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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.

      [Bookseller: davidlong68]
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        The last Works of Henri Matisse 1950-1954 Verve IX 35 / 36 [ Nine 9 ]

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

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Doctor Sax. Faust Part Three

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        The Naked Lunch

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        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&

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

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        Grivas: Portrait of a Terrorist [Signed by Dudley Barker, Signed by George Seferis]

      London: The Cresset Press, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (some curving to the boards, spot of sunning where the top of the spine and the front board meet - matching to the dust jacket's wear, jacket offsetting to the free endpapers), in a Very Good dust jacket (spine mildly darkened, minor edge wear with a touch of loss where the spine head meets the top of the front panel, small tape repairs to the spine head and three flap turn ends, modest handling soil to white rear panel, toning to the flap edges), SIGNED BY DUDLEY BARKER on the title page, and SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS on the front free endpaper with a contemporary 1959 date under which he has written "Waste Land", an apparent reference to T. S. Eliot's poem of the same name ("The Waste Land", 1922, for which Eliot always insisted the "The" be used) of which Seferis was quite fond, and presumably a comparison of the Poem to the events in his native Greece described in this book. The Cypriot Revolution against British occupation of Cyprus was a chaotic period during which many Cypriots sought the incorporation of Cyprus into Greece and which, in 1955, gave birth to the violent pro-Enosis movement known as the EOKA whose military wing, led by George Grivas, sabotaged military installations, ambushed military convoys and patrols, and assassinated British soldiers and local informers. Grivas, a fanatical leader, expected to die during the campaign and, instead, became a hero. George Seferis first visited Cyprus in 1963 and immediately fell in love with the island. As an important Greek Diplomat who ultimately became Ambassador to the UK, Seferis spent much time and effort seeking a resolution of the Cyprus question, investing a great deal of effort and allowing his personal views to intrude on his diplomatic efforts. Also one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, Seferis won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture", making him the first Greek ever to have received the Prize. Copies of the book signed by Barker are quite scarce, and, other than on our shelves, books signed by George Seferis, Greece's first Noble Laureate in Literature, are quite scarce as well. Copies of this book, recounting the tumultuous Cypriot Revolution against British occupation, signed both by Barker and by the Nobel Laureate fascinated by Cyprus, are RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Joan Miro Su Obra Grafica

      Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 1959. No dustwrapper, some discolouration to cream cloth-covered boards, some foxing to outer pages, otherwise a good clean tight copy of this large hard-cover book. Deals with the graphic works of the Catalan surrealist artist Joan Miro i Ferra. Originally published in the US as ''Joan Miro: his Graphic Work'' in 1958, this is the Spanish language edition published a year later. Limited edition of 500, this copy being number 482. Pages not numbered but about 138pp, pictorial endpapers, numerous b&w and some colour illustrations of Miro's work, some gate-fold, some double page. Worthy addition to any collection of European Art books.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Miro, Joan. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        ELOISE IN MOSCOW

      New York: Simon & Schuster. 1959. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. A few small chips. Stated First Printing. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

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        Goodbye, Columbus

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1959.. First edition of the author's first book and winner of the National Book Award. Signed by the author on the title page. Light rubbing to the bottom cloth, else fine in a fine dust jacket without the usual toning to the spine. A very sharp copy, uncommon in this condition and signed. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories

      New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 1959. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); black cloth boards, lettered in white and yellow on spine; dustjacket; 298pp. Top edge a little dusty; touch of rubbing to bottom board edges, else a tight, Near Fine copy. In the original, unclipped dustwrapper, gently toned on spine, rubbed at top and bottom of spine panel (just affecting publisher's imprint at heel, which is set very close to the trimmed edge of the jacket -- claimed by some to be a first issue point); still a bright, lightly worn example, Very Good+ to Near Fine. A quite nice copy of Roth's first published book, always difficult to find in acceptable condition.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Goodby, Columbus

      Houghton Mifflin & Company 1959 - Published in Boston by Houghton Mifflin & Company in 1959. First Edition with First Printing stated on copyright page. Book very good, wear at ends of spine and corners, creasing on spine, and rubbing on both covers. DJ very good, chipping at ends of spine and corners, rubbing on front, soiling on rear, and spine and top edges of flaps darkened. DJ price reads $3.75. Book comes in specially-made cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories

      Houghton Mifflin, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Stated first printing. Flat SIGNED by Philip Roth on a bookplate affixed to the front endpaper. The volume is bumped at the spine ends and corners and has an erasure mark on the front endpaper. The dust wrapper is the first issue with slightly offset black printing on the front panel and the publilshers name a scant 5/32" above the bottom edge of the spine, which is a problem because the spine tail is chipped a little more than 1/8" almost oblilterating the name. The unclipped (price of $3.75 is present) dust jacket is chipped at the corners, has some wear and abrasions on the folds, a few short closed tears, and , in addition to the problem at the spine base, has a jagged 1" x 1/2" chip on the spine crown which cuts into the letter "G". The jacket, now protected in mylar, is also lightly sunned on the spine.

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Praha Panoramatická

      Prague: St??akladatelstv?r??iteratury, Hudby a Um?, Prague: Státní Nakladatelství Krásné Literatury, Hudby a Uméní,, 1959. Oblong quarto . Original cream cloth, illustration to front cover and titles to spine in black, top edge black. With the dust jacket. Illustrated with 284 monochrome panoramic photographs. Edges very lightly rubbed, dust jacket lightly rubbed, tears and spine neatly repaired. First edition, first printing. Sudek's beautiful panoramic views of Prague.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PRAHA PANORAMATICKA ("PRAGUE IN PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHS")

      Prague, Czech Republic: Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury Hudby A Umeni, 1959. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. Prague, Czech Republic: Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury Hudby A Umeni, 1959. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 295 pages. Collection of panoramic photographs on subject. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. There is no ISBN. The book is now rare. A stupendous production by Josef Sudek: Oversize-volume format in very wide oblong shape. Cream linen cloth boards with black design and titles on cover and embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Josef Sudek. Poem by Jaroslav Seifert, the great Nobel Prize-winning Czech writer. Printed in gravure on thick uncoated stock paper in Prague to the very highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents the Czech photographer&#39;s single most stunning collection. Universally recognized as among the greatest photographers, Josef Sudek remained in his native Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) throughout his long, productive career, spiriting out prints of his work, many of them just single copies, to friends like Anna Farova, so that his work will be in caring hands and not be forgotten. A reclusive man who shunned publicity, lived modestly, and remained loyal to his beloved country through thick and thin, Sudek&#39;s inner life was clearly the inexhaustible source of his work. Sudek spent a considerable portion of his time photographing the spectacular beauty of his country. He was not, however, a "landscape photographer" as say, Ansel Adams was. In the strict objective sense, no artist is, "The New Topographics" Movement notwithstanding. Nature was invented/created not by nature but by Man. Sudek&#39;s panoramic photographs of Prague&#39;s streets and scenery are images that take in what he saw, in all their breadth and beauty. As Petr Tausk points out, they are moving because they come from within, profound self-expression as well as self-transcendence, the artist and his homeland become one. It is also why the work of a great photographer like Josef Koudelka is both an homage to and a further expansion of Sudek&#39;s visionary achievement. It is easy to be sentimental about Sudek&#39;s work because of the difficult historical circumstances in which they were made. Still, the pictures will always speak for themselves to anyone who listens. One of the high points of modern photography, this is a "must-have" title for Josef Sudek collectors. <b><i> This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few copies of the First Edition/First Printing still available online and is in fine condition: Every internal page is clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Unlike almost all other copies available online, the cloth boards are in especially fine condition, with no bumps, soiling, or stains. The binding is secure, not shaken, loose, or falling apart. All things considered, the DJ on this copy is the best we have ever seen. By comparison, the DJ of Martin Parr&#39;s copy, as shown in "The Photobook", is deeply flawed. A rare copy thus. </b></i> 284 plates. Josef Sudek&#39;s "Praha Panoramaticka" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". "Josef Sudek Fotografie" was selected as one of the "Seminal Photography Books of the 20th Century" in "The Book of 101 Books". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOSEF SUDEK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG).

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        Truman Capote READING HIS "A CHRISTMAS MEMORY"

      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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THE POORHOUSE FAIR. Signed

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959 Superb copy of the First Edition of the author&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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