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        Three Programs for Events Held at Yoko Ono's Chambers Street Apartment

      New York 1961 - Four mimeographed typescript sheets, printed rectos only. Quartos. Overall very good with two sheets bright and fresh but two faded and somewhat toned, all with various old folds. Three programs from the historic concerts and performance series organized by La Monte Young and held at Yoko Ono's Chamber Street apartment that featured many of the top artists of New York's avant-garde scene including John Cage, Dick Higgins, Walter DeMaria, Terry Riley, Jackson Mac Low, Robert Morris, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Jim Dine, and Ono. The series closely paralleled the European shows being produced by George Maciunas of his newly developing Fluxus movement, that itself was inspired by The Dadaist. The Chambers Street shows led Maciunas to invite Ono to join his fledgling group and helped coalesce the various artists that would become the core members of Fluxus.The first two sheets are for a two-night musical performance by Inchiyanagi on January 7 and 8, 1961 featuring various performers such as Young, Mac Low, Richard Maxfield, Simone Morris, David Tudor, and with a number dedicated to John Cage. The verso of the first sheet has several lines of pseudonymous verse in pencil that we suspect may be that of Mac Low. The second sheet, which we assume was handed out the second night and calls this "#2 in the series presented by La Monte Young," warns the audience "THE PURPOSE OF THIS SERIES IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT," and promotes the next event featuring Henry Flynt, whose program is also included here. That program, "#3" dated February 25 and 26, describes the event as "experimental concert Jazz, Flynt-music, or poetry [that] will be improvised" with accompaniment by Young, De Maria, Morris, and others. The fourth sheet (and third program) focuses on the poetry, music and theater work of Mac Low. Also held over two nights, April 8 and 9, 1961, the pieces are based on works composed between 1955 and 1961 and performed with help from Diane Wakowski, Robert Dunn, Shimon Tamari, Joan Kelly, John Perreault, and Iris Lezak.A wonderful collection of ephemera from a pivot moment in the development of Fluxus.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Hegel-Studien. Band 1-24.,

      Bouvier, Bonn 1961-1989. - Bibliotheksexemplare mit Rückenschild und Stempeln, Einbände teils etwas berieben, teils stärker gebräunt oder leicht braunfleckig, Ecken und Kanten teils leicht bestoßen, Rücken teils knitterspurig, Papier gebräunt, sonst ordentliche Exemplare. (Die Bände enthalten auch Beiträge in nicht-deutscher Sprache!). Sprache: 0 Gewicht in Gramm: 17000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte]
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        Ernest Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (Original screenplay for the 1962 film)

      Los Angeles, CA: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961. Writers Working Script for the 1962 film. Based on Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms," as well as his "Nick Adams" stories, which appeared in his books "In Our Time" and "Men Without Women," amongst others.& & The story of a 19-year-old who leaves his Michigan home, holding various jobs before signing up to become an ambulance driver for the Italian Army during World War I. In Italy he finds and loses love before returning home to Michigan a changed man. Nominated for five Golden Globes including Best Drama and Best Supporting Actor,the film received mixed reviews, and reflects the inherent difficulties in attempting to bring Hemingway to the big screen.& & Set in Michigan, New York, and Italy, shot on location in Mellen, Wisconsin and Verona, Italy. & & Pale blue studio wrappers, noted as WRITERS WORKING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 4078 and production No. 921, dated April 20, 1961, with credits for novelist Hemingway. Title page present, dated April 20, 1961, noted as Writers Working Script, with credits for screenwriter A.E. Hotchner. 184 leaves, mimeograph on eye-rest green stock. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with three gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Perspective of Nudes

      New York: Amphoto, 1961 Hardcover First American edition, first printing. Near Fine hardcover with light traces of wear in a Very Good dust jacket with two quarter-sized chips at the top fore edge, small chips to the crown, light soiling along the edges, and small archival tape repairs to the verso. A nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Bill Brandt; preface by Lawrence Durrell; introduction by Chapman Mortimer. 14 pages + 90 full-page gravure-printed b&w plates; 9.5 x 11 inches. One of the iconic photobooks of the 20th century, printed in glorious gravure. See: Parr & Badger, Photobook, Vol. I, p216; Roth, Book of 101 Books, p160-161; Open Book, p188; Bertolotti, Books of Nudes, p150-151; Auer, 801 Photo Books, p408.

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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. Wolf Vostell was a German painter and sculptor of the second half of the 20th century. Wolf Vostell is considered one of the early adopters of Video art, Environment, Installation, Happening and the Fluxus Movement. Techniques such as blurring and the De-collage are characteristic of his work, as is embedding objects in concrete

      [Bookseller: Kirkegaards Antikvariat]
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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF MERCURY SEVEN ASTRONAUTS

      Washington, D. C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1961. Official NASA color photograph/lithograph of the original Mercury 7 astronauts standing in front of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft. SIGNED without inscription by Cooper, Glenn, and Slayton. PROVENANCE: from the collection of Lee Saegesser, Chief Archivist from 1967 until 1997 in the Washington, DC NASA Headquarters History Office. Certificate of Authenticity available if desired. The signatures are bold and bright. The photograph is clean and bright, with no wrinkling in the image. There is some light toning on the back of the photo.. SIGNED. First Edition. Photograph. Collectible- Fine. 8" By 10".

      [Bookseller: Bertram & Williams, Books and Fine Art]
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        Pope Pius VII

      1961 - handwritten "journal" of the actions of Pope Puis VII during his time.general wear to cover, text is unmarked, clean pages, good binding, loose pages, not from text are present DATE PUBLISHED: 1961 EDITION: UNPAGINATED [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        A Quality of Mercy

      Chatto & Windus, London 1961 - First edition. Fine in very near fine dustwrapper with a tiny nick. The author's first novel, Inscribed to Nan and Charley Mann, who would become the dedicatees of his best-known novel, *Alley Jaggers*: "For Nan and Charlie, with love, Paul. 8 January 63." See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Oskar Kokoschka Tells His Life-Story (Inscribed) An Autobiography On Record With An Introduction And Color Reproductions Of The Artists Major Works Containing Explanatory Notes (Deluxe Edition with record)

      No Place: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Oblong folio sized book in dustwrapper with 33 1/3 L.P. in pocket at rear of book. The special de-luxe edition for the record connoisseur. This copy nicely INSCRIBED by Kokoschka and quite unusual thus. A very good copy in decorated boards in good dustwrapper with some small chips to edges and creases to rear panel. Record not played, but looks to be in better than very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        20 Fables - with 82 signed woodcuts by COCTEAU, Bernard BUFFET, FOUJITA, VILLON, CARZOU.

      Jaspard Polus & Cie, Monaco 1961 - - PRESENTATION : portfolio in leafs, in a leather case. - ILLUSTRATORS : Yves BRAYER, BRIANCHON, Bernard BUFFET, Jean COCTEAU, CAILLARD, Jean CARZOU, CHAMPLAIN MIDY, DESNOYER, Leonor FINI, FONTANAROSA, FOUJITA, GOERG, LILA DE NOBILI, OUDOT, PICART LE DOUX, PLANSON, TERECHKOVITCH, TOUCHAGUES, VERTES, Jacques VILLON, WAROQUIER. - LIMITED : to 299 copies, this one on Lana paper with a suite on Johannot. - INCLUDE : 21 ORIGINAL full page woodcuts and 20 ORIGINAL half page woodcuts & 20 lettrines, with also a suite of all the woodcuts (41 woodcuts). - SIGNATURE : ALL THE FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE PLATE SIGNED. - SIZE : 16 x 12". - VERY GOOD CONDITION : Small defects to the box, inside near mint. - EXTREMELY RARE PORTFOLIO. - ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artfever]
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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. Wolf Vostell was a German painter and sculptor of the second half of the 20th century. Wolf Vostell is considered one of the early adopters of Video art, Environment, Installation, Happening and the Fluxus Movement. Techniques such as blurring and the De-collage are characteristic of his work, as is embedding objects in concrete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kirkegaards Antikvariat]
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        Bibliography of the Architecture, Arts and Crafts of Islam

      American University at Cairo Press, 1961. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Large folio. Bibliography of Islamic Art and Architecture - including textiles. Book is Very Good condition. Dustwrapper has light edgewear and small tear to lower bottom of DW on spine and small closed tear to top. Very good crisp/clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Anulios Books]
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        The Moviegoer

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First edition of the author's first book and winner of the 1962 National Book Award. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Walker Percy on the title page. Fine in an excellent dust jacket with only light wear and a small chip to the spine crown. Also includes a handwritten letter from Percy on his letterhead to reviewer Bill Starr, thanking him for his "generous review". Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. [I]t is clothed in originality, intelligence, and a fierce regard for man's fate. . . .Percy has a rare talent for making his people look and sound as though they were being seen and heard for the first time by anyone" (Time). The Moviegoer was included on Modern Library's 100 Greatest novels of the 20th century and Time Magazine named it on its list of 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Archive of photographs, manuscripts, and books

      1961 - Anna Winand served as Wilfred Cartey’s erstwhile traveling companion and confidant and official photographer. Winand’s archive: 1). PHOTOGRAPHS and MEMORIBILIA: Approximately 30 photographs, including negatives, of Cartey, taken between1967 and 1985 for publicity purposes, including dust jacket illustrations; 12 unpublished photos, with negatives, of Cartey family members taken in Trinidad; newspaper clippings articles regarding various publications and charges of slander Cartey brought against CCNY in 1969, tributes and programs for his funeral services in Trinidad and Harlem in 1992. 2). MANUSCRIPTS: Composed between 1961 and 1966, when teaching at Columbia University and the Universities of Vermont and Ghana, shortly after losing his eyesight. The poems, apparently unpublished, include, “Two broken cups,” 7 ms pages; “I’ll be here another year,” 3 ms pages; “Warm desert wind,” 3 ms pages; “Music of four hands,” 4 ms pages; “Night in a conch shell,” 2 ms pages; “If you cried onto the train wheels, 9 ms pages; “Tide-wash,” 6 ms pages; “If I call will you come,” 3 ms pages; “Knowing it will end,” 3 ms pages; “Gone is a night wind of dreams,” 4 ms pages; “Snow falling,” 6 ms pages; “Left with the silence of a house,” 7 ms pages; “I go reaching back,” 4 ms pages; “Lay gently now your feet,” 2 ms pages; “Alone the night bird,” 2 ms pages; “And so she sleeps,” 4 ms pages; “Seven Songs,” 6 ms pages; “If I lose a friend,” 4 ms pages; “Oh lift me,” 1 ms page; “We all have a dream,” 1 ms page; “The hail has been falling,” 3 ms pages; “So they come singing,” 2 ms pages; “I am myself a wassailing forever,” 4 ms pages; “No, not leaving,” 1 ms page; “The winds astride white foaming horses,” 4 ms pages; “Wailing Flamenco,” 4 ms pages. 3). BOOKS: “Whispers from a Continent: The Literature of Contemporary Black Africa” (NY: Random House, 1969). 8vo., black cloth lettered in silver; dust jacket. First edition. A dedication copy (with the printed acknowledgment, “To Anna Winand, who traveled to Africa with me and saw and helped in the total fashioning of this book”), inscribed, “To Anna, who walked with me through the sessions, heard the whispers and the wind in the legion hills – my most affectionate thanks. You too know the Whispers of the Continent. You lived them. Love, Fred, 1-11-69.” (Winand provided the back-cover photograph.); “Black Images” (NY: Teachers College Press, 1970). 8vo., wrappers printed in black. First edition, inscribed, “To my loveliest travelling friend - Peace, friendship, Alfred, 13-8-70”; “Fires In The Wind” (NY: Words & Images, 1980). 8vo., wrappers printed in black. First edition, inscribed, “I love the illustration. You who gifted me the cover. Peace, Love, Wilfred.” (Winand provided the back-cover photograph.); “Embryos” (NY: The Printed Word, 1982). First edition, inscribed, “To Anna, a wonderful friend of many precious sessions. Peace, Love, Alfred.” (Winand provided the back-cover photograph.); “Children of Lalibela” (NY: The Printed Word, 1985). 8vo., wrappers printed in black. First edition, inscribed, “To Anna, A very dear woman friend of such wonderful sessions. Love, Wilfred.” (Winand provided the back-cover photograph.); “Choreographers of the Dawn” (NY: The Printed Word, 1989). 8vo., wrappers printed in black. First edition, inscribed, “To Anna, Such a wonderful friend --- Love Wilfred.” **** Blind since he was a young adult, Wilfred Cartey (1931-1992), the Trinidad-born author, editor, and critic of African and Caribbean literature, was awarded the title of distinguished professor of black studies at CUNY, a position held until his death. His acclaimed work, “Whispers from a Continent,” remains a groundbreaking introduction to African literature. Cartey’s close friend Anna Winand, associated with New York’s International Center of Photography, photographed him over the course of several decades. A remarkable archive with a distinguished provenance. Shipping extra. Noamz. a.p.o. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Solaris

      PL: Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej. Warsaw, Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, 1961. First edition and first impression in wraps as expected. The book is near fine with no creasing, a short tear and the front hinge starting to pull. There's an unobtrusive owner's name to the title page. The jacket is near fine also with a couple of neat 1-2mm tears and some wear to the top of the spine. Lem's greatest work, published in this edition nine years prior to the first English translation. One of the greatest works of science fiction to come out of Poland. . Near Fine. Paperback. 1st Edition. 1961.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Kalender Rolle

      Wuppertal: Verlag Kalender, 1961. First edition. Loose Sheets. Fine. A survey of avant-garde art printed on a long scroll (11.5 x 240 cm) of glossy white paper, mounted together from 3 sheets. Comes in the original cardboard mailing box (14 x 8 x 8 cm). An information label is affixed to the lid of the box. Includes original contributions and reproductions of works of art by Piero Manzoni (Achrome, 15 x 10 cm), Yves Klein (Anthropometrie, 10 x 6 cm), Cy Twombly, L. Fontana, Ben Patterson (Duo for Voice and Strings), Emmett Williams, Hiltmann, P. Talman, Jean Tinguely, H. Mack, CF Claus, Raoul Hausmann (Tolbes + Soundreel), H. Busse, O. Holweck, Ebeling, Belloli, Dietrich, Claus Bremer, Uecker, Piene, Diter Rot (2 contributions), Arman, Vostell, F. Dufrene, and Franz Mon. This publication inspired a few Fluxus publications, including the Fluxus Preview Review roll. Fine condition in fine printed and illustrated cardboard box. Quite rare. Only one copy found in US institutional holdings.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Mastering the Art of French Cooking

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1961-10-16. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1961: First edition, first printing, with statement of "FIRST EDITION" on copyright page. All first printing points of issue present in book and dust jacket. "About the Authors" page at rear is properly dated August, 1961. The title page is printed in both red and black ink, as called for. Original, first state dust jacket with proper price of $10.00 intact, and date code "1061" on the front flap. The front panel of the dust jacket properly lists the authors alphabetically; later state jackets list Julia Child's name first. In Good overall condition with definite signs of use and age. Pages show heavy use, with some pen markings; evidence of erased pencil on many pages as well. Occasional stain to pages. Pages show occasional sign of use in a kitchen, a few creases and at least one tear. Name and address of former owner penned on front paste down. Side of page block shows light spotting and rubbing. Cloth has a bit of wear and light rubbing. The dust jacket is fragile with some tears, rubbing and wear. The jacket has two pieces of tape reinforcing it from the verso, not visible from the exterior. Heavy loss and chipping to dust jacket, most significant at spine ends; rip to front panel .

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The Arm of Flesh

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition of the author's second book, a novel set in Germany in 1955. A clean near fine hardcover book in very good or better price intact dustwrapper with a few small chips to spine ends. Better condition than usually found.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Picasso: Toreros

      New York: George Braziller. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, with FOUR ORIGINAL PICASSO LITHOGRAPHS. The four lithographs (one in color) were printed by Mourlot Freres and executed especially for this book. Profusely illustrated throughout with 103 bullfighting images. Text by Jaime Sabartes. New York: George Braziller, 1961. Oblong quarto, original decorated red cloth, original illustrated dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket with a few tiny chips to extremities and a little toning to the spine. An outstanding copy of a book that is difficult to find in collectible condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        TPL: Tombeau de Pierre Larousse - Poesie von Francois Dufresne - Decollagen - (Abrisse) 1956-1961 von Wolf Vostell - Oreille pour un Tombeau - (Ohr fur ein Grab) Einfuhrung von Alain Jouffroy

      Verlag der Kalender Wuppertal: Verlag der Kalender, 1961. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Large square paperbound quarto. (12" square). Book consists of numerous examples of Vostell's Decollage screenprints intersperced with concrete poetry by Dufresne. Text at rear in German and French by Alain Jouffrey. Contents in fine condition. Printed on thick paperstock. The front cover of this copy has some staining, mostly at the lower front corner of the book and strectching upwards along the spine for about 5". See photo. A few tiny chips to edges. A gorgeous book.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        [Photograph Album]: Wheelus Air Base, Libya and Istanbul, Turkey (1961)

      [Tripoli; Istanbul]. (1961). Photo album. Oblong quarto. Approximately 14" x 10". Full cloth boards with a copper plate replica of the Selimiye Mosque (Edirne, Turkey) in relief on the front cover. Very good. Contains 86 black and white photographs neatly held in place on thick paper leaves with corner mounts, interleaved with embossed tissue guards. Laid-in at the rear are five 12" x 8" pencil sketches, three travel documents, and two additional photographs. The album was put together in 1961 by Charles Simpkins of the 848th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron. It is divided into one section with 36 photographs (measuring 4.5" x 3.5") of the Wheelus U.S. Air Force Base in Libya (now Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport), and a second section with 50 photographs (measuring 5" x 3.5") of various street scenes taken in Istanbul, Turkey. Laid-in is Simpkins's Signed travel voucher from 1961.The Libyan set of 36 prints are identified with manuscript captions written in white ink on the paper sheet directly underneath each print. This historic base, known as the "Hell Hole" for its scorching heat, was built by the Italians in 1923 and was used by the Germans during the North African Campaign. Captured by the British in 1943, it was taken over by the Americans in 1945 and became home to 4,500 Americans at the height of the Cold War. The photographs document the base when it was being used for a covert airlift campaign during the Congo Crisis of the early 1960s. They include shots of USAF 124s and other planes on the flight line during the Airlift, and various street scenes taken throughout the base: Arab laborers, the Mirage restaurant, the NCO club, a Jewish Chapel, and much more. Also included are shots of Americans and Libyans at leisure on the beach.The second set of 50 prints is a fascinating series of informal street scenes taken in Istanbul while Simpkins was most likely on vacation in September 1961. As none are identified, one can easily get lost among these shots of Turkish vendors, peddlers, musicians, and horse drawn carts, as they make their way through street markets and carnivals, with the occasional view of a mosque's minarets in the background. Various candid portraits include children at play, boys playing foosball, and all manner of outdoor vendors selling their wares. The five laid in pencil sketches are reasonably accomplished drawings of a B-718 USAF jet in flight, a Brayer tank truck, a Mercedes 300 SL, an old Roadster, and a World War I British fighter plane. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Movie Goer

      Knopf 1961 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with minor wear to the panels and edges. This original dustjacket has the $3.95 price present on the front flap. The book is in nice shape with light wear to the edges and spine. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light discolorization to the edges. The pages are clean, and there is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Profiles in Courage

      Harper 1961 - First Young Reader's Edition, inscribed by John F. Kennedy "To _____, with the warm regards of his father's friend, Jack Kennedy." First Edition stated on the copyright page. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Revolutionary Road

      Little, Brown & Co., Boston 1961 - Fine in a quite nearly fine jacket, with one tiny snag to the upper middle front panel, else fine. A truly superior and actually exemplary copy of this novel; it's not hyperbole to say this copy looks and feels as if it were just pulled off a shelf in the bookstore. The jacket retains its price marking of $4.75; there is none of the usual sunning to the jacket spine; no markings or inscriptions. Bright and fresh and extremely uncommon as such. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller]
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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, a very good copy in the dust jacket that shows some chips 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]
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        Vienna Stake

      1961. Sheet size: 189 × 139 mm. Pen and ink on wove paper. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 3 June 1961. President John F. Kennedy looks balefully at a restaurant menu offering only one item. The summit conference held in Vienna on 4 June 1961 between John F. Kennedy and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev was predicted to be difficult for the callow president in the wake of his Bay of Pigs fiasco in April 1961. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LA VIE ET LA MORT DE M. DE TOURNEVES. AVANT-PROPOS DE YVES GANDON. ILLUSTRATIONS DE HENRY LEMARIE.

      MARCEL LUBINEAU, EDITEUR. 1961 - IN-8 EN FEUILLES (17 X 25,5 X 3,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 96 PAGES, SOUS COUVERTURE BLANCHE REMPLIEE, CHEMISE ET ETUI CARTONNES DE L'EDITEUR. ILLUSTRE DE 26 COMPOSITIONS EN COULEURS DE HENRY LEMARIE, SOUS SERPENTE, DONT 6 HORS TEXTE, TOUTES AQUARELLEES AU POCHOIR. PREMIER TIRAGE LIMITE A 775 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES, DONT 25 HORS COMMERCE. UN DES 625 SUR VELIN DES PAPETERIES DE RIVES. CHARMANT CONTE, DONT L'INTRIGUE SE SITUE A LA MARTINIQUE A LA FIN DU XVIII¡ SIECLE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Château de Capens]
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        Catch 22

      Simon and Schuster, 1961. Hardcover. Good. Simon and Schuster, New York 1961. First Edition / Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Stated First Printing on the copyright page. Rare Advance Reading copy in white wraps. To be published October 10, 1961 Stated on the front cover. Noted Reviewer from the Kansas City Star, Bill Vaughan's copy. Signed by Joseph Heller on a professionally tipped in page following the front endpaper. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Comes with information to the buyer about the limited edition the signature was pulled. Book Condition: Good+, age toning, shelf wear at the edges. Reviewer's signature at the front cover with brackets in the margins on 13 pages. Two lines underlined on page 211, darkening at the spine with two light stains. Comes in a poly bag with cardboard backing.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        L'action automobile et touristique (363 numéros)

      L'action automobile et touristique 1961 - In-4, (28.5x20.5 cm), broché, couverture illustrée, 363 numéros : mai 1961, 1962 : mai, juin, octobre décembre, 1963 : sauf juillet, août, septembre et octobre, 1964 : sauf janvier et mars, 1965 à 1983 : années complètes ; 1984 : sauf mars ; 1985 à 1987 : années complètes ; 1988 : sauf septembre ; 1989 : sauf mars ; 1990 à 1995 : années complètes ; 1996 : janvier, février, mars ; il est possible de vendre année par année (2 euros le numéro) ; petites usures sur les dos, assez bel état dans l'ensemble. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        [TYPED LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FOR WALTER NEIL LETSON, SIGNED BY JACQUELINE KENNEDY]

      Palm Beach, Fl. Dec. 17, 1961.. 1p. Fine. In a green half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Letter of recommendation, signed by Jacqueline Kennedy as First Lady, expressing "my high regard for Mr. Walter Neil Letson." Letson was an architect who oversaw renovation on the White House. She writes: "I am delighted to have an opportunity to express my high regard for Mr. Walter Neil Letson, and to present this letter on his behalf. From the earliest days of President Kennedy's Administration, Mr. Letson has been involved in plans for the restoration of The White House. His contributions to this project have been both valuable and productive. His interest and enthusiasms have been sources of pleasure to his colleagues. His knowledge and good taste as well as his consideration for everyone with whom he worked have all served to make this association an extremely satisfactory one for me. For these reasons I am pleased to write these few words."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Severed Head

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1961. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with toned spine panel. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Katherine with love from Iris. And thanks for the title!". Loosely inserted in a colour photograph of Murdoch at home. The recipient was Katherine Watson, a close friend of Murdoch's from her Oxford days, who provided the title for this novel and was also written into several of Murdoch's books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Papers of Alexander Hamilton,1768-April, 1802 (vols 1-26, of 27)

      New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-1977. Cloth, 8vo. Fine/very good. Jackets rubbed and mildly edgeworn, spines a little unevely faded. 2 jacket spines are white, the rest blue (as usual). Attractive on the shelf. No markings. Lacks vol 27, the general index, however each vol has its own index. Vol 27 is still in print and obtainable.

      [Bookseller: Blue Whale Books, Inc.]
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        STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND (*** Inscribed By Robert A. Heinlein ***)

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York (1961) - A very special copy of this science fiction classic, warmly inscribed by Robert Heinlein on the front free endpaper. Furthermore it is one of the scarcer type signatures of Heinlein in that he has signed informally as Bob Heinlein. Inscribed to a long ago collector whose bookplate is underneath the inscription/signature. Inscription reads: "To ------ --------- Best Wishes, Bob Heinlein." The person named matches the bookplate name. I have seen a similar inscribed copy, also on a bookclub edition, with a dealer asking price of $2,500. This copy thus priced very advantageously, and many collectors would consider an inscription by a classic author such as Heinlein to be superior to simply a simple signature for the sake of authentication. Book is square, tight and clean. Dust jacket has some wrinkling on the covers, especially the back cover, but the spine of the jacket is fine and there are no chips or tears to the jacket. No evident color fading to the jacket either, but the jacket is not the critical point of value of this copy. It is obviously the inscription with signature of one of the great science fiction writers of the golden age of science fiction that is the point of value of this copy. A most reasonably priced alternative to what it would cost to obtain a signed first edition copy. Photos of book and inscription upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daryl Rule, bookseller]
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        A treasury of the world's Great Prints ( From Dürer to Chagall)

      Simon and Shuster 1961 - large book of 333 pages of illustrations of prints . 23 artists represented in 232 illustrations colors and black and white . Book 387-B box B-44 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michel Guay]
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        Horseman, Pass By

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1961 First edition, first printing of the author's first novel. Signed and inscribed by the author on a loosely inserted business mailing card for the author's bookshop Booked Up in Washington, D.C.: "Dear Ruth- / Don't send. I'm never / here + it might get lost. / Stitch this in your book- And thanks for writing. I'm / glad you like it. Best / Larry McMurtry". A near fine or better copy, with light wear to the spine head, minor abrasion to the bottom right corner of the front board, a faint hint of spotting to the front pastedown, else very clean and bright; in an unclipped dust jacket, with light wear to the spine ends, minor chipping to the spine head, very light rubbing and smudging across, diagonal tear with minor loss to the lower right corner of the front panel. Overall, a bright and attractive copy. Horseman, Pass By is author, screenwriter, and bookseller Larry McMurtry's first novel. It is a novel "by a young Texan about a young Texan" that "paints a realistic picture of ranching Texas as it exists today." It won the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse H. Jones Award in 1962. McMurtry later helped write the screenplay for the Western film adaptation of Horseman, Pass By called Hud, which starred Paul Newman. Despite its Texan theme, the novel takes its title from W. B. Yeats' poem, "Under Ben Bulben," the last lines of which are also printed on the poet's grave.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        I Grandi pittori dell'Ottocento italiano. 3 Volumi: La Scuola Napoletana; I pittori dell'alta Italia; I Macchiaioli e la scuola toscana

      Aldo Martello Editore 1961 legatura in tutta tela con titoli impressi in oro al piatto e al dorso, sovraccoperta illustrata a colori, cofanetto, comprensivo dei 3 volumi, figurato e con titoli al dorso; ogni volume contiene: numerose illustrazioni applicate a colori nella prima parte e tavole a tutta pagina e numerate nella seconda, accurata biografia, bibliografia e indice delle opere. N. 1064 della tiratura di 1999 esemplari. In eccellente stato

      [Bookseller: Librisenzadata rari antichi riviste d'ep]
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        Oeuvres complètes d´Hippocrate, traduction nouvelle avec le texte grec en regard, collationné sur les manuscrits et toutes les éditions; accompagnée d´une introduction, de commentaires médicaux, de variantes et de notes philologiques; suivie d´une table générale des matièrs, par E. Littré. 1-10.

      Amsterdam, Adolf M. Hakkert, 1961- 10 volumes, ca 6000 p. Complete. Publisher´s black cloth. Owner´s signature (Torsten Fritjofsson).. Fotot återger de tre första av de tio volymerna i sviten

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        Samples of the Old Turkish Carpets and Kilims / Eski türk halilarindan ve kilimlerinden örnekler

      Istanbul: Sümerbank. Very Good in Good+ dustjacket; 19 x 13.5 Hardback in chipped dustjacket . otherwise in Very Good condition. 1961. Hardcover. Illustrated by 40 offset color plates; GWO 1331. Beautifully produced catalog of the TIEM collection of old rugs and flatweaves. Uncommon.; 5; 88 pp. .

      [Bookseller: RugBooks.com]
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        The Outsider Issues 1-5, All Published

      New Orleans: Loujon Press, 1961-9. Paperback. Very Good. Four volumes, with issues four and five being a double issue;aside from an unavoidable crease on issue one and an ink name on the first page of issue two, the three wraps bound volumes are all nice showing just the slightest edgewear, with the uncommon tissue jacket on number two present and in fine condition.The last double issue is near fine in it's original translucent jacket and the flora specimen present. A nice run.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        Sirens of Titan

      Boston, Houghton Mifflin; Cambridge, The Riverside Press,, 1961. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in white. With the dust jacket. A very fresh copy in the jacket with only minor rubbing at the extremities and to the lower panel. Excellent condition. First edition, first printing of the author's second novel. A superb copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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