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      RIZZOLI, MILANO 1958 - BIBLIOTECA UNIVERSALE ITALIANO Due volumi, traduzione di Augusta Mattioli, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, brossure editoriali in cartoncino morbido, con titoli neri al piatto ed al dorso, leggermente ingiallita e con lievissimi segni del tempo La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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      Lithograph in blue, with attached original illustrated wrappers (Very Good, small tears in the folds), 50 x 68 cm (19.8 x 28 inches), 18.5 x 12 cm. - Tehran: A. Sahab Constructional & Cartographical Drafring 1958. A stunning lithographed map of Tehran, designed by Abbas Sahab - Father of Iran's Cartography. - This stunning detailed map printed blue shows Tehran, with over 130 marked important buildings and locations, as well as croquis of most famous monuments in the upper part. The map is based on a hand drawing by Addas Sahab, the most important map-maker in Iran. The map was made just after the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, when the prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh was deposed in an Anglo-American covert operation that marked the first time the US had overthrown a foreign government during the Cold War. This is the second, revised edition of the map. The first edition, printed in red and black and with in-set maps, was published in 1956. Sahab - Father of Iran’s Cartography: The Sahab Geographic and Drafting Institute was founded in Tehran in 1935, becoming the first private geographic and mapmaking enterprise in the Middle East. Its founder was Abolghasem Sahab was succeeded by his son Abbas Sahab, the draftsman of the present map. The map was made by Addas Sahab (1921-2000), the so called "Father of Iran’s Cartography". He was born in Fam, in Tafresh district in Iran. His father Ostad Abolghasem Sahab Tafreshi was a famous writer and author of about seventy titles on on historical, geographical, religious, cultural and artistic topics. Addass Sahab devoted himself to cartography already during the time off his studies in Teheran. During his life he created more than 1,500 valuable works including maps, atlases, plates, scientific and medical illustrations, as well as geographical globes. Sahab was very active on the international level. He was an an active member of the International Cartographic Association Between 1968-1971 he issued maps of other countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Turkey. In 1970 Sahab organised the First International Map Exhibition in the Tehran Teachers Training High School and in the next years he organised similar events in the other cities. In his last years he dedicated himself to his monumental work: The Great Atlas of 14 Centuries of Islamic Arts in 20 volumes, of which the first volume was published in 2000. After Sahab’s death the printing house was taken over by his sons and is still active today. Sahab’s unique library with thousands of volumes on cartography also survives intact today.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        The Subterraneans

      Grove Press, New York 1958 - Second printing. Professionally recased. Very good with the pages somewhat toned and the first few dampstained but fresh lettering on the front board and spine fresh in an about very good dustwrapper a bit rubbed, a few tiny tears and partially split at the spine. Inscribed by Kerouac to Terry Southern: "To Beautiful Terry from Ugly Uncle Jack, Jack." Kerouac and Southern met through Southern's *Candy* co-author Mason Hoffenberg, when Southern returned from Paris to New York and settled in Greenwich Village. Southern was notorious for abusing his books and this copy is no exception, hence the re-casing. Still a spectacular association copy linking two iconic counterculture figures in what is often considered one of the scarcest of Kerouac's books to find signed in the regular edition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Dr. NO

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidius Naso Translated By the Most Eminent Hands a Selection from the 1717 Edition

      Great Britain: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1958. Limited to 200 copies, of which 75 are leather bound, with an extra set of plates. This is one of the 125 cloth bound copies.Book measures 12 1/2 x 8 inches. Collation, 248pp, 10 full page plates, including frontis,vignette on title page. Bound by Mansell, in red cloth, with gilt design on both boards, gilt title lettering. Cloth lightly dust marked, very minor marking, slightly bumped on tail of spine. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean and bright througout. A very nice clean copy.. Limited Edition. Large Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso. Translated by the Most Eminent Hands, A Selection from the 1717 edition.


      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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      D'AULAIRE. D'AULAIRE,INGRI & EDGAR. THE MAGIC MEADOW. NY: Doubleday and Company (1958). Large 4to (9 x 12 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine in fine dust wrapper. Stated 1st edition This copy is INSCRIBED BY THE D'AULAIRES WITH A LARGE PEN SKETCH THAT SPANS TWO PAGES! On the verso of the free endpaper is the printed image of a dancing bear. Around this bear, Ingri (or Edgar) has drawn William Tell who has just shot an arrow into an apple on top of a boys head on the opposite page. The story is set in the Swiss Alps and beautifully illustrated with full page and smaller color lithographs. A special copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        United States Geological Survey of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia]. Arabian Peninsula. Map I-270 B-1.

      Washington, D.C., The Survey (U.S. Geological Society), 1958. - 1380:1216 mm. Lambert conformal conic projection, constant ratio linear horizontal scale 1:2,000,000; relief shown by hachures and spot heights. In yellow library envelope. Detailed map of the complete Arabian Peninsula, based on the groundbreaking series prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Arabian American Oil Company under the joint sponsorship of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Department of State. Also includes the territories of today's Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen. "Although the search for oil, gas and minerals was ultimately to drive geological survey work across the region [.], in its early years it was the need for water that was the catalyst for Saudi Arabia's resource exploration. In 1944 King 'Abd al-'Aziz approached the United States for a technical expert who could assist with the identification and plotting of the kingdom's natural resources, particularly its groundwater reserves. The individual who arrived, Glen F. Brown, was one of the pioneers of a partnership between the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the government of Saudi Arabia that was to span the next five decades and play an important role in the development of the kingdom [.] By 1954 the Saudi Ministry of Finance, USGS and Aramco were working together to produce the first full series of geographic and geologic maps of the country. The first of their type in the Peninsula, these were published between 1960 and 1963 in both Arabic and English versions, and the information they contained formed the basis of subsequent Saudi national development plans. To this day, all modern maps of the kingdom trace their roots back to these first publications" (Parry). - Some browning and slight edge defects, but altogether in fine condition. James V. Parry, "Mapping Arabia", in: Saudi Aramco World 2004/1, p. 20ff. OCLC 30099393.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        On My Own

      Harper & Brothers, [1958] - Very nice copy in slightly soiled and edgeworn dust-wrapper. Presentation Copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Inscribed for William ???? With warm affection Eleanor Roosevelt" and further inscribed by the recipient to Bertram [Rota] "who alone deserves this "second" which I have ER’s permission to give but I use my own discretion as to recipient ." First Edition, Later Printing with "H-H" on the verso of the title-page.

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Les Ménines et la Vie.

      Paris: Editions Cercle d'Art,, 1958. Engraving with drypoint and roulette on Arches paper. Plate size 19.5 x 15 cm. Sheet size 32.5 x 51 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a white gold leaf frame with conservation mount and UV perspex. Edition of 100. Signed lower right in multicoloured pencil crayon by Picasso, numbered lower left. This etching is based on the central character Margarita Teresa from Diego Velázquez's oil painting, Las Meninas, from 1656.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mes dessins d'Antibes. With 16 lithographs by Picasso.

      Pablo Picasso. Mes Dessins d'Antibes WITH 16 POCHOIRS BY PICASSO. Avant-Propos de Georges Salles. Au Pont des Arts, Paris, 1958. Portfolio of 16 lithographs by Picasso, on Arches paper, one of 300 numbered copies. Loose as issued, complete of colophon, text, and prints, in the publisher's linen portfolio case with ties. The series "Mes dessins d'Antibes" of sixteen pochoirs on velin d'Arches pur Chiffon (by Daniel Jacomet) represent the ancient Greece of Antibes, Antipolis. Published in Paris during 1958, this work reproduces the original Picasso drawings of 1946, representing the austere mythological interaction of the Centaur, the Nymph and the Faun, a constant theme in Picasso's post-war period. Very good condition. Size: 25 ¾" x 19 ¾ "inches (65 x 50 cm)

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1958. First edition, early printing of Dr. Martin Luther King's first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed, "Best Wishes Martin Luther King Jr." on the front free endpaper. Some rubbing to the cloth, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Stride Toward Freedom is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of fifty thousand Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who, in the process, acquired a new estimate of their own human worth.''

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        La porte étroite. Lavis originaux de Jean-Pierre Rémon.

      Lausanne, André et Pierre Gonin, 1958. - In-4 en ff., sous double emboitage marron glacé, (chemise demi-parchemin ivoire, étui bordé), couverture en papier Japon nacré blanc imprimée et rempliée, 165 pp., illustré par l'artiste de 24 lavis originaux dont 10 à pleine-page. Tiré à 200 exemplaires seulement, tous signés par l'artiste et l'éditeur. Un des 70 numérotés sur grand vélin de Rives, 2e tirage après 20 sur Japon. La justification de tirage précise "chaque exemplaire est illustré à la main par l'artiste". Bel exemplaire. Réf. bibliographiques : (Monod 5356).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        Nuclear engineering handbook

      New York : McGraw-Hill, 1958, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Stated First Edition. Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. With 'Revised cross-section data' pamphlet loosely inserted ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical description. : 1 v. (various pagings) : illus. , diagrs. , tables. ; 24 cm. Notes: "Revised cross-section data": 4 p. Inserted. Includes bibliographies. Subject: Nuclear engineering - Handbooks, manuals, etc. Nuclear Energy. Nuclear Power. Handbooks. Tables. 0 pages. Inventory No: 189363.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Juego de Cartas

      México DC, Alejandro Finisterre 1958 - Juego de Cartas con su caja original editado en México aproximadamente en 1958, con dibujos de Jusep Torres Campalans, es decir, el alter ego que se inventó Max Aub para desarropar una carrera de pintor, y sobre el que escribió una monografía el propio Aub en 1958, el mismo año que hizo el juego de Cartas. El Museo Reina Dofia dedicó una exposición a esta insólita historia Aub- Torres Campalans en 2003 con Fernando Huici de comisario. El Juego Cartas se compone de dos barajas que son al mismo tiempo francesas y españolas, ya que combina los palos. Consta de 106 Cartas de 17,5 x 11 cm. Debería tener 108, pero en realidad todos los existentes tienen 106. Al parecer la razón se encuentra en que hubo un error en el diseño de la caja que los contiene, y cuando introducían 108 Cartas se rompían, así que decidieron poner solo 106. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Largine]
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        Bruckmanns Deutsche Kunstgeschichte - 6 Bände komplett

      Bruckmann, 1958 - Band 3 und 5 altersgemäß leicht angedunkelt, Band 5 mit Altersspuren am Kopfschnitt, Band 1 und 3 von 1956, Band 2 von 1953, Band 4 von 1951, Band 5 von 1955 und Band 6 von 1958 , Preise inkl. Mwst. , Preis inkl. MwSt. . Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 12550

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        Granite and Rainbow - with the rare wrap-around band

      The Hogarth Press, 1958. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by The Hogarth Press in 1958. A fine book with a small name to the front endpaper. In a fine unclipped wrapper with just a little wear to the head of the spine and one nick to the front panel. Complete with the rare wrap-around band. An unusually fine copy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Mountolive - SIGNED and inscribed to sculptor Elisabeth Frink

      Faber, 1958. Hardcover. Good. A first edition, second printing published by Faber in 1958. A good only book with some markings to the boards. SIGNED and inscribed by Durrell to Elisabeth Frink and Edward Poult (1968). Some strengthening to the gutters. In a near fine wrapper which is unclipped and has some light wear to the head of the spine. Rare signed copy of the third Alexandria novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Buddhist Rock Sculptures of the T'ang Dynasty at Kweilin

      Privately published, Hong Kong 1958 - Bumped and creased bottom corner (near spine), shelf wear, FIRST EDITION OF 1000 PRINTED. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Halper's Books]
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        The Land of the Lord High Tiger

      London: G. Bell & Sons Ltd,, 1958. Octavo. Original green boards, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrations to text by J. S. Goodall. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the jacket with lightly toned spine. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Franciaorszagban Kepeim Keszult / France in Pictures

      N.p.: N.p., 1958-1959. Appears to be 7 captioned photographs missing from photo-corners, else near fine in string bound quarter leather boards.. Unique hand-assembled photo album. Oblong quarto. Twenty page album filled with 94 tipped-in or photo-corner attached black and white images of four young men touring Paris and the Marne in the late 1950s. The photographs vary in size from 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches to 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches; some pictures have been trimmed into irregular shapes and pasted into designed layouts. Images depict what appear to be two gay couples on holiday; the overall mood of summer and freedom is striking, as are the whimsical hand-lettered captions (written in Hungarian) and drawings on first page. A rare example of candid and casual snapshots of a homosexual couples from the 1950s, artistically presented.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Dr NO

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Dr No

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1958. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Dr No by Ian Fleming First Edition Published by Jonathan Cape 1958. No inscriptions, lightly browned edges. Tape burns to pastedowns. Covers VG+ in original VG dust jacket. Not price clipped.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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      BORINGHIERI, 1958. ITALIANO 0,26 N. 7 della collana diretta da Giorgio Colli, traduzione di Fulvia Nicolodi Casella, con due tavole in nero fuori testo, pagine in buonissimo stato di conservazione di cui alcune ancora intonse, brossura editoriale morbida, con lunghe alette, leggermente ingiallita, con lievi segni di usura e con segno di colpo predo alla base del dorso USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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      MONDADORI, 1958. ITALIANO 0,76 Unica traduzione autorizzata dall'americano di Cesare Vivante, pagine lievemente ingiallite ma rimanendo in buonissimo stato di conservazione, legatura editoriale cartonata verde con titoli d'oro al piatto ed al dorso, sovraccoperta leggermente scolorita, con usura ai bordi, con piccolo strappo al bordo superiore e con segni di usura da scaffalatura USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Nouveau théatre d'opérations dans la culture

      Section française de l'I.S. Volantino originale della sezione francese dell'Internazionale Situazionista con la presentazione del programma artistico del movimento (''La dissolution des idees anciennes va de pair avec la dissolution des ancienness conditions d'existence''). In bianco e nero una veduta aerea di Parigi. Senza data ma risalente al gennaio del 1958 [Gérard Berreby, ''Textes et documents situationnistes: 1957-1960'']. Folio (Cm 40x21). . . Ottimo (Fine). . . .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Ben Zvi fondly remembers a deceased fellow member of Hashomer and Haganah in this TLS signed while President of Israel.

      Jerusalem, Israel: , February 9, 1958. Jerusalem, Israel, February 9, 1958. 8.5" X 11". "Typed Letter Signed, ""Y. Ben Zvi"" as President of Israel, in Hebrew, one page, 8.5"" X 11"", February 9, 1958, Jerusalem, on State of Israel stationery, to Mr. Lubrani. In full, ""Shalom, / I welcome your good idea to join efforts and create a literary memory in remembrance of the late Yaakov Pat, who died ahead of his time. / Yaakov Pat was my dear and close friend from back in the days of ""Hashomer"" and afterwards in the days that we served together in the first Hebrew regiments of the First World War and in the camps of Egypt, Raffa, Haifa and Zrifin in Israel. / I also carry in my heart the memory of our work together in the ""Haganah"" when our deceased friend Yaakov Pat held his dutiful position. / Regards, / Y. Ben Zvi (signed)"". Lightly soiled with folds, near fine condition. Hashomer, meaning ""The Guard"", was a Jewish defense organization in Palestine organized in 1909 to provide guard services for Jewish settlements. In 1920 the organization was dissolved in favor of the Haganah, meaning ""defense"", an underground paramilitary organization formed during the British Mandate for Palestine to protect the Jewish Yishuv from Arab riots and violence. This organization later became the core of the Israel Defense Forces. Ben Zvi was active in these organizations and fondly remembers a deceased fellow member."

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        Barevne Vybaveni Interieru v Zadovech Resorty MPPV

      1958. CZECH COLOUR THEORY. POTRAVINOPROJEKT - PRAHA. Barevné vybavení interiérù v závodech resortu MPPV. 50 ff. comprising 34 single-sided mimeographed sheets and 16 hand-drawn illustrations pasted onto black paper and tables including numerous painted colour samples. Small folio, 295 x 195 mm, bound in original pale blue cloth covered boards, title stamped in gilt on the front cover. Prague: Potravinoprojekt, 1958. |~||~||~||~| The Potravinoprojekt of Prague was a food industry firm concerned with hygienic design. This is the plan for coloured interior fixtures for MPPV designed by Doctor J. Fišer in September 1958. The proposal, aimed at applying a standard colour theory to interior spaces, covers floors, walls, and ceilings in the workplace and other social areas. The chapters address colour quality, depth, pigment, types of lighting, reference planes, uniformity, efficiency lighting, and fields of view, illustrated with hand-coloured plates of colour wheels and diagrams, including mock-ups of interior spaces and people staring at colour schemes on tables and blank walls. A unique, unpublished document from communist Czechoslovakia.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidius Naso Translated By the Most Eminent Hands a Selection from the 1717 Edition

      The Golden Cockerel Press, Great Britain 1958 - Limited to 200 copies, of which 75 are leather bound, with an extra set of plates. This is one of the 125 cloth bound copies.Book measures 12 1/2 x 8 inches. Collation, 248pp, 10 full page plates, including frontis,vignette on title page. Bound by Mansell, in red cloth, with gilt design on both boards, gilt title lettering. Cloth lightly dust marked, very minor marking, slightly bumped on tail of spine. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean and bright througout. A very nice clean copy. Size: Large Quarto [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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      RUPERT HART DAVIS, London 1958 - INGLESE Pagine in buonissimo stato di conservazione, piccola macchia di caffè al bordo di pag.53 ed un'altra ai tagli, foto in nero dei due protagonisti all'antiporta, lieve fioritura all'occhiello ed al frontespizio, coperta rigida con titoli d'oro al dorso, con segni di usura ai bordi, sottile fioritura e leggermente scolorita La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press,, 1958. Edard Fitzgerald's translation reprinted from the first edition with his preface and notes. Drawings by J. Yunge Bateman. Tall quarto (312 x 190 mm). Original red morocco by Mansell's, titles gilt to spine, vignette's to covers gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Together with 9 loose plates, housed in a red cloth chemise, as issued. Housed together in the red cloth slipcase. Frontispiece, vignette title page and 5 full page illustrations, with 9 additional loose plates. Spine lightly toned, an excellent copy. First Bateman edition, limited issue, number 72 of 200 copies; the first 75 of which were bound thus and issued with nine additional plates, including two not printed in the work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Institution of Electrical Engineers Convention on Thermonuclear Processes held in conjunction with the British Nuclear Energy Conference 29th-30th April, 1959.

      20 preprint papers (and one duplicate) on thermonuclear fusion from the first conference on the subject held in Britain, including work by leading researchers associated with the ZETA and Sceptre experiments. The papers, along with a mimeographed introductory letter, are housed in a custom card folder printed with the conference details. It is unclear who the recipient was, but a note from a librarian on a fusion reference has been included with the material, and the name D. W. Hart appears on its verso in ink. The papers present here were all later published in the Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers volume 106, part A. While the published version is not uncommon, we have been unable to locate any records of preprint sets such as this one. The impetus for this conference was the 1958 Atoms for Peace convention in Geneva, at which prominence was given to research on fusion for civilian energy generation. As reported in the Institution's journal, "Initially it was thought reasonable to present many of the papers which had been read at Geneva, but later, when the date was fixed as April 1959, it was seen to be reasonable to present more recent results and indeed to review progress since the Geneva Conference. It was also decided to include in lecture form some data regarding recent advances in the United States and Soviet Union. Nevertheless, the theme has remained the same, namely to give to members of the Institution and others who may be interested an account of the development of thermonuclear processes and the possibilities of power production by this technique" (Journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers vol. 5, issue 52, April 1959). The conference speakers covered a wide range of topics, most notably the UK's two main fusion experiments, ZETA and Sceptre IIIA. ZETA (Zero Energy Thermonuclear Energy Assembly) began operation in 1957 and was the most powerful and scientifically significant fusion experiment anywhere in the world at the time. Early results leaked to the press in 1958 led to front-page headlines implying that the UK was close to achieving free, unlimited power, and ZETA was described as Britain's Sputnik. The eventual retractions cast a pall over all later thermonuclear research. Sceptre was constructed to test ZETA's results. Though it initially confirmed them, its results too were eventually found to be spurious. The papers on these experiments include "Sceptre IIIA" by fusion pioneer A. A. Ware (who, together with Stan Cousins, set up the first experiments at Imperial College London in 1947); "The Design and Performance of ZETA" by a group that included leading fusion researchers Peter Thonemann, and R. S. "Bas" Pease; "The ZETA Transformer and Auxiliary Circuit Equipment" by E. R. Hartill' and "The Modification of ZETA in 1958" by Mitchell, et al. Though some of the ZETA and Spectre data had been presented at Geneva, "a lot of new details and performance data [was] included, particularly in regard to Sceptre IIIA and in connection with the instrumentation and measurement problems involved" and the session on ZETA included "more detailed explanation than could be provided at Geneva" as well as more recent work in the paper on the 1958 modifications (Journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers vol. 5, issue 52, April 1959). Other topics included the future of constricted plasma, compressing plasma with azimuthal currents, plasma circuit dynamics, and energy storage and conversion. The Institute later reported that the conference "proved a most successful and informative meeting with wide international participation, for more than 420 delegates attended the five sessions, and of these nearly 60 were overseas registrations... The one thing which emerged from the papers to be presented, and from those given at Geneva, was that nobody had yet been proved to have really achieved controlled thermonuclear reaction, despite claims to the contrary. Nevertheless a great deal had been, and was being learned - especially about the things which could go wrong" (Journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers vol. 5, issue 55, June 1959). London: The Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1959. 21 preprints of papers delivered at the conference, 1 duplicate and 1 in typescript (presumably a late paper that wasn't received in time to be printed). Together with a mimeographed letter to the attendee, and a note on blue paper from a librarian explaining that a microcard of "Energy transfer to cold electrons in DCX" is available. Housed together in a tan folder printed with the convention details. Illustrations and charts within the text. The folder a little rubbed and tanned, but the contents fresh and clean. Excellent condition.

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        A Bear Called Paddington

      London: Collins, 1958. First edition of the first book in the Paddington series. Octavo, original red cloth. Inscribed by Michael Bond on the half title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the front panel and a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example of a book that is usually found well worn. "Paddington's appeal came not only from the hilarious situations and mishaps in which he found himself... but also from Peggy Fortnum's pen-and-ink sketches, which capture Paddington's bewitching charm and combination 'little boy/small bear' character... Bond's books recognize the everyday worries of small, accident-prone children and treat their fears with compassion, wit and laughter" (Silvey, 70-71).

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        A Bear Called Paddington - First Edition

      Collins, 1958. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1958. A very good book with the impression of a pencil name to the half title page. Some spotting to the edges and to the prelims of the book. Some off-setting to the endpapers and fading to the spine and covers. In a very good clipped wrapper with a little light loss to the spine tips and corners. Rare.

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        A Bear Called Paddington - true first printing

      Collins, 1958. Hardcover. Good. A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1958. A good only book with some staining to the boards. Some bowing. No inscriptions within. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine tips and to two places on the rear panel. Clipped A rare copy of the first Paddington book.

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        Sämtliche Werke. Jubiläumsausgabe in zwanzig Bänden. Auf Grund des von Ludwig Boumann, Friedrich Förster, Eduard Gans, Karl Hegel, Leopold von Henning, Heinrich Gustav Hotho, Philipp Marheineke, Karl Ludwig Michelet, Karl Rosenkranz und Johannes Schulze besorgten Originaldruckes in Faksimileverfahren neu herausgegeben von Hermann Glockner. Mit einem Vorwort zur Jubiläumsausgabe. (complete set in 22 volumes).

      Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Friedrich Frommann Verlag (Günther Holzboog), 1958-1968. 22 vols. Original cloth hardcovers; 21x13.5 cm. Text in German / Deutsch [Fraktur Schrift] - (library tickets/ traces of removed tickets, stamps on title pages, vol. 16 slightly misprinted/ 1 page bound in the wrong place) Although still very good complete set, firm bindings and text is clean. See picture.

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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. 1200 gr. Schlagworte: Illustr. Bücher - OriginalgrafikDeutsche LiteraturSignierte Bücher

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      Los Grandes Inventos del TBO - Pagina Original del dibujante BLANCO que salio publicada en LOS GRANDES INVENTOS DEL TBO Numero 211 en la pagina numero 07. Tamaño Lamina: 34cm x 385cm aproximadamente. Tamaño del marco: 475cm x 515cm. Autor/es: BLANCO Editorial: Los Grandes Inventos del TBO. Fecha Edicion: 1958. Buen estado general.

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        Archive of seven important content letters to leftist British journalist Jon Kimche, editor of the "Jewish Observer" in London from Shimon Peres, Eliahu Elath, Jacob Tsur, Israel Sieff and Nahum Goldmann.

      Various, 1958-1963. "Jon Kimche (1909-1994), a Swiss Jew, came to England with his family in 1921 and became involved with the socialist Independent Labour Party. The ILP was affiliated with Britain's Labour Party. He became head of the ILP Guild of Youth in the 1930s. In the early years of World War II, Kimche contributed articles on military strategy to London's daily paper, the "Evening Standard." In the 1940s, he worked at the socialist weekly "Tribune." By 1946, his primary interest lay in the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine. From 1946-1948, he was co-editor of the "Tribune" but was fired after disappearing from the office in December 1947 to Istanbul to negotiate safe passage with Turkish authorities for two ships sailing from Bulgaria with thousands of Jews aboard bound for Palestine. He was editor of the "Jewish Observer and Middle East Review" in London for 15 years and was Middle East correspondent of the "Evening Standard" until 1973. He later edited the monthly "The New Middle East." Kimche's books include "Seven Fallen Pillars: The Middle East, 1915-1950" (1950), "Spying for Peace: General Guisan and Swiss Neutrality" (1962), "The Unfought Battle" (1968), "The Second Arab Awakening" (1970), and "Palestine or Israel" (1970).All letters are in English to Jon Kimche, Editor of the "Jewish Observer" in London. Staple holes in upper left of most pages. In mostly fine condition; many are probably unpublished. Comprises:(1) Shimon Peres (born 1923; Prime Minister, 1977, 1984-1986, 1995-1996; President since 1997). Rare Autograph Letter Signed "Shimon" on both sides of his 5" x 4" personal card, December 22, 1965. Staple holes in upper left. Peres, a member of the Knesset since 1959, had served as Deputy Minister of Defence from 1959 until May 25, 1965. Levi Eshkol had been both Prime Minister and Minister of Defence since 1963. In part, "Here we are at dead political season, sick government and an empty purse. We shall overcome it. I am more worried about the future. I am afraid that some people with a drugstore mentality, may run the country for a long time. People are charmed by prosperity, if not the national one, at least the personal standard of living, which is high. Otherwise they care very little, for the time being..."(2) Shimon Peres. Typed Letter Signed "Shimon Peres" as Deputy Minister of Defence,, one page, 8.5" x 11". Tel-Aviv, January 17, 1963. In part, "I am sending you herewith a memorandum with a few critical remarks on the "Jewish Observer"'s approach to the problem of Russian Jews and to Russia herself..." The unsigned Typed Memorandum, two pages, 8.5" x 11", separate sheets originally stapled to Peres' letter in present. It begins, "The 'Jewish Observer' has recently published a few things about Israel's attitude towards the Soviet Union, that are prejudicial to Israeli and Jewish interests..." (3) Jacob Tsur (born 1937; Member of the Knesset from 1981-1992; Minister of Immigrant Absorption from 1984-1988, Minister of Health from 1988-1990, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development from 1992-1996). Early Typed Letter Signed "J. Tsur", one page, 8.5" x 11". Jerusalem, January 12, 1966. In part, "I just received the last issue of the 'Jewish Observer' containing, among other articles an appreciation of Golda Meir's tenure as Foreign Minister of Israel ... I do not share your views on the trends of Israel's foreign policy during the period described..." Unsigned carbon of Kimche's January 26, 1966 reply is stapled to it at upper left.(4) Eliahu Elath (1903-1990; first Israeli Ambassador to the United States, 1948-1950; Ambassador to the United Kingdom, 1950-1959). Typed Letter Signed "Eliahu as Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom, one page, 8" x 10". London, June 24, 1958. In part, "I saw a reference in the last issue of the Observer to a book by Dr. Zeine on Arab nationalism. Do you think I could borrow it? I know Zeine well personally from the time we studied together in Beirut. He is a Bah'ai and a liberal-minded man..." Unsigned carbon of Kimche's June 26, 1966 reply is pinned to it at upper left.(5) Israel M. Sieff (1889-1972; British businessman, endowed the 1934 creation by Chaim Weizmann of the Daniel Sieff Research Institute in Rehovot, renamed the Weizmann Institute in 1949; created Baron Sieff in 1966). Typed Letter Signed "Israel M. Sieff," one page, 7" x 9". London, January 28, 1959. In full, "I send you extracts from a letter I have received from Nahum Goldman. I would like to discuss this with you when we meet tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon, because it is desireable that the inference that the Jewish Agency, or any Israeli organisation - Governmental or otherwise - is incompetent to deal with immigration has got to be scotched right away." Two page typed "Excerpts from Dr. Nahum Goldman's letter to Mr. Israel Sieff," Amsterdam, January 25, 1959, is present. Unsigned carbon of Kimche's January 29. 1959 reply to Sieff is present, enclosing "a translation of a front page story in Tuesday's Ma'ariv..." which is also present.(6) Israel M. Sieff. Typed Letter Signed "Israel," one page, 7" x 9". London, February 9, 1959. In full, "Thank you for sending me a copy of your letter to Nahum. I hope it will have the desired effect." Unsigned 2.5 page unsigned copy of Kimche's letter to Nahum Goldman is present.(7) Nahum Goldmann (1895-1982; leading Zionist; founder and President of the World Jewish Congress from1948-1977). Typed Letter Signed "Nahum," one page, 8.25" x 11". New York, March 4, 1959. On lightweight stationery of "The Jewish Agency for Israel." Frayed at lower right edge and bottom edge. In part, "I received your letter of January 6th. In the meantime, I had several discussions with Israel Sieff who agrees with me about what I am proposing to you. I don't want to go into the past. You have, on several occasions been, to put it mildly, careless in reporting. I am sure that you have enough good taste to admit that ... My suggestion to you and to Sieff is that an assistant editor be engaged who will deal with Zionist and Jewish problems ... Permit me to tell you in all frankness that on internal Zionist and Jewish problems you have not manifested the same understanding and insight which characterizes you when you write about Middle East problems...""

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        The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Edard Fitzgerald's translation reprinted from the first edition with his preface and notes. Drawings by J. Yunge Bateman.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1958 - Tall quarto (312 x 190 mm). Original red morocco by Mansell's, titles gilt to spine, vignette's to covers gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Together with 9 loose plates, housed in a red cloth chemise, as issued. Housed together in the red cloth slipcase. Spine lightly toned, an excellent copy. Frontispiece, vignette title page and 5 full page illustrations, with 9 additional loose plates. First Bateman edition, limited issue, number 72 of 200 copies; the first 75 of which were bound thus and issued with nine additional plates, including two not printed in the work. Franklin p. 333.

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First edition. Some light traces of black residue along the edges from and old style asphaltic dust jacket protector, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing corners and lower edge. A sharp copy. (15537). Octavo, boards. "With its sure pace and crisp prose, The Doomsters belonged with the best of the previous Archers. What was new was its more complex view of behavior. In this book MacDonald said good-bye to the simplistic views and solutions of the hard-boiled shool." Nolan, Ross MacDonald: A Biography, pp. 181. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 676-678.

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        All Home. Memoirs

      Jonathan Cape, London 1958 - First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to Cape. Marvelous association copy, inscribed to his publisher, Jonathan Cape, for whom Plomer also worked for years as an editor:"Inscribed for Jonathan Cape"his publisher & friend"for many years, by"his grateful "William Plomer"March 1958". Grey cloth. Fine copy in very good unclipped dust jacket with slight wear, and slightly faded spine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE POTTING SHED A Play in Three Acts.

      Heinemann 1958 - First UK edition. Blue cloth in printed dustwrapper. Author's presentation copy, inscribed to the front endpaper to Mercia Ryhiner, "For Mercia, in memory of Singapore where I tried to write it. from Graham" A near fine copy, with a little fading to the spine in a very good (price clipped) dustwrapper indeed with a trace of wear to the spine ends and corners. Mercia Tinker was married to Peter Ryhiner when she first met Greene in the far east in 1953. Following a divorce, she was successively married to Robert Schwob (1959) and then to Rex Harrison in 1978. Her relationship with Greene is not much mentioned by Greene's biographers, however the collection of letters and postcards sent to her by Greene, now held at Columbia University, hold testament to a lengthy, close and often passionate relationship. In 1954 Greene writes of his longing to see her again, and in October from Rome writes of of the only two people he loved, "you and Catherine". Greene was constantly travelling at that time and they could only meet infrequently, so their passion subsided. They remained prolific correspondents, Greene offering support though the break up of Mercia's marriages, and in turn enlisting her help in finding accommodation in Switzerland for his daughter after the break up of her marriage. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Once and Future King

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing; First Thus with four T. H. White novels collected here for the first time. In Very Good condition, with blue cloth lightly rubbed at the edges, lightly bruised at the base of the spine. Boards a bit bowed. In a Good price-clipped dust jacket with shallow chipping at the spine ends, light edge wear and rubbing and a bit of overall wear.

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      Warren 1958 - -First issue of this seminal magazine. -Forrest J. Ackerman, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff -Horror films photos and info -Hard to find above VG in grade due to poor quality cover paper. Condition: FN+

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        A Bear Called Paddington (With A Signed Letter From The Author And A Signed Card From 'Padington' And The Author)

      The First UK Printing published by Collins in 1958. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Some light markings to the boards in places. Very superficial light water stain to rear upper cover but negligible. Light pushing at the spine ends with a little bumping at the lower corners. The silver titling remains bright. Light toning with some spotting to the text block. The end papers and pages remain clean. One neat previous owner's name to the upper front blank endpaper. The WRAPPER has been neatly price clipped and is in Very Good++ condition. Mild edge wear with a small chip to the front lower edge and a 4cm closed tear to the lower rear spine fold. The spine colouring remains very bright. Some spotting to the verso which is visible on the front at the flap folds and white portion of the front cover. The Peggy Fortnum designed wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book is accompanied by a H/W signed letter from the author on his personal address headed notepaper and is dated '8th July 1985'. The recipient of the letter was a 'Mr King'. The original H/W envelope accompanies this letter. In the letter, the author replies to a request for an autographed bookplate: '.I don't have a personal one - the only thing I can offer is a card from Paddington - not quite the same thing I know. But I am enclosing in case of interest.' This enclosed card is present. It measures 21 x13cm. There is a printed image of Paddington and a paw print. The author has written : 'To MR KING, WITH ALL GOOD WISHES, PADINGTON'. This card is also signed by Michael Bond in blue ink. Michael Bond characteristically misspelt Paddington's name when signing on his behalf. There is a light partial horizontal crease to the card. A scarce first title in the 'Paddington' series and accompanied by equally scarce signed ephemera. Collectible with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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