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        The Shoe Bird

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1964. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. Beth Krush. INSCRIBED BY EUDORA WELTY on the half-title. A very sharp copy to boot of the 1964 stated 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with light creasing along the front panel's top-edge and a trace of very light soiling to the panels. Octavo, nicely illustrated thruout by Beth Krush.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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        Dagverhaal eener reize van Bassora na Bagdad, en verder door de kleine woestyne van Arabie, na Aleppo, enz. in Italie.Including: VASLIN. Brieven enz. van den heere Vaslin. consul te Alexandrie.Amsterdam, J. Yntema, 1787. 8vo. With folding engraved map (22 x 38 cm) showing the route from Basra to Aleppo highlighted in red. Modern red half morocco.

      - WorldCat (5 copies); cf. Hachicho, "Travel books about the Arab Near East in the eighteenth century", in: Die Welt des Islams, vol. 9 (1964), no. 1/4, pp. 69-70; not in Atabey; Blackmer; Tiele. Very rare first and only Dutch edition of Samuel Evers's A journal, kept on a journey from Bassora to Bagdad (1784). Evers was a lieutenant in the East India Company, serving in India. In 1779 he decided to leave the Company and to return to England. Rather than sailing directly to England, he sailed through the Persian Gulf to Basra and continued by boat to Baghdad, then crossed the desert to Aleppo, continuing to Cyprus, Rhodes and through Italy to England. On his return he anonymously published a narrative of the journey. It includes noteworthy descriptions of Baghdad and Aleppo with accounts of their government, inhabitants, caravanserais, etc.The present Dutch translation is augmented with numerous annotations by the translator and a 2-page letter by Vaslin, Dutch consul in Alexandria, on the French admiral and diplomat Laurent Truguet. It further includes the text of two treaties between France and Egypt, both negotiated by Truguet, concerning the free passage of French ships through the Red Sea to Suez and the safeguard of French merchants in Suez.Bookplate on back of half-title and two library stamps on title-page (one embossed). In very good condition and only slightly trimmed. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      (RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. VARIOUS SMALL FIRES AND MILK. Los Angeles: Self-Published, 1964. First Edition 1/400. 12mo. Printed Wrappers with Glassine. Artist's Book. Near Fine./Near Fine.. np (48pp), 16 b&w illustrations. Published in 1964, "Various Small Fires and Milk" is Edward Ruscha's second photographically illustrated artist book - a humorous cataloguing of flames and a glass of milk. A bright, most handsome example of the exceedingly uncommon first edition (entry B2 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book" and 140 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II") limited to four hundred unnumbered copies in the publisher's extraordinarily well-preserved glassine wrapper showing a tiny ding to the upper foredge corner bearing the discreet ink ownership stamp of Ruscha's colleague - noted late Los Angeles-based graphic designer Deborah Sussman - on the front free endpaper. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 024945

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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      New York, Atheneum Publishers, 1964.. FIRST EDITION 1964, WITH SIGNED POSTCARD BY AVEDON, approximately 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'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, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        'Quantum of Solace' (A James Bond Story) contained within 'Cosmopolitan' magazine, Volume 146, Number 5, May 1959

      New York: Hearst Corporation. 1964. Pp.136. Magazine format, illustrated. Original price: 35 cents. Small bump to head of spine else a fine copy. The story appears on pages 90-7, with two colour plates and decorative titles by Bob Peak, who would later produce the artwork for the 1977 film adaptation of The Spy Who Loved Me and the concept artwork for the 1989 film 'Licence to Kill'. This version of the front cover features the tag-line 'Special California Issue' -a second style is recorded with the banner 'The Rush for Gold and Happiness'. This was the very first James Bond short story to appear in America or Great Britain and is therefore an important publication. Gilbert A8b 'Periodical Appearances', page 289.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        You Only Live Twce - a superb fine copy

      Cape, 1964. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1964. A fine book (Published March 1964) without inscriptions in a fine unclipped wrapper (a touch faded to the spine). No creasing, rubbing etc. A superb copy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        You Only Live Twice - SIGNED by Henry Blofeld

      Cape, 1964. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1964. A fine book SIGNED by Henry Blofeld to the dedication page. In a fine unclipped wrapper which is only lightly browned to the spine with one small sticker shadow to the front flap. No fading to the chrysanthemum on the spine. Henry Blofeld's father (Thomas Robert Calthorpe Blofeld, 1903–1986) was at Eton with Ian Fleming and his name is believed to have been the inspiration for the name of James Bond supervillain, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. You Only Live Twice was the last in the 'Blofeld Trilogy'.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1964. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with silver titles to the spine and gilt to the upper board, in dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very near fine original dustwrapper which is ever so slightly toned and marked to the spine. Not price-clipped (16s. net to the front flap). A lovely example. [Gilbert A12a (1.1)]. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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      GARZANTI, MILANO 1964 - ITALIANO Coperta rigida in tela beige con titoli marroni al dorso, con lievi segni di usura ai bordi e con piccole mancanze di colore, sovraccoperta illustrata, ingiallita, con lieve fioritura e piccoli strappetti ai bordi, con 38 tavole in nero fuori testo in pagine leggermente ingiallite ai bordi da fattore tempo

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Tree and Leaf - First UK PB SIGNED by Tolkien

      George Allen and Unwin, 1964. Soft cover. Very Good. A first edition, first paperback, published by George Allen Unwin 1964. A very good copy with the small label of Joy Hill (Tolkien's secretary) to the inner cover. Some browning to the edges and spotting across the covers. SIGNED without dedication to the half title (first page), corresponding to the facsimile signature on the following page. A rare signed association copy of this book.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      Arted, Editions d'Art, Paris, 1964 OFFERING: Example no. 38 of 100 from the deluxe issue of the first edition, complete with the commissioned drypoint etching printed on Arches paper, "Combat Antique" [Czwiklitzer 47]. The etching is numbered and boldly signed in pen & ink by Zadkine and the book is stamped 38 on the justification leaf. The deluxe issue was the sole limited edition issue of this important work on the great Belarusian sculptor and was published only in English. Texts include three essays on the life and work, the first extensively researched catalogue raisonné of the sculptures, and the first comprehensive bibliography. This example is exceptional, for it also has an additional, large and superb Zadkine autograph and a signed presentation in English by Ionel Jianou. The b/w etching with its unusual, large gatefold format, with a die-cut 'clerestory window' has two viewing states and stands out, for its multi-perspective design and aversion theme. Unfolded and open, it extends 10.5 x 32.4 inches (266 x 824 mm) without margins and shows ten nude antagonists, eight men attacking or protecting two women. Folded twice and closed, the 'clerestory window' shows a view of the head of the tenth figure, the youngest and smallest man, with an antagonist's hand pressed over his mouth. CONDITION DETAIL: Etching: some bottom edge wear near corners, top edge with trace soiling, fold lines with light wear. / Tissue Leaves: Fine. / Pages: clean and fresh. / Boards: clean; some fading to spine edges at crown and foot, outer tips slightly bumped, crown with slight push-in. / Binding: excellent, spine with light slant. / Book Jacket (now in a protective transparent wrapper): Upper side bright, two edge peels from tight case (one-top, one-bottom); Lower side with yellowing at top and bottom edges; Spine yellowed, crown and foot with light push-in and a minute tear. / Slipcase: light edge wear, bottom corner with two small stains. PAGINATION: Complete; 208 pages illustrated with 98 fine b/w reproductions, most full-page, (one double-page), chiefly an exemplary suite of photograph reproductions of his sculptures, cited in the Grove Dictionary of Art. Two works are accompanied by additional commentary, "Destroyed City" (in the artist's studio), a memorial to the horrors of war and the WWII bombing of Rotterdam by Germany and "Portrait of Van Gogh", from his series of Van Gogh portraits. FORMAT: Publisher's sewn viridian cloth stamped with gilt letters and b/w pictorial book jacket, the upper side reproducing Zadkine's celebrated 1951 sculpture, "Destroyed City" in its public installation. The book is sleeved in an unlettered gray linen and cotton board slipcase with decorative netting pattern. SIZE: 279 x 213 mm. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        HERBIER- 2 volumes-

      j.BOISARD, france 1964 - 2 volumes en classeurs .planches libres.chaque planche est protegee par une serpente.chaque planche porte une etiquette avac le nom de famille de la plante,le nom scientifique,le nom vulgaire,la station,la localite,la date de recolte,les proprietes et usages.La recolte des deux ouvrages date de 1964-1965.ils comprennent 94 et 107 planches soit 201 planches au total,toutes en tres bon etat,les planches mesurent 32 x24 cm.quelques exemples du contenu de ces ouvrages;lichens-champignons-bryophytes-monocotyledones-fluviales-spatheflorales-orchidales-liliales.dicotyledones-fagales-salicales,etc.le poidstotal des deux ouvrages est de 5 kg. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: JP Livres]
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        Le chant du monde. Gedichte mit Radierungen von Emil Schumacher.

      Olefer Hagarpresse, Olef 1964 - 1 weißes Blatt, 29 Blatt, 1 weißes Blatt. Etwas größerer Orig.-Leinenband im Leinenschuber. Blockbuchbindung. Exemplar der Vorzugsausgabe mit vier von Emil Schumacher signierten Originalradierungen: "h. c. 10" (d. h. hors commerce 10). Dieses Exemplar wurde also überzählig über die 60 numerierten Exemplare der Vorzugsausgabe hinaus gedruckt und gelangte ursprünglich nicht in den Handel, weist jedoch sämtliche Eigenschaften der Vorzugsausgabe auf. Insgesamt betrug die Auflage 160 Exemplare, die übrigen 100 Exemplare erschienen jedoch lediglich numeriert und ohne die Radierungen Schumachers. Unser Exemplar hat unten am Rücken einen unscheinbaren kleinen Fleck und weist leider einen leichten Schaden durch Feuchtigkeit auf: Die Seiten sind am unteren Blattrand durchgängig etwas gewellt, Leinenschuber und Einband haben kaum sichtbar einen schwachen Wasserrand. Trotz dieser Gebrauchsspuren handelt es sich insgesamt jedoch um ein noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar der seltenen zweiten Buchveröffentlichung Brinkmanns und eine der wenigen von Emil Schumacher illustrierten Pressendrucke. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        A LA GARE. Adaptation française: Christiane Rochefort. Images: Pierre ALECHINSKY.

      Milano, Edizioni d'arte Grafica Uno, 1964. In-8 gr., astuccio in tela, cartelletta bianca in cartoncino edit. contenente, a fogli sciolti, pp.num. 41,(7), molto ben illustrato nel t. da una suite di 10 acqueforti originali a colori: “Quelques vieilles lignes” (mm. 148x110 al vivo), del celebre artista belga Pierre Alechinsky. Pregiata edizione in tiratura limitata di complessivi 125 esemplari numerati su carta Fabriano con filigrana dell'editore Giorgio Upiglio Il ns., 105, fa parte della tiratura di 50 (numer. 61-110), ed è in ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Pascal et les Roannez. Thèse pour le Doctorat ès Lettres [ Tapuscrit original enrichi des nombreuses corrections autographes de l'auteur ]

      1964 - 3 vol. in-4 sous classeur mobile, 897 pp. tapuscrites avec le Visa et permis d'imprimer du Doyen de la Faculté des lettres daté du 10 décembre 1964 (signature de Marcel Durry) Important tapuscrit original, annoté et corrigé par Jean Mesnard, de sa thèse de doctorat d'Etat ès Lettres, portant le permis d'imprimer. Exemplaire unique de l'importante thèse du grand spécialiste de Pascal. De la bibliothèque de Jean Mesnard (1921-2016), l'éminent spécialiste de Pascal et de la littérature du XVIIe siècle, normalien, agrégé de lettres, professeur à la Sorbonne et doyen de l'Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Bilder des Heiles. Text aus dem Alten Testament von Martin Buber u. Bernhard Otte. Text aus dem Neuen Testament von Fritz Tillmann. Bearbeitet von Werner Becker.

      St. Augustin : Steyler Verlag 1964 - Gr.-2°. 2 Bl., 235 S., 2 Bl. Gutes Exemplar der Erstausgabe. Großformatiger Prachtband ( Rückenhöhe ca. 55 cm ). Auf Maschinenbütten gedruckt. Nicht zu verwechseln mit der deutlich kleineren Ausgabe ( Rückenhöhe nur ca. 30 cm ) die im Folgejahr 1965 im gleichen Verlag erschien , sowie diversen, ebenfalls deutlich kleineren Nachauflagen. Bilderbibel mit 235 Abbildungen, vollständig mit den beiden losen Beilagen ( Bilderfolge , Geleitwort des Bischofs von Münster ) . Der Schutzumschlag mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren , etwas randrissig und etwas angestaubt, das Buch selbst in sehr schönem Zustand. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 Orig.-Leinen mit illustr. Schutzumschlag. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Primavera Birgit Stamm]
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        Albers Homage to the Square -- 40 New Paintings by Josef Albers, September 28 through October 24, 1964, Sidney Janis

      New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1964. First edition. Paperback. Very Good+. 1964, Softcover, exhibition catalog. Short introduction by Albers, plus 4 silkscreens in full color from Albers' famous Homage to the Square series. Catalog measures 11 x 8.5 inches and the images measure 7 x 7 inches. Very Good+. Light shelfwear and discoloration from handling to the wraps. Clean contents. Beautiful illustrations -- unmarked and in full vibrant color. An uncommon exhibition catalog.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1964]. First edition. A fine copy in a just about fine price clipped dust jacket, some light rubs to spine folds, several small rub marks to front panel. An attractive copy. (9090). Octavo, iIllustrated by Irv Doktor, cloth.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Address Given at the Memorial Service for Ian Fleming. St Bartholomew the Great.

      Westerham: Privately printed at the Westerham Press, September 15th 1964 - Octavo. Original black wrappers, printed paper label to front cover. With the original unprinted glassine. A fine copy. First edition, wrappered issue. The South African poet and novelist William Plomer had been publisher's reader for Jonathan Cape from 1937. He was instrumental in the publication of Fleming's work and the dedicatee of Goldfinger. A limited hardcover issue was also produced. Gilbert p. 596. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Centaur. Almanach der Galerie im Centre 1963 - 64.

      Göttingen, Galerie im Centre 1964 - 53 unnummerierte Seiten. Bedruckte Original-Broschur (29,5 x 29,5 cm). - Erste Ausgabe. - Einmalige Auflage von 35 nummerierten Exemplaren und 20 unnummerierten Verleger-Exemplaren. Herausgegeben von Heinz Raumschlüssel. Hergestellt im Handdruck auf unterschiedlichen Papieren. Mit Gedichten von F.C. Delius, Kurt Brandt, Günther Grass, Günther Bruno Fuchs, Kurt Neuburger, Wolfgang Bovelet, V.O. Stomps, Jakov Lind, Christoph Meckel, Aldona Gustas, Karlheinz Herwig, Stefan Reisner, Peter Hamm, Johannes Bobrowski, Andreas Weitbrecht, Uve Schmidt, ein Anti-Gedicht von Bazon Brock und ein Text von Andreas Weitbrecht. Mit Original-Graphiken von W.P. Eggers, Ali Schindehütte, Werner Schreib, Johannes Vennekamp, Günther Bruno Fuchs, Arno Waldschmidt, Franz Mon, Axel Benzmann, Friedrich Sieber, Hans Süderhauf, Christoph Meckel, Sigurd Kuschnerus, Klaus Burkhard, Alfred Pohl, Uwe Bremer, Thomas Bayrle, Bernhard Jäger, Gralf Edzard Habben und 3 Original-Photographien von Friedemann Singer (Porträt VauO Stomps, Vernisage der Galerie und Lesung von Wolfdietrich Schnurre). Die meisten Graphiken von den Künstlern signiert. Die Gedicht- und Textbeiträge teilweise als Faksimile oder lithographiert. - Einband leicht lichtrandig, sonst gustes Exemplar. Sehr selten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Merz-Buchhandlung]
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        Catherine Carmier

      NY: Atheneum. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Author's first book , signed and inscribed by Gaines. Very good+ with front hinge just starting, owner's name on pastedown, in lighty used dust jacket with tiny chips at folds. .

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        Ayanishiki Ruisan "Collection of Brocades" ( ) -- 2 Volumes

      Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto Shoin, Sh wa 39 [1964]. As. Hardcover. Very Good. Ema Tsutomu (1884-1979) wrote many books on traditional Japanese clothing, culture and customs. First published by Kyoto Shoin in 1940 with subsequent publishing in 1952, 1957, 1974, and 1976, this is the 1964 edition. Unpag. 60 plates (Vol. 1: 1-30, Vol. 2: 31-60). Elephant Folio. Bound in red cloth with a blue, teal, yellow and white floral pattern that complements the interior plates; paper title labels in Japanese characters pasted to front cover of each volume, brown silk ties complete the Japanese-style binding. Sunning to spines, light scuffing to boards.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery ABAA/ILAB]
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      New York: Random House, [1964].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Inscribed by Westlake on the title page: "For --- / the last before / comedy struck / Donald E Westlake." Top edge of text block a little dusty, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some mild fading to spine panel. (#137111)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Artmann-Brief. Gulliver-Druck N°. 2.

      Bad Homburg. Gulliver-Presse 1964 - 4 gefaltete Bögen, verso mit Klebestreifen zusammengefügt, in Orig.-Kartonmappe. Format der Kartonmappe 63,3 x 45,3 cm, Format des Blattes 122 x 171,5 cm. Mappe mit Einrissen und unfrisch, die Farblithographie auf chamoisfarbenen Maschinenbütten in gutem Zustand! Spindler: Typen 122.16. Farblithographie von Thomas Bayrle mit Text von H.C. Artmann - erschienen als Gulliver-Druck N°. 2 in einer Auflage von 25 nummerierten Exemplaren Hier Exemplar N°. 9 - handschriftlich nummeriert und von Thomas Bayrle und H.C. Artmann handschriftlich signiert! Sehr selten! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Entre-Deux ou propos toujours reliés

      , 1964. 1964. LE CORBUSIER [Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris]. Entre-Deux ou propos toujours reliés. 17 lithographs, printed in various colors. Folio, 430 x 355 mm, loose as issued in pictorial wrappers; original glassine dust jacket; red cloth chemise and slipcase. Paris: Éditions Forces-Vives, 1964.A mint copy of this handsome and relatively little-known work by le Corbusier which he wrote and illustrated between 1957 and 1964. As with his celebrated Poeme de l'Angle Droit, both his hand-written text and the illustrations were produced lithographically. Number 153 of 250 arabic numbered copies, from a total edition of 340.

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        Correspondance. Texte établi et annoté par Theodore Besterman/ Édition Besterman. Additions et corrections par Frédéric Deloffre. Vol. I-XIII. 13 Bände (komplett).

      Gallimard 1964-1992, (Paris) - 8vo. Viele tausend Seiten Dünndruck. Blaues OLdr. m. Rückengoldprägung. Farbiger Kopfschnitt. Bibliothèque de la Pléiade 172, 181, 259, 270, 280, 287, 296, 309, 322, 325, 335, 344, 395. - Minimal berieben, Bd. 1 im Schnitt gering fleckig, sonst ein sehr schönes, wohlerhaltenes Ex. gr.

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        Les mots

      first edition, one of the 125 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, only large papers after 15 Japan and 45 Holland paper. Pleasant copy. Gallimard Paris 1964 12,5x19,5cm 2 volumes brochés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        PROSPECT / issue six / spring nineteen-sixty-four.

      (Cambridge, England): Prospect, 1964. - - Quarto, 10 inches high by 8-1/8 inches wide. Softcover, bound in stapled light blue wrappers decorated in light green and olive along the bottom of both covers. There is only some minor rubbing with faint creases to the corners of the covers. Title leaf and 43 pages plus the colophon. Both the title and colophon pages are printed on fine buff paper stock. Near fine. Limited edition of 500 copies, edited by J.H. Prynne and printed by the Borough Press Limited. The design and layout is by Ross Hill.This RARE Prynne issue, includes the first publication of his poems "Salt Water, Fresh Water", "At the Dark Centre", "Lie of the Other Land", and his translation of Guido Cavalcanti's "Chi E", as well as the first publication of his essay "Tomorrow is Fade Out Night" which was his review of Douglas Woolf's "Fade Out"."The last page of Prospect 5 closed on the note to subscribers that ‘The Editor for the next and future issues will be J.H. Prynne’ and that contributions should be sent to him in Cambridge.The serious nature of this re-established magazine is immediately felt when one looks at the line-up of contributors to Prospect 6: Edward Dorn’s long poem ‘The Land Below’ and his ‘On the Debt My Mother Owed to Sears Roebuck’, Charles Olson’s ‘Going Right Out Of The Century’, a poem from 1961 which would be included in Maximus IV, V. VI, Robert Creeley’s story ‘The Grace’, work by Andrew Hoyem, Andrew Crozier, Donald Davie, the former editor Tony Ward and four of Prynne’s own poems, that were to remain uncollected, including ‘Salt Water, Fresh Water’: There is a detailed account of some aspects of this poem in Birgitta Johansson’s book, The Engineering of Being (Umea University 1997) in which she sees the poem as an address to ‘the world from the position of the condition of being, represented by the mind, which perceives the ‘wash/and seething life’ of the sea’. Johansson relates this poem to Matthew Arnold’s ‘Dover Beach’ in that ‘its rhythms reflect the endless repetition of the waves in its stress pattern’ but also recognises that whereas Arnold discusses how the milieu reflects the mood of the speaker’s soul ‘Prynne addresses the dynamic structure of mind and of the landscape.’ . Prospect 6 appeared in the second half of 1964 and, as it turned out, it was the last issue." [Excerpted from Ian Brinton's "Prynne in Prospect"]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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        Beautiful example of a W. Somerset Maugham TLS

      France, December 9, 1964. 5.25" x 8.25". "Single page TLS, 5.25"" x 8.25"" on Villa Mauresque / St. Jean .Cap Ferrat / A.M. Letterhead. Dated ""9th December 1964"", and boldly signed by William Somerset Maugham with his initials as ""W.S.M"". Single center fold, else near fine. Accompanied by the original post marked mailing envelope with a delightful French stamp, addressed to Lavergne E. Williams, 5.5"" x 4.5"" with handwritten notes of ""Etats Unis"". Envelope is neatly slight across top, else near fine.A warm holiday thank you note, acknowledging receipt of her ""charming card"", and wishing her best wishes for ""Christmas and the New Year"". This lovely card, written from Maugham's French Villa, is dated just one year before his death.Maughams complicated life began with the loss of both parents by age 10, then being raised by a cold and emotionally cruel uncle, he developed a substantial amount of inferiority and anxiety, thus creating (and combating) a stammer that developed and haunted him throughout his life. However, with all the ills of his personal life, his business life went well. By 1907 his life pulled together and his achieved success as a playwright with four plays running simultaneously in London. Commercial success with high book sales, successful theatre productions and a string of film adaptations, backed by astute stock market investments, allowed Maugham to live a very comfortable life. Yet, despite his triumphs, he never attracted the highest respect from the critics or his peers. With all he achieved with his business success, his personal life was never smooth. He once confessed: ""I have most loved people who cared little or nothing for me and when people have loved me I have been embarrassed .... He grappled with his homosexuality during an era when being openly gay was impossible. Whether his own orientation disgusted him (as it did many at a time when homosexuality was widely considered a moral failing as well as illegal) or whether he was trying to disguise his leanings, Maugham wrote disparagingly of the gay artist. He had once said ""It cannot be denied that the homosexual has a narrower outlook on the world than the normal man. In certain respects the natural responses of the species are denied to him. Some at least of the broad and typical human emotions he can never experience. However subtly he sees life he cannot see it whole...I cannot now help asking myself whether what I see in El Greco's work of tortured fantasy and sinister strangeness is not due to such a sexual abnormality as this.""But Maugham's homosexuality or bisexuality is believed to have shaped his fiction in two ways. Since he tended to see attractive women as sexual rivals, he often gave his women characters sexual needs and appetites, in a way quite unusual for authors of his time, all featured women determined to feed their strong sexual appetites, heedless of the result. As Maugham's sexual appetites were then officially disapproved of, or criminal, in nearly all of the countries in which he travelled, the author was unusually tolerant of the vices of others. Some readers and critics complained that Maugham did not condemn what was bad in the villains of his fiction and plays. Maugham replied: ""It must be a fault in me that I am not gravely shocked at the sins of others unless they personally affect me.""The final years of his life were complicated for Maugham and held high personal drama. In 1962, just a few years before his death, he sold a collection of paintings, some of which had already been assigned to his daughter Liza by deed. She sued her father and won a judgment of £230,000. Maugham publicly disowned her and claimed she was not his biological daughter. He adopted Searle as his son and heir but the adoption was annulled. In his 1962 volume of memoirs, Looking Back, he attacked the late Syrie Maugham and wrote that Liza had been born before they married. The memoir cost him several friends and exposed him to much public ridicule. Liza and her husband Lord Glendevon contested the change in Maugham's will in the French courts, and it was overturned. But, in 1965 Searle inherited £50,000, the contents of his French Villa, Maugham's manuscripts and his revenue from copyrights for 30 years. Thereafter the copyrights passed to the Royal Literary Fund."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Circa early 1964 - Autographed, personalized, hand written note card with black border and gold seal of the Department of Justice above the masthead, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL / WASHINGTON. 5.13" x 3.5" quality stock card with small plastic tape stain, 3/8" x 1/4" on front top center left. These cards were specially printed following the death of his brother, President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 23 1963 to acknowledge condolences.Robert F. Kennedy (November 20, 1925 - June 6, 1968) was not only the 64th U.S. Attorney General in JFK's administration but his brother's closest confidant and counsel. After JFK's assassination, Robert Kennedy continued on as Lyndon Johnson's Attorney General until September 1964 when he left to run for and win the U.S. Senate seat from New York. As AG he was famously aggressive in his pursuit of Civil Rights, prosecution of organized crime, including the Mafia, and his involvement of international relations, particularly Cuba. He was tragically assassinated on the night of his successful candidacy in the California and South Dakota Democratic Primary.Rare item in fine condition. In full, "Dear John, My thanks to you for your kind and thoughtful letter to me. I know how much you admired the President and how highly he regarded you - I appreciated your writing me and hope that some day soon I have a chance to see and talk with you- Best, Bob" [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      Washington, D.C: Not published, 1964. One page typed letter on letterhead: "The Attorney General. Washington" with Department of Justice blindstamp in top left margin. Dated April 6 1964 and addressed to "Amor Publications 233 East 32nd Street New York 16, New York" it reads: "Gentlemen: I appreciate very much your kindness in sending to Mrs. Kennedy and me the record Mood Amor. With all good wishes, Sincerely, [signed] Robert F. Kennedy." In excellent condition, folded in half to place in envelope; crease not affecting autograph.. Signed. No edition. Unbound. Near fine condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA) ]
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        Storia del Costume in Italia.,Milano,Istituto Editoriale Italiano,1964

      Istituto Editoriale Italiano, 1964. Sotto l'egida della Fondazione Giovanni Treccani degli Alfieri. Milano, 1964; 5 voll., ril. in pelle in cofanetto, pp. 2336, ill. b/n e col., cm 24x32. italiano

      [Bookseller: Libro Co. Italia s.r.l.]
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