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        Fishbelly (The Long Dream)

      Julliard, Paris, 1960. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Signed by Author. An advance copy (with s.p. on the rear cover) of the limited edition (though not on Marais paper) with plain covers and an interview and portrait of Wright. Lacking a glassine wrapper, but likely to have never had one. Light wear and age toning, inscribed by Wright to Françoise Sagan and additionally signed by the translator Helen Bokanowski. Slight browning to covers, but an attractive copy and a terrific association of two giants of 20th century literature. With an announcement for the book, a bit worn, laid in. Wright lived in Paris from 1946 until his death in late 1960 - he became in French citizen in 1947. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 042255. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Typed Contract Signed. [THE WONDERFUL O]

      New York: Kermit Bloomgarten Productions, 1960 From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. Thurber, James. THE WONDERFUL O. Signed Contract. 8" 1/2 x 14", 14 page contract between Thurber and Kermit Bloomgarden Production, [Book not included] July 28, 1960, SIGNED. The contract gives exclusive rights to a "dramatico-musical adaptation" of Thurber's children's classic, THE WONDERFUL O. In near fine condition. James Grover Thurber [1894 - 1961]. American author, cartoonist & celebrated wit best known for his cartoons & short stories, published mainly in The New Yorker then collected in his numerous books. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations & eccentricities of ordinary people. An annual award, the Thurber Prize, begun in 1997, honors outstanding examples of American humor.. Signed by Author. Orig. Contract [Book Not Incl].

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Leopard

      United Kingdom: Collins Harvill, 1960. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover w/ jacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Clean text. Unread. Toning to the edges of the text, Green top stain to the top edge. Light toning to the board edges else fine. Same dates to Title and CP as required for the true 1st British printing which preceded the American issue. Green cloth boards, green spine and gold lettering. Dustcover not price clipped. Light toning to the spine with light wear to the top and base. New mylar cover. Superb copy.

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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        If This is a Man

      The Orion Press, 1960. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1960. First UK Edition. 206 pages. Blue boards. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Light tanning to the endpapers and fore-edge. Former owner's inscription on flyleaf or endpapers. Good boards with minimal wear. Little wear to the dustjacket with light chaffing and very small tear to top front, nick at bottom of spine. A good example.Recommended.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        THE COLLECTED POEMS OF WELDON KEES

      1960 . Kees, Weldon. THE COLLECTED POEMS OF WELDON KEES. Edited by Donald Justice. Iowa City: The Stone Wall Press, 1960. #59/220cc. 140pp. Printed on Rives Light paper. Oversize 8vo. Leather backed/embossed Japanese paper-covered boards/gilt. The Japanese paper shows minimal discoloration due to age, else As new unblemished hardcover copy $1,000.00

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Portrait of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother - [Original Oil Painting]

      - [circa 1960]. () Near fine. Original painting, oil on canvas. Image 23.35 X 19.5" (59 X 49.5 CM) in 30.25 X 26.5" (77 X 67 CM) decorative carved gilt brushed wooden frame. Some light wear, cracking and chipping to frame, else in excellent condition. Pencil writing visible beneath the artists signature at the bottom right (seems to include the date as 17 March 1960. Signed by Gilroy on the bottom right corner. A beautiful portrait of Queen Elizabeth,the Queen Mother. Image shows her with a soft smile and adorned with royal sash, jewellery and crown. Beautiful skin texture with an interesting contrast between the soft hands and realistic face with sharp blue eyes. The paint is very thick is some places with a canvas border bare around the portrait. A very regal image. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 – 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Tirez sur le pianiste [Shoot the Piano Player] (Original French Film Poster)

      Astor Pictures Corporation, 1960. Original French affiche poster for the 1960 French film noir, "Tirez sur le pianiste" ["Shoot the Piano Player"], based on the novel by David Goodis, directed by Francois Truffaut, and starring Charles Aznavour. One of Truffaut's undisputed masterpieces, and a film that exemplifies the important French infatuation with American paperback "noir" in the 1950s and 1960s. Near Fine, on linen, with some professional mends at the folds. 47 x 63 inches.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        [Affiche pour le Club Méditerranée] : Ah ! si vous étiez au Club Méditerranée

      Poster. Très bon. Couverture souple. Ed. originale. [circa 1960]. 86 x 106,5 cm oblong. Imprimerie Cinemato, 29 rue Marsoulan, Paris - Publi-Recherches, Paris. Belle et grande affiche tirée en lithographie. Très rare. Très vaguement jaunie en marge de queue et en tête, sinon très bon..

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        The Picturegoers. A Novel

      London: Macgibbon & Kee,, 1960. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Ownership initials to front free endpaper. Spine slightly rolled, a couple of faints spots on the title page. An excellent copy in the jacket that is a little faded on the spine panel. First edition, first impression of the author's first novel. Inscribed by Lodge on the title page, "David Lodge, Edinburgh, Aug 26, 2004". A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        North Wales. Where mountains and lakes, lovely river valleys and delightful holiday resorts bordered by safe sandy beaches mingle enchantingly. To add to your pleasure we have a variety of exciting tours and excursions

      London.: British Railways.. 1960.. Color pictographic / pictorial map poster, 40 x 49 1/2 inches, professionally mounted on linen, original folds and slightest wear minimised; very good condition. A bold and attractive British Railways poster by D.W. Burley featuring vignette illustrations of tourist attractions, including Chester, LLangefni, Betws-Y-coed and Caernarvon, with a lower border of images of the ancient castles of Caernavon, Denbigh, Conway, etc. "Published by British Railways (London Midland Region) LM23360" in lower left corner. .

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        RITUAL IN THE DARK. Signed

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1960 The Victor Gollancz Copy Inscribed By John Braine. 8vo., 416pp. Original cloth, black lettering. Dustwrapper. First edition. Very top of spine slightly faded. Fore-edges slightly browned. Wrapper lightly browned, creased, chipped at head & heel & with short tears. A very good plus copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed on the fixed front endpaper, both sides of the free endpaper & on the half title by the author John Braine to Victor Gollancz: 'Miss Hewitt - Dear V. G., After this, please don't send me any more books for at least a year; I'm not working for you. Ritual in the Dark has, despite all the advice I gave to Colin, at least 1000 ineptitudes; and, despite all these ineptitudes, is still supremely readable. It renews my youth , and makes me remember the London I once knew - the La Vie Boheme London, the (illegible word) alive London of both 1945 and 1951. It's a very bad novel; but I could read it. And if you don't think this high praise then you know nothing at all abou t me - which indeed you don't, - sentimental old bourgeois that you are - or about any kind of mature writing! John Braine.' An important presentation inscription, John Braine being one of the people Colin Wilson acknowledges along with Victor Gollancz himself on the dedication leaf.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        François d'Assise.

      Flammarion 1960 - - Flammarion, Paris _1960, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Alexandre Vialatte. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        History of Magic and Experimental Science, complete set in 8 volumes

      New York: Columbia Univ. Pr.. 1960. Later printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Complete set in 8 volumes. All later printings from the 1960's. Hardcovers, uniformly bound in green cloth. Clean and unmarked text throughout. Each volume has a small area of abrasion on the front pastedown where a price-sticker has been removed; a few bindings have some play to them, but all are securely bound. Overall a Near Fine set. Due to the size of this set, extra postage may be required.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        To Kill a Mockingbird

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1960. Unread. About fine overall, book and dust jacket.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book Club Edition.

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        The Young Savages [A Matter of Conviction] (Original screenplay, signed by John Frankenheimer)

      ABC / Contemporary Productions / Harold Hecht Productions, 1960. Draft Script for the 1961 film, "The Young Savages" (here under its working title, "A Matter of Conviction"), SIGNED by director John Frankeheimer on the front wrapper. Directed by Frankenheimer, based on the 1959 novel, "A Matter of Conviction," by Evan Hunter (who also wrote as Ed McBain), written for the screen by Edward Anhalt and J.P. Miller, and starring Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas. & & One of the first "thinking man's pictures" of the 1960s, addressing the topic of juvenile delinquency head-on, with Lancaster as a lawyer initially bent on prosecuting a group of young thugs, then coming around to them as he studies the details of the case. The first of four films that Lancaster would make with director Frankenheimer. & & Light blue studio wrappers, with only the title on the front wrapper, and a holograph ink notation at the top edge of same reading, "Lanchester" [sic], which is possibly contemporary to the script's use, and possibly later. Title page present, with a date of April 9, 1960 and a credit for Harold Hecht Productions (also known as Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions). 131 leaves, mimeograph, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with light fading and a couple of short closed tears at the edges, bound with two gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Alfabetiere Facciamo assieme un libro da leggere secondo il metodo attivo

      Einaudi 1960 Prima Edizione , rilegato, brossura, formato 22x22 , pagine nn ,lievi traccie adesivo prima pagina e ultima pagina per il resto buone condizioni , 14501

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        Disputaciones Metafisicas (Volumen I - VI) - Disp. I - XLVII,

      Bibiotheca Hispanica de Filosofia; 1960 - 1964. - je Band ca. 800 Seiten; ungeschnitten/ 800 páginas por volumen, Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 6 Bände; in SPANISCHER Sprache!! bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten!! Sprache: es Gewicht in Gramm: 7000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        [Rabbit Angstrom Novels]: Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit is Rich; Rabbit at Rest

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960-1990 First editions, first printings. Four volumes: "Rabbit, Run" (1960), "Rabbit Redux" (1971), "Rabbit is Rich" (1981), and "Rabbit at Rest" (1990). A near fine set, each copy has bright and clean pages. "Rabbit, Run" has some minor wear to the spine head and tail, with minor offsetting along the edges of the front panel, slight residue along the bottom edge of the back panel; "Rabbit Redux" with slight offsetting isde the front panel and on the front endpaper, with a hint of offsetting inside the back cover; "Rabbit is Rich" with slight offsetting inside the front and back covers; "Rabbit at Rest" with some wear to the spine head and only a hint of wear to the spine tail. Each copy is in the original unclipped and unfaded dust jacket. "Rabbit, Run" has some wear to the spine head and tail, slight rubbing to the front panel; "Rabbit Redux" has a slight crease to the front panel, some small residue on the front flap; "Rabbit is Rich" with a hint of offsetting to the front and back flaps; "Rabbit at Rest" with little to no wear. Overall, an extremely attractive set. These four volumes comprise the Rabbit series, which was published as one volume in 1995 under the title "Rabbit Angstrom: A Tetralogy." Updike wrote the series incrementally at the end of each decade in the second half of the 20th century and each work reflects the zeitgeist of that particular time period. Additionally, the series traces the life of the main character Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, whom the reader follows from his early adulthood to retirement. Together, the Rabbit series was noted by the New York Times as one of the best works of fiction in the last few decades. Because each volume represents a different time period in Angstrom's life, American society, and Updike's career as a writer, the fact that each volume in this group is a first edition published in a different decade, adds to the overall quality of this set.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        The Orient is Hong Kong

      Hong Kong Tourist Association.. No date. Ca. 1960.. Color poster, 34 x 23 inches, soft crease at upper left corner, light wear and creasing to upper left and lower right edges, overall very good condition. "Illustration from Sasek's Book 'This is Hong Kong'" printed under image at lower left. Vibrantly colored busy street scene on Hong Kong island. This copy has a blank band underneath image. .

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        The Lithographs of Chagall

      A complete collection of all six volumes: Vol. #1, Andres Sauret, Monte Carlo/George Baziller, NY: (1960); Vol. #2; Andre Sauret, Monte Carlo/Boston Book, Boston, MA; (1963); Vol. #3. Boston Book; Boston, MA. (1969); Vol. #4. Crown Publishers, NY, (1974); Vol. #5; Crown Publishers, NY; (1984)and Vol. #6, Crown Publishers, NY; (1986), all bound in beige cloth lettered in black, all in dust jackets and original clear mylar covers. Vol. #1 clipped jacket. Vol. #2. inner front hinge cracked. Vol. #4.tiny closed tears to head of jacket. Vol. #5 small tear to upper corner of jacket. Clear mylar covers have various wear and tears. A very nice, complete set.. First Edition. Tall Quarto.

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        The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. A Tale of Alderley. [together with] The Moon of Gomrath

      London: Collins,, 1960 & 63. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue and orange boards, titles to spine in silver, map endpapers. With the dust jackets. Spines rolled, both volumes lightly rubbed to corners and spine ends. An excellent set in the very lightly rubbed jackets. First editions, first impressions. With two inserted autograph letters signed. The first, on three small pages, is dated 1961 and is beautifully written in black calligraphy with red initials. It discusses the mythological inspirations for The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and the forthcoming sequel, and recommends Tolkien for further reading. The second letter, on one page and dated 1963, is also handwritten in calligraphy (without red initials) and announces the publication of A Tale of Alderley. An attractive and engaging set of novels and related correspondence.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Excerpts from Visions of Cody

      New York: New Directions,, 1960. Octavo. Original white boards, purple cloth backstrip, titles to spine in silver, orange endpapers, titles to upper board in purple and red. A beautiful copy. First edition, first printing. One of a limited edition of 750 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS)

      Rutherford, NJ, 23 September 1960. Letter. Fine, with typed envelope. Fine Typed Letter on personal stationery SIGNED as "Bill" to Wesleyan librarian Wayman Parker. In part: "'A Dream of Love' is a script that I have had to revise. A corrected version of it will appear in the next few months." Williams tells Parker that it would be useless for him to print this piece again as it will appear along with four other plays under the imprint of New Directions. He concludes on a personal note: "Your father was one of my closest friends during the last years of his life and your mother as her own end approached. They were people whom I love and admired, a breed of men close to my heart.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        To Kill a Mockingbird

      London: Heinemann,, 1960. Octavo. Original maroon boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Upper board slightly creased, corners bumped. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket that is lightly rubbed and creased along the edges with nicks in the corners. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Christopher Columbus Genuensis and Santa Maria

      Czechoslavakia,: Bancroft & Co. ca, 1960.. Small folio, 7 p. story with vignette, folding colour pop-up of Columbus' three ships; illustrated boards, good. A delightful example of the renowned Czech illustrator and paper engineer Vojtech Kubasta.With a double-page pop-up diorama depicting Columbus' three ships, the Niça, the Pinta, and the Santa MarÌa, approaching the New World, all ships illustrated in three dimensions, with string rigging, flags flailing and canons mounted. Bound inside is the short story How Columbus Discovered America. The back cover contains a map of the world illustrating Columbus' First Voyage.Said to be the first movable book published in Vojtech's Panascopic Model Series all of which were presented in the same format; a single story bound in illustrated heavy triptych boards, the back covers unfolding to reveal pop-ups standing as high as 25 centimeters. Vojtech's work is among the most highly sought after in this genre.

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        A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ

      Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960 Hugo Award winner, 1960. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket with several short tears with associated creases and two short tape ghosts to the reverse. . First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        For Your Eyes Only.

      Jonathan Cape,, London 1960 - First edition. The collection contains From a View to a Kill, For Your Eyes Only, Quantum of Solace, Risico, The Hildebrand Rarity. 8vo, pp. 252. Original publisher's cloth with white eye motif to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial dust-jacket. Jacket with very slight browning (mainly to verso), minimal rubbing to spine and folds. A fine copy in a near-fine dust-jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        For Your Eyes Only - Five Secret Occasions in the Life of James Bond (Includes 'Quantum of Solace')

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1960. 252pp, publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with white 'eye' design embossed on the front board, title in gilt to spine. Pictorial dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping. DJ spine very slightly browned, discolouration to upper panel through author's name, lower panel very slightly soiled. Minor bump to foot of upper and lower boards, text is bright and clean. First impression, binding A. Gilbert A8a (1.1). First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good+. Illus. by Chopping, Richard. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Can These Bones Live. With Forty-two Drawings by James Kearns and a Preface by Sir Herbert Read

      Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1960. Second Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 179pp; illus. Warm and lengthy author's presentation to Ben Shahn on front endpaper, dated 1960. Mild foxing to upper edge of text block, else Fine in lightly soiled and edge-rubbed jacket. & & A terrific inscription from Dahlberg, whose "Sorrows of Priapus" had been illustrated by Shahn a few years earlier: "For Ben Shahn / with deep appreciation of his own brilliant drawings done for The Sorrows of Priapus & for suggesting that Kearns do the illustrations for this book. Note: as for the sharp simplicity of Sancho Panza, I am much too simple not to inscribe this book to you, & much too plain not to send you my admiration.

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        Poems [Signed] WAS $2,565

      Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press [Little, Brown and Company], 1960. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/near fine. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $2,565. A Very Good or better copy of the First American Edition, first printing (light handling soil to boards, upper board corners bumped, small sunned area to the spine head), in a Near Fine dust jacket (spine lightly sunned, modest edge wear, tiny chipping at spine ends and corners, small rub at lower portion of the front panel near the flap turn, short closed tear at the top of the front flap turn and where the front panel joins the spine tail, 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 [IN GREEK] on the title page. 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. In addition to their deep relationship as friends, each man held the other in high regard, and Warner's excellent translations of his work were a major factor in Seferis' winning 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. RARE.

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        L'Année balzacienne

      Garnier Frères 1960 - Livre d'occasion 21 vol. pet. in-8, brochés. Série complète des 21 premiers vol. de la collection. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        Don't lose your sense of proportion, darling. Forget about Tulyartos and imagine you're Sophia Loren

      1960. Sheet size: 192 × 140 mm. Pen and black ink with blue crayon on wove paper. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 2 June 1960, and with pencil reproduction instructions recto, mild crease to the left-hand side, clear of the image. The reference is to Anthony Asquith's hit film, a loose adaptation of the Shaw play The Millionairess.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE COLOSSUS

      PLATH, Sylvia. THE COLOSSUS. Poems. London:: Heinemann,, 1960. First edition, uncorrected proof copy (of author's first trade book) . Short closed tear at crown and base of spine (barely visible, at edge of spine, where it joins front cover), front cover has light, uneven tanning at top edge, covers have a few small faint brown soil spots, else a very good copy, with the text quite fresh and clean. . [Tabor A2a; preceded only by two pamphlets]. Octavo, tan (cream-colored) wrappers printed in black on spine and front cover, 88 pages. Front cover states: "(Not For Sale)/ UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY/[rule]/ THE COLOSSUS/ Sylvia Plath/[rule]." Laid into the book is a publisher's slip, one (12mo) sheet, printed on recto only, on William Heinemann letterhead, dated "15th August 1960," with typed title, "Publication date: 3rd October 1960...". Tabor states that the book was published on October 31, 1960, four weeks later than the "3rd October 1960" date listed on the publisher's slip [N.B.: bibliographer describes the proof, but does not mention the publisher's slip, with the earlier publication date].

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        Chagall Lithographe. Vols. I, IV & V

      Monte Carlo: André Sauret, 1960-84. Large 4to. Vols. 1, 4 and 5 of six volumes, without lithographs. Text in French. Very good or better in dust jackets. Missing vols. 2, 3 & 6.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Welcome to Hard Times

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Light tanning to the pages, as is common with this book. Darkening to the spine, common to this cheaply made jacket, and slight loss of paper at the top of the rear panel The author's first book, a Western set in the town of Hard Times a the close of the last 19th century. It serves as the setting for a parable of the strength of destructiveness and the weakness of good will. Signed by the author on the title page.

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        THE STRATEGY OF PEACE (Inscribed Association copy)

      New York; (1960): Harper & Brothers Inscribed by the future president, to Dorothy Scott, secretary in the Senate for 35 years. 233pp., edited by Allan Nevins bound in black cloth, spine lettering orange; a fine copy in a very good unclipped pictorial dust jacket showing very light edge wear.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JACKIE KENNEDY TO EVELYN PEYTON GORDON AT THE START OF HER TENURE AS FIRST LADY]

      Washington. Dec. 7, [1960].. 3pp. plus original envelope, also signed. Old folds. Envelope with some wear and soiling. Near fine. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. An interesting letter written by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to newspaper columnist Evelyn Peyton Gordon, of the WASHINGTON DAILY NEWS, just a month after her husband's election to the presidency. In this letter, Kennedy provides insight into her expectations and her hopes for her life as First Lady. She is remarkably candid about her expectation that the press will publish inaccurate information, her desire to preserve some privacy for her children, and her concern that her family's new position not disrupt the lives of their friends. She writes: "It is so nice to read things written by someone with such great common sense. I am thinking of your column tonight about my fox hunting in Virginia. You are most correct - my greatest wish is not to disrupt that peaceful community, and spoil it for my many friends who live there, and for my own children. That is why I chose it - because it is such a private place." Her son, John Jr., was born just days earlier on Nov. 25th, and Kennedy notes that she will not be well enough to ride or hunt before the season ends in March. She explains her purpose in renting a house in Virginia is not to hunt but rather "just to be in the country with my children & occasionally go riding." She also clarifies she has only one horse which she shares with a friend, not "a stable full of thoroughbred hunters." In closing, she adds, "This letter is just for you so please don't quote any of it - though of course the facts you may use if you ever wish, in your words."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Typed Note Signed ("Jacqueline B. Kennedy")

      Small note (approximately 4.75" x 6") dated 17 October 1960 to Miss Vermeule, thanking her for a clipping, commenting "I certainly agree with you about Jack's smile," and Signed "Jacqueline B. Kennedy." Framed, and unexamined out of the frame, but exhibits light general age-toning, very good. Possibly trimmed from a larger sheet. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Lesender weiblicher Akt. Mischtechnik (Tusche, Aquarell, Gouache) auf Papier.

      - Ca. 1960. Oben rechts in der Darstellung in Feder signiert „Herbst". 28 : 28 cm (Lichtmass), auf 29,5 : 31 (Papiergrösse). Kleine Farbabsplitterungen unten in der Darstellung mit braunem Wasserrand.

      [Bookseller: Zähringer]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS)

      n.d. [1960]. Framed Letter. Fine and attractively framed. Brief letter on two sides of a generic Christmas card. In full: "I appreciated those kind words in the Commonweal - an excellent selection of adjectives, said I to myself. Did you see the editorial in America about Rabbit Run? Nausesous [sic]. I hope your various projects are going well and I wish you a Merry Christmas. Flannery OC." Although the recipient is not named and the date not given, the reference to the review of Updike's book dates this to 1960. The card (4-3/4" x 5-1/2") is matted with a photograph of O'Connor (4-1/4" x 6-1/4") and framed to an overall size of 14-1/4" x 19-3/4" with a cutout on the reverse side to show both sides of the card. A unique piece capturing the gentle and humorous spirit of this great author of WISE BLOOD, A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND, and THE VIOLENT BEAR IT AWAY - a writer who had a deep impact on the literature of the South, despite a debilitating handicap and a tragically short life.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        THE FERGUSON AFFAIR

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960 First Edition of this highly-regarded mystery by Ross Macdonald, author of the Lew Archer series and considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 283 pp. A fine copy in 1/4 red cloth over blue paper covered boards, red topstain, gilt titles to the spine in a slightly dusty bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with one small chip repaired to the top of the front panel, some light wear at the crown of the spine. A very nice copy.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Excavation at Jericho

      Jerusalem: British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem,, 1960–83. 5 volumes in 6. 6 volumes, quarto. Original red buckram, title gilt to spines. Profusely illustrated with plates, maps and plans, some folding, and illustrations to the text, volume III with a separate plate volume, Spine of volume II a little sunned, otherwise very good. Complete set, in first editions, of the excavation report on the oldest continuously occupied city in the world. Kenyon's painstaking work with the ceramic assemblages at the site led to a revolution in stratigraphical techniques.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Route Des Flandres [The Flanders Road]

      Paris: Les Editions De Minuit, 1960. First edition, first printing of the Nobel Prize-winning author's magnum opus. Octavo, original wrappers. In very good condition, with some toning to the spine. Inscribed by the author, "Pour Mademaiselle Allot hommage de l'auteur Claude Simon".

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Gypsy

      New York, NY: Random House. F/NF. 1960. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a VG+ DJ with just a hint of edge wear. Spine edge is NOT sun-faded. DJ is price-clipped. ; Inscribed "To Nat, The One and Only Louise, Happy Birthday, 1960, B. J." Natalie Wood starred in the film version of the musical. Very nice copy, nice association. Suggested by the Memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. Movie also starred Rosalind Russell and Karl Malden. ; 0.5 x 8.9 x 5.9 Inches; 152 p. .

      [Bookseller: Optical Insights, IOBA]
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        Beatitude No. 16 XVI, September-October, 1960

      NY: St. Ansgar Press, 1960. 24 pp., original printed self wrappers (softcover), browned at the margins, else very good; includes 15 poems by Diane Diprima. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        GREEN EGGS AND HAM

      Random House, New York 1960 - Very Good in a Good- dust jacket. Chips and tears, creasing, to jacket. Small tear to base at spine." 50 Word Vocabulary" statement printed on dust jacket which is found on later editions. States Beginner Books "distributed by" Random House, NOT a "division of," which is indicative of later printings. "195/195" front flap. ; ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Memories and Commentaries (First Edition, signed by Stravinsky and Craft)

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1960. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft on the page following the half title. The third book collaboration between the two, a series of recollections by Stravinsky in the form of interviews by Craft. A companion volume to Conversations with Igor Stravinsky," published one year earlier.& & Craft is an award winning conductor and musicologist who has led most of the major orchestras in the United States. His relationship with Stravinsky is legendary, not just in terms of documenting the composer's life, but in that Craft conducted the world premieres of many of Stravinsky's later masterpieces. In 2002 he received the International Prix due Disc at the Cannes Music Festival.& & About Fine and unread, with light taps to the bottom corners, in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Lumière physique générale et expérimentale

      Eyrolles, 1960. in8 Relié

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        ELSA TRIOLET choisie par aragon. Signé /Signed

      Paris: Gallimard, 1960 Aragon, Louis. ELSA TRIOLET choisie par Aragon. Signé /Signed. Paris: Gallimard, 1960. 8vo./ in8, 362pp. Broché / Wrappers. A near fine copy in the original glassine. Inscribed on the half title: "Au M. et Mme. LeBovia, Leurs ami / Aragon / et Elsa". En bon états. Rare. GEOGHEGAN AL1446. Louis Aragon [1897 - 1982]. Un poète, romancier, journaliste et essayiste français. Il est également connu pour son engagement et son soutien au Parti communiste français de 1930 jusqu'à sa mort. Avec André Breton, Paul Éluard, Philippe Soupault, il fut l'un des animateurs du dadaïsme parisien et du surréalisme. Sa poésie est largement inspirée, depuis les années 1940, par l'amour qu'il voue à son épouse, Elsa Triolet, écrivain elle aussi, et belle-sœur de Vladimir Maïakovski. Louis Aragon [1897 - 1982] French poet, novelist & editor. Having been involved in Dadaism from 1919 to 1924, he became a founding member of Surrealism in 1924, with André Breton & Philippe Soupault under the pen-name "Aragon". In 1939 he married Russian-born author Elsa Triolet, the sister of Lilya Brik, a mistress & common-law wife of Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. He had met her in 1928, and she became his muse starting in the 1940s. Aragon and Triolet collaborated in the left-wing French media before and during World War II, going underground for most of the Nazi occupation. Louis Aragon wrote poems under the name of Le Musée Grévin (using the pseudonym of François la Colère), published during the Vichy regime by the Éditions de Minuit underground editor.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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