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        BASS, SAUL, Designer) ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959)

      Columbia 1959 - Vintage original 41 x 27" (104 x 69 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. James Stewart, George C. Scott, dir: Otto Preminger; Columbia. This is one of the greatest of all of Saul Bass' movie posters, and I personally find it more perfectly laid out than his other great masterpiece, "Vertigo". It is getting increasingly difficult to find a genuinely nice example of this poster, much less one which is unbacked and entirely unrestored, as this one is. Folded, with a few scattered pinholes and some light creasing near the bottom of the poster, just ABOUT FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        INVITATION TO A BEHEADING

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1959). First American edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 8vo. Original quarter-cloth over boards. Very good in like jacket. Some moderate chipping to head and heal of jacket spine, with attendant rubbing to book tips. Some edgewear to DJ with several small closed tears. Unclipped. Overall, clean and sound. INSCRIBED by Dmitri Manbokov (Vladimir and Vera's son and the translator of this book) to Matthew Brucolli: "For talented, loyal, hard-working, / long-suffering Matt Bruccoli / with warm wishes / Dmitri Nabokov / Monteaux, 13 July 1986. A significant association of the first of Nabokov's Russian-language novels to be translated into English. Inscribed by the book's translator, Nabokov's son Dmitri, to bibliographer Matthew Brucolli (1931-2008). Brucolli studied English with Nabokov at Cornell and would go on to publish several books under his own imprint based on Nabokov's Ithaca lectures. The bibliographer also covered Nabokov for the DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY. In addition, Brucolli and Dmitri would go on to edit an edition of Nabokov's SELECTED LETTERS (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989), a project they were likely in the midst of at the time of this inscription. A splendid triad of associations and a title rarely encountered inscribed, by either the author or the translator.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Omaggio a Depero

      Milano, Lucini 1959 - Poster piegato. Progetto grafico di Bruno Munari, stampa di Lucini. Cm 52x36. Testo di Carlo Belloli. Realizzato dal comitato internazionale di onoranze al pittore Fortunato Depero. Fragile opera grafica in perfette condizioni. Conservato nella busta originale inviata da Carlo Belloli a noto artista italiano [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Giorgio Maffei]
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        NAKED LUNCH

      Grove Press (1959), New York - 8vo. Original black board with half cloth spine. Near fine in a very good plus jacket. DJ has small closed tear to rear panel. Mild edgewear. Trace rubbing. Else remarkably bright and retaining its original $6.00 flap price. Tiny bump to one corner of book. Else sharp and sound. Topstain unmarred. Very handsome overall. INSCRIBED by Burroughs to title page: "For Michael / Griffin / all the best / moments / William S. Burroughs / 3/16/91." First US edition / printing (both book and jacket) of the Beat masterpiece, which - copyright date aside - was not actually published in this edition until 1962, which also contains the first book appearances of Burroughs' "Deposition: Testimony concerning a Sickness," and "Letter from a Master Addict to Dangerous Drugs." A landmark novel, it led to several important court decisions on indecency and censorship. Certainly Burroughs' best-known work (it was successfully adapted by David Cronenberg into a fine film of the same name), it is also arguably Burroughs' best and most enduring as well. One of 3500 copies. And incidentally, there are no "states" of this jacket, contrary to some dealer's listings. There are only later printings of the jacket married to earlier editions of the book; see Shoaf 2b-i. [Maynard and Miles 2Ab]. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller ABAA/ILAB]
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        Miguel Street

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1959. First British edition of the author's third novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear to the crown. A very bright copy. Miguel Street is the Bowery, the Tenderloin, and the Catfish Row of Trinidad's Port of Spain–its citizens a loony multitude whose knavery often rises from real kinship with pathos and tragedy. . . . Naipaul is at his best in these swift caricatures of human depravity" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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        INVITATION TO A BEHEADING

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1959). First American edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 8vo. Original quarter-cloth over boards. Very good in like jacket. Some moderate chipping to head and heal of jacket spine, with attendant rubbing to book tips. Some edgewear to DJ with several small closed tears. Unclipped. Overall, clean and sound. INSCRIBED by Dmitri Manbokov (Vladimir and Vera's son and the translator of this book) to Matthew Brucolli: "For talented, loyal, hard-working, / long-suffering Matt Bruccoli / with warm wishes / Dmitri Nabokov / Monteaux, 13 July 1986. A significant association of the first of Nabokov's Russian-language novels to be translated into English. Inscribed by the book's translator, Nabokov's son Dmitri, to bibliographer Matthew Brucolli (1931-2008). Brucolli studied English with Nabokov at Cornell and would go on to publish several books under his own imprint based on Nabokov's Ithaca lectures. The bibliographer also covered Nabokov for the DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY. In addition, Brucolli and Dmitri would go on to edit an edition of Nabokov's SELECTED LETTERS (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989), a project they were likely in the midst of at the time of this inscription. A splendid triad of associations and a title rarely encountered inscribed, by either the author or the translator.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Tropic of Cancer

      Grove Press, 1959 New York: Grove Press, 1961. First American Edition, Third Printing; in original dust jacket with price of $7.50 intact. Signed on the front free end paper by Henry Miller, inscribed to Pierre. Pierre Sicari was a friend and avid collector of Henry Miller's books. In Very Good condition, in a Good+ dust jacket. Clean text. Foxing at front and rear gutters. Light edge wear to boards, and spine ends with a bump to top of spine. Spine cloth shows foxing. The dust jacket shows rubbing and edge wear with a few chips and tears. A lovely copy, signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Les Affiches Originales des Maitres de l'Ecole de Paris: Braque - Chagall - Dufy - Leger - Matisse - Miro - Picasso

      [Paris]: Andre Sauret, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. 4to, Yellow cloth-covered boards with titles stamped in brilliant purple on the upper board and spine; gorgeous full-color dust jacket; publisher's clear acetate dust cover; pp. 15, 1-102 (single-sided plates), 239-[247] (Catalogue Descriptif), [1] (Colophon). Book is fine, jacket very nearly so (touch of rubbing at the edges), and likewise the acetate dust cover. One of the most beautiful books on lithography ever printed, and a true labor of love. Fernand Mourlot, a third-generation Parisian printer, expanded into lithography in the 1920s, and worked directly with some of the top artists of the day, including those presented here. The text was set by hand at the Imprimerie Nationale, and the reproductions lovingly crafted at Mourlot Freres. Five lithographs inserted at the rear were created by the artists during the course of work on the book. The dust jacket cover was created by Matisse in honor of the hundred-year anniversary of the press. The works here include the seminal (such as Matisse's "Jazz" poster), but also include posters produced purely as advertising; without exception, however, they are stunning works of art. The bibliographic detail in the descriptive catalogue includes the number of originals produced, etc. Truly an exceptional book.

      [Bookseller: The Libriquarian]
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        Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959: First Edition, First Printing as stated. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket with $2.95 intact. Pages lightly toned, light offsetting to end papers. Previous owner details in ink on front free end paper. Cloth shows light edge wear. The dust jacket shows foxing, sunning and edge wear, with a chip at the top of the front panel and a short closed tear to the rear. A lovely copy overall of this scarce chess title.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Time For A Tiger

      Heinemann, 1959-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Legendary matador Luis Miguel Dominguín gored by bull! Ernest Hemingway owned and used ticket for bullfights held on August 21, 1959, at Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre Bilbao during ?The Dangerous Summer? of 1959 ? Hemingway witnessed a pierced bull lunging and catching Dominguín on its horns!

      Colorful bullfight ticket, 6.5? x 2.5?. Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre Bilbao, August 21, 1959. ?Sombra? (?Shade?). Paper ticket, light folds. Rough right edge where detached from ticket stub when entering the bullring. Fine condition.UPI reported that on August 21st, ?Dominguín, engaged in a mano-a-mano (hand-to-hand) competition with his brother-in-law, Antonio Ordóñez, for the title of ?El Primero,? ?the? top bullfighter, was fighting the fourth bull of the day in Bilbao?s ring. He was leading his bull away from a horse, after picadors had pierced the bull with lances, when the bull lunged and caught the matador on its horns. The crowd gasped...?Hemingway writes about the August 21st bullfights in Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre Bilbao in ?The Dangerous Summer.?In ?Sports Illustrated? on August 17, 1959, John Blashill wrote about Spanish bullfighters Luis Miguel Dominguín and Antonio Ordóñez. In part, ?Last year both matadors had the finest season of their careers, and Spain was

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        TÉCNICA DEL ARTE DE LA PINTURA

      DOSSAT, Madrid 1959 - Libro en aceptable estado, aunque rozado, fatigado y con una pequeña rotura en la parte superior del lomo. Con dedicatoria del autor a Enrique García Carrilero. Ex libris de Enrique García Carrilero. "Este Libro de la Pintura viene dedicado al pintor novel tanto como al ya experto, como un amigo incondicional por encima de gustos, de pasiones, de ideales; como árbitro ineludible de su arte." 307 páginas [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Dickens]
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        Alan M. Turing

      Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., , 1959. Octavo. Original pale grey boards lettered in green in spine and upper board. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 6 other plates. An excellent copy in a very good jacket, price-clipped, a little tanned at the extremities, light chafing on the spine edges, minor chipping head and tail of the spine and at the corners, short split at the head of the lower panel. First edition. Uncommon, especially so in the jacket, biography, or memorial volume, of the great computer science pioneer, written by his mother, apparently issued in an edition of as little as 500 copies. Mrs Turing maintains that her son's death was an accident, the result of careless handling of chemicals when preparing "non-poisonous weed-killer, and sink-cleaner" at home. Despite this probably emotionally necessary special pleading, this is an interesting work which strives to establish Turing's credentials without reference to his then still-classified war work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Seven Vintage Hong Kong Police Department Photographs used as illustrations in Hess's "Chasing the Dragon: A Report on Drug Addiction in Hong Kong" (1965)

      N.p.; N.d. (ca 1959) - A group of rarely seen images documenting heroin use and manufacture during the height of Hong Kong's dominance in the world heroin trade in the Fifties. Photos are titled "Woman Smoking Heroin by "Chasing the Dragon'"; "Heroin Divan Built of Bamboo and Matting in Dense Undergrowth on a Hillside;" "Heroin Users Preparing to Smoke In A Divan;" "Paraphernalia of a Hong Kong Heroin User;" "Heroin Factory in the Bathroom of a Hong Kong House;" "Another Heroin Factory in a Home;" "Roof Dwellers On Top of an Apartment Building in the Wan Chai District of Victoria." There were no fewer than 15 illustrations, total, in the finished work, so these seven images are by no means complete, but nonetheless comprise a compelling documentary account of 1950s drug culture. Seven glossy black and white photographs produced by the Hong Kong Police Department's Narcotics Bureau. Each photo 5" x 7", mounted, captioned and credited on a page of original manuscript (all images credited to H.K. Government Information Services, dated 1959), with instructions for placement below text. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Seven Vintage Hong Kong Police Department Photographs used as illustrations in Hess's "Chasing the Dragon: A Report on Drug Addiction in Hong Kong" (1965)

      N.p.; N.d. (ca 1959). A group of rarely seen images documenting heroin use and manufacture during the height of Hong Kong's dominance in the world heroin trade in the Fifties. Photos are titled "Woman Smoking Heroin by "Chasing the Dragon'"; "Heroin Divan Built of Bamboo and Matting in Dense Undergrowth on a Hillside;" "Heroin Users Preparing to Smoke In A Divan;" "Paraphernalia of a Hong Kong Heroin User;" "Heroin Factory in the Bathroom of a Hong Kong House;" "Another Heroin Factory in a Home;" "Roof Dwellers On Top of an Apartment Building in the Wan Chai District of Victoria." There were no fewer than 15 illustrations, total, in the finished work, so these seven images are by no means complete, but nonetheless comprise a compelling documentary account of 1950s drug culture. Seven glossy black and white photographs produced by the Hong Kong Police Department's Narcotics Bureau. Each photo 5" x 7", mounted, captioned and credited on a page of original manuscript (all images credited to H.K. Government Information Services, dated 1959), with instructions for placement below text. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Vintage Contact Sheet

      Miami: n.p., 1959. First printing. A vintage 8 by 10 silver gelatin contact sheet print by the great Bunny Yeager, from a session with model Marcy Lane, circa 1963 and printed shortly thereafter. The print is about fine, showing some wear around the edges and a few slight surface creases and imperfections; four shots are circled in black and/or orange marker, with publication rights stickers along the upper and lower edge, and Bunny's studio address to the lower middle. Additionally signed by the photographer on the print recto. This image was reproduced on page 242 of 'Bunny Yeager's Darkrooom: Pinup Photography's Golden Era" (Rizzoli; 2012). There are not a great many available vintage prints from this great American photographer; this is a particularly appealing example. Provenance on Request.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        President Eisenhower is gratified that, in the Lincoln Sesquicentennial year, he ?could participate personally in honoring one whom I consider so great a statesman and so outstanding an American??

      Typed Letter Signed ?Dwight D. Eisenhower? as President, 1p, 6.75? x 9?. On pale green White House stationery, Washington, November 3, 1959. To Congressman Fred Schwengel. Fine condition.In full, ?You were thoughtful to send me a personal copy of the report covering the Joint Session of Congress and various other Lincoln Sesquicentennial activities, and I appreciate having a record of these significant ceremonies. It is especially gratifying to me that I could participate personally in honoring one whom I consider so great a statesman and so outstanding an American.?Republican Fred Schwengel (1906-1993) represented Iowa in Congress from 1955-1965 and 1967-1973. He was the founder and President of the Capitol Historical Society (1962-1993) and of the Republican Heritage Foundation. He was chairman of the program committee for the Joint Session of Congress held on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln?s birth and later served as vice chairman of the Civil War Centennial Com

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        The Pre-Masoretic Bible - 3 Volumes - 1956 Facsimile

      - 3 volumes. (Folio) original calf and boards, spine labels lettered in gilt. On the basis of this facsimile edition Sperber compiled his Grammar of Masoretic Hebrew (1959). De-accessioned from the Pacific School of Religion, most likely with bookplates, rear endpaper pockets, and/or rubberstamps, spine labels and other markings. 4 manuscripts representing a unique tradition: the Codex Reuchilianus, the Parma Pentateuch, the Parma Bible and the London Bible, and published with a general introduction, detailed description of the manuscripts, and basic conclusions by Alexander Sperber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Extremely rare document signed by Cuban revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos only days before his disappearance

      [Havana] Extremely Rare Document Signed \"Camilo 100fuegos\", using the number for \'Cien\' in his signature, one page, 7\" x 3\", [Havana, March, 1959], a Republic of Cuba National Institute of Savings and Housing twenty peso lottery ticket, nicely signed in blue ink on the verso only days before his disappearance. Slight wear and soiling, else very good condition. Camilo Cienfuegos Gorriarán (1932-1959), Cuban revolutionary active in underground activities against the Cuban President Fulgencio Batista; played an important role in the Cuban Revolution. Along with Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Raúl Castro, he was one of the main leaders of the revolution. On October 28, 1959, Camilo\'s Cessna disappeared over the ocean during a night flight from Camagüey to Havana. The country ceased work as an immediate search was called which lasted several days, but no plane could be found. By November the search was called off and Cienfuegos was presumed lost. He quickly became a new martyr for the Cuban revolut

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        VERY FAR AWAY. Signed by the author / artist.

      Kingswood, World's Work, 1959.FIRST UK EDITION 1959, INSCRIBED IN INK ON THE FRONT ENDPAPER: "To Charlie Maurice Sendak October 84" (? 8th?), small 4to, 205 x 180 mm, 8 x 6 inches, green imitation cloth spine, colour illustrated pink boards, 52 pages. A truly delightful story about a little boy who with his friends cat, sparrow and horse dreams of 'very far away'. 22 full page illustrations with pale orange tints face the simple text. No previous owner inscription, a Fine clean crisp copy in very good DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped, very slightly dusty - looking, spine slightly yellowed, three 10 mm (½") closed edge tears, lower fold slightly rubbed). First published in the US in 1957. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Sämtliche Werke. Hrsg. v. Edgar Groß, Kurt Schreinert, Rainer Bachmann und Peter Bramböck. Bd. 1 - 24 (komplett) + Beilage: Hans-Heinrich Reuter "Fontane" (2 Bde.) & Fontane "Der Krieg gegen die Republik".

      München / Nymphenburger Verlagsbuchhandlung. 1959 ff.. 8°. 33 Bde. OLn. Rücken überwiegend verblichen, vereinzelt gebrauchsspurig bzw. leicht fleckig; sonst guter Zustand!

      [Bookseller: Eugen Küpper Versandantiquariat]
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        A Separate Peace / A Novel

      Secker & Warburg, London 1959 - "first published 1959." Will close its boards and text block; no dust jacket. Small PON to top of front endpaper. This book has a slight musty odor, though we can spot no sign of dampness. 237 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cat's Curiosities]
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        Hunting the Bismarck

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1959. Octavo (215 x 135 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands tooled in gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, all edges gilt. With black and white maps in the text. Spine slightly sunned and very lightly rubbed, gilt still bright, some tanning along edges of prelims and end leaves, faint finger mark to outer margin of front free endpaper. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Miguel Street.

      Andre Deutsch, London 1959 - First British edition of the author's third novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear to the crown. A very bright copy. "Miguel Street is the Bowery, the Tenderloin, and the Catfish Row of Trinidad's Port of Spain–its citizens a loony multitude whose knavery often rises from real kinship with pathos and tragedy. . . . Naipaul is at his best in these swift caricatures of human depravity" (San Francisco Chronicle). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Rosen der Einöde - Fünf Sätze für Ballett, Stimmen und Orchester

      S. Fischer 1959 - 59 S. Einband und Rücken etwas lichtrandig, sehr gering angeschmutzt, sehr leicht bestoßen, Rücken etwas stärker angebräunt, Schnitt etwas angebräunt, leicht angeschmutzt, Seiten sehr gering angebräunt, leicht lichtrandig, sauber, Besitzervermerk auf Vorsatz (von Carola Lepping, Deutsche Schriftstellerin), Gesamtzustand gut. Erstausgabe. Size: 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Verlag IL Kunst, Literatur & Antiquariat]
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        Norman Rockwell lithographic poster signed "The Family Tree"

      n.p., n.d. Signed art "Norman Rockwell", 1 page, large, 19x20, color lithographic poster entitled "The Family Tree" signed "Norman Rockwell" in black pen on the lower white border. A reproduction of Rockwell's famous painting illustrated on the Saturday Evening Post's front cover of the October 24, 1959 edition, custom matted overall size 25x27.

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        PSYCHO

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First edition. Bloch's masterpiece, and the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's seminal 1960 film of the same name. Small octavo. Original black-paper covered boards over a white cloth spine, with red titles. Inevitable browning to the contents, with just the slightest little bit of edgewear to the dust jacket; else fine. Truly the nicest copy we have encountered in quite some time..

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        Temple deserte. Kupferstich, Radierung und farbige Aquatinta. 1959. In Bleistift bezeichnet, signiert und numeriert: 51/60.

      . 39,7 : 49,3 auf Arches 50,5 : 66 cm.. Spielmann 87. - Drucker: Lacouriere, Paris. Unten links mit dem Trockenstempel des Verlegers: Edition Lacouriere, Paris.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        Ernest Hemingway owned and used ticket for a bullfight at Barcelona?s Plaza Toros Monumental in ?The Dangerous Summer? of 1959

      Bullfight ticket, 6? x 3?. Plaza Toros Monumental. Barcelona, Monday, June 29, 1959. Paper ticket with a triangular punched cancellation hole. Left and right rough edges. 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 bullfighting and its participants, both in the ring and in the stands ... Temporada, the season. Roughly, from late March through early October. The word embraces all the fights in all the arenas of Spain ... This book deals with the exciting Spanish temporadas of 1959...? Hemingway writes about the bullfights at Barcelona?s Plaza Toros Monumental in ?The Dangerous Summer,? including a co

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        Methods of Logic. Revised Edition.

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1959 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt on black ground. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with a few short closed tears and splits to the folds. Second edition, revised. Originally published in 1950. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Don Quimby who helped to cause this". Quimby is thanked by Quine in the introduction for his editorial recommendations and his work on the bibliography and index. He is also mentioned in the preface to From a Logical Point of View, first published in 1953, for his "able assistance with the index and proofs". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Birthday Party

      Encore Publishing, 1959. 1st edition. Softcover as issued. A card signed by Pinter is laid into this copy. Pinter's second play, produced at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith in 1958, immediately commanded attention, despite its initial critical reviews. Issued in softcovers, it is a fragile item, but this particular copy is in very good condition indeed, showing only light wear at the stapled spine and corners and a few almost imperceptible scratches on the surface. The original cast list is printed on the inside front cover. A near fine, unique example, with the separate signature of the author, who eventually won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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        GOLDFINGER [1st Edition 1959]

      London: Jonathan Cape 1959 - 1st Edition Ian Fleming novel featuring 007 aka James Bond. Copyright page states "First Published 1959". Publisher's original black cloth with a line drawing of a human skull. Front panel of dustjacket : "featuring a human skull with gold coins in the eye sockets, a single red rose held between its teeth, set against a wood-grained background."GILBERT p236. 1st Impression, 1st Issue, 1st State Goldfinger Title [Gilbert A7a 1.1] Overall condition: Binding remains firm. The hardback remains bright. There is the usual rubbing to top and tail area of the spine. Jacket is not price clipped. There is chipping to top of jacket spine and rubbing to tail of spine. There are no previous ownership names in the book. Core text clean. Overall very good order. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signee a Pierre Jean Jouve.

      Giens, 20. X. 1959.. 2 pp. in-4 a l'encre noire sur papier velin, enveloppe conservee.. Emouvante lettre autographe par laquelle Saint-John Perse renoue avec Pierre Jean Jouve : "Je ne romps pas sans emotion ce silence de 20 ans que j'ai laisse croitre en moi comme un mal [...] Mon cher Jouve, c'est une chose assez etrange que cette confiance si longtemps faite a votre clairvoyance, et cette certitude en moi que vous ne pouviez vous meprendre sur mon mutisme. Je n'ai connu de vous qu'elegance et generosite litteraire, et je n'ai meme pas su vous remercier de la confiance que vous vouliez bien vous-meme me garder. J'irai simplement a vous, cher ami, et serai heureux de retrouver votre regard, un jour entrevu au debut de la guerre". - On peut lire sous la plume de Jouve, dans le Cahier de l'Herne qui lui est consacre, un tres elogieux texte intitule Exil de Saint-John Perse: " ... dans un temps de dissolution, au milieu des orages et des outrages divers qui tendent a detruire la beaute, l'oeuvre de Saint-John Perse apparait un rocher".

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        Lettre autographe signee adressee a Ines Sassier.

      Cannes, 10. III. 1959.. 1 p. in-4 au marqueur mauve.. "Ma chere Ines, voici une lettre qu'il faudrait apporter chez Monsieur de Sarrise. Bien des amities de tout le monde. Je vous embrasse." Belle signature. En 1936, Dora Maar avait decouvert a Mougins deux jeunes filles qui travaillaient a l'Hotel Vaste Horizon. Elle les engagea comme femme de chambre et cuisiniere. L'ainee, Ines, prendra une place grandissante dans la vie de Picasso. Elle vivra a partir de 1942 dans un petit appartement situe sous l'atelier du peintre, rue des Grands Augustins. Elle restera a son service jusqu'en 1970 et fut, avec Jaime Sahartes, la seule personne a qui Picasso faisait une confiance totale. a l'occasion de l'expulsion de la rue des Grands Augustins en 1967, c'est elle qui se chargea de repertoirer toutes les oeuvres qui s'y trouvaient, celles de Picasso et des Grands maitres le peintre collectionnait.

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        The TURBINE DRIVE BUICK. BUICK'S ALL-TIME BEST. Dealer's Backlit Showroom Display Case Complete with 33 Transparencies Displaying Interior & Exterior Design Choices and Three Upholstery Sample Catalogues.

      General Motors Corp., Buick Motor Company / William Melish Harris Association Merchandising Displays, (1959), Flint, MI / Greenwich, CT: - 33 color illustrated transparencies and three upholstery sample catalogues with a total of 61 sample fabrics (includes vinyl upholstery, faux leather, and synthetic cloth interiors in a range of colors). Includes: wooden lighted display cabinet (electrical cord to rear and switch located inside top right side of cabinet), three upholstery interior sample catalogues in three and two ring binders inside drawer (titled: Invicta & Invicta Custom Interiors; Invicta & Invicta Convertible Interiors; Electra 225 Interiors), 33 transparencies (14 displaying "Solid Color" exterior, 14 displaying "Two-Tone" exterior, 4 of interiors of the: LeSabre, Invicta, Electra/ Electra 25 & the Chassis, 1 introductory transparency) to be switched to the front (inserted down underneath front glass) in order to illustrate the different exterior & interior colors available. These high-tech lighted displays were developed by the General Motors sales office as an update of their showroom sales flip board displays used (mostly) in the 1950s. Harris Associates was a division of Plasikorp at the time, and were known for their modern and sleek merchandising displays (even patenting one for carpet stores) which used plastic, and plastic transparencies, along with sample books. Potential Buick customers could come into the dealership, and try out various color combinations for trim, car & upholstery, by overlaying the transparencies and seeing, lit up, exactly how their car would appear. Buick designers were trying to boost sagging sales for their division, so they revised the 1960 models from the 1959 which had been the most outlandish fin-heavy models yet produced. The Buick Invicta and Electra models (both featured in this display) lowered the hoods, placed the headlights side-by-side, installed a front grill with concave vertical slats with the tri-shield Buick logo floating in the center. The tailfin tips were rounded off, and they even revived the famous front fender porthole ornaments from the 1940s and 50s. Buick entirely redisgned the dash with a longer speedometer, lights for coolant temperature, generator and oil, and even installed a new a Mirromagic instrument panel mounted facing up, but reflected on a mirror that could be adjusted. One of the most significant changes was a strictly horizontal chrome strip running from rear bumper to the front wheel opening allowing Buick purchasers to make much easier decisions on two-tone paint treatments -- all of which are displayed here in the lighted case. The color combinations illustrate Turquoise, Chalet Blue, Midnight Blue, Lucerne Green, Silver Mist, Gull Grey, Cordovan, Verde Green, Tampico & Titian Red, and others. In addition there are a number of samples showing the possible convertible top materials. As dealers typically disposed of the previous years' showroom material, dealer showroom materials are quite scarce, and we can find no records of any similar surviving cabinet. Moderate wear to case (rubbing and minor scuffing to edges, light soiling). Transparencies lightly scuffed and scratched (clearly worn). Sample booklet leaves worn and warping. Overall, a VG example. Large wooden backlit display cabinet with front-facing backlit window. Blonde finish to wood, with top-doored well behind housing the thick plastic overlays. Cabinet (at largest sections): 19-5/8" (L) x 11-3/4" (W) x 16-1/4" (H). Transparencies: Oblong format 9-5/8" (+ thumb tab) x 15-1/4" Presumed to be complete but we are unable to verify. 33 clear plastic transparencies, three upholstery sample catalogues: 3 leaves (graduated thumb tabs) w/ 19 samples; 4 leaves (graduated thumb tabs) w/ 22 samples; 3 leaves (graduated thumb tabs) w/ 20 samples. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Free Antineutrino Absorption Cross Section. I. Measurement of the Free Antineutrino Absorption Cross Section By Protons

      Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Physical Society / American Institute of Physics, 1959. First Edition. Wrappers. Near Fine. First Edition. [2], [1]-381 pages. Small 4to. Original publisher's blue/green printed wraps. Entire number offered. Spine panel browning, wrapper edges darkened, spotting to the textblock edges. Bright and clean internally. Wrappers. Contains an important article 'Free Antineutrino Absorption Cross Section. I. Measurement of the Free Antineutrino Absorption Cross Section By Protons.' This article, the basis of Reines' Nobel prize work, provides 'Confirmation of the detection of the V sub(e). The Nobel Prize in Physics 1995 was awarded "for pioneering experimental contributions to lepton physics" jointly with one half to Martin L. Perl "for the discovery of the tau lepton" and with one half to Frederick Reines "for the detection of the neutrino". IN The Physical Review, Vol 113, Second Series, Number 1, January 1, 1959, pages 273-279.

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        Young man, do I look like Dennis Stafford?

      1959. Sheet size: 192 × 140 mm. Pen and black ink with blue crayon on wove paper. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 9 January 1959, and with pencil reproduction instructions recto. Burglar Dennis Stafford had escaped from Wormwood Scrubs in 1956; recaptured in Trinidad in 1957 he was re-incarcerated in Dartmoor, only to escape again. Six weeks later he was arrested in Leicester Square, and this time served the remainder of his sentence. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

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        Songs and Sonnets by John Donne

      Wayne, June. Songs and Sonnets by John Donne. Los Angeles: 1959. 100 p., 15 original lithographs. Unbound, in folding, black cloth box with gilt stamped title. Box is slightly worn, otherwise a fine copy. Folio (15 1/2" x 12"). #50 of 110 copies (entire edition 123 copies: 3 on Japon, 110 as this on Rives, 10 hors commerce. All signed by the artist.) This copy contains two additional prints, each signed and numbered #50, one is a ìplanche refuseeî A remarkable book because of its balanced presentation of image, text and format. "Stimulated by the high standards of European craftsmanship in graphic publication, a few American artists have begun to follow their European contemporaries in experimenting with the art of the book." Garvey: Artist and the Book 1860-1960. #320 (illus). June Wayne (1918-2011) was the founder of the distinguished Tamarind Printing Press, which is now a printing and research institution at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. For more, see: http://www.junewayne.com/about.php

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        Extremely rare document signed by Cuban revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos only days before his disappearance

      Extremely Rare Document Signed "Camilo 100fuegos", using the number for 'Cien' in his signature, one page, 7" x 3", [Havana, March, 1959], a Republic of Cuba National Institute of Savings and Housing twenty peso lottery ticket, nicely signed in blue ink on the verso only days before his disappearance. Slight wear and soiling, else very good condition. Camilo Cienfuegos Gorriarán (1932-1959), Cuban revolutionary active in underground activities against the Cuban President Fulgencio Batista; played an important role in the Cuban Revolution. Along with Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Raúl Castro, he was one of the main leaders of the revolution. On October 28, 1959, Camilo's Cessna disappeared over the ocean during a night flight from Camagüey to Havana. The country ceased work as an immediate search was called which lasted several days, but no plane could be found. By November the search was called off and Cienfuegos was presumed lost. He quickly became a new martyr for the Cuban revolut

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        A COMPLETENESS THEOREM IN MODAL LOGIC In The Journal of Symbolic Logic Vol. 24, No. 1, March 1959 pp. 1-14 and Abstracts of DISTINGUISHED CONSTITUENTS, SEMANTICAL ANALYSIS OF MODAL LOGIC, THE PROBLEM OF ENTAILMENT In The Journal of Symbolic Logic Vol. 24, No. 4, Dec. 1959 pp. 323-324

      Association for Symbolic Logic,, 1959. Near Fine. Offered are four Near Fine entire issues of The Journal of Symbolic Logic in original printed wrappers with mild age darkening spine and cover edges. Vol. 24, No. 2, June 1959 and Vol. 24, No. 3, Sept. 1959 added to complete the set. 8vos.

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        Naked Lunch

      Grove Press 1959 - Author signature under printed name on title page, date of July 16, 1996 underneath title. Boards tight and straight with very mild edgewear to corners. Inner pages crisp and clean. Blue topstain. Stated first printing. In first state dust jacket, price-intact, small tear to rear corner, creases to top/bottom of spine. ; 255 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recuerdos de la Pampa, mit 12 ganzseitigen Illustrationen auf Tafeln mit dazugehörigen Texten (IN SPANISCHER SPRACHE),

      Buenos Aires, L'Amateur, 1959.. mit 12 pochoir-kolorierten Original Lithographien und einem ebensolchen Titel, 33x45, braunes OHLdr mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf Vorderdecke und Buchrücken,. SEHR SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR im IMPRESSUM HANDSCHRIFTLICH NUMMERIERTES EXEMPLAR 78 (von nur 130 Exemplaren) auf Velin

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        The Haunting of Hill House - Review Copy

      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.

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        The TURBINE DRIVE BUICK... BUICK'S ALL-TIME BEST. Dealer's Backlit Showroom Display Case Complete with 33 Transparencies Displaying Interior & Exterior Design Choices and Three Upholstery Sample Catalogues

      Flint, MI / Greenwich, CT:: General Motors Corp., Buick Motor Company / William Melish Harris Association Merchandising Displays,. (1959).. Cabinet (at largest sections): 19-5/8" (L) x 11-3/4" (W) x 16-1/4" (H). Transparencies: Oblong format 9-5/8" (+ thumb tab) x 15-1/4" Presumed to be complete but we are unable to verify. 33 clear plastic transparencies, three upholstery sample catalogues: 3 leaves (graduated thumb tabs) w/ 19 samples; 4 leaves (graduated thumb tabs) w/ 22 samples; 3 leaves (graduated thumb tabs) w/ 20 samples.. Large wooden backlit display cabinet with front-facing backlit window. Blonde finish to wood, with top-doored well behind housing the thick plastic overlays.. Moderate wear to case (rubbing and minor scuffing to edges, light. soiling). Transparencies lightly scuffed and scratched (clearly. worn). Sample booklet leaves worn and warping. Overall, a VG example.. Includes: wooden lighted display cabinet (electrical cord to rear and switch located inside top right side of cabinet), three upholstery interior sample catalogues in three and two ring binders inside drawer (titled: Invicta & Invicta Custom Interiors; Invicta & Invicta Convertible Interiors; Electra 225 Interiors), 33 transparencies (14 displaying "Solid Color" exterior, 14 displaying "Two-Tone" exterior, 4 of interiors of the: LeSabre, Invicta, Electra/ Electra 25 & the Chassis, 1 introductory transparency) to be switched to the front (inserted down underneath front glass) in order to illustrate the different exterior & interior colors available. These high-tech lighted displays were developed by the General Motors sales office as an update of their showroom sales flip board displays used (mostly) in the 1950s. Harris Associates was a division of Plasikorp at the time, and were known for their modern and sleek merchandising displays (even patenting one for carpet stores) which used plastic, and plastic transparencies, along with sample books. Potential Buick customers could come into the dealership, and try out various color combinations for trim, car & upholstery, by overlaying the transparencies and seeing, lit up, exactly how their car would appear. Buick designers were trying to boost sagging sales for their division, so they revised the 1960 models from the 1959 which had been the most outlandish fin-heavy models yet produced. The Buick Invicta and Electra models (both featured in this display) lowered the hoods, placed the headlights side-by-side, installed a front grill with concave vertical slats with the tri-shield Buick logo floating in the center. The tailfin tips were rounded off, and they even revived the famous front fender porthole ornaments from the 1940s and 50s. Buick entirely redisgned the dash with a longer speedometer, lights for coolant temperature, generator and oil, and even installed a new a Mirromagic instrument panel mounted facing up, but reflected on a mirror that could be adjusted. One of the most significant changes was a strictly horizontal chrome strip running from rear bumper to the front wheel opening allowing Buick purchasers to make much easier decisions on two-tone paint treatments -- all of which are displayed here in the lighted case. The color combinations illustrate Turquoise, Chalet Blue, Midnight Blue, Lucerne Green, Silver Mist, Gull Grey, Cordovan, Verde Green, Tampico & Titian Red, and others. In addition there are a number of samples showing the possible convertible top materials. As dealers typically disposed of the previous years' showroom material, dealer showroom materials are quite scarce, and we can find no records of any similar surviving cabinet. . 33 color illustrated transparencies and three upholstery sample catalogues with a total of 61 sample fabrics (includes vinyl upholstery, faux leather, and synthetic cloth interiors in a range of colors).

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