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        Truman Capote READING HIS "A CHRISTMAS MEMORY"

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

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        A VISIT TO MORIN

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

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

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

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        Autograph

      written on a card from the honorary residence Gl. Carlsberg. In the original envelope with stamps sent to an autograph collector 1959.. Niels Henrik David Bohr made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922

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        Memento Mori

      Macmillan London: Macmillan. 1959. First. First edition. A little cocked, spine a little faded, and three light tape shadows on the front fly, else very good lacking the dustwrapper. Signed by the author. .

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        Watt

      Grove Press New York: Grove Press. (1959). First. Uncorrected proof of the first American edition, in sewn unbound folded and gathered sheets. Several old ink and pencil notes (possibly used to correct a later edition), small nicks and tears on first and last leaf, very good. A rare format. .

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        [1pp. ALS to Esquire Editor David Solomon]

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

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        Psycho

      Simon & Schuster NY: Simon & Schuster. 1959. His most famous book, basis for the classic Hitchcock film, deemed the most thrilling film of all time by the American Film Institute ("100 Years, 100 Thrills," #1), and one of the top 100 horror novels according to Jones and Newman (Horror: 100 Best Books, #57). Pages browning as is usual with this title; else fine in a lightly rubbed, very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. An attractive copy of this classic horror novel. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        The King of Siam Speaks (Mimeographed Manuscript) [RARE]

      NP Bangkok: NP , 1950 - 1959?. vg. Work is a compilation of letters and selected documents issued during the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV), (1804 - 1868), who was king of Siam from 1851 to 1868. Most Thai were shocked by the portrayal of their revered nineteenth-century king in the musical "The King and I" by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The stage and screen versions were based on Margaret Landon's 1944 book “Anna and the King of Siam.” To set the record straight, well-known Thai intellectuals Seni Pramoj and Kukrit Pramoj wrote this account in 1948. The Pramoj brothers sent their manuscript to the American politician and diplomat Abbot Low Moffat (1901-1996), who drew on it for his biography “Mongkut the King of Siam” (1961). Loose-leaf mimeograph manuscript. All pages are present and in a cardboard slipcase. In very good - fine condition. Historians have widely regarded Mongkut as one of the most remarkable kings of the Chakri Dynasty. Prince Mongkut was five years old when his father succeeded to the throne in 1809. According to the law of succession, he was the first in line to the throne; his influential half-brother, Nangklao (1788 - 1851), was strongly supported by the nobility to assume the throne. Prince Mongkut decided to enter the Buddhist priesthood and traveled in exile across Thailand, during which time he founded the Thammayut Nikaya Reform Movement (a sect of Theravada Buddhism) that later became one of the two denominations of Buddhism in Thailand. Mongkut's aim was to upgrade monastic discipline and make it more orthodox, after noticing what he saw as serious discrepancies between the teachings and actual practices of Thai monks. Prince Mongkut spent the following 27 years integrating Western knowledge with Thai culture, studying Latin, English, astronomy and the arts.

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        The Birthday Party

      London: Encore Publishing Co.. (1959). First. First edition. A trifle rubbed, still fine in wrappers. The very uncommon true first edition of Pinter's first play, Inscribed by him to his first wife Vivien Merchant: "Dec. 59 To Vivien, Love D." The "D." is for David. Pinter, who was also an actor, used the stage name David Baron and almost all his early material inscribed to Merchant is signed thus. Neither this edition, nor the first trade edition in England, published by Methuen, contained a printed dedication. However, the first American edition, The Birthday Party & The Room: Two Plays, which was the first edition to contain a printed dedication, was dedicated to Merchant. Thus, to our lights, this could fairly be considered the dedication copy of the Nobel laureate's first book -- it is certainly as close to one as could exist. An exceptional association copy of a very uncommon book. Housed in custom full cloth clamshell box. .

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        THE SAME DOOR

      Knopf NY: Knopf, 1959. First edition, first prnt. Signed by Updike on the half-title page. 8vo. Beginning board edge toning and beginning foxing on the pastedowns and foreedge; dustjacket with edgewear, mostly at the spine folds and ends and corners, short closed tear with few shallow wrinkles at the rear flap bottom corner with internal tape reinforcement (not apparent on the outside), three small perforations on the front flap fold, beginning foxing on the rear panel and the interior and minor rubbing. Altogether, a tight, clean copy with still bright, intact dustjacket. Very Good condition in a Very Good dustjacket in a Durafold mylar cover. Signed by Author. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        The Little Disturbances of Man

      Garden City: Doubleday. 1959. The first book, a collection of stories, by a writer who has helped define the role of women and politics in contemporary literature: engaged without being didactic, Paley focuses on both the ordinariness and the wonder of everyday life. Inscribed by Paley to Jean Stafford and A.J. Liebling: "To Jean & Joe -- Grace Paley." A wonderful association copy: Stafford was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author; Liebling, her third husband, was a journalist and sports writer who wrote for The New Yorker. His book on boxing, The Sweet Science, was named by Sports Illustrated in 2002 as the best book on any sport ever written. Offsetting to the endpages; near fine in a very good dust jacket with spotting to the rear panel and rubbing to the folds. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Projective Verse

      (NY): (Totem). (1959). The first separate edition of this essay by Olson, originally published in 1950 and here published by the poet Leroi Jones's press. Olson's essay, which argued for a form of poetry that was dictated not by the external structures of line and meter but by the internal "structure" of the poet's breath, was a radical and influential statement, and it helped attract a number of poets to Black Mountain College where he was teaching at the time. Among the poets who came to Black Mountain, largely because of Olson's presence there, were Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, and Denise Levertov. "Projective Verse" is widely considered Olson's most important critical statement on poetry in much the same way as The Maximus Poems -- although a much larger work -- is considered his most important poetic statement. Warmly inscribed by Olson in 1960 to poet Vince Ferrini and his wife, Mary Shore. An excellent association copy: Ferrini and Olson were both friends and competitors, and Ferrini introduced Olson to Robert Creeley; in addition, Olson addressed Ferrini directly in The Maximus Poems. One spot to front cover; near fine in stapled wrappers. . First Edition. Softcover.

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        Mécanique Quantique. Tome I.

      DUNOD, Paris 1959. 8vo. XV + 430 pages. Publisher's cloth, no dust wrappers.. With an inscription on the fly leaf to Professor Niels Bohr: "Au professeur Niels Bohr, en hommage et en témoignage de profond respect, Albert Messiah." ('For professor Niels Bohr with homage and as a sign of profound respect, Albert Messiah').** Wonderful association copy: Messiah [1921- ] attended Bohr's lectures at Princeton in 1954 [when Bohr visited Einstein], and was so inspired that he held the first lectures on quantum physics in France at Université d'Orsay. This textbook became the standard work of generations of French Physicists, so this copy is the birth certificate of French quantum physics

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        A Separate Peace

      London: Secker and Warburg. 1959. His classic and influential coming of age novel. Inscribed by Knowles: "To ___ -- the editor who saved my first article for Holiday, here is my first book, which will have to save itself -- With affection, Jack." Knowles had written an article for Holiday about Phillips Exeter Academy, which he attended in high school, and it received high praise, leading him to take a job as an assistant editor at the magazine. When A Separate Peace, a novel based on his time at Exeter, was published to great acclaim, Knowles was able to leave Holiday to pursue writing full time. Filmed once theatrically (in 1972 with Parker Stevenson) and twice more for television. Tape ghosts to the rear endpages and general modest foxing, otherwise a near fine copy, with the recipient's signature on the front free endpaper; in a very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with shallow chipping to the crown. A nice inscription and a significant association copy of a his scarce first novel. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Pass the Gravy (Signed First Edition)

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

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         “The last L&H film was made in France, titled ‘UTOPIA’, sorry to say it was the worst we ever made … The John Wayne film you saw recently in which Hardy was in, was made in ’48. (released in ’49.) … Mr Wayne being a good friend of Hardy requested him to appear alone in this film, so of course I had no objection…”

      Typed Letter Signed “Stan Laurel,” 1.25 pages, 7.25” x 10.5”, front & verso. On stationery of the Oceana Apartment Hotel, Santa Monica, California, November 27, 1959. To Glen Laxton, Lincoln, Rhode Island. Original envelope included. Tape shows through, not at signature, with no affect on legibility. Minor flaws. Fine condition. In part, “Note you have a Tape recorder – what make is it? Mine is a ‘Wollensak’. Am sure you will get a lot of pleasure out of it. I get a lot of fun out of mine recording Candid Conversations when several people visit me at one time & during card games sometimes – I hide the ‘Mike’ from view, & before they leave I play it back for them & they sure get a big kick out of it, its amazing how funny these conversations are under these conditions. “The last L&H film was made in France, titled ‘UTOPIA’, sorry to say it was the worst we ever made. We had a lot of trouble on that one, due to language barrier – sickness etc. I was in hospital for eight weeks during the film, had a serious operation, dropped in weight from 170 lbs. to 114. never thought I’d manage to finish the picture, it was really a nightmare for me… “The John Wayne film you saw recently in which Hardy was in, was made in ’48. (released in ’49.) we had just returned from a European tour & Mr Wayne being a good friend of Hardy requested him to appear alone in this film, so of course I had no objection as I badly needed a rest. After this film we both returned to Great Britain again. Incidently I never did see this film. Yes, Jimmy Finlayson was older than Hardy & I, I think about 8 years – we both were very fond of Jimmy – a great comic…” Oliver Hardy portrayed John Wayne’s sidekick in “The Fighting Kentuckian.” Hardy had initially balked at acting in the movie, for fear that it would make people think that he and Stan Laurel had broken up as a team, but Laurel insisted that Hardy take the role. John Wayne was so pleased with the chemistry between himself and Oliver Hardy that he offered Hardy the role of “permanent comic sidekick” in subsequent movies. By the time this picture was released in 1949, Stan Laurel was fully rested and was able to return to the Laurel & Hardy team, so Hardy graciously declined Wayne’s offer. Jimmy Finlayson (1887-1953) appeared in over 50 Laurel & Hardy films. The bald-pated, handlebar-mustachioed actor, was known for his slow burn. Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson, has said that Homer’s “D’oh!’ was inspired by Finlayson’s use of the same exclamation during his double takes.

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        NAKED LUNCH

      New York: Grove Press, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo. Easily near fine or better in like jacket. Barest traces of wear at a couple corners. Else bright, sharp, clean, square and tight. The best copy we've handled and just about the best we've seen. First US edition (both book and jacket) of the Beat masterpiece, which - copyright date aside - was not actually published in the US by Grove until 1962. A landmark novel, it led to several important court decisions on indecency and censorship. Certainly Burroughs' best-known work (it was successfully adapted by David Cronenberg into a fine film of the same name), it is also arguably Burroughs' best and most enduring as well. One of 3500 copies. And incidently, there are no "states" of this jacket, contrary to some dealer's listings. There are only later printings of the jacket married to earlier editions of the book; see Shoaf 2b-i. Not an uncommon book by any means. Innumerable lesser copies reside in abundance online. But ours is nicer, and in a condition befitting the book's status. [Maynard and Miles 2Ab].

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        HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

      1959. 1. SEUSS,DR. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! NY:Random (1959). 4to, glazed pictorial bds, corner of free ep clipped else near Fine in sl. worn and soiled dust wrapper with price intact. 1st edition. This was the first Dr. Seuss book printed in full color. Younger / Hirsch 28.

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        Masking by Tones vs Noise Bands.

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

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        Gli Americani (The Americans)

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

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        LYRICS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. Inscribed

      New York: Alfred A Knopf,, 1959 First Edition Inscribed by Ira Gershwin to the front endpaper. 'For Gus Gabriel with best wishes and appreciation, Ira Gershwin.' 8vo. 366 pp. Dedicatee's attractive bookplate to the front pastedown. A near fine or better copy in 1/4 brown over green cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with two intertwined glass ring stains to the bottom of the front panel. Gus Gabriel, President of Dunhill Publishing, was the husband of Ethel Gabriel, the only woman record producer and music executive in the industry, producing many Gershwin hits.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        A FORM OF WOMEN. Inscribed to Allen Ginsberg

      New York: Jargon Books in Association with Corinth Books, 1959 Creeley, Robert. A FORM OF WOMEN. Inscribed to Allen Ginsberg. New York: Jargon Books in Association with Corinth Books, 1959. First edition. This 8vo., Stiff illustrated wrappers. Wrappers a trifle soiled, else fine. Inscribed on the title page: " For Allen / with love / Bob" Issued as Jargon 33. inscribed to Allen Ginsberg. "INTERVIEWER [Lewis MacAdams and Linda Wagner-Martin] When did you meet Ginsberg? CREELEY In 1956 - after leaving Black Mountain, it must have been in early January or so, then stopping in Albuquerque with friends to pull myself together, then going on to San Francisco where Ed Dorn and his family were. I was trying to get out of my own habits. My marriage had finally ended altogether - and I was sick of what I knew, so to speak. So anyhow I decided to go west. I got to Ed's place about four in the afternoon, and he and Helene drove me around a little. I remember we got very drunk or I at least did - and Rexroth had invited me over for dinner. I can remember vomiting all over the sidewalk, just before I went in, something like an hour or so late. Then later that same night, after Ed had taken off for a job he had as a baggage clerk at Greyhound, suddenly Allen appeared. He was working at the same place only on an earlier shift. It's so characteristic of Allen to be there like that, that is, to come so directly to what interests him. And I was God knows flattered - we talked most of the night about Olson and the scene at Black Mountain. And he told me what was happening in San Francisco. Later, I remember walking around the city with him and Phil Whalen, with Allen inevitably carrying the big black binder notebook, reading us "Howl" every time we sat down or stopped for something to eat. It was really a beautiful time - everything was so open, just poised on its own energies". - The Paris Review, Fall 1968. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Hurray for the Worm

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

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        Henderson the Rain King

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

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

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1959. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of the Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers, and the Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, these are the 8th impression of 1959 for The Fellowship of the Ring, the 6th impression of 1959 for The Two Towers, and the 5th impression of 1959 for The Return of the King. These books and dustjackets are in Near Fine condition. No foxing or offsetting to the text block or endpapers. No previous owner's names or writing in any of the books, with previous owners (same) embossed stamp on the title page of the Two Towers and Return of the King. Only the Fellowship dustjacket is price clipped. All maps are tipped in, and in Near Fine condition as well. No tears, foxing, or extra folds noted. Virtually no wear to the edges of the dustjackets, and only the lightest rubbing to the tips of the folds and spine, no loss. A beautiful, tight, bright set, with almost no fading or tanning of the spines. Not many in this immaculate condition. A custom slipcase, covered with hand marbled paper, to show and protect this valuable collection. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        THE PAPERS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (VOLS 1 - 28)

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

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        Riprap

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

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        Le récif maudit

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

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

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

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        Dents de Lait, Dents de Loup

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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        Cider with Rosie

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1959. With drawings by John Ward. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket and the original Book Society wrap-around band. Spine very slightly rolled. A superb copy in the original dust jacket and wrap-around band. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank, "To Maud Russell – under whose roof some of these last pages were written – from Laurie Lee, with thanks. November 1959".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        RIPRAP

      Ashland, MA: Origin Press, 1959. First Edition. wraps. Fine with very light and expected wear for such a fragile piece. Bound in string-tied Japanese-style printed blue paper wrappers. The "Poet Laureate of Deep Ecology's" first book, one of only 500 copies designed and edited by Cid Corman and printed in Japan. A high spot of Beat Literature. Attractively SIGNED by the poet on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated volume I-V.

      André Deutsch, London 1959 to 1972. 4to. 5 volumes. Profusely illustrated mainly in b/w, but also with colour photographs. In Very Fine+/Fine + condition for all 5 volumes. A very nice set, with an overwhelming amount of stunning illustrations.. The authorative edition about Venezuelan Orchids, only problem with this set is that volume VI is missing. A must for all serious flower enthusiasts and orchid-collector

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        Lolita

      London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson,, 1959. Octavo. Original black boards, title to spine in silver, red topstain. With the dust jacket. Faint spotting to top edge copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some soiling to back panel. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in Paris in 1955.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        GOLDFINGER

      Jonathan Cape. London.,1959. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. SIGNED BY IAN FLEMING on the front free endpaper. Black cloth with Blind stamped skull and gilt eyes on front board and gilt lettering to spine. Colour dustwrapper, designed by Richard Chopping. The inner flap with original price of 15s. net. A fine, tight, clean copy in a fine, bright dustwrapper. A fantastic combination of scarcity and condition. Housed in a felt lined, black cloth, clam-shell box with gilt lettering to the spine, by The Chelsea Bindery. The seventh James Bond book. Filmed in 1964 with Sean Connery Playing Bond and featuring one of the most famous exchanges in Bond cinema history.-- Bond; "Do you expect me to talk?". Auric Goldfinger; "No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die".:

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        Mongolyn ardyn gar urlag. ( Mongolian Popular Arts and Crafts)

      No date. Ca. 1959.. 84 plates, tipped onto grey card sheets approximately 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, housed in decorative cloth-covered box with title on hinged lid, cloth clasp. On verso of each plate is a description of the image in Russian, English, French, German and Mongolian. Unpaginated (16 page) pamphlet (8 x 6 inches) with grey tie. There are 24 plates in color (most by the artist Idamsurun) and 60 black and white photographic plates. The plates depict a wide variety of Mongolian arts and crafts, including costumes, furniture, silver work, ivory carvings, etc. The artisan works appear chiefly of an historical rather than contemporary nature. The pamphlet contains a 3 page article "Mongolian Popular Arts and Crafts" translated into five languages. OLCC records suggest the University of Mongolia as publisher and the place of publication as Ulan Bator, Mongolia. .

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        ALBERT MARQUET [ Signed 1st ]

      Paris: Editions Cercle d'Art. 1959. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very good in boards. No dust jacket. Small corner of FEP missing. Owner name and address.; Beautifully Inscribed By Marquets wife and Dated.; Signed by Author .

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        The Naked Lunch

      Olympia Press, Paris, 1959. The Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs. First issue in green wrappers. Publisher:( Olympia Press, Paris, 1959). Shows the Traveler’s Companion, no 76 on the front cover. The rare cover has the notation: Francs: 1500, NOT TO BE SOLD IN THE U.S.A OR U.K. with the new franc stamp overlaid. Wrappers are in very good condition with some minor edge wear and toning. Contents clean. 225 pages. Inventory #11-080.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Naked Lunch

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1959. First Edition. So-called second state with the New Franc stamp. Along with On the Road and Howl, one of the three high spots of Beat Literature. Near fine in wrappers in a near fine jacket. Very nice copy.

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        The Naked Lunch

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1959. First edition, first issue with the original price of "Francs 1500" (later issues have an "18NF" price sticker). Original publisher's green wrappers, dust jacket. About fine with some spotting to top edge and a small stain to the fore-edge; in a fine jacket, free of any wear, chips or loss. An excellent copy of Burroughs' second book, and arguably his most popular Beat literary high spot.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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