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        Mexico City Blues

      New York: Grove Press, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First hardcover trade edition, first printing. Near Fine, with previous owner name to front free end paper, red ink inscription to first blank terminal page and name to bottom of page 21, light foxing and light soiling to edge of page block. A nice copy, lacking the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Ballets sans musique, sans personne, sans rien

      Gallimard, 1959. - Gallimard, Paris 1959, 14x21cm, relié. - Prima edizione collettiva per la quale non era derivato grande carta, una copia del servizio presse.Reliure metà navy marocchino con angoli, liscia indietro, quando la coda d'oro, piatti, guardie e contreplats carta marmorizzata, coperte e della colonna vertebrale conservato, testa dorata, elegante rilegatura firmato autografo di Lucie Weill.Signature dell'autore su un garde.Ouvrage ornata con 13 illustrazioni Eliane Bonabel.Provenance: Biblioteca Florence Gould con il suo monogramma posteriore dorata di lunghezza. Bellissimo esemplare, una fonte importante, completamente definiti. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi maroquin marine à coins, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats, gardes et contreplats de papier marbré, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de Lucie Weill. Signature autographe de l'auteur sur une garde. Ouvrage orné de 13 illustrations de Eliane Bonabel. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Florence Gould avec son monogramme doré en pied du dos. Bel exemplaire, d'une importante provenance, parfaitement établi.

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        Gli Americani. Testi raccolti e presentati da Alain Bosquet e Raffaele Crovi

      Il Saggiatore, 1959. In - 8° oblungo (192x212mm), 179, (3), cartonatura editoriale figurata con illustrazioni di Saul Steinberg. 83 riproduzioni di fotografie in b.n. di Frank. Ottimo stato. Prima edizione italiana di uno dei maggiori libri fotografici di Robert Frank (esso era apparso in prima edizione mondiale in Francia nel 1958 presso Delpire; solo nel 1960 esso uscirà negli Stati Uniti). Testi di Emilio Cecchi, Cesare Pavese, Giaime Pintor, Guido Piovene, Mario Soldati, Elio Vittorini, Simone de Beauvoir, Erskine Caldwell, Stephen Crane, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, André Maurois, Henry Miller, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Claude Roy, John Steinbeck, Alexis de Tocqueville, Harry Spencer Truman, Walt Whitman, Richard Wright, ecc., raccolti e presentati da Bosquet e Crovi. "With these photographs I have attempted to show a cross - section of the American population. My effort was to express it simply and without confusion. The view is personal", scrisse Frank a proposito della poetica che informa queste immagini, frutto di un viaggio in America compiuto nel 1955 - '56 che frutterà oltre 24.000 fotografie. Innumerevoli i fotografi influenzati dal libro di Frank, tra tutti, in àmbito italiano, Ugo Mulas, che scrisse in proposito: "Verso il 1958 un libro ha contato molto per me: Gli americani di Robert Frank. Nel libro di Frank vedevo per la prima volta un fotografo che non utilizzava nessun trucco, che faceva delle fotografie che sembravano di un dilettante tanto erano semplici tecnicamente. Ci ho messo alcuni anni a capire. finché ho avuto chiaro il senso dell'opera di Frank: questo non abusare per confondere il gioco della realtà, delle cose, della vita; il fatto che la macchina fotografica lavori direttamente sulla vita, usando la pelle della gente". Stuart Alexander, Robert Frank: A Bibliography, Filmography, and Exhibition Chronology 1946 - 1985, Tucson, Arizona, 1986, p. 19. Martin Parr, The photobook, I, 247. Italiano

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        ADAC Motorwelt. Offizielles Organ des Allgemeinen Deutscher Automobil-Clubs. 12. - 30. Jahrgang. (18 komplette Jahrgänge)

      ADAC-Verlags-Gesellschaft / Atlas-Verlag, München. 1959 - 1977 - ca. 18.000 S. 4°, OBr in HLn. Konvolut von 18 kompletten, aufeinanderfolgenden Jahrgängen. Jeweils 12 Hefte pro Jahr, jahrgangsweise gebunden, Umschläge meist miteingebunden, nur zu Beginn scheinen ein paar zu fehlen. Einbände mit Rückentitel, in zwei Perioden einheitlich gebunden. Mit einigen eingebundenen Beilagen, etwa dem 'Mitteilungsblatt des ADAC-Gau Berlin', Verlagsmitteilungen, o.ä. Zumeist mit Adreßaufkleber eines Abonnenten. Wenige Einbände fleckig, leichtere Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt gut erhalten. Teils sehr ansprechend gestaltete Umschläge, insgesamt ein reizvolles kulturgeschichtliches Dokument. Gewichtige Angelegenheit, Versandkosten bitte erfragen, insbesondere bei Interessenten aus dem Ausland. 60000 Sprache: ger [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Memoires - Structures portantes d'Asger Jorn

      Copenhaghen/Parigi, Internationale Situationniste, 1959. Volume di cm 28X21 stampato da Permild & Rosengreen. Sovraccoperta in carta vetrata pp. 64 In perfetto stato

      [Bookseller: Libreria Menabò]
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        Rivista trimestrale d'arte e letteratura. Anno III - N.1 Marzo 1959. Responsabile Leonardo Castellani.

      1959. 8°; fascicolo di pp. 12 non numerate, con 2 acqueforti originali: "Figura" di Giovanni Romagnoli e "Natura morta" di Giovanni Barbisan entrambe firmate e numerate a matita. Numero della nota rivista d'arte con scritti di Luigi Zauli Naldi, Michelangelo Masciotta, Giuseppe Raimondi e Leonardo Castellani. Tirata a 80 esemplari in numerazione araba oltre a XX num. romana. Ottimo stato di conservazione. (vedi riproduz.)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Prandi s.n.c.]
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        The Measure of a Man

      Philadelphia: The Christian Education Press, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 34 p. Green cloth with black lettering. Near Fine with a bit of foxing on top edge in Very Good+ dust jacket with foxing around spine area, faint toning strip to outer edge of front panel price intact, ($1.00). The uncommon first book publication of MLK's sermons. These two sermons, “What is Man?” and “The Dimensions of a Complete Life,” would later be collected in Strength to Love.

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        The royal canon of Turin.

      Griffith Institute 1959 - Very rare first edition. Griffith Institute, Oxford, 1959. Spine and cover worn, but firm. Text inside in perfect condition, no markings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        The Road Not Taken

      Henry Holt, New York 1959 - Fourth Printing. Good, clean hardcover with minor edgewear, most significantly a 1/8 inch frayed spot along bottom edge. Front free endpaper tanned from clipping (now removed), rear free endpaper has inked notes from previous owner, the Dartmouth student who Frost signed it for in 1960. Jacket is a bit sunned and has considerable chipping, closed tears and paper loss along top and bottom. Still, a charming copy. Signed Frost volumes have become increasingly scarce. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Poids et mesures

      Les impénitents, 1959. - Les impénitents, Paris 1959, 19,5x28,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edizione numerata di 140 copie stampate su Rives pergamena e illustrato con un frontespizio incisa da Lucien Coutaud scalpello, e 12 incisioni originali inserto Jean Peschard.Notre copia è una delle 10 per avere un suite di osservazione sulla ex Hodomura Giappone, una serie di tavole inedite e una serie di 8 tavole firmate da Jean Peschard.En Inoltre, si è eccezionalmente arricchito con un ottone utilizzato per la stampa di una delle illustrations.Une chiaro e innocuo poco l'umidità che porta al primo piano del chemise.Bel copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 140 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives et illustrée d'un frontispice gravé au burin par Lucien Coutaud, ainsi que de 12 eaux - fortes originales hors - texte de Jean Peschard. Notre exemplaire est l'un des 10 à comporter une suite avec remarque sur Japon ancien Hodomura, une suite de planches inédites et une suite de 8 planches signées par Jean Peschard.En outre, il est exceptionnellement enrichi d'un des cuivres ayant servi à l'impression de l'une des illustrations. Une claire et petite mouillure sans gravité en tête du premier plat de la chemise. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Emmanuel Chabrier". Autograph manuscript, signed twice.

      N. p., 1959. - Title page, 23 numbered pp. on 23 ff; half-title, pp. 24-78 on 55 ff. Blue ink on one-sided checked paper; proof reader's corrections in pencil. Spiral-bound cardboard wrappers, inscribed "Francis Poulenc I - Chabrier". Small 4to. One of only a few literary manuscripts by the eminent French composer, extremely rare in trade. In this paper, which appeared in 1961 at La Palatine publishers, Paris-Genève, Poulenc compresses, as he writes in the preface, "une véritable passion" that he felt from adolescence onwards for Chabrier's music, into a memorial full of warmth, enthusiasm, and linguistic beauty. - The present ms. comprises the preface, the introduction "Portrait de Chabrier", and Chapters I and II (cf. pp. 1-78 in the printed version); Chapters III and IV (in the book pp. 80-119) might have filled another, clearly thinner quarto issue, the whereabouts of which are unknown today and are not established by MGG or New Grove. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Feu de braise

      Grasset, 1959. - Grasset, Paris 1959, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 200 copie numerate in alfa e riservata alla stampa. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore Jean Dubuffet e sua moglie Lili. Un lieve minore intoppo sul primo piatto. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa et réservés à la presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de André Pieyre de Mandiargues à Jean Dubuffet et à sa femme Lili. Un léger accroc sans gravité sur le premier plat.

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        Körnig, Hans. - "Das nächtliche Dresden".

      - Radierung / Aquatinta, auf Hahnemühle-Bütten, 1959. Von Hans Körnig. 33,0 x 39,5 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 39 x 53,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert. Wasserzeichen der Hahnemühle. - Sehr gut erhalten. Hans Körnig (1905 Flöha - 1905 Niederwinkling in Bayern). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, bedeutender Vertreter der Dresdner Malerei in den 1950er und 60er Jahren. Nach einer Elektrikerlehre 1930-33 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden bei Richard Müller und Hermann Dittrich, später bei Ferdinand Dorsch und Max Feldbauer. 1933 verließ er die Akademie aus Protest gegen die Entlassung von Otto Dix. Danach Arbeit als freier Künstler und Reisen nach Italien (Venedig, Florenz, Rom, Neapel, Mailand & Gardasee), die Schweiz und schließlich 1937 Paris. 1940 Kriegsdienst an der Russlandfront, 1945 Amputation des rechten Unterschenkels infolge einer Verwundung. August 1945 Rückkehr aus russischer Kriegsgefangenschaft nach Dresden. 1953 erste Versuche mit Aquatintaradierung, die er forthin besonders pflegte (insgesamt über 1000 Radierungen). Organisierte mangels offizieller Ausstellungsmöglichkeiten die berühmten 'Dachboden-Ausstellungen' in seinem Atelier im Dresdner Wallgässchen. Wegen dem Bild 'Straße der Befreiung' 1958 Ausschluß aus dem Verband Bildender Künstler. Weilte während dem Mauerbau 1961 mit seiner Familie in Holland und blieb im Westen, das Werk wurde in Dresden beschlagnahmt und blieb bis 1990 unzugänglich. Arbeitete dann in Niederbayern, wo er sich, vereinsamt, verarmt und erblindet, das Leben nahm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Il menabò. Anni 1959 - 1967

      Einaudi, 1959. Brossura (wrappers) Con i contributi, molti in prima edizione, di Lucio Mastronardi (Il calzolaio di Vigevano), Carlo Emilio Gadda, Amelia Rosseli (Ventiquattro poesie), Pier Paolo Pasolini, Eugenio Miccini, Vittorio Sereni (Una visita in fabbrica), Elio Vittorini (Industria e letteratura), Stefano D'Arrigo (I giorni della fera), Italo Calvino (Il mare dell'oggettività), Roberto Roversi (La raccolta del fieno), Franco Fortini, Elio Pagliarani (La ragazza Carla), Paolo Volponi, Edoardo Sanguineti (Poesie e uno scorcio di romanzo), Umberto Eco e moltissimi altri. 10 volumi. 8vo. pp. Circa 250/fascicolo. Molto Buono (Very Good). Tutto il pubblicato Numeri 1 - 10.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Il Menabò

      Einaudi, 1959 - 1967. 10 voll. in 8°. Design e impaginazione di Bruno Munari. Scritti in prima edizione di L. Mastronardi (Il calzolaio di Vigevano), E. Pagliarani (La ragazza Carla), I. Calvino (Il mare dell'oggettività), S. D'Arrigo (I giorni della fera), V. Sereni (Una visita in fabbrica), U. Eco (Il modo di formare), P.P. Pasolini (Appunti per un poema popolare), C.E. Gadda (Una poesia). Brossura editoriale.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      Remsenburg, New York: np. First Edition. Very Good. WODEHOUSE EXPLAINS THE LOCALES OF THE JEEVES STORIES. Dated Sept. 24, 1959 and on Wodehouse's Remsenburg letterhead, the letter reads in full: Dear Mr Nelson. Thank you for your letter. I wish I could give you some definite information about the locale of the Jeeves stories, but I never have any actual place in mind when I write them. Aunt Dahlia's house in Worcestershire is imaginary, though of course based to a certain extent on country houses I have known. Valley Fields, which is the scene of some of my stories, is Dulwich, where I was at school, but the actual houses in Mulberry Grove are invented. I always think an author takes a big chance when he writes of any identifiable place, as it is so easy to make mistakes. Especially in my case, as I am in America writing of England. It leads to letters beginning "Sir. Are you aware that the statue of the Mayor, described by you as in Market Square, East Nottleton, is in reality in Fishmonger Place?" Yours sincerely [signed] P.G. Wodehouse Long Island, NY: Sept. 24, 1959. One page (7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches) on Wodehouse letterhead. Two light folds, otherwise fine. An illuminating and revealing letter giving insight into the settings of some of Wodehouse's most popular works.

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        Maigret et les témoins récalcitrants

      Presses de la cité, 1959. - Presses de la cité, Paris 1959, 11,5x16,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 100 esemplari numerati su carta di lusso unico grande papiers.Agréable e copia rara. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de luxe, seuls grands papiers. Agréable et rare exemplaire.

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        Disegni originali di Bianconi

      Gorlich, 1959. In 4 (cm 29,5 x 40), pp. (8) con testo introduttivo di Orio Vergani e con 20 disegni originali a colori su carta realizzati da Fulvio Bianconi e applicati sui fogli della pubblicazione. Brossura editoriale. Pubblicazione non datata, ma edita da Gorlich nel 1959, come da riscontro bibliografico con il Catalogo collettivo della libreria italiana 1959 (vol. 1), tirata in 106 esemplari di cui 9 con 20 disegni originale di nudi, 80 con 20 disegni originali in nero, e 17 con 20 disegni originali a colori. Il nostro esemplare fa parte delle 17 copie con disegni a colori (l'esemplare non e' numerato). Curiosa e rarissima opera a stampa contenente 20 disegni originali, per cui ciascuna e' in realta' un unicum, essendo tutti i disegni diversi. I disegni a colori sono realizzati su fogli di dimensioni differenti (da 11,5 x 13 cm, 22 cm x 32; 17,5 x 25; 24,5 x 35; ecc...) e applicati su carta. Differenti sono le tecniche: dall'acquerello, alla tempera al pastello. Quasi tutti i fogli (18 su 20) contengono in realta' un doppio disegno, quello principale a colori al recto del foglio, e un secondo al verso dello stesso. Vari sono i soggetti: caricature, paesaggi, bambini e ragazzi, donne al lavoro... I disegni molto probabilmente sono pero' antecedenti alla data di pubblicazione del volume dal momento che in alcuni, firmati, compare l'indicazione di XIII (con riferimenti all'anno fascista). Come scrive Orio Vergani nell'introduzione Fulvio Bianconi fu un disegnatore "compulsivo": "disegna in treno, in bicicletta, appoggiato al lampione; disegna in taxi, in gondola e in acqua con il salvagente...". Fulvio Bianconi e' stato un designer e grafico, noto in particolare per i suoi disegni sui vetri d'arte di Murano. ITA

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        Gelassenheit

      Verlag Günther Neske, 1959. - Verlag Günther Neske, Pfullingen 1959, 12,5x20,5cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition per i quali non era derivato grandi giornali. Autograph firmata dall'autore al suo traduttore francese Roger Munier. La nostra copia è presentato in una camicia e un sacchetto rosso pieno di nuovo cartone della camicia nera e feltro rosso il dolore dentro. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Martin Heidegger à son traducteur en français Roger Munier. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise et un étui en plein cartonnage rouge, dos de la chemise de chagrin noir et intérieur de feutrine rouge. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        STUDIA MONASTICA, 48 VOLUMES (1959-2006) (COMPLET)

      1959. Abadia de Montserrat, Barcelona. 1959-2006. In-8.Carré. Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 48 volumes (95 tomes). 2 tomes ('fascicules') par an. Quelques étiquettes, annotations (codes) et tampons de bibliothèque. Vol. 1, fasc. 1, 1959: G. Penco, Il concetto di monaco e di vita monastica in Occidente nel secolo VI. M. Cocheril, L'Ordre de Cîteaux au Portugal, Le problème historique. C. Donahue, The 'Agapê' of the hermits of Scete. C. Battle, De suscepta editione latinae versionis 'Verba Seniorum' communiter adpellatae. C.H. Talbot, The 'Speculum humilitatis' attributed to Ailred of Rievaulx. D. Knowles, Some Enemies of Gerald of wales. J. Vives i Miret, L'Escriptori del monestir de Santes Creus, Projeccio literaria i emplaçament, etc. Vol. 48, fasc. 2, 2006: A. Valli, cristo 'Sposo' e il dinamismo del 'cuore' nella scrittura di M. Cecilia Baij (1694-1766). C. Vuillaume, La profession monastique, fondements théologiques et signification spirituelle. E. Lopez-Tello, Envangelista Vilanova: una prospettiva ermeneutica della Storia della Teologia. E. Zaragoza pascual, Actas de los Capitulos Generales de la Congregacion de San Benito de Valladolid, IV, 1568-1587...

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        Teatro II: Pirro y Andrómaca; Simón Bolívar; Timón y el oro.

      Losada (Buenos Aires, 1959) - 21x15. 237 pgs Intonso. Cubierta desgastada. Lomera ligeramente desprendida. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SOCIETE PARITYS Et Les TISSUS LEBOTYS. Collection Été 1959

      Societe Paritys / Lebotys, Paris 1959 - 108 pp. 16 color fashion drawings; ~800 pasted and tipped-in fabric samples. 16-1/4" x 12" A mid-century salesman's sample catalogue from the summer collection of Parisian firm Société Paritys, a haberdashery and fabric supplier established in 1946 and still in operation today. The fabric samples have been supplied by Lebotys, a couture design firm in its own right, and highly regarded for the quality of its textiles. As we find record of Lebotys having issued catalogues of its own collections in both the 1930s and 1960s, we speculate that the two firms collaborated for a limited time, possibly due to continuing post-war shortages and the need to adapt to the rapidly changing clothing market of the 1950s.The late 1950s saw a revolution in French fashion ? and, by extension, Western fashion in general ? due in no small part to the influence of material factors underlying the purely aesthetic side of the industry: availability of fabric, continuing technological advances in synthetics, and the surging post-war economies of America and Europe. The reluctant expansion of haute couture into the ready-to-wear market during the latter half of the century, and the increasing reliance on synthetic fabrics to meet the demand, would ultimately spell a major shift in the industry, one that would impact fashion trends for decades to come. Some fashion houses, like Dior, whose ?New Look? revitalized fashion at the beginning of the decade, successfully managed to adapt by issuing couture ready-to-wear lines. Some, however, even long-established houses, survived the war only to be undone by the prosperity that followed.The collaboration here of Société Paritys and Lebotys, as well as the fabrics offered and styles displayed, leads us to infer that the two firms were likely targeting the growing ready-to-wear market. The fabrics include a variety of silks, cottons, wools, mohair, muslin, cashmere, and others, as well as nylon, fibranne, rayon, Rhodia, tergal, crylor, acetate, Albène, and other ?Matieres Synthètiques,? often in blends, and advertising their washable and/or (anti)wrinkling qualities. The styles in the illustrations, although still influenced by the ?New Look,? also show the influence of Dior's successor, the young Yves St. Laurent, who debuted his "trapeze line" in 1958.No copies located on OCLC, nor the major French institutions (as searched on KVK). Light extremity wear to boards; short split to rear joint. Page block lightly foxed, occasional foxing/spotting to margins throughout. Few white nylon fabric samples discolored by paste beneath. Fabric samples otherwise clean and bright, with only minor occasional creasing/fraying. Overall, VG. Post binder with 3 brass posts. Publisher's pictorial glazed boards, white cloth joints [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rio Bravo (Original Japanese B2 poster for the 1958 film)

      Burbank, CA: Armada Productions / Warner Brothers, 1959. Original illustrated Japanese B2 poster for the 1959 film. One of the best and most entertaining Westerns ever made, from the standpoint of cinematography, dialogue, story, economy, direction, and fine acting. Howard Hawks develops his story mainly with interior shots, avoiding close-ups, and spreads the attention evenly among the members of the stellar cast. An American classic. 20 x 28.5 inches. Tri-folded with two horizontal fold lines as issued, else Near Fine.

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        bauhaus 59. Ein Rasch Erzeugnis (Musterbuch Bauhaus-Tapeten)

      Bramsche Gebrüder Rasch einzige Auflage dieser Ausgabe 118 Blatt dazwischen zehn Blatt Raumbilder 17 cm quer Halbleinen gebunden 1959 - bestens erhalten, sichtlich kaum benutzt und wenig geblättert, enthalten sind Musterblätter von Rasch Künstler Tapete, Rasch Kleinmuster, Rasch Kupferoth, Rasch Interbau, Rasch lotura 1150 gr.

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        Wildlife in America

      NY: Viking. 1959. The dedication copy of his first book of nonfiction, which raises many of the issues that became the author's lifelong concerns and the subjects of many of his writings -- the impact of humans on the animals and plants of the ecosystems that we invade and then inhabit. The book was dedicated to his parents (by their initials), and is inscribed there by Matthiessen: "Sept. 18/ The very first copy of this book, taken, with its glue still wet, from the binder's warehouse on W. 20th [?] St. some five days before its publishers received their copies: [For E.C.M. and E.A.M. with love and many thanks] from Pete." That binding, which apparently hadn't dried when Matthiessen first picked up the book, is now cracked at the hinges; modest staining to boards; a good copy, lacking the dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Ivan the Terrible (First Edition, one of handmade 100 copies)

      San Francisco: Larry Jordan, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. One of 100 copies hand bound by Jordan. A small book, printed on thick card stock, with hand-tipped photographic still images from the Ivan the Terrible, Part I, directed by Sergei Eisenstein and released in 1944. Jordan's online resume indicates that this undated volume was self-published in 1959, and was the first of two such art books he made between 1959 and 1979. Best known for his animated collage films, Jordan is an independent filmmaker who has been working in the Bay Area in California since 1955, and making films since 1952. He has produced some 40 experimental and animation films, and three feature-length dramatic films. In 1970 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to make the film "The Sacred Art of Tibet," and he is one of the founding directors of Canyon Cinema Cooperative. Oblong self wrappers, 5 x 4 inches, unbound folded leaves as issued.

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        'Goldfinger' First UK Edition

      A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1959. A fine book without inscriptions (some very minor spotting to the top edge) in a fine unclipped wrapper with six minute white spots to the edge of the spine.A superb copy and a worthy addition to any Fleming collection

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        A Completeness Theorem in Modal Logic" WITH Abstracts of "Distinguished Constituents", "Semantical Analysis of Modal Logic", "The Problem of Entailment" in The Journal of Symbolic Logic Vol. 24, Issue No. 1, March 1959 pp. 1-14 WITH Vol. 24, Issue No. 4, Dec. 1959 pp. 323-324

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION IN PRISTINE ORIGINAL WRAPS OF SAUL KRIPKE'S SEMINAL FIRST PAPER ON MODAL LOGIC, "A Completeness Theorem in Modal Logic". The paper presents Kripke's important ideas on the semantics of modal logic, or the logic of modal notions like necessity and possibility. Included are all 4 Journal issues for 1959, one of which is inclusive of abstracts of 3 other papers Kripke sent to the Journal. "Universally hailed" for this work, in this paper, Kripke both proves the formal completeness of modal logic (supplemented by first-order quantifiers and the sign of equality) and "create[s] a semantics, now called Kripke semantics" (Hurley, Logic: The Essentials, 217). Kripke semantics "is a formals semantics for non-classical logic systems… first conceived for modal logics, and later adapted to intuitionistic logic and other non-classical systems. The discovery of Kripke semantics was a breakthrough in the theory of non-classical logics, because the model theory of such logics was almost non-existent before Kripke (algebraic semantics existed, but were considered 'syntax in disguise'). (Wikipedia). Saul Kripke grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and in 1959, he mailed this paper to The Journal of Symbolic Logic. As the story goes, the Kripke wrote his completeness theorem in modal logic at age 17; the paper was sent out for comments, to, among a number of others, the head of the Harvard mathematics department. This person then wrote Kripke urging him to apply for a job at Harvard. The reply he received read: "My mother said that I should finish high school and go to college first" (ibid). Kripke's initial intuitive idea was that a proposition is necessary if and only if it is true in all possible worlds. In this paper, Kripke begins by stating: "The present paper attempts to state and prove a completeness theorem for the system S5, supplemented by first-order quantifiers and the sign of equality" (Kripke, JSL, 24,1, 1959, 1). He then notes: "The basis of the informal analysis which motivated these definitions is that a proposition is necessary if and only if it is true in all "possible worlds". (It is not necessary for our present purposes to analyze the concept of a "possible world" any further.) ... In modal logic, however, we wish to know not only about the 6 real world but about other conceivable worlds" (Kripke, 2) Shortly, Kripke then wrote "In trying to construct a definition of universal logical validity, it seems plausible to assume not only that the universe of discourse may contain an arbitrary number of elements and that predicates may be assigned any given interpretations in the actual world, but also that any combination of possible worlds may be associated with the real world with respect to some group of predicates. In other words, it is plausible to assume that no further restrictions need be placed on D, G, and K, except the standard one that D be non-empty. This assumption leads directly to our definition of universal validity." (Kripke, 3). The December issue of the Journal is also included as it contains abstracts of other Kripke papers received by the Journal in 1959: "Distinguished Constituents", "Semantical Analysis of Modal Logic", "The Problem of Entailment". Also included are the three other issues of The Journal of Symbolic Logic from 1959, this to make a complete set. All four issues are in near fine condition. Saul Kripke (1940- ) is an American philosopher and logician who was awarded the Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy in 2001. He is best known for five major contributions to philosophy beginning with this paper, the starting point for Kripke Semantics. In 1962 Kripke graduated from Harvard University, where he remained until 1968, first as a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows and then as a lecturer. Subsequently, his 1970 lectures "Naming and Necessity" was a focal point for restructuring the philosophy of language. Now associated with Princeton, additional areas of note include his contributions to set theory, his theory of truth and his interpretation of Wittgenstein's work. CONDITION & DETAILS: Four first edition, first impression issues in original wraps. New Jersey: The Association for Symbolic Logic. Octavo. 10 x 7 inches; 250 x 150mm. All four issues are in near fine condition both inside and out.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Whistle Down the Wind

      N . Y.: E. P. Dutton, 1959. X-library with normal flaws...........The hard cover has tape stains and some wear..The jacket has very light shelf wear...Light yellowing to the pages..........The book may have minor flaws that may have gone unnoticed..... 1st. Cloth. Good/Very Good. Illus. by Edwards, Oven. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Back.

      [Bookseller: Add-More Books]
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        Some Like It Hot (Original photograph on the set of the 1959 film)

      Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1959. Vintage double weight press photograph of a leggy Marilyn Monroe looking over her shoulder at a whimsical Billy Wilder, while the crew sets up lighting and shadowing for a shot on Coronado Beach (with the Hotel del Coronado seen clearly in the background). Shot by photographer Dick Miller, with his stamp on the verso, as well as labels and stamps from German press agencies. 9.5 x 6.5 inches (24 x 16 cm). About Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Old Man and the Boy

      NY: Holt, 1959. First Edition, Fifth printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 303 pp, ill. Ruark's famous book about growing up. Very good in vg (chipped) dj and dated and inscribed. DJ is chipped on spine extending down to last tine of title. Ruark inscribed books are rare.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        The Rescuers and Miss Bianca series

      Collins, William Heinemann & Little, Brown and Company London & Boston 1959-1971 - 8vo. 6 volumes. A mixed run of first UK and US editions as follows: The Rescuers (1959, US); Miss Bianca (1962, UK); The Turret (1964, UK); Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines (1966, UK); Miss Bianca in the Orient (1970, UK); Miss Bianca in the Antarctic (1971, US). Original cloth. Illustrated by Garth Williams and (the last two) Erik Blegvad. 'The Turret' has an ink inscription on the fly and the d/w is chipped at the head and tail of the spine with some discolouration to the back panel. 'Salt Mines' has a small, neat ink ownership on the half-title. 'Orient' has a little abrasion on the back panel and 'Antarctica' has some small splashes. All volumes have minor edge wear. Near fine in (at least) very good + dust-wrappers. A very attractive run of the first six books in the series (there were three later volumes). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        ORIGINAL LETTER

      London England 1959 - Half page single spaced typed on both sides.22 Oct 1959. He got an answer from Uganda and he wrote back requesting more information (about the elephant hunting project). Talks about hunting seasons and processing meat for export. Suggests considering a 3 or 5 month safari and letting the natives attend to the meat and not worry about making a lot of money. They would have to put up some money as a good faith gesture to Uganda. Taylor would have to make enough to cover his expenses. A great summary of John Taylor's proposed hunting/meat selling project. The letter is to Alexander Maitland who authored several books and wrote introductions to several Taylor books. He was also executor of Taylor's estate. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1959. 12 issues

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo, 1959. 4to. Original wraps. 12 issues complete for the year. Later issues ISSN 0131-6885 1951--1959 -- ( ) « » -- , , . 1937 « ». 1941 1945, 1995, 1998--1999, 2009--2010. , 1990- ( 1996 1997 ). 2010 1 2 . 1945--1953 , 1954--1990

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Limited Numbered Edition "Visions of Cody" signed by Jack Kerouac - an excerpt from the longer novel then considered unpublishable which was published 13 years later, after Kerouac's death

      New York, December 1959. 5.5" x 8.5". "Book Signed ""Jack Kerouac"" on the colophon page of Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac, 128p, 5.5"" x 8.5"". Publisher's original acetate dust jacket, minor tears at edges, is present. From the colophon: ""750 copies of this book were printed for New Directions in December, 1959 at the press of Igal Roodenko, New York and signed by the author. This is number 486."" Fine condition.Two-toned binding, purple and cream, with title on front board and on spine. Kerouac designed the printed boards. Visions of Cody is an excerpt from the long novel of the same name, which is Kerouac's favorite, but which was considered unpublishable at the time. Written in 1951-1952, it was first published in its entirety in 1972, three years after Kerouac's death.With original 4"" x 8"" publicity card which states that the ""long novel is considered unpublishable at present."""

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Lolita

      London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson,, 1959. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, top edge pink. With the dust jacket. A few scattered spots to fore and bottom edges of text block. An exceptional copy in a remarkably fresh dust jacket with one small closed tear to top right-hand side corner of front panel, tape-repaired on the verso. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in Paris in 1955. A superb copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Naked Lunch

      Grove Press, 1959 A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, first printing stated on the copyright page. Inscribed and dated by Burroughs on the title page. First issue dust jacket (no zip code or roman numeral on back panel and correct price on front flap). Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Naked Lunch

      The Olympia Press 1959 - First edition, first printing. First issue with the original price of 1,500 Francs on rear cover, not over-stamped. Signed by William S. Burroughs on the title page. Very Good, with staining to fore edge which occasionally affects the margins, reading creases to spine and light general wear, in a Very Good dust jacket with light fraying along the top edge, chipping to spine ends and a bit of flaking to the laminate. One of 5,000 copies in the first issue, very rare signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Four Abstract Classicists [Exhibition Catalog]

      San Francisco Museum of Art 1959 - Four Abstract Classicists [Published date: 1959]. Catalog for exhibition by the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum in 1959. SIGNED BY KARL BENJAMIN AND F HAMMERSLEY. 8 1/4" x 7 1/4". 70 Pp. Four Color Plates, Many black and white Illustrations. In good condition. Black and white square patterned paper covers have light bumping and creasing to edges and some light to moderate spotting, aging and soiling as well. Binding tight. Catalog is signed by each of Karl Benjamin and F Hammersley in blue ink on the pages with the respective names. Pages are otherwise lightly aged but unmarked with some occasional light spotting. NOT Ex-Library. No remainder marks. "Four Abstract Classists" was a landmark exhibition organized by Jules Langsner in 1959. The show featured the work of Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, and John McLaughlin. The term ?abstract classicists? was coined in 1959 by Langsner to define these four southern California painters. The exhibition opened at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), and then travelled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Exposition Park (prior to LACMA?s existence as an independent art museum). Renamed ?West Coast Hard-edge,? the revised version later traveled to the institute of Contemporary Art in London and Queen?s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In the exhibition catalog, Langsner describes Abstract Classicist painting as "Hard-edge painting" in which "color and shape are one and the same entity. Form gains its existence through color and color its being through form. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Epilonian Books]
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        Joan Miró.

      - Lund Humphries, London 1959. 159 pp.+ 68 colourplates, richly illustrated in colour and b/w, with 8 mounted colour plates, bound in nice brown half morocco, signed Petersen & Petersen. Artistic dedication to Niels Randkaer from Joan Miro on flyleaf. art kunst Rundetårn dedication dedikation korrektur. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        La révocation de l'édit de Nantes

      First edition, one of the 37 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper Marais deluxe edition. Nice copy. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1959 11,5x18,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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