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        Catch-22

      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]

      [Bookseller: Expatriate Bookshop of Denmark]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Libriquarian, IOBA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Cadastre

      - 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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Pinktoes

      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]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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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.

      [Bookseller: lamdha books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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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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        THE STORY OF CIVILIZATION: THE AGE OF REASON BEGINS (PART VII)

      SIMON AND SCHUSTER 1961 - THE STORY OF CIVILIZATION: THE AGE OF REASON BEGINS (PART VII) WILL DURANT SIMON AND SCHUSTER (NEW YORK, 1961) INGLÉS FALTA SOBRECUBIERTA. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biblia Sacra.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat de Roo]
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        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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books ]
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        A BURNT-OUT CASE

      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]

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        Stanbrook Abbey Press] UNLESS THE GRAIN DIE

      Worcester: Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1961. Limited Edition, number 11 of 200; this is one of 40 copies printed on Twelve by Eight Silurian paper and full bound in leather. Full Leather. Folio. Light rubbing to the extremities of the boards else a very nice clean copy printed on irregularly alternating blue and peach textured paper. While a press had been installed at the Stanbrook Abbey since the late 19th century, this present work is one of the early examples under the direction of Dame Hildelith Cumming who built the Press's reputation over the course of the second half of the 20th century. Philip Duschnes ticket on the rear pastedown.

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        Come Again, Pelican

      The Viking Press, New York - (1961). First edition. Thin oblong 4to yellow pictorial cloth stamped in blue. Illustrated on every page from color drawings by Freeman. This copy INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY FREEMAN WITH A HAND-DRAWN SELF-PORTRAIT. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket which has rubbing at the spine tips and a few short closed tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Valitud Partiid 1931-1958

      Tallinn: Eesti Riiklik Kirjastus , 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.

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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. 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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        Call for the Dead

      UK: Victor Gollancz, 1961. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. Call for the Dead by John le Carré First Edition Victor Gollancz 1961. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unmarked and unblemished throughout, with clean edges square and tight. Covers fine and without fault, with no fading or dulling to gilt lettering. In original VG+ first state dust jacket with Bingham review. Not price clipped and without toning to spine.

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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 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

      Hatje Cantz Verlag Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmeseen Schloss Gottorf, 1961. 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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        Perspective of Nudes

      New York: Amphoto, 1961. First American edition. With a Preface by Lawrence Durrell and an Introduction by Chapman Mortimer. 4to. Publisher's boards, near fine, in wrinkled and creased dust-jacket, with some loss to head of spine and rear panel. In custom red cloth box. First American edition. With a Preface by Lawrence Durrell and an Introduction by Chapman Mortimer. 4to. "These startling images rewrote the language of nude photography" (Parr/Badger). Roth 101, p. 160; Parr/Badger I, p. 216

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        Grottarossa, Campagna romana.

      1961. Olio su tavoletta di cm. 15 x 23. Firma in basso a destra.

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