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        Moonraker / by Ian Fleming

      London : Cape 1958 - Physical description; 255 p. ; 20 cm. Very good copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 255 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Marchand du Sel. Écrits

      Paris: Le Terrain Vague,, 1958. Écrits réunis et présentés par Michel Sanouillet. Bibliographie de Poupard-Lieussou. Octavo. Original pictorial self-wrappers, titles to spine in black and to front cover in red and white. Folding reproduction on celluloid of La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires tipped-in on front free endpaper, 22 black and white plates and illustrations in the text. Wrappers a little rubbed, slight rippling to acetate print, occasional spot to contents. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Pour les Russels, passant délicieusement par ici, affectueusement, Marcel Duchamp, 1960". This collection of the artist's writings, which takes its title from Robert Desnos's Duchampian pun "Rrose Sélavy est le marchand du sel", was published in the decade when Duchamp's work was being rediscovered. It includes the notes and diagrams on The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors Even which Duchamp had first published as part of his limited edition Green Box in 1934. One of 2,000 copies printed on Alfa paper from a complete edition of 2,050.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        FROM THE TERRACE

      1958 - O'HARA, John. FROM THE TERRACE. NY: Random House, [1958]. 8vo., blue cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by John O'Hara on the title page. [Bruccoli A16.1.a]. Basis for the 1960 movie of the same name, starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward & Myrna Loy. A very good copy; some edgewear & number of small creases (short tears but no chips) d/j. $1,000.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        METHUSELAH'S CHILDREN

      Gnome Press [1958], Hicksville - Octavo, original black boards, spine printed in red. Part of the "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. Age darkening to text block, upper left rear corner bumped, a fine copy in a fine first state dust jacket, (rear panel lists 35 titles, address at base reads 80 East 11th St., New York 3) with a bump to upper right left rear corner. (17079) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Supplemento al Dizionario Italiano

      Carpano, [Torino 1958 - The privately printed first edition of Bruno Munari's inventive visual dictionary of the Italian language, illustrated with black and white photographs of the non-verbal gestures used to puncuate and add color to Italian speech. OCLC locates just 4 copies of this first edition - the book has undergone several revisions and republications, most recently appearing in this country as Speak Italian: The Fine Art of the Gesture (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005). "This booklet is presented by the House of Carpano in Turin, the producers of the famous Punt e Mes vermouth ? this is not only the oldest vermouth in Italy, but it is also the only one you can order in a bar or café without speaking a word: by means of a gesture" (from the Introduction). Publisher's photo-illustrated wrappers. Some creasing to covers, and bump to tail end of spine. With the compliments card of G.B. Carpano and Bruno Munari laid-in Illustrated with b/w photographs throughout. 74, [6] pp., text in Italian, English, French and German. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Las Botas De Siete Leguas. Viaje a La Alcarria. Con Los Versos De Su Cancionero Cada Uno En Su Debido Lugar. Xilografías y Grabados En Talla Dulce De Jaume Pla.

      Ediciones De Los Papeles De Son Armadans, Palma De Mallorca 1958 - 146 pp. en buen papel de hilo. Ilustrado con un mapa de La Alcarria en el frontis, 12 elegantes grabados originales a la punta seca integrados en el texto y numerosas xilografías. Muy cuidada estampación a dos tintas. Ejemplar de colaborador (letra F) de una edición total de 126 ejemplares. Fiemado a mano por el autor y el ilustrador. Sentida dedicatoria autógrafa de Jaume Pla, firmada y datada. En rama, con caja de editorial en arpillera ( con mácula) y tapas en tela amarilla y lomera en piel. Size: 38 x 26,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        L'APPRODO LETTERARIO, rivista trimestrale di lettere ed arti - 1958 - 1974 CONSISTENTE PARTE DI TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Roma, E.R.I., 1958

      8,5 x 23, br., fasc. sciolti in ottime condizioni, pp. 120 / 200 circa. In questa Nuova serie frequenti sono le illustrazioni in b / n ma anche tav. a colori f.t. E'il proseguimento de L'APPRODO (1952 - 1954), dopo una interruzione di circa 3 anni. La direzione è ancora di G.B. Angioletti, con un prestigioso comitato direttivo (Bacchelli, E. Cecchi, Contini, De Robertis, Loria, N. Lisi, G.Ungaretti, Diego Valeri) Nel numero zero, Angioletti anticipa la linea del trimestrale, con edizione di programmi radio già trasmessi, ma anche con vari interventi nuovi e pubblicazione di inediti, nonchè traduzioni varie da grandi autori stranieri. Piu' avanti, la rivista ebbe una vita propria ed autorevole nel mondo culturale. Pur privilegiando i rami letterari, sono sempre interessanti le varie rubriche e rassegne di ARTE, Cinema, Teatro, musica, poesie e letterature straniere. L'elenco dei collaboratori è lunghissimo (Buzzati, Pea, Sereni, Anna Banti, A. Bertolucci, Bigongiari, M. Praz, Citati, Caproni, Luzi, Comisso, Gatto,Vigolo, M. Guidacci, G. Manzini, C, Alvaro, Landolfi, E. Zolla, C. Campo, Sinisgalli, Bonsanti, Macri', Raboni, Roberto Tassi, Raimondi, Flaiano, Pizzuto, Zanzotto, Sbarbaro e tanti altri). Dopo la scomparsa di Angioletti, la direzione viene affidata a Carlo Betocchi (con vice Leone Piccioni) che la manterrà fino alla conclusione. Si tratta di un importante spaccato della cultura italiana degli anni '60 - '80. offriamo un lotto di 42 fascicoli dal num 1 del gennaio - marzo 1958 al num. 66 del giugno 1974 e precisamente numeri 1,2,3,5,7,11,21,22,23,24,25,296,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,48,49,50,51,52,57,61,62,63,64,66. in blocco a

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        TAMBOURINES TO GLORY

      1958. HUGHES, Langston. TAMBOURINES T0 GLORY. NY: The John Day Company, 1958. 8vo., black cloth in dust jacket; 188 pages. First Edition. Signed presentation from Hughes on the front endpapers: "Inscribed especially for Charles Doyle, with a hearty welcome to our U.S.A - Sincerely, Langston Hughes. San Francisco, December 5, 1958." [Also on the front pastedown] "Note: My gospel songs from this book are recorded under the same title, Folkways Record LP-FG-3538." An urban folk tale set in Harlem. Fine condition (cover nice; contents clean an tight); very nice (extremely minor edgewear with no fading to spine; very tiny crease corner of front flap) d/j. A very nice copy! $1000.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        The Royal Hostess : South Africa's Own Cook Book

      Royal Baking Powder, 1958, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 4th Editionboards are shelf worn and soiled. tanning and foxing. book is damp marked and pages are also soiled. old tape residue. well bound. fair copy.[S.K] Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cookery; Inventory No: agee.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        New Year's Eve in Lan-Fang

      Beirut: Imprimerie Catholique,, 1958. A Judge Dee Story. Octavo, pp. 32. Cream wrappers, front wrapper printed in brown. Frontispiece in black and white, decorations in red. Wrappers a little creased, occasional light foxing to contents; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression of this Judge Dee story, and one of just 200 copies printed for the author and privately distributed as a Christmas gift to friends of Van Gulik and his wife, Francis. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title: "Met al onze beste wensen voor 1959! Robert en Francis Beyruth, Dec. '58". Loosely laid-in is a photograph of van Gulik in his diplomat's uniform. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      Hamish Hamilton, UK 1958 - 1st Edition 1958. Book is very good++ and very bright. The complete wrapper is very good+ with light rubbing to edges. White rear age toned and with light staining to top edge. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
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        Malone Dies

      John Calder, London, 1958, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, 1st Edition120 pages. This is Beckett's second novel in French and is his own translation. The dustjacket is complete and secure. It has some handling marking. The corners and the head and foot of the spine have mild wear. The dj back cover is scuffed. The black cloth cover is in very good condition. The contents are also in very good condition. The pages are clean, tight against the binding, fit, healthy and fresh. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: ajrl.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        Holiday for Lovers (Original screenplay for the 1959 film, Clifton Webb's copy)

      Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles, CA 1958 - Revised Final script for the 1959 film. Copy belonging to Clifton Webb, with every inclusion of his character's dialogue, underlined in holograph ink. Notations on nearly every page in holograph pencil, including penciled vertical lines indicating that a scene is complete.Based on the 1957 play by Ronald Alexander. An older couple (Webb and Wyman) chases their romance-seeking daughters (St. John and Lynley) through South America. Shot on location in Peru and Brazil. Blue studio wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 23, dated December 18, 1958. Title page present, dated February 5, 1959, noted as Revised Final Script, with a credit for screenwriter Davis. 125 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 124. Mimeograph on eye-rest green stock. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with three gold brads. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        FROM THE TERRACE

      1958. O'HARA, John. FROM THE TERRACE. NY: Random House, [1958]. 8vo., blue cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by John O'Hara on the title page. [Bruccoli A16.1.a]. Basis for the 1960 movie of the same name, starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward & Myrna Loy. A very good copy; some edgewear & number of small creases (short tears but no chips) d/j. $1,000.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        The Blue and Brown Books

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell,, 1958. Preliminary studies for the "Philosophical investigations". Generally known as ... Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Several diagrams in text. Spine slightly rolled; an excellent copy in the unclipped, toned jacket, with some chips and nicks to extremities and short closed tear to head of front panel. First edition, first impression. Wittgenstein dictated the "Blue Book" (though he did not call it that) to his class in Cambridge during the session 1933-34, and had stencilled copies made - these came to be known as the "Blue Book", taken from the colour of the wrappers; the "Brown Book" was dictated to two pupils between 1934 and 1935, and three typed copies bound in brown wrappers were produced.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Adventures of Tintin The Crab with the Golden Claws

      Methuen, 1958, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThe boards are a bit marked, edgeworn and slightly curved. Internally clean and soundly bound. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: li5.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        Art of Animation, The

      1958. first edition. Signed by Walt Disney and Twenty Five of Disney's Key Animators[DISNEY, Walt]. THOMAS, Bob. The Art of Animation: The story of the Disney Studio contribution to a new art by Bob Thomas with the Walt Disney staff with research by Don Graham. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., [1958]. First edition. Signed by Walt Disney and twenty-five artists and animators from the Disney Studio. Large quarto (10 15/16 x 8 inches; 278 x 203 mm.). [5-7], 8-181, [182-188]. Publisher's quarter light gray cloth over buff boards, front cover pictorially decorated and lettered in black and white, spine lettered in black and red. A very fine copy. Original color pictorial dust jacket, price clipped and expertly strengthened at top of spine. Still the finest jacket we have seen.Housed in a quarter black morocco clamshell case.Boldly signed by Walt Disney on the verso of the front free-endpaper. Additionally signed by twenty-five of the key animators including all nine of Disney's 'Nine Old Men' on pp. 134-135.The 'Nine Old Men' were the Walt Disney Company's core animators, some of whom later became directors, who created some of Disney's most famous animated cartoons, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs onward to The Rescuers, and were referred to as such by Walt Disney himself. All members of the group are now deceased - the first being John Lounsbery, who died in 1976 and the last being Ollie Johnston, who died in 2008 - and all have been acknowledged as Disney Legends.The Nine Old Men (pp. 134/135):Les Clark (1907-1979)Marc Davis (1913-200)Ollie Johnston (1912-2008)Milt Kahl (1909-1987)Ward Kimball (1914-2002)Eric Larson (1905-1988)John Lounsbery (1911-1976)Wolfgang Reitherman (1909-1985)Frank Thomas (1912-2004)The Sleeping Beauty Team (pp. 12/13):Bill Peet (1915-2002)Tom Oreb (1913-1987)Joe Rinaldi (1914-1974)Winston Hibler (1910-1976)Don DaGradi (1911-1991)Ken Anderson (1909-1993)Allen Austin Wade (1925-1993) (p.42)Jack 'Banana Nose' Kinney (1909-1992) (p.46)Xavier Atencio (1919-) (p.47)Bill Justice (1914-2011) (p.47)Charles August 'Nick' Nichols (1910-1992) (inscribed "Best Regards / To Tim' / Nick Nichols")The Sleeping Beauty Team (pp. 100/101):Ernest Nordli (1912-1968)Don Griffith (1918-1987)Tom Codrick (1901-1969)Clito Enrico "Clyde" Geronimi - known as Gerry (1901-1989)McLaren "Mac" Stewart (1909-1992)

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Der Hahn in der Landschaft. Paysage au coq.

      . Original-Farblithographie bei Mourlot, Paris, 1958, 38x56 cm (Mourlot 208) *Auflage: 2500 Exemplare. (Die Graphik liegt unter einem säurefreien Schrägschnitt-Passepartout).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Ina Grund G]
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        A Literary Miscellany by Members of the Staff and Students of The University of Cape Town, South Africa

      Cape Town: University of Cape Town. 1958. Early publications by Coetzee, dating from two years before he received his undergraduate degree. Coetzee contributes three pieces to this assemblage: "The Love Song...," "Procula to Pilate," and "Attic." A 67-page stapled mimeograph production, collected by R.G. [Robert Gay] Howarth, whom Coetzee mentions in his fictionalized autobiography, Youth. Signed by Coetzee on the front cover. Light foxing, small foredge tear to front cover; near fine, and housed in a custom clamshell case, with the spine label titled "Attic/A Literary Miscellany." We have never seen nor heard of another copy of this; the format alone suggests that a very small number would have been done, and doubtless few have survived. Exceedingly scarce early writing by a Nobel Prize-winning author. First Edition. No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Dr. No

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1958. Octavo. Original black boards, Honeychile silhouette to front board, spine lettered silver. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, internally fine; an excellent copy in the unclipped jacket with slightly faded spine, some nicks to extremities, short closed tear to head of spine. First edition, first impression, second state binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        On The Road

      (London): Andre Deutsch. (1958). First U.K. edition of Kerouac's landmark second book, which defined the Beat Generation and redefined postwar American literature. This copy is inscribed by the author to his longtime friend Henri Cru: "To my best/ friend Henri/ -- from Jack/ And don't you/ forget it." A spectacular association copy: Henri Cru was Kerouac's oldest and most longstanding friend. The two met in high school at Horace Mann, long before Kerouac met any of the other major Beat figures, and they remained friends for the rest of Kerouac's life. Cru appears in On The Road as "Remi Boncoeur" -- a name Cru had himself listed under in the New York phone book his whole life -- and he appears in several other of Kerouac's books as "Deni Bleu." Cru and Kerouac hit it off in high school where, according to Kerouac biographer Gerald Nicosia, "they responded to each other's basic, childlike kindness and decency and to their mutual joie de vivre." Cru introduced Kerouac to Edie Parker, his girlfriend, and she eventually became Kerouac's first wife. The best association copy of this novel to appear in the market, in our opinion: no other inscribed copy has turned up to such a close and important figure in Kerouac's life. The Rechler copy inscribed to his editor Joyce Johnson represented an important but short-lived connection. Airick Kredell's copy with the Susquehanna Ghost was inscribed to John Montgomery, an admirer of Kerouac after he became famous. The Janie Adams copy that sold last year at Sotheby's was not only a lesser association but referenced Cru in the inscription. The Cassady copy was not inscribed, as far as we know. The fact that Kerouac gave him a U.K. edition is probably explained by its simply being one of the author copies the U.K. publisher sent him upon publication. A touching inscription to a longtime and dear friend and a unique association copy of one of the great books of 20th century American literature. Very good in a very good, supplied second impression dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Literary Miscellany by Members of the Staff and Students of The University of Cape Town, South Africa

      Cape Town: University of Cape Town. 1958. Early publications by Coetzee, dating from two years before he received his undergraduate degree. Coetzee contributes three pieces to this assemblage: "The Love Song...," "Procula to Pilate," and "Attic." A 67-page stapled mimeograph production, collected by R.G. [Robert Gay] Howarth, whom Coetzee mentions in his fictionalized autobiography, Youth. Signed by Coetzee on the front cover. Light foxing, small foredge tear to front cover; near fine, and housed in a custom clamshell case, with the spine label titled "Attic/A Literary Miscellany." We have never seen nor heard of another copy of this; the format alone suggests that a very small number would have been done, and doubtless few have survived. Exceedingly scarce early writing by a Nobel Prize-winning author. First Edition. No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Art of Animation

      New York: Simon and Schuster, , 1958. The story of the Disney Studio contribution to a new art. Quarto. Original illustrated printed boards, grey cloth spine, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black flat back cloth solander box with Mickey Mouse blocked to front. Illustrations and photographs in colour and black and white throughout. Mild bumping to corners, minor nick to tail of spine. An excellent copy in bright jacket with chipped and creased extremities, lightly stained rear panel, and a touch of foxing to flaps. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Walt Disney on the verso of the front free endpaper, "To Vita Best Wises Walt Disney." Additionally it is inscribed by Roy Disney and contains the signatures of over 100 other people in the Walt Disney Studio, including 7 of "The Nine Old Men" who were the key animators of the studio, this copy with the signatures of Eric Larson, Frank Thomas, Milt Kahl, Ollie Johnston, Marc Davis, and Woolie Reitherman. The signatures range from the studio nurse to directors of animation. This book seems to have been given as a retirment/going away gift from the studio to Vita Victoria, whom worked in the ink and paint department, which was at the time where the majority of females worked in animation, some artists refereed to it as the "Finishing School" of hand drawn animation. The paint and ink department was responsible for transferring drawings onto celluloids and giving them colourr before being sent off to be photographed. A wonderful title which illustrates the "family" atmosphere the studio was noted for. Truly an exceptional Disneyana piece.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Professional

      New York: Harper. (1958). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with minimal wear. The publisher's file copy, so stamped on the front fly and top edge. A nice copy of a very well-regarded novel about the manager of a prize fighter. A classic boxing novel and difficult to obtain. Ernest Hemingway said: "'The Professional' is the only good novel I've ever read about a fighter and an excellent novel in its own right." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Lolita

      Olympia Press 1958 - The first Israeli edition, conjectured to have a print run of 2000 copies, this book is stamped 1694 to the rear flap of the dust jacket. The book is firmly and squarely bound in clean dark blue boards, slightly rubbed and bumped to the extremities. The text block is slightly age toned, but free from foxing or inscriptions. The dust jacket is slightly grubby and rubbed, with some minor nicks to the edges. An important edition of one of the most controversial and iconic novels of the twentieth century, a rare find in collectable condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J and M Books Limited]
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        Robinson

      Macmillan and Co, 1958, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, First Edition, Signed by AuthorSize: 8vo - over 5¾" - 7¾" Tall, This is a Fine Copy of this book in Publisher's green cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Fine Dust-Jacket that has NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket with NO fading or sunning to the spine or covers of the wrapper.Not price clipped and this copy has been SIGNED without dedication by Muriel Spark on the Title Page.This title was acquired from a very impressive private collection of 20th Century Literature and Fiction with strict adherence paid in obtaining rare highlights in exellent condition,this copy being no exception.The page edges remain crisp and clean with NO foxing.Great copy for the collector of the Author's second novel and very rare as a SIGNED Copy.8vo 186pp First Edition 1st Impression

      [Bookseller: Richard Thornton Books]
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        Whistle Down the Wind: A Modern Fable

      London: T.V. Boardman & Company Limited. (1958). First. First edition. A little cocked thus very good in a bit soiled, very good dustwrapper with a couple of discreet stains. Inscribed by the author: "Kay darling with my love, Mary." A fable for children, basis for the film of the same name, which included one of the earliest performances by the author's daughter, Hayley Mills. Also made into a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1992 and lyrics by Jim Steinman. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Carpentered Hen (Signed)

      Harper & Brothers, NY 1958 - Previous owner's neat name/address to top of ffep. Bound in black cloth and grey boards. Beautiful copy of this, the first edition of the author's first book. In the first state dustwrapper which final sentence ends in "and two small children". Signed by Mr. Updike on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page. One of only 2000 copies in the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures - SIGNED

      Harper, New York, 1958, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First Printing, Signed By AuthorNear fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front end paper: " For Rolland Comstock, best wishes, John Updike". With Comstock's bookplate behind flap on front paste down. Binding loose, pages a bit browned. Price intact, but it is apparent that a sticker covering the price was removed. Jacket extremely nice, with very little edge wear, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        The Balcony (Le Balcon). A Play in Nine Scenes

      New York: Grove Press,, 1958. Translated by Bernard Frechtman. Octavo. Original brown cloth-backed buff boards, titles to spine and front board gilt. A fine copy. First English language edition, signed limited edition. This is copy S out of an edition of 26 lettered copies, specially bound and signed by Genet. First published in French in 1956.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE DOOMSTERS

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958., 1958. First edition. Fine in dust jacket with just a hint of spine fading to the multicolors at base of spine. Lew Archer is hired by Carl Hallman, the desperate-eyed junkie scion of an obscenely wealthy political dynasty, to investigate the suspicious deaths of his parents, Senator Hallman and his wife Alicia. Archer soon discovers that orange groves may have been where the Hallmans made their money, but they'd invested heavily in political intimidation and police brutality to shore up their wealth. After years of double-crossing and dirty-dealing, the family seems to be on the receiving end of a death-blow. With two dead already and another member in the nuthouse, Archer races to crack the secret before another Hallman is murdered. An exceptional copy.

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        Poems by Hernia Whittlebot With an appreciation by Nöel [sic] Coward

      No publisher, no date [1923]., 1958. First Edition (never reprinted). 4to. 29pp. Card wrappers, very lightly tanned and spotted. Staples rusting. Tipped-in to the first leaf is the mock errata slip ("In 'A May Morning' read 'Colwyn Bay' for 'Plymouth Sound'"). Production fault crease to several text leaves. A very crisp and bright copy of Coward's scarce pastiche of Edith Sitwell (she was unimpressed, yet he still published a follow-up, 'Chelsea Buns', two years later). Each appearance of Coward's first name has the diaeresis misplaced, presumably an intentional error. Neat former owner gift inscription inked to head of first leaf.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Typed Letter, signed ("Ernest Hemingway"), to Mr Grover Whelan, declining an invitation to the world premier of the film of THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, 1958. One page, on personal letterhead of Finca Vigia. 1 vols. 4to. Slight toning at edges, otherwise fine. Handsomely framed and matted with a copy of the telegram of invitation from Whelan (dated September 5, 1958) and with a copy of the dust jacket of the book. Whales introduces himself as the Chairman of the Charity Performance for the world premier of the OLD MAN AND THE SEA, to take place on Tuesday, October 7, 8:00PM at the Criterion Theatre on Times Square. Hemingway responds: "Thank you very much for your invitation to the world premiere of The Old Man and the Sea. Unfortunately it is impossible for Mrs. Hemingway and me to attend this opening, but I am enclosing my cheque for $100 to the New York March of Dimes. Would you be so kind as to deliver the two tickets you have reserved for Mrs. Hemingway and myself to my friend, Mr. George Brown, who will call for them ...".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THOMAS SHORT AND THE FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN CONNECTICUT

      Meriden, CT: Bayberry Hill Press, 1958. full leather, dust jacket. Leaf Book. 12mo. full leather, dust jacket. (viii), 28, (3) pages. Limited to 50 numbered copies, being a Keepsake for the Columbiad Club (Not in Leaf Book - Chalmers). The booklet provides a biography of the printer, Thomas Short, information on the printing history of this 1708 imprint, and a six-page facsimile. Loosely inserted in a pocket is an actual leaf from the "Saybrook Platform" of 1710 taken from Harold Hugo's defective and broken-up copy. Hugo printed the collotype reproductions in this book. Not in the published bibliography of leaf books (Disbound and Dispersed, by the Caxton Club). An extremely scarce book.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press ]
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        95 Poems

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Company 1958 - First edition, limited issue. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Cummings. Publisher's blue cloth, with 95 stamped to the boards in blind, lettered in gilt, yellow top stain; in the publisher's glassine dust jacket; housed in the publisher's black paper slipcase, with white title label lettered in gilt. Book fine, with a hint of toning to the spine head, else fine; glassine split and with toning and chipping but still present; slipcase with a hint of wear to the extremities, else fine. Overall, a tight and near fine copy. 95 Poems is the last collection of new poetry published before Cummings' death in 1962. Specifically, it includes many of the author's most well-known poems, including "i carry your heart with me," "l(a," "dive for dreams," "if the Lovestar grows most big," "i love you much (most beautiful darling)," and "rosetree,rosetree," among others. 95 Poems represents the reflections of a mature poet, with the poems discussing Cummings' meditative thoughts on life, nature, time, and love. Like much of Cummings' verse, many of the poems in this collection draw beauty from their simplicity without sacrificing the deep emotions they address. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        From the Terrace

      New York: Random House. (1958). First. First edition. Spine a bit faded, front hinge neatly repaired thus very good in a price-clipped, very good plus (and probably supplied) dustwrapper with a scrape on the front flap, but which does not obscure any text. Nicely Inscribed by the author to William and Frances Lord: "To the good Lord up above -- 77th Street -- and Lady Frances, from their contented customer, John O'Hara. 28 Dec '58." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Stride Toward Freedom

      New York: Harper & Brothers. (1958). First. First edition. 230pp. Faint dampstain tidemark in the very upper margins of the pages and jacket flaps, just touching a few letters on the rear flap, but otherwise affecting no text, else very good in spine-faded, about very good dustwrapper with modest chips at the spine ends. Author's first book, the story of the Montgomery Bus Strike and the ensuing action surrounding it, written when he was 29 years old. Warmly Inscribed by Dr. King using most of the front fly: "To: Dr. John W. Davis, In appreciation for your great contribution to the world of education, your humanitarian concern, and your devotion to the cause of freedom and justice. Martin L. King, Jr." Dr. John Warren Davis was born in 1888 in Georgia, and was a member of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, the same Church where Dr. King was first called to the ministry and helped to launch his career. In 1954 Dr. King accepted his first pastorate at Dexter. Dr. Davis was an associate of both Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois both of whom he met when he attended Morehouse College, and where he also taught. In 1919 he was named President of West Virginia State University, which had only 21 students - that number grew to 1900 by the time he left in 1953, and where he hosted virtually every important African-American luminary during that period. He was a keynote speaker, along with Thurgood Marshall at the 1955 convention of the American Teachers Association, and was a past President of the ATA, and also served in several capacities at the NEA, as well as being engaged with the National Science Foundation and NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. The book Black Colleges and Universities: Challenges for the Future (Praeger, 1984) is dedicated to him. Boston University Special Collections apparently housed a mimeograph of Dr. Davis's order form for this copy of the book. Dr. King's admiration for Davis is palpable, and this book helps to shed some modest light on a relationship about which little seems to be known. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Gorgeous Autograph Note Signed by Dr. King on Lincoln?s Birthday 1958 on the program for the Miami launching of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Crusade for Citizenship and its campaign to double the number of Black registered voters in the South

      Program Signed ?With Warm Personal Regards / To A Great Friend / From / Martin L. King Jr.,? four pages, 6? x 9?, front & verso, on two conjoined sheets. The Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, Miami, Florida, February 12, 1958. Mounting flaws on corners of cover page. Boldly signed with sentiment by Dr. King in red ink on the blank fourth page. Fine condition.Printed on the cover: ?A Crusade for Citizenship / February Twelfth / Lincoln?s Birthday / Nineteen Hundred and Fifth-Eight / Eight p.m. / The Greater Bethel A.M.E. / Church / Miami Florida.? Sponsored by the Greater Miami Ministerial Alliance, listed as ?Speaker? is ?Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / President / The Southern Christian Leadership Conference.?In a story from Atlanta, the United Press reported on February 13, 1958, that ?Negroes held Lincoln?s birthday rallies here and in 19 other southern cities Wednesday [February 12] to begin a massive drive for voter registration by members of their race. The movement is a project of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, organized a year ago. Its goal is to double the number of Negro voters by 1960 ... The Rev. Martin Luther King, who headed the year-long bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., organized the group in January 1957. He spoke at Miami ... King told his Miami audience: ?We want freedom now. We want the right to vote now. We do not want freedom fed to us in teaspoons over another 150 years. It is our duty to struggle by non-violence for justice, because we are opposed to all injustice, wherever it exists.?The transcription of Dr. King?s ?Address Delivered at the Launching of the SCLC Crusade for Citizenship at Greater Bethel AME Church. 12 February 1958, Miami, Fla.,? published in Volume IV of ?The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000), can be read in its entirety at http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/kingweb/publications/papers/vol4/580212-002-Crusade_Launch.htm

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        Whistle Down the Wind: A Modern Fable

      London: T.V. Boardman & Company Limited. (1958). First. First edition. A little cocked thus very good in a bit soiled, very good dustwrapper with a couple of discreet stains. Inscribed by the author: "Kay darling with my love, Mary." A fable for children, basis for the film of the same name, which included one of the earliest performances by the author's daughter, Hayley Mills. Also made into a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1992 and lyrics by Jim Steinman. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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