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        XXe siecle. Nouvelle serie, No. 9 (double): Vrai et faux realisme dans L'art contemporain.

      Paris, Vingtieme Siecle, 1957. - circa 31,5 x 24,6 cm. With 6 extra plates in lithograph and pochoir Illustrated original softcover With lithographs by Chagall and Fautrier, pochoirs by Delaunay, Mondrian, Capogrossi and Magnelli. "- Very fine, only the spine a little darker, else crisp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Photographs from the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

      1957 - 11 photographs taken on the 1958 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, by George Lowe, photographer on the expedition. All laid on thick card, captions to verso. 28,9 x 30,5 cm; "Theron" departing from Shackleton Base leaving behing the members of the Advance Party. 30,1 x 23 cm; Flat-topped mountain of great geological interest, 5000 ft. high. 30,6 x 22,2 cm; Skeleton of the Hut at Shackleton just after the great March blizzard. 28,8 x 29,1 cm; "Theron" at sea ice edge in the sheltered bay two miles from the I.G.Y. hut site. 29 x 23,6 cm; Aerial photograph showing "Theron" unloading at the ice edge, Shackleton. 30,5 x 22,9 cm; Ice formation on the Crate after it had been abandoned. 29 x 28,8 cm; Unloading "Theron"at ice front near site of Shackleton Base. The first "Weasel" being winched out on 31st January 1956. 30,6 x 29,6 cm; Roy Homard in his patched trousers settles down to read his mail. 30,6 x 22,7 cm; Stores dump at Shackleton with the incomplete Main Hut beyond. 28,9 x 28,9 cm; Aerial photograph showing "Theron" at the ice age. 29,1 x 23,6 cm; Small tabular icebergs in the Weddell Sea. "Theron" sailed full speed ahead off coast of Antarctica. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition was the first overland crossing of Antarctica, succeeding in the 1950's what Sir Ernest Shackleton had attempted to do in his ill-fated expedition in 1914-1917. British Explorer Vivian Fuchs and New Zealander Edmund Hilary led the expedition. Previous to this expedition, George Lowe had been an important member of the the 1953 British expedition led by John Hunt that conquered Everest. For the Trans-Antarctic expedition, Lowe joined the 12-man party of the expedition leader, the British explorer Vivian Fuchs, which set out from Shackleton Base on one side of the continent, while Hillary led the support party from the Scott Base on the other side dropping supplies and establishing depots. Fuchs relied on Lowe's expertise to spot crevasses that were, Lowe later noted, "wider, deeper and harder to detect" than any he had previously encountered, and which posed a mortal threat to the tractors, dog-teams and snowmobiles they used to get around. In the event Hillary reached the Pole first, on January 3 1958. The teams met when Fuchs arrived on January 19, but while Hillary flew out, Fuchs continued on overland and arrived at Scott Base on March 2 after a journey of 2,158 miles. With other members of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Lowe received in 1958 the Polar Medal (with Antarctic clasp). He was also commemorated in Mount Lowe, a 3,000ft peak in the Shackleton Range.

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        The Artificial Nigger and Other Tales [A Good Man Is Hard to Find]

      Neville Spearman, London 1957 - First Impression of the author's first collection of short stories, one of only 2000 copies printed. 8vo: 251,[1]pp. Publisher's crimson paper-covered boards with simulated cloth grain, spine lettered in gilt; strikingly illustrated dust jacket printed in brown and red, priced 13s/6d. About Fine (offsetting to end papers), bright and tight without foxing, stains or inscriptions; about Fine jacket, very lightly rubbed to tips of spine panel. Yet another example of the value to be found in the graphically superior designs of most UK editions of American authors's works. Farmer A2.I.b.1. Originally published in New York, in 1955, as A Good Man is Hard to Find. O'Connor's "position with regard to race relations is a difficult and contentious one. Stories like 'The Artificial Nigger' and 'Everything that Rises Must Converge', which deal explicitly with race, can seem to moralize against racism while themselves rehearsing racist portrayals of African-Americans. But as Alice Walker has observed, O'Connor's general tendency in her stories is to refuse attempts at rendering African-Americans at all: 'she leaves them free, in the reader's imagination, to inhabit another landscape, another life, than the one she creates for them. This is a kind of grace many writers do not have'." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Golden Bubble. Arabian Gulf Documentary.

      London, Collins, 1957. 8vo. Original red boards, spine lettered in gilt; illustrated dust-wrappers, not price-clipped; pp. 255, frontispiece and plates after photographs; apart from light spotting to text and endpapers a very good copy. First edition, very rare, second issue. A travelogue of a year in the Arabian Gulf, describing Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Buraimi Oasis, Qatar, Kuwait; with hunting and falconry episodes. Dedicated to the honour and glory of His Excellency Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Albufalah, Ruler of Abu Dhabi. 'A pacifist at Oxford in the Second World War, Fenwick Owen had eventually taken a non-combatant posting in the RAF which left him with an unlikely expertise in the building of airstrips. Thus he found himself in Das, a small but oil-rich Gulf island in need of a runway ... The stay in the Gulf also led to one of the more unusual episodes in a highly unusual life. Presented to the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi as an es-Sha'ir [poet], the closest he could get in Arabic to "travel writer" - Fenwick Owen found himself asked to compose an ode on the spot. Never a slave to self doubt, he responded with: "Through Abu Dhabi's golden sands / We walked and talked until the sea / Crept up and disenchanted me". Sheikh Shakhbut nodded sagely and declared Fenwick Owen his court poet. It was a post he was to hold for 30 years, becoming laureate in turn to Shakhbut's son' (Obituary in the Independent. April 7, 2011).

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        La Bague d'Aurore.

      Louis Broder Paris 1957 - First edition. 8vo (165 x 135mm.), copy number 110 of 130 copies on vélin de rives , signed by Miro on the Limitation Page, 5 original aquatint etchings in colours by Joan Miró and one original dry-point on upper cover, loose (as issued), title and text in French. Contained within printed original wrappers, portfolio and slipcase, spine of the portfolio slightly sunned and some slight staining to the boards of the portfolio. a fine example of this limited editon on special paper (vélin de rives). Only 130 copies published. The fourth volume in the series "Miroir du Poeté" . An important example of surrealist poetry and art. Crevel (1900-1935) was considered an integral part of the Surrealist movement and though his output was small as he died young his work was considered very lucid and witty. His central theme in common with most surrealists that logic is restrictive and morality is futile. Cramer 44 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Giorgio Morandi. Opera grafica

      Torino, Einaudi, 1957 - Fascicolo in brossura di 24 pagine con testo di Lamberto Vitali, tavola di concordanza e catalogo delle opere. 117 tavole sciolte, riproducenti le incisioni dell'artista, ciascuna entro quartino che riporta i dettagli dell'opera alla prima pagina (cm 39,2x28,5). Folio (cm 42x30,6) . pp. 24 + tavole. . Molto buono (Very Good). Custodia leggermente sciupata con lievi abrasioni (Lightly worn slip-case). Edizione originale di 1000 esemplari numerati. . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        After Lorca; With an Introduction by Federico Garcia Lorca

      San Francisco: White Rabbit Press, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. Softcover. Soiling along spine, else very good in original pictorial wrappers with a cover drawing by Jess.. Octavo. 16.5 x 21.5 cm. 63 pp. Limited issue, being one (G) of 26 lettered copies, signed by Spicer with a small original drawing. Spicer's first book of poetry, rare in this signed issue. Introduction by Lorca.

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        Lotto di cataloghi, manifesti, inviti

      1957/1985 1957 - Raccolta di 118 documenti (inviti, cataloghi, libri, locandine) che attraversano trent'anni di attività della galleria. Premettiamo che non ci sono il catalogo di Richard Serra e il libro di Kounellis "La via del sangue". Documentazione a richiesta. La raccolta

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ardengo]
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        On Poetry and Poets

      Faber and Faber, London., 1957. First edition. Octavo. 262 pages. Seven essays under the heading of On Poetry. Nine essays under the heading of On Poets - these include pieces on Yeats, Milton, Virgil, Johnson, Byron, Kipling, Goethe etc.Inscribed by the author on the title-page: ''Inscribed for Arthur Jones Esq by T.S. Eliot''.Free endpapers faintly and partially tanned. Near fine in very good, nicked dustwrapper with a few short tears.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        From Russia With Love

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1957. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1957. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Page block and edges square and tight, covers unmarked and unblemished. A fine copy in original VG+ dust jacket which has no toning or fading to spine. Not price clipped.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        SELECTED POEMS

      New York: Grove Press, 1957. Cloth and boards. Spine stamping a shade patinated, otherwise about fine, without printed dust jacket, as issued, in torn acetate wrapper. First edition, limited issue. One of fifty numbered copies, specially bound, and signed and dated by the author in Zurich on 17 March 1957. It would appear that a portion of the edition was not distributed at the time of publication, and for some time thereafter, this was an uncommon book.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Sappho (Signed Broadside First Edition)

      San Francisco, CA: Poems in Folio, 1957. First edition. Broadside printed in two colors that measures 12" x 18" and with a small information sheet with a statement by Williams and bibliographical information as well. Number 4 of only 150 copies printed on Milbourn handmade paper from a total edition of 1150. Both sheets in very near fine condition. Signed by Williams.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The Tower of Babel; / Woodcuts by Gerhard Marcks

      New Directions, [New York 1957 - Folio, [31]pp; vellum-backed boards. One of 250 numbered copies, printed on a handpress by Richard von Sichowsky. Hamburg, on handmade Zanders paper, with four woodcut illustrations and graphic woodcut title page, signed by both Merton and Marcks. An elegant, understated production and one of the most appealing limited editions from New Directions. Fine in publisher's cardstock slipcase with printed label on front panel; as nice a copy as one might hope to find. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books (ABAA, ILAB)]
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        Constructions Sculpture Paintings Drawings Engravings

      Illustrations. First English edition. 4to., cloth, dust jacket, 3d glasses in folding container on rear pastedown, list of stereoscopic reproductions tipped in, pictorial dust jacket. London, Lund Humphries.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957. First edition of one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century. Large octavo, original green cloth, frontispiece stamped in gilt, spine stamped in black and gilt. Boldly signed by Ayn Rand on the front free endpaper. Fine a near fine first issue dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Dust jacket design by George Salter. From 1943 until its publication in 1957, [Rand] worked on the book that many say is her masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged. This novel describes how a genius named John Galt grows weary of supporting a society of ungrateful parasites and one day simply shrugs and walks away. He becomes an inspiration to like-minded men and women, all of whom eventually follow his example, until society, in its agony, calls them back to responsibility and respect. Again [as with Rand's novel The Fountainhead in 1943] reviews were unsympathetic, and again people bought the book" (ANB). The theme of Atlas Shrugged, as Rand described it, is "the role of man's mind in existence." The book explores a number of philosophical themes that Rand would subsequently develop into the philosophy of Objectivism. By 1984 more than five million copies of Atlas Shrugged had been sold, and in a 1991 Library of Congress survey Americans named it second only to the Bible as the book that had most influenced their lives.

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        First Love and Other Sorrows

      New York: Dial, 1957. Fine/Fine. First edition. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tad Mosel's copy with his bookplate under the front flap and a small ink date, fine in a crisp, about fine dustwrapper with some very light wear, in a custom cloth chemise and slipcase with leather spine labels. Author's first book. Brodkey wrote exquisitely, if not voluminously, and copies of this collection of stories, all of which first appeared in The New Yorker, have become very uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Polemic [Volume II, Number I : Spring 1957] : [Original woodcut by Roy Lichtenstein]

      Cleveland, Ohio: Adelbert College Student Council, Western Reserve University, 1957. Clay-brown textured paper front cover (and spine) with bw illustration and yellow lettering. Back cover is manila card. 80 pages with 4 single-sided original illustrations, 3 bw plates, and 5 bw vignette images of one of the original illustrations. Polemic (A Journal of Contemporary Ideas) was a student literary-art magazine of Adelbert College (now part of Case Western Reserve University). Found on Page 23 is an original woodcut (untitled and unsigned) by Roy Lichtenstein. It was pressed in black ink from wood block on Mulberry paper. This is one of two abstract wood engravings executed by Lichtenstein for Polemic: this one in 1957 and one for the a cover in 1959. Of the two, this 1957 work is by far the scarcer, but it is unsigned, whereas the 1959 engraving was signed. The other graphics for this issue are an original lithography for the cover by B.F. Ford, pulled by hand on Fabriano; a detail from a woodcut by Bruce Sharpe, reproduced by letterpress on Nideggan; a charcoal drawing by Julia Kertiss Tucker, transferred by lithography on Alphatone; and a textile design by Barbara Wood in balsa wood printed on Della Robbia. Additional sections of the periodical include Symposium, Articles, Fiction, and Poetry; with Rémy G. Saisselin, Robert Shaw, William E. Kennick, Francis R. Bliss, Leonard Dryansky, and others contributing. A very scarce, very good copy. VG- (A clean, tight copy without marks to text. Light coffee splatter to bottoms of pages 8-9 (facing each other) and the back cover. Age toning to pages 45-47 (likely the kind of paper used) and the margins of the back cover. Some soiling to ivory back cover. Light off-setting from two illustrations. A very nice copy. Images are quite strong and clean.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc.]
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        Gde shumit Padun.

      Irkutsk, Irkutskoe Izdatelstvo, 1957. Oblong large folio (320 x 480 mm), original cloth-backed illustrated boards, cord-bound; pp. [4], 30 titnted lithographic plates in different colours; light wear to extremities; internally very good; copy released from a a Latvian library in the early 1990s, with stamps on title-verso and in the margin of last plate, one plate with ms. shelfmark. Extremely rare and beautiful pictorial album celebrating the construction of what was to become one of the largest artificial water reservoirs for the production of hydroelecticity, Bratsk Reservoir on the river Angara in Siberia. The title of the book, What the Padun is Rushing refers to a now largely submerged river. Construction had begun in the year of this publication and the 4,400 m long dam was finished ten years later. The plates show the stunning landscape, often in winter and men working with heavy diesel machines and the first electricity supply for the construction, villages and villagers leaving the area. Actually, the initial work had been carried out by convicts, followed by the Red Army and Komsomol volunteers; 264 villages were destroyed and in 1976 Valentin Rasputin (born in a village in Irkutsk Oblast) published the novel Farewell to Matyora, the first Russian work to openly deal critically with the ecological and social impact of the electrification and industrialization of the country. For a Russian book the print run was rather small: 3000, and we were not able to trace any other copy commercially or institutionally. It can be assumed that this publication, produced in April 1957 was mainly distributed to members of the Politburo, government members responsible for organizing the workforce and carry out the planning. Other copies might have been taken apart for decorating the walls of the high-rise flats in the newly-founded city of Bratsk, were many of the ex-villagers were housed.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Metavisual Tachiste Abstract: Painting in England Today

      Redfern Gallery, London 1957 - Exhibition catalogue 4th April - 4th May.Featuring Ralph Rumney, Paul Feiler, Patrick Heron, Frank Avray Wilson, Derek Middleton, Bryan Wynter, Denis Bowen, Donald Hamilton Fraser, Terry Frost, John Coplans, Rodrigo Moynihan, Gillian Ayres, Alan Davie, Henry Cliffe, Roger Hilton, Gwyther Irwin, William Gear, Clifford Ellis, Peter Kinley, Robyn Denny, Sandra Blow, J. Milnes-Smith, Dorothy Bordass, Peter Lanyon, Cliff Holden, Ian Stephenson, Ben Nicholson, Adrian Heath, Victor Pasmore, Roger Barr. Monochrome plates for each artist. An uncommonly nice copy of this seminal exhibition catalologue. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Frances Wetherell]
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        Promotional Booklet for Jamie and Mardi-Gras Records. Circa 1960

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Group of 14 photographic snapshots of Djuna Barnes

      [New York, 1957. 14 vintage silver prints, with 8 11 x 11 in. enlargements (printed c. 1990). 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 in. Some edgewear and creasing. 14 vintage silver prints, with 8 11 x 11 in. enlargements (printed c. 1990). 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 in. Rare Berenice Abbott Portraits of Djuna Barnes. Rare images of Barnes in middle-age, taken by her friend Berenice Abbott at her studio in New York. These images remained unpublished and largely unseen until they were included in Hank O'Neal's 1990 memoir of his relationship with Barnes, "Life is Painful, Nasty and Short … in My Case it Has Only Been Painful and Nasty." Abbott's portraits of Barnes from the 1920s created the enduring image of the author.

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        Rockets Galore

      Chatto & Windus, London 1957 - First edition. Spine gilt a little tarnished else very near fine in slightly spine-toned, very good or better dustwrapper. Signed by the author in full on the title page, and further Inscribed by him on the front fly to his publisher, Norah Smallwood: "Darling Norah from Mont." Mont was the name that Mackenzie used with friends, the diminutive of his middle name, Montague. The sequel to Whiskey Galore, one of several of the Highland comedies by Mackenzie that were adapted for the excellent British television series Monarch of the Glen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Auf der Erde und in der Hölle. Gedichte.

      Salzburg, Otto Müller Verlag, 1957. - 125, (3) SS. Flexibler Originalkunststoffband. 8vo. Widmungsexemplar von Bernhards erster Veröffentlichung (WG1): "Herrn Dr. Möstl herzlichst [.] Thomas Bernhard | 9. XI. 63". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Middle Of The Night (SIGNED Plus SIGNED MOVIE & BROADWAY CAST TIE-INS)

      Random House, New York 1957 - 1st Edition/Stated First Printing. SIGNED by Paddy Chayefsky on a card affixed to title page (signature only), some fading to board edges and age-toning on end pages. DJ lightly soiled with small chip on top rear and closed tear at lower rear spine; $2.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. From the 1959 Delbert Mann film version of the play: Affixed to front end page is a B&W Photo SIGNED by KIM NOVAK (played 'Betty Preisser') and also attached to front end page is a card SIGNED by LEE GRANT (played 'Marilyn'). From the original 1956 Joshua Logan Broadway production of the play: Laid-in are cards SIGNED by famed Director, Producter JOSHUA LOGAN; GENA ROWLANDS (played 'The Girl'); and ANNE JACKSON (played 'The Daughter'). (Also comes with a unsigned 'good' 1959 1st Bantam Printing paperback edition of 'Middle of the Night'). Unique copy for the Chayefsky--Middle of the Night fan or collector. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Montemarano]
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        Begegnung. 30 Originalholzschnitte.

      (Burgdorf), gedruckt von Emil Jenzer auf der Berner Handpresse 1957. - 29x24 cm. 36 n.n. Bl. mit 20 montierten Originalholzschnitten auf Japan. Originalpappband in Schuber (Hugo Peller). Nr. 47/200 im Druckvermerk numerierten und signierten Exemplaren. - Rücken mit kleinem Fleck und am Kopf schwach bestossen. Im Schnitt leicht gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Polemic [Volume II, Number I : Spring 1957] : [Original woodcut by Roy Lichtenstein]

      Cleveland, Ohio: Adelbert College Student Council, Western Reserve University, 1957. Original Edition; Not a Reprint. Paperback. VG- (A clean, tight copy without marks to text. Light coffee splatter to bottoms of pages 8-9 (facing each other) and the back cover. Age toning to pages 45-47 (likely the kind of paper used) and the margins of the back cover. Some soiling to ivory back cover. Light off-setting from two illustrations. A very nice copy. Images are quite strong and clean.. Clay-brown textured paper front cover (and spine) with bw illustration and yellow lettering. Back cover is manila card. 80 pages with 4 single-sided original illustrations, 3 bw plates, and 5 bw vignette images of one of the original illustrations. Polemic (A Journal of Contemporary Ideas) was a student literary-art magazine of Adelbert College (now part of Case Western Reserve University). Found on Page 23 is an original woodcut (untitled and unsigned) by Roy Lichtenstein. It was pressed in black ink from wood block on Mulberry paper. This is one of two abstract wood engravings executed by Lichtenstein for Polemic: this one in 1957 and one for the a cover in 1959. Of the two, this 1957 work is by far the scarcer, but it is unsigned, whereas the 1959 engraving was signed. The other graphics for this issue are an original lithography for the cover by B.F. Ford, pulled by hand on Fabriano; a detail from a woodcut by Bruce Sharpe, reproduced by letterpress on Nideggan; a charcoal drawing by Julia Kertiss Tucker, transferred by lithography on Alphatone; and a textile design by Barbara Wood in balsa wood printed on Della Robbia. Additional sections of the periodical include Symposium, Articles, Fiction, and Poetry; with Rémy G. Saisselin, Robert Shaw, William E. Kennick, Francis R. Bliss, Leonard Dryansky, and others contributing. A very scarce, very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Novissimo digesto italiano.

      Utet,, Torino, 1957 - Ventisette volumi in-4, pp. 20.000 ca. complessive. Legatura edit. in tela decorata. Ben conservato. Esemplare completo delle 7 appendici.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        La drépanocytose. Etat actuel de la recherche et contribution à la biologie des noirs sicklémiques

      Marseille, Editions "Medecine Tropicale", 1957, in-4, de 52 pages et 4 planches, exemplaire broché, Première édition, rare.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Achievement in American Poetry 1900-1950

      [Tokyo]: Hyoron Sha / Henry Regnery, 1957. Near Fine/Very Good. First Japanese edition. Text in Japanese. Near fine with a touch of wear to one board edge, in very good dustwrapper with the corners chipped. The author's copy, Signed by her with a note stating that this was the first Japanese printing. Also present is an interesting laid in letter written to Bogan by Prof. Nishizaki, the translator of the work, in which he apologizes to the author for the shortcomings of his efforts, adding some rueful commentary on the difficulties of translating poetry.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Superfluidity and Superconductivity" [Feynman's Only Paper on Superconductivity, pp. 205-213] WITH International Congress on Theoretical Physics Papers [Entire Issue] in Reviews of Modern Physics, Volume 29, Number 2, April, 1957, pp. 159-254

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPS OF FEYNMAN'S ONLY PAPER ON SUPERCONDUCTIVITY IN PRISTINE CLAMSHELL CASE. Feynman's work did not unravel the mysteries of superconductivity, but it significantly impacted all work in the field, including the eventual and seminal BCS Theory "'in which electrons, through interaction with lattice vibrations, form Cooper pairs, which move in a coordinated manner, rather than randomly as in a normal conductor, allowing electricity to flow with no resistance'" (APS Physics). Feynman's paper was first a lecture at the International Congress on Theoretical Physics held in Seattle in September 1956. This issue is entirely dedicated to the work presented at the congress and, apart from the Feynman, is inclusive of an important series of papers. It is worth noting that the congress took place and this journal was printed just prior to Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer's announcement of their fully developed theory in December of 1957. Superconductivity, for Feynman, was "the one that got away" (Krauss, Quantum Man, 189). Though he spent much of the early 1950s working on it, he never succeeded in the type of breakthrough that the work of BCS yielded. That said, their approach to explaining the phenomenon, "borrowed heavily from the ideas [Feynman] introduced to study the properties of materials in general, and specifically, the ideas he developed to explain superfluidity" (ibid). Feynman's space-time approach to understanding the properties of electrons in materials "turned out to be of crucial importance in understanding the interactions that allow electron pairs to bind together and condense in a superconductor" (ibid). A year before Schrieffer et al., cracked the problem of superconductivity, Schrieffer sat in an audience listening to Feynman talk about both superfluidity and superconductivity. While that lecture was never printed, it was a less-detailed version of the lecture/paper offered here. Schrieffer "was fascinated to hear Feynman talk in great detail about his own ideas about superconductivity that went wrong. [Schrieffer and his teams] approach to understanding superconductivity was to figure out, just as Feynman had, how a Bose-Einstein-like condensate could form, in this case for particles like electrons that were not bosons. Equally important was demonstrating, as Feynman had… that there was an energy gap between the ground state and the excited states, so that at low energies, collisions which otherwise produce excitations that dissipate energy could not occur" (ibid). Feynman's work also greatly impacted that of Alexei Abrikosov as well. Abrikosov would later win the Nobel Prize for showing that "one can force magnetic field lines through a superconductor, but they too will permeate the superconductor in thin vortex lines" (ibid). In his Nobel address, Abrikosov said that he had initially put his original proposal for this work in a drawer "because Landau didn't think much of it. It was only after learning about Feynman's thoughts about rotational vortices in superfluids that [he] had the courage to publish his ideas on magnetic vortices. Feynman's foray into condensed matter physics was thus remarkable not just for the manner in which his intuition led to key insights, but by the way in which… his imprint on the field was demonstrable" (ibid). Still Feynman was human. He had worked so hard on superconductivity that he later said, "I developed an emotional block against the problem of superconductivity, so that when I learned about the BCS paper I could not bring myself to read it for a long time' (APS). Issue includes important contributions by Bargmann, Weisskopf, Jensen, Mottelson, Lane, van Hove, Yukawa, Low, Michel, Yang, Morrison, and Salpeter. CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. Original printed wraps; pristine maroon clamshell case. Very slight scuffing and crease at the edges of the wraps; very slight spotting where staples appear to have bled through. (See photo). Bright and clean. Very good condition.

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        E.W. Nay.

      Galerie der Spiegel,, Köln,, 1957 - Mit 1 Orig.-farbige Lithographie, signiert. 4 farbigen Blättern und zahlreichen ganzs. Abb. in Schwarzweiss. 22 unn. Bll. Folio. Orig.-Brosch. "Geh durch den Spiegel", Folge 10. Kataloge zu den Ausstellungen der Galerie Der Spiegel Köln. Auflage: 150 Exempl. Mit Texten von Jean Gebser und E.W. Nay.(signatur vorige E. Umschlag gebraunt.Sonst tadelos) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Privates Fotoalbum v. einer Aufführung 1957 am Goethe-Gymnasium in Karlsruhe (Wolf Wondratscheck im Alter von 14 Jahren in der Rolle des "Igel" in der Aufführung "Der Igel als Bräutigam" (Oper mit Texten und Musik von Cesar Bresgen und Ludwig Andersen)

      Karlsruhe 1957 - 4°. quer Gutes Ex. Die Aufführung fand am 31. Januar 1957 statt ---- Vorne eingeklebt der Programmzettel in dem auch Wondratscheck erwähnt wird; Weitere Mitwirkende: Albrecht von Renz, Wolfgang Heine, Bernd Schade, Adolf Unger, Helmut Schmidt-Bäumler, Michael Vetter, Norbert Erles, Heinz Roll, Dietger Schiel, Wolf Hoppe, Jochen Wörther, Olaf Janzer --------- 84 s/w Szenen- und andere Fotos, die den Ablauf des Stückes schön dokumentieren. Fotos von Wondratscheck in der Igel-Kostümierung und ohne, meines Erachtens auch Cesar Bresgen auf Fotos als Dirigent ----- Das Album stammt aus dem Nachlaß der damals jungen Musiklehrerin Baust

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        From Russia, With Love.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1957 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and revolver and rose motif to front board in metallic red and silver. With the dust jacket. A very good copy in the jacket with toned spine, a little faint soiling to rear cover and a couple of shallow chips to extremities. First edition, first impression. This is the first of Fleming's novels for which Richard Chopping designed the jacket - as he would go on to do for virtually all the subsequent Bond books. Gilbert A5a (1.1). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rahel Varnhagen.

      London: published for the Leo Baeck Institute of Jews from Germany by the East and West Library,, 1957. The Life of a Jewess. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Spine and extremities bleached, spine ends a little bumped, dust jacket extremities lightly rubbed and with a few nicks, jacket spine faded, lower front panel marked, tape repair to inner spine, a very good copy. First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "For Harry Zohn, cordially, Cambridge, April 6, 1967". This is the German-born Jewish political theorist's first commercially published book which she began writing in the late 1920s, translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston. It was nearly complete when Arendt was forced to leave Germany, and she did not return to her project until nearly two decades later, at which point much of the archival material she had planned to consult had been destroyed. It is both a biography of the German-Jewish writer Rahel Levin (1771-1833) and a more general "contribution to the history of the German Jews" (dust jacket blurb). Levin was well-known to many of the key figures of the German Romantic movement, who often met each other at her Berlin salon: regulars included Friedrich Gentz, Motte Fouqué, Schlegel, Schelling, and Steffens. She was introduced to Goethe in 1795. Harry Zohn (1923-2001) was an educator, writer and translator of important works of German literature. He and Arendt collaborated on an edition of Walter Benjamin's Illuminations (1968), which she edited and he translated. They began corresponding with each other about this project in February 1967 and Zohn had the translation ready for Arendt's arrival in Cambridge, where they met on 6 April.

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        Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Handwörterbuch für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft. (komplett mit Register)

      Tübingen, Mohr, 1957-65, 3. Auflage. 6 Bände plus Registerband Halbleinen Einbände sehr leicht berieben, Rücken etwas ausgeblichen, gut erhalten, Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Principles and art of Plastic Surgery

      Bok. Två mycket välbevarade volymer med yttre täckplast samt box i hårdpapp. Tryckt 1957 i London, Butterworth @ Co. Antal sidor 652. Bokan ger en historisk tillbakabllick och 1957 års top of the line plastikkirurgi. Man får följa med Sir. Harold Delf Gillies berättelser och hans utmärkta fotografier från hans Jaw Unit.

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        The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France.

      New York: McGraw-Hill,, [1957]. With 24 colour photographs by Percy Hennell and eight maps and decorations by Asgeir Scott. Small quarto (262 x 184 mm). Contemporary red full morocco by Zaehnsdorf, titles to spine gilt in compartments, gilt raised bands, single-line gilt border on covers, gilt motif of a grape vine on front cover, edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Colour frontispiece of the author, title page printed in red and black, chapter decorations in black, 23 colour plates from photographs, and 8 three-colour maps. Spine lightly faded; an excellent, bright copy. First edition, second printing. A detailed work by a man "regarded as the leading authority in the world on wine and gastronomy" (ODNB).

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