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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House, New York 1957 - Fourth printing. Very slightly cocked else fine in a crisp, very near fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears and some toning to the white spine lettering. Inscribed by the author on the front fly and dated in 1968. A recent study of Rand's cultural legacy concluded that no single work of the 20th Century had influenced more individual readers than this objectivist allegory. Additionally, *Harper's Index* reports that 12% of all Playboy Playmates since 1959 claimed either this or Rand's *The Fountainhead* as their favorite book -- our attempts to use this copy as bait have as yet been unsuccessful. A major title, seldom found inscribed. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        ATLAS SHRUGGED

      Random House, New York 1957 - Green cloth, gilt-stamped lettering on gilt-bordered black panel on spine, author's initials within frame gilt-stamped on cover, dark blue top edge dye, light beige endpapers, [viii], 1168pp, plus author's autobiographical sketch. Pictorial dust jacket with front panel/spine original artwork by George Salter, photo of author on back above quotation & facsimile autograph. First edtion, first issue, with all Points of Issue. Bright cloth, quare, firm binding with sharp corners, clean text, very slight text block fall-in (The spine of the text block has slightly collapsed inward from the top -- typical of loosely shelved or large heavy volumes.) No shelf wear. Apparently little read. Dust jacket is wholly intact, very lightly age-toned overall with slightly faded lettering on the spine, there is a nearly imperceptible 1-3/4" closed tear from the back hinge top diagonally onto the spine panel, with very light creasing therefrom, edges have a bit of colorchipping & a few tiny chips with no more than 1/8" loss in a few places, i.e., flap folds & spine corners, protected in a new Gaylord brand archival clear plastic cover (removable). Overall, a very attractive copy in non-restored condition. Ms. Rand's pre-eminant work. As with friends Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel Paterson, she became known as a founder of the Libertarian movement and as a political theorist. She later developed her Objectivist philosophy which remains of interest to this day. 8vo - 8-1/2" x 5-5/8" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House 1957 - Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings. Jacket priced at $6.95 and dated 10/57. Cloth binding with gold lettering. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean pages, light shelf wear. Clean boards with a few light spots. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, rubbing at the folds, short tears. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS SHRUGGED. Custom Collector's 'Sculpted' Clamshell Case Only.

      Random House, [1957, Book Date], New York - Excellent Custom Fitted Modern Collector's Black Leather Clamshell Bookcase [Not A Book]. Hand-Crafted by our conservation team, each box is elaborately decorated & gilt-stamped at the spine with red leather onlay, & features an embossed / 'sculpted' upper cover design after the famous Salter DJ graphic. An excellent Collector's Custom Case for an important Book. TBCL Web Site photo/link available for over 100 generally in-stock titles. Custom Craft available. Book definitely NOT included. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House. 1957. First. First edition. Front hinge neatly repaired else near fine in good only, price-clipped dustwrapper with modest chips and tears, particularly at the spine ends. .

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

      Random House, New York,, 1957. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black, top edge stained green. With the dust jacket. Housed in a burgundy quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Endpapers partially browned, top stain a little faded. Very good in the somewhat rubbed and tanned dust jacket. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "To Ruth Ford from Bill Faulkner (See what you can do with this) Oxford 9 October 1959". Ford was an actress and model whom had been a long-time family friend of Faulkner. She said of him, "one of the nicest people in Hollywood is William Faulkner, who I had known in Mississippi when I was getting my Masters Degree in Philosophy at the University there.

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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House, New York 1957 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Ayn Rand on the front free endpaper. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with slight wear to the edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the $6.95 printed price present and the 10/57 code present on the front flap. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a magnificent copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition. We buy SIGNED Rand First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Cat in the Hat

      New York, Random House,, 1957. Small quarto. Original non-laminated pictorial paper-covered boards. With the pictorial dust jacket. In a blue cloth solander box. Illustrated throughout by the author in two colours. Minor bumps to spine ends, slight dampstain to lower edges of boards. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with a short closed tear to the upper panel and small areas of dampstain at the flaps. First edition, first printing, first issue, with the price code on the jacket 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE CAT IN THE HAT

      Random House. New York.,1957. FIRST EDITION. 1st issue, with price of 200/200 on the dustwrapper and boards not laminated. Large 8vo.(9.3 x 6.9 inches). Illustrated in full colour throughout. A Very good, clean and tight copy with some minor bumping to the spine ends. In a very good full colour dustwrapper, with one closed tear, without loss, to the top front panel and small and light stain to the bottom inch of the outer corners. Overall a very good copy of this classic. Housed in a blue cloth-covered solander box with a black morocco label, lettered in gilt, to the spine.:.

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        THE TOWN. Signed

      Random House, New York 1957 - First Trade Edition, First Issue. Neatly signed in blue fountain pen on the half title: "William Faulkner". 8vo. 371pp., "5/57" on the dustwrapper's front flap, the eighth line repeated in the tenth line on page 327. Publisher's red cloth with heathered gray endpapers, top edge stained gray, gilt lettering & gray rules to spine, gilt lettering & a single gray rule to the front board. A near fine or better copy in dustwrapper; a couple of tiny closed tear otherwise exceptional, bright & superior. Extremely nice collector's condition for this Snopes Trilogy novel. While signed limited editions abound, signed trade editions are very uncommon as Faulkner generally refused to sign them. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Cat in the Hat

      Random House, 1957 - as nearly perfect a copy as I’ve seen; binding so tight it appears never to have been opened: includes all points: dull finish instead of lamination on cloth, no mention of Beginner’s Book Series on back, "200/200" for price [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Superbly Inscribed copy by Ernest Hemingway of ?A Farewell to Arms? ? the finest Hemingway inscription we have ever seen!

      Book Signed ?For Kjeld Helweg-Larsen / with sincere good wishes / Ernest Hemingway ? on the dedication page following the title page. ?A Farewell to Arms? by Ernest Hemingway (New York: Charles Scribner?s Sons, 1957). Bound in London. 343p, 5.5? x 8.5?. ?Copyright 1929 by Charles Scribner?s Sons / Renewal Copyright © 1957 by Ernest Hemingway.? Gilt top edge of pages, leather over green cloth boards, spine in compartments with five raised bands and tooled in gilt, turkish marbled endpapers. Covers and spine slightly sunned. Else, in fine condition. Kjeld Helweg-Larsen is the author of books about the Caribbean and the West Indies such as ?Rogues and Raiders of the Caribbean and the South Sea,? ?Pieces Of Paradise: A Travel Book About The West Indies,? and ?Columbus Never Came.? Penned on the lower edge of the inscription page, probably by Helweg-Larsen: ?La Floridita. Habana 2-4-60.? La Floridita was Hemingway?s favorite bar in Havana.

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        Maschinengeschriebener Brief von Uwe Johnson an Herrn Dietrich Engel.

      1957. 1957 - 8°. 21,0 x 14,5 cm. unpaginierte Seiten, (signiert) In sehr gutem Zustand. Briefumschlag von Hand geöffnet, sonst, ebenso wie der Brief selbst, sehr gut erhalten. Der Brief (1 Seite) ist maschinengeschrieben (Vorderseite), ebenso der Umschlag, adressiert, frankiert und gestempelt (Güstrow vom 2.4. 1957). Der Brief schließt mit einer handschriftlichen kurzen Signatur Uwe Johnsons. Der Adressat Johnson verschickte den Brief unter dem c/o Hensan aus Rostock. Alice Hensan stellte eine Vertrauensadresse für Uwe Johnson dar und war eine Quartiergeberin und Freundin in Rostock (Quelle Jahrbücher der Uwe-Johnson-Gesellschaft). Der Inhalt des Briefes vom 2. April 1957 (also wohl vor seinen ersten Veröffentlichungen) offenbart hier schon die sprachlichen Feinheiten des deutschen Schriftstellers. Es ist eine witzige, ironische "Abrechnung" der Schulzeit mit dem Empfänger des Briefes Herrn Dietrich Engel, Lehrer an der Oberschule Jüterbog. Brief im zugehörigen Briefumschlag, ,

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        The Cat in the Hat

      New York: Random House, 1957., 1957. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Publisher's pictorial boards, wear to extremities, corners lightly bumped, in similar dustwrapper, with some nicks and tears, rubbed to spine. Internally clean and bright. A very good copy of a rare book.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House. (1957). Fourth printing. Very slightly cocked else fine in a crisp, very near fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears and some toning to the white spine lettering. Inscribed by the author on the front fly and dated in 1968. A recent study of Rand's cultural legacy concluded that no single work of the 20th Century had influenced more individual readers than this objectivist allegory. Additionally, Harper's Index reports that 12% of all Playboy Playmates since 1959 claimed either this or Rand's The Fountainhead as their favorite book -- our attempts to use this copy as bait have as yet been unsuccessful. A major title, seldom found inscribed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Le sorcier des familles. Almanach fatidique.

      à 'Abeille Qui Butine,, Paris 1957 - Paris à 'Abeille Qui Butine, (1957). 24,5x19 cm. Ca. 200 p. Avec 13 eaux-fortes, dont 8 en couleurs. En feuilles, sous chemise, et emboîtage. No. 271/475 exemplaires numérotés et monogrammés sur papier Alfama. - 2 pages tachées. Sprache: Französisch En feuilles, sous chemise, et emboîtage.

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        The Reefs of Taprobane: Underwater Adventures Around Ceylon

      New York: Harper & Brothers. (1957). First. First American edition. Spine slightly faded, else near fine without dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (Islands in the Sky): "To Ian and Elsa, with my very best wishes for your future happiness - and hoping that you'll be able to visit us here one day. Arthur, 13 March '59." Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist, who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy, and not a book one usually finds signed by Clarke. .

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        The Hunger & Other Stories ---by Charles Beaumont -a Signed Copy ( Miss Gentibelle; Vanishing American; Free Dirt; Black Country; The Crooked Man; Tears of the Madonna; Infernal Bouillabaisse; Nursery Rhyme; etc)

      N.Y.: Putnam's / Putnam, 1957, 1st Edition, 1st Printing -----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy with a bit of rubbing to the bottom edge of the boards, in an attractive Very Good dustjacket without the usual fading to the spine, short closed tears on the rear panel, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, a dandy collection and Beaumont's first book, signed by Beaumont on the front blank endpaper, scarce in hardcover, contents include: The Hunger; Miss Gentibelle; The Vanishing American; Free Dirt; Black Country; The Crooked Man; Tears of the Madonna; Infernal Bouillabaisse; Nursery Rhyme; A Point of Honor; Open House; The Train; The Dark Music; The Customers; Last Night the Rain; The Murderers; Fair Lady, ----Beaumont died in his 30's but blazed across the fantasy fiction sky, close friends with Richard Matheson, Rod Serling ( many of his stories were Twilight Zone episodes ), Jerry Sohl, William F Nolan, John Tomerlin and others he sped through his life leaving an indelible mark on the field, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Photo Cover.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Typed Contract signed between William Faulkner and Twentieth-Century Fox, assigning the motion picture rights to THE SOUND AND THE FURY

      Beverly Hills, Calif: Twentieth Century-Fox, March 22, 1957. 8-1/2 x 11 inches. 11 pages (contract) + one page of Notary's witness (Bertha L. Dannay, Notary Public, State of New York); with single rider on overslip on page 7, initialled by Faulkner. In all, 12 pages. Holes punched in the left margin. In original typed blue paper folder. Excellent condition . 27 years after the publication of Faulkner's daring, controversial, and experimental novel, Hollywood was clearly interested in adapting the now-famous writer's book to the screen. In this contract Faulkner agrees to assign the movie rights to Twentieth Century Fox for a period of 7 years. In 1959, Fox's version of The Sound and The Fury -- which can at best only be called a loose adaptation of Faulkner's text -- was released, starring Joanne Wooward as Quentin Compson, and Yul Brynner as Jason. Interestingly, the contract specifically mentions prior agreements ("of no further force or effect") between Faulkner and Columbia Pictures in 1955

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        Les Complaintes

      Societé Normande des Amis du Livre 1957 - Ouvrage in-folio en feuilles sous etui et emboitage. Lithographies originales en couleurs de Gabriel Dauchot tirées par René Guillard. Tirage limité à 130 exemplaires ,tous sur Rives ici no 66. Exemplaire dont on a rajouté 1 des 10 suites sur Chine et 1 des 20 sur Auvergne + menu dédicacé a Mr Zanzycki + la lithographie du menu signée. En trés bon état. Size: 38x28

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        The Reefs of Taprobane: Underwater Adventures Around Ceylon

      New York: Harper & Brothers. (1957). First. First American edition. Spine slightly faded, else near fine without dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (Islands in the Sky): "To Ian and Elsa, with my very best wishes for your future happiness - and hoping that you'll be able to visit us here one day. Arthur, 13 March '59." Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist, who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy, and not a book one usually finds signed by Clarke. .

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        The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris. Published by order of the Commissioners of Longitude, vols. 1822/24 – 1959 (1846 missing), London 1820 – 1957.

      London 1820 – 1957. - Offizielles Astronomisches Jahrbuch der internationalen Astronomie (International Astronomical Union) und der Geowissenschaften (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics). Wichtigster Inhalt des Almanachs sind präzise Vorausberechnungen aller größeren Körper des Sonnensystems. Zweck des Jahrbuchs war es ursprünglich, eine raschere Astronavigation auf See zu ermöglichen. Die Erstausgabe von „The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris" erfolgte für das Jahr 1767 in England, das amerikanische Pendant „The American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac" wurde erstmals für das Jahr 1855 herausgegeben. Die britische Ausgabe erschien unverändert bis 1959 und wurde dann in „The Astronomical Ephemeris" umbenannt. Von 1981 an erscheinen britische und amerikanische Ausgabe gemeinsam unter dem Titel „The Astronomical Almanac". en 130000 Die gesamte Reihe in sehr gutem, unversehrtem Zustand. Auch innen alle Bände sauber und fleckenfrei. Buchrücken mit kleinen Papierschildchen (diese wohl ablösbar). Titelseiten der neueren Jahrgänge mit kleinem Stempel der Sternwarte Bonn). In toto einzigartige Reihe dieses berühmten astronomischen Almanachs, wie sie sonst nirgends angeboten wird. Vor allem die frühen Jahrgänge sind extrem selten. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats. Angeboten wird hier eine nahezu komplette Reihe der britischen Ausgabe des „Nautical Almanac" von 1822/24 bis 1959 (lediglich Jg. 1846 fehlend, vol. 1846 missing). Blaue Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie (ab 1934) beige Halbleinenbände mit originaler Titelprägung auf Buchrücken und Vorderdeckel. Jeder Band mit ca. 500 Seiten (alte Jahrgänge im Umfang schmaler).

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        On the Road.

      NY. Viking. 1957. - First Edition. With title page date of 1957 and "Published in 1957 by the Viking Press, Inc. 625 Madison Avenue, New York 22" on the copyright page. With Copyright of 1955, 1957 by Jack Kerouac. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 57-9425. The true first edition in the first edition dustjacket printed in bands of blue and red on the rear panel. With a 22-line excerpt "From ON THE ROAD:" on the rear panel. Only 7,500 copies printed, including those issued with the additional white dustwrapper. (Ahearn APG) VG+/VG in finely woven black cloth stamped brightly in white on the front boards and the spine. A clean, tight copy in crisp, gleaming black boards with faint tape residues at the top and bottom edges of the front and rear boards where the dustjacket was secured in a Brodart. In a clean, crisp first issue dustjacket with the blue and red bands at the top and bottom of the rear panel. With "On the Road" "$3.95" at the top of the front inside flap. With Bill English's abstract rectangular drawings in blue, red, and black on the front panel and the spine.There are small chips at the top and bottom of the spine ends and black ink marks at the top and bottom of the rear inside flap and at the bottom of the front flap. Apparently, the dustjacket was wrapped in a Brodart protector which left some sticky residue at the bottom and top edges of the boards as well as some black residue to the edges of the endpapers. Perhaps a lending library book, noting the faint tape marks at the edges of the front and rear boards. With red topstaining which has a touch of fading here and there. Overall, a handsome, collectible copy of this scarce "Beat" classic. First Edition. With title page date of 1957 and "Published in 1957 by the Viking Press, Inc. 625 Madison Avenue, New York 22" on the copyright page. With Copyright of 1955, 1957 by Jack Kerouac. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 57-9425. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A CHOICE OF ENEMIES

      Andre Deutsch, London 1957 - Richler, Mordecai. A CHOICE OF ENEMIES. London, Andre Deutsch, 1955. First Edition. Publisher's dummy copy in pre-publication dustwrapper designed by Heather Sandring. Sewn book block in loose boards -the wrapper printed in beige 7 maroon later changed to red & false gold. Details. $2875.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'INGÉNIEUX HIDALGO DON QUICHOTTE DE LA MANCHE. Illustrations de Henry Lemarié. [4 volumes].

      1957 - Paris, Editions d'Art "Les Heures Claires", 1957-1960. Quatre volumes in-quarto (197 X 242) en feuilles sous chemise rempliée, chemise et étui décorés de l'éditeur. Tome I : 221 pages ; Tome II : 216 pages ; Tome III : 222 pages ; Tome IV : 228 pages, (4) ff. Petite tache dans un compartiment du dos de la chemise du tome III. BELLE ÉDITION composée de 92 ILLUSTRATIONS en couleurs gravées sur bois dont vignettes de titre, en-têtes, culs-de-lampe dans le texte. Chaque page est présentée dans un encadrement de chainette grenat. Tirage limité à 2 900 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 2 450 numérotés sur vélin de RIVES. « Les quelques 3 500 bois nécessaires à la parfaite reproduction des 92 miniatures de Henry Lemarié ont été gravés par Raymond Jacquet, Dominique Darr et Jean Taricco tandis que leur impression est due à Paul Massin et Roger Fontaine » (Achevé d'imprimer). Exemplaire en PARFAIT ÉTAT. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Original signed Hirschfeld drawing of Grammy Award winner Tennessee Ernie Ford with inscription to <I>?TV Guide?</I> photographer Bill Kahn

      [New York, N.Y.], n.d. Original pen-and-ink drawing of Tennessee Ernie Ford on 8.5? x 14.75? art board, signed ?Hirschfeld,? inscribed by the great caricaturist ?For Bill Kahn / who took the only / photo of me in which / I do not need a/haircut.? Affixed on verso is Kahn?s 7.75? x 9.75? black & white photograph of Hirschfeld, with paint brush in hand, looking at the drawing of Phil Silvers he has just finished for the August 17, 1957 cover of ?TV Guide.? Kahn has handwritten beneath the image ?My Photo For / TV Guide.? Kahn has also affixed his business card on verso, ?William Kahn, Inc. / Advertising / Photography.? Al Hirschfeld drew a total of 34 covers for ?TV Guide? from 1956-1998. Actor, television host, and country and western, pop, and gospel singer Tennessee Ernie Ford won the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Gospel Or Other Religious Recording. Hirschfeld?s daughter, Nina, was born in 1945, and the artist began including the name ?Nina? into his line drawings. It can be seen in this draw

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        Spanish Sketchbook with a Photographic Record of the Journey

      London: Museum Press Limited,, 1957. Quarto. Original cream boards, titles to front cover and spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Drawings by Annigoni and photographs by Sterling. Near fine, dust jacket lightly rubbed and nicked to edges. First edition, first impression. Limited to 250 numbered copies signed by Annigoni. Together with an autograph card signed by Annigoni laid inside the book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        40 dessins de Picasso en marge du Buffon.

      - Paris, Henri Jonquières 1957. 37,5 : 28,5 cm. 8 Bl. mit doppelblattgr. Widmungsblatt für Dora Maar, doppelblattgr. Textblatt u. 40 Tafeln. Orig.-Umschlag. Erste Ausgabe der Zeichnungen, die Picasso am Nachmittag des 24. Januar 1943 in ein von Martin Fabiani, Paris, verlegtes Exemplar des "Buffon" zeichnete. - Eines von 2000 Exemplaren auf vélin du Marais innerhalb der Gesamtauflage von 2226 Ex. - Klebeheftung lose u. Rücken oben u. unten mit kleinen Einrissen u. winzigen Fehlstellen, sonst schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1) Structure of turnip yellow mosaic virus. Offprint from Nature 179 (1957). (2) The structure of turnip yellow mosaic virus: X-ray diffraction studies. Offprint from Biochimica et biophysica acta 25 (1957).

      1957 - Klug, Aaron (1926- ); Franklin, Rosalind (1920-58); and John Finch. (1) Structure of turnip yellow mosaic virus. Offprint from Nature 179 (1957). [3]pp. 218 x 141 mm. Without wrappers as issued. (2) The structure of turnip yellow mosaic virus: X-ray diffraction studies. Offprint from Biochimica et biophysica acta 25 (1957). 242-252pp. Text illustrations. 244 x 168 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Together 2 items. Fine.First Editions, offprint issue. Rosalind Franklin, whose X-ray photographs of DNA were crucial to Watson and Crick's discovery of the molecule's double helix structure in 1953, began researching the molecular structure of selected plant viruses after moving from King's College to Birkbeck College in mid-1953. She was aided in this work by Aaron Klug, who would later win the 1982 Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing crystallographic electron microscopy and for elucidating the structure of biologically important nucleic acid-protein complexes. The two began investigating the structure of tobacco mosaic virus (TMV), making several important discoveries regarding the arrangement of the virus's protein subunits and RNA strand; later in their researches Klug and Franklin agreed to divide the work, with Franklin taking on TMV and other rod-shaped plant viruses, and Klug concentrating on spherical plant viruses such as turnip yellow mosaic virus (TYMV). Klug continued his virus researches after Franklin's death, first at Birkbeck and later at Cambridge University's MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, which he joined in 1962.The present papers report "the early stages of an X-ray diffraction study of crystals of turnip yellow mosaic virus (TYMV). This has shown that the virus particle has cubic symmetry, with a strong pseudo-symmetry higher than that of the cubic unit cell of the crystal, and has given an indication of what the actual arrangement of the protein sub-units might be" ("The structure of turnip yellow mosaic virus: X-ray diffraction studies," p. 242). Klug, Franklin and Finch briefly announced their findings in Nature (no. [1] above), following up with a longer paper published in Biochimica et biophysica acta (no. [2] above). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Alexandria Quartet, comprising] Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea

      Faber & Faber [through 1960], London 1957 - A superb set of the author's 4-volume literary landmark. Here offered: four First Impressions (no additional printings noted), all about Fine, uniformly bound in publisher's cloth, in correct illustrated dust jackets. 8vo: 253,[1]; 250; 320; 287,[1]pp. Justine (1957): rose-colored cloth, spine gilt, French blue title block. Near Fine, with dust-soiled edges, spine slightly faded, unobtrusive glue stain along two edges of lower paste-down; about Fine jacket, priced 15s, barely toned to spine panel, else quite fresh and bright. Balthazar (1958): French blue cloth, spine gilt, reddish-brown title block. Fine, tight and apparently unread, marred only by owner's signature and date to front paste-down; about Fine jacket, priced 15s, with two short closed tears along upper spine-panel folds. Mountolive (1958): yellow cloth, spine gilt, lavender title block. About Fine, tight and apparently unread, with owner's inscription on front fly leaf, dust-soiled top edge, two lightly bumped corners; Fine jacket, priced 16s. Clea (1960): persimmon cloth, spine gilt, green title block. Fine, square and tight with lightly dust-soiled top edge; better than Near Fine jacket (priced-clipped), lightly dust-soiled and rubbed to ends of spine-panel. Burgess 99. "The Alexandria Quartet is one of those works that seem to draw upon and sum up a multitude of works and writers and bodies of knowledge that have come before. Sources specific to Egypt include Constantine Cavafy's poetry and E. M. Forster's Alexandria: A History and a Guide. Other sources range from The Arabian Nights to accounts of the life of occult philosopher Paracelsus, from the obsessive erotic catalogues of the Marquis de Sade (who wrote his own Justine and who provides three of the volumes with epigraphs) to the thrillers of John Buchan. Freud is here (providing a psychological framework and yet another epigraph), as well as his student Georg Groddeck. Durrell also utilizes Einstein's theory of relativity, recounting the same events from multiple viewpoints within the first three volumes, then advancing the characters and situations through the fourth dimension, time, in the fourth and final volume. . . . Whatever the merits of the works his contemporaries were producing in the 1950s, most of those seemed cautious and provincial compared to Durrell's unabashedly romantic and experimental novels." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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