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        ARGENTIERI GEMMARI E ORAFI D'ITALIA. .

      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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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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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        THE GALTON CASE

      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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        THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ. Signed

      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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        VOYELLES - A E I U O - 5 INCISIONI DI LUIGI VERONESI

      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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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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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        Truman Capote READING HIS "A CHRISTMAS MEMORY"

      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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        A VISIT TO MORIN

      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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        Autograph

      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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        Watt

      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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        Pass the Gravy (Signed First Edition)

      William Morrow New York: William Morrow, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to his niece on the front endpaper: "To 'Nordie' / of the Chicago branch of the fiction factory circle / All the best in the world / Your Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / Feb 1959." Binding slightly cocked, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. A Bertha Cool and Donald Lam mystery.

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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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        NAKED LUNCH

      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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        Masking by Tones vs Noise Bands.

      Pennsylvania, The American Institute of Physics for the Acoustical Society of America, 1959. 4to. In the original yellow printed wrappers. In "The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America", Vol. 31, No. 9, September, 1959. Pp. 1253-56. [Entire volume: xii, 1161-1296 pp]. A fine and clean copy.. First edition of the important paper in which Ehmer described a complete set of auditory curves, which are regarded as the earliest contribution to the later development of digital audio files, MP3, today used in all iPods and digital music players. The MP3 algorithm takes advantage of a perceptual limitation of human hearing called auditory masking, as introduced in the present paper.Moving Picture Experts Group (hence the names: MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3 (or III), more commenly referred to as MP3), began development of the digital audio system "1 Audio Layer 3" in 1959, when Richard Ehmer first came up with the idea of auditory masking. It was, however, not until 1989, when Oscar Borello at the University of Buenos Aires, developed the first fully working device to play digital audio files, that it became a reality. The first personal MP3 player was released in September 1995 and when Nullsoft's audio player Winamp came in 1997 its popularity increased tenfold. The MP3-file is probably the most disputed and infamous - in the eyes of large record labels - computer related development ever released. The MP3 made it easy to exchange music, legal as well as illegal; major record companies started arguing that free sharing of music caused fewer sales, and they initiated lawsuits, the most famous being Napster.To this day the MP3-file is probably the most used and exchanged file in the entire history of the electronic computer

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        Gli Americani (The Americans)

      Il Saggiatore Milano: Il Saggiatore, (1959). First Italian edition (Prima edizione). Hardcover. g. Oblong octavo. 179,[2]pp. Original illustrated paper-covered boards protected by modern mylar housed in modern custom made black cloth slipcase. Front and back cover design by Saul Steinberg. Rare Italian language edition of the most notable and important work by Swiss born American photographer and filmmaker, Robert Frank. This edition preceded the first American Grove Press edition. "In this volume of 83 deeply moving and unconventional photographs, Robert Frank portrays the America of cowboys and politicians; of grocery shops, funeral parlors, and Fourth of July jamborees; of picnics, newsstands, crap tables, cocktail parties, jam sessions, and drive-in movies. Here is the face of America illuminated by an unusual talent." (From American edition). The Americans, was very influential in the post-war period, and earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his skeptical outsider's view of American society. Some staining and scuffing on boards. Corners on head and tail of spine strengthened with Japan tissue. Gutter at front and rear endpapers expertly repaired. Slight age toning to outer edges of interior pages. Tight copy with binding in good, interior in very good condition. Slipcase fine.

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        LYRICS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. Inscribed

      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.

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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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        Hurray for the Worm

      n.p.: By the Author, 1959. First Edition. Oblong quarto (ca 19cm x 31cm). Hand-silkscreened boards; unpaged (8 leaves), each with hand-set text and an original silkscreen illustration. Number 5 in a total edition of 7 copies, signed by the artist on colophon. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with their estate label laid in at colophon.& & Exquisite hand-made book by the New Jersey graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker Barbara Paone. Paone had a distinguished career as a commercial artist before moving to academia in the mid-1970s; she was on the faculties of both Princeton (Graphic Arts) and the Philadelphia College of Art (Printmaking) during that period. The present work is executed entirely in letterpress and silkscreen, with hand-sculpted elements. Rare; none in institutions; this from the collection of Ben and Bernarda Shahn, with their estate label laid in at colophon.

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        Henderson the Rain King

      New York: Viking Press, 1959.. First edition of the author's fourth book. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Small review pasted to the front free endpaper, else near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket that shows light rubbing. Named as one of the 100 greatest novels of the 20th century by Modern Library.

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        The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of the Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers, and the Return of the King

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 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 Houghton Mifflin, these are the 8th impression of 1959 for The Fellowship of the Ring, the 6th impression of 1959 for The Two Towers, and the 5th impression of 1959 for The Return of the King. These books and dustjackets are in Near Fine condition. No foxing or offsetting to the text block or endpapers. No previous owner's names or writing in any of the books, with previous owners (same) embossed stamp on the title page of the Two Towers and Return of the King. Only the Fellowship dustjacket is price clipped. All maps are tipped in, and in Near Fine condition as well. No tears, foxing, or extra folds noted. Virtually no wear to the edges of the dustjackets, and only the lightest rubbing to the tips of the folds and spine, no loss. A beautiful, tight, bright set, with almost no fading or tanning of the spines. Not many in this immaculate condition. A custom slipcase, covered with hand marbled paper, to show and protect this valuable collection. 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. Near Fine / Near Fine.

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        THE PAPERS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (VOLS 1 - 28)

      NEW HAVEN, CT: Yale University Press, 1959 - 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Average approx 400 pgs each. 6 x 0 in. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt monogram on cover. Color and B&W illustrations, color frontis Vol 1, B&W in others. All first editions. Condition is NEAR FINE; the Vols are very clean, corners not worn, no fading. Text extremely clean as well. The last 6 Vols have dust jackets, which are slightly faded and very lightly worn.

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        Riprap

      Ashland: Origin Press, 1959. First Edition of the author's scarce and fragile first book. An excellent association copy, INSCRIBED by Snyder to publisher/editor Donald Allen ("Gary Snyder: / For Donald Allen.") 500 copies issued (McNeil A 1). Highspot of Beat literature. Two faint edge creases, else a fine, beautiful copy in Japanese wrappers.

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        Le récif maudit

      Paris: Flammarion, 1959. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire. - Flammarion, Paris _1959, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES. Volume III. Translated from the German by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. Uncorrected Proof

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1959 [30109] Musil, Robert. THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES: Volume III. Translated by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. London: Secker & Warburg, 1959 [crossed out and with '1960' penned in]. Uncorrected proofs of the first edition in English. Printed wrappers. 8vo. Secker & Warburg editor and lover of Lytton Strachey, Roger Senhouse's copy with his frequent corrections throughout the text and penciled notes on front and back flyleaves. The corrections are not merely for spelling and grammar but include changes in syntax and wording to bring the translation closer to standard English usage. Laid in are a page-and-a-half of typed "Queries" regarding the precise meaning intended in certain passages. Some general light wear, a very good copy and unique. $975. Signed. 1st Edition.

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        Dents de Lait, Dents de Loup

      (Paris, 1959). Folio. 65pp. From an edition of 211 copies, this is one of fifteen copies signed by the artist, Jacques Villon, the poet, Henri Pichette, and by the editor, Pierre de Tartas; and with an extra suite of all thirteen etchings, plus duplicate extra suites of the four double-page etchings, two of which are in color. This extraordinary illustrated work shows Villon's range of style, as it includes abstract, Cubist, landscape, and floral studies. It also shows his range of technique, with areas of cross-hatching, aquatint, and color aquatint. The two-color aquatint spreads are interspersed with the text of the poems. A member of the Duchamp family, Villon left the study of law to join the Cubist movement and became particularly known for his virtuosity in color etching. The extra suites of the four double-page plates are printed on japon nacré. This copy has been bound by French master-binder Renaud Vernier in full dark brown box calf with plaquettes set into the front and rear panels that rotate on a stainless steel axis. The plaquettes are formed from two types of lacquered exotic hardwood: macassar ebony and French Guyanan wacapou. Vernier explores the double nature of the title through the revolving panel, placing "Dents de Lait" on one side with the lettering in dark ebony against the lighter wacapou wood; "Dents de Loup" is given the opposite treatment on the other side of the panel. This motif is extended to the back cover, where Villon's name appears on one side, wacapou on ebony, and Pichette's name on the other in reverse. Endleaves are done in "Sienna earth" suede. The finish work on the binding was executed by Claude Ribal, Vernier's long-time collaborator, whose initials appear on the lower rear doublure. Housed in a matching chemise and slipcase. The former apprentice of legendary binder Pierre-Lucien Martin, Vernier has been recognized by France as a living national heritage, and in 2000, he was named "Maître d'Art" -- the only binder in France to be awarded this title. A brilliant synthesis of binding and illustration, resulting in the perfect livre d'artiste. Extremely fine.

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        Long Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, on music staff paper, oblong 4to, n.p., n.d

      Very Good. Britten has penned 6 full bars of music with lyrics from his, "Carmen Basiliense (Cantata Academica)," 1959, which he noted at the end of the bars of music. At the beginning, he writes, "Soprano solo," and on the line below, "Coro (Ten Bass)." He signs below the music, "Benjamin Britten." Britten composed the Cantata for the 500th anniversary of the University of Basel. This long musical quotation is superb and ideal for presentation.

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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