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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 12th Impression in Near Fine Dustjacket

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1961 12th overall printing, or the 8th printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Very Good Plus book in a Near Fine condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien. This copy is one of the few early Houghton Mifflin copies with the full printing history stated on the verso of the title page. Stated 12th impression on front flap, not priced or clipped, priced in pencil at $3.95 to the dustjacket flap, noted as printed in Great Britain. This dustjacket is clean & bright with a bit of rubbing and a little color loss at the rear upper spine fold area. The book is the light green cloth, slightly darkened spine with some foxing to the cloth on the front and back panels. Shows no shelf wear or bumped corners, edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed. Features the title, dwarves hat, author and publisher stamped on the spine in blue. Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, red and black ink still show clear and bright against the unfoxed endpapers. No previous owners names or writing in the book. The folds at the flaps and ends of the spine have the smallest of rubs, but very small loss of color. The jacket shows no soiling in the white sections, except for on the spine where it is slightly darkened. A beautiful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in this Near Fine condition. A custom green leather slipcase to house this lovely edition is provided, featuring the Mountains and Dragon design as found on the UK cover. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        L'ARTE DI COMUNICARE

      FRANCO ANGELI, MILANO 1961 - RELAZIONI PUBBLICHE ITALIANO Illustrazioni in nero nei testi, pagine leggermente ingiallite causa tempo, rara fioritura, coperta morbida leggermente usurata, sovraccoperta con segni di usura e con piccoli strappi ai bordi

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        I DISEGNI DEI PITTORI FIORENTINI.

      Milano 1961. 3 voll. Magnifica ril. in tela, dorso in mz. pelle con nerv. e tass. con tit. in oro, cm 32x25, Vol. I: Testo, pp 471, 63 tavv a colori f.t.; Vol. II: Catalogo, pp 610; Vol. III: Illustrazioni, 19 cc. non numer., 1000 ill. b/n. Esempl. perfetto.

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        ANNA KARENINA

      EINAUDI, TORINO 1961 - NARRATORI STRANIERI TRADOTTI ITALIANO Pagine lievemente ingiallite rimanendo comunque in buonissimo stato di conservazione, coperta rigida con macchia di umidità alla parte superiore dei due piatti ed al dorso

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        UNDERSTUDY FOR LOVE

      Newsstand Library Inc. 1961.], [Chicago - Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Newsstand Library #U170. Paperback original. Touch of rubbing to cover edges, a fine, unread copy. Scarce. (#125675) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Thunderball

      Jonathan Cape, London 1961 - First Edition, First printing with the words "First Published 1961" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL First issue dustjacket has the publisher's printed price present on the front flap with NO chips or tears. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's black cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Steps Toward Artificial Intelligence" in Proceedings of the IRE, Vol. 49, No. 1, 1961, pp. 8-30

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS OF MINSKY'S "SEMINAL" WORK ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (MIT Biography). In this paper, Minsky outlines the basic features of AI programs that today still form the basis of artificial solving, including searching and pattern-recognition techniques. This work established symbol manipulation - divided into heuristic search, pattern recognition, learning, planning, and induction - to be at the center of any attempt at understanding intelligence (A.C.M. Statement of Minsky's achievements). Marvin Minsky was a pioneer of robotics and tele-presence who designed and built some of the first visual scanners, mechanical hands with tactile sensors, one of the first LOGO 'turtles', and their software and hardware interfaces - works that influenced many subsequent robotic projects. This 1961 work by Minsky surveyed and analyzed what had been done before and outlined many major problems that the infant discipline of artificial intelligence would later need to face. This paper "reveals a remarkable catalogue of techniques that had been developed in less than a decade's worth of research, [including] "basic forms of search, evaluation, and learning, but also the beginnings of a model of intelligence and a way that programs could begin to 'understand' their own behavior. Minsky ended the paper with a look toward a future where time-sharing and multiprocessing programs would provide easier access to a growing amount of computing power" (Henderson, Artificial Intelligence, 63). CONDITION AND DETAILS: New York: Institute of Radio Engineers. 4to. Original printed wrappers with scuffs and edge wear; short closed tears at spine tips and on the contents page. Library stamp on front cover and contents page; no other library markings. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Monthly abstract bulletin from the Kodak Research Laboratories

      Rochester, NY: Eastman Kodak Company, 1961. First editions. 8vos., approximately 68 pp. each. 304 issues, as follows: Vol. 16, Jan. - Dec., 1930, loose in original wrappers; Vol. 17, Jan. - Dec. 1931, loose in original wrappers; Vol. 18, Jan, March --Dec., 1932, loose with the first 5 issues in original wrappers, others worn; Vols. 19 - 36, 1933 - 50, bound bi-yearly, complete, in blue cloth; Vols. 37 - 45, 1950 -1959, bound yearly, complete, in blue cloth; Vol. 46, Jan. - March, May, Sept., 1960, loose in original wrappers; Vol. 47, 1961, in blue cloth, complete. A long and near complete run. An essential reference to the articles, patents and research papers on the topics including Theory, Emulsions, Apparatus, Chemicals, Graphic Arts, Photocopying, Motion-Picture Photography, Color Photography, etc.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Adam i Eva [Adam and Eve].

      [c. 1961]. Perfect bound typescript (205 × 142 mm). Contemporary patterned blue cloth. Contents toned. An excellent copy. 1961 samizdat of the play, which was originally published in 1931.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        James and the Giant Peach, A Children's Story

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1961. Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Quarto. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, front cover with design copied from the frontispiece blocked in blind, apple green endpapers. With the printed colour dust jacket. Colour frontispiece, 4 colour plates, 1 tinted, 19 illustrations to text, of which 10 are tinted. An excellent copy in the bright jacket with a couple of short closed tears to head of spine panel. First edition, first printing with the 5 line colophon on the last page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A los toros avec Picasso.

      André Sauret, Monte Carlo 1961 - Monte Carlo, André Sauret, 1961. Quer-4°. 153 (1) S. Mit 4 (dv. 1 farb.) Lithographien u. 103 (dv. 4 farb.) ganzs. Illustrationen von Pablo Picasso. Illustr. Orig.-Leinenband in illustr. Orig.-Pappschuber. Die 4 Lithographien (dv. 1 in 24 Farben) wurden auf der Presse der Mourlot Frères abgezogen. - Mit Exlibris von Gotthard Schuh auf dem festen Vorsatz. - Der Leinenrücken mit kleinen Stockfleckchen. Der Schuber wenig berieben und der Rücken etwas verblichen. - Sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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        My Brother Aquarius. Poems.

      Nash Publications 1961 - FIRST EDITION, frontispiece repeating dustjacket design, light foxing to title-page with the odd spot further in, one page with a small scribble in red pencil, sliver of surface lifting to final text-page, pp. [viii], 62, 4to, original blue cloth lettered in gilt to upper board and backstrip, very light rubbing to extremities and a few indentations at head of lower board, dustjacket designed by Tennant with some light soiling to rear panel, very good. With a lengthy inscription in blue ink by Tennant across the front endpapers: 'For Carol Pennels, I think you are a true poet.' - Tennant goes on to enumerate the qualities he has discerned in the work she has sent to him, ending 'Poetry is an Essence of Experience. You are saving something precious from Oblivion. Very cordially yours, Stephen Tennant'. The inscription is written from Wilsford Manor and dated to October 1972. On the facing pastedown, Tennant has written his poem 'The soul of a wheel is the space between the spokes', an adaptation from the Chinese, along with a quotation from 'Romeo & Juliet' - attributed to 'W. Shakespeare? a Bacon? or Edward de Vere?'. Laid in at the front is a letter to the same recipient, presenting the book, from her Uncle John - who evidently worked for Tennant in some capacity, as the address at the head is the same. A charming presentation copy from the one-time socialite and then recluse, his aesthetic nature developing a mystical tone.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        L'AMORE È SOGNO

      EDIZIONI SIA, 1961. 1961 segnlazione "Selezione SIA 1961", prima silloge del poeta veneziano, con biglietto accompagnatorio autografo indirizzato alla RAI di Venezia, 16mo 44pp - Brossura - Stato libro: OTTIMO piatti con lievi rossure, pagine brunite, alcuni rari e delicati segni a matita PRE-41357 catalogo Poesia - Poetry

      [Bookseller: Libreria MarcoPolo]
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        Cento favole

      Parma , GUANDA, 1961 - Traduzione di Nerina Martini Bernardi. 6 litografie originali in nero di Pietro Annigoni. Una delle 200 copie firmate al colophon dall'Artista. 4to (cm 33x25). pp. 202. . Molto buono (Very Good). Dedica alla prima pagina bianca (Inscription on first blank page). Edizione originale di 300 es. numerati. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Revista: FILM IDEAL. SERIE A

      1961. Film Ideal. Madrid. 1961- 63. 5 vols. Folio menor (31 cm) Enc. tela. Profusamente ilustrada con fotografías en blanco y negro. En muy buen estado de conservación. FILM IDEAL. UN CINE MEJOR PARA UN MUNDO MEJOR. B (Ref.27107) historia contemporanea cine cinematografia arte fotografia actores actrices

      [Bookseller: Libros con Historia]
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        Mirò 1959-1960

      New York , PIERRE MATISSE GALLERY, 1961 - Volume stampato in occasione della mostra di Joan Mirò presso la Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York 31 ottobre - 25 novembre 1961. Testo in francese di Yvon Taillandier. 6 pochoirs sciolti a colori e 23 in bianco e nero. Elenco delle tavole. Allegato un fascicolo stampato su carta pesante azzurra con la traduzione in inglese dei testi e una tavola sciolta ripiegata con riproduzione di una ceramica dell'Artista. Una delle 1200 copie con 2 litografie originali a colori, di cui una in copertina su quattro pagine (cm 47x96) ed una sciolta su doppia pagina (cm 31x47). 4to (cm 31x24). pp. 32 non numerate + tavole. . Ottimo (Fine). . Edizione di XXV+50+1200 es. numerati e firmati. [Cramer, 1989]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        THE CASE OF THE ROVING ROLLS: A Brains Benton Mystery, #4.

      Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., (1961.) : , 1961. Hardcover first edition - The fourth Brains Benton mystery story - Illustrated with drawings in green by Al Schmidt. Only 4 books in this series listed on back cover. 186 pp plus 2 pp publisher's advertisements Green and cream diamond endpapers. Very good condition only in illustrated boards (usual toning to the pages, binding sturdy.) .

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        The Final Deduction

      New Haven: Viking Press, 1961. Hardcover. Near fine/very good +. Inscribed (5/2/72) on half-title by author. Pink star remainder stamp on flap and paste down endpaper. Unclipped DJ in Mylar.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store IOBA FABA]
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        Le Testament d'Orphee. Film. COCTEAU'S SIGNED PRESENTATON COPY TO LOUIS PAUWELS

      Editions du Rocher, Monaco,, [1961]. 8vo., First Edition, text in French, with 62 pages of full-page photographs from the film; grey tweed boards, upper board with mounted photograph [of Maria Casares] lettered in red, backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO LOUIS PAUWELS WITH THE FORMER'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON HALF-TITLE. With two copies of Rocher's flier, printed in pink and black and listing Cocteau' available works, loosely inserted. 'Le Testament d'Orphee' (1959) is the third film in Cocteau's Orphic trilogy, following 'Blood of a Poet' (1930) and 'Orphee' (1950). In addition to the author himself, the cast includes many leading theatrical and literary figures of the period, including Jean-Pierre Leaud, Maria Casares, Francoise Arnoul, Yul Brynner, Claudine Augier, Pablo Picasso, Charles Aznavour and Jean Marais. The screenplay with stills was published two years later; this copy is inscribed by Cocteau ('Jean') to Louis Pauwels, the eminent French journalist and author of 'The Morning of the Magicians' (1960). SIGNED COPIES ARE EXTREMELY SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Bulletin de la Société des Sciences Historiques et Naturelles de l'Yonne. .

      Auxerre, Société des Sciences Historiques et Naturelles de l'Yonne, 1961 à 1991. - 22 vol. grand in-8, reliés demi-basane fauve, dos à faux nerfs forains de doubles filets dorés à fric, titre, millésime et tomaisons dorés, bordés d'un filet doré, plats marbrés, couvertures conservées, illustrations in et h.-t., complet du vol. de table pour les années 1961-1981. Très belle condition, ensemble peu commun dans une reliure d'aussi belle qualité, Sommaire : Collection complète pour les années 1961 à 1991. Les années 1961 à 1978 sont reliés en deux années par volume, une année par volume ensuite. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Thunderball.

      London Jonathan Cape 1961 - First edition, first issue, 8vo, publisher's grey-black cloth with blindstamped skeletal hand on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket by Richard Chopping, very slight rubbing to corner-tips but overall an excellent example. Gilbert A9a 1.1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Once A Mouse.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1961 - First edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author with a drawing on a card pasted in, opposite the title page. Marcia Browne was one of the most honored illustrators in children's literature, is a three-time Caldecott Medalist and six-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, as well as winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for the body of her work. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Franny and Zooey

      Little, Brown & Co, Boston and Toronto 1961 - 8vo 5.25" x 8" pp. [2] 3-201 Previous owner name lightly in ink on FFE, previous bookseller notes in pencil on FFE, three foxing spots on inside front and several more on rear end paper, water spot on front cover running most of the length of the book by 1" wide, spine faded. DJ has chipping on three of four corners, chipping at top and bottom of spine, 2" tear at top of rear flap and crease on rear. " I don't happen to be attracted to the St. Francis of Assisi type. But you are. And, in my opinion, that's one of the reasons why you're having this little nervous breakdown. And especially the reason why you're having it at home. This place is made to order for you. The service is good, and there's plenty of hot and cold running ghosts." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Derrière le Miroir n.°125-126. Textes de René Char; Jacques Dupin.

      4°; pp. 28 con nove litografie a colori di cui una alla copertina e due a tripla pagina. Brochure edit. illustrata con titoli al piatto. Bella edizione della nota rivista dedicata al grande maestro, numero raro e ricercato. Manca al Cramer; cfr. Catalogue de Derrière le Miroir et Affiches - Maeght Editeur.(vedi riproduz.)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Prandi s.n.c.]
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        Ten Apples Up on Top!

      Random House, 1961 One of the hardest to find first editions. Seuss used the LeSieg pseudonym. Near fine book. Dust jacket slightly worn. First Edition as indicated by the price 195/195 printed on the dust jacket. Illustrated in color by Roy McKie. A Beginning Beginner Book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Sneetches and Other Stories

      New York: Random House, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Decorative Boards. Near Fine/VG++. An attractive First Edition, First printing of this Dr. Seuss title. The book itself is in near fine condition and is clean and bright throughout. There is light pinpoint dotting on the decorative boards, which are solid and firm in construction. Slight wear on either ends of the spine. Title along spine is clear and undamaged. Light rubbing on the ends of the boards and corners. Boards open to a beautifully preserved front end and front free end paper, small script by previous owner in gold ink in upper right hand corner. A few pages throughout book display very minor fading along top edge with otherwise flawless pages. Drawings and text throughout book are impeccable in condition. Well preserved jacket displays in Very Good ++ condition , contains all first edition points [Younger & Hirsch 73-74].The dust jacket is protected in an archival jacket. The dust jacket is bright and colorful but shows minor crinkling and touches of wear on the edges and spine along with a 1/2" closed tear on the bottom edge of the back panel. Light scratching on rear wrapper. Overall much less wear than is normally seen. Front and rear flaps in excellent condition with "295/295" price. A piece that will satisfy a Dr. Seuss enthusiast or new comer alike.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        The Cloud Forest [Inscribed Association Copy]

      NY: Viking. 1961. A chronicle of a trip through the Amazon wilderness, Matthiessen's second book of nonfiction and the first of his numerous personal accounts of travel and exploration, with which he carved out a unique position in American literature. Inscribed by the author to his parents: "For Mom & Dad/ with much love & many thanks/ Pete." Minor handling evident to boards, faint spine-sunning; a very good copy, lacking the dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Yorkshire Jurassic Flora; I ? Thallophyta ? Pteridophyta, II ? Flora of the Pipe-Clay Series of Dorset (Lower Bagshot), III ? Bennettitales, IV ? Ginkgoales and Czekanowskiales, V ? Coniferales. In Five Volumes.

      London Order of the Trustees of the British Museum 1961-79 1st editions - 5 volumes. Hardbacks, large, 12 x 10 inches. In grey cloth covers with gilt lettering. Vol.5 with gilt vignette to front. Volumes 3&4 with original dustwrappers. In very good near fine conditions with near fine dustwraps. (DW, vol4 slightly faded around edges.) A couple of small marks to cloths. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. Illustrated with highly detailed b&w diagrams.

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        One-Eyed Jacks (Original oversize double weight photograph from the 1961 film)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1961. Vintage oversize borderless black-and-white double weight still photograph from the 1961 film. Marlon Brando shown riding a horse with his eyes closed. Though not stamped, the photo was shot by photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who would go on to shoot Brando again for "Apocalypse Now." Brando's directorial debut, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography. 9 x 13.5 inches (23 x 34.5 cm). Near Fine. Complete collation details available on request.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Very early Ted Kennedy letter "I had the pleasure of meeting with Our Holy Father, Pope John XXIII, …and asked His Holiness to bless the enclosed medal for you" - included is one of the rarest such medallions in 18k gold.

      n.p., June 13, 1961. 5/8"(medal), 7.25" x 10.5". "(1) 18k gold medal measuring 5/8-inch in diameter. Pope John XXIII is pictured on one side encircled with ""JOHANNES XXIII PONTIFEX MAX.""(2) Edward M. Kennedy. Typed Letter Signed ""Ted Kennedy / Many thanks for the other day John,"" 1p, 7.25"" x 10.5"". No place, June 13, 1961. To Mr. John Mahanna, Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Three file holes at blank left margin. The 29-year-old brother of the President writes, in full, ""During my recent visit in Rome, I had the pleasure of meeting with Our Holy Father, Pope John XXIII, and the privilege of receiving His blessing. I expressed my wish to share this honor with my friends and asked His Holiness to bless the enclosed medal for you. Best personal regards.""John Gerald William Mahanna (1913-1984), a Navy man, was on leave from fighting in the Pacific, visiting San Francisco. He went to check into a hotel, but it was booked. Another Navy man in line, hearing that he was from Massachusetts, said, ""You can bunk with me if you want."" It was John F. Kennedy, and the two struck up a friendship. After the war, the two stayed in touch. Mahanna became a county editor at The Berkshire Press in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, supporting JFK in his races for Congress, the Senate, and the presidency. In the 1960s, he became a public relations specialist with the Office of Civil Defense and then a liaison in the office of the Secretary of the Army."

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        Parti de Liverpool. Lithographies originales de René Genis.

      Paris, Les Médecins Bibliophiles, 1961 ; in-4 carré, en feuilles sous couverture kaki rempliée, chemise-étui de l'éditeur ; 34 illustrations lithographiées en couleurs dont 23 à pleine page. Premier tirage des lithographies de René Genis (1922-2004), édition unique à 150 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil à la forme Blanchet Frères Kléber de Rives, celui-ci N°24 imprimé pour Jules Euzière, doyen de la Faculté de médecine de Montpellier. Diplomé de l'Ecole nationale des arts décoratifs, René Genis fréquente l'atelier de Bernard Gromaire et celui de Jean Lurçat ; il expose au Salon de la Jeune Peinture, dont il reçoit le prix en 1960 ; sociétaire du Salon d'Automne, il acquiert une renommée internationale en exposant à New-York, Tokyo, Essen, Lausanne, Genève, Taipei, etc. Edouard Peisson raconte ici l'histoire du Titanic vue par les officiers et les marins. Lui, qui a été radio-télégraphiste à la compagnie Paquet et à la compagnie Transatlantique, qui a pratiqué la fameuse ligne Europe-Amérique, nous procure un regard différent sur ces hommes prisonniers des «villes flottantes» en acier ; avec l'aide de René Genis, tout ce monde et tout ce drame sont rendus dans un bien beau livre. Exemplaire en très bel état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Clagahé]
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        Le testament d'Orphée

      First edition, one of the 60 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper Marais, only large paper.Iconography.Nice copy. Editions du Rocher Monaco 1961 13,5x18,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Fahrt ins Staublose. Die Gedichte der Nelly Sachs.

      - Frankfurt am Main; Suhrkamp, 1961. 22,5x14,5 cm. 386, (15, 3 blanks) pp. Publisher's black cloth with printed dustjacket. The jacket is a trifle chipped at head of spine and joints. Fine. First collected edition of Sachs's poems, edited by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. The collection contains also some poems published here for the first time. Inscribed by Sachs to her Swedish publishers Gerard and Elisabeth Bonnier during a get-together in Bengt and Margareta Holmqvist's home: "Für Peggy und Gerard nach unserem wunderschönen Abend / Eure Li / Bei Bengt und Margareta / Stockholm d. 30.11.66". The Holmqvist couple were Sach's closest friend during the last decade of her life, and Margareta translated two books by Sachs into Swedish. Wilpert/Gühring 10. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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        My Brother Aquarius (Signed With A Lengthy Inscription By The Author)

      First UK and only printing published by Nash Publications in 1961. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Coloured frontispiece repeating dustjacket design. Light marks and rubbing to the board edges. Light foxing to the title-page with the odd spot further in. Creasing to some lower page corners. The flimsy paper WRAPPER (designed by Tennant) is complete and is in Very Good + condition. Some light soiling in places. Mild edge-wear with a 5cm closed tear to lower front spine fold. The wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. With a lengthy inscription in blank ink by Tennant across the front endpapers: 'For Diana Ogg, Hoping that the charms of prosody and ballad-making will continue to enthral her! - The magic of poetry is enigmatic, pungent, witty, wise and beguiling ~ Perhaps Diana is a poet herself?, yours Stephen Tennant, with cordial good wishes' . On the facing pastedown, Tennant has written three quotations from 'Shelley' and a "Sage'. A charming presentation copy from the one-time socialite and then recluse, his aesthetic nature developing a mystical tone.

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        The Worm And The Ring (Signed By The Author)

      A First UK printing published by Heinemann in 1961.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.The binding is tight and the book is free from inscriptions and erasures.The text block is lightly toned but the pages are clean.The gilt titling on the spine is slightly dulled.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.It has mild edge-wear to the upper spine and some mild rubbing to the corners. The pink lettering is faded to the spine.The spine is mildly toned with a little light staining to the lower spine edge.Small closed tear to the lower front edge and a small stain to the front cover within the black colouring.There is a mild vertical crease to each of the flaps.The condition of the wrapper is much better than usually encountered.The John Rowland designed wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been Signed by Anthony Burgess to the title page.A very SCARCE early key BURGESS title with an interesting history:The novel was withdrawn from circulation following a libel action by Gwendoline Bustin, the secretary of Banbury Grammar School where Burgess taught in the early fifties.Several characters were recognisable as figures from the school, but only Miss Burstin, later Lady Mayoress of Banbury, objected.Heinemann agreed to 'amend all unsold copies of the book' (The Times, October 25, 1962) but actually pulped them.An extremely scarce title to find with such attributes.The first we have handled as such.

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        The Worm And The Ring ( Signed By The Author )

      Heinemann 1961 - A First UK printing published by Heinemann in 1961.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.The binding is tight and the book is free from inscriptions and erasures.The text block is lightly toned but the pages are clean.The gilt titling on the spine is slightly dulled.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.It has mild edge-wear to the upper spine and some mild rubbing to the corners. The pink lettering is faded to the spine.The spine is mildly toned with a little light staining to the lower spine edge.Small closed tear to the lower front edge and a small stain to the front cover within the black colouring.There is a mild vertical crease to each of the flaps.The condition of the wrapper is much better than usually encountered.The John Rowland designed wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been Signed by Anthony Burgess to the title page.A very SCARCE early key BURGESS title with an interesting history:The novel was withdrawn from circulation following a libel action by Gwendoline Bustin, the secretary of Banbury Grammar School where Burgess taught in the early fifties.Several characters were recognisable as figures from the school, but only Miss Burstin, later Lady Mayoress of Banbury, objected.Heinemann agreed to 'amend all unsold copies of the book' (The Times, October 25, 1962) but actually pulped them.An extremely scarce title to find with such attributes.The first we have handled as such. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Wastrel (Original screenplay for the 1961 film, actor Van Heflin's working copy)

      Rome: Lux Film, 1961. Draft script for the 1961 film. Based on the 1949 novel by Frederic Wakeman. Actor Van Heflin's working copy, with his holograph notations throughout. After a drunken boating accident leaves him adrift in the ocean with his young son, a man (Heflin) reflects on his past and the mistakes he made. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Printed outside of the United States, lacking titled wrappers. 154 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, unbound.

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        Thunderball' (A James Bond Spy Thriller) contained within 'Argosy' magazine for men. Volume 353, Number 6, December 1961.

      Ohio and New York: Popular Publications, Incorporated. 1961 - Magazine format in pictorial paper wraps. Original price: 50 cents. Minor wear to spine and postal label to upper else fine. The novel 'Thunderball' is advertised on the front cover as an 'extra book bonus' and appears on pages 128–44, with a sepia-toned frontispiece illustration by Gil Cohen. An abridged version published shortly after the bookform edition. This is the first American periodical appearance and the first US illustrated edition. Scarce. Gilbert A9b 'Periodical Appearances', page 319. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        PENSIERI SULL'ARTE E RICORDI AUTOBIOGRAFICI

      EDIZIONI PAOLINE, 1961. ITALIANO 0,34 Introduzione e note di Giuseppe D'Annibale, coperta rigida con lievissimi segni di usura e leggermente scolorita al dorso, pagine leggermente brunite ai bordi e con rara fioritura USATO

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        Un oubli moins profond. - Le chemin de Monclar. - Le jardin des trinitaires

      - Gallimard, Paris 1961-1966, 14x20,5cm pour les deux premiers volumes & 15x21,5cm pour le dernier, 3 volumes brochés. - Prima edizione, una delle 35 copie numerate in Olanda per ogni volume, edizione deluxe. set rara e bella della trilogia completa. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 35 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande pour chacun des volumes, tirage de tête. Rare et bel ensemble de cette trilogie complète.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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