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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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        PRAHA PANORAMATICKA

      Statni Nakladatestvi, Praha 1959 - Oblong 4to., 284 gravure panoramic plates. Publisher's printed white cloth. A very good and bright copy in the photo-illustrated dust jacket. The dust jacket is worn and torn at the edges and folds, and has several discreet repairs with archival tissue on the blank reverse. Josef Sudek was called "The Poet of Prague"; there was no part of this ancient city, the capital of Bohemia, nor its surroundings, that was not examined and photographed by him. He published several collections of his work over a career that spanned 60 years, and this volume is regarded as his masterpiece. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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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.

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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]

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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]

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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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        Goldfinger

      Jonathan Cape, 1959 First edition. Small octavo (7 3/8 x 5 inches; 188 x 126 mm). 318, [2, blank] pp. Map on p. [246]. Original black paper over boards. Front cover stamped in gilt and blind with a skull with gold coin eyes. Spine lettered in gilt with Jonathan Cape logo in gilt at foot. Binding slightly skewed. In the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping. Jacket with some minor chipping and shelf wear along top edge. Back panel a bit soiled. Top of jacket spine with small chip. Overall a very good copy. Former owner?s name and April 1953 date on front free endpaper. "With the lazy precision of Fate, this, Ian Fleming's longest narrative of secret service adventure, brings James Bond to grips with the most powerful criminal the world has ever known- Goldfinger, the man who had planned the 'Crime de la Crime'." (From the front flap) Biondi and Pickard, p. 45. Campbell 7007A1. HBS 65997. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        GOLDFINGER

      Jonathan Cape, London 1959 - NEAR FINE condition in VERY GOOD dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1959. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Bound in black cloth with gold gilt lettering and logo on spine. This handsome, firm copy has the famous embossed skull with gold coin eyes taking center stage on the front cover. There is light toning to page edges, a soft push to each point and a small sticker ghost to rear endpaper. The first state dust jacket colors are clear and bright, including the gleaming gold coins in the eyes. The original price of 15s. net is intact. The overall age toning is more pronounced on the spine. There are two small pin-holes at front upper spine fold, five faint white spots of scuffing on front cover and very small chipping along the edges, see images. James Bond [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SCENE OF THE CRIME ®]
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        KWY 5: Dezembro 1959

      A single 25 pp. issue of the limited-circulation art and literary journal (the 5th of a total of 12 issues), published by a core group of mostly Portuguese artists, containing poetry by Luiz de Macedo and Pedro Tamen, a photograph by Denise Colomb, and original serigraphs by Manolo Millares, João Vieira, Lourdes Castro, Jan Voss, and Jorje Martins, together with two typed supplemental inserts containing poetry and prose by José Manuel Simões, Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos, António Ramos Rosa, Manuel de Castro, and Vicente Aguilera-Cerni, 14 serigraphs in total. Large 8vo. Orig. wrrps. with original serigraph to front cover. Paris (Lourdes Castro/René Bèrtholo) 1959.

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        John F. Kennedy Signed Photograph.

      1959. Boldly signed black and white photograph of John F. Kennedy seated at a desk with four other men, taken while as a Senator of Massachusetts. Matted and framed with a letter (Dated May 7, 1959) to Kennedy and an American Legion prayer card. Entire piece measures 20 inches by 24 inches. Photograph measures 8 inches by 9.5 inches. John F. Kennedy served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment of the Peace Corps, developments in the Space Race, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Trade Expansion Act to lower tariffs, the Civil Rights Movement, the "New Frontier" domestic program, and abolition of the federal death penalty in the District of Columbia all took place during his presidency.

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        Advise and Consent (First Edition, advance copy)

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. An advance copy, issued in small numbers to book retailers in 1959, and distinguished by the Doubleday publisher's slip pasted on to the front pastedown. Drury's first novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the 1962 Otto Preminger film starring a cast of heavies including Franchot Tone, Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon, Charles Laughton, Gene Tierney and Peter Lawford. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Heel lightly bumped, else a Fine and unread copy. Mild toning to the jacket spine and flap folds, with a hint of rubbing at spine ends and folds. An attractive copy, housed in a custom slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Psycho

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1959 - Half-cloth boards with white spine and black covers are unworn. Spine and hinges secure and straight. Pages unmarked, showing endemic browning at the edges. There is bookplate signed by Bloch, and a photograph of Alfred Hitchcock laid onto the 2nd ffep. The unclipped dust jacket (now in mylar) is bright and whole showing light edgewear, wrinkling, and staining. Basis for Alfred Hitchcock's definitive 1960 horror film, that also is regarded as jet-black comedy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Morley's Books]
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        Goodbye, Columbus

      London Andre Deutsch 1959 First Printing. Small 8vo; 157pp. Publisher's French blue cloth, spine lettered in gold; pictorial dust jacket priced at 10s/6d. About Fine, cloth bright and clean, gilt lettering brilliant, but with light foxing to preliminaries and top edge; in a Fine jacket with very minor professional restoration (involving none of the design or lettering) to reinforce several closed tears and to fill two trivial losses. Near Fine

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd.]
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        Separate Peace, A

      London Secker & Warburg 1959 The true First Edition of the author's first book, in what is, incontestably, the most graphically interesting of the three dust jacket designs (English and American) in which the first edition has appeared. Small 8vo; 237pp. Fine (and unread) publisher's emerald green cloth, the spine titled in silver; in a just about Fine (very lightly rubbed to the tip and toe of the spine, but retaining its price of 15s) example of the pictorial dust jacket designed by Robin Ray. A scarce collector's copy. Fine

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        Unknown Shore, The

      London Rupert Hart-Davis 1959 First Impression; 8vo, 256pp. Fine publisher's red cloth, the spine lettered in black; in a just about Fine (spine tips rubbed with no loss) first-state dust jacket (priced at 15s) without a trace of fading to the spine panel and very uncommon thus. One of the two historical novels O'Brian wrote for juveniles and a forerunner the Jack Aubrey series. Fine

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        [Autobiographical Trilogy, comprising] Cider with Rosie; [with] As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning [Signed], [and] A Moment of War

      London Hogarth Press / André Deutsch / Viking [through 1991] 1959 Three volumes complete, two first impressions and one signed second. 8vo: 280; 252; 178pp. Cider with Rosie (Hogarth Press, 1959): First Issue (suppressed) of the first, and most famous, book in the trilogy, with mention of the piano-works fires on p. 272. Publisher's forest-green cloth, spine stamped in gilt, with drawings by John Ward; illustrated dust jacket priced 18s. Very lightly age-toned, else Fine. As I Walked Out (André Deutsch, 1969): Second Impression, signed by Lee on title page. Publisher's tangerine cloth, spine stamped in gilt, with drawings by Leonard Rosoman; price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Square, tight and apparently unread, an exemplary example. Moment of War (Viking, 1991): Publisher's black cloth, spine stamped in silver, with unattributed drawings; price-clipped illustrated dust jacket repriced $24.99 top of front flap for the Canadian market. Very lightly faded spine panel on jacket, else Fine, virtually As New. Fine

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        The Same Door: Short Stories [Review Copy]

      New York Alfred A. Knopf 1959 First Edition (so stated) of the author's first collection of stories—sixteen in number—published one year after his first novel, The Poorhouse Fair. 8vo: [10],242,[4]. Publisher's turquoise quarter-bound cloth, chestnut-brown paper-covered boards, spine and upper cover stamped in silver, top edge stained lime-green; first issue dust jacket, priced $3.75, with reviews for The Poorhouse Fair on back panel. Laid in is Knopf's date-of-publication notice. An exemplary example, virtually pristine, square, tight and unread, silver lettering and top stain undiminished, pages fresh and bright. As New

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        NAKED LUNCH ** Signed First Edition **

      Grove, NY 1959 - ***** This is the true first American edition, first printing (with "First Printing" stated on the copyright page, and with no later printings listed). ***** This book is SIGNED by the author (William S. Burroughs) on the title page. The author has not inscribed this book to anyone; it is just signed by the author. ***** Very nice hardcover with dust jacket. There is NO writing, NO bookplates, and NO remainder marks. It is NOT a book club edition and NOT a former library book. The dust jacket is NOT price-clipped ($6.00). PLEASE NOTE: The dust jacket is the true first issue (with NO zip code and NO Roman numeral on the back panel). ***** CONDITION: Both the book and the dust jacket are in NEAR FINE condition. ***** We include new mylar (clear) dust jacket protectors with all books at no charge. ***** OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU: All books are guaranteed to be as described. We believe that no sale is complete until you are happy. Any book is returnable for a full refund (including postage) if you're not 100% satisfied. All books are packaged very carefully and shipped via USPS Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Thank you! Richard Vick, Modern First Editions (Buying and Selling Modern First Editions since 1982). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Antarktisforschung

      Verlag ohne Angabe, 1959. ca. 30 x 28 cm, Ordner Antarktis; Sammlung von ca. 170 teils signierten Belegen sowjetischer Stationen und Rundfahrten ab 1959, ausstellungsmäßig angelegt in zwei Ordnern (mit genauer Beschreibung), aufgelockert mit vielen postfrischen und gestempelten Marken, Blöcken und Kleinbögen; u. a. Mirny, Bellingshausen, Progress, Russkaja, Molodjoschnaja, Oasis, Druschnaja, Lasarewskaja; Entdeckungsgeschichte der Erde / Expedition / Foschungsreise / Antarktis / Südpol / Philatelie; gut erhalten Versand D: 5,20 EUR Antarktisforschung, Philatelie, Erdentdeckung, Südpol

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        Milano, Italia

      Lerici, Roma 1959 - In-4° (292x250mm), pp. 159, (5), cartonatura editoriale con sovraccoperta figurata. Interamente illustrato con 135 fotografie in b.n. di Mario Carrieri, selezionate fra le 3500 scattate entro la cinta daziaria di Milano fra il gennaio e l'agosto del 1958, su pellicola rapidissima 35 millimetri. Ottimo stato. Prima e unica edizione. Direzione grafica di Giulio Confalonieri e Ilio Negri, schema di impaginazione di Giuseppe Trevisani. At the time he made Milano Carrieri was associated with the italian neo-realist photographers, such as Cesare Columbo and Mario di Biasi, before he went on to become a distinguished photographer of sculpture. He made books of other cities, but none this extreme. Its concentration on the seamier side of life makes Milano one of the most important works of the neorealist tendency of the 1950s (Parr / Badger). Volevo produrre una città non riprodurla. Niente battute fotografiche. Niente formalismo. Niente inchieste. Solo scelta di un linguaggio e di un racconto che stiano al di là della realtà oggettiva: e vengano proposte da una particolare regia, in immagini meno lente possibili. All'origine una sorta di rabbia nei confronti di ciò che è scontato. Il mito della metropoli. Rabbia di fronte alle parvenze e rabbia anche per ciò che già sapevo sulle tecniche di ripresa (dal risvolto di sovraccoperta). Parr / Badger, The Photobook: A History, I, p. 214. Italiano [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        The Borrowers Afloat

      London: Dent,, 1959. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in red, illustration to front board and spine in red. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Diana Stanley. Toning to ends of spine, light spotting to pages mostly to prelims, in the dust jacket with wear to extremities, light rubbing to ends of spine and corners. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front of the title page, " Wishing Deborah a very happy christmas-from Mary Norton, November 1959.

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        Whitey Bulger, convicted murderer and organized crime boss in Boston, signs a photograph of an inmate with a lengthy story about him - accompanied by a lengthy handwritten note on a cell block photograph with Bulger's description of the 1946 "Battle of Alcatraz"

      n.p., n.d.. 5" x 3.5", 6" x 4". "Photograph Signed ""James Whitey Bulger 1428AZ "" on verso with lengthy Autograph Note on verso. Black and white, 5"" x 3.5"". Photograph of Alcatraz inmate Jack Twining; Bulger has penned Twining's prison number at upper left: ""AZ1362."" Bulger served at Alcatraz from 1959-1962; his Alcatraz prison number was 1428. Fine condition.In part, ""Jack Twining one of my best friends in prison - were in Atlanta - in Alcatraz - Jack killed Mallet a sexual predator - Good Riddance. This is the last photo of Jack alive. Released from prison after about 14 yrs. His life started in orphanage - then on downgrade - Reform School - State Prison - Chain Gang then Atlanta & off to Rock ... Killed some cop in Ore. or Wash. - shot it out with Ca. Highway Patrol - killed 4 of them - trapped put shot gun in mouth & pulled trigger. RIP Jack Peace at Last. Never had a chance or good day..."" With an unsigned photograph with lengthy Autograph Note on verso. Color, 6"" x 4"". Picturing the main cell block at Alcatraz. Fine condition.In full, ""Guard walking down Broadway toward Mess hall - above mess hall going left & right is 'Gun Walk' screw patrole back and forth armed with 45 cal pistol & Springfield 03 Bolt action rifle. In 1946 convict named Coy climbed up on bars naked coated with grease & bar spreader got in to gun walk attacked guard beat him unconscious and took his pistol & rifle to hold off guards - police - Marines - FBI - soldiers. Cont. 2 guards killed many wounded. Night comes & gas, running, shooting at each other."" Known as the Battle of Alcatraz, which lasted from May 2-4, 1946, it was the result of an unsuccessful escape attempt. Two guards and three inmates were killed."

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        A Visit To Morin

      London: Heinemann,, 1959. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, green silk page marker. With the dust jacket. Front board creased, short split to head of front hinge but text block sound; a very good copy in the lightly toned jacket. First edition, only impression, one of 250 copies only. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Elizabeth, with love from Graham. Christmas 1960". The recipient is almost certainly Elizabeth Bowen with whom Greene was close at the time.

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        Memento Mori.

      MacMillan & Co. Ltd. 1959 - Hardcover blue cloth covered boards, gilt titles to spine, spine and boards lightly sunned with some slight edgewear, unclipped dustwrapper chipped at hinges and head and foot of spine, internally repaired and enclosed in a protective archival wrap. First edition, pp 246. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. VERY SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ben Gurion

      London: Jarrolds, 1959 A first edition "gift copy" signed by Ben-Gurion on the half-title page, with a slip of "State of Israel" stationery laid in stating "With the compliments of the Prime Minister." Near fine in a very good plus dust jacket. Extremities lightly bumped. Jacket has a few tiny chips and closed tears at the extremities with light toning to the spine and top edge and mild soil. An attactive copy of this early biography of Israel's first Prime Minister, unusual to find signed. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Cien sonetos de amor [100 Love Sonnets] (First Chilean Edition)

      Chile: Editorial Universitaria, 1959. First Chilean Edition, preceding all others. Folio, stiff wrappers with flaps. One of 250 numbered copies (this being No. 041) SIGNED by the author, with an original lithograph centerfold SIGNED by the artist, Nemesio Antunez. A beautiful copy. 100 love poems by the Nobel Laureate, dedicated to his third wife, Matilde Urrutia. The book is divided into four sections: morning, afternoon, evening, and night. Slight spine lean, and moderate toning, else Near Fine lacking the scarce original glassine. Becco 148. Loyola 421.

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        CONFUCIUS ENTRETIENS de Confucius avec ses disciples - Introduction et vie de Confucius Illustrations de Chou Ling Introduction et vie de Confucius par Dubarbier,

      Lyon, EDITONS DU FLEUVE, 1959 - Leineneinband, umlaufender Goldschnitt, 227 S., 5 nn.Bl., mit 8 ganzseitigen farbigen Illustrationen, 15 farbigen Vignetten und Buchschmuck; In Leinenmappe : 46 lose einliegende Blatt, Doppelsuite (farbig und schwarz-weiß) der ganzseitigen Illustrationen und Vignetten Lose beiliegend eine signierte und nummerierte farbige Originallithografie Ex. 34/180 Klappkasten berieben und bestossen, seitlich fleckig. Leineneinbände lichtrandig. Kopfgoldschnitt des Textbandes berieben. Einzelne Knickchen. Insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2526 Klappkasten mit Seidenpapierbezug, zwei Leinen-Bände zwischen 2 Deckeln aus lackähnlichem Material mit Schließbändern. Buchgröße ca. 24,3 x 16,4 cm Ex. 74 / 100 auf Velin de Arches, mit sign. und num. farbige Original-Lithografie und zwei Extrasuiten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Menace From Earth, the publisher's file copy of the first edition, signed by the publisher

      Gnome Press, Hicksville, New York 1959 - This is the publisher’s file copy of the first edition, first printing, a collector-worthy first edition with compelling provenance. The front pastedown is signed by the publisher in three lines: "Gnome Press | File Copy | Martin Greenberg". Martin L. Greenberg (b.1918) served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War and in 1948, along with David A. Kyle, started the Gnome Press. That same year they published Gnome’s first book, The Carnelian Cube, by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Platt. Eighty-six titles were published by the Gnome Press. Financial pressure and the challenge of competing with larger science fiction publishers led Gnome Press to close in 1962. Nonetheless, "In its first five years, Gnome would publish Robert Heinlein’s Sixth Column, The Sands of Mars and Against the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot and the three volumes of the Foundation trilogy, Clifford M. Simak’s award-winner City and his Cosmic Engineers, reprints of Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories, and works by L. Ron Hubbard, Jack Williamson, C. L. Moore, A. E. van Vogt, Leigh Brackett, Henry Kuttner, Hal Clement and half a dozen others. That’s Golden Age science fiction in a nutshell." (Steve Carper). Gnome Press published Heinlein’s The Menace from Earth in 1959. This is a collection of eight short stories originally written between 1941 and 1957, including one bearing the volume title. As such, the collection is an iconic distillate of Heinlein’s early career and work, which evolved substantively after the 1959 publication of Starship Troopers and the 1961 publication of Stranger in a Strange Land. This publisher’s file copy of the first edition, first printing is near fine in a very good plus dust jacket. The binding remains square, clean, bright, and tight with sharp corners. The contents are clean with a crisp feel and no spotting or previous ownership marks apart from the publisher's inked signature and file copy designation. Even the untrimmed fore edge and top edge are clean. The only flaw that prevents our grading this copy as truly fine is age-toning. The illustrated dust jacket is unfaded, retaining bright red spine print on both the spine and front cover. We note only fractional chipping at the spine head with scattered spotting, most evident to the jacket spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA]
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        Große Dampfkraftwerke. Planung, Ausführung und Bau. Band 1-3 (in 4). Band 1: Kraftwerksatlas mit Kennwerten von 200 Kraftwerken, 98 Kraftwerksbeschreibungen und 6 Ausführungsbeispielen. Band 2: Die Lehre vom Kraftwerksbau. Band 3: Die Kraftwerksausrüstung. Teil A + B. [4 Bd.]. Band 3 Teil A: Brennstoff, Wasser, Dampferzeugung, Rohrleitungen, Elektrotechnik. Teil B: Dampf- u. Gasturbinen, Generatoren. Leittechnik (Automatisierung, Steuerung, Regelung, Überwachung). Nebenanlagen, Hilfseinrichtungen, Unterhaltunge. Mit einem Anhang: Beispiele neuzeitlicher Kraftwerke.

      Berlin, Springer Vlg., 1959-1968. 1073, 740, 744, 773 S., Mit Abb., Illustrationen u. Faltkarten. Mit Kartenbeilage.Bibl.-Ex. Guter Zustand. Einige wenige S. knickspurig. Versand D: 3,99 EUR Techhnik, Physik, Kraftwerke Kraftwerksbau, Dampfkraftwerkplanung, Dampfturbinen, Kraftwerkstechnik

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        Mexico City Blues

      Grove Press, 1959 A near fine first edition in a very good first issue dust jacket. A very uncommon book. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Genuine 1959 Travel book Journal by Ernesto Che Guevara handwritten and signed Not published Europe and Africa Cuba travels

      1959 - Original 1959 Journal by Ernesto Che Guevara handwritten and signed Not published. Unique opportunity in the life, travel diary, life and work of Ernesto Che Guevara on their trips to Europe and Africa, the diary mentioned in detail thoughts, dates and times of his travels and his work schedule as well as details or anecdotes in their interviews with celebrities of the time.Ernesto Che Guevara visited Madrid and to walk for his streets in the period of General Franco in their scales to Africa and Europe. It certainly is a living testimony of his life, personal discipline and work. SIZE IS 18 X 11 CM ( 7 x 4 inches). 24 pages total and Signed by Che Guevara two times. Oportunidad unica en la vida, diario de viaje, vida y trabajo de Ernesto Che Guevara en sus viajes a Europa y Africa, el diario menciona detalladamente pensamientos, fechas y horas de sus viajes y su agenda de trabajo, asi como detalles o anecdotas en sus entrevistas con famosos de la epoca. Ernesto Che Guevara visito Madrid y paseo por sus calles en pleno periodo del general Franco en sus escalas a Africa y Europa. Sin duda es un testimonio vivo de su pensar, disciplina personal y trabajo.El diario no esta publicado y consta de 24 paginas y esta firmado dos veces. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Miramar Rare Books Company]
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        GOLDFINGER

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. NEAR FINE condition in VERY GOOD dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1959. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Bound in black cloth with gold gilt lettering and logo on spine. This handsome, firm copy has the famous skull with gold coin eyes taking center stage on the front cover. There is light toning to page edges, a soft push to each point and a small sticker ghost to rear endpaper. The first state dust jacket colors are clear and bright, including the gleaming gold coins in the eyes. The original price of 15s. net is intact. The overall age toning is more pronounced on the spine. There are two small pin-holes at front upper spine fold, five faint white spots of scuffing on front cover and very small chipping along the edges, see images. James Bond. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Milano, Italia

      C. M. Lerici, 1959. Hardcover. Good. 1959. Unpaginated. No dust jacket. Pictorial B&W hardcover. Good copy with firm binding and clean pages throughout. Light tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Contains B&W pictures. Mild finger marking to endpapers. Mild scratching to boards. Light edge wear to the boards, corners and spine. Bumps to corners.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        The Menace From Earth, the publisher's file copy of the first edition, signed by the publisher

      

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        PRAHA PANORAMATICKA

      Praha: Statni Nakladatestvi, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Sudek, Josef. Oblong 4to., 284 gravure panoramic plates. Publisher's printed white cloth. A very good and bright copy in the photo-illustrated dust jacket. The dust jacket is worn and torn at the edges and folds, and has several discreet repairs with archival tissue on the blank reverse. Josef Sudek was called "The Poet of Prague"; there was no part of this ancient city, the capital of Bohemia, nor its surroundings, that was not examined and photographed by him. He published several collections of his work over a career that spanned 60 years, and this volume is regarded as his masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Goldfinger

      Jonathan Cape, 1959 A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket. Original price of 15s present on the front flap. First published 1959 stated on the copyright page and no mention of later printings. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Goodbye, Columbus

      Houghton Mifflin, 1959 A fine first edition signed by the author, Philip Roth, on a tipped-in page. First printing stated on the copyright page and original price of $3.75 on the front flap of the jacket. This copy has about a half-inch of space below the publisher's name on the spine of the jacket. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Le Surréalisme, même 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Complete collection)

      Paris: Librairie Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1959. Limited First Edition. Softcover. g- to vg. Square octavo. 156, 167, [1], 95, [1], 54, [10], 64pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Issues 2-5 with original glassine. Published from October 1956 to spring 1959, "Le Surréalisme, même" was a major surrealist magazine of the postwar period. In it, André Breton sought to give new impulsion to Surrealism and brought together different generations of surrealists or worked with artists close to the movement (Pierre Molinier, known for his photo-montage, made the cover of the second issue). The magazine's prestigious contributors included: Joyce Mansour, Man Ray, Leonora Carrington, Marcel Duchamp, Hans Bellmer, Pierre Molinier, Jean Schuster, and many more. Issue #1 with pages 73-120 in form of loose inserted booklet titled "Les Détraqués" by P.-L. Palau, a play that fascinated Breton and to which he devoted several pages in "Nadja". Issue #2 with pages 115-142 in form of loose inserted booklet titled "Le Royaume de la Terre" by Abel Gance and Nelly Kaplan. "Le Surréalisme, même" was cancelled after 5 issues. The first four issues are unnumbered. The first four issues are unnumbered. Issue 5 is No.671 of a total of 1975 copies. Some rubbing and moderate creasing on wrappers of first volume. Text in French. Wrappers of first volume in fair to good-, other wrappers in good+ to very good, interior in very good condition.

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