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        Naked Lunch

      New York: Grove Press, 1959. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor wear at the head of the jacket spine. Short closed tear at the bottom jacket fold. Bold, black topstain. $6 price on the front flap. Stated first printing. Signed by Burroughs on the title page.

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        A Canticle For Leibowitz

      Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1959. First edition of the author's landmark novel. Octavo. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, "For Ben Best Regards Walter Miller Jr. 5-28-60". Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. "An extraordinary novel ... Prodigiously imaginative, richly comic, terrifyingly grim, profound both intellectually and morally, and, above all ... simply such a memorable story as to stay with the reader for years." [Chicago Tribune]. Books inscribed by Walter Miller Jr. are fairly uncommon, even more so in the year of publication. Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel, "A Canticle For Leibowitz" is considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction. "An extraordinary novel ... Prodigiously imaginative, richly comic, terrifyingly grim, profound both intellectually and morally, and, above all ... simply such a memorable story as to stay with the reader for years" (Chicago Tribune).

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      Edition Libri Illustri Gmbh. New. Hardcover. <p>Facsimile in the original format 29.3 x 21.5 cm.  70 pages and two astrolabes (rotating).  Hand bound in leather.  With commentary in boxed set </p> <p>The facsimile edition Libri Illustri the LIBER PHYSIOGNOMIAE faithfully in cooperation with the Biblioteca Estense Universitaria in Modena.  The librarians were several reasons very pleased with the facsimile of the book treasure. Due to its historical significance, the LIBER PHYSIOGNOMIAE by domestic and foreign users of the library very often in demand and always brought back to exhibitions around the world The users now can the facsimile edition will be made available and the irreplaceable original is preserved. </p> <p>The original since 1959 was bound only temporarily.  The draft calf leather cover of the facsimile liked the librarians so well that they decided to also provide the valuable original with this cover.  In order to receive the Revelation of John for the second original of this prestigious library cover a facsimile edition of the Libri Illustri </p> <p>The edition is released in its original format of 215 x 293 mm. It includes 70 pages plus two handmade revolving astrological charts from special parchment paper with three pointers.  The cover is made of genuine calf leather with an embossed and ornate capitals.  Facsimile and commentary are provided with a certificate in the boxed set. </p> <p>The strictly limited world edition is limited to 999 copies.  Each copy is numbered by hand.  In the German edition of the room are Libri Illustri only 38o copies available.  Delivery is in the order of orders received. </p> <p>The scholarly commentary in the same format as the facsimile is the key to understanding this manuscript.  It contains the complete translation of the Latin text by Paola Di Pietro Lombardi, who as a senior staff member of the Biblioteca Estense Universitaria also illuminates the history of the manuscript.  Leandro Ventura, art historian at the University Ca &#39;Foscari of Venice writes to Pisanello, the illustrations and the history of art commissioned.  Daniele Bini, editor works, the historical, literary, philosophical and astrological background of the early 15th Century. </p> <p>The first astrological chart consists of two concentric discs provided with pointers that can rotate within two outer, which is divided into 360 districts, in these circles are fixed signs of the zodiac and the months of the year indicated. </p> <p>In astrological part depending on the Zodiac positive and negative character traits of men and women are described. Other articles deal with the days of the week, the four seasons, the zodiac and its planets, the influence of the moon and the monthly charts.  In the middle and final part of the work of Pythagoras and the pedigrees is commented.  The biblical text is about the dreams of the prophet Daniel interpreted astrologically.  Also interesting are the medical advice of Pietro d&#39;Abano.  All texts are in the comment literally </p> <p>Documentation also available upon request. </p> .

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        [The Snopes Trilogy, comprising:] The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion

      New York: Random House [through 1959], 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine-. Three First Printings (so stated). 8vo: [8],421,[1]; [8],371,[1]; [12],436pp. The Hamlet: Publisher&#39;s black cloth, spine and upper cover ruled in red and lettered in gilt, top edge stained red, full-color pictorial title page; second-issue pictorial dust jacket (four reviews excerpted on back panel), with particularly vibrant front panel, priced $2.50. About Fine (spine gilt slightly dulled) and apparently unread, in about Fine jacket with brief edge wear. The Town: Publisher&#39;s first issue claret-colored binding, with line 8 repeated on line 10, p. 327, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt and ruled in blue-grey, top edge stained blue-grey, grey threaded end papers; first issue pictorial dust jacket (with 5/57 publisher&#39;s code on front flap), priced $3.95. Fine (barring small collector&#39;s label on upper corner of front end paper), square and tight, gilt lettering sharp and bright; about Fine jacket barely rubbed to toe of spine panel. The Mansion: Publisher&#39;s blue coarsely woven cloth, upper cover and spine ruled in grey and lettered in gilt, top edge stained yellow, blue end papers; first-issue pictorial dust jacket, price $4.75, with publisher&#39;s code "10/59" on front flap and author&#39;s photograph by Ralph R. Thompson on back panel. Fine, in equally Fine jacket. Petersen A22.1d, A47.1b, and A52.2b. Burgess 99, p. 73. & A superb set of Faulkner&#39;s masterful trilogy. The Snopes novels had their origin in the 1920s, in stories swapped back and forth between Faulkner and Phil Stone, an Oxford, Mississippi, attorney, about the rise of poor whites in social, political, and economic competition with the old Southern aristocracy. The series traces the rise of the Snopeses in Frenchman&#146;s Bend and Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. In The Hamlet, Flem Snopes, a ruthless redneck who marries the earth goddess Eula, is established as the trilogy&#39;s keystone. In The Town, Flem leaves Frenchman&#39;s Bend for Jefferson, where he gains control of the Sartoris bank and installs other scheming Snopeses in positions of power. Finally, in The Mansion, Flem is killed by Mink, the cousin he framed into a lengthy prison sentence. Malcolm Cowley, in his New Republic review of The Hamlet, judged it to be &#147;a new sort of novel for William Faulkner, less somber, more easygoing and discursive. Except for a few short stories, it makes better reading than anything else he has written since Sanctuary." (The Literary Encyclopedia) And Burgess noted, "Turgid and difficult as he is, Faulkner is worth the trouble." Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves.

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        Goodbye, Columbus

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1959. First Impression. Hardcover. Near Fine+/Fine-. First Printing. Small 8vo; 157pp. Publisher&#39;s French blue cloth, the spine lettered in gold; in a pictorial dust jacket priced at 10s/6d. About Fine, the cloth bright and clean, the gilt lettering brilliant, but with light foxing to the the preliminaries and top edge; in a Fine jacket with very minor professional restoration (involving none of the design or lettering) to reinforce several closed tears and fill a trivial loss or two. A novella and five short stories, two of which, &#147;The Defender of the Faith&#148; and &#147;The Conversion of The Jews," now widely anthologized and placed among Roth&#146;s best short fiction. "Intermingling comedy and tragedy, the hilarity and heartbreak of modern Jewish life, Columbus follows Roth&#146;s hero, Neil Klugman, as he struggles to cope with a burgeoning love affair, to tolerate his empty lifestyle and his barren surroundings in Newark, New Jersey, and to decide whether the materialistic goals he now espouses are worth pursuing." The first book from "arguably the greatest American master of fictional doppelgangers." (Literary Encyclopedia) Yet another example of the value to be found in the graphically superior designs of most UK editions of American authors&#39; works (our specialty). Note: With few exceptions (always noted), 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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        Portfolio Selection

      New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1959. First edition of the economist&#39;s work which revolutionized modern investment theory and practice. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author. Light wear, else near fine in a very good dust jacket. Modern portfolio theory gives a rigorous mathematical justification for the time honored investment maxim that diversification is a sensible strategy for individuals who wish to reduce their risks. Invented in the 1950s by Harry Markowitz in this book, the theory provides a firm foundation for the intuition that you should not put all your eggs in one basket and shows investors how to combine securities to minimize risk" (Burton G. Malkiel).

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      [Northhampton, MA:] Grecourt Review,, [1959]. To Leonard Baskin. Octavo, pp [4], wrappers lettered in black. Very slight mellowing to the wrappers but essentially a fine copy. First edition. First printed in the Smith College magazine "The Grecourt Review" this 24 line poem is printed here in run of about 25 copies for the use of the author and editors. In our opinion although typically referred to as an offprint the removal of pagination and all all surrounding content elevates this rare little pamphlet to the bibliographic standing of a separately published work wholly written by the author. Preceding A Winter Ship traditionally recognised as Plath&#39;s first publication by a year we firmly believe this to be the author&#39;s first - and scarcest - book.

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        The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz [SIGNED 1st U.S. EDITION]

      Little, Brown and Company 1959 - A fine copy but for prior owner's bookplate paste down on the inside cover of front board in black boards with bright silver gilt lettering on the spine in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with shallow chip at top of spine, small closed tear at bottom and darkening of spine (perhaps some very minor soiling).This is a lovely copy of a rare book and the book itself is exceptional! SIGNED BY MORDECAI RICHLER ON A BOOK PLATE AFFIXED TO THE HALF TITLE PAGE. This is the American first edition/printing with the DJ design by Leonard Baskin. It is a tight, bright, clean copy with no other markings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806

      New York.: Antiquarian Press Ltd.. 1959.. SET OF EIGHT VOLUMES (complete), including the atlas volume (boxed set of 63 map sheets, numbered 1 to 54 (several numbers are further distinguished into A, B etc). Fine condition, original glassine wrappers on all but volume 6 and the atlas volume. This is number 154 of the limited edition of 750 sets, "printed from the original manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society and by Direction of its committee on Historical Documents. Together with Manuscript material of Lewis and Clark from other sources, including Note-Books, Letters, Maps, etc., and the Journals of Charles Floyd and Joseph Whitehouse. Now for the first time published in full and exactly as written." .

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959 First Edition of the highly-regarded eighth Lew Archer mystery by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the &#39;holy trinity of American crime writers&#39; with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 242 pp. A just about fine copy in red and white patterned paper covered boards, black titles to the spine in a bright, fresh neatly price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper with some light use and and an old tape mend to one closed tear on the back panel on the verso. "One of the best Lew Archer stories". Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime. Pronzini & Muller, 1001 Midnights.. 1st Edition.

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      London: Jonathan Cape,1959. First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A very sharp copy of the seventh novel in the James Bond series. Goldfinger originally bore the title The Richest Man in the World. Based upon American gold tycoon Charles W. Englehard, Fleming named his villain after British architect Erno Goldfinger. When the actual Goldfinger found out his name was being used, he threatened to sue Fleming, and the matter was ultimately settled out of court. A best-seller upon its release, it became the third James Bond film in 1964 starring Sean Connery.

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        Goldfinger (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959., 1959. First Impression, First Issue, Second State. Publisher&#39;s black cloth-effect paper over boards with &#39;skull&#39; design stamped to upper, in original pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping, price 15s. Edges generally clean, Jacket with a few minor chips and tears, one longer tear to upper (with a single piece of tape to reverse side. An attractive copy in very good condition. The seventh of author Ian Fleming&#39;s fourteen original Bond books which was was adapted as the third film (1964) in the EON Productions&#39; 007 series. Gilbert A7a (1.2)

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      London: Jonathan Cape, 1959 First edition, first impression of the 7th James Bond Agent 007 adventure. Publisher&#146;s black cloth with skull stamped on front board, in the original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. About fine with a former owner inscription to the front endpaper; in an unclipped jacket with some wear and light creases to the extremities, and some light toning to the spine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Goldfinger (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959., 1959. First Impression, First Issue, Second State. Publisher&#39;s black cloth-effect paper over boards with &#39;skull&#39; design stamped to upper, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Richard Chopping. Some minor toning/browning to text block, spotted to top edge. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket, now expertly restored to an attractive state; shows as a particularly fine wrapper. No inscriptions or price-clipping. The seventh of fourteen original James Bond books by Fleming. The seventh of author Ian Fleming&#39;s fourteen original Bond books which was was adapted as the third film (1964) in the EON Productions&#39; 007 series. Gilbert A7a (1.2).

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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959., 1959. First Impression, First Issue, Second State. Pp.318. Pp. Publisher&#39;s black cloth-effect paper over boards with &#39;skull&#39; design stamped to upper, in original pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping. A used copy showing some general wear, grubbiness and soiling. Jacket chippes and worn to extremities, rubbed to joints. An entry-level copy of this famous James Bond adventure. Gilbert A7a (1.2)

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        Race Track: A Photographic Impression

      New York: Self-published, 1959. A little light wear; near fine in heavy spiral-bound wrappers.. First Edition. Spiral-bound oblong quarto. Handmade book by photographer Frank Espada documenting opening day at the rebuilt Aqueduct racetrack in 1959. One of two known copies; the other was given to the track and is likely lost. SIGNED and dated by Espada with his cover design and layout. Illustrated with 21 vintage silver gelatin photographs of the daily vagaries of the track: from the post parade, to punters huddled over Racing Forms, to a rails-eye shot of the finish line. Espada did not have access to a dark room; these photographs were printed by his friend Dave Heath, and have Heath&#39;s trademark brooding tonality. In fact, many of the images - especially those of people - bear an eerie similarity to Heath&#39;s Dialogue With Solitude. Without pulling punches, this remarkable book is the best document I have ever seen of the race track: combining the beauty, poetry, and pathos of the experience in one slim volume. If Charles Bukowski were alive, I have no doubt he would buy this book (or get someone to buy it for him)!

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        The Papers of Benjamin Franklin Volume I to Volume 35 -

      Yale University Press, New Haven & London 1959 - This is a complete set to volume 35 a continuous run., but not completed as there are a few more recent volumes. These volumes are all from the library of American historian Esmond Wright, many volumes contain his typescript and proofs of reviews that Wright did of these volumes for Aberdeen University Press E.H.R. Esmond Wright was born 5 November 1915, Newcastle upon Tyne and died 9 August 2003, in Masham, was an English historian of the United States, Director of the Institute of United States Studies at the University of London from 1971 to 1983, a television personality, and a Conservative politician. Volume I, was published in 1959 and covers the period January 6, 1706 through December 31, 1734. and proceeds to Volume 35, published in 1999 covering the period May 1 through October 31, 1781. Each of the 35 volumes is in uniform appearance and condition - and each volume is between approx. 400 to 700 pages. The editors of the volumes is as follows: Volumes 1-14, edited by Leonard W. Labaree; Volumes 15-26, edited by William B. Willcox; Volume 27, edited by Claude A. Lopez; Volumes 28-35, edited by Barbara B. Oberg. The dust jackets are all good to very good condition, although some are price clipped and have various items of notes etc laid in. An interesting set in near fine condition. This a large collection for shipment. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Galton Case

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1959. Octavo. Original red and white patterned boards, titles to spine black on white ground. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with nicked and faded spine panel. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "March 1959. For Willard and Pidge, affectionately, Ken". Willard and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and a character named Pidge appears in another of the author&#39;s books.

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        Foundations of Economic Analysis

      Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, 1959 First edition, fifth printing, octavo, original maroon cloth. Signed by Paul A. Samuelson. From the library of Leonid Hurwicz, with his signature to the front free endpaper and markings in his hand throughout the text. Hurwicz originated incentive compatibility and mechanism design, which show how desired outcomes are achieved in economics, social science and political science. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2007. Paul A. Samuelson was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1970. A nice association linking these two giants of economic theory. Near fine in a good jacket with some wear and tear. Fifty years after it was written, "Foundations of Economic Analysis" (together with Hicks&#39; Value and Capital) is still one of the most inspiring classics of general equilibrium economics" (Niehans, History of Economic Theory). Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for having written considerable parts of economic theory, and he is one of the ten Nobel Prize winning economists still signing the Economist&#39;s statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson&#39;s many novel contributions was that he generalized and applied mathematical methods developed for the study of thermodynamics to the field of economics. His inspiration for doing so came, in part, from his mentor, polymath Edwin Bisdwell Wilson who was a former Yale student of the founder of chemical thermodynamics, Willard Gibbs. Samuelson, therefore, is a successful example of interdisciplinarity, and he combined these ideas in his magnum opus Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947).

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        Auguries of Innocence by William Blake

      Northampton, MA: The Print Club of Philadelphia, The Gehenna Press, 1959. Limited First Edition. Wraps. Near Fine. No. 200 of 250 limitation, signed and numbered in pencil by Leonard Baskin. This was Baskin&#39;s first venture into publishing, and his jagged and stark illustrations amplify the fire and brimstone of Blake&#39;s both naive and worldweary verse that lilts at the same time it pierces and challenges. Printed on an Italian hand-made paper, this is indeed a very handsome brochure, and this copy is pristine internally, with the faint remnants of tape top and bottom on both the front and rear of the wraps the only minor blight to the special production.

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        Printed Color Citation

      Cuban revolutionary and leader. Castro had been the undisputed leader of Cuba since 1959, when his Marxist revolutionary forces toppled the regime of Fulgencio Batista. He relinquished power in 2008. 12" x 16" printed color citation issued to Danais Lima Gomez.. Signed by Author. Fine. Illus. by Illustated.

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      Hicksville, New York: The Gnome Press, Inc.,. [1959]. cloth.. Review slip laid in. Text block a bit tanned at edges (much less than. usual), a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#134778). First edition. Collects eight stories including "By His Bootstraps" and "The Year of the Jackpot." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-87.

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        La Colombe bleue volant devant les Barreaux

      Paris: , 1959. Sheet size: 75.5 x 52.5 cm. Original lithograph in two colours on Arches watermarked wove paper. Excellent condition. Edition of 200. Signed in pencil lower right by Picasso and numbered lower right.

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        Separate Peace, A

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1959. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. The true First Edition of the author&#39;s first book, in what is, incontestably, the most graphically interesting of the three dust jacket designs (English and American) in which the first edition has appeared. Small 8vo; 237pp. Fine (and unread) publisher&#39;s emerald green cloth, the spine titled in silver; in a just about Fine (very lightly rubbed to the tip and toe of the spine, but retaining its price of 15s) example of the pictorial dust jacket designed by Robin Ray. A scarce collector&#39;s copy. Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves.&

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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959., 1959. First Impression, First Issue, Second State. Pp.318. Pp. Publisher&#39;s black cloth-effect paper over boards with &#39;skull&#39; design stamped to upper, in original pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping. Export copy, originally dispatched for sale in Australia, with an Adelaide bookseller&#39;s ticket to the pastedown and accordingly price-clipped. An exquisite copy, in truly fine condition. Housed in a quarter leather box. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, SECOND STATE. A7a (1.2). Provenance: Ex-Christies, London. Sale 7558, lot 265 (part lot, sale ticket included) Gilbert A7a (1.2)

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        Sex Gang. Violent Stories of Naked Passions

      Nightstand Books 1959, 1st edition, first printing (as signified by NB 1503 aSn on front cover and spine). () 192pp. Very good. 16mo. Mass market paper back. Red and yellow illustrated wrappers. Light creasing to wrappers with some slight soiling and rubbing. A small amount of chipping to edges of wrapper (mainly to bottom back edge). Liquid mark on top left corner which effects the top of the inner side margin from the first page until page 10 and the last 9 pages (though only the first few and last page have anything more than a subtle mark). A nice copy. A rare first printing of this collection of stories. Many of the stories appeared in 1950s men&#39;s magazines like Gent and Rogue. Contents include: "Sex Gang", "The Girl with the Horizontal Mind" (originally released as "The Gal with the Horizontal Mind" by Price Curtis), "Wanted: Two Trollops", "The Ugly Virgin" (originally released as "God Bless the Ugly Virgin") and several others. Paul Merchant is a pseudonym of the prolific American author Harlan Ellison. Pseudonym of Harlan Ellison. .

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        Naked Lunch

      The Grove Press, New York, 1959. Naked Lunch by William Burroughs. Signed first edition, second printing in first issue dust jacket. Publisher: The Grove Press, New York, [1959]. Flat signed in blue ink on the half-title page. First edition, second printing so stated on the copyright page. First issue dust jacket with single digit zip code on the rear flap. Dust jacket is in very good condition, wear at the top of the spine and wear and tear along top edge, extending 2 inches in from the spine, no loose. The dust jacket is not price clipped with a price of $6.00. Binding is in fine condition. Book contents clean. 255 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #11-275. Price: $750.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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        DOCTOR SAX. Faust Part Three

      New York: Grove Press, 1959. First edition, First Printing, the preferred cloth bound hardcover issue. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original blue-gray cloth lettered on the spine in gilt, in the original dustjacket. 245 pp. A near fine copy of a book rarely found so, the cloth fresh and all very solid and proper, minor offsetting on the endpapers from the jacket flaps. The jacket in excellent state of preservation with only very minor edge rubbing, there is no fading to the red lettering on the cover at all, and only very minor mellowing at the spine panel, uncommon such. THE SCARCE AND PREFERRED HARDCOVER ISSUE, IT IS BELIEVED ONLY AROUND 1000 COPIES, OR FEWER, WERE PRINTED. Though begun four years earlier, the greater part of this novel was written when Kerouac was living with William Burroughs in Mexico City in 1952, contemporaneously with ON THE ROAD. It is largely autobiographical in setting and character, based on his childhood in Lowell. Names of real-life persons were all changed due to objections from his publishers. Kerouac has blended dreams and childhood fantasies inextricably into the memories of his youth, producing a book that is a unique blend of fantasy, mysticism and memoir.

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        Arabian Sands

      London: Longman&#39;s, 1959.. First edition of this work that ranks as one of the greatest travel books of the 20th century. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Thesiger on the title page. Fine in the dust jacket showing light wear. Map unopened in the inside pocket of the rear pastedown.

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        Harold&#39;s Circus (First Edition)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1959. First library edition, though not ex-library. Fine in maroon cloth covered boards with white titles and a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has moderate bruising to the front panel, with professional repair to holes and tears at the verso. Bottom corner of the front flap clipped. A very presentable copy of the fifth book in the Harold and the Purple Crayon series.

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        Face of Fire [The Monster] (Original screenplay for the 1959 film)

      Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1959. Draft Script for the 1959 film, "Face of Fire" (here still under its working title, "The Monster"), directed and written for the screen by Albert Band, based on the 1899 short story, "The Monster," by Stephen Crane, and starring Cameron Mitchell, James Whitmore, Royal Dano, Howard Smith, and Lois Maxwell. & & One of the great (and today, rarely seen) films from what may be the most creative and adventurous Poverty Row studios, Allied Artists, based on one of Stephen Crane&#39;s last short stories. Henry Johnson, a handsome, intelligent handyman in a small town, saves a child from a burning building, only to incur brain damage and disfiguration of his face. His appearance and strange actions-including a visit to his former fiancee-lead to a panicked and fear-driven reaction by the townspeople. Screenwriter-director Albert Band, who penned the screenplay for John Huston&#39;s equally poignant adaptation of "The Red Badge of Courage" in 1951, shot the film on location in Sweden (substituting for small-town America), resulting in an eerie ambiance that brings to mind the best work of James Whale, Frank Borzage, and William Dieterle. & & Blue agency wrappers, with the agency&#39;s label (now partially torn away) on the front wrapper, with a phone number (CRestview 1-6115) dating the document to the mid-late 1950s, prior to production of the film. Credits on the wrapper label for Band and Crane. Title page present, with credits matching those on the front wrapper. 125 leaves, mimeograph, rectos only. Pages and wrapper, Very Good, showing heavy use but completely intact, rear wrapper appears to have been replaced at some point early on, bound with three gold brads. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.& & Martin 121.

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        A FORM OF WOMEN. Inscribed to Allen Ginsberg

      New York: Jargon Books in Association with Corinth Books, 1959 Creeley, Robert. A FORM OF WOMEN. Inscribed to Allen Ginsberg. New York: Jargon Books in Association with Corinth Books, 1959. First edition. This 8vo., Stiff illustrated wrappers. Wrappers a trifle soiled, else fine. Inscribed on the title page: " For Allen / with love / Bob" Issued as Jargon 33. inscribed to Allen Ginsberg. "INTERVIEWER [Lewis MacAdams and Linda Wagner-Martin] When did you meet Ginsberg? CREELEY In 1956 - after leaving Black Mountain, it must have been in early January or so, then stopping in Albuquerque with friends to pull myself together, then going on to San Francisco where Ed Dorn and his family were. I was trying to get out of my own habits. My marriage had finally ended altogether - and I was sick of what I knew, so to speak. So anyhow I decided to go west. I got to Ed&#39;s place about four in the afternoon, and he and Helene drove me around a little. I remember we got very drunk or I at least did - and Rexroth had invited me over for dinner. I can remember vomiting all over the sidewalk, just before I went in, something like an hour or so late. Then later that same night, after Ed had taken off for a job he had as a baggage clerk at Greyhound, suddenly Allen appeared. He was working at the same place only on an earlier shift. It&#39;s so characteristic of Allen to be there like that, that is, to come so directly to what interests him. And I was God knows flattered - we talked most of the night about Olson and the scene at Black Mountain. And he told me what was happening in San Francisco. Later, I remember walking around the city with him and Phil Whalen, with Allen inevitably carrying the big black binder notebook, reading us "Howl" every time we sat down or stopped for something to eat. It was really a beautiful time - everything was so open, just poised on its own energies". - The Paris Review, Fall 1968. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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      Rotterdam, Hans Sonnenberg (Delta), 1959 - Rotterdam, Hans Sonnenberg (Delta), 1959. Stiff paper portfolio, 63 x 45 cms., containing 4 lithographs including one colour appox. in the size of the portfolio printed on 'Van Gelder's Oudhollands Torchon'-paper. From an edition of 8 + 2 copies, our copy being Number 6. Rarissime! ADDED: 'Mooi van kleur': Rotterdamse Kunstenaars in de jaren '50. Stiff pictorial wrappers, 64 pp. with a contribution on Wim Motz. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      New York: New Directions (1959). 1st edition, full black cloth, with printed dust jacket. Signed "JL File Copy" by the book&#39;s publisher, James Laughlin, on the FEP in pencil. Provenance: James Laughlin, Norfolk, Connecticut. A very bright copy, with mild sunning and light soiling to complete (not price clipped) jacket. A hard to match association copy, unique and fine.

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        DOCTOR SAX

      New York: Grove, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 8vo. Grey cloth. Very good in like jacket. DJ has mild rubbing, edgewear, toning. Some tiny chips from bottom of spine. Creasing to one corner of front panel. Unclipped. Book has some stain to ffep. Touches of shelfwear to spine-tips. Else clean and sound throughout. First edition of this Evergreen Original (E-160). A semi-autobiographical novel based on his youth in Lowell, MA, the book was somewhat rushed into print to capitalize on the success of ON THE ROAD the previous year. Kerouac completed SAX in Mexico City in 1952 while living with William S. Burroughs. Uncommon in hardcover, the preferred edition; one of approx. 1000 copies. [Charters A5a].

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        Corriere del teatro. Quindicinale d'informazione di arte lirica. = Corriere internazionale del teatro.

      Subject: (Musica). Milano, 1959, A. XI (n 1/22) + 1960/1965 (fino al n 9, di maggio; per gli altri cinque anni circa 22/23 numeri per annata) ril. in m.tela (cm. 43 x 58). Circa 150 numeri con foto di artisti lirici dell'epoca; una ricchissima documentazione del periodo.

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        Celia Garth

      Ty Crowell Co, 1959-06. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1959. Limited edition, #52 of 999 first edition copies printed on ivory laid paper. Limitations page is front free endpaper. Hardcover. 406 pp. In publisher&#39;s light rust cloth with gilt titles on spine and gilt gate on front board. Dark brown topstain. Near fine, in very good unclipped jacket. Trace of soil at lower corner of text block. Jacket exhibits light wear at corners and a couple of tiny chips at heel of spine. A small squiggle is drawn over the 4.50 price on the front flap. No other markings of any kind. Includes matching publisher&#39;s pamphlet, "Gwen Bristow", 16 unnumbered pages. A unique and special copy of this much-loved work.

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        Current Anthropology

      51 volumes complete with diagrams, illustrations, plates, maps, figures, indexes. Quarto (10 1/4" x 8 1/2") issued in wrappers. Some reprints, most first editions.Current Anthropology, whose first issue was launched in 1959, is one of the discipline's oldest and most distinguished journals, and has been sponsored since its founding by the Wenner-Gren Foundation. The journal was the first of its kind, championing an interdisciplinary approach alongside a commitment to international dialogue, while fostering a community of international scholars. It became known for its innovative format that combined major research papers with responses solicited from the field. The format, now known as the ?CA treatment? was unique in its time and was copied by other journals such as Behavioral and Brain Sciences. While the journal has changed over the years, its original principles are still clearly present and can be traced back to the unique collaboration between the Foundation, led by Paul Fejos,and the anthropologist Sol Tax (University of Chicago). Fejos and Tax first worked together as organizers of a state of the art conference on Meso-American ethnology in 1949. Tax edited the volumes that resulted from this meeting. During the next decade, as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health in the United States directed their considerable resources towards the funding of large-scale research projects. Fejos explored alternative avenues to expand the reach and impact of the Foundation on the discipline. One shift was to direct funding towards activities that fostered international communication: meetings, with their subsequent publications, would encourage contacts among scholars and permit them to share their knowledge on a worldwide scale. With this in mind, Fejos organized an International Symposium on Anthropology in 1952 whose aim was to take a total inventory of the field and through this help the Foundation to set up new directions for funding. With this in mind, Fejos convened over 80 participants and the final proceedings (some 50 papers and transcripts of lengthy discussions) appeared in 1953 in two edited volumes published by University of Chicago Press: Anthropology Today: An Encyclopedic Inventory, A.L. Kroeber (ed.); and An Appraisal of Anthropology Today, Sol Tax, Loren Eiseley, Irving Rouse, and Carl Voegelin (eds.). With the success of this symposium and its volumes, Fejos decided to condense and update the findings into a volume published by the Foundation in 1955 as ?The Yearbook of Anthropology.? Inspired by this output, but frustrated by the logistics of publication, in 1957 Fejos invited Sol Tax to develop a plan that could enable worldwide exchange of ideas to continue, but which would be more immediate and flexible. While he had initially thought of publishing updates to the "Anthropology Today" proceedings in a series of books, he was adamant about the need to consult with anthropologists around the world and see what larger consensus might emerge. Intensive discussions began across the globe: Tax traveled to over 30 countries and organized a series of conferences at the Foundation in New York City. He continued to imagine the initiative primarily as a type of yearbook summarizing the current state of research until 1958. This changed after Burg Wartenstein was inaugurated by the Foundation. Its first scholarly event was a symposium dedicated to exploring new ideas for Current Anthropology. Tax, Fejos and twelve invited scholars gathered, and Tax's innovations were consolidated into a proposal that continues to represent the backbone of the journal to this day. Current Anthropology was to be a journal, not a yearbook. It was to address a worldwide community of anthropologists, and its goal would be to represent and unify the ?anthropological sciences? by presenting articles across the discipline. Importantly, Tax envisioned a community of scholars rather then a representation of national traditions. The journal's purpose would not be to compete with national or specialist periodicals but, rather, to complement them by conveying knowledge to a broader inter­disciplinary audience, including scholars from related social sciences and from the humanities. The journal would be a communication bridge, reliable and fast. Its content would include major reviews of broad scope, often summarizing new research, and all subdisciplines and scholarly traditions would be welcome. The journal also was to include current news, reference materials, conference reports, bibliographical guides and a classified section. The first issue was mailed in September 1959?an enormous achievement in a short time, and one that proved Tax?s commitment and energy. Along with its wide-ranging content, a newly created network of associates enabled the journal to reach a worldwide community of scholars. Tax began by inviting some 3000 individuals to join as associates. Associates were mailed each issue, and could respond to its content via a tear-reply letter addressed to the editor?s office. In January 1960, Tax received 1,000 replies, validating his sense that anthropologists wanted a dialogue. By 1962, there were almost 2,500 associates, and 1,467 resided outside of North America. Associates contributed to the direction of the journal: they could nominate others, provide suggestions for articles, respond to what was published, and contribute with reviews, conference proceedings and commentaries. Through his duration as editor, Tax wrote regular letters to the associates, and would publish their replies as well. In this way, the journal mimicked some of the functions of a newsletter, and fulfilled the larger goals of communication and networking. Associates were asked to pay an annual fee, equivalent of $2 per individual associate (higher for institutions), and in countries with currency restrictions (such as in Eastern Europe) money was left in the country to be used for CA associated expenses. To encourage payment, The Viking Fund Publications also sponsored by the Foundation were added as a bonus to paying subscribers. Since its inception, the Wenner-Gren Foundation has sponsored Current Anthropology in different ways. After much deliberation, Current Anthropology kept English as its main language. However, submissions were (and still are) accepted in other languages, and all accepted items are fully edited and translated. In its earliest years, the journal offered, on the inside front cover, summaries of its submissions in different languages, including Arabic, French, German, Hindi , Russian and Serbo-Croatian. While more submissions come from North America then elsewhere and debate continues as to how to increase international submissions, Current Anthropology's forum-oriented method has proven fruitful. While the journal no longer relies on a network of associates, it continues an editorial policy that dates back to its early days, when associates were asked to comment on major research articles, and editors solicited responses to articles from the worldwide community. Current Anthropology Editors and their terms of service: Sol Tax 1959 ? 1974; Cyril Belshaw 1975 ? 1984; Adam Kuper 1985 ? 1992; Richard G. Fox 1993 ? 2001; Ben Orlove 2002 ? 2008; Mark Aldenderfer 2009 ? presentCondition:Robert Van Kemper's stamp to some of the front wrappers. Some light edge wear with some corners bumped. A complete set shipping of this item, because of the volume, will be $250.00.

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        The Moonstone

      New York: The Heritage Press,, 1959. With an introduction by Vincent Starrett. Illustrated by Dignimont. Octavo (233 × 153 mm). Finely bound by Maurin in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, twin rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With colour lithographs. A fine copy. A handsomely bound copy first published in 1868.

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