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      Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop 1958. 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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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      Random House New York: Random House. (1958). First. First edition. A name neatly erased on the front fly, else fine in very good or better dustwrapper with less than the usual spine-fading. Signed by the author. A collection of the title novella and three short stories: "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory." George Axelrod scripted the Blake Edwards film of the title novella that featured Audrey Hepburn in one of her most appealing roles as Holly Golightly. Scarce signed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        French Illuminated Manuscripts. With an original leaf from a miniature Book of Hours

      San Francisco : Printed for David Magee by the Grabhorn Press, 1958 . Edition limited to 200 copies. Small 4to, 30pps, with an original leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours tipped in, original decorated boards, d/w, fine.

      [Bookseller: H M Fletcher]
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        Little Caesar (1958 Edition, inscribed to Jimmy Starr)

      Dial Press 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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        The Balcony

      Grove Press New York: Grove Press. 1958. First. First American edition, limited issue. Fine in very good original unprinted acetate dustwrapper as issued, with some small chips and tears (acetate dustwrapper not shown in illustration). One of 26 lettered copies Signed by the author. A nice copy of this major expressionist play. This issue is rare. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Whistle Down the Wind: A Modern Fable

      London: T.V. Boardman & Company Limited (1958). First edition. A little cocked thus very good in a bit soiled, very good dustwrapper with a couple of discreet stains. Inscribed by the author: "Kay darling with my love, Mary." A fable for children, basis for the film of the same name, which included one of the earliest performances by the author's daughter, Hayley Mills. Also made into a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1992 and lyrics by Jim Steinman.

      [Bookseller: Between The Covers]
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        Pour la Forme.

      Bauche d'une méthodologie des arts. Internationale Situationniste. Paris 1958. Illustr. 139 s. Opl. 750 numr. ekspl. Ekspl. med kunstsamleren John Hunovs exlibris. Limited to 750 copies. PHH 176

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Quiet Days in Clichy. Photographs by Brassaï.

      2. issue. Paris: The Olympia Press 1958. 171 pp + photoes

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        [The Complete Stories and Nursery rhymes] 23 Volumes

      Frederick Warne & Co. 1958. 23 volumes complete in dust jackets, published between 1954 and 1959 with the 3/6 price, with the bulk being published in 1958. Unusual to find an earlier set in good jackets. Some jackets a little chipped here and there, "Cecily Parsley" has quite a lot of loss to the front panel of the jacket, and "Miss Moppet" & "Pig Robinson" have been gently attacked by a child with a coloured pen (perhaps 3 or 4 pages or illustrations in each), but generally a very good clean set. Peter Rabbit also has a small brochure advertising Peter Rabbit products, including the Bookshelf and Puzzles.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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        Breakfast at Tiffany's. A Short Novel and Three Stories

      Random House New York: Random House, 1958. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm); canary yellow cloth; dustjacket; blue top-stain; 179pp. Ink ownership signature ("Eleanor Pope") to front free endpaper, dated 1959; top-stain slightly faded toward spine, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the original, unclipped dustwrapper, faintly creased, gently faded at spine, and with minor overall toning and wear; Very Good+. Attractive copy of Capote's most enduring work of fiction. In addition to the title novella, which was adapted for the 1961 hit film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, the collection includes the short-stories "A Diamond Guitar," "House of Flowers," and "A Christmas Memory.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books ]
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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer: full page original illustration, preceding page 63, Full Kit (colour varying from the printed version). Originally exhibited in the Memorial exhibition after Barnett Freedman's death in 1958, and not sold on that occasion, framed attractively at that time and not examined out of the mount or frame but apparently very good; not signed.

      This item comes from the material belonging to the Estate of Barnett Freedman, which is now offered for sale; the Estate consists of proofs of images of all kinds, Christmas cards, original book designs and proofs of dust wrappers, posters, original artwork and much more. Where appropriate, items will bear the studio stamp 'Barnett Freedman Estate', a blind-stamped legend in a circle.

      [Bookseller: Simon Lawrence ]
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        Collection S. Guggenheim New-York Avril - Juin 1958.

      Colourlithographed poster. Musée des Arts Dëcoratifs - Paris. Mourlot Imp. 52x64 cm.. Printed in 1000 copies only

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Gräsen i Thule.

      Stockholm, A. Bonniers boktryckeri, 1958. 107,(6) s. Hfrbd av etiopiskt kobraskinn (Erik Heijer, Bonniers bokbinderi). Övre guldsnitt. Omslaget medbundet. Med Björn von Rosens exlibris.. Nummer 7 av den numrerade bibliofilupplagan på bättre papper som trycktes i femton exemplar. Harry Martinson, hans hustru Ingrid och deras barn bodde från 1950-talet granne med familjen von Rosen i Gnestatrakten i Södermanland och Björn von Rosen och Harry Martinson gav tillsammans ut "Bestiarium" 1964

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Svensk bokkatalog för åren 1941-1955. Redigerad inom Bibliografiska institutet vid Kungl.

      biblioteket i Stockholm. Alfabetisk avdelning. Sthlm, 1958-61. (8),844 + (4),845-1904 + (8),613 + (2),617-1152 s. Sex brunröda halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind och marmorerade snitt (Levin). Främre häftesomslagen medbundna till första tioårsperioden. Med Gustaf Bernströms guldpressade pärmexlibris.. Perioden 1941-45 påbörjades av Gösta Ottervik. Lars Tynell och Ulla Ehrensvärd avslutade arbetet fram t.o.m 1950 i det nyinrättade Bibliografiska institutets regi eftersom Bokförläggareföreningen inte längre ensam ville bekosta och driva projektet med "Svensk bokkatalog", som de på egen hand utgivit för perioden 1866-1940. Här återfinns endast de alfabetiska avdelningarna, de systematiska saknas!

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Pictorial Collection of Kabuki Standard Stages. (Kabuki Joshiki Butai Zushu)

      (Tokyo): Kodansha. [1958]. First. First edition. Oblong quarto. Over 350 pages, with 153 tipped in color plates. Full linen with applied paper illustration, all edges gilt, in publisher's folding case with ivory-style clasps. Text in Japanese. Ten page supplement laid in. Tight and fine, the outer folding case very slightly soiled. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Mirror for Magistrates

      Anthony Blond London: Anthony Blond. (1958). First. First edition. Octavo. 172 pp. Very good with some age-toning and scattered light stains to the endpapers, else near fine, in a near fine dustwrapper with some light soiling to the top edge, and light age-toning to the inside panel. Inscribed and Signed by Gibson in a very neat hand on the title page: "For Peter Taylor, with best wishes and many thanks, Richard Gibson, Paris September 1958." Peter Taylor was one of America's best short story writers, and winner of the 1985 PEN/Faulkner Award and the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Richard Gibson was awarded the John Hay Whitney Fellowship in 1951 to pursue writing this novel. He was drafted in the army, served in Europe, and by the late 1950s had become a member of the group of African-American expatriates centered in Paris around Richard Wright and James Baldwin. In a sequence of events in 1957-58 that became known as the "Gibson Affair," the CIA allegedly employed or otherwise utilized Gibson to promote pro-French sympathies, specifically regarding Algeria's fight for independence. This was dramatized by Richard Wright in his unfinished last novel, Island of Hallucination (see Michel Fabre's The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright). A very nice association between Gibson and Taylor. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Carpentered Hen, and Other Tame Creatures

      Harper NY: Harper, (1958). First edition. First issue of dustwrapper, which carries the statement in the biographical blurb that Updike had "two small children." Updike's first book, a collection of lean and sly poems, among which one, titled "Ex-Basketball Player," almost seems a rough character sketch for Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom. Very faint spotting to fore edge, spine ends lightly rubbed, else fine in cloth-backed grey boards and dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
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        THE HORN

      New York: Random House, 1958 The Author's Copy of his second book with his ink notation: "please return to" written above his personal printed address label pasted to the front free endpaper. First edition. 8vo., 244pp. A very good copy in dustwrapper showing modest use. Holmes' first book "GO" considered a High Spot of Beat Lit. was the first book written about Jack Kerouac & his circle. "THE HORN" is considered amongst the most important Jazz novels. Archie Shepp, in his forward to a later edition remarked that: "...he has created convincing, moving episodes about people who happen in the main to be of color, and he seems to know them all intrinsically...Holmes has done a great service to the music, by lifting it from the ranks of stereotyped literary criticism to a subject of truly heroic proportions". A terrific copy of this Classic. Blow your horn.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        ENCICLOPEDIA DELL'ARTE ANTICA. Classica e orientale.

      In-4 p., 7 voll., mz. pelle edit., con un ricchissimo apparato iconografico in b.n. nel t. e tavv. a colori f.t. Offriamo, completi, i soli voll. di testo. In buono stato (good copy).

      [Bookseller: Libreria La Bottega delle Occasioni]
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      Tolkade i ord av Helmer Lång och i bild av Max Walter Svanberg. Allhem, Malmö 1958. 121 s. Dekorerat originalklotband med skyddsomslag, revor i omslaget vid ryggen och bit 15 x 15 mm borta främre omslag vid ryggens huvud. Bibliofilupplaga Nr 34/133 exemplar, signerade av översättaren och konstnären samt med en originallitografi av Max Walter Svanberg. 29 x 25 cm

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        Memories of Sir Wyndham Deedes

      1958. [Frankfurter, Felix (1882-1965)]. Elath, Elihu, Norman Bentwich and Doris May, Editors. Memories of Sir Wyndham Deedes. [London]: Victor Gollancz, Ltd. In Association with the Anglo-Israel Association, 1958. 93 pp. Cloth in lightly edgeworn and somewhat toned dust jacket. "Felix Frankfurter/ 1958" to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * Frankfurter knew Deedes through their shared interest in Jewish efforts in Palestine. They met at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, where Frankfurter led the American Zionist delegation. Deedes also attended and went on to serve as chief secretary to the British High Commissioner in Palestine. Deedes founded the Anglo-Israel Association in 1919, one year after the establishment of the state of Israel.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ]
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      1958. 1. SEUSS,DR. YERTLE THE TURTLE and other stories. NY:Random Hse (1958). 4to, glazed pict. bds, owner inscription and bookplate else near Fine in lightly soiled dw with price intact). 1st ed.A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Discours de Suède.

      Paris; Gallimard, 1958. First edition on ordinary paper. 19x12 cm. 69, (4, 3 blanks) pp. Original printed wrappers. Publisher's "S.P." perforation on rear cover. A fine copy. A small bookplate on verso of front wrapper, with the initials B. O. J. Printed here are Camus' Nobel Prize award speech and the Nobel Lecture. Inscribed by Camus to his physician Michel Albeaux-Fernet: "au docteur Albeaux Fernet avec beaucoup d'amicales pensées / Albert Camus"

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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      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.

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        The Memoirs of Field Marshall the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

      London: Collins, 1958 With a dedication by Montgomery to Alderman Dalton, dated 31st October 1959 on the occasion of the unveiling of the Churchill statue in Woodford Green. Also signed by Winston S Churchill. Housed in a leather and cloth Asprey box, with lovely gilt tooling to the spine. One of the very few items signed jointly by these great men!

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Poems de Charles d'Orleans

      One of the original sets of 1200 lithograph copies of Matisse’s original, which was done in color pencil and crayon. The text is a selection of Charles’ poems that Matisse wrote out in hand in French. He then added fleur de lis decorations and hand drawn borders, all in various colors. Slightly more than 100 pages and more than 50 original lithographs, loose in sets of four pages each, housed in illustrated wrappers. A beautiful set with only slight offsetting on some internal pages. The acetate protector on the wrappers is yellowed and has a closed tear bottom left of front cover. Signed by Matisse in pencil on the limitation page. This is copy number 778. The protective cardboard box is in Poor condition, soiled and faded, with splits at the seams and one long, folding flap detached. Even though the number produced was large, intact copies are quite rare – presumably because many copies were broken and sold separately as single Matisse lithographs. This production is widely considered one of the most important illustrated books ever done. Included is a note from M. J. Royer, Antiquarian Bookseller and Gallery of Fine and Applied Arts, Los Angeles, to “Mrs. Tarr” stating that he has located this copy in Europe. The note is dated Dec. 4, 1958; additionally there is an Invoice for the purchase dated 14 Feb. ’59. Special shipping will be required at extra cost.

      [Bookseller: Squid Ink Books]
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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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        Appointment with Dishonour [Signed by William H. Gage, Jr. and by George Seferis]

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1958. First edition. A Very Good + to Near Fine copy of the first American edition, first printing -- which preceded the UK edition, in a Very Good, bright, attractive, dust jacket (short closed tear where the upper front panel meets the spine panel, tiny hole near spine tail, some general wear), INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM GAGE TO NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR GEORGE SEFERIS on the title page as follows: "For George S.____________ / with esteem and / admiration / Bill Gage", and further INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS to fellow author Rex Warner on the front free endpaper as follows: "Rex Warner [underlined] / George Seferis [in Greek, followed by a 4-line poetic inscription in Greek ending with an ellipsis and after which Seferis has drawn 5 stacked curved lines]. The novel dramatizes the Cypriot Revolution against British occupation of Cyprus (a chaotic period during which many Cypriots sought the incorporation of Cyprus into Greece and which, in 1955 gave birth to the violent pro-Enosis movement known as the EOKA whose military wing, led by George Grivas, sabotaged military installations, ambushed military convoys and patrols, and assassinated British soldiers and local informers.) George Seferis first visited Cyprus in 1963 and immediately fell in love with the island. As an important Greek Diplomat who ultimately became Ambassador to the UK, Seferis spent much time and effort seeking a resolution of the Cyprus question, investing a great deal of effort and allowing his personal views to intrude on his diplomatic efforts. Also one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, Seferis won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture", making him the first Greek ever to have received the Prize. British author Rex Warner, to whom Seferis has inscribed this novel, was Seferis' close friend and frequent translator. In addition to their deep relationship as friends, each man held the other in high regard, and Warner's excellent translations of his work were a major factor in Seferis' winning the Prize. Both authors were fascinated by Cyprus as, clearly, was Gage. Copies of this novel are quite uncommon, and signed copies are as rare as hen's teeth. Of course, books signed by George Seferis are far from plentiful to the market, and copies of this novel signed by Seferis, who was deeply interested in the subject matter of this work, are rare indeed. A Very Good + copy of this scarce novel centered around the Cypriot Revolution, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM H. GAGE, JR. AND BY GEORGE SEFERIS. RARE.

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1958 10th Impression in Original Dustjacket with Custom Slipcase

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1958. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1958. The book is in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition, with a bit of tanning to the spine of the dustjacket, very light soiling to the white areas, and only the slightest of rubs or wear to the tips and corners of the fold areas. No previous owners name or dates, nor any other writing noted. No foxing marks or offsetting noted. The map endpapers are clean and bright, unmarked. The boards are the original green cloth with dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own Mountains and Dragon design, with no bumped corner, and a bit of spine lean. The title verso has the full printing history up to this tenth impression of 1958. The original dustjacket is incorrectly marked the 9th impression, but would appear to be the original as both book and dustjacket are remarkably well preserved. In 1957 (Ninth Impression book) Houghton Mifflin ordered a number of sheet sets to be imported from A&U for the US 1957 Ninth Printing, however after A&U had already printed the full run, HM backed out of part of the order due to import costs and reduced their order by 1,000 sheet sets. So A&U assumed they would have 1,000 more UK books than originally planned and as such they had Jackets produced for this overrun. Subsequently, HM changed their mind again and took the 1,000 sheet sets they had canceled, thus leaving A&U with 1,000 extra Ninth Impression Jackets. They simply used those extra jackets on the 1958 Tenth Impression Books. So there should be 1000 copies of the 1958 UK Tenth Impression book with a Ninth Impression Jacket, which would make this even more scarce than the 3,500 copies of the Tenth Impression books in the Tenth Impression Jackets. The dustjacket is not price clipped and in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition, with only the most minor of rubbing to the edges, with a tiny bit of loss at the tips of the folds, but lacking any of the normal tears to the edges. Edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed, with the top edge slightly dusty. A beautiful copy, of an early printing, of this much sought after children's classic. A custom faux leather slipcase included, featuring the original Mountain and Dragon design by Tolkien, reflects the design on the covers of the book. Additional digital images are available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

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      London- UK: Collins-Harvill Press, 1958. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO- Boris Pasternak- Collins-Harvill Press- Lonndon-UK 1958- TRUE 1st Edition-1st Printing- English. Hardcover:-8vo- VG++-Near FINE/VG+ dj has several nicks, repaired spine tear and dime sized piece missing from top of dj near top spine otherwise price-clipped but complete with B&W photo of Pasternak on back of dj.- Publishers original red cloth with gilt titles on spine- Very Scarce!!-510pp are clean, no tears or writing-A solid book.- SEE PHOTOS- Basis for the 1965 David Lean epic, which featured Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Tom Courtenay, Siobhan McKenna, Ralph Richardson, and Alec Guinness. The film won five Oscars-Paternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958. Fiction-adventure-romance-Russia-revolution-movie-tie-in-Oscar-classic (3444) . 1st Edition-1st Printing-UK. Cloth. VG++-Near FINE/VG+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. A superb copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket. First English language edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Catcher in the Rye (First Modern Library Edition, inscribed by Salinger in 1959)

      New York: Modern Library, 1958. First printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Suzie Boorsch, / with best wishes, / J.D. Salinger / The New Yorker / May 2, 1959." The only Salinger inscription we have seen referencing The New Yorker, the magazine Salinger was most closely associated with during his literary career, with a date just two months before the publication of "Seymour: An Introduction" in the June 6, 1959 issue.& & Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Professional repair to split at the front hinge, spine very slightly shaken, with a touch of wear to the tips. Jacket is lightly toned at the spine and edges, with a short closed tear to the front panel and a touch of rubbing at the heel, but presents very well.

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        Autograph letter signed, from Christie to Wilder regarding Wilder's movie version of "Witness For the Prosecution"

      South Devon, UK, no date.. ALS, one leaf, pp.2, on Christie's note paper printed with her address. Single hole punch and staple, folded once, fine. Housed in presentation book-box. Written out by the author in blue ink; Dear Billy Wilder, Larry Bachman tells me that you never heard whether I liked your picture Witness For the Prosecution. Well- I did [underlined twice]. What's more- I enjoyed [underlined]- a thing I never suspected to when seeing a film made from one of my books! You did a wonderful job and I admire that film very much still. Most people do. So let me make amends. Yours, Agatha Christie. Superb content, and perhaps the author's only written communication with Wilder, who had directed the Oscar-nominated 1958 adaptation of her classic 1948 short story. Wilder, who was regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age, and who was nominated for eight Academy Awards (winning twice) was responsible for such acclaimed motion pictures as Sunset Boulevard, The Seven Year Itch, The Spirit of St.Louis, Stalag 17 and Some Like It Hot. Less well know are his contributions to cult 60'as films Ocean's Eleven and Casino Royale! A remarkable piece of cinema history.

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      N.P. CA.: Fink, 11/20/58, 1958 FOUR PAGE TLS FROM ROBERT FINK 11/20/58 to Henry Miller from his close friend Robert Fink on 8vo., off-white bond in near fine condition. "Dear Henry:- / I need two paperback Colossi very badly. One for Edie's Spanish teachers also teaches French. He was at one time a student of Wallace Folie and for some curious reason never read any of your books! So I wish to give him Colossus, since he is a nice Jewish boychik and his wife is a typical New York girl from the era when all the Yiddish mamas [during the 20's] were naming their daughters Shirley. The Gentiles used other names. . . [ask your first wife!]. Anyway the enclosed is for the Colossi. / I don't know the author of that limerick "tome". It is banned like the Tropics so I can't get one although I have tried". What follows is more about Miller's new sound system, Fink's shopping for corduroy slacks for Miller & Capri pants for Eve, a note about Nexus & 28 'dirty' limericks, Bob's naughty specialty & Miller's fascination. A curious letter signed twice -at the bottom of page 1 & page 4. Page one in very good condition with one short closed tear repaired archivally, otherwise the following pages are in fine condition. Robert Finkelstein (later Fink) was a fan, correspondent, and benefactor of Henry Miller. Their friendship strengthened when Fink and his wife Edie moved to Los Angeles from Chicago in 1949. Fink soon found an excellent job in Los Angeles and opened his own successful electronics business. The Finks visited Big Sur on weekends, sometimes taking food and other gifts for which Miller reciprocated with manuscripts and water colors. Fink offered help in Miller's attempts to help other impoverished writers who appealed to him for funds, food or a place to stay. Fink also began defending Miller against vilifying editorials, writing articles praising Miller's works and character. Provenance: PBA /The Personal Archive of Henry Miller Part I Fine Modern Literature Thursday, June 26, 1997.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents.

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        The Memoirs of Field Marshall the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

      London: Collins, 1958 With a dedication by Montgomery to Alderman Dalton, dated 31st October 1959 on the occasion of the unveiling of the Churchill statue in Woodford Green. Also signed by Winston S Churchill. Housed in a leather and cloth Asprey box, with lovely gilt tooling to the spine. One of the very few items signed jointly by these great men!

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        Collection of Sherlock Holmes Novels

      1958. A Fine Collection of Sherlock Holmes Novels DOYLE, Arthur Conan. [Collection of Sherlock Holmes Novels]. London: John Murray, [1958-1964].Uniform Edition. Fifteen (of eighteen) octavo volumes (7 1/16 x 4 11/16 inches; 179 x 119 mm.).Comprising the following Sherlock Holmes titles: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ([1960]); The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes ([1960]); The Return of Sherlock Holmes ([1962]); His Last Bow ([1960]); The Hound of the Baskervilles ([1964]); The Sign of Four ([1963]); and The Valley of Fear ([1959]); as well as Sir Nigel ([1959]); The White Company ([1962]); The Refugees. A Tale of Two Continents ([1960]); Rodney Stone ([1963]); Uncle Bernac. A Memory of the Empire ([1959]); The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard ([1961]); The Lost World. Being an Account of the Recent Amazing Adventures of Professor E. Challenger…([1960]); and The Tragedy of the Korosko ([1958]). Without The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Micah Clarke, and Adventures of Gerard.Uniformly bound (probably by Morrell) for Henry Sotheran (stamp-signed on the front free endpaper) in three-quarter red polished calf over red cloth boards. Spines ruled in blind with five raised bands and blue morocco gilt lettering labels, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Mildest uniform fading to spines. Otherwise a fine set.

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        *Signed 14x* Walt Disney the Art of Animation; The Story of the Disney Studio Contribution to a New Art

      Golden Press, 1958. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good. Signed. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* 14 times; by Walt Disney (to Virgina all Best) [obverse front fly], Roy E. Disney (with Love), Jack Hannah [copyright page], Bob Broughton, Emilio Bianchi [pg 44], Bill Justice (Luv to Ginny) [pg 47], Al Bertino [pg 53], Art Cruickshank [pg 123], Ub Iwerks [pg 126], Frank Thomas, Ward Kimball [pg 134], Ollie Johnston [pg 135], Ward Kimball [again], Jack Boyd [pg 158]. Generally signed at their photo or reference, signed 14 times by 13 Disney artists & animators. Good+ (5 of 10) / in Very Good- dustjacket (6 of 10). The DustJacket is protected inside a recent archival plastic protector sleeve. There is rub-through/shelf wear to the bottom. Some minor black staining from previous dj protector to the ends of the boards. First Edition 1st Printing (no additional printings indicated) [Walt Disney (December 5, 1901 - December 15, 1966), Roy E. Disney (January 10, 1930 - December 16, 2009, son of Roy O. Disney, a longtime senior executive for The Walt Disney Company), Jack Hannah (January 5, 1913 - June 11, 1994, an animator, writer and director, credited with developing, if not creating, the personality of the animated version of Donald Duck.), Bob Broughton (September 17, 1917 - January 19, 2009, camera effects artist on both animated and live-action motion pictures), Emilio Bianchi, Bill Justice (February 9, 1914 - February 10, 2011, animator on features Fantasia, The Three Caballeros, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan. Arguably best known as the animator of the rabbit Thumper from 1942's Bambi and chipmunks Chip 'n Dale.), Al Bertino (July 15, 1912-August 18, 1996, animator on Pinocchio and Fantasia, wrote for the Wonderful World of Disney, and helped create a number of attractions at Disneyland), Art Cruickshank (1918 – 1983, joined Disney in February 1939 as an animation camera operator. He handled layouts for the multiplane camera. He won an Oscar for Fantastic Voyage.), Ub Iwerks (March 24, 1901 - July 7, 1971, two-time Academy Award winning American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, creator of Mickey Mouse, and special effects technician.), Frank Thomas (September 5, 1912 - September 8, 2004, animator, one of the nine old men. He animated the dwarfs crying over Snow White's "dead" body, Pinocchio singing at the marionette theatre, Bambi and Thumper on the ice, Lady and the Tramp eating spaghetti.), Ward Kimball (March 4, 1914 - July 8, 2002, animator, one of the nine old men. He created several classic Disney characters including the Crows in Dumbo; Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland; the Mice, Lucifer the Cat and Bruno the Dog from Cinderella; and Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio.), Ollie Johnston (October 31, 1912 - April 14, 2008, animator, one of the nine old men. He was a directing animator beginning with Pinocchio. He contributed to most Disney animated features, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia and Bambi.), Jack Boyd (1916 - 1998, Animator and effects animator 1939-1973 worked on Donald Duck, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Make Mine Music, Fun and Fancy Free, Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Fox and the Hound, Mickey's Christmas Carol).]. * * * * * * * * * * {FREE Media Mail Shipping! Images available for any item, just ask. Any images shown next to the listing that have our watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning. All items subject to prior sale. Why the odd prices? We run a percent discount for our Biblio listings, which insures Biblio has our lowest prices online, but does give odd change.}

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