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        Commercial Hydroponics : Facts and Figures

      Bendon Books, 1959, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, Limited Edition, Signed by Author(s)the boards are worn and marked. some foxing. Signed Limited Edition. No. 366 of 1000. previous owner's signature. Not Suitable for Airmail. tightly bound. [P.K.] Quantity Available: 1. Signed by Author(s). Inventory No: 91cl.

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        MOTION in VISION / VISION in MOTION. Robert BREER, Pol BURY, Yves KLEIN, Heinz MACK, Enzo MARI, Bruno MUNARI, MECKER, Dieter Rot, Jesus Raphael SOTO, Daniel SPOERRI, Jean TINGUELY, Paul Van HOEYDONCK

      Hessenhuis, Antwerp 1959 - Hessenhuis, Antwerp, Belgium, 1959. Exhibition catalogue. Catalogue: Unpaginated, stapled bound. 2 pages, intoduction in Dutch and French by Marc Cammewaert, curator of the show. Loose sheet with text in French by Jean Séaux; 2 pages, text in French by Bathazar on Bury. Participating artists: Breer, Bury, Klein, Mack, Mari, Munari, Mecker, Rot, Soto, Spoerri, Tinguely, Van Hoeydonck. Contributions to the catalogue by: W. Emmet, H. Mack, O. Piene, Bury, D. Rot, J. Tinguely, P. Van Hoeydonck. H. Mack: a sheet of aluminated paper (front cover) and 2 b/w reproductions of works and a text in German, French, English "The Dynamic Structure of Colour and Light; O. Piene: text in German, French, English and 1 reproduction of the work "reines Licht" (Pure Light); P. Bury: 2 lacerated blank plates; D. Rot: "Carré dépliable" (Unfoldable Square), originally published in #2 of the Spoerri's artist magazine "Material"; E. Williams: "Progression", folding sheet, poem to be published in the forthcoming issue #3 of "Material"; P. Van Hoeydonck: a text by Maurits Blicke. J. Tinguely's contribution is the reproduction of his manifesto "Für Statik" (For Statics). Paper covers (half-sized front cover, showing the aluminated plate by Mack). Stapled. 21 x 21 cm. Designed by Van Hoeydonck. Exhibition organized by Pol Bury, Paul van Hoeydonck, Jean Tinguely and Daniel Spoerri at Hessenhuis in Antwerpen, Belgium, March 21 - May 3, 1959, giving for the first time an international audience to Group Zero. Very early and scarce catalogue. Some foxing and yellowing at edges and spine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Arabian Sands. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER

      Longmans, [1959]8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 68 plates on 46, 3 maps in the text and a large folding map in red and black in pocket at end; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price - clipped dustwrapper. The author's first book, chronicling his years of travel after WWII 'without European companions and living as an Arab'. One of the great travelogues of the twentieth century. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. First edition of the only book ever written entirely by Bobby Fischer. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Bobby Fischer on the front free endpaper. Light wear to the bottom boards, near fine in a very good dust jacket. This is the only book ever authored entirely by Bobby Fischer, and it was written when he was fifteen. It has historical significance as a prelude to the rest of the chess player's career. Within, Fischer analyses thirty-four games. He reflects on the experiences of thirteen games from the U.S. Championship Tournament of 1957-58 as well as the prize-winning "Game of the Century" from the Third Rosenwald Trophy Tournament. He also includes the scores of twenty games from the 1958 Portoroz Interzonal Tournament in which he played against Tal, Gligorich, Petrosyan, Bronstein, and more of the world's elite. The games in this book reveal Bobby Fischer's brilliance in middle and end-game strategy.

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        Italia antiqua auctoris, methodo, verbis, et tabulis geographicis retentis contracta opera Ioh. Bunonis.

      Buno, Wolfenbüttel 1959 - 6 n.n. Blätter, 773 ( recte 768 ) Seiten, 24 n.n.Blättern. Mit gestochenem Titel, 4 gestochenen Faltkarten sowie einem gestochenen Faltplan. Halbleder der Zeit, 8°. Einband stärker beschädigt, bestoßen mit Schab und Rißspuren, oberes Kapital beschädigt, Reste von Bibliotheksschildchen auf dem Rücken. Innen fehlt der fliegende unbedruckte Vorsatz vorn. >> Das Hauptwerk des Leidener Gelehrten und Begründer der wissenschaftlichen historischen Geographie <<. Der schöne ausfaltbare Plan mit einer Darstellung des antiken Roms aus der Vogelschau, die Karten zeigen unterschiedliche Regionen Italiens ( Italia vetus - Italiae Gallica sive Galliae Cisalpinae - Etruria, Latium, Umbria, Picenum, Sabini, Marsi - Campania, Samnium, Apulia, Lucania, Brutii ). Innen etwas gebräunt ( einige Seiten auch stärker ), Titel mit Vermerk von alter Hand und kleinen Wurmspuren ( desgleichen der Vorsatz hinten ), sonst innen gelegentlich leicht fleckig. Insgesamt aber innen von guter Erhaltung, desgleichen der Plan Roms und die 4 Karten. ( With engraved title, 4 engraved folded maps and 1 engraved folded plan of antique Roma. Contemporary half calf ( bumped, chafed, torn, head spine-end damaged, rests of library label to spine, free front endpaper missing ) ( Gewicht 1000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of the Unicorn

      Methuen, 1959, Hardcover, Book Condition: Poor, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThe boards are worn - part of the spine is loose. One crossed through inscription. Foxing. Netting visible but the binding is holding. Poor. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: sb62.

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        Probably unpublished photograph of Barney Bigard, Avrill Shaw & Louis Armstrong inscribed " To ... / Best Wishes/ Satchmo/Louis Armstrong/Barney Bigard"

      Good. c. 1959. some wear to edges; A nice, clear original gelatin-silver photo dry-mounted to stiff cardboard ; Photograph; 7.5 x 9 .3 in; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1959 First edition, first issue with the original price of "Francs 1500" (later issues have a "18NF" price sticker). Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "For David / William Burroughs". Original publisher's green wrappers; original purple and white pictorial dust jacket designed by the author. Near fine, with some minor rubbing to the spine ends, former owner's inscription to the front flyleaf, bright and clean pages; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear and small nicks to the spine ends, light toning to the spine, fresh panels. Overall, a bright and pleasing copy, inscribed by Burroughs. The Naked Lunch was first published in Paris as part of The Olympia Press' The Traveller's Companion series, which included other literary classics like Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita (1955) and Henry Miller's Quiet Days in Clichy (1956), among others. The Olympia Press was well known for its liberal selection of literature; many English-speaking authors published their books with Olympia in Paris after being rejected by other publishing houses. Even so, Olympia's publisher Maurice Girdoias did not initially want to publish the racy The Naked Lunch, but changed his mind after selections from the novel appeared in literary magazines, including The Chicago Review. The chapters in The Naked Lunch are a series of vignettes, intended to be read independently of one another, that follow drug addict William Lee as he travels to a variety of locations; each story is loosely based on Burroughs' own experiences with drugs in these locations. As John Ciardi commented in his June 27, 1959 review for The Saturday Review, "what Burroughs is writing about is not only the destruction of depraved men by their drug lust, but the destruction of all men by their consuming addictions, whether the addiction be drugs or overrighteous propriety, lasciviousness or sixteen-year-old girls.". Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring ; The Two Towers ; The Return of the King. 3 Volumes

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1959, London - Complete in 3 volumes. 423, 352 & 416 pp. All published in 1962 - 12th & 9th impressions of the first edition. Bound in recent full red morocco. Five raised bands to spine and gilt-lettered titles. Top edge gilt. Folding maps at the rear of each volume. A Near Fine set.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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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. Tiny sticker from previous bookseller neatly pasted to the front pastedown. The interior front hinge with a one-inch split at the base, a cosmetic issue only and not at all affecting the integrity of the binding or text block. Else a very clean copy, and quite tight. Very gently read. A Very Good Plus copy. Lacking the slipcase. All in all a lovely copy of an extremely 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.

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        Goldfinger

      Jonathan Cape, 1959, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, 1st Editionthe book has a previous owner's neat signature. the boards are a little shelf rubbed. . the jacket is from a later edition. the spine is a little darkened and there is a small closed tear at the back and also a small mark. a very attractive book. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: dl83.

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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1959. Octavo. Original wrappers printed in green and black. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the bright jacket with faintly toned spine and spine ends lightly nicked. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Breakfast at Tiffany's

      Hamish Hamilton, 1959, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 2nd EditionThe jacket is rubbed and edgeworn but has not suffered much paper loss. Internally clean (one sticker) and tightly bound. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Modern First Editions; Inventory No: g682.

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        Derrière le Miroir, No 107-108-109 - 1959: Sur 4 Murs

      Maeght Éditeur, Paris 1959 - Folio. 29, [3]pp. Original lithographic wrappers. Striking DLM issue published in June 1958 on the occasion of an exhibition of monumental works by Bonnard, Matisse, Braque, Chagall, Picasso, Kandinsky, Brancusi, Léger, Miró, Giacometti, Bazaine, Tal Coat and Ubac. This work is complete with its 4 original lithographs by Miro, Chagall, Giacometti, Tal Coat, and 8 reproductions of artwork by Braque, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Kandinsky, Miro, Léger and Bazaine. Ex-library stamp and sticker at front wrap (Library Museum of Fine Arts Houston). Spine heavily rubbed. Moderate foxing and age-toning along edges of wrappers. Text in French. Wrappers in overall fair, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        McCabe

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1959 - 146pp.; HB blk.w/brick; some rub w/some wear on corners&edges; lt.foxing on endpapers; corner-fold pg.83; some staining pgs.62,71,114&115 otherwise clean,tight pgs. DJ blk.w/orange-photo cover of hand w/gun; covers rubbed w/many chips&tears on edges; ft.flap corner-cut but price still showing; old price sticker bk.cover; color transfer inside jacket. plot: "A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote old west mining town and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene." Basis for the film, 'McCabe and Mrs. Miller.' rare first edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Monkey. One of only sixty copies. Signed

      Apiary Press. Good. 1959. Quarter Morocco. Marble boards.. some wear to edges; One of sixty copies; this being the "Artist&#39;s Copy" signed, and additionally inscribed to a patron. Arnold&#39;s handmade collotype paper. Greek-keyed grained brown morocco; four raised bands; gilt monkeys&#39; heads to spine compartments after Cornell&#39;s plate at half-title. Fine binding. Unpaginated. Ten etchings together with etched vignettes at half-title, title & colophon. A little wear to edges of marbled boards. ; Etching; Folio; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        Goldfinger.

      London: Jonathan Cape 1959 - First edition, first issue, second state. 8vo. 318 pp. Publisher's black cloth gilt, gilt lettered to the spine, the blindstamped design of a skull to the upper board featuring twin gilt blocked coins to the eyes, dust jacket, not price clipped. Map at p. 246. A lovely, bright copy. Gilbert, A7a (1.2).

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Air France. Rome

      Paris.: Perceval.. 1959.. Color poster, lithograph, 39 1/4 x 24 3/4 inches (100 x 63 cm). Professionally mounted on linen. A few edge tears at top up to 1 1/2 inches, now all minimized. Striking, surreal image with brilliant color by Nathan. Printed by Perceval. .

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        The Man Who Lost His Way -by W E Johns

      London: MacDonald, 1959, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 1959, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Vernon Cover Art-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, tight and square, in a bright attractive Very Good dustjacket with a couple of small abrasions, some light rubbing to the rear panel which is white with text, two small tape marks on verso of jacket with show through on rear panel, overall a VERY nice copy of a truly rare JOHNS title, Johns is of course best known for his Biggles books, this is a mystery, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

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        The Same Door

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1959. First. First edition. "Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Library Copy" label on front pastedown fine in near fine first issue dustwrapper with a not very noticable creased tear on the front panel and rubbing and tiny nicks at the crown. Updike's scarce third book, and first book of short stories. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE SAME DOOR

      New York: Knopf, 1959.. Cloth and boards. First edition. Inscribed and signed by the author at a date later than publication. Fine in first printing dust jacket with only a hint of trivial use.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Poorhouse Fair

      Alfred A. Knopf - Signed by Author. First edition, 1959. Copyright page states "First Edition." Signed by the author on the front free end-paper. Book fine, except for slight fading along topmost and bottommost edges of boards and spine. DJ near fine, except for slim 1.5" tear at top of back, tiny tear at bottom of front, slight staining along bottom edges of spine and covers, tiny tear at top rear corner. DJ price reads "$3.50." In specially made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Words and Lines (Limited First Edition)

      Villiers, London, 1959. 1st Edition. SOFTCOVER. 4to in black printed stiff card covers, with dust-wrapper on hand made paper, both with lettering and design by Souza. 1 of 950 copies. 27pp text with line illustrations, plus 12pp additional illustrations, all on laid paper. An artists book / autobiography by one of India's foremost artists . . . . . . . . .. .CONDITION : An extremely well preserved FINE crisp and clean copy (hint of tanning to edges) in a FINE unclipped Dust Jacket (faintly edge-tanned but otherwise very clean and bright), the latter still has the original transparent tissue over-wrapper, which is slightly tanned and lightly chipped. ...

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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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        4th Hussar, The Story of the 4th Queen's Own Hussars, 1685-1958, signed and dated in the year of publication by Winston Churchill for the wartime Commanding Officer of Churchill's old regiment, with a letter from Churchill's Private Secretary

      Aldershot, Gale & Polden Ltd., 1959. First edition. Hardcover. This history of Winston Churchill's first regiment is signed and dated by Churchill in the year of publication for the 4th Hussars' wartime Commanding Officer. Churchill inked "Winston S. Churchill" and the date "1959" on the half-title.  The signature is clear and unfaded, perhaps slightly shaky, consistent with Churchill's infirmities and age. Laid in is a typed and signed letter, on Hyde Park Gate stationery, from Churchill's Private Secretary from 1957-1965, Catherine Nora Snelling.  The letter is dated "3 November, 1959" and reads:  "Dear Colonel Barne, | Thank you very much for your | letter.  Sir Winston was glad to | sign your book, and asks me to return | it to you with his good wishes. | Yours sincerely, | C. Snelling | Private Secretary | Lieutenant Colonel A. M. Barne, O.B.E." Publication was 30 September 1959. In 1895, Lieutenant Winston Churchill joined the 4th Hussars from Sandhurst as the junior subaltern and became honorary Colonel of the regiment in 1941, during his wartime premiership. Dissolution of Churchill's old regiment in the twilight of his own life must have been poignant.  In his Foreword, Churchill wrote of:  "... happy memories of the circle in which I spent some of my early years...  I cannot but regret that the individual traditions should be merged, and so come to an end... but I trust and believe... that nothing will be lost of the glories of the past."  Churchill's contributions to the book are ubiquitous. Colonel Anthony Miles Barne, O.B.E. (1906-1996) was the 4th Queen's Hussars' Commanding Officer from November 1944 to April 1946, during which time he attracted Churchill's praise and spent time in his company.  Barne features prominently in this history of his regiment. In January 1945, Barne's 4th Hussars received the following message from Winston Churchill:  "Personal from PRIME MINISTER to GENERAL McCREERY.  I was very glad to see the signal which you sent informing me of the part played by 4 Hussars in your operation on January 4th.  Please tell them how proud their Colonel is of their exploits... and... of my constant interest in all their activities."  (4th Hussar, p.374) When Churchill holidayed on Lake Como in August, 1945, "The Regiment had the honour of providing an Honorary A.D.C. and a personal guard" and "Colonel Barne spent a week as the Colonel's guest."  Barne, who Churchill called "a most agreeable man" (5 September 1945 letter to Clementine) also "accompanied the Colonel on his daily excursions by car or speed-boat, when a picnic lunch was the only interlude in a full day of painting."  (4th Hussar, p.391) Barne received the O.B.E. in early 1946, left the regiment on April 1st, and retired from the army in 1953, during Churchill's second premiership. Condition is very good in a like dust jacket.  The blue cloth binding is square and tight with sharp corners and vivid gilt.  Modest wear is mostly confined to the spine ends.  The contents are bright.  Light spotting appears confined to the first and final pages and the page edges.  A decorative bookplate on the front pastedown is hand printed "CULEAZE" which was the Barne family home near the village of Bere Regis, in the town of Wareham, Dorset, England. The dust jacket is unclipped and complete, retaining bright red and yellow print.  The jacket shows light soiling to the blank rear face, wrinkling and shallow closed tears to the spine head, and light overall toning, most evident on the spine.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The letter is in excellent condition, with a single horizontal crease, ostensibly from when it was originally posted, and a few traces of spotting.  The letter is protected in a removable, archival mylar sleeve. Also laid in is a photograph of Colonel Barne's son, Christopher, captioned and dated on the verso "August 44". Major Christopher Miles Barne (1941-2012) served in the Blues and Royals. Bibliographic reference: Cohen B163, Woods B58/1.

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        MOTOR SPORT MAGAZINE A Long Run of 38 Years , 1959-1996 [vol 35-72]

      London: Adlard Coles Limited. Very Good. 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to A long, (38 year) run of this important motor sport periodical; from 1959 (vol.35) to 1996 (vol.72), all in the publisher's binding of black cloth and gilt lettering, except for the last year, 1996 which are in the original 12 monthly parts. All the original wrappers are bound in. Condition generally very good with a little general wear and rubbing to the bindings, contents clean and tight. A very good run. Please note that this is a heavy set and a small postage surcharge will apply. Always happy to receive offers. .

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        The Lethal Sex, The 1959 Anthology of the Mystery Writers of America (WITH TLS by MacDonald to Miriam Allen DeFord)

      Dell Publishing Co., Inc., New York 1959 - A three-paragraph letter from John D. MacDonald (1916-1986) to Miriam Allen DeFord (1888-1975), signed by MacDonald, accompanied by the first edition of the book discussed in the letter. The letter was sent by MacDonald to deFord to thank her for her note to him about this volume (a collection of mystery stories by 14 female mystery writers), and he states "I am glad I had one of yours to include" - deFord's story, "To Be Found and Read" is included in the anthology. He goes on to talk about the challenges of ordering the various stories, and at one point says "I understated the problems of corresponding with the eight(crossed out letter)y gals. The professionals, as you would suspect, caused no problems whatsoever. But we have some amateur members, believe me, who should be netted and placed in little padded rooms." ***DESCRIPTION: The letter is a standard 8.5" by 11", is dated December 2, 1959; it is on MacDonald's personal stationary with his name printed at the top and his address in Sarasota, Florida at the bottom, and is addressed to deFord at the Ambassador Hotel, San Francisco, where she resided for many years. The book has a pictorial cover (a long-tressed, mostly undressed young lady, illustration by Robert McGinnis), Dell First Edition with the code "B141" beneath, price of $0.35 printed at the upper right, the stories and authors listed on the back. Standard paperback size, 256 pages. ***CONDITION: The letter is in near fine condition; there are the original creases where it was folded in thirds to be posted, and another crease running vertically down the middle; other than that it is in fine condition with no edgewear or markings. The volume is in very good condition for a soft-cover book; there are creases near the spine on both the front and back wrappers, a crease where the upper back corner was bent back, and some very light overall edgewear, mostly to the head and tail of the spine; internally, other than the paper toning with age, it is fine with no prior owner markings. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner RARE FINE SIGNED FIRST EDITION

      W.H.Allen 1959 - A rare fine first printing with the usual tanning having an unobtusive stain to the rear board hidden by a likewise unclipped dust wrapper with the original price of 12s6d intact, having taped repairs to the inside, applied more, I suspect, to prevent the tiny nicks to the extremities becoming actual tears. aA neat previous owners name is present to the rear end paper, nevertheless this most pleasing copy is SIGNED by Alan Sillitoe to the title page, an elusive signature indeed. A rare first almost impossible to find signed. BOXED DESPATCH. OVERSEAS AIR ONLY [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner

      London: W. H. Allen,, 1959. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the bright jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE GALTON CASE

      New York: Knopf, 1959., 1959. First edition. 8vo. Inscribed by the author to his lawyer and longtime friend, "For Harris and Nancy [Seed] two of the best people I know. Affectionately, Ken, April 1959." Fine in dust jacket with light wear to spine ends, and with one small closed tear to top edge of rear panel. Lew Archer is hired by an elderly woman to find her son, Anthony Galton. Anthony disappeared twenty-three years before along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Archer's investigation turns up is a headless skeleton, a boy who claims to be Galton's son, and a con game whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for them. Beautiful copy.

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        La Redemption par les Bêtes

      1959. BONNARD, Pierre. La Rédemption par les Bêtes. By Henry de Montherlant. Illustrated with lithographs by Bonnard. Folio, loose as issued in the original wrappers and cardboard slipcase. Paris: Aux dépens d'un Amateur, 1959. |~||~||~||~| A charming book, reminicent of Bonnard's illustration for Dingo, and Lautrec's Histoires Naturelles. The lithographs were begun by Bonnard in 1928 and finished by Mourlot after his death in 1947. One of an edition of 280 copies on Rives.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Dramen und Gedichte. Herausgegeben von der deutschen Schillergesellschaft.

      Stuttgart, E.Schreiber 1959. 1127 S. 8° - Oktav (entspricht 18,5 - 22,5 cm) Gewebe m. Schutzumschlag - Exemp. i.sehr gut.Zust. Geringste Lager-o.Altersspuren b.genauster Betr., mögl. Schutzumschlag an Ecken und Kanten leicht lädiert. Buchkörper in sehr gutem Zustand. Titelgoldprägung. Kopfschnitt- Farbe grau, Schnitt fleckig und angestaubt. Innen wie neu, keine Markierungen o.ä. Frischer Gesamtzustand..

      [Bookseller: Guthschrift Antiquariat]
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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris: The Traveller's Companion Series published by the Olympia Press, 1959. First edition, with first issue point of green border on title page, but with "Francs: 1500" crossed out and "New Price NF 18" added on back cover. 226 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Green wrappers, fine in pictorial original wrapper with tiny chip on back cover. In custom green half morocco slipcase and chemise. Inscribed First Inscribed on the title-page, "For Bob Wilson all the best from 1959. William Burroughs".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Magic Christian

      London: Andrew Deutsch,, 1959. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine gilt. With the Nicolas Bentley-designed dust jacket. One very small mark to front board, faint spotting to endpapers but an excellent copy in the slightly toned dust jacket. First Edition, first impression. With a presentation inscription to the front free endpaper: "To Peter Math, grand old salt (and silly old grumpus!) and to my dear God-child, Lisa, in sacred trust, this slender, action-packed, volume, from their two swell friends, Terry Southern and Frank Bloeth", this last name being written in a separate hand. "Peter Math" is renowned American writer Peter Mathiessen, who died in April 2014.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lithologie,

      Steendrukkerij de Jong & Co. (1959), Hilversum - original cover; 4to Size up to 12" tall (Quarto) z.p. (40) pages Original wrappers loose as issued.this work contains 10 poems and 10 lithographies by Lucebert, Signed by the artist ISBN: geen / none , . [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Henk van der Burg]
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        Bows for Musical Instruments of the Violin Family

      Chicago: William Lewis & Son, 1959. No. 100 of 200 deluxe copies (of 3,200 total copies). 47 plates illustrating 241 bows. 335 pp. 4to. Publisher's full leather deluxe binding, original patterned glassine and slipcase. Fine. With a biographical list of bow makers.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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