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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.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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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        Tekens.

      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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        THRONES 96-109 DE LOS CANTARES

      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].

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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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 num.me 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.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

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        FOUR ABSTRACT CLASSICISTS

      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&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        SPEKTRUM VIERTELJAHRESSCHRIFT FÜR ORIGINALGRAPHIK UND DICHTUNG

      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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        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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        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.

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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.

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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.

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        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

      (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&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        FRANCE

      Paris: Joseph Foret, [1959],. Small folio (41.5 x 34cm). Loose signatures and sheets laid into printed wrappers. Fine in slightly faded and marked cloth chemise and slipcase. First edition in this format, illustrated with ten original full-page lithographs, in color, by Carzou, printed by Mourlot. From a total edition of 207 numbered copies, this is one of 117 numbered copies on Rives.With the author's signed presentation inscription, accompanied by two original ink drawings. MONOD 7964.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Unknown Shore, The

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1959. First Impression. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Impression; 8vo, 256pp. Fine publisher's red cloth, the spine lettered in black; in a just about Fine (spine tips rubbed with no loss) first-state dust jacket (priced at 15s) without a trace of fading to the spine panel and very uncommon thus. One of the two historical novels O'Brian wrote for juveniles and a forerunner the Jack Aubrey series. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Henderson the Rain King

      New York: The Viking Press, 1959. First edition. Orange cloth with beige cloth spine, lettering in black on cover, orange, blue and black on spine. In original first state color printed dust jacket. Top edges yellow. Book is pristine without blemish, dust jacket is very good to near fine with a few minor tears at top and a few very small chips.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Galton Case (First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the front flyleaf. About Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. An attractive copy of the eighth Lew Archer novel, with one of the best jacket designs in the classic series.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Time Out of Joint

      Philadelphia and NY: Lippincott, (1959). First edition. Author's first hardcover book published in America. Light shelfwear, else fine in orange cloth. Dust wrapper shows light dampstain to back panel and near spine head, wear and small chips to extremities.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        A Visit To Morin

      London: Heinemann, 1959. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Limited to 250 copies. Inscribed by the author to Ian Fleming and his wife, "For Ian + Anne Fleming with all good wishes for the grim season from Graham Greene Christmas 1960". Corners lightly bumped, else a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a stray pen mark to the front panel and some smudges. A magnificent association copy between two of the greatest spy novelists of the twentieth century. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Lolita

      London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson,, 1959. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Small initial "R" in ink to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the fresh jacket with only a few very short splits near the ends of the spine panel. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in Paris in 1955.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenter

      Little, Brown & Co., Boston-Toronto 1959 - 1959 Little, Brown TRUE Stated FIRST edition, FIRST STATE Lacking the dedication page and in VG/VG condition. The HB is clean and tight with only some fading to the spine end. The DJ has the price of $ 4.00 also with sunning to the spine end and a small repaired tear at the top of the spine. A very RARE and elusive true first! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bren-Books.com]
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        The Lord of the Rings, 1959 1st UK Edition with Dustjackets and Custom Slipcase

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1959. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. 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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        Goldfinger. (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959., 1959. First Impression, First Issue, Second State. Publisher's black cloth with. gilt stamped 'skull'. Pictorial dustwrapper by Richard Chopping. A lightly used copy which shows extremely well, and benefits from some expert repair to extemities. No inscriptions or price-clipping. Near fine, housed in a custom-made leather spined clamshell box by Zaehnsdorf of London. 'The most famous spy in literature', 'One of Bond's most fantastic adventures' -Steinbrunner & Penzler. This is 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, and the third to star Sean Connery as the British Secret Service agent Commander James Bond. Gilbert A7a (1.2).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      William (Whitteridge, Gweneth, editor) Harvey, Cambridge University Press. 1959. 125.00/2010-08-06. Very Good

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        Memoirs Ten Years and Twenty Days

      London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1959. First English Edition. Hardcover. Mild rubbing to spine ends; Bookplate signed by the author on half-title ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; x, 500 pages; Signed by Author .

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        Memento Mori

      London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., , 1959. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Christine & Jerzy p. 178 line 16 not that it means anything but love from Muriel". Line 16 reads "'Well really!' Said Charmian." The recipients were the novelist Christine Brooke-Rose and poet Jerzy Pietrkiewicz with his rubber ownership to the front pastedown.

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        The Shuttered Room & Other Pieces, The Dunwich Horror and Others, Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos, The Horror In The Museum and Other Revisions, The Watchers Out Of Time And Others ; Five Books

      Arkham House, 1959. ......Hardcovers, five books. All are first editions, all are first printings except for "Dunwich", which is a second printing. "Shuttered" is g+ to vg- due to cracked front hinge, two small abrasions to the title page, bump tot he edge of the front cover and some sbrasions to the boards, in a price clipped vg to vg+ dust jacket."Dunwich" (2nd pr.), is vg- due toa couple of water stains to the front and back boards, in a price clipped vg to vg+ dust jacket with some black stains to the inside of the jacket, one of which bleeds through to the outside of the spine. "Tales" is in fine condition in an unclipped vg+ dust jacket with a touch of wear at the ends of the spine. "MuseumI is in fine condition in an unclipped near fine dust jacket. "Watchers" is in fine condition in an unclipped near fine dust jacket...... . First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
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        MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST, 1540-1861

      San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography. 1959. folio, two-toned cloth. xiv,264; xiii,281; xiii,260; xix,222; (iv),223-487 pages.. First edition, limited to 1000 sets. Wheat, the well-known California historian, undertook this work in an effort to trace the opening of the American West by studying the succession of maps which, beginning in the 1540s, accurately trace the paths of the explorers and the record of the resulting growth of knowledge. He sought out every map, relating to the Transmississippi West before 1861 and selected the most interesting and important. These maps cover the story of Spanish, French and English exploration. In all, 1,302 maps are fully described, with many illustrated in full-page. A chronological calendar of maps, a full index, and a system of marginal references make these volumes easier to use than any other comparable work. This set lacks volume III which covered the period 1846-1854.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Cuarto (IV) Congreso de Historia de la Corona de Aragón. Los Reinados de Fernando I y Alfonso el Magnánimo y la Cultura de su Época. [Mallorca, 25 de Septiembre a 2 de Octubre de 1955]

      Palma de Mallorca-Barcelona, Gráficas Miramar, Viuda de Fidel Rodriguez Ferrán, 1959-1976. Tres volúmenes en 4to. mayor; XLVI-506 pp. + XV-676 pp. + 346 pp. Cubiertas originales.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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