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        The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

      Macmillan and Co 1961. This is a Near Fine Copy of this book in Publisher's green cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Fine Dust-Jacket that has NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket with the red title lettering to spine unfaded and bright.There is no sunning to covers whatsoever.The top edge of the book's pages are a touch dusty and rear panel of the d/j showing just a few dusty spots.Not price clipped and this copy has been SIGNED without dedication by Muriel Spark on the Title Page.This title was acquired from a very impressive private collection of 20th Century Literature and Fiction with strict adherence paid in obtaining rare highlights in exellent condition,this copy being no exception.In addition the book has laid in at the front the original West End Play programme in 1966 starring Vanessa Redgrave.Also there is a 'Stafford Hotel' label laid in from Mrs M Spark addressed to a gentleman notifying him to collect what would have been the original book in a parcel.Obviously this copy was collected by the recipient after the Author has Signed the book for him.Great copy for the collector of this rare SIGNED title particularly in this lovely collectable condition and with the added attractions of the programme and label card,8vo 171pp First Edition 1st Impression

      [Bookseller: Richard Thornton Books]
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        Printed Document Signed, in Russian, small 8vo, U.S.S.R., May 1, 1967

      This is a card celebrating May Day in the Soviet Union. The front of the card has a graphic and in Russian, greetings for May 1. It is signed by Gagarin, who was the first man in space, on Vostok I (April 12, 1961), Gherman Titov, on Vostok 2 (Aug. 6,7, 1961), B. Yegorov on Voshod I (Oct. 12, 1964), and V.B. Kovsky on Vostock 5 (June 14-19, 1963), who was the husband of Valentina Tereskova. On verso there is inscribed a message in Russian.

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs ]
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        A Severed Head (First UK Edition, signed)

      Chatto and Windus London: Chatto and Windus, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. A touch of foxing on the top page edges, else Fine in a Fine dust jacket. An exceptional copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Symmetries of Baryons and Mesons

      American Inst Lancaster, PA and New York, NY: American Inst. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of Murray Gell-Mann'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'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' 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's triumph in classifying and thus exposing the hidden regularities in a similar number of disparate 'elements.' 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's cube."Much of SU(3)'s power came from the way it embodied a concept increasingly central to the high-energy theorist'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'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 Ω- hyperon. Nobel prize to M. Gell-Mann awarded in 1969 'for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their reactions'." 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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        SNEETCHES AND OTHER STORIES

      1961. 2. SEUSS,DR. SNEETCHES AND OTHER STORIES. NY: Random House 1961. 4to, glazed pictorial boards, 65p., edges lightly rubbed and end paper slightly foxed else VG+ in slightly frayed and creased dust wrapper. 1st edition. Contains 4 new stories: Sneetches, Zax, Too Many Daves and What Was I Scared Of?, wonderfully illustrated in color throughout. Younger / Hirsch 73.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        BILDER-LEXIKON DER EROTIK. Kulturgeschichte - Literatur und Kunst - Sexualwissenschaft.

      Verlag fuer Kulturforschung In-8 p., 10 voll., mz. pelle edit., decoraz. e tit. a secco al dorso, pp. compl. 4670 ca., con una importante documentaz. iconografica in b.n. nel t. e in numerosiss. tavv. f.t. a colori e in b.n.: sono immagini fotografiche, riproduz. di stampe, caricature, opere di pittura, di scultura, ecc. Lessico per immagini che documenta la storia dei costumi sessuali di tutti i popoli e di tutti i tempi. Le manifestazioni della sessualità sono qui esaminate dal punto di vista culturale, medico, giuridico, sociologico e anche dal punto di vista artistico, della cronaca scandalosa e della letteratura galante. Ristampa dell'ediz. del 1930, curata dall'Institut fuer Sexualforschung di Vienna, con 2 voll. di supplemento - di A. Mergen - che aggiornano l'opera. Allo stato di nuovo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Kitsune: Japan's Fox of Mystery, Romance & Humor

      The Hokuseido Press (Tokyo): The Hokuseido Press, (1961). First edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Yes. Small 8vo. xiii,(1),235pp. Publisher's rough reddish-brown cloth, gilt spine. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and full page plates in color as well as black and white, some with captioned tissue guards. Neat ownership name on front free endpaper trace of sunning along top edge else a fine copy. The dustwrapper is lightly sunned along the spine, has a short closed marginal tear else is very good. Scarce.

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        WEEGEE BY WEEGEE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

      Ziff Davis Publishing Company NY: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1961. First edition. Weegee. 8vo., 159 pp., portrait frontis, b&w photos. A very good copy in printed dw that is slightly rubbed and dusty, with a few small tears at the edges. Bodly inscribed by the photographer "To $ugar ¢ain who was my inspiration, Weegee 1964."

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd ]
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        Thunderball with Dust Jacket James Bond First UK Edition 1961

      Published by Jonathan Cape , this is the UK first edition with the original first state dust jacket. The dust jacket is in Very Good condition with only minor wear to the edges, corners and rubbing to the spine. The price is still present to the front inside flap in the form of the publisher's label for 16S 0d. A very bright exampleThe boards are in Very Good to Near Fine condition being only very slightly cocked. The spine with gilt lettering is exceptionally bright. There are 254 printed pages that are in Very Good condition with only light spotting to the edges. This is an extremely attractive example that is becoming difficult to find in this state.

      [Bookseller: The First Edition]
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        Thunderball

      Cape, 1961, UK First Edition.. Dustjacket VG, very minor handling wear to spine tail & cover edging, another striking 'Chopping' designed cover, bright & colourful. Book VG+, black boards, clean & tight!

      [Bookseller: The Book Tower]
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        Bill Badger's Finest Hour

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1961.. Illustrated by Watkins-Pitchford, Denys, A.R.C.A. First Edition. Boards. Very Good/Good. Sm 8vo. Hardback, 125mm x 190mm tall (5." x 7.25" approx.). Pp (vi), 138, with illustrated endpapers; illustrated advert for earlier Bill Badger titles; title-leaf vignette; a map; and 31 further illustrations, many full-page, one double-page, and several on colour backgrounds. Shelf rub to lower edges of boards, otherwise very good, in the original colour-printed, illustrated cloth-effect paper-covered boards/black titles, and with edge-rubbed and chipped but essentially good and unclipped matching dust-wrapper. Published in Hamish Hamilton's series for children 'Reindeer Books'

      [Bookseller: Christopher Baron]
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        Growing An Autobiography of the Years 1904 to 1911

      The Hogarth Press 1961. This is a Fine Copy of this book in Publisher's blue cloth with bright gilt title lettering to the spine in a Near Fine Dust-Jacket that has No chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket.There is just a little light fading to spine of the d/j.Not price clipped and this copy has been SIGNED without dedication by Leonard Woolf on the Title Page.In addition there is a pencil note to the front pastedown from previous owner stating that the book was autographed by Leonard Woolf at Rodwell on Sept 18th 1965.The book has a firm binding with NO hinge weakness.The contents of the book remain clean internally.This title was acquired from a very impressive private collection of 20th Century Literature and Fiction with strict adherence paid in obtaining rare highlights in exellent condition.Great copy for the collector.Leonard Woolf SIGNED titles are of course very hard to obtain.8vo 256pp First Edition 1st Impression

      [Bookseller: Richard Thornton Books]
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        A BURNT OUT CASE

      London: William Heinemann, 1961 Greene, Graham. A BURNT OUT CASE. London: Heinemann, 1961. 8vo. [6], 238 pp., Gray cloth. A fine example in like price clipped dustwrapper. Compliments card from Queenswood House Limited laid in. First Edition in the English language having previously been published in Swedish. Greene was off to the Belgian Congo in January 1959 with this novel already in mind but found putting it to paper most difficult. In the end, the finished work is considered one of his finest. Excellent copy. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Kitsune: Japan's Fox of Mystery, Romance & Humor

      (Tokyo): The Hokuseido Press, (1961). First edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Yes. Small 8vo. xiii,(1),235pp. Publisher's rough reddish-brown cloth, gilt spine. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and full page plates in color as well as black and white, some with captioned tissue guards. Neat ownership name on front free endpaper trace of sunning along top edge else a fine copy. The dustwrapper is lightly sunned along the spine, has a short closed marginal tear else is very good. Scarce.

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        The Sirens of Titan

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1961. The first hardcover edition, and Vonnegut's scarcest trade hardcover: only 2500 copies printed, of which one can guess that half or more will have gone to libraries. Nominated for a Hugo Award. Signed by Vonnegut with a self-caricature in 2006. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with two small gutter nicks and sunning to the spine lettering and on the rear panel where (presumably) a smaller book stood next to it on a bookshelf. In a custom clamshell case. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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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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        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;

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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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        APHORISMES, MENUS & VARIÉTÉS

      Paris: Les Francs Bibliophiles 1961. [Paris]: Les Francs-Bibliophiles, 1961.. 109,[8]pp. Large octavo (24.5 x 16cm). Loose gatherings laid into printed wrappers. Frontis and 24 illustrations in mezzotint, with supplementary plate laid in. Fine in lightly worn chemise and velvet covered slipcase. First edition in this format, illustrated with original mezzotints by Mario Avati. One of 175 numbered copies on Vélin de Rives, printed by Fequet and Baudier, with the mezzotints printed by Atelier Rigal. Laid into this copy is an additional bifolium, being a menu associated with the meeting of the Société des Francs-Bibliophiles on 26 October 1961, illustrated with another mezzotint, numbered 'xi/xx' and signed by Avati in the margin. The book is itself inscribed and signed by the artist opposite the half-title. Strachan singles this work out for distinction in his discussion of "la manière noire," noting that Avati exploits the "medium superbly...In these hors- and in-text mezzotints the eye caresses culinary objects and items of food from egg-cups to peeled apples, pomegranates to pepper-mills. He treats homely, everyday things with the same affection and skill as French artists have done from the Le Nain brothers in the sixteenth...to Braque in our own century." MONOD 1955. ROSENWALD COLLECTION 2228. Strachan, THE ARTIST AND THE BOOK IN FRANCE, p.222.

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        Bachelors Get Lonely (Signed First Edition)

      William Morrow New York: William Morrow, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to his niece on the front endpaper: "To Nordie / With lots of the best from / Your Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / Feb 1959." Binding slightly cocked, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. A Bertha Cool and Donald Lam mystery.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        FRANNY AND ZOOEY

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1961 Exquisitely signed in blue ink likely with a calligraphy pen on the Title Page. 8vo., 201pp., First Edition, Second Printing. A unique example of one of the scarcest signatures of 20th century literature. A very good or better copy in dust jacket showing moderate use. Franny and Zooey consists of two interconnected stories from the Glass family series, originally published in The New Yorker, in 1955 [Franny & 1957 [Zooey]. Custom calmshell case in fine condition.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        No Latitude For Error - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      E. P. Dutton & Co.Inc. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc.. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Author. 1961. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A most attractive First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket with minor rubbing and small closed tear in back. This copy signed by author Edmund Hillary directly onto the title page; Sir Edmund Hillary's personal story of his part in the great Transarctic Expedition. It was his enthusiasm for polar exploration that made him plan and train the New Zealand expedition with the greatest efficiency, so that all his vital tasks were completed ahead of schedule. An exciting adventure, told in Hillary's plain, natural style .

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        Vintage edition of “The Cat in the Hat” signed by Dr. Seuss “for the Children”

      Book Signed “for the Children / [flourishes] / Dr. Seuss” on the page opposite the title page. “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss. 61pp, 6.5” x 9.25”. London: Collins and Harvill, 1961. Prior owner’s signature on copyright page. Rubber stamping of a Brisbane, Australia, book store on front pictorial pastedown. Pictorial cover, flaws at spine and edges. Internally sound, light staining on a few pages. Very good condition. Original price clipped dust jacket in good condition with expected wear along edges and spine. Written for six and seven year olds, “The Cat in the Hat” is 1,629 words long with a vocabulary of 236 words, of which 54 occur once and 33 twice. Only one word – “another” – has three syllables, while 14 have two syllables and the remaining 221 one syllable. The longest words are “something” and “playthings.” Most appropriately, the signed book here offered has been inscribed by Dr. Seuss “for the Children.”

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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'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's most important book. The Pocket Poet Series, Number Fourteen. Cook, pp. 32-33.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        PILGRIMAGE: THE BOOK OF THE PEOPLE

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1961. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with light rubbing to black back. background ink at spine ends. Still a sharp copy. Very scarce,. especially in superior condition. (#107853). First edition. The author's first book. Novelization of the first eight stories of the "People" series. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-93. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1682-86.

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        DARK BROWN. Signed 1/25cc

      San Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1961 McClure, Michael. DARK BROWN. Signed 1/25cc. First edition. Unpaginated. Fine in full leather with gilt-stamped spine & upper cover. One of only 25 copies [the entire hardbound edition] on Alexandra Japan paper. SIGNED by McClure. An evocative, sensual masterpiece of American poetry. Fine.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Catch-22

      Simon & Schuster New York: Simon & Schuster. 1961. First. First edition. Drink rings on the front board, else about near fine in a good plus dustwrapper with a few moderate chips. Author's first novel, whose satiric anti-war attitude set the tone for the 1960s, and whose title quickly became part of the language. .

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        The Golden Khersonese Studies in the Historical Geography of the Malay Peninsula before AD 1500

      Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/N/A. New. In this comprehensive work the author attempts to piece together the historical geography of the peninsula before more reliable written records started appearing from the mid 16th century onwards. The work was ground breaking because for the first time Wheatley painstaking re-examines whatever first hand resources were available rather than relying on second hand translations and suppositions. This 388 page book is divided into seven parts namely I - China & the Malay Peninsula, II - The Malay Peninsula as Known to the West, III - The Indians in Malaya, IV - The Arabs in Malaya, V Three Forgotten Kingdoms, VI - The Isthmian Age, and VII - A City that was Made for Merchandise. There are also numerous maps, diagrams and a bibliography of more than 40 pages. Weight 0.60 Kg. Airmail postage to Asia Pacific countries: $8, to Central Asia, Europe & the Middle East: $12 and to Africa and North & South America: $16. Surface mail worldwide $6. Postage within Malaysia is free This is not an ex-library book, but a previous owner's name has been inked on one of the front endpapers. The gilt lettering on the spine is worn, but still clearly visible. There has been some bumping to the spine ends. Otherwise this is a clean book with mild tanning throughout and strong binding. The fold-out maps are in tact and another map of south-east asia in Ptolemy's time is laid in but has not been detached from this book.

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        Monograph of Plant-Dyeing Peculiar to Japan (Nippon Kusakiome-Fu)

      Getsumeikai 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.

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        Poems

      Yale University Press New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961. First Edition. Small octavo. Original red cloth boards; dustjacket; 62pp. INSCRIBED on front endpaper to the author's parents-in-law, Ben and Bernarda Shahn: "To Ben and Bernarda / Regards, Regards, Regards / Dugan." Light foxing to endpapers and page edges, else just minor wear, in the original pictorial dustwrapper, moderately foxed and soiled on lighter portions; Very Good. Dugan's first published collection, issued as Volume 57 in the Yale Series of Younger Poets, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1962. Dugan was married to Judith Shahn, oldest daughter of Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson. Signed copies of his first book are uncommon; this an excellent association copy.

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        Some Arachnids

      (Northampton, MA): Apiary Press, 1961. Oblong quarto. (10)ff., + single letterpress sheet laid in. First edition. One of twenty-five copies signed by the illustrator, Joyce Sills. This copy bears a presentation inscription from Sills to social-realist artist Ben Shahn, considered to be one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, and his wife, Bernarda. Completed while Sills was studying printmaking under Leonard Baskin at Smith College, this work contains ten etchings of spiders, including one printed in green. The colophon notes that the Shahns’ son, Ezra, had a part in the production of this book. Sills enjoyed a reputation as an award-winning printmaker. The Apiary Press was the name given to the imprint of Leonard Baskin’s students when he taught at Smith College, and this book was the twenty-third title produced under this imprint. Original pale green linen shows some fading to spine and extremities, discreet label to front cover near spine foot. Printed title label in upper front corner. A nearly fine copy of a beautifully executed work with a fine association.

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        Poems

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961. First Edition. Small octavo. Original red cloth boards; dustjacket; 62pp. INSCRIBED on front endpaper to the author's parents-in-law, Ben and Bernarda Shahn: "To Ben and Bernarda / Regards, Regards, Regards / Dugan." Light foxing to endpapers and page edges, else just minor wear, in the original pictorial dustwrapper, moderately foxed and soiled on lighter portions; Very Good. & & Dugan's first published collection, issued as Volume 57 in the Yale Series of Younger Poets, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1962. Dugan was married to Judith Shahn, oldest daughter of Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson. Signed copies of his first book are uncommon; this an excellent association copy.

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        S. ANSELMI CANTUARIENSIS ARCHIEPISCOPI OPERA OMNIA

      NELSON 1961. Volume 6. Edited by Franciscus Salesius Schmitt. Nelson's Medieval Texts series. 395 pp. Large format. Text in Latin, 2 columns to the page. Beige boards. Title gt spine. Teg. VG in G+ paper dw. Heavy item

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        [Facsimile of Johannes Gutenberg's] Biblia Latina [of 1456]

      Paterson, NJ: Pageant Books, 1961. First American edition. Leather Bound. Fine. 2 vols. 12 1/2 x 18 inches. Imperial folio high quality color facsimile of Gutenberg Bible using the Koeniglichen Bibliothek (Berlin) and Standischen Landesbiliothek (Fulda) copies, which are generally considered to be the most beautifully illuminated of the 47 extant copies, as the exemplars. The first US edition and second ever. Text pages printed by lithography, and illuminated pages printed by sheet-fed gravure. One of a limited printing of 1000 copies. All page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Both volumes expertly bound in matching full brown calf with raised and gilt bands and red and black spine labels with title and printer on each volume. A spectacular limited edition reproduction of the best copies of the first printed book. A fine copy of the best reproduction of the first book ever printed with movable type. An amazing work.

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        DARK BROWN. Signed 1/25cc

      San Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1961 McClure, Michael. DARK BROWN. Signed 1/25cc. First edition. Unpaginated. Fine in full leather with gilt-stamped spine & upper cover. One of only 25 copies [the entire hardbound edition] on Alexandra Japan paper. SIGNED by McClure. An evocative, sensual masterpiece of American poetry. Fine.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Original b&w photo by Lütfi Özkök.

      Stockholm, 1961. 23,5x17,5 cm. Contemporary print. The white margin with a small loss at lower left-hand corner. With Özkök's stamp on verso. The photo was taken at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        The Winter of Our Discontent

      Viking New York: Viking. 1961. First. First edition. Limited edition, one of 500 copies. Fine, lacking the dustwrapper and printed acetate overjacket. However, and although not called for, this copy is Inscribed: "For Oliver H. Clark from John Steinbeck." Scarce thus. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT*****LIMITED EDITION

      New York: The Viking Press, 1961. pp: [viii] [5]6-311. Bound in dark blue buckram with bevelled edges, top board stamped in gilt with a facsimile of Steinbeck's signature, spine stamped in gilt, top edge stained yellow, all edges trimmed. Blue pictorial dust jacket and glassine cover with the words 'LIMITED EDITION' across the front. Very good with lightly worn corners and some loss of the yellow stain. The jacket has worn at the corners and the glassine has a one inch tear at the base of the front fold with a triangular piece missing that runs from the spine to the fore-edge increasing to about one inch width. This edition has a different binding then and is about 200grams heavier than the first trade edition. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: MAPLE RIDGE BOOKS]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 12th Impression Near Fine in Dustjacket

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1961 12th overall printing, or the 8th printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine/Very Good Plus copy in like condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien, as found on the original UK Editions. This copy is one of the few early Houghton Mifflin copies with the full printing history stated on the verso of the title page. Stated 13th impression on front flap, not priced or clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain, this dustjacket is clean & bright with a bit of rubbing and a little color loss along the front flap fold area. Some minor loss at the spine and flap fold areas. The book is clean and bright, slightly darkened spine with the light green colored original cloth from the publisher. Shows no shelf wear, soiling, or bumped corners. Features the title, dwarves hat, author and publisher stamped on the spine in blue. Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, red and black ink still show clear and bright against the unfoxed endpapers. No previous owners names or writing in the book. The folds at the flaps and ends of the spine have the smallest of rubs, but very small loss of color. The jacket shows no soiling in the white sections, except for on the spine where it is darkened. A beautiful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in this Near Fine condition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        The Hobbit

      Allen & Unwin, 1961. Second edition/twelfth impression, 1961. Green cloth binding, dark blue titles & decoration to boards. Two-color map endpapers, 4-color frontispiece illustration. Book near fine with some slight fading to cloth at spine-ends. DJ also very good plus with 1/4" loss at head of spine, 1" tear at bottom edge, minor age-discoloration to flap folds. Price of 12s. 6d. intact. 315 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 12th Impression Near Fine in Dustjacket

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1961 12th overall printing, or the 8th printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine/Very Good Plus copy in like condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien, as found on the original UK Editions. This copy is one of the few early Houghton Mifflin copies with the full printing history stated on the verso of the title page. Stated 13th impression on front flap, not priced or clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain, this dustjacket is clean & bright with a bit of rubbing and a little color loss along the front flap fold area. Some minor loss at the spine and flap fold areas. The book is clean and bright, slightly darkened spine with the light green colored original cloth from the publisher. Shows no shelf wear, soiling, or bumped corners. Features the title, dwarves hat, author and publisher stamped on the spine in blue. Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, red and black ink still show clear and bright against the unfoxed endpapers. No previous owners names or writing in the book. The folds at the flaps and ends of the spine have the smallest of rubs, but very small loss of color. The jacket shows no soiling in the white sections, except for on the spine where it is darkened. A beautiful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in this Near Fine condition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        THE TWICKENHAM EDITION OF THE POEMS OF ALEXANDER POPE. Comprising: vol.I, Pastoral Poetry & An Essay on Criticism; vol.II, The Rape of the Lock; vol.III-i, An Essay on Man; vol. III-ii, Epistles to Several Persons; vol.IV, Imitations of Horace; vol.V, The Dunciad; vol.VI, Minor Poems; vols. VII-VIII, The Iliad; vols.IX-X, The Odyssey; vol.XI Index. Edited by John Butt, E. Audra, Aubrey Williams, Geoffrey Tillotson, Maynard Mack, F.W. Bateson, James Sutherland, [and] Norman Ault. ELEVEN [11] VOLUMES BOUND IN TWELVE [12]

      London, New Haven, : Methuen, Yale University Press, , 1961 - 1969. Hardcover. Very Good +. Eleven volumes bound in twelve. London: Methuen, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961-69. Illustrated with plates. Comprising: vol.I, Pastoral Poetry & An Essay on Criticism, first edition 1961; vol.II, The Rape of the Lock, third edition reset 1962; vol.III-i, An Essay on Man, 1964 reprint; vol. III-ii, Epistles to Several Persons, second edition 1961; vol.IV, Imitations of Horace, second edition reprinted with minor corrections 1961; vol.V, The Dunciad, third edition revised 1963; vol.VI, Minor Poems, reprinted with minor corrections 1964; vols. VII-VIII, The Iliad, first edition 1967; vols.IX-X, The Odyssey, first edition 1967; vol.XI Index, first edition 1969. Ink ownership name to front free endpapers of volumes I-VI; ink name of different owner to front free endpapers of vols. VII and IX-XI. One leaf of volume III-ii carelessly opened with closed tear to lower margin, below text. Uniformly bound in original orange cloth, gilt lettering. Spine of volume V very slightly faded. A very good, bright set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        THE WASTE LAND

      London: Faber & Faber, 1961 [i.e. 1962].. Quarto. Quarter gilt vellum and marbled paper over boards, t.e.g. Faint shadow of absent bookplate on front pastedown, else fine in very slightly edgeworn marching slipcase. The whole enclosed in a custom cloth slipcase and chemise. First deluxe edition. One of three hundred numbered copies printed at the Officina Bodoni in Dante types on Pescia paper by Hans Mardersteig. All copies were signed by the author. GALLUP A6d. MODERN MOVEMENT 30.

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        The Waste Land

      London: Printed at the Officina Bodoni for Faber & Faber,, 1961. Quarto. Original white pigskin backed marbled boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, other untrimmed. With the original marbled slipcase. A little spotting to the spine, upper board slightly bowed. An excellent copy. First edition thus. One of 300 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. A magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Toreros (A Los Toros). With lithographs by Pablo PICASSO

      Monte-Carlo: A. Sauret, 1961, 1st German edition, 10 x 13 in., 154 pages, numerous plates, including 4 original lithos (1 in color), by Pablo Picasso, printed by Fernand Mourlot. The four originals are: ”La Pique”, ”Jeu de la Cape”, ”Les Banderilles” and ”Le Picador” (in color); a fine copy in slipcase, the lithographs in excellent condition. References: Bloch 1014-1017; Freitag 7495; Goeppert & Cramer 113.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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