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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.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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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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        Cider with Rosie

      Hogarth Press London: Hogarth Press. 1959. First. First edition, the suppressed or withdrawn first issue which includes the account of the fire at the piano factory. Neat owner's name on the front fly, and some modest foxing else fine in fine dustwrapper. The first volume in the author's acclaimed novelistic autobiographical trilogy, this volume concentrating on sketches of the author's childhood in the Gloucestershire village of Slad. A lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Grove Press NY: Grove Press, 1959. First US edition, first prnt. (1962). Signed by Burroughs on the title page. 8vo. Topedge with black topstain and correct price printed on front flap (six dollars). Beginning page toning and spine cloth slightly pushed, spine gilt lettering intact; dustjacket with a quarter-inch closed tear and shallow crease at the front panel topedge, toning on the rear flap fold, touch of wear at the front panel upper corner and spine topedge. A clean, tight and bright copy. Near Fine condition in a Very Good+ dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Signed by Author. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
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        Jurisprudence. Five Volumes. Strait 44

      Pound's magnum opus and his great summing up, praised by Karl Llewellyn as "always learned", conceived as far back as 1893 and written over many decades, and going "everywhere with him . . . almost as though he had kept an intellectual diary". Original brown buckram, gilt, a very good set. West Publishing Co., St. Paul, 1959.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Ho sposato un mostro venuto dallo spazio (I married a monster fom outer space).

      Paramount Films, Ripalta Industrie Grafiche, 1959, Milano, prima edizione italiana. Manifesto disegnato da Marcello Colizzi (firmato sul margine laterale destro), stampato in litografia in colore con stampa in offset, cm 140 x 200. Il celebre film di fantascienza usc?, con produzione americana, nel 1958. Sposata da poco con Bill, Maggie non capisce i suoi strani comportamenti. Con orrore scopre che si tratta di una creatura aliena che ha assunto i tratti del marito. Provenienti da un pianeta morente, degli alieni sono scesi sulla Terra alla ricerca di madri per i loro figli. Assunte le sembianze degli abitanti del posto, li tengono in sospensione vitale in un disco volante. Nonostante l'alieno manifesti amore per la terrestre, Maggie avverte l'FBI, ma non sar? facile trovare qualcuno che non sia ancora "posseduto". Alla fine un gruppo di terrestri distrugge le macchine per la duplicazione dei corpi e libera i prigionieri. Gli invasori si dissolvono. Questo divertente film girato da un collaboratore di Fritz Lang, si rif? a "L'invasione degli ultracorpi" (1956), ma si distingue per l'originalit? della storia che vede l'alieno veramente innamorato della terrestre. Sull'affisso alberga l'espressione della povera mogliettina che si trova un marito dagli artigli verdi, un essere mostruoso di cui Marcello Colizzi ritrae solo quel tanto da farne intuire le fattezze "inconsuete", preferendo concentrarsi sulla moglie atterrita, in perfetta linea con il linguaggio della cartellonistica fantascientifica, che vede, nella donna che urla in preda al panico, uno dei soggetti preferiti. Fra gli altri titoli illustrati da Colizzi, menzioniamo gli italiani "Il Decameron", "La voglia matta", "Il sorpasso", accanto agli americani "L'uomo che uccise Liberty Valance" e "Questo pazzo, pazzo, pazzo, pazzo mondo". Alcuni strappetti marginali e altri alla piegatura centrale, lungo il margine laterale sinistro. Per il resto ottimo lo stato di conservazione. .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G]
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        La deuxième collection Salubra / Zweite Salubra Kollektion / Second Salubra Collection.

      [Basel], 1959. 25x40 cm. 3 title leaves + (9, 3 blanks) pages of Corbusier's sketches, in French, German and English + 3 photo plates (examples of interior designs) + 14 double-page plates of wallpapers + 20 plates of "basic colours" + a plastic folder at end of the volume containing 2 cardboard windows (used to show combinations of colours). Mounted on rear inner board are small samples of the 20 basic colours, forming what Le Corbusier calls a "Keyboard of colours". Original clothbacked pictorial boards. Spine ends and corners are a trifle worn. One of the wallpaper plates has a hardly recognizable mending at the fore-edge. A fine copy of this rare work. The collaboration between the Swiss wallpaper company Salubra and Le Corbusier resulted in two collections of wallpapers, published in 1932 and 1959, respectively. The first collection consisted solely of plain coloured papers, while this second collection contains two series of wallpapers, called "Wall" and "Marble". This second collection often lacks a number of plates, since Le Corbusier suggests that they should be taken out and hung on a wall, according to colour combinations achieved by using the cardboard windows on the "Keyboard of colours"

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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      Macmillan New York: Macmillan. 1959. First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a small scuff from a price sticker removed on the front flap. A very uncommon novel, basis for the 1971 film McCabe and Mrs. Miller, directed by Robert Altman and featuring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. A much nicer than usual copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Hard Candy: A Book of Stories

      New Directions (New York): New Directions. (1959). First. Unbound folded and gathered signatures of the first trade edition. Note on the first leaf from the printer, Chas. H. Bohn & Co., asking for approval, dated in ink "8/17/59," and marked "OK 8/18" in red pencil. Fine. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Completeness Theorem in Modal Logic. [In: The Journal of Symbolic Logic. Edited by Alonza Church, Leon Henkin, S.C. Kleene, Alice A. Lezerowitz & Alfons Borgers. Volume 24, Number 1, March 1959].

      (No place), The Association for Symbolic Logic, 1959. 8vo. Orig. printed wrappers. An excellent copy in near mint condition, in- as well as externally. Pp. (1) - 14. (The entire volume: 96 pp.).. The seminal first printing of Kripke's debut article, which provided the basis for his logic and for the model theory for modal logic in general. The work constitutes the very beginning of Kripke Semantics (often called possible world semantics). Kripke's works in general are rare in fist editions. Many of them remain unpublished and are only known in privately circulated manuscripts.The American philosopher Saul A. Kripke (born 1940) is an exceedingly important logician and philosopher of language and one of the most powerful and influential thinkers of analytic and Anglo-American philosophy. He is considered the greatest living philosopher and perhaps the greatest since Wittgenstein. In 2001 he was awarded the Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy, which is considered the philosopical equivalent of the Nobel Prize.Kripke, who grew up in Omaha in a religious Jewish family, was somewhat of a prodigy child. During grammar school he got intimately acquainted with and mastered to perfection algebra, geometry and calculus, and very early on he took up philosophy, which later became his career. Still a teenager, in high school, he wrote a work that was to change the face of philosophical logic forever, namely the groundbreaking paper "A Completeness Theorem for Modal Logic", which was printed a few years later, in 1959, in the Journal of Symbolic Logic, while he was in his first year at Harvard University. This seminal debut work proposed what later came to be known as Kripke models for modal logic. The story goes that the paper earned a letter from the department of mathematics urging Kripke to apply for a job there, to which he is said to have written an answer explaining "My mother said that I should finish high school and go to college first."In 1962 he graduated from Harvard University, where he remained until 1968, first as a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows and then as a lecturer. During these years he developed the logical theories founded in the "Completeness Theorem" further and made seminal contributions to the field of logic and semantics. Kripke Semantics is a formal semantics for non-classical logic systems that Kripke began developing in his teenage years, first published something on in 1959 (the present work) and further developed in the 60'ies and. The development of Kripke Semantics was no less than a breakthrough in the making of non-classical logics, of which no model theory existed before Kripke's. With this work, Kripke laid the foundation for proving completeness theorems for modal logic, and for identifying the weakest normal modal logic, which is now named K after him

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        The Naked Lunch.

      Paris: The Olympia Press (1959).. First edition, first issue, 8vo, 225, (3) pp. Original paper wrappers, d.w., small closed tear to the top of the spine, light browning to the spine also, otherwise an excellent bright copy. The first issue with the green title border, but with the price crossed out and the new price stamped on the lower cover, and the price blacked out to the lower wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        La reliure en France de ses origines à nos jours. I-II (III).

      Jean Rousseau-Girard, Paris 1959-60. Tome I. Des origines à la fin du XVIIe siècle: xvi, (16), 201, (1) s. + 88 planscher. Tome II. De 1700 à 1850: 259, (1) s. + 71 planscher. 4:o (28,5 x 23 cm). Privatbundna skinnband med helt guldsnitt. Banden bundna i franska flaggans färger; bakre pärmar blå, ryggarna vita och främre pärmarna röda. Alla omslag samt ryggarna medbundna. Handstickade kapitälband i blått, vitt och rött. Främre och bakre uppslag klädda med handmarmorerat papper. (G. Christoferson). Fotografier, vinjetter, faksimiler, monterade färgplanscher och andra illustrationer. Varje volym avslutas med en bibliografi och biografi över franska bokbindare. Två volymer. En tredje del utkom i detta monumentalverk över fransk bokbandskonst. Tryckt i 900 exemplar. (Schmidt-Künsemüller nr 1951, Brenni 516)

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Morris Stockholm/Södertalje]
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        Sagan om ringen / Sagan om de två tornen / Sagan om konungens återkomst.

      Stockholm; Gebers, 1959-1961. Translated by Åke Ohlmarks. [25,5x17 cm]. 482, (1, 1 blank) & 406, (1, 1 blank) & 377, (1) pp. 3 volumes in brown half morocco with red leather labels, gilt top edges and marbled sides, with all wrappers preserved. The first and the last volume slightly rubbed along edges of the boards. Light stains on 5 pages in the first volume. Owner's signature at top of the half-title in the third volume (Kjell Sucksdorff). A very attractive set of the first Swedish edition of "The Lord of the Rings"

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        A Completeness Theorem in Modal Logic. (Thorild Dahlquist's copy )Princeton: The Association for Symbolic Logic, 1959. First edition.

      An absolutely mint copy of his first paper on modal logic which marks the beginning of Kripke Semantics. "Kripke made his early reputation as a logical prodigy, especially through work on the completeness of systems of modal logic. The three classic papers are 'Completeness Theorem in Modal Logic' (1959, Journal of Symbolic Logic), 'Semantical Analysis of Modal Logic' (1963, Zeitschrift für Mathematische Logik ...) and 'Sematical Considerations on Modal Logic' (1963, Acta Philosophica Fennica). ... Kripke sematics: The standard semantic treatment for modal languages with symbols for necessity and possibility, due to Saul Kripke. The model is a set of possible worlds and a relation on them, corresponding to the idea of one world being 'accessible' from another. A valuation function then evaluates sentences as true or false at worlds. Using these models, Kripke was able to bring new treatments to issues such as the decidability, independaance, and completeness of different systems of modal logic, where different conditions on the accessibility relation correspond to different strengths of system." (The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, pp.200-201). Provenance: With the signature of Swedish logician Thorild Dahlquist to the inside of the front wrapper.. In: The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 1959, pp.1-14. The complete issue in original printed wrappers offered (mint condition)

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        Mansart Builds a School

      Mainstream Publishers New York: Mainstream Publishers. 1959. First. First edition. A bookplate on the front pastedown, paper over the front hinge cracked, but the hinge is still tight, a very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Du Bois to a fellow author: "For Van Wyck Brooks, W.E.B. Du Bois May 25, 1960." Although the long careers of both Harvard-educated authors overlapped for many decades, Brooks and Du Bois apparently did not know one another well until relatively late in their lives. In 1948 Brooks made a very formal appeal to Du Bois in the Committee of One Thousand's efforts to fight the existence of HUAC. But over the following decade they evidently got to know each other better -- Brooks spoke at the 1958 installation of the Zorach bust of Du Bois at the Schomburg Collection. Du Bois's Brooklyn address is penciled below the inscription. The second book in Du Bois's Black Flame trilogy. .

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

      (London): Weidenfeld and Nicolson. (1959). First. First English edition. Soemwhat cocked, a bit of foxing on the preliminaries, and some sunning at the foot, very good in near fine dustwrapper, with a tear corresponding at the foot. Signed by the author on the title page. Bellow's seriocomic novel of an eccentric American millionaire on a quest in Africa. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Little Disturbances of Man

      Doubleday 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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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