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        Fishing Tackle and Techniques

      New York: E.P. Dutton, (1961). New York: E.P. Dutton. (1961). First. First edition. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to Joe DiMaggio: "To Joe with my very best wishes, Dick Wolff." With a letter of provenance signed by DiMaggio's two granddaughters. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        General nature of the genetic code for proteins

      London, Macmillan, 1961. 4to (25.7 x 18.0 cm). 6 pp. [1227-1232], six text figures, three tables. Contemporary burgundy buckram with gilt title on the spine. Speckled edges.= The discovery of the genetic functions of DNA was published in "Nature" vol. 171 (1953), but it took several more years to clarify and understand how, exactly, the code was read. In this work it was postulated that a group of three bases codes for one amino-acid and that the code is of a non-overlapping type. The fundamental issues that Crick, Gamow, Watson and Brenner had embarked upon in the summer of 1954 were now resolved. We offer the complete vol. 192 of "Nature" (4797-4809, 1322, cvii pp.). A year later, in December of 1962, Crick, Watson and Maurice Wilkins went to Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Brenner received a Nobel Prize in 2002. A very good clean copy, without library marks. Garrison-Morton, 7527.

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        Oedipus the King

      (New York: The Caput Press. 1961). First. Translated by J.C. Jebb. Seven etchings by Stephen Dwoskin. Small square quarto. Unprinted black wrappers. A couple of tiny spots of foxing, else very near fine. Copy number 23 of 30 copies printed by Dwoskin. Short excerpts from Oedipus the King. The etchings by Brooklyn-born avant-garde filmmaker Dwoskin date from his early years in New York, where he studied under Wilhem de Kooning and Josef Albers at the New School, and worked in design and graphics. He was influenced by Maya Deren and made his first films in 1961, the same year as this book. In 1964 he earned a Fulbright scholarship that allowed him to move to England where he founded the London Film-makers' Co-operative and continued to make both short and feature films. OCLC locates no copies. .

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        Harry S. Truman Signed Portrait.

      Printed bust portrait of Harry S. Truman. Signed and Inscribed, "To Jerry Behn, kindest regards and happy memories of his efficient service while I was President of the United States Independence 5 January 1961." The recipient was White House Secret Service agent Gerald A. Behn. Framed, the entire piece measures 11 inches by 14 inches.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Man").

      Paris, 13. I. 1961. - 4to. 1p. To Virginia Knopik, an American friend: "We are still wondering by what process of divination you could send us (me) a pair of shoes that fit - and the package of men's Cleenex [!] in the box, that caught me with a cold in bed [.] Things are going well - no problems - we keep the studio comfortable and travel a bit - Germany, England; South of France and Spain for vacation, always where there are friends. Hope soon in New-York, and that you 'll be there. Am sending to Toronto address - the last I have but keep us posted. Love to all of you from Julie and Man".

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        Tables pour l'étude phonétique du russe, à l'usage des étrangers de langue française [Tablitsi po fonetice roeskovo jaziva: pa sovije dija inostrautsev, gorvorjaszich na frantsoezsuan jazinje]

      Moscou, 1961, in-folio, en feuilles, 29 planches doubles, sous portefeuille éditeur demi-percaline rouge à rabats [35 x 56 cm], plats cartonnés jaune avec titre en russe imprimé en vert et rouge, Table au contre-plat en français, planches percées d'oeillets et numérotées, imprimées en noir, rouge, bleu et vert, en caractères grand format russe ou français, certaines planches sont illustrées de figures montrant la prononciation. Ouvrage pédagogique, rare. Dos restauré, mouillure au plat supérieur.

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        Catch-22

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Blue Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine DJ. 1st Printing 443 Pp. Light Blue Cloth Stamped In White. First Edition (Stated), First Printing And State. A Lightly Aged, Near Fine Example Of The Book, Blue Covers A Little Faded, No Fraying Or Damage, White Spine Lettering Complete, Endpapers Clean, Hinges Tight, No Fading To Bright Pink/ Orange-Red Publisher's Color On Top Edge Of Page Block. "First Edition" Statement On Copyright Page & Dj With $5.95 Price At Lower Corner Of Front Flap, Photo Of Heller In Striped Cloth Jacket On Rear Panel, Without Caption. An Exceptionally Bright, Clean Example, Without The Aging Common To Copies Of This Trade Edition, Just Some Fading Of The Red Figure On The Spine To Pink And Very Slight Fading To Blue Background On Spine. Dj Is Near Fine, Clean And Bright, With A Touch Of Rubbing, No Loss Of Color,1/16" Deep By 1/4" Long Chip At Top Of Spine, Two Tiny Losses At Bottom Of Rear Spine Edge, Tiny Loss At Each Upper Tip, And A 1/4" Entirely Closed Tear And Another 3/4" Closed Tear Bottom Of Rear Panel, Small Abrasion At Upper Rear Corner Of Spine Edge, With Some Foxing To Inside Of Flap Folds And A Little Very Light Foxing Spotting To Inside Of Dj, Not Visible Externally..

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        Stranger in a Strange Land

      G P Putnam's Sons, New York 1961 - First Edition, First Issue with the publisher's code printed on page 408. An attractive First Issue dustjacket that has minor wear to the spine. The book is bound in the publisher's green cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this true first edition housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Skärgårdsliv i gången tid. En skildring av arbete och lek i Stockholms skärgård.

      Bok. Bonniers, Stockholm 1961. (8)+254+(1)+(1) s. 4:o. Förlagets blågröna halvfranska band. Illustrerad i svart/vitt och färg. Medbundna omslag. Förgyllt övre snitt, övriga oskurna. Detta är provbandet från oktober 1961 av h. c. -upplagan om 25 numrerade exemplar, i skinnskodd kassett. Boken är tryckt på 225 grams specialtillverkat lumppapper. Titelarkets text och bilder är tecknade på litografisk sten. En svart/vit originalteckning med hälsning från författaren på främre försättsbladet. Fyra färglitolitografier, varav två signerade. Bokens numrering [provband okt. 1961] signerad. Ryggen blekt. Svenska hylla: Q

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        Little Eyolf (The Plays of Ibsen)

      Rupert Hart-Davis 1961 - 0246636688 Like New in an unclipped Like New DJ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ice In the Bedroom

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961 First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Wodehouse on the front free endpaper: "Best wishes / P. G. Wodehouse". Publisher's black cloth, lettered in red, yellow and white; in the original white pictorial dust jacket designed by Paul Bacon, with an illustration of a couple to the front panel in black over a yellow background, lettered in black and purple. About fine, with one or two very faint spots to the endpapers, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with some faint toning to the spine, a touch of light soiling to the otherwise bright panels, minor wear to the spine tail. Overall, a near fine and very handsome copy. The Ice in the Bedroom is a classic Wodehouse novel that is, as the dust jacket proclaims, "to be gulped, not sipped, to be taken up with glee and consumed with gusto as quickly as the reader can get to his favorite armchair and open to page one." Set in the fictional London suburb Valley Fields, this novel tells the intertwining stories of Freddie Widgeon, an office clerk with dreams of making it big and marrying Sally Foster, and Soapy and Dolly Molloy, a pair of mischievous burglars who have their eyes set on the "ice" in the bedroom - Widgeon's neighbor's jewels. The Ice in the Bedroom was first published serially in the Star Weekly, a weekend supplement of the Canadian magazine the Toronto Star, and, notably, this first American edition, published in February 1961, precedes the first English edition, which was published in October of the same year.. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        DOUBLE PERSEPHONE. By M.E. Atwood (first state, first book)

      17.2 cm, [16] pp, stapled and glued into white illustrated (by Atwood) card covers. Spine fold and inner margins of covers a bit yellowed, light yellowing to covers, nickel-size tan spot on rear cover, very small corner crease to rear cover, ink owner name "J. Carscallen" at top of title page, else fine. Like some copies which exist today, the text block has come loose from the covers because of the unsatisfactory glue (rubber cement). Atwood assembled the book herself and after some 80-90 copies were glued into the covers, she realized the glue wasn't working so she stapled the rest of the copies into the covers, as well as some with the glue. The copies where the stapled text block was only glued into the covers constitute the first state of the first edition, as here. THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, a collection of seven poems. According to Atwood, the edition size was 230 copies (or 250 copies as she has also stated). It was issued by John Robert Colombo's Hawkshead Press as Book One, Market Book Series (assisted by fellow poet David Donnell). This was Victoria University Professor James Andrew Carscallen's copy. Carscallen (1934-2016), who studied under Northrop Frye for his PhD and became a Vic professor in 1965, helped Atwood with some of her early manuscripts. She regarded him as a friend and inscribed books to him. On the short list of 20th century CanLit highspots, the scarce first book of Canada's best known literary author, a copy with a good pedigree and first state (80-90 copies). Binding: Softcover .

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        The Ice in the Bedroom

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket; slight dampness stain on rear of dj does not affect board; lightest soil to rear of dj; all else-clean, tight, & attractive; dj protected by new Mylar wrap.. Paul Bacon (dj art). 8 vo; black boards with author's signature in yellow on front board; spine lettering in white, yellow & red; bright yellow endpapers; 246 pp; inscribed "Cheerio! P. G. Wodehouse" on the front endpaper; laid in card stock announcement "A first edition, autographed by the author especially for the members of The First Edition Circle" from KIroch's & Bretano's the World's Largest Bookstore Chicago. The inscription "Cheerio" is rare on the signed ed. The usual inscription is "Best Wishes."

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        Rodion Raskolnikoff nach Dostojewski.

      Schweizerische Graphische Gesellschaft. 1961 - 51,5x36 cm. 1 Bl., 16 Originalholzschnitte. Lose in Originalhalbleinwandmappe mit einem montiertem Originalholzschnitt. "Jahresgabe 1959-60." - Eines von 125 numerierten Exemplaren (GA 130 Ex.). - "Die 17 Holzschnitte sind im Jahre 1926 in Basel entstanden, eine Auflage haben sie nicht erlebt, Hermann Scherer (1893-1927) hat nur ganz wenige Handexemplare gedruckt. Dagegen sind die Holstöcke erhalten. Die Mappe stellte die Buchdinderei Max Grollimund in Basel nach dem Muster der vom Künstler entworfenen und nach vorhandenen Originalmappe her."

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        The Watchman

      275 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's quarter blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine over black boards with gilt lettering to cover in original pictorial jacket. Inscribed by the author. First edition.This is an extraordinary novel-tender, grotesquely comic and frightening. Under the shadow of the state prison lies an old West Virginia river town called Adena, its peace and security sedulously watched over by Sheriff Luther Alt. Hearing his boots ring slowly down the ancient brick sidewalks, folks could feel quite safe in their beds at night. The unexpected did not happen in Adena, until the death of you Cole Blake. The son of one of the town's leading families, he is found murdered. To discover why a young man in love has been shot to death, Davis Grubb enters a dark tangle of events and human emotions. Writing with brooding power, he composes an unforgettable gallery of Adena men and women. Each of them stands distinct, and they are the sheriff's two daughters, Jill and Cris, as different from each other as the light from the dark. And the Sheriff himself, the Watchman, a man of stoic nobility. The Watchman is a poetic melodrama.Condition:Inscribed on front endpaper "For Peter Johnson - with profoundest admiration for his dedication to a noble calling and with thanks for his friendship. Always, Davis Grubb 1961" with Grubb's drawn design. Corners gently bumped. Jacket edge wear with some small chips, some loss to spine head, corners lightly chipped else a very good copy in like jacket.

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        Learned Hand Autographed Signed Letter to President Kennedy.

      1961. Autographed Signed Letter from Judge Learned Hand to President John F. Kennedy, dated May 25, 1961, suggesting Judge Irving Kaufman to be appointed to be a circuit court judge. Irving Kaufman was the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, and was awarded the Presidential medal of Freedom in 1987 by President Reagan "for his exemplary service to our country, his work as chairman of the President's commission on organized crime and his multifacted efforts to promote an understanding of the law and our legal traditions." Matted and in the original framed. The entire piece measures 11.5 inches by 13.5 inches.

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        The Inverted Forest

      The Hearst Corporation 1961 - Story appears in Cosmopolitan, Volume 150, Number 3. Published in New York by The Hearst Corporation in August 1961. Magazine very good, some staining and creasing on covers, small tears near spine, 1" tear on upper corner of rear cover, and pen mark on upper corner of front cover. Cover prices reads "35c." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dossier: Rassemblement pour l'indépendance national ou RIN (1961-1968)

      1961 - 1- 21 procès-verbaux, section Hull, du 21 avril 1961 au 26 avril 1962; 2- Constitution du RIN, 17 p.; 3- Cahier des résolutions présentées par les régions ou comtés, 28-9-66, 21 p.; 4- Règlements pour l'élection des candidats du RIN, février 1967, 5 p.; 5- 4 communiqués de presse pour la convention dans Hull en 1966 (brochés avec le précédent); 6- Un texte de M. Jean-Marc Léger, 1961, 1 p.; 7- Lettre signée de Marcel Chaput,1 p.; 8- Communiqué du RIN Outaouais sur le conflit CSN et le Conseil canadien des relations ouvrières, 1 p. (2 exemplaires); 9- RIN-Hull, L'indépendance du Québec et les intérêts ouvriers, 2 p.; 10- RIN-Hull, Communiqué sur le parti pris du journal LE Droit, 2 p.; 11- McGill est un cheval de Troie, 4 p.; 12- Le RIN face à la taxe de vente, 1 p. (3 exemplaires); 13- RIN-Outaouais, Émission de radio no 1, 4 pages (3 exemplaires); 14- Transcription de l'émission 2 plus 1 avec Pierre Bourgault, 1968, 23 p.; 15- Programme d'action et de propagande pour 1961, 6 p.; 16- RIN-Outaouais ou Hull, 13 communiqués de presse sur le district fédéral (2. ex.) (4 communiqués), la grève des professeurs (2 ex.), l'ouverture de la campagne électorale 1966 (2 ex.), le français au conseil municipal d'Aylmer (3 communiqués), le vandalisme chez Réal Caouette (2 communiqués), le maire Marcel d'Amour, la formation des jeunes rinistes.; 17- 84 documents: liste de membres, cotisations, etc. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mastering the Art of French Cooking

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1961 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        Sky Bird #2 1961-early fanzine-Forrest J Ackerman copy-Secret Origins-FN

      1961 - -One of the earliest comic book fanzines -DC superhero "Secret Origins" article by Jim Harmon -Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman -This historic fanzine is from the personal collection of Forrest J Ackerman, who was one of the organizers of science fiction and pulp fandom in the 1920's and later was editor of "Famous Monsters Of Filmdom" magazine. -It is addressed to him on the back cover and has the post mark date August 8, 1961 -Was folded for mailing Condition: FN

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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.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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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        The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - A Very Fine Copy

      London Macmillan 1961 - A first edition, first printing published by Macmillan in 1961. A very fine book (one minute bump to the front right corner) without inscriptions in a fine unclipped (publisher's repriced) dust wrapper with a minute rub to the front right corner. The best copy we have ever seen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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