The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1961

        Jazzlife [Jazz Life]

      Offenburg: Burda Druck und Verlag, 1961. First edition. Quarto, original black cloth, pictorial front endpapers. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. Inscribed on the half title page, "For John William Claxton". Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small chip to the front panel. A very sharp copy. Newsweek has called Jazzlife "... surely the most thorough and imaginative visual record of American jazz at mid-century that we'll ever see." Claxton's work is a photographic depiction of jazz artists in the 1960's, most noted for its images of Chet Baker. He has photographed for Steve McQueen and other celebrities and models, and in 1967, he created the film Basic Black. It is credited as the first "fashion video" and is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Poems of Alexander Pope - 11 vols. in 12 books

      London/New Haven: Methuen/Yale A complete set of the Twickenham edition, though mixed. All are in the same shade of brick-red cloth. Vol. 1, 'Pastoral Poetry & An Essay on Criticism': 1st, 1961, vg, no dj. 4498 pp. Vol. 2, 'The Rape of the Lock': 1st, 1940, vg- (shaken), no dj. 410 pp. Vol. 3-1, 'An Essay on Man': 1st, 1951 (US edition), vg- (shaken, cocked), no dj. 186 pp. Vol. 3-2, 'Epistles to Several Persons': 2nd, 1961, vg+ in vg- dj with chipped edges & sunned spine. 201 pp. Vol. 4, 'Imitations of Horace': 1969 reprint of 2nd edition, vg+ in vg- (chipped at spine ends and corners) dj. 408 pp. Vol. 5, 'The Dunciad': 2nd, 1953, vg (spine dull), no dj. 484 pp. Vol. 6, 'Minor Poems': 1964 reprint, vg- (shaken), no dj. 492 pp. Vol. 7, 'The Iliad I-IX': 1st, 1967, vg+, no dj. 477 pp. Vol. 8, 'The Iliad X-XXIV': 1st, 1967, vg+, no dj. 621 pp. Vol. 9, 'The Odyssey I-XII': 1st, 1967, nf, no dj. 460 pp. Vol. 10, 'The Odyssey XIII-XXIV': 1st, 1967, vg+, no dj. 637 pp. Vol. 11, 'Index': vg+ in vg- dj (faded and edgeworn at top). 169 pp. Note: volumes 1-6 include an index in each volume; the indexes for 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey' are in vols. 8 and 10 respectively. . Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Spacemen [Magazine] - Full Run of 8 Issues

      James Warren, 1961-1964. First edition / First printing.. Staplebound wrappers.. Each, very good to near fine in original illustrated wrappers.. Full run of all eight (8) published issues of the 60's cult science fiction magazine. Helmed by Forrest J. Ackerman, creator of the famed Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine series, Warren Publishing produced only 8 issues of Spacemen, which focued on space-themed science fiction films of the time. The cover art alone was worth the price of admission! ~Each issue in very good to near fine condition, clean internally with sound bindings (staples and wrappers intact), and some light wear to wrappers due to age and handling, including some creasing and rubbing. In overall excellent condition as a set. ~A wonderful and complete set, highly scarce with loads of nostalgia!

      [Bookseller: Bloody Rare Books, LLC]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      New York:: Simon & Schuster,. 1961. First edition of the author's first and most famous book. On just about every list of the most important books of the Twentieth century--its anti-war attitude set the tone for the 1960's, and the title became part of our lexicon. Mike Nichols directed the 1970 screen version with Alan Arkin, Anthony Perkins, Martin Sheen, et al. The book is fine with only the barest fading to the blue cloth and a very slight bump to lower front corner; in an about fine, unclipped, unrestored and unchipped, bright dust jacket. This book is from the collection of Scott and Vivian Donaldson with their tasteful bookplate on the rear pastedown under the dust jacket flap. Scott is considered one of our leading literary biographers. He has written eight books on 20th-century American authors and is listed among prominent 20th-century Virginia authors by the Virginia Center for the book.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A little bestiary: A portfolio of eight wood blocks

      Philadelphia: Print Club, 1961. Folio (31 cm, 12.25"). [2] pp., [8] ff., [2] pp.; illus. An accomplished illustrator takes on a Renaissance menagerie: The Lyon, Nereides, Rhinoceros, Camels, Crocodile, Cat, Elephant, and Dragons are all here vigorously rendered in eight leaves of woodcuts (and one more illustration on the title-page). These images were inspired by texts taken from Edward Topsell's Historie of Foure-Footed Beasts (1607) and Historie of Serpents (1608), as chosen by John Burton; the handsome portfolio was printed by Claire Van Vliet at the Janus Press from the original wood blocks, with the titles and text in brown-gold and the engravings in black, on Rives cuve velin paper. This is => numbered copy 85 of 200 printed, signed by the artist at the colophon. Fine, The Janus Press 1955–75, 33. Publisher's "Tabasco"–colored textured paper wrappers, lightly dust-soiled. Leaves clean.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Man and Woman (First Edition)

      Tokyo: CameraArt, 1961. First Edition. First Edition, with the requisite pamphlet featuring English translations of the text laid in.& & The first of Hosoe's many collaborations with choreographer Tatsumi Hijikata, using Butoh dancers to create stylized, abstract portraits of relationships between men and women, and the book which brought the photographer to international acclaim.& & Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket spine lightly faded, with some minor rubbing and a couple of short closed tears. Pamphlet Near Fine. In a Very Good plus, lightly soiled, example of the publisher's slipcase, lacking the wraparound band.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Moviegoer, The

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First Edition, as stated. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. First Edition (so stated) of the author's first (and finest) novel, one of only some 3,000 copies printed. 8vo: [10],244pp. Publisher's red cloth spine lettered in gilt and decorated in black, slate-gray paper-covered boards decorated in black, top edge stained slate, fore-edge untrimmed; in a First-Issue typographic dust jacket with $3.95 and publication code "0561" on the front flap. A Fine, unread copy, square, tight and unmarked, in a just about Fine dust jacket, with a single shallow chip to spine head and trace of rubbing to the toe. Superb collector's copy. 'What is the nature of the search? you ask. Really it is very simple; at least for a fellow like me. So simple that it is often overlooked. The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life.' Percy’s novel, his first, is a philosophical quest in which the question marks are worn lightly. Binx Bolling is a New Orleans investment broker who chafes over the difficulty of bringing life into high relief. Mere existence lacks flavor. Movies give him a glimpse of a higher possibility. That and sex with his succession of pretty secretaries. But he longs for a more enduring solution. You marvel at how lightly he addresses his displeasures—Percy’s book is like Sartre’s Nausea without the nausea. But Binx is still a man who always has his despair at the ready, and his story can shift toward the tragic with ease." (Time 100) Percy described it thus: the story of "a young man who had all the advantages of a cultivated old-line southern family: a feel for science and art, a liking for girls, sports cars, and the ordinary things of the culture, but who nevertheless feels himself quite alienated from both worlds, the old South and the new America." Winner of the National Book Award. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      New York:: Knopf,. 1961. First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, and arguably his best. Winner of the National Book Award. The story of Binx Bolling, an alienated young man seeking meaning for his existence. The book is fine; in dust jacket with expert restoration to few small chips and tears. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Bad Man from Bodie

      London: Andre Deutsch, 1961. First British edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First British edition. This is the scarce British first edition of Doctorow's first book that was published in the United States as Welcome to Hard Times. It is a very nearly fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. There is some foxing to the page edges. The book is square and solid. Some light chipping to the head and foot of the dust jacket. Light soiling to the rear panel Overall, a nice copy of a tough book. Signed by Doctorow on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Profiles in Courage

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961 Inaugural edition. Secretarial inscription of Kennedy to front endpaper, and additionally inscribed by Evelyn Lincoln to half title. A very good copy with some rubbing to edges and some wear to corners, former bookseller slip adhered to signature page.. Signed by Author. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Mastering the Art of French Cooking; The Only Cookbook That Explains How to Create Authentic French Dishes in American Kitchens with American Foods

      N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961 Original white cloth decorated in repeated pattern of tiny red fleur-de-lis. on boards. Second Printing of the First Edition. No names or writing. Corner tips worn. DJ worn head and foot, showing original price of $10.00. These three women started a cooking school together in 1951, so this book represents ten years of their combined experience. 684 pp. text. 33 pp. Index. Heavy book will need extra postage.

      [Bookseller: Dave Shoots, Bookseller]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD 18 Volumes Seder Nezikin Seder Nashim Seder Mo'ed Seder Tohoroth Seder Zera'im Seder Kodashim

      Soncino Press, 1961.. 18 vols: Seder Nezikin Volumes I - IV (4 vols); Seder Nashim Volumes I - IV (4 vols); Seder Mo'ed Volumes I - IV (4 vols); Seder Tohoroth Volume I (1 vol); Seder Zera'im Volume I (1 vol); Seder Kodashim Volumes I - III (3 vols); Index Volume (1 vol). Tall 8vo. Original uniform gilt lettered maroon cloth, top edges gilt (Fine), no dustwrappers. Pp. various (no inscriptions). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Winter of Our Discontent

      Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hardback.. Very good condition./Very good dust jacket. . Publisher's acetate jacket cover with "Limited Edition" printed in red. One of 500 copies specially printed and bound for friends of the author and publishers. Acetate cover has small chip to bottom of rear fold, slight toning to spine and edges. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Ladder and The Tree

      Privately Printed. Marlborough College Press. 1961 First edition. SIGNED by Golding in full on half-title. With printed addressed postcard inserted, "From Sir William Golding, Faber & Faber Ltd., 3 Queen Square...." The Faber and Faber with address has been crossed out by Golding and a house name written on top in his own hand. Written on the card is "Signature herewith - Yours WG". Wood-block frontis in b/w by J. Pritchard. Staples not rusted, a remarkably fine copy of a very scarce pamphlet. This work was first printed in "The Listener". One of the scarcest of Golding's works. Unusual to find a signed copy.

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Death of the Lake.

      Tel Aviv: Davar, 1961. - First edition. Folio. Near fine in a very good dust jacket that shows a chip to the top of the back panel. Photobook II; Parr & Badger. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Comment C'est

      Paris: Les Editions de Minuit,, 1961. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in black and blue. An excellent, uncut copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 100 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Ice in the Bedroom

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1961. Octavo. Original black boards, black cloth backstrip, titles to spine in white, yellow, and red, author's name to upper board in yellow, yellow endpapers, top edge dyed yellow. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, dyed top edge a little faded, edges of boards slightly rubbed and faded, spot to edge of text block. A very good copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with some short splits. First edition, first printing, preceding the UK edition published later the same year. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes, P. G. Wodehouse". With a bookmark loosely inserted indicating that the book has been "autographed by the author especially for the members of the First Edition Club".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      London: Herbert Jenkins. 1961. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. A few very minor tears to jacket crown. First issue wrapper with just the lightest of fade to spine. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Hell in the Heavens [with Signatures of Six Aces, 4 Congressional Medal of Honor winners]

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1961 - New York: Putnam, 1961. First Edition. Octavo, 320 pp + photographic section. Light blue cloth with dark blue imprinting, pictorial dustjacket. Jacket is worn and stained, pieces missing with tape repairs. Book with wear to cover, tape stains and remnants on endpapers, slightly shaken. Good Plus book in Good jacket. Scarce even without the signatures, this unique first edition copy of (USMC)Captain John F. Foster's Hell in the Heavens bears the signatures of six of the courageous and history making Chance Vought Corsair pilots in the Pacific Theater of World War II - four of them Congressional Medal of Honor winners. These men signed their names, with a brief inscription including their squadron numbers, on the title page and facing page. Included are Joe Foss, 26 victories, Congressional Medal of Honor; Ken Walsh, 21 victories, Congressional Medal of Honor; Bob Galer, 14 victories, Congressional Medal of Honor; Jim Swett, 15 1/2 victories, Congressional Medal of Honor; Harold E. "Murderous Manny" Segal, 12 victories; and Phil DeLong, 11 victories. Not replaceable; for a serious Pacific Theater collector. As always, please feel free to ask questions or request additional scans. - Jeff Harvey L5 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Air France. Le Plus Grand Reseau du Monde

      No date. Ca. 1961.. Color pictographic / pictorial lithographic map, 23 1/4 x 37 3/4 inches on sheet size 29 1/2 x 43 1/4 inches. A couple of areas with light soiling in margins, notably the left margin, some short edge tears, paper loss to lower left corner (all outside map area); very good bright condition. A vibrantly colored and exquisitely illustrated planisphere by Lucien Boucher showing an elongated terrestrial globe with Air France routes in white, surrounded by a richly decorated border of landscapes, wildlife and people found around the world. This poster was originally published in 1959; this lithograph has the revised date 3/61 at lower left of the image. .

 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Illustrierte Jugendschriftchen (43 Nr. in 45 Bdn.). Für Kinderherzen. Für das Alter von 7-13 Jahren.

      Zürich, Verlag J. R. Müller, 1919-1961 - Kl.8°, je Buch ca. 90 S., einige Illustr., OHLwd. (OLwd., Kart.) m. Deckelillustr., Einzeln. Ausg. min. berieb., gebrauchssp. Tadell. Hefte 40 - 82 durchgehend. Heft 40-50 (OHLwd.), Nr.42 Wasserschaden, einige Illustr. m. Farbst. bemalt., Nr.49 14 S. eingeriss. (ca. 4 cm), Illustr. m. Farbst. bemalt. Bleist. a. Deck.; Heft 51-74 (OLwd. m. aufgekl. Deckelillustr.); Heft 75-82 (Kart.) Sylvesterbüchlein, Nr. 76 in 3 geheft. Ausg. 4000 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      COMMUNAUTE DES IMPRIMEURS ET LIBRAIRES DE PARIS 1961 - R320032087: environ 10 pages + 366 pages - Quelques salissures sans conséquence sur la lecture - Nombreuses annotations a l'encre Ouvrage ayant appartenu au docteur MANDIS, beau-frère de M.T. VAQUIE. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Etat passable. Plats abîmés. Manque en coiffe de tête. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 610-Sciences médicales. Médecine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Azerbaidzhanskii kover (The Azerbaijanian rug) I

      Baku-Leningrad: Izd-vo Akademii nauk Azerbaidzhanskoi SSR. Very Good; 17.5 x 13.5 Hardback in Very Good condition. Several pages have . inked and penciled English translations.. 1961. Hardcover. Illustrated by Illustrated in color and black and white; GWO 1424. An important work from this famous rug designer. The color and black and white graph scale drawings are of Caucasian patterns. Russian-Azeri text. Important map of weaving villages. ; 10.5; 366 pp. .

 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Picasso Toreros: With Four Original Lithographs

      George Braziller. Hardcover. New York, 1961. Oblong folio, 153 pp. A near fine copy with all four lithographs present in excellent condition. Small amount of normal tanning to pages, a few tiny marks to edge of pages, contents fine. Dustjacket is very good plus, price-clipped, with some light edgewear in a few places. Draiger Freres printed the book, with Mourlot Freres printing the lithographs. A lovely copy. . Very Good. 1961. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Maryan; La Menagerie Humaine

      France: Tisne. 1961. Hardcover. Fine. 1/300 (ours numbered 28). Folio, cloth hardbound in dust jacket, clean unmarked text, illustrated, unpaginated. Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket, dust jacket with light discoloration and light rubbing to the tips and edges. Signed by Maryan with a pencil drawing on titlepage. Digital images available upon request. 1961. . Catalog 10/12

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Toros y Toreros

      Editons Cercle d"Art & Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. B0006DL7US 1961; First Edition; Text in French; Editions Cercle d'Art; Fine slipcase with slight toning has full page brown pictorial plate of bullfight applied over hard cover green cloth boards; Toros y Toreros; Large Hardcover; Limited Edition - one of 150 copies; Introduction in French & Spanish; full of color and b/w illustrations by Picasso; Pablo Picasso; Miguel Luis Dominguin (ed.) & Georges Boudaille; a handsome copy . Fine.

 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Young Delinquent Vol I

      University of London Press. Hardcover. Hardcover; English language; Good jacket; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; owner name inside otherwise good condition with lightly worn dust jacket. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail. . GOOD. 1961.

 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Antiques I Have Known

      Frederick Fell 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]
 29.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. First printing with "BOUND BY H. Wolff" in the five line colophon. A Near Fine copy of the book with spine gilt a bit dulled and with a lean, internally clean. Dust jacket Very Good+ with a few small chips near the spine ends and short tears, but without the common spine fading. Dust jacket is the correct first state with $3.95 price and no ISBN number, but in addition, our research indicates that the correct jacket is a full 260 mm tall, later trimmed down to 257 mm for the second printing (otherwise indistinguishable from the first). Several purported first state jackets have actually been swapped for these slightly shorter jackets. & & An attractive copy of this Dahl high spot, his second book for children after "Gremlins." A somewhat controversial children';s book due to the cruel treatment James receives living with his aunt and uncle, much like Harry Potter and several other young heroes. After escaping from home in a giant magical peach, James travels the world with his new friends having all sorts of wonderful adventures. Near Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Henry Miller: Expatriate

      (Pittsburgh): University of Pittsburgh Press. (1961). A critical work on the meaning of exile to Miller and its effect on him. Inscribed by Baxter to Miller's muse and second wife, June, in the year of publication: "For June/ who deserves a book about her/ with gratitude and much affection. Annette." Laid in is an autograph letter signed by Baxter from the preceding Christmas season, thanking June for a gift, updating her on the progress of the book, and adding "Will let you know when we hear from him [Henry]." The letter is folded in half and lightly edgeworn where it overhangs the book; the book is mildly sunned and spine-creased, with a small nick at the crown and small abrasions; both items about near fine. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Thunderball. (A James Bond Novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1961., 1961. First Impression, First Issue, Binding A. 8vo., pp. 254. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with embossed skeleton hand design to upper board, gilt titles to spine. In original dust-wrapper. A near fine, lightly used copy, INSCRIBED by the author to poet and close friend Andrew Young. Gilbert A9a (1.1).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        “Analyse chimique fondée sur les Observations du Spectre. Premier Mémoire,” in Annales de Chimie et de Physique 3rd Series, Volume 52, 1861

      FIRST EDITION and appearance in French of a landmark paper marking “the invention of Spectral Analysis and the announcement of the discovery of two new elements, Cesium and Rubidium [and eventually many more] by using the new method of spectroscopy developed by Kirchhoff and Bunsen. The spectral lines that the two discovered “predicted and demonstrated that new elements, so far missing in the Periodic Table, could be found with the help of spectral analysis. The spectra of the elements would later yield most important information about the structure of the atoms and would help to explain the Periodic Table” (Brandt, The Harvest of a Century, 28). Kirchhoff and Bunsen’s discoveries were heralded as "One of the most dashing advances of the human mind into the secrets of the composition of matter on earth and in cosmos"(Kedrow, Spektralanalyse, 1961). Kirchhoff and Bunsen’s collaboration would change the world, not just of chemical analysis, but also of astronomy and physics. Working with Bunsen at Heidelberg, Kirchhoff made a completely unexpected discovery. It was known at the time that, if held to flame, many chemical substances colored the flame in consistent, characteristic ways. Kirchhoff, without intending to, had identified the cause of the dark lines seen in the solar spectra by Fraunhofer and others. When certain chemicals were heated in Bunsen's burner, characteristic bright lines appeared, i.e., elements in the substance. In some cases these were at exactly the same points in the spectrum as Fraunhofer's dark lines. The bright lines were light coming from a hot gas, whereas the dark lines showed absorption of light in the cooler gas above the Sun's surface. The two scientists found that every chemical element produces a unique spectrum. This provides a sort of "fingerprint" which can confirm the presence of that chemical. Kirchhoff and Bunsen’s worked out the laws of spectroscopy: “(1). An incandescent body gives off light in a continuous spectrum. (2) An excited (heated) body gives off a bright-line spectrum. (3) A vapor of an element absorbs white light in the places of the spectrum (producing dark lines) at the same points where the element heated to incandescence produce bright lines” (Ede, The Chemical Element: A Historical Perspective, 75). CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: Victor Masson et Fils, 1861. Entire volume. 8vo (9 x 5.5 inches; 225 x 138mm). 512 pp. Kirchhoff & Bunsen paper: 452-486. ILLUSTRATION: 1 double-page folding chromolithographed plate depicting spectrum analysis (the colors remain very bright); another plate shows a spectroscope and 8 spectra, among these the spectra of Cesium. BINDING: Entire volume in blue paper wraps with a chipped label at the spine. The wraps are in excellent condition and the text block is solid and tight. INTERIOR: Complete and uncut. Some light foxing and toning throughout as well as a light (and minor) old damp stain at the margin, otherwise clean throughout.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Pinktoes (First Edition)

      London: Olympia Press, 1961. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. Fine and unread in green standard Olympia Press wrappers with black and white title, rule, and design as issued. "New price" stamp at the bottom right corner of the rear wrapper, else a pristine copy, most uncommon thus.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A Memoir of Mary Ann

      New York: Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy,, 1961. By the Dominican Nuns of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, Atlanta, Georgia. Introduction by Flannery O'Connor. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in black, top edge dyed green. With the dust jacket. Slightly rubbed and faded along edges, spotting and partial toning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with faded spine panel and a few short closed tears. First edition, first printing. Signed by O'Connor on the first page of her introduction and inscribed on the front free endpaper by Monsignor Dodwell, who baptised Mary Ann and was involved in her care, "May Mary Ann bless and smile on the Coles who were so good to her, Monsignor Dodwell". Also inscribed by a third hand, "Prayers, Sr. M. David O. P.". O'Connor was contacted by the nuns of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home in Atlanta after the death of their remarkable patient Mary Ann Long, who had been diagnosed with a terminal cancer on her face as a toddler, but lived to the age of twelve under their care. The nuns wanted to tell Mary Ann's story, and suggested that O'Connor write a novel based on her life. But O'Connor, as she explains in the introduction, thought it better that the nuns write the real story themselves. Loosely inserted is an original photograph of Mary Ann in her first Communion dress, showing the tumour affecting her face. Signed material of any type by O'Connor is rare, particularly so in the last years before her death in 1964. A poignant association given the author's own serious, long-term illness and Roman Catholic faith.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      (TOMATSU, SHOMEI) (DOMON, KEN). Tomatsu, Shomei, Ken Domon, Kiyoshi Sakuma, Nobuo Kusano & Toshio Hata. HIROSHIMA - NAGASAKI DOCUMENT 1961. Tokyo: The Japan Council Against the A and H Bombs, 1961. First Edition. Large Square 4to. Decorative Cloth + Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Good./No Jacket - As Issued.. np + 54pp, profusely illustrated in duotone. Text in English. Designed by Kohei Sugiura. In protective clear acetate dustwrappers. This is Ken Domon and Shomei Tomatsu's remarkable book of photographs reflecting the aftermath of the atomic bombs the US dropped on The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to hasten the end World War II. In addition to the gripping hardbound volume of images, it contains a second English language publication in wrappers reprinting scholarly articles by Kiyoshi Sakuma, Nobuo Kusano, Toshio Hata on the radiation and its effects. A serviceable example only of this remarkable Post-War Japanese photographic book lacking the publisher's slipcase, and whose primary volume's off-white exterior is browned along the spine, moderately soiled, and exhibits notable insect damage to the ink of its decorative design of concentric circles. Internally it is bright and sound, with the textblock lightly browned along the edges and pulling ever so slightly at the signatures. The paper text volume shows some overall wear, light browning and soiling to the covers and edges, cracking along the spine, and a small closed tear to the foredge corner of the front cover. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 017915&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      London: Jonathan Cape. 1961., 1961. First Issue, Binding A, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo, pp.254. A very good to near fine copy, in original pictorial dustwrapper. With characteristic ballpoint inscription to flyleaf; To/ Peter Werner/ from/ the Author. Recipient is likely the same Werner who became the prolific American film director- he would have been a teenager at the time of the inscription. This is one of a few titles from the Werner collection that were inscribed by Fleming. 'Thunderball' is one of the most pivotal works of the series. It was in 'Thunderball' that Fleming first introduces the world to the ultimate Bond villian- Ernest Stavro Blofeld. Though Bond and Blofeld never actually meet here, it is in this book that Bond first battles the schemes of SPECTRE, Blofeld's criminal organisation. Is the first part of the so-called 'Blofeld' trilogy, and was followed by 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (1963) and 'You Only Live Twice' (1964). The title was filmed in 1965, starring Sean Connery as 007, Claudine Auger as Domino and Adolfo Celi as Emilio Largo- SPECTRE's No.2. The later film 'Never Say Never Again', with Connery again as 007, was loosely based on this story. Gilbert A9a (1.1).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Schreiben Und Schriften

      St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1961. Hesse's last published book or monograph, published a year prior to his death. These privately printed pamphlets contain Hesse's thoughts and evocations during the final two decades of his life. After THE GLASS BEAD GAME, Hesse published no more novels; only short tales,poems, and monographs of this type. Housed in an elegant, cloth-covered clamshell case.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Printer Wrapper. Fine. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Aquarellierter Orig.-Entwurf für einen Bucheinband oder ein Theaterplakat.

      [Moskau, 1961]. - Sprache: Russisch, Eines der bekanntesten Dramen des mehrfach preisgekrönten Schriftstellers. - Verso mit eh. Widmung und U. von K[onstantin] Simonow sowie drei weiteren Signaturen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Remarkable Harry

      Abelard Schuman 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]
 40.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Terra Sigillata Hispanica. 2 Volumenes. Tomo I Texto Tomo II Indices y laminas

      The William L. Bryant Foundation, Valencia 1961 - cartulina muy bien conservada láminas, grabados, desplegables. . 862 págs.

 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     563 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2019 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.