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        LIFE IS A LOUSY DRAG. Six Original Pen and Ink Drawings by Trubee Campbell

      San Francisco: Unicorn Publishing Co. 1958. Six original pen and ink drawings by Trubee Campbell illustrating Jim Schock?'s 1958 book / condemnation of San Francisco Beat life, ?"Life Is a Lousy Drag?". All are black ink portraits on paper, laid down on card and signed by the artist. Together with a first printing of the published book. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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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 rolled, top edge lightly foxed; an excellent copy in the mildly foxed jacket with toned spine and a short closed tear to foot of the rear panel. First edition, first impression, second state binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        DOCTOR NO

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1958. First edition, first impression. Original black cloth with ?"Honeychile?" silhouette to upper board and silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding a little bumped and rubbed to the extremities, the contents without inscriptions or stamps, the text block edge a little dusty. Complete with very good rubbed and nicked first issue dustwrapper which is spotted and darkened to the rear panel. Not price-clipped (13s 6d net to the front flap). First impression, second state binding with the silhouette to upper board. 19,515 copies printed. [Gilbert A6a (1.3).]

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

      New York: Beginner Books, Random House,, 1958. Octavo. Original glossy pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Industry Map of Oakland - Hayward and Vicinity, California

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, 1958. Map. Blueline print, 31" x 142". Map from Bay Bridge to Hayward, including Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Leandro, and Hayward. Index of Industries with approx. 1500 entries, listed alphabetically. Scale 1" = 1000'.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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      London: Faber and Faber,, 1958. A play in one act. Followed by Act Without Words, A Mime for one player. Translated from the original French by the author. Octavo. Original red-brown cloth, titles to spine light blue. With the photographic dust jacket featuring Roger Blin in the role of Hamm. An excellent copy in the price-clipped dust jacket. First UK edition, first impression. Endgame and Act Without Words were originally published the preceding year under the title Fin de partie, suivi de Acte sans paroles.

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        2 ALS.

      [New York], October and December 1958. - 4to. Altogether 2 pp. Each on stationery with printed letterhead and stamped; some dust-soiling.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        John Rood: Exhibition of Recent Sculpture

      New York: The Contemporaries. 1958. First. First edition. Fine in pictorial wrappers. 4pp. Exhibition catalogue. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      New York: Random House,, 1958. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, spine lettered in gilt on black, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black morocco-backed bookform folding case. Spine very slightly rubbed, mild dust soiling to board edges, faint partial toning to endpapers, an excellent copy in a jacket that is spine tanned, has small chips to corners to small closed tears to top edge of front panel, and some very faint marks to rear panel. First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Capote on the front free endpaper, "for Martha Robertson, with love, Truman Capote". The recipient was Martha Hunt Robertson (1931-2014), an art teacher from Guntersville, Alabama, who in 1977 married noted journalist-novelist William Bradford Huie (1910?-1986), of Hartselle, Alabama. Huie was a friend of Truman Capote (also raised in Alabama), and his 1954 book The Execution of Private Slovik (an intense account of the only American soldier executed for desertion during the Second World War), as a work of non-fiction written in a highly literary style, is credited with anticipating the "nonfiction novels" of the 1960s and 1970s such as Capote's In Cold Blood (1966). Breakfast at Tiffany's is rare inscribed - we have only ever handled one other.

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        Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings of Zhao Mengfu, Collected by Chang Dai Chien's Da Feng Tang Studio

      Da Feng Tang Studio, 1958 - Folio, 36.5*26cm, 42pp. Bookcase a little discolored, book almost as new. Each page watermarked with "Made by Da Feng Tang Studio in 1958" in Chinese characters. Text in the CHINESE language. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Works. The Heritage Shakespeare. The Comedies. The Tragedies, The Histories

      New York: The Heritage Press, (1958-59). Ardizzone, Edward; Farleigh, John; Parker, Agnes Miller. Three volumes. Finely bound in blue morocco, gilt, all edges gilt, by Bayntun. Spines slightly faded. The Histories is illustrated by John Farleigh, Comedies by Edward Ardizzone, and Tragedies by Agnes Miller Parker.

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        Figure in a White Studio

      1958. Color lithograph. 13.5 x 19.5 inches. Artist's proof aside from the 1958 edition of 20. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Fine/Looney, no. 398. From the collection of the Sylvan Cole Gallery.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Professional

      New York: Harper and Brothers. (1958). First. First edition. Rear endpapers offset from clippings, else near fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with two small chips at the corners of the crown, and a large but faint dampstain on the rear panel. This copy Inscribed by Heinz: "To Jim Kahn -- connoisseur-raconteur-colleague-friend. Sincerely, Bill Heinz. 12-30-57. Stamford, Conn." A nice copy of this well-regarded novel about the manager of a prize fighter, a classic of the genre and difficult to obtain, especially signed. 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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        Los Àlamos. Poesie di Giorgio Soavi, tavole a colori di Bruno Munari

      Milano: Officina d'artegrafica A. Lucini, (1958). First edition. Munari,Bruno. Folio, 380 x 430 mm., Original printed wrappers, in slipcase, case label chipped, else fine. Six colored serigraphs by Munari; these have left offsets on the facing blank pages, producing interesting ghost patterns. One of 200 copies, this unnumbered ("a.l." copy) was the ad personam copy printed for the publisher Vanni Scheiwiller.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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      Feltrinelli 25 ottobre 1958 Feltrinelli, PRIMA EDIZIONE, 1958, (stampato il 25 ottobre 1958) Cartonato giallo figurato, pp. 330 + (2). Buonissime condizioni. Una firma alla prima carta bianca di guardia.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Arrighetto]
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        Curious George Flies a Kite

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston,, 1958. Octavo. Original blue cloth with blocked image to front board, titles to spine yellow, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. H. A Rey colour illustrations throughout. A bright copy in the dust jacket with shallow chipping along rear spine edge, moderate wear to edges, rubbing to corners. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. A further adventure of Curious George.

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        Marchand du Sel. Ecrits réunis et présentés par Michel Sanouillet. Bibliographie de Pupard- Lieussou.

      Le Terrain Vague, Paris, 1958 - Paris, Le Terrain Vague 1958. (achevé le 1er octobre 1959). 14,5x19 cm. 231 S. Mit einer Abbildung auf Klarsichtfolie als Frontispitz, vielen Abbildungen auf 23 Tafeln und einigen Abbildungen im Text. Illustirerte Originalbroschur. "Collection '391'." - Originalausgabe. - Erste Ausgabe der gesammelten Schriften. - Eines von 2000 Exemplaren. - Edition originale. - Première édition des oeuvres complètes. - Un des 2000 exemplaires. Avec une illustration en feuille transparente en lieu de frontispice. Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        (Vollständiges Exemplar, complete set) Corpus der Goethe-Zeichnungen. 7 Bände (in 10 Bänden = alles)). Hrsg. von Gerhard Femmel.

      Leipzig: Seemann, 1958-1979.. Mit zahlr. auch wenigen farb. Abb. Originalleinen mit Schutzumschlag plus transparenten Umschlag.. Nahezu neuwertiges Exemplare, die transparenten Umschläge leicht berieben. Papier zeitbedingt teils nur sehr leicht gebräunt. - Band I: Von den Anfängen zur italienischen Reise. 318 Abb. -- Band II: Italienische Reise 1786-1788. 416 Abb. -- Band III: Architekturzeichnungen, Studien zur Anatomie, Perspektive und Antikenstudien. 270 Abb. -- Band IV A: Nachitalienische Landschaften. 348 Abb. -- Band IV B: Nachitalienische Architektur- und Antikenstudien, Theaterzeichnungen. 271 Abb. -- Band V A: Die Zeichnungen zur Farbenlehre. 390 Abb. -- Band V B: Zeichnungen zur Botanik, Anatomie, Geologie, Meteorologie. 264 Abb. -- Band VI A: Zeichnungen aus dem Bestande des Goethe- und Schiller-Archivs. 299 Abb. -- Band VI B: Zeichnungen außerhalb der Goethe-Institute, Nachträge, Gesamtkonkordanz. 296 Abb. -- Band VII: Die Zeugnisse. Goethezeichnungen.

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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      New York: Random House,, 1958. Octavo (205 x 137 mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in pink morocco, black morocco title label, title to spine silver, black leather onlay silhouette of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly with real diamond jewellery, black plain endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins silver, all edges silver. A fine copy. First edition, first printing of Capote's classic novella, the basis for the much-loved film. Gorgeously hand-bound by the Chelsea Bindery in deep rose-pink and black morocco leather, the front cover features a silhouetted Audrey Hepburn in that iconic Givenchy little black dress and foot long cigarette holder. Diamond embellishments on the jewellery make this luxurious and unusual binding sparkle. Presented in a black velvet drawstring bag, this item makes a captivating and timeless gift ?" perfect for a romantic gesture!

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        Los Àlamos. Poesie di Giorgio Soavi, tavole a colori di Bruno Munari

      Officina d'artegrafica A. Lucini (1958), Milano - Folio, 380 x 430 mm., Original printed wrappers, in slipcase, case label chipped, else fine. Six colored serigraphs by Munari; these have left offsets on the facing blank pages, producing interesting ghost patterns. One of 200 copies, this unnumbered ("a.l." copy) was the ad personam copy printed for the publisher Vanni Scheiwiller. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Südkurier - Frühe Schriften,

      Fischer Frankfurt, 1958 - 160 Seiten, 18 cm Gute erhaltenes Buch, Seiten alters- und papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, einige Textunterstreichungen, K17228 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 116 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. (1958). First. First edition. A trifle rubbed else fine in a slightly spine-faded, very good or better dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author: "To Ed Singer from his friend Cornell Woolrich 3/17/61." An attractive copy of this uncommon collection of stories. Includes "The Corpse in the Statue of Liberty," one of his best early tales, as well as "Guillotine" and "The Moon of Montezuma," which were both televised on the anthology program Thriller starring Boris Karloff. Woolrich inscriptions are very uncommon. .

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        Männer entdecken die Welt : Die grossen Entdeckungsreisen. Hrsg. von F. W. Kuck. Ill. von W. Probst, Mein Bücherschatz

      Gütersloh : Bertelsmann, 1958.. 248 S. Hlw. ; 8 Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Seiten alters- und papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, K13712.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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      Random House,, New York:, 1958., First printing.Condition: Near fine in glossy red illustrated boards (corner clipped off front endpaper, very minor wear to the ends of the spine and the lower corners, but overall a very clean, tight and attractive copy of this classic book.), in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, loss of approx 1 cm at top of spine of dust jacket, not affecting the text.).SIGNED by the illustrator Hillary Knight. The 3rd book featuring Eloise at the Plaza Hotel - it's Christmastime in New York and Eloise is warm & cozy in her apartment at the Plaza Hotel. Lively rhymes and delightful illustrations by Knight. Large format, unpaginated.

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        Talanta: An international journal of analytical chemistry (CONVOLUTE of 20 vols. bound in 30/ KONVOLUT aus 20 Jahrgängen gebunden in 30 Teilen) - Vol. 1 (1958) bis Vol. 20 (1969).

      Elsevier/ Pergamon Press Inc.; 1958 - 1969.. gebundene Ausgabe. Talanta ist eine wissenschaftliche Fachzeitschrift, die vom Elsevier-Verlag veröffentlicht wird. Die erste Ausgabe erschien im Juli 1958. Derzeit erscheint die Zeitschrift fünfzehnmal im Jahr. Es werden Artikel aus allen Bereichen der analytischen Chemie veröffentlicht. Talanta is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in pure and applied analytical chemistry. It was established in 1958 and is published by Elsevier, with 15 issues per year. In addition to original research articles, Talanta also publishes review articles and short communications. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 20 Bände (= 30 Teilbände); bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH!

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      Arkham House, Sauk City, WI 1958 - Octavo, jacket art by Frank Utpatel, cloth. Poetry. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with mild age tanning to spine lettering. (15588) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Typed Signed Letter (TSL) marked 'personal' of Anthony Eden, to John E. Hunt

      1958. No binding. 5 x 8 inches, was folded now flat, typed signed letter to John E. (Edwin) Hunt of New Zealand. On Donhead House Shaftesbury blind embossed letterhead (Anthony Eden lived at Donhead House for a year following the Suez Crisis of 1956). Dated July 31st, 1958. Marked PERSONAL. Writing with appreciation and comments about the Suez Crisis of 1956,, and noting: "I was quite sure that in time the purpose I had in mind would be understood. My only regret now is that the two years which have elapsed have made the task a very difficult one for the free world". Very Good condition. Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon was an English Conservative politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1957. He was also Foreign Secretary for three periods between 1935 and 1955, including during World War II. He is best known for his outspoken opposition to appeasement in the 1930s; his diplomatic leadership in the 1940s and 1950s; and the failure of his Middle East policy in 1956 that ended his premiership.Suez in retrospect: Following the defeat of the Arab armies by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967, Eden's own reputation, not least in Israel and the United States, soared, and he was deluged with letters of the "you were right in 1956" variety. In 1986, Eden's official biographer Robert Rhodes James re-evaluated sympathetically Eden's stance over Suez and in 1990, following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, James asked: "Who can now claim that Eden was wrong?". Such arguments turn mostly on whether, as a matter of policy, the Suez operation was fundamentally flawed or whether, as such "revisionists" thought, the lack of American support conveyed the impression that the West was divided and weak. Anthony Nutting, who resigned as a Foreign Office Minister over Suez, expressed the former view in 1967, the year of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, when he wrote that "we had sown the wind of bitterness and we were to reap the whirlwind of revenge and rebellion". Conversely, D. R. Thorpe, another of Eden's biographers, suggests that had the Suez venture succeeded, "there would almost certainly have been no Middle East war in 1967, and probably no Yom Kippur War in 1973 also". Wikipedia.

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        Fische - Werkmonographien zur bildenden Kunst

      Reclam, 1958.. 2. Auflage 32 Seiten, 15 cm Taschenbuch Gut erhaltenes Buch, Seiten alters- und papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, K16836.

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      Le livre contemporain 1958 - - Le livre contemporain, Paris 1958, 17x23,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 55 exemplaires numérotés sur Madagascar, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Hamish Hamilton [1958], London - Octavo, boards. Collects four stories which first appeared in THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER; "The Smart- Aleck Kill," "Pick Up on Noon Street," "Nevada Gas," and "Spanish Blood." Bruccoli, AA 7.1. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing, no fading to the spine panel which is a common problem with this book. An uncommon book which is scarce in this condition. (15225) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1958. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Moonraker by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1958. Third impression. No inscriptions, no browning or foxing. Covers near fine in original dust jacket. Bright and not price clipped.

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        Actuelles. Chroniques 1944-1948. Actuelles II. Chroniques 1949-1953. Actuelles III. Chronique algérienne 1939-1958

      Gallimard, 1950 1958 - 3 volumes in-12 broché, 270 -186 - 212 pp. in-12° [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Beirut: ["Imprimerie Catholique"], 1958. - First edition. Limited to 200 copies. Generic inscription by the author, "With best wishes for 1959, Robert van Gulik, Beyrouth, 1958." Fine in printed wrappers. This Judge Dee story is the scarcest of all the Judge Dee books. A murder mystery that takes place on New Year's Eve in ancient China. It was sent out to friends in lieu of a New Year's greeting card. The booklet is 32 pages and is seldom offered for sale. An unusually sharp copy of a very scarce title, housed in a four-point case that is inserted into a cloth slipcase with leather labels on the spine and titles stamped in gold. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Pooles of Mayfield. And Other Irish Famillies Frontispiece illustration painting of Joanne Meade Townsend by Thomas Poole of Mayfield. With 53 illustrations.

      Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co. Ltd.. Number 401 of Edition limited to 500 copies.. Very good + condition with only minor signs of wear. Very minor markings on front board. Text itself in excellent condition.. Number 401 of Edition limited to 500 copies. Dublin, Hodges Figgis & Co. Ltd., 1958. 28.5cm x 21.5cm. 294 pages. Original Hardcover in publisher's blue cloth. Very good + condition with only minor signs of wear. Very minor markings on front board. Text itself in excellent condition. Includes for Example: The early Pooles/ The seventeenth century/ The Baldwins/ The first half of the eighteenth century/ The early Morrises/ William Morris and his sons/ Mary Townsend's Ancestry/ The Morrises of Barley Hill and Dunkettle/ The close of the eighteenth century/ The twelve Miss Pooles/ The Rev. Jonas Morris Poole/ The early days of Tullyard/ William Wynn, Esquire/ The Holmes Family and their Connections/ The early Morgans/ Rebecca Morrison's Ancestry/ Ballintober/ The ancestors of Frances Courthope/ The Unsettled Years/ The Diary of Rev. Robert Meade for 1776/ The Meade Sisters/ Joanna/ Cahirmone/ The early Flemings/ The Townsends of Derry/ Catherine Corker's ancestry/ Lionel John and Dizie etc. With 53 illustrations throughout the book.

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        95 Poems

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1958 First edition, limited issue. One of 300 copies signed by Cummings. Publisher's blue cloth, with 95 stamped to the boards in blind, lettered in gilt, yellow top stain; in the original glassine dust jacket; housed in the publisher's black paper slipcase, with white title label lettered in gilt. A bright copy, with a hint of light wear to the spine ends, bright and unfaded spine, former owner's stamp to the front free endpaper, else fine; glassine with some light creasing, tears and chipping along the bottom edges, loss to the bottom edge of the rear panel, else bright and clean; slipcase with a few light spots of minor soiling, else fine. Overall, a near fine and extremely fresh copy. 95 Poems is the last collection of new poetry published before Cummings' death in 1962. Specifically, it contains 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.. Signed by Author. Limited. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Works The Heritage Shakespeare The Comedies The Tragedies, The Histories

      New York: The Heritage Press, (1958-59). Ardizzone, Edward; Farleigh, John; Parker, Agnes Miller. Three volumes. Finely bound in blue morocco, gilt, all edges gilt, by Bayntun. Spines slightly faded. The Histories is illustrated by John Farleigh, Comedies by Edward Ardizzone, and Tragedies by Agnes Miller Parker.

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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." .

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      1958 - STOUT, Rex. CHAMPAGNE FOR ONE. (New York): Viking Press, [1958]. Final galley proof, 55 galleys, folded, with publisher's label and advance blurb pasted on. Some light staining and tears to outer sheets, but overall very good. A very scarce format.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Eloge dAntoni CLAVE Orné de litographies originales en couleurs

      Eloge d&39; Antoni CLAVE Orné de litographies originales en couleurs.Editions Manuel BRUKER 1958 - De la célèbre collection ?Eloges.? de Manuel BRUKER.En folio mayor, rústica, en rama. 329 x 263 mm. Al fin: Cet ouvrage a été achevé d?imprimer le 15 mai 1958 pour la Typographie et par Desjobert pour les lithographies. Tirada limitada a 200 ejemplares, este es el ejemplar que se imprimió para la Galerie Creuzevault. Con 7 litografías originales, cuatro de ellas a doble página. Impecable.

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        Are there any? A chess problem book. (Signed)

      Stroud, Glos: Stroud News and Journal, [1958]. First printing. Hardcover. Good+. Duodecimo in green cloth with gilt spine and front board. pp 149. Signed and inscribed by the author on the ffep: "To A. F. Downey Jun. [?] with / best wishes from / Gerry Anderson / March 24/59." The first published work on Kriegspiel problems, which is still widely cited and recognized today among problemists. In a July 2006 article, the Problemist called it "a strong candidate for the title of 'most original chess problem book ever published?'?". The work was apparently held in high esteem by Bobby Fischer as well: a member of the British Chess Problem Society once wrote to Anderson, saying: "I write because I must have another copy of Are There Any? I had solved only up into the thirties when last night I incautiously carried it down to the Marshall Club to show it to Jack Collins. Then, seeing it in Jack?'s hands, Bobby Fischer pounced upon it in great excitement and before the evening was over the two of them had so made it theirs, were so comically oblivious of the mere owner, that I hadn?'t the heart to explain that I had brought it to show, not to bestow." The Australian-born Anderson was a pilot in WWI in the 88 Squadron and later became a diplomat in the Queen?'s service, but was reknowned in chess circles as a master composer. Anderson was also reputed to be the last person to have played Alexander Alekshin in tournament play in Lisbon (1946) before the latter's untimely death. Front board has several abrasive scuffs to cloth and there is a miniscule tear to the top of the ffep (not affecting signature), else very good. A very scarce book. OCLC lists only 9 copies in libraries worldwide. Betts, 39-21.

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        The Other Side of the Sky

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1958). First. First edition. A small stain on the front fly, small tears at the crown, and a bit of spine-toning, a sound, good copy without dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley; "To Ian, wishing you the best of luck in all that you do -- Arthur. 2 Jan. '58." Macauley was the dedicatee of Clarke's first publisher hardcover novel, Islands in the Sky, and was an award-winning New York Times journalist. He also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A nice association copy of this important collection of science-fiction short stories including his classic "The Nine Billion Names of God" and the 1956 Hugo Award-winning story "The Star." .

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