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        Goodbye, Columbus (1st Association copy + signed bookplate)

      Andre Deutsch, London 1959 - Andre Deutsch, London 1959. 157 pages. 1st edition, 1st printing. An incredibly rare association copy. Before the legendary Herb Jaffe ran United Artists (film company) he ran a small boutique literary agency in NYC, Herb Jaffe Associates. In 1959, Herb Jaffe signed a promising young talent named Philip Roth. A short time later, a monumental piece of literary history was created and published: Goodbye, Columbus. Roth, who has long been short-listed for the Nobel prize began his prolific journey with Herb Jaffe Associates (Jaffe would also be responsible for signing a young Joseph Heller amongst others). Offered for sale is Philip Roth's 1st book, a 1959 1st edition, 1st printing with the rare ownership and provenance stamp of Herb Jaffe's agency on the FFEP. As an added bonus, a signed bookplate by Philip Roth is laid in (not attached). The bright and desirable illustrated DJ is beautiful. The DJ would grade fine if not for 1 or 2 tiny closed chips to edge of backstrip, a random faint mark on upper front of DJ and most minor soiling to rear of DJ. 10s6d net price intact on DJ flap (rear). The blue cloth of the book is in slightly lesser condition than the DJ as there are a couple of scuffs to the blue cloth on front panel with slight toning to edges and lightened color along the backstrip. Lightest rubbing at corners. An incredibly rare copy with associated significance! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Fokas Holthuis - Paulbooks]
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        PRINCIPIOS DE ECONOMIA POLITICA Y TRIBUTACION . ( 6 Vols.)

      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,

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rare Finds Booksellers]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rare Finds Booksellers]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        KING'S RANSOM

      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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        CARTEL-POSTER-AFFICHE MADRID 1959 FIESTA DE SAN ISIDRO

      MUNICIPALES 1959 - Lang: Español 0 Soporte: Entelado/On linen. Localidad: Madrid. Tamaño del cartel: 70 x 100 cm. El cartel está en excelente condición.

      [Bookseller: Original Poster]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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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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        THE LADDER [later:] THE LADDER A LESBIAN REVIEW

      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]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        MEMOIRS TEN YEARS AND TWENTY DAYS

      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.

      [Bookseller: booksonlinebrighton.com]
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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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        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

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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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        THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ. Signed

      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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Books Bought and Sold]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Prandi]
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        PHOTOGRAPH OF SEVEN MERCURY ASTRONAUTS, SIGNED BY ALL SEVEN

      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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        Photographs

      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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