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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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        Air France. Rome

      Paris. Perceval. 1959. Color poster, lithograph, 39 1/4 x 24 3/4 inches (100 x 63 cm). Professionally mounted on linen. A few edge tears at top up to 1 1/2 inches, now all minimized. Striking, surreal image with brilliant color by Nathan. Printed by Perceval.

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      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. [Tower Theatre archive:] 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.

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        The Americans

      FIRST EDITION New York: Grove Press, 1959. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF FRANK'S MASTERPIECE, possibly the most influential of all American photobooks, SIGNED BY FRANK on half-title. With introduction by Jack Kerouac. In 1955, Frank "was at work on a project supported but the Guggenheim Foundation that was to present a radically different vision of America and the world... Frank's photographs--taken during travels across the United States in 1955 and 1956--would arguably become the most influential achievement of the entire postwar period in terms of their impact on photographers, artists, and writers.??"Frank's book was called, simply, The Americans. It was first published in France in 1958 and then in America in 1959 with a preface by Frank's friend, writer Jack Kerouac. Frank depicted America as a society with a deep-rooted sense of psychological isolation, what sociologist David Riesman called 'the lonely crowd.' America for Frank was a melancholy, even bleak or frightening place marred by racial and class divisions and enlivened only occasionally by a glimpse of lyrical sadness or joy. Frank's photographs, shot in black and white with a 35mm camera, seemed deliberately casual. The lighting and composition of the images were highly unconventional compared to most photojournalism or fine art photography at the time. Frank was after something more personal, more immediate and spontaneous" (Goldberg and Silberman, American Photography).??"Even the design of the text was somewhat revolutionary. Reflecting Walker Evans's book American Photography, Frank's book was sparse and the photographs were only printed on the right-hand side of the pages. The left-hand side was blank except for the page numbers. Thus, from Frank we get a vision of a foreigner's response to his adopted country that is a kind of 'anguished visual poetry rather than graphic art.' Jack Kerouac... wrote in the introduction to the book 'he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world'" (Encyclopedia of Twentieth-century Photography).??New York: Grove Press, 1959. Oblong quarto, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket price-clipped and with some edgewear. An exceptionally good copy with a particularly strong Frank signature of a book that is notoriously difficult to find in collectible condition. Fine / Very Good.

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        Separate Peace, A

      First UK Edition London Secker & Warburg 1959 The true First Edition of the author's first book, in what is, incontestably, the most graphically interesting of the three dust jacket designs (English and American) in which the first edition has appeared. Small 8vo; 237pp. Fine (and unread) publisher's emerald green cloth, the spine titled in silver; in a just about Fine (very lightly rubbed to the tip and toe of the spine, but retaining its price of 15s) example of the pictorial dust jacket designed by Robin Ray. A scarce collector's copy. Fine 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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      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1959. Octavo. Original black boards, skull design blindstamped to front cover with gilt "coins" in the eye sockets, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. A little foxing to edges of text block; an excellent copy in the jacket with short closed tear to head of spine panel, with light tissue repair and tissue reinforcement to spine ends on verso. First edition, first impression of the seventh book in the James Bond series.

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        Goldfinger - SIGNED by three Golden Girls

      Cape, 1959 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.

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        Dents de Lait, Dents de Loup.

      (Paris: 1959). Folio. 65pp. From an edition of 211 copies, this is one of fifteen copies signed by the artist, Jacques Villon, the poet, Henri Pichette, and by the editor, Pierre de Tartas; and with an extra suite of all thirteen etchings, plus duplicate extra suites of the four double-page etchings, two of which are in color. This extraordinary illustrated work shows Villon's range of style, as it includes abstract, Cubist, landscape, and floral studies. It also shows his range of technique, with areas of cross-hatching, aquatint, and color aquatint. The two-color aquatint spreads are interspersed with the text of the poems. A member of the Duchamp family, Villon left the study of law to join the Cubist movement and became particularly known for his virtuosity in color etching. The extra suites of the four double-page plates are printed on japon nacré. This copy has been bound by French master-binder Renaud Vernier in full dark brown box calf with plaquettes set into the front and rear panels that rotate on a stainless steel axis. The plaquettes are formed from two types of lacquered exotic hardwood: macassar ebony and French Guyanan wacapou. Vernier explores the double nature of the title through the revolving panel, placing "Dents de Lait" on one side with the lettering in dark ebony against the lighter wacapou wood; "Dents de Loup" is given the opposite treatment on the other side of the panel. This motif is extended to the back cover, where Villon's name appears on one side, wacapou on ebony, and Pichette's name on the other in reverse. Endleaves are done in "Sienna earth" suede. The finish work on the binding was executed by Claude Ribal, Vernier's long-time collaborator, whose initials appear on the lower rear doublure. Housed in a matching chemise and slipcase. The former apprentice of legendary binder Pierre-Lucien Martin, Vernier has been recognized by France as a living national heritage, and in 2000, he was named "Maître d'Art" -- the only binder in France to be awarded this title. A brilliant synthesis of binding and illustration, resulting in the perfect livre d'artiste. Extremely fine. (The Artist & the Book, p. 214).

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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". An excellent copy. Frontispiece and 67 plates (3 double-folding). 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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Sex Gang: Violent Stories of Naked Passions

      USA: USA: Nightstand Book # NB 1503 R, 1959, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing, 1959. -----------paperback, a solid Very Good copy with very light rubbing to the colours, book is completely square, quite bright colours, a bit of age toning to paper, super cover art of a knife wielding juvenile delinquent terrorizing a scantily clad, buxom woman, a true modern rarity, Nightstand originally published this in 1959, a number of the stories appeared in 1950's Men's Magazines like GENT, ROGUE, etc., contents include: Sex Gang; The Girl with the Horizontal Mind (originally released as The Gal with the Horizontal Mind by Price Curtis ); Wanted: Two Trollops; The Ugly Virgin (originally released as God Bless the Ugly Virgin ); Sin Time ( originally released as The Silence of Infidelity ); The Pied Piper of sex ( originally released as The Pied Piper of Love ); Bayou Sex Cat ( originally released as A Blue Note for Bayou Betty by Derry Tiger ); The lady Had Zilch; Girl with the Bedroom Eyes ( originally released as Jeanie with the Bedroom Eyes ); The Lustful One ( originally released as The Hungry One ); Bohemia for Christie ( originally released as The Bohemia of Arthur Archer ), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Later Printing of the first Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good (see description). Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup ]
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        Le calligraphe

      - Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris 1959, 23,5x28cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edizione illustrata con 8 litografie originali in colori di Andre Beaudin, una delle 90 copie numerate in Rives, un pareggio dopo 10 e 12 in Giappone Cappella. firme scritte di Georges Limbour e Andre Beaudin alla giustificazione del sorteggio. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 8 lithographies originales en couleurs d'André Beaudin, un des 90 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives, seul tirage après 10 Japon et 12 Chapelle. Signatures manuscrites de Georges Limbour et André Beaudin à la justification du tirage. Agréable exemplaire.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Index Kewensis

      Various Authors Author 1959 - A set of the first 15 supplements of Index Kewensis. The first eleven volumes are reprints from the original sheets of the first edition. Each volume lists the plants from Kew Gardens over the time span of five years. Each work is edited by the curators/directors of Kew Gardens and their names are to the preface, and stated below. Here is a list of the volumes, the editors, the years each volume discusses and the publication date: Volume I - T H Durand and B Daydon Jackson 1886-95 1959Volume II - W T Thiselton-Dyer 1896-1900 1958Volume III - D Prain 1901-1905 1958Volume IV - D Prain 1906-1910 1958Volume V - D Prain 1911-1915 1960Volume VI - Arthur W Hill 1916-1920 1959Volume VII - Arthur W Hill 1921-1925 1962Volume VIII - Arthur W Hill 1926-1930 1960Volume IX- Arthur W Hill 1931-1935 1958 Volume X - Edward J Salisbury 1936-19401958Volume XI E J Salisbury 1941-1950 1960Volume XII Georgius Taylor 1951-1955 1959Volume XIII Georgius Taylor1956-1960 1966 Volume XIV Georgius Taylor 1961-65 1970Volume XV JohnHeslop-Harrison 1966-1970 1974Invoice to rear of volume I indicates prior owner as Mrs MA Brough. Sales invoice is for part 15 of Index Kewensis and is dated 1975 from Daniel Lloyd FRHS. Each volume is a fascinating index/dictionary of the horticulture found at Kew Gardens over the given years. To each entry, which is listed alphabetically, there is a description of the plants origin, its place of discovery, its genus as well as when it was acquired by Kew and some information on its discovery. Kew Gardens is still today the world's largest and most diverse collection of living plants. It was founded in 1840 from the exotic garden at Kew Park. Condition: In original publisher's cloth with gilt stamping to the spine. All volumes except volume XII have original paper dustwrappers, volume XII has a wax wrap. Externally, all volumes are excellent with just some minor bumping to the head and tail of spines. Most dustwrappers are very smart with just some browning to the extremities and some minorchipping at the head and tail of spines. Spotting to the wraps of volumes IV and V. Small hole to spine of dustwrapper to volume IX. Dustwrappers to volumes VII and XI are unclipped, with the rest of the dustwrappers clipped. Wax wrapper to volume XII is generally smart with chipping to the spine and extremities. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean. Overall: FINE withVERY GOOD INDEEDdustwrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        HISTORIA N. 14 16 18 23 25 ANNO III

      CINO DEL DUCA, MILANO 1959 - ITALIANO Mensile illustrato con pagine brunite da fattore tempo, brossure editoriali illustrate, scolorite e con segni di usura ai bordi ed al dorsetto

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        Proyecto de desarrollo de la Region Mediterranea,Espana

      Madrid 1959 Softcover Seiten Format 21*30 Guter Zustand, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, Seiten einwandfrei Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Starship Troopers

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Near Fine with light shelf lean, foxing to endsheets and top edge of page block, previous owner name stamp to front free end paper, silver stamping remains sharp and bright. In a Near Fine dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.95 intact, slight wear to spine ends, light darkening to spine panel, light foxing to flaps and spine at verso. A handsome copy of this Hugo Award winning title.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      Jonathan Cape, UK 1959 - Goldfinger by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1959. No foxing or browning, page block square and tight. Small previous owner's mark to fep. Covers fine and gilt lettering still very much bright, in original VG first state dust jacket. Not price clipped and without the usual toning to spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      RIZZOLI, MILANO 1959 - BUR ITALIANO A cura di Ariodante Marianni, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, coperta morbida con lievissimi segni di usura e con leggera fioritura ai bordi La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        WASP WOMAN, THE (1959)

      Filmgroup 1959 - Vintage original 36 x 14" (90 x 35 cm.) insert poster, USA. Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Barboura Morris, dir: Roger Corman; Filmgroup. One of the best remembered of the early Roger Corman horror/sci-fi thrillers. Story of a woman cosmetic tycoon who cannot accept her natural process of getting older and develops from wasp enzymes her own formula to keep from aging. Of course her formula, when over-used, turns her into a murderous wasp. The low budget special effects may now look tacky, but the film retains a vintage charm and certain horror. The poster art does this in abundance. The graphics and tag lines are classic. This would be the last feature film for star Susan Cabot. Roger Corman would soon turn his attention to Edgar Allan Poe, and begin filming in color, on larger budgets -- but this is one of various of his early movies, all shot in a few days on minute budgets, and comprising a variety of genres (science-fiction, horror, rock and roll, juvenile delinquents, you name it, pretty much anything that could play in a drive-in cinema back in the 50s). These early Corman films all have a zest for movie making which, more than half a century later, is still palpable. Lightly folded, entirely unrestored, with some normal wear along fold lines, and a few small pinholes at all four corners and at the center top blank white area. VERY GOOD+.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1959. Octavo. Original black boards, spine lettered in silver, skull design blindstamped to front cover with gilt "coins" in the eye sockets. With the dust jacket. Spine a little rolled, light foxing to fore edge and endpapers, some tears and creasing to extremities of dust jacket, foxing to dust jacket, a very good copy. First edition, first impression. The seventh book in the James Bond series, it was listed as one of Anthony Burgess's Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since 1939.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Goldfinger Signed Sean Connery

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1959. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming Signed Sean Connery First Edition Jonathan Cape 1959. No foxing or browning, page block square and tight. Small previous owner's mark to fep. Covers fine and gilt lettering still very much bright, in original VG first state dust jacket. Not price clipped and without the usual toning to spine. SIGNED by Sean Connery to accompanying publicity photograph (measures 8x10").

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Things Fall Apart

      New York: McDowell Obolensky, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 215 pp. First American edition, first printing. Near Fine with light wear at corners and spine ends, binding error to several pages at rear which are trimmed short into the margin. In a first state, price-clipped dust jacket, which has rubbing, several edge tears and shallow chipping at spine ends. Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe's magnum opus, the most widely-read modern African novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        BERLIOZ Hector Benvenuto Cellini Opera Version Marcel Lamy Chant Piano

      1959 - BERLIOZ Hector Benvenuto Cellini Opera en trois actes de Léon de Wailly et Auguste Barbier Musique de Hector Berlioz pour Chant et Piano Nouvelle Version de Marcel Lamy, metteur en scène, représentée au Holland Festival en Juin au Grand Théâtre de Genève en Novembre 1964, au programme pour la saison 1966-1967 du Théâtre San Carlo de Naples, au Covent Garden de Londres, à l'Opéra de Munich Edition Choudens Exemplaire unique arrangé par Marcel Lamy (Parties déplacées ou suprimées, annotations, collages, trombones) XXe siècle 1966 417 pages 27.3 x 18.4 cm Très bon état 019844 Opéra et Ballet

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        Anglers Guide to Tasmania With maps and photographs

      Launceston: Printed at the Telegraph Printery. 1959. Revised [third] edition - although the 'second edition' was really a second impression, reprinted a few months after the first issue. Small 8vo. 70pp, illustrated, double page map at centre. Stapled in pictorial wrappers, as issued; slight surface rubbing at head of front cover. A very good clean copy. In our experience, this edition is harder to find than its predecessors. .

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers]
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