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        TOPOGRAPHIA GERMANIAE

      Kassel and Basel: Brenreiter-Verlag, 1959-65. n. This is an excellent facsimile of that portion of the famous "Topographia" series that covers the Germanic territories. The set contains reproductions of the volumes covering Swabia (1643), Hesse (1646), Westphalia (1647), Bohemia / Moravia / Silesia (1650), Upper Saxony (1650), Brandenburg and Pomerania (1652), Lower Saxony (1653), Switzerland (1654), Braunschweig and Lüneburg (1654), Franconia (1656), Austria (1656), Bavaria (1657), Burgundy and the Netherlands (1659), Alsace (1663), the Rhenish Palatinate (1672), and Mainz / Trier / Cologne (1675). See previous entry for a full discussion of the significance of the "Topographia" books.. 305 x 203 mm. (12 x 8"). 16 volumes. Publisher's vellum-like paper in shades of ivory, upper covers blindstamped with Habsburg double-headed eagle crest, flat spines with brown morocco labels. With hundreds of folding topographical plates. Front pastedown of Hesse volume inscribed in ink, "John A. A. des V. G. / Haywood." Occasional small marks to boards or smudges to edges, but essentially unused, and in virtually mint condition. This is an excellent facsimile of that portion of the famous "Topographia" series that covers the Germanic territories. The set contains reproductions of the volumes covering Swabia (1643), Hesse (1646), Westphalia (1647), Bohemia / Moravia / Silesia (1650), Upper Saxony (1650), Brandenburg and Pomerania (1652), Lower Saxony (1653), Switzerland (1654), Braunschweig and Lüneburg (1654), Franconia (1656), Austria (1656), Bavaria (1657), Burgundy and the Netherlands (1659), Alsace (1663), the Rhenish Palatinate (1672), and Mainz / Trier / Cologne (1675). See previous entry for a full discussion of the significance of the "Topographia" books.

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        The Audio Cyclopedia / 1st Edition, 1st Printing April 1959 / Hugo Gernback Presentation/Association Copy, Signed, Inscribed and Dated By Author

      Indianapolis: Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc. & The Bobbs Merrill Co., Inc., 1959 Indianapolis: Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc. & The Bobbs Merrill Co., Inc., 1959. First Edition and First Printing, April, 1959. Signed, inscribed and dated by the author on the ffep, to Science Fiction great Hugo Gernsback, in the first month after publication, on May 24, 1959. Good plus to about very good, clearly put to substantial use by Gernsback. Soiling to covers, modest spine fade, corners a bit bumped; see scans. Dust jacket is edge tattered but complete, showing the original $ 19.95 price tag - rather dear for the time. See scans. A one-of-a-kind first edition, first printing copy of Tremaine's lauded and still much-sought comprehensive 1,269 page study of audio electronics, inscribed by him to Hugo Gernsback, and signed on May 24th of 1959. The Luxembourg-born Gernsback is best known for his spectacular feel for the publishing of golden age science fiction (most notably through Amazing Stories), and is credited with starting the modern era of sci-fi. The celebrated Sci-fi award, the Hugo, is named after him. Nonetheless, Gernsback started as an electronics businessman, and was successful at that; he was a primary popularizer of amateur radio in the U.S., founding the Wireless Association of America in 1909, and established the radio station WRNY. Though he had tried his hand at science fiction with "Ralph 124C 41+" in 1911, it was in fact through his electronics publications - Modern Electronics, Electrical Experimenter and Science and Invention - that he phased into sci-fi publishing by including stories in those magazines. For this reason, his copy of the Audio Cyclopedia - this one - can be considered to be a piece of both science fiction and elctronics history. A well-used (as one might expect) but still solid copy. Tremaine's inscription reads: "To Hugo Gernsback - whom I have long admired from the early days of the 'Electrical Experimenter' and your predictions of 'Things to Come'. Sincerely, H.M. Tremaine, Hollywood, Cal. May 24-1959" . "Things to Come" is a reference to the famous prognosticative Alexander Korda sci-fi epic of that name from 1936. A very, very singular piece. l-46n

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        Le lion écarlate précédé de La fin de Byzance et d'Isabeau de Bavière EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1959. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1959, 14,5x20,5cm, relié. - Edition, review copy. Binding to the full paper bradel back smooth, blue morocco as Exhibit navy, wrappers and back preserved and bound in (insolated back) Binding signed Thomas Boichot. Precious autograph signed by Paul Morand in Lucien Rebatet: "... these time travel ..." - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin bleu marine, couvertures et dos conservés (dos insolé), reliure signé de Thomas Boichot. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Paul Morand à Lucien Rebatet : "... ces voyages dans le temps..."

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        Que Hanqian Xian Sheng shu Qian zi wen. Xin mou si yue Wu Jingheng ti. [The Thousand Character Classic in the hand of Master Que Hanqian]. Cover title from the brush of Wu Jingheng, April, 1951

      Taipei: Bo yun zhuang, January, 1959. First edition thus. Near Fine. Five folio volumes, unpaginated, bound in the traditional fashion, each volume with paper label on the upper cover, in royal blue folding case with applied title label “from the brush of Wu Jingheng”. This copy with two holographic presentation notes on the recto of the first leaf in volume one. The first note, dated October 22 (presumably 1959), signed and sealed by the author/ calligrapher Que Hanqian, presents the set to “Elder Brother Chiang-kuo” (1910 - 1988), then a high functionary of the Republic of China in Taiwan, and later premier and president succeeding his father Chiang Kai-shek. The second note, in the hand of Chiang Ching-kuo and dated October 24 (presumably 1959) presents the volumes to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cline. Two short tears at the upper cover of volume one, folding case lightly soiled. Cline was C.I.A. Station Chief in Taipei through 1959 and thereafter head of the CIA's Directorate of Intelligence in Washington, D.C. He played a crucial role in the Cuban Missile Crisis when the Directorate concluded that the Soviet Union had shipped nuclear warheads to Cuba; Cline was among those who informed President John F. Kennedy of the development. General Que Hanqian (1902 - 1971), was a military man who rose to the top ranks of his profession as commander of the Republic of China Army. In retirement he turned to Buddhism and perfection of his calligraphic skills. His version of the classic Qian Zi Wen, which condenses the wisdom of the Chinese sages in one thousand characters with none repeated, has been used by calligraphers since the sixth century as a showcase for their prowess with the brush. This example presents the text in four styles; antique square print (volumes one and two), square print, cursive, and abstract grass cursive. Wu Jingheng (1865 - 1953), who contributes the the cover title and preface, was a noted scholar (philology) and member of the Academia Sinica, as well as an eminent calligrapher. He moved to Taiwan in 1948 following the defeat of the Republic of China government by the forces of Mao Zedong. Que Hanqian apparently solicited Wu Jingheng for his contributions eight years before publication. Although no limitation is expressed, it seems unlikely that many copies were produced. OCLC locates 9 (as of April 12, 2015).

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        Billy Liar.

      Michael Joseph, 1959. - First edition. 8vo. 191pp. Dark red boards with gilt lettering to spine. Geometric patterned dustwrapper. A fine copy with unmarked boards. No inscriptions. The near fine/fine dustwrapper is very clean & fresh with a few short closed tears & also some associated very light rubbing to head of spine. None of the usual fading or toning to spine with bright white title panels. Original price of 13s6dnet on front flap. A superb copy of a book which is seldom seen in this condition. The novel which was the basis for the 1963 classic film with Tom Courtenay and Julie Christie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Julian Roberts Fine Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Vue de l?église et le Château de Gruyère.

      1959, 1959 - 40x55 cm, huile sur carton signé ?Tinguely 59? en bas à droite. avec cadre (50x65 cm). Oeuvre de jeunesse de Jean Lou Tinguely. Habitais dans le village de la Gruyère avec sa mère, dans la maison qui est actuellement le Musée Giger. Peintre de Paysages, nature morte et intérieurs. (1937 Bulle, ? 2002 Châtel-St-Denis).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Goldfinger - SIGNED by three Golden Girls

      Cape, 1959. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1959. A very good+ book with some spotting to the page edges. Scribbled out name to the front endpaper. SIGNED by actresses Margaret Nolan (Dink), Shirley Eaton (Jill Masterson/Golden Girl) and Tania Mallett (Tilly Masterson) to the title page. In a very good unclipped wrapper with creasing and some minor loss to the spine tips and corners. Some browning to the rear panel. Rare signed in this way. Housed in a custom-made clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        An Anthropologist at Work: Writings of Ruth Benedict

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1959. First. First edition. Modest offsetting on front fly from a clipping, a little wear at the bottom of the boards, very good or better in a rubbed, very good dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears. Signed by Margaret Mead and dated by her in 1960. Very uncommon thus. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        ALAS, BABYLON

      Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, [1959]. First edition. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with mild rubbing and shelf wear. (17022). Octavo, cloth. Post nuclear holocaust novel. A group of survivors in Florida cope with the aftermath, and day to day survival. A well received novel with a warning toward nuclear war as well as an ethical statement on the responsibility of citizens toward the prevention of one. Magill: Survey of Science Fiction Literature, Volume 1, pp. 38-42. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-74. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #29.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        TIME OUT OF JOINT

      Philadelphia, New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, [1959]. First edition. A near fine copy, some rubbing to board edges in a very good plus dust jacket, some mild rubbing to spine ends, folds, slight color fade to spine panel. (12451). Octavo, boards. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 28.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The Birthday Party - SIGNED, DATED AND INSCRIBED BY PINTER TO HIS LEADING LADY

      Encore, 1959. Soft cover. Very Good. An exceptionally rare first edition of Pinter's second full-length play, published in limited numbers by Encore Publishing in 1959. This edition is signed on the title page by the author, with a personal dedication to the actress Margery Withers - the second actress to play the part of 'Meg' (and the first to do so on television). - - - - - - - - - - The Birthday Party was first staged in the spring of 1958 at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, before playing in Oxford and Wolverhampton. It opened in London, at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, in May 1958 and infamously closed after only eight performances. It's failure is said to have caused Pinter to consider ending his ambition to be a playwright but subsequent revivals have cemented it's status as a classic. In 1959 the play received it's first such re-evalution when it was performed by the Tavistock Repertory Company at the Tower Theatre in Islington, London. This production provides the cover photograph of Encore's first edition. Pinter, who lived locally, saw the production and attended some rehearsals (although he was not directly involved in the production). The company, run by non-professionals, were the first to stage the play after it's 1958 opening. [Tower Theatre archive: http://www.towertheatre.co/plays/1959/p5906.htm] This copy of the book belonged to Margery Withers, the actress who played 'Meg' in the Tavistock Rep Company production. It is personally signed by Pinter with the following message: "To Margery, I shall always remember your wonderful performance as Meg. You were the one and only belle of the ball. Love Harold." It is dated, by Pinter,  'Dec. 59'. The quote 'the one and only belle of the ball' is taken directly from the play itself. - - - - - - - - - - In 1960 Margery was offered to reprise the role in the world's first television production of the play. At the time she was working at the BBC and could not get permission to appear in the ITV drama - emboldened and encouraged by Pinter she quit her job to become an actress full-time. She made her professional debut in the ITV television version of this play and subsequently appeared in numerous British television series and films over the next 40 years, including parts in Coronation Street, Z Cars, The Bill, Casualty and Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies. She died in 1999. Harold Pinter went on to become one of Britain's most celebrated playwrights, screenwriters, actors, poets and theatre directors. In 2005 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in 2008. Condition: This was Margery's personal copy and has suffered a little wear to the edges. The front page with the signature has been secured to the front cover with sellotape at some point. This doesn't impinge on the signature and with a bit of careful restoration a better job could be made of this. There's also a small corner of the title page missing, but otherwise the book is complete with no other lose pages and no major defects. The binding now is tight. Pinter signatures from the 1950s are also incredibly rare. This is a first edition of Pinter's first published play, signed and dated by the author with a personal message to his leading lady.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Naked lunch

      Pocketbok. The Olympia press, Traveller's companion series. 1st Edition. 1959. 226 s. Pocket. Mycket gott skick. with the original price of 1500 francs on rear cover (see 2nd picture).

      [Bookseller: Rogers Antikvariat]
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        Clocked Stone

      [Kyoto: Origin Press, 1959. Limited numbered edition, no. 80 of 210 copies signed by the author and artist. Collotype illustrations by Hidetaka Ohno. Square 4to. Publisher's burlap over boards, titled with felt onlays. Covers worn at extremities, corners bumped, dampstain to fore-edge of textblock. Limited numbered edition, no. 80 of 210 copies signed by the author and artist. Collotype illustrations by Hidetaka Ohno. Square 4to.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A los toros avec Picasso. Texte de Jaime Sabartes..

      Quer-Gr.-8 (25, 5 x 32, 5 cm), 4 Orig.-Lithographien (davon eine mehrfarbig), 153 S. u. 103 teilw. farb. Abb., OLwd. in Schuber, Schuebr etwas berieben u. min. fleckig, Buch tadell. Erste Auflage. Druck der Lithographien von Mourlot. Die Lithographien wurden von Picasso, der ein grosser Freund des Stierkampes war, extra für dieses Werk geschaffen. Die reproduzierten Zeichnungen entstanden 1959-60. (Bloch 1014-1017, Bloch livres 108).

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        The Apocalypse Today

      Wm b Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Michigan 1959 - Small edge tears to jacket, price in pencil to inside flap, owner's sticker inside cover . No text marks, very clean copy. Stated first edition, 1959. 155 pp. John's apocalyptic visions and their meaning for modern Christians. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Birthday Party - SIGNED, DATED AND INSCRIBED BY PINTER TO HIS LEADING LADY

      Encore 1959 - An exceptionally rare first edition of Pinter's second full-length play, published in limited numbers by Encore Publishing in 1959. This edition is signed on the title page by the author, with a personal dedication to the actress Margery Withers - the second actress to play the part of 'Meg' (and the first to do so on television). - - - - - - - - - - The Birthday Party was first staged in the spring of 1958 at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, before playing in Oxford and Wolverhampton. It opened in London, at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, in May 1958 and infamously closed after only eight performances. It's failure is said to have caused Pinter to consider ending his ambition to be a playwright but subsequent revivals have cemented it's status as a classic. In 1959 the play received it's first such re-evalution when it was performed by the Tavistock Repertory Company at the Tower Theatre in Islington, London. This production provides the cover photograph of Encore's first edition. Pinter, who lived locally, saw the production and attended some rehearsals (although he was not directly involved in the production). The company, run by non-professionals, were the first to stage the play after it's 1958 opening. This copy of the book belonged to Margery Withers, the actress who played 'Meg' in the Tavistock Rep Company production. It is personally signed by Pinter with the following message: "To Margery, I shall always remember your wonderful performance as Meg. You were the one and only belle of the ball. Love Harold." It is dated, by Pinter, 'Dec. 59'. The quote 'the one and only belle of the ball' is taken directly from the play itself. - - - - - - - - - - In 1960 Margery was offered to reprise the role in the world's first television production of the play. At the time she was working at the BBC and could not get permission to appear in the ITV drama - emboldened and encouraged by Pinter she quit her job to become an actress full-time. She made her professional debut in the ITV television version of this play and subsequently appeared in numerous British television series and films over the next 40 years, including parts in Coronation Street, Z Cars, The Bill, Casualty and Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies. She died in 1999. Harold Pinter went on to become one of Britain's most celebrated playwrights, screenwriters, actors, poets and theatre directors. In 2005 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in 2008. Condition: This was Margery's personal copy and has suffered a little wear to the edges. The front page with the signature has been secured to the front cover with sellotape at some point. This doesn't impinge on the signature and with a bit of careful restoration a better job could be made of this. There's also a small corner of the title page missing, but otherwise the book is complete with no other lose pages and no major defects. The binding now is tight. Pinter signatures from the 1950s are also incredibly rare. This is a first edition of Pinter's first published play, signed and dated by the author with a personal message to his leading lady. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        The Birthday Party (Signed By The Author)

      Encore Publishing Co.Ltd. 1959 - The First UK Printing published by Encore Publishing Co.Ltd. in 1959. This edition was published solely as a wraps edition. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. A little creasing along the spine and a small crease at the upper front cover adjacent to the spine. The book remains tight and is free from erasures, inscriptions and markings. The book has been simply Signed without dedication on the title page by Harold Pinter. The Birthday Party was first staged in the spring of 1958 at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, before playing in Oxford and Wolverhampton. It opened in London, at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, in May 1958 and infamously closed after only eight performances. It's failure is said to have caused Pinter to consider ending his ambition to be a playwright but subsequent revivals have cemented it's status as a classic. In 1959 the play received it's first such re-evalution when it was performed by the Tavistock Repertory Company at the Tower Theatre in Islington, London. This production provides the cover photograph of Encore's first edition. Pinter, who lived locally, saw the production and attended some rehearsals (although he was not directly involved in the production). The company, run by non-professionals, were the first to stage the play after it's 1958 opening. A rare first edition of Pinter's second full-length play (Having only been preceded by a student production play in 1957), published in limited numbers by Encore Publishing in 1959. Pinter went on to become one of the 20th century's greatest playwrights and was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2005. An exceptionally scarce title to find signed by the Nobel Laureate. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE STAR CONQUERORS

      Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, [1959].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The Terran Confederation, at war with the Masters, a mysterious alien race that rules the Milky Way galaxy, fights for its existence, perhaps against the Others, an ancient enemy that destroyed Terran civilization more than a million years earlier. The author's first book. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. One of the most elusive titles in the series. A fine copy in bright, fine dust jacket with light touchups to tiny rub marks at spine ends and clipped price. A sharp copy. Jacket art by Mel Hunter. (#146540)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Praha panoramaticka

      Praha: Statni nakladatelstvi krasne literatury, hudby a umeni 1959 Unterschrift von Josef Sudek auf dem Schmutztitelblatt; Gedicht von Jaroslav Seifert, graphische Gestaltung, Umschlag und Bindung nach einem Entwurf von J. Rothmayer, weißer OLWd. mit schwarzgeprägtem Motiv auf dem Vorderdeckel und Rückentitel, schwarzer Kopfschnitt, OUmschlag, neue maßgefertigte Kartonschachtel mit Blindprägung, 295+[9] Seiten mit CCLXXXIV Abbildungen, quer 35,5 x 22,5 cm, Umschlag leicht berieben, kleine Risse im Umschlag von innen mit durchsichtigem Papier unterklebt (lässt sich entfernen), Buch ganz leicht abgegriffen, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand.Prag, Pragensia, Josef Sudek

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        HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL-1959-FRENCH GRANDE-47X63-AMAZING ORIGINAL POSTER-WILD! VF+

      1959 - This is a rare French poster from one of the absolute greatest horror films of all time! Many argue this is the best art of any poster version. Noted French artist, Roger Soubie, took an interesting and different approach than his American artist counterparts. The U.S. posters all show the skeleton dangling the lifeless beauty from his noose. Mr. Soubie (in the true French spirit) shows the skeleton chasing the damsel. It's an exciting and evocative image, and a great counterpart to other posters on the title. Size is an impressive 47x63! Ideal for display! This is an original poster with no restoration. Has a couple small pieces of tape on back. Condition is C8/9 with no missing pieces or tears, only tiny splits near very edge of folds. Check the image! Colors are amazingly vivid. A better condition unrestored copy may not exist. Condition: VF+

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        Typed Letter Signed ("Arthur C. Clarke") to Westley S. Hartley, in response to the latter's question regarding the value of his education to him as a writer

      Colombo, Ceylon, 1959. One page, on letterhead of his company "Clarke-Wilson Associates". 1 vols. 4to. Small tear at fold, else fine. With accompanying envelope and with a one-page, 4to, Typed carbon copy of Clarke's bio/bibiliobraphy. One page, on letterhead of his company "Clarke-Wilson Associates". 1 vols. 4to. "All education and experience is important to a writer ... " Written in response to Hartley's TLS asking: "How important ... was [your] high school education, and is college experience necessary for creative writing?" Hartley had cited the biographical sketch in MODERN SF, and Clarke responds in his reply:"The statement in MODERN SF is very much out of date; at current count I have 25 books published or about to appear. Incidentally my degree was in physics and maths, not chemistry."ALL education and experience is important to a writer; he can't have too much of either. I did not go to college until I was almost 30; my first short stories and novels were done while I was still in the RAF. You will find more of my biography in the Ballantine edition of EARTHLIGHT, and Clifton Fadiman's comments in my new anthology ACROSS THE SEA OF STARS may be helpful."My education was essential for works such as INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT and THE EXPLORATION OF SPACE, but much less so for my novels. And much of my current writing (e.g., THE REEFS OF TAPROBANE, THE DEEP RANGE) is based on my present underwater activities, which don't even require a high school education ... The enclosed data sheet may also be useful to you ... Sincerely, Arthur C. Clarke."

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        The Circus of the Sun

      (New York: Journeyman Books, 1959). (New York: Journeyman Books. 1959). First. First edition. Cloth and photographically illustrated papercovered boards. Drawings and design by Emil Antonucci. Cover photograph by Charles Harbutt. Bookplate on the front pastedown, else fine without the unprinted glassine dustwrapper. One of 500 numbered copies Signed by both Lax and Antonucci. Lax's first and most famous book, a meditation on the Creation, was described in the New York Times as "perhaps the greatest English language poem of this century." A close friend of Thomas Merton's, their correspondence was published. Occasionally described as a hermit, Lax did little to advance his literary career. His sparing use of words qualifies him as one of the founders of literary minimalism. .

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        STARSHIP TROOPERS

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1959]. First edition. A fine copy, previous owners bookplate to front paste-down, neat previous owners name and date in ink to front free end paper in a fine price clipped dust jacket. (10002). Octavo, cloth. 1960 Hugo award winning novel, made into an interesting feature film. "Vintage Heinlein storytelling." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-206. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-90.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Carzou: L'Apocalypse

      Andre Sauret, Editeur, Paris 1959 - WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST CARZOU TO NEW YORK GRAPHIC SOCIETY FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER ANTON SCHUTZ on the half-title. A clean, well-preserved copy to boot of the 1959 1st trade edition. Near Fine in its original pictorial wrappers AND in a Near Fine example of the thick mylar dustjacket. 6 original color lithographs of Carzou complement the text. Tall quarto, 158 pgs., including 44 lavish plates in addition to the 6 original lithographs. Signed by Illustrator. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Khirbat Al Mafjar, An Arabian Mansion In The Jordan Valley.

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1959 - xxvi, [2], 352 pp., colour frontispiece + 109 plates of which some are folding & 5 in colour, 258 figures in text, half-title, contribution by Oleg Grabar, index. Copy clean and in perfect condition. Khirbat Al Mafjar is a deserted Umayyad palace lying about a mile and a half from Al-Khalil in the Jordan Valley. R. Hamilton, the keeper of the Department of Antiquities in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, was also a Director of Antiquities in Palestine during British Mandate. He conducted several explorations at the site investigating the variety of materials used and the wealth of detail in construction and ornament which time and chance had preserved. The excavations at Khirbat Al Mafjar, undertaken between 1934 and 1949, revealed the extent and nature of the buildings which had only been investigated in the broadest way in the previous sixty years. Hamilton considers the ruins of Khirbat Al Mafjar "among the richest of available sources for the secular architecture of Palestine at a critical and fleeting moment: a moment when the reviving stimulus of religion and empire, of wealth and passionate will, under the Umayyad Caliphs seemed about to transform, by a new synthesis of Greek and Asiatic genius, the millennial art of Hellenistic Syria. As it happened, the fall of the Umayyads in AD 750 cut all that short; but not before the first architectural experiments of the Muslim Empire had revealed the creative and assimilative powers and the technical capacity that existed". (Preface). Bibliographic reference: Creswell 429. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Goldfinger (First UK Edition)

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. First UK Edition, preceding all others. First issue, second state binding, in a first issue jacket. Basis for the 1964 film, the third, and perhaps still finest, of the Bond films. Very Good plus, with a spine lean, in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket flaps have been slightly trimmed, with no text affected. Old adhesive stains to the flap edges (likely the reason they were trimmed), light edgewear. Gilbert A7a(1.2).

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        The Star Conquerors

      Winston, Philadelphia 1959 - Philadelphia, Winston, 1959. First Edition. First Impression. A tight copy of Ben Bova's first book. The most sought after of the Winston juveniles. Star Conquerors was the first in Bova's Watchmen series. A collectable title. Near fine with some light wear to the spine tips and corners. Price-clipped. Tips bumped a little. Slight toning to the block, but nothing more than usual. A nice book. Cover art / illustrations by Mel Hunter [5839, Hyraxia Books]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mansion

      Random House, New York 1959 - First Printing. Advance Review Slip laid in. A beautiful copy with just a touch of rubbing to the spine ends. Book is protected in a custom cut clear mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Institution of Electrical Engineers Convention on Thermonuclear Processes held in conjunction with the British Nuclear Energy Conference 29th-30th April, 1959

      London The Institution of Electrical Engineers 1959 - 21 preprints of papers delivered at the conference, 1 duplicate and 1 in typescript (presumably a late paper that wasn't received in time to be printed). Together with a mimeographed letter to the attendee, and a note on blue paper from a librarian explaining that a microcard of "Energy transfer to cold electrons in DCX" is available. Housed together in a tan folder printed with the convention details. Illustrations and charts within the text. The folder a little rubbed and tanned, but the contents fresh and clean. Excellent condition. Collection of 20 preprint papers (and one duplicate) on thermonuclear fusion from the first conference on the subject held in Britain, including work by leading researchers associated with the ZETA and Sceptre experiments. The papers, along with a mimeographed introductory letter, are housed in a custom card folder printed with the conference details. It is unclear who the recipient was, but a note from a librarian on a fusion reference has been included with the material, and the name D. W. Hart appears on its verso in ink. The papers present here were all later published in the Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers volume 106, part A. While the published version is not uncommon, we have been unable to locate any records of preprint sets such as this one. The impetus for this conference was the 1958 Atoms for Peace convention in Geneva, at which prominence was given to research on fusion for civilian energy generation. As reported in the Institution's journal, "Initially it was thought reasonable to present many of the papers which had been read at Geneva, but later, when the date was fixed as April 1959, it was seen to be reasonable to present more recent results and indeed to review progress since the Geneva Conference. It was also decided to include in lecture form some data regarding recent advances in the United States and Soviet Union. Nevertheless, the theme has remained the same, namely to give to members of the Institution and others who may be interested an account of the development of thermonuclear processes and the possibilities of power production by this technique" (Journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers vol. 5, issue 52, April 1959). The conference speakers covered a wide range of topics, most notably the UK's two main fusion experiments, ZETA and Sceptre IIIA. ZETA (Zero Energy Thermonuclear Energy Assembly) began operation in 1957 and was the most powerful and scientifically significant fusion experiment anywhere in the world at the time. Early results leaked to the press in 1958 led to front-page headlines implying that the UK was close to achieving free, unlimited power, and ZETA was described as Britain's Sputnik. The eventual retractions cast a pall over all later thermonuclear research. Sceptre was constructed to test ZETA's results. Though it initially confirmed them, its results too were eventually found to be spurious. The papers on these experiments include "Sceptre IIIA" by fusion pioneer A. A. Ware (who, together with Stan Cousins, set up the first experiments at Imperial College London in 1947); "The Design and Performance of ZETA" by a group that included leading fusion researchers Peter Thonemann, and R. S. "Bas" Pease; "The ZETA Transformer and Auxiliary Circuit Equipment" by E. R. Hartill' and "The Modification of ZETA in 1958" by Mitchell, et al. Though some of the ZETA and Spectre data had been presented at Geneva, "a lot of new details and performance data [was] included, particularly in regard to Sceptre IIIA and in connection with the instrumentation and measurement problems involved" and the session on ZETA included "more detailed explanation than could be provided at Geneva" as well as more recent work in the paper on the 1958 modifications (Journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers vol. 5, issue 52, April 1959). Other topics included the future of constricted plasma, compressing plasma with azimuthal currents, plasma ci [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Original Photograph Of John Fitzgerald Kennedy And Frank Longo Circa 1959 /1960

      Los Angeles Circa 1959 / 1960, 1960. Original Photograph. Single Photograph. Fine. Signed by Kennedy. Original Photograph 9 1/2" X 7 1/2" Of Jfk At A Restaurant Or Night Club With Frank Longo [ Founder Of Longo Toyota, Which Became The Largest Auto Dealership In The World], Circa 1959/1960. This Is A Much Thinner Kennedy Than We Are Used To Seeing. Kennedy And Longo Are At A Small Cocktail Or Dinner Table, Perhaps At A Banquet Or Night Club. Inscribed, Signed And Dated 6-1-1962 As By Jfk & Gjc (?), But This Is Not Kennedy's Usual Signature, And An Authoritative Source Confirms That Kennedy Was Never This Thin After He Was President, So The Photograph Itself Probably Dates From His California Campaign Circa 1959 / 1960. The Kennedy Archives Have No Record Of The Photograph Being Sent In For A Signature Around That Date. It Was Probably Signed By "Gjc" For The President. The Photo Is From Personal Collection Of A Longo Family Member.

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        The Case of the Singing Skirt (Inscribed to His Secretary)

      New York: William Morrow & Co, 1959. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/About Fine. Octavo. Publisher's yellow cloth, printed in brown; dust jacket with $2.95 on front flap. SIGNED AND WARMLY INSCRIBED BY ERLE STANLEY GARDNER TO HIS SECRETARY, HEDY RORIPAUGH: "To Hedy with loads / of thanks for all / you have done to / keep the fiction / factory running / Yours Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner /Sept 1959" A beautiful copy, in a so near fine dust jacket. 250 pp.

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        GOLDFINGER

      London: Jonathan Cape, [1959]. First edition, first binding. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket (priced 15s) with a touch of shelf wear and age tanning to the spine panel. An attractive copy. (20283). Octavo, cloth. The seventh James Bond novel. Basis for the feature film. Gilbert A7a, 1.1.

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        An Anthropologist at Work: Writings of Ruth Benedict

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1959. First. First edition. Modest offsetting on front fly from a clipping, a little wear at the bottom of the boards, very good or better in a rubbed, very good dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears. Signed by Margaret Mead and dated by her in 1960. Very uncommon thus. .

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        The Image; Knowledge in Life and Society

      Ann Arbor, MI: Univ of Michigan Press, 1959. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front endpage. Second Printing, Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket with a couple of tiny rubs at the tips. Boulding was the founder of the evolutionary economics movement, a cofounder of General Systems Theory,and in addition to being an economist he was an educator, peace activist, poet, religious mystic, devoted Quaker, systems scientist, and interdisciplinary philosopher. He published over three dozen books and in excess of 1200 articles. He was one of those rare authors of a "Citation Classic." Indeed, even more rare, he was the author of two Citation Classics: The Image: Knowledge in Life and Society (1956) and Conflict and Defense: A General Theory (1962). SIGNED copies of any of his works are exceedingly SCARCE. . Signed by Author. 2nd Printing. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine.

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        21 BÄNDE) Gesammelte Schriften. (19 Bände in 21).

      Ca. 8500 S. 25 cm 21 Original-Leinenbände. Sehr gute Exemplare Einbände stw. minimal berieben. // INHALTE der BÄNDE : Band 1: 4.Aufl. 1959 Einleitung in die Geisteswissenschaften. Versuch einer Grundlegung für das Studium der Gesellschaft und der Geschichte. Erster Band. // Band 2: 5.Aufl. 1957 Weltanschauung und Analyse des Menschen seit Renaissance und Reformation // Band 3: 2.Aufl. 1959 Studien zur Geschichte des deutschen Geistes. Leibniz und sein Zeitalter. Friedrich der Große und die deutsche Aufklärung. Das 18. jahrhundert und die geschichtliche Welt // Band 4: 2.Aufl. 1959 Die Jugendgeschichte Hegels und andere Anhandlungen zur Geschichte des deutschen Idealismus // Band 5: 2.Aufl. 1957 Die geistige Welt. Einleitung in die Philosophie des Lebens. Erste Hälfte Abhandlungen zur Grundlegung der Geisteswissenschaften // Band 6: 3.Aufl. 1958 Die geistige Welt. Einleitung in die Philosophie des Lebens. Zweite Hälfte Abhandlungen zur Poetik, Ethik und Pädagogik // Band 7: 2.Aufl. 1958 Der Aufbau der geschichtlichen Welt in den Geisteswissenschaften // Band 8: 2.Aufl. 1960 Weltanschauungslehre. Abhandlungen zur Philosophie der Philosophie // Band 9: 2.Aufl. 1960 Pädagogik. Geschichte und Grundlinien des Systems // Band 10: 1958, System der Ethik // Band 11: 2.Aufl. 1960 Vom Aufgang des geschichtlichen Bewußtseins. Jugendaufsätze und Erinnerungen // Band 12: 2.Aufl. 1960 Zur preussischen Geschichte. Schleiermachers politische Gesinnung und Wirksamkeit. Die Reorganisatoren des preussischen Staates. Das allgemeine Landrecht // Band 13/1 : 1970 Leben Schleiermachers. Erster Halbband hrsg. v. Martin Redeker // Band 13/2 : Leben Schleiermachers. Zweiter Halbband hrsg. v. Martin Redeker // Band 14/1 : 1966 Leben Schleiermachers. Zweiter Band: Schleiermachers System als Philosophie und Theologie Erster Halbband hrsg. v. Martin Redeker // Band 14/2 : 1966 Leben Schleiermachers. Zweiter Band: Schleiermachers System als Philosophie und Theologie Zweiter Halbband hrsg. v. Martin Redeker // Band 15: 1970 Zur Geistesgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Portraits und biographische Skizzen. Quellenstudien und Literaturberichte zur Theologie und Philosophie im 19. Jahrhundert. Hrsg. von Ulrich Herrmann // Band 16: 1972 Zur Geistesgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Aufsätze und Rezensionen aus Zeitungen und Zeitschriften 1859-1874. Hrsg. von Ulrich Herrmann // Band 17: 1974 Zur Geistesgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Aus "Westermanns Monatsheften": Literaturbriefe. Berichte zur Kunstgeschichte. Verstreute Rezensionen 1867-1884 hrsg. v. Ulrich Herrmann // Band 18: 1977 Die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, der Gesellschaft und der Geschichte. Vorarbeiten zur Einleitung in die Geisteswissenschaften (1865-1880), hrsg. von Helmut Johach und Frithjof Rodi // Band 19: 1982 Grundlegung der Wissenschaften vom Menschen, der Gesellschaft und der Geschichte. Ausarbeitungen und Entwürfe zum 2.Band der Einleitung in die Geisteswissenschaften (ca. 1970-1895) hrsg. von H. Johach u. F. Rodi. --- Wilhelm Dilthey (* 19. November 1833 in Biebrich 1. Oktober 1911 in Seis am Schlern, Südtirol) war ein deutscher Theologe, Gymnasiallehrer und Philosoph. Entgegen dem zu seiner Zeit stark verbreiteten Naturalismus entwickelte Dilthey ein lebensphilosophisches Fundament, welches das menschliche Leben und die Formen seines Ausdrucks nicht mehr nur nach Naturgesetzlichkeiten erklärte, sondern vielmehr die Eigengesetzlichkeit des menschlichen Geisteslebens zu verstehen suchte. Dilthey baute diesen Ansatz wissenschaftstheoretisch aus und formulierte in Abgrenzung zu den Naturwissenschaften eine Theorie der Geisteswissenschaften, als deren Begründer er gilt. Als deren Methode entwickelte er die Hermeneutik und die verstehende Psychologie in wesentlicher Weise weiter. Zur empirischen Anwendung brachte Dilthey seine Methoden in der Weltanschauungslehre, einem Deutungsschema für die seiner Meinung nach gescheiterten Systeme der Metaphysik. In ihr versuchte Dilthey aufzuzeigen, wie alle unterschiedlichen und sich widersprechenden metaphysischen Systeme ihren gemeinsamen Ursprung im Lebenszusammenhang des Menschen haben, zugleich kategorisierte er die historischen Ansätze nach verschiedenen "Typen der Weltanschauung". Der Naturalismus hat als Strömung seit dem 17. Jahrhundert dazu geführt, dass ein mechanisch-kausales Naturverständnis auch auf das Innenleben des Menschen übertragen wurde, also seinem Geistes- und Gefühlsvermögen dieselben kausalen Gesetze unterstellt wurden, wie man sie bei der physikalischen Beschreibung der Natur vorfand. Kant hat dieses Problem zu lösen versucht, indem er die physikalische Natur als Naturbeschreibung durch die reine Vernunft auffasste. Diese Unterscheidung setzt eine Trennung von Ding an sich und Erscheinungen voraus. Dabei sind es laut Kant nur die Erscheinungen, die der Verstand in der Anschauung erfassen kann und denen sich Kausalität zusprechen lässt. Ob die Kausalität jedoch auch dem hinter der Erscheinung liegenden Ding an sich zukommt, bleibt ungewiss. Diese Erklärung hat allerdings nicht dazu geführt, dass die Naturwissenschaft ihre Ergebnisse als Konstruktionsmittel und hypothetische Erkenntnisse wertete. Vielmehr fand die Auffassung, dass die Naturwissenschaften ihren Gegenstand unmittelbar erklären könnten, einen ersten Höhepunkt im Positivismus und Naturalismus, wie ihn Comte und Mill vertraten. Hier ergab sich für Dilthey das offensichtliche Problem, dass, wenn alle Vernunftprozesse kausal determiniert sind, auch die positivistische und naturalistische Auffassung des Menschen selbst determiniert ist. Damit hebt sich jedoch der Anspruch auf Gewissheit unter verschiedenen alternativen Auffassungen selbst auf. Diltheys Lösung besteht in der Unterscheidung von Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften, welche zugleich die Autonomie und Freiheit des Vernunftwesens Mensch wiederherstellen soll: Statt in den Naturzusammenhang band Dilthey den Menschen dabei in den Geschichts- und Kulturzusammenhang ein, innerhalb dessen sich seine geistige Spontaneität zeigt und ausbildet. So wie Kant mit seiner Kritik der reinen Vernunft die erkenntnistheoretische Grundlage der Naturwissenschaften zu erklären versuchte, bemühte sich Dilthey in seinem lebenslangen Projekt einer Kritik der historischen Vernunft, die Grundlage für die von ihm so benannten Geisteswissenschaften zu legen. Der Titel einer historischen Vernunft zeigt dabei schon Diltheys Kritik an Kant. So ist bei Dilthey die Vernunft keine überzeitliche und unveränderliche Größe eines individuellen Subjekts, sondern hat ihre Ausprägung im Verlauf der Geschichte erfahren und wird dadurch konstatiert. In sie fließen also auch die geschichtlich gewordenen Handlungen und Praktiken des Kulturwesens Mensch mit ein. Diltheys grundsätzlich geschichtliche Orientierung ging dabei auf J.G. Droysens geschichtsphilosophische Vorstellungen des Historismus zurück. Die Kritik der historischen Vernunft bezieht sich jedoch nicht nur auf Kant, sondern erhebt Anspruch darauf, die gesamte Geschichte der Metaphysik zu betrachten. In Anlehnung an Hegels Phänomenologie des Geistes bezeichnete Dilthey sein Programm auch als Phänomenologie der Metaphysik. Anders als bei Hegel führte er den geschichtlichen Prozess nicht zu einem metaphysischen System des absoluten Wissens zusammen, welches schließlich absolute Gewissheit bieten sollte. Vielmehr nimmt seine Betrachtung den umgekehrten Weg, nämlich zu zeigen, wie sich eine Weltanschauung erst durch die vielen kleinen Gewissheiten ausprägt, die in der unmittelbaren Gewissheit des Erlebnisses und des Lebens selbst wurzeln. Dieses dient ihm dann auch als Fundament zur Begründung der Geisteswissenschaften. Ihr Ziel ist ein "Verstehen des Lebens und der Geschichte". Wir versenden am Tag der Bestellung von Montag bis Freitag.

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        Praha panoramaticka

      Praha: Statni nakladatelstvi krasne literatury, hudby a umeni 1959 - Unterschrift von Josef Sudek auf dem Schmutztitelblatt; Gedicht von Jaroslav Seifert, graphische Gestaltung, Umschlag und Bindung nach einem Entwurf von J. Rothmayer, weißer OLWd. mit schwarzgeprägtem Motiv auf dem Vorderdeckel und Rückentitel, schwarzer Kopfschnitt, OUmschlag, neue maßgefertigte Kartonschachtel mit Blindprägung, 295+[9] Seiten mit CCLXXXIV Abbildungen, quer 35,5 x 22,5 cm, Umschlag leicht berieben, kleine Risse im Umschlag von innen mit durchsichtigem Papier unterklebt (lässt sich entfernen), Buch ganz leicht abgegriffen, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: cz [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Henderson the Rain King

      Viking Press 1959 - Signed by author on FFEP. Tight, square binding. Clipped dust jacket with minimal bumping to spine at edges. Bright, crisp colors. Orange cloth with black embossed title on cover. Off white cloth tape on spine with orange and blue title, author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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