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        The Dharma Bums

      New York: The Viking Press, 1958. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in silver and green on the spine and front panel; dustjacket; 244pp. Topstain faded, boards slightly dusty, with some pinpoint rubbing to the author's name on the spine; Near Fine. Both corners clipped on front flap, with gentle rubbing to the black portions of the spine and front panel, though no fading is present to the artwork on the spine; light trace of foxing sprinkled along the flaps and on the verso; Very Good+. An attractive example of Kerouac's fourth novel.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Country Life Magazine

      1958 - London - Country Life Magazine, 1957 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Six volumes of Country Life magazine. Includes some lovely full page advertisements and colour illustrations. Volume 121 part one contains January3rd to March 28th, 1957. Volume 121 part two contains April 4th to June 27th, 1957. Volume 122 part one contains July4th to September 26th, 1957. Volume 122 part two contains October 3rd to December 26th, 1957. Volume123 part one contains January2nd to March 27th, 1958. Volume 123 part two contains April3rd to June 26th, 1958. . The magazine covers the pleasures and joys of rural life, as well as the concerns of rural people. It is primarily concerned with rural communities and their environments as well as the concerns of country dwellers. Much of its success has historically been built on its coverage of country houses, architecture and gardening. The pursuits and interests covered include hunting, shooting, farming, equestrian news and gardening and there are regular news and opinion pieces as well as a firm engagement with rural politics. There are reviews of books, food and wine, art and architecture, and antiques and crafts. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart with just a little shelfwear and a few marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just the odd mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Winston Churchill autograph material relating to his Godson Charles Churchill Villiers

      1958, 1958. A small but important collection of Churchill material sent to his friend Charles Amherst Villiers, the engineer and artist, regarding his son Charles Churchill Villiers, to whom Winston was Godfather. Seven items, comprising; 1. Typed Letter Signed. One page, 8vo, on Chartwell headed paper, crossed through and with the added location 'at La Pausa, Roquebrune, A.M.' [Monte Carlo] 29 October 1958, reading 'Dear Amherst, Thank you for your thought in sending me a photograph of the portrait you have painted of your son Charles. It gave me much pleasure to see this. I hope that your sone will like the photograph I enclose, which I have signed for him. Yours sincerely, Winston S. Churchill'. 2. Original cabinet-style portrait photograph of WSC measiuring 3.25 x 4.5 inches matted to an overall size of 5 x 7 inches, signed in full on the matte, with copyright details and studio studio stamp to reverse side. Fine condition; a most Churchillian image showing the Satatesman in his curmudgeonly prime- this example being one of WSC's own copies for personal use and distribution. 3. Original stamped addressed mailing envelope for the photograph and accompanying letter from Monaco, datemarked 29th Oct 58, with New York customs approval on 4th November. Some tape to corners, minor wear. 4. Original 'Western Union' telegram sent to Amherst Villiers by WSC, noting "I shall be very glad to be God Father". 5. Pale blue 'Basildon Bond' envelope to house (4), with inscription by Villiers "Winston's Telegram. Charles' Godfather" (underlined). 6. Colour reproduction print of Amherst Villiers' oil painting of Charles Churchill Villiers as a young boy. 7. Appraisal of material by Antiquarian Bookksellers Heritage Book Shop of Los Angeles circa 1990. 8. Recent bill of sale for the above collection, signed by Charles Churchill Villiers and Jon Gilbert of Adrian Harrington Books. Winston Churchill and Amherst Villers were both accomplished painters and the James Bond author Ian Fleming was their mutual friend. In writing his bibliography of Fleming, Jon Gilbert made the acquaintance of the two Villiers children, the late Janie Villiers and Charles Churchill Villiers, interviewing both whilst researching the book. The Villiers family home is just a short walk from Harrington's bookshop in Kensington.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Vrede (La Paix) ,Stockholm 1958

      Paris 1958 - Affiche éditée publiée à l'occasion d'un rassemblement pour la paix Imprimerie Schuster , paris. Affiche sur papier mince, Impression typographique offset , tirage à 100000 exemplaires en différentes langues.Exemplaire en néerlandais Czwiklitzer 147. Format papier : 50 X 78 cm

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        Baa Baa Black Sheep

      Putman, 1958. Signed and inscribed by Boyington and Masajiro "Mike" Kawato-the Japanese pilot who shot down Boyington. Insciptions on front pages. Boyinton's is inscribed to Dot and Jack Cornelius. Mike's inscription read he shot down Boyington-not inscribed to anyone in particular. Jacket-wrapped in mylar-shows wear around the edges but is complete. JAcket spine also shows minor wear. Jacket is price clipped. First edition stated. Dated Aug. 5, 1958. . Double Signed and Double Inscribed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: St Peter Books]
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        Eigenh. Widmung mit U. in: Ders.: Philosophie der Neuen Musik. (Erweiterte Neuausgabe).

      Frankfurt a. M., Europäische Verlagsanstalt, 1958. - 204 SS. OLwd. mit Schutzumschlag. 8vo. Titelblatt mit eigenh. Widmung und U. "Teddy" des Verfassers für seinen langjährigen Freund, den Soziologen und Nationalökonomen Alfred Sohn-Rethel (1899-1990): "Meinem lieben Alfred | in alter Freundschaft | Teddy | Frankfurt, Juli 1958". - Mit einigen Anstreichungen, Bleistiftmarginalien, Register und Beilageblatt von Alfred Sohn-Rethel. - Adornos Hauptwerk war erstmals 1949 mit 144 SS. in Tübingen erschienen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Little Caesar (1958 Edition, inscribed to Jimmy Starr)

      New York: Dial Press, 1958. First printing of this edition (first published in 1929). INSCRIBED by W.R. Burnett to press agent and Hollywood figure Jimmy Starr in the year of publication on the second blank: "Apr 14 '58 / Dear Jimmie / Here's the new edition of Little Caesar. I know you have quite a collection of my books--thought you'd like this / All my best / Bil Burnett." Basis for the classic 1930 gangster film starring Edward G. Robinson and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Burnett's autograph is uncommon, and associations are rare.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Highlands: Jonathan Williams, 1958.. Narrow large octavo. Decorated wrappers. Wrappers a trace soiled and rubbed at edges, short, closed tear at top edge of front panel, but a very good copy. 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 Natalie Barney from Mina Loy Best wishes." An excellent association copy, the Loy/Barney friendship having extended back at least as far as Paris in the '20s; on 6 May 1927, Loy was the featured guest at one of Barney's series of weekly meetings featuring important women writers.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Mes dessins d'Antibes (Portfolio with 16 Prints by Picasso)

      Mes dessins d'Antibes. Avant-Propos de Georges Salles. Au Pont Des Arts, Paris, 1958. Portfolio of 16 lithographs in colors, on Arches paper, numbered h.c. 42 in pencil, from the hors commerce edition of 50 (there were also 300 numbered copies). The portfolio also includes title, text and justification; all sheets, loose as issued, in generally good condition, are guarded in the canvas folder with title and reproduction of the artist's signature in red. The series "Mes dessins d'Antibes" of sixteen lithographs on velin d'Arches pur Chiffon (by Daniel Jacomet) represent the ancient Greece of Antibes, Antypolis. Published in Paris during 1958, this work reproduces the magnificent original Picasso drawings of 1946. Here Picasso utilized possibly for the first time the lithographic technique, reproduced here almost in monochrome to recreate the austere mythological interaction of the Centaur, the Nymph and the Faun, a constant theme in Picasso's post-war period. Size: 65 x 50 cm

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        MOUNTOLIVE A Novel

      Faber And Faber, 1958.. 1st edn signed by the author on front free endpaper. 8vo. Original gilt lettered yellow cloth (Fine), dustwrapper (small nick to head of spine and light scuff towards tail - otherwise near Fine in protective wrapper, price clipped). Pp. 320 (neat date inscription in ink at top of front free endpaper). Durrell's signature on decorative card pasted to front free endpaper, Paris 1960. .

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        The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures. Poems

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1958. Octavo. Original black quarter cloth, titles to spine gilt, white boards. With the dust jacket. Small price sticker to front flap of jacket. Lightly rubbed and faded at extremities. An excellent copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first printing of the author's first book, a collection of poetry written while in Oxford on a fellowship.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dernières Oeuvres de Henri Matisse: 1950-1954 - Verve 35/36

      Editions de la Verve, Paris, 1958 This edition of Verve is dedicated entirely to the last work of Matisse, 1950 ? 1954. Illustrated throughout with many color lithographs, in single, double, triple, and quadruple page, all in place and in good condition. The orange cover was designed by Matisse especially for this edition, the color lithographs were printed by Moutlot Frere, and the heliogravure in black and white by the master printers Draeger Frere. Condition: Cover corners worn and chipped, dented on the top edge about two inches from the spine. Color briliant with no discoloration. Inside in very good condition. More pictures on request.

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        John Rood: Exhibition of Recent Sculpture

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Germany [frankfurt]: Insel-Verlag. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1958. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tal; Die Bamberger Apokalypse. Neunundfünfzig Farbtafeln. Die Miniaturen der Apokalypse und des Evangelistars in der Staatlichen Bibliothek Bamberg. Bibl. 140 (A II 42). C.1962. Folio. 59,41pp. Leather-backed faux pigskin. Very good lightly worn and soiled slipcase, few short splits in seams. Mounted color facsimiles of illuminations from the original manuscript. Mounting leaves are high quality heavy rag paper. Contents unmarked. Limited edition #439 of 650. 13 x 17.5". .

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        John Rood. Exhibition of Recent Sculpture.

      Contemporaries New York 1958 - First Edition. Exhibition catalogue with text by Welty. Original illustrated wrappers, two text pages, side stapled. Uncommon Welty item commonly missed by bibliographers. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Diamonds are Forever

      London: Jonathan Cape 1958, 1958. FIRST EDITION, Second Impression, Binding A. Octavo, 257 pp. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, titled in silver, in the correct pictorial dustwrapper designed by Pat Marriott (repriced at 13/6). Some spine lean, minor wear to jacket, one accidental bump to upper joint; a clean, near fine copy. Less than 2000 were printed. A4a (1.1)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A View from the Bridge

      New York: Viking Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ARTHUR MILLER on front free endpaper, "Arthur Miller / Feb. 1958" "Miller's drama about romance and revenge among Italian longshoremen premieres on Broadway as half of a double bill with A Memory of Two Mondays (1955). Miller would subsequently revise and expand the play, to be successfully presented off-Broadway in 1965 and revived on several occasions" (The Chronology of American Literature). New York: Viking Press, 1955. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book with faint owner signature to front pastedown; otherwise fine. Dust jacket very good with light wear at head of spine and small archival reinforcement toward base of spine. An excellent copy. RARE SIGNED.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Edward Fitzgerald's translation Reprinted from the First Edition with his Preface and Notes. Drawings by J. Yunge Bateman.

      Great Britain at The Golden Cockerel Press. 1958 . Edition Limited to 200 copies, of which this is one of 75 specially bound, with and extra suite of plates containing two not in the ordinary edition. Folio, 35pps, full red morocco, female figures outlined in gilt on front and back covers, extra suite of plates contained in a cloth wallet, all contained in a cloth slipcase as issued. Cock-a-Hoop 208

      [Bookseller: H M Fletcher]
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      Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1958.. Small quarto. Linen and decorated boards, paper spine label. Bookplate on front pastedown, two shallow, creased snags in top edge of front free endpaper, tiny ink dot at extreme top edge of lower board, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Colored illustrative chapter headings and monochrome in-text illustrations by Irene Robinson. One of 350 numbered copies printed at the Plantin Press. This copy is signed by Saul and Lillian Marks, Powell, and the Robinsons. A fine evocation of the area, and among the most significant of the Plantin Press' productions.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      1958. 2. (COONEY,BARBARA)illus. CHANTICLEER AND THE FOX adapted by Cooney from Chaucer. NY: Crowell (1958). 4to (8 x 10 1/4"), cloth, Fine in dust wrapper (not price clipped, no seal, sl. fraying at spine ends else VG+. 1st edition, first printing. Brightly illustrated in color by Cooney. CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER. THIS COPY SIGNED BY COONEY.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Subterraneans

      New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1958. Octavo. Original brown cloth-backed boards, white paper to sides, with gilt titles to spine and upper board. Bookseller's ticket of Witkowers (Hartford, Connecticut), to rear pastedown. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. One of a limited edition of 100 specially bound copies, of which this is copy number 95.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Editions de l'Antipoète, Paris 1958 - In 4 en feuilles sous chemise et étui. Frontispice de Jean Cocteau, lithographies de Jean Pons. Tirage limité à 80 exemplaires, celui-ci exemplaire de collaborateur non numéroté mais enrichi d'un dessin en couleurs de Jean Pons.

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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      Hbg., Rowohlt (1958).. 37.-43. Tsd. 358 (2) S. OBrosch. Ecken leicht berieb. Mit eh., 3-zeil. Widmung Sartres a. d. Titelbl.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Doomsters

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1958. Octavo. Original purple and white patterned boards, titles to spine black on white ground. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the very slightly rubbed and faded jacket. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "January 22, 1958. For Stretch and Pidge, cheerful people, in the hope that this story won't depress them unduly. Affectionately, Ken". Stretch and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and the name Pidge appears in one of the author's other novels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        WEST SIDE STORY (Inscribed)

      New York: Random House, 1958. Laurents, Arthur & Sondheim, Stephen (Book & Lyrics). WEST SIDE STORY. A musical. New York: Random House, (1958). First Printing (so stated). SIGNED BY ARTHUR LAURENTS on the half-title. A NEAR FINE copy (touch of foxing to edges and endpapers) boards unevenly browned with age, characteristic of this fragile marbled-paper binding, else sharp). In a VERY GOOD ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (still priced and entirely complete, but faded as usual with some significant foxing to the rear panel). Although Laurents lived to age 93, signed copies of his first editions are rarely seen. His books and papers all were donated to the Library of Congress after his death. . Signed. First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Mani: Travels In The Peloponnese

      London: John Murray, 1958.. First editon of the author's travelogue about the rocky Mani, later complementing it with Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by Leigh Fermor on the title page. An excellent near fine copy in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with the rare wrap-around band present.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Dr No

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. 256 pages. Black boards with silver titling on the spine and silhouette of dancing woman on upper board. Rear panel and titling on dustwrapper spine slightly darkened; 4mm round hole on fold of rear flap; very slight tanning on top of flaps; Myer Book Shop sticker covers original price on front flap. Rare.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Tapsell's Books]
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        DR NO


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        DR. NO

      Jonathan Cape. London. 1958. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. THIRD IMPRESSION, the same year as the first. Original black cloth with silver lettering to the spine. Complete with original dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding clean with only minor rubbing and bumping to the extremities. The contents bright and clean. Signed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper, above the "Four Oaks Farm" bookplate of film producer Stanley and Doris "Dodo" Meyer. Complete with the rubbed, nicked and scuffed price-clipped dustwrapper which has several short tears and is browned and spotted to the rear panel. Housed in a quarter black morocco clam shell box with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine. ------- This is the only example of a James Bond book we have encountered where the author has signed with his formal signature of "I. L. Fleming". ------ Provenance: From the library of Stanley and Dodo Meyer. In 1956 Stanley Meyer, a producer at Warner Brothers in Los Angeles, had expressed an interest in buying an option on Live and Let Die and Moonraker. At the time of Doctor No's publication he was producer and co-owner of the legendary Television show Dragnet, the most successful police series on US television. Meyer was also the chairman of Filmaster Ltd., which helped to produce such popular early U. S. television series as "Pete Kelly's Blues," "Gunsmoke" and "Have Gun Will Travel.".

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Dr. No

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1958, 1958. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST STATE. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, silver titles to spine, in pictorial dust wrapper designed by Pat Marriott. The covering material is 'Fabroleen', without the 'Dancing Lady' design to the upper panel, being the earlier of the two styles. Book is fine but for some light spotting to edges and endpapers. Jacket is fine; a crisp example, housed in a clamshell box. Gilbert A6a (1.2)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Dr. No (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1958, 1958. First Impression, Second State. Octavo. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, silver titles to spine, in pictorial dust wrapper designed by Pat Marriott. Internally clean and bright, wrapper a touch toned to backstrip, minute wear to spine ends. Near fine. This issue with the 'Dancing Lady' design on cloth. Filmed by Broccoli/Saltzman in 1962, and with a John Barry soundtrack, this was the one that started it all and introduced the world to Sean Connery... Many of the now familiar elements appeared in this first entry of the series: M, Moneypenny, Felix Leiter, Q/Major Boothroyd, SPECTRE, the Walther PPK, a Casino and a Vodka Martini! The plot was simple and the movie was low-key and down to earth; there were no overblown gadgets to save the day, only Bond's cunning and intuition. This made it a more realistic film and more like Fleming's novel; a first-rate thriller. Gilbert A6a (1.3).

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        Dr. No

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. 256pp, publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, silver titles to spine, in pictorial dust-jacket designed by Pat Marriott, this issue with the 'Dancing Lady' design on the cloth. DJ with a couple of minor nicks to extremities and some gentle toning, some light foxing to top-edge of text block, internally bright and clean. Now housed in a leather backed clamshell box. First impression, second state, Gilbert A6a (1.3). First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Marriott, Pat. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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      New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy,. [1958]. cloth-backed boards.. Owner's signature and October 1958 date on front free endpaper. Top. edges of front and rear boards faded, a very good copy in about good. dust jacket with wear at edges, chips from head and heel of spine. panel, corner tips worn, small abrasion to rear panel, small tape. ghost to front flap. Books signed by Jackson are uncommon. (#141156). First edition. Signed on the front free endpaper by Jackson. THE SUNDIAL, "one of the most bizarre works in Jackson's oeuvre, seems to have been a prelude to WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE: the Halloran family becomes convinced that the rest of the world is going to end, and the narrative tone suggests that this belief might in fact be correct; the novel is occupied with the family's preparations to continue life after the rest of humanity has ceased to exist. Both these novels, as well as a number of short stories -- especially the celebrated 'One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts' (1955) -- display the misanthropy that is a central element of Jackson's work, and one which she conveys with consummate skill ... All Jackson's work -- with the exception, perhaps of THE BIRD'S NEST, a clumsy novel about multiple personality -- is subtle, powerful and flawlessly written; it reveals Jackson's keen insight into human personality and human society and her cynical, even jaundiced view of the world and its occupants. She has left a legacy of complex, richly textured horror writing that requires little or no bloodletting for its haunting effectiveness." - S. T. Joshi, Pringle (ed), St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, p. 292. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-156. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-120. Winter list, p. 269.

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      Buenos Aires: Colombo, 1958. Quarto. 32pp. From an edition of 52 copies, this is one of thirty-two copies printed on Ingres. An elegantly-printed bilingual edition of Keats's Odes, in English and Spanish, each with a full-page lithograph by Raúl Veroni of the poem's subject. The first illustration is signed in pencil by the artist. The collection includes such poems as "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and "To a Nightingale," with English and Spanish version of the poems opposite each other on facing pages. Veroni collaborated with the prominent Argentinean publisher Francisco A. Colombo for many years, beginning in 1937 when he was still a student at the National Academy of Fine Arts. The experience prepared him well to open his own graphic studio in the 1970s. Bound in off-white printed wrappers, with original glassine. This is the fourth volume in a series of poetry chapbooks, La Cabellera, by Veroni. Two small spots of discoloration to rear wrapper, and a couple of faint spots to page edges. Very fine.

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        CASE OF THE FOOTLOOSE DOLL (Intimately Inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1958. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE FOOTLOOSE DOLL. New York: William Morrow, (1958). First Edition. A FINE bright copy in a very attractive NEAR FINE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (which has only a trifling bit of wear and a tiny bit of soil to the back panel). INSCRIBED on the front-free endpaper: "To Tee Rose who has the dramatic instincts, the insight and the talent to be a great writer. Get well and write you bastard! Yours, Erle." Underneath this, the author has signed his name in full: "Erle Stanley Gardner/April 1958." This has a very special back panel which features Raymond Burr as Perry Mason reading a copy of TCOT Footloose Doll and giving ESG a cool if hyperbolic promo. We don't know of any other copies which feature Burr. Not much is known of the recipient as yet, other than she did write a story for Argosy Magazine in the late 1940s that appeared in the same issue as one of Gardner's. Erle Stanley Gardner occasionally signed copies of his books for friends and people he worked with but rarely did he inscribe a book so intimately. See our other copies from the same primary source by using key words Tee Rose. One of the rarest Perry Mason titles of the 1950s.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Fine/Near Fine.

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      Beirut: [Imprimerie Catholique for the Author], 1958.. 32pp. 12mo. Printed wrappers. Frontispiece. Chinese characters in brown on title and endleaf. Very faint dusting to wrappers, top edges opened a trace roughly, but essentially fine. First edition. One of two hundred copies printed for the author to distribute to friends as a New Year's greeting. One of the more uncommon primary Judge Dee titles.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      Privately Printed Hamburg: Privately Printed, 1958. Hardcover. g. 8vo. 58pp. Black cloth with white, red and green illustration to cover and white lettering to spine. Minor staining , some scuffing and rubbing to boards. Lose leafs within 3-wing-binder. Every page has paste-ons of different bookbinding material. In overall good condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        East of Eden

      London: Heinemann, 1958 [1959] First English edition, eighth printing. Presentation copy; signed and inscribed by Steinbeck on the front endpaper: "For assorted Barclays(?)/ with so many/ thanks for everything/ John Steinbeck/ The Cottage Discove, Bruton/ Somerset 1959." Very good with wear and rubbing to extremities, some staining to bottom edge; in a supplied first printing jacket with some light wear and a few short tears, and some early tape reinforcement to verso. Steinbeck took a long break to move to Somerset, England from late 1956-1959 to gain greater inspiration for hus manuscript, Morte d'Arthur. Steinbeck's stay at the Cottage Discove allowed him to focus on his interest in medieval literature and the writings of Sir Thomas Malory. Somerset, the county in southern England, is where King Arthur is said to have lived. (Reef, 123-124).. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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      1958. [inscribed by Hemingway] With Eighty-One Reproductions from Photographs. London: Jonathan Cape, (1958). Original maroon cloth, with dust jacket. First British Edition, later (ninth) impression -- of the book first published in 1932. This is Hemingway's great non-fiction account of the art of bull-fighting -- comparing it in some ways to the art of writing...~Here is described and explained the technical and emotional appeal of the bull-fight, "the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty that can be produced by a man, an animal, and a piece of scarlet serge draped on a stick... Woven into the book there are several short stories -- one of them, "The Natural History of Death," among the finest that the author has done; there is a chapter on writing in America that contains his literary credo, stated fearlessly and with smashing directness... [from the jacket]~This volume is in just-about-fine condition; the jacket, showing a bull on both covers and spine, is relatively whole but does have reinforcing paper behind the spine ends and front upper edge.~The front free endpaper of this copy is inscribed and signed by Hemingway -- "To Gerda and Hermann Meissner | with all good wishes always | Ernest Hemingway | 26/6/59 | Madrid". We do not know who Gerda and Hermann were (there is a Gerda Meissner who was an actress / voice performer, and there was a Hermann Meissner who was an artist in South America, and another who was an industrialist in Berlin, but we do not know if any of these met Hemingway). However, what a time and place for Hemingway to inscribe his book about bullfighting! -- for it was "The Dangerous Summer" of 1959. During that summer Hemingway followed the bullring exploits of Antonio Ordonez (who had been a factor also in THE SUN ALSO RISES), and also of Luis Miguel Dominguin: in their competition against each other for the claim of best bullfighter, each was gored at least once. Life Magazine commissioned Hemingway to write about this -- which he did in late 1959 / early 1960, with a condensed version appearing in that magazine in late 1960. It was not until 1985 that the full manuscript of THE DANGEROUS SUMMER was published as "Hemingway's last book.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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      La Cit?Lausanne: La Cité, 1958 Alleg, Henri & Sartre, Jean-Paul. LA QUESTION - UNE VICTOIRE. Signed. Lausanne: La Cité, 1958. First Edition and the First Collected Edition of these important texts exposing the methods of torture used by French troops in the Algerian War. Near fine or better in the publisher's printed wrappers, Inscribed and Signed by Jean-Paul Sartre on the half-title page to close friend Michelle Vian, (Boris Vian's wife). Housed in an elegant custom clamshell case, black cloth over marbled paper, red morocco spine label with gilt titles. An Important Association Copies as Sartre began a life-long affair with writer & maverick creative force, Boris Vian's first wife, Michele L'Eglise in the late 40's, which lasted until Sartre's death in 1980. L'Eglise & Vian divorced in 1951. Sartre & de Beauvoir loved Boris & promoted him often. Sartre nominated Vian for a celebrated literary prize for the novel, L'Ecume. Vian's extraordinary work mirrored his fascinating life. A jazz trumpeter, film actor, cabaret singer, translator, record company executive, jazz writer, inventor of the elastic wheel, Vian moved in both the world of Miles Davis & Dizzie Gillespie, as well as that of Sartre & de Beauvoir.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Marlborough, His Life and Times

      London; Harrap and Co. 1958, 1958. 2 volumes. Thick octavo; pp.1050, 1078. Illustrated throughout. Finely bound in half blue crushed morocco over buckram sides by Bayntun, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, armorial device gilt to panels, top edge gilt, marble endpapers. Spines pleasingly age-toned. Fine copies in exquisite bindings. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC, PC (Can) [1874-1965]. British politician, known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a Nobel Prize-winning writer, and an artist.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., , 1958. Octavo. Original turquoise boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership stamp to pastedown, ghosting through dust jacket to spine, dust jacket rubbed to corners and spine tips, spine faded. Overall a nice copy. First Edition, First Impression. Inscribed by the author: "All my love to Bro. Jerzy and Si. Christine from Muriel (with her Xray eyes) July '58." The dedicatees are the novelist Christine Brooke-Rose and poet Jerzy Pietrkiewicz.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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