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        Allegretto. milano, officina d'arte grafica lucini, 1957.

      Cm. 43, pp. (16) + 6 splendide tavole a colori fuori testo con opere di Fulvio Bianconi. Ciascuna con firma dell'artista. Bross. orig. ill. con velina di protezione ed entro custodia originale in cartoncino. Eccellente stato di conservazione. Pregiata edizione stampata in 200 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 39, dedicato a Roberto Sambonet).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        On the Road.

      NY Viking 1957 Octavo. (iv) 310 pp. First edition. Author's second book, which stands quite firmly as the quintessential work of beat literature. The subject of Kerouac's rhapsodic novel is well-known, as are the stories surrounding its composition, and the mixed bag of critical response to its publication. What is less often cited is Kerouac's intended audience, which Ann Charters reveals in her bibliography: in a later interview, he admits that the book was written for his second wife "to tell her what I'd been through. It's directed toward a woman ... it's sexy because it's addressed to a woman." Fine and bright in black cloth stamped in white, and with unrestored d/w which shows a few tiny nicks and a couple of small closed tears at extremities.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Supreme Court in the Mirror of Justices, Being the First Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania Law School [etc.]

      A major lecture by the Justice, focusing on the history of the Court and the qualities necessary to serve upon it; inscribed "For Fritz, with the hope / that his generosity in / clearing the track was / not frustrated, and / the regards of FF". Printed green stapled wraps, well-preserved; 21 pages. Privately printed, Philadelphia?], 1957?].

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        An archive of 6 autograph letters signed to book illustrator and friend Don Freeman, 1956-1957, and academic Frank Stirling

      N.p.: N.p., 1957. An archive of 6 autograph letters signed by Kenneth Millar (a.k.a. Ross Macdonald), 4 to book illustrator, longtime friend, and Santa Barbara neighbor Don Freeman, and 2 to an old professor and mentor from Ontario, Frank Stirling. A fascinating and unique collection of correspondence from Millar, full of personal inquiries, casual observations, and progress reports on children and mutual friends. Important, however, is a subtext regarding the author's ongoing psychoanalysis and the effect it was having on his life and work: "Heavens, you'd think from that remark that I was being analyzed... [I am] rediscovering the country of my childhood which isn't so very different from adult country, as Salinger people like you would be the first to agree. I'd say I'm well on through into the middle of it, too, and just wrote a good book ["The Galton Case"] quite fast by way of proving it." And again, "I suppose my best personal news is that the effect of analysis (I'm approaching termination) has been to reawaken, by some of the most extraordinary experiences, my interest in writing poetry, and I've come back after twenty years not with a whimper but a bang." The 2 letters to Frank Stirling come just before and just after a trip that reunited Millar with his old friend, respectively, and say much about the author's frustrations over trying to express himself in a literary fashion within the restrictions of the crime fiction genre. More than 2500 words in all, with each letter signed, "Ken." An intimate set of documents revealing much about a very private man, today a legend in the pantheon of literary crime fiction. Near Fine, onionskin stock, each letter dated with the author's address in Menlo Park.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        ATLAS SHRUGGED

      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, ABAA ]
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        Allestimento del museo depero. studio per sala rovereto - stemmi sponsor. 1957/58 circa.

      Matita su carta di cm 28x22,1. Più che buono. Opera autenticata da Maurizio Scudiero; numero archivio FD-3797-DIS. Non firmato.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        THE TASTE OF ASHES

      New York: Simon and Schuster,. 1957. cloth-backed boards.. Text paper tanned, a very good plus copy in about near fine dust. jacket with a touch of shelf wear and rubbing at edges. (#126391). First edition. Signed inscription by Browne to a mystery bookseller; "For - - / whom I tolerate only because / he's a bookseller / Howard Browne / 4 /16 / 88." Signed again on the title page by Browne. A short typed note dated 1982 from Browne declining an invitation to BoucherCon and saying he is working on a new book, PORK CITY (published by St. Martin's Press in 1988) is laid in. The next to last Paul Pine novel, this one published under his own name, thought by some the best of the series. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 96- 7. Pederson (ed), St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers (4th edition), pp. 116-17.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        THE GREEN WALL

      Yale University Press New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957. First Edition. boards. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        DIBUJOS Y LITOGRAFÍAS. Papeles de son Armands. Ano II. Tomo VII. Num XXI..

      Colleccion Juan de Juanes, New York Graphic Society, Palma de Mallorca, Nueva York., 1957. In Spanish. 157 p. Loose leaves in slip-case. Richly illustrated. A very fine copy. Numbered, no 59./738. With slipcase. Including 3 original lithos, one signed by Miró

      [Bookseller: Jones Antikvariat]
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