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        Henderson the Rain King

      (London): Weidenfeld and Nicolson. (1959). First. First English edition. Somewhat cocked, a bit of foxing on the preliminaries, and some sunning at the foot, very good in near fine dustwrapper, with a tear corresponding at the foot. Signed by the author on the title page. Bellow's seriocomic novel of an eccentric American millionaire on a quest in Africa. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Henderson the Rain King - SIGNED

      Viking, New York, 1959, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First Printing, Signed By AuthorNear fine in an equally fine unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "To Brainerd, Saul Bellow".From the library of noted collector Larry Owens, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        XXe si?cle Nouvelle s?rie No.13. Noel. Vingt Ans Avant

      Cahiers d'Art, Paris, 1959, Pictorial Wrapper (softcover), Book Condition: Very GoodSize: 12 1/2" x 9 3/4", This issue marking 20 years. One original color lithograph by Soulages. A pochoir by Music. a 2-color woodcut by Consagra. Seven wood and linoleum engravings: Matisse, Kandinsky, Magnelli, Arp, Ernst, Miro, Laurens.The former all on card except the Consagra, on laid paper.. The engravings are all reproduced from the premier series of XXe, 1939. 150 reproductions in black and 8 in quadrichromies on coated paper. Other artists: Bonnard, Matieres, Picasso, Chagall, Torres-Garcia, Assetto. Articles by Kandinsky, Arp, Miro, Gu?guen, Buffet-Picabia, Gabo, Pevsner. The Contents does not list the Consagra as original, but the image is labeled 'original' on its reverse; the image is variously offered as original. Clean throughout; top inside corner bumped mildly affecting pages; spine creased; tight binding. French text, Art periodical

      [Bookseller: Ultramarine Books]
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        Ben Gurion

      London: Jarrolds 1959 - A first edition "gift copy" signed by Ben-Gurion on the half-title page, with a slip of "State of Israel" stationery laid in stating "With the compliments of the Prime Minister." Near fine in a very good plus dust jacket. Extremities lightly bumped. Jacket has a few tiny chips and closed tears at the extremities with light toning to the spine and top edge and mild soil. An attactive copy of this early bibliography of Israel's first Prime Minister, unusual to find signed. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Bold Cavaliers: Morgan's 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Raiders

      J.B. Lippincott Company 1959 - Stated first; author's full signature and "30 October 1959" inside flyleaf. Pristine, unread copy -- All books shipped securely packed in a sturdy box. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J.M. Brown]
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        Encyclopedia of World Art

      London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.. 1959-1964. First. First English language edition. Fifteen volumes. Near fine with a little wear at the spine ends and corners, lightly sunned spines, lacking dustwrappers. .

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        JOAN MIRO Dibujos Y Litografias Coleccion Juan De Juanes - I - Los Papeles De Son Armadans En Colaboracion Con Seix Barral, S. A

      NY: New York Graphic Society. Very Good. 1959. First Edition. Softcover. Portfolio style book; Lacks signed triptych; Small tear at top of front cover near spine, white - shows minor dust; Color lithographs; Folio .

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        Naked Lunch

      Grove Press, 1959, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket, First U.S.Author signature under printed name on title page, date of July 16, 1996 underneath title. Boards tight and straight with very mild edgewear to corners. Inner pages crisp and clean. Blue topstain. Stated first printing. In first state dust jacket, price-intact, small tear to rear corner, creases to top/bottom of spine. ; 255 pages; Signed by Author

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        The Naked Lunch

      New York; Grove Press, 1959, Hardback, The true first editionFine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request. ; 225 pages; In the 1st state dust jacket complying with the price and the zip code issues. Description: 225 p. ; 18 cm. Subjects: Drug addicts--Fiction. Recovering addicts--Fiction. Alienation (Social psychology) --Fiction. Drug withdrawal symptoms--Fiction. Form/Genre: Psychological fiction.

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        The Mansion - SIGNED Limited Edition

      Random, New York, 1959, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Signed Limited Edition, Signed By AuthorNear fine, without dust jacket as issued. Number 439 of 500 copies printed and signed by the author on the limitation page. Top front corner slightly bumped, else volume appears unread and is near fine in all respects, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        Rango : Posse from Hell [large format pre-production TV series script / portfolio]

      [Spartan Productions, 1959], 1959, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionA large format publication in fair to good condition. It is spiral-bound in elaborately blind-tooled full leather. There is some wear to the top of the spiral spine. In a portfolio leather folder with imitation cowhide on the front cover. The portfolio folder is somewhat edge-worn. The pages are impressively produced on colour-illustrated stiff card, with slight dulling around the edges. Some of the introductory and credit pages have separated from the binding and have become brittle and edge-worn. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Futher images, and additional bibliographic information available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Pre-production or proposal portfolio for a western TV series entitled 'Rango' featuring the script for a presumed pilot episode 'Posse from Hell', with a selection of proposed storylines for future episodes. Three pages of production credits indicate that this item was published in 1959, by Spartan Productions, with Blake Edwards credited as director. Gordon Oliver is credited in the leading role of Rango. Clair Huffaker is credited as writer, indicating that the script is based on his 1958 novel, 'Posse from Hell'. This novel was eventually adapted into a Universal film in 1961 starring Audie Murphy and directed by Herbert Coleman. Also included is the album cover for the original theme music written by Hank Mancini. Unfortunately the LP is lacking. Hank (Henry) Mancini was involved in a dispute regarding the 1961 film with Universal's music director, Joseph Gershenson, who reused the music scores from This Island Earth (1955) and It Came from Outer Space (1953), rather that the original music. Therefore, it appears that Rango: Posse from Hell was the pilot for a proposed TV series that was eventually adapted into a film produced by Gordon Kay and Edward Muhl for Universal. In the film version Rango's name is changed to Banner Cole. There was also a 1967 Western/Comedy TV series called Rango. Other than the title of the main character, there does not appear to be any link to between these productions, although is is possible some elements may have been adapted. Subjects: Film -- Westerns -- TV series -- Scripts -- 1950s -- 1960s -- Television -- History -- United States. Physical description: Unpaginated. Impressively colour illustrated throughout. 38 x 54cm.

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        Printed Color Citation

      Book Condition: Fine, Signed by Author(s), Illustrated By: IllustatedCuban revolutionary and leader. Castro had been the undisputed leader of Cuba since 1959, when his Marxist revolutionary forces toppled the regime of Fulgencio Batista. He relinquished power in 2008. 12" x 16" printed color citation issued to Danais Lima Gomez, Book

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      the Macmillan Company, New York 1959 - 350 g; (6), 146 pages, in original boards. Photographic illustrated dust jacket featuring a hand with revolver facing dexter. The top and bottom corners of the front fold over flap have been clipped, but a price of $2.95 is at the top right-hand corner as published. Trace of flecking to the top of the front panel, and a shadow of water damage to the bottom edge of the rear panel without any "actual" damage. There is colour transferred to the verso of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed across both top and bottom edges, and has on the bright spine section between the title and the publisher, a white patch probably from the removal of a sticker measuring approximately half an inch by a quarter of an inch. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to the accompanying picture Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 0224352. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COMPAÑEROS DE VIAJE (1952 - 1958)

      Joaquin Horta, Editor. Colección «Fe de Vida», Poesía y Ensayo, Volumen 3., Barcelona 1959 - El prefacio inicia diciendo: "Ser escritor lento sin duda que tiene sus inconvenientes". Jaime Gil de Biedma y Alba (1929 - 1990), ATENCIÓN: El contra reembolso incrementa los gastos de envío en 5 euros. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Tresvegas]
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      Jonathan Cape, London, 1959, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Chopping, Richard (Dust Jacket)VG First Edition hardback in VG- First State unclipped DJ, now protected in an archival Brodart cover. 318 p., illus. (1 map on p. 246), 20 cm. The DJ is first state with a blurb about the plot at the top of the front flap. This was replaced by review comments in later printings. The front cover has an embossed outline of the skull from the dust jacket with bright gold coins in the eye socket and a bright gilt title on the spine 318 pages. Text block is clean with no markings, except for a penciled notation at the top of the front free end paper. There is a dot of red link on the page opposite the title page that seems to have happened in the printing, since it does not affect the title page at all. Binding is tight, though it does have a slight lean (about 1/4" off vertical). The black cloth has a few light white marks on the front and back boards. There are three very light foxing marks, once each to the top, side and bottom page ends. Dust Jacket is complete, but with some defects: chipping at the top of the spine, darkening of the spine, a small (1/4") hole toward the bottom of the front hinge and darkening around the edges. The dust jacket is unclipped with 15s. net at the bottom of the front flap. Illustrator: Chopping, Richard (Dust Jacket). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 13 oz. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Britain/UK; 1950s; Library of Congress No: PR6056.L4 G6 1959. Dewey Code: F Fleming. Inventory No: 1051.

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        Jurisprudence. Five Volumes. Strait 44

      West Publishing Co., St. Paul 1959 - Original brown buckram, gilt, a very good set Pound's magnum opus and his great summing up, praised by Karl Llewellyn as "always learned", conceived as far back as 1893 and written over many decades, and going "everywhere with him . . . almost as though he had kept an intellectual diary" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Less than two months after Batista?s ouster, Guevara, was appointed by Castro as head of the Prison, he authorizes a pass for Havana?s La Cabaña Fortress Prison and expresses Revolutionary ideals ?Freedom Or Death?

      "Typed Document Signed ?Che? as Commandant in Chief of the Military Department of La Cabaña (La Cabaña Fortress prison), 1 page, 8.5? x 10.75. Havana, February 26, 1959. In Spanish. Lightly soiled, not near signature. Creases. Foxing at right edge, small edge tear expertly mended on verso. Fine condition. In full, ?Circulation Pass (permanent). Order of COMMANDANTE ?CHE? GUEVARA, to authorize to the bearer of this Mrs. Ruth Gramatges Leyte Vidal to enter and exit this Military Department. Freedom Or Death Ernesto ?Che? Guevara, Commandante in Chief of the Military Department of la Cabaña.? Fidel Castro named Che Guevara commander of the La Cabaña Fortress prison to serve five months, January 2 through June 12, 1959. Guevara was charged with purging the Batista army and consolidating victory by exacting ""revolutionary justice"" against those considered to be traitors, informants, or war criminals. Serving in the post as Commander of La C"

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        Les Cahiers du Jazz. Revue Musicale

      Paris: Les Nouvelles Editions Musicales Modernes,, 1959-64. 1 - 16/17. 17 issues in 16 volumes, octavo. Original printed card wraps. Housed in a black, leather-entry slip-case. Occasional notation in the text. Some rubbing to the wraps, occasional toning, one or two short edge-splits in the text, and a few check-marks in the discographies, but overall a very good set. First editions of the complete run of Malson, Filipacchi and Tenot's highly influential periodical. Consciously modelled on the Cahiers du Cinema, the content was of unimpeachable seriousness, and unquestionable excellence. Contributors include Malson, Michel-Claude Jalard, Gunther Schuller, Jean Clouzet and Michel Delorme, with discographies by Jorgen Grunnet Jepsen. While condition is perhaps not ideal, this is an extremely difficult run to complete, here attractively presented.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection including Mantle and Maris

      "Collection of 14 different Topps Yankee baseball cards: Roger Maris (1961 #2, 1962 #1), Whitey Ford (1961 #160, 1963 Yanks? Ford Wins Series Opener #142), Elston Howard (1959 #395), Tom Tresh-Mickey Mantle-Bobby Richardson (1963 Bombers? Best #173), New York Yankees-1960 (1961 #228), Bobby Richardson (1961 #180), Bill Skowron (1961 #110), Ralph Houk (1961 #133), Tony Kubek (1963 #20), Bob Turley (1961 #40), Tom Tresh Rookie Card (1962 #31), and Joe Pepitone (1963 #183). VG-EX4 condition."

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        THEOLOGISCHES JAHRBUCH, 30 Bände: 1959 - 1989, darunter ein Doppel-Jahrbuch (1977/78). Vollständig.

      Leipzig : St. Benno-Verlag, 1959.. Originalausgaben. 30 Bände, insgesamt ca. 1200 S. Gr.-8°, Leinen. 30 Bände!!! Große Sammlung, durchgehend von 1959 bis 1989 reichend. Die Jahrbücher des nicht staatlichen Verlages waren ein wichtiges Forum der katholischen Theologie und Kirchenpolitik in der DDR. Jeder Band enthält auf rund 400 bis 450 Seiten zahlreiche Beiträge und Abhandlungen. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, jedes Exemplar ist innen gestempelt und mit einer handschriftlichen Signatur versehen (keine Etiketten o.ä. auf den Einbänden). Die Bände 1959 bis 1972 sind ohne Schutzumschläge oder in transparente Folie eingeschlagen. Ab 1973 ist jeder Band mit bedruckten Papier-Schutzumschlägen versehen. Einbände mit üblichen, aber nicht erheblichen Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren. Nur an wenigen Stellen finden sich kleine Verunreinigungen oder Läsuren. Seiten teilweise nachgedunkelt, sonst aber durchgehend sauber. Bindung bei allen Bänden fest. Guter Gesamtzustand.

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        Henderson the Rain King

      Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (London) 1959 - First English edition. Somewhat cocked, a bit of foxing on the preliminaries, and some sunning at the foot, very good in near fine dustwrapper, with a tear corresponding at the foot. Signed by the author on the title page. Bellow's seriocomic novel of an eccentric American millionaire on a quest in Africa. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        ROME: The City and Its People

      New York: Viking Press, (1959). First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good +. 4to. Full plain black cloth, white lettering to spine. In original illustrated, unclipped dust jacket. Jacket lightly worn at edges, tiny chips from spine extremities. Binding a touch shaken, cloth with faint discolor at lower, rear. Otherwise a bright, clean copy with scarce publisher's errata slip laid-in. 189pp. Clean copy of the scarce, second book in Klein's series of city-focused photography titles.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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      London: Faber and Faber Limited,. [1959]. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A superb copy of this book.. (#`126952). First British (and first hardcover) edition. The final part of the "After Such Knowledge" trilogy. Winner of the 1959 Hugo award for best novel. "Blish's best SF work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-42. "A rich, ambiguous, deep-cutting probe into the most ultimate of concerns." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-136. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 26. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 303-07.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Harold's Circus (First Edition)

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1959 - First library edition, though not ex-library. Fine in maroon cloth covered boards with white titles and a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has moderate bruising to the front panel, with professional repair to holes and tears at the verso. Bottom corner of the front flap clipped. A very presentable copy of the fifth book in the Harold and the Purple Crayon series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Naked Lunch

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1959. First edition. Paperback. Good +/very good. Pocket paperbound book in Brion Gysin illustrated dustwrapper. 226 pp. The correct first printing of the beat classic novel by Burroughs. First issue points apply with green border and original 1.500 francs price on rear cover. This copy in good condition with age spotting to edges and some light staining to the front endpaper. Binding is square and covers are clean. The thick illustrated dustwrapper is also in good to very good condition with light soiling and wear. A solid example overall of the correct first printing of what has become, along with On The Road and Howl, part of the classic beat triangle of books most sought after by collectors.

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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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        Alan M. Turing

      Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., , 1959. Octavo. Original pale grey boards lettered in green in spine and upper board. Portrait frontispiece and 6 other plates. Small bruise to the lower edge of the upper board, slightly crumpled head and tail of the spine, else a very good copy. First edition. Uncommon biography, or memorial volume, of the great computer science pioneer, written by his mother; apparently issued in an edition of as little as 500 copies. Mrs. Turing maintains that her son's death was an accident, the result of careless handling of chemicals when preparing "non-poisonous weed-killer, and sink-cleaner" at home. Despite this probably emotionally necessary special pleading, this is an interesting work which strives to establish Turing's credentials without reference to his then still-classified war work.

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        Alfred Sisley: Catalogue Raisonne de l'oeuvre Peint

      Lausanne: Editions Durand-Ruel. 1959. Limited ed. Hardcover. Ex-Library. 1959. Number 669 of 1200 copies. Hardcover, large 4to., original blue cloth. 360 pp., with 884 b&w and 4 color examples of Sisley's paintings. Ex-library -- sticker on the spine, envelopes and stickers on the endpapers. Clean and unmarked contents. Short tear to the rear blank page. Front inner hinge cracked, but holding. Overall a solid, serviceable copy of this uncommon book.

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      London: Faber and Faber Limited,. [1959]. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with very mild dust soiling to rear. panel. A very sharp, attractive copy. Copies of this book signed or. inscribed by Blish are rare. (#112174). First British (and first hardcover) edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription dated 1960 by Blish to Dirce Archer on the front free endpaper. The final part of the "After Such Knowledge" trilogy. Winner of the 1959 Hugo award for best novel. "Blish's best SF work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-42. "A rich, ambiguous, deep- cutting probe into the most ultimate of concerns." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-136. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 26. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 303-07.

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        Framed Display! Mrs. Kennedy buys a bathing suit!

      Store Receipt Signed ?J Kennedy? in pencil, 1 page, 4? x 6.75?. Palm Beach, Florida, January 15, 1959. Double matted with a color image of President and Mrs. Kennedy and a biographical plaque, framed to 17.25? x 15.5?. In apparent fine condition. Bonwit Teller Palm Beach Florida store ?Audit Copy? of her receipt. Filled out in pencil by a store clerk who has written Mrs. Kennedy?s Palm Beach address ?1095 N. Ocean Blvd.,? charge to ?Mrs. John F. Kennedy / 230 Park Ave. / New York City,? and her purchase ?Bathing Suit Blk? for $28.79. Bought in 1933 by Joseph P. Kennedy as a winter vacation spot, 1095 N. Ocean Blvd. in Palm Beach later became his son's, President John F. Kennedy, winter White House.

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        Advise and Consent - FIRST US & WORLD PRINTING

      Doubleday New York 1959 - A unique and highly individual FINE BINDING first impression of the US world first hardback edition of the author's first novel. The Pulitzer winner is offered in an exceptionally beautiful one-off special binding, and it merits a careful description. The text block is the first impression, which has been given a perfect gilt top. The sheets are from the US first edition, rebound between very firm boards which are part covered in a blue grey cloth, and the corners, the spine, and a third of the front and back are in a smooth grain substantial leather, in a matching blue grey. The spine has five raised hubs and five gilded heraldic eagles. The title is gilded upon a black grained leather, which has been most skilfully integrated into the spine. On the front lower corner the initials 'R. K.' have been stamped and gilded. Unusually, the first edition dust jacket has been securely bound in at the back of the book. Even the jacket's flaps are included, and the price is printed with a pencil adjustment beside it. The endpapers are hand marbled. The text of this fine novel is thus presented in a secure and sturdy format, which befits what is arguably the most brilliant post war novel about American politics. This superb example of a one-off library binding is built to last. Faults? Apart from evidence of a degree of gentle usage, and taking into account the age of the book, I would rate this Fine. But there is a very slight pink speckle, away from the text, on page 13, which is the first page of the novel. However, this does not detract from the sumptuous overall impression this highly collectable copy presents. Anyone wishing for a permanent and very aesthetic copy of this superb Pulitzer Prize winning novel need search no further. It is stunning. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rome: The City and Its People

      New York: The Viking Press, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. The second book in his series of books to focus on cities. Like his other books this offers a kaleidoscope like collection of black and white images with a kinetic energy. A fine and tight copy in a near fine dust jacket with a tiny bit of edge wear to the spine ends and corners and with a small crease to both the front and rear flaps. A terrific copy of this brilliant book.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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      Random House 1959 - Uncorrected proof. Published in New York by Random House in 1959. First edition. Paperback, plastic binding. Volume 1 good, front cover detached, rear cover missing, last few pages loose, and staining, creasing, and small tears to front cover. Volume 2 very good, staining and creasing to front cover and front few pages. General shelf wear to both. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Discursos serioo-iocosos sobre el Agua de la Vida, por. (1682) / Lo publica la Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles; Prólogo de Edward M. Wilson

      - [EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO].- Madrid: Soc. de Bibliófilos Españoles, 1959.- 189 p., [1 h.]: Incluye la portada facsímil de la obra original de 1682; Esmerada impresión sobre excelente papel de hilo verjurado; Intonso con todas sus barbas; Portada a dos tintas; 4º (24,7 cm.); Cartulina Ed,.- (Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles. Tercera Epoca. 2).- La edición (de la que poseemos 2 ejemplares), aunque no lo indica, es de muy corta tirada (¿369 ejemplares?) y está numerada y nominada, siendo éstos los Nos. 37 y 108. Se reimprime por vez primera este rarísimo libro titulado: "Discurso Serio Iocoso, sobre la nueva invención del AGUA DE LA VIDA, y sus apologías. En que entreburlas, y veras, se dizen veras, y burlas; Aora nuevamente sacado à luz por un Quidan, que queriendo tener fama, no tiene nombre. Año 1682, Impresso en Mantua Carpentana, por un vezino de ella". Trata sobre un agua medicinal de la que se ha perdido la formula, y que al parecer tenía propiedades increibles.{ Libro en español [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Flying Saucers International, Los Angeles 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Hicksville, New York: The Gnome Press, Inc.,. [1959]. Octavo,. cloth.. Text block a bit tanned at edges (much less than usual), a fine copy. in fine dust jacket. A sharp, superior copy of this book. (#111917). First edition. Collects eight stories including "By His Bootstraps" and "The Year of the Jackpot." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-511.

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        Getypte brief aan 'Lieve Jongens [= Jan Wolkers en Annemarie Nauta]'.

      27,4 x 20,9 cm. Op briefpapier van 'Tirade'. Eén blad. Recto en verso. Gesigneerd 'Gerard' en gedateerd 'Amsterdam, 22 oktober 1959'. 71 regels tekst. Met een originele envelop [poststempel: '15 VII 1959'. Zie de noot].* Fabuleus verslag van een mislukte ontmoeting, naar aanleiding van het lenen van een leunstoel. 'Ik moest toch in de buurt zijn en ben met mijn zieke lichaam helemaal door de stad gelopen met de stoel maar later dacht ik dat jullie vast kwaad moeten zijn geweest want vermoedelijk zijn jullie door mijn bonzen gestoord in de geslachtsdaad, dat moet haast wel, want het was er volstrekt het weer voor'. Vervolgens uitgebreid over eerder die middag aangeschafte onderdelen ('1 verloopstukje, 1 T-stukje, 1 slangkop, 1 3/8 nippel, 1 kraanplaat') voor een aan te leggen waterleiding. Toen om half vier 's middags bleek dat Wolkers niet thuis was, heeft Reve de stoel afgegeven aan de voordeur van een winkel, 'uit vrees dat hij door de vuilnisman plotseling meegenomen zou worden'. Tevens over de schoonheid van Maria: 'Er ontbreekt wel iets, maar ze is verblindend mooi. Waarschijnlijk is ze te efficiënt en te beheerst, en maakt ze een evenwichtige indruk terwijl het een ziedende pot waanzin is [...] Annemarie is veel meer een echte vrouw en heeft veel meer charme - het is net wat je hebben wilt'. Voorts uitvoerig over een bezoek aan Elseviers Weekblad: 'Men liet mij kennis maken met Bantzinger, ook zijn gepoetste en gelikte joker [...] Ik legde uit, althans probeerde aan de half kale Mr. J.H.M.G. Barkey Wolf uit te leggen, dat de dood eigenlijk het enige belangrijke onderwerp in de literatuur is [...] de bereisde Bantzinger begon toen over stierengevechten, die ik zei misselijk te vinden, omdat de uitslag vast stond. Eerlijke vrijwillige tweegevechten tussen mensen zou ik appreciëren, vooral als het beide mooie jongens waren en ik de overwinnaar ten geschenke zou krijgen. (Deze laatste beide voorwaarden verzweeg ik.)' Laatste zin: 'Nu ga ik de brief posten. Ik ben uw broeder in Jezus Christus onzen Verlosser en Zaligmaker'.Vier dagen na deze mislukte ontmoeting troffen de jonge schrijvers elkaar alsnog: op de vierendertigste verjaardag van Wolkers, waarbij de stoel van Reve ongetwijfeld van pas kwam. Gerard Reve en Jan Wolkers leerden elkaar kennen toen Wolkers in februari 1959 het verhaal 'Het Tillenbeest' instuurde voor Tirade. Het eerste schriftelijke contact dateert van 6 juni 1959. Deze geheel ongepubliceerde brief - de vierde of vijfde die Reve aan Wolkers zond - wordt bewaard in de envelop van de tweede brief, gedateerd 15 juli 1959. Zie voor achtergronden: 'Het was een heel knappe jongen, dat moet je niet vergeten. Interview met Jan Wolkers door Diederik van Vleuten'. Pagina 9-21 in: Het volle leven. Herinneringen aan Gerard Reve (Amsterdam 2006).

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        When you're asked a Parliamentary question d'you suppose you're given the answer beforehand?

      1959 1959 - Sheet size: 191 × 139 mm. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 5 Nov 1959. Pen and ink and blue pencil crayon on wove paper. On 2 November 1959, Charles Van Doren admitted to cheating on American quiz show Twenty One by being given the answers in advance. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

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        Similarity of the structure of DNA from a variety of sources

      1959. <p>Signed by Wilkins and Wilson</p><p>Hamilton, L. D.; Barclay, R. K.; Wilkins, Maurice (1916- ); Brown, G. L.; Wilson, H. R. (1929- ), et al. Similarity of the structure of DNA from a variety of sources. Offprint from J. Biophys. & Biochem. Cytology 5 (1959). 397-404pp. 8 photographic plates. 253 x 175 mm. Original printed wrappers, tiny rust stains on back wrapper. Fine copy, signed by Wilkins and Wilson on the front wrapper. First Separate Edition. The authors showed, by comparing DNA x-ray diffraction patterns from diverse species and tissues, that the patterns were the same; "the presently observable structure of DNA appears, then, to be the same in all cells" (p. 397). The data obtained by the authors&#39; investigations "suggests that DNA cannot exist in significant amounts in forms other than the double-helix" and that "the double helical structure of DNA exists in the cell and is not an artifact" (p. 397). Most of the illustrations show comparisons of DNA x-ray diffraction patterns from different sources.

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        Textile Designs of Japan - 3 Volume Set

      Japan Color Design Center 1959,1960,1961, Osaka - Three-volume 10 x 14 Hardback set in Very; Illustrated by 165 color plates, almost 1000 black and white; Volume 1: Designs Composed Mainly in Free Style; Volume 2: Design Composed Mainly in Geometric Arrangement; Volume 3: Designs of Ryukyu, Ainu and Foreign Textiles.; 25; 223 pp. of text Very Good Good condition. The dustjackets are chipped at the head and foot of each volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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