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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.

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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.

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        The Lagoon and Other Stories: signed copy

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

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        „A los toros“ mit Picasso.

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

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

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

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        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]

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        Public Papers of Harry S Truman 1945-53

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

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        Locus Solus I-V [Complete Run]

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

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        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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        A BURNT-OUT CASE

      Heinemann, [1961]., London - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        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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        Graffiti de Brassaï: Textes et photos de Brassai et deux Conversations avec Picasso

      Les Éditions Du Temps, Paris 1961 - Documentation, in text and photographs, of two conversations Brassaï had with Picasso. 43 pp. 4to. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, bumping to corners with small tears, now in mylar cover. Minor foxing to white cloth boards, clean within. Text in French. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Phantom Tollbooth.

      Epstein & Carroll, New York 1961 - First edition of this modern classic. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Signed by both Norton Juster and illustrator, Jules Feiffer on the half title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped first issue dust jacket which has had some expert restoration. "This book has been described by Naomi Lewis as ‘the best original modern book in the Carroll line’" (Carpenter & Prichard, 409). Anyone with an appreciation for the language and irony of Alice in Wonderland will consider this witty adventure a classic. The novel begins with a miserably bored lad who exclaims that "there is nothing for me to do, nowhere I'd care to go, and hardly anything worth seeing." Suddenly a tollbooth appears in his room, and, having no other interests, the lad Milo drives through it and sets off in his toy car for a mythic journey. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Tropic of Cancer

      Grove Press, Inc, New York, New York 1961 - Very good hardcover copy of "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller in a very good dust jacket. First Edition / Third Grove Press printing with the price scribbled out. Signed and dated on the title page. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity by Global Authentication. Spine ends rubbed. Light soiling on top and fore edges of the text block. Dust jacket has a short closed tear on the front panel. Front panel rubbed. Edges and spine ends lightly worn. Tight and otherwise clean. Enjoy this important book in terms of the history of censorship and obsenity charges with an Introduction by Karl Shapiro and a Preface by Anain Nin! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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.

      Instrucción MinFAR, Habana 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bird & Trees of North America: Four Volumes

      New York: Rowman and Littlefield. 1961-1962. Four volume set. Revised and annotated by Lisa McGaw. Reproducing the hand-colored original paintings of the original limited edition. Comprising eight hundred and seventy-five full-color plates, one thousand ninety-four species and sub-species of birds, three hundred and eighty-three species of trees with an explanatory text by the author. Oblong Folios. String bound pages in red cloth boards with gilt bird illustration on front, gilt stamped black cloth spine. Light stain on bottom page edges of volumes two and three, red cloth of volume four faded, extremities lightly worn, else near fine. .

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        Empty mirror. Early poems. Introduction by William Carlos Williams

      New York: Totem Press in association with Corinth Books, 1961. First edition, 8vo, pp. 47; original printed wrappers, soiled and spotted. This copy inscribed by Ginsberg "Allen Ginsberg for Israel Young, January 29, 1983 Stockholm Sweden." Also with Ginsberg's Buddhist syllable mark "AH" in a circle. From the library of Israel "Izzy" Young, former owner of the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, New York.

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        The Ice in the Bedroom

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by P. G. Wodehouse on the front free end paper with Kroch's & Brentano's First Edition Circle card laid in. Near fine with a slight blemish on upper corner of front board, faint crease to signature page. In a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing, chipping at spine ends and corners, and a bit of creasing.

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        Exposition Commemorative Du Centenaire De Georges Melies

      The Cinematheque Fracaise & L'Union Centrale Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris 1961 - TEXT IN FRENCH. Lovely 80 page catalog celebration the cenenary of Melies. Includes essays along with 4 double page color drawing by the great filmmaker along with 8pgs. of historical photos on plates and some black and white in text drawings.The beautiful color cover is by Felix Labisse. Light sunfading to the back cover, and a very small bookstore label on the top corner of the title pg.m otherwise a near fine tight and clean copy of a rare catalog. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Bevitore.

      Senza data. - E’ morto a 92 anni l’ artista che immortalò Mussolini e Goebbels. Ma dal ’37 fu un antifascista in rivolta contro ogni potere Winkler, lo scultore di regime che divenne re della provocazione In un bronzetto aveva raffigurato il "critico d’ arte" col sedere piatto e la testa a forma di sciacquone mentre scrive vuote parole nell’ aria. L’ opera illustra con eloquenza il reciproco disamore fra la critica e Othmar Winkler, lo scultore altoatesino morto l’ altro ieri notte all’ ospedale Santa Chiara di Trento all’ eta’ di novantadue anni. Dalla vita burrascosa e solitaria appare chiaro che Winkler non ha fatto molto per guadagnare consensi. La sua ultima provocazione e’ del ’ 95. Invitato a una collettiva della Provincia di Trento, mando’ un "Enigma di Pinocchio" con appeso al naso del burattino un barattolo di feci personali per contestare la "degenerazione dell’ arte"; l’ opera gli venne respinta perche’ la "merda d’ artista" aveva gia’ avuto, nel 1961, il noto precedente di Piero Manzoni. Eppure ci fu un periodo, sette anni su novantadue, in cui Winkler fu lo scultore piu’ "ufficiale" che si possa immaginare: nel 1931, dopo aver visitato una sua mostra al Circolo della Stampa di Roma, Mussolini volle posare per lui (due ore al giorno per due settimane). Come d’ abitudine, l’ esempio del duce fu immediatamente seguito dai gerarchi: e Winkler scolpi’ i busti di Ciano, Teruzzi, De Bono, De Vecchi, Bottai, Marinetti e persino di Goebbels che ando’ a ritrarre fino a Berlino. Scultore di regime, dunque, e al piu’ alto livello. Ma un bel giorno, nel 1937, addio camicie nere. Il trentenne Othmar butto’ in strada i busti in gesso dei gerarchi, fuori dal suo studio romano di via XX Settembre, e prese il treno braccato dalla polizia. Fini’ a Oslo, dove frequento’ il pittore Edvard Munch e divenne antifascista, convinzione che si rinforzo’ l’ anno dopo quando, a Berlino, fu testimone degli orrori perpetrati dai nazisti contro gli ebrei nella "notte dei cristalli". Nel dopoguerra, il suo estro ribelle si diresse contro la classe dirigente ("i politici di oggi mi sembrano peggio di quegli altri, che se non altro avevano una corrusca grandezza" disse), in chiave soprattutto anticlericale, come quando raffiguro’ un cardinale in sella a un maiale, con la falce e martello sulla stola; oppure come quando le suore di Maria Bambina gli ordinarono una "Via crucis" e lui le ripago’ con i grattacieli e la locomotiva del Progresso che schiacciavano il Cristo, mentre la spada dell’ Anticristo era coperta da un ramoscello d’ ulivo. Allegorie bizzarre, se vogliamo contorte, indubbiamente eccentriche come il suo modo di essere ribelle e solitario, di volta in volta fascista e antifascista, anarchico e comunista, blasfemo e credente; che nel bene e nel male racchiude i tormenti di un secolo lungo quanto la sua vita. Cesare Medail. Formato: Scultura in cera (pezzo unico) di cm 36x31x8. Molto buono.

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        Un oubli moins profond. - Le chemin de Monclar. - Le jardin des trinitaires

      First edition, one of 35 numbered copies on Hollande paper for each of the volumes, the tirage de tête.A rare and very good complete set of this trilogy. Gallimard Paris 1961-1966 14x20,5cm pour les deux premiers volumes & 15x21,5cm pour le dernier 3 volumes brochés

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        James Madison (6 volumes)

      Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis & New York 1961 - Tall 8vo. Volumes 4 & 6 are First Editions. Red cloth with gilt lettering in color printed dustjackets. From the library of Dr. Warren G. Harding II with his stamp to front pastedown in each volume. Volumes are very good to near fine (Vol. II spine faded; 4 dust jackets price-clipped; light chipping to extremities; some creasing); overall, an attractive set. The volumes included in this set: The Virginia Revolutionist: 1751-1780 (1941); The Nationalist: 1780-1787 (1948); Father of The Constitution: 1787-1800 (1950); Secretary of State. 1800-1809 (1953); The President: 1809-1812 (1956); Commander in Chief: 1812-1836 (1961). The definitive biography of Madison, the fourth president of the United States, giving a fully sympathetic account of his life. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MADELINE IN LONDON

      BEMELMANS, LUDWIG. BEMELMANS,LUDWIG. MADELINE IN LONDON, NY: Viking (1961). 4to (9 x 12 1/4"), red cloth, 56p., neat owner inscription on half title, Fine in near Fine dust wrapper not price clipped. 1st edition. London will never be the same after Madeline's visit! Great color illustrations on every page.

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