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        Textile Designs of Japan - 3 Volume Set

      Japan Color Design Center 1959,1960,1961, Osaka - Three-volume 10 x 14 Hardback set in Very; 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 Very Good Good condition. The dustjackets are chipped at the head and foot of each volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Versi prosaici

      Caltanisetta - Roma: Salvatore Sciascia, 1959. Prima edizione di 250 es. numerati. broch. Molto buono (Very Good). cm 6,5x11,5. Biblioteca minima (diretta da Giambattista Vicari)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        American Israel Culture Foundation Dinner Program, signed by Leonard Bernstein

      New York: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 1959. Very Good. (LEONARD BERNSTEIN/Dinner Program) America-Israel Cultural Foundation Annual Dinner-Concert in honor of Leonard Bernstein. Signed in pencil by Bernstein. New York: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Monday, February 2, 1959. Framed and matted, measures 15 inches x 13 inches. Program alone measures approximately 7 inches x 10 inches. Water stain present, not affecting signature. & & The American-Israel Cultural Foundation was created in 1939 to relocate endangered Jewish musicians and their families from Nazi Germany and Eastern Europe to Palestine. This non-profit, non-political organization still raises American money to promote the cultural life of Israel and Israeli artists. American composer and conductor, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was a lifelong champion of the rights of Israel and conducted his first concert there in 1947. This tribute to those efforts was attended by David Ben-Gurion, Senator Jacob Javits, and (on film) a statement from President Dwight Eisenhower. The Star Spangled Banner was performed by The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the concert itself was presented by the New York Philharmonic with Wilfred Pelletier conducting.&

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        How Texas Won Her Freedom: The Story of Sam Houston & the Battle of San Jacinto

      San Jacinto Museum Of History, San Jacinto Monument, TX 1959 - 22 pages. Includes illustrations. First edition, first printing. One of only 512 copies. Inscribed by (Red) Warren on the first sheet. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. Fine book without a dust jacket as issued. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        American Israel Culture Foundation Dinner Program, signed by Leonard Bernstein

      Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York 1959 - (LEONARD BERNSTEIN/Dinner Program) America-Israel Cultural Foundation Annual Dinner-Concert in honor of Leonard Bernstein. Signed in pencil by Bernstein. New York: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Monday, February 2, 1959. Framed and matted, measures 15 inches x 13 inches. Program alone measures approximately 7 inches x 10 inches. Water stain present, not affecting signature. The American-Israel Cultural Foundation was created in 1939 to relocate endangered Jewish musicians and their families from Nazi Germany and Eastern Europe to Palestine. This non-profit, non-political organization still raises American money to promote the cultural life of Israel and Israeli artists. American composer and conductor, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was a lifelong champion of the rights of Israel and conducted his first concert there in 1947. This tribute to those efforts was attended by David Ben-Gurion, Senator Jacob Javits, and (on film) a statement from President Dwight Eisenhower. The Star Spangled Banner was performed by The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the concert itself was presented by the New York Philharmonic with Wilfred Pelletier conducting. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Milano, Italia

      Milano: Lerici, 1959. ril, sovrac (hard cover, DJ). Ottimo (Fine)/Sovracoperta restaurata professionalmente per una piccola mancanza al pannello frontale (Dust jacket professionally restored for a little lack to the front panel. Otherwise very good). 4to. Forma-Vita 3 Prima edizione (First edition)

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        Il menabò. Anni 1959-1967

      Torino: Einaudi, 1959. broch. Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo. Tutto il pubblicato Numeri 1-10

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        The Poorhouse Fair

      NY: Knopf. 1959. Updike's second book and first novel, nominated for the National Book Award and winner of the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, for a novel which, despite not being a commercial success, was nonetheless "a considerable literary achievement." Signed by the author. With the bookplate of diplomat and ambassador John Moors Cabot on the front flyleaf: Cabot lived on Cape Ann, one town over from Updike. Fine in a near fine dust jacket, with a bit of rubbing to the front panel and a closed but crooked tear to the lower rear panel. In a custom three quarter leather clamshell case from the Praxis Bindery. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Ernest Hemingway owned and used ticket for the August 8, 1959, bullfight at Plaza de Toros Málaga in ?The Dangerous Summer? of 1959 ? brothers-in-law matadors Antonio Ordoñez and Luis Miguel Dominguin vied that day in the mano-a-mano competition for the title of El Primero ? with the August 1959 schedule listing that event

      (1) Colorful bullfight ticket, 5.5? x 3?. Plaza Toros de Málaga, August 8, 1959. ?Sombra? (?Shade?). Paper ticket with a punched cancellation hole. Fine condition.(2) Colorful bullfight schedule, 4p, 2.75? x 4?, front & verso (one 5.75? x 4? card folded in half). Plaza de Toros MALAGA, August 1959. Nine dates are listed including ?Sábado, 8? (?Saturday, 8?), ?Luis Miguel Dominguin / Antonio Ordoñez / unidos en el más sensacional MANO a MANO de la actual temporade? (?in the most sensational MANO a MANO of the current season?). Fine condition.In the introduction to Hemingway?s ?The Dangerous Summer? which was written in 1959-1960 but published posthumously in 1985, James A. Michener writes, ?This is a book about death written by a lusty sixty-year-old man who had reason to fear that his own death was imminent. It is also a loving account of his return to those heroic days when he was young and learning about life in the bull rings of Spain ... ?The Dangerous Summer? focuses on bullfighti

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Switching Point Limit Map of Redding, Shasta County, CA.

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company. 1959 - Blueline print, 24 inches x 9 feet. Three maps joined irregularly, with red pencil indicating switching limits. From beyond Sacramento and Clear Creek to beyond City of Redding. With City of Redding, station point Girvan. With Schedule of Property listing approx 50 transfers, 1872 - 1959. Scale 1 inch = 400 feet.

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        The Birthday Party

      London: Encore Publishing Co.. (1959). First. First edition. A trifle rubbed, still fine in wrappers. The very uncommon true first edition of Pinter's first play, Inscribed by him to his first wife Vivien Merchant: "Dec. 59 To Vivien, Love D." The "D." is for David. Pinter, who was also an actor, used the stage name David Baron and almost all his early material inscribed to Merchant is signed thus. Neither this edition, nor the first trade edition in England, published by Methuen, contained a printed dedication. However, the first American edition, The Birthday Party & The Room: Two Plays, which was the first edition to contain a printed dedication, was dedicated to Merchant. Thus, to our lights, this could fairly be considered the dedication copy of the Nobel laureate's first book -- it is certainly as close to one as could exist. An exceptional association copy of a very uncommon book. Housed in custom full cloth clamshell box. .

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        Van slak en klinker tot CEMIJ cement. FINE COPY.

      IJmuiden, CEMIJ N.V., 1959 - IJmuiden, CEMIJ N.V., 1959. Photo-pictorial wrappers (softcover) covered with translucent sheet (as issued), 29,5 x 20,5 cms., (56) pp. (plastic) spiral bound, throughout illustrated. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      The Olympia Press, Paris 1959 - Paris: The Olympia Press, copyrighted 1959, but actually printed (and so stated) in October, 1958, hence - 1958. See scans in that regard. First edition of the "Lollipop" re-issue of "Candy" in response to censor confiscation and burning under that original title. 12mo, green wrappers, 189 pp. See scans for copyright/printing points as noted above; price "Francs 1.200" has been above-stamped with the New Price NF 15" (see scan). Dedication here is "To Master Boon and Master Badj" (see scan), an alteration from the "Candy" dedication, which was "To Mister Hadj and Mister Zoon". Very Good; tape at spine bottom, minor soiling on back cover, very small scale peripheral wear, light dustiness to page edges. See scans. The story of a naive and gorgeous young blond girl - who quickly finds out in exactly what way we men are all, instantly and always, the same - borrows its plot structure from Voltaire's Candide and uses that strangely juxtaposed vehicle to shine a light on all the vagaries of modern western life which beg to be lampooned. Considered by many, then and now, to be a classic of "black (dark) humor". In 2006, Playboy Magazine included Candy on its list of the "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written". A nice, and rare, copy of one early publishing step en route to the coming-out of this timeless bit of erotic fiction. Please see scans. L50n [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Typescript]: Sweet Bird of Youth

      [1959]. Typescript. Quarto. Loose sheet with typed verso only. Fine. The typescript of the play used for publication of the first edition by New Direction. The sheets are accompanied by an envelope address to New Direction with a hand written note from Edwin Erbe, former publicity director for the publisher. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Printed Color Citation

      - Cuban revolutionary and leader. Castro had been the undisputed leader of Cuba since 1959, when his Marxist revolutionary forces toppled the regime of Fulgencio Batista. He relinquished power in 2008. 12" x 16" printed color citation issued to Danais Lima Gomez. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Goodbye, Columbus

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1959: First Edition, First Printing. In original dust jacket, with price of $3.75 intact. In Very Good condition. Boards show edge wear, faint scuffing and light overall wear. The dust jacket shows wear at the corners and spine ends, toning to the extremities and spine, and has an area of discoloration on the front and rear panel. A nice copy.

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        L'OEIL : Revue d'Art Mensuelle. No.1, Janvier 1955 à No.60, Décembre 1959 [60 num. en 5 volumes]. TÊTE DE COLLECTION DE LA REVUE

      Lausanne : Sedo, 1955-1959 - ~ 5 vol. ~ Orné de très nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs et photographies de Doisneau, Hinz, Cauvin, Brassaï &tc. ~ TÊTE DE COLLECTION, RELIURE DE L'ÉDITEUR. Poids 20 kilos, frais de port supplémentaires ~ Pleine toile de l'éditeur, chaque année reliée en un volume, conservant la couverture illustrée de tous les numéros ~ >5000p ~ 31x25x28cm. ~ Parfait état ~ Heavy item, circa 20.0 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KAIROS. Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft und Theologie. Jahrgang 1959 bis 1989 vollständig in 28 Bänden. Jahrgangsband 1 bis 30.

      Salzburg, Otto Müller Verlag, 1959-1989,.. Gebundene Ausgabe. Die angebotenen 30 Jahrgänge sind sauber gebunden in 28 Bänden und stammen aus einer österreichischen Klosterbibliothek. Interessenten aus dem Ausland wollen bitte VOR Bestellung die genauen Versandkosten erfragen.

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        The Beast Master

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company. (1959). First. First edition. Foxing confined to the endpapers (and jacket flaps), else fine in very near fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the title page. Probably the most popular book by the "Grand Dame of Science-Fiction" (the Cleveland-born author assumed a male name to better sell her works), a sword and sorcery epic that was the uncredited source for the less than classic but mildly amusing 1982 film The Beastmaster with Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, and Rip Torn, and the television series it spawned. Scarce in nice condition, uncommon signed, and very seldom found with both. .

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        Komposition. Mischtechnik auf starkem Handbütten.

      1959.. Bildgrösse: 56x77 cm. Unten links signiert und datiert. In Goldrahmen unter Glas 100x82 cm.. Provenienz: Seit Erwerb in der Galerie Lienhard, Zürich 7, im Januar1960 in Schweizer Privatbesitz (Katalog und Unterlagen vorhanden)

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        Things Fall Apart: The Story of a Strong Man

      New York: McDowell Obolensky, 1959-01-01 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.

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        Original Fotografie eines roten Mercedes 220 S Ponton.

      Italien, 1959/2014.. 60 x 48 cm. Limitierter Colour Print von 2014 durch Fachlabor nach dem Original Negativ aus dem Jahre 1959. Sehr gut. Neuwertig. Verso gestempelt, Nachlaß-Stempel. Limitierte, nummerierte einmalige Auflage von 20 Exemplaren.. Limited estate print, numbered, edition of 20 copies.

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        Methoden Der Organischen Chemie Band E 18 Teil 1 & 2 Organo-pi-metall-Verbindungen Als Hilfsmittel in Der Organischen Chemie - 2 Volume Set

      - H.W. Wilson Co., New York, 1959. 2 vols, fine almost like new, not used books [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1959. First. First edition. Pages with the usual uniform browning, else fine in near fine dustwrapper with slight rubbing and wear. Basis for Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, considered by many critics one of the greatest films in any genre. A very nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Pax 10 [Hymn by Jack Kerouac]

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

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        The Circus of the Sun

      Journeyman Books, (New York 1959 - First edition. Cloth and photographically illustrated papercovered boards. Drawings and design by Emil Antonucci. Cover photograph by Charles Harbutt. Fine in a good, original unprinted glassine dustwrapper. One of 500 numbered copies Signed by both Lax and Antonucci. Additionally, briefly Inscribed by Lax: "Douglas / Bob." Lax's first and most famous book, a meditation on the Creation, was described in the *New York Times* as "perhaps the greatest English language poem of this century." A close friend of Thomas Merton's, 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Time For A Tiger

      Heinemann 1959 - First edition, first printing. London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1956. 214 p. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. A bit of a mustiness, spot of sunning to foot, foxing to fore edge. Jacket has a trace of sunning to spine panel, price-clipped, toning to back panel, nicks and wear at tips. A collectible copy of the Clockwork Orange author's first novel, set in British Malaysia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Time Out of Joint

      Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company,, 1959. Octavo. Original orange boards, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. A little rubbed and bumped at the edges. A very good copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with some short splits. First edition, first printing.

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        TIME OUT OF JOINT A novel of menace

      NY:: Lippincott,, (1959).. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 221. VG in dj (lacks a small chip at the upper corner, small adhesion to the cover, rear little soiled, VG). Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 28. A key Dick title, his first hardcover book in the United States. More importantly one of the author's first literary novels

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        Sad Wind from the Sea

      John Long, London 1959 - About fine but for a touch of sun fading to top of spine at back hinge and back cover, and is slightly cocked. The jacket is a bit rubbed, with several small chips, and a closed tear. Back panel is a little soiled. First edition of the first novel by Patterson, who went on to write many bestsellers under the name Jack Higgins. A scarce title in any condition, with a jacket, it is very scarce indeed. Icing on the cake is the review slip laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wild Raspberries

      New York: Self-published, 1959. Slight waviness to the internal pages as always, else near fine in fuchsia boards. A remarkable survival, with the best and most elaborate coloration I have seen.. First Edition. Folio. A fine presentation copy, INSCRIBED (but not signed) by Andy Warhol to Dorinda Dixon Ryan on the front board: "To De De." (Dixon, an editor at Harper's Bazaar, and an associate of Halston, was best known for convincing Kay Thompson to write "Eloise".) Artists' book by Warhol and Suzie Frankfurt, featuring 18 offset lithograph plates of Warhol's fictitious French recipes, 15 of which have been hand-colored, many elaborately. Text lettering by Warhol's mother. Includes eight of the original fuchsia tissue guards. A fabulous copy of this rare and beautiful book, a spoof on elaborate French cuisine, which usually contains fewer hand-colored plates.

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        Biggles At World's End

      Brock Books / Brockhampton Press Leicestershire. 1959., 1959. SIGNED FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY W.E JOHNS. Octavo, pp182.. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dustjacket. Some edgespotting, jacket with trivial edgewear. A near fine copy, with author's inscription to flyleaf: 'To Mrs. M. Squire / With grateful thanks / for a lot of hard work / W.E.Johns / Nov. 1960'. Signed or inscribed books by Johns are uncommon.

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        Similarity of the structure of DNA from a variety of sources.

      1959 - Signed by Wilkins and WilsonHamilton, L. D.; Barclay, R. K.; Wilkins, Maurice (1916- ); Brown, G. L.; Wilson, H. R. (1929- ), et al. Similarity of the structure of DNA from a variety of sources. Offprint from J. Biophys. & Biochem. Cytology 5 (1959). 397-404pp. 8 photographic plates. 253 x 175 mm. Original printed wrappers, tiny rust stains on back wrapper. Fine copy, signed by Wilkins and Wilson on the front wrapper. First Separate Edition. The authors showed, by comparing DNA x-ray diffraction patterns from diverse species and tissues, that the patterns were the same; "the presently observable structure of DNA appears, then, to be the same in all cells" (p. 397). The data obtained by the authors' investigations "suggests that DNA cannot exist in significant amounts in forms other than the double-helix" and that "the double helical structure of DNA exists in the cell and is not an artifact" (p. 397). Most of the illustrations show comparisons of DNA x-ray diffraction patterns from different sources. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and New York 1959 - First Printing. Octavo; black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in silver, magenta, and light blue on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 254pp. Light wear to spine ends and lower corner tips, with faint strip of offsetting and trace of residue from an old brodart to endpapers and pastedowns; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.50), with a few tiny nicks and pinpoint rubs to extremities, and trace of same residue evident on verso; Near Fine. Frank's post-apocalyptic novel, dealing with the effects of a nuclear war on the small town of Ft. Repose, FL, which was based on the actual city of Mt. Dora, FL. A highspot of the genre, rated #29 on Pringle's list of 100 Best Novels, and despite the noted flaws, still a very presentable example; the jacket is quite prone to fading, and the present example remains nice and bright. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Elder Statesman, a play (signed)

      Faber and Faber, London 1959 - Cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine. Bright dustjacket with very light wear to spine ends and edges. Mild offsetting to end papers. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket flat-signed by the author on the title page "T.S. Eliot '60". With certificate of authenticity and provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Apenas esto. (Antología: 1934-1959)

      Tipografía de Gráficas Gómez-España, Madrid 1959 - 26x36 Edición de bibliófilo a cargo de Manuel de Aristizábal. Ejemplar nº XXVI, numerado a mano 20 hojas sin numerar en una carpeta Español Poesía española Libro

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        The Bridge on the Drina [Na Drini cuprija] [Signed Twice]

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1959. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. A Very Good + copy of the First US edition (light rubs to the spine ends and board corners), in a Very Good example of the fragile and relatively scarce dust jacket (modest edge wear, chipping to the spine ends and to the front panel where it meets the spine head, short closed tear to the front panel's upper edge, a short closed tear to each of the upper and lower edges of the rear panel with these rear panel tears along with the spine head having tape repairs on the dust jacket's verso, and a clip to the front panel's lower corner -- but the jacket is not price clipped), SIGNED TWICE BY IVO ANDRIC on the title page, one signature being his native signature and the other being the Anglicized version of his signature. One of Yugoslavia's greatest, and one of its most influential, writers, Andric was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the epic force with which he has traced themes and depicted human destinies drawn from the history of his country", with The Bridge on the Drina playing a large measure in his winning the Prize. In presenting the Prize to Andric, Anders Österling, then the Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, recalled Andric's service as Yugoslavia's Ambassador to Berlin during World War II and his survival of German bombing and his having to flee his country upon Germany's invasion of it. Österling goes went on to state: "Forced to retreat during the German occupation, Andric nevertheless managed to survive and to write three remarkable novels. These are generally called the Bosnian trilogy, although they have nothing in common but their historical setting, which is symbolized by the crescent and the cross. The creation of this work, in the deafening roar of guns and in the shadow of a national catastrophe whose scope then seemed beyond calculation, is a singularly striking literary achievement. The publication of the trilogy did not take place until 1945." After describing "The Bridge on the Drina" [the first installment in Andric's Bosnian Trilogy, followed by "Travnicka hronika" (Bosnian Story) and then "Gospodjica" (The Woman from Sarajevo)] as "his masterpiece", Österling stated: "Na Drini cuprija is the heroic story of the famous bridge which the vizier Mehmed Pasha had built during the middle of the sixteenth century near the Bosnian city of Visegrad. Firmly placed on its eleven arches of light-coloured stone, richly ornamented, and raised in the middle by a superstructure, it proudly perpetuated the memory of an era throughout the following eventful centuries until it was blown up in the First World War. The vizier had wanted it to be a passage that would unite East and West in the centre of the Ottoman Empire. Armies and caravans would cross the Drina on this bridge, which for many generations symbolized permanence and continuity underneath the contingencies of history. This bridge became the scene for every important event in this strange corner of the world. Andric's local chronicle is amplified by the powerful voice of the river, and it is, finally, a heroic and bloody act in world history that is played here." In his writing, Andric drew on the history of his native Bosnia (where he was born to Croat parents). This epic novel spans a period of Centuries, beginning during the Ottoman Empire's dominance of the region, with a special focus on the Muslims and the Christians living in Bosnia and Herzegovina. One of the most important books from this major writer (scarce to the market in first edition), and considered by many to be his Masterpiece, this copy has been signed twice by Ivo Andric on the title page. Signed copies of the book are exceedingly scarce and, of course, copies signed by Andric in both versions of his signature are even more so. A Very Good + copy of Ivo Andric's debut novel (the other two installments in the Bosnian Trilogy having been published in the same year), his Masterpiece and his best-known work, SIGNED BY IVO ANDRIC USING TWO VERSIONS OF HIS SIGNATURE. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE INDEED.

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      London: Jonathan Cape , 1959 An original copy and dust jacket with the original price of 15s. net present on front and back flap. Black cloth, gilt lettering, skull embossed on front board.

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        Friedhof der Maulwürfe (talpa europea) oder geländegänge in tagesläufen. Ein Roman. Erster Teil. Acht Originalradierungen von Asger Jorn.

      München, Galerie van de Loo 1959. - Fol., 41 SS., 1 Bl., unbeschnittenes Büttenpapier, Orig.-Halbleinen, Orig.-Cellophan-Umleger, Einband mit Bräunung am oberen Rand, sonst schönes Expl., Dittmar 225. Jorn, Druckgraphik 212-219. Nr. 40 von 200 Exemplaren, im Impressum vom Autor und Künstler handschriftlich signiert, auf Vorsatz handschriftliche Widmung und Unterschrift von C. Caspari. - 1948 gründet Jorn zusammen mit Appel, Constant, Corneille, Dotremont und Noiret die Künstlergruppe "COBRA", deren erste große Ausstellung 1949 im Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam stattfindet. Erklärtes Ziel ist es, Spontaneität und Expressivität in der Kunst verstärkt Geltung zu verschaffen und die künstlerische Vorherrschaft von Paris in Frage zu stellen, [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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