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        Das Nibelungenlied und die Klage. Handschrift C der F. F. Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen. 2 Bände, Faksimileband und Kommentarband im Originalschuber.

      Stuttgart Müller und Schindler 1968 einmalige limitierte Auflage von 500 Stück Nummer 312 von 500 Exemplaren. Faksimileband. 4°, ca. 25,7 x 17,5 cm, 115 Bl., Originalleder mit Streicheisendekor. Kommentarband: 4°, ca. 25,5 x 18,5 cm, 47 S., 114 Bl., Originalhalblederband in Originalleinenschuber. Beiliegend 1 Blatt: Hinweise zur Faksimile-Ausgabe von Buchbindermeister Richard Mayer: `Beschnitten wurde das Faksimile genau nach dem Original, auch das letzte Blatt. Hierzu wurden die Blätter mit Spezialwerkzeugen gestanzt und von Hand nachgearbeitet.` Schuber etwas angestaubt, hinterer Deckel des Ledereinbandes mit zwei kleineren Beschabungen, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,90 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günter Hochgrebe]
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        Der Tanz. Aquatinta-Radierung. Strichätzung mit der kalten Nadel überarbeitet.

      Abzug. 1968 - Bildgrösse: 31x25 cm. Rechts unter dem Passepartout mit Nachlassstempel. In Glasrahmen 52x51 cm. Auflage von 1968. Eines der nicht numerierten Exemplaren "Belegdrucke für den Nachlass". - Kornfeld 127, Seite 156/157.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Sedm prazskych dnu. / Sedm pra?ských dn?. 21.-27. spren 1968. Dokumentace. Studijní materiál - pouze pro vnit?ní pot?ebu. [Seven Prague Days.]

      [Historickym ustavem CSAV v Praze], [Prague] 1968 - First edition. In publisher's wrappers, with the original black dust jacket. [Complete:] (6), IV, (1)-35, 37-54, (1 [blank]), 55-494, and 56 unnumbered pages with photographic reproductions scattered in 8-page gatherings. A contemporary collection of documents concerning the first week of the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. An invaluable compilation of primary sources related to the occupation of Czechoslovakia which was published in only 3,000 copies by the Institute of History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences a month after the invasion in September 1968. Besides the documents, it also contains about a hundred of photographic images also taken in the first seven days of the invasion that put an end to the Prague Spring, the period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia. Although the book was published strictly as "study material, only for internal use" (Studijní materiál - pouze pro vnit?ní pot?ebu), the news of it has immediately found its way to the broader public and very soon samizdat reprints started to circulate all over the country, despite the diligence of the authorities to destroy them and their spreader just as the 800 possible masterpieces, the original copies that were sent out to libraries and institutions. The book couldn't be kept behind the Iron Curtain and its English and German translation were published already in 1969. Scarce, we could trace only three copies in European and three in North-American institutional holdings (British Library, International Institute of Social History - Amsterdam, National Library of the Czech Republic, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library - Toronto, NYPL, Ohio State University Libraries). DJ chipped at the head of spine. The book is in fine condition. In publisher's wrappers, with the original black dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

      [N.Y.] New American Library, [1968] - First edition. Signed slip laid in. Near very fine having a short, faint mark on rear board and light browning along top edges in a near very fine dust jacket with a small of amount of sun darkening to the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tall Tales]
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        2001: A Space Odyssey

      Hutchinson 1968 - First UK Edition, First Printing, Signed by Clarke on a laid-in official bookplate. London: Hutchinson, 1968. A very good or better copy in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy and square, appearing unread. Foxing to foredges. A very presentable copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Rare Book Sleuth]
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      Milano, Sansoni, 1968. In-16, brossura (tracce d'uso sul dorso), pp. 503. Collana: Le letterature del mondo. Pagine leggermente ingiallite per la qualità della carta, peraltro in buono stato (good copy).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Vietnam War report titled "Discrimination in Administration of Military Justice" prepared for the African-American Commanding General of the 199th Infantry Brigade

      [Vicinity of Saigon], 1968. Very good. This eight-page mimeographed fact sheet with typewritten cover was prepared for the Commanding General of the 199th Infantry Brigade. It is dated 15 October 1968 and was written while the unit was responsible for defending the northern approaches to Saigon. Its stated purpose was to "provide information and statistics on the imposition of punishment for offences in order to determine if the race of the accused is a factor." The report makes no determination, nor reaches any conclusion; it simply provides factual statistics regarding the stockade population, non-judicial punishments, summary courts-martial, special courts-martial, general courts-martial, and eliminations. The document is in nice shape. At the time this report was written, the Commanding General (CG) of the 199th Infantry Brigade was Brigadier General Frederick Ellis Davison, the third African-American general ever to serve in the U.S. Army and the first black general to ever lead white soldiers in combat. Davison was truly beloved and respected by the soldiers of the brigade; he was a caring, but no-nonsense commander, who, when questioned by reporters, famously asserted that he was "not going to put up with black power, or white power, or yellow power, or red power." Not surprisingly, Davison's attitude kept racial tensions in the 199th relatively low when compared to other Marine and Army units in Vietnam. It would be interesting to know why Davison asked his Staff Judge Advocate to prepare this fact sheet and even more interesting to know what use he made of it. Davison had been the Brigade CG since fall of 1967 (initially filling the role while serving as the Deputy CG when his boss was hospitalized). The 199th, which was based at Long Binh was the only significant American unit in the vicinity of Saigon when the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army launched their Tet Offensive during the night of 30-31 January 1968. Davison's reconnaissance patrols had earlier identified unusual activity in the area, and he had placed the brigade on the alert. Before the communist assault began, one of his regiment's patrols encountered and destroyed a small enemy advance force and alerted the brigade that a major assault was imminent. When the Viet Cong attack came, Davison's brigade decisively defeated the main assault and annihilated the 275th Viet Cong Regiment, killing over 900 enemy soldiers while losing only 19 men. Subsequently, the 199th attacked and destroyed the command post that had been temporarily established at the Phu Tho racetrack and then, house-by-house, cleared the western Saigon neighborhood of Cholon, which had been infiltrated by the Viet Cong. No doubt Davison's leadership prevented the Viet Cong from overrunning and occupying important South Vietnamese government offices. Exceptionally scarce. As of 2017, there are no OCLC or auction records of any similar studies about possible racial disparities with regard to military justice conducted at the behest of an African-American combat general in Vietnam. Nothing similar is for sale in the trade.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Eros e civiltà

      GIULIO EINAUDI EDITORE, 1968. ITALIANO 0,19 Brossura editoriale in cartoncino flessibile. Pagine in buono stato con leggere bruniture. Tagli bruniti. Traduzione di Lorenzo Bassi. Volume n. XCVI ( 96 ) della collana. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Toronto Maple Leafs Stanely Cup Champions 27 PHOTOGRAPHS ORIGINAL

      TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, TORONTO 1968 - collection of black and white photographs comprising the 1967-1968 roster for the toronto maple leafs, year after their 1967 stanley cup win (most recent stanley cup), Brent Imlach, Jim Dorey, Duane Rupp, Murray Oliver, Gary Unger, Mike Byers, Mike Pelyk, Darryl Sly, Jim Mckenny, Dave Keon, Allan Stanley, Ron Ellis, Johnny Bower, Frank Mahovlich, Pete Stemkowski, Larry Hillman, Jim Pappin, George Armstrong, Al Smith, Bruce Gamble,Mike Walton, Bob Pulford, Tim Horton, Brian Conacher, Marcel Pronovost, Wayne Carleton, George "Punch" Imlach, C. Stafford Smythe, Harold E. Ballard, John Bassett, Frank "King" Clancy, Tommy Nayler, Bob Haggert, Bob Davidson, edges strating to curl, with original mailing envelope DATE PUBLISHED: 1968 EDITION: 27

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        Three Texts For Early Ipswich: A Pageant Composed by John Updike for Performance on Seventeenth-Century Day August 3rd, 1968 in Ipswich, Massachusetts

      17th Century Day Committee, Ipswich 1968 - First edition. Boards with applied printed label. Slight wear on the thin label else fine, lacking the unprinted glassine dustwrapper. Copy letter F of 26 lettered copies (although the limitation is not noted in the book) Signed by Updike on the front wrap. Text of a short play prepared for a town festival. De Bellis and Broomfield A26.b.1. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA.

      New York: Atheneum, 1968. First edition of the author's ground breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA for which the author, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962. Signed by both James Watson and Francis Crick on the title page. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Exceptionally rare signed by both Watson and Crick. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. "Science seldom proceeds in the straightforward logical manner imagined by outsiders," writes James Watson in The Double Helix, his account of his codiscovery (along with Francis Crick) of the structure of DNA. Watson and Crick won Nobel Prizes for their work, and their names are memorized by biology students around the world. But as in all of history, the real story behind the deceptively simple outcome was messy, intense, and sometimes truly hilarious. To preserve the "real" story for the world, James Watson attempted to record his first impressions as soon after the events of 1951-1953 as possible, with all their unpleasant realities and "spirit of adventure" intact.

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      Harcourt, NY 1968 - Signed by the author. and date 1991. Fine in very good+ dust jacket with small spot on lower front spine-fold where the blue finish has been rubbed away. 1st edition. Binding is HB. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Beasley Books, ABAA]
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        Aire nuestro

      All'Insegna del Pesce d'oro 1968 - spagnolo

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        My past and thoughts : the memoirs of Alexander Herzen

      London : Chatto & Windus, 1968, Hardcover, Revised Edition. Volume 1 is a fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-torn (with some minor loss) and dust-toned dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Volumes 2-4 are near fine cloth copies in near fine, price-clipped dust-wrappers, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Physical description; 4 v. : tables ; 23 cm. Notes; Translation of Byloe i dumy. Translated from the Russian. Bibliographical footnotes. Subjects; Herzen, Aleksandr 1812-1870 - Biography. Revolutionaries - Soviet Union - Biography. Socialists - Soviet Union - Biography. Authors, Russian - Biography. Genre; Autobiography. Bibliography. Illustrated. 4-volume set (complete). Inventory No: 240138.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Obsoleto. Romanzo [#220/1000]

      Scheiwiller, Milano 1968 - Artist book. Paperback. Pages 177. Size 18 x 12,5 cm \ 7,1 x 4,9 inches. Italian text. Edition of 1000 numbered copies. This is copy # 220. Original cover artwork by Enrico Castellani. The first Vincenzo Agnetti artist book. Very rare. Near fine conditions with very light wear to cover edges. Reference: De Matteis\Maffei Libri d'artista in Italia Regione Piemonte Torino 1998 p.85. Conceptual Art. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: A&M Bookstore / artecontemporanea]
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        Critica al programma di Gotha

      Samonà e Savelli, 1968. ITALIANO 0,07 Fascicolo spillato in cartoncino flessibile plastificato. Pagine in buono stato. Saggio introduttivo di Augusto Illuminati. Traduzione di Ileana Pasqualoni. Volume n. XX ( 20 ) della collana. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Campbell's Soup I 1968. Onion.

      Sunday B. Morning edition. - Silkscreen on 'museum board' measuring 35 x 23 inches. Stamped in blue ink on verso: "Published by Sunday B. Morning" & "Your signature here". Comes with certificate of authenticity from publisher. Feldman & Schellman no. 11.47.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Private World of Leonard Bernstein.

      New York: The Viking Press, 1968. First edition. Quarto, original illustrated cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by Leonard Bernstein on the half-title page, "For Mrs. Bonnie Bourne with best wishes Leonard Bernstein." The recipient Bonnie Bourne was the head and founder of The Bourne Company, a legendary music publisher. Near fine in a very good acetate dust jacket. Photographs by Ken Heyman In The Private World of Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein, conductor, composer, virtuoso pianist is seen as only few have been privileged to see him - off stage among his family and friends, working playing, speculating about the future. Author John Greun spent a summer in Italy with the vacationing Bernsteins, then observed the amazingly crowded routines of their life in New York and Connecticut. Ken Heyman's brilliant vivid pictures bring into full view this attractive, meditative, energetic, playful man and his extraordinary wife, children and friends. The Private World of Leonard Bernstein is a fascinating report from inside, words and pictures combining to convey the intimate experience of living under the impact of genius.

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        Aldona Gustas: Notizen. Konrad Schüler: Radierungen [SIGNED]

      Berlin: Edition der Galerie am Abend, 1968. Limited edition. Hardcover. vg. Numbered and signed by Aldona Gustas and Konrad Schüler on colophon. 15/15. Octavo. 20 leaves, handmade paper. Collection of nine etchings by Konrad Schüler paired with poetry by Aldona Gustas, bound in contemporary leather with intricate Schüler motif blind-stamped to cover. Binding and design by Gunter Fritsch. Gustas' "Fantastic Realism" is presented here in facsimile handwriting juxtaposed with corresponding motifs by Konrad Schüler. "In a period of German literature that has emphasized social relevance and ideological commitment Aldona Gustas has maintained a very personal, lyrical voice. Karl Krolow, prominent critic and fellow poet, has referred to her as and "Einzelgänger" - a "lone wolf" on the German literary scene" Litanus, Lithuanian Literary Magazine, 1981). Aldona Gustas, a Lithuanian born poet, read at the "Galerie am Abend" in 1964 and her title "Notizen" was one of eight volumes published in the Vera Ziegler Edition Galerie am Abend from 1965-970. Konrad Schüler exhibited a number of times at the Galerie and his artwork was paired with poets in four of Ziegler's publications. The "Galerie am Abend" (Evening Gallery) was founded by Vera Ziegler. Exhibitions, readings and meetings were held in Ziegler's apartment in Berlin-Friedenau in the evenings and on weekends. Between 1960-1969 it was the "in-place" to meet for artists in Berlin. In the nine years of its existence artists and poets as, Ekkehard Thieme, Christa Reining, Günter Bruno Fuchs, F. C. Delius and H. C. Artmann were part of the gallery's program. Text in German. Some discoloration and minor staining to binding. Spine sunned. Minor staining to margins of one page not affecting image. Overall very good condition. In 1972 Aldona Gustas co-founded the so-called "Berliner Malerpoeten (Painting Poets of Berlin)," a group that included Günter Grass, Günter Bruno Fuchs and Wolfdietrich Schnurre.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Angeboten wird eine Mappe mit 6 Zeichnungen / original Aquarelle. Alle Zeichnungen ca. 14 x 10 cm aufgeklebt auf Fotokarton im Format 20 x 28 cm. Jedes Aquarell mit Monogramm des Künstlers. Rückseitig wurde handschriftlich die Örtlichkeit angegeben: Belle Iles / Cap Sarah Bernard / Tregastel / St Cast / Menhire.

      Selbstverlag, um 1968., Ohne Ort, - 30 x 20 cm. Ca.6 Blatt. ISBN: Keine. Original Pappband / Hard cover. No jacket. Guter Zustand. / Good condition. Wer nun der Künstler definitiv ist war für uns nicht eindeutig zu ermitteln. Es handelt sich aber auf jedem Fall um Originale von ein und derselben Person gezeichnet. 1. Auflage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! * RS3. (MGT). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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      New York: Chilmark Press, 1968. Limited numbered edn (119 of 350). 4to. Original gilt lettered blue cloth-backed pictorial paper-laid boards, top edge blue (Fine), slipcase (Fine). Pp. 42, illus with b&w wood engravings by Reynolds Stone (no inscriptions).

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        Texas Historic Forts - Volumes I - V

      Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 1968 (?) - Large softcovers, 4to, unpaginated; White card covers containing the history and construction of the fort along w/historic documents, photos, diagrams & architectural plans for all 5 forts: Leaton, McKavett, Lancaster, Griffin, & Richardson; All volumes are in very good condition w/light edgewear & the occasional spot on the covers. Must have's for those interested in frontier forts. The set is large & heavy and may require additional postage. TX residents will be chgd. state tax. 0.0 0.0 0.0

      [Bookseller: Shirley Dyess, Inc. dbaThe Dust Jacket]
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        Pali. Roma 68. Vintage Photographie/Vintage Photograph.

      Roma, Claudio Abate, 1968. 18,8 x 27,5 cm. Rückseitig von Jannis Kounellis handschriftlich betitelt, datiert und signiert: Pali, Roma 68, Kounellis. Desweiteren mit kleiner handschriftlicher Etikette: c Claudio Abate 1968. und einem handschriftlichen Zusatz: Jannis Kounellis nel suo studio a Roma, 1968. Gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Vinke]
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        'The Raj Quartet' [Comprising] The Jewel in the Crown; The Day of the Scorpion; The Towers of Silence; A Division of the Spoils and Staying On

      Heinemann, 1968. A set of all first edition, first printings published between 1966 and 1971. Consisting: (1) 'The Jewel in the Crown', first UK edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1966. A very good book without inscriptions in a very good clipped wrapper with chipping to the front panel top (2) 'The Day of the Scorpion' first UK edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1968. A near fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper with some light wear to the edges. (3) 'The Towers of Silence' first UK edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1971. A fine book in a near fine clipped wrapper. (4) 'A Division of the Spoils' first UK edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1975. A near fine book in a near fine clipped wrapper. (5) 'Staying On' first UK edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1977. A near fine book with one bookplate to the ffep in a very good+ unclipped wrapper. A scarce set complete. Extra postage required overseas.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        8 ALS. Vienna, 1968 till 1971.

      1968. Large 8vo. Altogether 17 pp. on 13 pp. With 6 autogr. envelopes. To the writer Karl Hohenlocher (1891-1981) on personal affairs.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Signed Sheet Music

      , 1968. 1968. pamphlet. Sheet music for the American soul singer's hit "Who's Making Love," boldly signed on the bright red photo cover. 8 pages, 12 x 9 inches, no place, no date, circa 1968. Slightly rubbed near the signature; tiny crease on the lower right corner. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        Cendrillon. Livre POP-HOP

      - HALLMARK - ROUGE ET OR, 1968.- Album cartonné (24,5 x 19 cm), cartonnage illustré, dos bleu, 24 pages.- Le livre animé est en bon état de fraicheur, couverture en bon état, mais le mors supérieur est lég. enfoncé, les systèmes sont en très bon état (les pages contiennent des mécanismes développant en volume ou mettant en mouvement certains de leurs éléments, avec des tirettes.). - illustrations de Paul Taylor, animations de Jon Dalhstrom.-410g.C. - Quelques menus défauts d'usage. Bon état.

      [Bookseller: Déjà Jadis]
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      - Affiche originale imprimée en lithographie par Mourlot en 1968 Ref. "les affiches de Chagall" n°115 - Sorlier Format : 76 x 51 cm Tirage à 2.000 exemplaires avec le texte

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        Typed Filmscript (photocopied) of his short film "Fortitude"

      [Published in New York: Playboy magazine, 1968. Cover sheet (with pencilled comment "file #3808 2nd copy") and 16 pp. on rectos of typing paper. Publisher's working copy with numerous editorial corrections throughout in pencil. 1 vols. 8-12 x 11 inches. Publisher's file copy, with a Playboy label affixed to the first page giving publication info, directions to the printer, initialled by an editor and dated "6/17/68". Very good. Cover sheet (with pencilled comment "file #3808 2nd copy") and 16 pp. on rectos of typing paper. Publisher's working copy with numerous editorial corrections throughout in pencil. 1 vols. 8-12 x 11 inches.

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        Manfred Mohr - 2x2 Sèrigraphies.

      Paris, 1968. Agentzia - Editions 2x2. Due serigrafie in nero formato cm. 35x35 nella loro busta di plastica originale mai aperta. PAx

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      London: Jonathan Cape, [1968].. Octavo,boards. First British edition. Pieratt, Huffman-klinkowitz, and Klinkowitz AD6. Lower corner tips very lightly brised, else a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with clipped price and remnant of small price sticker on front flap. An uncommon edition of this book. (#102842)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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      San Francisco / Santa Barbara: [White Rabbit Press], 1968. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. Pictorial folder, containing eight seed packets, each printed with a different poem. All packets sealed. Some mild wear to a few of the envelopes. But generally near fine. Folder has some mild toning, soil, and edgewear: very good. One of 6000 unnumbered copies. Cover photographs by Bill Brach; typography by J.S. Brooke; printed by Graham Mackintosh. One of the quintessential publications of the counterculture. Brautigan's letterpressed poems on various seed packets (Carrots, Lettuce, Calendula, Parsley, Shasta Daisy, California Native Flowers, Sweet Alyssum, Royal Carpet, and Squash) were distributed for free in hippie strongholds throughout California, and PLEASE PLANT embodies the spirit of the age perhaps better than any other book of the time, a seemless melding of the communal, political, environmental, and literary. According to the Mackintosh, "...the essential things was that the seeds were real — that is, if you planted Shasta daisies, you got back Shasta daisies and not carrots — and one had only to plant his book" (quoted in Johnston, BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WHITE RABBIT PRESS, p. 89). While there are apocryphal claims of a ninth "Marijuana" packet, to our knowledge this has never been seen or documented. "Many copies were doubtless put to the use intended by the author, though perhaps not as many as rare book dealers would have us believe" (ibid 56). [Johnston A43].

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        DANCE OF THE HAPPY SHADES: Stories. Foreword by Hugh Garner [INSCRIBED]

      Ryerson: Toronto, 1968. Octavo, light green cloth. Light yellowing to page edges, as usual; tidy June, 1969, ink owner name in upper corner of front free endpaper; soft crimps at spine ends and minute rubbing to spine ends; else fine. The dust jacket has light sunning to the pink portion of the spine, as often; soft vertical crease to inner margin of front panel; small crease to upper outer corner of front panel and upper edges of flaps; in all, a VG+ attractive copy. no tears, chips, or clips. no gold G-G's sticker. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page "For [first name], Alice Munro." The inscribee is a published Canadian short story writer, novelist, and playwright. The 2013 Nobel Laureate's FIRST BOOK, arguably the most important book in the history of Canadian literature, launching as it did the career of one of the world's greatest living short story writers. A collection of 15 short stories, all winners. It won a Governor-General's Award, the first of three such. Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature, well deserved. Signed copies are now uncommon on the market. Binding: Hardcover. .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        [Photographs]: Large Art Photographs

      [New Jersey. circa 1970s]-1980s. A collection of more than 130 gelatin silver photographs taken by David Booker during the 1970s and 1980s. The mostly large format images measure from 5" x 7" to 19" x 23", but with most approximately 11" x 14". Two of the images are matted, one is mounted on cardboard, and with about a half dozen duplicates. Overall near fine with curling at the edges; a scattered few have minor abrasion from adhering to another print or on the back from being previously mounted.The vast majority of the artfully captured images feature African-American woman in some state of undress, possibly for magazine layouts or as glamour shots. There are more than a dozen different models, many captured over a series of photos that range in content and size. None of the images are captioned or stamped on the back, but a note on the box in which they are housed does lists the names of nine women which presumably correspond with some of the images. Additional photos in the collection include portraits, head shots, commercial images (wine, fashion, and job training), and print images of DJ Frankie Crocker and Booker T. Washington's daughter, Portia.Little could be found about Booker aside from a 1968 photo credit for the book, A Mission for Justice: The History of the First African-American Church in Newark, New Jersey by Mary Ward, which corresponds geographically to their purchase in Northern New Jersey.An unusual collection of large format African-American images. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Typed statement signed, published in The New York Times Book Review, Volume 73

      [c. 1968]. One page quarto (297 x 210 mm). Closed tear at foot and head (partly through Vidal's holograph note), nick at top right corner, lightly creased where folded, general light creasing; minor emendations in another hand. In excellent condition. Brief typed statement that captures Vidal's insouciant tone and encapsulates his "trademark brand of prodigious pessimism delivered with high wit" (Jonathan Raban in The New York Review of Books, discussing Vidal's Selected Essays, 2008). Inscribed by Vidal at the head: "Hope this will be useful - Gore Vidal", this 17-line summary of Vidal's "world view" was a response to a request from The New York Times for comments from public figures. In full: "It is now plain that none of the world's existing political and economic systems is able to deal with any of the great problems we face today. From over-population to the mindless destruction of natural resource our society has neither the means nor the will to take action. And so [crossed through], brooding in Rome, I am more and more convinced that some sort of absolute Authority must be created to insure human survival. I am a curiously unpolemical novelist, considering my political interests. Yet even a comic fantasy like 'Myra Breckenridge' tends to reflect the common predicament. Meanwhile [crossed through and changed to:] And so, while pondering whether or not to plunge directly into political action this fall, I am making a film of 'Myra', as well as assembling a new volume of essays to be called 'Reflections upon a Sinking Ship,' written - needless to say - in the hope that with bold planning, the ship may yet proceed upon its way, adequately victualled and not over-manned". Vidal first visited Rome in 1939 and "George Armstrong, a journalist and close friend of Gore's from his decades in Italy, later recalled: 'Rome lay at the center of Gore's literary imagination. He read all the major books about the republic and empire'" (cited in Jay Parini, Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal). "And so, brooding in Rome, I am more and more convinced that some sort of absolute Authority must be created to ensure human survival" may be a wish for the return of a Pax Romana or a knowingly provocative tongue-in-cheek reference to Mussolini. His satirical novel Myra Breckenridge (1969), described by Anthony Burgess as a "scurrilous satire" (99 Novels p. 129), offended many of the era's more conservative critics because of its perceived pornographic content and eponymous transgender hero(ine). It was made into a film of the same name (1970) starring Raquel Welch; Vidal disowned the film, describing it as "an awful joke", but described "Myra" as his favourite among his books. Reflections Upon a Sinking Ship (1969) – also mentioned here - was a collection of reviews of works by such contemporaries as Susan Sontag and J. K. Galbraith and essays on subjects from pornography to the Kennedys.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Birds Over the City

      Atelier Mourlot, New York 1968 - Edition tirée à 950 exemplaires, comprenant 24 lithographies originales de Ben Shahn. Imprimé sur papier d'Arches. Etui rigide original en tissu gris, présentant quelques dommages sur les angles ainsi que quelques taches. Les lettres présentes sur le dos de l'étui sont dorées. A l'intérieur les conditions sont parfaites, et le texte ainsi que les illustrations sont dans un état parfait. Edition of 950 copies including 24 original lithographs by Ben Shahn. Copy on vélin d'Arches. Original editorial slipcase on green/grey cloth, with some damages on angles and some stains. Spine of the slipcase lettered in gilt. Inside near perfect conditions, with very fresh and bright print of both text and illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Offprint]: The Origin of the Yellow Submarine

      1968 - One page photocopied from a scholarly journal. Two vertical creases else about fine. A work of facetious scholarship delineating the origins of the yellow submarine "myth," created by Erich Segal, who wrote the screenplay for the film. In addition to writing novels such as *Love Story*, Segal was a professor of Greek and Latin literature at Harvard University and other universities. Inscribed by Erich Segal in red felt tip pen: "Regards -- T. Quid." Apparently this was published in 1968 as an appendix to the novelization of the film. We have only seen one other example of this literary hoax, similarly copied, folded, and inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Naked Civil Servant - SIGNED by the Author

      Cape, 1968. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1968. A very good book with browning to the spine and wear to the edges. SIGNED on the front free endpaper, 'To Miss Bartok/with love/Quentin Crisp'. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some creasing to the spine, browning to the edges and some wear and tear to the spine tips.

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        Why I Want To Fuck Ronald Reagan

      The First UK printing published as a pamphlet by the Unicorn Bookshop, Brighton, in 1968. One of just 250 copies of which the first 50 were signed and numbered by the author. This copy is unsigned and unnumbered. Quarto. Original silk screened wrappers. Stapled as issued. In near Fine condition with just a hint of toning to the spine. Housed in a custom solander box with gilt titling. This very scarce title is 'written in the style of a scientific paper and catalogues an apocryphal series of bizarre experiments intended to measure the psychosexual appeal of Ronald Reagan, who was then the Governor of California and candidate for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination'. A bookseller who sold the pamphlet was charged with obscenity In 1970. The pamphlet was added as an appendix to Doubleday's first American edition of 'The Atrocity Exhibition', which was destroyed prior to release. A Very scarce 'Ballard' title.

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        Photo Album]: Family of an African-American Man working in Photography at a Department Store. Mostly 1960-1968

      New York City and Newark, other locations 1968 - One oblong folio photo album, measuring 14" x 12.5", plus additional unbound album leaves. Album is screw bound leather with stiff leaves with adhesive backing and mylar over-leaves. The loose leaves are identical to those in the album, but unbound. One screw lacking from the binding, a few leaves lack the mylar over-leaves, the images are firmly mounted on the adhesive leaves and are mostly bright and near fine. Together a total of 439 images mostly chromogenic or Polaroid snapshots, with a modest number of earlier gelatin silver black and white prints. Most are some variant of 3.5" x 3.5". Only a few have captions. A number have ink or stamped dates ranging from 1951-1968, but most are probably from 1960-1968. Most images are from New York City or Newark, New Jersey, and outlying suburban locations. Many of the loose album leaves have old price stickers from the S. Klein department store, probably in Newark.The images appeared to be either taken by or of an African-American man who worked either as a photographer or in the photography section of a department store (possibly Klein's or McCrory's) and of his wife. Many of the images are of the handsome young man with pencil thin mustache dressed in a suit, handling various types of camera equipment or posed either singly or with co-workers in the photography department. There is also an image of a blonde woman wearing a sash with the words "The Polaroaid Camera Girl" on it.There are many images of the woman we believe to be his wife, posed in fashionable clothes. The earliest image of the woman is dated in 1951 and labeled "Me," and there are a few images of her cheerleading at a high school football game. The earliest images of the young man are of him graduating, probably from high school in 1955, another image is of him in an Army uniform.Most of the rest of the images are from the 1960s and show the young couple fashionably dressed, he in neat suits or tuxedos and she in various ball gowns or party dresses. They are shown dancing in night clubs, at Easter or Halloween parades, with new sports cars, or at the beach in Atlantic City, often in studied poses.Despite their sophisticated style, the couple were not immune to the fads or excesses of the 1960s. In a few images the man is seen in a black leather motorcycle jacket and black beret a la the Black Panthers; in a puffy shirt with beret and neckerchief; in another he is seen with bellbottoms, psychedelic headband and vest, while brandishing a bow and arrow in the outdoors. The young woman occasionally exhibits a fondness for cat's eye glasses.While the images are not strictly chronological, the later portions of the album young children, presumably belonging to the couple, are in evidence.A interesting window into the fashionable life of an African-American coupe during the heyday of the 1960s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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