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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.

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        Bob Dylan'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'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'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'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.

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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]

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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'm old enough to have been around when this thing came out and I can't recall people ever referring to a "!st state" but there you are, that'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.

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        Killer'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's "King'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)

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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'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'Avangauardia: Picabia / Sant'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… 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… It struck a chord with a whole generation of American photographers… 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… '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…' 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's Traveller'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.

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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's original pale yellow paper covered boards, navy and black illustrations and text to boards. 8vo 9½" x 6½" 61 pp. Author'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'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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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 cœur; 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' collection was dispersed by Christie'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.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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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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      Washington: The Library of Congress, 1959. cloth. 106316|12665|36930|36931/OK. Jefferson, Thomas. 4to. cloth. xv,562; (vi),433; (vi),481; viii,568; ix,442 pages. 5 volumes. First edition. Volume one contains history, Volume two philosophy, Volume three continues philosophy as does volume four and Volume five contains part of the fine arts collection. Excellent annotations. The plates in this first printing of this set (versus the 1983 reprint) are printed on coated paper. Minor rubbing at spine ends, else a well preserved set.

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        Jurisprudence. 5 Vols

      2012. Pound, Roscoe. Jurisprudence. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1959. Five volumes. xxvii, 547; xv, 466; xv, 738; xv, 543; xv, 855 pp. Reprinted 2000, 2012 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584771197; ISBN-10: 1584771194. Hardcover. New. * Reprint of the sole edition of Pound's magnum opus. This monumental work which was the culmination of a life devoted to the study of the law and its philosophical underpinnings. One of the most important contributions to the world's legal literature of the century in which he advances his views on sociological jurisprudence. According to Pound, the law should be flexible to meet the changing needs of society. More important, it must recognize the needs of humanity and take contemporary social conditions into account. Within are parts that cover The Nature of Law, Sources, Forms, Modes of Growth, Application and Enforcement of Law, The System of Law, chapters include Law and Morals-Jurisprudence and Ethics, Law and the State-Jurisprudence and Politics, The Judicial Process in Action, Obligations-Duties of Performance and of Restitution, Comparative Civil Procedure. Roscoe Pound [1870-1964] was a pre-eminent legal educator, scholar and prolific author of influential writings on law. After private practice he was for many years a law professor, dean of Harvard law school from 1916-1936, and in his later years taught all over the world.

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        Conversations with Igor Stravinsky (Signed First Edition)

      Doubleday Garden City: Doubleday, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Stravinsky in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "To (Mrs.) Ralph's Mother [sic] / Mima / Respectful and Sincerely / Igor Stravinsky / July 13, '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.

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        Bacchanale I.

      Cannes: 1959 - Tape from previous mounting adhered to the verso of upper and lower sheet edges, otherwise in excellent condition. Presented in a gilt wooden frame. Crayon on zinc lithograph on Arches wove paper. Sheet size 50 x 60 cm. Edition of 50. Signed in pencil lower right by Picasso, numbered lower left. Bloch 901, Mourlot 328.

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        Souvenirs d'un collectionneur *

      A.C. Mazo, Paris 15.10.1959. - Broché 29 x 23, couverture ocre à rabats, imprimée en noir et or ange. Discret tampon sur garde. Lithographie originale de Picasso en frontispice, tirée par Mourlot. Mémoires d'un amateur boulimique d'art et de littérature qui connu les tous débuts de Picasso, d'où le saltimbanque figurant en frontispice lithographié, en hommage au bon vieux temps et peut-être même en clin d'oeil à un tableau de 1905 sur ce thème du cirque acquis par l'auteur.De la bibliothèque d'un critique musical genevois. Édition originale. L'un des 2'000 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Lourmarin, outre 100 Arches avec un second état de l'estampe et 100 exemplaires de présent.

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        Alas, Babylon

      J.B. Lippincott Company, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. In original dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact. Clean text. Sound binding. Previous owner name on front free end paper. Faint foxing to end papers. Light lean to spine, light wear to head of spine. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with a few short tears and creases; Light loss at top of spine, extending to corner of front panel. Price sticker ghost to bottom of rear panel. Light rubbing. A very lovely copy.

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        They Called Him Champ: The Story of Champ Segal and His Fabulous Era

      Citadel Press, New York 1959 - First edition. Fine in very good plus dustwrapper with tiny nicks and tears, and a small coffee stain on the front panel. Inscribed by the subject of the book to Joe DiMaggio: "To my pal Joe DiMaggio from a sincere friend. Harry Champ Segal." Biography by the subject's brother of "one of the most colorful personalities in American life. professional boxer, fight manager, restaurateur, gambler, treasure hunter, owner of a stable of horses, friend of politicians, gangsters, and writers." With a letter of provenance signed by DiMaggio's two granddaughters. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Praha panoramaticka [Prague Panoramic]

      Prague: Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury Hudby A Umeni. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Sudek's masterpiece. "In a career spanning from the end of World War I to the 1970s, Josef Sudek made many stunning photographs of Prague, ranging from grand vistas to raindrops on a window… He claimed the city of Prague and its surroundings as comprehensively as Eugene Atget claimed Paris and its environs. Unlike Atget, however, Sudek published books… His masterpiece is one of the most singular photobooks ever made, his Praha panoramaticka (Prague Panorama of 1959. "Sudek had always been intrigued by the photographic panorama, but it was the discovery of an old Kodak panoramic camera in a friend's house in the 1950s that inspired him to make the work by which he is now immediately recognized. Of all his books, this one sums up his love of Prague, in all weathers, in all seasons, and not just the historic, public centre, but the most slovenly industrial suburbs, and the scrofulous fringes where the city meets the country. The panoramic camera is a strong unifying element in the imagery, but so is Sudek's democratic eye, which disregards nothing. He treats cathedral and castle in exactly the same way was he treats a factory or a garage. The great public spaces of Prague, which, like the public spaces in any capital, could easily look boring or bombastic in the wrong photographer's hands, are here rendered intimate, while the humblest house or industrial building in a far-flung suburb is monumentalized, graced with Sudek's poetry. His prints are usually dark and a little gloomy, tending towards the romantic, but his feeling for light, weather and space in combination has never been surpassed… [Praha panoamaticka] is a veritable encyclopedia of how to plot, construct and unify a panoramic photograph" (Parr and Badger, The Photobook, Vol I). Prague: Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury Hudby A Umeni, 1959. Oblong quarto, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book near-fine with light soiling to cloth, dust jacket with mild toning to front panel, tiny abrasion to rear panel and very light edgewear. An exceptionally good copy, particularly rare in original condition with no restoration.

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        Bacchanale I

      Cannes: , 1959. Crayon on zinc lithograph on Arches wove paper. Sheet size 50 x 60 cm. Tape from previous mounting adhered to the verso of upper and lower sheet edges, otherwise in excellent condition. Presented in a gilt wooden frame. Edition of 50. Signed in pencil lower right by Picasso, numbered lower left.

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        Collana Universale Cappelli (Numero 142 titoli)

      Cappelli Licinio Spa 1959-1975 Raccolta di numeri della Collana Universale Cappelli completa per la sequenza da n° 1 a n° 142, come da distinta titoli che si allega mediante immagine alla presente scheda. Collezione di particolare rarità per il lungo periodo intercorso fra la pubblicazione del n. 1 e la pubblicazione del n. 142 (1959 - 1975).

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        Things Fall Apart

      NY: McDowell Obolensky. (1959). The first American edition of the Nigerian author's first book, concerning the impact of the coming of the white man on village tribal life. Signed by the author. An enormously powerful book, which helped lay the groundwork for future post-colonial African literature and all ethnic literature that eschewed a eurocentric world view. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with modest rubbing and spine fading. A nice copy of a landmark of 20th century world literature. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Dix pochoirs *

      Au Verseau, Lausanne 6.1959. - En feuilles sous étui-boîte jaune or-rangé 52 x 60, rabat doublé de vergé gris avec table imprimée en sépia, titre en sépia au premier plat. Emboîtage souillé, compensé par la présence du rarissime bulletin de souscription de 4 pages, imprimé en sépia sur Ingres chamois, qui indique, curieusement, l'artiste comme étant l'éditeur. 10 pochoirs originaux polychromes (annoncés avec minimum 9 teintes) signés et justifiés d'après les gouaches de Jean Lecoultre, qui en a personnellement découpé les formes et brossés les aplats au pinceau. Un Roud généralement méconnu voire inconnu puisqu'absent des bibliographies, que nous n'avions pas réussi à obtenir pour notre catalogue d'hommage de 2002 - qui comptait quand même 183 numéros. Les pochoirs, d'une grande finesse d'exécution, sont remarquables et témoignent d'une phase de transition, déjà éloignée de la période espagnole de l'artiste. Quand au texte du poëte, imprimé en sépia sur deux des quatre feuillets liminaires de vergé gris, il est des plus touchant.Il s'agit de l'album d'images du peintre le plus recherché des trois parus au Verseau, presque un mythe, à côté de son cousin "Luis Felipe Vivanco: Haut lieu, huit pochoirs originaux à la gloire de la Castille", paru trois ans auparavant et du voisin "Ernest Manganel: Huit tamis de soie".L'implication exceptionnelle de l'artiste sur cet éblouissant ouvrage, relevant du plus pur artisanat, lui donne pleinement droit au titre d'illustré (ô combien) original. De toute rareté. Édition originale. L'un des 75 exemplaires numérotés, outre 10 lettrés de collaborateur, après 10 luxe avec l'une des gouaches originales.

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        Die Herberge Im Heiligtum Und Andere Gedichte (Signed Limited Edition)

      Wuppertal: Galerie Parnass, 1959. First edition. Cloth. Very Good +. Quarto. Loose signatures laid into cloth binder with printed spine. Text in German. A book of poems with gorgeous color illustrations by Ubac. A beautiful fine press production. Contents fine. This is copy #80 of 120 hand-numbered copies SIGNED by both poet and illustrator. Matching cloth slipcase has splits and tears along one edge.

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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1959 First edition, first issue with the original price of "Francs 1500" (later issues have an "18NF" price sticker). Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "For John Seeley / William Burroughs". Original publisher's green wrappers; original pictorial dust jacket designed by the author. A near fine copy, with light wear to the extremities, some minor creasing to the unfaded spine; unclipped dust jacket with light wear and minor chipping to the spine ends, bright and clean panels. A bright copy. The Naked Lunch was first published in Paris as part of The Olympia Press's The Traveller's Companion series, which included other literary classics like Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita (1955) and Henry Miller's Quiet Days in Clichy (1956), among others. The Olympia Press was well known for its liberal selection of literature; many English-speaking authors published their books with Olympia in Paris after being rejected by other publishing houses. Even so, Olympia's publisher Maurice Girdoias did not initially want to publish the racy The Naked Lunch, but changed his mind after selections from the novel appeared in literary magazines, including The Chicago Review. The chapters in The Naked Lunch are a series of vignettes, intended to be read independently of one another, that follow drug addict William Lee as he travels to a variety of locations; each story is loosely based on Burroughs' own experiences with drugs in these locations. As John Ciardi commented in his June 27, 1959 review for The Saturday Review, "what Burroughs is writing about is not only the destruction of depraved men by their drug lust, but the destruction of all men by their consuming addictions, whether the addiction be drugs or overrighteous propriety, lasciviousness or sixteen-year-old girls.". Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        The Naked Lunch (Signed First Edition)

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1959. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. First issue, second state, with purple price stamp on the rear wrapper. SIGNED and dated (1994) by the author on the title page. & & Very Good plus or better in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Tiny owner name on the front endpaper. Book spine ends and the jacket have been professionally restored (noticeable mostly at the jacket verso).& & A very sharp copy of Burrough's most important work, basis for the imaginative 1991 film adaptation by David Cronenberg. & & Maynard and Miles A2.a.

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        Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess

      Museum Press Limited, 1959-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Acceptable. London: Museum Press, 1959: First Edition, First Printing with statement of "First published in Great Britain" on the copyright page, with no subsequent printings listed. In original dust jacket with the proper price of 12s 6d net intact. In Very Good condition, in a Good Minus dust jacket. Clean pages, with no marking except for a previous owner name and date penned to the front paste down. Light cigar smoke odor to page block, may dissipate over time. The original green cloth is clean, with the gilt lettering to the spine still strong and crisp. There is some light bumping along the edges, and some light edge wear present. The jacket has a few tears, with old and aging tape repairs made from the verso, as well as some chipping and heavy loss, especially to the rear panel. The jacket also shows some rubbing and edge wear. The jacket is now housed in a brand new, removable protective sleeve, and presents well.

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        Proceedings Of An International Symposium On The Theory Of Switching: Volume 1 & 2

      HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 1959 - Gold Gilt title on spine. Volume 1: Dust jacket has mild book shelf edge wear. Brown cover on the dust jacket moderate. Bookplate of previous owner pasted in on the paste-down. Light bowing. Volume 2: Bookplate of previous owner laid in with glue remains on the paste-down. Small spot on the back free endpaper and pastedown. Dust jacket is torn on top. Some discoloration on the fore edge from light shelf wear. to provide researchers an opportunity to evaluate the rapid changes in their field brought about by the advent of the electronic digital computer. "Prior to the advent of large-scale digital computers, switching theory was concerned primarily with the theory of relay-contact networks. Since that time the invention of many new switches, including rectifiers, transistors, and magnetic cores, and the burgeoning growth in both variety and number of applications have considerably broadened its scope" (p. v). Participants in the symposium included Arthur W. Burks ("The logic of fixed and growing automata"), Antonin Svoboda ("Some applications of contact grids"), Jan A. Rajchman ("Principles of transfluxor and core circuits") and Nobel Laureate John H. Van Vleck, who delivered the opening remarks. Origins of Cyberspace 421. DATE PUBLISHED: 1959 EDITION: 305 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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