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        Manege. Lithographie.

      1959.. Signiert und gewidmet "für meinen Edgar Horstmann / in Freudschaft OKokoschka, 1960". Im Stein monogrammiert und datiert "59". Druck in Marineblau auf Japanbütten. 39,3 x 57,4 cm. Papier: 53 x 66 cm.. Wingler/Welz 213. Probedruck außerhalb der Auflage mit einer Widmung für den Kokoschka Sammler Edgar Horstmann, Hamburg. - Kokoschka hat ein bemerkenswertes druckgraphisches Werk hinterlassen. Bei seinen druckgraphischen Arbeiten bevorzugte er meist die Lithographie (W/W S. 7). - Vorwiegend im linken Darstellungsrand mit blassen Braunfleckchen. Durchgehend mit Knickspuren bzw. Griffknicken.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Diamonds Are Forever Signed Sean Connery

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1959. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming Signed Sean Connery First Edition Jonathan Cape 1959. Third impression. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning, clean white edges. Covers fine and unmarked, corners sharp. In a fine dust jacket, not price clipped. SIGNED BY SEAN CONNERY to bookplate on half title page. All of our Sean Connery bookplates were signed when he was promoting his book 'Being a Scot' published by Phoenix in 2008. Further details available on request.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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      1959. ROOSEVELT, James. [With Sidney Shalett]. AFFECTIONATELY, F.D.R.: A SON'S STORY OF A LONELY MAN. NY: Harcourt, Brace & Company, [1959]. 8vo., green cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. James Roosevelt's informal and untouched portrait of his father, containing much previously unknown material about F.D.R. Signed presentation from Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page, to her personal secretary: "To Maureen, With love and every good wish for a happy Xmas. E.R. 1959." Maureen Corr of Eleanor's personal secretary from 1953 until Eleanor's death in 1962, when Corr helped with the funeral arrangements. She then worked for the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation, the Asia Society, and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. She died in 2009 and this book is from her Manhattan estate. A great association copy and probably rare to find Eleanor's presentation in this particular title! Very Good (minor edgewear; contents clean & tight); moderate soil (couple of tiny chips & short tears; $5.75 price is present) d/j. $1,850.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Bronzes and Jades of Ancient China

      The Nihon Keizai, 1959, Buckram, Book Condition: Very Good Plus, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, Presumed First EditionSize: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, Main text is in Japanese, with ancillary text in English. Printed and bound in Japan. Cinnamon-colored buckram binding with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Exceptionally clean binding. Small folio, 12.5 x 10.25 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With color frontispiece, 101 numbered pages of text in Japanese, interspersed with numerous figures and 176 full-page plates, mostly in monochrome but several in color, the color plates tipped-in. The plates on medium-weight, matte stock. Also present at the back of the book, 35 pages of English language text, including preface, summary of text, list of plates and list of figures. Also present is a pristine fold-out illustrated table, with line drawings of various styles of archaic bronzes and placing them as to geography and era. The book with no remainder marks. An exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. Very gently read. Includes the original attractive, medium-duty slipcase. Slipcase with gray-blue paper-covered boards with prominent red-stamped and black-stamped lettering and design. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus slipcase. A scarce copy of a highly regarded scholarly work about archaic Chinese bronzes and jades.

      [Bookseller: The Book Carrel]
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        Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959, 1959. Hardcover reprint. AN INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY. Publisher's black, gilt-embossed cloth-effect paper over boards, in purple dustwrapper. Minor wear, a little bumped, jacket with some wear to extremities, rubbed to joints. Signed by the author to the flyleaf. This copy is from the library of Stan Meyer, with his ownership plate to the endpaper; Meyer was the film producer responsible for 'Dragnet', the most successful police series on US television, and had an interest in acquiring the early James Bond titles for the big screen. Fleming first met him in August 1954 and presented an inscribed American first edition of Casino Royale (this copy previosly sold through our offices). Although no film deal was forthcoming, the pair became friends and a character in the third book 'Moonraker' (Drax's card-playing partner Max Meyer), was named in his honour. They kept in contact and Meyer received several signed Fleming titles over the next fe years. An important copy. See Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, pages 47, 90, 666.

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        Inventario privato

      Milano , VERONELLI EDITORE, 1959 - Prefazione di Giacomo Zanga. Con 5 disegni su fondo seppia di Alberto Casarotti. 8vo. pp. 50. . Ottimo (Fine). . Prima edizione (First Edition). [Gambetti, 1997]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Il menabò. Anni 1959-1967

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Versi prosaici

      Caltanisetta - Roma , SALVATORE SCIASCIA, Biblioteca Minima 1959 - . cm 6,5x11,5. pp. 64. . Molto buono (Very Good). . Prima edizione di 250 es. numerati. . ''Questi versi prosaici non appartengono ai Cantos (a Los Cantares) ma forse ne rischiarerano alcuni ritornelli a qualche lettore benevolo''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Richter, Hans Theo. - "Weiblicher Akt von rechts vorn".

      . Lithografie / Pinsel- & Kreidelithografie, auf Büttenpapier, 1959. Von Hans Theo Richter. Auflage Exemplar Nr. 8/12. 37,5 x 14,2 cm (Darstellung) / 54 x 25 cm (Blatt). Schmidt 427. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. Links eigenhändige Auflagenebezeichnung. - Hervorragender Zustand. Hans Theo Richter (1902 Rochlitz ? 1969 Dresden). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1919?23 Studium an der Kunstgewerbe-Akademie in Dresden. 1926?31 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie u.a. bei Richard Müller, Meisterschüler von Otto Dix. 1929 bezog er ein Atelier in Dresden. Ab 1932 freischaffend. Freundschaft mit Karl Kröner und Paul Wilhelm. Ab 1932 Mitglied im Deutschen Künstlerbund. 1933 Auszeichnung mit dem Rompreis des Deutschen Künstlerbundes. 1938 Auszeichnung beim Internationalen Graphikwettbewerb in Chicago. 1941 Dürer-Preis der Stadt Nürnberg. 1943 Besuch bei Käthe Kollwitz in Berlin. 1944?46 Dozent für Grafik an der Staatlichen Akademie für Grafische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. 1947?67 Professor für Grafik an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. Freundschaft mit Josef Hegenbarth und Wilhelm Lachnit. 1956 Berufung zum ordentlichen Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Künste zu Berlin. 1959 Wahl zum ordentlichen Mitglied der Bayrischen Akademie der Schönen Künste in München. 1965 Burda-Preis für Grafik in München und Nationalpreis der DDR.; 812.

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        Lolita - a lovely copy

      Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1959 - A first edition, first printing published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1959. A near fine book without inscriptions with some light spotting to the page edge. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with two closed tears to the front panel and some light wear and creasing to the spine tips. An unusually good example of the dust wrapper which always chips and creases easily. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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      Paris: Mercure de France. First Edition.. Excellent condition. / Fine. Inscribed by Yves Bonnefoy "A Monsieur Max Ph. Delatte avec la Sympathie d'Yves Bonnefoy. Numero 9 / 15 exemplaires sur Velin (One of 15 copies on Velin). . First Edition. Paris, Mercure de France, 1959. Octavo. 190 pages. Original Softcover / Reliure originale (Broche). Excellent condition. / Fine. Inscribed by Yves Bonnefoy "A Monsieur Max Ph. Delatte avec la Sympathie d'Yves Bonnefoy. Numero 9 / 15 exemplaires sur Velin (One of 15 copies on Velin).

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        They Called Him Champ: The Story of Champ Segal and His Fabulous Era

      New York: Citadel Press. (1959). First. First edition. Fine in very good plus dustwrapper with tiny nicks and tears, and a small coffee stain on the front panel. Inscribed by the subject of the book to Joe DiMaggio: "To my pal Joe DiMaggio from a sincere friend. Harry Champ Segal." Biography by the subject's brother of "one of the most colorful personalities in American life... professional boxer, fight manager, restaurateur, gambler, treasure hunter, owner of a stable of horses, friend of politicians, gangsters, and writers." With a letter of provenance signed by DiMaggio's two granddaughters. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: The Macmillan Company. - First Edition, 1959. First American Edition. A Fine hardcover copy in black textured paper covered boards stamped in gilt at spine and on front cover (skull with gold coins in the eye sockets), in a gorgeous, Fine dustwrapper--unfaded and clean, w ith no tears. The American edition was printed in England, and the dustwrapper was repriced (at $3.00) on the lower edge of the front flap, as this one is. 318pp. The seventh James Bond thriller, which was famously adapted to the cinema starring Sean Connery as 007. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Separate Peace [True First Edition]

      London: Secker & Warburg , 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. A Very Good + or better copy of the first UK edition, first printing (front free endpaper corner clipped and subsequent page partially toned in consequence, otherwise Fine with the common spotting to the closed page block's top edge, a bit of pushing to the spine ends, a thin line of fading to the spine head, a prior owner's signature to the front free endpaper, and a small Foyles bookshop sticker to the front pastedown's lower left corner) in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket (piece of brown tape applied to the upper verso, otherwise Very Good + with light edge wear, tiny corner chips and a tear to the front panel's upper edge, some toning to the spine, and a few scattered spots of foxing to the verso); John Knowles's debut novel, a tale of two boys at a New England Prep School, their friendship, and its ending. While not strictly autobiographical, elements of the tale were born of Knowles's own experiences as a student at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. (Notably, the character Brinker is based on novelist Gore Vidal who whose attendance at Exeter overlapped that of Knowles.) The book won the 1961 William Faulkner Foundation Award for notable first novel and provided the basis for the 1972 Larry Peerce film of the same name -- adapted for the screen by John Knowles and Fred Segal (George Segal's brother) -- starring John Heyl, Parker Stevenson, and William Roerick. Published in the year prior to publication of the US first, this UK first edition is the true first edition. The UK dust jacket is quite striking and much nicer than is the duller US dust jacket. This true first edition of the novel is surprisingly uncommon to the market and copies in the dust jacket are scarce. A Very Good to Very Good + copy of the SCARCE TRUE FIRST EDITION OF THIS QUITE NOTABLE NOVEL.

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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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        Naked Lunch

      New York: Grove Press, Inc.,, 1959. Octavo. Original black boards, black cloth backstrip, titles to spine gilt, black top-stain. With the dust jacket. Housed in a yellow cloth folding case. Binding very lightly rubbed, some faint toning and spotting to edges of contents. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks and faint spots. First US edition, first printing. Originally published in France in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959: First Edition, First Printing as stated. In Very Good condition, in a Good dust jacket with $2.95 intact. Wear at corners and spine ends. Small ink marking to contents page, though text is clean. Dust jacket shows heavy wear at the front flap fold, a closed gouge to the center of the spine panel, light chipping at spine ends and corners, light rubbing and fading. A nice copy of this scarce chess title.

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        Visions of the Daughters of Albion

      Folio. London: Trianon Press, 1959. Folio, 11 plates, 7 pp. text, plus the extra materials. Full orange morocco, slipcase, some foxing to the front end-papers and edges. Limited to 426 copies of which this is the de luxe issue being copy II of XX copies with a suite of progressive states of one plate, an original guide-sheet and stencil etc. This is the only de luxe copy I have ever had. One of the scarcer titles of the Press, especially in fine unfaded condition. Bentley, Blake Books, 216.

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      Lerici Editore, Milano 1959 - [ Signed ] Hardcover in fine condition with dustjacket in very good, near fine condition ( no tears, light wears on edges). Dedicated to . By Carrieri. Rare in such condition.Inerior pages are unread. Stunning black and white printing !!! #### Please check our listing for other interesting photobooks #### ### We are selling an entire photobook collection #### List will be updated every week #### We offer discounts when purchasing multiple books #### [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Milano, Italia

      Milano: C.M. Lerici Editore, 1959. Tips and edges worn, else close to near fine in a good jacket, complete, with several tears and chips.. First Edition. Quarto. One of the great European city books of the postwar era, shot in the gritty gravure made famous by William Klein's New York, for which this was an obvious influence. (Parr / Badger, v1, 214; Auer 393).

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        Vom Wachs. Hoechster Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Wachse. 2 Teile in 4 Bänden (alles Erschienene).

      Frankfurt, Hoechst, 1959-77. - (30 x 21,5 cm). 526 S./ 1 Bl., SS. 527-1097/ 344 S./ 1 Bl., SS. 345-880. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Einfache Halbleinwandbände. Vollständiges Exemplar dieses außergewöhnlichen Werkes, für Geschäftsfreunde der Firma Hoechst bestimmt. Die ersten beiden Bände enthalten kultur- und technikhistorische Forschungsergebnisse über Herkunft, Eigenschaften und Verwendung von Wachsen in alter und neuer Zeit. In den weiteren beiden Bände werden Arbeiten der Hoechstmitarbeiter über Wachschemie und Wachstechnologie veröffentlicht. - Wohlerhalten

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        Modern Psychology, Notes on Lectures given at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich by Prof. Dr. C. G. Jung. 3 Volumes.

      o.O. 1959. zweite Auflage / 1959 zweite Auflage / 1960.. Leinenbände mit Rückentitel. 25 x 19 cm. 241 / 264 / 255 Seiten. Band 1 Rücken wenig fleckig, Band 3: Rückdeckel etwas fleckig. gute feste Exemplare. in englischer Sprache 600,00 EUR. Inhalt: Bd. 1: Modern Psychology: Vorlesungen Oktober 1933 - 1935 // Band 2: Modern Psychology: Vorlesungen Oktober 1938 - März 1940 ( The Process of Individuation : 3 Eastern Texts / 4 Exercitita spiritualia of St. Ignatius of Loyola) // Bd. 3: Alchemy: The Process of Individuation, Vorlesungen November 1940 - Juli 1941.

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

      J. Mol. Biol. 1 (1959) 165-78 - First separate editions. Original wrappers. Offprint. Very good. Staples little rusted. Garrison and Morton 6894The 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 DNAcame 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 inthe Synthesis of ?-galactosidase by E. coli,J. Mol. Biol. 1 (1959) 165-78. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Paris, 20. I. 1959. - Oblong small 4to. 2 pp. To the Belgian author, filmmaker and documentarist Henri Storck, who apparently had asked him some advice about the XXe arrondissement in Paris; Alechinsky outlines the real estate situation in his district: "Cher Henri, ce serait merveilleux de vous revoir en voisin ; voilà la situation : A ne pas acheter avant d'être fixé sur les intentions du ministre de la Reconstruction, il y a dans l'air des projets d'aménagement du XXe, et notre rue pourrait bien être un jour livrée aux architectes. Donc, à ne pas acheter pour le moment. A ne pas conseiller à un ami. Les Qu* [illegible] en veulent 4.000.000, mais ils n'ont pas trouvé d'acheteur Un voisin vient de vendre 3.300.000 le même genre d'appartement. Bon. Il serait préférable, et je pense que les Qu* seraient intéressés, de louer au mois. Je sais que s'année dernière ils louaient 40.000 frcs/mois meublé, avec chauffage central en état. Aujourd'hui, je ne sais pas si les meubles restent, et le chauffage central (la chaudière) est claquée. Voilà la situation. [ ]". - On headed paper "Telegram"; small damage to edges, and slightly dust-soiled.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Big Table

      Chicago: , 1959?-60. Volumes 1?-5. 5 issues, octavo. Original pictorial card wrappers Black and white plates, one folding. Second issue with small ownership signature to front wrapper and tomning to contents, wrappers a little rubbed and with the occasional faint stain but overall bright. An excellent set. First printings signed by John Ashbery (twice), Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Lamantia, Michael McClure, David Meltzer, John Updike and with an inscription by Robert Creeley, which reads, "For Eric - still walking! With my best, Bob, 6/5/96". All seven authors contributed to this short-lived but highly influential literary magazine, which was created by the editors of the Chicago Review who resigned and started this new publication when the Winter 1959 issue of The Chicago Review was censored for containing excerpts from William Burrough's Naked Lunch. The first issue of the Big table contains the complete contents of the suppressed issue of The Chicago Review, including the extracts from Naked Lunch. With the publisher's subscription card loosely inserted.

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        A Visit To Morin

      London, Heinemann 1959, 1959. LIMITED FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED. Slim 8vo., printed dustwrapper. Only 250 copies. With Signed inscription to flyleaf; For John [Stafford] with love/ from Graham. / Christmas 1960. According to fellow bookman and Greene authority Rick Gekoski, the author 'only used [the word] "love" to intimate friends'. Both book and wrapper in clean, fine condition (small scratch to upper). A REMARKABLE ASSOCIATION ITEM, formerly sold through Blackwells of Oxford- Greene had a life-long passion and flair for cinema, and successfully wrote for the medium (he was Oscar-Nominated for 'The Third Man'), and became a respected film critic (See Greene's The Pleasure Dome, 1972). John Stafford was a talented film director in the 20's and 30's, who turned to production in the 40's and would produce three Greene movies- 'The Stranger's Hand' starring Trevor Howard (1954, co-produced by Graham Greene), 'Loser Takes All' (1956) and the classic thriller 'Across the Bridge' (1957, starring Rod Steiger). Stafford's other major credits include 'The First of the Few' (1942, starring David Niven), Candlelight In Algeria (1944, starring James Mason') and 'The Woman With No Name' (1950, starring Richard Burton).

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        STRIDE TOWARD FREEDOM. The Montgomery Story. Signed by Martin L. King, Jr

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. 230 pages of text including an index. Hardcover blue and black binding with minor to moderate rubbing along the bottom edge, and minor crimping to the spine extremities. The original, unclipped dustjacket has minimal loss to the extremities from shelfwear but has no chips, with a few small tears, and is lightly soiled with a few minor stains mainly to the rear panel; attractive and protected in archival mylar. Signed and inscribed on the front endpaper "Best wishes [signed] Martin L. King, Jr." without any additional inscription. Previous owner's oval ink stamp well below King's inscription"Ex Libris Chicago, ILL" over which is laid a white sticker with the name printed on it "Jerome W. Black" with his address on the South side of Chicago. The same sticker is on the other side of the same page behind the oval stamp, and the same stamp/sticker is on the title page and reverse. The text is otherwise clean and unmarked. Illustrated with black & white photographs. First edition, later printing with "K-I" on the copyright page, indicating that it was published in October of 1959. The book first appeared in August of 1958. Author's first book.. Signed. First edition, later printing. Hardcover. Very good+ condition/Very good condition (DJ). Octavo (8vo).

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        The Styles of Ornament.

      Dover Publications New York, 1959. Paperback, Guter Zustand/ Good With figures. Cover shows wear., 647 S.,. With figures. Cover shows wear. Brownish cover.

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      New York: The Viking Press,, 1959. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine in white, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout from photos by the author. Boards a little bowed, internally fine; an excellent copy in the bright, slightly rubbed jacket, with a few nicks to extremities. First edition in English, first printing of the second book in Klein's series of city-focused photography titles. It was simultaneously published in France, the UK, US, and Japan.

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      Max Factor & Company ND (ca 1959-1960), Hollywood, CA - Large quarto. Unpaginated. Original full leatherette binders, with gold lettering on front cover of binder #1 (Max Factor, Hollywood) and binder #3 (Max Factor & Company). Distributed by Sales Builders, Inc., (distributors of Max Factor Hollywood make-up, in Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Chicago), this rare set of three Max Factor's reference binders contain 93 original silver gelatin prints, 18 color photographs, 15 marketing inserts for dealers (including 3 make-up chart samples, 2 typed letters of instructions for the dealer, 2 "Invitation to Beauty" cards, one complexion analysis sample), and a marketing display. Each silver gelatin print measures appr. 9 6/8 x 8" and is housed in a plastic sleeve. Some have a typed reference number at lower margin. Hollywood’s ‘make up king’, Max Factor (Maksymilian Faktorowicz), is considered the father of modern "make-up". Born in Poland, Max Factor became the beautician / make-up artist to Russia’s Czar Nicholas II and his family. After immigrating with his family to the United States in 1908, he fulfilled his American Dream the very next year by founding Max Factor & Company. Through his innovative ideas, and hard work, Factor built a cosmetic empire. From Hollywood stars to housewives of America, Max Factor’s stylistic genius changed our vision of beauty, and created silver screen gods and goddesses. Indeed, thanks to his art, Marilyn Monroe became a blonde, and Lucille Ball got her famous red hair. Provenance: From the Estate of Max Factor's graphic designer Robert Balkin. Moderate soiling and rubbing along edges of binders. Sleeves and photographs slightly rippled throughout the second part of the second binder, and throughout the third one. Binders in overall good, interior in good+ to very good, photographs and documents in very good condition. About Max Factor & Company: Max Factor is a popular line of cosmetics company from Procter & Gamble. It was founded in 1909 as Max Factor & Company, by Max Factor (Maksymilian Faktorowicz, 1877-1938), a Polish-Jewish cosmetician from Zdu ska Wola, Poland. In its early days, it specialized in movie make-up. Until its 1973 sale for US$500 million, Max Factor & Company was owned by several generations of the family, becoming an international company during that time. Procter & Gamble purchased it in 1991, and it remains today a very popular brand (from Wikipedia) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Doctor Zhivago

      Milan: Feltrinelli,, [1959]. Octavo. Original pale green boards, titles to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. Foot of spine slightly worn, small crack to head of spine, board edges slightly faded, contents lightly foxed; an excellent copy in the bright jacket, with short closed tear to head of spine, a few nicks and shallow chips to extremities, and tape repairs to verso. Third edition in Russian of one of the most controversial literary works of the Soviet period. It was published in late April or early May 1959, and is preceded by the Dutch and Michigan editions of September 1958 and January 1959 respectively. Doctor Zhivago was first published in Italian by Feltrinelli in 1957 after Pasternak signed a contract with him on 30 June 1956, granting the Italian publisher the copyright for translation. The history of the book's publication in Russian is somewhat tangled: the first edition in Russian was printed by the Dutch publisher Mouton without Feltrinelli's permission, as part of a covert CIA publishing and propaganda program, and the Michigan edition was to be likewise published without acknowledgement of Feltrinelli's copyright. However, after the legal furore surrounding the publication of the Dutch edition, that decision was reversed, and the Michigan edition was subsequently published with Feltrinelli's consent and collaboration. Feltrinelli intended to publish his edition concurrently with the Michigan publication, but due to printing delays his book was not published until four months after it appeared in the US.

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        The Naked Lunch

      Olympia Press, Paris, 1959, 1959. FIRST EDITION, with NF18 price-stamp on rear. 8vo., pp. 225. Green printed paper wraps, in illustrated dustjacket. Trivial edgewear. Jacket with a shallow chip to top of spine, not affecting lettering. A fine copy, in near fine wrapper. Callil & Toibin; Modern Library. (200 Best Novels in English since 1950)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Naked Lunch

      Grove Press, Inc, 1959. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1959. First American edition (1962). Black half-cloth, half paper boards. 255 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Bottom board corners lightly bumped with fading and a small white spot on the top stain. Jacket lightly worn at the edges with sun to the spine. $6.00 price on jacket. Published in the United States three years after its initial publication in Paris.

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        Parasites and parasitic infections in early medicine and science.

      University of Malaya Press, Singapore 1959 - First edition, large 8vo, pp. xiv, [2], 526; 23 plates in back; original red cloth, corners bumped, some speckling; tan dust jacket very good with some soiling and wear and one one chip to middle of spine. Inscribed by Hoeppli to E. Herndon Hudson on the title page.A survey of the historical literature on parasites, notable particularaly for its inclusion of sources in Chinese [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Marc Barbezat L'Arbalete, Decines France 1959 - Though not called for this copy is SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY ALBERTO GIACOMETTI TO NATHAN CUMMINGS. LIMITED EDITION OF 140 COPIES ON PUR FIL ARCHES PAPER OF WHICH THIS IS No. 51. (Total edition 1225). Near Fine First Edition Thus Illustrated in the original Giacometti illustrated Dust Jacket (mildly sunned) over wrappers, as issued. Complete with reproductions of 31 pencil drawings by Alberto Giacometti, as described in the colophon. Toning, short closed tears to Dust Jacket. In the original mildly soiled, toned slipcase, as issued. 4to. Volumes Signed by Giacometti are quite Scarce. ".Excellent reproductions of drawings, these illustrations are perhaps Giacometti's finest" (Artist and the Book).Nathan Cummings (1896-1985) was a businessman and philanthropist. He was the founder of Consolidated foods whose most recognizable products go under the name "Sara Lee". Nathan Cummings was also an art collector of discriminating taste. As he pursued this avocation with more and more interest, many artists of the day including Giacometti, Picasso, Chagall and Braque became his friends and part of his social circle. Hence this is a nice association copy linking artist and collector. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Goldfinger. (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959., 1959. First Impression, First Issue, Second State., INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with gilt stamped 'skull'. Pictorial dustwrapper by Richard Chopping. A lightly used copy with one short tear at joint, jacket is near fine and shows extremely well. With presentation inscription to flyleaf; To / Gomer / For one of those / aeroplane trips! / With affection / from / Ian. (underline). Housed in a collector's box. This copy was given to Fleming's employer who gave him the means to write. James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley, self-made newspaper baron and owner of the Sunday Times amongst others, first encountered Fleming (appropriately) over a game of cards before the war and was attracted to the young Fleming's confidence. Fleming, as seen by Henry Hopkinson who was also present at the meeting, was "a little too big for his boots but also full of brilliant comment" (Lycett). After the war, Kemsley was quick to take Fleming under his wing by offering him a job as foreign manager of Kemsley Newspapers, with the absurdly high salary of £4500 a year (plus expenses and guaranteed two months off, which fleming spent writing his novels). Throughout their working relationship, Kemsley regarded Fleming as a favoured son. Although by no means a senior figure in the Kemsley organisation, Fleming was the only person in the building who would call Lord and Lady Kemsley by their first names, and frequently saw them socially. It was often to Fleming that Kemsley would turn to for fundamental advice, and Fleming was always able to persuade Kemsley to go along with his ever more audacious schemes. In reality it was a mutually beneficial relationship: Fleming soon brought the ailing Sunday Times glamour, social cachet and credibility, and in return was given the means and opportunity to pursue his lifestyle with little inconvenience, ultimately leading to the creation of James Bond. Gilbert A7a (1.2). See also Appendix A, pages 634-5.

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        Sex Gang (First Edition)

      Nightstand Books, Milwaukee, WI 1959 - No. 1503. First Edition, first printing of Ellison's most desired title, with the code "NB 1503 a S n" as called for at the bottom left corner of the front wrapper. About Near Fine, a bright, clean copy with the slightest bit of wrinkle (but no creasing) near the bottom of the spine panel, and a minute closed tear at the bottom rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oubaas Mark

      Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel, 1959, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st Editionthe jacket is shelf rubbed and there is a small chip at the bottom of the spine. one or two other small tears. the book is very nice indeed with no inscriptions. the binding is excellent. the book is in Afrikaans. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Rugby; Inventory No: 33bw.

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        Arabian Sands

      New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc.,, 1959. Octavo. Original blue cloth-backed boards, title to the spine, and abstracted sand dune device to the front board in gilt and white. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 46 plates, 8 maps to the text, some full-page, folding map mounted on the rear pastedown. Endpapers typically toned, pale toning to the margins, else very good in clipped, slightly rubbed, minor edge chips and splits, old tape repair at the head of the spine. First US edition, same year as the UK first. This copy signed on the title page. This was Thesiger's first book and "and, in his opinion, his finest" (ODNB) "During the years that I was in Arabia I never thought that I would write a book about my travels … Seven years after leaving Arabia I showed some photographs I had taken to Graham Watson and he strongly urged me to write a book about the desert. This I refused to do … The following day Graham Watson came to see me again, and this time he brought Mark Longman with him. After much argument the two of them persuaded me to try to write this book. Now that I have finished it I am grateful to them, for the effort to remember every detail has brought back vividly into my mind the Bedu amongst whom I travelled, and the vast empty land across which I rode on camels for ten thousand miles" (Introduction).

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        The St Trinian's Story

      London: Perpetua Books,, 1959. The whole ghastly dossier compiled by Kaye Webb. Quarto. Original black cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout. Jacket with a few nicks and chips at extremities of spine. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Ronald Searle, inscribed in his distinctive hand on the recto of the frontispiece: "For Wendy, who has been through it all with us. Kaye and Ronald, Christmas 1959"; and with a thumbnail portrait of a St Trinian's girl. "Wendy" is the actress, dancer, and theatre and film director, Wendy Toye (1917-2010) who had collaborated with Searle on a number of theatre projects. A particularly appealing presentation copy.

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        Excerpts from Visions of Cody

      New Directions, New York 1959 - First Edition, SIGNED/LIMTED EDITION of 750 copies printed. A magnificent copy. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Jack Kerouac bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's purple cloth with paper boards. The book appears UNREAD and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Jack Kerouac First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Heritage Press, Norwalk, Connecticut 1959 - Fine grey cloth covered boards with blue buckram spine with gilt title. In Near Fine creme slipcase, fore-edges are smudged. Includes The Heritage Club book review booklet. Ships same or next business day. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959., 1959. First Impression, First Issue, Second State. Pp.318. Pp. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper, in original pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping. Export copy, originally dispatched for sale in Australia, with an Adelaide bookseller's ticket to the pastedown and accordingly price-clipped. An exquisite copy, in truly fine condition. Housed in a quarter leather box. Provenance: Ex-Christies, London. Sale 7558, lot 265 (part lot, sale ticket included) Gilbert A7a (1.2)

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