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        Atlas Shrugged: Signed First Edition

      1168 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles. The monumental novel that now serves as a cornerstone of Rand's Objectivist philosophy, and which inspired the recent motion picture. One of the most important, controversial, and collected novels of the 20th century.Keywords: CLASSICS WORLD LITERATURE FICTION LITERARY DYSTOPIA First edition. Not to be confused with the limited edition released 10 years later, with the same cover design. Includes original George Salter jacket with $6.95 price. Ayn Rand signature on thicker paper stock (without inscription) mounted on title page. Blank bookplate on front endpaper, faint cigar odor. 1/4 inch internal chip to edge of front jacket flap, 1/4 inch chip from rear jacket edge, 1/4 inch closed tear on front jacket edge, ink number on front jacket panel, jacket lightly toned. Binding square and tight, pages clean and bright. New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good.

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        The Cat in the Hat.

      New York: Random House, Inc., 1957 - Octavo. Original pictorial blue boards, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Boards a little soiled, some light rubbing to extremities, internally fresh. An excellent copy in the bright, slightly creased jacket that has a 5 cm closed tear to head of front panel, and some nicks to extremities. First edition, first issue, with the price listed on the dust jacket as 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues. Younger and Hirsch 7. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Selected Poems.

      Bllomington: Indiana University Press, 1957 - Octavo. Original black cloth, title to spine in orange, decoration to front board in orange, top edge orange. Rear top tip bumped. An excellent copy in the toned dust jacket, slightly nicked. First edition, first printing, In 1945, Mistral became the first Latin American author to win a Nobel Prize for Literature. This copy is inscribed by its translator, Langston Hughes, on the front free endpaper, "Happy New Year to Cousin Rose, sincerely Langston/New York January 1958". Cousin Rose is Rose Leary Love, North Carolinian educator and author. This copy is also signed by Hughes at the end of the introduction, very scarce thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Chagall

      Paris: Maeght, 1957. First. paperback. near fine/near fine. Marc Chagall. Illustrated with 15 original lithographs (including the wrappers & title page), 13 of which are in color, and 4 double-page, all printed by Mourlot Freres. Many additional b/w and color plates throughout. 177 pages with text in French. Short square 4to, stiff pictorial wrappers. Paris: Maeght, 1957. First edition. Illustrated with 15 original lithographs (including the wrappers & title page), 13 of which are in color, and 4 double-page, all printed by Mourlot Freres. Many additional b/w and color plates throughout. 177 pages with text in French. Short square 4to, stiff pictorial wrappers. Paris: Maeght, 1957. First edition. Light wear at spine head and slightly darkened at spine foot; small bump at upper corner that barely disturbs some pages, but still a near fine clean copy. --Cramer, no. 34.

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        John F. Kennedy Signed Inaugural Address.

      - Life Magazine's souvenir edition commemorating Kennedy's inauguration. Boldly inscribed by Kennedy, "For Mr. Joseph Clark with very best wishes, John Kennedy. The recipient, Joseph Clark was a United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1957 to 1969. He worked with Kennedy in the Senate, and continued to their push for civil rights, highlighting the issue as a major part of Kennedy's presidential campaign. Endorsing new legislation--to extend voting rights, end discrimination in education and housing, and establish the Fair Employment Practices Commission, among other things--Kennedy announced during his campaign that Clark and Congressman Emanuel Celler had agreed to prepare a comprehensive civil rights bill 'embodying the commitments of the Democratic platform,' to be introduced early in the next congressional session. One of the key issues in Kennedy's campaign, which helped him win the presidency in 1960. Matted and framed with the printed text of Kennedy's inaugural speech, a portrait of Kennedy giving his speech. The entire piece measures 27 inches by 34 inches. Rare and desirable, especially with such an association. After three years working together in the Senate, John F. Kennedy and his liberal Democratic colleague from Pennsylvania, Joseph S. Clark, Jr., continued their push for civil rights, highlighting the issue as a major part of Kennedy's presidential campaign. Endorsing new legislation--to extend voting rights, end discrimination in education and housing, and establish the Fair Employment Practices Commission, among other things--Kennedy announced during his campaign that Clark and Congressman Emanuel Celler had agreed to prepare a comprehensive civil rights bill 'embodying the commitments of the Democratic platform,' to be introduced early in the next congressional session. One of the key issues in Kennedy's campaign, it helped him win the presidency in 1960. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Vita di Gesù

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, 1957. ITALIANO 0,23 Volume rilegato in cartoncino rigido. Pagine in buono stato brunite, come i tagli. Traduzione di Angiolo Silvio Novaro. Volume n. CI ( 101 ) della collana. USATO

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        "Relative State" Formulation of Quantum Mechanics

      Lancaster and New York: American Institute of Physics, 1957. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Hugh Everett's ground breaking work on the existence of multiple universes, a new theory addressing the flaws of the Copenhagen quantum mechanics interpretation. "The Schrödinger equation delineates how a quantum system's wave function will change through time, an evolution that it predicts will be smooth and deterministic (that is, with no randomness). But that elegant mathematics seems to contradict what happens when humans observe a quantum system, such as an electron, with a scientific instrument (which itself may be regarded as a quantum-mechanical system). For at the moment of measurement, the wave function describing the superposition of alternatives appears to collapse into one member of the superposition, thereby interrupting the smooth evolution of the wave function and introducing discontinuity..."Many of the founders of quantum mechanics, notably Bohr, Werner Heisenberg and John von Neumann, agreed on an interpretation of quantum mechanics--known as the Copenhagen interpretation-- to deal with the measurement problem. This model of reality postulates that the mechanics of the quantum world reduce to, and only find meaning in terms of, classically observable phenomena--not the reverse... Entire generations of physicists were taught that the equations of quantum mechanics work only in one part of reality, the microscopic, while ceasing to be relevant in another, the macroscopic..."In stark contrast, Everett addressed the measurement problem by merging the microscopic and macroscopic worlds. He made the observer an integral part of the system observed, introducing a universal wave function that links observers and objects as parts of a single quantum system. He described the macroscopic world quantum mechanically and thought of large objects as existing in quantum superpositions as well. Breaking with Bohr and Heisenberg, he dispensed with the need for the discontinuity of a wave-function collapse..."Everett was not the first physicist to criticize the Copenhagen collapse postulate as inadequate. But he broke new ground by deriving a mathematically consistent theory of a universal wave function from the equations of quantum mechanics itself. The existence of multiple universes emerged as a consequence of his theory, not a predicate" (Scientific American)."Hugh Everett's relative-state formulation of quantum mechanics is an attempt to solve the quantum measurement problem by dropping the collapse dynamics from the standard von Neumann-Dirac formulation of quantum mechanics. Everett then wanted to recapture the predictions of the standard collapse theory by explaining why observers nevertheless get determinate measurement records that satisfy the standard quantum statistics" (Stanford Encyclopedia).Everett's theory has garnered much support from the scientific community recently and is credited as the source of inspiration for the modern field of quantum computing. He is described by David Deutsch as being "before his time. [Everett] represents the refusal to relinquish objective explanation. A great deal of harm was done to progress in both physics and philosophy by the abdication of the original purpose of those fields: to explain the world. We got irretrievably bogged down in formalisms, and things were regarded as progress which are not explanatory, and the vacuum was filled by mysticism and religion and every kind of rubbish..." (David Deutsch).IN: Reviews of Modern Physics, Volume 29, Number 3 (July, 1957), pp 454-464. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Institute of Physics. Quarto, original wrappers; custom silk box. A FINE COPY. Fine.

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        La Tribu Arc-En-Ciel.

      1957 - Amsterdam; Mulder & Zoon N.V.; Paris, Opera Mundi. 1957. 4to. Original linen textured pictorial boards illustrated to both covers, pictorial pastedowns; pp. [60]; joyfully illustrated throughout on every page in vibrant colours including several double-page spreads, with accompanying text in calligraphic font; a very clean and attractive copy with small splits to joints at head of spine, a couple of tiny nicks to tail, and very light wear to edges and corners; internally clean throughout with a little mild toning to stock. First edition, extravagantly signed to front blank in blue ink by Josephine Baker: "A Mlle. [ ], Souvenir de Josephine Baker, et les petits, 1958". Written in collaboration with her fourth husband, Jo Bouillon, and featuring her "rainbow" children of all races. Freda Josephine Macdonald (1906-1975) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Carrie Macdonald and, apparently, the vaudeville drummer Eddie Carson, although the identity of her father has long been in dispute. Her mother was the adopted daughter of a couple in Little Rock, Arkansas, who were former slaves of Black African and Native American descent. Josephine Baker, as she later became (taking the surname of the second of her four husbands) is internationally known as a former dancer, entertainer, human rights activist, and French resistance agent who was the first person of colour to become a world famous entertainer. Her celebrity developed in her adoptive country, France, where she famously headlined at the Folies Bergà re and where her brave work for the French Resistance in World War II was acknowledged with the award of the highest French order of merit, the National Order of the Legion of Honour. In the early 1950s, to further her belief in equality and her desire for interracial harmony, she nurtured a noble dream to create a utopian multiracial family (prefiguring the activities of Mia Farrow, Madonna, and Angelina Jolie) and to this end adopted, over a period of years, a total of 12 disadvantaged children from different countries ranging from Finland to Venezuela. She and her fourth husband, Jo Bouillon, installed their "Rainbow Tribe" in a 15th century chateau in the South of France called "Les Milandes" which the couple developed into an entertainment park, charging for public admission to hear the children sing and perform. This project, which proved to be ill-fated, forms the background for this children's book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Atlas Shrugged: Signed First Edition

      Random House, New York 1957 - First edition. Not to be confused with the limited edition released 10 years later, with the same cover design. Includes original George Salter jacket with $6.95 price. Ayn Rand signature on thicker paper stock (without inscription) mounted on title page. Blank bookplate on front endpaper, faint cigar odor. 1/4 inch internal chip to edge of front jacket flap, 1/4 inch chip from rear jacket edge, 1/4 inch closed tear on front jacket edge, ink number on front jacket panel, jacket lightly toned. Binding square and tight, pages clean and bright. 1168 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles. The monumental novel that now serves as a cornerstone of Rand's Objectivist philosophy, and which inspired the recent motion picture. One of the most important, controversial, and collected novels of the 20th century.Keywords: CLASSICS WORLD LITERATURE FICTION LITERARY DYSTOPIA [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        The Poverty of Historicism

      Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, London 1957 - Signed Initialled (K.R.P.) and briefly inscribed atop front free endpaper by Popper to Harry Kidd in year of publication, when Kidd was Secretary of the London School of Economics where Popper taught. xiv, 166 pages. Index. "Puts paid to all attempts at futurology by pointing out that the future depends on new knowledge which by definition we do not have today." - Samuel Brittan, The Week. "Exposes 'historicism' with such force and precision, and makes so clear its incompatability with any kind of scientific empiricism, that there is no further excuse for confusing these two." - Isaiah Berlin. Popper was "One of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century." - The Daily Telegraph. Quarter-inch incidental mark to page 20, otherwise contents clean and unmarked. Minor cant to spine. Modest loss to dust jacket at corners. A quality signed copy of this momentous work. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        From Russia With Love.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1957.. First Impression, Binding A. Publisher's hardback binding in pictorial dust-jacket by Richard Chopping, correctly priced at 13/6. Both book and wrapper are in very good condition; edges a trifle dusty, jacket slightly rubbed and edegworn, minor scuff to foot of spine. No inscriptions or price-clipping. An attractive copy, housed in a collector's leather-spined clamshell box.

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        Bitter Lemons of Cyprus.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1957 - Octavo. Original brown wrappers, title to front cover in black. Manuscript title in black ink to spine. Spine slightly creased and rolled, edges toned. A very good copy. 8 plates of black and white photographs. First edition, first impression. As indicated by the printed wrapper, this is a proof copy of the author's autobiographical piece on Cyprus. Durrell was awarded the Duff Cooper Prize for this work later the same year. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Eagle Volume 8 issues 1 – 52 (1957) (complete) VF

      Hulton Press 1957 - Finest condition Eagle complete year we have ever seen. Hulton Press 1957. Book condition: VF - Very Fine. This is the complete volume 8, 52 issues January 1957 – December 1957. No centre fold marks or creases (often the case with Eagles) and all clean crisp complete copies. Featuring Frank Hampson's Dan Dare Rogue Planet and Reign of the Robots, Frank Bellamy's The Happy Warrior, Riders of the Range, Luck of the Legion and Ashwell Wood's centre cutaway spreads. We ceased selling comics about 10 years ago. We are continually offered collections and often purchase them, but we tend to pass them on to fellow dealers in trade. VERY occasionally we come across something special. We have sold literally thousands of early Eagle comics over the nearly 40 years we have been trading, but this set is the finest condition complete year we have ever seen.

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        Always Comes Evening

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House,, 1957. The collected poems. Compiled by Glenn Lord. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Endpapers lightly browned. An excellent copy in a slightly rubbed jacket with a few small nicks and chips. First edition, first printing, of Howard's second book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Newspaper, #1-18 [Rare Complete Run]

      NY: Self-Published. (1957-1979). A complete run of Green's self-published newspaper, Newspaper, which he founded to extol the writing of William Gaddis, whose first novel appeared in 1955 and was dismissed by critics: "jack green" (a pseudonym of Christopher Carlisle Reid) created "newspaper," and wrote as a literary critic, praising Gaddis' work, and his efforts are believed to have been the spur for the new edition of The Recognitions published in 1962. Gaddis' novel eventually made Time magazine's list of the 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005. Green published 17 issues of Newspaper from 1957-1966, at which point he closed Newspaper and refunded his subscribers, only to resurface in 1979 with issue #18, and then cease publication once again. This is a complete run: issues #1-17, on poor quality legal-sized paper with text on both sides, originally stapled in the upper left corner (staples now removed on all but one issue). The final issue is a small format, on better paper. Together with a 1966 list of the back issues and their prices, and a note from "jack green" (signed in type), dated 8/29/66 saying "im [sic] closing newspaper ive changed away from that kind of writing, or perhaps ive just run out of gas." With a calculation of the refund owed the subscriber. Over the course of publication, Green had branched out beyond Gaddis to cover other writers such as Joyce and Faulkner, and other topics such as voting and peyote (not simultaneously), William Reich, and insurance. One issue had two illustrations tipped onto the front page: one is detached, one is now missing. Underlinings in one issue; all but the final issue are heavily acidified; else a near fine set. Surprisingly, given its impact on the critical reception of William Gaddis' first novel -- and by extension on Gaddis himself and his overall body of work -- we could find no indication in OCLC that any institution holds a complete collection. First Edition. No Binding. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Coup de Grâce

      New York: Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 1st American edition. A contemporary, signed, inscription from Yourcenar, fills the front free endpaper with a long quotation. Fine in fine dustjacket. Marguerite Yourcenar is under appreciated but will ambush you like identity theft. In Coup de Grâce a Prussian officer murders the woman who loves him because he loves her brother, in line with the central figures throughout her fiction, men torn between their passions and society's demands, during key moments of history. After WW II, she lived in France and the U. S. with her partner, Grace Frick, who translated this book into English. In 1950 they moved to Maine, and in 1980 (go Margot) Yourcenar became the first woman elected to the Academie Française (all customs were once eccentricities), that elitist society, created by Cardinal Richelieu in 1634 (the very Richelieu from The Three Musketeers), limited to 40 constituents entrusted with guarding French culture and to which admission is only upon the death of a sitting member (you can write your own joke here)_______________.

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        On Poetry and Poets

      London: Faber and Faber, 1957. First Edition. [8], 262 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth; printed dust jacket. Closed tear at top of front panel, some light chipping at ends of spine panel. First Edition. [8], 262 pp. 8vo. With ALS to Louis Untermeyer. A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY, WITH A REVEALING LETTER BY ELIOT. Louis Untermeyer's copy, with newspaper clippings neatly pinned and laid-in at front and with a TLS from Eliot mounted on the pastedown, 16 August 1961. Eliot replies to the author-editor's request for a submission of a 6-10 page typescript, with an advance of $1,000, intended for children. "I am afraid I cannot run to that length for a script intended for children of 6 to 8. Nor do I believe I could or should try to compose a children's story limited to a vocabulary of 250 words laid down in advance. I have only written verse for children, and I have always maintainted the view, judging from the children of my acquaintance, is correct, that children like long and euphonious words, without understanding them. Indeed, for me as a child, and I am sure for any intelligent child who likes reading the new and unknown words are part of the fun. They may even be words that the child would not use until it is grown up. So I am afraid I cannot be one of your distinguished contributors." Untermeyer and his wife Bryna Ivens Untermeyer created a number of books for young people in the series Golden Treasury of Children's Literature. He edited for the Crowell-Collier Press the Modern Masters for Children Series in the 1960s. It is most likely for this that he solicited a submission from Eliot. Eliot's most famous work for children was 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' [1939]. Gallup A69

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        RIVISTA DI FILOLOGIA E D'ISTRUZIONE CLASSICA N.S. VOL. XXXV (LXXXV DELLA RACCOLTA)

      LOESCHER-CHIANTORE, 1957. ITALIANO 0,76 Annualità completa composta da 4 fascicoli trimestrali rilegati assieme, con coperta rigida in mezza tela rossa, con piatti marmorizzati leggermente ingialliti ai bordi e con piccola abrasione al piatto anteriore, dorso con titoli d'oro, leggermente scolorito e con minime tracce d'uso, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo e qualità della carta USATO

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        STUDIO SULLA SATIRA DI GIOVENALE

      LE MONNIER, 1957. ITALIANO 0,78 In italiano con parti di testo in latino, pagine leggermente ingiallite ai bordi causa tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli rossi e neri, ingiallita ai bordi e con lievi tracce d'uso, dorso ingiallito e con tracce di umidità USATO

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        Phantasiestücke in Callots Manier. 12 Bände (= komplett). Blätter aus dem Tagebuch eines reisenden Enthusiasten. Mit einer Vorrede von Jean Paul. [Signierte Exemplare].

      Berlin, Walter de Gruyter. 1957 - 8°. 21,5 cm. 394, 319, 332, 222, 302, 262, 245, 299, 409, 278, 283, 294 Seiten. Blaue Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf rotem Lederschildchen. Kopfgoldschnitt. (E. T. A. Hoffmann, Poetische Werke). Nummer 20 von 100 Exemplaren der limitierten und nummerierten Erstausgabe. Mit Federzeichnungen von Walter Wellenstein. Jeder Band von Illustrator Walter Wellenstein signiert. Rücken teilweise leicht berieben und minimal bestoßen. Ansonsten sehr gute Exemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Toi & Moi. (1 E.A.S. + 1 L.A.S.)

      S.l., Maurice Gonon 1957 - Frontispice de Dignimont (en couleurs). Cette nouvelle édition contient un poème inédit de Paul Géraldy : ABSENCE, elle est ornée de culs-de-lampe gravés par G. Aufschneider. Édition tirée à 3100 exemplaires sur Grand Vélin. Celui-ci porte le numéro 1942 et contient un disque (17cm-33 tour) sur lequel Paul Géraldy a enregistré lui-même et pour la première fois, les 10 poèmes suivants : Tristesse, Abat-jour, Chance, Dualisme, Lettre, Bruits de voix, Passé, Sagesse, Mort du baiser. Sans lieu, Maurice Gonon - 1957 - 159 pages. Exemplaire enrichi d'un portrait de l'auteur en photographie originale (23x17) avec un Envoi Autographe Signé et accompagné d'une Lettre Autographe Signée. Complet & Contrôlé. Reliure éditeur, dont la maquette originale est dûe à Paul Bonet, a été réalisée par les Éts. Dhuiège. Les fers ont été gravés par Deberny et Peignot. Étui renforcé par du ruban adhésif. Pas de rousseur. Ouvrage en très bon état. Format in-8°(24x19). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three original photographs of Ernest Hemingway circa 1957

      FINE. Group of three original black and white photographs of Ernest Hemingway, all in excellent condition, two of which are the publisher's file copies of images that appeared in the rare 1957 papmplet "El Floridita de Hemingway", a coolection of cocktail recipies issued by the Havana Club Rum Company, Havana, Cuba. Two are mounted on board and stamped on the back "Biblioteca de Fernando & Campoamor". The first, which is 7 1/4" x 6" borderless, is a candid shot that shows Heminway seated a a restaurant table reading a newspaper and flanked by two beautiful women. The reverse has a label affixed, "El Floridita De Hemingway, Fig. 12". The second is 7" x 9 1/2", borderless, and shows Hemingway posed next to three horses. The third photo is stamped on the verso "foto majoni/ Cortina". 4" x 7" matte finsh and is a candid showing the author in ski clothing standing in the snow next to a chalet and in front of a snow covered peak. We are unaware if this image was ever published. NON-REPRODUCABLE SCAN OF THE GROUP OF PHOTOS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        Dr No.

      London: Jonathan Cape 1957. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth, silver titles to spine, in pictorial dust-jacket designed by Pat Marriott. The first issue without the 'Dancing Lady' design on the upper board (present on the later issue). Book is clean and bright with some minor dustiness to top edge, previous description affixed to endpaper (discreetly beneath flap), jacket a trifle edgeworn, spine gently toned. Near fine, in a bespoke leather-spined clamshell case.

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        Coup de semonce.

      Paris. 25 mars 1957 - . Double feuillet 32,5 x 25,5 cm. impression en noir sur papier d'Auvergne Richard de Bas. Long tract contre les tendances religieuses et réactionnaires de G. Mathieu et S. Hantaï (anciennement surréaliste) en réaction à l'exposition de la Galerie Kléber. tract signé par J.-L. Bédouin, Bénayoun, Breton, R. Ivsic, Toyen, J. Mansour, J. Schuster, B. Péret, P. de Massot, etc. E.O. 1/40 ex. num. portant les signatures autographes en couleurs de E.L.T. Mesens, G. Legrand, B. Péret, A. Breton, J. Mansour, Ch. Flamand, J.-L. Bédouin, R. Benayoun, J. Schuster. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Poverty of Historicism

      Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, 1957. Initialled (K.R.P.) and briefly inscribed atop front free endpaper by Popper to Harry Kidd in year of publication, when Kidd was Secretary of the London School of Economics where Popper taught. xiv, 166 pages. Index. "Puts paid to all attempts at futurology by pointing out that the future depends on new knowledge which by definition we do not have today." - Samuel Brittan, The Week. "Exposes 'historicism' with such force and precision, and makes so clear its incompatability with any kind of scientific empiricism, that there is no further excuse for confusing these two." - Isaiah Berlin. Popper was "One of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century." - The Daily Telegraph. Quarter-inch incidental mark to page 20, otherwise contents clean and unmarked. Minor cant to spine. Modest loss to dust jacket at corners. A quality signed copy of this momentous work.

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        Tales from the White Hart

      DEL REY, NEW YORK 1957 - INGLESE Brossura con alette con immagine a colori sul piatto di Tony Gleeson. Interno integro con pagine lievemente ingiallite . Dedica e prefazione a cura dello stesso autore.

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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House, 1957-01-01. Ninth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author. Inscribed and dated 10/25/67 by Rand on the FFEP. Full green cloth binding with gilt initials on front panel and gilt lettering on black background on spine. The corners are sharp and binding is tight. The panels show only a trace of handling, and there is a spot of rubbing at the foot of the spine. Black top stain is not faded, deckled edges are crisp. Text is clean and unmarked. Several tape ghosts on the rear and front pastedowns resulting from a long since removed protective cover are the flaws noted on this handsome copy. Illustrated dust jacket shows only a trace of handling, not price clipped and the date 10/57 is on the front flap. A new mylar cover has been added.

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        Dr No.

      London: Jonathan Cape 1957 - FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256. Publisher's black cloth, silver titles to spine, in pictorial dust-jacket designed by Pat Marriott. The first issue without the 'Dancing Lady' design on the upper board (present on the later issue). Book is clean and bright with some minor dustiness to top edge, previous description affixed to endpaper (discreetly beneath flap), jacket a trifle edgeworn, spine gently toned. Near fine, in a bespoke leather-spined clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        XXe siecle. Nouvelle serie, No. 9 (double): Vrai et faux realisme dans L'art contemporain.

      Paris, Vingtieme Siecle, 1957. - circa 31,5 x 24,6 cm. With 6 extra plates in lithograph and pochoir Illustrated original softcover With lithographs by Chagall and Fautrier, pochoirs by Delaunay, Mondrian, Capogrossi and Magnelli. "- Very fine, only the spine a little darker, else crisp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

      New York: Random House, 1957 - Tall quarto. Original laminated pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine ends creased, slight rubbing to extremities. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, a little loss to spine ends, creasing to edge. Illustrated throughout by the author. First edition, first printing, in the first issue dust jacket with the advertisement for The Cat in the Hat on the rear panel and the list of fourteen books by the author on the rear flap. Younger and Hirsch 36. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Portrait signed and inscribed.

      No place, 1957. - 290 x 227 mm. Matted and framed (485 x 425 mm). "To Jean Reed with best wishes". - In perfect condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        NOTE A RECENTI EDIZIONI DI ARISTOTELE ESTRATTO DAL BOLLETTINO DEL COMITATO PER LA PREPARAZIONE DELL'EDIZIONE NAZIONALE DEI CLASSICI GRECI E LATINI NUOVA SERIE FASCICOLO V

      ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DEI LINCEI, ROMA 1957 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale morbida, scolorita ai bordi e con tracce d'uso, pagine con bruniture del tempo e dedica siglata dall'A. al margine superiore della prima pag.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Bang the Drum Slowly, together with A Ticket for a Seamstich

      knopf 1957 - The first edition of Bang the Drum is inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Peter [Dzwonkoski, director of rare books and special collections at the University of Rochester], and the Ticket is signed on the front free endpaper. Sold together. Both are very good first editions in very good dust jackets. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        American Solider Photo Album

      Okinawa, 1957. Near Fine. Oblong photo album measuring 11" x 15". Black lacquer over wooden boards accented with inlaid pieces of mother of pearl appliques, and some hand-painted details, showing a mountain and two tradition-style Japanese buildings beside a body of water; album tied with silk cords. Very good plus with chips and tears. A collection of 73 photographs and snapshots of American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, at Sobe camp in the 1950's. The majority of the assemblage are black and white photos measuring 3.5" x 5" with some 3.5" x 2.25", two 8"x10", and a 5.5" x 14" group photo. All images are clear, a few have captions either in the margins or on the verso of the photo. The group photo is laid in at the rear of the album and is creased, with one section at the right margin torn away, causing minor loss. The album depicts soldiers on duty, a work in the machine shops, views of the base camp, "clowning in the China Sea," playing baseball and basketball, along with locals and town businesses. A picture of a camp sign indicates the soldier/photographer was stationed at Sobe Area, Rycom Gen. Depot, 65th Engineer Heavy Shop Company, 596th Engineer Maintenance Company, 526th Engineer Maintenance Department." A dozen of the photos show both African American and white soldiers sharing the basketball court, work duties, and the baseball field. One of the 8" x 10" photos shows a group of black and white soldiers sharing a traditional meal, seated on the floor around a table, all diligently employing their chopsticks. A caption on one of the baseball game photos identities it as being between the Sobe Engineers and the Magushaki [Hagushaki?] bombers, a Japanese team, at Ishikawa Beach. The final picture of the group is taken in front of a U.S. Army plane, dated 1957 and personalized, "Good Luck Lt. Bass," and is signed by seven men.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Der Rig-Veda (dt.). Aus d. Sanskrit ins Deutsche übers. u. mit e. laufenden Kommentare versehen von Karl Friedrich Geldner.

      Harvard Univ. Pr, Cambridge/Mass., London 1957 - Gr 8° 1957-1978. (Harvard Oriental Series. Vol. 33. 34. 35. 36.). T. 1-4. (Bd. 4: Lexikon 8°). Roter Lwd mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, Fadenh.; 3380 gr. T. 1: 1.-4. Liederkreis. 2. pr. 1978. XIX, 490 S.; T. 2: 5.-8. Liederkreis. 2. pr. 1978. 435 S.; T. 3: 9.-10. Liederkreis. 2. pr. 1978. 422 S.; T. 4: Namen- u. Sachregister zur Übersetzung, dazu Nachträge u. Verbesserungen. Aus dem Nachlass des Übersetzers hrsg., geordnet u. ergänzt von Johannes Nobel. 1957. VII, 271 S.-- Die neuen, sehr stabilen Einbände in sog. "Bibliotheksleinen", sehr gut erhalten; der Buchblock wurde neu beschnitten, die Fadenheftung ist erhalten geblieben; vier sehr gute Bände ohne Flecken und Anstreichungen.- K. F. Geldner (1852-1929). 3700 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fehlauer - Antiquariat]
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        [Photo Album]: Indiana Sorority Girls at Hanover College

      Hanover, Indiana, 1957. Very Good. Small octavo. Measuring 4.25" x 6.5". Cream leather over stiff paper boards with "Snaps" stamped in silver on the front board and a AO? decal affixed on the front. Contains 56 black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring 3.5" x 3.5", with captions. Very good album with rubbing, cracks on the joint, and edgwear with fine photographs.A charming, well-captioned, album capturing Alpha Omicron Pi sorority life at Hanover College in the early years of the Cold War. Created by a member of the fall 1956 pledge class, it shows activities such as pledge meetings, decorating for Christmas, turnabout day, lineups, slumber parties, formals, treasure hunts, and more. The girls are seen in party dresses, costumes, silly hats, and college sweatshirts paired with tongue-in-cheek captions. She writes, "God! It's too early for this!;" "look ma! I'm a pinup;" and "you crazy kids." The final page shows a blonde woman, possibly the compiler, with the caption "Model Pledge."A nice collection of 1950s sorority photographs.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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