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        PLEASE PLANT THIS BOOK

      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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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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        Inside the Whale and Other Stories

      Penguin Books, 1968. Paperback. Good. 1968. 202 pages. Good condition paperback; as expected for age. Cards, pages, and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues may exist such as shelf wear, inscriptions, light foxing and tanning.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        SOGNA, SUPERUOMO

      LA TRIBUNA, PIACENZA 1968 - GALASSIA ITALIANO N. 95 della collana a cura di U.Malaguti, brossura editoriale illustrata, ingiallita, con fioritura, aloni e lievi segni di usura ai bordi ed al dorso, pagine ingiallite attorno ai testi e con lieve fioritura, fioritura anche ai tagli

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        Brunt H options. 17 eschatological madrigals by a sweetromatic cybernetogamig vampire, by villadrome

      Casa Editrice d'Arte Foglio OG, Macerata - Roma. 1968 - cm 16x24, pag (42), ril edit ill in serigrafia a col, dorso in tela, comp.te ill con interventi verbo-visivi in nero e diverse gradazioni di verde. Tiratura di 200 es. numerati (ma il ns. non riporta numerazione). E.O. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ardengo]
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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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        HABLAR CON PROPIEDAD. Diagramado por Josep María Berenguer & Ezequiel Saad

      - Paris, ediciones del Techo de la Ballena, 1968, 16x14,5 cm, 24 hojas con ilustraciones. "De los numerosos movimientos artísticos venezolanos que confirieron su peculiar nota tumultuosa a la década del sesenta en Caracas, hubo uno que se distinguió por su violencia, su espíritu anárquico, su voluntaria agresividad pública, haciendo de la provocación "un instrumento de investigación humana". Fue el que libérrimamente se autodenominó El Techo de la Ballena". (Dedicatoria y dibujo manuscritos en la parte trasera de la cubierta)

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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        Hi-Ho!

      The Museum of the City of New York 1968 - Printed sheet music and facsimile of handwritten manuscript laid in stiff wraps with ribbon tie, in pictorial white slip case; limited edition, one of 250 copies signed by Ira Gershwin. Very Good with light toning and light soiling to slipcase, letter "A" penciled lightly in corner. Specially prepared for the Friends of the Theatre & Music Collection of the Museum of the City of New York to commemorate a special exhibit. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        My past and thoughts : the memoirs of Alexander Herzen

      London : Chatto & Windus 1968 - 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        The Horse Is Dead

      New York: Random House. (1968). First. First edition. Slight bump on the spine, near fine in near fine dustwrapper with a corresponding bump and a touch of browning at the top flap edges. Warmly Inscribed by the author. Additionally laid in is a nice Autograph Letter Signed by the author to the recipient of the book. Exceptionally uncommon, self-described "tasteless novel" that has something of a cult following. The only inscribed copy we've seen. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        LIVING WITH CHRIS Drawn by Joe Brainard

      - (No place, but NY): A Boke Press Publication, (1968). 4to, original stapled pictorial wrappers. First edition, mimeographed. Some yellowing to back cover along staples; small crease in front cover above corner. "The Chris is not the Chris of The Sonnets. It is Christina Gallup, the daughter of Dick and Carol Gallup, for whom Ted was babysitting when he wrote this poem." [Fischer 26].

      [Bookseller: Tomberg Rare Books]
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        Arbeiterpaar'

      grossformatige Gouache in schwarz-gelb-grün Tönen, unten rechts monogrammiert, rückseitig datiert 1968 : UNIKAT. Bildgröße 50 x 65 cm, unter Passepartout montiert 70 x 90 cm *Nagel, Schwäbisches Künstlerlexikon 79.- Vollmer III, 298.- Malerpoet und Moormaler in Bad Wurzach.-

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Stiftskirche : Bad Wa]
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        LA LETTERATURA RUSSA MODERNA

      Milano, Sansoni, 1968. In-16, brossura, pp. 522. Collana: Le letterature del mondo. Tracce d'uso.

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        L'oeuvre au noir

      Gallimard 1968 - - Gallimard, Paris 1968, 14,5x20,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 95 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers après 45 Hollande. Une légère trace de pliure verticale sur le premier plat. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 95 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, only large paper with 45 Holland paper. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Basketball Diaries" [story in] The World -- Number 11, April 1968

      The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church In-The-Bowery, New York 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Farbiges Voll-Faksimile der Handschrift C der F.F

      Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen mit Kommentarband. Zus. 2 Bde. Stuttgart, Müller u. Schindler, 1968. 116 Bl. (Faksimile) 2 Bl., 48 S., 115 Bl. (Kommentar). Brauner Lederband mit Deckelblindprägung (Faks.) u. Orig.-Halblederband (Kommentar) in Leinen-Schuber Schuber etw. bestoßen. Eins von 500 nummerierten Exemplaren des aufwendig gestalteten Faksimiles. Der von Heinz Engels herausgegebene Kommentarband liegt hier in der für den Vertrieb durch die Phaidon-Press erstellten Ausgabe mit englischsprachigem Titelblatt und einleitendem Text in Englisch (6 S.) vor (der restliche Text in Deutsch). Enthalten sind die Beiträge "Die Handschrift und ihre Provenienz" von Erna Huber und "Die Handschrift C des Nibelungenliedes und der Klage" von Heinz Engels sowie eine zeilen- und seitenidentische Transkription des Textes der Handschrift.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Patzer & Trenkle]
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        Poster]: Michael McClure's The Beard. Directed by Robert Gist. Warner Playhouse

      Warner Playhouse, [Los Angeles] 1968 - Poster. Photographically illustrated on thin card stock printed in red, black, and gray. Approximately 8.5" x 14.5". A bit skinned on the verso where tape has been removed, else very near fine. Poster for the 1968 Los Angeles premiere of the play, where it had migrated after the productions had been shut down in both New York and San Francisco for the simulated oral sex scene in the play. The cast of the L.A. production were arrested 14 nights in a row. In a letter to Stan Brakhage in September 1968, McClure complained, "I'll have to return to L.A. for the opening of the trial of Beard, which starts September 16." The poster was designed by Wallace Berman, publisher of *Semina* and considered by some as the "Father of Assemblage Art," who also provided the photograph of his bare-breasted wife Shirley seen holding a worn pair of boots which graces the poster. Jim Morrison of The Doors attended the L.A. performance and apparently expressed interest in playing the lead in a film version, but alas that contribution to film history went unfulfilled.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire.

      Faber & Faber, London 1968 - First British edition of the author's second volume in the acclaimed Pax Britannica Trilogy. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket that has some tape reinforcement to the verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Film/He, Joe

      Frankfurt, Germany: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1968. Original wraps. Near Fine. The 1968 1st thus, combining the English and German editions into one volume and INSCRIBED BY SAMUEL BECKETT at the title page. Tight and Near Fine in its olive-green wrappers, with one tiny scrape to the rear panel. A dual text, wih the original English at the versos and its corresponding German (tranlated by Erika and Elmer Tophoven) along the rectos. Octavo, crisp black-and-white photos at the rear.

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        NINE SWIMMING POOLS (AND A BROKEN GLASS)

      (RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. NINE SWIMMING POOLS (AND A BROKEN GLASS). Los Angeles: Self-Published, 1968. First Edition 1/2400. 8vo. Printed Wrappers in Glassine. Artist's Book. Fine./Very Good.. np (64pp), 10 color illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Nine Swimming Pools" is Edward Ruscha's eighth artist book from 1968 - a paean to the beauty of the well-appointed Southern California patio, and the blank white page. A most handsome example of the uncommon 1968 first edition (entry B8 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 page 113 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter") limited to two thousand, four hundred unnumbered copies showing a thin margin of light soiling at the bottom edge along the spine in the publisher's well-preserved original glassine wrapper that is missing a few tiny chips along the extremities. A white adhesive label reading "American Distributor: / Wittenborn and Company / 1018 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10021" is affixed to the verso of the final page. 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: 025724

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        Flowers of the Brazilian Forests Collected and Painted by Margaret Mee Foreword on the Brazilian Forests by Roberto Burle Marx with a Preface by Sir George Taylor.

      

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        It's All Zoo

      Garden City: Doubleday. 1968. First. First edition. Fine in a lightly rubbed, very good dustwrapper with very light wear and a modest tear on the rear panel. Author's first book, a humorous novel. Browne later wrote the Harrowhouse series of novels. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        BUSINESS CARDS BY BILLY AL BENGSTON AND EDWARD RUSCHA

      (RUSCHA, EDWARD) (BENGSTON, BILLY AL). Bengston, Billy Al & Edward Ruscha. BUSINESS CARDS BY BILLY AL BENGSTON AND EDWARD RUSCHA. Signed by the Artists. Los Angeles: Self-Published by the Authors, 1968. First Edition 1/1000. 8vo. Wrappers with a Mounted Photo. Artists' Book. Good./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (32pp), profusely illustrated in monochrome. Designed by Edward Ruscha. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Business Cards" is the innovatively designed and bound collaborative artists' book cum objet published in 1968 by Ed Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston. Limited to one thousand unique copies, it details in photographs by Ken Price and Larry Bell the process of the two artists designing their business cards, and the "presentation dinner" at Beverly Hills' The Bistro of the finished product(s). A most presentable example of the first and only edition of this uncommon item (entry B7 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") SIGNED "B. A. B" in black ink and "Ed Ruscha" in blue ink on the front cover with its latigo leather thong complete and unbroken, the cover photograph present, and both cards stapled to the verso of the rear free endpaper showing overall wear and soiling to the faux wood veneer wrappers, a bit of creasing along the spine, and wear and fading to the corner mounts of the cover photograph. In addition there is a thin margin of soiling along the top edge of the inside covers. It has been priced accordingly. 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: 025723

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        The Secret House of Death - SIGNED by the Author

      John Long, 1968. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by John Long in 1968. A very good+ book SIGNED to the title page by the Author without dedication in a very good unclipped wrapper with some creasing to the top edge. Rare signed

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Wedding of Zein and Other Stories.

      London: Heinemann, 1968.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Translated from the Arabic by Denys Johnson-Davies, illustrated by Ibrahim Salahi. SIGNED and INSCRIBED to the flyleaf by both Salih and Johnson-Davies. Octavo, pp.120. Publisher's original blue cloth binding in pictorial dustwrapper. Book is fine. Some toning to white areas of jacket; price-clipped. Near fine. A rare autograph. Tayed Salih was the foremost Sudanese author on the global stage, studying at University of Khartoum then the University of London. He lived and wrote for much of his career in the British capital. His first book 'Season of Migration to the North' (1969) was declared "the most important Arabic novel of the 20th century" by the Arab Literary Academy. The Wedding of Zein was dramatised in Libya and was a prize-winner at the Cannes Film Festival in the '70s. The title story of this collection is a comic novella centering on the unlikely nuptials of the town eccentric Zein. The prestigious Altayeb Salih Prize for Creative Writing was founded in his honour

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        An American Genius. The Life of Ernest Orlando Lawrence

      New York: Dutton, 1968. First edition. Inscribed by the author at the opening event of the Lawrence Hall of Science, in Berkeley. This copy was signed by more than 40 scientists, laboratory staff, officials, and Lawrence family members, including ten Nobel Prize winners. Cloth, tape repair at inner hinge; very good otherwise, in dust jacket. The recipient was a friend of physicist Edwin McMillan and his family, and accompanying the book is a 1978 aquatint etching portrait of McMillan by his son, Stephen. Signed by these Nobel laureates: Luis Alvarez, Carl Anderson, Melvin Calvin, Owen Chamberlain, Donald A. Glaser, William F. Giauque, Edwin M. McMillan, Glenn Seaborg, Emilio Segré, Charles S. Townes.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Christo Store Front

      - New York, The Letter Edged in Black Press, 1968. 27,5 x 17,2 cm, loose as issued. Originally isued as part of SMS n° 1, but also sold separately. 4 pages paper and mylar construction. Mint copy.

      [Bookseller: De blinde reiziger]
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        Run Baby Run.

      Plainfield, NJ: Logos International, 1968. First edition of Cruz's autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Nicky Cruz on the front free endpaper. Additionally signed by David Wilkerson, who as the evangelist who led him to his conversion. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Written with Jamie Buckingham. Introduction by Billy Graham. Rare and desirable signed by Cruz and Wilkerson. The Cross and the Switchblade: Dave Wilkerson's best-selling dramatic book first introduced millions of readers to Nicky Cruz. He was a warlord of a vicious New York City gang, an experienced thief and mugger, and a hardened and violent street criminal all before he reached 18. Run Baby Run is the story of his desperate battle against drugs, alcoholism, and a violent environment, as he searched for a better way of life.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Inscribed Photograph

      Inscribed Photograph. Approximately 10.5" x 13.5". Photographer's stamp of Fabian Bachrach in the lower right corner of the image. Framed. Unexamined out of the frame, foxing to the margins, else all indications are that it is in otherwise fine condition. Inscribed, probably in a secretarial hand, thanking the unnamed recipient for participating in "the Cavalcade of the Stars held at Boston Gardens on May the 5th, 1968..." and Signed by Cushing. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        SELECTED POEMS.

      London: Cape Goliard , 1968 Signed by the Author (in Hebrew) #43/50, light edgewear to dustjacket, spine of dustjacket faded, unmarked.

      [Bookseller: ROSENBLOOM RARE BOOKS]
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