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        IL DOTTOR ZIVAGO Traduzione dal russo di Pietro Zveteremich.

      Milano, Feltrinelli, 1957. in-16 gr., cartonato edit., sovracoperta (lieviss. mancanze margin.), pp. 710,(2). Celeberrima "prima edizione", nella prima tiratura del 15 novembre. “Il romanzo, accolto in manoscritto dai dirigenti letterari sovietici con obiezioni di fondo, via via più gravi - (si conclusero in una lettera della redazione della rivista ‘Novyj Mir’ che rifiutava la pubblicazione dell’opera) - pervenne all’editore Feltrinelli che lo presentò al pubblico direttamente in traduzione italiana. L’avvenimento uscì, in breve, dall’ambito del dibattito culturale e si trasformò in una questione prevalentemente politica, con aspetti di esasperazione polemica, estranei al giudizio sul valore artistico dell’opera”. Così “Diz. Universale della Letteratura Contemporanea”,III, p. 985. Esemplare molto ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        The Alexandria Quartet [Justine/Balthazar/Mountolive/Clea]

      Faber 1957 - All first edition, first printings, published by Faber between 1957-60 (with no mention of subsequent printings). Comprising: JUSTINE Published by: Faber and Faber in 1957. Bound in original red boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine with no inscriptions, marks or stamps whatsoever. Some fading and a little wear to the gilt titling to the spine and some light marks to the centre of the foot of the front board. A good+ book. In a very good+ FIRST ISSUE (later issues had the hand-print mimicking the front cover design to the spine of the dust wrapper and review for 'White Eagles Over Serbia' being the last review on the rear panel). Small chip to the top of the front panel. Not price clipped showing 15s as called for. Some light chipping to corners and some browning to the spine. BALTHAZAR Published by: Faber and Faber in 1958. Bound in blue boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound with one name and date to the front end-paper with some off-setting and foxing to the end-papers and to page edges. A very good book. In a good+ unclipped first issue wrapper. With one small chip to the foot of the spine and some lighter chips to the corners. A little browning to the spine and to the rear panel. Some spotting to the rear panel also. Not price clipped. MOUNTOLIVE Published by: Faber and Faber in 1958. Bound in yellow boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound with one name and date to the front pastedown. A near fine book with one small stain to the top edge. In a near fine unclipped wrapper (first issue) with some light wear to the head of the spine. CLEA Published by: Faber and Faber in 1960. Bound in orange boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound with only one name to the ffep. A fine book. In a near unclipped wrapper - a little faded to the spine. A rare set of all four first editions in the Alexandria Quartet and the author's masterpiece. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1957 SIGNED New York Yankees Baseball Program Mickey Mantle Slaughter Berra

      Kansas City, Mo.: Ashcraft Inc., 1957. - 1957 SIGNED New York Yankees Baseball Program Mickey Mantle Slaughter Berra Billy Martin & more / PSA AUTHENTICATED A rare Major League Baseball game program from 1957 – Kansas City Athletics vs. New York Yankees. This incredible program is signed by 14 members of the ’57 Yankees including Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Enos Slaughter. According to PSA, “The signatures are consistent considering slant, flow, pen pressure, letter size, and other characteristics that are typical of the other exemplars that we have examined in our hobby and professional career.” In 1957, the Athletics published one program for each of the games against the Yankees, and thus, they were not dated. This specific program is from a game in which Mickey Mantle hit a homerun in the 8th-inning. Mantle hit only four home runs in Kansas City in the summer of 1957. Based on the possible score of the game, this game was more than likely from July 11 or 12, in which the Yankees won both games. The authenticating letter accompanies this item. Item number: #222 Price: $950 ATHLETICS, Kansas City. Kansas City Athletics Official Scorebook Kansas City, Mo.: Ashcraft Inc., 1957. Details: • Complete list of signatures includes: o Bobby Shantz o Enos Slaughter o Mickey Mantle o Billy Martin o Johnny Kucks o Tom Sturdivant o Bill Skowron o Jerry Coleman o Hank Bauer o Joe Collins o Art Ditmar o Yogi Berra o Al Cicotte o (one illegible signature) • Language: English • Size: ~10in X 6.75in (25.5cm x 17cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Muses Are Heard: An Account of the Porgy and Bess Visit to Leningrad

      Heinemann, London 1957 - Uncorrected proof of the first English edition. Modest staining to the bottom page edges and one small tear, thus very good in a good, oversize proof dustwrapper (that differs slightly from the finished jacket) with chipping at the crown. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        DEEP WATER

      New York: Harper and Brothers, [1957]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a with some mild rubbing, mainly to folds and slight shelf-wear to the spine ends. (17963). Octavo, boards. Novel of a cuckold husband and murder set in a small town. "...less startling than "Strangers" [on a Train], it is incomparably stronger in subtlety and depth of characterization." - Anthony Boucher review in the Criminals at Large column, New York Times, October 6, 1957. Filmed in 1981 in France, Eaux Profondes.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Deep Water

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957. First Edition. Highsmith's fifth published novel, centered around a cuckolded husband and his wife, whose male lovers and admirers keep disappearing suddenly and mysteriously. Basis for Michel Deville's 1981 film Eaux Profondes, starring Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant. HUBIN, p.204. First Printing, with no "First Edition" statement and "H-G" code on copyright page. Octavo; black and aquamarine cloth-covered boards, with titling and publisher's logo stamped in silver on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [8],213pp. Base of spine pushed, a few pinpoint rubs to corners, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.95), gently spine-sunned and lightly rubbed along spine ends, joints and flap folds, and a few short tears; Very Good+.

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      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York 1957 - Octavo, cloth. "It shows a great popular writer, a 'natural' at the height of his powers." - Pringle: Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #23. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-198. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some restoration, large chip from the base of the spine panel has been replaced and colored in along with a long closed tear, 40 mm, has been mended and colored over, some small patch ins at upper spine panel, colored in, and some color touch up along front flap fold. (17085) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hawk in the Rain - SIGNED by the Author with the wrap-around band

      Faber, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1957. A very good+ book with some spotting to the endpapers and to the page edges (as is common with this title) and a little mottling to the boards. SIGNED (with best wishes from) Ted Hughes to the front endpaper. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little repair to the spine tips and corners. Complete with the rare wrap-around band, stating the book to be 'The Choice of the Poetry Book Society'. Exceptionally rare signed and with the band. The Author's masterpiece and first collection of poems.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Justine - with the rare wrap-around band

      Faber, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1956. A very good book without inscriptions (small Times Library stamp to rear pastedown). Some light marking and scratching to the boards. Spine faded. In a very good first issue wrapper (no hand on spine) with some small chips to the spine tip and one to the front panel corner. Spine browned. With the rare wrap-around band (missing the rear flap and stained in places) with review from 'The Observer' and 'The Times'. Excessively scarce with the band

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957. First edition. Near fine in a very good plus dust jacket, light shelf wear and rubbing to corners and spine ends, tiny nick to upper front panel, very slight loss to corners, rubbing to front flap fold, fold a rear spine panel, some soiling to rear panel. (8293). Octavo, cloth. Author's first novel. Barron (ed.): Fantasy Literature 4A-44. Pringle: Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels #19.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        1540-1861 Mapping The Transmississippi West [ct 6 Vols, Deluxe]

      San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography. Fine with no dust jacket. 1957-1963. 1st. Hardcover. The author was a California lawyer and historian and a historical cartographer of the American West. Width: 10.5" Height: 14.5" six volumes, weight 40 lbs, shelf length 12.5". This first edition set is a limited edition of 1000 copies, this one being bound in quarter leather with gray cloth covered boards. The work includes five volumes bound as six. The six-volume set is a complete history and knowledge of the cartography of the American West including a blazing display of colored maps. Each volume is adorned with a color map frontispiece. This antique set shows in like new condition with Engraved plates and maps, some of which are folding, throughout. Appears as new. History from the Spanish explorations to later Government surveys with explanations of their significance. Bound in quarter green leather with gilt lettering to spines. Deluxe 1st edition limited to 100 copies. Vol I up to the Lousiana Purchase; Vol II Lewis and Clark to Fremont; Vol III From the Mexican war to the boundary surveys; Vol IV 1855 from Railroad Surveys to Civil War; Vol V - VI Civil War to the Geological Surveys. A deeply researched and useful guide to a magnificent array of early maps. Definitive work on American cartography with about 1,144 maps, many folding, on 2,129 pages. The two supplemental volumes appear to have been issued with publishers clear dustwrappers and these are present. ; 0 .

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        Himmelska uppenbarelser. I-IV pergamentband

      Bok. BIRGITTA, DEN HELIGA (1303-1373) Himmelska uppenbarelser. I-IV. Till svenska av Tryggve Lundén. Malmö; Allhem, Allhems Förlag, 1957-1959. Fyra volymer i förlagets gulddekorerade pergamentband med hela guldsnitt. Det tog Tryggve Lundén (1917-1992) åtta år att fullborda detta verk, som är den första fullständiga svenska översättningen av den latinska originalupplagan av Birgittas uppenbarelser, Revelationes celestes, som utkom i Lübeck år 1492. En utsökt välbevarad svit. Inga missfärgningar av pergamentet, inga exlibris, namnteckningar eller andra defekter. Det är svårt att finna ett exemplar av dessa vita band i perfekt skick.

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        La nuit est faite pour ouvrir les portes. Six poémes d'E douard Jaguer. Commentairegraphique de Scanavino.Genova,Arti Grafiche G.Schenone,

      1957 - Ottimo esemplare in edizione originale numerata stampata in sole 350 copie. Illustrato con sei litografie originali di Scanavino. In-16°;17 carte n.n.Brossura editoriale con sovraccoperta figurata. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Bok. Gebers. Tryckeri A.-B. Framtiden. U.å. [1957]. Originalupplagan. Tvärformat. 23 x 18 cm. 123 sidor. Bunden i förlagets halvklotband med tryckta omslag. Saknar ryggens klotöverdrag. Lös i inbindningen. Hörnen stötta. Frampärmen med mindre fläckar och bakpärmen solkig och med ett par större fläckar. Sid. 11-16 med genomgående vikmärke i innermarginalen. Inlagan bitvis något gulnad. Med dedikation från författaren i blått bläck på försättsbladet: 'Med varm hälsning till Christer! / Tove Jansson.'. Innehåller episoderna 'Mumintrollet', 'Muminfamiljen' och 'Den ensliga ön'. Omslaget i fyrfärgstryck. Tove Jansson var först tveksam till utgivningen av serien, då den från början var tänkt att utges i färg. Men serierna förblev svartvita och Tove Jansson besparades på så sätt mycket arbete. Totalt utkom 21 serieböcker mellan 1957 och 1974. Tove Janssons bror, Lars Jansson, blev från och med Mumintrollet 5 medförfattare till serien, och fortsatte så småningom själv arbetet med den. The first comic-strip version of the Moomintroll. Bound in publisher's hardback. Inscribed by author.

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        Science-fiction correspondence of John R. PIERCE with Robert A. HEINLEIN, Arthur C. CLARKE, and John W. CAMPBELL, Jr.

      V.p.[Colorado Springs, London, New York, Millburn, N.J.] 1957 - CAMPBELL & HEINLEIN and the father of the Transistor, JOHN R. PIERCE. Small and interesting archive of science fiction correspondence of physicist John R. Pierce (1910-2002), inventor of the word "transistor", director of research at AT&T's Bell Laboratories, and science fiction author of short stories (under the pseudonym J.J. Coupling), comprising: HEINLEIN, Robert A.1) Typed Letter, Signed, dated October 29, 1957, one-page, single spaced, asking for advice on technical matters concerning radio in Have Space Suit, Will Travel (published September 1958) and mentioning Pierce's earlier suggestions. With Pierce's retained carbons of his letters.2) Typed Postcard, Signed, dated June 30, 1947, replying to an inquiry from Pierce concerning agent Lou Schor, who was trying to start a science fiction radio series. CLARKE, Arthur C. Typed Letter, Signed, dated 2 March, 1952, one-page, on his stationery as Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, complimenting Pierce on his article about communications satellites in Astounding, and referring to Clarke's pioneering article in Wireless World for October 1945 "suggesting the use of satellites for TV relaying" CAMPBELL, JOHN W., JR.1) Typed Letter, Signed, 1 p., Dec. 17, 1943, discussing Pierce's article on heat rays, and a radio Campbell is building.2) Typed Letter, Signed, 1 p., Feb. 2, 1944, discussing an article by Ehrenhaft in Astounding, with the quote, "I am, in brief, firmly convinced that thuroughly [sic] unscientific, illogical and fundamentally mistaken people can make basic discoveries of the first magnitude by mistake."3) Typed Letter, Signed 3 p, Oct. 24, 1944, discussing an oscilloscope Campbell is building, and discussing a story idea from Murray Leinster.4) Typed Letter, Signed, 2 p., Dec. 27 [1944?], about an oscillator circuit.5) Autograph note forwarding a Feb. 2, 1949 letter inquiring about television tubes to Pierce, with a carbon of Pierce's reply.6) Carbon of letter from Pierce to Campbell, April 2, 1949.7) Typed Letter, Signed, 3 p, Feb. 21, 1950, about Pierce's article on perfect thinking mechanisms.8) Typed Letter, Signed, 3 p., April 5, 1950, about the development of Dianetics and how he had used it. With a carbon of Pierce's reply, April 12, 1950.9) Undated, unsigned, typed letter to Pierce about an article on electron multipliers.10) Group of letters, November-December, 1950, starting with a carbon of a reply to Campbell about a letter from an inventor that Campbell had forwarded, and including a suggestion that Campbell have the inventor, Allan Rader, work up an article. A letter from Rader and correspondence to him is included. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Time of Wonder

      The Viking Press, New York 1957 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "Published in 1957 by The Viking Press, Inc." printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has the $3.50 printed price present with slight wear to the edges. The book is in great shape and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's Blue Cloth. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this scarce First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1957]. First edition. A nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with the spine panel a little age darkened and tape re-enforcement to the verso at the spine ends and corners. (15731). Octavo, Illustration by Leonard Everett Fisher (jacket and title page), cloth. First serialized in Astounding magazine. "...Heinlein's knack for creating sociologically plausible cultures is well displayed." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-85, 5-60. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 363-68.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The Hawk in the Rain - SIGNED by the Author with the wrap-around band

      Faber 1957 - A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1957. A very good+ book with some spotting to the endpapers and to the page edges (as is common with this title) and a little mottling to the boards. SIGNED (with best wishes from) Ted Hughes to the front endpaper. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little repair to the spine tips and corners. Complete with the rare wrap-around band, stating the book to be 'The Choice of the Poetry Book Society'. Exceptionally rare signed and with the band. The Author's masterpiece and first collection of poems. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        The Scapegoat - Signed by Daphne Du Maurier

      Signed & Inscribed by author "Inscribed for Alistair Forbes by the author, Daphne Du Maurier" to front endpaper. 8vo. 368pp. Red boards with gilt lettering to spine. Yellow Gollancz wrapper. A near fine copy with light wear to extremities. The near fine dustwrapper is complete with lightest wear only. Not priceclipped with 15/-net on front flap.

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        40 dessins de picasso en marge du buffon

      henri jonquieres 1957 - rare exemplaire de 1957 numero 1251 sur le theme du buffon seulement 2226 ex pour les amateurs d art [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Sandcastle

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine-. First Impression of the author's uncommon third book. Publisher's forest green cloth, spine stamped in gilt; illustrated dust jacket, priced 15s, by Charles Mozley. About Fine (dust-soiled top edge, spine tips lightly bumped); about Fine jacket (spine panel mildly toned). The quiet life of schoolmaster Bill Mor and his wife, Nan, is disturbed when a young woman, Rain Carter, arrives at the school to paint the headmaster's portrait. "Visual art was of great importance to Murdoch and is a dominant strand in the novels, as well as being an idiosyncratic element in her moral philosophy. (Murdoch sees the creation of, and attention to, good art as a moral issue.) She thought that she might have been an art historian or a painter had it not been for the war, and her novels frequently feature painters as major characters, as, for example, in The Sandcastle." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves.

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1957]. First edition. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket, with a little rubbing to corners and mild age darkening to spine panel. (14036). Octavo, Illustration by Leonard Everett Fisher (jacket and title page), cloth. First serialized in Astounding magazine. "...Heinlein's knack for creating sociologically plausible cultures is well displayed." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-85, 5-60. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 363-68.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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      Bok. Maeght Editeur, Paris, 1957. 177,(2) pp + 15 lithographies. Soft covers with transparent protective cover. Illustrated in colour and b/w. Includes 15 lithographies by Marc Chagall - 13 are in colour (including cover and title page) and 4 of these are fold-outs. Also glued to the ffep is a piece of paper with a full signature that appears to be in Chagall's handwriting. Transparent cover misses pieces. Cover litho with chipping and a 4 cm tear. All other lithos without tears, dents or spots. Book in VG condition, lithos in Near Fine condition. French hylla: 785

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        Chagall Lithographe, (HIER Band II), 1957 - 1962

      mit 208 Seiten, 4, farbig illustrierte OU helles illustriertes OLn mit zusätzlichem Transparent-Umschlag im Original-Schuber, TADELLOSES EXEMPLAR des Bandes II des Werksverzeichnisses der Chagall Lithograpien:.Lithographe Tome II von 1957 - 1962, mit 12 Original-Lithographien (inkl der Original-Lithographie auf dem Schutzumschlag) (Mourlot Nr. 391 - 402)

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        Alcoholics Anonymous comes of Age

      Harper & Brothers by arraingement with Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., New York 1957 - Harper & Brothers by Arrangement with Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, 1957. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition Stated H-G. Turquoise boards with Harpers slug in gold on cover and harper name on black back stripped spine. Very good, in a Very Good dust jacket, lightly clipped with publisher's price of $4.00 intact, light edge wear, light rubbing and foxing. Very scarce, especially without any library marks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Untitled [Lady's Shoe]. Photograph with Certificate of Authenticity

      1957. Photograph of WARH-0297 (ink and gold leaf on paper); D1293 with photocopy of Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Hughes. Description of the work on letterhead of the Unna Gallery, Chicago, Il.

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      Feltrinelli. 1957. In-8 Carré. Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos plié. Intérieur acceptable. 567 pages. Texte en russe. Etiquette de code sur le dos (jaquette). Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque en début d'ouvrage. Jaquette abîmée. 1re édition. 1st edition.

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      Kingsville: Printed For The King Ranch, 1967., 1957. First edition. First edition. Limited Two volumes. Large, thick octavo. Bound in heavy linen. Illus. by the author. Vol I: 467pp., 24 x 18.8 cm. 24 drawings by Lea, 6 maps, 9 facsimiles. Crash linen with running "W" brand. Vol II: 469-838pp. 24 x 18.8cm. Frontispiece, 19 drawings by Lea, 2 facsimiles. Crash linen with running "W" brand. In linen slipcase with leather label (lightly rubbed). In Vol I is card presenting this private edition of "The King Ranch." On next page is a Christmas message on King's Ranch letterhead from Bob & Helen (Kleberg). The special edition of this important ranch history, printed on rag paper with the Running W Brand watermark, after a design by Carl Hertzog, for distribution on a private basis by the ranch owners. Although 3000 sets were printed, the exclusivity of distribution accounts for the relative scarcity of copies on the market. A fine set.

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      New York: Mystery House, [1957].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Gil Brewer was one of the major writers for the Gold Medal line of paperback originals. This is the first of two of Brewer's books to be published in hardcover format. Both are scarce. "His style is simple and direct, with sharp dialogue and considerable passion and intensity ..." - St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers (4th edition), p. 109. A few tiny stains to lower edges from an old asphaltic lined dust jacket protector, a nearly fine copy in fine price clipped dust jacket with small closed tear to upper front panel, touch of shelf wear to extremities, and clipped price. (#125593)

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      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957. First edition. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with light shelf wear and rubbing to spine ends, mild rubbing to upper right front corner and a little dust soiling. (16888). Octavo, jacket illustration by Ruth Ray, cloth. 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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        1957 Foto Feature

      St. Louis: The School Press. 1957. First. First edition. Thick 12mo. Stapled orange printed wrappers. 179pp. Small spots on the front wrap, very good. An unusually elaborate program or yearbook for an African-American dance school in St. Louis with posed photographs of all the staff and students, and with a poem dedicated to each student on the facing page from each of their photographs. OCLC locates no copies. .

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        Stage design for Act II, Scene 5 in Don Giovanni performed at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

      1957 - Pen and ink, and watercolour. Initialled and dated by Eugene Berman. With an additional sketch in pen and black ink on reverse. 215 x 160 mm 0.5kg. Near fine; image and paper remains crisp and bright; residue of mounting glue to verso. An original stage design by Eugene Berman for the new production of Don Giovanni first performed at the Metropolitan Opera, New York in 1957. Although untitled the design is likely to be for Act II, Scene 5 in Don Giovanni's banquet hall. Within a strongly classical, Roman-inspired interior a dining table is set and the figures of Don Giovanni and Leporello are seated at it. A ominous silhouette of the statue of the Commendatore is placed in the central arch at the rear of the stage. The sketch includes the steps to the stage and the yellow, geometric design for the curtains. On the reverse side of the drawing is an initial sketch for the same scene. Loose brushstrokes reveal an earlier working sketch for the architectural design of the hall. More arches are present but the basic form remains the same. The table and the figure of Don Giovanni have been lightly added. This is a fascinating sketch that reveals Berman's draughtmanship and working methods. Eugene Berman (1899-1972) was a leading Neo-Romantic painter and stage designer, becoming one of the world's most acclaimed theatrical designers of his time. He was an expert draughtsman and his set designs, with their jewel-like quality, are highly prized. He was born in Russia but emigrated first to Paris, and then to America. His career had two parallel strands, one painting and one theatre design, although the two overlapped stylistically. Berman was heavily influenced by nineteenth-century Romanticism and by the architectural ruins encountered on his travels to Mexico, Egypt and Italy. His images have a sense of melancholy, of the sublime and of the theatrical. Berman had become fascinated by theatre design since his youth having attended the Imperial Ballet in Saint Petersburg and Diaghilev's Ballet Russe in Paris. His lyrical, architectural landscapes lent themselves to the drama and beauty of the opera stage. Berman designed the sets and costumes for five productions at The Met under the watch of Rudolf Bing, the General Manager between 1950 and 1972. These were Rigoletto, La Forza del Destino, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Giovanni and Otello. All were critically-acclaimed, used for many seasons and marked a high point in the history of theatrical design. To design Don Giovanni had been a life-long ambition for Berman. In 1941 he wrote to Edward Johnson (an earlier General Manager at The Met): "I don't know if you are aware of it or not, but my great interest in the theatre lies even more in the opera than in the Ballet and my greatest desire is to design a classic or romantic opera, Mozart, Gluck or Verdi. Most of all: Don Giovanni, no opera is more beautiful and complete to me than this.". His desire was fulfilled when Bing wrote to him in October 1956 with an official invitation to design Don Giovanni for the 1957/58 season. The director for the production was Herbert Graf. Over the next year designs for the set and costumes flew back and forth between Berman, Bing and Graf. The opera premiered on 31 October 1957. Berman's dreamlike designs were a triumph and proved so popular in subsequent seasons at The Met that they were only replaced in 1990. [Tuggle, Robert. Eugene Berman. Drawings for the Stage. Wheelock Whitney & Company. 1989; Duncan, Michael. High Drama. Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime. Hudson Hills. 2004.] Beaux Books specialises in vintage, collectable and luxury books on art, design, fashion and style. All our books are in stock unless otherwise stated. Please contact us if you require any further information or need help in finding a book. Buy with confidence from an experienced bookseller.

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      Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing. Very Good with corners bumped, light edge wear to cloth, toning to end pages. In a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.50 intact, darkening to spine panel with fading to titles, light rubbing, light soiling and light edge wear. First edition.

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        Chagall Lithographe, Bände II - VI

      mit jeweils ca 200 Seiten pro Band, 4, farbig illustrierte OU OLn, SCHÖNE EXEMPLARE des Werksverzeichnisses der Chagall Lithograpien:.Lithographe Tome II von 1957 - 1962, mit 12 Original-Lithographien (inkl der Original-Lithographie auf dem Schutzumschlag) (Mourlot Nr. 391 - 402), Lithographs Tome III von 1962 - 1968 mit 2 Original-Lithographien (Mourlot Nr. 577 - 578), Lithographe IV 1969 - 1973 mit 2 Original- Lithographien (Mourlot Nr. 729 - 730), Lithograph V 1974 - 1979 mit einer Original- Lithographie, Lithograph VI 1980 - 1985.

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        Mines de rien

      first edition printed with 130 numbered copies on Rives vellum, ours one of the 15 in Roman numerals and signed in colophon by André Masson. Book illustrated with 4 original aquatints in colors by André Masson. Our copy is enriched with a bristol, recto-verso, dated and signed by André Masson about the publication of this work addressed to Geneviève and Gaëtan Picon. Rare and pleasant copy. Provenance: from the library of Gaëtan Picon. Louis Broder Paris 1957 14,5x16,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        The Cat in the Hat

      New York: Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. The 1957 1st edition, 4th issue ("Younger & Hirsch", pg. 28), with the $1.95 price, the glossy boards AND the mention of the "Books for Beginners" series. A clean, solid copy. Tight and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with several small closed tears --and light creasing-- along the front panel's top-edge. Octavo, wonderfully illustrated thruout by the great Doctor.

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