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        A House for Mr. Biswas

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine-. First Printing of "one of the best novels of the 20th century and its authorÂ’s most celebrated work of fiction." (Literary Encyclopedia) Thick 8vo: 531,[1]pp. Publisher's green finely woven cloth, spine ruled and lettered in silver, illustrated dust jacket priced $5.95. An excellent example (probably unread), spine ends bumped, two corners crimped, else Fine; about Fine jacket, still vivid, without fading to spine panel, with very minor professional repair to head and tail of spine panel (not affecting lettering or design). Modern Library 100, 72. Time 100 "When Mohun Biswas married his wife, Shama, he effectively married her entire family, the daunting, smothering Tulsis. Set in the Hindu community in postcolonial Trinidad — where Naipaul was born — A House for Mr. Biswas is the life story of a man who wanted only a home, but who was a magnet for misfortune, oppression and humiliation, 'a wanderer with no place he could call his own, with no family except that which he was to attempt to create out of the engulfing world of the Tulsis.' MohunÂ’s survival is a triumph of resilience and persistence and humor, an epic of dignity and self-respect doggedly clung to." (Time 100) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Armes à feu Française. Modèles réglementaires. En 6 Volumes.

      1961. L'EMANCIPATRICE. 1961. In-4.Carré à l'italienne. En feuillets, Sous emboîtage. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. Chaque volume est composé de 3 à 6 fascicules, comprenant chacun entre 10 et 20 pages. 4 volumes sur 6 ont un emboîtage. Nombreuses planches et doubles-planches de schémas, illustrations et plans en noir et blanc hors-texte. Emboîtages défraichis DOSSIER N°1 : 1717-1836 : Système 1822, Système 1816, Système an 9 & 13, Carabines de Versailles modèles 1793 & an 12, système 1777. DOSSIER N°2 : 1717 - 1836 : L'évolution des armes 1763 - 66 & les fusils d'infanterie 1773 & 1774. Système 1763 - 1766 armes complémentaires. Sustème 1763 - 66. La période de 1746 à 1759. Le fusil m. le 1717 & le système 1718 - 1734. DOSSIER N°3 : Maison du Roi Restaurations - Manufactures de Versailles, Gardes du directoire, Gardes Consulaires & Impériale - Armement révolutionnaire - Marine & Colonies 1777 - Maison du Roi ancien Régime - Armements divers. DOSSIER N°4 : 1759 - 1917 : Chargement bouche (dessins de P. Lorain) - Chargement culasse, Amorçage séparé - Chargement culasse, cartouche amorcée. DOSSIER N°5 : 1833 - 1861 : LE système 1822 T. et 1822 T. bis - Le système 1840 et le système 1842 et 1842 T. - Système 1857 - Les armes à chambres rétrécies - Les armes à tige - Les armes particulières, Nomenclature des munitions. DOSSIER N°6 : Les revolvers de marine - Le système 1866 dit "Chassepot" - Le système 1867 dit "à tabatière" - Le système 1874 dit "Gras" - Le système 8mm .

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        Photolithograph signed. WITH: Typed letter signed.

      1961. Signed. MACARTHUR, Douglas. Photolithograph signed. WITH: Typed letter signed. New York, circa 1961. Three items altogether. Photolithograph on ivory card stock (image measuring 7 by 9 inches, 2-inch border), signed on lower corner; single letterhead leaf (8-1/2 by 11 inches), typewritten and signed on the recto; facsimile letterhead leaf (8-1/2 by 11 inches). $2500.Large signed photographic portrait of General MacArthur—the same image found on the 1971 commorative 6¢ stamp—accompanied by a 1961 letter typewritten on his personal Sperry Rand letterhead to his secretary of “the past ten years,” gratefully acknowledging her faithful service.This handsome signed black-and-white photolithographic portrait of General Douglas MacArthur was ultimately found on the 1971 6¢ commemorative postage stamp honoring his lifelong service. Accompanying this distinguished signed portrait is MacArthurÂ’s warm letter to his secretary of “the past ten years,” praising her loyal service and dated November 9, 1961. The signed letter is typewritten on letterhead printed: “General MacArthur. Chairman of the Board, Sperry Rand Corporation, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York 20, N.Y.” It reads: “Dear Mrs. Varney: It is with deep regret that I learn of your decision to resign from your present position with Remington Rand in order to find employment in the public relations field. For the past ten years you have devoted part of your time to secretarial work for me and have acquitted yourself with outstanding efficiency and skill and a depth of loyalty for which I am most grateful. Please accept my hearty wishes for success and happiness in your future undertaking. Most cordially, [signed] Douglas MacArthur [typewritten at lower left] Mrs. Florence Varney, Remington Rand, Division of Sperry Rand Corporation, 315 Park Avenue South, New York 10, New York.” With a facsimile of a letter to Varney from MacArthurÂ’s longtime aide Major General Courtney Whitney, expressing similar regard. Portrait bright, with trace of paperclip mark to verso; letters clean and fresh. A fine collection.

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        Connaissance par les gouffres

      First edition, numbered 3000 copies a "bouffant" paper on calypso.Signed autograph of Henri Michaux Eugene Bonnat.Nice copy. Gallimard Paris 1961 14,5x19,5cm broché

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        Les Paravents. Pièce en 17 tableaux.

      Décines, L'Arbalète, Marc Barbezat, 3 février 1961. - 19 x 14,5 cm, 262 p. Reliure revorim, plats moulés en rim noir, incrustation de box brun, titre au palladium au plat, dos de box gris titré, faux-nerfs en toile rouge, coutures apparentes, couverture et dos conservés (Jean de Gonet). Edition originale, un des 150 ex. de tête numérotés sur Lana filigrané (après 40 ex. sur Japon nacré), dans une élégante reliure en révorim de Jean de Gonet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"A Los Toros\" mit Picasso. [Mit 4 Original-Lithografien/ with 4 original-lithographs].

      Monte Carlo, Andre Sauret, 1961. Quer-4°. 25,5 x 32,5 cm. 153 (1) Seiten. Roter illustrierter Original-Leinenband im illustrierter Pappschuber. Erste Ausgabe. Bloch 1014-1017. Deutschsprachige Ausgabe. Text in Rot gedruckt. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Vier Original-Lithographien, davon eine in 24 Farben, sie wurden auf den Pressen von Mourlot Freres gedruckt. Dieses Werk wurde im September 1961 auf den Pressen von Draeger Freres vollendet. Die vier Original-Lithographien, wovon eine in 24 Farben, wurden von Pablo Picasso speziell für diese Werk geschaffen und auf den Pressen von Mourlot Freres gedruckt. Der illustrierte Pappschuber ist minimal berieben, minimal fingerfleckig. Buch in sehr gutem Zustand. First edition. Bloch 1014-1017. German language edition. With many illustrations and 4 original lithographs, which are made from Picasso especially for this book. This book are accomplished in september 1961 on the press of Draeger Freres. The four original lithographs, one of them in 24 colours are printed on the presses of Mourlot Freres. Slipcase minimal spotted, minimal rubbed, book in fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Künstlerbuch / artist`s book; Original-Lithografie / Original-Lithographie / original lithograph

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        The Death And Life of Great American Cities.

      Random House, New York 1961 - First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page to her editor, "Best wishes to a splendid publisher and friend, David Kent. And a splendid dinner date, Affectionately Jane Jacobs Toronto Jan. 2002." Fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. An outstanding association copy on one of the most influential books on urban planning ever published. The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning. . . . [It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book’s arguments." Robert Caro has cited Jacobs' book as the strongest influence on The Power Broker, his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Robert Moses. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Alfred A. Knopf 1961 - First Edition, First State with a EARLY SIGNED PAGE WITH A DRAWING by Roald Dahl . A stunning near fine example with the requisite bound by H. Wolff, located on the last page in the ¿About The Author¿ Section. Beautiful First state dust jacket with a near fine clean book. Accompanied by a large signed sheet with with a drawing by Roald Dahl of an Owl and his jocular autograph, signed and dated of ¿18 May 1970¿, ¿This is my 205th autograph Today /Roald Dahl¿, and then additionally Dahl notes under the Owl ¿Whoo ¿. is S. Noel?¿. An absolute classic autograph by Dahl! The book has crisp red cloth boards with an embossed image of a wreath and the head of a child to front. Unfaded Gilt titles to spine. The boards are in stunning condition with deep red cloth, sharp corners and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are perfect condition with no bookstore stamps, no owner names, no inscriptions and no bookplates. The internal pages are crisp, flat, sharp, bright and clean for this title with no writing, no marks, no scribbles, no stains, no handling marks, and no foxing. Beautiful clean, bright copy of a children¿s book in hard to find condition, appearing as unread! Accompanied by a extremely unique autographed page, dated 1970, which most likely was signed during a signing event in Dahl¿s classic dry humor of ¿ 18 May 1970 ¿, ¿ This is my 205th autograph Today /Roald Dahl ¿ and under the Owl ¿ Whoo ¿. is S. Noel? ¿ with small notes in pencil to the page describing the background of the recipient. The stunning original first edition, first state dust jacket is in beautiful condition having benefited from very slight restoration to the spine and corner outer tips by an expert paper conservator and as such presents in near fine condition. The jacket has strong, bright vibrant colors still retaining the strong red/orange tones to the spine (which is most unusual as this title is usually found with faded spines). The jacket has no edgewear, no stains, no rips, no chips, no rubbing, no fading and no foxing. The jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $3.95 on the front inside flap and no ISBN number to the rear panel. A remarkable, clean, crisp exceptional example of this title, with a very early signature and drawing by Roald Dahl! Outstanding presentation with the near fine dust jacket. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other rare signed children's books [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Where the Red Fern Grows

      Doubleday and Company 1961 - Stated first edition, first printing. Signed by Wilson Rawls, inscribed to previous owner on front paste down. Near Fine, with light rubbing at corners and spine ends, and small gift inscription to previous owner on front free end paper, in a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.95 intact, with rubbing at spine ends, light soiling to rear panel, with two tears and associated creasing, repaired with tape on the blank verso. Surprisingly uncommon as a first edition, and ever more so signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Stranger in a Strange Land

      , 1961. 1961. First Edition . HEINLEIN, Robert. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1961). Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $7200.First edition of Heinlein

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        No Fond Return of Love - first printing in a nice, bright dust wrapper

      Cape, 1961 A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1961. A near fine book without inscriptions. A little pushing to the spine tips. Very small trace of spotting to the bottom edge. In a near fine clipped wrapper with a little off-setting to the edges of the flaps. One small closed tear to the foot of the spine. Rare in this nice condition.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      Palm Beach, Fl, 1961. [1]p. Fine. In a green half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Letter of recommendation, signed by Jacqueline Kennedy as First Lady, expressing "my high regard for Mr. Walter Neil Letson." Letson was an architect who oversaw renovation on the White House. She writes: "I am delighted to have an opportunity to express my high regard for Mr. Walter Neil Letson, and to present this letter on his behalf. From the earliest days of President Kennedy's Administration, Mr. Letson has been involved in plans for the restoration of The White House. His contributions to this project have been both valuable and productive. His interest and enthusiasm have been sources of pleasure to his colleagues. His knowledge and good taste as well as his consideration for everyone with whom he worked have all served to make this association an extremely satisfactory one for me. For these reasons I am pleased to write these few words."

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        Connaissance par les gouffres

      First edition, one of 3,000 numbered copies on bouffant calypso paper.Handsome autograph inscription signed by Henri Michaux to Raymond Queneau : "... hommage d'un ami qui se perd dans de nombreux chemins...[With best wishes from a friend who's lost himself on numerous paths..]"A very good copy. Gallimard Paris 1961 14,5x19,5cm broché

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      1961. First Edition . FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball. London: Jonathan Cape, (1961). Octavo, original brown paper boards, original dust jacket. $3200.First edition of FlemingÂ’s ninth Bond novel, featuring the first appearance of the superspyÂ’s memorable nemesis, the villainous mastermind behind SPECTRE, Ernst Blofeld, who steals two nuclear warheads and threatens the world.""Thunderball represented a new departure [for the Bond series], with the introduction of SPECTRE and of Ernst Blofeld, a commanding villain who was to reappear. This gave a measure of continuity to the later Bond novelsÂ… Thunderball worked well as an adventure storyÂ… the theme of the theft of atom bombs seemed pertinent and modern"" (Black, 49, 55). As he had in From Russia, With Love (1957) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1962), Fleming considered permanently doing away with his super-spy character: ""I shall definitely kill off Bond with my next book—better a poor bang than a rich whimper!"" (Lycett, 364). Bond, of course, survives this adventure which, due to credit and rights controversy, was adapted twice to the screen: under the present title in 1965 and as Never Say Never Again in 1983—both times starring Sean Connery; in the 1965 film Claudine Auger played Domino, while Kim Basinger played that role in 1983. Gilbert A9a (1.1). Biondi & Pickard, 46-47. Text clean. Spine gilt bright. Dust jacket price clip slightly affecting text, light rubbing to rear panel. A wonderful copy in very nearly fine condition.

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        The Centennial History of the Civil War: The Coming Fury; Terrible Swift Sword; and, Never Call Retreat [3 volumes]

      Doubleday, NY, 1961; 1963; 1965. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. A trilogy: modern history of the Civil War. "The Coming Fury' - [the beginning of the Civil War...] a series of ever-narrowing circles of choice with fewer and fewer men to make them..." "Terrible Swift Sword' - [The] war slowly but steadily got out of control... the sweeping force of all-out conflict changed the war's purpose..." "Never Call Retreat'... the succeeding grim and relentless campaigns to a Courthouse at Appomattox and the death of Lincoln." [Pub. Info] The 1st and 3rd books - Fine condition. 2nd Near Fine - small dent at the bottom of the front book cover. Very minor wear to tops and bottoms of dust jacket spines; minor wear to the extremities of the 2nd volume and fading to the spine of volume one. All three books are STATED FIRST EDITIONS.

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        Stranger in a Strange Land

      1961. First Edition . HEINLEIN, Robert. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1961). Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $7200.First edition of HeinleinÂ’s most famous and influential novel.""An amazing, iconoclastic and complex satire of hypocrisy in sex and religionÂ… A radical departure from conventional science fiction"" (Patterson, 29, 48). ""It reached large audiences farther away from his science fiction roots than anything else [Heinlein] wrote, and inspired insurgencies both right and left"" (Anatomy of Wonder II-518). The novel won Heinlein his third Hugo Award—and while it strikes many readers as wildly divergent from his previous Hugo-winning book, Starship Troopers (1959), the author once claimed that the two works explored the same theme: ""love and duty—and how they are related to the survival of our race."" First issue, in green cloth with code C22 in the gutter of page 408 (Currey, 193). Currey, 193. Smiley, 36. Book extremely good, with mild toning and light soiling to cloth and tiny repair to head of spine. Bright dust jacket with only minor restoration and a bit of toning to spine. A most attractive copy.

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        For The New Intellectual

      Random House 1961 - Signed by Ayn Rand in blue ink on half title page. Second printing. viii, 242pp. Black cloth with gilt lettering and green stamping. Fine in Very Good+ unclipped dust jacket with wear at head and tail, small nick in back panel, spine a bit rubbed. A signed statement of beliefs from the originator of Objectivism and novelist who wrote Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pablo Picasso: Toros y Toreros (Bulls and Bullfighters)

      New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Text by Luis Miguel Dominguin and Georges Boudaille in Spanish and with English translation by Edouard Roditi. A reproduction of Picasso's sketchbook that includes numerous color and black and white illustrations. A close to near fine copy in illustrated cloth boards with some looseness to the binding in a very good plus illustrated slipcase that has some minor fraying and wear and with a very near fine wraparound band. No dust jacket as issued. A beautifully printed book.

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        A Los Toros" mit Picasso. [Mit 4 Original-Lithografien/ with 4 original-lithographs].

      Monte Carlo, Andre Sauret 1961 - Quer-4

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        Strategie de la Paix

      1961. First Edition . Signed. KENNEDIE, John F. Stratégie de la Paix (The Strategy of Peace). Paris: Calmann-Lévy, (1961). Octavo, original stiff paper wrappers, uncut and unopened. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $6000.First French edition in wrappers, of this collection of Kennedy’s powerful pre-presidency speeches, inscribed to then Prime Minister of Greece, Constantine Karamanlis, who was visiting the White House the same day the failed Bay of Pigs invasion was launched, ""To President Karamanlis with esteem and best wishes, John Kennedy.""The Strategy of Peace, a collection of speeches assembled when Kennedy was a senator and leading presidential candidate, showcases his approaches to defense, peace, national security and related domestic issues. With a preface by Kennedy. Text in French. Preceded by the 1960 first edition in English. Translation into French by Jean Bloch-Michel. This inscribed copy is especially significant for, on the day the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba was launched, ""President Kennedy was busy throughout much of the morning of April 19 in meetings with the visiting Prime Minister of Greece, Constantine Karamanlis"" (Kennedy Library). Perhaps the timing of Prime Minister Karamanlis' visit to the White House explains Kennedy's mistaken inscription in this copy to ""President"" Karamanlis, for the Greek statesman, then Greek's youngest prime minister, would not become President of Greece until 1980. Because of the error, this copy was not presented to Prime Minister Karamanlis; instead it was given to a Sargeant Ritz who was serving on Air Force at the time.A fine inscribed copy.

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1961. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Fair dust jacket. Edge wear and soiling. Opened tear to front panel's upper edge, closed tears to lower edge. Closed tears to rear panel's upper and lower edges. Chip to lower left corner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        We Bombed in New Haven. WITH: Autograph and typed letters signed, discussing Catch-22

      1961. First Edition . Signed. HELLER, Joseph. We Bombed in New Haven. WITH: Autograph letter signed. WITH: Typed letter signed, discussing Catch-22. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Octavo, original maroon cloth, original dust jacket. Two leaves of Heller's letterhead (7-1/4 by 10-1/2 inches), one typed and signed on recto, the other in autograph manuscript and signed on recto. Housed all together in a custom clamshell box. $7800.First edition of Heller’s anti-war play produced during the Vietnam war, inscribed by him, “To Walter —-, With admiration and sincere good wishes.” Heller sent this inscribed book to the recipient after he had written to Heller praising Catch-22 and implying that it was an inspiration for his decision to move to Canada to dodge the U.S. military draft. With a lengthy typed letter signed by Heller from 1969 to the recipient praising him for his courage and discussing the composition of Catch-22, as well as an autograph letter signed from 1999 to the same recipient.Joseph Heller's first novel quickly became a classic of anti-war literature. So effective were Heller's humor and insight that the title passed cleanly into the English language as a precise evocation of an unwinnable situation. ""When the novel appeared in 1961, World War II veterans appreciated its satire of the military bureaucracy and the chaos of war. By the mid-1960s, it had become a cult classic among counterculture activists for its biting indictment of war"" (Books of the Century). The recipient of this inscribed first edition, Walter Krajewski, wrote to Heller in January of 1969 from Toronto, praising Catch-22, asking about the composition of the chapter entitled ""The Eternal City,"" mulling over his own decision to leave the United States (and thus avoid the draft), defending Heller's decision to work for Time magazine against charges of 'selling out,' discussing anti-establishment sentiments prevalent in Canada at the time, and praising Heller for finding a way to make a positive contribution to culture and society. (Krajewski's original letter is included.)In May of 1969, Heller replied to Krajewski with a lengthy typed letter in which he discusses the draft and his own son (who would have been 13 at the time), comments on ""The Eternal City,"" and remarks on his years at Time magazine and during the war. The letter reads in part: ""It was both an honor and a sadness to hear from someone who did leave the country rather than participate in this war; I like to think that I would do the same if faced with a similar choice, although I'm not sure I would have the strength of character to do so, and I will certainly encourage my own son to leave when he is old enough to be threatened with military service, and leave with him if he wishes me to… The chapter THE ETERNAL CITY, if I remember correctly, was one of the easiest of all to write, the reason being, I think, that by that time in the book there was little artifice and more of a need for direct expression. By that time, too, the time spiral had sort of straightened itself out and there was a direct continuity of narrative… I'd not heard before that I was accused of selling out… If anything, I bought out, not sold out: I wrote most of the novel while I worked there and left the whole God damned industrial world altogether shortly after it was published. And, surprising as it may sound, I enjoyed myself immensely while I worked there, just as I enjoyed myself, I am almost ashamed to admit, for most of my service in the army."" Heller mentions that he is sending this copy of We Bombed in New Haven under separate cover, ""on the chance that you will enjoy that too,"" and closes by writing, ""I wish you will be able to come back soon.""In 1999 Krajewski wrote another letter to Heller, with which he enclosed a copy of Heller's letter from 1969 by way of re-introducing himself (Krajewski's 1999 letter is not included), prompting Heller to pen the following letter: ""It was good to receive your letter, with a copy of my own from 1969 and to learn we are all doing well 30 years later. Congratulations to all of us, and best wishes also to all of us. Joseph Heller."" With Heller's postmarked envelopes, the one from 1969 typed, the one from 1999 handwritten by Heller. While the autograph letter appears to be dated 1990, it is clear from the postmark date on the envelope and Heller's reference to 30 years having passed that this is a slip of the pen, and the letter was actually written on January 24, 1999. Heller passed away in December of that year. Book fine, faint toning to edges of dust jacket, a fine copy with interesting correspondence regarding Heller's classic anti-war novel, Catch-22.

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      [Biberach] 1961 - 4

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        The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie

      Signed by Author(s) 0 Signed directly to Title page by Muriel Spark. First Edition/First Printing published by Macmillan, London 1961. VG+ clean and tight condition. Gift inscription and date to ffep. Jacket mildly edgeworn and some soiling to rear. Not price clipped. Protected in archive cover. Signed copies very rarely appear on the market so a very collectible copy.

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        A Rich Trove of Original Material Centered on the American Realist Painter Fairfield Porter (1907-1975)

      Very Good +. A wonderful archive of 10 personal letters from Fairfield Porter to his close friend and former lover Carl Morse (whose portrait Fairfield painted in 1961). Also included in the archive are 2 letters from Fairfield's widow Anne Porter to Carl Morse; 2 letters from Fairfield's confidante and constant companion James Schuyler to Carl Morse; and an extensive paper trail between Carl Morse and the legendary Tibor de Nagy Gallery over the sale of Fairfield's portrait of Carl. Carl Morse (1935-2008) was a New York poet, playwright and prominent Gay activist who held court for decades at the London Terrace in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. He was very active in the downtown poetry and art scenes of the 70s and 80s and was on the forefront of radical Gay politics of the period. Fairfield Porter's 10 letters to Carl were written between 1960-1970 (all but 1 in the very early 60s) and most were written from the Porter home in Southampton, NY (several were also written from Amherst, MA, where he taught painting at Amherst College, and from Great Spruce Head Island, Maine). The letters are long and thoughtful and intimate. There's a good deal of musing on poetry and art and Fairfield discusses with Carl some of the people he's reading at the moment, including Robert Lowell, and also shares his thoughts on teaching painting. 7 of the letters are typed, 3 are handwritten in a clear, very legible script. 6 of the letters have their original postmarked envelopes and all of the letters include xeroxed duplicates or triplicates (or more) that Carl decided to include with the originals. Remarkably, attached to one of Fairfield's letters is a 1 pg. typescript (the actual manuscript?) of James Schuyler's translation of Dante's "Sestina to Pietra". A very uncommon, dense collection, shedding light on Fairfield Porter's approach to creativitiy and friendship.

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        The Centurions [translated by Xan Fielding]

      Hutchinson, 1961 A first edition, first printing published by Hutchinson in 1961. A near fine book without inscriptions in a very good unclipped wrapper (some small internal staining to the inside of the spine). Some loss and rubbing to the corners and edges. A rare book translated by Xan Fielding.

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      Simon & Schuster 1961 - First edition, first printing stated. Very Good, with long previous owner gift inscription to front free end paper, hinge at rear of text block slightly exposed, bottom corners bumped and bottom page corners lightly creased, in a Good, lightly tattered dust jacket with publisher's price of $5.95 intact, rubbing, edge wear with chipping at the spine ends, several short edge tears and a cup ring indent on the front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      Oel auf Tempera auf Hartfaser unten rechts signiert 1961 - 35 x 99 cm R

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Goyert]
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        James and the Giant Peach.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1961. A children's story. Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Quarto. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, front cover with design copied from the frontispiece blocked in blind, green endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Colour frontispiece, 4 colour plates, 1 tinted plate, 19 illustrations to text, of which 10 are tinted. An excellent copy in the bright jacket with a few nicks and a little rubbing to extremities. First edition, first printing, with the five-line colophon on the last page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Sirens of Titan.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1961. First hardcover edition of the author's second novel and what many consider his finest. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Kurt Vonnegut on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light rubbing to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example. The Sirens of Titan is the Hugo Award-nominated story of billionaire Malachi Constant, who persists against a Martian-invasion to be reunited with his estranged family. According to The Harvard Crimson, Vonnegut "put together the whole of The Sirens of Titanin one night He was at a party where someone told him he ought to write another novel. So they went into the next room where he just verbally pieced together this book from the things that were around in his mind."

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books ]
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        From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow. The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904-1919. COMPLETE SET IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS

      Oxford University Press, 1961. 5 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with 5 portrait frontispieces, 66 plates on 40, 7 illustrations and charts in the text, 22 folding or double-page charts (the majority coloured in outline) bound in, and 16 folding charts coloured in outline in pocket at end of third volume; navy cloth, gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean set in unclipped dustwrapper (one wrapper price-clipped), the wrappers to fourth and fifth volumes lightly rubbed at extremities. With the publisher's compliment slip, and separately printed corrigenda sheet, loosely inserted in first volume. The set comprises Volume I: The Road to War, 1904-1914 (1961); Volume II: The War Years: to the Eve of Jutland (1965); Volume III: Jutland and After (May 1916-December 1916) (1966); Volume IV: 1917: Year of Crisis (1969); Volume V: Victory and Aftermath (January 1918-June 1919) (1970). THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE YEARS LEADING UP TO AND DURING THE GREAT WAR. Arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Mahan. SCARCE AS A COMPLETE SET, ESPECIALLY IN THE DUSTWRAPPERS. Enser, p.310

      [Bookseller: antiquarian bookshop Island Books]
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        Hans Erni

      Editions Renè Kister, Les Grands Peintres, 1961. Introduction de Sir Herbert Read. Texte de Pierre-F. Schneeberger. Images de Roger Hauert. Biographie. 8vo. pp. 38. Con un bel disegno a piena pagina, dedicato e firmato dall'Artista, datato 2-9-1961 di cm 26x17,5 (With a full-page drawing inscribed and signed by the Artist, dated 2-9-1961, cm 26x17,5). Molto Buono (Very Good). .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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      London Jonathan Cape 1961 - First edition. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, in the pictorial dustjacket. 254 pp. A very handsome and clean copy in a complete and only very lightly mellowed dustjacket. FIRST EDITION. Fleming’s books have had a staying power that few thriller-writers can match, perhaps because Bond is such an intriguing and morally ambiguous hero. Some admire him as a suave, supremely competent man of action who always gets the girl; others decry him a superficial playboy with a streak of sadism. According to Fleming, "Bond is not a hero, nor is he depicted as being very likeable or admirable. He is a Secret Service agent. He’s not a bad man, but he is ruthless and self-indulgent. He enjoys the fight--he also enjoys the prizes. In fiction, people used to have blood in their veins. Nowadays they have pond water." The ninth James Bond thriller finds the high-living superspy guzzling carrot juice in a recovery clinic until the shadowy SPECTRE forces him back into action. But who is SPECTRE, and what are its nefarious plans? [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Thunderball - in a lovely dust wrapper

      Cape, 1961 A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1961. A very good book without inscriptions. Some wear to the spine tips and a little wear and small stain to the top edge. Corners a little rubbed. In a near fine unclipped wrapper. Thin patch of browning to the head of the spine. Corners a little rubbed. Lovely example of the dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      CLUB DU LIVRE 1961 - R240121192: 357 + 355 + 349 pages - frontispice monochrome - nombreuses planches couleur et noir et blanc - tranches dorées - double-signets conservés - contreplats feutrine bleu royal ornés de lys- dos 5 nerfs, auteur, titre, filets et caissons dorés - EXEMPLAIRES N°XLVI /55 ARCHES FILIGRANE + 1 suite des illustrations hors texte sur madagascar et pur fil du marais + 1 gouache originale de Mariono Andreu - 126 feuillets mobiles de hors texte couleur et noir et blanc (collationnés) sous plat relié en cuir (épaisseur 1cm par plat)- emboitages cartonnés jaspés en bon état - 10 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES La Thébaïde - Alexandre - Andromaque - Les plaideurs - Britannicus - Bérénice - Bajazet - Mithridate - Iphigénie - Phèdre - Esther - Athalie In-8 Relié plein cuir. Etat du neuf. Couv. fraîche. Dos impeccable. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 792-Théâtre [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le-Livre]
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        L'Oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806). Catalogue raisonné.

      Paris, Nobele, - 1961 - 4 Bände. Mit 770 Abbildungen. Halbleder mit Rückenschildern und leichter Rückenvergoldung, (minimal beschabt). Eins von 650 nummerierten Exemplaren. - Ausführliches Verzeichnis von 2726 Werken des bekannten Malers des französischen Rokoko und deren Provenienz. - Schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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        The Greatest Thing In The World: Revell's Inspirational Classic Series

      Fleming H. Revell Company. Hardcover. B00B6QI1BW FREE Shipping (First Class/Media Rate)! Neat little vintage copy; no publication date within. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket has some tears rips. There's a note on the inside cover from person who gave it the previous owner in Christmas 1961. I can send expedited rate if you chose; otherwise it will promptly be sent via media rate. Have any questions? Email me; I'm happy to help! We recommend priority shipping for just $3.99 to get your book ASAP. . Good.

      [Bookseller: JasonsBookstore]
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