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        L'ingénieux hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche (4 Tomes - Complet) [ Livre signé par Henry Lemarié ]

      Exemplaire d'artiste signé par Henry Lemarié, sur Rives non numéroté, 4 vol. in-4 en feuillet sous chemise gaufrée, chemise cartonnée et étuis ornés, Editions d'Art Les Heures Claires, Paris, 1957-1960 Magnifique édition ayant exigé la gravure de 3500 bois, nécessaires "à la parfaite reproduction des 92 miniatures de Henry Lemarié". Bon exemplaire (dos des étuis lég. passés, parfait état par ailleurs) pour cet exemplaire d'artiste signé par Henry Lemarié. Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        Joseph de Maistre, textes choisis et présentés par E.M. Cioran

      First edition of which there were no large paper copies, one advance (service de presse) copy.With an autograph inscription from E.M. Cioran to François Erval.Covers and spine lightly and marginally sunned as usual, copy retaining its advertising slip. Editions du Rocher Paris 1957 14x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Ice-Cold in Alex - with the rare wrap-around band

      Heinemann, 1957 A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1957. A very good book with a small name and price to the front endpaper. Some light staining to the rear board. Foxing to the page edges. In a very good unclipped wrapper with rubbing to the edges (affecting the titles on the spine) and some light internal staining to the extremities. With the wrap-around band (some light tape staining to flaps) showing John Mills, Sylvia Sims et al. having a well earned drink.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press by Dorothy and David Magee, 1940-1956 [with a Check-List, 1916-1940]

      San Francisco, CA:: The Grabhorn Press,, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. LIMITED EDITION of 225 copies, printed at the Grabhorn Press. Folio. 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. (xxxii), 119, [1] pp. Text printed in red and black with gilt decorations including initials, checklist of Grabhorn publications 1916-1940, 23 samples of printing (including 9 original samples and 14 facsimiles, 1 folding, 3 double-page), 1 page of paper samples used in binding, index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red morocco, patterned paper over boards, spine titled in gilt. Fine. This is the second in a series of 3 bibliographies of the work of the Grabhorn Press undertaken by David Magee and associates. It added 3 items not included in the first volume, and reflects the same care for completeness and detail that was characteristic of David Magee. This volume includes 9 original leaves.

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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. 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. Portrait frontispiece, illustrations 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        D'un château l'autre

      First edition, one of 45 numbered copies on Hollande van Gelder vellum paper, the tirage de tête. Black morocco by Semet et Plumelle, spine with red morocco listels and green and brown morocco onlays, date at foot of spine, covers with geometric design of red listels and green, brown and grey morocco onlays, pastedowns with black morocco frame, endpapers and pastedowns of red suede, all edges gilt, covers and spine preserved, slipcase edged with black morocco and lined with ochre velour.One leaf of the manuscript bound in at front, following the cover.Provenance : library of R. & B. L. with ex libris.A remarkable copy in a perfectly matched, masterful mosaic binding.  Gallimard Paris 1957 14x20,5cm relié sous étui

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        The Naked Sun.

      New York: Doubleday, 1957. First. hardcover. near fine/good. 8vo, yellow cloth, d.w. New York: Doubleday, (1957). First Edition. Presentation copy, signed in full. The dust jacket presents well, but is extensively re-inforced on the verso, with a large chip on the back panel.

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        Pete's [Tavern, New York City]

      New York: 1957 - Watercolor on Colonial Illustration Board from Sam Flax, 40 East 28th St., NYC. 20 x 30 inches. Signed and dated lower left.Birth: Oct. 22, 1914Springfield Hampden CountyMassachusetts, USADeath: Jan. 10, 1994Monterey, Monterey CountyCalifornia, USAMargaret served in the WAVEs. Pete's at 129 East 18th Street is the Oldest Continuously Operating Bar Restaurant in New York City [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le sorcier des familles - Almanach fatidique. Le sorcier des familles - Almanach fatidique. Paris, A l'abeille qui butine in 1957

      1957. in-8 gr., oltre 200 pagine non numerate, splendida ed inusuale legatura (firmata "Di Martin") in marocchino nero con daino applicato ai piatti, al centro dei quali impresso a secco entro stella a sei punte la frase "Rotas abracadabra opera bracadabr tenet racadab arepo acada sator cad a", titolo in oro al dorso a nervi, conservato in astuccio cartonato rosso. Tiratura limitata, esemplare n. 94/475. Libro di magia in lingua francese con 13 illustrazioni a piena pagina, 8 delle quali colorate a mano dall'artista, numerose fig. n.t. Bell'illustrato del celebre surrealista (1905-1982).

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      Faber & Faber 1957 - First edition. Blue cloth in printed dustwrapper and wraparound band. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper indeed, complete with the book society wraparound band. Both book and dustwrapper with some light foxing. The author's first book, printed in a print run of only 2000 copies, bearing the printed dedication "To Sylvia". It won the New York Poetry Centre First Publication Award, for which the judges were W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender and Marianne Moore, and the Somerset Maugham Award, and it was acclaimed by every reviewer from A. Alvarez to Edwin Muir. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voltaire in Love - SIGNED and INSCRIBED

      Hamish Hamilton, 1957 A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1957. A very good+ book without inscriptions with some off-setting to the endpapers. SIGNED to the half-title page: 'Kenneth/best wishes for/your birthday from/Florence and/Nancy Mitford'. In a near fine unclipped wrapper which is a little browned to the spine. A very nice signed copy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Voltaire In Love - SIGNED, LOCATED and DATED by the Author

      Hamish Hamilton, 1957 A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1957. A near fine book without inscriptions, with some light spotting to the endpapers and pastedown. A little bumping to the edge. SIGNED on the half-title page by Mitford (Paris - in the year of publication 1957). In a near fine clipped wrapper with some light splash marks to the corner of the front panel, some light browning to the spine. Rare signed and in the year of publication.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Random House,, 1957. Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine gilt on black, monogram to front board gilt, top edge blue, buff endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine rolled, light bumps to tips, an excellent copy, in the jacket with nicks to edges, small closed tear to join of rear panel and flap, tape repair verso. First edition, second printing of Rand's fourth novel. The philosophical movement launched by Rand with Atlas Shrugged had a profound impact on American culture, which continues to this day, with the novel named by a 1991 Library of Congress survey as the most influential book for a majority of Americans, second only to the Bible.

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        Deep Water

      New York Harper & Brothers 1957 First Edition of the author's fourth book under her own name, following The Talented Mr. Ripley (of which we also have marvelous copies on offer). 8vo: [8], 213, [1]pp. Publisher's black spine lettered in silver over turquoise cloth, the publisher's monogram stamped in silver on the upper cover, the fore-edge untrimmed; in an illustrated dust jacket priced $2.95. A just about Fine copy, the tips rubbed with very minor losses; in a Near Fine jacket, rubbed along the bottom edge with a few scattered smudges of black ink (restricted to the bottom quarter-inch). Quite a collectible example. Fine- In the small town of Little Wesley, Victor Van Allen decides to discourage his wife's many lovers by hinting that he may have killed her previous beau, Malcolm McRae. Basis for the 1981 French film directed by Michel Deville and starring Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Snug and the Silver Spoon - A Little Brown Mouse Book

      London: William Heinemann Limited. Hardcover. Light wear to clean, bright and unmarked book. Backstrip present and intact - rare for this title. Binding sound. Several tears to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new protective cover. Overall, an above-average and pleasing copy of this wonderful work. . Very Good. 1957. First Edition.

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        Réflexions sur la peine capitale

      First collected edition, one of 260 numbered copies on vélin teinté paper, the only large paper copies. A few marginal wormholes to some leaves, including endpapers. Calmann-Lévy Paris 1957 14,5x21,5cm broché

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        The Alexandria Quartet [Justine/Balthazar/Mountolive/Clea]

      Faber, 1957 All first edition, first printings, published by Faber between 1957-60 (with no mention of subsequent printings). Comprising: JUSTINE Published by: Faber and Faber in 1957. Bound in original red boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine with no inscriptions, marks or stamps whatsoever. Some fading and a little wear to the gilt titling to the spine and some light marks to the centre of the foot of the front board. A good+ book. In a very good+ FIRST ISSUE (later issues had the hand-print mimicking the front cover design to the spine of the dust wrapper and review for 'White Eagles Over Serbia' being the last review on the rear panel). Small chip to the top of the front panel. Not price clipped showing 15s as called for. Some light chipping to corners and some browning to the spine. BALTHAZAR Published by: Faber and Faber in 1958. Bound in blue boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound with one name and date to the front end-paper with some off-setting and foxing to the end-papers and to page edges. A very good book. In a good+ unclipped first issue wrapper. With one small chip to the foot of the spine and some lighter chips to the corners. A little browning to the spine and to the rear panel. Some spotting to the rear panel also. Not price clipped. MOUNTOLIVE Published by: Faber and Faber in 1958. Bound in yellow boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound with one name and date to the front pastedown. A near fine book with one small stain to the top edge. In a near fine unclipped wrapper (first issue) with some light wear to the head of the spine. CLEA Published by: Faber and Faber in 1960. Bound in orange boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound with only one name to the ffep. A fine book. In a near unclipped wrapper - a little faded to the spine. A rare set of all four first editions in the Alexandria Quartet and the author's masterpiece.[removed][removed]

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        'The Alexandria Quartet' - comprising 'Justine', 'Balthazar', 'Mountolive' and Clea Published 1957-1960

      Faber, 1957 Justine : a first edition, first printing in the correct first issue wrapper with four reviews to rear panel and book synopsis to front end-flap without reviews. A very good+ book without inscriptions first published in 1957 by Faber without subsequent printing mentioned. Boards a little tired with some light staining toning and some small staining to page edges, small Times Library stamp to rear end-paper. In a very good clipped first issue wrapper. Some archival repairs to top of spine and rear flap. Four small chips to front edge, usual browning to spine. Now in brodart protector. Balthazar : a first edition, first printing, published by Faber in 1958. A near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ unclipped wrapper, spine browned as usual with very minor loss to spine ends. A much better copy than is usually seen. Mountolive : a first edition, first printing, published by Faber in 1958. A near fine book without inscriptions in a fine unclipped wrapper, a trifle rubbed to the top edge. Clea: a first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1960. A fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper which has one or two trivial marks to the rear panel. A rare and collectable set, all first editions first printings by a highly collectable author.[removed][removed]

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      Edizione Cinque Lune, 1957. ITALIANO 0,37 Presentazione di Giuseppe Togni, pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo, lieve firoitura ai tagli, brossura editoriale illustrata, con segni di usura ai bordi e con fioritura USATO

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      Edizione Cinque Lune, 1957. ITALIANO 0,44 Brossura editoriale con alette, ingiallita al dorso ed ai bordi, con leggera fioritura e con segni di usura da scaffalatura, pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo e con lieve fioritura, numerose tabelle nei testi e fuori testo in pagine ripiegate, discreta fioritura ai tagli USATO

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      Original edition print current despite a false indication of third edition.Precious autograph signed by the author: "For Jean Cocteau, here Barboche, a dog and of course he has heart / Henri Bosco.". Gallimard Paris 1957 12x19cm broché

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        Atlas Shrugged

      Random House, New York 1957 - Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of stated first edition. Book is As New, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Unclipped dust jacket is fresh and bright, with a short closed tear on front and one at top of spine. Top of spine and tip of one corner have very small paper loss. Price of $6.95 intact at top of flap, and date code at bottom is correct. Overall an excellent copy of Rand's iconic novel. Green cloth boards have her initial's in gold gilt, and spine has title in gilt in a block box. Thick 8vo. 1168 pp. In protective Mylar. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        9. Panzer Division - ! 189 Mitteilungsblätter Nr. 1 - 189 !

      7 gebundene DIN A 4 Bände der Kameradschaft der ehemaligen 9. Panzerdivision ( ehemals Schnelle Division ) aus Österreich - siehe Stempel auf Bild 4 mit den vollständigen Mitteilungsblättern Nr. 1 von 1957 - Nr. 189 von 2004 - gebunden in 7 Bänden mit Divisionswappen ! Die Bände sind alle in schönem Zustand und die Ausgaben ( sind alle Original !! ) wurden ungelocht eingebunden . Eine eigenständige Truppengeschichte ist ja nie erschienen aber in diesen ganzen Ausgaben ist die Chronik sowohl der 9. PD wie auch der diversen Untereinheiten dieser Division über die Kämpfe und Einsätze im 2. WK beginnend mit Aufstellung und Gliederungen enthalten ! Wohl einmalig und so sicher nie mehr erhältlich ! Einzelausgaben sind schon sehr selten und gesucht - aber so komplett wahrscheinlich nie mehr zu bekommen ! Also nicht über den Preis erschrecken - Einzelausgaben kosten schon immer deutlich mehr wie 20 Euro - die ganz alten Ausgaben liegen noch deutlich darüber. Also vor irgendwelchen Kommentaren einfach mal den Preis durch die Anzahl teilen und dann die Vollständigkeit bedenken ! Die ersten Ausgaben überhaupt noch zu bekommen dürfte schon nach 60 Jahren fast unmöglich sein ! Die 7 Bände stammen alle aus dem Archiv der aufgelösten Kameradschaft in Österreich ! Versand in Deutschland als DHL-Wertpaket kostet 20 Euro - Auslandversand auf Anfrage möglich aber wenn versichert dann sehr teuer da nur per Luftpost + Wertpaket möglich !

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        Kiyoshi Saito

      Kodansha, Tokyo 1957 - Tokyo: Kodansha, 1957. Very Good. Red-orange cloth, silver gilt titling. Silvered page edges. Text in English & Japanese. 24 tipped-in colour-reporductions of woodcuts. Large 4to - up to 12" tall. Strong VG or VG+ copy with some wear to the cloth boards, small corner bumps, bidning nice and tight. Charming book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Five Lessons the Modern Fundementals of Golf

      A. S. BARNES AND COMPANY, NEW YORK 1957 - pages clean, black and white illustrations, gilt on spine, preserved in a slipcase, tight binding, slipcase show wear/handling, original 1957 deluxe edition DATE PUBLISHED: 1957 EDITION: DELUXE EDITON 127 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'exil et le royaume

      First edition, one advance (service de presse) copy.Spine sunned, paper yellowed. This copy has a chemise and slipcase of grey half shagreen by Devauchelle.Handsome autograph inscription from Albert Camus to his friend André Belamich: "A André Belamich, son vieil ami..."Belamich rencontre Camus en 1932 sur les bancs du cours de philosophie de Jean Grenier au lycée Bugeaud d'Alger, la fameuse « Khâgne africaine ». Après avoir participé ensemble à l'aventure du Parti Communiste Algérien, Camus et Belamich forment avec d'autres penseurs et artistes ce  que l'on nomme aujourd'hui "l'Ecole d'Alger" réunissant autour de l'éditeur et libraire Edmond Charlot une génération d'esprits progressistes dont Claude de Fréminville, Max-Pol Fouchet, René-Jean Clot, emmanuel Roblès et Gabriel Audisio.Après plusieurs traductions pour Charlot de Jane Austin et David Lawrence, Belamich devient surtout, à l'initiative et avec le soutien de Camus, le principal traducteur de Garcia Lorca et l'instigateur de sa diffusion en France.L'indéfectible amitié qui l'unit à Camus jusqu'à sa mort - il est à ses côtés lors de la remise de son Prix Nobel - font de lui un des principaux témoins de la vie de l'écrivain comme l'attestent ses contributions aux biographies de Herbert R. Lottman et de Olivier Todd.Emouvant et précieux envoi à cet ami des premières heures algériennes qui ont construit l'humanisme de Camus et auxquelles il consacra son dernier roman inachevé : « Le premier homme ».  Gallimard Paris 1957 12x19cm broché sous chemise et étui

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        Some Came Running

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1957. xii+1266 pages. Thick octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in half red cloth with black lettering to spine and cover. Inscribed to Davis Grubb. First edition. James Jones's second published novel, Some Came Running (1957), had its roots in the abandoned first effort. In contrast to Eternity, it was savaged by the critics. They were especially harsh with the frequently misspelled words and punctuation errors; they didn't recognize that such elements were a conscious style choice by Jones to evoke the provinciality of the novel's characters and setting. Jones apparently played around with this style in several short stories written at about the same time as Some Came Running (later collected in The Ice-Cream Headache and Other Stories), only to abandon it altogether by the time he finished The Thin Red Line in 1962, in favor of the blunt but more grammatically sound style most associated with Jones today. Some Came Running was immediately adapted as film starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, which was critically acclaimed and nominated for several Oscars. Davis Grubb (July 23, 1919 - July 24, 1980) was an American novelist and short story writer. Born in Moundsville, West Virginia, Grubb wanted to combine his creative skills as a painter with writing and as such attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, his color blindness was a handicap he could not overcome and he gave up on painting to dedicate himself to writing fiction. He did, however, make a number of drawings and sketches during the course of his career, some of which were incorporated into his writings. In 1940, Grubb moved to New York City where he worked at NBC radio as a writer while using his free time to write short stories. In the mid 1940s he was successful in selling several short stories to major magazines and in the early 1950s he started writing a full length novel. Influenced by accounts of economic hardship by depression-era Americans that his mother had seen first hand as a social worker, Grubb produced a dark tale that mixed the plight of poor children and adults with that of the evil inflicted by others. The Night of the Hunter became an instant bestseller and was voted a finalist for the 1955 National Book Award. That same year, the book was made into a motion picture that is now regarded as a classic. Deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Grubb went on to write a further nine novels and several collections of short stories. His 1969 novel Fools' Parade would also be made into a motion picture starring James Stewart. Some of Grubb's short stories were adapted for television by Alfred Hitchcock and by Rod Serling for his Night Gallery series. Grubb died in New York City in 1980. His novel Ancient Lights was published posthumously in 1982, and St. Martins Press published 18 of his short stories in a book collection titled You Never Believe Me and Other Stories.Condition:Inscribed by Jones on half title. Touch of rubbing to spine ends. Jacket spine ends lightly chipped with some rubbed, some light wear to edges with some small closed tears, price clipped else a near fine copy in like jacket.

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        The Alexandria Quartet, comprising] Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea

      London Faber & Faber [through 1960] 1957 A superb set of the author's 4-volume literary landmark. Here offered: four First Impressions (no additional printings noted), all about Fine, uniformly bound in publisher's cloth, in correct illustrated dust jackets. 8vo: 253,[1]; 250; 320; 287,[1]pp. Justine (1957): rose-colored cloth, spine gilt, French blue title block. Near Fine, with dust-soiled edges, spine slightly faded, unobtrusive glue stain along two edges of lower paste-down; about Fine jacket, priced 15s, barely toned to spine panel, else quite fresh and bright. Balthazar (1958): French blue cloth, spine gilt, reddish-brown title block. Fine, tight and apparently unread, marred only by owner's signature and date to front paste-down; about Fine jacket, priced 15s, with two short closed tears along upper spine-panel folds. Mountolive (1958): yellow cloth, spine gilt, lavender title block. About Fine, tight and apparently unread, with owner's inscription on front fly leaf, dust-soiled top edge, two lightly bumped corners; Fine jacket, priced 16s. Clea (1960): persimmon cloth, spine gilt, green title block. Fine, square and tight with lightly dust-soiled top edge; better than Near Fine jacket (priced-clipped), lightly dust-soiled and rubbed to ends of spine-panel. Burgess 99. Modern Library 100, 70. Fine- Durrell's magnum opus, chronicling the lives of British expatriates in Egyptbetween the two world wars. "The Alexandria Quartet is one of those works that seem to draw upon and sum up a multitude of works and writers and bodies of knowledge that have come before. Sources specific to Egypt include Constantine Cavafy's poetry and E. M. Forster's Alexandria: A History and a Guide. Other sources range from The Arabian Nights to accounts of the life of occult philosopher Paracelsus, from the obsessive erotic catalogues of the Marquis de Sade (who wrote his own Justine and who provides three of the volumes with epigraphs) to the thrillers of John Buchan. Freud is here (providing a psychological framework and yet another epigraph), as well as his student Georg Groddeck. Durrell also utilizes Einstein's theory of relativity, recounting the same events from multiple viewpoints within the first three volumes, then advancing the characters and situations through the fourth dimension, time, in the fourth and final volume. . . . Whatever the merits of the works his contemporaries were producing in the 1950s, most of those seemed cautious and provincial compared to Durrell's unabashedly romantic and experimental novels." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Atlas Shrugged

      New York, (1957) But [1967]: Random House. Limited Edition. Thick Octavo. Tenth anniversary edition limited to 2000 copies signed by the author. "Atlas Shrugged is Rand's fourth and last novel, it was also her longest, and the one she considered to be her magnum opus which took her twelve years to write.. The theme of Atlas Shrugged, according to Ayn Rand, is the role of the mind in man's existence. It is the mind, the story shows, that is the root of all human knowledge and values and its absence is the root of all evil. It was made into a movie trilogy. 1168(2)pp., bound in blue cloth stamped with AR in gilt, spine lettering gilt over dark blue, top edge stained blue. A near fine copy in original clear acetate dust jacket with pice torn away on back panel near bottom edge, in very nice publisher's slipcase with just a bit of fading along front edges. no names or bookplate. A very handsome copy.

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        Les mémorables

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

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        CAT IN THE HAT

      SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. THE CAT IN THE HAT. NY: Random Hse. (1957). 8vo, flat paper over boards (not glazed paper), 61p., small old offset marks on endpapers and name erased from free endpaper else near fine in VG dust wrapper that has some fraying at spine ends. 1st edition of Seuss's first reader (correct binding paper) in dust wrapper with price. Illustrated in bright color throughout. The importance of this book cannot be overstated. In addition to becoming a household name, the Cat In The Hat is extremely important in the history of education and children's literature. At the same time that it was amusing, it was bringing the basic concepts of reading to tens of thousands of little children who were learning without being "taught". It was a marked departure from the boring Dick and Jane type reader. The challenge of writing an entire book using only 220 different words and making the book enjoyable was enormous. Teachers began to use this book in their classrooms and it was not long before the Cat In The Hat became an American icon. First editions of this title are extremely scarce.

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        D'un château l'autre

      First edition, one of 850 numbered copies on vélin labeur.Publisher's paper boards with an original design by Paul Bonet.A fine copy retaining his rhdoid plastic jacket and his soft slipcase. Gallimard Paris 1957 13,5x20cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Tous ceux qui tombent

      Les éditions de minuit. First edition of the French translation by Robert Pinget, one of 80 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies.A good copy. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1957 12x19cm broché

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        Oeuvre poétique

      . With 8 original etchings by Jacques Villon, of which 2 in colors, one of 150 numbered copies on vélin d'Arches paper.Autograph signatures by Jacques Villon and Robert Ganzo to the justification page. A good copy.Paris 1957 20x28,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Giorgio Morandi. Opera grafica

      Einaudi, 1957. 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.

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        From Russia, With Love (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1957, FIRST EDITION, First Impression, Binding A. Pp.253. Publisher's cloth-effect paper over boards in pictorial dust-wrapper illustrated by Richard Chopping. A used copy but with no significant defects; jacket darkened to spine, rubbed to joints with some chips and tears. Preserved in a clamshell box. This is the personal copy of John Alden, founder and chairman of The Alden Press (Oxford) Limited and is accompanied by a statement to this effect signed by his son and heir. A fine association. Provenance: William Alden, by descent. This is one of a small collection of Alden-printed titles offered directly to Adrian Harrington in late 2012. Gilbert A5a (1.1).

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        From Russia With Love (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1957, FIRST EDITION. Equisitely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe for Asprey of London in full black goatskin with Japanese gilt endpapers, a.e.g. A beautiful copy. This entry in the legendary James Bond series is an absolute classic; 007 does battle with SMERSH, the Soviet organisation of vengeance, interrogation, torture and death, and in particular their fearsome executioner Red Grant. Penzler; Ian Fleming's James Bond (1999). Biondi/Pickard; Firsts Vol 8 No4 (1998). Campbell; Ian Fleming- A Catalogue of a Collection (1978), Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection (1976). Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction (1972).

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

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. First Impression, Binding A. Publisher's hardback binding in pictorial dustjacket by Richard Chopping, correctly priced at 13/6. A beautiful near fine copy. The book is particularly fresh with bright foil-work and clean page edges. Jacket also crisp and fresh with a trivial amount wear to spine ends and one small chip to crown, ever so slightly age-toned to backstrip. Near fine; most unusual in this condition. This entry in the legendary James Bond series is an absolute classic; 007 does battle with SMERSH, the Soviet organisation of vengeance, interrogation, torture and death, and in particular their fearsome executioner Red Grant. Gilbert A5a (1.1).

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        Talented Mr. Ripley, The

      First Impression London Cresset Press 1957 First UK Edition. 8vo; 266pp. Publisher's red cloth, the spine lettered in gilt (a bit dulled); in a pictorial dust jacket lettered in black and priced at 15/-. Offsetting to the end papers, spotting to the page edges and the first and final few leaves, otherwise a clean, Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine jacket with a lightly faded and toned spine (the head of which has very shallow chipping), and a soiled back panel; the front panel sharp and bright. This, Highsmith's third novel, introduces Tom Ripley, sexually ambiguous con artist featured in five of her novels, popularly known as the Ripliad, written between 1955 and 1991. After a television adaptation in 1956, the novel was filmed by René Clément with Alain Delon, praised by Highsmith as the ideal Ripley. Re-filmed in 1999, with Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett. Yet another example of the value to be found in the graphically superior designs of most UK editions of American authors' works (our specialty). Near Fine According to Highsmith's talented biographer, Joan Schenkar, the 'Dark Lady of American Letters' has always taken as her subject, in all her writing, "the double, the Alter Ego, and its natural enabler: the alluring and dangerous act of self-transformation. She first proposed it in "Strangers on a Train" [her first masterpiece], turning Plato upside down to make it work: 'There's also a person exactly the opposite of you, like the unseen part of you, somewhere in the world, and he waits in ambush.' In The Talented Mr. Ripley [Highsmith's second, uncontested masterpiece], she gave it a triumphant shape?the shape of the American Dream?and a successful form in the character of Tom Ripley, a young grifter of indeterminate sexuality, who, like his creator, wants only 'the best' in life, slips in and out of different roles with ease, confuses love with murder, and gets away with everything." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        L'espèce humaine

      New edition, first for some parts, as corrected and reviewed, of which there were no large paper copies, one advance (service de presse) copy.Rare and handsome autograph inscription from Robert Antelme to Claude Gallimard.Spine and covers slightly and marginally sunned."There are no human beings, there is just humankind. It's because we are people just like them that the SS will be forever powerless before us."This fundamental work on the experience of the Nazi concentration camps was the third and last book published by the fleeting publishing house established by Marguerite Duras and Robert Antelme, her husband from 1940 to 1946.This first - unadvertised - appearance of the work sank without trace, selling barely a few copies. It was reissued the following year with a different cover by Robert Marin, but nonetheless suffered stiff competition from a number of other works on the subject that appeared immediately after the war. Nevertheless, as F. Lebelley notes, "at a time when there were many such accounts around, the power of this book - possessed of a singular sobriety - hit you with the force of a seminal text." The book is the work of an author who, according to Duras, "dove right into literature. This was Antelme's only book. Despite the praise and the prizes, L'Espèce humaine will remain the only work he'll ever write" (in: Duras, ou le poids d'une plume). The work was re-published, thanks to Albert Camus' efforts, ten years later (in 1957) by Gallimard and enjoyed a much wider circulation. Since then, the book has entered the history of literature as one of the most important works dealing with the painful necessity of thinking about the concentration camps and the human condition. It was thanks to this book that writers such as Antelme's friend Jorge Semprun could begin a new approach to the impossible task of writing about the camps. From 1947 onwards, Antelme noted in his foreword to the book: "we only just came back, bringing with us our memories, our experience still so fresh, and were filled with a frenetic desire to tell it as it was. But, from the very beginning, it seemed to us impossible to bridge the gap we faced between the words we had and this experience...How to keep ourselves from trying to explain how we'd found ourselves there? We were there still; and yet it proved impossible. Hardly had we begun our account, we found ourselves suffocating. What we had to say started to seem unimaginable then, even to ourselves."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. Gallimard Paris 1957 14x20,5cm broché

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        Le bonheur fou

      Gallimard. First edition, one of 210 numbered copies on vélin pur fil paper, the tirage de tête after 35 on Hollande.A fine copy. Gallimard Paris 1957 14,5x21cm broché

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        Le sang d'un poète

      Editions du Rocher. 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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        Poetry San Francisco Presents Seven Stray Cats Reading Their Poems in Berkeley.; Jean McLean, Laura Uronovitz, Michael Grieg, Ann London, Gerd Stern, Robert Stock, Carol Christopher Drake, Jack Gilbert,.

      First edition San Francisco: Poetry San Francisco, 1957. Wrappers, 9 x 12 inches, silkscreened cover, (design by Jack Gilbert and Joan Hartmann-McLean), 17 pp. mimeographed, stapled along the top edge, slight wear and fading to one edge, staples rusted. "These sheets have been assembled to accompany a reading at the Town Hall Theatre in Berkeley, March 3, 1957. They are limited to 100 copies and do not constitute magazine publication." Two other issues of the sheets were produced, (150 copies of each) with different colored covers but the same contents, for readings in San Francisco (at the Six Gallery) and at the Sausalito Little Theatre. The cover design is by Jack Gilbert and Joan Hartmann-Maclean. There are 2-3 pages given to each poet.

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        Schickfus - Geschichte eines schlesischen Geschlechts. Hier Band 1 und 2 in 3 Büchern komplett !

      Selbstverlag, 1957 - 4°, Band 1.: 344 Seiten und 18 montierte Bilder im Anhang / Band 2. I. und II. Teil: 384 Seiten und 46 montierte Bilder im Anhang, illustr. OKart. - guter Zustand - 1957. b81307 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LA CASA DE CHURRUCA Y SUS ALIANZAS. 1400-1957. Prólogo de Dalmiro de la Valgoma y Díaz-Varela

      - San Sebastián, Gráficas Izarra, 1957, 36x25,5 cm., XIII+497 págs.+ 2 h. con ilustraciones + 1 lámina. Papel hilo. Ejemplar perteneciente a la tirada de 15 ejemplares nominados

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        Les chants du printemps

      Aux dépens d'un artiste. Illustrated edition of 21 original chisels Tavy Notton, one of 15 numbered copies on Japan super pearly leading copy after another 6 enrichis.Notre otherwise copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is full of original drawing signed Tavy Notton, his two suites on Auvergne and white Rives, the draw on silk 3 boards simples.En contrast, copper and silk print 3 double boards are lacking in our ouvrage.Les illustrations Tavy Notton consist as follows: 1 frontispiece in black, 20 full-page black including 6 double page.Très nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Aux dépens d'un artiste Bourg-la-Reine 1957 25,5x32,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui.

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