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        Henderson the Rain King; a novel

      The Viking Press, New York, 1959 - Fine copy in dust-wrapper which has a short closed tear at one fold [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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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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        Pura Tessin. Aquarell.

       1959. Monogrammiert in Aquarell. Signiert, datiert und bezeichnet \"Friedrich Gotsch 1959 / - Pura Tessin - Aquarell\". Auf festerem Velin. 70 x 45 cm (Blattgröße). Die farbfrische, lichtdurchflutete Straßenszene ist mit breitem Pinsel gemalt. Zwei weibliche Figuren, die wohl eine Last auf den Schultern tragen, führen im Vordergrund in das Bild hinein und strukturieren das Bild und bilden einen Bezugspunkt zur Architektur. - 1920 beginnt F. K. Gotsch ein Studium an der Sächsische Akademie der Künste Dresden und wird ein Meisterschüler von Oskar Kokoschka. Hier hat er Kontakt mit Hilde Goldschmidt und Hans Meyboden. Zu Studienaufenthalten hält er sich in New York, Paris, Italien und Südfrankreich, München und Berlin auf. Bei einem Luftangriff während des Zweiten Weltkriegs wurde sein Berliner Atelier und fast sein komplettes Werk zerstört. Nachdem Gotsch in den ersten Nachkriegsjahren vorrangig kulturpolitisch tätig ist, konzentriert er sich ab 1951 wieder vollständig auf seine künstlerische Arbeit. Nach einer Phase intensiver Auseinandersetzung mit dem Kubismus Picassos und des Experimentierens mit abstrakten Darstellungsformen entwickelt der Künstler den für sein weiteres Werk typischen \"späten Expressionismus\". Als einer der wenigen gegenständlich malenden Künstler seiner Generation kann sich Gotsch schon zu Lebzeiten öffentlicher Anerkennung erfreuen. - Im Außenrand unbedeutende Knickspur. Schweiz, Pura, Tessin,

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        GOLDFINGER

      Cape, London 1959 - Black boards stamped in blind and gilt. Very small bump to upper outer corner of front cover, faintest of yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. First issue dust jacket has very small soft creases to upper corner of front panel, else fine, flap price (15s) intact, no yellowing to the spine. Quite a nice copy of the seventh James Bond novel, basis of the famous film with its memorable theme song. Size: Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Goldfinger

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1959 - Hardcover. Black cloth with gilt lettering and design. Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket soiled. Larry McMurtry's Copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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        Some Like It Hot" - Signed Reproduction Poster Photograph

      - Reproduction photograph of the poster for the iconic 1959 comedy, hand signed by its two stars, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, and by its director, Billy Wilder. Marilyn Monroe is shown playing the ukulele in a rather impractical position, flanked by her adoring "bosom companions" in drag. Glossy print with slightly irregular margins, otherwise in very fine condition with excellent bold signatures. 10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20 cm).Some Like It Hot is considered to be one of the greatest film comedies of all time and was voted as the top comedy film by the American Film Institute on their list on AFI's 100 Years. 100 Laughs poll in 2000. The film is also notable for featuring cross dressing, and for playing with the idea of homosexuality, which led to it being produced without approval from the Motion Picture Production Code. The code had been gradually weakening in its scope during the early 1950s, due to increasing societal tolerance for previously taboo topics in film, but it was still officially enforced. The overwhelming success of Some Like It Hot was a final nail in the coffin for the Hays Code.

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music]
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        A Canticle for Leibowitz

      J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and New York 1959 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket has light wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Riprap

      Origin Press 1959 - SIGNED on title page--signature only, and visible in photo. Covers have a trace of wear to extremities--visible in photo. First four pages have a small stain--visible in photos. Poetry content is fine and unmarked. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dela Duende Books]
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        Mexico City Blues

      New York: Grove Press, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First hardcover trade edition, first printing. Near Fine, with previous owner name to front free end paper, red ink inscription to first blank terminal page and name to bottom of page 21, light foxing and light soiling to edge of page block. A nice copy, lacking the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Femme en bleu. Mi-Figure d?une jeune fermme avec cigarette. Signé F. Garopesani Lesin 6 - 10 - 1959.

      1959, 1959 - 58x38 cm, craie originale, signé ?F. Garopesani Lesin 6 - 10 - 1959?, sous passepartout, cadre alu. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Doctor Sax

      New York: Grove Press, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 245 pp. First hardcover edition, first printing. Very Good or better, with light rubbing at corners, a few small spots to the top edge of the page block, front and rear innter hinges repaired and paged toned, lacking the dust jacket. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Happy Birthday To You!

      New York; Random House. 1959. Imperial 8vo. Original glazed pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, preserved in repeat dustwrapper; pp. [56]; with vibrant coloured illustrations on every page; externally a near fine copy with tiny bruising to heel of spine and shelf-rubbing to lower boards, internally very good, clean, and sound throughout, without inscription, and with only an insignificant, and very pale, splash mark to one corner, protected by an excellent example of the original dustwrapper with two or three tiny nicks to spine ends with short archival tabs to strengthen to the reverse and a couple negligible creases to lower panel adjacent to spine; very scarce in this condition in the dustwrapper. First edition, first issue. This is the first Dr. Seuss title to be printed wholly in full colour. This copy displaying all the relevant points: with the 295/295 code to front flap; not listing any subsequent titles to flap of lower leaf; with the list of earlier titles to the lower flap ending in Yertle The Turtle and The Cat In The Hat Comes Back; and, importantly, with the 6 small white dots to the pale blue background on the "Today is your birthday" page.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        VOYELLES.

      Milano, D. Bertieri, 1959. In folio (cm. 38); copertina originale a colori; pp. 24 con 5 incisioni originali a colori di Luigi Veronesi. Copertina brunita a causa della luce, ma bella copia, stampata in 300 esemplari numerati su carta della cartiera Filippo Milani di Amalfi. Cartoncino originale con gli auguri della Dante Bertieri Stampatore in Milano. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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        The Birthday Party

      London: Encore, 1959. First Edition. wrappers. Near fine. 1st edition, preceding all others. The dedication copy of his second play and first book. Original pictorial wrappers, nearly fine. Signed presentation copy to his wife, dated Dec. 1959, and although the dedication wasn't confirmed in type until the American edition published in 1961, this is it, as tectonic a copy as this book can be.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        The Naked Lunch

      Olympia Press, Paris 1959 - 225pp; green card covers, purple/white d/j, light edgewear. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Baggins Book Bazaar Ltd]
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        A Visit To Morin.

      London: Heinemann,, 1959. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in gilt, green silk page marker. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the slightly foxed dust jacket, with toning to spine panel and edges. First edition in book form, sole impression, one of 250 copies only. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Lady Diana Cooper on the front free endpaper: "For Diana, with love and good wishes for Christmas 1960. From Graham". It was produced as a Christmas gift for Greene's friends in Christmas 1960. Both Waugh and Cooper received copies as Christmas presents from Greene: the two subsequently corresponded in January 1961 regarding the story. Waugh wrote to Cooper, "You may well ask, what about Graham Greene's Christmas story? Is he Morin?" (21 January 1961). A Visit to Morin was first published in London Magazine in January 1957.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        VOYELLES.

      - Milano, D. Bertieri, 1959. In folio (cm. 38); copertina originale a colori; pp. 24 con 5 incisioni originali a colori di Luigi Veronesi. Copertina brunita a causa della luce, ma bella copia, stampata in 300 esemplari numerati su carta della cartiera Filippo Milani di Amalfi. Cartoncino originale con gli auguri della Dante Bertieri Stampatore in Milano. Axs

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PAOLO BONGIORNO]
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        ALAS, BABYLON

      Lippincott 1959 - Bound in black cloth with bright pastel and silver decoration. Stated second printing, 8vo, 254pp. Book is slightly cocked with just a little rubbing to edges. Dust jacket with crinkle and chipping at head and foot and edges. First edition, second impression. Author signed copy on front fly "Pat Frank Mt Dora '59". Booksellers label of Bronsons' books and gifts, Eustis - Mount Dora Florida pasted on rear paste down. Signed copies of this novel are scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Thomas Bookseller]
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        ANNALI DELLA SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA Serie II Vol XXVIII LETTERE, STORIA E FILOSOFIA

      PISA: SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA, 1959. BROSSURA. BUONO. 21 28. I II USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Rome

      Feltrinelli (ma Imprimerie Administrative centrale). In 4 (cm 21,5 x 28), pp. 190. Legatura editoriale in piena tela con sovraccoperta. Edizione Feltrinelli (anche se stampata in Francia come da indicazione al colophon) di quest'opera di William Klein. Sulla scia del successo dei due volumi su New York e Mosca, Feltrinelli pubblica nel 1959 'Rome' dove Klein conferma la sua tecnica densa bui e densa di neri. Testo in lingua francese. Edizione originale. ITA

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
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        Mrs. Bridge

      New York: The Viking Press, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Signed by author on ffep in black ink, inscribed to former owners.Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. A few small stains on edges, bookstore stamp on paste down. Jacket has light edge wear, light fading to spine panel, tape on verso of head, price intact ($3.75).

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        LA GESTA GARIBALDINA PAGINE DI SCRITTORI GARIBALDINI

      ZANICHELLI, BOLOGNA 1959 - ITALIANO Brossura morbida con dorso lievemente consumato e tracce di impurità alla quarta; qui cifra a penna relativa a prezzo vendita e lieve scorticatura in basso; macchia di umidità. Tagli ingialliti. Firma di appartenenza e note manoscritte alla carta di guardia. Cifra a penna al frontespizio. Inserimento di tavole fuori testo; pagine leggibili e scorrevoli. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Starship Troopers

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,, 1959. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and star motifs to spine and front board in silver. With the dust jacket. Small damp stain fore edge, not affecting text. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, with toned spine, small mark to rear panel, extremities nicked and slightly rubbed. First edition in book form, first printing. Starship Troopers was first published as a two-part serial in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in October and November 1959 before being published as a book the next month. Winner of the 1960 Hugo award for best novel, it was adapted to film in 1997 by Paul Verhoeven.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Naked Lunch.

      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1959. Octavo. Original green wrappers, title to spine and covers. With the dust jacket. Sunning to spine, extremities slightly nicked, foxing to edges of text block, toning to edges, a very good copy in a slightly toned and foxed dust jacket, with a chip out of bottom of front panel. First edition, first printing, first issue with the original price of 1500 francs on the rear cover.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Functional Operators, Volume I) [Annals Of Mathematics Studies, Number 21)

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1959. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good +. 261 Pp. Orange Wrappers Printed In Black. Light Wear, Two Corner Creases To Front Cover, Bumping To All Tips. Small Name Stamp Of H. Stanley Graf (Who Worked In Operations Research) On Top Edge Of Page Block, No Other Marks.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        THE STAR OF LIFE

      New York: A Torquil Book Distributed by Dodd, Mead & Company, [1959]. First edition, trade issue, the earliest, with price "$2.95" at upper right corner of front dust jacket flap. Small ding to front cover, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with mild shelf wear along upper front panel edge, rubbing to folds and some shelf wear to spine end corners with a tiny chip at lower left front corner, with two light blue horizontal lines on the verso of the jacket (offset from a previous jacket protector) with slight bleed through to white background areas. (16608). Octavo, boards. Signed inscription by Hamilton on the front free end-paper: "To / Bob Briney / this somewhat lurid tale / of space adventure with the / confidence that as a true / enthusiast of s-f he will / forgive the faults and see / only the starry highlights - / Ed Hamilton". "A grand old space opera with all the romantic ingredients: space travel, suspended animation, immortality, mutants and menacing aliens. Recommended to readers of nostalgic bent." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 345. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-188.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Naked Lunch

      Grove Press 1959[1962], (NY) - The first American edition of this classic novel of the Beat generation, which was not published in the U.S. until three years after its Paris publication, and until a legal challenge to its banning was successful. Such authors as Norman Mailer testified as to the literary value and accomplishment of Burroughs' work. Basis for the 1991 David Cronenberg film featuring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, and Roy Scheider. Inscribed by the author in 1984 for Bob Jackson. Fine in a near fine dust jacket but for creasing and a couple small chips along the top edge. A very nice copy in the original, pre-zip code, dust jacket. The first printing of the U.S. edition was only 3500 copies -- smaller even than the original Olympia Press paperback in Paris, which had a 5000-copy first printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        The Birthday Party

      London: Encore, 1959. 1st edition, preceding all others. The dedication copy of his second play and first book. Original pictorial wrappers, nearly fine. Signed presentation copy to his wife, dated Dec. 1959, and although the dedication wasn't confirmed in type until the American edition published in 1961, this is it, as tectonic a copy as this book can be. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        IL PROMETEO LEGATO E I FRAMMENTI DELLA TRILOGIA

      ROMA: VITTORIO BONACCI, 1959. BROSSURA. BUONO. 13 18. COLLEZIONE CLASSICA BONACCI USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        The Americans

      Grove Press New York 1959 - First American edition in dust jacket. Grove Press, oblong quarto, sIx-page introduction by Jack Kerouac. 168 pages of black and white photographs. This book was the gold-standard of documentary photography in the second half of the twentieth century. Book is in near fine condition, a very clean copy. Dust jacket is in very good plus condition - with light sun darkening to spine and light wear at top of spine and edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Different Drummer Books]
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        Arkham House: The First 20 Years 1939-1959, A History and Bibliography

      Arkham House 1959 - First edition, board issue. (One of only 80 such copies for libraries, issued alongside 735 wrappered copies. Joshi 54.) 54pp. Near Fine with a few light stains to boards. Ex libris bookplate of author and Arkham House co-founder Donald Wandrei laid in. Includes handmade plain dust jacket and envelope with typed info (perhaps made by Wandrei, perhaps by the collector from whose estate the book came) as well as a 1988 shipping label from a notable genre fiction bookseller. A stopper for many Arkham House collectors with a great provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Americans

      Grove Press, New York (1959) - 7.25 in. x 8 in., Cloth, Unnumbered pages, substantial fading at spine. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. The First American edition of Frank's groundbreaking approach to documentary photography. This edition appeared one year after the publication of the French edition which does not feature Kerouac's introduction. Stuart Alexander, who produced an extensive bibliography on Frank, states that as many as 2600 copies of this edition may have been printed but the book was remaindered before half of the edition had been sold. edition. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Art in Posters The Complete Original Posters of Braque * Chagall *Dufy * Leger * Matisse * Miro * Picasso

      Paris: Andre Sauret, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. yellow cloth lettered in blue. Fine in near fine dust wrapper. 247 pages. 32 x 25 cm. 102 color lithographs as only Mourlot can execute them, and each is a tribute to quality color press work. Introductory text of 16 pages. Descriptive Catalogue for each poster -- date, size, press run, etc. Mourlot discusses Picasso's love of lithographic design, his devotion to a medium new to him in 1946. According to Mourlot "Picasso exhausted the possibilities of the process; he both learned and reinvented lithography.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
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        The Mansion

      New York: Random House, 1959. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in near fine slightly rubbed original unprinted acetate dustwrapper (not shown in illustration). Copy 361 of 500 numbered copies Signed by the author. A nice copy of the final volume of the Snopes trilogy. Burgess 99.

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