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        Vada'sz Kaland (Hunting Adventure)

      (Hungary), 1957. Shadow theater toy, measuring 6 by 4 1/2 inches (150 x 110 mm). Color printed cardboard proscenium with transparent acetate screen behind which a long illustrated story strip is wound in either direction using metal cranks on either end, framed in a light wood that has been stained red. The lines in the acetate screen give the appearance of movement as the strip runs through. The story, in this case, is a cartoon of a hunting trip, and the main characters appear to be Mickey Mouse and Pluto. They are shown heading into the forest with a long gun, only to be pursued by a large bear. On either end, a little character is shown pulling a curtain, signalling the beginning and the end of the vignette. This theater was produced the year following the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, which saw the country attempt widespread reforms following the death of Stalin. These were violently suppressed, and Hungary remained a satellite state of the Soviet Union until 1989. The Soviet penchant for intellectual property piracy appears to have spread to its satellite states in this case, as it seems unlikely that Disney granted permission to use the likenesses of its most famous characters. An unusual survival, and, aside from a small split to one side and a minor abrasion on the rear panel, near fine and in good working condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        NJW Sammlung 1957-2003

      Neue Juristische Wochenschrift Sammlung 1957-2003, ohne 1958 und 1960

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        A Theory of the Consumption Function

      Princeton University Press 1957 - First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (Correct titles and price on jacket.) 243 p. Navy cloth in gilt lettering. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Very light scuffing to cloth. Jacket spine panel sunned, light wear along edges, small crease in bottom front tip, price intact ($4.75). A very nice copy of an early economics text by the 1976 Nobel laureate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        CURSE OF THE DEMON (1957)

      Columbia Pictures 1957 - Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham, Athene Seyler, dir: Jacques Tourneur; Columbia. Dana Andrews plays a skeptical American psychologist who ventures to England to attend a symposium on paranormal psychology. Because he does not believe in the power of Julian Karswell, a devil cult leader, he attempts to expose her; when he is cursed by them, he must fight for his life. Shot on location in England, including at Stonehenge (present on this poster), the film delivered dark atmosphere -- the forte of filmmaker Jacques Tourneur. Poster is folded and unrestored. This poster was never used and except for minor shelf wear, a bit of soil to the pure white background and light crease to the top left corner, the condition is exceptional. ABOUT FINE

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Look Back In Anger (With A Letter Signed By John Osborne)

      Faber 1957 - The First UK Printing published by Faber in 1957. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Light pushing to the spine ends. Gilt titling very bright. Mild offsetting to the end papers and a little toning to the text block. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. A little toning to the spine lettering and a hint of toning to flap upper edges. The photographic wrapper design looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. Accompanied by a small hand written letter in John Osborne's hand. The letter is signed and dated By the author. The author refers to himself as a 'sometime playwright' and also '.the Royal Court Theatre where I have been Persona Non Grata for many years'. 'Look Back In Anger' was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Scarce with such attributes. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate): PBFA]
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        Look Back in Anger - First US Edition SIGNED

      Criterion, 1957 A very good+ book SIGNED by the author on the title page to Dr [Philip] Murray with very best wishes and dated 29.2.84. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with one small tear to the bottom of the rear panel. Signed and inscribed copies of the playwrights work are scarce indeed.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Arthur Miller's Collected Plays

      Viking Press, New York 1957 - First edition. Topedge a little toned, rubbing on the spine, and some foxing on the endpapers, very good in price-clipped, near fine dustwrapper with a single short tear. Inscribed by the author: "To the Ayersts [?] and good luck. Arthur Miller." Includes an extended version of *A View from a Bridge* which was previously unpublished. Not to be confused with the Franklin Library edition with the same title published a quarter century later, this is a very uncommon book and especially so signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Die Urkunden des Klosters Schäftlarn

      München CH Beck 1957 - Quellen und Erörterungen zur Bayerischen Geschichte, Neue Folge, Band X, Zweiter Teil Cover mit kleinen Randläsuren, Schnitt per Hand aufgeschnitten, sonst sehr guter Zustand

      [Bookseller: planet-miro]
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        L'Exil et le Royaume. Nouvelles.

      Paris: Gallimard, (1957). Copy "B" of five, hors commerce, lettered, from the issue of 45 copies on Hollande Van Gelder (tirage de tête). Bound by Micheline de Bellefroid, Jansenist style, red goatskin, olive box doublures and gardes, marbled flyleaves, edges rough-gilt, matching slipcase. Perfect condition. Provenance: Georges Donckier de Donceel (bookplate). Micheline de Bellefroid was one of the most renowned Belgian binders of the late 20th Century.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Theory of inelastic scattering of cold neutrons from liquid helium”, in Physical Review, 1957

      American Physical Society 1957 - FEYNMAN, R.P. with M. Cohen. “Theory of inelastic scattering of cold neutrons from liquid helium”. Physical Review , 1957, volume 107,pp 13-24. VERY GOOD copy, appearing in the July 1, 1957 issue(composed of pp 1-332). Original wrappers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: JF Ptak Science Books]
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        "Kino-Erlebnisse". Eigenh. Manuskript (Fragment). O. O. u. D., [Januar 1957].

      1957. 1 S. Gr.-4to. "Ich kann mich noch jeder Theatervorstellung meines Lebens erinnern, während auch den besten Filmen etwas Zweidimensionales anhaftet, das sie im Gedächtnis verblassen macht wie alte Daguerrotype. Liegt das daran, daß wir nicht mitgespielt haben, wie das Publikum im Theater es doch irgendwie tut? Ist es der leichtverderbliche Konservencharakter des Films, der die Erinnerung an ihn so schnell zerfallen läßt? Oft bin ich, das weiß ich, im Kino erschüttert oder amüsiert gewesen, doch erinnern kann ich mich nur noch an die Schauspieler, nicht an ihre Szenen, weil jene wiederkehrten, diese aber nicht [...]". - Etwas angestaubt und mit kleinen Randläsuren sowie redaktionellen Anstreichungen in blauem Farbstift.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        A View From The Bridge.

      London: The Cresset Press, 1957.. FIRST UK EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in printed dustjacket; a lightly used copy showing a few minor chips and toning. Attractive. Miller's interest in writing about the world of the New York docks originated with an unproduced screenplay that he developed with Elia Kazan in the early 1950s, entitled "The Hook," dealing with corruption on the Brooklyn docks (Kazan would go on to direct "On the Waterfront," which dealt with exactly the same subject). A social play. Miller's interest in writing about the world of the New York docks originated with an unproduced screenplay that he developed with Elia Kazan in the early 1950s, entitled "The Hook," dealing with corruption on the Brooklyn docks (Kazan would go on to direct "On the Waterfront," which dealt with exactly the same subject).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        From Russia With Love

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1957. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming First Edition Published by Jonathan Cape 1957. No inscriptions, completely unblemished throughout. Covers unmarked. A fine copy in original first state dust jacket which is still very much bright and clean, with no toning or fading to spine at all. Not price clipped.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Le bonheur fou

      - Gallimard, Paris 1957, 14x20,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 35 copie numerate su Holland, edizione deluxe. Bound in piena marocco giansenista bordeaux, schiena liscia, dorati guardie data coda e la scatola del mouse per contreplats, copertine conservati e schienali, tutti i bordi dorato, magnifico vincolanti firmato Duhayon. Molto bella copia perfettamente immerso in un magnifico vincolante di Duhayon triplicato.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 35 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin vert printemps, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier vert olive, couvertures et dos légèrement défraîchi conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.   

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Memorias, 2 tomos

      Compañía General de Ediciones, México 1957 - Memorias completas sin censura; introducción de Stefan Zweig; TI: 816 pp; T.II: 824 pp; interiores en buenas condiciones; pasta dura en piel verde con dorados en el lomo buenas condiciones, leve descarapelado en las orillas del lomo de ambos tomos y más leve en la parte inferior también de ambos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: El telar de Virginia]
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        The Golden Bubble. Arabian Gulf Documentary.

      London, Collins, 1957. - 8vo. 255, (1) pp. With 13 photo illustrations and a map. Original red publisher's cloth with giltstamped spine title. Original dustjacket. First printing of the first edition. A documentary of a year spent by the author in the Arabian Gulf, discussing Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Buraimi Oasis, Qatar, Kuwait; hunting and falconry. Dedicated "to the honour and glory of His Excellency Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Albufalah, Ruler of Abu Dhabi". - Ink ownership "M. Meadowcroft" to flyleaf. Now rare. OCLC 1239299. Not in Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Some Problems For My Friends (Signed)

      South African Chessplayer, Cape Town 1957 - A significant problem book: the first such written, published and produced in South Africa. Inscribed and signed by the author: "Hans Liebeck, / with grateful thanks and good wishes. / Donald McIntyre". Hans Liebeck was a published mathematician of some reknown and an amateur chess enthusiast. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering and light rubbing to extremities. In a tan and burgundy jacket, only lightly soiled and worn. Small ink correction to the text on the final page. 87pp. Scarce. Only 10 copies (one in the U.S.) in library holdings, according to OCLC. Betts, 33-53. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: The Libriquarian, IOBA]
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        Contract signed

      1957. FAULKNER, William. Typed contract signed. Beverly Hills: Twentieth Century-Fox, March 22, 1957. Eleven pages (contract) and one page of Notary's witness, with single rider on overslip on page 7. $18,500.Original typed movie contract between William Faulkner and 20th Century-Fox for the rights to The Sound and the Fury, signed by Faulkner.27 years after the publication of FaulknerÂ’s geat novel by Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, Hollywood was clearly interested in filming FaulknerÂ’s daring, controversial, and experimental novel. In this document Faulkner agreed to assign the movie rights to Twentieth Century Fox for a period of seven years. In 1959, FoxÂ’s movie The Sound and the Fury—which can only be called a loose adaptation of FaulknerÂ’s novel—was released, starring Joanne Wooward as Quentin Compson, and Yul Brynner as Jason. Interestingly, the contract specifically mention prior agreements (“of no further force or effect”) between Faulkner and Columbia Pictures in 1955. Holed punched in left margin. A unique signed item in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Komposition schwarz-blau-gelb.

      Lithographie signiert und nummeriert 1957 - Ex. 38, Aufl. 100, 59,5 x 50 cm Blatt Schmücking L 23 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Goyert]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957. FIRST EDITION OF RAND'S MASTERPIECE; AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY RAND TO HER LITERARY AGENT ANN WATKINS. Inscribed in ink on the front free endpaper: "To Ann Watkins - / - Cordially - / Ayn Rand / 12/21/61".Ann Watkins was Rand's literary agent during her long search for a publisher for The Fountainhead. Initially Watkins was enthusiastic about the quality of The Fountainhead and the prospects for publication, but "after rejection by eight publishers, Watkins's evaluation of the novel had changed, and she began to tell Rand what was wrong with it. Watkins thought the central character (Howard Roark) was 'unsympathetic.' Rand obviously disagreed... [and] after Rand dispensed with specific objections, Watkins explained that she could not give reasons for not liking the book; it was just her 'feelings.' Rand never simply let a comment like that go by, and the result was the end of their business relationship with respect to The Fountainhead."As Rand explained in her impassioned letter dismissing Watkins as her agent:"When I asked you whether you wished to continue with the novel, you told me you did not. You said that you did not want to handle the novel further because I made it impossible for you to sell it. When I asked 'Why?' you answered -- here are your exact words, Ann, I remember them because they made a deep impression on me and I'll remember them all my life -- 'Why? Why? You always ask me why. I can't answer you. I don't go by reasons, I act upon instinct.' That, Ann, was the epitaph on our relations. There was nothing I could say after that. Words are an instrument of reason and instincts are unanswerable..." (Robert Mayhew, Essays on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead).The Fountainhead went on to become a best-seller, and it is interesting to imagine the thoughts Rand had in inscribing this copy of the first edition of her next novel, Atlas Shrugged, to the agent who had lost faith in her work.New York: Random House, 1957. Thick octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket; custom half-morocco box. Book near-fine, dust jacket with light edgewear and a little toning to spine. A fascinating and historically important association copy. Very Good / Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        GRAPHIC HISTORY OF PUERTO RICO I. First Era. Drawings and Text by Ismael D'Alzina. English Version by Justo Pastor Lozada. Limited edition.

      Ediciones Limitadas Cemi, Inc., San Juan, Puerto Rico 1957 - 81 plates, with an accompanying [36] page booklet. The plates are printed in black & white on thick paper. Enclosed in a decorative simulated leather and linen portfolio case which has string-ties. Number 78 of 1000 copies. The first plate has minor toning to the edges, and the final plate has a small crease to the margin as well as minor toning. The text and plates are clean and unmarked. First edition. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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      1957. First Edition . Signed. FAULKNER, William. The Town. New York: Random House, (1957). Octavo, original tan cloth, original acetate dust jacket. Housed in a custom slipcase. $3000.Signed limited first edition, number 227 of 450 copies signed by Faulkner.The second novel in FaulknerÂ’s celebrated Snopes trilogy—which began with The Hamlet (1940) and ended with The Mansion (1959)—emerges as a study in contrast: while there are “lots of narrative eddies, many of them swirling with good humor,” passages such as EulaÂ’s suicide are “wrenching, and one understands why the author told Jean Stein that he had been reduced to tears while writing it. He was saying good-bye to his fantasies” (Parini, 394-96). While the book received many negative reviews, “reviewers in the main missedÂ… the grandeur of the scheme, the size of the enterprise, the attemptÂ… to write the epic not only of Yoknapatawpha but of the SouthÂ… [Faulkner] had not completely forsaken the adventurousness of his earlier work” (Karl, 959). Front flyleaf (blank) excised. Brodsky 382. Petersen A47.1a. Bookseller label of renowned mid-20th-century New York rare bookseller Philip C. Duschnes on rear pastedown.Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Hommage á Werkman.

      - Hrsg. v. H. A. P. Grieshaber u. a. F. Eggert, Stgt. 1957-58. Mit photogr. Taf., 31 teils farb. Original-Graphiken v. Grieshaber, Antes, Gregor, Ubac, Geyer u.v.a. u. 46 farb. bedruckten Bl. nach H. N. Werkman. 4°. Illustr. Hln. Gutes Exemplar. Eines von 400 Exemplaren. – Das Werk enthält 11 Wiedergaben von Handdrucken der Gruppe „Blauwe Schuit", Texte über Werkman, Auszüge aus dem Briefwechsel mit F. R. A. Henkels und Original-Graphiken verschiedener Künstler. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Engel & Co GmbH]
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        Le sang d'un poète

      First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on pur fil, this one of 10 hors commerce, n°1, the only large paper copies with 15 unnumbered on vélin azur.Illustrated with hors-texte author's drawings.A very good copy. Editions du Rocher Monaco 1957 14x19,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        "Sabbataï Zevi, le Faux Messie" Fresque lyrique en 1 Prologue et 4 Actes de Nathan Bistritzky Rédaction pour chant et piano Durée: env[iron] 2'h. 15.'' Autograph musical manuscript signed in full and dated on the last page of music "Paris, 1958." The complete piano-vocal score of the opera.

      Folio (349 x 270 mm). Unbound. 1f. (title), [i] (second title, cast list, and contents), [i] (historical background), 180, [iv] (blank) pp. (6 signatures of 6 bifolia and 1 signature of 4 bifolia wrapped in another bifolium protected by onionskin paper, all wrapped in blank bifolium of 20-staff music paper). Notated in blue and black ink on pre-printed 16-staff music paper with blindstamp of Edition Max Eschig, Paris. Marks in blue ink written over (i.e., reinforced) in black ink in front matter and through p. 11; only blue ink from p. 12. Date to upper right corner of p. 1: "1957-58." Date and signature to end of score: "Alexandre Tansman Paris 1958." Durations marked throughout. The overall duration as given on the title (repeated on the second title and at the end of the score) is to be read as "2 hours 15 minutes." Autograph corrections, some major, in both ink and pencil. Directions to engraver in pencil. Performance-related annotations in various hands in red, blue, and graphite pencil. Cues for entrances of characters and chorus marked in red pencil. Slightly worn; occasional staining, especially to p. 162. Together with: Sabbataï Zevi, le faux Messie. Ch

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        Document signed (concert program)

      1957. Signed. (ARMSTRONG, Louis). (MIDDLETON, Velma). Document signed (concert program). No place: No publisher, no date [1957]. Quarto, original stiff glossy photographic wrappers, staple-bound as issued; pp. 16. $1650.Vintage concert program booklet, illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, signed in green ink on the front cover “Satchmo, Louis Armstrong,” further signed by singer Velma Middleton at her photograph.“Louis Armstrong and but three or four others are preeminent in the history of jazz. His importance in the development of this art form has gained greater, almost universal, recognition in the years since his death as scholars and musicians reevaluate his contributions as a soloist, composer, band leader and role model. The measure of his impact on the social history of 20th-century America also seems to be greater now as he gains recognition for his contributions to the Harlem Renaissance, for his actions as a thoughtful spokesman for black Americans, as a significant writer of autobiography, as an entertainer of stature and as a singer responsible for the development of major trends in American popular and jazz singing” (ANB). “Satchmo” signed the cover of this souvenir program booklet, obtained at a September 21, 1957 concert near Sioux City, Iowa. The cover depicts the trumpeter with his horn under his arm and its case in his hand; the booklet features numerous black-and-white images of Armstrong and his fellow musicians. ArmstrongÂ’s long-time singer Velma Middleton has signed the booklet at her photograph on page [14]. Concert seating ticket laid in. Previous ownerÂ’s ink annotation to front cover, affecting neither ArmstrongÂ’s image nor signature.Interior with slight marginal soiling to page [3]. Only light soiling to wrappers. A very nearly fine piece of jazz memorabilia, desirable signed by Middleton and Armstrong.

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        Eloise in Paris. Drawings by Hilary Knight.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957 - Tall quarto. Original red boards, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board in silver and black, pink illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Light wear to tips and foot of spine; an excellent copy in the jacket with browned spine. Illustrated title page in pink and blue, illustrated throughout in pink and blue by Hilary Knight. First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the frontispiece, "

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Autograph manuscript leaf from Stride Toward Freedom

      1957. First Edition . KING Jr., Martin Luther. Autograph manuscript leaf from Stride Toward Freedom. Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1957. One leaf of Montgomery Improvement Association letterhead, measuring 8-1/2 by 11 inches, inscribed in pencil on the verso. With a first edition of Stride Toward Freedom. Housed together in custom chemise and a clamshell box. $19,500.Exceptional original autograph manuscript leaf entirely in Martin Luther King Jr.'s hand for his book Stride Toward Freedom, discussing the natural relationship between the Labor movement and the Civil Rights Movement.King's first book presented a full and personal account of the bus strike in Montgomery, Alabama. Sparked by Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat to a white man, it was the first successful large-scale application of non-violent resistance to segregation in the United States. This leaf, from a late draft of the work, reads: ""…of whom have been active in white citizens councils. The existence of these conditions within the ranks of labor reveals that the job is a continuing one. The AFL-CIO must use all of the powerful forces at its command to enforce the principles it has professed. Labor leaders must continue to recognize that labor has a great stake in the struggle for civil rights, if only because the forces that are anti-Negro are usually anti-labor too. The current attacks on organized labor because of the misdeed of a few malefactors should not blind us to labor's essential role in the present crisis."" These words appear virtually unchanged on pages 204-05 in Chapter XI, titled ""Where Do We Go From Here?""—also the title of King's last work. (The sentences immediately preceding these in the final work are ""The AFL-CIO drive to organize the South has been virtually abandoned because of the massive resistance of a significant portion of the organized labor oligarchy, many of whom have been active in white citizen's councils."" The sentence after it is ""The church too must face its historic obligation in the crisis."") That King should direct his attention to the labor movement is not in the least surprising: the March on Washington in 1963 began as a protest by the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and one of the movement's main strategists was labor organizer Bayard Rustin. Indeed, in his later years, King increasingly saw his struggle as one for greater economic justice for all; King's assassination in 1968 occurred during the bitter Memphis Sanitation Worker's Strike, with which he was centrally involved. Included with this leaf is a copy of the first edition of Stride Toward Freedom. With eight pages of black-and-white photographs. Blockson 4119. An extraordinary Martin Luther King Jr. autograph manuscript with exceptional content.

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        Typed letter signed ("Oskar").

      Frankfurt am Main, 8. X. 1957. - 4to (290 x 205 mm). 2 pp. With franked airmail envelope addressed to Emilie Schindler in Buenos Aires. In 1949, Oskar Schindler and his wife, Emilie, emigrated to Argentina and invested in a chicken and nutria farming business. However, when the business failed in 1958, Schindler left Argentina and Emilie, returning alone to Germany, where he lived until his death in 1974. This letter is written to Emilie from Germany (in German) in 1957, where Schindler had travelled to seek restitution money for his factory and equipment. In the fifth paragraph of the letter, Schindler discusses these proceedings: "My affairs have gone well, I hope in 6 weeks to be able to request the money for the object." (At the time, Schindler had hoped he could claim 2 million DM, but only received DM 46,000). From the letter, it is clear that money was a struggle, with Schindler writing: "Above all, I have no money for a coat, it will soon become quite cold, so that I must wait until the end of the month, somehow I will pull through." Details of Oskar Schindler's acquaintances are also discussed. For example, Schindler writes: "Joel Brand, about whom I wrote to you in my last letter, mentioning that he had had a heart attack, is still in the university hospital and his wife has arrived from Israel. (Brand is the benificiary and publisher of the book in the matter of Dr. Kastner, also a friend of Dr. Sedlatschek)." These men are known for their efforts in saving Hungarian Jews from deportation to concentration camps, and similarly important figures are mentioned throughout the letter. - Folded with some wrinkling. One text correction and signed in red ballpoint. Provenance: From the estate of Emilie Schindler and thence by descent. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Chateaux en Espagne

      Cercle Grolier / Les Amis du Livre Moderne, Paris 1957 - A gorgeous and fascinating livre d'artiste. Bachelard's reflections on prints and printmaking, illustrated with 16 EXTREMELY FINE SURREALIST BURIN ENGRAVINGS BY ALBERT FLOCON, plus a seventeenth engraving that depicts the other sixteen in miniature. Edition limited to 200 copies printed on fine Rives wove paper. This is copy 92, printed for bibliophile Pierre Meuni

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        Cat in the Hat

      1957. First Edition . SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat. New York: Random House, (1957). Octavo, original pictorial paper boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $8200.First edition of this rare and important children's classic—a beautiful copy in the scarce original dust jacket.""A turning point, not only in the career of Dr. Seuss but in the reading habits of American children, occurred in the late 1950's. Inspired by a thoughtful article by John Hersey in Life magazine, entitled 'Why do Students Bog Down on the First R?,' Seuss began to address the problem, which has since entered the popular parlance as the why-Johnny-can't-read syndrome. Hersey's contention was that the schools were filled with 'pallid primers' such as Fun with Dick and Jane, featuring 'abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls,' that real children found them uninspiring, and that many bookstores displayed more attractive alternatives, the 'jaunty juveniles' with 'strange and wonderful animals and children who behave naturally, i.e., sometimes misbehave.' Seuss' answer was The Cat in the Hat. By enhancing everyday situations with irresistible imaginary characters and telling the tales with cleverly rhymed, easily recognizable words, Seuss gave control of learning to read back to children, while providing wit, charm, comic verse, and a surprise on every page. The Cat in the Hat was so successful that Random House, publisher of all the Dr. Seuss books since 1937, created a special division, Beginner Books, with the Cat in the Hat as the logo and Dr. Seuss as president of the division"" (Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, 45). ""This extraordinary writer has done more to foster literacy in children than most because he manages to combine lunacy with sanity, fun with learning, and quality with exuberant readability"" (Joseph Connolly). First edition, with 200/200 on the inside flap of dust jacket and all other first edition points. Younger & Hirsch 7. A very nearly fine copy.

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      Fontana. PAPERBACK. 0006120644 Very small inscription inside, pages good, although yellowed. First issued in Fontana Books 1957. . Fair.

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        La nuit est faite pour ouvrir les portes

      Arti Grafiche G. Schenone, Sotto la porta dei Vacca, 1957. Six poémes d' E. Jaguer. Commentaire graphique de Scanavino. 6 litografie originali di Emilio Scanavino (cm 20x15,5). 16mo. pp. 32 non numerate. Dedica e firma autografe dell'Artista datata Giugno 1959 (Inscribed and signed by the Artist, dated June 1959). Ottimo (Fine). Prima ed. di 350 es. numerati e firmati.

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        L'espèce humaine

      - Gallimard, Paris 1957, 14x20,5cm, broché. - Edizione in parte originale come riveduto e corretto, per la quale non è stato redatto carta di grandi dimensioni, una copia del servizio stampa. autografo raro e prezioso firmato Robert Antelme Claude Gallimard. Indietro piatti un po 'e marginalmente insolated. "Non c'è nessuna specie umana, non vi è una specie umana. Questo perché siamo uomini come loro che le SS in ultima analisi, impotenti davanti a noi.". Questo lavoro fondamentale sull'esperienza di nazisti campi era la terza e ultima pubblicazione della casa editrice effimera fondata da Marguerite Duras e Robert Antelme, il marito 1940-1946. Inosservato in questa prima versione confidenziale, solo poche copie sono state vendute, è stato messo in vendita l'anno successivo sotto nuove coperture da Robert Marin, il libro soffre la concorrenza dei tanti scritti sull'argomento sono apparsi subito dopo la guerra. Eppure, come riferito da F. Lebelley "in un momento in cui le storie abbondano, il potere speciale di quel libro, una prima sobrietà, sconvolge come scrittore fondazione libro di testo che ha anche preso riconosce Duras. , "l'ampia letteratura." Robert Antelme mai scrivere altro. Nonostante i riconoscimenti e onori, la specie umana sarà solo il lavoro di una vita. " (In Duras, o il peso di una piuma.) Grazie all'intervento di Albert Camus, il libro riappare dieci anni più tardi nel 1957 da Gallimard e poi sa una più ampia diffusione. Pertanto, questo libro è parte della storia della letteratura come uno degli scritti più importanti per la riflessione dolorosa ma necessaria sui campi di concentramento e la condizione umana. E 'dopo di lui che scrittori come Jorge Semprun suo amico inizieranno un nuovo approccio alla scrittura dei campi impossibili. Nel 1947 Antelme ha annunciato nella sua prefazione "solo tornando, abbiamo ridotto la nostra memoria con noi, la nostra esperienza di vita insieme e ci siamo sentiti un frenetico desiderio di raccontare così com'è. E nei primi giorni, però, sembrava impossibile colmare la distanza che abbiamo trovato tra linguaggio e abbiamo avuto questa esperienza [...] Come rassegnarsi a non cercare di spiegare come avevamo venire qui? eppure eravamo lì. Eppure era impossibile. Basta iniziare a dirci che eravamo soffocante. Per noi stessi, quello che avevamo da dire, allora abbiamo cominciato a sembrare inimmaginabile. " Raro ed importante problema, assente dalla maggior parte delle biblioteche nazionali e internazionali, tra cui il BNF. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en partie originale, car revue et corrigée, pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de Robert Antelme à Claude Gallimard. Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement insolés. "Il n'y a pas d'espèces humaines, il y a une espèce humaine. C'est parce que nous sommes des hommes comme eux que les SS seront en définitive impuissants devant nous.". Cet ouvrage fondamental sur l'expérience des Camps nazis parut initialement en 1947. Ce fut la troisième et derniere publication de l'éphémère maison d'édition fondée par Marguerite Duras et Robert Antelme, son mari de 1940 à 1946. Passé inaperçu lors de cette première parution confidentielle, seuls quelques exemplaires furent vendus, il fut remis en vente l'année suivante sous de nouvelles couvertures par Robert Marin, l'ouvrage souffrira de la concurence des nombreux écrits sur le sujet parus immédiatement après guerre. Pourtant, comme le relate F. Lebelley : "à une époque où les récits abondent, la puissance particulière de ce livre-là, d'une sobriété première, bouleverse tel un texte fondateur. Livre d'écrivain aussi qui a pris, reconnaît Duras, "le large de la littérature". Robert Antelme n'en écrira jamais d'autre. Malgré les éloges et les honneurs, L'Espèce humaine restera l'oeuvre unique d'une vie." (in Duras, ou le poids d'une plume.) Grâce à l'intervention d'Albert Camus, le livre reparaît dix ans plus tard, en 1957 chez Gallimard et connaît alors une diffusion plus large. Dès lors, ce livre s'inscrit dans l'histoire littéraire comme un des plus importants écrits affrontant la douloureuse mais nécessaire réflexion sur les camps de concentration et la condition humaine. C'est à sa suite que des écrivains tel que son ami Jorge Semprun pourront commencer une nouvelle approche de l'impossible écriture des camps. Dès 1947, Antelme annonçait dans son avant-propos « nous revenions juste, nous ramenions avec nous notre mémoire, notre expérience toute vivante et nous éprouvions un désir frénétique de la dire telle quelle. Et, dès les premiers jours cependant, il nous paraissait impossible de combler la distance que nous découvrions entre le langage dont nous disposions et cette expérience [...] Comment nous résigner à ne pas tenter d'expliquer comment nous en étions venus là ? Nous y étions encore. Et cependant c'était impossible. A peine commencions-nous à raconter, que nous suffoquions. A nous-mêmes, ce que nous avions à dire commençait alors à nous paraître inimaginable. » Peu après cette réédition chez Gallimard, ce témoignage reçu son plus bel hommage sous la plume de Maurice Blanchot : « Quand l'homme en est réduit à l'extrême dénuement du besoin, quand il devient "celui qui mange des épluchures", l'on s'aperçoit qu'il est réduit à lui-même, et l'homme se découvre comme celui qui n'a besoin de rien d'autre que le besoin pour, niant ce qui le nie, maintenir le rapport humain dans sa primauté. Il faut ajouter que le besoin alors change, qu'il se radicalise au sens propre, qu'il n'est plus qu'un besoin aride, sans jouissance, sans contenu, qu'il est rapport nu à la vie nue et que le pain que l'on mange répond immédiatement à l'exigence du besoin, de même que le besoin est immédiatement le besoin de vivre. » (Maurice Blanchot, L'indestructible, in La Nrf n°112, 1962 repris dans L'Entretien infini) Les envois de Antelme sont d'une insigne rareté, à fortiori à son éditeur qui, après 10 ans d'oubli, permettra la consécration de cet ouvrage fondamental.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        日本南極探検図. [Nihon Nankyoku tanken-zu]. [Illustration of Japanese Exploration of the Antarctic].

      Tokyo: Sōgensha 創元社. Large folded colour poster calendar map of the Antarctic. A very good copy. 54 x 78cm. Japanese calendar poster featuring a map of the Antarctic with a calendar for the year 1957 printed along the lower section of the sheet. This calendar was published as a celebratory supplement on the occasion of the completion of publishing of all the 50 volumes of Sekai Shōnen Shōjo Bungaku Zenshū 世界少年少女文学全集 [World Literature for Young Boys and Girls Series] by Sōgensha 創元社 in 1957. Following the world project International Geophysical Year (1st of July, 1957 to 31st of December, 1958) Japan decided to participate in Antarctic exploration. The first Japanese Antarctic observation party on the icebreaker Sōya 宗谷 landed on East Ongul Island on January 29th, 1957 and established their base Shōwa Kichi. This expedition was one of the most important Japanese national endeavours after World War II. The ship depicted on the right side of the map is the historic vessel Sōya which carried the expeditors to the Antarctic and was involved in a number of journeys to the continent between 1956 and 1962. The map shows the locations of the existing Japanese bases, the bases they had planned for the period 1955 to 1956, as well as the planned bases of various other nations for the period from 1956 to 1957. .

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      Tokyo: S?gensha ???. Large folded colour poster calendar map of the Antarctic. A very good copy. 54 x 78cm. Japanese calendar poster featuring a map of the Antarctic with a calendar for the year 1957 printed along the lower section of the sheet. This calendar was published as a celebratory supplement on the occasion of the completion of publishing of all the 50 volumes of Sekai Sh?nen Sh?jo Bungaku Zensh?

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        The Little Bulbs: A Tale of Two Gardens

      New York: Criterion Books, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very good in original grey cloth, and very good pictorial dust jacket. Cloth somewhat spotted and jacket toned, worn at the corners, and price-clipped. Text clean and bright. Previous owner's signature on front paste down, obscured by dust jacket flap.. Octavo. 5.75 x 8.5 in. 248 pp. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper; scarce signed. With a planting guide laid in from Holland Bulbs.

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        The Talented Mr Ripley

      Cresset, 1957 A first edition, first impression published by Cresset in 1957 and bound in red boards. A very good+ book some foxing to page edges extending on to the pages and especially the prelims. The wrapper is very good+ also and is not price clipped showing 15s, has some light chipping to corners and top of spine, but presents well. The author's second book and notably filmed in 1999 starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon and Jude Law. An excellent title to possess and very scarce.

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        SLAVE SHIP

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. New York: Ballantine Books, 1957. First edition. Foreshadowing the conflict in Vietnam, this novel is set on a world in the throes of a low-intensity global war. Inscribed by Pohl on the title page. Octavo. Original gray cloth binding, with blue titles. Internally crisp and clean. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with just a hint of edgewear.

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        THE VARIORUM EDITION OF THE POEMS OF W.B. YEATS. Limited edition signed by W.B. Yeats.

      New York: Macmillan Comapany, 1957. xxxvi, 884 pages of text. Hardcover binding in almost new condition except for almost imperceptible fading to the spine. Issued without a dustjacket, but protected in archival mylar. The original slipcase has minor shelfwear, soiling and browning but is completely sound. Number 646 of 825 copies printed on paper specially made by the Oxford Paper Company and signed by the poet W.B. Yeats. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        Le dernier homme

      First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on pur fil paper, this one of 5 lettered hors commerce copies (this copy A, reserved for Maurice Blanchot), the only large paper copies. Provenance : collection of Maurice Blanchot. Gallimard Paris 1957 12x19cm broché

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        Original drawing of Lion

      No Publisher, No Place - Colored pencil on paper. Size: 7 by 6 inches. Nicely framed and matted. An original drawing of Lion, the creation that appears in Du Bois' 1957 Caldecott Honor book. Provenance: bought from Justin Schiller at his shop in 1985 by a participant in the Rare Book Summer Institute, who was there on a field trip from the course. Nicely matted and framed. Original Du Bois art is very scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SLAVE SHIP

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. New York: Ballantine Books, 1957. First edition. Foreshadowing the conflict in Vietnam, this novel is set on a world in the throes of a low-intensity global war. Inscribed by Pohl on the title page. Octavo. Original gray cloth binding, with blue titles. Internally crisp and clean. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with just a hint of edgewear.

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