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        The Cat in the Hat

      Random House 1957 - First Edition, First Printing with the 200/200 printed price located on the front top flap of the dustjacket. A superb copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the words "For Beginning Readers" printed on the the front panel within a black circle. There is NO number on the spine of the dustjacket and the rear flap has the picture of Dr. Seuss and a brief biography of the author with no mention of the "Beginner Books" series found on later printings. This beautiful ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with slight wear to the spine and edges. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight, with slight wear to the boards. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a magnificent copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Cat In The Hat

      First Edition by Random House, New York: 1957. Near fine in illustrated paper covered boards without any lamination with only hints of rubbing to the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. An octavo measuring 9" by 6 1/2". In a very good, unclipped, fist issue dust jacket with the 200/200 price on the front flap with no mention of the "Beginner Books" series on the rear panel, but with a two inch closed tear at the fold between the spine area and the front panel and light rubbing and creasing at the ends of the spine area and at the fore corners of the front panel at the fold. 61 pages of text illustrated throughout by the author. An extremely clean, fresh and tight copy with no names, dates, writing or marks of any kind within the pages or on the end sheets.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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      New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good. True first printing in matte boards with a single signature and original dust jacket, priced at 200/200. A Near Fine copy of the book with trivial bumping, soiling and wear to board edges. Small bump to the top of the spine has caused a minor closed tear in the paper covering the spine. No previous ownership markings or soiling to any pages. Dust jacket is Very Good with some minor soiling and rubbing, a small closed one inch tear to rear panel and modest chipping to spine ends. Quite uncommon to find this title in the correct boards and jacket in such attractive condition. Arguably Dr. Seuss' most beloved children's story, created in response to John Hersey's claim that schools needed more exciting children's books to help beginning readers. Additional photos available upon request. Near Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.

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        CAT IN THE HAT

      1957. Fine. SEUSS, DR. THE CAT IN THE HAT. New York: Random House, (1957). First edition, third variant issue. See Younger and Hirsch 7, note 3. This copy in glazed boards with dust jacket priced 195/195 and without the Beginner Books listed as a series. A very small bit of wear at the corners and edges of the boards else fine and bright in a dust jacket that is wrinkled at the inner flap and has a little edge wear. Overall near fine.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        THE CAT IN THE HAT. [Children.] [First Edition.]

      New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. First Printing of both the book and dust jacket. First Printing of the book: copyrighted 1957, matte finish (not laminated), single signature (page gathering). In the rare first printing dust jacket: with the price "200/200" on the front flap, and with no mention of the "Beginner Books" series on the rear panel. Albeit being the rare First Printing, this copy is only in fair to good condition, and is consistent with that book grade. There is substantial generalized usage wear. Book is complete, just suffering from generalized wear. No previous signs of ownership, aside from the small bookseller bookplate of The Little Acorn Books and Gifts. Hinges are attached, rear hinge starting, internal paper with some separation, hinges very shaken. External rubs and abrasion. The dust jacket is severely creased and abraded, with a 5 inch closed tear. The dust jacket is laminated (unlike the book) so is fairly durable despite it's exposure. Main point of wear is the chip at the base of the front cover of the dust jacket, as shown. This is the first printing jacket with the 200 price still present on the flap. Although showing significant usage wear, this is the rare First Printing, with the additional benefit of currently being the most affordable copy available online. “A turning point, not only in the career of Dr. Seuss but in the reading habits of American children, occurred in the late 1950’s. Inspired by a thoughtful article by John Hersey in Life magazine, entitled ‘Why do Students Bog Down on the First R?,’ Seuss began to address the problem, which has since entered the popular parlance as the why-Johnny-can’t-read syndrome. Hersey’s contention was that the schools were filled with ‘pallid primers’ such as Fun with Dick and Jane, featuring ‘abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls,’ that real children found them uninspiring, and that many bookstores displayed more attractive alternatives, the ‘jaunty juveniles’ with ‘strange and wonderful animals and children who behave naturally, i.e., sometimes misbehave.’ Seuss’ answer was The Cat in the Hat. By enhancing everyday situations with irresistible imaginary characters and telling the tales with cleverly rhymed, easily recognizable words, Seuss gave control of learning to read back to children, while providing wit, charm, comic verse, and a surprise on every page. The Cat in the Hat was so successful that Random House, publisher of all the Dr. Seuss books since 1937, created a special division, Beginner Books, with the Cat in the Hat as the logo and Dr. Seuss as president of the division” (Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, 45). “This extraordinary writer has done more to foster literacy in children than most because he manages to combine lunacy with sanity, fun with learning, and quality with exuberant readability” (Joseph Connolly). First edition, with 200/200 on the inside flap of dust jacket and all other first edition points. (Younger & Hirsch 7). All books are professionally wrapped, to help ensure safe handling during transit. We regularly ship internationally. And, we offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms as described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Additional photographs are available. Please contact us with any inquiries.

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      New York: Random House. 1957. First Edition; 3rd state. Hardcover. 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 .

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        The Variorum Edition of the Poems of W. B. Yeats

      New York: Macmillan. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, number 505 of only 825 copies signed by Yeats. Although issued posthumously, the signed limited Variorum edition contains limitation sheets that were obviously signed by Yeats before his death. The definitive Yeats poetry collection. Edited by Peter Allt and Russell Alspach. New York: Macmillan, 1957. Octavo, original two-color buckram, original slipcase. Mild offsetting from a laid-in letter on half-title, some fading to slipcase. Book fine with spine gilt bright. Provenance: From the library of noted collector Abel Berland, with his bookplate on front pastedown. A beautiful copy, rare in such good condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Cat in the Hat, The

      1957. first edition. First Edition, in the Rare First Issue Dust JacketSEUSS, Dr. (pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel). The Cat in the Hat. [New York]: Random House, [1957].First edition, first issue. Octavo (8 15/16 x 6 3/8 inches; 227 x 163 mm.). [2], 61, [1] pp. Color illustrations throughout.Original unglazed color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers. A near fine copy, far better than is usually seen. In the rare original first issue color pictorial dust jacket, with the price “200/200” on the front flap and with no mention of the “Beginner Books” series on the rear panel. Jacket with the bare minimum of rubbing at folds.“Dr Seuss’s best-known picturebook epitomises the concept of instruction through delight. The Cat in the Hat was composed as a controlled vocabulary book with only 223 different words. Seuss created the book as a response to a 1954 article in Life magazine by John Hersey which speculated that the decline in children’s reading abilities in the United States was due to the dull basal readers used in school...and suggested that children’s writers, such as Seuss, might try to write a school primer. Seuss found the limited vocabulary a challenge and, after a period of frustration, simply chose the first two words that rhymed-‘cat’ and ‘hat’-from the list of approved words and created his most memorable character...The popularity of The Cat in the Hat led to the founding of the Beginner Book division of Random House in 1957 with Dr Seuss as president. The image of the Cat in the Hat became the logo for this controlled vocabulary series, which included the sequel The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958) as well as Green Eggs and Ham (1960). The Cat reappears in The Cat in the Hat Songbook (1967), The Cat’s Quizzer (1976) and I Can Read with My Eyes Shut (1978)” (The Cambridge Guide to Children’s Books in English).Younger & Hirsch 7.

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        The Comforters

      London, UK: 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. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by the author. Publisher's slip laid in. Some light rubbing to the bottom cloth, a near fine copy in a very good first issue dust jacket with 10/57 on the front flap. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. A nice copy of this landmark work.

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      New York: Random House, (1957). First Edition. Cloth. Tiny tear to heel of book's spine and insignificant wear to spine tips. About Fine in bright, just about Fine dustwrapper. Very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957 First edition, first printing. Original publisher's green cloth. Near fine in an excellent, unclipped first state dust jacket with only a trace of rubbing at the flaps corners. An extremely bright and fine copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      New York: Random House, [1957].. Gilt lettered green cloth. First edition, first printing (of course). Trace of foxing to rear pastedown, slight cracking between half-title and title leaf inconspicuously attended to by a previous owner, otherwise a very good copy in bright, unfaded price- clipped dust jacket ('10/57' appears at the toe of the front flap, and the publisher's full address appears on the rear flap) with slight fraying at the tips, a couple small rubs, a small abrasion at the lower edge of the rear panel, and a bit of old reinforcement along the toe of the spine on the verso. An average, not particularly unattractive copy.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957 First edition, first printing. Original publisher's green cloth. Very good with a former owner signature to front endpaper, front hinge cracked; in a very good unclipped first state jacket with some wear and a few tiny chips to spine ends, some splitting along lower front flap fold. Overall, still a bright copy with moderate wear.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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      New York: Random House, 1957. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book with bold green topstain. A very good dust jacket with wear at the extremities with some chipping to the spine ends of the jacket some creasing to the rear panel. The book explores a dystopian United States where leading innovators, ranging from industrialists to artists, refuse to be exploited by society.

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        [The Alexandria Quartet] Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1957?60. 4 volumes, octavo. Original cloth, titles to spines gilt on coloured grounds. With the dust jackets. Spines rolled, some mild rubbing and toning to edges of boards. An excellent set in the jackets that are very lightly rubbed along the edges with some small nicks and a few short closed tears. First editions, first impressions. A lovely set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      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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        Always Comes Evening

      Sauk City WI: Arkham House, 1957. First edition. Howard's first collection of poetry. Like Kipling, Howard was a first-rate doggerelist, an uncommon skill (many people do it badly). This is one of the 536 copies that has the title running up the spine of the book, rather than down, making it the first state. There were only 100 of the second state. A difficult book to find in either state. Jacket shows the usual rubbing on the back panel (perhaps a bit more than other copies) -- printing heavy black on a coated white stock and then stacking copies next to each other is a recipe for making copies appear rubbed. Slight edgewear on jacket, slight bumping on spine, gold printing on spine a bit toned -- still, quite a nice copy of a desirable book with one of the smaller print runs from this desirable press. If you can find a better copy cheaper, buy it! TW

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      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House: Publishers,. 1957. cloth.. Insect tracking to front and rear covers, a very good copy in nearly. fine dust jacket with dust soiling to rear panel and some internal. foxing. Uncommon. (#141098). First edition. Collection of Howard's poetry compiled by Glenn Lord. Published by Arkham House, subsidized by Lord. 636 copies printed. This is one of the more uncommon second state bindings. The first 536 copies were imprinted on the spine with the lettering running bottom to top, European style, the final 100 copies were imprinted top to bottom, American style. See Jaffery: The Arkham House Companion, pp. 46-7.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      New York: Grove Press Inc, 1957 Translated from the Persian by D P Costello. Grey / blue flecked paper-covered boards quarterbound in brown cloth; gilt stamped lettering to spine and front cloth; small decorative circle (grey/pink) at bottom front corner. Fading to spine and area of back cloth binding; small faint smudge to surface of cover; page edges toned; neat bookplate on inside front cover; previous owner's name on front endpaper; cutting from publisher's notice with photograph of Hedayat attached to inside back cover. Facing page to publishing information has printed note: "This is a SPECIALLY BOUND, LIMITED EDITION of 100 Numbered copies, of which this is copy number 8" (numbers entered in ink). Sound copy with very clean, clear text. 130 pages. Newspaper cutting with review by William Kay Archer laid in. "This most unusual and beautifully written short novel is the work of the Persian disciple of Sartre ... an astonishing tale which conveys the movements of an insane mind. The whole cyclical world of madness, compulsion and obsession is not described but created ... the power of the novel comes from the extraordinary variations, the repeated but seemingly different aspects of the narrator's compulsion." (Publishers' description) Extremely uncommon edition. (Scan available). Limited/Numbered First Edition . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Well Read Books (formerly Literacy Nanai]
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        Memory and her Nine Daughters The Muses/a Pretext for Printing cast Into the mould of a dialogue in Four chapters (limited and inscribed)

      New York: George Wittenborn/inc., 1957. Two hundred and fifty-two copies have been printed at the hand press by carolyn hammer, victor hammer has set the pages. This is copy number 203. This has been inscribed for R.C. Riebel (my grandfather) signed from VICTOR HAMMER 28.V. 58 Lexington, Ky. Beautiful cream paper covered boards with printing in red and black. Spine printing: hammer: 4 dialogues in red. Fabulous hand made paper with untrimmed edged and front and back endpapers unopened. Dust jacket is cream with black wood cut design of A diagram of measurements and Auxiliar lines of theThe front wall of the Chapel in KolBsheim - to front cover and back cover with black printing discussing Victor Hammer. Original price of $9.50 on inside flap of D.J. 107 pages. The same woodcut is before the first page in the book. Both dust jacket and book are in FINE condition. I would be happy to send more detailed photographs on request. . Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      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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        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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      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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      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]

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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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      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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      - 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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      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

      [Bookseller: Le Petit Prince]
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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]

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