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        The Gift

      New York: Putnam, 1963 First edition of the first English translation. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title in pencil with chess imagery: for the [two chess bishops] from Vladimir Nabokov April 2 1964 Ithaca NY, with two butterflies and their shadows, and this annotation: corrected: two misprints on p. 79/ one misprint on p. 254. A fine copy in a near fine jacket. Housed in a custom quarter leather box with folding chemise. From the library of Morris Bishop (with his bookplate to the front pastedown), a department head at Cornell who was responsible for securing Nabokov's position there. He and his wife Alison were among the Nabokovs' few intimates during the late 1940s-1950s, and remained close friends until their deaths. The translation of The Gift into English was one of Nabokov's earliest goals after his emigration to the States in 1940. The Gift illustrates, perhaps more clearly than any of Nabokov's Russian works later translated into English, the cohesion of his two bodies of work by gracefully integrating the literary, personal and political themes that dominate his canon. (Selected Letter, 27, 133-34). When The Gift was published by Putnam's, Nabokov reflects in a BBC interview: ".it is the longest, I think the best, and the most nostalgic of my Russian novels. It portrays the adventures, literary and romantic, of a young Russian expatriate in Berlin, in the twenties; but he's not myself. I am very careful to keep my characters beyond the limits of my own identity. Only the background of the novel can be said to contain some biographical touches. And there is another thing about it that pleases me: probably my favorite Russian poem is one that I happened to give to my main character in that novel (Duval-Smith interview, 1962).. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Where the Wild Things Are

      New York: Harper & Row, Publishers,, 1963. Landscape folio. Original pictorial paper boards with green cloth backstrip, titles to front cover in black, pictorial endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a custom made slipcase. Colour illustrations by the author throughout. Edges lightly rubbed and toned, dust jacket toned and lightly creased to the spine, price clipped. First edition, first printing, in the first issue jacket. Signed by Sendak on the half title. There seem to be multiple issues of the first printing of this elusive and important book. Variations in price occur throughout the later states but have no bearing on the status of the true first issue. Primacy is established through the text of the blurb which, as in the present copy, makes no mention of the Caldecott Award bestowed upon the book on publication. The winning of such a prestigious prize compelled the publishers to recall the entire edition and change the text on the dust wrapper to include the achievement. Copies therefore with the original blurb are rare and are indubitably the earliest.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        GLORY ROAD

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. [1963]. cloth.. Narrow binding glue stain along inner front hinge, else a fine copy. in nearly fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing to spine ends and. corner tips. A nice copy overall. (#141033). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-200. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-135. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 27.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Ipcress File

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1963.. First American edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that has a crease to the front panel of the dust jacket flap. Inscribed by the author. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Jerusalem Windows

      New York: George Braziller. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CHAGALL. A fine, pristine copy with the scarce publisher's slipcase and shipping box. The English language issue. Inscribed by Chagall on the front free endpaper: "Pour Andrea Sillerstein / Marc Chagall / 1963 / Washington". Beautifully illustrated with 104 plates (64 in full color), and two original color lithographs done expressly for this edition. Chagall's Jerusalem Windows illustrates and chronicles the creation of the famous twelve stained glass windows, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel, designed by Chagall for the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center Synagogue in Jerusalem. With text and notes by Jean Leymarie. New York: George Braziller, (1962). Original red cloth, original pictorial dust jacket, original acetate, original slipcase and shipping box. A magnificent, fine copy, almost as new. Extremely rare signed and in such outstanding condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Centaur

      Knopf 1963 - Signed by the Author on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Rare Books]
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      London: Faber & Faber, (1963). First British Edition. Hardcover. Hinges fairly neatly repaired. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Bloomfield A45b: 3000 copies, preceded by the American edition which had a larger printing. INSCRIBED and SIGNED "To/Hedwig [Petzold]/with love/from /Wystan" in 1963 on the front free endpaper and with seven manuscript corrections by Auden in the text. Sensational association copy! According to Humphrey Carpenter in W. H. AUDEN: A BIOGRAPHY (p. 69), Auden's "first sexual experience with a woman was when he went to bed with Frau Petzold ... and in the later period of the friendship he seems to have regarded her as a mother- or aunt-figure.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Art of Eating (First UK Edition, inscribed by Fisher)

      London: Faber and Faber, 1963. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to her friends and noted art and book collectors Lucille and Walter Fillin on the front endpaper, making uncommon use of her full name: "For Lucille and Walter Fillin / M.F.K. Fisher / Glen Ellen / 1981 / (with love from Mary Frances)." An attractive, elegantly designed bookplate titled "Lucille Fillin Cookbook Collection" is present on the front pastedown. The first collected edition of the author's earliest works on all things related to food, eating and dining: "Serve It Forth" (1937), "How to Cook a Wolf" (1942), "Consider the Oyster" (1941), "The Gastronomical Me" (1943), and "An Alphabet for Gourmets" (1939). Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. An uncommon presentation on a lovely copy of this key Fisher title.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Saint Genet Actor & Martyr [Signed]

      New York: George Braziller, 1963. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the First American edition, first printing (spine ends pushed, lower outside corner rubbed), in an about Very Good dust toned dust jacket (with edge chipping and a small chip to the spine affecting the upper right portion of the "T" in "Saint", and a 1 1/2" closed tear to the bottom of the rear panel near the spine fold), SIGNED BY JEAN-PAUL SARTRE on the half-title; Sartre's exhaustive evaluation of Jean Genet, the controversial French poet, novelist, playwright, and political activist whose explicit and provocative portrayals of homosexuality and criminality, as well as his subversion of traditional moral values, led to the banning of his works in the United States. Genet was so affected by Sartre's existential analysis of him in "Saint Genet" that he quit writing for 5 years. (Copies of Saint Genet are strangely scarce.) Signed copies of Sartre's works are rather uncommon and signed copies in English translation are remarkably so. A Very Good copy, SIGNED BY JEAN-PAUL SARTRE. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Dr. Seuss's ABC

      New York: Random House, 1963 First edition, later printing. Signed and inscribed by the author to the verso of the front endpaper. About fine in a like price-clipped jacket with a small tear to the front panel, some very minor rubbing, else fine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        The Craft of Intelligence (Signed Hardcover)

      New York: Harper and Row, 1963. Later printing. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To John Vance / a veteran from C.I.G. days, with the sincere regards of the author. / Allen W. Dulles / Jan 15, 1964." John Vance began his career in the intelligence community after serving as a interpreter during the Nuremberg trials, eventually becoming the Director of Central Reference where he remained until his retirement in 1971. Vance is best known for discovering and helping to halt the CIA's MKULTRA program, created by Dulles, in which the agency subjected unwitting subjects to LSD and other hallucinogenic drugs. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Light offsetting to the endpapers. Jacket extremities are lightly chipped and worn, particularly the crown. Small, light dampstains to the top edge of the front panel and verso of the heel. A unique association between two of the key players in American Cold War intelligence.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1963. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. A handsome First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in Nearly Fine, slightly rubbed dust-wrapper showing only very little sunning on spine, much less than usually observed; Fleming's first James Bond novel published after the start of the official film series. Bond is convinced SPECTRE no longer exists, and is frustrated at being unable to locate Blofeld so much so that he actually prepares a letter of resignation for M. Meanwhile, Bond comes across a beautiful, suicidal young woman named Teresa di Vicenzo—by thwarting her suicide drowning. Basis for the only James Bond movie starring George Lazenby as James Bond and Bond Girl Diana Rigg as Tracy di Vicenzo .

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        "Gravitational field of a spinning mass as an example of algebraically special metrics" (Physical Review Letters 11 Issue 5 pp. 237-238, September 1, 1963).

       ?Landmark paper in which Kerr first described the mathematics of rotating black holes. In 1963 the New Zealand mathematician Roy Kerr achieved something that had eluded scientists for 47 years - he found the solution of Einstein's equations which describes the space outside a rotating star or black hole. Kerr's solution has been described as "the most important exact solution to any equation in physics". Shortly after Einstein wrote down his gravitational field equations in 1915, Karl Schwarzschild found a solution which describes a non-rotating spherical star or black hole. However, it is known that all stars rotate, and that Schwarzschild's solution is at best an approximation. Kerr's achievement of finding an exact solution for the rotating case - something many had doubted could be done - was therefore a revolution in astrophysics. It ushered in a decade which might be called the Golden Age of Black Hole Physics, when General Relativity saw a Renaissance. In the words of the legendary astrophysicist S. Chandrasekhar (Nobel laureate, 1983) [1]: "In my entire scientific life, extending over forty-five years, the most shattering experience has been the realization that an exact solution of Einstein's equations of general relativity, discovered by the New Zealand mathematician, Roy Kerr, provides the absolutely exact representation of untold numbers of massive black holes that populate the universe. This shuddering before the beautiful, this incredible fact that a discovery motivated by a search after the beautiful in mathematics should find its exact replica in Nature, persuades me to say that beauty is that to which the human mind responds at its deepest and most profound."Over the 41 years since its discovery the Kerr solution has been pivotal in deepening our understanding of astrophysics and gravitation theory. Many new effects arise in the Kerr solution - a rotating object drags space with it, in a way which would not be possible in Newton's theory. In recent years a wealth of new astronomical observations has provided strong evidence for the existence of rotating Kerr black holes. Most impressively, it has recently been shown from observations of matter falling into the supermassive black hole in the centre of our own galaxy that it must be rotating at close to half of the maximum rate allowed by the Kerr solution? ( In: Physical Review Letters 11 Issue 5 pp. 237-238, September 1, 1963. CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. Near fine condition in every way.

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        Run River (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Ivan Obolensky, Inc., 1963. First edition. Hardcover. Her first book, a novel from the author of the National Book Award winning author of "The Year of Magical Thinking." A fine copy in a near fine price clipped dust jacket that has a little rubbing and some very minor wear. Signed and dated by Didion in 1980 on the title page. Very uncommon in this condition and signed.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Run River

      I. Obolensky, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed. Flat SIGNED by Joan Didion on the title page. The volume is edge worn and has an area of light staining on the bottom page edges. The unclipped dust jacket is lightly edge worn with areas of shallow chipping (1/16" and less) on the spine ends, corners, and the top edge of the front panel, light rubbing to the spine, and light horizontal creasing, also, on the top edge of the front panel. The jacket is now sleeved in mylar.

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Rotella Dal Decollage alla Nuova Immagine

      Edizioni Apollinaire, Milan 1963 - br. couv. rig. jaq. sple. ill. n&b. 21,8x23,8cm. 440gr. np. ill. n&b. vignettes coul. collées texte angl/ital/ franc lettre Rotella à Guido Le Noci, Poèmes phonétiques, texte original Restany, + 'Il Giudizio analitico di Pierre Restany su Domenico Rotella (de 'A 40° al disopra di Dada'), cat. ill. n&b. de l'oeuvre (69 numéros), bio/biblio. ex. 822/1000 signé à l'encre en page de titre avec dessin en forme d'étoile, bande annonce conservée rouge 'Le Nouveau Réalisme Rotella' état excellent [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: A Balzac A Rodin]
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        Chagall Lithographe. Volume 2 (DELUXE EDITION, with two signed and numbered lithographs by Chagall).

      Mourlot, Fernand. Chagall Lithographe. Volume 2 (DELUXE EDITION, with two signed and numbered lithographs by Chagall). Sauret, Paris, 1963. Illustrated with 13 original lithographs by Chagall, 4to. Original lithographic wraps over thin board, red cloth folder and slipcase.Limited edition, ONE OF 150 COPIES, on Grand Velin d'Arches, signed by Chagall and Sauret on the limitation page and with two original lithographs signed by Chagall. Volume two of the catalogue raisonne of Chagall's lithographs. Ref: Cramer books 56; Mourlot 392-405.

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        A Monetary History of the United States: 1867-1960

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1963.. First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original green cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Anna Jacobson Schwartz. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Chapters on Writing and Printing

      Lexington: Anvil Press, 1963. Tall octavo. 70 pp. One of 134 copies printed by Carolyn Hammer. Contains articles by Paul Standard, Victor Hammer, R. Hunter Middleton, and Carolyn Hammer. Illustrated with 20 pp. of examples from the Press, which are bound-in. One of the scarcer titles in the Hammer canon. Slight spine lean, else near fine in beige boards.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Collection of 8 Jack Gilbert items, 7 of which are signed by Gilbert--The Quarterly 1 (Spring 1987); The Quarterly 26 (Spring 1994); Ploughshares Vol. 16, No. 4 (Winter 1990); New Letters Vol. 60, No. 1 (1993); kayak 50 (May 1979); The Atlantic, Volume 211, No. 5 (May 1963); Poets & Writers, Volume 33, No. 2 (March/April 2005); Seven Stray Cats Reading Their Poems (unsigned)

      various. 1963-2005. First printing. Paperback. Very Good +. All softcovers, clean unmarked texts, Very Good to Near Fine copies, some creasing or wear to the covers of some of the volumes. All items are signed by Gilbert, except the copy of Seven Stray Cats Reading Their Poems (Reprint, Caliban Bookshop: 1995, number 9 of 26 numbered copies).

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        The Lord of the Rings - Original 1963 UK Deluxe Set

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1963. 1st Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1963, these are the 13th/10th/10th impression of the 1st Edition. The true 1st Deluxe Edition of the 3 volumes of the Lord of the Rings, comprised of "The Fellowship of the Ring", "The Two Towers", and "The Return of the King". This set is bound in the original Black Buckram cloth with gilt titles, author and publisher to the spines of each volume. The cloth on the Two Towers is somewhat loose, appears the cloth has released from the boards, but cover is still completely intact and shows only minor wrinkling. The textblock is clean and bright. Each volume features Bevel-Edged boards, gilded page edges, and all still have the original silk bookmark sewn in. The books are in Very Good condition, with some marks and rubbing to the spines with some degradation of the gilt stamping on the Fellowship and Return. The Two Towers is still bright and undamaged. The gilded edges of all the books show some rubbing and loss of the gilding. The books have no writing or inscriptions in any of the books. The set of books are housed in a reproduction of the very scarce original publishers slipcase featuring the Pauline Baynes color "triptych" artwork. A very scarce set of the original Allen & Unwin 1st Deluxe Editions, less than 1000 sets produced (worldwide). Briefly mentioned in the Tolkien Bibliography by Hammond and Anderson on page 98. An unusual set, very few available for purchase at any time. An opportunity to acquire a set at a reduced price, due to the less than immaculate condition of the exterior. Digital images available upon request. Other Tolkien sets, original and rebound are available. Inquire if interested. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Very Good / No Jacket, as Issued.

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        MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST (Complete; 6 Books in 5 Volumes)

      San Francisco, CA: The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1963. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding/Very Good dust jacket. Folio. Illustrated; Sold as a 6 volume set. Set heavy, will require extra postage. The definitive work on the cartographic history of the West and an indispensable reference for the maps of Western America. It was designed by the Grabhorn Press and produced by several San Francisco printers, Volume I being printed by Grabhorn. Wheat analyzes all of the important extant maps by period: The Spanish Entrada to the Louisiana Purchase, 1540 - 1804; From Lewis and Clark to Fremont, 1804 - 1845; From the Mexican War to the Boundary Surveys, 1846 - 1854; From the Pacific Railroad Surveys to the Onset of the Civil War, 1855 - 1860; and From the Civil War to the Geological Survey, 1857 - 1967. Profusely illustrated with facsimile reproductions of important maps. Backed in simulated crushed morocco with buckram over boards and titled in gold on the spine; corners are a bit bumped, particularly on Volume V, parts I and II; Volume II has a bit of gold paint on the head of the spine and a spot on the top edge of the textblock, it does not penetrate into the paper; two pages in the index of Volume I show offsetting from a laid in news-clipping; otherwise, plain brown wrappers present with previous owner titling in black ink on the spines; a clean bright set of this important work; digital images can be made available upon request. Very Good+ binding / Very Good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        La Divina Commedia - 6 vols

      Milan: Fratelli Fabbri, 1963. 1sts, lg. 4tos, red leather, vg-; light foxing on edges and endpapers. Gilt-stamped leather bindings look great but several are slightly shaken. In vg- djs, several of which have had the flaps reinforced at the ends with yellowing tape (inside). All have edgewear and chipping at spine ends and corners; vols. 4 & 5 have sun-faded spines. All text is Italian. This is a remarkable version, printed on thick glossy imitation parchment paper, with extensive commentary and an incredible gallery of vintage illustrations. This massive set will require extra postage.. First Thus. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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      Philadelphia & New York: Lippincott. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITON of Pynchon's celebrated first book. A FINE COPY. Philadelphia & New York: Lippincott, 1963. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Corners slightly bumped. A magnificent, fine copy with strong vivid colors on the dust jacket; very rare in such good condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Träume. Mit 6 Radierungen von Antonio Saura

      Koln: Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, 1963. Original Wraps. Limited Edition, one of one hundred copies numbered and signed by the artist. Small folio. [52]pp, made up from thirteen folded sheets (of 4pp each) laid into a typographically- printed paper wrap. The whole laid into a linen-covered drop-back box. With a facsimile of the title-page from the 1762 edition published in Augsberg, and an afterword by Friedrich Bayl. A very nice edition, with lovely etchings, of this Image or additional images available upon request

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        The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

      London: Gollancz, 1963 First UK Edition. Fine book in a Fine Dust Jacket. The book is in the brown cloth. The Jacket is bright with no fading to the spine with a minisule nick to the bottom spine. Signed by the author on "the title page, and he has added the first words of the book " the American handed leamus" along with "and so on ! 22 May 06 London ". A collectors copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        A Murder of Quality (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Walker, 1963. First American Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page with both his pen name and his real one: "John le Carre / aka / David Cornwell / for Christmas 2004 / London." Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Moderately cocked, with some light soil to the cloth. Jacket is bright and unfaded, with a few tiny stresses at the front flap folds, a 2-inch closed tear at the top front panel, and light rubbing at the extremities. An attractive copy of the author's very uncommon second book, featuring George Smiley.

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        The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

      London: Gollancz, 1963.. First edition of the author's classic work, which went on to reinvigorate the spy genre. Octavo, original blue cloth. A very good copy in the dust jacket with a slight fade to the spine and some light rubbing. Signed by the author on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Marc Chagall: Life and Work

      New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 1963. Top corners and upper edge of the text block bumped, else near fine in a near fine jacket.. First Edition. Thick quarto. SIGNED by Chagall. With more than 1250 illustrations, including 53 tipped-in color plates.

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        Coloquios dos Simples e Drogas e Cousas Medicinais da India. Reproducao fac-similada da Edicao Impressa em Goa em 10 de Abril de 1563. Comemorado o Quarto Centenario Da Edicao Original

      Lisbon: Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa, 1963. pp. 217. Fac-simile edition of the Portuguese text first published in Goa in 1563 on the occasion of the quatercentenary of its publication. Orta's Coloquios represent one of the most important books ever published in Portuguese India, and indeed, the first non-religious book to be published in Goa. It remains a frequently cited source today. Book condition as new, in original plastic wrapper. Collectors' item. Please enquire for shipping. Rare. Paper. As New/Very Good. Fac-simile.

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        Braque Lithographe

      Monte Carlo, : Andre Sauret Editeur, 1963. First edition. Softcover. 189 pages. Copy 1976 from an edition of 4125. Text in French with a preface by Francis Ponge. Includes 146 color illustrations. A fine copy in wrappers in a very good plus glassine with a small chip to the top corner of the front panel and to the base of the spine and in a close to near fine slipcase that has some minor wear and some fading. One of the more attractive books on Braque.

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        Twentysix Gasoline Stations

      Alhambra, CA: National Excelsior, 1963.. First edition, one of 400 numbered copies of the artist's first book. This copy was one of Ruscha's personal author copies. He presented this copy to a fellow artist whose parents owned Anderson, Ritchie & Simon---the printing firm that produced many of Ruscha's books. Included is a letter of provenance from the recipient. Spine slightly toned, else near fine. Inscribed by Ruscha and additionally signed. Original white wrappers, printed in red.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Kokuho [National Treasures of Japan]

      Tokyo: Manichi Newspapers, 1963-1967. First edition. Hardcover. 12 volumes in six boxes. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 42 x 32 cm. 12 volumes in 6 cases covering -- The Protohistoric, Asuka, and Nara periods * Heian Period (8th to 11th centuries) * 11th & 12th centuries * Kamakura Period (12th to 14th centuries) * Late Kamakura Period (13th & 14th centuries) * Namboku-cho, Muromachi, Momoyama and Edo Periods (14th to 19th centuries). A compendium of cultural, historic, artistic, architectural and national treasures protected by a comprehensive network of legislation to maintain their primacy. Japanese cultural properties were originally owned by Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and aristocratic or samurai families. Text in English and Japanese, with extensive English notes. Nearly 1200 color plates and a plethora of black and white images in the text. The publisher, Manichi, prints the oldest daily newspaper in Japan; former CEO's have been elected Prime Ministers of Japan, and it is the only Japanese new company to have won a Pulitzer prize. As publishers here, their role speaks to the importance of Japanese cultural patrimony, and the obligation to present it in an aesthetically harmonious format. The plate volumes are bound in quarter white calf and decorative cloth, each in a different fabric pattern with labels at spine and front covers. The other volume in thick white linen cloth. The individual box housing each two volume set bound in navy blue basket weave cloth with wood labels inset at spine and front covers. Each box weighs approximately 23 pounds. An impressive presentation in excellent condition.

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        Manuscript Draft of Letter from John Steinbeck to W. F. Vickers

      New York: John Steinbeck, 1963. First edition. None. Very Good +. John Steinbeck's autograph draft of a letter dated August 31, 1963 mentioning his trip to Algeria and giving some thoughts on his meeting with Ben Bella, Algeria's first President (1963-1965). An interesting letter from John Steinbeck to W. F. Vickers of International Harvester's Consumer Relations Department recalling a trip Steinbeck and his wife, Elaine, made to Algeria. After thanking Vicker's for his letter to Steinbeck of January 17, Steinbeck states that he "...often remember that ____ ____ breakfast in Algiers" at which he first had champagne for breakfast. Steinbeck goes on: "I also remember the oyster place and the ____ pilot approach." Steinbeck then mentions having met Ben Bella [a native Algerian who led the rebellion against French colonial rule and became Algeria's first President] when he came to the US and of him writes "...[I] liked him very much. However, in our conversation we didn't go into politics suspect that he is just trying to get a new country started. He is a really nice tough guy -- was a sergeant in the French army you know. Not one of his cabinet is over 30. Isn't that interesting." [Bella described himself as "an Islamist of a "mild and peace loving flavour."] In Very Good + condition, the letter is written, as was Steinbeck's custom, in pencil on a sheet of yellow ruled paper. W. F. Vicker's business card is attached by a staple to the top of the letter. A rather interesting manuscript letter by the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck from his personal files kept by him in his Manhattan apartment.

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        Barakei (Killed By Roses) (Signed Limited Edition)

      Tokyo: Shuei-sha, 1963. First edition. Hardcover. Legendary collaboration between two of Japan's artistic giants. A collection of often surreal black and white photographs of Mishima in various poses often with bondage involved. Mishima supplies the preface. A beautifully constructed book that was done by Kohei Sugiura who was one of the more important Japanese graphic designers. A clean very near fine copy with a small Japanese book store sticker on the top corner of the rear free endpaper in a very good original glassine with some chips and tears to the spine ends and bottom front corner in a very good example of the publishers printed cardboard slipcase that has a good deal of wear to the edges and some scratches but is intact. Signed by both Mishima and Hosoe on the limitation page. (Roth 164-167: Parr & Badger, v1 280-281)

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        Les Negres. Pour Jouer les Negres

      Marc Barbezat, Paris,, 1963. Clownerie. Octavo. Original photographic wrappers. Photographic illustrations by Ernest Scheidegger. Edges lightly rubbed, backstrip creased. Very good. Third edition - the first theatre edition with the illustrations taken from Blin's original production. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title leaf, "A Brion Souvenir amical de Jean Genet". The recipient was the artist Brion Gysin.

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        The New York Review of Books - Vols. I-XXX (1963-1984); Vol. XLI (1994) Nos. 9, 11-13, 15-21; Vol. XLIII (1996) Nos. 2-4, 6-10, 12-14, 16-19; Vol. XLIV (1997) Nos. 1-14; Vol. XLVI (1999) Nos. 4-20; Vol. XLVII (2000) Nos. 1-20; Vol. XLVIII (2001) Nos. 1-3; Vol. L (2003) Nos. 12-20; Vol. LI (2004) Nos. 1-10, 12-20; Vol. LII (2005) Nos. 1-2, 4-16, 19-20; Vol. LIII (2006) Nos. 1-7, 9-12, 14-20; Vol. LIV (2007) Nos. 1-20; Vol. LV (2008) Nos. 1-20; Vol. LVI (2009) Nos. 1-7, 11; The First Anthology - 30 Years of The New York Review of Books, 1963-1993

      New York. 1963-2009. Very Good. 1963-1984, 1996-2009, over 500 separate issues in original tabloid newspaper format, very good, light tanning to pulpy paper as usual. Magazine/Periodical. Standard Tabloid Format. The greatest of all the critical reviews - literature, culture, politics. This is virtually a complete run from the Review's inception in 1963 to the Reagan years in 1984. Volume 27 is missing numbers 7-22 (volumes 1-6 are present here). We also have a few loose duplicate copies we're throwing in - Volume 2, no. 1 (2 copies) & no. 3; Volume 3, no.4; Volume 5, no. 4; Volume 8, no. 2; Volume 9 no. 5 & no. 6. All isues are Very Good +/-, very light wear, mild tanning, occasional mild creasing, contents unmarked. Featuring Garry Wills on Jimmy Carter, Helen Vendler on Robert Lowell, Murray Kempton on Hoffa, V. S. Naipaul on Art & India, Stephen Spender on the Weimar Republic, Richard Ellmann on Yeats, Elizabeth Hardwick on Billy Graham, Elaine Pagels on the Gnostic Gospels, James Tobin on Reagan, Alfred Kazin on John Updike, V.S. Naipaul on Tehran, Vladimir Nabokov on Gorki, Eugenio Montale on Modern Art, and so much more!! For complete table of contents for each issue please see The New York Review of Books website. From wikipedia "The New York Review was founded by Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein, together with publisher A. Whitney Ellsworth and writer Elizabeth Hardwick, and with the backing of Barbara's husband Jason Epstein, a vice president at Random House and editor of Viking Books. Hardwick had published an essay in Harpers in 1959 called "The Decline of Book Reviewing", a scornful look at the failure of criticism in reviews of the time that inspired Silvers and Epstein. During the New York printing strike of 1963, when the New York Times had ceased publication, the founders of The Review seized the opportunity to establish a vigorous book review. They knew that book publishers would advertise their books in the new publication, since they had no other outlet for promoting new books. The first idea was to make Norman Podhoretz editor, but he chose to stay at Commentary magazine. The group then turned to Silvers, a friend of Jason Epstein's, who had been an editor at The Paris Review and was then at Harper's. Barbara Epstein had become known as the editor at Doubleday of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl, among other books, and then worked at Dutton, McGraw-Hill and The Partisan Review. The first issue of the Review was published on February 1, 1963 and sold out. Silvers says of the editors' philosophy, "We felt you had to have a political analysis of the nature of power in America - who had it, who was affected". The editors also "had one thing in common, it was this feeling of intense admiration for wonderful writers". Early issues included articles by such writers as Hardwick, Hannah Arendt, W. H. Auden, Saul Bellow, John Berryman, Truman Capote, Paul Goodman, Lillian Hellman, Irving Howe, Alfred Kazin, Robert Lowell, Dwight Macdonald, Norman Mailer, Mary McCarthy, Norman Podhoretz, Philip Rahv, Susan Sontag, William Styron, Gore Vidal, Robert Penn Warren and Edmund Wilson. The Review pointedly published interviews with political dissidents, including Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Andrei Sakharov and Václav Havel." Highlights include the incendiary friendship-ending letters between Nabokov and Edmund Wilson, satirical drawings by Gorey and Levine, and many of the greatest writers of the second half of the 20th century actively engaged in critical, literary and political discourse, with a healthy admixture of art criticism. Plus, a Fine/Fine copy of The First Anthology - 30 Years of The New York Review of Books, 1963-1993, edited by Robert B. Silvers, Barbara Epstein, and Rea S. Hederman, c.1993, First Edition, 345pp.

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        De Nittis.

      Milano, Bramante Editrice, 1963. In folio (cm. 32); pp. 575, (1). Con 71 tavole a colori e 104 figure in bianco e nero. Lussuosa legatura in similpelle bordeaux con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, grande fregio in oro al piatto anteriore, astuccio simile alla legatura con grande fregio in oro. Edizione numerata in 1000 copie. Contiene L?epistolario. Importante catalogo ragionato delle opere (638) del grande pittore di Barletta. Axs

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        Draft Manuscript Letter from John Steinbeck to Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. recommending Ritchie Lovejoy's daughter for acceptance into the Peace Corps, TOGETHER WITH John Steinbeck's file copy of the typed letter to Shriver, TOGETHER WITH John Steinbeck's handwritten suggestions respecting the Peace Corps application. [Cannery Row; Sweet Thursday; Between Pacific Tides]

      New York: John Steinbeck, 1963 . First edition. Staplebound. Fine. From John Steinbeck's personal files kept by him in his Manhattan apartment: John Steinbeck's handwritten instructions for Jennifer Page __________'s application to the Peace Corps; TOGETHER WITH John Steinbeck's autograph manuscript letter to Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. [who served both in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, was a driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps, Job Corps, and Head Start, served as US Ambassador to France, and was George McGovern's running mate in the 1972 US Presidential election, and then the Director of the Peace Corps], praising the applicant's personal qualities and giving his recommendation of her; TOGETHER WITH John Steinbeck's file carbon copy of the typed letter to Shriver. Steinbeck begins his comments on the application with "Dear Janet - / Peace Corps application. Such things / are usually more effective if typed___" and going on to give detailed information to be used in completing the application. Steinbeck's application comments occupy the rectos of approximately one and one-fifth sheets of 8" x 12 1/4" yellow ruled paper. After completing his comments, Steinbeck continues on the second sheet with an autograph draft letter to Sargent Shriver beginning as follows: "As one who has followed the development of the Peace / Corps with interest and enthusiasm, it gives me the / greatest pleasure to recommend the applicant, Jennifer / Page _________ with all the vehemence I can bring to / bear." Steinbeck then writes of the difficulties Jennifer has endured, beginning with the death of his friend, Jennifer's father (" old / friend and a good newspaper man..."), when Jennifer was quite young. He then praises her honesty and, calling her " of the best girls I have ever known", he goes on to write "I am / glad she is applying for the Peace Corps and in my opin- / ion, it is a compliment to that organization that she / wants to belong to it. You may depend absolutely on her / carrying out what she sets out to do." Finally, after concluding the draft of his letter, Steinbeck adds some further instructions for completing the application. Altogether, the draft of the letter to Sargent Shriver and Steinbeck's instructions for completion of the Peace Corps application cover the rectos of nearly 3 yellow sheets of ruled paper in Fine condition, and the carbon copy of the typed letter from John Steinbeck to Sargent Shriver, which occupies nearly a full sheet of letter-sized paper, is in Very Good + condition. Jennifer's father, who Steinbeck describes as his "old friend and a good newspaper man", was Alston "Ritchie" Lovejoy, an author, poet, artist, illustrator, and journalist, who, with his wife, Tal Lovejoy (born Natalya "Tal" Kashevaroff), was part of John Steinbeck's circle in Monterey, California where Ritchie spent time with Ricketts, Steinbeck, and others at Ricketts' lab at 800 Cannery Row, drinking and talking for hours on end. It was Ritchie Lovejoy to whom Steinbeck gave his $1,000 Pulitzer Prize check, prompting Ritchie and his wife to start a family as they then felt that they could afford to do so. (They named their first child, a son, "John" since Steinbeck's gift had made their starting a family possible.) Ritchie covered the Monterey waterfront for the Monterey Peninsula Herald and, among other things, did the highly-praised illustrations for Ed Ricketts' book "Between Pacific Tides". Ricketts was the model for "Doc" in Steinbeck's "Cannery Row" and "Sweet Thursday", and each of Ritchie and Steinbeck considered Ed Ricketts to be his best friend. Ritchie was in charge of Ed Ricketts' funeral and his family inherited much of Ricketts' personal property. Ritchie Lovejoy, loved by virtually all who knew him, died of brain cancer at age 48. Altogether an excellent set of papers from John Steinbeck's personal files, richly and intimately connected with Steinbeck's personal history and with the Lovejoy family with which Steinbeck was especially close. An absolutely wonderful Steinbeck item.

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