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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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


      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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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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        DEATH VALLEY. Floyd B. Evans. A.P.S.A. [Cover title]

      (n. p.):. (n. d.).. 13-7/8" x 12-1/8". Ca 1957.. Custom brown quarter leather binding, with brown cloth boards & gilt stamped title lettering to front board.. Binding with some extremity wear & joints show some rubbing. Last. two leaves loose from their cloth mounting strips. Prints clear &. sharp. All-in-all, a VG item.. A no-doubt unique item by this California photographer, documenting Death Valley, apparently in the vicinity of Stovepipe Wells [inferred from the maps], as seen through his camera lens, during the late 1950s. & & The volume's appearance suggests it may have been the proto-type for a coffee- table style book, but if such was the intended result, we find no evidence the work was ever published. . Title page. 3 maps. 47 original b/w photographic prints [matte finish]. 13-1/2" x 10-1/2". A complete list supplied on request.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        GIORGIO MORANDI Opera Grafica

      Giulio Einaudi 1957 Lamberto, Vitali - Torino, Giulio Einaudi, 1957. pp.21(2) + 117 schede e riproduzioni delle acquaforti 30,5 x 42 Legatura editoriale. Le tavole n° 28 - 29 - 39 - 48 e 49 non sono presenti in quanto le lastre sono state distrutte. Le tavole non presenti per il motivo di cui sopra sono: Ritratto di Torquato Raimondi; Figura femminile dormiente; Testa femminile di profilo; Mezza figura femminile seduta verso destra; Ritratto femminile. Quartini sciolti con relative tavole. Cofanetto editoriale. Tiratura di 1000 esemplari numerati (n. 152). Ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
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        Look Back In Anger - A Play In Three Acts

      Faber & Faber, London 1957 - The Main Book For Sale Is: Look Back In Anger by John Osborne. I am also giving away two other first print books by John Osborne as a bonus, if you buy this book. They Are: First Printing - 1965 - A Patriot For Me by John Osborne with Original D/J & First Printing - 1971 - West Of Suez by John Osborne with Original D/J - I will give a description of these two bonus books, after I have described the main John Osborne book to you: LOOK BACK IN ANGER: FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION & ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET - A Play In Three Acts by JOHN OSBORNE - Published by Faber and faber in 1957. [stated as mcmlvii] - CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: The original dustjacket accompanies this book and retains the price of 10s 6d net to the inner front prelim. The photograph on the jacket is by Julie Hamilton. The dustjacket is in a very nice condition with slight creasing to the extremities and a few small closed edge tears which have been repaired to the rear of the dustjacket. The boards are a rust colour with gold/gilt lettering to the spine. There is a white mark to the base of the spine but apart from this, the boards are in a very nice clean condition. The first and last blank endpage is adhered to the inner board [often done to strengthen the page block]. It names the cast who were in production for the very first performance, a few famous names are in one of the images. There are 95 pages and these are all clean and tightly bound. - The term "angry young man" was first applied to Osborne and this play. E N D - TWO BONUS BOOKS: First Printing - 1965 - A Patriot For Me by John Osborne with Original D/J - Published by Faber and Faber in 1965. The original dustjacket accompanies this book and retains the price of 13s 6d net to the inner front prelim. The photograph on the jacket is by Dominic. The dustjacket is in a very nice condition with slight creasing to the extremities. The boards are a red colour with gold/gilt lettering to the spine, and these are in a very nice clean condition. There are 128 pages and these are all clean and tightly bound. END - Bonus Book Two: First Printing - 1971 - West Of Suez by John Osborne with Original Dustjacket - Published by Faber and Faber in 1971. The original dustjacket accompanies this book and retains the price of £1.25 net to the inner front prelim. The photograph on the jacket is by Donald Cooper. The dustjacket is in a very nice condition. The boards are blue cloth with gold/gilt lettering to the spine, and these are in a very nice clean condition. There are 85 pages and these are all clean and tightly bound. - End of details. ----- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. --- If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arabella's Beautiful Books]
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        Escape from Five Shadows (First UK Edition, signed)

      London: Robert Hale, 1957. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Very Good plus in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Faint ring stain on the front board, light foxing to the top page edges, else book is bright and clean. Jacket is chipped at the heel, with some associated shallow creasing, and several tiny closed tears at the extremities. A very presentable copy of what is, in our experience, perhaps the author's rarest title, much more difficult than the already-scarce American edition published by Houghton Mifflin. Leonard's third novel, a Western, the only copy we have ever seen.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Wayfarer, The ( Book of Poetry ) Limited Edition of Book Author Gave to Close Friends, Book Dedicated to Barbara Hutton Son, Lance Reventlow, Many of the poems concern her fondness for North Africa, SIGNED & Inscribed by Barbara Hutton in SLIPCASE

      Westerham Press Limited London 1957 - HB NODJ issued,Bound in full vellum LEATHER with a gold feur de lis pattern Decorative Cover decorated Beautifully in Gold Gilt, Cover Has Very Slight Curve,1957, 1st Limited Edition, Blue Slipcase small Stain & light wear, 66 pgs, edges pages Gold Gilt, Minor Wear, 5 1/2 X 9 inches, NF/VG+, AS-IS, NODJ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        Himmelska uppenbarelser I-IV.

      - Allhem Malmö 1957-59. 4:o. Rikt illustrerade. 346,(2); 320,(2); 355,(3); 315,(3) s. Förlagets rikt gulddekorerade pergamentband med helt guldsnitt. Med skadade transparenta skyddsomslag. Några ställen där skyddsomslaget ej täckt något gulnade av nikotin. 29,5 x 21,5 cm.[#18740]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        The Midwich Cuckoos

      London, Michael Joseph, 1957., 1957. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Publisher's cloth, fine, lightly bumped to head of spine. In a fine example of the dustwrapper, bright, unclipped, unfaded. A very handsome copy. By the author of The Day of The Triffids. Listed in David Pringle's 100 Best Science Fiction Novels.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Printing for Theater

      San Francisco: Adrian Wilson, 1957. First edition.. Hardcover. Fine. Folio. One of 250 numbered copies of which this is number 170. Chapter headings and binding blocks by Nuiko Haramaki. Printed on handmade Tovil paper (replete with ecclesiastical watermarks and deckle edges., Original programs from the stage productions of the San Francisco-based Interplayers are bound into their places in the text, and others are housed in a special pocket in the rear board. The endpapers are from a production of Hamlet. Binding of beige linen by Perry G. Davis, housed in a special foldover case which itself is housed in a slipcase with cloth insets of a spade on one side and a club on the other. A fine copy. And with the prospectus (San Francisco, 1956) laid-in.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Autograph letter signed ("Vlaminck").

      N. p., 4. XI. 1957. - 4to. ¾ p. To one "monsieur" about the authentication of one of his paintings: "Je ne peux vous donner l'autorisation de la réquisition obligatoire pour savoir le faux dont vous m'avez envoyé la photo. D'après la photo cette toile m'apparaît fausse mais je n'authentifie jamais une toile d'après une photo. [ ] je tiens à voir et à examiner cette peinture [ ]". - Small damage to edges and slightly light-soiled.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

      New York: Random House, 1957. [62]p, original decorative boards in DJ. DJ rubbed and slightly grubby, worn to edges with a few small nicks and tears, internally the pages are very lightly browned to edges, but generally bright and clean. With the first edition issue points as per Younger / Hirsch 33. First Edition (US). Original Boards. Very Good/Good+. Illus. by Seuss, Dr.. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        El Fantasma

      Buenos Aires: Sociedad de Bibliofilos Argentinos, (1957). First edition. Loose quires in printed wrappers within blue paper-covered board portfolio and with original blue slip case. A fine copy in original glassine covered wrappers in a fine portfolio, in lightly rubbed slipcase. 4to. Illus. with 4 lithographs and 2 in text drawings. 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. Raúl Veroni (1913-1992), Argentine artist and printer, illustrated a large number of books, especially works of poetry. Jorge Roberto Payró (1867-1928) was an Argentine writer and journalist who wrote this story, The Ghost, under a pseudonym, Pago Chico. Colombo Fine Printing 270. Colombo: L'art du livre 265.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Poems of Dedication

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1957. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine in silver. Cloth a little rubbed and toned with some light spotting, two bumps to edges of boards. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to poet Paul Éluard on the front free endpaper, "Paul Eluard, With all good wishes from Stephen Spender, [?] 1947". Spender met Éluard in Paris during the 1930s. "In Paris, Spender moved easily among an intellectual stream which was still vital. He visited and revisited Picasso in his studio; called on Louis Aragon in his 'book-lined flat'; conversed at length in rive gauche cafés with the minimalist Francis Ponge and Paul Éluard (whose poems he would later translate)" (Sutherland, Stephen Spender, p. 305). An excellent association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Cat in the Hat

      Random House, 1957. While clearly loved, this copy remains well-kept. The pages show a little gentle spotting at the first five leaves, prior owners' names penned neatly at the front free endpaper, and two more faint spots at the last two pages, but are otherwise clean and surprisingly bright; the entirety of the page block was bound as a single sewn signature in paper (not glossy) pictorial boards (with no number printed at the lower spine); the boards now show rub-through at the lower corners and spine heel, gentler rubbing at head and heel edges and spine head, a short, closed tear in the lower joint, and just a little faint age-toning at head and heel, otherwise quite clean and bright. The dust jacket is, unfortunately, priceclipped but has a description at the front flap describing the anticipated success of the book and its raison d'etre (the rear flap has a picture and biography of the author, and no publish/print location); the chalkboard depicted at the rear says only "Educators hail The CAT in the HAT*" and gives four reviews, a miniature repeat of the front cover, a publisher's address in New York 22, N.Y., and no mention whatever of the Beginner Books to come. The jacket shows a short, closed tear with accompanying creases at the lower rear, a very short crease and tear at the upper rear, short, partially open tears with creasing at the spine head and heel, modest surface creasing at the spine and foreedges, rubbing and a little chipping at corners and spine tips, a little toning and surface soil evident in the white areas of the rear panel, three tiny scratches at the lower front, and a little faint pencil ghosting inside the letters of the title at front where a child traced them - an oddly charming touch, considering the fact that this book, upon its hope-filled first printing, was to change our very concept of child literacy education in the United States. The jacket is now protected in a clear, removable, archivally safe sleeve, and the book now resides in a climate-controlled room.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: The Haunted Bookshop]
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        The Cat In The Hat

      New York, NY: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/good. There is no price on Dust Jacket and the Dust Jacket is not clipped. According to the Younger & Hirsch bibliography, this version of the dust jacket was printed after the 200/200 price and before the 195/195 price printed on the jacket. First edition with second issue Dust Jacket. Dust jacket has light rubbing at edges and scuffing to front from shelf wear; closed tear at bottom right corner of front cover, minor chipping along edges, 1/2" triangular loss at bottom of rear cover, small tears at top and bottom of spine, and rear cover includes a headline on a chalkboard saying "Educators Hail The Cat in the Hat" with testimonials below. Cover boards replicate the dust jacket and are matte paper, not glossy like later versions, and clean and crisp throughout; small compression mark at top and bottom of spine from shelf wear, small loss at foot of front cover board also from shelf wear; no markings inside of book, clean and bright illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        The Cat in the Hat

      New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Very good book in a very good third variant dust jacket (195/195). Edge wear to book and jacket, mostly affecting spine edges, small owner's name and crease to lower edge of dust jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      New York: Random House. 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair in boards. Spine taped up. Owner name. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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      Norfolk, CT.: A New Directions Book composed and printed at the Thistle Press in New York, [1957]. FIRST and LIMITED edition, one of only 150 numbered copies SIGNED by both the author and the illustrator, Ben Shahn. Printed on Arches mould-made paper. With the scarce, extra lithograph signed by Ben Shahn, laid-in as called for. Illustrated throughout with many drawings by Ben Shahn, many of which are full page, printed by offset lithography in ochre. 4to, publisher’s original full parchment covered boards by Russell-Rutter, the upper board with a large initial “P” in gilt, the spine gilt lettered, in the original publisher’s paper-covered slipcase with printed label, t.e.g. 119, [1] pp. A beautiful copy, internally pristine and as new, the parchment just a bit toned on the spine as is typical, the slipcase in fine condition with just the lightest hint of age mellowing. LIMITED TO ONLY 150 COPIES, and a beautiful production produced at the Thistle Press. The extra lithograph, which is signed by Ben Shahn is included with this copy, the lithograph is frequently lacking. The work deals with the mind and body in myth and experience in vastly differing cultures. The first part is devoted to the heritage of the Western World, particularly Hebraic and Hellenistic traditions; the second ranges pre-Columbian America. The astonishing erudition is to fuse the two cultures into a common legacy of almost unimaginable richness. Shahn's “primitive modern” artistic approach seems a perfect match for the subject matter at hand.

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      New York: New Directions, (1957). First Edition. hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Quarto (7" x 10-1/4") bound in full white parchment with gilt lettering. Illustrated by Ben Shahn. Copy #120 of only 150 copies SIGNED by the author and the artist on the colophon page. Laid in is the extra lithograph by Shahn with a printed signature, often found missing. Billings A7a.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Obras Escogidas. [Historia de las Indias. Apologética Historia Sumaria. Opúsculos, cartas y memoriales]. Edición y estudio preliminar de Juan Pérez de Tudela Bueso

      Madrid, 1957 - 1958 [BAE]. Cinco volúmenes en 4to. mayor; CLXXXVIII pp., 502 pp. + 617 pp., 1 h. + 470 pp. + 472 pp. + 557 pp. Ejemplar con un rastro leve de humedad en el márgen superior de los tres primeros volúmenes. Encuadernación en media piel, con algún rastro de humedad en planos de tres volúmenes.

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        From Russia, With Love

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1957 First edition, first printing of the fifth novel in the James Bond series. An excellent, bright copy with some light spotting to the page edges; in an unclipped jacket with some creases and mild wear to the spine, and a few minor spots to the rear panel, else about near fine and free of any restoration.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Holograph Manuscript Translation of Roland Ville-Neuve's The Devil in Art

      Roosevelt, NJ. Undated (ca 1970s-80s?) holograph manuscript of 112 leaves, comprising a literal translation of Le Diable dans l'Art by Roland Villeneuve (published 1957). Contained in an unlined, cloth-bound sketchbook 18cm x 14.5cm. Moderate wear, including rubbing to covers and a split to binding near center of text block. Apparently incomplete, as the translation ends in mid-paragraph and Shahn has written "Next Book" at bottom of final page. There are a further 20 or so leaves at end of volume that have been used for random notes on subjects tangentially related to the translation.& & Shahn's "literal" translation is handwritten in ink on the recto of each leaf, with her notes and commentary on the text on each facing leaf verso. Her notes range from philosophical arguments with the author, to practical notes on translation of a particular phrase, to lengthy asides on artworks that might be used to illustrated a point in the text. Throughout, Shahn displays a tremendous range of knowledge and mastery, not just of art-historical subjects but of comparative religion, mythology, and aesthetic philosophies. The manuscript offers great insight to Shahn's own work as an artist, illustrator, and lecturer, and reveals her as a formidable intellect very much on a par with her late husband Ben Shahn.

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        Dandelion Wine

      New York: Doubleday and Co.. 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Inscribed by the author, in bold red ink, using the entire fly leaf, with a large drawing of a dandelion and an arrow pointing to a label of the Harold Matson Company. The inscription reads, "This 'Dandelion Wine' stolen from my agent above (arrow points to label) 20 years ago! With good wishes! to Brad Verter. [Signed] Nov. 9, 91." First Edition, 1957. Hardcover, yellow cloth. Faint dampstain on upper text-block, and some light fraying at the spine ends; inner hinges both intact, but a bit tender; faint stain visible on the bottom margin of 10 pages; otherwise a clean, unmarked copy, in a Good+ dust jacket with small chips at the spine ends and corners, as well as some soil and smudging to the rear panel and rear flap; rubbing to the folds as well; however, the front panel image has remained bright and clean. DJ now housed in a mylar wrap. Digital images available upon request.

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        Some Came Running

      xii+1266 pages. Thick octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in half red cloth with black lettering to spine and cover. Inscribed to Davis Grubb. First edition.James Jones's second published novel, Some Came Running (1957), had its roots in the abandoned first effort. In contrast to Eternity, it was savaged by the critics. They were especially harsh with the frequently misspelled words and punctuation errors; they didn't recognize that such elements were a conscious style choice by Jones to evoke the provinciality of the novel's characters and setting. Jones apparently played around with this style in several short stories written at about the same time as Some Came Running (later collected in The Ice-Cream Headache and Other Stories), only to abandon it altogether by the time he finished The Thin Red Line in 1962, in favor of the blunt but more grammatically sound style most associated with Jones today. Some Came Running was immediately adapted as film starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, which was critically acclaimed and nominated for several Oscars.Davis Grubb (July 23, 1919 - July 24, 1980) was an American novelist and short story writer. Born in Moundsville, West Virginia, Grubb wanted to combine his creative skills as a painter with writing and as such attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, his color blindness was a handicap he could not overcome and he gave up on painting to dedicate himself to writing fiction. He did, however, make a number of drawings and sketches during the course of his career, some of which were incorporated into his writings. In 1940, Grubb moved to New York City where he worked at NBC radio as a writer while using his free time to write short stories. In the mid 1940s he was successful in selling several short stories to major magazines and in the early 1950s he started writing a full length novel. Influenced by accounts of economic hardship by depression-era Americans that his mother had seen first hand as a social worker, Grubb produced a dark tale that mixed the plight of poor children and adults with that of the evil inflicted by others. The Night of the Hunter became an instant bestseller and was voted a finalist for the 1955 National Book Award. That same year, the book was made into a motion picture that is now regarded as a classic. Deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Grubb went on to write a further nine novels and several collections of short stories. His 1969 novel Fools' Parade would also be made into a motion picture starring James Stewart. Some of Grubb's short stories were adapted for television by Alfred Hitchcock and by Rod Serling for his Night Gallery series. Grubb died in New York City in 1980. His novel Ancient Lights was published posthumously in 1982, and St. Martins Press published 18 of his short stories in a book collection titled You Never Believe Me and Other Stories.Condition:Inscribed by Jones on half title. Touch of rubbing to spine ends. Jacket spine ends lightly chipped with some rubbed, some light wear to edges with some small closed tears, price clipped else a near fine copy in like jacket.

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        Piedra de Sol [Firma] [Sunstone -- Signed]

      Mexico: Tezontle, 1957. First edition. Wrappers. Very Good +/very good. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing of this lengthy Poem, in the Publisher's original jacketed wrappers with the spine lettered in black and the front wrapper lettered in black and red and decorated in black (slight discoloration to the front wrapper's upper extremity, some wrinkling and light soiling to the rear wrapper; one of 300 copies in this Limited Edition, SIGNED BY OCTAVIO PAZ on the Limitation page. Octavio Paz won the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature "for impassioned writing with wide horizons, characterized by sensuous intelligence and humanistic integrity". In his Presentation Speech awarding the Prize to Paz, Professor Kjell Espmark, of the Swedish Academy, described "Piedra de Sol" as "magnificent" and stated the following: "Most remarkable is how these broad configurations in time and space are condensed in a handful of words. Paz is, in Carlos Fuentes's phrase, "the great welder." Throwing off torrents of sparks, his paradoxes link the most differing entities. A central concept is "the eternal moment" - the frequent scene of Paz's poetry. In the magnificent long poem Piedra de sol (Sunstone) from 1957 we face a present in flames where "all of the names are a single name,/all of the faces a single face,/all of the centuries a single moment." It is, we learn, "a moment/chiselled from the dream" - and thus a reminder of the early influences of surrealism, which precisely forced different times, regions, and identities to merge in one single here, now, and I, dictated by the logic of the dream. But Paz is also one of the great love poets of his language and in his central poetry it is less the dream than the sensual communion that overcomes all distinctions, as when the two, "dizzy and entwined, fall/on the grass," "the sky comes down," space "nothing but light and silence," and "we lose our names," floating adrift between "blue and green" in "total time" (Piedra de sol)." From 1949 to 1957, Tezontle published four volumes of Paz's works [Libertad bajo palabra -- 1949; ¿Águila o sol? -- 1951: Semillas para un himno -- 1954; and Piedra de sol -- 1957]. Of these publications, only "Piedra de Sol" was issued as a signed edition. This is the only copy we ever have seen, and we can find no other copies listed for sale. WorldCat lists only 3 copies held by institutions (Duke University, Emory University, and the Library of Congress). A RARE copy of the first edition of Octavio Paz's Masterpiece, the Poem that established Paz as a major international figure -- "Piedra de Sol", SIGNED BY OCTAVIO PAZ. RARE INDEED.

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        Fifty-two Drawings

      London: George Rainbird,, 1957. Introduction by Lord David Cecil. Quarto. Original grey mottled cloth, titles to front cover gilt on a black ground, titles to spine gilt. A couple of light marks and stains to covers, some page edges toned otherwise internally bright and clean. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist "Stephen Spender, from, Augustus John". From the library of Stephen Spender.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Casino Royale (James Bond, 007)

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. First Reissue. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Black paper over boards with red heart stamped onto top cover, title stamped in red onto spine, 8vo (7- 7/16 x 5 inches [18.9 x 12.7 cm]), pp. 218, all edges trimmed. Text lightly toned, light bumps to upper corner of top board and tail of spine. Red stampings bright and unfaded. DJ is toned with front flap completely detached with a small paper loss at flap fold only. Chips to spine and rear panel edge. One 5 mm hole near spine/front panel fold and one small closed tear at middle of rear flap edge. Front flap with correct price of "13s. 6d.", rear panel with ads to "The Diamond Smugglers" and back flap text describing "The Diamond Smugglers" story. No ads inside for Fleming's other works and copyright page with the "Reissued 1957" statement; confirming correct 1957 state. This is the first edition, fourth printing of this title and the first printing to feature the iconic DJ artwork of Pat Marriott.

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        The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1957. A Conversation Piece. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. Housed in a quarter maroon morocco solander case. Spine and edges of boards just a little faded. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 50 large-paper copies, this a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Jack & Bridget with warm regards from Evelyn". Accompanying the book is a typed letter signed from Waugh's son Auberon responding drolly to a question from the book's then-owner: "Dear Mr. Ritchie, Thank you for your letter. The Jack and Bridget in your copy of Pinfold were undoubtedly the late Sir John and Lady McEwen of Marchmont House, Berwickshire. No doubt you can discover more about him in the baronetage. I was interested, but not altogether surprised, to learn that his heirs have sold the book". Also included is a copy of the original letter from Ritchie.

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      London: Chapman & Hall, 1957 Presentation Copy. First Edition. A fine fresh copy in excellent dustwrapper. Inscribed in blue fountain pen on the front free endpaper: "Fred / with thanks for your kindness / Evelyn".. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        2 autograph letters signed (one 'J. R. R. Tolkien' and the other 'J.R.R.T)

      Merton College, Oxford, and n. p., 13th January and 27th October 1957. - 8vo. Altogether (2+1½ =) 3½ pp. on 2 ff. To Peter Goolden, Editor of the Old English Apollonicus of Tyre. In his first letter, Tolkien is sending "some notes on your linguistic section, which I hope you will find useful, if not too illegible. N.B. they are notes only on what you have written: I have not had time to survey the text myself to see if there are features worth noting that you have overlooked [.]". He goes on to say that he has "received a reply from Wrenn. There are two points in it worth mentioning. (1) ‚I thought I had agreed with G that the Glossary was to be only SELECT' - though he admits that a full glossary might ‚help the lower type of student and please commercially'. (2) ‚I had hoped to see the Apollonicus before Oct., when I should have had time to look it over; but it only arrived just before I left Oxford [.]'. I take it that Wrenn must, in the rush of his many tasks, have become confused in his memory of events? Possibly he only discovered your MS when clearing up before departure. Your covering note is not dated, and refers to your disappointment in finding he had gone to Ireland [.] This whole matter is most odd, and needs research in itself! [.]". - The second letter says he has received a letter from Davin "right in the rush of term beginning. What do you think? I had hoped that your remarks in your preface would suffice. It is clear that the Press will publish, but they may insist on an editorial prefatory note: which means one by me. Can you assist me? You probably still have the details fairly clear in mind, whereas they are already blurred to me (as I have had to deal with several other works or theses since). And of course, I have no longer your work by me. (Though I have Ross's copy of Raith [.]) If demanded I propose to add a note on this pattern [.]", and then he gives an outline of his suggested paragraph "Mr Goolden's edition was accepted - [.] but his manuscript was destroyed by a fire in University College, London, in [.] and had to be reconstituted. In the meantime Dr Josef Raith's edition appeared in 1956. The editors feel justified, nonetheless, in publishing Mr Goolden's work, since it is substantially independent and differs from Dr Raith's edition [followed by a loss of a few words on the fold; it continues:] "and in some points of opinion, while it is specially designed for the use of English students and provides [.]". He ends with a postscript that he hears the he is "celebrating today the 617th anniversary of the completion of the Ayenbite of Inwyt. A portentuousdate: it should prove the excuse for a glass [.]". - "The Old English Apollonius of Tyre" contains a one paragraph prefatory note by J.R.R. Tolkien explaining the delay in publishing Goolden's edition and justifying its publication despite the appearance of Dr. Josef Raith's edition in 1956. This is volume six in the Oxford English Monographs series. Tolkien was one of the General Editors for the series. Goolden says in his introduction: "I am also indebted to the editors of the Oxford English Monographs for undertaking the publication, especially Professor J. R. R. Tolkien who kindly suggested revisions in presentation and style, and these improvements are highly valued". The Ayenbite of Inwyt (literally Prick - or Remorse- of Conscience) is a confessional prose work written in a Kentish dialect of Middle English. The surviving copy of the work was completed on 27 October 1340, by a Benedictine monk, Michael of Northgate. The date is a rare certainty as the author specified the details in the preface. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Great Books of the Western World (54 Volume Cloth Bound Set)

      Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1957. Later Printing. Hardbacks.. Excellent condition./No dust jacket, as issued. . This is the nicer cloth bound set and not the cheap leatherette binding. Books are as described - all defects and marks are noted. A very nice set. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957 First edition, first printing. A fine with a hint of rubbing to the spine head and tail, otherwise clean and fresh, in a very bright and fine, unclipped dust jacket illustrated by George Salter, with a hint of rubbing to the edges, slight smudging on the back panel, minor crease on the back panel, and a hint of offsetting on the inner flaps. Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's fourth and last novel, and it is also her longest book. Set in a fictional dystopian future, Atlas Shrugged paints a picture of what the United States would look like if its best skilled workers, in refusal of being taxed, simply stopped doing their jobs. The title comes from the mythological figure of the Titan named Atlas, who was charged by the gods to hold up the sky and is often depicted as carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included. Illus. by Salter, George.

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