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        The Circus of the Sun

      (New York: Journeyman Books. 1959). First. First edition. Cloth and photographically illustrated papercovered boards. Drawings and design by Emil Antonucci. Cover photograph by Charles Harbutt. Fine, lacking the original unprinted glassine dustwrapper. One of 500 numbered copies Signed by both Lax and Antonucci. Additionally briefly Inscribed by Antonucci: "For Walter / Emil," and with a slip presenting the book as a Christmas present, Signed by Antonucci. Lax's first and most famous book, a meditation on the Creation, described in The New York Times as "perhaps the greatest English language poem of this century." Lax was a close friend of Thomas Merton's and their correspondence was published. Occasionally described as a hermit, Lax did little to advance his literary career. His sparing use of words qualifies him as one of the founders of literary minimalism. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Jurisprudence - 5 Volumes

      St. Paul, MN: West Publishing 1959- 1st edition - Hardcover, 4to, 547, 466, 738, 543, 855 pp; dark brown leatherette w/gilt titles; formerly owned by Judge Dee Brown Walker of the 162nd District Court, Dallas, whose ownership stamp is on the pastedowns. Very good condition w/light edgewear, bumped crnrs, some gilt rub-off on Vol. II spine; Heavy set may require additional postage. Texas residents will have state tax added to their bill. Cover: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shirley Dyess, Inc. dbaThe Dust Jacket]
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        Naked Lunch

      Grove Press, New York 1959 - Inscribed by Author. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Number and notation written in pencil on free endpage. Spine slightly cocked. Boards bumped and worn at corners and spine ends. Inscribed: " for Allan Cunningham a charter member of the Johnson Family (signature) May 13, 1989". Signed on title page. First edition, 11th printing. Minor staining to boards. Musty smell. Quantity Available: 1. Inscribed by Author. Inventory No: 148376. Additional shipping may be required for this item, please inquire. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Physis. 1959-1976

      Firenze: Olschki, 1959. broch. Ottimo (Fine). 8vo. Fondata nel 1959 dalla "Domus Galileana" di Pisa (1959-1976), dall'"Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza" di Firenze, dal "Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica" di Milano, dal "Gruppo Italiano di storia della Scienza" e dalla Casa Editrice Leo S. Olschki. Diretta da V. Cappelletti, L. Cavini, F. Ogliari e V. Ronchi. Annate complete dall'anno I (1959) all'anno XVIII (1976) Prestigiosa rivista di storia della scienza che ha fra i suoi collaboratori G. Abetti, G. Arrighi, I. Bernard Cohen, Alistair C. Crombie, L. Geymonat, V. Somenzi, Dereck John de Solla Price, L. Belloni e tanti altri importanti scienziati italiani e mondiali. Manca il n. 3 dell'anno 1964 e il n. 2 dell'anno 1972 (Numbers 3 (1964) and 2 (1972) are missing)

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        Ben-Gurion: The Biography of an Extraordinary Man

      Garden City: Doubleday and Company. 1959. Early reprint. Some scattered spotting to the boards, thus very good in near fine dustwrapper. Signed by David Ben-Gurion in Hebrew on the front fly. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Röd Venus i romersk bad. En samfundsroman.

      . Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1959. 300 s. Indbundet ubeskaret med de orig. omslag i smukt privat halvlaeder. Bindet signeret Harry Larsen. * Med dedikation: "Fru redaktör Leonie Sonning! Da De var den förste, der svarede pa en forfatters sörgmodige kalden pa l? skylder jeg Dem dobbelt tak for Deres venlighed og interesse. Deres aerbödige Leo Tonti 22/10 1959"..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      J. B. Lippincott Company [1959], Philadelphia, New York - Octavo, boards. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 28. A near fine copy, some rubbing to board edges in a very good plus dust jacket, some mild rubbing to spine ends, folds, slight color fade to spine panel. (12451) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Time Out of Joint

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Few Quick Ones.

      . 1st edition. London: Herbert Jenkins 1959. 207 pp. Publisher's cased boards with dustjacket..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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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        Still Life

      1959. Watercolor painting on paper. 44.5 x 58 cm. Signed and dated 1959. Masking tape on corners, with one torn 2 cm. 2 cm. and 1 cm. tears in image. Matted.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Haunting of Hill House

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1959. Octavo. Original yellow and blue cloth boards, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with just a hint of fading to colours at spine, trivial wear to ends of spine. A very attractive copy. First edition, first printing. Considered one of the best literary ghost stories of the 20th century. " Jackson's novel relies on terror rather than horror to elicit emotion by the reader, utilising complex relationships between the mysterious events in the house and the characters' psyches". Finalist for the National Book award and basis for two films, both under the title, "The Haunting".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Viking Press 1959 - THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, Viking, 1959, first edition, vg+ in like dust-wrapper save for some light soiling to the rear dust-wrapper panel. A modern horror novel approaching classic status. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

      New York, The Gnome Press, Inc.,, 1959. Octavo. Original grey boards, titles to spine and front board in yellow, red and burgundy. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with just a minor tear to the top of the front panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Textile Designs of Japan

      Japan Textile Color Design Center. Very Good. 1959. B0010015J4 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Good) Cloth (all three volumes), 37 cm each. Volume I has 83 pages of . B0010015J4 .

      [Bookseller: Moe's Books]
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      London: Maggs, 1959. parchment-backed handmade paper-covered boards with actual leafs inlaid in both covers, enclosed in cardboard box with paper cov. Mason, John. 8vo. parchment-backed handmade paper-covered boards with actual leafs inlaid in both covers, enclosed in cardboard box with paper cov. 32 leaves. First edition, limited to 100 numbered copies. Short history of this papermaker followed by actual examples of paper produced during the period 1954 to 1959. Consists of heavy stock produced in different colors some of which contain illustrations and some of which contain leaf specimens, flowers, etc. The author explains the history of each specimen. Very fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press ]
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      Faber And Faber Limited [1959], London - Octavo, boards. 1959 Hugo award winner (for best novel, 1958). A novel of a culture which develops on another planet without religion. "A rich, ambiguous, deep-cutting probe into the most ultimate of concerns." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-21. A fine copy, upper corners gently bumped, two slight dings to bottom boards in a fine dust jacket. (9696) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        La rédemption par les bêtes.

      Paris, 1959 - In 4 en feuilles sous emboîtage, 113 pages, illustré dans le texte et hors-texte de 39 lithographies de Pierre Bonnard. Ces lithographies ont été commencées par Bonnard en 1928, et terminées par Fernand Mourlot pour cette édition. Tirage limité à 280 exemplaires sur Grand Vélin, et numérotés.

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        A Raisin in the Sun

      New York: Random House, 1959-07-12 New York: Random House, 1959. 400 p. First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (Tan cloth backed boards with mounted photo of actor Sidney Poitier. Jacket has 6/59 code on front flap, price of $2.95.) Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Former owner's stamp on half title, faint dampsatin along top edge of copyright page and fore edge, no wrinkling. Toning to foot and a bit of wear to spine cloth. Jacket spine panel toned and worn, some rubbing and staining (most noticeable on back panel), price intact. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        FOTOGRAFIE 1928-58

      Praha: Orbis 1959 - Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4° - unpag. - Album containing 20 b/w photographs (250x300mm each) by Fr.Drtikol, J. Funke, K. Hajek, A. Paul, E. Wiskovsky, J. Jenicek, M. Hak, Z. Feyfar, K. Ludwig, V. Chochola, Z. Tmej, J. Sudek, J. Ehm, J. Prosek, K. Plicka, T. Honty, J. Brok, V. Jiru, J. Lukas & E. Einhorn. In original linen portfolio. In very good condition. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: cs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Portrait photograph of Carson McCullers

      New York, july 31, 1959. (MCCULLERS, CARSON) 25 x 20 cm. (approx 9-7/8 x 7-7/8 inches). Half- length portrait of the author, seated with arms folded, head tilted. Fine. Verso docketed with holograph notations in pencil, giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("xv - qq")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      Francisco A. Colombo, Buenos Aires 1959 - Percy Bisshe SHELLEY: Adonais. Buenos Aires, [Imprenta de Francisco A. Colombo], 1949-1959. [128]p. Ilustraciones de María Carmen Portela. Traducción de Julio A. Roca. Edición bilingüe inglés-castellano. Edición privada realizada por el doctor Carlos M. Mayer, quien fuera presidente y miembro fundador de la Sociedad de Bibliófilos Argentinos, junto a algunos miembros de dicha sociedad en homenaje a la memoria del doctor Julio A. Roca. Composición tipográfica en caracteres Erasmus Mediaeval, Erasmus Cursief y Erasmus Initialen, de la casa Gerhard Loeber de Amsterdan, Holanda. La presente edición NO lleva las ilustraciones de Portela debido a que cuando se planeó la obra en 1939 no se pudo conseguir papel Whatman por causa del inicio de la guerra. De modo que el libro no se ilustró sino que se agregaron luego algunas suites con las ilustraciones por lo que es muy difícil hallar un ejemplar con la suite. Luego de diez años de tirados los primeros 15 ejemplares se consiguió más papel Whatman y se completó la tirada hasta llegar al número de 80 ejemplares. Ofrecemos un ejemplar en papel Whatman de la tirada de 65 (el nuestro sin numerar) y con la particularidad de llevar los primeros seis pliegos impresos en Whatman mientras que los últimos dos en papel Milani Fabriano. En rama. Muy buen estado (muy leves manchas de herrumbre en dos hojas).

      [Bookseller: Libreria del Signo]
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      G.P. Putnam's Sons [1959], New York - Octavo, cloth. 1960 Hugo award winning novel, made into an interesting feature film. "Vintage Heinlein storytelling." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-206. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-90. A fine copy, previous owner signature and date to front free end paper, upper right front corner bumped in a near fine dust jacket, some rubbing to front corners, front flap fold, light shelf wear and rubbing with minor loss to spine ends. (9610) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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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.?"

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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. .

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