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        Dandelion Wine

      New York: Doubleday and Co.. 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Inscribed by the author, in bold red ink, using the entire fly leaf, with a large drawing of a dandelion and an arrow pointing to a label of the Harold Matson Company. The inscription reads, "This 'Dandelion Wine' stolen from my agent above (arrow points to label) 20 years ago! With good wishes! to Brad Verter. [Signed] Nov. 9, 91." First Edition, 1957. Hardcover, yellow cloth. Faint dampstain on upper text-block, and some light fraying at the spine ends; inner hinges both intact, but a bit tender; faint stain visible on the bottom margin of 10 pages; otherwise a clean, unmarked copy, in a Good+ dust jacket with small chips at the spine ends and corners, as well as some soil and smudging to the rear panel and rear flap; rubbing to the folds as well; however, the front panel image has remained bright and clean. DJ now housed in a mylar wrap. Digital images available upon request.

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

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Some Came Running

      xii+1266 pages. Thick octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in half red cloth with black lettering to spine and cover. Inscribed to Davis Grubb. First edition.James Jones's second published novel, Some Came Running (1957), had its roots in the abandoned first effort. In contrast to Eternity, it was savaged by the critics. They were especially harsh with the frequently misspelled words and punctuation errors; they didn't recognize that such elements were a conscious style choice by Jones to evoke the provinciality of the novel's characters and setting. Jones apparently played around with this style in several short stories written at about the same time as Some Came Running (later collected in The Ice-Cream Headache and Other Stories), only to abandon it altogether by the time he finished The Thin Red Line in 1962, in favor of the blunt but more grammatically sound style most associated with Jones today. Some Came Running was immediately adapted as film starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, which was critically acclaimed and nominated for several Oscars.Davis Grubb (July 23, 1919 - July 24, 1980) was an American novelist and short story writer. Born in Moundsville, West Virginia, Grubb wanted to combine his creative skills as a painter with writing and as such attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, his color blindness was a handicap he could not overcome and he gave up on painting to dedicate himself to writing fiction. He did, however, make a number of drawings and sketches during the course of his career, some of which were incorporated into his writings. In 1940, Grubb moved to New York City where he worked at NBC radio as a writer while using his free time to write short stories. In the mid 1940s he was successful in selling several short stories to major magazines and in the early 1950s he started writing a full length novel. Influenced by accounts of economic hardship by depression-era Americans that his mother had seen first hand as a social worker, Grubb produced a dark tale that mixed the plight of poor children and adults with that of the evil inflicted by others. The Night of the Hunter became an instant bestseller and was voted a finalist for the 1955 National Book Award. That same year, the book was made into a motion picture that is now regarded as a classic. Deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Grubb went on to write a further nine novels and several collections of short stories. His 1969 novel Fools' Parade would also be made into a motion picture starring James Stewart. Some of Grubb's short stories were adapted for television by Alfred Hitchcock and by Rod Serling for his Night Gallery series. Grubb died in New York City in 1980. His novel Ancient Lights was published posthumously in 1982, and St. Martins Press published 18 of his short stories in a book collection titled You Never Believe Me and Other Stories.Condition:Inscribed by Jones on half title. Touch of rubbing to spine ends. Jacket spine ends lightly chipped with some rubbed, some light wear to edges with some small closed tears, price clipped else a near fine copy in like jacket.

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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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        Fifty-two Drawings

      London: George Rainbird,, 1957. Introduction by Lord David Cecil. Quarto. Original grey mottled cloth, titles to front cover gilt on a black ground, titles to spine gilt. A couple of light marks and stains to covers, some page edges toned otherwise internally bright and clean. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist "Stephen Spender, from, Augustus John". From the library of Stephen Spender.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Casino Royale (James Bond, 007)

      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.

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1957. A Conversation Piece. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. Housed in a quarter maroon morocco solander case. Spine and edges of boards just a little faded. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 50 large-paper copies, this a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Jack & Bridget with warm regards from Evelyn". Accompanying the book is a typed letter signed from Waugh's son Auberon responding drolly to a question from the book's then-owner: "Dear Mr. Ritchie, Thank you for your letter. The Jack and Bridget in your copy of Pinfold were undoubtedly the late Sir John and Lady McEwen of Marchmont House, Berwickshire. No doubt you can discover more about him in the baronetage. I was interested, but not altogether surprised, to learn that his heirs have sold the book". Also included is a copy of the original letter from Ritchie.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        2 autograph letters signed (one 'J. R. R. Tolkien' and the other 'J.R.R.T)

      Merton College, Oxford, and n. p., 13th January and 27th October 1957. - 8vo. Altogether (2+1½ =) 3½ pp. on 2 ff. To Peter Goolden, Editor of the Old English Apollonicus of Tyre. In his first letter, Tolkien is sending "some notes on your linguistic section, which I hope you will find useful, if not too illegible. N.B. they are notes only on what you have written: I have not had time to survey the text myself to see if there are features worth noting that you have overlooked [.]". He goes on to say that he has "received a reply from Wrenn. There are two points in it worth mentioning. (1) ‚I thought I had agreed with G that the Glossary was to be only SELECT' - though he admits that a full glossary might ‚help the lower type of student and please commercially'. (2) ‚I had hoped to see the Apollonicus before Oct., when I should have had time to look it over; but it only arrived just before I left Oxford [.]'. I take it that Wrenn must, in the rush of his many tasks, have become confused in his memory of events? Possibly he only discovered your MS when clearing up before departure. Your covering note is not dated, and refers to your disappointment in finding he had gone to Ireland [.] This whole matter is most odd, and needs research in itself! [.]". - The second letter says he has received a letter from Davin "right in the rush of term beginning. What do you think? I had hoped that your remarks in your preface would suffice. It is clear that the Press will publish, but they may insist on an editorial prefatory note: which means one by me. Can you assist me? You probably still have the details fairly clear in mind, whereas they are already blurred to me (as I have had to deal with several other works or theses since). And of course, I have no longer your work by me. (Though I have Ross's copy of Raith [.]) If demanded I propose to add a note on this pattern [.]", and then he gives an outline of his suggested paragraph "Mr Goolden's edition was accepted - [.] but his manuscript was destroyed by a fire in University College, London, in [.] and had to be reconstituted. In the meantime Dr Josef Raith's edition appeared in 1956. The editors feel justified, nonetheless, in publishing Mr Goolden's work, since it is substantially independent and differs from Dr Raith's edition [followed by a loss of a few words on the fold; it continues:] "and in some points of opinion, while it is specially designed for the use of English students and provides [.]". He ends with a postscript that he hears the he is "celebrating today the 617th anniversary of the completion of the Ayenbite of Inwyt. A portentuousdate: it should prove the excuse for a glass [.]". - "The Old English Apollonius of Tyre" contains a one paragraph prefatory note by J.R.R. Tolkien explaining the delay in publishing Goolden's edition and justifying its publication despite the appearance of Dr. Josef Raith's edition in 1956. This is volume six in the Oxford English Monographs series. Tolkien was one of the General Editors for the series. Goolden says in his introduction: "I am also indebted to the editors of the Oxford English Monographs for undertaking the publication, especially Professor J. R. R. Tolkien who kindly suggested revisions in presentation and style, and these improvements are highly valued". The Ayenbite of Inwyt (literally Prick - or Remorse- of Conscience) is a confessional prose work written in a Kentish dialect of Middle English. The surviving copy of the work was completed on 27 October 1340, by a Benedictine monk, Michael of Northgate. The date is a rare certainty as the author specified the details in the preface. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Great Books of the Western World (54 Volume Cloth Bound Set)

      Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1957. Later Printing. Hardbacks.. Excellent condition./No dust jacket, as issued. . This is the nicer cloth bound set and not the cheap leatherette binding. Books are as described - all defects and marks are noted. A very nice set. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957 First edition, first printing. A fine with a hint of rubbing to the spine head and tail, otherwise clean and fresh, in a very bright and fine, unclipped dust jacket illustrated by George Salter, with a hint of rubbing to the edges, slight smudging on the back panel, minor crease on the back panel, and a hint of offsetting on the inner flaps. Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's fourth and last novel, and it is also her longest book. Set in a fictional dystopian future, Atlas Shrugged paints a picture of what the United States would look like if its best skilled workers, in refusal of being taxed, simply stopped doing their jobs. The title comes from the mythological figure of the Titan named Atlas, who was charged by the gods to hold up the sky and is often depicted as carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included. Illus. by Salter, George.

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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company,. 1957. cloth.. Review slip laid in. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with loss. along upper 65 mm and 57 mm of front and rear flap folds respectively. from animal or insect predation, several mild rubs on the photograph. of Asimov on the rear panel, and just a bit of general dust soiling.. The jacket still presents well overall. (#138683). First edition. The second novel featuring detective Elijah Bailey and his robot partner R. Daneel Olivaw by "the writer who virtually invented the science fiction mystery. In his novels THE CAVES OF STEEL (1954) and THE NAKED SUN (1957) and in the stories collected as ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES (1968), he masterfully bridged the gap between the two genres and proved that genuine detective fiction could be set in the future as well as in the present or past." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, p. 29. The human/robot detective team solve another murder, this one committed on Solaris, an Outer World with a robot-run economy, where the twenty thousand Solarians, thinly spread out over the surface of the planet, live in near total isolation from each other, and the presence or touch of another Solarian produces incapacitating physical repugnance. Bailey, from an underground Earth city, must overcome his fear of open spaces to solve the crime. "In its setting, it's a sort of inversion of THE CAVES OF STEEL, and it's equally cleverly plotted." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. [249]. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-42. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1476-9.

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      New York: McDowell, Obolensky, (1957). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in moderately worn, Very Good dustwrapper with a small stain on the front. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        LATHAM'S FALCONRY Or The Faulcons Lure And Cure With The New Second Book Of Faulconry

      Monterey: Bate And Slice Society, 1957.. Limited (135 of 250) facsimile of 1633 editions, bound in one volume. 8vo. Original gilt lettered full brown morocco. (Fine). Pp. 147 + 148 (with previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper; no inscriptions). [Scarce]. .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. First printing. Review copy with reviewer's slip laid in. Prior owner's name in blue pencil. At the end of Auden's introduction quoting lines from Wright someone has written (in pencil) the final quatrain in reverse, and commented interestingly: "note the hovering image of the turn-ed worm". At any rate other than these marks in pencil, and some light edgewear a lovely copy of one of the most important first books of poetry of the second half of the 20th C. As a review copy - scarce. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Alexander Rare Books]
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        Giovanni's Room

      London : Michael Joseph Ltd, 1957. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First UK Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First British edition, uncommon to find signed copies. Slight fading to spine of jacket, small amount of chipping to corners, closed tear to head of upper panel and light soiling to lower panel. Spine is slightly cocked. Signed and inscribed on dedication page to Clive Hirschhorn, author and critic. Brown cloth boards with white titles to spine and three yellow lines. Priced 15s. 221p..

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        Simple Stakes a Claim

      NY: Rinehart, 1957. Signed first edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Rinehart, 1957, first printing. 8vo., Beige paper covered boards with green and black titles. Boldly inscribed by Hughes in blue-grreen ink on fly leaf. Toning to the text block along the edges and some margins, small stamp of Negro Book Society at bottom of pastedown, otherwise fine, boards and titles pristine, crisp, in very good dust jacket (not price-clipped) with light fray at the heel and crown, gentle wear at the folds, light scuffing. . 1st. Hard. Fine/Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Raising Demons [Author's copy; Signed Presentation to Dedicatee's Wife]

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, Inc., 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy (mildly askew, spine lightly sunned, spine ends pushed, mild soil to the rear board, light spotting to the topstain), in a Very Good + dust jacket (light sunning to spine, rather light edge wear, a small amount of ink to the front panel opposite to, and caused by the Dedicatee's inscription ), INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SHIRLEY JACKSON TO THE DEDICATEE'S WIFE, AND FURTHER INSCRIBED BY THE DEDICATEE, LOUIS SCHER, ALSO TO HIS WIFE. Jackson's inscription reads: "For Lola U. Scher - / With all best wishes - / Shirley Jackson". Louis Scher's inscription reads: "Dear Lola, / I hope you enjoy / this. / Louis". Shirley Jackson's second family memoir (following "Life Among the Savages" - 1953). A prepublication copy inscribed and provided by Shirley Jackson to the Dedicatee's wife at the Dedicatee's request, thus a Fine Association Copy inscribed both by the Author and by the Dedicatee, and owned by the Dedicatee's wife. A Very Good AUTHOR'S COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SHIRLEY JACKSON TO THE DEDICATEE'S WIFE, AND FURTHER INSCRIBED BY THE DEDICATEE TO HIS WIFE. A RARE INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY.

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        The Hunchback of Notre Dame

      UK, Charles and Read, London. [1957], 1957. FIRST PRINTING. An original UK quad for Rank Organisation's 1957 movie adaptation of Victor Hugo's famous novel, starring Gina Lollobrigida and Anthony Quinn. Folded, condition A (small Film board ink stamp to image otherwise fresh). Approx dimensions 40x30 inches, landscape format, now with loose-backed board stiffener. The story of Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre-Dame cathedral and his devotion to the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmeralda. When the demented archdeacon Frollo sets out to abduct Esmeralda, he uses Quasimodo to do the evil deed on his behalf. However, Quasimodo turns from captor to saviour. One of the most enchanting and popular tales in all fiction This was the first version of the film to shot in colour. Note on Format; the 'quad' is a vertical view UK movie poster measuring approx. 30 x 40 inches, generally issued folded with one vertical and three horizontal creases. The standard (and most collectible) format for film posters in Britain, being the equivalent of the US 'one-sheet'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Syntactic Structures

      The Hague: Mouton & Co., 1957.. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Noam Chomsky on the title page. Near fine in wrappers.

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      LONDON: GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN, 1957. 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. . 2nd Edition. Hard Back. VG/VG. Illus. by TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. 190x130mm Approx.

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        Chagall. Text in französisch

      Paris (Maeght Editeur) 1957. 177 S. mit zahlr. Abb. und insgesamt 15 Original-Lithographien von Marc Chagall. Brosch. mit OFarbumschlag (= OLithographie). Kapitale mit minimalen Läsuren * vermutlich die 2. Druckauflage im Jahr der EA in gleicher Ausstattung: unterhalb der Inhaltsangabe findet sich die folgende Angabe: D.I. 1957-2 - Imp. 2743 Edit. 2293.

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        The Potting Shed

      Viking, 1957. First Edition (first U.S. and true first printing). The second play by the author of THE QUIET AMERICAN and THE END OF THE AFFAIR, a modern version of the story of Lazarus. Fine/Near Fine -- a bit of crimping at the head and foot of the dust jacket spine and one short closed tear to the front dust jacket panel, else a clean copy. Signed by Greene on the title page.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        ON THE ROAD

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        On The Road

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

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

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        On the Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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