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        THE LITHOGRAPHS OF CHAGALL 1957-1962. ( Lithograph II )

      Boston, Boston Book and Art Shop, Inc., printed in France for Andre Sauret, 1963.. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION 1963, translated from the French, Volume 2 only of 6, 4to, 320 x 245 mm, 12½ x 9¾ inches, 184 lithographs, most in colour and most full page, plus 12 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS including the DUSTWRAPPER, 7 of which are in colour, 208 pages, original publisher's beige cloth, lettered in black on upper cover and spine, in original dustwrapper with publisher's outer acetate dustwrapper. Book FINE, no inscriptions, in FINE DUSTWRAPPER, with a touch of rubbing at corners and at head of spine. Acetate dustwrapper also Fine and undamaged. Contained in slightly worn plain cardboard slipcase. This is Volume II of the 6 volume Catalogue Raisonne of Chagall's lithographs. The reproductions were printed on the presses of Draeger Freres, and the original lithographs on the presses of Mourlot Freres. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. [1963]. cloth.. A fine copy in very good to nearly fine dust jacket with light wear. to spine ends and corners, a bit of rubbing along folds, and several. nicks to bottom edge of rear panel. The jacket is fairly presentable.. (#134779). First edition. Heinlein's last young adult science-fiction novel.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Case of the Mischievous Doll (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1963. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to his niece on the front endpaper: "To Nordie / With lots of love from / Uncle Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner." Binding ever-so-slightly cocked, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket that is lightly rubbed at the extremities. An attractive copy. Perry Mason.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE REVENGE. An Autobiographical Fragment

      London: The Stellar Press, 1963 First Edition. Small 8vo., plain card covers in green printed dustwrapper. 1 of 300 copies. The only edition. A very fine, fresh copy in a custom cut clear stiff Mylar protective outer wrapper.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Revenge. An autobiographical fragment

      [Barnet] : Privately printed, 1963. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 11 p. 18 cm. Subject: Greene, Graham, Memoir -- Travel -- Reminiscences -- Notes: "Privately printed.""Printed at The Stellar Press in an edition of 300 copies for private distribution by the author and the publisher"--Colophon. Near fine paperback copy; edges very slightly dust-dulled and nicked. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Horse Under Water

      Cape, London 1963. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition First issue, A Fine copy in the original red boards, DJ price-clipped else close to fine with the very lightest of soiling to upper cover.& This copy uniquely inscribed by Deighton "To the best of my recollection the very first copies of 'Horse' had the crossword" on author's own headed note paper loosely inserted, TOGETHER WITH the publisherÕs printed crossword slip also loosely inserted (inviting the bookbuyer to submit for a prize).& The title is additionally INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by the author "for Clive Hirschhorn with many thanks and all my warmest good wishes Len Deighton July 1987"& A really fine collector's copy.

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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 .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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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

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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