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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]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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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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        The Theory of Fundamental Processes. A Lecture Note Volume. Notes Corrected by H. T. Yura

      New York W. A. Benjamin, Inc. 1961 - Octavo. Original cream wrappers printed in blue, black, and orange. Ownership signature of UCLA physicist Nina Byers to the upper wrapper, UCLA student store price ticket to the lower wrapper. Some additional notes by Byers in pencil on the upper wrapper and check marks by chapters in the contents list. A little creasing, rubbing, and toning to the wrappers, some light ink stains on the lower cover. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. From the library of pioneering female physicist Nina Byers (1930-2014), who made important contributions to particle physics and superconductivity and had a humorous personal connection with Feynman, earning her a mention in Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman. Byers received her bachelors in physics at Berkeley and then studied under Murray Gell-Mann and Gregor Wenzl at Chicago, completing her thesis on pi-mesic atoms in 1956. In 1961 (the same year that this book was published) she joined the faculty at UCLA where she worked on particle physics as "the first and the only female in the Physics department for 20 years" (Los Angeles Times obituary). Byers remained at UCLA for the rest of her career, through for several years she split her time between Los Angeles and the UK after she was appointed the first female physics lecturer at Oxford. During the 1970s and 80s Byers and her students were engaged in "forefront research" on areas such as gauge theories of the electroweak interactions, quarkonium, and bound state systems (UCLA Physics & Astronomy department obituary). At the same time she was deeply involved with the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "Nina served as President of the APS Forum on History of Physics, a position earned through her dedication to promoting the understanding of two weighty subjects: the role of women in physics, and the examination of physicists' role in the development and deployment of nuclear weapons" (UCLA obituary). One of Byer's most significant projects in this regard was the web archive Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics, which includes detailed information on 83 female physicists. She also edited the volume Out of the Shadows: Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics (2006), and was a committed campaigner against nuclear weapons. In a lifetime of accomplishments, perhaps the most unusual aspect of her legacy is her warm and comical appearance in Feynman's classic memoir Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman. Byers was put in charge of a series of physics colloquia at UCLA and wanted to include some speakers on other aspects of culture. Looking around for an expert on Mayan mathematics, she was hitting dead ends until another professor recommended Feynman, who had done some work of his own on the Dresden Codex. As Feynman recalled it, "She nearly died! She's trying to bring some culture to the physicists, and the only way to do it is to get a physicist!" Feynman's talk was very well received, and to thank him, Byers gave him some handsome colour reproductions of the Codex. The two became good friends and remained close for the rest of Feynman's life. The present text, The Theory of Fundamental Processes, was one of Feynman's first published books, appearing in 1961 along with Quantum Electrodynamics. Both were lightly edited versions of lectures transcribed by students. The books became influential within the physics community and contributed to Feynman's growing celebrity. As a particle physicist, Byers would have been particularly interested in this book, a key work at the cutting edge of her field. A price sticker on the lower cover indicates that she purchased it at the UCLA student shop, and the ink stains, pencilled notes on the cover and in the contents list, and other signs of use confirm that that she probably consulted it as a reference work. A wonderful association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Idlegeniusbooks]
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        Martha Graham as Clytemnestra and Bertram Ross as Orestes

      , 1961. 1961. 1 vols. 13 x 9-1/2 inches. Fine. 1 vols. 13 x 9-1/2 inches.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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

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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.

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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."

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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

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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). .

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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        Mirò 1959-1960

      Volume stampato in occasione della mostra di Joan Mirò presso la Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York 31 ottobre - 25 novembre 1961. Testo in francese di Yvon Taillandier. 6 pochoirs sciolti a colori e 23 in bianco e nero. Elenco delle tavole. Allegato un fascicolo stampato su carta pesante azzurra con la traduzione in inglese dei testi e una tavola sciolta ripiegata con riproduzione di una ceramica dell'Artista. Una delle 1200 copie con 2 litografie originali a colori, di cui una in copertina su quattro pagine (cm 47x96) ed una sciolta su doppia pagina (cm 31x47). 4to (cm 31x24). pp. 32 non numerate + tavole. Ottimo (Fine). Edizione di XXV+50+1200 es. numerati e firmati.

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        1961. Illustré de quatre photomontages

      Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1961. 60, [7] p. 24 cm. Original white wrappers and gray dust jacket. Fine copy. Illustrated with four photomontages, hand colored by Hugnet, a suite in black, and an original signed collage. Copy X of ten copies printed on hand made Auvergne paper, signed by Hugnet, from a total edition of 573 (10 numbered and three nominative on Auvergne, 60 on Rives, and 500 ordinary). Only the ten Auvergne paper copies contained the original collage.

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        James and the Giant Peach

      Knopf 1961 - First edition, second issue. Signed by Roald Dahl on front flyleaf. Original deep red cloth with imprint of James on front board, gilt lettering on spine, top edge tinted yellow, dust jacket. Chipping and minor foxing to jacket. Price clipped. Bookplate. Wear to edges of book, fading to spine. Scattered marginal spotting. Colophon states "Book Press" and omits the Paper supplier on colophon. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      New edition, first in part, on ordinary paper.Autograph inscription signed and dated by Julien Gracq to the professor Georges Blin : "... avec le cordial souvenir de son lecteur fidèle and attentif." A good copy. José Corti Paris 1961 12x19cm broché

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        Der Papagei, der Mamagei und andere komische Tiere. Heitere Verse für verspielte Kinder aller Jahrgänge. Die kleine Reihe. llustrationen von Günther Simon.

      Hannover, Fackelträger-Verlag Schmidt-Küster, 1961 - 66 unpaginierte Seiten das Buch lediglich am oberen Buchrücken minimal bestossen, ansonsten sauber und frisch, auf dem Titel von der Autorin signiert. Mascha Kaléko (gebürtig Golda Malka Aufen, * am 7. Juni 1907 im galizischen Chrzanów/Polen - + am 21. Januar 1975 in Zürich) war eine deutschsprachige, der Neuen Sachlichkeit zugerechnete Dichterin. Was für ein Krokodilemma Ein weiterer Band aus der schön gestalteten Reihe "Gedichte für neugierige Kinder". Mascha Kaléko ist zeitlos gut und ansprechend Ein unbeschwerter, humorvoller Zugang zu Sprache Mascha Kaléko zählt zu den eindrücklichsten lyrischen Stimmen der deutschsprachigen Poesie des 20. Jahrhunderts. Im Berlin der zwanziger und dreißiger Jahre erlebte sie ihren kometengleichen Aufstieg - binnen kurzer Zeit galt sie als ¦Philosophin der kleinen Leute-, ihre Gedichte wurden in vielen Zeitungen abgedruckt, 1933 erschien ihr ¦Lyrisches Stenogrammheft-, das den endgültigen Durchbruch verschaffte. Die Nazis erteilten der jüdischen Dichterin jedoch schon bald Schreibverbot, 1938 emigrierte sie mit ihrer Familie nach New York. Mascha Kaléko, die in den fünfziger und sechziger Jahren in Deutschland nochmals ein wenig von dem alten Ruhm erreichen konnte, war sich Zeit ihres Lebens bewusst, dass sie Lyrik für den Alltag, ¦Gebrauchsgedichte- verfasste. Ihre Gedichte sollten sich reimen, der heiter-melancholische Grundton fand bei vielen Leserinnen und Lesern Anklang. In den fünfziger Jahren schrieb sie zwei Gedichtzyklen für ihren Sohn Steven. ¦Der Papagei, die Mamagei und andere komische Tiere- sind ihm und ¦verspielten Kindern sämtlicher Jahrgänge- gewidmet. Verena Ballhaus hat diese Texte mit dem ihr eigenen Witz illustriert, sie holt die leise Ironie hervor und poliert sie in ihren Zeichnungen gekonnt aufs Allerschönste. Das Buch ist erstmals 1961 im Fackelträger Verlag erschienen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 650 Kl.-8° quer, gebundene Ausgabe, illustrierter Pappband [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le grand recueil : Lyres. - Méthodes. - Pièces

      First edition, one advance (service de presse) copy for each volume.Handsome autograph inscription signed by Francis Ponge to Raymond Queneau on the first volume.Small foxings on foot of lower cover,in the margins, of the third and last volume. Gallimard Paris 1961 14x20,5cm 3 volumes brochés

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        La critica musicale e i critici

      UTET, TORINO 1961 - ITALIANO Copertina rigida in tela grigia con titoli oro impressi al piatto e al dorso, con sovracoperta illustrata a colori; contiene 8 tavole in rotocalco e 402 illustrazioni nel testo; in ottimo stato di conservazione, solo le pagine sono leggermente imbrunite

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        Montouemhat, 4e prophète d'Amon, prince de la Ville

      IFAO, Le Caire 1961 - Very rare. Bibliothèque d'études (IFAO) 35. IFAO, Le Caire, 1961. First edition. In-4, 309 pages, 70 plates. Original softcover, in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      - SEUSS,DR. SNEETCHES AND OTHER STORIES. NY: Random House 1961. 4to (8 1/4 x 11 1/4"), glazed pictorial boards, 65p., edges very slightly rubbed and paper worn in a few spots on rear end paper, near Fine in VG dust wrapper with small crease and small closed tear, not price clipped. 1st edition. Contains 4 new stories: Sneetches, Zax, Too Many Daves and What Was I Scared Of?, wonderfully illustrated in color throughout. Younger / Hirsch 73. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Doroga w kosmos (Road to Space).

      Moscow: Pravda Publishing House, 1961. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (200 x 126 mm). 222 [2] pp. Illustrated with frontispiece and 60 b&w photographs. Publisher's grey cloth and original dust jacket (little wear to extremities and short tear to fold at top spine of dust jacket). Provenance: Prof. Jørgen Jørgensen (inscription in Cyrillic by Gagarin on first flyleaf "To president of the Danish-Soviet Unian society Professor Jörgensen, with esteem, Gagarin"). A fine copy in very good dust jacket.FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (printed July 1, 1961 according to imprint) of Gagarin's autobiography. There are two issues of this book known: the first (our issue) dated July 1, 1961 in the imprint and another (without exact date, but probably later) with 238 pages bound in blue cloth and with a different dust wrapper, with the latter one more common on the market. With an envelope containing: A card with Gagarin's signature, a translation of the dedication written on the fly leaf in Cyrillic letters, a note in Professor Jørgen Jørgensen's hand thanking Gagarin: "Kære og ærede hr. kosmonaut Juiry Gagarin. Modtag de hjerteligste hilsener og bedste ønsker for det nye år for Dem, Deres familie og Deres store folk fra Deres Ærbødigst hengivne Krista og Jørgen Jørgensen. PS. Vi takker Dem hjerteligst for den elskværdige tilsendelse af Deres interessante bog. Vi er meget glade for den og håber, at de hermed følgende billeder hos Dem vil vække behagelige erindringer om Deres besøg her i Danmark" (Dear and honorable Mr. Cosmonaut Juiry Gagarin. Please accept the heartfelt greetings and best wishes for the new year for you, your family and your great people from your respectfully devotees Krista and Jørgen Jørgensen. PS. We cordially thank you for the gracious forwarding of your interesting book. We are very pleased with it and hope that the relevant following pictures with you will evoke pleasant memories of your visit here in Denmark") and 2 newspaper clips. Berlingske Tidende d. 29.3.1968 og d. 30.03.1968 (Gagarins death). Gagarin visited Denmark Sept. 6-9, 1962 during his tour of Europe after his landmark orbit of Earth on April 12, 1961. >br>Jørgen Jørgensen's (1884-1969) was a Danish philosopher and professor at the University of Copenhagen. He also was president of the National Association for Promoting Synergies between Denmark and the Soviet Union in 1950. His Communist affiliation created him a lot of criticism and opposition in his philosophical career. Near Fine.

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      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. 443 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with white lettering to spine in original jacket. Inscribed card gifting the book laid-in. First edition.Catch-22 is a satirical novel by the American author Joseph Heller. He began writing it in 1953; the novel was first published in 1961. It is frequently cited as one of the greatest literary works of the twentieth century. It uses a distinctive non-chronological third-person omniscient narration, describing events from the points of view of different characters. The separate story-lines are out of sequence so that the timeline develops along with the plot. The novel is set during World War II, from 1942 to 1944. It mainly follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier. Most of the events in the book occur while the fictional 256th Squadron is based on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Italy. The novel looks into the experiences of Yossarian and the other airmen in the camp, who attempt to maintain their sanity while fulfilling their service requirements so that they may return home. The novel's title refers to a plot device that is repeatedly invoked in the story. Catch-22 starts as a set of paradoxical requirements whereby airmen mentally unfit to fly did not have to, but could not actually be excused. By the end of the novel it is invoked as the explanation for many unreasonable restrictions. The phrase "Catch-22" has since entered the English language, referring to a type of unsolvable logic puzzle sometimes called a double bind. According to the novel, people who were crazy were not obliged to fly missions; but anyone who applied to stop flying was showing a rational concern for their safety, and was sane.While sitting at home one morning in 1953, Heller thought of the lines, "It was love at first sight. The first time he saw the chaplain, [Yossarian] fell madly in love with him." Within the next day, he began to envision the story that could result from this beginning, and invented the characters, the plot, and the tone that the story would eventually take. Within a week, he had finished the first chapter and sent it to his agent. He did not do any more writing for the next year, as he planned the rest of the story. The initial chapter was published in 1955 as "Catch-18", in Issue 7 of New World Writing. Although he originally did not intend the story to be longer than a novelette, Heller was able to add enough substance to the plot that he felt it could become his first novel. When he was one-third done with the work, his agent, Candida Donadio, sent it to publishers. Heller was not particularly attached to the work, and decided that he would not finish it if publishers were not interested. The work was soon purchased by Simon and Schuster, who gave him US $750 and promised him an additional $750 when the full manuscript was delivered. Heller missed his deadline by four to five years, but, after eight years of thought, delivered the novel to his publisher. Just before publication, the novel's title was changed to Catch-22 to avoid confusion with Leon Uris' new novel, Mila 18. The novel was published in hardback in 1961 to mixed reviews, with theChicago Sun-Times calling it "the best American novel in years", while other critics derided it as "disorganized, unreadable, and crass". It sold only 30,000 copies in the United States hardback in its first year of publication. Reaction was very different in the UK, where, within one week of its publication, the novel was number one on the bestseller lists. In the years after its release in paperback in October 1962, however, Catch-22 caught the imaginations of many baby boomers, who identified with the novel's anti-war sentiments. The book went on to sell 10 million copies in the United States. The novel's title became a standard term in English and other languages for a dilemma with no easy way out. Now considered a classic, the book was listed at number 7 on Modern Library's list of the top 100 novels of the century.Condition:Some fading of cloth, a few small stains, slight stain/scratch to front panel, light rubbing to spine ends. Jacket chip to spine ends and top of rear panel, also a few minor chips and tears, light wear and soling else a very good copy in like jacket.

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