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        Catch-22

      Simon and Schuster, New York, 1961. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. First edition. Newspaper article about Heller's visit to Rochester, New York in 1980 laid in. Jacket price clipped (still partially evident), quarter-sized stain on rear board, jacket edges a bit rubbed with minimal loss, reverse of jacket lightly foxed. 1961 Hard Cover. 443 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. The famous satirical novel set during World War II, which inspired a film of the same name in 1970.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        21 Holzschnitte zu Bertolt Brechts Songs aus der Dreigroschenoper.

      Hamburg, Hauswedell & Co., 1961.. Original-Leinen-Mappe, 4o.. In 40 Exemplaren erschienene Extrasuite mit 21 Holzschnitten auf Japan von Hansen-Bahia und Titelblatt. Jedes Blatt vom Künstler signiert.

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        The Centurions

      Hutchinson 1961 - 1st UK Edition, Wear to edges and corners of dust jacket, some small rips and tears on edges, also loss of surface to edges and wear to corners, top and bottom of spine slightly frayed, Under jacket in good condition, some slight wear to edges and corners, boards still nice and bright, gilt titles on spine still nice and bright, Top and bottom of spine bumped, Internally in very good condition, pages crisp and clear, some slight wear to edges and corners and a few very small marks on page edges [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Neo Books]
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        Comment c'est EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Les éditions de minuit, 1961. Fine. Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1961, 12x19cm, broché. - first edition on the current paper. Signed autograph of the author to a friend. Back slightly insolated, a marginal tear at the top of the last page of the text. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Envoi autographe signé de Samuel Beckett à un ami. Dos légèrement insolé, une déchirure marginale en tête de la dernière page du texte.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        WERKE [in sieben Bänden], herausgegeben von Wilhelm Emrich und Anita Holz: I. PHANTASUS 1. 2; II. PHANTASUS 3; III. PHANTASUS 4; IV. SOZIALARISTOKRATEN / SONNENFINSTERNIS / IGNORABIMUS; V. DAS BUCH DER ZEIT / DAFNIS / KUNSTTHEORETISCHE SCHRIFTEN; VI. DIE BLECHSCHMIEDE 1; VII. DIE BLECHSCHMIEDE 2. -alle 7 Bände, komplett.

      Neuwied, Luchterhand, 1961-, 1964.. ca. 24 x 17 cm). Leineneinband. ohne Schutzumschläge * mit einem "Manuscript für die letzte "Phantasus" Ausgabe beim Verlag I.H.W. Dietz, Berlin 1924. Die Druckzeilendawischen stammen aus der ersten Phantasus-Ausgabe im Insel Verlag 1916. Bisdahin hatten die einzelnen Gedichte keinen Titel. Für die letzte neudurchformte Fassung, die er kurz vor seinem Tode 1929 schuf versah er die Gedichte mit Überschriften" signiert von Anita Holz (2. Ehefrau von Arno Holz) Manuscript (Duckzeilen aus Phantasus 1898/99. Die erste Lerche) aus gedruckten und handschriftlichen Papierstreifen geklebt

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fischer (Preise inkl. MWST)]
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        Bill Badger's Finest Hour

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1961. Hardback, 125mm x 190mm tall (5." x 7.25" approx.). Pp (vi), 138, with illustrated endpapers; illustrated advert for earlier Bill Badger titles; title-leaf vignette; a map; and 31 further illustrations, many full-page, one double-page, and several on colour backgrounds. Shelf rub to lower edges of boards, otherwise very good, in the original colour-printed, illustrated cloth-effect paper-covered boards/black titles, and with edge-rubbed and chipped but essentially good and unclipped matching dust-wrapper. Published in Hamish Hamilton's series for children 'Reindeer Books'. First Edition. Boards. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Watkins-Pitchford, Denys, A.R.C.A. Sm 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Christopher Baron]
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        THE ATOM STATION

      1961. LAXNESS, Halldor. THE ATOM STATION. Translated by Magnus Magnusson. London: Methuen & Co., [1961]. Small 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed presentation by Laxness on title page: "Judge Julius Isaacs with greetings from your Iceland friend, Halldor Laxness." Near fine; some edgewear (short tears with some soil & bit of browning) d/j. $1500.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Les Voyages extraordinaires illustrés par les peintres

      Maurice GONON 1961 à 1967 - 14 histoires des Voyages extraordinaires, oeuvres de Jules Verne (1828-1905), illustrées par des peintres, et réparties sur 22 volumes (in-8 brochés). Chaque tome et volume est illustré par 16 planches (total : 352 planches, toutes présentes et impeccables) hors texte et créées par différents peintres. Un peintre par histoire, à l'exception de deux histoires illustrées par le même artiste, Georges Beuville, car les deux titres constituent une suite (De la Terre à la Lune & Autour de la Lune). Tirage d'art limité à 2970 exemplaires sur vélin Lourmarin des Papeteries d'Avignon et numéroté. Cette collection porte le numéro 686 pour tous les titres. Seul le dernier tome d'une histoire est numéroté. L'Editeur d'art Maurice Gonon (Paris) a produit cette collection dans les années 1960 (de 1961 à 1967). Couvertures blanches rempliées, souples avec titre imprimé en couleur. Chaque volume se trouve dans sa chemise cartonnée, toilée et rigide, qui elle-même s'emboîte dans son coffret-étui en percaline, couleur différenciée pour chaque titre (une couleur par titre, un point désigne le numéro du tome lorsque plusieurs tomes composent une histoire). Titres et décorum dorés (un peu défraîchi à des degrés divers, mais tous présents). Les 14 histoires sont : Voyage au centre de la Terre (194 pages); De la Terre à la Lune (183 pages); Le Chancellor & Les Révoltés de la Bounty (175 pages); Michel Strogoff (2 tomes, 189, 171 pages) ; Autour de la Lune (183 pages); Capitaine Hateras (2 titres : Le Désert de Glace (191 pages) & Les Anglais au Pôle Nord (183 pages), 2 tomes) ; Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant (3 tomes, 189, 189, 169 pages) ; L'Île mystérieuse (3 tomes, 199, 201, 189 pages) ; Vingt mille lieues sous les Mers (2 tomes, 174, 204 pages) ; Les Tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine (166 pages) ; Le Tour-du-Monde en 80 jours (192 pages); Cinq semaine en ballons (238 pages); Les cinq cent million de la Begun (161 pages); Mathias Sandorf (2 tomes, 215, 225 pages). Les 13 peintres-illustrateurs sont : C. P. Josso ; Georges Beuville ; J. M. Le Tournier ; Serge Ivanoff ; Fontanarosa ; André Planson ; Yves Brayer ; Chapelain-Midy ; André Collot ; Grau-Sala ; Paul Jouve ; Michel Ciry et Jacques Thevenet. Poids total: environ 26 kg. Les frais de port devront être précisés selon l'adresse de l'acheteur; n'hésitez pas à vous renseigner. environ 20 x 24.5 cm par étui 26000g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ABC - Eric Girod]
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        Tratado de Derecho Procesal Civil, 6 Volumes, Complete Set.

      1961. Scarce Commentary on the Colombian Code of Civil Procedure Devis Echandia, Hernando. Tratado de Derecho Procesal Civil. Bogata: Editorial Temis, 1961-1969. Six volumes. Complete set. Original cloth, lettering pieces to spine. Moderate shelfwear and some soiling. Author inscription to half-title of Volume I, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, stamps and annotations to perliminaries. A scarce complete set. * Only edition. This is an authoritative, and remarkably comprehensive commentary on Colombia's Code of Civil Procedure. Contents: Volume I: Parte General, Generalidades; Volume II: Parte General, Sujetos de la Relacion Juridica Procesal; Volume III: Parte General, De los Actos Procesales (Parte Primera); Volume IV: Parte General, De los Actos Procesales (Parte Segunda); Volume V: Parte General, De la Prueba (Teoria General); Volume VI: Parte Especial, De la Prueba (Cases y Medios de Prueba)..

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Cadastre EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Seuil, 1961. Fine. Seuil, Paris 1961, 13,5x20,5cm, broché. - Collective Edition, one of 15 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies. Nice copy. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Figuras. (Edison, Leonardo da Vinci, Maria Antonieta, Carlos V, Marco Polo)

      Barcelona, Editorial Ramón Sopena, 1961. 4to.; 736 pp., con 230 ilustraciones entre el texto. Encuadernación original en tela

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Alaskan Holiday in the Land of the Willa-Waw [Cover title]

      [N.p., Vancouver, 1961. Illustrated by Lew Saw (Alan Pratt, Seattle Times). 15 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Illustrated self-wrappers. Illustrated by Lew Saw (Alan Pratt, Seattle Times). 15 pp. 1 vols. 4to. RARE ALASKAN FISHING TRIP. Privately printed account of a fishing trip by Donald Bates of Portland, B.C. lumber Baron H.R. MacMillan, Canadian Air Vice-Marshal Leigh Stevenson, and "one Indian" (the author, Fred Auger, publisher of the Vancouver Province newspaper) for steelhead, grayling, and salmon on the Kvichak River in western Alaska.The camp was operated by Grenold Collins, and the party visited it on the recommendation of Lee Richardson. The narrative is whimsical and informative, the illustrations are in a lightly comic style. The back cover illustration is of the Skyomish Sunrise fly for steelhead. It is probable that just a few copies were printed, for the participants and their friends.Interesting and RARE. OCLC 41828006 (2 copies, Univ. Alaska, Univ. British Columbia)

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        Typed letter signed ("Jack") with additions in holograph.

      [Orlando, Florida, December 18, 1961. - Large 4to. 1 p. An elliptical and erratic late-night missive betraying wild mood swings and littered with expletives, the present letter to Kerouac's then girlfriend Lois Sorrells opens, "it's now 4 in the mawnin and I've been typing up to 35 pages of manuscript of Big Sur novel [.]". Kerouac asks Sorrells to "Drop me one of yr sweet poetic notes soon, I'm lonely", before he segues into a profanity laced rant against his ex-wife (Joan Haverty Aly) and his having to travel to New York to take a paternity test. He goes on to offer up a reason why he hasn't asked Lois to marry him ("Even you could turn against me in legal marriage"), makes references to mutual friends in New York, then closes with a cryptic admonishment: "I like you for you [.] But you should never again run down the street to yr therapist knocking down innocent women's bags and papers and bump into handsome polite Negro students, hear me?" He also suggests she reread Dostoyevsky's The Possessed for insight into "getting rid of guilt." Kerouac spent several miserable months of 1961/62 in Orlando, where he and his mother had moved to escape the embarrassment caused by Aly's public claims that Kerouac had fathered a child with her. (As a result of the paternity test, Kerouac was ordered to pay child support.) See Charters, Brother-Souls, pp. 305 ff. - Some toning, a few light smudges to margins and tiny tear to one edge, folding creases.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Nobleza, Hidalguía, Profesiones y Oficios en la Montaña, según los Padrones del Catastro del Marqués de la Ensenada. Tomo IV: Treviso - Valle de Villaverde

      Santander, CSIC - Centro de Estudios Montañeses,1961 ["Fuentes Documentales para la Historia de la Provincia. Serie Documentos"]. 4to. mayor; XI pp., 770 pp., 1 h. Cubiertas originales.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        La noche del sábado. Novela escénica en cinco cuadros. [Junto con:] Señora ama. Comedia en tres actos. [Junto con:] La malquerida. Drama en tres actos. Con textos de homenaje al autor por José María Pemán, Alfredo Marqueríe, Antonio Bueno Vallejo, Luis Escobar y Emilio Gascó Contell

      Madrid, Ediciones Alfil, 1961. 4to.menor; 272 pp. Cubiertas originales.

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        Sprachgitter.,

      Frankfurt am Main, S. Fischer Verlag, 1961 - 66 (1) Seiten mit Schutzumschlag, dieser mit Randläsuren, zwei kleinen Einrissen, fachmännisch hinterlegt, auf dem Vortitel mit Widmung Paul Celans für den Theaterkritiker Georg Hensel: "Für G. Hensel / Paul Celan", insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. Paul Celan (* 23. November 1920 in Czernowitz/Ursaine + vermutlich 20. April 1970 Freitod in Paris; eigentlich Paul Antschel, später rumänisiert Ancel, woraus das Anagramm Celan entstand) war einer der berühmtesten deutschsprachigen Lyriker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 190 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        THE GUTENBERG BIBLE

      Pageant Books, Paterson, New Jersey, and New York 1961 - 464 x 330 mm (18 1/4 x 13"). Two volumes. ONE OF 1,000 NUMBERED SETS (996 for sale, this set unnumbered). Very pleasing smooth calf, with double fillet border, single fillet panel, and cornerpieces in blind, raised bands with gilt rules, spine panels reiterating cornerpieces, dark red and brown morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Each text page with rubrication in red and blue, small initials with trailing flourishes in margins, THE OPENING LEAVES OF THE VARIOUS BOOKS WITH ELABORATE INITIALS AND MARGINAL EMBELLISHMENT IN SEVERAL COLORS AND GOLD, chapter initials in red or blue. A virtually mint copy, as new internally. Only the second Gutenberg facsimile to be printed, this production is based on the earlier Insel Verlag facsimile (Leipzig, 1913-14), which was derived from the Gutenberg copies at Berlin and Fulda (considered the most beautifully illuminated of all known copies). It is hand bound and printed on 100% rag paper, with text leaves lithographed, and illuminated leaves produced by sheet-fed gravure. The quality of the materials and workmanship that went into this project suggest the magnificence and significance of the object being replicated. So far as we can tell, the publisher issued this facsimile in cloth and in red morocco, so our calf binding might well have been specially done--it is not only in virtually mint condition, but it is also attractive and appropriate. ONE OF 1,000 NUMBERED SETS (996 for sale, this set unnumbered). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        THE WASTE LAND.,

      Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1961 (London: Faber & Faber). - 8 x 11 1/4. (9), 11- 52, (1 ) pages. Vellum-backed marbled boards with matching s/c. The s/c was too tight for both for this publication and the Four Quartets which was issued in a similar format; it has usually split with use and frequently resulted in wear to the cover edges. The case on this copy has been rehabilitated by a local binder who has covered/reinforced the joints with green cloth. There is very slight wear to the edges. A fine copy. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Eliot. Designed and printed by Hans Mardersteig in his Dante type on Magnani paper. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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        Sprachgitter. 6. Tausend.

      Frankfurt Fischer 1961 - 66 Seiten. Orig. Leinwand mit Schutzumschlag. - Auf dem Schmutztitel handschriftliche Widmung von Celan: "Für Frau Ilse Stolte Paul Celan". - Umschlag etwas vergilbt und mit "signiert" beschrieben. Sonst gut erhalten. 2000 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Christel Morner Buch und Kunst]
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        Fabriklandschaft Zürich Escherwies. Kohlezeichnung auf Papier.

      1961.. Bildgrösse:35x43 cm. Blatt rückseitig voll signiert. In Metallglasrahmen 51x71 cm..

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        The Moviegoer

      Knopf 1961 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a laid in signature. A spectacular dustjacket that is vibrant in color with a hint of wear to the spine ends. This original FIRST ISSUE DUSTJACKET has the $3.95 price is present with no chips or pieces missing. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the panels. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Walker Percy First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        GARBO Revista Semanal De Actualidad 1953 - 1954 -1955 - 1956- 1957 - 1958 - 1959 - 1960 - 1961 - 1962

      Barcelona - Madrid - Barcelona - Madrid. Gran Formato. Guáflex con lomera en tela. Tejuelo y dorados. 2 Tomos por año. Tomos muy pesados y voluminosos. Años completos. 20 Volúmenes en total. Revista de sociedad, política, artículos médicos, reportajes literarios de actualidad, etc. La obra se encuentra en perfecto estado, como nueva y perfectamente encuadernada en su totalidad. El año 53 comienza con el número 17. Estos volúmenes constan de 41 números, desconociendo si es completa o no. El resto está encuadernado de manera correlativa hasta el año 1962. Periodismo. Obra muy pesada. Consultar para llegar a un acuerdo en los gastos de envío. Más de 25 kgs. Conservan portadas y contraportadas originales. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librería Virtual DPL]
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        Poems in English. [Signed and Limited Edition]

      London: John Calder. First Edition.. Excellent, close to new condition. No. 15 of only 100 copies on untrimmed, handmade paper [Vergé pur fil]. Signed by Samuel Beckett. Extremely rare in this condition !. First Edition. London, John Calder, 1961. 8°. 53 pages. Original Hardcover. Excellent, close to new condition. No. 15 of only 100 copies on untrimmed, handmade paper [Vergé pur fil]. Signed by Samuel Beckett. Extremely rare in this condition ! Includes the poems: Whoroscope / Echo's Bones (The Vulture, Enueg I, Enueg II, Alba, Dortmunder, Sanies I, Sanies II, Serena I, Serena II, Serena III, Malaconda, Da Tagte Es / Cascando / Saint-Ló / Dieppe //

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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        Missale.

      Deutschland?, 13. Jahrhundert.. Zweispaltiges, 30-zeiliges O-Pergamentblatt mit Neumen und Text sowie mehreren blauen und roten Lombarden. Text in roter und schwarzer gotischer Schrift. Breitrandiges Blatt aus ehemaliger Buchbindung mit mittiger Faltspur und Marginalie des 19. Jh.. Blatt angestaubt und ungereinigt. Blattgröße: 24 x 36 cm.. Das Blatt enthält neben der musikalischen Notation, Texte aus der Vulgata. Die Notenschrift ist ein Dokument der Wandlung von der Neumenschrift zur Quadratschrift (Blume 1961, Band 9 / 1611ff.). Bei diesem Blatt handelt es sich um Quadratschrift auf vier Linien. Die Textschrift umfasst Initialen und Minuskeln des 13. Jahrhunderts.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Christine Laist]
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        THE GUTENBERG BIBLE

      Paterson, New Jersey, and New York: Pageant Books, 1961. ONE OF 1,000 NUMBERED SETS (996 for sale, this set unnumbered) n. Hardcover. 464 x 330 mm (18 1/4 x 13").Two volumes. ONE OF 1,000 NUMBERED SETS (996 for sale, this set unnumbered). Very pleasing smooth calf, with double fillet border, single fillet panel, and cornerpieces in blind, raised bands with gilt rules, spine panels reiterating cornerpieces, dark red and brown morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Each text page with rubrication in red and blue, small initials with trailing flourishes in margins, THE OPENING LEAVES OF THE VARIOUS BOOKS WITH ELABORATE INITIALS AND MARGINAL EMBELLISHMENT IN SEVERAL COLORS AND GOLD, chapter initials in red or blue.A virtually mint copy, as new internally. Only the second Gutenberg facsimile to be printed, this production is based on the earlier Insel Verlag facsimile (Leipzig, 1913-14), which was derived from the Gutenberg copies at Berlin and Fulda (considered the most beautifully illuminated of all known copies). It is hand bound and printed on 100% rag paper, with text leaves lithographed, and illuminated leaves produced by sheet-fed gravure. The quality of the materials and workmanship that went into this project suggest the magnificence and significance of the object being replicated. So far as we can tell, the publisher issued this facsimile in cloth and in red morocco, so our calf binding might well have been specially done--it is not only in virtually mint condition, but it is also attractive and appropriate.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        WEEGEE BY WEEGEE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER

      (WEEGEE). Fellig, Arthur, aka Weegee. WEEGEE BY WEEGEE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed Presentation Copy from the Photographer. New York: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1961. Second Printing. 8vo. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/Very Good. 160pp, 106 b&w illustrations. Did the twentieth century ever bring notoriety to a photographer more steeped in hype and myth than Arthur Fellig - aka "Weegee The Famous"? And while much if not most of that hype and myth was perpetuated by Weegee himself, the ingenuity of his exploits stalking the mean streets of crime-riddled, forties-era New York cannot be denied. Working mostly at night out of his improvised trunk-converted-into-a-darkroom, Weegee parlayed his police radio, trusty Speed Graphic camera, and an uncanny knack for getting to a crime scene quickly into journalistic infamy. His first book, "Naked City" became a bestseller as well as the basis for both Jules Dassin's film and the television series of the same name. He later tried his luck in Hollywood, then plumbed the depths of female figure photography, exploitation filmmaking, and photographic special effects. In this, his 1961 autobiography, Weegee equally illuminates and propagates his mythic stature with no apparent lack of self-confidence. An internally most handsome example of the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company first edition additionally bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED PRESENTATION "To Warren Bush / Weegee / 1964 ------" in green ink on the front pastedown whose graphically striking dust jacket designed by Mort Perry shows just a bit of rubbing and a single short closed tear. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. LC 61-14233 Inventory Number: 024342

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        One of only three known - a signed copy of John F. Kennedy's "Ask Not what your country can do for you . . . " speech. Inscribed and signed by Kennedy

      [Washington DC], [1961]. 8.25" x 11". "Magazine Cover Signed ""John Kennedy"". A fantastic Special Edition of LIFE magazine, from 1961, 8.25"" x 11"", of the inauguration of President Kennedy and the words that changed a nation. The Life magazine cover commemorates JFK's inauguration as 35th President of the United States. The cover is inscribed and reads, ""For Betty Proxmire - with very best wishes, John Kennedy."" Also included in the edition is the entire text of the speech that touched a nation when Kennedy simply stated, ""And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."""

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        James and the Giant Peach.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1961 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper, and additionally signed by the illustrator, Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half title page. Near fine in the original dust jacket that shows some wear to the crown and foot of the spine and a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. In 1953 Dahl married the actress Patricia Neal; they had three children, to whom he began to tell bedtime stories. James and the Giant Peach, the first of these to reach print, is a comic fantasy about a small boy who travels the world inside a huge peach, in company with several giant insects. Like most of Dahl’s children’s books, it first appeared in print in the United States (Carpenter & Prichard). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Tombeau de mon père EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Editions Galanis, 1961. Fine. Editions Galanis, Paris 1961, In-4 (33,7x27cm), en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - First edition, printed in 112 numbered copies, each signed by the author and artist of ours, one of 21 copies on Japan Pearl, only to have the state board and the sequence of etchings on Japan pearly signed by the artist, leading copy. The book is illustrated with seven original etchings by Maurice Esteve, one vignette, 4 inset, a headband and a cul-de-lamp. Very rare limited edition of this moving poem by André Frénaud beautifully illustrated compositions Stephen. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, tirée à 112 exemplaires numérotés, tous signés par l'auteur et l'artiste, le nôtre, un des 21 exemplaires sur Japon nacré, seuls à comporter la planche d'état et la suite des eaux-fortes sur Japon nacré signée par l'artiste, tirage de tête.  L'ouvrage est illustré de 7 eaux-fortes originales de Maurice Estève, dont une vignette, 4 hors-texte, un bandeau et un cul-de-lampe.  Très rare tirage de tête de cet émouvant poème d'André Frénaud superbement illustré de compositions d'Estève. 

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        Ben-Gurion defends the sovereignty of the Knesset while embroiled in the Lavon Affair

      Jerusalem, Israel, March 8, 1961. 6.5" x7". "Typed Letter Signed, ""D. Ben-Gurion,"" in Hebrew, 1p, 6.5"" x 7"", March 8, 1961, addressed to Ephraim Tzoref. Folds, punch holes for filing, tape at upper margin and tape residue, all in blank areas on recto. Very good condition with a bold Ben-Gurion signature over four inches in length.The letter translates as follows: ""I understand your distress but no need to exaggerate. The 'bad spirits' which overtook the public following organized gossip - will pass. / There was no need for early elections but the Knesset is sovereign and we have to accept its decisions with love. The people will decide.""The resurgence of the Lavon Affair in 1960, was brought about by the trial of Avri Elad, who was accused of being an Egyptian double agent in what was called the 'Lavon Affair' or 'Regrettable Affair'. Lavon, originally accused of giving the order for a poorly conceived covert operation in Egypt that resulted in the capture, torture and death of several Israeli agents and greatly embarrassed the State of Israel, was acquitted by a Commission of Seven in December 1960. Lavon insisted Ben-Gurion absolve Elad of all suspicion. Ben-Gurion refused to do so, and insisted Lavon (who had been Defense Minister at the time of the covert operation) be removed from his post as Secretary General of the Histadrut. According to the Knesset Government website, ""A no-confidence motion on this matter was rejected in January 1961, but growing criticism of Ben-Gurion from coalition member parties...led to his resignation. His attempt to form a new government failed, and Mapai's refusal to present a different candidate for the post brought forward the elections. The Knesset approved its dispersal on March 13th 1961. Elections were held five months later... [This] Fifth Knesset officiated for a little more than four years, during which three governments were formed - the 10th through 12th Governments. The Tenth Government was the last government headed by David Ben-Gurion, who...resigned for the final time...feeling he had lost the trust of his fellow friends in the matter of the 'Lavon Affair.' (http://knesset.gov.il/review/ReviewPage.aspx?lng=3&KNS=5)"

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        STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND

      G.P. Putman's Sons 1961 - First Edition, First Printing Beautiful, clean, crisp book and near fine dust jacket. All required points for a first edition, first impresssion book including the C22 code in gutter on page 408, no other impressions and dates listed on the copyright page. This printing was the only one in which Starship Troopers is displayed on back panel of dust jacket (all later impressions have an image of Heinlein). The book is in great condition with clean crisp green cloth boards, and bright unfaded gilt titles on the spine with a slight touch of fading. The boards have sharp corners, and no edgewear. Touch of very slight toning/rubbing. The binding is tight and square. The end papers have one scripted owner name and date, but otherwise are clean with no stains, no inscriptions, no bookstore stamps and no bookplates. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with No stains, No writing, No age toning, No bent pages and No foxing. Green top stain applied by publisher. Beautiful clean book. Please see images. The stunning original dust jacket has benefited from some very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and presents in near fine condition. The dust jacket has No rips, No chips, No tears, No fading but very slight to the spine as is typical for this title, otherwise No rubbing, No foxing and No stains. Very tiny slight crease along top edge (hard to see) The rear panel and flaps are clean and bright with the rear panel still maintaining a bright white without any age toning. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $4.50. Striking dust jacket presenting the book beautifully! Please see detailed images. A very handsome example of this classic rare book, in great collectible condition with a striking near fine bright dust jacket. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi listings [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An unstable intermediate carrying information from genes to ribosomes for protein synthesis

      Nature (Lond.) 190, 576-80. 1961. - Nature (Lond.) 190, 576-80. 1961.Garrison and Morton 256.10Demonstration of the existence of ?messenger? RNA. With F. Jacob and M. Meselson.Tiny nick to top edge else very good. Self-wrappers as issued. First separate edition. Rare. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Connaissance par les gouffres EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1961. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1961, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 3000 numbered copies on calypso bouffant. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau: "... tribute from a friend who is lost in many ways ..." Nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 3000 exemplaires numérotés sur bouffant calypso. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Henri Michaux à Raymond Queneau : "... hommage d'un ami qui se perd dans de nombreux chemins..." Bel exemplaire.  

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        RANDSTAD. Numéros 1 à 13 . [Collection complète]. Rédaction : Hugo Claus, Ivo Michiels, Harry Mulisch, Simon Winkenoog. ‎

      Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, 1961-1969 - 13 numéros en 12 volumes in-12, [1numéro double 11/12], illustrations dans la plupart des volumes, broché, couvertures illustrées.‎ ‎Revue littéraire éclectique, Randstad publie l’avant garde littéraire des années 60. Textes originaux et traductions de : Fernando Arrabal, Antonin Artaud, Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, William Burroughs, Hugo Claus, Constant, Guy Debord, Freddy de Vree, Corneille, Paul Boon, Michel Butor, Jean Dubuffet, Allen Ginsberg, Ralph Ginzburg, Jean Genet, Gutai-Groep, Henri Michaux, Cees Nooteboom, Vladimir Majakovski, Gabriel Pomerand, Wilhem Reich, Han Richter, Kurt Schwitters, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Spur, Wolf Vostel, Daniel Spoerri, Alexander Trocchi, Simon Vinkenoog, etc. Illustrée de photographies de Frank Horvat, Robert R. McElroy, Peter Moore, Ken Heyman, Cor Jaring, Hans Bruggeman, Win Van der Linden, Sanne Sannes, Yves Klein, Kelly Hart, Julian Wasser, Martha Holmes, Weegee, etc.‎ . Rédaction : Hugo Claus, Ivo Michiels, Harry Mulisch, Simon Winkenoog. ‎ [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph dedication and signature in: Che Guevara: La guerra de guerillas.

      N. p., [1961].. 211, (5) pp. 8vo.. Stamped "Escuela Nacionale | Direccion".

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        THUNDERBALL.

      Jonathan Cape, [1961]. - First edition. First issue binding. 8vo. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Basis for the film of the same name that starred Sean Connery as Agent 007 and Claudine Auger as Bond Girl Dominique "Domino" Derval. In 1966 THUNDERBALL won the Oscar for "Best Effects, Special Visual Effects." An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The 500th Anniversary Pictorial Census of the Gutenberg Bible.

      - Chicago: The Coverdale Press, 1961. Large folio, xvi, 263pp. Original faux red morocco, lettered in gilt to backstrip and decorated in gilt and gray and gilt to to board, in red morocco slipcase; decorated endpapers (maps showing the locations of known copies of the Gutenberg Bible), illustrated throughout from photographs. Numbered copy of limited edition signed by the author, announcement loosely inserted. Some very slight scuff marks to slipcase, else fine. Limited to 985 copies, of which this is no. 117 (hand-numbered on colophon page), and signed by the author. This volume contains a huge number of images of extant copies of what is perhaps the most famous book ever produced, and serves as an invaluable record of cultural heritage. Includes an introduction by Aloys Ruppel on GutenbergÕs life and work, and a census of all known copies, fragments, and single leaves. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE YORKSHIRE JURASSIC FLORA

      London: Trustees of the British Museum. Very Good. 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio The very scarce complete five volume set published between 1961-1979. Original grey buckram cloth with gilt lettering to the spines. Bindings very good with minimal wear, spines slightly marked. Contents clean and tight. paper crisp; a few discreet stamps. A very good set. Please note this is a heavy set and a small postal surcharge may apply. .

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        Life and Liszt - THE RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONCERT PIANIST

      TAPLINGER PUBLISHING CO. INC, NEW YORK 1961 - The book is dedicated and signed by Ellen Ballon and Theodore LaFleur Bullock. [they were married but kept their professional surnames]. The dedication reads: For Max, With the affectionate good wishes of Ellen Ballon - and the editor; Theodore L. Bullock. New York. March 1966. Arthur Friedheim: Friend, favourite pupil, and secretary of Franz Liszt, was the composer's closest associate during the 1880's. In this profound and scholarly study, Friedheim examines Liszt's life as a man, pianist, composer, conductor, teacher, and writer. His vibrant, richly textured prose recaptures a golden age of music that ended with the outbreak of World War I. Friedheim's memoir evokes an era populated by giants of the keyboard and podium as well as scholars, writers, soldiers, and statesmen. A noted concert pianist and conductor in his own right, the author was the contemporary of Paderewski, Rachmaninoff, Kreisler, Rubinstein, and Caruso. His reminiscences revisit the opulent social and musical circles of Europe and North America during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Modern readers will find this volume a rich source of sound musical scholarship on the forerunners of twentieth-century music. ELLEN BALLON: Artur Rubinstein is said to have declared her 'the greatest pianistic genius I have ever met'. Following a farewell recital at Royal Victoria College in Montreal on December 27, 1906, she was sent to New York to study with Rafael Joseffy (her patrons were the Canadian prime minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and the principal of McGill University, Sir William Peterson). She married Colonel Theodore LaFleur Bullock of Quebec in 1958 and died in Montreal in 1969. THEODORE L. BULLOCK: Prior to editing this work, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal 22e Régiment. Bullock long served as Secretary to Montreal Mayor Camillien Houde. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1946. CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: The original dustjacket accompanies this book. The dustjacket is creased around the extremities, and the top and bottom of the spine has a few small chips. The spine is scuffed on the folds. Few small closed edge tears, but these are not so noticeable since the dustjacket is housed in a removable plastic archival sleeve. Boards are wine coloured cloth with gold lettering to the spine. Few small white marks. Corners are lightly scuffed. Other than this: boards are strong, clean and tightly bound to the inner page block. Endpages are browned [mainly near the margin]. The front blank endpage is where the book is signed. Pages are in a beautifully clean condition. All 335 pages are tightly bound. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Totalite et Infini(Totality and Infinity)

      La Haye: Martinus Nijhoff, 1961. First edition. Near Fine/very good +. LEVINAS, Emmanuel. Totalite et Infini(Totality and Infinity). Martinus Nijhoff, La Haye, 1961. Half-Title + TP + [v] vii = table des matieres + [ix] xviii = preface + 1 leaf + [3] 284 + loosely inserted "errata"; Octavo. First Edition.Levinas magnum opus and arguably one of the most important books in 20th century philosophy and ethics. Levinas re-frames the ethical moment in terms of the radical encounter with Other (alterity). Ethics lies in the responsibility one has for the other. As we encounter Other (alterity) in the face of the other, we can only respond with care for that other. It is the fundamentally existential moment.Levinas's first book-length essay, Totality and Infinity (1961), was written as his Habilitation or Doctorat d'État. Transcendence is a significant focus of Totality and Infinity, coming to pass in the face-to-face relationship. For Levinas, to escape deontology and utility, ethics must find its ground in an experience that cannot be integrated into logics of control, prediction, or manipulation. Whether it takes the form of the conscious fit between subject and object in Husserl's phenomenology, or whether a unity of mind and being evolves dialectically, rational activity can never become angelic. That is, it cannot step outside the totalizing logics of metaphysical systems, without supposing them or restoring them. There is no formal bridge, for Levinas, between practical and pure reason. Philosophy in the twentieth century (Heidegger, the Frankfurt School, deconstruction) has shown, at least, that the universality of concepts and the necessity carried by transcendental arguments are simply not sufficient to prevent the triumph of ends-rationality and instrumentalization. Ethics is therefore either an affair of inserting particulars into abstract scenarios, or ethics itself speaks out of particularity about the first human particularity: the face-to-face relationship. (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).CONDITION: In publishers original blue cloth with light blue, printed dustjacket. A clean, bright and tight copy. Scarce. Very good to near fine.PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST In publishers original blue cloth with light blue, printed dustjacket. A clean, bright and tight copy. Scarce. Very good to near fine.

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        One of only two known - a signed copy of John F. Kennedy's "ask not what your country can do for you . . . " speech. Inscribed and signed by Kennedy

      n.p., [1961]. 4to. "A fantastic display of the President and words that changed a nation. The Life magazine cover commemorating JFK's inauguration as 35th President of the United States. The cover is inscribed to Mr. Joseph Clark and reads, ""For Mr. Joseph Clark with very best wishes, John Kennedy."" Also included in the display is the entire text of the speech that touched a nation when Kennedy simply stated, ""And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."" The rest of the magazine, with the exception of the framed page of the President's speech, is still attached to the cover.Joseph S. Clark, Jr. [1901-1990] was the Democratic Senator from Pennsylvania from 1957-1969. He had a combative relationship with Lyndon Johnson while Johnson was Senator Majority Leader. A member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he voted for the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964 but soon became an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War, condemning the war's escalation in 1965."

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        The Moviegoer

      first edition first printing hardcover in dust jacket (Knopf 1961); prior owner front free end page corner, text unmarked; little age tone; sound binding; cover has a small faint stain to the front panel, otherwise clean with vivid titling/decoration to spine cloth; little lower corner bump; dj foxed on inner surface, light foxing and fade to edges of back panel; dj edge wear: small nicks at corners and spine ends, a short tear at spine head, small shallow chipping at spine ends; flap price present; thin dust soil top edge of dj flaps MSambibab

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        James and the Giant Peach.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1961 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "For Virginia Jane and Alexander Charles with lots of good wishes and heaps of love from Roald Dahl November 1961." Additionally signed by the illustrator Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half title page. Fine in the original dust jacket that shows wear to the foot of the spine and a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional copy, rare signed and inscribed in the year of publication. In 1953 Dahl married the actress Patricia Neal; they had three children, to whom he began to tell bedtime stories. James and the Giant Peach, the first of these to reach print, is a comic fantasy about a small boy who travels the world inside a huge peach, in company with several giant insects. Like most of Dahl’s children’s books, it first appeared in print" in the United States (Carpenter & Prichard). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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