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        The Secret Name. Twice Signed by Lin Yutang. Added as a Bonus is a Newspaper Article "Lin Yutang" by Pearl Buck

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1958 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 21*14.5cm, 268p. Ex-library with usual markings, pastedowns with smudges. Original dustjacket now protected in mylar. Lin Yutang signed on front free endpaper. He also signed his name on a newspaper article by Pearl Buck. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Pegasus and Other Poems

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1958 - First American edition. 1 vols. Inscribed to Allen Tate. Inscribed on the flyleaf " Allen / affectionately / from Cecil D.L. / 12.10. 58" Cloth, in good jacket, pages slightly yellowed [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        [Original Art]: Twenty-One Original Drawings for "The Instructor" magazine

      1958. Near Fine. Twenty-one original cartoons. Each is on artist board and measures 11" x 14". Condition is general near fine, a few are age-toned. All but one are finished cartoons; the other is a detailed sketch. Most of the drawings have a page from The Instructor magazine affixed to the verso, showing the published cartoon, with dates ranging from 1952-1958; a few do not, but it seems likely they were published there as well, with the exception of the single sketch. Each of the humorous cartoons feature grammar school children doing cute or silly things. For instance, one shows a mother registering her small child, who is wearing a baseball catcher's mask, in school, with the caption: "No, he doesn't play baseball, he bites." The Instructor was a long-running magazine aimed at primary school teachers, and the pages on the verso advertise schools, continuing education, and teacher's supplies. A small but charming collection of easy-going humor aimed at teachers dealing with the first wave of baby-boomers.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The King Must Die [and] The Bull From the Sea

      New York: Pantheon, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. The King Must Die (1958): 1st edtion. Near fine, with offsetting from a clipping and gift inscription on the front blank, in a near fine jacket with minor toning to spine and rubbing to the extremities. The Bull From the Sea: 1st edition. Inscribed by Renault on the pictoral front end papers. Near fine in a very good jacket, with toning to the spine, edge and corner rubbing.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        Senza titolo, 1958

      1958. Acrilico e acquerello su carta. Cm 47,2x64. pp.. . . Galleria Pogliani di Roma. . .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Il Rosso e il Nero Cronaca del XIX secolo

      Unione Tipografico-Editrice Torinese (già Ditta Pomba), TORINO 1958 - Collana di traduzioni I Grandi scrittori stranieri ITALIANO Stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartoncino, macchie, bordo e punte leggermente consumati, legatura appena allentata, margini delle pagine e tagli bruniti, con barbe. I tavola, su carta patinata, con ritratto dell'Autore di Soedermak, foto Laniepec. Testatina in nero su introduzione ed incipit.CCXXVII volume della collana di traduzioni I grandi scrittori stranieri, fondata da Arturo Farinelli, diretta da Giovanni Vittorio Amoretti.

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        Concert Program Tel Aviv 1958

      Poster announcing a concert by star pianist Glenn Gould at the Armon Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1958. This was part of his legendary tour in Israel when he was only 26 years old and soon after his debut in Boston the same year. Gould career giving public concerts only lasted for 8 years with only 200 performances, of which just a few concerts were outside the US and Canada. Size is 24.75 x 18.75 inches, in both English and Hebrew, in excellent condition. Rare!

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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        Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. First Edition

      Random House 1958 - Decorated green boards hardcover in dj. VG plus in a like dj. Book is mark free with no names or markings, tight binding, Price clipped dj has 14 books shown on rear panel. There is light wear at points and spine ends with no tares. The Book is tight and mark free. 1950, 51 and 58 dates on cp. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bristlecone Books RMABA]
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        Une capitale Turque, Brousse. Bursa [Texte et planches]

      Boccard, 1958. 2 volume in-folio, cartonnage éditeur. Texte : XII- 218 pp. 143 figures dans le texte. Planches : 7 pp.- plan d'ensemble & CVI planches (les planches 21, 26 et 96 étant bis) 10 en couleurs contrecollées. Chemise toilée à recouvrements. Très bon exemplaire. Superbe monographie sur la première capitale des Ottomans, résultat de 15 ans de travail de l'architecte et archéologue Albert Gabriel, spécialiste de l'Anatolie et premier directeur de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie à Istanbul. Histoire et la topographie de la ville, puis inventaire complet et détaillé des monuments (près de 300 photographies), depuis la fondation en 1326.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de L' Avenue]
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        Sämtliche Werke. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe. Besorgt von Hans Zeller und Alfred Zäch.

      Bern, Benteli 1958-1998. Bände 8 und 14 in zweiter Auflage. 15 Bände in 16 Bänden. 20,5 x 13 cm. Original-Leinen mit goldenen Rückentiteln auf rotem Hintergrund. Rücken teils ein wenig verblasst bzw. gebräunt. Kleine private Bibliotheksnummer und Besitzeintrag auf Vorsätzen. These books will only be shipped within the European Union! Versand dieser Bücher nur innerhalb der Europäischen Union. Literatur 19. Jh., Werkausgaben

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Gögler]
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      Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles 1958 - 8vo. cloth spine, patterned paper-covered boards, paper spine label. (viii), 86, (2) pages. I. Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit: An Historical Approach II. Personal Considerations: Essays. Illustrations by Irene Robinson. One of 320 copies printed at the Plantin Press, numbered and signed by Saul Marks, Lillian Marks, Lawrence Powell, Irene Robinson, and W.W. Robinson. (Harmsen & Tabor, 151) Bookplate of George C. Trebing on front pastedown and Roger K. Larson on free endpaper. cloth spine, patterned paper-covered boards, paper spine label [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Echoing Grove

      Penguin Books, 1958. Paperback. Very Good. 1958. 301 pages. Paperback rated as Very Good - Cards, pages, and binding are better than usually found for this title and publication year. World of Rare Books specializes in old and hard-to-find titles.

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        I. Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit: An Historical Approach by W. W. Robinson. II. Personal Considerations: Essays by Lawrence Clark Powell.

      Dawson's Book Shop, 1958 - LIMITED EDITION of 320 copies printed at the Plantin Press, this is copy number 7. Printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press, binding designed by Saul Marks and executed by the Silverlake Bindery [Ward Ritchie]. Tall 8vo. 10 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches. [vi], 86, [2] pp. Half-title, title page printed in red and black with color vignette, double-page color map of The Malibu, each chapter with a color headpiece, with black-and-white and color illustrations in the text and as tailpieces, printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Quarter tan cloth, patterned paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight. SIGNED on the colophon by the following: Saul Marks, Lillian Marks, Irene Robinson, W. W. Robinson, Lawrence Clark Powell. Fine. Not only does this volume contain W. W. Robinson's account of Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit and those who succeeded to the property, but it is also considered one of the Plantin Press's finest productions. The rancho was a 13,316-acre Spanish land grant in the Santa Monica Mountains and the adjacent coast of the Pacific Ocean. It was given to Jose Bartolome Tapia by Spanish Governor Jose Joaquin de Arrillaga in 1804. Tapia was the elder son of Felipe Santiago Tapia, a solider in the De Anza Expedition of 1775. In 1848 Tapia's wife sold the rancho to her grandson-in-law, Leon Victor Prudhomme, who was unable to document the Tapia title to the land and his claim was rejected under the Land Act of 1851. In 1891, the rancho was sold to Boston and Los Angeles businessman Frederick Hastings Rindge. The text also includes Powell's thoughts on Malibu in the 1950s with his personal recollections as a Malibu resident. REFERENCE: Harmsen and Tabor, The Plantin Press, No. 151. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        The Dharma Bums

      New York: The Viking Press, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Publisher's black cloth binding with titles stamped in silver and metallic green. Near Fine with light rubbing to rear cover, four tiny specks to top edge of page block, previous owner to front paste down. In a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price intact, with rubbing, slight chipping to spine ends with a short tear at the bottom of the front spine joint, and a tiny nick to the center of the rear flap fold.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Fuenf Gesaenge der Odysse.

      Folio (41,8 x 30,5 cm). 3 Bll. weiß, 68 S. (ungezählt), 3 Bll. weiß. Mit 71 Orig.-Holzschnitten (einschließlich der Zierleisten und Initialen) von Gerhard Marcks. Hellbrauner Orig.-Lederband mit reliefgeprägten Deckeln in blauer Orig.-Halblederkassette mit blindgeprägtem Rückentitel. Lammek H 488 Isphording I, 406. - Eines von 80 (gesamt 335) nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzleder, von Marcks signiert. Gedruckt von der Offizin Paul Hartung auf handgeschöpftem Bütten mit Wasserzeichen in einer Sonderanfertigung der Hahnemühle. Die Buchbinderarbeiten führte Christian Zwang aus, die Gestaltung besorgte Rudolf Hoffmann in Zusammenarbeit mit Gerhard Marcks. Die Holzschnitte entstanden in den Jahren 1958 bis 1963. - Leinenkassette etwas lichtrandig u. gering fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun GbR]
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      G.D'ANNA, 1958. ITALIANO 0,12 Brossura editoriale in cartoncino ruvido, grigio, con titoli marroni e neri, ingiallito al dorso ed ai bordi e con minime tracce d'uso, pagine ancora intonse e brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language (2nd Edition)--In Dustjacket(!!)

      Springfield, MA: G. & C. Mirriam Company, 1958. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. The 1958 single-volume re-issue of the legendary Webster's Second Edition, IN ITS UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Clean and Near Fine (with bright, completely unflecked gilt-titling to the front panel and spine) in a crisp, VG+ dustjacket, with light wear along the flap-folds, very light chipping at the spine crown (with one small closed tear) and light soiling to the rear panel . Tall, very thick quarto, 3,194 pgs. all told. Substantial and very impressive, particularly in its scarce original dustjacket.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Jahre der Okkupation. Erstausgabe.

      Stuttgart, Klett, 1958 - 22 x 14 cm. VIII, 310 Seiten. Ledereinband im Schuber (wie neu). *Mit handschriftlicher Signatur von Ernst Jünger auf dem Vortitel. Eins von 75 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Ledereinband (Nr. 49). Tadellos erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        The Art of Animation. The story of the Disney Studio Contribution to a New Art. With the Walt Disney staff, with research by Don Graham.

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1958 - Quarto. Original grey cloth-backed pictorial boards with red and black lettering to spine, illustrated orange endpapers. With the dust jacket. Slightly rubbed to board edges, dust jacket chipped on extremities. A very good copy. Illustrations throughout, some in colour. First edition, first printing. Bob Thomas (1922-2014) was an American Hollywood reporter and biographer. He wrote biographies for diverse figures including Joan Crawford, Marlon Brando, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Howard Hughes, and Walt Disney. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      FORLAG, MUNKSGAARD, 1958. TEDESCO 0,24 Brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con strappetti ai bordi, strappo al piede e strappo con mancanza all'angolo inferiore del piatto anteriore, pagine leggermente ingiallite ai bordi tranne la prima e l'ultima molto brunite USATO

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        Crazy in Berlin

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1958. Good/Very Good. First edition. Small stains on the edges of the boards and topedge, some modest fraying at the cloth, good or better in about very good dustwrapper with some chips at the crown and light wear. Inscribed by the author to his parents: "To my father and mother with love, Thomas Berger." Berger was a fine, if now absurdly underappreciated author. He wrote successfully in several genres, but is best known for his picaresque western Little Big Man, the basis for the film of the same name. Indeed it was his success at so many genres (literary fiction, mysteries, epics, westerns, comedies, etc.) that might have contributed to the failure of critics to properly value him. This is the author's first book, winner of the Dial Prize, the first in his series featuring Carlo Reinhart, with a wonderful association - one of the best possible copies one could hope for.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      LES BELLES LETTRES, 1958. INTERLINGUE 0,34 In latino con testo francese a fronte, a cura di J.Labourt, pagine ingiallite attorno ai testi causa tempo rimanendo comunque in buono stato di conservazione, alcuni bordi più corti di altri, brossura editoriale scolorita al dorso, sempre al dorso appunti numerici e lievissimi segni di usura da scaffalatura, con barbe USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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      SOCIETA' ACCADEMICA ROMENA, ROMA 1958 - INTERLINGUE Pagine brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, ruvida, con titoli neri, ingiallita e con lievi segni di usura da scaffalatura, testi in tedesco, italiano, francese e spagnolo

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      CRIME CLUB, UK 1958 - This book although a second printing, is extremely rare, especially in the original dustjacket - The Original dustjacket houses this book. Green with small yellow band in which is an image of Agatha Christie to the spine. Retains price of 6s. net to inner prelim. Initially there were chips to the top and bottom of the spine and on the edges of the corner folds but I have repaired these to the rear with colour like paper, and it has been restored. Lighter areas to the rear are lightly soiled. Now housed in a removable archival sleeve. Deep orange cloth boards with black lettering to the spine. Colour to top and bottom of spine darkened. Bumped corners. Front blank end page missing, so first page upon opening the book is the half title page. Then list of books and title page, which has a closed edge tear at the margin and is repaired with tape to the rear, which is the copyright page. States to copyright page: FIRST PUBLISHED 1939 - THIS EDITION 1958. Tape repair to the margin here and the first page of text [Pages 5/6], are extensively repaired. There was a portion replaced on this page I have photographed both sides for you. You can see that some text was missing from the very corner of page 5 top right and on page 6, top left. Some of the words have been entered with a black think nibbed pen. Tape repairs to the margin on 6/7. There are residue marks to the margins on pages 250/251 and 252 which is the last text page. There are also some corners of these pages missing too. [text unaffected here]. Finally, there is a double sided page at the rear which advertises other Agatha Christie books: They Came to Baghdad, Crooked House, Taken at The Flood, Cards on The Table and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Blank end page to the rear is adhered to the inner board which was often done to strengthen the page block. Foxing and soiling throughout. Not a great condition I agree, but still one of those mega-rare books that don't come up for sale very often. Thanks for your interest. - Rapid dispatch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booky-Wooky]
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      Jerusalem: printed by Steimatzky's Agency for the Olympia Press, [1958] - 2 volumes in one, octavo. Original blue boards, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, faint marginal mark to a couple of pages. A very good copy in the slightly foxed jacket, with a few nicks, creases, and short closed tears to edges. First hardback edition, first printing, of Nabokov's masterpiece. Lolita was first published in Paris in 1955; this edition was offset from the sheets of the second Paris edition published in 1958. It is estimated that around 1,000 numbered copies were printed (ours bears the number 806 to the front flap of the jacket), issued in both wrappers and boards. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ESCUELA DEL SUR. N. 1,2, 3 (publicación completa)

      Montevideo, Taller Torres-García 1958 - Colección completa de esta rara revista publicada por el Taller Torres-García en octubre de 1958 (n. 1), julio de 1959 (n. 2)y enero de 1961 (n. 3. Numerosas reproducciones de obras de Torres-García y de miembros del Taller. Textos de Torres-García y otras personas del Taller [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: A Short Novel and Three Short Stories.

      New York:: Random House. (1958).. First edition. One of his most enduring works. The title novella is the basis for the 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly--a film deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress in 2012 and now in the National Film Registry. Light offset to front endpapers from item previously laid in otherwise fine. In very good to near fine dust jacket with the usual toning to the orange spine and a few tiny nicks and tears. .

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      J.D.SAUERLANDERS, 1958. LATINO 0,01 Pagine da 152 a 147, brunite dal tempo e con lieve fioritura, copertina morbida, ingiallita ai bordi, con segni di ruggine alla spillatura, piccolo appunto a matita e numero con biro blu e lievi segni di usura USATO

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        L'Envers et L'endroit

      Paris: Gallimard, 1958. Third overall and first Gallimard edition of Camus's first book, originally published in 1937. Original wrappers, paper browned but an excellent copy. Cloth case with leather label. Inscribed by Camus to the sociologist and editor Roger Caillois. The book contains five essays: "L'Ironie," "Entre oui et non," "La Mort dans l'âme," "Amour de vivre," and "L'Envers et l'endroit."Camus explains in the preface why he had declined for many years to allow the work to be reprinted. He remarks on the importance of this work, written in Algeria when he was twenty-two years old: "Pour moi, je sais que ma source est dans L'Envers et l'endroit, dans ce monde de pauvreté et de lumière où j'ai longtemps véçu et dont le souvenir me préserve encore des deux dangers contraires, qui menacent tout artiste, le ressentiment et la satisfaction"

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        The Complete Letters

      New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, CT 1958 - Three volumes, 8vo. Frontispieces and a profusion of illustrations mounted in text, all in color. Original black cloth, gilt-lettered and -decorated on spines; original decorated slipcase. Fine. FIRST EDITION. A fine set of Van Gogh's complete correspondence, much of which was illustrated by the artist. This remains the only complete edition of his letters published in English. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Actuelles: Chroniques 1944-1948 [with] Actuelles, II: Chroniques 1949-1953, [and] Actuelles, III: Chronique Algérienne, 1939-1958

      Paris: Gallimard, 1950-1953-1958. Three volumes, service de presse copies. Original wrappers, the first volume somewhat browned, otherwise fine, with occasional markings in the margins, preserved together in a cloth case. From the library of Georges Altman, Camus's friend and associate in the clandestine journal "Combat", published by poet members of the the Resistance, in which many of the pieces collected in these volumes first appeared. The first two volumes are inscribed by Camus, with references to "Combat" - the first with a humorous inscription "A Georges le Chauve, ces souvenirs d'ancien combattant, fraternellement Albert le Pieux" and "a Georges Altman, ces petits moments d'un commun combat....", the third volume has a printed presentation card. Boxed together with a copy of Lettres á un Ami Allemand (1946).

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        The Ginger Man

      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1958. Octavo. Original olive boards, printed paper labels to spine and front board, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy. Second edition, revised with the restoration of much material that had been cut from the first edition. Inscribed by the author on the half title, " Washington D. C. March 1994-J. P. Donleavy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Doubleday & Company, Inc. New York 1958 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Leon Uris on a pasted bookplate that read "Shalom, Leon Uris" This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the publisher's $4.50 printed price present with light wear to the spine. The book is bound in the publisher's cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing or marks in the book. A wonderful copy authentically SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hatfield and Lostock Aviation Factories

      Hatfield, Lostock, 1958-1961. Album of photographs recording the works of de Havilland Aircraft Company, with photographs taken at Hatfield in Hertfordshire, in the Lostock production warehouse, and some at London Heathrow Airport, produced by the corporate photographer whose office was at the ee Havilland Headquarters in Lostock. Contains 411 gelatin silver print photographs and 5 small negative proof photographs, numbered and captioned in manuscript, some dated, mounted in series onto grey cardstock leaves, plus 1 additional large photograph loosely placed within. A handful are duplicates, and some views are similar, being taken in a series. Large Oblong Folio two-post album measuring approximately 44,5 x 32,5 x 4 cm, beige cloth boards, titled to front "Public Relations General Photographs". Photographs vary in size, the majority measuring approximately 10 x 12 cm, some measuring approximately 5,5 x 6 cm. The unmounted photograph is the largest at 16,5 x 22 cm and bears the stamp of the de Havilland photographic department at headquarters in Lostock, to verso. The proof prints measure 2,5 x 3 cm. An official viewing of de Havilland Aircraft Company's manufacturing and testing facilities, then state-of-the-art aviation equipment, and daily operations, is presented in a generous album of photographs from which the firm would have selected the very best for publicity. The album is largely centered at the Hatfield facility, where numerous important and experimental projects were undertaken, and when proven successful, would result in manufacturing at Lostock. Propellers are the first thing illustrated, including the 18-foot C.160, a model made by Napier Eland, the propeller designed for the Vickers Vanguard airliner, as well as the American made Convair unit. De Havilland was the first to examine the Vanguard propellers for safety in 1958, and one of the photographs herein shows propellers damaged in crash. Following these, are six images showing the Tyne/Vanguard propeller in the development stages, being mounted and tested on British aircraft. A page stamped "Classified" captures the inner workings of production at Lostock, whereas at Hatfield, active working scenes show the Transistor Inverter Lab, and nineteen photographs taken in July 1960 provide the rare opportunity to observe the installation of a Gnome Engine in a wind tunnel. Eight views show the altitude test chamber. Also at Hatfield, we find two views of a helicopter test platform, a demonstration of a hydraulic pump manufactured by Iangyes Limited, a hand pistol mounted on the wing of a small fighter plane, men working in various test laboratories, and an apprentice works on a firestreak. Sixty-one photographs provide a tour of the Hatfield Environmental Test Facility. A German delegate evidently visited Hartfied in July 1961, seen herein. An extensive series of images illustrates step-by-step the arduous process of shipping an aircraft overseas, in this case two Sea Vixen being dismantled and packed up Christchurch Airfield in Dorset, transported to the Southampton docks, ultimately bound for Australia onboard SS Ballrat. [Initially produced by de Havilland, designed at the Hatfield facility, this aircraft was known as the Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen after de Havilland became a part of the Hawker Siddeley group in 1960.] British test pilot Alfred William "Bill" Bedford is seen in a photograph captioned "Hawker Siddeley 1127 first flight. Bedford. 14-3-61." [On 15 July 1960, the first "P.1127 Prototype V/STOL Strike Aircraft", serial XP831, was delivered to RAF Dunsfold, Surrey, to commence static engine testing. Bill Bedford would be the first to fly the aircraft. The first conventional flight of the P.1127 prototypes occurred on 13 March 1961, again with serial XP831. On 12 September 1961, the first successful transition from vertical to conventional flight was also performed at Dunsfold and piloted by Bill Bedford.] Aerial views show de Havilland factories at Stevenage, Portsmouth, Christchurch, and the Hatfield test site. Established in 1920 by Geoffrey de Havilland, at Stag Lane Aerodrome Edgware on the outskirts of north London, De Havilland Aircraft Company Limited was a British aviation manufacturer. Known for its innovation, de Havilland were responsible for a number of important aircraft, including the Moth biplane which revolutionised general aviation in the 1920s, as well as the 1930s Fox Moth, and the wooden World War II Mosquito light bomber, and the passenger jet service pioneering Comet. Operations were later moved to Hatfield in Hertfordshire, where in 1930 pioneering aircraft designer and the company's founder Geoffrey de Havilland purchased land. Flying commenced in 1930; the clubhouse buildings and adjacent recreational facilities, fuel pumps and sheds were completed in 1933; in 1934 significant works were undertaken at the site with a large factory and imposing administration buildings were constructed together with a flying school which also housed flying control. Later, an experimental block was added to the north of the factory. Production of aircraft was subsequently moved from Stag Lane to Hatfield, which at the time mainly consisted of a range of small biplanes. The de Havilland Aircraft Company was acquired by Hawker Siddeley in 1960, and the de Havilland name ceased to be used in 1963.

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