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        Das Lachen des grossen Pan und andere panische Geschichten.

      Wiesbaden, Zikaden Presse, 1959. Folio. (35) S. Mit 1 kol., sign. Orig.-Tuschezeichnung auf dem Halbtitel u. 8 Tafeln nach Lithographien von Elfriede Weidenhaus. Farb. illustr. Orig.-Leinenbd. (bestossen). Nr. 29 v. 500 Ex., im Impressum von der Künstlerin signiert. Erstes Werk der Zikaden Presse. Elfriede Weidenhaus (*1931) studierte an der Kunstgewerbeschule Leipzig sowie an der Akademie für Grafik und Buchkunst und war Meisterschülerin von Max Schwimmer. Sie veröffentlichte in ihrer eigenen (Zikaden-)Presse bibliophile Drucke mit Originlagraphiken oft erotischen Inhalts und gestaltete zahlreiche Exlibris u. Spielkarten. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        The Birthday Party

      London: Encore Publishing Co.. (1959). First. First edition. A just about fine copy of a book usually found well-rubbed. The very uncommon true first edition of Pinter's first play. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THIS IS MY GOD

      First Edition of the acclaimed author's enlightening account of the Jewish people and their faith, as well as his own highly personal statement of his own solid faith and unwavering commitment to Judaism. As entertaining as any of his novels, the work holds great appeal for Jews and non-Jews alike. Fine in very near fine price-clipped dust jacket, this copy is signed in blue fountain pen on the title page by Herman Wouk. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        La Divine Comédie. Divine Comedy. L'Enfer. Le Purgatoire. Le Paradis.

      6 volumes. Folio, loose as issued, preserved in the original pictorial slipcases and chemise. Limited edition of 4.765 numbered copy, of which our copy is one of 3.900 in Rives Vellus. Illustrated with 100 woodcuts of Salvador Dali watercolors from 1950 to 1963. The wood engravings were realized by Raymond Jacquet and Jean Taricco. Very good copy, slipcases with minor defects, inside prints and texts are in very good condition. Beautiful copy in very good condition. More pictures on request [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA - ILAB)]
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        The Naked Lunch

      Olympia Press 1959 - Olympia Press, Paris 1959. First Edition / First Printing / First issue. Dated 1959 with no additional printings. Green wraps priced at 1500 Francs. Rare Book. Traveller's Companion Series Number 76. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine. Shelf wear, name and bookplate at the endpaper. Ink mark at the top edge. Protected by a poly bag and cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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      Very Good Simon & Schuster. J Book Condition: Hardcover Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Psycho FIRST EDITION Robert Bloch 1ST PRINTING 1959 Books into Film RARE Book

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        Saucers - Spring & Summer 1959. UFO / Max Miller's Retained Copy

      Los Angeles: Flying Saucers International, 1959 Los Angeles: Flying Saucers International, 1959. First Edition of the Sping & Summer, 1959 issue, Vol. VII, Nos. 1 & 2. This is the copy from the UFOlogy collection of Max Miller, founder of Flying Saucers International and editor of this, the organization's publication. Printed stapled wraps, octavo, 24 pp.; slightly aged-toned; Fine. An extraordinarily scarce piece of UFOlogy history, with unusual association status, being Max Miller's own copy of his publication. His 'Saucers' publication was an early intelligent treatment of a topic which was treated in a dizzying variety of ways in those early years. This issue features the annual gathering at Giant Rock, a Japanese photo of a Transient Lunar Phenomenon looking rather UFOish, a number of sightings reports and quite a lot more, including a Morris K. Jessup piece entitled "UFOlogy: A Plea and A Warning". L103

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        The Poorhouse Fair

      Knopf, NY 1959 - Updike's second book and first novel, nominated for the National Book Award and winner of the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, for a novel which, despite not being a commercial success, was nonetheless "a considerable literary achievement." Signed by the author. With the bookplate of diplomat and ambassador John Moors Cabot on the front flyleaf: Cabot lived on Cape Ann, one town over from Updike. Fine in a near fine dust jacket, with a bit of rubbing to the front panel and a closed but crooked tear to the lower rear panel. In a custom three quarter leather clamshell case from the Praxis Bindery. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        The Poorhouse Fair (Signed 1st)

      Knopf 1959 - First edition 1st printing, Very Good book with light rubbing and wear bottom edges, some very slight spots front board, bit of fade along top edges, PON on front end page and small number 75 in ballpoint on rear paste-down; in a Very Good first issue jacket with rubbing and some color loss to black portions, wear and small chips at spine ends and corners, small closed tears at top of spine, couple of light overwrite impressions. Signed and inscribed – To Felix, with a dry pen, John. The author has also marked a line through the text on the front flap and written “not true.” An interesting and unique copy of Updike’s first novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Squid Ink Books]
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        Watt (Limited edition)

      Grove Press, New York City 1959 - One of 100 copies specially bound. Brown cloth. This being copy number 87. A Near fine copy without dust jacket as issued. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rob Warren Books]
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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959. First edition, first impression. Original black cloth with blind-stamped skull with gilt eyes to upper board and titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding with tiny bumps to the extremities, the contents without inscriptions or stamps, clean and bright throughout. Complete with very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is tanned to the spine and edges and has a small abrasion to the rear panel. Not price-clipped (15s net to the front flap). First impression, first issue, first state binding. 24,250 copies printed. [Gilbert A7a (1.1).]

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Bronzes and Jades of Ancient China

      Tokyo, Japan: The Nihon Keizai, 1959. 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.. Presumed First Edition. Buckram. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1959 - Octavo, boards. Signed by Millar. A Lew Archer novel. "Cumulatively exciting, beautifully plotted and written with taste, perception and compassion." - Anthony Boucher. ".a mystery that turns upon multiple questions of inheritance and identity." Nolan, Ross Macdonadl: A Biography, pp. 198. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 676-678. A near fine copy, some dustiness to top edge with some light fade to top stain, some light foxing to end papers, light shelf wear in a near fine dust jacket, touch of shelf wear, touch of color fade to pink color in design on spine panel, very light foxing to flaps. A very nice copy. (8537) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Naked Lunch

      Olympia Press, 1959. Softcover. Very Good. Olympia Press, Paris 1959. First Edition / First Printing / First issue. Dated 1959 with no additional printings. Green wraps priced at 1500 Francs. Rare Book. Traveller's Companion Series Number 76. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine. Shelf wear, name and bookplate at the endpaper. Ink mark at the top edge. Protected by a poly bag and cardboard.

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        Album de photographies originales réalisé par le photographe de plateau Serge Beauvarlet, à l'occasion du tournage du film de Roger Vadim en 1959.

      - Album à spirales in folio dans lequel sont fixés 149 tirages argentiques d'époque, de format 13 x 18 cm environ. Les clichés de Serge Beauvarlet illustrent à la perfection l'érotisme et le trouble pervers provoqués par Jeanne Moreau et Gérard Philipe au sommet de leur beauté. Adaptation moderne du roman de Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, publié en 1782, le film fut dans un premier temps interdit à sa sortie en 1959. En dehors Gérard Philipe et Jeanne Moreau, les principaux acteurs comprennent Annette Stroydberg (épouse de Roger Vadim), Jean-Louis Trintignant, Nadine Vogel, Boris Vian.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        Armeria Patronimica Espanola

      Madrid - Ediciones Hidalguia, 1959 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An attractively bound work on patronymics in Spanish heraldry. A patronym, or patronymic, is a component of a personal name based on the given name of one's father, grandfather or an even earlier male ancestor. In the original Spanish. First edition. Scarce. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, smart with just some very light wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages immaculately bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      Netherlands, Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij. [1959]. First edition, first printing. Original laminated pictorial boards. Square 8vo. An excellent near fine copy with some rubbing and light bumping at the extremities. The contents are complete and without inscriptions or stamps. The fragile spine remains complete, scarce thus. An excellent example. A superb collection of photographs shot at concerts in Amsterdam and the Hague. Images include Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins Trio, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Chet Baker and Louis Armstrong. (Roth p.156; Hasselblad p.184,185; Parr p. 246.)Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English

      Oxford - The Clarendon Press, 1959 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English. Edited by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler based on the Oxford Dictionary. Fourth edition revised by E. McIntosh. Condition: In a navy blue cloth binding in an unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. There is some minor bumping to the top and tail of the spine. Dustwrapper is generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. There are some chips and closed tears to the joints and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED in a VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        William Klein: Rome: The City and Its People (Signed)

      The Viking Press,, New York 1959 - Signed by William Klein. First english language edition. Book itself is Near Fine. Tight binding. Spine lettering bright. Very Good Dust Jacket has a small chip at the top of spine and a repaired tear. A bit of edge wear. Klein's second book. See photos [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rob Warren Books]
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        Time Out of Joint.

      Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1959 - Octavo. Original orange-pink boards, spine and front board lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, tips a little worn, some minor abrasion to the front free endpaper, annotation to the rear free endpaper. A very good copy in the bright jacket. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959. Sixth printing of the 1954 first edition. Signed by Ian Fleming. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A superb near fine, clean, bright and tight copy, the lightest of bumping to the spine tips, the contents complete and without foxing. With the ?"Four Oaks Farm?" bookplate of film producer Stan Meyer to the front free endpaper. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a small chip to the bottom of the spine where it meets the back panel, which is a little dusty. Not price-clipped; 10s 6d net. Unusually for this printing, the dustwrapper is identical to that of the first edition, third state (rear flap blank, back panel with advert for Casino Royale, the front flap with the artist credit directly underneath the publisher?'s blurb). Signed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper. Provenance: From the library of Stanley and Dodo Meyer. Stanley Meyer, a producer at Warner Brothers, had in 1956 expressed an interest in buying an option on Live and Let Die and Moonraker. At the time of presentation he was producer and co-owner of the legendary Dragnet, the most successful police series on US television.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        ORIGINAL HAPPENINGS EVENT FLYER ILLUSTRATED BY RED GROOMS FOR THE JANUARY 1960 "HAPPENINGS AT THE REUBEN GALLERY", featuring "Fireman's Dream" by Red Grooms, "The Big Laugh" by Allan Kaprow, and "Small Cannon" by Robert Whitman.

      New York: Reuben Gallery, (1959). (1959) - - sc - An original 17 inch high by 12 inch wide black & white flyer designed and illustrated by Red Grooms for the series of Happenings which took place at Reuben Gallery from January 8 through the 11th, 1960 and the overlapping exhibition of Red Grooms' works displayed at the gallery from January 9 through the 28th of that year. One half of the flyer lists the 3 performance art events scheduled for the evenings of January 8th through the 11th, boldly titled in facsimile of the artist's handwriting within a heavy black frame. Illustrated with what appears to be an arm reaching out for a ball at the left of the frame. "Happenings at the Reuben Gallery: Art in a New Medium produced before a seated audience" is additionally printed in type within the frame, and the dates and relevant information is printed along the bottom: "4 evenings January 8.9.10, 11 at 8:30 p.m. Admission by Advance Reservation Only / Write: Reuben Gallery 61 Fourth Avenue N.Y.C. 3 N.Y. Phone OR-41136 min. contrib. $1.50". Depicted upside down on the other half of the sheet is a bold black & white illustration of one of Red Groom's paintings of a man in a wide brimmed hat reaching out with his hand, the whole heavily scribbled out with bold black lines in Grooms inimitable style with the words "Red Grooms Jan 9 - Jan 28" boldly written at left of the image. The sheet is folded twice horizontally and once vertically for mailing. It is addressed in ink to "Brata" on the verso with Reuben Gallery's return address and a 1959 postmarked US postage stamp. The flyer is soiled with creases to the edges, several pinholes to two of the corners, a short tear along the edge of one fold and some damage and rough short tears to the left edge not affecting the text. A bold powerful event flyer. The event flyer advertised performances of Red Grooms' "Fireman's Dream" (later titled "The Magic Train Ride"), Allan Kaprow's "The Big Laugh", and Robert Whitman's "Small Cannon" in addition to an exhibition of Red Grooms' art work.A rare event flyer for an early "happening", a term coined by Allan Kaprow to describe these early performance art events.The art exhibit held in conjunction with the performances was Red Grooms first solo show.The flyer is addressed to the Brata gallery, located at 89 E. 10th street, which was itself significant as one of the 10th Street galleries that operated co-operatively in Manhattan's East Village. These artist run galleries operated on low budgets were the avant-garde alternative to the conservative 57th Street galleries.In its short life (October 1959 to April 1961), the Reuben Gallery, founded by Anita Reuben as "an outpost for human image in a sea of Abstract Expressionism", helped launch the careers of many of the important artists of the period. George Brecht, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, and George Segal were among the many modern artists whose works were exhibited by the Reuben.In a 2012 article published by The New York Times about the Pace Gallery's exhibition entitled "Happenings: New York, 1958-1963" Red Grooms states that "All of us were painters or makers of something. I guess we all had a knack for doing something theatrical, and there was a certain sort of movement in painting at that time. Pollock was a prime influence." and further describes his work "I was enamored with all sorts of theater-- circuses, carnivals, ice shows, things on television. In high school assemblies I would do skits; I'd come out in a tutu and do a pratfall. So my Happenings were physical as well. In all of them I played this character called the Pasty Man, who would come out from behind the curtain with this candle."RARE. [No copies found in WorldCat]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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      London: Faber & Faber. 1959. First edition, first printing. Original card covers. INSCRIBED by the author, ?"For Pat Magee / In friendship / Sam. Beckett / Paris Xmas / 1959?". Very much his working copy with underlining and various inscriptions / diagrams in Magee?'s hand. From the condition, one could assume that he carried it around in his back pocket for the 20 years following presentation, the covers are loose, chipped and worn but the pages are generally clean and without tears. Housed in purpose-made quarter black morocco solander box by The Chelsea Bindery. Patrick Magee, an Irish actor renowned for his stage work in plays by Pinter and Beckett and films including A Clockwork Orange had not yet met Samuel Beckett in early 1958, when Beckett began a short piece (running to little more than ten minutes in performance) with the working title ?'The Magee Monologue?'. Beckett had heard a recording of a radio performance of All That Fall and embarked on a piece written specifically for Magee. The piece would be re-titled Krapp?'s Last Tape and Beckett and Magee would become lifelong collaborators, friends and drinking companions; the dedication of this copy, from the author to the actor for whom the part, and piece, was written, marks the beginning of that professional and personal relationship. A landmark copy of one of the most significant plays of the twentieth century.

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      London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson,, 1959. Quarto. Original black cloth-backed pink boards, titles to spine gilt. Halftone photographic illustrations throughout, many full page. Light fading to top edge of boards. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper by Cecil Beaton to his friend Mark Boxer (1931?-1988), "To Mark - with infinite gratitude for your great contribution. Blessings, Cecil, London 1959". Mark Boxer designed the layout of the present title and of The Face of the World (1957), a scrapbook of Beaton's work from the 1940s and 50s . Boxer had a long and varied career in the publishing industry and at the time of his death was the editor-in-chief of Tatler. Boxer was also a political cartoonist who co-authored with George Melly the Simon and Joanna Stringalong series, a satire of the NW1 intelligentsia, which appeared first in The Times and then in The Guardian. Beaton and Boxer sat for each other's portraits on several occasions, the most striking example being Beaton's undated monochrome watercolour of the young Boxer.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Original Manuscript to Poem "For the Bad Gray Poet, My Old Crony and Hero, Robert Frost", as Well as a Holograph Manuscript for an Untitled Poem

      No Date - one sheet typed manuscript with holograph corrections in pencil and red ink, 14 typed lines aside from the title. Folded single sheet of paper half of which is glued to the inside front endpaper of "Life Studies", Farrar, 1959. Some moderate staining and wrinkling. Possibly unpublished. The other poem is handwritten on a loose twice-folded sheet of paper, beginning "I could not have been sitting in my room, next to Pascal and Goethe.". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Trader]
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        Naked Lunch

      Grove Press Inc, New York 1959 - Very good first US edition in very good dust jacket. Half black cloth, half black paper covered boards. Gold text and graphics on spine. Boards are soiled. Top edge has slight fading, the other two edges are soiled. Small amount of creasing at head and tail of board spine. Lower front and back fore-edge corners are bumped and rubbed through to boards. Upper fore-edge corners are rubbed and paper is split on back corner. Dust jacket has shelf-wear soil; stains on lower left corner of front panel and also on spine. Fore-edge folds are sunned and rubbed. Head and tail of jacket spine are creased and chipped with several small closed vertical tears. Fore-edge corners have small amount of rubs. Not price clipped. Please use close up option for best inspection. Additional photos available at your request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: R & G Bliss Books]
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        [An Archive of Letters from Director Robert Lewis re: Her Work on Adapting CHÉRI]

      London, Liverpool, etc. 14 January through 14 April 1959.. Nine autograph letters, signed ('Billy' or 'B'), 20 pages, octavo; two autograph notes, signed; two autograph postcards, signed. Each bearing the rubberstamp "From The Estate of Anita Loos," but very good. A good and affectionate sequence of letters from Lewis to Loos, who was then engaged in the adaptation of Colette's CHÉRI and THE LAST OF CHÉRI to the stage. Lewis directed Kim Stanley and Horst Buchholz in the play during its two month run at the Morosco Theatre. Through much of period of the correspondence, Lewis is partially preoccupied with rehearsals and the opening for his current production in London (Hellman and Bernstein's CANDIDE, which opened in London in April), but while pressed for time, focuses too on his reading of Loos's drafts in progress, meetings with potential cast members and negotiations with Buchholz, his own conceptions of the stage presentation, and other nuts and bolts issues. His letters anticipate his return to New York in May, "when we can then go right into collaboration ...." Accompanied by typed transcripts of three of the letters, a copy of PLAYBILL for the production, and a catalogue for an exhibition drawing on Lewis's papers at Kent State, 1991-2. Lewis (1909- 1997) was a founding member of the Group Theatre, founder of the Actors Studio, and eventually became Chairman of the Yale Acting and Directing departments in the 1970s.

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        The Hustler

      New York: Harper Brothers, [1959] - First edition. 8vo. 214, [1] pp. Red cloth and boards. Fine in near fine unclipped dust jacket by Nancy Etheredge (spine panel slightly sunned) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Madeline and the Gypsies

      Viking Press 1959 - Near fine first edition in a near fine jacket. Author's signature on a laid-in page. Folio, green cloth. 56 pp. Illustrated in color on every page. Housed in a slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Americans

      New York: Grove Press,, 1959. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. Oblong quarto. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Photographs throughout by Frank. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Cloth a little faded at head of spine, internally fine; an excellent copy, in the jacket with toned spine and some nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first printing. One of Frank's most notable publications and something of a sensation in its day.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Journal of Norman Lee, 1898 which is the account of a cattle-drive from the Chilcotin country to Teslin Lake by the Telegraph Trail

      Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:: Robert and Felicity Reid,, 1959.. Edition of 100, 5 of which were bound in full leather.. 6.65 x 9.85", 58 pages. Set in Linotype Eldorado. Printed on English Eynsford Ancient Laid paper. Signed on colophon by Reid. Numbered. Bound in full leather by Claudia Cohen with gilt line accents as well as press device in gilt. Laid in cloth-covered clam shell box with marbled paper edges, leather title label on spine. Of the edition of 100, 5 of which were bound in full leather. This is one of those 5. The Journal of Norman Lee was the third in a series relating to the history of British Columbia by the Robert Reid press. Includes fold-out map and tip-ins of Lee's steamer ticket to New York, a letter to an aunt from San Francisco, and a sheet of poetical scribblings. "Reid's Leaves" (Heavenly Monkey, 2001), Robert Reid: "'We stumbled across the journal of Norman Lee listening to the radio - CBR at that time. Eileen Laurie was reading parts of it over the air, and it sounded perfect for our third B.C. historical publication. She had obtained it from Lee's younger brother, Edward Penrose Lee, along with letters and other documents. The journal had never been published and was a great find, well deserving of being printed on the British handmade Eynsford Ancient Laid paper that we had saved for just such a book." Heavenly Monkey Press: "Not all of the copies sent to Fritz Brunn were bound up (Reid estimates about three-quarters of the edition was actually issued). Bookseller Stephen Lunsford had 20 complete sets in 2003, which he, Reid and Heavenly Monkey publisher Rollin Milroy collaborated to issue. Rather than attempting to make these copies uniform with the original issue, an afterword was set and printed at Heavenly Monkey, as was an additional colophon that identified these copies as one of 20 issued in 2003 [i.e. 2006-8], signed by Reid. The sheets were sent to Claudia Cohen for binding: five were bound in full leather, and 15 in quarter leather, each with different marbled paper over boards. These copies were issued by Stephen Lunsford." This is copy #3 of 5 bound in full leather by Claudia Cohen.

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      Habana [Havana], Cuba: Triumphal Return of Fidel Castro into Havana in 1959, Undated. First edition. Wrappers. Fine. A Fine copy of this scarce Cuban Propaganda Album issued to "educate" Cuban children with respect to Castro's "Revolution" in Cuba (slight coloration to upper margin of the front wrapper's verso and the rear wrapper's recto) complete with 268 numbered cards, and 3 unnumbered revolutionary movement cards (for a total of 371 cards), each inserted in the proper place. Each numbered card was to be affixed to the proper rectangular space having a number matching the card beneath which space there is a preprinted numbered caption describing the applicable card's illustration. The illustrations show scenes from the Revolucion and its heroes such as Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, and others from the Revolucion's 1952 commencement to the Triumphal Return of Fidel Castro to Habana in 1959. The three spaces for the revolutionary movement cards are respectively captioned "MOVIMIENTO 26 DE JULIO", DIRECTORIO REVOLUCIONARIO, and SEGUNDO FRENDE NACIONAL ESCAMBRAY". As part of an advertising campaign presumably beginning in or about 1960, the cards were provided by Cia. Industrial Empacadora de Dulces, S.A. as premiums for the purchase of their canned fruit products for the children to collect in the book (also provided by the company). On this copy, the rear wrapper's verso contains a full page advertisement for Felices. An unusually Fine copy of this interesting piece of Cuban Revolutionary Propaganda for children. QUITE SCARCE, especially when in a condition as nice as is this copy.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Versi prosaici

      Salvatore Sciascia, Caltanissetta-Roma, "Biblioteca minima. Serie Albums", n. 1. 1959 (giugno) - cm 7,8x12,2, pag 64 su carta a mano, ril edit in pelle con fregio al piatto ant e tit al dorso in oro. - Edizione di 250 es. numerati di cui 100 ril in tutta pelle, ma il nostro non riporta numerazione. La giustificazione della tiratura è spiegata in un foglietto editoriale coevo (non allegato). E.O. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le vray antiphonaire belletrien.

      Thélème, A l'enseigne du Morpion rouge et vert, 1959. - Gr. in-8°, 288p. Recueil de chansons de salle de garde (belles-lettriennes évidemment) accompagnées des musiques et illustrées de dessins humoristiques de Marcel North. Edition hors commerce limitée et numérotée. Celui-ci un des 50 exemplaires du tirage de tête sur vélin d'Arches, numérotés en chiffres romains, accompagnés d'une suite en rouge des illustrations de Marcel North. La suite comporte 3 chansons et 2 dessins qui ne figurent pas dans le tirage "courant". Ex-libris d'un éminent belletrien, gravé (par le même North) contrecollé en page de garde. Magnifique exemplaire. en feuilles sous chemise et étui illustrés du monogramme belletrien.

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        Memento Mori

      London: Macmillan. 1959. First. First edition. A little cocked, spine a little faded, and three light tape shadows on the front fly, else very good lacking the dustwrapper. Signed by the author. .

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        HANDS FULL OF HONEY By ELOISE WILLIAMS EMBRY signed 1959 rare First Edition

      Exposition Press, NY 1959 - TITLE: HANDS FULL OF HONEY By ELOISE WILLIAMS EMBRY signed 1959 rare First Edition AUTHOR: ELOISE WILLIAMS EMBRY PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: EXPOSITION PRESS, NY 1959 EDITION: First Edition stated CATEGORY: Signed, Poetry, First Edition BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: Green CONDITION: The jacket is in fair plus condition; there is a small split to the bottom edge of the spine; there is a chip the middle of the spine. The $2.50 price is still on the front flap. There is signature written in blue ink on the inside board. The author has signed the title page "Best Wishes and God bless you, Alberta - Love - Eloise W. Embry." Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 40 pages. Fair++/Fair dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Signed First Edition stated. EXPOSITION PRESS, NY 1959. A COLLECTION OF THRITY-EIGHT POEMS THAT GIVE DEEP AND PLEASANT WORD PICTURES RELIGION, FRIENDS, RECOLLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD, AND FAMILY LIFE. This is the only copy of this book found for sale on the internet at the time of this research!!!! Fair++/Fair dust jacket condition. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 950 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 005731 Size: 5 ½ x 8 ½ [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Simon and Schuster, 1959., 1959. First edition. Signed by the author. Page edges uniformly tanned else near fine in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. A police procedural freely adapted by Akira Kurosawa for his relentlessly engrossing film, HIGH AND LOW (1963). An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is mistakenly kidnapped and held for ransom. The dilemma is he has the money the kidnappers demand but had intended to use it to gain control of the shoe company with the intent of keeping it out of the hands of incompetent and greedy executives.The drama heightens when he must decide between the certain loss of the company versus the probable loss of the child. Steve Carella and the other detectives of the 87th Precinct step into the picture to provide direction and assistance.

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