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        Arabian Sands

      London: Longmans, 1959. First edition. 46 plates, 8 maps to the text & folding map in pocket. xvi, 326 pp. 8vo. Fine original cloth, spine gilt, in very good dj, headcap chipped, some minor shelfwear. First edition. 46 plates, 8 maps to the text & folding map in pocket. xvi, 326 pp. 8vo. "I went to Southern Arabia only just in time." Rare signed copy in the dustjacket. Arabian Sands is Thesiger's first and most important work, recounting his crossing of the Empty Quarter under the aegis of the Middle East Anti-Locust Unit in 1946-7. Although brief reports of the journey were published in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society in the late 1940s, it was only through the efforts of his friend Graham Watson and the publisher Mark Longman that Thesiger was persuaded to write a book-length account.For a decade, Thesiger had longed to explore the Empty Quarter and seized the opportunity presented by Owen Bevan Lean to accompany the Anti-Locust unit. Thesiger crossed the empty quarter twice: first in 1946-7, on a 2000 mile journey that began and ended at Salala on the south coast. He set again almost immediately in 1947, departing Manwakh well in Yemen and visited at Liwa Oasis and then to Abu Dhabi town. This included a brief imprisonment in Saudi Arabia. Arabian Sands includes accounts of both these crossings and is illustrated with Thesiger's own dramatic photographs.Thesiger, who had a revulsion to modern life, immersed himself in the country, made friends with the Arabs and travelled on foot and by camel. He states boldly in the introduction to this work, whatever their results "[future explorers] will never know the spirit of the land nor the greatness of the Arabs." Arabian Sands was received enthusiastically in the press and Thesiger himself thought it "his finest book" (ODNB). The Daily Telegraph stated: "Following worthily in the tradition of Burton, Lawrence, Philby and Thomas, [Arabian Sands] is, very likely, the book about Arabia to end all books about Arabia." Indeed, St John Philby described Thesiger as "probably the greatest of all explorers" (Maitland, 380) and Sir John Glubb regarded him "the last, and certainly one of the greatest, of the British travellers among the Arabs" (ibid.). Alexander Maitland, Wilfred Thesiger: the Life of the Great Explorer (2006)

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        Framed Autographed Letter Signed mentioning his sculpture

      New York, 1959. unbound. 1 page, 8.5 x 8 inches, (New York), January 27, 1959. In this warm letter, the renowned Lithuanian-born sculptor sends a piece of his art to a friend and discusses his health and other topics, in full: "Dear Dr. Colp, I suppose you know that my wife and I talk about you every day with gratefulness. As my strength is improving I wish I could sometimes have conversations with you like we had in Mount Sinai. I was hoping to bring you this little statue myself, but the trip is still too much for me. I hope you like it. I made it in 1942, in the middle of the war and called it 'La Suppliante.' The great anatomist which you are may think that I took too many liberties with the human body. But are you not doing the same for the good of your own patients? The important thing is that it functions. With warmest regards to you and Mrs. Colp in the hope of seeing you soon here. Yours sincerely, Lipchitz." Fine condition. Accompanied by the original (partially torn) handwritten envelope, housed in a clear plastic sleeve on the back of the frame. The letter is float-mounted beside a 7 x 5.5-inch photo of Lipchitz standing beside an open window in New York City with a view of the Empire State Building. Matted in blue and set in a burgundy and gold frame measuring 15 x 21 inches.

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        Howard Baskerville 1885-1909 Fiftieth Anniversary the Story of an American Who Died in the Cause of Iranian Freedom and Independence

      Privately Printed, Iran 1959 - Pictorial cover with Iranian and American colors stripes. Forword by Senator S. H. Taqizadeh Dedication by Harold G. Josif, American Consul, American Consulate, Tabriz, Iran. Editors Note on the Author, b/w photograph of S. Hassan Taqizadeh and S. R. Shafagh, photograph of Dr. S. G. Wilson, also Satar Khan, Baskerville Troop. 28 pgs. With 4 laid in mimiographed documents:Talk by the Consul, 2 pgs, Response by his Excellency the Ambassador of the United States Edward T. Wailes. ect .1959. Program for the Baskerville Cermonies (April 19-20, at Tabriz) (some inked in corrections), Non Americans Attending the Baskerville Ceremonies, Iranians Attending From Tehran with Iranians Invited From Tabriz. (Partial List). Other Invited From Tabris. Extremely Rare OCLC finds 0 copies Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Photo Albums]: Steam Driven Machines. Holland Company

      England. 1959-1960. Two photo albums, both are oblong quartos. The first is a string-tied green pebbled cloth measuring 9" x 13" with "Photographs" stamped on the front board; the second is string-tied green cloth measuring 9.5" x 8" with "Photographs" stamped on the front board. In total, a collection of 60 black and white photos measuring between 3" x 5" and 8" x 10" affixed to stiff black paper with some captions. Both albums are very good or better with some tears and rubbing with near fine photographs. Two photo albums collected by S.H. Simpson of steam driven machines. The first of the albums contains photos of equipment built by Holland & Sons Company out of Leicestershire, England featuring railroad engines as well as circus and carnival entertainment constructions run by steam. Pictured here are "the late Arthur Holland's two engines," including "Victory" built in 1917; a traction engine in Leicester; and an engine named "Challenger." There are also numerous carnival rides shown here from the 1920s including Holland's "Jack and Jill" at the Nottingham Goose Fair in 1925 and Holland's "Golden Ride" and "Challenger" merry-go-round with "golden electric jumping horses." The album also features some of the first moveable steam-powered circus rides for traveling troupes. The second album contains images of steam engine outdoor shows around 1959-1960. At these fairs enthusiasts show off steam powered engines, rides, and even a circus organ. One photo shows the Woburn Abbey Rally on August 1, 1960 with the Duke of Bedford and J. Crawley demonstrating the rebuilt Bedford Steam Engine. An interesting archive of steam powered technology and its use both in transportation and entertainment. .

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        Biggles At World's End

      Brock Books / Brockhampton Press Leicestershire. 1959., 1959. SIGNED FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY W.E JOHNS. Octavo, pp182.. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dustjacket. Some edgespotting, jacket with trivial edgewear. A near fine copy, with author's inscription to flyleaf: 'To Mrs. M. Squire / With grateful thanks / for a lot of hard work / W.E.Johns / Nov. 1960'. Signed or inscribed books by Johns are uncommon.

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        Doctor Sax: Faust Part Three

      New York: Grove Press. (1959). First. First edition, hardcover issue. Publisher's flaw on the cloth, else fine in a nice, very good dustwrapper with a corresponding rubbed line on the front panel, wear at the extremities and small split at the front flap fold, in a custom made chemise and slipcase with morocco spine label. Inscribed by Kerouac to a fellow Greenwich Village Beat, and noted African-American jazz poet and surrealist: "For Ted Joans. Love, Jack." The hardcover issue is uncommon, particularly inscribed; this is a very nice association copy as well. .

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        Things Fall Apart

      McDowell Obolensky, 1959. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. McDowell Obolensky, New York 1959. First American Edition / First Printing. Dated 1959 with no additional printings. Cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.75. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean boards. Age toning at the endpaper, foxing on page 78-79. Ownership stamp at the rear endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots. Age toning, lightly chipped at the head of the jacket spine. Short tear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Miguel Street

      The First UK printing published by Andre Deutsch in 1959.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.Light toning to the text block with mild pushing at the spine tips. Previous owner's name to the front blank end paper.Small remnant of bookseller sticker to the lower front pastedown (Muir Marshall Limited, Trinidad).A hint of spotting to the end papers. Gilt titling slightly dulled but remain very bright.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. Mild toning to the spine colouring. Mild edge wear at the spine ends with a little rubbing at the corners.The Stephen Russ designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.The Nobel Laureate's scarce third novel. Collectible. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Naked Lunch

      Grove Press, New York 1959 - First Edition, First Printing. This First Issue dustjacket with NO zip code or Roman numeral printed on the back panel has small chip to the top panel NOT effecting any lettering and some wear to the edges. The book is in nice shape with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A collectable copy of this First Edition that has the words "First Printing" printed on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two Christmas Tales

      Berkeley: The Hart Press,, 1959. Illustrated by Victor Anderson. Small quarto. Original illustrated wrappers, titles to front cover in black. Decorated title page and historiated initials. Minor fading to wrappers, corners lightly creased. An excellent copy. First edition in book form, and published as a limited edition of 150 copies, none of which were offered for sale. The tales originally appeared in the Toronto Star Weekly, on 23 December 1923. With the publisher's compliments slip laid-in. Scarce.

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        Corpo diplomatico portuguez. Contendo os actos e relações politicas e diplomaticas de Portugal com as diversas potencias do mundo, desde o seculo XVI até os nossos dias.

      Lisbon, Typographia da Academia Real das Sciencias / Imprensa Nacional, 1862-1959. - Small folio (224 x 284 mm). 15 vols. (final vol. in 2 parts), uniformly bound in half tan sheep over decorated boards, spines gilt with raised bands in five compartments, decorated endleaves. Some original printed wrappers bound within. All edges sprinkled. First editions (except vol. 15, pt. 1: 2nd ed.); all that was published of this massive project. The "Corpo diplomatico" deals with the relations between Portugal and the Roman Curia, presenting a chronologically arranged sequence of documents of the 16th and 17th centuries. The Portuguese Empire was the first global empire in history, and the sources here edited - frequently citing the significant Portuguese royal title of "King of Portugal and the Algarves, on this side of the sea, and on the other side in Africa, lord of Guinea and of the naval and commercial conquest of Ethiopia, Arabia, Persia, and India" - provide substantial information on the principal world issues and conflicts during that vast Empire's first era. Much of the diplomatic correspondence concerns conflicts between the worlds of Christianity and Islam: in one letter, King Manuel describes his attacks on and victories over the local Muslim rulers ("the Saracens are thrown into confusion"; "our men attacked and burned maritime towns belonging to the Saracens, situated on the mainland"; cf. vol. I, p. 116f.), and in a Papal Breve, Pius V praises the strengthening of the Maltese fortifications after the Great Siege of Malta ("erit opportunissimum adversus Turcas, et praedones Afros totius christiani populi propugnaculum", vol X, p. 226). Many volumes, but VII through XI in particular, contain material on the Arabian Gulf (Basra, Bahrain, Muscat, and Ormuz): "Ormuz, que he cabeça de todo o Reino de Ormuz [.] e na dita Cidade de Ormuz fortaleza minha com muita gente de christâos portuguezes" (vol. II, p. 374); "o vejo, que se se faz guerra ao Turco e Vossa Alteza quer, sem despesa de quasi nada, o Egipto e Suria e Arabia seraom vossos" (vol. III, p. 243); "e asy mandou que se reteuessem todas as naos, que viessem da India a Judá e a Meca" (p. 397); "se entende hum muito boom socedimento pella armada de Vossa Alteza na ilha de Banrrehem [= Bahrain] de que se deve ter muito contentamento assi pella reputaçâo" (vol. VIII, p. 372); "e depois em Ormuz poderia saber o acontesimento de Baharem" (p. 468); "toda a costa de Melinde ate Moçambique e assi da outra de Adem ate Ormuz quererâo por alguma d aquellas tentar ardis [.] A Baçora vai tambem muita somma de especiaria" (vol. IX, p. 110f.); "O negocio he grave e de muita consideraçâo e em ser muita a somma da speciaria que vem pello mar Roxo ao Cayro e pello de Ormuz a Bacora" (p. 135); "Andre Ribeiro que com Joâo de Lisboa foi cativo em Mazcate" (p. 175); "creo tambem que elles lá ou nos quá nâo sabemps o que passa em Bacora porque se n aquella ilha creserem galees sem hirem do mar Roxo, como as que ali vierâo quando de caminho tomarâo Mascate nâo sey por onde viessem as outras" (p. 305); "pera o resgate dos portugueses que estam cativos no Cayro, e forom presos em Mazcate" (p. 382; cf. p. 485); etc. - Furthermore, there are reports on the Portuguese in Suez, Africa (including Angola, Mozambique, Guiné, Sofala, Morocco, Arguin, Cabo Verde, Congo, São Thomé, Ethiopia), Brazil (Bahia, Maranhão, Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco), the Azores, India (in nearly every volume, including Goa, Cochin, Damão, Malabar), and the Far East (Malacca and the Moluccas, with a few sections on Macau, China, and Japan scattered in vols. X-XIV). The work also provides a wealth of detail about the Inquisition and "cristãos novos" (both discussed in almost every volume), the Jesuits (vols. V-XV), the Council of Trent (vols. VI-X), Protestant activity (particularly in England), the Restauração, the Dutch in Brazil, the wars with the Turks on land and sea, and the activities of D. Sebastião and St. Charles Borromeu, the Order of Malta, and Cardinal Mazarin. Among the most notable texts are Ambas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MEXICO CITY BLUES

      New York:: Grove Press. (1959).. First edition in FIRST-ISSUE, black-and-white dust jacket (vs. color), which is slightly taller than the book as usual. In presumed VARIANT BINDING with spine lettering stamped in silver versus the normally seen gold. "242 choruses" of Kerouac's experimental poetry -- "I want to be considered a jazz poet blowing a long blues in an afternoon jam session on Sunday" (Kerouac, from the jacket flap). Spine ends and corners slightly rubbed, touch of rubbing to "M" in title on spine, faintest of glass rings to front cover, otherwise near fine. The dust jacket is bright and, with the exception of tiny nicks to the flap corners, is free of chips and tears, but there is a faint stain to top corner of front panel and it appears a tapped-on label was removed from the bottom of the spine (library label?), leaving tanned areas around the edges of where it had been (it would have measured approximately 1.5 x 1.5"). Otherwise the jacket is near fine. .

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        The Baron in the Trees [Inscribed Association Copy]

      NY: Random House. (1959). An early American publication of one of the most inventive Italian writers of the postwar period. This copy is inscribed by Calvino to Susan Cheever: "For Susan and for the trees of her country/ Italo Calvino/ 27 March 1960." Calvino spent six months in the U.S. from 1959-1960, most of it in New York. Susan Cheever would have been 16 at the time of this inscription, presumably living with her family in Westchester, where her father, John Cheever, was writing stories about Italy for The New Yorker. The Cheevers had spent 1957 in Italy. Foxing to endpages; very good in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with tiny corner chips. Calvino inscriptions are uncommon, and good literary association copies like this one are extremely scarce. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Feu de braise EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Grasset, 1959. Fine. Grasset, Paris 1959, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 200 numbered copies on Alfa paper and reserved for the press. Precious autograph signed by the author Jean Dubuffet and his wife Lili. A slight hitch minor on the first board. --- 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 200 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa et réservés à la presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de André Pieyre de Mandiargues à Jean Dubuffet et à sa femme Lili. Un léger accroc sans gravité sur le premier plat.

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        Blick auf Homburg, den Kallmuth und Triefenstein),,

      1959 - Blick entlang des Mainufers flußaufwärts auf Homburg, seine Weinlage Kallmuth und auf der anderen Uferseite Triefenstein. Großformatige Bleistiftzeichnung von Willi Greiner, re. u. monogr. "GW" und dat. 6. IV.(19)59. Ca. 34 c 48 cm. - Unter Glas mit Passepartout staubdicht neu gerahmt. Etwas wellig, aber sauber. - Die Rahmung im Preis inbegriffen. - Klar strukturierte Zeichnung mit breitem und weichem Stift. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        (Blick auf Homburg, den Kallmuth und Triefenstein),

      1959.. . Blick entlang des Mainufers flußaufwärts auf Homburg, seine Weinlage Kallmuth und auf der anderen Uferseite Triefenstein. Großformatige Bleistiftzeichnung von Willi Greiner, re. u. monogr. "GW" und dat. 6. IV.(19)59. Ca. 34 c 48 cm. - Unter Glas mit Passepartout staubdicht neu gerahmt. Etwas wellig, aber sauber. - Die Rahmung im Preis inbegriffen. - Klar strukturierte Zeichnung mit breitem und weichem Stift.

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        Cider With Rosie (With The Scarce Book Society Promotional Band : Signed By The Author)

      The Hogarth Press 1959 - The First UK Printing published by The Hogarth Press in 1959.The BOOK is in near FINE condition with light pushing at the spine tips.Free from inscriptions, markings and erasures.The true first issue containing the passage on page 272 describing the fires at the piano-works, which was subsequently suppressed.The gilt titling remains very bright.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.Accompanied by the very scarce Book Society Choice PROMOTIONAL BAND which is complete and is in FINE condition.The spine colouring is remarkably unfaded! The John Ward designed wraparound artwork and band look very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.A very sharp copy! The book is accompanied by a loosely inserted title page from the paperback version of this title.This has been INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author:'For Chas, who gave us resonance, thanks Laurie Lee ,St.Pauls 1980'.Please note that the book has NOT been directly signed but is accompanied by this loose author Signed title page.A collectible item. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        FOUR ABSTRACT CLASSICISTS

      Langsner, Jules. Foreword by James Elliott. FOUR ABSTRACT CLASSICISTS. San Francisco & Los Angeles, CA: San Francisco Museum of Art & Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1959. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Exhibition Catalog. Near Fine. 70pp, 4 color and 40 b&w illustrations. Designed by Louis Danziger. With artists' biographies and exhibition histories. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is elegant catalogue published in conjunction with the ground-breaking 1959 San Francisco Museum of Art exhibition of ten paintings each by Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, and John McLaughlin entitled "Four Abstract Classicists". An internally most handsome example of this uncommon document showing some light overall wear, soiling and age-toning to its stark black and white covers. 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: 024476

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        THE GETAWAY - REVIEW COPY

      New York: Signet, 1959. First Edition. New. First Printing. A Fine Review Copy with the Signet Review Slip laid in. Review copies of Thompson's books, as well as mass market paperbacks, are most uncommon. Basis for the 1972 film directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw, and a 1993 remake starring Alex Baldwin, Kim Basinger, and Michael Madsen.

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        The Hobbit or There and Back Again.

      Eleventh impression, 8vo, 18.5cm, 315pp, colour frontis, London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1959. - Colour frontispiece, map endpapers, drawings in the text, dust-jacket and pictorial cloth by the author. Light green cloth, titled and decorated in black. Immaculate pictorial dust-jacket. Bookplate of the ballet critic Kathrine Sorley Walker. A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Friedhof der Maulwürfe (talpa europea) oder geländegänge in tagesläufen. Number six of only thirty copies printed. WITH 4 of the extra original SIGNED etchings by Asger Jorn.

      - Munich, published by Van de Loo, 1959. Folio in the original boards, very well preserved + with extra etchings signed by Jorn. Book is 42, (2) pages and illustrated with eight original etchings by Asger Jorn. Book is signed by both C. Caspari and Asger Jorn. In slipcase. Slipcase is edgeworn, the book and etchings all in excellent condition. No. VI (Number six) of only 30 copies, book is complete with all the original etchings and included is also 4 of the 8 extra original SIGNED etchings in the original folder. Beautiful copy. More pictures available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Goldfinger

      Jonathan Cape, UK 1959 - Goldfinger by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1959. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Covers fine in VG original first state dust jacket. Not price clipped. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of the Right Reverend Ronald Knox. Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and Pronotary Apostolic to His Holiness Pope Pius XII. Compiled from Original Sources.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1959 - Octavo. Original red paper wrappers, white paper title label printed in black to front wrapper. Wrappers a little rubbed and creased, backstrip rolled, some spotting to edges of text block and occasionally to fore margin of text. A very good copy. Black and white frontispiece and 7 other plates. First edition, proof copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Norman Granz presents Concert with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

      Frankfurt: Michel + Kieser novum,, 1959. Deutsches Museum, Kongreß-Saal [Munich], Sonntag 11 Oktober 1959, 20 Uhr. Vintage off-set litho. concert poster, A1 format (840 × 597 mm) In excellent state. First printing. Superb expressionist poster for a concert during Ellington's hugely successful European tour of 1959. Following his appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956, Ellington caught the attention of a new audience, and in '59 he took a classic line-up, featuring Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, and the recently returned Johnny Hodges on tour, to rapturous responses. Günther Kieser (born 1930) is one of Germany's pre-eminent poster artists whose work can be found in the collections of major museums including, the Tokyo Museum, the Louvre and the Museum of Modern Art. He has had a prolific and varied career, during which his technically innovative, provocative and brilliant designs have kept him in the forefront of European poster art. Kieser is perhaps best known for his jazz and rock concert posters, and particularly for the design work he did for the German concert producers Lippman & Rau from the 1950-80s. His early collaborative atelier with typographer Hans Michel (1952-62) produced some truly remarkable work, graphically highly original, and imbued with a great sensitivity to the aesthetic of the artists being promoted.

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        Der Balkon., Schauspiel.

      Hamburg, Merlin Verlag Andreas J. Meyer, 1959 - 227 Seiten mit 6 ganzseitigen Originalsiebdrucken von Hermann Steffens, 2 davon zweifarbig. mit Schutzumschlag und Pergaminumschlag, Buchblock unbeschnitten," Im Frühjahr 1959 als Erstausgabe in deutscher Sprache in einer einmaligen numerierten Auflage von 500 Exemplaren im Merlin Verlag Andreas J. Meyer in Hamburg erschienen, Einband und Illustrationen sind Originalsiebdrucke von Hermann Steffens. Die Exemplare 1-200 sind handsigniert und enthalten 4 einfarbige und 2 zweifarbige Illustrationen; die Exempare 201-500 enthalten 6 einfarbige Illustrationen., Schrift: Aldus-Buchschrift, Satz und Druck: Conrad Kayser, Hamburg, Einband: Ladstetter GmbH, Hamburg, Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nr. 24," Exemplar zusätzlich mit einer signierten Widmung des Autors auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz, Übertragung ins Deutsche von Georg Schulte-Frohlinde Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 428 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Naples - Illustré de 14 pointes sèches originales de Bernard BUFFET # SIGNE

      Compagnie Saint-Gobain, Paris 1959 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 en feuilles sous emboitage. - ILLUSTRATION : 14 pointes-sèches originales de Bernard BUFFET. - IMPRIMEUR : Atelier Daragnès. - TIRAGE : Limité à 300 exemplaires. - PAPIER : Vélin d'Arches. - SIGNATURE : Signé au crayon par Buffet au justificatif. - TAILLE : 28 x 38 cm. - REFERENCES : Catalogue raisonné Rheims, ref. #327 à 340. - ETAT : Excellent, défauts à l'emboitage. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rome: The City and Its People

      New York: Viking Press, 1959 Hardcover SIGNED. First American edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light rubbing at the edges, tiny chips at the spine ends and tips, a couple of tiny tears, a small piece of tape to the verso at the heel, a crease to the back flap and one along the length of the spine, and the laminate bubbling at the spine. A nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs and text by William Klein. 190 pages; b&w gravure-printed plates throughout; 8.75 x 11.25 inches. Text in English. SIGNED BY KLEIN on the contents page, personalized, and inscribed "Rome Sweet Rome." Klein's second book, and one of his six 'city books,' which include: New York (1956); Tokyo (1964); Moscow (1964); Torino (1990); and Paris (2003.) This volume is divided into five chapters: Cittadini di Roma, La Strada, Citta eterna, Ragazzi, and Mondo Cattolico (Roman Citizens, The Street, The Eternal City, Youth, and the Catholic World) with sections of text in between that include extended captions by Klein and quotes from various sources. It was simultaneously published in France, the UK, the US, Italy, and Japan. See: Roth, Book of 101 Books, p.140-143; The Open Book, p.178-179; Auer, 802 Books from the M.+ M. Auer collection, p.388.

      [Bookseller: A&D Books]
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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

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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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