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        Kiss Kiss

      London: Michael Joseph, 1960., 1960. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. A famous collection of dark short stories by one of the world's most celebrated children's authors. Bound in dark green publisher's cloth in a pictorial jacket depicting two love hearts, designed by Charles E. Skaggs. Boards in very good condition, small marks to rear board, endcaps a little pushed and discoloured, corners slightly bumped, title design in gilt to spine, top edge coloured pink, inscription from 1960 to flyleaf with signature of Roald Dahl above. Unclipped dustwrapper mostly clean, some dustiness to rear, chipped at headcap. Includes the short story 'The Champion of the World', which would later become Dahl's 1977 children's book, 'Danny the Champion of the World'. A brilliant collection in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Alphabetum Romanum.

      Verona, Officina Bodoni 1960.. Gr.-8° (23,2 : 15,5 cm). Original-Halbmaroquin, 2 nn Bll. (we.),, 137, 7 nn. SS. (le. 4 we.).. Herausgegeben von G. Mardersteig. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Tafeln, davon 25 kolorierte Versalien. Originalhalblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Deckelsignet sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. Unnummeriertes Exemplar (Gesamtauflage 160). - Von Mardersteig gesetzt aus der Danteschrift und auf der Handpresse gedruckt. - Die Kapitalbuchstaben, faksimiliert nach einem Kodex von 1460 in der Vatikanischen Bibliothek mit Felicianos "Traktat der geometrischen Konstruktion eines römischen Alphabetes", wurden von Ameglio Trivella nach dem Original handkoloriert. - Enthält neben dem Alphabet eine ausführliche Einleitung von Giovanni Mardersteig, Farbenrezepte sowie Übersetzung und Anmerkungen. Auf Bütten mit dem Wasserzeichen der Presse. Mardersteig 120. - Schauer II, 79 (mit Abbildungen)

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        CAIN'S BOOK

      Grove Press, Inc. (1960), New York - The true first edition of this controversial novel about heroin addiction published in England three years later. Quite scarce, especially in this condition. Near Fine in a lightly spotted Near Fine dustwrapper with a tiny hole at the fore-edge crease [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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      New York: New Directions, 1960. First Edition. One of 750 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy No.1. Octavo; 3/4 white paper over quarter purple cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine and printed in purple and red on front panel; acetate dustwrapper; 128pp, [1]; illus; publisher's original printed prospectus laid in. Top edge slightly dusty, upper board edges lightly rubbed, with upper right corner tips gently tapped, though still sharp; Near Fine in a Near Fine, lightly-rubbed wrapper. Housed in a handsome half morocco and marbled paper slipcase. Culled from the pages of his 512-page manuscript, the excerpts from Kerouac's novel 'Visions of Cody' were shaped by his publisher at New Directions into a tight, cohesive package - something Kerouac's original manuscript lacked. At the center of the novel was Neal Cassady, a dominant influence in Kerouac's life who, as Dean Moriarty in 'On the Road,' achieved literary immortality. It would be another 13 years before the novel was published in full, some four years after Kerouac's death. Not an uncommon book, but as copies go, one could hardly do better than copy No.1. Charters A9.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        This Is New York; This Is Rome; This Is Edinburgh; This Is Venice; This Is San Francisco; This Is Israel; This Is Cape Kennedy; This Is Hong Kong; This Is Greece; This Is Texas; This Is the United Nations; This Is Australia; This Is Historic Britain; This Is Historic Britain.

      The MacMillan Company & W.H. Allen 1960-1974, New York & London - First editions of thirteen volumes of Sasek's This is series. Quarto, 13 volumes. Includes: This Is New York; This Is Rome; This Is Edinburgh; This Is Venice; This Is San Francisco; This Is Israel; This Is Cape Kennedy; This Is Hong Kong; This Is Greece; This Is Texas; This Is the United Nations; This Is Australia; This Is Historic Britain; This Is Historic Britain. Each are near fine to fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. A nice group of first editions. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Lithographs of Chagall, Volumes I-VI (Complete Set)

      Monte Carlo & New York or Boston: Andre Sauret & George Braziller. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITIONS of all six volumes (English-language issues) of Chagall's catalogue raisonné. Complete with 28 original lithographs, including original lithograph dust jackets for volumes I-IV. Notes and catalogue by Fernand Mourlot. Monte Carlo & New York or Boston: Andre Sauret & George Braziller, 1960-63-69-74-84-86. Quarto, original cloth volumes, original dust jackets, original slipcases to volumes I, II, III, and V. All volumes in fine condition. A superb set.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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      c.'s 1960 - Gelatin silver print. 12cm x 16.5cm. Photographer's credit on reverse.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Wheat Field Landscape.

      c.'s 1960 - Gelatin silver print. Dimensions: 19.9 x 25.3 cm.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Bugle (Ajuga Reptans)

      c.'s 1960 - Gelatin silver print. 18 x 24.7 cm. Photographer's title and credit on reverse.

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      [Cassell & Company Ltd, London 1960 - Octavo, boards. Hardboiled mystery novel. Originally published in the U.S. as a paperback original titled "ALL THE WAY." Filmed in 1959 as The 3rd Voice starring Edmund O'Brien. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to corners and upper spine end. Uncommon in superior condition. (14191) First British and first hardcover edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Lithographs of Chagall I - VI. 6 Bde. (komplett). Monte Carlo, A. Sauret, 1960-1986. Mit 27 (von 28; 20 farbige) Original-Lithographien von Marc Chagall (darunter 3 (von 4) Umschläge). 4°. OLwd.-Bde. m. OU. (OU. vom 1. Band fehlt, OU. vom 5. Band mit kleinen Randläsionen).,

      1960 - Mourlot 282-292, 391-402, 577, 578, 729 u. 730; Arntz I, 27.- Vollständige Reihe des catalogue raisonné (von 1922-1985), der erste Band (hier in der französischen Ausgabe) ohne den lithographierten Originalumschlag, die übrigen Bände in der deutschen Ausgabe.- Titelblatt von Band 5 leicht fingerfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Dessins pour la bible. Paris, Verve, 1960. Mit 24 Orig.-Farblithographien von Marc Chagall u. 96 ganzseit. Illustrationen. 4°. Farb. lithogr. OPp. (Kap. leicht bestoßen).,

      1960 - (= Verve Nos. 37-38).- Mourlot 230-280.- Spiegel, Vorsatz und Titelblatt mit leichtem, aber großem Feuchtfleck in oberer Außenecke. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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      Los Angeles: [S.i., n.d. but ca.late 1960's]. 218 lines typed on 4 sheets of white stock (8.5" x 11"), with the author's holograph corrections throughout in red, blue, and black ballpoint pen. Horizontal folds smoothed-out, staple holes at upper left corners, with light toning and thumb-soil to margins and a faint circular stain to pp.3-4; Very Good or better. A substantial, early poem by Bukowski, first published in the pages of E.V. Griffith's HEARSE 10 and collected later that year in his second major poetry collection bearing the same name. While a number of manuscript poems appear in the auction record over the last decade - most from the Groff and Runfola collections - none rise to this level of significance, and none were used to title a major collection.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        The Constitution Of the Independent State of Western Samoa *** Signed and with Photos of Principal Signatories

      V.W. Wilson, Governemnt Printer, Apia 1960 - 33.5cm, 59pp English, and reversable 63pp in Samoan, papered boards - name to front cover, minor marginal wear and sl. marks. Flyleaf with small tear - binding fault, and name also to flyleaf. One blank leaf contains three signatures of principal signatories: Tupua Tamasese; Malietoa Tanumafili II; and Tuimaleali'ifano S. II. Three (assumedly corresponding) photos of people signing - and marked to verso - "compliments W. B. Menard(?)" One photo with small white fault ot surface and corner crease. Following page with signature of interpretor/translator. Following page with signture of another signatory - A'e'au Taulupo'o. An important copy obviously marked at the time of the original signing ceremony. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Archway Books]
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        A Fly Fisher's Life

      New York: Henry Holt, 1960. First edition in English. Deluxe Issue. #202 of 250 copies, signed. Foreword by Ernest Hemingway. Introduction by A.J. McClane. Translated [from the German] by Humphrey Hare. Illustrated with photographs (32 plates). 1 vols. 8vo. Blue blue pebbled morocco, slipcase. Light rubbing. Bookplate of Colonel Henry Siegel and inscribed to him by the author. DELUXE ISSUE, INSCRIBED TO HENRY SIEGEL Hemingway's introduction appears at p. 11, and is dated: On board the Pilar, December 12, 1954. Opposite p. 16 appears a photo of Hemingway with Ritz.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THE METAMORPHOSIS OF THE GODS. Limited edition, signed by Andre Malraux

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. [xii], 400 pages of text. Full leather binding with moderate sunning on the spine; otherwise in almost new condition; handbound by Georges Gauche, Paris. The original slipcase is very lightly shelfworn, in very good + condition. Elegant, colorful and attractive endpapers made from handmade paper. Limited to 58 copies of which 50 are numbered and signed by the author and were for sale. This is number 25, signed "Andre Malraux" with no further inscription. For this edition, the text was printed by Imprimerie Georges Lang in Paris, and the color gravure by Draeger Freres at Montrouge in May, 1960. Previous owner's gift inscription neatly on a front endpaper. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        RABBIT, RUN

      1960. UPDIKE, John. RABBIT, RUN. NY: Knopf, 1960. 8vo., cloth & boards in dust jacket. First Edition- only 10,000 copies were printed. This copy in the earliest dust jacket with the unattributed, 16-line blurb on the front flap of the dust jacket. Signed twice by Updike, once on the front endpaper and again on the title page. One of Updike's most successful books- his second novel- and the first to introduce his most famous character, Rabbit Angstrom. Fine; very minor wear (few short tears) d/j. Enclosed in a custom-designed, black leather and cloth clam-shell box, with a three-dimensional basketball on the spine and a replication of the colorful design of the dust jacket on the front cover. A great presentation of a great book! $4500.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books ]
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        [Archive of Traced and Collaged Pornographic Pencil Sketches and Drawings Detailing One Man's Sexual History and Fantasies]

      [Washington D.C.], [ca. 1960-1990]. Very good. Four matching numbered three ring binders, with several additional binders and manila envelopes of supporting materials, drafts, xeroxed duplicates etc. Various media, most pencil on typing or tracing paper, some collage. Hundreds of pages in all. Very good with occasional dried (presumed) ejaculatory material to some pages (perhaps a dozen or so, posing small conservational issues relative to the size of the archive). A personally-tailored series of pornographic fantasies that portrays all of the women with whom the artist had been sexually involved (whether in reality or – it seems - in his imagination) throughout his life. Arranged chronologically and with a table of contents detailing the biographical and sexual particulars of each subject, the creator of these binders traced and collaged images from magazines and other sources (including in at least several cases original photos) to re-create these women in simulacra (finding look-alikes from magazines, pasting the heads of these women on the bodies of others). To these rather obsessive assemblages, the artist has added graphic and often exhaustive texts: describing scenes, providing dialogue, elaborating on biographical details. In short, an uncensored and almost narrative history of one man's sexual fantasies. And while these books were undoubtedly utilized primarily for masturbatory purposes, they were also made with obvious care over the course of what appears to be several decades. The artist composed them with an eye finely attuned to the visual effects he was creating. Almost two dozen individual women in all, arranged in tabbed sections over four binders. Many hundreds of pages of sketches and text total. In addition, source materials for the tracings and collages are included, as are numerous xeroxes of the final results. Admittedly, this collection is one of the most unsettling items we've handled. But it is also one of the most compelling. Henry Darger meets Raymond Pettibon: dark, weird, and twisted. But the work of an authentically original outsider, one who has given a powerful and unique rendering of his erotic world.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Dessins pour la Bible.

      (Paris), Verve, (1960).. [= Bibel II]. Fol. OPpbd. mit Orig.-Farblithographie über beide Deckel. 16 nn. Bll., 95 SS., 8 nn. Bll. mit 24 Orig.-Farblithographien und zahlr. Abb. von Marc Chagall.. Erste Ausgabe. - Verve No. 37-38. - Chagalls neue Entwürfe für die Bibel aus den Jahren 1958 und 1959 mit Einleitung von Gaston Bachelard. - Sorlier 75. - Tadelloses Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Verlag und Antiquariat Frank Albrecht]
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        TOROS 15 lavis de Pablo Picasso, One of 50 copies with the original lithograph signed and numbered by Picasso

      15 lavis de Pablo Picasso, poeme de Pablo Neruda. Au Vent d'Arles, Paris 1960. One of 50 copies with a lithograph signed and numbered in pencil by Picasso, of which this one is N 50. Portfolio with 15 pochoirs (Daniel Jacomet) reproducing the wash drawings by Picasso, each numbered in pencil. The prints are loose, as issued, secured in the original portfolio, in red satin covers with a drawing after Picasso printed in black on the front, black satin spine, linen flaps and tie-strings. Complete of title page, colophon and text, 15 prints and original lithograph, all in very good condition, on velin d?Arches paper. Rare Portfolio. Size: 22"x16" inches ?" 55x24 cm. More pictures on request. Referenc: Cramer #107

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (2nd Printing)

      New York: J. B. Lippincott. 1960. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. Copyright page states "Second Impression." in a the scarce original dust jacket. Second Printing stated on the front flap with the $3.95 price and lacks the Pulitzer Prize seal found on later printings. The dust jacket is in good condition. Wear to the front panel and spine with soiling to the rear panel. A fair sized chip is missing from the front panel, partly affecting the title. Chips and creasing to the edges of the front panel and spine, affecting the author and publisher's name. Small stains present at the edge of the front panel and spine on the verso of the jacket. The original price of $3.95 is present on the front flap. The book is in good condition. The brown cloth boards are very well preserved with firm edges. The front board is cocked. Previous owner's inscription inked out on the front paste-down. Paper adhesion on the front endpaper. Foxing to the fore-edge of the textblock. Toning and foxing to the endpapers, paste-downs, preliminary, and terminal pages. The boards are cracked at the hinges, exposing the webbing underneath. The textblock is largely clean with some light scattered spotting throughout. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Quattro poesie

      Bilingual Edition printed in 1000 copies.Precious autograph signed and dated by the author: "For Queneau his admirer and friend Giuseppe Ungaretti / 20.05.62 Conegliani it.."French translation by Pierre-Jean Jouve.  All' insegna del Pesce d'Oro Milano 1960 12,5x18cm broché

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        Kiss Kiss.

      London: Michael Joseph, 1960. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. A famous collection of dark short stories by one of the world's most celebrated children's authors. Bound in dark green publisher's cloth in a pictorial jacket depicting two love hearts, designed by Charles E. Skaggs. Boards in very good condition, small marks to rear board, endcaps a little pushed and discoloured, corners slightly bumped, title design in gilt to spine, top edge coloured pink, inscription from 1960 to flyleaf with signature of Roald Dahl above. Unclipped dustwrapper mostly clean, some dustiness to rear, chipped at headcap. Includes the short story 'The Champion of the World', which would later become Dahl's 1977 children's book, 'Danny the Champion of the World'. A brilliant collection in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        For Your Eyes Only (James Bond short stories) Includes 'Quantum of Solace'

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1960., 1960. First Impression, Binding A, Pesentation copy. Pp.252. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with eye motif stamped in white to the upper cover, titled in gilt to the spine, in pictorial dust-wrapper illustrated by Richard Chopping. Text block toned, some browning to extremities and spine panel, the condition being commensuarate with a hot climate. A very good copy housed in an elegant quarter leather clamshell box. This is a presentation copy from Ian Fleming's literary agent Peter Janson-Smith on behalf of the author, as stated on a specially printed certificate affixed to the flyleaf completed in the hand of Janson-Smith, and signed by him in my presence in 2008. He explains that these special copies were destined for Cape's Colonial offices in recognition of their overseas sales efforts. Whilst several must have existed, I am aware of just two such examples, the other being a presentation 'Goldfinger' which resides in the Ian Fleming Bibliographical Archive. Gilbert A8a (1.1).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        To Kill a Mockingbird

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott,, 1960. Octavo. Original green cloth-backed brown boards, titles to spine brown. With the dust jacket. Housed in a brown quarter morocco solander box with marbled sides. An excellent copy in the professionally restored dust jacket. First edition, first printing. To Kill a Mockingbird became an immediate bestseller and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It is "an authentic and nostalgic story which in rare fashion at once puts together the tenderness and the tragedy of the South. They are the inseparable ingredients of a region much reported but seldom so well understood" (Jonathan Daniels).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Abstrakte Komposition. Mischtechnik auf Papier.

      1960 - 1960. Bildgrösse: 65x51 cm. Unten links signiert und datiert. In Glasrahmen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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      JOHNATHAN CAPE / GLIDROSE PRODUCTIONS LTD,, 1960 GET A FREE GOBLUELONDON TEE SHIRT WITH THIS ORDER. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: 15s net price marked, Original dust jacket. Fine condition, (See photographs).1st edition, 1st Impression. Bookseller Inventory WRY5452301.

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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..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        Design for a Monumental Building with Murals and Palm Trees

      [Los Angeles, Calif.], ca. 1960. Gouache painting. 14.5 x 34.5 inches. Signed in pencil by the artist. On board.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Butcher's Crossing

      New York: Macmillan, 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Pages browned, as is common to this title. The jacket is clipped at four corners but shows the price of $3.95. Spine is sunned with an apparent library label at the bottom of the spine. Tape ghosts at clipped corners. A revisionist history of the settling of the West that involves three men who set out on a buffalo hunt and in an orgy of killing find themselves forever changed. Williams was the author of Stoner and Augustus which won the National Book Award.

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        Poems [Signed and with a short notation in Greek]

      Atlantic Monthly Press [Little, Brown and Company], 1960, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: near fine, First American editionA Very Good copy of the First American Edition, first printing (light handling soil and some tiny spots to boards, a few spots to the rear board, board corners bumped, some foxing to the closed page block's top edge), in a Near Fine dust jacket (spine lightly sunned, quite light edge wear, tiny chipping at spine ends and corners, small rub at lower portion of the front panel near the flap turn, expected age toning to the rear panel and to the flap edges --- in excellent condition for an unlaminated dust jacket of this age), SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS on the title page where he also has made a notation in Greek. Containing 127 pages, the book presents the first comprehensive collection of Seferis' Poetry published in the United States. While some of the verses selected for this book previously appeared in the 1948 translation of "The King of Asine", the balance of them appear here in English for the first time. A Greek Diplomat and Ambassador to the UK, and one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, George Seferis won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture", making him the first Greek ever to have received the Prize. Signed copies of Seferis' works are extraordinarily scarce in any language, and our search of the of the auction records shows no signed copies of his works coming to auction in the last 55 years. Altogether a Very Good copy of an extremely difficult-to-find book from the first Greek author to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. A QUITE SCARCE COPY SIGNED AND WITH A SHORT NOTATION BY GEORGE SEFERIS.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Collotype Christmas Card: Mulier Cantat Ego Quasi

      1960. Stiff paper, near letter size. Collotype of hand-lettered text by David Jones sent as a Christmas card. Jones has further inscribed, "GAUDETE" above the reproduction in yellow ink. Written more casually in red and green pen are the words "For Louis. 1960. From David." On the verso, Jones explains the meaning of the text and signs: "To Louis with love from David." This personalized item is in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        A History of the Crown Jewels of Europe

      London B T Batsford Ltd 1960. VG: in very good condition with rubbed and chipped dust jacket. Slight fade to board edges First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9"). xl, 706pp. Illustrated with 230 pages of plates containing about 800 individual photographs. Heavy book - extra shipping will apply outside UK.

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        Archive of photographs from the personal files of LIFE photographer Dimitri Kessel

      v.p., 1960. Approx. 500 gelatin silver prints and some color prints, many SIGNED by Kessel and captioned in his or another hand. Contents generally very good or better. A comprehensive, career-spanning archive of the great Ukrainian-born photojournalist Dimitri Kessel (1902-1995), in all, some 500 unique photographs. During his 60-year career, Kessel worked as an industrial photographer, a war correspondent and combat photographer, and a photo essayist for LIFE. During World War II, he sailed on convoy escorts in the North Atlantic, covered the landing of American troops in the Aleutian Islands and the British landing in Greece. He also photographed the Greek civil war. In later years, Kessel lived on the Yangtze River in China for seven months while producing a photo essay for LIFE. He photographed the Andes Mountains in South America and mining operations in Central Africa. Kessel is world famous for the fidelity of his camera recreations of great art, but was also a tough and adventurous news photographer. Comprises:1: Collection of approx. 400 photos from Kessel's personal files, the majority showing Kessel at work or relaxing with his LIFE co-workers, most ca. 1940s-1960s. Many captioned on front or rear, mounting stains. Locations include Guantanamo, Cuba; Birminham, AL (with Joe Scherschel); Maine; Central America; Cairo; Bangcock. Collegues pictured include Frank Capa, Ed Thompson, Gijon Mili, and Alfred Eisenstaedt. A fascinating record of the ever-smiling Kessel at work and play.2: Three photographs of a nude model for lingerie ad. Gelatin silver prints. 10-3/16 x 7-15/16 inches, New York: [1934]. Very good. Faint creasing at corners. Docketed on verso in pencil. Three photographs, taken by an unknown photographer, of Dimitri Kessel at work on his first commercial assignment. 3: Photograph of John Hersey on the Yangtze River [With:] two photographs, one of Hersey alone, one of Hersey and Kessel. Gelatin silver print. 9-1/2 x 7-11/16 inches, [China]: [1946]. Some faint creasing to top corners. Docketed on verso; date stamped "Mar 12 1946". Kessel and Hersey were on assignment together in China for LIFE in 1946. Kessel devotes an entire chapter of his memoirs to his time on the Yangtze: "When I checked in, John Hersey, then a contract writer for LIFE, was there. He had been assigned to do a text piece on a farming village called Red Pepper [ ... ] John suggested that I accompany him to the village, only about forty miles outside Peking, to make photographs to illustrate his piece. I said, fine, if he would accompany me to the Yangtze to do the text to go with my pictures. New York thought it was a great idea" (Kessel, On Assignment, p. 149). The previous summer THE NEW YORKER dedicated an entire issue to Hersey's HIROSHIMA. His novel, A SINGLE PEBBLE, about an engineer searching for a dam site on the Yangtze, would be based on his time on the river with Kessel.4: [KESSEL, Dimitri?]. Portrait of Margaret Bourke-White in top hat, clutching a bottle of tequila and taking aim with a toy gun. Gelatin silver print (7-1/2 x 7-1/2 in.). n.p: ca. 1940s. Mounting stains to verso, image fine. 5: Photograph of Viennese gazing at sweets in shop window. Vintage gelatin silver print, SIGNED and docketed on rear with LIFE stamp. 11 x 9-1/8 in. [Vienna: 1948]. Crease at lower left corner, else near fine. Reproduced on p. 167 of ON ASSIGNMENT.6: Portrait of Henri Matisse taking a stroll in front of the Chapelle Matisse in Vence. Gelatin silver print. SIGNED by the photographer lower right, beneath the image, and dated. 12-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches, [Vence, France: 1951]. Printed circa 1984. Very good. Superb, large portrait of the artist in front of his famous Chapel.7: Photograph of a Russian Orthodox Church in Uzhgorad, Czechoslovakia. Gelatin silver print. SIGNED , captioned "Uzhgorod, sub-Carpathian Ruthenia," and dated 1937 by the photographer beneath the image. 13-3/8 x 9-5/8 inches, [Uzhgorod, Czechoslovakia: 1937]. Printed circa 1984. Very good. Docketed on the rear with directions to the printer for reduction and placement. Reproduced (evidently from this print) at p. 12 of ON ASSIGNMENT: DMITRI KESSEL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER (New York, Abrams, 1985). 8: Photograph of an Iranian soldier standing guard on the Russo-Iranian border. Gelatin silver print. SIGNED and captioned "Iran, 1951" beneath the image. 10-3/8 x 10-1/2 inches, [Iran: 1951]. Printed circa 1984. Very good. Docketed on the rear with directions to the printer for reduction and placement; and docketed in pencil. Reproduced (evidently from this print) at p. 64-65 of ON ASSIGNMENT: DMITRI KESSEL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER (New York, Abrams, 1985). 9: Photograph of a group Iranian orphan boys, heads shaven, in line for inspection. Gelatin silver print. SIGNED and dated beneath the image by Kessel. 13-3/8 x 10-1/2 inches, [Teheran, Iran: 1951]. Printed circa 1984. Very good. Reproduced in ON ASSIGNMENT at pp. 186-87, with the caption: "In Teherran in 1951 orphans who live and work at a rehabilitation center line up for inspection. Their heads have been shaved in an effort to help clear up inspection."10: Group of 8 large color photographs of Venice. Each SIGNED in ink below the image. Each approximately 13 x 9 inches, [Venice: 1950-1970?]. Printed circa 1984. Fine. Kessel wrote in ON ASSIGNMENT: "In sun, rain, fog, snow, photographing Venice was, for me, a labor of love."11: Photograph of a rain-soaked Charles de Gaulle praying in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Nice, 1948. Gelatin silver print. 11-3/8 x 10-3/8 inches, [Nice, France: 1948]. Printed circa 1984. Very good. Docketed on verso with indications to the printer for reduction and placement. Rare print of this famous image of the French leader, praying on the eve of the elections for the National Assembly of 1948, standing before an altar in his rain-soaked uniform. The image received a full-page reproduction (from this very print) in ON ASSIGNMENT, with the explanation: " ... in Nice in September 1948. He was campaigning for re-election when he was caught in a downpour and refused an umbrella."12: Portrait photograph of Iranian Prime Minister, Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh. Gelatin silver print. Half-length portrait of a smiling Mossadegh seated with hands outstretched, palms up. 13-3/8 x 10-3/8 inches, [Teheran, Iran: June, 1951]. Printed circa 1984. Very good. Docketed on verso with indications to the printer for reproduction and placement for the book ON ASSIGNMENT, p. 160. A rare and striking portrait of Mossadegh at the height of his popularity shortly after he was named as the new Prime Minister. Two years later Mossadegh was ousted in a coup orchestrated by British and American intelligence sources, and the Shah was restored to power.13: Two portrait photographs of Bernard Berenson at the Villa I Tatti in a reclining chair, with wife Mary at his side, reading, and as reflected in in the framed mirror at the foot of his bed. Gelatin silver prints. 13-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches, [Florence, Italy: 1949]. Printed circa 1984. Fine. Fine portraits of the famous art critic and connoisseur (1865-1959) relaxing at his villa, the second reproduced (from this print) in ON ASSIGNMENT, p. 180.14: Photograph of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, hunting with a shotgun. Gelatin silver print. 13-1/2 x 10 inches, [Spain: 1949]. Printed circa 1984, and reproduced from this print in ON ASSIGNMENT p. 191. Very good. Docketed on verso with indications to the printer for reduction and placement. Rare and remarkably intimate image of the Spanish dictator. Kessel writes in ON ASSIGNMENT: "Franco had invited me to photograph him during a private duck and pheasant shoot with some of his friends."15: Group of 4 large photographs of the marriage of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, and Soraya Esfandiary. Gelatin silver prints. 13-3/8 x 10-1/2 inches, [Teheran, Iran: 1951]. Printed circa 1984, one reproduced in ON ASSIGNMENT, p. 212. Very good. One photo creased at corner; another docketed on verso with indications to the printer for reproduction.Superb, large images of the Shah's marriage to his second wife, Soraya Esfandiary, the daughter of Khalil Esfandiary, Ambassador of Iran to the Federal Republic of Germany, and his German wife, Eva Karl. The Shah and Princess Soraya married in 1951 and divorced in 1958 when it became apparent that she could not bear children.16: Numerous large (approx 13 x 11 inch) gelatin silver prints, printed ca. 1984, for reproduction in ON ASSIGNMENT, including funeral of Gustav V of Sweden; Avila, Spain; La Girotte Dam; Igor Sikorsky; Caliph of Spanish Morocco; Aristotle Onassis; President Auriol of France pheasant hunting; Bohemia Moser porcelain plant; Bernini statues; Russian soldier in Vienna, 1948; Bethlehem Steel works.17: [Portfolio of LIFE appearances of the photography of Dimitri Kessel, 1938-1956)]. Photographs throughout. Unpaginated. Folio, [c. 1956]. Green buckram with gilt "LIFE" in style of magazine title, and "DIMITRI KESSEL." Slight soiling and rubbing to covers. A few leaves loose, some cellotape repairs. Very good. From the photographer's collection, a portfolio of his LIFE appearances from 1938-1956. Includes everything from Kessel's photographs of Marines landing at Guantanamo, Cuba, to photos for a feature story on camisoles.

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        Norman Granz presents Jazz at the Philharmonic, nr. 1 28.2.1960 20.30 uhr [Hamburg] Musikhalle,

      Hamburg: 1960 - Light creases from old folds, some very slight cracking of the colour surface and one or two mild scuff, minute closed tear to the right-hand edge, but overall very good. Vintage outsize A0 format. Size: 112 x 82.6 cm, off-set lithographic concert poster. Floated in a black museum box-style frame. Superb large-scale poster for the JATP tour of Germany in 1960, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, the Jimmy Giuffre Three, Paul Smith Quartet, Roy Eldridge, and the Shelly Manne Quintet. An example of the work of Kieser's early collaborative atelier with typographer Hans Michel (1952-62) which produced some truly remarkable work, graphically highly original, and imbued with a great sensitivity to the aesthetic of the artists being promoted. Here red, black and white typography in lower case sans serif is overlaid on a portrait of Ella in black on red to stunning effect. Produced solely for the German tour this is an uncommon poster, particularly so in the A0 format in such sharp condition.

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        To Kill a Mockingbird

      London: Heinemann, (1960). First Edition Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 296 pages. The British edition of the most popular American novel of the 1960s. First British edition (first printing). Previous owner's name on front free endpaper; bookstore label on front pastedown, else near fine. The dust jacket has a few short tears (a few repaired with old clear tape on the back (verso). A nice copy. With a card signed by Harper Lee laid in. With an accompanying certificate of authenticity (COA) from a member of the Professional Autograph Dealers of America (PADA).

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        Universum der Kunst. Begründet von Andre Malraux. 35 (von 42) Bände der Reihe.

      München, C.H. Beck, 1960 (- 1997). Original-Leinen mit Orig.-Schutzumschlag, Gr.4°. - Vorhanden folgende Bände: 1. Andre Parrot: Sumer - Die mesopotamische Kunst von den Anfängen bis zum 12. vorchristlichen Jahrhundert; 2. Andre Parrot: Assur - die mesopotamische Kunst vom XIII. vorchristlichen Jahrhundert bis zum Tode Alexanders des Großen; 3. Roman Ghirshman: Iran - Parther und Sasaniden; 4. Jean Guiart: Ozeanien - Die Kunst der Südsee und Australiens; 5. Roman Ghirshman: Iran - Protoiranier, Meder, Achämeniden; 6. Pierre Demargne: Die Geburt der griechischen Kunst - Die Kunst im ägäischen Raum von vorgeschichtlicher Zeit bis zum Anfang des 6. vorchristlichen Jahrhunderts; 7. Andre Chastel: Die Ausbildung der grossen Kunstzentren in der Zeit von 1460 bis 1500; 8. Andre Chastel: Die Ausdrucksformen der Künste in der Zeit von 1460 bis 1500; 9. Andre Grabar: Die Kunst des frühen Christentums - Von den ersten Zeugnissen christlicher Kunst bis zur Zeit Theodosius' I.; 10. Andre Grabar: Die Kunst im Zeitalter Justinians - Vom Tod Theodosius I. bis zum Vordringen des Islam; 11. Michel Leiris, Jacqueline Delange: Afrika - Die Kunst des schwarzen Erdteils; 12. Jean Hubert, Jean Porcher, W. Fritz Volbach: Frühzeit des Mittelalters - Von der Völkerwanderung bis an die Schwelle der Karolingerzeit; 13. Jean Hubert, Jean Porcher, W. Fritz Volbach: Die Kunst der Karolinger Von Karl dem Großen bis zum Ausgang des 9. Jahrhunderts; 14. Jean Charbonneaux, Roland Martin, Francois Villard: Das archaische Griechenland - 620-480 v. Chr.; 15. Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli: Rom - Das Zentrum der Macht (Die römische Kunst von den Anfängen bis zur Zeit Marc Aurels; 16. Jean Charbonneaux, Roland Martin, Francois Villard: Das klassische Griechenland - 480-330 v. Chr.; 17. Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli: Rom - Das Ende der Antike (Die römische Kunst in der Zeit von Septimius Severus bis Theodosius I; 18. Jean Charbonneaux, Roland Martin, Francois Villard: Das hellenistische Griechenland - 330-350 v. Chr.; 19. Ludwig Heinrich Heydenreich: Italienische Renaissance - Anfänge und Entfaltung in der Zeit von 1400 bis 1460; 20. Louis Grodecki: Die Zeit der Ottonen und Salier; 21. Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, Antonio Giuliano; Etrusker und Italiker vor der römischen Herrschaft - die Kunst Italiens von der Frühgeschichte bis zum Bundesgenossenkrieg; 22. Ludwig H. Heydenreich, Günter Passavant: Italienische Renaissance - Die grossen Meister in der Zeit von 1500-1540; 23. Andre Parrot, Maurice H. Chehab, Sabatino Moscati: Die Phönizier - die Entwicklung der phönizischen Kunst von den Anfängen bis zum Ende des 3. Punischen Krieges; 24. Kurt Bittel: Die Hethiter - die Kunst Anatoliens vom Ende des 3. bis zum Anfang des 1. Jahrtausends v. Chr.; 25. Paul-Marie Duval: Die Kelten; 26. Cyril Aldred, Jean Leclant: Ägypten, Bd. 1. Das alte und das mittlere Reich - von der Vorgeschichte bis zum Ende der Hyksoszeit (1560 v. Chr.); 27. Cyril Aldred, Jean Leclant: Ägypten, Bd. 2. Das Grossreich - 1560-1070 v. Chr.; 28. Cyril Aldred, Jean Leclant: Ägypten, Bd. 3: Spätzeit und Hellenismus - 1070 v. Chr. - 4. Jh. n. Chr.; 29. Xavier Barral i Altet: Romanische Kunst, Bd. 1. Mittel- und Südeuropa; 30. Xavier Barral i Altet: Romanische Kunst, Bd. 2. Nord- und Westeuropa; 33. Ignacio Bernal y Garcia Pimentel, Mireille Simoni-Abbat: Mexiko - von den frühen Kulturen bis zu den Azteken; 34. Alain Erlande-Brandenburg: Triumph der Gotik - 1260-1380; 35. Roland Recht, Albert Chatelet: Ausklang des Mittelalters - 1380-1500; 36. Willibald Sauerländer: Das Jahrhundert der grossen Kathedralen - 1140-1260; 42. Arasse, Daniel und Andreas Tönnesmann: Der europäische Manierismus. 1520-1610. - Es fehlen die Bände 31. Claude-Francois Baudez, Pierre Becquelin: Die Maya; 32. Daniele Lavallee, Luis Guillermo Lumbreras: Die Andenvölker - von den frühen Kulturen bis zu den Inka; 37. Denis Vialou: Frühzeit des Menschen; 38. Venceslas Kruta: Die Anfänge Europas - 6000-500 v. Chr.; 39. Schiltz, Veronique: Die Skythen und andere Steppenvölker; 40. Hofmann, Werner: Das entzweite Jahrhundert. Kunst zwischen 1750 und 1830; 41. Cutler, Anthony und Jean-Michel Spieser: Das mittelalterliche Byzanz 725-1204. - In neuwertiger Erhaltung.

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