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        The World of Atget

      New York: Horizon Press, (1964). First Edition. Large quarto. A fine association copy, INSCRIBED by Abbott to photographer Arnold Newman: "For Arnold Newman / with regards / Berenice Abbott." With 176 Atget photographs compiled by Berenice Abbott. Dent to the top of the rear board, else very good in a very good jacket, edgetorn, with Newman's trademark painted dot on the spine of the dust jacket to denote an inscribed book from his library.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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      New York City, NY: Horizon Books, 1964. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine Dust Jacket.. New York City, NY: Horizon Books, 1964. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 220 pages. Rubbing, creasing, and wear on the DJ. Landmark collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful and most important photography books of the 20th century. The First Edition Thus in its First Printing. Precedes and should not be confused with the 1977 and 1979 Reissued Editions. There is no ISBN. All of the book&#39;s editions are now rare. An austerely elegant production by The Comet Press: Oversize-volume format. Gray cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Eugene Atget. Collected, archived, annotated, and introduced with the eponymous essay, "The World of Atget", by Berenice Abbott. She re-discovered Atget&#39;s photographs, was a great photographer in her own right, and her piece is one of the best essays on photography ever written. Printed on thick coated (for the plates) and uncoated (for the text) archival stock paper in New York to the highest standards. In black DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents the photographs of Atget (1857-1927), lovingly evoked, described, and celebrated by Berenice Abbott. "Among the few giants who have established the art of the photographer&#39;s vision on a level with the great arts of man, Atget in his own time was appreciated primarily by the great painters: Braque, Vlaminck, Utrillo, Kisling, and many others who purchased Atget&#39;s unique photographs to use as subjects for their canvases" (Publisher&#39;s blurb). More than any other subsequent figure, Berenice Abbott was responsible for bringing Atget&#39;s work to the world&#39;s attention. Today, Atget&#39;s Paris (his main subject) is a photographic touchstone. His gossamer photographs of the mist-shrouded City of Lights (that no longer exists, except in these photographs) remains a vital influence among painters and photographers alike. As an outstanding Pictorialist, Atget&#39;s influence on the great painters of his day was inescapable, which is why his enduring influence is all the more impressive. His photographs of Paris&#39; street scenes directly influenced Robert Frank while the ground-breaking vision of his natural landscapes is evident in the work of a very-late-modern artist like Lee Friedlander. At the time of the book&#39;s publication, Atget was regarded as "perhaps the greatest photographer who ever lived". There is no question that his place in the canon is secure, but it is perhaps more accurate to say, as Abbott does, that he is the greatest photographer in the Pictorialist tradition. An absolute "must-have" title for Atget and Berenice Abbott collectors. <b><i> This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Berenice Abbott. Her signature beautifully matches her facsimile-signature at the end of her essay. A Certificate of Authenticity And Provenance comes with this copy. This title is now highly collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Edition Thus/First Printing available online and despite its imperfection (rubbing, creasing, and wear on the DJ) is still in fine condition: Every single internal page is clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Most copies available online have major flaws yet command hundreds of dollars. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i>180 halftone plates. Two of the greatest photographers of all time. A fine collectible copy. .

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      The true first printing of this notable work on the great Belarusian artist, limited to the first 100 numbered examples and offered complete in a presentation copy, carefully inscribed and signed by the author on the half-title page, and boldly signed by Zadkine twice, once opposite his portrait, and a second time, as called for in the deluxe edition, on the upper side of the folded-up print. The drypoint etching ("Combat Antique") was specially created for the limited edition in 1964, (initialed OZ-dated 1964 in the plate), printed on handmade Arches paper and signed and numbered by Zadkine in pen & ink. This is example 38, stamped on the justification page, the print numbered 38 and laid in at the rear with the original tissue leaves, as issued. The folded-up print has an unusual window format that offers an interior glimpse: unfolded, it extends 266 x 824 mm (10.47 x 32.44 inches) over 4 folded sheets and shows ten men & women twisting-turning-leaning unceasingly to separate themselves from each other and the nervous energy that governs them. Folded, print protected on the inside, a 54 mm equilateral polygon window in the center reveals the head of one figure. The open polygonal space in the opened print augments and directs the vector of dislocation experienced following the figures from left to right. PRINT: Reference: Czwiklitzer 47. Condition: Very Good with full margins; clean and bright, light wear along one fold line, slight bottom edge wear, the inner bottom tip with a gentle bend, the outer bottom corner with some wear: publisher's tissue leaves fine. SIGNATURES: As part of the authentication, I confirmed the signature opposite the portrait was handwritten, tracing with a viewing aid the impress and absorption of the ink into the paper. I additionally confirmed by looking at a trade edition copy. No autopen or printed signature appears opposite the Zadkine portrait in the trade edition, just a blank page. NOTABILITY: provides the first extensively researched catalogue raisonné of Zadkine's sculpture works and the first comprehensive bibliography. BOOK CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: clean, fresh and crisp. Boards: clean: outer tips with slight bump, spine edges at crown & foot with some fading and slight push-in. Binding: signatures tight, hinges good, spine lightly slanted. Jacket: slight wear from being slid in and out of case, now protected by a transparent protective wrapper. Upper Jacket: two 1 mm edge peels, top edge-60 mm long, bottom edge-40 mm. Lower Jacket: some edges with light yellowing. Spine: light yellowing: crown & foot edges with light push-in wear and a tiny, vertical 1 mm tear. Slipcase: excellent: light edge wear: two small bottom corner stains. FORMAT: Publisher's sewn viridian cloth boards stamped with gilt letters and b/w pictorial book jacket and unlettered, gray linen and cotton boards slipcase decorated with netting pattern. Jacket shows Zadkine's celebrated 1951 sculpture, "Destroyed City" in its public installation, set against a cloudy sky, a memorial to the horrors of war and the WWII bombing of Rotterdam by Germany. SIZE: 279 x 213 mm (11 x 8.4 inches). PAGINATION: Confirmed complete; 208 pages illustrated with 98 fine full-page b/w illustrations, (these cited in the Grove Dictionary of Art): preface, 6 pages; 3 essays, including 51 pages on the life and work; a photograph portrait of the artist, and suite of 97 captioned photographs of sculpture works, two with commentary, ("Destroyed City" in the artist's studio, and "Portrait of Van Gogh"); rear documentation with 1890-1963 chronology, 4 pages, comprehensive bibliography, 7 pages, and the catalogue raisonné of sculpture works, 35 pages. There are testimonial statements on the jacket flap in two languages, by John Berger and Lewis Mumford in English, and by Jean Cassou, Denys Chevalier, Raymond Cogniat, René Huyghe and André De Ridder in French. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        Sur les écrivains

      Paris: Gallimard, 1964. Broché. 14,5x21,5cm. Edition originale, un des 41 ex numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Infimes piqûres en tête du dos, sinon bel exemplaire. - Gallimard, Paris _1964, 14,5x21,5cm, broché. - broché

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        Swords & Sorcery, Intro By L. Sprague De Camp, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien, and a Separate Handwritten Critique By J.R.R. Tolkien

      Pyramid Books. Trade Paperback. Signed by Author. A pair of items is offered, which include a lengthy handwritten critique by J.R.R. Tolkien, and the related paperback novel, Swords & Sorcery, with the introduction by L. Sprague de Camp. The copy of Swords & Sorcery has a notation, penned by Tolkien on the inside front cover: &#39;J.R.R. Tolkien from L. Sprague de Camp July 1964&#39; The more significant item, is a sheet of stationary from the Hotel Miramar, East Overcliff, Bournemouth. On the verso, Tolkien has written in pencil, and overwritten the latter part in ink, a lengthy criticism of a story by Lord Dunsany, originally published in 1912 and entitled: "Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweler", which is included in the book. A not very complementary critique, but a wonderful example of his cryptic handwriting. A fantastic pair of items, written or signed by the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. These are both housed in a custom Dark Blue Leather Clamshell Case. The case has a recessed tray for the book, and a matching dark blue cloth folder fits on top of the tray to house the handwritten critique, protected in mylar. Marbled paper endpapers to complement the full leather binding and blue cloth interior and folder. A wonderful case to protect and show the two items. Digital photo&#39;s available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / N/a.

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        Tokyo (Cities, 4)

      Delpire Editeur, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/No jacket. as issued. (Bonham&#39;s)Simultaneously released in Paris, New York, Berlin and Tokyo, this volume represents the culmination of Klein&#39;s "Cities" series. "This series showcases Klein&#39;s fine eye for composition along side his sense of humor and talent for capturing the irony and subtle interactions of big city life.Tight, clean, flat, square and sharp book. Lower tips rubbed clean of the chocolate laminate. William Klein&#39;s lasting legacy to photography will be his four city books, New York (1956), Rome (1959), Tokyo and Moscow (both 1964). They are long out of print but with reputations growing by the year they are now more talked about than actually seen. This is about to change as re-publication of the first two is imminent. New York in particular is regularly lauded as one of the great photographic achievements of the last century. Its visceral imagery and endlessly inventive layout was a groundbreaking form of hyper-journalism melding the spirits of dada, Pop, abstract expressionism and counter-cinema to dizzying effect. If it had been published in America it might now be as overcelebrated as Robert Frank&#39;s The Americans, issuedtwo years later. Even so its influence has been considerable. A number of Japanese photographers (including a young Daido Moriyama) were bowled over by its energy and graphic daring. I think Klein got better and his later books built on the achievement of New York. Tokyo is my favourite, not least because it sees Klein returning to the city whose photographic culture he helped to revolutionize. In 1964 it was the largest city on earth and the world&#39;s media were about to descend to cover the Olympic Games. Three years later James Bond arrived in You Only Live Twice, sealing a popular iconography for Tokyo that barely seems to have changed. Klein&#39;s version incorporates every Tokyo cliche but in pushing them to breaking point it soars above them too."David CompanyGround international shipping available at a reduced cost to Canada only for some books: email for exact cost.

      [Bookseller: Gretchen's Treats]
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        Tokyo : [A Book of Magnificent Photographs] = ??

      New York : Crown Publishers, 1964., 1964. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 9, [1], 15-184 pp. ; 32 cm. ; folio ; illustrated with 183 black and white photographs ; 28 cm. ; LCCN: 64-21769 ; OCLC: 1691744 ; LC: DS896.5; Dewey: 915.2135 ; black cloth with red and white lettering, in like-colored dustjacket ; edge wear to dustjacket ; slight edge wear to bottom of spine ; black ink mark-through of two lines on front ep ; This is one of the epoch-making photojournalistic photo-essays by photographer William Klein--who also photo-documented Moscow, New York and Rome as pa rt of this series--whose photos cut through the Japanese masks of tatame and hone to reveal the inner character of the Japanese people. ; A monumental photographic achievement that forever changed the approach to photojournalism ; text in English ; scarce ; VG/G .

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      Crown, 1964, 1st. VG-/VG-. Spine tad cocked; some shelfwear/soiling; bit of soiling pageblock; 1/2in ding lower edge. DJ w/ some rubbing/edgewear/chips/soiling; couple 1in CTs; in new Brodart protector. Large format coffee table sized hardback. Fully illustrated in B&W photos. Will be shipped well packed and in a box, with delivery signature confirmation. 000010895

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        How It Is

      London: John Calder,, 1964. Translated from the French by the Author. Octavo. Publisher&#39;s deluxe brown calf, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. In the publishers slipcase. Housed in a black cloth folding case. An excellent copy. First UK edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, this a presentation copy additionally inscribed by the author on the limitation leaf, "for Pat with love from Sam 31.12.64". Beckett had a close relationship with the recipient, actor Patrick Magee, who starred in many of his works and for whom he wrote the one-man play Krapp&#39;s Last Tape. Anthony Cronin once wrote of Magee that "there was a sense in which, as an actor, he had been waiting for Beckett just as Beckett had been waiting for him". A superb association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      NY: Viking. (1964). An advance copy, in the form of comb-bound galleys, of the Nobel Prize winner&#39;s second National Book Award winner (of three). Signed by Bellow in 1968, with the comment "long time, no see" -- presumably an indication that, even at that early date, the proof was already extremely scarce. The text of this book was changed while the book was still in galleys, and approximately two dozen pages have new text pasted over the originals. There are also several hand corrections to both new and old pages, and a couple of marginal comments (e.g. "Moses Herzog as demented artist"). Even with the added pages of text and the corrections, variations still exist between this version and the final published text. 10" x 5-1/4" galleys, comb-bound in printed yellow cardstock covers; a bit handled and creased; very good. Scarce: we know of only two other copies of this proof surfacing over the years. A bibliographically significant copy of a key work by an American Nobel Prize winner. . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        TLS Ray Bradbury, 1964

      Two typed letters signed by Ray Bradbury. The first, dated August 21st, 1964, on printed letterhead with Bradbury&#39;s Los Angeles address, concerning a short story of his being recently published in a collection by Holt Rinehart & Winston and edited by Robert Penn Warren, and his request for a copy of the book(s). The second letter, dated Sept. 20, 1964, acknowledging receipt of the books. With an air mail envelope, stamped Los Angeles, 20 Sep 1964. Very good.

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        Les parapluies de Cherbourg [The Umbrellas of Cherbourg] (Original French Grande Poster)

      1964. Original French affiche poster for the 1964 French musical, "Les parapluies de Cherbourg," directed by Jacques Demy and starring Catherine Deneuve. The version of the poster issued just after the film won the Golden Palm at Cannes. A classic of French cinema, with every word of dialogue sung, "Cherbourg" was the first French film musical shot in color, and the movie that made Catherine Deneuve a star. Fine, 47 x 63 inches, on linen.

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        Swords & Sorcery, Intro By L. Sprague De Camp, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien, and a Separate Handwritten Critique By J.R.R. Tolkien

      Pyramid Books. Trade Paperback. Signed by Author. A pair of items is offered, which include a lengthy handwritten critique by J.R.R. Tolkien, and the related paperback novel, Swords & Sorcery, with the introduction by L. Sprague de Camp. The copy of Swords & Sorcery has a notation, penned by Tolkien on the inside front cover: &#39;J.R.R. Tolkien from L. Sprague de Camp July 1964&#39; The more significant item, is a sheet of stationary from the Hotel Miramar, East Overcliff, Bournemouth. On the verso, Tolkien has written in pencil, and overwritten the latter part in ink, a lengthy criticism of a story by Lord Dunsany, originally published in 1912 and entitled: "Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweler", which is included in the book. A not very complementary critique, but a wonderful example of his cryptic handwriting. A fantastic pair of items, written or signed by the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. These are both housed in a custom Dark Blue Leather Clamshell Case. The case has a recessed tray for the book, and a matching dark blue cloth folder fits on top of the tray to house the handwritten critique, protected in mylar. Marbled paper endpapers to complement the full leather binding and blue cloth interior and folder. A wonderful case to protect and show the two items. Digital photo&#39;s available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / N/a.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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      Bern, 1964, first edition, one of 2000 copies. The complete portfolio with 62 original lithographs by the following artists: Pierre Alechinsky (5 lithos, Rivière 234-238); Karel Appel (5 lithos); Enrico Baj (2 lithos, Petit 102-103); Alan Davie (2 lithos), Jim Dine; Sam Francis (&#148;Pink Venus Kiki&#148;, Lembark L82, + 5 other lithos: L78-81 & L83); Robert Indiana (2 lithos, Sheehan 31-32); Asger Jorn (2 lithos, Van de Loo 266); Roy Lichtenstein (Bianchini 3 A&B); Joan Mitchell; Claes Oldenburg (3 lithos: &#148;Parade of Women&#148; + &#148;All Kinds of Love 1 & 2&#148; (Baro 5; Axsom 28.1-28.3); Mel Ramos (2 lithos), Robert Rauschenberg (2 lithos, Walsmann 3a & b); Jean-Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist; Antonio Saura, Bram Van Velde; Andy Warhol (&#148;Marilyn Monroe I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever&#148; (12 x 21 inches, F&S 5); Tom Wesselmann (2 lithos) and other American and European POP artists. 17 x 12 in. (41 x 28 cm); loose leaves as issued, 176 pages with text in English, in silkscreened cloth boards with dust jacket, housed in cloth slipcase; in new condition. This &#148;un-livre d&#39;artiste&#148; is a unique combination of quintessential American Pop Art and European Expressionism with 62 lithographs, &#148;almost all in brilliant color &#133; a vibrantly fresh addition to the library of modern artists&#39; books&#133; This undertaking is the simple instance in which artists of two essentially contradictory philosophies of art were brought together in one unexpectedly cohesive book&#148; - Riva Castleman, &#148;A Century of Artists Books&#148;, pages 40-41 and 208-209. Other references: Monod 10692; &#148;From Manet to Hockney&#148; 135; Feldman and Schellmann no. 5; Lembark no. 82; Johnson/Stein 155. &#148;(Ting) wanted to publish the most international illustrated book, intended to illustrate his text, uniting tachisme, neo-dadaisme, pop art, and all other artistic movements. The idea was born from global experience, close contact with culture, pseudo-culture, primitive existential worries, urban erotic and eastern wisdom... It was a Herculean task, for which only a Chinese would have been able to muster the perseverance&#148; - E. W. Kornfeld. Around Ting&#39;s poems in &#148;raunchy Pidgin English&#148; were grouped 28 very different American and a few European painters. The pop artists formed the central core of the group. The book very quickly became the manifesto of a new generation of painters and the expression of the new pictorial research that they were engaged in. The book was also the violent rejection of the French livre de peintre with its canonic texts and ordered layout, alternating between the text leaves and plates. It challenged harmony with its profusion: instead of plain letters using colored typography, instead of the hegemony of one artist for each book introducing a whole team of painters.

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      1964. Maeght, Aimee, ed. DERRIERE LE MIROIR CHAGALL #147, JUIN 1964. Paris, Maeght Editeur, 1964. loose sheets in printed wraps. 2 original color lithographs, one of which is double-page, 1 original black and white lithograph, 23 b/w reproductions. Essay "Avec Chagall" by Marcel Arland. Exposition of 38 works. Publisher&#39;s "Croniques" sheet laid-in. Paper wraps are fine with only minimal signs of rubbing, interior sheets are as new. Softcover

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Röde Orm - sjöfarare i västerled.

      - sjöfarare i västerled. En berättelse från okristen tid. (Del 1). Illustrationer av Gunnar Brusewitz i grönt och svart. P. A. Norstedt & söners förlag och Nordiska Bokhandeln Stockholm 1964. 4:o. 287,(1) s. Nr 162 av 250 numrerade exemplar. I boken ingår en signerad handlitografi av illustratören. Originalpergamentband med övre guldsnitt. Handmålad titel på rygg och främre pärm. Omslag och rygg medbundna. I originalkassett. 27 x 18,5 cm

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      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,. 1964. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with rare advertising band promoting. the book as the Gollancz SF "Choice for March." A very sharp copy of. an uncommon book rarely found in superior condition. (#86977). First British (and first hardcover) edition. Collects five stories including "My Sister's Brother," a 1961 Hugo nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-161. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2190-94.

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        Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

      1964. first edition. &#147;The Adventures of Four Nasty Children and Our Herowith Mr. Willy Wonka and His Famous Candy Plant&#148;DAHL, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, [1964].The true first edition (preceding the English edition by three years). First issue, with six lines of printing information (instead of five) in the colophon on the final page. Octavo (9 3/16 x 6 1/16 inches; 234 x 155 mm.). [12], 161, [1], [1, blank], [1, &#147;About the Author&#148; (six lines of text plus &#147;About the Author&#148;) and colophon (six lines)] pp. Black and white text illustrations.Original red cloth with covers stamped in blind and spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge stained chocolate. A fine copy. In the original first issue color pictorial dust jacket, with no ISBN number on the rear panel and with the price $3.95 on the front flap. The jacket is mildly soiled and has a few light creases and tiny closed tears, but overall, is in excellent condition.&#147;Concerning the adventures of four nasty children and Our Hero with Mr. Willy Wonka and his famous candy plant&#148; (front panel of dust jacket).Tim Burton&#146;s 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket, is the second film adaptation of this children&#146;s book, the first being Mel Stuart&#146;s 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket.

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        Original Maquette for Cowboy Kate and Other Stories

      N.p.: Privately published (N.p.: Privately published, c. 1964). Folio. The original maquette for the first edition of Sam Haskins' Cowboy Kate, comprised of approximately 149 vintage silver gelatin photographs, including six within the "Model Artist Model" vignette that were excised from the final 1965 publication; the first vignette lacks most of the gun and holster sequence (three of four two-page spreads), the shot of a woman's back, and a close-up of a blonde model. The prints vary in size, but most are full-page, 10 X 14 inches, each mounted one to three per page and back-to-back on thick cardstock. (Parr / Badger, v2, 27; Open Book 210-211). Period covers worn; images generally in very nice condition.

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        Lord, I Have No Courage

      Venerini Publications Worcester: Venerini Publications. (1964). Her third book, and first for young readers, presenting the life story of Rosa Venerini, who established a school for women in the early 18th century. Near fine in printed wrappers. According to the Ahearn Price Guide, about 500 copies were produced with a heavy cardboard cover; further according to the Ahearns, they had not seen a copy and this description came from the author, who more recently confirmed that there was no issue in boards. Grumbach also added that this was a project undertaken for money and not a book she views with affection today. Rare. . First Edition. Softcover.

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        Structure of Vitamin B12. [with:] The X-ray Crystallographic Investigation of the Structure of Penicillin [with: six other offprints].1945-65.

      Exceptional collection of inscribed offprints, from the library of crystallographer Jack D. Dunitz, of Hodgkin's most important papers, in which she solved the molecular structure of penicillin and vitamin B12, the last which revealed the existence of a hitherto-unsuspected chemical grouping, the corrin nucleus. Lawrence Bragg compared these achievements with 'breaking the sound barrier', and in 1964 Hodgkin received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this work.<br/><br/> [Papers 1-2:] "The structure of vitamin B12, published in Nature in July 1956, represented a giant step forward for x-ray crystallography. The Oxford-Princeton collaboration had provided structural information that was not available from traditional methods of organic analysis, which Hodgkin described in an earlier paper as 'for any crystallographer something of a dream-like situation.' Even more impressively, the planar group of B12 was a novel chemical entity, for which the term corrin nucleus was later coined." (DSB). After the first announcement, in the journal Nature, Hodgkin and her team published a series of papers detailing their discoveries in the Proceedings of the Royal Society [see 'Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon' lot 156]. Offered here is the rare offprint from Nature annotated by Dunitz together with the offprint of the first of the eight parts from the Proceedings inscribed by Hodgkin.<br/><br/> [Paper 3:] "In collaboration with Charles Bunn and Anne Turner-Jones at ICI's Northwich laboratories, who analyzed the sodium salt using the 'fly's eye' method of modeling diffraction patters, they solved the penicillin structure by 1945. With the help of the scientific service run by L. J. Comrie, they calculated the complete three-dimensional structure on a Hollerith punched card calculator, one of the earliest examples of chrystallographic computing. News of the success gradually leaked out into the crystallographic community: what had begun as a wartime secrecy continued after VE-day as commercial secrecy to protect the interests of the US firms who had undertaken the mass production of the drug, and the penicillin structure was not formally published until 1949 [citing the offered paper no. 2]" (ODNB). Offered here the very offprint inscribed by co-author Barbara Rogers-Low to Dunitz. "Hodgkin's work on penicillin made her internationally famous. Britain's top scientific body, the Royal Society, elected her to membership in 1947; she was only the third woman to receive this honor." (Yount, Woman in Science and Math).<br/><br/> [Paper 4:] Inscribed offprint of her Nobel lecture. "Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin was the sole Nobel Laureate in chemistry in 1964, receiving the prize for her work on the determination by X-ray techniques of the structure of several important biochemical compounds, including vitamin B12 and penicillin. She was the third woman [after Marie and Irene Curie], and the first Englishwoman, to receive a Nobel Prize in Chemistry". (James, Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 1901-1992).<br/><br/> [Paper 6:] "With Carlisle she solved the complete three-dimensional structure of cholesterol iodide, including all the bond lengths and angles. This was the first crystallographic study she had pursued to its conclusion, and the first anywhere of such complex organic molecule." (ODNB). <br/><br/> "Unlike other crystallographers of her generation, Dorothy Hodgkin was not associated with any particular technical breakthrough. She was always at the forefront in the use of computers to carry out crystallographic calculations. However, like others who had cut their teeth on more intuitive approaches, she did not welcome the day when x-ray analysis became automated. Hodgkin's main contribution was in developing an approach to x-ray analysis that filled the gap between the trial-and-error methods used by W. L. Bragg and Linus Pauling in the 1920s and the brute force methods that became feasible in the late 1950s. This approach required profound insights into chemistry and crystallography but was capable of providing unambiguous structural information about organic molecules too complex for more traditional and indirect methods of analysis...<br/><br/> "In 1964 Hodgkin was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 'for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances.' The following year, she was only the second woman ever to be appointed to the Order of Merit, a group of twenty-five distinguished living citizens selected by the British sovereign." (DSB)<br/><br/> Provenance: All items are from the library of Jack David Dunitz, British chemist and one of the greatest chemical crystallographers. Together with Sydney Brenner, Dorothy Hodgkin, Leslie Orgel, and Beryl M. Oughton he was one of the first people in April 1953 to see the model of the structure of DNA, constructed by Francis Crick and James Watson.. 1. 'Structure of vitamin B12'. Co-authored with Jennifer Kamper, Maureen Mackay, Jenny Pickworth, Kenneth N. Trueblood, John G. White. Offprint from Nature, Vol. 178, pp. 64-66, July 14, 1956. Original self-wrappers, filing holes, serial number ink stamp, small diagram in ink on first page, numerous annotations to the molecular structure diagram, by Dunitz;<br/><br/> 2. 'The structure of vitamin B12, I. An outline of the crystallographic investigation of vitamin B12'. Co-authored with Jennifer Kamper, June Lindsey, Maureen Mackay, Jenny Pickworth, J. H. Robertson, Clara Brink Shoemaker, J. G. White, R. J. Prosen, K. N. Trueblood Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, volume 242, pp. 228-263, 1957. Original printed wrappers, filing holes, serial number ink stamp, inscribed 'with best wishes Dorothy'; <br/><br/> 3. The X-ray crystallographic investigation of the structure of penicillin. Co-authored with C. W. Bunn, B. W. Rogers-Low, A. Turner-Jones. Offprint from The Chemistry of Penicillin, pp. 310-67, 1949. Original printed wrappers, filing holes, serial number ink stamp, inscribed 'For Jack [Dunitz] with Greetings Barbara [Rogers-Low] ´49'; <br/><br/> 4. The X-ray analysis of complicated molecules. Offprint from Les Prix Nobel, 1964, 22 pp., inscribed 'with greetings & special thanks Dorothy'; <br/><br/> 5. X-ray crystallography and sterol structure. Offprint from Vitamins and Hormones, Volume II, pp. 409-61, 1944. Original printed wrappers, serial number ink stamp; <br/><br/> 6. The crystal structure of cholesteryl iodide. Co-authored with C. H. Carlisle, D. Crowfoot. Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, volume 184, pp. 64-83, 1945. Original printed wrappers, serial number ink stamp; <br/><br/> 7. Structure of calciferol. Co-authored with J. D. Dunitz. Offprint from Nature, vol. 162, p. 608, October 16, 1948. Original self-wrappers; <br/><br/> 8. X-ray crystallographic studies of compounds of biochemical interest. Offprint from Annual Review of Biochemistry, 1948, pp. 115-46. Original self-wrappers, serial number ink stamp

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        TLS Ray Bradbury, 1964

      Two typed letters signed by Ray Bradbury. The first, dated August 21st, 1964, on printed letterhead with Bradbury's Los Angeles address, concerning a short story of his being recently published in a collection by Holt Rinehart & Winston and edited by Robert Penn Warren, and his request for a copy of the book(s). The second letter, dated Sept. 20, 1964, acknowledging receipt of the books. With an air mail envelope, stamped Los Angeles, 20 Sep 1964. Very good.

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        JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. A Children's Story. Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert.

      [8], 118[120]pp. Original red cloth gilt. Original unpriced-clipped pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. First issue. Signature of Dahl mounted on half-title. A fine copy in a very good wrapper that has a small chip to the top outer corner, another to the spine, and three short tears, all without loss, and some minor rubbing & wear.The first U.S. edition preceded the English first by six years. The true first was bound by Wolff Press; the first issue wrapper has no numbers on the back panel.

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        A Poetry Folio 1963 [&] A Poetry Folio 1964

      FREE domestic or international shipping with direct order. **Donald Allen / San Francisco Arts Festival. 300 copies each of two portfolios containing 8 & 10 broadsides, respectively, all signed by author and artist, except David Meltzer in 1964. 1963: Alice Adams/William McNein; Robin Blaser/Fran Herndon; Robert Duncan/Jess; Lawrence Ferlinghetti/Eleanor Dickinson; Allen Ginsberg/Robert La Vigne; Ron Loewinsohn/photographic illustration; Lew Welch/W. Weber; and Philip Whalen in his own calligraphy. 1964: Richard Brautigan/Richard Carroll; James Broughton/Larry Landa; Jess (poet and artist); Max Finstein/Fred Martin; Andrew Hoyem/William Wolff; Lenore Kandel/John Ihle; Joanne Kyger/Phyllis Bailey; David Meltzer/Peter Bailey; Gary Snyder/Francesca Greene; and George Stanley/Paul Alexander. Many illustrations are original woodcuts, lithographs, etc. Sheets for 1963 printed by several firms; 1964 produced by East Wind Printers. 53.3 x 35.5 cm (1963) and 51 c 33 cm (1964). Broadsides are various sizes. Exterior of rear cover of 1963 browned, not affecting interior; otherwise, very fine.The pair.

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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA. Illustrazioni di Dali'.

      In-4 gr., 6 voll., cartonatura e astucci orig. decorati con motivi geometrici a colori e oro (un astuccio con spacchi), testo e tavv. a fogli sciolti. Le tre cantiche, secondo l'edizione della Società Dantesca Italiana rivista da Giovanni Nencioni, sono illustrate da 100 tavv. a colori, create da Salvador Dali', incise e stampate da Raymond Jacquet a Parigi, su carta di Rives. Importante edizione impressa dalla Stamperia Valdonega di Verona, su carta a mano Magnani. Il ns. fa parte della tiratura di 2900 esempl. numer. In ottimo stato.

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        The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

      New Directions (New York): New Directions. 1964. First. Unbound long galleys of the first edition, first issue with the original page layout. Folded, else fine. Only about 50 copies of the finished book were issued with this particular layout before they were suppressed. These galleys are rare and we suspect only a handful survive. .

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      Northampton: Gehenna Press, 1964. 8 1/2 x 15 1/2. (3), 83, (1) pages. Loose in full leather chemise and laid into a leather and cloth tray case, with a second suite of 21 etchings in a cloth portfolio; by Arno Werner. Wear to spine of case, else fine. With the 12-page prospectus.One of 50 special numbered copies (copy "29.C") with a second suite of etchings on large white Rives paper -- signed, titled and numbered by Cornell. Plates are numbered 44/50. The etchings with the text are on blue Fabriano; all are signed except the frontis, as issued. First English translation. Total edition was 300. Baskin 36.

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        Situations, V. Colonialisme et néo-colonialisme.

      (Paris), Gallimard, (1964). 8vo. Orig. printed wrappers, uncut, on very thick paper. Near mint. 253, (3) pp.. First edition of Sartre's fifth "Situation", no. 3 of 36 copies on "velin de Holland van Gelder.""Il a été tiré de l'édition originale de cet ouvrage trente-six exemplaires sur vélin de Hollande van Gelder numérotés de 1 à 36 at cent vingt exemplaires sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre numérotés de 37 à 156." (Verso of title-page). Contat & Rybalka 64/395.Sartre's "Situations" contain many of Sartre's most important articles and essays, and it is within these that Sartre foremost shows his philosophical and political face. "The several volumes of Jean-Paul Sartre's Situations, published from 1947 on, constitute the most weighty and, in the two first volumes in particular, the most original body of essay writing of the middle of the 20th century." (Encyclop. Britannica). In all 10 "Situations" appeared

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        The Simulacra

      Ace Books. New York. Ace Books. 1964. Pictorial wrappers. 16mo. First Issue. Paperback Original ( 1st published as Paperback). Signed boldly in blue ink by Dick to Title Page. Dick's novel depicting a future Totalitarian, Matriarchal society,exploring themes of reality and illusion. Some general wear. A Very Good,crisp copy.

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        Maxims & Aphorisms from the Letters of D.H. Lawrence

      New York: [F*ck You Press]. 1964. First. First edition. Quarto. Stapled loose mimeograph sheets with laid in printed drawing. Very minor wear along the spine, else fine. Limited to 250 copies. This is copy #224. A collection of Lawrence quotations compiled by Harris along with two of her poems. .

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        Tina oder über die Unsterblichkeit. (Mit 13) Radierungen von Eberhard Schlotter.

      4°, 68 S. 1 Bl. Orig.-Halbpergamentband in Orig.-Pappschuber. Erste Ausgabe.- Eines von 200 nummerierten und von Arno Schmidt und Eberhard Schlotter signierten Exemplaren.- WG. 34; Müther S. 143, 31.12.64; Bock Hier ein Exemplar mit den Original-Radierungen von Schlotter, alle vom Künstler signiert.- Da die Orig.-Platten kaum 100 einwandfreie Abzüge zuliessen, hat der Verleger gegen Schlotters ausdrückliches Verbot Offsetlithographien anfertigen lassen und diese Exemplare später als Pappband binden lassen.- Auf Titel zusätzlich eigenhändige Widmung von Eberhard Schlotter und gegenüber dem Impressum, ebenfalls von Schlotter der handschriftliche Hinweis, dass von den Zinkplatten keine Hundert Abzüge gemacht werden konnten, Beides datiert 9.V.03.- Schuber mit einigen schwachen Flecken, schönes Exemplar.

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        [Manuscript]: "Speaking Out" [published in] The Saturday Evening Post

      1964. Typed manuscripts. 16pp. Leaves typed rectos only, stapled in the corner with a few holograph corrections. Front sheet a trifle wrinkled at the staple and the last sheet loose from the staple, near fine. An article critical of fast-tracking gifted students by the internationally acclaimed child psychologist and scholar known for his views on autism and treatment of emotionally disturbed children. A somewhat controversial figure in the world of psychiatry, today Bettleheim (1903-1990) is perhaps best known to mainstream audiences through his popular and important 1976 analysis of fairy tales, The Uses of Enchantment, which won the U.S. Critic's Choice Prize for criticism and the National Book Award for contemporary thought. .

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        Representation of a function by its line integrals. Two parts (complete). In J. Appl. Phys 34-35

      1964. No Dust Jacket. Mathematical Theory behind the CT Scanner-Beginnings of Digital Image Processing Cormack, Allan M. (1924-98). (1) Representation of a function by its line integrals, with some radiological applications. In J. Applied Physics 34 (1963): 2722-27. Whole number. 2535-2922pp. Text illustrations. (2) Representation of a function by its line integrals, with some radiological applications. II. In J. Applied Physics 35 (1964): 2908-13. Whole number. 2789-3102pp. Text illustrations. The two numbers bound together in library buckram, original front wrappers present. Light toning, otherwise very good. Library stamps of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory on front wrappers. First Edition. Cormack's two-part paper, published in the early 1960s, set forth the mathematical theory of axial tomography, the method by which the varying X-ray absorption rates of tissues in the human body can be used to construct a detailed picture of the organs and soft tissues. For this achievement Cormack shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine with Godfrey Hounsfield, who in 1973 invented the first practical computer-assisted tomography (CT) scanner. "This was the first time that researchers trained not in the medical sciences but in mathematics and engineering received the Nobel Prize in Medicine" (Grolier Medical Hundred, p. 365). Cormack, who was educated as a physicist, first became interested in axial tomography in 1956, when, as the only nuclear physicist in Cape Town, S.A., he was asked to spend several hours each week supervising the use of radioactive isotopes at the Cape Town hospital. He became interested in determining values of attenuation coefficients for X-rays, realizing that these values could be displayed as a gray-scale image of internal anatomy. "Recognizing the problem as a mathematical one, [Cormack] produced a solution, using a desktop calculator, and was able to conduct experiments in which he reconstructed accurate cross sections of an irregularly shaped object. His reconstructions were, in essence, the first computed tomograms, but though he realized that his method could be used to produce cross-sectional X-ray images, no working machine designed for such a purpose was attempted, probably because of the limitations of the computers of the early 1960s" (Magill, The Nobel Prize Winners: Physiology or Medicine, III, 1325). Cormack's paper is a foundation document of digital image processing. Grolier Medical Hundred, 100(n).

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        Tell Me a Riddle

      Faber & Faber London: Faber & Faber. (1964). The first British edition of her first book, one of the key works in the renaissance of women's writing that accompanied the feminist movement in the late 1960s. Inscribed by the author to Seymour Lawrence under the front flap: "For the Lawrence of WAKE who still is / Tillie Olsen/ June 1965." Laid in is an autograph note signed: "This for you personally & your wife who looks/ like my Karla / I hope you can reissue these someday, with other/ pieces / And other books./ TLO/ A scrawled on picture where we met." Included is a 3-1/2-inch square black and white photo of Olsen at her desk ("scrawled on" on verso). Olsen's hope was realized: Lawrence re-published this book in 1969; he also published her next books. The note is on 4" x 6" paper; paperclip imprint, else fine. The book is near fine in a very good dust jacket with tiny chipping at the extremities. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        And on The Eighth Day.

      New York; Random House, 1964. First edition, stated first printing. (5), 191, (1, 1 blank) pp. Publisher's decorated boards with pictorial dustjacket, blue top edge. The jacket slightly soiled at rear, chipped at spine ends and corners, and with two tape mendings on the inside. Light fading of spine ends and top and bottom edges of the boards, spine's head a trifle bumped. Contents fine. Inscribed: ''To Jan Broberg - with the best wishes fr. 'Ellery Queen'.'' With a letter to the same recipient mounted on front endpaper, appr. 100 words, dated August 26, 1972 and signed by Danney, who tells about the death of his wife, and expresses his gratitude for a book he has received from Broberg: ''...your book, ''Mordisk familjebok'', reached me safely, and I am extremely glad to add it to my personal library. [...]... I have only one regret about your books - I only wish they were in English! [...] I am honored that EQ has been chosen by the Swedish Academy of Detective Fiction for a Grand Master Diploma. Please convey my deepest thanks to all your colleagues.'' Broberg is one of the leading Swedish experts on crime fiction and co-founder of the Swedish Academy of Detective Fiction (Svenska Deckarakademin)

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        Le opere... nuova ristampa della edizione nazionale sotto l'alto patronato del presidente della repubblica italiana antonio segni. firenze, g. barbera, 1964-66.

      Diciannove parti in 20 volumi (il terzo volume è diviso in due parti) di cm. 30, pp. 10.000 ca. complessive. Bross. orig. con velina protettiva. Ottima conservazione, a fogli chiusi. Stimata edizione. Al nostro esemplare manca il tredicesimo volume.

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        Mao Zhu Xi Yu Lu (Chinese) (i.e. Quotations of Chairman Mao).

      (Printed in China, May 1964). 12mo. Pages measuring 139 x 103 mm. Orig. red vinyl w. blindstamped lettering and star to front cover. The cover is made to fit around original blank paper-boards. A bit of soiling to cover and a bit of wear to extremities. Free end-papers brownspotted. Half-title printed in red, title-page in red and green, portrait of Chairman Mao + 2, 2, 250 pp. Lin Biao's endorsement-leaf is supplied in facsimile.. The rare first edition, published in a very restricted number, of Mao's Little Red Book (LRB), which together with the bible is the most printed book ever (it also holds the world record of most copies printed of a single work in under four years - 720 million copies by the end of 1967). This first edition is distinguishable from later editions by its slightly larger page size, by only containing 30 chapters, and by ending with page 250. There is also no publishing data, due to the simultaneous production of it at different locations in China, which made local distribution easier.The idea of publishing this little book of quotations, which are taken from the first official edition of Mao's writings (his selected works vols. 1-4, printed 1951-60), came to Lin Biao shortly in 1963 or early 1964, by which time the four volumes of Mao's works had become the chief reading and source of knowledge within China. The little (red) book was meant as inspirational reading for the public, and for several years a campaign was promoted urging (or perhaps commanding) everyone to study the thoughts of Chairman Mao in this form. The short quotation form made the thoughts more easily accessible, and even uneducated people (like the soldiers) were able to become acquainted with the thoughts and philosophy of their leader.Lin Biao wrote an endorsement, choosing three sentences from the diary of Lei Feng, which he wrote in calligraphic script, and it is this endorsement leaf that is lacking in the present copy, -however, this leaf is actually supposed to be lacking: By heavily promoting the LRB, Lin Biao had greatly risen in importance within the Mao-hierarchy, and he was actually designated to become Mao's successor, -however, rumours occurred that Lin Biao was planning to assassinate Mao and take over power immediately, and thus he was killed. Due to the close relationship between Lin Biao and Mao, the betrayal was considered the more disgraceful, in fact so disgraceful that it was decided that he had to be erased from modern history. Thus it was decided and commanded that the endorsement leaf was to be removed from all copies of the LRB, and getting caught with not having torn this leaf out might very well have meant the death penalty. "The LRB continued to be printed in huge quantities for mass distribution up until the time of Mao's death on September 9th, 1976. This brought about an official end to the Cultural Revolution (which had used the LRB as a frequent symbol). By the late 1970s a change in government discouraged its further circulation and millions upon millions of copies were collected and destroyed as obsolete paper even while the cult of Maoism continued. It was during the centenary of Mao Tse-tung's birth (1993) that copies were once again printed, this time as facsimiles in English, French and German being exact replicas dated 1966 and with "First Edition" printed behind each title-page. They can be easily distinguished by their bright shiny red laminated covers and the presence of colored photograph portraits near the front. As they can still be found all over China, most likely they have been printed again even more recently. No one denies Mao is the Father of his country, truly the last Emperor, a symbol of power and reverence who has been exonerated for the mistakes of his reign and consequently recognized for his achievements as hope for the future. His ideology forms a brilliant concept that is still readable and admired today for its political theories and strategies, and no doubt he would be very proud to know the effect he has had on his own country and the world will never forget him." (Oliver Lei Han, Sources and Early Printing History of Chairman Mao's "Quotations)

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