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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1961. First edition, first impression. Original black cloth with blind-stamped skeletal hand design to upper board and titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding and contents clean, square and tight and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with near fine dustwrapper which is very clean and bright with just two small closed tears to the top edge of the rear panel. Not price-clipped (15s net to the front flap). A lovely copy. First edition, first issue. 50,589 copies printed. [Gilbert A9a (1.1).]Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Tessiner Berg "Cima del Uomo". Oel auf Leinwand.

      1961.. Bildgrösse 57x81 cm. Signiert und datiert. Gerahmt 69x93 cm..

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        The War at Sea 1939-1945

      HMSO, 1961-62-60-61. 3 vols., in 4, roy. 8vo., Mixed Editions, with 4 frontispieces (showing 8 plates), 288 plates on 142 (1 double-page), 87 folding maps (74 coloured in outline), 30 full-page maps (6 coloured in outline), 17 maps in the text and 111 tables (7 double-page) in the text, neat inscription on front free endpapers; green cloth, gilt backs, a very good, clean set in unclipped dustwrappers, the wrappers very lightly dust-soiled with small damp-mark (wrapper only) on backstrip of second volume. With a personal bookplate on front paste-downs. A previous owner has annotated neatly the backstrips of the wrappers to indicate the years covered by each volume. The last two volumes contain their respective errata slips (errors in the first two volumes are corrected in the text of the later printings). The official British account published in the UK Government's series History of the Second World War. The set comprises: Volume I: The Defensive, 1954 (fifth impression 1961); Volume II: The Period of Balance, 1957 (third impression 1962); VolumeIII/1: The Offensive Part 1: 1 June 1943-31 May 1944, 1960 (first impression); Volume III/2: The Offensive Part II: 1 June 1944-14 August 1945, 1961 (first impression). Roskill's masterpiece is an absolutely basic source and a model of its kind. Enser, p.383; Law, 0647. . Catalogs: naval: ww2.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Pharsalia. Dramatic Episodes Of The Civil Wars

      Cassell, 1961. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. First edition & printing in this form. Inside fine and may be unread. Edges and endpapers tanned. Pencil number on blank front endpaper. Unclipped dustjacket, fair with some damage and marks. Belle Sauvage Library. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 520g. Offers always considered - please contact us.

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      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1961. Octavo. Original dark grey boards, spine lettered in gilt, skeletal hand motif on front board blocked in blind. With the dust jacket. Contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, a few spots to top edge of text block, and two to its fore edge. An excellent copy in a jacket with a tiny split at head of spine panel but overall bright. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Seurat et son oeuvre [Seurat and his work]

      Paris: Grund. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, number 26 of only 50 copies of the exemplaires d'auteur from a total edition of 600.?The authoritative catalogue raisonne of Seurat's work. With over 700 illustrations. Paris: Grund, 1961.?Large quarto (approximately 11x13 inches), original publisher's blue cloth; top edge gilt. Two volumes. Mild sunning to bottom half of Vol I spine and extreme edges of binding; otherwise fine. A beautiful set. Rare.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company ]
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        Samples of the Old Turkish Carpets and Kilims / Eski t?rk halilarindan ve kilimlerinden ?rnekler

      S?merbank, Istanbul, 1961, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good in Good+ dustjacket; 19 x 13.5 Hardback in chipped dustjacket otherwise in Very Good conditionIllustrated by 40 offset color plates; GWO 1331. Beautifully produced catalog of the TIEM collection of old rugs and flatweaves. Uncommon.; 5; 88 pp.

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        Biuku Gasa, the Solomon Islander who rescued John F. Kennedy and his fellow PT-109 survivors, gives the only contemporary (and likely the first) lengthy account of the events of August 1943

      Dictated Manuscript, 5 pages, 7.75" x 9.75", [Kauvi Island, Western Solomon Islands, c. 1961], written in the Melanesian dialect of Roviana , being Biuku Gasa's own account of the 1943 rescue of John F. Kennedy and his fellow survivors from PT-109 that was sunk following a collision with a Japanese destroyer on the night of August 2, 1943. Offered with a contemporary translation by a local Methodist missionary, a Typed Manuscript Signed, "(Rev) E. C. Leadley," 1 page, 8.25" x 10.25", [Kauvi Island, Western Solomon Islands, c. 1960-1961], giving a "Certified true translation" of Gasa's account. Both manuscript and typescript bear some moderate mat burn from framing, some very minor wear at corners including a few very minor tears, else very good condition. Offered together with an auction catalog from Charles Hamilton Galleries, where the manuscript first sold in 1966. A remarkable and lengthy account of Gasa's heroic efforts to save John F. Kennedy and his crew who had been stranded on a small island for six days after their torpedo boat was rammed and cut in two by a Japanese destroyer. Gasa dictated his account to the Rev. E. C. Leadley, a longtime Methodist missionary who had sought out Gasa in February 1961. Reverend Leadley translates the account in typescript. Entitled, "THIS IS THE STORY OF CAPTAIN KENNEDY", Leadley's translation of Gasa's words read in full: "I was a scout at Gizo Island; we lived at Sepo. But one day the Japanese came, so we moved to another part of the island of Gizo. Eroni [Eroni Kumana] and I were chosen by the bosun [Arthur Reginald Evans] to go and make a report to Duke island. When we had done that, we came back to Naru Island, and saw a Japanese vessel, and we went over to look at it. While we were getting these things from this (wrecked) ship, we saw a man walking on Naru Island. We thought he was a Japanese, so we ran away and come to Olosana Island. 'Let us pull in to shore', I said to Eroni, 'because I want a drink of cocoanut milk'. But when we drew near I saw a white man, who called out, so we kept away a bit. I said to my friend, 'We are dead men; that is a Japanese' But the man heard the word 'Japan', and he quickly said, 'I am not a Japanese, but an American'. But I said, 'No, you are Japanese'. But the man called again, 'Look at my skin; it is white; I am not a Jap.' But I said, 'True, his skin is whitish, but he is a Jap'. He was speaking in English and I was speaking in pidgin (English). He said, 'Are you two scouts?' 'No,' I said. 'Where do you come from?', he said, and I replied, 'We come from Vella Lavella'. 'Can you help us?', he said, and I replied, 'No, we can't'. It was because we were afraid to die that I spoke falsely, for we were sure that he was Japanese. This and a lot of other deceitful things were said. It is rather funny now to think of what we said because we were very frightened. But soon the man said, 'Do you know John Kari? Man from Rendova?' He said that he (John Kari) had brought to them at Rendova an American. By this we knew that all was well, and we were very glad. We went ashore and slept with the man and his friends. Many of them had burns on their bodies and were in great distress. I was very sorry for them, and wanted to try to get them quickly to Rendova, but the trouble was, that our canoe was very small. So I said to Eroini, 'We must not leave them; if they die, let us die with them'. Perhaps it was after midnight that Captain Kennedy swam across with a piece of canoe and a tin of fresh water which he wanted for his crew. So they told him, 'Captain Kennedy, we are saved. There are two men here, Biuku and Eroni'. The captain said, 'Where are they?. 'here', they said. We cama [sic] forward and fell in front of him with joy and then we all shook hands. As soon as morning came, he wanted to swim back to Naru, for he wanted to try to signal a ship. So I said, 'Why not have us carry you across in our canoe?' 'Good', he said. So we covered him with coconut fronds and paddled him across to Naru. We came to another man [George H. R. "Barney" Ross] who was swimming and we wanted to pick him up, but he swam away. So I told the captain, that the man was afraid. 'Tell him my name' he said. So I called out, 'Captain Kennedy inside long canoe here', so he waited for us and we took him also to Naru Island. When we arrived at Naru, Captain Kennedy said, ' I want to get to Rendova quickly but I can't. And I have no paper to write a letter to send to Rendova. What do you think I ought to do, Biuku?' Well, we sat down and suddenly I thought, even though there is no paper, he could write on the skin of a coconut. So I called Eroni, and he climbed up and got a coconut. I called to Captain Kennedy and said, All right, you write your letter' And he said, 'Can I write on this?' and I replied, 'yes, you can'. So he got out his pocket knife and wrote, and then tried to rub it out but could not. He was very surprised that I had invented an new thing to write on! What he wrote was, 'THESE TWO NATIVES KNOW WE ELEVEN ARE'. And he said, 'Try hard to rescue me from my enemies'. And this is what has happened; we rescued Captain Kennedy and his crew from their enemies. This then is my act of love or helpfulness to the big Kingdom, the whole of the U.S.A." Gasa's account is important in that not only does it tell the story from the native perspective, underscoring the great fear he and his friend experienced in approaching these unfamiliar foreigners, it also corrects a major discrepancy concerning the famed coconut message. In Robert J. Donovan's 1961 book, PT-109, as well as the 1963 film version starring Cliff Robertson, it is Kennedy who suggests using a coconut to send along his message. Here Gasa clearly states that it was his own idea to use a coconut to transmit the message. That piece of coconut was kept by Kennedy, ensconced in a paperweight on his desk in the Oval Office. Both Gasa and Kumana were invited to attend John F. Kennedy's 1961 inauguration in Washington. However, the pair were intercepted at the airport prior to their departure by British colonial officials who convinced them to allow official representatives to go in their stead, insisting that their outward appearance would prove an embarrassment. In gratitude for their exploits, the Kennedy family, in conjunction with the National Geographic Society and a private philanthropist had a home constructed for Gasa. (A home was also built for Kumana). Gasa died on November 23, 2005, a day after the 42nd anniversary of Kennedy's assassination. Kumana died only recently, on August 2, 2014: the 71st anniversary of the sinking of PT-109. Provenance: Charles Hamilton, New York, December 13, 1966, Lot 331, sold to Jack Haizen for $600. By means of comparison, in the same auction, a 1863 Letter Signed by Abraham Lincoln concerning his declaration of George Washington's birthday as a national holiday sold for the same amount.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Adult Pulp Cover Original Art

      [Circa early 1960s]. A collection of original artwork for several adult-oriented paperback pulp novels from the early 1960s, including six small color mockups, measuring 4" x 7", and four large preliminary pencil sketches, measuring 20"x 26". The sketches have an applied paper boarder secured with masking tape and are somewhat chipped along the edges, near fine, while the mockups have only the slightest touch of wear to a couple of corners, else fine. The art appears to be all from the same unknown artist with the preliminary sketches representing more detailed renditions of all but two of the color mock ups. The text on the mockups is not readable except for the titles and a few scattered words, likely as intended. Our research was not able to determine definitively whether these covers were ever published or if these are spec illustrations done by an artist to secure work. The Exotic by Carter Brown was published several times, the earliest being a 1961 Signet paperback, but neither it nor any of the other printings we examined matched the artwork found here. This is also the case for The Night It Happened, Demon Lovers, and Big Blondes. The remaining two titles illustrated here, Wild Heat and Adorable Creatures, could not be located at all. Likewise we were unable to identify with any publisher the crossed key logo found on all but one of the covers. Two of the titles, Demon Lovers and Adorable Creatures, are particularly notable for their obvious lesbian themes. An interesting group of titillating artwork from the golden age of the pulp paperback. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: A Torquil Book Distributed by Dodd, Mead & Company,. [1961]. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in bright, near fine dust jacket with light rubbing at. spine ends. One of Anderson's scarcest U.S. hardcover books and very. elusive in superior condition. A superb association copy. (#103506). First edition, trade issue with dust jacket priced "$2.95." The dedication copy with signed inscription by Anderson to John W. Campbell "who started it all." Fix-up novel comprising "Tomorrow's Children" and "Logic," with a new final section. "Tomorrow's Children" (co- authored by F. N. Waldrop) was Anderson's first published SF story. It was accepted for publication by Campbell and appeared in the March 1947 issue of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. "Logic" was published in the July 1947 issue of ASTOUNDING. "Dour adventure in a world of genetic mutations caused by an all-out nuclear war. In its early form this was one of the first sf stories to deal with this theme." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 390. The final section of the story, however, is upbeat, Earth's mutants, now Homo superior, have colonized most of the Solar System and have begun a project to terraform the blasted, ruined Earth.

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        The American Dream

      New York: Coward-McCann. (1961). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A beautiful copy of the author's second hardcover. A very uncommon title. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1961. Quarto. Original printed cloth, illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout by the author. Spine ends and corners slightly rubbed, small pink marks to rear endpaper. An excellent, bright copy. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the verso of the front flyleaf: "HAHA... Hoooo... Dear Helen, I send you my best greeting, me Veronica... a... aa... and so does... Roger D. ... Ha... oooo... oo.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typed letter signed in full to Mr. D'Arms of the Ford Foundation

      2 pp. Quarto. Dated September 11, 1961. A long and important letter mentioning a number of Carter's works including the Double Concerto, Second String Quartet, and Piano Concerto, commissioned by the noted Cuban- born American pianist and long-time teacher at both the Mannes School of Music and Juilliard, Jacob Lateiner (1928-2010). Stamped "Received Sep 12 1961 Humanities & Arts Program." Carter explains that he has been busy rehearsing his Double Concerto. Work on the Piano Concerto has been slow because he had to complete his Second String Quartet and Double Concerto: "I have only been able to spend about 1000 hours on the Ford [Piano] Concerto and have about 3,000 hours or so more to spend... before it is finished." He goes on to discuss performances and performers, the inadvisability of the premiere of the Piano Concerto taking place in Denver, his concerns that it will likely be a failure because of the incompetency of the local performers, his worries that Lateiner will have difficulty securing engagements, etc. Carter insists that the work be first performed by a major orchestra either in the U.S. or in Europe. Creased at folds; stapled at upper left corner; some marks in red crayon and pencil, possibly in Carter's hand; a number of words crossed out; small stamp to lower right corner of first page and lower left corner of second page; receipt stamp to verso of first page. . The tone of the letter suggests that Carter was quite upset over the Ford Foundation's plans for the launch of his new work. His wishes were fulfilled, however, as the concerto was eventually premiered by Lateiner with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Eric Leinsdorf on January 6, 1967. The work is dedicated to Igor Stravinsky "on his 85th birthday with great admiration and friendship... Reviewing the first performance, Michael Steinberg wrote that 'Carter's Concerto established the most dramatic confrontation of solo and orchestra since Beethoven.' Carter set out to discover a new dramatic meaning for the concerto form... The Concerto is Carter's most passionate and tragic composition." Schiff p. 254.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        The Ice in the Bedroom

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First printing before the first British edition. Inscribed by the author "With best wishes/P.G. Wodehouse" on the front free endpaper. 246(1)pp., bound in 1/4 black cloth over black paper covered boards stamped with the author's name in yellow, spine lettering in red, white and yellow, in unclipped pictorial dust jacket with rear panel only slightly rubbed, small closed tears to head with wrinkle and with just a handful of faint tiny tear drops to front panel. A very nice copy.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        James and the Giant Peach, A Children's Story

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1961. Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Quarto. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, front cover with design copied from the frontispiece blocked in blind, apple green endpapers. With the printed colour dust jacket. Colour frontispiece, 5 full-page plates, 4 in full colour, the other coloured in one tint;19 illustrations in the text, of which 10 are coloured with one tint. A bright copy in the dust jacket with chipping to ends of spine, shallow chipping and closed tears along edges and to corners, light markings to front panel, moderate creasing to flap folds, faint stain to rear panel. A good copy. First edition, first printing with the 5 line colophon on the last page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, NY 1961 - 8vo., 159 pp., portrait frontis, b&w photos. A very good copy in printed dw that is slightly rubbed and dusty, with a few small tears at the edges. Bodly inscribed by the photographer "To $ugar ¢ain who was my inspiration, Weegee 1964." [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        An autobiography

      Ziff-Davis, New York, 1961, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First EditionWEEGEE [Arthur Fellig.] An Autobiography, New York: Ziff-Davis, 1964. Octavo, first edition, pp. 159, black cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine, gilt-stamped Weegee the Famous photo credits on upper panel, numerous halftone photo plates, inscribed on the free front endpaper by Weegee. Weegee was probably the best tabloid news photographer ever, scooping the competition by sleeping in his street clothes with police and fire radios in the bedroom and a makeshift darkroom and office in his car trunk. "Weegee's direct-frontal, synchronized flash assault produced unrefined and titillating images that broke through society's veneer, presenting a raw, spontaneous, pessimistic, and primeval view of humanity. ... Removed from its journalistic bonds, Weegee's work can transcend its news time and take on the distressingly symbolic form of a morality tale by a fabulist whose aggressiveness and antagonism towards his subjects gives his caricatures piercing believablity" says Robert Hirsch in "Seizing the Light," pp. 329-330. Condition of this book: Boards very good with a slight bowing and a few small marks. Dust jacket poor with invisible tape repairs and drinking glass stains (no doubt Weegee would approve). Leaves clean and tight, images fine. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; United States; Photography. Inventory No: 52175.

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        Fifth of June Society [a small archive of journal articles, offprints and promotional material]

      [Beirut, Lebanon : Fifth of June Society, 1961-1970], 1961, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formAll the material in this collection is in a near fine or fine condition. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; A collection of articles, offprints and assorted material published by the Fifth of June Society who were "an independent non-governmental organization for a better understanding of the Middle East." Contents: 12 articles/offprints in pamphlet or booklet form, and 12 loose leaf pages of promotional material and correspondence. Also includes 3 book order forms on headed paper from the Palestine Liberation Organization. Subjects: Middle East -- Palestine -- Israel -- Politics and government -- History -- 20th century - Arab-Israeli Conflict.

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      Houghton Mifflin and Co.,, Boston: 1961 - First edition. The author's only book. An advance copy INSCRIBED by Brammer, "For Wm. Beckman -- Friend of famous Arthurs / Pen Pay of Genius Poets / Patron of the Pataphysician. From his boon companion Wm. (B. L.) Brammer 3/21/63 (4 a. m.)." One of the best political novels we've read. Brammer worked for LBJ and became a heavy user of drugs which eventually led to his death. Set in an unnamed state identical to Texas, each novella has a different protagonist: a member of the state legislature; the state's junior senator; and the governor's speechwriter. The governor himself, Arthur Fenstemaker, a master politician (said to have been based on Brammer's mentor Lyndon Johnson) serves as the dominant figure throughout. The book also includes characters based on Ladybird, and LBJ's brother Sam Houston Johnson. The book, which earned the author a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. has been widely acclaimed as one of the best American political novels ever written. Yellow printed wraps a bit soiled and a bit worn on edges but still very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        The Courtship of Eddie's Father

      New York: Bernard Geis Associates. (1961). First. First edition. Fine in a very good plus, lightly rubbed dustwrapper with a tear on the rear panel and a very faint stain on the rear flap fold. This copy nicely Inscribed by the author to a fellow author: "To Clair Kahane, I hope you like it. Believe me, if I had known you were going to read it I would have done it better. Mark Toby." Basis for the 1963 Vincente Minnelli film featuring Glenn Ford, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Dina Merrill, and Jerry Van Dyke, with Ron Howard as Eddie. Later a popular television series with Bill Bixby, Brandon Cruz, and, on several occasions, a very young Jody Foster (not to mention a catchy Harry Nilsson theme song). A scarce book, especially signed. .

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        Franny and Zooey

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1961. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the original printed dust jacket. A very nice copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first printing. An exceptional presentation copy, inscribed by Salinger on the front free endpaper, "Mr Mel Manchester On Saturday, the Seventh of October Nineteen Hundred and Sixty-one at three o'clock in the afternoon First Christian church, Portland, Oregon is marrying one of the excellent people in this world, one of the good and true. Thinking of you, Mary Jane, Love to you. All happiness, Jerry Salinger Cornish, N.H. Sept. 30, 1961". The recipient was the actress and dancer Mary Jane Kersey. Born in Denver in 1921 Kersey first trained in classical ballet before turning to acting during the war. Her career stalled in 1960 when she returned to Oregon to care for her elderly father. In 1961 she married Mel Manchester and it was this occasion which Salinger marks in the unusually long and playful inscription in this copy. Accompanying the book is Kersey's small archive of correspondence relating to Salinger. It includes a typed letter and a 2 page autograph letter from Salinger. The 2 page autograph letter written from Winds, Vermont, 8 December 1953, responds warmly to a letter from Kersey in which she had reminisced about a day spent with Salinger in New York some years before. In unusually open and chatty tones Salinger suggests a date in New York at some point before Christmas and ends with a final recollection of their earlier meeting in the city. The typed letter some 2 years later thanks Kersey "remembering me" and ends, "At this moment I'm baby-sitting for my three-week old daughter. And a nice one she is." Included are several hand-written copies of Kersey's letters to Salinger.

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        l'Inclémence Lointaine

      Pierre Bérès, Paris 1961 - In-folio, chemise titrée, étui de l'éditeur. Edition illustrée de 25 gravures originales sur cuivre hors texte de Vieira da Silva.Tirage à 130 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Japon signés par René Char et Vieira da Silva, n° 27. Size: 470 x 345 Mm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

      Faber & Faber 1961 - Hardcover; English language; Good jacket; Illustrator: Wanda Gag; good condition; dust jacket is clean and at some point had been folded in half, price clipped; boards are undamaged, front cover & spine are clean, some slight discolouration to rear cover board; reference library stamp on front endpaper otherwise the pages are clean and bright and wholly unmarked. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Képi Blanc. Journal Mensuel de la Légion Etrangère. La Vie de la Légion Etrangère. [ Série de 3 volumes - série suivie du n°141 de janvier 1959 au n°176 de décembre 1961)

      Képi Blanc. Journal Mensuel de la Légion Etrangère 1961 - 3 vol. in-4 reliure uniforme demi-basane rouge, dos lisse, plats de toile verte, couv. conservées Volume numéroté VI : du n°141 (Noël 1958) au n° 152 (Décembre 1959) ; Volume numéroté VII : du n°153 (Noël 1959) au n°164 (Décembre 1960) ; Volume numéroté VIII : du n°165 (Noël 1960) au n°176 (Décembre 1961) Bel ensemble en bon état (dos lég. frottés, bel exemplaire par ailleurs) pour cette rare réunion de 36 numéros de la prestigieuse revue de la Légion Etrangère, provenant de la collection privée d'un ancien officier de la Légion. Prix du lot. Un extraordinaire témoignage. Poids de 9,3 Kg Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Montevideo, 1953-1961. - Segunda época. Nros. 1/2 a 16 //. Colección completa. 8vo., rústica. Dirección: Susana Soca. Colaboraciones: J. L. Borges, F. Hernández, A. Bioy Casares, P. Neruda, J. A. Aguirre, R. Alberti, J. Bergamín, E. de Cáceres, E. Dieste, J. Guillén, J. de Ibarbourou, S. Ocampo, J. C. Onetti, E. Oribe, A. Reyes, K. Jaspers, A. Moravia, C. Sabat Ercasty, J. Spervielle, C. Vaz Ferreira, A. Zum Felde, etc. Con algunas ilustraciones. La primera época se publicó en París bajo el título "La Licorne" y el subtítulo "Cahiers trimestrels de litterature", en francés. La segunda época se publicó en francés y en español. El Nº 16 debió ser numerado 13. Se publicó después de la muerte de Susana Soca como un homenaje especial a ella, bajo la dirección de Guido Castillo. En realidad es el Nº 16 si sumamos los tres números de la primera época. Nunca se publicaron los números 13, 14 y 15.

      [Bookseller: Lucio Fernando Aquilanti]
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        Revolutionary Road

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1961 - A near fine copy of the stated first hard cover edition, lacking the dust-jacket. The text is wholly unmarked, pristine, and the binding bright and fresh in appearance, with a miniscule bump and abrasion to the upper-right corner of the front board. A brilliant copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Evolution of Civilizations - An Introduction to Historical Analysis

      The Macmillan Company, USA, 1961, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First Edition, SignedSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 281 pages. Index. Signed and inscribed by Quigley to fellow Georgetown Professor John Lydgate upon front endpaper. "... Professor Quigley has shaken the historical kaleidoscope into new patterns and provided us with fresh reasoning as to how and why whole civilizations rise and fall." - from dust jacket. Author later authored the classic "Tragedy and Hope" and served as mentor to Bill Clinton during his stay at Georgetown. Some fading to boards. Moderate quantity of annotations to contents. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart protective sleeve. Includes copy of a page from a Georgetown periodical which mentions both Quigley and Lydgate. A very collectible copy.

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        "A los toros" mit Picasso. Text von Jaime Sabartes. Spanischer Text nach der französischen Fassung übertragen von U. R. Hemmerich.

      Monte-Carlo, Sauret, 1961.. Quer 4°. 153 (1) Seiten. Grauer Original-Leinenband im illustrierten Original-Schuber. (Einbandrücken mit wenigen Stockflecken, Schuber etwas berieben und mit kleinen Flecken an den Kanten).. Deutschsprachige Ausgabe. Mit 103 Tuschzeichnungen und vier beigebundenen Original-Lithographien, davon eine in 24 Farben. Mourlot 346, 348, 349, 350 (alle abgebildet). Rau 712, 714, 715, 716 (ebenfalls alle abgebildet). - Druck der Lithographien auf den Pressen von Mourlot Freres. Auf Wunsch Mourlot's kolorierte Picasso die Lithographie "Le Picador"; Picasso verwendete dabei alle 24 Farben des Wachsstiftkastens, den er zur Hand hatte. Mourlot berichtet von den Schwierigkeiten, die Wachsfarben auf Stein zu übertragen und deutet die Überraschung Picassos an, dass dies so gut gelungen war.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Beutler]
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        The Movie-Goer, SIGNED

      Knopf, New York, 1961, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First Printing, Signed By AuthorNear fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Jacket has a tiny chip at the bottom of the rear panel, else both the volume and jacket are in near fine condition. Laid in is a post card presumably addressed to the previous owner, on the back of which the author has penned the first sentence of the book: "This morning I got a note from my aunt asking me to come for lunch.'', and signed "The Movie-Goer, Walker Percy". Housed in a custom half black morocco box, raised bands and gilt titles on spine. A unique copy in a very handsome box, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        Catch-22. A novel

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1961 - First edition. In original blue cloth. Presentation copy. 423 p. Inscribed to Evelyn, Marvin and Helene Winkler "For their wealth and wisdom, and for the hope that springs eternal in their human heart. Joe Heller. September 5, 1961." According to Heller Marvin Winkler was the model of the character Milo Minderbinder in Catch-22. Heller was childhood friends with Marvin and Evelyn Winkler, they all grew up in Coney Island and remained life-long friends. Spine yellowed, chipped. Occasional minor water-staining to fore-edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Superb rare signature in ink of the famed Sioux Medicine Man, Sitting Bull

      n.p., n.d. "Rare Signature, ?Sitting Bull?, in ink on a 5? x 2.75? sheet tipped to a card of the same size. In exceptionally fine condition. Over 50 years ago, autograph pioneer Charles Hamilton wrote in his ?Collecting Autographs and Manuscripts? (Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961), ?Of all American Indians, the most celebrated is the great Sioux medicine man, Sitting Bull, who spent most of his life defending the hunting grounds of his people against the advancing whites. Sitting Bull?s early signature was a pictograph of a buffalo bull, seated on its haunches. Later, in Canada, after the Custer battle, he learned to write his name in the white man?s way. Years later, he joined Buffalo Bill?s Wild West Show, where he signed autographs in payment of a small fee. His signature, which he generally wrote in pencil without understanding the significance of the individual letters, was once rather plentiful. It is now very rare and you may have to wait years to obtain an example.?"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Antiques I Have Known

      New York: Frederick Fell. (1961). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with just a touch of sunning at the spine. Inscribed by the author to Joe DiMaggio: "In sincere admiration of a great American sportsman -- Joe DiMaggio from Corinne Griffith." A book on antiques by a well-regarded, but now forgotten film actress who successfully transformed herself from actress to businesswoman and writer. She wrote several books, including a couple on sports, and her memoir Papa's Delicate Condition was filmed with Jackie Gleason. Aside from amassing a fortune in Los Angeles real estate, she also married the owner of the Washington Redskins and composed their fight song "Hail to the Redskins." With a letter of provenance signed by DiMaggio's two granddaughters. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Catch 22

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1961 - First Edition, First Printing with words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with some repair. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this true first edition with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Remarkable Harry

      London/New York: Abelard-Schuman. (1961). First. First edition, American issue. Thin quarto. Pictures by Ted, Mark and Richard Hunter. Introduction by Anita Hunter. Fine in fine dustwrapper with slightest toning to the white spine lettering. An exceptional copy of a very uncommon children's title by the prolific Hunter, also known as mystery writer Ed McBain. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Universum der Kunst, 42 Bände (= alles),

      München, C. H. Beck, 1961-1997,. die meisten Bände in Erstausgabe, einigen auch in erweiterter Auflage, 4°, nahezu 18.000 Textseiten mit an die 16.000 Farb- und s/w-Abb., Illustr., Kartendarstellungen etc. etc. (teilw. auch zum Ausklappen), blaue original Leineneinbände mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung und Deckel-Signet, bis auf die fehlenden Schutzumschläge ein tadelloses und sicher unbenutztes Exemplar dieses wichtigen, wuchtigen (und auch heute noch gültigen) Standardwerkes (L) Maßgebliche Kunstgeschichte, die komplett allerdings nur recht selten am Markt ist. Versand (wegen des ernormen Gewichts von über 100 KG) nur nach Absprache. Mehr Kunstgeschichte aller Völker und Epochen geht nicht!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Orban & Streu GbR]
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        Original Art - Verdi Morte

      1961Everett Raymond Kinstler 1961 Hand signed original pastel drawing "Verdi - Morte" used as an illustration for the book"Verdi: His Music, Life and Times". Black pastel drawing by preeminent portrait artist Everett Raymond Kinstler. SignedVERDI - MORTE "EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER19 61"followed by the inscription: "For Joe - With warm friendship - Everett 1979" Sheet size of 16" x 20" in a 17" x 21" wood frame Visible image size of 10 3/8" x 13 1/2", with more image and pencil notes running under the mat.Technical notes in pencil bottom center and upper right. The drawing is in excellent condition with no visible defects. Frame is sealed with original brown paper backing and has not been opened.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        DOCUMENT - Signed

      1961 - Canceled check from Virgil Gus Grissom's personal checking account. It is dated 25 Feb 1961 and is made out to Capital Airlines for the amount of $53.79. This check was written and signed by by Grissom less than five months before his historic July 21, 1961 Project Mercury flight. Check is written in his hand , signed in black ink and is fine condition. Virgil I. Grissom, in full Virgil Ivan Grissom, by name Gus Grissom (born April 3, 1926, Mitchell, Ind., U.S.¿died Jan. 27, 1967, Cape Kennedy, Fla.), second U.S. astronaut to travel in space and the command pilot of the ill-fated Apollo 1 crew. He and his fellow astronauts Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee were killed, becoming the first casualties of the U.S. space program, when a flash fire swept their space capsule during a simulation of the scheduled Feb. 21, 1967, launching of Apollo 1. Commissioned in the U.S. Air Force in 1951, Grissom flew 100 missions in the Korean War, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with cluster. He was a test pilot and flying instructor until 1959, when he was selected as one of the original seven astronauts for Project Mercury. On July 21, 1961, with a 15-minute suborbital journey aboard the space capsule Liberty Bell 7, Grissom became the third man to enter space. Upon splashdown, the explosive bolts of the capsule¿s hatch unexpectedly opened, and Grissom immediately had to leave Liberty Bell 7, which sank in more than 4,500 metres (15,000 feet) of water. On March 23, 1965, Grissom became the first man to return to space as he (as command pilot) and Lieutenant Commander John W. Young made three orbits in the first manned Gemini flight, Gemini 3. During that flight Grissom demonstrated that a space capsule could be maneuvered manually. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1961 - Octavo, Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine price clipped dust jacket, some light shelf wear, small closed tear to upper front panel with crease, two mild stress creases to lower front panel. Still an attractive copy of an elusive book. (8518) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        A group of Buck Owens' fan club publications

      1961-66, San Diego 1961 - Includes a small folio illustrated broadside Pledge to Country Music ("I shall sing no song that is not a country song"); folio illustrated broadside promoting "Sweet Rosie Jones," by Buck Owens and his Buckaroos; 1-page 4to mimeograph announcement of his song "Save the Last Dance for Me"; 7 issues of the Buck Owens Newsletter, totalling 20 pages, 4to, mimeographed, and with occasional illustrations, containing Country News Roundups, letters from Buck, the Buck Owens Itinerary, and miscellaneous chatter about Owens; Buck Owens' Xmas Journal, 4to, pp. 36; original green mimeograph wrappers, 9 original photographs pasted in (3½" x 5" and smaller), plus other illustrations in the text, and containing a printed letter from Buck noting his heart condition caused by rheumatic fever, and an interesting article by Hazel Ann Bates on "Joan Baez - A Rising Star in the Folk Music Field," and "The Story of the Grand Ole Opry," among others"; 5 issues of Buck Owens' Country Music Gems, all 4to, mimeographed, each about 36 pages, each with a number of tipped in original photographs, with letters from fans, disc jockey bios, and numerous related articles, including one on Patsy Cline (with a photograph), and others on Willie Nelson, Margie Bowes, Smokey Rogers, the Acorn Sisters, Merle Kilgore, Jerry Reed, George Kent, Ray Price, Jimmy Strickland, Joyce Smith, Claude King, the Evans Sisters, and others. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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