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        A Marianne Moore Reader

      New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First edition. 1 vols. Large 8vo. Orange cloth, spine stamped in gold (slightly dulled). Near fine copy, without jacket. First edition. 1 vols. Large 8vo. Inscribed to the Kirsteins, "who make life lovable" Inscribed on the flyleaf:"For Lincoln and Fidelma"Whose quaint ways"cure one's myopia and"make life lovable"from Marianne"November 1, 1961" Abbott A18.a1

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      Routledge, London/Columbia Univ. N.Y. 1961 - A very fine eight volume set in very fine jackets/brodart covered. This is a very nice set in like new condition. A crisp, clean set. No bumped corners to any of the books. No tears to jackets. Although, one or two might have a tiny nick to edge. Sixth printing. = WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH USPS TRACKING. == WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 35 YEARS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Death Chant

      np, 1961. Np: 1964. Offset lithograph on glassine in two sections, one 7 1/2 x 8", and one 4 x 8". . A bass clef score with notes. Signed and dated by Young at a later date (1973?), who has added a copyright date of 1964. Provenance: from the collection of Jackson Mac Low via the trade. The score for this piece, that was composed on the occasion of the death of Jackson Mac Low and Iris Lezak's child in 1961. This sheet was signed as a later date, with the copyright added, perhaps for publication. The piece is a landmark in the history of minimalism, the low tones reminiscent of Tibetan chant. As Potter points out , this was the only early period Young piece to use staff notation aside from Composition 1969 #7, and was the last fully notated work until Chronos Kristalla in 1990. We believe that this was printed for inclusion in the first Fluxus Box, though we've not compared copies physically. The copy pictured on the Fondazione Bonnotto website shows a third piece of glassine which includes three more bars of notation, not included here, though this copy doesn't bear the hole punches that the FB copy shows. Perhaps incomplete, but rare; intriguing with the signature and copyright. Very good with some moderate toning to the glassine.

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        21 Avant Garde Film Makers [Filmmakers] (Original poster for the 1961 event)

      New York: The Living Theatre, 1961. Vintage small letterpress poster for an event held at The Living Theatre (and curated by Cinema 16) showcasing short films by 21 avant-garde filmmakers. A seminal event, held at the peak of the New York underground filmmaking movement. Featured at the screening were works by both American and foreign directors, including Georges Franju, Malcolm McClaren, Agnes Varda, La Monte Young, Stan Brakhage, Jack Smith, and many others. 10 x 14 inches, two-color letterpress. Some light offsetting at the top portion, tiny stain at the bottom edge, a couple of short closed tears. Very Good plus overall.

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        Ponce Pilate

      Gallimard 1961 - - Gallimard, Paris 1961, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on vélin pur fil paper, the only large paper copies. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        More Country Walks In Herts And Essex

      Bishops Stortford And District Footoaths Associati 1961 - 1961. First Edition. 47 pages. Beige pictorial cover with black lettering. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Binding has remained firm. Card is lightly rub worn and thumbed with some light shelf wear to edges and corners, creases to corners. With some tanning to spine and edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        George Bernard Shaw

      London: The Bodley Head, 1961 red boards, gold letters,tan color dust jacket, 296 pgs.

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        [The Blofeld Trilogy, comprising] Thunderball; [with] On Her Majesty's Secret Service; [and] You Only Live Twice

      London: Jonathan Cape [through 1964], 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. Richard Chopping. Three fine first impressions, First Issue or First State, of the author's eighth, tenth, and eleventh novels (Blofeld is absent from the ninth, The Spy Who Loved Me) in the iconic, correct-issue dust jackets illustrated by Richard Chopping. Uniformly bound octavos in publisher's dark brown Type C cloth stamped with gold or silver foil. 253,[1]; 288; 255,[1]pp. Thunderball: Binding A (spine stamped with gold foil). Skeletal hand motif blind-stamped on upper board. Fine (very light, faint speckling to fore-edge and one page, otherwise crisp, clean, apparently unread); Near Fine or better price-clipped jacket (brief edge-wear). Gilbert A9a(1.1). OHMSS: Binding A. Upper board with white serpentine ski track stamped on upper board. About Fine (partially erased manuscript ex libris to head of front free end paper) and only lightly read; about Fine jacket (lightly faded red lettering to spine panel, perimeter of back panel slightly toned), priced 16s. Gilbert A11a(1.1). YOLT: Binding A. Seven Japanese characters stamped vertically in gilt to upper board, bamboo-patterned end papers. Fine, unmarked and unblemished throughout, probably unread; Fine jacket, without toning or fading, priced 16s. Gilbert A12a(1.1). Withal, a handsome, collectible set. Perhaps the most emotionally intense of Ian Fleming's thrillers, these three novels feature Bond's archenemy: the supervillain and criminal mastermind with aspirations of world domination, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. In Thunderball, Fleming sketches Blofeld early life, first as Nazi collaborator, then on the Allied side before disappearing in South America and founding Spectre, the global criminal syndicate and terrorist organization that threatens to destabilize the world with two hijacked atomic bombs. In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Blofeld goes underground in Switzerland, in the guise of the Comte Balthazar de Bleuchamp, but Bond tracks the Spectre chief to his stronghold in the Alps and defeats his biological warfare scheme to destroy Britain's agricultural economy. Blofeld retaliates, killing Bond's new wife, Contessa Teresa “Tracy” di Vicenzo, and throwing Bond into a tailspin that nearly destroys him before he exacts his revenge in You Only Live Twice. Note: 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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        Günter Haese Verzeichnis der Skulpturen [Gebundene Ausgabe] Herwig Guratzsch Jens Ch Jensen Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmeseen Schloss Gottorf Die ersten Plastiken Günter Haeses entstanden

      Die ersten Plastiken Günter Haeses entstanden ab 1961/62 in seinem Atelier, und bereits 1964 nahm er mit drei seiner filigranen Drahtskulpturen an der documenta III. teil. Sie überzeugten und begeisterten Fachwelt und Besucher durch ihre poetische Ausstrahlung und perfekt-unperfekte Machart, die kunstvoll die Balance hielt zwischen professioneller Präzision und einer gewollt linkisch anmutenden Unmittelbarkeit in Konstruktion und Gesamterscheinung. Günter Haeses ungewöhnliche Spielart der Plastik, die das vorliegende Verzeichnis seiner Skulpturen erstmals in seiner ganzen Breite präsentiert, entstand am Ende des Informel und den letzten Wirkungen dieses Stils. Von diesen Voraussetzungen und Grundlagen aus entwickelte und vertiefte er sein Werk über nun fast vierzig Jahre hin kontinuierlich, mit anhaltender Intensität und artistischer Perfektion. Haeses Bilddenken ging dabei stets von stereometrischen Grundvorstellungen ausKubus, Quader, Kugel und Zylinder bestimmen jeweils die Großform, hinzu kommen deren Abwandlungen beziehungsweise deren Reduktionen wie Kugelhalbschalen, Glockenkörper, Zylinderscheiben, Hauben, dazu konvexe oder konkave Aus- oder Einbuchtungen. Diesen Großformen zugeordnet sind plastische Kleinelemente wie Uhrteile, Spiralfeder Autor: Günter Haese geboren 1924 in Kiel. 1950-1957 Besuch der Staatlichen Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. Mitstudent Joseph Beuys. 1964 Einzelausstellung im Museum of Modern Art, New York. 1966 Deutscher Beitrag auf der Biennale Venedig. Theater Kunstgeschichte Kunststile Haese, Günter Bildende Kunst Itten, Johannes ISBN-10 3-7757-1249-6 / 3775712496 ISBN-13 978-3-7757-1249-1 / 9783775712491 Hrsg. Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmeseen Schloss Gottorf, o.J (2002). Kl.-4. 158 S., 1 Bl. Ill. OPappbd. Verz. 375 Arbeiten, alle abgebildet. Werkverzeichnis Günter Haese Verzeichnis der Skulpturen [Gebundene Ausgabe] Herwig Guratzsch Jens Ch Jensen

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        The Archive of a Champion Drag Racer

      N.p.: Various locations, `, c. 1961-1975. Photographs uniformly near fine to fine; working notes and other ephemeral material very good to near fine.. Extensive archive of photographs and drag racing ephemera, all of which belonged to and documents the work of Jan Riedel. Contents include 252 loose photographs (143 color, 109 black and white: 232 snapshots, 20 enlargements), 30 film negatives, 20 pencil and ink drawings of various sizes, approximately 200 racing time slips and certificates, 150 advertising and event stickers, approximately 80 invoices, 40 ticket stubs and participant passes, and 8 NHRA Rule Booklets. The material foremost documents several design iterations of "Frustration", Riedel's drag race car, as well as the actual races, most notably at the 1964 NHRA Nationals held at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The archive demonstrates the unique process of engineering, graphic artistry, and personal self-invention that created the many iterations of Jan Riedel's "Frustration" drag race car. In the endless modifications, tweaks, and improvements, drag racing epitomizes the ingenious, and competitive individuality that fueled drag racing, especially in the postwar era. The drawings and photographs especially document a personal view of this distinctly American subculture.

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        Rare legendary Moshe Dayan handwritten article regarding the 5th Israeli Parliament elections of 1961. Dayan expresses his views regarding the upcoming elections and analyzes the future odds and various scenarios concerning the parties that will participate in the future government. "I won't be mistaking if I said that the intention is to make a minority become a majority and the majority to become a minority . . ."

      1961. "In part, the letter reads, ""The elections coming on august 15th were designed for the election of a Knesset and formation of a Government, which will run the state in the next 4 years . . . The corner stone for these declarations was placed before the announcement of the dissolving of the Knesset. When ""Mapam"" and . . . and following them the Progressives announced that they will not seat in a government headed by David Ben Gurion they did not say whether it was a temporary sanction or a lifetime ban, but it was obviously refreshing moment in our democratic way of life, not the electors are the ones who determine the elected representatives, the . . . do. Meaning, those who elected Bentov Ben-Aharon and Rozen, those who did not see Ben Gurion as their representative, they are the ones who have right to decide who stands at the head of ""MAPAY"" (Labor party) and who praise the current election system . . . This coalition gave us three constructive achievements, a boycott on Ben Gurion as prime minister, premature elections and calling the Knesset for emergency gatherings to make it a stage for campaign speeches but this new-born coalition is still at its prime and its future is ahead of it . . . The labor party's candidate list and candidate order for the 5th Knesset hasn't changed, except for Lavon and Rothenstien, since the last elections . . . Then came the next stage, its subjects are the key people in this coalition . . . declare that they wont sit in a government in which the Labor party is the majority, while the labor party is a minority in the Knesset . . . what is the true meaning of this statement? Does the Labor party, having majority in the government, deprive the representatives of the other parties and by that transforming from minority to majority? In this Knesset the Labor party has 54 representatives (including the Arab parties) . . . by which system will the next government be elected? Will the parties in the coalition no see themselves as representatives of the public, which are privileged and obligated to serve in the government in accordance to the number of MPs the have? I'm afraid . . . I wont be mistaking if I said that the intention is to make a minority become a majority and the majority to become a minority. Meaning for example, if in the next Knesset will be comprised of the same people and also the same coalition will be formed."" In 1961 a letter was published with 36 more Rabbis adding their signatures to the previous list. They stated: ""May nobody be a part of Israel, Kenesset, or elections."" Various Rabbis, including many Sephardic leaders (not only Ashkenas, but all united Jews) have restated the sin that one should stay far from Israel, Kenesset and elections. This declaration, to step back as much as possible from Kenesset and their elections, was accepted by hundreds of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel. They have received support from hundreds of thousands of Jews from all over the world that feel the same pain that the Zionists have caused Hashem-God, the Torah, and the Jews."

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        James and the Giant Peach: A Children's Story.

      Knopf,, NY: 1961 - The author's first book for children. Made into the 1996 film. First American edition (not stated), which precedes the British edition by six years, first issue (five line colophon, bound by H. Wolff). Measures 7.5" x 10.25", bound in red cloth with gilt lettering along the spine, green endpapers, top edge yellow. Very good or better in a very good (some minor edge wear with a couple of short closed edge tears, fading along the spine) dust jacket. The dust jacket has the original $3.95 price on the front flap and no ISBN number on the rear panel. ; 120 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Archive of a Champion Drag Racer

      N.p.: Various locations, ` c. 1961-1975 - Extensive archive of photographs and drag racing ephemera, all of which belonged to and documents the work of Jan Riedel. Contents include 252 loose photographs (143 color, 109 black and white: 232 snapshots, 20 enlargements), 30 film negatives, 20 pencil and ink drawings of various sizes, approximately 200 racing time slips and certificates, 150 advertising and event stickers, approximately 80 invoices, 40 ticket stubs and participant passes, and 8 NHRA Rule Booklets. The material foremost documents several design iterations of "Frustration", Riedel's drag race car, as well as the actual races, most notably at the 1964 NHRA Nationals held at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The archive demonstrates the unique process of engineering, graphic artistry, and personal self-invention that created the many iterations of Jan Riedel's "Frustration" drag race car. In the endless modifications, tweaks, and improvements, drag racing epitomizes the ingenious, and competitive individuality that fueled drag racing, especially in the postwar era. The drawings and photographs especially document a personal view of this distinctly American subculture. Photographs uniformly near fine to fine; working notes and other ephemeral material very good to near fine.

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        My Shit And My Love 10 Poems

      Brussels: Galerie Smith, 1961. Twenty pages plus illustrated wrappers containing two original lithographs in six colors printed by Maurice Beaudet and Georges Girard. This is the first edition of Ting's first published work, limited to 1099 copies only. 27 x 38 cm. Fine. This copy is signed and inscribed by Ting in a large and bold presentation inscription in red crayon and dated Paris, 1963.

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES, 10 Tommes

      GALLIMARD, FRANCIA 1961 - Tome I: Preambule - Adresse au Pape - Adresse au Dalai-lama - Correspondace avec Jacques Riviere- L'Ombilic des Limbes - Le Pese-nerfs - L'art et la mort - Premiers poemes (1913-1923) - Premieres proses - Tric trac du ciel - Bilboquet - Poemes (1923-1933) - Textes surrealistes. Nouvelle edition revue et corrigée. Anne 1970. 456 pp. Supplement au Tome I: Lettres - Appendice. Anne 1970. 242 pp. Tome II: Théatre Alfred Jarry - Une pantomime, un argument pour la scène - Deux projets de mise en scène - Note sur les trincheurs de Steve Passeur - Comptes rendus - A propos d'une pièce perdue - A propos de la littérature et des arts plastiques. Anne 1961. 287 pp. Tome III: Scenarii - A propos du cinema - Interviews - lettres. Anne 1961. 331 pp. Tome IV: Le theatre et son double - Le theatre de Seraphin - Les Cenci. Anne 1964. 426 pp. Tome V: Autour du Theatre et son double et des Cenci. Articles a propos du theatre de la N.R.F. - Articles a propos des Cenci - Interviews, Documents et Notes. Anne 1964. 375 pp. Tome VI. Le Moine de Lewis racanté par Antonin Artaud - Lettres. Anne 1966. 462 pp. Tome VII: Beliogabale ou l'anarchiste couronne - Les nouvelles revelations de l'etre. Anne 1967. 496 pp. Tome VIII: De quelques problemes d'actualité aux messages revolutionnaires - Lettres du Mexique. Anne 1971. 461 pp. Tome IX: Les Tarahumaras - Lettres du Rodez. Anne 1971. 297 pp. Books in very good conditions, inside clean in excelent conditions. Books cover dirty. Please ask for extra mail cost, 10 books 4 kg. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        I grandi pittori dell'ottocento italiano

      Milano, Martello, 1961. 3 voll. in folio. Vol. I : G. Nicodemi - I Pittori dell'Alta Italia, p. 164(4) con 19 ill. in b. e n. e 118 tavole a colori. Vol. II : M. Borgiotti - I Macchiaioli e la Scuola Toscana, p. 226(6) con 29 ill. in b. e n. e 162 tavole a colori. Vol. III : A. Schettini - La Scuola Napoletana, p. 179(5) con 33 ill. in b. e n. e 97 tavole a colori. Legatura editoriale in tela. Sovracoperta. In cofanetto editoriale in tela.

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        Folie et déraison. Histoire de la folie à l'âge classique

      - Plon, Paris 1961, 14x20,5cm, broché. - Edizione per il quale non è stato redatto carta di grandi dimensioni, una copia del servizio stampa. Prezioso firma autografa di Michel Foucault in cima alla pagina di occhietto. Torna un po 'deformato, copia completa della giacca illustrato che include un paio di lacrime e le lacune rivestite con film che la ricopre. servizio stampa molto raro che può servire come grande carta. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Une deuxième édition révisée paraîtra en 1972. Dos légèrement gauchi, exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée qui comporte quelques déchirures et manques de film pelliculé qui la recouvre. Précieuse signature autographe de Michel Foucault, alors jeune enseignant, sur son premier ouvrage d'importance, tiré de son doctorat d'État. Très rare service de presse qui peut faire office de grand papier.  

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      [Paris]: Les Éditions de Minuit, 1961. Printed wrappers. Fine, unopened, in slightly tanned and smudged glassine. First edition, limited issue. Copy #24 of 80 numbered copies (and 7 h.c.) on Alfa Mousse Navarre, in addition to 110 copies reserved for La Librairie des Éditions Minuit. F&F 268.

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        Somme athéologique II : Le coupable, édition revue et corrigée suivie de L'Alleluiah

      Edition first in part, one of 30 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies.Slight traces of sunning, not serious, to head and to foot of spine.A good and rare copy. Gallimard Paris 1961 12x19cm broché

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        Jackie Robinson signs a Student Emergency Fund check to help harassed white families in New Orleans who defied segregationist picket lines to send their children to newly integrated schools

      New York, New York, February 1, 1961. 8.25" x 4". "Partly Printed Check Signed ""Jackie Robinson"" and ""Marion B. Logan,"" 8.25"" x 4"". New York, January 30, 1961. Drawn on the Student Emergency Fund account of The Chase Manhattan Bank, payable to ""Back to School Trust Fund"" for $500. Tiny cancellation holes not near signatures. Stamped cancellation of the Bank of Louisiana in New Orleans. Endorsed on verso ""Back to School Trust Fund"" in manuscript. Fine condition.Datelined New Orleans, Louisiana, December 23, 1960, UPI reported ""Teachers and employees in the city's two nearly-abandoned integrated schools left for the holidays with a big gift - their pay checks ... The legislators paid all teachers except those in the integrated schools last month. They got so mad over a sweeping court order wrecking their latest segregation moves that they refused to pay anybody in the school system this month...""Mrs. Mary Sand, president of Save Our Schools, Inc., said that her organization has set up a back-to-school trust fund in the Bank of Louisiana at New Orleans. She disclosed that of the eight white students still going to integrated schools, several are in need of money. She said the father of one family has lost his job, but is continuing to send his child to Frantz. The eight white students went back to Frantz today with a lone Negro girl and there were only three Negro girls in McDonogh 19. It was the last day of school until Jan. 3.""The Student Emergency Fund was founded in April 1960 by two prominent Black Americans, Jackie Robinson and Mrs. Marion B. Logan, wife of Dr. Arthur Logan. Both Jackie Robinson and his wife Rachel were patients of Dr. Logan.On December 10, 1960, The New York Times had reported that the Student Emergency Fund was set up in New York City ""to help Negro and white students jailed in sit-in demonstrations in the South."" On December 22, 1960, the Times reported that the Student Emergency Fund ""is sending more than $2,000 to two white and four Negro families in New Orleans who defied segregationist picket lines to send their children to newly integrated schools. The group is headed by Jackie Robinson, former baseball star, and Mrs. Arthur Logan, wife of a Manhattan physician. Mr. Robinson said yesterday the organization would mail a $1,000 check today to Mr. and Mrs. James Gabrielle in North Providence, R.I. The family left New Orleans after Mr. Gabrielle had quit his city job because of 'unbearable harassment' by fellow employees. Mr. Robinson said the Rev. Lloyd Foreman, Methodist minister who also defied the picket lines, would be sent a check for $719, and the families of four Negro girls attending the two schools would receive $100 each.""Also present is a 4.5"" x 5.5"" sheet of blue note paper headed ""Deposited,"" dated 12/22/60, listing checks deposited and payments noting ""400 -4 Kids"" , ""Foreman 500,"" and ""679 - Gabrielles (+$121.00)"" - see December 22, 1960, article referred to above. four customer's receipts for Student Emergency Fund deposits each dated December 22, 1960, three 6.5"" x 11"" Chase Manhattan bank statements, with balances, each addressed to ""Student Emergency Fund / % Mr. Jackie Robinson / 425 Lexington Avenue / New York 17, N.Y.,"" February 1962 - May 1962. None of the above related bank documents (other than the February 1, 1961, check here offered)are in Robinson's hand. With a Chock full o' Nuts envelope, postmarked New York, November 2, 1961, addressed by typewriter to Mrs. Marion B. Logan at Doubleday Book Shops, New York. Jackie Robinson was a Vice President at Chock full o'Nuts.A new discovery! While normal Jackie Robinson checks are many on the market, less than ten checks exist from this account with this significant civil rights association. This might be the most important."

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        Three Irish Poets

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

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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]

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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]

      Locus Solus Press 1961-1962, Lans-en-Vercors and Geneva - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Biblionne]
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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.

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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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