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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

      Grove Press, New York 1959 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dickson Street Bookshop]
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        Lolita

      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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        Psycho

      Simon and Schuster 1959 - A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, signed by the actress Janet Leigh on the front free endpaper. Accompanying the book is a signed self-portrait by Alfred Hitchcock and a page signed by the author Robert Bloch. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        On the Road

      Viking 1959 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the spine and edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the $3.95 price present on the front flap along with the correct back panel with a blue line on top, red on the bottom. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition. We buy Kerouac First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Silly Verse for Kids

      Dennis Dobson., London 1959 - 61 pp. pink illustrated boards, v. sl. bump along spine edge, edges sl. rubbed; endpapers yellowed, interior very clean, signed by Milligan; dw sl. foxed , small nick lower edge at rear, spine sl. faded [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eric T. Moore Books]
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        S. Hieronymi Presbyteri Opera. 1/1, 1/2, 1/2 A, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/6 A, 1/7, 2, 3/2, 3/4. (12 volumes)

      Turnhout, Brepols, 1959. - 2000. 12 volumes of the series. Orig. cloth hardcovers, gilt. - "Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina. 72, 73, 73 A, 74, 75, 75 A, 76, 76 A, 77, 78, 79 A, 79 B" (small signs of use, sl. worn) Although very good. See image. ¶ Volumes present are: Pars I. Opera Exegetica 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6A, 7. 2 Pars II: Opera homiletica. Pars III Opera Polemica 2 & 4.

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        Silly Verse for Kids [Signed]

      Published by Dennis Dobson Ltd., 80 Kensington Church Street, London First Edition . 1959. - First edition hard back publisher's original pale yellow paper covered boards, navy and black illustrations and text to boards. 8vo 9½" x 6½" 61 pp. Author's first book. SIGNED by the author to dedication leaf. Offsetting to front end paper. VG in price clipped dust wrapper, small damp spillage to top of lower and upper panels, 20 mm closed tear to foot of upper gutter, light foxing to paper. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A. MILLIGAN, Spike [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        POEMAS DE FE By JOSE SEBASTIAO MOREIRA 1959 signed

      BRAZIL: Firmado nas apreciacoes do Revmo, 1959. Book. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 9 ¼ x 61. TITLE: POEMAS DE FE By JOSE SEBASTIAO MOREIRA 1959 signed AUTHOR: JOSE SEBASTIAO MOREIRA PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Imprimatur - Firmado nas apreciacoes do Revmo. Padre Jose Dias Avelar, "Censor adhoc", damos com muito prazer o Imprimatur solicitado. Mariana 10 de julho de 1958. Mons. Con., Alipio Odier de Oliveira, Vigario Geral. Rio De Janeiro, 1959 (on title page). EDITION: 1. a Edicao (First Edition) CATEGORY: Foreign, Signed, First ...SIGNED: Yes, the book appears to be signed by the author 'For Xmas - Sr. Robert Louis L Esperance - Srs. Lorrete L Esperance respective homerageur de apreco io author. Cos. Jose Sebastiao Moreira - Cous. Lafaiete u/10/1962 (It appears, can't make it all out) ... BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books. If ViewFair Books miss any defects or highlights on any book/printings, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The book is without a dust jacket as issued. There is some scuffing to the leather at the top corner edge. The marbleized front cover on the board is chipped in in two places near the edges, light scuffs to the leather on the spine. There is a light touch of foxing on a few of the first starting pages Book is without marks or writings other than those of the author, pages are fairly clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 6 ½ x 9 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 144 plus pages Extra pictures located at the following: BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: 1. a Edicao (First Edition). Rio De Janeiro, 1959 (on title page). Fair(plus)/None dust jacket condition. NOT SURE ABOUT SOME OF THE WRITINGS, BOOK MAY BE IN PORTUGUESE. InvCode E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 004314.

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        PAYSAGES RETROUVÉS.

      - Lausanne, André et Pierre Gonin, 1959, In-folio. En feuilles, dans un double emboîtage illustré. Ouvrage tiré à 40 exemplaires sur grand vélin d'Arches (XXVI) tous peints et écrits à la main par l'artiste (Rémon). Chaque exemplaire est unique. Le notre porte une dédicace illustrée et signée par l'artiste. Suberbe travail. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        King's Ransom (First Edition)

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1959 - First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. A touch of toning to the edges of the text block. Jacket is bright, with some nicks at the spine ends and a couple of corners.A bright copy of this scarce McBain title, basis for Akira Kurosawa's superb 1963 film noir, "High and Low," starring Toshiro Mifune. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        KING'S RANSOM

      New York: Simon and Schuster,. 1959. Octavo,. boards.. Some tanning to text paper, some light rubbing to edges, a near fine. copy in very good dust jacket with mild shelf wear to edges, some. stress creasing, small tape ghosts to flap corners from a previous. dust jacket protector. One of the more difficult early McBain titles.. (#126554). First edition. An 87th Precinct novel. Filmed in Japan 1963 by Akira Kurosawa as "High and Low" (Tengoku to Jigoku).

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Man in Motion

      nbsp;London -Cassell, 1959 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A Crime Connoisseur Book by Charles Williams, who is described as on the the best American writers of intelligentthrillers. First edition in hardback, originally printed in paperback. In original unclipped dustwrapper. Condition: In a pictorial dustwrapper and full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with some slight rubbing and bumping to the dustwrapper. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean with the exception of a mark to one page to the front of the book. Overall: NEAR FINE with a VERY GOOD INDEEDdustwrapper.

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        Jazz (First Edition)

      Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij, 1959. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. This is a first edition, first printing of the critically acclaimed photobook Jazz published by De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam in 1959. Featuring 79 black-and-white photogravure plates and measuring approximately 7 x 7 inches, the book is bound in photographically illustrated laminated boards. The edition was issued without a dust jacket. The book is in FINE condition and Near Fine+ boards with some wear at the tips and some surface wear. Cited in all three reference works on photobooks: The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century by Andrew Roth, The Photobook: A History by Parr & Badger, and The Open Book by Andrew Roth.

      [Bookseller: Franklin Books]
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        Visions of Cody

      New Directions 1959 - First Edition, First Printing. An exceptional copy of this SIGNED/LIMTED EDITION of 750 copies printed. The boards are crisp, and the colors are vivid without wear or fading to the spine. Overall, a spectacular copy with a custom acedate cover to protect the book. Includes the original prospectus issued from the publisher. We buy Kerouac First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Starship Troopers

      Putnam 1959 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Robert A. Heinlein on a laid in signature. An outstanding dustjacket that is brillant in color with no fading. This ORIGINAL first issue dustjacket has light wear to the edges and panels. Otherwise, this unsophisticated dustjacket is one of nicest copies that we have seen. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the panels. The boards are crisp and the pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Heinlein First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Psycho

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1959 - FIRST EDITION of Bloch's masterpiece, the basis for the classic Alfred Hitchcock film. "There was a murder case in a small Wisconsin town near the one where I lived -- I had no details concerning it at the time, but I knew that it involved a middle-aged man who murdered several women. Realizing how much gossip there is in a small town and how neighbors tend to pry into every else's affairs, I wondered just what kind of man, and what circumstances, might be involved in such a crime without anyone suspecting, working from these questions, I came up with the plot of PSYCHO. Years later I learned that I'd come pretty close to the actual situation, as brought out after investigations were completed -- except that the actual murderer was also a cannibal, and even more disturbed than my imaginary character" (Robert Bloch). New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. Octavo, original half-cloth, original dust jacket. Browning to paper as always (poor paper stock); just a hint of edgewear to beautiful dust jacket. An outstanding copy. $2800. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "BEACON GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS": Odd John / The Deviates / Troubled Star / Pagan Passions / Virgin Planet / Flesh / The Sex War / A Woman a Day / The Mating Cry / The Male Response / Sin in Space

      New York: Universal Publishing & Distributing Corp. Beacon Books / Galaxy Publishing Corporation / Galaxy Science Fiction Novel / Galaxy Prize Selection #s 236, 242, 256, 263, 270, 277, 284, 291, 298, 305 & 312 1st Editions / Printings 1959-1961 ----------11 vintage paperbacks. Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine issued 46 Galaxy Science Fiction Novels as companions to the magazine. The final 11 of the novels (numbers 36 to 46) were issued under the Beacon Books imprint, from 1959 to 1961, and were assigned the same series of book numbers as regular Beacon Books. With 1 gap, the book numbers were 7 digits apart (trivia). It is these 11 BOOKS which are OFFERED HERE AS THE ENTIRE SERIES OF GALAXY NOVELS ISSUED UNDER THE BEACON IMPRINT. Of the 11 books, 4 are First Editions: Pagan Passions (Randall Garrett & Larry M. Harris), Flesh (Philip Jose Farmer), A Woman a Day (Farmer again) and The Male Response (Brian Aldiss). The other 7 books had been previously published, and 4 were given new titles for this series: The Deviates (formerly The Secret People) by Raymond F. Jones, Sex War (formerly The White Widows) by Sam Merwin, The Mating Cry (formerly The House That Stood Still) by A.E. Van Vogt, and Sin in Space (formerly Outpost Mars) by Cyril Judd (Kornbluth & Merril). All of the books were issued with "sexy" cover art, and some racy passages were inserted in the original text, all very mild by today's standards. This run of books was obtained when new by a caring collector, half were read once, very carefully, the other half not read at all. They have been carefully stored and protected for over 50 years, and, but for the minor blemishes to be described below, are close to "as new". Odd John: minor creasing to front cover top and bottom edges, still near fine condition. The Deviates: small bump to front cover top edge, still near fine. Pagan Passions: tiny faint corner crease, still near fine. Flesh: tiny faint corner crease, still near fine. Books not mentioned are close to as new. A nicer collection of these attractive books is difficult to imagine.. Later and/or First Printings. Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine. Illus. by Robert Stanley, Ed Emshwiller & Gerald McConnel (front covers). Note: our prices on Biblio are the LOWEST of any of the sites on which we list our books.

      [Bookseller: John McCormick]
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        Cours d'économie générale. Tome I - tome III

      Paris, École supérieure des mines de Paris 1959 - Three volumes in 4to; pp. XIII, (1), 646, (2); pp. 314, (2); pp. 589, (1) and five folding tables; original green stiff wrappers, printed in black on spine and front cover, spines a bit darkened, slightly rubbed and bumped, inside clean and crisp, a very good set. Volume I in second edition, volumes II and III in first edition. Large textbook written by the Nobel Prize laureate Maurice Allais (1911-2010) only for his students at hte "École National Supérieure des Mines" and other institutions where he held a teaching position. No trade edition has been published. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Day It Rained Forever

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis,, 1959. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in white. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the dust jacket with tiny nicks to the corners, a very small chip from the lower panel, and tanned spine panel and partially tanned upper panel. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Arthur Schlesinger – Especially recommending those space age stories I have marked in this book – and with the good wishes of Ray Bradbury. May 1962". Bradbury has marked three stories with paperclips. The recipient was the American historian and social critic Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (1917-2007).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Marchand du Sel Ecrits de Marcel Duchamp

      Paris: Le Terrain Vague, 1959. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good in Wraps. Collection 391" Published 1st October 1959. 1 of 2000 copies on Alfa with folding reproduction of the Large Glass, printed on clear plastic tipped in. Origninal wraps bound into hard covers. Wraps show light soil otherwise nice clean copy.

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        APENAS ESTO (Antología: 1934-1959).

      Tip. Gráficas Gómez. Madrid, 1959 - . 36 cm. 18 fol., sin paginar. Portada a dos tintas. Edición de corta tirada en papel de hilo numerada y nominada. Enc. en piel algo deslucida, florones. Dedicatoria autógrafa a Eugenio Montes. * La obra obtuvo el premio Larragoiti de poesía y mención especial del Nacional de Literatura en 1959. Autor de poemas, obras teatrales, guiones, novelas, cuentos y ensayos, Federico Muelas (1910-1974) dirigió la que él mismo consideraba la "revista más audaz de la poesía española" (El pájaro de paja). El poeta conquense fue, asimismo, colaborador de ABC, La Vanguardia, Pueblo, Arriba, Blanco y Negro, Life y Journal des Voyages, entre otros, además de estar al frente de publicaciones como Haz, Medina, Juventud o La Hora. En Apenas esto (1929-1939) aparecen ciertos temas recurrentes en otros poemarios como la lírica tradicional, el paisaje, la dificultad de captar la esencia de la poesía (el propio Muelas había manifestado en varias ocasiones el gran reto que ello representaba), la vuelta a la infancia o su visión de la guerra civil, entre otros. Poesía. Bibliofilia. Poesia Libros modernos a partir de 1830 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - CENTENARY 1859 - 1959

      Privately Printed 1959 - Extrememly RARE Limited Edition, made even more so by the SIGNATURE of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE pasted onto the title page. UK, 1959, Limited and Numbered. First and only edition. Presentation issue. 12 of only 100 numbered copies. Fully bound in red leather, in the publisher's slipcase. Privately Printed. The book has been used and is well read, but it is Near Fine, although the spine is a touch shabby. The slipcase has protected the book well, but it is a little scruffy. But what distinguishes this copy is the signature, which is in ink, and is mounted on the title page. A superb and unique collectable of this wonderful and much loved writer. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Booksniffer]
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        La Derniere Bande Suive De Cendres

      Les Editions De Minuit, Paris 1959 - Cream wraps lettered in blue and black. Signed by the author on the title page. Text in French. Wear to edges but o/w fine. Size: 12 Mo. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Moda Polska.

      Warzawa, WAG Warzawa, 1959. Promotionposter, 69 x 48 WAG Warzawa. Original edition. 13. I 1930 - 21. I 1996. Born in Lwow, studied 1949 - 1955 at Cracow's ASP - class of prof. M. Makarewicz and J. Karolak. Some early exhibitions : Paris 1961 & 1964, Sao Paolo 1963, Denmark - 1963, Italy - 1964, Montreal - 1964, Munich - 1965, Sweden - 1965, Honolulu - 1965, etc. etc. Many awards : Trepkowski Award 1954, Grand Prix Karlove Vary 1964, Biennale in Krakow 1964, Gold Medal in Ljubljana, etc. etc. Lived in Paris since the early 60 's. A total of 107 individual exhibits all over the World. One of the foremost poster designers ever.

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        A Visit To Morin.

      Heinemann, London 1959 - First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Limited to 250 copies. Inscribed by the author to Ian Fleming and his wife, "For Ian + Anne Fleming with all good wishes for the grim season from Graham Greene Christmas 1960." Corners lightly bumped, else a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a stray pen mark to the front panel and some smudges. A magnificent association copy between two of the greatest spy novelists of the twentieth century. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Henderson the Rain King.

      Viking Press, New York 1959 - First edition of the author's fourth book. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Small review pasted to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket that shows light rubbing. Saul Bellow is the only author to have received three National Book Awards, for The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, and Mr. Sammler's Planet, in addition to both the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize. The Sunday Times praised these achievements when it revered "Bellow's oeuvre [as] both timeless and ruthlessly contemporary." Henderson the Rain King was named one of the 100 greatest novels of the 20th century by Modern Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Tin Drum.

      Secker and Warburg., London - The uncorrected proof of the first British edition of the author's first novel. Octavo, original green wrappers as issued. Signed by the author on the title page. In excellent near fine condition showing only light wear. "When Günter Grass published "The Tin Drum" in 1959 it was as if German literature had been granted a new beginning after decades of linguistic and moral destruction. Within the pages of this, his first novel, Grass recreated the lost world from which his creativity sprang, Danzig, his home town, as he remembered it from the years of his infancy before the catastrophe of war. Here he comes to grips with the enormous task of reviewing contemporary history by recalling the disavowed and the forgotten: the victims, losers and lies that people wanted to forget because they had once believed in them. At the same time the novel breaks the bounds of realism by having as its protagonist and narrator an infernal intelligence in the body of a three-year-old, a monster who overpowers the fellow human beings he approaches with the help of a toy drum. The unforgettable Oskar Matzerath is an intellectual whose critical approach is childishness, a one-man carnival, dadaism in action in everyday German provincial life just when this small world becomes involved in the insanity of the great world surrounding it. It is not too audacious to assume that "The Tin Drum" will become one of the enduring literary works of the 20th century" (The Swedish Academy). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Gli Americani (The Americans)

      Il Saggiatore (1959), Milano - Oblong octavo. 179,[2]pp. Original illustrated paper-covered boards protected by modern mylar housed in modern custom made black cloth slipcase. Front and back cover design by Saul Steinberg. Rare Italian language edition of the most notable and important work by Swiss born American photographer and filmmaker, Robert Frank. This edition preceded the first American Grove Press edition. "In this volume of 83 deeply moving and unconventional photographs, Robert Frank portrays the America of cowboys and politicians; of grocery shops, funeral parlors, and Fourth of July jamborees; of picnics, newsstands, crap tables, cocktail parties, jam sessions, and drive-in movies. Here is the face of America illuminated by an unusual talent." (From American edition). The Americans, was very influential in the post-war period, and earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his skeptical outsider's view of American society. Some staining and scuffing on boards. Corners on head and tail of spine strengthened with Japan tissue. Gutter at front and rear endpapers expertly repaired. Slight age toning to outer edges of interior pages. Tight copy with binding in good, interior in very good condition. Slipcase fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        A Canticle For Leibowitz.

      J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1959 - First edition of the author's landmark novel. Octavo. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, "For Ben Best Regards Walter Miller Jr. 5-28-60." Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books inscribed by Walter Miller Jr. are fairly uncommon, even more so in the year of publication. Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel, "A Canticle For Leibowitz" is considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction. "An extraordinary novel . Prodigiously imaginative, richly comic, terrifyingly grim, profound both intellectually and morally, and, above all . simply such a memorable story as to stay with the reader for years" (Chicago Tribune). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        APOCALYPSE DE SAINT JEAN: LITHOGRAPHIES ORIGINALES DE RUFINO TAMAYO

      Club International de Bibliophilie, Paris 1959 - 142pp, with 15 color lithographs. Text in French. A magnificent copy of renowned Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo's most sumptuous illustrated book (entry number ninety-three in Juan Carlos Pereda and Nuria Rico's "Tamayo Illustrador"), this example from the edition of two hundred and fifty-five copies on Velin de Rives has been bound with top edge gilt in an exquisite 3/4 red Moroccan leather over hand-marbled green boards. The spine features six raised bands and decorative gilt embossing. The interior and textblock are bright and clean, while the extremities show a tiny bit of scuffing. A beautiful example of an extraordinarily lovely Livre D'Artiste that includes fifteen original color lithographs executed by Tamayo specifically for this project. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris: Olympia. (1959). The first issue of the first edition of his second book, a high spot of Beat and postwar American literature -- one of the "big three" volumes of the Beat movement, along with Jack Kerouac's On the Road and Allen Ginsberg's Howl. Published in paperback in Paris by Maurice Girodias' small press, in an edition of 5000 copies, three years before it could be published in the U.S. Signed by Burroughs in 1996. Uneven sunning and a bit of creasing to the covers; rubbing to the folds. A very good copy in a supplied, near fine dust jacket with a small chip at the crown. Burroughs signed this for a bookseller in Lawrence, Kansas, where he lived during the last years of his life. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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