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        Naked Lunch

      New York: Grove Press, 1959 [but 1962]. First American Edition. Hardcover. A Beat Generation cornerstone, and basis for David Cronenberg's bizarre 1991 film starring Peter Weller. MAYNARD & MILES A2.b. First Printing. Octavo; half charcoal gray paper over black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; black topstain; dustjacket; 255pp. Cloth slightly dusty, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $6.00), without publisher's zip code on rear panel; extremities and panels lightly rubbed, with a few short tears along the edges; Very Good+, without fading to the spine lettering.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1959. First Edition. Paperback. Near fine/near fine. Near fine in an about near fine jacket, Francs 1500 on the back flap, lightly rubbed and bumped along the edges. Clean green wraps, stamped NF 18 on the back wrap. Square and firmly bound with clean pages. The classic cut-up experimental novel from one of America's most profound writers of the 20th century. Adapted into the 1991 movie by David Cronenberg.

      [Bookseller: Carpetbagger Books]
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        Naked Lunch

      Grove Press 1959 - Grove Press, New York 1959. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Stated First Printing, no additional printings. Cloth boards. Jacket priced at $6.00. No zip code at the rear panel. Book Condition: Near Fine, light spots. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf war, light spots, short tear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        A catalogue of the Persian manuscripts and miniatures

      Hodge, Figgis 1959 - Volume 1 only. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. No Dust Jacket. A few marks to the red cloth boards. Firm and tight binding, bright and clear contents throughout. A well presented copy. Please contact us for further information. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd]
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        The June Baby

      Arthur Barker 1959 - B0000CK80Y Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: Arthur Barker ---Date: 1959 ---Edition: 1st ---Pages: 90 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: Fair --- Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the dust jacket is unclipped, no stamps or inscriptions, the only flaws are some scuffs, light marks rips and missig sections to the dust jacket. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B0000CK80Y [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barma's Books]
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      Club International deBibliophile 1959 - 1959. Paris/Monte Carlo, Club International de Bibliophile, 1959. First and only edition limited to 255 copies. Folio. Original Covers and Folder. Loose 149pp with 16 original lithographs each with tissue guards. With an additional lithograph FEMME QUI VOL signed by the artist and annotated "bon a tirer" IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER. Text in French. This is Tamayo's most beautiful and ambitious book. Published on Velin de Rives. Contained within publisher's folder and decorative folding box and a 3/4 Moroccan clam shell box made for this copy in 2005. References: Monod 322; "The Artist & The Book", p.200; "The Artist & The Book in France", p.342; Pereda 58-72. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: L'Estampe Originale ABAA/ILAB-LILA]
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        The Hound of The Baskervilles [Release Script for 1959 Film]

      United Artists Studios. LOOSE_LEAF. Los Angeles, 1959. The release script for the 1959 film "Hound of the Baskervilles," starring Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes. Mimeographed typescript, with text on rectos only. Pages are loose in folder. Most leaves in fine condition, with the title page having a paper clip indentation and some tiny marginal tears, and a few pages with small creases at corners. Quite well preserved overall, in near fine condition. From the estate of a longtime member of the Baker Street Irregulars. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Fine. 1959. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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      ROMA: EDITALIA, 1959. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 20 24,5. USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Auguries of Innocence

      Northampton, Massachusetts: Printed for The Print Club of Philadelphia at The Gehenna Press, 1959. Limited Edition. Wraps. Fine. Baskin, Leonard. Number 188 of 250, octavo size, [16] pp., signed by artist. An exemplary specimen from a high point at The Gehenna Press, with the iconic "Owl" wood engraving by Baskin, printed by local letterpress hero Harold McGrath, whose press work leaves a balanced impression on each page, perfectly executing the vision of the artist. Truly a wonderful way to read Auguries, illustrated by Baskin who was deeply inspired by Blake and is known for his bronze sculpture of Blake's death mask; the soft pages of this delicate volume are like pale leaves gently wavering in the shadow cast by the reader's eye. ***DESCRIPTION: Gray-blue wrappers, hand-sewn, title-page printed in black with a red single-rule border, first four lines of text printed in red, nine original wood engravings printed from the blocks, Monotype Bembo type, book on handmade Amalfi paper, the first and last leaves (serving as endpapers) being of Japanese tissue, octavo size (9.25" by 5.75"), [16] pp., limited edition, number 188 of 250 copies, numbered and signed by Leonard Baskin. ***CONDITION: Fine; crisp, clean, as new and free of prior owner markings; a fine copy of this delicate chapbook. ***CITATION: Brook no. 20. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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      LIBRERIA SCIENTIFICA EDITRICE G.GIAPPICHELLI, TORINO 1959 - Francese A cura e con introduzione di Robert Pelloux, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli rossi e neri, oscuramento parziale dei piatti esteso al dorso e con usura ai bordi

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Life Studies

      New York: Farrar Straus & Cudahy, 1959. Near Fine/Very Good. First American edition, with a prose piece not included in the English edition. Near fine in very good or better dustwrapper. Advance Review Copy with slip and photograph laid in. Also laid in is a letter from the publisher sending the book to Daniel Hoffman, with additional material and mentioning a reading Lowell is giving at Bryn Mawr. Inscribed by Lowell to Hoffman and his wife the poet Elizabeth McFarland: "For Elizabeth & Dan with affection deepened by the Three Millionaires' Day and still more by my swift long visit. Cal. Robert Lowell April 1966." With Hoffman's penciled ownership signature. Hoffman served as the Consultant in Poetry of the Library of Congress (the equivalent of the United States Poet Laureate) in 1973-1974. Lowell served in the same position from 1947-1948. This is Lowell's most influential book, the collection which defined the term "confessional poetry." Winner of the National Book Award.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Storia di Roma

      MILANO: RIZZOLI EDITORE, 1959. IIED. Brossurato. BUONO. 11,5 18,5. USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Der Wurzelsepp 1959

      Bilder von Hermann Blömer Reihe 1, 1. Bändchen 314.-324. Tausend 1959, copyright 1937 Es handelt sich um ein sehr sauberes, sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sauber, rein. Sehr ordentlich.

      [Bookseller: Bücherweib]
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        Rugby Digest 1959

      The Journal, 1959. Paperback. Used; Good. Paperback; English language; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        MAXIMES. Burins originaux de Decaris

      - Paris, Club du Livre, coll. Gravure contemporaine, imp. Daragnès, 1959. En feuillets sous double emboîtage: 26.5 x 34 cm, 253-[6] pp. Ouvrage illustré de 20 gravures originales de Decaris, imprimées à pleine page. Édition limitée à 500 exemplaires. Le nôtre, l'un des 400 sur Rives (no. 300). Chemise-étui et emboiatge recouverts de toile grise; auteurs, titre et édition en noir sur le dos. En parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Gli americani.

      Milano, Il Saggiatore, 1959, 8vo album cartonato editoriale copertina illustrata, pp. 180 con numerose illustrazioni fot.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Autograph sketch signed ("O. K.").

      No place, [c. 1959]. - 4to (295 x 208 mm). 1 page. In pencil. Depicting a young girl named Gertrud Liggefeld.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Doctor Sax Faust Part Three

      New York: Grove Press, 1959. First edition, hardcover. Octavo, original gray cloth. Book is VG, with only some rubbing on spine, otherwise would perhaps be near-fine, with sharp corners on the boards. Pages are bright, clean, and unmarked, with no significant yellowing. DJ is Fair, with some fading to the spine area, a tear in the upper-left-front that affects the top of the 'O' in "Doctor," a tear at the bottom of the spine, some rubbing, and some water-staining that is only visible on the inside of the DJ.

      [Bookseller: Banba Books]
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        Poezdka Družby [in Cyrillic].

      Prague: Artia, 1959 - Quarto. Original grey cloth, title to spine in gilt over orange background, orange motif of flowers to front cover. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, very minor loss to spine ends. Black and white photographs throughout. First Russian-language edition, first printing, first published the previous year in Czech. This photobook was produced to commemorate the visit of Antonin Novotny, First Secretary of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia 1953–68 and President of Czechoslovakia from 1957 to 1968, to the Soviet Union in July 1958. The photos are by Kropp (1920–2012), a photographer for the Prague newspaper Dénik, and the introduction and poems to accompany the photos are by Branislav. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        PHOTOGRAPHIE] Jazz

      Amsterdam, De Bezige, 1959. - 96 pp. In-8 carré. Nombreuses photographies d'Ed Van Der Elsken lors de concerts de Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton, Jay Jay Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Dave Brubeck, Lee Morgan, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillepsie, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins. Edition originale (en néerlandais) de ce livre mythique sur la scène jazz des années cinquante. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure]
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        Naked Lunch

      The Grove Press 1959 - First edition, first printing. Near Fine in a Very Good+ first issue dust jacket with publisher's price of $6.00, and without publisher's zip code on the rear panel. Light foxing to cloth on front cover, bumping to top corners, light foxing to edge of page block, small patch of discoloration to top edge of rear board. Gilt stamping on spine is sharp and bright, black top stain is vibrant. Dust jacket shows light rubbing to panels and at extremities. A rather handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        stilleven'. Originele waskrijttekening.

      16,3 x 25,2 cm. Gesigneerd (in krijt gekerfd) 'Gj Komrij 4C' en achterop tweemaal gesigneerd ('Komrij 4C' en 'Gj Komrij 4C'). Getiteld 'stilleven'. Gedateerd '12-10-59'. Onder passe-partout.l Vijftien jaar geleden dook er op de zolder van een gepensioneerde tekenleraar uit Winterswijk een bijzondere waskrijttekening op. Hij bleek gemaakt in oktober 1959 door een 15-jarige Gerrit Komrij, die toen in de vierde klas HBS van het Winterswijks Lyceum zat. In dit schooljaar werden zijn tekenkunsten driemaal op rij op zijn rapport gewaardeerd met een acht! Toen Komrij deze unieke tekening later eens werd getoond, viel zijn mond open van verbazing. Hij kon zich nog precies herinneren waar en wanneer hij de tekening gemaakt had, maar had er bijna een halve eeuw niet meer aan gedacht.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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      1959 - Tuschfederzeichnung, rechts unten signiert, 62,2 x 44 cm, Handgefertigter Modellrahmen, säurefreies Passepartout, Museumsglas. Nach ersten Studienjahren an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg 1948/49 wechselt Pfahler 1950 an die Kunstakademie in Stuttgart, die er bis 1954 besucht. Hatte er während seines Studiums vorwiegend als Keramiker gearbeitet, wendet er sich als freier Künstler verstärkt der Malerei zu. Nach seinen frühen "Metropolitan"-Bildern entwickelt Pfahler um 1956 Bildstrukturen, in denen er mit farbräumlichen Wirkungen experimentiert, die an pointillistische Malweise erinnern. Diese Phase wird abgelöst von Arbeiten, die sich von 1956 an am Action Painting und Informel orientieren. Das Wort "formativ", das Pfahler seinen Bildtiteln ab 1958 beifügt, markiert die Loslösung seiner Malerei vom informellen, an Willi Baumeister beeinflussten Stil. Mit der Absicht, neue Seh- und Sichtweisen zu verdeutlichen, entstehen nun Tuschezeichnungen, an die sich Collagen anschließen. In den folgenden Jahren vereinfachen sich die Formen noch stärker, um ausschließlich zu Vehikeln der Farbe und ihrer Bezüge untereinander zu werden. Etwa ab 1962 wandeln sich die Formblöcke zu scharf abgegrenzten Farbflächen. Sie heben Pfahler als einzigen Repräsentant des sogenannten "Hard-Edge" in Deutschland hervor. Mit seinen Anfang der 60er Jahre entstandenen Bildern erlangt er den internationalen Durchbruch in Ausstellungen wie "Signale" 1965 in Basel, "Formen der Farbe" 1967 in Amsterdam, Stuttgart und Bern oder "Painting and Sculpture from Europe" 1968 in New York. Mit dem Interesse an räumlichen Farbqualitäten ist es nur konsequent, dass Pfahler 1965 beginnt, seine Arbeiten in den "Farb-Raum-Objekten" und um 1969 in den "Farbräumen" tatsächlich ins Dreidimensionale zu übersetzen. Seit 1965 gelangen auch seine Architekturprojekte zahlreich zur Verwirklichung. Sie stellen einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Kunst am Bau und im öffentlichen Raum dar. Zusammen mit Thomas Lenk, Heinz Mack und Günter Uecker wird Pfahler 1970 für den deutschen Beitrag auf der Biennale in Venedig ausgewählt, 1981 wird er als Vertreter deutscher Kunst auf der Biennale in Sao Paulo bestimmt. Nach einer Gastprofessur an der Helwan Universität in Kairo 1981 lehrt er von 1984 bis 1992 an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg. Seit 1982 ist Pfahler zudem Dozent an der internationalen Sommerakademie in Salzburg. 1999 wird er mit der ehrenvollen Aufgabe betraut, im Reichstag in Berlin den Sitzungssaal des Ältesten Rates des Deutschen Bundestages zu gestalten. 75-jährig verstirbt der Künstler im Januar 2002 in fränkischen Emetzheim.

      [Bookseller: Michael Draheim]
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      London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson,, 1959. Quarto. Original white boards, titles to front cover and spine in grey. With the original glassine dust jacket Housed in the original card slipcase. Illustrated throughout with photographs by Richard Avedon. An excellent copy in the undamaged jacket, slipcase somewhat stained and rubbed. First UK edition, first printing, of Avedon's first book, with the jacket in remarkably undamaged condition. A striking collection of portraits of artists and performers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Royal Magazine or Gentleman's Monthly Companion Vol. I

      J. Coote 1959 - First Edition. J. Coote, 1759 1st Edition. Volume I. 8vo. Folding Maps. Plates. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good for age. Lacks front and back boards but retains spine. Age toned and corners thumbed. Binding sound. Very Rare Volume. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALCYON BOOKS]
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        The Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner.

      W. H. Allen. 1959. 8vo. Original cloth, dust-jacket designed by Mona Moore; pp. 176; A little chipping to head of spine of wrapper, free endpapers partly lightly browned as usual, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. The author's second book; his first collection of short tales, including the title story, which was the basis for the 1962 film, with screenplay by Sillitoe, directed by Tony Richardson, one of the emerging breed of British filmmakers known as the 'Free Cinema Movement'. Set in the rather grim environment of post-war Britain, 'Loneliness' tells the story of a rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, who rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a cross-country runner. Winner of the 1960 Hawthornden Prize.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centenary 1859-1959.

      London: John Murray. 1959 - [Family history and retrospective]. FIRST EDITION. Quarto (35 x 28cm), pp.[2] 136 [4]. Filled with reproductions of black and white photographs, letters and other clippings. In publisher's red cloth with silver titles to spine and silver family crest to upper board. Textured cream endpapers. With original cream dust-jacket with red titles. Rubbing to jacket edges with some minor closed tears. Very good indeed. On the anniversary of the centenary of his birth, Arthur Conan Doyle's son Adrian here introduces a sort of family scrapbook filled with pictures, letters and anecdotes about the early Doyles, as well as the well-loved novelist and spiritualist missionary himself. Pierre Weil-Nordon notes that at this time only himself and Doyle's biographer, John Dickson Carr, had been granted access to the extensive family archives. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Years with Ross

      Boston: Little Brown. (1959). Thurber's memoir of Harold Ross, founder and editor of The New Yorker, with illustrations by the author. Ross founded the magazine in 1925 and served as editor-in-chief until his death in 1951. Thurber began his career with The New Yorker in 1927; he died just two years after this publication. Inscribed by Thurber on the flyleaf, and with a drawing of a dog on the pastedown, signed underneath it "th." Thurber's sight was failing by this time, and his lettering is large and rough; he seldom illustrated his inscriptions by this time, because of his poor eyesight. A good inscription, from late in the artist and writer's life. Spine gilt faded; near fine in a very good dust jacket with modest edge wear and a couple of small stains. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Fonte Canapina

      Ancona, Bucciarelli, 1959 - Acquaforte originale stampata per il volume ''La Nencia da Barberino'' di Lorenzo de Medici, Bucciarelli, Ancona 1965. La tiratura dell'acquaforte è del 1961. Cm 12,5x18,5 (Foglio 35x51). . . Ottimo (Fine). . 100 + alcune pda. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Happy Birthday To You!

      New York: Random House,, 1959. Quarto. Original pictorial paper covered boards, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by the author. Base of spine bumped, spine ends and tips slightly rubbed, pale minor spot to verso front free endpaper, otherwise a very good, bright copy in the lightly toned jacket, spine ends slightly nicked with a bit of loss, a few short closed tears. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Senza titolo

      , , 1959 - Litografia originale a colori. cm 44,5x60. pp. . Ottimo (Fine). . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Danse mon sang.

      georges Fall 1959 - BERTINI.- BOSQUET (Alain). Danse mon sang. Illustrations de Gianni Bertini. P., Falaize, Georges Fall, 1959, 4°, en feuilles, couverture illustrée rempliée, double emboîtage édit. EDITION ORIGINALE illustrée de 8 LITHOGRAPHIES originales en couleurs de Gianni BERTINI : trois hors texte, une en bandeau courant sur une double page, et 4 lithographie in-texte en brun. L'artiste a également orné la couverture de 2 lithographies en noir et rouge. Tirage à 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives dont 25 hors-commerce. Un des 75 avec les lithographies, signé par Bertini. Dans cet exemplaire Bertini a exceptionnellement signé les lithos. 450 ¿ [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dutel]
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        Pique (Rouge et Jaune).

      Paris: Louise Leiris,, 1959. Linocut from one block printed in red and yellow on thick wove paper. Image size: 52.6 x 63.6. Sheet size 62.1 x 75 cm. Very light toning to margins from previous mounting otherwise a lovely bright copy in excellent condition. A test proof aside from the edition of 50. Signed in pencil lower right by Picasso and inscribed Essai lower left. Printed by Hidalgo Arnéra, Vallauris. A similar copy has been recorded with the same registration dedicated by Picasso to Hidalgo Arnéra. In the numbered edition the yellow is more centred rather than being aligned with the red on the right.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centenary 1859-1959.

      London: John Murray, 1959.. [Family history and retrospective]. FIRST EDITION. Quarto (35 x 28cm), pp.[2] 136 [4]. Filled with reproductions of black and white photographs, letters and other clippings. In publisher's red cloth with silver titles to spine and silver family crest to upper board. Textured cream endpapers. With original cream dust-jacket with red titles. Rubbing to jacket edges with some minor closed tears. Very good indeed. On the anniversary of the centenary of his birth, Arthur Conan Doyle's son Adrian here introduces a sort of family scrapbook filled with pictures, letters and anecdotes about the early Doyles, as well as the well-loved novelist and spiritualist missionary himself. Pierre Weil-Nordon notes that at this time only himself and Doyle's biographer, John Dickson Carr, had been granted access to the extensive family archives.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Steil aufragende Berge, wohl Dolomiten. Rechterhand ein Bauernhaus, linkerhand ein Kruzifix mit Dach, mittig ein Weg. Das Gemälde links unten mit *Schleppegrell ( 19)59 * signiert und datiert.

      1959 - Öl auf Platte, Bildmaß: 44,5 x 56 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Das Gemälde etwas berieben, rechte obere Ecke beschädigt. >>> Literatur u.a. : Der Neue Rump, Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 397 <<< ( Lagerort KG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage &#150; further pics at request )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The Bug Book [2 books: 1 hardcover, 1 wraps]

      Looking Glass Library [and] Epstein & Carroll, New York 1959 - 2 books: The side-stapled paperback was published in 1959 by Looking Glass Library as a Christmas greeting ("First edition of 600 copies" - verso). The wraps show just a bit of toning around the edges. The text and all of Gorey's illustrations are clear and bright. The stapled binding is tight. No writing, bookplate, or markings in the book. The hardcover was published a year later by Epstein & Carroll. The boards show light toning on the edges. The text and all of Gorey's illustrations are clear and bright. No writing, bookplate, or markings in the book. The dust jacket shows light rubbing on the folds and light toning on the edges. The top of the front panel has a small (1/4-inch) closed tear, as does the bottom of the back panel. The dj is not price-clipped (shows $2.00 price) but has a small "y" in pencil next to the price. Very nice copies that are rarely offered together. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

      [Bookseller: Ex Libris Books]
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        Marketing Photo Album and Ephemera for Crown Estates. Rialto, California: 1959

      Rialto, California: rONALD ePSTEIN, 1959. Near Fine. Quarto. 12" x 9.75". Full leather 14-ring binder, stamped in gilt. 24 mylar sleeved leaves with 34 photographs (14 in color, the rest black and white) and 23 items of ephemera inserted on both sides. An additional 3 color photos, and five duplicates of one of the 8"x10" photos laid in. 16 of the photos (all black and white) measure 8" x 10", the rest around 3.25" x 5". Album near fine with bottom corner of joints just starting to crack; contents generally fine.Crown Estates was meant to be a subdivision in Rialto, California offering homes, "of top quality . . . completely equipped and engineered to make day-by-day living less tedious." Its builder, Ron Epstein, planned the site near the intersection of Meridian Avenue and 6th Street. Although a newspaper puff piece implied the building of 40 homes, we're not sure Epstein was able to accomplish anything more than a couple of models. The album offered here documents his marketing efforts.Epstein took out full-page newspaper ads in August, 1959 and also conducted a promotion where the crowns used by the Miss Universe, Miss U.S.A., and Miss America pageants respectively were displayed in the sales office which also served as the model home. Several examples of the print advertising as well as images of the crowns and models are included. Other photos include interior and exterior shots of model homes. The staged internal shots show couples enjoying dinner and a child sitting in the living room with her father. There are three photos of artist renderings of homes along with floor plans. The marketing made a big deal of "The ManorVac", a built-in vacuum cleaner, and several of the larger photos feature a model amazed at the modern wonder of a cleaning machine attached to her home. Ephemera consists mostly of newspaper advertisements but also includes four copies of a double sided company flier and four copies of a brochure.An interesting look at an imaginitive real estate promotion in California at the end of the 1950s, which seems to rely laregely on the ease of vacuuming!

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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