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        Catch-22. A Novel

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1961. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in white, top edge dyed orange. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, tips rubbed, spotting to hinges. A very good copy in the jacket that is rubbed, creased, and chipped with tears along the folds. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. A later printing published in the same year as the first, in the dust jacket with the same design as the first but with the addition of three quotations from critics on the upper panel and a different photograph of the author and his biography on the lower panel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Whiteclad Gambler. Le joueur blanc vêtu ou les écrits et les gestes de H de Salignac *

      La Sirène, Genève 30.10.1961. - Broché 22 x 16, couverture illustrée. Ce poème épique dédié à Stanislas Rodanski suit un premier livre, également du aux mêmes surréalistes complices, unica écrit et peint à la main en seuls six exemplaires "Alphabet spationnel ou les sept phases erosglyphides" [Collection Jacques Hérold - Numéro 266, Paris Drouot 13.11.1998]L'éditeur-imprimeur Léo Aeschlimann fera paraître neuf ans plus tard un livre d'un certain Jacques Aeschlimann - Une histoire de famille ?Envoi autographe ironique signé des initiales de l'auteur.Les dessins à mi-chemin entre Toyen et Wilfredo Lam, ont donné lieu au néologisme "mitoyen".

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        YVES KLEIN: MONOCHROME UND FEUER - WITH THREE MONOCROME ARTIST MULTIPLES

      (KLEIN, YVES). Wember, Paul & Yves Klein. YVES KLEIN: MONOCHROME UND FEUER - WITH THREE MONOCROME ARTIST MULTIPLES. Krefeld, GERMANY: Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, 1961. First Edition. 4to. Loose Contents in a Sleeve. Artist Monograph. Very Good. np (4pp) + np (8pp) + three loose 12 1/2 x 9 1/4" heavy cardstock sheets coated in monochrome pigment on the rectos only, 23 b&w and 1 color illustration. Text in German. With an exhibition checklist, bibliography and exhibition history. In protective clear acetate dustwrappers. "Monochrome und Feuer" was the 1961 German Museum exhibition that cemented the legacy of Yves Klein in the annals of Modern Art. The event, with its then-shocking combination of static monochromes and flame-generated works has taken on near-legendary status in the half-century since its presentation at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld. Its catalogue features a letterpress-printed essay by curator (and the subsequent compiler of the Yves Klein catalogue raisonné) Paul Wember, a twelve page insert with a checklist of the fifty-four exhibited works as well as illustrations, and most notably, three loose heavy monochrome sheets - one each in gold, hot pink, and International Klein blue - that are artist's multiples. The printed contents are crisp and fresh with the verso of the letterpress brochure showing just a few tiny brown spots on the final page. The monochromes are bright with the blue and pink silkscreen serigraphs each exhibiting a few miniscule areas of pigment loss along one edge. The gold example is as issued - without any additional foil leaf as was sometimes applied by the artist - and shows tiny crimps at two of its corners. The matte white catalogue cover exhibits some slight age-toning, soiling and handling to the exterior along with a very light diagonal soft crease at the lower foredge corner of the front panel. Its only notable condition issue is that the inside front cover shows a 4 x 3" rectangle of brown glue residue (from the removal of a previous owner's bookplate) along with some attendant tearing and surface paper loss. Still in all, this is a sharp, complete, age-appropriate example of one of the truly uncommon and sought-after documents of Twentieth Century Art literature. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022372&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Mastering the Art of French Cooking

      Alfred A Knopf 1961 - Alfred A Knopf, New York 1961. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Cloth boards. Illustrated by Sidonie Coryn. Dated August 1961 at the about the author page. Rare. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, sunning at the spine, tight spine, a few light spots at the page edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket priced at $10.00 at the front flap, photo of the authors at the rear panel, shelf wear and chipping, paper loss at the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Bill Badger's Finest Hour

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1961 - Light wear to DJ spine, rubbing to spine tail, owner's signature to fpd, 2 small brown stains to upper edge, covers slightly out of square. ; DJ now protected with archival quality, detachable Melinex. Inside otherwise clean. ; Bill Badger; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 138 pages; Pictorial cloth, image repeated on DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C P Books]
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        Mexican Indian Paper. Its History and Survival

      (Mexico City): Rafael Loera y Chavez, (1961). First Edition in English. Translated from the Spanish by H. Murray Campbell. An encyclopedic treatise on the history of papermaking among the Native Americans of Mexico, as well as the place of paper objects in their culture and religion. Contains over 300 illustrations in color and black & white, including photographs of papermaking processes and reproductions of Pre-Columbian manuscripts. With eleven tipped-in specimens of paper, including cut-out paper spirit figures. Small rubbed spots, and a barely visible spot of residue to the otherwise colorful and lively fabric, this is a fine copy in quarter-leather and illustrated cloth boards with original dust wrapper, which is slightly sunned and chipped. Presentation copy inscribed by Lenz and with a long TLs from the author pasted on endpaper. Housed in a slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        A RUN OF JACKS

      Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, (1961). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. A superb Association Copy. Important first book by this Washington state poet, one of Theodore Roethke's first students, who died suddenly of leukemia in 1982 at the age of 59. A beautiful copy wonderfully INSCRIBED and SIGNED: "For Justice William O. Douglas/with profound admiration,/and hoping that you can/catch a glimpse of your/wilderness./Richard F. Hugo." Douglas, a native of Washington and the longest-serving justice in the history of the Supreme Court, was a prolific author who had extensive ties with the environmental movement. Douglas hiked the entire 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. In the landmark environmental law case, Sierra Club v. Morton, Douglas famously argued that inanimate objects such as rivers or trees should have legal standing to sue in court. A wilderness adjoining Mount Rainier National Park is named after him.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        20 Fables.

      Mónaco, Jaspard Polus et cie., 1961 - 39x29 cm., 190 páginas, 4 hojas. Pliegos sin coser. Cubiertas y estuche. Encuadernación de artista firmada "Cambras", en plena piel con decoración de mosaico central, estuche. Magnífico ejemplar. Prefacio y retrato del autor por Jean Cocteau. Cada una de las veinte fábulas está ilustrada con una plancha a toda pagina en colores y dos viñetas en madera y a colores por su artista respectivo. Ejemplar con una suite extra de las ilustraciones. Edición limitada y numerada de 300 ejemplares sobre papel de hilo. Ejemplar 171. "Cet ouvrage conçu à l'initiative du Président du Conseil Départemental du Rhône de la Croix-Rouge Française a été réalisé sous la direction conjointe de Touchages et C. de Acevedo".

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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        James and the Giant Peach

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1961. Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Tall quarto. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, pictorial design to upper board in blind, green endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Nancy Ekholm Burket. Top corner slightly bumped, a little light spotting to boards. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket that is toned along the spine and edges, small chips at ends of spine panel with professional repairs. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the illustrator on the front free endpaper, "Dear Miss Sawyer, I feel I must thank you for setting me on this path – you deserve more credit than anyone, in fact, and it is with appreciation that I say love and many thanks, Nancy Ekholm Burkert". Though one of the less prolific children's illustrators of the 20th century, Burkert is one of the most well respected, known for the strong and graceful lines that have earned her work two Caldecott honours and the Boston Globe book Award. James and the Giant Peach was her first book commission, and though we have been unable to trace the recipient of this volume, she may have been a teacher or mentor who inspired Burkert to become an artist or assisted her obtaining this commission.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        James and the Giant Peach, A Children's Story

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1961. Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Quarto. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, front cover with design copied from the frontispiece blocked in blind, apple green endpapers. With the printed colour dust jacket. Housed in a quarter leather clamshell box. Colour frontispiece, 5 full-page plates, 4 in full colour, the other coloured in one tint;19 illustrations in the text, of which 10 are coloured with one tint. A near fine copy in a bright dust jacket with some light rubbing to spine and corners. First edition, first printing with the 5 line colophon on the last page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Monograph of Plant-Dyeing Peculiar to Japan (Nippon Kusakiome-Fu)

      Kanagawa: Getsumeikai, 1961 This book was originally published in 1933. The first edition is rare: OCLC lists two copies, at the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress. Of the present edition, it lists thirteen copies, largely in botanical libraries. . Hand-woven blue cloth over boards, the color achieved with the Ai dye. Gilt lettering in English and Japanese. 11 1/4 x 8." . With fifty mounted skeins of dyed silk showing the colors achieved with the dyes. Also with a full-page color woodblock of the "Ai no Zu" plant and a photograph showing the picking of benibana, plus an actual specimen of the akanegusa plant. There are sixty-five photographs of the plants used. The paper is specially processed heavy handmade nihonshi (two-layered washi). Preface and plant names in English, text in Japanese. A fine copy in black wrap-around cloth case. A fine copy of a scarce work. This volume is printed in a limited edition of 500 as it is not practical or possible to produce more than that number of the hand-made paper, the sample skeins, cover material, hand-printed woodblock prints, specimens, etc. which make this volume a unique and extravagant publication.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Revolutionary Road

      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 quarter 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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Phantom Tollbooth

      New York: Epstein & Carroll, 1961. First edition of this modern classic. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a very good first issue dust jacket that shows shows some chipping. Signed by the author with the added words, "From the Lands Beyond Norton Juster". Also signed by Jules Feiffer, the illustrator. A much nicer copy than usual. This book has been described by Naomi Lewis as 'the best original modern book in the Carroll line'" (Carpenter & Prichard, 409). Anyone with an appreciation for the language and irony of Alice in Wonderland will consider this witty adventure a classic. The novel begins with a miserably bored lad who exclaims that "there is nothing for me to do, nowhere I'd care to go, and hardly anything worth seeing." Suddenly a tollbooth appears in his room, and, having no other interests, the lad Milo drives through it and sets off in his toy car for a mythic journey.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Phantom Tollbooth

      Epstein and Carroll 1961 - Near fine first edition in a very good second issue dust jacket, with original price of $3.95 still on the front flap of the dust jacket but reviews on the back panel. Housed in a slip-case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Tropic of Cancer

      Grove Press, Inc. 1961 - Third printing. Inscribed to (friend and collector) Pierre Sicari, dated and SIGNED by Henry Miller on the half title page. Bookplate of Pierre Sicari on the front pastedown. The volume is bumped at the corners and lilghtly rubbed at the spine ends. The edge rubbed, unclipped, dust jacket is chipped at the spine ends and corners, has closed tears on each panel edge with asssociated creasing, and some rubbing and soiling on both the front and rear panels. The jacket is now protected in mylar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Le Président Directeur Général lit Paris Match

      Paris: Paris Match, 1961. Livre. Illus. by André François. Très bon. Cartonnage Éditeur. Ed. originale. Paris, Département promotion publicité de Paris Match, 1961 (30 septembre). 25 x 15,5 cm oblong, leporello de 20 ff. n. ch. montés en accordéon, illustré en couleurs par André François au recto, au verso le titre écrit en long en gros caractères gris et l'achevé d'imprimer, plats de toile noire avec le titre en rouge. Très rare plaquette publicitaire illustrée par André François pour Paris Match. "Pour toucher un Président Directeur Général, c'est impossible. Que vous vous lanciez dans l'aventure tout seul, que vous utilisiez la ruse, les astuces les plus savantes de la stratégie, ou la force... rien à faire ! (...) Et pourtant le Président Directeur Général est vulnérable. Il a son talon d'Achille. Il lit Paris Match... Dès lors toucher un Président Directeur Général devient facile. Il suffit d'annoncer dans Paris Match. (...)" Premier plat partiellement insolé, sinon très bon..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Typed Letter Signed from J.D. Salinger to his publisher, dated March 10, 1961, discussing Erich Maria Remarque and Paulette Goddard

      N.p.: N.p., 1961. Typed letter signed, dated March 10, 1961 in Salinger's home of Windsor, VT, to the author's editor at Little, Brown, Ned Kelly, and signed "Jerry." & & The author muses on a recently read book (taken in under his legendary sun shelter), followed by a beautiful, stray memory, and finally, a bit of simple wisdom: "I think Erich Maria Remmarque is published by Little, Brown--I know he used to be, at any rate. I took an old copy of THREE COMRADES out to my sun shelter in the snow, just a week or so ago. I'd forgotten what a beautiful, touching book it is. I think his war books and post-war-rubble books are better than anyone's. His are the onlyones that move me, anyway. I saw him once, with Paulette Goddard, at a restaurant, and nearly went over, but thought better of it. I don't think it's possible for one writer to ay another an acceptable compliment. Something always comes out wrong."& & Single leaf, recto only, with the file notation "SALINGER" in red pencil at the top left and the date (1961) circled in red as well. Near Fine, with two faint horizontal folds from mailing.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Thunderball

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1961. Octavo. Original dark grey boards, titles to spine in silver, skeletal hand motif on front board blocked in blind. With the dust jacket. Extremely slight fading along board edges, top edge somewhat spotted, an excellent copy in the mildly rubbed and spine-tanned jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le testament d'Orphée.

      Editions du Rocher, Monaco. 1961 - First edition: one of 60 copies on pur fil Marais, this being number 23 of 50 numbered 1-50. Octavo. 82 pages plus a suite of black and white stills from the film. Card wrappers.Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title page: ''à Robert Laffont - salut amical de Jean Cocteau * 1961''. Around the inscription Cocteau has drawn a stylised cat. The recipient was a leading French publisher. Laid in is the flier for the sale (c 1963) by the Times Bookshop of a Cocteau collection, of which this book may well have been part.Head and tail of spine slightly scuffed, otherwise fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        History of the Sacramento Valley. Three Volumes. Family and Personal History

      New York: Lewis Historical Publishing, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Fine set in scarce, near fine (light sunning, edge chips) dust jackets (in mylar). 4to. Illustrated. Definitive reference work on the region.

      [Bookseller: BookMine.com]
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        Despite Straight Lines

      CT: Yale University Press, 1961. An analysis of his graphic constructions by Francois Bucher. Captions and illustrations by Joseph Albers. This hard cover book is square, clean, bright and sharp. The front cover publisher's band is very good and bright with only the merest rubbing on the edges. Publisher's errata slip laid in.. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Very Good. Illus. by Joseph Albers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        THUNDERBALL

      Cape 1961 - First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth with blind stamped skeletal hand on upper cover, in a pictorial dustwrapper, with a striking design by Richard Chopping. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, which is clean and crisp with just a slight crease to the base of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Toros y Toreros

      London:: Thames and Hudson,, 1961.. First UK edition, and first Englished edition.. Hardcover. VG-. 32, [134] (unpaginated): the prelims and text are followed by the facsimile drawings and paintings from 1956-59, in colour and monochrome. Contents clean (small soil mark noticed at one opening). Library stamps to copyright page and accession data written to corner of first blank leaf. Page corners slightly bent where text block has been knocked. 376x273mm, in the bright pictorial canvas binding: extremities knocked, minor soiling to boards, spine dulled and soiled. In the pictorial slipcase, slightly soiled, extremities restored, with neat accession number near foot of spine. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        Byzantine silver stamps (Dumbarton Oaks studies)

      [distributed by J.J. Augustin, Locust Valley, N.Y.], 1961. Hardcover. Very Good. Gift quality, Near fine. In mylar. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover and dust jacket. Red smudges on dust jacket, fine besides. Ships daily.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        The Sirens of Titan

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961. First edition of the author's second novel and his scarcest by a margin. Octavo. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the crown and some soiling to the back panel. Signed by the author with a self-caricature. Housed in a custom quarter half morocco clamshell box. The Sirens of Titan is the Hugo Award-nominated story of billionaire Malachi Constant, who persists against a Martian-invasion to be reunited with his estranged family. According to The Harvard Crimson, Vonnegut "put together the whole of The Sirens of Titan…in one night… He was at a party where someone told him he ought to write another novel. So they went into the next room where he just verbally pieced together this book from the things that were around in his mind.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Australia in the War of 1939- 1945, Series I, Army (7 Vols., Complete): V.1, To Benghazi; V.2, Greece, Crete and Syria; V.3, Tobruk and El Alamein; V.4, The Japanese Thrust; V.5, South West Pacific Area; V.6, New Guinea Offensives; V.7, Final Campaigns

      Canberra: Australian War Memorial, 1961- 1968. 1st and 2nd printings. VG/Good dust jackets, dust jackets torn on volumes 6 and 7, dust jacket spines lightly sunned. xiv, 366, xiv, 591 p., xx, 854 p., xviii, 715 p., xiv, 656 p., xx, 851 p., xx, 667 p., photos, maps, footnotes, appendices, indexes, 8vo;

      [Bookseller: Barbarossa Books Ltd.]
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        Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volumes 1 & 2

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961 & 1970. First edition of both volumes of this classic cook book. 2 volumes, original illustrated boards. Volume 1 is inscribed by Julia Child "Bon Appetit" and also signed by Simone Beck. Volume two is also inscribed by Julia Child and also signed by Paul Child. Both copies are in excellent condition in dust jackets that show light wear. A very sharp set, rare signed in both volumes.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Unless the Grain Die. [Decorations by Margaret Adams]. 160 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Stanbrook Abbey Press Worcester 1961 - Roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, on hand-made paper, title in red and black heightened in gilt, volume titles in red and blue stock, text in red and black with blue initials; paper boards blocked and lettered in gilt, red leather back lettered in gilt, blue endpapers, uncut, a fine copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 160 NUMBERED COPIES (THIS COPY NO. 70). Decorations by Margaret Adams, bound by George Percival and Rigby Graham. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Honestly, Sheila - surely you know better than to say to an admiral: Can you keep a secret?

      1961. Sheet size: 189 × 139 mm. Pen and ink on wove paper. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 15 June 1961. In June 1961 an official report blamed lax security at the Admiralty for the Portland spy ring.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Petite histoire du soleil et de la pluie. Dessins et aquarelles de Jean-Jacques Lévêque et de Licia Bertini, en collaboration avec Gianni Bertini et Pierre-André Benoit sur le livre d'or du restaurant Camille Renault

      Puteaux, 1961. Dessin. Illus. by Jean-Jacques Lévêque - Licia Bertini. Très bon. Aucune reliure. Signé par l'illustrateur. [Circa 1961]. 7 pp. (6 compositions et une page de signatures) sur 5 ff de 32,5 x 25 cm : 2 dessins au feutre et à l'aquarelle signés l'un Licia, l'autre Licia Bertini, une composition au feutre et à l'aquarelle et deux aquarelles légendées au feutre signées Jean-Jacques Lévêque, un dessin au feutre monogramé M.D. (Monique Durand) et légendé par Jean-Jacques Lévêque. On trouve, au revers de la composition "Petite histoire du soleil et de la pluie", les signatures, du même stylo feutre, de l'éditeur Pierre-André Benoit, du peintre Gianni Bertini, de Monique Durand et celle, curieuse, de "M. Lévêque de Fos", qui est soit celle de la mère de J.-J. Lévêque, Marguerite Fos, qui tenait avec son fils la librairie et galerie "Le soleil dans la tête" qui publiait la revue "Sens plastique", soit celle, déguisée, de son fils, l'écrivain et critique d'art J.-J. Lévêque, qui ajoute ces mots à l'un de ses dessins : "le soir est défendu aux adolescents qui aiment la pluie". Belle et amusante collaboration entre ces convives. Pierre-André Benoit a publié plusieurs livres illustrés par Bertini ainsi que des textes de Jean-Jacques Lévêque. Bertini a illustré deux textes de Lévêque : "Douves" (PAB, 1959) et "Stèle pour Adam de la halle" (Editions du castel rose, 1962). Licia Bertini était l'épouse de Gianni Bertini. Nous ne sommes pas parvenus à identifier Monique Durand. Au revers de la composition signée Licia se trouve une honnête composition aux feutres de Franck Innocent dédicacée à Camille Renault. Signatures sans cohérence au revers de deux dessins et en tête d'un autre. Grand collectionneur et mécène, Camille Renault (1904-1984) tint le restaurant "Big Boy" à Puteaux de 1925 à 1967. Une boîte contenant papier, pinceaux et aquarelle y était à disposition pour les clients, artistes débutants ou confirmés, amis, voisins ou de passage..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        JOSEPH BEUYS: A SERIES OF 90 PAINTINGS (2 SCHAFSKOPFE (LOCH) 1961-1975 PAINTING VERSION 1-90) - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE ARTIST

      (BEUYS, JOSEPH). Beuys, Joseph. JOSEPH BEUYS: A SERIES OF 90 PAINTINGS (2 SCHAFSKOPFE (LOCH) 1961-1975 PAINTING VERSION 1-90) - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed by the Artist. Munchen, GERMANY: Verlag Schellmann & Kluser, 1976. First Edition 1/500 Deluxe. 4to. Wrappers in Printed Jacket. Artist Monograph. Near Fine./Fine.. np (186pp), 90 color illustrations. Limited to five hundred copies only, "A Series of 90 Paintings..." documents Joseph Beuys' body of work subtitled "2 Schafskopfe (Loch)" issued as "unique multiples" by Verlag Schellmann & Kluser in 1976. Painted between 1961 and 1975, these abstracted images of two sheep heads were executed in oil paint and butter on a sheet of BFK Rives paper that had a circular hole torn from it. Each is reproduced here photomechanically as an individual full page blueprint and bound in wrappers. A bright white, most handsome copy of this uncommon item SIGNED "Joseph Beuys" in pencil on the title page and NUMBERED by stamp (#162/500) in black ink on the rear free endpaper, as issued. 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: 022234&

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        One Hand Clapping

      London: Peter Davies,, 1961. Octavo. Original orange boards, titles to spine in metallic blue. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the nicked dust jacket with some typical albeit minor loss at the top of the spine panel First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Maurice Edelman from "Joseph Kell" (Anthony Burgess) Aug. 31st 1961". The second book Burgess published under the name Joseph Kell and very scarce with an authorial inscription. Especially signed with both names.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        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]
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