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        Svet v dzhunglyah Zametki kinooperatora [Light in the jungle Camera-man?s notes]

      Moscow: Sovetsky pisatel?, 1957 Inscribed and signed by author: To ZhenyaDolmatovsky friend, brother, very dear personRoma Carmen Moscow June 1947. YevgeniiDolmatovsky ?" Russian poet and song lyricist.Roamn Carmen - one of the most influential figuresin documentary film making not only in SovietRussia. They called him "the Soviet equivalent ofLeni Riefenstahl"This book was published after Karmen visitedVietnam where he filmed "Vietnam"(1955) duringeight monthes in 1954.OCLC locates four copies only, two in USA , one inGerman and one in Sweden.

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        On the Road

      New York: Viking (1957) - First Edition. Octavo. The seminal novel, travelogue, blueprint, and treatise of the Beat movement in American literature; not to mention the defining book of its era. The tiniest of spots to the front board, else a sharp, fine copy with vibrant top stain, in as close to a fine jacket as I have seen, itself with a tiny corresponding spot at the verso, a hint of wear to the spine head and front flap fold, and a few tiny handling creases. There might be a nicer copy out there, but I haven't seen it. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books]
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        Remembrance of Things Past

      Bodley Head, UK 1957 - 1st Edition Thus 1957. 12 volumes of the 1957 Illustrated Uniform Edition of Marcel Proust's 'Remembrance of Things Past.' Five volumes are 1st ediitons and the rest editions from 1960. A matching set and rare to be as good as this. Books are very good++ and very bright. A few volumes spotted and discoloured with white blotches to the cloth. The wrappers are near fine and bright. Un-common bright set. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
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        ATLAS SHRUGGED (Inscribed First Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Very Good +/Very Good +. Inscribed by the author: "To John Muir - Cordially - Ayn Rand 4/14/71." Muir was a well known collector in Austin Texas, who passed away in June of 2014. A Very Good+ copy of the book in like dust jacket. The book has a few light spots on the cloth, the spine label is a trifle rubbed, and the hinges are a bit loose, but internally in excellent condition. In a dust jacket with a small chip at the crown and one short tear, otherwise a decent example. The jacket retains the critical $6.95 and 10/57 date code, essential for the first issue jacket. Rand's magnum opus, where she develops her objectivist theory and explores the question, "what if society's genius goes on strike?" Rand considered the book "not about the murder of man's body, but about the murder and rebirth of man's spirit." "Atlas Shrugged" has remained one of the most popular and influential books written in the twentieth century; one survey in 1991 finding it second only to the Bible in having the greatest impact upon its readers. The book would also place first on Modern Library Reader's Poll of the Top 100 novels of the 20th century. "...the reader will stay with this strange world, borne along by its story and eloquent flow of ideas." (Contemporary Newsweek Review). Very Good + in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Contro lo stile. Contre le style. The end of style

      Milano , MOVIMENTO ARTE NUCLEARE, 1957 - Secondo manifesto del Movimento Arte Nucleare che, dopo l'affermazione della volontà di combattere ogni accademismo, risalente al primo manifesto, afferma ora l'irripetibilità dell'opera d'arte. Testo in italiano, francese e inglese, stampato fronte retro su foglio di cartoncino ripiegato in tre parti, da un lato con scritte gialle su fondo nero e dall'altro lato con scritte nere su fondo grigio. Copertine di velina azzurra. Il manifesto è firmato da Armand, Enrico Baj, Bemporad, Gianni Bertini, Jaques Calonne, Stanley Chapmans, Mario Colucci, Danerlo, Enrico De Miceli, Reinhout D'Haese, Wout Hoeboer, Hundertwasser, Yves Klein, Théodore Koenig, Piero Manzoni, Nando, Joseph Noiret, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Giò Pomodoro, Pierre Restany, Saura, Ettore Sordini, Serge Vandercam, Angelo Verga / The second manifesto of the Arte Nucleare Group. Folded card sheet, printed in black and yellow on heavy black card within printed turquoise tissue wrapper. 4to (cm 30,5x17). . . Ottimo (Fine). . . . Foglio ripiegato in più parti (Folded sheet) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Dali

      Paris, Les Editions Du Chene, 1957., 1957. INSCRIBED BY DALI. Folio. Publisher's paper covered boards with colour plate onlaid to upper. Numerous colour and black and white photographs and reproductions of paintings. Internally fine; covers with some tiny creased areas, a small scratch and slight browning to edge of spine, near fine. The inscription in blue ball point covers the entire front free end paper: "Pour Madame Boauer, Hommage de Dali, 1959." Written in Dali's characteristically bold and fluid hand. He has also added his signature ant motif to the top of the title page.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Love's Labour's Lost. 1598. Shakespeare Quarto Facsimiles No. 10. [Introduction by W.W. Greg]. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER

      Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1957. Sm. 4to., First Edition thus, with 76pp of facsimile; blue coarse-grain cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Twelve copies of the 'newly corrected' Quarto are known. This fine facsimile is from the BM copy (Heber-Daniel) C.34. l.14. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. . Catalogs: literature.

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        SARTRE - DRAMEN

      - Sartre, Jean-Paul Zusammenfassung: Sartre, Jean Paul: Dramen. Hamburg. Rowohlt 1957. 32.-36. Tausend. Kartoniert, Schutzumschlag, 8°; 358 Seiten. Umschlag m. marginalen Gebrauchsspuren, gut u. sauber erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat-vorZeiten Dr. H. Kähning]
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        FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

      JONATHAN CAPE 1957 - First Edition, First Printing Beautiful book with a near fine unclipped jacket.Original crisp black covered boards with a silver gun and red rose to the front of the boards. Red titles to spine. The book is in near fine condition with crisp, square boards with sharp corners. The boards are clean with no edgewear. The book has a tight and square binding. The end papers are clean with no owner names, no book plates, no book store stamps, and no inscriptions. Faint pale discoloration to the corner of front end paper. The internal pages are bright, clean and flat with No marks, No inscriptions, No stains, No bent pages and No foxing. Beautiful bright clean book. Please see images for details. The original first edition dust jacket is in beautiful, bright condition for this title having benefited from very slight restoration by an expert paper conservationist to the spine tips, and as such presents in near fine condition. This jacket is usually found in poor condition with large chips, and badly damaged and sunned (darkened) spines,and often large chunks of the spine completely missing. The colors tones of this jacket are usually bright. No darkening to the spine as is otherwise common with this jacket. The jacket has No rips, No tears, No edgewear, No chips, No rubbing, and No foxing. The dust jacket is not price clipped and has a stated price of 13s 6d net. Beautiful bright jacket which presents the book very nicely. Please see the many detailed images. A handsome collectible copy of this scarce Fleming title. Presents well on the shelf.ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other Fleming/Bond titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        There Is A Happy Land (Inscribed To The Critic Frank Kermode By The Author)

      The First UK printing published by Michael Joseph in 1957.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.Slight dulling of the gilt titling.Mild pushing at the corners.Offsetting to the end papers with toning and a little dustiness to the text block.The book has a mild lean.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.A small closed tear to lower front spine fold.Mild soiling to the rear cover but far less than usually encountered.Few minor nicks in places.The William Belcher wrapper design looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been Inscribed and Signed by the Author.The inscription reads 'For Frank Kermode, 'Perhaps you would rephrase the question', Keith Waterhouse'.The book is accompanied by some typed notes - The notes relate to the works of Waterhouse and John Wain, Kermode's friend from his days at Reading University, and were possibly made by Kermode several years after the publication of this book, mentioning as they do both Billy Liar (1959) and Jubb (1963).With the publication date (31.3.57) pencilled to front free endpaper.Sir John Frank Kermode FBA (29 November 1919 ?" 17 August 2010) was a British literary critic best known for his work 'The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction', published in 1967 (revised 2000), and for his extensive book-reviewing and editing.He was the Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London and the King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge University.Kermode was known for many works of criticism,and also as editor of the popular Fontana Modern Masters series of introductions to modern thinkers.He was a regular contributor to the 'London Review of Books' and 'The New York Review of Books'.The author's first novel and a scarce book with such a fine association.ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        L'ingénieux hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche (4 Tomes - Complet) [ Livre signé par Henry Lemarié ]

      Editions d'Art Les Heures Claires 1957 - Exemplaire d'artiste signé par Henry Lemarié, sur Rives non numéroté, 4 vol. in-4 en feuillet sous chemise gaufrée, chemise cartonnée et étuis ornés, Editions d'Art Les Heures Claires, Paris, 1957-1960 Magnifique édition ayant exigé la gravure de 3500 bois, nécessaires "à la parfaite reproduction des 92 miniatures de Henry Lemarié". Bon exemplaire (dos des étuis lég. passés, parfait état par ailleurs) pour cet exemplaire d'artiste signé par Henry Lemarié. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House, New York 1957 - First edition, first printing, green cloth with gilt and dark topstain. PO stamp to front pastedown. Bottom corners just a bit softened. The first issue jacket in mylar has the correct 10/57 to bottom front flap, price of $6.95, chipped at spine ends and rubbed at edges, tiny closed tear to top front panel. A tight square first edition copy. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS SHRUGGED Tenth Anniversary Edition Limited Edition [In the Original clear plastic Dust Jacket and Slipcase]

      New York:: Random House,, 1957. Fine. SIGNED BY AYN RAND ON COLOPHON PAGE without personalization. A Fine hardback Ninth Printing Tenth Anniversary Edition LIMITED EDITION OF 2000 SIGNED COPIES. THIS IS No. 526. In the original clear plastic Dust Jacket and Near Fine original paper covered slipcase with mild sunning. 8vo. viii, 1168 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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 [...]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE STRATEGY OF THE GENES A Discussion of Some Aspects of Theoretical Biology

      George Allen & Unwin, London 1957 - ix+262, 37 text figs+ a few unnumbered diagrams etc. in Appendix, top edge green. Only flaws are prev.owner's small gilt label top front pastedown (mine, alas!) and a few brown spots to centre of textblock fore-edge, covers clean and unworn; clipped jacket generally clean, though slight dustiness to white back, slight top edge rubbing, bottom front outer corner slightly rubbed, now sealed in protective wrapper. A remarkably good copy, despite minor faults, of this extraordinarily scarce and important work elaborating on the 'epigenetic landscape' concept and the relationship between micro- and macro-evolutionary processes. Note: quoted non-UK shipping rates are calculated for 500-700 gram net weight, cost will be modified up or down as appropriate outside this range. Size: 14.5 Cm x 22 Cm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Barboche

      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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