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        Italia antiqua auctoris, methodo, verbis, et tabulis geographicis retentis contracta opera Ioh. Bunonis.

      Wolfenbüttel, Buno, 1959.. 6 n.n. Blätter, 773 ( recte 768 ) Seiten, 24 n.n.Blättern. Mit gestochenem Titel, 4 gestochenen Faltkarten sowie einem gestochenen Faltplan. Halbleder der Zeit, 8°. Einband stärker beschädigt, bestoßen mit Schab und Rißspuren, oberes Kapital beschädigt, Reste von Bibliotheksschildchen auf dem Rücken. Innen fehlt der fliegende unbedruckte Vorsatz vorn. >> Das Hauptwerk des Leidener Gelehrten und Begründer der wissenschaftlichen historischen Geographie <<. Der schöne ausfaltbare Plan mit einer Darstellung des antiken Roms aus der Vogelschau, die Karten zeigen unterschiedliche Regionen Italiens ( Italia vetus - Italiae Gallica sive Galliae Cisalpinae - Etruria, Latium, Umbria, Picenum, Sabini, Marsi - Campania, Samnium, Apulia, Lucania, Brutii ). Innen etwas gebräunt ( einige Seiten auch stärker ), Titel mit Vermerk von alter Hand und kleinen Wurmspuren ( desgleichen der Vorsatz hinten ), sonst innen gelegentlich leicht fleckig. Insgesamt aber innen von guter Erhaltung, desgleichen der Plan Roms und die 4 Karten. ( With engraved title, 4 engraved folded maps and 1 engraved folded plan of antique Roma. Contemporary half calf ( bumped, chafed, torn, head spine-end damaged, rests of library label to spine, free front endpaper missing ) ( Gewicht 1000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Terre d'Istrie. Farbige Radierung. 1959. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert, links bezeichnet: "Epreuve d'artiste".

      . 37,5 : 53,5 auf velin de Rives 50,5 : 66,5 cm.. Frelaut 58. - Schmücking 78. - Einer von 50 E.A. Abzügen neben der auf 250 Ex. nummerierten Auflage als Jahresgabe der Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover. - Drucker: Imprimerie Lacouriere, Paris. - Gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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      New York:: Macmillan Co.,, 1959.. New York:: Macmillan Co.,. 1959. First American edition. Spine just a little sloped, touch of shelf wear, otherwise bright and fine in equally nice dust jacket with only a touch of subtle wear.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        The Mansion

      Random House, 1959. Random House, 1959. Hardcover. Fine. Random House, New York 1959. Limited First Edition. Limited to 500 copies. This is number 318/500. Signed by William Faulkner on the Limitation Page. The Signature is Guaranteed by the Publisher. Book Condition: Fine, clean boards and spine, clean pages, tight spine.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner

      New York:: Modern Library, (1959).. New York:: Modern Library. (1959). A Modern Library Giant, first edition thus. Originally published by Random House in 1954. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To The Maracay Book Club / with gratitude and best wishes / William Faulkner / [illegible, though possibly "Caracas"] / 20 April 1961" and signed on the title page "William Faulkner / Maracay / 10 April 1961." As is well known, Faulkner visited Venezuela on a State Department trip in April 1961; perhaps not known before was that during his travels he made a side trip to Maracay, about 50 miles outside of the capital, Caracas, to visit a book club founded in his honor by a former fellow Mississippian, Vivian Ray. According to Ray&#39;s son, "Maracay is located about 50 miles from Caracas and had a strong presence of US citizens due to the factories being installed there, but the main offices were in Caracas. Mr. Faulkner stayed during his visit with William and Victoria Fielden in Caracas, but they also had a residence in La Victoria (adjacent to Maracay) because Philip Morris had their manufacturing plant there. Some biographers say that Mr. Fielden worked with a petroleum company, but nope [Philip Morris is a tobacco company]. All US citizens including my mother stuck together, and they all knew who was who, so when they found out that Mr. Faulkner was coming, they arranged this &#39;out of protocol&#39; event. I remember my mother telling me of how much Mr. Faulkner enjoyed this particular visit." Old tape shadows to pastedowns and rear endpaper where card was removed; offsetting from book club lending-library stamps on dust jacket flaps to free endpapers, affecting Faulkner&#146;s inscription on front endpaper (which is nonetheless as legible as one could hope from Faulkner); otherwise would be about very good in edge worn but still good dust jacket with label on spine, presumably from the lending library. OFFERED TOGETHER WITH A SMALL ARCHIVE of materials from Faulkner&#39;s 1955 State Department trips to Japan, Paris, Italy, and a 1954 trip to Lima, Peru, made while in route to Paulo, Brazil, for an International Writers Conference: 9-page embassy despatch from Japan ["This is the first time that a single individual of such stature and appeal has been sent, through the Exchange Program, to Tokyo"]; 3-page typescript of article by Madeleine Chapsal for The Reporter about his Paris visit ["His most grueling ordeal was the Gallimard cocktail party"]; 5-page embassy despatch from Italy ["Apropos of USIS Tokyo&#146;s observations ... on Mr. Faulkner&#39;s drinking habits...."]; typescript of one-page letter from Faulkner to Muna Lee, who had requested Faulkner attend the Writer&#146;s conference in Peru ["Can there be more than one Muna Lee? More than the one whose verse I have known since a long time?"]; and 13 pages of translations of articles in the local Lima papers about Faulkner&#39;s visit there. Altogether an interesting glimpse into the State Department travels of the Nobel Prize-winning author.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        The Mansion

      Random House, 1959. Hardcover. Fine. Random House, New York 1959. Limited First Edition. Limited to 500 copies. This is number 318/500. Signed by William Faulkner on the Limitation Page. The Signature is Guaranteed by the Publisher. Book Condition: Fine, clean boards and spine, clean pages, tight spine.

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        Naked lunch.

      Grove Press [1959], New York - First American edition, 8vo, pp. xv, [1], 255; bookplate on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in a fine, unclipped dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        QI BAISHI ZUO PIN XUAN JI. [Selected Works of Qi Baishi]

      Beijing:: Renmin meishu chubanshe,. 1959.. 14-7/8" x 10-3/4". 1st edition. Unpaginated.. Beige woven-cloth binding, gilt stamped Chinese characters to spine and gilt and red characters stamped to front board. White DJ, illustrated with Baishi&#39;s "shrimps" & gold and red characters printed to front cover. Housed in original tan publisher&#39;s stiff-stock paper slipcase (includes detachable end), black characters hand-inked to spine of slipcase.. Minimal wear to binding. Slight gutter break at end of text. DJ. lightly worn with edges & spine rubbed. Slipcase rubbed and worn,. but still holding. A VG+ example in a similar jacket, all housed in. VG original publisher&#39;s slipcase.. "Qi Baishi was an influential Chinese painter. Born to a peasant family from Xiangtan, Hunan, Qi became a carpenter at 14, and learned to paint by himself. After he turned 40, he traveled, visiting various scenic spots in China. After 1917 he settled in Beijing. He is perhaps the most noted for the whimsical, often playful style of his watercolor works. Some of Qi&#39;s major influences include the early Qing Dynasty painter Bada Shanren The subjects of his paintings include almost everything, commonly animals, scenery, figures, toys, vegetables, and so on. He theorized that "paintings must be something between likeness and unlikeness, much like today&#39;s vulgarians, but not like to cheat popular people". In his later years, many of his works depict mice, shrimp or birds. He was also good at seal carving and called himself "the rich man of three hundred stone seals". In 1953 he was elected president of the Association of Chinese Artists. He died in Beijing in 1957. What is unique about Baishi is that his works show no western influences, unlike most other artists at this time. Other artists praised Baishi for his Òfreshness and spontaneity that he brought to the familiar genres of birds and flowers, insects and grasses, hermit-scholars and landscapesÓ (Xiangtan, p.Ê2). Even though Baishi wasnÕt the first artist to focus on small things in nature, he was recognized for his very careful and beautiful way of painting such common images. Forgery of Qi Baishi&#39;s work, and misattribution of work by others to him, has become common in the contemporary art market. He is estimated to have produced between 8,000 and 15,000 distinct works throughout his life, of which 3,000 are in museums; however, since 1993, auction houses have attempted to sell over 18,000 distinct works attributed to him. One of his paintings, Eagle Standing on Pine Tree, was sold for 425.5 million yuan ($65.5 million) in 2011, becoming one of the most expensive paintings ever sold at auction." [Wiki]. This posthumously published volume on Baishi&#39;s work is rare in the Western trade. . Chiefly half-tone reproductions of Qi Baishi&#39;s illustrations and paintings. Some in color, some black & white. Large b/w tipped-in frontis of Baishi.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston and Toronto 1959 - Two stories which originally appeared in "The New Yorker." First edition, second state of this highly collectible classic.Tipped in Dedication page appears after the title page (Second state). No writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true, and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped and shows only minor wear along the top and bottom edges of the spine. This is a near perfect, highly collectible copy that comes protected in an archival mylar dust jacket cover. Satisfaction guaranteed! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: rarefirsts]
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        FESTIVE WINE. [With twenty-one signed original prints by Haku Maki]

      New York / Tokyo:: Walker / Weatherhill,, 1959. New York / Tokyo:: Walker / Weatherhill,, 1959. First Edition. Fine. LIMITED EDITION OF 150 COPIES EACH WITH 21 PRINTS, PRINTED AND SIGNED BY HAKU MAKI. THIS IS No. 3. Subsequently the print blocks were destroyed. First Edition. Enlarged Deluxe Format. The twenty-one original pencil signed/numbered woodblock prints (including the frontispiece) are tipped on. Prints measure 9" by 6.8". Each has a thin archival mat, as issued. The paper used is handmade Kyokushi or Japanese Imperial Vellum watermarked with the seal of the artist. Original quarter goatskin, hemp cloth binding stamped in genuine gold and with two color image by Haku Maki on the upper board. Original rice paper Dust Jacket with window over spine for visualization of the title. Stain dj spine. In the Fine original cedar wood box. 4to.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        High Water.

      London, Jarrolds 1959. - First edition. Hardcover. Quite heavily edge foxed, with the endpapers likewise, but the paper is sound and clean and the foxing does not extend into the text block, o/w very good in like dustjacket (sterling price 15s net intact) with a few tiny professionally closed tears. The binding is clean, tight and square. Reeman's scarce second novel (after the equally uncommon "A Prayer for a Ship"), in a handsomely illustrated jacket by ING. Reeman began his nautical fiction writing with the UK publishers, Jarrolds, and produced a half dozen titles with them before moving onto Hutchinson for most of the rest of his career. All the Jarrolds titles are uncommon, the first three especially, most likely because of small print runs, with a goodly number heading straight into lending institutions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Larsen Books]
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        Picasso's Sketchbook, 1955 - 1956 Carnet de la Californie

      Paris: Editions Cercle d?Art, 1959. Picasso's Sketchbook (Carnet de la Californie). Editions Cercle d?Art, Paris 1959. Limited in 1500 copies. Reproduction in facsimile of Picasso's Sketchbook, bounded in a spiral notebook. The portfolio contains Picasso?s sketches between 1955 and 1956, 25 pages of illustration that exactly duplicate the artist?s original sketchbook. The colorful, black and white, and red pencil sketches were pulled in press by the master lithographer Mourlot. The portfolio is securely protected by a pictorial cloth slipcase. The portfolio is in very good condition. The cover is slightly worn at the edges, and some stains are present inside on the paper protective flaps. Very good copy of a scarce portfolio. More pictures on request.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Ellen's Lion (SIGNED)

      New York: Harper & Brothers (1959). First Edition 8vo Cloth-backed pictorial boards. 62pp with color illustrations by the author. Twelve stories featuring the ongoing dialogue between little Ellen and her stuffed lion: "I think my voice sounds remarkably like yours, " the lion said. Bader p 442. Signed by Crockett Johnson with a delightful inscription to a child. In "Books are by People, " it's mentioned that the two Ellen books were Crockett Johnson's personal favories (p. 123). Boards lightly soiled, edges rubbed with slightest wear to corner tips else Very Good. Dustjacket a little darkened, soiled and edge worn. Large pieces missing from spine (minor archival repairs).

      [Bookseller: Broder's Rare and Used Books]
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        The Haunted Looking Glass

      New York: Looking Glass Library, distributed by Random House,, 1959. New York: Looking Glass Library, distributed by Random House,, 1959. Ghost Stories Chosen and Illustrated by Edward Gorey. Octavo. Original purple and red pictorial boards designed by Gorey. With the dust jacket. Illustrated title to each story. Boards lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with a small chip in the upper panel affecting the title, a few nicks, and some creased and rubbed areas. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Gorey on the title page, "For Lorraine & Jerome. 17 May 1971. Edward Gorey". This atmospheric volume contains twelve ghost stories selected and illustrated by Gorey including, "The Empty House" by Algernon Blackwood, "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens, "A Visit from Down Under" by L. P. Hartley, "The Body-Snatcher" by Robert Louis Stevenson, "Man-Size in Marble" by E. Nesbit, "The Judge&#39;s House" by Bram Stoker, "The Monkey&#39;s Paw" by W. W. Jacobs, "The Dream Woman" by Wilkie Collins, and "Casting the Runes" by M. R. James.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Hicksville, New York: The Gnome Press, Inc.,. [1959]. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#134783). First edition. Collects the title story (a short novel) and five shorter tales, including "All You Zombies," "They," and "And He Built a Crooked House." "Robert Heinlein&#39;s &#39;They&#39; is, I believe, the most comprehensive of all mind- invasion stories ... [it] is the consummate story of invasion and isolation." - Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 110- 11. "They" is "perhaps the ultimate solipsist fantasy (a man is convinced the world is a puppet show)." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 460. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-84. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 793. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 21.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Ghost City

      Frederic Prokosch, Antwerp 1959 - First edition. Decorated self-wrappers with gold foil label. 12mo. Fine. One of 44 numbered copies, this copy is hand annotated by the author: "Special copy in blue woodcut paper. F.P." Additionally Inscribed by the author on the front fly. Extra foil label tipped in. In original mailing envelope hand-addressed by Prokosch. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. *OCLC* locates a single copy, in Texas. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Conversations with Igor Stravinsky (Signed First Edition)

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Stravinsky in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "To (Mrs.) Ralph&#39;s Mother [sic] / Mima / Respectful and Sincerely / Igor Stravinsky / July 13, &#39;59." A deeply personal revelation of the variety of interests of the Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. A companion volume to this one, "Memories and Commentaries," was published the following year.& & Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Slight spine lean, extremities lightly rubbed, and offsetting to a few preliminary pages. Moderate shelfwear to the jacket, with chips and tears at the spine ends and corners.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Jonathan Cape, London, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Chopping, Richard (Dust Jacket). VG First Edition hardback in VG- First State unclipped DJ, now protected in an archival Brodart cover. 318 p., illus. (1 map on p. 246), 20 cm. The DJ is first state with a blurb about the plot at the top of the front flap. This was replaced by review comments in later printings. The front cover has an embossed outline of the skull from the dust jacket with bright gold coins in the eye socket and a bright gilt title on the spine 318 pages. Text block is clean with no markings, except for a penciled notation at the top of the front free end paper. There is a dot of red link on the page opposite the title page that seems to have happened in the printing, since it does not affect the title page at all. Binding is tight, though it does have a slight lean (about 1/4" off vertical). The black cloth has a few light white marks on the front and back boards. There are three very light foxing marks, once each to the top, side and bottom page ends. Dust Jacket is complete, but with some defects: chipping at the top of the spine, darkening of the spine, a small (1/4") hole toward the bottom of the front hinge and darkening around the edges. The dust jacket is unclipped with 15s. net at the bottom of the front flap. Illustrator: Chopping, Richard (Dust Jacket). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 13 oz. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Britain/UK; 1950s; Library of Congress No: PR6056.L4 G6 1959. Dewey Code: F Fleming. Inventory No: 1051. .

      [Bookseller: Quaint Book Shop]
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        A Visit To Morin

      London: Heinemann, 1959 First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Limited to 250 copies. Inscribed by the author to Ian Fleming and his wife, "For Ian + Anne Fleming with all good wishes for the grim season from Graham Greene Christmas 1960." Corners lightly bumped, else a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a stray pen mark to the front panel and some smudges. A magnificent association copy between two of the greatest spy novelists of the twentieth century. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        Bob Dylan&#39;s Harmonica from High School, circa 1959

      Hohner Echo Harmonica, circa 1959. Very Good condition. In a custom clamshell case. A harmonica that was owned jointly by Dylan and his friend Dale Boutang, played by both during their high school days in Hibbing, Minnesota. Manufactured by M. Hohner, this particular harmonica was chosen because the name of the model was the same as Dylan&#39;s girlfriend in high school, Echo Helstrom. The harmonica has been in the possession of Boutang since their school days together, and Boutang has written a letter attesting to the provenance. "I was a classmate and close, personal friend of Bob Zimmerman, who later changed his name to Bob Dylan. Bob and I shared many of our harmonicas and guitars. This one such harmonica, which I ended up keeping from our high school days. I have had [it] in my possession ever since." Perhaps the greatest testament to ownership of this item is Dale Boutang&#39;s crudely scrawled name, along the black edge of the harmonica, between the metal plates. Also included are all insurance documents relating to this item while it was on a worldwide tour with the Experience Music Project, a museum of music history founded by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Kassel and Basel: Brenreiter-Verlag, 1959. Hardcover. 305 x 203 mm (12 x 8"). 16 volumes. Publisher&#39;s vellum-like paper in shades of ivory, upper covers blindstamped with Habsburg double-headed eagle crest, flat spines with brown morocco labels. With hundreds of folding topographical plates. Front pastedown of Hesse volume inscribed in ink, "John A. A. des V. G. / Haywood." Occasional small marks to boards or smudges to edges, but essentially unused, and in virtually mint condition. This is an excellent facsimile of that portion of the famous "Topographia" series that covers the Germanic territories. The set contains reproductions of the volumes covering Swabia (1643), Hesse (1646), Westphalia (1647), Bohemia / Moravia / Silesia (1650), Upper Saxony (1650), Brandenburg and Pomerania (1652), Lower Saxony (1653), Switzerland (1654), Braunschweig and Lüneburg (1654), Franconia (1656), Austria (1656), Bavaria (1657), Burgundy and the Netherlands (1659), Alsace (1663), the Rhenish Palatinate (1672), and Mainz / Trier / Cologne (1675). See previous entry for a full discussion of the significance of the "Topographia" books.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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      JONATHAN CAPE 1959 - First Edition, First Impression of GOLDFINGER by Ian Fleming. A nice example with a clean, crisp book and beautiful dust jacket. Original crisp black boards with a stamped skull with golden eyes to the front of the boards. Bright unfaded gilt titles to spine. The book is in beautiful condition with clean cloth boards, sharp corners with but one very tiny corner bump, and no edgewear. No dry nor splitting spine. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with a personal bookplate, and the internal pages are clean and flat with No writing, No marks, No stains, No bent pages, No foxing and No age toning. An unusually clean, bright example of this title. Please see detailed images. The original first edition dust jacket is in beautiful condition having benefited from very slight restoration to the spine and corner tips, and presents as a near fine example. The jacket otherwise has No edgewear, No chips, No rips, No stains, No darkening or sunning to the spine, No fading, No rubbing and No foxing. Very slight light faded grubbyness to the rear panel. Please see the many images for more details. A very handsome example of this title at a great price. Presents beautifully on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional Fleming titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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      London: Cape, 1959. 1st edition, 8vo, 318pp, this copy is in what people are now calling the 1st state with the extra point of detail to the upper left of skull; I have to say that I&#39;m old enough to have been around when this thing came out and I can&#39;t recall people ever referring to a "!st state" but there you are, that&#39;s James Bond books for you; bit of light spotting to endpapers, a minor bump to upper corner of text block and a very slight lean to text block but by and large a pleasing example, certainly VG Copy in sound DJ that has some ringmark soiling and splashing to the inner faces that, for once, is not visible from the outer; there is some light soiling to lower panel and some general light rubbing to all extrems; but this is a sound DJ without loss and retaining the original price; given the cost of these books we are happy to supply further photos upon request. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Roger Lucas Booksellers]
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        Killer&#39;s Wedge (First Edition)

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. Published the same year as McBain&#39;s "King&#39;s Ransom," but even scarcer, this being one of only a handful of collectible copies we have seen in fifteen years. A single, small price sticker shadow to the front panel, else a pristine copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        King's Ransom.

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1959. 244 pages. Puiblisher's boards with cloth spine, in fine- wrappers. Not priceclipped.. First edition. Scarce. An Inner Sanctum 87th Precinct Mystery. **Later turned into a great movie by Akira Kurosawa ("High and Low", 1963)

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Piero Manzoni: Collection of Catalogs and Broadsides, 1959-1971

      [Various Publishers]. PAPERBACK. V.d., v.p., 1959-1971. A rare collection of early gallery material from Manzoni&#39;s exhibitions. Includes the following pieces: Piero Manzoni: The Lines - Exhibition catalog from Galeria da Azimut (Milan, 1959, 8vo, wraps, 6.5 x 9.5 inches), Fontana / Baj / Manzoni - Exhibition catalog from the Galleria del Circolo di Cultura (8vo, wraps, Bologna, 1958, 5.5 x 8.5 inches), Manifiest: Tegen Niets - Promotional broadside from exhibition at Galerie 207 (n.d., Amsterdam circa 1960, 5.5 x 8.5 inches), L&#39;Avangauardia: Picabia / Sant&#39;Elia / Fontana / Baj / Manzoni - Single sided broadside from the Galeria Montenapoleone (circa 1960, 11 x 16 inches), Piero Manzoni - Galeria Schwarz, 1-7 Febbraio 1964 (2 copies) (broadside, 19 X 13 pp, title on recto, text in Italian on verso), Piero Manzoni: 1933-1963 - Exhibition catalog for Galeria M.E. Thelen (Essen, 1963, 8vo, wraps, 6 x 9 inches), Castellani / Manzoni: A New Artistic Conception - Broadside for exhibition at the New Vision Centre (London, 1960, 13 x 19 inches, text on recto only, some marginal tears to rear edge and small chips to edge), Bonalumi / Castellani / Manzoni - Galeri Appia Antica, 1959 (Exhibition catalog, 12mo, 4 x 5 inches, text by Leo Paolazzi), Piero Manzoni - Balleria Civica de Arte Moderna, 1971 (Milan, 1971, Exhibition catalog, wraps, 8 x 8 inches), Piero Manzoni: Stedelik Museum (2 copies) (Amsterdam, 1970, 8 x 11 inches, wraps), Omaggio a Piero Manzoni - Exhibition Catalog (Crema, 1971, wraps, 8 x 8 inches). All items show light normal wear and are generally in very good condition unless otherwise noted. This collection was purchased at auction on consignment from the Hirschl and Adler Gallery. A very nice collection. . Very Good. 1959. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        The Americans

      New York: Grove Press, 1959. First edition of the photographer's masterpiece with 83 black-and-white full-page photogravures. Oblong quarto. An excellent copy in a very good dust jacket that shows wear and chipping. Inscribed by Robert Frank.Jack Kerouac wrote in his preface of The Americans, "Robert Frank&#133; he sucked a sad poem out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world. To Robert Frank I now give this message. You got eyes." Frank's Américains eventually achieved legendary status as "the most renowned photobook of all&#133; It struck a chord with a whole generation of American photographers&#133; Many memorable photobooks have been derived from this mass of material. None has been more memorable, more influential, nor more fully realized than Frank's masterpiece" (Parr & Badger I:247). "From the more than 20,000 images that resulted, Frank eventually chose 83 of them and arranged them into four chapters&#133; 'With these photographs,' he later wrote, 'I have attempted to show a cross-section of the American population. My effort was to express it simply and without confusion. The view is personal&#133;' Such a simple intention for a book that would so alter the course of modern photography" (Roth, 150).

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        Youth / [by] Joseph Conrad. Illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton.

      Kentfield, California: The Allen Press, 1959 - . . . Scarce. . . . Limited Edition - One of 140 copies. The most elaborately colored of the books illustrated by Hughes-Stanton, with eight illustrations each printed in nine colors. . . . Double crown quarto - about 15.5 x 10.5" (39 x 27cm). Bound in the publisher's original binding of cream parchment paper-covered boards with a vignette in grey and blue and a red and white stripe to the upper board, blue lettering to the spine, and a red and white stripe to the lower board. Blue Japanese paper endpapers. Top edges unevenly trimmed, others deckled. Approximately 51pp. The typeface is Goudy Modern, & was hand-set; the paper was hand-made to order & watermarked for the Press by the medieval Richard de Bas mill in France. Printed by hand on an 1833 Acorn-Smith press by Lewis & Dorothy Allen. . . . Illustrated with 8 nine-color linocut illustrations of varying heights. The progressively cut, elimination linocuts were printed from zinc line-blocks made from black stage proofs by Hughes-Stanton. The title page and one other page are printed in red and black, the running title to each page is printed in blue surrounded by a black zigzag design. . . . Lewis Allen, in "The Allen Press Bibliography," notes: "For the illustrator, our English friend Blair Hughes-Stanton was the obvious choice. Never one to accomplish art work simply, he came up with eight nine-color engravings involving delicate register problems. Also, to complete a nine-color process within a time-span of one week, we had to develop a plan to do three colors with one impression. All this was necessary because we damp the handmade paper for printing - a highly desirable technique. / The engraved illustrations are spectacularly dramatic, enhanced by the beautiful (and tamed) French paper. Directors of the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco gave a special exhibition of those remarkable illustrations. / The binding of white 'parchment paper' is enlivened by some units from the illustrations. Unfortunately, the slip-cases were covered with blue Japanese paper (used also for endsheets) which proved to be too delicate." . . . Very Good Condition - upper board is just lightly soiled (mainly right along upper edge of board), spine somewhat sun darkened with a bit of soiling, two one inch streaks of aqua ink and some other light soiling to lower board, upper corners of boards bumped/dented, head/foot of spine bumped and scuffed, a few small dents and a small chip to lower edges of boards, front inner hinge starting (a one inch tear and a half inch tear to front endpapers along the upper gutter), title page has two several inch creases to lower corner, denting to some protruding page edges, quite clean and bright within. No slipcase. A beautiful copy. . . . Reference: Hughes-Stanton 39. . . . Additional photos available, please just ask. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris: The Olympia Press, , 1959. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. First edition, 8vo, 226 pp., green wraps with dust jacket. Green border on title page, "Francs 1500" stated on dust jacket. Number 76 in The Olympia Press&#39;s Traveller&#39;s Companion Series, one of 5,000 copies. Lower front of green wraps slightly unattached from spine. Small chip to heel of green wrap. Dust jacket has minor chipping to head and heel, not affecting author or publisher lettering and a one inch closed tear from the mid foredge inward. Book and dust jacket are very good plus. Overall a desirable copy of this seminal beat novel.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The Rescuers

      Boston: Little, Brown and Co., , 1959. With illustrations by Garth Williams Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, plain endpapers. In dust jacket. Housed in cloth Solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. An excellent, bright copy. With 10 Garth William initialled illustration proofs. First US edition, with 10 initialled proofs. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Hard Candy

      NEW DIRECTIONS 1959 - Book Condition: Very good, light shelf wear, lightly age-toned endpages, else, good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, general wear, age-toned, crease in bottom edge, tanned spine, and NOT price-clipped. DATE PUBLISHED: 1959 EDITION: 220 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1959. Octavo (195 x 125)mm. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco with titles in white to spine and front board, black endpapers, top edges stained black. Pages evenly toned as is often the case with this title, else an excellent copy attractively bound. First Edition, first printing. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery, mirroring the first edition dust jacket art work. A fantastic copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Silly Verse for Kids

      Dennis Dobson, London 1959 - ++ SIGNED by Milligan ++ across two stickers then affixed to the illustrated verso of the title page. Comes with a letter signed by Norma Farnes (his long term Manager) "I am enclosing herewith the stickers which Spike has personally signed for you.". This is the rare First book issued by Sir Spike. True first English edition. Cream boards illustrated (by Spike) with navy blue titles. Faded pink dustjacket has the same illustrations as the boards. Chip at the top of the spine; pc. A collection of some 30 ridiculous rhymes, which as Spike writes in the foreword," Most of these poems were written to amuse my matter what you say, my kids think I'm brilliant." Illustrated throughout by Milligan in his own naive, manic style. Milligan was acknowledged by comics both young and old as a genius. They even bent the rules at Buckingham Palace to Knight him, (as he was Irish and not technically a British citizen). The end papers have browning [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Silly Verse for Kids [Signed]

      Published by Dennis Dobson Ltd., 80 Kensington Church Street, London First Edition 1959. First edition hard back publisher&#39;s original pale yellow paper covered boards, navy and black illustrations and text to boards. 8vo 9½" x 6½" 61 pp. Author&#39;s first book. SIGNED by the author to dedication leaf. Offsetting to front end paper. VG in price clipped dust wrapper, small damp spillage to top of lower and upper panels, 20 mm closed tear to foot of upper gutter, light foxing to paper. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        54 offprints, reprints Hermann J. Muller Nobel Prize winner

      various, various dates. PAMPHLET. A full list of offprints in this offering is available. Among the ones on offer: Advances in Radiation Mutogenesis Through Studies on Drosophila (1959); Isolating Mechanisms, Evolution and Temperature (1942); The Bearing of the Selection Experiments of Castle and Phillips on the Variability of Genes (1914); The Origination of Chromatin Deficiencies as Minute Deletions Subject to Insertion Elsewhere (1935).Several of the offprints have compliments of the author in stamp or hand, a few have the ownership signature of Sewall Wright, stamps of E. M. East and Karl Sax and others. Most are in very good condition, a few have small nicks and tiny chips to edges. List of Works by H.J. Muller 28 pages listing 383 items dates, titles, and where published. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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      [New York]. [6 March 1959].. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25.3 x 19 cm (10 x 7.5 inches). Matted. Old mat mounting tape on verso, minor creases to a couple corners, else near fine. A striking and characteristic portrait by Van Vechten of African American writer, dramatist and activist Julian Mayfield (1928- 1985), seated, full face, dating from the years immediately following his first literary and dramatic successes. With Van Vechten&#39;s studio stamp on the verso, his blindstamp in the corner, and with his manuscript subject identification, negative number and date in ink. A print of this image is in the Library of Congress Van Vechten Portrait Collection. KELLNER G866.

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        Still Life.

      1959. 1959 - Watercolor painting on paper. 44.5 x 58 cm. Signed and dated 1959. Masking tape on corners, with one torn 2 cm. 2 cm. and 1 cm. tears in image. Matted.

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        Prisoners of the Tower (2 Vols.)

      1959 - 1959 photo-offset of the long-hand account of the former chief warder of the Tower of London, of all those imprisoned in the Tower, from Flamburd Runnald (Bishop of Durham) in 1101 to Rudolf Hess in 1941. ONLY 3 SETS OF THIS VALUABLE RECORD WERE MADE-- and all 3 were presented to American institutions. After the chief Warder's death, his widow presented the 2 manuscript books to the British military, which then authorized a few sets to be copied in photo-offset. 2 folio volumes, 247 handwritten pages. Clean and solid and VG+. Bound in 1/2 red morocco over red boards. Bright gilt-lettering and rule to the front panels. A wonderful piece of London history (and British criminology) and a rare glimpse into British attitudes toward punishment and imprisonent over the last milenium. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée ("Miró").

      New York, 6. IV. 1959. - 1 page in-4. Enveloppe jointe. À M. Nelson Fuqua: "Mon cher ami, Je suis profondément touché pour toutes les démarches que vous avez faites pour nous à Chicago. J'ai été tellement bouleversé par ce séjour en Amérique et débordé par tout, que vous avons fais le projet de rester à New York cette fois-ci et de revenir l'hiver prochain pour voyager. A ce moment nous viendrons à Chicago ma femme et moi. Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous rencontrer à Paris au début juin. Merci encore de tout c&#156;ur; Avec tout ma plus sincère amitié [.]". - Papier et enveloppe à l'adresse de Gladstone, à New York.

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      New York: George Braziller, 1959. Small 4to. Original pictorial wraps. Some rubbing and soil. Light edgewear. Very good. INSCRIBED by de Kooning to front endpaper: "To Frances and Sid - / What a wonderful / time we / had -- / Good Winter / Love / Bill. The first monograph published on de Kooning, inscribed by the artist to prominent art collectors Sydney and Francis Lewis of Virginia. While various limited editions from the artist are relatively common, books genuinely inscribed by de Kooning are scarce, esp. so with so warm an inscription. Much of the Lewis&#39; collection was dispersed by Christie&#39;s in 2000, at which time the auction house has this to say about the couple: "Since the 1960s, Sydney and Frances Lewis of Richmond, VA, have been in the forefront of national and international collectors of Post-War painting and sculpture and late 19th and 20th century decorative arts. Their keen knowledge resulting from astute observation, incessant research, and an unquenchable appetite and love for art enabled the Lewises to build an incredible personal collection ranging from Emile Gallé to Willem de Kooning to Gaetano Pesce, all of the highest quality.

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        54 offprints, reprints Hermann J. Muller Nobel Prize winner

      various, various dates. PAMPHLET. A full list of offprints in this offering is available. Among the ones on offer: Advances in Radiation Mutogenesis Through Studies on Drosophila (1959); Isolating Mechanisms, Evolution and Temperature (1942); The Bearing of the Selection Experiments of Castle and Phillips on the Variability of Genes (1914); The Origination of Chromatin Deficiencies as Minute Deletions Subject to Insertion Elsewhere (1935).Several of the offprints have compliments of the author in stamp or hand, a few have the ownership signature of Sewall Wright, stamps of E. M. East and Karl Sax and others. Most are in very good condition, a few have small nicks and tiny chips to edges. List of Works by H.J. Muller 28 pages listing 383 items dates, titles, and where published. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Il Menabò

      Einaudi 1959-1967 10 voll. in 8°. Design e impaginazione di Bruno Munari. Scritti in prima edizione di L. Mastronardi (Il calzolaio di Vigevano), E. Pagliarani (La ragazza Carla), I. Calvino (Il mare dell'oggettività), S. D'Arrigo (I giorni della fera), V. Sereni (Una visita in fabbrica), U. Eco (Il modo di formare), P.P. Pasolini (Appunti per un poema popolare), C.E. Gadda (Una poesia). Brossura editoriale.

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        Inscribed Photograph of Ernest Hemingway with a Blue Marlin

      A large iconic Old Man and the Sea inspired photograph (measuring 10.5" x 8.25") of Hemingway. Signed and inscribed by Hemingway to Rupert "Hercules" Bellville: "To Hercules from his / good and very [underlined] old / friend / Mr. Papa". Fine. Framed and matted with black metal frame and archival cream matting. Rupert "Hercules" Bellville, Jr. met Hemingway through his father, Rupert Bellville Sr., the first English bullfighter in Spain. Bellville had joined his father and Hemingway in Spain during the summer of 1959. This was purportedly "the dangerous summer" of 1959, the year of the great Ordóñez/Dominguin duel chronicled by Hemingway..

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