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        The Blind Owl

      Grove Press Books, New York - 1957, 1st limited edition. () Very good. 130pp. Octavo. Spine bound in original brown cloth backed paper, with original grey paper covered boards. Oxidized gilt to spine, gilt on front cover. Textblock is clean and tight. The authors most enduring piece of literature and a major work of 20th century Iran. The Blind Owl is a haunting tale of loss and spiritual degradation. Hedayat style of writing is often compared to Edgar Allen Poe. A very nice copy of a scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings. Blue cloth binding. First State jacket dated 10/57. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and pages, a few light spots. Light shelf wear, fading at the head of the front endpaper & a small piece of tape. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, price clipped, shelf wear, shelf wear. 1 inch tear at the rear panel, surface tear at the front panel, age toning. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        The Cat in the Hat

      New York: Random House, 1957 Illustrated by Seuss. First edition, first printing. Publisher's matte blue pictorial boards, with an illustration to the front board of the Cat in the Hat, pictorial endpapers illustrated with images of the Cat in the Hat; in the original first issue dust jacket, illustrated and lettered to match the binding, with the price "200/200" to the front flap. Near fine, with some minor rubbing to the extremities, former owner's inscription on the verso of the front free endpaper, otherwise fresh interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear to the extremities, minor chips to the spine ends, light rubbing to the rear hinge, some creasing to the panels, a hint of light soiling to the rear panel, else bright and fresh. Overall, a very good and attractive copy. The Cat in the Hat is a short children's book Theodore Geisel published under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss that tells the story of a young boy and girl whose quiet rainy day at home is disrupted by the arrival of the mischievous Cat in the Hat. A significant text in the history of children's literature, The Cat in the Hat is both the book that brought Geisel literary fame and revolutionized the way children learned to read. It was published in response to a perceived literary crisis and was supposed to inspire a love for reading in young students that was not facilitated by the traditional Dick and Jane readers; as the dust jacket explains, The Cat in the Hat opens "the door to the wondrous discovery that reading can be fun!" To achieve this goal, Geisel created the story from only 223 words that were considered within the reading ability of the average first grade student in the United States based on the phonetic skills and vocabulary required of the national first grade primer. Interestingly, Houghton Mifflin proposed the idea of using a set number of words on the first grade primer to create a text geared towards students, but Seuss had a pre-established contract with Random House. Accordingly, Random House published this first trade edition while Houghton Mifflin retained the right for school publications.. Illus. by Seuss, Dr.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        On The Road ( Being a Almost Flawless Copy Nice Edition of Best Work of Beat Literature, Authors 2nd Book ) Subculture of Fifties, American Youth Adrift in America , Front DJ Has Colored Abstract Design Block Makes it Very Destinctive & Beat !!

      Viking Press,NY. HBDJ , DJ is LASER Copy, stated 1st edition Published 1957, Later ISSUE, FINE/F, AS-IS, 8 vo,Black Cloth Hardboard Cover lettered in White on Spine, This bk might possibly be Facsimile ?, A truly beautiful copy rarely encountered in this superlative condition, The boards are straight and clean with no bumping, tears, shredding, soiling or loss. The white lettering is bright and complete. Internally there is no writing, tears, soiling, foxing, or separation, No red Topstain, 310 PAGES, . Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        Fighting Ships. A Collection of 51 copies from 1898 to 1957 - The oblong quarto period.

      London Sampson 1957. This unique collection of 51 copies of Jane's oblong quarto editions (the period between 1898 and 1957), a.k.a. "landscape folio" has been assembled diligently by 2 generations inside the same family. Most issues were wrapped in old cellophane protective paper - to prevent bleaching/tanning, and stored in a LYING POSITION in order to spare hinges and binding. +++ PHOTOS: #1 showing the boards of the 1898 1st and 2nd editions; #2 their title pp.; #3 the way this collection has been stored. +++ VOLUMES: 1898 (1st ed.); 1898 (2nd ed.); 1899; 1903-1914; 1915 (Brit. Fleet spec. Ed. only); 1916-25; 1928-31; 1933-37; 1939-57 --- eight issues are missing, 1914 being the 17th year of issue is present in 2nd + 3rd + 4th ed. - a perfect basis for research work; all other issues as 1st UK ed. (except 1949-50 being 1st US ed.). In publisher's orig. cloth, except 1903, 1904, 1911 (modern cloth binding), and 1917 + 1921 (in mod. full leather). NO REPRINTS, ORIGINALS ONLY. ++++++ CONDITION: (Class 1) 18 copies in pristine condition, AS NEW or FINE (minor bumping, no owner's name, pages + page edges bright + clean + complete, boards without stains); 2 issues (1917, 1921) bound in full leather instead of cloth. +++ (Class 2) 24 copies in NEAR FINE or VG condition (more obvious bumping on spine ends; maybe little bumping on board corners; small stains and maybe very small blisters on boards, may have apparent owner's name, maybe 1-4 adv. pages stained, pp. bright and clean and complete). The 1952/53 issue has a has a private Errata list of ship names not showing up in the printed general index. +++ (Class 3) 8 copies in good+ or fair condition (obvious bumping and/or scratches and/or stains on boards, pp. bright and clean and complete) ; (Class 4) 1 copy (of 1925) with fair condition (obvious bumping and scratches and stains on boards, spine missing, pp. bright and clean and complete, with a bit of foxing). +++ Need further photos and/or information? Just use the "Ask Bookseller" button. A WORD file with extensive descriptions of each item is available, including prices and descriptions of alternative ABE offers). 2 photos per item available immediately, more photos on request within 2 days. +++ Also being sold here: JFS 1958-1996/7 (38 out of the first 40 volumes of the "modern" version). +++ FREE SHIPPING INSIDE EU. Hardcover Buch. Sehr gut

      [Bookseller: Magister Michalis Versandantiquariat]
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        Olympischer Sportkalender 1957

      Wilhelm Limpert in Zusammenarbeit mit der Deutschen Olympischen Gesellschaft n/d, Frankfurt am Main - Lg. 8vo. Photographic color wraps with top-edge in orange cloth. Stiff card board back cover, as published. Binding protected by modern mylar. 52 leaves with b/w reproductions of photographs on recto, text on verso. The plates show athletes as well as some children in various types of sports such as alpine skiing, ice-hockey, bob sledding, figure-skating, fencing, judo, gymnastics, rowing, boxing, handball, etc. Some of the athletes shown are: Edgar Basel, Anger Holm, Zenta Gastl, Maria Sander, Günther Dohrow, Rita Czech, Dafoe-Bowden, H. G. Winckler, and others. The photographs were not taken during Olympic events, but at various international competitions, at practice, and other events. Photographs by H. v. d. Becke, Sickert, Clausing, Roebild-Hartig, Schlundt, Kindermann, Helmut Worsch, AP, L. Viereck, Liselott Diem, and others. The text are quotes, poems, excerpts by famous writers such as Goethe, Kipling, Schiller, Lord Byron, Rilke, Heine, Carl Zuckmayer, etc., as well as some unknown & anonymous persons. Very minor creasing and rubbing to edges of front wrapper. Text in German. Scarce 1957 sports calendar. Calendars such as these were published in-between Olympic Games to keep the spirit of the Games alive. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        From Russia With Love (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1957,, 1957. FIRST EDITION. Equisitely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe for Asprey of London in full black goatskin with Japanese gilt endpapers, a.e.g. A beautiful 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. Penzler; Ian Fleming's James Bond (1999). Biondi/Pickard; Firsts Vol 8 No4 (1998). Campbell; Ian Fleming- A Catalogue of a Collection (1978), Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection (1976). Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction (1972).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

      New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, as per Younger & Hirsch. Near Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with price of 250/250 intact, and 14 titles listed on the rear flap; 13 titles listed at end of pages. Light rubbing at edges, primarily at corners and spine ends. Light reading wear to pages. Dust jacket shows crimping along the top and bottom edges, wear at the corners and spine ends, and several short edge tears. A nice copy in a lightly worn first issue jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Gutai 8, l'aventure informelle

      Nissha, Kioto 1957 - Softcover, slight creases to paper covers and a bit of wear else VG, clean internally, b/w photographs w/occasional colour of various artists connected with the group, bp of Princeton Friends School on pastedown, tall thin 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Façade and other Poems 1920 - 1935. With an Introductory Essay by Jack Lindsay. [Second Impression]. PAUL SCOFIELD'S COPY WITH LETTER INVITING PARTICIPATION

      Duckworth [1957] 8vo., Second Impression; orange cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. PAUL SCOFIELD'S COPY. LOOSELY INSERTED IS AN A.L.s TO SCOFIELD FROM PRODUCER JAMES ARCHIBALD INVITING HIM TO READ THE MALE VOICE IN A RECORDED VERSION OF 'FAÇADE' WITH MUSIC BY SIR WILLIAM WALTON. IN THE LETTER THE FEMALE VOICE IS PROPOSED AS IRENE WORTH BUT IN THE EVENT WAS PLAYED BY PEGGY ASHCROFT. THE LETTER IS DATED DECEMBER 1971;THE FINISHED RECORDING WAS RELEASED ON THE ARGO LABEL IN 1972. IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS COPY WAS SENT TO SCOFIELD TO FAMILIARISE HIM WITH THE TEXTS, BUT LESS LIKELY THAT IT WAS USED IN THE RECORDING SINCE IT REMAINS UNANNOTATED. First published in 1950; dustwrapper artwork by John Piper. Fifoot EA45 (recording the first edition).

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        The Midwich Cuckoos

      UK: Michael Joseph, 1957 London, Michael Joseph, 1957. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy. Some offsetting to the endpapers, similar toning to pastedown. Jacket is price clipped, small nick. Nice copy overall.. 1st Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Count Basie and His Orchestra. Its Music and its Musicians

      New York: The Citadel Press, 1957., 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.

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        The Door into Summer.

      Stated First Edition. Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1957. 188pp. Publisher´s red cloth with dustjacket. Very Good. Slight shelf wear. Small crease on upper right corner of dustjacket

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        Chagall.

      Editions Pierre à Feu, A. Maeght, juillet-aout, Paris, 1957 - Paris, Editions Pierre à Feu, A. Maeght, juillet-aout 1957. 4°. 20 p. (couverture incl.) avec 4 lithographies originales en couleurs, dont 2 en double page, 3 lithographies originales en noir. Reproductions en noir et blanc des oeuvres exposés. Broché. Mourlot 175-179, 204, 206. - Cramer 33. - Edition originale tiré à 2500 exemplairs. Avec le texte de Jean Paulhan "Chagall à sa juste place". Avec la belle lithographie "Le fenêtre" (Mourlot 175), le Concert (Mourlot 176), l'acordéonist (Mourlot 204) et Nature morte en bleu (Mourlot 206). - En toute fraicheur. Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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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''. Mottagaren Kristina Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005) hade under 40-talet och möjligen även senare en kärleksaffär med Moberg, som döpte Kristina i Utvandrarserien efter henne. Kärleksaffären upptäcktes via en svit om 30 böcker som Moberg dedicerat till henne. I exemplaret av Utvandrarna (1949) skriver han: "Till Kristina, min älskade, som lånat sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i denna bok, med tacksamhet och kärlek från Författaren", ett intyg som upprepas så sent som 1969 i pocketupplagan av Utvandrarserien: " Den 29/3 1969. / Till Kristina -- hon som givit sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i utvandrarromanen och till Minnet / med innerlig tillgivenhet från Författaren", vilket visar att hon var fullt närvarande i hans tankevärld under hela denna tid och därmed mycket väl kan ha påverkat hans senare litterära produktion. Vad som ytterligare talar för detta är exemplaret av Vår ofödde son, en pjäs från 1945 som behandlar abort-problematik. Detta är den enda av böckerna som Kristina låtit binda in i ett påkostat rött skinnband, med en pärmficka längst bak där hon samlat tidningsartiklar om boken och dess författare. I Kristinas exemplar av den danska utgåvan av samma bok, utgiven 1947, finns en dedikation från översättaren: "Kaera Kristina! / Denne Bog, den til Dels handler om dig, sendes dig til Erindring -- ikke om Forfattaren, men om Oversatteren. / Din Carl Erik''

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        On the Road

      The Viking Press, New York 1957 - A Very Good+ copy of the book; original black cloth with white lettering on the spine and front board; red topstain. Previous owner's name and date written on the endpapers, "Talbert 3/25/58 NY City." This book came from Tom Talbert's estate (1924 - 2005); Talbert was a well-known jazz pianist and composer who lived in NY and Los Angeles. Slight discoloration to the black cloth and spine a bit cocked. Internal contents are clean throughout with one single line underlined in blue pen, apparently by Talbert. Famous Bill English dust jacket a bit faded on the spine, worn along the extremities with various small chips and tears, but Very Good overall and completely unrepaired."It changed my life like it changed everyone else's," Bob Dylan said of "On The Road." Jack Kerouac's classic Roman A Clef, published in 1957, was the defining work of the beat generation. It follows the travels of Sal Paradise, a stand in for Kerouac himself, and is based on a serious of journeys Kerouac took from 1947 to 1950. The work was typed up on a continuous "scroll" of sheets that Kerouac had taped together. "On The Road" appears on both Modern Library's list of the 100 best novels of the century and on Time Magazine list of the 100 best English language novels from 1923-2005. "[I]ts publication is a historic occasion? the most beautifully executed, the clearest and the most important utterance yet made by the generation Kerouac himself named years ago as 'beat,' and whose principal avatar he is." (Contemporary New York Times review). Very Good + in Very Good. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        PABLO PICASSO OEUVRES DE 1895 A 1906. (VOL 1)

      Paris Cahiers D'art 1957. XXXVIIIpp French text+185pp plates +7pp index. Spine with insignificant outside markings. A FINE COPY. Printed in 500 numbered copies (this nr 137) (entire edition 550 copies) SHIPPING AIR MAIL WORLDWIDE INCLUDED. Registered surface mail incl. worldwide. Limited/Numbered Original Wrappers Folio

      [Bookseller: M. Pollak Antiquariat - Est.1899, ABA, V]
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        Martin Luther King, Jr. Autograph Manuscript Page for His First Book, Stride Towards Freedom

      Montgomery, AL 1957 - Autograph Manuscript, a page from a late draft of Chapter 11 of his book, Stride Toward Freedom. Montgomery, n.d. [circa 1957]. The entire text, including corrections, is King's hand. 1p., 8 1/2 x 11 in. "Virtually every national or international union has clear policies of nondiscrimination . But in spite of this some unions, governed by the racist ethos, have contributed to the degraded economic status of the Negroes." Complete TranscriptDr. King has handwritten at the top edge in red pencil "(insert p. X1-15 in place of second first paragraph in X1-175)" and in the upper left corner "insert / #2""Certainly the labor movement has already made significant moves in this direction. Virtually every national or international union has clear policies of nondiscrimination and the national leaders of AFL-CIO have proclaimed sincerely the ultimate objective of eliminating racial bias not only from the American labor movement but also from American society as a whole. But in spite of this, it must be admitted that some unions, governed by the racist ethos, have contributed to the degraded economic status of the Negroes. Negros [sic] have."Historical BackgroundMartin Luther King, Jr.'s, first book, Stride Toward Freedom, is a first-hand account of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court ended the boycott by ordering Alabama's busses desegregated on December 20, 1956. Just months after the boycott's end, King was asked to write a book chronicling the year-long struggle against Alabama's segregation laws. In the book, he discusses racial tensions in Alabama before and after the boycott, as well as his personal beliefs in nonviolent resistance. Stride Towards Freedom was published on September 17, 1958, to critical acclaim.This is a late draft of part of Chapter XI of Stride Toward Freedom. Only one edit was made between this manuscript and its publication on page 204 in the book ("it must be admitted that" here was replaced with "it must stand that"), in a chapter titled "Where Do We Go From Here?" He also used that chapter title as the title of his last book, published in 1967.The words immediately preceding what Dr. King handwrote in the manuscript here offered: "The organized labor movement, which has contributed so much to the economic security and well-being of millions, must concentrate its powerful forces on bringing economic emancipation to white and Negro by organizing them together in social equality," then our draft page, and then the complete sentence after what Dr. King has written here: "Negroes have been barred from membership in certain unions."ConditionFine. Expertly separated from the prior page. Conserved with silk backing on verso. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Morir de Pie Vintage Poster

      Mexico City, 1957. Offset lithograph, image measuring 29 x 40, linen-backed, with the linen extending beyond the image for two inches in each dimension. Very good; a few small tears around the edges, fold marks. An unusually arresting image from Diaz, a little-known artist working in the Mexican film industry during the 50's and 60's. The film's title is an abridgement of the famous quote by Emilio Zapata: It is better to die standing than live on your knees. Professionally mounted on conservation grade linen.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Illustrations to the Bible

      Folio. London: Trianon Press, 1957. Folio, with 9 color plates and 156 illustrations, and an extra suite of progressive states of the frontispiece plate. Original full black morocco in the original clamshell box. Limited to 20 de luxe copies. No copy listed at auction, no copy online and the only copy we have ever had was George Goyder?s copy (he was the editor. This was the first time that Blake?s Biblical illustrations had been brought together. The catalogue raisonné was compiled by Sir Geoffrey Keynes and comprises virtually every Biblical painting by Blake in existence. Bentley, Blake Books, 681.

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        The Guns of Navarone

      Collins, London, 1957., 1957. Wartime Allied commando thriller. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo, pp. 318. Publisher's cloth in original dust-wrapper (14s.). Some minor toning and rubbing; near fine. With author's signature to title page in blue ink. One of the author's most popular titles, basis for the epic 1961 action movie starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn. The future 007 series producer Cubby Broccoli believed 'The Guns of Navarone' film adaptation effectively "captured the spirit of the movies he wanted to be making" -James Bond The Legacy (2002), p.24.

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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing Good, in a Good dust jacket with price of $6.95 intact. Front hinge exposed, leaving binding tender. Tape ghosts to endsheets, corner of front free end paper clipped, quotation in ink written at rear of book. The dust jacket is tattered, with heavy wear at the base of the spine, and edge wear. A good place holder. First printing.

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        The Law at Randado

      Robert Hale, 1957, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Condition, First Edition This is the first UK edition. 160 pages. Lightly tanned pages. Dustjacket is in very good condition with only small closed tear in top edge and minor wear. Dust Jacket is un-clipped. Foxing to top edge of pages. Very rare 1st UK edition of the authors second book. Rarer than the 1st US edition and also NOT ex-library. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Western; Inventory No: 15060326. *** FREE tracked shipping for all orders within Australia ***

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        SOCIETE PARITYS Et Les TISSUS LEBOTYS. Collection Été 1957

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

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        The Divine And The Decay

      MacGibbon & Kee 1957 - Some slight edgewear to jacket with the white area to the back of the jacket being a bit grubby. 234pp. A very scarce book as most were recalled by the author and destroyed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les chants du printemps Tirage de tête

      Bourg-la-Reine: Aux dépens d'un artiste, 1957. Fine. Aux dépens d'un artiste, Bourg-la-Reine 1957, 25,5x32,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui.. - Illustrated edition of 21 original chisels Tavy Notton, one of 15 numbered copies on Japan super pearly leading copy after another 6 enrichis.Notre otherwise copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is full of original drawing signed Tavy Notton, his two suites on Auvergne and white Rives, the draw on silk 3 boards simples.En contrast, copper and silk print 3 double boards are lacking in our ouvrage.Les illustrations Tavy Notton consist as follows: 1 frontispiece in black, 20 full-page black including 6 double page.Très nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 21 burins originaux de Tavy Notton, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon super nacré, tirage de tête après 6 autres autrement enrichis. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, est bien complet du dessin original signé de Tavy Notton, de ses deux suites sur Auvergne et Rives blanc, du tirage sur soie de 3 planches simples. En revanche, le cuivre et le tirage sur soie de 3 planches doubles font défaut à notre ouvrage. Les illustrations de Tavy Notton se composent ainsi : 1 frontispice en noir, 20 hors-texte en noir dont 6 à double page. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        D'un château l'autre EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1957. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1957, 14x20,5cm, relié sous étui. - First edition, one of 45 numbered copies on vellum Holland paper van Gelder, leading copy. Bound in full black morocco, flat spine decorated with strips of red and green inlay and brown morocco date tail, boards decorated with geometric decoration red strips and mosaics of green, brown and gray morocco morocco black morocco in coaching contreplats guards and contreplats red suede, all edges gilt, covers and spine preserved, Case lined with black morocco and velvet-lined ocher, binding signed Semet and Plumelle. A page of the manuscript was connected head of the copy after the cover. Copy remarkable well established in a mosaic binding master. Provenance: bilbliothèque R. and BL with his bookplate. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Hollande van Gelder, tirage de tête.   Reliure en plein maroquin noir, dos lisse orné de listels de maroquin rouge ainsi que d'incrustations de maroquin vert et brun, date en queue, plats ornés d'un décor géométrique de listels rouges et de mosaïques de maroquin vert, brun et gris, maroquin noir en encadrement des contreplats, gardes et contreplats de daim rouge, toutes tranches dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé de maroquin noir et doublé de velours ocre, reliure signée Semet et Plumelle. Un feuillet du manuscrit a été relié en tête de l'exemplaire à la suite de la couverture. Provenance : bibliothèque R. et B. L. avec son ex-libris. Remarquable exemplaire parfaitement établi dans une reliure mosaïquée de maître.

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        (Hamburg 1929 - 1995). Zwei Schwestern. Farbholzschnitt von 1957. Signiert, datiert, numeriert. 80 x 50,8 cm. Unter Passepartout schön gerahmt.

      1957. . Brockstedt R 22a; Vogel 68.- Schöner farbsatter Druck in Violett, Grau- und Brauntönen sowie Schwarz. Nr. 22/50 Exemplaren. Auf schwerem strukturiertem Bütten von Hahnemühle. Späterer Druck (von 1987) der Galerie Brockstedt vom Originalstock.

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        "Sabbataï Zevi, le Faux Messie" Fresque lyrique en 1 Prologue et 4 Actes de Nathan Bistritzky Rédaction pour chant et piano Durée: env[iron] 2'h. 15.'' Piano-vocal score of the opera. Autograph musical manuscript signed in full and dated on the last page of music "Paris, 1958"

      Folio (349 x 270 mm). Unbound. 6 signatures of 6 bifolia and 1 signature of 4 bifolia wrapped in another bifolium protected by onionskin paper, all wrapped in blank bifolium of 20-staff music paper. 1f. (title), [i] (second title, cast list, and contents), [i] (historical background), 180, [iv] (blank) pp. Notated in blue and black ink on pre-printed 16-staff music paper with blindstamp of Edition Max Eschig, Paris. Marks in blue ink written over (i.e., reinforced) in black ink in front matter and through p. 11; only blue ink from p. 12. Date to upper right corner of p. 1: "1957-58." Date and signature to end of score: "Alexandre Tansman Paris 1958." Durations marked throughout. The overall duration as given on the title (repeated on the second title and at the end of the score) is to be read as "2 hours 15 minutes." Autograph corrections, some major, in both ink and pencil. Directions to engraver in pencil. Performance-related annotations in various hands in red, blue, and graphite pencil. Cues for entrances of characters and chorus marked in red pencil. Slightly worn; occasional staining, especially to p. 162. Together with: Sabbataï Zevi, le faux Messie. Chœurs (chantés et parlés). [Choral score.] Large folio (375 x 278 mm). Stapled. 17, [iii] (blank) pp. Facsimile of autograph manuscript. Copyright note of Editions Max Eschig, Paris, dated 1961, to foot of first page. Creased; rippled; frayed at upper edge. . Sabbataï Zevi is the fourth of Tansman's seven operas. The opera received a concert performance on March 3, 1961, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, but has apparently never been staged. Max Eschig, Paris, published a piano-vocal score in 1966. The choral score accompanying the present autograph was most probably created for the 1961 production of the opera. The composer considered Sabbataï Zevi the best of his operas. Like many of Tansman's later works it is based on a distinctly Jewish subject. "... Tansman was a French composer and pianist of Polish birth... Disappointed with his reception in Poland, he moved to Paris, giving a début recital in February 1920. Soon after his arrival, he became friendly with Stravinsky and Ravel, both of whom encouraged and advised him... Acquainted with many leading musical figures in Paris during these years, Tansman was part of the circle of foreign musicians, known as the Ecole de Paris, that included Martin , Alexander Tcherepnin, Conrad Beck and Marcel Mihalovici. While his music retained many distinctively Polish features, such as Mazurka rhythms and Polish folk melodies, and while he wrote collections of Polonaises, Nocturnes, Impromptus, Waltzes and other Chopinesque miniatures, neo-classical traits appear in works [from about 1925]... Although he never completely abandoned a diatonic framework, critics of the 1920s and 30s described his harmony at times as Scriabinesque and atonal... Tansman was quick to achieve international success... He settled in Los Angeles in 1941 where he became acquainted with Schoenberg, renewed friendships with other European émigrés, including Milhaud and Stravinsky, and composed a number of film scores. He returned to Paris in 1946." Caroline Rae in Grove Music Online. "Tansman was as adept at writing in C major as he was at composing serially and he made use at different times of atonality and polytonality. The music of his opera Sabbataï Zevi (1953-9), which tells of the rise and fall of the 17th-century mystic, is post-tonal in style." Anne Giradot and Richard Langham Smith in the New Grove Dictionary of Opera.

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        La bibliothèque est en feu & autres poèmes Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Glm, 1957. Fine. Glm, Paris 1957, 12,5x20cm, broché. - First edition, one of 1420 numbered copies on vellum Jebel only major papers after 55 Arches and some trade off. Precious autograph signed by the author André Malraux: "... with my very cordial remembrance and tribute very keen ..." Four small bites minor on the back. Bookplate pasted on a contreplat. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition collective, un des 1420 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Djebel, seuls grands papiers après 55 Arches et quelques hors commerce. Précieux envoi autographe signé de René Char à André Malraux : "... avec mon très cordial souvenir et en bien vif hommage..." Quatre petites piqûres sans gravité sur le dos. Ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat.

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        L'exil et le royaume EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1957. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1957, 12x18,5cm, relié. - First edition, one of 45 numbered copies on Holland paper, one of our 5 hors commerce justified by the editor leading copy.binding black half shagreen, smooth back, when golden tail, framing a gold band on boards covered with pink stingray guards and contreplats pink paper, covers and spine preserved, gilt-head control, superb binding signed Goy & Vilaine.Très nice copy superbly set in a spectacular binding stingray. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, le nôtre un des 5 hors commerce justifiés par l'éditeur, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, encadrement d'un filet doré sur les plats recouverts de galuchat rose, gardes et contreplats de papier rose, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, superbe reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Très bel exemplaire superbement établi dans une spectaculaire reliure en galuchat.

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        MILLINERY SAMPLE BOOK

      Folio, 343 manuscript pages, all but a few illustrated with a mounted original b&w silver photograph, each approximately 2 3/4 x 4 inches or the reverse. Cloth over boards with a chipped paper label affixed to the upper board. Finger soiling and glue staining, moderate wear to the board tips, otherwise good. A unique salesman's sample book from an unnamed Spanish or possibly Argentinean design house illustrating women's hats available for sale, July 1957 - May 1958. The manuscript notations in Spanish list the basic hat and the variations in feathers, ribbons, veils, etc., with the price of these options, as well as the wholesale price in code, and the retail price in an unknown currency. At the top of many of the sample pages is the name of a notable French house of design , i.e., Legroux, Colombier, Rose Valois, Christian Dior, Lanvin, St. Cyr, ,et al. It is possible that these top couture houses were represented by this manufacturer, but it is more plausible that this is a sample book of inexpensive knockoffs, among original designs, to be sold in department stores and other retail settings

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        The Cat in the Hat

      New York: Random House, 1957., 1957. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Publisher's pictorial boards, wear to extremities, corners lightly bumped, in similar dustwrapper, with some nicks and tears, rubbed to spine. Internally clean and bright. A very good copy of a rare book.

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        Etchings and Dry Points. Catalogue Raisonne [W. Russell Flint]

      P. & D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd. 1957, London - Signed limited edition. This is copy no. 5 of an edition limited to 20 copies bound in full niger morocco. Signed by the artist W. Russell Flint on the limitataion page. The frontispiece is also signed by the artist and executed specially for this catalogue. Deluxe binding in full orange niger with decorative gilt device to front board. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. In a specially made marbled-paper slipcase with the pattern repeated on the endpapers. 66 reproductions with descriptive text. Lacking the extra mounted original crayon figure-study. Slight fading to spine. Slipcase edgeworn. From the library of etcher and artist Robert Austin RA(1895-1973). Very Good condition.

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        Chagall.

      Paris. Maeght Editeur. 1957.. Erste Ausgabe. 24 x 21 cm. 177 S., 1 Blatt. OKarton mit OUmschlag. Umschlag an den Kapitalen und Kanten teils etwas berieben, am unteren Umschlagende mit kleinem Papierverlust. Papier stellenweise gering lichtrandig. Gutes Exemplar.. Mit 15 Original-Lithographien, davon eine auf dem Umschlag und das Titelblatt. 13 farbige Lithographien, davon 4 doppelblattgroße, sowie 2 s/w. [Vgl. Cramer 34; Mourlot 192-207].

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        A Surprise for the Bagpipe-Player to Miriam. Being a collection of 18 poems with decorations and drawings reproduced through Silk Screening from the original MS. pages of Kenneth Patchen. [Palo Alto/ Californien], Kenneth Patchen, [Privatdruck 1957]. 38,9 : 30,5 cm. 18 lose Serigraphien auf farblich unterschiedlichen, handgeschöpften Japanpapieren, gedruckt von Frank Bacher. Rote O.-Kartonmappe mit Deckeltitel in Weiß und einer Illustration in Gold, sowie Titelei, Inhalt und Druckvermerk ebenfalls in Weiß auf dem Kartonflügel in Siebdruck. - Kartonmappe an den Ecken etwas bestoßen, sonst tadellos erhalten.

      . . Eines von 200 Exemplaren. - Komplette Sammlung von 18 Gedichten mit Dekorationen und Zeichnungen aus den ursprünglichen Manuskriptblättern durch Siebdruck reproduziert vom Kunstdrucker Frank Bacher.

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        "Sabbataï Zevi, le Faux Messie" Fresque lyrique en 1 Prologue et 4 Actes de Nathan Bistritzky Rédaction pour chant et piano Durée: env[iron] 2'h. 15.'' Piano-vocal score of the opera. Autograph musical manuscript signed in full and dated on the last page of music "Paris, 1958"

      Folio (349 x 270 mm). Unbound. 6 signatures of 6 bifolia and 1 signature of 4 bifolia wrapped in another bifolium protected by onionskin paper, all wrapped in blank bifolium of 20-staff music paper. 1f. (title), [i] (second title, cast list, and contents), [i] (historical background), 180, [iv] (blank) pp. Notated in blue and black ink on pre-printed 16-staff music paper with blindstamp of Edition Max Eschig, Paris. Marks in blue ink written over (i.e., reinforced) in black ink in front matter and through p. 11; only blue ink from p. 12. Date to upper right corner of p. 1: "1957-58." Date and signature to end of score: "Alexandre Tansman Paris 1958." Durations marked throughout. The overall duration as given on the title (repeated on the second title and at the end of the score) is to be read as "2 hours 15 minutes." Autograph corrections, some major, in both ink and pencil. Directions to engraver in pencil. Performance-related annotations in various hands in red, blue, and graphite pencil. Cues for entrances of characters and chorus marked in red pencil. Slightly worn; occasional staining, especially to p. 162. Together with: Sabbataï Zevi, le faux Messie. ChÂœurs (chantés et parlés). [Choral score.] Large folio (375 x 278 mm). Stapled. 17, [iii] (blank) pp. Facsimile of autograph manuscript. Copyright note of Editions Max Eschig, Paris, dated 1961, to foot of first page. Creased; rippled; frayed at upper edge. . Sabbataï Zevi is the fourth of Tansman's seven operas. The opera received a concert performance on March 3, 1961, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, but has apparently never been staged. Max Eschig, Paris, published a piano-vocal score in 1966. The choral score accompanying the present autograph was most probably created for the 1961 production of the opera. The composer considered Sabbataï Zevi the best of his operas. Like many of Tansman's later works it is based on a distinctly Jewish subject. "... Tansman was a French composer and pianist of Polish birth... Disappointed with his reception in Poland, he moved to Paris, giving a début recital in February 1920. Soon after his arrival, he became friendly with Stravinsky and Ravel, both of whom encouraged and advised him... Acquainted with many leading musical figures in Paris during these years, Tansman was part of the circle of foreign musicians, known as the Ecole de Paris, that included Martin , Alexander Tcherepnin, Conrad Beck and Marcel Mihalovici. While his music retained many distinctively Polish features, such as Mazurka rhythms and Polish folk melodies, and while he wrote collections of Polonaises, Nocturnes, Impromptus, Waltzes and other Chopinesque miniatures, neo-classical traits appear in works [from about 1925]... Although he never completely abandoned a diatonic framework, critics of the 1920s and 30s described his harmony at times as Scriabinesque and atonal... Tansman was quick to achieve international success... He settled in Los Angeles in 1941 where he became acquainted with Schoenberg, renewed friendships with other European émigrés, including Milhaud and Stravinsky, and composed a number of film scores. He returned to Paris in 1946." Caroline Rae in Grove Music Online. "Tansman was as adept at writing in C major as he was at composing serially and he made use at different times of atonality and polytonality. The music of his opera Sabbataï Zevi (1953-9), which tells of the rise and fall of the 17th-century mystic, is post-tonal in style." Anne Giradot and Richard Langham Smith in the New Grove Dictionary of Opera.

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