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        CLAES OLDENBURG: MORE RAY GUN POEMS - INITIALED BY THE ARTIST

      (OLDENBURG, CLAES). Oldenburg, Claes. CLAES OLDENBURG: MORE RAY GUN POEMS - INITIALED BY THE ARTIST. Initialed by the Artist. NP (New York). ND (1959).: Self-Published, First Edition. 8vo. Stapled Illustrated Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine. np (8pp), profusely illustrated in b&w. This is Claes Oldenburg's self-published eight page artist's book cum program of whimsical "Ray Gun Poems" drawings reproduced on blue and yellow paper issued in conjunction with the landmark January 1960 exhibition of the artist's "The Street" environment at New York's Judson Church. A spectacularly bright, well-preserved example (entry 6.3 in Richard Axsom and David Platzker's "Printed Stuff: Prints, Posters, and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg - A Catalogue Raisonné 1958-1996") of this exceedingly uncommon item additionally INITIALED "CO" as is ofttimes Oldenburg's practice in pencil at the lower foredge corner of the gatefold. This is NOT to be confused with the 1973 Moore College of Art exhibition catalogue with the same title. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 024550

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Universal Dictionary of Violin and Bow Makers. Volumen 1- 5 cpl.

      Amati, Brighton 1959 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1959 - 1960, ohne die beiden wesentlich später erschienenen Supplementbände ) Mit zusammen 1280 Seiten sowie einem Porträt William Henleys. Jeweils in Original-Kunstleder gebunden mit OU, Groß8°. Die Schutzumschläge beschädigt und angerändert, fleckig, mit handschriftlicher Buchstabenbezeichnung auf dem schmalen Rücken. Die Einbände etwas angestoßen, Einbandecken angeknickt. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten mit kleinen Anstrichen. Insgesamt recht gut erhalten. - selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 2500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Castro at a most pivotal time in Cuban history, January 1959, writes "To the Commander of the Rebel Army" to evacuate Cuban naval bases, and to turn them " over to the officers that the Revolutionary General Staff of the Navy may designate."

      [Havana], [c. January 1959]. 8.25" x 7.25". "Autograph Document Signed twice, ""Fidel Castro,"" and again in the heading, ""Comandante en Jefe Dr. Fidel Castro,"" 1 page, 8.25"" x 7.25"", [Havana], [n.d., but c. January 1959], accomplished on blue Batista-era Navy Department stationery. Two file holes at top, light creases and light scattered foxing, else fine condition. Castro, in the capacity of Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Armed forces, orders the rebel army to evacuate Cuban naval installations. The order reads in full (translated): ""To the Commanders of the Rebel Army. It is hereby ordered that the naval installations be evacuated and turned over to the officers that the Revolutionary General Staff of the Navy may designate.""Provisional President Dr. Manuel Urrutia named Castro Commander in Chief of the Cuban Armed forces on January 3, 1959, just as the revolutionary leader was en route to Havana from Santiago following the fall of the Batista regime. Judging from the ad hoc nature of the document, accomplished on Batista-regime stationery without even a date, it is quite probable that this document dates from a very early period of the Castro regime. Initially, Castro allowed the established Cuban Navy to continue in existence, believing that the anti-Batista revolt at Cienfuegos Naval Base in September 1957 as an indication of the navy's potential loyalty to him. Soon afterwards, it became abundantly apparent to Castro that the naval officer corps was only anti-Batista and decidedly not pro-Castro. In response, the Cuban leader began purging the Cuban Navy, stripping it of nearly all of its qualified personnel by the end of 1960. With a small nucleus of loyalists, Castro embarked on reconstructing the naval forces, receiving a good deal of equipment from the USSR. On August 3, 1963, Castro would formerly establish the Cuban Revolutionary Navy (Marina de Guerra Revolucionaria, or MGR), permanently replacing the old Cuban naval establishment."

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        Selected Novels from the Sexton Blake Library

      - London- The Sexton Blake Library 1959 - A 94 volume collection of various Sexton Blake novels. An unbroken run between volumes 432-526. First editions published between 1959-1963. Sexton Blake is a fictional detective who appeared in many British comic strips and novels throughout the 20th century. He was described by Professor Jeffrey Richards on the BBC in The Radio Detectives in 2003 as the poor man's Sherlock Holmes. Sexton Blake adventures appeared in a wide variety of British and international publications (in many languages) from 1893 to 1978, running to over 4,000 stories by some 200 different authors. Originally, Blake was created in the vein of earlier 19th century detectives but in the late 1890s, Blake's authors consciously modelled him on Sherlock Holmes. It was not until 1919 that Blake took on a more distinctive personality. The golden age of the story papers coincided with Blake's golden age, as he became far more action-orientated than Holmes and duelled with a variety of memorable enemies. In November 1955, William Howard Baker took over as editor of the Sexton Blake Library and, in 1956, introduced a successful update of the Blake formula. The Sexton Blake Library found new popularity with faster-moving, more contemporary stories (often influenced by American pulp fiction). Blake, who had moved a number of times over the years, moved to a suite of plush offices in Berkeley Square (while retaining lodgings at Baker Street) and acquired a secretary, Paula Dane, who became a not-quite-love interest for Blake. Tinker was given a real name, Edward Carter, and Blake's office receptionist Marion Lang was introduced as his female counterpart. Condition: In original paper wraps in custom made cloth binders. 9 volumes loose between 504-512. Externally custom binders are generally smart with some bumping, rubbing and marks. Approximately eight volumes per case. Binder for volumes 496-503 withheavy water damage and loss to rear and affecting volumes 503 and 502 with loss. Tidemarks throughout volumes 496-503. Volumes generally very smart with some rubbing, marks and edgewear, heavier to volumes 504-512. Covers still bright. Internally, all volumes generally firmly bound. Some age toning due to paperused but otherwise pages generally clean. Some rust marksfrom binders, particularlyvolumes 496-503. Overall: VERY GOOD with volumes 496-503 GOOD ONLY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gelassenheit EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Pfullingen: Verlag Günther Neske, 1959. Fine. Verlag Günther Neske, Pfullingen 1959, 12,5x20,5cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition for of wich no leading copies exists. Autograph signed by the author to his French translator Roger Munier. Our copy is presented in a shirt and a red pouch full cardboard back of the shirt black and red felt shagreen inside. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [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.

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        The Star Conquerors

      Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author. In Very Good condition, in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Small ding to spine cloth. Area of discoloration to front cloth roughly 2 x 4 inches, light darkening to spine. Dust jacket shows light rubbing, light edge wear with chipping to corners and spine ends. Presents very well; Signed by the author.

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        The Naked Lunch

      Olympia Press 1959 - A fine first edition in wrappers. Slight colored scrape on foreedge. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Goodbye Columbus

      Very Good Houghton Mifflin Company. J Book Condition: Hardcover Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Goodbye Columbus FIRST EDITION Philip Roth 1ST PRINTING 1959 Signed Bookplate

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        Prisoners of the Tower (2 Vols.)

      1959. Half-Leather. Collectible; Very Good. 1959 photo-offset of the long-hand account of the former chief warder of the Tower of London, of all those imprisoned in the Tower, from Flamburd Runnald (Bishop of Durham) in 1101 to Rudolf Hess in 1941. ONLY 3 SETS OF THIS VALUABLE RECORD WERE MADE-- and all 3 were presented to American institutions. After the chief Warder's death, his widow presented the 2 manuscript books to the British military, which then authorized a few sets to be copied in photo-offset. 2 folio volumes, 247 handwritten pages. Clean and solid and VG+. Bound in 1/2 red morocco over red boards. Bright gilt-lettering and rule to the front panels. A wonderful piece of London history (and British criminology) and a rare glimpse into British attitudes toward punishment and imprisonent over the last milenium.

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        Maigret et les témoins récalcitrants EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Presses de la cité, 1959. Fine. Presses de la cité, Paris 1959, 11,5x16,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on paper luxury only large papiers.Agréable and rare copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [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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        [Op. 36]. IIme. Grande Simphonie en Rè majeur (D dur)... Oeuvre XXXVI Partition. Prix 14 Frs. [Full score]

      Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock. [PN 1959.]. [1822]. Octavo. Newly bound in marbled boards with printed title label to spine. 1f. (title), 162 pp. Engraved. Lightly browned; moderately foxed; minor dampstaining to title, with Amsterdam vendor's oval handstamp to lower margin. . First German edition, including the metronome markings not found in the earliest printed copies. New Kinsky 211. Hoboken 2, 195. Del Mar source E. One of the last works of Beethoven's so-called "early period," the Second Symphony was premiered at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna on April 5, 1803, conducted by the composer. It was largely composed during Beethoven's stay at Heiligenstadt in 1802, when he began to realize that his deafness might be incurable.

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        The Genetic Control and Cytoplasmic Expression of ?Inducibility? in the Synthesis of β-galactosidase by E. col

      J. Mol. Biol. 1 (1959) 165-78. PAMPHLET. First separate editions. Original wrappers. Offprint. Very good. Staples little rusted. Garrison and Morton 6894 The PaJaMo experiment of PArdee, JAcob, and MOnod broke the impasse in Crick and Brenner's comprehension of how information in the sequence of bases in DNA came to be expressed as a sequence of the amino acids in protein, and thus led to the theory of the messenger and the solution of the coding problem (Judson 390). This was recorded definitively in The Genetic Control and Cytoplasmic Expression of Inducibility in the Synthesis of ?-galactosidase by E. coli, J. Mol. Biol. 1 (1959) 165-78. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        ART IN POSTERS: THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL POSTERS OF BRAQUE - CHAGALL - DUFY - LEGER - MATISSE - MIRO - PICASSO

      Mourlot, Fernand. ART IN POSTERS: THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL POSTERS OF BRAQUE - CHAGALL - DUFY - LEGER - MATISSE - MIRO - PICASSO. Monte Carlo, MONACO & New York: Andre Sauret Editeur & George Braziller, Publisher, 1959. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Art Monograph. Near Fine/Near Fine. 250pp, 102 color illustrations. Text in English. Issued in 1959, this is the beautifully produced survey of one hundred and two lithographically printed post-war exhibition posters produced (primarily by the renowned Parisian fine art publishers Mourlot Freres) for Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso. Each image is sumptuously reproduced photolithographically here in miniature by Mourlot, creating essentially one hundred and two original graphics. A strikingly handsome example in dust jacket of this notoriously fragile, poorly bound volume whose textblock is tight and bright with no loose pages. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. LC 59-13125 Inventory Number: 024505

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        Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806

      New York.: Antiquarian Press Ltd.. 1959.. SET OF EIGHT VOLUMES (complete), including the atlas volume (boxed set of 63 map sheets, numbered 1 to 54 (several numbers are further distinguished into A, B etc). Fine condition, original glassine wrappers on all but volume 6 and the atlas volume. This is number 154 of the limited edition of 750 sets, "printed from the original manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society and by Direction of its committee on Historical Documents. Together with Manuscript material of Lewis and Clark from other sources, including Note-Books, Letters, Maps, etc., and the Journals of Charles Floyd and Joseph Whitehouse. Now for the first time published in full and exactly as written." .

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        Gruzinskoe chekannoe iskusstvo; issledovanie po istorii gruzinskogo srenevekovogo iskusstva.

      Sabchoto Sakartvelo, Tbilisi 1959 - Cloth, 34 cm, 2 vols. Vol. I, Tekst, , xxxi + 690 pages. ; vol. II, Illiustratsii, 602 monochrome photo illustrations. Good set, ex library, but only stamps on front endpapers, some pencil notations to tp, no labels on spines. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poor No More

      New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 706 p. Signed by author on title page in black ink "Bob Ruark" with a flourish. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Jacket spine panel well-sunned, worn at head and tail, rubbed, price intact ($5.95). A very uncommon signature from the late adventurer/ journalist/ novelist.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Cider with Rosie. With Drawings by John Ward. [Fourth Impression]. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

      Hogarth Press 1959 8vo. Fourth impression with frontispiece and numerous illustrations (many full - page) in the text; original green cloth gilt back top lightly dust - soiled a very good bright clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper the latter rubbed at extremities and with minor A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION [FROM SLAD GLOUCESTERSHIRE] ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. The recipient's signature is also on front free endpaper.

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        The Naked Lunch

      Octavo. 225p. Number 76 in the Traveller's Companion Series, published by Maurice Girodias in Paris in 1959. First edition, first state."First published in Paris, July 1959, as The Naked Lunch in the Olympia Press Traveller's Companion Series?"other titles in the series include Samuel Beckett's Molloy (1955), Henry Miller's Quiet Days in Clichy (1956), and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita (1955), as well as other lesser known works like School for Sin (1955), Tender was my Flesh (1955), and The Whip Angels. Olympia publisher Maurice Girodias had initially turned down Naked Lunch, but changed his mind when parts of the book began appearing in literary journals such as the Chicago Review, Big Table, and Y?gen. The dustjacket of Naked Lunch, shown here, was designed by Burroughs himself." from Columbia University Libraries.

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        Art In Posters: The Complete Original Posters of Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Leger, Matisse, Miro & Picasso

      Monte Carlo & New York: Andre Sauret and George Braziller, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Very good or better in a very good or better unclipped dust jacket. Some very light spotting, foxing to the boards; front hinge sprung. Jacket is particularly bright, with only a small spot of soiling to the spine at heel, else fine. Original mylar jacket protector present and in remarkably good shape, only a small chip and one minor tear. No markings or inscriptions, all plates present, binding uncommonly tight. All in all a very strong copy of this notoriously fragile publication.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Chronique EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Marseille: Les cahiers du sud, 1959. Fine. Les cahiers du sud, Marseille 1959, 14,5x23,5cm, broché. - Edition originale hors commerce imprimée à 100 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seul tirage avec quelques exemplaires d'auteur, le nôtre imprimé spécialement pour Thomas Stearns Eliot. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son ami et traducteur pour les Etats-Unis Allen (Tate) : " Pour vous, mon cher Allen, en bien vive et profonde admiration". spine et plats légèrement et marginalement passés, deux petites déchirures sans gravité en tête et en pied du spine.   --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale hors commerce imprimée à 100 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seul tirage avec quelques exemplaires d'auteur, le nôtre imprimé spécialement pour Thomas Stearns Eliot. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Saint-John Perse à son ami et traducteur pour les Etats-Unis Allen (Tate) : " Pour vous, mon cher Allen, en bien vive et profonde admiration". Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement passés, deux petites déchirures sans gravité en tête et en pied du dos.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        KING'S RANSOM

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1959 - Octavo, cloth backed boards. An 87th Precinct novel. Filmed in Japan 1963 by Akira Kurosawa as High and Low (Tengoku to Jigoku). Age darkening to text block, name in ink to front paste down (hidden by flap) a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with light edge rubbing and mild shelf wear to spine ends. (14940) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Zazie dans le métro EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Gallimard, 1959. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1959, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 158 numbered copies on pure wire, deluxe edition after 40 Holland. Nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 158 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 40 Hollande. Bel exemplaire.

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        The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace and Other Poems

      New York: Alfred A Knopf,, 1959. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine gilt and front board in blind. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly toned and gently rolled, occasional light foxing to contents; an excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine and slightly rubbed extremities. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, amusingly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the poet and literary critic Stephen Yenser and his wife: "Stephen and Lorna Yenser, You made Wisconsin perceptibly intenser than some states I've been once in. James Merrill (and goodbye; not for too long, I hope). Madison, 23.v.67." Merrill dedicated to Yenser his final, posthumous collection, A Scattering of Salts (1995).

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        Art in Posters: The Complete Original Posters of Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Leger, Matisse, Miro, Picasso

      NY: Braziller, 1959. Hardcover. Very Good. 15pp+ 102 lithographed plates [all present]+ 8 page descriptive catalog. Some light offsetting to endpapers, else a very good copy with no loose pages and sound hinges. Jacket is lightly edgeworn with a couple of tiny nicks, mylar overlay has a couple of small closed tears and some foxing. Nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        Alfred Sisley - Catalogue raisonne de l' oeuvre peint. Preface de Charles Durand-Ruel.

      Editions Durand-Ruel, Lausanne 1959.. Folio ( 32,5 x 25,8 cm). Pleine-toile bleue avec titres en or. 360(4) pp. avec quelques portraits de Sisley dans son curriculum vitae et 884 illustrations en b/n. et quatre pl. hors-texte en couleurs dans le catalogue. La reliure avec des frottements et un peu tachetee, la page de titre defectueuse au bord au-dessous avec une manque de 4,6 x 3,3 cm, dans le catalogue 8 ff. avec des pliures. Edition limitee de1200 expl., notre vol avec le no. 519. Preface/Vie de Sisley/Catalogue chronologique/Bibliographie/Index des illustrations/Index des noms. En bon etat. --- Blauer Originalleinenband mit goldgeprägten Einbandtiteln. Der Buchblock mit ein wenig Spiel, das Leinen, vor allem an den Einbandecken, sichtbar berieben, der vordere Buchdeckel mit vier kleinen (ca. 1 x 0,5 cm) Fleckchen. Im Innendeckel mit einer aufgerauten Stelle von ca. 4,5 x 2 cm. Aus dem Titelblatt wurde am unteren Rand eine 4,6 x 3,3 cm große Stelle herausgeschnitten. 360 (4) Seiten mit insgesamt 884 einfarbigen Abbildungen in chronologischer Reihenfolge im Katalogteil, vier farbige ganzseitige Tafelabbildungen sowie weitere Porträts Sisleys im vorangestellten Lebenslauf des Künstlers. Im Katalogteil haben ca. 8 Blatt (Nr 679 - 732) sehr leichte Knickspuren. Der auf Kunstdruckpapier gedruckte Innenteil ist ansonsten sauber, in gutem Zustand und auf Vollständigkeit überprüft. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar.. Limitierte Auflage von 1200 Exemplaren. Der vorliegende Band trägt die Nummer 519. // Gliederung: Vorwort / Das Leben von Alfred Sisley (mit Portraits und farbigen Tafelabbildungen) / Katalogteil / Bibliographie / Bildverzeichnis / Namensregister. #Vitri7

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        Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess

      Simon and Schuster 1959 - A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket. Published when Fischer was 15 years old. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE GALTON CASE

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959., 1959. First edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in dust jacket with light professional internal restoration to head of spine. An exceptional copy.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris: Olympia Press,, 1959. Octavo. Original green printed paper wrappers. With the dust jacket. Later price sticker (18NF) over the original printed price on rear panel and price (Francs 1500) on inside rear flap of wrapper crossed through in ink. Spine very slightly faded but an excellent copy in the nicked dust jacket. Quite scarce in this condition. First edition, first impression. Green border on title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Observations

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. Fine in white boards in the near fine publisher's acetate overlay with only a few tiny nicks, housed in the near fine matching color slipcase, with a small tape shadow where the price label had been affixed.. First Edition. Folio. Richard Avedon's first book, and one of the pillars of 20th century photographic literature. (Roth 148-149, Open Book 174-175).

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        OBSERVATIONS Text by Truman Capote.

      NY: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First ed. Avedon, Richard. Folio, 151 pp., b&w plates. Printed glazed boards. A fine, bright copy, but for a slight bump to boards at the top of the spine, with the plain glassine dw which is showing very slight wear. Housed in the publisher's slipcase that is moderately worn. The photographer's first book. and certainly, one of the monuments of twentieth century collaborations between a photographer and author.

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        After his ?return from the Soviet Union and Poland,? Vice President Nixon thanks publisher James Copley for his ?several contributions to the success of the trip?? ? In Moscow, Nixon and Khrushchev had argued publically, accusing each other of threats

      Washington, September 7, 1959. 8" x 10.5". "Typed Letter Signed ?Dick? as Vice President, 1p, 8? x 10.5?. On Vice Presidential stationery. Washington, September 7, 1959. To James S. Copley, La Jolla, California. Headed ?Personal.? Two file holes at top margin. Fine condition.In full, ?Only the combination of long Senate sessions and a heavy travelling schedule since our return from the Soviet Union and Poland has kept me from getting this note of to you sooner to express my deep appreciation for your several contributions to the success of the trip. The complete and generous coverage by the Copley Press, both editorially and in the news columns, was most gratifying, I can assure you. It was a pleasure to have Rembert James aboard as a member of the travelling press, and the suggestions he passed along as a result of his previous experiences in the Soviet Union were most helpful.?Herb, of course, did his usual superb job, and, because of the delicacy of situations which arose and conditions which were often adverse as far as the press corps were concerned, his skill, competence and counsel were even more valuable than would normally be the case. I hope there will be an opportunity fir us to get together for a personal visit in the near future. In the meantime, Pat joins me in sending our very best wishes to you and Jeanie.?It was during his trip to the Soviet Union that Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev engaged in what became known as the ?Kitchen Debate.? On July 24, 1959, in Moscow, Nixon formally opened the American National Exhibition and soon, at a kitchen display, the discussion turned to capitalism, free exchange of ideas, summit meetings, rockets, and ultimatums. The July 25th ?New York Times? headlined ?Nixon and Khrushchev Argue / in Public as U.S. Exhibit Opens; / Accuse Each Other of Threats.?Herb Klein had worked for the Copley newspapers before and after working for Nixon in various press-related roles, from his 1946 congressional campaign to the White House.A conservative Republican, James S. Copley (1916-1973) was publisher of the ?San Diego Union,? ?The San Diego Union-Tribune,? and the ?San Diego Evening Tribune? from 1947 until his death in 1973. He was Chairman of the Board of The Copley Press, a newspaper chain comprising 15 daily and 32 weekly publications."

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        Goldfinger

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959., 1959. First Impression, Second Issue. Pp.318. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper, in original pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping. No inscriptions or price-clipping. Some general wear, jacket is rubbed and toned to spine, tear to rear joint, small chips to extremites. Very good. The seventh of author Ian Fleming's fourteen original Bond books which was was adapted as the third film (1964) in the EON Productions' 007 series. Gilbert A7a (1.3)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Exhibition of Fornasetti's Decorative Objects

      London: The Tea Centre, 1959. First printing. 18.75 x 26.25 inches. Vintage color lithographic poster designed by Fornasetti, with a self-portrait of the artist placed in a sun-figure on a painter's palette. The slightest bit of wear to edges in a few spots, and one very small closed tear on bottom edge (barely visible); a fine, bright copy that otherwise is essentially as new. Featured in the 1991-92 Fornasetti retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and illustrated in the catalogue that accompanied the show.

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        The Star Conquerors

      Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1959 Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1959. First Edition, and so stated. Octavo, 215 pp, cloth binding in the Mel Hunter-illustrated jacket. pictorial jacket. A Near Fine copy, with just tiny points of wear at corner tips, top page edges slightly darker than bottom edges as with almost every copy, in a better than VG jacket - though it is price-clipped - whose main flaw is small scale roughening at spine ends, corners just touched. Nicely preserved book and jacket. The first novel of science fiction icon Ben Bova, from the equally iconic Winston series of juvenile sci-fi titles, a memorable 37-title group issued between 1952 and 1961. Many of us remember the Winston stories with a great deal of nostalgia. The Star Conquerors - which also turned out to be the first of three titles in what would become Bova's "Watchmen" series - is among the rarest, and most sought after, of the Winston books, in one of the better-preserved copies. L64

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        Autograph letter as Member of Parliament for Woodford, 1959

      1959., 1959. Typed letter signed and subscribed ("Yours very sincerely, Winston S. Churchill"), to Conservative party activists Mr and Mrs. Double, thanking them for their support during his successful recent election campaign. One page, 8vo, on Chartwell headed paper, October 1959. Lightly handled, twice folded. Fine.

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        Physis. 1959-1976

      Firenze , OLSCHKI, 1959 - Fondata nel 1959 dalla ''Domus Galileana'' di Pisa (1959-1976), dall'''Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza'' di Firenze, dal ''Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica'' di Milano, dal ''Gruppo Italiano di storia della Scienza'' e dalla Casa Editrice Leo S. Olschki. Diretta da V. Cappelletti, L. Cavini, F. Ogliari e V. Ronchi. Annate complete dall'anno I (1959) all'anno XVIII (1976). 65 volumi. 8vo. pp. circa 120/volume. . Ottimo (Fine). . . . Prestigiosa rivista di storia della scienza che ha fra i suoi collaboratori G. Abetti, G. Arrighi, I. Bernard Cohen, Alistair C. Crombie, L. Geymonat, V. Somenzi, Dereck John de Solla Price, L. Belloni e tanti altri importanti scienziati italiani e mondiali. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour

      Little, Brown, Boston 1959 - A near fine first edition, first state lacking the dedication page and with the misspelling of "Sey-more" for Seymour on page 173 that was supposedly corrected in the second printing. Spine ends mildly softened, spine gilt still present but losing vibrancy, faint foxing to top text block edge. Boards edges are faintly toned. Corners are sharp, interior is unmarked. The first issue jacket has wear at spine ends and a crease on the top front panel. The spine is lightly toned. Original DJ price of $4.00 on flap has been covered by a sticker, but the price is visible through the sticker. A very nice copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lolita EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1959. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1959, 14,5x21cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation, one of 86 numbered copies on pure vellum over, only slightly larger papiers.spine past, nice copy at a premium. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 86 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Dos légèrement passé, bel exemplaire très recherché.

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        Zazie dans le métro ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1959. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1959, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition of the year of the original, whimsical mention 113th edition. Precious autograph signed by the author Anatole Jakovsky. It is attached various document signed autograph ticket (Felix) Labisse indicating "Zazie in the Metro" as its choice for the award of humor Xavier Forneret and it delivers to (Anatole) Jacowsky power of attorney in voting for the award of Granville price. Complete copy of his trailer. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition de l'année de l'originale, fantaisiste mention de 113ème édition. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Raymond Queneau à Anatole Jakovsky. L'on joint divers document dont un billet autographe signé de (Félix) Labisse indiquant "Zazie dans le métro" comme son choix pour l'attribution du prix de l'humour Xavier Forneret et qu'il délivre à (Anatole) Jacowsky sa procuration dans le vote pour l'attribution du prix Granville. Exemplaire complet de sa bande annonce.  

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        From the 2005 Sotheby's Sale of Property from Kennedy Family Homes: Jackie Kennedy's owned and used Nikon Camera fitted with a Nikkor 35-135mm Zoom Lens

      n.p., n.d.. 6.5" x 6.0" x 4.25". "Nikon F 35mm Single Lens Reflex Manual Focus Camera with Nikkon cap and leather shoulder strap. The camera was introduced in 1959. The Nikkor 35-135mm 1:3.5-4.5 Zoom Lens was introduced later . Owned and used by Jacqueline Kennedy.After Jacqueline Bouvier was graduated from George Washington University, she started her first job in the fall of 1951 as the ""Inquiring Camera Girl"" for the Washington Times-Herald newspaper. Roving around the city, she took pictures of people she encountered, asked them questions on the issues of the day, and wove their answers into her newspaper column. She also covered the 1951 inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. It was during this time she met Massachusetts Congressman, soon to be U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy. The United Press headlined their June 25, 1953, story: ""Senator Kennedy / Says He'll Wed / Ex-Camera Girl."" Included with this lot are the original receipt from Sotheby's as well as several photographs of Jackie using cameras, including an image of her using a similar, or possibly this very camera.Provenance :Jacqueline KennedySotheby's Auction of the Kennedy Family Homes 2005The Frank Harvey Kennedy Collection"

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        Ballets sans musique sans personne sans rien EDITION ORIGINALE SP pas de GP ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1959. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1959, 14x21cm, relié. - First Edition collective for which it was not derived great paper, one copy of the service presse.binding half navy morocco with corners, smooth back, when golden tail, plates, guards and contreplats marbled paper, blankets and spine preserved, golden head, elegant binding signed Lucie Weill.Signature author's autograph on a garde.Ouvrage adorned with 13 illustrations Eliane Bonabel.Provenance: Library Florence Gould with its golden-length back monogram. Beautiful copy, an important source, fully established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [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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        Compulsion

      New York: Simon and Schuster 1959 - 8vo., orange cloth lettered in black; pictorial dust jacket. First edition of Meyer's highly successful dramatization of his novel about the 1920s Leopold-Loeb murder. A presentation copy, inscribed to William Gibson, author of endearing works like "The Miracle Worker" (1959): "For William Gibson, from one for the slide - Meyer Levin, 1959," on the front endpaper. A significant presentation copy. DGC: a.p.o [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Theatrical Window Card Poster for:] REQUIEM FOR A NUN

      New York: The Theatre Guild / Golden Theatre, [1959].. Folio (22 x 14") highly pictorial window card, printed on recto only of stiff card. Artwork by noted Broadway poster artist Tom Morrow. Lightly tanned at extreme edges with a minor dust mark at lower edge, else near fine. A window card promoting the short-lived Broadway run of Faulkner's sole venture into commercial theatre, produced at the John Golden Theatre, directed by Tony Richardson and adapted by Faulkner and Ruth Ford from Faulkner's novel. Graphically strong, and like most Broadway posters of this era, very scarce even before factoring in the brevity of this play's American run of 43 performances. The poster simply credits this as William Faulkner's "Requiem for a Nun," with no reference to the writing contribution of Ruth Ford, who also starred in the role of the former Temple Drake. In addition to Ford, the play featured Zachary Scott, Beatrice Reading, and Scott McKay, among others. Ms. Reading was nominated for a Tony in the category of Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayal of the character Nancy Mannigoe.

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        The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of the Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers, and the Return of the King

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1959. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of the Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers, and the Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, these are the 8th impression of 1959 for The Fellowship of the Ring, the 7th impression of 1960 for The Two Towers, and the 8th impression of 1961 for The Return of the King. These books and dustjackets are in Very Good Plus condition. No foxing or offsetting to the text block or endpapers. A previous owner's gift inscription to the front free endpaper of The Fellowship, no other names or markings in the other books. The Fellowship and Two Towers dustjackets are price clipped. All maps are tipped in, and in Near Fine condition as well. One minor tear at the fold on the Fellowship map, no foxing, or extra folds noted. Virtually no wear to the edges of the dustjackets, and only the lightest rubbing to the tips of the folds and spine, no loss. A beautiful, tight, bright set, with almost no fading, a slight bit of darkening or tanning of the spine of The Fellowship along with some minor soiling. A stain to the upper spine fold area of the front panel of the Two Towers. A custom red leather slipcase is provided to show and protect this valuable collection. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

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