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      LA TRIBUNA, PIACENZA 1961 - GALASSIA ITALIANO N. 10 della collana, traduzione di G.Samaja, pagine brunite ai bordi e con lieve fioritura, brossura editoriale illustrata, ingiallita, con fioritura e segni di usura ai bordi ed al dorso, fioritura anche ai tagli

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Silence (First Edition, inscribed to Ellsworth Snyder)

      Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. Beautifully and cryptically inscribed by Cage to longtime friend Ellsworth Snyder, on the printed front endpaper: "'for' Ellsworth Snyder [1] (and our shared devotion to Gertrude) 'in memory of my having ridden past there' in a VW microbus * 'when I was' 50** 'years old.' / John Cage / New Orleans 1963." Footnotes imbedded in the inscription above read as follows: "[1] Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, President of Mills College / * 'on a bicycle' / ** '13'." Additionally signed by David Tudor on the front pastedown, with a page of his holograph performance notes laid in. Also laid in is a two-page carbon typescript of composer Toshi Ichiyanagi's instructions for his composition, Sapporo. Snyder performed the composer's work on many occasions, perhaps most infamously at Cage's much-protested 1965 appearance at the University of Illinois: "At one point [Snyder] crawled under the piano, made a show of carefully marking a precise point on the under-body of the instrument with a tape measure, then hit that spot with a mallet. Even more provocative for that particular audience, he had planted a loose piano string in the instrument, and after striking an unusually percussive chord he slowly pulled the ostensibly broken string out of the piano. By this time the audience was screaming and throwing objects at the stage." (Johanne Rivest, In Advance of the Avant Garde: John Cage at the University of Illinois, 1952-69, 1999). Snyder interviewed Cage, wrote the first doctoral thesis on him in 1970, contributed the Cage timeline to Richard Kostelanetz's monograph, John Cage, authored several other works on the composer, and was the dedicatee of Cage's piece, ONE. David Tudor was Cage's premiere interpreter and performer in the 1960s. He gave the premiere of Cage's Music of Changes, Concerto For Piano and Orchestra and the notorious 4'33". Cage said that many of his pieces were written either specifically for Tudor to perform or with him in mind. The two worked closely together on many of Cage's pieces, both works for piano and electronic pieces. Upon Cage's death in 1992, Tudor took over as music director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Among many works created for the company, Tudor composed Soundings: Ocean Diary (1994), the electronic component of Ocean, which was conceived by John Cage and Merce Cunningham. At the time of this inscription (1963), Snyder was teaching music at Tulane University. Though not specifically dated, this book was almost certainly inscribed on April 8th, 1963 when Cage performed with Tudor (and others) at Dixon Hall Auditorium in New Orleans. Along with Ichiyanagi's Sapporo, Tudor that night also performed Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music, as well as Christian Wolff's For 5 or 10 Players. The page of Tudor's notes, however, seems to best refer to Cage's Variation II, which the pianist also regularly performed on tour in 1963. A superb association. Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket has just a touch of the usual rubbing.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        British Empire Before the American Revolution (Complete 15 volume set in jackets)

      New York: Knopf, 1961-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 15 volume complete set. Near fine. New York: Knopf, 1958-1970. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Notes: 1-3. Provincial characteristics and sectional tendencies in the era preceding the American crisis.6-8 The great war for the Empire.9-13. The triumphant Empire.1. Great Britain and Ireland.2. The Southern plantations.3. The Northern plantations.4. North America, South of the Great Lakes region. 1748-1754.5. The great Lakes frontier, Canada, the West Indies, India. 1748-1754.6. The years of defeat, 1754-1757.7 The victorious years, 1758-1760.8. The culmination, 1760-1763.9. New responsibilities within the enlarged Empire, 1763-1766.10. Thunder-clouds gather in the West, 1763-1766.11. The rumbling of the coming storm 1766-1770.12. Britain sails into the storm, 1770-1776.14. A bibliographical guide to the history of The British Empire 1748-1776.15. A guide to manuscripts relating to the history of the British Empire 1748-1776. <br> This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1961. Octavo. Original dark brown boards, titles to spine gilt, skeletal hand design on front board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine rolled, small mark to bottom edge, an excellent copy in the jacket with small nicks to spine ends, small tape repair to verso. First edition, first impression. Ian Fleming's novel Thunderball incorporated material from an unproduced screenplay he had worked on in 1958 in collaboration with Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, and Ivar Bryce, with the result that Fleming found himself in a well-publicised case in the High Court defending himself against McClory's accusations of plagiarism, though Fleming and McClory eventually settled out of court.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ohne Titel. Farblithographie. 1961. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert, links nummeriert 14/50.

      - 67 : 29,7 cm auf getöntem Arches 73 : 56 cm. Unten rechts mit Widmung des Künstlers in Kugelschreiber: &#132;For Pierre - my Buddy / Paul April 9, 1961". - Das Papier mit Wasserzeichen Arches und dem Wasserzeichen des Künstlers mit Name und Datum: PAUL JENKINS / 3 Mars / 3 Avril 1961". - Papier leicht gebräunt und verso mit alten Montagespuren. Sprache: en

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat & Galerie]
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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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        THE SPICE- BOX OF EARTH. Drawings: Frank Newfeld.

      McClelland & Stewart: Toronto, 1961. Octavo, black cloth spine gilt lettered and decorated boards printed in black, red and light olive with picture of Cohen on the front panel, red patterned endpapers, pp (x), (102), some lettering and illustrations in text printed in red and light olive. Light yellowing to page edges, a fine copy. The black matte dust jacket has dulling to the gilt spine lettering, as usual; minute rubbing to spine ends and outer corners; nick to upper edge of rear flap; else a fine example, no nicks or tears to the die-cut window. A lovely copy of this handsome book, designed and illustrated by Frank Newfeld, Canada's best commercial book designer in his time. The poet's second book, first from a commercial publisher. Contains "As the Mist Leaves No Scar", one of Cohen's most beautiful love poems. Superiour copies such as this one have become scarce on the market. #35 in the Literary Review of Canada list of the 100 most important Canadian books - "Spice-Box contains a dozen of Canada's finest love lyrics". Binding: Hardcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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      New York: Holt, Rinehart &amp; Winston, [1961].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The last (and one of the more uncommon) book published from 1952 to 1961 as part of the classic Winston SF series. Touch of fading to spine panel, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine first printing dust jacket (34 titles listed on the rear panel) with some light rubbing at upper spine end and corners and light fading to spine panel. (#137060)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Ian Fleming – Thunderball – First UK Edition 1961 – FINE COPY

      London: Cape, 1961. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1961. A fine book without inscriptions. In a fine clipped dust wrapper. The spine shows NONE of the usual browning and chipping, with minimal rubbing (one minute mark to rear flap) - one of the best copies we have seen in a while. Richard Chopping

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        THE SPICE- BOX OF EARTH. Drawings: Frank Newfeld (SIGNED)

      McClelland & Stewart: Toronto, 1961. The simultaneous paper issue. Octavo, card covers with attached black dust jacket. pp (x), (102), some lettering and illustrations in text printed in red and light olive. Small soft bruise to outer corners of some leaves, else fine. Dust jacket has some moderate rubbing and nicks to edges of panels; minor rubbing to spine folds. rubbing and very small chip to lower outer corner of front panel; small rubbed spot and small chip to front flap fold; one small, scarcely noticable, corner tear to the die-cut window on front panel; VG otherwise. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (simple ink signature on title page). A handsome book, designed and illustrated by Frank Newfeld, Canada's best commercial book designer in his time. The late poet's second book, first from a commercial publisher. Contains "As the Mist Leaves No Scar", one of Cohen's most beautiful love poems. #35 in the Literary Review of Canada list of the 100 most important Canadian books - "Spice-Box contains a dozen of Canada's finest love lyrics".Signed copies are now uncommon on the market. Binding: Softcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        String Quartet No. 2 (1959) Set of Parts/Miniature - Streichquartett Stimmens...

      1961. Broschiert Unbenutztes Exemplar. - A-Stempel auf dem Vorblatt - Neupreis: 47,95 12617 auf 132

      [Bookseller: Musikhaus Vollberg]
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        Rabbit, Run

      Alfred Knopf, New York 1961 - Rabbit, Run by John Updike. First edition in first issue dust jacket. Publisher: Alfred Knopf, New York, 1961. First edition so stated on the copyright page. Dust jacket is in very good condition, wear to the top and bottom of the spine. V chip to back top of jacket. Jacket is not price clipped with a price of $4.00. First issue jacket with 18 lines on the back flap. Binding is in very good plus condition. Contents clean. Owner&#146;s signature and date on ffep. 307 pages. 5 ½ x 8 ¼ inches. Inventory #17-103. Price: $500. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        Eigenh. Briefkarte mit U. ("Heimito").

      O. O., 20. III. 1961. - ¾ S. Qu.-8vo. An Friedrich Qualtinger, den Vater Helmut Qualtingers: "Verzeih', lieber Friedrich, dass wir Deine und Ida's Grüße so spät erst, aber nicht weniger herzlich erwidern! Inzwischen jedoch kann schon gemeldet werden, dass es mir erheblich besser geht; die Stimme kehrt merklich wieder; auch hab' ich hier auf dem Lande in den letzten 14 Tagen bereits lebhaften Kontakt mit allen meinen Arbeiten neuerlich gewonnen [.]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf, "von Doderer" darin e. gestrichen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Kaddish and Other Poems: 1958-1960.

      San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1961. First edition, later printing. Small octavo, original wrappers as issued. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Richard Lautz with thanks for hospitality Allen Ginsberg LaSalle Nov. 2, 1978." Ginsberg has added a large drawing opposite his inscription and initials. In very good condition, with the recipients notes throughout the text. Allen Ginsberg's "Kaddish," a poem about the death of his mother, Naomi, is one of his major works.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Azerbaidzhanskii Kover.

      Baku/Leningrad, 1961 - 120 Texts. 190 S/W-, 49 Farbtafeln und 23 Textabb. Inhaltsangabe der Einleitung in deutscher Sprache. Vol. I. Grundlegendes Werk zum Azerbaidjanischen Teppich. ru Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 36 x 45 cm. OLwd. mit Goldprägung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandbuchhandlung Kurt Götz]
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        Franny and Zooey

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1961 - Uncorrected galleys. String-tied in unprinted gray wrappers with applied paper title label. Printed rectos only. Slight crease on the front wrap, modest age-toning, else near fine, with the title handwritten on the spine as "Franny and Zooy" [sic]. Laid in are a press release, a publicity statement to booksellers, and a seasonal pamphlet reviewing the book. The press release, on Little, Brown stationery, is interesting as it details an August publication date (the book was eventually published in September) and also announces that the book would contain an introduction by Salinger (the little additional text that he reluctantly provided was used on the jacket flaps and there is no introduction within the book itself). Additionally, these galleys lack the dedication page added to the published book. By the late 1950s Salinger had become so disillusioned with the marketing practices of publishers that he broke all ties with his English publisher after they allowed *Nine Stories* to be published with a garish cover. With Little, Brown he stipulated that there would be no advance publicity for the book, that it would have simple and understated art design, and that Salinger himself would provide the jacket text. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Gesichter. 10 Original-Lithographien von Thomas Bayrle und Bernhard Jäger.

      Auflage 100 Exemplare. Schmal klein 4. 15 unpaginierte Doppelblatt. OEnglisch-Broschur. Umschlag etwas angestaubt, am Rücken überhalb des Rückentitels kleine, unscheinbare Fehlstelle im Umschlag, untere Falz gering angerissen. Sonst noch sehr gutes Exemplar des empfindlichen Bandes. Nummer 91 von 100 handschriftlich nummerierten und von Bayrle und Jäger signierten Exemplaren. Enthält je 5 teils farbige Originallithographien der beiden Künstler, deren Steine nach Drucklegung abgeschliffen wurden. Die Arbeiten Thomas Bayrles hier noch mit einer informellen Grundhaltung, die aber bereits serielle Ansätze erkennen läßt. Erste Publikation Bayrles ein Jahr nach Beendigung seines Studiums an der Werkkunstschule Offenbach, wo er das Handwerk des radierens und lithographierens erlernte. 1961 gründete er zusammen mit Bernhard Jäger die Gulliver-Presse und betätigte sich zunächst auch als Drucker und Verleger von Künstlerbüchern. [Vgl. Reske 170]. Sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido]
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        James and the Giant Peach

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1961 - Young James, orphaned, escapes his rotten aunts due to the intervention of a mysterious little man with a bag of magic little green things, a peach of surprising proportions, and its remarkable inhabitants. Basis of the semi-animated 1996 film. True first edition (first printing) with five-line colophon in rear (Bound by H. Wolff, paper supplier listed), no ISBN on jacket, $3.95 flap price. Hardcover, full red cloth, gilt spine titling, blindstamped decoration on front; top edge yellow, green endsheets. Light wear to book, upper corners bumped, spine dull, light fading to spine & top edge; jacket lightly stained, chipped & torn, missing about three inches from the lower spine and less than an inch from the upper spine; a few lower corners dogeared, seemingly by accident. Text clean; [8], [119] pages + colophon & four full-color illustrations. Size: 7½" by 10¼" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookworks [MWABA, IOBA]]
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        Le Picador. Famous Lithograph of Pablo Picasso in 24 colors for "A los toros" on woven paper, Mourlot Frères in Paris, first and only edition, unsigned, but dated 1961

      Paris: Mourlot Frères first and only edition 1961 - original lithograph of Pablo Picasso (dated in the stone, but not signed) in 24 different colors, verso blank, created by the artist exclusively for his work "A los Toros", executed on the presses of Mourlot Frères in Paris under the careful supervision of the artist himself directly from the painting of Pablo Picasso on stone on strong woven paper (vinil), paper size ca. 24,5 x 31,5 cm, strong impression on clean paper, rare copy in excellent condition 2100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: historicArt Antiquariat & Kunsthandlung]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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      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..

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Rosebud Books]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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