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        Sex Gang: Violent Stories of Naked Passions

      Nightstand Books, 1959-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Nightstand Books, 1959. First edition. Paperback. 192 pp. Near fine. Two very faint reading creases on spine, one not traveling the full length of the spine. Bright and square, with trace of rubbing to front cover. Supple, not fragile or brittle. Collection of lurid stories by Harlan Ellison, under the pseudonym Paul Merchant.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        La belle dame sans mercy - Les chansons de Jaufré Rudel - Les chansons de Colin Muset

      Editions de l'Acanthe 1959 - MAGNIFIQUE ET RARE ENSEMBLE DE CES TROIS VOLUMES A PETIT TIRAGE ILLUSTRES PAR JEAN GRADASSI, EN EXEMPLAIRE HORS COMMERCE. Ensemble de trois volumes in-12 (12x18.5 cm), en feuilles sous couverture rempliée. Chaque volume propose sur sa couverture une composition miniaturiste médiévalisante en couleurs et or. Ces trois ouvrages prennent place dans un magnifique coffret en bois (avec chemise et emboîtage) réalisé d'après les matériaux utilisés au Moyen-Age et exécuté par un groupe d'artisans de l'Ecole de Vallauris. Les deux mors de la chemise sont articulés et le dos porte, pyrogravés, les titres des trois textes ; l'emboîtage lui-même possède un plat ajouré dans lequel prend place une composition florale en fer forgé au centre de laquelle un blason en émail gueule prend place. Les ouvrages sont richement ornementés d'enluminures et d'illustrations (toutes originales) en couleurs et en or, conçues et dessinées par Jean Gradassi. Notre exemplaire est hors-commerce (chaque volume porte, au niveau de son justificatif de tirage, la mention 'exemplaire H.C. réservée à l'Editeur' et est signé par ce même éditeur). Le volume de la 'Belle dame sans mercy' porte par ailleurs deux envois autographes signés, l'un de l'éditeur ('le 30 août 1963. A notre chère Juliette, avec notre affectueusement amitié, signature'), l'autre de l'illustrateur ('A Madame Juliette Dal-Fol, avec toute la sympathie de l'artiste, J. Gradassi'). Ensemble en très bel état (seules les couvertures ont à peine bruni, ce qui est le lot de tous les exemplaires de cet ouvrage). ENSEMBLE EXCEPTIONNEL. Gradassi Jean

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        Things Fall Apart

      New York, McDowell, Obolensky, 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).

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        The naked lunch

      Olympia Press 1959 - A Near Fine copy in the original dust jacket.First edition with 1500 francs on DJ and NF 18 stamped on back cover. Tiny loss to DJ upper part,otherwise crisp and clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: AC Fine art inc]
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      London: Andre Deutsch, 1959 Richler, Mordecai. THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ. Signed. London: Andre Deutsch, 1959. True First Edition (with 'printed in Holland for Andre Deutsch', correct copyright line and sterling price on the dustwrapper flap) of Mordecai Richler's fourth novel, firmly establishing his literary reputation, Signed by him on the title-page. 8vo. 319 pp. A near fine copy in red cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a near fine Bernard Blatch designed pictorial dustwrapper showing some light use. Adapted into the Screenwriters Guild of America Award winning film with Richard Dreyfuss as Duddy Kravitz, one of the most 'magnetic anti-heroes in literature', compared by critics to Budd Schulberg's, Sammy Glick in his acclaimed, What Makes Sammy Run? Excellent Example.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1959 First UK Edition and True First Edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Near Fine book with slight foxing to the page ends and some discolouring to the inside front flyleaf. The spine ends are moderately bumped. The Dust Jacket is Very Good with the price 16s evident in the unclipped jacket. The jacket has some soiling to the upper and lower edges and some chipping to the top of the spine and a tiny chip at the top flap. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Oeuvres complètes *

      Club des Libraires de France, Paris 10.4.1959. - 2 volumes brochés 27 x 18, sous couvertures libres imprimées rempliées, étui bordé en demi toile grise, comme les plats et la pièce du titre recouvrant l'intégralité du dos. Bonne édition collective réunissant certains inédits, dans une attractive maquette de Pierre Faucheux. Des notes, une chronologie et une bibliographie prolongent, à côté des oeuvres majeures et connues, tout un ensemble de textes oubliés, éparpillés en périodiques rares ou publiés en éditions de luxe illustrées inabordables à tout un chacun. Édition en partie originale. L'un des 280 exemplaires de tête réimposés sur Arches, outre 4'150 numérotés sur vélin blanc, dont 150 hors commerce.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Man Who Lost His Way

      London: Macdonald, 1959.. First Edition First Printing. Boards. Good Plus/Very Good. 7 ½ x 5 Inches Hardcover First edition of this adventure story by the writer of Biggles. 192 pages in bright clean condition, a little browning to endpapers and outer edges of pages. Book has a W H Smith Library bookplate pasted on the inside front board, this is the only reference to the library in the book, there are no stamps or other markings. Dustwrapper is very bright and clean with just the lightest of rubbing to edges. A really nice attractive book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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        Goldfinger. (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959., 1959. First Impression, First Issue, Second State., INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with gilt stamped 'skull'. Pictorial dustwrapper by Richard Chopping. A lightly used copy with one short tear at joint, jacket is near fine and shows extremely well. With presentation inscription to flyleaf; To / Gomer / For one of those / aeroplane trips! / With affection / from / Ian. (underline). Housed in a collector's box. This copy given to Fleming's employer who gave him the means to write. James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley, self-made newspaper baron and owner of the Sunday Times amongst others, first encountered Fleming (appropriately) over a game of cards before the war and was attracted to the young Fleming's confidence. Fleming, as seen by Henry Hopkinson who was also present at the meeting, was "a little too big for his boots but also full of brilliant comment" (Lycett). After the war, Kemsley was quick to take Fleming under his wing by offering him a job as foreign manager of Kemsley Newspapers, with the absurdly high salary of £4500 a year (plus expenses and guaranteed two months off, which fleming spent writing his novels). Throughout their working relationship, Kemsley regarded Fleming as a favoured son. Although by no means a senior figure in the Kemsley organisation, Fleming was the only person in the building who would call Lord and Lady Kemsley by their first names, and frequently saw them socially. It was often to Fleming that Kemsley would turn to for fundamental advice, and Fleming was always able to persuade Kemsley to go along with his ever more audacious schemes. In reality it was a mutually beneficial relationship: Fleming soon brought the ailing Sunday Times glamour, social cachet and credibility, and in return was given the means and opportunity to pursue his lifestyle with little inconvenience, ultimately leading to the creation of James Bond. Gilbert A7a (1.2). See also Appendix A, pages 634-5.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Joan Mirò. Drawings and Lithographs from Papeles de Son Armadans in the Collection of Juan De Juanes., Joan Mirò. Disegni e Litografie. Collana "Juan De Juanes" da Los Papeles de Son Armadans.

      Seix Barral S.A., Barcelona 1959 - 4°; pp. 157 su carta offset especial Torras Doménech, con 69 belle riproduz. stampata al solo recto, infine tre litograf. originali a colori legate in forma di trittico con firma a matita dell'Artista. Brochure edit. con camicia a colori con titoli, custodia in cartone telato illustrato. Bella ediz. limitata a complessivi 738 esempl. numerati in parte in lingua spagnola e in parte in lingua inglese; questo nostro, in lingua inglese, presenta la particolarità della camicia illustrata con titoli in italiano, a cura delle Silvana Editoriale d'Arte in collaborazione con Editorial Seix Barral, per la distribuzione dell'opera in Italia. Ottimo esemplare. Cfr. Cramer n.56; Monod 2381.(vedi riproduz.)Num. catalogo: 243 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Hampton, Virginia: NASA Langley Research Center, 1959. Original gelatin silver photograph taken at Langley on April 30, 1959 and signed by Alan Shepard, Wally Schirra, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Scott Carpenter, Deke Slayton, and Gordon Cooper. Shepard's signature is in blue ink, the others all in black ink, but varying shades suggest that each may have used his own pen. Items signed by six of them are uncommon but not rare; items signed by Grissom with the others are much more scarce. The photograph is in excellent condition, with faint toning in the white margins. The signatures of Glenn and Cooper have very minor smudging.. SIGNED. First State of the Photograph. Photograph. Collectible-Very Good+. 8" X 10".

      [Bookseller: Bertram & Williams, Books and Fine Art]
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        Acteur et témoin

      Mercure de france, 1959. in12 Broché

      [Bookseller: Livre Nomade]
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        Song of Peace

      New York: Roving Eye Press,, 1959. Based on poems by Paul Eluard, Nicolas Guillen, Horace, M. Lukenin, Gabriela Mistral, Vitêzlav Nezval, Tu Fu. Single quire of small folio leaves, bound in original linen cloth over boards, printed paper with blockprint illustrations laid down to sides. Original blockprints by Anton Refregier on 9 full page plates and a number of vignette doves. Covers somewhat stained, with the paper sides a little soiled and creased, internally clean. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. From a limited edition of 1000 copies, this one signed by the author and the illustrator, and additionally inscribed by Lowenfels, "For Sol Mandelblatt, these anecdotes of the service, Walter Lowenfels, Mays Landing [Lowenfel's sometime New Jersey home] 1962" This inscription by one of America's most ardent peace activists (himself a card carrying Communist) is certainly ironic, but not ignorantly so; Lowenfels and Mandelblatt were both soldiers who had turned into poets and peace activists through their experience of battle - Lowenfels in the First World War, Mandelblatt in the Second (he was, indeed, awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service while fighting to defend Spain against Hitler and Mussolini as a volunteer in the Lincoln Battalion). A certain community of hard experience gives this inscription and this copy a little more weight and substance, no doubt, than many similar productions of the early 60s.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Roosting Hawk

      [Northampton, MA:] Grecourt Review,, 1959. Octavo. Original grey wrappers printed with "Grecourt Review". Very mildly toned to top edge of wrappers. An excellent copy. First separate edition, sole printing, being one of a small number of copies offprinted from the Grecourt Review for the use of the publisher and author. The Grecourt Review is an undergraduate publication at Smith College, Northampton, Massuchessetts, where Sylvia Plath was teaching at the time. The poem was subsequently collected in Lupercal (1960) as "Hawk Roosting".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Naked Lunch

      New York: Grove Press, 1959 - FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. New York: Grove Press, 1959. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. A bright, crisp copy with only occasional trivial wear to jacket extremeties. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectorsFolio]
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        The Man Who Lost His Way -by W E Johns

      London: MacDonald, 1959, 1st Edition, 1st Printing , 1959. -----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, tight and square, in a bright attractive Very Good dustjacket with a couple of small abrasions, some light rubbing to the rear panel which is white with text, two small tape marks on verso of jacket with show through on rear panel, overall a VERY nice copy of a truly rare JOHNS title, Johns is of course best known for his Biggles books, this is a mystery, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Vernon Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Portrait photograph of Carson McCullers

      New York, july 31, 1959 - (MCCULLERS, CARSON) 25 x 20 cm. (approx 9-7/8 x 7-7/8 inches). Half- length portrait of the author, seated with arms folded, head tilted. Fine. Verso docketed with holograph notations in pencil, giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("xv - qq")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        AARON SISKIND: PHOTOGRAPHS Introduction by Harold Rosenberg.

      NY: Horizon Press, 1959. First ed. Siskind, Aaron. Folio, 50 b&w photographs with captions opposite. A fine copy in the illustrated dw that is very slightly rubbed at the tips and is lacking a quarter inch chip from the blank margin of the rear panel and the top of the spine; the red lettering on the spine is faded nearly to white. The first monograph on Siskind.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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      New York: Horizon Press, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. The first monograph on this important American photographer. Includes many of his early classic black and white images. A clean close to near fine copy but with a small band of fading to the top of the spine in an about very good plus dust jacket that is spine faded, with some chipping to the spine ends and with a couple of tears and associated creases to the top of the front panel. (Parr & Badger v1 250, Roth 152-153)

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Historia ( 24 parutions de 1959 à 1966)

      Éditions Tallandier 1959 - Les números 146 à 151 , 152 à 157, 170 à 175 et 230 à 235 , concernant une multitude de sujet en 4 tomes de plus de 600 pages chacun et autant d'illustrations . Prix de la poste inclus dans le prix . Ref livre 328-B boîte B- 37 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michel Guay]
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        Art in Posters, the Complete Original Posters of Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Leger, Matisse, Miro, Picasso

      Monte Carlo - New York: André Sauret - George Braziller. ., 1959. 248 pages. 102 full-page color plates. An exceptionally nice example of this book, which is notorious for binding and wear problems. Sound binding with intact hinges. All pages and signature are firmly attached. Book appears to be unread with only the slightest hint of discoloration at the edge of the base of th spine. Similarly, the jacket colors are bright and the while has only the faintest of toning along the bottom edge.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Mexico City Blues

      Grove Press 1959 - First Edition, so stated on copyright page. Very good in a very good second issue dust jacket (with lettering in color). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mansion

      New York: Random House, 1959. Signed limited edition of the author's final volume of the Snopes trilogy. Original cloth. Fine in the original acetate dust jacket with a small chip to the rear panel. A very attractive copy.

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        Stranger than Fiction. With an Introduction by Air Marshal Sir Lawrance Darvall, lately Commandant of the NATO Defence College, Paris. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

      Hutchinson, [1959]. Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, an illustration in the text and 9 maps (3 folding); cloth, backstrip lettered in white, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly frayed at edges.A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE.Wheatley's war papers were circulated to the Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Planning Staff of the War Cabinet, and King George VI. As a result, he became the only civilian to be commissioned directly into the Joint Planning Staff.Presentation copies from Wheatley are scarce.Enser, p.402.

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        Galactic Derelict

      Cleveland, Ohio: The World Publishing Company, 1959. First Printing of the stated First Edition. Red cloth boards, with black ink line drawing to front cover, and black-lettered spine, 224pp. In fine condition; and in a near fine dust jacket, with light edge wear.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Ed Emshwiller.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Galactic Derelict, by Andre Norton

      Cleveland, World Pub. Co. , 1959. 1st Edition. Description: 224 p. 21 cm. Genre: Science fiction. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      G.P. Putnam¿s Sons 1959 - First Edition, First impression Beautiful near fine book with a near fine first edition, first state vibrant dust jacket with no mention of the hugo award. This title is one of Heinlein's Hugo award winners and was ultimately made into a movie in 1997. Stunning crisp blue cloth boards with bright unfaded silver titles to the front and spine. The book has sharp corners with no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with no inscriptions, no owner names and no bookstore stamps. The crisp internal pages are clean, bright and flat with no marks, no writing, no handling marks, no stains, and no bent pages. Please see images. The original dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and presents in near fine condition. The dust jacket is unusually bright with stong vibrant colors and with just slight age toning to the rear panel only (as is common with this light toned jacket). The dust jacket has No rips, No chips No stains, No edgewear, no stains, no fading, no sunning and no foxing. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $3.95. Please see the many included images. A stunning example of this title in a vibrant near fine jacket. Presents extremely well on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional SciFi titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Starship Troopers - 1960 Hugo Award Winner.; Starship Troopers - 1960 Hugo Award Winner

      G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1959. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. This specific hardback book is in very good condition with a hard board cover that has sharp edges/corners and a tight intact binding. The pages are crisp, unmarked and uncreased with no underlining, highlighting, or notes with only some minor soiling or foxing to the edges which is quite normal for a book this age. The pages are very slightly yellowed with age. The dust jacket is in very good condition with a bit of cover wear, some minor soiling and some edge wear including some small tears, chips and minor curling. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes and ship daily with tracking numbers.; This is a First Edition, First Printing as evidenced by the lack of any printing/edition statement on copyright page. This is correct for Putnam during this year. Earlier, a much abridged version was published in, "Fantasy and Science Fiction" magazine, under the title 'Starship Soldier.' This is a blue cloth with shiny silver print and stars graphic to the front over hard board cover. The dust jacket has the price of $3.95 on the upper front jacket flap. Images are available upon request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 309 pages .

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      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. [1959]. cloth.. Spine lean, else a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with a few. tiny closed tears to spine ends. A very nice copy overall. (#141058). First edition. Winner of the 1960 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 517. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2173-78.

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      Firmado nas apreciacoes do Revmo, BRAZIL 1959 - TITLE: POEMAS DE FE By JOSE SEBASTIAO MOREIRA 1959 signed AUTHOR: JOSE SEBASTIAO MOREIRA PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Imprimatur - Firmado nas apreciacoes do Revmo. Padre Jose Dias Avelar, "Censor adhoc", damos com muito prazer o Imprimatur solicitado. Mariana 10 de julho de 1958. Mons. Con., Alipio Odier de Oliveira, Vigario Geral. Rio De Janeiro, 1959 (on title page). EDITION: 1. a Edicao (First Edition) CATEGORY: Foreign, Signed, First .SIGNED: Yes, the book appears to be signed by the author 'For Xmas - Sr. Robert Louis L Esperance - Srs. Lorrete L Esperance respective homerageur de apreco io author. Cos. Jose Sebastiao Moreira - Cous. Lafaiete u/10/1962 (It appears, can't make it all out) . BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books. If ViewFair Books miss any defects or highlights on any book/printings, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The book is without a dust jacket as issued. There is some scuffing to the leather at the top corner edge. The marbleized front cover on the board is chipped in in two places near the edges, light scuffs to the leather on the spine. There is a light touch of foxing on a few of the first starting pages Book is without marks or writings other than those of the author, pages are fairly clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 6 ½ x 9 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 144 plus pages Extra pictures located at the following: BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: 1. a Edicao (First Edition). Rio De Janeiro, 1959 (on title page). Fair(plus)/None dust jacket condition. NOT SURE ABOUT SOME OF THE WRITINGS, BOOK MAY BE IN PORTUGUESE. InvCode E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 004314 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE SAME DOOR. Short Stories. Signed

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959 Updike, John. THE SAME DOOR. Short Stories. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First Edition of John Updike's first collection of short stories in book form, all previously appearing in The New Yorker magazine. A unique copy of one of Updike's scarcest titles with a Signed 2 pp. typescript copy on white bond of his important poem, "The Execution Of Ethel Rosenberg" laid-into the book. 8vo. 242 pp. A fine copy in 1/4 turquoise cloth over brown paper covered boards, (previous collector's tiny discreet name to the front free endpaper) silver titles to the spine in a bright neatly price-clipped near fine first issue dustwrapper showing minor use. "What other writers prized most about Mr. Updike was his prose - that amazing instrument, like a jeweler's loupe; so precise, exquisitely attentive and seemingly effortless." The New York Times.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        AN AMERICAN EPIC. Four Volume Set, with the first 3 volumes SIGNED

      Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1959-60-61-64. First Edition. Hardcover. Offsetting from paperclip slightly affecting one inscription. Close to Fine in Very Good dustwrappers and quite uncommon to find signed as a complete set. All First Printings. Volume I: INTRODUCTION & THE RELIEF OF BELGIUM AND NORTHERN FRANCE 1914-1930 (INSCRIBED and SIGNED). Volume II: FAMINE IN THE FORTY-FIVE NATIONS & ORGANIZATION BEHIND THE FRONT 1914-1923 (INSCRIBED and SIGNED). Volume III: FAMINE IN FORTY-FIVE NATIONS & THE BATTLE ON THE FRONT LINES 1914-1923 (INSCRIBED and SIGNED). Volume IV: INTRODUCTION, THE GUNS CEASE KILLING AND THE SAVING OF LIFE FROM FAMINE BEGINS 1939-1963 (Hoover's business card in the book, no signature. Hoover died in 1964, the year this volume was published and likely no signed copies exist.). Each of the first three volumes is INSCRIBED by Hoover "to my good friend Irene Kuhn." Also includes an unsigned note in an unknown hand to which a news story is attached regarding the death of Hoover's assistant Thomas Gregory in a car crash in 1933 and a broadside of Hoover's speech at the dedication of the Herbert Hoover Memorial Library on 1962 on his 88th birthday. An account of President Herbert Hoover's relief and rehabilitation work during and just after the first World War 1914 - 1930, and his role again during and after the Second World War 1939 -1960.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Advise and Consent

      New York: Doubleday & Comapny, Inc, 1959.. 1st Ed. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Back 616pp. Drawings by Arthur Shilstone.

      [Bookseller: Greenwich Bookplace & Gallery]
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      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. [1959]. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#134782). First edition. Winner of the 1960 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 517. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2173-78.

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        Charles-Albert Cingria & Édouard Zurlinden *

      Aspremont, (printemps 1959). - Dessin original à la mine de plomb, motif 27 x 13. Au printemps 1959, Géa et son complice André Gasser font un stage de céramique chez Ly et Édouard Zurlinden, un couple de bernois installés en Provence. Deux hypothèses sont envisageables: ou Géa ressuscita dans son dessin le souvenir d'un ancoien passage de Charles-Albert (décédé en 1954), ou le portrait purement imaginaire est le résulétat de quelque amusement de l'artiste humoureux, présent à Aspremont. Cingria dut y faire halte, ici figuré de manière grotesque en lilliputien - en représailles de l'artiste accusé par l'écrivain de représentations ridicules répétées ? - face au maître de maison, une sorte de véritable géant semble-t-il. Derrière lui on aperçoit le logo "chouette", symbole de l'Artibou, l'atelier de poterie des joyeux larrons. Aucune trace de correspondance avec les Zurlinden dans les lettres de C.A.C, ni dans l'index de la (remarquable) bibliographie de l'Age d'Homme. Ils sont également absent de la récente biographie consacrée à Géa par Antoine Baudin, publiée aux Éditions d'En Bas en prolongation de l'exposition du Musée Historique en 2002.Sympathique petit portrait inédit, des plus inattendu.

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        Paix dans les brisements *

      Flinker, Paris 5.1959. - Broché oblong 19 x 28, couverture illustrée à rabats. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 1190 Robertsau, après 13 Japon avec dessin original et suite et 47 vélin de Rives avec suite, signés.

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        Poemas de Colombia Antologia de la Academia Colombiana (signed by Rafael Patinoh)

      Colombia: Editorial Bedout, Medellin, 1959. First printing. Clothbound Hardback. Near Fine. ONE OF 100 COPIES, LIMITED LUXURY BINDING. Edicion y notas biographicas de Carlos Lopez Narvaez. Fine red clothbound covers are almost as new. Gilt titles to fore and spine (a little faded). Interior pages clean, unmarked, unturned at corners. 623 pp. Signed inscription to fep by Rafael Patinoh: "Para Mrs Evans con los mas sinceros....." where she had attended a poetry convention and presumably purchased the book before returning to Britain with it.

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      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. FIRST EDITION of Bloch's masterpiece, the basis for the classic Alfred Hitchcock film. "There was a murder case in a small Wisconsin town near the one where I lived -- I had no details concerning it at the time, but I knew that it involved a middle-aged man who murdered several women. Realizing how much gossip there is in a small town and how neighbors tend to pry into every else's affairs, I wondered just what kind of man, and what circumstances, might be involved in such a crime without anyone suspecting, working from these questions, I came up with the plot of PSYCHO. Years later I learned that I'd come pretty close to the actual situation, as brought out after investigations were completed -- except that the actual murderer was also a cannibal, and even more disturbed than my imaginary character" (Robert Bloch). New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. Octavo, original half-cloth, original dust jacket. Browning to paper as always (poor paper stock); just a hint of edgewear to beautiful dust jacket. An outstanding copy. $2800.

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        Psycho (Signed)

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover.. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.. Octavo. In "Psycho," Robert Bloch takes the reader on a psychological journey through Norman Bates' disturbed mind via a snapshot of his escalating derangement at the Bates Motel. Set in six parts (Mary, Norman, Arbogast, Loomis and Lila, Dr. Steiner, and Norman), Bloch introduces characters and subsequently kills them off as the real mystery of Norman's life unfolds. Bloch originally set out to write a novel about what would happen if the "...'guy next door' wasn't who you thought he was..." and how neighbors and townspeople would react. Much like Capote's "In Cold Blood," the reader is taken by the hand through the crimes and provided seemingly 'real life' details in order to create a vision of the 'truth' as the narrator saw them. ~Bloch gained inspiration for his characterization of Norman Bates from notorious serial killer Ed Gein. The Gein murders occurred only 35 miles from Bloch's home in Wisconsin and set into motion an entire scenario of good, small town America gone terribly wrong. While he doesn't include the true crime accounts of the Gein murders, Bloch himself was 'surprised to discover how closely his imaginary character, Norman Bates, resembled the real Ed Gein.' ~From novel to film: Said to be 'one of the scariest films ever' by the American Film Institute's 100 Most Thrilling Films list, the Alfred Hitchcock (1960) version starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh, was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Director (Hitchcock), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Leigh), Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography. The 1998 remake by Gus Van Sant, starring Vince Vaughn and Anne Heche, had, understandably, a lot to live up to. ~SIGNED by the author, with the signature ending in a pool of blood. Pages browning as is usual with this title. A fine copy in a near fine, mildly rubbed dust jacket with a small chip at the upper front edge and shallow, and blended, dampstaining at the lower edge. ~An attractive copy of this classic novel, seldom found signed, particularly in such a unique way.

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      US: Simon & Schuster. First Edition and First Impression. Hardback published in the US by Simon & Schuster in 1959. The book is one of the most highly-sought modern first edition thrillers and is quite scarce. The basis of Alfred Hitchcock's best-known film of the same name. The book is in very good condition with some browning to the page block due to age and the odd mark here and there. The jacket is in very good condition also, with a few scratches and a 5mm chip to the base of the jacket.The bottom of the jacket appears to have been trimmed a little, although this hardly detracts from the book. A very nice copy. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1959.

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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1959). Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. A later printing of a book first published in 1949. Frost's essay "The Figure A Poem Makes" serves as an introduction to this volume. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front endpaper: "To ------/from/Robert Frost/Owen Library/May 1960." The recipient has filled in her own name in the space left blank by Frost. One of the more useful anthologies of his work in that it contains both an index of titles and of first lines. Slight binding defect on front cover.

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        The Mansion

      New York: Random House, 1959. First Edition. 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.

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      New York: United Artists, (1959). Record Album. A few light scratches, otherwise Fine in a Very Good sleeve. A 33-1/3 r.p.m. 12-inch High Fidelity record of Capote reading his touching memoir. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the cover above the title to literary critic Coleman Rosenberger and dated 1959 by Capote. Music composed by Irving Joseph.

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        The Americans

        "Possibly the most important photobook of the 20th century."LC# 59-13885 1959. oblong 8vo, black cloth, gold gilt lettering on spine, illustrated, unpaginated. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. Ex Libris (shelving mark on spine). Binding is worn and faded, board showing at corners, several loose pages, crayon marks on end fly leaf, page edges slightly darkened. 

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      Putnam 1959 - First edition, first prnt. Inscribed by Wilson on the front free endpage. "To Dolores Kindest regards Meredith Wilson Nov 6 '59." Spine cloth with beginning toning, beginning foxing on the page edges; dustjacket with light rubbing on the spine and flap folds, beginning toning on the flaps' top and bottom edges, minimal soiling. Tight copy. Wilson writes about the troubles of developing "The Music Man." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      (TAMAYO, RUFINO). Lemaistre De Sacy, Isaac-Louis.. APOCALYPSE DE SAINT JEAN: LITHOGRAPHIES ORIGINALES DE RUFINO TAMAYO. Paris: Club International de Bibliophilie, 1959. First Edition 1/255 Copies. Folio. 3/4 Leather Over Boards. Livre D'Artiste. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 142pp, with 15 color lithographs. Text in French. A magnificent copy of renowned Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo's most sumptuous illustrated book (entry number ninety-three in Juan Carlos Pereda and Nuria Rico's "Tamayo Illustrador"), this example from the edition of two hundred and fifty-five copies on Velin de Rives has been bound with top edge gilt in an exquisite 3/4 red Moroccan leather over hand-marbled green boards. The spine features six raised bands and decorative gilt embossing. The interior and textblock are bright and clean, while the extremities show a tiny bit of scuffing. A beautiful example of an extraordinarily lovely Livre D'Artiste that includes fifteen original color lithographs executed by Tamayo specifically for this project. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 003354&

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