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        Rabbit's Wedding

      New York: Harper & Row, 1958 - WILLIAMS (Garth): Rabbit’s Wedding. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958. Unbound Proof Sheets to the First edition, with hand corrections and notations in the author's hand. TOGETHER WITH an Original ink and watercolor drawing with China white for an alternate cover design, titled “When Nightingales Sing”. Measures 12-5/8 x 9-3/8 inches on larger paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Battledore Ltd]
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        METHUSELAH'S CHILDREN

      Hicksville, N.Y.: Gnome Press, [1958].. Octavo, original black boards, spine printed in red. First edition, first binding. Short stories forming part of Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54. Upper left rear corner bumped, some age-darkening to text paper, a fine copy in fine first state dust jacket, (rear panel lists 35 titles, address at base reads 80 East 11th St., New York 3) with a bump to upper right left rear corner. (#155363)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Mani: Travels In The Southern Peloponnese.

      London: John Murray, 1958. First edition, published with the Book Society of the author's travelogue about the rocky Mani, later complementing it with Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece by John Craxton, photographs by Joan Eyres Monsell. Signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor on the title page. Near fine in near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design and art by John Craxton. "His greatest book, Mani, was about a journey through that little-known and, at the time, archaic region.[He] traveled simply, staying with fishermen and farmers, which enabled him to capture the essence of the region.Almost every page has its own literary tour de force, often with intimidating displays of learning and research mixed with fantasy, imagination and acute descriptions of the scene itself" (Robin Hanbury-Tenison, Geographical). "Mani and Roumeli: two of the best travel books of the century" (Financial Times).

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

      New York: Random House, 1958. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good +. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, 187 p. First edition of this iconic book turned into a film starring Audrey Hepburn. Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naive, eccentric cafe society girl is generally considered to be the actress' most memorable and identifiable role. Hepburn regarded it as one of her most challenging roles, since she was an introvert required to play an extrovert. Hepburn's performance of its theme song "Moon River" helped composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer win an Oscar for Best Song. In 2012, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry (N.B., from Wikipedia). ***DESCRIPTION: Gold cloth boards with a black label on the spine containing the title and author in gilt, publisher also in gilt at tail of spine, cream endpapers, top of text block stained light blue; octavo size (just under 8" tall), pagination: (i-viii), (1)-178, author bio (179). Dust jacket shows original price of $3.50, designed by Ismar David in orange with white and black lettering on front, drawing of author on back. ***CONDITION: Volume is very good overall, with a corners straight and unrubbed, a strong, square text block, solid hinges, and the interior is clean and bright; there is some very light soiling to the boards and a bit of flaking to the spine label; the only markings we see is a prior owner name to the front paste down written in a flowing hand. The unclipped dust jacket is very good plus with the ubiquitous fading to the spine, light overall soiling, very minor edgewear and a few tiny chips, see pictures and please request more if needed. ***POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Works of Li T'aipo. Texts.

      Kyoto, Jumbunkagaku Kenkyusho Kyoto University, 1958. - 48 Seiten, 180 Seiten (Faksimileteil), 1 Blatt,4to (ca. 26x19 cm), goldgeprägter Original-Ganzleinenband im Original-Schuber. A.d.R.: T'ang Civilization Reference Series, No. 9. Sehr gut erhalten. - A well preserved copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1958. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine, first issue dustwrapper with very slight smudge on the front wrap. Author's first book, a collection of poems.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A History of Magic and Experimental Science (8 Volume Set)

      Colombia University Press, 1958-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 8 volume complete set. Near fine. Bound in publisher's green cloth. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Stamp on the inside cover of Leigh Van Valen (U. Chicago, evolutionary biologist). Valen was best known for his Red Queen hypothesis and his work on a Law of Extinction. <br> Lynn Thorndike's monumental history of Magic and Experimental Science follows the history of Science, alchemy and magic in the west. V. 1-2. The first thirteen centuries of our era. --v. 3-4. Fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. --v. 5-6. The sixteenth century. --v. 7-8. The seventeenth century. <br> "Such persons as Pliny the Elder, Galen, Hildegarde of Bing- en, Bartholomeus Anglicus, Albertus Magnus, Arnauldus de Villanova, Petrus d'Abano, Symphorien Champier, and Fracastorius are discussed exten- sively in special chapters. Such subjects as post-classical medicine; Anglo- Saxon Salernitan and other Latin medicine from the 9th to the 12th cen- turies; early 13th century medicine; medical and biological experiments and secrets; 14th century medicine; astrology and medicine; works on poisons; astrological surgery and medicine and similar subjects are particularly medical in character. Astrology and alchemy in all their aspects are thoroughly dis- cussed and made intelligible to the ordinary person. The work is thoroughly documented with reference to original sources. There are many full biblio- graphical citations to uncommon works, both in manuscript and printed forms. The text is written in the narrative form. It is easy to read and always inter- esting. This monumental history is on a par with Sarton's Introduction to the History of Science." Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1941 Jun; 29(4): 229–230. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Die Schlafende - Öl auf Holz

      Ohne 1958 (1958). Maße: ca. 42 cm x 24 cm, rechts im Motiv monogrammiert und datiert \'EV, 1958\', im Holzrahmen, (Rahmen mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren) - Eberhard Viegener war ein deutscher Expressionist und Vertreter der Neuen Sachlichkeit sowie Landschaftsmaler - Versand D: 5,90 EUR originale Kunst/ Graphik/ Plakate

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        The Temple of King Sethos I at Abydos (complete in 4 vols.) [INCLUDING 231 PLATES]

      London/Chicago: The Egypt Exploration Society/University of Chicago Press, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. g- to vg+. Elephant Folios. Vol.1: (xi) 40 plates. Vol.2: (ix) 46 plates. Vol.3: (xi) 65 plates. Vol.4: (xviii) 80 plates. Vol.1 still retains its brown paper dust jacket. Tan cloth boards with gilt-stamped hieroglyphic illustrations on the front covers, and gilt lettering on the spines. This is the complete four volume visual survey from the site of the King Sethos' (Seti I) temple at Abydos. The acclaimed publication remains a key resource for the study of the temple and of Egyptology in general, to this day.&#11;&#11;The Temple (also known as The Great Temple of Abydos) is recognized as among the most significant structures in the area, as was primarily built as a memorial to King Seti I (father of Ramses II), and a place of reverence for the lineage of the past Pharoahs. The temple is well known for the "Abydos King List", a list of rulers of the principle dynasties, carved onto a wall. The site includes seven chapels dedicated to the worship of the pharaoh and the six gods Ptah, Re-Horakhty, Amun-Re, Osiris, Isis and Horus. These chapels provide an invaluable resource for the study of Ancient Egyptian religion as they contain the first complete form of the Daily Ritual, which was performed throughout Egypt during the the pharaonic period. The reliefs on the temple walls are acclaimed for their detail, technique and high artistic accomplishment. &#11;&#11;Originally conceived by the Egyptian Exploration Society as a purely photographic survey detailing the content of the of the temple, it soon became clear that Amice Calverley's work in reproducing the hieroglyphs, merited a much more substantial publication. An advanced multi-step process was utilized by Calverley, that included hand tracing of the hieroglyphs from original photographs by Herbert Felton, and then competing them on site. The resulting four volumes are a testament to the tireless work she undertook during 1928-1929. &#11;&#11;The set includes:&#11;Volume I: The Chapels of Osiris, Isis and Horus&#11;Volume II: The Chapels of Amen-Re', Re'-Harakhti, Ptah, and King Sethos&#11;Volume III: The Osiris Complex&#11;Volume IV: The Second Hypostyle Hall&#11;&#11;The publication includes a total of 231 plates, gorgeously printed in both b/w and colored photogravure (each measuring approximately 23x18.5") reproducing the hieroglyphs in detail, and of the architecture of the site itself. Other plates are illustrated reproductions of the hieroglyphics, printed lithographically. Also included are some detailed architectural plans providing insight into the spacial layout of the temple site. Many of the plates are double pages. Plate 11 of vol.2 is a large three page fold-out photographic reproduction in color, measuring approximately 19x44". The initial pages of each volume feature introductory text by renowned Egyptologist and linguist Sir Alan H. Gardiner. His work complements the visual work done, and gives historical, linguistic, spacial and technical context to each of the plates. This text is following by a detailed list of plates contained in each volume.&#11;&#11;Dust jacket of volume 1 with some closed tears, and with light rubbing and chipping to the extremities. Bindings of some volumes with some spotting, water staining, smudges, and/or scratches to the boards. Light bumping to some corners. Covers of vol.4 heavily water stained, with abrasions and some rubbing to the gilt-stamped illustrations. Some spotting to the edges of some book blocks. Interior with some sporadic light foxing throughout, mostly to the margins of the pages. Text, photographs, and illustrations mostly unaffected. Book blocks tight. Bindings in good- to very good. Interiors in good+ to very good+ condition overall.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Tambourines to Glory

      New York: John Day, 1958. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 188p. dj. 21cm. Jacket has some soiling on rear panel. A few minor brown spots in margin on a couple of text pages. INSCRIBED by Hughes in 1962 to Milton Rogovin, the social documentary photographer from Buffalo ("Especially for Milton Rogovin in gratitude for your wonderful Store Front Church photos ..."). A novel about two women with no jobs who decide to open an urban store front church. Hughes also wrote this as a play but it closed after only three weeks when it finally opened on Broadway in 1963. The photo of Hughes on the rear panel of the jacket is by Roy DeCarava and shows Hughes with a jacket slung over his shoulder and a cigarette in the corner of his mouth.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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        The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1958. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine, first issue dustwrapper with very slight smudge on the front wrap. Author's first book, a collection of poems.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Things Fall Apart

      Heinemann, London 1958 - 1st printing in publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to spine - still fresh and bright with just the slightest hint of glue residue at board corners near spine where jacket previously taped down. The binding is tight, sound and square. Internally generally clean with glue residue on pastedowns close to gutters for reasons already stated, some surface disturbance to paper at ffep perhaps indicating label removal and also small area rubbing/thinning on title page perhaps indicatiing signature removal. The unclipped dustjacket is almost complete with small chips/nibbling at fold/spine.ends, a closed tears of an inch or so, glue residue to flap edges and some soiling mostly to rear panel. A reasonable copy of a very scarce book especially in jacket. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Books Inscribed to Sylvester L Vigilante with Related Correspondence

      Near Fine/Near Fine. A collection of 72 books and related correspondence almost all Inscribed by their authors to Sylvester L. Vigilante, Head of the American History Room located in Room 300 at the New York Public Library, where he apparently provided dozens of authors with invaluable research and support for their writing. Overall very good or better with some sunning and general wear including scattered chips, tears and rubbing, some lacking dust jackets.Vigilante, who coauthored with his wife Edna Vigilante the nonfiction children's book, We Were There at the Opening of the Erie Canal (1958), had a magisterial depth of knowledge of American history, particularly of the frontier West, as is evidenced in the books in the collection in both the printed acknowledgments, in the written personalized inscriptions in the books, and in the accompanying correspondence. Vigilante started at the NYPL in the early part of the last century (there exists a New York Times article from 1909 mentioning him as a young assistant who discovered a theft from the library), and retired more than 50 years later in the early 1960s. Apparently as much as he was appreciated for his research help, he was also cherished for his company and friendship: many of the letters urge him to visit, to dine, or to drink with the various authors. While he corresponded widely with authors nationwide, he apparently was the center of the circle of Western authors who both lived on the East Coast, and haunted Room 300. He was chosen the first "Sheriff" (or chairman) of the "New York branch (or "Corral") of The Westerners," a nationwide group of Western history aficionados that still exists today.The books, and in many cases accompanied by letters, include a wide range of authors from Western novelist and historians to children's book writers, folklorists, poets, and satirists. Among the more notable writers represented in this collection are Western author and screenwriter, Homer Croy; Newbery Award-winning children's author, Jean Lee Latham; playwright and African-American activist, Shirley Graham [du Bois]; New Yorker contributor and literary critic, Will Cuppy; novelist and biographer, Mari Sandoz; "the vagabond poet" Harry Kemp; folklorist, Benjamin A. Botkins; and historian, Stewart H. Holbrook.A very interesting and illuminating example of the utility of libraries and the importance of librarians in preserving documentation that fosters culture and which in turn is synthesized into books An extensive list is available upon request.

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        THE EXECUTIONERS

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958. First edition. A near fine copy, previous owners bookplate, some offset to end papers, touch of age fade to cloth of spine ends, tiny bit of residue to edges from old style jacket protector, top stain slightly faded in a bright near fine dust jacket, slight shelfwear along top edge and spine ends. (10995). Octavo, cloth backed boards. Basis for the two films titled "Cape Fear."

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Maggie-Now

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958. Near Fine/Very Good. Book club edition. Slight wear on the corners and top page edge else about near fine in a very good spine darkened dustwrapper with some edgewear. Inscribed by the author with a card laid in.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SKY

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1958. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear and some dust soiling to white background of rear panel. (8534). Octavo, cloth backed boards. Signed by Clarke. The authors own selection of stories from the period 1947-1957. Included are "The Nine Billion Names of God" and "The Star". The final story in this collection, "The Songs of A Distant Earth" was later developed into the novel of the same name. Barron (ed.): Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-46.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        French Country Cooking. Decorated by John Minton. [Second Edition. With new Preface by the Author]. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      Macdonald,, [1958]. 8vo., Second Edition, on laid paper, with frontispiece, illustrated title, and numerous full-page and smaller illustrations in the text, some relevant annotations in pencil to several recipes; original olive cloth, backstrip blocked in red and lettered in gilt, a very good, firm copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter browned at fold-ins, rubbed at joints, and mildly browned at backstrip. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE in the usual blue ink with double line. David's second book, fitst published in 1951 and to many the finest of the three classic titles that changed the nature of English cookery for ever. In common with her first work 'A Book of Mediterranean Food' this volume is greatly enhanced by the wonderful Minton illustrations, particularly the artwork for the wrap-around dustwrapper. In this second edition (from Macdonald rather than Lehmann) David adds a new Preface explaining the scope of the work, and excludes certain details relative to wartime rationing as no longer necessary. SIGNED COPIES OF DAVID'S WORKS ARE VERY SCARCE.

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        Rivarol. [Mit ausführlicher zehnzeiliger Widmung durch den Autor] [Widmungsexemplar]

      Mit langer persönlicher Widmung durch Ernst Jünger aus dem Jahr 1958: "Manche Leute haben von ihrem Reichtum nichts als die Angst, daß er ihnen verlorengeht. (s. 143) Für Karl Heinrich Rexroth: Ernst Jünger Wilflingen 19.VIII.1958."

      [Bookseller: Schlösschen28]
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        Mountolive [Volume 3 Of The Alexandria Quartet, Signed By Durrell]

      London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1958. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Yellow Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good DJ. 320 Pp. Yellow Cloth Stamped In Gilt And Violet. Near Fine Book, Clean, Hinges Tight, No Names Or Marks, Spine Gilt Bright, No Fraying Or Foxing. Dj Not Price Clipped [16S Net], Wear At Corners With Small Losses At Corners And Along Most Of Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine, Not Affecting The Lettering, And Wear Along Rear Spine Edge; Small 1/4" Deep V-Chip At Right Of Lower Edge Of Front Panel. Signed By Author On Title Page And Dated 1970.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        The Temple of King Sethos I at Abydos (complete in 4 vols.) [INCLUDING 231 PLATES]

      The Egypt Exploration Society/University of Chicago Press, London/Chicago 1958 - Elephant Folios. Vol.1: (xi) 40 plates. Vol.2: (ix) 46 plates. Vol.3: (xi) 65 plates. Vol.4: (xviii) 80 plates. Vol.1 still retains its brown paper dust jacket. Tan cloth boards with gilt-stamped hieroglyphic illustrations on the front covers, and gilt lettering on the spines. This is the complete four volume visual survey from the site of the King Sethos' (Seti I) temple at Abydos. The acclaimed publication remains a key resource for the study of the temple and of Egyptology in general, to this day.The Temple (also known as The Great Temple of Abydos) is recognized as among the most significant structures in the area, as was primarily built as a memorial to King Seti I (father of Ramses II), and a place of reverence for the lineage of the past Pharoahs. The temple is well known for the "Abydos King List", a list of rulers of the principle dynasties, carved onto a wall. The site includes seven chapels dedicated to the worship of the pharaoh and the six gods Ptah, Re-Horakhty, Amun-Re, Osiris, Isis and Horus. These chapels provide an invaluable resource for the study of Ancient Egyptian religion as they contain the first complete form of the Daily Ritual, which was performed throughout Egypt during the the pharaonic period. The reliefs on the temple walls are acclaimed for their detail, technique and high artistic accomplishment. Originally conceived by the Egyptian Exploration Society as a purely photographic survey detailing the content of the of the temple, it soon became clear that Amice Calverley's work in reproducing the hieroglyphs, merited a much more substantial publication. An adavnced multi-step process was utilized by Calverley, that included hand tracing of the hieroglyphs from original photographs by Herbert Felton, and then competing them on site. The resulting four volumes are a testament to the tireless work she undertook during 1928-1929. The set includes:Volume I: The Chapels of Osiris, Isis and HorusVolume II: The Chapels of Amen-Re', Re'-Harakhti, Ptah, and King SethosVolume III: The Osiris ComplexVolume IV: The Second Hypostyle HallThe publication includes a total of 231 plates, gorgeously printed in both b/w and colored photogravure (each measuring approximately 23x18.5") reproducing the hieroglyphs in detail, and of the architecture of the site itself. Other plates are illustrated reproductions of the hieroglyphics, printed lithographically. Also included are some detailed architectural plans providing insight into the spacial layout of the temple site. Many of the plates are double pages. Plate 11 of vol.2 is a large three page fold-out photographic reproduction in color, measuring approximately 19x44". The initial pages of each volume feature introductory text by renowned Egyptologist and linguist Sir Alan H. Gardiner. His work complements the visual work done, and gives historical, linguistic, spacial and technical context to each of the plates. This text is following by a detailed list of plates contained in each volume.Dust jacket of volume 1 with some closed tears, and with light rubbing and chipping to the extremities. Bindings of some volumes with some spotting, water staining, smudges, and/or scratches to the boards. Light bumping to some corners. Covers of vol.4 heavily water stained, with abrasions and some rubbing to the gilt-stamped illustrations. Some spotting to the edges of some book blocks. Interior with some sporadic light foxing throughout, mostly to the margins of the pages. Text, photographs, and illustrations mostly unaffected. Book blocks tight. Bindings in good- to very good. Interiors in good+ to very good+ condition overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Composición mecánica / estética. 1958 ("1950 i 8").

      Self-published, La Plata, Argentina, 1958 - Print. Two-color letterpress printed on one side. 30 x 50 cm. Unsigned, unknown edition size. As new. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: ARCHIVES]
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        Vejen til Esrum sø. Oliemaleri på malepap.

      1958 1958 - Signeret Hornung Jensen [1958]. 24x33 cm. Forgyldt ramme med etikette fra Georg Kleis's Kunsthandel. [36x44,5 cm.]. * C. Hornung-Jensen blev gennem sit elevforhold til bl.a. Fritz Thaulow og Léon Bonnat fortrolig med friluftsstudiet og det naturalistiske maleris håndværk, og hans alsidige tekniske skoling blev ham til nytte over en bred vifte af motiver: Portrætter, genremotiver og landskaber, som er typiske for Dyrehavemalernes naturstudium og det ældre, akademiske Charlottenborg-maleris soliditet. Blandt disse hævder især billederne fra Dyrehaven og Peter Lieps Hus sig ved stemningsfuld opbygning og en sikker fordeling af lys og skygge. [Weilbach].

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        La marine royale. Autographes de marins français et documents provenant des grands voiliers du premier siège de la Rochelle à la Révolution de Saint-Domingue

      Paris, Lalain Brieux, (1958), , in-8, 59 pages, 114 numéros décrits, broché, Deuxième catalogue publié par Alain Brieux, qui vient alors de reprendre la maison Janvier Père & Fils. Couverture salie.

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        The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures

      New York: Harper and Brothers, (1958). New York: Harper and Brothers. (1958). First. First edition. Fine in fine, first issue dustwrapper with very slight smudge on the front wrap. Author's first book, a collection of poems. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Exposition de Céramiques

      Maison de la Pensée Française, Paris 1958 - Lithographie originale en brun et noir imprimée par Mourlot. Czwiklitzer DTV N°31 , Bloch 1280 . Un des 500 exemplaires sur papier vélin. Format papier : 64.5 X 47.5 cm. Cette lithographie a été déclinée en une deuxième version 3 couleurs pour la même exposition. Une petite déchirure restaurée en marge inférieure.

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        Chester Nimitz ALS and speech copy, "I am an obtuse admiral … prepare for WWIII!!

      Berkeley, CA: , June 11, 1958. Berkeley, CA, June 11, 1958. 8" x 10.5". "Single page ALS, 8"" x 10.5"", scripted recto and verso, on Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Berkeley, CA letterhead. Dated ""June 11, 1958"", and signed by Nimitz as ""CW Nimitz"" . Near fine with small staple holes to upper left corner. Accompanied by a single typed carbon copy of Gros's response, near fine with light creasing and a staple hole. For reference, the lot is accompanied by a photocopy of the nine page single sided ""prepared speech statement"", which includes lengthy autographed annotations with an additional full page of autographed notes by Nimitz.Nimitz penned letter to Gros (possibly Vice President, public relations, for Pacific Gas and Electric Co., often lectured on international relations, according to Online Archive of California), references his prepared statement:""I enclose a copy of the statement which I had prepared for Vinson's Committee but did not use because I was not called. However, I may be called before the Senate Armed Forces Committee, and if so, will use it. I am grateful that you will hold the paper secure. You are free - however - to help yourself to such of the ideas expressed - if you believe in them....Aunt Catherine joins me in warmest regards…"" The accompanying second letter shows Gros commenting on Nimitz' speech, Gros says: ""I do hope you are called before the Senate Armed Forces Committee and I expressed that same hope to Tom Gates during the course of a pleasant visit I had with him in Washington last week.... I am utterly shocked at the hint thrown out by the Secretary of Defense yesterday that they might sack Arleigh Burke because of his testimony. ...it is the very negation of the democratic process to inhibit a professional officer's testifying to his honest convictions when called before a Congressional Committee…""The two were referencing Nimitz's prepared speech he planned to give before one of the Armed Forces Committees, which is included with this group as a photocopy. His speech shows a fascinating viewpoint of the armed services and the tactical and strategic balance to prepare for a future war. Nimitz gives his opinion that he believes all armed services should remain independent. ""I am one of those 'obtuse admirals' who believes that if we should unfortunately engage in World War III in the predictable future - say the next five or ten years - we will use many of the methods and in considerable part the same weapons - greatly improved of course - that we used in World War II. ...It has always been my belief that each service should have the tools it needs to carry out its major function - even though other services use similar tools. ...My great concern is that during all the experimentation now going on with missiles of all kinds, none of which have as yet proved themselves at long (over 200-300 miles ) range, we will neglect the proved weapons of World War II. While there have been great advances, there have been only a few changes. Even the atom powered submarine has only a few improvements. It is a steam turbine driven ship with a reactor furnishing heat instead of a boiler. The British had steam driven subs in World War I, and long before that the Turks had a small steam driven sub…""A fantastic set which provides insight into this esteemed Fleet Admiral."

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        Two Typed letters Signed ("J. Edgar Hoover") to U.S. Representative from New York, KATHARINE ST. GEORGE

      Washington, 1958. One page each, on letterhead of the Office of the Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation. 1 vols. 4to and 8vo. Very good condition. One page each, on letterhead of the Office of the Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation. 1 vols. 4to and 8vo. Generous Support for Hoover from Tuxedo Park. Interesting pair letters to Katharine St. George (née Katharine Delano Price Collier), Republican Congresswoman from Tuxedo Park, Orange County, New York, who served from 1947 to 1965. In the first letter, dated December 19, 1950, Hoover regretfully declines her invitation to serve on a "committee to make plans for a joint meeting of National leaders in Washington," citing the "unusually heavy pressure of my official duties and the many matters constantly arising which require my personal attention during these critical days..." (This was, of course the height of the McCarthy era, in which Hoover's FBI was busy feeding information to the House Committee on Un-American Activities). In the second letter from 1958, Hoover thanks the Honorable Congresswoman from New York for her "very generous remarks yesterday in Congress concerning my new book on communism, 'Masters of Deceit.' Your good words are indeed appreciated, and I join you in the hope the book will especially be of benefit to our country's youth.".

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        Buenos Aires: 20 Fotografías Firmadas

      [Buenos Aires: Sameer Markarius, 1958]. Yapped corners bit bumped, a few small scratches at the gloss rear panel, else close to near fine in photo-illustrated spiral-bound boards.. Limited Edition. Quarto in white plastic comb binding. Number 2 of 20 numbered copies, SIGNED and dated in pen to the table of contents page. With twenty original silver gelatin prints, punched and inserted directly into the white plastic comb binding. Created by Egyptian-born, Argentinian photographer Sameer Makarius in his adopted home of Buenos Aires in 1958. Makarius immigrated to Argentina from Hungary, where he was active in the 1940s modernist art scene known as the "European School". Once in Argentina, he founded several avant-garde and fine art photography groups, including "Forum" and "Otra Figuración". Highly uncommon title in the Latin American pantheon, with no copies in OCLC.

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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      Random House, New York 1958 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Zürcher Kassette.

      Zürich, Viernheim, 1958 4°, 72 unn. Bl., mit 13 (2 farb.) signierten Orig.-Graphiken, Orig.-Wildleder-Kassette blindgeprägt, m. losen Bl., Tadell. Nr. 53 von 250 nummerierten und vom Herausgeber im Impressum signierten Exemplaren. Signiertes Geleitwort des Stadtpräsidenten Elias Landolt. Textbeiträge von Edwin Arnet. Paul Adolf Brenner. Donald Brinkmann. Walter Büsch. Walter Mathias Diggelmann. Albert Erismann. Max Eichenberer. Johannes Fausch. Max Frisch. Gottlieb Heinrich Heer. Hermann Hiltbrunner. Rudolf Jakob Humm. Erwin Jaeckle. Ida Kleiner. Max Rychner. Joh P. Scherer. Paul Scherrer. Martin Schips. Werner Schmid. Sammy Schmitt. Hans Schumacher. Benedikt Stecher. Fridolin Tschudi. Werner Weber. Paul Wehrli. Erik Wiget und Karl Wilczynski. Die Texte jeweils vom Verfasser signiert. Die signierten Original-Holz- und Linolschnitte stammen von Arnold d´Altri. Carlos Duss. Roland Forster. Fritz Hug. Ambrosius Humm. Walter Jonas. Fritz Koffler Richard Kohli. Wladimir Sagal. Tobias Schiess und A. E. Walder. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher - Originalgrafik Deutsche Literatur Signierte Bücher

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        Dehkhoda Dictionary Encyclopedia - Loghat Nameh Dehkhoda . Complete Set in 50-volumes

      Jan 01, 1958. Hardcover. New. The great encyclopedia of the Persian language, originally published in 221 unbounded pamphlets by the university of Tehran and the printing house of the Parliament of Iran. These pamphlets when complete, have been bounded in 50-volumes and are currently the main reference work in persian language.

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        YERTLE THE TURTLE AND OTHER STORIES

      New York: Random House. 1958. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Fair dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing with the copyright page showing the 1950, 1951, 1958 dates. This First Issue dustjacket has the 295/295 printed price present and the 14 books displayed on the back of the dust jacket. Scuffing and toning to panels. Open tear to lower front panel. Chips to upper and lower rear panel. Edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Lunar Baedeker & Time-Tables: Selected Poems

      Highlands: Jonathan Williams. 1958. First. First American edition. Self-wrappers. Forewords by William Carlos Williams, Kenneth Rexroth, and Denise Levertov. Fine in illustrated wrappers. One of 450 copies of the regular edition. A beautiful copy. .

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        Tom's Midnight Garden

      Oxford University Press, 1958. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Oxford University Press in 1958. A near fine book with a neat gift inscription to the front endpaper. In a dust wrapper which has had a professional repair to the bottom of the front panel. Creasing and small repairs to the spine tips and corners. Not price clipped. A very presentable copy.

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        La inquietud postrimera de Carlos V ( 3 Vols). Tomo I. Tránsito ejemplar desde la fastuosidad cortesana de Bruselas al retiro monacal de Yuste . Tomo II. El retiro imperial de Yuste a través de los cronistas. Tomo III. Retiro, estancia y muerte de Carlos V en Yuste, según la relación inédita del canónigo placentino Don Tomás González

      Publicaciones del Movimiento, Cáceres 1958 - Tres volúmenes ( obra completa). Ejemplar intonso. Paginación: 574, 741, 478 pp. Encuadernación de Tapa dura en media piel, con puntas nervios y tejuelos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Azorín]
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        Photo Album]: South Pacific / Far East Cruise

      Bali, South Pacific 1958 - Quarto. Measuring 9.5" x 11". String-tied decorative cloth album. Contains 44 black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring around 5" x 5", with captions. Accompanied by two letters and 17 pamphlets. Very good album with a slightly bowed front board with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by Jack Livermore while taking a "South Pacific/Far East Cruise" beginning in January through April of 1958. This album is marked as "Part IV" and mostly contains photos of the Bali leg of the tour but also features pamphlets and brochures from many of the other countries Livermore visited including Fiji, Japan, and the Philippines. All of the photographs are well-composed and show an artful eye and an interest in the new cultures he was experiencing. He begins with photos from the cruise ship which are affixed to the front pastedown followed by images of the local women of Bali: topless in sarongs, bathing, washing their clothes in a river, and posed in the jungle. Later the album shows dancers in traditional clothes and headdresses performing a Legong dance. The dancers were young women and were traditionally highly regarded in society. The dances tells traditional stories including "the Tale of the King of Lasem." Also featured throughout are relics, temples, and statues depicting religious deities and the culture of the country. They visited a bat cave, local markets, and photographed working men and women in town. Many of the local people are seen boating for recreation or labor purposes. One photo shows a group of smiling people in a small boat off the shoreline, another shows banteng (indigenous South Asian cattle) being used to plow. Among the ephemera is a laid in letter from an Asian silk merchant answering a request for silk samples from Jack.An interesting collection of late 1950s Asian travel photography and ephemera. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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