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        She's so divine in Swan Lake, of course, that imagination boggles at what her performance must be like in the Panama Canal.

      1959 1959 - Sheet size: 190 × 140 mm. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 22 April 1959. Pen and black ink and blue pencil on wove paper. British ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn spent 24 hours in a Panama City jail, while Panamanian police sought her husband, Dr Roberto Arias, a former Panamanian ambassador in London suspected of planning a coup. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        PLOT IT YOURSELF

      Viking 1959 - First edition, Near Fine condition/ Very Good dust jacket with a closed rear tear. Signed and inscribed by the author on the flyleaf. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        McCabe

      New York: Macmillan. 1959. First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a small scuff from a price sticker removed on the front flap. A very uncommon novel, basis for the 1971 film McCabe and Mrs. Miller, directed by Robert Altman and featuring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. A much nicer than usual copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Textile Designs of Japan - 3 Volume Set

      Japan Color Design Center, Osaka, 1959,1960,1961, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good in Good dustjacket; Three-volume 10 x 14 Hardback set in Very Good condition. The dustjackets are chipped at the head and foot of each volume.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

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        Saint Judas

      Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press. (1959). First. First edition, hardbound issue. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A beautiful, pretty much as new copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Chartwell, home of Sir Winston Churchill : small archive of letters and published material, 1959-1962

      Various publishers, 1959-1962, 1959, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionAll items are in a very good or near fine condition. Varying degrees of light edge-wear and dulling as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; A small collection of letters, correspondence, newspaper clippings and published material relating to Chartwell, the majority of which dates from 1959-1962. There are 8 items of correspondence between Grace Hamblin and Hodgson's Booksellers regarding the sale of books from the Chartwell Library. Grace Hamblin was personal secretary to the Churchills. The published material includes three promotional guides (late 1960s) and 'Churchill and Chartwell', by Robin Fedden (National Trust, 1984, 4th ed., 63p). Subjects: Sir Winston Churchill -- Chartwell Manor -- History.

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        Mansart Builds a School

      New York: Mainstream Publishers. 1959. First. First edition. A bookplate on the front pastedown, paper over the front hinge cracked, but the hinge is still tight, a very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Du Bois to a fellow author: "For Van Wyck Brooks, W.E.B. Du Bois May 25, 1960." Although the long careers of both Harvard-educated authors overlapped for many decades, Brooks and Du Bois apparently did not know one another well until relatively late in their lives. In 1948 Brooks made a very formal appeal to Du Bois in the Committee of One Thousand's efforts to fight the existence of HUAC. But over the following decade they evidently got to know each other better -- Brooks spoke at the 1958 installation of the Zorach bust of Du Bois at the Schomburg Collection. Du Bois's Brooklyn address is penciled below the inscription. The second book in Du Bois's Black Flame trilogy. .

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        Accent op Blauw'.

      1959 1959 - 1959. Colour lithograph with hand-colouring (mixed media), 52 x 42 (57,5 x 45,5) cms. Signed in pencil 'Wim Motz' and dated ('59) in the lower right, titled in the lower left. Sticker cont. information mounted to the reverse, added information on tipped-in sticker, cut out from supporting cardboard, housed in separate envelope. Condition fine. SEE ILLUSTRATION. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Luiscius Books]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Miguel Street

      London: Andre Deutsch,, 1959. Octavo. Original dark green boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine darkened, contents lightly toned. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with toned spine panel and a very tiny restored area at the head of the spine panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        MIGUEL STREET

      Andre Deutsch, London 1959 - First edition, first impression. Original black cloth, lettered gilt on spine. In original dust-wrapper. 8vo. 222pp. Minimal spotting to fore edge and endpapers, slight dent to upper board, else very fine in fine, bright d/w that has a very slight crease at head of spine. Not price clipped and displaying the original price of 15s on inner front flap. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Owen & Barlow Rare Books]
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        Killer's Wedge

      Simon & Schuster 1959 - New York: An Inner Sanctum Mystery Published by Simon and Schuster, [1959], First edition, First Printing. Signed on laid-in bookplate. Hunter's first American hardcover as Ed McBain and the first American hardcover of an 87th Precinct novel. Very little age-darkening to page edges, and almost none to text block, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. You will rarely see this book in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Walker Flynt Books]
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        Things Fall Apart: The Story of a Strong Man

      New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1959. 215 p. First American edition, first printing. Second state jacket with reviews on back panel, "Obolensky" only on spine panel. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Book itself in nice shape: clean pages and sturdy binding. Former owner's info written on fep, price stamped there as well. A bit of wear to cloth along bottom edge. The orange on the jacket's spine panel is faded, some rubbing and scuffing, wear at head and tail, price-clipped. Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe's magnum opus, the most widely-read modern African novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Manchurian Candidate

      McGraw Hill, New York 1959 - The first edition, published by McGraw Hill in 1959. A political thriller by which others shall be judged for the forseeable future. This work was made possible by the actions of famed Hollywood producer - powerbroker Max Youngstein. Youngstein had employed the young Condon to write for his firm. Youngstein thought that Condon was wasting his talents and fired him - but sent him to a coastal bungalow in Mexico along with the portion of wages which Youngstein had been skimming from an unsuspecting young Condon. One of the most memorable of the literary Hollywood tales. This copy bears Condon's stylized and quite distinctive ' R ' - to the dedication page. The loop of the R encompasses the dedication text to Youngstein. A near fine example of the book in a near fine dust jacket with edges rubbed and a chip to each corner of the uppermost edge. The 'R', which Condon has penned in blue and red marker has offset to the opposite page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        Fabulous Truman Modesty and Self-Derision: ?As a professor, I am a dud, but I have a lot of fun working at it, just as I did as Senator and as President of the United States"

      "Typed Letter Signed ?Harry? with 28 word handwritten postscript, 1 page, 7.25? x 10.5?. Independence, Missouri, June 4, 1959. To Judge F. Ryan Duffy, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fine condition. In full, ?Your letter of May 18th has just come to the top of the list and I will answer it as well as the last one of June 2nd. It was wonderful to see McCarthy finally appeased, by the way. As a professor, I am a dud, but I have a lot of fun working at it, just as I did as Senator and as President of the United States. I sent a letter to Mr. Uihlein?s funeral and had a letter from one of the family acknowledging it. He was quite a man. Margaret?s boy has turned out all right, but it was a little hard on the old man to have her in the hospital in New York at the same time Mrs. Truman underwent her operation here. Both came through in fine shape, and both are now at home.? Truman adds a lengthy handwritten postscript at the conclusion, ?Remember me to all the family. Talk about seeing all your friends at a funeral, we had [a] political boss here once named Joe Shannon; he never missed one!? Democrat Francis Ryan Duffy (1888-1979) represented Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate from 1933-1939. Appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he served as United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1939 to 1949 when President Harry S. Truman appointed him U.S. Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He became Chief Judge in 1954, serving until 1959. Duffy continued serving as Judge of the Court of Appeals until he retired as a full-time member of the court in 1966. Assuming the status of Senior Judge, he continued to hear some cases until retiring at age 90 in 1978. From 1939-1946, Duffy and Joe McCarthy were each serving as a Judge in Wisconsin. Republican Joseph R. McCarthy (1908-1957) was elected Judge of the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Wisconsin in 1939. While serving as Judge, he enlisted in 1942 in the U.S. Marine Corps. He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator in 1944 while in the military service. In 1945, still in the Marines, McCarthy was reelected Circuit Judge. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1946, serving from 1947 until his death. On May 2, 1959, a month before Truman wrote this letter to Judge Ryan, on the second anniversary of Sen. Joseph McCarthy?s death at age 48, a bust of the late Wisconsin Senator was unveiled in the Outogamie Courthouse not far from his home in Appleton, Wisconsin, by two uniformed U.S. Marines, eliciting Truman?s comment, ?It was wonderful to see McCarthy finally appeased.?"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Tell the People. Talks with James Yen about the Mass Education Movement

      New York: International Mass Education Movement Inc.. 1959. First. First edition by this publisher (originally published by John Day in 1945). Very slight foxing on endpapers else fine in spine-sunned otherwise bright and very good or better dustwrapper. Boldy Signed by Pearl Buck, under whose signature it is additionally Inscribed by Yen to Adlai Stevenson: "For M. Adlai Stevenson, with highest esteem, Y.C. James Yen. '59 [additional Chinese characters]." A handsome copy of this book that was the opening salvo in the effort to encourage mass literacy in China and elsewhere. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A" 1–12

      Ashland, MA: Origin Press,, 1959. With an essay on Poetry by the author and a final note by William Carlos Williams. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Spine rolled, margins of contents tanned. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To John Colombo, always, Louis Zukofsky. Nov 19, 1960, Toronto". John Colombo is a Canadian poet and editor. Errata and review slips loosely inserted.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A" 1-12

      Ashland, Massachusetts: Origin Press, 1959. Prima edizione di 200 esemplari. ril tela (cloth). Molto buono (Very Good). 16mo. With an essay on Poetry by the Author and a final note by William Carlos Wiliams Allegato il foglietto degli "errata

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Silly Verse for Kids

      Dennis Dobson., London, 1959, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Signed by AuthorSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 61 pp. pink illustrated boards, v. sl. bump along spine edge, edges sl. rubbed; endpapers yellowed, interior very clean, signed by Milligan; dw sl. foxed , small nick lower edge at rear, spine sl. faded

      [Bookseller: Eric T. Moore Books]
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        La rédemption par les bêtes. Avec les dessins originaux de Pierre Bonnard

      Edition originale. Voir nos photos, Aux dépens d'un amateur,Paris,107pp.,1959. Edition Originale et 1er tirage, ex. num. (n°195/300). 22 dessins en noir in et hors texte, dont 1 en double p. Commencés en 1928 par Bonnard et terminés par Mourlot. In-4 en feuilles sous emboitage, tirage sur vélin BFK de Rives. Bel ex., intérieur très propre, jaunissement du dos de la jaquette tissée, légère usure des coins de l'emboitage. Envoi très soigné! (A20)

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        Hard Candy: A Book of Stories

      (New York): New Directions. (1959). First. Unbound folded and gathered signatures of the first trade edition. Note on the first leaf from the printer, Chas. H. Bohn & Co., asking for approval, dated in ink "8/17/59," and marked "OK 8/18" in red pencil. Fine. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Advertisements for Myself

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York,, 1959. Octavo. Original red and black cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt and in red. Contents occasionally marked, cloth a little used, minor wear to the spine. Very good. First edition, first printing. With the author's remarkable presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To André this piece of evidence this marked-up copy this record of a peaceful negotiation (I don't believe it) for once. Norman Feb 1961". The recipient was André Deutsch who published the UK edition of this work in 1961. The markings to the text of this copy consist mostly of scoring through of passages not to be included in the UK edition. A few readings of sections to be included are altered. One or two passages are crossed through but do eventually appear in the UK edition and a number of unmarked passages were eventually omitted.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Il Caffè Politico Letterario. Anni 1959-1977

      Caltanisetta/Padova/Roma: Sciascia/Amicucci/Il Caffè, 1959. broch. Ottimo (Fine). 8vo. Scritti dei principali poeti, narratori e saggisti italiani e stranieri. Fra gli altri: L. Bartolini, F. Fortini, M. Jacob, A. Arbasino, E. Pound, C. J. Cela, G. Parise, E. Zolla, D. Buzzati (Il capitano Pic), V. Sereni, M. Luzi, J. Cortazar, A. Delfini (Poesie della fine del mondo), L. Longanesi, N. Ginzburg, L. Romano, C. Bo, B. Fenoglio (Il padrone paga male), P. Chiara, T. Landolfi, S. Beckett, A. Zanzotto, R. Bilenchi, G. Comisso, C. Pavese ("Congedato", Racconto inedito), I. Calvino Tutto il pubblicato della nuova serie. Nel corso degli anni la rivista cambia più volte editore, formato, grafica e periodicità (mensile, bimestrale, trimestrale). Dall'anno 1962 vengono introdotte le illustrazioni (disegni originali).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Les Affiches Originales des Maitres de l'Ecole de Paris: Braque - Chagall - Dufy - Leger - Matisse - Miro - Picasso

      [Paris]: Andre Sauret, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. 4to, Yellow cloth-covered boards with titles stamped in brilliant purple on the upper board and spine; gorgeous full-color dust jacket; publisher's clear acetate dust cover; pp. 15, 1-102 (single-sided plates), 239-[247] (Catalogue Descriptif), [1] (Colophon). Book is fine, jacket very nearly so (touch of rubbing at the edges), and likewise the acetate dust cover. One of the most beautiful books on lithography ever printed, and a true labor of love. Fernand Mourlot, a third-generation Parisian printer, expanded into lithography in the 1920s, and worked directly with some of the top artists of the day, including those presented here. The text was set by hand at the Imprimerie Nationale, and the reproductions lovingly crafted at Mourlot Freres. Five lithographs inserted at the rear were created by the artists during the course of work on the book. The dust jacket cover was created by Matisse in honor of the hundred-year anniversary of the press. The works here include the seminal (such as Matisse's "Jazz" poster), but also include posters produced purely as advertising; without exception, however, they are stunning works of art. The bibliographic detail in the descriptive catalogue includes the number of originals produced, etc. Truly an exceptional book.

      [Bookseller: The Libriquarian, IOBA]
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        A Separate Peace

      Secker & Warburg, 1959. Hardcover. Very Good. London:Secker & Warburg, 1959. First Edition, First Printing, precedes American edition. In Near Fine condition, lacking the dust jacket. Top edge of page block shows moderate foxing, and the side edge of the page block shows a scrape near the top. Else fine.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Poorhouse Fair

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1959. First. First edition. One corner slightly bumped else fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author: "for Susan Sheehan in memory of a poorhouse kind of day. John Updike." Memo to Updike laid in from a library, where this book appeared in an exhibition. Updike and Sheehan were colleagues at The New Yorker for nearly 50 years, both, among other things, contributing frequently to The Talk of the Town. Both won Pulitzer Prizes: Updike for Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest; Sheehan for General Non-Fiction for her 1983 book Is There No Place on Earth for Me? A lovely copy and a nice association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Star Conquerors

      The John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia 1959 - Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1959. First Edition, and so stated. Octavo, 215 pp, cloth binding in the Mel Hunter-illustrated jacket. pictorial jacket. A Near Fine copy, with just tiny points of wear at corner tips, top page edges slightly darker than bottom edges as with almost every copy, in a better than VG jacket - though it is price-clipped - whose main flaw is small scale roughening at spine ends, corners just touched. Nicely preserved book and jacket. The first novel of science fiction icon Ben Bova, from the equally iconic Winston series of juvenile sci-fi titles, a memorable 37-title group issued between 1952 and 1961. Many of us remember the Winston stories with a great deal of nostalgia. The Star Conquerors - which also turned out to be the first of three titles in what would become Bova's "Watchmen" series - is among the rarest, and most sought after, of the Winston books, in one of the better-preserved copies. L64 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Affiches Originales Des Maitres De L'Ecole De Paris * Braque * Chagall * Dufy * Leger * Matisse * Miro * Picasso

      Paris: Andre Sauret, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. yellow cloth lettered in blue. Fine in slightly nicked dust wrapper/No Dust Jacket. 247 pages [16 in text] . 32 x 25 cm. 102 color lithographs as only Mourlot can execute them, and each is a tribute to quality color press work. Introductory text of 16 pages. Descriptive Catalogue for each poster -- date, size, press run, etc. Mourlot discusses Picasso's love of lithographic design, his devotion to a medium new to him in 1946. According to Mourlot "Picasso exhausted the possibilities of the process; he both learned and reinvented lithography." French text.

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        Educating Archie: No. 11 [Series 2, Episode 10: Brough And The Bald-Headed Bandit']

      Np [Associated-Rediffusion], London 1959 - 48 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. Browning to title page, a little dusty, pages dog-eared at lower corner. Occasional underlinings and annotations throughout, including to title page, none signifying ownership. First edition. Series 2 Episode 10 of the radio show's TV spin-off, transmitted on 20 November 1959. In 1957, 23-year-old Marty Feldman joined the regular writing team of Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney on the radio series Educating Archie (from Series 8 onwards). When the show moved to television it revealed two things: that Peter Brough was the worst ventriloquist in the world, and that Marty Feldman was the coming man in British comedy. The show's switch to TV played to Feldman's strengths, enabling him to write scripts with the accent on slapstick and visual humour. Educating Archie launched Feldman's TV screenwriting career: soon he would be writing for The Army Game and Bootsie and Snudge. A very scarce example of Feldman's early work.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Eigenh. Widmung mit Illustration und U. ("OK") in: O. K.: Die träumenden Knaben und andere Dichtungen.

      Salzburg, Galerie Welz, 1959.. 39, (5) SS. Bedruckte Originalbroschur. Kl.-8vo.. Die Bleistiftzeichnung zweier Figuren mit Widmung "für den lieben [Peter] Ade von OK" am Vortitel. - Peter Ade (1913-2005) war Ausstellungsorganisator und langjähriger Leiter des Münchener Hauses der Kunst; seine Gattin war die Schauspielerin Inge Langen (1924-2007).

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Goldfinger

      London: Jonathan Cape. (1959). First. First edition, first issue, second state (with "skull" design on front board). Small London bookseller's label front pastedown, corners slightly bumped, small rubbed spot bottom of front board, still near fine in an attractive, but good plus only dustwrapper that has been trimmed along the edge of the flaps. The seventh Bond novel, well adapted into the third, and many say the best, Bond film, in which 007 thwarts Auric Goldfinger's plans to irradiate Fort Knox, thereby dominating the world's economies with his own gold reserves. An attractive copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE GALTON CASE

      New York: Knopf, 1959., 1959. First edition. 8vo. Signed by the author. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to spine ends, and with two tiny closed tears 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. All 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 housed in a black, cloth slipcase with three red leather labels on spine with titles stamped in gold gilt.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Lynching as a Community Project. [Comic Book Jackets]

      Toledo, Ohio : Leister Game Co., Inc. ; Simon & Rooster ; Kahl Bros., c1959., 1959. Book. Good. Soft cover. racially prejudiced "comic" dust jacket in exceeding poor taste, depicts false book title intended to deceive viewer into believing the book carries an unbelievable title, together with fake blurbs and a fictional biography of the imaginary author, P. "Biff Dukes--with a reference to the Smothers Brothers hit, "Tom Dooley" ; "...[T]he biggest thrill which comes to the owner of a set of these comic book jackets lies in his ability to put them on regular books and display them in rather conspicuous places in the living or recreation room before a party...High school and college students will discover these book jackets can provide them with a never-ending source of fun for fooling members of the faculty, as well as fellow students, without the danger of being expelled from the institution of learning..." ; [debatable, as this cover has a racist title that would surely result in expulsion now] ; very scarce 50s-60s ephemera showing contemporary callous feeling towards the heinous crime of lynching ; shows wear, but otherwise G.

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
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        Advise and Consent: A Novel of Washington Politics

      New York: Doubleday & Co., 1959. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author, "All best wishes Allen Drury." An excellent copy in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the extremities. Uncommon signed. The Saturday Review said of Advise and Consent in August 1959 that "It may be a long time before a better one comes along." Roger Kaplan of Policy Review wrote in 1999 that the novel "in many ways invented a genre in fiction…. The use of a racy intrigue, if possible involving both sex and foreign policy, is what characterizes the contemporary form. Forty years on, Advise and Consent is the only book of this genre that a literary-minded person really ought to read." The novel was adapted into the 1962 film Advise and Consent, directed by Otto Preminger and starring Walter Pidgeon and Henry Fonda.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Textile Designs of Japan - 3 Volume Set

      Osaka: Japan Color Design Center. Very Good in Good dustjacket; Three-volume 10 x 14 Hardback set in Very . Good condition. The dustjackets are chipped at the head and foot of each . volume.. 1959,1960,1961. Hardcover. 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 .

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        Riprap: a cobble of stone laid on steep slick rock to make a trail for horses in the mountains

      Ashland, MA: Origin Press, 1959. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition of the author's first work, limited run of 500 copies. Japanese-style binding with dark thread; blue and white patterned wraps are worn on edges. Interior clean and free of markings. Signed by Snyder on title page.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess

      Simon and Schuster, 1959. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959: First Edition, First Printing as stated. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket with $2.95 intact. Pages lightly toned, light offsetting to end papers. Previous owner details in ink on front free end paper. Cloth shows light edge wear. The dust jacket shows foxing, sunning and edge wear, with a chip at the top of the front panel and a short closed tear to the rear. A lovely copy overall of this scarce chess title.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Ballets sans musique, sans personne, sans rien

      Gallimard, Paris 1959 - 204 pages, 20,5 X 14 cm Edition originale collective regroupant Scandale au abysses, La naissance d’une fée, Voyou Paul brave Virginie, Van Bagaden et Foudres et flèches, illustré par Eliane Bonabel, il n’a pas été tiré de grands papier. Exemplaire sans mention de mille, non coupé, à l’état de neuf. Il est joint un dessin préparatoire inédit d’Eliane Bonabel de 19 X 14 cm pour Scandale au abysses un des ballets du livre (voir scan). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: D'un livre l'autre]
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        They Called Him Champ: The Story of Champ Segal and His Fabulous Era

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Composition carmin, jaune, grise et bleu. Lithographie in 9 Farben. 1959.

      - 57,5 : 44,5 auf 67,4 : 46 cm. Rivière 24. – Poliakoff, A./G.Schneider 24. – Ausstellungsplakat der Galerien Knoedler, Peintures récentes, und Berggruen, Gouaches récentes, Paris. – Drucker: Mourlot, Paris. – Vor der Schrift wurden 200 Ex. auf Arches abgezogen und signiert. Die Plakatauflage ist unbestimmt. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Whistle Down the Wind

      1959 - HC/DJ price unclipped. State First Published in U.S.A. 1959, stated First Edition. LOC 59-11070. 174 pages with line drawing illustrations by Oven Edwards. Written by Mary Hayley Bell whose daughter, Hayley Mills starred in the film version of the book. This film was also the debut for Alan Bates. A musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber followed.Now protected in mylar. Orange boards, light corner and spine bumps. Illustrated orange dust jacket with edge scuffs and a few chips. Binding tight. The story line revolves around a fugitive found hiding in a barn by children. They become convinced he is Jesus. Extremely nice copy of a rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BOOKER]
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        The Siege at Peking [with] jacket art

      New York: Viking Press. (1959). Reprint of the American edition. A sound, very good copy in an attractive, if moderately worn, very good copy with rubbing and short tears. Excellent account of the Boxer siege of the Western legations in Peking by Ian Fleming's older brother (both served with British Intelligence during WWII), and although not credited, almost certainly the inspiration for the film 55 Days at Peking, which was filmed four years after. With: original, alternative jacket art by Peter Laune, who provided the finished jacket art for the American edition. Tempura painting, approximately 7.5" x 7.5", matted, and with a label on the verso for an exhibition of Laune's jacket paintings. The printed jacket displays a Boxer assault on the legation; the original, variant art displays the allied relief column lobbing shells in Peking. .

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