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      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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      - 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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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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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      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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        Faust - Illustrated with 21 ETCHINGS by Salvador DALI # HANDSIGNED

      Grafik Europa Unstalt, Paris 1959 - - DESCRIPTION : portfolio in leaves in a red case. - MEDIUM : portfolio illustrated with 21 drypoint etchings by Salvador DALI. - LIMITED : to only 293 copies. - SIGNATURE : Handsigned in pencil at the justification page. - EDITION : published by Argillet / Graphik Europa Unstalt, Paris 1969. - SIZE : 12 x 16". - PAPER : Arches Vellum. - REFERENCES : Field 69-1 (p. 50-51) / Michler & Lopsinger 298 to 318. - INFORMATIONS : Considered as the best portfolio of Dali edited by Argillet. - CONDITION : Excellent. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard 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]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        ALAS, BABYLON .

      Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, [1959] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. The inhabitants of Fort Repose, an isolated, small town in central Florida, cooperate to maintain order and stability during a catastrophic nuclear war. This best-selling novel is an "American pastorale, a hymn to self-sufficiency and the virtues of small-town life . {The] book has something of the appeal of George Stewart's EARTH ABIDES, although it lacks that work's sweep and grandeur. Fundamentally a cosy fantasy, ALAS, BABYLON belongs very much to its period. It would be impossible to write such a hopeful novel about nuclear war today." - Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 29. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-421. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 29. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 38-42. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and two corner tips and 8 mm closed tear and associated horizontal crease at top edge of front panel. An elusive book rarely found in a decent jacket. (#102696) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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]

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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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      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]

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        The Naked Lunch

      Olympia, Paris 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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      Grove Press, NY 1959 - First US edition, first prnt. (1962). Signed by Burroughs on the title page. Topedge with black topstain and correct price printed on front flap (six dollars). Beginning page toning and spine cloth slightly pushed, spine gilt lettering intact; dustjacket with a quarter-inch closed tear and shallow crease at the front panel topedge, toning on the rear flap fold, touch of wear at the front panel upper corner and spine topedge. A clean, tight and bright copy. Near Fine condition in a Very Good+ dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Naked Lunch (SIGNED Plus SIGNED LETTER Plus MOVIE TIE-INS)

      Grove Press, New York 1959 - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on title page: "For Daniel M., With all best wishes, William S. Burroughs, October 25, 1981". Also includes laid-in a short typed SIGNED LETTER from Burroughs saying he'd be happy to sign one of his books. Also SIGNED by BARNEY ROSETT on a bookplate on half-title page. Rosset was famed Grove Press publisher who was instrumental in getting the novel published in the US. Because of US obscenity laws the Grove Press edition was actually released in 1962 (despite the 1959 printing date on cp page). Also laid-in is the original New York Times obituary for Barney Rosset. Light foxing to page edges. DJ has edge wear with two closed tears on bottom front, tape reinforcement on obverse and light sunning of spine. 1st Issue DJ (without zip code or roman numeral on rear); $6.00 price on DJ flap; mylar protected. Also includes laid-in small photo SIGNED by HOWARD SHORE (composed music for 1991 movie version of novel). Also laid-in is a small color photo SIGNED by PETER WELLER (played Billy Lee). Also includes laid-in a small color photo on bonded paper SIGNED by IAN HOLM (played Tom Trost). Also includes laid-in is a compliments card SIGNED by JEREMY THOMAS (films Producer). Unique scarce signed 1st US printing with author letter, publishers autograph and movie tie-ins. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Montemarano]
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        The Naked Lunch

      Olympia Press, Paris 1959 - First edition. Rebound in contemporary full black morocco gilt. A tiny stain on the half-title, the front hinge slightly tender, near fine. Briefly Inscribed by Burroughs: "For Fred Warder, William Burroughs." Novels published in France were traditionally bound in wrappers (as this volume was), and then often rebound if the owner deemed it worthy of claiming a place in his library. A nice copy of the true first edition of one of the most influential novels of the post-WWII era, and basis for the David Cronenberg film featuring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, and Roy Scheider. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        A Separate Peace. (First Novel)

      Secker & Warburg, London 1959 - Very attractively bound in finely woven green cloth stamped brightly in silver on the spine. Very clean and tight throughout with scattered foxing to the fore-edges. In a complete pictorial dustjacket designed by Robin Ray with the original price of "" at the bottom of the inside front flap. Splendid photo of Knowles on the rear panel. Foxing along the edges of the front and rear flaps adjacent to the spine folds. Very light chipping only to the top of the spine ends. Splendid front and rear panels. Laid in is a signed/presentation inscription in Knowles' hand on heavy stock: "To Adeline Oakley--With thanks and all best regards--John Knowles, Boston, April 12, 1978" written in bright black ink. A Separate Peace was first published in London by Secker and Warburg in 1959. The novel was published in New York in 1960 by Macmillan. Knowles's other significant works are Morning in Antibes, Double Vision: American Thoughts Abroad, Indian Summer, The Paragon, and Peace Breaks Out. None of these later works was as well received as A Separate Peace. As a resident of Southampton, New York, Knowles wrote seven novels, a book on travel, and a collection of stories. He was the winner of the William Faulkner Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. In his later years, Knowles lectured to university audiences. Knowles died in 2001, at the age of 75 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Wikipedia) First Edition with matching dates of 1959 on the title and copyright pages and with "first published in 1959" on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        Goldfinger - 1st Edition/1st Impression

      London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1959. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Biographee. Cloth. A most attractive First Impression, First Issue, First State of the First Edition in Fine condition in unfaded bright, Very Near Fine, First Issue dust-wrapper with only minute shades of use, SIGNED by Honor Blackman, Pussy Galore, directly on the first free end paper. Gilbert A7a 1.1; Fleming's seventh James Bond Novel. Junius Du Pont (introduced in Casino Royale) suspects Goldfinger of cheating and offers to pay British Secret Intelligent agent 007, James Bond to confirm his suspicions. Basis for the Academy Award winning movie with starring Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe as Auric Goldfinger, and Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore, head of the criminal organization, the Cement Mixers .

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        Current Anthropology

      University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1959 - 51 volumes complete with diagrams, illustrations, plates, maps, figures, indexes. Quarto (10 1/4" x 8 1/2") issued in wrappers. Some reprints, most first editions. Current Anthropology, whose first issue was launched in 1959, is one of the discipline's oldest and most distinguished journals, and has been sponsored since its founding by the Wenner-Gren Foundation. The journal was the first of its kind, championing an interdisciplinary approach alongside a commitment to international dialogue, while fostering a community of international scholars. It became known for its innovative format that combined major research papers with responses solicited from the field. The format, now known as the "CA treatment" was unique in its time and was copied by other journals such as Behavioral and Brain Sciences. While the journal has changed over the years, its original principles are still clearly present and can be traced back to the unique collaboration between the Foundation, led by Paul Fejos,and the anthropologist Sol Tax (University of Chicago). Fejos and Tax first worked together as organizers of a state of the art conference on Meso-American ethnology in 1949. Tax edited the volumes that resulted from this meeting. During the next decade, as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health in the United States directed their considerable resources towards the funding of large-scale research projects. Fejos explored alternative avenues to expand the reach and impact of the Foundation on the discipline. One shift was to direct funding towards activities that fostered international communication: meetings, with their subsequent publications, would encourage contacts among scholars and permit them to share their knowledge on a worldwide scale. With this in mind, Fejos organized an International Symposium on Anthropology in 1952 whose aim was to take a total inventory of the field and through this help the Foundation to set up new directions for funding. With this in mind, Fejos convened over 80 participants and the final proceedings (some 50 papers and transcripts of lengthy discussions) appeared in 1953 in two edited volumes published by University of Chicago Press: Anthropology Today: An Encyclopedic Inventory, A.L. Kroeber (ed.); and An Appraisal of Anthropology Today, Sol Tax, Loren Eiseley, Irving Rouse, and Carl Voegelin (eds.). With the success of this symposium and its volumes, Fejos decided to condense and update the findings into a volume published by the Foundation in 1955 as "The Yearbook of Anthropology." Inspired by this output, but frustrated by the logistics of publication, in 1957 Fejos invited Sol Tax to develop a plan that could enable worldwide exchange of ideas to continue, but which would be more immediate and flexible. While he had initially thought of publishing updates to the "Anthropology Today" proceedings in a series of books, he was adamant about the need to consult with anthropologists around the world and see what larger consensus might emerge. Intensive discussions began across the globe: Tax traveled to over 30 countries and organized a series of conferences at the Foundation in New York City. He continued to imagine the initiative primarily as a type of yearbook summarizing the current state of research until 1958. This changed after Burg Wartenstein was inaugurated by the Foundation. Its first scholarly event was a symposium dedicated to exploring new ideas for Current Anthropology. Tax, Fejos and twelve invited scholars gathered, and Tax's innovations were consolidated into a proposal that continues to represent the backbone of the journal to this day. Current Anthropology was to be a journal, not a yearbook. It was to address a worldwide community of anthropologists, and its goal would be to represent and unify the "anthropological sciences" by presenting articles across the discipline. Importantly, Tax envisioned a community of scholars rather then a representation of national [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        WATT. Inscribed Review copy

      Grove Press, Inc. New York.,1959. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. Inscribed to the title page " For Dan Pope from Sam Beckett". Also signed, above the publishers details at the bottom of the page, by the Publisher, Barney Rosset. This is the copy sent to the Time Magazine Book Editor Max Gissen for review and has his faint pencil lines and occasional comments in the margins. Written on the front pastedown endpaper in pencil are the publication details " Pub. date;5/20. 1st. U. S. Publication. Paperback:$1.75". A fine copy of the book in the scarce original publishers hardback format. Grey cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine. The dustwrapper, which features a portrait of Beckett by Brassai on the back panel, has some minor rubbing and wear to the edges but is overall a very good example. Price of $3.50 still intact on inside front flap.:.

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      New York: Grove Press. (1959). First. Uncorrected proof of the first American edition, in sewn but unbound folded and gathered sheets. Several old ink and pencil notes (possibly used to correct a later edition), and small nicks and tears on first and last leaf, very good. Rare in this format. .

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      NY: Viking, (1959) - First Edition, First State of the classic, gripping novel of the supernatural, and basis for two films, most particularly, the first, Robert Wise's brilliant (and faithful) 1963 version with Julie Harris and Claire Bloom. Very near fine copy in lovely bright dust jacket with a bare modicum of wear and shallow chipping at base of spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Haunting of Hill House - Review Copy

      The Viking Press 1959 - New York: The Viking Press, 1959. First Edition, First Printing in original dust jacket with price of $3.95 intact. Review Copy with publisher's slip laid in. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Faint bumping to top corners of page corners. Light spotting to topstain. Boards show faint wear at corners, faint sunning at extremities and spine. The dust jacket shows rubbing, light edge wear with chipping at spine ends and corners. A lovely review copy of this first edition, with publisher's review slip laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - SEUSS,DR. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! NY:Random (1959). 4to, glazed pictorial bds, corner of free ep clipped else near Fine in sl. worn and soiled dust wrapper with price intact. 1st edition. This was the first Dr. Seuss book printed in full color. Younger / Hirsch 28. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eloise in Moscow

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. First Edition. Slim folio, original cloth. Signed by Hilary Knight. Very good in a near fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear.

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        Praha panoramatická.

      Prague: Státní Nakladatelství Krásné Literatury, Hudby a Uméní, 1959. - Oblong quarto (350 x 220 mm). Original cream cloth, illustration to covers and titles to spine in black, top edge black, others trimmed. With the dust jacket. Boards very mildly soiled. Otherwise a fine copy in a gently toned jacket with slightly nicked extremities, a few small chips to spine ends and folds, and a couple of minor holes to rear panel. Illustrated with 284 monochrome panoramic photographs. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Sudek on front flyleaf: "J. Sudek, Praha 10/III 59". Sudek's most famous book, this volume collects 284 beautiful panoramic views of Prague. "No photographer, save possibly Atget, was so devoted to the task of portraying a city, and with such stunning results, as Sudek" (Sawyer, Creative Camera, No. 190, April 1980). Parr & Badger I, 211.

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        Cantigas De Santa Maria [ Volumes I, II, II ]

      Acta Universitatis Conimbrigensis, Coimbra 1959 - A very good copy of the three-volume set. The bindings are wrappers. The text of each volume is wholly unmarked, pristine, and the bindings are remarkably bright and fresh in appearance, with only moderate wear at the extremities. Volume I was published in 1959, Volume II in 1961, and Volume II in 1964. Moderate foxing to the page edges of the volumesA brilliant set. [Please note: Due to the size and weight of the three volumes extra shipping may be required depending on the destination and speed of delivery requested. Quotations gladly provided.] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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