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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]

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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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        Violence

      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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THOMAS SHORT AND THE FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN CONNECTICUT

      Bayberry Hill Press, Meriden, CT 1958 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME.

      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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        SPELLS AND PHILTRES

      Arkham House, Sauk City, WI 1958 - Octavo, jacket art by Frank Utpatel, cloth. Poetry. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with no age tanning to spine lettering (which is quite common). A very sharp copy. (14825) [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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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        L'esprit.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        SMART-ALECK KILL

      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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        Moonraker

      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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        NEW YEAR'S EVE IN LAN-FANG.

      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]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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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." .

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

      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.

      [Bookseller: Elena Gallego - Arte y Grafía.com]
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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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        THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SKY

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,. [1958]. Octavo,. cloth-backed boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of shelf wear and some. dust soiling to white background of rear panel. This book is seldom. found inscribed or signed by Clarke. (#125700). First edition. Signed by Clarke. A major collection of Clarke's short stories including "The Nine Billion Names of God" and "The Star." The final story in this collection, "The Songs of A Distant Earth," was later developed into the novel of the same name. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-252.

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        THE DOOMSTERS

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1958 - Octavo, boards. "With its sure pace and crisp prose, The Doomsters belonged with the best of the previous Archers. What was new was its more complex view of behavior. In this book MacDonald said good-bye to the simplistic views and solutions of the hard-boiled shool." Nolan, Ross MacDonald: A Biography, pp. 181. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 676-678. Some light traces of black residue along the edges from and old style asphaltic dust jacket protector, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing corners and lower edge. A sharp copy. (15537) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Deadly Streets --- Teenaged Wolf Packs in the New York Jungle --by Harlan Ellison --a Signed Copy

      London: Digit # D230, 1958, 1st UK Edition, 1st Printing , 1958. ---------paperback, a solid Good copy, light overall wear, some residue from another book on the front cover across the title, paper is starting to brown around the edges, looks pretty nice overall, signed without inscription by Ellison on the title page, likely the rarest Ellison paperback, only a dozen or so copies are known(last copy sold for $1k+ over 5 years ago), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and NOT a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

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        ALFABETO DI LETTERE INIZIALI. Inventate, e delineate da Mauro Poggi Scrittor Fiorentino, ed incise dall'Abate Lorenzo Lorenzi. XVIII secolo.

      Album in formato oblungo, cm.30x44. Legatura ottocentesca con piatti marmorizzati, con moderno rinforzo in pelle al dorso, come pure di inserimento moderno sono i fogli di guardia. Allo specchio del piatto anteriore un ritaglio d'epoca, disegnato a mano, con la dicitura "Disegni coloriti". L'Album presenta un frontespizio in lastra calcografica con ricca cornice decorativa con sette putti mestieranti. Seguono le 24 splendide carte incise a piena pagina con le lettere dell'alfabeto: ogni lettera è raffigurata con dovizia di elementi ornamentali, su base fitomorfa, arricchita di numerosi animali e figure mitologiche, quali sirene, satiri, fauni, putti, etc. Ad ogni tavola, a sinistra in basso, la notazione a stampa "Mauro Poggi inv: e del. / Andrea Bimbi in penna", mentre sulla destra, sempre in basso, compare "L. Lorenzi inci." Battute delle lastre in formato cm.23x31,5. Sono contenute tutte le ventuno lettere dell'alfabeto italiano, oltre alla "K", alla "X" e alla "Y". Rispetto all'ordinamento moderno, la "K" e la "X" sono invertite. Frontespizio con vistose chiazze, spellature, e minime mancanze restaurate. Le tavole, tutte su carta greve, e ad ampi margini, presentano una impressione di notevole nitore, con minime sgorature e bruniture ai bordi. La notazione "Disegni coloriti" al tassello allo specchio anteriore denota probabilmente una volontà cromatica mai realizzatasi!. Straordinaria edizione originale, unica pubblicata, di uno dei capolavori del rococò tipografico italiano. Ne sono autori Mauro Poggi, che inventò e disegnò le sontuose lettere, Andrea Bimbi che le ritoccò a penna e Lorenzo Lorenzi che realizzò le incisioni. L'importanza dell'opera è ben descritta da H. Lehman Haupt in un articolo pubblicato nel 1958 in "Amor Librorum": "Poggi's peculiar strength live reside in the effect of monumentality, gracefully and achieved by the integration of details into a sweeping patton of motion. He is aware of the tradition of human alphabet and must have seen the works of some of his predecessors, but what he put down is entirely his own". Uno di tali possibili ispiratori viene suggerito da una recensione dell'opera sul sito BibliOdyssey: "This lovely engraved oblong folio is one of the most delightful 18th century alphabets in the high rococo style. Reflecting the style of the early 18th century engraver, Giambattista Betti, the design of each splendid plate features an elegant cursive capital form of one of the two dozen letters of the 18th century alphabet (there were 24 letters, rather than 26, because "i" and "j" were the same letter, and because there was no "w". The capitals are elaborated with scrolls and flourishes and then inhabited by satyrs, mermaids, Medusa heads, birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other creatures. The letters were designed by Poggi, drawn in ink by Andrea Bimbi, and engraved by Lorenzo Lorenzi". Sorprendentemente per un'opera di tale importanza, risulta assai difficile individuarne le caratteristiche bibliografiche. Nessuna indicazione certa siamo stati in grado di trovare circa il luogo di stampa, così pure per i dati biografici dei tre artisti, di cui solo il Lorenzi viene citato dal Benezit, V, pg.637, con un laconico "graveur, né a Volterra et travaillant vers 1760. Eleve de Cigna. Il grava una partie de la collection du Marquis Gerini". Bonacini segnala altresì "Given the work?s obvious esthetic achievement and inclusion in the major bibliographies of writing books, one would expect that Poggi would have produced additional works, but this item is the only one he is known to have done". Il luogo di nascita del Lorenzi, e l'indicazione al frontespizio "scrittor fiorentino" inerente il Poggi, lasciano tuttavia facilmente ipotizzare un'origine fiorentina dell'"Alfabeto", le cui caratteristiche ricordano altresì coeve edizione del Moucke. Ancora più contraddittoria la datazione dell'Album: su un catalogo Christie's viene indicato il 1730 come possibile data di stampa, il Metropolitan Museum of Art segnala Lorenzi attivo tra il 1750 e il '74, ed attribuisce all'"Alfabeto" una datazione antecedente al 1760, e sulla maggior parte delle pagine web visionate l'ipotesi più accreditata è quella attorno al 1750. Ci piace tuttavia segnalare una brevissima notazione di due righe in calce all'edizione di sabato 21 ottobre 1775 sul n°84 del foglio fiorentino "Gazzetta Universale", alla pg.672: "Sono state pubblicate altre due lettere dell'"Alfabeto" di Mauro Poggi, Bimbi, e Lorenzi, e sono G. H."!

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        Une capitale Turque, Brousse. Bursa [Texte et planches]

      Boccard 1958 - 2 volume in-folio, cartonnage éditeur. Texte : XII- 218 pp. 143 figures dans le texte. Planches : 7 pp.- plan d’ensemble & CVI planches (les planches 21, 26 et 96 étant bis) 10 en couleurs contrecollées. Chemise toilée à recouvrements. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oedipe ou toutle monde ne peut pas etre orphelin.

      . Paris 1958. Illustr. with drawings. 90 pp. Unopened copy, cover weakly discoloured, otherwise mint..

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        METHUSELAH'S CHILDREN

      Hicksville, N.Y.: Gnome Press,. [1958]. Octavo,. boards.. Text block age-darkened (less than usual), upper spine end gently. bumped, a fine copy in fine first state dust jacket (with the. publisher's address "80 East 11th St., New York 3" at bottom of rear. panel) with mild bump at upper spine end. A nice copy. (#111916). First edition. First binding of black boards with spine panel lettered in red. The scarcest volume in Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-89. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645- 54.

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        Methuselah's Children

      Hicksville, NY: Gnome Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Black boards with red lettering on spine. Pages age toned as is common with Gnome Press titles, dustjacket shows light edge wear and has a short tear along upper edge of front panel. Currey binding A in first state dustjacket with the publisher's address that reads "80 East 11th St. , New York 3" at bottom of rear panel. A near fine copy in near fine dustjacket. An extremely appealing copy of this vintage Heinlein. ; Octavo; 188 pages .

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        Doctor Zhivago

      London, Collins and Harvill Press,, 1958. Translated from the Russian by Max Hayward and Manya Harari. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in royal blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, plain marbled endpapers, gilt edges. BOOK IS SUN DAMAGED. NOT FOR SALE. A fine copy. First UK edition, first impression, of the book that earned Pasternak the Nobel Prize for literature. The award was offered in mid October 1958, but before the end of the month, under intense pressure from the Soviet authorities, Pasternak was forced to reject the award.

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        AMERICAN MURDER BALLADS AND THEIR STORIES

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1958., 1958. First edition. 8vo. Inscribed by the author, "To Harriet & Vic, With my best wishes, Olive W. Burt." Laid-in is a copy of a poem written by the author about her trip around the world. Decorated paper over boards, frontis., xiii [3], 272 pp., acknowledgments, foreword, illustrated, index. Quite possibly the only book of its kind, here told for the first time is the story of American murder balladry. The folklore and songs of all kinds of people are told in ballad form, such as wronged husbands, victims of unrequited love, reluctant suitors, thieves, oppressed union members, outlaws, and self-appointed administrators of justice. The blood-and-thunder days of the Old West live again in the ballads celebrating bandit heroes, vigilante groups, and the fierce massacres of Indian and white man. Especially interesting are the many Mormon ballads, which lament the persecution of these people and the martyrdom of their leaders. "The songs the author has assembled for this book are by local minstrels and unknown poets; many have never been published before. Some of them describe world-famous crimes. Others tell of obscure murderers, like William Roundy from southern Utah, who shot his neighbor for taking more than his fair share from the common water supply, and V.P. Coolidge from Brighton, Maine, who lay in wait for Edward Matthews to murder him for his load of hay. He failed in this, but obtained a loan from his intended victim and then poisoned him." The author tells how she found each song and gives the details of the crime to which it relates. Carl Carmer says, "With this collection of crime ballads .... Mrs Burt has made a major contribution to Americana. Scholars will welcome it and so will the vast audience of Americans who delight in folk-song because of its originality, its music, and its humor." Very good in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends, corners and extremities. A fascinating book.

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        The Laurel Brook Club 1902-1957

      [N.p.: Commonwealth Press-New England Offset Co. Inc, 1958] - The history of this private fishing club in Uxbridge, Mass., with membership lists and fine illustrations by Ripley (a member from 1944 on) First edition, no. 29 of 150 copies, signed by the authors, additionally inscribed to Clifford H. Byrnes. 4to. Illustrated with full color frontispiece by Ripley and other drawings by him, photos. 63, [1] pp. Original green cloth, with maps as endpapers. With Club blind stamp on title page (as issued). About fine. Heller 740 ("Rare"); not in Bruns or Thacher [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Granite and Rainbow

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1958 First edition, first printing. Personal copy of author's sister Vanessa Bell, with her ownership signature "Vanessa Bell" in blue ink to the front free endpaper, and with the front panel of the dust jacket designed by Bell adhered to the front pastedown and the dust jacket spine adhered to the front free endpaper. Publisher's royal blue cloth, lettered in gilt; white dust jacket with decorations in light blue and black. Very good, with some wear and rubbing to the edges, a hint of toning to the spine, a faint hint of foxing to the page edges, otherwise bright and clean pages. Housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. Granite and Rainbow is the fourth and final posthumously published collection of Virginia Woolf's essays, discovered by B. J. Kirkpatrick (Woolf's bibliographer) and Dr. Mary Lyon (author of Virginia Woolf as Critic). The text is divided into two sections: "The Art of Biography," which includes "Money and Love," "Poe's Helen," and "Waxworks at the Abbey," and "The Royal Academy;" and "The Art of Fiction," which includes "Hours in a Library," "Impassioned Prose," and "The Anatomy of Fiction." The title Granite and Rainbow is a reference to the life of an artist. Specifically, Virginia identified Vanessa's nature as having a complex combination of vulnerability and granitic strength. During her lifetime, Woolf wrote many articles on writing and literature for serial publications, many of which were published in her The Common Reader series (1925 and 1932). After Virginia's death, her husband Leonard Woolf published her remaining essays, but managed to miss a few, which, after being discovered by Kirkpatrick and Lyon, were published together in this volume. Like many of her published works, Granite and Rainbow was edited by her husband, published through her own press, and wrapped in a dust jacket designed by her sister, all of which reinforce the highly personal nature of Woolf's writing and creative process.. Illus. by Bell, Vanessa. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures

      New York: Harper and Brothers. (1958). First. First edition. A little age-toning on the boards, near fine in near fine, first issue dustwrapper with two short tears. Inscribed (but not signed) by Updike on the front endpaper to Janet Pott: "For dearest J. in grateful memory of her many kindnesses to two very young Americans in Oxford, 1955." Laid in is an index card, evidently from the recipient's daughter, stating: "This should be in the Updike section. The inscription is from John U. & wife to Janet. And see p. 30. Genetics sometimes plays tricks." The poem on page 30, "Time's Fool," is about Janet's husband, Frederick Alexander Pott. Updike had been befriended by the Potts while in England and the poem and the book express his thanks. Updike's first book, a volume of poems written in Oxford while on a Knox Fellowship, just before returning to the United States to join the staff of The New Yorker. A wonderful early association copy of the author's first book. .

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