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        Monty Woodpig's caravan

      Edmund Ward Ltd., 1957.. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound book with an old inked price on the front endpaper, but no ownership marks or inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which has 2 nicks to the front panel. A decent copy of one of the rarest of B.B.'s childrens books

      [Bookseller: Aucott & Thomas]
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        Yavleniya kipeniya i napoobrazovaniya v organizme na bol'shikh vysotakh [Boiling Phenomena and Vapor Formations in the Human Organism at High Altitudes].

      Moscow; Izd-vo Akademii Nauk CCCP, 1957. (Seriya biologicheskaya, No. 3). 26x16 cm. 293-304 pp. + 2 leaves of photographic plates. Original printed wrappers. A stain in lower margin of the second plate, otherwise fine. Offprint of an article published in the Biological Series of the journal Izvestiya Akademii nauk CCCP (News from the Academy of Science of the USSR), with a handwritten note of thanks on the front cover from the author to professor Nils Sundgren (Swedish flight physician), following a visit to Sweden in 1959. All text in Russian. Sold together with: Mikhailov, A. A. (Ed.): Predvaritel'nye itogi nauchnykh issledovanii s pomoshchi?u pervykh sovetskikh iskusstvennykh sputnikov zemli i raket. Sbornik statei / Preliminary results of scientific researches on the first Soviet artificial Earth satellites and rockets. Articles. Moscow; Izd-vo Akademii nauk CCCP, 1958. (XI Section of IGY Program, Rockets and Satellites). 26,5x17,5 cm. 148, (3, 1 blank) pp. Original blue cloth with the Russian title in gold on front board. A few stains on rear board. Contents are fine. Printed in an edition of 5000 copies, and illustrated with tables, graphs, figures and b&w photos, this early collection of articles by Soviet space scientists deals with optical observations of artificial Earth satellites, the study of radio signals from Sputnik I, and the biological effects on dogs of rocket flights into the upper atmosphere. Russian text with English summaries. Inscribed by Kuznetsov to professor Sundgren

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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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        Theory of Superconductivity

      Physical Review 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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        ANATOMY OF CRITICISM. Four Essays. Signed

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

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        Regnbågs-barnen. [The Rainbow Children].

      Under medverkan av Jo Bouillon. Översättning av Margaretha Fogelberg. Stockholm 1957. Rigt illustr. i farver af Piet Worm. Lille 4to. [60] s. Orig. dekoreret kartonnage.. Med dedikation / Inscribed: "With wishes for a merry Xmas and a happy new year from the rain bow children and their mother Josephine Baker 30th nov. 1957"

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        THE TOWN. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1957 First Trade Edition, First Issue. Neatly signed in blue fountain pen on the half title: "William Faulkner". 8vo. 371pp., "5/57" on the dustwrapper's front flap, the eighth line repeated in the tenth line on page 327. Publisher's red cloth with heathered gray endpapers, top edge stained gray, gilt lettering & gray rules to spine, gilt lettering & a single gray rule to the front board. A near fine or better copy in dustwrapper; a couple of tiny closed tear otherwise exceptional, bright & superior. Extremely nice collector's condition for this Snopes Trilogy novel. While signed limited editions abound, signed trade editions are very uncommon as Faulkner generally refused to sign them.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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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 possibly 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.

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        Den heliga Birgitta.

      Himmelska uppenbarelser. Till svenska av Tryggve Lundén. Illustrerad. Malmö, Allhems Förlag, 1957-59. 4:o. 346,+ (1) s.+ planscher; 320,+ (1) s.+ planscher; 355,+ (blank),+ (1) s.+ planscher; 315,+ (blank),+ (1) s.+ planscher. Förlagets rikt gulddekorerade pergamentband med skyddsomslag av transparent plast och hela guldsnitt. Fyra volymer i mycket fint skick. Första kompletta svenska översättningen. Det latinska originalet utkom 1492

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        Himmelska uppenbarelser. I-IV. Till svenska av Tryggve Lundén.

      Malmö; Allhems Förlag, 1957-1959. [29,5x22,5 cm]. 346, (1, 1 blank) s. + 24 planschblad & 320, (1, 1 blank) s. + 20 planschblad & 355, (1, 2 blanka) s. + 28 planschblad & 315, (1, 2 blanka) s. + 77 planschblad. Fyra volymer i förlagets gulddekorerade pergamentband med hela guldsnitt. Genomskinliga skyddsomslag i plast. Några små revor i omslagen. Fjärde volymen med ett par obetydliga fläckar på frampärmen. En mycket fin uppsättning. Det tog Tryggve Lundén (1917-1992) åtta år att fullborda detta verk, som är den första fullständiga svenska översättningen av den latinska originalupplagan av Birgittas uppenbarelser, Revelationes celestes, som utkom i Lübeck år 1492

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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

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        A fabulous archive of two Harry Truman TLS's and related correspondence: " very untrustworthy Republicans are."

      The two TLS's from Harry Truman are in response to two letters from friends about the same subject: a stolen cigarette case. In chronological order, the first letter is from Peyton H. Moss to the President, dated November 15, 1957, relating a conversation between Mr. Moss and his friend Mr. Gans about a cigarette case Gans had received from the President as a thank-you gift for Gans' help with Truman's 1948 campaign in New York. Gans then reluctantly "lent" the case to a Republican acquaintance, to be used as a practical joke with a family member. He never received it back. The President's reply reads: "Dear Mr. Moss: I am sorry that Mr. Gans lost his lighter and am sending you another which I hope you will be kind enough to give to him for me. It is a better one, I believe, than the one he lost and the last of my supply. Sincerely yours, (signed) Harry S. Truman". The next letter is from Mr. Gans to the President, relating the story again about the purloined cigarette case, and thanking him profusely for the new lighter. Truman replies: "Dear Mr. Gans: I am glad you like the lighter, and I am sorry those Republicans got away with your cigarette case. There are very few of them in existence. Your highly appreciated letter confirms how very untrustworthy Republicans are. Of course, if the case is ever returned to you, I may have to retract that statement. Sincerely yours, (signed) Harry S. Truman".

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        Take My Face

      New York : Mystery House , 1957 . First Edition . G/G . 8VO . The only title written by Vance using this pseudonym - he also wrote Isle of Peril at about the same time and published by the same firm using the pseudonym Alan Wade. They were both later issued by Underwood-Miller in a limited edition under Jack Vance's name and this volume was included in The Integral Jack Vance edition under the title Flesh Mask, his preferred title. This is an ex-military lending library copy with all the usual markings to the book and tape and tape residues on the yellow boards, however the priceclipped jacket, altough worn is unmarked. The "Plasti-Kleer" coating seems to be subject to cracking of the surface layer and this is particularly noticeable on the front panel and spine. Some evidence of label removal on the lower spine. One of Vance's scarcest books. Hubin, Currie p 404 CD Version.

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        Derriere le Miroir. N°99-100, Juli-August 1957.

      Mit 4 Farblithographien (davon eine auf dem Umschlag und zwei doppelblattgroße) sowie drei s/w Lithographien (davon eine auf dem Umschlag). Text (in französisch) von Jean Paulhan. Einband am Rand mit leichten Knickspuren, sonst gutes Exemplar.

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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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        CAT IN THE HAT

      1957. 1. SEUSS,DR. THE CAT IN THE HAT. NY:Random Hse. (1957). 8vo, flat paper over boards (not glazed paper), 61p., slightest of rubbing on edges else fine in sl. frayed dw that is not price clipped but never had a printed price, however it is inscribed by the original owner June 1957 and this title was issued in the Spring of 1957! The original price of this book is the cause of considerable confusion. This first reader was originally published at $2.00. When the publishers decided to make a series of beginning readers, they priced all of them at $1.95 and lowered the price of this title to conform, thus the price of this book went down instead of up as time went by. However there are copies like this one with no printed price at all that were issued after the 200/200 price but before the 195/195 price. They are considered first editions, later issues, Illustrated in bright color throughout. The importance of this book cannot be overstated. In addition to becoming a household name, the Cat In The Hat is extremely important in the history of education and children's literature. At the same time that it was amusing, it was bringing the basic concepts of reading to tens of thousands of little children who were learning without being "taught". It was a marked departure from the boring Dick and Jane type reader. The challenge of writing an entire book using only 220 different words and making the book enjoyable was enormous. Teachers began to use this book in their classrooms and it was not long before the Cat In The Hat became an American icon. First editions of this title are extremely scarce.

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        The Reefs of Taprobane: Underwater Adventures Around Ceylon

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. (1957). First. First American edition. Spine slightly faded, else near fine without dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (Islands in the Sky): "To Ian and Elsa, with my very best wishes for your future happiness - and hoping that you'll be able to visit us here one day. Arthur, 13 March '59." Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist, who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy, and not a book one usually finds signed by Clarke. .

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      LONDON: GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN, 1957.. Illustrated by TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. 2nd Edition. Hard Back. VG/VG. 190x130mm Approx Green boards with black illustrated boards and black titles to spine.190x130mm approx. Maps to end papers. 315 nos.pp. Colour frontis + 8 other unspecified b/w illustrations. 9th Impression 1957 of Tolkien's classic work. VG/VG (Book- minor shelf rubbing to extremities. Book block square and binding sound and tight, seemingly unread. No previous owner name or insc. Light shelf soiling /staining to top edge of book block typical of a liquid splash. Dust Jacket- rubbing with colour loss to extremities and a little associated paper loss max 2x2mm approx. at head rear spine fold. Light soiling -red wine splash? to rear panel of 20x25mm approx. Not particularly noticeable but worthy of mention. A few foxing marks showing through to white of front panel and spine a little sun taned. Top and bottom margins of flap folds also a little discoloured the front top fold also showing sign of liquid spilage referred to above of up to 5mm. Despite stated faults the copy offered for sale remains in collectable condition and is now protected in a proprietary wrapper. Non price clipped-cover 12s6d.) Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale.

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        Transatlantic Communications. [11 papers, see below].

      New York, American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1957. 8vo. Volume 36, 1957 of "The Bell System Technical Journal". In the original printed blue wrappers. Sunning to spine, and very minor spotting to wrappers. Internally near mint. 348 pp.. First edition of the first technical description of the TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system. The 2,240-mile cable was laid by the cableship Monarch and ran from Gallanach Bay, near Oban in Argyll, to Clarenville, Canada."The papers that follow describe the design, manufacture and installation of the first transatlantic telephone cable system with all its component parts, including the connection microwave radio-relay system in Nova Scotia." (From the introduction to the present volume)."Years of development led up to 1956 when the first transatlantic telephone cable system started carrying calls; this is an interesting story in itself. Two coaxial cables about 20 miles apart carried 36 two-way circuits. Nearly 50 sophisticated repeaters were spaced from 10 to 40 miles along the way. Each vacuum tube repeater contained 5,000 parts and cost almost $100,000." (Petruzzellis, Thomas. Telephone Projects for the Evil Genius, 2008, p. 4). The electronic repeaters, the devices that held together the many separate cables, were designed by the Bell Telephone Laboratories. In terms of reliable operation, the most critical component of the system was the repeater. These devices, spaced at intervals of 37.5 nautical miles along the cable, compensated for loss. The repeaters were of a unique flexible design, which allowed them to be handled in the same manner as cable.TAT-1 carried the Moscow-Washington hotline between the American and Soviet heads of state.Other papers of interest contained in the present volume:1. Kelly, Dr. Mervin J.; Radley, Sir Gordon. Transatlantic Communications - An Historical Resume. Pp. 1-5.2. Mottram, E.T.; Halsey, R.J.; Emling, J.W.; Griffith, R.G. Transatlantic Telephone Cable System - Planning and Over-All Performance. Pp. 7-27.3. Lewis, H.A.; Tucker, R.S.; Lovell, G.H.; Fraser, J. M. System Design for the North Atlantic Link. Pp. 29-68.4. Gleichmann, T.F.; Lince, A.H.; Wooley, M.C.; Braga, F.J. Repeater Design for the North Atlantic Link. Pp. 69-101. 5. Lamb, H.A.; Heffner, W.W. Repeater Production for the North Atlantic Link. Pp. 103-138. 6. Meszaros, G.W.; Spencer, H.H. Power Feed Equipment for the North Atlantic Link. Pp. 139-162.7. McNally, J.O.; Metson, G.H.; Veazie, E.A.; Holmes, M.F. Electron Tubes for the Transatlantic Cable System. Pp. 163-188.8. Lebert, A.W.; Fischer, H.B.; Biskeborn, M.C. Cable Design and Manufacture for the Transatlantic Submarine Cable System. Pp. 189-216.9. Halsey, R.J.; Bampton, J.F. System Design for the Newfoundland-Nova Scotia Link. Pp. 217-244.10. Brockbank, R.A.; Walker, D.C.; Welsby, V.G. Repeater Design for the Newfoundland-Nova Scotia Link. Pp. 245-276.11. Thomas, J.F.P.; Kelly, R. Power-Feed System for the Newfoundland-Nova Scotia Link. Pp. 277-292.12. Jack, J.S.; Leech, Capt. W.H.; Lewis, H.A. Route Selection and Cable Laying for the Transatlantic Cable System. Pp. 293-326

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        Atlas Shrugged ( 1st/1st - Ayn Rand's Magnum Opus - First Edition )

      Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Cloth binding with gold lettering. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards with a few light spots, book is tight and square, light shelf wear, clean pages, tight spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket priced at $6.95 and dated 10/57 at the front flap, author's photo at the rear panel, shelf wear at the edges, rubbing at the folds, short tears, clean jacket.

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      New York: Random House, 1957 A very nice example. First edition, first issue, correctly priced $6.95 dustwrapper with 10/57 on the lower front flap & the publisher's name in full on the bottom rear flap. Thick octavo, pp1171, dark blue topstain as issued. A fine copy with spotless covers & fresh text block free of any blemishes; neat name on the front pastedown mostly hidden by the front flap of the dustwrapper, in a very good or better, bright example of the superb Salter designed dustwrapper which shows a bit of rubbing to the spine crown & heel & spine fold. A complete & desirable example; colors strong with excellent depth in the famous purple, green, blue, yellow & red hues. The Classic Rand - amongst all modern firsts, this dustwrapper is probably our favorite for its richness of design. In our custom TBCL Atlas slipcase with the wrapper design 'sculpted' on the side. [TBCL cases are available separately, feel free to inquire] Perrin A4.. 1st Edition.

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        Atlas Shrugged ( 1st/1st - Ayn Rand's Magnum Opus - First Edition )

      Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Cloth binding with gold lettering. Book Condition: Good, shelf wear, spots on the boards, small paint mark at the front board, stain at the spine, dampstain at the top edge of the pages with some blue ink run and rippling, repairs at the rear endpaper hinge. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket priced at $6.95 and dated 10/57 at the front flap, author's photo at the rear panel, shelf wear, chipping, surface tears.

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        Conversations with Artists. Introduction by Alexander Eliot

      New York: Devin-Adair, 1957. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Red textured boards, lettered in white; dustjacket; 234pp. Inscribed by Rodman on front endpaper: "For Ben & Bernarda (hoping it will break their long silence!) affectionately Selden," dated April 1957. Moderate wear; spine leaning slightly; jacket faded on spine and with a 1" loss on rear panel, just into text; Good to Very Good. & & An important association copy. Rodman's relationship with Shahn extended at least as far back as the thirties, and his biography of Shahn, published in 1951, was the first full-scale study of the artist and his work. In the present volume, Shahn is represented by two interviews, the second of which comes at the very end of the book forming a sort of postscript.

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        Untitled Original Woodcut, 1957 [in] Polemic: A Journal of Contemporary Ideas, Vol. II, no. 1 (Spring, 1957)

      Oberlin, OH: Adelbert college Student Council, Western Reserve University, 1957. First Edition. Single issue of the student art-literary magazine of Adelbert College (now part of Case Western Reserve University), edited by George Skillman. Small quarto (ca. 26cm x 20cm); 80pp, with 4 inserted leaves of plates included in pagination. Small tear to paper at upper spine; mild external soil, else Near Fine. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label inside front cover. & & Page 23 is an original, unsigned and untitled woodcut by Roy Lichtenstein, pressed from wood block in black ink on hand-made mulberry paper (CORLETT III.1). According to Corlett (The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: a Catalogue Raisonné, 1997) this is one of two abstract wood engravings executed by Lichtenstein for Polemic in 1957 and 1959. Of the two, the current work is by far the scarcer; edition size is unknown, but an editor's statement in the first issue of 1958 puts the magazine's circulation at 2,000. We suspect it was considerably less for this earlier issue. Other contributors to this issue include B.F. Ford, Bruce Sharpe, Julia Kertiss Tucker, Barbara Wood, others.

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      1957. 1. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. LITTLE BEAR by Else Homelund Minarik. NY: Harper & Brothers Bros (1957). 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine in dust wrapper (3 chips on spine of dw). 1st edition (correct price, no ads for later titles in the series). This is the FIRST TITLE IN THE LITTLE BEAR SERIES, wonderfully illustrated in color on nearly every page by Sendak. Scarce.

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        (Hamburg 1929 - 1925). Zwei Schwestern. Farbholzschnitt von 1957. Signiert, datiert, numeriert. 80 x 50,8 cm. Unter Passepartout schön gerahmt.

      Brockstedt R 22a; Vogel 68.- Schöner farbsatter Druck in Violett, Grau- und Brauntönen sowie Schwarz. Nr. 22/50 Exemplaren. Auf schwerem strukturiertem Bütten von Hahnemühle. Späterer Druck (von 1987) der Galerie Brockstedt vom Originalstock.

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        Bitter Lemons [Signed by Durrell and by George Seferis]

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. A Very Good + copy of the first American edition, first printing (slightly askew and with some leaning, spine ends pushed, lower front corner of front board turns gently inward, rather minor wear), in a Very Good dust jacket (general soiling, some wear at the spine ends and panel corners), SIGNED BY LAWRENCE DURRELL on the title page and INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY NOBEL PRIZE-WINNER GEORGE SEFERIS TO REX WARNER on the half-title (with Rex Warner's name written in English and Seferis' signature and his inscription in Greek). Simultaneously published in hardcover and in paperback, hardcover copies of the book are, of course, the scarcer of the two. Jacketed hardcover copies of both the first UK printing and of the first American edition are surprisingly scarce, and copies signed by Durrell are, in our experience, rarely seen. In "Bitter Lemons", Durrell tells of the three years (1953-1956) he spent in Cyprus (where he moved with Sappho Jane, his daughter by Eve Cohen, Durrell's second wife and the model for the character Justine in the Alexandria Quartet), first living there as a visitor, then as a homeowner and teacher, and finally as Press Advisor to the British Government during the Enosis (a chaotic period during which many Cypriots sought the incorporation of Cyprus into Greece and which, in 1955 gave birth to the violent pro-Enosis movement known as the EOKA whose military wing, led by George Grivas, sabotaged military installations, ambushed military convoys and patrols, and assassinated British soldiers and local informers.) George Seferis first visited Cyprus in 1963 and immediately fell in love with the island. As an important Greek Diplomat who ultimately became Ambassador to the UK, Seferis spent much time and effort seeking a resolution of the Cyprus question, investing a great deal of effort and allowing his personal views to intrude on his diplomatic efforts. Also one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, Seferis won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture", making him the first Greek ever to have received the Prize. British author Rex Warner, to whom Seferis has inscribed the book, was Seferis' close friend and frequent translator. In addition to their deep relationship as friends, each man held the other in high regard, and Warner's excellent translations of his work were a major factor in Seferis' winning the Prize. Durrell, Seferis, and Warner all were fascinated by Cyprus and this rare copy of "Bitter Lemons" joins together the three great authors in a way that no other book can. An important copy of Durrell's autobiographical work in Very Good condition, exceedingly scarce when SIGNED BY LAWRENCE DURRELL and quite RARE when SIGNED BY LAWRENCE DURRELL AND BY NOBEL PRIZE WINNER GEORGE SEFERIS. RARE INDEED.

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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM SIGNED: "A Nearly Next to Naught Song

      [@1957]. Manuscript. Fine. Fair copy AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of a complete poem of 29 lines titled "A Nearly Next to Naught Song," completely in Frost's hand and SIGNED by him at the conclusion with the dedication "For Richard Hocking/once the author's pupil for/a lesson or two at Shady Hill/or rather on the porch on/Irving Street" on a 6-1/8" x 7-3/4" piece of paper. In the upper right corner in pencil Hocking has written "1957." The text is the poem published as "A Never Naught Song" in the 1962 volume IN THE CLEARING. In this version Frost has eliminated two lines--"Out of coming-in/Into having been!"--and made various other changes in words and punctuation. The Houghton Library at Harvard has a Frost notebook, undated, containing this poem titled as "A Next to Nearly Naught Song." It is one of two poems by Frost along with "All Revelations" (1938) concerned with descriptions of the quantum nature of atoms.

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        Fin de Partie

      Les Editions de Minuit, Paris,, 1957. suivi Acte Sans Paroles. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in black and blue. Housed in a black cloth slipcase and chemise. Pages browned as usual, spine gently rolled and a little tanned. Excellent. First Trade Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription, "Pour Georges [?] en hommage et reconnaissance Sam Beckett Paris, fevrier 1957". One of Beckett's finest plays. Uncommon with a contemporary presentation inscription.

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        At Lady Molly's. A Novel.

      London: Heinemann, (1957).. First edition, (viii), 240 pp. Loosely inserted is a handwritten postcard from the author. Cloth, d.w., not price clipped, some rubbing and browning, minor loss to the spine ends. The postcard, of a Hebrew illuminated manuscript in the Bodleian Library, is dated January 1988 and was written from the author's home in Somerset. Sending new year's greetings, he touches on his parents' time spent living in Brighton, commenting "It must be a splendid place to be retired in". The fourth volume in Powell's "Dance to the Music of Time" series.

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1957 9th Impression in Dustjacket

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1957. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the 5th impression of the 2nd Edition, or 9th impression overall, published in 1957 by Allen and Unwin. Decorative map endpapers in Fine condition, bright and clean, no names or writing. Color frontispiece, mono plates, and text block all in Fine condition. The boards show one bumped corner, with the cloth clean and bright, unmarked. This copy is in its original stated 9th impression, non-price clipped dustjacket in Very Good Plus condition. Has minor loss at the folds, but no chips or tears to the edges, and virtually no loss to the top and bottom of the spine, only minor rubbing along the folds. The dustjacket is lightly soiled with a bit of tanning to the spine. Pages are clean and bright, no tears or stains, no foxing or offsetting. A beautiful collectable copy. Scarce in this wonderful condition. A custom faux leather clamshell, stamped with Tolkien's Mountains and Dragon design to protect and show this classic of fantasy literature. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Very Good Plus.

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        The Alexandria Quartet : Justine; Balthazar; Mount Olive; Clea

      Faber & Faber 1957 - 1960. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. All first editions first impressions in Fine condition. Exquisitely recased by Bayntun-Riviere in full blue morocco, hand-marbled endpapers, in matching bespoke slip-case. All edges gilt, gilt titling to spines All in superb condition. All bright, clean crisp, and as close to mint as 50 + years will permit. A superb set.

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        I Blow My Own Horn (First Edition, inscribed by Jesse L. Lasky)

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1957. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Jesse Lasky on the half-title page: "Hon. James Douglas: / I am happy to autograph this book, because it contains a brief account of one of the finest gentlemen in the Motion Picture Industry--my good friend Merian C. Cooper. / Sincerely / Jesse L. Lasky / H'wood Aug 12/57." Around 1914, Lasky and Adolph Zukor began distributing their films through a new interstate concerned called Paramount Pictures, and the move was so successful that the two men went on to form the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation in 1916, which became the parent entity of Paramount. Lasky went on to produce hundreds of films (including Wings, The Last Command, and Sergeant York) for the new concern, which continues today to be one of the giants of the film industry. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is bright and clean, with only some rubbing at the corners to note. Lasky's memoir of his years in show business, the only copy signed by him that we have ever encountered.

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        Five original drawings

      (1957-1959). Pen and ink on paper of varying sizes and finishes. All are signed by the artist, William Steig. These drawings were produced for an advertising campaign for the Butcher Polish Company of Marlborough, Massachusetts, which saw itself leading its market during this period. Steig’s drawings feature various faces wearing a panorama of expressions, from despair to hope. One shows a man wearing a polka-dotted bow tie and a halo, with his hand raised in benediction, and another depicts a kerchiefed woman smiling and looking into her open purse. Steig, best known for his illustrated children’s books and New Yorker cartoons, began working in advertising after the success of his book, The Lonely People, in 1942. The drawings bear labels on the reverse from N. W. Ayer and Son in Philadelphia, the first advertising agency in the United States. All but one of the drawings are mounted on board. One of the drawings is marked in the margins with measurements and notes in pencil from the layout process, and another is marked on the mat. All are fine.

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        Paul Trebilcock Portraits

      No. 284, a remarkable example from the privately printed first book on the artist limited to 500 copies, with a later signed gift presentation by Paul Trebilcock to John F. Dierberger and with a laid-in (now in an archival sleeve) well-preserved, 2 pages signed typed letter from the artist to Dierberger on his portrait painting of Anne Hopkins owned by the recipient and reproduced in the book as plate 12, the letter on the artist's handmade correspondence stationary with printed address heading, documenting the gift, and with much interesting, previously unknown information about the painting of the portrait of Anne Hopkins, known after her 1957 marriage, as Anne Hopkins Aitken [1911-1994] with detail on 2 of the sittings and on the Hopkins family, the letter closing with a remembrance of Robert Harshe (then Director of the Art Institute of Chicago) and his assistance to Paul Trebilcock with a postscript on the Cornwall origins of the artist's family. Anne Hopkins Aitken, the prominent American Zen Buddhist, a practitioner of Sanbo Kyodan and co-founder of the Diamond Sangha, studied with Yasutani Haku'un and was married to the prominent American Zen Buddhist abbot and author, Robert Baker Aitken. LETTER: 2 sheets, standard size, handmade stationary, heading printed with Trebilcock's Manhattan co-op address and phone no. (He lived there from the 1930's to his death.), typed in black ink, typed recipient address and date, body of letter-54 lines in 8 paragraphs, signed with a ballpoint pen in blue ink, signature carefully done in a forceful hand with customary space before second syllable in family name, in reply on return from Europe to John F. Dierberger of Los Altos, California, November 5, 1970, (42 years after book published) re: his 1926 portrait painting of Anne Hopkins, "at about the age of 15", now owned by Dierberger and apparently purchased in the San Francisco Bay area, who sent a color reproduction to Trebilcock with a request for information. Trebilcock, expansive on the subject, includes interesting detail on 2 of the sittings, Anne Hopkins and the Hopkins family, and a remembrance of Robert Harshe, then Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, who visited during a sitting. Thanking Dierberger for the reproduction, ("Because I have seen only black-and-white reproductions in the intervening years, I have almost forgotten the color."), Trebilcock writes he is sending the book with its reproduction of the Anne Hopkins portrait (plate no. 12), as a gift. Letter closes with a witty postscript on the derivation and pronunciation of his name and his family's immigration from Cornwall, "Cornwall is a duchy at the southwestern corner of England, pointing like a finger toward America. (My grandfather apparently thought so.)". PRESENTATION: on justification page with recipient name, closing salutation and full signature in blue ink, numbered 284 in black ink with fountain pen. FORMAT: As issued, sienna wood grain paper boards, sewn with similar handmade sienna endpapers, with stamped in black title label on upper board, decorated and lettered in genuine gold leaf, triple ruled with elegant arrow accents and lettered in gilt with arrow accents on spine, in the original, plain light sepia glassine dust wrapper. SIZE: 24 x 17.4 cm or 9.45 x 6.85 inches, as issued. CONDITION DETAIL: Letter: Excellent: clean and bright, some light dot offset in letter bodies: 1 transmittal fold: 1 minute outer edge chip, 1 tip with rub, 2 corners with trace bend, a few slight fingering pressure marks. Book: Pages: clean: some with slight fingering pressure marks: some with very light fore-edge wear: last few sheets with inkless offset from presentation. Boards: bright: light bottom edge wear: 1 small puncture hole-lower board only near head of gutter-doesn't continue. Binding: Excellent: spine with light slant. Glassine Wrapper: Near Good, now in transparent plastic protective wrapper. No toning: upper wrapper with pressure offset from board title, chipped adjacent to front flap: series of small chips along bottom edge: closed tears at rear: crown & foot wear with some loss, mostly to crown. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 54 pages with 16 full-page b/w plates, the suite of 15 plates with facing captions, studio portraits done in the mid-1920's in Chicago, including Mayor William E. Dever, Trebilcock's wife, Amaylia Castaldo, and Mary Virginia Ellet Cabell, founding officer of the DAR: [1] leaf, front blank, text to p. 17, interview and essay reprinted, from Christian Science Monitor and Chicago Herald and Examiner respectively, prelims with biographical info including honors and a partial list of portraits (5 reproduced), illustrated with captioned frontispiece self-portrait, the self-portrait discussed in Heitkamp's essay + 15 portrait plates; [2] rear blank leaves. TREBILCOCK: studied with Leopold Seyffert at the Art Institute of Chicago, influenced by William Orpen and John Singer Sargent, whom he met in 1925. Institutions with his portraits include: Yale University Art Gallery, Deering Library at Northwestern and the Houghton Library at Harvard. REFERENCE: Watson, Twenty painters and how they work. OTHER IMAGES: by request.

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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. Light offsetting to the front endpage, else fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Dust jacket art by famed Australian artist Sydney Nolan.

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        TYPED LETTER, SIGNED ("John")

      New York. 22 November 1957.. One page, on quarto sheet of personal letterhead. Ca. 225 words, signed in pencil, with a number of typographic corrections and one in pencil. Folded for mailing, with light use and short tear in top blank margin, archivally encapsulated and mounted in an extravagant gilt full morocco folder. James S. Copley bookplate on marbled folder pastedown. To "Ray" [i.e. Ray Bassender, the Steinbecks' builder and contractor in Sag Harbor] regretting having missed his visit to New York, and observing: "It has been a long time since we have brinked together and furthermore I have certain semantic matters that I have never been able to get over to you. I do like Ike. But the word like has two distinct meanings. One may 'like' as I 'like' that bay gelding in the fourth race, and then there is the liking one has for dogs and children and idiots of even disposition. In the second sense, I like Ike very much. Why, Hell! man, I even like Taft. I think he is doing a wonderful job -- perhaps a better job than Ike is doing, albeit in the same manner ...." He further discusses a "damned osprey which went out of control. From nowon [sic] I am having ospreys equipped with a self destructive mechanism like the self- directed missiles of the Air Force. Any osprey which may in the future get off limits will explode and fall harmlessly into the ocean, band and all ...." Signed "Yours, John." Steinbeck's "My War with the Osprey" had appeared in HOLIDAY in March the same year, and Bassender figures in the context of the events there recorded.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      London: Faber letterhead, 7 Nov, 1957. To Miss C. von Koschembahr. Quarto. Single page with integral airmail envelope. Lightly creased from mailing but fine. A gentle and unusually revealing letter from Eliot to a patron of some budding poet from whom he had received a group of poetry submitted in the hope of publication. "I am increasingly fearful as I grow older of the responsibility of pronouncing on poetry of the very young, and increasingly doubtful of my discrimination, but I am afraid I must say that I am not really impressed with your unfortunate young friend's poems. It seems to me that he is working off some of his private bitterness and frustration..." Letters from Eliot in his capacity as editor in chief at Faber are typically terse and businesslike. Examples as charming as the present one are uncommon, and indeed his critical assessment is not without self-reflexive significance, when we remember that Eliot had once denounced his own magnum opus The Waste Land in similar terms, as "only the relief of a personal and wholly insignificant grouse against life".

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

      London: Faber & Faber, 1957. Red lettered cream cloth with dancing cats on the front panel. Wrapped in the Nicolas Bentley dust jacket. This copy inscribed by the author on the title page "Inscribed for Miss Kathleen Horseman by Old Possum T. S. Eliot" An 8th impression, there is some soiling to the jacket and some slight wowing to the boards. Iconic title. Rare inscribed.. Inscribed by the Author. 8th Impresson. Cloth. VG/VG. Illus. by Nicolas Bentley. 8vo.

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        Superfluidty and Superconductivity.

      1st edition.  Reviews of Modern Physics volume 29, no 2, April 1957  4to.  Original wrappers.This article by Feynman occupies pp 205-213 in this issue (comprising pp 159-254). Other articles include Bargmann on relativity, Weisskopf on Nuc Physics, Yukawa on Meson Theory, Phil Morrison on the Origin f Cosmic Rays, and others. In the original orange wrappers. Excellent copy.  $350

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        ON THE ROAD. Signed

      New York: The Viking Press, 1957 Kerouac, Jack. ON THE ROAD. Signed. New York: Viking Press, 1957. 8vo., 310pp. A very good or better copy, the white spine lettering partially rubbed, evidence of a bookplate having been removed from the front free endpaper otherwise the book block is clean & free of blemish. Kerouac has signed in black ink at the top of the second blank page which has likely been added later to this copy. Notwithstanding it is indeed signed & as such not to be toyed with as there are only a handful of really top-of-mind modern titles & right beside Catcher & Mockingbird sits OTR or is it the other way round? The dustwrapper is very good or better having been professionally restored with work done primarily at the spine heel & crown. An extremely good copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        ON THE ROAD

      New York: The Viking Press, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. The book is like new with a small ticket from a California bookstore on the lower front pastedown, a habit of new bookstores that more or less died in the 1960s. The first issue dustwrapper is complete with a hardly noticeable closed half-inch tear to the top of the front and a slightly longer and jagged closed tear to the bottom rear which has mild soiling. Only mild sunning to the spine which has very light wear to the tips but no chipping. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. The longtime reigning champ of Beat Literature, with the many hints of it being turned into a film over the years finally realized with the movie to be released this December. A significantly above-average copy of a significant book that still resonates with many of its readers more than fifty years after its initial publication.

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        On The Road

      New York. The Viking Press. 1957. Bound in white titled, black cloth over boards. 8vo. This copy conforms to all bibliographical points required for The First Printing and First Issue Dustwrapper. On the Road was written in April 1951, and published by Viking Press in 1957. It is a largely autobiographical work that was based on the spontaneous road trips of Kerouac and his friends across mid-century America. It is often considered a defining work of the postwar Beat Generation that was inspired by jazz, poetry, and drug experiences. While many of the names and details of Kerouac's experiences are changed for the novel, hundreds of references in On the Road have real-world counterparts. When the book was originally released, The New York Times hailed it as "the most beautifully executed, the clearest and most important utterance" of Kerouac's generation. Small stain to bottom edge, not intruding onto internal pages,else a Very Fine, exquisitely preserved, bright and tight copy without the usual sunning to spine. Near Fine, crisp, bright un-restored and unclipped 1st issue dustwrapper presents a small 1/2" piece lacking from headpiece (with no effect to titles) as well a various minor rubbing creasing to extremities. A most beautiful copy of this icon of Modern American Literature.

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