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        KING'S RANSOM

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First edition. A near fine copy, some darkening to text block, some light rubbing to extremities, in a very good dust jacket, mild shelfwear to edges, some stress creasing, small tape ghosts to flap corners from a previous dust jacket protector. One of the more difficult early McBain titles. (10128). Octavo, cloth backed boards. An 87th Precinct novel. Filmed in Japan 1963 by Akira Kurosawa as High and Low (Tengoku to Jigoku).

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Le Golfe Persique. Mer de Légende - Réservoir de Pétrole.

      Paris, Payot, 1959. - 8vo. 228 pp. With 4 maps and 11 photo illustrations on plates. Original printed wrappers. Deals with numerous aspects of the Gulf States such as history, economy and social studies, especially in the context of the area's rapid economic development through oil exploration. Provides a good overview of the Gulf states' geopolitical role up to the late 1950s. - Untrimmed copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Rien voilà l'ordre

      Marc Barbezat - L'Arbalète 1959 - In-4 broché, sous étui, couverture souple illustrée d'un dessin de Giacometti, 187 p. L'un des 140 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, second papier. 31 dessins de Alberto Giacometti. Très bel état, non découronné. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Shelley's Mythmaking. 275 pages

      Yale University Press, New Haven, CT 1959 - 273 pages p. First Edition, 1. printing. Signed by Harold Bloom on titelpage Hardcover cloth with dust jacket, Nowear or tears. As new [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Marchand de sel, écrits de Marcel Duchamp (Collection "391")

      Paris, Le Terrain Vague, 1959, in-8, 231 pp, broché, couverture illustrée à rabats de l'éditeur, Rare. Bel exemplaire de l'édition originale. Un des 2000 exemplaires sur Cellunaf alpha après 10 hors commerce et 40 de luxe sur Auvergne. Reproduction en frontispice de "La mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires" sur celluloïd dépliant. Ouvrage présentant les écrits de Duchamp réunis et présentés par Michel Sanouillet, une bibliographie de Poupard-Lieussou ainsi que de nombreux fac-similés, dessins et photographies de Duchamp et de ses oeuvres. Célluloïd du fronstipice gondolé, sinon intérieur d'une grande fraîcheur.

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        Le récif maudit

      First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on alfa, the only large paper copies.A very good copy. Flammarion Paris 1959 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Topographia Germaniae. [Von Matthäus Merian]. Faksimile-Ausgabe in 16 Bänden sowie 1 Registerband komplett.

      Kassel & Basel: Bärenreiter-Verlag 1959-1967. - Frakturdruck. Jeder Band mit zahlreichen Illustrationen und teils mehrfach gefalteten Karten. "Die Topographia Germaniae ist eines der Hauptwerke des Kupferstechers und Verlegers Matthäus Merian des Älteren. Er schuf die Topographia gemeinsam mit Martin Zeiller (1589–1661) aus Ulm, der für die Texte verantwortlich war. Das Werk zeigt sehr detailliert mehr als 2.000 Ansichten von bemerkenswerten Städten, Klöstern und Burgen des Heiligen Römischen Reiches; es gilt bis heute als eines der bedeutendsten Werke der geografischen Illustration. [Merians] Topographia Germaniae erschien in Merians Verlag in Frankfurt am Main von 1642 bis 1654 zunächst in 16 Bänden, denen bis 1688 noch weitere folgten mit Beschreibungen anderer europäischer Gebiete wie Frankreich, Italien und Kreta. Das Gesamtwerk enthielt schließlich in 30 Bänden insgesamt 92 Karten und 1486 Kupferstiche mit 2142 Einzelansichten; es war damit eines der größten Verlagswerke der Zeit. Nach Merians Tod 1650 führten seine Söhne Matthäus Merian der Jüngere (Matthäus d. J.) und Caspar Merian das Werk fort." (Quelle: Wikipedia) - Es liegen vor: "1.: Schweiz: Topographia Helvetiae, Rhaetiae et Valesiae (Neue Ausgabe 1960.). - 2.: Schwaben: Topographia Sveviae (Neue Ausgabe 1960.). - 3.: Elsass: Topographia Alsatiae (Neue Ausgabe 1964. Faksimile der 1663 erschienenen vermehrte 2. Ausgabe (Erstausgabe 1644)). - 4.: Bayern: Topographia Bavariae (Neue Ausgabe 1962. Faksimile der 2. Ausgabe vermutlich 1657 (1. Ausgabe 1644). - 5.: Rheinpfalz: Topographia Palatinatus Rheni et Vicinarum Regionum (Neue Ausgabe 1963. Faksimile der vermutlich 1672 erschienenen vermehrten 2. Ausgabe (Erstausgabe 1645)). - 6.: Mainz / Trier / Köln: Topographia Archiepiscopatum Moguntinensis, Treuirensis, et Coloniensis (Neue Ausgabe 1961). - 7.: Hessen: Topographia Hassiae et Regionum Vicinarum (Neue Ausgabe 1959. Faksimiledruck nach der 2. Auflage von 1655. 201 Seiten. Mit einem Anhang weiterer Städte-Bilder und Beschreibungen des heutigen Landes Hessen und einem Nachwort von Wilhelm Niemeyer). - 8.: Westfalen: Topographia Westphaliae (Neue Ausgabe 1961). - 9.: Franken: Topographia Franconiae (Neue Ausgabe 1962). - 10.: Österreich: Topographia Provinciarum Austriacaru Austriae Styria, Carinthiae, Carniolae, Tyrolis etc (Neue Ausgabe 1963. Faksimile der Erstausgabe von 1649 sowie der beiden Anhänge und der Topographia Windhagiana von 1656). - 11.: Böhmen, Mähren, Schlesien: Topographia Bohemiae, Moraviae, et Silesiae (Neue Ausgabe 1960). - 12.: Obersachsen: Topographia Superioris Saxoniae, Thuringiae, Misniae, Lusatiae, etc. (Neue Ausgabe 1964. Faksimile der Erstausgabe von 1650). - 13.: Brandenburg / Pommern: Topographia Electorat Brandenburgici et Ducatus Pomeraniae (Neue Ausgabe 1965. Faksimile der Erstausgabe von 1652). - 14.: Niedersachsen: Topographia Saxoniae Inferioris (Neue Ausgabe 1962. Faksimile nach der wirklichen 1. Ausgabe von 1653). - 15.: Braunschweig / Lüneburg. (Neue Ausgabe 1961). - 16.: Burgund / Niederlande: Topographia Germaniae-Inferioris vel Circuli-Burgundici (Neue Ausgabe 1964. Faksimile der 2. Ausgabe von 1659). - [Band 17]: Lucas Heinrich Wüthrich: Register zu Merians "Topographia Germaniae". Verzeichnis der abgebildeten Orte, der Ausgaben und der Künstler, (1967). - Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückensignatur, Inventarnummern und kleinem Stempel auf dem Vorsatz. - Einige Bände an den Unterkanten leicht bestoßen, mit Lichtkanten auf den Vorderdeckeln sowie unterschiedlicher Bräunung. Insgesamt sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 29000 4° (31 x 21 cm). Orig.-Pappbände mit Elefantenhautbezügen mit blindgeprägtem Wappen auf Vorderdeckel sowie goldgeprägtem Titel auf Lederrückenschild. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Haunting of Hill House

      The Viking Press 1959 - First edition. 246pp. Yellow and aqua cloth. Near Fine in Very Good+ unclipped dust jacket with very little fading to spine panel, a few tiny closed tears in top of front panle, bit of foxing to back panel, head chipped a bit, slightly worn at extremities. Previous owner's bookplate on front flyleaf, a bit of foxing to top edge. A very nice copy of the horror novel that inspired the 1963 and 1999 films titled The Haunting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        West Side Story. A Musical.

      London: Heinemann, 1959.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.128. Publisher's hardcover in original dust-wrapper. No inscriptions or price-clipping. Some edge-spotting; jacket near fine. An attractive copy of this uncommon book, with full transcript of the text and Angus McBean's photos from the original London stage show.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        African Camp-fire Nights

      London: Robert Hale, 1959. First. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 192 pp, ill. One of the most prolific hunters of the golden years in both central and eastern Africa. Burger's hunting exploits (he's most famous for Horned Death) filled numerous books of which this is one of the scarcest, especially in dust jacket. We have not had a nice copy in jacket in 7 years! A great reading book. Fine in near fine dj.

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        Discobolus and other Verse

      Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1959. A unique copy inscribed and fully signed by Lionel Lindsay 'Dear Suzanne and Harold. As many of the woodcuts in this edition were too heavily inked I have printed them on Japanese paper, similar to those in the limited editon and laid them down. Wahroonga 29 Feb 1960.'. Limited edition of 350 numbered copies, printed at the Hawthorn Press. Octavo, special gift binding in bold blind blocked polished calf, boards a bit scratched, otherwise fine.

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        Le depassement de la problematique de l'art

      France: Montbliart, 1959. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Paperbound booklet. 31 pp. Text in French. Klein's manifesto on his theory of art. Illustrated with two pages of drawings; the remainder of the book being text and numbers. Slight fade to the all deep blue wrappers else a clean near fine example. Not dated, but likely from 1959. The book has been reprinted and expanded at times over the years, but this original edition is quite dear, especially in high condition.

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        Shagaet Kitai.

      - Moscow, All-Soviet Educational-Pedagogic Publishers, 1959. Small 4to. Original brown cloth, lettered and illustrated in red and gilt, floral endpapers; pp. 148, [4], highly illustrated throughout after photographs, including the projected new Chinese letter alphabet; very well preserved. First edition, very rare. Issued during the blossoming of Sino-Soviet friendship, China is Marching celebrates the achievements of Mao's reign with this beautifully produced volume. Not in COPAC or OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Goldfinger

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1959. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming First Edition Published by Jonathan Cape 1959. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Small bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Covers near fine. In like original price clipped dust jacket which has no fading or toning to spine. An excellent copy.

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        The Deputy (Producer's archive of scripts for an NBC television series, 1959-1961)

      Universal City, California: Top Gun Production Corp. for Revue Studios. Near Fine. 1959-61. Hardcover. These two handsome quarto volumes, well-bound in full red morocco, contain the producer's own archive of a ground-breaking and significant American television show -- "The Deputy," which ran on the NBC network for two seasons between 1959-1961. It was the first tv series to feature a major movie star at the height of his box office appeal -- Henry Fonda. Fonda was featured as U.S. Marshal Simon Fry, his co-star was Allen Case (as local storekeeper and reluctant deputy Clay McCord -- an expert shot who hated to use a gun), along with veteran actor Wallace Ford (as Silver City Sheriff Herk Lamson), also a young actress Betty Lou Keim (as Fran McCord, the sister of Clay McCord). Veteran actor Read Morgan, as Sergeant Tasker, appeared in the second season of the show. There were a number of guest stars throught the run, including DeForest Kelley, Lon Chaney, Jr., Wallace Ford, Vivian Vance, Richard Chamberlain, child actor Gary Hunley, Ann McCrea, Denver Pyle, and Robert Redford (whose first official television credit was for a 1960 episode of the show). "The Deputy" is also worth remembering as the first show to have been created by the now-legendary Norman Lear -- (best known for a remarkable run of shows including All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, and The Jeffersons). Lear's career in television reached back to the beginning of the 1950's as a writer, and he did earn a credit as producer of "The Martha Raye Show" after its creator, Nat Hiken, departed to create and run "The Phil Silvers Show," but "The Deputy" is Lear's first credit as (co)-creator -- [with veteran screenwriter Roland Kibbee]. The sole credit as producer of "The Deputy" belonged to former owner of this pair of volumes: Michel Kraike [1908-2006] -- whose name is lettered in gilt at the lower right corner of each front cover. Interestingly, this ownership stamp "PRODUCED BY / MICHEL KRAIKE" -- uses one of the five variant spellings which the Internet Movie Database dutifully cites for the veteran producer's many credits. (Generally, the earlier movies and "The Deputy" production credits read: "Michel Kraike, but for some earlier television work, he also used the form "Michael"). Mr Kreike's career as a movie producer dated back to 1943 ["Night Plane from Chungking"]. His best film was probably the noir classic "Criss-Cross" of 1949 (with Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, and Dan Duryea), but now Kraike's most famous production must be the 1951 film "Bedtime for Bonzo" -- which took on a second life when its genial star, Ronald Reagan, changed careers later in life. There are scripts for 13 episodes in each of these two volumes -- typescript, mostly reproduced in purple "spirit duplicator" on rectos only of sheets of paper in various colors (white, yellow, pink and pale blue -- which track various revisions of each script). At least a few leaves are direct carbon copies from the typewriter, on thin paper. Several changes to dialogue appear scattered throughout, in pen and pencil manuscript. The volume containing the first 13 episodes of the second series has two production stills bound in the front (8" x 10" glossy color photographic prints, with colors now a bit faded. The first depicts Henry Fonda as Marshal Simon Fry standing with Read Morgan, as the one-eyed cavalryman Sergeant Hapgood Tasker; the second production still photo depicts Alan Case as the deputy Clay McCord, also standing with Read Morgan as "Sarge." Also bound in is a cover of the "TV VIEW" section of a Sunday New York "Journal American " -- with a color caricature of Henry Fonda and Alan Case, in costume, guns in hand. There is a clipped review of an episode from Daily "Variety" laid in. It had been affixed to a blank leaf of the relevant episode's telescript with old cellophane tape, but the adhesive has dried, but not before causing a minor stain to that leaf. Otherwise, the condition of the bindings and their contents are fine and clean, throughout. The Deputy is not forgotten, even 53 years after its two year run on NBC concluded, as witnessed by the publication of a 2010 book: "Henry Fonda and the Deputy: The Film and Stage Star and His TV Western" by Glenn A. Mosley. Also, Timeless Media Group released 12 episodes on DVD in 2008, and subsequently released a 12 disc set with all the episodes in 2010. For the curious, two episodes have slipped into the public domain and as of this writing, can be seen in full on you tube -- (Hard Decision, The Return of Widow Brown). While screenwriters, directors and producers have often kept leather-bound copies of scripts as a memorial of their work, few such volumes have been produced with bindings as nicely done as these two volumes saving scripts from "The Deputy" for its producer. The un-named binders used first class materials, and their gilding and finishing is done to very high standards. Their owner, Michel Kraike, nearly lived to see the DVDs of his show; he survived several months past his 98th birthday. .

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        ALAS, BABYLON

      Phila.: J.B. Lippincott, 1959. First edition, first prnt. Association copy with novelist Richard Condon's bookplate with the printed Schubert quote ("Leise Flehen Meine Leider") affixed to the front pastedown. Bottom board corners just touched, three text pages with few small discoloration spots, four slight abrasions on the front free endpage (where, most likely, another plate had been attached); dustjacket with chipped spine edges and interior tape reinforcement (not visible on the outside), price-clip, short shallow edges creases and small closed tear and light soiling on the read panel. Very Good condition in about Very Good dustjacket with a Duarfold archival cover. Frank's sixth and best known novel.. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. Association Copy. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Art in Posters: The Complete Original Posters of Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Leger, Matisse, Miro, Picasso

      New York: George Braziller, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. First Edition. c.1959. Hardcover. Yellow cloth. 4to. 247pp. 102 color posters. Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. A bit of soiling and some age toning to edges of text block. Light age toning to dustjacket, mild edgewear. In lightly edgeworn original glassine dustwrapper.

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        The Jazz Age

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1959 - First edition. Quarto. Picture editor William Cahn. Based on the television documentary *The Jazz Age*, written by Henry Salomon with Richard Hanser, that aired as part of NBC's outstanding and long-running non-fiction series *Project XX*. Boards a bit soiled, good or better without dustwrapper. Author Ralph Ellison's copy with his ownership Signature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An original pen-and-ink drawing.

      1959 - 1959. An original pen-and-ink illustration (150 x 160mm), unsigned, slightly dusted, with marginal printer's marks, floated in an ivory acid-free mount and presented in a pale oak frame. This image is reproduced at the opening of Chapter IV in The Nine Lives of Island Mackenzie by Ursula Moray-Williams (Chatto and Windus, 1959). Provenance: from the family.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        [Seven Vintage Hong Kong Police Department Photographs Used as Illustrations in Hess's "Chasing the Dragon: A Report on Drug Addiction in Hong Kong" (1965)]

      Hong Kong: np, [ca. 1959]. Fine. Seven glossy back and white photographs produced by the Hong Kong Police Department's Narcotics Bureau. Each photo approximately 5" x 7", mounted, captioned, and credited on a page of original manuscript (all images credited to H.K. Government Information Services, dated 1959), with instructions for placement below test. Fine condition. A copy of Hess' finished book is also provided. A group of rarely seen images documenting heroin use and manufacture during the height of Hong Kong's dominance in the 1950s world heroin trade and prepared for use in Albert Hess' 1965 book CHASING THE DRAGON (provided). Photos are titled "Woman Smoking Heroin by "Chasing the Dragon," "Heroin Divan Built of Bamboo and Matting in Dense Undergrowth on a Hillside," "Heroin Users Preparing to Smoke in a Divan," "Paraphernalia of a Hong Kong Heroin User"; "Heroin Factory in the Bathroom of a Hong Kong House"; "Another Heroin Factory in a Home"; "Roof Dwellers On Top of an Apartment Building in the Wan Chai District of Victoria." There were no fewer then 15 illustrations total in Hess' finished work, so these seven images are by no means complete. However, they do show several revisions in captioning and pagination from final published version. A compelling and frank visual documentary account of 1950s drug culture.

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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 INTERNATIONAL POSITION OF TIBET

      n.p.: Government of the Dalai Lama. Very Good. 1959. First Edition. Paperback. (1), 63 ff. pages; Contents are clean and unmarked in original printed flexible board wrappers (binder style), with the title and date printed in red letters. Table of contents and 63 pages of text (printed on rectos only - mimeograph reproduction from a text produced on a typewriter). This publication, prepared in 1959 by the Government of the Dalai Lama details the historical relationship between Tibet and China from the 7th century to the situation in the 1950s and presents the arguments supporting their claim for Tibetan sovereignty. In 1959 the Dalai Lama sought support from the U.S. and other nations to recognize their government in exile and to bring their case for Tibetan sovereignty and against Chinese aggression before the United Nations. This publication is now rare. See OCLC: 230259625 [OCLC/WorldCat cites only two locations: Univ. of St. Andrews; and National Library of Australia]. It is necessary to distinguish between two 1959 publications under the same title. The more common (today) appears to be an octavo volume of 49 pages, which several sources attribute to the Central Electric Press in Delhi, India. [The British Library and Harvard University each has a copy in that smaller format; WorldCat details 10 locations of the 49 p. 8vo edition, under two OCLC numbers]. Our publication, a mimeographic duplication from a document produced on a typewriter, printed on rectos only of quarto sized sheets, has 63 leaves and an un-numbered first leaf ["Table of Contents"]. Technical limitations mean that our publication in quarto mimeographed format, is both more fragile by nature and less likely to have been issued in a large number of copies. Considering that the 14th Dalai Lama spent all but the first 90 days of 1959 residing in exile in Dharamshala, in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, it is likely that our publication was produced there. Historical Context: In 1959, within days of the rapidly devolving March uprising in Lhasa, the Dalai Lama and his retinue fled Tibet with the help of the CIA's Special Activities Division. They crossed the border into India on 30 March 1959, and soon afterward, the Dalai Lama set up the Government of Tibet in Exile in Dharamshala, receiving support from the CIA including a personal annual stipend of $180,000 and other material support from at least 1959 until about 1974. (CIA support for the Government of the Dalai Lama in Exile and other potential Tibetan assets reportedly totalled about $1.7 million per annum). In April 1959 the Dalai Lama sent a message to the U.S. Government requesting that the U.S. formally recognize the Free Tibetan Government and that he encourage other nations to do so. Under Secretary of State C. Douglas Dillon advised President Eisenhower that the U.S. should "avoid taking any position which might encourage the Dalai Lama to seek international recognition." Despite considerable U.S. covert support of the Tibetans' efforts to oust the Chinese, the official U.S. position held that Tibet was an autonomous country under Chinese suzerainty. The State Department believed this position better served America's broader foreign policy interest viz. China and India. In fact, the Eisenhower administration (both the State Department and the CIA) restrained the Tibetans from presenting their case against Chinese aggression, instead skirting the political issues and treading the softer line of human rights violations and cultural oppression. The Tibetans finally enlisted Ireland and Malaya to request "The Question of Tibet" to be added to the U.N. agenda for its 14th session. Consequently, the United Nations' Resolution 1353 (XIV) on Tibet was passed in October 1959. This first U.N. resolution on Tibet did not address the sovereignty issue, but voiced their "grave concern at the continued violation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of Tibetans" and calling for "respect of the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people and for their distinctive cultural and religious life." For an interesting exposition of this era of Tibetan diplomacy, see "Tibet Issue at the UN: a case study in informal diplomacy, (1950-65)" by Kalzang Diki Bhutia. Either directly or indirectly, this publication was made possible by support from the CIA; it is a fascination sidelight of history that the official US government position was not in alignment with this text, and also, that no copy of our rare publication seems to have survived in any institutional library in the USA. .

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        Goodbye, Columbus

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1959. First Impression. Hardcover. Near Fine+/Fine-. First Printing. Small 8vo; 157pp. Publisher's French blue cloth, spine lettered in gold; pictorial dust jacket priced at 10s/6d. About Fine, cloth bright and clean, gilt lettering brilliant, but with light foxing to preliminaries and top edge; in a Fine jacket with very minor professional restoration (involving none of the design or lettering) to reinforce several closed tears and to fill two trivial losses. A novella and five short stories, two of which, "The Defender of the Faith" and "The Conversion of The Jews," now widely anthologized and placed among Roth's best short fiction. "Intermingling comedy and tragedy, the hilarity and heartbreak of modern Jewish life, Columbus follows Roth's hero, Neil Klugman, as he struggles to cope with a burgeoning love affair, to tolerate his empty lifestyle and his barren surroundings in Newark, New Jersey, and to decide whether the materialistic goals he now espouses are worth pursuing." The first book from "arguably the greatest American master of fictional doppelgangers." (Literary Encyclopedia) Yet another example of the value to be found in the graphically superior designs of most UK editions of American authors' works (our specialty). Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Goodbye Columbus.

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1959.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in striking illustrated dustjacket. Some minor dustiness else both book and wrapper are near fine. A clean, bright, attractive copy. The controversial New Jersey author's first book, an irreverent and humorous portrait of American Jewish described in five short stories, for which he received the National Book Award for Fiction.

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        Der Freiwillige - Kameradschaftsblatt der HIAG - Jahrgang 1959 - 1985

      27 Bände (Jahrgänge). Osnabrück, Munin-Verlag, 1959 f., Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband (Hefte mit Umschlag in Original-Einbanddecken gebunden), Großformat, abschnittsweise paginiert, mit Abbildungen, Zustand 2 (N1370) (N1370)

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        The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

      Hicksville, NY: The Gnome Press, Inc. , 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Very near Fine/very near Fine. 256 pp. Price of $3.50 on front flap of jacket. Ahearn APG 030a. A very near Fine book with the usual age toning to pages due to production methods in a like jacket with two small spots of edge wear.

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        Pavot plein rouge

      Edition 60 numbered copies printed on Arches paper. Book illustrated with 8 original-dry ends of Jacques Pajak. Signatures of Jacques Monnier and Jacques Pajak to the justification of the draw. boards of the shirt slightly and marginally insolated without gravity, a small pen marks on the case. Nice copy. Maurice Bridel Lausanne 1959 17x25cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Goldfinger

      Jonathan Cape, London 1959 - Goldfinger with dust jacket, by Ian Fleming: first edition,Jonathan Cape, London 1959, Original black cloth boards with gilt eyes and skull illustration on the cover. The edition is a slightly cocked edition. There is a light bump on corners. Ink dedication on the front paste down. Some marks are within the text: on the title page, on page 191 with a dog ear fold and page facing page 9. Slight browning of pages. The unclipped dust jacket is bright. The spine is darkened and the rear cover is browned. Chipping to the spine ends and folds with some small pieces of loss. 8vo 318pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour An Introduction.

      Boston, Little, Brown, 1959 - Boston, Little, Brown, 1959, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With "Seymore" instead of Seymour on page 173, first issue without the dedication page, only a handful of these first issues have been reported. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NUOVE ARCHITETTURE A MILANO

      HOEPLI, 1959. INTERLINGUE 1,72 426 illustrazioni in nero, 56 a colori, 475 disegni, pagine lievemente ingiallite ai bordi, in italiano ed inglese, coperta editoriale cartonata, verde ai piatti e grigia al dorso, con titoli d'oro sia al piatto che al dorso, con ingiallimento ai bordi e con lievissimi segni di usura, sovraccoperta illustrata, ingiallita, con usura e strappetti ai bordi USATO

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        Il menabò. Anni 1959-1967

      Einaudi, 1959. Con i contributi, molti in prima edizione, di Lucio Mastronardi (Il calzolaio di Vigevano), Carlo Emilio Gadda, Amelia Rosseli (Ventiquattro poesie), Pier Paolo Pasolini, Eugenio Miccini, Vittorio Sereni (Una visita in fabbrica), Elio Vittorini (Industria e letteratura), Stefano D'Arrigo (I giorni della fera), Italo Calvino (Il mare dell'oggettività), Roberto Roversi (La raccolta del fieno), Franco Fortini, Elio Pagliarani (La ragazza Carla), Paolo Volponi, Edoardo Sanguineti (Poesie e uno scorcio di romanzo), Umberto Eco e moltissimi altri. 10 volumi. 8vo. pp. Circa 250/fascicolo. . Molto buono (Very Good). . Tutto il pubblicato Numeri 1-10. .

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        VITA DI NAPOLEONE

      BORINGHIERI, 1959. ITALIANO 0,37 Traduzione di Piero Bertolucci, n. 20 della collana diretta da Giorgio Colli, firma appartenenza a matita all'occhiello, pagine intonse ed in buonissimo stato di conservazione, brossura editoriale morbida, con alette, leggermente ingiallita e con bordi stanchi, angolo con prezzo ritagliato USATO

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        INTERPRETAZIONE DELLA NATURA E PRINCIPI FILOSOFICI SULLA MATERIA E IL MOVIMENTO

      BORINGHIERI, 1959. ITALIANO 0,17 Traduzione di Gianfranco Cantelli, n. 22 della collana diretta da G.Colli, brossura editoriale morbida lievemente ingiallita, con lunghe alette, con bordi stanchi e lievi segni del tempo, pagine in buonissimo stato di conservazione USATO

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        [The Snopes Trilogy, comprising:] The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion

      New York: Random House [through 1959], 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine-. Three First Printings (so stated). 8vo: [8],421,[1]; [8],371,[1]; [12],436pp. The Hamlet: Publisher's black cloth, spine and upper cover ruled in red and lettered in gilt, top edge stained red, full-color pictorial title page; second-issue pictorial dust jacket (four reviews excerpted on back panel), with particularly vibrant front panel, priced $2.50. About Fine (spine gilt slightly dulled) and apparently unread, in about Fine jacket with brief edge wear. The Town: Publisher's first issue claret-colored binding, with line 8 repeated on line 10, p. 327, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt and ruled in blue-grey, top edge stained blue-grey, grey threaded end papers; first issue pictorial dust jacket (with 5/57 publisher's code on front flap), priced $3.95. Fine (barring small collector's label on upper corner of front end paper), square and tight, gilt lettering sharp and bright; about Fine jacket barely rubbed to toe of spine panel. The Mansion: Publisher's blue coarsely woven cloth, upper cover and spine ruled in grey and lettered in gilt, top edge stained yellow, blue end papers; first-issue pictorial dust jacket, price $4.75, with publisher's code "10/59" on front flap and author's photograph by Ralph R. Thompson on back panel. Fine, in equally Fine jacket. Petersen A22.1d, A47.1b, and A52.2b. Burgess 99, p. 73. A superb set of Faulkner's masterful trilogy. The Snopes novels had their origin in the 1920s, in stories swapped back and forth between Faulkner and Phil Stone, an Oxford, Mississippi, attorney, about the rise of poor whites in social, political, and economic competition with the old Southern aristocracy. The series traces the rise of the Snopeses in Frenchman's Bend and Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. In The Hamlet, Flem Snopes, a ruthless redneck who marries the earth goddess Eula, is established as the trilogy's keystone. In The Town, Flem leaves Frenchman's Bend for Jefferson, where he gains control of the Sartoris bank and installs other scheming Snopeses in positions of power. Finally, in The Mansion, Flem is killed by Mink, the cousin he framed into a lengthy prison sentence. Malcolm Cowley, in his New Republic review of The Hamlet, judged it to be "a new sort of novel for William Faulkner, less somber, more easygoing and discursive. Except for a few short stories, it makes better reading than anything else he has written since Sanctuary." (The Literary Encyclopedia) And Burgess noted, "Turgid and difficult as he is, Faulkner is worth the trouble." Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves.

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        The Breaking Point - with SIGNED letter

      Gollancz, 1959. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published Gollancz in 1959. A near fine book without inscriptions in a very good unclipped wrapper. Accompanied by a letter from the literary editor and critic Denys Val Baker, with a short inquiry about a short story of Du Maurier's, 'The Blue Lenses'. Du Maurier has typed a reply (and edited this) at the foot of the letter (dated Thursday 9th March 1978) - 'Dear Denys, Forgive this hasty method of reply: Mass of mail to answer. Yes, The Blue Lenses was published in States 1959 in a collection title of which was 'The Breaking Point'. Cant remember if also in any magazine there. Yours, Daphne (SIGNED). Rare signed letter.

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        More About Paddington

      Collins, 1959. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1959. A fine book without inscriptions - a superb example. In a very good+/near fine unclipped wrapper with a little wear to the spine tips and one small internal repair. The scarce second Paddington adventure.

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