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        Coup de Grâce

      New York: Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy, 1957. 1st American edition. A contemporary, signed, inscription from Yourcenar, fills the front free endpaper with a long quotation. Fine in fine dustjacket. Marguerite Yourcenar is under appreciated but will ambush you like identity theft. In Coup de Grâce a Prussian officer murders the woman who loves him because he loves her brother, in line with the central figures throughout her fiction, men torn between their passions and society's demands, during key moments of history. After WW II, she lived in France and the U. S. with her partner, Grace Frick, who translated this book into English. In 1950 they moved to Maine, and in 1980 (go Margot) Yourcenar became the first woman elected to the Academie Française (all customs were once eccentricities), that elitist society, created by Cardinal Richelieu in 1634 (the very Richelieu from The Three Musketeers), limited to 40 constituents entrusted with guarding French culture and to which admission is only upon the death of a sitting member (you can write your own joke here)_______________. Fine / fine.

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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 E.M. Cioran au révérend père Ignace Lepp. Dos légèrement et marginalement insolé comme souvent, une annotation au stylo bille rouge du dédicataire en marge de la page 25, exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition for which it was not drawn from great papers, one of the review copies service. Autograph signed by EM Cioran to Reverend Father Ignace Lepp. Back slightly and marginally insolated as often, a red ballpoint pen annotation of the dedicatee in margin of page 25, complete copy of his prayer to insert. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A Theory of the Consumption Function

      Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (Correct titles and price on jacket.) 243 p. Navy cloth in gilt lettering. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Very light scuffing to cloth. Jacket spine panel sunned, light wear along edges, small crease in bottom front tip, price intact ($4.75). A very nice copy of an early economics text by the 1976 Nobel laureate.

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        ANNALI DELLA SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA Serie II Vol XXVI

      PISA: SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA, 1957. BROSSURA. BUONO. 21 28. I II USATO

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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA

      LA NUOVA ITALIA, FIRENZE 1957 - ITALIANO Volume terzo relativo al "Paradiso", a cura di Natalino Sapegno. Copertina protetta da plastifica con rimbocchi. Aloni di umidità e scurimento del dorso. Annotazioni manoscritte a penna alla carta di guardia, al frontespizio ed all'occhiello. Titolo in rosso al frontespizio. Presenti sottolineature e note a margine durante lo scorrimento dei testi. Annotazioni anche alla pagina, precedente all'indice. Pagine parzialmente distaccate dal dorso. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

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        The Cat in the Hat

      New York: Random House, 1957. Younger and Hirsch condition 2. No price on DJ, single signature binding, unglazed boards. No inscriptions/markings in text block. Tail of upper board showing wear, both lower corners bumped. DJ 1/4" chip on bottom tail, shelf wear with cracking to lower right corner of jacket. Covered in Mylar. Very good + / very good.

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        On the Road.

      New York: Viking Press,, 1957. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front cover in white, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom blue morocco-backed black cloth folding-case. Minor wear at extremities; an excellent copy in the jacket with slight creasing to extremities and small chip to head of rear panel. First edition, first printing. A highly important presentation copy, inscribed by the author to John Montgomery with a drawing by Kerouac of the ghost of the Susquehanna, relating to both On the Road and The Dharma Bums. Montgomery was a Berkeley librarian who, according to Gerald Nocosial, "fascinated Jack with his scholarly non sequiturs." In October 1955, the poet Gary Snyder and Montgomery fitted Kerouac up with hiking gear and the three of them hiked up the 12,000-foot ridge of Matterhorn Mountain in Yosemite. This episode was to be transformed by Kerouac in to a key event in his celebrated novel, The Dharma Bums. In the novel, Montgomery is depicted as Henry Morley and Snyder, Japhy Ryder. Kerouac described the three men's expedition as "all completely serious, all completely hallucinated, all completely happy". Kerouac's evocative drawing depicts the Ghost of the Susquehanna, described in chapter 14 of part one of On the Road. "It was the night of the Ghost of the Susquehanna. The Ghost was a shrivelled little old man with a paper satchel who claimed he was headed for 'Canady.' He walked very fast, commanding me to follow, and said there was a bridge up ahead we could cross... as far as I could see he was just a semi-respectable walking hobo of some kind who had covered the entire Eastern Wilderness on foot... We were bums together. We walked seven miles along the mournful Susquehanna. It is a terrifying river. It has bushy cliffs on both sides that lean like hairy ghosts over the unknown waters. Inky night covers all... I thought all the wilderness of America was in the West till the Ghost of the Susquehanna showed me different..." While the Ghost undoubtedly has its origins in a hobo Kerouac encountered in western Pennsylvania, the vision is also inspired by a recurring nightmare, which Kerouac related to Allen Ginsburg and others in the late 1940s. He dreamed repeatedly of being pursued by a "Hooded Wayfarer without a Name." Kerouac came to believe that the hooded figure was merely his own self wearing a shroud. The first draft of On the Road to contain a scene approximating his dreams of the shrouded stranger was produced in 1951. Provenance: John McVey Montgomery (1919–1992); sold by him c.1988 via a Californian book dealer to Ken Lopez and Tom Congalton; subsequently in the noted Kerouac collection of Airick Kredell (1950–2004); sold in 2004 by Skyline Books to a private collector in London.

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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House Inc, 1957. Book. Fine. Hardcover. A First Edition, First Printing. Beautifully rebound in full black morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, top edge gilt. Text pages extremely fresh, a fine copy in a very handsome full leather binding..

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        FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE

      Cape: London, 1957. First printing. Black boards. Page edges very lightly yellowed, with light mottling to top page edges, tidy ink owner name on front free endpaper; else fine, corners sharp. The dust jacket spine is a bit yellowed, with a bit of rubbing to the folds and tiny nicks and chips to corners; yellowing to front flap fold; small tear to upper inner corner of front panel; rear panel is yellowed and rippled from damp, including a tide mark in bottom margin; in all VG minus, flap price (13s6d) intact. As there are no damp marks on the rear cover of the book, I feel sure this jacket was supplied from another copy. The fifth James Bond novel, the one in which he battles SMERSH. Basis of the 1964 film classic starring Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, and Lotte Leyna. Considered by many to be the best of Bond, movie and book. Also, the first of the Chopping dust jackets. An interesting footnote: the actual first printing sheets were found unsatisfactory by Cape, who sold them all to Foyle's Book Club. Thus, this Cape first was actually made from second printing sheets. But no matter, it is this edition everyone wants. Binding: Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

      New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing, with points present as per Younger & Hirsch. Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket with price of 250/250 intact, and 14 titles listed on the rear flap; 13 titles listed at end of pages. Signed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free end paper, in his usual spot at the bottom corner. Light edge wear. Spine lightly sunned at edges, and with a light shelf lean. Pages are unmarked but show moderate reading wear, with a short closed tear to the edge of one page. The dust jacket shows sunning to the spine panel, light creasing and edge wear. A lovely copy of the first printing, in a first issue dust jacket, signed by Dr. Seuss.

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        The Cat in the Hat

      Random House 1957 - An early printing with a charming inscription from Dr. Seuss mentioning the Cat in the Hat. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Golda Meir

      c. 1957-1965. Exceedingly rare Autograph Letter Signed <i>"<b>Golda</b>"</i> as Israeli Foreign Minister, on her 3.75" x 2" business card imprinted in Hebrew <i>"Golda Meir/Foreign Minister."</i> In Hebrew, translated. To Baruch (Zuckerman). In full <i>"<b>Dear Baruch, I am very sorry that I will not be able to attend your birthday, along with your whole family. A thrombosis in my leg has put me in the hospital. Had I come I would have asked for permission to say what is in my heart. I will wait for another opportunity and for now I will only send you my best wishes and many returns. I send my love to you, Nina and the girls.</b>"</i> <br><br>As Golda Meir served as Israeli Foreign Minister from July 1956 to January 1966 and Baruch Zuckerman's birthday was June 26th, this letter must have been written between 1957 and 1965. When she announced her retirement as Foreign Minister, Meir cited her health problems as part of the reason, so the letter, penned from her hospital bed, was most probably written in the early 1960s. It is in fine condition with an indiscernible mid-vertical fold. <br><br>Autograph Letters Signed of Golda Meir are virtually unobtainable. In the last 27 years, while Meir Typed Letters Signed have appeared at major auction houses from time to time, not one ALS has ever been offered for sale. This one, written to an early Zionist leader, is one of exceptional Israeli historical association.<br><br>Baruch Zuckerman (1887-1970) emigrated from Poland to the United States in 1904 and, inspired by Herzl, founded the Poale Zion Publishing Association in New York which published the works of leading Zionists who sought to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Poale Zion (Hebrew for Workers of Zion) was a movement of Marxist Zionist workers circles founded in various Russian cities around 1900 and in New York City in 1903. He was executive director of the People's Relief Committee from 1915 to 1924 when it disbanded, and accompanied Herbert Hoover and investment banker Herbert Lehman to Poland to bring food and clothing to those in need. <br><br>After World War I, Poale Zion in Palestine was merged by David Ben-Gurion into the Achdut Ha'avoda party which eventually became Mapai of which Golda Meir was a member and later secretary-general. Zuckerman, leader of the American Poale Zion, was one of the founders and officers of the American Jewish Congress and president of the Labor Zionist Organization of America which Meir joined in 1915. After Nina and Baruch Zuckerman and their daughters moved to Jerusalem in 1932, their house became a meeting place for the leaders of the Zionist Movement. Golda Meir had to go back to America with her two children because her daughter Sara had kidney trouble for which suitable treatment was not available in Palestine. Her husband Morris Meyerson, who stayed behind, moved in with the Zuckermans. "Everyone thought Morris Meyerson was our father because our father was never home," recalls Baruch's younger daughter Nomi. In 1937, Nomi Zuckerman graduated high school and went to study at a teacher's seminary in Tel Aviv. Golda Meir had already returned so Nomi moved in with Golda's family and helped to run the household, "although," recalled Nomi, "Golda baked the Shabbat cake." While his wife and daughters remained in Palestine, Baruch Zuckerman's many activities as an emissary precluded him from residing in Israel until his retirement in 1956. <br><br>

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        London's Country Village Life.

      London: London Transport, 1957.(). Color lithograph poster. 103 x 64 cm. In painted wood frame. 257/ 266M/ 2500. Printed by Curwin Press, Plaistow. Reproduced in: Green, Underground Art, at page 114.

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        Voodoo Island.

      Hollywood, Calif.: United Artists, 1957.(). Color poster. Mounted on linen. One sheet. B condition. Director: Reginald Le Borg. Writing credits: Richard H. Landau. Credited cast: Boris Karloff, Phillip Knight, Beverly Tyler, Sarah Adams. Quite different than Fantasy Island.

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        Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 384 p. Navy cloth with gilt lettering on spine.. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. Light soiling to top edge, wear to tips. Jacket price-clipped, chipped at head, lightly toned at spine panel, insect nibbled along edges (especially back panel fore edge). An uncommon work from the Austrian philosopher and economist.

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        Early Signed Photograph and Movie Poster for "Miss Calypso"

      - Signed photograph of the important poet and civil rights activist, in her early years as a dancer and singer, together with an original movie poster from her 1957 film Calypso Heat Wave. Angelou has inscribed the photograph to her friend and roommate Phoebe Wray (Phoebe Rae Gregory) a fellow actress, screenwriter, author, poet and human rights advocate: "Phoebe Rae I will accept nothing but the best.  You're capable of it.  My Love, Maya." Angelou is pictured between two unidentified men, holding their hands, in this image from around the time of the film. As Angelou did not change her given name (Marguerite Annie Johnson) to Maya until 1957, this is an early example of a photograph signed with that name. Stamped on the verso by the photographer, William H. Marshall. Some edge and corner wear with small thumbtack holes in each corner. Movie poster in very good condition, with folding creases, a small hole, and some minor wear. 27 x 41 inches.While working as a professional dancer in San Francisco in the 1950's, Angelou's managers suggested she change her stage name to the exotic-sounding Maya Angelou. Capitalizing on the popularity of calypso music at the time, in 1957 she recorded the album Miss Calypso, and the same year appeared in the film Calypso Heat Wave. Then 29, Angelou already had experience as a performer, having danced with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, toured Europe in Porgy and Bess, and starred in an off-Broadway calypso-themed review which inspired the film.

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        The Alexandria Quartet [Justine/Balthazar/Mountolive/Clea] - a superb set

      Faber, 1957. All first edition, first printings, published by Faber between 1957-60 (with no mention of subsequent printings). Comprising: JUSTINE Published by: Faber and Faber in 1957. Bound in original red boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine with no inscriptions, marks or stamps whatsoever. A fine book. In a very good+/near fine FIRST ISSUE (later issues had the hand-print mimicking the front cover design to the spine of the dust wrapper and review for 'White Eagles Over Serbia' being the last review on the rear panel). Small creasing to the spine tips with one small internal repair to a closed tear at the top of the spine. Not price clipped showing 15s as called for. Some light chipping to corners and some browning to the spine. BALTHAZAR Published by: Faber and Faber in 1958. Bound in blue boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound without inscriptions. A fine book. In a near fine unclipped first issue wrapper. With minor chips to the corners. A little browning to the spine. Not price clipped. MOUNTOLIVE Published by: Faber and Faber in 1958. Bound in yellow boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound. A fine book in fine unclipped wrapper (first issue). CLEA Published by: Faber and Faber in 1960. Bound in orange boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound. A fine book. In a near unclipped wrapper - a little faded to the spine. A rare set of all four first editions in the Alexandria Quartet and the author's masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        ohne Titel

      1957 - Gouache auf Karton, links unten signiert, Größe: 33 x 25 cm, Rahmen: 53 x 45 cm. Die Gouache ist in der K.O. Götz und Rissa Stiftung registriert. Sie wird in das in Vorbereitung befindliche Werkverzeichnis der Arbeiten auf Papier aufgenommen. Wir danken Herrn Joachim Lissmann für freundliche Auskünfte

      [Bookseller: Michael Draheim]
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        On the Road

      New York: The Viking Press, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Fine, with a small scuff to edge of page block and very light wear to cloth at spine ends. White title stamping is very sharp and bright. In a Near Fine first issue dust jacket with publisher's price intact, light rubbing (mainly along the folds), light wear at spine ends, and a thin strip of light offsetting along the bottom edge of the blank verso and fronts of flaps, seemingly from an old-style dust jacket sleeve. A stunning copy of the defining work of the Beat Generation.

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        Braque - Espaces: 13 Dessins, Lavis, Aquarelles

      Au Vent d'Arles / New York Graphic Society, Paris / Greenwich 1957 - Number 157 of 300 copies. 1957. 13 color plates by Braque, reproduced in pochoir by Daniel Jacomet, plus text. Also includes a linen chemise with color cover design produced especially for this edition. All contents housed in large clamshell slipcase with title label. Plates measure 16 x 19.5 inches (41 x 50 cms). Very Good generally. Occasional foxing to the plates, one or two with heavier spotting, but it is mostly confined to the margins. This is a very large and heavy book that may require extra postage for international orders. A rare and beautiful collection.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        TEATRO

      SANSONI, FIRENZE 1957 - ITALIANO Notevole Volume con sovraccoperta in carta con piccoli strappi al bordo inferiore e superiore. Dorso stanco. Minimo strappo alla quarta. Coperta in tela color beije con titoli d'oro. Taglio leggermente ingiallito. Testi chiari. Traduzioni del volume dovute a F. Bajocchi, S. Baldi, P. Bardi, E. Cecchi, G. S. Garganò, R. Piccoli, M. Praz, A. Ricci, A. Zanco sotto la direzione di Mario Praz. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

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        from the Green Box. Translated and with a preface by George Heard Hamilton.

      New Haven. The Readymade Press. 1957 - Auflage: 400 Exemplare. 22 x 14 cm. OPappband mit OUmschlag. Umschlag an der oberen Kante mit wenigen kleinen Fehlstellen und kleinen Läsuren. Sonst noch sehr gutes Exemplar. Begleitbuch zur Edition "Green Box" (1934) von Duchamp. Mit 25 ins englische übertragenen Notizen von Marcel Duchamp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Frank Hermann]
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        Werke). 18 Bände (alles).

      München Winkler-Verlag (-82) 1957 - Mit zahlreichen Tafeln und Textabbildungen nach Zeichnungen von H. K. Browne, George Cattermole, George Cruikshank u. a. 19 x 12 cm. Flexible oliv- bzw. hellgrüne Original-Lederbände (farblich abweichend, nur vereinzelt etwas berieben und fleckig) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Rückenfileten und Deckelmonogrammen sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. (Winkler-Weltliteratur Dünndruckausgabe). (036). Die vollständige Folge in der Ganzlederausgabe. - Mit den Illustrationen der Erstausgabe. - Die Titel der einzelnen Bände lauten: Aufzeichnungen aus Amerika / Bilder aus Italien; Barnaby Rudge; Bleakhaus; Das Geheimnis des Edwin Drood; David Copperfield; Der Raritätenladen; Die Pickwickier; Dombey und Sohn; Eine Geschichte zweier Städte / Harte Zeiten; Grosse Erwartungen; Klein Dorrit; Londoner Skizzen; Martin Chuzzlewit; Master Humphreys Wanduhr (Rückenbeschriftung in anderer Schrifttype); Nicholas Nickleby; Oliver Twist; Unser gemeinsamer Freund; Weihnachtserzählungen. - Von guter Gesamterhaltung. - Komplett, wie hier, in Ganzleder sehr selten! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Illustrations to the Bible.

      Trianon Press. 1957. Folio, with 9 colour plates and 156 illustrations, Original quarter morocco, a very good copy (issued without a slipcase) Limited to 460 copies,this No. 371. This was the first time that Blake's Biblical illustrations had been brought together. The catalogue raisonné was compiled by Sir Geoffrey Keynes and comprises virtually every Biblical painting by Blake in existence. Bentley, Blake Books, 681

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        Djuna Barnes TLS

      New York 1957 - Djuna Barnes, one page typed letter signed, to an actor/producer, politely but firmly rejecting a small gesture. A brief note, four lines in total, with a small but strong signature at the close. As is well known, in her later years Barnes was something of a recluse; correspondence from her is a distinct rarity. A nice one page TLS, with a full signature.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Kiss And Kill

      Boardman, 1957. Paperback. Used; Good. Paperback; English language; 8- over 5.75" - 6.75" Tall; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        Promotional Booklet for Jamie and Mardi-Gras Records. Circa 1960

      [No place]. Near Fine. Bradbound printed wrappers. 12.5" x 12.5". Light wear on the wrappers, very good or better; internally fine. Contains 27 inserts that consist of high gloss album cover art and the sleeve art for a few 7" records for music produced by Jamie Records and their "bargain" label Mardi-Gras Records (the cover lists several other small independent companies including Gone Records, Gone Latin, Goldisc, and End Records, most of which were owned or founded by George Goldner between 1957-1962). The first four inserts in the book are for the Duane Eddy album "Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel" and the sleeve art for three 7" records by Eddy, "Detour" (both mono and stereo) and "Yep!" Aside for one more Eddy album, and a few "easy listening" albums, almost all - certainly way more than half - consists of the art for Latin music, almost always identified in the title as "cha cha cha" music, including Joe Cuba and Orchestra, Sonny Rossi and the Concord Hotel Orchestra, La Playa Sextet, Al Castellanos, Johnny Conquet and Orchestra, and Emilio Reyes. Certainly rare, and probably unique documentation and an interesting evocation of Latin music in the early 1960s.

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        LA TRADIZIONE MANOSCRITTA DI SENECA TRAGICO ALLA LUCE DELLE TESTIMONIANZE MEDIOEVALI ATTI DELLA ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DEI LINCEI ANNO CCCLIV. MEMORIE

      ROMA: ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DEI LINCEI, 1957. BROSSURA. BUONO. 18 27. CLASSE DI SCIENZE MORALI, STORICHE E FILOLOGICHE USATO

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        SHOWCASE COMICS #10 1957-SUPERMAN'S GIRLFRIEND LOIS LANE-2nd solo- VG

      1957 - *2nd solo Lois Lane issue. *Glossy cover, slight spine roll. Condition: VG

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        Letter from a Master Addict to Dangerous Drugs

      (N.-pl.): The British Journal of Addiction, [1957]. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Fine. Pp. 119-131 (plus a final blank page). Stapled sheets. A letterpress off-print from the British Journal of Addiction, vol. 53, no. 2. Burrough's second separate publication, one of the most widely cited first-hand accounts of drug use. In this letter, written in response to a request from a physician, Burroughs describes the effects of opiates of all sorts, cocaine, marijuana, benzedrene, peyote, Yage, nutmeg, and scopolomine. He also describes various methods used by addicts to break the opiate habit. One of the scarcest and most desireable Burroughs items, often reported to have had a print run of 50 copies, although your humble cataloguer could find no factual basis for this claim. First edition. Stapled very slightly rusted, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        THE SELECTED LETTERS OF WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

      McDowell, Obolensky (1957), New York - Wallace A35. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet "For my good friend/Peter Sammartino/with affectionate greetings" in his very shaky hand. Sammartino, as president of Rutgers University, presented an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree to Williams in 1959. Williams contributed a poem to a pamphlet published in 1959 and not noted by Wallace entitled "Dinner in Honor of Dr. Peter Sammartino." Near Fine in moderately worn, Very Good dustwrapper with a small stain on the front [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Sound of Waves

      Secker & Warburg, London., 1957. First U.K. edition. Translated by Meredith Weatherby. Octavo. pp [iv], 183. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author to Angus Wilson: "To Angus with the author's best wishes Yukio - 23 March 1965". Mishima was a friend of Wilson and stayed at his Suffolk cottage on one of his visits to England. In the bottom margin of the last page is a public library sale stamp which presumably indicates how Wilson came to own the book in the first place. The inscription was no doubt made at the time of the Suffolk visit.Several page corners turned down. Stain to top edge. Very good in good, nicked and slightly rubbed dustwrapper a bit faded at the spine and with a fingernail-size chip at top of front panel.

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        On Poetry and Poets

      London: Faber and Faber, 1957. 8vo. [8], 262 pp. Original blue cloth; printed dust jacket. Closed tear at top of front panel, some light chipping at ends of spine panel. FIRST EDITION. A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY, WITH A REVEALING LETTER BY ELIOT. Louis Untermeyer's copy, with newspaper clippings neatly pinned and laid-in at front and with a TLS from Eliot mounted on the pastedown, 16 August 1961. Eliot replies to the author-editor's request for a submission of a 6-10 page typescript, with an advance of $1,000, intended for children. "I am afraid I cannot run to that length for a script intended for children of 6 to 8. Nor do I believe I could or should try to compose a children's story limited to a vocabulary of 250 words laid down in advance. I have only written verse for children, and I have always maintainted the view, judging from the children of my acquaintance, is correct, that children like long and euphonious words, without understanding them. Indeed, for me as a child, and I am sure for any intelligent child who likes reading the new and unknown words are part of the fun. They may even be words that the child would not use until it is grown up. So I am afraid I cannot be one of your distinguished contributors." Untermeyer and his wife Bryna Ivens Untermeyer created a number of books for young people in the series Golden Treasury of Children's Literature. He edited for the Crowell-Collier Press the Modern Masters for Children Series in the 1960s. It is most likely for this that he solicited a submission from Eliot. Eliot's most famous work for children was 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' [1939]. Gallup A69.

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        Poetry San Francisco Presents Seven Stray Cats in Sausalito: Jean McLean, Laura Uronovitz, Michael Grieg, Ann London, Gerd Stern, Robert Stock, Carol Christopher Drake, Jack Gilbert

      San Francisco: Poetry San Francisco, 1957. Good. First edition. Folio. [17] mimeographed leaves printed rectos only., Top stapled silkscreened cover on orange paper designed by Jack Gilbert and Joan Hartmann-McLean). Front wrap detached, small chips at the yapped edges, good. "These sheets have been assembled to accompany a reading at The Sausalito Little Theatre in Sausalito, February 8, 1957. They are limited to 150 copies and do not constitute magazine publication." Two other issues of the sheets were produced for readings in San Francisco and Berkeley.

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        Atoms for the world. United States Participation in the conference on the peaceful uses of atomic energy.

      The University of Chicago Press, Estados Unidos 1957 - Fermi, Laura. Atoms for the world. United States Participation in the conference on the peaceful uses of atomic energy. Estados Unidos, The University of Chicago Press, 1957. Características: Buen estado general. Pasta dura en tela editorial. Tapas ligeramente decoloradas. Lomo decolorado. Letras doradas sobre lomo. Guardas limpias. Cantos limpios. Canto lateral ligeramente sucio. 219 p. + índice. (23.5 x 15.5 cm) Peso: 600 g. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 15.72 EUR

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        8 vols. related to the History of Bayer AG-- Veroffentlichungen des Wissenschaftlichen Hauptlaboratoriums der Farbenfabriken Bayer Aktiengesellschaft Leverkusen, 1945-1957; Veröffentlichungen aus dem Wissenschaftlichen Hauptlaboratorium der Farbenfabriken Bayer Aktiengesellschaft Leverkusen, Vol II., 1957-1966; Veroffentlichungen aus den Forschungslaboratorien der Farbenfabriken Bayer Aktiengesellschaft Leverkusen, 1967-1969; Veroffentlichungen aus den Forschungslaboratorien der Bayer AG zum 70. Geburtstag von Prof. Dr. Otto Bayer, 4.11.1972, Veroffentlichungen aus den Forschungslaboratorien der Bayer AG zum 75. Geburtstag von Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Otto Bayer, 4. November 1977; Veroffentlichungen aus den Bayer-Laboratorien, 1977 bis 1980, Herrn Herbert Grunewald, dem Vorsitzenden des Vorstandes der BAYER AG, zum 25.jahrigen Dienstjubilaum gewidmet, 1. Juli 1981; Veroffentlichungen aus den Bayer-Laboratorien 1981 bis 1985, zum 65. Geburtstag von Prof. Dr. H. Grünewald, 12. September 1986; Vero

      Bayer, 1957. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Eight volumes. First edition, 1957-89. Quartos, leather-backed cloth hardcovers, clean unmarked text, Very Good to Near Fine copies, some age-toning to the pages and page-edges, light rubbing or wear to the edges of the covers of the books, no dust jackets. Text in German. These volumes belonged to Konrad M. Weis, former President and CEO of the Bayer Corporation and many of the volumes have his signature on the front flyleaf. Uncommon set.

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