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        Lolita.

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [1958]. Octavo. Original black cloth-backed grey patterned boards, titles to spine gilt, red endpapers, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom red flat-back box. Foxing to boards and edges, spotting to first few pages. A very good copy in the slightly toned jacket with small chip to foot of rear panel, a couple of short closed tears and rubbing to extremities. First US edition, seventh impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Gary Simpson, from Vladimir Nabokov". Nabokov's masterpiece was first published in Paris in 1955. This edition, first issued earlier the same year, was the first full appearance of Lolita in the US (part of it had been excerpted in the Anchor Review in 1957), and it contains some minor textual revisions from the Paris edition and a new afterword, in which Nabokov recounts his difficulties in having the book published in America.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Candy

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1958. First Edition. Paperback. Near fine. 1st edition, 1st binding and the 1st issue of it with the price on the back unadulterated. Original wrappers, slight wear, short and light vertical crease at the bottom of the front cover (see photograph, it's accurate), else near fine. An unintentional burlesque of Voltaire's Candide, circumnavigating 18 year old Candy (the young woman), warm, kind, nubile, agreeable, uninhibited and unsophisticated, a blithe spirit who passes life's troubles like a freight train passes a hobo, softer than a chocolate covered marshmallow Santa Claus, affectionate as a wet dog, harder to ignore than an unscratchable itch, with a beautiful face unclouded by thought, a body so perfect it would break the heart of John Calvin, a smile that could open a clam at 20 paces, and kissed more often than a Mafia capo's hand, and by much the same kind of people. `.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        The Last Works of Henri Matisse; Texts by Pierre Reverdy and by Georges Duthuit

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1958. First American edition. Hardcover. Orig. illustrated boards. Very good in chipped dust wrapper lacking 12 centimeters at lower spine. Matisse, Henri. 146 pages in text. 37 x 27 cm. This volume originally constituted Number 35/36 of Verve in the French edition, which reproduced 40 lithographs after cut-outs by Matisse, and reproductions after Matisse's paper collages and drawings, including 9 double-page plates, 1 triple sheet, and 3 quadruple foldouts. Reproduces his later colored pochoir work from 1950-1854, the cover specially designed for Matisse, the color lithography printed by Mourlot. Reverdy, an influential French cubist poet, was the publisher of the important dadaist/surrealist journal Nord-Sud, and at one time was a roommate of Picasso. His first collaboration with Matisse came in 1918 when he published Les Jockeys Camoufles, Trois Poemes par Monsieur Pierre Reverdy, and a testament to a lifelong friendship. Nicks to joints, rubbing to backstrip extremities.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Living City

      New York: Horizon Press, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed. First edition, first printing. Very Good, in a likely supplied Near Fine price-clipped jacket. Signed by Frank Lloyd Wright "To Wolfgang Foges at Taliesin, with esteem" and dated the year of publication. Cloth shows fading at spine, soiling at front and light edge wear. Boards show several surface scratches. Corners worn. Pages toned. Fold-out at front is intact. The dust jacket shows fading to the spine and light edge wear, with several small chips. Presents well, though the jacket is in nicer shape than the book itself.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Dr No

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1958. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, Honeychile silhouette to front board in brown. With the dust jacket. Very light foxing to endpapers. An excellent copy in the slightly foxed dust jacket, spine slightly faded, extremities slightly rubbed and nicked. First edition, first impression, second state. This copy is in the second state binding, with the "Honeychile" silhouette printed on the front board in a dark reddish-brown, in conformity with other titles in the series with designs on the front board.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Dharma Bums

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Les Américains

      Paris, Delpire 1958 - Achevé d'imprimé le 15 mai 1958. Cinquième opus de la collection "Encyclopédie essentielle" réalisé par Robert Delpire et Jacques Monory. Cartonnage d'éditeur illustré avec un détail d'un dessin de Saül Steinberg, 190 x 215mm. 174 pages, 83 photographies n/b reproduites en héliogravure avec le texte en regard. Textes de Simone de Beauvoir, Bernard Iddings Bell, John Brown, Erskine Caldwell, F. R. de Chateaubriand, Stephen Crane, John Dewey, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, André Maurois, Henry Miller, Franklin-D. Roosevelt, Claude Roy, André Siegfried, John Steinbeck, Adlaï Stevenson, Alexis de Tocqueville, Harry S. Truman, George Washington, Walt Whitman, Richard Wright etc. réunis et présentés par Alain Bosquet. Exlibris à l'encre sur la page de titre, cartonnage légèrement jauni, un choc au coin supérieur du premier plat et à la coiffe supérieure. Ref: Schweizer Fotobücher, page 218; Parr & Badger Vol. 1, page 247; Auer, page 375; The Open Book, page 172. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Chambre Noire]
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        L'Envers et L'endroit

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

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Balcony; [Le Balcon]

      New York: Grove Press, 1958. First Edition. 1/4 Cloth. Fine/very good. 1st edition in English of the expressionist play. The book is fine, the original acetate dustjacket has some small chips and tears, but even unprinted, transparent jackets are an essential component in the collecting of post-modern books. The 1956 Paris edition (the editio princeps), is abundant. Contrarily, our book is one of 26 lettered copies signed by Genet, and it's self-evidently scarce in any condition, and scarcer in jacket. Suppose by now you have surmised that the asides in this catalog are not a values-free inquiry, but if you haven't, what follows, should leave no doubt. Being unaware that there are intricacies to be understood within any area of collecting generally, and the rare book market in particular, is the private affair of buying your books as the whims of accident take you, like playing solitary Nerf basketball in your own living room. On the other hand, recognizing that there are intricacies, and having identified quality as one of them, and still buying lesser copies when you can afford better ones, either because you let yourself be duped, or dupe yourself, is like playing pro basketball in public and betting against your own team. An adjoining trial is book descriptions that trample the truth about rarity, bibliography, or condition (it's not the sin it's the cynicism) piled on by bookselling's creepy Uncles, who lie and lie, until there is no one left to lie to. For the book buyer: Sundry styles of lying can only be identified in sundry ways, best analyzed during the untempted, coherent interval. And like a trio of guppies named Behemoth, Goliath, and Leviathan, there are 3, hard to accept, paradoxes, each more alluring than the NY Post's "Headless Body in Topless Bar." 1. The seducer's desire to seduce is less of a threat than our desire to be seduced. 2. The deceiver's unscrupulousness is less of a threat than our childishly energized curiosity to investigate the deception. 3. The liar's need to think of us as inferior is less of a threat than our need to feel so smart (or so important) that we need to be lied to. For the bookseller: "The fallacy of composition" is one of Maynard Keynes economic laws, bearing down upon the little world of antiquarian books in a degenerating spiral through fib-filled catalog or online descriptions. Keynes law states that a strategy designed in the conviction that what works for one will work for all is a fallacy. An oft-used example is that if a single bank hoards cash it will be more financially stable, but if all banks hoard cash the economy will collapse. Another is that if 1 person stands up at a baseball game, that person can see better, but if everyone stands up, none can see better and all are less comfortable. By extrapolation then, if one book cataloger always lies in his or her narratives, that seller may profit for awhile, although eventually the only customers they will have left are the kind of idiots who, in an imagined emergency, frantically search Google for 911's phone number, and this idiot club will reinforce the liar's notion that all librarians and collectors are stupid. But if most catalogers lie, the entire field is corrupted, the confidence of all buyers is lost, and they fade away as certainly as the pastel Easter bunny colors on the spine of a sunstruck dustjacket. Seeking to grasp the macro by surveying the micro, I'll isolate, and fix on, physical accounts (condition), though misuse of "rare" is just as bad (only an inept con calls a book rare when 5 copies are plainly for sale), and deceitful bibliography is many times more depraved (it's a brazen lie to substitute 2nd issue just because a seller is afraid to admit their book is a 2nd printing). The twisting, flailing, tumble to the bottom began with the mutation from a pure definition of "fine" (a book that looks new) to a comparative one (a book noticeably nicer than the median considering its age), and this warp traces back to the early 19th century, and for 100 years after, it was a handy way for buyers to test a seller's standards, at least for those who knew (or cared) about such things (the ones disparaged by the trade as "too fussy"). By 1900 condition guidelines began to oscillate, with praise filled auction house portrayals tied to books of slightly better than middling fitness, and by the 1920s some retailers began to mimic them, then found new lows by offering books constructed like Frankenstein's creature without citing their assembly. In the '50s the pendulum swung back towards accountability, and by 1970 warranted trust was almost recovered. Then greed began to methodically overwhelm conscience, and by 1995 (hello internet) bad sellers began coming over the top rope for good buyers with every imaginable trickery permeating their descriptions, especially, but not limited to, those posted online, and the slipperiest argot has passed from one Pinocchio to another, and these emulsifiers of idioms (giving mercurial notions the strength of steel) are now armed with a war chest full of nakedly evasive terms used to square circles and mug the shell shocked shopper. So any old binding is smugly called original, the word "good" gets attached to a book that looks like a wedding cake left out in a rainstorm, the words "very good" are glibly replaced by "excellent," the word "fine" is shamelessly attached to copies with flaws (always a signal to run), repairs and restorations are depicted as a beneficial enhancement, glue sticks and scotch tape are deemed archival, the welts, bruises, and gaping wounds of outright abuse are dismissed as usual wear, or worse, buried under the sweeping refuge of "above average," and small faults are mentioned (the bone the burglar throws to the dog) while disfiguring scars are ignored, and this last technique is utilized like the blind date description that speaks the first 4 words clearly and drops the last 4, such as, "he's a great guy, except when he's angry" or (gender equality) "she's a beautiful girl, except for her face" (Book Code).

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        The Bodley Head Scott Fitzgerald. With and Introduction by J. B. Priestley. [Comprising: The Great Gatsby, The Last Tycoon, Tender is The Night, This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful The Damned, The Rich Boy, Letters and Short Stories, etc.]

      London The Bodley Head -63 1958 - First editions of this publication, 8vo., small, contemporary ownership name to each front free endpaper, else fine, publisher's orange cloth, printed dust-jackets, slight age-toning, otherwise a very fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        In hora mortis

      Otto Müller Verlag, Salzburg 1958 - "Der Mond, dicht und schwer, dicht und schwer, wie bleibt er [schweben], der Mond? -- Leonardo" -------------------------------- Erste Auflage; Schwarze O.Broschur; 8°; 30 S.; Fadengeheftet; Gedruckt auf starkem Papier; Enthält die gedruckte Widmung: "Meinem einzigen und wirklichen Freund G. L. [Gerhard Lampersberg], dem ich im richtigen Augenblick begegnet bin."; Ober- und Unterkanten minimal berieben und nachgedunkelt; Innen sehr sauber; Altersgemäß gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung Klaus Bittner GmbH]
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        The Suffrage of Elvira

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1958. First. Hard Cover. Yes. First edition. Blue paper-covered hardcover with spine lettered in gilt. 240 pp. The author's second novel and scarcest book. A novel set in Trinidad. A tight, near fine example, trace of shelf wear and a small ink notation on the front free endpaper. In bright dust jacket, price clipped and with 3/4" chip missing for head of spine and very minor wear at the extremities. Quite presentable indeed.

      [Bookseller: The Old Book Shop of Bordentown (ABNJ)]
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        The Echoing Grove

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

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        ANNALI DELLA SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA Serie II Vol XXVII LETTERE, STORIA E FILOSOFIA

      PISA: SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA, 1958. BROSSURA. BUONO. 21 28. I II USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        The Balcony; [Le Balcon]

      New York: Grove Press, 1958. First Edition. 1/4 Cloth. Fine/very good. 1st edition in English of the expressionist play. The book is fine, the original acetate dustjacket has some small chips and tears, but even unprinted, transparent jackets are an essential component in the collecting of post-modern books. The 1956 Paris edition (the editio princeps), is abundant. Contrarily, our book is one of 26 lettered copies signed by Genet, and it's self-evidently scarce in any condition, and scarcer in jacket. Suppose by now you have surmised that the asides in this catalog are not a values-free inquiry, but if you haven't, what follows, should leave no doubt. Being unaware that there are intricacies to be understood within any area of collecting generally, and the rare book market in particular, is the private affair of buying your books as the whims of accident take you, like playing solitary Nerf basketball in your own living room. On the other hand, recognizing that there are intricacies, and having identified quality as one of them, and still buying lesser copies when you can afford better ones, either because you let yourself be duped, or dupe yourself, is like playing pro basketball in public and betting against your own team. An adjoining trial is book descriptions that trample the truth about rarity, bibliography, or condition (it's not the sin it's the cynicism) piled on by bookselling's creepy Uncles, who lie and lie, until there is no one left to lie to. For the book buyer: Sundry styles of lying can only be identified in sundry ways, best analyzed during the untempted, coherent interval. And like a trio of guppies named Behemoth, Goliath, and Leviathan, there are 3, hard to accept, paradoxes, each more alluring than the NY Post's "Headless Body in Topless Bar." 1. The seducer's desire to seduce is less of a threat than our desire to be seduced. 2. The deceiver's unscrupulousness is less of a threat than our childishly energized curiosity to investigate the deception. 3. The liar's need to think of us as inferior is less of a threat than our need to feel so smart (or so important) that we need to be lied to. For the bookseller: "The fallacy of composition" is one of Maynard Keynes economic laws, bearing down upon the little world of antiquarian books in a degenerating spiral through fib-filled catalog or online descriptions. Keynes law states that a strategy designed in the conviction that what works for one will work for all is a fallacy. An oft-used example is that if a single bank hoards cash it will be more financially stable, but if all banks hoard cash the economy will collapse. Another is that if 1 person stands up at a baseball game, that person can see better, but if everyone stands up, none can see better and all are less comfortable. By extrapolation then, if one book cataloger always lies in his or her narratives, that seller may profit for awhile, although eventually the only customers they will have left are the kind of idiots who, in an imagined emergency, frantically search Google for 911's phone number, and this idiot club will reinforce the liar's notion that all librarians and collectors are stupid. But if most catalogers lie, the entire field is corrupted, the confidence of all buyers is lost, and they fade away as certainly as the pastel Easter bunny colors on the spine of a sunstruck dustjacket. Seeking to grasp the macro by surveying the micro, I'll isolate, and fix on, physical accounts (condition), though misuse of "rare" is just as bad (only an inept con calls a book rare when 5 copies are plainly for sale), and deceitful bibliography is many times more depraved (it's a brazen lie to substitute 2nd issue just because a seller is afraid to admit their book is a 2nd printing). The twisting, flailing, tumble to the bottom began with the mutation from a pure definition of "fine" (a book that looks new) to a comparative one (a book noticeably nicer than the median considering its age), and this warp traces back to the early 19th century, and for 100 years after, it was a handy way for buyers to test a seller's standards, at least for those who knew (or cared) about such things (the ones disparaged by the trade as "too fussy"). By 1900 condition guidelines began to oscillate, with praise filled auction house portrayals tied to books of slightly better than middling fitness, and by the 1920s some retailers began to mimic them, then found new lows by offering books constructed like Frankenstein's creature without citing their assembly. In the '50s the pendulum swung back towards accountability, and by 1970 warranted trust was almost recovered. Then greed began to methodically overwhelm conscience, and by 1995 (hello internet) bad sellers began coming over the top rope for good buyers with every imaginable trickery permeating their descriptions, especially, but not limited to, those posted online, and the slipperiest argot has passed from one Pinocchio to another, and these emulsifiers of idioms (giving mercurial notions the strength of steel) are now armed with a war chest full of nakedly evasive terms used to square circles and mug the shell shocked shopper. So any old binding is smugly called original, the word "good" gets attached to a book that looks like a wedding cake left out in a rainstorm, the words "very good" are glibly replaced by "excellent," the word "fine" is shamelessly attached to copies with flaws (always a signal to run), repairs and restorations are depicted as a beneficial enhancement, glue sticks and scotch tape are deemed archival, the welts, bruises, and gaping wounds of outright abuse are dismissed as usual wear, or worse, buried under the sweeping refuge of "above average," and small faults are mentioned (the bone the burglar throws to the dog) while disfiguring scars are ignored, and this last technique is utilized like the blind date description that speaks the first 4 words clearly and drops the last 4, such as, "he's a great guy, except when he's angry" or (gender equality) "she's a beautiful girl, except for her face" (Book Code).

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        ALS Georgie Hyde-Lees to Thomas Parkinson, April 1, 1958. RE: William Butler Yeats

      Dublin, Ireland: Georgie Hyde-Lees, 1958. Hand-written Letter with original autograph, 7" x 5.5" 2 pp., Inked Front & Back on Watermarked Wove Paper with Cuala Press lettehead, Very Good with minor creasing. Provenance: Peter Howard, Serendipity Books, Berkeley.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        BELOVED INFIDEL: The Education of a Woman

      Henry Holt and Company, New York 1958 - The first of three memoirs Graham (1904-88) about her intimate relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald during the last years of his life. The legendary writer died at age 44 in Graham's Hollywood apartment. Includes ten photographs and illustrations. This copy is inscribed by Graham to Nicholas Patrick Beck, a noted Fitzgerald collector and scholar, who was also a journalism professor at California State University, Los Angeles. Accompanied by a signed photograph of Sheilah Graham with her infant daughter Wendy and two holographic letters from Graham to Beck. In the first, a 1987 holiday card, Graham thanks Beck for "the tapes" and alludes to problems with a producer: "Sidney Skolsky said after he was gyped by the producer - Sidney Buchman on 'The Jolson Story' - God and one other will take care of him. They did - poor Sidney [Buchman] branded as a communist, which I think he was, was ruined." In the other, dated the following year, she informs Beck that she is leaving Palm Beach for New York, where she was scheduled to have leg surgery. She died in November of that year. Octavo. Original black cloth over blue cloth binding, with black and green titles. The dust jacket is price-clipped, with some very mild edgewear. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: johnson rare books & archives, ABAA]
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        Nightwood

      London: Faber and Faber, 1958. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. Inscribed in black ink to former owner who correspondended with the author about The Antiphon in the early sixties: "With regards to / Nancy Mazzocco, / and the author's thanks, / [signed] Djuna Barnes / May 1961." Second edition, early printing. 239pp. Original purple cloth with red stamping and gilt lettering. Fine in Very Good+ unclipped dust jacket, spine toned, a bit chipped at head and worn at tips. The author's best-known work, now widely regarded as one of the best gay and lesbian-themed 20th Century novels.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        IO, IN RUSSIA E IN CINA

      VALLECCHI, FIRENZE 1958 - ITALIANO Sovraccoperta con alette, plastificata, a protezione del volume, con lievi segni di impurità e lieve scurimento del dorso, strappato alla testa. Vaghe macchie di umidità su alcune pagine ed inserimento di tavole fuori testo. Tagli ingialliti con fioritura. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      Random House, New York 1958 - Stated First Printing. The book is in fine condition; and in a near fine dust jacket, with some tanning to spine, a few tiny closed tears, and light edge wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

      Harper and Brothers, 1958. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Harper & Brothers, New York 1958. First Edition / Early Printing. The printing code "E-H" is printed on the copyright page. Cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.50. Book Condition: Near Fine-, light age toning, soft shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, spots, short tears. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Her Becoming

      Roma: Estratto da Botteghe Oscure N. XXI, 1958. Very Good. First separate edition, an offprint from the literary magazine Botteghe Oscure that reprints this single poem. Small octavo. Paginated as in the magazine p.183-186. Stapled printed wrappers. Ownership stamp of poet Donald Hall with his Ann Arbor, Michigan address inside rear wrap, a couple of spots of foxing on the wrappers, faint bend in upper corner, but overall at least very good. Inscribed by Roethke: "To Donald Hall - best regards - Theodore Roethke." Offprints of this sort were usually issued in very limited numbers for the author's own use; this copy with an association between two major American poets. Hall wrote the introduction to the definitive biography of Roethke by Allan Seager, The Glass House: The Life of Theodore Roethke. Very uncommon. OCLC locates six copies of this offprint over two records.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        L'Envers et L'endroit

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

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Have Space Suit - Will Travel

      Scribners, NY 1958 - First Edition. First issued DJ with "$2.95" on front flap. Bound in orange publisher's cloth with black decorative stamp on the front board and black titling to spine. Pictorial dustjacket with art by Ed Emshwiller, not price clipped, in protective mylar. Book Condition: Near Fine: Bright, clean boards. Lightly rubbed edges. Softened spine ends with the slightest bit of board exposure to the foot. Lightly tanned text block with some very light discoloration along the edges of the textblock. Overall, a handsome copy. / DJ Condition: Near Fine: Bright, clean dustjacket. Not price clipped. In protective mylar. Tanning along the edges of the flap and interior. Light shelfwear. A few tiny closed tears along the spine head. Light color transfer to some areas of the interior from interaction with the publisher's cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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        Things Fall Apart

      First edition. Original dark red cloth, gilt. Wrapper design by C.W. Bacon. Small ink ownership to fly. D/w tanned to spine and edges. Tiny wear to the head of the spine. Near fine in near fine dust-wrapper.A lovely copy of the author's first novel. A classic of modern African literature. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        Endgame; a play in one act, followed by Act Without Words, a mime for one player

      Grove Press Inc., New York, 1958 - One of 100 specially bound numbered copies Fine copy (slight darkening to gutter where limitation page bound in as usual) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        La Sainte Bible (Grande Édition Illustrée De La Bible De Jérusalem Illustrée Par André Balint)

      Editions Labergerie 1958 - Ouvrage orné de 3000 gravures et de 45 hors-texte gravés d'après les monotypes lithographiques originaux d'André Balint. Il a été tiré de l'édition princeps de la "Grande édition illustrée de la Bible de Jérusalem" 5000 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 5000 sur vélin crème. Ouvrage orné de 3000 gravures et de 45 hors-texte gravés d'après les monotypes lithographiques originaux d'André Balint. Reproduction intégrale pour la traduction de l'édition major de la Bible de Jérusalem des Editions du Cerf, pour les références, notes, reproduction du texte édité chez Desclée de Brouwer. Cet exemplaire porte le n°653/5000. Editions Labergerie, 1955 pour le texte & 1958 pour les illustrations. 1362 pp. Reliure plein cuir vert un petit peu blanchi par endroit. Bords, coins, coiffes et leurs angles un peu râpés par endroit. Tranches dorées. Intérieur, texte et très belles illustrations en très bon état. Très fort volume. 28 x 36 x 8cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres de Toujours]
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        Theory and History

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

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        Dr. No

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. First printing. A NF/F copy in a NF/F price-clipped dust jacket. First state printing with all points of issue satisfied: no 'Dancing Lady' design on the front board; dust jacket with author's name in black on spine with four short paragraphs on front flap and blank rear flap except for the reference to the jacket artist Pat Marriott. Basis for the 1962 film directed by Terence Young and starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress and Bernard Lee. An attractive and collectible copy that appears unread.. First Edition. Hard Cover. NF/F/NF/F.

      [Bookseller: Acorn Books]
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