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        Words and Lines (Limited First Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: David Bunnett Books]
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        Eloise in Moscow

      - New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First Edition. 4to. Illustrations by Hillary Knight. With some light rubbing to dust-jacket--otherwise a lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Darren Winston, Bookseller, SNEAB]
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        [An Archive of Letters from Director Robert Lewis re: Her Work on Adapting CHÉRI]

      London, Liverpool, etc. 14 January through 14 April 1959.. Nine autograph letters, signed ('Billy' or 'B'), 20 pages, octavo; two autograph notes, signed; two autograph postcards, signed. Each bearing the rubberstamp "From The Estate of Anita Loos," but very good. A good and affectionate sequence of letters from Lewis to Loos, who was then engaged in the adaptation of Colette's CHÉRI and THE LAST OF CHÉRI to the stage. Lewis directed Kim Stanley and Horst Buchholz in the play during its two month run at the Morosco Theatre. Through much of period of the correspondence, Lewis is partially preoccupied with rehearsals and the opening for his current production in London (Hellman and Bernstein's CANDIDE, which opened in London in April), but while pressed for time, focuses too on his reading of Loos's drafts in progress, meetings with potential cast members and negotiations with Buchholz, his own conceptions of the stage presentation, and other nuts and bolts issues. His letters anticipate his return to New York in May, "when we can then go right into collaboration ...." Accompanied by typed transcripts of three of the letters, a copy of PLAYBILL for the production, and a catalogue for an exhibition drawing on Lewis's papers at Kent State, 1991-2. Lewis (1909- 1997) was a founding member of the Group Theatre, founder of the Actors Studio, and eventually became Chairman of the Yale Acting and Directing departments in the 1970s.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        MOTOR SPORT MAGAZINE A Long Run of 38 Years , 1959-1996 [vol 35-72]

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

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        The Lethal Sex, The 1959 Anthology of the Mystery Writers of America (WITH TLS by MacDonald to Miriam Allen DeFord)

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

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, IOBA]
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        The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner RARE FINE SIGNED FIRST EDITION

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

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        The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE GALTON CASE

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

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        La Redemption par les Bêtes

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

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        Dramen und Gedichte. Herausgegeben von der deutschen Schillergesellschaft.

      Stuttgart, E.Schreiber 1959 - Exemp. i.sehr gut.Zust. Geringste Lager-o.Altersspuren b.genauster Betr., mögl. Schutzumschlag an Ecken und Kanten leicht lädiert. Buchkörper in sehr gutem Zustand. Titelgoldprägung. Kopfschnitt- Farbe grau, Schnitt fleckig und angestaubt. Innen wie neu, keine Markierungen o.ä. Frischer Gesamtzustand. 1127 S. Deutsch 1247g 8° - Oktav (entspricht 18,5 - 22,5 cm) Gewebe m. Schutzumschlag [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Naked Lunch

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Magic Christian

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lithologie,

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Same Door

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

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

      Prague: Státní Nakladatelstvi Krásné Literatury, Hudby a Umeni, 1959. First edition. 284 b/w panoramic photographs. 295, [9] pp., designed by Otto Rothmayer. Oblong folio. Publisher's white cloth, lightly soiled, in very good photographically illustrated dustjacket with some repaired chipping to extremities and closed tears on front panel. Sudek's masterful panoramic photographs of Prague.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Goldfinger

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1959. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1959. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Corners sharp, covers fine in a fine dust jacket. Not price clipped.

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        Memoirs Ten Years and Twenty Days

      Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London 1959 - Mild rubbing to spine ends; Bookplate signed by the author on half-title ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; x, 500 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C P Books Limited]
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        Goldfinger

      Jonathan Cape 1959 - 318 pages (complete). In general very good condition. The original dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket beneath is whole, entire, secure and sound. There is some mild wear to the corners and the head and foot of the spine. The spine has been sunned but is healthy and the print is bold and strident. The back cover has some shelf rubbing. The black board cover is very neat, smart, tidy and strong. The impressed decoration is unworn and fresh. The papertrims have some gentle handling marks. The price has not been snipped. The contents are fresh, bright, clear, clean, firm, tidy, comfortable, assured and may be read with complete confidence and enjoyment. fk [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Disegni di Bianconi

      Garzanti. Hardcover. Milan, circa 1959. Small folio, cloth with jacket, 72 pp. One of 500 copies, signed by Bianconi with an addition inscription initialed by Bianconi. A very scarce title, with Bianconi's drawings and paintings nicely reproduced. This is a very good copy with some bowing to boards and some normal tanning to pages. Jacket is very good with some edgewear and tiny closed tears to edges, with the original mylar cover adhered to the inside panels. Of the 500 copies produced, only survive in public holdings. OCLC 81157585. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1959.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF JULIAN MAYFIELD.

      [New York]. [6 March 1959]. - Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25.3 x 19 cm (10 x 7.5 inches). Matted. Old mat mounting tape on verso, minor creases to a couple corners, else near fine. A striking and characteristic portrait by Van Vechten of African American writer, dramatist and activist Julian Mayfield (1928- 1985), seated, full face, dating from the years immediately following his first literary and dramatic successes. With Van Vechten's studio stamp on the verso, his blindstamp in the corner, and with his manuscript subject identification, negative number and date in ink. A print of this image is in the Library of Congress Van Vechten Portrait Collection. KELLNER G866.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Dreizehn Lithographien zu Gedichten von Federico Garcia Lorca. Einführung von Remigius Netzer.

      München, Gurlitt 1959.. 27 x 38,5 cm. (8 S.) Text, 13 Graphikbl., lose in OPappmappe (diese nur minim. unfrisch). Wenige Bl. mit einigen schwachen Stockfl. im weißen Rand, sonst tadelloses Exemplar.. * Erstes Werk der "Neuen-Wolfgang-Gurlitt-Graphik-Serie". Eins von 100 numer. Exemplaren, dieses römisch numeriert, doch liegen die Graphiken nicht wie angegeben auf Japanpapier, sondern auf kräftigem Kupferdruckbütten vor. Alle Blätter vom Künstler monogrammiert. - Diesem Exemplar liegt jedoch eine Folge von acht Blättern dieser Serie auf Japanpapier bei, mit vollem Nachnamen signiert. Insgesamt sind also 21 Graphiken enthalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Matthias Loidl]
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        Le Roman de Renard - One original watercolor & 58 woodcuts + SUITES by Paul JOUVE

      Vialetay, Paris 1959 - - DESCRIPTION : 2 volumes in-4 in leaves under wrappers. - ILLUSTRATION : one original watercolor handsigned (depicting the fox), 58 woodcuts, 31 lettrines, a suite of the color decompostions of 6 plates, a suite of 18 lettrines, a suite in B&W of all the woodcuts, a suite of 41 of the woodcuts in color by Paul JOUVE. - SIGNATURE : Handsigned by Maurice Genevoix, Jacques Beltrand (the engraver) and Paul Jouve. - PAPER : Japan paper. - SIZE : 15 x 11". - LIMITED : 198 copies, one of the 25 deluxe copies. - CONDITION : Very good, lacking the slipaces and a few plates in the suite in color. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Qi Baishi zuo ping xuan ji (Selected Works of Qi Baishi)

      Beijing, Renmin meishu chubanshe, 1959.. Fol., Leinen. 38 x 27 cm. 1st edition. Unpaginated. Beige cloth binding, white dust jacket, illustrated with Baishi's "shrimps". Housed in original publisher's paper slipcase, black characters to spine of slipcase. Chiefly half-tone reproductions of Qi Baishi's illustrations and paintings, including 35 in color and 98 black & white as 155 seal in red. Large b/w tipped-in frontis of Baishi. A book in good to very good condition.

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        [TITLED IN CYRILLIC: LENINGRAD ARTISTS ON THE 6TH WORLD FESTIVAL OF YOUTH AND STUDENTS MOSCOW 1957; ALBUM SKETCHES]

      [Leningrad]: Leningrad Artists, 1959.. 1959.. Good. - Quarto, 11-5/8 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide. Pale yellow boards backed with tan cloth, illustrated with a modern multi-colored flower on the front cover, in its original cream dust wrapper with the word "Festival" printed in several colors and languages. The dust jacket is soiled and chipped with several short tears to the edges and with small pieces out at the head and tail of the jacket. The soiled and lightly rubbed covers are very slightly bowed. 100 pages, illustrated with a full- page color frontispiece, textual illustrations and 113 illustrations in color and black & white, including a superb color double-page illustration of "The Dove of Peace" by F. Nelyubin. The pictorial endpapers are darkened and foxed and there is color offsetting to the bottom and top edges of the title page. There is some foxing and occasional offsetting throughout. Good. First edition. RARE. [We have been unable to locate any other copy].Signed by "Jimmy Ernst" on the title page, although we have been unable to verify that this is the autograph of the son of the artist Max Ernst. Ernst's son, Jimmy, was himself an American painter.The text is in Cyrillic with an index in Cyrillic, German and English. Blurbs, on the dust jacket's inner flaps, are also printed in Cyrillic, German and English.The illustrations include a "Portrait of the Canadian Poet Joe Wallace" by I. Penteshin, a "Portrait of the Indian actor Prithvi Raj Kapoor" also by Penteshin, "A Cyprian Girl" by M. Smirnov, "A Youth from Black Africa" by Y. Podlyasky, "A German Artist at his Easel" by V. Vetrogonsky, and works by V. Efimov, S. Spitsin, I. Yackerson, V. Pirker, D. Borovsky, D. Arsenin, M. Litovchenko, etc."In the summer of 1957 in Moscow took place the VIth World Youth and Students Festival. Young men and women from all over the globe have demonstrated their ardent will for unity, their aspiration to defend peace and hapiness [sic] for all peoples. / A group of young Leningrad artists -- participants of the Festival has carried out a number of studies, sketches and drawings that are included in the present album. / The album does not pretend to give the full representation of all the events of the Festival; it is rather a fragmentary and incomplete, but exciting and sincere record about new friends, new acquaintances, about the festive Moscow. The aim of the authors of this album was to report to the audience some vivid episodes, to communicate the joyful atmosphere of the fete". -- Quoted from the dust jacket's blurb.The 6th World Festival of Youth and Students opened in Moscow on July 28, 1957. Taking place following the political changes and reforms initiated by Nikita Krushchev, known as Krushchev's Thaw, it was the first World Festival of Youth and Students held in the Soviet Union and drew over 34,000 people from 130 countries. Music and arts from around the world came to the USSR and Russian artists and performers like Russian Jazz musician Aleksey Kozlov had a chance to play with foreign musicians. A year later Van Cliburn electrified Russian audiences and judges winning the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow.Discouraged from attending by the US Government, which suspected the festival would become an event of Soviet propaganda, those American artists and musicians who did show up became important missionaries of capitalism, appealing to Russian youth who flooded them with questions. Harry Colman, the only American visual artist to take part was a sensation with his "action painting". While he was unable to compete with the thousands of original abstract expressionists in the US, Colman became an overnight star in the Soviet capital. His displays of work were diametrically different than the social realism of Russian artists, and were considered one of the artistic weapons of the cold war with his every brush stroke interpreted as political gesture. Colman is depicted in the book in a sketch by Vladimir Vetrogonsky.

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        Memoirs Ten Years and Twenty Days

      Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 1959 - Translated by R. H. Stevens in collaboration with David Woodward, first published in Germany in 1958. Black cloth titled in silver on spine, b&w illstns. SIGNED BY DOENITZ ON A SPECIALLY MOUNTED BOOK PLATE ON THE HALF-TITLE PAGE. Tight and square, a presentation plate to a museum on the front paste-down, otherwise unmarked. The dust jacket is price clipped, minor edge wear, corner tear, unfaded, protected in a removable clear film sleeve. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Life Studies

      Faber and Faber, London 1959 - Uncorrected proof of the English edition, which precedes the American edition. Fine in wrappers with a touch of age-toning. Complimentary slip from the publisher laid in. One of author's more important collections of poetry. The American edition won the National Book Award. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée à Pierre Jean Jouve.

      Giens, 20. X. 1959. - 2 pp. in-4 à l'encre noire sur papier vélin, enveloppe conservée. Emouvante lettre autographe par laquelle Saint-John Perse renoue avec Pierre Jean Jouve : "Je ne romps pas sans émotion ce silence de 20 ans que j'ai laissé croître en moi comme un mal [.] Mon cher Jouve, c'est une chose assez étrange que cette confiance si longtemps faite à votre clairvoyance, et cette certitude en moi que vous ne pouviez vous méprendre sur mon mutisme. Je n'ai connu de vous qu'élégance et générosité littéraire, et je n'ai même pas su vous remercier de la confiance que vous vouliez bien vous-même me garder. J'irai simplement à vous, cher ami, et serai heureux de retrouver votre regard, un jour entrevu au début de la guerre". - On peut lire sous la plume de Jouve, dans le Cahier de l'Herne qui lui est consacré, un très élogieux texte intitulé Exil de Saint-John Perse: " . dans un temps de dissolution, au milieu des orages et des outrages divers qui tendent à détruire la beauté, l'œuvre de Saint-John Perse apparaît un rocher". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Körnig, Hans. - "Das nächtliche Dresden".

      . Radierung / Aquatinta, auf Hahnemühle-Bütten, 1959. Von Hans Körnig. 33,0 x 39,5 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 39 x 53,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert. Wasserzeichen der Hahnemühle. - Sehr gut erhalten. Hans Körnig (1905 Flöha - 1905 Niederwinkling in Bayern). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, bedeutender Vertreter der Dresdner Malerei in den 1950er und 60er Jahren. Nach einer Elektrikerlehre 1930-33 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden bei Richard Müller und Hermann Dittrich, später bei Ferdinand Dorsch und Max Feldbauer. 1933 verließ er die Akademie aus Protest gegen die Entlassung von Otto Dix. Danach Arbeit als freier Künstler und Reisen nach Italien (Venedig, Florenz, Rom, Neapel, Mailand & Gardasee), die Schweiz und schließlich 1937 Paris. 1940 Kriegsdienst an der Russlandfront, 1945 Amputation des rechten Unterschenkels infolge einer Verwundung. August 1945 Rückkehr aus russischer Kriegsgefangenschaft nach Dresden. 1953 erste Versuche mit Aquatintaradierung, die er forthin besonders pflegte (insgesamt über 1000 Radierungen). Organisierte mangels offizieller Ausstellungsmöglichkeiten die berühmten 'Dachboden-Ausstellungen' in seinem Atelier im Dresdner Wallgässchen. Wegen dem Bild 'Straße der Befreiung' 1958 Ausschluß aus dem Verband Bildender Künstler. Weilte während dem Mauerbau 1961 mit seiner Familie in Holland und blieb im Westen, das Werk wurde in Dresden beschlagnahmt und blieb bis 1990 unzugänglich. Arbeitete dann in Niederbayern, wo er sich, vereinsamt, verarmt und erblindet, das Leben nahm..

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        ORIGINAL HAPPENINGS EVENT FLYER ILLUSTRATED BY RED GROOMS FOR THE JANUARY 1960 "HAPPENINGS AT THE REUBEN GALLERY", featuring "Fireman's Dream" by Red Grooms, "The Big Laugh" by Allan Kaprow, and "Small Cannon" by Robert Whitman

      New York: Reuben Gallery, (1959).. (1959).. Fair. - sc - An original 17 inch high by 12 inch wide black & white flyer designed and illustrated by Red Grooms for the series of Happenings which took place at Reuben Gallery from January 8 through the 11th, 1960 and the overlapping exhibition of Red Grooms' works displayed at the gallery from January 9 through the 28th of that year. One half of the flyer lists the 3 performance art events scheduled for the evenings of January 8th through the 11th, boldly titled in facsimile of the artist's handwriting within a heavy black frame. Illustrated with what appears to be an arm reaching out for a ball at the left of the frame. "Happenings at the Reuben Gallery: Art in a New Medium produced before a seated audience" is additionally printed in type within the frame, and the dates and relevant information is printed along the bottom: "4 evenings January 8.9.10, 11 at 8:30 p.m. Admission by Advance Reservation Only / Write: Reuben Gallery 61 Fourth Avenue N.Y.C. 3 N.Y. Phone OR-41136 min. contrib. $1.50". Depicted upside down on the other half of the sheet is a bold black & white illustration of one of Red Groom's paintings of a man in a wide brimmed hat reaching out with his hand, the whole heavily scribbled out with bold black lines in Grooms inimitable style with the words "Red Grooms Jan 9 - Jan 28" boldly written at left of the image. The sheet is folded twice horizontally and once vertically for mailing. It is addressed in ink to "Brata" on the verso with Reuben Gallery's return address and a 1959 postmarked US postage stamp. The flyer is soiled with creases to the edges, several pinholes to two of the corners, a short tear along the edge of one fold and some damage and rough short tears to the left edge not affecting the text. A bold powerful event flyer. The event flyer advertised performances of Red Grooms' "Fireman's Dream" (later titled "The Magic Train Ride"), Allan Kaprow's "The Big Laugh", and Robert Whitman's "Small Cannon" in addition to an exhibition of Red Grooms' art work.A rare event flyer for an early "happening", a term coined by Allan Kaprow to describe these early performance art events.The art exhibit held in conjunction with the performances was Red Grooms first solo show.The flyer is addressed to the Brata gallery, located at 89 E. 10th street, which was itself significant as one of the 10th Street galleries that operated co-operatively in Manhattan's East Village. These artist run galleries operated on low budgets were the avant-garde alternative to the conservative 57th Street galleries.In its short life (October 1959 to April 1961), the Reuben Gallery, founded by Anita Reuben as "an outpost for human image in a sea of Abstract Expressionism", helped launch the careers of many of the important artists of the period. George Brecht, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, and George Segal were among the many modern artists whose works were exhibited by the Reuben.In a 2012 article published by The New York Times about the Pace Gallery's exhibition entitled "Happenings: New York, 1958-1963" Red Grooms states that "All of us were painters or makers of something. I guess we all had a knack for doing something theatrical, and there was a certain sort of movement in painting at that time. Pollock was a prime influence...." and further describes his work "I was enamored with all sorts of theater-- circuses, carnivals, ice shows, things on television. In high school assemblies I would do skits; I'd come out in a tutu and do a pratfall. So my Happenings were physical as well. In all of them I played this character called the Pasty Man, who would come out from behind the curtain with this candle...."RARE. [No copies found in WorldCat].

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        The Haunting of Hill House

      New York: The Viking Press, 1959 New York: The Viking Press, 1959. First Edition. Octavo, 246 pp. Yellow cloth-backed aqua cloth boards, black imprinting on the cover and spine. Pictorial dustjacket. A strikingly well-preserved copy; but for minor soiling at bottom of endpapers and a touch of wear at jacket spine top and bottom, this is a new book. Near fine/near fine. Considered by many to be the finest haunting novel ever written, basis of two film versions and certain the archetype for the twisted-house (even in its architecture)-gone-mad horror, The Haunting of Hill House may be the only novel of its type to be re-issued so many times in so many editions - 1960,1984, 1985, and 1991, and still in paperback reprinting. "Certainly there are spots which inevitably attach to themselves an atmosphere of holiness and goodness; it might not then be too fanciful to say that some houses are born bad." L17

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        Sagan om ringen. / Sagan om de två tårnen. / Sagan om konungens återkomst.

      3 vol. Stockholm 1959-61. (Gebers Förlag). Stor 8vo. 482 + 406 + 377 s. Kart. Orig. omsl. Omslagene svakt slitt i kantene. Sagan om ringen med litt løst omslag. Sagan om de två tårnen uoppskåret.. Svenske førsteutgaver. Dedikasjon med signatur fra J.R.R. Tolkien på smusstittelbladet i Sagan om Ringen: "For Daphne Russel & Anders Tangen From J.R.R. Tolkien. Sept. 8. 1964". Dedikasjoner og signerte eksemplarer fra J.R.R. Tolkien er uvanlig, og signerte utenlandske (ikke engelske) utgaver regnes som meget sjeldne! Proveniens på forespørsel. / Swedish first editions of The Lord of The Rings trilogy. Signed and dedicated by J.R.R. Tolkien on half title of "Sagan om Ringen" (The Fellowship of the Ring). Signed, foreign language editions of Tolkien are considered extremely rare. Provenance upon request

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        A CLASH OF CYMBALS

      London: Faber & Faber,. [1959]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A superior copy of an elusive book. rarely found signed or inscribed by Blish. (#112176). First British (and first hardcover) edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription dated 1960 by Blish to Dirce Archer on the front free endpaper. Chronologically, the fourth book of the "Cities in Flight" series. Issued earlier in the U.S. in paperback as THE TRIUMPH OF TIME (1958). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-22. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 358-62.

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        DANSE MON SANG

      Falaize, (Paris) 1959 - EDITION ORIGINALE illustrée de 8 LITHOGRAPHIES originales en couleurs de Gianni BERTINI : trois hors texte, une en bandeau courant sur une double page, et 4 lithographie in-texte en brun. L'artiste a également orné la couverture de 2 lithographie en noir et rouge. Tirage à 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives. Un des 75 avec les lithographies, signé par Bertini. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        douves

      PAB, Alès 1959 - Edition originale imprimée par Pierre André Benoit, illustrée par Gianni BERTINI de 10 gravures originales, dont 5 imprimées en bistre et 5 enluminant le texte, tirées bleu. Tirage unique à 44 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, signés par l'artiste. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Light Within Us

      The Philosophical Library, New York 1959 - Inscribed on the free front end paper is a full page letter, dated 1961, to a personal friend- Dora, and signed "Joyous, Albert" in his typical blue marker. Book is in near fine condition- unread with a bit of shelf wear. Paper jacket in VG with a few small tears, a very small perforation/tear on the lower third of the spine, shelf wear and discoloration. A unique find. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jusara Book Shop]
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        9 Poems from Nature.

      (London Gogmagog Press 1959) - Tall octavo. 28 ff, frenchfold. One of thirty-five copies. Illustrated with eleven "elimination linocuts" inked with watercolor. These powerful images accompany a suite of poems by Cox which are intended to be read out loud, and evoke the sounds of nature. The balance in this book of word, sound and image brought David Chambers to conclude that this is "(p)erhaps his masterpiece". This is the the third book from the Gogmagog Press. In the original binding of blue-gray cloth piped with sage green cloth; red and white plastic labels on upper cover and spine. Overall, a fine copy in the original acetate wrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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