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        The Cat in the Hat

      New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Random House, 1957: First Edition, First Printing with matte boards and single signature binding. In an original, first issue dust jacket with price of 200/200 intact. In Good Plus condition. Pages show evidence of erased, but once bold pencil markings, with some wear to the printing from the erasure. Boards are edge worn, with a bump at the top edge of the top board. Light soiling. The dust jacket shows chipping with loss at the spine ends, as well as some inexpert repairs done with tape; light white out repair done from verso. First issue of this beloved classic, complete with the first issue dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House, New York 1957 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Ayn Rand on a laid in signature. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with slight wear to the edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the 10/57 code present on the bottom flap. The book is in great condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signee adressee a l'ecrivain et journaliste Madeleine Chapsal.

      [Paris], 20. XI. 1957.. 1 p. in-8vo a l'en tete de la NRF.. Belle lettre dans laquelle Camus, recent prix Nobel, evoque son etat d'esprit. Il decline une proposition d'interview et explique: "Je desire surtout que le bruit fait par ce Nobel s'eteigne rapidement et je voudrais 'disparaitre' pendant quelque temps. Je vous suis cependant tres reconnaissant de ce que vous me dites a propos de certains articles. Ils ne m'ont pas blesse: depuis quelques annees, je suis vaccine. Et puis il faut bien vivre, et avec le sourire si on peut, au milieu de ses contemporains. Mais, voyez-vous, notre societe intellectuelle, qu'elle soit de droite ou de gauche, est presque toujours affreuse a force de mesquinerie et de mechancete. Ce serait un signe bien sur de decadence, s'il n'y avait de chaleureuses exceptions. Je vous remercie de m'aider a croire que ces exceptions sont, en somme, assez nombreuses [...]". - On joint une L.T.S. egalement adressee a M. Chapsal. 24 mars 1958. 1 p. in-8 a l'en-tete Librairie NRF Gallimard. Camus reaffirme: "[...] non, je n'ai pas change d'avis et mon desir de retraite est au contraire de plus en plus fort [...]".

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        Annals of Physics.

      New York, Academic Press (später Elevier), 1957-2002.. Bände 1 - 296 in 209 Bänden und 2 Heften. 8° Schwarze Halbleinen- und Leineneinbände.. ISSN: 0003-4916. Titel rückseitig gestempelt, ansonsten sauberes Exemplar in festen Einbänden.

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        Doctor Zhivago (Zjivago) (Russian).

      Milano, Feltrinelli, (1957). In the original light green cardboard-binding in the original illustrated dust-jacket. Minor bumping to capitals (of binding and dust-jacket). Ligh pencil annotation to pasted down front free end-paper and front free end-paper. Back free end-paper with small repair to outer margin. A very fine and clean copy.. The very rare first edition, printed in Russian in Italy, of this modern classic, which tells the tragic story of the medical doctor and poet, Yuri Zhivago, in the years during the Russian Revolution.Though begun several decades earlier, the work was completed in 1956, and was submitted for publication to the journal "Novij Mir" the same year. Soviet censors, however, claimed Pasternak's subtle criticisms of Stalinism, collectivization, and the Gulag were anti-Soviet and rejected its publication. Pasternak sent several copies of the manuscript in Russian to friends in the West and in 1957 Italian publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli arranged for the novel to be smuggled out of the Soviet Union and published it the same year.Already the following year numerous European translations of the work was made, and the English and Italian translations appeared as the first. Despite desperate efforts by the Union of Soviet Writers to prevent its publication, Feltrinelli published an Italian translation of the book in November 1957. The Communist Party of Italy expelled Feltrinelli from their membership in retaliation for his role in the publication of the novel.These immediate translations and the publications of them partly caused Pasternak being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1958 which he due to intense pressure from the Soviet authorities, was forced to reject. Due to the immense popularity of the work, all the European translations were reprinted numerous times.In 1965 the work was made into the large-scale film-production by David Lean, which was nominated for ten Oscars and won five.See: Mancosu, Inside the Zhivago Storm, 2013

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        A Theory of the Consumption Function

      Princeton Univ. Press, 1957-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1957. 243 p. Navy cloth in gilt lettering. First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (Correct titles and price on jacket.) Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Very light scuffing to cloth. Jacket spine panel sunned, light wear along edges, small crease in bottom front tip, price intact ($4.75). A very nice copy of an early economics text by the 1976 Nobel laureate.

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        L'Affaire Lolita: Défense de l'Ecrevain

      Paris: The Olympia Press 1957 - Limited edition of 5,000 numbered copies. Publisher's yellow paper wrappers, blue title panels to the front wrapper and spine, lettered in black and yellow. About near fine, with some light rubbing to the extremities, a hint of toning to the spine, minor soiling to the wrappers, else fine. A clean and pleasing example of a scarce title. L'Affaire Lolita is a pamphlet regarding the publication and censorship of Vladimir Nabokov's 1955 novel Lolita, which tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a professor of literature with a penchant for pre-teen "nymphets." Despite the fact that it was originally published in Paris by the Olympia Press, Lolita was banned in France in 1955; at the behest of the British government, who had also banned the novel, the French authorities seized twenty-five of the Olympia Press' works, including Lolita. Shortly thereafter, Maurice Girodias, founder of the press, dubbed the controversy "l'affaire Lolita" in reference to the 1890s Dreyfus Affair and what the French press had dubbed "l'affaire Miller" when Tropic of Cancer was banned several years prior. Girodias published this pamphlet in order to garner support for his protest of the ban - a lawsuit which he ultimately won. Specifically, this volume includes Girodias' article "L'affaire Lolita," an essay by Nabokov, selections from Lolita, and selected other essays, all of which are printed in French. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Cat in the Hat

      Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Good. Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1957 with no additional printings. Single signature binding. Unglazed boards. Illustrated boards. Rare. {ref: Younger & Hirsch 7, Zielinski}. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, fraying at the spine, tape at the spine. Age toning at the rear board, surface tear at the front board, light spots. The rare dust jacket is not present.

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        [The Alexandria Quartet] Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1957?-60. 4 volumes, octavo. Original cloth, titles to spines gilt on coloured grounds. With the dust jackets. Occasional spotting to pages, light bumping at corners and spines in the dust jackets with wear to extremities, Justine with shallow chipping to ends of spine, spine faded, spotting to panels, small pieces of tape to verso of spine ends, Balthazar with toning to spine and rear panel. A very good set. First editions, first impressions. A lovely set.

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        Die Harmonie der Welt., Oper in fünf Aufzügen. Text und Musik von Paul Hindemith 1956/57. [Textbuch],

      Mainz, Verlag B. Schott s Söhne, 1957 - 72 Seiten Einband leicht gebräunt und am Rückdeckel mit unauffälligem kleinen Fleck, auf dem Titel vom Komponisten und Textbuchschreiber Paul Hindemith kurz gewidmet, signiert und datiert (Sept. 57). Paul Hindemith (* 16. November 1895 in Hanau; + 28. Dezember 1963 in Frankfurt am Main) war ein deutscher Bratschist und einer der bedeutendsten Komponisten der Moderne (Neue Musik). Autographen von seiner Hand sind äußerst selten!! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 70 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Complete Works of Jane Austen

      63 - London - The Folio Society 1957 - An attractive set of the Complete Works of Jane Austen. Six of the complete seven volumes. The set includes Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion and Shorter Works, but is missing Emma. All volumes contain an Introduction by Richard Church and wood engravings by Joan Hassall. Persuasion is a 1963 Second impression, Pride and Prejudice is a 1961 Third impression, Mansfield Park is a 1961 Second impression, Northanger Abbey is a 1964 Second impression and Sense and Sensibility is a 1964 Third impression. Jane Austen (16 December 1775 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. Austen's works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century realism. Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security. Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew's A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer. The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture. Condition: In faded quarter cloth bindings with decorative paper covered boards in various coloured leaf designs, in card slipcases. Externally, smart with just minor shelfwear. Spines are sunned. Slipcases are a trifle rubbed and split in places. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD in GOOD slipcases. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Medicine and the Navy 1200-1900. Introduction by Sir Henry Dale. NEAR FINE SET IN DUSTWRAPPERS

      Livingstone, 1957[-1963]. 4 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with 3 frontispiece and numerous plates and charts (a number folding); navy cloth, backstrips blocked and lettered in gilt and red, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper, the wrappers sunned as usual at backstrips. Vol. I: 1200-1649; Vol. II: 1649-1714; Vo1. III: 1714-1815; Vol. IV: 1815-1900. Lovely set of the standard reference. COMPLETE SETS ARE VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. . Catalogs: naval: to 1914.

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        The Drawings of Rembrandt, First Complete Edition in Six Volumes: Vol I-II, The Leiden Years and the Early Amsterdam Period 1625-40; Vol III-IV, The Middle Period 1640-50; Vol V-VI, The Late Years 1650-69

      London: Phaidon, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Six folio volumes, all exceptionally clean and sound, in original blue-green cloth with beveled edges. The only flaws are some offsetting to the endpapers of Volume VI, where a newspaper article was laid in, and very mild bumping to the the lower spine of Volumes V and VI. All in original dust jackets, and the first four volumes in original slipcases. Jackets are sunned at the spines and a have a few small chips and internal repairs, primarily to the spine panels. A monumental catalogue raisonne, with collotype reproductions of all of the known drawings (1734 illustrations in total). Includes indices of collections and subject matter, bibliography, concordances.

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        ON THE ROAD

      New York: Viking Press, 1957. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; black cloth, with titles stamped in white on spine and front cover; red topstain; 310pp, [4]. Subtle fading to topstain, with a small moisture spot to same and some trivial rubbing to spine ends and center of front joint; still a tight, Near Fine copy without any serious wear. The author's second book, the quintessential "road novel" and the book that, more than any other, defined the Beat generation. Basis for a recent film adaptation by Walter Salles, starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, and Kristen Stewart. Charters A2.a.

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        The Alexandria Quartet [Justine/Balthazar/Mountolive/Clea]

      Faber, 1957. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. All first edition, first printings, published by Faber between 1957-60 (with no mention of subsequent printings). Comprising: JUSTINE Published by: Faber and Faber in 1957. Bound in original red boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine with no inscriptions, marks or stamps whatsoever. Some fading and a little wear to the gilt titling to the spine and some light marks to the centre of the foot of the front board. A good+ book. In a very good+ FIRST ISSUE (later issues had the hand-print mimicking the front cover design to the spine of the dust wrapper and review for 'White Eagles Over Serbia' being the last review on the rear panel). Small chip to the top of the front panel. Not price clipped showing 15s as called for. Some light chipping to corners and some browning to the spine. BALTHAZAR Published by: Faber and Faber in 1958. Bound in blue boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound with one name and date to the front end-paper with some off-setting and foxing to the end-papers and to page edges. A very good book. In a good+ unclipped first issue wrapper. With one small chip to the foot of the spine and some lighter chips to the corners. A little browning to the spine and to the rear panel. Some spotting to the rear panel also. Not price clipped. MOUNTOLIVE Published by: Faber and Faber in 1958. Bound in yellow boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound with one name and date to the front pastedown. A near fine book with one small stain to the top edge. In a near fine unclipped wrapper (first issue) with some light wear to the head of the spine. CLEA Published by: Faber and Faber in 1960. Bound in orange boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound with only one name to the ffep. A fine book. In a near unclipped wrapper - a little faded to the spine. A rare set of all four first editions in the Alexandria Quartet and the author's masterpiece.

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        Relative state formulation of quantum mechanics," in Reviews of Modern Physics, 29, 1957, 454-462

      FIRST EDITION of Hugh Everett's famous "many-world interpretation" of quantum mechanics, an interpretation in which (to use Schrodinger's thought experiment) the universe splits in two: in one view we see a cat, in another we see ourselves seeing the cat. Though Everett's ideas remain controversial, they have been accepted in some form by many prominent physicists, among them Hawking and Feynman. Everett was fascinated by many of the paradoxes seemingly inherent in traditional quantum theory (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 152). He did not accept Bohr's "collapse of the wave-function;" whereas Schrodinger's thought experiment posited a cat both alive and dead until the opening of a box. Everett's theory splits the universe into two states: in one we see a cat; in another we see ourselves seeing the cat. "In 1957, working under the direction of his Ph.D. supervisor John A. Wheeler, Everett produced a novel solution to the measurement problem of quantum mechanics. This problem is to explain how it is that quantum states in superpositions appear to experimenters who interact with them as if they have definite classical outcomes. Like many physicists, Everett was unhappy with the von Neumann collapse postulate and the arbitrary quantum classical divide, and he proposed that the simplest way to resolve the measurement problem was to suppose that reality is nothing more than a quantum wave function, and that wave function does not collapse. As Schrodinger emphasized, if classical measuring device interacts with a system that is in a superposition, the wave function of the measuring device (and the experimenter who runs it) becomes correlated with each component of the superposition. What bothered Schrodinger is that real observers do not see superpositions, but only definite results (such as either a definitely alive cat or a definitely dead cat). Everett's answer was simplicity itself: the observer together with his or her apparatus actually does split into two components (one who perceives a dead cat, the other who perceives a living cat) - but each version of the observer is correlated with the corresponding component of the cat. That is, the new state is a superposition of two states, one with an observer perceiving a live cat, and one with an observer perceiving a dead cat. Each observer seems to perceive a definite cat-state and not a superposition. However, these two components do not interact with each other in any way. It is exactly as if the universe has split in two. Every time one system becomes correlated with another system that is in a superposition, the world splits into as many versions as there are components of the observed system, and so on, ad infinitum. "Everett at first called his theory the relative state formulation of quantum mechanics. By this he meant that every observer could be in a number of different states, each one defined relative to a state of the system being measured. This later became known as the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics; [in] this view there literally is a colossal multiplicity of universes, multiplying exponentially or faster into more universes, with each universe playing out every possibility that is consistent with the laws of physics" (ibid, 152-153). CONDITION & DETAILS: Entire volume. Lancaster: American Physical Society. Volume 29, Number 3, 1957. 4to (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). Handsomely rebound in marbled paper over brown cloth; gilt-ruled on the front and rear boards; black spine labels, gilt-lettered and ruled. Tightly and solidly bound. Very slight toning to the title page. Fine condition.

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        The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

      London, Chapman and Hall,, 1957. Octavo. Recent black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to obards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

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      Original edition print current despite a false indication of third edition.Precious autograph signed by the author: "For Jean Cocteau, here Barboche, a dog and of course he has heart / Henri Bosco.". Gallimard Paris 1957 12x19cm broché

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        THE WAR AGAINST JAPAN 5 volumes, complete set

      London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. First Edition. 5 Volumes, Published by Her Majesty's Stationary Office, all First Editions in unclipped dustjackets, with numerous plates, illustrations, diagrams and maps (many folding and several coloured in outline) ; Published in the official series HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR UNITED KINGDOM MILITARY SERIES, The set comprises: Vol. I: THE LOSS OF SINGAPORE (1st. Edition 1957) , xxii, [ii], 568 pages, frontispiece, 27 appendices, 28 maps and sketches (most folding) , 26 photographs, loosely inserted are Corrigenda to Vol. 1 and Volume 1 corrections ( 2 sheets). Vol. II: INDIA'S MOST DANGEROUS HOUR (1st edition 1958) , xvii, [i], 541 pages, 33 appendices, 15 maps (most folding) + strategic map in pocket at rear, 20 sketches, 35 photographs, Vol. III: THE DECISIVE BATTLES (1st. Edition 1962) , xix, [i], 559 pages, 30 appendices, 15 maps (most folding) (No. 15 in pocket at rear) , 20 sketches, 57 photographs, Vol. IV: THE RECONQUEST OF BURMA (1st. Edition 1965) , xxv, [i], 568 pages, 27 appendices, 13 maps (most folding) , ( No. 13 in pocket at rear) , 21 sketches, 92 photographs, loosely inserted is Vol. IV corrections (one sheet) , Vol. V: THE SURRENDER OF JAPAN (1st. Edition 1969) , xxiii, [i], 599 pages, 32 appendices, 16 maps (most folding) , 17 sketches, 35 photographs, By far the most comprehensive and detailed account; appendices contain Allied and Japanese Order of Battle, details of supply arrangements, casualty statistics. Complete sets are extremely scarce in any condition. This is a fine set in near fine dustjackets. Heavy books may require extra postage cost. ; 250 x 170mm .

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        The Big War (Signed/Inscribed First Edition)

      Appleton Century Crofts, New York 1957 - First Printing (1 printed on last page). Signed, dated and warmly inscribed by the author directly to the first endpage. The book is very good, with some moderate wear to the paper at the corners and light fading to the spine. Binding square and tight. The dust jacket -- protected by a removable Brodart archival cover -- is also very good, with only moderate soiling/edgewear, causing very light chipping to the spine (minimal loss) and a few tiny 1/8" - 1/4" edge tears, professionally repaired. An exceedingly scarce hand-signed/inscribed copy of the author's second book; from the esteemed modern first collection of Joy Kritzer. Also included is a photocopy of a signed typed letter from Myrer to Ms. Kritzer regarding his work. Please be sure to check out the other scarcely signed Myrer titles in my inventory. I ship all of my books bubble-wrapped in sturdy, very well-padded boxes, so they are guaranteed to arrive in the exact same condition as when they left. Please feel free to email with any questions/offers/trades and thank you for supporting small independent booksellers everywhere. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cycle of Fie

      US: Ballantine. 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. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1957.

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        Bloody Noses and Crack'd Crowns

      Theomar Publishers (Pty.) Ltdd., Cape Town, 1957, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, 1st Edition, Inscribed by Author(s)131 pages (complete). Inscribed by Greyvenstein on the frontispage. The book has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket beneath is much worn and very torn. However, is secure and entire. The early and later pages have foxing. The security of the binding between the frontispage and the illustration page is weak but sure. The contents are neat, atmospheric, tidy, clean, clear and very confident. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Africana - Sport; Boxing; Inscribed by Author(s). Inventory No: 52fz.

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        Madeline and the Bad Hat

      New York: Viking, 1957. SIGNED, limited first edition of the third Madeline book, one of 985 copies signed by Ludwig Bemelmans on the colophon page, of which only 885 were for sale. Precedes the trade edition. Illustrated in color and black and black and white. 1 vols. 4to. Original green decorated cloth. Fine copy without slipcase. Signed Ludwig Bemelmans (1892-1962), Austrian-born American painter and writer, drew on his hotel and restaurant experiences for many of his stories and novels, which he often illustrated with his own sophisticated drawings and watercolors. Although he also wrote for adults, he is perhaps best known for his children's books, notably the Madeline series, one of which, Madeline's Rescue, won the 1954 Caldecott Award.

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        Rochester The Mad Earl

      Robert Hale Ltd, 1957. Hardcover. Good/ACCEPTABLE. 1957. 253 pages. Ex-library. Black pictorial dust jacket covering burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Pages remain reasonably bright with moderate staining to endpapers as well as inscription. Slight foxing to text block edge and cracking to front hinge exposing netting but pages remain tight throughout. Ex library stamps included to rear pastedown and tape residue at both ends. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and soiling to both boards. Spine has very light staining to the bottom edge as well as slight rubbing to both ends but remains in good condition. Unclipped jacket has a plastic coating and moderate soiling to both covers and spine. Light edge wear all round and tearing to both spine ends with some loss. Dust jacket attached to boards in plastic wallet.

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      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.

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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]

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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]

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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. .

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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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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      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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