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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. A Near Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. Both the book and the jacket suffer from a faint dampstain to the lower rear panel and board (only visible from the verso). End papers have faint tape-ghosts from an old jacket protector and the spine is very slightly skewed, otherwise a very tidy copy. The jacket retains it's deep, rich colors as well as the critical $6.95 and 10/57 date code, essential for the first issue jacket. Rand's magnum opus, where she develops her objectivist theory and explores the question, "what if society's genius goes on strike?" Rand considered the book "not about the murder of man's body, but about the murder and rebirth of man's spirit." "Atlas Shrugged" has remained one of the most popular and influential books written in the twentieth century; one survey in 1991 finding it second only to the Bible in having the greatest impact upon its readers. The book would also place first on Modern Library Reader's Poll of the Top 100 novels of the 20th century. "...the reader will stay with this strange world, borne along by its story and eloquent flow of ideas." (Contemporary Newsweek Review). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Pre-cut model engine book No. 3:

      [London:] Edmund Ward,, [c.1957]. Gordon the Big Engine & His Tender. Oblong quarto. Single quire and two perforated colour plates wire-stiched into original pictorial card wrappers. Staples rusty, fore edge of front wrapper lightly scuffed. A bright copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression. One of the four model engine books produced by Edmund Ward, Gordon the Big Engine contains a story and the parts and instructions for making two toys out of card. A lovely Awdry Railway series item.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2:

      [London:] Edmund Ward,, [c.1957]. Percy with Clarabel the Coach. Oblong quarto. Single quire and two perforated colour plates wire-stiched into original pictorial card wrappers. Illustrated with two colour plates of pre-cut engine parts and black and white diagrams in the text. Staples slightly rusty, else an exceptionally bright and fresh copy. Excellent. First edition, first impression. This charming Railway Series title is the second instalment in a series of four model books. It contains a story and the parts and instructions for making two toys out of card. A lovely piece of Awdryania, scarce in this condition.

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        The Bridge at Andau

      New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED by James Michener on the front free end paper. A gripping account of the Hungarian revolution of 1956. Octavo, pp. xi, 270. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Pages are slightly age-toned and the dust jacket shows a bit of edge wear and soiling. SCARCE signed.

      [Bookseller: Le Bookiniste]
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        Take My Life - INSCRIBED TO MAURICE CHEVALIER "a good friend -- a fine citizen of France -- the adopted son of America"

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Autobiography of the American singer, dancer, comedian and early TV personality, inscribed on the front end paper to fellow entertainer Maurice Chevalier: "To Maurice -- a great artist -- a good friend -- a fine citizen of France -- the adopted son of America -- Affectionately, Eddie. June 9, 1958." 288 pp. Beige cloth, without dust jacket. Slightly smudged title on spine; light shelf wear; overall in fine condition.TheÂFrench actor,Âcabaret singerÂand entertainerÂMaurice ChevalierÂis perhaps best known for his signature songs, including "Louise", "Mimi", "Valentine", and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and for his films, includingÂThe Love ParadeÂandÂThe Big Pond. His trademark attire was aÂboater hat, which he always wore on stage with aÂtuxedo.ÂIn 1958, he starred with Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan in Gigi and in the early 1960s, he made eight films, includingÂCan-CanÂin 1960 andÂFannyÂthe following year. ÂThe success ofÂGigiÂprompted Hollywood to give him anÂAcademy Honorary AwardÂthat year for achievements in entertainment.Â

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        Shakespearean Ciphers Examined: An Analysis of Cryptographic Systems Used As Evidence that Some Author Other Than William Shakespeare Wrote the Plays Commonly Attributed to Him

      Cambridge University Press 1957 - Signed by both authors on front endpaper in Washington dated October 4, 1957 with a small squiggle underneath. First edition, American issue in dark gray cloth, flap priced in dollars. xvii, 303pp. Original gray cloth with gilt spine lettering. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket with price ($5.00) and Bacon's Bilateral Cipher on rear flap intact, worn along top edge with a small chip, small tear in front panel top edge. Bookseller sticker on front endpaper. A signed copy of a book by two distinguished cryptanalysts who used their considerable skills (William broke the Japanese PURPLE code) on the ciphers within William Shakespeare's works. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Sport of Queens. The Autobiography.

      Michael Joseph 1957 - FIRST EDITION, colourprinted frontispiece and numerous monochrome plates, pp. 238, 8vo, original blue cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt with very slight lean to spine, faint partial browning to endpapers and tiny contemporary date stamp to inner margin of flyleaf, dustjacket with some gentle creasing around head and rubbing at corners, very good. Signed by the author to the title-page; his first book.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Die Kommunistische Partei der Sowjetunion in Resolutionen und Beschlüssen der Parteitage, Konferenzen und Plenen des ZK 1898 - 1960. Bde. I - XIV (Bände 1 - 14) [vollständig].

      Berlin. 1957 - 1061. - je Bd. ca. 300 S. 8°, Orig.-Leinenbd. Als Manuskript gedruckt, laut Auskunft des Herausgebers Dr. Steiger lediglich in 50 Exemplaren gedruckt, somit vollständig sehr selten. Zum Teil mit dem Vermerk ?Nur für den internen Gebrauch? - Im Vorwort heißt es: ?Die Übersetzung der Resolutionen und Beschlüsse ist nicht autorisiert. In der DDR waren daher Abschriften und Nachdrucke, auch auszugsweise, nicht gestattet.? - Einbandkanten minimal berieben, Rücken teilw. leicht geblichen, sonst guter Zustand. 7000 gr.

      [Bookseller: Rotes Antiquariat]
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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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        Collection of photos including one signed "Charlie" (Charles, 1889-1977, Comedian)

      1957 - showing him with another man who has inscribed his side of the image "To Billie from Alf and", 6" x 4", no place, no date, together with two fine original still pictures from Keystone Cops films, 8" x 6" and a superb image of Chaplin in costume as the little tramp, 9" x 7½" the signed photo has been torn and repaired, but with some damage to the signature [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Digesto (Nuovissimo) Italiano. Diretto da A. Azara e E. Eula.

      - Torino, 1957-85, voll. 27 in 28 tomi, in-4, tela. Esemplare come nuovo, completo delle 7 appendici.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Oreste Gozzini snc]
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        Principia Mathematica 3 Volumes

      London, UK: Cambridge U.P., 1957. 2nd Edition 4th Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Size=7"x9.25. Text Figures. (full book description) Cambridge U.P., London, UK, 1957. 2nd Edition 4th Printing, VG+/VG-, Hard Cover, DJs with Mylar. Size=7"x9.25", 1907pgs. Text Figures. 3 Volumes Complete. 1957, 4th printing of 1925 Second Edition. Small tapemended DJ spine nicks and tears, DJ fore-edge corner tears, U.S price unclipped. Ink owner name, date inside front book cover of all 3 volumes, o.w. clean & tight. Rest of contents bright and in Fine condition. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller]
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        The Effects of Nuclear Weapons

      US Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D.C. 1957 - 579pp.incl.index; HB dk.brwn.w/gilt; some rub w/wear on edges; cocked; PONft.pastedwn.; clean,tight pgs. "This handbook, prepared by the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project of the Department of Defense in coordination with other cognizant government agencies and published by the United States Atomic Energy Commision, is a comprehensive summary of current knowledge on the effects of nuclear weapons." illus. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Xochi's Bookstore & Gallery]
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        COLLAGE IN AMERICA: December 18th thru [sic] January 4th, 1958 [Exhibition Poster]

      New York: Zabriskie Gallery, [1957]. First Edition. Very good. 14" x 9.75" approx. posted printed recto only green on white. Folded twice, in quarters - likely as issued. A couple of clean tears at folds. Very good. Poster for the ground-breaking exhibition COLLAGE IN AMERICA, which included early work from Ray Johnson, Robert Rauschenberg, Allen Kaprow, and Jasper Johns -- only his third exhibition overall and predating his 1958 Castelli solo debut. COLLAGE featured what (according to Virginia Zabriski) "...may have been the first time Johns ever showed one of his flag pieces. I remember the price was $300 and nobody bought it, including me" (ZABRISKIE: Fifty Years p. 15). A prescient exhibition Zabriskie herself frequently mentioned as her favorite and one that helped distill many of the most important artistic developments of the coming 1960s: from Happenings and performance art (Kaprow & Beck) to mail art (Johnson) and pop (Johns & Rauschenberg). Other artists included in the show include: Arthur Dove, Alfred Leslie, Franz Kline, Vincent Longo, Lee Krasner, and Robert Motherwell, among many others. A striking promotional poster for a influential event. [See reproduction in ZABRISKIE: Fifty Years p. 87].

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Vintage photograph of Max Baer and Rocky Marciano, inscribed by Baer.

      [California], 1957. 8" x 10". "Photograph Inscribed and Signed, ""Larry, 'Rocky' Marciano and i are talking about you on my radio show and how you are the Pontiac 'Champion.' / Good luck, your pal, Max Baer / 1957."" Original photograph, 8"" x 10"", inscribed to Larry Cameron. Oakland, California: Albert â€

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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      London: Peter Davies, 1957 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine silver. With the dust jacket. Jacket price-clipped with an overprice sticker, and very slightly rubbed at the ends and corners only, but an exceptional copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression, scarce in such smart condition. The novel relates the publishing successes of a disturbingly unreflective and romantic young girl, based in part on late-Victorian novelist Marie Corelli. Matthew Walther observed (in a Spectator review of the recent reissue of Angel with an introduction by Hilary Mantel) how Angel, "convinced of her own genius. writes tawdry bestseller after tawdry bestseller and torments everyone around her. The book is not really a roman à clef so much as it is a kind of horrifying anti-memoir, Taylor's sounding of her own experience and dredging up her worst fears as a young female writer: mawkishness, philistinism, naïveté, stupidity, solipsism." [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Les mémorables

      First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on chiffon de Lana paper for the first two volumes and one of 64 numbered copies on vergé de Voiron for the last, the tirage de tête for the first two volumes and the only large paper copies for the last. Trace of a transverse fold to upper cover of second volume, upper cover of third volume slightly sunned at foot, with transparent traces of adhesive paper to endpapers of same volume. A very good and rare set that one rarely finds complete with the third volume, which appeared later. Flammarion & Grasset Paris 1957-1978 16,5x21,5cm 3 volumes brochés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Arte Nucleare 1957

      Milan: Galleria S. Fedele, 1957. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine. Seminal "Arte Nucleare" catalogue based on the October 1957 exhibition at Milan's Galleria S. Fedele. Includes works by Enrico Baj, Yves Klein, Manzoni and others. Tall quarto, clean and Near Fine in its printed gray wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        The Spy Who Loved Me

      Jonathan Cape, 1957. . 16mo. pp. 222. . Ottimo (Fine). . Prima edizione (First Edition). . Decimo romanzo della serie creata dallo scrittore inglese Ian Fleming. Le avventure dell'agente segreto James Bond sono narrate in prima persona da una protagonista femminile, Vivienne Michel. Al piatto anteriore del volume, rilegato in tela nera, è inciso un pugnale con decorazione argentata, riprodotto anche sulla copertina disegnata da Richard Chopping, illustratore inglese creatore di molte copertine dei romanzi del celebre agente 007, a cominciare da ''From Russia with love'' del 1957.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        To Save a World

      - Signed drawing. Ink on board. Image measures 16 x 10" This image confronts the present with a future where science and technology have put Earth in peril. A large crowd of protesters gathered around a pontificating politician holds signs that read "Bring Down the Sats" and "Shake Off the Yoke of Science," presumably referring to the Space Race with the Soviet Union and the accompanying build-up of the American satellite program in the mid-1950s. Above the speaker, a fantastical break in the stormy skies shows a futuristic vision of Earth under attack by satellites, a fear put into the minds of Americans ever since the launch of Sputnik in 1957. A man in the immediate foreground, perhaps the drawing's protagonist, looks back from the speaker and off the page at an unseen but potentially even more alarming sight. The drawing is in good condition with overall toning. Some wear to lower right corner. Artist's notations in pen and pencil on verso. Paul Orban (1896-1974) was a Hungarian-born artist who got his start as a staff illustrator for the Chicago Sunday Tribune. After moving to New York, he found his calling in pulp magazines and illustrated novels and produced drawings for a wide range of popular print media. Orban is best known for his work in the science-fiction genre, and particularly with regards to space, which in the period of his career in the 1950s, was a salient topic in reality and fantasy alike. Late in life, he redirected his talents toward educational filmstrips and books, harnessing the emotional quality of his work to help children. This original drawing dates from the height of his career and exemplifies the Cold War anxieties of the Space Race.

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        From Russia, With Love (a James Bond novel).

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1957.. First Impression, Binding A. Publisher's hardback binding in pictorial dust-jacket by Richard Chopping, correctly priced at 13/6. Book has no inscriptions, a couple of marks to edges. Jacket correctly priced at 13/6, benefitted from some light and accomplished restoration chiefly to an area of the spine which was worn (some impressions remain to cloth beneath). Shows well. An inexpensive and attractive copy of the first printing. This entry in the legendary James Bond series is an absolute classic; 007 does battle with SMERSH, the Soviet organisation of vengeance, interrogation, torture and death, and in particular their fearsome executioner Red Grant.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Lord of the Flies

      Faber and Faber Limited, London 1957 - Very good in a very good dust jacket. Fourth impression stated on the copyright page. Book has slight foxing on the page ends and end papers; previous owner's name on the front free end paper, book very slightly leaning. Dust jacket is intact with original price 15s printed on the front flap; slight tanning along the edges and spine, and very slight chipping at the corners and spine ends. One very minor closed tear on the top of the front panel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Doubleday, Garden City 1957 - 348 pages, 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper (worn and rubbed) in a mylar sleeve. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1957. First edition. A very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Signed on the blank page before the half-title: "Best, Ernie Kovacs." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        News and Views: Eternal Vigilance is Forever the Price of Freedom. Volumes 20-22. January 1957 - December 1959

      Wheaton, Illinois: Church League of America. National Laymen's Council. 1957 - 1959. First. One large quarto volume. Newsletters for two years, plus an Index to the issues bound in a sturdy red buckram volume gilt (with label of a Texas bookbinder on rear pastedown of each volume). Owner's name stamp and signature on endpapers, some slight insect damage on last two blanks, cheap paper is toned, punch holes in some upper margins where they must have been kept for a time in a spiral binder, and slightly musty. The previous owner, Texas oilman M. Lyle Cashion, has underscored many passages in the newsletters, and made a few marginal notations, overall a sound and good plus collection. The Church League of America, founded in 1937, was a right wing anti-Communist group with ties to the John Birch Society, Joseph McCarthy and others. The newsletters use church scripture to denounce various commie sympathizers and cast aspersions on the political enemies of its editor. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Anatomie de l'image

      - Le terrain vague, Paris 1957, 18,5x23cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 950 copie numerate sulla nostra carta Marais neve ingiustificati. Illustrato libro di disegni di Hans Bellmer. autografo preziosa firmata e datata a matita di Hans Bellmer per l'editor arte Alex Grall. stampata timbro come un bookplate sopra l'autografo. Un piccolo strappo nella testa indietro, graffi sulle mascelle, altrimenti bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 950 exemplaires numérotés sur papier neige du Marais, le nôtre non justifié. Ouvrage illustré de dessins de Hans Bellmer. Précieux envoi autographe daté et signé au crayon d'Hans Bellmer à l'éditeur d'art Alex Grall. Tampon imprimé de ce dernier en guise d'ex-libris au dessus de l'envoi autographe. Une petite déchirure en tête du dos, éraflures sur les mors, sinon agréable exemplaire.  

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        The Hunchback of Notre Dame

      UK, Charles and Read, London. [1957]. FIRST PRINTING. An original UK quad for Rank Organisation's 1957 movie adaptation of Victor Hugo's famous novel, starring Gina Lollobrigida and Anthony Quinn. Folded, condition A (small Film board ink stamp to image otherwise fresh). Approx dimensions 40x30 inches, landscape format, now with loose-backed board stiffener (will be despatched rolled, in tube). The story of Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre-Dame cathedral and his devotion to the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmeralda. When the demented archdeacon Frollo sets out to abduct Esmeralda, he uses Quasimodo to do the evil deed on his behalf. However, Quasimodo turns from captor to saviour. One of the most enchanting and popular tales in all fiction This was the first version of the film to shot in colour. Note on Format; the 'quad' is a vertical view UK movie poster measuring approx. 30 x 40 inches, generally issued folded with one vertical and three horizontal creases. The standard (and most collectible) format for film posters in Britain, being the equivalent of the US 'one-sheet'.

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      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1957. First British Edition. First Impression. Octavo; blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; 233pp. Hint of a forward lean, else Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with some pinpoint rubbing to extremities. An attractive copy of the Scottish author's first novel, one that is typically found well-worn.

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        George Washington, Vol. VII: First In Peace (March 1793-December 1799)

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1957 - No markings. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust jacket edges are heavily rubbed, with several chips and tears. Open tear at top of front dust jacket cover. Dust jacket spine has open tears at top. Dust jacket covers show wear and some staining. Inside front flap of dust jacket shows staining due to water damage. Dust Jacket comes in removable mylar cover. Edges browned slightly. Dust Jacket is Unclipped. Very clean, crisp, and tight copy. Includes index and B&W photos. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Save on shipping by ordering multiple titles. 729pp. Hardcover Very Good Condition Size: 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" English Text [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Deserted Altar and Other Poems

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1957). First. First American edition. Foxing to the endpapers and the inside of the jacket, a little spotting to the top edge, else fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to his mother: "Mum Devotedly David." The author's first commercially published collection of poetry, the title poem won the Newdigate Prize in 1956. .

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        Report on the Excavation of Two Southern T'ang Mausoleums

      Peking, China: Cultural Objects Press, 1957. This volume is in Chinese, not in English. Large folio, 15 x 10.5 inches. Bound in dark red silk-like cloth, with stamped title to the front board and to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. [6],103 numbered pages, and with approximately 144 plates, including two fold-out plates and two fold-out maps. Most plates in B&W but 19 images in color. All plates on heavy, semi-glossy stock. The plain brown dust jacket is exceptionally clean. DJ with a minor corner semi-crease to the rear. Present also is a summary in English in a separate soft-cover booklet of 27 pages. All enclosed in a custom box of stiff stock with medium brown paper covering. Note that the box is weakening along the edges but holding fast. An exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good Plus DJ with a Fine booklet, all housed in a Very Good box. Scarce in any condition.. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        The Three Faces of Eve

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1957. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-/Good +. From the library of Hervey Cleckley, signed by him and by his wife Louise [as "Louise and" "Hervey Cleckley"]. First UK edition, in pictorial dust jacket showing Joanne Woodward in the forthcoming film. Very good-, edges and endpapers foxed, text is quite clean. In good+ dust jacket, complete, with some darkening and edgewear. *

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        True account

      M. Parish 1957 - Signed by Author B0007JEQF4 Binding: Hardback --Publisher: M. Parish ---Date: 1957 ---Edition: 1st --- Pages: 255 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: Good ---Description: THE BOOK IS INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the dust jacket is unclipped, the only flaws are some scuffs, chips and small nicks/missing sections to the dust jacket. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B0007JEQF4 --- P [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Milano, Italia

      Lerici, Forma-Vita 3, 1957. 135 fotografie in bianco e nero di Mario Carrieri. 4to. pp. 164. . Ottimo (Fine). Sovracoperta restaurata professionalmente per una piccola mancanza al pannello frontale (Dust jacket professionally restored for a little lack to the front panel. Otherwise very good). Prima edizione (First edition). . Il volume è costituito da dieci scene che raccontano Milano senza bisogno di alcun testo, fatta eccezione per una breve biografia dell'autore. Carrieri, fotogiornalista e direttore della fotografia, rimase lontano da qualsiasi altro progetto per due anni, dal 1957 al 1959, per fotografare esclusivamente la nebbia, la periferia, la vita notturna, gli abitanti di Milano. La metropoli fu immortalata da ben 3500 scatti eseguiti entro la cinta daziaria di Milano fra il gennaio e l'agosto del 1958, su pellicola rapidissima 35 millimetri. Da questa imponente mole di immagini Carrieri selezionò le 135 destinate al volume. Nessuna immagine fu ripresa in luoghi privati: un progetto, si potrebbe dire, tutto ''girato in esterno''. Uno stradario è collocato all'inizio di ognuna delle dieci scene ed aiuta ad orientarsi. Il fotografo non nasconde nessuno degli aspetti meno attraenti e duri della città, non soltanto quando riprende la grigia vita di periferia, ma anche quando ritrae il centro dei negozi e del passeggio, che riesce a far sembrare più scuro e minaccioso del vero, al pari delle zone periurbane. Anche il tempo è ''strumentalizzato'': la Milano di Carrieri è sotto scacco di una pioggerella incessante e di un cielo plumbeo carico di neve. La sua attenzione per gli aspetti più sordidi della vita di città nell'intento di smontare il mito della metropoli ne ha fatto uno dei libri più riusciti del neorealismo fotografico, che proprio a fine anni Cinquanta concludeva la sua parabola.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Three original photographs of Ernest Hemingway circa 1957

      - Group of three original black and white photographs of Ernest Hemingway, all in excellent condition, two of which are the publisher's file copies of images that appeared in the rare 1957 papmplet "El Floridita de Hemingway", a coolection of cocktail recipies issued by the Havana Club Rum Company, Havana, Cuba. Two are mounted on board and stamped on the back "Biblioteca de Fernando & Campoamor". The first, which is 7 1/4" x 6" borderless, is a candid shot that shows Heminway seated a a restaurant table reading a newspaper and flanked by two beautiful women. The reverse has a label affixed, "El Floridita De Hemingway, Fig. 12". The second is 7" x 9 1/2", borderless, and shows Hemingway posed next to three horses. The third photo is stamped on the verso "foto majoni/ Cortina". 4" x 7" matte finsh and is a candid showing the author in ski clothing standing in the snow next to a chalet and in front of a snow covered peak. We are unaware if this image was ever published. NON-REPRODUCABLE SCAN OF THE GROUP OF PHOTOS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

      [Bookseller: Old Book Shop of Bordentown (ABAA, ILAB)]
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        Façade and other Poems 1920-1935. With an Introductory Essay by Jack Lindsay. [Second Impression]. PAUL SCOFIELD'S COPY WITH LETTER INVITING PARTICIPATION


      [Bookseller: antiquarian bookshop Island Books]
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        Cybernetics (The 1st Japanese Edition)

      1957. Cloth. Collectible; Fine. The 1st Japanese edition (1957) of Norbert Wiener's pioneering work from 1948, "Cybernetics". A fascinating Association copy: Inscribed by the translator (Shikao Ikehara), one of Wiener's PhD students in mathematics at MIT. (Ikehara used Wiener's Tauberian theorem on prime numbers and OCLC locates only a single copy at MIT). It's inscribed to Yuk-Wing Lee, one of Wiener's most important early disciples who played a key role in explaining and disseminating Wiener's theories. A very sharp copy to boot of the book. Clean and Near Fine in its red cloth, with bright gilt-lettering (in Japanese characters) along the spine. Octavo, 213 pgs.

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        Two Sought Adventure (Signed)

      Gnome Press, New York 1957 - Signed and inscribed "To Marion Z Bradley/ with best wishes,/ Fritz Leiber", nice associational copy, about vg in vg dust jacket, some shelf wear on bot edge. (see pictures), cheap paper browning as usual. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: William R. Slater]
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        COLLAGE IN AMERICA: December 18th thru [sic] January 4th, 1958 [Exhibition Poster]

      Zabriskie Gallery [1957], New York - 14" x 9.75" approx. posted printed recto only green on white. Folded twice, in quarters - likely as issued. A couple of clean tears at folds. Very good. Poster for the ground-breaking exhibition COLLAGE IN AMERICA, which included early work from Ray Johnson, Robert Rauschenberg, Allen Kaprow, and Jasper Johns -- only his third exhibition overall and predating his 1958 Castelli solo debut. COLLAGE featured what (according to Virginia Zabriski) ".may have been the first time Johns ever showed one of his flag pieces. I remember the price was $300 and nobody bought it, including me" (ZABRISKIE: Fifty Years p. 15). A prescient exhibition Zabriskie herself frequently mentioned as her favorite and one that helped distill many of the most important artistic developments of the coming 1960s: from Happenings and performance art (Kaprow & Beck) to mail art (Johnson) and pop (Johns & Rauschenberg). Other artists included in the show include: Arthur Dove, Alfred Leslie, Franz Kline, Vincent Longo, Lee Krasner, and Robert Motherwell, among many others. A striking promotional poster for a influential event. [See reproduction in ZABRISKIE: Fifty Years p. 87]. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller ABAA/ILAB]
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      Doubleday, NY 1957 - NEAR FINE condition in VERY GOOD. HARDCOVER. 1957. FIRST EDITION. Bound in black boards with teal titles on spine in blue toned dust jacket. Square and tight, original price intact. Age toning to page edges, else FINE. Dust jacket shows some age toning to front, back, and reverse with light wear to spine and lapel folds. Translated from the French by Nigel Ryan. Maigret on a Mediterranean busman's holiday. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SCENE OF THE CRIME ®]
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