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        The Phantom Tollbooth

      New York: Epstein & Carroll, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Very Good, in a first issue dust jacket with price intact and author photo on rear panel. Signed by Norton Juster, inscribed to previous owner. Light soiling and light rubbing to cloth. Light lean to spine. Dust jacket shows uneven toning and chipping, with several medium sized chips to the rear panel and a small chip from the interior of the spine panel; splits starting at the flap folds. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Storia di Brescia

      Morcelliana Editrice 1961 Importante opera storica in 4 volumi + 1 volume indice nomi e argomenti. Tutti i volumi sono rilegati in tessuto rosso, con scritte e decorazioni su costa e copertina in oro zecchino. Edizione del 1961. Promossa e diretta da Giovanni Treccani degli Alfieri per interessamento della Banca San Paolo di Brescia.

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        The Red Pavilion. A Chinese Dectective Story. Kuala Lumpur, Art Printing Works, 1962.

      Pp. (viii), 200. With six illustrations and two sketch maps at beginning and end. Original depictive wrappers, with some wear and some staining to rear cover. With signed inscription by the author. Second edition (first London 1961). Robert van Gulik (1910-67) was a Dutch diplomat and scholar who lived for many years in China and Japan. He wrote several Chinese detective stories using his great knowledge of Chinese life, history and literature. They are all set in Imperial China and based on the real character Judge Dee, a statesman and detective Di Renjie who lived in the 7th century during the Tang Dynasty

      [Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books]
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        Call For The Dead

      The First UK printing published by Gollancz in 1961. The BOOK is in near FINE condition with just light pushing at the lower spine end.The boards are clean and the gilt titling remains bright.A hint of offsetting to the front end paper.The book is free from inscriptions and erasures.The pages remain clean.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.It is the correct first issue with the price of 13/6 net to the front lower flap and the code X21 to the lower rear cover.With just a hint of creasing to the upper spine tip and a little darkening on the fold, the wrapper is in exceptional condition for its age having undergone NO restoration or repairs.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. A very sharp and exceptional copy which has had only one owner since publication! The author's first book which introduced the now famous George Smiley to the world.The book was adapted into a film entitled 'The Deadly Affair' directed by Sidney Lumet and starring James Mason as Smiley. The film received five BAFTA Awards nominations, including Best British Film and Best British Actor. Extremely scarce with such attributes and by far the nicest copy we have handled.Highly collectible.Further images on request.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Seurat et son oeuvre. Les artistes & son oeuvres. Etudes et documents publiés par P. Brame et C. M. de Hauke. 2 Bde. Mit zahlr. Abbildungen.

      Gründ . -, Paris 1961 - Olwd. mit schwarzgepr. Deckel- und RTitel sowie KGoldschnitt. 33,5 : 26,5 cm. 1 von 550 arab. num. Exemplaren. - Im Schnitt leicht gebräunt. Einbd. im Randbereich etw. fleckig. 5000 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ketterer Kunst Hamburg GmbH]
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        Londoner Skizzen. 1961, Goldmann Taschenbuch mit Leinenrücken 768 Goldmanns gelbe Taschenbücher

      München, W. Goldmann Verlag, 1961 - Taschenbuch in gutem Zustand. Altersbedingt sind die Seiten angegilbt. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. f17/gol/768 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 400 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Olaf Roehder]
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        For the New Intellectual The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

      Random House, New York, 1961 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Printing" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Ayn Rand on a laid in signature. A wonderful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the spine. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Works of Michael Drayton Edited by William Hebel

      London: Shakespeare Head Press By Basil Blackwell. 1961 - Shakespeare Head Press By Basil Blackwell, 1961. Hardcover. Used, Good. Good five-volume hardcover set. Covers show wear. Ex college Library with usual markings - one bookplate to the front paste down and ‘Withdrawn Occidental College Library’ to the page edges - top and bottom and to the base of the title page. Stamps to the reverse of the title. A label and cards to the rear of each volume together with a barcode. Text is clean and unmarked. Binding is tight, hinges strong. Top edges are blue, but faded and stamped. Very scarce. Condition Report Externally · see above and photos Internally see above and photos [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        James and the Giant Peach

      Knopf, 1961 A very good first edition, first issue (with "Bound by H. Wolff" in the colophon in the back of the book). Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Some small chips and some closed tears on the front of the jacket. Original price of $3.95 still on jacket flap. The spine of the jacket is less faded than usual.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Les merveilleuse centuries et prophéties de Nostradamus. Illustrations en couleur par Jean Gradassi. Nice. Editions Artisanales Sefer, 1961.

      - 1 volume in-4° en feuilles sous chemise papier avec inscrustations végétales. Emboitage de toile décoré de papier noir et or. 223 p. + 15 hors-texte de GradassIi. Un des 625 exemplaires sur grand vélin de Docelles. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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      Collective Edition, one of the 15 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies. Nice copy. Rare. Seuil Paris 1961 13,5x20,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Unconditional Surrender - The Conclusion of Men at Arms and Officers and Gentlemen.

      Chapman & Hall, London. 1961 - First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 311. The final part of the Sword of Honour trilogy.Signed by the author on the title-page.Fine in fine dustwrapper with one small nick. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Weegee by Weegee. An Autobiography.

      New York: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, , 1961. Octavo. Original black cloth, gilt lettered spine, gilt facsimile of Weegee's studio stamp on front cover. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece of Weegee by Philippe Halsman and 57 full-page plates. Some marks to covers, tips bumped. A very good copy in the torn jacket with some loss to head of rear panel, and tape repairs to verso. First edition, first printing. With a photo of Fellig tipped-in to the front free endpaper and inscribed by him: "To Ivor Richman, another weegee, Weegee. London, 1996." Weegee, the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig (1899-1968), developed his signature photographic style by following the city's emergency services and documenting their activity. In 1938, he was the only New York newspaper reporter with a permit to have a portable police-band shortwave radio. He listened closely to police broadcasts and prided himself on beating the authorities to the scene, keeping a portable darkroom in the trunk of his car in order to get his freelance product to the newspapers first. He later also worked in cinema, initially making his own short films and later collaborating with film directors such as Jack Donohue and Stanley Kubrick.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Thunderball (A James Bond Novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1961., 1961. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 254. Publisher's black cloth with embossed skeleton hand design to upper board, gilt titles to spine. In original dustwrapper. Some dustiness to edges else near fine in like, bright wrapper, SIGNED by Richard Chopping to the rear flap.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Jonathan Cape; London, 1961 Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. First Published 1961 stated on the copyright page with no mention of later printings; First Edition. Book has slight edge wear and very minor foxing on page ends; near fine. The dust jacket has the original price of 15s. net printed on the front flap. Very minor rubbing at the corners and spine ends. Comes housed in a custom made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Bachelors Get Lonely

      William Morrow & Company, 1961 Fine in a near fine dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Gardner to his wife on the front free endpage. First Edition; 1961 stated on title and copyright page. Original price of $2.95 printed on the front flap of dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor wear along edges and spine ends. Comes housed in a custom slip case. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        The Doomsday Book.

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1961. Octavo. Original red boards, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Boards gently bowed, a few minor spots to top edge; an excellent copy in the bright jacket. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Tony [Jacobs], from Julian (J. Maclaren-Ross), 7-4-61." The recipient is identified by another hand as Anthony Jacobs, the actor. Jacobs is mentioned in the dedication, which reads to "R. D. Smith, Anthony Jacobs, and all those who on Sound Radio, helped to bring these characters to life." Jacobs's first radio lead was in Maclaren-Ross's radio play Captain Kidd, in 1946. The year prior to this book's publication, Jacobs had also taken the lead role in Maclaren-Ross's radio play Dream Man.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Hollow

      Fontana, UK 1961 - 5th Imp1961. The Fontana paperback edition is flat signed by Agatha Christie to the title page. A single volume which has been re-bound in cloth with a matching slipcase that retains the original paperback cover. The book and slip case are in fine conditon. Contents good with age toning to pages. The book originally belonged to Mary Anna Marten and was purchased via auction. It was part of a lot of Thirty Five signed Agatha Christie books bound together in seven volumes. These have now been split and re-bound into separate individual volumes. All books were signed by Agatha Christie sometime in the late sixties. Mary Anna Marten OBE (1929 - 2010) the daughter of Napier George Henry Sturt, 3rd Baron Alington and Lady Mary Sibell Ashley-Cooper, daughter of the 9th Earl of Shaftesbury, sometime Lord Steward to the Household of George V & Queen Mary, by his wife Lady Constance Sibell Grosvenor, a great friend of Queen Mary, dau of Earl Grosvenor, and sister of Bendor, 2nd Duke of Westminster. She was god-daughter to Queen Elizabeth (later The Queen Mother), and in 1953 her son Napier was a page at the Coronation of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second.After joining the Brownies alongside Princess Margaret, Mary Anna went to school in Lancaster Gate and later attended Cheltenham Ladies' College. Upon the death of her father, Mary Anna inherited the Crichel House Estate in Dorset. Mary Anna and her husband, Lt.-Cdr. George (Toby) Gosselin Marten, Royal Navy, (1918 - 1997), son of Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Arthur Marten, were married on 25 November 1949 at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton. He was an equerry to King George VI, and the marriage was attended by King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (Mary Anna's godmother), Princess Margaret, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Marina, Duchess of Kent, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone and Major-General the Earl of Athlone. The Martens had a son, Napier, and five daughters.[7] Mary Anna was made High Sheriff of Dorset in 1974, a post she held for 26 years, until 2000.She was an archaeologist of note. Mary Anna was appointed a Trustee of the British Museum by the Prime Minister on 5 December 1985. She was a collector of jade and of rare books. In 2008 Mary Anna published (privately) her memoirs entitled 'As it Was'. Mary Anna died on 20 January 2010. Digital images available upon request. Ref10341 Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A House for Mr. Biswas

      McGraw-Hill Book Company 1961 - First US edition. (No additional printings, apparently designating first for British-printed books like this one by publisher.) 531 p. Green cloth with silver lettering. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Jacket chipped at head and tail, slight fading to spine, crease to front panel, foxing to verso, price intact ($5.95). The acclaimed novel by the Trinidadian Nobel laureate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verso la Certosa; con un Disegno di Leonetta Cecchi Peraccini

      Riccardo Ricciardi, Milano 1961 - 8vo, 164pp; wrappers. An excellent presentation copy, inscribed and signed by Gadda on the half title page to the German writer and publisher Hans Magnus Enzensberger, dated 1963, when Enzensberger was instrumental in bringing out a German translation of Gadda's La Cognizione del Dolore, providing afterword. Gadda inscriptions are quite uncommon and this one has a meaningful association. Small closed tear at top of front wrapper, few marks [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books (ABAA, ILAB)]
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        No 125-126: Miró - Dansez, Montagnes par René Char

      - - sonst sehr guter Zustand / very good condition / 4 Tafeln: 38 cm x 28 cm; 2 Einband-Lithographien: 56 cm x 38 cm / Text französisch - Gewicht in Gramm: 306 Maeght Editeur, Paris, 1961. 6 lithographierte Tafeln und beidseitig lithographierter Einband (zusammen 8 Lithographien), kart., folio, (1 Tafel am Rand etwas berieben) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Call for the Dead (Signed First)

      Gollancz 1961 - First edition, first impression, signed by John le Carré on a plate to the title page; newly-rebound in bright red morocco - stamped in gilt, five raised bands, black labels to the backstrip, and marbled endpapers. Boards and binding ‘As New’ – very clean and tight. The page block, which has been trimmed down at some point in the past, is browned with sporadic spotting and light marking to the edge and margins; 1cm closed tear to the fore-edge of the last page. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        Tropic of Cancer

      New York: Grove Press, Inc., (1961), 1961. First American edition, limited issue, number 23 of 100 numbered copies, signed by Miller. Fine, bright copy.. 8vo, original brown quarter buckram, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering. Henry Miller's landmark book which was prevented from being published in America for decades. This limited issue is very scarce. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        Catch-22 A Novel

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1961. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in bright blue morocco, titles to spine blocked in white copied from the original spine, pictorial onlay of a red figure to front board copied from the dust jacket, decorative endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1961. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Thunderball by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1961. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Page block square and tight, clean white edges. Covers fine and unmarked in like 'as new' dust jacket, completely unfaded and without toning. An excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        The 500th Anniversary Pictorial Census of the Gutenberg Bible. With Introduction on the Life and Work of Johannes Gutenberg by Aloys Ruppel.

      Folio. Original red cloth, blocked in gilt, endpaper maps, top edges gilt; illustrated with 6 colour plates and 284 black and white photographs; an excellent copy, in the original cloth-covered slipcase. Limited to 985 numbered copies, signed by the author. A census, with bibliographical descriptions, of all known copies of the Gutenberg Bible, as well as the locations of fragments and single leaves. Each copy of the Bible is represented by reproductions of a text page or pages plus photographs of its binding and of the library in which the volume is located.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        In Parenthesis. Seinnyessit e gledyf ym penn mameu.

      8vo., original blue buckram , spine lettered on a grey backround within a gilt panel. With frontispiece and full page plate at the rear both by David Jones, and a map in the text. A fine copy. Second edition of this tour de force by the artist/poet, an innovative prose poem which stands as one of the handful of literary works of the First World War to which the term "great" may justifiably applied. Jones served in France and Flanders with the Royal Welch Fusiliers. This edition includes an Introduction by T. S. Eliot (Jones's advocate at Faber), and this is the deluxe issue, limited to seventy numbered copies (fifty for sale), specially bound and signed by Jones and Eliot. This copy No. 1. The author's first book and most celebrated work, which takes the form of an epic prose poem set in the first world war, based on the author's own experiences. It was ten years in the making and was eventually helped to publication by T.S. Eliot, who hailed the book as "a work of genius". It won the 1938 Hawthornden prize. Stephen Spender in a review for the NY Times said: "This work of a poet-painter has its every word chiselled out of experience, and it is probably the World War I monument most likely to survive."

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        The 500th Anniversary Pictorial Census of the Gutenberg Bible

      Chicago: The Coverdale Press, 1961. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 6 color images (including frontis), 254 photos, 5 maps (including map on endpapers), xvi, 263p. Original simulated red morocco with matching slipcase. 42cm. No jacket (as published). Copy No. 377 of an Edition of 985 numbered and signed copies. Norman has further inscribed this copy on the colophon page ("To ... who knows and loves good books and the art and craft of making them, this volume is inscribed in friendship By the Author 16 October 1963"). Note laid in by the former owner detailing Norman's delivery of this book to his home and a list of the books that he gave in exchange.

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        Barbara Hepworth;

      London: Lund Humphries,, 1961 & 1971. The Complete Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth 1960-69. 2 volumes, tall quarto. Original dark grey cloth, titles to front board and spine in white; original white cloth, titles to spine gilt, dark brown endpapers. Both with the dust jackets. Illustrated throughout in black and white and colour. Mild toning to margins of text blocks. An excellent set in slightly rubbed jackets; jacket of Volume II price-clipped. First editions, first impressions. These two volumes form a catalogue raisonné of Hepworth's sculptures up until 1969; a catalogue covering later works by the artist has yet to be published.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        In Search of a Character Two African Journals

      Viking press, New York 1961 - A fine copy of a limited,edition, One of 600 advance copies specially designed for friends of the author and the publishers, Christmas 1961. This is an interesting copy as it comes from the private collection of the the actor Paul Scofield. This is the copy given by the author to Scofield whom he greatly admired. The author's signed greetings slip to Paul is loosely inserted with inscription 'Dear Paul, a Happy Christmas, love Graham'. In quarter-backed green buckram with marbled front and rear panels with title in gilt on spine, Issued without dust jacket but with special endpaper illustrations. This copy has a plastic protective jacket. Binding is as new. Pages bright and clean. This is one of 13 books / plays inscribed to Paul Scofield from their authors and 1 of 18 Greene first editions along with other books from Scofield's private collection that are on sale through this bookseller. Further details and images are available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mull Books]
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      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1961. full morocco, slipcase. Golden Cockerel Press. 4to. full morocco, slipcase. 147 pages. Number 41 of 100 specially bound copies. (Cock-a-hoop no.212). Bound by Hiscox in full maroon morocco with a gilt medallion enclosing a musician playing a sitar. Illustrated with six full page illustrations by the painter Shrimati E. Carlile executed in the traditional eighteenth century style of Bengal, with sharp white lines on a black background and overprinted in brown. Enclosed in a cloth-covered slipcase. Aside from the barely visible spot 1/2" in diameter on the front cover, it is a very fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Grande Dizionario della Lingua Italiana (21 vols.cpl./ 21 Bände KOMPLETT)

      Unione Tipografico; 1961 ff.. Gebundene Ausgabe Das hier angebotene Werk stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Einbandkanten sind leicht bestossen; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 21 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Das Bild zeigt nur einen Band des vollständigen Werks; ITALIENISCH! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        Cent mille milliards de poèmes.

      GALLIMARD NRF, Paris 1961 - Postface de François le Lyonnais. P., Gallimard NRF, 1961, in-4, broché toile blanche, auteur imprimé rouge, titré noir et rouge, dos lisse titre rouge, 30 pages. Edition originale de ce livre interactif de dix sonnets. Entre suréalisme et exercices de style, chaque page comporte un sonnet de 14 vers, chacun sur une languette de papier découpée. On peut ainsi varier les combinaisons à l'infini, afin d'évoquer les 100. 000. 000. 000. 000 de poèmes. Joint lettre autographe de Raymond QUENEAU à Pierre BEARN (1902-2004), poète français, directeur de la librairie du "Zodiaque" et de la revue littéraire "La Passerelle". Intimes salissures et plis et déchirure d'un centimètre à la lettre . Livres

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        KWY 8: 'No. Vostok' Rue d'Art Actuel

      Paris 1961 - 210 x 305mm. 48pp. Perfect bound cardboard wrappers, with printed and embossed aluminium front cover designed by Lourdes Castro, and printed card back cover with collaged silver space rocket-shaped object pasted on the interior side, also by Castro. KWY 8: 'No. Vostok'. Printed by Jean Colombet in Paris, offset, with hand-printed serigraphs, tipped-in illustrations on various papers, plus a pasted-in section of audio tape (an extract from the tape made by the Soviet cosmonaut, Titov, during his travels in space on August 6th 1961; the issue was themed around space travel, its subtitle an allusion to the vehicle that launched Yuri Gagarin into orbit in April 1961). Includes silkscreen prints by Gianni Bertini, Lourdes Castro, Jo o Lopes Vidal, João Vieira, Gail Singer, António Costa Pinheiro, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Conçalo Duarte, Guido Biasi, Jorge Martins, Christo, René Bertholo, Manolo Millares, Guy Weelen, Peter Klasen, Jan Voss, G.K. Pfahler, Gerresheim, and others. Texts and/or reproductions of work by, among others, Bernard Aubertin, José-Augusto Franca, Jean Jaques Levêque, André Peyre de Mandiargues, Claus-Peter Jllinger, Sabine Kuhr, Antonio Arcal, Jaques Spacagna, Manuel de Castro, Carl László, Klaus Burkhardt, and Bazon Brock. Condition: Front cover partially detached towards upper spine, otherwise Very Good plus, with original wraparound band still in place.

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        Landowski, La main et l'esprit.

      La Bibliothèque des Arts, Paris 1961 - Paris, La Bibliothèque des Arts, 1961, in-4 en feuilles, couverture rempliée, illustrée d'une photographie en noir et blanc, dos titrée en long, chemise au dos blanc, titré doré, et étui cartonnnés, 106 pp., table des matières. Envoi de l'auteur sur le faux-titre. L'un des 10 exemplaires nominatifs sur papier vélin blanc, présenté sous étui de luxe, accompagnés d'un dessin original du sculpteur et signés par l'auteur. Dessin à l'encre de Chine, 25,5 x 20,8 cm., (papier jauni, petites taches et petites traces de plis). L'ouvrage comprend le texte de Jules ROMAINS de l'Académie française, "Landowski, la main et l'esprit" : "Je ne crois pas forcer le ton en affirmant que Landowski (.) a uni en lui les dons et les qualités des plus hauts artistes : invention et discipline, grandeur de la conception et sûreté de l'exécution ; pathétique et sérénité ; observation du réel et dévotion aux Idées mères. (.) Si l'art, après quelques milliers d'années d'existence, et malgré les appels au néant que la mode la plus délétère lui prodigue, espère survivre en face du progrès, (.) qu'accomplissent les sciences et les techniques (.), il le devra à l'exemple permanent et à l'influence ravivée d'une poignée d'hommes comme Landowski." Le texte est suivi de 56 planches, d'oeuvres de LANDOWSKI, photographiées par Pierre BERDOY, et par des notes sur Paul Landowki par Gérard CAILLET, et se conclut sur la table des planches. Petites usures à l'étui, salissures à l'étui et à la chemise. Livres

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        The Hard Life. An Exegesis of Squalor.

      London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1961 - Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket. Jacket back panel creased at head, light crease to front free endpaper, a very good copy First edition, first impression of the author's satirical Bildungsroman. "It's not that I half knew my mother. I knew half of her: the lower half." [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Gugong Cangci: 14 Volumes (32 of 33 Books) Porcelain of the National Palace Museum 14 Volumes (32 of 33 Books)

      Cafa 1961-1968, Hong Kong - First edition. Folio. Hardcover. Very good: usual wear. A rare NEARLY COMPLETE set of the complete collection of the best pieces of porcelains in the National Palace Museum Collection. Details are as follows: Volume 1: Ju Ware of the Sung Dynasty Volume 2: Chun Ware of the Sung Dynasty Volume 3: Kuan Ware of the Sung Dynasty Volume 4: Blue & White Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty Book 1 Huang Wu and Yung Lo Ware Book 2 Hsuan Te Ware (Part I) Book 2a Hsuan Te Ware (Part II) Book 3 Cheng Hua Ware Book 4 Hung Chih Ware Book 5 Chia-Ching Ware (MISSING) Book 6 Lung Ch'ing & Wan Li Ware Volume 5: Underglaze Red Ware of Ming Dynasty Volume 6: Kuan Ware of the Southern Sung Dynasty Book 1 Hsiue-Nei-Ssu Kuan Ware (Part I) Book 1a Hsiue-Nei-Ssu Kuan Ware (Part II) Book 2 Chiao-T'an-Hsia Kuan Ware Volume 7: Enamelled Ware of the Ming Dynasty (3 Books) Volume 8: Lung-Ch'un Ware of Sung Dynasty Volume 9: Fine-Enamelled (Ku-Yueh-Hsuan) Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty Book 1 K'ang Hsi Book 2 Yung-Cheng (Part I) Book 2a Yung-Cheng (Part II) Book 3 Ch'ien-Lung (Part I) Book 4 Ch'ien-Lung (Part II) Volume 10 Monochrome Ware of the Ming Dynasty (2 Books) Volume 11 Blue-and-White Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty (2 Books) Volume 12 Enamelled Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty (2 Books) Volume 13 Ko Ware of the Sung Dynasty (2 Books) Volume 14 Ting Ware of the Sung Dynasty (2 Books)The missing volume is Volume 4: Blue & White Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty Book 5: Chia-Ching Ware [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meijering Art Books]
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        Al Masalek Wal Mamalek


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      Cape, 1961 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Phantom Tollbooth

      New York: Epstein & Carroll, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Lightly toned pages. Cloth lightly darkened at top edge. A lovely copy of the first edition, published by Epstein and Carroll.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        20 Fables.

      Jaspard Polus & Cie, Monaco 1961 - Illustrations gravées sur bois par Gérard Angiolini et Gilbert Rougeaux. Monaco, Jaspard Polus & Cie, 1961, in-folio en feuilles, sous couverture crème rempliée, titre imprimé en rouge et noir, étui toilé, dos titré en basane maroquinée corail, intérieur floqué velours carmin, 191 pp., table. "Exemplaire d'Artiste", réservé aux peintres ayant illustré ces fables et aux collaborateurs de la présente édition, sur Japon nacré, contenant une suite sur vergé de Hollande et une décomposation du hors-texte de Touchagues. Le profit de la vente de cette édition et la dispersion des originaux des hors-texte a été versé à la Croix-Rouge française, grâce à l'élan de charité des collaborateurs de ce livre. Les vingt Fables sont Le Cheval et l'Ane, Le Vieillard et les Trois Jeunes Hommes, La Mort et le Mourant, Le Lion et le Moucheron, Le berger et le Roi, Phebus et Borée, Le Gland et la Citrouille, L'Homme entre deux âges et ses deux maîtresses, Le paysan du Danube, Les Animaux malades de la Peste, La jeune Veuve, L'Hirondelle et les petits oiseaux, Le Chêne et le Roseau, Le Lièvre et la Tortue, Le Meunier, son Fils et l'Âne, La Vieille et les deux Servantes, La Laitière et le pot au lait, Contre ceux qui ont le goût difficile, L'Homme et la Couleuvre, Le Héron. Chaque artiste se consacre à une fable, pour laquelle il dessine une illustration hors-texte, et une lettrine. Infimes piqûres et taches, emboîtage restauré. Livres

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