‎[Avigdor ARIKHA] - ‎ ‎BECKETT, Samuel‎

‎Paris Les Editions Georges Visat 1968 In-4 En feuilles, chemise et étui Ed. originale ‎

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‎Edition originale illustrée de 6 eaux-fortes originales en couleurs de Avigdor ARIKHA, chacune signée, dont le frontispice et cinq hors-texte. Tirage unique à 154 exemplaires numérotés sur grand vélin de Rives Très bon exemplaire 0‎

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‎Paris, The Olympia Press, (1958). Original printed green wrappers. Green border on title-page. Spine a bit worn, with minor loss of upper layer of paper to hinges and capitals. Light wear to extremities. Lower corner of front wrapper slightly bent. Internally nice and clean.‎

‎The scarce first edition, first issue (Traveler's Companion Series, number 64, printed October 1958, with the Francs 1.200 to back wrapper, not overstamped. - N.B. the 1.200 has been crossed out by hand, with a pen, but it is NOT stamped over) of Southern and Hoffenberg's greatly scandalous novel, which was confiscated by the Brigade Mondaine (i.e. ""La Brigade de rÃpression du proxÃnÃtisme"" (BRP)) and officially banned in France. ""Candy"" not only caused an inevitable furor for its vulgar take on contemporary culture, but brought about landmark changes in how the First Amendment applied to erotic literature. The work, which constitutes the unison of three greatly provocative and time-changing minds (Southern, Hoffenberg, and Girodias), quickly gained classic status and is now one of the most famous ""Beat""-novels. It was famously made into an all-star film (starring Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, Charles Aznavour, John Huston, Ringo Starr, Walter Matthau, John Astin, and Ewa Aulin) by Christian Marquand in 1968, and in 2006 Playboy Magazine listed it among the ""25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written"", describing the story as a ""young heroine's picaresque travels, a kind of sexual pinball machine that lights up academia, gardeners, the medical profession, mystics and bohemians.""The work was published pseudonymously by Maurice Girodias, owner of the scandalous ""Olympia Press"", in October of 1958. Almost immediately noticed by the BRP, who seized copies of it in the Paris bookshops, ""Candy"" was officially banned in France in May of 1959 (under a statute called the ""1939 Decree"", an amendment to the law of 1881, which gave the French government more power to ban offensive publications in foreign languages).In December of 1958, Maurice Girodias changed the title of ""Candy"" and reissued it as ""Lollipop"" in order to fool sensors and sell the remaining copies of the work. This supposedly work quite well and many copies of the book survived thus, leaving the first edition with the original title quite a scarcity, both in the first (not-overstamped) issue and the second issue. Later on, ""Candy"" was published in North America, by Putnam, under the authors' own names, those being Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. In an interview, Terry Southern explains the origin of the pseudonym as thus: ""Yeah. And the name of the author was Maxwell Kenton. A name I first used with David Burnett, of all people. He was the son of Martha Foley and Whit Burnett of The Best American Short Stories fame. We were collaborating on some short detective stuff, and even sold a couple to Argosy Magazine, and we used the pseudonym 'Maxwell Kenton'. So when Mason at one point had an attack of conscience and said, ""Man, I've decided I don't want my mother to know about this book,"" we took the name Maxwell Kenton so his mother would be spared anguish at her Mah-Jong parties."" (Smoke Signals).Terry Southern, though mostly famous for his bestseller ""Candy"", which greatly influenced popular culture of the 1960'ies, was known for a lot of things, including writing much of the film dialogue of the landmark films ""Dr. Strangelove"" and ""Easy Rider"". In his ""The Candy Men. The Rollicking Life and Times of the Notorious Novel ""Candy"""", Nile Southern tells the story of the book, the men behind it, and the furor that it caused: ""When I was in grade school in 1967, one of my six-year-old classmates, Daisy Friedman (now a writer), turned to me and said, ""Your father is a dirty old man!"" I asked how she knew that, and she said, ""He wrote a book called ""Candy"" - and it's a dirty, dirty book!"" Again, I asked how she knew all this, and she said, ""Because my parents told me - they have it on their bookshelf."" Not knowing what a ""dirty old man"" was, I came away with the impression that whatever my father was, he was a great Upsetter. I would later learn that young, literate New Yorkers had no issue about having a copy of ""Candy"" in their libraries, but this was certainly not the case across the country - censorship and prudishness were in fact still alive and well, not only in the United States but abroad.I first got the idea for ""The Candy Men"" after reading a letter in Terry's files from a British barrister advising how (even in 1968) the only way ""Candy"" could appear in England would be to undergo a ""pornectomy"" - eliminating about eighty instances of what was considered ""indecency,"" which the barrister had handily indexed in a kind of blueprint for the operation. The assessment featured page after page of cryptic references to offending words and passages to be excised or modified: Page 60 line 7 ""COME"" amend to ""come to you"" without capitals"" Line 15 ""jack-off"" amend to ""liberate"""" Page 93 line 2 ""exactly like an erection."" Delete.(...)There were three men responsible for bringing the erotic fantasy Candy to fruition - and they could not have been more different. The first, Maurice Girodias, was Europe's most infamous publisher and indefatigable survivalist. Girodias put out otherwise unpublishable works of (mostly) erotic literature in English when the English-speaking world needed them most: Lolita, Naked Lunch, Henry Miller's The Tropics, the Marquis de Sade. As Girodias wrote of himself, ""The connecting link is clear enough: anything that shocks because it comes before its time, anything that is liable to be banned by the censors because they cannot accept its honesty."" Girodias was also a seasoned gambler. ""A day out of court is a day wasted,"" he used to quip.Mason Hoffenberg, the second of the three, was one of the smartest, hippest, most undisciplined poets on the scene - whether it be Joe's Dinette, the Riviera bar in the Village, or the Old Navy on the Left Bank of Paris. A ""permanently kicking junkie"" as William Burroughs once described him, Mason the writer never really got started - though Terry, his best friend, described him as a ""Nobel Prize-type genius.""And Terry Southern, a writer with a destiny and a killer ear for dialogue. Terry's mandate was to take things as far out as they could go - with absolute credibility. A prose stylist gone Hollywood - his Texan, Irish, and Native American roots made him Trickster and Taurus bull - oblivious to the rules of the Game.""‎

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‎Paris, Durand, 1758. Large 4to. Large-paper copy bound in a beautiful contemporary full calf binding with five raised bands to richly gilt spine. Triple gilt line-borders to boards, all edges of boards gilt and inner gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. A stunning, bright, clean, and fresh copy, with minimal wear and no restorations of any kind. Presentation-inscriptions to front free end-paper and to verso of title-page (see description in note below). Large woodcut title-vignette and many smaller vignettes throughout. (4), XXII, 643, (1) pp. + 40 ff. (i.e. the original, uncorrected leaves: pp. 1-16 35-38 59-62 67-70 75-78 139-142 145-154 169-176 187-190 233-34 227-230 459-462 547-550" 603-606 + 2 extra leaves that were printed incorrectly, namely p. 160 - reset & p. 239 - different vignette). ‎

‎Extremely rare first edition, first issue, with manuscript dedication-inscription from the author, of this monumental work of the French Enlightenment. This magnum opus of modern thought is considered the founding work of modern Utilitarianism, as it is here that HelvÃtius articulates the greatest happiness principle (""the greatest happiness for the greatest number"") for the first time and becomes the first to define social welfare upon this utilitarian maxim, directly influencing Bentham and Mill.The materialistic philosophy of HelvÃtius' ""De l'Esprit"" also directly influenced Karl Marx, who had studied the work while in Paris and called the ideas presented in it ""the social basis of communism"".""De l'Esprit"" arguably constitutes the greatest ""succÚs de scandale"" of Western thought and one of the most influential works of Western philosophy.This magnificent copy is stunning in all ways. It contains all the extremely rare condemned and repressed leaves of the first issue (bound in the back), it is printed on large paper, contemporarily bound (presumably under instruction by HelvÃtius himself) in a stunning full calf gift binding and with two manuscript ex-dono- (presentation-) inscriptions by HelvÃtius himself. One of them, on the verso of the title-page, is crossed out, but is still legible (reading ""donum auctoris 17 avril 1760 Cl. Helvetius""), the second, on the front free end-paper reads ""ex dono auctoris 1761"" - thus indicating that HelvÃtius, who had the copy in his possession, to give away when he felt it appropriate, had first intended to give it away - perhaps late in the year - in 1760, and then ended up giving it away in 1761. The work lost its privilege almost immediately, and even though HÃlvetius wrote three retractions, it was still condemned and publicly burnt. In spite of this, HelvÃtius still kept a few copies of the very first issue, with all the original leaves. According to Smith, 15 copies existed, and as Jacques GuÃrin also notes, these copies were all intended for his close friends and family (we know for instance that Rousseau received one of the copies). These copies, of which the present is one, are thus of the utmost scarcity. Only one other has been on the market within the last 25 years, namely that of Jacques GuÃrin, which, however, did not have a dedication-inscription from HelvÃtius.As Tchermerzine describes, the extremely rare copies of the first issue, which are either without the newly formulated leaves or with the original leaves preserved (our copy has them all!) are between 10 and 60 times as valuable as the later issues, depending on condition - these between 4 and 15 copies are the only ones to contain the 80 revolutionary pages that caused the work to be condemned and burnt and sent HelvÃtius into exile. Tchermerzine does not, however, account for copies with a presentation-inscription like the present. The work caused an immense uproar, when it appeared. It was considered so heretical, atheistic, and immoral that it lost its privilege within a fortnight" it was heavily condemned by the Church and the State and was burnt by the Hangman, the plan being to destroy all copies of it. Few books in the entire history of printing have been met with such opposition - it was condemned by both the son of Louis XV and the Sorbonne, and the priests succeeded in convincing the court that the doctrines were so dangerous that even though Helvetius wrote three retractions, the book was still publically burned" and when the EncyclopÃdie of Diderot and d'Alembert was suppressed for the second time, this had much to do with HelvÃtius' De l'Esprit and the scandal it had caused.This scandalous work, however, gained so much attention that it was almost immediately translated into all European languages, contributing to the immense influence it came to have on all European thought. ""The history of Helvetius's De l'esprit (1758), his first major work, is eventful, complicated and paradoxical. No book during the eighteenth century, except perhaps Rousseau's Emile, evoked such an outcry from the religious and civil authorities or such universal public interest. Condemned as atheistic, materialistic, sacrilegious, immoral and subversive, it enjoyed a remarkable succes de scandale. The work lost its privilege within a fortnight of its publication. It was attacked in Church periodicals and in polemical pamphlets, in the literary salons and in popular songs, from bishops' pulpits and from the stage of the ThÃâtre francais. Though Helvetius retracted his book three times, he was condemned by the Archbishop of Paris (Nov. 1758), the Pope (Jan. 1759), the Parlement of Paris (Feb. 1759), the Sorbonne (Apr. 1759) and by various bishops."" (Smith, p. 332).""In ""De l'Ãsprit"" (1758), HelvÃtius follows the Lockean sensationalism of Condillac and pairs it with the claim that human beings are motivated in their actions only by the natural desire to maximize their own pleasure and minimize their pain. ""De l'Ãsprit"", though widely read, gives rise to strong negative reactions in the time, both by political and religious authorities (the Sorbonne, the Pope and the Parlement of Paris all condemn the book) and by prominent fellow philosophes, in great part because HelvÃtius's psychology seems to critics to render moral imperatives and values without basis, despite his best attempts to derive them. HelvÃtius attempts to ground the moral equality of all human beings by portraying all human beings, whatever their standing in the social hierarchy, whatever their special talents and gifts, as equally products of the nature we share plus the variable influences of education and social environment."" (SEP).D. W. Smith, The Publication of Helvetius's De l'esprit, in French Studies, 1968, p. 105.Tschermerzine III:672.‎

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‎Entire May 13, 1806-issue of the Balance and Columbian Repository No. 19, Vol. V. - [FIRST DEFINITION OF A COCKTAIL - THE PAPER THAT IS CELEBRATED ON WORLD COCKTAIL DAY]‎

‎Hudson, (New York), 1806. Small folio (30,4 x 23,7 cm). The entire May 13th issue, consisting of four leaves, with a blue marbled paper back-strip housed in magnificent custom-make full morocco box of Prussian Blue goatwith a morocco-onlay of an iconic cocktail-glass on the front board. The cocktail-glass is richly gilt with a geometric pattern in art-deco-like style and with an onlay of turquoise green representing and olive, with a black stick through it. Black lettering (""THE FIRST COCKTAIL"") to the spine and the year ""1806"" turquise to the foot. Beautiul light blue- and gold patterned silk-lining to the inside. A bit of brownspotting and some of the print a bit vague, due to the paper quality. ‎

‎Exceedingly scarce first printing of the May 13th 1806-issue of ""The Balance and Columbian Repository"", in which we find the very first published definition of the word cocktail, the earliest reference of the word ""cocktail"" as we know it. This seminal issue of the now rather obscure paper constitutes the most important event in cocktail history. It is here that we find the earliest definition of the word cocktail and here that we find the first cocktail recipe (""a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters...""). "" The very first published definition of the word ""cock-tail"" appeared on 13th May 1806 in The Balance and Columbian Repository in 1806 and this historic event is now commemorated every year by World Cocktail Day."" (31 Dover - History of the Cocktail Blog) ""...the Balance article is the earliest written record that not only mentions the word ""cock-tail"" but also gives the recipe, so it's appropriate that theirs is the piece we celebrate on World Cocktail Day."" (saveur.com, How the Cocktail got its Name). ""World Cocktail Day is a celebration of cocktails around the globe, marking the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail on May 13th in 1806... New York tabloid 'The Balance and Columbian Repository' defined a cocktail as ""a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters..."" in response to a reader's question. A cocktail, as we know it, is used to refer to a drink that contains two or more ingredients with at least one of in the ingredients alcohol. The word 'cocktail' has now become embedded in our drinking vocabulary as the drinks are widely accessible with their ingredients easy to adapt to suit every taste."" (worldcocktailday.co.uk). ""No one knows when or where the first drink called a cocktail was mixed. But 200 years ago today a full-blown description of a ""cock-tail"" first made it into print, an anniversary being commemorated by the Museum of the American Cocktail with events in Las Vegas and New York.According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word ""cocktail"" first appeared in 1803 in a publication called the Farmer's Cabinet, but there was no explanation of what sort of drink this cocktail was, other than that it was ""excellent for the head."" On May 6, 1806, the word turned up again -- this time in hyphenated form -- in the Balance and Columbian Repository, a Federalist newspaper in Hudson, N.Y., where it figured in one of the paper's regular jibes at the party of President Thomas Jefferson.""Rum! Rum! Rum!"" read the headline in that paper. ""It is conjectured, that the price of this precious liquor will soon rise at Claverack,"" the Balance wrote, given that a candidate there for the state Legislature must have used up the town's stocks of alcohol in a frenzy of boozy vote-buying. According to the Balance, the candidate had served up 720 rum-grogs, 17 dozen brandies, 32 gin-slings, 411 glasses of bitters and 25 dozen ""cock-tails."" But all this generosity with refreshment was for naught, the newspaper teased, as the candidate lost.No description of those 300 cock-tails there. But then a reader of the paper inquired, writing that he had heard of a ""phlegm-cutter and fog driver, of wetting the whistle, of moistening the clay, of a fillip, a spur in the head, quenching a spark in the throat,"" but ""never did I hear of cock tail before."" On May 13, the editor of the Balance responded that he made ""it a point, never to publish anything (under my editorial head) but which I can explain."" A cock-tail is ""vulgarly called a bittered sling,"" he explained to his readers. That is, the drink is ""a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters."" (Eric Felten: The Cocktail Bicentenniel. In: The Wall Street Journal May 13th, 2006).‎

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‎Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action. [Offprint issue]. - [OFFPRINT OF THE TRANSISTOR PAPER]‎

‎(New York, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1949). Offprint issue. Large 4to. 278x214 mm / 10.94x8.43 inches. Offprint from Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 28, pp.239-277, April, 1949. Original printed wrappers with wholes punched in the back (as issued). Library stamp dated August 1949 on front wrapper. Fine condition. 18 pp. Fine and clean throughout.‎

‎First edition, offprint issue, of the first comprehensive report of the transistor - one of the most important inventions of the 20th Century. The invention of the transistor was first announced in three short letters by Bardeen, Brattain, Shockley, and Pearson, in The Physical Review (Number 2 Volume 74, 1948). The following year Bardeen and Brattain published the more comprehensive report ""Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action"" (as offered here). This paper was simultaneously published, the same month, in The Physical Review (Number 8 volume 75). In 1956 Bardeen and Brattain shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with William Shockley ""for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect"". In 1972 Bardeen again received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his part in the development of the theory of superconductivity (BCS-theory), and thus became the only person, until this day, to receive the Nobel Prize more than once in the same field. Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, No. 450 (the journal issue). Scarce in offprint. ‎

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