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        The Birthday Party (Signed By The Author)

      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.

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        The Long and the Short and the Tall. A Play by Willis Hall.

      8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A little rubbing to expremities of wrapper otherwise a very good copy. First edition of this play set in Malaya in WW2. This copy signed by the author, additionally signed by Peter O'Toole who starred in the first production, and by Michael Caine who was O'Toole's understudy. Caine played the role of Pte Bamforth in the production when O'Toole was away filming Lawrence of Arabia. The play was turned into a film in 1961 (released as Jungle Fighters in the USA and Canada), starring Richard Todd and Richard Harris both of whom have signed this copy.

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      London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson,, 1959. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver, top edge pink. With the dust jacket. A fine copy. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in Paris in 1955.

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        North by Northwest (Original US insert poster for the 1959 film)

      Beverly Hills: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1959. Vintage insert poster for the 1959 film. Nominated for three Academy Awards. Considered to be one of Hitchcock's top five films, the last of four the director made with Cary Grant, with a score by Bernard Hermann, and a renowned title sequence by Saul Bass. Shot on location in various locations across the United States. 14 x 36 inches (36 x 91 cm). Very Good plus, with light wrinkling to the margins, light toning, and a stamp to the verso and recto.

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        The Measure of a Man

      Christian Education Press 1959 - First edition. 34 pp. Green cloth with black lettering. Fine in Near Fine original dust jacket, unclipped ($1.00), with a tiny tear in bottom edge of front panel, light rubbing. The uncommon first book publication of MLK's sermons "What is Man?" and "The Dimensions of a Complete Life." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Liriche e prose scelte

      Tipografia Società Editrice "La Scuola"-Brescia, 1959. ITALIANO 0,57 Buono stato, coperta in cartone rigido goffrato, bei caratteri e grafica in bassorilievo su piatto anteriore e dorso, dorso brunito, cima e piede poco consumati, piega, tagli e margini delle pagine poco bruniti. Bella anteporta, su carta patinata, con ritratto di Ugo Foscolo in b. e n. USATO

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        Cuore Libro per i ragazzi

      Garzanti Editore S. p. A.-Milano, 1959. ITALIANO 0,66 Ottimo stato, coperta illustrata in tessuto, su piatto anteriore e dorso bella grafica e caratteri dorati in bassorilievo, lieve ammaccatura sul bordo, punte poco piegate, tagli leggermente ingialliti, pagine in ottimo stato. Su occhiello lunga dedica con data, scritte a penna. Belle illustrazioni, in b. e n. ed a colori, in testo e fuori testo, illustrazioni di: A. Ferraguti, E. Nardi, A. G. Sartorio e G. Benvenuti. Ristampa. USATO

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        A Pictorial Map of Alaska the 49th State. In Aleut "Alaska" means "Great Country" Population in 1958 about 215,000.

      Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska News Agency. Copyright 1959. Two-color pictorial / pictographic map on cream colored paper, image 20 x 27 inches on sheet 21 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches, folding as issued to 8 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Two 1/2 inch separation to lower fold intersections, overall very good condition. A very bright image. A stunning celebration of Alaska by mapmaker Ernest Dudley Chase. Published for Alaska News Agency, Anchorage, Alaska. At left and right area of the map are vignette illustrations of buildings and scenic spots from around the state; the map itself is liberally sprinkled with pictographs of attractions, wildlife, and historical places. Listing of Towns at left and right margins.

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        Le livre à venir

      1959. Gallimard, Paris 1959, 13,5x19,5cm, broché. - Gallimard, Paris 1959, 13,5x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Très précieux et émouvant envoi autographe signé de Maurice Blanchot à sa soeur : "Pour ma chère Marguerite qui porte maintenant (mot illisible) le poids de mon affection. Maurice." Agréable exemplaire. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Très précieux et émouvant envoi autographe signé de Maurice Blanchot à sa soeur : "Pour ma chère Marguerite qui porte maintenant (mot illisible) le poids de mon affection. Maurice." Agréable exemplaire.

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        Newspaper Photograph Signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, Franco and Vernon Walters.

      Unknown publisher, Madrid, Spain 1959 - Spanish newspaper photograph from December 23, 1959. Signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) (U.S. President 1953-61) in January of 1960. It is also signed by Generalisimo Franco (Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco Bahamonde (1892-1975), and Vernon Walters who was Eisenhower's interpreter. All three men are pictured in the photograph. Includes several pieces of related correspondence, including copies of letters and newspaper clippings. Americana. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Les possédés

      - Gallimard, Paris 1959, 12x19cm, relié. - Edizione originale della riduzione teatrale fondata da Albert Camus, una delle copie del servizio stampa. Precious autografo firmato da Albert Camus al suo caro amico Andre Belamich ... - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de l'adaptation théâtrale établie par Albert Camus, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi maroquin bordeaux, dos lisse, plats de papier marbré, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Devauchelle. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à son proche ami André Belamich. Belamich rencontre Camus en 1932 sur les bancs du cours de philosophie de Jean Grenier au lycée Bugeaud d'Alger, la fameuse « Khâgne africaine ». Après avoir participé ensemble à l'aventure du Parti Communiste Algérien, Camus et Belamich forment avec d'autres penseurs et artistes ce  que l'on nomme aujourd'hui "l'Ecole d'Alger" réunissant autour de l'éditeur et libraire Edmond Charlot une génération d'esprits progressistes dont Claude de Fréminville, Max-Pol Fouchet, René-Jean Clot, emmanuel Roblès et Gabriel Audisio. Après plusieurs traductions pour Charlot de Jane Austin et David Lawrence, Belamich devient surtout, à l'initiative et avec le soutien de Camus, le principal traducteur de Garcia Lorca et l'instigateur de sa diffusion en France. L'indéfectible amitié qui l'unit à Camus jusqu'à sa mort - il est à ses côtés lors de la remise de son Prix Nobel - font de lui un des principaux témoins de la vie de l'écrivain comme l'attestent ses contributions aux biographies de Herbert R. Lottman et de Olivier Todd. Emouvant et précieux envoi à cet ami des premières heures algériennes qui ont construit l'humanisme de Camus et auxquelles il consacra son dernier roman inachevé : « Le premier homme ». 

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

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

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        Sancta Maria de Anima - Romae. Erste und Zweite Gründung

      Herausgegeben im Auftrag der Anima. - Mit Druckerlaubnis des Erzbischöflichen Ordinariates Wien, Oktober 1959. Buch am Schnitt etwas stockig, Schutzumschlag leicht berieben und ebenfalls leicht stockig. Tadellose Bindung. Beiliegend eine Visitkarte / Widmungskarte vom Rektor der Anima Prälat Dr. Franz Wasner Rom, mit handschriftlichem Gruß + Unterschrift. -- Franz Mathias Wasner (geb. 28. Dezember 1905 in Feldkirchen bei Mattighofen verst. 21. Juni 1992 in Salzburg) war künstlerischer Leiter der Trapp Family Singers und Missionar. -- Franz Wasner wurde 1929 von Erzbischof Ignatius Rieder zum Priester geweiht. Anschließend studierte er Kirchenrecht in Rom. Sein musikalisches Talent konnte er in der Villa von Georg von Trapp in Aigen bei Salzburg demonstrieren und begleitete in Folge die Trapp-Familie nach der Besetzung Österreichs durch die deutsche Wehrmacht auch in die Emigration und war darüber hinaus auch geistlicher Beistand der Familie. Das über 150 Stücke umfassende Repertoire der Trapp Family Singers wurde meist von Franz Wasner arrangiert. Nach der Auflösung des weltbekannten Chors ging Wasner als Missionar auf die Fidschi-Inseln und später als Rektor des Collegio Teutonico di Santa Maria dellAnima erneut nach Rom. 1972 wurde er Mitglied des Salzburger Domkapitels und komponierte weitere Musikstücke. Seine Heimatgemeinde Feldkirchen bei Mattighofen machte ihn zum Ehrenbürger. -- 200 Seiten. Auf fliegendem Vorsatz Namenseintrag (Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R.) - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

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        Les noces d'Hérodiade - Mystère

      First edition, one of 27 numbered copies on Hollande, the tirage de tête.Published with an introduction by Gardner Davies after the unfinished manuscripts from Stéphane Mallarmé.A fine, unsophisticated, copy. Gallimard Paris 1959 14,5x21cm broché

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        Aimez-vous Brahms

      - Julliard, Paris 1959, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 90 esemplari numerati esemplari su Arches, edizione di lusso .. autografo firmato Sagan al Sig Denuzet. Molto bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires 90 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, tirage de tête.. Envoi autographe signé de Françoise Sagan à Monsieur Denuzet. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Feu de braise

      First edition, one of 200 numbered copies on alfa and réservés to the press.Handsome autograph inscription signed by André Pieyre de Mandiargues to Jean Dubuffet and to his wife Lili.A small tear, not serious, to the upper cover. Grasset Paris 1959 12x19cm broché

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        The Haunting of Hill House

      New York: The Viking Press, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        ART IN POSTERS The Complete Original Posters of Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Leger, Matisse, Miro, Picasso

      Monte Carlo; New York: Andre Sauret; George Braziller, 1959. 249 pages of text. Hardcover binding in almost new condition. Parts of the textblock have separated from the binding in several places, as is typical for this publication due to the binding style and the thick paper upon which the lithographs are printed. Unclipped dustjacket with minor browning and rubbing to the top of the spine, and minimal shelfwear; protected in new custom-fitted archival mylar. Illustrated by 102 color posters reproduced by Mourlot Freres, most of which are in color. Posters: 13 by Braque, 15 by Chagall, 4 by Dufy, 7 by Leger, 10 by Matisse, 9 by Miro, 44 by Picasso. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition/Very good+ condition (DJ). Quarto (4to).

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        The Visions of the Daughters of Albion.

      Clairvaux, Jura, France: The Trianon Press for The William Blake Trust, 1959 - Tall quarto. Original orange half morocco, marbled sides, top edge gilt. Housed in the publisher's marbled slipcase. Spine a little faded ,a few minor marks to covers, an excellent copy. Colour illuminated facsimiles achieved by collotype and hand-stencil. First edition thus, number 369 of 400 copies thus (this one of 200 for the US), from a total edition of 446 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page watermarked with Blake's monogram. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), the brother of John Maynard, provides a commentary and bibliographical history: "The theme of Vision of the Daughters of Albion is, in effect, partly a protest against the sexual morals of the day. a poet's view of the evils of organised religion, compulsory morals, oppressed womanhood, and, in addition, of slavery." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        How Right You Are Jeeves.

      Folio, 4 issues of John Bull Magazine in original wrappers preserved in cloth flapcase with leather label. A near fine set. The first appearance of How Right You Are Jeeves in August 29th and September 5th, 12th and 19th 1959 issues of the John Bull magazine. The story appeared in book form in 1960. The US edition bore the same title but the English edition was issued under the title Jeeves in the Offing. McIlvaine D98.10 - D98.13, A83 and A83b for the book editions.

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        The Same Door: Short Stories [Review Copy]

      New York Alfred A. Knopf 1959 First Edition (so stated) of the author's first collection of stories

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        Geschichte Des Zweiten Vatikanischen Konzils (1959-1965), Band IV: Die Kirche als Gemeinschaft: September 1964-September 1965 [Gebundene Ausgabe] von Giuseppe Alberigo (Herausgeber), Gunther Wassilowsky (Herausgeber)

      Peeters Pub, 1959. Die Kirche als GemeinschaftSeptember 1964-September 1965 Der vierte und vorletzte Band der gro?en Konzilsgeschichte, die unter der Leitung des Nestors der historischen Vatikanumsforschung, des Bologneser Kirchenhistorikers Giuseppe Alberigo, von einem international zusammengesetzten Expertenteam geschrieben wird, behandelt die wohl dramatischste Sitzungsperiode des ganzen II. Vatikanums. Drei zentrale Konzilstexte schienen verabschiedungsreifKirche, ?kumenismus und Religionsfreiheit. Doch die "schwarzen Woche" (settimana nera) im November 1964 brachte massive R?cksichtnahmen auf die Konzilsminorit?t, z.B. in der Frage der Kollegialit?t der Bisch?fe. Ein erster Raureif legte sich w?hrend dieser "Novemberkrise" auf den Konziliaren Fr?hling. Die Vorg?nge werden detailliert und spannend rekonstruiert von J.A. Komonchak, G. Miccoli, H. Sauer, N. Tanner, L.A. Tagle, R. Burigana, G. Turbanti und G. Alberigo. The fourth and second to last volume of the extensive history of the second Vatican Council, written by an international team of specialists under the guidance of Giuseppe Albergio, church historian from Bologna, deals with its arguably most dramatic period. Three vital council texts seemed to be ready for adoptionchurch, ecumenicalism and freedom of religion. But the 'black week' (settimananera) of November 1964 brought about massive curtailments for the benefit of council minorities, such as in the question of the bishops' collegiality. A first frost chilled the conciliar spring during the' November crisis'. The events are reconstructed in a detailed and enthralling manner by J A Komonchak, G Miccoli, H Saucer, N Tanner, L A Tagle, R burigana, G Turbanti and G Alberigo.

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        Joan Miro, dibujos y litografias. Coleccion Juan de Juanes I . Papeles de son armadans.

      Seix Barral|& New York graphic society 1959 - - Seix Barral & New York graphic society, New-York 1959, 25x35,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise-étui. - Edition originale, un des 700 exemplaires numérotés comportant bien in-fine sa lithographie originale. Ouvrage illustré de 19 aquarelles et de 3 lithographies Dos de l'étui légèrement insolé, étui comportant un accroc restauré en pied. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] The first edition, one of 700 numbered copies, complete with the original lithograph at end. With 19 watercolors and 3 lithographs. Spine of case slightly sunned, repaired tear to foot. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les possédés

      first edition of the theatrical adaptation established by Albert Camus, one of the review copies service.Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus to his close friend Andre Belamich ... Gallimard Paris 1959 12x19cm relié

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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959. First Impression, First Issue, Second State. Pp.318. Pp. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper, in original pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Richard Chopping. Export copy, originally dispatched for sale in Australia, with an Adelaide bookseller's ticket to the pastedown and accordingly price-clipped. An exquisite copy, in truly fine condition. Housed in a quarter leather box.Provenance: Ex-Christies, London. Sale 7558, lot 265 (part lot, sale ticket included). Gilbert A7a (1.2).

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        Unknown Shore, The

      London Rupert Hart-Davis 1959 First Impression; 8vo, 256pp. Fine publisher's red cloth, the spine lettered in black; in a just about Fine (spine tips rubbed with no loss) first-state dust jacket (priced at 15s) without a trace of fading to the spine panel and very uncommon thus. One of the two historical novels O'Brian wrote for juveniles and a forerunner the Jack Aubrey series. Fine Note: With few exceptions (always identified), 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 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. Near Fine+ ¶ 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


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      The first edition, for which there were no large paper copies. Autograph inscription from Martin Heidegger to his French translator Roger Munier.This copy has a chemise and slipcase in red paper boards, the spine of the chemise being black shagreen and the interior lined in red felt. A very good copy. Verlag Günther Neske Pfullingen 1959 12,5x20,5cm broché sous chemise et étui

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      First edition, one of 27 numbered copies on Madagascar, tirage de tête.Autograph inscription from Yves Bonnefoy to Max-Philippe Delatte.A good copy. Mercure de France Paris 1959 14x19cm broché

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        Evangeliorum Quattuor.

      Olten & Lausanne: 1956-1959 - [BOOK OF LINDISFARNE] Evangeliorum Quattuor. Codex Lindisfarnensis. Olten & Lausanne: 1956-1959. Two volumes. Imperial folio. Bound in full and half vellum parchment with red and black lettering. Edition limited to 680 numbered copies. A fine set in slipcase. Very scarce. The inhabitants of the border country of England and Scotland were converted to Christianity by Irish missionaries, who taught them to read and write, what a book was, and how it might be embellished. St. Aidan, an Irishman, was sent from Iona in 635 A.D. and founded the monastery of Lindisfarne, just off the Northumbrian coast and connected to the mainland by sands at low water. Sixty years after its founding the wonderful Gospel-book was created. The ‘Book of Lindisfarne’ is a manuscript written on white calf-skin and illuminated by Eadfrith, Bishop of Lindisfarne from 698 to 721 A.D. in accordance with the Celtic traditions bequeathed by the Irish founders of the community, who withdrew from Lindisfarne, after the Synod of Whitby, to Mayo of the Saxons. The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, each preceded by prefaces and a list of feasts on which a lesson from that Gospel should be read. It is in the Vulgate text, with an Old English paraphrase, written in Irish character. The book as a whole is elaborately illuminated, following the decorative formula of the Book of Durrow, but in a more developed and profuse style. Miraculously the Gospel book has come down to us. Owing to continuous Danish raids, the Lindisfarne community, tired of wandering about, decided to go to Ireland and settle there. They embarked with their precious relics at the mouth of the River Derwent, but were turned back by a great storm, in the course of which the Gospels were washed overboard. Whether by divine intervention or not they were found next day undamaged on the estuarine sands, three miles from the shore. The present facsimile contains twenty-eight plates in full colour and four hundred and ninety in monochrome. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fotografie 1928 - 1958

      Praha SNKLHU 1959 - "Fotografie 1928 - 1958". Published by SNKLHU in Prague, 1959. A portfolio of 20 original b&w photos (F. Drtikol, J. Funke, K. Hajek, A. Paul, E. Wiskovsky, J. Jenicek, M. Hak, Z. Feyfar, K. Ludwig, V. Chochola, Z. Tmej, J. Sudek, J. Ehm, J. Prosek, K. Plicka, T. Honty, J. Brok, V. Jiru, J. Lukas, E. Einhorn) in ill. protective case (S. Kohout) with foreword by J. Kainar and a list of photos. Fol. (30,5:20,5 cm). Photos in very good condition, only one with bent corner. A protective case in a good condition with some water stains on the right side of the front desk.

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        AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE. Wood Engravings by Leonard Baskin.

      The Print Club of Philadelphia, 1959. 5 1/2 x 9. Title, 9 pages, colophon, pressmark. Illustrated with 8 engravings. Wraps, cover label. Bookplates of Harold & Nancy Hugo. With an extra suite of the engravings, each signed, on Japanese vellum (with much finer impressions than those on the Fabriano text paper) laid into paper wrapper. A fine set. Printed at the Gehenna Press. "This is a crucial book in the growth of the printer's typographic insight," writes Baskin, " it I begin to invent typographic structures of originality & sensitivity." The edition was 250 copies, of which 100 copies were available from the Press. Of the latter, 40 copies had an extra, signed suite in a leather & board portfolio (not present here). This is copy 56, signed by Baskin. Gehenna Press, The Work of Fifty Years 21, illustrated on pages 149-153.

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        [Autobiographical Trilogy, comprising] Cider with Rosie; [with] As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning [Signed], [and] A Moment of War

      London Hogarth Press / André Deutsch / Viking [through 1991] 1959 Three volumes complete, two first impressions and one signed second. 8vo: 280; 252; 178pp. Cider with Rosie (Hogarth Press, 1959): First Issue (suppressed) of the first, and most famous, book in the trilogy, with mention of the piano-works fires on p. 272. Publisher's forest-green cloth, spine stamped in gilt, with drawings by John Ward; illustrated dust jacket priced 18s. Very lightly age-toned, else Fine. As I Walked Out (André Deutsch, 1969): Second Impression, signed by Lee on title page. Publisher's tangerine cloth, spine stamped in gilt, with drawings by Leonard Rosoman; price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Square, tight and apparently unread, an exemplary example. Moment of War (Viking, 1991): Publisher's black cloth, spine stamped in silver, with unattributed drawings; price-clipped illustrated dust jacket repriced $24.99 top of front flap for the Canadian market. Very lightly faded spine panel on jacket, else Fine, virtually As New. Fine ¶ In 1957, the Hogarth Press offered Lee £500 "to give up all other work and get on with" Cider with Rosie, which had been commissioned ten years earlier. The book is Lee's account of his childhood as a "scab-kneed schoolboy" in the Costwold village of Slad, in the period after the First World War, and chronicles the traditional, mainly feudal, village life that disappeared with the advent of the motor car. (The identity of Rosie was revealed years later to be Lee's distant cousin Rosalind Buckland.) Cider with Rosie sold six million copies worldwide, allowing Lee to buy Rose Cottage, "in the heart of the village, six stumbling paces from the pub." "As I Walked out one Midsummer Morning, the trilogy's second installment, was published ten years later. Disastrously, since his diaries were the basis of his work, Lee's irreplaceable volumes for 1935&37 were stolen while he was in Spain with the BBC in 1969. Their loss made the writing of the trilogy's final work more difficult. . . . Ironically, the book was ultimately sharper and more moving because it was less reliant on detail. . . . A Moment of War (1991), his memoir of the period [of the Spanish Civil War], describes his being three times arrested, imprisoned, and on the brink of being shot as a fascist spy, and graphically describes the disorganization, amateurism, and squalid living conditions endured by republican recruits." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), 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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        Jurisprudence. Five Volumes. Strait 44

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

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        Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806.

      New York. Antiquarian Press Ltd. 1959. SET OF EIGHT VOLUMES (complete), including the atlas volume (boxed set of 63 map sheets, numbered 1 to 54 (several numbers are further distinguished into A, B etc). Fine condition, original glassine wrappers on all but volume 6 and the atlas volume. This is number 154 of the limited edition of 750 sets, "printed from the original manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society and by Direction of its committee on Historical Documents. Together with Manuscript material of Lewis and Clark from other sources, including Note-Books, Letters, Maps, etc., and the Journals of Charles Floyd and Joseph Whitehouse. Now for the first time published in full and exactly as written."

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        A Visit To Morin

      London, Heinemann 1959. LIMITED FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED. Slim 8vo., printed dustwrapper. Only 250 copies. With Signed inscription to flyleaf; For John [Stafford] with love/ from Graham. / Christmas 1960. According to fellow bookman and Greene authority Rick Gekoski, the author 'only used [the word] "love" to intimate friends'. Both book and wrapper in clean, fine condition (small scratch to upper).A REMARKABLE ASSOCIATION ITEM, formerly sold through Blackwells of Oxford- Greene had a life-long passion and flair for cinema, and successfully wrote for the medium (he was Oscar-Nominated for 'The Third Man'), and became a respected film critic (See Greene's The Pleasure Dome, 1972). John Stafford was a talented film director in the 20's and 30's, who turned to production in the 40's and would produce three Greene movies- 'The Stranger's Hand' starring Trevor Howard (1954, co-produced by Graham Greene), 'Loser Takes All' (1956) and the classic thriller 'Across the Bridge' (1957, starring Rod Steiger). Stafford's other major credits include 'The First of the Few' (1942, starring David Niven), Candlelight In Algeria (1944, starring James Mason') and 'The Woman With No Name' (1950, starring Richard Burton).

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        Maigret et les témoins récalcitrants

      Presses de la cité. First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on papier de luxe, the only large paper copies.A rare and good copy. Presses de la cité Paris 1959 11,5x16,5cm broché

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        Mondsand. Gedichte. Pfullingen. Verlag Günther Neske 1959. 27,8 x 21,5 cm. 28 nichtgezählte Blatt, 1 Blatt Druckvermerk und 7 signierte Originalradierungen auf festerem Karton. Illustrierter weißer Originalseideneinband in blauem Originalpappschuber.

      Verlag Günther Neske, 1959.Originalausgabe. Arntz 396-402 - Hans Arp zum 100. Geburtstag, 72 - Hagenbach 364. Eines von 33 römisch numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, in der alle Radierungen vom Künstler signiert wurden. Mit der gedruckten Widmung an"Margerite zum 22.8 59". Die Gesamtauflage betrug 333 Exemplare. Im Druckvermerk ebenfalls von Arp signiert. Tadelloses Exemplar. In der Vorzugsausgabe sehr selten.

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        My Philosophical Development. [Beautifully Signed by Bertrand Russell]. [With chapters on Principia Mathematica and an Appendix with an essay by Alan Wood: "Russell's Philosophy - a Study of its Development"].

      George Allen & Unwin,, 1959. First Edition. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1959. 16cm x 24cm 279 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Some mild signs of foxing. Otherwise in very good condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Very scarce book with the original signature of Bertrand Russell, one of the founders of analytic philosophy. Highly Collectable. Includes the following chapters: My Present Views of the World / Excursion into Idealism / Logical Technique in Mathematics / Principia Mathematica: Philosophical Aspects / Principia Mathematica: Mathematical Aspects / The Impact of Wittgenstein / Theory of Knowledge / The Retreat from Pythagoras / etc.nnBertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (18 May 1872 ? 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense". He was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom.nnIn the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism". He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Moore, and his protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians. With A. N. Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics. His philosophical essay "On Denoting" has been considered a "paradigm of philosophy". His work has had a considerable influence on logic, mathematics, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science (see type theory and type system), and philosophy, especially the philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics.nnRussell was a prominent anti-war activist; he championed anti-imperialism and went to prison for his pacifism during World War I. Later, he campaigned against Adolf Hitler, then criticised Stalinist totalitarianism, attacked the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War, and was an outspoken proponent of nuclear disarmament. In 1950 Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought" (Wikipedia)

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      London: The Private Library Association, 1959 to 2013. 8vo. paper wrappers. Total of 210 issues of this important periodical covering the press book world. Each volume contains eight issues (except the first volume, which had only four issues).IncludesOriginal Series. Volume 2, no.6 (Oct 1959); Volume 3, no.2 (April 1960); Volume 3, no.7 (July 1961); Volume 3, no.8 (Oct 1961); Volume 4, no.1, 2, 3, 7 and 8 (Jan, April, July 1962, July 1963, Oct 1983); Volume 5, no.1-4 (Jan, April, July, Oct 1964); Vol. 6, no.1-4 (Jan, April, July, Oct 1965); Vol. 7, no.1-4 (Spring, Sum, Autumn, Winter 1966), Vol. 8, no.1-4 (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter 1967). Second Series. Complete in 10 volumes (1968-1977). Third Series. Complete in 10 volumes (1978-1987).Fourth Series. Complete in 10 volumes (1988-1997). Fifth Series. Complete in 10 volumes (1998 - 2004). Sixth Series. First 6 volumes except Winter 2013 (2008 - Autumn 2013). Filled with information on book-collecting, private press books and other articles related to the book-collecting world.

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        Zen and Japanese Culture.

      London: Routledge and Kegan Paul,, 1959. Octavo (236 x 142 mm). Recent black morocco, gilt "Enso" motif on front cover, all edges gilt, endpapers patterned to the Japanese "asanoha" (hemp leaf) motif (often seen on kimonos), back cloth slipcase with black morocco-trim gilt decorated with flashes of the "Enso". Frontispiece and 67 plates (3 double-folding). An excellent copy. First thus, technically the "revised and enlarged second edition of Zen Buddhism and its Influence on Japanese Culture", first published Kyoto, 1938. Suzuki is widely recognised as the man who introduced Zen to the West, and was described by poet and Zen practitioner Gary Snyder as "probably the most culturally significant Japanese person, in international terms, in all of history". The present work is his classic statement of the synthesis of Japanese Zen practice and the wider culture. This copy superbly bound in a restrained Zen manner and thoughtfully decorated with the "Enso" - the circular image representing both the symbol of enlightenment and the apogee of Shodo (Japanese calligraphy).

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