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        Horseman, Pass By

      New York: Harper & Bros, 1961. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Just about a fine book in a very good dust jacket. One light tap to the top, rear corner. Light rubbing to the front and rear panels. Wear at the head and tail of the jacket spine. Flaps are clipped but the price of $3.50 is present. The book is solid and tight and the jacket quite bright. This is McMurtry's first book, published when he was 25, and was the basis for the Oscar winning movie Hud. McMurtry has called the novel "immature," but critics praised the book for its stark and truthful portrayal of the loneliness of modern day cowboys and ranching. Signed by Larry McMurtry on the title page. Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Horseman, Pass By (First Edition)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. The author's first book, basis for the classic 1963 film, "Hud," directed by Martin Ritt, and starring Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, and Melvyn Douglas, the latter two in Oscar-winning performances.& & Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Chips to the spine, some nicking to the extremities, and a few short closed tears. A presentable copy overall.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Chronique [Signed]

      New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1961. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Fine, Superior copy of the first American edition -- the first edition in English in book form, first printing (gift inscription to the first front free endpaper, small bookshop sticker to rear pastedown), in a Very Good + dust jacket (general edge wear and a small chip at the spine head -- the dust jacket, when found, is usually more worn than that on the copy offered here) SIGNED, PLACED, AND DATED BY SAINT-JOHN PERSE on the second front free endpaper as follows: "St.- John Perse / Washington, 1962". A Poem in 8 parts, with the text presented first in French and then in English. Born Alexis Leger in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (1887), Saint-John Perse (his adopted the pen name) returned to France with his family who fled the anti-colonist campaign then begun by the then newly-elected native President. He eventually joined France's diplomatic service, becoming General Secretary of the French Foreign Office, and refused to publish his writings while holding office, viewing it as improper for a Diplomat to do so. A strong anti-Nazi and viewed by the Vichy regime as a dangerous adversary, Perse was dismissed from his post and had his French Citizenship revoked upon the Vichy regime's ascension to power. Thereafter moving to Washington, D. C., Saint-John Perse suffered from great financial difficulties until Archibald MacLeish, then Director of the Library of Congress, raised private donations sufficient to permit Perse's employment by the Library. Perse resumed his literary work while exiled in Washington D.C. and won the 1960 Nobel Prize in Literature for "the soaring flight and the evocative imagery of his poetry which in a visionary fashion reflects the conditions of our time". One of Perse's works instrumental in his winning the Prize, the Nobel Committee singled out "Chronique" as "a prophetic appeal to Europe to consider the fatal moment, the turning point in the course of historical events." Signed copies of Perse's works, especially trade editions, are extremely scarce, and signed copies of his works in English translation are even more so. A Fine, Superior copy of one of the Author's more important works, SIGNED, PLACED, AND DATED BY SAINT-JOHN PERSE (ALEXIS LEGER). RARE.

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        ON POETRY

      (New York): Bollingen Series, (1961). First Edition. wraps. Fine. Bloomfield & Mendelson B77. Published in an edition of 2500 copies, none of which were for sale, in white card covers with a grayish green printed wrapper. This is St.-John Perse's Nobel Acceptance Speech translated by Auden and printed here in both the original French and Auden's English translation. SIGNED by Auden on the title page. Quite uncommon, especially signed.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Les Vitraux de Jerusalem

      Paris. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine/Fine. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, one of only 300 copies signed by Chagall. Illustrated with an original black and white lithograph and 27 full-page plates (several double-page). The twelve stained glass Jerusalem Windows, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel, were designed by Chagall for the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center Synagogue in Jerusalem. Les Vitraux de Jerusalem includes excerpts from Chagall's Ma vie, discussions of the windows and Chagall's work, and Biblical passages corresponding to the windows. Paris: Musee des Arts Decoratifs, 1961. A few smudges to wrappers. A fine copy. Rare.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Tropic of Capricorn

      Castle Books, 1961-01-01. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Signed. Published by arrangement with Grove Press. Inscribed to his friend (and collector) Pierre Sicari and SIGNED and dated by Henry Miller on the front endpaper. The volume is bumped at the spine ends. The unclipped dust jacket is lightly rubbed on all surfaces and has a small stain on the bottom edge of the rear panel near the flap fold. The jacket is now protected in mylar.

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Thunderball

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of the ninth book in the James Bond series, in colorful "skeleton" dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping. London: Jonathan Cape, 1961. Octavo, original black cloth with blind-stamped skeletal hand, original dust jacket. Book fine, jacket fine except for a faint (barely perceptible) embossed stamp on rear flap and small piece of tape on verso.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Chinese Nail Murders

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1961. Judge Dee's Last Three Cases. A Chinese detective story suggested by original ancient Chinese plots. With eight illustrations drawn by the author in Chinese style. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine gilt, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown also slightly affecting front flap of jacket. Spine slightly rolled, small bump to edge of upper board. An excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half title, "For Anthony Boucher, with the author's best regards! Robert van Gulik. Kuala Lumpur, July 1961". Boucher (1911–1968) was a prominent science fiction author and editor who reviewed genre fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times and was a founding editor of The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy. In addition to writing numerous highly regarded mystery stories, he was also the first English translator of Jorge Luis Borges. An excellent association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Ismay Line - the White Star Line, and the Ismay Family Story

      The Journal Of Commerce, 1961. 1st Edition. The rise and fall of one of the most eminent British shipping companies. Impressively illustrated. Subjects: Oceanic Steam Navigation Company. Steamboat lines - Great Britain - History. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Lagoon and other stories

      Christchuch: Caxton Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1961. Second Edition. Hardcover. Dust wrapper is price-clipped. Some light marks to rear panel of dust wrapper. A 3/4" tear to margin of dust wrapper. Small <1/4" chip at one corner of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 123 pages. Originally published in 1951, this was Janet Frame&#39;s first published book. This copy is the second edition, published ten years later in 1961. This copy of the book has been inscribed and signed by the author on the front endpaper. The inscription reads: "All good wishes from Janet Frame / Levin, 1985". Signed copies of Janet Frame&#39;s books are fairly uncommon. ; 12mo; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND

      New York: G. P. Putnam&#39;s Sons. 1961. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+ In a Very Good+ dust jacket. Book Club Edition. Excellent copy for it&#39;s age, with only regular wear from time. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

      London: Macmillan, 1961. - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Muriel Spark on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. "The twinkling wit of Muriel Spark is always a joy to behold, and never more so, in my opinion, than in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (Connolly, 260). Listed on Modern Library's 100 greatest novels of the 20th century. The novel was adapted to film in 1969 for which Maggie Smith won the Academy Award for Best Actress. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        KADDISH. Inscribed

      San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1961 12mo., 100pp. Printed wrappers. Inscribed Association Copy presented to William Meredith " For William Meredith / Jan 18, 78 / Allen Ginsberg" with Ginsberg&#39;s usual added decorative graphic flair. This is an early issue with a seven line statement on the back panel rather than the 10 lines found on the 1st issue & other than the 23 line statement found on later reprints. Great copy linking these two major 20th American century poets. Number 14 in the Pocket Poets Series. Next to HOWL, Ginsberg&#39;s most important book. Dowden p. 8. Cook, City Lights Books, 30, p. 42; Kraus 17. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Catch-22

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY HELLER: "To Eve, With sincere good wishes. Joseph Heller 11/25/68 The Ambassador Theater" A rare signed first edition of Heller&#39;s masterpiece, a classic of 20th-century American literature. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. Octavo, original gray-blue cloth, original dust jacket. Book near-fine with fading to spine and rust spots to a few pages edges. Dust jacket with fading to spine, otherwise extremely clean and bright. A most desirable signed first edition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        KADDISH AND OTHER POEMS 1958-1960. Signed

      San Francisco: City Lights Books, [1961], 1961 "downtown Manhattan, clear winter noon, and I&#39;ve been up all night, talking, talking, reading the Kaddish aloud, listening to Ray Charles blues shout blind on the phonograph". Ginsberg, Allen. KADDISH AND OTHER POEMS 1958-1960. Signed. San Francisco: City Lights, (1961). First Edition, first printing with all the correct first issue points present, Signed and dated 5/22/88 by Allen Ginsberg with a drawing. Just about fine or better in black and white wrappers. 12mo. 100 pp. Next to Howl, Ginsberg&#39;s most important book. The Pocket Poet Series, Number Fourteen. Cook, pp. 32-33.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        THE HAUNTED MONASTERY A CHINESE DETECTIVE STORY

      [Kuala Lumpur]: Art Printing Works, 1961.. Pictorial stiff wrappers. Illustrations by the author "in the Chinese style." Faint dust soiling to white portions of lower wrapper, pencil denotation in upper fore- corner of upper wrapper, spine a shade sunned otherwise very good or better. First edition. A presentation copy from the author to influential editor/anthologist/novelist, Anthony Boucher in the month of publication: "For Anthony Boucher, from the author. R. Van Gulik Kuala Lumpur Oct. &#39;61."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Man and Woman

      Tokyo: Camerart, Inc.,, 1961. Small quarto. Original yellow boards, titles to front cover in grey. With the dust jacket and card slipcase, wrap-a-round band laid in. Book near fine, dust jacket lightly rubbed to edges. Slipcase rubbed with light wear to edges First edition, first printing. Signed by Eikoh in Japanese on the front free endpaper. Text in Japanese.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gone With the Wind

      c. 1961. Sheet size: 177 × 182 mm. Pen and ink on wove paper. Stamped below the image for publication in the Sunday Telegraph. A man chases his hat and newspaper down the pavement amid the blown leaves and litter of a very windy day.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Symmetries of Baryons and Mesons

      Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Inst. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of Murray Gell-Mann&#39;s Nobel-Prize winning work on the discovery of the "Eightfold Way" "Gell-Mann, as naturalist, collector, and categorizer, was well primed to interpret the exploding particle universe of the 1960s. New technology in the accelerators- liquid hydrogen bubble chambers and computers for automating the analysis of collision tracks- seemed to have spilled open a bulky canvas bag from which nearly a hundred distinct particles had now tumbled forth. Gell-Mann and, independently, an Israeli theorist, Yuval Ne&#39;eman, found a way in 1961 to organize the various symmetries of spins and strangeness into a single scheme. It was a group, in the mathematicians&#39; sense of the word, known as SU(3), though Gell-Mann quickly and puckishly dubbed it the Eightfold Way. It was like an intricate translucent object which, when held to the light, would reveal families of eight or ten or possibly twenty-seven particles- and they would be different, though overlapping, families, depending on which way one chose to view it. The Eightfold Way was a new periodic table- the previous century&#39;s triumph in classifying and thus exposing the hidden regularities in a similar number of disparate &#39;elements.&#39; But it was also a more dynamic object. The operations of group theory were like special shuffles of a deck of cards or the twists of a Rubik&#39;s cube. "Much of SU(3)&#39;s power came from the way it embodied a concept increasingly central to the high-energy theorist&#39;s way of working: the concept of inexact symmetry, almost symmetry, near symmetry, or- the term that won out- broken symmetry. The particle world was full of near misses in its symmetries, a dangerous problem, since it seemed to permit an ad hoc escape route whenever an expected relationship failed to match. Broken symmetry implied a process, a change in status... Many of the broken symmetries of particle physics came to seem like choices the universe made when it condensed from a hot chaos into cooler matter, spiked as it is with so many hard-edged, asymmetrical contingencies. "Once again Gell-Mann trusted his scheme enough to predict, as a consequence of broken symmetry, a specific hitherto-unseen particle. This, the omega minus, duly turned up in 1964- a thirty-three-experimenter team had to canvass more than one million feet of photographs- and Gell-Mann&#39;s Nobel Prize followed five years later" (James Gleick, Genius). Particle Physics, One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Introduction of the SU(3) singlet-octet structure of the known mesons and octet-decuplet structure for the baryons. Prediction of the &#937;- hyperon. Nobel prize to M. Gell-Mann awarded in 1969 &#39;for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their reactions&#39;." NOTE: Gell-Mann first introduced the concept of the Eightfold Way in a 1961 Cal. Inst. Tech Report (CTSL-20) before developing his ideas more fully in his famous paper in The Physical Review. In: The Physical Review, Vol 125, pp. 1067-1084. Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Institute of Physics, 1962. Quarto, original printed wrappers; custom box. A little spotting to spine, otherwise fine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Call For The Dead

      London: Gollancz, 1961.. First edition of the author&#39;s first book, which introduced the world to the recurring protagonist, George Smiley. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by the author, "David Cornwell aka John Le Carre" on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelf wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom quarter morocco custom clamshell box. A very sharp copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Graffiti de Brassai

      Les editions du temps. Hardcover. white cloth black reverse lettering to cover and spine 105 plates 43 pp of text in French. . Good. 1961.

      [Bookseller: San Francisco Book Company]
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        Variations: Drawings, water colors, etchings and lithographs by Vertès

      Greenwich, Ct: New York Graphic Society,. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. LIMITED EDITION, DELUXE ISSUE, ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES with an original lithograph signed by Vertès laid in (out of a total edition of 1000). With an additional 115 illustrations printed on various colored paper. Text by Claude Roger-Marx. Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, (1961). Folio, original illustrated boards, original dust jacket. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Comment c&#39;est

      Paris: Les Editions de Minuit,, 1961. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in black and blue. Housed in a black cloth solander box by The Chelsea Bindery. Backstrip just a touch sunned but an exemplary copy. First edition, first impression. From the true first printing of 110 copies, this is one of just 10 numbered copies hors de commerce. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the title page dated 1972.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Biblia Sacra - [The Gutenberg 42 Line Bible]

      Pageant Books, New Jersey, 1961. Fine Facsimile copy. Hand-bound in 2 volumes and limited to 1000 sets. Derived from the Ansel Verlag edition itself based on the copy in the Koniglichen Bibliothek in Berlin and the celebrated Standischen Landesbibliothek [Fulda] copy. Text reproduced lithographically and the illuminations by sheet-fed gravure. Specially produced 100% rag content. An exceptional achievement, exceptionally well-preserved in slip-cases. Additional detail &c. On request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Chronique [Signed]

      New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1961. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Fine, Superior copy of the first American edition -- the first edition in English in book form, first printing (gift inscription to the first front free endpaper, small bookshop sticker to rear pastedown), in a Very Good + dust jacket (general edge wear and a small chip at the spine head -- the dust jacket, when found, is usually more worn than that on the copy offered here) SIGNED, PLACED, AND DATED BY SAINT-JOHN PERSE on the second front free endpaper as follows: "St.- John Perse / Washington, 1962". A Poem in 8 parts, with the text presented first in French and then in English. Born Alexis Leger in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (1887), Saint-John Perse (his adopted the pen name) returned to France with his family who fled the anti-colonist campaign then begun by the then newly-elected native President. He eventually joined France&#39;s diplomatic service, becoming General Secretary of the French Foreign Office, and refused to publish his writings while holding office, viewing it as improper for a Diplomat to do so. A strong anti-Nazi and viewed by the Vichy regime as a dangerous adversary, Perse was dismissed from his post and had his French Citizenship revoked upon the Vichy regime&#39;s ascension to power. Thereafter moving to Washington, D. C., Saint-John Perse suffered from great financial difficulties until Archibald MacLeish, then Director of the Library of Congress, raised private donations sufficient to permit Perse&#39;s employment by the Library. Perse resumed his literary work while exiled in Washington D.C. and won the 1960 Nobel Prize in Literature for "the soaring flight and the evocative imagery of his poetry which in a visionary fashion reflects the conditions of our time". One of Perse&#39;s works instrumental in his winning the Prize, the Nobel Committee singled out "Chronique" as "a prophetic appeal to Europe to consider the fatal moment, the turning point in the course of historical events." Signed copies of Perse&#39;s works, especially trade editions, are extremely scarce, and signed copies of his works in English translation are even more so. A Fine, Superior copy of one of the Author&#39;s more important works, SIGNED, PLACED, AND DATED BY SAINT-JOHN PERSE (ALEXIS LEGER). RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Painter's Notebook

      Irwin Hollander, San Diego, CA 1961 - Printed in an edition of 100 copies, numbered, and 25 special copies marked A-Y. This is copy #45 of the numbered edition. Inscribed by Guy Williams (1933-2004) on the first free endpaper to legendary American sculptor Louise Nevelson (1899-1988). Williams was a modern artist and teacher based on the West Coast who used a variety of media in the course of his career. A very rare volume, even moreso with the inscription to Nevelson. Unpag. 4to. Scuffing and light soiling to cover wraps. Front cover beginning to pull away slightly from text block. Text of poems and observations of the artist that supplement the three signed, tipped in plates, each having the Hollander watermark and signed by Williams in pencil with tissue guards intact. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Pawnbroker

      NY:HBW, 1961. - F/VG+. 1st edition, 1st printing Basis for the 1965 Sidney Lumet film starring Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Brock Peters. SIGNED and dated in year of publication on front fep. Jacket has chipping at spine and flap fold ends and minor wear elsewhere. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        Modes et Techniques du Pays Ma' .

      Dalat, ( Viêtnam ), "Centre Montagnard". 1961 - In-4 br., (4)-107-(5) pp., 1er plat de couv. imprimé, chemise et étui cartonnés. 57 tirages photographiques de l' auteur contrecollés ( portraits, gens en activité, tissage, coiffures, etc. ) et de nombreuses photos de dessins de Boulbet. Texte ronéoté d' ap. un tapuscrit. Ed. originale, "Tirage réservé par l' auteur", qui sera publiée en 1965 dans le Bulletin de l' Ecole française d' Extrême- Orient. Sur le pays Maa' et sur le personnage extraordinaire qu' a été J. Boulbet, (1926 - 2007), ethnologue, archéologue, botaniste, géographe, autodidacte polyglotte, inspirateur de Schoendorfer et d' autres, du résistant FFI à 17 ans à sa mort à Phuket en 2007, ses plus de 60 ans en Asie du S.-E., cf. Nénette, notamment pour sa dernière interview et son accent magnifique. Bel envoi signé "Au R. P. Moriceau, installé en pays Ma', --- ". De la bibliothèque de ce dernier, son nom en pied. Boulbet et Moriceau sont à l' origine de 2 films ethnographiques, réalisés en 1962/63. Menus défauts aux pièces de titre, sinon quasi parfait. Peu banal. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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        ON POETRY

      Bollingen Series (1961), (New York) - Bloomfield & Mendelson B77. Published in an edition of 2500 copies, none of which were for sale, in white card covers with a grayish green printed wrapper. This is St.-John Perse's Nobel Acceptance Speech translated by Auden and printed here in both the original French and Auden's English translation. SIGNED by Auden on the title page. Quite uncommon, especially signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Sut&#146; dela. Roman. Perevod s angliiskogo E. Golyshevoi i B. Izakova [The Heart of the Matter. A novel. Translated from the English by Elena Golysheva and Boris Izakov].

      Izdatel&#146;stvo Inostrannoi Literatury. Moskva, 1961 - First edition in Russian of The Heart of the Matter (1948), with an afterword by the literary historian Aleksandr Anikst (1910&#150;1988, the celebrated Shakespeare scholar). &#145;A major new arrival in the post-Stalin period was Graham Greene Greene&#146;s attraction was so strong because he combined lively storytelling with contemporary settings and a strongly political flavour, usually very critical of Western institutions and policies&#146; (Maurice Friedberg, A Decade of Euphoria: Western Literature in Post-Stalin Russia, 1954&#150;64, p. 183). OCLC locates copies at Georgetown and Oregon only. 8vo (200 × 128 mm), pp. 301, [3]; publisher&#146;s quarter cloth, spine lettered gilt, illustrated boards by V. Alekseev, wear to edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mastering the Art of French Cooking

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1961. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Cloth boards. Illustrated by Sidonie Coryn. Book Condition: Very Good+, sunning at the spine, light spots at the front board and the page edges, tight spine, soft shelf wear, light spots at the verso of the fly endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket price clipped, an early issue jacket with Julia Child&#39;s name listed first at the front panel, shelf wear and chipping, one inch tear at the head of the rear panel, spots on the front panel.

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        A Memoir of Mary Ann. By the Dominican Nuns of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, Atlanta, Georgia. Introduction by Flannery O'Connor.

      New York: Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy, 1961 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Roy Marshall: A Biographical Note

      Bournemouth: Boscombe Printing 1961 - An appreciation of Hampshire's West Indian opening batsman. 12mo. 15pp. Photographic frontis. Green boards, gilt title to upper board. No.27 of a Limited Edition of 50 copies, numbered and signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        The Folklore of Sex.

      A Black Cat book; Grove Press 1961 - New York, 2nd printing, Mass market paperback, 253pp. 10 x 18 x 1,5 cm. Slightly discoloured spine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fenix]
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        Typed letter.

      1961 1961 - Dated Berlin 18 August 1961. One A4 page. To Mr. and Mrs. Larsen at the Danish communist newspaper "Land og Folk" (Country and People). He thanks them for sending a copy of the newspaper that included some of his photo-montages. Signed in ink.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        La flamme d'une chandelle.

      P.U.F. 1961 - - P.U.F., Paris _1961, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. Dos passé, trace marginale sur le second plat, sinon agréable exemplaire complet de sa bande annonce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Revolutionary Road (First Edition)

      Atlantic / Little Brown Boston and New York: Atlantic / Little, Brown, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. Yates' masterpiece, which exposed the lie of suburban bliss in late 1950s America upon its publication in 1961. Basis for the 2008 film directed by Sam Mendes and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, and in no small measure the inspiration for Matthew Weiner's "Mad Men." Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Moderate foxing to the page edges and endpapers, spine ends lightly bumped. Slight toning to the jacket extremities, a hint of shelfwear, a couple of faint creases to the flap folds, and a tiny chip to the bottom edge of the rear panel. Still an attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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