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        The Suffrage Of Elvira

      London, Andre Deutsch Ltd, 1958., 1958. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 240. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, tight, slightly sunned along extremities; Near Fine. In Near Fine pictorial dust jacket with a chip and small close tear to upper and a hint of of sun to spine. A truly lovely copy, with the original purchase invoice from Andre Deutsch Ltd. dated 6 October 1958 to someone in Sweden.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      1958. Near Fine. AUTOGRAPH LETTER COMPLETELY IN ENGLISH SIGNED BY YUKIO MISHIMA. On three leaves of onion skin paper (9.5" by 6.75" each) toned at the edges, folds and prior staple upper left. An important three page letter dated 24 June '58 in Mishima's highly legible hand. He writes to a friend concerning two personal matters, the illness of his mother--she had surgery and recovered over two months-- and his recent marriage: "I must tell you about unbelievably troublesome way of a go-between marriage in traditional Japanese custom. There were a lot of negotiations and trivial troubles between two families. At last on the 1st of June the wedding ceremony and party were given. I got marry YOKO a 21 years-old girl [sic]...". The letter was written on Mishima's return from his honeymoon and he writes further about his frustration in trying to compile a collection of Asian short stories: "I found out it is terribly hard to get new reliable informations [sic] about contemporary literature from whole Asia..." He continues in a similar vein: "I waited and waited long time, and I almost thought all inquiries became the rain sound without any echo". He writes about the replies (or lack thereof) that eventually came from several Asian countries.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        La confidence sensuelle

      Montreal, 1958. in12 broché np (eric losfeld), montreal, 1958. paperback. état: fine. first edition. 8vo -over 7¾" -9¾" tall. erotic novel. thought to have been written by isidore isou. born in romania in 1928, isou came to paris at the end of world war ii with many ideas for a renovation of all the arts, a re-visioning from the ground up. he called himself a "lettriste," a movement of which he was initially the only member. others soon joined him, and the movement continues to grow, albeit at times under a confusing number of different names. in the 1960s lettriste, lettriste-influenced works and isodore isou gained a great deal of respect in france. isou's works and letrisme were associated with the situationist branch of the anarchist family and became the art that dominated posters, barricades, even clothing in the attempted revolution of 1968. although it seemed a highly self-contained art in the post-war period, in 1968 it suddenly became more deeply involved in active social change than such movements as existentialism and surrealism, and came closer to producing actual transformation than these movements. isou's final public appearance was at the university of paris on october 21, 2000. crippled by ill health, he remained house-bound until his death in 2007. probably one of the many publications of eric losfeld who published numerous erotic books under fake imprints during this time. the book was also seized and declared obscene in in france 21 septembre 1960. nd. c. 1958. pages uncut, includes a suite of explicit photographs at the rear. g. legman's copy. french text

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        The Death Ship

      Singapore: (Frederic Prokosch). 1958. First. First edition. Batik self-wrappers with printed gold foil label. 12mo. Fine. One of 44 copies, this copy is hand-numbered by Prokosch as "One of three special copies in Tokyo Paper". Signed by the author, and additionally Inscribed by the author on the front fly with a Christmas greeting. In original envelope hand-addressed by Prokosch. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. OCLC locates a single copy, at Texas. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        75 Aromatic Years of Leavitt and Peirce in the Recollection of 31 Harvard Men (First Edition, hardcover)

      Leavitt and Peirce, Cambridge 1958 - First Edition, this being the uncommon hardcover variant. A series of recollections about Leavitt and Peirce, a tobacco shop and gathering place for Harvard men, published on the 75th anniversary of the shop. An early appearance by John Updike, who contributes his essay, "The Old Tobacconist." Fine but for a single chip to the inner front hinge, in a Near Fine tissue jacket with just a bit of chipping at the spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Eloise at Christmastime

      New York: Random House. (1958). First. First edition. Drawings by Hilary Knight. Thin quarto. A faint dampstain on the margins of the endpapers else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with slight evidence of dampstaining on the inside only. A very attractive copy. .

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

      Grove Press New York: Grove Press, 1958. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Stated second printing of this early Kerouac novel. Comes in the rare dustwrapper. Book shows signs of being ex-libris. Dustwrapper in very good to near fine condition. Charters make reference to a dustwrapper on the first printing, but there is some dispute over whether the wrapper was added for the second printing. In either case, the wrapper is quite rare and this example is very sharp and in desirable condition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        Picasso, Las Meninas y La Vida. Texto De Jaime Sabartés.

      Gustavo Gili, Barcelona 1958 - 142pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Muy ilustrado con láminas a color sobrepuestas. Edición de 500 ejemplares. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote ( Quijote ) de La Mancha

      Buenos Aires : Emecé, 1957-1958 - ~ 2 vol. ~ Prólogos de Bonifacio del Carril (Primera parte) & de los editores (Segunda parte) ~ Primera parte: 10 láminas color extra-texto tiradas en offset y 29 dibujos a línea en el texto, todo de Dalí. Segunda parte: 20 litografías de C. Alonso, ejecutadas por el artista y tiradas bajo su dirección & numerosos dibujos en negro en el texto ~ Los dibujos de Dalí salieron a la luz por primera vez en la edición en inglés de la Random House : New York, 1946, con las ilustraciones presentadas a doble página. En esta segunda edición ocupan la mitad de la plana, dado que el formato del libro pasó del octavo al folio. Tirada limitada a 1840 ejemplares del tomo I (éste, el No. 1023), y a 2000 ejemplares del tomo II (el nuestro, No. 813) ~ Plena tela, títulos y decoración dorados en lomos, sello editorial en tapas superiores, encuadernaciones ejecutadas por Luis Iturralde. Conservan sobrecubiertas originales ~ 423p+4f; 457p+4f ~ 33x26x9cm. ~ Sobrecubiertas con pequeños faltantes marginales, reparados. Por lo demás, un excelente ejemplar ~ Heavy item, circa 3.8 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Doctor Zhivago

      London: Collins and Harvill Press,, 1958. Translated from the Russian by Max Hayward and Manya Harari. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A little spotting to top edge of text block and rear endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed, dulled, and creased jacket with some nicks and short splits. First English language edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        DUKE ELLINGTON and His Famous Orchestra (Signé par Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Ozzie Bailey, etc )

      Sans éditeur, Sans lieu 1958 - Dos collé, couverture illustrée par Hans Michel et Günther Kieser, 25.5cm x 27cm, 24pp, illustrations de Hans Michel et Günther Kieser, article sur Ellington par Joachim Ernst Berendt, 14 photos n/b. Très bon état. TRES RARE / VERY SCARCE. PROGRAM IN ENGLISH, GERMAN AND FRENCH printed for Duke Ellington Orchestra Europe Tour managed by Norman Granz in 1958 WITH AUTOGRAPHS OF DUKE ELLINGTON (leader, composer, arranger, piano) (in his full page photo), JOHNNY HODGES (alto sax), JOHN SANDERS (trombone) and OZZIE BAILEY (vocal). Programme trilingue (Allemand-Français-Anglais) pour la tournée européenne organisée par Norman Granz en 1958. AVEC AUTOGRAPHES MANUSCRITS de Duke Ellington (sur sa photo pleine page), Johnny Hodges, John Sanders et Ozzie Bailey (15134). Jazz / Autographes / Dédicacé / Signé / Signed.

      [Bookseller: LIVRESCOLLECTOR]
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        Hornblower in the West Indies

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1958. Octavo (190 x 125 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands tooled in gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, all edges gilt. Spine sunned but gilt still bright, tiny glue stain to lower edge of front pastedown, free endpapers, edges of prelims and end leaves tanned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Poem-scapes (Signed Painted Edition)

      Highlands, N.C.: Jonathan Williams Jargon, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo. One of the author's special "painted" books. Copy number 30 of a limited edition of 75 copies prepared and painted by the author. This copy has been entirely decorated on all external sides with fanciful paintings. Also, both the colophon page and the rear free endpaper have been decorated as well. With some mild age spotting to endpapers, light wear to board edges, a solid very good or better example of this rarity. Painted with pastels and other media. Published as Jargon 11.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        The Malibu. Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit: An Historical Approach [and II: Personal Considerations: Essays. Illustrations by Irene Robinson

      Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1958 One of 320 copies, printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press, Los Angeles. Signed by Saul and Lillian Marks, Irene and W.W. Robinson, and Lawrence Clark Powell. Quarter cloth over paper covered boards. . Quarto. Eighteen color illustrations by Irene Robinson, plus others in black or one color, including a fold-out map. A fine copy. A history and personal reminiscence of "the twenty-two mile strip of ocean-fronting land that lies midway between Santa Monica and Ventura…" One of the Plantin Press's greatest achievements. Copies are seen with various combinations of signatures of authors, printers, and illustrators.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        The Bodley Head F. Scott Fitzgerald

      London: The Bodley Head,, 1958–63. With an Introduction by J. B. Priestley. 6 volumes, octavo ( 185 x 120 mm). Recent full green morocco, raised bands, titles to spine in gilt, gilt decorations to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, gilt to edges, marbled endpapers. An excellent bound set. First editions, first impressions. The first collected edition of the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      R.A . De Farmacia, Madrid 1958 - Estuche de cuatro senos con la obra. Holandesa Puntas (Camacho). Nervios, tejuelos, conserva cubiertas originales, editada entre 1958 el primer tomo y 1976 el ultimo, 4 Tomos, 800 páginas por tomo aproximadamente. Obra premiada por la Biblioteca Nacional. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libros Madrid]
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        The Mountbatten Lineage. The Direct Descent of the Family of Mountbatten from the House of Brabant and the Rulers of Hesse. Prepared for Private Circulation by Earl Mountbatten of Burma. PREPARED BY EARL MOUNTBATTEN

      Prepared for Private Circulation, 1958. 4to., First and Sole Edition, with 75 plates, numerous photographs, pedigrees and maps in the text, and a large folding coloured map in pocket at end, small annotation on front free endpaper; original blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy. Earl Mountbatten was President of the Society of Genealogists, and Patron of the Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society. Rare. Not recorded by Thomson. . Catalogs: genealogy & heraldry.

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        Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories

      Random House, 1958. Stated first printing. Yellow cloth binding, black/gilt titles, light grey topstain. Book near fine with minor edge soil, light wear to bottom corner of front board. DJ very good; chipped at heel of spine, sunned at spine, small surface tear to front panel, minor soil. Price-clipped but dated 10/58. 179 pp. First Edition. Dustjacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Book condition: Near Fine

      [Bookseller: Auldfarran Books, IOBA]
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        Eloise At Christmastime

      Random House New York 1958. First Edition Fine in bright red pictorial paper covered boards with white, gilt and black text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 11" by 7 3/4". In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with only hints of rubbing at the ends of the spine area and at the upper fore corners of the panels. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout by Hilary Knight. A pristine copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind or any gift inscription. Our code number = TB26332

      [Bookseller: Crossroad Books]
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        The Voyeur. Signed/LTD

      NY: Grove (1958). 1st ed., 1958. Trans. by Richard Howard. 8vo. The SIGNED/LTD of the great French author's first book to be translated into English. This is Letter "X" of 26 signed copies. Two bottom corners lightly bumped else fine (as published w/o DJ).. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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        Mothers and Children

      (NY, 1958). 16mo. 20ff. First edition, limited to 60 copies signed by the artist. This copy bears a presentation inscription on the colophon page to Ben Shahn and his wife, Bernarda Bryson Shahn. Illustrated with eighteen compact etchings of babies sleeping, crying, smiling, or being held by their mothers, which have been printed in a variety of muted colors. This is Schwartz’s second publication, his first effort being a portfolio of etchings for Predatory Birds, printed at the Gehenna Press the previous year. One can certainly detect a hint of Baskin’s influence on this work, from the arrangement of typographic ornaments on the letterpress-printed title page and colophon, as well as some of the stylistic cues in Schwartz’s etchings. In a presentation binding of full olive morocco tooled in blind and gilt by the Harcourt Bindery, the spine of which has toned to an even shade of tan. Apart from some light foxing to endleaves, this is a fine copy of a rare title with an important association.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
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        Suddenly Last Summer

      (New York): New Directions. (1958). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in. An important Williams one-act play. Basis for the film featuring Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Mercedes McCambridge, and Montgomery Clift, and later re-made for television with Maggie Smith, Rob Lowe, and Natasha Richardson. A beautiful copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        JUEGO DE CARTAS. Dibujo: Jusep Torres Campalans.

      Alejandro Finisterre, Ed. / Tall. Gráf. Menhir, s.a. (aprox. 1958)., México - Size: 106 naipes de 11x17.4., ilustrados por Torres Campalans (Max Aub). Al reverso de cada naipe hay una carta que forma parte de una amplia y variadísima correspondencia entre amigos, amigas, amantes, etc. sobre el misterioso Máximo Ballesteros. Las ilustraciones representan las figuras de la baraja, combinando la española con la del póker. En realidad son 2 barajas, cada una de 53 naipes, 13 por palo más un comodín. Según el Diccionario de Gullón consta de 108 cartas, pero parece estar equivocado, ya que todas las referencias que hemos encontrado en catálogos de fiables librerías de viejo (con eso quiero decir los que se molestan en contar los naipes) piden 106. Las barajas están en un estuche. Esta es una de las grandes obras lúdicas de Max Aub, que incluyen su biografía de Campalans y su discurso de entrada en la RAE. Muy buen ejemplar. Raro y buscado. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. En una caja editorial, ilustrada y con las reglas del juego. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        A Thirteenth Century Bestiary in the Library of Alnwick Castle

      Printed for Presentation to Members of the Roxburghe Club, Oxford. 1958. 4to, xv,[1 blank],46pp., 92 collotype plates, with the bookplate of the Printer's Library (Oxford University Press) and small stamp to verso of title-page, title printed in red and black, orig. quarter blue Roxburghe morocco, spine lettered in gilt, slightly faded, uncut, t.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
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        Typed Letter Signed / Inscribed Photograph Signed / Signed First Day Cover

      This "Los Angeles Times" photographer took a well-known informal portrait of JFK in 1958 at Peter Lawford's house that later became the basis for the 1964 five-cent U.S. stamp. Three items relating to this noted image: First: Typed Letter Signed, 1p, 8½" X 11", Los Angeles, CA, 1977 June 28. Addressed to Paul Johnston. Near fine. Mild age toning. On "Los Angeles Times" letterhead, Murphy recounts the circumstances behind his JFK portrait. In part, "The picture was taken at the beach house of John Kennedy's brother-in-law, Peter Lawford. Kennedy had not announced that he would run for President, but we were certain he would. However, the question was not raised at the conference. I made several pictures of him in the rumpus room of the house which had a glass skylight. On this particular exposure, I did not use a flashbulb, as we were beginning to experiment with available light photography -- something we do all the time now with 35mm. equipment. It was this photo that Jackie Kennedy selected from hundreds for the stamp. After taking the picture, we moved out to the back yard which fronts on the Pacific Ocean. As I recall, Kennedy talked for about an hour on domestic and international affairs. None of us present bothered to ask him any questions, which is the usual procedure at press conferences. I think we became so absorbed in listening to him talk, that we forgot our usual role. But I do remember what I told my wife when I arrived at home that evening. I told her that I had photographed the future President of the United States...." Boldly signed in full in blue ballpoint. Second: Inscribed Photograph Signed, 8" X 10", Los Angeles, CA, n.y. [but dated the date the photograph was taken -- 1958 November 13]. Near fine. Glossy print of the famed JFK portrait, which shows him half-length in white shirt and tie, left arm cradling his suitcoat and right arm leaning on a table. In a light area at left of center, the photographer boldly inscribes and signs in black fineline: "Bill Murphy / Los Angeles Times / Nov. 13, 1958" in his handsome calligraphic script. Third: Signed First Day Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Boston, Massachusetts on 29 May 1964 and with "First Day of Issue" boldly stamped. Single 5-cent "John Fitzgerald Kennedy" stamp at upper right. Along the left edge, vertically, the photographer inscribed and signs in blue ballpoint: "Photographed at Santa Monica, / California Nov. 13, 1958 / Wm. S. Murphy, Los Angeles Times." A superb, quite scarce and exceptionally handsome trio. The original large manila envelope, signed at upper left by Murphy in pencil, is also present.

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        'Dr No' First UK Edition 1958

      A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1958. Book is the first issue rare variant WITHOUT the dancing lady silhouette of Honey Ryder. In very good+ condition, some spotting to the top edge and one name to the ffep. Slight rise to the binding (printer's errata) to pages 87-90). In a very good+ wrapper which is unclipped - some very light wear and creasing with a touch of loss to the spine ends - a lovely copy in wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Hornblower in the West Indies.

      London: Michael Joseph, 1958 - Octavo (190 x 125 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands tooled in gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, all edges gilt. Spine sunned but gilt still bright, tiny glue stain to lower edge of front pastedown, free endpapers, edges of prelims and end leaves tanned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

      New York, Beginner Books, Random House, 1958., 1958. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo., pp. 63. Publisher's glossy pictorial boards, in pictorial dustwrapper. Near fine, in like wrapper, minor edge wear, small closed tear, very slight browning. A lovely copy of this popular classic early reader.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Dharma Bums (1st printing)

      Viking Press, New York 1958 - Viking. NY. 1958. 244 pages. 1st edition, 1st printing. 1958 date on both copyright page and title page and no other printings noted. No DJ. An incredibly tight and clean copy; seemingly unread. Pages lay tight. black cloth is clean. corners are sharp. a square copy. Tiny edge bump to rear and barely noticeable scuffing (barely) on rear keep this from grading fine. Ting speck to page deck and lightly faded topstain. An incredible copy of the classic. Only 13,000 copies were printed during the 1st print run. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books LLC]
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        Eloise At Christmastime

      First Edition Fine in bright red pictorial paper covered boards with white, gilt and black text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 11" by 7 3/4". In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with only hints of rubbing at the ends of the spine area and at the upper fore corners of the panels. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout by Hilary Knight. A pristine copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind or any gift inscription. Our code number = TB26332

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        SONRIE CHINA. Las ilustraciones en colores son de Rafael Alberti.

      Losada,, Buenos Aires 1958 - Size: 18x25.8. 229pp. 1h. Ilustrado con 7 lám. en color ( la 1ª montada por las puntas) y viñetas en negro La sobrecub. reforzada y con una falta de 4 x 6 cm. en la parte superior. Poesías de Alberti y prosa de María Teresa. Dedicatoria autógrafa de ambos, fechada en 1958, y con un pequeño dibujo a pluma a Carlos Liacho. Liacho fue un trotskista argentino, y traductor de varias obras de Marx. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. Holandesa tela con sobrecubierta. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Saturday Night And Sunday Morning.

      London, W.H.Allen. 1958. - FIRST EDITION. Post octavo, pp.213. Publisher's red cloth in pictorial dust-jacket. Book is dusty, jacket with a few chips and tears and a longer creased tear to rear panel; generally in very good condition. Formerly the property of dramatist John Osborne, with an associated bookplate to the pastedown. Social drama. The author's debut novel and the basis for the 1960 film starring Albert Finney.An interesting association; both authors being prominent 'Angry Young Men', a group of primarily working class British writers characterised by a disillusionment with traditional English society. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning won the Author's Club First Novel Award. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        SHORT STORY 1

      New York: Scribner, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. This book contains short stories by Richard Yates, Gina Berriault, B. L. Barrett and Seymour Eptstein and was published before any of the writers had published a book. The Yates stories are: The Best of Everything, Jody Rolled the Bones, Fun with a Stranger and A Really Good Jazz Piano. The book was published three years before Yates debut novel, Revolutionary Road, was published. This is signed by Yates on the front free endpaper. A very uncommon book signed. Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Doctor Zhivago [Signed]

      London: Collins Harvill, 1958. First UK edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. A Near Fine copy of the first UK Edition, first printing (lower right corner to front board bumped, some very light surface marking to the boards seen when held at an angle to the light, small Johannesburg bookshop label to lower front pastedown), in a Near Fine dust jacket (tiny surface scrape to lower portion of the front panel, some pushing and tiny rubs to the spine ends, two tiny tears to the rear panel's bottom edge, small rub and tiny tear where rear panel joins the spine tail, short tear to upper right of rear panel near to the spine and a crease line moving leftward with a tiny closed tear at the crease line terminus), SIGNED BY BORIS PASTERNAK on a short note tipped to the front free endpaper and reading as follows: "With my sincerest greetings and / best wishes of happiness / and health for _ / William Harris / I sign this leaflet / August 10, 1959 / B Pasternak / Peredelkino near Moscow"-- such date being one year after the August 1958 first publication of the novel in English translation and approximately eight months prior to Pasternak's death on May 30, 1960. Peredelkino is a dacha complex southwest of Moscow noted for its literary residents and is the place where Boris Pasternak both had his home and is buried. Given the date and placement of the note, it appears that Harris was visiting Pasternak at his home. [It was in Peredelkino that Issak Babel was arrested as part of Stalin's Great Purge and from which he was taken to be executed. It is said by some that, during the Great Purge, Stalin personally crossed Pasternak's name off an execution list.] "Doctor Zhivago", the work for which Pasternak is best-known in the West was banned from being published in Russia as anti-Soviet and was smuggled to Milan for publication there in 1957. Boris Pasternak won the 1958 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his important achievement both in contemporary lyrical poetry and in the field of the great Russian epic tradition" an award which greatly angered the Soviet authorities. [Indeed, Pasternak expected Doctor Zhivago's publication to put him at great risk and, when handing over the manuscript for publication, stated: "You are hereby invited to watch me face the firing squad."] Pasternak initially determined to accept the Prize, but was told by the Soviet government that if he traveled to Stockholm to accept the award he would be refused re-entry to the Soviet Union. In consequence, Pasternak renounced the Prize. The Nobel Committee, however, stood by its decision and elected merely not to hold the presentation ceremony. Doctor Zhivago provided the basis for the enduringly-popular 1965 film of the same name starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. Items signed by Boris Pasternak are exceptionally difficult to find on the market. A Near Fine copy of Boris Pasternak's important and best-known work, SIGNED BY BORIS PASTERNAK on a tipped-in note written in the anniversary month of the novel's first publication in English. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        TEATRO VENATORIO Y COQUINARIO GALLEGO o sea ARTE DE LA CAZA contraída a las varias especies venatorias, así de pelo como de pluma, que se crían o avecindan en el antiguo REINO DE GALICIA y ARTE DE COCINA referida a las susodichas especies. Lleva además un epílogo Galeato por E. Alvarez Blázquez

      - Vigo, edic. Monterrey, 1958, 24x17 cm. en tela, 104+60+11 págs.+ 2 h. Ilustrada con 11 xilografías en boj por E.C. RICART. Edición numerada de 500 ejemplares

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bra]
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      London: Faber and Faber,, 1958. A Play in one Act followed by Act Without Words. A Mime for one Player. Translated from the original French by the author. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in light blue. With the dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the jacket with a few tiny punctures in the spine panel. First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Dan Pope, from Sam Beckett". Inscribed English language copies of Beckett's major plays, such as Endgame and Godot, are rare. Originally published in French the previous year as Fin de Partie.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Stride toward freedom: the Montgomery story

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1958. "First edition of King's first book, 8vo, pp. 230; original cloth-backed boards in pictorial dust jacket; jacket toned, edges rubbed and torn, splitting and losses along jacket folds; paperclip rust stain at top edge of first two leaves, else interior fine. Boldly signed by King on front free endpaper; additional ownership inscription on front pastedown. "

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        War and Peace

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1958. Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude with a foreword by Clifton Fadiman. Octavo (205 × 136 mm). Finely bound by Maurin in dark red half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, triple raised bands, matching cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Double colour illustrated title page. Gift inscription to binder's front blank, spine a little darkened, an excellent copy. The Innersanctum edition which was first published in 1942. A handsomely bound copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Moderato Cantabile

      Paris, Editions de Minuit 1958 - Livre d'occasion 18,8 x 12 cm, broché, couv. blanche imprimée en noir et bleu, 155 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. Premier ouvrage de Marguerite Duras paru chez Minuit, à l'invitation d'Alain Robbe-Grillet. Il fut couronné par le Prix de Mai en 1958. "C'est un récit d'un extraordinaire dépouillement, construit avec une rigueur formelle admirable, et qui pourtant ne laisse jamais le souci d'architecture, le métier rigoureux étouffer ou atténuer l'émotion." (Claude Roy, Libération du 1er mars 1958). Condition : Édition originale sur papier d'édition (après 37 ex. num. sur pur fil). Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteure à Étiemble, écrivain et critique littéraire. Belle provenance. Rare avec envoi, dos lég. passé. 200g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        His Thought Made Pockets & The Plane Buckt (Signed Association Copy)

      Claude Fredricks/ Banyan Press Pawlet: Claude Fredricks/ Banyan Press, 1958. First edition. Softcover. Copy 47 from an edition of 526 copies. Berryman's uncommon second book, a slim collection of poems. An about very good plus copy in string tied wrappers that are lightly soiled and with some creasing to the top edge. Lacking the mailing envelope. Signed and inscribed: "To Henry Rago again promising the Churchill sooner or late. John Berryman Mpls 6 Mar.'59." A terrific association as Rago was a poet and the editor of Poetry Magazine at the time.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA ]
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        The Dharma Bums

      Viking Press, 1958. Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. "Viking Press, New York 1958. First Edition / First Printing. Stated Published in 1958 by the Viking Press with no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards with gold and silver lettering. Book Condition: Very Good+, soft shelf wear, light spots on the boards, clean pages, tight spine, light age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $3.95 at the front flap, author's photo at the rear panel,

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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