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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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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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        Préférences

      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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        SNEETCHES AND OTHER STORIES

      - 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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        L'ECONOMIA anno VIII n.3-4 5-6 RIVISTA MENSILE

      CENTRO STUDI ECONOMICI E SOCIALI DELL'UNIVERSITA' INTERN STUDI SOCIALI, ROMA 1961 - ITALIANO Due volumi mensili con coperte diverse, la prima bianca, l'altra verde e nera, entrambe leggermente ingiallite, con lievi segni di usura e lievissima fioritura, ai dorsi numerazione a penna, fioritura ai tagli, pagine in buonissimo stato di conservazione

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        Catch-22

      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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        Revolutionary Road

      Boston: Little Brown, (1961). Boston: Little Brown. (1961). His influential first novel, made into a well-received film almost fifty years after the book's publication. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, to Paul Cubeta, assistant director of Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, (which Yates attended in 1960 and again in 1962, where he had a legendary mental breakdown): "For Paul Cubeta - who makes everything go and keeps everything quiet. With more gratitude than he can possibly use and more respect than he will ever believe./ Dick Yates/ 8/30/61." A heartfelt association copy of one of the most acclaimed first novels of its era. Yates went on to teach at the Iowa Writers Workshop; later, in New Hampshire, he was effectively the "dean" of New England writers -- a model and mentor to John Irving, Andre Dubus, and others. Foxing and staining to page edges, otherwise a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with one edge chip and some blended staining to the spine. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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        PABLO PICASSO TOROS Y TOREROS

      Thames and Hudson. 1961 - Editions Cercle d'Art with the drawings printed in France and text printed and book bound in The Netherlands. 32pp text followed by the superb illustrations. Coloured main title and four other title pages. 16 pictures in colour and 88 w/p mono including the final 16 illustrations in actual size sepia wash. The other works are half size. 18 textual illustrations. Ex library with library label to fep and barcode to bottom ffep. Small library stamp to bottom copyright page and various stock item numbers. Small card wallet to corner rep. This is a very nice, tight and clean item with good decorated slip case with split to cloth at bottom of case and scuffing at corners. Sign of library number at bottom of slip case at spine.and other Good clean illustrated cloth binding with sign of stock number at base. Good decorated ep's.minor faults. priced to reflect. This is a very heavy title and post will be in excess of quoted by abe. 0.0 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mimeograph Typescript of Points of Destinction [sic] Between Sedative and Halucigen [sic] Drugs

      1961. Unrecorded mimeograph typescript of a speech Burroughs gave at a meeting of the American Psychological Association, September, 1961, in New York City. Five pages, including personal and anecdotal experiences, arguing against the broad category of "narcotics" for both addictive sedatives and non-addicting consciousness expanding drugs. Together with a 1964 issue of Evergreen Review in which the speech is printed, with textual variations, including a change in the title, with "consciousness expanding" replacing "hallucigen." The talk/essay was included in two anthologies of writings about drugs, but the Maynard and Miles bibliography lists no separate printing of it, and this mimeograph would appear to be contemporary with the talk in 1961, making it several years earlier than any of the other appearances in print. Also, the term "halucigen" dates it as being prior to the point at which the term "hallucinogen" was settled on as the consensus descriptor. The magazine has a detached text block; the speech is stapled in an upper corner and fine. An unrecorded Burroughs typescript on one of the subjects that was most deeply embedded in his works. No Binding. Fine.

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        Partitur: Symphonie in 5 Stücken Entropia.

      s.l. datiert: 1961. Fotomechanischer Nachdruck der Originalhandschrift [musc austria listet das Werk mit falscher Entstehungszeit (1963) als opus 20]87 S. in losen Blättern, auf der letzten Seite im Druck signiert, Salzburg 1961. lose Blätter in einfachem Kartonumschlag, 66 x 28 cm, Kartonumschlag mit Läsuren, Blätter teilweise lichtrandig und mit kleinen Einrissen **** Horvath, Josef Maria * 20.12.1931 Pécs/H. Komponist. Orgelstudium am Jesuitengymnasium in Pécs, später studierte H. an der Budapester MHsch. Klavier (Diplom 1956), Dirigieren und Komposition sowie nach der Emigration nach Österreich 1956–59 an der Salzburger MAkad. Mozarteum bei C. Bresgen und Kurt Leimer (Klavier, Komposition, Elektronische Musik); bis 1964 als Konzertpianist tätig, seither Fokus auf Komposition. Ab 1979 Prof. für Musiktheorie und Neue Musik am Mozarteum; Mitglied der Cooperative für Computermusik; lebt in Salzburg. H. verbindet in seinen Werken „kompositorische Strenge [...] mit großer Klangschönheit“. Auftragswerke u. a. für den Österreichischen Rundfunk, die Salzburger Festspiele oder das Ensemble 20. Jahrhundert. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        ASPETTI STRUTTURALI DELLE INDUSTRIE ITALIANE

      GIUFFRE', ROMA 1961 - MONOGRAFIE ITALIANO Vol. n. 5 della collana, a cura dello SVIMEZ, pagine lievemente ingiallite ai bordi rimanendo in buonissimo stato di conservazione, coperta morbida scolorita ai bordi e con fioritura, adesivo biblioteca al piede del dorso, fioritura ai tagli

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        Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volumes 1 & 2.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961-70. First editions of both volumes of this classic cook book. Quarto, 2 volumes, original illustrated boards. Volume 1 is signed by "Bon Appetit Julia Child" on a bookplate. Volume two is inscribed by and dated in the year of publication by Julia Child on the half title page. Both copies are in near fine condition in near fine dust jackets. A very nice set, rare signed in both volumes. Julia Child?s Mastering the Art of French Cooking is arguably the most influential work on French food ever published in the United States. A "self-confessed ham, she became a darling of audiences almost from the moment she made her debut in 1963 at the age of 50" (New York Times).

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        The Constitution of Liberty

      The University of Chicago Press 1961 - Signed by the author on the title page. This is a Good + condition hard cover with no dust jacket. The cover has rubbed edges and has some nciks to the head and tail-side edges of the back-strip. The front cover has a superficial scratch. The front free endpaper has a previous owner's address label and a hand-written name. The pages are in VG condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rocco et ses Freres. L'histoire du Film, les Dialogues et le Scenario, les 140 plus belles photos.

      Paris: Buchet/Chastel, 1961. SIGNED FIRST FRENCH EDITION. Octavo, pp.335. French language. Paperback in pictorial card cover. Signed by Visconti to the title page at Colombia University on December 8th, 1969. Translated from the Italian by Causse, this book contains the history of the film and the script, and has many black and white photographs from the film. Text-block slightly detaching from the covers, some chipping and rubbing along all the exterior edges, nice and bright internally.

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        In Parenthesis. Seinnyessit e gledyf ym penn mameu.

      8vo., original blue buckram , spine lettered on a grey backround within a gilt panel. With frontispiece and full page plate at the rear both by David Jones, and a map in the text. A fine copy. Second edition of this tour de force by the artist/poet, an innovative prose poem which stands as one of the handful of literary works of the First World War to which the term "great" may justifiably applied. Jones served in France and Flanders with the Royal Welch Fusiliers. This edition includes an Introduction by T. S. Eliot (Jones's advocate at Faber), and this is the deluxe issue, limited to seventy numbered copies (fifty for sale), specially bound and signed by Jones and Eliot. This copy No. 1. The author's first book and most celebrated work, which takes the form of an epic prose poem set in the first world war, based on the author's own experiences. It was ten years in the making and was eventually helped to publication by T.S. Eliot, who hailed the book as "a work of genius". It won the 1938 Hawthornden prize. Stephen Spender in a review for the NY Times said: "This work of a poet-painter has its every word chiselled out of experience, and it is probably the World War I monument most likely to survive."

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        Richard Nixon writes a politically reflective TLS to Jack Dreyfus, founder of the Dreyfus funds

      Los Angeles, California: , June 6, 1961. Los Angeles, California, June 6, 1961. 7.25" x 10.25". "Single page TLS, 7.25"" x 10.25"", dated ""June 6, 1961"" on stationary stock, with Richard Nixon's personal letterhead. Signed by Richard Nixon as ""Dick"". Accompanied by the postmarked mailing envelope, 7.5"" x 4"". Expected folds, else near fine condition.This letter, to Jack Dreyfus, was composed after Nixon had just completed his 8 year stint as Vice President, and had recently lost the Presidential election to Kennedy by only 112,827 votes (0.2 percent) in the popular vote. By this time, Nixon and his family had returned to California, where he practiced law and wrote a bestselling book, Six Crises. Interestingly enough, back then, like now, there were charges of voter fraud in such a close election, but back then it was considered an issue in Texas and Illinois, both states won by Kennedy; Nixon refused to consider contesting the election, feeling a lengthy controversy would diminish the United States in the eyes of the world, and the uncertainty would hurt U.S. interests. Perhaps a self sacrificing position to take, but one which also avoided the expense and stressors on the US citizens who need a smooth transition of power. Nixon's letter to Dreyfus briefly referenced his concerns on communist strategy and general political tactics and recommended a book for Drefus to read. In part, he noted: ""Among the many hundreds and perhaps thousands of books and treatises that have been written on Communist strategy and tactics I believe that one of the best and most objective is Robert Strausz-Hupe's ""Protracted Conflict"" (to which he apparently noted he would enclose a copy for him under separate cover). The book Nixon referred to was written shortly after Second World War, Robert Strausz-Hupe, then a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, envisioned not just the postwar struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States (which obviously occurred throughout the following several decades), but also envisioned the geopolitical rise of the Asian powers of China and India (which has been occurring in the more recent decade). In 1945, he noted, the Western powers held significant advantages in all of these elements, except demographics. Western industrial development, technology, and organization had thus far enabled Western powers to more than offset the manpower advantages of Asia. But, warned Strausz-Hupe, â€

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        The Winter of Our Discontent [Pristine]

      New York Viking Press 1961 First Printing. 8vo: [8],311,[1]pp. Publisher's turquoise cloth, spine titled in silver in black title block, upper cover stamped in blind, top edge stained turquoise, blue pictorial dust jacket priced $4.50. As New, very fine and unread, in a Fine jacket, vibrant and bright. All in all, virtually pristine. Goldstone & Payne A38b. As New ¶Steinbeck's final novel, set in New England, the title a reference to the first two lines of Shakespeare's Richard III: "Now is the winter of our discontent / Made glorious summer by this sun [or son] of York." For the most part, Winter received a harsh critical reception (although the Atlantic Monthly called it a classic). Largely negative critics offered little appreciation of the risks Steinbeck had taken or the enormous technical innovations he had attempted in the text. But the following year the Swedish Academy awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature, remarking specifically on five books from 1935 to 1939, then continued: "it is not possible to dwell at any length on individual works which Steinbeck later produced. If at times the critics have seemed to note certain signs of flagging powers, of repetitions that might point to a decrease in vitality, Steinbeck belied their fears most emphatically with The Winter of Our Discontent. Here he attained the same standard which he set in The Grapes of Wrath. Again he holds his position as an independent expounder of the truth with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American, be it good or bad." Now, fifty years later, "recent Steinbeck criticism seems to assert that The Winter of Our Discontent's structural complexity went unappreciated by early readers who failed to see it as a successful portrait and call to action against an ever-increasing decadence which had invaded the very soul of the times." (Literary Encyclopedia) 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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        Somme athéologique II : Le coupable, édition revue et corrigée suivie de L'Alleluiah

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

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        Catch-22

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        The Trial of Lady Chatterley - Edited from official transcripts by C.H. Rolph. [PPLD.206/1] A condensation of C.H.Rolph's transcripts of the Trial, read by Maurice Denham and others from the Penguin Publication. - Produced by Jennifer Wayne for Nonesuch Records. Under the Direction of John Chandos. Introduction spoken by Lord Birkett, P.C.

      [England], Nonesuch Records, 1961. Vintage Spoken Word Records (2 LP's). Original, Vintage Vinyl in original sleeves. / Both sleeves (original Nonesuch Record Sleeves) and both Records in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear (some signs of fingerprints on LP No.2 / Sleeve in (NM-) and Record in near mint (!) condition NM. Extremely Rare !

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        Hombre

      Robert Hale, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. the original jacket is shelf worn and the back is marked. there are small creases and the top of the spine is frayed. there has been tape repair and reinforcement beneath the jacket. the rear flap appears to have been slightly trimmed. with all these faults it still presents well in cellophane. the book has old tape residue marks and a little foxing.there is a small previous ownership stamp mark and date. the binding is strong.

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        Comment c'est

      Les éditions de minuit. First edition on ordinary paper.Autograph inscription from Samuel Beckett to a friend.Spine slightly sunned, a marginal tear to head of the last text page. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1961 12x19cm broché

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        Préférences

      First edition for some parts, one of 75 numbered copies on pur fil paper, the tirage de tête.A fine copy. José Corti Paris 1961 12x19cm broché

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        Cancellation cover Commemorating the World Chess Championship rematch of 1961

      One sheet cover with cancelled stamp and decorative chess board in black on light green paper. Commemorative cancel to stamp. Signed by both players, Mikhail Tal and Mikhail Botvinnik, in blue ink, dated by Botvinnik 12 May 1961. Event covers are decorated, stamped and canceled commemorative envelopes. They are created to celebrate an event or note an anniversary. The design (called a "cachet") is generally placed on the left side of the envelope (although there are also "all over" cachets). It explains what is being commemorated on what date, and some times includes an illustration page. Ideally, the stamps used relate to the celebration. Cancels are either obtained in the city of the event. If a special cancellation (one with a design) has been created for the event, you can generally only receive that cancel from the local post office.Mikhail Tal (Latvian: Mihails Tāls; Russian: Ð

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        Revolutionary Road

      First Printing Boston and Toronto Little, Brown 1961 First Edition (so stated) of the author's first book, recently brought to the screen by Sam Mendes, with Kate Winslet and Leonardo Decaprio. 8vo: [8],337,[1]pp. Publisher's red quarter-cloth lettered in gilt, black paper-covered boards; tan pictorial dust jacket titled in red, with quote in black from Alfred Kazin, priced $4.75. A Fine, tight, square copy, likely unread, in a Fine jacket, virtually pristine, crisp and clean with no foxing, dust-soiling or stains and no fading to the fugitive red on the spine panel Fine Yates's first novel, a blistering, incisive portrait of marriage and suburban life in 1950's America, attracted an impressive list of admirers (among them Tennessee Williams, Joan Didion, Richard Ford and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., who called the book The Great Gatsby of its generation) and was nominated for the 1962 National Book Award, but by the time Yates died more than 30 years later, fewer than 12,000 copies had sold. In recent years, two events catapulted Revolutionary Road onto the New York Times bestseller list: Sam Mendes's film and "A Tragic Honesty," Blake Bailey's biography of Yates. 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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        Works of G. Maciunas at AG (GM at AG)

      New York: AG Gallery, 1961. First edition. Loose Sheets. Fine. Single narrow sheet of paper. An exhibition announcement flyer for a solo show of Maciunas' work at his influential, but short-lived gallery on Madison Avenue. Flyer measures 3 1/2 x 10 1.2" tall. Offset printed on card stock. Fine condition. Flyer is undated, but clearly from 1961 as the gallery only existed for a few short months in that year when it proved financially unsuccessful after only a short time. The artist's plan was to sell imported foodstuffs and musical instruments to make ends meet. A seriously rare piece of early fluxus ephemera.

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        For Emmett" - Typografik Schreibmaschine, rückseitig mit Schreibmaschine bezeichnet, datiert und mit dem Vermerk "(Et Mappe).

      () 1961 - 12,6 x 17,5 cm. Emmet Williams gewidmete Originaltypoarbeit zur Publikation in einer "et" Mappe vorgesehen, jedoch nicht realisiert.

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        Fur Trader's Story

      The Ryerson Press, 1961. Signed, dated and generically inscribed by author/subject upon half-title page. 245 pages. Map endpapers. Black and white photographic plates, including frontispiece photo of author/subject in travel attire. Anderson "recounts his nearly half a century in the Canadian north. By snowshoe and dog team, by canoe, sailboat and steamer, he travelled throughout the woodlands and the Arctic regions of Canada - with numerous side trips to the west coast of Greenland. Includes many a fabulous anecdote - tales of courage and privation, humour in the bivouac and excitement on the trail. Discusses the fur trade and its history, interspersing his narrative with reflections which provide sharp insight to this theme." - from dust jacket. Gift greetings atop half-title page. Light wear to book. Binding intact. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart.

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        Painter's Notebook

      Hollander Press, San Diego 1961 - With three wood engravings signed by the artist. The plates are mixed media prints: wood engraving and serigraph. Williams was a self-taught modernist artist who taught at Chouinard Art Institute, Pomona College, and University of California, Santa Barbara. Much of his work was lost in a fire that destroyed his home. WorldCat locates 3 copies of the book. Signed by the author on each of the three engravings. 100 copies in this edition plus 25 special copies marked A to Y. This is Copy Number C. First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Slight tanning to covers. Mild edge wear. All engravings with tissue guards. One engraving is loose. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Le testament d'Orphée

      Editions du Rocher 1961 - - Editions du Rocher, Monaco 1961, 13,5x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Marais, seuls grands papiers. Iconographie. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 60 numbered copies on pur fil Marais, the only large paper copies. Illustrations. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [The Danzig Trilogy, comprising] The Tin Drum; Cat and Mouse; Dog Years

      First Printings New York Pantheon [Harcourt, Brace & World, through 1965] 1961 First Printings of the first American editions, with matching dust jackets illustrated with drawings by the author. All translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. 8vo's; 592; 190; 570pp. The Thin Drum (Pantheon, 1961): Publisher's finely woven red cloth, the upper boarded stamped with a device of the "tin" drummer, the spine lettered in black and gilt, with a matching black top stain and threaded end papers, the dust jacket priced at $6.95. Both book and jacket are virtually As New, with no discernible faults. Cat and Mouse (Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963): Publisher's finely woven black cloth, the upper boarded stamped with a device of a curled-up cat, the spine lettered in red and gilt, the dust jacket priced at $3.95. Both book and jacket are in Fine condition, barring just a shade of toning to the jacket's spine. Dog Years (Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965): Publisher's original black cloth with brown end papers, the spine lettered in gilt, the dust jacket priced at $6.95. Fine, square and tight, in a Fine jacket with no wear. Fine The Tin Drum, the first installment in the author's Danzig Trilogy, offers a searing indictment of the role ordinary Germans played in Hitler's National Socialist regime and of their reluctance to address issues of guilt in the postwar era. At the time of the book's publication, the dominant historical view held that National Socialist crimes had been committed by a few fanatical individuals?an idea endorsed by the Nuremberg Trials of key Nazis in 1945-1946. It was not until the Auschwitz trials of 1963-65 that the part played in the Holocaust by "ordinary" men and women was fully documented. Grass's next two books, Cat and Mouse and Dog Years, continue his exploration of this, until then, widely unacknowledged perspective. When Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999, in large part for the Danzig Trilogy, the prize committee noted the books' remarkable portrayal of "the forgotten face of history." 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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        Original Unbound Sheets 1923-1935.

      (Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1961). Small folio portfolio. One of seventeen portfolios distributed by Dawson's Book Shop. Contains Dawson's contents sheet, plus 20 leaves of proof, trial, and discarded sheets, which were purchased from the daughter of C. H. St. John Hornby. These are: an eight-page signature from The Faerie Queen (1923); eight pages from The Golden Asse of Apuleius (1924); two sheets of eight pages each from The Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach (1932); eight pages from Daphnis and Chloe, with a single woodcut by Gwen Raverat; twelve pages from Spenser's Minor Poems (1925) partly printed in red and blue; and four pages from the Ashendene bibliography (1935) showing specimen pages from Un Mazzetto Scelto di Certi Fioretti ... di San Francesco (with a woodcut in red), the Purgatorio of Dante, the Horace, and A Treatyse of Fysshinge with an Angle. In addition, this copy, which is from the library of Muir Dawson, contains two extra leaves not called for in the contents sheet: a single leaf of the opening text page of Le Morte D'Arthur, printed on glossy paper on the recto only. There is a penciled note on the upper right margin indicating that this is a proof. Also included is a two-page ALs from Hornby to Graily Hewitt on a single sheet of Shelley House stationery. The letter, which is undated, discusses pages that were ready for lettering, specifically, pages 28 and 29 of the Horace, and page 7 of the Virgil. The content of the letter and selection of the pages indicate that Hornby was working on the Bibliography at this time. Some wear to spine foot of portfolio, slight rubbing to corners, minor dampstain to corners of several leaves. A near fine example of a scarce collection of leaves. Housed in a red cloth folio-size portfolio with leather label.

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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,, 1961-70. 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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        Meditation sur le Theatre et la Vie...

      Liège: Editions Dynamo, (1961). Copy 3 of 11 printed on Hollande paper, from a total edition of 51 copies, published on the first anniversary of Camus' death. Fine....

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        Tombeau de mon père

      Editions Galanis. First edition, one of 112 numbered copies, all signed by the author and the artist, this one of 21 copies on Japon nacre paper, the only copies with an artist's proof and a suite of etchings on Japon nacre signed by the artist, from the tirage de tête.The work is illustrated with seven original etchings by Maurice Estève, including one vignette, four hors-texte, one border and one tail-piece.A very rare tirage de tête of this moving poem by André Frénaud superbly illustrated with images by Estève Editions Galanis Paris 1961 In-4 (33,7x27cm) en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Paintings from Prison.

      1961. Two beautiful Chinese pen and ink and watercolour paintings on silk by Clarence Lee. Approximately 16.5 x 23.5cm and 16.8 x 22.8cm. These two paintings bear the chop of Clarence Lee - ??? (Lee Tse Ko or in Cantonese Lee Chi Kuk) from Hefei, Anhui Province. He was the son of K. C. Lee of the HSBC Bank in Shanghai. These two paintings were loosely inserted in an envelope on which it was noted that Clarence Lee had painted them on Christmas Day while in prison. As materials for painting were very difficult to obtain Clarence Lee painted on silk which he had torn off the back of old Chinese books. Clarence Lee painted these two paintings was in prison. He had run foul of the Communist Party as he and his brother who was also held refused to fit in with the new austere life required of people in China following 1949. The brothers continued to party and spend money and lead a life that was the anti-thesis of the model Chinese citizen in the 1950s. These paintings were from the collection of William Stewart, an official for many years in the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, where the Lee Brothers father also worked. William Stewart wrote: "I have kept the original [paintings] for many years - given to me by his wife - who is no longer his wife now I think. When I left Shanghai in 1966 Clarence I understand was still in some sort of custody or under surveillance - and maybe still is (1978). His brother was released and I met him again in Shanghai, but after that he was arrested again in Hangchow for some minor misdemeanour, maybe is still in custody. Both very pleasant chaps and in any non c. [Communist] country might be going about their normal jobs and living as they were accustomed to in pre liberation days - ie before 1949. Such is life for some." Clarence Lee's chop appears on other paintings which suggests that he was a collector of art as well as an artist. One of these paintings is dated 1961 (???) possibly, the characters being difficult to make out, on Christmas Day (???) of that year. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 150513).

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        THE WASTE LAND.

      Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1961 (London: Faber & Faber). 8 x 11 1/4. (9), 11- 52, (1 ) pages. Vellum-backed marbled boards with matching slipcase. The slipcase was too tight for both for this publication and the Four Quartets which was issued in a similar format; it has usually split with use and frequently resulted in wear to the cover edges. The case on this copy has been rehabilitated by a local binder who has covered/reinforced the joints with green cloth. There is very slight wear to the edges, and finger soil on the spine. Nearly fine copy. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Eliot. Designed and printed by Hans Mardersteig in his Dante type on Magnani paper.

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