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        On The Road

      New York: Viking, 1957. First Edition, Third Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Has tears, some closed. 21 x 14.5 cm. (4), 310 pages.

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        Gabo. Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings. With introductory essays by Herbert Read and Leslie Martin.

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1957 - Quarto. Original black and white cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. Original stereoscopic glasses inserted in rear pastedown. Spine bumped, edges very lightly toned, dust jacket rubbed and torn to edges with a larger chip to head of front panel, text underlined throughout with pencil and red crayon. Illustrated throughout with over 100 plates, 16 in colour and 10 in colour 3D. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper, "For Francine & Clive [Cleve] Gray, in friendship, N. Gabo, Jan 6th 1962." The first comprehensive review of Gabo's work including the original Russian text and English translation of the "Realist Manifesto" of which the main principles of constructivism was explained. Francine du Plessix Gray was a writer and literary critic, Cleve Gray was an artist and writer, and contributed "Naum Gabo Talks About Constructivism", to the magazine Art in America, November—December 1966, pp. 48—55.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Le dernier homme.

      Gallimard 1957 - - Gallimard, Paris _1957, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, le nôtre un des 5 hors commerce lettrés et portant la lettre A, exemplaire réservé à Maurice Blanchot, seuls grands papiers. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Maurice Blanchot. Quelques tirages de têtes. & Les Introuvables (ou presque) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        From Russia With Love

      Cape, UK 1957 - 1st Edition 1957. Book is near fine and very bright. A hint of pushing to spine tips/corners. Textblock bright and clean. No inscriptions. A very nice fresh and bright book. More images can be atken upon request. Ref [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        From Russia, with Love

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1957. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and gun design to front cover in silver and red. With the dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket minutely nicked to a couple of corners, very lightly rubbed to white back panel, light crease to front flap, price clipped copy, otherwise a very bright copy. First edition, first impression. The fifth James Bond title and one of the toughest in collector's condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Makalu : A Team Triumphant

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. First English edition, translated from the French. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards with a clear silver snowflake design on the front, very minor rubbing to spine ends and no bumping to corners. The vertical page edges are very lightly foxed. Unclipped dust jacket. The upper one cm of the jacket has been exposed above the book and thus lightly creased, dusty and rubbed at corners. The end papers hold photographs of each of the eleven team members. The story of the successful ascent of Makalu in the Himalayas, the fifth highest summit in the world, by a French team in 1955. The book is written by the expedition leader Jean Franco and it follows their preparation on reconnaisance the year before. Part of the expedition's claims to success lies in the fact that all team members reached the summit, which was attained on three successive days. A very scarce book. 256pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (+)/Good (+). 8 x 5.5 inches.

      [Bookseller: Godley Books]
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        THE HUNGER AND OTHER STORIES

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1957 Signed by Beaumont on the front free endpaper. Collects 17 stories. Tymm: Horror Literature, 4-12. Bound in original dark gray cloth. Toning to the text block edges, else near fine in very good plus dust jacket. A very attractive copy.. Signed. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        THE TOWN

      Random House (c1957), New York - First edition, 1/450 copies signed by the author. 8vo. 371 pp. The second volume in Faulkner's Snopes trilogy. Very good. Original tan cloth, publisher's acetate dust jacket (two small closed tears at top of spine). (#4320) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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        The Hawk in the Rain

      Faber, 1957. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author on a laid-in white card. A few tiny spots on the rear endpaper, a few even tinier spots to the front text block, and a couple of small marks on the blue boards, else a Very Fine copy, with no foxing to the pages. The distinctive yellow dustwrapper with blue-and-red lettering and red rules is also in excellent condition, not price-clipped, with just three very small spots at the upper left corner and an almost imperceptibly darkened spine. An exceptionally nice copy of the author's first book of poems, with his signature as well.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        To Save a World

      Signed drawing. Ink on board. Image measures 16 x 10". This image confronts the present with a future where science and technology have put Earth in peril. A large crowd of protesters gathered around a pontificating politician holds signs that read "Bring Down the Sats" and "Shake Off the Yoke of Science," presumably referring to the Space Race with the Soviet Union and the accompanying build-up of the American satellite program in the mid-1950s. Above the speaker, a fantastical break in the stormy skies shows a futuristic vision of Earth under attack by satellites, a fear put into the minds of Americans ever since the launch of Sputnik in 1957. A man in the immediate foreground, perhaps the drawing's protagonist, looks back from the speaker and off the page at an unseen but potentially even more alarming sight. The drawing is in good condition with overall toning. Some wear to lower right corner. Artist's notations in pen and pencil on verso.Paul Orban (1896-1974) was a Hungarian-born artist who got his start as a staff illustrator for the Chicago Sunday Tribune. After moving to New York, he found his calling in pulp magazines and illustrated novels and produced drawings for a wide range of popular print media. Orban is best known for his work in the science-fiction genre, and particularly with regards to space, which in the period of his career in the 1950s, was a salient topic in reality and fantasy alike. Late in life, he redirected his talents toward educational filmstrips and books, harnessing the emotional quality of his work to help children. This original drawing dates from the height of his career and exemplifies the Cold War anxieties of the Space Race.

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        The Prisoner in the Mask Dedication from author to Thomas Sopwith - ''Sopwith Camel''

      Hutchinson, 1957. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Description& & The Prisoner in the Mask - Dennis Wheatley& & Hutchinson, 1957 First Edition& & Sir Thomas Sopwith ''Sopwith Camel''& & A signed dedication from the author to Thomas Sopwith.& & "For T.O.M. Sopwith , with best wishes from Dennis Wheatley"& & The book and dustjacket are in very good+ condition.

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        Mystery Stories

      Boardman, 1957. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. UK First edition. Not price clipped. Slight creasing to top and lower front of dustwrapper, small tear to fold and a few spots of minor rubbing on spine otherwise near Very Good. Book itself is likewise Very Good except for usual slight browning to page edges.

      [Bookseller: Anulios Books]
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        Pnin (Signed)

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1957. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good +. 8vo. 191 pp. An early novel by the Russian master. First American edition. A good to very good copy in black boards with bright yellow and red printing to spine. Vertical scratch to front board. One small ink marking to front endpaper. Printed notation on title page. Otherwise a handsome example. The price-intact dustwrapper shows light staining mostly at spine. General light soil and a small chip at top of spine. Overall a pleasing good example. This copy has been SIGNED by the author, dated in 1957 and with a mysterious three digit number printed in his hand (326) below his signature. A book seldom found signed.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        The Case of the Daring Decoy (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1957. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to his niece on the front endpaper: "To 'Nordie' / with all the best from your Uncle Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / Sept 1957." Near Fine in a Very Good or better jacket, with tiny chips and several short closed tears at the extremities, and a small splash at the top rear panel. An attractive copy. Perry Mason.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Group of vintage books from the series LITERATURNYIE PAMIATNIKI ("Literary Monuments")

      Moscow: Akademiya Nauk, 1957-1980 Text in Russian. Hardcovers. List of the books: Aksakov, S. ISTORIYA MOEGO ZNAKOMSTVA S GOGOLEM. 1960. Grigor'ev, A. VOSPOMINANIYA. 1980. IL'YA MUROMETS. 1958. Lermontov, M. GEROY NASHEGO VREMENI. 1962. Dust jacket. Odoevskiy, V. RUSSKIYE NOCHI. 1975. PANCHATANTRA. 1958. POLIARNAYA ZVEZDA Izd. A. Bestuzhevym i K. Ryleevym. 1960. POVEST' O SKANDERBEGE. 1957. Pushkin, A. KAPITANSKAYA DOCHKA. 1964. Dust jacket. Tiutchev, F. LIRIKA. 2 vols. 1966. Tolstoy, L. KAZAKI. 1963. Dust jacket. Tolstoy, L. VOSKRESENIYE. 1964. Turgenev, A. KHRONIKA RUSSKOGO. DNEVNIKI. 1964. Dust jacket. Scarce. Please see the pictures. For more images please visit our website.. HB.

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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings listed. Cloth binding with gold lettering. Book Condition: Very Good, light spots on the boards, clean pages. Light shelf wear, small light stain at the head of the first twenty pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Jacket priced at $6.95 and dated 10/57 at the front flap. Author's photo at the rear panel, shelf wear at the edges, rubbing at the folds. Short tears, chipping at the jacket spine.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Original manuscript handwritten by Martin Luther King for his first book, ìStride Toward Freedomî ñ Over 90 words including ìsome unions, governed by the racist ethos, have contributed to the degraded economic status of the NegroesÃ?î

      Important Autograph Manuscript in dark pencil, unsigned, 1p, 8.5î x 11î. [Montgomery, Alabama, 1957/1958]. Expertly and unnoticeably conserved with fortifying silking on verso. Fine condition. In full, ìCertainly the labor movement has already made significant moves in this direction. Virtually every national or international union has clear policies of nondiscrimination and the national leaders of AFL-CIO have proclaimed sincerely the ultimate objective of eliminating racial bias not only from the American labor movement but also from American society as a whole. But in spite of this, it must be admitted that some unions, governed by the racist ethos, have contributed to the degraded economic status of the Negroes. Negros [sic] have.î Dr. King has handwritten at the top edge in red pencil ì(insert p. X1-15 in place of second first paragraph in X1-175) and in the upper left corner îinsert / #2îî A late draft of part of Chapter XI of Dr. Kingís first book, ìStride Toward Freedom,î published on September 17, 1958. Except for one edit (ìstand,î replaced ìit must be admitted thatî), what is written here is exactly as it was published on page 204 in the chapter ìWhere Do We Go From Here?,î ironically the title of his last book, published in 1967. The words immediately preceding what Dr. King handwrote in the manuscript here offered: ìThe organized labor movement, which has contributed so much to the economic security and well-being of millions, must concentrate its powerful forces on bringing economic emancipation to white and Negro by organizing them together in social equality.î The complete sentence after what Dr. King has written here: ìNegroes have been barred from membership in certain unionsÃ?î

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        YAD VASHEM STUDIES on the European Jewish Catastrophe and Resistance. Volumes 1-24. Jerusalem 1957-1994

      Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1957. Twenty Four Volumes, 1957-1994. All first editions. Plus 2 volumes indexes, Indexes to Vols l - Vl,; Cumulative Index of Vols i - XX (1957-1990). Volumes 1-4 are wrappers, rest are hardbound, vols V - X in beige cloth with yellow patterned paper covered boards (vols V, VII - X with dust jackets); vols XI - XXIV in olive green cloth. Bookplates on pastedown of Vols 1 - XIII. All very good to fine, clean, tight, unmarked. . 1st. Hard. Very Good Plus/Very Good. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings listed. Cloth binding with gold lettering. Book Condition: Very Good, light spots on the boards, clean pages. Light shelf wear, small light stain at the head of the first twenty pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Jacket priced at $6.95 and dated 10/57 at the front flap. Author's photo at the rear panel, shelf wear at the edges, rubbing at the folds. Short tears, chipping at the jacket spine.

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        The Naked Sun (First Edition, review copy with signed promotional photograph)

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1957. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY with laid-in slip and SIGNED promotional photograph. Near Fine and unread in an about Near Fine dust jacket. The red topstain is a deep red, cloth bright and clean. Jacket extremities lightly rubbed, a hint of foxing, a brief splash where the topstain has bled, and two small, very faint dampstains. A superior copy of this Asimov high spot, the second novel in his Robot series.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE RAPTURE OF THE RIVER: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SOUTH AFRICAN FISHERMAN. By S.A. Hey.

      A.A. Balkema. Cape Town. - 1957 1st edition. 4to. Pp258. B/w photographs, text illustrations. Blue leatherette. Very good in rather used dust-wrapper. End-paper inscription. * Part autobiography and part detailed account of South African waters. The author based a good deal of his text on reports he had written for the South African government. He "seems to have compiled these reports by conscientiously fishing every stream, river and dam in South Africa". Much also on the author's pioneering work introducing trout to previously untouched South African waters. "If you only ever collect one book, let it be Rapture Of The River. There will never be another that sums up the soul of South African fly fishing as brilliantly." (Paul Curtis in Fishing The Margins, 2005). * Other copies seen state the limitation to have been only 200 copies and are signed by the author. This copy is not signed or numbered, but is nevertheless a very nice copy of an exceedingly rare book. Laid in this copy is a note from a previous owner, Martin Coyne, lending it to a friend,".treat it with the same care that you reserve for your favourite mistress." The front free end-paper has a short inscription (not by the author) to Mr Coyne, and a tape-mark. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd]
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        LAS FUENTES DEL ROMANCERO GENERAL DE 1600. FLOR DE VARIOS ROMANCES NUEVOS Y CANCIONES.

      Real Academia Española., Madrid. 1957 - 13 Vols. Ed. Notas e índices por A. Rodríguez Moñino y M. Damonte. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper and Brothers. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Kennedy's third and finest book, the winner of the Pulitzer prize for biography in 1957. Kennedy wrote the book during his freshman term in the Senate in 1954 and 1955 while recovering from back surgery. Kennedy identifies eight acts of political bravery and integrity by American Senators, including John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, and Sam Houston. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket with only a little fading to spine (much less than usual) and some soiling to front panel. An exceptional copy of a first edition that is notoriously difficult to find in collectible condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        On The Road

      The Viking Press 1957 - Fine in a very good dust jacket. First edition with no mention of later printings on the copyright page. Jacket has original price of $3.95 printed on front flap; very good with some shipping and rubbing along edges and at corners; back cover shows some darkening. Book fine. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Guns of Navarone

      Collins, London, 1957., 1957. Wartime Allied commando thriller. FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo, pp. 318. Fine in near fine dust-wrapper, bright and clean, unclipped with minor edgewear. This copy signed by MacLean to the title page. Signed copies of this, possibly his most well known title, are scarce, expecially in this attractive condition. Basis for the epic 1961 action movie starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn. The future 007 series producer Cubby Broccoli believed 'The Guns of Navarone' film adaptation effectively "captured the spirit of the movies he wanted to be making" -James Bond The Legacy (2002), p.24.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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."

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        ROOM AT THE TOP

      London: EYRE & SPOTTISWOODE, 1957 SIGNED Copy.Green boards with gilt lettering to spine, 256pp. The author's first book whose principal character Joe Lampton established Braine as "Head Boy" in the school of "Angry young men." VG/VG (Book- signed by John Braine in blue biro to foot of title page, scarce yellow wrap arround band with C P Snow and Walter Allen reviews present. 10mm tear to top rear panel near spine fold, light shelf soiling to white of rear panel and to extremities of rear flap fold, negligable rubbing. Light foxing showing through from reverse of jacket Now in a proprietary protective wrapper). No other faults to book or jacket, the later is non price clipped- cover 15s net and there is no other name or inscription in the book.[ televised story ] PLS See our images.

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        The Hawk in the Rain

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1957. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in yellow. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, cloth very lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with tanned spine panel and a few nicks. First edition, first impression of the author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LA CHAPELLE SAINT PIERRE: Villefranche sur Mer

      Rocher, Monaco, 1957. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. Signed by Author. Dust Jacket a trifle faded. Ltd to 775 copies. Text in French. Near Fine/Near Fine. Text is in French. Quantity Available: 1. Category: art; French Language; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 12413. .

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        When We Were Here Together (Special Signed Painted Edition)

      New York: New Directions, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/none. 9 x 9 1/2" tall. One of the author's special "painted" books. This is number 37 of a limited edition of 75 copies prepared and painted by the author. With minor wear to endpapers, else an exceptionally fine copy. Bold swirls of yellow, black, red and yellow paint adorn the front and back panels. Even the spine and the colophon page are decorated as well. A spectacular example with a cover painting that is truly arresting.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        The Sound and the Fury (Original screenplay, with post-production script)

      Los Angeles, CA: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957. Final Draft script for the 1959 film, based on the 1929 novel by William Faulkner. Also included is a post-production Continuity and Dialogue script.& & Final Draft Script: blue studio wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 174 and production No. 710, dated February 27, 1957. Distribution page present with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Ravetch and Frank Jr., as well a credit for novelist Faulkner. 152 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, with light yapping, moderate foxing and creasing, and a few short closed tears, bound with three gold brads.& & Continuity and Dialogue script: dated 1959 in Roman numerals on the third page, in self wrappers, 183 leaves, mimeograph, bound with two gold brads. Very Good plus, with several corner creases and tiny closed tears, and slight toning and two bruises to the rear wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Tous ceux qui tombent

      Paris, Editions de Minuit, 1957.: First Edition; French; French Literature; Irish Literature; Limited Edition; Rare Books; Samuel Beckett; Vorzugsausgabe. Small-8°.. Reliure originale (Broché). Couverture crème imprimée en bleu et noir. Édition 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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        El Fantasma.

      Buenos Aires: Sociedad de Bibliofilos Argentinos, (1957).. 66 pp. 4to. Loose quires in printed wrappers within blue paper-covered board portfolio and with original blue slip case. First edition. Illus. with 4 lithographs and 2 in text drawings. Colombo Fine Printing 270. Colombo: L'art du livre 265. Frontis lithograph signed by the illustrator. No. 6 of 92 numbered copies (of a run of 100) printed on Charter Eggshell paper by Francisco A. Colombo. Ral Veroni (1913-1992), Argentine artist and printer, illustrated a large number of books, especially works of poetry. Jorge Roberto Payr (1867-1928) was an Argentine writer and journalist who wrote this story, The Ghost, under a pseudonym, Pago Chico. A fine copy in original glassine covered wrappers in a fine portfolio, in lightly rubbed slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Tiber Books]
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        Atlas Shrugged: Signed First Edition

      Random House, New York, 1957. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by author. First edition. Not to be confused with the limited edition released 10 years later, with the same cover design. Includes original George Salter jacket with $6.95 price. Ayn Rand signature on thicker paper stock (without inscription) mounted on title page. Boards faintly rubbed, with the usual minor loss of black from the spine panel - gilt titles still strong. Jacket corners rubbed with minor loss from spine head & foot, light crease on rear jacket panel edge. 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.

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        Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft., Bände I(1945-53) bis XLIII(2003).

      Klostermann, Frankfurt 1957-2003. - ca. die Hälfte der Bände am Rücken stark verblaßt, die frühen Bände teils etwas fleckig und bestoßen, ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 50000

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte]
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        A Cage For Lovers

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition stated of this uncommon later novel by the author of Angels on Toast and The Locusts Have No King. A tight near fine copy in very good price intact dustwrapper. Some inevitable fade to spine. Nicer than most copies we have seen.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Hurrah For Anything (Signed Painted Edition)

      Highlands: Jonathan Williams Jargon, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. One of the author's special "painted" books. Number 34 of 100 copies prepared and painted by the author. A remarkably fine copy, painted on all sides (front, spine and rear panels) as well as painted colophon page and facing rear endpaper. This copy comes from the library of Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin with his small ownership sticker afixed to rear inside pastedown. Boards painted in a stark abstract style. A real beauty.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Volume II, The New World, signed by Churchill

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1957. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Here is an absolutely beautiful British first edition, second printing of Volume II of Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, signed by Churchill on the ffep "Winston S. Churchill" in blue ink. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples was Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was written just before the Second World War, but it was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. The British first edition was published in four volumes between 1956 and 1958 and is regarded as one of the most beautiful first editions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking illustrated dust jackets. This second printing of Volume II was printed four months after the first printing, to which it is nearly identical. While the British first edition was beautiful, the books and dust jackets often did not age well. They commonly suffer from significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting. Even collector grade first editions typically show some modest signs of age or use. This signed copy is a stunning exception - truly fine in a near-fine dust jacket. The red cloth binding is bright, clean, tight, and square with vivid spine gilt, sharp corners, and no visible wear. The contents are crisp, bright, and clean. The red-stained top edge retains strong, unfaded color and extremely clean page edges. There is absolutely no spotting. The unclipped dust jacket is crisp, bright, and clean, with no losses, tears, or fading. The only two flaws are a slight staining to the spine where tape residue from an old dj protector has bled through from the back of the jacket and slight soiling at the upper edge of the rear face. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(II).b, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Cat In The Hat

      Random House New York 1957. First Edition Near fine in illustrated paper covered boards without any lamination with only hints of rubbing to the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. An octavo measuring 9" by 6 1/2". In a very good, unclipped, fist issue dust jacket with the 200/200 price on the front flap with no mention of the "Beginner Books" series on the rear panel, but with a two inch closed tear at the fold between the spine area and the front panel and light rubbing and creasing at the ends of the spine area and at the fore corners of the front panel at the fold. 61 pages of text illustrated throughout by the author. An extremely clean, fresh and tight copy with no names, dates, writing or marks of any kind within the pages or on the end sheets. Our code number = TB26292

      [Bookseller: Crossroad Books]
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        ON THE ROAD

      Viking 1957 DJ shows wear with inexpert tape repair on the inside. Slight dampstaining to same DJ area with possible repair work to bottom of spine. Spine slightly cocked; First state DJ, which is not price clipped, with $3.95 price showing. DJ rear has red and blue bands and excerpt from text. 1957 date to title page and to copyright page ("published in 1957 by the Viking Press, Inc. " ) One of the most significant cultural landmarks of the last half-century. ; 8vo; 310 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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        WARSZAWA DRZEWORYTY TAD. DWORZANSKIEGO

      - Typ: teka graficzna; Haslo: Warszawa-teki/Zelazowa Wola/Jan III Sobieski/Fryderyk Chopin/Mikolaj Kopernik/Adam Mickiewicz; Przyn. adm.: wojewodztwo mazowieckie (warszawskie)/powiat Sochaczew wojewodztwo mazowieckie (skierniewickie) gmina Sochaczew; Sygnatura: Ryciny sygnowane na plycie: monogram wiazany: "TD" oraz pod kompozycja olowkiem tytul ryciny oraz "T. Dworzanski".; Technika: Drzeworyty dwubarwne na kartonie; Format: ok. 290x450; tablice ok. 355x498.; Datowanie: 1957 (?).; Wydawca: Bez miejsca i roku wydania oraz wydawcy.; Inf o autorze: T. Dobrzanski (7.08.1911 Zabrze-Konczyce - 16.01.1991 Warszawa) przedwojenny oficer zawodowy, podczas pobytu w oflagu w ramach szkolenia zawodowego ukonczyl pelny program studiow odpowiadajacy ASP i trzyletni Kurs Grafiki Uzytkowej, po wojnie rzeczoznawca artystyczny w Pracowniach Sztuk Plasztycznych.; Uwagi: Teka zawiera 14 tablic oraz okladke teki w drzeworycie dwubarwnym. Teka kompletna (?). Tablice: 1) "Warszawa. Dom partii", 2) "Warszawa. Palac Wilanowski", 3) "Warszawa. Pomnik Sobieskiego", 4) "Warszawa. Pomnik Kopernika", 5) "Zelazowa Wola - miejsce urodzenia Chopina", 6) "Warszawa. Most Poniatowskiego", 7) "Warszawa. Centralny Dom Towarowy", 8) "Warszawa. Plac Konstytucji", 9) "Warszawa. Pomnik Mickiewicza", 10) "Warszawa. Lazienki", 11) "Warszawa. Teatr Wielki", 12) "Warszawa. Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza", 13) "Warszawa. Belweder", 14) "Warszawa. Cytadela". Motywy architektoniczne, estetyka drzeworytow zblizona do socrealizmu.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura budynki uzytecznosci publicznej mosty pomniki rezydencje rynki teatry ulice wojskowosc, gospodarka komunikacja komunikacja miejska, portrety / Architektur Brücken/Brücke Denkmäler/Denkmal Militärwesen Residenzen/Residenz Ringe/Ring Straße Theater öffentliche Gebäude, Porträts/Porträt Wirtschaft Verkehrswesen Stadtverkehr / architecture bridges/bridge market squares/market square military/the army monuments, statues/monument, statue public-use buildings/public-use building rezydencje/residences, manors/residence, manor streets/street theatres/theatre, economy communication municipal transportation, portraits/portrait / Holzschnitt / woodcut; Okladka teki w stanie wiecej niz dobrym, nieco uszkodzone brzegi, tablice w ladnym stanie.

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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