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        A House for Mr Biswas

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine-. First Printing of "one of the best novels of the 20th century and its author's most celebrated work of fiction." (Literary Encyclopedia) Thick 8vo: 531,[1]pp. Publisher's green finely woven cloth, spine ruled and lettered in silver, illustrated dust jacket priced $5.95. An excellent example (probably unread), spine ends bumped, two corners crimped, else Fine; about Fine jacket, still vivid, without fading to spine panel, with very minor professional repair to head and tail of spine panel (not affecting lettering or design). Modern Library 100, 72. Time 100. "When Mohun Biswas married his wife, Shama, he effectively married her entire family, the daunting, smothering Tulsis. Set in the Hindu community in postcolonial Trinidad - where Naipaul was born - A House for Mr. Biswas is the life story of a man who wanted only a home, but who was a magnet for misfortune, oppression and humiliation, 'a wanderer with no place he could call his own, with no family except that which he was to attempt to create out of the engulfing world of the Tulsis.' Mohun's survival is a triumph of resilience and persistence and humor, an epic of dignity and self-respect doggedly clung to." (Time 100) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Thunderball - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Jonathan Cape, London 1961 - A beautiful first printing of the first edition in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket with 16s 6d price-sticker. Scarce in collectible condition; In the novel Thunderball, Ian Fleming first introduces the world to perhaps the ultimate Bond villain -- Ernest Stavro Blofeld. Though Bond and Blofeld never actually meet, it is in this book that Bond first battles the schemes of SPECTRE, Blofeld's criminal organization. (in the movie adaptations, SPECTRE is being introduced in Dr. No and Blofeld in From Russia With Love. ) Basis for the James Bond movie starring Sean Connery, and Claudine Auger as Bond girl Dominique "Domino" Derval and Martine Beswick playing Paula Caplan; 253, [3] pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Karakoram. The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV. Translated from the Italian by James Cadell.

      New York: The Viking Press. 1961 - First US edition. pp. 320; coloured and b & w illusts., map endpapers; minor foxing, else VG in the original cloth, d.-w., which is slightly frayed. Signed by expedition members Walter Bonatti and Riccardo Cassin to title. Maraini’s account of the successful Italian expedition of 1958, under the leadership of Riccardo Cassin, who has signed this copy, as has expedition member Walter Bonatti. Bonatti also took part in the Italian expedition that made the first ascent of K2. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        FILOSOFIA NOVA

      BORINGHIERI, 1961. ITALIANO 0,2 Traduzione di Gigliola Pasquinelli, n. 54 della collana diretta da G.Colli, brossura editoriale morbida lievemente ingiallita e con lievi segni di usura ai bordi, pagine intonse ed ottimamente conservate, con fascetta editoriale gialla USATO

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        Ropes

      Artists' book, oblong folio (155 x 475 mm) bound in raw silk with ribbon tie, plain endpapers, 8 folded leaves printed with 14 original etchings, each signed and numbered, interlined with tissue. Limited to 4 copies. In this exquisite book the artist explores the textural qualities of something as simple as fibre ropes remembered from her childhood, demonstrating an adept artistic talent in creating fine detail and organic movement in the series of 14 etchings which explores her subject. Marina Charapanovskaia was born in Krasnoyarsk in Eastern Siberia in 1961, and grew up in Vorkuta in the Komi Republic, far northern Russia. She studied art at the People's University, Moscow 1982 - 1984 and spent the rest of the decade working in design for government departments, including designing powerful Soviet propoganda posters. Upon the breakup of the Soviet Union, Charapanovskaia emigrated to Melbourne where her grandmother had been living since the 1960s. She returned to study and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Printmaking) at the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University). Since then she has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and won awards from the Kingston City Arts Centre and National Galery Women's Association. A fine contemporary artists' book from a migrant to Australia drawing upon her memories of childhood.

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        Mastering the Art of French Cooking

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book Near Fine on account of some small spots of foxing to the closed fore-edge of the page block. Price-clipped dust jacket also Near Fine on account of a printer's flaw, a faint line running the length of the front panel. Otherwise dust jacket is spectacular. First issue dust jacket with the correct points. Child's culinary impact was felt long before the latest craze in the wake of the 2009 film "Julie & Julia," starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams (particularly by those of us in her hometown of Pasadena). A scarce first in any condition, but, not surprisingly, most copies splattered with wine around the coq a vin recipe, glued with cheese on the soufflé page and seemingly dipped in hollandaise sauce, not to mention the copious notes written in the margins around family favorites. This copy suffers from none of those annoyances; a true collector's copy. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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        Little Eyolf (The Plays of Ibsen)

      Rupert Hart-Davis. Hardcover. 0246636688 Like New in an unclipped Like New DJ. . Fine. 1961.

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        Official Program Inaugural Ceremonies of John F.Kennedy...and Lyndon B. Johnson

      [Washington, D.C.: Kennedy-Johnson Inaugural Committee, 1961. Limited Deluxe edition, number 867 signed by E. H. Foley General Chairman. Illustrated. 1 vols. 4to. Special blue cloth, with original printed wrappers bound in. Stamped on upper cover "Creekmore and Adele Fath" (Democrats from Austin, Texas). Limited Deluxe edition, number 867 signed by E. H. Foley General Chairman. Illustrated. 1 vols. 4to.

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        Young Adam.

      London: Heinemann 1961. FIRST UK EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's deep red hardback cloth binding in striking pictorial dustjacket by August von Briesen. With non-personal presentation inscription to flyleaf 'Best wishes / Edinburgh 1964 /Alexander Trocchi. Top edge a little dusty, rear panel likewise. A near fine copy of an exceptionally rare signed book. A beat novel from the avant garde, heroin-fuelled underground Scottish novelist, whose challenging work was subject to censorship and obsenity trials, and who once claimed claimed "sodomy" as a basis for his writing.

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        Thunderball - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Jonathan Cape, London 1961 - A most handsome first printing of the first edition in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. SIGNED by Martine Beswick playing Bond Girl Paula Caplan. Scarce in collectible condition, especially signed; In the novel Thunderball, Ian Fleming first introduces the world to perhaps the ultimate Bond villain -- Ernest Stavro Blofeld. Though Bond and Blofeld never actually meet, it is in this book that Bond first battles the schemes of SPECTRE, Blofeld's criminal organization. (in the movie adaptations, SPECTRE is being introduced in Dr. No and Blofeld in From Russia With Love. ) Basis for the James Bond movie starring Sean Connery, and Claudine Auger as Bond girl Dominique "Domino" Derval and Martine Beswick playing Paula Caplan; 253, [3] pages; Signed by Biographee [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KAENAI KIMONO

      1961. Fine. [MIMEOGRAPH/STENCIL ART] Wakayama Yasoji, poet and artist. KAENAI KIMONO. Tokyo, Seienso. Showa 36 [1961]. One of 200 copies, signed by Wakayama. Small western-bound full leather volume of poems, illustrated by Wakayama in his own technique of stencil art, named kohan. 10.5 x 9 cm. There is an inset kohan illustration on the front board and there are 15 pages of illustrations, each facing a kohan printed poem by Wakayama. The fine art printmaking technique of kohan was developed in 1941 by Wakayama [1903- 83], a close associate of Onchi Koshiro. He was an enormously prolific single sheet printmaker using color woodblock and kohan, but this charming little volume is one of his scarce and wonderful artist' books. It is in excellent condition throughout, in the original decorative box and the outer publisher's shipping box, as well.

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        UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER

      Chapman & Hall 1961 - First edition. Original blue cloth in dustwrapper. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper to Bill Deakin, "For Bill Souvenir of Bari from Evelyn October 1961". A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Bill Deakin was parachuted in to Yugoslavia in 1943 to make contact with Tito and his Partisans. The mission was soon taken over by Fitzroy MacLean, who set up a military air base on the Italian coastal town of Bari. It was in Bari that Waugh, along with Randolph Churchill, was stationed and where Waugh first met Deakin. Waugh seems to have taken an instant liking to Deakin, in the same way that he took an instant dislike to MacLean, and regarded Deakin as one of the unsung heroes of the Yugoslavian operation for which MacLean took much of the credit. Their friendship continued in peace time when Deakin became the first warden of St Antony's College, Oxford and was knighted in 1975. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Kaisarion and all His Beauty

      London: Royal College of Art,, 1961. Zinc plate etching with aquatint printed in black and red on J Whatman paper. Plate size: 49 x 27.5 cm. Sheet size: 69.5 x 49.3 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a white gold leaf frame with perspex. Edition of approximately 50. Signed and dated lower right in pencil by Hockney. Hockney based some of his early prints on literary characters and Constantine Cavafy's poem Alexandrian King is the source of this image. Kaisarion was the son of Julius Caeser and Cleopatra.

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        Bildlexikon zur Topographie des antiken Rom, 2 volumes (complete set)

      Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Wasmuth, Tübingen 1961 - Complete set of 2 volumes. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Wasmuth, Tübingen, 1961. First edition. In-4, 544 + 531 pages, 1338 illustrations. Original publisher's red cloth. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In Parenthesis Seinnyessit e gledyf ym penn mameu : Deluxe Edition Signed By Both Jones and Eliot

      The Second Edition published by Faber in 1961. 8vo., original blue buckram , spine lettered on a grey backround within a gilt panel. With frontispiece and full page plate at the rear both by David Jones, and a map in the text. A near Fine copy with just a little light marking in places to the text-block and a hint of fading in a few places to the front board. The pages remain clean. A very small and slight crease to the upper edge corner of some pages - possibly a publisher's production issue. This tour de force by the artist/poet, an innovative prose poem stands as one of the handful of literary works of the First World War to which the term 'great' may justifiably applied. Jones had served in France and Flanders with the Royal Welch Fusiliers. This edition includes an Introduction by T. S. Eliot (Jones's advocate at Faber), and this is the deluxe issue, limited to seventy numbered copies (fifty for sale), specially bound and Signed by both Jones and Eliot to the limitation page. This copy is No. 61. The original glassine cover is present. The author's first book and most celebrated work, which takes the form of an epic prose poem set in the first world war, based on the author's own experiences. It was ten years in the making and was eventually helped to publication by T.S. Eliot, who hailed the book as 'a work of genius'. It won the 1938 Hawthornden prize. Stephen Spender in a review for the NY Times said: 'This work of a poet-painter has its every word chiselled out of experience, and it is probably the World War I monument most likely to survive.' Very scarce. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Recueil de 19 articles ou traduction d'Economie Politique rédigés par le professeur Georges H. Bousquet (1961-1970) [ Contient : ] I : Faits Economiques : 1 : A propos du dollar et de l'or ; 2 : La colonisation appauvrit-elle l'indigène ? ; 3 : Les "veilings" aux Pays-Bas ; 4 : La monnaie de papier au Moyen-Age ; 5 : L'évolution de l'économie domestique en France depuis Louis-Philippe ; 6 : Le gaz de Hassi R'mel ; II : Histoire de la pensée économique. a : Etudes personnelles : 7 : Fr. Ferrara et E.V. Böhm Bawerck ; 8 : G. del Vecchio. Rapport au comité du prix Balzan (dactylographié) ; 9 : Une histoire de la Pensée économique. H. Denis ; 10 : Un siècle après Le Capital ; 11 : La pensée économique antisocialiste et sa renaissance ; b : Traductions : 12 : Isaac Gervaise, Théorie du Commerce 1720 ; 13 : Lopez de Penalvez, Les variations du prix des blés (1812) ; 14 : W.E. Lloyd, La notion de valeur (1833) ; III : Luigi Einaudi (1874-1961) ; 16 : 75 années de la Revue. Le passé ; 17 : "Réflexions sur les désillusions du progrès" ; 18 : Compte-rendu Le Siècle des Lumières ; 19 : Fausse honte du capitalisme

      1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-toile, [ Contient : ] I : Faits Economiques : 1 : A propos du dollar et de l'or (Il Politico 1963) ; 2 : La colonisation appauvrit-elle l'indigène ? (Rev. Ec. Pol. 1967); 3 : Les "veilings" aux Pays-Bas (Rev. Ec. Pol. 1969); 4 : La monnaie de papier au Moyen-Age (Rev. Jur et Eco S.O.) ; 5 : L'évolution de l'économie domestique en France depuis Louis-Philippe (Rev. Hist. Ec. et Soc. 1967) ; 6 : Le gaz de Hassi R'mel ; II : Histoire de la pensée économique. a : Etudes personnelles (La scuola in Azione 1961) : 7 : Fr. Ferrara et E.V. Böhm Bawerck ; 8 : G. del Vecchio. Rapport au comité du prix Balzan ; 9 : Une histoire de la Pensée économique. H. Denis ; 10 : Un siècle après Le Capital ; 11 : La pensée économique antisocialiste et sa renaissance ; b : Traductions : 12 : Isaac Gervaise, Théorie du Commerce 1720 (RHES 1964) ; 13 : Lopez de Penalvez, Les variations du prix des blés (1812) (RHES 1812) ; 14 : W.E. Lloyd, La notion de valeur (1833) (Rev. Jur. et ec. S.O. 1964) ; III : Luigi Einaudi (1874-1961) (R.E.P. 1962); 16 : 75 années de la Revue. Le passé (R.E.P. 1965) ; 17 : "Réflexions sur les désillusions du progrès" (R.E.P. 1970) ; 18 : Compte-rendu Le Siècle des Lumières (R.E.P. 1969) ; 19 : Fausse honte du capitalisme (L'Information des Chefs d'Entrrprise, 1967) Beau recueil d'articles et de tirés-à-part d'Economie Politique, réunis pas leur auteur ou traducteur, le professeur G.H. Bousquet. Bon état (traces d'encollage au dos, qq. notes manuscrites). Ouvrage provenant de la propre bibliothèque de l'auteur, le professeur Georges-H. Bousquet (Docteur en droit en 1923 avec une thèse sur "L'évolution sociale en Hollande 1914-1922"), économiste de l'école de Pareto et Schumpeter, mais également islamisant de l'école de Goldziher et Snouck-Hugronje, professeur aux facultés d'Alger puis de Bordeaux. Peu après sa thèse, il participa à la mission de la SDN pour la restauration financière de l'Autriche. Français

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        The Winter of Our Discontent [Pristine]

      New York: Viking Press, 1961. First Printing. Hardcover. As New/Fine. First Printing. 8vo: [8],311,[1]pp. Publisher's turquoise cloth, spine titled in silver in black title block, upper cover stamped in blind, top edge stained turquoise, blue pictorial dust jacket priced $4.50. As New, very fine and unread, in a Fine jacket, vibrant and bright. All in all, virtually pristine. Goldstone & Payne A38b. Steinbeck's final novel, set in New England, the title a reference to the first two lines of Shakespeare's Richard III: "Now is the winter of our discontent / Made glorious summer by this sun [or son] of York." For the most part, Winter received a harsh critical reception (although the Atlantic Monthly called it a classic). Largely negative critics offered little appreciation of the risks Steinbeck had taken or the enormous technical innovations he had attempted in the text. But the following year the Swedish Academy awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature, remarking specifically on five books from 1935 to 1939, then continued: "it is not possible to dwell at any length on individual works which Steinbeck later produced. If at times the critics have seemed to note certain signs of flagging powers, of repetitions that might point to a decrease in vitality, Steinbeck belied their fears most emphatically with The Winter of Our Discontent. Here he attained the same standard which he set in The Grapes of Wrath. Again he holds his position as an independent expounder of the truth with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American, be it good or bad." Now, fifty years later, "recent Steinbeck criticism seems to assert that The Winter of Our Discontent’s structural complexity went unappreciated by early readers who failed to see it as a successful portrait and call to action against an ever-increasing decadence which had invaded the very soul of the times." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        IN SEARCH OF A CHARACTER Two African Journals

      The Bodley Head 1961 - First edition. Quarter bound in red cloth with grey papered boards in a decorative dustwrapper. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the title page, "For Moura with love from Graham" A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed to Baroness Moura Budberg, Ukraine-born socialite and double agent for Russia and Britain during the WW1 who was imprisoned in 1918 under suspicion of spying for the British. She was briefly H.G. Wells' mistress and came to live in England in 1933. Possibly through Wells or through his own links with the European intelligence services, Greene was helped by Budberg to gather information for his 1934 trip to the Baltic states. The pair struck up a long sustained friendship and met and corresponded thereafter. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        le meneur d'ombres

      les impenitents 1961 - Exemplaire numerote 59 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALBI DELLA FRECCIA - CINO E FRANCO 01-22 COMPLETA

      EDIZIONI AMERICANE 1961 - ALBI DELLA FRECCIA CINO E FRANCO nn. 1-22 serie completa Edizioni Americane 1961 cart. 15 x 21 cm b/n e col. Stato di conservazione: OTTIMO! Un segnetto a penna in copertina nel n. 12. Una macchia nel retro dell'ultimo numero. Graffette arrugginite nei nn. 3, 4, 5, 7, 14. Pubblica le avventure di Tim Tyler's Luck tratte da strisce quotidiane di Lyman Young, Alex Raymond e Nat Edson del 1933-34 (nn. 1-6) e di Lyman e Bob Young del 1952-58 (nn. 7-22); e dalle tavole domenicali del 1952-53 15x21, C., b/n e col.

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        Werke und Briefe. Herausgegeben von Hans Kaufmann. Textrevision und Erläuterungen von Gotthard Erler.

      8. Originalganzleder mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und Folienumschlägen in Originalschubern mit Lederkanten. 1. Aufl. 10 Bände. 1961-1964. (Hagen 3.) Ein Einband mit minimalem Fleck sonst sehr gut erhalten. - Die Ausstattung ist gegenüber den Lederausgaben der Nachauflagen deutlich opulenter.

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        Joan Miro-Album 19 Original Lithographs pages 1,14-1961 Lithograph

      1961 - "Album 19 Original Lithographs pages 1,14" by Joan Miro, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1961. The overall size of the Lithograph is 26 x 40 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: Double page lithograph on pages 6,7 of the Album 19 Original Lithographs Portfolio with fold line down the center as issued.

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        La pitié de dieu

      first edition, one of the 25 copies out of commerce numbered on "pur-fil" paper, only large papers. Rare and pleasant copy of this work which obtained the Prix Goncourt in 1961. Gallimard Paris 1961 14x21,5cm broché

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        Timoteo, el Incomprendido.

      Talleres Tipográficas Casa Cuevas, Santander 1961 - 25x35. 90 + 1pp. 4h. Ilustrado con 3 serigrafías de Ramón Calderón y un autorretrato del autor. Cartoné editorial con estuche. Bella y cuidada impresión sobre papel de hilo. Algunas huellas de óxido, pero muy buen ejemplar. Tirada de 150 ejemplares; este es el ejemplar 'C', de cuatro ejemplares para colaboradores, con una cariñosa dedicatoria del autor. Curiosamente, este es el segundo ejemplar designado como el 'C' (impreso) que tenemos entre manos. En este caso la dedicatoria está fechada en Palma de Mallorca el 15 de abril de 1961, cuando, según el colofón, el libro se terminó de imprimir el día 2 de mayo del mismo año. Cosas de tiradas limitadas y ediciones de biblófilo. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 4 Euros.

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        Miró 1959 - 1960

      New York : Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1961. Printed in an edition of 1200 copies, plus an additional 73 de luxe copies. Quarto, card wrappers (an original Miró lithograph), unpaginated, illustrated in black and white, with 6 pochoir prints in colour printed by Daniel Jacomet and one original double-page lithograph by Miró; complete. Text by Yvon Taillandier. A fine publication from the important Pierre Matisse Gallery (Pierre being the youngest child of Henri Matisse).

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        Sidney Nolan (deluxe edition)

      London : Thames and Hudson, 1961. Quarto, gilt-lettered half calf over linen, matching slipcase, all edges gilt, 119 plates (16 in colour tipped-in), signed by Sidney Nolan and the three authors, with an original signed monotype of two figures tipped-in. Limited to 60 copies. The first monograph on an Australian artist published outside of Australia. The rare deluxe edition with original unique artwork.

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        Official Program Inaugural Ceremonies of John F.Kennedy.and Lyndon B. Johnson

      Kennedy-Johnson Inaugural Committee, [Washington, D.C. 1961 - Limited Deluxe edition, number 867 signed by E. H. Foley General Chairman. Illustrated. 1 vols. 4to. Special blue cloth, with original printed wrappers bound in. Stamped on upper cover "Creekmore and Adele Fath" (Democrats from Austin, Texas) Limited Deluxe edition, number 867 signed by E. H. Foley General Chairman [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A House For Mr. Biswas.

      Andre Deutsch, London 1961 - First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in an excellent dust jacket with a few small closed tears and light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. "For sheer abundance of talent there can hardly be a writer alive who surpasses V.S. Naipaul. Whatever we may want in a novelist is to be found in his books: an almost Conradian gift for tensing a story, a serious involvement with human issues, a supple English prose, a hard-edged wit, a personal vision of things.[He is] the world's writer, a master of language and perception" (The New York Times Book Review). Listed on both Modern Library and Time's 100 great novels of the twentieth century. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Thunderball.

      8vo., original black cloth lettered in gilt,, upper board blind stamped with skeletal hand motif after cover illustration, in original dust-jacket. A very good copy. First edition. The ninth James Bond novel, Bond's first encounter with Ernest Stavro Blofeld and his organization, SPECTRE.

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        THUNDERBALL

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1961. First edition. 8vo, publisher's original black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, in the pictorial dustjacket. 254 pp. A very handsome and clean copy in a complete and only very lightly mellowed dustjacket. FIRST EDITION. Fleming's books have had a staying power that few thriller-writers can match, perhaps because Bond is such an intriguing and morally ambiguous hero. Some admire him as a suave, supremely competent man of action who always gets the girl; others decry him a superficial playboy with a streak of sadism. According to Fleming, "Bond is not a hero, nor is he depicted as being very likeable or admirable. He is a Secret Service agent. He's not a bad man, but he is ruthless and self-indulgent. He enjoys the fight--he also enjoys the prizes. In fiction, people used to have blood in their veins. Nowadays they have pond water." The ninth James Bond thriller finds the high-living superspy guzzling carrot juice in a recovery clinic until the shadowy SPECTRE forces him back into action. But who is SPECTRE, and what are its nefarious plans?

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        Thunderball - in a lovely dust wrapper

      Cape, 1961. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1961. A very good book without inscriptions. Some wear to the spine tips and a little wear and small stain to the top edge. Corners a little rubbed. In a near fine unclipped wrapper. Thin patch of browning to the head of the spine. Corners a little rubbed. Lovely example of the dust wrapper.

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        Thunderball

      Cape, 1961. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1961. A near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ (or better) dust wrapper with one closed tear to the front panel and two small stains to the rear panel. A little wear to the edges and spine tips.

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        Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States.

      Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office,, 1961. From George Washington 1789 to John F. Kennedy 1961. Octavo (230 x 145 mm). Bound for presentation in full red calf, titles to spine gilt, double rule frame surrounding presidential device to front cover gilt, recipients initials to foot of front cover gilt, edges gilt, red marbled endpapers, red silk page marker. Housed in a burgundy quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Black and white portraits to head of chapters. Spine and board edges faded, an excellent copy. First edition, first printing. One of 80 copies specially bound for presentation by Jackie Kennedy, inscribed on the front binder's blank, "For David and Sissy - Jack was going to give you this for Christmas, please accept it now from me, with all my love and all the memories of the shining times we had with him. Jackie, December 1963". Additionally laid in is Jackie Kennedy's card in a hand addressed envelope. Presented a month following the assassination of John F. Kennedy on 22 November 1963, the recipients of this copy were David and Sylvia Ormsby Gore, close friends of the Kennedys. David Ormsby Gore had known John F. Kennedy since Kennedy's pre-war years in London. His appointment to the position of British Ambassador to the United States in May 1961 was primarily due to this friendship, which "strengthened rather than wilted under the strains of office and official intercourse ... buttressed by the fact that Ormsby Gore was also on close terms with Jacqueline Kennedy, as were the Kennedys with Lady Ormsby Gore" (ODNB). Ormsby Gore was, "almost as much an unofficial adviser to the president as an envoy of the British government ... His position was particularly influential during the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962" (ODNB). In Ormsby Gore's recollection of Kennedy, "you always felt, in his presence, that life was more worth living, was greater fun" (p. 196). Ormsby Gore remained the British Ambassador into Lyndon Johnson's presidency, returning to England in the spring of 1965. Ormsby Gore stayed close with Jackie Kennedy, and later proposed to her in 1968, having been widowed himself the previous year; she turned him down stating, "If ever I can find some healing and some comfort — it has to be with somebody who is not part of all my world of past and pain". Two passages of Kennedy's inaugural address, pp. 267-270, are highlighted in pencil to the margins by Lord Harlech.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States. From George Washington 1789 to John F. Kennedy 1961.

      Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1961 - Octavo (230 x 145 mm). Bound for presentation in full red calf, titles to spine gilt, double rule frame surrounding presidential device to front cover gilt, recipients initials to foot of front cover gilt, edges gilt, red marbled endpapers, red silk page marker. Housed in a burgundy quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine and board edges faded, an excellent copy. Black and white portraits to head of chapters. First edition, first printing. One of 80 copies specially bound for presentation by Jackie Kennedy, inscribed on the front binder's blank, "For David and Sissy - Jack was going to give you this for Christmas, please accept it now from me, with all my love and all the memories of the shining times we had with him. Jackie, December 1963". Additionally laid in is Jackie Kennedy's card in a hand addressed envelope. Presented a month following the assassination of John F. Kennedy on 22 November 1963, the recipients of this copy were David and Sylvia Ormsby Gore, close friends of the Kennedys. David Ormsby Gore had known John F. Kennedy since Kennedy's pre-war years in London. His appointment to the position of British Ambassador to the United States in May 1961 was primarily due to this friendship, which "strengthened rather than wilted under the strains of office and official intercourse . buttressed by the fact that Ormsby Gore was also on close terms with Jacqueline Kennedy, as were the Kennedys with Lady Ormsby Gore" (ODNB). Ormsby Gore was, "almost as much an unofficial adviser to the president as an envoy of the British government . His position was particularly influential during the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962" (ODNB). In Ormsby Gore's recollection of Kennedy, "you always felt, in his presence, that life was more worth living, was greater fun" (p. 196). Ormsby Gore remained the British Ambassador into Lyndon Johnson's presidency, returning to England in the spring of 1965. Ormsby Gore stayed close with Jackie Kennedy, and later proposed to her in 1968, having been widowed himself the previous year; she turned him down stating, "If ever I can find some healing and some comfort — it has to be with somebody who is not part of all my world of past and pain". Two passages of Kennedy's inaugural address, pp. 267-270, are highlighted in pencil to the margins by Lord Harlech. Joan Meyers (eds.), John Fitzgerald Kennedy: As We Remember Him, p. 196. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Textiles

      Artists' book in three parts. Textiles 1 : clamshell box (310 x 270 mm) bound in linen, satin lined, with 64 loose etchings exploring the textural qualities of fabric, each signed and numbered in the series. The etchings are miniature and intimate, measuring a mere 58 x 30mm each on paper 288 x 248 mm, a pair of silk gloves is included to finish this element of the set. Textiles 2 : clamshell box (150 x 150 mm) bound in linen, paper lined, with 57 etchings bound in a long concertina. The etchings are similarly miniature, and continue to explore the theme, with a contrasting visual experience of the movement and folds of the concertina. Textiles 3 : linen bound book (105 x 132 mm), with 62 etchings which finish the series in the same style. In this exquisite book the artist explores the textural qualities of something as simple as the many forms of fabric that she remembered from her childhood, demonstrating an adept artistic talent in creating fine detail and organic movement in the extensive series of 183 etchings which explores her subject. The sheer scale of this exercise is enormous, despite the small scale of the etchings, but as a finished work presents aunique artistic insight into the dimension and texture of different fabrics captured through this two-dimensional matrix. Marina Charapanovskaia was born in Krasnoyarsk in Eastern Siberia in 1961, and grew up in Vorkuta in the Komi Republic, far northern Russia. She studied art at the People's University, Moscow 1982 - 1984 and spent the rest of the decade working in design for government departments, including designing powerful Soviet propoganda posters. Upon the breakup of the Soviet Union, Charapanovskaia emigrated to Melbourne where her grandmother had been living since the 1960s. She returned to study and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Printmaking) at the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University). Since then she has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and won awards from the Kingston City Arts Centre and National Gallery Women's Association. A fine contemporary artists' book in three parts, from a migrant to Australia drawing upon her memories of childhood.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Young Adam.

      London: Heinemann 1961. FIRST UK EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's deep red hardback cloth binding in striking pictorial dustjacket by August von Briesen. With non-personal presentation inscription to flyleaf 'Best wishes / Edinburgh 1964 /Alexander Trocchi. Top edge a little dusty, rear panel likewise. A near fine copy of an exceptionally rare signed book. A beat novel from the avant garde, heroin-fuelled underground Scottish novelist, whose challenging work was subject to censorship and obsenity trials, and who once claimed claimed "sodomy" as a basis for his writing.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Biblia Sacra.

      New York, Pageant Books 1961 - 2 volumes, (325), (300) folia. Bound in luxurious half Leather bindings with 5 raised bands, spines lettered in gilt, matching imitation leather boards, blind-stamped with a diamond-shaped frame with the initials J.G., top of the text blocks gilt-edged, large Folio H. x L. x W. cm. (Deluxe facsimile edition in two volumes of the famous Gutenberg Bible. The set is bound by the Alpha Bindery in New York and is in very good condition both on the inside and outside. Copy No. 180 of 1000 numbered copies. The colophon states: ''This is the first Gutenberg facsimile ever printed in the United States and only the second in the world. The reproduction derives from the Insel Verlag edition which was based on the copy in the Koniglichen Bibliothek in Berlin and the copy in the Standischen Landesbibliothek in Fulda, considered by authorities to be the most beautifully illuminated of the 47 copies known to exist. The text pages have been printed by lithography and the illuminated pages by sheet-fed gravure. The paper used is 100 per cent rag content made especially for this book. This edition has been hand bound in two volumes and is limited to 1000 numbered sets, of which 996 are for sale.'') [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat de Roo]
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        A Burnt-Out Case

      London: Heinemann, 1961. First edition of this Greene novel set in a leproserie on the upper reaches of a tributary of the Congo River in Africa. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Graham Greene on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Dust jacket design by Lacey Everett. Greene dedicated A Burnt-Out Case to Docteur Michel Lechat, a medical doctor at a leper colony in Yonda in Africa (one of a number of such colonies Greene had visited in the Congo and the Cameroons, which had inspired his novel). In his dedication to Lechat, Greene writes: "Doctor Colin has borrowed from you his experience of leprosy and nothing else. Doctor Colin's leproserie is not your leproserie.... From the fathers of your Mission I have stolen the Superior's cheroots--that is all, and from your Bishop the boat that he was so generous as to lend me for a journey up the Ruki." In reference to the characters in the novel, Greene writes: "It would be a waste of time for anyone to try to identify Querry, the Ryckers, Parkinson, Father Thomas--they are formed from the floatsum of thirty years as a novelist." Commenting on his literary intentions in the work, Greene wrote that it was, "an attempt to give dramatic expression to various types of belief, half-belief, and non-belief, in the kind of setting, removed from world-politics and house-hold-preoccupations, where such differences are felt acutely and find expression." Drawing a comparison between a leper-colony doctor's work and that of a novelist, Greene adds: "A doctor is not immune from 'the long despair of doing nothing well", the same "cafard that hangs around a writer's life."

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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