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        La leggenda di san Giuliano l'Ospitaliere

      A. Tallone 1960 - 625g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Prodigolibro]
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        THE CHALLENGES WE FACE

      McGraw Hill (1960), New York - Nixon's uncommon first book, a selection of his speeches compiled when he was Vice President. INSCRIBED and SIGNED to --- -- "With best wishes/from/Richard Nixon" and dated 8 September 1977. With the recipient's mailing label from Nixon with his printed free frank laid in. Near Fine in a Very Good, price-clipped dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Madrigaux. Images de Raoul Dufy

      Cercle du Livre PrŽcieux - Spadem, Paris 1960 - Perfetto stato di conservazione n.n. con 25 tavole pochoir colorate a piena pagina di Dufy p. 295x235 mm br.edit. con sovraccoperta conservata in tela editoriale illustrata e cofanetto

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Komposition 168.

      Um 1960 - Bildgrösse: 48,5x70 cm. Unten links signiert. Gerahmt unter Glas 65x86 cm. Helen Dahm geb. 21.5.1878 Egelshofen, † 24.5.1968 Männedorf. Zunächst schwierige Jugend. Zeichenunterricht bei Max von Sury. Ab 1897 nach Zürich. Ausbildung an der Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich, vorwiegend in den grafischen Techniken, da unter dem Einfluss der Zürcher Lehrer Hermann Gattiker und Ernst Würtenberger. Ab 1906 bei Robert Engels (1866–1926) und Julius Exter (1863–1939) in München. Begegnung mit den Werken der Künstlergruppe Der Blaue Reiter. 1913 Rückkehr nach Zürich, auseinandersetzung mit dem Expressionismus. 1938 Auflösung des Haushalts und Aufbruch mit einer Frauengruppe in den Ashram von Shri Meher Baba (1894-1969) in Meherabad, Indien. Erkrankung an Ruhr und 1939 Heimkehr nach Oetwil. 1953 Retrospektive im Helmhaus Zürich und ersehnter Durchbruch; 1954 nimmt Helen Dahm als erste Frau den Preis für bildende Kunst der Stadt Zürich entgegen. Werke in diversen Museen und Sammlungen der Schweiz. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Journey to a Woman

      Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett Gold Medal. (1960). First. First edition. Paperback original. A fine and bright copy in wrappers. Signed by the author on the title page. The author's fourth book, about a married woman attracted to a woman from her past. Bannon wrote a handful of novels on lesbian themes, and then retired from the writing scene to become a successful, and for a time married, college administrator. Most of her books, all paperback originals, were re-released decades later by the Cleis Press in their series of lesbian pulp fiction classics. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The History of Surrealist Painting.

      New York: Grove Press,, [1960]. Translated by Simon Watson Taylor. Octavo. Original black cloth. white lettering to spine, red, yellow and green graphics to front board. With the dust jacket. 386 plates, 36 in full colour, newspaper cutting at rear. A fine copy in the very slightly nicked dust jacket. A copy with a letter from the author-artist: "With the best wishes of Lily and Marcel Jean".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A very personal Marilyn Monroe notepad, from the start of her demise

      n.p., c.1960-1961. 6" x 9". "Spiral bound stenographer notebook, 6"" x 9"", by Chase Press Stationers & Printers, who supplied Monroe with her custom stationery. Four pages with notes in Monroe's hand. The first page reads ""Tonight / be there at 7:15 - Strassberg's [sic]"" then ""Later - Norman & Hedda - drums?"" and ""Tomorrow be ready at 12:30PM (for lunch) - John Houston [sic]"" and ""4:00 Norman's play reading."" The second page has a list of phone calls to make. The other two pages contain single words: ""Ruby"" and ""My"".It is always a thought provoking event to hold someone's personal note pad 'post mortem', but with this one being Marilyn Monroe's, in somewhat chaotic scribble, one can 'see' between the lines. Although only a few pages have writing on them, they clearly time stamp the note pad and show that this was the beginning of Monroe's demise.The people Marilyn scripts in her note pad are John Huston, Strassberg, and Norman and Hedda. Her notes are chaotic, rushed. Although Arthur Miller, her then husband is not referenced in this pad, Miller's long time friends, Norma and Hedda are. They were artistic college friends of Arthur Miller's and the two would visit them at their home/cottage in Port Jefferson. Monroe had been seeing them since she moved to Manhattan even though they were both still married at the time. John Huston, a Hollywood director, (who she misspells as Houston on two occasions in the pad), is also referred to in her notes. Huston only directed a few films with Monroe, however the one that matches the timing elements to her friendship of Norma and Hedda, and Arthur Miller, can only be on the set of the ""The Misfits"", a film drama released in 1961 which was written for Monroe by her then husband Arthur Miller, and sees her acting alongside her childhood hero, Clark Gable, as well as the great Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, and Thelma Ritter. It was directed by the legendary John Huston, and Monroe's acting coach at the time was Paula Strasberg, who Monroe also refers to in her personal pad.It is especially ironic that this film's title and concept focused on a plot centering on a recently divorced woman (Monroe) and her time spent with a cowboy (Gable) and his rodeo-riding friend (Clift) in the Western Nevada desert in the 1960s. The uncanniness of both Monroe's personal life at the time along with the issues of the cast and crew completely paralleled the plot of the movie. The making of The Misfits was troublesome on several accounts, not the least of which was the sometimes 108 degrees (42 °C) heat of the northern Nevada desert and the breakdown of Monroe's marriage to writer Arthur Miller, Monroe's then husband. This was Miller's first original screenplay, written as a vehicle for Marilyn Monroe, whom he had married four years earlier. However, it was literally during the filming of this movie that their marriage broke and crumbled, and Monroe was sinking further into alcohol and prescription drug abuse. According to the director, Huston, in a 1981 retrospective interview, he was ""absolutely certain that she was doomed"" while working on that film: ""There was evidence right before me every day. She was incapable of rescuing herself or of being rescued by anyone else. And it affected her work. Monroe was nearly always late to the set, sometimes not showing up at all. Huston noted we had to stop the picture while she went to a hospital for two weeks."" Monroe was nearly always late to the set, sometimes not showing up at all. Huston literally had to shut down production in August 1960 to send Monroe to a hospital for detox. But the chaos did not end with Monroe's marital demise or her path into alcohol and drugs, Huston himself was struggling with his own demons. Director Huston gambled and drank, and occasionally fell asleep on the set. The production company had to cover some of his gambling losses. In a documentary about the making of ""The Misfits"", Wallach told a story of Huston's directing a scene in which Wallach was at a bar with Gable. Huston told him that the most intoxicated he had ever been was the day before, even though he had seemed sober. Mr. Huston got involved in other local Nevada activities outside gaming, including promoting the first annual camel races, which have continued annually every September to this day. But during one of his commutes, Huston's car overheated on the drive up to Virginia City via Hwy 341 Geiger Grade, and Huston ""executed"" the car by reportedly firing a stunt gun blank into the radiator (no doubt an act which was not performed sober). The chaos did not end during the making of the film either, and found within what is considered the most powerful image of the film was perhaps but a premonition of things to come, Monroe was in the scene where she runs into the middle of the desert and in her helplessness shouts: “You are all dead, you are all dead!”. Just two days later after the filming ended, Clark Gable, suffered a heart attack and died ten days later, November 16, 1960. Monroe and Miller divorced, and her addition to alcohol and drugs was in full throttle. Monroe later said that she hated the film and her performance in it. Within a year and a half, she was dead of an apparent drug overdose. There may be only a few pages of writing in Monroe's personal notepad, but it tells of many, many stories between the lines. A phenomenal and highly personal piece for a Monroe collector!"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Ansicht des Klosters Fahr bei Zürich. Öl a. Leinwand.

      1960 - 50 x 67 cm , gerahmt, Wandmalerei Karl Peterli wurde 1897 in Wil geboren. Wie schon sein Grossvater, wirtete auch sein Vater im Restaurant Sonne, führte nebenbei aber noch ein Limonadengeschäft. 1907 starb sein Vater. Die Mutter musste sich fortan alleine um die acht Kinder, die Gäste in der «Sonne» und das Geschäft kümmern. Karl und seine Geschwister wurden dazu erzogen, zu Hause mit anzupacken.Ein besonders guter Schüler soll Karl Peterli nicht gewesen sein. Nur im Zeichnen, da erfreute er seinen Lehrer. Als Jugendlicher begann er dann eine Lehre zum Dekorationsmaler. Die Begegnung mit dem Winterthurer Maler Hans Schöllhorn leitete eine Wende ein. Als 20-Jähriger besuchte Peterli die Ecole des Beaux Arts in Genf, wo unter anderem Ferdinand Hodler unterrichtete. Es folgen Aufenthalte in Italien, Studien in Paris, Reisen nach Deutschland und Holland.Doch Peterli zog es zurück nach Wil. 1925 liess er sich wieder in seiner Heimatstadt nieder und heiratete die Musikerin Rita Tuason, mit der er drei Kinder hatte. Mit seiner Rückkehr nach Wil entschloss Peterli sich definitiv zu einer freien künstlerischen Tätigkeit. Gelegentlich entwarf er auch Fahnen und Beschriftungen und erteilte Zeichenunterricht an der Gewerbeschule. Er starb 1975 2500 gr. Schlagworte: Gemälde - nach 1945Helvetica - ZürichHelvetica - St. Gallen Neueingänge - Helvetica

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Jazzlife - Collector's Edition --- Collector's Edition

      ca. 700 Abbildungen696 SeitenAuf 1.000 Exemplare limitierte, nummerierte und signierte Sammlerausgabe des legendären Fotobandes von William Claxton, mit dem nicht minder hervorragenden Text von Joachim E. Berendt und der Bonus CD mit digital-bearbeiteten Aufnahmen die 1960 während der Reise von Berendt und Claxton entstanden.Jedem Exemplar sind vier signierte und nummerierte Pigment Prints im Format 50 x 60 cm beigelegt:* William Claxton, Jazzlife: Bild 1Das Metropole Café auf dem Broadway in der Nähe des Times Square, New York City, 1960* William Claxton, Jazzlife: Bild 2Stan Getz an einem Bühneneingang auf der Cosmo Alley, Hollywood, 1956* William Claxton, Jazzlife: Bild 3Die George Williams Brass Band, New Orleans, 1960* William Claxton, Jazzlife: Bild 4Ray Charles mit einer Raylette, New York City, 1960 Buch und Drucke kommen in einer stoffbezogenen Geschenkbox Vorrätig ist Nummer 223.

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        The Path to Peace Selected Poems

      Worcester: Stanbrook Abbey Press,, 1960. Quarto. Original vellum-backed boards, coloured paper to sides, titles to spine gilt. With the original acetate jacket. Calligraphic initials by hand by Wendy Westover. Fine copy in the acetate jacket with minimal chipping to corners. First edition, first impression. From a limited edition of 500 copies, this copy being number 145 of 480 thus bound (20 were bound in full vellum). A book of religious verse that followed Sassoon's conversion to Catholicism in 1957. The book is dedicated to Mother Margaret Mary McFarlin, the nun who first drew him towards the faith by writing to him out of the blue after sensing a spiritual struggle in his work when reading Sequences (1956). This copy includes, loosely inserted, the scarce blue slip with the poem "Awaitment", written in November 1960 and printed by the Abbey after the book had been completed. Also included is the scarce and attractively printed Abbey Christmas card, as well as two contemporary review clippings.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Violent Bear It Away

      New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy 1960 - First edition, first printing. Inscribed by O'Connor on the half-title: "For Miller Williams / From Flannery". Publisher's red paper boards over gray spine, lettered in white and gray, gray top stain; in the original pictorial magenta dust jacket designed by Milton Glaser, with an illustration of a face peeking through plant leaves to the front panel in black and orange, lettered in white, yellow and black. Near fine, with a touch of toning to the spine head, bright and fresh interior; unclipped dust jacket, with small chips to the top edges of the panels and spine ends, light toning to the spine and rear panel, closed tear to the front panel, otherwise bright and fresh panels. Overall, a clean and pleasing copy, very scarce signed. This copy is inscribed by O'Connor to poet and fellow Southern writer Miller Williams, whom she met while giving a reading at a college in Georgia where he was teaching biology. As he remembers in a 2013 interview with Oxford American, "We became close friends, and I drove to her farm house once a month or so. She would show me her fiction, finished and unfinished, and I would show her my poems." When she saw their advertisement for an English professor, O'Connor contacted the University of Louisiana and insisted that Williams was the ideal candidate. Williams was hired in the fall of 1962, and began publishing collections of his poetry shortly thereafter. The Violent Bear It Away is a classic Southern Gothic novel, as it tells the story of the Francis Tarwater, a fourteen year-old boy from rural Tennessee who is trying to reconcile with his destiny as a Christian prophet. In this novel, O'Connor, herself a native of Georgia and raised Roman Catholic, explores the contrast between secular and spiritual world views; The Violent Bear It Away focuses on the conflict between Tarwater, who hears the voices of God and the devil in his head, and his uncle Rayber, a schoolteacher who values social science over religion. The Violent Bear It Away is both O'Connor's second novel and the last book to be published during her lifetime. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LEMARIÉ (H.).]. L'Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de La Manche. Illustrations de Henry Lemarié.

      Paris, Les Heures Claires, 1957-1960. - 4 volumes in-8. En feuilles, couvertures rempliées avec un motif gaufré sur le plat, étuis-chemises. Premier tirage de la riche illustration d'Henry Lemarié. Les 92 miniatures sont parfaitement reproduites, à l'aide de quelques 3500 bois rendant parfaitement la délicatesse des coloris. - Exemplaire du tirage d'édition, sur vélin de Rives. Bien complet du carton annonçant le retard de livraison du 4° volume. Très frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Devaux]
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        Die Schützentaler und Schützenmedaillen der Schweiz. Die Schützenjetons der Schweiz, 2 Bände: 2 Bde [Gebundene Ausgabe] Jürg Richter (Autor)

      Band 1: Die Schützentaler und Schützenmedaillen der Schweiz: Dieses Buch befasst sich sowohl mit der Geschichte als auch den historischen Hintergründen der Schützentaler und Schützenmedaillen der Schweiz. Über 2100 Taler und Medaillen von den Anfängen im frühen 17. Jahrhundert bis ins Jahr 1960 sind beschrieben und weitgehend abgebildet. Über die Seltenheit und den Wert jedes einzelnen Stücks sind Angaben in zwei Erhaltungsgraden eingearbeitet. Mehrere hundert Medaillen werden in diesem Katalog zum ersten Mal abgebildet. Prägungen, die um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts entstanden, bis hin zu prachtvollen gestalteten Medaillen aus der Zeit des Jugendstils zählen zu den Höhepunkten dieses hochwertigen Bandes. Äußerst seltene Stücke, oftmals sogar Unikate, insbesondere aus den Anfangsjahren der Schützenfeste sind zu sehen. Gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts wurden bei bedeutenden Anlässen oftmals verschiedene Gedenkprägungen zum selben Schützenfest herausgegeben. Diese wundervoll gestalteten Zeitzeugen sind noch heute Ausdruck dieser Sportart und ihres patriotischen Gedankengutes. Mit dieser Publikation wird dem numismatisch interessierten Leser ein neues Standardwerk vorgelegt. Aber auch Kunstliebhabern und historisch Interessierten wird dieses Buch eine Fundgrube zur Geschichte der Schützentaler und Schützenmedaillen der Schweiz. Band 2: Die Schützenjetons der Schweiz: Das vorliegende Buch über die Schützenjetons der Schweiz erfasst erstmalig in dieser Form alle bis heute bekannten Prägungen seit den Anfängen im 17. Jahrhundert. Es werden weit über 700 Jetons beschrieben und abgebildet. Bewertungen in zwei Erhaltungskategorien und Angaben zur Seltenheit geben Hinweise über den Wert eines jeden Stückes. Einige Dutzend Jetons werden überhaupt zum ersten Mal abgebildet. Die Jetons, nicht immer in Metall geprägt, sondern oftmals auch auf Papier gedruckt, belegen Jahrzehnte einer äußerst aktiven Ära des Schieß- und Schützenwesens in der Schweiz. Auf Schützenfesten, aber auch bei kleineren Anlässen wurden die im Wesentlichen dem Munitionserwerb dienenden Jetons rege verwendet. Auf eine Verwendung an mehreren Schützenfesten lässt die oftmals fehlende Jahresangabe auf den Prägungen schließen. Die Mitte des 19. bis zum Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts stellt die Hochzeit der Verwendung von Jetons dar. Eine große Anzahl Jetons, inbesondere derjenigen aus Karton oder Papier, sind sehr selten. Als eigentlicher Geldersatz nur an den Schützenfesten verwendet, wurden sie damals noch nicht im großen Stil gesammelt. So verwundert es nicht weiter, dass von vielen Stücken oftmals nur noch ein bis zwei Belegexemplare die Zeit überdauert haben. Hunderte von Abbildungen, größtenteils in Farbe, sind Zeugen einer hochwertigen Prägetechnik. Stilistisch interessant und mit künstlerisch ansprechenden Motiven versehen wurden selbst diese kleinen Jetons hergestellt. Numismatikern, Sammlern von Schützenmemorabilia und historisch interessierten Lesern wird dieses neue Standardwerk zahlreiche hilfreiche Hinweise zur Geschichte der Schützenjetons liefern. Zwei Bände, nur zusammen erhältlich! Autor: Die Faszination, die von Münzen und Medaillen ausgeht, hat Jürg Richter schon seit seiner frühesten Jugend erlebt. 1985 wählte er den Beruf des Numismatikers und ist seitdem in der glücklichen Lage, Hobby und Beruf zu vereinen. Buchveröffentlichungen und Artikel in Fachzeitschriften sind Zeugen seiner großen Leidenschaft und Begeisterung für die Numismatik. Mit dem Vreneli-Preis im Jahre 2005 wurde sein publizistisches Schaffen auf eine besondere Weise geehrt. An ihm, dem Leiter der Abteilung Gold & Numismatik der USB AG, Basel, kommt man nicht vorbei, wenn man sich mit der Numismatik der Schweiz beschäftigt. Er ist Garant für hochwertige Fachliteratur, die in jedem Bücherregal stehen muss. Sprache deutsch Maße 235 x 280 mm Gewicht 2855 g Einbandart gebundenSachbuch Ratgeber Freizeit Hobby Sammeln Sammlerkataloge Sammeler Sammlerkatalog Jetons Katalog Medaillen Münzen Numismatik Schützen Schweiz Schweiz Münzen Taler Svizzera Suisse ISBN-10 3-924861-95-1 / 3924861951 ISBN-13 978-3-924861-95-7 / 9783924861957 Switzerland

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        Drawings for the Bible

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1960 Illustrated by Marc Chagall. Text by Gaston Bachelard. Translated by Stuart Gilbert. First American edition, published the same year in Paris by Verve. Publisher's pictorial cloth boards illustrated by Chagall. A very good or better copy, with some light wear and chipping to the spine, but with the spine intact and extremely sturdy (uncommon for this edition), some wear to the extremities, bright boards, library stamp and bookplate to the front free endpaper, some very faint spotting and minor residue to the pastedowns, otherwise extremely bright and fresh interior. Overall, an attractive and presentable copy. Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was a prolific artist, born in Belarus and active in France, who is best known for his use of color and images drawn from folklore. His Jewish heritage and spiritual interests manifested themselves throughout his artistic career. After successfully collaborating with Parisian art dealer Ambroise Vollard, Chagall created a series of 105 etchings inspired by the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), begun 1930-1939 and completed 1952-1956. The etchings were published together in 1956 (the English title was Illustrations for the Bible) and he received much critical success. A complementary publication, Drawings for the Bible contains 96 heliogravure (photogravure) reproductions of Chagall's drawings from 1958-1959 "on biblical themes which in general he had not dealt [with] for his illustrations for the Bible reproduced in Verve 33/34." Additionally, this edition has 24 color lithographs that Chagall designed specifically for this volume, including a color pictorial cover. Although the images are sometimes difficult to identify without referring to the image captions at the rear of the text, this volume is both a unique presentation of the Hebrew Bible and a collection of striking and beautiful artwork by a modern master.. Illus. by Chagall, Marc. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Le Petit Soldat (Original reference photograph from the 1960 film)

      Paris: Les Productions Georges de Beauregard, 1960. Vintage reference photograph from the Jean-Luc Godard film, shot in 1960 but not released until 1963 due to a ban in France over torture scenes. Thus it was Godard's second feature film, but fourth to be released. This photograph was taken and struck in 1960, when the film was shot. A shot that brings together in a single image the politics, humor, and war commentary of this early Godard effort, set during the Algerian War. 9.5 x 7 inches (18 x 24 cm). In an archival mat. Near Fine, with some offsetting to the verso.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Dix-Neuf Lithographies En Couleurs

      Boston: Boston Book & Art Shop, 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Contents loose as issued in orig. beige linen portfolio with cloth ties. Very good. Vuillard, Edouard. 6 pages in text. Folio, 53 x 40 cm. Limited edition, copy 119 of 180. 19 matted color lithographed plates printed by Mourlot Freres under the supervision of Andre Suaret. List of each lithograph, noting size, number of states. Text in French. Upper right corner bumped, interior contents clean and bright, front cover lettered in gilt.

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        Moments Preserved

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. Fine in a close to near fine jacket, toned at the spine, publisher's close to near fine slipcase.. First Edition. Tall quarto in slipcase. A fine association copy, INSCRIBED by Penn to his one of his editors at Vogue, Allene Talmey: "For Allene, good friend, who taught me so much. / With love and warmest appreciation. / P." Talmey is mentioned glowingly in Penn's acknowledgments on p. 180. The photographer's landmark first book, one of the true standard bearers of American photographic literature. Broken into eight sections that encapsulate Penn's career and travel itinerary to 1960, with a mixture of gravure and color reproduction. (Roth 158-159; Open Book 186-187; Auer 401).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Jazzlife - Collector's Edition --- Collector's Edition

      ca. 700 Abbildungen696 SeitenAuf 1.000 Exemplare limitierte, nummerierte und signierte Sammlerausgabe des legendÃren Fotobandes von William Claxton, mit dem nicht minder hervorragenden Text von Joachim E. Berendt und der Bonus CD mit digital-bearbeiteten Aufnahmen die 1960 wÃhrend der Reise von Berendt und Claxton entstanden.Jedem Exemplar sind vier signierte und nummerierte Pigment Prints im Format 50 x 60 cm beigelegt:* William Claxton, Jazzlife: Bild 1Das Metropole Cafà auf dem Broadway in der NÃhe des Times Square, New York City, 1960* William Claxton, Jazzlife: Bild 2Stan Getz an einem BÃhneneingang auf der Cosmo Alley, Hollywood, 1956* William Claxton, Jazzlife: Bild 3Die George Williams Brass Band, New Orleans, 1960* William Claxton, Jazzlife: Bild 4Ray Charles mit einer Raylette, New York City, 1960 Buch und Drucke kommen in einer stoffbezogenen Geschenkbox VorrÃtig ist Nummer 223.

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        Facsimile Wisden Set - Billings (1st Reprint) - 1864 to 1878

      Hi, This lot is a Billings box set, the first ever box set of facsimiles that were prodused in 1960. They resemble the original paperbacks (as did L and B but unlike the 3rd Wisden set in 1991 that are like rebinds), It comes in their original box. The box is worn but the books are nice, some wear but a decent set of facsimiles. 100 sets were produced with 50 individuals so 150 of each book were made.

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        Journey to a Woman

      Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett Gold Medal. (1960). First. First edition. Paperback original. A fine and bright copy in wrappers. Signed by the author on the title page. The author's fourth book, about a married woman attracted to a woman from her past. Bannon wrote a handful of novels on lesbian themes, and then retired from the writing scene to become a successful, and for a time married, college administrator. Most of her books, all paperback originals, were re-released decades later by the Cleis Press in their series of lesbian pulp fiction classics. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Mes Voyages: Avec un Poeme d'Aragon et des Lithographies de l'Auteur.

      Paris: Francais Reunis. 1960 - VG/VG, folio, #223 in an edition limited to 291 copies, 28 lithographs by Fernand Leger (of which one is double-page color, one double-page b&w, 9 color and 17 b&w), lithographs printed under supervsion of Nadia Leger, title in red and black, numerous red-letter initials and headings, sheets unbound as issued in thick paper wrappers, with surrounding portfolio and slipcase labelled "F.L." (slipcase rubbed and partly split). A very handsome production and rare in the original edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Allegro Books]
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        Waiting in the Wings.

      London: Heinemann,, 1960. Octavo. Original grey boards, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the jacket with only very small chips to the corners and small tears to the bottom edge. First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Harry from Noel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Initiation à la Haute Volupté -

      Aux escaliers de Lausanne 1960 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 496 pp. Reliure demi-chagrin noir. Dos lisse. Plats ornés de texte imprimé. Couverture et dos imprimés. Très bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE illustrée de nombreux dessins érotiques de l?auteur. Isidore Isou (1925-2007) est né en Roumanie et a vécu en France à partir de 1944. Il fonde le lettrisme en 1946 mouvement poétique, graphique et philosophique décisif cherchant à mettre en place une nouvelle esthétique libérée des règles de la poésie et de l'art [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gate of Honour Gonville and Caius

      Mounted. c. 16" x 20" visible. Signed artist proof from a limited edition of 70.Please ignore the camera flash reflection.

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        Set This House On Fire

      New York: Random House, 1960 First USA Edition/First Printing. Fine Book in a Near Fine Dust Jacket, clipped, but still showing the price of $5.95 on the inside front flap. A small tear on the upper front flap and slight fading to the Jacket spine and edges. The scarce first issue Dust Jacket in light green with red lettering. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Here Lies the Heart

      Reynal & Company, 1960. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1960. First Edition. 372 pages. Signed by the author. Yellow pictorial dj over yellow boards quarter bound in black cloth with gilt lettering. Inscription from author to previous owner on fep. Pages are mildly tanned. Text remains clear throughout. Includes pictorial plates. Minor edge wear and mild soiling to boards and spine. Binding remains firm. Dust jacket is moderately torn with some losses. Some tape repairs in place, some removed leaving stains. Mildly tanned and soiled. Unclipped.

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        Notes on Rock Paintings in Swaziland".

      Mbabane, Swaziland: July,, 1960. Folio photograph album (324 x 198 mm). Contemporary green quarter cloth, grey paper sides in simulated crocodile-skin pattern. Typescript title and contents leaf, 37 colour photographs, each approximately 60 x 90 mm, corner-mounted on 12 black thick card leaves with manuscript headings in white (the first left blank with tipped-in typed slip, "photographs not yet available"), additional black and white photograph mounted to p. 14 verso, tissue guards, typed descriptive interleaves, rectos only, paginated 1 to 14 including 2 pp. introduction, printed folding map to rear, opening to 530 x 325 mm, with rock-painting sites marked in manuscript. Spine faded, a few very small rust-marks to backstrip, title toned, short closed tear along map fold, but overall in excellent condition. A well-presented, annotated photograph album "intended to serve as a preliminary record of rock painting sites in Swaziland ? [giving] the location of each site, directions for reaching it, and a short description of the paintings founded there, supplemented by photographs" (introduction). Of the ten sites Masson describes, only three, Nyonyane and two at "Lichfield", a site near the village of Ntjanini, had been previously recorded, the newly discovered sites being Ekuthantendi, "Foster's", Mphenjane, Ndlozane, Nkaba, Nsangweni and Ntungulu, all in the highveld of western Swaziland. This appears to be Masson's draft for an article, "Rock-Paintings in Swaziland", published in the South African Archaelogical Bulletin, Vol. 16, No. 64 (Dec. 1961), with expanded notes but lacking photographs. By comparison with similar paintings found in Drakensberg, Natal, Masson concluded in that article that "the Swaziland paintings form part of that great province of rock-paintings stretching from Southern Rhodesia to the Cape which is generally agreed to have been the work of Bushmen, or their forebears", working between 1750 and 1850 (p. 132). Masson is notably the author of the Encyclopaedia Britannica entry for Swaziland. In 1981 he published Prehistoric Swaziland: An Archaeological Outline, followed by The Archaeology of Swaziland: An Introduction, in 2011. Overall a handsome example of original archaeological fieldwork.

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        Faust foutu: an entertainment.in four parts with decorations by the author

      Enkidu Surrogate], [Stinson Beach, California 1960 - Edition limited to 750 copies, this being one of 50 copies numbered and signed by Duncan, and with an ortiginal drawing by him in red, black, and blue ink on the colophon; square 8vo, pp. 71, [1]; illustrations, text printed from typescript; original yellow pictorial staplebound wrappers (minor soiling) printed in black and green; about fine. "As produced in a dramatic reading at The Six gallery, 3119 Fillmore, San Francisco, January 1955" - title page verso. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Früchte-Stilleben. links unten mit J. Borelli signiert.

      Schönes Früchtestillleben des im XX. Jahrhunder tätigen Künstlers. Unten links signiert - undatiert ( ca. um 1960 ). Gezeigt werden Trauben, eine Birne, Äpfel im Korb sowie Kräuter. Bildmaß: 28 x 38,5 cm, Öl auf Leinwand, alt unter Glas aufwendig gerahmt. ( Rahmenmaß: 49 x 59,5 cm ). Der Rahmen gering bestoßen, sonst guter Zustand. ( Bitte beachten. Aufgrund der Bildgröße und Bruchgefahr hier nur ausgerahmter Versand ohne Rahmen oder aber Selbstabholung des Bildes in meinem Ladengeschäft ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Confessions of an Art Addict

      [London]: Andre Deutsch, 1960. Second printing. 175, [1] pp. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth. Very good in chipped dust-jacket. Second printing. 175, [1] pp. 8vo. Djuna Barnes's Copy, With 2 Postcards from Guggenheim to Barnes. Djuna Barnes' copy, with compliments slip from the author and publisher laid-in, and with two autograph postcards signed ("Peggy") to Djuna Barnes in Paris and London, circa 1936-7, around the time of the writing of Nightwood. Guggenheim was Barnes's great patron, supporting the author during the writing of Nightwood and continuing to give support, "a sort of permanent if meager Guggenheim fellowship" (Herring, Djuna, pp. xx) for the remainder of her life. Provenance: Djuna Barnes

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        The Admiralty list of radio signals, Vol 5 1960

      Admiralty (Hydrographic Department), 1960. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy; includes as a separate booklet the 8-page Special Recapitulatory Supplement of 30 April 1960. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Konvolut von 31 Katalogen.

      München 1960 - München, 1960-1975. 21 cm. Illustrierter Originalkarton (Softcover). Gut. Einbände teils berieben, Seiten teils minimal lichtrandig. Beiliegend einige entspr. Zeitungsausschnitte. 1960: Willi Baumeister. 1962: Kandinsky, Serge Poliakoff, Julius Bissier, Vor 50 Jahren - Neue Künstlervereinigung Der Blaue Reiter. 1963: Rainer Küchenmeister, Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Picasso. 1964: Julius Bissier,Prisca von Martin, Hann Trier, Archipenko, Günter Haese. 1965: Robert Jacobsen, Horst Antes (Mit 4 farb. Original-Offset-Lithografien). 1966: Sonderborg, Bildhauer zeichnen. 1967: Max Ernst. 1968: Rudolf Huber-Wilkoff, Heinz Trökes, Uwe Lausen, Horst Antes (Mit 4 farb. Original-Offset-Lithografien), beiliegend 6-seitiges Faltblatt m. Abb. Die folgenden Kataloge sind mit einer größeren Rückenhöhe von ca. 28 cm erschienenen: Ernst Hermanns, Werner Knaupp. 1970: Alan Davie, Klaus Heider, Ernst Neukamp. 1971: Alf Lechner. 1972: Arnaldo Pomodoro. 1973: 10 Jahre Zusammenarbeit mit Rainer Küchenmeister. Exemplar mit 2 Original-Radierungen (61/120). 1975: Horst Antes (mit 1 s/w Original-Offsetlithografie). Sprache: deu Gut. Einbände teils berieben, Seiten teils minimal lichtrandig. Beiliegend einige entspr. Zeitungsausschnitte. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cianciana. Un ragazzo che lavora alla solfatara in attesa di andare al lavoro.

      s. e. 1960-65, S. l. - Silver print cm 24 x 37. Stampa vintage. Al verso timbro 'Photographed by Calogero Cascio' e didascalia manoscritta. Calogero Cascio dopo la laurea in medicina si da' alla fotografia. Siciliano e' diventato una delle firme piu' rappresentative del fotogiornalismo italiano. ITA

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        Hassebrauk, Ernst. - "Stillleben mit Fisch, Terrine und Salatkopf".

      - Aquarell, um 1960. Von Ernst Hassebrauk. 40,0 x 51,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). In Bleistift rechts unten signiert. - Verso weiteres Aquarell "Stillleben mit Anemonen und rotem Krug", ebenfalls in Bleistift signiert. - Sehr schön erhalten. Ernst Hassebrauk (1905 Dresden - 1974 Dresden). Oft fälschlich auch Ernst Hassebrauck. Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1925-27 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden. 1927-32 Studium der Philosophie und Kunstgeschichte an der Universität Leipzig. Parallel Studium an der Leipziger Kunstakademie bei Willi Geiger. 1947 Proffesur an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB). 1949 Entlassung aus dem Lehramt im Zusammenhang mit der Formalismusdebatte. 1958-60 Arbeit an den Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen in Dresden. Pflegte einen in seiner vitalen Farbigkeit und üppigen Strichführung neobarock anmutenden expressiven Realismus. Zahlreiche Ausstellungen und Publikationen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Penck, A.R. - Dame mit Hut vor liegendem Akt.

      - Zeichnung / Federzeichnung, in schwarzer Tusche, auf festem Papier, 1960. Von A.R. Penck. 25,0 x 33,5 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Verso Sammlungs-Stempel Böttcher, von Hand nummeriert. - Provenienz: Sammlung Agathe Böttcher, Dresden. Seit 2009 Privatbesitz, Leipzig. Mit Zertifikat. - Verso weitere Federzeichnung mit sitzender Frau. - Sehr guter Zustand. A.R. Penck (1939 Dresden - lebt und arbeitet in Dublin). Eigentlich Ralf Winkler. Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, Vertreter der gestisch-abstrakten Malerei. Gehört zu den bekanntesten Namen der neueren internationalen Kunstszene. 1954 Lehre als Werbezeichner, erste Arbeiten, Holzschnitte und Porträts. 1955 Ablehnung an den Akademien in Dresden und Ost-Berlin. 1960/61 Bewerbung bei der Volksarmee wird abgelehnt. 1963-65 Auseinandersetzung mit Mathematik, Kybernetik und theoretischer Physik. Seit 1968 Verwendung des Pseudonyms 'A.R. Penck' - später weitere Pseudonyme wie 'Mike Hammer' oder 'T.M.'. 1974 Umzug nach Dresden. 1975 Verleihung des Will-Grohmann-Preises. 1976 Ausstellung mit Joerg Immendorff. 1980 Ausbürgerung aus der DDR und Umzug nach Kerpen bei Köln. 1982 documenta in Kassel. 1983 Umzug nach London. 1988 Berufung als Professor an die Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Seit 1991 Atelier in Berlin. 1992 documenta in Kassel. 1988 Retrospektiven in der Nationalgalerie Berlin und im Kunsthaus Zürich. 2003 Retrospektive im Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg.

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        Welcome Home!

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1960 - Signed by the Author on the half title page. top corners bumped, dj tears, some soiling rear of dj. bottom inside flap clipped, price tag top corner still intact. text is clean. 17 full color illustrations, green backstrip over illustrated boards, illustrated by Bemelmans. The story was originally published in Mademoiselle under the title "Randy" December 1959. Set in the horse country of Virginia, the book was published 28 September 1960 at $3.95 Literature: Marciano PP97; Pomerance A44. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Design for a Monumental Building (with murals, lake and landscaping)

      [Los Angeles, Calif.], ca. 1960. Gouache painting. 22 x 30 inches. Signed in pencil by the artist. On board.

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        Thulathia Solo [Cello Version]. Autograph musical manuscript

      - 6 ff., notated in black ink on 12-stave Cameo Music Papers No. 5-3124, rectos only. Folio. Signed at the foot of each page and dated "Cairo 1960" on first and last pages. With copyright notices to foot of page 1: "2016 by Halim El-Dabh Music LLC," signed, and "1960 by C.F. Peters Corp 373 Park Ave. South New York, N.Y. 10016" A fair copy, including autograph note to page 3: "In whichever order, try to include as many notes within the time limits, including some in chords if so desired. Start and end with one of the heavy shaded notes." Slightly worn and creased; light red stain to upper left margin of pages 1 and 5. "Conceived in 1954, Thulathia was composed in 1960 and first performed at the Brookline Public Library in Brookline, Massachusetts. "Thulathia" means " a cello unification of three into one," i.e., "a trio in one." Grape clusters of the vine connect the energy. The concept is extended to include a cluster of grapes in a united grape vine. Instructions for playing the grapes is explained at the bottom of page 3." Notes provided by Halim El-Dabh.An Egyptian-born American composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and educator, El-Dabh came to the United States in 1950, becoming a part of the New York music scene that included Cage, Varèse, and Hovhaness. He went on to study composition with Krenek, Copland, Dallapiccola, and others. "El-Dabh's compositional style is influenced by Egyptian folk and traditional music. Frequently monodic, his works feature complex rhythms and much use of percussion. His career was launched in 1949 with a highly acclaimed performance of It is Dark and Damp on the Front (1948) at All Saints Cathedral, Cairo. In 1950 he made his début as a solo drummer, under the direction of Stokowski, in the first performance of Tahmeela. Other works include Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962) and Lucifer (1975), commissioned by Martha Graham; Sound and Light of the Pyramids of Giza (1960), written for the Cultural Ministry of the Egyptian Government and performed daily at the pyramids; and New Pharaoh's Suite, written for the Cleveland Museum of Art to accompany a visiting Ethiopian exhibit from the Louvre (1996). Spectrum no.1 ?Symphonies in Sonic Vibration' (1955) and Leiyla and the Poet (1959) have been recorded." Denise A Seachrist in Grove Music Online.An early pioneer of electronic music, El-Dabh composed one of the earliest known works of tape music, or "musique concrète," in 1944, The Expression of Zaar. He also scored four ballets for Martha Graham: Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962), and Lucifer (1975)."El-Dabh is probably the best known composer of Arabic descent and his works are highly regarded in Egypt, where he is considered the foremost living composer among that nations's 'second generation' of contemporary composers." Wikipedia. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Galleria Selecta. Mostre 1955-1960

      Rilegato (hardback) Cataloghi, rilegati editorialmente, di tutte le mostre tenutesi alla Galleria Selecta - diretta da Carlo Cardazzo e Vittorio Del Gaizo - in via di Propaganda 2 a Roma, dal 1955 al 1960. Introduzione dei due direttori Cardazzo e Del Gaizo. 83 cataloghi di circa 4 pagine ognuno con illustrazioni in bianco e nero e a colori, anche in tavole ripiegate. Indice in cui sono elencate in ordine cronologico tutte le mostre, comprese quelle per cui non fu stampato il catalogo (20 collettive e 63 personali). Tra gli autori dei testi ci sono Giacomo Balla, Dino Buzzati, Vincenzo Cardarelli, Raffaele Carrieri, Mario Diacono, Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, Paul Eluard, Alfonso Gatto, Peggy Guggenheim, Edouard Jaguer, Alain Jouffroy, Carlo Levi, Alberto Moravia, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Emilio Villa, Cesare Zavattini, Leonardo Sinisgalli e molti altri. Tra gli artisti presenti: Campigli, Sironi, De Pisis, Capogrossi, Crippa, Michaux, Sonia Delaunay, Gentilini, Tancredi, Rotella, Scanavino, Fontana, Mathieu, Sanfilippo, Dubuffet, Brauner, Arp, Lo Savio, Deluigi, Franchina, Carrà, De Chirico, De Pisis, Rosai, Boille, Guidi, Tre pittori argentini (Geltrudis Chale, Raquel Forner, Juan Batlle Planas), VI Premio Graziano 1956, Dorazio - Perilli - Rotella - Sanfilippo - Fasola et al. 8vo. pp. 342. Molto Buono (Very Good). . Tra i cataloghi più interessanti: la prima personale di Francesco Lo Savio con un breve testo dell'Artista che presenta i suoi Spazio-Luce, la presentazione delle opere di alcuni pazienti dell'Ospedale psichiatrico provinciale di Verona con lungo testo di Dino Buzzati, Mimmo Rotella con un suo scritto sui manifesti, Renato Giani racconta la mostra di Lucio Fontana. La Galleria Selecta era la sede romana della Galleria del Naviglio di Milano e della Galleria del Cavallino di Venezia, tutte gestite da Carlo Cardazzo.\

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        Anton Heyboer. With 2 original colour etchings. SIGNED.

      Köln, Galerie der Spiegel, 1960. Original pictorial paper-covered boards (hardcover) designed by Heyboer, 38,1 x 26,4 cms., unpaginated, (34) pp., text in German with 70 b/w illustrations, listing 62 works all depicted and described, biography. "geh durch den spiegel" folge (series) 22/1960. Limited edition of 200 copies. Texts by Willem Sandberg, C. Richartz & Anton Heyboer. Including 2 original (one is double-page) colour etchings (one in brown, the other in brown & painted in ochre by hand), all executed by the artist. Contrary to most of the copies, both of the etchings have been dated (1960) and SIGNED by Anton Heyboer. Published in an edition of 25 copies only! Heyboer, Anton.

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        LUCEBERT. SIGNED/COPY DELUXE.

      Köln, Galerie der Spiegel, 1960. Decorated lithographed paper-covered boards (hardcover), 38,1 x 26,3 cm., unpaginated, (36) pp. with the poems by Lucebert, translated in German with 13 original monochrome lithographs, 6 of which mounted. "geh durch den spiegel" folge 21. One of 25 (250) copies with an extra suite of seven lithographs, all signed and numbered (e.a. = épreuve d'artiste) in pencil by Lucebert. Very rare and mint copy. Lucebert.

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        Anton Heyboer. With 2 original colour etchings.

      Köln (Cologne), Galerie der Spiegel, 1960. Original pictorial paper-covered boards (hardcover) designed by Heyboer, 38,1 x 26,4 cms., unpaginated, (34) pp., text in German with 70 b/w illustrations, listing 62 works all depicted and described, biography. "geh durch den spiegel" folge (series) 22/1960. Limited edition of 200 copies. Texts by Willem Sandberg, C. Richartz & Anton Heyboer.Including 2 original (one is double-page) colour etchings (one in brown, the other in brown & painted in ochre by hand), all executed by the artist. Heyboer, Anton.

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        Here Lies the Heart

      Reynal & Company 1960 - 1960. First Edition. 372 pages. Signed by the author. Yellow pictorial dj over yellow boards quarter bound in black cloth with gilt lettering. Inscription from author to previous owner on fep. Pages are mildly tanned. Text remains clear throughout. Includes pictorial plates. Minor edge wear and mild soiling to boards and spine. Binding remains firm. Dust jacket is moderately torn with some losses. Some tape repairs in place, some removed leaving stains. Mildly tanned and soiled. Unclipped. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Colossus. Poems

      Presentation copy, inscribed by Plath on the front free endpaper: "For Luke & Cynthia / with love - / Sylvia / April 13, 1961." A highly important association copy, rich in personal interest and history: E. Lucas (Luke) Myers, an aspiring writer from Tennessee, was intimately connected to Ted Hughes and Plath. Plath met Luke Myers at Cambridge, where she and Myers were studying, and admired his poetry and fiction. In her journal entry for February 25, 1956, she wrote: "I have learned something from E. Lucas Meyers (sic) although he does not know me and will never know I've learned it. His poetry is great, big, moving through technique and discipline to master it and bend it supple to his will. There is a brilliant joy, there, too, almost of an athlete, running, using all the divine flexions of his muscles in the act. Luke writes alone, much. He is serious about it; he does not talk much about it. This is the way." - Sylvia Plath, The Journals (London: Faber & Faber, 2000), p. 207. On March 3, Plath commented on Myers' fiction: "A chapter - story from Luke's novel arrived, badly typed, no margins, scrawled corrections, & badly proofread. But the droll humor, the atmosphere of London & country which seeps indefinably in through the indirect statement: all this is delicate & fine. The incidents & intrigues are something I could never dream up . . . Nothing so dull & obvious & central as love or sex or hate: but deft, oblique. As always, coming unexpectedly upon the good work of a friend or acquaintance, I itch to emulate, to sequester." - Plath, The Journals, p. 344. Luke Myers was a close friend of Ted Hughes, and it was outside the chicken coop behind the rectory of St. Botolph's Church that Myers rented from Mrs. Helen Hitchcock, the widow of a former rector, that Hughes used to pitch his tent on weekend visits to Cambridge University, from which he had graduated a year and a half before. St. Botolph's rectory "was a poets' haven, anarchic and unjudgmental", with Mrs. Hitchcock "turning a blind eye to the capers, bibilous and otherwise, of her undergraduate lodgers, of whom she was very fond." - Anne Stevenson, Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath (London: Viking Penguin, 1989), p. 73. In February, 1956, a group of young Cambridge poets including Luke Myers, Ted Hughes, Daniel Huws and David Ross, among others, had just put together a little magazine appropriately named the St. Botolph's Review after Luke Myers' digs where they often gathered, and the launch party for the magazine (of which only one issue was published) was to be the occasion for the first fateful meeting between Plath and Hughes on Saturday, February 25, 1956. Plath, who had read some of the poetry by the St. Botolph's group - and two of whose own poems had been criticized recently by one of them, Daniel Huws, in the student magazine Chequer - purchased a copy of the Review on the morning of the party, and memorized several of Hughes's poems in anticipation of attending the party and meeting him. According to Plath's journal entry, after dancing for a while with a drunken, "satanic" Luke Myers, she ran into Hughes. Amid the crush of the party, "I started yelling again about his poems and quoting: 'most dear unscratchable diamond' and he yelled back, colossal, in a voice that should have come from a Pole, 'You like?' and asking me if I wanted brandy, and me yelling yes and backing into the next room . . . And then it came to the fact that I was all there, wasn't I, and I stamped and screamed yes, . . . and I was stamping and he was stamping on the floor, and then he kissed me bang smash on the mouth and ripped my hair band off, my lovely red hairband scarf which has weathered the sun and much love, and whose like I shall never again find, and my favorite silver earrings: hah, I shall keep, he barked. And when he kissed my neck I bit him long and hard on the cheek, and when we came out of the room, blood was running down his face." - Sylvia Plath, The Journals, pp. 211-212. As Diane Middleton put it: "Ted Hughes may not have been looking for a wife that night, but Sylvia Plath was looking for a husband, and Ted Hughes met her specifications exactly." - Diane Middleton, Her Husband: Hughes and Plath - A Marriage (London: Viking, 2003), p. 5. A month later in London, Hughes, not wanting "to declare his interest . . . asked Lucas Myers to play go-between. Myers could meet Plath for a drink somewhere, then just drop in on Hughes at the flat on Rugby Street, as if by chance. Myers admits in his memoir that he had taken a dislike to Plath, and that he agreed to this ploy reluctantly. He duly invited Plath to join him and Michael Boddy, another of Hughes's friends, at a pub called the Lamb, in Conduit Street - a poets' hangout - and shortly afterward suggested a visit to Hughes. It didn't take long to see that Hughes and Plath wanted to be alone." Later that night, at Plath's hotel, they spent - in Plath's words - a "sleepless holocaust night" together. - Middleton, p. 24. Soon after, Hughes left the job he had in London and moved to Cambridge, sharing a flat with Myers in Tenison Road, meeting Plath every day, and abruptly marrying her on Bloomsday, June 16, 1956 - secretly, with Plath's mother, Aurelia, the only family member at the wedding. In later years, Myers was witness to the difficulties in the marriage, and aware of its tenuous nature. In a measured attempt to explain "Sylvia's behavior and volte-faces between pleasantness and bitchiness" to Olwyn Hughes in a letter dated March 12, 1960, Myers wrote: "I have the feeling that it is best to think of Sylvia as being always pretty much as she was this weekend . . . Ted suffers a good deal more than he would ever indicate or admit, but he also loves her and I think it is best to assume he will stay with her. And she very evidently loves him in the self-interested and possessive way of which she is capable." [quoted by Stevenson, pp. 188-189] For her part, Plath clearly valued her own, and Ted Hughes's, friendship with Luke Myers. In 1961, anticipating the publication of her novel The Bell Jar, "Sylvia must have decided to protect herself, in view of the novel's public portrayal of her mother and of a devastating period in her own personal history, by publishing it under a pseudonym, Victoria Lucas. It was a name drawn from Ted's world: 'Victoria' after his favorite Yorkshire cousin, Victoria (Vicky) Farrar, and 'Lucas' after his friend Lucas Myers." - Stevenson, p. 227. Plath committed suicide at the age of 31 in February 1963. It is perhaps worth noting that the date of Plath's inscription to Lucas and Cynthia Myers is exactly the same as that of the inscription in the copy of The Colossus that Plath gave to the poet Theodore Roethke 8vo, original green cloth, dust jacket. Signs of use, but a very good copy in worn and soiled dust jacket.

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