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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.

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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.

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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. .

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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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      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. .

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      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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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. .

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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]

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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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        Visions of the Daughters of Albion

      London: Trianon Press, 1959. Folio, 11 plates, 7 pp. text. Quarter orange morocco, slipcase, fine. Limited to 426 copies. One of the scarcer titles of the Press, especially in fine unfaded condition. Bentley, Blake Books, 216.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      Arnéra, Vallauris 1959 - Affiche éditée pour une expostion à la Galerie des Remparts à Antibes Impression typographique , tirage à 300 exemplaires. Affiche sur velin fort, en partie avant la lettre mais avec le fond bleu. Czwiklitzer 155. Format papier : 65 X 49 cm , illustration :30 X 41 cm.

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        Wisdom of the West

      New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1959. A historical survey of Western philosophy in its social and political setting. Quarto. Original pink and brown cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt and embellished with owls in brown, pale grey endpapers, top edge gilt. With the dark purple cloth jacket. Housed in a dark purple quarter morocco slipcase. Lavishly illustrated throughout. Inner hinges cracked but holding; a very good copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the half-title: "To Leo T. Sides Junior, with best wishes, Bertrand Russell. May 21, 1960."

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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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        1959 Conceptual Drawing of a Sports Car

      - Mixed media on paper. Initialled, "G. L." 1959 concept design that embodies many features of the 1960's Chevrolets George Lawson was a long time Detroit designer, who contributed to the Tucker, particularly the Torpedo, as well as to many General Motors' designs. His imaginative renderings reflect the optimism of the American automotive industry as we entered the "Space Age". The drawing is signed "G. L." and the attribution is based on similar drawings. The car is depicted front and back, so that all its charms can be observed, including the angled back fins, dual headlights and domed, glass top. The angled fins famously appeared in the same year on the Chevy Impala. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Simon and Schuster, 1959-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. 185 p. First edition, first printing. Very Good in about Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages, toned with age, light wear to tips. Former owner's bookplate on front end paper. Jacket chipped at top of front panel, creased and a bit chipped along top edge, thin closed tear along fore edge of front panel, price intact.

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        Nine Days to Christmas

      Viking 1959 - First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page with no indications of later printing and NO caldecott sticker on the dustjacket. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket is one of the nicest copies we have seen. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Ghost City

      Antwerp: Frederic Prokosch. 1959. First. First edition. Decorated self-wrappers with gold foil label. 12mo. Fine. One of 44 numbered copies, this copy is hand annotated by the author: "Special copy in blue woodcut paper. F.P." Additionally Inscribed by the author on the front fly. Extra foil label tipped in. In original mailing envelope hand-addressed by Prokosch. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. OCLC locates a single copy, in Texas. .

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

      Houghton Mifflin 1959 - A near fine first edition, in a very good dust jacket, signed by the author, Philip Roth, on the title page. The book shows some very faint darkening on front free end paper, and there is a new rear free end paper/paste-down. The dj has some tape at top of inside dj, and shows some minor wear, and some tanning on panels and spine. First printing stated on the copyright page and original price of $3.75 on the front flap of the jacket. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Praha panoramaticka.

      Prag, Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury, Hudby a Unemi, 1959.. 295 S. mit 284 Aufnamen in Tiefdruck. Quer-Fol., Leinen.. Einband fleckig. sonst sehr gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1959. Octavo,. cloth.. Review slip laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with a touch of. rubbing to spine ends and corner tips and a few rub spots to front. panel. A very nice copy of this uncommon book. (#111865). First edition. Collects two verse satires and nine stories including several classics; "The Dying Night," "The Last Question," and "The Ugly Little Boy." Also present here is "Profession," in which "imprinting knowledge directly into the brain leads to an uncreative society." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 264-5. "All the Troubles of the World" features MULTIVAC, a giant computer which directs Earth's economy and is the central clearing house of all known facts about each individual inhabitant of the planet. Ultimately, it grows "so complicated, its reactions are no longer those of a machine, but those of a living thing" and what it wants more than anything else is "to die." See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-50.

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      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1959. Octavo. Original black boards, skull design blin-dstamped to front cover with gilt "coins" in the eye sockets, titles to spine gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket. Contemporary stamp to front free endpaper. Light scattered spotting to top and fore edges of text block, cloth bright. An excellent copy in a jacket with a few very faint marks but still in unusually crisp condition. First edition, first impression. The seventh book in the James Bond series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Separate Peace, A

      Secker & Warburg, London 1959 - The true First Edition of the author's first book, in what is, incontestably, the most graphically interesting of the three dust jacket designs (English and American) in which the first edition has appeared. Small 8vo; 237pp. Fine (and unread) publisher's emerald green cloth, the spine titled in silver; in a just about Fine (very lightly rubbed to the tip and toe of the spine, but retaining its price of 15s) example of the pictorial dust jacket designed by Robin Ray. A scarce collector's copy. Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1959. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1959. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. White edges and sharp corners in a fine original dust jacket. Not price clipped and unmarked. An excellent copy.

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        ARKHAM HOUSE- The First 20 Years - A History and Bibliography

      Sauk City: Arkham House 1959 - The rarely seen hardbound issue, reportedly only 80 copies thus bound; the stopper for most to achieving a complete Arkham House collection. Not issued in dust wrapper. Several small light marks, one tiny spot to front board, fixed endpapers with uneven darkening (an endemic flaw to many 1950's Arkham books) NEAR FINE copy of one of the very few Arkham House rarities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas J. Certo]
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      Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company,. [1959]. Octavo,. cloth.. Previous owner's name and address stamp at upper corner of front free. endpaper. Lower corners gently bumped, else a fine copy in very good. dust jacket with mild rubbing along folds, some mild shelf wear along. bottom edge with a few small closed tears and some creasing and. rubbing. Frank's signature is uncommon. (#111899). First edition. Signed and dated 1959 by Frank on front free endpaper. The inhabitants of Fort Repose, an isolated, small town in central Florida, cooperate to maintain order and stability during a catastrophic nuclear war. This best- selling novel is an "American pastorale, a hymn to self- sufficiency and the virtues of small-town life ... {The] book has something of the appeal of George Stewart's EARTH ABIDES, although it lacks that work's sweep and grandeur. Fundamentally a cosy fantasy, ALAS, BABYLON belongs very much to its period. It would be impossible to write such a hopeful novel about nuclear war today." - Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 29. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-421. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 29. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 38-42.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Pax 10 [Hymn by Jack Kerouac]

      New York: [no publisher]. 1959. Broadsheet. Approximately 17.5" x 11". Single sheet folded twice, as issued. The slightest bit of toning along the right edge, else fine. Pax was a broadside periodical published by Lax from the offices of Jubilee magazine beginning in 1956 and running until 1962. This broadside features the first appearance of Jack Kerouac's poem "Hymn [God Pray For Me]" with accompanying illustration by David Budd. Scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company,. [1959]. Octavo,. cloth.. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy in. very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and two corner tips and. 8 mm closed tear and associated horizontal crease at top edge of. front panel. An elusive book rarely found in a decent jacket.. (#102696). First edition. The inhabitants of Fort Repose, an isolated, small town in central Florida, cooperate to maintain order and stability during a catastrophic nuclear war. This best-selling novel is an "American pastorale, a hymn to self-sufficiency and the virtues of small-town life ... {The] book has something of the appeal of George Stewart's EARTH ABIDES, although it lacks that work's sweep and grandeur. Fundamentally a cosy fantasy, ALAS, BABYLON belongs very much to its period. It would be impossible to write such a hopeful novel about nuclear war today." - Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 29. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-421. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 29. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 38-42.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        A Visit to Morin.

      London - Melbourne - Toronto, Heinemann, 1959.. 1. Auflage 26 Seiten 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen. mit Schutzumschlag und Lesebändchen, dieser teilweise fleckig und an drei Stellen minimal eingerissen, aber fachmännisch hinterlegt. Schnitt stockfleckig, das Buch selbst sauber und frisch. Der Text von "A Visit to Morin" wurde zuerst im "London-Magazin" veröffentlicht. Es sind nur 250 Kopien gedruckt und verteilt worden. Auf dem Vorsatz eigenhändige Widmung des Autors: "For Elisabeth/ with Love from Graham./ Christmas 1960". Graham Greene (eigentlich Henry Graham Greene * 2. Oktober 1904 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, Großbritannien; + 3. April 1991 in Vevey, Schweiz) war einer der berühmtesten britischen Schriftsteller.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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