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        Hawk in The Rain

      London, Faber and Faber,, 1957. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full royal blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, twin raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, burgundy plain endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        On The Road

      New York: Viking Press, 1957. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); black cloth boards, lettered in white on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 310pp. Red top-stain. Very slight lean to the text block and two faint splash-stains to the top edge; top-stain slightly faded toward fore-edge; erasure marks to front endpaper; still a tight, clean copy in the original, unclipped and unrestored dustwrapper, rubbed on spine and extremities and with several old tape repairs to verso; slight erosion at crown of spine, and a 1" closed tear at upper edge of front panel near gutter. Far from pristine, but overall a presentable, solidly Very Good copy of the author's most enduring work, one of the great classics of post-War American literature and a cornerstone work of the Beat movement. Basis for a recent Walter Salles adaptation for the big screen.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Le fils *

      Presses de la Cité, Paris (1957). - Relié, jaquette illustrée couleur de Jacquelin. Menus défauts. Cette confession d'un lourd secret d'adolescence par un père à son fils, se trouve enrichie d'un aveu autographe signé de l'auteur à un destinataire non identifié, notre exemplaire portant en fin de volume le service de presse poinçonné des Lilas. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale, après 100 exemplaires de luxe.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Town

      New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 450 numbered copies signed by the author. Octavo (21cm); tan cloth, with titles and rule stamped in gilt on spine; red topstain; 371pp. A fine, unworn copy, lacking the original acetate jacket (though a mylar jacket has been supplied for protection).

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Meditations in an Emergency

      NY: Grove Press, (1957). First edition of O'Hara's second and, arguably, best-known book. One of 75 copies, signed by O'Hara. Presentation copy, inscribed by O'Hara on front endpaper to Morris Golde: "For Morris, from one islander to another." The reference is to Fire Island, where Golde had a summer beach house, and where O'Hara composed "For James Dean," after learning of Dean's death in 1955. In an ironic twist of fate, it was at this same location where, in 1966, O'Hara was struck by a dune buggy and killed. A fine copy in green cloth, the spine of which is far less toned than is usually encountered, housed in publisher's slipcase, which shows light wear and toning.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Lord of the Flies

      Faber and Faber Ltd. London. 1957 Fourth impression of first edition of 1954. With sticker SIGNED by Golding to title page. DW. Identical in appearance to first edition. Sl. lean to book, spine sl. faded with sl. signs of wear to head and tail, pages sl. age browned. VG in wrapper that is worn and internally stained, chipped at head and tail of spine and corners with short tears at head of spine along joints and has small hole to top corner of upper panel and with small tear in centre of spine but still appears whole and quite bright.

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        By Love Possessed

      New York: Harcourt, Brace 1957 - Hardbound: cloth & dustjacket. Later printing (copyright page code is E.9.57). A quite good unmarked copy in unclipped dustjacket, which however is in poor condition (see scan). But it has protected the original cloth from fading. This copy is SIGNED on the front free endpaper by the stars of the 1961 film version, Lana Turner, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., and Jason Robards, as well as by director John Sturges. It comes from the library of the late Edward L. Galligan (author of "The Comic Vision in Literature" among other books) whose Ph.D. topic was the novels of Cozzens. Accompanying the book are his extensive notes arguing against Dwight Macdonald's influential 1958 attack on Cozzens, a letter from a fellow academic about Macdonald, & an offprint of an article on Cozzens from "The American Scholar". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Celery City Books]
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        The Hawk In The Rain ( with rare POETRY SOCIETY Wraparound Band )

      Faber 1957 - A first UK printing of the author's first book published by Faber in 1957.The BOOK is in near FINE condition with slight dustiness to the upper text-block and a few spots to the front end- paper.Pages and boards are clean with the binding tight.The WRAPPER is price-clipped and has a few minor nicks and mild rubbing at the corners.The spine is slightly browned and there is the slightest hint of browning to part of the upper front wrapper.The very scarce ' choice of the POETRY BOOK SOCIETY ' wraparound band is present .The band is complete and browned to the spine .The wrapper and band look very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.A lovely collectible copy of the scarce author's first work especially with such attributes. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vers l'Islam *

      P. Bricage, Paris 1.1.1957. - En feuilles sous double emboîtage 30 x 24, étui plein papier simili bois, chemise demi parchemin accordée, titre doré. En parfait état Ce journal de bord tenu en Afrique du Nord comprend une moitié de compositions figurant des poissons, animal que l'artiste taillera en sculptures dans des pierres colorées. Une lettre d'icelui, à l'en-tête de son atelier parisien et à la date de 1952, évoque la raison de ce cadeau offert à un amateur alsacien. En 15 lignes dactylographiées, signée main, cette missive donne quelques précisions sur le livre et souligne sa santé chancelante. Comme il l'indique encore, il semble bien que le destinataire, contrairement à ce qu'imaginait l'auteur, en ait bien reçu deux exemplaire, le nôtre ne comportant pas la dédicace annoncée. Édition originale. L'un des 250 exemplaires (normalement) numérotés sur vélin pur fil du Marais.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France

      London: 1957. First edition of this great work by one of the giants in the field of oenophilia. Quarto, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Laid in are notes wine collector's notes and a 1980 Chateau Margaux label. In "The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France" Andre L. Simon brings the story of the great wines of France- from grape to glass. He described the various species of grapes, the vineyards of each district, the quality of wines they produce, specific methods of wine making, outstanding characteristics of each wine, and its historical background.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        STAR BORN

      Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company,. [1957]. cloth.. Some offsetting to endpapers, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with a. touch of rubbing to spine ends and lower front corner. (#135581). First edition. Sequel to THE STARS ARE OURS! See Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-117.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        From Russia with Love

      Jonathan Cape, London 1957 - HARDBACK - A book that shows as a fine example . The boards are very clean with un faded lettering to the spine and motif to the front board. Internally the pages are in fine condition and free of any previous owner names or inscriptions. The dust wrapper is in near fine condition. Correctly priced at to the front flap. The spine of the dust wrapper is un faded, with none of the heavy browning that normally blights this title. There is a small chip to the spine tip and light chipping to the front and rear flap folds. There is a small mark to the rear panel, but overall, a very bright and clean wrapper that is free of any restoration. A very attractive example, and one of the more difficult Ian Fleming titles to find in a near fine, collectable condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Le Bardo Thodol - Livre des Morts Tibétain

      - Editions Les Exemplaires, Paris, 1957. Petit in-folio oblong en feuilles, 12 gravures en couleur sur cuivre de F. Springer, 162 p. Très beaux cuivres avec fort relief. Ensemble en excellent état.Tirage à 99 exemplaires sur Rives. Monod 990.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        Bardo thodol; livre des morts tibetain. Introduction de Rene? de Solier. Douze gravures en couleurs de Ferdinand Springer.

      - Très beaux cuivres avecfort relief de Ferdinand SPRINGER AUTEUR: La traduction franc?aise du texte du Bardo thodol due a? Madame LaFuente. TITRE:Bardo thodol; livre des morts tibetain. Introduction de Rene? de Solier. Douze gravures en couleurs de Ferdinand Springer. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Paris, Les Exemplaires, 1957. un des 99 exemplaire numérotés le notre N29 Paraphé et nominatif pour Madame Georges TEMPLIER. COLLATION:153, [1] p FORMAT: In -4 de 34 x 23 cm RELIURE: En feuilles sous Couverture originale illustrée ( imprimée par Louis DUVAL ).Double emboitage. ILLUSTRATIONS:12 gravures en couleur sur cuivre de F. Springer. Gravures tirées parLACOURIERE & FRELAUT. ETAT: Exemplaire en parfait état frais et propre, 3 accidents sur l' étui del'emboitage ( voir photo) POIDS: 1400 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gribaudo Vandamme]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1957]. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with a hint of rubbing to spine ends.. A beautiful copy. (#141027). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-507. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 363-68. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 266.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Door Into Summer (First Edition)

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1957. First Edition. First Edition. & & Near Fine in a strong Very Good plus dust jacket. A bit of foxing to the endpapers and page edges. Jacket spine lightly faded, light foxing to the flaps, with some rubbing along the bottom front hinge fold.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Three Hundred Masterpieces of Chinese Painting in the Palace Museum

      Taiching, Taiwan: National Palace Museum and National Central Museum,, 1957. Selected and Compiled by an Editorial Committee of the Joint Board of Directors of the National Palace Museum and the National Central Museum, Taichung, Taiwan. 6 volumes folio (440 × 315 mm). Bound Chinese-style, silk cord-tied golden brown brocade covered wraps, mounted silk title-panel with title in calligraphic style to the upper panels, silk paper liners, the volumes housed three each in two blue cloth folding portfolio- cases with bone toggle closures, paper labels to the upper panel. This set retaining the original corrugated card tray mailing-cases with paper labels to the lids, containing the original tissue wrapping. 300 plates, either collotype or tipped in colour plates, tissue-guards captioned in English and Mandarin. Mailing cases a little worn, cloth portfolios just a touch dusty and with very minor insect damage to the lining paper, the separate volumes in excellent state, a very good set indeed. First edition, limited to just 1500 sets. Publication was announced in Taiwan Today in August 1959; "Six folios of famous Chinese classical painting, printed by silk screen process on hand-made Japanese paper, have just been published by the Joint Board of Directors of the National Palace Museum and the National Central Museum of the Republic of China … the handsomely bound volumes contain the reproduction of paintings, many of them in exquisite colour, systematically selected from the old masters through a period of 1,100 years, beginning with Yen Li-pen (active 650 A.D.) down to Wang Yuan-ch'i (1642-1715 A.D.) The Joint Board was formed in 1949, when more than 3,800 crates of Chinese art treasures belonging to the National Palace Museum of Peiping and the National Central Museum of Nanking were moved to Taiwan with the government. The thousands of pieces in the collections were classified and catalogued, and properly stored in a warehouse adjoining a cave dug into the hill near Wu-feng, in central Taiwan. Since 1957, a display room was built with the assistance of the Asis Foundation, and the treasures were partly open to the public, the items on display being changed at regular intervals … However, the most significant achievement of the Joint Board so far is undoubtedly their successful completion of this publishing project, which may rank with the International Exhibition of Chinese Art held in London in 1935 as a major event in Chinese art history". An excellently preserved set of this superbly produced, uncommon, and highly desirable work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mischief in Patagonia

      London: University Press 1957, 1st Edition. () 192pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Octavo in original blue cloth and price clipped dust jacket with plates from photos and two illustrations (maps). Pages browned on the edges as usual. Narrative of an expedition in a converted Bristol Channel pilot cutter to Chile, from Falmouth, England to climb the Patagonia ice-cap from the Pacific to the Argentine lakes. Eric Shipton's copy with his signature and dated 1958 on the front free endpaper..

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        ANATOMY OF CRITICISM. Four Essays. Signed

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957 Frye, Northrop. ANATOMY OF CRITICISM. Four Essays. Signed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957. First Edition of Northrop Frye's second book, establishing his reputation as literary critic, hailed by Harold Bloom, who credits Northrop Frye as his nearest precursor, "Anatomy establishes Frye as "the foremost living student of Western literature", briefly Inscribed by Northrop Frye on the title-page. "For...With Best Wishes, Northrop Frye". 8vo. 383 pp. A fine copy in green cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh neatly price-clipped dustwrapper with fade at the spine and edges. 'One of the most important works of literary theory published in the twentieth century'.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House 1957 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Printing" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with light wear to the spine and edges. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $6.95 printed price present with the 10/57 code on bottom flap of the dustjacket that are important points in identifying this First Issue dustjacket. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with an acetate cover to protect the dustjacket. We buy Ayn Rand First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias

      Northampton, MA: Apiary Press, 1957. Quarto. (24)pp. One of thirty-five copies, warmly inscribed by the illustrator, Mary Alice Taylor, in pencil on the colophon page. Translated by Stephen Spender and J. L. Gili. This is the sixth book issued by the Apiary Press. This scarce item was printed by Taylor, who studied under Leonard Baskin at Smith College, and the book is illustrated with seven wood engravings by her, including a frontispiece portrait in color. Her expressive illustrations capture the glory and tragedy of a bullfighter slain in the ring. Some offsetting from the frontispiece to the title-page, slight toning to spine and top margin of covers, else about fine in blue-gray wrappers over stiff pasteboard.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Reefer Boy -----a Shocking Novel of Teen-Age Dope Addicts ( AKA: The GOLDEN SPIKE )

      London: Pedigree Books, 1957, 1st UK Paperback Edition, 1st Printing ---------slightly larger than a normal paperback, about 4.75 x 7 inches, a solid Very Good copy, a bit of light wear and rubbing, a wee bit of age toning to paper, very nice copy of what I consider the rarest drug related paperback, nice JD cover, preceded by a hardcover edition which in relation to this edition looks common, released in the USA as THE GOLDEN SPIKE by Ballantine Books, some light rubbing to the rear white panel, faint stress lines on the spine, overall a pretty nice copy, nice juvie / juvenile delinquent cover art of teenagers smoking in an alley at night, by the author of Duke and Tomboy, Ellson was best known for his juvie novels, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Las Fuentes del Romancero General

      Madrid, Real Academia Espaola, 1957. 13 volumes; first edition. Notas e ndices por A. Rodrguez Moino y M. Damonte. I. Flor de varios romances nuevos y canciones, Pedro de Moncayo, Huesca, 1589; II. Flor de varios romances nuevos? Pedro de Moncayo, Barcelona, 1591. III. Flor de varios romances? P. Moncayo y Felipe Mey. 4. Flores, Pedro de. Ramillete de flores; 4.-6. parte de Flor de romances. This set is number 124 0f 600. Stock#46074. Vg / soft cover.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        The Lord of The Rings - 3 vols (complete)

      George Allen & Unwin, London 1957 - 3 vols complete with folding maps - some spots on the binding [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Von Meyenfeldt, Slaats & Sons]
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        The Cat in the Hat

      Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1957 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Single signature binding. Unglazed boards. Jacket price at the front flap 200/200. Illustrated boards. Rare. {ref: Younger and Hirsch 7, Zielinski}. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, bumped with repaired tears at the spine, light spots at the rear board, light marks at the rear endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover,

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        My Gun Is Quick (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: United Artists, 1957. Original pressbook for the 1957 film noir, based on the 1950 novel by Mickey Spillane. & & The last of the four adaptations of Spillane's Mike Hammer stories made by the Poverty Row studio Parklane Pictures (and distributed by United Artists) between 1954 and 1957. Originally slated to have been directed by Robert Aldrich. Considered by fans to be the most to-the-letter adaptation of a Hammer novel, with a jazzy, percussive score by Martin Skiles.& & 11 pages, saddle stitched, 11 x 17 inches. File coppy, with tiny hole punches along the bottom margin. Near Fine with some light soiling and the tiniest bit of starting to the center of the hinge fold. Moderate horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Wrappers are bright and interiors illustrations of sensationalist "B" movie posters are clean and sharp. & & Lyons, p. 120-121. Spicer (2010), p. 415. Weldon (1983), p. 495.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Doktor Zhivago [Language: Russian]

      Milan : Feltrinelli, [1957], 1957. 1st Edition. The first trade edition in the light green printed boards. Description: 567p. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Russian literature -- Novel -- Russian revolution -- Fiction. Language: Russian. The first trade edition in the light green printed boards. Description: 567p. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Russian literature -- Novel -- Russian revolution -- Fiction. Language: Russian.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        History of the Second World War. The War against Japan [Complete set]

      HMSO, 1957-1969]. 5 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates, illustrations, daigrams and maps (a number folding and several coloured in outline); cloth, gilt backs, covers mildly age-marked and worn else a good, sound set. Published in the official series HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. The set comprises: Vol. I: The Loss of Singapore (1957); Vol. II: India's Most Dangerous Hour (1958); Vol. III: The Decisive Battles (1961); Vol. IV: The Reconquest of Burma (1965); Vol. V: The Surrender of Japan (1969). By far the most comprehensive and detailed account; appendices contain Allied and Japanese OOB, details of supply arrangements, casualty statistics. Complete sets are extremely scarce in any condition. Enser, p.232; Graham & Cole A1-5. . Catalogs: military: ww2.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Atlas Shrugged: Signed First Edition

      Random House, New York, 1957. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition (stated). Not to be confused with the limited edition released 10 years later, with the same cover design. Includes original George Salter jacket. Inscribed, signed, and dated without attribution on clipped paper affixed to half-title page (-Cordially- 10/9/67 Ayn Rand). A nice early signature, apparently taken from another Rand title, probably a later paperback, based on print appearing on the adhered side. A better-than-average copy: Book itself near fine save some loss of black from title panel of cover. Jacket very good: unsophisticated, edges rubbed with minimal loss, 1/2 inch internal tear along front edge of spine (repaired on reverse by previous owner with clear tape). 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 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.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories

      NY: Noonday (1957). 1st ed., 1957. Translated by Saul Bellow et al. 8vo. 205 pp. This is a fine book in a price-intact DJ with a very small chip bottom of rear panel and a tiny chip and small tear crown of the spine else very good plus. Singer's scarcest book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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      1957 & 1959. Letter. Fine. A 6-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "Charles Ol--" by the poet Charles Olson to fellow poet Edward Marshall on 6 sheets of 3-3/4" x 5-1/2" BLACK MOUNTAIN REVIEW stationery, @185 words, dated 13 February 1957 with a brief AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD, also to Marshall by Olson, SIGNED with a drawing of a face and postmarked 3 February 1959. In the letter Olson talks about having a bad month and his upcoming schedule of readings and lectures on "The Special View of Auden." Olson then asks specific favors of Marshall including "to take me off the hook if you possess copy of Tug-of-War (as you mush have heard by now, the young dogs here took the mss. from me--at my invitation--but didn't bring it back, or have yet sent it) BECOZ 3 I propose to have Black Mt. College publish it." In the postcard, with a Gloucester return address, Olson exclaims friendship along with an enigmatic statement apparently about George Washington's birthday with an expletive.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        On the Road

      Viking Press, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good. Viking Press, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing. Stated Published in 1957 by the Viking Press with no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards with white lettering. Red top stain. Book Condition: Very Good, book is tight and square, clean pages, tight spine, previous owner's note at the front endpaper, light stains at the spine and rear board. In a fine facsimile jacket wrapped in a removable mylar cover for presentation.

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        Etchings And Dry Points Catalogue Raisonne By Harold J.L. Wright

      London: P & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. royal blue cloth. Teg. Fine./No Dust Jacket. Flint, Sir William Russell. 114 pages. 28 x 20 cm. Limited edition, copy 32 of 135 signed by William Russell Flint, with an original signed dry point frontispiece signed by Flint. Signed presentation copy by Wright on free front endpaper dated 29/8/1958. Sixty-six pictorial entries with detailed descriptive text, Notes by the Artist for each entry. Index. Bookplate, interior contents immaculate, hint of sunning to spine and back cover at head.

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        Domestic Manners of the Americans [Association copy Signed by Sadleir]

      London: Routledge, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing thus, of this report on American manners, the first edition with an introduction by famed bibliographer and man of letters Michael Sadleir (some pushing at the spine ends, tiny rubs at spine ends and board corners, foxing to the closed page block's edge, offsetting to the free endpapers), in a Very Good dust jacket (showing foxing and with an irregular leading edge to the front flap -- presumably a production flaw and a closed diagonal tear to the rear panel near the spine head and repaired by a piece of tape to the jacket's verso), SIGNED BY MICHAEL SADLEIR on the half-title and THERE PRESENTED TO HIS VALUED ASSISTANT MARTHA SMITH as follows: "for Martha Smith from / (on behalf of Frances Trollope) / Michael Sadleir." Anthony Trollope's father was a lawyer whose law practice suffered from the elder Trollope's habit of yelling at his Clients. Ultimately, the father took up farming, at which he also was a miserable failure. In 1827, Frances moved to America, living first in Fanny Wright's utopian community in Tennessee and, when that community failed, removing to Cincinnati, a frontier town at the time, to open a general store. As Frances Trollope had no experience in that line of work, the store was a miserable failure as well, adding to the family's financial stress. However, after her return to England, the indomitable Mrs. Trollope, having observed the cultural peculiarities of the Americans first-hand, wrote "Domestic Manners of the Americans" (1832), in which she presented a caustic view of the Americans, presenting them as uneducated and lacking in proper manners, and in which she described America's appalling middle-class egalitarianism. Acerbic and witty, the book was an instant sensation in England and brought her from the brink of financial ruin to prosperity and fame. Of course, the book was not well received in America and of it Mark Twain said "Mrs. Trollope was so handsomely cursed and reviled by this nation [for] telling the truth... she was painting a state of things which did not change at once. ... I remember it." Frances Trollope went on to further literary success and fame by authoring numerous well-received novels. Without doubt her experiences shaped her the careers of her two most literary sons, Thomas Adolphus Trollope, and the more famous Anthony Trollope. A Very Good copy, WITH A WONDERFUL PRESENTATION FROM MICHAEL SADLEIR TO MARTHA SMITH.

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        THE WONDERFUL O. Inscribed

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957 From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. Thurber, James. THE WONDERFUL O. Inscribed. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1957. First Edition, illustrated throughout by Marc Simont. 8vo., 173pp. Half yellow cloth & embossed blue paper-covered boards. Inscribed freely in pencil in his nearly-blind handwriting on the front free endpaper to his close friends Morris and Margaret Ernst: "Happy Yule to Morris and Margaret / Jim and Helen". (Helen is Thurber's second wife). A fine copy. Quarter cloth over decorated blue boards in a near fine dustwrapper showing light use with a few small stains & very minor loss at the spine heel. A very nice example. James Grover Thurber [1894 - 1961]. American author, cartoonist & celebrated wit best known for his cartoons & short stories, published mainly in The New Yorker then collected in his numerous books. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations & eccentricities of ordinary people. An annual award, the Thurber Prize, begun in 1997, honors outstanding examples of American humor.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      New York. 6 December 1957. New York. 6 December 1957.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25.5 x 19 cm (9.85 x 7.5 inches). Small stray ink mark in upper left corner of image (see below), otherwise fine. A vintage portrait of the singer, from the decade of her Broadway ascendance. This print bears Van Vechten's blindstamp, and on the verso his ink studio stamp. The subject, date and negative number are also written on the verso in ink, in Van Vechten's hand. A stray pen mark, in the same ink as Van Vechten's annotations, appears in the upper left corner of the image. There is a print of another negative from the same sitting in the LC Van Vechten photo archive. KELLNER G582.

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        Atlas Shrugged: Signed First Edition

      Random House, New York, 1957. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition (stated). Not to be confused with the limited edition released 10 years later, with the same cover design. Includes original George Salter jacket. Inscribed, signed, and dated without attribution on clipped paper affixed to half-title page (-Cordially- 10/9/67 Ayn Rand). A nice early signature, apparently taken from another Rand title, probably a later paperback, based on print appearing on the adhered side. A better-than-average copy: Book itself near fine save some loss of black from title panel of cover. Jacket very good: unsophisticated, edges rubbed with minimal loss, 1/2 inch internal tear along front edge of spine (repaired on reverse by previous owner with clear tape). 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 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.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1957]. cloth.. Review copy with publisher's review slip laid in. Jack Chalker's. ownership stamp on front free endpaper. Upper spine end gently. bumped, a fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with faded. spine panel (endemic to this jacket), tiny chip to lower edge of the. front panel, and touch of shelf wear along upper edge of rear panel.. The hardbound issue of this book is very scarce and this copy is in. well above average condition. (#136722). First edition. Signed inscription by Stubbs to SF fan and author Jack Chalker: "Best wishes & appreciation / to Jack Chalker / from / 'Hal Clement' / (Harry C. Stubbs)." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-48.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        ORIGINAL, SIGNED, CARTOON STRIP Featuring Charlie Dobbs, From the Cartoon Strip "Abbie An' Slats"

      Unknown: Original Art Work for United Feature Syndicate, Inc., 1957. Four frames featuring Charlie Dobbs in the comic strip "Abbie an' Slats. Frame one "You (gasp) mean Glenda and Charlie aren't married?" "Keerect, Pal. I suspected that maybe you and Miss Glandula were tryin' to pull a fast one!" The pencil sketching is just visible outside the ink lines. Raebuen Van Buren was inducted into the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame in 1979. Measures approx. 6-1/2" tall by 21 inches wide, on hardstock, in a protective mylar sleeve. The attached image shows only a portion of the complete strip.. Original Cartoon Strip. Ephemera. Cartoon Strip.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
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        The Mystic Masseur

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1957. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear to the crown. Basis for the eponymous film, with the screenplay written by Caryl Phillips. The New York Review of Books wrote in regards to Naipaul's work that "[n]o one else around today…seems able to employ prose fiction so deeply as the very voice of exile;" and "Naipaul's writing is clean and beautiful, and he has a great eye for nuance," wrote The Atlantic Monthly. "His sheer abundance of talent, there can hardly be a writer alive who surpasses [him]" (The New York Times).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Ephesian Story

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1957. 61pp, [1], original full morocco, smooth spine, title in gilt to spine, Greek figure to upper and lower covers, t.e.g. Spine very slightly faded, internally bright and clean. Limited edition of seventy-five copies, this being number three, with a cloth slipcase and a cloth portfolio of six extra plates (one not included in the book). Cock-A-Hoop 207. First Thus. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Fraser, Eric. 8vo. Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Façade and other Poems 1920-1935. With an Introductory Essay by Jack Lindsay. [Second Impression]. PAUL SCOFIELD'S COPY WITH LETTER INVITING PARTICIPATION


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        Cahiers du Cinéma, revue mensuelle de cinéma. Nn° 76 à 159, novembre 1957 - octobre 1964 (84 numéros)

      Paris: Editions de l'Etoile, 1957. Revue. Très bon. broché. Grand In-8. Paris, Editions de l'Etoile, 1957-1964. 84 numéros en 83 volumes (le numéro spécial "cinéma américain" est double) de 26 x 17,5 cm, 64 à 80 pp. chaque (272 pp. pour le cinéma américain, 110 pp. pour le numéro spécial "Nouvelle Vague", etc.), illustrations en noir, brochés, couvertures jaunes imprimées et illustrées (sauf pour les numéros spéciaux et de Noël ainsi que pour le n° 100 dont la couverture est une composition originale de Jean Cocteau). Rare réunion sans lacune de cette importante revue de cinéma, dont les auteurs sont alors en train d'inventer la Nouvelle Vague en passant derrière la caméra : le terme est inventé en octobre 1957 par Françoise Giroud et notre collection commence en novembre 1957. Si la revue illustre volontiers ses couvertures d'images des films de ses auteurs, elle ne les critique pratiquement jamais et se concentre sur ses amours premières : les cinémas américain et japonais. Complet des numéros spéciaux "Jean Renoir" (n° 78, Noël 1957), "Bertolt Brecht" (n° 114, décembre 1960), "Télévision" (n° 118, avril 1961), "La critique" (n°126, décembre 1961), "Situation du cinéma italien" (n° 131, mai 1962), "Nouvelle Vague" (n° 138, décembre 1962), "Cinéma américain" (n° 150-151, décembre 1963 - janvier 1964). Très bel état. (Prévoir des frais de port pour 15 kg).

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        Raising Demons [Author's copy; Signed Presentation to Dedicatee's Wife]

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, Inc., 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy (mildly askew, spine lightly sunned, spine ends pushed, mild soil to the rear board, light spotting to the topstain), in a Very Good + dust jacket (light sunning to spine, rather light edge wear, a small amount of ink to the front panel opposite to, and caused by the Dedicatee's inscription ), INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SHIRLEY JACKSON TO THE DEDICATEE'S WIFE, AND FURTHER INSCRIBED BY THE DEDICATEE, LOUIS SCHER, ALSO TO HIS WIFE. Jackson's inscription reads: "For Lola U. Scher - / With all best wishes - / Shirley Jackson". Louis Scher's inscription reads: "Dear Lola, / I hope you enjoy / this. / Louis". Shirley Jackson's second family memoir (following "Life Among the Savages" - 1953). A prepublication copy inscribed and provided by Shirley Jackson to the Dedicatee's wife at the Dedicatee's request, thus a Fine Association Copy inscribed both by the Author and by the Dedicatee, and owned by the Dedicatee's wife. A Very Good AUTHOR'S COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SHIRLEY JACKSON TO THE DEDICATEE'S WIFE, AND FURTHER INSCRIBED BY THE DEDICATEE TO HIS WIFE. A RARE INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY.

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        The Town

      New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Signed limited edition of the author's second book of the acclaimed Snopes trilogy. Number 68 of four hundred and fifty copies. Original cloth. Fine in the fine acetate dust jacket without wear. The Town follows the fictional Snopes family of Mississippi. It is the second of the "Snopes" trilogy, following The Hamlet (1940) and completed by The Mansion (1959).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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