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        Goldfinger (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959., 1959. First Impression, First Issue, Second State. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' 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's fourteen original Bond books which was was adapted as the third film (1964) in the EON Productions' 007 series. Gilbert A7a (1.2)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      London: Jonathan Cape, 1959 First edition, first impression of the 7th James Bond Agent 007 adventure. Publisher’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.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Goldfinger (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959., 1959. First Impression, First Issue, Second State. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' 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's fourteen original Bond books which was was adapted as the third film (1964) in the EON Productions' 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's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' 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's trademark brooding tonality. In fact, many of the images - especially those of people - bear an eerie similarity to Heath'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'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' 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's statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson'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's first venture into publishing, and his jagged and stark illustrations amplify the fire and brimstone of Blake'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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Separate Peace, A

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1959. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. The true First Edition of the author'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'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'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's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' 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'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'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’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'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'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'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'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'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'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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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'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'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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        La terre

      La pleiade, 1959. in8 cartonné jaquette hardcover. pas d'etui.

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        The last Works of Henri Matisse 1950-1954 Verve IX 35 / 36 [ Nine 9 ]

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1959. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Salesman's Dummy. 10.5 x 14 inches, color printed paper covered boards. A salesman's dummy for this book sold by Harcourt, Brace and Company in 1959. Marked "Advance Order Sample Copy" on the "title page" which notes it is to be published in November 5, 1958 in a limited edition of 2,000 copies. The front flyleaf is also stamped "DUMMY WITHOUT VALUE". As with most sample books, this one contains examples of the eventual work. 6 color single page lithographs, 2 double page color lithographs, one triple page color plate lithograph, and one four page, color plate lithograph (this last with some creasing). There are also 16 pages of black and white images, we assume examples of the 32 pages of drawings in heliogravure. The balance of the book is filled with blank pages. This example is worn at the extremities, with amateur tape repairs to the spine panel and wear at the corners. A nice addition to any Matisse, Verve, or Sample Book collection.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      Langsner, Jules. Foreword by James Elliott. FOUR ABSTRACT CLASSICISTS. San Francisco & Los Angeles, CA: San Francisco Museum of Art & Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1959. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Exhibition Catalog. Very Good -. 70pp, 4 color and 40 b&w illustrations. Designed by Louis Danziger. With artists' biographies and exhibition histories. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is elegant catalogue published in conjunction with the ground-breaking 1959 San Francisco Museum of Art exhibition of ten paintings each by Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, and John McLaughlin entitled "Four Abstract Classicists". An internally most handsome copy of this uncommon document showing some light overall wear, soiling and age-toning to its stark black and white covers. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 021475&

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      Zurich. March 1959 through September 1975.. Whole numbers 2, 8, 13, 14, 15, 30, 36, 39, 41, 42, 44, 46, 47, 66 and 68. Fifteen issues. Folio. Loose sheets laid into original pictorial wrappers. Profusely illustrated with original woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs, etc. Three wrappers lightly foxed, otherwise very good to fine. Edited and published by Sven Knebel and Felix Rellstab. A fine representative sampling of issues of this handsome periodical devoted to original graphic arts and literature in translation. Of the above numbers, all but issues 2, 8, 15 and 30 are the special deluxe issue (usually one of 100 or 120 numbered copies), with many of the original graphics signed by the artist, and with a supplemental graphic, hors-texte, also usually signed by the artist. These separates include works by Carlo Duss (#s13 & 36); Erich Schönig (#14); Pierre Baltensperger (#39); Rolf Nägeli (#41); Georges Lemoine (#42); Jürgen Zumbrunnen (#44); Walter Worn (#46, in this case unsigned, and printed with six poems by Rainer Brambach); Emanuel Jacob (#47, unsigned); Secondo Püschel (#66, signed and numbered, with the errata slip outlining the inclusion of this rather than the item called for on the back wrapper); and Hans Gantert (#68). The lot is accompanied by a duplicate of the deluxe issue of #41, and two deluxe copies of #15, lacking the separate print. Literary contributors include Frost, Sachs, Alberti, Char, Corso, Brecht, MacLeish, W.C. Williams, Quasimodo, et al.

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        Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959, 1959. Hardcover reprint. AN INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY. Publisher's black, gilt-embossed cloth-effect paper over boards, in purple dustwrapper. Minor wear, a little bumped, jacket with some wear to extremities, rubbed to joints. Signed by the author to the flyleaf. This copy is from the library of Stan Meyer, with his ownership plate to the endpaper; Meyer was the film producer responsible for 'Dragnet', the most successful police series on US television, and had an interest in acquiring the early James Bond titles for the big screen. Fleming first met him in August 1954 and presented an inscribed American first edition of Casino Royale (this copy previosly sold through our offices). Although no film deal was forthcoming, the pair became friends and a character in the third book 'Moonraker' (Drax's card-playing partner Max Meyer), was named in his honour. They kept in contact and Meyer received several signed Fleming titles over the next fe years. An important copy. See Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, pages 47, 90, 666.

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      New York: Alfred A Knopf,, 1959 First Edition Inscribed by Ira Gershwin to the front endpaper. 'For Gus Gabriel with best wishes and appreciation, Ira Gershwin.' 8vo. 366 pp. Dedicatee's attractive bookplate to the front pastedown. A near fine or better copy in 1/4 brown over green cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with two intertwined glass ring stains to the bottom of the front panel. Gus Gabriel, President of Dunhill Publishing, was the husband of Ethel Gabriel, the only woman record producer and music executive in the industry, producing many Gershwin hits.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Circus of the Sun

      Journeyman Books (New York: Journeyman Books. 1959). First. First edition. Cloth and photographically illustrated papercovered boards. Drawings and design by Emil Antonucci. Cover photograph by Charles Harbutt. Fine in a good, original unprinted glassine dustwrapper. One of 500 numbered copies Signed by both Lax and Antonucci. Additionally, briefly Inscribed by Lax: "Douglas / Bob." Lax's first and most famous book, a meditation on the Creation, was described in the New York Times as "perhaps the greatest English language poem of this century." A close friend of Thomas Merton's, their correspondence was published. Occasionally described as a hermit, Lax did little to advance his literary career. His sparing use of words qualifies him as one of the founders of literary minimalism. .

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        The Naked Lunch

      New York; Grove Press, 1959. The true first edition. In the 1st state dust jacket complying with the price and the zip code issues. Description: 225 p. ; 18 cm. Subjects: Drug addicts--Fiction. Recovering addicts--Fiction. Alienation (Social psychology) --Fiction. Drug withdrawal symptoms--Fiction. Form/Genre: Psychological fiction. Fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request.

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        Doctor Sax. Faust Part Three

      New York: Grove Press, Inc.,, 1959. Octavo. Original printed wrappers. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by The Chelsea Bindery. Wrappers lightly scratched and rubbed on hinges but still a very good copy with a nice inscription. First edition, first impression, Evergreen Books issue. Inscribed on the front free endpaper in blue ink by the author: "Dear Jeff, This is the final Baroque version of the Faust Legend, mixed with some New England Gothicism, Jack Kerouac." The recipient was Jeff Geilich, and it would appear that Henri Cru, Kerouac's longtime friend dating from his high school years at Horace Mann prep school, got the book inscribed for Geilich and then mailed it to him, at the Carmel Country Club (now the Sedgewood Club) in Carmel, New York. Cru appears in Kerouac's novels as "Remi Boncoeur" (On The Road) and "Deni Bleu" (Lonesome Traveler and others). This is the softcover issue of the book; there was a small simultaneous hardcover edition published as well.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [1pp. ALS to Esquire Editor David Solomon]

      Devon: np, 1959. First edition. Fine. Folds from mailing, else fine with original envelope. On O'Casey's blue stationary letterhead, dated 18 June, 1959. Concerning his upcoming publication in Esquire: "I am very glad that the 'Prerumble' [published in the Dec. 1959 issue] is to open its eyes in the pages of your ESQUIRE. The printing of it will be a fine prerumble of the play in New York City." 'Prerumble' was the preface to one of Shaw's suppressed plays. He goes on to note: "I have been warned that one of my age should be silent, and let the Lord God speak, but like Shaw's Tanner, I go on talking." Entirely in the writer's hand and signed in full. Approx. 100 words.

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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris: Olympia Press. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of Burroughs's masterpiece, one of only 5000 copies printed. "Burroughs was the last great avatar of literary modernism and Naked Lunch is his most important work. Like an intrepid explorer into the inner space of the human psyche, Burroughs was unafraid to offer up his own unconscious as a kind of test bed, within which to allow the most sinister and viral of ideas to propagate. It was this activity-part alchemical, part psychological-that allowed him to prophesy with unerring accuracy the hideous modes that human behavior would assume in the post-apocalyptic second half of the twentieth century. Naked Lunch is essential reading for anyone who maintains any illusions about anything" (Will Self). Time All-Time 100 Novels. Paris: Olympia Press, (1959). Octavo, original wrappers (first issue with 1500FR and no over-stamp on rear wrapper), original dust jacket. Book near-fine with a little creasing to spine; dust jacket with a little wear at spine ends and light toning to spine and edges.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Life Studies (Signed First Edition)

      London: Faber and Faber, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. National Book Award winning collection of poetry with this edition preceding the U.S edition. A tight close to near fine copy with a small faint owner name that has partially erased to the front free in a very good plus dust jacket with a small tear to the top of the spine which is somewhat darkened. Signed by Lowell on the title page. A very nice copy of this important book.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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      (DE GEER, KARL JOHAN).Kugelberg, Johan. KARL JOHAN DE GEER: THE CAMERA AS CONSOLATION 1959-1980 - DELUXE LIMITED SIGNED EDITION WITH A VINTAGE PRINT HOUSED IN A HAND DRAWN SLIPCASE BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER . Signed by the Photographer - with a Photo Laid In. New York: Ectoplasm Books, 2009. First Edition. Oblong Small 4to. Boards in Pictorial Jacket. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. np (60pp), profusely illustrated in b&w. Designed by Taylor Brigode for Octopuss Limited. "Carl Johan De Geer, born in 1938, grew up in absurd privilege and abject unhappiness as a member of one of Sweden’s most powerful aristocrat families. His parents showed no discernable interest in him or his siblings, and so he grew up on a grand country estate with his grandparents, went to art school in the late 1950’s, and in an epic choice of rejection lived his life to this day as a perennial Swedish underground artist, working in counterpoint to the privilege of his surname. De Geer, as a masterful Leica M4 snapshot giant à la Van Der Elsken or Daido Moriyama, has the sacred ability to capture the monotone grit of everyday life and demand its reflection. He gives us a glimpse of a Sweden inhabited by people who are the other, whose life experience is impregnated with otherness, providing a visual cue into an unseen world. The visible scratches, fades and imperfections, the wabi-sabi of this collection of vintage prints, is reflected in the images". "The Camera as Consolation" is the hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with the Johan Kugelberg curated 2009 Boo-Hooray Gallery exhibition of the gritty Vietnam-era social reportage of this unsung Swedish master that parallels the work Ed Van Der Elsken and Anders Peterson. A pristine copy of this already out of print document from a handful of ultra deluxe copies BOLDLY SIGNED by Carl Johan De Geer in black ink on the front free endpaper that comes with a 5 3/4 x 4 1/8" SIGNED VINTAGE B&W PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT in a translucent archival envelope affixed to the inside front cover and is housed in the publisher's handmade black linen over board slipcase with a SIGNED DRAWING in white marker on the front face by Carl Johan De Geer, as issued. Laid in is the gallery's printed exhibition invitation as well as a special numbered (24/80) silkscreened opening invitation designed and SIGNED by the photographer. 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: 017909&

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