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        The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - SIGNED First Edition

      W H Allen 1959 - A first edition, first printing published by W H Allen in 1959. A very good+ book SIGNED without dedication to the title page. From the library of Terry Hitchins who purchased the Sillitoe library. In a near fine unclipped wrapper A rare signed book [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        On My Own

      Hutchinson, London., 1959. First U.K. edition. Octavo. 287 pages. An account of her time as ''chairman [sic]'' of the Human Rights Commission.Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.Bookplate on front pastedown of Bebe Steinberg, later Lady Hannah Foley. Very good indeed in very good dustwrapper chipped at head and tail of spine.

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        STUDI ITALIANI DI FILOLOGIA CLASSICA n.s. vol. XXXI

      LE MONNIER, 1959. ITALIANO 0,39 Due fascicoli della pubblicazione semestrale, nuova serie, brossure editoriali morbide, ingiallite al dorso, scolorite e con lieve usura ai bordi, al dorso titoli con biro blu, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo, testi di A.La Penna, F.Munari, G.Pascucci, S.Boscherini ed altri USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Naked Lunch

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1959. First edition. Paperback. Very Good/very good. Pocket paperbound book in Brion Gysin illustrated dustwrapper. 226 pp. The first printing, second issue of the beat classic novel by Burroughs. econd issue points apply with new price NF 18 francs on rear cover. This copy in very good condition with a small area of light staining to the bottom of the front endpaper spilling over slightly on to the inside front cover. Binding is square and covers are clean. The thick illustrated dustwrapper (designed by Burroughs himself) is also in very good condition with light soiling and wear. A solid example overall of what has become, along with On The Road and Howl, part of the classic beat triangle of books most sought after by collectors.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        La Fable du Monde. Poème.

      André et Pierre Gonin, Lausanne 1959 - Un des 150 ex. numérotés et signés par Jean Lurçat, sur Rives pur chiffon. Nominatif. Sous emboîtage. Lithographies dans le texte, sur la couverture et l'emboîtage. Cinq hors-texte en double page rehaussées à la main par Jean Lurçat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KOKALOS vol. V STUDI PUBBLICATI DALL'ISTITUTO DI STORIA ANTICA DELL'UNIVERSITA' DI PALERMO

      BANCO DI SICILIA, PALERMO 1959 - ITALIANO Pagine ancora intonse ed ingiallite ai bordi da fattore tempo, con 18 tavole in nero fuori testo, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli e piccola illustrazione al piatto, ingiallita, con fioritura e bordi stanchi. Testi di E.Gabrici, S.Marinatos, M.Sordi, F.Ghinati ed altri

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        STUDI ITALIANI DI FILOLOGIA CLASSICA n.s. vol. XXXI

      LE MONNIER, FIRENZE 1959 - ITALIANO Due fascicoli della pubblicazione semestrale, nuova serie, brossure editoriali morbide, ingiallite al dorso, scolorite e con lieve usura ai bordi, al dorso titoli con biro blu, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo, testi di A.La Penna, F.Munari, G.Pascucci, S.Boscherini ed altri

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        SEXY GIRL / COME DANCE WITH ME [VOULEZ-VOUS DANSER AVEC MOI?] (1959)

      Vides Cinematografica / Franco Films 1959 - Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro foglio poster, Italy. Brigitte Bardot, Henri Vidal, Dawn Addams, Dario Moreno, dir: Michel Boisrond; Vides Cinematografica / Franco Films. The film about a young widow who becomes a dance instructor at the dance school where her husband is circumstantially involved in a murder is more a thriller than a film about a sexy girl. But, of course, Bardot teaches dance in a somewhat provocative way, and thus the Italian "take" on the action. On linen, NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Action #252 comic book First Supergirl key issue-dc Silver-age-10 cent Superman

      DC 1959 - -First appearance of SUPERGIRL. -Presents nice. Has tape inside spine and front cover. Complete. Condition: G+

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        The Hound of The Baskervilles [Release Script for 1959 Film]

      United Artists Studios. LOOSE_LEAF. Los Angeles, 1959. The release script for the 1959 film "Hound of the Baskervilles," starring Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes. Mimeographed typescript, with text on rectos only. Pages are loose in folder. Most leaves in fine condition, with the title page having a paper clip indentation and some tiny marginal tears, and a few pages with small creases at corners. Quite well preserved overall, in near fine condition. From the estate of a longtime member of the Baker Street Irregulars. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Fine. 1959. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        Galleys and Page Proofs]: Sweet Bird of Youth

      New Directions, [New York 1959 - Galleys and page proofs of the first edition. Oblong quartos and narrow folios. Loose sheets printed rectos only. A bit of wear to the edges of some sheets and a couple of small isolated dampstains, else fine. A complete galley with two sets of page proofs -- one printed on onion skin -- of the first edition published by New Directions. The galleys and proofs have a couple of corrections and scattered printer's notes. They are accompanied by second partial galley and a third partial set of page proofs. The original Broadway production of Williams's play about a gigolo and drifter who returns to his hometown as the traveling companion of a faded film star was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Paul Newman and Geraldine Page. Scarce. It is likely that only a handful of copies were produced. From the collection of Edwin Erbe, former publicity director for New Directions.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Life of Sir Alexander Fleming.

      1959 - Portrait frontispiece, illustrations. First English edition. 8vo., cloth, dust jacket. London, Jonathan Cape. Translated from the French by Gerard Hopkins. Loosely inserted a TLS on headed notepaper of the Wright-Fleming Institute of Microbiology, some 82 words, dated 20th July, 1948, signed 'A.Fleming', to Dr. R.J.Cyriax, declining an invitation explaining he is too busy. Newspaper clipping loosely inserted of an obituary of Dr. James Cyriax. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper 'Joan Cyriax July 1960 Newcastle upon Tyne'. Dust jacket just nicked on the lower edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        BRONZES AND JADES OF ANCIENT CHINA.

      - Tokyo 1959, Nihon Keizai. Rose cloth, very good, small folio 25.5 x 32 cm., 101p. Japanese text, 13p. English summary and 20 more pages of English list of plates & brief description of each of the 86 color & b.w. plates, 85 figures, appendix, chronology, contained in a custom-made cloth-covered slip- case. Translated by J.O. Gauntlett. A superb monograph, with focus on the Yin-Chou bronzes, Western & Eastern Chou bronz- es, with chronology of sites. With an expository essay on the uses of bronze materials in these early cultures for cooking, food, wine, water vessels, chariot ornaments & fit- tings & musical instruments, ornamentation found on bronzes. The origin of literacy in China as found on bronzes. Warring States jades, many of which found in pairs. With copious dr- awings of a wide variety of named bronze vessels, rubbings of bronze decoration and inscriptons, Tao'te masks, generous maps, cutaway bronze views, designs, patterns & c. This long book has been long out-of-print & a most difficult work to find on the market, always coveted by collectors. R A R E !

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Face of WAR [ Signed Presentation Copy]

      LONDON Rupert Hart Davis Soho Square 1959 - A good copy of the First English Edition in unclipped 18/- dustwrapper inscribed to the half title " To Alan Williams, this museum piece Martha Gellhorn London, April 1997 " Alan Williams aka Alan Emlyn Williams Ex-foreign correspondent, novelist & writer of thrillers. He was educated at Stowe,Grenoble & Heidelberg Universities,and at King's College, Cambridge.His father was the actor and writer Emlyn Williams. Noël Coward was his godfather. Martha Ellis Gellhorn (1908-1998) Wife of Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist, who is now considered one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. where he graduated in 1957 with a B.A. in modern languages. His father was the actor and writer Emlyn Williams & Noël Coward was his godfather. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John L. Capes (Books) Established 1969]
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        Praha panoramaticka

      Praha: Statni nakladatelstvi krasne literatury, hudby a umeni 1959 Unterschrift von Josef Sudek auf dem Schmutztitelblatt!; Erstausgabe, ein Fotobuch mit 284 künstlerischen Aufnahmen von Prag, aufgenommenen mit Weitwinkelobjektiv, mit einem Gedicht von Jaroslav Seifert, grafische Gestaltung von Arch. J. Rothmayer, OLWd., maßgefertigte Kartonschachtel, 295 Seiten, quer 4° (22,5 x 35,5 cm), von außen abgegriffen und leicht angeschmutzt, alte Widmung auf dem fliegenden Blatt, Schnitt abgegriffen, leicht lichtrandig, insgesamt noch guter Zustand.Fotobuch, tschechische Fotografie, kostbare Ausgaben, Bücher mit Unterschrift

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Dreizehn Lithographien zu Gedichten des Federico García Lorca

      Munchen: Verlag Wolfgang Gurlitt, 1959. Die im jahre 1958 entstandene lithographienfolge erscheint anlasslich des achtzigsten geburtstages des kunstlers als erstes werk der neuen-wofgang-gurlitt-graphik-serie in einer einmligen ausgabe von 100 exemplaren ausgabe I-XXV auf Japan, ausgabe 26-100 auf kupferdruckbutten der druck der graphik erfolgte unter leitung des kunstlers den text druckte die druckwerkstatte erich blaschker berlin. Dieses Exemplar Tragt Die Nummer 7 Jede Lithographie Ist Vom Kunstler Eigenhandig Signiert. Portfolio of 13 lithographed prints by the artist Willi Geiger. Housed in the original black cardstock portfolio, each lithograph signed and numbered by the artist. Some scattered foxing primarily to the edges of the paper. Artist and graphic designer Willi Geiger (1878-1971) was one of the most important representatives of German expressionism. Overall very good. Will require extra shipping for our international customers. . Limited Edition. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

      [Bookseller: RON RAMSWICK BOOKS, IOBA ]
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        A COMPENDIUM OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION.

      New York and London 1959 - Dornbusch III, 105. 3 Vols. Number 5 of a limited edition of 50 numbered sets bound in full leather with marbled boards, top edge gilt, raised bands, gold stamping, spines slightly sunned, fine in a slightly soiled and scuffed box, most handsome. 479-25 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Broadfoot Publishing Company]
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        The Edicts Of Asoka

      Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1959. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good +. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Printing Xvii, 69 Pp. Green Cloth, Stamped In Black. Lightly Ued Book In Lightly Worn Dj Priced $1.75 1/8" Square Chip At Top Of Front Spine Edge. Inscribed On Front Pastedown "To John Raben- Some Ancient Wisdom For His Birthday. Many Happy Returns. Richard Mckeon And Muriel / Jan. 20, 1959". Mckeon Was One Of The Most Respected Professors At The University Of Chicago, Renowned For His Ideas And Methods Courses. John R. Raben Was A Senior Partner In The Law Firm Of Sullivan & Cromwell, With Which He Had Been Associated Since 1939. Mr. Raben Had Been Counsel To Investment Banking And Accounting Firms And Associations. When The Financial Accounting Standards Board Was Established In 1973 As The Rule-Making Apparatus Of The Accounting Profession He Became Its Counsel. He Was Also Counsel To The Industry Task Force That Helped Draft The Securities Investors Protection Corporation Legislation. The Raben Lecture At Yale Is Named In His Honor.

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        Split from Twinkling Hell

      Three Penny Press, (Studio City, CA) 1959 - [16] leaves. Poetry by W. Maurice Lacy, Walter C. Brown, and Vincent Beldon. Illustrations by Rico Rivera. In 2002, Alan Zipkin of Derringer Books turned up the manuscript of Beldon's poem, 'L.A. Night Piece' along with letters between an 18-year-old Frank Zappa and the editor of Three Penny Press. In the letters, Zappa asked that he be credited under the pseudonym Vincent Beldon. This is one of the earliest Zappa publications and it is quite uncommon. First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Rear wrapper tanned; a bit of waviness to pages, but try to find a better copy (note: There was a second Three Penny Press title with the same name but without the Beldon/Zappa contribution). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        Gosudarstvennyi gerb SSSR. Gosudarstvennyi flag SSSR. Gosudarstvennye gerby i flagi Soiusnikh Sovetskikh Sotsialistich eskikh Respublik.

      Moscow, "Isvestiia", 1959. Oblong folio. Original brick-red cloth, front cover lettered in gilt, bevelled edges, ornamented in blind; white dust-wrapper with Soviet Union emblem embossed in gilt; pp. 39 of heavy boards with title in gold and red, embossed Lenin portrait medallion on p. 3, coat-of-arms and flags in colour lithography, few very short marginal tears to wrappers, Latvian flag with surface scratch, otherwise fine; provenance: inscribed in 1965 by a Soviet educational delegation on front fly-leaf. First edition of this splendid celebration and depiction of the coat-of-arms and flags of the USSR, the Russian Soviet Federation of Socialist Republics, Russia, Ukraine, Belorus, the Uzbek Republik, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Moldova, Latvia, Kyrgyztan, Tadjikistan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and Estonia. COPAC locates one copy only, at St. Andrews.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Generation harmonique, ou traité de musique theorique et pratique.Paris, Prault fils (colophon: printed by Charles Osmont), 1737. 8vo. With an engraved vignette by Claude or Simon Duflos and 12 folding engraved plates, containing 32 numbered examples of music score, by Joseph-Louis Renou bound at the end. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine.

      - Blom (ed.), Grove's dictionary VII, pp. 31-34; Christensen (ed.), The Cambridge history of western music theory, pp. 759-769; Ferris, "The evolution of Rameau's harmonic theories", in: Journal of music theory III, 2 (1959), pp. 231-256. First edition in French of the fourth treatise on music theory by Rameau. With his Traité d'harmonie Rameau had introduced the scientific method in music theory. Following Descartes methodology, Rameau searched for the basic principles governing music. In the Traité Rameau presented a complicated procedure for deriving all chords from divisions of a single monochord string. To make up for the missing chords, Rameau presented another theory for mathematical manipulation of thirds. Secondly, since he believed that the purpose of music (and art in general) was communication, Rameau theorised on the expressive functions of harmony and tonality.In his second book length treatise, the Generation harmonique, Rameau expanded his ideas. However, due to an incomplete understanding of vibration theory at his time, the book "represents an essentially erroneous theory based on the mis-observation of a scientific experiment. Rameau seemed to discover the co-vibration of strings whose lengths were multiples of that of an agitating string Ignoring these potential difficulties, Rameau plunges into a 'scientific' justification of the subdominant" (Ferris). It would not be until 1750 that Rameau would correct this error.With bookplate and small inscriptions. Binding worn with the front hinge cracked; slightly browned throughout; otherwise a good copy.

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        The Edicts Of Asoka

      University Of Chicago Press, Chicago 1959 - Xvii, 69 Pp. Green Cloth, Stamped In Black. Lightly Ued Book In Lightly Worn Dj Priced $1.75 1/8" Square Chip At Top Of Front Spine Edge. Inscribed On Front Pastedown "To John Raben- Some Ancient Wisdom For His Birthday. Many Happy Returns. Richard Mckeon And Muriel / Jan. 20, 1959". Mckeon Was One Of The Most Respected Professors At The University Of Chicago, Renowned For His Ideas And Methods Courses. John R. Raben Was A Senior Partner In The Law Firm Of Sullivan & Cromwell, With Which He Had Been Associated Since 1939. Mr. Raben Had Been Counsel To Investment Banking And Accounting Firms And Associations. When The Financial Accounting Standards Board Was Established In 1973 As The Rule-Making Apparatus Of The Accounting Profession He Became Its Counsel. He Was Also Counsel To The Industry Task Force That Helped Draft The Securities Investors Protection Corporation Legislation. The Raben Lecture At Yale Is Named In His Honor. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Split from Twinkling Hell

      (Studio City, CA): Three Penny Press, 1959. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good. [16] leaves. Poetry by W. Maurice Lacy, Walter C. Brown, and Vincent Beldon. Illustrations by Rico Rivera. In 2002, Alan Zipkin of Derringer Books turned up the manuscript of Beldon's poem, 'L.A. Night Piece' along with letters between an 18-year-old Frank Zappa and the editor of Three Penny Press. In the letters, Zappa asked that he be credited under the pseudonym Vincent Beldon. This is one of the earliest Zappa publications and it is quite uncommon. First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Rear wrapper tanned; a bit of waviness to pages, but try to find a better copy (note: There was a second Three Penny Press title with the same name but without the Beldon/Zappa contribution).

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        Goldfinger

      Jonathan Cape, London., 1959. First edition. Octavo. 318 pages.Very near fine in near-fine, slightly nicked dustwrapper. A bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Italia con B. Palencia

      Taurus, Madrid 1959 - Con dedicatoria y dibujo original de Benjamín Palencia, y dedicatoria del autor. formato 4º. 384 p. Dibujos de B. Palencia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Galleys and Page Proofs]: Sweet Bird of Youth

      [New York: New Directions, 1959. Fine. Galleys and page proofs of the first edition. Oblong quartos and narrow folios. Loose sheets printed rectos only. A bit of wear to the edges of some sheets and a couple of small isolated dampstains, else fine. A complete galley with two sets of page proofs -- one printed on onion skin -- of the first edition published by New Directions. The galleys and proofs have a couple of corrections and scattered printer's notes. They are accompanied by second partial galley and a third partial set of page proofs. The original Broadway production of Williams's play about a gigolo and drifter who returns to his hometown as the traveling companion of a faded film star was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Paul Newman and Geraldine Page. Scarce. It is likely that only a handful of copies were produced. From the collection of Edwin Erbe, former publicity director for New Directions.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Hartigan and Rivers With O'Hara (Signed)

      Tibor de Nagy Gallery,, New York. 1959 - This is a very special copy. It is inscribed "For Bill de Kooning with much admiration Larry Rivers." Illustrated folded pamphlet. First edition of this exhibition flyer for the 1959 Tibor de Nagy exhibition of works by Larry Rivers and Grace Hartigan inspired by O'Hara's poetry, principally the portfolio of twelve lithographic collaborations between Rivers and O'Hara called Stones (Universal Limited Art Editions, 1959). The flyer prints the final section of O'Hara's long poem "Oranges", with black & white reproductions of a selection of works by Rivers and Hartigan. Short split to one of the folds. Some light rubbing to covers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Rob Warren Books]
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        Aaron Siskind: Photographs [ASSOCIATION COPY]

      Horizon Press, New York 1959 - First edition, first printing. Association copy, signed on the front free endpaper by an important artist (please inquire). Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with bold title debossed in silver on cover and stamped in red and silver on spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Aaron Siskind. Introduction by Harold Rosenberg. Designed by Ivan Chermayeff. Unpaginated, with 50 black-and-white plates finely printed on Oxford No. 1 Polar Superfine paper under the supervision of Art Sinsabaugh. 13-1/4 x 10-1/2 inches. Scarce. [Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. (New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz LLC, 2001), in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004), and in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume I. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2004).]. Near Fine (corners lightly bumped, with light shelf wear) in Very Good dust jacket (1/2-inch closed tears at the folds, a 1/4-inch chip at lower edge of front panel, wear and creasing to the extremities and light toning to the spine). The definitive publication of Siskind's work to date. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Kritische Friedrich-Schlegel-Ausgabe . 1.Band: Studien des klassischen Altertums. 2.Band: Charakteristiken und Kritiken I. 3.Band: Charakteristiken und Kritiken II 4.Band: Ansichten und Ideen von der christlichen Kunst. 5.Band: Dichtungen. 6.Band: Geschichte der alten und neuen Literatur. 7.Band: Studien zur Geschichte und Politik. 8.Band: Studien zur Philosophie und Theologie. 9.Band: Philosophie der Geschichte. 10.Band: Philosophie des Lebens, PhilosophischeVorlesungen, Philosophie der Sprache und des Wortes. 11.Band: Wissenschaft der Europäischen Literatur. 12.Band: Philosophische Vorlesungen, erster Teil. 13.Band: Philosophische Vorlesungen, zweiter Teil. 14.Band: Vorlesungen über Universalgeschichte. 15.Band: Vorlesungen und Fragmente

      Paderborn u.a., Schöningh -1995., 1959 - Sonderausgabe für die Wiss. Buchgesellsch. 20 Bände. Gr. 8°. Mit schw.-weiß Abbildungen. Leinen mit Goldprägung auf Rücken. Kleiner Exlibris Stempel auf Vorsatz. Sehr gut erhalten. (= Kritische Friedrich- Schlegel -Ausgabe =). 40102AB Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 22000

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        Miguel Street.

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1959. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.222. Publisher's black cloth titled in gilt, original pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Stephen Russ.Edges of text block a little spotted, discreet owner name to top edge of flyleaf, wrapper lightly used, frayed at crown. A very good copy indeed. A collection of linked short stories based on the author's childhood memories in Trinidad and Tobago, concerning both the dominant cultures of the island; South Asian and African. Winner of The Somerset Maugham Award, 1961, also David Cohen British Literature Prize, winning author 1993.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Photograph signed ("C. G. Jung").

      N. p., [1959]. - 225:185 mm.Framed and glazed. Showing him in conversation with Hugh Burnett, seated beneath a classical bust by a window, at a tea-table, the two in wicker chairs.

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        [A young huntsman holding a dead bird]

      [France, mid-18th century]. Red and black chalk, stumping, watermark device. Sheet: 332 x 210 mm. Framed. Provenance: E. Calando (2nd half 19th century) (Lugt 837); purchased from Emil Hirsch & Co., 1959. A charming drawing, presumably by a close follower of Jacques André Portail. Little is known of Portail's training save that he was the son of an architectural engineer in his native Brest. His use and expertise in the use of chalks was inspired by his study of Antoine Watteau, and the present image reflects the subtleties achieved by these masters. Portail was appointed designer to the king in 1738 and was soon a familiar face at Versailles. He oversaw the royal maps and paintings, the Salon exhibitions, and undertook the decoration of the public rooms at the Louvre. Portail also painted portraits and landscapes, and made engravings. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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        Goldfinger

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. "Do you expect me to talk?No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"FLEMING, Ian. Goldfinger. London: Jonathan Cape, [1959]. First edition, first impression, first issue second state, Binding 'A'. Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 inches; 188 x 127 mm.). 318 pp.Publisher's black cloth effect paper over boards, front cover with a blind-stamped skull and gilt coins in the eye sockets, spine lettered in gilt, plain endpapers. First impression, first issue, first state publisher's (unclipped) dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping. Binding very lightly 'cocked', small lower marginal stain between pp. 236 & 237, otherwise an excellent copy in a very good dust jacket, spine slightly darkened and a few very small closed edge tears.Goldfinger is the seventh novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series, first published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 23 March 1959. Goldfinger originally bore the title The Richest Man in the World and was written in January and February 1958. The story centers on the investigation by MI6 operative James Bond into the gold smuggling activities of Auric Goldfinger, who is also suspected by MI6 of being connected to SMERSH, the Soviet counter-intelligence organization. As well as establishing the background to the smuggling operation, Bond uncovers a much larger plot, with Goldfinger planning to steal the gold reserves of the United States from Fort Knox.Gilbert, A7a.1.2.

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        Cider With Rosie.

      London The Hogarth Press 1959 - First edition, first impression, first issue with account of fire at the piano works (p. 272), 8vo., with drawings by John Ward, publisher's moss green cloth, spine lettered in gold, cream dust-jacket designed by Ward and printed in green, ochre and black, with rare Book Society Choice wrap-around, top extremities of flaps toned and corner of upper one mildly creased, otherwise a near fine a copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Stride Towards Freedom The Montgomery Story With a Foreword by Father Trevor Huddleston

      First UK edition. 8vo., original red cloth, dust jacket. London, Gollancz.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1959. 12 issues.

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo 1959 - 4to. Original wraps. 12 issues complete for the year. Later issues ISSN 0131-6885 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        newspaper #8

      New York: Jack Green, nd [ca. 1959]. First Edition. Wraps. Good. Tall 4to. Top-stapled legal-sized mimeo. Heavily toned. Fairly brittle. Folded in half with some splitting at the fold. Good. [8]. One of the rarest and more unusual journals of the mimeo revolution, Newspaper published 15 issues between 1957 and 1965. Best remembered today for almost single-handedly establishing the reputation of William Gaddis' THE RECOGNITIONS through Green's thorough and devestating deconstruction of the novel's negative reviews (originally published in Newspaper 12-14, reprinted as FIRE THE BASTARDS in 1992), as well as (most infamously) his 1962 full-page ad in the Village Voice extolling the work's virtues. "[P]art conceptual art, part political tract, and part 'zine [...] 'Green' [a psuedonym] used his underground tabloid for cultural commentary and deliciously satirical (yet superbly well-documented) assaults" (Clay and Phillips p. 77). This issue is comprised of a seven-page story penned by Green on his experiences with Peyote, and a single page of selections by Luigi Pirandello, printed in the Italian and translated. A very fragile production of which not many survived.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        A CASE OF CONSCIENCE

      London: Faber And Faber Limited, [1959]. First edition. A fine copy, upper corners gently bumped, two slight dings to bottom boards in a fine dust jacket. (9696). Octavo, boards. 1959 Hugo award winner (for best novel, 1958). A novel of a culture which develops on another planet without religion. "A rich, ambiguous, deep-cutting probe into the most ultimate of concerns." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-21.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        A Case of Conscience

      Faber, London 1959 - London, Faber, 1959. First Edition. First Impression. A very good copy of one of the finest works of science fiction. Winner of the 1959 Hugo award. Spine has a lean, some rolling to the tips. Some tape burn to flaps and pastedowns. Owner's name and date to front free endpaper. A decent copy really. A highlight of science fiction collecting. Cover art / illustrations by Peter Curl [5836, Hyraxia Books]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia Books. ABA, ILAB]
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        GALAXI anno II n. 8 MENSILE DI FANTASCIENZA

      LA TRIBUNA, 1959. ITALIANO 0,11 Brossura editoriale illustrata da Crepax con Caccia al Dinosauro, leggermente ingiallita, con fioritura ed usura ai bordi, pagine ingiallite attorno ai testi e con lieve fioritura, illustrazioni in nero nei testi, fioritura anche ai tagli. In questo numero Pohl e Kornbluth, De Camp, Asimov e Ley USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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