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        Untitled Still-Life

      - Masonite or fiberboard, 19 5/8" wide x 24" high, ca. 1959, unframed. Fine condition. Rexroth spent most of 1959 in Aix-en-Provence, where this painting is clearly set. A palette of white, yellow, terra cotta, purplish blue-black, brown, and silver/gray. A white bowl on a pedestal holds blackish-blue grapes and a peach. On the table covered with a dark brown cloth in the foreground is a bright-eyed fish, mottled with black, silver, gray, and yellow and on the wooden cutting board are cucumbers, eggplants, and a peach. Diagonally to the right is a large terra cotta wine decanter. The window view opens on to a lush meadow.

      [Bookseller: James S. Jaffe Rare Books, LLC, ABAA]
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        Parasites and parasitic infections in early medicine and science

      Singapore: University of Malaya Press, 1959. First edition, large 8vo, pp. xiv, [2], 526; 23 plates in back; original red cloth, corners bumped, some speckling; tan dust jacket very good with some soiling and wear and one one chip to middle of spine. Inscribed by Hoeppli to E. Herndon Hudson on the title page. A survey of the historical literature on parasites, notable particularaly for its inclusion of sources in Chinese.

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        MARCEL DUCHAMP SUR ROBERT LEBEL - AN EXTRAORDINARY SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY FROM MARCEL DUCHAMP AND ROBERT LEBEL TO GEORGES AND EMILY STAEMPFLI

      (DUCHAMP, MARCEL). Lebel, Robert, Andre Breton. H.P. Roché & Marcel Duchamp. MARCEL DUCHAMP SUR ROBERT LEBEL - AN EXTRAORDINARY SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY FROM MARCEL DUCHAMP AND ROBERT LEBEL TO GEORGES AND EMILY STAEMPFLI. Signed Association Copy from the Artist and Author. Paris: Editions Trianon, 1959. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Catalogue Raisonné. Very Good -/Near Fine. 193pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Designed by Marcel Duchamp. Text in French. With a bibliography. This graphically striking publication is Robert Lebel's catalogue raisonné of two hundred and seven works executed by Marcel Duchamp between 1902 and 1958 that includes a design by the pioneering Dada and Surrealist master. An internally most handsome example of the 1959 French first printing showing minor abrading to the cloth over the tips of the boards at both ends of the spine along with some mottling and light discoloration of the cloth in a bright, well preserved English language Trianon Press dust jacket housed in the publisher's unprinted chipboard slipcase bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATIONS "Cher Emily / Cher Georges / Staempfli / Anges de Cadaques / et pas du ski nautique / affecteusement / Marcel 1961" and "lu et apprové (pas le livre, la dedicace) / Robert Lebel 1961" in blue ink across the portrait of Duchamp on the second preliminary. Swiss-born George William Staempfli moved to New York in 1935 where he later worked for Knoedler Gallery before becoming the curator of paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. In 1959 he and his wife Emily opened the Staempfli Gallery in Manhattan, and the following year the couple purchased a home in Cadaques, Spain where they frequently hosted their close art world friends including Salvador and Gala Dali - who the gallery showed - and Marcel and Teeny Duchamp. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 025647

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        Polemic: A Journal of Contemporary Ideas. Volume 4, Number 1

      Cleveland: Polemic Society of Western Reserve University 1959 - *Price HAS BEEN reduced until Monday, May 1 as part of our April ABEBOOKS Sale* 135 pp., plates; fold over paper wrappers moderately darkened, else very good; woodcut cover by Roy Lichtenstein in the soon to be renounced abstract expressionist style of his Oswego period, a very scare example of the artist's published work before the breakthrough into "banal" subject matter. Photos available upon request.

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        Fertilization of rabbit ova in vitro" in Nature 184, 1959, pp. 466-467

      HANDSOMELY BOUND FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST REPORT OF IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION OF AN ANIMAL. The definitive solution of the problem of in vitro fertilization of the mammalian egg and the first report of a in-vitro fertiliation in an animal was provided by the Chinese-American reproductive biologist Min Chueh Chang in 1959. Though he didn't fully understand it, Chang proves here that "oocytes fertilized in vitro were capable of developing and producing live normal young if transferred into the uterus" (Alberda, Pioneers in in vitro fertilization, 29). "For his experiment, Chang took sperm from male rabbits with specific traits not present in the female ovum donor." The presence of the male traits in the offspring provided unequivocal proof that the sperm had transmitted genetic information to the young" (Making Babies: Biomedical Technologies, 59). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillan and Co. Complete Volume 184. 4to. 10.5 by 7.5 inches (263 x 188mm). [4], clxxv, [482], 6. In-text illustrations throughout. Volume 184 has no library markings; Handsomely rebound in half-calf, gilt-lettered at the spine; tightly and very solidly bound. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; each compartment gilt tooled. Bright and clean throughout. Near fine condition in every way.

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        The Tempter

      NY: Random House, 1959. Octavo. First edition. Inscribed by the author to Frederick Fassett, who was a dean of students at MIT from 1952-1966. Wiener was a mathematician and the founder of the field of cybernetics, an interdisciplinary area of study that explores similarities between the function of automatic machines and the human nervous system. This novel marks Wiener's first foray into writing fiction, and it explores the tensions between the ideals of scientific research and the technological industry. About fine in black cloth, with price-clipped dust wrapper, which has some chips to corners and spine ends and slight toning to spine.

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        BOWS FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE VIOLIN FAMILY

      William Lewis & Son, 1959, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Limited Edition. Leather-bound edition, #24/3000. Beautifully bound burnt-orange leather, gilt titles, marbled endpapers, top-edge gilt. Includes original slipcase. ; 335 pages Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Music; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 45412.

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        Goldfinger (a James Bond novel).

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1959 - First Impression, First Issue jacket, Binding A (First state). Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with 'skull' design stamped to upper, with the extra detail as described by Gilbert, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Richard Chopping. A very good, lightly used copy in a similar, price-clipped dust jacket, now expertly restored to an attractive state; appears as fine on the shelf. The seventh of author Ian Fleming's fourteen original Bond books which was was adapted as the third film (1964) in the EON Productions' 007 series. Gilbert A7a (1.1). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        Goldfinger

      Jonathan Cape (U.K.) 1959 - IAN FLEMING - GOLDFINGER, published by Jonathan Cape, copyright 1959, First Printing ("First Published 1959" at top of copyright page with no reference to subsequent printings), list in front of book to "Dr. No," First State DJ (front flap summary for Goldfinger & reviews for Dr. No are about equal size; the 2nd state DJ has summary & reviews for Goldfinger that take up about 3/4ths of the flap with Dr. No reviews only taking up the bottom 1/4th of the front flap), white endpapers, black boards with impress skull design and gold gilt coins for the skull's eyes and gold gilt lettering on spine, Richard Chopping illustrated DJ, 15s net price on DJ front flap. Book has one creased page corners, no foxing to pages or endpapers or outer page edges, hint of dust soiling/age darkening to outer page edges, no former owner's markings or used book store stamps/stickers inside, endpapers are clean - no scotch tape residue marks or erasures, no internal hinge splitting, no wear to board edges, corners, or spine tips, no spine lean, no bumped board corners, trace rub marks to right edge on front board, no soiling or markingsto boards, nice gilt lettering on spine without wear or oxidation. Dust Jacket has nick losses at top spine tip and bottom left spine tips, couple of closed nick tear at left/right spine tips otherwise no chipping, tearing or creasing, wear to spine tips, slight wear front flap crease and to left/right on spine, slight edge wear, ever slight spine sun darkening (very common defect with this DJ), hint of age yellowing to DJ (another common defect because of light colors), faint foxing to rear panel, hint of dust rubbing to rear panel and spine (another common defect with this light colored dj), color rub spot on spine, otherwise no soiling or staining, no scotch tape residue marks to flaps. Overall a FINE- book in VG-/VG condition dust jacket (not price clipped) of an Ian Fleming U.K. 1st printing hardcover book. I have a number of other U.S. and U.K. Ian Fleming James Bond 1st printing hardcover appearances up for sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Jazz Age

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

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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 Good to Very Good copy with light rubbing to the covers, a bit of age toning to paper, book is completely square, 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. Good (see description). Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

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        Some Papers Hand Made by John Mason.

      London: Maggs, 1959. 6 x 9. 34 leaves of various highly textured, sometimes embedded, papers. Many are printed with Mason's text about papermaking or with illustrations. Linson vellum spine printed in gold, handmade paper boards with embedded fern in each cover. Small spot of adhesive (?) residue in corner of flyleaf. Fine copy of this very uncommon book. WITH: "Twelve by Eight, a paper read before the Double Crown Club"reprinted for The Private Libraries Association, 1959, 4 pages & self wraps on Mason's handmade paper. Mason was a pioneer in c20 hand papermaking. He writes: "There have been private presses with private types and private binderies, too. My father printed at the Doves, I made type, printed books and bound them at Gregynog. But why had no one tried private papermaking?" The papers in this book were made between 1954 and 1959.

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        Arabian Sands.

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1959. First edition, second printing of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Wilfred Thesiger on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Map unopened in the inside pocket of the rear pastedown. Though educated at Eton and Oxford, Wilfred Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life-"the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets." In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East. "Following worthily in the tradition of Burton, Lawrence, Philby and Thomas, [Arabian Sands] is, very likely, the book about Arabia to end all books about Arabia" (The Daily Telegraph, London).

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        The Best Man: A Play In Three Acts (Original Text, By Gore Vidal Only)

      New York: Roger L. Stevens Circa 1959 Or 1960, 1960. Soft cover. Near Fine. Studio Copy Of The Original Script For The Three Act Version By Gore Vidal, With No Other Authors Credited. Black Wraparound Card Covers Lettered In Silver, "Hart Stenographic Bureau" Name/Address/Phone At Top, Title At Center.Title Page With Wm. Morris Agency Sticker And Roger L Stevens Name And Address At Bottom (No Copyright Notice Or Date But Probably Circa 1959/1960). Cast Of Characters Page, Act One Scene Page, 36 Pp,26 Pp, 23 Pp (Each Act Numbered Separately By Act, Scene And Page). Inked Number "44" At Top Of Title Page Which Apparently Is The Tracking Number For A Limited Distribution. Our Researches Indicate Only One Institutional Holding, In Arizona.

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        1959 FLEER SET OF 93 (OF 96) 3 STOOGES TRADING CARDS.

      Fleer: np 1959 - 93 cards, 2.5 x 3.5, with colorized photo on recto, and hilarious (mostly) joke on reverse, in nice condition (not professionally graded) except for #33 (small yellow cello tape on front slightly intruding on photo), #49 (small tape abrasion on verso, very narrow margin above photo on recto), and #52 (abrasion on reverse); MISSING #s 25, 62 and 89; and, #42 and #72 with gray backs. The lot (waiting to be graded), including the great Curly, Moe and Larry individual cards (#1, 2 and 3). . .

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        THE SWINBURNE LETTERS. [Complete in six volumes. Covers the years from 1854-1909]

      Yale Univeristy Press, New Haven, Connecticut 1959 - First Edition, First Printing; dj w/moderate wear and chipping, prices unclipped; Blue cloth. xlix, 2,089 clean, unmarked pages; heavy multi-volume set, will not fit in flat rate priority envelope Size: 4 vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Summit Roundup Profiles of 21 World Leaders

      1959. Longmans, Green and Company. Summit Roundup Profiles of 21 World Leaders by William H. Stringer with sixteen photographs by Gordon N. Converse. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 59-14399. Former book of the Boise Public Library. Teal cloth hardcover. Gilded lettering on spine. 202 pages. Shows some signs of use, age and wear. Overall a great piece. If you have any questions or need additional pictures please just let me know. Thank you.

      [Bookseller: Gem State Treasures]
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        La divine comédie. L'enfer, le purgatoire, le paradis

      1959. Paris, Les Heures Claires, sans date, 1959 - 1963. 6 forts volumes in-4 en feuillets, sous couvertures imprimées et rempliées, doubles étuis décorés de l'éditeur. Illustré de 100 compositions originales en couleurs à pleines pages de Salvador Dali, ayant nécessité la gravure de 3500 bois. Cette édition en langue française a nécessité 55 mois d'un travail patient et assidu. Commencée en Avril 1959, elle fut achevée le 23 novembre 1963. La gravure des 3500 bois nécessaires à l'exceptionnelle reconstitution des cent aquarelles de Salvador Dali est l'oeuvre de Raymond Jacquet avec la collaboration de Jean Taricco. Le texte, composé à la main en Méridien corps vingt par Madeleine Jacquet, a été tiré par l'imprimerie Daragnès. Tiré à 4765 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci, un des 350 exemplaires sur vélin pur chiffon de Rives, auxquels on a ajouté une décomposition des couleurs d'une illustration, numérotés de 516 à 865 et portant le n° 530. La décomposition de chacune des gravures est positionnée dans chaque emboîtage (Soit un total de 6 gravures décomposées). Exemplaire complet et en tout point parfait.

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        THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

      McGraw-Hill Book Co, New York 1959 - Octavo. 311pp., bound in light blue cloth, spine lettered in white; previous owner's date and one word comment on front pastedown. A bright, sharp cornered copy in fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Portraits of Greatness

      Nelson, 1959 The definitive collection of Karsh's iconic photos of major personages, including probably the most famous photographs of Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway ever taken. A second printing, inscribed by Karsh on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. The portraits in this book are produced by sheet-fed gravure, making them of the highest quality. Yousuf Karsh has protrayed more celebrated men and women than any other photographer of our time. An astonishing range of celebrities has come before the Karsh lens, and with remarkable frequency it has been the Karsh portrait that has become the definitive record of the famous personality, the one through which the world has been brought face to face with greatness, the one that will be best remembered in future years. In this single volume are gathered together ninety-six of Karsh's most memorable photographic portraits, selected by the artist who created them. Royalty, church leaders, statesmen, businessmen, artists, musicians, actors, playwrights, scientists, authors -- all are unforgettably recorded in these pages. Queen Elizabeth III, Pope Pius XII and Pope John XXIII, Churchill, Eisenhower, Nehru, Einstein, Schweitzer, Hemingway, Picasso, Casals, and many more of equal fame.. Inscribed by Author(s). 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        BEN-HUR (1959)

      MGM 1959 - Vintage original 63 x 46" (157 x 115 cm.) affiche poster, France. Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O' Donell, Sam Jaffe, dir: William Wyler: MGM. The epic multiple Oscar-winning MGM remake of their silent epic of a Jewish prince sent into slavery by a Roman friend at the time of Christ. Judah Ben-Hur comes back for revenge in the climatic chariot race. The French artist has chosen to depict the moment between Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur with his team of white horses overcoming Stephen Boyd as Messalla with his black horses. Poster is folded and in original condition. It appears to have never been used and therefore the colors are immaculate. There are fold and fold junction tears, ABOUT FINE

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        Portraits of Greatness

      Nelson, 1959 The definitive collection of Karsh's iconic photos of major personages, including probably the most famous photographs of Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway ever taken. A second printing, inscribed by Karsh on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. The portraits in this book are produced by sheet-fed gravure, making them of the highest quality. Yousuf Karsh has protrayed more celebrated men and women than any other photographer of our time. An astonishing range of celebrities has come before the Karsh lens, and with remarkable frequency it has been the Karsh portrait that has become the definitive record of the famous personality, the one through which the world has been brought face to face with greatness, the one that will be best remembered in future years. In this single volume are gathered together ninety-six of Karsh's most memorable photographic portraits, selected by the artist who created them. Royalty, church leaders, statesmen, businessmen, artists, musicians, actors, playwrights, scientists, authors -- all are unforgettably recorded in these pages. Queen Elizabeth III, Pope Pius XII and Pope John XXIII, Churchill, Eisenhower, Nehru, Einstein, Schweitzer, Hemingway, Picasso, Casals, and many more of equal fame.. Inscribed by Author(s). 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Der Freiwillige - Kameradschaftsblatt der HIAG - Jahrgang 1959 - 1985

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        Der Freiwillige - Kameradschaftsblatt der HIAG - Jahrgang 1959 - 1985,

      1959 - 27 Bände (Jahrgänge). Osnabrück, Munin-Verlag, 1959 f., Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband (Hefte mit Umschlag in Original-Einbanddecken gebunden), Großformat, abschnittsweise paginiert, mit Abbildungen, Zustand 2 (N1370) (N1370) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche. Herausgegeben von Eberhard Jüngel in Gemeinschaft mit Michael Beintker, Martin Honecker, Günter Klein, Christoph Levin u. a. - Jahrgänge 57-110 (1960-2013).

      8 (22,5 x 14 cm). Private Leinenbände mit Goldprägung und Orig.-Broschuren. Zusätzlich mit Beiheft 1, 56. Jahrgang (1959). - Hefte 1-3 von Jahrgang 109 fehlend, Heft 4 vorhanden. - Jahrgänge 57-60 (1960-63), 67-72 (1970-75), 80 (1983), 97-98 (2000-01), 103-108 (2006-11), 110 (2013) in Broschur. Rest in soliden, handgebundenen Leinenbänden. - Bände in sehr gutem bis gutem Zustand.

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        A Vienna Demotic Papyrus on Ecliipse and Lunar Omina

      Brown University Press, 1959. Hard Cover. vg. Quarto.59pp with nine folded plates in rear of book. A very nice copy with a bit of rubbing to top and bottom of spine. Brown Egyptological Studies Volume II.

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        101 Things to Make with Human Skin. [Comic Book Jackets]

      Toledo, Ohio : Leister Game Co., Inc. ; Medical Hobby Press ; Kahl Bros., c1959. - racially prejudiced "comic" dust jacket in exceeding poor taste, depicts false book title intended to deceive viewer into believing the book carries an unbelievable title, together with fake blurbs and a fictional biography of the imaginary author, Dr. Ronald Skinemwell ; ".[T]he biggest thrill which comes to the owner of a set of these comic book jackets lies in his ability to put them on regular books and display them in rather conspicuous places in the living or recreation room before a party.High school and college students will discover these book jackets can provide them with a never-ending source of fun for fooling members of the faculty, as well as fellow students, without the danger of being expelled from the institution of learning." ; [debatable, as some of these covers have racist titles that would surely result in expulsion now] ; very scarce 50s-60s ephemera showing contemporary callous feeling towards the concentration camp victims ; shows wear, but otherwise G [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Arabian Sands

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1959. First edition, second printing of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Wilfred Thesiger on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Map unopened in the inside pocket of the rear pastedown. Though educated at Eton and Oxford, Wilfred Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life-"the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets." In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East. "Following worthily in the tradition of Burton, Lawrence, Philby and Thomas, [Arabian Sands] is, very likely, the book about Arabia to end all books about Arabia" (The Daily Telegraph, London).

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        The Baron in the Trees

      New York: Random House, 1959. First American edition. Translated by Archibald Colquhoun. Brown cloth, a fine copy in lightly worn dust jacket (designed by Georg Salter). Inscribed and signed by Calvino, on his first visit to New York, "a Vera che ha afatto arrampicare il Barone sulle piante americane, con gratitudine" dated New York, 12 November 1959. Later in the library of the writer Henry Miller who's manuscript translation of the inscription, on a small piece of paper laid in, reads: "To Vera, who made the Baron climb American trees, with gratitude."

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        Hoping for a Hoopoe

      London: Victor Gollancz. 1959. First. First English edition of the author's first book, published in America as The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to Herb Yellin: "for Herb Yellin, a real gem. John U." Herb Yellin was the founder and publisher of Lord John Press and the most frequent of Updike's fine press collaborators. He named his press after noting that the list of authors he wanted to publish all shared the same first name, chief among them John Updike, his favorite. Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu became the press's first book in 1977 with 10 more to follow over the next 23 years. Yellin's friendship with Updike grew with each new limited edition benefitting his already enormous Updike collection, with Updike himself contributing copies of new editions of his books - often inscribed. In a 2010 interview with Yellin he noted that Updike "...liked that if anything ever happened to his own collection, he had my collection on the opposite side of the country." A notable association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Poorhouse Fair

      Alfred A. Knopf 1959 - Published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf in 1959. First Edition. This copy is SIGNED by the author on a bookplate pasted on to front free end-paper. Book fine except for some slight fading along edges. DJ near fine, tiny tear at bottom of front reinforced by tape nside DJ, slight rubbing at corners, very slight spotting on flapsand inside DJ. DJ price reads "$3.50." We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hoping for a Hoopoe

      Victor Gollancz, London 1959 - First English edition of the author's first book, published in America as *The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures*. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to Herb Yellin: "for Herb Yellin, a real gem. John U." Herb Yellin was the founder and publisher of Lord John Press and the most frequent of Updike's fine press collaborators. He named his press after noting that the list of authors he wanted to publish all shared the same first name, chief among them John Updike, his favorite. *Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu* became the press's first book in 1977 with 10 more to follow over the next 23 years. Yellin's friendship with Updike grew with each new limited edition benefitting his already enormous Updike collection, with Updike himself contributing copies of new editions of his books - often inscribed. In a 2010 interview with Yellin he noted that Updike ".liked that if anything ever happened to his own collection, he had my collection on the opposite side of the country." A notable association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Fotographie 1928 - 1958

      Prague 1959 - A set of 20 b&w photographic prints from Czech photographers compiled in 1959. Includes an introduction written by Josef Kainar and was compiled by Josef Prosek. Content is in Czech. Photographs are disbound and are housed in tan cloth boards with title and design on front. Boards are in good condition with moderate soiling and light wear to all edges. Photographic prints measure 10" wide by 12" tall and have photographer's name and title of photo on verso. Prints are in good to very good condition. Most have light wear around edges and most corners have a slight curl. Many prints have light soiling on verso. Photographers included in this set are Frantisek Drtikol, Jaromir Funke, Karel Hájek, Alexandr Paul, Eugen Wiskovsky, Jiri Jenicek, Miroslav Hák, Zdenko Feyfar, Karel Ludwig, Václav Chochola, Zdenek Tmej, Josef Sudek, Josef Ehm, Josef Prosek, Karel Plicka, Tibor Honty, Jindrich Brok, Václav Jiru, Jan Lukas and Erich Einhorn. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 20 pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        MARCEL DUCHAMP SUR ROBERT LEBEL - AN EXTRAORDINARY SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY FROM MARCEL DUCHAMP AND ROBERT LEBEL TO GEORGES AND EMILY STAEMPFLI

      Editions Trianon, Paris 1959 - 193pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Designed by Marcel Duchamp. Text in French. With a bibliography. This graphically striking publication is Robert Lebel's catalogue raisonné of two hundred and seven works executed by Marcel Duchamp between 1902 and 1958 that includes a design by the pioneering Dada and Surrealist master. An internally most handsome example of the 1959 French first printing showing minor abrading to the cloth over the tips of the boards at both ends of the spine along with some mottling and light discoloration of the cloth in a bright, well preserved English language Trianon Press dust jacket housed in the publisher's unprinted chipboard slipcase bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATIONS "Cher Emily / Cher Georges / Staempfli / Anges de Cadaques / et pas du ski nautique / affecteusement / Marcel 1961" and "lu et apprové (pas le livre, la dedicace) / Robert Lebel 1961" in blue ink across the portrait of Duchamp on the second preliminary. Swiss-born George William Staempfli moved to New York in 1935 where he later worked for Knoedler Gallery before becoming the curator of paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. In 1959 he and his wife Emily opened the Staempfli Gallery in Manhattan, and the following year the couple purchased a home in Cadaques, Spain where they frequently hosted their close art world friends including Salvador and Gala Dali - who the gallery showed - and Marcel and Teeny Duchamp. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        The Naked Lunch

      New York: Grove Press, 1959. First U.S. edition. First hardcover edition preceded by the Olympia Press edition the American edition was delayed until 1962 due to the controversial nature of this brilliant novel. Printed in an edition of only 3500 copies. An about near fine copy with light tapping to the bottom rear corner and some very minor bumping to the top corners of about 30 pages in an about near fine dust jacket that has some rubbing, a few tiny tears and a tiny chip from the base of the spine.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        NAKED LUNCH

      New York: Grove Press. 1959. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good- dust jacket. Edgewear to jacket, including a few chips and tears. A few weak smudges and a small stain to page edges. Text is clean and unmarked. True First Issue: jacket without zip code or roman numeral on rear panel & $6.00 publisher price on front flap; black topstain and First Printing is stated. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Evolving Lens Bookseller]
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        The Naked Lunch

      New York: Grove Press, 1959. First U.S. edition. First hardcover edition preceded by the Olympia Press edition the American edition was delayed until 1962 due to the controversial nature of this brilliant novel. Printed in an edition of only 3500 copies. An about near fine copy with light tapping to the bottom rear corner and some very minor bumping to the top corners of about 30 pages in an about near fine dust jacket that has some rubbing, a few tiny tears and a tiny chip from the base of the spine.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA ]
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        Naked Lunch

      Grove Press New York 1959 - Very Good + First Edition First Printing 12mo = 7-9" Very Good + DJ 256pp Black boards w/black cloth spine, some very slight mildew spotting on cloth spine. Some bumping on edges and corners. Dj is soiled and has tears on edges. "And only after the first shock does realize that what Burroughs is writing about is not only the destruction of depraved men by their drug lust, but the destruction of all men by their consuming addictions, whether the addiction be drugs or overrighteous propriety, lasciviousness or 16-year old girls." Contains: Deposition: Testimony Concerning A Sickness and Letter from a Master Addict to Dangerous Drugs. Copyright page dated 1959, but this edition actually published March 21, 1962. * - APG 134.1, c. 1998. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Books]
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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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