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

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        THE SAME DOOR. Short Stories. Signed

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

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

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

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        Advise and Consent

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

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

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        Charles-Albert Cingria & Édouard Zurlinden *

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

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        Paix dans les brisements *

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

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

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

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

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        Psycho (Signed)

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

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

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

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        The Mansion

      New York: Random House, 1959. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 500 numbered copies signed by the author. Octavo (21cm); black cloth, with titling and rule stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; blue topstain; 436pp. Topstain slightly faded, else Fine in the original acetate dustjacket; lightly rubbed overall - Near Fine. The third volume in Faulkner's Snopes trilogy.

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

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        The Americans

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

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

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

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        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.

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        Sommes-nous deux ou suis-je solitaire *

      Au Vent d'Arles, Paris 1959. - Dépliant à la chinoise sous plats de parchemin, le premier orné d'un motif doré répété au dos de l'étui-boîte, 25 x 14, pleine peau rouge, languette.L'un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Canton (31). Poésie et imagerie amoureuse d'une grande finesse, l'une des meilleure de l'artiste, avec un petit air de Matisse pour les plus dépouillées. Un livre très réussi, d'une belle inventivité. (Giroud 25)

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        El Codicé Azcatitlan

      2 parts. [101]-[135] pages with bibliography. Part 2, Codex: 29 facsimile plates, some in color and folding. Small folio (11 1/4" x 7 1/4") bound in original wrappers. Journal de la Société des Américanistes, New Series, volume XXXVIII. Includes the following articles. Tressages de frondes a Nazca by Raoul d'Harcourt; Les Indiens Sindagua (Colombie) by Henri Lehmann; La Langue Taruma by Cestmir Loukotka; Recherches archeologiques dans les Andes de Cajamarca by Henry and Paul Reichlen; Les langues de l"Ancien diocese de Trjuillo by Paul Rivet. First edition.The Codex Azcatitlan details the history of the Mexica from their migration from Aztlán to the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Christianization. The exact date it was written is not known, it is presumed it was written sometime between the mid 16th and 17th centuries. The text consists the pictorial Aztec codex, with pictorial representations and glyphs accompanied by Nahuatl, with Latin characters descriptions, the story told. It is composed of three parts. The first deals on an analytical mode the Aztec history since leaving the legendary Aztlán in year 1-Pedernal (Flint) (designated as 1168) until the founding of Tenochtitlan. The second part deals with the Aztec Tlatoanis history. The last part, quite diverse, deals with the arrival of the Spanish and the beginnings of the conquest of the Aztec Empire. The codex contains stylistic innovations such as volume and space suggestion, using color attenuation for this purpose. Remarkably, the drawings depict clothing folds, as well as an empirical perspective as well as composition. Unlike most other Mesoamerican codices, the name of this codex is not one of its owners, but its contents. Indeed, it is drawn with a Gloss indicating that the place of departure of the Aztec migration is Azcatitlan (derivative of Aztlan). It consists of 25 European paper 21 x 28 cm sheets (50 pages), painted on both sides. All pages contain color drawings and are in excellent state of preservation. Six pages of this document are lost and it is known they are missing since ancient times. The document was restored in 1959. The first document information is in the "Indian Historical Museum" catalog (1702?1755) and it was owned by Lorenzo Boturini Bernaducci. This famous collector personally bought indigenous codices and when he was arrested and subsequently deported Spain, his collection was confiscated. Subsequently the Codex is mentioned in the 19th century by Joseph Marius Alexis Aubin, who later sold his collection to Eugène Goupil. Upon his death, his widow donated the codex to the Bibliothèque nationale de France in 1898. The authors and the date of preparation of this document are unknown, but several elements show that it is a colonial codex. In fact, the binding method and painting style, mixing indigenous and European artistic conventions, notably by the use of perspectives, suggest that the book is not earlier than the second half of the 16th century. Michel Graulich considers the glosses are contemporary paintings and note the handwriting of these glosses resembles the style of other works of the last third of the 16th century. The codex seems to have been made by at least two painters-scribes (Tlacuiloque) with different styles.The codex is fastened in the European style.Condition:Some edge wear to wrappers, sunning to edges and spine else a very good copy.

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        The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1959. First edition of the author's autobiographical work based on her early life among white settlers on her father's coffee plantation in Kenya. Octavo. Original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "Inscribed with love for Frank Elspeth Huxley". Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Elspeth Huxley prolifically wrote thirty books, but she is best known for her lyrical books The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard. Both are based on her experiences growing up in a coffee farm in Colonial Kenya. Her husband, Gervas Huxley was related to both Thomas and Aldous Huxley (Lownie, 2006). A year after the publication of The Flame Trees of Thika, Huxley was appointed an independent member of the Advisory Commission for the Review of the Constitution of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. She was an advocate of colonialism early in life and later called for independence for African countries (Ibid.). In the 1960s, she served as a correspondent for the National Review magazine. It was later made into the well received television series originally airing in 1981.

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        Textile Designs of Japan - 3 Volume Set

      Osaka: Japan Color Design Center. Very Good in Good dustjacket; Three-volume 10 x 14 Hardback set in Very . Good condition. The dustjackets are chipped at the head and foot of each . volume.. 1959,1960,1961. Hardcover. Illustrated by 165 color plates, almost 1000 black and white; Volume 1: Designs Composed Mainly in Free Style; Volume 2: Design Composed Mainly in Geometric Arrangement; Volume 3: Designs of Ryukyu, Ainu and Foreign Textiles.; 25; 223 pp. of text .

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        L' homme déguisé en homme *

      A & P. Gonin, Lausanne 15.12.1959. - En feuilles 35 x 28, couverture rouille imprimée rempliée, double emboîtage bordé, chemise demi parchemin à titre bleuté. Somptueux illustré, encore méconnu de nos voisins, tout comme une autre collaboration franco-suisse de Claude Roy avec un autre Hans, puisqu'il s'agit de Erni avec qui il a signé les "Esquisses pour Doris" en 1953. Édition originale. L'un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, après 15 Auvergne avec suite sur Chine avec deux études et un cuivre barré et 35 hors commerce.

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        No, dear, you don't wink in Bach, only in Chopin

      1959. Sheet size: 190 × 140 mm. Pen and ink on wove paper. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 10 June 1959. The libel case brought by Liberace against the Daily Mirror, whose columnist Cassandra had described the flamboyant pianist as "a deadly, winking, sniggering, snuggling, chromium-plated, scent-impregnated, luminous, quivering, giggling, fruit-flavoured, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love." The case, which involved Liberace perjuring himself, was a famous victory for the popular entertainer.

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        The Mansion

      New York: Random House, 1959 First Edition. Fine copy of the limited Edition. 1 of 500 copies signed by Faulkner, this being # 86. The book is covered by the original fine glassine dustjacket. Housed in a clamshell case. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Time For A Tiger

      Heinemann, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 1959. First Edition. 214 pages. Blue boards. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Light foxing to the endpapers and fore-edge. Good boards with minimal wear. Light wear to the dustjacket with tears, nicks and creases to the spine, edges and corners. Sunning to spine. A good example.

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        Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters

      United States: Little Brown & Co., 1959. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover w/ jacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed by the Author. Clean text. Gently read. FFEP has been removed. Not an ex-library copy as it exhibits no other markings. Dedication page present, 1st Edition 1st Printing second issue. Uniform toning to the edges of the text block. Bump to the top corner of the front hinge with some light sunning and wear to the extremities. Faint creasing to the top corner of the text block (not dog earing or folding) reflecting the bump to the front hinge. Grey cloth boards & spine, gold spine lettering. Dust cover not price clipped. Light chipping to the spine crown and heel, light creasing to the top corner of the front panel, spine mildly sunned with faint toning/soiling to the jacket as a whole. Presents well under new mylar cover. Rare inscribed volume.

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        Projective Verse [Inscribed Association Copy]

      (NY): (Totem). (1959). The first separate edition of this essay by Olson, originally published in 1950 and here published by the poet Leroi Jones's press. Olson's essay, which argued for a form of poetry that was dictated not by the external structures of line and meter but by the internal "structure" of the poet's breath, was a radical and influential statement, and it helped attract a number of poets to Black Mountain College where he was teaching at the time. Among the poets who came to Black Mountain, largely because of Olson's presence there, were Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, and Denise Levertov. "Projective Verse" is widely considered Olson's most important critical statement on poetry in much the same way as The Maximus Poems -- although a much larger work -- is considered his most important poetic statement. Warmly inscribed by Olson in 1960 to poet Vince Ferrini and his wife, Mary Shore. An excellent association copy: Ferrini and Olson were both friends and competitors, and Ferrini introduced Olson to Robert Creeley; in addition, Olson addressed Ferrini directly in The Maximus Poems. One spot to front cover; near fine in stapled wrappers. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        L'Hérésiarque et Cie. Eaux-fortes originales de Jacques Ramondot

      Paris: Les Francs Bibliophiles, 1959. Livre. Illus. by Jacques Ramondot. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Édition illustrée. Paris, Les Francs Bibliophiles, 1959. 32 x 24 cm, grand in-4, 200 pp. - 3 ff. n. ch., 45 eaux-fortes originales en noir dans le texte ou à pleine page, toutes sous serpentes, frontispice, en feuilles sous couverture entièrement illustrée, chemise illustrée et portant le titre au dos, étui illustré. L'un des 160 exemplaires sur Rives, seul papier (n° 160). Exemplaire enrichi d'une SUITE non annoncée de 4 eaux-fortes sur vergé, reprenant les illustrations utilisées pour la chemise et l'étui, ainsi que d'une EAU-FORTE ORIGINALE SIGNEE au format de l'ouvrage mais non destinée à celui-ci (timbre sec de la Galerie des peintres-graveurs, J. Frapier). Une fort élégante réalisation, remarquable, entre autres, pour l'originalité de son emboîtage. Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 355).

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        Goodbye, Columbus [Review Copy]

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1959. A review copy of his first book, a collection of short fiction including the title novella -- which was the basis for a well-received movie in the Sixties -- and five short stories. Winner of the National Book Award. Mild indentation to front board, otherwise a fine copy in a very near fine, very slightly rubbed dust jacket. Author photo (no review slip) laid in. One of the nicest copies we've seen of this book, and extremely scarce as an advance copy. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Goodbye Columbus

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

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        Die Blechtrommel, Katz und Maus, Hundejahre, [The Tin Drum, Cat and Mouse, Dog Years]

      Luchterhand, 1959. First German editions and true firsts of the author's Danzig Trilogy. Octavo, 3 volumes. Original cloth. Each copy is signed by Gunter Grass. Each are fine in near fine dust jackets. A very sharp set, uncommon signed. Gunter Grass followed up the Tin Drum with Cat and Mouse and The Dog Years, which also tell about life in the Free City of Danzig before, during, and after World War II. In awarding Gunter Grass the Nobel Prize in 1999, The Swedish Academy stated that "The Tin Drum will become one of the enduring literary works of the twentieth century.

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        François d'Assise.

      Flammarion 1959 - - Flammarion, Paris _1959, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Exceptionnel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur, à pleine page, à son ami Maurice Martin du Gard. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lay the Marble Tea

      Carp Press. PAPERBACK. stapled white wraps Cover illustration by Kenn Davis unpaginated . Good. 1959.

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        La Rédemption par les Bêtes

      Paris, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Pierre Bonnard (Fernand Mourlot). Number 227 of 280 loose in a cloth portfolio with browning to the spine, and a slipcase worn at the edges, printed on Rives. Internally fine. The lithographs were begun by Bonnard in 1928 and finished by Mourlot after his death in 1947. Size: Quarto (4to). Illustrator: Pierre Bonnard (Fernand Mourlot). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Art & Design; Inventory No: 040022. .

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        Italian Fables. Translated from the Italian by Louis Brigante

      New York: The Orion Press,, 1959. Small quarto. Original yellow boards, titles to spine in red. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated by Michael Train. A fine copy in the very lightly tanned dust jacket with a single tear at one fold. First US edition, first printing. With Calvino's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "to Burt Britton Italo Calvino".

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        Playbill for The Playhouse Theatre Fred Coe Presents The Miracle Worker Signed By Star Performers Anne Bancroft, Patrcia Neal, James Congdon & Patty Duke

      1959. Circa 1959 from the Tony Award-winning (5) Broadway show which ran for 719 performances; the show about the early life of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan; with this stellar cast, signed in full by Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, James Congdon, Patricia Neal; 6 1/2 " x 9" approx., printed two sides; all four autographs are on the front, in blue ink; some edge, tips wear, darkening, a little spottiness, a little splitting old fold-lines with no loss; in good condition and great autograph theater history ephemeral item. . Good.

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      This is a delightful Gouache of an Apache Spirit Dancer dated 1959 by artist and illustrator Mahlon Blaine. Although more well know for his book illustrations and dust jackets ( he drew the jackets for John Steinbeck's first two books; CUP OF GOLD and TO A GOD UNKNOWN), Blaine also was a watercolor, pen and ink and occasionally oils artist.According to Robert Arrington's entry in "THE ART OF MAHLON BLAINE" [1982, pp. 6 ] " His interest in Indian legends, both North and South American, spans most of his career. There are some Northwest Coast and Aztec myths that he drew in 1925, and as late as 1959 he was painting Apache and Hopi tales. About this time he was also putting in gouache some Navajo sand paintings, complete with explanatory charts and illustrated letters. Some of his Hopi paintings are signed with the name "Quah u' kah, another of his several pseudonyms..."This painting measures overall 21 inches by 15 inches and the image area is 18 inches by 12 inches ( approx. 30 cm x 39 cm). It is predominately sky blue, with vivid red, orange, yellow and grey. The Apache Spirit is dancing on a bed of flames, holding a sword in each hand, pointing above to an elaborate headress.It is signed lower right QUA'HUKAH with a small thunderbird in red and dated 1959. The frame has a bronze plaque with the title and artist.See Trenary "Mahlon Blaine One Eyed Visionary" page 22 for more on these paintings, for more on the signature page 51.Please inquire as to shipping and insurance costs before sale.

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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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        Mexico City Blues

      Grove Press 1959 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Printing" printed on the copyright page. A superb copy with a REVIEW SLIP from the publisher laid into the book. This FIRST ISSUE dustjacket with the dustjacket printed in black and white instead of color is seldom seen in this nice condition. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $3.95 printed price present with a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition and appears unread. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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