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        Todos los dias: Poemas del tiempo de Ben Shahn

      Buenos Aires: (Ediciones Altamar). 1957 / (1958) [date on titlepage is 1957, but printing information indicates not printed until 1958]. First. First edition. 12mo. Printed wrappers. Fine in stapled wrappers in very good dustwrapper with some modest age-toning and a small label on the front panel. Poetry. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. The dedication copy, warmly Inscribed by Alcaraz to Ben Shahn in Spanish. OCLC locates only three copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Road to Miltown or, Under the Spreading Atrophy (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. A collection of 34 short stories. A very good plus copy with some minor foxing to the boards and some foxing to the endpapers and a small owner signature to the front free endpaper in a very good Ben Shahn illustrated dust jacket that has some foxing, minor edge wear and some fading to the spine. Signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Delores and Sid Weinberg cordially S.J. Perelman." The recipients were the co-founders of StoryQuarterly which was a terrific literary journal. A very nice association copy of a book that seldom appears signed.

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      Max Reinhardt 1957 - London: Max Reinhardt, 1957. First U.K. edition. Book near fine; DJ very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        IL DOTTOR ZIVAGO. Traduzione dal russo di Pietro Zveteremich.

      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 Antiquaria Malavasi]
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      "Edizione originale nella primissima tiratura del 15 novembre 1957.Cinque giorni dopo il 20 novembre,vedra'la luce la seconda edizione.Ben nota e' la vicenda editoriale dei questo romanzo.L'opposizione alla pubblicazione delle autorita' sovietiche, e la richiesta di restituzione del manoscritto,giunse all'editore Feltrinelli alla fine dell'estate del 1957,quando la lavorazione del libro era praticamente terminata.Accadde cosi'che l'edizione italiana dell'opera,nella traduzione di Pietro Zveteremich,diventera' la prima edizione mondiale di quest'opera capitale per la storia della letteratura russa" Autore: Boris Leonidovic Pasternak Tradotto da: Pietro Zveteremich Editore: Feltrinelli Editore Anno di pubblicazione: 15 Novembre 1957 Edizione: 1^ Edizione Copertina: Cartonato + SovraCopertina Editoriale Copertina Graphic Designer: Ampelio Tettamanti Formato Libro cm: 13,00 X 21,00 Pagine: 710 Peso Libro: 630 gr Testo: Italiano Condizione SovraCopertina: Presenta piccoli strappi Condizione Copertina: Ottima Condizioni Pagine: Ottime Condizioni Generali: Ottime

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        How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

      New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with 13 titles listed at end of pages; in first state dust jacket with price of 250/250 intact, and 14 titles listed on the rear flap. Very Good. Light rubbing and edge wear, pages show signs of handling and several minor stains. Dust jacket is lightly edge worn, lightly rubbed and shows a light diagonal crease to the rear panel and front flap. A nice copy with all first printing points present as per Hirsch & Younger.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Picture Story of a Memorable Visit.

      [N.p., Washington DC?]: 1957 - Folio (510 × 358 mm). Spiral bound within original green cloth-backed printed buff boards. A little rubbed and soiled on the boards with some chipping, mild finger-soiling to a few leaves, but overall very good. Profusely illustrated from black and white photographs, text and captions in Arabic and English, title page and section titles – printed on coloured washi paper – in Arabic alone. First and only edition of this commemorative pictorial souvenir of King Sa'ud ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz Al Sa'ud's official visit to America. Extremely uncommon, just ten locations on OCLC, all in the United States. "The following pages present a photographic portrayal of the visit to the United States of America by His Majesty, King Sa'ud ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz Al Sa'ud at the invitation of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The visit was prompted by the earnest desire of the two leaders, as men of peace and honor, to agree upon programs and policies which would foster harmony among nations, and serve the well-being of peoples His Majesty and his party were in the United States only eleven days. But, these were busy, fruitful days, from the morning of January 29, 1957, when a squadron of United States Air Force jet aircraft flew out to sea to meet the liner Constitution, until the morning of February 9, when the President's personal airplane soared away from Washington National Airport The camera has recorded the highlights of the memorable visit: the full military honors accorded to King Sa'ud upon his arrival in New York, the unprecedented personal welcome by the President in Washington, the meetings at the White House, the conferences with Secretary Dulles and other officials, the discussions with diplomats and statesmen of the Arab countries, the expressions of hospitality – these and other events " The other officials and dignitaries referred to included Richard Nixon as Vice President, Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, Charles E. Wilson, Secretary of Defense, Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary General of the United Nations, Krishna Menon, India's permanent representative at the UN, Abdul Khalek Hassuma, Secretary General of the Arab League, Crown Prince Abd-al-llah of Iraq, and the UN General Assembly, and Dr. Ahmad Husain, the Egyptian ambassador. Sa'ud's trip included visits to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Arlington Military Cemetery, the Washington Islamic Center, and a banquet hosted by Fred A. Davies, chairman of Aramco. The visit was a key element in America's political manoeuvring following the Suez Crisis, designed in large part to prevent Soviet Russia from replacing French and British influence in the region. Sa'ud was persuaded to accept the Eisenhower Doctrine, and $250,000,000 towards his defence budget, and in so doing found himself at odds with the rise of Arab nationalism, and a target for Nasserist calls from Egypt for the removal of the Arab monarchies. Following worsening conflict with his brother Faisal over his indebtedness, and his court's refusal to keep pace with the modernisation of other Arab nations, Sa'ud was forced to abdicate in 1964, going into exile in Geneva. Publication is usually attributed to the US government, but the awkwardness of the English, and the care in the presentation of the Arabic captioning and titles, suggest that it may have been produced in Saudi Arabia with American backing, positive spin at home for a less than triumphant diplomatic foray. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.<br style="">The French actor, cabaret singer and entertainer Maurice Chevalier is perhaps best known for his signature songs, including "Louise", "Mimi", "Valentine", and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and for his films, including The Love Parade and The Big Pond. His trademark attire was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with a tuxedo. In 1958, he starred with Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan in Gigi and in the early 1960s, he made eight films, including Can-Can in 1960 and Fanny the following year.  The success of Gigi prompted Hollywood to give him an Academy Honorary Award that year for achievements in entertainment. <br style="">

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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House, 1957. Second Printing stated on copyright page. Near Fine, 2 corners small bumps, prior owner gift inscription front endpage. In a Very Good Plus dustjacket, top corner price-clipped, 10/57 bottom corner front flap, full publisher's address rear flap,small chips at head of spine and scant rubbing at extremities. Greeen cloth with bright gilt lettering. A quite handsome copy of her classic novel. . Second Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Plus.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        The Town

      New York, NY: Rancom House, 1957. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Signed by Author(s). Number 438 of 450 inscribed, limited first edition copies; 371 pages; signed by William Faulkner. Professionally rebound in handsome Morocco with banded, gilt embossed spine, all edges gilt, marbled end papers, a bit of rubbing at extremities, especially along bottom edges of boards, internally clean and bright with sound binding. The Town is the second novel of the "Snopes" trilogy, following The Hamlet (1940) and completed by The Mansion (1959). Each chapter is narrated from the point of view of one of three characters: Chick Mallison, Gavin Stevens, or V.K. Ratliff. Set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where Faulkner spent most of his life. William Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature specifically known for writing southern fiction. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, for which he became the only Mississippi-born Nobel laureate. Two of his works, A Fable (1954) and his last novel The Reivers (1962), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Well packaged. Ships insured.

      [Bookseller: Crooked House Books & Paper]
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        Naval Operations Off Dakar July-September, 1940 (Battle Summaries Nos. 3 and 20) - Naval Staff History Second World War: B.R. 1736 (1) - RESTRICTED

      England: Historical Section, Admiralty. Hardcover. 95 pages. Index. Thirteen fold-out plans. "The two Battle Summaries superseded by this book, and originally issued in 1942 and 1944 as two separate books, have been re-arranged and largely rewritten to include information from French and other sources not originally available. They have also been amended in matters of detail, many of which have proved in error. It must be remembered that these events took place in the very early days of radar. None of the ships mentioned were as yet fitted with radar sets; nor, of course, was their fighter direction." - from Foreword. Chapters include: Dakar and the Fall of France; The Attack on the Richelieu; Operation "Menace" Planning and Preparation; The French Cruisers; Dakar Authorities Reject General De Gaulle; The Attack on Dakar. Gilt lettering upon navy blue front board and backstrip. Modest wear. Relatively few library markings. Binding tight. A quality copy. . Good. 1957. Revised Edition.

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      [Norfolk]: New Directions, 1957. Quarto. Gilt parchment over boards, t.e.g. As new in glassine jacket and slipcase. First edition, illustrated with drawings by Ben Shahn. One of only 150 numbered copies printed on Arches, and signed by the author and artist. An additional print of one of Shahn's drawings, signed by him, is laid in front, as issued.

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        Ihya' Ulum al-Din [ The Revival of the Religious Sciences, Arabic edition. Complete set in 4 volumes ].

      Dar Ihya' al-Kutub al-Arabiyya, (1957). 4 vols. Half leather hardcovers. Text in Arabic. This is perhaps the best edition; it was published 'Isa al-Babi al-Halabi wa Awladahu and reprinted by Dar Ihya' al-Kutub al-'Arabiyya with an introduction by Dr. Badawi Tabana (kairo) in 1957; this was then known as the Tabana edition. (ex-libris stamp on endpapers, paper sl. browned) Although very good set, see picture. 'The Revival of the Religious Sciences is widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality, and is perhaps the most read work in the Muslim world, after the Qur'an. - The Revival of the Religious Sciences is divided into four parts, each containing ten chapters. Part one deals with knowledge and the requirements of faith - ritual purity, prayer, charity, fasting, pilgrimage, recitation of the Qur'an, and so forth; part two concentrates on people and society - the manners related to eating, marriage, earning a living, and friendship; parts three and four are dedicated to the inner life of the soul and discuss first the vices that people must overcome in themselves and then the virtues that they must strive to achieve.'.

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        A Winter's Love

      Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott. (1957). First. First edition. Small remnant of a former owner's label on the front pastedown, else fine in near very good dustwrapper with the usual sunning to the spine-lettering, and some modest chipping, mostly at the crown. In our experience one of the author's scarcest titles. A novel for adults about a troubled marriage and an old friend who interjects himself into the middle of it, written before L'Engle became famous for her children's fantasies. .

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        Chronica Franciscana de las Provincias del Peru

      Academy of American Franciscan History, Washington DC & Madrid 1957 - Large 8vo, xciii, 1195 pp. with facsimiles and photos in b/w. First published in 1651 this is the second edition, "with Notes and Introduction by Lino G. Canedo, O.F.M." and the first in the series Franciscan Historical Classics. Cordova Salinas was a native of Lima, from a distinguished family. His history comprehends all of the South American continent except Brazil, from Panama south. Because of the early and important role in South America of his order, which looked upon the native peoples in a benign manner, always eager to learn their languages and customs the better to evangelize them, and because of his completely free access to all the Franciscan archives of this huge province, Salina Cordova's history is of great importance. Virtually unobtainable for 300 years, this superb reprinting, with excellent notes and introduction, is particularly valuable. This is copy #94 of 100 numbered copies on special paper from a Limited Edition of 750 total. Beautifully bound in full Mexican tree calf with raised bands and red morocco spine labels with gilt rules and titles. Fine copy -- as new. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roter Sonnentau. Farbserigraphie.

      Signiert und nummeriert "42/50". Druck auf Karton. 99 x 69 cm (blattgroß). Rottoff 136. Eines von 50 Exemplaren. Die Spuren von Feuer und Rauch sind wichtige Elemente im Werk Pienes. Natur und Naturgewalt gehen hier auf glühendem Rot in eine spannungsreiche Synthese ein. - Otto Piene war ein deutscher Künstler und gründete 1957 zusammen mit Heinz Mack die Künstlergruppe ZERO, der sich im Jahr 1961 auch Günther Uecker anschloss. Piene gilt als ein Wegbereiter der Licht- und Feuerkunst sowie der Sky-Art-Aktionen. Er studierte zunächst Malerei und Kunsterziehung an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München und danach bis 1953 an der Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. Er übernahm Lehrtätigkeiten in den USA, seit 1972 war er Professor für Umweltkunst am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). Piene lebte und arbeitete zuletzt in Groton/Massachusetts, Boston und Düsseldorf.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Novissimo Digesto Italiano. Diretto da Antonio Azara e Ernesto Eula

      Utet 1957-1987, Torino - n.d. p. 21 voll in-4

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy (Dem. Mass.), Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on UN Affairs

      Washington, D.C., 1957. A few pale stains, some light soiling. Mechanically reproduced typescript. 15 pages on 8 leaves, 4to, letterhead of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Stapled. Kennedy opens his remarks to the President: "The most powerful single force in the world today is neither Communism nor capitalism, neither the H-Bomb nor the guided missile -- it is man's eternal desire to be free and independent. The great enemy of that tremendous force of freedom is called, for want of a more precise term, imperialism -- and today that means Soviet imperialism and, whether we like it or not, and though they are not to be equaled, Western imperialism." From this he makes his argument that the U.S. support Algeria's effort to gain independence from France.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Catalogo di produzione navale di fabbrica del mar Baltico.

      1957. Cm. 35 x 46, pp. 40. Legatura edit. in tela. Ben conservato. Si tratta del catalogo di un cantiere navale baltico in cui si illustra la produzione delle navi tramite molte nitide illustrazioni fotografiche poste applicate su cartoncino.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        DRAGSTRIP GIRL (1957)

      American International Pictures 1957 - Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 103 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Fay Spain, Steven Terrell, John Ashley, Frank Gorshin, dir: Edward L. Cahn; American International. Prolific film director Edward Cahn made a long and creative career directing low budget films. He was popular for making many of the Our Gang shorts in the 1930s and 40s. He ended his career at American International directing pot boilers such as this, which was one of the major films of the 1950s juvenile delinquent genre. This time it was a girl. Fay Spain played Louise Blake, a girl from an affluent family who loves hot cars and a particular rich drag strip diver, all to her parent's disapproval. Poster is folded. It does not appear to have been used. Only minor shelf wear. Superb color. ABOUT FINE

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Werkzeugkunde zum Gebrauche für technische Lehranstalten, Eisenbahnen, Schiffbau u. Industrie Gewerbe, als Tischler, Drechsler, Fassbinder, Wagner, Zimmerleute, Modelleure & Mechaniker.

      Imperial-Folio (36 x 56 cm). Farblithogr. Titel m. Goldauflage, 1081 Abb. auf 43 (dav. 25 farb.) lithograph. Tafeln und 1 doppelblattgr. farblithograph. Tafel (auf Leinen aufgezogen) [Textband fehlt]. OHalbleinenmappe m. aufgez., lithogr. Deckeltitel (wh. illustr. Titelbogen). Schließbänder abgerissen, Mappe stärker angeschmutzt u. berieben, an den Kanten abgewetzt, hs. Sign. v. alter Hd. auf Vorderdeckel, am Rücken eingerissen, alle Tafeln 2-fach m. Bibl.stempel versehen (dav. 1 Prägestempel). Wurzbach 108 ff. Erläuternder Textband (62 S.) fehlt. ?Prächtig ausgestattet und zu seiner Zeit epochemachendes Werk? (Das Waldviertel. Neue Folge. 1957, Nr.1/2). Großartige Dokumentation verschiedener Werkzeuge für Holzarbeiter. Mit Abbildungen aller seinerzeit gängiger Werkzeuge sowie einfacher aus Holz gefertigten Vorrichtungen und Maschinen. Herausgegeben von dem österreichischen Werkzeugfabrikanten Franz Freiherr von Wertheim (1814-1883), der seit 1852, als erster in der Habsburger-Monarchie, auch einbruchsichere und feuerfeste Kassen erzeugte. Eine Reihe von Patenten und Erfindungen zeichneten seinen Betrieb aus und brachten internationale Erfolge. In der Folge wurden seine Sammlungen nach Weltausstellungen auch in andere bedeutende Muster- und Lehrmittelsammlungen, wie z.B. in das Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers in Paris (1855) oder in das South Kensington Museum in London (1867, heute Science Museum), eingegliedert. 1867 nahm Wertheim mit einem großen Muster-Exponat an Werkzeugen an der Weltausstellung in Paris teil. Die doppelblattgroße Tafel zeigt den Ausstellungsstand mit Hunderten von Werkzeugen sowie eine Hobel- und eine Drechselbank. Auf dieser Ausstellung setzte er auch einen Betrag von einhunderttausend Franc als Preis aus für denjenigen, dem es gelänge, eine Wertheim-Kasse zu öffnen. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Giorgio Morandi Opera grafica

      Torino: Einaudi, , 1957. Brossura, custodia (wrappers, slip-case). Molto Buono (Very Good). Fascicolo in brossura di 24 pagine con testo di Lamberto Vitali, tavola di concordanza e catalogo delle opere. 117 tavole sciolte, riproducenti le incisioni dell'artista, ciascuna entro quartino che riporta i dettagli dell'opera alla prima pagina (cm 39,2x28,5). Folio (cm 42x30,6) . pp. 24 + tavole. Molto Buono (Very Good). Custodia leggermente sciupata con lievi abrasioni (Lightly worn slip-case). Edizione originale di 1000 esemplari numerati.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Simple Stakes A Claim

      Rinehart & Company. First edition. Very good. 1957. Signed by Author 9997406044 Very good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Fair) Cloth, 20 cm, 191 pages. First edition. Inscribed 'Especially for Naomi Thomas, Sincerely, Langston Hughes, Sept. 29, 1957' in light blue ink on front free endpaper. Inkstamp of Naomi T. Gray on front free endpaper, and inkstamp of the Negro Book Society, New York on front endpaper. Very good condition but for age-discolored page edges and edges of covers. In a dustjacket in very good condition aside from creases and very small closed tears at edges, some small corner losses, and spine very slightly faded. . 9997406044 .

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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.

      San Juan, Puerto Rico: Ediciones Limitadas Cemi, Inc., 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.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Quarto (4to).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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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.

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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

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts ]
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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.

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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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