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        Well, after all, Picasso had his blue period too

      1959. Sheet size: 191 × 140 mm. Pen and ink and blue crayon on wove paper. Small overslip correcting wording on the Picasso billboard. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 7 May 1959. Two pedestrians read billboards, one noting "John Osborne 'saddened' by Paul Slickey notices", the other "Picasso Painting sold for £55,000". John Osborne's The World of Paul Slickey, a musical satire of the tabloid press, premiered on 5 May 1959 and proved one of the most resounding flops in modern theatrical history. Booing broke out in the stalls half-way through the show (Noel Coward and John Gielgud were among the booers) and afterwards Osborne was chased up the Charing Cross Road by irate theatre-goers. By contrast, the Picasso painting of a Dutch girl sold the day before in London had achieved the highest price paid for a painting by a living artist. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

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        Philologiae Turcicae Fundamenta [Hardcover] by Deny, Jean; Gronbech, Kaare

      Aquis Mattiacis Apud Franciscum Steiner, 1959. Hardcover. Very Good. Clean, unmarked pages. Includes map in special rear sleave. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Volume 1, (tomus primo). Ships daily.

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        Doctor Sax. Faust Part Three.

      New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1959 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Tiny nicks to corners, faint partial tanning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the somewhat rubbed and mildly marked jacket. First edition, first impression, hardcover trade issue. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Flyfisher's Classic Library. Bovey Tracey. - (1959) 1994 FFCL edition. Ppxx,159. Colour plate of flies & b/w illustrations, gilt edges, marbled end-papers, silk marker. Handsome full leather gilt in clamshell box. Mint unread copy in presentation box. One of 55 deluxe copies incorporating a fly by tied Annie Douglas. A very attractive edition of Ransome's scarce book of angling essays containing observations on fishing and fly-dressing, with chapters on Victorian and earlier fly-dressers. A chapter also deals with his famous Blue Elver fly, an example of which, tied by Annie Douglas, is mounted in a window inside the front board and protected by a tissue guard. This is one of 55 deluxe copies, handsomely bound in chestnut goatskin with gilt edges, raised bands, hand-marbled end-papers and silk marker, in a silk-lined clamshell box. There is also a standard Flyfisher's Classic library edition available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Escelicer, Madrid 1959 - 366 21 x 15 Holandesa lomo piel con nervios Laminas con fotos en negro fuera de paginacion. La historia de los divisionarios y sus vicisitudes en esta guerra.

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      Scorpion Press Northwood 1959 - 1st edn., paperback original, 23pp, plain cream stapled card wrappers with a beige dustwrapper lettered in maroon, number 46 of 50 signed by the author to verso of title, of a numbered and limited edition of 500, with three cards from the author one of which is signed in full and the two others signed 'Doris', from the estate of John Rolph, the co-founder of Scorpion Press which published this title, staples a little rusty, near fine, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Separate Peace, A

      Secker & Warburg, 1959-01-01. First British Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London:Secker & Warburg, 1959. First Edition, First Printing, with "First Published 1959" stated on the copyright page with no subsequent printings mentioned. Published in advance of the American first edition. In Near Fine condition. Clean text. Firm binding. The green cloth binding is clean, with sharp corners and sharp gilt stamping to the spine. Side top edge of page block shows moderate foxing, and the side edge of the page block shows a scrape near the top. Else fine. A lovely copy.

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        Le Voyage des Morts

      Paris: La Nef de Paris Éditions (1959) - Paris: La Nef de Paris Éditions (1959). Early novel by this widely acclaimed and controversial writer, who wrote openly about his sexual attraction to boys and girls. A talented artist, he only wrote several books in his lifetime, mostly using this pseudonym which dates to an extended stay in Algeria, where he was sexually abused by his uncle. André Gide was a supporter and friend to the author in the last years of Gide's life. Very good in wrappers, original wraparound band present. Inscribed by the author on title page. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nippon Colors, The Japanese Art "Kusaki-zome"

      Gokurakuji, Kamakura Japan: Getumei-Kai. AN/NONE. 1959. Limited Edition. Original Cloth. Number 206 of a limited edition of 300. Japanese Silk Boards with silver lettering. Japanese paper. 66 pp. Clamshell box. 100 examples of the Kusaki-zome natural dyes. Each example is a tied bow of silk thread. Two wood cuts in the front of the book. Photos available upon request.; Private Press; 4to .

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      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1959. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt, skull design blindstamped to front cover with gilt "coins" in the eye sockets. With the dust jacket. Spine bumped, head of spine bumped in slightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression.

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      New York: The Viking Press,. 1959. cloth.. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with 25 mm tear at top edge of. rear panel and some wrinkling at upper spine end. An attractive copy.. (#140060). First edition. "An excellent novel in every way ..." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4- 155. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 79. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 60. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 22. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 710- 14. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-119. King list, p. 390. Winter list, p. 269.

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        CASE OF THE WAYLAID WOLF (Author's 100th Book,Warmly Inscribed)

      New York: Morrow, 1959. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE WAYLAID WOLF. New York: William Morrow, (1959). First Edition. A FINE bright copy (author's "100th novel seal" printed on title page) in a FINE bright priced dust jacket (a beauty featuring the author's "100th novel seal" on the front panel and a special back panel featuring a stack of ESG books towering over Mt. Everest, The Empire State Building and The Eiffel Tower). Exceptional INSCRIPTION by the author on the front free endpaper: "To my very dear friend Tee Rose who has more natural writing talent than almost anyone I know & who with health would have been world famous by now. Yours/Erle." Underneath this, he has signed his full name "Erle Stanley Gardner." Not much is known of the recipient as yet, other than she did write a story for Argosy Magazine in the late 1940s that appeared in the same issue as one of Gardner's. Erle Stanley Gardner occasionally signed copies of his books for friends and people he worked with but rarely did he inscribe a book so intimately. See our other copies from the same primary source by using key words Tee Rose. . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by H. Lawrence Hoffman.

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        La rédemption par les bêtes. Con 22 litografie originali di Pierre Bonnard.

      Pierre Bonnard 1959 4°; pp.107 non num. 15, su carta vélin de Rives, con barbe a quartini sciolti. Con 22 lito originali, parte nel testo e parte a piena pagina; disegnate da Bonnard nel 1928 e magistralmente tirate da Mourlot nel 1959. Edizione limitata a complessivi 326 esempl. numerati. Il tutto racchiuso in cartella t.tela edit. con titoli al dorso, camicia con titoli al piatto ed astuccio editoriale. Cfr. Monod n.8401; Terasse-Bonnard illustrateur n. 40 bis.(vedi riproduz.)

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        Miguel Street

      London, Andre Deutsch. 1959, 1959. FIRST EDITION: 8vo. Publisher's black boards sharp corners, fine. Original Stephen Russ designed unclipped dust-wrapper - crisp with bright colours. Near fine. Internally tight and clean, a very sharp copy. Winner of The Somerset Maugham Award, 1961, also David Cohen British Literature Prize, winning author 1993.

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      Andre Sauret & George Braziller, Monte Carlo and New York 1959 - Small Folio - 9.5" x 12.5". 247pp. Features the lithographic posters produced by Mourlot, 1940's-50's. Text in English. Edges toned a little. Slight bow to covers, with a couple light spots to top edge. Top edge of dustjacket rubbed with a few small chips. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Starship Troopers

      G. P. Putnam's Sons 1959 - First Edition, First Printing. This First Issue dustjacket with NO mention of the Hugo on back panel has light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDIITON with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Operational Plan for Project TIROS NASA Satellite

      Allied Research Associates, NASA 1959 - 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Abstracta, Freiburg im Breisgau 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) pp. 10 Esemplare 44 fogli sciolti in cartella in mezza tela (loose as issued in original half-cloth portfolio) Prima edizione di 70 es. numerati. Esemplare 44/70 (First edition of 70 numbered copies. Copy: 44/70)

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        The Same Door: Short Stories [Review Copy]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First Printing. Hardcover. As New/Fine. First Edition (so stated) of the author's first collection of stories—sixteen in number—published one year after his first novel, The Poorhouse Fair. 8vo: [10],242,[4]. Publisher's turquoise quarter-bound cloth, chestnut-brown paper-covered boards, spine and upper cover stamped in silver, top edge stained lime-green; first issue dust jacket, priced $3.75, with reviews for The Poorhouse Fair on back panel. Laid in is Knopf's date-of-publication notice. An exemplary example, virtually pristine, square, tight and unread, silver lettering and top stain undiminished, pages fresh and bright. & These stories appeared originally in the New Yorker in the order in which they appear here. "Ace in the Hole" prefigures Rabbit, Run in having an ex-high school basketball star now married with a child. "Snowing in Greenwich Village" is the first story to feature the Maples, Joan and Richard, whose stories were later collected in Too Far to Go. "Stylistically, [Updike's] early stories were directly influenced by the New Yorker itself, where they primarily appeared. The two writers most associated with the magazine at this time, J. D. Salinger and John Cheever, exerted particular influence on Updike's style and approach. . . . [S]uch early pieces of marital life as “Snowing in Greenwich Village” evoke Cheever's elegant tales of spousal tension and middle-class comfort. At the same time, Updike was every bit his own writer, even early on, looking for deeper inspiration not in his contemporaries but rather in the European Modernists who immediately preceded him, chiefly James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Henry Green and Vladimir Nabokov. Specifically, Updike's lyrical, baroque prose style, as well as his penchant for complex formal design, can be traced directly back to those Modernist masters, all of whom get name-checked in one way or another in the early work." (Literary Encyclopedia) 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.

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        43 Tel Aviv First Day Covers, signed by graduates of Herzlia Hebrew Gymnasium

      Tel Aviv, 1959. Very Good. Tel Aviv: Commemorating the 1909 founding of the first all-Jewish city& & Forty-three (43) First Day Covers, signed by graduates of Herzlia Hebrew Gymnasium, all later significant figures in the political and cultural life of the State of Israel. Postmarked Tel-Aviv/Jaffa, May 4, 1959. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Tel Aviv. Each envelope bears an image of Meir Dizengoff, the first Mayor and "founding father" of the City.& & The year 1904 marked the beginning of the Second Aliyah to Palestine. Symbolic of that new spirit among the early pioneers was the establishment in 1906 of the Gymnasia Herzlia, the first Hebrew secondary school established in Palestine. In 1909, with the establishment of Tel Aviv as the first all-Jewish city in modern times, the School moved from Jaffa to Tel Aviv. This set of First Day Covers signed by graduates of the Gymnasia commemorates the 50th anniversary of its founding in Tel Aviv and of the city itself. Among the signers are Moshe Shamir, Abraham Shlonsky (Hebrew poet), Ahron Remez (first chief of Israel Air-Force), Joseph Burg, Moshe Sharett (former Prime Minister and first foreign minister of Israel), and Zvi Nishri (father of Israeli Sports).&

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        If This Is a Man

      Orion Press Inc, New York, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. 500 g; (4), 206, (2) pages in original light blue cloth covered boards. With the original dustjacket, and a price of $3.50. Both front and rear end pages are darkened from offset tanning, and there is some darkening of the top on front edges of the text block. There is no other quantifiable damage to the binding or the pages. The dustjacket has a .75 inch tear just to the left of the top on the front fold over crease, and a 0.5 inch tear 1.75 inches from the spine crease at the bottom of the front panel. The rear panel has a 0.5 inch tear with associated creasing and rubbing at the top right-hand corner and a 0.166 inch tear at the bottom right-hand side of the same. Translated from the original Italian by Stuart Woolf, this terrifying and extremely human first-hand account of life at Auschwitz by an Italian chemist who, together the contingent of Italian Jews, was transferred there in early 1944 was later rereleased under the title "Survival in Auschwitz". A picture can be provided to help assess condition. Size: 8 vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Holocaust; Inventory No: 0229497. . Postage within Australia will be reduced for this book..

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        NBI Neue Berliner Illustrierte, 1959 (komplett) - Hefte 1-52 (vollständig), Heft 42 lose -

      Allgemeiner Deutscher Verlag -, Berlin (DDR) - 1959 - Deutsch - je Heft 20 - insgesamt 1040 S. 37 x 27 x 5 cm - Groß-Quart 3192g. mit deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren - Heft 42 lose beiliegend mit Randläsuren, deutlich berieben und bestoßen mit Randläsuren, deutlich nachgedunkelt, - Halbleinen (Hardcover) mit Leinen-Fileten - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Free Fall

      Faber, London 1959 - HARDBACK - A near fine book with clean un faded red boards. The inner pages are very clean indeed, free of foxing. The book has been signed by the author to the title page. No previous owner names or inscriptions, in a fine dust wrapper that has been neatly price clipped, but with very sharp colours with a very clean rear panel and with a totally un faded spine. No loss or chips. A most attractive example of an uncommon title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Goodbye Columbus

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

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        Goodbye, Columbus

      Houghton Mifflin 1959 - A very good first edition signed by the author, Philip Roth, on a tipped-in page. First printing stated on the copyright page and original price of $3.75 on the front flap of the jacket. This copy has about a half-inch of space below the publisher's name on the spine of the jacket. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Once There Was a War

      UK: Heinemann. London, Heinemann, 1959. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is near fine with just a light knock to the spine. The jacket is very good with a couple of short tears and associated creases, a large chip to the rear and to the lower spine tip. Would be a lovely copy if married to a new jacket. Signed without inscription to the title page by Steinbeck. The book collects together Steinbeck's articles from his time as a war correspondent for the Herald Tribune. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1959.

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        Sad Wind from the Sea

      London: John Long, 1959. About fine but for a touch of sun fading to top of spine at back hinge and back cover, and is slightly cocked. The jacket is a bit rubbed, with several small chips, and a closed tear. Back panel is a little soiled. First edition of the first novel by Patterson, who went on to write many bestsellers under the name Jack Higgins. A scarce title in any condition, with a jacket, it is very scarce indeed. Icing on the cake is the review slip laid in.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Very Good. Review Copy.

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        stilleven'. Originele waskrijttekening.

      - 16,3 x 25,2 cm. Gesigneerd (in krijt gekerfd) 'Gj Komrij 4C' en achterop tweemaal gesigneerd ('Komrij 4C' en 'Gj Komrij 4C'). Getiteld 'stilleven'. Gedateerd '12-10-59'. Onder passe-partout.* Tien jaar geleden dook er op de zolder van een gepensioneerde tekenleraar uit Winterswijk een bijzondere waskrijttekening op. Hij bleek gemaakt in oktober 1959 door een 15-jarige Gerrit Komrij, die toen in de vierde klas HBS van het Winterswijks Lyceum zat. In dit schooljaar werden zijn tekenkunsten driemaal op rij op zijn rapport gewaardeerd met een acht! Toen ik Komrij deze unieke tekening later eens liet zien, viel zijn mond open van verbazing. Hij kon zich nog precies herinneren waar en wanneer hij de tekening gemaakt had, maar had er bijna een halve eeuw niet meer aan gedacht.

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        The Moonstone. With an introduction by Vincent Starrett. Illustrated by Dignimont.

      New York: The Heritage Press, 1959 - 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. A fine copy. With colour lithographs. George Macy's Heritage Press reprinted classic volumes previously published by the more exclusive Limited Editions Club.

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      Editorial : FONDO DE CULTURA ECONOMICA 1959 - México 1959 . 1ª Edic. en español . Traducción de Juan Broc B. , Nelly Wolff y Julio Estrada M. Revisada por Manuel Sanchez Sarto . La obra completa consta de 10 Vol . Encuad : tela editorial . 17 x 23cms. Vol I : PRINCIPIOS DE ECONOMIA POLITICA XLV+332pag. ; Vol II : NOTAS A MALTHUS XIV+331pag. ; Vol III : FOLLETOS Y ARTICULOS 1809-1811 324pag. ; Vol IV : FOLLETOS Y ARTICULOS 1815-1823 XIV+320pag. ; Vol V : DISCURSOS Y TESTIMONIOS XXIII+357pag. ; Vol VI : CARTAS 1810-1815 XXVIII+237pag. Tema : Economia . Libros ligeramente fatigados, sello de goma en portada .

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        drawings for a living architecture

      NY: Horizon, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. salmon cloth. Near fine in dust wrapper lacking portions at front cover head and foot./No Dust Jacket. 255 pages. Landscape 4to, 30 x 34 cm. Collection of 200 original sketches and presentation drawings, 75 in color. Wright supervised the selection of the material from his files at Taliesin, and features heretofore unpublished drawings. Essays by Giuseppe Samona and A. Hyatt Mayor. Published for the Bear Run Foundation and the Edgar J. Kaufmann Charitable Foundation. FREITAG 10398. SWEENEY 1264,

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        Mrs. Bridge and Mr. Bridge

      New York: Viking Press, 1959 & 1969. First editions of both Mrs. and Mr. Bridge. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author, who has added the last line of this work, "Hello? Hello out there? But no one answered...." Fine in a bright near fine dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear to the extremities Mr.Bridge is fine in a fine dust jacket. Also signed by the author who has added the last line of this novel, "Joy? No, that belonged to simpler minds. Evan S. Connell". Housed in a custom half leather box. The skilled satire and dark implications of Mrs. Bridge earned Connell praise as "a writer of fine style and amazing variety" (Esquire). Its appreciation contributed to Connell's later nomination for the Man Booker International Prize and in 2010 his acceptance of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Along with its companion novel, Mr. Bridge (1969), Mrs. Bridge inspired the 1990 Merchant/Ivory film Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, which went on to win Best Screenplay and Best Actress at the 1990 New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

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        Steps in Time an Autobiography (1959) (Signed)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, black boards with silver lettering on spine and small cut-out depressions of top-hats, canes and dance shoes on cover, shows almost no wear with very little edgewear on top of spine, Very Good. Binding tight. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on gatefold title page in black ballpoint pen "FRED ASTAIRE". Dust jacket Good + (not price clipped) fading on spine, has some edgewear/tears with chips, sticker applied to front dj: A Reminder to see "Another Evening With Fred Astaire" NBC 9:00 PM EST Wednesday, November 4 sponsored by Chrysler Corporation. There is a letter included from the manager of the Chrysler Corporation Promotion office dated Oct. 15 1959 to a newspaper columnist. 338 pages. Pages slightly yellowed but clean. B&W photo illustrations throughout. First Edition. The best, most beautiful example of this signed first edition seen thus far..

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        You know what they'd say about you at Dior's don't you?

      1959. Sheet size: 192 × 140 mm. Pen and black ink with blue wash on wove paper. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 31 July 1959, and with pencil reproduction instructions recto, crease to left-hand side, not affecting the image. Yves Saint Laurent's new collection for Dior dictated that knees would be seen. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

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        Steps in Time an Autobiography (1959) (Signed)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, black boards with silver lettering on spine and small cut-out depressions of top-hats, canes and dance shoes on cover, shows almost no wear with very little edgewear on top of spine, Very Good +. Binding tight. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on first title front page in black ballpoint pen "FRED ASTAIRE".Dust jacket has some edgewear with one small tear on edge but overall Very Good. Not price clipped. 338 pages. Pages very slightly yellowed but clean. B&W photo illustrations throughout. Not stated but assumed first edition. Very desirable Signed First Edition..

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        THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner.

      Modern Library (1959)., New York: - A Modern Library Giant, first edition thus. Originally published by Random House in 1954. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To The Maracay Book Club / with gratitude and best wishes / William Faulkner / [illegible, though possibly "Caracas"] / 20 April 1961" and signed on the title page "William Faulkner / Maracay / 10 April 1961." As is well known, Faulkner visited Venezuela on a State Department trip in April 1961; perhaps not known before was that during his travels he made a side trip to Maracay, about 50 miles outside of the capital, Caracas, to visit a book club founded in his honor by a former fellow Mississippian, Vivian Ray. According to Ray's son, "Maracay is located about 50 miles from Caracas and had a strong presence of US citizens due to the factories being installed there, but the main offices were in Caracas. Mr. Faulkner stayed during his visit with William and Victoria Fielden in Caracas, but they also had a residence in La Victoria (adjacent to Maracay) because Philip Morris had their manufacturing plant there. Some biographers say that Mr. Fielden worked with a petroleum company, but nope [Philip Morris is a tobacco company]. All US citizens including my mother stuck together, and they all knew who was who, so when they found out that Mr. Faulkner was coming, they arranged this 'out of protocol' event. I remember my mother telling me of how much Mr. Faulkner enjoyed this particular visit." Old tape shadows to pastedowns and rear endpaper where card was removed; offsetting from book club lending-library stamps on dust jacket flaps to free endpapers, affecting Faulkner’s inscription on front endpaper (which is nonetheless as legible as one could hope from Faulkner); otherwise would be about very good in edge worn but still good dust jacket with label on spine, presumably from the lending library. OFFERED TOGETHER WITH A SMALL ARCHIVE of materials from Faulkner's 1955 State Department trips to Japan, Paris, Italy, and a 1954 trip to Lima, Peru, made while in route to Paulo, Brazil, for an International Writers Conference: 9-page embassy despatch from Japan ["This is the first time that a single individual of such stature and appeal has been sent, through the Exchange Program, to Tokyo"]; 3-page typescript of article by Madeleine Chapsal for The Reporter about his Paris visit ["His most grueling ordeal was the Gallimard cocktail party"]; 5-page embassy despatch from Italy ["Apropos of USIS Tokyo’s observations . on Mr. Faulkner's drinking habits."]; typescript of one-page letter from Faulkner to Muna Lee, who had requested Faulkner attend the Writer’s conference in Peru ["Can there be more than one Muna Lee? More than the one whose verse I have known since a long time?"]; and 13 pages of translations of articles in the local Lima papers about Faulkner's visit there. Altogether an interesting glimpse into the State Department travels of the Nobel Prize-winning author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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