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        BEN-HUR (1959)

      MGM 1959 - Vintage original 63 x 46" (157 x 115 cm.) grand affiché poster, France. Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O' Donell, Sam Jaffe, dir: William Wyler; MGM. The epic multiple Oscar-winning MGM remake of their silent epic of a Jewish prince sent into slavery by a Roman friend at the time of Christ. Judah Ben-Hur comes back for revenge in the climactic chariot race. The French artist has chosen to depict the moment between Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur with his team of white horses overcoming Stephen Boyd as Messalla with his black horses. Poster is folded and in original condition. It appears to have never been used and therefore the colors are immaculate. There are fold and fold junction tears. ABOUT FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Doctor Sax: Faust Part Three.

      New York: Grove Press, (1959). - From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller. 8vo, original gray cloth, gilt lettering. Fine copy in a slightly worn dust, but fine, dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Mon Corps, ce Doux Démon [ E.O.N. + une Oeuvre de J.VILLON Signée ]

      Editions P.A.B., Alès 1959 - Edition originale tirée à 55 exemplaires sur Vélin d' Arches (celui-ci n° 26). Portrait de l' auteur en frontispice composé d' un dessin gravé à l' eau-forte SIGNé par Jacques VILLON. Avec une lettre-préface d' André GIDE. Ce livre a été écrit en 1932 dans le port de Cannes sur le yacht de Francis Picabia "L' Horizon" (note de l' éditeur). S.L.N.D. ; Couverture à rabats, 66 pages. A noter : petite déchirure sans manque sur le premier plat mais rien de grave. Size: 17,5 x 25,5 cms. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pascal Coudert]
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        The Mansion

      Random House, New York 1959 - First USA Edition. Fine book in blue cloth with yellow topstain. Stated First Printing. The unclipped Dust Jacket is Fine, with the $4.75 price and the publishers code "5/59" on the bottom Front flap. A beautiful fine copy of the 3rd book of the Snopes Trilogy. Housed in a Fine quarter morocco slipcase with matching chemise. Peterson A52 2b. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: MDS BOOKS]
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        Portraits de Picasso, Milan, Giuseppe Muggiani, 1959.

      Giuseppe Muggiani, Milan 1959 - PRÉVERT Jacques (1900-1977), poète. Portraits de Picasso, Milan, Giuseppe Muggiani, 1959. Cartonnage toile d¿éditeur, sous jaquette, défauts. Édition originale, de ce très bel ouvrage sur l¿artiste, 75 photos suivies de 23 pages de texte. Ouvrage illustré de 75 photographies d¿André Villers qui rencontre Picasso et devient son ami en 1953 ¿ Portraits de Picasso est le premier ouvrage du photographe. Exemplaire enrichi d¿un très bel envoi autographe signé de Prévert, au crayon blanc sur fond noir, à Marcel Jacques daté de novembre 1959, avec dessin à double page figurant un petit diable et quatre spectateurs vus de dos. Magnifique exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie SIGNATURES]
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        Memoirs Ten Years and Twenty Days

      London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1959. Translated by R. H. Stevens in collaboration with David Woodward, first published in Germany in 1958. Black cloth titled in silver on spine, b&w illstns. SIGNED BY DOENITZ ON A SPECIALLY MOUNTED BOOK PLATE ON THE HALF-TITLE PAGE. Tight and square, a presentation plate to a museum on the front paste-down, otherwise unmarked. The dust jacket is price clipped, minor edge wear, corner tear, unfaded, protected in a removable clear film sleeve.. Signed by Author. First UK Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback.

      [Bookseller: Mainly Fiction]
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        THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Containing a new Epilogue on the years 1945 to 1957 written by Churchill

      Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1959. FIRST ABRIDGED EDITION. 8vo. (8.6 x 5.9 inches). Illustrated throughout with maps & diagrams. Abriged by Dennis Kelly, Churchill's research assistant. Finely bound by Bayntun (Riviere) of Bath in contemporary half red morocco. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt floral roll decoration. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. The date stamped in gilt to the bottom of the spine. Red cloth on boards. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. A fine copy of Churchill's monumental history containing his epilogue, written especially for this edition and here published for the first time.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The 'Titus' trilogy, first editions

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1946, 1950, 1959 - 1. Titus Groan. 1st edition, Eyre & Spottiswoode 1946. 214 x 135mm, dark raspberry red cloth, spine lettered, ruled & ornamented in gilt, pp.438. Spine gilding a little dull, otherwise a very good clean copy, in colour facsimile 1st issue pictorial dustwrapper with design by Peake of a crow perched on a chained crown. The first issue binding. 2. Gormenghast. 1st edition, Eyre & Spottiswoode 1950. 215 x 139mm, brick red cloth, spine lettered & ruled in gilt, pp.454 + final blank leaf. Very good clean copy in very good unclipped pictorial dustwrapper with design by Peake of a shoal of menacing clouds over the ramparts of Gormenghast; spine panel very slightly sunned, with a little wear at ends. 3. Titus Alone. 1st edition, Eyre & Spottiswoode 1959. 216 x 139mm, dark red cloth, spine lettered, ruled & ornamented in gilt, pp.224, line-drawn frontispiece by the author. Dye of cloth faintly patchy, internally clean and tight. Very good copy in unclipped colour facsimile dustwrapper with design by Peake of Titus silhouetted against an illuminated landscape. I specialise in Mervyn Peake. Enquiries welcome. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Cameron House Books]
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        RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS and SEYMOUR AN INTRODUCTION

      Little, Brown & Co., (1959) - First Edition, First State of these two long stories about Seymour Glass which originally appeared in The New Yorker. This state is without dedication page. A very near fine copy in beautiful virtually Fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction

      Little Brown 1959 - 1st. Edition , 3rd State with Dedication page after title page. NOT P/C. Book- N/F. tight. Jacket- N/F really almost Fine. very minor wear to spine and fold of front jacket. has 1.5 in. thin red line. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MoJoBooks]
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        Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction

      Little, Brown & Co 1959 - Gray cloth covered boards, 248 pages. First issue with no dedication page - possibly one of only 20 or 30 copies that were sold before the error was discovered. Binding lightly faded along edges, very light soiling on fore-edges. Text is clean. Dust jacket a bit worn along edges, spotty soiling on panels, scuffed along spine, spine sun faded. Price is intact on front flap and original store sticker is laid-in. Dust jacket protected in clear archival cover. Scans available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbums of Ish Kabibble Books]
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        The Mansion

      Random House, New York 1959 - Limited Issue, one of 500 numbered copies signed by the author. Octavo (21cm); black cloth, with titling and rule stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; blue topstain; 436pp. Topstain slightly faded, else Fine in the original acetate dustjacket; lightly rubbed overall - Near Fine. The third volume in Faulkner's Snopes trilogy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Things Fall Apart.

      McDowell, Obolensky, New York 1959 - First American edition of the author's first and most beloved novel. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. "Things Fall Apart may well be Africa's best loved novel. It would be impossible to say how much it influenced African writing. It would be like asking how Shakespeare influenced English writers or Pushkin influenced Russians. Achebe didn't only play the game, he invented it" (Kwame Anthony Appiah). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Louise Leiris, Paris 1959 - In 4 en feuilles sous chemise et étui d'éditeur, édition originale ornée de 8 lithographies originales d'André Beaudin (en comptant celle de la couverture). Exemplaire de l'éditeur non numéroté mais signé par Georges Limbour et André Beaudin. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        Drug Addiction in Hong Kong

      Hong Kong, Narcotics Bureau, Hong Kong Police, 1959. - A set of 5 original black and white photographs (20*26 cm), issued by Narcotics Bureau and Government Information Services in Hong Kong. Photos by Paul Mousset, a french traveller and photographer. Photographs show some trace of usage. An interesting set of original photographs illustrating drug addiction in Hong Kong and Drug Rehabilitation through model prison building by former drug addicts. Each photograph is accompanied with a typed comment and wears the official Hong Kong Government stamp. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        Portfolio Selection: Efficient Diversification of Investments

      John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York 1959 - Hardcover, blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine, First Edition, 1959, (Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale University Monograph 16), 344 pp., Book Condition: Very Good, corners gently bumped and lightly scuffed, spine ends gently bumped and lightly scuffed, a few small marks to bottom text block (see photos), small insect damage opposite title page (see photo), slightest hint of tanning to pages otherwise interior is clean and unmarked, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, unclipped, significant tanning to covers, general shelfwear, extensive insect damage to edges (see photo), 2 1/2 inch tear on back near spine has been repaired by previous owner with tape, spine tanned and rubbed, Contents: Part I: Introduction and Illustrations, 1. Introduction, 2. Illustrative Portfolio Analyses, Part II: Relationships Between Securities and Portfolios, 3. Averages and Expected Values, 4. Standard Deviations and Variances, 5. Investment in Large Numbers of Securities, 6. Return in the Long Run, Part III. Efficient Portfolios, 7. Geometric Analysis of Efficient Sets, 8. Derivation of E, V Efficient Sets, 9. The Semi-Variance, Part IV: Rational Choice Under Certainty: 10. The Expected Utility Maxim, 11. Utility Analysis over Time, 12. Probability Beliefs, 13. Applications to Portfolio, Selection, Bibliography, Appendix: A. The Computation of Efficient Sets, B. A Simplex Method for Portfolio Selection, C. Alternative Axiom Systems for Expected Utility, Index. -- end. Summary: Landmark book on Portfolio Selection by 1990 Nobel Prize winner Harry M. Markowitz. Extremely Scarce and Collectible First Edition with Dust Jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alanpuri Trading]
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        Der Vogel. Kreidelithographie, über Holzmaserplatte gezeichnet. 1958. Lithogr. Signet unten rechts.

      - 74 : 36,5 cm auf getöntem Velin ca. 88 : 48 cm. Scheidegger 354. – Illustrationsentwurf zu Aristophanes, Die Vögel. Unten links vom Künstler in Bleistift als „Probe" bezeichnet, rechts datiert u. in der Mitte betitelt: „Aristophanes: die Vögel". – Die numer. Auflage erschien in 30 Ex. auf Vélin d‘Arches. – Das Motiv wurde vom Kunsthaus Zürich für die Gedächtnisausstellung 1959 als Plakat verwendet. – Gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Photographs

      New York: Horizon Press, 1959. First edition. Very good or better in a very good unclipped dust jacket, with the jacket showing light to moderate edgewear, chipping, particularly to the spine at crown. The red titling on the jacket spine faded, as is often the case. This copy signed by the photographer on the front free endpaper. A solid copy of Siskind's first monograph, a Roth title and something of a minor masterpiece. Not a great many signed copies.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Photographs. Introduction by Harold Rosenberg.

      New York: Horizon Press, 1959 - Quarto. Original black boards, titles to front cover in silver, titles to spine in red and silver. With the dust jacket. Owner's name to front free endpaper, top edge faded, back cover rubbed, dust jacket rubbed and nicked to edges with small loss to back panel. First edition, first printing. Siskind's highly influential book captures the abstract forms of our everyday surroundings. Parr & Badger; Roth, p. 152. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE TIME MACHINE , An invention ( ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND DUMMY DUSTJACKET for the British 1959 Heinemann Edition )

      William Heinemann 1959 - This is an interesting lot containing two items, the first is of a Rare trial dummy printing of the Dustjacket Artwork by Donald Green for the 1959 British Heinemann edition of "The Time Machine" . The second item is of actual Original painted Artwork by Donald Green of another variant design he created for the Jacket which has a very different background art and slightly different lettering (like the much larger E on the end of the word "Machine") this art was not chosen for the final printing making it a rather interesting unique jacket design, the dummy jacket measures 10.5 inches by 7.5 inches approx., the variant original artwork measures 8 inches by 7 inches approx, An interesting and unique Heinemann H G Wells Time Machine item. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox Rare Books PBFA]
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        Les Roses. Vingt-cinq eaux-fortes de Imre Reiner.

      Paris, 1959 - en feuilles sous couverture cartonnée et emboîtage de l?éditeur.1 des 105 exemplaires numérotés sur papier d?Auvergne à la main du Moulin Richard-de-Bas 94/105. Exemplaire à l'état de neuf.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        Goodbye, Columbus.

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1959 - First edition of the author's first book and winner of the National Book Award. Signed by the author on the title page. Light rubbing to the bottom cloth, else fine in a fine dust jacket without the usual toning to the spine. A very sharp copy, uncommon in this condition and signed. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. "Goodbye Columbus, a Houghton Mifflin Literary Award, is Philip Roth's first book, and an impressive one. There is blood here and vigor, love and hate, irony and compassion . Mr. Roth has written a perceptive, often witty and frequently moving piece of fiction." The novella is accompanied by five short stories that range in tone from the iconoclastic to the astonishingly tender that illuminate the subterranean conflicts between parents and children and friends and neighbors in the American Jewish diaspora. Saul Bellow wrote upon review of Goodbye, Columbus, "Unlike those of us who come howling into the world, blind and bare, Mr. Roth appears with nails, hair, teeth, speaking coherently. He is skilled, witty, energetic and performs like a virtuoso." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Goodbye, Columbus (Signed on the Full Title Page)

      Houghton Mifflin,, New York 1959 - Signed by Philip Roth at the full title page. Book itself is very good plus. No bumps or chips. Square and tight. Dust wrapper is evenly aged toned/Darkened. Back panel is moderately dust soiled and rubbed. Top of spine is lightly chipped. Square. Tight and clean. Almost impossible to get to Roth for a signature. Included is Paris Review 20. This issue quite notable for the inclusion of 178 pp novella entitled Good-bye Columbus by Philip Roth. Published here for the first time and precedes the hardbound Houghton Mifflin edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rob Warren Books]
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        Goodbye, Columbus and five short stories

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1959 - First printing of Roth's break trough first novel by the then 26 year old author. The story of life, youth and living in the 20th century. Book is near fine with slight bumping to spine ends. A very clean unmarked copy in a very good jacket which is not price clipped ($3.75) and has minor chipping to spine ends. A wonderful collectible of a very important novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oshtemo Book Sellers]
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        Goodbye, Columbus

      Houghton Mifflin 1959 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by the author on a laid in signature. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with some wear to the edges. This original dustjacket has all the First Issue points. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Roth First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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