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        SOME PAPERS HAND MADE BY JOHN MASON.

      Maggs, London 1959 - First edition, limited to 100 numbered copies. Short history of this papermaker followed by actual examples of paper produced during the period 1954 to 1959. Consists of heavy stock produced in different colors some of which contain illustrations and some of which contain leaf specimens, flowers, etc. Thue author explains the history of each specimen. Very fine copy. 8vo., parchment-backed handmade paper-covered boards with actual leafs inlaid in both covers, enclosed in cardboard box with paper cover label. 32 leaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Conversations with Igor Stravinsky (Signed First Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Bacchanale I.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Souvenirs d'un collectionneur *

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Alas, Babylon

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

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        They Called Him Champ: The Story of Champ Segal and His Fabulous Era

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Praha panoramaticka [Prague Panoramic]

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

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Bacchanale I

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Collana Universale Cappelli (Numero 142 titoli)

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

      [Bookseller: T.C.M. Srl]
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        Things Fall Apart

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Die Herberge Im Heiligtum Und Andere Gedichte (Signed Limited Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        The Naked Lunch

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

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        The Naked Lunch (Signed First Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess

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

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Proceedings Of An International Symposium On The Theory Of Switching: Volume 1 & 2

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

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        Copia Heliografica de la Tira de la Peregrinacion ( The Boturini Codice )

      Bibliotees Aportacion Historica, Mexico 1959 - One of one hundred copies of this interpretation of the Boturini Codice, by Jose Fernando Ramirez. Published in 1959, by Bibliotees Aportacion Historica. 26 pages of explanatory text by Ramirez, bound into the publisher's paper covered boards. Laid in loosely after the text are another 41 pages replicating the codice itself. The entirety folds out, accordion style, to form a single continuous representation of the art. A delicate item,the text printed on quite fragile paper. The fold out Codice is reinforced, as published. A near fine copy of this exceedingly uncommon volume with a touch of wear at the folds and light bumping to edges of the paper covered boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        Arabian Sands; with 'A Further Journey Across The Empty Quarter' from the Geographical Journal of June 1949

      Longmans, 1959. 1st edition. Hardcover. A fine copy of the book, with beautifully clean endpapers and pages, and all maps and b/w photographs present. The dustjacket is unclipped, a little paled on the spine, and has had some very minor restoration at the extremities. Thesiger's account of his travels around the great Empty Quarter of Southern Arabia has become a classic of travel literature, and the book is accompanied by the rare June 1949 issue of the Royal Geographical Society's Journal, in excellent condition in blue wrappers as issued, in which Thesiger describes (in 26 pages) and illustrates (in photographs and a detailed fold-out colour map) his journey through western and northern Rub al Khali, an article which directly heralded the publication of Arabian Sands, a decade later. (The Journal also contains a short article by H St John Philby titled 'Two Notes from Central Arabia'.) Terrific, unique duo of items.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Inscribed Photograph of Ernest Hemingway Attending a Bullfight in Madrid

      Original 9" x 6.75" photograph by Madrid-based photographer, Cano. Signed and inscribed to Rupert "Hercules" Bellville: "To Herc / with love from / Papa". Signed by Cano to the lower right corner and with Cano's photography studio stamp to the verso. Also included is Bellville's program and May 1959 schedule for the Plaza de Toros Madrid. Several small creases and some light wear to the corners. Framed and matted with black metal frame and archival cream matting. Rupert "Hercules" Bellville, Jr. met Hemingway through his father, Rupert Bellville Sr., the first English bullfighter in Spain. Bellville had joined his father and Hemingway in Spain during the summer of 1959. This was purportedly "the dangerous summer" of 1959, the year of the great Ordóñez/Dominguin duel chronicled by Hemingway..

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Doctor Sax. Faust Part Three

      NY: Grove/(Evergreen). (1959). First edition, wrappered issue, of this novel that is part of his Duluoz saga, a multi-volume, semi-autobiographical account of the author's life and times. Most of Kerouac's friends, family and acquaintances appear in these novels, thinly disguised: he had intended to write the sequence as a self-invented genre that stuck strictly to the "truth," albeit with the free-flowing rhythm and style of his inventive, spontaneous prose -- but was persuaded early on that the legal and logistical difficulties of such an approach were insurmountable. As such he followed through on the plan, simply changing the names of the various characters he chronicled. This copy bears a full page inscription by the author on the first blank: "Barbara,/ I love you/ as much as you/ love me but/ remember, I'm/ Grandfather Jack/ 98 years old/ to you: - autograph :-/ Jack Kerouac/ Autographs/ are cheap/ XXX." The recipient was reportedly Barbara Forst, an Abstract Expressionist painter married to Miles Forst, another painter; the Forsts lived in Greenwich Village and their apartment was the scene of frequent parties, which were known for, among other things, their access to marijuana. A nice inscription by Kerouac, gently mocking the celebrity worship implied by autograph seeking. In the end, though, one must conclude that he turned out to be wrong: autographs aren't cheap, at least not his, not anymore. A near fine copy with some slight wear at the edges, in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box, and a nice relic of the Greenwich Village Beat scene of the late 1950s. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Mrs. Bridge

      Viking Adult, 1959-01-19. Hardcover. Very Good. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. New York: The Viking Press, 1959. 254 pp. Signed by author in blue ink on front end paper, inscribed to Thorpe Menn and his wife, "from Mrs. Bridge and Evan S. Connell, Jr." Menn was a prestigious Kansas City Star editor and book reviewer for whom a prestigious fiction award has been named.Very Good hardcover in Very Good+ dust jacket. Book has clean pages and sturdy binding. Cloth is dust-soiled, with rubbing to spine lettering and light edge wear to cloth. Pencilled note about provenance left on ffep, can be easily erased. Jacket presents well, typical fading to pink on spine panel, small tear in top of front panel, a bit of edge wear, nick at bottom of back panel, a bit of foxing there too, price intact ($2.75). A nice copy.A signed first of Kansas City-born author Evan Connell's most famous work. It was bundled with the follow-up novel, Mr. Bridge, for a 1990 Merchant-Ivory film.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The Shuttered Room and Other Pieces (First Edition, review copy and publisher's file copy)

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with tipped-in publisher's slip at the front endpaper. A few notations on the jacket indicate that this copy was a publisher's file copy: a sticker on the spine with the number "44887" in pencil, the same number in pencil on the jacket front panel, and stamped in blue ink on the front pastedown. Several notations and corrections in holograph pencil appear throughout, the word "omit," among others, found on several leaves at the heading. Many numerical notations in pencil appear at the table of contents, suggesting rearrangement for subsequent printings. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, slight fraying at a couple of corners, and a few leaves with tiny corner creases. Jacket moderately toned (mostly at the rear panel and at the verso), lightly rubbed, with a few tiny closed tears and brief chipping at the extremities, and a small bruise to the rear panel at the spine fold. Overall, an interesting and perhaps unique copy of the fifth Arkham House collection of Lovecraft's work.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Requiem For A Nun

      Random House, New York 1959 - 1st Edition. Hardcover. Copy of Requiem For A Nun, the novel (1951) and copy of Requiem For A Nun, the play (1959) are housed together in a custom clamshell box, brown leather, beige linen and marbled trays. Requiem For A Nun: First trade edition, fine, price clipped dust jacket, which is first issue (front flap of dust jacket M. McKnight Kauffer, identified as dust jacket artist). Requiem For A Nun: A Play: adapted to the stage by Ruth Ford, this copy if affectionately inscribed by Ford on front free end paper, gold medalion sticker on front free end paper, price clipped dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Shuttered Room and Other Pieces (First Edition, review copy and publisher's file copy)

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with tipped-in publisher's slip at the front endpaper. A few notations on the jacket indicate that this copy was a publisher's file copy: a sticker on the spine with the number "44887" in pencil, the same number in pencil on the jacket front panel, and stamped in blue ink on the front pastedown. Several notations and corrections in holograph pencil appear throughout, the word "omit," among others, found on several leaves at the heading. Many numerical notations in pencil appear at the table of contents, suggesting rearrangement for subsequent printings. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, slight fraying at a couple of corners, and a few leaves with tiny corner creases. Jacket moderately toned (mostly at the rear panel and at the verso), lightly rubbed, with a few tiny closed tears and brief chipping at the extremities, and a small bruise to the rear panel at the spine fold. Overall, an interesting and perhaps unique copy of the fifth Arkham House collection of Lovecraft's work.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        1959 Conceptual Drawing of a Sports Car

      Mixed media on paper. Initialled, "G. L.". 20 1/4 x 28 1/2 inches. Framed. 28 3/4 x 36 1/2 inches. 1959 concept design that embodies many features of the 1960's Chevrolets George Lawson was a long time Detroit designer, who contributed to the Tucker, particularly the Torpedo, as well as to many General Motors' designs. His imaginative renderings reflect the optimism of the American automotive industry as we entered the "Space Age". The drawing is signed "G. L." and the attribution is based on similar drawings. The car is depicted front and back, so that all its charms can be observed, including the angled back fins, dual headlights and domed, glass top. The angled fins famously appeared in the same year on the Chevy Impala.

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        Signed Songwriter-Publishing Contract

      Detroit, 1959. unbound. Important autographed Songwriter-Publishing contract assigning the song titled "You Better Know It." January 1959, 4to. 3 pages. The contract is between songwriters Jackie Wilson, Norm Henry, and The Pearl Music Corporation, 3947 Woodward Avenue, Detroit Michigan, whereby the songwriters agree to certain percentages offered by the publisher. Within weeks of signing this contract, "You Better Know It" was recorded by Wilson on Brunswick Records and would top the charts at #1, staying on the Hot Billboard 100 list for a staggering 37 weeks. Our research shows that Pearl Music was actually owned by Jackie Wilson, making him one of the earliest Black performers of the Rock-n-Roll era to self write and publish and then record a #1 record. *In 1957 an unknown struggling songwriter - car plant worker named Berry Gordy submitted a song to Jackie Wilson titled "Reet Petite", published by Pearl Music Corp, reaching #67 on the charts. Gordy's next song written for Wilson and assigned to Pearl Music was titled "Lonely Teardrops". Both had previously met in the Detroit housing projects where they grew up and had kept a cordial friendship even after Jackie had entered music. The song became a number one record that summer but royalty differences prevented Gordy from further submitting songs to his friend. This disagreement led Gordy to borrow $800.00 from his family in order to start The Tamia-Motown record labels. Forbes magazine lists Berry Gordy as the first Black billionaire. This appears to be the earliest Jackie Wilson songwriting contract sold. Good signature, very good condition. Considered the most important singer in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul music. Nick-named "Mr. Entertainment" by Dick Clark, Wilson had dozens of hit records from the late 1950's into the early 1970's. At age 39 he suffered a massive heart attack while performing on stage and though revived, due to a lack of oxygen to his brain he was forever in a comatose, vegetative state until his death.

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        You're Out of Your Mind, Charlie Brown

      New York: Rinehart & Co., 1959. First edition. Original illustrated wrappers. Inscribed by the author, "For Nancy- Charles Schulz." In very good condition with light wear to the extremities. Schulz's beloved cartoons have won him the National Cartoonists Society's Humor Comic Strip Award in 1962, the Reuben Award for 1955 and 1964, the Society's Elzie Segar Award in 1980, and the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. Interestingly, his cartoons have also awarded him an abundance of equally colorful honors and recognitions. In 1996, Schulz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, adjacent to Walt Disney's. And for his interest in sports he was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993 and then the Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2007. Perhaps most peculiar was the bill awarded to Schulz by Bill Clinton, which was by accepted by Schulz's widow in 2001.

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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris: Olympia Press. (1959). First. First edition. Rebound in contemporary full black morocco gilt. A tiny stain on the half-title, the front hinge slightly tender, near fine. Briefly Inscribed by Burroughs: "For Fred Warder, William Burroughs." Novels published in France were traditionally bound in wrappers (as this volume was), and then often rebound if the owner deemed it worthy of claiming a place in his library. A nice copy of the true first edition of one of the most influential novels of the post-WWII era, and basis for the David Cronenberg film featuring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, and Roy Scheider. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Ben-Gurion: The Biography of an Extraordinary Man

      Garden City: Doubleday and Company. 1959. Early reprint. Some scattered spotting to the boards, thus very good in near fine dustwrapper. Signed by David Ben-Gurion in Hebrew on the front fly. .

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        Saint Judas

      Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press. (1959). First. First edition, hardbound issue. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A beautiful, pretty much as new copy. .

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        The Pink Dress

      Doubleday, 1959-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Doubleday/A Guild Book, 1959: A nice Book Club Edition of this long out of print and scarce title, in an original dust jacket. In Good+ Condition, in a Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages, with occasional spotting; spotting to side of page block. Clean text. Sound bindingBoards show rubbing and light edge wear; top of spine lightly pushed in. The dust jacket shows sunning, rubbing, light chipping, with a few short closed tears and a few light tide marks to the rear panel. A few small chips are missing from the spine panel about an inch up from the base. A very nice copy, well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Time Out of Joint

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition of this early book by Dick. A near fine copy in orange boards with mild bumping to lower front corner in very good unclipped dustwrapper that has mild staining to top inside front flap and rear flap. Describes worse than it is. A quite acceptable copy.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Lollipop

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1959 Paris: The Olympia Press, copyrighted 1959, but actually printed (and so stated) in October, 1958, hence - 1958. See scans in that regard. First edition of the "Lollipop" re-issue of "Candy" in response to censor confiscation and burning under that original title. 12mo, green wrappers, 189 pp. See scans for copyright/printing points as noted above; price "Francs 1.200" has been above-stamped with the New Price NF 15" (see scan). Dedication here is "To Master Boon and Master Badj" (see scan), an alteration from the "Candy" dedication, which was "To Mister Hadj and Mister Zoon". Very Good; tape at spine bottom, minor soiling on back cover, very small scale peripheral wear, light dustiness to page edges. The story of a naive and gorgeous young blond girl - who quickly finds out in exactly what way we men are all, instantly and always, the same - borrows its plot structure from Voltaire's Candide and uses that strangely juxtaposed vehicle to shine a light on all the vagaries of modern western life which beg to be lampooned. Considered by many, then and now, to be a classic of "black (dark) humor". In 2006, Playboy Magazine included Candy on its list of the "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written". A nice, and rare, copy of one early publishing step en route to the coming-out of this timeless bit of erotic fiction. L42

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        VERY FAR AWAY. Signed by the author/artist

      Kingswood, World's Work, 1959.. FIRST UK EDITION 1959, INSCRIBED IN INK ON THE FRONT ENDPAPER: "To Charlie Maurice Sendak October 84" (? 8th?), small 4to, 205 x 180 mm, 8 x 6 inches, green imitation cloth spine, colour illustrated pink boards, 52 pages. A truly delightful story about a little boy who with his friends cat, sparrow and horse dreams of 'very far away'. 22 full page illustrations with pale orange tints face the simple text. No previous owner inscription, a Fine clean crisp copy in very good DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped, very slightly dusty-looking, spine slightly yellowed, three 10 mm (½") closed edge tears, lower fold slightly rubbed). First published in the US in 1957. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Jurisprudence. Five Volumes. Strait 44

      St. Paul: West Publishing Co., 1959. Original brown buckram, gilt, a very good set Pound's magnum opus and his great summing up, praised by Karl Llewellyn as "always learned", conceived as far back as 1893 and written over many decades, and going "everywhere with him . . . almost as though he had kept an intellectual diary

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Glossen zu Don Juan. Illustrationen von Walter Jonas.

      Zürich, Viernheim, [1959] - 8°, 12 Bl., u. 6 blattgrosse einfarbige Abb., OLwd., Tadellos. Ex. 140/280. Vom Autor und Künstler signiert. Handgesetzt, handgedruckt und handgebunden in der Offizin S. A. W. Schmitt. - Walter Hermann Jonas (1910-1979 in Zürich), Schweizer Maler, Grafiker, Kunstkritiker und der Schöpfer der urbanistischen Vision Intrapolis. 800 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Marchand du sel, écrits de Marcel Duchamp *

      Le Terrain Vague, Paris 1.11.1959. - Broché, couverture photographique à rabats, imprimée en noir et rouge. Une "Mariée mise à nu" imprimée sur celluloïd dépliant en frontispice (les franges de sa robe gondolant quelque peu mais pour le reste d'une rare fraîcheur ? Quel couple peut en dire autant après plus de cinquante ans ?) précède l'iconographie hors texte en noir. Bel exemplaire de cette somme de textes réunis et présentés par Michel Sanouillet, bibliographie de Poupard-Lieussou. Édition originale. L'un des 2'000 exemplaires sur Alfa, après 40 Auvergne.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Goodbye, Columbus

      London Andre Deutsch Ltd 1959. G : in Good condition with rubbed and soiled dust jacket. Boards marked with some warping. Soiling to endpapers and page edges First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 157pp.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        ORFEUS OG EURYDIKE FORSTE DEL [Lbc]

      Kobenhavin (copenhagen): Hans Reitzel. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1959. First Edition. hardcover. Art; B/W Linocuts; Folio 13" - 23" tal; Brief Danish language text in addition to 4pp English language. With 53 original linocuts. Based on the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Text is in Danish, with a 4 page explanation in English laid in. This is one of 450 numbered copies signed by the artist. Just a touch of wear at corners and some toning on spine, otherwise a fine copy in the original slipcase, which is scraped and worn. Laid in folded sheet with limitation. Laid in is a book dealer's catalog description. 43x33 cm, 13 x 17.5". .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner

      London: W.H. Allen 1959., 1959. FIRST EDITION. Post octavo. pp176. Publisher's cloth in Mona Moore designed dustwrapper. Page edges dusty and toned, jacket a little edgeworn and browned to rear panel. Formerly the property of dramatist John Osborne, with associated bookplate to the pastedown. An interesting association; both authors being prominent 'Angry Young Men', a group of primarily working class British writers characterised by a disillusionment with traditional English society. Set in the rather grim environment of post-war Britain, 'Loneliness' tells the story of a rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, who rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a cross-country runner. Winner of the 1960 Hawthornden Prize.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Mystic Masseur [Scarce Uncorrected Proof Copy]

      NY: Vanguard. (1959). The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of the Nobel Prize winner's first novel. Naipaul is a Trinidadian author of Indian descent, one of the giants of contemporary English literature, and one of the most astute, if acerbic, Western commentators on Third World issues. Spine and a bit of the lower rear edge darkened, apparently from binder's glue rather than sun; some light dustiness to covers and a few gentle turns to page corners; very good in wrappers. An exceedingly scarce proof, dating from the period when proofs were not routinely produced, let alone saved and filtered into the rare book market. We've only ever seen one other copy. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        HawaII 'Out of Series' copy of 1 of 400 copies of the signed limited edition 1st edition

      New York: Random House. F/F. 1959. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. LOC: 5910815 . 1st edition/1st printing, Random House, 1959. 1 of 400 signed limited edition copies. First Edition and 400 signed limition edition copies noted on limitation page, and First Printing noted on copyright page. This copy marked 'Out Of Series' on the signed limitation page instead of being numbered. Likely a copy given to the author for use as a 'presentation copy.' Fine, straight, clean, unmarked, tight and undamaged book. It is bound in brown cloth with unworn gold gilt spine lettering and publisher's unfaded pink upper page edges stain. The book has a small, tasteful bookplate with a printed name opposite the limitation page. The clear acetate dustjacket is also Fine, and the publisher's slipcase is overall Near Fine+ with only a couple of very small surface scuffs to the top edge that slightly lightened the color in those 2 very small areas. All 3 slipcase labels are in Fine condition and the slipcase is structurally and cosmetically in great condition. One of Michener's most justly famous books - a finely detailed and accurate fictional account of the people involved in the settling and history of the Hawaiian Islands. ; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Authors & Artists]
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        WILLEM DE KOONING

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

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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