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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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        Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution

      Yale University Press, New Haven, CT. 1957 - 384pp.incl.index; HB blue w/gilt; slight rub w/lt.soil,tp.foredge; sticker ghost,ft.endpaper; clean,tight pgs. DJ blue w/dk.bluw; rubbed&soiled w/spine&edges sunned; corner-cut. "This is the economic philosophy of one of the original and untrammeled minds among economists of this century." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Xochi's Bookstore & Gallery]
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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

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS]
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        Document signed (concert program)

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

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        Eloise in Paris. Drawings by Hilary Knight.

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

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

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

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        Typed letter signed ("Oskar").

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

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        Chateaux en Espagne

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

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        Cat in the Hat

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

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        REACH FOR THE SKY

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

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        La nuit est faite pour ouvrir les portes

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        L'espèce humaine

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

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        日本南極探検図. [Nihon Nankyoku tanken-zu]. [Illustration of Japanese Exploration of the Antarctic].

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

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

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        The Little Bulbs: A Tale of Two Gardens

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

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        The Talented Mr Ripley

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Town

      Rancom House 1957 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS SHRUGGED (Presentation copy)

      New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. About Fine/Near Fine. Inscribed in the year of publication: "To William W. Brainard, Jr. / With the compliments of our mutual friend John C. Gall / Cordially / Ayn Rand / 9/17/57."A wonderful association copy of the author's masterpiece. Brainard was a "gentleman farmer" from New Jersey ("a livestock farmer in a dinner jacket, per TIME Magazine), and distinguished himself on the popular level by being a judge at the Westminster Dog Show in 1958, 1972, and 1976, and as director of the American Whippet Club. The "mutual friend" John Gall mentioned by Rand, was her lawyer and close friend, and is thought to have been one of the inspirations for a major character in the book, John Galt.Book just about Fine with the spine very slightly toned, in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket with uniformly deep colors and only a touch of rubbing at the crown and three short, closed tears at the edges of the panels. A superior example with a lovely early inscription.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). About Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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        SLAVE SHIP

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

      [Bookseller: The Book Shop, LLC ]
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        THE VARIORUM EDITION OF THE POEMS OF W.B. YEATS. Limited edition signed by W.B. Yeats.

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

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

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

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        Original drawing of Lion

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

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        SLAVE SHIP

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

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        Kleine Sammlung Antarktispost und Arktispost (51 Belege).

      - 1957 - Die 51 Luftpostbriefe (Umschläge) sind alle frankiert und auf den Stationen bzw. Expeditionsschiffen gestempelt und echt gelaufen. Sehr gut erhalten. * Postalisch gelaufene Briefe (oft mit Sonderstempeln) aus den diversen Forschungsstationen, meist während des Internationalen Geophysikalischen Jahres 1957/58: Sowjetische Stationen auf den schwimmenden Eisschollen der Arktis, US-Schiffe auf Arktisforschung, Antarktis-Stationen der Länder: Argentinien, Australien, Frankreich, Chile, U.S.A., Grossbritannien, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa. * The collection contains 51 Antarctic and Arctic Post documents (i.a. from Soviet stations on floating Ice floes), and from other countries (Argentina, Australia, France, Chile, U.S.A., U.K., Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, with special postmarks and mostly with special stamps (mostly from the International Geophysical Year 1957/58). Nähere Informationen auf Wunsch / Please ask for further informations.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ruthild Jäger]
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        Dans un mois dans un an

      René Julliard 1957 - - René Julliard, Paris 1957, 14,5x23cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 90 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Une légère éraflure sans gravité en pied du deuxième plat, agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 90 numbered copies on Hollande, tirage de tête. Onee slight tear, not serious, to foot of lower cover, a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Cat in the Hat.

      New York: Random House, 1957. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Publisher's pictorial boards, wear to extremities, corners lightly bumped, in similar dustwrapper, with some nicks and tears, rubbed to spine. Internally clean and bright. A very good copy of a rare book.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        ATLAS SHRUGGED (Presentation copy)

      New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. About Fine/Near Fine. Inscribed in the year of publication: "To William W. Brainard, Jr. / With the compliments of our mutual friend John C. Gall / Cordially / Ayn Rand / 9/17/57." A wonderful association copy of the author's masterpiece. Brainard was a "gentleman farmer" from New Jersey ("a livestock farmer in a dinner jacket, per TIME Magazine), and distinguished himself on the popular level by being a judge at the Westminster Dog Show in 1958, 1972, and 1976, and as director of the American Whippet Club. The "mutual friend" John Gall mentioned by Rand, was her lawyer and close friend, and is thought to have been one of the inspirations for a major character in the book, John Galt. Book just about Fine with the spine very slightly toned, in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket with uniformly deep colors and only a touch of rubbing at the crown and three short, closed tears at the edges of the panels. A superior example with a lovely early inscription. 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). About Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        John Howard Benson & His Work 1901-1956. With a Preface by Lawrence C. Wroth and an Introduction by Rudolph Ruzicka. Typophile Chap Book Number Thirty-One

      The Typophiles, New York 1957 - Frontispiece, photographs throughout. 56 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Werner Binding. Exhibited: Harvard, Arno Werner Master Bookbinder, no. 35. Illustrated in One Man's Work (1982) Full brown shppe, upper cover with calligrapher's quill and initials HB in gilt, spine titled in gilt, t.e.g., by Arno Werner. Morocco backed folding box Frontispiece, photographs throughout. 56 pp. 1 vols. 12mo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Réflexions sur la peine capitale

      - Calmann-Lévy, Paris 1957, 14,5x21,5cm, broché. - Collettivo Edition, una 260 esemplari numerati su pergamena colorato, l'unica grande carta. Pochi morsi dei margini e alcuni fogli sulle guardie. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective, un des 260 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin teinté, seuls grands papiers. Quelques piqûres en marges de certains feuillets et sur les gardes.   

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Schickfus - Geschichte eines schlesischen Geschlechts. Hier Band 1 und 2 in 3 Büchern komplett !

      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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        A World of Pattern

      London: John Murray, 1957. White, Gwen. Oblong quarto. 76pp. Publisher's copy of the first edition. An instructional book on the creation of patterns, illustrated throughout with examples of two-, three-, and four-color patterns. The patterns themselves range from natural forms, such as flowers and insects, to geometric designs. Each page of the "lift-up book" is printed with the black & white diagram on one side of the page and the color pattern on the other side, so that when it is held to the light, the color shows through. One of author and designer Gwen White's many books on design, the best known of which is "A Book of Toys," whose penguin cover design appears in this work as an example of "wavy line" construction. This publisher's copy has "file copy" stamped to dust jacket and front free endpaper, and blue pencil notes, "file 693," to endpaper and title page. Fine in white-stamped blue cloth with pictorial endpapers, and a fine illustrated dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        THE VARIORUM EDITION OF THE POEMS OF W.B. YEATS. Limited edition signed by W.B. Yeats.

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

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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        Physique Pictorial. Vol. VII, No. 1 (Spring 1957) through Vol. XVIII (August 1976)

      18 issues, 32 pp. each, of the groundbreaking erotic male nude magazine, comprising the complete set of issues featuring illustrations by Tom of Finland, including the first appearance anywhere in print of a Tom of Finland illustration. Profusely illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs. 8vo. Orig. illustrated wrpps. Los Angeles (Athletic Model Guild) 1957-1976. Physique Pictorial was the first all-male all-nude beefcake magazine, with a print run beginning in 1951 by Athletic Model Guild or AMG, a nude photography and publication firm founded in 1945 by gay pornography pioneer Bob Mizer. Tom of Finland (Touko Valio Laaksonen) was a Finnish artist best known for his masculine homoerotic fetish art and called the "most influential creator of gay pornographic images. During his four-decade career he produced over 3500 illustrations, many featuring nude men. In 1956 he submitted drawings to Physique Pictorial, and the Spring 1957 issue featured the first of his drawings under the Tom of Finland pseudonym, coined by Mizer. His cover ilustrations feature very masculine figures, including lumberjacks, bikers and leathermen, and later, full nudity. The issues included in this collection are: 1) Vol. VII, No. 1 (Spring 1957) 2) Vol. IX, No. 4 (April 1960) 3) Vol. X, No. 4 (April 1961) 4) Vol. XI, No. 2 (November 1961) 5) Vol. XII, No. 3 (January 1963) 6) Vol. XIII, No. 1 (August 1963) 7) Vol. XIII, No. 4 (May 1964) 8) Vol. XIV, No. 3 (February 1965) 9) Vol. XV, No. 3 (June 1966) 10) Vol. XVI, No. 2 (April 1967) 11) Vol. XVI, No. 4 (February 1968) 12) Vol. XVII, No. 1 (July 1968) 13) Vol. XVIII, No. 1 (January 1970) 14) Vol. XIX, No. 1 (June 1971) 15) Vol. XXIII (August 1973) 16) Vol. XXV (May 1974) 17) Vol. XXVI (December 1974) 18) Vol. XXVIII (August 1976).

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        Oeuvre poétique

      1957. 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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Hündeler und Hundsvergifter, Spekulante , linggi Unruehstifter, Süchtige und Gäldverspieler, Psychopathe, Amokläufer, Killer, Sekteheinis, Gäldabchnöpfer, obercooli Szenechlöpfer, Huere, Zuehälter und Freier, Bösi, bösi Graffitispeayer. Samichlaus da fröög i di, bin ich nöd a liebi gsi?Das...hm...häsch du schön gseit. Min Gott die Stadtchind...). Tuschzeichnung handkoloriert.

      40 x 30 cm, Tadell. Rechts unten gewidmet, datiert und signiert. - Mike Van Audenhove (1957 2009 in Cavigliano) war ein US-amerikanischer / belgischer Comiczeichner. Er war vor allem in der deutschsprachigen Schweiz - Zürich by Mike - bekannt und lebte bis zu seinem Tod im Kanton Tessin.

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        Justine - with the rare wrap-around band

      Faber, 1957 A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1956. A very good book without inscriptions (small Times Library stamp to rear pastedown). Some light marking and scratching to the boards. Spine faded. In a very good first issue wrapper (no hand on spine) with some small chips to the spine tip and one to the front panel corner. Spine browned. With the rare wrap-around band (missing the rear flap and stained in places) with review from 'The Observer' and 'The Times'. Excessively scarce with the band

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1957) / BILLY WILDER DIRECTING

      United Artists 1957 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) black-and-white double weight matte print still photo, USA. Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Ian Wolfe, Elsa Lanchester, dir: Billy Wilder, United Artists. Director Billy Wilder turned Agatha Christie's murder mystery into one of the great courtroom dramas, which led to an Academy Award nomination for himself, for the film, for Laughton and Lanchester, for editing and for sound recording. Here, he works with Charles Laughton, Ian Wolfe and a hatbox. Flawless oversize still. FINE

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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. 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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        Look Back in Anger

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1957. A Play in Three Acts. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, edges of text block foxed. An excellent copy in the jacket with minor loss to head of spine and some rubbing to extremities. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "John Osborne, 8.9.89." From the library of Dr Philip Murray, Irish book collector and author of The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though unmarked as such.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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