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        Atlas Shrugged A Novel by Ayn Rand

      Random House 1957 - B00AWVS400 Atlas Shrugged A Novel by Ayn Rand; Green cloth Hardcover with bright gilt titles in Near Fine unclipped dj in new mylar cover; Random House; First Edition, First Printing edition 1957 (Stated First Printing) 1st issue DJ with 10/57 on front flap, full street address - 457 Madison Avenue, New York 22, New York on rear flap; tiny chip to dj spine top; $6.95 price on dj; clean handsome copy; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ci Hai (6th edition) popular edition (set of 3 volumes) (Hardcover)(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) < CI HAI > ( DI 6 BAN ) PU JI BEN ( TAO ZHUANG GONG 3 CE ) ( JING ZHUANG )

      Shanghai Dictionary Publishing community; 1 (Augus. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover. Pages Number: 5758 Language: Chinese. Publisher: Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House; 1 (August 1. 2010). <Ci Hai (6 Edition) popular edition (set of 3 volumes). Introduction: the autumn of 1957. Comrade Mao Zedong Shu Xin accepted the initiative. decided to amend the Ci Hai . and to this task to Shanghai. Has been moved to Beijing when the Zhonghua Book Company. then in the spring of 1958 in Shanghai. the establishment of specialized editing and publishing institutions - ... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Décor de Don Juan. Essai de Pierre Jean Jouve avec illustration par les décors et costumes de A. M. Cassandre pour le Don Giovanni de W. A. Mozart.

      - Genève, René Kister, 1957. Grand in-4, 110-(6) pp. en cahiers libres sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui. Edition originale, tirée à 3145 exemplaires, ici UN DES 100 exemplaires sur vergé nacré (après 8 vélin et 22 vergé teinté), SIGNÉ par Jouve et par Cassandre. Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        The Blind Owl

      New York: Grove Press Books 1957, 1st limited edition. () 130pp. Very good. 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..

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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.

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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

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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]

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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).

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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.

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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


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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.

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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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      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]

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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]

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        PABLO PICASSO OEUVRES DE 1895 A 1906. (VOL 1)

      Cahiers D'art, Paris 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. Size: Folio [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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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