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        Leonard Cohen: Flowers for Hitler

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1964, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 1964. ------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy but there is a bit of age toning to the text block so I am calling this Very Good+, pencil and ink name, a bit of ink marginalia as well as some ink underlining and ink 'boxing' of some passages, in an attractive Good dustjacket with age toning to the spine and some of the front and rear panels, browning to the verso of the jacket, overall looks quite presentable, original price sticker on rear flap at lower corner, by far the scarcest hardcover Cohen 1st edition, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Good. Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Uncle Shelby's Zoo: Don't Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies

      Simon & Schuster. Collectible - Good. Octavo. Cloth Hardcover, 1964. First. Ex-library with the usual treatments. Jacket is white with multi colored lettering and pictorials. Jacket is in fair condition encased in brodart with moderate to heavy chipping. unpaginated. White cloth binding with red and black lettering on spine with red and black pictorial on front board. Cover is in fair to good condition with light bumping and slight rubbing of extremities with mild wear on boards and slight sunning of spine. Joints and hinges are sturdy and free of marks and stamps. Textblock is tight and symmetrical with light toning of edges. Leaves are intact and clean with light to mild toning of paper. This is a first edition, first printing of the notorious and controversial former Playboy cartoonist's foray into children's books and open verse featuring outlandish characters and renditions. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        FLOWERS FOR HITLER

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1964)., 1964 "I learn nothing because my mind is stuffed with bodies. . . " Cohen, Leonard. FLOWERS FOR HITLER. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1964. Octavo. Gilt-lettered black cloth. First Edition of the very elusive hardcover edition of Cohen's third collection of poetry & his most difficult book to acquire. This is a fine example with clean endpapers & tight unblemished text block, [multiple paper stocks used by McClelland] in a very good or better dustwrapper showing modest wear at the head & heel of the slightly darkened spine panel which is lightly rubbed affecting a few letters. A particularly good copy rarely seen as such these days. In fact over the last 10 years fewer than a handful of FFH have surfaced. $2550 "The first of Cohen's self-consciously "anti-art" gestures: an attempt, in his own words, to move "from the world of the golden-boy poet into the dung pile of the front-line writer." - Prof. Stephen Scobie. "It's useful to think of Flowers for Hitler as the author auditioning himself for all the parts in an unwritten play. Useful because it underlines the process of self-recovery and self-discovery that is at the center of these poems. In a jacket-note Cohen says that these poems won't appeal to the reviewers who praised his previous (second) collection, The Spice Box of Earth (1961). But I suspect that anyone who really liked the latter in all its range of style and substance (that is, not just its lusher surfaces and sounds) will like Flowers for Hitler even better. From the new perspective what looks wrong with the earlier work is a kind of premature coming to terms with himself. In Flowers for Hitler Cohen isn't so much shifting his ground; he's trying to unjell himself before it's too late. He's taking a more searching and uncompromising look at the poetic substance that he exists on, at all the things that he can remember, imagine, absorb, separate, excrete, transmute, forget." - Milton Wilson, Letters in Canada: 1964 POETRY. First Edition Rarity.

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        Paintings and Statues from the Collection of President Sukarno of the Republic of Indonesia

      Tokyo. Publishing Committee of Paintings and Statues from the Collection of President Sukarno. 1964. Bound in ornate pictorial gilt decorated publishers faux morocco. Decorative fleural endsheets. Original red dustwrappers. Thick Folio (12" x 13.6"). First Edition. Text in English, Japanese and Bahasa. Illustrated throughout with 567 striking full page tipped-in colour plates of paintings, sculptures and porcelains. A tremendous overview of one of the finest collections of Eastern and Southeast Asian art. Tremndous in scope and production. Lacks cardboard slipcases. An occasional catch of extremely mild rubbing to covers. A Fine set in Very Good dustwrappers.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Blues For Mister Charlie

      New York: Dial Press, 1964 First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by Baldwin on the half title to G. P. Putnam editor in chief, William Targ: "For Bill Targ / All the best. / Jim Baldwin." Fine in a jacket with very light wear and rubbing to the extremities. Inscribed copies of this title in this condition are scarce.. Inscribed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        NOTHING PERSONAL - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM RICHARD AVEDON

      (AVEDON, RICHARD) (BALDWIN, JAMES). Avedon, Richard & James Baldwin. NOTHING PERSONAL - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM RICHARD AVEDON. Signed Presentation Copy from the Photographer. Lucerne, SWITZERLAND: C.J. Bucher, 1964. First Edition. Small Folio. Silver Gilt Debossed Boards. Photography Monograph. Fair./No Jacket - As Issued. np, profusely illustrated in b&w gravure. Designed by Marvin Israel. Text in English. "Nothing Personal" is Richard Avedon's strikingly beautiful 1964 collaboration with noted literary lion James Baldwin. The photographer's second book, its images primarily hail from "Harper's Bazaar" and other magazine editorial work from the fifties and sixties. With figures from politics, society, fashion, literature, and the arts, it is a veritable who's who of power of the mid-Twentieth Century containing many of Avedon's most famous portraits including Dwight David Eisenhower in close up, the fragile Marilyn Monroe, a smug George Wallace, the pregnant Ted Kennedys in the surf, and many, many more. These are beautifully reproduced in stark black and white gravure, with Marvin Israel's book design here every bit the equal of the legendary Alexey Brodovitch's contribution for Avedon's first work, "Observations". An internally clean and sound example of the 1964 C.J. Bucher first Swiss edition with an English language text lacking a slipcase bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "For Dear ... with gratitude ever, Dick Avedon -" in black fountain pen on the verso of the front free endpaper showing some mild brown staining to a few pages along the foredge of the textblock. The binding has a bit of play, and the glossy white boards show some overall wear, soiling and light age-toning with abrasions through to the cardboard at the tips. In addition, the paper covering the spine seems to have separated and subsequently been non-professionally repaired with two overlapping strips of black linen library tape run along its length. All in all, a sharper copy in hand than it describes here of this classic volume. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 020143&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Nothing Personal

      New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1964. LAID IN THE BOOK IS A WHITE INDEX CARD SIGNED BY JAMES BALDWIN. Classic book by two major artists on the state of America in the 1960's. Illustrated with many now familiar photos by Avedon and a moving text by Baldwin. There are 64 black and white photographs + 2 fold out pages and some double page images. As usual with this book the slipcase has some wear. small amount of chipping and mends, some soiling to the white boards but otherwise its in pretty good shape. The book itself is in lovely condition with nice bright pages with a tiny faint spot to the top of one page that is almost invisible to the eye its that minor. The spine of the book has the usual toning to it which is also common and there is a small amount of wear and mends to the bottom of the spine. The white glossy boards (covers) are clean except for a touch of minute soiling. Vg/good. First Edition. Oversize Bds. In Slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Cinemage Books]
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        Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

      Alfred A Knopf, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: Knopf, 1964. First edition, first state with six line colophon. Hardcover. 162 pp. Very good, in a fair, unclipped jacket. Light rounding of the board corners. A portion of the spine is raised up into a small bump at the "O" in factory. Text block edges have light soil while the text interior is bright and clean. Jacket has some soil and has been repaired copiously with book tape.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        Die Schonheit Japanischer Formen (The Beauty of Japan's "Native Elements")

      Tokyo, Japan: Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, 1964. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Size=10.5x14.5. 182 Photos. (full book description) Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, Tokyo, Japan, 1964. 1st Ed(AsSuch) Fine-/VG+, Hard Cover, With Slipcase. Size=10.5x14.5, 206pgs. 182 Photos. TEXT IN GERMAN (consisting of Introduction and Notes). First edition in German. First Edition, printed in Switzerland, following the original Japanese edition. Binding bright, clean and tight. Light tan fabric boards, 10-1/2" by 14-1/4". Brown Japanese characters on front cover, spine with title In German. DJ slightly rubbed from being taken in and out of the slipcase and has 1/2" and 1/4" tear bottom front edge, slight bubbles on rear pastedown endpaper, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. White letters on the front panel, superimposed on color photograph, black letters on rear panel. Crease and short closed tear bottom edge front panel. Undecorated heavy gray stiff paper slip case, edge worn and is in Good+ condition. Introduction by Donald Richie (2-1/2 pages) devotes a short paragraph each to seven periods of Japanese history from Nar 710-793 through Meiji 1868-1912. Following are a total of 182 beautiful photographs on full page plates printed both sides, some are double page, three in color, created by Takeju Iwamiya, full images and dramatic close-ups of the artful use of stone, metal, textile, straw and bamboo. Everything from architectural elements to gardening tools and dolls! 13 pages German notes in the rear caption the photographs. A 3 page fold-out on heavy stock paper of 200 square 1-1/2", blue and white Japanese symbols. Donald Richie is indelibely associated with Japanese culture, from his anthology of Lafcadio Hearn to "The Films of Akira Kurosawa". A wonderfully produced volume on the everyday art of the Japanese. SCARCE!! 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller - edconroybooks.com]
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        You Only Live Twice. (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1964, 1964. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE, BINDING A. Pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with silver titles to spine and Japanese characters in gilt to upper, bamboo patterned endpapers, in original pictorial dustwrapper by Richard Chopping. With 'First Published 1964' on the copyright page. A particularly fine copy, protected in a quarter leather box. This copy features one of the earliest jackets, entirely untrimmed and with extra wide jacket flaps, printed on the heavier stock. Such jackets are considered FINAL PROOF STATE, used to check the look and spacing of text etc. before printing began in earnest. The subsequent jackets had slimmer flaps with an angled corner cut, and were printed on regular dust-jacket stock. Rare. A12a (1.1).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Third Annual American Negro Blues Festival

      Birmingham, England 1964. The American Negro Blues Festival was founded by the German blues producer Horst Lippmann. He introduced the British audience to some of the greats including Lightning Hopkins, Howling Wolf, Hubert Sumlin and the great Sonny Boy Williamson. Sonny Boy Williamson was to tour the U.K. in front of the Yardbirds with Eric Clapton on Guitar. Hubert Sumlin, died only last year after a long carrer and his funeral costs were paid by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Recently at the White House at a concert celebrating the Blues in front of President Obama, Jagger shared with the audience about loving the blues from an early age, when he often saw Sonny Boy Williamson perform in England. He told how singer /harmonica player Williamson, took note of the blues-loving young bands like the Rolling Stones: "Those English boys, they want to play the blues real bad," he said. "And they do – real bad.". Sonny Boy Williamson also wrote 'Eyesight To The Blind' which was the only song on the Tommy soundtrack not written by The Who. VG, clean and bright with some folds but otherwise in Excellent condition. A very important and rare poster. VG, clean and bright with some folds but otherwise in Excellent condition. A very important and rare poster. VG, clean and bright with some folds but otherwise in Excellent condition. A very important and rare poster.

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        THE REST OF THE ROBOTS

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1964. cloth.. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket (the correct first printing. jacket with $5.95 price printed at top right corner of front flap). with touch of shelf wear at head and tail of spine panel and front. corner tips, tiny nick at center of rear spine fold, 7 mm closed tear. at lower edge of front panel. A sharp, clean example of a jacket. rarely found in superior condition. (#142711). First edition. Collects eight robot stories not in I, ROBOT (1950) and reprints his two early robot novels, THE CAVES OF STEEL (1954) and THE NAKED SUN (1957). See Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-16.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Terminal Beach: Short Stories

      Gollancz, 1964. First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The third book by the author of THE DROWNED WORLD and EMPIRE OF THE SUN, a collection of twelve stories. Fine/Near Fine -- some crimping to the head of the dust jacket spine and along the top edge of the rear panel, else a clean copy. This book is from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Come Back, Dr. Caligari

      Little Brown and Company, Boston-Toronto 1964 - There are two dust jackets with book price of $4.95 on flaps. They both have wear and tears. Ex-libris sticker with illustration on it on front inside page. Some old tape mark remnants on first & last pages. Stain to top of book which effects first few pages & to a few interior pages but slightly on those. Overall it is still in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Bookshelf]
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        SHAKESPEARE. Portfolio with one signed lithograph by Picasso

      Folio 18 1/16 x 13 3/16 (485x 335 mm) Red satin covered portfolio with a title after Picasso on the front cover. Red satin cover slipcase. Limited edition on 150 copies in Arches wove. A signed and numbered lithograph accompanies the edition, n 20/150, depicting Shakespeare portrait, loose as issued. The book also contains the reproductions of a series of drawings that Picasso drew in the 1964 on the fourth centenary of William Shakespeare?s birth. The slipcase is not in good conditions, as same the portfolio cover board. More pictures on request. Ref: Cramer #131.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Shanghai bo wu guan (Shanghai Museum bronzes),

      Shanghai People Fine Arts Publishing House 1964, - 2 large volumes 4to. Volume 1: 14 pp. and 100 plates with color illustrations tipped in. Volume 2 (Fu Ce, Appendix) : (6)-106 pp. illustrated in-text with some folding plates, original cloth binding, dustjackets. Complete set, limited to 1000 copies (this one n° 56). Bronzes of The Shanghai Museum, from Shang to Han Dynasty. Little tears to the extremities of dust jacket, otherwise very good. Heavy book, extra-postage will be required. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE L'OPIOMANE]
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        You Only Live Twice (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1964, 1964. INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY of the FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with 'First Published 1964' on copyright page; some later copies note 'First Published March 1964'. 8vo., pp.256. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with silver titles to spine and Japanese characters in gilt to upper, bamboo patterned endpapers, in original pictorial dustwrapper by Richard Chopping. The book is near fine, with a very good wrapper showing a faint stain to upper and some toning to the spine panel. An attractive copy, housed in a black leather box by Zaehnsdorf. Inscribed by the author in blue ball point to the flyleaf "To Celestial Hiscock-san from Grateful Fleming-san". The recipient Eric Hiscock, was chief reviewer for the London Evening Standard and he also wrote for "The Bookseller". Hiscock received several James Bond books inscribed by Fleming, the earliest noted title being 'Moonraker'. Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, page 388.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Shiny Narrow Grin -by Jane Gaskell ( a Vampire Story )

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1964, 1st Edition, 1st Printing -----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in a very attractive Very Good dustjacket, light wear, rear panel of jacket is largely white with text and has rubbing and light soiling, set in the early 1960's around the Mod world of teenagers and young adults, kinda like the Boot Boys meet a bloodsucker, a strangely compelling story, an incredibly rare vampire novel, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Photo Cover.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Les Chiens ont Soif

      Paris: Au Pont Des Arts. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. LIMITED EDITION, WITH TWO SIGNED COLOR ETCHINGS BY MAX ERNST, and 25 additional color lithographs; one of only 250 copies (out of a total edition of 320). An evocative collaboration between the surrealist poet Prevert and the surrealist artist Ernst. The Livre d'Artiste in the Twentieth Century 46. Paris: Au Pont Des Arts, 1964. Large folio, loose as issued in original lithographed paper wrappers; original buckram clamshell box. Fraying to box edges, some foxing to wrappers; interior and plates fine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Treasure at Amorys. A Lone Pine Adventure.

      London, Newnes, 1964 - Octavo. Original blue pebble boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine bumped, owner's name to half title, dust jacket lightly rubbed, a smart copy. Illustrated by Terence Freeman. First edition, first impression. Number 15 in the Lone Pine Adventure series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        JOHN EMERY...AS READ AT THE SERVICES IN NEW YORK CITY, NOVEMBER 18, 1964

      [Np: Privately Printed], 1964.. Quarter publisher's leather and decorated boards. Portrait. Head and toe of spine slightly rubbed, else fine. First and only edition. One of two hundred copies only. The entirety of the text consists of Scott's and Steinbeck's tributes, each totaling less than two pages. This copy has the date of the memorial service corrected via a crude typed pasteover, as usual. An uncommon 'B' item.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        LA COMEDIA HUMANA (6 VOLUMENES -OBRA COMPLETA)

      LORENZANA 1964 - 1ªEDICION 1964/1966 -PLENA PIEL EDITORIAL DORADOS EN LOMERA Y FIRMA AUTOR DORADO EN PORTADA- PAPEL BIBLIA- CINTA MARCADORA - CORTE SUPERIOR DORADO - ESTADO COMO NUEVOS (libros sin leer) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portfolio One: The Seasons

      San Francisco: Sierra Club 1964, 1st Edition. () Very good. Large folio (20.25" X 15"). 12 Original dye-transfer prints (measuring 10.5" X 8.5"), dry-mounted on Strathmore Illustration Board. With 4 page pamphlet (present in two copies, as usual) including title, list of plates, commentary by Porter, and colophon. Foxing to one of the two pamphlets. Corners of some of the mounting boards are slightly bumped, but the images are vibrant. Only the smallest scratch (< 0.25") to the front of Plate #7. Housed in original folding cloth box with ties and gilt title to front. Some rubbing to extremities of box, with 4 small spots of discoloration. Limited to 105 copies (100 for sale) of which this is #32. A nice copy of this influential set of prints by Eliot Porter. Porter left a job as a biomedical researcher at Harvard to pursue a life of professional photography. The collection presented here was intended to show "... Better than any reproduction can possibly do, this expansion of a point of view towards the use of color to interpret the world more freely... [and]&#133; to reveal color as a new dimension in the perception and representation of nature by means of photography." List of plates includes: "Maple Blossoms in a Woodland Pool," "Rhodora," "Aspens in Early Spring," "Eroded Rock," "Foxtail Grass," "Weeds in Rock Cracks," "Ponderosa Pine," "Spruce Trees and River," "Yellow Aspens," "Cypress Swamp," "Snow and Grass" and "Snow on Sand Dunes."..

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        A MOVEABLE FEAST

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1964) - Beautiful Fine, unread First Edition in its quite Near Fine dust jacket (creasing at folds and spine extremities) of this fascinating collection of autobiographical reminiscences of the author's time in Paris. Released posthumously, the book features some wonderful accompanying photographs of the author and his circle in that 'moveable feast', Paris in the 1920s. See also our British First Edition of this title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        Blues for Mister Charlie

      New York: Dial Press, 1964. Blue lettered black cloth in decorative dust jacket. This copy signed on the endpaper by the author James Baldwin. It is also signed by cast members of it &#39;s first theatrical production. Al Freeman Jr., Diana Sands., Rip Torn, Larry Blyden and Lincoln Kilpatrick. There is wear to extremities of the book and dark dust jacket which as usual shows scuffing. A unique copy of a significant book.. Signed By the Author and Cast. 1st Edition. Cloth. VG+/VG. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Autograph Note Signed on a group of typed poems by Ray Durem, 11 separate pp of 4to and oblong 8vo sheets, n.p., n.d. but circa 1954

      Hughes pens his note in a bold hand on the title page of the poems typed on onionskin paper. In full, ?For Paul [Breman]-an interesting (I think) but mostly unpublished Negro poet.? He signs boldly, ?Langston Hughes.? Hughes refers to Ray Durem whose early poems attracted Hughes. He tried to find a publisher for Durem, and after Durem?s death, included the poem, ?Award? in his anthology, ?New Negro Poets USA,? (1964). Hughes writes his note on the title page of Durem?s group of poems titled, ?Poems by Ray Durem...1954.? Paul Bremen (1931-2008) is the Dutch born bookseller, writer and publisher whose help Hughes sought on behalf of Durem. Included is Bremen?s soft cover publication of Durem?s ?Take no prisoners,? published in London in 1971. Bremen published three of the typed poems in the group offered here.

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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        NOTHING PERSONAL

      New York, Atheneum Publishers, 1964.. FIRST EDITION 1964, WITH SIGNED POSTCARD BY AVEDON, 365 x 265 mm, 14½ x 10½ inches, 64 black and white photographs, 2 fold out pages, some double page images, 92 pages in total, in the original publisher&#39;s glossy white boards with black lettering on silver panels to upper and lower cover and black lettering to spine, slipcase with same design. Spine just very slightly darkened, slight bump and small chip to surface at head of spine, small split to surface paper at tail of lower hinge, neatly glued down, neat inscription dated 1965 on front endpaper. Slipcase slightly worn along the edges, slightly rubbed on silver panels and with a few light scratches to the sides. A very good copy in a good slipcase. Laid in the book is an original photo postcard by Avedon, of his famous photograph "Dovima with Elephants". SIGNED in ink by him on the back. The image of the card has a few tiny white flaws to surface. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Pilgrim At Sea [Signed / Ingraverat] [Pilgrim på havet]

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the First UK edition, first printing (spine ends gently pushed, lower front corner bent, lower rear corner bumped) in a Very Good dust jacket (light toning to the spine and to each panel&#39;s upper edge, short tear where the rear panel meets the spine head, common handling soil), SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST on the title page as follows: "from Par Lagerkvist"; a continuation of an allegorical tale by the great Swedish poet, playwright, novelist, and essayist attempting to polarize the Christian ethos and modern attitudes (being a sequel to "The Death of Ahasuerus" and being the fourth and planned final installment of Lagerkvist&#39;s tetralogy consisting of "Barabbas", "The Sybil", "The Death of Ahasuerus", and "Pilgrim at Sea" -- Lagerkvist&#39;s "The Holy Land" turned out to be a fifth installment in the allegory). Elected in 1940 as one of the 18 "Immortals" of the Swedish Academy, Lagerkvist was as highly influential writer from his twenties into his seventies, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951 "for the artistic vigour and true independence of mind with which he endeavors in his poetry to find answers to the eternal questions confronting mankind". Signed copies of Lagerkvist&#39;s works are quite scarce and, beyond our shelves, signed copies in English translation are especially so. This copy belonged to actor and decorated WWII Navy Veteran Douglas Fairbanks whose bookplate resides on the front pastedown. A Very Good copy in a Very Good dust jacket and with an excellent Provenance, SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST. QUITE SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        A Letter From John Steinbeck Explaining Why He Could Not Write An Introduction For This Book.

      n.p. (NY), Random House, 1964 - n.p. (NY), Random House, 1964, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A separate printing of this non-introduction that was in fact used as an introduction to a book by Ted Patrick entitled The Thinking Dog's Man, Steinbeck and Patrick were well-acquainted as he was the editor of "Holiday" magazine which often published Steinbeck, this promotional item is extremely scarce and seldom comes on the market, Goldstone & Payne A41a, Morrow 270. Vertical crease throughout, else fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        If Morning Ever Comes

      New York: Knopf, 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Tiny bit of wear at foot of the jacket. An outstanding copy of the author&#39;s first and uncommon book. A bookplate signed by the author is laid into the book. Signed b the author.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        The Woman in White

      New York: The Heritage Press,, 1964. With an introduction by Vincent Starrett. Illustrated by Leonard Rosoman. Octavo (248 × 165 mm). Finely bound by Maurin in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, twin rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With colour lithographs. A fine copy. A handsomely bound copy first published in 1860.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Magical Car

      London: Jonathan Cape, , 1964&#150;5. Adventure Number One, Two and Three. 3 vols. Octavo. Original illustrated boards, titles to front covers and spines in black, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jackets. Illustrated throughout by John Burningham. Spines lightly bumped otherwise an excellent, bright set, one small closed tear to dust jackets of volume one & two. First editions, first impressions.

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        Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION of all three parts of Fleming&#39;s classic children&#39;s novel. Illustrated throughout in both black and white and color by John Burningham. An outstanding set. "Fleming&#39;s only important novel for children, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1964), illustrated by John Burningham, won the Young Reader&#39;s Choice Award (1967) and was adapted in 1968 as a popularly acclaimed film by Roald Dahl. Based in part on Fleming&#39;s memory of a custom-built racing car that gained local fame in Canterbury in 1921, Fleming&#39;s novel presents the screwball adventures of Commander Pott and his family, especially the Potts&#39;s magic automobile that can fly and sail. Both the novel and movie were critical successes from the first and continue to attract a wide audience" (The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children&#39;s Literature). London: Jonathan Cape, 1964-65. Octavo, original pictorial boards, original dust jacket. Three volumes. Books fine with a few spots of foxing to volume two; a few tiny, nearly invisible tape repairs to jacket versos, volume two dust jacket price-clipped (as often). Overall a beautiful set, scarce in this condition.

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        Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car - Adventures 1,2 and 3

      London, Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1964., 1964. 3 vol. boxed set. First Editions, slim 8vo. Half bound in recent dark green morocco leather with matching cloth boards. Titles and subtle decorations in gilt to spines with original boards and spine bound in to rear of each edition, rich cream endpapers. Excellent, eyecatching illustrations throughout, all by John Burningham. A very handsome, fine set. A classic adventure story featuring a high-spirited family and their magical car. Basis for the Oscar-nominated film musical scripted by Roald Dahl. Gilbert A17a (1), A17a (4), A17a (6).

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        Prints From the Mourlot Press

      Paris: Mourlot Press, 1964. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. Illustrated stiff wrappers (original color lithograph by Chagall). Very good. /No Dust Jacket. 64 pages in text. 25 x 19.5 cm. Nineteen original lithographs, fifteen in color. Limited edition, one of 2000. Preface by Jean Adhemar. Original lithographs by Chagall, Picasso, Miro, Braque, Matisse, Cocteau, Calder, Giacometti, Minaux et al -- all are full page. Interior contents fresh and clean, blank back cover with spots, age toning, three minor toning imperfections front cover.

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        The Defense of Gracchus Babeuf Before the High Court of Vendome

      Northampton: The Gehenna Press, 1964. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Thomas Cornell. Folio (8½ by 13 inches). Edited and translated and with an Essay on Babeuf by John Anthony Scott. With twenty-one Etched Portraits by Thomas Cornell. One of 300 copies signed by the publisher, Leonard Baskin, this being number 128. Finely printed by Baskin at the Gehenna press on Nideggen paper. 21 etched portraits by Thomas Cornell, including 20 signed plates on blue paper by Fabriano, and the unsigned frontispiece. In loose sheets, as issued. Uncut. In a full morocco portfolio, gilt titles. Housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case, gilt spine titles. A fine copy; the clamshell case has a trace of wear else is fine as well.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        La Pendule Francaise Des Origines A Nos Jours [Three Volume Set in Slipcase]

      Tardy, Paris, 1964. Third Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Size: 4to. 3-volume set (complete). Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Three volumes in French. Color illustrated wraps, Ire Partie De l&#39;Horloge Gothique a la Pendule Louis XV(1967); 2eme Partie Du Louis XVI a nos jours(1969); 3me Partie Provinces et Etranger(1964); extensively illustrated with over 1000 b & w photographs, a few color plates, Index at end of Vol. III. Volume I includes Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Louis XIV, Regency & Louis XV clocks all made in Paris; Volume II covers Louis XVI, Directoire, Empire, Charles X, Louis-Philippe & Napolean III clocks made in Paris; Volume III includes French provincial clocks & clocks made in Germany, England, Belgium, China, Denmark, Spain, USA, Japan, Bas Country, Sweden, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia and Turkey. Light toning around perimeter of wraps Vol. I & II, Volume II bumped at spine ends, Volume III top corner of wraps bumped/creased, approximately first 40-50 pages have small crease at top corner. In a slipcase which is in Good condition only, soiled, toned/discolored, slit at top and bottom edges of opening. This is a SET of books and will require extra shipping charges Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 10 lbs 0 oz. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; French Language; Art & Design. Inventory No: 009565. .

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        The Broken Ground

      Harcourt, Brace and World, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Veryu Good. Signed. SIGNED and dated ("10/29/12") by Wendell Berry on the title page. The volume is lightly bumped at the spine ends and corners. The unclipped dust jacket is age toned, nicked at the spine ends and corners, and lightly abraided on the folds. The jacket is now protected in mylar. Stated "first edition" on the copyright page.

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        Manuscript for "Marquis de Sade" (Published as "Satan&#39;s Saint: A Novel About the Marquis de Sade")

      N.p. [Los Angeles?], N.d. [ca 1964]. Bound typescript (carbon) on onionskin, bound between red card wrappers; xxiv, 453pp. Number 6 of 10 copies (so stated on typed limitation statement on title page). Mild aging and wear; Very Good to Near Fine. & & Hand-bound manuscript, apparently produced for private circulation. There are no corrections to the text, but the manuscript differs substantially from the published version of the work (issued by Crown Publishers in 1965), including a lengthy, scatological, epistolary Preface (addressed to "Paula") not present in the published version. Other differences may be summed up in the novel&#39;s first sentence, which in the manuscript version reads: "Nothing should have been further from the thoughts of Sade than this ugly word shit, that no matter how spelled was eventually to occupy such a prominent place in certain of his books..." In the published version the same sentence has been altered thus: "Nothing should have been further from the thoughts of the Marquis de Sade than those nightmarish scenes of sexual violence and corruption with which he was eventually to pepper his novels..." And so on, throughout, with the text consistently bowdlerized for public consumption. A copy of the published book (Crown: 1965) is included for comparison.& & Endore (1900-1970) enjoyed a long and prolific career in Hollywood as a writer of both fiction and screenplays, though like most writers on the Left he sat out much of the Fifties and Sixties as a result of Hollywood blacklisting (during this period he wrote mostly under the pseudonym "Harry Reis"). His 1934 novel Babouk, a radical account of the Santo Domingo slave uprising, is listed in Rideout, but Endore (though a lifelong Communist sympathizer and occasional Party member) always maintained an ambivalent attitude toward political themes in his writing. By his own estimation, most of his literary output catered to commercial tastes, and he is best remembered for his bestselling 1933 horror novel The Werewolf of Paris, which was adapted twice for the movies.

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        [The Country Girls Trilogy, comprising] The Country Girls; The Lonely Girl, [and] Girls in their Married Bliss

      London: Hutchinson / Jonathan Cape [through 1964], 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine+. Three First Impressions. 8vo&#39;s: 224; 254; 190pp. Country Girls (Hutchinson, 1960): Publisher&#39;s black cloth, spine titled in gilt within sky-blue title block; price-clipped dust jacket illustrated by Jillian Willett. About Fine, with lightly spotted top edge and neat ownership inscription to front fly leaf, in Near Fine or better jacket with minor foxing to base of back panel and flap folds. The Lonely Girl (Cape, 1962): Publisher&#39;s mauve cloth, spine stamped gilt, price-clipped dust jacket illustrated by Hofbauer. Fine, but for neat gift inscription to front fly leaf, in about Fine jacket with small stains to back panel. Girls in their Married Bliss (Cape, 1964): Publisher&#39;s French blue cloth, spine stamped gilt, top edge stained black, illustrated dust jacket by David Fawcett, priced 18s. About Fine (covers slighted bowed), in just about Fine jacket, spine panel very lightly rubbed and dust-soiled. In all, a handsome, collectible set. & O&#39;Brien&#39;s momentous debut, banned in Ireland because of sexual content, "charts the progress of two young Irish girls, Kate and Baba, as they escape their rural home place for the relative cosmopolitanism of Dublin. It is no accident that, in the first novel, a turning point in Kate&#39;s development is marked by her acquisition of a copy of Joyce&#39;s Dubliners [Joyce was hugely influential in O&#39;Brien&#39;s writing life, and in 1999 she wrote a biography of him ]. . . . When asked late in his life if he would ever return to Ireland, Joyce gave the famously enigmatic reply, &#39;Have I ever left it?&#39;, and Edna O&#39;Brien&#39;s relationship with her home country is complicated in ways that are similarly fraught and complex." (The Literary Encyclopedia) 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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        Reminiscences: General of the Army (SIGNED by General Douglas MacArthur)

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964 Hardcover Limited First Edition, #1145 of 1750 copies SIGNED by General Douglas MacArthur, in Near Fine printed slipcase, an unmarked unbumped pristine copy of the scarce signed First Edition - this is NOT a facsimile signature but is the actual signature of the (then) very-much alive General MacArthur. This first Special Limited Edition is not to be confused with the later 1000-copy edition published after his death with his wife Jean&#39;s signature and a facsimile of the general&#39;s autograph; 8vo; viii + 438pp indexed & illus. Signed by Author. First Edition / Limited. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        Up The Down Staircase

      Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1964. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light shelfwear. Warmly inscribed by the author. Uncommon signed and inscribed.

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        Call It Sleep

      San Francisco: Arion Press. Hardcover. Fine. BEAUTIFUL SIGNED LIMITED EDITION from the Arion Press. Number 182 out 300 numbered copies (out of a total edition of 326), signed by Roth. Illustrated with 48 photographs of New York City in the period of the novel. At the time it was written, "Few publishers expressed interest in Call It Sleep because its moody undertones and true-to-life depictions of social and family conflicts were thought to be unmarketable to the nation&#39;s readers, who were struggling with the depression." It took decades until a critic wrote of it favorably enough to bring it to the public&#39;s attention again, when in 1964 Irving Howe published a review on the front page of the New York Times Book Review, making it a national bestseller. "For its combination of realistic detail, psychological symbolism, and modernist techniques, [Call It Sleep] marks an important transition in Jewish-American literature from the works of early immigrant writers such as Abraham Cahan and Anzia Yezierska to later modern voices such as Saul Bellow and Philip Roth" (American National Biography). San Francisco: Arion Press, 1995. Quarto, green half morocco, original decorated cloth, original decorated slipcase. A fine copy.

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        Herzog

      New York: Viking Press, 1964.. First edition of the author&#39;s second of three National Book Award winning novels, which was and remains an unprecedented literary accomplishment. Octavo, original blue cloth. The topstain slightly spotted, an excellent copy in a fine dust jacket with the spine panel white. Inscribed by the author: "For Connie Houghton/ with thanks for many/ favors/ Saul Bellow". A warm inscription.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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