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        Three Notebooks of Sketches and Plans for Installations, with related material

      Various dates, mostly circa 1961-1963. Three composition books. Small quartos. Modest wear, mostly near fine. Heavily illustrated by the artist Ben Talbert, one of the most important artists in the Los Angeles circle that revolved around Wallace Berman and his publication Semina. Berman and his circle were at the forefront of avant-garde cultural and artistic experimentation on the West Coast, in effect, the western equivalent of Andy Warhol and his Factory workers, with sensibilities representing the Beat and early counterculture movements.These notebooks are from Talbert's most important period, and the most important period for his circle, when he was directly influenced by and collaborating with Berman, and most of the artworks presage Talbert's most cherished and representative themes -- nudes, intense sexuality, S&M scenes, and handwritten and illustrated plans for installations, assemblages, collages, or sculpture. Several drawings and plans are initialed and dated, although most are not, as normal for sketchbooks.Related material laid in includes several nude and mildly sexual photographs of Talbert and a woman named Gayle, presumably his wife or girlfriend, used by them as Christmas Greetings, other clothed photographs of the couple, a handmade Valentine from Gayle to Talbert, several vintage color photographs of Talbert's framed work, a couple of different invitations to memorial retrospectives of his works (after his untimely death in 1975 from a drug overdose at the age of 42), and several additional drawings by Talbert on a variety of different sizes of paper.The sketches, ranging from fully detailed drawings to impressionistic nudes, are executed in a variety of media: pencil, pen and ink, marker, gouache, colored pencil, watercolor, and a few in ball-point pen. There are 69 pages of reasonably fully executed drawings bound in, plus an additional 5 laid in, for a total of 74 pages of drawings. There are 21 pages of handwritten and illustrated plans for installations, plus another 2 laid in for a total of 23 pages. There are about 14 pages of drawing exercises bound in, where Talbert attempted to draw every conceivable object (often more than a dozen objects to a page). There is one additional drawing mounted and used as a greeting card that we are reasonably certain is by Talbert, as it is similar to his style and preferred subject matter (a spurting penis), but whose inscription: "Sam -- Luv, Tony" gives us pause.While the drawings are appealing and interesting, the plans for Pop installations, assemblages, and sculptures are fascinating, especially considering the time in which they were conceived. They include chastity-belts shaped and illustrated as police badges, and many variations on altered televisions, mostly with sexual twists and innuendos.Talbert's work was the subject of a retrospective exhibit at the Andrew Roth Gallery in New York in March of 2007. This is previously unrecorded material, representing vital and important work for an overlooked but important artist in the most interesting period of his career. .

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        La Sainte Bible Du Chanoine Crampon .

      Tournai, Belgium: Cercle du Bibliophile, (Desclee & Co.) 1961.. A fine binding with ornate silver covers (no hallmarks or binder's details). Folio. 12" x 8.5" x 3" (30cm x 22cm x 7.5cm) . Front cover with central gold coloured cross, embossed images of the 12 apostles and malachite cabochons to each of the four corners. The spine with an embossed of image of Jesus. The rear cover has embossed pattern and central cross (there is also a small dent to the base of the cross). All page edges gilt (a little rubbed). Endpapers and last few leaves with a vertical crease. Clean text throughout with 88 coloured illustrations. A very good copy of a French Bible in a scarce and valuable binding. pp.1027/[1p.]/pp.267 . This is the 1961 reprint of the 1905 edition. Rough tranlation of the colophon: " This edition of the Bible of the Canon Crampon, enriched with the portrait of S.S. Pope Jean XXIII and 88 reproductions of works of art inspired by the principal biblical episodes, under the direction Mr. André Sauret, of Desclee and Co., editors, Tournai (Belgium). The portrait of the Holy Pope is from a photograph by Felini and was printed on the presses of Draeger Brothers, at Montrouge. The illustrations were printed by N. V. Joh. Enschede, Haarlem (Holland), and the maps by the printing works of Michard, Paris. Printed October fifteenth, nineteen hundred and sixty and one .** Augustin Crampon ( 1826 - 1894 ), canon of the cathedral of Amiens , translator and scholar of the Catholic Bible. He undertook the translation of the bible from the original Hebrew , Aramaic and Greek texts, directly into French. Augustin Crampon first studied theology and the exegesis of the Bible edited by the Orientalist Arthur Le Hir ( 1811 - 1868 ) and then began teaching at the minor seminary of Saint-Riquier . He devoted himself first to the translation of the Gospels , based on the Greek text, and taking into account the style for each evangelist, this work was published in 1864 . He was made Canon of Amiens ,but still continued his work on the biblical texts until his death in 1894. However, the "translation Crampon", was completed and revised, and first appeared in a bilingual edition (Latin text of the Vulgate appearing opposite translation French ) in 1904. A French only version, was printed in Tournai in 1905 ." - See Wikipedia .

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        Picasso Toreros

      London & Monte-Carlo: A. Zwemmer & A. Sauret, 1961.. Illustrated by Picasso, Pablo. First English Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Four original Lithographs, one colour, executed especially for this book. The English Language version of this book in a card slipcase as issued. The book is clean, tight and bright apart from, the only flaw, a slightly darkened spine. Internally all pages are bright and fresh. The slipcase has slight wear to corners with paper worn through to tips, a little fading to the edge with the title, bumped at top and generally a few minor marks and signs of wear but it is still pretty good and has done it's job well. Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel.

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        Poemes Civils.

      Barcelona, Editorial RM, 1961. Original boards serigraphic decorated by Antoni Tapies, blue and black to the front board, red and black to the back board; with cloth spine. 137 + (10) pages. Colours on frontboard has run a little together.. Text in Spanish.No. 75 of 90 numbered copies, signed by Brossa under the colophon and by Tapies on reverse of back board.Enclosed an original etching in black and green numbered 75/90 and signed by Joan Miró

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        LA VOIE ROYALE - L'ESPOIR - LA TENTATION DE L'OCCIDENT - LA CONDITION HUMAINE - LES CONQUERANTS - LE TEMPS DU MEPRIS - LES NOYERS DE L'ALTENBURG Éditions Lidis..

      Imprimerie Nationale, 1961-1962. In French. 158+464+120+292+202+75+177 pages. Decorated full-leather binding. Blind-stamped. Gilt-ornamented. Richly illustrated. A very fine copy. Includes original lithos in full color by Walter Spitzer. Numbered copy (2404). Titlepages printed in red and black. Complete edition in 7 volumes

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        PABLO PICASSO. TOROS Y TOREROS. Texte de Luis miguel Dominguin et une etude de Georges Boudaille..

      Editions Ceicle d'art, 1961. In French. Decorated clothbinding with slip-case. Richly illustrated. A very fine copy

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        Physical Models and Living Organisms. Typewritten manuscript.

      Four manuscript pages with a couple of corrections with pen on the last page. The initials 'NB' with pen on the upper right corner of the first page.. The text was published in 'Light and Life' edited by W.D. McElroy and B. Glass, The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore 1961, pp. 1-3. More copies of the manuscript have probably existed, but this copy is from the private collection of Niels and Aage Bohr.** In later life, Niels Bohr participated in several more philophical debates, such as the problem addressed here. Originally investigated by Max Delbrück the question is: what does nuclear physics imply for biology and the study of living beings - that is 'immensely complicated material systems' (present text, p. 3) as opposed to the relatively simple phenomena studied by Bohr and his collegues

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        American Express

      Paris: The Olympia Press. (1961). First. First edition. Wrappers. Fine in fine dustwrapper. .

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        Thunderball - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Jonathan Cape, 1961, London. Cloth. 8vo ; 253, [3] pages. A handsome First Printing of the First Edition in Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket having benefited from minor professional paper restoration. This copy has been signed on the title page by Martine Beswick playing Bond Girl Paula Caplan both as Martine Beswick and Paula Caplan. Scarce in collectible condition, especially signed; In the novel Thunderball, Ian Fleming first introduces the world to perhaps the ultimate Bond villain -- Ernest Stavro Blofeld. Though Bond and Blofeld never actually meet, it is in this book that Bond first battles the schemes of SPECTRE, Blofeld's criminal organization. (in the movie adaptations, SPECTRE is being introduced in Dr. No and Blofeld in From Russia With Love. ) Basis for the James Bond movie starring Sean Connery, and Claudine Auger as Bond girl Dominique "Domino" Derval and Martine Beswick playing Paula Caplan. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Biographee.

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