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        THE RUBÁIYÁT (RUBAIYAT) OF OMAR KHAYYÁM (KHAYYAM). Edward Fitzgerald's Translation Reprinted from the First Edition with His Preface and Notes. Limited Edition

      Golden Cockrel,, 1958. Near Fine. A Near Fine hardback First Edition thus Illustrated LIMITED TO 200 COPIES. THIS IS No. 67 of 75 SPECIALLY BOUND WITH AN EXTRA SET OF 7 PLATES AND TWO ADDITIONAL PLATES NOT PRINTED IN THE BOOK. This edition has been designed, produced and published by Christopher Sandford. The type is Caslon's Old Face type and the presswork of the type and collotypes on Millbourn pure-rag paper are by The Chiswick Press. The binding is by Mansell's. Bound in full red leather with gilt lettering spine, gilt illustration front cover, top edge gilt. Minimal sun spine. The plates are in a Fine matching red cloth pocket. The book and pocket are housed in a Near Fine red cloth covered slipcase with mild sun. 4to. 35 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Stimulated Optical Radiation in Ruby

      London: Macmillan. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of the announcement of the first successful laser. The blueprint for the laser proposed by Townes and Schawlow in December 1958 "led several groups to try building a laser... Success came first to Theodore H. Maiman... He fired bright pulses from a photographer's flash lamp to excite chromium atoms in a crystal of synthetic ruby, a material he chose because he had studied carefully how it absorbed and emitted light and calculated that it should work as a laser. On May 16, 1960, he produced red pulses from a ruby rod about the size of a fingertip. "While lasers quickly caught the public imagination, perhaps for their similarity to the 'heat rays' of science fiction, practical applications took years to develop. A young physicist named Irnee D'Haenens, while working with Maiman on the ruby laser, joked that the device was 'a solution looking for a problem,' and the line lingered in the laser community for many years" (Britannica). Today, of course, lasers are ubiquitous, with a myriad of applications from medicine and science, to engineering and entertainment. They have become one of the essential components of the modern technological age. IN: Nature, Vol 187, no. 4736, pp. 493-4. One full issue, August 6, 1960. London: Macmillan, 1960. Quarto, modern half-morocco, bound without original wrappers. Stamp on general title, otherwise fine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Alfred & Guinevere

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1958. Octavo. Original green cloth and grey boards, titles to spine and upper board gilt, decoration to upper board blind stamped, green endpapers. Line drawings by Paul Sagsoorian throughout. An excellent copy in the slightly tanned and chipped dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Irma with love from Jimmy, Feb 25, 1958".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Hicksville, N.Y.: Gnome Press,. [1958]. Octavo,. boards.. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Text block. age-darkened, else a fine copy in nearly fine first state dust jacket. (with the publisher's address "80 East 11th St., New York 3" at. bottom of rear panel) with 18 mm closed tear at lower front spine. fold. (#133433). 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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Plafondentwurf im Queroval: Hochzeit des Dionysos und der Ariadne, in den vier Zwickeln Szenen mit spielenden Putten.

      . Aquarell und Pinsel in Grau und Braun, über leichter Bleistiftskizze, auf Bütten mit Wz: VRYHEYT Pro Patria (Heawood 3149). 20,2 x 28 cm. Vergleichsliteratur: A. Staring, Jacob de Wit. Amsterdam, 1958, Abb 43, 45, 49, 64, 66, 68, 69, 74-76 und 91).E. Starcky, Inventaire General des Dessins des Ecoles du Nord. Paris, Louvre 1988, Nr. 320-323 mit Abb.. "Jacob de Wit war in seiner Zeit nicht nur der beste, sondern auch der produktivste niederländische Deckenmaler. Die hunderte von Zeichnungen, die von ihm erhalten sind, bestehen dann auch zu einem beträchtlichen Teil aus Deckenentwürfen. Wenn ein Plafondentwurf ausgeführt wurde, schrieb De Wit meistens auf die Rückseite der Zeichnung den Namen des Auftraggebers und das Jahr, in dem die Decke gemalt wurde. (Kat. "Alte Zeichnungen aus dem Kupferstichkabinett der Universität zu Leiden". Amsterdam, 1986, p. 260). Da dieser Vermerk bei der vorliegenden Zeichnung fehlt, ist es sehr gut möglich, daß dieser Deckenentwurf niemals in Malerei ausgeführt wurde. Eine Datierung ist nur annähernd zu geben, da de Wits stilistische Entwicklung sehr gleichmäßig verlief.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Der Verkündigungsengel erscheint den schlafenden Hirten auf dem Felde, im Hintergrund - skizzenhaft angedeutet - die Heilige Familie mit dem Jesuskind.

      . Feder in Braun, braun und grau laviert, mit brauner Feder umrandet, auf Bütten, auf Sammlungsuntersatz montiert. 11,1:10,5 cm. Vorzeichnung für eine Illustration, möglicherweise für die Bibel. Vergleichsliteratur: W. Bernt, Die niederländischen Zeichner des 17. Jahrhunderts. 2 Bände. München, 1958, Bd. II, Nr. 375 und 376 mit Abb.; Ausst. Katalog: Niederländische Zeichnungen vom 15. bis 19. Jahrhundert im Wallraf-Richartz-Museum Köln. Köln 1983, Nr. 172-178 mit Abb.. Luyken war Zeichner und Buchillustrator. Sein gestochenes Werk umfasst mehr als 3000 Blätter. Er illustrierte religiöse Werke, vor allem die Bibel, geschichtliche und allegorische Werke sowie Reisebeschreibungen. Zahlreich sind seine Federzeichnungen, Entwürfe für seine Buchillustrationen, die sich durch Erfindungsreichtum und Kompositionsgabe auszeichnen.

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        Dr. No

      London Jonathan Cape, 1958-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. First Edition, First Printing with "First Published 1958" on copyright page, with no mention of subsequent printings. In a second state dust jacket with the author's name printed in white on the spine. In Good+ condition. Clean text. Sound binding. Light soiling to end papers. Light lean to spine. Boards are lightly scuffed; spot to rear board. Side edge of page block shows light foxing, with a small stain to the bottom edge that does not intrude into the pages themselves. The dust jacket shows light edge wear, wear to head of spine and along the folds, as well as a few small areas of wear to the front panel; the rear panel shows rubbing and a few small stains. A nice copy overall, presents well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Signed original drawing, in] Heads, Figures and Ideas. With a comment by Geoffrey Grigson

      London / Greenwich, Connecticut:: George Rainbird / New York Graphic Society,, 1958.. First edition. Folio, 340 x 490 mm. Publisher's full natural morocco, stamped in red on the cover and spine, after Moore's autograph. Fine condition; this copy does not have the slipcase and the body of book is not signed by Moore. Copy 20, one of the first 27 special copies, containing a signed original drawing as well as a signed lithograph, from the limited edition of 150 copies.. The drawing, in sepia ink, on white wove paper, signed “Moore 56” is titled “Seated Figures 1955-1956,” and is cited as AG 55-56.75 / HMF 2814 in the catalogue raisonné of Moore's drawings. It measures 235 x 292 mm. and is mounted to a piece of brown Ingres paper (260 x 315 mm.). The lithograph is "Thirteen Standing Figures", 1958, (CGM 41) produced in an edition of 150, it measures 250 x 305 mm. "64 unnumbered pages of Grosvenor Chater's Chariot offset cartridge in eight signatures of 8 with endpapers designed by the artist. The deluxe edition contains [the lithograph] CGM 41 tipped on to p.[1]. In the first twenty-seven copies a single sheet of grey Ingres paper with a drawing attached is mounted between the endpapers and p.[1]. The first four copies have other drawings mounted throughout the book; these copies are bound in red morocco with the title blocked in blue-grey on the front and the publication date on the spine. The next twenty-three copies are bound in beige morocco with the title blocked in red on the front and the artist's signature and publication date on the spine. The edition of 150 deluxe copies, numbered in ink on the recto of the second mounted sheet, comprises: 27 copies numbered 1 to 27 with CGM 41 numbered 1/150 to 27/150 and an original drawing 123 copies numbered 28 to 150 with CGM 41 numbered 28/150 to 150/150. CGM 41 was printed by Curwen Studio, London 1958. Text printed by the Curwen Press, London. The books were bound and the slipcases made by Zaehnsdorf, London" From the Henry Moore web site.

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        Die Cactaceae: Handbuch der Kakteenkunde.Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1958-1962. 6 volumes. 8vo. With 3550 illustrations in the text and 255 plates. Publisher's original green cloth, with dust jackets, in 2 slipcases.

      Still an unsurpassed standard work. The result of 25 years of investigation and 7 international expeditions. Most of the illustrations are black & white half-tones (from photographs) but there are several 4-colour half-tones, colour diagrams, etc. The dust jacket for each of the 6 volumes has a different 4-colour half-tone on the front. A very good set, with only a few small tears and reinforcements in the dust jackets. The classic cactus reference.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      Random House, 1958. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1958. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings. Yellow cloth boards. First issue jacket priced at $3.50. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, clean pages. Spots on the boards, age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots. Light chipping at the jacket spine. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Monty Woodpig and his bubblebuzz car

      Edmund Ward, 1958. Hardcover. Good/GOOD. 1958. 64 pages. Red cloth with red pictorial dust jacket. Scuffing to ffep, school stamp and small inscription to ffep; very likely ex-school-library. Light tanning and foxing to end papers and text pages. Very slight chipping to a few pages. Boards have moderate edge wear with corner bumping. 1 colour image plate frontispiece. The dust jacket has moderate wear with some chips and rips to edges and spine. Tears and crease-wear along edges prominent, slight loss at top of the DJ spine. Scuffing to all sides and creasing to boarder. Corners lightly bumped.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Poems and Drawings (Inscribed with ALS laid in)

      New Haven: Readymade Press, 1958. The author’s unpaged poems in original German with his English translation produced one year after he retired from teaching at Yale. It is inscribed as follows: "Inscribed for Donna Hoodin/ by the author, Josef Albers." Laid in is a handwritten letter on his letterhead with his New Haven address to Mrs. Hoodin dated 3/7/1959 "Dear Mrs. Hoodin, I am very sorry to be this late--later than I meant to But I hope just as much that I am not too late. I gave you one of the very last copies--produced for university members--but (again but) I misplaced your note saying the name for whom I was to sign the books--please let me know once more and I will send the book quickly." With thanks for your interest and best regards, yours J Albers." Robert Rauschenberg later identified Albers as his most important teacher. Buckminster Fuller in a three page memorial wrote that he was not only great for his "aesthetic integrity" but his mastery of color harmonies (a lecture on which Fuller says he was fortunate enough to hear in 1948). Fuller notes his remarkable history from his role as teacher during the German Bauhaus period (1923-1933) to his creative period at Black Mountain to his long career at Yale. Bound in original tan printed paper wraps (dust jacket style) A few tiny spots to rear panel and few minor spots to front panel. A Very nice copy.. Original Paper Wrps. Very Good/Very Good. 0blong Octavo.

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        The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures; Poems

      New York: Harpers, 1958. First Edition in the first edition dust jacket with only the tiniest rubbing at base of spine. Jacket is near perfect with tiniest amount of wear at top of front panel. Protected in mylar cover. Clean throughout. Identified as First Edition with original dust jacket price (unclipped) of $2.75 and with the line in the biography on the rear flap "with a wife and two small children:.. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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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. Edges of boards very slightly rubbed with some small bumps, Boards and contents overall bright and fresh. An attractive copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a closed tear and associated creasing to the edges, soiling to front top edge and flap folds, chip to top spine end, a very good copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Original Artwork for the Dustwrapper of The Elopement

      London: Peter Davies, 1958. Val Biro's finished artwork for the first edition d/w of this book, image 8" x 9.7", in gouache on artboard, hand-lettered, signed by Biro.. First Edition Artwork. No Book/Original Dustjacket Artwork. Illus. by Val Biro.

      [Bookseller: David Schutte]
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        Flash and Filigree

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1958. Andre Deutsch, London, 1958. Proof Edition. Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 205 pp., brown printed wrappers, light foxing on first and last leaves and fore-edge and base edge, internally clean and bright. Advance proof copy of the first edition, preceding American publication. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Please refer to the accompanying picture Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0204365. .

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      Highlands: Jonathan Williams, 1958.. Highlands: Jonathan Williams, 1958.. Narrow large octavo. Decorated wrappers. Wrappers a trace soiled and marked, but very good in lightly worn and nicked acetate wrapper. First edition, trade issue. One of 450 copies. With prefatory essays by William Carlos Williams, Kenneth Rexroth, and Denise Levertov. An uncommon presentation copy, inscribed and signed by Loy: "To Harold & Mae Rosenberg with greetings from Mina Loy." Art critic Harold Rosenberg served as art editor of the American Guide series for the WPA, and was, in later years, among the most active proponents of Abstract Impressionism.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      Random House, New York 1958 - New York: Random House, 1958. Full leather. One volume. Octavo. Truman Capote. Breakfast at Tiffany's . First Edition. Recently in full pink morocco with onlay of Audrey Hepburn on front cover decorated with chips of diamonds to necklace and crown by the Chelsea Bindery, all edges gilt in silver, raised bands, gilt title, protected and housed velvet bag. Beautiful bound First Edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Linear Programming and Economic Analysis.

      McGraw-Hill Company, Inc., New York 1958 - First edition of this classic text. Octavo, original gray cloth. Signed by both Paul A. Samuelson and Robert M. Solow on the title page. In near fine condition. Linear programming has been one of the most important postwar developments in economic theory, but until publication of the Linear Programming and Economic Analysis, no text offered a comprehensive treatment of the many facets of the relationship of linear programming to traditional economic theory. This book was the first to provide a wide-ranging survey of such important aspects of the topic as the interrelations between the celebrated von Neumann theory of games and linear programming, and the relationship between game theory and the traditional economic theories of duopoly and bilateral monopoly. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poorhouse Fair

      Knopf, 1958. Knopf, 1958. First Edition (first printing). The first novel by the author of the RABBIT novels and THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, a story which concerns the lives of a handful of eccentric people in a central New Jersey poorhouse on the morning of the annual fair. Near Fine/Near Fine -- a tiny bit of crimping at the head of the dust jacket spine. Otherwise, a very bright, clean copy. Inscribed by Updike to a well known British journalist, as follows: "for David Hepworth best wishes John Updike" on the front free end paper. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        THE HORN

      New York: Random House, [1958].. New York: Random House, [1958].. Cloth and boards. Textblock faintly tanned, binding faintly dusty, but a very good copy in shelfworn (supplied) dust jacket. First edition of Holmes's second novel, an essential work in the field of jazz fiction and one of the major works of fiction of the Beat Generation. The printed Dedication reads "For Shirley, who listened and for Jack Kerouac, who talked." This is one of the two potential dedication copies, inscribed by Holmes to his wife on 11 July 1958: " ... For Shirley -- because of bright nights during a cold winter - in Le Downbeat [/] and for her birthday and our love John." In a 1977 letter to his bibliographer about the gestation of the novel, Holmes noted: "Shirley's moist eyes when she finished the last chapter in manuscript made it worth it." The whereabouts of the other dedication copy (to Kerouac) is unknown to this cataloguer.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Vallauris - France: Picture by Picasso has mount at the new Unesco Building. Original photography; silver gelatine print (1958). Size: 17,0 x 24,0 cm. On verso mounted label: "1452/16 - France - Vallauris - 28 Mars 1958. Montage de l'oeuvre de Picasso qui doit d'ecorer le nouvel edificio de l'Unesco: detail de cette peinture". On verso too Unesco image stamp with handwritten note: "Morath Magnum". - Minor using; excellent print. - Please note IMAGE.

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      London: Faber and Faber, 1958 London: Faber and Faber, 1958. First Edition. About fine in a dust jacket with very minor wear. Inscribed by the author in 1962.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. ]
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        Autographed Letter Signed on personal letterhead

      New York, 1958. New York, 1958. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), 8.5 x 5.5 inches, 294 West 11th Street, New York City, no date, circa 1958. Written to fellow artist and acclaimed sculptor Robert Laurent, in small part: "...I'm sending the painting out immediately - unfortunately I have no frame to fit it. We're looking forward to having a Laurent in our collection - Do you think you'll be in New York before the 15th? If not - you can leave the torso at the Rosenberg Galleries - or Mary Kellner - whichever is more convenient..." Two horizontal folds; small crease on the lower left corner. Very good condition. American artist who is celebrated for his intimate portraits, still lifes, and landscapes in both the abstract and impressionist style.

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        Miranda the Panda is on the Veranda

      New York: Coward McCann, 1958. New York: Coward McCann,, 1958. Octavo. Original brown cloth boards, titles to front board black. With the pictorial dust jacket. An excellent copy with a tiny remainder mark on the bottom edge, in a bright jacket with a few nicks, a few closed tears to top edges, spine lightly toned. First edition, first state in a varient binding. Highsmith's scarce children's story. Written early in her career with her lover at the time, Doris Sanders. The two composed the book near the end of their relationship. A book of rhyme starting with Miranda the Panda is on the Veranda and ending with A mink wink.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Paris: Olympia Press 1958. Paris: Olympia Press 1958, 1958 Paris: Olympia Press, 1958. First edition. 12mo, green perfect-bound wrappers, 189 pp. Near Fine; touch peripheral wear. Please see scans. Bearing the later price overstamp. Scarce first edition - if you're here, you know the story of the bannings, burnings, and later pirate and non-pirate editions. The story of a naive and gorgeous young blonde girl - who quickly finds out in exactly what way we men are all, instantly and always, the same - borrows its plot structure from Voltaire's Candide and uses that strangely juxtaposed vehicle to shine a light on all the vagaries of modern western life which beg to be lampooned. Considered by many, then and now, to be a classic of "black (dark) humor". In 2006, Playboy Magazine included Candy on its list of the "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written". Handsome and rare specimen of a title that is en route to becoming royalty. Please review scans. L52n

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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      New York: Random House, 1958. New York: Random House,, 1958. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine against black ground. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the spine-tanned jacket with a few small chips and tiny tears along top end of spine. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Poems and Drawings

      New Haven: The Readymade Press, (1958). New Haven: The Readymade Press, (1958). Near fine in wrappers in a near fine rice paper jacket with a tiny chip at the spine head.. First Edition. Oblong quarto. INSCRIBED by Josef Albers to gallery director Karl Lunde: "For Karl Lunde / with great pleasure / Josef Albers." Published in a limited edition of 500 copies. A collection of poems by innovative artist, educator, designer, and writer Albers, accompanied by his black-and-white graphic drawings. Designed by Norman Ives.

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      DICK AND JANE IMITATION BIG BOOK STORIES BY EMMETT BETTS NY AMERICAN BOOK DICK AND JANE IMITATION BIG BOOK STORIES BY EMMETT BETTS NY AMERICAN BOOK. WARD, ERNA. DICK AND JANE (imitation). BIG BOOK STORIES by Emmett Betts. NY: American Book Co. 1958. This is a giant sized Dick and Jane type folio made for teachers to use as display in the class. Bound in green cloth measuring 19" wide x 26" high, 28p., one page margin mend else VG-Fine. In a direct imitation of Dick and Jane, this series of Betts readers features the chldren Sue and Jimmy, Pepper the dog and the parents. Wonderfully illustrated in bright colors by Erna Ward. Rare.

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        Aventure nocturne. Cinquante bois graves. Mit 50 Orig.-Holzschnitten und 1 lose beiliegender signierter u. numerierter Orig.-Holzschnitt. Belves, Pierre Vorms 1958. 4to. Orig.-Brs. mit Deckeltitel.

      . . Eines von nur 20 römisch numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf "Chiffon d'Auvergne des Moulins Richard de Bas" mit dem zusätzlich beiliegenden signierten und numerierten Orig.-Holzschnitt "bois refuse". Schöne Folge mit nächtlichen Szenen der Großstadt. Tadellos erhalten und extrem selten. - Ritter B a 51. - Von der Gabelentz B 46.

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        Typed Letter, signed ("Jack Kerouac"), to Irving Rosenthal of the Chicago Review

      1418-1/2 Clouser St, Orlando, Fla, postmarked january 29, 1958 - Kerouac writes in response to a letter from Irving Rosenthal of the Chicago Review (a carbon of the letter is included here), who had requested a submission for an upcoming Zen-themed issue, "I do have something for your summer issue of Zen, five pages of prose about Buddhistic meditation in the woods, an excerpted chapter from my novel-in- progress entitled The Dharma Bums. Let me know if you want me to send you that, and please sorta promise you'll print it (it's highly publishable) before I type it up in the midst of 1,000 harassments and details - (5,000 word letters being exchanged with Hollywood producer, completion of novel- in-progress, etc. etc. ) (albums with Norman Granz, etc. etc.)." Kerouac would oblige Rosenthal with an excerpt of The Dharma Bums, which appeared in the Chicago Review under the title "Meditation in the Woods." Kerouac goes on to suggest that Rosenthal contact Gary Snyder and Phillip Whalen for more material for the Zen issue, and he mentions Zen scholar Alan Watts. "- I would suggest you contact that young man [Gary Snyder] because he is now on a round the world freighter on his way home from the Shokokuji Monastery in Kyoto Japan and can provide your issue with direct Zen material, the latest, poems or prose - Another strong suggestion, is, get material, prose or poetry, from a contemporary Zen Master (lay) name of Phillip Whalen - Mention to [Alan] Watts that I said that it was his duty to furnish something for your issue in order to turn the wheel of the Dharma in 1958." Whalen and Watts both appeared in The Dharma Bums (Whalen would later criticize Kerouac's "Beat Zen"), and Snyder was the model for the novel's main character, Japhy Ryder, and the embodiment of the novel's counter-culture "rucksack revolution" of wandering Zen Lunatics. "As Jack saw it, Gary's alternative life style was basically a religious way of life in The Dharma Bums -" (Charters, Kerouac, p. 293). Kerouac writes this letter from his sisters's home in Orlando, where he had gone to write The Dharma Bums, writing the entire novel in ten sittings in November of 1957 - "he thought of himself like an athlete, sticking to his typewriter grinding out 15,000 or 20,000 words at a time" (Charters, Kerouac, p. 293). Kerouac closes with a remarkable testimony to his Buddhist practice and its very close relationship to his writing, "No, I haven't made a semi- serious study of Buddhism but a very serious one indeed, in fact I've had visions and reassurances and all kinds of wild gnostic certainties handed to me. My prose will explain that." An outstanding letter, written at the height of Kerouac's fame, and touching on some of the Zen characters and experiences that were central to the writing of The Dharma Bums 8.5 x 8.5 inches. One page typed on paper. With original mailing envelope and carbon copy of Rosenthal's letter. Creased from prior folding, small holes at left margin from removed staples

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        JOSEPH CRAWHALL The Man and the Artist

      Charles Skilton Ltd, London 1958 - Number 12 of 15 copies bound in half vellum and blue cloth, gilt decorated spine with cloth label, all edges gilt, from an edition limited to 975 copies, illustrated in colour and monochrome, foreword by Sir Alfred Munnings marbled endpapers with bookplate of Alfred Appleby, A FINE COPY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Hall Bookshop, ABA ILAB PBFA BA]
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        Espagne Paienne [Signed Association Review Copy] [Pagan Spain]

      Paris: Buchet / Chastel, 1958. First edition. Wrappers. Fine. A Fine, unread, copy of the first French edition, first printing (with the usual toning to the pages), in the Publisher's original cream wrappers lettered in black and decorated in red and black, being a review Copy marked "S. P." (for "Service de Presse") on the rear wrapper, SIGNED BY RICHARD WRIGHT on the half-title and there inscribed by him to noted French Author, Journalist, Newspaper Editor, and literary and drama critic Gilbert Guilleminault as follows: "A / M. Gilbert Guilleminault / Homage de l'auteur / Richard Wright". Born in the United States, Richard Wright emigrated to France in 1946 and became a French citizen in 1947. Thereafter, Wright traveled through Europe, Asia and Africa. "Espagne Paienne", was first published in the United States as "Pagan Spain" in 1957, and then in Wright's adopted home of France, tells of a Spain in turmoil and caught in the grip Franco's dictatorship. [While Wright was born in the US, he emigrated to France and became a citizen of that country. Thus this is the "following the flag" first edition.] The pages of this copy remain uncut at the top, showing that this copy has not been read. Signed copies of the work in any language are scarce -- we never have seen a signed copy of the American edition, and Association copies scarcer still. A Fine, UNREAD , ASSOCIATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY RICHARD WRIGHT. EXTREMELY SCARCE.

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        On the Road

      London: Andre Deutsch, [1958] London: Andre Deutsch, [1958]. First English edition. 8vo. . Red cloth. Near fine in very good dust jacket, lower corner of front flap clipped, rear panel with slight soiling and two small stains, front panel, reproducing a drawing by Len Deighton, is nice and bright, with no chipping

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        The Affluent Society

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. First edition of the economist's landmark work. Octavo, original cloth with titles to the spine in silver. Boldly signed by John Kenneth Galbraith on the front free endpaper. Also laid in a signed letter dating from 1966 on Galbraith's Harvard University letterhead. Fine in a bright near fine dust jacket with light wear. A very sharp copy this book.John Kenneth Galbraith's breakthrough as a best-selling author came with "The Affluent Society" for which he was honored with the American Economic Association's prestigious presidency. The book also influenced both the Great Society program and the rise of the American "counterculture" in the 1960's. Listed on Modern Library's 100 great nonfiction books of the twentieth century. Galbraith's ideas often addressed the influence of the potential market power of large corporations (Dunn and Pressman, 2005). He believed that corporations could become price makers, rather than price takers, by weakening the accepted principle of consumer sovereignty (Galbraith, 1970). This, in turn, allowed corporations to efficiently increase the production of their goods.

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      Hollywood: Henry Jaffee Enterprises, [nd. but 1958].. Hollywood: Henry Jaffee Enterprises, [nd. but 1958].. [1],56 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on recto only. Bradbound in stencil-printed wrappers. Soft crease to upper fore-corner of last few leaves and rear wrapper, otherwise near fine. An unspecified draft of this unproduced collaborative television production. Dwan was one of the principal writers for the television version of YOU BET YOUR LIFE from 1950 through 1961, and Kanter was a seasoned veteran of screen writing and television writing, direction and production - he shared the 1955 Emmy for Best Comedy Writing for the GEORGE GOBEL SHOW. Scarce - no copies are reported in OCLC/Worldcat.

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        On the Road

      London: Andre Deutsch, [1958]. London: Andre Deutsch, [1958]. First English edition. 8vo. . Red cloth. Near fine in very good dust jacket, lower corner of front flap clipped, rear panel with slight soiling and two small stains, front panel, reproducing a drawing by Len Deighton, is nice and bright, with no chipping

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

      Doubleday, 1958. Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1958: Signed. Third Edition, in original dust jacket with price intact. Signed "Cordially Yours, Dave Embury" on the half title page, not inscribed to anyone. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Faint bump to top of page corners. Slight soiling to top edge of page block. Rear board shows a faint ding to the surface at about the center. Faint wear at corners and spine ends. The dust jacket shows light edge wear, wear at spine ends and corners, with a chip to the top rear corner, and a ding in the rear panel corresponding to the ding in the board. All in all a very lovely copy, signed by the author.

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        the next call 9. Hommage a Werkmann.

      Stuttgart, Buchhandlung Eggert 1958. - 4°, 246 nn. S., Illustr. Orig.-Halbleinen, Vorderdeckel mit kleinem Fleck, sonst schönes Exemplar, 31 Originalgraphiken, meist Holzschnitte von Werkmann, Grieshaber, Riccarda Gregor, Herbert Schwöbel, Emil Kiess, H. M. Ehrhardt, Studenten der Akademie Karlrsruhe, u. 11 farbig gedruckte Wiedergaben von Arbeiten Werkmans, im Anhang H. N. Werkman-Briefe 1940-45, zusammengestellt von J. van Loenen Martinet, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das bunte Buch.

      Wien, Österr. Jugendverlag [1958 ff].. 5 Bde. (Komplett!) gr.-4°. Mit zahlr. farb. Illustr. v. Lucia Adelsberger, Teja Aicher, Lisbeth Hölzl, Felicitas Kuhn, Monika Skidelsky u. Rosl Warzilek. OHLn. m. farb. Einbandill. Tlw. berieb. m. geringen Lagerspuren.. Vorhanden: 1. Das bunte Buch. Geschichten, Märchen und Sagen für die Jugend. 2. Aufl. 278 S.; 2. Das neue bunte Buch. Geschichten, Märchen und Sagen für die Jugend. 279 (1) S. EA.; 3. Das bunte Buch der 1000 Späße. Zwerg Bumstis lustige Abenteuer und Willibald, der Zauberlehrling. 3. Aufl. 280 S.; 4. Das interessante bunte Buch. Interessantes aus Natur und Technik gesammelt v. Josef Domyna und Friedrich Bauer. 236 (2) S. EA.; 5. Das bunte Bastelbuch. Anleitung für einfache und schwierige Bastelarbeiten. 190 (2) S. Namenszug a. d. ersten u. lezten S. EA.

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        Dr. No

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. First Editions. Two copies; one with the woman on the cover and another in undecorated cloth; very good to fine copies in dust jackets. No priority has been established for these variants.

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        Broad Peak 8047 m. Meine Bergfahrten mit Hermann Buhl.

      Salzburg, Verlag "Das Bergland-Buch",, 1958.. 1.Auflage, 359 Seiten, 3 Blatt, 9 farbige und 51 sw-Abbildungen.auf (z.T. gefalt.) Tafeln, 5 Kartenskizen, Anstiegs-Skizen, Faksimele im Text und auf Vorseite, 8° , OLwd. mit Schutzumschlag,. Schutzumschlag etwas berieben und kl. Randeinrisse, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand. - Imhof 538, Perret 3962, Yakushi, S 78 a, nicht bei AC Libr.Cat.

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