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        Village Life in Central Honshu (A Monograph) - ORIGINAL WORKING MANUSCRIPT COPY ALONG WITH ONE OF ONLY FOUR PRINTED COPIES IN EXISTENCE) - Author known for children's book The Little Red Hen & Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar

      Chuo - Rinkan University Press (Sturges and Sturges), Japan 1957 - (Travel & Exploration) STURGES, Philemon Fowler; STURGES, Julie. Village Life in Central Honshu (A Monograph) - ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT WORKING COPY ALONG WITH ONE OF THE ONLY FOUR REPRODUCTIONS PRODUCED. Japan. Chuo - Rinkan University Press, 1957. Two volumes in this lot. Original cloth ledger style binding with ribbon ties. A detailed account of a year of discovery for an American author, architect and Naval Reserve Officer and his wife in Japan. This lot consists of two books. The first is the original working manuscript and the second is one of only four copies of the publication. An early creative outing for the Princeton educated Sturges who would go on to write several classic children's books including: The Little Red Hen, Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar, Ten Flashing Fireflies, The Little Pirate and Sacred Places among others. Each of the volumes contains 80 original tipped-in photographs documenting the daily life of Sturges and his wife along with transportation, construction and natural life in their village as well as Tokyo. Project orchestrated while Philemon was stationed in Japan from 1956 to 1959. Photos and captions include: Mount Fuji, Rice paddies, fish markets, vegetable markets, Haramachida, traditional children, the 'Tofu Man' bicycle delivery service, Nagumo-San (the contractor) et all. Each volume bears significant foxing from the glue used to affix the photographs. Nearly all photograph pages retain original tissue guards. A very scarce combo of books from a very skilled craftsman. Overall, a nice glimpse into the mind of the 27 year old author on foreign soil for the first time. Accompanied by three lengthy typed letters from Julie Sturges detailing much of her experiences that she called 'The Travels and Adventures of Julie Marco Polo Jones Sturges.' VG [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yeoman's In The Fork]
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        The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

      Eyre & Spottiswoode London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1957. First UK edition. Hardcover. 276pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Green cloth with Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Name and date in ink on the front free endsheet, and some minor foxing; otherwise an uncommonly nice copy of this book in a bright jacket dust jacket. Second published work from the literary icon. The story of Jack Burns and his fight with modern society (a theme Abbey would revisit). The character of Jack Burns would turn up in later Abbey novels; Monkey Wrench Gang, Good News and Hayduke Lives! Basis for the film starring Kirk Douglas titled "Lonely are the Brave

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        L'EDUCATION NATIONALE, ORGANE HEBDOMADAIRE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT PUBLIC, 1946-1957

      L'Education Nationale 1957 - RO40091404: 1 volume relié (1947), avec reliure signée Institut Catholique de Toulouse. 3 numéros de l'année 1946, et 10 années d'env. 40 numéros chacune. Etiquette annotée sur le dos du volume relié. Quelques tampons et annotations sur les 1ers plats des revues. De déc. 1946 à juin 1957. Avec Tables méthodiques des articles et documents. L'activité universitaire. La culture et les loisirs. Informations administratives. In-4 Broché. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 370-Education [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Town

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

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        JUSTINE, BALTHAZAR, MOUNT OLIVE, CLEA. THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET

      Faber. London. 1957 - 1960. FOUR VOLUMES. All FIRST EDITIONS. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.3 inches). A fine and clean set in fine recent leather bindings of full dark blue morocco. Spines with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Decorative floral gilt border on the boards. Top edges gilt Housed in a felt-lined slip case with dark blue cloth covering. A fine set of this popular tetralogy.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Some Slips Don't Show (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 lots of the best from / Your Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / Feb 1959." Binding slightly cocked and front board slightly bowed, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. A Bertha Cool and Donald Lam mystery.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Case of the Lucky Loser (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 / Who has done so much for Perry Mason / Your uncle Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / Dec 1956." Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Binding slightly cocked, else book is bright and clean; jacket is lightly nicked and creased at the spine ends, with a couple of short closed tears. A very presentable copy. Perry Mason.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

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        SOMETHING ABOUT A SOLDIER in a fine custom binding by Anthony Gardner

      New York: MacMillan, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a superb custom binding. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper in 1961 for collector Saul Shapiro, whose bookplate is on the front pastedown. Mr. Shapiro collected signed Modern First Editions with a Jewish connection (the author, a character, subject matter, etc.) which he would have signed by the author and then rebound by a variety of fine binders. This title has an exceptional binding by British craft bookbinder Anthony Gardner in full brown morocco with elaborate blindstamping, gilt rules and lettering with a design featuring small gilt circles and stars on each cover. The front panel has a red morocco onlay in the shape of a cross set over the back of a standing soldier while the rear cover has a blue morocco cross over the back of a standing woman. At the top and bottom of both covers is an abbreviated version of the American flag accomplished in red, white, blue, and gold morocco onlays. The marbled endpapers resemble splatters of blood on a bluish background. Bound at the rear is the rear panel of the original dustwrapper as well as a colophon page imaginatively accomplished in a circle in Gardner's fine calligraphic hand explaining the symbolism of the binding and dating it to 1962 as well as numbering it as the 641st fine binding created by Gardner in his career. Laid in is an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the binder explaining in detail his philosophy of binding as well as his fees and relaying some facts about his career including the number of books he has bound for royalty.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Adam, One Afternoon

      London Collins 1957. G+ : in Good plus condition with dust jacket. Tipped-in cards with previous owner inscriptions in front and back endpapers. Offsetting from cards onto endpapers. Inner hinge cracked but binding intact First UK Edition Black hardback cloth cover 190pp :: 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6")

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Joseph de Maistre, textes choisis et présentés par E.M. Cioran.

      Editions du Rocher 1957 - - Editions du Rocher, Paris _1957, 14x19cm, broché. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à François Erval. Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement insolés comme souvent, exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Hawk in the Rain

      Faber, 1957. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine in fine dustwrapper. 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 inscription and 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.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        On The Road

      VIKING PRESS, NY 1957 - Dj has the blue & red border on rear cover, the printed price of $3.95 on inner flap, creased at spine edges, and lightly rubbed cover. Book contains genersal shelf wear, and old tape on cover. Good binding, clean body and unmarked text. DATE PUBLISHED: 1957 EDITION: FIRST ED 310 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        16 DIPINTI DI GIORGIO MORANDI 16 Color Illustrations Plates; 4 Color Text

      Milan, Italy: Edizioni Del Milione. 1957. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0394574273 . Good in wrappers. Some minor wear to edges of wrappers. 20 color tipped-in plates; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

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        Owls Do Cry

      Christchurch, New Zealand: Pegasus, 1957. First Edition. Cloth. Fair/Good. cover is in good condition - unfaded with few chips but some of edge on lower rear missing 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. New endpapers Janet Frame's first novel, Owls Do Cry draws on many details of her own life. Her childhood was shadowed by poverty, sickness, and accidental death, and shaped by the power of the spoken and written word. At twenty-one, she was institutionalized in a mental hospital and later saved from a threatened lobotomy only by her achievement as a writer. Owls Do Cry explores the life of the Withers family in a New Zealand town "halfway between the South Pole and the equator." Poverty and a reputation for strangeness exclude the Withers from the hollow conventions and artifacts of suburban life. They do not possess revolving clotheslines, walkie talkie dolls or uncomfortable chairs, yet the children's lives are rich in "wonder currency:" rhymes and rituals, play and dreams. Twenty years later, this currency is subsumed for each of them into vivid, haunted inner lives. Owls Do Cry lyrically evokes "the private and lonely night, with a room of its own but no window" within which the characters are caught. The parents are worn down by worry and love; the children grow into baffled, damaged adults. Each has taken hold of "the wrong magic and the wrong fairy tale." The special quality of this novel lies in its poetic, hallucinatory, perceptive voice, imbued with the surreal vision of childhood and madness.

      [Bookseller: The Last Word]
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        A CHOICE OF ENEMIES

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1957 Richler, Mordecai. A CHOICE OF ENEMIES. London, Andre Deutsch, 1955. First Edition. Publisher's dummy copy in pre-publication dustwrapper designed by Heather Sandring. Sewn book block in loose boards -the wrapper printed in beige 7 maroon later changed to red & false gold. Details. $2875.00. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Atlas Shrugged - (2nd Printing in Dust Jacket) -

      Random House 1957 2nd pr. - - FINE CONDITION IN NEAR FINE DUST JACKET - Hard Cover - |1957 2nd Printing of the First Edition - Owner's small name label on |end paper - Crisp Fine Condition in Near Fine DJ - "SECOND PRINTING" noted on copyright page - No writing or marks in book - Binding and hinges are very sound, fine & like new - Bright green cloth with gilt lettering - Black and gilt on the spine - Dust jacket is unclipped ($6.95 price) and 10/57 is indicated at bottom of front flap - Dust jacket has some of the dye rubbed off on edges, but is not worn through - No wrinkling or creases to the dust jacket - The ownership label on the end paper is 1.5"x1/2" stating "This book belongs to." - The book itself looks crisp new and unread - Very scarce in this condition - Mylar dust jacket protector - Shipped in a sturdy box with padding - Scans sent on request - [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jim Rooney]
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        Théâtre I & II *

      Grasset, (Paris) 1957. - Relié 24 x 17, couverture or et couleur décorée d'après la maquette de l'auteur. Dans cette agréable édition illustrée, qui n'est pas sans rappeler les fameux "Cartonnages NRF", presque tout le théâtre de l'auteur. Manquent quelques pièces rares et marginales telles Le Dieu bleu (1911, renié par l'auteur), Le gendarme incompris (1921),? Édition en partie originale. L'un des 8'890 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé, outre 60 Madagascar et 210 vélin de Rives.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        La troisième génération *

      Librairie Plon, Paris 4.3.1957. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Parfait état, non coupé. Préfacé par Annie Brierre, l'un des deux meilleurs exemplaires que l'on puisse trouver, avec le numéro 1 "in-commerce". Chester Himes, écrivain noir de romans qui le sont aussi (quoiqu'une solide dose d'humour en dissolve les effets), tâta de la prison avant l'écriture: 20 ans pour vol à main armée quand même. son premier texte fut d'ailleurs publié lorsqu'il était encore incarcéré. Il travaillera dans des usines d'armement (cherchez l'erreur), puis fera un long séjour en France avant de s'installer définitivement en Espagne à Alicante.Une bonne part de ses romans évoquent la condition de l'homme noir, que ce soit parmi ses proches à Harlem ou dans le monde des blancs; parmi ceux de la première catégorie figurent les célèbres enquêtes de deux des flics les plus délirants de la littérature policière, Ed Cercueil Johnson et Fossoyeur James. La seconde catégorie recouvre des oeuvres d'une veine plus psychologique; c'est à celle-ci qu'appartient "La troisième génération". Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 40 exemplaires de tête (HC 1) sur Alfa, seul tirage numéroté.

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        THE CAT IN THE HAT

      Random House 1957 - Near fine First state, First edition, First Printing of THE CAT IN THE HAT by Dr. Seuss, published by Random House, New York 1957. A handsome copy of this rare book with its original unclipped dust jacket. Please see images. The book has the requisite matte boards with the single signature binding as required for the identification of the true first edition, first printing of this title. The book is in beautiful condition with crisp, clean boards with no edgewear but the slightest touch of rubbing and no stains. Very bright, clean, crisp boards with even the rear white boards being bright white. The binding is tight and square. The boards have no rips and the spine is intact. which is most unusual for this title in which the boards are usually found with damaged spines. The end papers are clean with no inscriptions, no bookplates and no bookstore stamps. One erased spot to the rear end paper. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with no stains, no handling marks, no writing, no bent pages, and no foxing. Beautiful overall clean book. Please see images. The original first edition, first printing dust jacket has benefited from some restoration by an expert paper conservator, and presents in near fine condition. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with no edgewear, no chips, no rips, no stains, no rubbing and no fading. Touch of very slight age toning to rear panel as is typical with this jacket. The jacket is NOT price clipped and has the requisite stated price of 200/200 designating the first edition first printing jacket. Please see images. A vrey handsome example of this collectible Dr. Seuss title with the stunning scarce original jacket and clean, crisp interior at a great price for this title! ADDITIONAL IAMGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional children's rare books and original illustration art [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        From Russia, With Love (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1957,, 1957. FIRST EDITION, First Impression, Binding A. Publisher's hardback binding in pictorial dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping. A very good copy indeed with some dustiness, jacket rubbed to joints and extremities, very small chips/tears to spine ends. No inscriptions or price-clipping. Shows extremely well. 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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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957. First. hardcover. fine. viii, 1168pp. Very thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full dark green morocco, black leather spine label, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Random House, (1957). First Edition. A fine copy. Very small crease on first 4 pages.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Murphy

      New York: Grove Press, 1957 - FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of Beckett's first novel. One of only 100 copies SIGNED BY BECKETT. Octavo, original cloth-backed boards; glassine. Glassine chipped. A couple of faint spots of soiling, but generally fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectorsFolio]
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        Électrostatique courants continus magnétisme

      Eyrolles, 1957. in8 Relié

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        From Russia, With Love (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1957,, 1957. FIRST EDITION, First Impression, Binding A. Pp.253. Publisher's cloth-effect paper over boards in pictorial dust-wrapper illustrated by Richard Chopping. A used copy but with no significant defects; jacket darkened to spine, rubbed to joints with some chips and tears. Preserved in a clamshell box. This is the personal copy of John Alden, founder and chairman of The Alden Press (Oxford) Limited and is accompanied by a statement to this effect signed by his son and heir. A fine association. Provenance: William Alden, by descent. This is one of a small collection of Alden-printed titles offered directly to Adrian Harrington in late 2012. Gilbert A5a (1.1).

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

      Roosevelt, NJ - 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        L’Homme qui Marche [Walking Man]

      Paris: Galerie Maeght, [1957]. Original lithograph on card, 69.8 x 49.5 cm, of Giacometti’s most celebrated image. The poster was also issued without the lettering, in a signed and numbered edition of 200 (the last copy traced at auction was in less than fine condition and fetched 3825€). Although the poster has been reprinted many times, this is from the original edition and printed directly from the stone; later photo-offset reproductions do not give Mourlot as the printer. Very faint marginal waterstaining to one corner, barely visible.

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        The Path to the Nest of Spiders [Signed] [Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno]

      Boston: Beacon Press, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/near fine. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $2,000. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing (bottom edge of spine tail rubbed through, slight bump to the front board's upper corner, modest rubbing to spine head and tiny rubs to board corners), in a Near Fine dust jacket (short closed tear to bottom of front flap fold), SIGNED BY ITALO CALVINO on the front free endpaper and there inscribed by him to noted Bibliophile Burt Britton as follows: "for Burt Britton / Italo Calvino"; Italo Calvino's debut novel, a coming of age novel set against the background of World War II. After the book was published in Italy (1947), the noted Italian author and critic Cesare Pavese praised Calvino as a "squirrel of the pen" who "climbed into the trees, more for fun than fear, to observe partisan life as a fable of the forest." An immensely important author, Calvino was, at his death, the most-translated Italian author of the modern era. Calvino won numerous literary prizes, including, among them, the The Feltrinelli Prize (1972), the Riccione Prize (1947 - for "The Path to the Nest of Spiders", offered here), and the World Fantasy Award (1982 - for Lifetime Achievement) -- Calvino also received a distinction of France's Légion d'Honneur (1981). Indeed, many expected that Calvino would eventually receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Signed copies of the book in any language are absolute hen's teeth. Overall a Very Good + copy of Italo Calvino's debut book, SIGNED BY ITALO CALVINO. RARE.

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        The Shrouded Planet

      Hicksville, NY: Gnome Press, 1957. First Printing of the stated First Edition. Publisher's original binding and dust jacket, octavo, 188pp. Gnome Press File Copy: Signed "Gnome Press/ File Copy/ Martin Greenberg" on the front pastedown and "Robert Silverberg" on the title page. Interior page margins toned, else book in fine condition; and in fine dust jacket, with hint of soiling. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        The Path to the Nest of Spiders [Signed] [Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno]

      Boston: Beacon Press, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/near fine. THIS BOOK MAY BE AVAILABLE AT A 20% DISCOUNT. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR DETAILS. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing (bottom edge of spine tail rubbed through, slight bump to the front board's upper corner, modest rubbing to spine head and tiny rubs to board corners), in a Near Fine dust jacket (short closed tear to bottom of front flap fold), SIGNED BY ITALO CALVINO on the front free endpaper and there inscribed by him to noted Bibliophile Burt Britton as follows: "for Burt Britton / Italo Calvino"; Italo Calvino's debut novel, a coming of age novel set against the background of World War II. After the book was published in Italy (1947), the noted Italian author and critic Cesare Pavese praised Calvino as a "squirrel of the pen" who "climbed into the trees, more for fun than fear, to observe partisan life as a fable of the forest." An immensely important author, Calvino was, at his death, the most-translated Italian author of the modern era. Calvino won numerous literary prizes, including, among them, the The Feltrinelli Prize (1972), the Riccione Prize (1947 - for "The Path to the Nest of Spiders", offered here), and the World Fantasy Award (1982 - for Lifetime Achievement) -- Calvino also received a distinction of France's Légion d'Honneur (1981). Indeed, many expected that Calvino would eventually receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Signed copies of the book in any language are absolute hen's teeth. Overall a Very Good + copy of Italo Calvino's debut book, SIGNED BY ITALO CALVINO. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Black Obelisk

      Harcourt Brace & Co, United States 1957 - Signed by the Author. Clean text. Unread. Light uniform toning to the text block edges else fine. Text block completely square. Red cloth boards & spine, gold spine and front hinge lettering. Dust cover price clipped which is the only defect to this stunning copy. Presents beautifully under new mylar cover. Signed Erich Remarque copies are extremely rare despite his immigration to the US from Nazi Germany in 1939. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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        Trop c'est trop

      Denoël, Paris 1957 - EDITION ORIGINALE. En frontispice, portrait de l'auteur par Bauquier. Tirage à 251 exemplaires numérotés ou lettrés. Un des 55 sur Hollande, SECOND PAPIER. (non rogné) ¤¤¤¤¤ Louis Bauquier était l'assistant de Fernand Léger. A la mort du peintre, il deviendra le directeur du Musée Léger à Biot. JOINT un portrait de Cendrars chez lui, photographie de Pierre Descargues réalisée en 1957 (tirage ancien, 13 x 18 cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Little Richard, Original, Vintage, 1957, Boxing-Style Concert Poster

      1957. Little Richard Original Vintage 1957 Concert Poster, Thursday, August 8, [1957], Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga [Tenn.], produced by Globe Posters of Baltimore with their imprint to the bottom margin. A striking, red and black boxing-style poster, 28.25" by 22", (71.8 cm. by 55.9 cm.), about near fine, on the original card stock, with a touch of soiling and age toning, short closed tears to margins and bottom left corner, with archival tape repair to verso. The poster is stored and will ship flat. The top billing for this all-star touring show belonged to Little Richard, who was riding high in 1957, with seven hit records on the charts, he had also starred in three movies, and in fact only Elvis Presley was enjoying similar success in these early days of rock ‘n’ roll. But this revue also included a formidable line- up of blues and r & b performers many of whom were influential rock ‘n’ roll pioneers. The great soul singer Bobby Bland was enjoying his first #1 hit, Farther Up The Road, in 1957, accompanied by his constant touring partner, Junior Parker, whose Mystery Train had been a hit for Sun Records and had been covered by Elvis in 1955 to even greater acclaim; while currently, Big Maybelle’s, Whole Lotta Shaking Goin’ On, which she first recorded in 1955, was a hit for Jerry Lee Lewis. The revue also included The Five Royales, featuring Lowman Pauling, whose combination of doo-wap, gospel and jump blues would be instrumental in shaping the 50’s soul sound; and the great bluesman Jimmy Reed, a pioneer of electric blues whose vocal style, and harmonica and guitar playing were major influences on several generations of rock musicians. A very scarce and historically significant early rock poster in collectible condition. J1760 . First Printing. About Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: JazzFirst Books]
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        Cévennes - Lausanne *

      À la Baconnière, Neuchâtel - SPES, Lausanne 25.5.1957-1.12.1957. - Cartonnage 29 x 21, couverture bicolore rempliée - Relié toile colza 29 x 23, jaquette illustrée. Duo inhabituel d'albums d'images suscité par une paire de dessins originaux dédicacés et complémentaires sur les pages de garde; celui du premier représente un sobre paysage cévenole, le second deux figurants bien parisiens (les baguettes sous le bras de l'homme en témoigne), le titi et la minette, prolongé par la mention "et bien es-tu content. voilà des personnages". Sympathique réunion provenant de la bibliothèque d'un homme de lettres proche de Géa.On obtiendra, à choix, d'autres exemplaires truffés de dessins (entre 250 et 350 francs) ou de simples dédicaces (plutôt 100/150), voire tout nus(75/100), de ces deux titres sur demande. Éditions originales. L'un des 2'000 exemplaires numérotés, après 20 HC et 30 luxe avec pointe sèche originale - L'un des exemplaires du tirage relié (il en existe en cartonnage souple), après 10 hors commerce & 30 Luxe avec dessin.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Lausanne *

      SPES, Lausanne 1.12.1957. - Reliure similicuir 29 x 23, couverture illustrée. Pour amateur exigeant, en grand papier, très rare - Nous n'en avons jamais vu d'autre. On y trouvera sans peine un dessin à y glisser, tandis que nous aurions le plaisir, une fois n'est pas coutume, de pouvoir le proposer à un prix abaissé. Édition originale. L'un des 30 exemplaires de luxe, non numérotés et sans le dessin annoncé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        REQUIEM FOR A NUN

      New York: Random House, (1957). First Edition. Hardcover. Some rubbing to a small strip at the bottom edges only of both boards; small bookstore label on rear pastedown. About Fine in the scarce original unprinted glassine. Cloth and marbled boards; issued without slipcase. Copy #68 of only 750 numbered copies SIGNED by the author, his first book after winning the Nobel Prize.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Fin de partie, suivi de Acte sans paroles *

      Minuit, Paris 30.1.1957. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Un poil (mais alors juste un) défraîchi. Un retirage de mai fut imprimé sur plus joli papier, mais l'originale reste l'originale. Édition originale, sans mention, après 10 Arches et 50 Marais.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Hawk in The Rain

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        On the Road

      New York: The Viking Pres 1957 - First edition, first printing. A very good copy, with slight wear to the spine head and tail and the front board, minor rubbing to the edges and corners, a light crease to the spine, otherwise a very clean and fresh copy, in a first issue unclipped dust jacket, with slight wear to the hinges, minor chipping to the extremities, slight scuffing to rear panel, and very slight rubbing to the front panel. Overall, an attractive copy without significant wear, which is most endemic to this title. On the Road is Kerouac's second novel and certainly his most renowned. Before the novel's release in 1957, sections of On the Road were published as articles in a variety of literary magazines and were received well by audiences, prompting the publishers to describe the first complete edition as "a publishing event of no small interest." Today, On the Road is better known as the novel that made Jack Kerouac famous and remains popular with younger generations even today. In this work, Kerouac describes his years traveling the United States and Mexico with his friend Neal Cassidy in their youthful search for adventure, excitement, and knowledge of self in a stream of consciousness prose that is as exciting and captivating as the story itself. Interestingly, Kerouac wrote the bulk of this novel in three weeks on a singular 120 foot long scroll and spent years editing and revising before its publication in 1957. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        On The Road

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

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Le fils *

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Town

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Lord of the Flies

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

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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