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        A" 1–12. With an essay on Poetry by the author and a final note by William Carlos Williams.

      Ashland, MA: Origin Press, 1959 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Spine rolled, margins of contents tanned. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To John Colombo, always, Louis Zukofsky. Nov 19, 1960, Toronto". John Colombo is a Canadian poet and editor. Errata and review slips loosely inserted. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      New York: Farrar Straus Cudahy, (1959). First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. SIGNED by Lowell on the front free endpaper below his INSCRIPTION in his typical block-lettering childlike hand: "For Aunt Alice/with love & our many memories/From/Bobby." Above the inscription is the pencil signature of Alice W. ----. We are unable to make out the last name and have not been able to ascertain exactly who Alice was, but in any case this is the only copy of this important book, of which the poet's family is so central a subject, with a family association that we are able to locate. Laid in is a small card that reads "With the Compliments of The Author." There are a few pencil checks and underlines with one interesting ink underlining of the line "when my Uncle and Aunt left their three baby daughters" from "My Last Afternoon with Uncle Devereux Winslow.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Autobiography of Cecil B. DeMille, and a Collection of Books from his Library with his bookplates.

      Prentice-Hall, Inc Englewood Cliffs (1959) - First Edition. This copy inscribed and signed by the editor, Donald Hayne, and with a christmas card signed by DeMille laid in, as well as an unsigned Christmas card with printed greeting from DeMille. Good, lower cloth edge worn, rear inner hinge broken. Sold together with a collection of books from DeMille's personal library, several with his 3" by 2 1/2" personal bookplate, attractively designed with red and gold with an open winged black bird at center. The books include: Drawn and Quartered by Charles Adams. New York: Random House, no printing statement. Forward by Boris Karloff. Very Good, spine end and corner wear. ; Wild Animals I have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1942. Later Printing. Very Good in Very Good dustjacket. This volume with alternate paradise bird bookplate. ; Four Volumes from the Little Nature Library Published by Doubleday, Page and Co. in 1923. Birds, Trees; Butterflies; and Wild Flowers Worth Knowing. All with DeMille bookplate, two with additional stamp from DeMille's Production company. ; Four Volumes from the Gentleman's Companion series, two on exotic drinking and two on exotic cooking, two dated 1946, and two dated 1951. Published by Crown Publishers in New York. Two of the four with paradise bird bookplate. Good, staining and wear to cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover.. Near Fine/VG+. Folio, 152pp. Printed wraps. Numerous Black & White plates. Text in English. Printed in photogravure in Switzerland. Slipcase and spine a little foxed, contents near fine, with glassene wrapper . More images available on request. A wonderful copy of one of the great photobooks. Now legendary collaboration between photographer Avedon, writer Capote and designer Alexey Brodovitch. Amazing, and scarce in a complete glassene wrap and slipcase.

      [Bookseller: november-books]
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        JOAN MIRO. Su obra gráfica

      Gustavo Gili, Barcelona 1959. Edición limitada de 500 ejemplares numerados; Ejemplar Nº 253. - ///Prólogo y traducc. de Juan-Eduardo Cirlot./Numerosas reproducciones en color y en negro. ///Tela editorial ilustrada. Sobrecub./33x28. XXXV+108 págs./Buen ejemplar./Arte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria El Astillero]
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        Shang hai bo wu guan cang hua; Gems of Chinese Paintings from the Collection of the Shanghai Museum, 1959

      Shanghai: Shanghai People's Fine Arts,1959 - First edition, first printing. Elephant folio, 54.5*40*4.5cm, wt:7.6kg. LIMITED edition of 1,000 copies. 100 mounted plates in full color. Text in CHINESE, with an additional 2 loose pages of Table of Contents in English. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Krapp's Last Tape

      London: Faber & Faber,, 1959. and Embers. Octavo. Original blue wrappers printed in black and red. Housed in a quarter black morocco drop down box. Trace of rub at the tips of the backstrip but in reality a fine copy. First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to one of his closest and longest known friends, "To Tom [McGreevy] with love from Sam, Xmas, 1959". A stunning association. McGreevy and Beckett had known each other since the late 1920s - McGreevy had preceded Beckett at the Ecole Normale Superieure. It was McGreevy who introduced Beckett to Joyce with a compelling recommendation. In 1936 the elder man played a patient and pivotal role in the complex final development of Beckett's prose masterpiece and my candidate for novel of the century, Murphy. Beckett signed as many books as people had the gall to put in front of him. He was equally generous with casual associates and copies particularly of lesser works bearing his writing abound. What are rare however are the true association copies. Especially in the more important works. The great and meaningful ones. Ones inscribed at publication. Ones in short like this.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Moods and Movements in Art. [Verve 27/28].

      New York: REYNAL & COMPANY, 1959. 4to. 153 pp. Originally published in France as issues no. 27 & 28 of Verve. Text in French with English translation booklet by Serge Hughes in pocket affixed to f.p.d. Cover by Braque. Lacking the lithographs after Miro (pp. 91-94) and Chagall (pp. 125-134), but with the lithographs by Mourlot after Braque, Matisse, Laurens, Léger, Giacometti, Borès and Gromaire. VG- in paper covered boards, with some spine wear and soiling, in a clear protective jacket.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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      Jonathan Cape 1959 - A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket. Original price of 15s present on the front flap. First published 1959 stated on the copyright page and no mention of later printings. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Obras Completas Tomos I y II

      Aguilar, Madrid 1959 - Tomo I 1353 pp: Reinaldo Solar, La Trepadora, Doña Bárbara, Cantaclaro, Cuentos. Tomo II 1343 pp: Canaima, Pobre Negro, El Forastero, Sobre la Misma Tierra, La Brizna de Paja en el Viento. El autor hizo para esta edición muchas y minuciosas correcciones en sus obras, de caracter ortográfico y textual; de éstas la mas importante afecta las últimas páginas de Reinaldo Solar. Romulo Gallegos fué el primer presidente por elección popular en Venezuela, en 1947. Firmado por Romulo Gallegos En muy buen estado. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Guido Soroka Bookseller]
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        The Audio Cyclopedia / 1st Edition, 1st Printing April 1959 / Hugo Gernback Presentation/Association Copy, Signed, Inscribed and Dated By Author

      Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc. & The Bobbs Merrill Co., Inc., Indianapolis 1959 - Indianapolis: Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc. & The Bobbs Merrill Co., Inc., 1959. First Edition and First Printing, April, 1959. Signed, inscribed and dated by the author on the ffep, to Science Fiction great Hugo Gernsback, in the first month after publication, on May 24, 1959. Good plus to about very good, clearly put to substantial use by Gernsback. Soiling to covers, modest spine fade, corners a bit bumped; see scans. Dust jacket is edge tattered but complete, showing the original $ 19.95 price tag - rather dear for the time. See scans. A one-of-a-kind first edition, first printing copy of Tremaine's lauded and still much-sought comprehensive 1,269 page study of audio electronics, inscribed by him to Hugo Gernsback, and signed on May 24th of 1959. The Luxembourg-born Gernsback is best known for his spectacular feel for the publishing of golden age science fiction (most notably through Amazing Stories), and is credited with starting the modern era of sci-fi. The celebrated Sci-fi award, the Hugo, is named after him. Nonetheless, Gernsback started as an electronics businessman, and was successful at that; he was a primary popularizer of amateur radio in the U.S., founding the Wireless Association of America in 1909, and established the radio station WRNY. Though he had tried his hand at science fiction with "Ralph 124C 41+" in 1911, it was in fact through his electronics publications - Modern Electronics, Electrical Experimenter and Science and Invention - that he phased into sci-fi publishing by including stories in those magazines. For this reason, his copy of the Audio Cyclopedia - this one - can be considered to be a piece of both science fiction and elctronics history. A well-used (as one might expect) but still solid copy. Tremaine's inscription reads: "To Hugo Gernsback - whom I have long admired from the early days of the 'Electrical Experimenter' and your predictions of 'Things to Come'. Sincerely, H.M. Tremaine, Hollywood, Cal. May 24-1959" . "Things to Come" is a reference to the famous prognosticative Alexander Korda sci-fi epic of that name from 1936. A very, very singular piece. l-46n [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        The Mansion

      New York: Random House 1959, 1st limited signed edition. (Hardcover) 436pp. Fine. Octavo. In original dark navy blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover with beveled edges. Decorative blue endpapers. Very tight & clean copy. Top edge with original blue staining (slightly dust soiled). Very scarce. First edition limited to 500 copies of which this is number 113. Limitation page includes William Faulkner's signature. The third book in Faulkner's trilogy featuring the Snopes family which includes "The Hamlet" (1940) and "The Town" (1957).

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        L`Homme déguisé en Homme.,

      Lausanne, Gonin, 1959 - 156 S. mit 16 Radierungen von Hans Fischer auf Tafeln Eines von 200 Ex. (GA 250). - Druckvermerk vom Herausgeber sign. - Zustand tadellos. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 4°, lose Bogen in Chemise, OHPergmt.-Umschlag in OSchuber

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Aimez-vous Brahms.. - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Paris: René Julliard. Fine. 1959. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Softcover. A beautiful true First Edition limited to 300 copies (of a total of 390) printed on Vélin Alfa du Marais, this one (being number 176) SIGNED after publication by the author Françoise Sagan directly on the half-title page. An unread copy in original wraps, pages still uncut; Sagan's fourth novel, her tale of the futility of loving an unsuitable partner, and the pressures that society can place on a relationship. Basis for the major motion picture ("Goodbye Again") starring Ingrid Bergman, Yves Montand, and Anthony Perkins .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Naked Lunch

      Paris: Olympia Press. (1959). First. First edition, first state without the price overstamped. A trifle rubbed, fine in fine dustwrapper. A lovely copy of the true first edition of one of the most influential novels of the post-WWII era, basis for the David Cronenberg film featuring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, and Roy Scheider. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Olympia Press.Paris.,1959. FIRST EDITION.8vo.(6.8 x 4.4 inches).Green border on title page.Later price sticker (18NF) over the original printed price on rear panel and price(Francs 1500) on inside rear flap of wrapper crossed through in ink.Publishers green printed paper wraps with original colour printed dustwrapper,designed by Burroughs himself.Minute chips to the spine corners but overall this is a fine copy of this fragile book.:.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Naked Lunch

      The Olympia Press, Paris 1959 - Number 76 in the Traveller's Companion Series. First Edition, First Issue, with price of 1500 francs rear flap. Book is Near Fine, with tiny (1/8") apparent glue stains at top and bottom of page block at spine tips. Green printed wraps are very bright, with price of 1500 francs on rear cover. White pictorial wraps, with purple, yellow and black lettering are also Near Fine, with an 1/8" paper loss at head of spine the only flaw. A quite lovely copy of this classic Beat novel. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Naked Lunch

      (New York): Grove Press. (1959). First. First American edition. Fine in fine first issue dustwrapper. Basis for the David Cronenberg film featuring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, and Roy Scheider. A beautiful copy. .

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

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1959 - Octavo. Original wrappers printed in green and black. With the dust jacket. Just a small nick to the tail of the spine. An excellent copy in the jacket which is a little rubbed with a small chip from the head of the toned spine panel and a small repair to the verso. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Naked Lunch [first edition, first issue]

      The Olympia Press 1959 - First edition, first issue, with 1.500 francs price on rear cover and no new price stamp, green border on title-page. One of 5,000 copies of the first edition printed. No dust jacket, but Miles notes that "the very first issues were released without the dust jackets; they were added after a month or so." This could very well be one of those earliest copies. Spine a bit sunned with some rubbing and scuffing at the spine edges, small nick over price number but still perfectly legible. Overall a clean and tight copy and scarce thus. Maynard & Miles A2a. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Triolet Rare Books]
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        Naked Lunch

      NY: Grove Press, Inc.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1959. FIRST EDITION. Hard Cover. F/NF: Fine condition octavo boards in black cloth with a Near Fine condition DJ. Black topstain. DJ has a hint of wear at the edges. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        The Naked Lunch

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Naked Lunch

      New York: Grove Press, 1959. Hardcover (Half Cloth). Fine Condition Fine/Fiction. Gilt lettering to spine. Spine tail and bottom corners very lightly bumped. Top page edges colored dark blue. Previously owned by Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Tennessee. Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/4". Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding in good condition, with very slight loosening to spine.. Previous owner's signature in ink. NOT ex-library. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 021322.

      [Bookseller: Dickson Street Bookshop]
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      Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London,, 1959. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, plain coated endpapers burgundy, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First UK Edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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