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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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        Chagall Lithograph. Vols. I-VI (Complete)

      Monte Carlo: André Sauret, 1960-86. Large 4to. Complete set of the catalogue of Chagall's lithographic output from 1922 to 1985. All six volumes present, without lithographs. Text in German. Very good or better in dust jackets.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        A Separate Peace (Galley Proof in Trial Dust Jacket)

      New York: Macmillan, 1960. Uncorrected Galley Proof preceding the First American Edition. Fine in unbound signatures in a Very Good plus example pictoral trial jacket (which uses the same illustration now associated with the scarce first issue jacket on the trade edition, sent primarily to reviewers). Jacket has a slight color fade to the spine panel, with nicking and rubbing at the extremities. Publication date stamped in blue on the title page. An interesting and very early state of the author's classic novel, a highspot of twentieth century American literature.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        BONY AND THE KEELY GANG. Inscribed

      London: Heinemann, 1960 Upfield, Arthur. BONY AND THE KEELY GANG. Inscribed. London; Heinemann, 1960. First edition. 8vo., 208pp. Neatly Inscribed & signed by Upfield in blue ink on the title-page: "Hoping / you will like / this story / Arthur Upfield". A very good copy in black cloth stamped silver showing modest use; Intermittent foxing. Light bruising to spine ends in a bright very good or better price-clipped Fratini designed dustwrapper for the British market. The dustwrapper for the Australian market is by Christine Aldor. [The US edition titled " Valley of Smugglers" also published in 1960, precedes the UK/Australian edition. An Upfield classic Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mystery. In search of Eric Torby's murderer, the legendary criminal Ned Kelly, he hitchhikes disguised as a horse thief into Cork Valley, NSW. Inscribed Upfield titles are uncommon. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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

      Milan: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli,, [1960]. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine in white, pictorial endpapers, with the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout from photos by the author. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression, Italian issue of this book of photographs taken in Rome. Simultaneously published in France, the UK, and Japan.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Breakdown; Breakfast at Elevenses; Break-Pedal Down; Break 50 Kill

      London: Hutchinson & Co.,, 1960-3. 4 works, octavo. Each in the original cloth with the pictorial dust jackets designed by Bratby. Numerous illustrations by Bratby in the text throughout the set. Some darkening to edges of boards and very light rubbing to corners, faint spotting to the endpapers of the first work. An excellent set in the lightly rubbed jackets, with the first work somewhat more so and the third work with the rear panel somewhat soiled. First editions, first impressions, of the artist John Bratby's four semi-autobiographical novels, each signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        2 autograph pieces.

      [Paris, 20. IX. 1960]. - Oblong small 8vo. 2 ff. On the fragment of a cigarette box, Derain records a book written by Agathe Godard, "Pousse avec ton pain", and draws a small sketch on the reverse; the other piece is a bill from the café "Les Deux Magots", on which reverse Derain has drawn something like a face or the sun.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Oldenbarnevelt

      Haarlem - Groningen: Tijenk Willink, 1960. monumental biography of the Dutch Landsadvocaat Jan van Oldenbarnevelt in 5 vols. , 1960-1972. Enquire about shipping rates. Cover pages slightly foxed, otherwise books in very good condition. . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Gapura Consultants Pte. Ltd.]
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        Practical Robot Circuits: Electronic Sensory Organs and Nerve Systems

      Macmillan Company / Philips Technical Company, New York 1960 - First American edition (originally published in the Netherlands, although the cover states second revised edition, this is the first edition published in the U.S.), possibly the first hardcover issue, as it was published in wraps in Holland. 125pp. Illustrated with folding charts, and photographs of robot dogs. Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards, almost certainly issued without jacket. Exceptionally scarce, and clearly well ahead of its time (considering most of us *still* don't have a robot dog). See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Brain's The Target (SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY)

      Toronto, Ontario: The Ryerson Press, 1960. Hardcover. Near Fine. 16 pp. 8vo. Ryerson Poetry Chapbook 199. Printed blue boards. 1 of 250 copies. Light surface wear with sunning to spine. Small scratch and smudge to back cover. Internally clean and bright. Extraordinary association copy inscribed: "To that beautiful, intuitive/evocative, important, socially/conscious poet/Miriam Waddington/Milton Acorn/ 'Callum' was written mainly to prove to you I could write images." "Callum" first appeared in the Marxist publication "Canadian Tribune" April 22, 1957. Acorn described this poem to Al Purdy as among his best three or four poems. In protective cover.

      [Bookseller: Come By Chance Books (IOBA)]
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        The curtain : an allegory of inspiration

      Gogmagog Press. Collectible - Very Good. Ships from the UK. Octavo. hardcover Hardcover, 1960 . Signed by the author. Limited edition 21 of 26 copies. Includes nine original phantographs. Bound in black cloth with white horizontal stipes. Encasted in detachable plastic wrap. Hinges are strong and textblock sturdy. Pages are clean and intact. Morris George Cox, writer, poet and printer: born London 3 May 1903; married 1940 Wyn Cresswell; died London 31 March 1998. Of his lifework of over 70 books, all but one - The Whirligig, and other poems (published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in 1954) - were produced at home in a small room on an office table. He established the Gogmagog Press in 1957, "essentially an ultra-simple, one-man affair". [Source: The independent] Offered by the Rare & Collectable Books department of Better World Books UK, 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase supports literacy charities

      [Bookseller: Better World Books Ltd]
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        Soft Touch (First UK Edition)

      London: Robert Hale, 1960. First UK Edition and first edition in hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slight lean to book with foxing to the endpapers and page edges. Small numerical ink notation to the front endpaper. Jacket is bright and complete with a bit of rubbing at the extremities and some foxing to the jacket verso. Previous bookstore's sticker to the lower front jacket flap. A bright copy, unusual in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Dangerous Summer, Part One (Original promotional poster issued by LIFE Magazine)

      LIFE Magazine, 1960. An extremely uncommon film preview poster issued by LIFE magazine, promoting the first appearance of Hemingway's "The Dangerous Summer," which first ran in LIFE in two parts, in the September and October 1960. The only example we have ever encountered. 26.5 x 34.5 inches (a few inches shorter than the standard poster size for this era), Fine condition, archivally linen-backed and rolled.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Anthem, SIGNED

      Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, Ltd.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1960. Third Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED by Rand and inscribed to Bob Hess, dated January 3, 1961 with "lipstick kiss". Book is very good with sunning to spine. Mylar wrapped dust jacket with some edgewear and $3.00 price was married to this exceptional book. More photos on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by author .

      [Bookseller: Bookquest]
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        Night

      London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1960.. First British edition of the author's most well known work. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Signed by the author. A very sharp copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Set this House on Fire

      New York: Random House, 1960. Stated First Printing. Signed by William Styron directly on the title page. Book in fine condition; and in fine dust jacket with a trace of wear.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Psycho

      London: Robert Hale Limited,, 1960. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green and silver. With the dust jacket. Spine very slightly creased and rolled, a few small spots to edges. An excellent copy in the price-clipped and rubbed jacket with creased edges. First UK edition (originally published 1959 by Simon & Schuster, New York), first impression. This copy is inscribed by the author on the title page, "all good wishes - Robert Bloch", includes a signed excerpt leaf (for the opening of the novel) tipped in at the front, and has the bookplate of Australian writer and film-maker John Baxter. The inscription was more likely made out to Bloch's thriller-writer friend Joseph Vernon Shea, as this copy includes a lengthy and literary typed letter signed "Bob" addressed to him, in which Bloch sardonically discusses the recent success of Anatomy of a Murder (as "a juicy sex crime"), and goes on to discuss, with keen interest, the "teen-agers" of the new teen-age. Scarce inscribed, and desirable thus with such characteristic ephemera.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PRIVATE PRESS BOOKS 1959 TO 1991, 31 volumes

      Pinner: Private Library Association. 1960-1993. 8vo., stiff paper wrappers.. 31 volumes, complete run from the first volume of 1959 up through 1998. Various limitations ranging from 750 to 1200 copies. Descriptions of modern private press books issued each of the years between 1960 and 1991. Illustrated. A wealth of information. The first volume is the third reprint of the first edition.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        GREEN EGGS AND HAM

      New York: Random House. 1960. First Edition; Second Issue. Hardcover. 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 .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Original Ink Drawing of Max Beerbohm

      n.d.. Original Illustrations. Very Good. Original Illustrations. An original black and white caricature of Max Beerbohm done in ink. Signed and inscribed by the artist, George Beaumont. It is an amusing portrait of the middle-aged Max, seated outdoors under an umbrella. The inscription reads "Mr. Max Beerbohm takes advantage of the English climate and amuses himself with a box of paints." The signature is "Geo Beaumont." This may have been drawn in the 1930s or 1940s for a British periodical. Some smudging and browning but in very good condition. Unidentified gift inscription in upper left corner to "Bertram" dated 1960. 9 inches x 13 inches. In matte it measures 16 inches by 20 inches. ORIGINAL/092711.

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        Still Life. Original folk painting by P. A. Contis

      ca 1960s, Pittsburgh - ca. 1960s oil on canvas-lined board, 15.5 x 12 inches. In frame and mat, 22.5 x 18 inches. A lovely still life of flowers in a vase, featuring Contis' iconis "Byzantine Butterfly". Near fine in a near fine frame. Peter Contis is a Pittsburgh artist known for his depictions of iconic Pittsburgh scenes in his distinctive folk art style. Oversize, will require additional shipping.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        West of Your City

      Los Gatos, California: The Talisman Press, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 59pp. The hardbound issue, boards covered in original decorative paper, with a new cloth spine and printed spine label; new endsheets, and ink numerals in the lower margin of the first 'contents' page. With a color facsimile dustjacket (price of "$5.00"). A Very Good copy, if rebound, of the author's very scarce first regularly published book of poems. Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

      Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960. First edition. 8vo, publisher’s original brown boards backed in green cloth and lettered in dark brown on the spine. Later, modern rendering of the original dustjacket in perfect facsimile. 296 pp. Fine internally with only very light mellowing to the boards and spine. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION, Harper Lee’s timeless novel is one of the more sought after items in modern American literature. Lee’s first and only novel would win her the Pulitzer Prize and captured the heart of an entire nation. It would go on to win acclaim all over the world. Perhaps Margaret Mitchell is the only other American author to achieve such notoriety for writing a single book, but quite unlike Mitchell’s grand and sweeping drama, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is warm and personal, human in scope yet vast in implication.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Aurelia

      Monaco, Club International de Bibliophilie, 1960.. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. number 148 of 250 copies on Rives, 10 full-page colour etchings by LŽonor Fini, loose as issued in original wrappers with colour etching on upper cover a little dusty. Original cloth drop-back box, Quarto. Monaco, Club International de Bibliophilie, 1960.& &

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        THE BLACK BOOK. Signed

      New York: Dutton,, 1960 Critic Lous Untermeyer's copy of the 1st US Edition of Durrell's BLACK BOOK. With his notes at the top of the ffe & corresponding marks on p41. A review of The Black Book by Leo Lerman pasted to the front pastedown, with LU's holographic note: "Saturday Review Of Literature / October 29th 1960". An essentially very good or better copy in dustwrapper. In a protective stiff Mylar clear wrapper. A very nice literary association copy. [From a comprehensive TBCL Durrell collection of first editions in superb condition]. Signed. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Strategy of Conflict

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard U.P., 1960. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/As New. Size=6."x9.. (full book description) Harvard U.P., Cambridge, MA, 1960. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine-/Fine-, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=6."x9.", 309pgs(Index). DJ very slightly nicked (less than 1/64" nick), very faint light brown scotch tape? 1/2" x 1/2" shadow head & foot of both free endpapers, o.w. clean, tight & bright. No ink names, tears, chips, etc. Price unclipped. Author won 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Text & cover Like New. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller - edconroybooks.com]
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        [Wien - Stephansdom]

      [ca. 1960].. Orig.-Buntstiftzeichnung. 42, 5 x 29, 5 cm. In ausgezeichnetem Zustand. Vom Künstler eh. signiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Typed Letter, signed ("Jim"), to Liz Riley of the Thomas Crowell Company, thanking her for the new Dictionary of Slang

      New York, Algonquin Hotel, 59 West 44th Street, 1960. 8-1/2 x 11. 1 p. A few minor smudges from the original typewriter, original folds, a few pinholes upper left, but very nice overall . A marvelous note from the Master: "I am glad indeed to have the new Dictionary of Slang and thanks for sending it along. Maybe it contains - it's up in Cornwall waiting for us - the origin of the only slang phrase I ever invented: I have to see a man about a dog"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age

      York, PA: Trimmer Printing Company for George N. Hyatt, 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. This is copy #30 of the 'Autographed Deluxe Edition'. Only 200 copies were printed. It is signed by Joe Kindig, Jr., Mary Ann Cresswell (Editor), Samuel Dyke (Research), Henry J. Kauffman (Research), John E. Groome (Printer), George N. Hyatt (Publisher) and Bluford W. Muir (Photographer). This is the bible of Pennsylvania/Kentucky rifles. As it states in the preface, the work is intended to be an introduction to the Kentucky rifle as a work of art. This copy is Fine, unblemished outside and unmarked anywhere inside. The slipcase is in very good condition with minor scuffing and fading.

      [Bookseller: David W. Bowers Books]
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        The Astronauts: The Story of Project Mercury, America's Man-in-Space Program [Signed by All Seven Mercury Astronauts]

      New York: E. P. Dutton, 1960. First Printing of the stated First Edition. Small octavo, 192 pages with index, numerous photos and illustrations throughout. Inscribed on first free endpaper: "Best wishes to Luge from the Mercury Astronauts," and signed by Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Leroy Gordon Cooper, Alan Shepard, Donald "Deke" Slayton, John Glenn, Wally Schirra, and Virgil "Gus" Grissom. Formally from the library of H. H. "Luge" Luetjen, who was the manager of the McDonnell Aircraft Corp. team based at Cape Canaveral during the Mercury program. McDonnell built the Mercury spacecraft and the Luetjen's team was in charge of launch preparations. As a thank you for all the important work Luetjen did while at Cape Canaveral, the Mercury astronauts presented him with this signed volume that tells the Mercury Project story. In near fine condition, with rubbing to board edge, primarily to crown of spine; and in a near fine dust jacket, with mild rubbing to spine and corners.. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Typescript of "The Mirror in the Hall of Ebony"

      Undated. A one-page prose poem, typed, and signed "Clark Ashton Smith/Auburn, California." This version of the prose poem differs in a number of particulars from the published version, which was included in The Abominations of Yondo (Arkham House, 1960) and Poems in Prose (Arkham House, 1965). Previously folded in thirds but now in a custom binder, bearing the bookplate of horror writer Stanley Wiater, from whose library this came. Fine, with a letter laid in to Wiater from Roy Squires, the noted science fiction collector and dealer, from whom Wiater purchased it. Squires' lengthy letter comments extensively on the appallingly high prices "being asked -- and paid -- for the more desirable Arkham House books," in 1972, and then goes on to justify the high price Wiater had just paid for the Clark Ashton Smith manuscript, and says that he knows of only four prose poem manuscripts by Clark Ashton Smith in existence -- this one; one that he himself still had; and two that Smith's widow had at that time. A rare typescript by one of the most important American horror writers of the 20th century, with a long, illuminating letter from one of the great collectors and dealers in the field, and from the library of a horror writer who has been a three-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, given by the Horror Writers of America. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Special George Grosz Offering of 3 Associated Items: 1) An original George Grosz signed letter, handwritten on his stationary for Nora Mirmont, who was first a pupil of Grosz, and later an assistant and friend. 2) A rare mimeograph copy of the typescript for the lecture Nora Mirmont gave on the short film, "George Grosz' Interregnum"at the Hecksher Museum, Huntington in 1962, her perspective anticipating scholarship on Grosz's American years published in the 1980's, including the work of Hess and Flavell, and featuring her own translation of an excerpt from "A Little Yes and a Big No" (the autobiography of Grosz first published in 1946 in an English translation by Dorin). ******

      FORMATS: Book: Publisher's black cloth boards with plain sides, spine with stamped in gilt letters. Letter: loose, as issued, never mounted / Lecture: stapled paper sheets. CONDITION SUMMARY: Book: Very Good with presentation, pages and plates fine, and binding excellent / Book Jacket: Lacking / Letter: Acceptable, primary wear from being taller than book it was laid into: 2 mailing fold lines. / Lecture Mimeograph: About Fine. Letter and lecture mimeograph are now in archival sleeves. EDITION: Arts Inc., New York, a Golden Griffin Book, in English with contributions by George Grosz who selected most of the illustrations, edited principally by Herbert Bittner, quarto, 285 x 224 mm (11.22 x 8.82 inches), issued in the fall of 1960 - NORA MIRMONT: artist and educator, married name, Hambüchen; later resident of Lloyd Harbor, New York; first exhibition of oil paintings noted in February 13, 1954 New Yorker; artist prize at Heckscher Museum named the Nora Mirmont Hambeuchen Award: Museum of Modern Art has an artist file for her in archives. Harvard has in their Grosz archives 6 letters from Nora Hambüchen to Grosz (1955-57), with also correspondence from her husband, William Joseph Hambüchen (no. 163). Getty Research Institute has in their Grosz archives a mimeograph of "George Grosz' Interregnum by Nora Mirmont" along with other materials on the film (Grosz / Series II). GROSZ ADDRESS: a quarter mile from Heckscher Museum, site of Nora Mirmont's talk. One of their prized holdings is the Grosz painting, "Eclipse of the Sun" (1926). LETTER: An effusive thank you note handwritten in pen & violet ink on the artist's stationary with its Huntington address heading and facing black, gray and white woodcut vignette, addressed to Nora Mirmont with 5 short lines in German, done in fine style over one side of the 207 x 295 mm (8.15 x 11.61 inches) stationary sheet. Salutation is, "Liebe Nora" and note; "Vielen Herzlichen Dank / stets / Dein after Lehrer" (Many thanks, for always your teacher). He has carefully signed with his personal name, underscored with his characteristic intersecting perspective lines with punctuating dots, the 25 mm high capital G with an inner spiral flourish, the r, as a capital, strongly made with running feet. LECTURE MIMEOGRAPH: 5 full pages, about 255 lines, typed on one side only, clear and bright, pages fine, attached with a staple, heading with Heckscher Museum address and lecture title; "Introduction to the film, Interregnum, featuring the drawings of George Grosz", delivered by Nora Mirmont Monday, January 15, 1962 as part of the art education series, 'Tips on Painting'. "George Grosz' Interregnum" is a 29-minute documentary film about Germany between the World Wars, featuring George Grosz' drawings, and narrated by Lotte Lenya. It was produced by Altina and Charles Carey and released in 1960 by Educational Communication Corp, receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for 'Best Documentary Short Film'. Her lecture begins by criticizing the film for manipulating the historical record. "What you are going to see are the stark, terrifying, and superb drawings of George Grosz. But what has been done with them and what you are going to hear along with it will be strictly out of Hollywood's sense of drama." She introduces her main theme with, "I am concerned to present to you a balanced picture of a great artist who was my friend and teacher". Page 2 is an interesting exposition of Grosz' thoughts about satire and why he later was conflicted about the form and even denigrated it. It includes memories of conversations with Nora Mirmont. Pages 3-4 have Nora Mirmont's own English translation of the excerpt, "The artist enters his studio", from "A Little Yes and a Big No". Her translation, which reads very well, begins; "Yes, this is my room, this is my world. Yet at the same time it is like the shell of an oyster that closes quickly, or the house of a sensitive snail." Also on p. 4 is her reminiscence about the initial public response to the "Stick Men" paintings with an insider's view of their creation. Page 5: an excerpt from a letter Grosz wrote students at the Cleveland Institute of Art. In essence, it is a lucid exposition of his aesthetic. BOOK: with presentation by Nora Mirmont for recipient-O -, signed Nora, dated October 1960. Pagination: Confirmed complete, 160 pages with 114 illustrations on 108 plates, 96 numbered b/w plates of 1911-53 works, 84 full-page, and with 6 unnumbered color plates of 1928-1958 works. Texts include: an introductory essay with notes, "The Two Worlds of George Grosz", pp. 11-28, a Grosz essay, "On My Drawings" (reprinted from 1944), pp. 29-32, and a comprehensive bibliography (to 1960), pp 34-43. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        Ikari to Kanashimi no Kiroku / Record of Anger and Sadness

      Tokyo: Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 1960. Near fine in photo-illustrated wrappers, publisher's obi (darkened), complete with the publisher's thin acetate overlay (slightly shrunk as usual, and split vertically). Very important book in the history of Japanese photographic literature.. First Edition. Small quarto. An early protest book - likely the first major example - by a photographer best-known for his photographs of Japan's snow country. The book documents riots and protests resulting from the ratification of the 1960 Security Treaty between Japan and the United States. At the time Hamaya was one of Japan's leading photographers, yet these images were censored from the mainstream press, leading to the creation of small, independent, and inexpensively produced volumes that constitute the beginning of the protest book culture in Japanese photography. Hamaya's photograph of left-wing leader Michiko Kanba, brutally beaten to death by the police, was later published by Life magazine and was directly responsible for his subsequent inclusion in Magnum.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Clea (UK Hardcover, inscribed by Durrell in the year of publication)

      London: Faber and Faber, 1960. Third UK printing. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "Autographed for Justine and Larry -- / By Lawrence Durrell / Paris, 1960." Very Good in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Spine lean, extremities lightly bumped, and a small vintage seller sticker at the front pastedown. Jacket spine and extremities slightly toned, faint soil to the front panel, and brief chipping at the spine ends and corners. A very presentable copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        For Your Eyes Only

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1960.. First edition. Octavo, original black boards titles to the spine in silver. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine. A very sharp copy of the eighth novel in the James Bond series.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        For Your Eyes Only. Five Secret Occasions in the Life of James Bond

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1960. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt, eye design to upper board in white. With the dust jacket. Spine bumped, a bright clean copy, dust jacket lightly rubbed with 3 cm closed tear to front fold and small stain to foot of back panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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. Book and jacket show some signs of use and handling; a short tear to rear has a neat tape mend to reverse, some light soiling and a vertical crease to rear panel. Generally clean and attractive, with no inscriptions or price-clipping. Now housed in a leather backed clamshell box. First impression, Binding A. Gilbert A8a (1.1). First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Chopping, Richard. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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