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        From Russia, With Love.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Silk Commemorative Issue 1957

      New York: American Fabrics Magazine, 1957. First edition. Paperback. Very Good +. Folio. 14.25 x 11" wide. Brilliant color covers by Salvador Dali. A magazine devoted to the American silk industry with fabulous illustrations, advertisements, silk samples and articles on the history and use of silk throughout the world. Although not attributed, a young Andy Warhol provides at least two of the illustrations. Part magazine, part artist book. Scarce and lovely. Minor wear.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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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. .

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        L'Exil et le Royaume. Nouvelles

      Paris: Gallimard, 1957. First edition. 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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        Molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

      1957. Langridge, Robert (1933- ); Seeds, W. E.; Wilson, H. R. (1929- ); Hooper, C. W.; Wilkins, Maurice (1916- ); and Hamilton, L. D. Molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Offprint from J. Biophys. & Biochem. Cytology 3 (1957). 767-778pp. Illustrated. 254 x 177 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Slight wear along spine, otherwise a fine copy, signed by Wilson on the first page. First Separate Edition. Further studies on both the A and B configuration of the DNA molecule, the A configuration existing when relative humidity of the atmosphere surrounding a fiber consisting of a DNA salt is reduced from 90-85 percent to 75 percent, and the B configuration existing when the DNA molecule is bound to protein in cells. An IBM computer was used to process some of the data; Langridge, the lead author of this paper and Wilkins's doctoral student, was the first to apply a stored-program digital computer to the analysis of DNA structure (as recorded in Langridge's PhD. dissertation, published the same year as the present paper).

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        The Exorcism

      Poems in Folio, San Francisco 1957 - First edition. Large broadside poem. 12" x 18". Illustrated with woodcut initial by Mallette Dean. Slight foxing, near fine. One of 150 numbered copies printed in Arches mould-made paper and Signed by Roethke; this copy unnumbered and out of series. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Atlas Shrugged

      London - Random House, 1957 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of thisfamous novel by Ayn Rand. Unfortunately lacking original dustwrapper. Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's longest novel, and the one she considered to be her magnum opus. It includes elements of scientific fiction, mystery and romance. It contains Rand's most extensive statement of Objectivism in any of her fictional works. The novel is set in a dystopian United States where society's most successful and prominent inhabitants abandon their fortunes and their nation in response to aggressive regulations. Rand described the overarching theme of this book to be 'the role of man's mind in existence' andthe book explores a number of philosophical themes. Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter. She is best remembered for her two best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Shortly after her publication of Atlas Shrugged she turned to non-fiction writing. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, excellent with very minor shelfwear. Some mild rubbling to the extremities and to the bottom of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Le bonheur fou

      First edition, one of 35 numbered copies on Holland paper, deluxe edition.Bound in full morocco Jansenist burgundy, smooth back, gilded tail date guards and mouse box to contreplats, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, all edges gilt, magnificent binding signed Duhayon.Very nice copy perfectly set in a magnificent binding of Duhayon tripled.   Gallimard Paris 1957 14x20,5cm relié

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        L'Exil et le Royaume. Nouvelles

      Gallimard, Paris 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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).

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        L'INQUISIZIONE SPAGNOLA

      FELTRINELLI, 1957. ITALIANO 0,12 Traduzione di Emilio Agazzi, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, brossura editoriale illustrata, leggermente ingiallita e con lievissimi segni di usura USATO

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        Atlas Shrugged

      A very good first printing (so stated on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket, with the original price and the correct date code (10/57) on the front flap of the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Romain Rolland's Nobel Prize-Winning Novel "Jean-Christophe" Written for the Screen by Christopher Isherwood

      [Los Angeles]: Jerry Wald Productions, 1957. First Draft Continuity, mimeographed, 178 leaves, bradbound in mimeographed Twentieth Century-Fox wrappers. Copy number "17": stamped on cover and first page. Edge wear to wrapper, distribution receipt removed. On the first page Fred Astaire's address is written in pencil. Isherwood began writing this screenplay in September 1956, in August 1957 Wald shelved it, and it has never been produced or published.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Ghana. The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah.

      Edinburgh, London, New York, Toronto, Johannesburg: Thomas Nelson and Sons,, 1957. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles gilt to spine, top edge red, map endpapers. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece, illustrations An very good copy with the dust jacket faded to spine, chipped at the ends and corners, and with some tears along the edges, and the rear panel a little soiled. First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author "Kwame Nkrumah 28th June 1957 London" on the frontispiece verso. Nkrumah (1909-72), a founding member of the Organisation of African Unity and a dedicated Pan-Africanist, led Ghana to independence from Britain in March 1957, and became its first Prime Minister, but was deposed in 1966 by a military coup. The book is very scarce inscribed and his signature is much sought after.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        å—極大陸図. 子供の科学附録. [Nankyokutairiku-zu. Kodomo no kagaku furoku]. [View of Antarctica. Children's Science Appendix].

      Osaka.: 誠文堂新光社.. 1957.. Large colour folding map in original wrappers, 106 x 76cm, text in Japanese. Folds into its original wrappers 18.5 x 16cm. Very good copy. Issued as an appendix to the January, 1957 volume of Children's Science. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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      Osaka. 誠

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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.

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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]

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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

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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]

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.   

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.**

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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]

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        Town

      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.

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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]

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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

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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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