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        MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST

      Published in San Francisco by the Institute of Historical Cartography; volume I printed by the Grabhorn Press, volumes II-V printed by Taylor & Taylor and James Printing using the designs of Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, 1957. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. Hardcover. 368 x 264 mm (14 1/2 x 10 3/8). Five volumes bound in six. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. Publisher's gray linen boards backed with textured buckram, flat spine. In apparently original plain brown dust jackets with ink titling on spines. WITH 374 MAPS, as called for, five in color, 27 folding. Front free endpaper of first volume INSCRIBED TO IRVING W. ROBBINS, JR. AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR; front pastedown with Robbins' bookplate; prospectus and envelope containing obituaries of Wheat laid in at front of volume I. Dust jackets a bit creased and frayed (though not in tatters), one minor corner crease to a map, otherwise the volumes themselves IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION, clean, fresh, and bright inside and out. This is a monumental work tracing the cartography of the American West from Coronado's "entrada" in 1540 through the U.S. Geological Survey in 1860. San Francisco lawyer Carl Wheat (1893-1966) pursued the history of the American West as an avocation, and in the process became a respected expert in Californiana. In preparing this work, he spent years seeking out every map--manuscript or printed--documenting the exploration of the American West, and the most significant and interesting specimens have been reproduced here, with discussions of their origins, accuracy, and contribution to knowledge. Volume I covers "The Spanish Entrada to the Louisiana Purchase, 1540-1804"; volume II "From Lewis and Clark to Fremont, 1804-1845"; volume III "From the Mexican War to the Boundary Surveys, 1846-1854"; volume IV "From the Pacific Railroad Surveys to the Onset of the Civil War, 1855-1860"; and volume V "From the Civil War to the Geological Survey." Our set has the bonus of an inscription from one bibliophile to another. Noted California collector Irving W. Robbins, Jr. (1919-95) had two main focuses: fine press books and Western Americana, obviously combined in this item. Robbins served as honorary curator of rare books and manuscripts at Stanford, and donated his Ashendene collection to the university library. He received the prestigious Warren R. Howell Award for distinguished service and exceptional contributions to the development of libraries and special collections at Stanford in 1986.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540-1861 [Five Volumes in Six]

      San Francisco: Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957-1963. First edition. Original half green faux morocco over tan buckram boards, gilt titles. A near fine set, small owner's bookplate on front pastedowns, faint rubbing. Folio. Illus. with maps. 1 of 1000 copies (designed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn of the Grabhorn Press, where volume 1 was also printed). The definitive and indispensable carto-bibliography of the Western United States. With a copy of Charles Seavey: Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540-1861: an index to the carto-bibliography (Winnetka, Ill.: Speculum Orbis Press, 1992). Provenance: Kenneth E. Hill (bookplate), collector, noted for the Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages at UC San Diego. Heller & Magee. Bib. Grabhorn Press 590.

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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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        ELOISE IN PARIS

      New York: Simon & Schuster. 1957. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. 2 inch tear with creasing and a fold, spine ends chipped affecting boards on the spine crown. Stated First Printing.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

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        TEN COMMON PITFALLS RM - 1937 ASTIA DOCUMENT NUMBER AD 133035 : THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE [ 1st ]

      Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation. 1957. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Very Good in binding wrappers. Owner name and underlining throughout, 1 inch tear to rear panel. A scarce item. .

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        Dandelion Wine

      Doubleday 1957 - Yellow cloth in pictorial dust jacket, signed by the author on ffe, and with a label for 1998 Dandelion Wine, Bradbury Vinyards.Greentown, Illinois signed by Bradbury, with self-adhesive backing, laid in. Book spine ends crimped; pages slightly toned,previous owner bookplate, else very good. Jacket with some rubbing and wear at edges and folds, spine ends slightly chipped, light rubbing to front panel, minor soiling to rear, tape repairs/reinforcements on verso, price clipped, but all in all very good. A nice example of this book, signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book 'Em]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, a full set of four British first editions inscribed and dated by Churchill to his friend and financial advisor

      Here is a beautiful four-volume set of British first editions, inscribed and dated by Churchill in Volume III to his friend and financial advisor Major Arthur Lewis Ball. The five-line inscription inked in blue on the ffep reads: "To / Arthur Lewis Ball / from / Winston S. Churchill / October 1957". A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. Major Arthur Lewis Ball, Esq. was Churchill's friend and financial advisor. Ball was manager of Lloyd's, Cox's & King's Branch at 6 Pall Mall, where Churchill banked. Ball lived at Tunbridge Wells and would call in at Chartwell on his way up to London. There is a good record of Ball's correspondence with Churchill, particularly in the 1950s when A History of the English-Speaking Peoples was published. When Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature and the prize funds were paid into his account at Lloyd's Bank, Ball wrote to Churchill "I should like to add my congratulations and best wishes" (Letter of 11 December 1953). In 1957, Ball wrote a condolence letter to Churchill regarding his old cavalry unit, the 4th Hussars. Churchill replied on his personal letterhead on 12 August 1957 "I am so much obliged to you for your thought in writing me a letter of condolence on the disappearance of my Regiment as a separate unit. It is indeed sad, and ill-advised. Thank you also very much for your offer to assist me with the non-public funds of the Regiment. I know that they will find this most helpful." Two months later, Churchill would inscribe this first edition, first printing copy of Volume III of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples to Ball. The first British editions are regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking illustrated dust jackets. Unfortunately, while the British first editions were lovely, the books and dust jackets often did not age well. They commonly suffer from significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting. Even collector grade first editions typically show some modest signs of age or use. This set would be notable for condition even without the author's inscription. The inscribed Volume III is a particularly stunning example - truly fine in a fine dust jacket. The author's inscription on the ffep is in excellent condition - unfaded with no age-spreading or smudging of the ink. The red cloth binding is bright, clean, tight, and square with vivid spine gilt, sharp corners, and no visible wear. The contents are crisp, bright, and clean. The red-stained top edge retains strong, unfaded color and extremely clean page edges. Searching for flaws, we find only three tiny spots to the text block fore edge. The unclipped dust jacket is crisp, bright, and clean, with no losses, tears, fading, or soiling. The remaining three volumes in the set are likewise truly fine examples. All three bindings are clean, tight, and square. The contents of all three are clean and bright with absolutely no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The red-stained top edges retain strong color and clean page edges. The dust jackets are all unclipped, bright, complete, with no losses and only fractional wear at extremities. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        A THEORY OF THE CONSUMPTION FUNCTION. ["One of the masterpieces of modern econometrics"]

      Princeton :: Princeton University,, 1957. First Edition. Near Fine. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in the original blue cloth binding with minimal soil edges, cover edge wear. 8vo. xvi, 243 pp. Scarce.

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        THE GREEN WALL

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Good dustwrapper, worn but complete but for small chips at the spine tips and corners and a long closed split between the front panel and inside flap. Exceptional Association Copy. Poet's very scarce first book, part of the Yale Series of Younger Poets, with an introduction by W. H. Auden. This copy belonged to Wright's wife, Liberty, with her SIGNATURE at the top of the front free endpaper and below that a SIGNED INSCRIPTION by the poet quoting two lines from a poem in the book, "Eleutheria," and adding a bittersweet, revealing commentary: "for Lib,/and the ground's deliberate/riches, the fallen pears, the/bewildered apples blown to/mounds of shade, and mainly/for the poison ivy, which I kept/out of the poem, not because/it didn't scan or rhyme, but/because it was the sweet/and secret root from which/the poem came./Love and grief,/Jim." Liberty Kardules was Wright's high school sweetheart and the mother of his sons Franz and Marshall. Wright left Liberty two years after publication of this book and divorced her in 1962. Franz Wright is now an accomplished poet. He and his father are the only parent/child pair to have won a Pulitzer Prize in the same category.

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        PLIEGOS POETICOS GOTICOS EN LA BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL.

      - Introducción de José A. García Noblejas. Colección Joyas Bibliográficas. Edición realizada bajo el patrocinio de la Dirección General de Archivos y Bibliotecas. Homenaje Menéndez Pelayo. Madrid, 1957-1961, 18x26, 6 volúmenes: 1º, XV- 340 pp. 10 h. 2º, 3h. 368 pp. 10 h. 3º, 3h. 306 pp. 7 h. 4º, 3 h. 358 pp. 8 h. 5º. 3 h. 276 pp. 8 h. 6º, 3 h. 374 pp. 12 h. Infinidad de ilustraciones. Bella y cuidada edición impresa en letra gótica. Edición en tirada de 450 ejemplares numerados con sello notarial, ejemp. nº 313. Papel de hilo, Ex Libris en todos los tomos. Encuadernados en plena piel (tafilete) con nervios y doble tejuelo, hierros en seco. (53880).

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

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

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        CARTEL-POSTER-AFFICHE LUCENA 1957 FIESTAS EN HONOR DE LA VIRGEN DE ARACELI

      1957 - Lang: Español 0 Soporte: Entelado/On linen. LUCENA Tamaño del cartel: 61 x 90 cm. El cartel está en excelente condición.

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        uvre poétique. Illustrée de huit eaux-fortes originales par Jacques VILLON.

      Paris, Marcel Sautier, 1957. - Grand in-8 en feuilles sous couverture rempliée et double emboîtage cartonné, 129 pages, 8 eau-fortes dont un portrait-frontispice et 2 en couleurs. Tiré à 185 exemplaires numérotés et signés à la main par le poète et l'artiste ; un des 150 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil du Marais. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges

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        Time, Events, People: Chronicle of Forty Glorious Years (1917 - 1057).

      NP, Moscow 1957 - Folio. Unpainted, app. 200 pp. Beige buckram with gold lettering on cover, red lettering on spine. A photographic history of the Soviet Union from the 1917 revolution to 1957. Documentary, journalistic, and Soviet-Realism sepia-toned photography of cultural, industrial, agricultural, revolutionary, military, and every day life images, some of them foldouts. Full page photograph of Lenin portrait as well as artwork of Lenin in front of revolutionary soldiers. Color photographs, social realism propaganda posters, and small mounted color plates of artwork. Mostly smaller size inserts of posters, photographs, a foldout map, and one folded booklet. This captivating documentary presents a profound overview of 40 years history of the USSR. Text in Russian. Light soiling around edges of front cover and evenly distributed on back cover. Binding in overall very good, interior in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good/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, spots on the boards, shelf wear, previous owner's name at the front endpaper, tight spine, clean text block, very light age spots at the half title page and title page, rubbed top corners. Dust Jacket Condition: 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 and chipping, paper loss at the jacket spine gutters, scratch down the front panel, short tears, spots at the flaps.

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        MY UNCLE DUDLEY.

      Harcourt Brace (1957)., New York: - First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Cross country trip in the mid-1920s narrated by Dudley's nephew, The Kid, who recalls how his uncle recruits a group of seven passengers traveling east and uses their deposits to purchase a rattletrap car. Along the way, they deal with mechanical breakdowns, inclement weather, and unfriendly local law enforcement. Very good to near fine with front bottom corners creased and normal darkening near inner hinges; in a bright, very good or better dust jacket with minor chipping on corners and spine ends and a few faint stains on verso of spine which barely show through. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member 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; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The King Ranch (two Volumes).: Drawings by the author. Research by Holland McCombs. Annotation by Francis L. Fugate

      Kingsville, Texas, The King Ranch, 1957. . One of 3000 copies. Bound in the publisher's original cloth facsimile of the saddle blankets woven and used on the King Ranch. Slipcase covered in cloth with a leather spine label. The inner hinges of Volume I have been torn. The spine label on the slipcase has rubbing wear. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition in a near fine slipcase

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      Hardcover, Very Good, 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, spots on the boards, shelf wear, previous owner's name at the front endpaper, tight spine, clean text block, very light age spots at the half title page and title page, rubbed top corners. Dust Jacket Condition: 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 and chipping, paper loss at the jacket spine gutters, scratch down the front panel, short tears, spots at the flaps.

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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, a full set of four British first editions inscribed and dated by Churchill to his friend and financial advisor

      Here is a beautiful four-volume set of British first editions, inscribed and dated by Churchill in Volume III to his friend and financial advisor Major Arthur Lewis Ball. The five-line inscription inked in blue on the ffep reads: "To / Arthur Lewis Ball / from / Winston S. Churchill / October 1957". A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. Major Arthur Lewis Ball, Esq. was Churchill's friend and financial advisor. Ball was manager of Lloyd's, Cox's & King's Branch at 6 Pall Mall, where Churchill banked. Ball lived at Tunbridge Wells and would call in at Chartwell on his way up to London. There is a good record of Ball's correspondence with Churchill, particularly in the 1950s when A History of the English-Speaking Peoples was published. When Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature and the prize funds were paid into his account at Lloyd's Bank, Ball wrote to Churchill "I should like to add my congratulations and best wishes" (Letter of 11 December 1953). In 1957, Ball wrote a condolence letter to Churchill regarding his old cavalry unit, the 4th Hussars. Churchill replied on his personal letterhead on 12 August 1957 "I am so much obliged to you for your thought in writing me a letter of condolence on the disappearance of my Regiment as a separate unit. It is indeed sad, and ill-advised. Thank you also very much for your offer to assist me with the non-public funds of the Regiment. I know that they will find this most helpful." Two months later, Churchill would inscribe this first edition, first printing copy of Volume III of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples to Ball. The first British editions are regarded as one of the most beautiful productions of Churchill's works, with tall red volumes and striking illustrated dust jackets. Unfortunately, while the British first editions were lovely, the books and dust jackets often did not age well. They commonly suffer from significant fading, wear, soiling, and spotting. Even collector grade first editions typically show some modest signs of age or use. This set would be notable for condition even without the author's inscription. The inscribed Volume III is a particularly stunning example - truly fine in a fine dust jacket. The author's inscription on the ffep is in excellent condition - unfaded with no age-spreading or smudging of the ink. The red cloth binding is bright, clean, tight, and square with vivid spine gilt, sharp corners, and no visible wear. The contents are crisp, bright, and clean. The red-stained top edge retains strong, unfaded color and extremely clean page edges. Searching for flaws, we find only three tiny spots to the text block fore edge. The unclipped dust jacket is crisp, bright, and clean, with no losses, tears, fading, or soiling. The remaining three volumes in the set are likewise truly fine examples. All three bindings are clean, tight, and square. The contents of all three are clean and bright with absolutely no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The red-stained top edges retain strong color and clean page edges. The dust jackets are all unclipped, bright, complete, with no losses and only fractional wear at extremities. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315.

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        The Haggadah / executed by Arthur Szyk ; edited by Cecil Roth [Related titles: Hagadah shel Pesah?]

      Jerusalem : "Massadah" and "Alumoth" Jerusalem : "Massadah" and "Alumoth", 1957. 1st Edition. Description: [112] p. : color illustrated; 28 cm. Notes: Added t.p. in Hebrew characters, reading: Hagadah shel Pesah / ketuvah u-metsuyeret bi-yede Artur Shik. Yerushalayim : "Masadah" va "Alumot", 717. Spine title: Hagadah = Haggadah. Illuminated Hebrew text and annotated English translation on facing pages. First published in an edition of 125 vellum copies in 1940. Printed on double leaves. Issued in a solander case, hinged to open in the direction appropriate for Hebrew books. Except for the English t.p. and introductory matter, the remainder of the book runs in the same direction. Subjects: Haggadot --Texts. Seder --Liturgy --Texts. Judaism --Liturgy --Texts. Finely bound in in full, sumptuous rich, gilt-blocked blue velvet over bevelled boards . In the solander box as noted. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Haggadah / Executed by Arthur Szyk ; Edited by Cecil Roth

      Jerusalem : "massadah" And "alumoth" [1957], 1957. 1st Edition. Description: [112] p. : col. Ill. ; 28 cm. Subjects: Haggadot--Texts. Seder--Liturgy--Texts. Judaism--Liturgy--Texts. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust jacket, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The Shakespearean Ciphers Examined: An Analysis of Cryptographic Systems Used as Evidence That Some Author Other Than William Shakespeare Wrote the Plays Commonly Attributed to Him

      at the University Press Cambridge: at the University Press. 1957. First. First edition. Owner's name front pastedown and a little rubbing on the boards else near fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed by both of the authors. The Friedmans were instrumental in breaking the Japanese naval code during WWII. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Reefer Boy -----a Shocking Novel of Teen-Age Dope Addicts ( AKA: The GOLDEN SPIKE )

      London: Pedigree Books, 1957, 1st UK Paperback Edition, 1st Printing ---------slightly larger than a normal paperback, about 4.75 x 7 inches, a solid Very Good copy, a bit of light wear and rubbing, a wee bit of age toning to paper, very nice copy of what I consider the rarest drug related paperback, nice JD cover, preceded by a hardcover edition which in relation to this edition looks common, released in the USA as THE GOLDEN SPIKE by Ballantine Books, some light rubbing to the rear white panel, faint stress lines on the spine, overall a pretty nice copy, nice juvie / juvenile delinquent cover art of teenagers smoking in an alley at night, by the author of Duke and Tomboy, Ellson was best known for his juvie novels, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        The Comforters

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

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        If All Men Were Beggars

      MacGibbon & Kee London: MacGibbon & Kee. 1957. First. First English edition. Translated by P.D. Cummins. Top corners bumped, else very good in near fine dustwrapper with a little age-toning, and a couple small nicks and tears. Author's fourth book, like the first three, set among the lowly of Egypt. Very nicely Inscribed by the author in French to American expatriate author James Jones and his wife Gloria. Although Cossery did a limited and signed edition of another title in 1981, we have never seen an inscribed copy of one of his books, let alone with such a nice association. .

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        Dandelion Wine

      Garden City: Doubleday. 1957. One of Bradbury's several classics, this one chosen by David Pringle as one of the hundred best modern fantasy novels. This copy is from the library of Stanley Wiater, a three-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association. A nice literary association: Bradbury was Wiater's first interviewee when he began his career as a writer and journalist. Wiater's Gahan Wilson-designed bookplate front flyleaf; small tear to board at upper rear joint; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with slight rubbing at the edges but virtually no fading or tanning to the spine, as is commonly found. A nice copy of one of Bradbury's most acclaimed novels, with noteworthy provenance. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Atlas Shrugged

      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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        Printing for Theater

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

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        The Cat in the Hat

      Random House, 1957. Hardcover, Very Good. Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Matte unglazed finish boards, single signature binding. {ref: Younger and Hirsch 7, Zielinski}. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light spots at the rear board, clean pages, tight spine. The dust jacket is not present.

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        MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST

      Published in San Francisco by the Institute of Historical Cartography; volume I printed by the Grabhorn Press volumes II V prin Published in San Francisco by the Institute of Historical Cartography; volume I printed by the Grabhorn Press, volumes II-V printed by Taylor & Taylor and James Printing using the designs of Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, 1957. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. Hardcover. 368 x 264 mm (14 1/2 x 10 3/8).Five volumes bound in six. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. Publisher's gray linen boards backed with textured buckram, flat spine. In apparently original plain brown dust jackets with ink titling on spines. WITH 374 MAPS, as called for, five in color, 27 folding. Front free endpaper of first volume INSCRIBED TO IRVING W. ROBBINS, JR. AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR; front pastedown with Robbins' bookplate; prospectus and envelope containing obituaries of Wheat laid in at front of volume I. Dust jackets a bit creased and frayed (though not in tatters), one minor corner crease to a map, otherwise the volumes themselves IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION, clean, fresh, and bright inside and out. This is a monumental work tracing the cartography of the American West from Coronado's "entrada" in 1540 through the U.S. Geological Survey in 1860. San Francisco lawyer Carl Wheat (1893-1966) pursued the history of the American West as an avocation, and in the process became a respected expert in Californiana. In preparing this work, he spent years seeking out every map--manuscript or printed--documenting the exploration of the American West, and the most significant and interesting specimens have been reproduced here, with discussions of their origins, accuracy, and contribution to knowledge. Volume I covers "The Spanish Entrada to the Louisiana Purchase, 1540-1804"; volume II "From Lewis and Clark to Fremont, 1804-1845"; volume III "From the Mexican War to the Boundary Surveys, 1846-1854"; volume IV "From the Pacific Railroad Surveys to the Onset of the Civil War, 1855-1860"; and volume V "From the Civil War to the Geological Survey." Our set has the bonus of an inscription from one bibliophile to another. Noted California collector Irving W. Robbins, Jr. (1919-95) had two main focuses: fine press books and Western Americana, obviously combined in this item. Robbins served as honorary curator of rare books and manuscripts at Stanford, and donated his Ashendene collection to the university library. He received the prestigious Warren R. Howell Award for distinguished service and exceptional contributions to the development of libraries and special collections at Stanford in 1986.

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        Façade and other Poems 1920-1935. With an Introductory Essay by Jack Lindsay. [Second Impression]. PAUL SCOFIELD'S COPY WITH LETTER INVITING PARTICIPATION

      Duckworth, [1957]. 8vo., Second Impression; orange cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper.PAUL SCOFIELD'S COPY. LOOSELY INSERTED IS AN A.L.s TO SCOFIELD FROM PRODUCER JAMES ARCHIBALD INVITING HIM TO READ THE MALE VOICE IN A RECORDED VERSION OF 'FAÇADE' WITH MUSIC BY SIR WILLIAM WALTON. IN THE LETTER THE FEMALE VOICE IS PROPOSED AS IRENE WORTH BUT IN THE EVENT WAS PLAYED BY PEGGY ASHCROFT. THE LETTER IS DATED DECEMBER 1971;THE FINISHED RECORDING WAS RELEASED ON THE ARGO LABEL IN 1972. IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS COPY WAS SENT TO SCOFIELD TO FAMILIARISE HIM WITH THE TEXTS, BUT LESS LIKELY THAT IT WAS USED IN THE RECORDING SINCE IT REMAINS UNANNOTATED.First published in 1950; dustwrapper artwork by John Piper.Fifoot EA45 (recording the first edition).

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        CHRISTMAS LYRICS

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

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        Atlas Shrugged

      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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        The Cat in the Hat

      Hardcover, Very Good. "Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Matte unglazed finish boards, single signature binding. {ref: Younger and Hirsch 7, Zielinski}. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light spots at the rear board, clean pages, tight spine. The dust jacket is not present."

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        History of the Second World War. The War against Japan [Complete set]

      HMSO, 1957-1969]. 5 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates, illustrations, daigrams and maps (a number folding and several coloured in outline); cloth, gilt backs, covers mildly age-marked and worn else a good, sound set.Published in the official series HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. The set comprises: Vol. I: The Loss of Singapore (1957); Vol. II: India's Most Dangerous Hour (1958); Vol. III: The Decisive Battles (1961); Vol. IV: The Reconquest of Burma (1965); Vol. V: The Surrender of Japan (1969).By far the most comprehensive and detailed account; appendices contain Allied and Japanese OOB, details of supply arrangements, casualty statistics.Complete sets are extremely scarce in any condition.Enser, p.232; Graham & Cole A1-5.

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        Designing Woman (Original poster)

      Metro Goldwyn Mayer MGM Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1957. American one sheet film poster for the witty 1950s romantic comedy, "Designing Woman," directed by Vincente Minnelli, written for the screen by George Wells, and starring Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall. Style B, with striking original illustration of Bacall and Peck by Kapulick. Fine condition, with only a couple of tiny pinholes at the corners to note. Folded, 27 x 41 inches.

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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.

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        The Logic of Automata, parts I and II, plus more, in, Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery, 4 indiv issues

      JACM 1957, January, April, July, October, 558 pages, includes the Digital Computer Newsletter printed at rear of issues. Very Good overall, all four issues original tan paper wraps, hard bump to upper lefthand corner of January issue, small bump to lower spine end of April issue, prev. owner's name on January and July issues. Bindings are secure and tight, pages are clean and unmarkedContains the two-part article by Burks and Wang, The Logic of Automata parts I and II, April and July, volume 4 numbers 2 and 3, pp 193-218, 279-297Also includes, Burroughts Truth Function Evaluator (William Miehle); Experiments in Chess (J Kister, P Stein, S Ulam, W Walden, M Wells); Information Searching with the 701 Calculator (RH Bracken and HE Tillitt); An Automatic Programming Routine for the Elliott 401 (F Yates and S Lipton); A Variant to Turing's Theory of Computing Machines (Hao Wang); Programmed Multiplication of the IBM 407 (Roger L Boyell); much moreEach issue includes book reviews, News and Notices, and the Digital Computer Newsletter, Office of Naval Research, which covers developments in the computing field including components, computing centers, data processing, and computer research internationally. Notes on UNIVAC Users converence, magnetic cores, computer installations and much more

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        Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery volumes 4 through 45, 1957-1998 continuous run

      ACM, 1957 through 1998, references, diagrams. HEAVY Multi-volume set -- Please contact us for shipping information -- over 300 lbs. Very Good, all volumes hardcovers with original tan paper covers bound-in, ex-government technical library rubberstamps present, title on spines, uniformly bound in tan library bindings. All bindings are sound and secure, pages cleanThe Journal of ACM, volume 4 1957, through volume 45 1998; includes the 2-part volumes of volume 43 (2 separate volumes comprising all issues for 1996), volume 44 (2 volumes 1997), volume 45 (2 volumes 1998)45 hardcover volumes total, comprising a complete run of this important journal from early years of 1957, through 1998

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        LA CHAPELLE SAINT PIERRE: Villefranche sur Mer

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

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        Casino Royale

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

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        The King Ranch (two Volumes).: Drawings by the author. Research by Holland McCombs. Annotation by Francis L. Fugate

      . One of 3000 copies. Bound in the publisher's original cloth facsimile of the saddle blankets woven and used on the King Ranch. Slipcase covered in cloth with a leather spine label. The inner hinges of Volume I have been torn. The spine label on the slipcase has rubbing wear. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition in a near fine slipcase

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        The Cat in the Hat ( First Edition - 1st/1st - First Issue )

      Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good. Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Matte unglazed finish boards, single signature binding. {ref: Younger and Hirsch 7, Zielinski}. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light spots at the rear board, clean pages, tight spine. The dust jacket is not present.

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        Pnin

      Garden City: Doubleday. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed on ffep: "Vladimir Nabokov 1957." Sound binding and hinges. Very slightly cocked. Pages unmarked, slightly tanned. Dampstaining along top edge of book on a few pages at the very beginning and end of book. Dampstaining to cloth over boards with fading at spine. DJ has edge wear, closed tear at front flap, general light shelf wear, fading at spine. ; Autobiographical novel based on Nabokov's experiences on a college campus as he adapted to life in the United States. First editions of this work are scarce, and signed copies are quite rare. ; 8.5" tall; 191 pages; Signed by Author .

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        Knock and Wait a While

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1957. First. First edition. A short tear at the crown else fine in a moderately rubbed, near fine dustwrapper with three short tears. Edgar Award winner for Best Novel. A nice copy of an uncommon title. .

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