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        REVISTA ESPAÑOLA DE PEDAGOGÍA. Publicada por el Instituto San José de Calasanz. I. Año 1. Enero-Diciembre 1943. Núm. 1-4. II. Año 2. Enero-Diciembre 1944. Núm. 5-8. III. Año 3. Enero-Diciembre 1945. Núm. 9-12. IV. Año 4. Enero-Diciembre 1946. Núm. 13-16. V. Año 5. Enero-Diciembre 1947. Núm. 17-20. VI. Año 6. Enero-Diciembre 1948. Núm. 21-24. VII. Año 7. Enero-Diciembre 1949. Núm. 25-28. VIII. Año 8. Enero-Diciembre 1950. Núm. 29-32. IX. Año 9. Enero-Diciembre 1951. Núm. 33-36. X. Año 10. Enero-Diciembre 1952. Núm. 37-40. XI. Año 11. Enero-Diciembre 1953. Núm. 41-44. XII. Año 12. Enero-Diciembre 1954. Núm. 45-48. XIII. Año 13. Enero-Diciembre 1955. Núm. 49-52. XIV. Año 14. Enero-Diciembre 1956. Núm. 53-56. XV. Año 15. Enero-Diciembre 1957. N

      - "Madrid. Bolaños Aguilar y otros. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Patronato "Raimundo Lulio". Instituto San José de Calasanz. 1943-57. Quince volúmenes. 4º, 529pp, 511pp, 445pp, 529pp, 668pp 653pp, 724pp-1h, 671pp y vuelta, 682pp, 644pp, 609pp-1h, 557pp, 339pp, 431pp, 372pp (unas 8400pp). Cientos de de ilustraciones fotograbadas en negro, algunas en láminas aparte, figuras tablas y numeroso mapas de todo ello muchos en estados plegados. Sencilla holandesa tela y puntas coetánea, homogénea hasta el año 1952 que cambia de color en lomera (burdeos y crema), cortes jaspeados. Tomo del año 1955 algo abarquillado. En general bastante buen estado. Vasto lote de esta publicación trimestral exponente de la pedagógia del regimen franquista, de la que ofertamos 15 años completos, con cientos de amplios artículos, cada número tiene una extensa bibliografía al final. Rara. No en CCPB.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mines de Rien

      1957. MASSON, André. Mines de Rien. By Robert Desnos. Illustrated with 4 coloured etchings by Masson. Small 8vo., loose as issued in the original wrappers and cardboard slipcase, preserved in a cloth folding box. Paris: Louis Broder, 1957. |~||~||~||~||~| This is the sixth in the series "Miroir du Poete" which combined the work of poets and artists who had been associated with them. Desnos died in 1944, and this book is something of a tribute to his memory. One of an edition of 115 copies on Rives signed by Masson. Cramer, Masson Illustrated Books 42.

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      (Paris): Louis Broder, 1957. loose signatures in paper-covered boards, slip case. square small 8vo. loose signatures in paper-covered boards, slip case. 29, (9) pages. Text in French. Limited to an edition of 115 printed on vélin de Rives. This book contains seven poems by French poet Robert Desnos. Desnos was part of the surrealist movement in the 1920s, but later denounced surrealism's ties to communism. He produced poetry even after his capture and imprisonment by the Gestapo in 1944 for being a member of the French Resistance. He died in 1945 from typhoid contracted during his time in the concentration camps. This book is illustrated by four original color prints and signed on the colophon by French artist André Masson. Influential in the surrealist movement, Masson produced paintings, book illustrations, and stage settings from the 1920s until his death in 1987. He was interested in "the destiny of mankind" and his work often reflected the violent or erotic images he saw during his experiences in World War I and the Spanish Civil War. He was awarded France's Grand Prix National des Arts in 1955. Newspaper article announcing Masson's death, photocopy of book entry for Masson, and Zabriskie Gallery schedule of exhibitions including one of work by Masson laid-in. Minor wear to boards, slip case scuffed, soiled in places, worn around edges.

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        La Jalousie

      Paris, Les Editions de Minuit,, 1957. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in black and blue, all edges untrimmed. Housed in a quarter red morocco box. Wrappers somewhat tanned but a very nice copy indeed. First Trade Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title page, "Pour Jean Blanzat soutien de la premiere heure, dans l'espoir de ne pas le decevoir. Robbe-Grillet". Blanzat was a fellow author and critic.

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        A Century of Electric Fans

      Fan Engineering / General Electric (GE), USA 1957 - 152 pages. Index. Bibliography. Illustrated in black and white, including reproductions of archival black and white photos in General Electric manufacturing facilities. Table of GE retail fan sales statistics 1913-1955. "A little more than a century has passed since the United States Patent Office issued the first patent for an electrically operated fan. This is the story of the major developments in fans that have taken place since that time." - from Preface. Usual library markings. Moderate wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this esteemed reference. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naked Sun, The

      Doubleday & Company, Inc [Book Club Edition], New York 1957 - Crisp Yellow Cover, Corners\Edges Bumped, Top Page Ends Printers Red. Interior : Crisp, Clean, Unmarked, Tight. 187 Pages. Dust Jacket Not Clipped, Edges Worn, Chipped, Rubbed, Inside Foxed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dr No

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1957. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Dr No by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1957. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Corners sharp, covers fine in fine dust jacket. No toning or fading and not price clipped.

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        From Russia, With Love

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1957. Octavo. Original black boards, spine lettered in metallic red and silver, revolver and rose motif to front board in metallic red and silver. With the pictorial dust jacket. A little scattered foxing to the top edge; an excellent copy in the bright jacket, with lightly toned spine, some nicks and small chips to extremities and bookseller's ticket to front flap. First edition, first impression. This is the first of Fleming's novels for which Richard Chopping designed the jackets - as he would go on to do for virtually all the subsequent Bond books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Guidebook for the Planning of Integrated Atomic Defense Shelters in Selected Military Building Types; Planning Atomic Shelters: A Guidebook for Architects and Engineers; and Select offprints and papers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1957-59 on designs of structures to resist atomic weapons (Four volumes)

      The Pennsylvania State University Press 1957-1961, University Park, PA - Signed by Albright! Four volumes, 1957-1961, paperbacks with comb bindings (off-prints and papers are not bound), oblong octavos, staggared pagination, illustrated in b&w. Books VG with mild toning and foxing to covers and page edges, texts unmarked. With protective mylar wraps. The first book is signed by Albright on the cover and comes from his collection, as do the rest of these items. Albright was a pioneer in portable atomic shelters. OCLC records only three copies in libraries of the first title. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Voyages Six Poems

      1957. BASKIN, Leonard. Voyages Six Poems. By Hart Crane. With wood engravings by Leonard Baskin. Oblong 4to., bound in blue paper wrappers, housed in a folding slipcase with white paper title label. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1957.One of an edition limited to 975 copies designed, illustrated and printed by Leonard Baskin at the Gehenna Press, with six original boxwood engravings and one cherry woodcut on hand-made papers. Baskin's mystical woodcuts are well suited for Crane's spiritual acuity. A fine copy with the folder in good condition, which is virtually never the case.The Artist and the Book, No. 13.

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        FOUR DIALOGUES. Memory and Her Nine Daughters/The Muses/ A Pretext for Printing/ Cast into the Mould of a Dialogue.,

      NY: Wittenborn, 1957. - 6 x 9 1/2. iv, 107 pages. Boards covered in unused sheets from Opus XIII; printed dj repeats the illustration in the text of Kolbshein chapel. Collector's small booklabel on pastedown (mostly hidden by dj), collector's penciled note "gift of Robert Metzenberg," bookseller's penciled notes on endpaper. Dj spine a bit darker, but very good. Contents fine and the binding pristine. Laid-in is a smaller version of the Kolbsheim Chapel, marked proof and initialed VH. No. 123 of 252 copies. Printed in black and red in American Uncial type. A variant edition of Opus 13 with the text compleltly reset. The proof sheet used to cover the boards (trial setting of pp. 5/8 from Opus 13) is particulary nice in that it shows one of the two-color metal initial letters cut by Hammer for Opus 13. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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        Dictionnaire Vietnamien Vietnamien Chinois Français

      Saigon, Imprimerie d'Extrême-Orient (I.D.E.O.), 1957. - 1 fort volume in folio, [10]-1606-[2]-40 pp., , belle reliure contemporaine (indochinoise) plein cuir, avec pièces d'auteur et de titre sur dos à nerfs, bel exemplaire. Cachet chinois et signature illisible, en date de juillet 1957. Eugène Gouin était Prêtre des Missions Etrangères de Paris. "Puisse ce Dictionnaire faire aimer la très belle et la très riche langue viêtnamienne. Et que ceux qui s'en serviront, viêtnamiens ou français, y voient une marque de la profonde amitié que personnellement nous avons pour notre seconde patrie, et le désir d'une union de plus en plus étroite entre deux pays qui sont faits pour se comprendre et pour s'aimer.(Extrat de l'Avant-Propos).

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        The Hawk in the Rain

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1957. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in yellow. With the dust jacket and Poetry Book Society wraparound band. Mild spotting mainly to endleaves and edges. A very good copy in the dust jacket with a sunned spine and faint foxing to panels. First edition, first impression of the Hughes's first book. With the author's article on The Hawk in the Rain written for the Poetry Book Society Bulletin (September 1957, No. 15) loosely inserted.

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        The 4.50 from Paddington.

      - London: Collins for the Crime Club, 1957. Sm. 8vo, 256pp. Half scarlet crushed morocco, backstrip gilt, original orange backstrip bound in. Very attractive modern binding. First edition of this famous classic featuring Miss Marple. The novel was adapted into a highly successful feature film, titled ÒMurder, She SaidÓreleased in 1961 and starring Margaret Rutherford and James Robertson Justice. As Wikipedia notes: Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (nee Miller; 15 September 1890 Ð 12 January 1976) was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, Mr Satterthwaite, and Tommy and Tuppence. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap.Born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon, Christie served in a hospital during the First World War, before marrying and starting a family in London. She was initially unsuccessful at getting her work published; but in 1920 The Bodley Head press published her novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring the character of Poirot. This launched her literary career.The Guinness Book of World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books,[2] behind Shakespeare's works and the Bible. According to Index Translationum, Christie is the most-translated individual author Ð having been translated into at least 103 languages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal Of Asian Studies Volume 17 through Volume 55, a complete run of 189 issues, 1957-1996

      A.A.S.,, 1957-1996. Original. Softcover. Fair to fine. Includes 'Bibliography of Asian Studies' issued annually, for volumes 17 through 32, and the years 1973-1988 and 1991. All text has been checked and is in good clean condition but for volume 23 number 2 which has some ink notation to one article, the covers of the early years all have various degrees of age and handling wear, but no major damage, `the later years are 'as new'. Paperbound, 10 by 6.5 inches. This collection comprises 11 or so large boxes and will be shipped at cost via UPS Ground. Please email for details if needed.

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      New York. 6 December 1957.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25.5 x 19 cm (9.85 x 7.5 inches). Small stray ink mark in upper left corner of image (see below), otherwise fine. A vintage portrait of the singer, from the decade of her Broadway ascendance. This print bears Van Vechten's blindstamp, and on the verso his ink studio stamp. The subject, date and negative number are also written on the verso in ink, in Van Vechten's hand. A stray pen mark, in the same ink as Van Vechten's annotations, appears in the upper left corner of the image. There is a print of another negative from the same sitting in the LC Van Vechten photo archive. KELLNER G582.

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        On the Road

      Viking, New York 1957 - Hardcover, no jacket. 1957 date to both title and copyright pages, states "Published in 1957 by the Viking Press, Inc.", no later dates or printings listed. Thus, a Viking first printing as per publisher's 1937 statement. Black cloth-covered boards are lovely, corners are nice, white titles sharp, no internal markings whatsoever. The spine is angled about 1/4-inch and the red topstain is slightly faded to brown in the center. Rear board will close itself but front board will not. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1957. BRAINE, John. ROOM AT THE TOP. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1957. Small 8vo., green cloth in dust jacket. First English Edition. Signed presentation from Braine on the front endpaper: "John Braine. With my best wishes to Harold Downs." Downs is a teacher whose students spotted a grammatical error in the text. With a typed letter signed from Braine to Downs laid in: "It is very flattering to have one's work discussed- I should have dearly loved to have listened in- though rather frightening. For, no matter how much care one takes, errors creep in. Often I've spotted errors in others work myself, and each time have vowed that I would never be so careless. Alas, I have sinned. Not once, but several times. Some of the errors have been corrected in later editions; but I didn't even know about this one. Your students are right; it should be SELLER's.... Congratulations to your students on being so hawk-eyed; but if any of them write a novel, warn them that I shall go through it with a fine-toothed comb!" Considered one of the seminal "angry young man" novels of the 1950s, "Room At The Top" was the basis for the 1959 film directed by Jack Clayton. The movie was nominated for six Academy Awards and won an Oscars for Best Screenplay and for actress Simone Signoret. The film was also nominated for Best Picture. Near fine (bright); moderate wear & soil (little chipping to spine ends) d/j. Enclosed in a custom-designed, clam-shell box with a gilt-tooled spine and a depiction on the front cover duplicating the image on the dust jacket. A nice presentation of an interesting book. $2875.00.

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        Compleat Goggler: Being the First and Only Exhaustive Treatise on the Art of Goggle Fishing

      NY:: Dodd, Mead,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1957. Hardcover. B0006AUWLG . Foreword by James Dugan. Black and white photographs. An updated reprint of the 1938 edition. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper, else very good in a very good (faded along the spine, moderate edge wear with a few short closed edge tears and tiny chips) dust jacket. ; 182 pages .

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        Briefe und Schriften: Bd. 1-10

      Kohlhammer W., ab 1957.. Gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen. 10 Bände in 11 Teilbänden - Einbände und Schnitte leicht berieben, SU ausgeblichen und tw. leicht beschädigt - Bücher ohne Eintragungen- Bücher ansonstem in sehr gutem Zustand - Jeder Lieferung liegt eine ordentliche Rechnung mit ausgewiesener MwSt. bei

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        3 eigenh. Briefe mit U. ("Boni").

      O. O. bzw. [Paris], 8. Oktober 1957 bzw. o. D. - Zusammen (1+1+2 =) 4 SS. auf 3 Bll. Gr.-4to und 8vo. An seine Vertraute Bettina Hoenig in New York: "Ich freue mich, daß Du eine Wohnung hast. Ich kenne das Haus; - es ist da, wo ich auch mal mieten wollte u. wo oben im Apartment der Greta Keller die Margot v. Opel lebt. Ein Freund von mir lebte lange im Penthause nebenan [.] Es ging mir gut. Ich war nicht allein. Und es war schön. Ich habe meine Arbeit zwar vernachlässigt, aber zum erstenmale sang jemand – nach vielen Jahren – u. lachte im Hause herum, schwamm u. war ganz da. Es war nicht schwer, anderes zu vergessen. Was man nicht vergißt, ist man selbst, - aber darüber lächelt man auch, wenn soviel Leben u. Da-Sein um einen herumbebt u. leuchtet [.]" (Br. v. 8. Oktober 1957). - "Eine neue Füllfeder einschreiben (die alte, 10 Jahre treue ist endlich entschlafen) ist ein solches Kreuz, daß man entschuldigt ist zu schreiben. Außerdem (Glück! Hurra!) werden unsere Briefe kürzer u. in größeren Abständen (nicht ein Zeichen, daß wir uns nicht so viel zu sagen haben, wohl aber, daß unsere sogenannte Liebe langsam ausgehungert wird!)[.] Nichts passiert, also ist auch weniger zu schreiben, u. auch weniger zu denken [.] Der Vogel ist entweder glücklich u. beschäftigt oder wartet in Ruhe bis ich zurückkomme. Eine Hellseherin hier hat mir überraschende Dinge gesagt: Der Vogel habe eine Affaire, sei selbst der ag[g]ressive Teil, der andere sei vorsichtig, wolle nichts riskieren [.]" (undat. Brief). - "[.] Ich fahre morgen, Montag abend, nach P[orto] R[onco] u. werde dort gleich anfangen zu arbeiten. Ich bin ungeduldig, es zu tun, da die letzten Wochen es wieder unterbrochen hatten, u. ich will das Buch fertig mitbringen. Ich will auch keine weiteren Nachrichten über den Vogel hören, – höchstens, wenn – nein, nur, wenn sie mich beruhigen oder vorbereiten können auf irgend eine Attacke. Versuche auch nicht, herauszufinden, ob u. wann sie reist [.]" (undat. Brief aus [Paris] auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Vignette des Hotel Lancaster). - Zwei Briefe auf dünnem Luftpostpapier, einer davon stärker knittrig und mit stärkeren Randläsuren. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Between filming ?Jailhouse Rock? and releasing his hit ?All Shook Up,? Elvis Presley finds time to purchase what would become the most hallowed of all ground in Rock and Roll, Graceland. The original and first contract lovingly signed by Dad, Vernon

      Partly Printed Contract Signed ?Vernon Presley? as Purchaser and ?Ruth Brown Moore? as Seller, ?subject to approval by Elvis Presley,? 2 pages, 8.25? x 13.75?. Memphis, Tenn., March 17, 1957. Typed Carbon with holograph additions and corrections in ink initialed three times ?R.B.M.? by the seller, Ruth Brown Moore. Also signed ?Virginia Grant? as real estate agent. Fine condition. In part, ?Received of Elvis A. Presley, Vernon E. Presley & Gladys L. Presley the sum of One Thousand and no/100 Dollars as earnest money and in part payment for the purchase of the following real estate, situated in the City of Memphis, County of Shelby, and State of Tennessee, to-wit: The property known as Graceland, more particularly described as 3764 Highway 51 South, and being approximately 13 1/2 acres ... which I (We) have this day sold and agree to convey to Above purchasers or any person they may designate, and which they agree to purchase for the sum of $90,000.00 $100,000.00 $102,500.00 Ninety One Hundred Thousand and no/100 Two Thousand & Five Hundred Dollars upon terms as follows: ?As part of purchase price, purchasers are to trade their property at 1034 Audubon Drive, at the price of $55,000.00. Balance of purchase price to be paid as follows? $10,000.00 cash at closing. Seller to carry a first mortgage on 3764 Highway 51 South, in the amount of $35,000.00 $37,500.00, payable over a 25 year period, in monthly installments, to include interest of not more than 6%. If seller does not wish to hold this mortgage, said loan may be secured, elsewhere. ?This offer is subject to approval by Elvis Presley, not later than 8 p.m., March 19, 1957...? On Saturday, March 17, 1957, Vernon Presley called local Memphis real estate agent Virginia Grant and asked her what properties she had that they could look at on behalf of his son, Elvis Presley. Grant showed two properties that day including an estate called Graceland. By 6 P.M., she had drawn up a provisional sales agreement for Vernon to sign. He paid the thousand dollar deposit as specified in this contract, and the deal was put in place for what has become the most famous home in music history. At 10:00 A.M. on Monday, March 19, 1957, Elvis and his parents met with real estate agent Virginia Grant at Graceland. They signed the sales contract on the spot as purchasers, and they closed on March 26, 1957. The City Council of Memphis officially changed the name of Highway 51 South to Elvis Presley Boulevard in June 1971. The actual street address of Graceland became 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard. Ruth Brown Moore and her husband, Dr. Thomas D. Moore, built Graceland in 1939 on land she inherited from her mother, Ruth Toof Brown, who had inherited it from her sister Grace Toof Ward. They named the mansion and the farm Graceland in honor of Aunt Grace. Dr. and Mrs. Moore were divorced in 1952. Other contracts do exist, the terms being modified, but there can only be one ?first edition,? and it is presented here. Graceland?s place in Rock and Roll history and culture as a whole is irrefutable. Other than the White House, it is the most visited home in America boasting over a half million visitors per year. To understand the reverence other stars have for Graceland, one only needs to learn about Paul McCartney?s visit, or hear ?Walking in Memphis? by Marc Cohn, or Paul Simon?s ?Graceland? album whose title track exclaims ?For reasons I cannot explain there?s some part of me wants to see Graceland.?JSA Letter of Authenticity.

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        The Sense of Movement

      London: Faber and Faber. (1957). First. Uncorrected proof. A trifle soiled, else fine in printed blue wrappers. Publisher's complimentary card laid in. .

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      England, circa 1957. A multi-dimensional archive, including: eleven 8 X 10 inch black & white photographs of Frost taken during his trip to England in June, 1957, by Time-Life photographer Howard Sochurek. The verso of each photograph includes the photographer's credit, and the "Time Inc. Book Division Copyright Reproduction Not Permitted" statement stamp. Also included are photo static copies (pp. 12) of the report of captions for photographs of 14 rolls of film, written and compiled by Bea Dobie (Beatrice T. Dobie). Dobie served "a 38-year career with Time, Inc. including a much-enjoyed period as a foreign correspondent and reporter for LIFE magazine. She worked for both Time and LIFE magazines and was a founding executive of Time-LIFE Books. She was instrumental in choosing Alexandria as its new headquarters in 1976. She served as chief of research and ended her career as vice president and director of personnel" (exerpt from her obituary). Also included is a photo static copy (pp. 7) of typed notes dated June 14, 1957, for a story by Bea Dobie. Also included is a photo static copy (pp. 5) of typed notes dated June 17, 1957, for a story by Bea Dobie. Additionally, the original typescript (pp. 3) of a story "SUBJECT: Robert Frost in England" by Bea Dobie, along with two complete carbon copy sets of the original typescript. Also a clipping from TIME, June 24, 1957, titled "For Freedom & Justice" with a photo of Frost by Howard Sochurek. Also included in this archive is an original handwritten letter by Frost to "Miss. Haferd" and dated "London Eng / June 14 1957" written on the FEP of a copy of Frost's THE COMPLETE POEMS (Jonathan Cape, 1956). The recipient was Margaret "Maggie" Haferd, the cultural officer and librarian of the American embassy in London, who was "the official in charge of Frost's English itinerary" (Thompson & Winnck, ROBERT FROST: THE LATER YEARS, Holt, p.223). The letter reads: "Dear Miss Haferd: Please take this book for the moment as all the thanks I can put into words written or printed for the glorious workout you have given us this month in the country half my own. The State Department shall be told of all you have done for me, my granddaughter, Lee Francis, and my friend Lawrance Thompson to make our visit a real campaign. But that will be nothing to what I shall be thinking of you the rest of my days. In lasting friendship, Robert Frost, London Eng June 14 1957" in blue fountain pen ink. Further included is a copy of Frost's 1957 Christmas greeting "My Objection to being Stepped On" with the Lesley Lee Francis imprint, with a handwritten note laid in "all my love to that wonderful girl at 5 Derby St. who did so much to make my stay in London a memorable one. Lesley Lee" in blue fountain pen ink. In all, this archive represents a remarkable witness to the historical trip Frost made to England in 1957. Slight minimal wear, overall fine condition.

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        Children's Books

      1957. MUNARI, Bruno. Animals for Sale; Tic, Tac and Toc; Who's There? Open the Door!; The Birthday Present; The Elephant's Wish; Jimmy has Lost his Cap. Illustrated in colour throughout. Folios, 320 x 230 mm, bound in original pictorial boards. Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, [1957-1959]. A complete set of the first books published in America by Bruno Munari (1907-1998), an Italian artist and designer known for radical innovations in graphics and typography. After the War he began to design and produce book-objects of which these children's picture books are prime examples, "'among the most original, imaginative, and beautiful books ever made'" (rear cover). Translated by Maria Cimino for the American edition from the Italian version, first published in Italy in 1945. Giorgio Maffei, Munari: i Libri 66-73.

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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. At Draper's Hall, London December 7, 1955.

      Williamsburg, Virginia: Colonial Williamsburg, 1957 - Tall octavo. Original pale green boards, gilt lettered. Spine and front cover faded. Illustrated. 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. Woods D (b) 110.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, a few light spots. Owner inscription at the endpaper, light shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, price clipped. Light chipping, tears repaired at the spine and front panel. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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      Charles Scribner';s Sons, New York 1957 - Signed. Octavo. A complete First Edition set, in blue cloth, lacking the slipcases, and the dustjacket to Volume VII. Volume II is Signed with a personal inscription on the recto of the frontispiece. The book is inscribed to William H. White who taught at the University of Virginia School of Law. White's signature is on the half-title or the verso of six of the seven volumes; Volume V has a different name stamped on the bottom edge of the text block. All of the 7 volumes are First Editions. Very Good binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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      Privately printed at the Curwen Press, London 1957 - 4to. cloth, spine labels, top edges gilt, leather spine labels, dust jackets. xx,399; xxi,428; xiii,300; xiii,301-675 pages. 4 volumes, complete set. First editions, limited to 500, 400, and 400 copies respectively. Filled with bibliographical descriptions of the color plate books published in England during this period and containing many plates in color. The great reference set of the subject. Jacket on second volume has spotting on back cover of jacket and a small piece missing at tip. Unusual to find preserved in jackets. cloth, spine labels, top edges gilt, leather spine labels, dust jackets [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1957. (From 'The Little White Bird'.) With Drawings by Arthur Rackham. Octavo (240 × 172 mm.) Bound by Frost & Co. in contemporary red polished calf, green and black morocco labels to spine lettered in gilt, gilt decorated compartments, gilt rules to boards, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. Frontispiece with tissue guard, 16 coloured plates and a map. A superb copy. An attractively bound copy, illustrated with Rackham's captivating drawings. The literary character of Peter Pan was inspired by the Davies boys, whom Barrie first met during their outings to Kensington Gardens, and first appeared in the book-within-a-book London story-collection for adults, The Little White Bird (1902). By this time Barrie was also increasingly turning his focus from prose to concentrate on drama, and his two plays, Quality Street and The Admirable Crichton (produced in 1901 and 1902 respectively), though successful, were eclipsed by the enormous success of Peter Pan, which opened on 27 December 1904 and broke all previous theatrical records. Then, in 1906, Barrie sanctioned the publication of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, in collaboration with Rackham as illustrator; the text was extracted from The Little White Bird with minor revisions, and it was published specifically as a children's book.

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        Holograph letter

      Budapest, February 18, 1957 - Original manuscript on folded paper. Dated, signed. 1 page, in ink. Weiner (1885-1960; Hungarian composer and music educator) names Imre Lederer to represent him in the negotiation regarding the German translation of his works "Formenlehre" (A hangszeres zene formái; 1955) and the essay on Beethoven's piano sonatas. Original manuscript on folded paper. Dated, signed [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        La Tribu Arc-en-ciel [together with:] The Rainbow Children

      Amsterdam: Mulder & Zoon,, [1957]. With the assistance of Jo Bouillon. Two works, quarto. Original pictorial boards. The edition in French with the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in colour throughout. Extremities lightly rubbed, contents faintly toned, jacket of edition in French slightly chipped, and split at spine panel, edition in English lacking jacket. Bright copies in excellent condition. First edition & first edition in English, first impressions. Both copies inscribed by Josephine Baker on the front free endpaper verso, one copy reading "Maman" and the other "Mama". Written by Baker in collaboration with her then-husband Jo Bouillon, and beautifully illustrated by Piet Worm, The Rainbow Children tells of the adventures of a one-eyed black hen named Kott-Kott. Kott-Kott, a thinly disguised portrait of Baker, travels the world in search of her lost eye and finally finds salvation with the Rainbow Tribe at Les Milandes, Baker's name for her chateau in the Périgord region of France where she lived with Bouillon and their 12 children adopted from around the world, the "tribu arc-en-ciel" of the title.

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        Reefer Boy -----a Shocking Novel of Teen-Age Dope Addicts ---by Hal Ellson (released in the USA as: The GOLDEN SPIKE )

      London: Pedigree Books, 1957, 1st UK Paperback Edition, 1st Printing , 1957. ---------slightly larger than a normal paperback, about 4.75 x 7 inches, a solid Good copy, juvie glossary at rear of book, a reasonable copy of what I consider the rarest drug related paperback, nice JD cover, preceded by a hardcover edition which in relation to this edition looks common, released in the USA as THE GOLDEN SPIKE by Ballantine Books, some rubbing and soiling to the rear white panel, faint stress lines on the spine and covers, ink name in a couple of spots, some browning to the paper, overall a pretty nice copy, nice juvie / juvenile delinquent cover art of teenagers smoking in an alley at night, by the author of Duke and Tomboy, Ellson was best known for his juvie novels, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Little Bear

      New York: Harper & Brothers, , 1957. Pictures by Maurice Sendak. Octavo. Original pictorial boards, black cloth back strip. With the dust jacket. Illustrations by Maurice Sendak throughout. Corners lightly rubbed in the dust jacket with light rubbing to corners, shallow chipping to ends of spine. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. First title in the Little Bear series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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