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        The Short Reign of Pippin IV

      The Viking Press, New York 1957 - First Edition, First Printing with "FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1957" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a spectacular copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Original Four-Act Version of The Importance Of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

      Methuen, London 1957 - With an explanatory foreword by Vyvyan Holland and two facsimile illustrations. The first publication in English of Oscar Wilde's original 4-act version of "The Importance of Being Earnest", in its final form. SCARCE. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, tiny rubs at head of spine, spine lettering a bit dulled. A truly lovely copy of a quite Scarce book. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        The Alexandria Quartet Justine Balthazar Mountolive Clea Leather bound

      London: Faber and Faber, 1957-1960. Mixed editions. Full leather, gilt lettering on spine. Marbled end papers. Fine copy (very light wear). Octavo. .

      [Bookseller: BookMine]
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        Three autograph letters, signed, to Evan Gill

      1957. Two full A4 sheets and one partial sheet. Set of three letters to Evan Gill, responding to Gill's request for a signature on an engraving. In the first letter, dated November 11, 1957, Jones muses that the engraving itself is somewhat of a mystery to him -- it was carved by Eric Gill from a pencil drawing of Jones's, but the year and the circumstances of its creation are beyond his recollection. He comments on its origins and artistry, and he estimates that it may have been done anywhere between 1929 and 1936. In the other two shorter missals, dated November 20 and 22, 1957, Jones sends along the signed piece. Altogether, this set of related letters gives an interesting perspective on Jones's partnership with Eric Gill and the imperfections of memory. Original folds and slight edgewear; overall fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        William Blake's Illustrations to the Bible. A Catalogue Compiled By Geoffrey Keynes. Introduction By George Goyder

      Trianon Press, London 1957 - Quarter black morocco and marbled boards. Some minor rubbing Volor frontispiece, 174 images in black and white on 13 pages, with caption text opposite. 8 color plates at the back of the book First edition, number 412 of 230 for America of a total of 506 copies [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Proceedings of the Presentation of the Williamsburg Award by the Trustees of Colonial Williamsburg to The Rt. Hon. Sir Winston S. Churchill

      Williamsburg, Virginia: Colonial Williamsburg,, 1957. At Draper's Hall, London December 7, 1955. Tall octavo. Original pale green boards, gilt lettered. Illustrated. Spine and front cover faded. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Lady Soames on the front free endpaper: "Given me by Tim Hardy. May '06. Thanked on telephone". From the library of Mary Soames, with the posthumous bookplate loosely inserted.

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        I BLOW MY OWN HORN

      Doubleday, Garden City 1957 - Very good-plus in a like jacket. 8vo. Black cloth. In original illustrated dust jacket. Unclipped. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, in the year of publication, to half-title page: "Hon. James Douglas: / I am happy to autograph / this book, because it contains / a brief account of one of the / finest gentlemen in the Motion / Picture Industry - my good friend / Merian C. Cooper. / Sincerely / Jesse L. Lasky / H'wood Aug 12/57." Jacket lighly rubbed at corners. Mild wear to cloth. A few instances of marginalia. Overall clean, sound. Scarce, incsribed copy of the autobiography of Jesse L Lasky, one of the founders of Paramount Pictures and a profoundly important figure in American film. "Pages 188-189." also written to half-title page in ink, in a different hand than Lasky's, noting the section on Merian C. Cooper referred to in the inscription. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller ABAA/ILAB]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      ("Alice Toklas") 1 page, Paris, Oct 18, 1957 to Anita Loos. 8 1/4" x 5 1/4". Fine.Together with a typed transcription. Toklas express great pleasure at seeing Loos again and thanks her for her recommendation of a spa treatment at Acqui.In part: "...The doctor recommended ten baths during twelve days...I am very grateful to you. It would be lovely to think you would return to Paris in my time.Toklas (1877-1967), companion of writer Gertrude Stein, who wrote about their life together in "What is Remembered" and was the subject of Stein's "Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas."Loos (1891-1981), American humorous writer; best known for her novel "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" 1925; worked for various Hollywood studios as a writer and script consultant; film career from 1912: "My Baby" 1912; "The Telephone Girl and the Lady" 1913; "The Lady in Black" 1913; "San Francisco" 1936; "Saratoga" 1937; "The Women" 1939; "Another Thin Man" 1939; "Strange Cargo" 1940; "Susan and God" 1940; "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" 1945; "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" 1953; "Gigi" 1958.

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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape 1957. 218 pp. A clean pleasing copy in the same format as the first edition black cloth, with red lettering to the spine, and the red heart in the centre of the front board. There is a green Foyles bookseller's label on the front pastedown. . Near Fine. Hardcover. 4th Printing. 1957. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY

      1957. Fine. HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1957). First Edition. 8vo. This is a fine copy in a dust jacket with a small chip to the left side of the top front corner and a little darkening along the folds. Overall a fresh pleasing copy.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Interpersonal Diagnosis of Personality [Inscribed Association Copy]

      The Ronald Press, NY 1957 - Leary's first regularly published book, written while he was Director of Psychology Research at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Oakland, California. The book was voted the best book on psychotherapy in 1957 by the American Psychological Association, and was immediately recognized as a landmark: among other things, Leary's book argued that "individual character functions as an inextricable part of a larger social network," an insight that was later crucial in his experiments with the use of psychedelic drugs in psychotherapy and psychological treatment, and also with his non-academic experiments with such drugs. The accolades Leary received after the publication of this book led directly to his being offered a teaching position at Harvard, where he taught from 1959-1963. Leary left academia to pursue an iconoclastic path as an avatar of the counterculture in the 1960s, and as a prominent advocate of the use of psychedelic drugs for insight. This copy is inscribed by Leary to his longtime research assistant, and later lover, Helen Lane. Lane and Leary met in 1947 when she was secretary of the Berkeley chapter of the American Veterans Committee, in which Leary was active. She later moved to the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Oakland, where she was a research assistant and assisted on the paper written by two other researchers that was a precursor to Leary's book, and eventually became Leary's personal assistant. After Leary's second wife left him, he and Lane began a relationship and the two went to Mexico together. After Leary left California and went to Europe with his two children, she continued to manage his affairs for a time in his absence. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with modest edge wear and a few chips at the corners. Seldom found in jacket at all, and equally seldom found signed; this is an excellent association copy between Leary and one of the people closest to him for a number of years at the time he was working on this book and after it was first published. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Eloise in Paris

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. SIGNED BY HILARY KNIGHT at the foot of the title page. A very solid copy to boot of the 1957 stated 1st printing. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with very light soiling at the rear panel. Quarto, wonderfully illustrated thruout by Hilary Knight. . Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Hilary Knight.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        The Albatross

      New York: Coward-McCann. (1957). First. First edition. Ownership signature on the foredge and corners bumped, thus very good in very good dustwrapper with small chips and tears. Warmly Inscribed by the author in the year of publication. A reasonably nice copy of a book notorious for its poor condition. A classic collection that includes a novelette and nine stories. Very uncommon signed. Queen's Quorum. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Meaning Of The Illustrious Qur'an Being Translation Of The Holy Qur'an

      Shaikh Muhammad Ashraf, 1957, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketBoards are worn and marked.Previous ownership inscription.Rubber stamps.Minor damp markings on the edge of the book not affecting text.Well bound.Good copy without arabic text.[R.K] Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 5cs.

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        IN CLARUM ET ILLUSTRE COLLEGIUM VIRORUM. Qui antiquitus ex vino degustando nomen traxerunt quique se ipsos gallice "Tastevins" appelant. Allocutio.

      officina Bodoni,, Verona, 1957 - in-8 gr., pp. 9, leg. cartone edit. con tit. oro al d. in cofanetto orig. Testo latino. Con una tav. inc. in rame colorata a mano da Claudio Bonacini raff. il territorio della Valpolicella. Invio autogr. a matita dell’A. al fine. Mardesteig 114. Rarissima ediz. di soli 100 esempl.

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        Makalu : A Team Triumphant

      Jonathan Cape 1957 First English edition, translated from the French. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards with a clear silver snowflake design on the front, very minor rubbing to spine ends and no bumping to corners. The vertical page edges are very lightly foxed. Unclipped dust jacket. The upper one cm of the jacket has been exposed above the book and thus lightly creased, dusty and rubbed at corners. The end papers hold photographs of each of the eleven team members. The story of the successful ascent of Makalu in the Himalayas, the fifth highest summit in the world, by a French team in 1955. The book is written by the expedition leader Jean Franco and it follows their preparation on reconnaisance the year before. Part of the expedition's claims to success lies in the fact that all team members reached the summit, which was attained on three successive days. A very scarce book. 256pp.

      [Bookseller: Godley Books]
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        Sitka

      Appleton Century Crofts, New York 1957 - First Printing. Dust jacket has light chipping to the top of the spine and a small stain on the bottom of the rear panel. An attractive copy. Book is protected in a custom cut clear mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cahill Rare Books]
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        Dansk møbelkunst gennem 40 aar. Københavns Snedkerlaugs møbeludstillinger 1927-1966. 40 Years of Danish Furniture Design. The Copenhagen Cabinet-makers' Guild Exhibitions 1927-1966.

      Volume 4: 1957-1966. Kbhvn. 1987. Rigt illustr. 4to. 363 s. Orig. hellærred med smudsomslag. Helt friskt eksemplar. Richly illustr. Publisher's cloth with dustjacket. With Danish / English parallel-text. Fresh as published.. Grete Jalk registrered the carpenters and architects who participated in the furniture exhibitions of the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild during these 40 years. An impressive work and a "must" for all interested in Danish design and furniture

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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House 1957 - An excellent copy of the stated first printing, the true first edition of the author's magnum opus. Green cloth, author's monogram in gilt cartouche on front, dark blue topstain. Top corners slightly bent, hint of shelf wear at fore of bottom edges, overall clean and tight. "Christmas 1958" written in red ink on ffep, otherwise unmarked. Jacket is chipped at top and bottom with a 1/4" x 3/8" piece missing at junction of top spine and back cover, other chips at top and bottom of front cover/flap seam. $6.95 price intact, now in Brodart wrapper. This is a copy suitable for presentation to any but the most exacting Master of the Universe. We ship all books carefully and securely in sturdy cartons, never in mailing bags. Overweight book will require additional postage for foreign shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fox (Bookseller)]
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        The Rudder (Pendalion) [Hardcover] by D Cummings

      Orthodox Christian Educational Society, 1957-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Orthodox Christian Educational Society 1957 hardcover, gilt titles-dulled on spine- on fine navy cloth, tight binding, clean unmarked text

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        Etchings and Dry Points

      London: P. & D. Colnaghi, 1957 Catalogue raisonné by Harold J. L. Wright. Illustrated with original dry point "Manolita" signed Flint as a frontispiece. Limited edition of 135 numbered copies. Signed by Flint on the limitation page. Publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; blue cloth slipcase. Near fine, with a hint of light toning to the spine, else fine; in a fine slipcase. A lovely copy. Etchings and Dry Points is a catalogue raisoneé of the Scottish artist William Russell Flint's dry points and etchings from 1914-1954. A definitive reference text for these prints, Etchings and Dry Points chronicles the different proof and published states of Flint's dry points and etchings and includes high quality reproductions to illustrate the issue points. Flint, who is recognized for his work in dry point, reflects on his affinity for the medium in the preface: "Printing a copper plate is a gently stimulating and only partly repetitive occupation. To me it was always a change of work almost as good as a holiday." In addition to Wright's bibliographic text, Etchings and Dry Points contains Flints' notes on his inspirations for and memories of creating the discussed prints. Etching and dry point are intaglio printmaking processes that involves incising lines into the surface of the plate to create grooves to hold ink and print lines when passed through a hand press, but they are created through such different processes that their end results look strikingly different. Specifically, etching is a process in which an artist uses an etching needle to draw an image on a plate through a coat of resin and then dipping the plate into an acid bath, while dry point involves drawing directly onto the plate with a needle, creating a burr that gives the lines a fuzzy look in the final print.. Illus. by Flint, William Russell. Limited. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        On the Road

      Viking Press 1957 - Viking Press, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing. Stated Published in 1957, no additional printings. Black cloth boards. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and pages, tight spine. Light spots, shelf wear, minor age toning at the endpaper. Facsimile jacket added for presentation. Wrapped in a new mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sterling Silver Wine Charger presented by President and Mrs. Eisenhower to his former personal secretary and her husband

      [Washington, D.C.], 1957-1961. 4.5" D. "Sterling silver wine charger, 4.5? diameter, four ounces. Engraved, ?Helen and Harold North / from / The President and Mrs. Eisenhower.? Tarnished. Mounting remnants on the base.Accompanied by an 8.5? x 11? Certificate of Authenticity signed ?David North,? stating: ?My mother, Helen Weaver North, was General Dwight D. Eisenhower?s personal secretary at NATO Headquarters in Paris from 1951 and his secretary at the White House from 1953-1957. This is to certify that the sterling silver wine charger pictured below was given by President Eisenhower to my parents. It is engraved ?HELEN AND HAROLD NORTH / FROM / THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. EISENHOWER?Chief Yeoman Helen E. Weaver was General Dwight D. Eisenhower?s personal secretary at NATO Headquarters in Paris from 1951 and his secretary at the White House from 1953-1957. According to William J. Hopkins, Executive Clerk of the White House Office (1931-1971), in a 1993 interview with Paul K. Carr published in Carr?s philographic study ?The Eisenhower Files? (Mattituck, NY: Amereon House, 1997), Helen Weaver was one of two secretaries who signed President Eisenhower?s name to letters (Ann Whitman was the other)."

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        THE NAKED SUN

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York 1957 - Octavo, jacket illustration by Ruth Ray, cloth. The second novel featuring detective Elijah Bailey and his robot partner R. Daneel Olivaw by "the writer who virtually invented the science fiction mystery. In his novels THE CAVES OF STEEL (1954) and THE NAKED SUN (1957) and in the stories collected as ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES (1968), he masterfully bridged the gap between the two genres and proved that genuine detective fiction could be set in the future as well as in the present or past." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, p. 29. The human/robot detective team solve another murder, this one committed on Solaris, an Outer World with a robot-run economy, where the twenty thousand Solarians, thinly spread out over the surface of the planet, live in near total isolation from each other, and the presence or touch of another Solarian produces incapacitating physical repugnance. Bailey, from an underground Earth city, must overcome his fear of open spaces to solve the crime. "In its setting, it's a sort of inversion of THE CAVES OF STEEL, and it's equally cleverly plotted." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. [249]. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-42. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1476-9. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with light shelf wear and rubbing to spine ends, mild rubbing to upper right front corner and a little dust soiling. (16888) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        CLIMA. Semanario Gráfico de Actualidad. N 23 de 28 mayo de 1955 al N 158 de 28 de diciembre 1957

      Imp Pascual Quiles, Valencia 1957 - 4 tomos. Entre 26 y 30 pag.cada revista 30x22 cm Holandesa , lomo piel Buen estado, guillotinadas muy justas El primer tomo 24x34 cm, formato mayor que el resto. Toda la actualidad ilustrada con numerosas fotos. Muchas noticias centradas en Valencia y su vida social, cine, deporte, personajes célebres como: Sara Montiel, Carlos Arruza, Carmen Sevilla, La Riada de Valencia. Publicidad.

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        Interpersonal Diagnosis of Personality [Inscribed Association Copy]

      NY: The Ronald Press. (1957). Leary's first regularly published book, written while he was Director of Psychology Research at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Oakland, California. The book was voted the best book on psychotherapy in 1957 by the American Psychological Association, and was immediately recognized as a landmark: among other things, Leary's book argued that "individual character functions as an inextricable part of a larger social network," an insight that was later crucial in his experiments with the use of psychedelic drugs in psychotherapy and psychological treatment, and also with his non-academic experiments with such drugs. The accolades Leary received after the publication of this book led directly to his being offered a teaching position at Harvard, where he taught from 1959-1963. Leary left academia to pursue an iconoclastic path as an avatar of the counterculture in the 1960s, and as a prominent advocate of the use of psychedelic drugs for insight. This copy is inscribed by Leary to his longtime research assistant, and later lover, Helen Lane. Lane and Leary met in 1947 when she was secretary of the Berkeley chapter of the American Veterans Committee, in which Leary was active. She later moved to the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Oakland, where she was a research assistant and assisted on the paper written by two other researchers that was a precursor to Leary's book, and eventually became Leary's personal assistant. After Leary's second wife left him, he and Lane began a relationship and the two went to Mexico together. After Leary left California and went to Europe with his two children, she continued to manage his affairs for a time in his absence. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with modest edge wear and a few chips at the corners. Seldom found in jacket at all, and equally seldom found signed; this is an excellent association copy between Leary and one of the people closest to him for a number of years at the time he was working on this book and after it was first published. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE GUNS OF NAVARONE

      1957 - MacLEAN, Alistair. THE GUNS OF NAVARONE. London: Collins, 1957. 8vo., blue cloth in dust jacket. First English Edition of MacLean's most famous novel. Signed by MacLean on the title page. The 1961 movie version, starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The author's second book, of which signed copies are scarce! Very Good; bit of edgewear (tiny tears & little soil, price-clipped) d/j. Enclosed in a custom-designed, leather and cloth clam-shell box, with the spine and front cover depicting the colorful scene from the dust jacket of the famous guns firing shells at night. One of my all-time favorite movies! $2500.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cycle of Fie

      Ballantine, US 1957 - New York, Ballantine, 1957. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine book in a very good jacket. Signed by the author, "Hal Clement / (Harry Stubbs)". The book has a little offsetting and bumping, the jacket is faded to the spine, has a couple of short tears and a small 1/2 inch chip to lower tip. Scarce signed. Provenance: from the collection of George Locke; author, publisher, dealer, bibliographer and collector. Best known for his Spectrum of Fantasy reference material and Ferret Fantasy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia Books. ABA, PBFA]
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        The Picture Story of a Memorable Visit

      N.p. ? Washington: , 1957. Folio (510 × 358 mm). Spiral bound within original green cloth-backed printed buff boards. Profusely illustrated from black and white photographs, text and captions in Arabic and English, title page and section titles - printed on coloured washi paper - in Arabic alone A little rubbed and soiuled on the boards with some chipping, mild finger-soiling to a few leaves, but overall very good. First and only edition of this commemorative pictorial souvenir of King Sa'ud ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz Al Sa'ud's official visit to America. Extremely uncommon, just ten locations on OCLC, all in the United States. "The following pages present a photographic portrayal of the visit to the United States of America by His Majesty, King Sa'ud ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz Al Sa'ud at the invitation of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The visit was prompted by the earnest desire of the two leaders, as men of peace and honor, to agree upon programs and policies which would foster harmony among nations, and serve the well-being of peoples … His Majesty and his party were in the United States only eleven days. But, these were busy, fruitful days, from the morning of January 29, 1957, when a squadron of United States Air Force jet aircraft flew out to sea to meet the liner Constitution, until the morning of February 9, when the President's personal airplane soared away from Washington National Airport … The camera has recorded the highlights of the memorable visit: the full military honors accorded to King Sa'ud upon his arrival in New York, the unprecedented personal welcome by the President in Washington, the meetings at the White House, the conferences with Secretary Dulles and other officials, the discussions with diplomats and statesmen of the Arab countries, the expressions of hospitality - these and other events …" The other officials and dignitaries referred to included Richard Nixon as Vice President, Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, Charles E. Wilson, Secretary of Defense, Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary General of the United Nations, Krishna Menon, India's permanent representative at the UN, Abdul Khalek Hassuma, Secretary General of the Arab League, Crown Prince Abd-al-llah of Iraq, and the UN General Assembly, and Dr. Ahmad Husain, the Egyptian ambassador. Sa'ud's trip included visits to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Arlington Military Cemetery, the Washington Islamic Center, and a banquet hosted by Fred A. Davies, chairman of Aramco. The visit was a key element in America's political manoeuvring following the Suez Crisis, designed in large part to prevent Soviet Russia from replacing French and British influence in the region. Sa'ud was persuaded to accept the Eisenhower Doctrine, and $250,000,000 towards his defence budget, and in so doing found himself at odds with the rise of Arab nationalism, and a target for Nasserist calls from Egypt for the removal of the Arab monarchies. Following worsening conflict with his brother Faisal over his indebtedness, and his court's refusal to keep pace with the modernisation of other Arab nations, Sa'ud was forced to abdicate in 1964, going into exile in Geneva. Publication is usually attributed to the US government, but the awkwardness of the English, and the care in the presentation of the Arabic captioning and titles, suggest that it may have been produced in Saudi Arabia with American backing, positive spin at home for a less than triumphant diplomatic foray.

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        Masonic Studies Thoughts & Queries

      Mrs L. Van Zyl, 1957, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionBoards are worn and marked.Pencil annotation.Foxing.Well bound.[R.K] Quantity Available: 1. Category: Freemasonry; Inventory No: ageo.

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        Halcyon or the Future of Monogamy. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      gollancz, 1957, cloth, Book Condition: vgSm. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper; plum boards, upper board and backstrip with printed paper labels, a near fine copy in unclipped, lightly age-soiled dustwrapper. With 20pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end.Crisp copy of one of Brittain's scarcest works.EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        [ORIGINAL CORRECTED MANUSCRIPT AND CORRECTED TYPESCRIPT FOR THE WESTERN SHORT STORY, "THIRTY NINE DAYS TO GLORY"]

      [N.p., likely Los Angeles. 1957-1959].. [48],[2],48,10pp. largely rectos only. Contemporary glazed cloth boards, gilt. Minor wear at spine ends and corners, some rubbing. Very good. The original manuscript with numerous added items, presented by author James Warner Bellah to his friend, Charles Benton. James Warner Bellah was a veteran of both World War I and World War II, and a popular western author during the 1930s through the 1950s. He wrote numerous books and stories centering on cavalry and Indians, largely pulp fiction published in periodicals and paperbacks, and occasionally serialized in more respectable outlets such as the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Several of Bellah's stories were adapted to film, including three by director John Ford: FORT APACHE, SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON, and RIO GRANDE. Bellah also co- wrote the screenplays for THE SEA CHASE and THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, and wrote for television throughout the 1950s and '60s. The present work is comprised of Bellah's handwritten manuscript (with numerous holographic corrections, emandations, and paste-overs), the typescript (with a few holographic corrections), and the published version of the short story (extracted from the magazine) bound together in that order. The recipient, Charles Benton presumably bound the manuscript, typescript, and magazine text together at a later date. The story is titled "Thirty Nine Days to Glory" and concerns the "real story of Custer's Last Fight" according to the subtitle added to the final printed version, which appeared in the September 1959 issue of HOLIDAY magazine. Bellah presented each item to Benton separately, each time including a presentation inscription; the inscription on the manuscript is dated Aug. 24, 1957, the others undated. Bellah included a signed note (also bound in) when he transmitted the manuscript to Benton that carries some importance for Bellah scholars, as he writes: "This is only one of two original manuscripts of mine that I have not burned as a matter of routine after they were typed. The other is that of 'The Valiant Virginians' which was requested by and is now on permanent exhibit at the Columbia University Library in New York. Who knows - you may ultimately have a fortune." An excellent literary item for the western collector, and the only obtainable Bellah manuscript in the world.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Pnin

      NewYork: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1957. Octavo. Original black boards, title to spine in the red and yellow. With the dust jacket. Some slight stains to boards, spine gently rolled, tips rubbed; an excellent copy in the unclipped jacket with sunned spine, minor loss to spine ends and 4 cm closed tear to head of spine. First edition in book form, first printing. Some sections of the book originally appeared as instalments in The New Yorker. This particular copy was owned by Nabokov, and is inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "Valdimir Nabokov. 326. May, 1957." The significance of the number 326 is uncertain, though it is possible that it may have been used as a shelfmark.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        On the Beach

      London: Heinemann,, 1957. Octavo. Rebound in blue boards, ex libris stamp on front cover. With the dust jacket. Extremities of jacket rubbed, some creasing to spine. First edition, first impression, of one of Shute's best novels, succinctly described by George Locke as "nuclear disaster novel; Australia waits for radioactivity to reach it from the devastated northern hemisphere. A classic". Inscribed by the author on the title page using his real name: "Nevil Shute Norway". Signed copies are very uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE FLOWER DRUM SONG

      1957 - LEE, C.Y. THE FLOWER DRUM SONG. A Novel Of San Francisco's Grant Avenue. NY: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, [1957]. 8vo., cloth & boards in dust jacket. First Edition. Author's first novel. Signed by Lee, both in English and Chinese, on the half-title page. Basis for the highly successful Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical and for the 1961 movie, starring Nancy Kwan. The movie received Academy Award nominations for musical direction and photography. Oriental namestamp [Lee's?] on front endpaper. Very Good; little edgewear d/j. Enclosed in a custom-designed, leather and cloth clam-shell box, depicting pink pagodas- all in leather onlays- against a blue background. A nice presentation! $1,000.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Yugoslav President Tito appoints a Consul to Haifa, Israel, and he is recognized as Consul by Israeli President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi and Foreign Minister Golda Meir

      Yugoslavia/Israel, April 29, 1957/July 24, 1957. 17.25" x 13.75"/11.5" x 17.5". "Comprises: (1) Partly Printed Document Signed ?J.B. Tito? as President of Yugoslavia, and ?Koca Popovic? as Foreign Minister, 1 page, 17.25? x 13.75?. Belgrade, April 29, 1957. In Croatian, partially translated into English. To Izhak Ben-Zvi, President of the State of Israel. Blind embossed paper seal of the Republic of Yugoslavia affixed at lower left. Fine condition. In part, ?Pray His Excellency Mr. Izhak Ben-Zvi, President of the State of Israel to recognize the citizen of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Lord Viktora Starka who was appointed Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in Haifa with consular jurisdiction in the territory of Haifa ...? Accompanied by a 11.75? x 16.5? partly printed document, Belgrade, November 8.1949, awarding Viktor Stark the ?Order of the Yugoslav Flag V (fifth) Order) ...? (2) Partly Printed Document Signed ?Y. Ben-Zvi? as President of Israel and ?Golda Meir? as Foreign Minister, 1 page, 11.5? x 17.5?. Jerusalem, Israel, July 24, 1957. In Hebrew with complete French translation on conjointed sheet. Partially translated into English. To Josip Broz Tito, President of the Federal People?s Republic of Yugoslavia. Blind embossed seal of the State of Israel at lower center. Fine condition. In part, ?His Excellency Josip Broz Tito, President of the Federal People?s Republic of Yugoslavia, who kindly appointed by Letter of Provision dated April 29, 1957 Mr. Victor Stark as the Honorary Consul of the Federal People?s Republic of Yugoslavia at Haifa with jurisdiction over the districts of Haifa ...?"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Death is Her Life

      Spiritualist Press, 1957, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionoriginal boards are shelf worn and the top of the spine has been repaired. there is a small bookseller stamp mark and a previous owner's neat signature. a few small age related marks. the binding is excellent. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 8ff.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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