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        Berghäuerzug 1719. Leporello. Begleitheft mit Beschreibung des Frieses von Heinrich Winkelmann.

      Lünen, 1957, Erste Ausgabe.. ca. 15 Meter langes und 32cm hohes Leporello, 37x gefaltet, Begleitheft 12 S., 4°, in Pappschachtel, einwandfrei. Handkoloriert nach dem Original der Freiberger Bergakademie, wobei Kürzungen von einem Drittel der Länge des Frieses vorgenommen wurden, um Wiederholungen zu vermeiden. In kleinster Auflage und nicht im Buchhandel erschienen. Der Berghäuerzug mit seinen Darstellungen der zeitgenössischen bergmännischen Trachten des 18. Jahrhunderts wurde anlässlich der Hochzeit des Kurprinzen von Sachsen 1719 in Dresden veranstaltet

      [Bookseller: Antiquarische Verlagsbuchhandlung Steele]
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        THE MYSTIC MASSEUR

      Andre Deutsch , 1957. Andre Deutsch , 1957. First edition. A fine copy in a very near fine dustwrapper. Author's first novel.

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Alte Markt mit evangelischer Stadtkirche am Fronhof und Peter-Hahn-Denkmal (Klingenschmied-Denkmal).

      . Aquarell v. Augustin Kimheimer (?), dat. 1957, 32 x 23 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Le voilier dans la Forêt

      Louis Broder, Paris 1957 - In-8 carré, en feuilles, 7 bois gravés hors texte en couleur de Jean Arp, dont un sur la couverture. Tirage limité à 130 exemplaires. Celui-ci exemplaire de collaborateur non numéroté non signé mais enrichi d'une suite des 7 bois.

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

      New York: Random House, 1957. New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. A first printing copy of Dr. Seuss' famous Christmas story. Book Near Fine with light wear at the spine ends and a previous owner's address label on the front end paper, otherwise unmarked and very attractive. First issue dust jacket retains original price code of 250/250, has 14 titles on rear flap and advertises "The Cat in the Hat" at $2.00 on the rear panel. Jacket also Near Fine with the spine lightly faded and a little worn at the extremities and with a faint ring from a glass on the front panel. A much nicer example than typically encountered. & & Named one of the Top 100 Picture Books of all time by "School Library Journal," it';s the time-honored story of discovering the true joy of Christmas. Considered one of his best, Dr. Seuss wrote the book in 1957 and managed to complete in it in only a few weeks, with his wife acting as editor. The book would be adapted into a fondly remembered television special in 1966 and a feature film in 2000. "His peculiar and original genius in line and word is always the same, yet, so rich are the variations he plays on his themes, always fresh and amusing." (Contemporary New York Herald Tribune Review). Near Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Ephesian Story by Xenophon

      London, Golden Cockerel Press, 1957.. London, Golden Cockerel Press, 1957.. 8vo. Limited edition of 300 copies, this is number 27 of 75 special copies bound in full green morocco with gilt design to upper board, gilt lettering to spine and gilt top edge. With an extra suite of the plates. 6 illustrations including titlepage by Eric Fraser. Spine faded. Slipcase stained and faded. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown.. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books]
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        The King Ranch. Research Holland McCombs. Annotations Francis L. Fugate

      Kingsville, Texas: Printed for the King Ranch, 1957. Kingsville, Texas: Printed for the King Ranch, 1957. Small 4to. Map and Drawings by the Author. Typography by Carl Hertzog of El Paso, chapter titles by the author. [xii], [469]- 838, [4] pp. Original bound in a facsimile of the saddle blankets woven and used on the King Ranch cloth by Universal of San Antonio. Fine. Herd 1318; Jenkins "Basic Texas Books" 121, "The best account of the most famous ranch in the world. " Reese Six-Score 69 . "This book was designed, printed and bound in Texas by photo-offset process, plates and presswork by Guynes Printing Company. Binding by Universal of San Antonio." Basic Texas Books 121A: "This is the best account of the most famous ranch in the world." Campbell, My Favorite 101 Books about the Cattle Industry 56. CBC 2785 (plus 3 additional entries). Adams, Herd 1319. Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 16; Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Lea 65); Western High Spots, p. 79 ("A Range Man's Library"): "Belongs in any range man's library"; p. 102 ("The Texas Ranch Today"). Hinshaw & Lovelace, Lea 114. King, Women on the Cattle Trail and in the Roundup, p. 17: "This ranch history includes substantial information about Henrietta King." Lowman, Printer at the Pass 99n: "This book was originally planned as a 250-300 page private edition to be published on the occasion of the ranch centennial in 1953, but it grew steadily for the next four years.... The project grew from a modest private edition to a two-volume, 838-page trade book. The physical dimensions of the books itself, the 16-point Centaur type of the text, the ample page margins, and the expansive chapter head designs all suggest the vastness of the ranch. Typesetting was inspected page by page to insure that bad spacing and bad breaks were avoided. An original color technique was developed for color separation in the four, five, and seven-color illustrations.... The special edition was printed on all rag paper made especially for this book by the Curtis Paper Company. It is bound in heavy crush linen resembling the King Ranch saddle blanket with the running 'W' brand"; Printing Arts in Texas, p. 54: "Tom Lea's history of the King Ranch is one of the most important books ever to emerge from a Texas background. Its typographical achievement is equally distinguished." Reese, Six Score 69: "Perhaps the most exhaustive ranch history ever written, and a tremendous account of the cattle industry of south Texas." In 1885 Henrietta King inherited the debt-ridden ranch 500,000-acre ranch from her visionary but impractical husband. She ran the ranch until her death in 1925, developing important and early scientific techniques for beef production. The Santa Gertrudis breed, for which the King Ranch is now renowned, started under her direction. At her death, the ranch had grown to well over a million acres and she had cleared all debts, leaving an estate of over $5 million

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        Dictionnaire vietnamien, chinois, français

      Imprimerie d'Extrême-Orient [1957], Saigon - First edition, large, thick folio, pp. [10], 1606, [2], 40; title page and half title printed in red and black; contemporary three-quarter brown cloth over marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine, marbled endpapers; boards rather scuffed, hinges and joints reinforced; ownership inscription in Vietnamese on half title page; textblock about fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        "Dictionnaire vietnamien, chinois, français"

      Saigon: Imprimerie d'Extr?-Orient. Saigon: Imprimerie d'Extrême-Orient. [1957]. "First edition, large, thick folio, pp. [10], 1606, [2], 40; title page and half title printed in red and black; contemporary three-quarter brown cloth over marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine, marbled endpapers; boards rather scuffed, hinges and joints reinforced; ownership inscription in Vietnamese on half title page; textblock about fine. "

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        L'exil et le royaume.

      Gallimard 1957 - - Gallimard, Paris _1957, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edition en partie originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, le nôtre un des 5 hors commerce justifiés par l'éditeur, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, encadrement d'un filet doré sur les plats recouverts de galuchat rose, gardes et contreplats de papier rose, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, superbe reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Très bel exemplaire superbement établi dans une spectaculaire reliure en galuchat. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Trop c'est trop.

      Paris, Denoël, 1957. - In-8°, 269p. Edition originale numérotée 1/55 exemplaires sur Hollande van Gelder (deuxième papier après 21 exemplaires sur Japon). Exemplaire à grandes marges, absolument non rogné. En frontispice, un portrait de Cendrars par Bauquier. A l'état de neuf, non coupé. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        The King Ranch [Saddle Blanket Edition]

      Kingsville, Texas: Printed for the King Ranch, 1957. Kingsville, Texas: Printed for the King Ranch, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine+. First Edition, complete in two slipcased volumes, one of only 3000 copies, designed by Carl Hertzog and Tom Lea, printed on specially made all-rag paper watermarked with the Running W brand, bound by Universal of San Antonio. Tall, thick 8vo's: [10],467,[3]; [10],469-838,[4]pp, illustrated with numerous plates, vignettes, facsimiles of documents, and maps (many in color, printed with special inks) after drawings by Tom Lea. Original full coarsely woven linen stamped with the Running W brand (being a facsimile of the saddle blankets woven and used on the King Ranch), decorated end papers, speckled top and bottom edges, untrimmed fore-edges, linen slipcase with leather spine label gilt. Very Fine and apparently unread, both volumes and slipcase virtually pristine. Adams Herd 1318. Basic Texas Books 121. Reese Six-score 69. & ¶ The sought-after Saddle Blanket Edition (never intended for sale, but only as presentation copies) of Tom Lea's voluminous account of the most famous of Texas ranches. Jenkins notes that this is the "best account," while William Reese calls it "perhaps the most exhaustive ranch history ever written." Frank Goodwyn adds that "in addition to being an encyclopedic compendium of information on the ranch, the book is also a work of art." The King Ranch, located in south Texas between Corpus Christi and Brownsville, is one of the largest ranches in the world. (The world's largest is the 6,000,000-acre Anna Creek station in Australia, and the largest contiguous U.S. ranch is the Waggoner Ranch near Vernon, Texas.) The King Ranch comprises 825,000 acres and was founded in 1853 by Captain Richard King and Gideon K. Lewis. It comprises portions of six Texas counties, in four largely discontinuous sections called divisions. (Only the first two divisions border each other, and that border is relatively short.) The ranch was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Signed Photograph

      , 1957. 1957. unbound. Photograph signed "Lenny Bernstein" and inscribed to New York Philharmonic concert master John Corigliano. 8" x 10" black-and-white photograph of Bernstein wearing a suit and holding a cigarette while looking over a score. Inscription and signature clearly legible in pink ink on the lower right portion of the photo. Gentle creasing; very good condition. Inscription: "To Johnny Corigliano with affection & admiration, Lenny Bernstein, 1957.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The Alexandria Quartet

      Faber and Faber, London 1957 - THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET, Comprising JUSTINE, BALTHAZAR, MOUNTOLIVE and CLEA. London: Faber and Faber. 1957-1960. 4 volumes. JUSTINE, BALTHAZAR, MOUNTOLIVE and CLEA are all 1st UK editions. Condition: JUSTINE Very Good in Poor dust jacket. Dust jacket has been torn into three pieces, with back panel and spine missing. Other panels are severely damaged around the edges, but title, author and illustration are present; Red cloth cover w/white and gold lettering and decoration. Previous owner's name written at top edge of front endpaper; Facsimile dustacket is placed over the 1st state and the 1st state dustjacket is missing the entire back panel and the flaps are separated from the cover as noted above. BALTHAZAR is a fine copy in a very good price-clipped dust wrapper which has significant toning to the spine panel. MOUNTOLIVE is about fine in dust wrapper except for it has a namestamp / ink name on the front free endpaper. The jacket has light edgewear and is price-clipped. There is a neat bookseller's sticker on the rear pastedown. CLEA also has the name stamp / ink name on the fep, else fine in dust wrapper with small water stains to front panel with wear around all the edges and small tears at the folds of the jacket. Dust wrappers are price-clipped on BALTHAZAR and MOUNTOLIVE, but not on JUSTINE and CLEA. JUSTINE, BALTHAZAR, MOUNTOLIVE & CLEA are also sheathed in facsimile jackets over the original dustjackets (dustjackets are so noted). All volumes are first impressions. A decent set of this famous series. Extra shipping may be requested. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Collectors Books]
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        Deep Water (First Edition)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1957 New York: Harper and Brothers, 1957. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a bright, Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is bright, colorful, and complete, with several short closed tears and some faint staining at the rear panel to note. Basis for the 1981 French film directed by Michel Deville and starring Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Dandelion Wine

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1957 - Very good in a near fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Bradbury on the second free end paper. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Price clipped. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper, covers very slightly rubbed. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        La boîte à pêche

      Edition Jacques Vialetay, Paris, 1957. Grand In / 4 en feuillets couverture rempliée illustrée sous chemise et étui de couleur verte, illustrations hors - texte et bandeaux en noir de Gaston Barret, 307 p. Un des 130 exemplaires sur papier BFK de Rives, nominatif et signé de l?auteur & de l?illustrateur, comportant un état en noir des hors - texte, ainsi que 4 essais de lithographie en couleurs, papier japonais sur le dos de l?emboîtage. Superbe ouvrage pour bibliophile. La boîte à pêche nous fait entrer dans un monde secret, reservé à l?initié, un monde merveilleux, coloré, odorant, chaleureux. Maurice Genevoix avec son grand talent nous conte ses souvenirs, ses impressions prises sur le vif, de rêveries sur la pêche et les pêcheurs, et aussi la technique ardue de la pêche dont il fait une éblouissante démonstration. Chef - d?oeuvre de la littérature halieutique qui a nourri des milliers de vocations. relié Bon état

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        Terres de cendres *

      Jeune Poésie, Genève 12.1957. - Broché, couverture imprimée à rabats. Cet ouvrage en prose évoquant les paysages castillans s'ouvre sur un envoi de l'auteur au complice Henri Noverraz, dont il hanta les soirées, daté du début de l'an suivant. Même le tirage courant de cet ouvrage, trempé par la poésie et ses orages, semble avoir foutu le camp. c'est dire si l'édition de luxe est quasi introuvable ! Édition originale. Le dernier des 10 exemplaires de tête numéroté sur Gothique Vergé, avant 490 Primalfa.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Siedlung und Pfarrorganisation im alten Erzbistum Trier.

      Trier, Selbstverlag des Bistumsarchivs (nur Bd. 1 Bonn, Röhrscheid) 1957-1976.. 10 Bände (alles). Rote Kunststoff bzw. Leineneinbände mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung. Die ersten beiden Bände abweichend gebunden. Veröffentlichungen des Bistumsarchivs Trier, 6, 8, 10, 15, 16, 19, 21, 23 und 25. Band 1: Rheinisches Archiv 47.. Vollständige Reihe des unersetzten Werkes, wegen des langen Erscheinungszeitraums kaum komplett auffindbar. Bd. 1: Das Landkapitel Kaimt-Zell. Bd. 2: Die Landkapitel Piesport, Boppard und Ochtendung. Bd. 3: Das Landkapitel Kyllburg-Bitburg. Bd. 4: Das Landkapitel Wadrill. Bd. 5: Das Landkapitel Merzig. Bd. 6: Das Landkapitel Perl und die rechts der Mosel gelegenen Pfarreien des Landkapitels Remich. Das Burdekanat Trier. Bd. 7: Das Landkapitel Engers und das Klein-Archidiakonat Montabaur. Bd. 8: Das Landkapitel Mersch. Bd. 9: Die Landkapitel Remich und Luxemburg. Bd. 10: Zusammenfassung und Ergebnisse.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Chagall. Text in französisch.

      Paris (Maeght Editeur) 1957.. 177 S. mit zahlr. Abb. und insgesamt 15 Original-Lithographien von Marc Chagall. Brosch. mit OFarbumschlag (= OLithographie). (Kapitale mit minimalen Läsuren). * vermutlich die 2. Druckauflage im Jahr der EA in gleicher Ausstattung: unterhalb der Inhaltsangabe findet sich die folgende Angabe: D.I. 1957-2 - Imp. 2743 Edit. 2293. ''

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Wölfel]
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        "Leaping Sea Trout" depicting a fisherman reeling in a trout from a rowboat. Print

      n.p.: "Published in 1957 by Frost and Reed Limited, Bristol and London, England. Copyright in all Countries including U.S.A. n.p.: "Published in 1957 by Frost and Reed Limited, Bristol and London, England. Copyright in all Countries including U.S.A. (Printed in England)", 1957. One of 300 copies. 16-5/8 x 25 inches, sight. . Matted, framed, and glazed. Signed by the artist in pencil on the mount, "Ogden M. Pleissner". Bergh, p. 107 (no. 8)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Die Harmonie der Welt. Oper in fünf Aufzügen. Textbuch.

      B. Schott's Söhne Mainz 1957,. S. 72, bedruckter OKarton (dieser etwas lichtrandig, eine Ecke mit Knickspur), innen gut, Erstausgabe, von Hindemith handschriftlich signiert, datiert und einer mehrzeiligen Widmung (wohl für eine Mitarbeiterin) versehen. PH Autographen sind selten. Bandnummer:- Auflage:1. Gutes Exemplar. Handsigned by the author.

      [Bookseller: AS - Antiquariat Schröter]
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        Journal Of Asian Studies Volume 17 through Volume 55, a complete run of 189 issues, 1957-1996

      A.A.S.,, 1957-1996. Original. Softcover. Fair to fine. Includes 'Bibliography of Asian Studies' issued annually, for volumes 17 through 32, and the years 1973-1988 and 1991. All text has been checked and is in good clean condition but for volume 23 number 2 which has some ink notation to one article, the covers of the early years all have various degrees of age and handling wear, but no major damage, `the later years are 'as new'. Paperbound, 10 by 6.5 inches. This collection comprises 11 or so large boxes and will be shipped at cost via UPS Ground. Please email for details if needed.

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        Hommage a Werkman

      Fritz Eggert, Stuttgart, 1957/58. Fritz Eggert, Stuttgart, 1957/58. Oversized Hardcover in decorated paper-covered boards.. Very good condition.. Color Illustrations. Color illustrations, inserted booklets, facsimiles after Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman. Text in Dutch and German. Minor wear to tips. Spine slightly toned.

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        Concept Car

      1957. Watercolour and pastel on composition board. Signed "WMoore 9.13.57". 18 x 24 1/2 inches. Framed. 25 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches. Sporty, mid- 50's two-door concept car This handsome drawing embodies several attractive features of American car design of this era in a well- proportioned two-door hardtop. "In 1956, William Moore won the General Motors Fisher Body Craftsmen' Guild National Exhibition for his car design. In 1968, he accepted a position as Head of Design for Lear in Reno, Nevada. William Moore's art has been placed in...the Smithsonian and the Favell Museum of Art and Artifacts..." (The Museum of Automotive Art and Design website). The Museum of Automotive Art and Design website, artist biographies # 129

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        Theory and History

      New Haven: Yale University Press. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION in the rare original dust jacket of one of von Mises's greatest works. "In 1957, [Yale University Press] published Mises's last great work, the profound Theory and History, his philosophical masterpiece that explains the true relation between praxeology, or economic theory, and human history, and engages in a critique of Marxism, historicism, and various forms of scientism. Theory and History was, understandably, Mises's favorite next to Human Action" (Rothbard, The Essential Von Mises). New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957. Octavo, original blue cloth, original printed dust jacket. Small owner signature on front pastedown. Book fine, dust jacket with light toning to spine and small chip to top right corner. An outstanding copy; rare in the original dust jacket.

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        XXe Siecle 9 Nouvelle série - Juin 1957. Vrai et faux realisme dans l'art contemporain

      Paris: San Lazzaro, Editions XXe siecle, 1957. XXe siecle 9 Nouvelle série - Paris, Juin 1957. Vrai et faux realisme dans l'art contemporain. With two original lithographs by Chagall and Fautrier, and 4 pochoirs by Delaunay, Mondrain, Capogrossi, and Magnelli. The book is complete and in very good condition, the original lithograph by Fautrier is detached from the book, but in very good condition, all the prints are in very good condition no stains no discoloration. A rare edition in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        One box approx 400+ offprints Fertilization etc 1930s-1990s Robert H. Foote

      Various, 1930s-1990s. PAMPHLET. *Most have Robert H. Foote ownership stamp, and many have notations and highlighting. "Robert H. Foote, the Cornell University researcher .. pioneered the study of DNA synthesis in the testes, in-vitro fertilization, and other aspects of reproduction" L.A. Times Nov. 8, 2008. Included are offprints from (a few are inscribed): Anne McLaren, John H. Menkes, Arthur William Meyer, A. C. Menge, Harold T. Meryman, U. Merkle, P. Meschaks, Charles E. Metz, John McLeish, Beatrice Mintz, D. R. Melrose, and many many others. They range from single pages, to a hundred or so pages. Some of the titles are: Sex Differences in Cells (Mittwoch), Fertility Results With Frozen Semen Stored Up to One Year (Mixner and Wiggin, 1957), The Mammogenic Hormones of the Anterior Pituitary (Mixner and Turner, 1943), The Fate of Goat-Sheep Hybrid Embryos in Goats Treated Parenternally with Sheep Semen (McGovern, 1973) Most in good condition. We have several thousand offprints from the Robert H. Foote collection, and will be adding them as they are unearthed from the huge collections of offprints we acquired late last year. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Eloise in Paris

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. This is a highly collectible copy of the first Eloise book which has been signed by both the author, Kay Thompson; and the illustrator, Hilary Knight. There is a lovely inscription on an early page that is signed by Thompson. Knight has signed the the front endpaper. Some darkening to the jacket spine and bumping to the book corners, but overall a beautiful copy. A scarce book signed by both the author and the illustrator.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        The 8 million dollar girl Marlowe is going to be married to" - Superb original picture postcard written and sent by Chandler from Palms Springs to his publisher Hamish Hamilton in London

      Palm Springs: No Publisher 1957 - Superb original picture postcard written and sent by Chandler from Palms Springs to his publisher Hamish Hamilton in London. Postmarked Palm Springs: 24th December 1957. A "Giant Post Card" with "Greetings from Palm Springs" printed on the front over a picture of Palm Springs Plaza sent by Chandler to his publisher in London. In fine condition apart from some slight creasing and two punch holes, only affecting the letters "ut" in "but" and the first "l" in "alcoholic" in the second last line. This gem is as good as it gets: Address ("Hamish Hamilton, Esq., / 90(50?) Great Russell St., / London, W.C. 1, / England.") and text written entirely in Chandler's hand. The text reads as follows: "Dear Jamie: Here are so few of these oversized nonsenses that I may have sent you this one before. But don't kick me, I'm old and weak. Thanks for letter which I shall answer very soon. Went to a party last night at a home which is the ideal setting for the 8 million dollar girl Marlowe is going to be married to in my next after the one I am finishing up. They'll have a hell of a time squabbling. The party was elaborate but the same old thing. Elaborate catering and decorations, but the same loud empty alcoholic voices. Love to all. Ray." Note that "Jamie" is how friends called Hamish (Hamilton). At the time and as mentioned in the text, Chandler was putting the finishing touches on his novel Playback, which ends with Linda Loring ("the 8 million dollar girl" of The Long Good-Bye fame) calling Marlowe and asking him to marry her. This is the first time Chandler mentions marriage and the setting for the beginning of his last novel The Poodle Springs Story. This is the only time we have ever seen Marlowe's name in Chandler's handwriting. Also, we know of no other text of this length and content entirely in Chandler's hand. This item part of our Catalogue 9, which you can download at ygrbooks.ch. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dzienniki Gwiazdowe

      Warsaw: Iskry, 1957. Warsaw: Iskry,, 1957. Octavo. Original pictorial card wrappers. A few lines in light pencil to margins of text. Backstrip and front joint lightly creased, rear wrapper a little scuffed, contents toned, a couple of tiny chips to fore edge of initial leaf. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of the author's collection of short stories. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Drogiemu Koledze, Jerzemu Kwiatkowskemu, z prawdziwa, sympatia, Stanislaw Lem, Krakow, 30 III 57".

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        Lehrbuch der Orgelbaukunst. VI. Auflage. Wiederum neu bearbeitet von Paul Smets. 4 Bände cplt. in vier Bänden.

      Mainz: Rheingold Verlag 1957-1970.. Zusammen 659 Seiten und Tafeln. Orig. Leinwand mit orig. Schutzumschlag (etwas berieben und bestoßen, die Schutzumschläge mit kleinen Fehlstellen, sonst sehr gute und saubere Exemplare). Gr.-8°. fest gebunden. Mit dem Tafelband nicht gar so häufig. Die Bände 2, 3 und 4 in IV. und V. Auflage.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kristen (Inhaber Dr. Lorenz ]
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        A Choice of Enemies

      Andre Deutsch, London 1957 - First Edition; signed by the author on the title page; no other signatures, stamps or markings whatsoever; hinges are tight; no foxing; d.j. is like new; red cloth; lettering in gilt is bright; author's third novel; not price-clipped. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reeve and Clarke Fine Books]
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        The Cat in the Hat

      New York: Random House, 1957.. New York: Random House, 1957., 1957. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Publisher's pictorial boards, wear to extremities, corners lightly bumped, in bright dustwrapper frayed to extremities, rubbed with some creases and a couple of closed tears. With no inscriptions and, improtantly, no price clipping, retaing the $2 price (as 200/200). Still a very good copy of a rare book.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE CAT IN THE HAT

      New York: Random House, 1957. New York: Random House. 1957. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Good- in boards. Boards are partially detached. Staining. Edgewear to boards. Boards are not laminate indicating early printing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 61 pages .

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        Last Tales

      London: Putnam, 1957. London: Putnam,, 1957. Octavo. Original black cloth, gilt titles to spine, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. A few light marks to boards, spine ends slightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped. An excellent copy in lightly rubbed jacket with slightly worn spine ends. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "Violet Trefusis from Isak Dinesen. Karen Blixen. Paris. Nov 1957." The English writer and socialite Violet Trefusis is chiefly remembered for her lesbian affair with the poet Vita Sackville-West. Dinesen met Trefusis in Paris and visited her splendid villa.

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        VARIORUM EDITION OF THE POEMS OF W. B. YEATS. Limited Edition

      New York: Macmillan, 1957. New York:: Macmillan,, 1957. First Edition. Near Fine . SIGNED BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS. LIMITED EDITION OF 850 COPIES. THIS IS No. 307. A Near Fine hardback Stated First Edition First Printing with minimal sun spine, scuff ffep. In the original slipcase with mild wear, soil, and sun. The colophon sheet was signed by Yeats prior to his death in 1939 and kept by his long term publisher Macmillan, for this variorum edition. 8vo. xxxv, 884 pp.

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        Der gestiefelte Kater.

      (1957).. Farbige Lithographien. Blattgrösse: 28,4 x 45,5 cm.. Blatt beidseitig bedruckt.

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        "Kino-Erlebnisse". Eigenh. Manuskript (Fragment).

      O. O. u. D., [Januar 1957].. 1 S. Gr.-4to.. "Ich kann mich noch jeder Theatervorstellung meines Lebens erinnern, während auch den besten Filmen etwas Zweidimensionales anhaftet, das sie im Gedächtnis verblassen macht wie alte Daguerrotype. Liegt das daran, daß wir nicht mitgespielt haben, wie das Publikum im Theater es doch irgendwie tut? Ist es der leichtverderbliche Konservencharakter des Films, der die Erinnerung an ihn so schnell zerfallen läßt? Oft bin ich, das weiß ich, im Kino erschüttert oder amüsiert gewesen, doch erinnern kann ich mich nur noch an die Schauspieler, nicht an ihre Szenen, weil jene wiederkehrten, diese aber nicht [...]". - Etwas angestaubt und mit kleinen Randläsuren sowie redaktionellen Anstreichungen in blauem Farbstift.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Tous ceux qui tombent.

      Paris, Editions de Minuit, 1957.. Small-8°. 77 pp. Reliure originale (Broche). Couverture creme imprimee en bleu et noir. Edition originale. Exemplaire No.16 sur pur fil Marais / First edition. No.16 of 70 numbered copies on pur fil marais of this important play from the period of Beckett's major work for theatre. A fine copy in publisher's printed wrappers..

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        Dictionnaire Vietnamien Chinois Français

      Imprimerie d'extrême Orient 1957 - Très grand livre de 1606 pages plus un table de classification , livre en partie souligné et annoté .La reliure est complète et réparable . REf livre 749-b boîte B-99 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michel Guay]
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        Arbres et Voiles

      Paris, au vent d'Arles, 1957.. Paris, au vent d'Arles, 1957., 1957. En feuilles sous chemise toilée écrue, illustrée, à rabats.. 45/31 cm, 6 ff.n.c., 11 pl., 2 ff.n.c., 10 pl.. Un des 40 ex. sur vélin d'Arches comprenant une eau-forte originale en couleurs signée, 10 planches ( 7 en couleurs, 3 en noir), et une suite des planches en noir. Préface d'André Verdet. La gravure originale a été réalisée par Robert Dutrou sur les presses à bras de l'atelier Crommelynck. La couverture, de toile écrue, est illustrée d'un dessin en couleurs crée spécialement par l'Artiste pour cette édition. Le présent ouvrage alterne les arbres du midi chers à Pignon et les voiles, les titres sont les suivants : Le vieil arbre - Ostende - Paysage jaune - La Minque. Ostende - Les collines de Vallauris - Le cheval blanc - Le renflouement - L'olivier du père Brun - Automne à Bandol - La jetée de Sanary. Édouard Pignon naît à Bully-les-Mines en 1905, dans le Pas de Calais. Il s’installe à Paris en 1926. Sa rencontre avec Picasso en 1936 est décisive pour sa peinture qu’il conçoit comme une « quête de la réalité ». Il se consacre exclusivement à la peinture dès 1938. Il fait désormais partie de la « Jeune peinture Française ». Un séjour à Collioure en 1945 est à l’origine de la série des catalanes, il nouera là une profonde amitié avec le peintre Willy Mucha. Dans ses recherches il privilégie désormais le mouvement. Il travaille en 1952 chez Picasso à Vallauris et développe d’autres séries, comme les oliviers, puis les battages et pousseurs de blé après de longs séjours en Italie. Le mouvement incessant de la vie il le traque ensuite vers 1962 dans les séries dramatiques des batailles et des seigneurs de la guerre. Il travaille aussi pour le théâtre, pour Vilar et le TNP. Sa rétrospective au Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris en 1966 se termine sur la nouvelle série des plongeurs qu’il a réalisée à Sanary. Pignon nous fait percevoir la puissance de la vie. Il poursuivra sans cesse ces recherches et si les séries des Nus, des Bleus de la mer et des Dames du soleil semblent apaisées, rien n’est immobile, il traque alors l’exaltation du mouvement au repos. Ouvrage en très bel état.

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