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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]

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        CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY

      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.

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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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        CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY

      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.

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        Chagall.

      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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        OUVRAGE EN RUSSE / RUSSIAN (DOCTOR JIVAGO, FIRST EDITION) (VOIR PHOTO POUR DESCRIPTION DU TEXTE)

      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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        THE KING RANCH

      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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        THE ANGRY DREAM

      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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        THE NAKED SUN

      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.

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

      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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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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        First Love and Other Sorrows

      New York: Dial, (1957). New York: Dial. (1957). First. 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. .

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        THE TASTE OF ASHES

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. First edition. A very good plus copy, text block age darkened in an about near fine dust jacket, with a touch of shelf wear and rubbing (9841). Octavo, cloth backed boards. 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. Also a short typed note dated 1982 is from Browne is laid in, declining an invitation to the BoucherCon and saying he is working on a new book to be titled Pork City (St. Martin's, 1988). 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. 96-97. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers (4th edition), 116-117.

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        The War Against Japan complete set of 5 volumes

      London: HMSO, 1957-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine /Very Good. Matching five volume set, complete, featuring green cloth covered boards with gilt on black lettering along spine. Binding and hinges tight and square; contents clean and unmarked. VG dust jackets not price clipped; light rubbing along edges. Vol. I: The Loss of Singapore (1957); Vol. II: India's Most Dangerous Hour (1958); Vol. III: The Decisive Battles (1961); Vol. IV: The Reconquest of Burma (1965); Vol. V: The Surrender of Japan (1969; Vol I (568pp); Vol.II (541pp); Vol. III (559pp); Vol. IV (568pp). Vol. V (597); Features indexes, numerous glossy period photographs, and maps, many fold-out. First Editions. Numerous other vintage WW II book series listed and available. Additional photos available upon request. All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling.

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        The Wonderful O

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957. Quarter blue lettered yellow cloth over blue paper boards in pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the ffep "For Phil with all good words, Jim Thurber" The author has also drawn a picture of a dog's head with a th below on the fixed endpaper. Wear to edges of the dust jacket with some minor staining. Foxing to endpapers and dj and boards. Still a nice copy.. Inscribed by the Author. 1st Edition. Cloth & Boards. VG/VG. Illus. by Marc Simont. 8vo.

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        eigenhändige Postkarte aus Havanna (Kuba) Datum auf Poststempel nicht lesbar an Prof. Richard Scheibe (deutscher Bildhauer *1879 in Chemnitz, + 1964 in Berlin) adressiert an: Hardenbergstr. 33, Berlin

      mit einem Strandmotiv von Varadero (Kuba) auf der Bildseite frankierte und gelaufene Bildpostkarte, sehr persönliche Dokument einer langen Freundschaft, Gropius unterzeichnet mit Walter G. und spricht Prof. Scheibe mit seinem Spitznamen "Liebes Scheibchen" an und bekundet damit das innige Verhältnis zum Adressaten. Er schreibt weiter:"Wir haben die Kälte Nordamerikas mit den sanften Lüften Cubas vertauscht. Absolute Einsamkeit, tägliches Schwimmen im Atlantik und subtropische Palmenlandschaft. Hoffe dich wohlauf. Herzlichst Walter G.". Gropius muss diese Karte bei seinem 2. Aufenthalt auf Kuba in der 2. Januarwoche 1957 geschrieben haben (Walter Gropius. Der Mensch und Sein Werk. (in 2 Bänden), Berlin Gebr. Mann Verlag, 1983, Band 2 S. 1034). Gropius und Scheibe kannten sich schon seit 1914, als Scheibe Skulpturdetails zum Bürogebäude der "Musterfabrik" von Gropius auf der Kölner Werkbund-Ausstellung beigesteuert hatte (Walter Gropius. Der Mensch und Sein Werk. (in 2 Bänden), Berlin Gebr. Mann Verlag, 1983, Band 2 S. 1089).

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        The Muses are Heard

      Reader's Digest Association, New York 1957 - Volume Two, the spring 1957 offerings from Reader's Digest. For the Truman Capote completist. This signed Truman Capote Reader's Digest book is one of a kind. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        NORTHWEST REVIEW - VOL. 1, NO. 2 - INSCRIBED BY KEN KESEY

      Student Publications Board of the University of Oregon, Eugene 1957 - Octavo, 64 pp. in illustrated wraps. Contains Ken Kesey's earliest commercially published appearance, a story titled 'The First Sunday In September.' A strong associtation copy, inscribed by Kesey at his contribution to the artist Tom Hardy. The inscription is in pen and apparently early, pre-dating his his later day-glo paint and glitter signatures. This copy is additionally inscribed to Hardy by editor Robert Paul at the title page. A good association between a group of men who played a significant role in the postwar cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest. About Fine, with a tiny nick in the paper covering the head of the spine and a touch of rubbing to the heel.

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        Syntactic Structures.

      The Hague: Mouton & Company, 1957. First edition of the Chomsky's landmark first book. Octavo, original wrappers. Lengthily signed by the author on the title page with the added words, "Syntax is the study of the principle and processes by which sentences are constructed in particular languages Noam Chomsky." Near fine in wrappers. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Most likely a unique example. A seminal book in the field of linguistics, Syntactic Structures laid the foundation for Chomsky's idea of transformational grammar.

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        Bargheer, Edward. - "Nächtliche Werft".

      - Farblithografie / Pinsellithografie, in 4 Farben, auf leichtem hellchamois Büttenpapier, 1957. Von Eduard Bargheer. 31,8 x 46,3 cm (Darstellung) / 50 x 63 cm (Blatt). Rosenbach 159. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. - Tadelloser Gesamteindruck. Sehr guter Zustand. Eduard Bargheer (1901 Finkenwerder / Hamburg - Blankenese / Hamburg). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, in seinem Frühwerk dem Expressionismus nahe stehend. Bekannt für seine in Kombination aus Abstraktion und Figuration gehaltenen Werke von lichter, heller Farbgebung. Im Besonderen Landschaften. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Yale Edition of the Private Papers of James Boswell : Boswell in Search of a Wife. Boswell's London Journal [together with] Journal of My Jaunt. Boswell For the Defence. Boswell in Holland. Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland. Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica and France. In six volumes

      London: William Heinemann 1951 - 1960. Six volumes. The only volumes published in this format. Deluxe editions. Each volume has a separate limitation and all volumes are hand-numbered. Quarter vellum over dark blue gilt-decorated cloth. Black leather title label to spines. In original clear acetate wrappers (one vol. lacking wrapper). Some tears to acetate. In the original cardboard slipcases. Minor wear to some slipcases. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. Some volumes partially unopened. Ribbon markers. B&w illustrations. No ownership names. All in Near Fine to Fine condition. . Near Fine. 1/4 Vellum. Limited Numbered Edition. 1957. 8vo..

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        Typed Letter Signed ("Eric Ambler") to Westley S. Hartley, in response to the latter's question regarding the value of Ambler's education to him as a writer

      London 1957 - 1-1/2 pp. 1 vols. 4to. "Self-discipline is the professional writer's primary need" Interesting letter from Ambler, in answer to the question, "How important to you was your high school education, and is college experience necessary for creative writing?"Ambler points out that in England "there is no real equivalent of 'high school' education here . At fifteen I won a scholarship to the University, and, for what it is worth, my own opinion is that this was absurd. I do not think that a boy is in a position to profit much from University life until he is at least eighteen." He expresses doubts about the possibility of educating for a literary career, but adds "I do think that any educational process which permits the student to work on his or here own without the obligation to fulfill set tasks is useful. Self-discipline is the professional writer's primary need."Of course, the only way to become a writer is by writing and then throwing away what one has written . " Fine, with accompanying envelope

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        Cathédral Strasbourg. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1957 - 61x 39 cm, Lwd. rückseitig min fleckig, Bild tadellos Unten rechts signiert und datiert. Rückseite handschriftliches Adressschild des Künstlers mit Titel: «Walter Meier, Rindermarkt 20, Zürich 1 - Cathédral Strasbourg. Zusätzlich mit Widmung an eine Freund zum Geburtstag auf Keilrahmen. - Walter Meier (1921-1985) kam in der Nähe des Großmünsters zur Welt. Seine Mutter war italienischer Abstammung. Die Maisschnitten der Mutter und ihre Tauben hatte er seiner Lebtag nie vergessen. Er wollte nach der Schulzeit Schauspieler werden, musste zuerst jedoch einen richtigen Beruf erlernen und machte eine Kaufmännische Lehre. Im Welschland an der Abendhandelsschule in Le Locle stellte er fest, dass er Maler werden wollte. Er machte eine Ausbildung an der École des Beaux-Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds und in Paris. Bald erhielt er Stipendien vom Bund und der Stadt Zürich. Er konnte aber nicht von der Malerei leben und musste jahrelang seinen Lebensunterhalt in einer Zürcher Pharma-Firma verdienen. Nach seiner frühzeitigen Pensionierung malte er fast nur noch. Er war ein begeisterter Opernbesucher und ein auserlesener Feinschmecker. Meier lebte fast sein ganzes Leben in Zürich. 1981 zog er im Künstlerhaus Boswil ein, wo er in seinen letzten Jahren umsorgt und gepflegt wurde. Er wurde vor allem durch seine Provence-Landschaften bekannt.Meier war Mitglied der Gruppen Zinnober und Réveil. 5000 gr. Schlagworte: Gemälde - nach 1945 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hand Written Signed Letter by William Royall Tyler w/ newspaper clipping "Authors at Work- and Play" by Louis Calta

      1957 - letter is dated april 20, 1957, addressed to a Miss E. M. de Hellebranth, with original mailing envelope NEWSPAPER CLIPPING PHOTOGRAPH CAPTIONED WITH GEORGE C WHITE, Daniel (Danny) De Vito, Howard Scott TYLER DATE PUBLISHED: 1957 EDITION:

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        Dyptych Rome- London. Homage to Sextus Propertius & Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, Contact and Life.Verona,Mardersteig. Per Laughlin, Faber and Faber, V.Scheiwiller,Dicembre

      Verona,Mardersteig 1957 - Versi nella lingua originale inglese. Tiratura di 200 esemplari numerati su carta a mano di Pescia (Magnani), tutti firmati dal poeta nel colophon. Il nostro, esemplare n°174, appartiene al gruppo di copie, numerate da 126 a 175, riservate all'editore inglese Faber and Faber. Carattere Bembo corpo 16 tondo e corsivo; le iniziali derivate dal Pacioli corpo 40 e il titolo nel frontespizio sono stampate in rosso. Schmoller, 116 28g. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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