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        Document signed ("Che").

      Las Villas, 14. XII. 1958. - Oblong small 4to. 1 p. A document of the Cuban rebel army concerning the election of Lt. Rene Martinez Tamayo: "Se comunica por este medio que ha sido ascendido al grado inmediato superior de Capitan el primer teniente Rene Martinez Tamayo, deacuerdo previo con las disposiciones legales y los preceptos que establecen y rigen las instancias inmediatas del Codigo de Ascenso de La Comandancia General de Las Villas por el Movimiento 26 de Julio [.]". - Somewhat browned due to paper.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Suffrage of Elvira.

      London: Andre Deutsch,, 1958. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine very gently sunned and a touch cocked, front board slightly bowed, light spotting to edges, prelims and endmatter. An excellent copy in a slightly foxed jacket with minor nicks to extremities, a couple of small pinholes to the spine panel, and a dampstain to rear panel. First edition, first impression of Naipaul's second book. Signed by Naipaul on the title page. From the library of historian and auctioneer Anthony Hobson, with his bookplate to the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Saturday Night And Sunday Morning.

      London, W.H.Allen. 1958. - FIRST EDITION. Post octavo, pp.213. Publisher's red cloth in pictorial dust-jacket. Book is dusty, jacket with a few chips and tears and a longer creased tear to rear panel; generally in very good condition. Formerly the property of dramatist John Osborne, with an associated bookplate to the pastedown. Social drama. The author's debut novel and the basis for the 1960 film starring Albert Finney. An interesting association; both authors being prominent 'Angry Young Men', a group of primarily working class British writers characterised by a disillusionment with traditional English society. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning won the Author's Club First Novel Award. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

      New York: Random House 1958 - 8vo., gray decorative cloth lettered in gilt; dust jacket printed in white and orange. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Margaret and Bill Gibson from Bill Inge," on the front free endpaper ---- Playwrights William Gibson ("The Miracle Worker," 1959) and William Inge occasionally met in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where Gibson owned a home and Inge, from time to time, rented an apartment. Both writers had various works performed at the Berkshire Theatre Festival (for example: "Bus Stop," 1957; "Picnic," 1959; "Two for the Seesaw," 1960), located near Austin Riggs Center where Gibson’s wife Margaret Brenman-Gibson was employed as a psychotherapist and Inge underwent therapy. A compelling association copy linking two of the nation’s most revered playwrights. DGC: a.p.o [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Théâtre II

      Edition, review copy. Binding half maroon box, flat spine, date, title, name of the author and of the book in anthracite palladium, flat geometric marbled paper guards and contreplats burgundy paper, blankets and back (slightly faded) preserved, elegant Binding signed Goy & Vilaine. Precious autograph signed by Eugène Ionesco Marcel Ayme. Beautiful copy pleasantly established. Gallimard Paris 1958 12x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le docteur Jivago EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1958. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1958, 14,5x21,5cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation, one of the 85 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies. Binding to bradel half chocolate brown morocco, flat spine cleared with a gold central jewel, golden tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, preserved covers. Some minor foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 85 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Dos et plats légèrement éclaircis comme généralement, quelques petites piqûres sur le dos et plats.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      1958. Signed. PORTER, Cole.Typed Letter Signed.No place: August 30, 1958.Gracious 1958 signed Cole Porter letter, thanking his correspondent for photographs of the Palazzo Rezzonico, "where we used to live and have such happy days." Finely framed with a portrait.The typed letter reads: "Dear Miss Stern: Thank you so much for sending, via Bob Montgomery, the photographs of the Palazzo Rezzonico, where we used to live and have such happy days. It was most thoughtful of you. Sincerely, [signed] Cole Porter."Fine condition, a handsome framed piece.

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        Eloge de Derain

      Manuel Bruker Editeur 1958 - Recueil in-folio constitué en feuilles flottantes, non numérotées, par Marc SANDOZ. Achevé d'imprimer par l'imprimeur Daragnès, le 15 juillet 1958 à 200 exemplaires sur Vidalon, numérotés de 1 à 200, dont les vingt premiers avec une suite sur vélin du Marais. Notre exemplaire porte le numéro 4 et est accompagné de sa suite des 8 lithographies. Titre des lithographies (appelées gravures dans l'ouvrage) : « Nu debout » en frontispice ; « Europe », bandeau ; « Etude », « Danseuse », « Sacre de la Femme », toutes 3 en hors-texte ; « Hommage à Van Gogh », « Nu couché », « Paysage provençal », toutes 3 sur double page. La suite des lithographies est composée de la répétition des 8 évoquées ci-avant. Couverture souple rempliée, rhodoïd translucide de protection. Etat : Très bon. Rhodoïd avec frottements et manques. Couverture : bon. Intérieur : très bon. 33 x 26 x 1 cm 550g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DR NO

      Jonathan Cape, [1958]. - First edition. Brown silhouette of a young woman on the black front cover and a fine copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the head of spine, corners, and rear flap fold. An exceptional copy of the sixth James Bond adventure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Dr. No.

      Jonathan Cape, London. 1958 - First edition, second state binding with silhouette of a naked woman on upper cover. Octavo. 256 pages. The sixth James Bond thriller.Fine in very good dustwrapper a bit grubby on the rear panel and with two short closed tears and a lengthy crease at the lower edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Enciclopedia del diritto. Diretta da Francesco Calasso poi (dal 1966) da Costantino Mortati e Salvatore Pugliatti poi anche (dal 1978) da Francesco Santoro-Passarelli

      Giuffrè 1958-1993, Milano - n.d. p. 46 voll + indice delle fonti + indice analitico degli autori + indice sommario analitico degli autori in 49 tomi + 6 aggiornamenti (dal 1997 al 2002 ognuno completo di cd in 55 tomi in-8

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        PROGRESS FILMPROGRAMM. Konvolut von 105 Kinderfilmprogrammen

      Progress-Filmvertrieb, 1958-1963., Berlin - (ca. 20 x 14,5 cm). In Orginallwd.-Sammelmappe. Sehr guter Zustand; Nicht gelocht!; Teilweise Postadresse auf Umschlag gestempelt. Aus dem Inhalt: 1958: M1 Zauber der Natur. K2 Bruder und Schwester. M3 Hier lebte Lenin. M4 Unsichtbaren Feinden auf der Spur. K5 Abenteuer in Bamsdorf. K10 Fiete im Netz. K11 Vom Käptn Spatz bis zum naschhaften Entchen. K13 Das gefiederte Geschenk. K16 Die Schneesturmhexe. K17 Der kleine Bärenführer. K18 Die Gefangenen der Pantherschlucht. M19 Im Stillen Ozean. M20 Unter heißer Sonne. M22 Zirkusartisten. 23 Schwanensee. M25 Arena der Freundschaft. M26 Der Wunderbogen. M 27 Die Schneeekönigin. M28 Die zwölf Monate. K30 Der Schatz unter der Palme. K31 Ein bunter Bilderbogen. K32 Abenteuer des gestiefelten Katers. K33 Rauch über der Insel. K34 Kapitän der alten Schildkröte. Wie der Maulwurf zu seinem Höschen kam. In Ägypten. Der Torwart wohnt in unserer Straße. 1959: 1 Der Weg nach Tibet. K3 Fuchs und Igel. K4 Natürlich die Nelli! K5 Ein ungewöhnlicher Tag. K6 Über uns die blaue Fahne. K8 Das Feuerzeug. K10 Pinocchios Abenteuer. K11 Sechse kommen durch die ganze Welt. K12 Kutasek und Kutilka auf dem Jahrmarkt. K13 Claudia. K14 Der kleine Kuno. M16 Von Mensch zu Mensch. M17 Asien-Kontinent der Zukunft. K18 Sendetürme im Kinderland. K19 Alltag im Zirkus. K20 Freundchen. K21 Vom mutigen Hans. Wir fahren nach Peking. K24 Die kleinen Detektive. Der verlorene Ball. K27 Sombrero. Galavorstellung. 1960: M2 Ein Sommernachtstraum. Warum der Bär keinen Schwanz hat. K5 Die Achatmurmel. K6 Der neue Fimmel. K8 Von kleinen und großen Tieren. K9 Vom Ungarland zum Eismeer. K11 Rund um die Welt. K22 Aus Dschungelpfaden. K31 Die Heinzelmännchen. 1961: K16 Das hölzerne Kälbchen. K19 Wie Bremsheini die Heinzelmännchen fand. K20 Die goldene Jurte. K30 Sorah und Ali. K31 Das Wunschauto. K33 Der kleine Robinson. K35 Die Geschichte vom Weihnachtsmann. K37 Die kleine Vorführdame. 1962: K2 Die kleinen Jäger. M 3 Der verlorene Bleistift. K4 Die böse Wolke und der Wind. K5 Die Igelfreundschaft. K6 Überschwemmung. K10 Geheimnis des grünen Waldes. K14 Der geheime Schwur. K15 Peter und das Einmaleins mit der Sieben. K16 Flinten und Tauben. K20 Rotkäppchen. K22 Christine und die Störche. K25 Flachskopf. K25 Eichhörnchen Pinselohr. K26 Das Geheimnis der Festung. K27 Die seltsame Geschichte eines Ausfluges. K28 Der Schlüssel zum Glück. K29 Der kleine Traktor. K31 Edelgards abenteuerliche Reise nach Puppenstadt. K33 So leben wir. K34 Junge Astronomen. K35 Hähnchen und Hühnchen. 1963: K1 Der Zauberteppich. K2 Bootsmann auf der Scholle. K4 Stichling Dreizack. K5 Rainer, der liederliche Panzerkommandant. K7 Heitere Geschichten. K9 Meine kleine Freundin. K11 Der Sieger. K12 Straße des jüngsten Sohnes. K18 Drei Landratten und das Meer. K21 Die Zauberaster. K 24 Das purpurrote Segel. K25 Der kleine Bobesch in der Stadt. K26 Ljoscha war allein zu Haus. K30 Den Wölfen auf der Spur. K32 Daniel und der Weltmeister. K33 Clown Ferdinand und die Rakete. k34 der Spielzeugdirektor. K34 So jung wie seine Stadt. K39 Nobi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dr. No

      Jonathan Cape, 1958, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition. first issue in an original first issue jacket. the jacket is shelf rubbed and a little marked. there is a small chip at the bottom of the rear panel and the top of the spine is a little frayed with small nicks. it still presents very well in cellophane. the book has the 'dancing lady' on the front board. there are no inscriptions and the book is in very good condition indeed. the front and rear end page edges are a little wavy. the binding is excellent

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        The Dharma Bums.

      New York: The Viking Press, 1958., 1958. Classic beat novel. First Edition. 244pp. Publisher's black cloth titled in bright silver gilt and green; wrapper a little rubbed but bright. Shows extremely well. Published a year after "On The Road", another exercise in Kerouacian existentialism and climbing mountains in search of truth.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        My Face For The World To See (First Ediiton In Dust Jacket)

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1958 - 183 Pp. Stated First Edition, In Unclipped Dust Jacket Priced $3.00. Book Near Fine, Just A Trace Of Rubbing At Tips, White Chalk Lettering All Complete And Strong, No Names Or Marks. Dj Lightly Worn, Unfaded, Few Short Tears And Some Minute Losses At Corners, Small Very Faint Glass Ring On Rear Panel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        The Bill of Rights, Inscribed by Learned Hand

      1958 - Inscribed by Learned Hand Hand, Learned [1872-1961]. The Bill of Rights. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1958. v, 82 pp. Cloth very good in moderately worn dust jacket with lightly soiled rear panel. Author inscription to front free endpaper in bold hand, internally fresh. * First edition. The inscription reads To Ralph Goodman/ With my regards/ Learned Hand/ March 20, 1958. The published version of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1958, this influential book discusses the propriety of judicial efforts to expand the scope of the first ten amendments. It has three chapters, "When a Court Should Intervene," "The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments" and "The Guardians." One of the most significant American jurists of the twentieth century, Hand was a judge of the U.S. Southern District of New York from 1904-1924 and a judge of the Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, from 1924 to 1956. His judgments were renowned for their lucidity and elegance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      Random House 1958 - Random House, New York 1958. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings. Yellow cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.50. Rare Book. Signed by Truman Capote on a tipped in page after the endpaper. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, light shelf wear and age toning. Light spots on the boards and fore-edge of the pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots, short tear. Sunning at the spine. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Il Gattopardo

      Feltrinelli, Milano 1958 - Completo di scheda editoriale 330 p. in-8

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        METHUSELAH'S CHILDREN

      GNOME PRESS 1958 - First Edition, First State Stunning, near fine book with a near fine FIRST STATE jacket, boldly Flat signed by Robert Heinlein on the title page. Robert Heinlein signed very few books, other than his few limited editions. (Compare the rarity of his signature to others of his contemporaries such as Bradbury, Asimov or Clarke.) Thus all signed Heinlein books are considered extremely scarce. The book is in stunning crisp near fine condition with first state black boards with the red titles to the spine. The boards have No edgewear, sharp corners with one tip slightly bumped, and a square and tight binding. Robert Heinlein boldly flat signed the title page in blue ink. The timeline end papers are in perfect condition with no owner names, no bookplates and no bookstore stamps. The interior of the book has the common age toning pages always found with this title, otherwise the pages are in in fine unread condition being flat and clean with no marks, no bent pages, no foxing, no stains and no handling marks. Internally the book appears as unread. Beautiful condition book. Please see images. The original unrestored First State dust jacket is in near fine condition with bright vibrant colors. The dust jacket has no chips, no rips, no edgewear, no stains and no fading. The dust jacket is the first state with the full publishers address to the rear panel, and is not price clipped having the price of $3.00 on the inside flap. Please see images for more details. Scarce signed collectible book in stunning condition. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi classics [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Filmlexicon degli autori e delle opere

      Roma: Edizioni di Bianco e Nero, 1958. Prima edizione (First Edition). ril tela (cloth). Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo. Diretto da Michele Lacalamita. Volumi I-VII + 2 volumi di "Aggiornamenti e integrazioni 1958 - 1971". Numerose foto in nero 700 tavole circa. Collaboratori: G. C. Castello, M. Verdone, G. Viazzi, T. Kezich e molti altri. Opera pubblicata dal 1958 e il 1974

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Les Américaines

      Paris: Robert Delpire,, 1958. Oblong octavo. Original laminated boards decorated with a design by Saul Steinberg. Illustrated throughout with monochrome plates from photographs by Robert Frank. A stunning copy. First edition, first printing. "Robert Frank's masterpiece has become so much the photobook of legend in its first American edition [Grove Press, New York, 1959] that it is often forgotten that Delpire's original Paris edition was a different book. Its accompanying texts, gathered by Alain Bosquet, placed it more in a socio-documentary context - with a politically antagonistic, even anti-American point of view. What has made this arguably the most renowned photobook of all? Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, the majority of the pictures are instantly memorable, 'dry, lean, and transparent,' as John Szarkowski has said of them, yet also weighty and profound, even heartstopping. Secondly, there is the sequencing... Ideas ebb and flow, are introduced, discarded, recapitulated, transfigured, transposed, played off and piled up against each other with the exuberant energy of a Charlie Parker saxophone solo" (Parr & Badger).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Glass Of Blessings (Signed By The Author)

      The First UK printing published by Jonathan Cape in 1958.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD+ or better condition. A little pushing to the lower spine. Mild rubbing to the corners and the lower edge.A hint of toning to the upper text block.Free from inscriptions, markings and erasures.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD condition.It is nicked and chipped with some rubbing along the spine (see images). Closed tear along the lower front spine fold.Remains very presentable in the removable Brodart archival protector. The BOOK has been SIGNED by Barbara Pym to the title page where she has also drawn a line through her printed name.A very scarce title to find in any collectible condition.At the time of listing,the only available signed copy of this title available. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Ancient Chinese Cave Art - Portfolio of Prints

      Triton Press, New York 1958 - New York: Triton Press, 1958. Distributed by Penn Prints. Probable first and only edition. Six prints, 15" x 12" including margins, reproduced from Chinese cave art of various historic eras. Near Fine illustrated-wraps portfolio [with one curving corner] holding six Fine prints. From the hard-to-find TritonPress/Penn Prints series of print portfolios. Extraordinarily scarce. LBBD [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La geste d'Asdiwal

      Edition printed small number of the reprint of wich no leading copies exists.autograph dedication of the author autograph signed by Claude Levi-Strauss in English won the first cover plate.boards marginally slightly discolored and not serious. Imprimerie nationale Paris 1958 13x21cm agrafé

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        The Travels of Ibn Battuta

      Cambridge: for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press,, 1958-2000. 1325-1354 A. D. Translated with revisions and notes from the Arabic text edited by C. Defrémery and B. R. Sanguinetti by H. A. R. Gibb. 5 volumes, octavo. Original light blue cloth, titles to spine gilt within rolled compartments, publisher's naval device to front boards gilt, front board of vols. I-IV with French fillet border stamped in blind, vol. I fore and bottom edges untrimmed. With the dust jackets. Illustrated with sketch maps, city plans and photographic plates, several folding. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedowns of vols. I, IV and V. Vols. I-II with occasional light spotting and extremities very faintly bumped, vol. III edges foxed. An excellent set in the generally bright dust jackets a touch rubbed in places with vol. I price-clipped with small portion of loss at foot of spine and that of vol. II rather foxed. First complete edition in English of the Rihlah of Ibn Battuta, a man "rightly celebrated as the greatest traveller of pre-modern times" (Dunn, The Adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim Traveller of the Fourteenth Century, p. 1). 'Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad ibn 'Abd Allah al-Lawati al-Tanji ibn Battuta (1304-1368/69) was a jurist from Tangiers who, upon completing the Hajj, decided to take advantage of the extensive trade routes then linking the western Eurasian landmass to the Far East; travelling over land and sea, he "is estimated to have covered 75,000 miles in forty years" (Howgego). His wanderings encompassed North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China, and his Rihlah, more properly Tuhfat al-nazzar fi ghara'ib al-amsar wa 'aja'ib al-asfar (A Gift for those who Contemplate the Oddities of Cities and Marvels of Journeys), was without doubt the most important, "longest and in terms of its subject matter, the most complex" (p.4) example of this popular genre, which usually just told of a pilgrim's progress from the Maghreb to Mecca. The work was unknown outside Muslim countries until the beginning of the nineteenth century when some partial translations were offered, Johann Gottfried Ludwig Kosegarten's in German in 1819 followed by Samuel Lee's English edition, this last based on an abridgement purchased by Burckhardt in Egypt and deposited by him at Cambridge in 1829. But following the French conquest of Algeria five manuscripts emerged; "These documents were subsequently transferred to the Bibliothèque National in Paris. Two of them represent the most complete versions of the narrative that have ever come to light. The others are partial translations, one of which carries the autograph of Ibn Juzayy, Ibn Battuta's editor. Working with these five documents, two French scholars, C. Defrémery and B.R. Sanguinetti published a printed edition of the Arabic text, together with a translation in French and an apparatus of notes and variant textual readings. Since then, translations of the work, in every case prepared from [this] text, have been published in many languages" (ibid). Sir Hamilton Gibb, the translator in the present instance, had left Oxford in 1955 to become professor of Arabic at Harvard; "Teaching, administration, and academic statesmanship left him less time for research, but he was able to take up again some of his earlier interests in history and literature, and in particular to undertake a complete translation of the travels of Ibn Battuta; his vast knowledge of Arabic and sensitive feeling for the nuances of literary style made him a remarkably good translator" (ODNB).

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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      Random House 1958 - First edition, first printing. Very Good in a Good dust jacket with price intact. Lean to spine. Cloth dust-soiled. Light, occasional foxing to pages. Light staining to rear panel of dust jacket. Spine panel faded, with an internal chip and tear, and chipping at ends. First printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Poems

      Marlborough: The Marlborough College Press,, 1958. Selected by Dennis Silk. Octavo. Publisher's blue full calf, titles gilt to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, blue calf endpapers. Fore edges of blinder's blanks a little tanned. An exceptionally bright set. First edition, first impression, number 65 of 150 copies monogrammed by Sassoon. The edition was offered in three binding variants: red calf, blue calf, and blue cloth, each consisting of 50 copies. It comprises fifty-eight poems, including selections from War Poems, Satirical Poems, the Heart's Journey, Vigils, Rhymed Ruminations, and Sequences.

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        Chansons pour ma mélancolie EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Décines: Marc Barbezat, 1958. Fine. Marc Barbezat, Décines 1958, 11,5x16,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition of wich no leading copies exists. Binding of open sand cardboard editor, smooth back silent. Precious autograph signed by the author: "To you Albert Camus / Mouloudji.." Small marginal foxing on the last guard. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage sable, dos lisse muet. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Marcel Mouloudji : "A vous Albert Camus. / Mouloudji." Petites rousseurs marginales sur la dernière garde.  

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        To help pay back taxes for which she had been arrested four days earlier, Judy Garland borrows $7,500 from a jeweler, giving him gold and diamond bracelets, earrings, and a pearl ring as collateral, the same jewelry she had used to post bond

      New York, New York, April 8, 1958. 8.5" x 11". "Typed Letter Signed ?Judy Garland? and ?Sid Luft? [her husband], one page, 8.5? x 11?. New York, April 8, 1958. To Jules R. Schubot, Detroit, Michigan. Tiny staple holes and impression in blank upper left corner. Fine condition.Jules R. Schubot founded Schubot Jewelers in Detroit in 1917. He began his career selling jewelry and gifts to performers in local theatres and became close friends with many actors who went on to Hollywood.In full, ?This will acknowledge that Maurice C. Greenbaum [their lawyer] has, on our behalf, delivered to you the following articles of jewelry owned by us, as collateral security for the repayment by us to you, on or before June 7, 1958, without interest, the sum of Seventy-Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500) which you have this day loaned to us: One gold bracelet with diamonds; One diamond bracelet; One set of pearls and diamond earrings; and One matching bracelet and ring containing pearls and precious stones. This will further evidence our understanding that if on June 7, 1958, we do not repay the aforementioned sum to you, then you may sell the jewelry at public or private sale, without notice to us, at such place or places as you may designate. In the event of such a sale, you shall first apply the proceeds of sale to our indebtedness to you, and pay to us the overplus remaining.?Accompanied by seven papers relating to the loan: (1) Detroit Bank & Trust Company ?Transfer of Funds? notice sent to Michael D. Luft, dated June 6, 1958, of $7500 transferred from the account of ?M.D. Luft? to the account of ?M.S. Luft.? Sid Luft?s full name was Michael Sydney Luft. (2) cashier?s check stub for $7500 dated June 9, 1958, two days after the loan should have been repaid . (3) retained unsigned carbon of June 9, 1958 typed letter to Sid Luft [from Michael D. Luft]: ?Enclosed find note from Jules Schubot that you gave him for $7,500.00 Under separate cover, I am sending you Judy?s bracelet, registered and insured. I gave Jules Schubot a cashiers check for $7,500.00 so that I would have a receipt. That about takes care of everything. When you get to Chicago next week, run over to Detroit. You can talk to Dave Nederlander about Judy opening at the Riviera Theatre in September or October. Ring me from Chicago if you are coming.? (4) Registered postal receipt, Detroit, June 11, 1958, for airmail delivery to Sydney Luft in West Los Angeles from M.D. Luft in Detroit. (5) pink return receipt, postmarked Los Angeles, June 13, 1958, for delivery to Sydney Luft in West Los Angeles from M.D. Luft in Detroit. (6) pink return receipt, postmarked Los Angeles, June 11, 1958, for delivery to Luft from Mike Luft in Detroit. (7) Western Union telegram, stamped ?Duplicate of Telephoned Telegram,? from Sid Luft in Los Angeles to Michael D. Luft in Detroit: ?Received merchandise Thanks so very much Will Call from Chicago end of week.?On Friday, April 4, 1958, Judy Garland was arrested because she owed New York State $8,673.44 in back taxes. On Monday, April 7th, she posted $10,000 bond in the form of jewelry and clothing. Her attorney, Maurice C. Greenbaum, asked for and was granted a 24 hour postponement, advising the Queens Supreme Court that an attempt was being made to raise the money. On Tuesday, April 8th, Greenbaum presented two checks ($8,673.44 & $262.64 fees and interest) to the State Tax Commission. A deputy sheriff then returned to Greenbaum, according to ?The New York Times,? a valise containing six gowns ?and an envelope containing three bracelets, a pearl ring and a pearl earring.? Signed by Judy Garland and Sid Luft, the letter here offered, dated that same day in New York, April 8, 1958, acknowledges that Greenbaum delivered to Jules R. Schubot (Detroit address) jewelry as collateral security for ?$7,500 which you have this day loaned to us,? three bracelets, a pearl ring, and a set of pearl earrings."

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        Paul László Member of American Society of Industrial Designers

      Industrial Designer A.S.I.D., Beverly Hills, CA 1958 - Quarto. Unpaginated. Original half cloth over pictorial paper covered boards, with black lettering on spine. First edition of this promotional work self-published by László himself to market his firm to a high-end clientele. The numerous collection of b/w and color photographic reproductions featured in this book illustrate the following past works and projects: Ohrbach's La Mirada; Baron's (restaurant); McCulloch Corporation; Mrs. Sam Genis' residence; Sunbeam Lighting Company; the Lászlós' bomb shelter; Mr. & Mrs. J.K. Ohrbach's residences; Brentwood Country Club; Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. McGaha's residence; Mr. and Mrs. Fausto M. Ricci's residence; Mr. and Mrs. Julien M. Saks' residence; Arizona Country Club; Laurel Race Course; Mr. & Mrs. Paul Laszlo's residence; Walston & Co., and Atomville U.S.A. Includes numerous floor plans for residential and commercial interiors, and examples of industrial designs (chairs, tables, etc.). A small number of pages loose, as common and as designed (see below). Else a sharp, bright and complete example of a rare book. The design of the book's binding was such that individual pages could also be cleanly removed for individual (and smaller) client's particular needs. Moderate soiling on covers. Binding in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A group of 14 offprints by Robert G. Edwards awardedThe Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2010

      Various 1958-1974. PAMPHLET. "English physiologist and pioneer in reproductive medicine, and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in particular. Along with the surgeon Patrick Steptoe, Edwards successfully pioneered conception through IVF, which led to the birth of Louise Brown on 25 July 1978. They founded the first IVF program for infertile patients and trained other scientists in their techniques. Edwards was the founding editor-in-chief of Human Reproduction in 1986. In 2010, Edwards was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for the development of in vitro fertilization"." Wikipedia Following are offprints from the collection of in vitro fertilization Cornell researcher Robert H. Foote. A group of offprints from R. G. Edwards from the library of Robert H. Foote Cornell University In Vitro researcher. Titles included: Radioactive tracers and fertilication in mammals with J. L. Sirlin reprinted from Endeavour Jan. 1958, Complementing Activity of Normal Rabbit Serum with Rabbit Spermatozoa and Seminal Plasma, Journal of Reproduction and Fertility Aug. 1960; Isoantibodies Against Semen in Rabbits Symposium on Germ Cells... 1960; Antigenicity of Rabbit Semen, Bull Semen and Egg Yolk after Intravaginal or Intra-muscular Injections into Female Rabbits, Division of Experimental Biology, 1960; The Antigenicity of Mammalian Spermatozoa and its Relationship to Induced Infertility, Excerpta Medica International Congress, Feb 1963; Maturation in Vitro of Mouse, Sheep, Cow, Pig, Rhesus Monkey and Human Ovarian Oocytes, Nature, Oct. 23, 1965; Maturation in Vitro of Human Ovarian Oocytes, The Lancet 1965; Mammalian Eggs in the Laboratory, Scientific American Aug. 1966; Preliminary Attempts to Fertilize Human Oocytes Matured in Vitro ith Roger P. Donahue, Theo. A. Baramki, and Howard W. Jones, Jr., American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sept. 15, 1966; Diffusion Chamber for Exposing Spermatizoa to Human Uterine Secretions, with several other authors, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Oct. 1, 1968; Sexing of Live Rabbit Blastocysts with R. L. Gardner, Nature, May 6, 1967; Fertilization and Cleavage in vitro of Preovulatory Human Oocytes with Steptoe and Purdy, Nature, Sept 26, 1970; Are Ooctes Formed and used sequentially in the mammalian ovary? Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond, 1970; Follicular Fluid, J. Reprod. Fert, 1974. Most have Robert H. Foote's ownership stamp, and have highlighting, and underlining. A fellow in vitro researcher's collection. All in good condition with some underlining and highlighting. First separate editions. Offprint. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Good.

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        Manufacture générale d’armes Balp & cie - tarif n° 141 - 1958

      1958. relié. D'OccasionBonétat. Saint Etienne, 1958. Plaquette in/8, illustrations en noir, 16 p. Fusils Hammerless, Browning, cartouches, accessoires , pièges...

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        The Civil War: A Narrative

      New York: Random House. 1958, 1964, 1974. First. Three volumes. First editions of all three volumes. Volume One is fine in near fine dustwrapper with faint offsetting at the bottom of the jacket; Volume Two has an unobtrusive gift inscription else fine in near fine, slightly age-toned dustwrapper; Volume Three is fine in fine dustwrapper. A landmark history of the Civil War. Because the three volumes were published over a period of almost two decades the set has become increasingly difficult to find in both first editions and in reasonably uniform condition. A very nice set. .

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        Oeuvre Graphique. Cabinet des Estampes. Galerie Nicolas Rauch S.A. Estampes. Livres Illustres. Geneve Plakat mit farbiger Original-Lithgraphie von G. Braque 1958

      Genf/Schweiz: Galerie Nicolas Rauch im Selbstverlag, 1958, 1. Auflage, gedruckt bei Mourlot. Original-Lithographie von Georges Braque, ohne Signatur auf Plakatkarton, Imperialfolio (74 x 50,5 cm), sauber und neuwertig erhalten, Original-Lithographie des Künstlers, kein Nachdruck, sehr selten; 1. Aufl.. very large and/or heavy package (insured parcel), please ask for additional shipping costs to destinations outside Europe before you order this item

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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      Random House, New York: 1958 - yellow cloth; gilt lettering & design against black title-frame on spine; top edge gray; "A short novel and three stories", 179 pgs; orange dust jacket w/ $3.50 listed on front flap (date-code clipped at bottom); author portrait on back cover. jacket design by Ismar David. fine copy in fine(-) dust jacket: title block on spine unrubbed; dj has only imperceptible rubbing to front bottom edge near spine fold; fading to spine less than usual; an exquisite copy, scarce in condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Weidner Heimatkundliche Arbeiten<. 22 von 23 Bänden., Herausgegeben vom Heimatlichen Arbeitskreis im Oberpfälzer- Wald- Verein. Schrift- Leitung: Dr. Ernst Gagel, Gerhard Zückert und Adalbert Busl.

      Erschienen in Weiden i. d. Oberpfalz bei: Verlag Karl Knauf und in Pressath bei Buchhandlung Bodner, in den Jahren bei 1958 bis 2011. - Insgesamt ca. bis 60 bis 160 Seiten, mit zahlreichen Feder- Zeichnungen von G. Freytag, historischen photographischen Abbildungen, Faksimiles; Dokumenten, Grundrissen, Plänen und Übersichtskarten. Inhalt: 22 von 23 Nummern vorhanden. Nr.1: Bär, Flossenbürger Chronik; Nr.2: Schuster, Gerichtsbarkeit im Landgerichtsbezirk Weiden seit 1800; Nr.3: Hoffmann, Weidens Schulgeschichte; Nr.4: Krauß, Hammer- Harlesberg; Nr.5: Hoffmann, Die Michaelskirche; Nr.6: Motyka, Das Kloster Speinshart; Nr.7: Lorenz Neunkrichen bei Weiden; Nr. 8: Kuhnle, Weiden und seine Eisenbahn; Nr.10: Weiß, Die Flurnamen des Kreises Weiden. Nr.11: Otto, Max Reger als Mensch (mit handschriftlicher Widmung des Verfassers und zeitgenössischen Presseartikel.) Nr.12: Schwarzfischer, Zur Frage der Schrazellöcher oder Erdställe; Nr.13: Schuster, Rechtsbeziehungen zwischen Weiden und Nürnberg; Nr.14: Kunz, 100 Jahre Landwirtschafts- Schule Weiden 1869 bis 1969; Nr. 15: Brand, Freiherr von, Burg und Schloß Neidstein. Nr. 16: Stark, Verkehrskreuz Oberpfalz; Nr.17: Sturm, das wittelsbachische Herzogtum Sulzbach; Nr.18: Zückert, >WeidenWeidner Heimatkundliche ArbeitenOberpfälzer HeimatWeidnerWeidener< verwendet. Alle Bände (Nummern) sind informative Monographien über ein besonders interessantes Thema der Oberpfälzer Orts- und Landeskunde, verfasst von versierten Heimatforschern mit Fleiß und großer Fachkenntnis. Zustand: Einbände minimal berieben. Innen: Sauber, wohl gepflegt und tadellos erhalten, teilweise neuwertig! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 8°(Oktav- Format bis 22,5 cm.) Graue, karmin- rote Original- Kartoneinbände, flexibel, mit schwarzer Vorderdeckel- Beschriftung, teilweise Rückenbeschriftung, sowie thematische Zeichnungen, als Umschlags- Illustrationen, Ausnahme Band 18, Ganzleinen- Einband mit Schutzumschlag. Erstausgaben, in 1200 bis 2000 Exemplaren, gedruckt überwiegend bei Karl Knauf, aber auch bei Spintler- Druck, beide in Weiden. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Look Homeward, Angel. A Story of the Buried Life. A Play by Ketti Frings.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1958 - Octavo. Original black cloth and cream paper boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Light rubbing to ends of spine in the dust jacket with shallow chipping to ends of spine, mild toning to rear panel, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. illustrated with a black and white photo double page layout of the stage design for the play. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Ketti on the front endpaper, " To Jo with admiration and gratitude Ketti." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyages Fantastiques

      1958. Signed. CYRANO, Savinen de.Voyages Fantastiques.Paris: Joseph Foret, [1958].Limited first edition of Buffet?'s interpretation of Cyrano, expressed in 18 superb folio dry-point etchings (two double-page), an unnumbered ?"exemplaire d?'artiste?" from a total edition of only 281 copies, inscribed, ?"Pour Guy et Malou, affectueusement, Bernard.?"In Voyages Fantastiques, ?"the first and perhaps the only example of an epistemological novel,?" first published in two parts, 1657 and 1662, Cyrano addresses some of the questions asked by l7th-century Rationalists concerning the world and man?'s place in it, particularly the question of knowledge and of the scientific method. Voyages Fantastiques, however, is not simply the optimistic affirmation of the scientific method: ?"The scientific adventure becomes in the end a philosophical one; the voyage becomes a quest, an allegory, a symbol?" (Jacques Prévot). To his admirers, artist Bernard Buffet was ?"pure genius.?" He was admitted in Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts at the age of 15, and only five years later won the ?"Prix de la Critique.?" During the 1950s, Buffet produced a number of livres d?'artistes, including Cyrano?'s Voyages, which ?"sold out within 48 hours?" (Time Magazine). Architectural in construction, superbly drawn, and carefully composed, these pictures are representative of Buffet?'s trademark use of strong blacks and muted grays. ?"Concerning painting,?" he insists, ?"we do not talk about it, we do not analyze it, we feel it.?" Text in French.Artist and the Book, 36.Original slipcase and chemise expertly repaired. Fine condition, inscribed.

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        Richter, Hans Theo. - "Sitzende Frau mit kleinem Jungen".

      . Lithografie / Kreide- & Federlithografie, auf Büttenpapier, 1958. Von Hans Theo Richter. Auflage Exemplar Nr. 9/10. 35,5 x 27,8 cm (Darstellung) / 53 x 38 cm (Blatt). Schmidt 401 b. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. Links eigenhändige Auflagenbezeichnung. Verso Stempel der Gesellschaft der Freunde Haus der Kunst - München. - Papier kaum merklich lichtrandig. Insgesamt guter Erhaltungszustand Hans Theo Richter (1902 Rochlitz ? 1969 Dresden). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1919?23 Studium an der Kunstgewerbe-Akademie in Dresden. 1926?31 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie u.a. bei Richard Müller, Meisterschüler von Otto Dix. 1929 bezog er ein Atelier in Dresden. Ab 1932 freischaffend. Freundschaft mit Karl Kröner und Paul Wilhelm. Ab 1932 Mitglied im Deutschen Künstlerbund. 1933 Auszeichnung mit dem Rompreis des Deutschen Künstlerbundes. 1938 Auszeichnung beim Internationalen Graphikwettbewerb in Chicago. 1941 Dürer-Preis der Stadt Nürnberg. 1943 Besuch bei Käthe Kollwitz in Berlin. 1944?46 Dozent für Grafik an der Staatlichen Akademie für Grafische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. 1947?67 Professor für Grafik an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. Freundschaft mit Josef Hegenbarth und Wilhelm Lachnit. 1956 Berufung zum ordentlichen Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Künste zu Berlin. 1959 Wahl zum ordentlichen Mitglied der Bayrischen Akademie der Schönen Künste in München. 1965 Burda-Preis für Grafik in München und Nationalpreis der DDR.; 910.

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        Theory and History

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. First British Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition. 384 p. Gray cloth with gilt lettering and black stamping on spine. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Light foxing to fore edge and endpapers. Jacket lightly foxed, a few small nicks to edges and front gutter, toned a bit along edges, chipped at head and tail. price intact. A key work from the conservative Austrian philosopher and economist.

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        Arbitration between Saudi Arabia and Arabian American Oil Company.

      Geneva, Albert Kundig for Aramco in New York, [1958].. Large 4to. 6 volumes: Part 1, Statesmanship in Arbitration; Part 2: Award; [Part 3] (4 vols.): Sessions of the Tribunal - Verbatim Transcript. Bound in full auburn morocco with gilt fillets to covers; gilt titles to spines; all edges gilt.. Complete transcript of the Arbitration sessions, 27 January 1955 to 6 November 1958, and an extra 10 typed pages of details and comments by the General Counsel for the Arabian American Oil Company, George W. Ray, jr., dated 24 February 1959, included in the first volume, inscribed and signed to his wife Bonnie Dowd Ray (this volume and volume 2 have "Bonnie Dowd Ray" in gilt lettering on the lower spines). This special ten-page insertion in the first volume, on Ray's headed Aramco stationery, notes that "the contents of these pages, except annexes 9, 10, and 11 [i.e., the text of the Award in Arabic, English, and French], should never be disclosed". The typed insertion is inscribed "Dearest One" in Ray's own hand, with his postscript: "And to you, Dearest One, my love and thanks. I cannot begin to tell you how great and how timely year help was. I don't need to - because you know. I love you. George". - The subsequent 4 volumes, all in full leather, have the name of "George W. Ray, jr." in gilt at the lower spine of each volume. This is an important collection that documents in full detail the efforts by the Arabian American Oil company to keep control of the distribution of Saudi Arabian oil. The Arbitration was a result of the Saudi Arabian Government's decision, in 1954, to award a right of priority for Saudi oil transportation to the shipping company of Aristoteles Onassis. Aramco argued that this decision infringed upon their own exclusive right, granted by the Saudis in 1933 for a term of 60 years, to export the oil for which they drilled: in essence, the Onassis agreement prohibited Aramco from using their own ships. The Arbitration ruled in Aramco's favour. Consequently, the Saudi Government refused to enter into any further arbitrations and would agree only to extend Aramco's privilege for another ten years. By 1980, Saudi Arabia would take full control of their oil and its distribution; since 1988, the company has been officially known as Saudi Aramco. - Elegantly bound and in excellent state of preservation throughout. This documentation of the Arbitration process was published in a very limited press-run, with all copies going to the parties involved (Aramco and the Saudi-Arabian Government) and selected libraries. While a number of copies of the Session Transcripts are listed in library catalogues (including the Award and not infrequently additional volumes labelled "Memorials"), only the Cambrige University library is listed as holding another copy of the "Statesmanship in arbitration" volume. From the personal possession of Aramco's General Counsel, George W. Ray, jr., and his wife. - OCLC 56152161; 12823218; 1958718.

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        Frank Lloyd Wright to 1910: The First Golden Age

      New York: Reinhold Publishing Company, 1958. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TO HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, THE ACTRESS ANN BAXTER ("The Magnificent Ambersons", "All About Eve", etc.) on the title page. A lovely, crisp copy to boot of the 1958 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dustjacket. Quarto, 228 pgs., Foreword by the estimable Henry-Russell Hitchcock.

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        ohne Titel. Kohle auf dünnem braunen Papier. Englandbild. Ca. 64,5 x 49 cm. Rückseitig datiert "58" und signiert

      1958.. . an den Rändern teils mit kleinen Läsuren und knitterig, rückseitig mit Montierungsstreifen - differenzbesteuert, kein Ausweis der Mehrwertsteuer

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        The Suffrage Of Elvira

      The First UK printing published by Andre Deutsch in 1958.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Small booksellers sticker to the lower front pastedown (Fogarty's, Trinidad).Free from inscriptions,erasures and markings.A sharp copy.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.It has a little toning to the spine colouring, mild edge wear at the spine ends and light rubbing along the spine folds in places.A little dustiness and soiling to the rear panel.The Robert Micklewright wrapper artwork looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.The Nobel Laureate's scarce second novel.Collectible. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        La bête de Lascaux EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Glm, 1958. Fine. Glm, Paris 1958, 12x18,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of the copies 48 numbered on Holland, deluxe edition. A small hitch minor foot in the first flat. Rare and beautiful specimen. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 48 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Un infime accroc sans gravité en pied du premier plat. Rare et bel exemplaire.

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        STAR GATE

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,. [1958]. cloth.. Upper corners slightly bumped, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with. rubbing at corners and spine ends, small closed tear, and a bit of. dust soiling to rear panel. Jacket art by Richard Powers. (#127314). First edition. A novel of the future which involves parallel time.

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        HISTOIRE DU CHEVALIER DES GRIEUX ET DE MANON LESCAUT

      Stamford: Overbrook Press, 1958. ONE OF 200 COPIES n. Hardcover. 302 x 222 mm (12 x 8 3/4"). 2 p.l., 204, [2] (blank) pp., [1] leaf (colophon). ONE OF 200 COPIES. Publisher's full calf, spine ruled in blind with red morocco label, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a later morocco-lipped slipcase. WITH 43 FULL COLOR SILK-SCREENED ILLUSTRATIONS, comprised of frontispiece, title frame, 37 vibrant text watercolors, two headpieces, and two initials. With original prospectus laid in. "A Century for the Century" 58; Cave, pp. 209-11. Shallow chip across half an inch at spine head, leather (including label) with a few marks and scratches, spine with two small areas discolored, paper covering upper hinge with two-inch split at head, but the binding entirely firm and not at all unpleasant, and extremely fine internally, with no signs of use. Highlighted by color illustrations possessing charm and verve, this is the Overbrook Press edition of l'Abbé Prévost's classic, originally published in 1731. The tragic tale of a young nobleman and his beautiful but mercenary lover, Manon, is the last volume in "Memoirs and Adventures of a Man of Quality." The illicit love and amoral behavior of the principal characters caused a scandal, leading to censorship--and brisk sales. For the present edition--the most ambitious publication of the Overbrook Press--the American designer, painter, and illustrator Thomas Maitland Cleland (1880-1964) was given free reign "to design and illustrate a book exactly as he wished, sparing no amount of effort, time, or expense," with the result being "a masterpiece of refined bookmaking." ("A Century for the Century") Cleland spent six years creating the silk-screened illustrations and combining them seamlessly with the text, using his favorite style, French rococo, which was perfectly appropriate for the content. Cleland was the primary illustrator among several employed by the Overbrook Press, which was founded in Stamford, Connecticut, by investment banker Frank Altschul, a hobbyist printer since childhood. Altschul was urged in 1934 by designer and compositor Margaret B. Evans of the Ashlar Press to continue that firm's work, which was drawing to a close. Altschul did, hiring Evans and then John MacNamara as pressman. The press printed a broad mix of materials, with an emphasis on technical expertise and craftsmanship. The present version of "Manon" reprints the 1753 text, from which the author eliminated some of the more objectionable passages and added a bit of sermonizing against immoral behavior. Even if the text has been partially sanitized, the illustrations, which are the highlight of this edition, are still (gracefully) amorous.

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