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        Typed Letter Signed by Viril "Gus" Grissom.

      Langley Field:: NASA,, 1961. . This typed letter to a collector of space material is written on NASA letterhead and dated August 18, 1961. The text reads: "Dear___, Thank you for your congratulations and thoughtfulness. Your reaction as a fellow American has been most heart-warming to me. I am very proud to have been a part of this step in our space program. I am happy to send a photograph as you have requested. Very Truly Yours, Signed Virgil I Grissom." Virgil "Gus" Grissom was the second American astronaut in space, aboard Mercury-Redstone 4 named Liberty Bell 7. It was a 15 minute and 37 second suborbital flight on July 21, 1961. The flight was successful, but the spacecraft sank shortly after splashdown. Grissom wrote this letter 4 weeks later. Grissom returned to space aboard Gemini 3 on March 23, 1965, which became the first manned Gemini flight. The flight, with fellow astronaut John Young, orbited the Earth three times. Grissom was chosen, with astronauts Edward H. White II and Roger B. Chaffee, for the first manned Apollo mission in 1967. On January 27, 1967, during a routine training exercise on the launching pad, a fire in the command module of Apollo 1 killed all three astronauts. Signed "Virgil I. Grissom." Authentic Grissom signatures are rare in any form. A Near Fine copy. Together with a card Signed by Betty Grissom and two small color photographs, one of a flatbed jalopy with Liberty Bell 7 painted on it that was part of parade in Grissom's hometown the day he went into space and a snapshot of Grissom's home where he grew up in Mitchell, Indiana. .

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper, 1961 First Young Reader's Edition, inscribed by John F. Kennedy "To _____, with the warm regards of his father's friend, Jack Kennedy." First Edition stated on the copyright page. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        James and the Giant Peach

      Alfred A Knopf, NY 1961 - First edition, 2nd issue. Hinges professionally repaired. Excellent condition and makes a perfect presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Austern & Co. Books & Ephemera]
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        The Death and Life of Great American Cities

      Random House, New York 1961 - Inscribed on the blank page before the half-title: "Cordial regards to Bud Fisher, who must be very nice indeed if he is half as nice as Barbara Reach says - Sincerely, Jane Jacobs Dec. 1961." 458 pages, 8vo, black cloth with a burgundy brick pattern. New York: Random House, (1961). Second printing. Near fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Am Wegesrand

      Der Goldene Brunnen, Frankfurt 1961 - Small quarto. xxiv, 34pp. One of 150 copies. Signed by the illustrator, Fritz Kredel, and the calligrapher, George Salter, on the colophon. Illustrated with twenty-four hand-colored botanical wood engravings by Kredel, surrounded by verses calligraphed by Salter in German from folk songs and classic poets, including Goethe and Villon. The illustrations depict "Blossoms and leaves, both fresh and wilted, roots, bark and living creatures found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean," as stated on the title page, and are fresh and vibrant. Following the illustrations is a section with the verses alone, set in type. Fine in vellum-backed dark green cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Housed in a green paper-covered slipcase, which shows some slight wear to the corners and spine ends. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Stranger In A Strange Land

      Putnam, New York 1961 - [1961] Stated Fifth Impression. Green cloth with gold lettering on spine 408 pages. DJ rubbed with some light edge wear. Page age-toning. $7.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. DJ design by Ben Feder, with Heinlein's photo on rear. SIGNED by Robert Heinlein on a card attached to half-title page (signature only). Nice copy of author's sci-fi classic and 1962 Hugo Award winner. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Montemarano]
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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. Jacket with short closed-tear at foot of front panel. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in pencil on the title page: "To Tiny Haberman - the world's greatest photographer, signed [the following very faint:] Weegee 1964". A splendid association copy, linking two outstanding photographers and fellow New Yorkers. 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. Irving Haberman (1916-2003) was one of the pre-eminent photojournalists of the 20th-century. Laid-in is a note from Haberman's widow Beulah (on her headed stationary) stating: "This book is inscribed to Irving from Author".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      An interesting set of proofs for the final poetry collection by the Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist known for being a founding member of the Dada movement. Proof pages in advance of the 1961 publication, page numbers in pencil lower right, corresponding to the published pagination, the manuscript identified in another hand at the head "corrections de l'auteur 13 Juillet 1961," and bearing Tzara's corrections in blue ink on six pages. The included poems are as follows: I des profondeurs - page 11-12; II des profondeurs - page 15; III des profondeurs - page 16;  épigramme - page 19; une longue absence - page 20; la voix - page 23; fin d'un été - page 24; saison - page 27; aujourd'hui - page 28; à une morte - page 31-32; juste présent - page 35-36; 39-42.  Toned, a few stains, overall in fine condition. From the collection of the French writer and poet and artist Alain Jouffroy (1928 - 2015).Sold together with a signed but largely incomplete copy of the first edition of Le Fruit Permis, Tzara's 1956 collection of poems. Signed and inscribed on the half title page in French in black ink to Jouffroy, "a Alain Jouffroy en toute amitié poetique et...[adding a little sketch of a pointing hand] Tristan Tzara, le 8 mai 1957."  Printed on Marais, one of only sixty copies issued, however this copy sadly lacking the official signed limitation page as well as the 4 pochoirs by Sonia Delaunay, as well as many of the poem texts -  included here, in other words, only for the signature and association and supporting provenance of the manuscript above.   9 x 11.25 inches. Softcover, loose as issued, mild wear to spine. Paris: L'Imprimerie Caracteres (1956). Bénézit 4-390 ; Monod 10799.Tzara moved to Paris from Zurich in 1919 and it was apparently one of his manifestos that made Sonia and Robert Delaunay, who had lived in Spain and then Portugal since 1914, aware of the renewed artistic vitality of Paris after the end of the war and determined their return to France. After World War II there were two collaborations with Sonia: for Le Fruit permis (1956), her first book since La Prose du Transsibérien, Sonia contributed four pochoir compositions, and for Juste présent (1961), the present collection of 11 poems written between 1947 and 1950, she made eight full-page colour etchings  and an additional colour etching for the slipcase. 

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        La Bibbia di Borso d'Este. Riproduzione integrale promossa e curata da Giovanni Treccani degli Alfieri con documenti e studio storico-artistico di Adolfo Venturi.

      Bergamo, Banca Popolare e Poligrafiche Bolis 1961 - Due volumi in folio, di ca. pp.(700) ciascuno con la riproduzione delle pagine della Bibbia in bianco e nero fatto salvo 49 tavole a piena pagina, e una a doppia pagina, riprodotte a colori e protette da velina, che ripetono la pagina già presente in bianco e nero; sono presenti anche pp. 70 (4) con le preliminari e lo studio di Adolfo Venturi e l'atto di donazione della Bibbia. Al I volume è presente il ritratto di Papa Giovanni XXIII a cui l'opera è dedicata nel suo ottantesimo anno di nascita, e il ritratto di Borso d'Este. Bella legatura editoriale (Torriani di Milano) in pieno marocchino bordeaux, piatti riquadrati in oro al centro di quello anteriore sbalzo metallico con le armi nobiliare degli Este, dorso a sei nervi con titoli, fregi e arma in oro, taglio superiore dorato e sguardie in seta con stemma. Cofanetti in pieno marocchino come quello della legature e rivestiti in velluto. Copia perfetta. Bel facsimile fuori commercio dedicato a Papa Giovanni XXIII del prezioso codice ms Lat 422-423 della Biblioteca Estense e Universitaria, la I edizione fu voluta dal conte Giovanni Treccani degli Alfieri e stampata nel 1937, nei circa venticinque anni trascorsi la tecnica di stampa a colori si è evoluta e le riproduzioni a colori della nostra edizione sono nettamente superiori, soprattutto per la riproduzione delle parti in oro, rispetto a quelle del 1937. Alleghiamo inoltre il seguente fascicolo: Giovanni Treccani degli Alfieri. La Bibbia di Borso d'Este. Ricupero e riproduzione con uno studio di Adolfo Venturi e sei tavole a colori. Milano, Bestetti (1942). In fo.; pp. 110 (6) con illustrazioni in nero e 6 tavv. fuori testo a colori. Cartonato editoriale. Dorso restaurato peraltro di buona consevazione. Invio ms. e autografo al frontespizio del conte Treccani (Facsimile-History of illuminated manuscripts)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Roberto Orsini]
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        The Holy Bible, conteining the Old Testament, and the New: Newly translated out of the originall tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties speciall Commandement. Appointed to be Read in Churches.

      [colophon: Cleveland: World Publishers Folio. [737] ff.. 1961] A fine full-size facsimile on specially made "antique" paper from the Ventura Mill at Cernobbio, Italy, faithfully reproducing the black-letter text of the first edition, first issue (the "He" issue) of the King James Bible. => The edition was limited to 1500 copies, of which this is number 878. It was printed by offset lithography and bound in full leather by Amilcare Pizzi of Milan in a handsome replica of the type of binding found on some copies of this edition. Binding as above with leather abraded at edges, spine-tips, and bands; joints open and fragile; lacks the slipcase. Interior fresh, clean, and lovely. A compromised copy, but a handsome and interesting production not necessarily easy to find on the market; a large volume priced to permit its strengthening by a conservator should that be wished for.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Woman in profile

      Russia, 1961. Pencil drawing on paper on mat. Initialed in the image. Dated and titled: Russia 1961 on the mount. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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      Golden Cockerel Press, London 1961 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Framed Typed Letter Signed to Leon Uris

      New York 1961 - American film director and producer. 1 page on personal stationery, 7.5 x 5 inches, no place, December 26, 1961 -- a brief but heartfelt thank-you note to the renowned novelist, in full: "Dear Leon Uris: I can't tell you how pleased I was to receive your note. It was most thoughtful of you to take the time to let me have your reaction to JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. With all good wishes for the Holiday Season." One horizontal fold, but still in near fine condition. Matted in gray below a 4.5 x 6-inch photo of Kramer. Set in a black frame measuring 16.5 x 10 inches.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        L'anglais au paradis

      Denoël 1961 - - Denoël, Paris 1961, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Plats très légèrement insolés en têtes, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Plats très légèrement insolés en têtes, sinon agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Spencer's Mountain

      NY: The Dial Press, Inc., 1961. Hardcover. F/NF-. 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's second book. Basis for the 1963 film starring Henry Fonda and Maureen O'Hara and inspiration for the popular TV series The Waltons. INSCRIBED by author on front fep. Book has bumped bottom corners. Price clipped jacket has chipping at spine and flap fold ends and short tear and crease at top of front panel. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        Death and the Joyful Woman.

      London: for the Crime Club by Collins, 1961 - Octavo. Original red boards, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the bright dust jacket with discreet tape-repair to verso along joints. First edition, first impression of the author's third novel as Ellis Peters, for which she was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Award by the Mystery Writers of America. "Ellis Peters became Pargeter's most successful literary incarnation and the name by which she is best known as a writer" (ODNB). Scarce in anything approaching this condition. Hubin p. 316 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        To Kill a Mockingbird.

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1961. First edition, later printing published the same year as the first. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Harper Lee on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing. To Kill a Mockingbird became an immediate bestseller and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The New Yorker declared it "skilled, unpretentious, and totally ingenious". It has gone on to become of the best-loved classics of all time and has been translated into more than forty languages selling more than forty million copies worldwide. Made into the Academy Award-winning film starring Gregory Peck. Named the best novel of the twentieth century by librarians across the country (Library Journal).

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        Arabian Horse Breeding and the Arabians of America.

      Cairo, Cairo University Press, 1961. - VII, 169, (1) pp. Profusely illustrated throughout with 104 photo plates. Contemp. green cloth with giltstamped cover title. Second edition. Amin Sahid Zaher (b. 1908) served as Arabian horse breeder in the stud of the Royal Agricultural Society of Egypt and head of lifestock breeding programmes in Egypt. - A good copy. Cf. Boyd/P. 144. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Toros Y Toreros / / PICASSO: BULLS AND BULL FIGHTERS

      NY: Harry N. Abrams,inc, 1961. PICASSO: BULLS AND BULL FIGHTERS. Introduction: Georges Boudaille. Personal commentary by: Luis Miguel Dominguin.Published by: Harry N. Abrams,1961. Elephant Folio hardcover. Bound in full white cloth. The spine has some age toning. Front and rear covers are clean and bright. The binding is tight and all inner text and illustrations are clean.. The lower strip of publishers box is detached. Top strip is loose but still attached by the cloth. The acetate wrap around band is present. The box could do with a bit of professional restoration. Except for the light toning to the spine,the book is in very nice shape. A large heavy book. Travels in a sturdy box with tracking and insurance.. First Edition. Full Cloth. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

      [Bookseller: King Bee Books]
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        Andreas oder die Vereinigung

      Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Bucherei, 1961. Paperback. Text is in German. Covers are lightly tanned and marked. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn and bumped. Previous owner's name penned on FEP. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. paperback. Good. Used.

      [Bookseller: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books]
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        Dwight D. Eisenhower


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        The Trial of Lady Chatterley - Edited from official transcripts by C.H. Rolph. [PPLD.206/1] A condensation of C.H.Rolph's transcripts of the Trial, read by Maurice Denham and others from the Penguin Publication. - Produced by Jennifer Wayne for Nonesuch Records. Under the Direction of John Chandos. Introduction spoken by Lord Birkett, P.C.

      [England]: Nonesuch Records. Original, Vintage Vinyl in original sleeves. / Both sleeves (original Nonesuch Record Sleeves) and both Records in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear (some signs of fingerprints on LP No.2 / Sleeve in (NM-) and Record in near mint (!) condition NM. Extremely Rare !. [England], Nonesuch Records, 1961. Vintage Spoken Word Records (2 LP's). Original, Vintage Vinyl in original sleeves. / Both sleeves (original Nonesuch Record Sleeves) and both Records in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear (some signs of fingerprints on LP No.2 / Sleeve in (NM-) and Record in near mint (!) condition NM. Extremely Rare !

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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      NEW YORK: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961 NOT THE RED CLOTH BOUND LIBRARY EDITIONFirst Printing for borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Small tears on some boarders of dust jacket and needs repair but book isself is still like new. Dustjacket intact and restorable. 1st Edition. The book itself looks like new, unread and clean. Edges are sharp and fine. No tears or creases. No stain, writing or reminder marks. The binding is straight and tight. The book itself is very nice.SHIPPING WITHIN CANADA $13 DOLLARS US FUNDS

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        The Ice in the Bedroom

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1961. Octavo. Original black boards, black cloth backstrip, titles to spine in white, yellow, and red, author's name to upper board in yellow, yellow endpapers, top edge dyed yellow. With the dust jacket. Book plate to front pastedown, in the dust jacket with light spotting to front panel. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, preceding the UK edition published later the same year. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes, P. G. Wodehouse".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Relief bialy" w: "Stazewski. Galeria "Krzywe Kolo" ? Warszawa. [Warszawa: XII 1961]"

      - Typ: katalog z oryginalna praca; Technika: Karton tloczony wypukly wydawniczo podklejony na karte katalogu; Format: ca 19,8x12,8 cm.; Inf o autorze: Henryk Stazewski (ur. 9.01.1894 Warszawa - 10.06.1988 Warszawa) wybitny polski artysta, jeden z czolowych polskich przedstawicieli awangardy. Malarz, konstruktywista, ukonczyl w 1919 warszawska Szkole Sztuk Pieknych, zwiazany ze wszystkimi glownymi ugrupowaniami polskiej awangardy: ruchem ekspresjonistow potem formistow, grupa "Blok" i "Praesens", po wojnie uznawany za patrona polskiej neoawangardy, wspoltworca Galerii Foksal.; Uwagi: Katalog wystawy z oryginalna niesygnowana praca Henryka Stazewskiego "Relief bialy".Osobna dedykacja Stazewskiego dlugopisem pod jego portretem: "Kochanej Marysi. co na sercu H.Stazewski".Rzadki katalog 25x25 cm wydany w nakladzie 500 egz., zawiera spis 26 obrazow, 10 ilustracji wklejki na kartonie (z 14, brak 4 wklejek), portret [nlb.] i osobne teksty roznych autorow 28s.Opis katalogu w: Galeria Krzywe Kolo. Katalog wystawy retrospektywnej. Muzeum Narodowe wWarszawie. Warszawa 1990 ss.103-104, s.106 (ilustracja okladki).Polska neoawangarda - The Polish Neo-Avantgarde. (K054); Oryginalna praca na kartonie bez wad w ladnym stanie, katalog: oprawa dosc mocno poplamiona z naddarciem na grzbiecie, blok czysty i bez wad, katalog w stanie co najmniej dobrym.

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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        Spencer's Mountain

      NY:Dial, 1961. - F/NF-. 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's second book. Basis for the 1963 film starring Henry Fonda and Maureen O'Hara and inspiration for the popular TV series The Waltons. INSCRIBED by author on front fep. Book has bumped bottom corners. Price clipped jacket has chipping at spine and flap fold ends and short tear and crease at top of front panel. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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      New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, [1961] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. The last (and one of the more uncommon) book published from 1952 to 1961 as part of the classic Winston SF series. Touch of fading to spine panel, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine first printing dust jacket (34 titles listed on the rear panel) with some light rubbing at upper spine end and corners and light fading to spine panel. (#137060) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Eigh. Widmung mit Unterschrift, Ort und Datum auf dem Vortitel von "Kalender für das Jahr 1963 - Als Sonderdruck hrsg. für die Freunde des Hauses Schönwald Druck Essen" mit Auszügen aus "Mascha Kaléko - Das lyrische Stenogrammheft" und Illustrationen von Heinz Schubert (gr-8; 19 Bll.; OKart.).

      - "Dem Café Alno-Geschwisterpaar Lebedinsky mit Dank & Gruß, Mascha Kaléko / Jerusalem / Juni 1961". - Einband geringfügig fleckig, der schmale Rücken ohne Bezug (so ausgegeben?). Die als Golda Malka Aufen in Galizien geborene jüdische Lyrikerin emigrierte 1938 zunächst in die USA; 1960 wanderte sie ihrem Mann zuliebe nach Jerusalem aus, wo sie sich aber sprachlich und kulturell isoliert fühlte. Das Café Alno der Anna Lebedinsky befand sich in der Jerusalmer Ben-Yehuda-Straße; die Jahresangabe der Widmung ist offensichtlich verschrieben für "1962".

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        Framed Signed Photograph

      1961. unbound. 8 x 7.75-inch matte finish photo of a smiling Titov at the height of his popularity, seated at a desk with a pen in his hand. Coincidentally, the pen is just above his inscription, giving this item a warm and personal touch: "With much appreciation - Titov - October 12, 1961." Attractively double-matted and set in a gray stainless steel frame measuring 13.75 x 13.25 inches. Creased in the upper left corner; very good(-) condition. Soviet Cosmonaut who became the second human to orbit the earth on August 6, 1961.

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        Mt. Chocorua: Dawn

      1961-06-30, Mt. Chocorua 1961 - Oil on canvas. 12" x 16".

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        Gregory Peck and producer Sy Bartlett on the set of "Cape Fear" (1961)

      N.p.: N.p., 1961. Vintage oversize double weight candid photograph of Gregory Peck and producer Sy Bartlett conferring on the set of "Cape Fear" in 1961, during the final scene in which Peck's character Sam Bowden fights in swamp water with Max Cady (Robert Mitchum). Shot, struck, and mounted by the film's still photographer, Bob Willoughby. The photographer has written at the top of the verso, in holograph ink: "Greg on set listens to producer Sy Bartlett." With Willoughby's ASMP rubber stamp with his Pacific Palisades address, and a separate stamp with the address of the Lee Gross Agency in New York. Full provenance available. After studying with Saul Bass at the Kann Institute of Art in Los Angeles, Willoughby began working as a photographer for magazines such as "Life," "Look," and "Harper's Bazaar" in the late 1940s. It was while on assignment covering Judy Garland in a "A Star is Born" that Willoughby's ability to capture his subjects' spontaneity, humor, and vulnerability, resulting in images that were far different from more traditional film stills, came to Hollywood's attention and earned him his first "Life" magazine cover. Willoughby spent the next 20-plus years working as a set photographer for every major studio, documenting some of most important films of the era and creating intimate portraits of some of Hollywood's greatest celebrities. Technically and stylistically innovative, Willoughby built the first remote radio-controlled cameras used on film sets, pioneered the use of the "silent blimp" for 35mm cameras, and created brackets to mount his cameras directly over the movie cameras to capture the same images. Willoughby moved his family to County Cork, Ireland in 1972, working on only a handful of films through the late 1970s and early 1980s, though he would continue to photograph, exhibit, and publish books for the remainder of his life. The stills in this collection were given by Willoughby to friends in Kilbrittain, Ireland just prior to his move to Vence, France in 1989, where he would remain until his death in 2009. Perhaps more than any other photographer, Willoughby is responsible for creating the the look of mid-century celebrity and moviemaking in the popular imagination, with his images printed in magazines literally every week of his career. But beyond being prolific, Willoughby's legacy rests with his ability capture the essence of the actors he photographed, as well as the films with which those photographs were associated. As Sydney Pollack said in his introduction to Willoughby's autobiography, "Sometimes a filmmaker gets a look at a photograph taken on his own set and sees the 'soul' of his film in one still photograph. It's rare, but it happens. It happened to me in 1969, the first time I looked at the work of Bob Willoughby during the filming of "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Willoughby's photographs are in the permanent collections of ten museums, including The National Portrait Galleries in Washington, DC and London, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Tate Modern. In a custom museum-quality frame, archivally mounted, with UV glass. 13.5 x 9 inches. Near Fine. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, pp. 69-70. Silver, pp. 64-65. Selby, p. 31. Spicer, p. 423.

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        Visual Design in Action: Principles, Purposes

      New York: Hastings House, 1961 Hardcover First edition, first printing. Near Fine cloth-bound hardcover with a touch of rubbing along the edges and a light bump to two tips in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of soiling, light crimping along the top edge, and tanning to the spine. A nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A monograph of work by Ladislav Sutnar with his commentary and theoretical ideas. The book covers every aspect of his career and of course, being a graphic designer, he was involved in every aspect of its high-quality production including the layout, illustrations, and jacket design. Sutnar was a Modernist designer and one of the visionaries of what is today called "information design." He is best known for his total design concept for the Sweets Catalog Service and lesser known for introducing the parenthesis as a way to typographically distinguish the area code from the rest of a phone number. He was hugely influential in the world of modern graphic design. Text and design by Ladislav Sutnar; production supervised by Sutnar; preface by Mildred Constantine. Unpaginated [188 pages]; 36 pages of full-page color illustrations + 342 b&w illustrations; 8.75 x 12.5 inches.

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      New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston,. [1961]. cloth.. A fine copy in very good or better first printing dust jacket (34. titles listed on the rear panel) with light wear at spine ends and. upper front corner tip and and several short closed tears at fold. edges. A nice copy overall. Jacket art by Ed Emshwiller. (#140825). First edition. The last (and one of the more uncommon) book published from 1952 to 1961 as part of the classic Winston SF series.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Profiles In Courage

      New York: Harper and Row, 1961. Inaugural Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good +. Inscribed on title page to original owner who has had book in his possession since signing . Unclipped ($3.95 but crossed out) in laminated DJ. Fold marks and shelf wear to upper and lower covers, 1/8" x 1/8" tear to tail of spine. Text block tight and unmarked.

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        Poètes du XVIe siècle *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 16.5.1961. - Disque 33 tours/30 cm dépliant, pochette illustrée imprimée en noir et rouge, gardes décorées. À peine quelques marques. Cet album marginal rare et curieux se situe entre le Dictionnaire des auteurs de la Pléiade et l'album Balzac, il est aussi voire plus difficile à dénicher que ses deux voisins malgré le fait qu'il ne soit pas encore, de loin, si connu des libraires, ni par extension, des collectionneurs.Les récitants: Maria Casarès, Claude Darvy, Robert Darame, Fernand Ledoux et Alexandre Rignault; au luth: Jean-Pierre Cotte. Chouette maquette de Massin.

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        PERSPECTIVE OF NUDES. Preface by Lawrence Durrell and an introduction by Chapman Mortimer

      NY: Amphoto, 1961. First American edition. Brandt, Bill. 4to., 14 pp., 90 photo-plates printed in gravure. Patterned boards. A fine copy in the photo-illustrated dust jacket that has a 1/2 inch closed tear on top edge and a tiny tear at the bottom edge of the blank rear panel; very light wear or darkening along the edges, and some waving due to the laminate pulling the printed paper, a fault in production. Brandt's most striking and original body of work.

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        A Burnt-Out Case (Signed First)

      Heinemann 1961 - First edition, first impression, signed by Graham Greene on a plate to the title-page. Near Fine: tight and square binding in sharp black cloth; bright silver lettering; toning to the edge of the page block with some faint spotting to the top-edge; some very faint, occasional discolouration by the internal gutter, else very crisp and clean. The unclipped dustwrapper (16s net stated) is Fine: delightfully fresh and vibrant, with no fading at all and a very clean white rear panel; 1cm closed tear (archival tape to verso) to the head of the front flap fold; a little toning to the vertical edges of the flaps; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. A very attractive copy with the distinction of the author’s signature. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. GRAHAM GREENE SPECIALISTS. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Silence (Signed First Edition)

      Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Small corner crease to the half-title page, else book is bright and clean. Jacket has a bit of the usual nicking and rubbing at the spine ends and corners. SIGNED by Cage on the blank leaf opposite the half-title page.

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        Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Opere Omnia. Bd. 1, 3-10 [von 10, Bd.2 fehlt].

      Olms Hildesheim, - 5613 S. 1961/1962. Unveränderter reprographischer Nachdruck der Ausgabe Leiden 1706. Einbände lichtrandig und mit Kleberesten ehemaliger Rückenschilder. Seitenschnitte verschmutzt und gestempelt. Bd.1: vorderes Gelenk leicht schadhaft. Guter Zustand Großformat. Bibl-Ex. In lateinischer Sprache/ Latin. la Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Haker GmbH & Co. KG]
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      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1961. Octavo. Original dark brown boards, titles to spine gilt, skeletal hand design on front board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled; an excellent copy in the unclipped jacket with toned spine and nicked and rubbed extremities. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Winter of Our Discontent

      Viking Press 1961 - New York: Viking Press, 1961. First edition, second printing before publication. Inscribed in black ink by author on half-title page. DJ is VG+ with price intact with expertly repaired tears to back DJ cover and top of spine. Book is NF and may not have been read. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Crystallizing Public Opinion

      Liveright, 1961, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Reprint. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 219 pages. "When first published in 1923 this work became the first book-length discussion of the scope and function of professional public relations and of its practitioner, the counsel on public relations." - from Preface. Bernays has subsequently come to be known as the 'Father of Spin'. Light wear. Library markings upon each edge of text and title page. Pocket removal markings inside each board. Front endpaper was removed and in the process the front hinge was opened. No library markings on spine, thus this copy will look handsome when placed in your book case, Former Library Copy

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        Il calcolo di Erode

      Milano: Edizione Grattacielo, , 1961. Molto Buono (Very Good). Dedica autografa dell'autore ad un importante letterato italiano sulla cartella datata 1962 (Inscribed and signed by the Artist to an important Italian literary man, dated 1962). Cartella di 6 litografie originali a colori firmate, datate e numerate dall'Artista: Il successo (cm 48x34), Trionfale (cm 48x68), Il sogno (cm 47x66), Progetto per il calvario (cm 40x56), Ritratto di Erode (cm 44x44), La pietra (cm 37,7x58). Fogli 50x70. Dedica autografa dell'autore ad un importante letterato italiano sulla cartella datata 1962 (Inscribed and signed by the Artist to an important Italian literary man, dated 1962). Molto Buono (Very Good). Prima edizione di 30 esemplari (es. 11/30). ''Il suo dipinto è un racconto complicato, irto di interruzioni e di cautele, un campo di interazioni reciproche, ove una costruzione finisce coll'affiorare limpidamente tra una serie di contrappunti e di sostegni tematici'' (Giorgio Kaisserlian, Catalogo della mostra, Galleria De' Foscherari 1963).

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