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

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Goodbye Columbus

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

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        Three sales brochures ca. 1959: Chairs by Harry Bertoia; The collection of single pedestal chairs and tables designed by Eero Saarinen; Knoll Associates, Inc

      FREE domestic or international shipping with direct order. **New York: Knoll Associates, ca. 1959. Three vintage catalogues. Bertoia: color covers + 4 pp. (1 color plate). 29.4 x 21.4 cm. Saarinen: color covers and doublespread color plate (showing fabrics and colors). 16 pp., including covers. 27.9 x 21.6 cm. Knoll: 50 illustrations in black and white of work by many Knoll designers. 16 pp., including covers. 27.9 x 21.5 cm.

      [Bookseller: Laurence McGilvery ]
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        Richard Nixon: A Political and Personal Portrait.

      New York. Harper and Brothers. 1959. - First Edition. 8vo. Bound in red and black gilt titled cloth over boards. Paper clip offset to prelims. Laid-in card inscribed by Nixon. A Near Fine, copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        Öl auf Leinwand Weiß schwebend handsigniert datiert 1959

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

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        ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF JULIAN MAYFIELD

      New York. 6 March 1959. [New York]. [6 March 1959].. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25.3 x 19 cm (10 x 7.5 inches). Matted. Old mat mounting tape on verso, minor creases to a couple corners, else near fine. A striking and characteristic portrait by Van Vechten of African American writer, dramatist and activist Julian Mayfield (1928- 1985), seated, full face, dating from the years immediately following his first literary and dramatic successes. With Van Vechten's studio stamp on the verso, his blindstamp in the corner, and with his manuscript subject identification, negative number and date in ink. A print of this image is in the Library of Congress Van Vechten Portrait Collection. KELLNER G866.

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        Operational Plan for Project TIROS NASA Satellite

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

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        VISIONS OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ALBION.

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

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        DOCTOR SAX

      New York: Grove, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 8vo. Grey cloth. Very good in like jacket. DJ has mild rubbing, edgewear, toning. Some tiny chips from bottom of spine. Creasing to one corner of front panel. Unclipped. Book has some stain to ffep. Touches of shelfwear to spine-tips. Else clean and sound throughout. First edition of this Evergreen Original (E-160). A semi-autobiographical novel based on his youth in Lowell, MA, the book was somewhat rushed into print to capitalize on the success of ON THE ROAD the previous year. Kerouac completed SAX in Mexico City in 1952 while living with William S. Burroughs. Uncommon in hardcover, the preferred edition; one of approx. 1000 copies. [Charters A5a].

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

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

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        Pax 10 [Hymn by Jack Kerouac]

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

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        Atischa

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Il Caffè Politico Letterario. Anni 1959-1977

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

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

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

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        Senza titolo

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

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        Etchings And Drypoints By Frank W. Benson. Volume 5

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        ARGENTIERI GEMMARI E ORAFI D'ITALIA. .

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

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        Goodbye, Columbus

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1959. A review copy of his first book, a collection of short fiction including the title novella -- which was the basis for a well-received movie in the Sixties -- and five short stories. Winner of the National Book Award. Mild indentation to front board, otherwise a fine copy in a very near fine, very slightly rubbed dust jacket. Author photo (no review slip) laid in. One of the nicest copies we've seen of this book, and extremely scarce as an advance copy. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Similarity of the structure of DNA from a variety of sources

      1959. Signed by Wilkins and WilsonHamilton, L. D.; Barclay, R. K.; Wilkins, Maurice (1916- ); Brown, G. L.; Wilson, H. R. (1929- ), et al. Similarity of the structure of DNA from a variety of sources. Offprint from J. Biophys. & Biochem. Cytology 5 (1959). 397-404pp. 8 photographic plates. 253 x 175 mm. Original printed wrappers, tiny rust stains on back wrapper. Fine copy, signed by Wilkins and Wilson on the front wrapper. First Separate Edition. The authors showed, by comparing DNA x-ray diffraction patterns from diverse species and tissues, that the patterns were the same; "the presently observable structure of DNA appears, then, to be the same in all cells" (p. 397). The data obtained by the authors' investigations "suggests that DNA cannot exist in significant amounts in forms other than the double-helix" and that "the double helical structure of DNA exists in the cell and is not an artifact" (p. 397). Most of the illustrations show comparisons of DNA x-ray diffraction patterns from different sources.

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        La Rédemption par les Bêtes

      Paris, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Pierre Bonnard (Fernand Mourlot). Number 227 of 280 loose in a cloth portfolio with browning to the spine, and a slipcase worn at the edges, printed on Rives. Internally fine. The lithographs were begun by Bonnard in 1928 and finished by Mourlot after his death in 1947. Size: Quarto (4to). Illustrator: Pierre Bonnard (Fernand Mourlot). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Art & Design; Inventory No: 040022. .

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        THE GALTON CASE

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959 First Edition of the highly-regarded eighth Lew Archer mystery by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 242 pp. A just about fine copy in red and white patterned paper covered boards, black titles to the spine in a bright, fresh neatly price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper with some light use and and an old tape mend to one closed tear on the back panel on the verso. "One of the best Lew Archer stories". Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime. Pronzini & Muller, 1001 Midnights.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ. Signed

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        VOYELLES - A E I U O - 5 INCISIONI DI LUIGI VERONESI

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

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        THE POORHOUSE FAIR. Signed

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Lord of the Rings, 1959 1st UK Edition with Dustjackets and Custom Slipcase

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

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        The Naked Lunch

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

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        Richard Nixon: A Political And Personal Portrait

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

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        Etchings And Drypoints By Frank W. Benson. Volume 5

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

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        (Katalog der Ausstellung)

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

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        Cider with Rosie. With Drawings by John Ward. FIRST ISSUE IN UNCLIPPED DUST-WRAPPER

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

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        The Beast Master

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

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

      Random House New York: Random House, 1959. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 500 numbered copies signed by the author. Octavo (21cm); black cloth, with titling and rule stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; blue topstain; 436pp. Topstain slightly faded, else Fine in the original acetate dustjacket; lightly rubbed overall - Near Fine. The third volume in Faulkner's Snopes trilogy.

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        Henderson the Rain King

      The Viking Press 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.

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

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

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        THE GALTON CASE

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf,. 1959. boards.. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket with dark pink ink on. spine panel sun faded to medium pink. Overall, a sharp copy. (#100274). First edition. Eighth Lew Archer novel. "Cumulatively exciting, beautifully plotted and written with taste, perception and compassion." - Anthony Boucher.

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        The Case of the Mythical Monkeys (Signed First Edition)

      William Morrow New York: William Morrow, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to his niece on the front endpaper: "To Nordie / who is always on her toes, on the ball, and on the beam / With all the best in the world from / Uncle Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / June 1959." Slightly cocked, else Near Fine in a Very Good plus, lightly corner-rubbed dust jacket. An attractive copy. Perry Mason.

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        ALAS, BABYLON

      Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company,. [1959]. cloth.. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy in. very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and two corner tips and. 8 mm closed tear and associated horizontal crease at top edge of. front panel. An elusive book rarely found in a decent jacket.. (#102696). First edition. The inhabitants of Fort Repose, an isolated, small town in central Florida, cooperate to maintain order and stability during a catastrophic nuclear war. This best-selling novel is an "American pastorale, a hymn to self-sufficiency and the virtues of small-town life ... {The] book has something of the appeal of George Stewart's EARTH ABIDES, although it lacks that work's sweep and grandeur. Fundamentally a cosy fantasy, ALAS, BABYLON belongs very much to its period. It would be impossible to write such a hopeful novel about nuclear war today." - Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 29. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-166. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 29. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 38-42.

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        The Siege at Peking [with] jacket art

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

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        The Mystic Masseur

      Vanguard NY: Vanguard. (1959). The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of the Nobel Prize winner's first novel. Naipaul is a Trinidadian author of Indian descent, one of the giants of contemporary English literature, and one of the most astute, if acerbic, Western commentators on Third World issues. Spine and a bit of the lower rear edge darkened, apparently from binder's glue rather than sun; some light dustiness to covers and a few gentle turns to page corners; very good in wrappers. An exceedingly scarce proof, dating from the period when proofs were not routinely produced, let alone saved and filtered into the rare book market. We've only ever seen one other copy. . First Edition. Softcover.

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        Harold's Circus (First Edition)

      Harper and Brothers 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.

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        Jurisprudence. 5 Vols

      2012. Pound, Roscoe. Jurisprudence. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1959. Five volumes. xxvii, 547; xv, 466; xv, 738; xv, 543; xv, 855 pp. Reprinted 2000, 2012 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584771197; ISBN-10: 1584771194. Hardcover. New. * Reprint of the sole edition of Pound's magnum opus. This monumental work which was the culmination of a life devoted to the study of the law and its philosophical underpinnings. One of the most important contributions to the world's legal literature of the century in which he advances his views on sociological jurisprudence. According to Pound, the law should be flexible to meet the changing needs of society. More important, it must recognize the needs of humanity and take contemporary social conditions into account. Within are parts that cover The Nature of Law, Sources, Forms, Modes of Growth, Application and Enforcement of Law, The System of Law, chapters include Law and Morals-Jurisprudence and Ethics, Law and the State-Jurisprudence and Politics, The Judicial Process in Action, Obligations-Duties of Performance and of Restitution, Comparative Civil Procedure. Roscoe Pound [1870-1964] was a pre-eminent legal educator, scholar and prolific author of influential writings on law. After private practice he was for many years a law professor, dean of Harvard law school from 1916-1936, and in his later years taught all over the world.

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        Life Studies

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

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        THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE

      New York: The Viking Press 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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        Playbill for The Playhouse Theatre Fred Coe Presents The Miracle Worker Signed By Star Performers Anne Bancroft, Patrcia Neal, James Congdon & Patty Duke

      1959 Circa 1959 from the Tony Award-winning (5) Broadway show which ran for 719 performances; the show about the early life of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan; with this stellar cast, signed in full by Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, James Congdon, Patricia Neal; 6 1/2 " x 9" approx., printed two sides; all four autographs are on the front, in blue ink; some edge, tips wear, darkening, a little spottiness, a little splitting old fold-lines with no loss; in good condition and great autograph theater history ephemeral item. . Good.

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        Truman Capote READING HIS "A CHRISTMAS MEMORY"

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

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        A VISIT TO MORIN

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

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

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

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