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      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First edition. about Fine/Very Good +. First printing, stated. About Fine copy of the book on account of a few dings near two of the corners, otherwise bright, clean and appearing unread. In a Very Good + jacket with foxing to the white spine and along the front flap fold, a few small chips and short tears, but on the whole a bright, example. Correctly priced at $5.95 and with a full-panel photo of the author on the back. The author's masterpiece of military literature, showing the absurdities of any major bureaucratic institution. Recently included in the Library of Congress' exhibition of "Books that Shapes America." about Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound *FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY AUTHOR*

      Fleet Publishing, New York 1961 - Signed 388 pages including index, footnotes and black and white photographic plates. Signed and inscribed by author upon half-title page on 28 January, 1962. Presents the case for Ezra Pound, the man who edited the work of Yeats and T.S. Eliot, helped introduce the poetry of Robert Frost and influenced the development of Hemingway and was tried for treason and sent to an insane asylum. Includes excerpts from the controversial broadcasts Pound made from Italy during World War II. Light wear to tight and unmarked book. Minor soiling to fore- and top edges of plates - images unaffected. Moderate wear to dust jacket which bears a half-inch tear to the top of front panel and is now preserved in Brodart. Quality copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Revolutionary Road

      Boston:: Little, Brown,, 1961. Boston: Little, Brown, 1961. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Yates on the front free endpapaper, "For Jim Brady With best wishes always, Dick Yates Feb 1, 87". Eraser mark on the inside front panel, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.Revolutionary Road is the The Great Gatsby of my time. One of the best books written by a member of my generation" (Kurt Vonnegut). "If more is needed to make a masterpiece in modern American fiction I don't know what it is" (Tennessee Williams). Chosen by Time as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present. Adapted in 2008 to film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

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        Warren Commission Exhibit No. 185. Lee Harvey Oswald handwrites a letter from his wife to his mother in Texas, signed by both Marina and Lee

      [Minsk, Russia]: , November 23, [1961] Autograph Letter Signed ìLee XX,î also signed by his wife ìMarina,î 1p, 5.75î x 8î. [Minsk]. November 23 [1961]. To Leeís mother, Marguerite Oswald. Mrs. Oswald had this letter thinly laminated to protect it before she lent it to the Warren Commission. Part of Warren Commission Exhibit No. 185. Red and white label, 3.5î x 0.5î, affixed at the top: typed ìCommission No.î handwritten ì185.î This letter is pictured on page 544 of Volume XVI of the Warren Commission Hearings. The envelope, postmarked November 25, 1961, is pictured on page 545. Photocopies of pages 544-545 are included. Fine condition. Oswald has written at the bottom: ì(I wrote it for her but the words are hers. / Lee XX).î In part, ìDear Mother Today we received your grand gift. I am very surprised that you guessed my taste in color and fabric. Here it is already very cold so your wool stole will be very useful. It is very nice to feel that you are so attentive to me, more so, even than to Lee Ã? I hope you wonít be nervous for us, you shouldeínt (sic) worry about us too muchÃ?î The Oswalds had applied to Soviet authorities for exit visas. Just a month later after this letter was written, on December 25, 1961, Lee and Marina were notified that their requests for exit visas had been granted by Soviet authorities. From the collection of Dr. John K. Lattimer (1914-2007). The family of President John F. Kennedy chose Dr. Lattimer to be the first nongovernmental medical specialist to review evidence in Kennedy's assassination. On January 7, 1972, at the National Archives, Dr. Lattimer examined 65 X-rays, color transparencies, and black-and-white negatives taken during Kennedy's autopsy, concluding, according to ìThe New York Times,î that ìthey ëeliminate any doubt completelyí about the validity of the Warren Commission's conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald fired all the shots that struck the President.î

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        Horseman, Pass By

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961. VG FIRST EDITION in original binding SIGNED by the author on the first flysheet. Authjor's first book.  Bookplate on the first flysheet from the William Morris Agency.  No DJ.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth McCollum]
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        Typed Letter Signed as Vice President

      Washington: , 1961. Washington, 1961. unbound. very good. Typed letter signed in full by Johnson as Vice President, responding to a letter criticizing the West Ford experiment, which launched millions of copper needles into orbit intending to reflect radio signals. 1 page on "The Vice President" letterhead with a blue eagle seal in the upper left corner and three hole-punches on the left side, 4to, Washington, October 24, 1961. ...You refer to 'shocking disregard for the world's astronomers' and to 'a seemingly arrogant refusal to cooperate.'...However, the facts are that the project was examined by many outstanding scientists, including astronomers...

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        Silence (Signed First Edition)

      Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1961. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is lightly nicked at the spine ends and corners (with one nick at the upper spine panel), but is still quite bright and clean. INSCRIBED by Cage at the front endpaper: "For Pramray Whitney / John Cage / together in chaos.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Signed 1st Day Cover

      Washington D.C.: , 1961. Washington D.C., 1961. unbound. 1st Day Cover honoring painter and illustrator Frederic Remington, signed by various artists including Peter Hurd, Robert Natkin, Leonard Baskin, and five others on the front, plus Georgia O' Keefe and Andy Warhol on the back. The front of the envelope includes a self portrait of Remington, a 4-cent postage stamp depicting two Native Americans, and a black ink postmark. 3.5 x 6.5 inches, Washington D.C., October 4, 1961. Near fine.

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        Bores, obra de 1925 a 1960

      Draeger Freres, Paris 1961 - cartoné 8 litografias de Bores y cubierta ilustraciones color y blanco y negro. . 182 págs.

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        The Lymington Edition. Six Volumes. Comprising: The Forbidden Territory [Signed copy]; The Scarlet Imposter; The Launching of Roger Brook; The Haunting of Toby Jugg; They Found Atlantis; The Eunuch of Stamboul

      London Hutchinson & Co Ltd 1961. VG : in very good condition without dust jackets in base of original cardboard case. Top edges foxed. Some foxing. Front corners of cardboard case split Reprint Brown hardback cloth cover 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). [1800pp]. Signed by the author on the fep of 'The Forbidden Territory'.

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        Ten Apples Up on Top!

      Random House 1961 - One of the hardest to find first editions. Seuss used the LeSieg pseudonym. Near fine book. Dust jacket slightly worn. First Edition as indicated by the price 195/195 printed on the dust jacket. Illustrated in color by Roy McKie. A Beginning Beginner Book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meet My Folks

      London, Faber and Faber,, 1961. Octavo. Original pictorial paper covered boards printed in yellow, red and black. With the dust jacket. Minor rubbing to extremities but overall a bright and clean copy with just a little fading to the spine panel of the dust jacket. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. With a card signed by the author pasted to the front flap.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      P., Henri Jonquières 1961 - Bon Etat.  Un vol. sous chemise imprimée, rempliée, emboîtage de toile moutarde, présence de légères pointes de rousseurs éparses. Première édition. 18 lithographies originales de Jacques Villon. Tir. lim. à 158 expl. , celui ci n° 41 sur Vélin de rives

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        Toros y Toreros

      Harry N Abrams, 1961. Hardcover. Very Good. Harry N. Abrams, New York 1961. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1961 with no additional printings listed. Illustrated in color and black and white. Full page illustrations. Published after the deluxe edition of 150 copies. Text by Miguel Dominguin. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, darkening at the spine. Tight spine, clean pages, soft shelf wear. A few pages with brackets in the margins at the front of the text. Slipcase has shelf wear, darkening.

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        Kamien Pomorski brama miejska".

      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Kamien Pomorski; Przyn. adm.: powiat Kamien Pomorski wojewodztwo zachodniopomorskie (szczecinskie); Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana olowkiem pod kompozycja: "Litografia /Kamien Pomorski brama miejska 1961 Z. Acedanski", zas na odwrocie ryciny pieczecia tuszowa autora.; Technika: Litografia; Format: 363x256 (w swietle odautorskiego passe-partout).; Inf o autorze: Z. Acedanski (23.03.1909 Przemysl-16.11.1991 Gliwice) grafik i malarz, zwiazany do konca wojny ze Lwowem, po 1945 krotko z Tarnowem, nastepnie od 1946 z Gliwicami, w 1932 ukonczyl studia na Wydziale Sztuk Zdobniczych i Przemyslu Artystycznego Panstwowej Szkoly Technicznej we Lwowie (studia w latach 1927-1932) oraz odbyl studia graficzne na kursach Ludwika Tyrowicza we Lwowie w latach 1929-1930, uprawial przede wszystkim grafike warsztatowa w roznych technikach graficznych, grafike uzytkowa, malarstwo i rysunek, udzial w licznych wystawach, lata 1932-1939 to najlepszy okres w tworczosci artysty, zob. Gronska 1971 s.395, Snoch 2004 ss.11-12, Katalog Wroclaw 1983 s.61.; Uwagi: Brama Wolinska, XV w., nadbudowana 1691, restaurowana XIX w., zob. Atlas zabytkow s.5.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura fortyfikacje / Architektur Festungen/Festung / architecture fortifications/fortification / Lithographie / lithograph;

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        Typed Letter Signed ("Hugo L. Black") to Beryl H. Levy, about Justice Benjamin Cardozo

      Washington, D.C, september 8, 1961. 4to. 1 p.; on Supreme Court stationery. Faint horizontal creases; near fine . Justice Black thanks Levy for sending his "Realist Jurisprudence and Prospective Overruling" and offers his brief opinion of the work. Black advises caution in applying Cardozo's "Sunburst Doctrine", which permits prospective overruling: " ... such a rule would, however, mark a considerable break with past practices and therefore it is probably a good thing that there has been considerable caution exercised by judges in this field."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Ice in the Bedroom

      Herbert Jenkins 1961 - London .A mint copy in mint wrapper. I have seen a lot of copies of this title and have seen nice copies of the variant with minimal fading but for some reason nearly all the first issues have some degree of fade .This is the first and only copy I have seen with no fade .A huge price for the best copy you are likely to see. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Lune et petites lunes tournez *

      (Au Verseau/Roth & Sauter, Lausanne 1961) - Impression couleurs 50 x 39, tirée à 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives 71 x 52, timbre à sec d'éditeur en coin et étiquette de justification contrecollée au. verso, avec l'habituelle légère trace de décharge de cette dernière au recto, défaut qui semble avoir affecté toute l'édition. Luxueuse reproduction de cette peinture à doigts, publiée à l'occasion de l'expo de 1961 au Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts,une importante rétrospective consacrée à l'artiste ayant par ailleurs donnée lieu à la première publication monographique digne de ce nom (chez Mermod, avec des textes du Corbu, des René Auberjonois & Berger et d'Ernest Manganel).Peu fréquent, l'essentiel du tirage n'ayant jamais été diffusé.Un exemplaire s'est vendu chf 4'000.- chez Sotheby's !Restons humble.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        TPL: [Tombeau de Pierre Larousse. Poésie von Francois Dufrene. Décollagen (Abrisse) (1956-1961) von Wolf Vostell. Oreille pour un tombeau (Ohr für ein Grab) Einführung von Alain Jouffroy] .

      Wuppertal: Verlag der Kalender, 1961. Square 4to in original wrappers. 62 pages with 23 full-page silkscreen prints by Vostell, printed in black. Illutrated throughout with concrete poetry and illustrations. Short introduction (at end) in French and German by Jouffroy. Clean and bright. More pictures available.. An unusual exceptionally fine copy of this rare Fluxus artist book by Vostell and Dufrene. - First edition - one of only 300 copies printed

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        A House For Mr. Biswas

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1961. First edition of the author's magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Some foxing to the page edges, otherwise near fine in a very good dust jacket with a small chip to the crown and foot of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.For sheer abundance of talent there can hardly be a writer alive who surpasses V.S. Naipaul. Whatever we may want in a novelist is to be found in his books: an almost Conradian gift for tensing a story, a serious involvement with human issues, a supple English prose, a hard-edged wit, a personal vision of things...[He is] the world's writer, a master of language and perception" (The New York Times Book Review). Listed on both Modern Library and Time's 100 great novels of the twentieth century.

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      Reading, Penna: Fantasy Press,. [1961]. boards.. Spine panel very lightly foxed, mild foxing to the paste-downs, else. a fine copy. The book was published without a dust jacket, but. publisher Lloyd Eshbach made one for the book in 1990 and one has. been added to this copy. (#135218). First edition. Limited to 112 copies signed by Campbell. This issue, prepared for Fantasy Press subscribers, has the standard Fantasy Press limitation notice "... limited to 3000 copies of which 300 are numbered and autographed," which here is erroneous. These copies were not numbered by the publisher, but this copy has been mis-numbered 209. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-12.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Autograph Postcard Signed to Diane di Prima

      Approximately 5.75" x 4" postcard sent from Athens, Greece in 1961 to Diane di Prima in New York City. Tiny tack holes in the corners, else just about fine. A closely written postcard in which Ginsberg asks di Prima to have Jose Anumarel contact him about business, and then states: "I'm wandering now thru Delphi, Mycenae, & this week to Crete for a few weeks walking along on country roads with shepherds. Delphi great, climbed over shoulder of Mt. Parnassus to a cave of all uses & idyllic valley, walked all day smoking pipefuls of Ganja. Peter has gone on alone to Istanbul. I'll read in Mt. Athos for a month. Love, as ever -- Allen." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Clock Without Hands (Inscribed)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/very good. First printing stated of this novel by the author of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter and other classics of American Southern literature. A very good clothbound copy in very good clipped dustwrapper. This copy affectionately INSCRIBED by McCullers on the front free endpaper. Uncommon thus..

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Kaddish and Other Poems

      San Francisco: City Lights Books,, 1961. Small quarto. Original white wrappers printed in black. A few tiny spots to wrappers. An excellent, fresh copy. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by Ginsberg on the title page, "Allen Ginsberg, For Rich Synchef", and additionally signed by publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti below the imprint. Synchef was a 60s student activist and long-time collector of radical material and Beat literature. A really attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Pawnbroker

      NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1961. hardcover. F/VG+. 1st edition, 1st printing Basis for the 1965 Sidney Lumet film starring Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Brock Peters. SIGNED and dated in year of publication on front fep. Jacket has chipping at spine and flap fold ends and minor wear elsewhere. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        La fuente

      All'insegna del pesce d'oro, Milano 1961 - Variazioni su di un tema di Romano Bilenchi. Traduzione di Mario Luzi. 3 ill. di G.L. Giovanola. Testo a fronte. Alle ultime pagine un componimento autografo scritto a penna dall'Autore dedicato a Picasso, datato Roma, XII 1960, intitolato "Picasso. Tauromaquia (La pique cassée)". With a hand-written poem by Guillen written in blue ink on 3 pages, dedicated to Picasso, dated Rome XII-1960 Poeti stranieri tradotti da poeti italiani (3) pp. 28 [Gambetti, 1997] broch con risvolti (soft covers with flaps) Dedica e firma autografe dell'Autore, datata Roma 27/II/1961 (Inscribed and signed by the Author, dated Rome 27/II/1961) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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      Yale University Press, New Haven 1961 - Dugan's first published collection, issued as Volume 57 in the Yale Series of Younger Poets, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1962. Dugan was married to Judith Shahn, oldest daughter of Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson. Signed copies of his first book are uncommon; this an excellent association copy. Small octavo. Original red cloth boards; dustjacket; 62pp. INSCRIBED on front endpaper to the author's parents-in-law, Ben and Bernarda Shahn: "To Ben and Bernarda / Regards, Regards, Regards / Dugan." Light foxing to endpapers and page edges, else just minor wear, in the original pictorial dustwrapper, moderately foxed and soiled on lighter portions; Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mastering the Art of French Cooking

      Alfred A Knopf, 1961. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Alfred A Knopf, New York 1961. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings listed. Cloth boards. Illustrated by Sidonie Coryn. Dated August 1961 at the about the author page. Rare. Book Condition: Very Good, light spots on the boards, light shelf wear. A few light white paint marks at the rear board. Light stains at the top edge of the pages, light spots at the page edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Jacket price clipped, photo of the authors at the rear panel. Shelf wear and chipping, short tears, light spots.

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        Signed 1st Day Cover

      Washington D.C. 1961 - 1st Day Cover honoring painter and illustrator Frederic Remington, signed by various artists including Peter Hurd, Robert Natkin, Leonard Baskin, and five others on the front, plus Georgia O' Keefe and Andy Warhol on the back. The front of the envelope includes a self portrait of Remington, a 4-cent postage stamp depicting two Native Americans, and a black ink postmark. 3.5 x 6.5 inches, Washington D.C., October 4, 1961. Near fine.

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        A Dustbin of Milligan

      Dennis Dobson, London 1961 - SIGNED by Milligan to the Half-Title page. The Rare second book by the Master, Sir Spike Milligan. True first English edition. A compendium of poems, stories and letters to Harry Secombe. Green boards with red titles to spine. Gift inscription on the ffep. Illustrated throughout by Milligan in his own naive, manic style. Dustwrapper has edgewear and slight wear to the top & bottom of the spine, pc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        James and the Giant Peach (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First American Edition, first printing, preceding the British edition. First issue, with a five-line colophon on the verso of the last leaf, stating "Bound by H. Wolff, New York." SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Fine and unread in an exceptionally bright and colorful, Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is especially fresh, with none of the usual fading to the sensitive red-orange spine, only a few tiny closed tears to note. A lovely copy of this Dahl high spot, his second book for children after "Gremlins," difficult to find signed or in this condition.

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        The Phantom Tollbooth

      New York: Epstein and Carroll., 1961. Octavo. Blue cloth with titles to spine white, illustration to front board in white, map endpapers, in dust jacket. A bright and excellent copy in price clipped dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine ends and lower edges, chip to mid front spine edge that effects part of the "L" to title on spine, light chipping and wear to flap edges and inside front flap, still a very presentable copy. First edition, first printing with publisher Epstein and Carroll printed on dust jacket and stated on title page, later editions have Random House as publisher. Signed by illustrator Jules Feiffer on title page. True first printings of this title are very uncommon and signed copies even more so. A charming story of a child's wonderful imagination, delightfully written with witty puns that would have surly even made Lewis Carroll crack a smile.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        I grandi pittori dell'ottocento italiano

      Milano, Martello, 1961. 1961 3 voll. in folio. Vol. I : G. Nicodemi - I Pittori dell'Alta Italia, p. 164(4) con 19 ill. in b. e n. e 118 tavole a colori. Vol. II : M. Borgiotti - I Macchiaioli e la Scuola Toscana, p. 226(6) con 29 ill. in b. e n. e 162 tavole a colori. Vol. III : A. Schettini - La Scuola Napoletana, p. 179(5) con 33 ill. in b. e n. e 97 tavole a colori. Legatura editoriale in tela. Sovracoperta. In cofanetto editoriale in tela.

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        Extremely scarce and important Typed Letter Signed

      1961. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), 10.25 x 7.25 inches, on personal letterhead, signed twice -- once in full and again on verso with initials, and with a one-line handwritten postscript. No place, March 31, 1961. Written to noted Civil Rights and Constitutional law attorney Howard Meyer, one month before the gala Centennial Celebration of the American Civil War, in small part: "...Very few people can grasp the significance of the triumph of the Confederacy in the years after the Civil War. Be that it may, perhaps our task may currently be to outwit them by making whatever we write simply captivating from an interest point of view. It has been the trick in art for centuries and I am painfully trying to learn it. Your article should help people to feel - 'Now, that's what I thought about the Confederacy all along! - Scoundrels, traitors!' Since most of us can't help feeling that 'reactionaries' are other people - I think that they are genuinely baffled to know that anything which is supposed to be quite as quaint and as gallant as the Confederacy actually based on human slavery - militantly, blatantly so. The leaders of the Confederacy left all the evidence - it is only their modern day apologists who try to insist that that wasn't what the whole thing was about..." Signature partially smudged; otherwise fine condition. African-American playwright best known for her play "A Raisin in the Sun." She died at age 34.

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        Encounters: The Life of Jacques Lipchitz

      New York: Funk & Wagnall, 1961. hardcover. very good(-). Foreword by Andrew C. Ritchie. Illustrated with 30 pages of black-and-white photographs. 438 pages, tall 8vo, cloth-backed embossed boards (fraying at the top and bottom of the spine; edges gently sun-faded). New York: Funk & Wagnall, 1961. Very good(-) condition. Inscribed on the title page: "To Dr. Ralph Colp, a marvelous doctor and human being with our warmest wishes for a speedy recovery, Yella and Jacques Lipchitz.

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        I hear bach that it's quite dry in Camarthen, Caernarvon, Pembroke, Denbigh, Anglesey and Merioneth

      1961. Sheet size: 192 × 140 mm. Pen and black ink on wove paper. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 10 November 1961, and with pencil reproduction instructions recto. Comment, in the light of the recent severe weather, upon the polling in Wales under the 1961 Licensing Act on "dry Sundays." Welsh Sunday Polls were finally abolished in 2003. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

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        The Evolution of Civilizations - An Introduction to Historical Analysis

      The Macmillan Company, USA 1961 - Signed 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Harper & Brothers (1961), New York - Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. This story of Roosevelt's life consists of material selected from the three volumes of her memoirs and includes added chapters bringing it up to date. Near Fine in a price-clipped, Very Good dustwrapper, bright with a couple of small chips [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., (1961). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. SIGNED by the former First Lady on the front endpaper. Roosevelt advises how a teen-age girl can grow to be a gracious lady by recounting her own experiences of overcoming shyness and facing her fears. A few pages in the penultimate chapter have pencil and pen markings with some words crossed out and a few added, apparently in preparation for reading from the chapter. The handwriting does not appear to be Roosevelt's but possibly may be Ferris's. In any case, it's an interesting alteration to an already uncommon book, especially when autographed.

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