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      Random House (1968), New York - Irving's scarce first book, this the issue in full red cloth. There was also an issue with red cloth-backed boards with the text bulking slightly larger. No priority has been proven, though the number of cloth-backed copies seem to outnumber greatly the number in full cloth. With a generic bookplate SIGNED by the author laid loosely into the book. A very nice copy with very slight foxing to the endpapers from the price-clipped dustwrapper which has two vertical creases to the fore-edge of the front flap. About Fine in a Near Fine, beautifully bright dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        M*A*S*H (MASH)

      NY: Wm. Morrow, 1968. Book Club edition. Inscribed by Heinz on the title page. "June 4, 2004 To my friend Karen __ with admiration and thanks from half a Hooker Most sincerely WC Heinz." Additionally Heinz has written an aprx 275 word explanation about the co-wrting effort with Hornberger, his advice to Hornberger's agent, the eventual publication of the manuscript and its film and TV versions on both sides of the second front free endpage which he signed and dated "May 21, 2004." Blue cloth board corners with minimal shelfwear and spine slightly cocked; dustjacket with beginning toning on spine, wear and little loss on spine bottom edge and spine fold. Tight, clean copy in Very Good condition in a Very Good dustjacket. Heinz had a long and lauded career as a newspaperman and wrote The Professional (which Hemingway praised as "the only good novel... about a fighter"), co-wrote with Vince Lombardi Run to Daylight, edited boxing anthologies and had his war columns collected in When We Were One: Stories of World War II.. Inscribed by Author with Note. Book Club . Hardcovers. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        Storia con Sutherland

      All'Insegna del Pesce d'Oro di Vanni Scheiwiller, Milano 1968 - First edition. Large octavo. 77pp.; 32 photographs, 5 reproductions of lithographs. Illustrated wrappers. Fine in near fine unprinted glassine dustwrapper. One of 1000 numbered copies. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. Inscribed by the author to Ben Shahn: "Dear Ben, with affection & love as always, and thank you from Giorgio. Roosevelt 9.xi.68." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Johnny Got His Gun (Original screenplay for the 1971 film)

      Cinemation Industries, Los Angeles, CA 1968 - Final Draft Script for the 1971 film, "Johnny Got His Gun," directed and adapted for the screen by Dalton Trumbo, and starring Timothy Bottoms, Donald Sutherland, and Donald Barry. Based on the 1939 novel by Trumbo, about a horribly disabled World War I veteran, which the acclaimed screenwriter tried for most of his career to bring to the screen. Yellow studio wrappers, with the title stamped at the center of the front wrapper. Title page present, with "Final Draft" and a date of April 21, 1968, with screenwriter-novelist credit for Trumbo. Holograph ink notation reading "#123" just above the date, likely a copy number. 136 pages, with pink, yellow, and blue undated revision pages throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads. An important original document for the film that bookended Trumbo's career by way of its literary origins. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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      Beverly Hills: The Bruce Campbell and Dalton Trumbo Company, [nd. but ca 1968].. [1],v,136 leaves plus lettered inserts. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only of white, yellow and salmon stock. Bradbound. Chip from blank fore-edge of terminal leaf, not affecting text, otherwise very good or better. An unidentified, undated, but revised pre- production draft of Dalton Trumbo's own screenplay adaptation of his novel. A multitude of revises on various colored papers, as well as lettered inserted half- pages, suggests the script was still in flux, and a section preceding the opening of the script includes a brief history of the novel, and quotes international comments about it, clearly in an effort to generate studio interest in the project. We've handled two other drafts of this screenplay, both denoted "final" (but also with revises and similar collations), both dating from the first quarter of 1968. Trumbo also directed the 1971 release, starring Timothy Bottoms, Jason Robards, Donald Sutherland, and Donald Barry. Trumbo won two awards at Cannes for his work on this film.

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        D.R. Wagner Poems & Chapbooks Inscribed to B.L. Kennedy and Other Wagner Ephemera [Union Camp Papers; Cruisin' To the Limit; Round Earth Poems; One Hundred Aspects of the Moon; Lost Carnival; April 15 April 16; others]

      Various, Various 1968 - A somewhat stunning collection, which, taken in all its parts, is both a free-form long-span biographical sketch of the accomplished poet, artist and musician D.R. Wagner, but a moving testimony to the closeness of his relationship with fellow counterculture poet B.L. "Bari" Kennedy [see separate listing of original manuscript poems by Kennedy]. (1) CHAPBOOKS: Various locations, dates and publishers; lot of poetry chapbooks inscribed to Bari Kennedy. Included: Cruisin' at the Limit [Duck Down, Fallon NV, 1982]. Signed and inscribed to Bari Kennedy; VG+. The Union Camp Papers [Twowindows Press, San Francisco, 1968. Edition of 420 copies]. Signed and inscribed to Bari Kennedy and flat signed at the title page; near fine. Round, Earth, Poems. [Gunrunner Press, Milwaukee, no date. Edition of 300 copies]. Signed and inscribed to Bari Kennedy; near fine. 100 Aspects of the Moon [Runcible Spoon, Sacramento, CA, 1995. Edition of 500 copies.] Signed and inscribed to Bari Kennedy and also flat signed at the title page; near fine. April 15 April 16 [press:today:niagara, Niagara Falls, NY, 1966. Edition of 200 copies.] Signed and inscribed to Bari Kennedy; very good. The Lost Carnival & other places [Molly Moon Press, Death Crater, Ca, 1969. Edition of 500 copies.] Not signed; near fine. (2) ALSO: Seven photocopies of poems on sheets of paper, 6 of them 8x11½, the other 11x17 & folded in half twice. Several of them inscribed and signed by Wagner to B.L. "Bari" Kennedy. Includes: Coming to Our Senses Again (1991, inscribed); Cleveland Gate Illumination (1960, with poems at verso by Kent Taylor); Winter Light (1991, with one small hand correction); and the following stapled together at the top corner: Blood (undated, inscribed, and with a name, address, and markings in wax pencil and colored marker to verso); So It Turns Out That We Were Dreaming (1990, briefly inscribed but unsigned); The Little Room (1991); Poets Under Oath (1991); and Tasting the Dirt (inscribed and dated 1991). Condition: Some creases, folds, and edgewear; "Cleveland Gate" chipped at corners and toned at edges; very good to better than very good. (3) ALSO: Several Wagner ephemera items relating to Wagner and/or Kennedy. Included are 2 copies of Freethough, a free poetry tabloid with a poem by Wagner (Summer 1993, newsprint); "An Electricity of Purpose", an article on miniature tapestries by Wagner clipped from an issue of Needle Arts magazine (Sept. 1988, 5 pp. with color photographs); photocopy of "The Fulfillment of Prophecy," part of the poet's final project to receive a MFA at John F. Kennedy University (March 1992, 23 pp.); a flyer for a gallery show titled "Sculptural Furnishing," with Wagner as an exhibitor; another gallery flyer listing Wagner as contributor; a photocopy of a letter of recommendation from Wagner for fellow poet and friend Bari Kennedy; a photocopy of Wagner's promotional resume (8 pp.0; and a color crayon illustration of a weird looking hippie, possibly by Wagner, possibly portraying B.L. Kennedy. Condition: Some edgewear, some writing to verso of one page of resume; better than very good to near fine. Inscriptions to Bari Kennedy, throughout, are fairly long, artful and quite warm; this was clearly a close relationship. Wagner's resume in poetry, art, music and arts education is immense and very long-term; Kennedy's colorful history is lightly outlined under the separate listing for a notebook of his manuscript poems. L18 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Esculto-Pintura: Cuarta Etapa Del Muralismo en Mexico por David Alfaro Siqueiros

      Mexico City: Galeria De Arte Misrachi. (1968). First. First edition. Folio. Boards slightly bowed, very faint foxing on a couple of pages, still fine, without dustwrapper. Text in Spanish. This copy Inscribed by the famous muralist, written very large: "Edward P. Lawson con fraternidad en al arte. D.A. Siqueiros. 12-10-68 Mexico." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New American Library, New York 1968 - First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the rear panel. Signed by the author on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Oeuvres complètes. Avant-propos de Pascal Pia. 16 Volumes complets.I: Boule de Suif. La Maison Tellier. Premiers contes. Illustrations de Fontanarosa.II: Mademoiselle Fifi. Une Vie. Illustrations de Berthommé Saint-André.III: Contes de la Bécasse. Clair de Lune. Contes divers. Illustrations de André Collot.IV: Miss Harriet. Les Soeurs Rondoli. Contes divers. Illustrations de François Salvat.V: Contes du Jour et de la Nuit. Yvette. Contes divers. Illustrations de Grau-Sala.VI: Bel-Ami. Illustrations de Terechkovitch.VII: Toine. Monsieur Parent. Contes divers. Illustrations de Jean-François Debord.VIII: La petite Roque. Mont-Oriol. Illustrations de Jacques Thevenet.IX: Le Horla. Pierre et Jean. Contes divers. Illustrations de Roland Oudot.X:

      H. Piazza 1968-1973, Paris, - cuir bordeaux, dos à faux-nerfs, auteur, titre et filets dorés, plats avec encadrement filets dorés, tranche supérieure dorée,sous emboîtage.Exemplaire nuuméroté 1400/5000. Exemplaire à l'état de neuf.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        Revue xxe siècle.

      Revue Xxe Siècle 1968 - Reliure éditeur in-4. Revue XXe siècle. Nouvelle série - XXXe année - N° 31 - Décembre 1968.Caahiers d'art publiés sous la direction de G.di San Lazzaro.Cartonnage illustré en couleurs sur les deux plats.Panorama 68.Textes de Miro, Waldberg, Vallier, Boudaille, Moretti, Hodin, Verdet, etc.Illustrations en noir et en couleurs in-texte et pleine page.1 LITHOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE DE MIRO. ( dépliante )1 LITHOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE DE POLIAKOFF. art. peinture. sculpture. beaux-arts.lithographies originales.revues [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        RUINS OF DESERT CATHAY: Personal Narrative of Exploration inCentral Asia and Westernmost China.

      A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO CENTRAL ASIAN BUDDHISM & ARCHAEOLOGYNew York [1968] - , Greenwood. Brown cloth, very good, 2 vol.set, 546+517p., 3 fold out maps, 332 photos, index, many b wphotos, 6 fold-out panorama photos, reprint of London 1912,clean, bright copy, black spine labels. SCARCE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2014Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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      Grove Press, Inc. New York. 1968 - LIMITED EDITION. FIRST FRENCH LANGUAGE EDITION. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.6). Copy number 61 of just 92 copies reserved for La Librairie des Éditions, out of 189 copies in the total edition. A fine copy with the page edges still uncut. Publishers white paper wraps printed in blue and black. Original glassine around the wraps. A lovely copy, and scarce in such nice condition, of the first printing of Beckett's translation. Although written during 1944, Watt wasn't published until 1953 and it was another 15 years before he completed this much anticipated French translation. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Come Along With Me

      New York: Viking. (1968). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a tiny nick and tear. A posthumously published collection edited by her husband incorporating part of a novel, sixteen stories and three lectures. Inscribed by Hyman to his mother: "For Mother with love -- Stanley 9/16/68." A lovely copy with a nice association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        "The Basketball Diaries" [story in] The World -- Number 11, April 1968

      New York: The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church In-The-Bowery. 1968. Magazine. Cover by Tom Clark. Folio. 42pp. Mimeographed sheets in stapled wrappers. Near fine with some uneven toning to the front wrap and a spot of toning on the rear wrap but with no oxidation to the staples and fresh white pages. Signed by contributors Ron Padgett and Gerald Malanga. This issue features "From the Basketball Diaries," a two entry prose piece from Jim Carroll that would later be incorporated into his 1978 classic memoir The Basketball Diaries. Published when Carroll was just 17, these two entries dated Feb. 4 1965 ("We just got into town for the very spectacular National High School All Star Basketball Game.") and Feb. 5, 1965 ("After very poor breakfast Joe Slapstick calls aside Corky and I and lets us know he is giving us another chance and would be starting the game anyway.") were later incorporated into the book as Winter 66 (pages 153-155). These initial installments appeared a decade before the book which has since become a cult classic and the inspiration for the 1995 film of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Shout at the Devil

      HEINEMANN, LONDON 1968 - signed by Author, Pictorial dust jacket with with mylar cover protecting dust jacket. Gilt lettering to spine. This book has the personal book plate signed by WILBUR SMITH on front paste down page. DATE PUBLISHED: 1968 EDITION: FIRST ED 310 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Horrid Mysteries. A Story

      from the German of the Marquis of Grosse, two volumes, minor rubbing, ownership signature front free endpaper, very good; withTEUTHOLD Peter ‘The Necromancer: or The Tale of the Black Forest. Founded on Facts’ from the German of Lawrence Flammenberg, minor rubbing, very good.together three volumes a prospectus for all seven of the Northanger novels was issued but, in the event, only these two titles were published in this format; ‘The Northanger Set of Jane Austen Horrid Novels’ edited by Devendra P Varma was eventually published in 1968 by the Folio Society; 268 , 231 and 232 pages; keywords: fiction; D’Arch Smith B12 and B13; Gilson M1338 - Robert Holden & Co Ltd 1927 (first thus) (yellowbacks)

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        Engraved in the wood a collection of wood engravings by George Mackley with an appreciation by Ruari McLean and with a glimpse of the artist by Armida Maria-Theresa Colt. [Chris Hicks Bookbinding].

      The Two-Horse Press, London. Number 432 of 300 copies, signed by George Mackley. 1968 - Size of the binding: 9 3/4 inches x 12 3/8 in., signed limitation page; illustrated with 68 wood-engravings. Bound by Chris Hicks in full dark green Chieftan morocco leather with a design of four falling leaves in orange and brown leathers, across the spine and covers, both inlaid and onlaid, the leaf veins in gold line; gilt title label on spine, pale yellow endpapers, headbands. In a sturdy, gray cloth-covered drop-back box with title label. Created by Chris Hicks in 1986, and stamped: CLH 86. Weight: 5 lbs. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        ARE YOU REA

      Los Angeles: Robert Heinecken, 1968. First ed. Heinecken, Robert F.. Folio, 2 loose text pages, plus 25 photo-lithographic plates. Laid in heavy stock four-point folder. Fine. Heinecken is a trained printmaker who uses photography to explore the formal content as well as social aspects of the popular print medium. In this, his first printed work, he examined hundreds of fashion and popular magazines on the light-table, revealing the composite image formed from opposite or back-to-back pages. He then used these pages as negatives to directly expose a photo-lithographic plate. The resulting tonally reversed image is a montage of pictures and words that are both visually complex and a disturbing reflection of the society's values. Limited to 500 numbered and SIGNED copies.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Min Ch'i-chi: Chinesische Farbholzschnitte. Hsi-hsiang chi (Das Westzimmer). The Romance of the Western Chamber. Chinese Woodcuts

      Frankfurt am Main: 1968 - Folio, 40*33cm. 12 tipped-in, loose plates (as issued) on heavy art stock contained in a folder. Some tanning to folder edges. Page corners a little bumped, otherwise a very good copy. Text in GERMAN. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fall 1961 / Portfolio of Artworks

      New Jersey Volunteers for McCarthy, [Roosevelt, New Jersey] 1968 - First edition. Folio. 45cm. x 34cm. Black cloth portfolio, containing a broadside and 14 pencil-signed lithographic plates by New Jersey artists. Copy number 40 of an edition limited to 250, printed by Pearl Seligman on Rives Heavyweight. Minor soil, faint stain to exterior of portfolio; contents fine. Features a broadside of Lowell's poem "Fall 1961," and 14 lithographs Signed in pencil by the following artists: Richard Anuskiewicz, Carmen Cicero, Leo Dee, Joseph Demarais, John Goodyear, James Kearns, Jacob Landau, Stefan Martin, George Ortiman, Pat Pickering, Gregorio Prestopino, Jean Schonwalter, George Segal, and Herbert Steinberg. According to the colophon, the portfolio was issued in response to "the challenge presented to the American political system by Senator Eugene J. McCarthy during the presidential campaign of 1968." A fair number of the artists represented here, including Landau, Prestopino, Segal, and the printer Pearl Seligman were neighbors of the Shahns in Roosevelt, NJ. A scarce item; *OCLC* finds only two locations (Harvard & Princeton); none others found in commerce. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York 1968 - First Printing. Octavo; white cloth with titles stamped in orange, magenta, blue, and green foil on the spine; navy blue topstain; 416pp. Signed by Wolfe on the half-title page in his typical, elegant hand. Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped and unfaded, with some pinpoint rubbing to the front cornertips, some trivial wrinkling at the crown, and a faint diagonal crease at the upper corner of the front flap. Of the dozen or so copies we have handled, this is easily the best copy we've seen, without of hint of the usual toning to the board edges or fading to the colorful dustjacket. The topstain on this title is usually found faded to any number of colors, or washed-out completely; the dark blue staining on this copy is bright and even, and most uncommon thus. The author's most enduring book, a major work of both the New Journalism and counterculture of the 1960's. A stunning copy of a title usually found worse for the wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Boys in the Band

      Farrar Straus Giroux, New York 1968 - First edition. Fine in a very slightly age-toned, else fine dustwrapper. Full-page Inscription from Crowley dated in 1969. The first successful play to revolve entirely around the gay lifestyle. Basis for the 1970 William Friedkin film. A book seldom found signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968. First American edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Warmly Inscribed by the author, "For _____ with my friendship, Vassilis Vassilikos." Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows very light wear. Vassilis Vassilikos was exiled after the 1967 military coup, where he spent the next seven years. Afterwards he came to serve as the general manager of the Greek state television channel, then as the ambassador to UNESCO. Vassilikos is prolific and widely-translated, having published more than 100 books, novels, plays, and poetry. His best known work is the political novel Z and was the basis for the award winning film starring Yves Montand and Irene Pappas and directed by Costa Gavras.

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        The Boys in the Band

      Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1968 - 1st U.S. printing. Autographed by Crowley on title page, at a 2012 New York signing event. Lovely copy of a landmark play, genuinely scarce signed. 182 pages. Please email me for a possible discount! ***Reluctantly downsizing my personal library to accommodate move from suburban house to Manhattan apartment [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Niccolo Machiavelli: Tutte le Opere (11 Bde. compl.). Bd. I: Introduzioni. Il principe. Discorsi sulla prima deca di T. Livio; Bd. II: L?arte della guerra. Scritti minori; Bd. III: La vita di Castruccio Castracani. Bd. IV: Andria. La Mandragola. Clizia. Favola. Belfagor Arcidiavolo. I decennali. Dell?asino d?oro. I Capitoli. Dicorso o dialogo intorno alla nostra lingua. Canti carnascialeschi. Capitoli per una compagnia di piacere. Rime varie. Esortazione all penitenza; Bd. V: Epistolario; Bd. VI: Legazione Prima - settima. Commissaria prima-quarta; Bd. VII: Legazione ottava-diciottesima. Commissaria quinta-settima; Bd. VIII: Legazione diciannovesima - trentotessima. Commissaria ottava ? sedicesima. Bd. IX: Spedizione contro Pisa - 1499. Rib

      Stamperia Valdonega, 1968 - 82 - 4° (29 cm), ca. 5000 Bl., etliche Holzstichillustrationen von Italo Zetti and Anna Bramanti., Violetter Maroquinband über 5 Bünde, Deckel (innen und aussen) und Rücken mit goldgeprägten Filletten verzieret. In Schmuckschuber., Nr. 326 von der Vorzugsausgabe von 550 Exemplaren. Gedruckt in der Schrift Dante von Giovanni Mardersteig, gedruckt auf hangeschöpftes Bütten der Brüder Magnani von Pescia. Die Bindearbeiten und Verzierungen wurden von Giovanni De Stefanis gefertigt.Bertelli. 40000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Thirty-nine Steps.

      c. 1968 - Sheet size: 162 × 181 mm. Stamped on verso for publication in the Sunday Telegraph. Pen and ink and blue pencil crayon on wove paper. A postman regards with trepidation a lengthy flight of steps. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Between 1958 and 1962 he drew topical cartoons for the Daily Mail under the title "Watch My Line." He also drew many portraits, in black and white line, of famous people, for various papers, including over sixty for the Sunday Telegraph, which began publication in February 1961.

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        The Jumblies

      Young Scott Books, (New York) 1968 - Uncorrected proof consisting of three unbound signatures laid into the finished jacket. Oblong octavo. Illustrated by Edward Gorey. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with pencil initials (in an unknown hand) on the front panel. Gorey's interpretation of some of Lear's nonsense poems. Presumably very scarce in this format. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Archive of Signed Letters to LOCUS

      Harlan Ellison, Sherman Oaks [1968-1975] - An interesting archive of signed letters from Harlan Ellison addressed to Charles Brown, editor of LOCUS dates from December 31st, 1968 through January 3rd, 1976. A total of 24 pages constituting 17 letters covering a wide range of 'hot' topics. "Dear Charlie: Please publish as written. ITEM IN LOCUS 73: "Ellison's DANGEROUS VISIONS is a major travesty of the words in the title - my own piece, 'The Assination of J.F. Kennedy Considered as a Downhill Motor Race,'was declined on the grounds that 'many millions of Americans might be offended'. In other words, dangerous, but not too dangerous, visions," -- J. G. Ballard / If in fact Jim Ballard said this, it is pure muddle-headed bullshit. I never saw the story." "Charlie: Some news for the excellent LOCUS. My STAR TRECK script that won the Writer's Guild of America award was the original version, not repeat, NOT the aired emasculated version. Forthcoming stories: THE PITLL PAWOB DIVISION (Galaxy), a story I wrote around an unpublished Hannes Bok painting I unearthed in Emil Petaja's files. Books forthcoming: PARTNERS IN WONDER (Belmont), a collection of stories on which I collaborated with Laumer, Asimov, Budrys, Slesar, Hensley, Sheckley, Delaney, Davidson, Zelazny and Sturgeon. Sometime towards the end of this year or first of 1969. . AGAIN DANGEROUS VISIONS, Volume 2" "5 February 69 / Dear Charlie and Marsha: This is URGENT. Double day's traditional practice with hardcover books is to 'retire them', i.e. put them out-of-print, as soon as sales slack off. Philip K. Dick's brilliant "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" went out of print after being available for less than six months". "Harlan also advises that recently-written novella "A Boy And His Dog" has apparently scared off all possible magazine purchasers". "25 February 69 / Dear Charlie & Marsha: Here is some current news. Harlan Ellison Writes: The first draft of my two TV series sold to Paramount.It is called "Man Without Time" - a retelling of the Gilgamesh Legend. Leonard Nimoy has expressed interest". "20 March 69 / Browns: / By the time you get this, I'll be in Rio de Janeiro, where they will be showing my award-winning Outer Limits segment, "Demon With A Glass Hand". (A shock hit me when I realized that Roddenberry's spinoff on "Star Treck", called "Assignment: Earth", was a direct parallel to my "Man Without Time" -- which I had laid on him early in our relationship. Terrific Archive - Rich content throughout. Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is an American writer. His principal genre is speculative fiction. His published works include over 1,000 short stories, novellas, screenplays, teleplays, essays, and a wide range of criticism covering not only literature, but film, television, and print media. His reputation as an editor and anthologist was cemented with his two ground-breaking science fiction anthologies, Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions. Ellison has won numerous awards, including multiple Hugos, Nebulas and Edgars. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Morrow/Weisbach 1968 - First edition, first prnt. Signed and dated "3/14/68 Ft Lauderdale Fla." by Crews on the half-title page. Beginning edge foxing, minimal board and text page toning, pastedowns toned, as typical for this title; dustjacket with two shallow creases on the front flap. A tight, clean copy. Good condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Crews' first book, signed in the month of publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        We Have Ways Of Making You Laugh: Episodes 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

      Np [London Weekend Television], London 1968 - One rehearsal script (Episode 5) and six camera scripts, secured either with staples or split pins at top left. Title page missing from Episode 8, all a little dusty and edgeworn. Very good copies. First editions. We Have Ways Of Making You Laugh was the first programme to be broadcast by London Weekend Television -- except it wasn't. Industrial action taken by technical staff during what should have been its live broadcast meant that it has the unique distinction of being the only television show ever to be watched by literally no-one. The cast were only told that the plug had been pulled once they'd finished performing the show: producer Humphrey Barclay explained to Eric Idle that '.we didn't want you to stop in case they put the plugs back in.' The industrial action also wiped out the next two weeks. This, coupled with the fact that the boast of the show's title was not backed up by the content of the show's scripts, ensured that We Have Ways Of Making You Laugh was stillborn. Today, if it's remembered at all it's for the animation sequences by Terry Gilliam who, the following year, would give Monty Python's Flying Circus its house style. These scripts, seven of the nine broadcast, contain occasional markings and scribbles (the rehearsal script, predictably, is annotated more extensively), but are for the most part 'clean'. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        The Gospel Singer

      Morrow, NY 1968 - His first novel, which had a first printing of only 4000 copies. Crews resuscitated the Southern gothic tradition in the late 1960s and 1970s, picking up the mantle from such writers as Flannery O'Connor and, earlier, William Faulkner. His string of novels that includes Karate is a Thing of the Spirit, Car, Naked in Garden Hills, This Thing Don't Lead to Heaven, The Gypsy's Curse, and others defined a sensibility at once rough-edged, sad, and hilarious -- steeped in the comic and grotesque tradition that had permeated southern fiction and had given it its distinctive flavor. Signed by the author in 1969 at Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. Fading to pastedowns, as is typical for this title; small label partially removed from front flyleaf; near fine in a fine dust jacket. A nice copy of the first book by one of the unique voices in American fiction. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        TEORIA GENERAL DE LA URBANIZACION y aplicación de sus principios y doctrinas a la REFORMA Y ENSANCHE DE BARCELONA . 3 Tomos . ( Tomo I : Teoría General de la Urbanización - Tomo II : La urbanización como un hecho concreto. Estadística Urbana de Barcelona - Tomo III : Vida y obra de Ildefonso Cerdá. Bibliografía y Anexo documental por Fabián Estapé ) .

      Edita : Instituto de Estudios Fiscales 1968-1971 - Barcelona 1968-1971 . Prólogo a la edición facsímil por Antonio Barrera de Irimo . Estudio sobre «La vida y obra de Ildefonso Cerdá », selección del anexo documental y bibliografía por Fabián Estapé . Encuad : guaflex (simil piel ) con sobrecubierta . 20 x 27,5cms. 831+700+673pag. Retrato autor en frontis . ilustraciones color y b/n. Tema : Urbanismo, Barcelona, Ensanche . Libros en buen estado, muy pequeñas señales de uso en cubiertas .

      [Bookseller: montgiber]
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        The machine as seen at the end of the mechanical age

      Ausstellungskatalog The Museum of Modern Art, New York . 1968 - 216 S., zahlr. Abb., OMetalleinband, 24,5 x 22 cm. Metalleinband stellenweise berieben, innen auf ersten 40 S. kleiner Wasserschaden an der oberen Kante. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Galerie Buchholz OHG (Antiquariat)]
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        The Real Inspector Hound

      Faber and Faber, London 1968 - "A play within a play in a theatre within a theatre.(containing) an exquisitely witty parody of theatrical convention and a quizzical view of the life of the theatre critic. First edition, 47pp, near fine, blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, dust jacket very good, not clipped. A clean and attractive volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John's Books]
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        The Sporting Club

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1968 - First USA Edition. Fine book in a Fine Dust Jacket. A pristine copy. Signed by the author on the title page. This is an Advance copy of the author's first book, with the advance slip and photograph of the author laid in. The photo is signed by the author, in silver ink, below his image. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: MDS BOOKS]
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        True Grit (SIGNED Plus SIGNED MOVIE TIE-INS Plus Original Copies of Saturday Evening Post Issues Which First Published 'True Grit' in Serial Form)

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1968 - 1st Edition/1st Stated Printing. SIGNED by Charles Portis on a bookplate on dedication page (signature only). Laid-in is a photocopy of signed thank you letter from author saying signature bookplates were enclosed. Very scarce 1st Printing. 215 pages. Dark Grey boards have some fading at edges, common to title. Author's second book. A relatively scarce signature. $4.95 price present on DJ flap. Light sunning of DJ spine; mylar protected. Also includes movie tie-ins from 1969 John Wayne movie directed by Henry Hathaway-- laid-in is a note w/True Grit image (on 8"x11" bonded paper) SIGNED and inscribed by co-star KIM DARBY (Mattie Ross). Also includes laid-in a card SIGNED by GLEN CAMPBELL (Le Boeuf); Laid-in is a color photo SIGNED by ROBERT DUVAL (Ned Pepper). Laid-in is a card SIGNED by WILFRED BRIMLEY (play a cowboy in film). Also included from the 2010 Coen Brothers new film version is a card SIGNED and inscribed by JEFF BRIDGES (US Marshal Rooster Cogburn). Includes laid-in a 8"x10" color photo SIGNED by JOSH BROLIN (photo in character of Tom Chaney). Laid-in is a 8"x10" color photo SIGNED by MATT DAMON (played LeBoeuf). Laid-in is a Parade Magazine cover SIGNED by HAILEE STEINFELD (played Mattie Ross). Laid-in is a thank you note SIGNED by CANDYCE HINKLE (played Mrs. Floyd- the boarding house landlady). ALSO includes the three original complete issues of The Saturday Evening Post (May 18, 1968; June 1st 1968 and June 18, 1968) which contained the very first printing of True Grit in serial form (with somewhat different storyline) issued before the 1st hardcover printing . Very Unique 1st Printing copy plus original 1st printing magazine serial issues and movie tie-ins for the 'True Grit' fan or collector. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Montemarano]
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        Seven Letters

      1968 - A collection of early correspondence from Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter to noted British theatre director James Roose-Evans. The letters consist of four TLS, two ALS and one TPcS, dated between 1960-1968 and all boldly signed, "Harold." All but the postcard are folded from mailing with scattered light wear, overall near fine. Also laid in is a program for, *Two Plays by Harold Pinter: The Dumb Waiter and The Room*. Roose-Evans directed the debut performance of Pinter's *The Dumb Waiter* as part of a double bill with *The Room* on March 8, 1960 at The Hampstead Theatre Club, which he had founded the previous year. He and Pinter remained friends after the production and these letters correspond with Pinter's early success and growing popularity. They are light and collegial, with several references to Pinter's breakout play, *The Caretaker*, which, according to one letter, Roose-Evans was one of the first to read. A charming collection of early letters from one of the most important playwrights of the 20th Century at the start of his career. Further details available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Homecoming.

      London: H. Karnac 1968 - Limited edition, no. 12 of 200 copies, numbered and signed by both author and artist, this being one of the first 25 presented with an additional suite of 9 plates, duplicating all those within the book, each signed by Cohen. Folio. (72) pp. Publisher’s mottled green woven Terylene covered boards designed by the artist and bound by Mansell with a matching portfolio for the additional suite of plates, all housed within the original khaki cloth covered slipcase. The spine of the book ever so slightly darkened, an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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      [No place:] Pendragon Press, 1968 - Octavo. Original pink cloth backed boards, patterned cloth to sides, titles gilt to spine, pink endpapers. Spine a little faded and boards ever-so-slighty bowed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to the actress Anna Massey, who acted in a number of his plays (including "Moonlight" and "A Kind of Alaska"). The inscription reads, "Close of Play, May 79, To Anna, with love + thanks, Harold". Massey was from one of the great theatre families of the 20th century, being the daughter of Raymond Massey and Adrianne Allen. Though she never reached truly stellar fame, Anna Massey was a highly respected actress and very much a prominent feature of the thespian landscape of the late 20th century. In 2004 she was awarded a CBE for her services to drama. One of a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies intended for sale in the British Isles, this one signed by the author at the end of the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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