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        Doctor Zhivago - a very nice copy

      Collins Harvill 1958 - A first edition, first printing published by Collins/Harvill in 1958. A near fine book (or better) in a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little darkening to the spine. One of the best copies we have seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        The Biological Activity of Insulin Peptides.

      Cambridge: Christ's College,, 1958. A dissertation submitted to the University of Cambridge in candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Tall quarto. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Typescript, text on the rectos only. 27 tipped-in plates, tables in the text. Some dampstain to cloth also affecting portions of contents, particularly the gutter and upper edges of early leaves, some spotting and tanning, browning of adhesive used for plates, a very good copy. The doctoral dissertation of the eminent physician, polymath, and UN delegate Davidson Nicol. Inscribed from the author to his Cambridge mentor Frederick Sanger on the front free endpaper, "To Fred Sanger, with many thanks for your help and inspiration over this work, from, Davidson Nicol. Return address: University College of Sierra Leone, Freetown". With a handful of small manuscript corrections and insertions of special characters by Nicol. Nicol was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and became the first African to graduate with First Class Honours from Cambridge and the first African elected Fellow of a Cambridge college. He went on to earn a medical degree from St. Bart's and then returned to Sierra Leone where he worked as a university administrator. Nicol served as Sierra Leone's chief United Nations delegate from 1969 to 1971, was president of the Security Council, and later became the Under Secretary General and head of Unitar, a UN institute that teaches diplomacy, negotiation, and economic and social development to diplomats from developing countries. A prolific author, he wrote both fiction and works on international politics, and in later life was president of the World Federation of United Nations Associates.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Baa Baa Black (Col. Gregory Boyington, USMC, Ret.)

      Wilson Press, Inc, Fresno 1958 - Seventeenth Printing. Illus. 384 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed on ffep, "To Norman Martin-/ With Warmest Regards-/Always-/ Pappy Boyington." AND ABOVE: "Masajiro "Mike" Kawato Japanese WWII Ace 19 Victories/ I shot down Col. Greg/ Pappy Boyington/ Jan. 26, 1982." Blue boards. Fine in VG pictorial dj by Ben Fedder, Inc [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Jonathan Cape 1958 - 1958 hardback impression in VG+ condition, there is a small holt to the top corner of the front blank endpage, no other markings, pages are clean, binding is firm but with a slight spine lean, the jacket has some general wear to extremities and folds there is also some toning but no loss, now in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Setanta Books PBFA]
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        Über eine bisher noch nicht benützte Erweiterung des finiten Standpunktes [i Dialectica]

      Bok. Editions du Griffon, Neuchâtel. I Dialectica vol. 12, Nos 3/4 (1958), s. 280-287. Privatbundet klotband med ryggetikett. Hela volym 12 (1958) och volym 13 (1959) av Dialectica medbundna. Blyertsnotering på förtitelblad till volym 12, i övrigt ren inlaga. Omslagen ej medbundna till någon av delarna. 504 s. + 370 s. Läs mer: 2008/str08b.pdf ectica_interpretation

      [Bookseller: Bibliotafen]
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        Bibliographia Brasiliana: A Bibliographical Essay on Rare Books About Brazil from 1504 to 1900 and Works of Brazilian Authors Published Abroad Before the Independence of Brazil in 1822: In Two Volumes

      Amsterdam and Rio De Janeiro: Colibris Editora LTDA, 1958. Beautifully custom rebound 2/3 marbled boards and 1/3 leather, five raised bands at spine, bright gilt titles, marbled endpages, and housed in a lovely marbled custom slipcase. Near Fine, slipcase shows one bumped corner, both volumes have the scantest bit of foxing. Hard to imagine a better copy of this title ! A limited edition according to the colophon page, this set unnumbered. The standard bibliography on Brasiliana. . First Edition. Leather and Marbled Boards . Near Fine. Large 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Kakkenpo: Karate Kyohan

      Bok. Renbukan. 1958. 114 s. Hardback with printed board cover (as issued). This is a true gem for the serious collector and researcher of martial art books.Sai Choko (also known as Tsai Chang Gan) was a renowned author and teacher of karate in Japan. In February 1941 the Japan Times published a photo of some men doing what looked like karate above this caption: "A new form of defense has been worked out by Mr. Choko Sai, of Formosa, combining points of judo and a kind of boxing perfected in the Loochoo Islands." . Moreover, at the end of the fifties he was named president of board of directors of AJKF (All Japan Karate-Do Federation) organization founded by master Kanken Toyama in 1946. This is an early and very rare karatebook and one of the few described as crane kempo. Karate written with the old kanji meaning Chinese hand (Tang hand). The books pages have of course darkened, but the book is preserved in a very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Martial Arts Library]
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        Dr. No - in custom made clamshell box

      Cape 1958 - A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1958. A near fine book - with dancing girl silhouette to the front board (one small white line to the rear panel), with one neat name to the the front endpaper. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper. Some foxing to the rear panel and flap. Wear to the spine tips and corners. Complete with a custom-made clamshell box [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Tom's Midnight Garden.

      8vo. Recently attractively bound in half dark blue calf over dark blue cloth sides, spine with 5 raised bands ruled and lettered in gilt with gilt centres, top edge gilt; pp. [vi] + 229; with line illustrations by Einzig; a fine copy. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Neue Grafik / New Graphic Design / Graphisme Actuel (alles was erschienen, 18 Hefte in 17, compl.). Internationale Zeitschrift f. Grafik u. verwandte Gebiete. International review of Graphic Design and relatet subjets. Revue international du graphisme et des domains annexes..

      4, jew. ca. 65 S., zahlr. teilw. farb. Abb., Broschur., Etwas gebrauchsspurig allg. schöne Exemplare. Vollständige Reihe der von Richard Paul Lohse, Josef Müller-Brockmann, Hans Neuburg und Carlo L. Vivarelli herausgegebenen, massgeblichen Zeitschrift der Schweizer Grafik mit internationaler Ausstrahlung. Zu den AutorInnen gehörten Max Bill, Nelly Rudin, Eugen Gomringer, Emil Ruder, Ernst Scheidegger, Gerrit T. Rietveld, Bruno Kammerer und Magrit Staber. Hauptartikel der Hefte: Nr. 1: Der Einfluss der modernen Kunst auf die zeitgenössische Grafik 2: Expo 1958 3: Pioniere der Grafik in Italien 1905-1937 4: Zur Gestaltung von Ausstellungen u. Plakaten 5: Man Ray 6: Kulturwerbung der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika im Ausland 7: Systematische Grafikerausbildung 8: Geformte Bewegung (Betrachtungen zum Thema Film) 9: Funktionelle Grafik der zwanziger Jahre in Polen 10: Piet Zwart 11: Neue Typografie um 1930 12: Der Bildraum und seine Gesetze 13: Alfred Willimann 14: Konsequente grafische Haltung einer Industriefirma 15: Einheit von Funktion, Konstruktion, Formgebung und Information 16: Schweizer Plakate der letzten vier Jahre. 17/18: Landesflaggen. Typografie, Grafik und Werbung am Bauhaus. - Neue Grafik kann aus historischer Sicht als programmatische Plattform und wirksamstes publizistisches Organ der zu ihrer Zeit international massgeblichen Schweizer Grafik betrachtet werden. In der Zeitschrift wurde von den Protagonisten der Schweizer Schule beziehungsweise ihrer strengen Zürcher Fraktion ein fundamentaler Diskurs über die Grundlagen einer angesagten objektiven Kommunikation und einer konstruktiven Gestaltung geführt. Der Einfluss der Bewegung kann nicht hoch genug eingeschätzt werden. Weltweit wurde die Schweizer Schule, auch International Style genannt, zum Vorbild für die aufkommende konzeptionelle Ausrichtung des Corporate Design von zunehmend global operierenden Grossunternehmen. Aber auch auf die Gestaltung solitärer Aufgaben wie Plakaten, Ausstellungen und Publikationen hatte die Bewegung vorbildhaften Einfluss.Die Neue Grafik ist heute ein wichtiger Orientierungspunkt der jüngeren Geschichte grafischer Gestaltung. Nach dem digitalen Höhenflug lässt sich eine neue Nachfrage nach sachbezogenen Konzeptionen und einer klaren Formensprache feststellen. So ist auch das Interesse an der fast fundamentalistisch zu nennenden Haltung der vier Zürcher Grafiker zu erklären, die als Herausgeber für die Inhalte der Zeitschrift verantwortlich zeichneten. [Dank an den Lars Müller Verlag]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Signed contract between Duke Ellington's music publishing company and Johnny Hodges to publish "Dual Highway."

      New York, April 1, 1958. 8.5" x 10.75". "Partly Printed Document Signed "Duke Ellington," four pages, 8.5" x 10.75", front & verso on two conjoined sheets. New York, April 1, 1958. Fine condition.Tempo Music agrees to publish "Dual Highway," written by Hodges. In 1941, Duke Ellington had formed Tempo Music to publish his and other writers' compositions. Hodges is to receive 100% of the "sums herein payable to the Writer..." Only signed by Ellington at the conclusion.Johnny Hodges (1907-1970) joined Duke Ellington's Orchestra in 1928. He left Ellington to form his own band in 1951, but returned in 1955, playing alto sax until he died in 1970. describes Hodges as the "possessor of the most beautiful tone ever heard in jazz.""

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Mountolive - SIGNED and inscribed to sculptor Elisabeth Frink

      Faber 1958 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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      Hicksville: Gnome Press, 1958. First edition, first binding. A fine copy, darkening to text block in a fine first state dust jacket, small closed tear to lower rear panel. (8186). Octavo, original black boards, spine printed in red. Part of the "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-204.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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      London: Faber and Faber, [1958].. Octavo, boards. First edition, first printing. The author's first SF novel. Issued later with textual differences in the U.S. as STARSHIP (1959). "... a brilliant treatment of the generation starship and also the theme of conceptual breakthrough in a kind of space-going ruined-Earth society; it has become a classic of the field and in 2008 was awarded a retrospective British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel of 1958." - John Clute / David Pringle, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-4. Pringle: Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #25. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 160. Upper corner tips lightly bumped, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#155183)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      Frome & London: privately printed for Muriel Franklin by Butler & Tanner Ltd. [undated but sometime between 1962 and 1976] 1958 - 28-page pamphlet, stapled. Original blue-green wrappers, title to upper wrapper in black. Frontispiece from a photograph of Franklin. Wrappers just a little rubbed and toned at the extremities, the contents fresh and clean. Excellent condition. First and only edition of this rare biographical sketch published privately by Franklin's mother Muriel, signed by her at the end of the introduction. Though it is undated, she mentions the Nobel Prize awarded to Watson and Crick in 1962, and so this pamphlet must have been published between then and her death in 1976. The possibility arises that it was written in part as a response to her daughter's relative lack of recognition during her lifetime, and the sad fact of her ineligibility for the Prize after her death. One copy of this pamphlet resides in the Franklin archive at Churchill College, Cambridge, but a WorldCat search locates no other institutional copies, and this is also the only one that has appeared in auction records. Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) was a biochemist whose research elucidated the microstructures of coal and virus RNA, but she is best known for her pioneering X-ray crystallography of the DNA molecule at King's College, London. It was this work, in particular the famous "photograph 51", that convinced James Watson and Francis Crick that the structure of DNA was a double helix. Franklin's work was published third in the series of Nature papers that announced the discovery, and she received only vague acknowledgement from Watson and Crick at the time. Franklin died of ovarian cancer only a few years later, and it was not until 1961 that Francis Crick admitted in a letter to Jacques Monod that hers was "the data we used" to determine the molecule's structure (Nature Correspondence 425, September 2003). Watson's controversial account of the discovery, The Double Helix, and a 1975 biography by Franklin's friend Anne Sayre renewed public interest in Franklin's role in the DNA story, and she has now received the public acclaim that was not forthcoming at the time. Franklin's mother Muriel, who was reportedly inconsolable during her daughter's illness, wrote this biography "primarily for [Rosalind's] nieces and nephews, of whom she was very fond, but who were too young when she died to keep more than a dim memory of her. But perhaps those also who were born after her death may care to know a little about this aunt who died so young - she was only thirty-seven - so bravely, and in her short life achieved so much" (introduction). The sketch begins with childhood memories and describes the young Rosalind as possessing "a natural efficiency in whatever she was doing. and she could never understand why everyone could not work as methodically, and with equal competence" (p. 3). She was "a busy little girl, full of purposeful energy" whose approach to life was always "logical and exact. Even as a tiny child she could never accept a belief or statement for which no reason or proof could be produced. Particularly this applied to religion. On one occasion cross-examining me on the possibility of the existence of God, and being totally unconvinced by my replies to her searching questions, 'Well anyhow,' she triumphantly demanded, 'how do you know He isn't a She?'" (pp. 4-5). Another character trait that followed Franklin into adult life was her tempestuous personality, driven by passion that was "deep and strong and lasting, but she could never be demonstratively affectionate or readily express her deeper feelings in words. This combination of strong feeling, sensibility and emotional reserve, often complicated by an intense concentration on the matter of the moment, whatever it might be, could provoke either a stony silence or a storm" (p. 5). "She was always a little incalculable; a person of moods. and a depth of feeling not always realised by those who did not know or understand her very well" (p. 18). Muriel goes on to describe Franklin's school days, her various interests [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alembic Rare Books]
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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1958. First edition. A fine copy in a just about fine dust jacket, mild rubbing to front corners and spines ends, tiny rub spot on spine panel. A bright nice copy of a book difficult to find in this condition. (14024). Octavo, boards. The last Lucky Starr juvenile series. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-55.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1958]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine first printing dust jacket (with printed price of $2.95). A sharp copy, elusive in this condition. (17074). Octavo, Illustration by Ed Emshwiller (jacket and title page), cloth. "but basically this is a wonderful romp, which I would rank with Heinlein's more adult focused novels." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-510. Hugo award nominee, 1959. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #27.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Lettres au docteur Schuermans (1921-1922)

      First edition, one of 10 numbered copies on Japon, tirage de tête.A rare and good copy. Temps mêlés s.l. 1958 15,5x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Mani (Signed And Doodled By The Author To Theodore Stephanides)

      The First UK printing published by John Murray in 1958. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. A little pushing at the spine ends. Light fading to the spine which has slightly encroached onto the front cover. Boards lightly marked places. Gilt tilting and motif remain bright. Light toning to the text block. The WRAPPER is in Very Good++ or better condition and is clipped (as commonly found) with the publisher's revised price present. A little minor rubbing and toning to the spine and rear cover with a few nicks. The John Craxton designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector. The book has been INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the first blank end paper: 'To Theodore Stephanides, with many greetings from Patrick Leigh Fermor, London, April 1964'. The author has also doodled a copy of the eye and the greek wording (relating to page 187 : 'Where is Alexander The Great.') from the frontispiece design. There is also the name in pencil of "T.Stephanides' to the upper front end paper. Theodore Stephanides was a Greek poet, author, doctor and naturalist. He is best remembered as the friend and mentor of the famous naturalist Gerald Durrell, featuring in many of Durrell's books including 'My Family and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives', Durrell's brother Lawrence's 'Prospero's Cell', and Henry Miller's 'The Colossus of Maroussi'. He was a close friend of Leigh Fermor. A polymath, Stephanides was respected as a scientist and doctor, and acclaimed as a poet in both Greek and English, and translated a sizeable body of Greek poetry to English: notably a significant body of work by Greek poet Kostis Palamas and the Greek near-epic work Erotocritos. He was also a noted biologist and scientist who has three species named after him. He also wrote a definitive biological treatise on the freshwater life in Corfu. His autobiographical account of the Battle of Crete - 'Climax in Crete', and his fictitious account of Corfu and the Ionian Islands - 'Island Trails were widely read', but are now sadly out of print. A significant association copy and very scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate) PBFA]
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      EDIZIONI SCIENTIFICHE EINAUDI, TORINO 1958 - ITALIANO Coperta rigida blu con titoli d'oro al dorso e con lievi segni del tempo, al frontespizio rettangolo di carta incollato sotto il titolo, numerosi grafici, tabelle e disegni in nero nei testi in pagine lievemente ingiallite ai bordi da fattore tempo

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        Pablo Picasso. Linolschnitte. Einleitung Wilhelm Boeck.

      7 Blatt sowie 45 einseitig bedruckte Farbtafeln mit Reproduktionen der Linolschnitte von Picasso. Quer-2, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit Deckelillustration im farbig illustrieten Original Pappschuber. Werkverzeichnis der in den Jahren 1958 bis 1960 entstandenen Linolschnitte - Die auf Kupferdruckpapier gedruckten Farbtafeln nach den Originalen aus dem Besitz der Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, zeichnen sich durch hohe Druckqualität aus und muten wie Originalfarblinolschnitte an. Die Reproduktionen sind gegenüber den Original-Linolschnitten etwas verkleinert. Zum Druck dieser und der deutschen Ausgabe wurden nach den Original-Linolschnitten, die die Galerie Louise Leiris zur Verfügung gestellt hat, Klischees angefertigt und in mehreren Druckvorgängen reproduziert. Der Druck auf schwerem Papier kommt wegen der Haptik und dem satten Farbauftrag den Originalen sehr nahe. Im Handel sind immer wieder Blätter aus den Büchern mit gefälschter Signatur Picassos aufgetaucht. Folgende Firmen waren an der Herstellung des Buches beteiligt: Satz (Garamond Antiqua) und Druck C. F. Müller, Buchdruckerei und Verlag GmbH., Karlsruhe Farbreproduktionen Helmut Brüllmann KG, Stuttgart buchbinderische Verarbeitung Franz Sigel KG, Ulm (Donau) Anfertigung der Kasette Kartonagenfabrik Pfäffle GmbH., Fellbach bei Stuttgart. Das Papier lieferte die Papierfabrik August Koehler, Oberkirch (Baden).

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Heads, Figures, Ideas

      George Rainbird / New York Graphic Society, London and New York 1958 - Folio. Original lithograph in colors; reproductions throughout, one photographic reproduction tipped-in. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards; pictorial dust jacket. Very scarce in an undamaged jacket, due to the large size of the book and its nearly-inevitable mishandling. Commentary by Geoffrey Grigson. Jacket lightly worn at extremities, bookplate, two tiny bubbles to front board, but overall a fine copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        rhythmus r.

      Self-published by the artist., Mšrbisch. 1958 - "rhythmus r", is a key work of Gerhard RŸhm, a program of linguistic concretism implemented consistently through all the senses. This printed version uses the mechanical flexibility of the typewriter and communicates the associative content of the written word by the spatial arrangement of words beginning with the letter 'R'. When read, the eye wanders up and down the pages, columns of R-words are printed close to page edges, the leitmotif of "regen rauscht" or 'rain rushing' cascading to the page sides. The acoustic recorded version is loud - RŸhm producing torrents of rain, paper tears, with listeners following the 'R' verb series "rauscht reibt rast" (Roar, rub, rest). With the artist book, RŸhm has also attempted to produce a similar acoustic sensation with one of the pages being a sheet of abrasive pink sandpaper. The printing on the verso of the sandpaper sheet reportedly resulted in numerous production problems, which means that the book remains a RŸhm rarity. The book is dedicated in print to Oswald Weiner on the front cover. pp. (28). Publisher's wrappers, gummed spine; glassine jacket. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1957 Through November/December1958

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1958 - Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Laying cable for the new United States - Alaska telephone link; Working around the sudden collapse of a 150-foot span of the Mission Abbotsford Bridge in 1955(photos); New truck digs its own post holes in the Peace River area; Storm cripples telephone plant; Overseas Rates Cut; More Long Distance Circuits; Repeater key to Trans-Atlantic Cable; Telephone man (Clifford Sherlock) treads trapline on weekends; 1956 review; Recruiting Program; microwave towers to carry second Radio Telephone system - article and photo; List of Exchanges i.e. # of phones operating in each community; photo of microwave relay truck; Dog Mountain tramway completed - text and photos; Howe Sound Line Rebuild -photos with captions; Squamish Exchange - photos; Private radiotelephone system feeds sawmill operations - two pages of photos and text; Nanaimo to be SATT dialing center - article; photos of 'microwaves across the mountains; passing of Mr. R.S. Argue; Great photos of the Vedder Crossing; Ladner goes automatic; Photos of Terrace staff; 'floating phones' - nice set of photos of phones at work at sea; Training; photos from atop Promontory Mountain and Greenstone Mountain; Gordon Farrell now Board Chairman (Karsh photo); Cyrus H. McLean now President (photo); B.C. Microwave to open 1 July - great photos; microwave opening previewed; 1958 big year for radiotelephone - article and map; 7,000 mile trade goodwill call; picture of a Moore "Formorama"; Coverage of the Ripple Rock Blase - with photo; increasew will not give required revenue; Microwave Skyway - text and photos; B.C. Centennial coverage facilities very complex; Oliver cutover; photo of men at work over the Sumas River; TOC - the Television Operating Center, inside the Farrell Building in Vancouver; Lloyd Purdy and John Martin retire; Creston Cutover; Photos of the radiotelephon serving an active paving company; Meet Fred Feeney - article with photo; Ladysmith converts to Automatic - photos; Lloyd Purdy and Percy Crute retire after a combined 82 years of service; Victoria 2-5 conversion; photos of microwave sites readying for onslaught of winter; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Marbled endpapers. Name of E.P. LaBelle stamped on bottom- and fore-edges of text. Mr. Labelle was a second-generation employee off the company. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Doktor Zjivago

      Inbunden bok. Feltrinelli, Milano. 1 uppl. u.å [möjligen 1958 eller i början av 1959]. 566 s. Inbunden. Mycket gott skick. Skyddsomslag finns i gott skick. Första ryskspråkiga utgåvan. Sällsynt och internationellt eftertraktad. Frakt ingår i priset.

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        LOS ALAMOS. Poesie di Giorgio Soavi. Tavole a colori di Bruno Munari.

      Milano, Arte Grafica A. Lucini, 1958. In folio (mm. 420x310), brossura orig., sovracoperta, custodia, contenente a fogli sciolti: frontespizio (unito al colophon), pp.nn. 12 con le poesie di Soavi (stampate solo al recto) e 6 preziose tavole a colori di Munari, realizzate in silk-screen. Le tavole hanno lasciato un'impronta sul foglio bianco a fronte (verso del testo) producendo interessanti “forme fantasma”. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Maffei "Munari - I libri", p. 93. Pregiata edizione in tiratura numerata di 200 esempl. Il ns., 29, è ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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      Izdatel’stvo “Detskii Mir” Moskva 1958 - Very rare First Edition. Illustrated by N. Chtakova. 12pp. 10.5 x 14cm. Original threetone illustrated paper wraps, stapled. Twotone illustrations throughout red and black. Light even toning to paper stock, very minor soiling, very minor nudging. Minor even soiling to wraps, minor nudging to corners, light rubbing ege extremities, spine. As well as the first text to be put in the hands of Russian children, the azbuka has long been an object of speculation by collectors and the Soviet variety of alphabet book has been the subject of some of the greatest writers and artists during the period. Not recorded on Xorldcat. More pictures on request [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      New York: Mystery House, [1958].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Gil Brewer was on the major writers in the Gold Medal line of paperback originals. This hard-boiled novel is one of two books published in hardcover by Brewer, both of which are scarce. "But his most accomplished work is one of two hardcovers, THE RED SCARF -- a tense story of a motel owner caught up in a web of greed, treachery, and violence made all the more complex by his own weakness." - St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers (4th edition), p. 109. Anthony Boucher called THE RED SCARF the "all around best Gil Brewer ... a full packed story" (New York Times). Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, pp. 90-1. Some light black staining to edges of black boards and endpapers from an old style dust jacket protector, light abrasion to front free endpaper, a very good plus to near fine copy in very good dust jacket with light shelf wear to spine ends and corners with a little stress creasing, lower edge of dust jacket shows a little black staining. Still an attractive copy of a scarce book. (#125552)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Giulio Romano (2 Vols.)

      New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1958. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. A solid example of the 1958 1st edition of this uncommon monograph on 16th century Italian painter Giulio Romano, complete in 2 volumes. Both volumes clean and Near Fine in bright, price-intact, VG dustjackets, with light rubbing at the panels and light chipping to the spine ends. Tall quartos, crisp black-and-white plates thruout. "The first full moderrn study of Raphael's most gifted pupil --a leading figure among the so-called Mannerist artists of 16th century Italy and a master with a position of peculiar influence in the art of the late Renaissance and Baroque periods." (from the dustjacket flap).

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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        Man in the High Castle, True 1st Edition

      G.P. Putnam 1958 - THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE (1962), Philip K. Dick. HCDJ. *TRUE 1ST EDITION, 1ST PRINTING, D36 on gutter on page 239. **SIGNED BY PHILIP K. DICK, by way of a cut bookplate affixed to title page. *Signature cut from a special limited edition bookplate issued with the first edition of the Divine Intervention. CONDITION: The book is in excellent condition. Tight binding, crisp and clean pages. Boards very clean, with no color loss. Most corners sharp. Book appears unread. Just some age toning to text block. The price-clipped dustjacket's integrity is fully intact. Chips to spine ends, most noticeably on spine tail. A vertical tear on front cover taped up from inside. Cover still glossy. DJ now protected in a Brodart mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      London: Faber and Faber, [1958].. Octavo,boards. First edition, first printing. The author's first SF novel. Issued later with textual differences in the U.S. as STARSHIP (1959). "... a brilliant treatment of the generation starship and also the theme of conceptual breakthrough in a kind of space-going ruined-Earth society; it has become a classic of the field and in 2008 was awarded a retrospective British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel of 1958." - John Clute / David Pringle, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-4. Pringle: Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #25. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 160. Upper corner tips lightly bumped, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#155183)

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        The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED]

      William Morrow and Co. New York (1958) - First Edition. Perry Mason mystery novel which features a blackmailer and a couple of ice picks. This copy with nice inscription signed in full by Gardner at front endpaper. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, modest shelf wear, few edge nicks. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        GIRL WITH AN ITCH (1958)

      Don-Tru Company 1958 - Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 103 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Kathy Marlowe, Robert Armstrong, Robert Clarke, Scott Douglas, dir: Ronald V. Ashcroft; Don-Tru Company. The story of a drifter -- a sexy hitch-hiking girl (evident in this poster treatment) -- who is picked up by a widowed middle-aged rancher. When she learns of this she gets ideas, but his adult son is onto her. This B film was one of the first to openly portray nymphomania. Mary Lou Waverley (played with cold calculation by Kathy Marlowe) runs the gamut from manipulated sweetness and innocence to man-eater who cannot let any man pass her by. A gold digger, a femme fatale, yes, but even more appropriately she is a girl with an itch. Marlowe (born Kathy Maslowski in Minneapolis, Minnesota) worked her way up from bit parts as a teen starting in 1947, graduated to minor roles in A features, leads in some B films and then television roles, leaving the biz in 1961. This would be one of Robert Armstrong's (of 1930s KING KONG fame) last film roles, though he would do TV work until 1964. Robert Clark shares a steamy moment with Kathy here. Wonderful pinup! On linen, NEAR FINE

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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 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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        Les Cantiques Spirituels de Saint Jean de la Croix

      Paris: Mourlot, 1958. Limited edition, number 92 of 81 numbered copies from an edition of 125, signed in pencil by Manessier. Folding case somewhat soiled, lacks one tissue guard, internally fine and fresh, colors bright. Folio. 12 original lithographs in colors by Manessier. Text and plates laid loose as issued in original printed wrappers; cloth folding case. A fine livre d'artiste from this artist of the Paris School and the Salon de Mai.

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      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1958. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with no age tanning to spine lettering (which is quite common). A very sharp copy. (14825). Octavo, jacket art by Frank Utpatel, cloth. Poetry.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Lagune Hérissée

      Paris, Société des femmes bibliophiles 1958 - Edition of 145 copies including 20 colored lithographs of which 15 out of text by Carzou. One of 101 named copies on Velin d'Arches. Copy printed for Countess Anna Laetitia Pecci Blunt. Includes original hard slipcase. Slipcase lightly damaged. Inside volume in perfect conditions. The book may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK.

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      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1958. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with mild age tanning to spine lettering. (15588). Octavo, jacket art by Frank Utpatel, cloth. Poetry.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Ohne Titel]. Orig.-Lithographie auf Bütten.

      38 x 56 cm, gefalzt, Minimale Knickspur, tadell. Rechts unten von Hand signiert. - Als Jahresgabe herausgegeben: Ein gutes neues Jahr wünschen Franz Larese und Jürg Janett, Erker-Galerie St.Gallen. In ungenannter Auflage gedruckt. - In der Erker-Galerie in St. Gallen entfalteten Franz Larese und Jürg Janett seit 1958 grosse Aktivitäten, Kunst, Literatur und Musik umfassend. Bereits in den frühen sechziger Jahren gelang es den beiden Galeristen, erstrangige und international arrivierte Künstler zu gewinnen. In weit über hundert Ausstellungen wurden am Gallusplatz Künstler wie die Spanier Antoni Tàpies und Eduardo Chillida, der Franzose russischer Herkunft Serge Poliakoff, der Italiener Piero Dorazio, die Deutschen Hans Hartung und Günther Uecker und viele andere mit Gemälden, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen und immer auch mit Graphiken vorgestellt.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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