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      Second bilingual edition for which there is no mention of large papers. Binding of the publisher in full sand cartonnage, smooth back of black cloth. autograph dedication of the author autograph signed and dated from Saint-John Perse to Yves-André Istel: "... the very clear threshold of his life as a man ..." Pleasant complete copy of its jacket which includes slight tears. Pantheon Books New York 1958 16x23,5cm reliure de l'éditeur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Reallexikon der Deutschen Literaturgeschichte (4 vols:A-Z)

      Walter de Gruyter 1958 - 4 vols. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mani. Travels in the Southern Peloponnese; [with] Roumeli, Travels in Northern Greece

      London: John Murray [through 1966], 1958. Two First Impressions of "two of the best travel books of the century." (Financial Times) Octavos in correct pictorial dust jackets by John Craxton. Mani: xiii,[5],320pp, with frontispiece and title-page vignette by Craxton, map of the southern Peloponnese by John Woodcock, and 26 photographs by Joan Eyres Monsell (the author's wife); Mani: Publisher's scarlet cloth, spine and upper cover stamped gilt, price-clipped (rather aggressively, catching just the corner of the final letter of the photographer's name). Near Fine, pages clean and binding secure, neatly erased name from front fly leaf, two corners lightly bumped; Near Fine jacket, spine panel very gently faded and top tip lightly rubbed. Roumeli: viii,248pp, with inserted double-page map of northern Greece on heavy grey stock by Craxton and 20 photographs by Monsell. Publisher's French blue cloth, spine and upper cover stamped gilt, dust jacket priced 30s. Near Fine or better (spine-tip cloth sunned, name neatly inked on front fly leaf ), very lightly read, gilt bright; Near Fine jacket (spine panel moderately tanned, tips lightly rubbed and nicked), front panel still bright and vibrant. All in all, an attractive set. ¶ During the Second World War, Leigh Fermor was stationed in Albania, Greece, and occupied Crete, where, disguised as a shepherd in the mountains, he helped organize the resistance. After the War he traveled in the West Indies and then settled in Greece. Mani, an exploration of that country's southernmost promontory, one of the most isolated regions of the world, is considered by some his finest book. ("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: 76; pp. 42-49). It was followed by a sequel, Roumeli (the ancient name for the lands from the Bosphorus to the Adriatic and from Macedonia to the Gulf of Corinth) explores Northern Greece and its minority communities, taking the reader among Sarakatsan shepherds, the monasteries of Meteora and the villages of Krakora, among itinerant peddlers and beggars. Leigh Fermor was widely regarded as Britain's greatest travel writer during his lifetime, and he was once described as "a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Near Fine / Near Fine.

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        Suddenly Last Summer

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

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        CERCAPOU vol.II

      EDITORIAL BARCINO, Barcelona 1958 - ELS NOSTRES CLASSICS SPAGNOLO A cura di G.E.Sansone, pagine ingiallite dal tempo e dalla qualità della carta, alcune di esse ancora intonse, rilegatura editoriale cartonata con sovraccoperta ingiallita al dorso e con lievi segni del tempo

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      NOUVELLES EDITIONS LATINES, Paris 1958 - Francese Brossura editoriale morbida, illustrata con foto in nero del protagonista, ingiallita, con fioritura e lievi segni di usura, pagine ancora intonse ed in buonissimo stato di conservazione, fioritura ai tagli

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        The Violins of Saint-Jacques - A Tale of the Antilles.

      John Murray/André Deutsch, London., 1958. Third printing (the first printing was issued by Murray with Derek Verschoyle). Octavo. 139 pages. Decorations by Robin Ironside. Map on front endpapers.Signed by the author on the title-page. In 1966 an operatic version of the book with music by Malcolm Williamson and a libretto by William Chappell was produced at Sadler's Wells. This copy has presentation inscriptions to the tenor John Fryatt (who played Captain Joubert) from the composer, the librettist, the conductor (Vilem Tausky) and most of the cast of this production: Patricia Kern, April Cantelo, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Bowman, Owen Brannigan, David Hillman, Émile Belcourt, Ann Robson, Wendy Baldwin and Maggie Neville.Very good in chipped and slightly rubbed dustwrapper with several short tears repaired on the reverse.

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      Berlin: Druck, [1958]. 23 x 33 inches. Color offset lithograph on A- paper. Near Fine. Designed by German illustrator and graphic artist Richard Blank (1901 - 1972). Original.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Anthropologie structurale; [together with] Anthropologie structurale deux.

      [Paris:] Librairie Plon,, 1958 & 1973. 2 works, octavo. Un: uncut and partly unopened in original paper wrappers, spine and wrappers lettered and ruled in black and red. With 6 cuttings stapled and laid in. Deux: original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket and 6 documents laid in. Un: 4 double-sided photographic plates, numerous illustrations to the text. Deux: 13 diagrams to the text. A few neat pencil and ink annotations to contents. Un: spine sunned, wrappers creased, extremities nicked, hinges cracked but firm. Deux: spine ends rubbed, corners gently bumped, a few small nicks to dust jacket extremities. Both very good copies. Scarce first edition, first impression, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to fellow social anthropologist and ethnologist Sir Raymond Firth on the half-titles, "A Raymond Firth, avec l'amitié de Claude Lévi Strauss" and "To Raymond Firth, with warmest regards, Claude Lévi Strauss". Anthropologie structurale and Anthropologie structurale deux present a collection of foundational essays written over the course of nearly two decades and which were key to the development of the theories of structuralism and structural anthropology. Firth (1901-2002) was a lecturer at the London School of Economics and became particularly well known for his study of Maori culture. Lévi-Strauss admired Firth's work and contributed to the papers read at the celebration of Firth's life and works in 2004. The six cuttings laid in to Anthropologie structurale contain reviews of ethnographic, economic, and anthropological works by Raoul and Laura Makarius, Serge Latouche, and Bernard Delfendahl, as well as the front cover for the 1973 catalogue for Editions Anthropos. The five documents laid in to Deux are: a) Three-page signed typewritten draft of Firth's review of D. M. Goodfellow's Principles of Economic Sociology (1939), published in the Royal Institute of Philosophy's journal (1941), annotated by Firth. b) Four-page printed review of La Pensée sauvage by Nur Yalman from the American Anthropologist. c) Note card from Lévi-Strauss to Firth dated 15 May 1968. d) Note card from Firth to unknown recipient, dated 24 May 1977. e) Note on paper, possibly in Firth's handwriting, discussing the translation of the title of Lévi-Strauss's La Pensée sauvage. f) Note on yellow paper, possibly in Firth's handwriting, laid in to p. 139, on the distinction between formalism and structuralism.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Janis "Pearl" Joplin - book signed circa 1958

      JANIS JOPLINShe signs on her picture in a classmate's copy of their high school yearbook from 1958!Book Signed: "Janis/Joplin", 291 plus pages, 7¾x10¾. The Yellowjacket '58, The Jefferson High School 1958 Yearbook picturing her as a sophomore on page 120. At Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas, Joplin was in the Slide Rule Club, Future Teachers of America and the Art Club and was a hospital aide. Also signed by many other students, some inscribed to Alice, the original owner of this yearbook. Joplin died at 27 of a heroin overdose. Her autograph is exceedingly rare and desirable in any form. Covers are scuffed and worn. Cover spine has separated from binding at back cover, 2½-inch separation at lower edge of front cover. Inside covers and some pages lightly stained. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: HistoryForSale]
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        Il Capitan Fracassa


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        Pegasus and Other Poems

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958. First American edition. 1 vols. Cloth, in good jacket, pages slightly yellowed. First American edition. 1 vols. Inscribed to Allen Tate. Inscribed on the flyleaf " Allen / affectionately / from Cecil D.L. / 12.10. 58"

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        Il Dottor Zivago

      FELTRINELLI EDITORE, 1958. ITALIANO 0,64 Legatura editoriale in cartoncino rigido. Sovracoperta illustrata con alette. Pagine in buono stato leggermente brunite, anche ai tagli. Traduzione dal russo di Pietro Zveteremich. USATO

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        Le roman de renard.

      1958 - Paris, Jacques Vialetay, 1958-1959; in-folio, 127pp à 253pp (pagination continue), en feuillets, sous couvertures rempliées illustrées au 1er plat, dans son emboîtage pleine toile grise, étui bordeaux (insolé). Ouvrage en édition originale de la version de Maurice Genevoix. Illustré de 90 illustrations en couleurs de Paul Jouve., gravées sur bois par Beltrand. La justification de tirage annonce 198 exemplaires numérotés, plus XXV exemplaires chiffrés réservés aux collaborateurs. Les exemplaires destinés à Maurice Genevoix, Paul Jouve et Jacques Beltrand sont marqués : exemplaire d'auteur ou exemplaire d'artiste. C'est le cas du nôtre noté exemplaire d'auteur et signé par Maurice Genevoix, Paul Jouve et Jacques Beltrand. Il est enrichi d'une suite sur Rives et une suite de décomposition des couleurs des planches doubles. Le papier est d'une blancheur immaculée?. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lectures on the Theory of Elliptic Functions: Analysis

      Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. B0006AVSMS Tight binding, sharp corners, bright interior, tanning to cover wraps. . Very Good. 1958.

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        Pierre écrite

      Paris: Maeght Éditeur, 1958. Ed. numérotée. En cahiers sous chemise titrée. Très bon. Raoul Ubac. Signé par l'auteur et l'artiste. Grand in-4. Non paginé. Complet des dix lithographies dont une en double page. Sous chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Édition originale numérotée sur grand Vélin de Rives, exemplaire no. 35/105/125, signé au colophon par Y. Bonnefoy et Raoul Ubac. Bel exemplaire. (Chapon, Le peintre et le livre, 291; Monod, 1693).

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      - Kyoto 1958-59, [Kawakita]. Goat skin spine over boards, dj., original boxed case, printed on hand made papers, 354p., 18 collotypes, 1 color woodcut folding frontispiece, excellent copy, prospectus layed in. FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION 125 *** *** *** . .THE FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED, NUMBERED EDITION OF 125 COPIES . . PRINTED ON RARE HAND-MADE WASHI PAPER WITH DECKLE EDGES . . THE AUTHOR WROTE TWO OF THREE PLANNED TITLES: A very RARE & DeLuxe Edition, printed on handmade Washi paper, fabricated of pure Kozo [Brous-sonetia Kazinoki Sieb.] made by the master paper-maker Endo Tadao of Shiroishi village. The paper was only made during the winter months when the strongest and most durable fibers are harvested to make good solid paper. Please see below for the author's first book. This one being his second and last title. . SPECIAL TECHNIQUE WITH HAND-BURNISHED CAMELLIA LEAVES: . To harden and impart a gloss to the paper, each sheet was hand-burnished while they were still on the drying boards with camellia leaves, a ancient and difficult process, seldom used after the late 1950's. . *** TOGETHER WITH: A COPY OF THE PROSPECTUS: There is an excellent copy of the book prospectus included. This is an exact sample of the book, which is also printed on hand-made Washi paper, printed in red and black ink, the same approximate size as the book, 23 x 30.5 cm., and states "Prospectus" at the top left corner. . THE CONTENTS: The first printed page discusses the number of copies, with other informative notes by Hawley, giving the contents, and discussion of volume 2 where he states: ".which, it is hoped, will appear before the end of 1959, contains." 2 pages of his comments." . Followed by the Preface, 7 pages, dated Sept. 11, 1958, Yamashina, Kyoto. Then page 215 text is shown, along with a double-size sheet of b.w. photo showing "Plate IIB. Ainus [native people of Hokkaido Island] Making a Feast of Dolphin-meat [from Tani-Gentan's Ezokiko, MS., 1799]," pages 216-218. . The back of p.218 shows the price of volume I "WHALES AND WHALING IN JAPAN," along with the booksellers who will distribute this and other Hawley titles. The Prospectus was hand bound with a buff-color silken cord, affixed in three places, nicely done ! . BOOK ORDER FORMS: Also included are two 13.5 x 13.5 book order card forms for "WHALES AND WHALING IN JAPAN," Edition Limited to 125 Copies." This was likely sent by the author to prospective buyers, along with the Prospectus, to be sent to the author for purchase, where the buyer indicates his "name, address, the number of copies and a draft for Yen or $ is enclosed. . *** . THE FRONTISPIECE: The large folding frontispiece is a color woodblock print which required a total of 15 individual blocks, with a total of 30 printing stages. . THE MONOGRAPH: This monograph is complete as issued, and is Q U I T E R A R E. Each page is a large Washi sheet, with deckle edge, the overall book size is 24 x 31.5 cm., plus illustrations. . *** THE CONTENTS: The contents covers the introduction, Japanese names of whales, and related fish: the Morse & the Narwahl, the Beluga & other Dolphins in Japan. . *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: There is a useful bibliography of Japanese books on Whales & Whaling at the end. . *** POSTSCRIPT: The postscript, covers a note on the hand-made papers used in this book. . *** RARE AND UNUSUAL SUBJECT: This is a substantial study of the Japanese whales, and how the Japanese fished for them, the harvesting & capturing techniques. Illustrating how the whales were hand-winched to the beach, and the following dissection. . *** THE BINDING: The book is hand-bound in lovely brown goat skin over Washi paper covered boards. The slipcase box is covered in a lovely Washi paper with flecks of brown bark against natural white fibers. The folk art of Japanese paper and binding evident. . A superb example of the great Japanese art of the book, its lovely binding, paper and Washi-covered slipcase makes a great presentation. . *** CONDITION:

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        Methuselah's Children

      Gnome Press, New York 1958 - First Edition, First Issue, Currey "A" Binding, Black Boards, First Issue Dj With 38 Titles Listed On Rear Panel With Publisher's Address Shown As " 80 East 11Th St., New York 3". Currey Reports That The First Issue Does Not Indicate "First Edition" And Is In Black Boards. [Chalker Reports Completely Different Printing And Issue Information, But Omits Any Mention Of The Black Boards Issue]. Book Is Unworn, Unmarked, Light Bumping Along Top Edge Of Spine Only. Pages Somewhat Browned As Is Usual With This Book. Dust Jacket Is Very Clean And Bright, No Soiling, No Foxing, Not Price-Clipped, No Chips, Bumped 1/8" Deep Along Top Edge Of Spine, Tiny Loss At Top Of Front Flap Fold And 1/8" Closed Tear At Top Of Rear Flap Fold. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Le esercitazioni di chimica analitica, chimica agraria e industrie agrarie negli istituti tecnici agrari

      Città di Castello: Società Editrice Dante Alighieri, 1958. Brossura. BUONO. 14,5 22. USATO

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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1958. 11 issues.

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo 1958 - 4to. Original wraps. 11 issues ; lacking no. 7Later issues ISSN 0131-6885 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Van Gogh

      Beaverbrook Newspapers Limited, 1958. INGLESE 0,66 Volume brossurato in cartoncino semi rigido. Sovracoperta illustrata con alette ripiegate. Ulteriore protezione in plastica trasparente con alette. Pagine in buonissimo stato. XVI ( 16 ) riproduzioni di tavole pittoriche, fuori testo, distaccate dalle pagine. USATO

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        Doctor Zhivago.

      London Collins and Harvill Press 1958 - First U.K. edition. 8vo., publisher's red cloth boards, complete with rare Nobel Prize winner wrap-around band, faint spotting to endpapers, a few small chips to upper edge, not price-clipped or sun-faded, a near fine example. Set in Imperial Russia, the novel opens in the early years of the twentieth century and follows the tragic love story between Yuri Zhivago and Lara Guichard through both World War I and the upheaval of the Russian Revolution. Filmed by David Lean in 1965 starring Omar Sharif and Julie Chrisite. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dr. No.

      London Jonathan Cape 1958 - First edition. 8vo., publisher's boards, spine lettered in silver, this copy without dancing lady on upper cover (no priority of issue established), original pictorial dust wrapper, short signature to front free endpaper, hint of rubbing to corners, otherwise a fine copy. Fleming's sixth James Bond novel, and the first to be made into a film. The start of Bond-mania. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelles et Textes pour Rien

      Les Editions de Minuit, Paris., 1958. First illustrated edition: six plates from drawings by Avigdor Arikha. Wrappers. Octavo. 220 pages. Number 987 of 2000 copies.Presentation copy from the artist, inscribed on the first blank: ''À Jean-Marie - toute mon amitié. Avigdor, Paris, Juillet 1958''. The recipient is fellow artist Jean-Marie Queneau, son of the writer Raymond Queneau.Very near fine.

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        Lettres à ses amis, 1

      First edition, one of 35 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies.Illustrations.A very good copy. Gallimard Paris 1958 12x19cm broché

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        Twizzle's Adventure Stories (The Lovable TV Character)

      Birn Brothers Ltd, London 1958 - RARE title. FIRST EDITION. Illustrated in colour throughout. Includes full-colour frontispiece plate. Charming 1950's illustrations by F.H. Woof. Apart from the full-colour covers & frontispiece, all illustrations are b&w with one additional colour added (either blue, red, green, or orange). Every page is adorned with either one or two large illustrations, however some pages feature a comic-book-style layout with several illustrations. One double-page spread features a dice game. The volume contains a total of 18 short adventure stories (some rhyming), plus 3 pages with puzzles, & the dice game. The children's TV show "The Adventures of Twizzle" ran from 1957 to 1959. There were a total of 52 episodes. This book was published in 1958, in the middle of the show's run. "The Adventures of Twizzle (or simply Twizzle as it was known in some territories) is the very first television show produced by AP Films and specifically Gerry Anderson (creator of the 'Thunderbirds' series), after being approached by author Roberta Leigh (who also co-produced with Anderson) and her colleague Suzanne Warner. Twizzle - from whom the series gets its name - is a boy doll with the ability to extend (or 'twizzle') his legs and arms. He wears a pixie-like hat and has a cat companion known as 'Footso'. Although a boy, he was voiced by a woman, Nancy Nevinson who also narrated the series. The series follows his adventures as he uses his abilities to get out of trouble. In all, 52 episodes were made in black and white, although only the first, Twizzle and Footso, is believed to survive and was included as an additional feature on the boxed set of the entire series of Space Patrol released in 2003." Wikipedia notes that "there was a British annual brought out in 1960 by Birn Brothers Ltd, called More Twizzle Adventure Stories which is now very rare", however no mention of this particular earlier title published in 1958. Printed in Great Britain. Bound in publisher's original bright full-colour pictorial white laminated boards, with one-colour pictorial endpapers. No dustjacket issued. Slight handling wear, very mild toning to boards, former owner's ink inscripton to verso of ffep, minimal penciling within, light marginal foxing (due to cheap paper), otherwise overall a very nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. 93pp. VERY RARE & collectible. SB-42. Size: 28 x 21cm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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        Picasso Sculptures Dessins - SIGNED POSTER

      - Picasso Sculptures Dessins, Maison de la Pensée Francaise, Paris. Lithograph and collotype in colours, 1958, on wove paper, signed in pencil, from the edition of 800. 740 x 520mm [28 1/2 x 20 inches] Framed to 30 x 21 1/2. Toning to paper, creases below signature, overall very good.

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      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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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