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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959., 1959. First Impression, Second Issue. Pp.318. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper, in original pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping. No inscriptions or price-clipping. Some general wear, jacket is rubbed and toned to spine, tear to rear joint, small chips to extremites. Very good. The seventh of author Ian Fleming's fourteen original Bond books which was was adapted as the third film (1964) in the EON Productions' 007 series. Gilbert A7a (1.3)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      New York: The Viking Press,. 1959. cloth.. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with 25 mm tear at top edge of. rear panel and some wrinkling at upper spine end. An attractive copy.. (#140060). First edition. "An excellent novel in every way ..." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4- 155. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 79. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 60. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 22. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 710- 14. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-119. King list, p. 390. Winter list, p. 269.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        CASE OF THE WAYLAID WOLF (Author's 100th Book,Warmly Inscribed)

      New York: Morrow, 1959. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE WAYLAID WOLF. New York: William Morrow, (1959). First Edition. A FINE bright copy (author's "100th novel seal" printed on title page) in a FINE bright priced dust jacket (a beauty featuring the author's "100th novel seal" on the front panel and a special back panel featuring a stack of ESG books towering over Mt. Everest, The Empire State Building and The Eiffel Tower). Exceptional INSCRIPTION by the author on the front free endpaper: "To my very dear friend Tee Rose who has more natural writing talent than almost anyone I know & who with health would have been world famous by now. Yours/Erle." Underneath this, he has signed his full name "Erle Stanley Gardner." Not much is known of the recipient as yet, other than she did write a story for Argosy Magazine in the late 1940s that appeared in the same issue as one of Gardner's. Erle Stanley Gardner occasionally signed copies of his books for friends and people he worked with but rarely did he inscribe a book so intimately. See our other copies from the same primary source by using key words Tee Rose. . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by H. Lawrence Hoffman.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        La rédemption par les bêtes. Con 22 litografie originali di Pierre Bonnard.

      Pierre Bonnard 1959 4°; pp.107 non num. 15, su carta vélin de Rives, con barbe a quartini sciolti. Con 22 lito originali, parte nel testo e parte a piena pagina; disegnate da Bonnard nel 1928 e magistralmente tirate da Mourlot nel 1959. Edizione limitata a complessivi 326 esempl. numerati. Il tutto racchiuso in cartella t.tela edit. con titoli al dorso, camicia con titoli al piatto ed astuccio editoriale. Cfr. Monod n.8401; Terasse-Bonnard illustrateur n. 40 bis.(vedi riproduz.)

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        Miguel Street

      London, Andre Deutsch. 1959, 1959. FIRST EDITION: 8vo. Publisher's black boards sharp corners, fine. Original Stephen Russ designed unclipped dust-wrapper - crisp with bright colours. Near fine. Internally tight and clean, a very sharp copy. Winner of The Somerset Maugham Award, 1961, also David Cohen British Literature Prize, winning author 1993.

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      Andre Sauret & George Braziller, Monte Carlo and New York 1959 - Small Folio - 9.5" x 12.5". 247pp. Features the lithographic posters produced by Mourlot, 1940's-50's. Text in English. Edges toned a little. Slight bow to covers, with a couple light spots to top edge. Top edge of dustjacket rubbed with a few small chips. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lost Horizon Bookstore]
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        Starship Troopers

      G. P. Putnam's Sons 1959 - First Edition, First Printing. This First Issue dustjacket with NO mention of the Hugo on back panel has light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDIITON with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Operational Plan for Project TIROS NASA Satellite

      Allied Research Associates, NASA 1959 - Allied Research Associates / NASA, Boston 1959. Typed internal NASA/Allied Research document with correction notes in pencil. In a stiff Allied Research binder. TIROS project NASA satellite internal document discussing the operational plan for the launch of the satellite and its uses. Labeled copy 6 of 40 at the title page. Rare. Book Condition: Very Good+, coffee stain on the title page, otherwise clean pages, age toning. Comes in a poly bag with cardboard backing. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Abstracta, Freiburg im Breisgau 1959 - 9 radierungen von Emil Schumacher vorwort von Hans Platschek (cm 30x24,5; 25x11). Den druck der Radierungen besorgte Katelhon, Wamel bei Soest/W. Alle Rechte bei Johanna Schiessel. 9 incisioni numerate e firmate a matita dall'artista (cm 30x24,5; 25x11) pp. 10 Esemplare 44 fogli sciolti in cartella in mezza tela (loose as issued in original half-cloth portfolio) Prima edizione di 70 es. numerati. Esemplare 44/70 (First edition of 70 numbered copies. Copy: 44/70)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        The Same Door: Short Stories [Review Copy]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First Printing. Hardcover. As New/Fine. First Edition (so stated) of the author's first collection of stories—sixteen in number—published one year after his first novel, The Poorhouse Fair. 8vo: [10],242,[4]. Publisher's turquoise quarter-bound cloth, chestnut-brown paper-covered boards, spine and upper cover stamped in silver, top edge stained lime-green; first issue dust jacket, priced $3.75, with reviews for The Poorhouse Fair on back panel. Laid in is Knopf's date-of-publication notice. An exemplary example, virtually pristine, square, tight and unread, silver lettering and top stain undiminished, pages fresh and bright. & These stories appeared originally in the New Yorker in the order in which they appear here. "Ace in the Hole" prefigures Rabbit, Run in having an ex-high school basketball star now married with a child. "Snowing in Greenwich Village" is the first story to feature the Maples, Joan and Richard, whose stories were later collected in Too Far to Go. "Stylistically, [Updike's] early stories were directly influenced by the New Yorker itself, where they primarily appeared. The two writers most associated with the magazine at this time, J. D. Salinger and John Cheever, exerted particular influence on Updike's style and approach. . . . [S]uch early pieces of marital life as “Snowing in Greenwich Village” evoke Cheever's elegant tales of spousal tension and middle-class comfort. At the same time, Updike was every bit his own writer, even early on, looking for deeper inspiration not in his contemporaries but rather in the European Modernists who immediately preceded him, chiefly James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Henry Green and Vladimir Nabokov. Specifically, Updike's lyrical, baroque prose style, as well as his penchant for complex formal design, can be traced directly back to those Modernist masters, all of whom get name-checked in one way or another in the early work." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        43 Tel Aviv First Day Covers, signed by graduates of Herzlia Hebrew Gymnasium

      Tel Aviv, 1959. Very Good. Tel Aviv: Commemorating the 1909 founding of the first all-Jewish city& & Forty-three (43) First Day Covers, signed by graduates of Herzlia Hebrew Gymnasium, all later significant figures in the political and cultural life of the State of Israel. Postmarked Tel-Aviv/Jaffa, May 4, 1959. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Tel Aviv. Each envelope bears an image of Meir Dizengoff, the first Mayor and "founding father" of the City.& & The year 1904 marked the beginning of the Second Aliyah to Palestine. Symbolic of that new spirit among the early pioneers was the establishment in 1906 of the Gymnasia Herzlia, the first Hebrew secondary school established in Palestine. In 1909, with the establishment of Tel Aviv as the first all-Jewish city in modern times, the School moved from Jaffa to Tel Aviv. This set of First Day Covers signed by graduates of the Gymnasia commemorates the 50th anniversary of its founding in Tel Aviv and of the city itself. Among the signers are Moshe Shamir, Abraham Shlonsky (Hebrew poet), Ahron Remez (first chief of Israel Air-Force), Joseph Burg, Moshe Sharett (former Prime Minister and first foreign minister of Israel), and Zvi Nishri (father of Israeli Sports).&

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        If This Is a Man

      Orion Press Inc, New York, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. 500 g; (4), 206, (2) pages in original light blue cloth covered boards. With the original dustjacket, and a price of $3.50. Both front and rear end pages are darkened from offset tanning, and there is some darkening of the top on front edges of the text block. There is no other quantifiable damage to the binding or the pages. The dustjacket has a .75 inch tear just to the left of the top on the front fold over crease, and a 0.5 inch tear 1.75 inches from the spine crease at the bottom of the front panel. The rear panel has a 0.5 inch tear with associated creasing and rubbing at the top right-hand corner and a 0.166 inch tear at the bottom right-hand side of the same. Translated from the original Italian by Stuart Woolf, this terrifying and extremely human first-hand account of life at Auschwitz by an Italian chemist who, together the contingent of Italian Jews, was transferred there in early 1944 was later rereleased under the title "Survival in Auschwitz". A picture can be provided to help assess condition. Size: 8 vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Holocaust; Inventory No: 0229497. . Postage within Australia will be reduced for this book..

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        Free Fall

      Faber, London 1959 - HARDBACK - A near fine book with clean un faded red boards. The inner pages are very clean indeed, free of foxing. The book has been signed by the author to the title page. No previous owner names or inscriptions, in a fine dust wrapper that has been neatly price clipped, but with very sharp colours with a very clean rear panel and with a totally un faded spine. No loss or chips. A most attractive example of an uncommon title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Goodbye Columbus

      Houghton Mifflin Company, 1959. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1959. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing with no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards with white and yellow lettering. Signed by Philip Roth on an attached bookplate at the front endpaper. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, soft shelf wear, clean pages with a few stray spots. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $3.75 at the front flap, author's photo at the rear panel, shelf wear, chipping at the jacket spine, light spots on the rear panel.

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        Goodbye, Columbus

      Houghton Mifflin 1959 - A very good first edition signed by the author, Philip Roth, on a tipped-in page. First printing stated on the copyright page and original price of $3.75 on the front flap of the jacket. This copy has about a half-inch of space below the publisher's name on the spine of the jacket. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Once There Was a War

      UK: Heinemann. London, Heinemann, 1959. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is near fine with just a light knock to the spine. The jacket is very good with a couple of short tears and associated creases, a large chip to the rear and to the lower spine tip. Would be a lovely copy if married to a new jacket. Signed without inscription to the title page by Steinbeck. The book collects together Steinbeck's articles from his time as a war correspondent for the Herald Tribune. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1959.

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        Sad Wind from the Sea

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

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        stilleven'. Originele waskrijttekening.

      - 16,3 x 25,2 cm. Gesigneerd (in krijt gekerfd) 'Gj Komrij 4C' en achterop tweemaal gesigneerd ('Komrij 4C' en 'Gj Komrij 4C'). Getiteld 'stilleven'. Gedateerd '12-10-59'. Onder passe-partout.* Tien jaar geleden dook er op de zolder van een gepensioneerde tekenleraar uit Winterswijk een bijzondere waskrijttekening op. Hij bleek gemaakt in oktober 1959 door een 15-jarige Gerrit Komrij, die toen in de vierde klas HBS van het Winterswijks Lyceum zat. In dit schooljaar werden zijn tekenkunsten driemaal op rij op zijn rapport gewaardeerd met een acht! Toen ik Komrij deze unieke tekening later eens liet zien, viel zijn mond open van verbazing. Hij kon zich nog precies herinneren waar en wanneer hij de tekening gemaakt had, maar had er bijna een halve eeuw niet meer aan gedacht.

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      Editorial : FONDO DE CULTURA ECONOMICA 1959 - México 1959 . 1ª Edic. en español . Traducción de Juan Broc B. , Nelly Wolff y Julio Estrada M. Revisada por Manuel Sanchez Sarto . La obra completa consta de 10 Vol . Encuad : tela editorial . 17 x 23cms. Vol I : PRINCIPIOS DE ECONOMIA POLITICA XLV+332pag. ; Vol II : NOTAS A MALTHUS XIV+331pag. ; Vol III : FOLLETOS Y ARTICULOS 1809-1811 324pag. ; Vol IV : FOLLETOS Y ARTICULOS 1815-1823 XIV+320pag. ; Vol V : DISCURSOS Y TESTIMONIOS XXIII+357pag. ; Vol VI : CARTAS 1810-1815 XXVIII+237pag. Tema : Economia . Libros ligeramente fatigados, sello de goma en portada .

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        drawings for a living architecture

      NY: Horizon, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. salmon cloth. Near fine in dust wrapper lacking portions at front cover head and foot./No Dust Jacket. 255 pages. Landscape 4to, 30 x 34 cm. Collection of 200 original sketches and presentation drawings, 75 in color. Wright supervised the selection of the material from his files at Taliesin, and features heretofore unpublished drawings. Essays by Giuseppe Samona and A. Hyatt Mayor. Published for the Bear Run Foundation and the Edgar J. Kaufmann Charitable Foundation. FREITAG 10398. SWEENEY 1264,

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        Mrs. Bridge and Mr. Bridge

      New York: Viking Press, 1959 & 1969. First editions of both Mrs. and Mr. Bridge. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author, who has added the last line of this work, "Hello? Hello out there? But no one answered...." Fine in a bright near fine dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear to the extremities Mr.Bridge is fine in a fine dust jacket. Also signed by the author who has added the last line of this novel, "Joy? No, that belonged to simpler minds. Evan S. Connell". Housed in a custom half leather box. The skilled satire and dark implications of Mrs. Bridge earned Connell praise as "a writer of fine style and amazing variety" (Esquire). Its appreciation contributed to Connell's later nomination for the Man Booker International Prize and in 2010 his acceptance of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Along with its companion novel, Mr. Bridge (1969), Mrs. Bridge inspired the 1990 Merchant/Ivory film Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, which went on to win Best Screenplay and Best Actress at the 1990 New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

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        Steps in Time an Autobiography (1959) (Signed)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, black boards with silver lettering on spine and small cut-out depressions of top-hats, canes and dance shoes on cover, shows almost no wear with very little edgewear on top of spine, Very Good. Binding tight. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on gatefold title page in black ballpoint pen "FRED ASTAIRE". Dust jacket Good + (not price clipped) fading on spine, has some edgewear/tears with chips, sticker applied to front dj: A Reminder to see "Another Evening With Fred Astaire" NBC 9:00 PM EST Wednesday, November 4 sponsored by Chrysler Corporation. There is a letter included from the manager of the Chrysler Corporation Promotion office dated Oct. 15 1959 to a newspaper columnist. 338 pages. Pages slightly yellowed but clean. B&W photo illustrations throughout. First Edition. The best, most beautiful example of this signed first edition seen thus far..

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        You know what they'd say about you at Dior's don't you?

      1959. Sheet size: 192 × 140 mm. Pen and black ink with blue wash on wove paper. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 31 July 1959, and with pencil reproduction instructions recto, crease to left-hand side, not affecting the image. Yves Saint Laurent's new collection for Dior dictated that knees would be seen. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

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        Steps in Time an Autobiography (1959) (Signed)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, black boards with silver lettering on spine and small cut-out depressions of top-hats, canes and dance shoes on cover, shows almost no wear with very little edgewear on top of spine, Very Good +. Binding tight. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on first title front page in black ballpoint pen "FRED ASTAIRE".Dust jacket has some edgewear with one small tear on edge but overall Very Good. Not price clipped. 338 pages. Pages very slightly yellowed but clean. B&W photo illustrations throughout. Not stated but assumed first edition. Very desirable Signed First Edition..

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        THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner.

      Modern Library (1959)., New York: - 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'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 'out of protocol' 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’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'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’s observations . on Mr. Faulkner's drinking habits."]; typescript of one-page letter from Faulkner to Muna Lee, who had requested Faulkner attend the Writer’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's visit there. Altogether an interesting glimpse into the State Department travels of the Nobel Prize-winning author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pass the Gravy (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to his niece on the front endpaper: "To 'Nordie' / of the Chicago branch of the fiction factory circle / All the best in the world / Your Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / Feb 1959." Binding slightly cocked, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. A Bertha Cool and Donald Lam mystery.

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        The Case of the Mythical Monkeys (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to his niece on the front endpaper: "To Nordie / who is always on her toes, on the ball, and on the beam / With all the best in the world from / Uncle Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / June 1959." Slightly cocked, else Near Fine in a Very Good plus, lightly corner-rubbed dust jacket. An attractive copy. Perry Mason.

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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1959. Octavo. Original wrappers printed in green and black. With the dust jacket. A superb copy, only very lightly rubbed at the extremities. First edition, first impression, second issue with the new Franc price stamped over the original price on the lower wrapper. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Harold Norse, friend and patron, with best wishes, William Burroughs". With Norse's ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Harold Norse (1916–2009) was a talented poet associated with the Beat movement and one of America's leading gay literary voices, once described by William Carlos Williams as "the best poet of your generation" (Guardian obituary). In 1939 Norse was dating Chester Kallman when the two men met W. H. Auden at a poetry reading. Kallman became the elder poet's lover and Norse worked as his secretary for a short time. This was the beginning of a long career among the brightest writers of the period, with Norse becoming "something of a literary Leonard Zelig, blending in and out of artistic circles" and cultivating friendships with such disparate authors as Dylan Thomas, Tennessee Williams, William Carlos Williams, James Baldwin, and Charles Bukowski. In 1960, frustrated by the New York literary scene, Norse moved to Europe and lived for a time in the Beat Hotel with Burroughs and Ginsberg (whom he had befriended in New York during the 1940s), and collaborated with Brion Gyson on the cut-up technique. In 1972 he moved to San Francisco where he was published by City Lights Books and received modest celebrity that never reached the heights achieved by many of his literary compatriots. "Although Norse received support and acclaim from writers including Anaïs Nin, Burroughs and Bukowski, his work did not bring him the financial rewards or literary acclaim that he craved. Norse described himself as a 'lone-wolf' and he refused to join the pack, at some cost. In many ways he was more 'Beat' than the Beats: Jewish, illegitimate, homosexual, Norse was an outsider who quietly produced some startling and technically accomplished verse from the fringes of the US literary scene" (Guardian obituary). A superb association copy.

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        Portraits of Greatness

      London, Edinburgh, Johannesburg, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Thomas Nelson & Sons,, [1959]. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to front cover and spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Loosely inserted is a publisher's flyer detailing the production of this book. Illustrated with 96 sheet fed gravures. Spine tips lightly rubbed, dust jacket lightly chipped to corners and creased to head of back panel. First edition, first impression. This undated impression is the true first with all subsequent printings being dated. Inscribed by the artist "To, Sanger Robinson, with happy remembrance of a pleasant and my good wishes for his continued success. Yousuf Karsh 1960.

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      New York: Simon and Schuster,. 1959. cloth-backed boards.. Name in ink on front paste down (hidden by flap), text paper age-. darkened, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light. rubbing at edges and mild wear to spine ends. (#140515). First edition. An 87th Precinct novel. Filmed in Japan 1963 by Akira Kurosawa as High and Low (Tengoku to Jigoku).

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      MUNICIPALES 1959 - Lang: Español 0 Soporte: Entelado/On linen. Localidad: Madrid. Tamaño del cartel: 70 x 100 cm. El cartel está en excelente condición.

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        Braque et le divin manifesté *

      PAB, Alès 1959. - Broché 29 x 23, couverture imprimée à rabats. Prolongé par la bibliographie des livres de l'artiste réalisés chez PAB, une plaquinette de 12 pages avec préface d'icelui. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 300 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'éditeur.

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        The Intelligent Investor A book of Practical Counsel

      HARPER AND BROTHERS, NEWYORK 1959 - second revised edition Harper & Brothers 1959 Hardcover very good condition. dust jacket conditions is very good emd edition 292 pgs minimal wear dj price clipped DATE PUBLISHED: 1959 EDITION: 292 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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      San Francisco: Daughters of Bilitis, September 1959 through July 1966.. Thirty-nine issues (some being double numbers), plus seven duplicates. Octavo. Decorated and pictorial wrappers. One number punched for binding, another shows a few spots to upper wrapper, several bear the address label of the publisher; generally very good to near fine. A substantial, though broken representation of the first nationally distributed lesbian publication in the United States. Founded in October 1956, it was published monthly through 1970, and bimonthly from 1971 to 1972. Phyllis Lyon was the founding editor, and Barbara Gittings assumed that role in 1963. Later that decade, Herlen Sandoz, and eventually Barbara Grier served as editors. This lot is comprised of the following: III:12; IV:3,5,10; VI:11; VII:5-9 ; VIII:3- 12; IX:1,3-12; X:1-10. The content ranged from political and sociological concerns, through literary and artistic expression, and includes reviews, as well as checklists of relevant publications and examples of the literary heritage.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel

      HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK 1959 - 5th Printing listed on the dust jacket. Dust jacket: minimal wear. Boards: gilt title on black quarter binding; remaining boards burgundy with gilt initials/design on the bottom right corner; corner bumps. Interior: small rubber stamp name of the previous owner on the front/back paste-down and free end papers; tables. Beautiful condition. Ever so slight wear. DATE PUBLISHED: 1959 EDITION: 2ND REVISED 292 Near Mint. JACKET: VERY GOOD DJ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1959 SIGNED COPY.Black cloth boards with silver titles to spine,220x150mm approx. ix + 500pp 14 b/w photo. illustrations as called for. Appointed by Hitler as his successor on 30 April 1945 a few days before his suicide in the Berlin Bunker, Doenitz who was subsequently tried as a war criminal by the Allies and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in Spandau jail here recounts his 20 days in office as the new Fuhrer and his memoirs of previous service in the German Navy in WWI where he developed the concept of U boats hunting in wolf packs and thereafter commencing with the re armament following the Anglo-German Naval Agreement of 1935. An important and absorbing memoir. The copy offered by us for sale has the added attribute of having an Autographed flat signed plate affixed to the half title page with Doenitz signature in blue ink. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book- Light shelf wear to boards at extremities. Small liquid splash of 5x3mm approx to bottom edge of book block not affecting margins of pages. No previous owner name or insc.Two relevant newspaper clippings laid in - shielded from acid damage to pages of book in a cellophane cover. Dust Jacket- Colour rubbing to extrmities- mainly around tail of spine. Non price clipped cover 36s.No nicks, tears or shelf soiling and now in a proprietary protective wrapper. No other notable defects to book or jacket). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale.

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        Pull My Daisy

      Grove Press 1959 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy that is vibrant in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Issue book appears unread. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION of this paperback original. Includes an acetate dustjacket to protect the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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