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        Psycho

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

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

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

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        The Circus of the Sun

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

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        Time For A Tiger

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

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        Time Out of Joint

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

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        TIME OUT OF JOINT A novel of menace

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

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        Sad Wind from the Sea

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

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        Wild Raspberries

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

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        Biggles At World's End

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

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

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

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        ALAS, BABYLON

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

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        The Elder Statesman, a play (signed)

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

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        Apenas esto. (Antología: 1934-1959)

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

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

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

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        Goldfinger

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

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

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

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        THE POORHOUSE FAIR

      LONDON GOLLANCZ LTD (VICTOR) PUB 1959. - FINE IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J. AUTHOR'S SECOND BOOK BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. HAS MODEST SOIL TO THE SPINE, A COUPLE OF TINY CHIPS AT THE TOP OF THE REAR PANEL, SOME VERY FAINT DAMPING TO THE REAR PANEL, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN, BRIGHT, COPY OF THE FIRST UK EDITION OF UPDIKE'S ELUSIVE FIRST NOVEL. FIRST EDITION. Binding is HARDCOVER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cider with Rosie

      London: Hogarth Press. 1959. First. First edition, the suppressed or withdrawn first issue which includes the account of the fire at the piano factory. Neat owner's name on the front fly, and some modest foxing else fine in fine dustwrapper. The first volume in the author's acclaimed novelistic autobiographical trilogy, this volume concentrating on sketches of the author's childhood in the Gloucestershire village of Slad. A lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Truman Capote READING HIS "A CHRISTMAS MEMORY"

      New York: United Artists Records, 1959 - Inscribed on the front cover of the sleeve, the publisher of the Washington Post, Katharine Graham: "For Kay, with love from Truman, who wishes you a good Christmas in Dec. 1965". A year later, November of 1966, Capote hosted the legendary bal masqué, "Black & White Ball", in honor of his friend, Katharine Graham Vinyl record. In original pictorial folding sleeve with printed text on inside

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Les fausses confidences. Comédie. Lithographie originales de Maurice BRIANCHON

      Alfred Daber., Paris 1959 - First Brianchon edition, number 73 of 132 examples (total edition), printed on special Araminte paper with watermark; signed in pencil by the artist on the justification page; text by Pierre Marivaux, illustrated with 15 original color lithographs (13 hors-texte) by Maurice Brianchon.In a fine binding of purple morocco, titled in gilt to spine, in matching morocco edged slip-case. the spine sligthly faded and the slip-case a little rubbed.A superb production in a classic fine binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mansion

      Random House, New York - 1959, 1st limited signed edition. (Hardcover) Fine. 436pp. Octavo. In original dark navy blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover with beveled edges. Decorative blue endpapers. Very tight & clean copy. Top edge with original blue staining (slightly dust soiled). Very scarce. First edition limited to 500 copies of which this is number 113. Limitation page includes William Faulkner's signature. The third book in Faulkner's trilogy featuring the Snopes family which includes "The Hamlet" (1940) and "The Town" (1957) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Galton Case.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959 - Octavo. Original red and white patterned boards, titles to spine black on white ground. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with nicked and faded spine panel. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "March 1959. For Willard and Pidge, affectionately, Ken". Willard and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and a character named Pidge appears in another of the author's books. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        THE GALTON CASE

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,. 1959. Octavo,. boards.. Some dustiness to top edge with mild fading to top edge stain, some. light foxing to endpapers, light shelf wear, a near fine copy in near. fine dust jacket with touch of shelf wear, touch of fading to pink. color in design on spine panel, and very light foxing to flaps. A. very nice copy. (#125702). First edition. Signed by Millar. Eighth Lew Archer novel. "Cumulatively exciting, beautifully plotted and written with taste, perception and compassion." - Anthony Boucher.

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        The Mansion

      Random House, New York 1959 - First Edition. Fine copy of the limited Edition. 1 of 500 copies signed by Faulkner, this being # 86. The book is covered by the original fine glassine dustjacket. Housed in a clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        THE GALTON CASE

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,. 1959. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket with dark pink ink on. spine panel sun faded to medium pink. Overall, a sharp copy. (#100274). First edition. Eighth Lew Archer novel. "Cumulatively exciting, beautifully plotted and written with taste, perception and compassion." - Anthony Boucher.

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        McCabe

      Macmillan, New York 1959 - First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a small scuff from a price sticker removed on the front flap. A very uncommon novel, basis for the 1971 film *McCabe and Mrs. Miller*, directed by Robert Altman and featuring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. A much nicer than usual copy. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

      London; W.H. Allen; 1959 - First edition, first printing. Some minor signs of wear, but generally a fine copy in fine dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Birthday Party

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

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        Frankly, I feel more hopeful about Agreement in the Ascot Stakes than in Geneva.

      1959 1959 - Sheet size: 190 × 140 mm. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 16 June 1959. Pen and ink on wove paper. The Geneva Conference of Foreign Ministers, begun on 10 May 1959, attempted to find new solutions to the problems of Cold War diplomacy, though not much was achieved. 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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        HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

      - SEUSS,DR. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! NY:Random (1959). 4to, glazed pictorial bds, near Fine in dw with price intact (piece off front panel of dw). Despite the correct price, this is an early but not first edition as the rear flap lists Seuss's ABC from 1963. LAID IN IS A ONE PAGE TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY SEUSS ON HIS DR. SEUSS STATIONARY. It reads: Dear Larry, I am tremendously flattered to think that you, way out there in Bucknell, should bother about me, way bacy [sic] in California. From your letter, I see that you have gone into really serious research in collecting your exhibit. All I can say is this: I hope I'm worthy of the time you have expended on me. Thanks and good luck." Signed boldly with a great Seuss "squiggle." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        JOAN MIRO Dibujos Y Litografias Coleccion Juan De Juanes - I - Los Papeles De Son Armadans En Colaboracion Con Seix Barral, S. A.

      New York Graphic Society, NY 1959 - Portfolio style book; Lacks signed triptych; Small tear at top of front cover near spine, white - shows minor dust; Color lithographs; Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Hans G. Helms: FA:M' AHNIESGWOW. Synchronisationsplan zur Struktur I,1.

      Köln [Cologne], Verlag M. Dumont-Schauberg, 1959 - Köln [Cologne], Verlag M. Dumont-Schauberg, 1959. Black paper-covered cardboard slipcase with white letterpress-title containing 2 books, black stiff wrappers with letterpress-title in white, 25,5 x 25,5 cms., (180) partly fold-out pp., leaves printed in typewritten lettering on one side + wrappers, 20 pp. with text printed in typewritten lettering on one side + vinyl record '33 U/M' titled Strukturen I,1,3/II,1-8/III,1/III,9 & Strukturen III,10/III,11/III,13/V,1 housed in the original plastic and paper sleeve. An experimental book with "unreadable" dream-language as an early example of "sound and visual poetry". ALL ITEMS IN FINE CONDITION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RIPRAP

      Origin Press, Ashland, MA 1959 - Bound in string-tied Japanese-style printed blue paper wrappers. The "Poet Laureate of Deep Ecology's" first book, one of only 500 copies designed and edited by Cid Corman and printed in Japan. A high spot of Beat Literature. Attractively SIGNED by the poet on the title page. Fine with very light and expected wear for such a fragile piece [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Bridge on the Drina [Na Drini cuprija] [Signed Twice]

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

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        Agee on Film. Volume II (only)

      New York: McDowell Obolensky, Inc.. 1959. First. Uncorrected proofs in form of long galley sheets printed rectos only ribbon tied into blue printed wrappers. Small quarto. Tiny tear on front wrap, else very near fine. A somewhat cumbersome format, usually produced in very small numbers and consequently very uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Rome: The City and Its People

      The Viking Press, New York 1959 - First edition. Hardcover. The second book in his series of books to focus on cities. Like his other books this offers a kaleidoscope like collection of black and white images with a kinetic energy. A fine and tight copy in a near fine dust jacket with a tiny bit of edge wear to the spine ends and corners and with a small crease to both the front and rear flaps. A terrific copy of this brilliant book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Starship Troopers

      Putnam, 1959 - First Edition, first issue dust jacket with the $3.95 price on front flap, and NO MENTION OF HUGO AWARD WINNER ON THE BACK PANEL OF THE DUST JACKET. A BRIGHT FINE dust jacket that looks new. This attractive dust jacket has been restored by a professional conservationist to preserve and protect this fragile dust wrapper. The book is in nice condition, with no writing, bookplates, or marks in the book. The pages are clean the binding is tight. An ideal copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION BOOK AND DUST JACKET. If you are looking for a great copy, here it is. WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SEND PICTURES OF THE BOOK AND DUST JACKET TO THOSE WHO INQUIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        STARSHIP TROOPERS

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. [1959]. Octavo,. cloth.. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. A fine copy. in fine first printing dust jacket (priced $3.95 on front flap) with. tiny nick to upper front corner tip. Quite a nice copy. (#133436). First edition. 1960 Hugo award winning novel, made into an interesting film. "Vintage Heinlein storytelling." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-206. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-517.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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