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        ON THE ROAD

      New York: The Viking Press, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Both the book and the dustwrapper are bright and fresh, with a few very short closed tears to the top of the dustwrapper. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Third Printing in a Third Printing dustwrapper BUT INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Don---/from/Jack Kerouac/I'm really happy/that you came to the/party Henri threw for me!" Henri was one of Kerouac's oldest friends, Henri Cru, the character Remi Boncoeur in ON THE ROAD. (Some years ago we sold a copy of this book inscribed to Henri as "my best friend" by Kerouac.). We have not been able to identify Don, though it very well may be Don Uhl, a friend of Neal Cassady's from Colorado, who appears as Ed Wall in ON THE ROAD. Except for one book signing event in Denver for his first book, THE TOWN AND THE CITY, Kerouac did not do promotional signings for any of his books. When ON THE ROAD was published, Kerouac was so overwhelmed by the publicity that he went into self-imposed exile with his mother. Consequently, inscribed copies of any printing of this, his most important book, are rare. The heavyweight champ of Beat Literature recently and finally made into a film. While Kerouac was alive he wanted to play Sal Paradise and costar with Marlon Brando, but Brando decided against the project.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        On The Road

      New York: Viking Press, 1957.. First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine with the topstain bright red. The dust jacket is near fine: unfaded but with some light rubbing and a few pieces of unnecessary tape to the verso. A very sharp copy of this Beat classic.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      - Com 10 fotografias formato 6x9 cm. Junto com: 48 fotografias de 10x16 cm. Revelação de fotografias efectuada na época por Mundial Fotos, Rua Nova do Almada, Lisboa. Reportagem profissional (por fotografo ou fotojornalista) da chegada a Portugal, presença em Lisboa na ante-estreia, e do regresso a Itália do realizador Federico Fellini, para a première de «Noites de Cabiria», com presença deste realizador e de Giulietta Masina no cinema São Jorge, em Lisboa. As Noites de Cabiria (Le notti di Cabiria, Itália, 1957) um dos melhores filmes de Federico Fellini. O filme retrata a sobrevivência na Itália do pós-guerra. A sua personagem principal é interpretada por Giulietta Masina no papel de Maria 'Cabiria' Ceccarelli, uma prostituta que acredita no amor, mas que se ilude com homens mentirosos e sem escrúpulos. O carisma do filme reside na personagem que mesmo sob situações adversas insiste em sonhar. Adaptado à personalidade da actriz este papel tornou-se o mais memorável da sua carreira e deu a Giulietta Masina o prémio do Festival de Cannes. [EN] 10 photos (in format 6x9 cm) + 48 photos (in format 10x16 cm). Contemporary ohotographic prints. Professional photo coverage (from a professional photographer or photojournalist, non identified) of the arrival in Lisbon, Portugal, for the premiere of 'Nights of Cabiria' (in Cinema São Jorge, Lisbon) and the return to Italy of director Federico Fellini, and Giulietta Masina. Nights of Cabiria (Le notti di Cabiria, Italy, 1957) one of the best films of Federico Fellini. The film portrays the survival in postwar Italy. Its main character is played by Giulietta Masina in the role of Maria 'Cabiria' Ceccarelli, a prostitute who believes in love. The charisma of the film lies in the character that even under adverse situations insists dreaming. Adapted to the personality of the actress this role became the most memorable of his career and gave Giulietta Masina a prize at the Cannes Festival. Location/localizacao: raros

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        On the Road

      New York: The Viking Press, 1957 First edition, first printing in the first state dust jacket. Very good or better with some faint spots to spine in a jacket with some chipping to upper spine and at corners of flaps folds, some creasing along edges and several small tears.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        DALI [ Introduction by Michel Tapie ]. Inscribed

      Paris: Les Editions Du Chene, 1957 A very uncommon Dali monograph, with an extraordinary two page Dali presentation inscription. First edition. 4to., [14 1/2' x 11"] French style wrap-a-round stiff paper covers, with a mounted colour illustration on the front panel. 11pp Tapie introduction, in French; 16 exquisite full colour plates, each mounted on the recto of each page; & a 5 pp biography at the rear. All of the mounted illustrations are of excellent quality, and include: "La Harpe Invisible Fine Et Moyenne", "Spectre De La Libido", "Le Severage Du Meuble Aliment", "Le Chevalier De La Mort", "Les Atavismes Ce L'Angelus De Millet", "Pain", "Leda Atomica", "Madone De Port-Lligat", "Paysage De Port-Lligat", "Assumpta Corpuscularia Lapislazulina", "Persistance De La M emoi re", "Le Christ En Croix", "Vitesse Supersonique Staique De La Madone De Raphael", "La Cene", a detail of "La Cene", & "Nature Morte Vivante". On the front endpapers is a large & bold Dali inscription that read "Pour Comte Du Liege / Dali / 1958 . The Comte Du Liege, is a Regal title of the Belgian Royal Family, and is akin to the rank of a Duke. The best Dali inscriptions are noted for their flare & elaborate Daliesque design - this one is no exception. A superb example from perhaps the greatest artist of this past century - we know he would agree.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Dali.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        SALOME. A tragedy in one act, translated and introduced by R. A. Walker

      Heinemann. London. 1957. FIRST WALKER EDITION. The first truly complete edition. 8vo. (8.5 x 6.2 inches). Illustrated with decorative title & contents pages, an unused cover design, 14 fine full page plates and 1 vignette by Aubrey Beardsley, including two previously unpublished and one published in its un-expurgated version for for the first time. Original publishers boards, each with a decoration by Beardsley stamped in silver, bound in at the back. A bright, clean and tight copy in a fine contemporary leather binding of full black morocco. Bound for Hatchards of London. Spine with five raised bands. Gilt lettering to one compartment. Single gilt ruled to board edges. Inner boards with double ruled border to the turn-ins. All edges gilt. The binding is unsigned but is certainly the work of a master bookbinder.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1957.. First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author's fifth novel and what many consider to be his finest. Octavo, original blue boards. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Dust jacket art by famed Australian artist Sydney Nolan.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Peyote Ritual. Visions and Descriptions of Monroe Tsa Toke

      San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1957 67 pgs. & colophon page.14 full-page brightly coloured illustrations of Tsa Toke's visionary ceremonial art work. Limited to 325 copies. Very slight fading to the top edge of the back boards & light age toning to endpapers, else a fine copy. Signed by five Grabhorn publishers on the second blank leaf. Original prospectus included. An excellent example of this scarce edition. . Signed by the Publishers . First Edition - Limited to 325 Copies . Half Cloth & Decorative Paper. Near Fine/No Jacket. Folio. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Dale Cournoyer Books]
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        BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GRABHORN PRESS, 1940-1956 (With a Check-List 1916-1940)

      San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1957. Limited Edition, one of 225 copies. Quarter Leather. Folio. Backed in red levant morocco with decorated paper over boards; illustrated throughout with facsimiles and sample leaves from Grabhorn Press publications; laid in but seemingly not a part of the book is an Announcement for the Grabhorn “Tempest”--a single bifolium leaf a bit soiled; a beautiful copy of the second bibliography with very light shelfwear and very light and occasional foxing in the text; digital images can be made available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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      Worcester: Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1957. ONE OF 400 COPIES of the second impression. Hardcover. 197 x 143 mm (7 3/4 x 5 5/8"). 3 p.l., 30 pp. Edited and modernized from the original versions by the Benedictines of Stanbrook Abbey. ONE OF 400 COPIES of the second impression. Publisher's flexible vellum with green silk ribbons. In the original (tape-repaired) cardboard slipcase. With calligraphic initials by Margaret Adams, one in burnished gold. Printed in Perpetua type by Dame Hildelith Cumming. "The Stanbrook Abbey Press: Ninety-Two Years of its History," pp. 68-69. In immaculate condition. This is an impeccable copy of the initial "fine printing" production of the revival of the Stanbrook Abbey Press after the death of its founder, the scholarly Roman Catholic nun, Lady Abbess Laurentia McLachlan (1866-1953). Established in 1876 at Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire, the press was one of the first modern hand-presses in England. According to DNB, Sir Sydney Cockerell "placed his connoisseurship and knowledge of fine book production at the disposal of this learned Benedictine house with its printing press, and his friendship with its abbess withstood even an imprudent introduction to another of his friends, George Bernard Shaw." Under printer Dame Hildelith Cumming, the Stanbrook Abbey Press became "renowned for the quality of its book design and press work. She initially sought advice from printers and typographers, notably Jan van Krimpen, whose types were used in the majority of fine books from 1958 onwards. The combination of handmade papers and distinguished types, with the calligraphy and decorations of Margaret Adams, characterized much of Stanbrook's output. The press produced some eighty titles between 1956 and 1988." (DNB) With a binding inspired by the Ashendene Press books in the abbey's library, "Christmas Lyrics" features Medieval hymns transcribed from manuscripts held by the British Museum and the libraries of Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Amers [Signe, Signee / Signed]

      Paris: Gallimard, 1957. First edition. Wrappers. Fine. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, a Fine copy compared to other copies we have seen (light wear and tiny losses at the corners and spine ends, short splits where the front wrap joins the spine top, light sunning to the spine, quite minor handling soil, remnants of a small price sticker to the rear wrap) SIGNED TWICE, DATED, AND PLACED BY ST.-JOHN PERSE on the half-title as follows: "St - J. Perse / Washington 1958 / Alexis St. Leger". Born Alexis Leger in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (1887), Saint-John Perse (his adopted the pen name) returned to France with his family who fled the anti-colonist campaign then begun by the then newly-elected native President. He eventually joined France's diplomatic service, becoming General Secretary of the French Foreign Office, and refused to publish his writings while holding office, viewing it as improper for a Diplomat to do so. A strong anti-Nazi and viewed by the Vichy regime as a dangerous adversary, Perse was dismissed from his post and had his French Citizenship revoked upon the Vichy regime's ascension to power. Thereafter moving to Washington, D. C., Saint-John Perse suffered from great financial difficulties until Archibald MacLeish, then Director of the Library of Congress, raised private donations sufficient to permit Perse's employment by the Library. Perse resumed his literary work while exiled in Washington D.C. and won the 1960 Nobel Prize in Literature for "the soaring flight and the evocative imagery of his poetry which in a visionary fashion reflects the conditions of our time". This signed copy belonged to actor Jack Palance, was purchased at the 2006 auction of his personal property, and carries the bookplate from the sale on the front free endpaper.) Copies of "Amers" in a condition as nice as is this copy are scarce. Signed copies of Perse's works are scarce as well, signed copies of "Amers" are quite scarce, and copies signed by Perse using both his names are absolute hen's teeth. A Near Fine copy, SIGNED TWICE, PLACED, AND DATED BY ST.-JOHN PERSE. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        LA CHAPELLE SAINT PIERRE: Villefranche sur Mer

      Monaco: Rocher. n-fine/n-fine. 1957. 1st ed. wraps. dj a trifle faded. Ltd to 775 copies. Signed by author. Text in French .

      [Bookseller: Archer's Used & Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Five Lessons. The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

      New York: A. S. Barnes and Company,, 1957. With Herbert Warren Wind. Drawings by Anthony Ravielli. Tall quarto. Original green and white cloth, titles to spine in green and to upper board in orange, light brown endpapers. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Spine very slightly rolled. An excellent copy in the toned jacket that is very slightly rubbed along the edges. First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the frontispiece.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        From Russia, With Love (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1957,, 1957. First Impression, Binding A. Publisher's hardback binding in pictorial dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping. A near fine copy of the book in a similar, lightly worn jacket; there is a little edgewear, some faint spotting to rear and a few fingernail scuffs show to the spine panel. The jacket colour remains even (spines are commonly seen toned or browned with this title). A clean and tidy copy. This entry in the legendary James Bond series is an absolute classic; 007 does battle with SMERSH, the Soviet organisation of vengeance, interrogation, torture and death, and in particular their fearsome executioner Red Grant. Gilbert A5a (1.1).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        From Russia With Love

      Cape, 1957. 1st edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy, with absolutely none of the browning or darkening to the dustjacket to which this title is prone. The pages and endpapers are very clean, bar a few small spots to the endpapers and the front and lower text blocks, and a small bookseller's ticket on the lower front pastedown, while the black boards are unmarked, with a strong gun-and-rose motif on the front. The jacket, bearing the publisher's original price, has some neat internal restorations to the upper panel and jacket margins, and a slightly rubbed rear panel, but, to repeat, is entirely free from the customary browning. In summary, this fifth James Bond adventure presents very well indeed.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        From Russia With Love. (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1957,, 1957. First Impression, Binding A. Publisher's hardback binding in pictorial dustjacket by Richard Chopping. Sight dustiness to page edges, minor edgewear, discreet owner name. A clean and tidy copy in attractive price-clipped original jacket which is lightly restored by an expert paper conservator. Shows extremely well; a most pleasing example. This entry in the legendary James Bond series is an absolute classic; 007 does battle with SMERSH, the Soviet organisation of vengeance, interrogation, torture and death, and in particular their fearsome executioner Red Grant. Gilbert A5a (1.1)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A Farewell to Arms (Original screenplay for the 1957 film, costume designer Veniero Colsanti's presentation copy, inscribed by David O. Selznick)

      Los Angeles: The Selznick Studio, 1957. Final script for the 1957 film. A presentation copy belonging to costume designer Veniero Colsanti. INSCRIBED to Colsanti by the film's producer, David O. Selznick on the front endpaper: "For Veniero Colsanti / With my thanks for his superb work / David O. Selznick / 1957." The decorative Colsanti-Moore bookplate is on the front pastedown (representing Colsanti's long working relationship with set decorator John Moore). The epic film adaptation of Hemingway's great novel was written for the screen by Ben Hecht. & & Brown calf with gilt titles and rule, with Veniero Colsanti's name in gilt on the front board. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Hecht. 173 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Fine, binding Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Dai Vernon Book of Magic, Etc. with Illustrations, Including Portraits. Photographs by George Bartlett

      London: Harry Stanley [C. 1957]. Harry Stanley Edition. Ref: Gill - 384. Description: 239 p. Ill. Signed by Dai Vernon. Subjects: Magic tricks. Fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Hurrah for Anything, one of 100 signed with handpainted covers

      Highlands, NC: Jonathan Williams - Jargon. 1957. First printing. Hardcover. Fine. First printing, 1957. No. 67/100 signed by Kenneth Patchen with hand- painted boards and rear endpapers with full colophon in paint and magic marker by Patchen. Covers feature a double-paneled abstract design in reds, pale greens and yellows with oval shaped eggs/flowers as the dominant motif, reminiscent of Karl Appel work. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Theory of superconductivity

      Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1957. First edition, offprint issue. Very rare offprint of the &#145;BCS&#146; theory of superconductivity, the first successful quantum-mechanical explanation of the disappearance of electrical resistance in certain metals at very low temperatures. Superconductivity was first observed by Kammerlingh Onnes in 1911. &#147;In the competitive world of theoretical physics, the BCS theory was the triumphant solution of a long-standing riddle. Between 1911 and 1957, all the best theorists in the world, among them [Richard] Feynman, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Wolgang Pauli and Lev Landau had tried and failed to explain superconductivity&#148; (Hoddesdon & Daitch, p. 3).<br/><br/> & & &#147;In 1957, the Physical Review published the first fundamental theory explaining how, at low temperatures, some materials can conduct electricity entirely without resistance. Building on experimental clues and earlier theoretical hints, John Bardeen, Leon Cooper, and Robert Schrieffer, all at the University of Illinois in Urbana, explained not just the absence of electrical resistance but also a variety of magnetic and thermal properties of superconductors. The &#145;BCS&#146; theory also had an important influence on theories of particle physics and provided the starting point for many attempts to explain the new high-temperature superconductors. <br/><br/>& & &#147;Superconductivity was discovered in 1911, and by the 1930s, physicists had concluded that electrons in a superconductor must occupy a quantum-mechanical state distinct from that of normal conduction electrons. In 1950, researchers found that the temperature at which mercury becomes a superconductor is slightly higher for mercury isotopes of lower atomic weight, suggesting that superconductivity somehow involves motion of the atoms in a material as well as the electrons. <br/><br/>& & &#147;Following up on this &#145;isotope effect,&#146; Bardeen and Illinois colleague David Pines showed theoretically that within an atomic lattice, electrons could attract one another, despite their strong electrostatic repulsion. Essentially, an electron can create vibrations among the lattice atoms, which can in turn affect other electrons, so the attraction is indirect. <br/><br/>& & &#147;By the middle 1950s, Bardeen was collaborating with Cooper, a post-doctoral fellow, and Schrieffer, a graduate student. Cooper published a short paper showing how the Bardeen-Pines attraction could cause electrons with opposite momentum to form stable pairs [L. Cooper, &#145;Bound electron pairs in a degenerate Fermi gas&#146;, pp. 1189-1190 in Physical Review, Vol. 104, November 1956]. This pairing mechanism, Cooper suggested, might be responsible for superconductivity, but Bardeen was initially sceptical. The paired electrons were not physically close together but moved in a coordinated way, always having equal but opposite momentum. It was not clear that these tenuous, extended pairs could be crammed together to create a superconducting medium without getting disrupted. <br/><br/>& & &#147;A few months later, however, Schrieffer hit on a mathematical way of defining a quantum mechanical state containing lots of paired electrons, with the pairs oblivious to other electrons and the lattice, allowing them to move without hindrance... After publishing a short note early in 1957 [J. Bardeen, L. Cooper & J. R. Schrieffer, &#145;Microscopic theory of superconductivity&#146;, pp. 162-164 in Physical Review, Vol. 106, April 1957], the team published what became known as the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer, or BCS, theory of superconductivity in December... The theory explained the isotope effect and the fact that magnetic fields below a certain strength cannot penetrate superconductors. It also explained why superconductivity could only occur near absolute zero--the tenuous Cooper pairs break up in the presence of too much thermal jiggling&#148; (American Institute of Physics: <br/><br/>& & Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer were awarded the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work, earning Bardeen the singular distinction of being the only person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics twice. His team completed the work on superconductivity just a few months after he returned from Stockholm to collect the 1956 Prize for the invention of the transistor (shared with William Shockley and Walter Brattain). <br/><br/>& & L. Hoddesdon & V. Daitch, True Genius: The Life and Science of John Bardeen, 2002. Offprint from Physical Review, Series II, Vol. 108, December 1957, pp. 1175-1204. 4to: 267 x 200 mm, original printed self-wrappers, signature of previous owner to front wrapper, fine condition. Very rare. The offprint is accompanied by copies of the two earlier <i>Physical Review</i> papers which announced the essential ideas leading to the BCS theory (each contained in a complete journal issue in the original printed wrappers).

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        Theory of Superconductivity

      Lancaster, Pa: Physical Review,,. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST PRINTING in original wrappers of arguably the most important paper in the field of superconductivity. The key ideas of the theory were announced in two short letters in two separate issues of The Physical Review before the full developed theory was published in December, 1957. The issues with the original letters are also included in the original wrappers, making this a scarce complete set of the full published account of one of the defining moments in modern physics. "The basis for all later theoretical work in superconductivity" (Britannica). IN: The Physical Review, Second Series, Vol. 108, No. 5, p.1175-1204. Lancaster, PA, 1957. The complete issue in original blue printed wrappers. WITH: The Physical Review, Second Series, Vol. 104, No. 4 and Vol. 106, No.1, both in original wrappers. Custom half-leather box. In exceptional condition with only very light wear to wrappers. Provenance: from the library of the Danish physicist Christian Møller (the author of "The Theory of Relativity"), with his name written in hand on the front wrapper.

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        ?Theory of Superconductivity?, PR 108; "Bound Electron Pairs in a Degenerate Fermi Gas", Physical Review 104; "Microscopic Theory of Superconductivity", PR 106

      First edition of all three of Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer?s Nobel Prize winning papers that provided the first theoretical framework that ?explained the known phenomena of superconductivity? (Brandt, 364). In describing superconductivity on the microscopic scale., Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer here ?accounted for more than 30 years of experimental results that had stymied some of the greatest theorists in physics? (Wikipedia). Their ?BCS theory of superconductivity? ?describes superconductivity as a microscopic effect caused by a quantum mechanical "condensation" of pairs of electrons (called ?Cooper pairs?) into a boson-like state. The theory is also used in Nuclear Physics to describe the pairing interaction between nucleons in an atomic nucleus? (Wikipedia). The key ideas of the BCS theory were announced in two short letters in separate issues of Physical Review before the fully developed theory was published in the December 1, 1957 issue. Included here are all three works. Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physics "for their jointly developed theory of superconductivity, usually called the BCS-theory" (Wikipedia).  CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. Three full issues (104, 106, & 108), each in original wraps, all in near fine condition in every way. 

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Tihuanacu: La Cuna del Hombre Americano / The Cradle of American Man Volumes III-IV

      La Paz: Ministerio de Educacion. Very Good; 9.5 x 12 Hardback in Very Good condition. Rubbing to cover. . Minor splitting to backstrip cloth.. 1957. Hardcover. Extensive studies of an early and historic site in Bolivia on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Volume III focuses on ceramics and interpretation of symbols. Volume IV is focused primarily on the study of mummies and skulls from the area. Profusely illustrated with color and black and white plates. English and Spanish text. Scarce.; 9; 275 pp. .

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        Microscopic Theory of Superconductivity

      Lancaster, PA: American Institute of Physics, 1957. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. [2], 1392 pages. Light brown buckram binding with gilt spine lettering. We offer the entire volume, Physical Review 106 Apr-June 1957. Ex-library, properly deaccessioned, with minor markings. This volume contains the article "Microscopic Theory of Superconductivity" found on pages 162-164 by Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1972 "for their jointly developed theory of superconductivity, usually called the BCS-theory". This article was the first major published piece related to the theory, which was later discussed in more detail in their major and most important paper on the subject "Theory of Superconductivity" which appeared in the next volume of the journal.

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        EL BALADRO DEL SABIO MERLÍN (2 volúmenes)

      Imp. Rafael G.Menor, Madrid 1957 - 175, 199 pág 26x18 cm Pergamino con tejuelo, cenefa dorada, papel hilo, imtonso Bueno Joyas bibliográficas 16 Esta novela, perteneciente al Ciclo Artúrico, constituye una de las primeras traducciones al castellano de la vida de Merlín. En ella se describe la historia del Mago Merlín, de Arturo Rey, de la Tabla Redonda y sus Caballeros, etc. Edición numerada, nº 180 de 250 ejemplares.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        An archive of 6 autograph letters signed to book illustrator and friend Don Freeman, 1956-1957, and academic Frank Stirling

      N.p.: N.p., 1957. An archive of 6 autograph letters signed by Kenneth Millar (a.k.a. Ross Macdonald), 4 to book illustrator, longtime friend, and Santa Barbara neighbor Don Freeman, and 2 to an old professor and mentor from Ontario, Frank Stirling.& & A fascinating and unique collection of correspondence from Millar, full of personal inquiries, casual observations, and progress reports on children and mutual friends. Important, however, is a subtext regarding the author&#39;s ongoing psychoanalysis and the effect it was having on his life and work: "Heavens, you&#39;d think from that remark that I was being analyzed... [I am] rediscovering the country of my childhood which isn&#39;t so very different from adult country, as Salinger people like you would be the first to agree. I&#39;d say I&#39;m well on through into the middle of it, too, and just wrote a good book ["The Galton Case"] quite fast by way of proving it." And again, "I suppose my best personal news is that the effect of analysis (I&#39;m approaching termination) has been to reawaken, by some of the most extraordinary experiences, my interest in writing poetry, and I&#39;ve come back after twenty years not with a whimper but a bang." & & The 2 letters to Frank Stirling come just before and just after a trip that reunited Millar with his old friend, respectively, and say much about the author&#39;s frustrations over trying to express himself in a literary fashion within the restrictions of the crime fiction genre.& & More than 2500 words in all, with each letter signed, "Ken." An intimate set of documents revealing much about a very private man, today a legend in the pantheon of literary crime fiction. & & Near Fine, onionskin stock, each letter dated with the author&#39;s address in Menlo Park.

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        The Cat in the Hat

      New York: Random House, 1957.. First edition, first issue, octavo, original illustrated unlaminated boards. Inscribed by the author, "For Sandra Robertson Best Wishes to a fascinating girl who loves cats from Dr. Seuss (and the cat)". Boards slightly rubbed as usual else near fine in an excellent dust jacket that shows minor wear to the extremeties. All issue points present: price of 200/200 on the dust jacket, no mention of the "Beginner Books" series on the rear panel, and has four paragraphs of educator&#39;s reviews on rear panel. Book contains a single signature and 61 pages with a message on final page before end paper contained in an outline of the cat&#39;s hat & head. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Cat In The Hat

      First Edition by Random House, New York: 1957. 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.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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      New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good. True first printing in matte boards with a single signature and original dust jacket, priced at 200/200. A Near Fine copy of the book with trivial bumping, soiling and wear to board edges. Small bump to the top of the spine has caused a minor closed tear in the paper covering the spine. No previous ownership markings or soiling to any pages. Dust jacket is Very Good with some minor soiling and rubbing, a small closed one inch tear to rear panel and modest chipping to spine ends. Quite uncommon to find this title in the correct boards and jacket in such attractive condition. Arguably Dr. Seuss&#39; most beloved children&#39;s story, created in response to John Hersey&#39;s claim that schools needed more exciting children&#39;s books to help beginning readers. Additional photos available upon request. Near Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        CAT IN THE HAT

      1957. Fine. SEUSS, DR. THE CAT IN THE HAT. New York: Random House, (1957). First edition, third variant issue. See Younger and Hirsch 7, note 3. This copy in glazed boards with dust jacket priced 195/195 and without the Beginner Books listed as a series. A very small bit of wear at the corners and edges of the boards else fine and bright in a dust jacket that is wrinkled at the inner flap and has a little edge wear. Overall near fine.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        THE CAT IN THE HAT. [Children.] [First Edition.]

      New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. First Printing of both the book and dust jacket. First Printing of the book: copyrighted 1957, matte finish (not laminated), single signature (page gathering). In the rare first printing dust jacket: with the price "200/200" on the front flap, and with no mention of the "Beginner Books" series on the rear panel. Albeit being the rare First Printing, this copy is only in fair to good condition, and is consistent with that book grade. There is substantial generalized usage wear. Book is complete, just suffering from generalized wear. No previous signs of ownership, aside from the small bookseller bookplate of The Little Acorn Books and Gifts. Hinges are attached, rear hinge starting, internal paper with some separation, hinges very shaken. External rubs and abrasion. The dust jacket is severely creased and abraded, with a 5 inch closed tear. The dust jacket is laminated (unlike the book) so is fairly durable despite it&#39;s exposure. Main point of wear is the chip at the base of the front cover of the dust jacket, as shown. This is the first printing jacket with the 200 price still present on the flap. Although showing significant usage wear, this is the rare First Printing, with the additional benefit of currently being the most affordable copy available online. &#147;A turning point, not only in the career of Dr. Seuss but in the reading habits of American children, occurred in the late 1950&#146;s. Inspired by a thoughtful article by John Hersey in Life magazine, entitled &#145;Why do Students Bog Down on the First R?,&#146; Seuss began to address the problem, which has since entered the popular parlance as the why-Johnny-can&#146;t-read syndrome. Hersey&#146;s contention was that the schools were filled with &#145;pallid primers&#146; such as Fun with Dick and Jane, featuring &#145;abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls,&#146; that real children found them uninspiring, and that many bookstores displayed more attractive alternatives, the &#145;jaunty juveniles&#146; with &#145;strange and wonderful animals and children who behave naturally, i.e., sometimes misbehave.&#146; Seuss&#146; answer was The Cat in the Hat. By enhancing everyday situations with irresistible imaginary characters and telling the tales with cleverly rhymed, easily recognizable words, Seuss gave control of learning to read back to children, while providing wit, charm, comic verse, and a surprise on every page. The Cat in the Hat was so successful that Random House, publisher of all the Dr. Seuss books since 1937, created a special division, Beginner Books, with the Cat in the Hat as the logo and Dr. Seuss as president of the division&#148; (Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, 45). &#147;This extraordinary writer has done more to foster literacy in children than most because he manages to combine lunacy with sanity, fun with learning, and quality with exuberant readability&#148; (Joseph Connolly). First edition, with 200/200 on the inside flap of dust jacket and all other first edition points. (Younger & Hirsch 7). All books are professionally wrapped, to help ensure safe handling during transit. We regularly ship internationally. And, we offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms as described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Additional photographs are available. Please contact us with any inquiries.

      [Bookseller: Merchants Rare Books, LLC]
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      New York: Random House. 1957. First Edition; 3rd state. Hardcover. First Edition in third state dust wrapper 195/195 price on dj flap the back of the jacket advertises more in the series of Beginner Books. The boards are laminated. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket, wear to spine edges and corners, small owner name.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        The Variorum Edition of the Poems of W. B. Yeats

      New York: Macmillan. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, number 505 of only 825 copies signed by Yeats. Although issued posthumously, the signed limited Variorum edition contains limitation sheets that were obviously signed by Yeats before his death. The definitive Yeats poetry collection. Edited by Peter Allt and Russell Alspach. New York: Macmillan, 1957. Octavo, original two-color buckram, original slipcase. Mild offsetting from a laid-in letter on half-title, some fading to slipcase. Book fine with spine gilt bright. Provenance: From the library of noted collector Abel Berland, with his bookplate on front pastedown. A beautiful copy, rare in such good condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Cat in the Hat, The

      1957. first edition. First Edition, in the Rare First Issue Dust JacketSEUSS, Dr. (pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel). The Cat in the Hat. [New York]: Random House, [1957].First edition, first issue. Octavo (8 15/16 x 6 3/8 inches; 227 x 163 mm.). [2], 61, [1] pp. Color illustrations throughout.Original unglazed color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers. A near fine copy, far better than is usually seen. In the rare original first issue color pictorial dust jacket, with the price &#147;200/200&#148; on the front flap and with no mention of the &#147;Beginner Books&#148; series on the rear panel. Jacket with the bare minimum of rubbing at folds.&#147;Dr Seuss&#146;s best-known picturebook epitomises the concept of instruction through delight. The Cat in the Hat was composed as a controlled vocabulary book with only 223 different words. Seuss created the book as a response to a 1954 article in Life magazine by John Hersey which speculated that the decline in children&#146;s reading abilities in the United States was due to the dull basal readers used in school...and suggested that children&#146;s writers, such as Seuss, might try to write a school primer. Seuss found the limited vocabulary a challenge and, after a period of frustration, simply chose the first two words that rhymed-&#145;cat&#146; and &#145;hat&#146;-from the list of approved words and created his most memorable character...The popularity of The Cat in the Hat led to the founding of the Beginner Book division of Random House in 1957 with Dr Seuss as president. The image of the Cat in the Hat became the logo for this controlled vocabulary series, which included the sequel The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958) as well as Green Eggs and Ham (1960). The Cat reappears in The Cat in the Hat Songbook (1967), The Cat&#146;s Quizzer (1976) and I Can Read with My Eyes Shut (1978)&#148; (The Cambridge Guide to Children&#146;s Books in English).Younger & Hirsch 7.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Comforters

      London, UK: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1957. First UK edition. Blue cloth, gilt titles. Book very good plus with lean to spine, one spot at foreedge. DJ very good with two taped tears at head & heel of spine, small chip at heel of spine, soil to back panel, edgewear at corner folds, price clipped. Rare. 233 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

      [Bookseller: citynightsbooks]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by the author. Publisher&#39;s slip laid in. Some light rubbing to the bottom cloth, a near fine copy in a very good first issue dust jacket with 10/57 on the front flap. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. A nice copy of this landmark work.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      New York: Random House, (1957). First Edition. Cloth. Tiny tear to heel of book's spine and insignificant wear to spine tips. About Fine in bright, just about Fine dustwrapper. Very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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