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        Three Irish Poets

      Dolmen Press, Dublin 1961 - First edition. Stapled self-wrappers. (8)pp. The slightest of soiling, else fine. One of 250 copies prepared for a reading. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        El tunel. Adjunto carta original de Sabato.

      Compañía General Fabril Editora, Buenos Aires 1961 - Ernesto SABATO: El túnel. Buenos Aires, Compañía General Fabril Editora (Col. Los libros del girasol), 1961. 149p. Ejemplar firmado y dedicado por el autor a la escritora Irma Cairoli. Adjunta esquela tipeada por Sabato y firmada (ver foto). Rústica. Cartoné de editor. Buen estado (leves roces en cubiertas). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Concept of Law. (FIRST EDITION.)

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1961. - FIRST EDITION. Original cloth. Very Good+, in dust jacket. 'The Concept of Law is the most important and original work of legal philosophy written this century. First published in 1961, it is considered the masterpiece of H.L.A. Hart's enormous contribution to the study of jurisprudence and legal philosophy. Its elegant language and balanced arguments have sparked wide debate and unprecedented growth in the quantity and quality of scholarship in this area--much of it devoted to attacking or defending Hart's theories. Principal among Hart's critics is renowned lawyer and political philosopher Ronald Dworkin who in the 1970s and 80s mounted a series of challenges to Hart's Concept of Law. It seemed that Hart let these challenges go unanswered until, after his death in 1992, his answer to Dworkin's criticism was discovered among his papers' (Clarendon Press Web site). 'With the publication of The Concept of Law in 1961, Hart's reputation was assured. Although some of the book built on themes from his debates with Lon Fuller and on his earlier writings about legal language, the book represented Hart's first comprehensive effort to understand the phenomenon of law from a philosophical perspective. This effort yielded numerous insights about the nature of rules, the structure and foundations of a legal system, the sources of law, and the character of legal obligation. It was Hart's lasting achievement, and although he also did pathbreaking work on the legal enforcement of morality, on causation, on Bentham, on the nature of authority, on punishment, and on various other topics, it is The Concept of Law that is his signal work. Indeed, it is The Concept of Law that explains why Hart can be the subject of a lengthy biography and why that lengthy biography can be the topic for an essay in the Harvard Law Review' (Frederick Schauer, '(Re)taking Hart', review of Nicola Lacey, A Life of H. L. A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream, Oxford, 2004, Harvard Law Review, Vol. 119, 2006, pp. 852-883). Dworkin wrote a response to Schauer, 'Hart and the Concepts of Law' (Harvard Law Review, Issue 119, Jan. 2006, Forum 267). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die VW-Transporter / Ein VW-Achtsitzer zum Selbstbasteln / Getting Ahead with Volkswagen Trucks - Collection of 3 promotional VW booklets

      Wolkswagenwerk, Wolfsburg 1961 - Oblong quarto. [6]pp, 8 leaves, [20]pp. Original illustrated and photo-illustrated wrappers. Collection of three scarce promotional booklets depicting the various models of Volkswagen's Pick-up trucks, Panel delivery, and Kombi station wagons. The first two booklets are German, the third one is American. All three contain numerous color illustrations and technical drawings. "Die VW-Transporter" is partly creased along edges, and slightly chipped at head of spine (not affecting text or illustrations). Booklet "Ein VW-Achtsitzer zum Selbstbasteln" has creasing along spine and lower front corner. The third booklet "Getting Ahead with Volkswagen Trucks" is also partly creased along spine. Text in German (first two booklets) and in English (third booklet). Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in good to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Flykt och förvandling. Ett dikturval redigerat av Erwin Leiser. Med inledning av Johannes Edfelt.

      Stockholm, FIB:s Lyrikklubb (Tiden-Barnängen), 1961. - 76, (4) SS. Original-Pappband der Zeit. 8vo. Erste schwedische Ausgabe der 1959 als "Flucht und Verwandlung" erschienenen Gedichtsammlung. Mit eigenh. Widmung an ihren Arzt Sten Martens (1924-2007), Leiter der Psychogeriatrischen Abteilung von Beckomberga, ab 1968 Oberarzt am Krankenhaus Ralambshov: "Für Dr. Martens dem Retter in dunkler Zeit! Nelly Sachs. Ostern 1961. Beckombergasjukhus". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tropic of Cancer

      Grove Press 1961 - Near fine first US edition in a very good dust jacket, with First Printing stated on the copyright page and with original price of $7.50 still on front flap of dust jacket and slight moisture stain on bottom of inside of jacket but not visible on the outside of the jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Brèche. Action Surréaliste

      1961 - 8 volumes Paris, Le Terrain Vague, 1961-1965, in-8, 8 volumes, brochés, couvertures imprimées illustrées, SERIE COMPLETE des 8 numéros de la revue La Brèche, publiée d'octobre 1961 à novembre 1965, sous la direction d'André Breton. Illustré par Jean Benoît, Jorge Camacho, Jean-Claude Silbermann, Adrien Dax, René Magritte, Jindrich Styrsky. Contributions de Gérard Legrand, Jean Malrieu, Paul Nougé, André Breton, Malcolm de Chazal, Joyce Mansour. Très bel ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Fishing Tackle and Techniques

      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. .

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        Miró 1959-1960 [1961]

      New York: Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1961. Small folio. 24 x 32 cm. With 2 original lithographs and 6 pochoirs. One of 1275 numbered copies. The copy with the rare wrap around obi giving the correct dates 1959-1961 of the works exhibited. The title page gives the incorrect dates of 1959-1960. Mourlot, Miró Lithographs , Vol. II. , variation of no. 282 (47.5 x 96 cm.) and no. 293 (31.2 46.9 cm.) Cramer, Miró Illustrated Books, no. 69.

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        Where the Red Fern Grows; The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy

      New York: Doubleday, 1961. hardcover. fine/fine. 8vo, cloth, d.w. New YOrk: Doubleday, 1961. Later edition, (probably 1973) without statement of first edition; dust wrapper price $4.95, but signed by the author in a presentation dated 1973. Fine copy of a desirable book which was made into two films.

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        Locus Solus I-V [Complete Run]

      Lans-en-Vercors and Geneva: Locus Solus Press, 1961-1962. First Editions. Complete run of this poetry journal called "the overseas wing of the New York School...The magazine was definitely "no nonsense" from the beginning, presenting no manifestoes or editorial statements, just high-quality literature - simply and elegantly presented with care and respect" (Clay & Phillips, p.169). In addition to the editors, contributors included Frank O'Hara, Barbara Guest, André Breton, William S. Burroughs, Joseph Ceravolo, Gregory Corso, Gerard Malanga, Diane Di Prima, LeRoi Jones, and others. A difficult set to complete, since the elusive issue 5 was printed in a small run of 500 copies. KERMANI D3; MAYNARD & MILES C26-27. Five issues bound in four octavo volumes (ca.17.5-18cm); printed wrappers; 167,[1]; 205,[3]; 294,[2]; 184pp. Second (trimmed) state of issue 1, measuring 6 7/8" x 5 1/16" (per Kermani, p.98); issue 1 showing mild toning to extremities, some light external wear, and a short tear to upper front joint; Very Good+. Two faint indentations to edges on issue 2; remaining issues Near Fine.

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        Vozvrashenie iz kosmosa [Return from Space]

      Passed for press 26.1.61. Signed for publication 25.4.61. The work describes possible technical decisions for spaceships landing. With schemes and illustrations.The book passed for press before first human space-flight.After April 12 1961 the afterword about Gagarin’s flight was added and book signed for publication. It is expected in case this flight hadn’t been successful, nobody just couldn’t have known about it’s happened.Unusual edition.OCLC locates one copy only, in University of Iowa.

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      Jonathan Cape, 1961 A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket. Not price clipped but with a new price sticker affixed to corner flap, covering the printed price. Slight discoloration on endpapers. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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      Simon and Schuster, 1961. First Edition (first printing). The first novel by the author of GOOD AS GOLD and CLOSING TIME, a high-spot of twentieth century American literature which orginated the phrase "catch-22" for double-bind dilemmas -- the story that created characters such as Milo Minderbinder, Colonel Cathcart and, of course, Yossarian. Near Fine- in a VG price-clipped dust jacket. A couple of small chips at the head and foot of the dust jacket spine and a few small closed tears. Folds to the last couple of end papers. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, From its Discovery to the Present Time [Volumes 1- 29]

      N. Israel 1961-1962, Amsterdam - 22x14cm, [8364] pp, FIFTEEN [15] VOLUMES. Weighs 18.3 kilos. Volumes 1-29 bound in 15 volumes [as issued]. A facsimile reprint of the 1868-1936 editions. Vols. 20-29 are titled: "Bibliotheca Americana : A dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time. Begun by Joseph Sabin, continued by Wilberforce Eames, and completed by R. W. G. Vail for the Bibliographical Society of America". Consists of: Vol. 1 . [1-2] A.B. - Brownell [574pp]; Vol. 2. [3-4] Brownell - Costa [574pp]; Vol. 3. [5-6] Costa Rica - Franklin [573 pp]; Vol. 4. [7-8] Franklin - Huntington [574 pp]; Vol. 5. [9-10] Huntington - Mclary [574 pp]; Vol. 6.[ 11-12] McClean - Nederland [582 pp]; Vol. 7. [13-14] Nederland - Philadelphia [582 pp]; Vol. 8. [15-16] Philadelphia - Remarks [582 pp]; Vol. 9. [17-18] Remarks - Schedae Ara [581 pp]; Vol. 10. [19-20] Schedel - Smith [577 pp]; Vol. 11. [21-22] Smith to Spiritual [573 pp]; Vol. 12. [23-24] Spiritual - Ternaux-Compans [571 pp]; Vol. 13. [25-26] Ternaux- Compans - Vindex [571 pp]; Vol. 14. [27-28] Vindex - Witherspoon [571 pp]; Vol. 15. [29] Witherspoon - Zwey [305 pp]. Some minor wear. Light cover soil. Bookplates. VG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Worm And The Ring

      The First UK printing published by Heinemann in 1961. The BOOK is in near FINE condition. The binding is tight and the book is free from inscriptions and erasures. Mild bumping to the lower corners. The text block is lightly toned but the pages are clean with just some light finger marking to a very few pages. The gilt titling on the spine remains bright. Mild creasing to the lower corner tips of some pages. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. It has mild rubbing to the corners. The pink lettering is only lightly faded to the spine. The spine is only mildly toned with just a little light soiling to the lower spine edge. Small closed tear to the lower front spine fold .There is a mild toning to the edges of the flaps. The condition of the wrapper is far better than usually encountered. An exceptional copy. The John Rowland designed wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector. A very SCARCE early key BURGESS title with an interesting history:The novel was withdrawn from circulation following a libel action by Gwendoline Bustin, the secretary of Banbury Grammar School where Burgess taught in the early fifties. Several characters were recognisable as figures from the school, but only Miss Burstin, later Lady Mayoress of Banbury, objected. Heinemann agreed to 'amend all unsold copies of the book' (The Times, October 25, 1962) but actually pulped them. An extremely scarce title to find with such attributes.

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        El papel de la ayuda exterior en el desarrollo de Cuba Charlas sobre problemas economicos en el Cine-Teatro MinFAR, marzo 9 de 1961

      12mo, photographic and pictorial stapled wraps featuring a large Cuban flag and Che Guevara seated at a desk on a stage. pp 28, illus, charts. Part one (and apparently the last) of a series entitled Ciclo de Problemas Economicos - issued by MinFAR (Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces). Written by Guevara in his role as Minister of Industry, this paper lauds the increased revenue pouring in to Cuba via its Socialist and/or communist allies, namely USSR, China, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Dominican Republic, and Bulgaria (from $1m in 1958 to $500m in 1961). He stands this against the economic loss sustained by the recent severance of economic ties with the United States, concluding of course that Cuba is in a far greater position for economic development as a result. Wraps separated from stapled block, front wrap foxed, with chipping at extremities, rear wrap soiled, text clean and solid. Official stamp on last page. Rare, only one copy in libraries worldwide, according to OCLC; none in the U.S.

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        L'anglais au paradis

      First edition of the French translation, one of 15 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies.Covers very slightly sunned to head, otherwise a good copy. Denoël Paris 1961 14,5x21cm broché

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        La tête en fuite

      Denoël 1961 - - Denoël, Paris 1961, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Un accroc en pied du dos. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the French translation, one of 20 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies. One small tear to foot of spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ju Ware of the Sung Dynasty; Chun Ware of the Sung Dynasty; Kuan Ware of the Sung Dynasty. First three volumes from the series, Porcelain of the National Palace Museum

      Hong Kong: Cafa Company Limited, 1961. First printing of the first editions, 1961, 1961 and 1962. These are bilingual editions in English and in Chinese. Printed and presumed bound in Hong Kong. Cinnamon-colored buckram bindings, with crisp brown-stamped lettering to the spines and the front boards in Chinese and in English. 15.5 x 11 inches. Unbumped spine heads and tails, with sharp corners, save for moderate bumping to upper corners of Ju. Strong hinges. Ju with 55 numbered pages of text, and with 24 unnumbered pages of plates. Chun with 91 pp. and 46 plates, Kuan with 61 pp. and 31 plates. No missing text pages or plates. All plates in color, some full-page, and on glossy, heavy stock. Chun with a bit of off-setting from the pastedowns to the opposite FEPs. Else very clean copies. All three volumes with the original pictorial dust jackets, unclipped. The DJs are sunned. The Chun DJ missing a very large piece on the rear and also some smaller chips to the spine. All in all Very Good volumes in Very Good Minus DJs. Scarce in any condition. From the series, Porcelain of the National Palace Museum. The series began in 1961 and contemplated 20 volumes. The first volume of the series was Ju Ware of the Sung Dynasty, the second volume was Chun Ware and the third was Kuan Ware. Because relatively few fine pieces of these wares have survived, the specimens that have been preserved in the National Palace Museum, as well as in the National Central Museum, constitute a unique collection. Many of the plates in these volumes reflect the original colors and the original sizes. Many of the bases are also illustrated. These volumes will be highly useful to the collector and the appraiser of fine Sung wares.. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good/Very Good Minus. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Ju Ware of the Sung Dynasty, Porcelain of the National Palace Museum

      Hong Kong: Cafa Company Limited, 1961. First printing of the first edition, 1961. This is a bilingual edition in English and in Chinese. Printed and presumed bound in Hong Kong. Cinnamon-colored buckram binding, with crisp brown-stamped lettering to the spine and the front board in Chinese and in English. 15.5 x 11 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, with bottom corners gently bumped. Strong hinges. 55 numbered pages of text, with additional unnumbered pages of plates. All plates in color, some full-page, and on glossy, heavy stock. 24 plates, as called for. NOTE: pp. 26 to 42 in the Plates section, and the attendant plate pages, are present but detached from the text block, likely owing to inadequate glue application by the binder. A bit of off-setting from the pastedowns to the opposite FEPs. Else a very clean copy. With the original pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. The DJ is sunned and there is a chip at the spine head and another at the bottom edge of the front wrapper. Down-graded to Good Only on account of the loose pages, and priced accordingly. In a Very Good Minus DJ. Scarce in any condition. From the series, Porcelain of the National Palace Museum. The series began in 1961 and contemplated 20 volumes. The first volume of the series was the present volume on Ju Ware of the Sung Dynasty. Ju ware are among the greatest greenish-blue wares of all times. Because few pieces of this ware have survived, the twenty-three specimens that have been preserved in the National Palace Museum constitute a unique collection. Most of the plates in this volume reflect the original colors and the original sizes. The bases are also illustrated. This volume will be highly useful to the collector and the appraiser of fine Ju ware.. First Edition. Buckram. Good/Very Good Minus. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        Spur #6 (Spur Im Exil)

      Munchen: Spur, 1961. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Wide 4to. Controversial sixth issue of this artist magazine with four original lithographs by the members of Spur. A sharp, clean near fine copy. Disagreements over content of this issue led to the longest lawsuit in the history of German publication law.

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        Ross MacDonald Tries To Get His Daughter American Citizenship

      ALS. 1pg. 8 ½” x 11”. No date [probably March 1961]. Santa Barbara. An autograph letter signed “Kenneth Millar” three times. It is addressed to the Register-General of Ontario: “My daughter Linda Jane Millar is applying for a certificate of derivative U.S. citizenship, and needs two documents which I trust you can supply. 1) Her own birth certificate. Linda was born in Toronto on June 18, 1939. 2) Her parents marriage certificate. My wife and I, Kenneth and Margaret Sturm Millar, were married in London, Ontario, on June 2, 1938. If there is a fee for this service, please inform me and I shall rush it to you. Thank you for your trouble. Yours truly, Kenneth Millar”. His wife was Canadian, thus the letter. His daughter Linda died in 1970.

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        A los toros" mit Picasso.

      (Monte Carlo), André Sauret, (1961). - Erste dt. Ausgabe. - Druck der eigens für dieses Werk geschaffenen Lithographien bei Mourlot in Paris. - Schuber leicht berieben bzw. bestoßen u. mit kl. Gelenkeinriß, sonst schönes Exemplar. - Goeppert/Cramer 113; Bloch 1014-1017; Bloch, Livres 108; Mourlot 346, 348-350. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Qu.-4°. Mit 4 (1 farb.) Orig.-Lithographien u. 103 tlw. farb. Abbildungen von Pablo Picasso. 153 (1) S., Illustr.-OLwd. in illustr. OPp.-Schuber. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Winter of Our Discontent [Limited Edition]

      New York: Viking Press, 1961. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 500 copies printed and specially bound for friends of the author and publisher. Octavo; navy blue cloth with bevelled edges, titled and blocked in gilt and black on spine; dustjacket; 311pp. Hint of a forward lean, else very Near Fine. The unclipped dustjacket is lightly edgeworn, else Near Fine without sunning to spine. Original printed cellophane jacket is lightly shelfworn, with some splitting along the flap folds; Very Good+. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A38a.

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        New York World's Fair 1964 - 1965

      New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation, New York 1961 - Poster. 43 x 28 inches. This classic travel poster by Robert "Bob" Peak is copyrighted to 1961, 1962 and was issued by the New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation. Presented by Unisphere and United States Steel, it features a beautiful illustration depicting the spherical stainless steel Unisphere representing the globe in the background and a family of four in the foreground with a young girl holding balloons while the father is filming with a camera. The poster is in good condition with minor edge wear and some water stains over the bottom margin. Robert "Bob" M. Peak (1927 - 1992) was an American illustrator from Wichita, Kansas, most famous for his movie posters. Although he majored in Geology, he later joined the Art Center College of Design in L.A. His early work as an illustrator in the advertising industry appeared in many magazines. His movie poster work started with his poster design for the film West Side Story. Some of his popular work includes movie posters for My Fair Lady, Rollerball, Superman, Star Trek and some James Bond films. This is a beautiful example of his advertising work.

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      - Seuil, Paris 1961, 13,5x20,5cm, broché. - Edizione Collettiva, uno dei 15 esemplari numerati sul filo puro solo importanti documenti. Nizza copia. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire. Rare.

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      Olympia Press 1961 - The first edition, published by the Olympia Press as volume number 87 in the Traveller's Companion series. Original price to rear wrapper over- stamped by publisher with new price. Bound in green wrappers displaying a bit of fade, a little more pronounced to the spine than to the rest of the book. A very sharp, unworn example of this extremely uncommon title. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The World on the Wane.

      New York: Criterion Books, 1961. First American edition. Octavo, original brown boards with titles to the spine in gilt. Inscribed by Claude Levi-Strauss on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light wear to the extremities.

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        Revolutionary Road

      1961. First Edition . YATES, Richard. Revolutionary Road. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown / Atlantic Monthly, (1961). Octavo, original half red cloth, original dust jacket. $2800.First edition of YatesÂ’ explosive debut novel, named “the Great Gatsby of our time” by Vonnegut.Revolutionary Road, Richard YatesÂ’ groundbreaking first novel, “creates an indelible portrait of lost promises and mortgaged hopes” in suburban America, and has been critically praised for possessing “an intensity that excites the readerÂ’s compassion as well as his interest” (New York Times). A National Book Award finalist in 1962, the novel was hailed by Tennessee Williams as “intensely, and brilliantly alive. If more is needed to make a masterpiece in modern American fiction, I am sure I donÂ’t know what it is.” A fine copy.

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        Two mimeograph invitations to La Monte Young's first performance in Yoko Ono's loft, May 19 and 20, 1961

      Yoko Ono, New York 1961 - Two vintage mimeograph flyers, one doubling as a program, for the legendary first performance evening devoted entirely to the music of La Monte Young at Yoko Ono's loft, marking both Young's formal performance debut and the seventh performance in Ono's loft. Young had participated as one performer among several in an earlier performance (December 1960) at the loft.The first flyer shows detail of the evening's works, which include one piece from the Composition 1960 series, and all 29 pieces from Composition 1961, with an intermission. The Composition 1960 piece was conceptual, whereas all the Composition 1961 pieces were musical works performed by Young and Robert Dunn.The performance and the compositions were both an outgrowth of Young's foundational work during 1960, when he studied with John Cage and Richard Maxfield in New York. Both leaves 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm), "ditto" style mimeograph, and both are Near Fine and unfolded.

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        The Ice In The Bedroom

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961 - First Edition; preceding the English edition by several months. Inscribed by Wodehouse; very good to fine in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Feste religiose in Sicilia

      Leonardo da Vinci, Piccolo Orizzonte, 1961. Testo di Leonardo Sciascia. Fotografie in bianco e nero di Ferdinando Scianna. Brevi note alle immagini a cura del fotografo. 16mo. pp. 222. . Ottimo (Fine). . Prima edizione (First edition). . Il volume raccoglie una scelta di immagini scattate da Scianna tra il 1961 e il 1964, che raccontano il mondo popolare di quegli anni, ritraendo i siciliani alle prese con le loro feste. Le celebrazioni religiose, secondo l?interpretazione di Sciascia, più che una connotazione metafisica e spirituale ne avevano una materialista: ''che cosa è una festa religiosa in Sicilia? Sarebbe facile rispondere che è tutto, tranne che una festa religiosa (. . .) È, innanzitutto, una esplosione esistenziale. Poiché è soltanto nella festa che il siciliano esce dalla sua condizione di uomo solo''. E? questo aspetto che si riscontra in pieno negli scatti di Scianna: atti quali il trascinare la lingua a terra o procedere a ginocchioni erano il prezzo per ottenere una certa grazia. Ma i siciliani secondo Sciascia sono un popolo pieno di contraddizioni, e Scianna lo documenta con la ripresa dei riti della settimana santa in cui nei volti di uomini e donne si percepisce lo stupore e la commozione vera per il dolore di una madre. Le immagini intense e drammatiche di donne velate, di incappucciati in processione, di penitenti seminudi in pellegrinaggio sull?Etna, di bambini offerti alla benedizione del sacerdote fecero vincere al libro il prestigioso Premio Nadar.

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        The Lagoon and Other Stories: signed copy

      The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1961 - Reprint of Frame's first book. Small octavo hardcover; red/green boards with purple spine titling; 123pp. Inscribed and dated by the author on front endpaper. Minor wear; board spine very slightly faded with minimal wear to extremities; offsetting to endpapers; toned text block edges with one or two spots on top edge. Decorated dustwrapper with browning especially along spine; three tiny perforations on spine (possible insect damage). Very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.

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        „A los toros“ mit Picasso.

      (Monte Carlo), André Sauret, (1961). Qu.-4°. Mit 4 (1 farb.) Orig.-Lithographien u. 103 tlw. farb. Abbildungen von Pablo Picasso. 153 (1) S., Illustr.-OLwd. in illustr. OPp.-Schuber. Erste dt. Ausgabe. - Druck der eigens für dieses Werk geschaffenen Lithographien bei Mourlot in Paris. - Schuber leicht berieben bzw. bestoßen u. mit kl. Gelenkeinriß, sonst schönes Exemplar. - Goeppert/Cramer 113; Bloch 1014-1017; Bloch, Livres 108; Mourlot 346, 348-350. Versand D: 12,00 EUR

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        Kriegstagebuch des Oberkommandos der Wehrmacht 1940-1945 (Wehrmachtführungsstab). 4 Bände in 7 einzelnen Teilbänden ( = Alles Erschienene ).

      ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1961 - 1965 ) Mit 1285 1464 16611940 Seiten. Mit einigen Tabellen sowie teils ausfattbaren Karten. Jeweils in Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und rotem, goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen, Groß8 ( 23,5 x 16,5 cm ). Einbände teils minimal fleckig, 3 Bände am schmalen Enbandrücken etwas berieben - sonst von insgesamt sehr guter Erhaltung. Zusammen 7 Bände ( so vollständig ) ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 7500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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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]

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        Public Papers of Harry S Truman 1945-53

      1961. First Edition . Signed. TRUMAN, Harry S. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Harry S. Truman. Containing the Public Messages, speeches, and Statements of the President, April 12 to December 31, 1945. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1961-66. Eight volumes. Large octavo, original gray cloth. $1850.First editions of the complete eight volumes of Truman's Presidential messages, speeches, and statements, inscribed in Volume I by President Truman beneath the frontispiece portrait, ""To: Edward John Pfeiffer, From: Harry S. Truman.""The Public Papers of Harry S. Truman was issued in a total of eight volumes, from 1961 to 1966. Clearly 1945, the volume inscribed by Truman, was a pivotal year for both Truman and the United States, as he led the nation through the end of World War II, including the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the United States' rebuilding efforts in Europe and Asia after the war, as well as the beginning of tensions with the Soviet Union that would ultimately grow into the Cold War. These volumes were all issued without dust jackets. Near-fine condition.

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      London: Heinemann, [1961]., 1961. First edition. First edition. First English language edition. Originally published in Sweden in 1960. Fine in dust jacket with minor restoration to head of spine. Set in a leper village in the Belgian Congo of Africa, a stranger arrives who has gone through a stage of mutilation of the mind, not the body.

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        Valitud Partiid 1931-1958

      Eesti Riiklik Kirjastus, Tallinn 1961 - 485 pages with diagrams, plates and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") issued in grey cloth with black and white cover and black lettering to spine and white and red lettering to pictorial cover. signed First edition. Paul Keres was born in Narva on 7 January 1916. At the University of Tartu, he studied mathematics from 1938 to 1941. In 1935, he became the Estonian chess champion for the first time. In the years 1936-1940, Keres was the editor-in-chief of the journal "Estonian Chess". Paul Keres first appeared in the international chess arena in the mid-1930s, and remained a prominent figure there for years. In 1938, he shared the first place with Fine in the memorable AVRO tournament, but after additional calculations Paul Keres was announced the winner. However, the title match with Alekhine did not follow. After the war, he was eclipsed by Botvinnik, though still retaining his place among the world's top class players. By the end of the 1950s, he was the strongest chess player in the world (at least, as revealed by the performance ratios calculated post factum, by the ELO ratings). He fell short, by a whisker, of the chance to compete for the title of World Champion. That right was snatched away, in sequence, by Tal and Petrosian. Chess Olympics in Helsinki in 1952 Chess Olympics in Helsinki in 1952. Paul Keres playing for the Soviet Union team on the first board. In the years 1953-1962, Keres shared second and fourth place once, and placed second three times. This earned him the droll title "Forever Second". Keres remained among the world's best competing chess players until the mid-1960s. And even after that, he was still able to achieve remarkable results. In 1959 and 1962, Paul Keres wasnamed Estonia's best sportsman of the year. At the Chess Olympics, Paul Keres received a team gold medal seven times. At the Chess Olympics in Nice in 1974, a prposal was made to set up Paul Keres as the candidate for FIDE president. One of the initiators, the well-known chess-player Milunka Lazarevi� asked Keres, "How much can you independently, without Moscow, make decisions?" The answer was, "Independently, I can only write books�". In the Soviet Union time, sports, just like the arts were politicised. This meant that an athlete's (or chess player's) career was very dependent upon the opinions and decisions of Party and government bureaucrats. Keres's funeral 1975 Paul Keres's funeral in 1975 In 1975, the great Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres died suddenly at the age of 59. This perennial world championship contender, was, for the remarkably long span of thirty years (ca. 1936-1965), among the top ten chess players in the world. Since the year 1969, an annual chess tournament named after Keres has been held in Tallinn. Starting in 1976, it has been called the Paul Keres Memorial. There are also a number of chess clubs and festivals named after him. Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history, a leading contender for the World Championship for a third of a century, and perhaps the strongest player to have never played a match for the World Championship. Thanks to his modesty, honesty, and open-minded approach to chess, Keres was respected and loved by not only his fellow Estonians, but also by chess enthusiasts the world over. An interesting fact is that Paul Keres is probably the only chess player whose portrait is on a banknote - the Estonian five kroon bill. Condition: Corners bumped, light edge wear, offset darkening to paste down and end papers. Jacket corners and spine ends chipped, spin 1/2 inch chip in spine affecting title, light edge wear with some closed tears. A very good copy in about a very good jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA,IOBA,TxBA]
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