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        Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centenary: 1859-1959 - 56/100 limited deluxe edition

      Privately Printed 1959. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Limited Deluxe Edition no. 56 of 100 in full red crushed morocco. Complete with all plates and illustrations, in original publisher's matching red slip-case. Lightly rubbed to spine, occasional light marking to slip-case, overall a near-fine copy of this genuine Doyle rarity.

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        The Americans

      New York: Grove Press, 1959.. First edition of the photographer's masterpiece with 83 black-and-white full-page photogravures. Oblong quarto. An excellent copy in a very good dust jacket that shows wear and chipping. Inscribed by Robert Frank.

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        The Haunted Palace: A Life of Edgar Allan Poe (First Edition, Kenneth Millar's annotated review copy, with five-page signed manuscript of his review of the book)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. Author Kenneth Millar's review copy, annotated throughout by him in holograph pencil, and profusely so on the endpapers. Laid in is a five-page manuscript letter signed of Millar's review for the book, undated but presumably early 1959. The review, to our knowledge was never published, nor collected in book form.& & Millar's review demonstrates a broad knowledge of the genre he was instrumental in redefining for his era (writing as Millar, Ross Macdonald, John Macdonald, and John Ross Macdonald), and is an intriguing insight into how such an author viewed the father of that genre.& & Book: Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Letter: Five and approximately 1/4 quarto leaves, lined three-hole notebook paper, rectos only, in blue holograph ink with the exception of the last few sentences, with corrections in the same blue ink throughout. Folded horizontally at the center, else Near Fine.

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        Goodbye Columbus

      Houghton Mifflin 1959 Houghton Mifflin, New York 1959. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards. Signed by Philip Roth on an unattached bookplate. The Signature is 100% Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light fraying at the spine, cloth repaired at the outer gutter of the spine, rubbed corners, clean pages with a few minor spots, light spots on the boards. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $3.75 at the front flap, bright front panel, author's photo at the rear panel with a few light spots, shelf wear, light chipping at the head of the jacket spine, small area darkened at the jacket spine from a removed label.

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        Richard Nixon: A Political And Personal Portrait

      New York, Harper & Brothers, [1959]. First Edition. Inscription signed by 'Dick Nixon' on the front free endpaper. Inscription signed by Gene Trumbl on the front free endpaper. Previous owner has noted location and date in ink on the front free endpaper. Minor wear at the extremities of the dust jacket, otherwise fine condition in a fine dust jacket.

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        Öl auf Leinwand Weiß schwebend handsigniert datiert 1959

      1959 - Gemälde Öl auf Leinwand auf Keilrahmen, rückseitig betitelt: Weiß schwebend ,gerahmt, Bildmaße 80 x 100 cm, signiert, datiert 1959, Bild sollte wg. der Größe am besten abgeholt werden oder eine Spedition zur Abholung genutzt werden, Versand nur als Sperrgut möglich, Bild in gutem Zustand, an einige stellen leichte craquelé, Ferdinand Spindel (1913 in Essen, 1980 in Neuenkirchen bei Soltau) war ein deutscher Objektkünstler. Nach seiner Schulzeit machte Spindel eine Ausbildung zum Gebrauchsgraphiker an der Folkwangschule in Essen. 1957 wird er Mitglied des Deutschen Künstlerbundes, und steht seit dieser Zeit in engem Kontakt zur 1957 von Heinz Mack und Otto Piene gegründeten Gruppe ZERO. Spindel wendet sich nach ungegenständlichen Arbeiten der 1950er Jahre ab 1963 alltäglichen Materialien zu. Vor allem der Schaumstoff wird zu seinem bevorzugten Ausdrucksmittel seiner oft unbetitelten Reliefs, Materialbilder und Objekte, die eine neue Ästhetik des formbaren, weichen Materials erschließen. Bildhaft auf Spanplatten fixiert oder auch verschnürt und freistehend platziert, gibt Spindel dem Material neue Form und Sprache, wobei er seine Arbeiten teils monochrom übermalt, teils die Originalfarbe des jeweiligen Schaumstoffs beibehält. Seine Arbeiten haben Bezug zu Neuen Realismus und Konzeptkunst. Bekanntere Vertreter sind u.a. Yves Klein, Spörri . Spindel ging es um die Auslotung von neuem Materials für die Kunst. Mit dem Schaumstoff hat ein sein Thema/Material gefunden. 1964 und 1971 erhielt er den Kunstpreis der Stadt Gelsenkirchen und 1972 den Konrad-von-Soest-Preis des Landschaftsverbandes Westfalen-Lippe. Spindel war von 1963 bis 1973 Mitglied und Vorsitzender der Künstlersiedlung Halfmannshof in Gelsenkirchen. (infos: Internet, u.a. wikipedia)

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        Operational Plan for Project TIROS NASA Satellite

      Allied Research Associates, NASA, 1959. Softcover. Very Good. Allied Research Associates / NASA, Boston 1959. Typed internal NASA/Allied Research document with correction notes in pencil. In a stiff Allied Research binder. TIROS project NASA satellite internal document discussing the operational plan for the launch of the satellite and its uses. Labeled copy 6 of 40 at the title page. Rare. Book Condition: Very Good+, coffee stain on the title page, otherwise clean pages, age toning. Comes in a poly bag with cardboard backing.

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      - [Facsimile edition]. Pp. [6](bibliographical statement by Geoffrey Keynes)+[2](colophon, blank), plus coloured frontispiece, pictorial title page, and 9 plates, text printed in brown; super roy. 4to; qr. tan morocco, spine lettered in gilt, marbled papered boards; matching marbled papered slipcase, edges a trifle rubbed; t.e.g.; occasional faint soiling; The Trianon Press (Paris), for The William Blake Trust, London, 1959. One of 446 numbered copies (this out-of-series), printed on Arches pure rag paper, made to match that used by Blake. Bentley, Blake Books, 216. *The illuminated pages were reproduced in Paris by collotype and stencil. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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].

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Le jardin des roses

      Editions d'art H. Piazza 1959 Très bon état. En feuilles sous étui, emboitage et chemise. Luxeuse réalisation comprenant douze planches d'illustrations, page de titre enluminée. Un des 50 ex. sur vélin de Rives auquels on a ajouté une suite en couleurs et la décomposition des couleurs d'une illustration après 13 ex. comprenant une aquarelle. Suivent 1400 ex. Joint le tiré à part promotionnel comprenant la page de titre et deux illustrations sous chemise illustrée.

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        Pax 10 [Hymn by Jack Kerouac]

      no publisher New York: [no publisher]. 1959. Broadsheet. Approximately 17.5" x 11". Single sheet folded twice, as issued. The slightest bit of toning along the right edge, else fine. Pax was a broadside periodical published by Lax from the offices of Jubilee magazine beginning in 1956 and running until 1962. This broadside features the first appearance of Jack Kerouac's poem "Hymn [God Pray For Me]" with accompanying illustration by David Budd. Scarce. .

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      Abstracta 1959 9 radierungen von Emil Schumacher vorwort von Hans Platschek (cm 30x24,5; 25x11). Den druck der Radierungen besorgte Katelhon, Wamel bei Soest/W. Alle Rechte bei Johanna Schiessel. 9 incisioni numerate e firmate a matita dall'artista (cm 30x24,5; 25x11) folio (cm 50x37) pp. 10 fogli sciolti in cartella in mezza tela (loose as issued in original half-cloth portfolio) Ottimo (Fine)

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        Il Caffè Politico Letterario. Anni 1959-1977

      Sciascia/Amicucci/Il Caffè 1959 Scritti dei principali poeti, narratori e saggisti italiani e stranieri. Fra gli altri: L. Bartolini, F. Fortini, M. Jacob, A. Arbasino, E. Pound, C. J. Cela, G. Parise, E. Zolla, D. Buzzati (Il capitano Pic), V. Sereni, M. Luzi, J. Cortazar, A. Delfini (Poesie della fine del mondo), L. Longanesi, N. Ginzburg, L. Romano, C. Bo, B. Fenoglio (Il padrone paga male), P. Chiara, T. Landolfi, S. Beckett, A. Zanzotto, R. Bilenchi, G. Comisso, C. Pavese ("Congedato", Racconto inedito), I. Calvino Tutto il pubblicato della nuova serie. Nel corso degli anni la rivista cambia più volte editore, formato, grafica e periodicità (mensile, bimestrale, trimestrale). Dall'anno 1962 vengono introdotte le illustrazioni (disegni originali). 8vo pp. da 64 a 250/fasc. broch Ottimo (Fine)

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        Gerard ter Borchs.,Leiden,Martinus Nijhoff International,1959

      Martinus Nijhoff International 1959 German Text. Leiden, 1959; 2 voll., clothbound, pp. 780, b/w plates, cm 24x31,5. deutsch clothbound

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        Senza titolo

      Litografia es. p.d.a. Firma a matita Ottimo (Fine)

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        Etchings And Drypoints By Frank W. Benson. Volume 5

      , Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1959. First Edition. One of 400 numbered copies with an original etching by Benson, of which only 350 were for sale. Includes 68 illustrations in black-and-white from Benson's work during the years 1929-1942. Foreward by Arthur William Heintzelman. Bound in publisher's original quarter cloth and blue paper boards with a paper label on the spine. Minor wear and small closed tears to dust jacket, book is fine.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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      Del Turco/Bozzi 1959-1969 In-4 p., 4 voll., tela edit., sovrac., ca. 500 pp. cad., riccamente illustr. in b.n. e a colori nel t. Prima edizione. Offriamo: voll. 1-3 - ?Roma (in 2 voll.) - Lazio-Umbria?. vol. 4 - ?Marche e Romagna?. In ottimo stato. .

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        Goodbye, Columbus

      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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        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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      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 'holy trinity of American crime writers' 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: Andre Deutsch, 1959 Richler, Mordecai. THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ. Signed. London: Andre Deutsch, 1959. True First Edition (with 'printed in Holland for Andre Deutsch', correct copyright line and sterling price on the dustwrapper flap) of Mordecai Richler's fourth novel, firmly establishing his literary reputation, Signed by him on the title-page. 8vo. 319 pp. A near fine copy in red cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a near fine Bernard Blatch designed pictorial dustwrapper showing some light use. Adapted into the Screenwriters Guild of America Award winning film with Richard Dreyfuss as Duddy Kravitz, one of the most 'magnetic anti-heroes in literature', compared by critics to Budd Schulberg's, Sammy Glick in his acclaimed, What Makes Sammy Run? Excellent Example.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Bible In Aramaic: Based On Old Manuscripts And Printed Texts. Four Volumes Bound In Five.

      Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1959, 1959, 1962, 1968, 1973. . Volume I: THE PENTATEUCH ACCORDING TO TARGUM ONKELOS; Volume II: THE FORMER PROPHETS ACCORDING TO TARGUM JONATHAN; Volume III: THE LATTER PROPHETS ACCORDING TO TARGUM JONATHAN; Volume IV A: THE HAGIOGRAPHA: TRANSITION FROM TRANSLATION TO MIDRASH; Volume IV B: THE TARGUM AND THE HEBREW BIBLE. Bound in the publisher's original brown cloth with the front covers and spines stamped in gilt. Volumes IV A and IV B show some fading and the gilt on their spines is rubbed, otherwise a very good set.

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      Dante Bertieri stampatore 1959 Legatura d'artista.ÊPrima edizione.Êottima copiaÊVoyelles - A noir, E blanc, I rouge, O bleu, U vert - Con 5 incisioni originali a colori di Luigi Veronesi. La Dante Bertieri ha stampato questo fascicolo per gli amici e per i clienti. Di questa edizione fuori commercio curata da Luigi Veronesi, sono state stampate 300 copie con carattere Garamont su carta della Cartiera Filippo Milano di Amalfi. Le incisioni originali sono state distrutte dopo la tiratura. Esemplare n. IV - Finito di stampare in Milano nel dicembre 1959

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        THE POORHOUSE FAIR. Signed

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959 Superb copy of the First Edition of the author's first novel neatly Inscribed in blue ink by John Updike on the front free endpaper: "For Sharon / John Updike". A fine example in 1/4 tan cloth over green paper covered boards, silver and gilt titles to the spine in a fine fresh first issue dustwrapper. 8vo. 185 pp. The book was signed at a 1990 McGill University Reading. A brilliant first novel by this pre-eminent American author.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Lord of the Rings, 1959 1st UK Edition with Dustjackets and Custom Slipcase

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1959. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1959, these books are early impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Ring is an 8th impression published in 1959, in its correct 8th impression dustjacket. The Two Towers is a 6th impression published in 1959. The Return of the King is a 5th impression also published in 1959. All three books have their correct and original dustjackets in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition showing some light fading to the red lettering on the spine. They show no tears or loss to the edges, and are only very lightly tanned to the spine. The dustjackets are not price clipped. The books are in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition with a bit of offsetting and a few spots of tape ghosting mainly to the endpapers from an early style of dustjacket protector. Same neat previous owners name to the front free endpaper in each of the books. The dustjackets are in remarkable condition with no loss or edgewear, nor any tears whatsoever. The gilt to the spines are all clean and bright. Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear, and all are in excellent condition with no tears or extra folds noted. A custom faux leather slipcase to house and protect this wonderful set of books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris, The Olympia Press, , 1959. First Edition. First edition, 8vo, 226 pp., green wraps with dust jacket. Green border on title page, "Francs 1500" stated on dust jacket. Number 76 in The Olympia Press's Traveller's Companion Series, one of 5, 000 copies. Lower front of green wraps slightly unattached from spine. Small chip to heel of green wrap. Dust jacket has minor chipping to head and heel, not affecting author or publisher lettering and a one inch closed tear from the mid foredge inward. Book and dust jacket are very good plus. Overall a desirable copy of this seminal beat novel. Original Wraps. Book condition: Very Good

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        Richard Nixon: A Political And Personal Portrait

      First Edition. Inscription signed by 'Dick Nixon' on the front free endpaper. Inscription signed by Gene Trumbl on the front free endpaper. Previous owner has noted location and date in ink on the front free endpaper. Minor wear at the extremities of the dust jacket, otherwise fine condition in a fine dust jacket.

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        Etchings And Drypoints By Frank W. Benson. Volume 5

      First Edition. One of 400 numbered copies with an original etching by Benson, of which only 350 were for sale. Includes 68 illustrations in black-and-white from Benson's work during the years 1929-1942. Foreward by Arthur William Heintzelman. Bound in publisher's original quarter cloth and blue paper boards with a paper label on the spine. Minor wear and small closed tears to dust jacket, book is fine.

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        (Katalog der Ausstellung)

      22,5x30,5 cm. 8 n.n. S. mit s/w. Fotos. Originalbroschur. Dazu: 1 Originalfederzeichnung (Atelierszene) 27,5 x 21,5 cm. Unten links signiert und bez. Juillet 58. Rückseitig mehrzeilige Notizen in Holländisch von Bogart (?) über Verhandlungen mit der Galerie Gimpel.

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        Cider with Rosie. With Drawings by John Ward. FIRST ISSUE IN UNCLIPPED DUST-WRAPPER

      Hogarth Press, 1959. 8vo., First Edition, First Issue, with a frontispiece and numerous illustrations (many full-page) in the text; original green cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped d/w.Very nice copy of the first volume of Lee's autobiographical trilogy, set in the village of Slad in Gloucestershire and with striking d/w and illustrations by John Ward.This is the first issue, with the passage on the fire at the piano-works (p.272) subsequently suppressed.

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        The Beast Master

      Harcourt Brace and Company New York: Harcourt Brace and Company. (1959). First. First edition. Foxing confined to the endpapers (and jacket flaps), else fine in very near fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the title page. Probably the most popular book by the "Grand Dame of Science-Fiction" (the Cleveland-born author assumed a male name to better sell her works), a sword and sorcery epic that was the uncredited source for the less than classic but mildly amusing 1982 film The Beastmaster with Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, and Rip Torn, and the television series it spawned. Scarce in nice condition, uncommon signed, and very seldom found with both. .

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        The Mansion

      Random House 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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        Porgy and Bess. Zink-Lavis von H. Steiner.

      2° (65 x 50 cm), 1 Doppelbl. Text u. 12 (statt 10) Orig.-Graphiken, Lose Bl. in Mappe in Transp.-OU., OU min. unfrisch, Blätter am Rand min. gebräunt. Ex. Nr. XX/XXX, ein Ex. der Nummern mit dem Blatt «Time and time again»; zusätzlich enthalten das Bl. «There is goin' to be some trouble» (nummeriert als 12/12 [?]) sowie das Bl. «A woman is a sometime thing» (numm. als 6/10 [?]). Jedes Blatt von H. Steiner mit Bleistift betitelt, signiert u. nummeriert, die Mappe im Impressum von Verleger signiert.

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        The Siege at Peking [with] jacket art

      Viking Press New York: Viking Press. (1959). Reprint of the American edition. A sound, very good copy in an attractive, if moderately worn, very good copy with rubbing and short tears. Excellent account of the Boxer siege of the Western legations in Peking by Ian Fleming's older brother (both served with British Intelligence during WWII), and although not credited, almost certainly the inspiration for the film 55 Days at Peking, which was filmed four years after. With: original, alternative jacket art by Peter Laune, who provided the finished jacket art for the American edition. Tempura painting, approximately 7.5" x 7.5", matted, and with a label on the verso for an exhibition of Laune's jacket paintings. The printed jacket displays a Boxer assault on the legation; the original, variant art displays the allied relief column lobbing shells in Peking. .

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        Life Studies

      Faber and Faber London: Faber and Faber. (1959). First. Uncorrected proof of the English edition, which precedes the American edition. Fine in wrappers with a touch of age-toning. Complimentary slip from the publisher laid in. One of author's more important collections of poetry. The American edition won the National Book Award. .

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      New York: United Artists Records 1959 New York: United Artists Records, 1959. Vinyl record. In original pictorial folding sleeve with printed text on inside . Inscribed on the front cover of the sleeve, the publisher of the Washington Post, Katharine Graham: "For Kay, with love from Truman, who wishes you a good Christmas in Dec. 1965". A year later, November of 1966, Capote hosted the legendary bal masquE, "Black & White Ball", in honor of his friend, Katharine Graham

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      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1959 One of 250 copies printed for private distribution. A fine fresh copy in dustwrapper & custom red cloth covered slipcase. A very small limitation. Quite uncommon in condition.. 1st Edition.

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        computer types KDN 2 and KDF 9 - a bundle of documents relating to these early computers

      This bundle of papers relates to a tender made by English Electric to a northern UK University that was investigating its first acquisition of a computer system from 1959 onwards. The main considerations were of Type KDN 2 (at £18,750) and Type KDF 9. The papers comprise: 1) KDN2: two copies of 4pp quarto cyclostyled description. 2) KDN2 Instruction Code, Provisional Description (1/3/61), Report No. 1, 11pp cyclostyled. 3) Official Tender for supply of KDN2 within leatherette quarto folder, with specification letter; Preliminary Description and Specification, iv, 15pp quarto, with original photograph &c. 4) KDF9 "Advance Information", 33pp + 3 folding charts, in stapled printed covers. 5) KDF9 Provisional Description, (24/2/61), 28pp folio, stapled cyclostyled; 6) KDF9 Decsription and Specification, 13pp quarto, stapled cyclostyle; 7) High Speed Paper Tape Reader, 10pp printed illustrated quarto brochure. 8) 3 letters between the professor of mathematics who was charged with selection and English Electric Company experts and representatives. * "KDF9 was an early British computer designed and built by English Electric, later English Electric Leo Marconi, EELM, later still incorporated into ICL. It first came into service in 1964 and was still in use in 1980 in at least one installation. The logic circuits of the KDF9 were entirely solid-state. The KDF9 used transformer-coupled diode-transistor logic, built from germanium diodes, about 20,000 transistors, and about 2,000 toroid pulse transformers (magnetic amplifiers). They ran on a 1 MHz two-phase clock. The maximum configuration incorporated 32K words of 48-bit core storage (192K bytes) with a cycle time of 6 microseconds. Each word could hold a 48-bit integer or floating-point number, two 24-bit integer or floating-point numbers, six 8-bit instruction syllables, or eight 6-bit characters. There was also provision for efficient handling of double-word, 96-bit, numbers in both integer and floating point formats. However, there was no facility for byte or character addressing, so that non-numerical work suffered by comparison. Moreover, there was no standard character set. Each I/O device type had its own more or less similar character code. Not every character that could be read from paper tape could be successfully printed, for example. The CPU architecture featured three register sets. The Nest was a 16-deep pushdown stack of arithmetic registers, The SJNS (Subroutine Jump Nesting Store) was a similar stack of return addresses. The Q Store was a set of 16 index registers, each of 48 bits divided into Counter (C), Increment (I) and Modifier (M) parts of 16 bits each. Flags on a memory-reference instruction specified whether the address should be modified by the M part of a Q Store, and, if so, whether the C part should be decremented by 1 and the M part incremented by the contents of the I part. This made the coding of counting loops very efficient. Instructions were of 1, 2 or 3 syllables. Most arithmetic took place at the top of the Nest and used zero-address, 1-syllable instructions, although address arithmetic and index updating were handled separately in the Q store. Q Store handling, and some memory reference instructions, used 2 syllables. Memory reference instructions with a 16-bit address offset, most jump instructions, and 16-bit literal load instructions, all used 3 syllables.Dense instruction coding, and extensive use of the register sets, meant that relatively few store accesses were needed for common scientific codes, such as scalar product and polynomial inner loops. This did much to offset the relatively slow core cycle time, giving the KDF9 about a third of the speed of its more famous, but much more expensive and much less commercially successful contemporary, the Manchester/Ferranti Atlas Computer. The KDF9 was one of the earliest fully hardware-secured multiprogramming systems. Up to four programs could be run at once under the control of its elegantly simple operating system, the Timesharing Director, each being locked into its own core area by BA (Base Address) and NOL (Number of Locations) registers. Each program had its own sets of stack and Q store registers, which were activated when that program was dispatched, so that context switching was very efficient. Each program could drive hardware I/O devices directly, but was limited by hardware checks to those that the Director had allocated to it. Any attempt to use an unallocated device caused an error interrupt. A similar interrupt resulted from overfilling or (over-emptying) the Nest or SJNS, or attempting to access storage at an address above that given in the NOL register. Somewhat different was the Lock-Out interrupt, which resulted from trying to access an area of store that was currently being used by an I/O device, so that there was hardware mutual exclusion of access to DMA buffers. When a program blocked on a Lock-Out, or by voluntarily waiting for an I/O transfer to terminate, it was interrupted and Director switched to the program of highest priority that was not itself blocked. When a Lock-Out cleared, or an awaited transfer terminated, and the newly unblocked program was of higher priority than the program currently running, an interrupt to Director allowed for an immediate context switch... Legend has it that the KDF9 was developed as project KD9 (Kidsgrove Development 9) and that the 'F' in its designation was contributed by the then Chairman after a long and tedious discussion on what to name the machine at launch - "I don't care if you call it the .......". " - Wikipedia.

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      written on a card from the honorary residence Gl. Carlsberg. In the original envelope with stamps sent to an autograph collector 1959.. Niels Henrik David Bohr made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922

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      Grove Press New York: Grove Press. (1959). First. Uncorrected proof of the first American edition, in sewn unbound folded and gathered sheets. Several old ink and pencil notes (possibly used to correct a later edition), small nicks and tears on first and last leaf, very good. A rare format. .

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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 King of Siam Speaks (Mimeographed Manuscript) [RARE]

      NP Bangkok: NP , 1950 - 1959?. vg. Work is a compilation of letters and selected documents issued during the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV), (1804 - 1868), who was king of Siam from 1851 to 1868. Most Thai were shocked by the portrayal of their revered nineteenth-century king in the musical "The King and I" by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The stage and screen versions were based on Margaret Landon's 1944 book “Anna and the King of Siam.” To set the record straight, well-known Thai intellectuals Seni Pramoj and Kukrit Pramoj wrote this account in 1948. The Pramoj brothers sent their manuscript to the American politician and diplomat Abbot Low Moffat (1901-1996), who drew on it for his biography “Mongkut the King of Siam” (1961). Loose-leaf mimeograph manuscript. All pages are present and in a cardboard slipcase. In very good - fine condition. Historians have widely regarded Mongkut as one of the most remarkable kings of the Chakri Dynasty. Prince Mongkut was five years old when his father succeeded to the throne in 1809. According to the law of succession, he was the first in line to the throne; his influential half-brother, Nangklao (1788 - 1851), was strongly supported by the nobility to assume the throne. Prince Mongkut decided to enter the Buddhist priesthood and traveled in exile across Thailand, during which time he founded the Thammayut Nikaya Reform Movement (a sect of Theravada Buddhism) that later became one of the two denominations of Buddhism in Thailand. Mongkut's aim was to upgrade monastic discipline and make it more orthodox, after noticing what he saw as serious discrepancies between the teachings and actual practices of Thai monks. Prince Mongkut spent the following 27 years integrating Western knowledge with Thai culture, studying Latin, English, astronomy and the arts.

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        The Birthday Party

      London: Encore Publishing Co.. (1959). First. First edition. A trifle rubbed, still fine in wrappers. The very uncommon true first edition of Pinter's first play, Inscribed by him to his first wife Vivien Merchant: "Dec. 59 To Vivien, Love D." The "D." is for David. Pinter, who was also an actor, used the stage name David Baron and almost all his early material inscribed to Merchant is signed thus. Neither this edition, nor the first trade edition in England, published by Methuen, contained a printed dedication. However, the first American edition, The Birthday Party & The Room: Two Plays, which was the first edition to contain a printed dedication, was dedicated to Merchant. Thus, to our lights, this could fairly be considered the dedication copy of the Nobel laureate's first book -- it is certainly as close to one as could exist. An exceptional association copy of a very uncommon book. Housed in custom full cloth clamshell box. .

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        The Little Disturbances of Man

      Garden City: Doubleday. 1959. The first book, a collection of stories, by a writer who has helped define the role of women and politics in contemporary literature: engaged without being didactic, Paley focuses on both the ordinariness and the wonder of everyday life. Inscribed by Paley to Jean Stafford and A.J. Liebling: "To Jean & Joe -- Grace Paley." A wonderful association copy: Stafford was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author; Liebling, her third husband, was a journalist and sports writer who wrote for The New Yorker. His book on boxing, The Sweet Science, was named by Sports Illustrated in 2002 as the best book on any sport ever written. Offsetting to the endpages; near fine in a very good dust jacket with spotting to the rear panel and rubbing to the folds. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Projective Verse

      (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.

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        Mécanique Quantique. Tome I.

      DUNOD, Paris 1959. 8vo. XV + 430 pages. Publisher's cloth, no dust wrappers.. With an inscription on the fly leaf to Professor Niels Bohr: "Au professeur Niels Bohr, en hommage et en témoignage de profond respect, Albert Messiah." ('For professor Niels Bohr with homage and as a sign of profound respect, Albert Messiah').** Wonderful association copy: Messiah [1921- ] attended Bohr's lectures at Princeton in 1954 [when Bohr visited Einstein], and was so inspired that he held the first lectures on quantum physics in France at Université d'Orsay. This textbook became the standard work of generations of French Physicists, so this copy is the birth certificate of French quantum physics

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        A Separate Peace

      London: Secker and Warburg. 1959. His classic and influential coming of age novel. Inscribed by Knowles: "To ___ -- the editor who saved my first article for Holiday, here is my first book, which will have to save itself -- With affection, Jack." Knowles had written an article for Holiday about Phillips Exeter Academy, which he attended in high school, and it received high praise, leading him to take a job as an assistant editor at the magazine. When A Separate Peace, a novel based on his time at Exeter, was published to great acclaim, Knowles was able to leave Holiday to pursue writing full time. Filmed once theatrically (in 1972 with Parker Stevenson) and twice more for television. Tape ghosts to the rear endpages and general modest foxing, otherwise a near fine copy, with the recipient's signature on the front free endpaper; in a very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with shallow chipping to the crown. A nice inscription and a significant association copy of a his scarce first novel. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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         “The last L&H film was made in France, titled ‘UTOPIA’, sorry to say it was the worst we ever made … The John Wayne film you saw recently in which Hardy was in, was made in ’48. (released in ’49.) … Mr Wayne being a good friend of Hardy requested him to appear alone in this film, so of course I had no objection…”

      Typed Letter Signed “Stan Laurel,” 1.25 pages, 7.25” x 10.5”, front & verso. On stationery of the Oceana Apartment Hotel, Santa Monica, California, November 27, 1959. To Glen Laxton, Lincoln, Rhode Island. Original envelope included. Tape shows through, not at signature, with no affect on legibility. Minor flaws. Fine condition. In part, “Note you have a Tape recorder – what make is it? Mine is a ‘Wollensak’. Am sure you will get a lot of pleasure out of it. I get a lot of fun out of mine recording Candid Conversations when several people visit me at one time & during card games sometimes – I hide the ‘Mike’ from view, & before they leave I play it back for them & they sure get a big kick out of it, its amazing how funny these conversations are under these conditions. “The last L&H film was made in France, titled ‘UTOPIA’, sorry to say it was the worst we ever made. We had a lot of trouble on that one, due to language barrier – sickness etc. I was in hospital for eight weeks during the film, had a serious operation, dropped in weight from 170 lbs. to 114. never thought I’d manage to finish the picture, it was really a nightmare for me… “The John Wayne film you saw recently in which Hardy was in, was made in ’48. (released in ’49.) we had just returned from a European tour & Mr Wayne being a good friend of Hardy requested him to appear alone in this film, so of course I had no objection as I badly needed a rest. After this film we both returned to Great Britain again. Incidently I never did see this film. Yes, Jimmy Finlayson was older than Hardy & I, I think about 8 years – we both were very fond of Jimmy – a great comic…” Oliver Hardy portrayed John Wayne’s sidekick in “The Fighting Kentuckian.” Hardy had initially balked at acting in the movie, for fear that it would make people think that he and Stan Laurel had broken up as a team, but Laurel insisted that Hardy take the role. John Wayne was so pleased with the chemistry between himself and Oliver Hardy that he offered Hardy the role of “permanent comic sidekick” in subsequent movies. By the time this picture was released in 1949, Stan Laurel was fully rested and was able to return to the Laurel & Hardy team, so Hardy graciously declined Wayne’s offer. Jimmy Finlayson (1887-1953) appeared in over 50 Laurel & Hardy films. The bald-pated, handlebar-mustachioed actor, was known for his slow burn. Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson, has said that Homer’s “D’oh!’ was inspired by Finlayson’s use of the same exclamation during his double takes.

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      New York: Grove Press, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo. Easily near fine or better in like jacket. Barest traces of wear at a couple corners. Else bright, sharp, clean, square and tight. The best copy we've handled and just about the best we've seen. First US edition (both book and jacket) of the Beat masterpiece, which - copyright date aside - was not actually published in the US by Grove until 1962. A landmark novel, it led to several important court decisions on indecency and censorship. Certainly Burroughs' best-known work (it was successfully adapted by David Cronenberg into a fine film of the same name), it is also arguably Burroughs' best and most enduring as well. One of 3500 copies. And incidently, there are no "states" of this jacket, contrary to some dealer's listings. There are only later printings of the jacket married to earlier editions of the book; see Shoaf 2b-i. Not an uncommon book by any means. Innumerable lesser copies reside in abundance online. But ours is nicer, and in a condition befitting the book's status. [Maynard and Miles 2Ab].

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