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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.

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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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        The Johnstown Flood

      Simon and Schuster, New York, New York 1968 - Near fine hardcover copy of "The Johnstown Flood" by David G. McCullough in a near fine dust jacket. 1st edition / 1st printing with an original price of $6.95. Signed on title page in my presence. Light toning to the jacket, especially the spine, with one chip at the top of the spine. Red top stain. Slight rubbing to spine. Tight and otherwise clean. Enjoy the first book by the two-time-winner of the Pulitzer Prize! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dans la pluie giboyeuse -

      Gallimard 1968 -, Paris - 1 Volume. In-8 37 pp. Couverture crème rempliée avec titre en rouge. Intérieur parfait. Non coupé. Parfait état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 50 exemplaires de tête sur vélin de Hollande. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

      1968 - Folio (530 x 390mm). Original full natural vellum by Zaehnsdorf, gilt facsimile of author's signature blocked on upper board, vignette of a tejú-assu lizard after Mee blocked in gilt on lower board, spine lettered in gilt, endpapers with printed vignettes of the tejú-assu after Mee, top edges gilt, original green cloth slipcase with gilt lettering-piece on upper panel, original shipping carton addressed to Richard Mitchell, Aldham, Essex and with limitation numbers; pp. [80], title printed in green and black; illustration: original gouache over pencil painting on paper watermarked 'Raffaello Fabbriano' signed 'Margaret Mee' and titled 'Bauhinia' and further inscribed '44' mounted as an additional frontispiece, retaining tissue guard, 32 colour-lithographed plates including frontispiece, all plates retaining tissue guards, text illustrations, double-page map [after Greville Mee] printed in red and black showing Mee's journeys and the locations where the flowers depicted were collected, with loose original prospectus; a fine copy; First and only edition, limited to 500 copies, this no. 42 of 100 de luxe copies signed by Mee to verso of title page and with an original gouache by Mee. Both the issues of 100 de luxe copies and of six copies reserved for the artist contain an original gouache painting by Mee mounted as a frontispiece. Mee's early expeditions into the Amazon region culminated in this, the first major publication of her Brazilian flower paintings and a botanical book of the greatest importance. Not only are the images the result of painstaking observation and meticulous attention to detail, the descriptions -- supplemented by notes from Mee's own travel diaries -- were written by the noted Brazilian, American, and British taxonomists Luiz Emygdio de Mello, Bassett Maguire, Andrà Robyns, Richard S. Cowan, Lyman B. Smith, John J. Wurdack, B.L. Burtt, David R. Hunt, Guido F.J. Pabst, and Raulino Reitz. The text, which is prefaced by an introduction by Mee's friend Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994), the famed Brazilian artist and landscape gardener, has an authoritative rigour that supports the magnificent illustrations. As George Taylor (the Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) remarked in his preface, 'special scientific interest and importance attaches to certain of the plates, which portray species new to science, or are illustrated for the first time, and the consummate quality of all the paintings is enhanced by botanical accuracy in the observation of detail [.] Mee's work is of an unusually high order of excellence, and in the best tradition of flower painting'. The three new species described and illustrated are the Catasetum meeae (no. 16, 'collected by Margaret Mee in the State of Amazonas, at the Içana River [in December 1964], and brought into cultivation at São Paolo where it flowered in July 1965', and named for Mee by Pabst); the Spathiphyllum grazielae (no. 31, collected in Paranapiacaba, São Paolo, in February 1967); the Neoregelia margaretae (no. 25, collected by Mee by the Rio Içana in January 1965 and named for her by Smith). Ruth Stiff and Simon Mayo state that, 'during her journeys, Margaret Mee collected four of the five species of Neoregalia known from Amazonian Brazil, and is credited with first discovering three of them herself -- N. margaretae, N. leviana, and N. meeana. Margaret's significant contribution to the knowledge of this genus helped establish her reputation as both a scientist and a botanical explorer. As Neoregalia margaretae has not yet been recollected, it is known only from Margaret's collections' (M. Mee Margaret Mee's Amazon (Woodbridge and Kew: 2004), p. 302). Flowers of the Brazilian Forests was conceived when Mee's work attracted the attention of Sir George Taylor, the Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, after she had won the Royal Horticultural Society's Grenfell Medal in 1960. Together with the Right Hon. Aylmer Tryon, the owner of the Tryon Gallery in Ma [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Helmuth Qualtinger. s/w Originalphotographie mit eighd. Signatur Hubmanns [ca. 23,5 x 32 cm].

      [Wien, -, 1968.] - [Negativ-Nr. 00137606, laut Imagno]. - Kl. oberflächliche Kratzer alt-retuschiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        LUIS BUNUEL

      University of California Press, Berkeley 1968 - Tay Garnett (1894-1977) was one of the great American film directors of Hollywood's Golden Age, best known for the MGM film noir masterpiece, The Postman Always Rings Twice. This is a presentation copy to him from another great film director, who was one of the subjects in his book DIRECTING: LEARN FROM THE MASTERS, published posthumously in 1996. Inscribed by Luis Bunuel to Tay Garnett "To Tay Garnett with/ my good wishes / and friendship./ Luis Bunuel" . Luis Bunuel was a highly acclaimed Spanish director who, along with Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca, formed the core of the Spanish Surrealist movement. Laminated pictorial covers over cloth spine, worn about edges . spine slightly soiled. Issued without dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Johnnycake Books ABAA, ILAB]
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        A Signed Typed Note On His Illustrated Letterhead With An Additional Original Drawing

      Sebastopol: (Charles Schulz), 1968. Original Letter. No Binding. Very Good +. Charles Schulz. Signed by Author(s). A Letter On His Illustrated Stationary, Typed And Signed As "Sparky", Dated June 24, 1968, To Actress Marjorie Lord Hale, The Snoopy Figure At Bottom Enhanced With Schulz's Ink Drawing Of Snoopy's Thought "That Marjorie... There's A Real Girl!". Also With The Illustrated Schulz Envelope, With Her Typed Address.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Desert Solitaire

      first edition. NY, McGraw-Hill, 1968, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Subtitled A Season in the Wilderness, considered one of his best books, jacket blurbs by A. G. Guthrie, Jr., Tom Lea, and Walter Van Tilburg Clark, illustrated with drawings by Peter Parnall, Abbey provides his own introduction, the book is a result of a seasonal job as a park ranger at Arches National Monument near Moab, UT, this is his first book of nonfiction. Fine, a beauty.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        Landschaft bei Obino. Farbholzschnitt.

      Abzug. 1968 - Bildgrösse: 40x40 cm. In Ralux-Glasrahmen 80x60 cm. Druck in Schwarz, Grün, Rot und Gelb. Entstand in Anlehnung an Tessinerlandschaft. - Kornfeld 33, Seite 50. Unser Abzug ist von der Tochter Müllers selbst abgezogen und entspricht annähernd den bei Kornfeld erwähnten Abzügen. Der Holzschnitt entstand 1925. Es können aber von den Farbholzschnitten von dieser Zeit keine nachgewiesen werden.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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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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        Les Enfants Trouvés de Magritte

      Paris: A.C Mazo et Cie, 1968. EXTREMELY RARE LIMITED EDITION OF Surrealist master RENÉ MAGRITTE'S Les Enfants Trouvés, number 89 of only 350 issues printed on Velin d'Arches. COMPLETE WITH TWELVE BREATHTAKING LITHOGRAPHS. "The art of René Magritte has had an influence far exceeding the confines of the art world. Imagery adapted from his paintings has been widely disseminated for more than half a century through advertising, cartoons, film, book jackets, and popular music... His work has continued to appeal to modern audiences hungry for the puzzling conjunctions of the everyday and the fantastic... The inscrutable nature of Magritte's work--coded, self-referential, and incongruous--has [moreover] intrigued several generations of artists," (Stephanie Barron).The first four illustrations (numbered recto) are magnificently unique, conceived by Magritte specifically for this production. While certainly distinctive, these images--as well as the final eight--represent a summary of his favorite ideas and symbols, many taken from recent pictures: the clouds, female torsos, and birds, to name a few.Eight following illustrations were originally created by Magritte for his mural "The Enchanted Domain". An awing 360-degree eight-panel mural, the masterpiece was painted to fulfill a commission by Gustave J. Nellens, owner of the Casino Communal at Knokke-Le-Zoute in Belgium. A massive undertaking for a famously reclusive artist, Magritte commented:"When asked to devise a series of pictures for the walls of a Casino gaming room, I did not think along the lines expected of me... My intention is to offer an artistic spectacle of some significance, and convey a hitherto unknown feeling, a feeling in keeping with the attitude appropriate to a person living in the universe," (Elle, 1953).Nellens himself amassed quite a significant amount of Magritte art; his collection of paintings and lithographs is, even today, unparalleled.Accompanying poem (in French) by Louis Scutenaire, a poet, close confidant of Magritte, and central figure of the Belgian Surrealist movement.  A.C Mazo et Cie: Paris, 1968. Complete set of twelve color lithographs on Velin d'Arches, each initialed in pencil by the printer Fernand Mourlot, signed on the stone "Magritte" lower right. Oversize folio (46x62 cm). Encased in original illustrated cloth-covered folding box; loose (as issued). Numbered 89/350 on the colophon. COMPLETE PORTFOLIO AND IN FINE CONDITION: INCREDIBLY RARE. Fine.

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        Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, Inc.,, 1968. Tall quarto. Original blue quarter morocco, blue cloth sides, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. With the publisher's slipcase. Title page printed in red and black, 20 tipped-in colour plates, 2 pochoir plates, black and white illustrations to the text, 3 maps and a folding chart. A fine copy. First and limited edition, number 224 of 680 copies printed on handmade paper. Wasson's work on ethno-mycological studies brought increased scholarly attention to the importance of psychoactive plants in cultural and spiritual activities. In this work, through "intelligent and sometimes brilliant but always sensitive and unexpected ways ... [he] proposes a new interpretation of the meaning of Soma". A trade edition of this work was released in 1971.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Halle-Neustadt

      1968 - Red Cloth presentation box, circa 1968, 33 x 26.5 x 5 cm. Containing 35 original, mounted, colour prints comemorating the foundation of Halle-Neustadt in 1967 in the DDR. Contains printed introductory text and comprehensive descriptions of each print. Remarkable for its unusually large size and for its noteworthy images of the city’s swimming pool complex. Condition is near fine, very minor rubbing to box corners and some fading to prints, typical of prints of this age.

      [Bookseller: RRB PHOTOBOOKS]
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        L'oeuvre au noir

      Gallimard 1968 - - Gallimard, Paris 1968, 14x20,5cm, broché. - Edition de l'année de l'originale. Envoi autographe de Marguerite Yourcenar à André Sauvannes : ". Zénon, sombre Zénon. Zénon de Bruges." Petites traces d'insolation en tête et en pied du dos, quelques piqûres sur les tranches. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition of the year of the original. Autographed by Marguerite Yourcenar to André Sauvannes: ". Zénon, dark Zénon . Zénon de Bruges ." Small traces of insolation at the head and foot of the back, a few bites on the slices. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Lyndon B. Johnson Signed Photograph.

      Color photograph of President Lyndon and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson couple in formal attire, signed and inscribed to the deputy director of the FBI, "To Deke de Loach-with our appreciation for your steadfastness and devotion to country-Lady Bird Johnson, Merry Christmas! 1968," and "and Lyndon B. Johnson." A presidential seal, green ribbon, calling card, and White House envelope are affixed to the reverse. Framed and in fine condition. The recipient Deke DeLoach worked at the FBI for nearly thirty years and, in 1965, was promoted by Hoover to Deputy Director. During his post, DeLoach was the third most senior official in the FBI after J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson and was the lead investigator in both the Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinations. The entire piece measures 11.75 inches by 14.75 inches. Lyndon Baines Johnson was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States under President John F. Kennedy from 1961 to 1963. A Democrat from Texas, he previously served as a United States Representative from 1937 to 1949 and then as a United States Senator from 1949 to 1961. He spent six years as Senate Majority Leader, two as Senate Minority Leader, and two more as Senate Majority Whip.

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        L'oeuvre au noir

      Edition of the year of the original. Autographed by Marguerite Yourcenar to André Sauvannes: "... Zénon, dark Zénon ... Zénon de Bruges ..." Small traces of insolation at the head and foot of the back, a few bites on the slices. Gallimard Paris 1968 14x20,5cm broché

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        Allan D'Arcangelo-Yield-1968 Serigraph

      1968 - "Yield" by Allan D'Arcangelo, Unsigned Serigraph printed in 1968. The overall size of the Serigraph is 30 x 19.25 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A: Mint. Here is some supplemental information about the Serigraph: Not numbered and not signed.

      [Bookseller: Art Wise]
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        Les Enfants Trouvés de Magritte

      Paris: A.C Mazo et Cie, 1968. First Edition. Large folding box. Fine. EXTREMELY RARE LIMITED EDITION OF Surrealist master RENÉ MAGRITTE'S Les Enfants Trouvés, number 89 of only 350 issues printed on Velin d'Arches. COMPLETE WITH TWELVE BREATHTAKING LITHOGRAPHS. "The art of René Magritte has had an influence far exceeding the confines of the art world. Imagery adapted from his paintings has been widely disseminated for more than half a century through advertising, cartoons, film, book jackets, and popular music... His work has continued to appeal to modern audiences hungry for the puzzling conjunctions of the everyday and the fantastic... The inscrutable nature of Magritte's work--coded, self-referential, and incongruous--has [moreover] intrigued several generations of artists," (Stephanie Barron). The first four illustrations (numbered recto) are magnificently unique, conceived by Magritte specifically for this production. While certainly distinctive, these images--as well as the final eight--represent a summary of his favorite ideas and symbols, many taken from recent pictures: the clouds, female torsos, and birds, to name a few. Eight following illustrations were originally created by Magritte for his mural "The Enchanted Domain". An awing 360-degree eight-panel mural, the masterpiece was painted to fulfill a commission by Gustave J. Nellens, owner of the Casino Communal at Knokke-Le-Zoute in Belgium. A massive undertaking for a famously reclusive artist, Magritte commented: "When asked to devise a series of pictures for the walls of a Casino gaming room, I did not think along the lines expected of me... My intention is to offer an artistic spectacle of some significance, and convey a hitherto unknown feeling, a feeling in keeping with the attitude appropriate to a person living in the universe," (Elle, 1953). Nellens himself amassed quite a significant amount of Magritte art; his collection of paintings and lithographs is, even today, unparalleled. Accompanying poem (in French) by Louis Scutenaire, a poet, close confidant of Magritte, and central figure of the Belgian Surrealist movement.   A.C Mazo et Cie: Paris, 1968. Complete set of twelve color lithographs on Velin d'Arches, each initialed in pencil by the printer Fernand Mourlot, signed on the stone "Magritte" lower right. Oversize folio (46x62 cm). Encased in original illustrated cloth-covered folding box; loose (as issued). Numbered 89/350 on the colophon. COMPLETE PORTFOLIO AND IN FINE CONDITION: INCREDIBLY RARE.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Sämtliche Werke. Jubiläumsausgabe in zwanzig Bänden. Auf Grund des von Ludwig Boumann, Friedrich Förster, Eduard Gans, Karl Hegel, Leopold von Henning, Heinrich Gustav Hotho, Philipp Marheineke, Karl Ludwig Michelet, Karl Rosenkranz und Johannes Schulze besorgten Originaldruckes in Faksimileverfahren neu herausgegeben von Hermann Glockner. Mit einem Vorwort zur Jubiläumsausgabe. (complete set in 22 volumes).

      Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Friedrich Frommann Verlag (Günther Holzboog), 1958-1968. - 22 vols. Original cloth hardcovers; 21x13.5 cm. Text in German / Deutsch [Fraktur Schrift] - (library tickets/ traces of removed tickets, stamps on title pages, vol. 16 slightly misprinted/ 1 page bound in the wrong place) Although still very good complete set, firm bindings and text is clean. See picture. 12900g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers ILAB]
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        Dragonflight

      New York: Walker and Company, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Near fine with light bruising to spine ends, in a Near Fine un-clipped dust jacket with seven strips of brown paper tape reinforcements made to the blank verso, mainly at spine ends and ends of flap folds, which cause slight waviness visible from the front side. The first book in the Dragonriders of Pern series.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        LETTERE AD ALFREDO CASELLI 1898 1910

      MONDADORI, 1968. ITALIANO 0,88 Ed. integrale a cura di Felice Del Beccaro, lieve ingiallimento delle pagine che rimangono comunque in buonissimo stato di conservazione, brossura editoriale morbida con sovraccoperta avorio con titoli rossi e neri, ingiallita al dorso e con due aloni, con cofanetto in anonimo cartoncino ingiallito dal tempo USATO

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        The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

      First edition, first printing and an unusually attractive copy in the bright dust jacket. The Double Helix is one of the most significant first-hand accounts of the scientific process written during the 20th-century. With "Pepys-like frankness," Watson describes science as it actually happens, including the frustrations, dead-ends, and gritty political battles on the path to intellectual glory. Richard Feynman praised Watson's account, writing that, "He has described admirably how it feels to have that frightening and beautiful experience of making a great scientific discovery". New York: Atheneum, 1968. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind, red endpapers, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Contemporary photocopied review loosely inserted. Spine very slightly rolled, some small spots to the top edge of the text block, just a little fading and rubbing at the extremities of the cloth. An excellent copy in the bright, price-clipped dust jacket with a very small chip near the top of the spine panel and a little minor rubbing and some minuscule nicks at the edges.

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        BREAKFAST IN PERIGORD.

      - Essays on various occasions and in diverse moods. With favourite quotations. Decorated and enlivened with 60 illustrations & devices. Written and contrived by Sir William Russell Flint. Pp. 132(last colophon, verso blank), printed in red, blue, dull gilt & black, frontispiece, pictorial title page, and numerous text illustrations (several full page), pictorial endpapers, numerous decorative initials and small text ornaments; f'cap. folio; qr. black morocco, spine lettered in gilt, white canvas boards, upper board with small Flint silhouette design in black at centre, the leather a trifle rubbed, cloth faintly soiled; t.e.g.; within maroon papered slipcase, which is lightly worn; privately printed for Sir William Russell Flint by Charles Skilton, London, 1968. Edition limited to 525 numbered copies, signed by the author/artist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Andy Warhol : publ. on the occasion of the Andy Warhol exhibition at Moderna museet in Stockholm, February-March 1968

      Inbunden bok. Vi kommer begära FÖRSKOTTSBETALNING för denna bok, beställ inte om du inte accepterar detta, notera skick nedan.. Häftad i mjuk pärm..1968. Stockholm. Moderna Museet.(Konst & Arkitektur ISBN: 9177362497) Beskrivning :==>> Pärmens framsida har ett veck rakt över sidan. Syns inte så bra på utsidan men märks när man tar i pärmen. Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 -- utställningskataloger#601-31 [Wilkmans Antikvariat]

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        Snow White

      London: Jonathan Cape. (1968). First. Uncorrected proof of the first English edition. Fine in wrappers and fine proof dustwrapper with a publisher's stamp on the front panel. The author's first novel. Very scarce in this format. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Sammelband Futura 1 Bis 13, Sammelband Futura 14 Bis 26

      Edition Hansjörg Mayer, Stuttgart 1968 - Stuttgart: Edition Hansjörg Mayer, 1968. Two 16 x 24 cm (6.3 x 9.45") card stock sleeves letterpressed in black each containing thirteen folded letterpressed and offset printed broadsides measuring 16 x 24 cm folded, 64 x 48 cm unfolded (6.3 x 9.45" folded, 25.2 x 18.9" unfolded). Text in English, French, German, and Japanese.A complete two-volume set of twenty-six broadsides (one for every letter of the alphabet) with each issue devoted to an individual concrete poet, artist, or writer. Edited and published 1965 - 1968 by Hansjörg Mayer, this iconic broadside series rooted in the lowercase font Futura, is a seminal publication as it relates to concrete and visual poetry, typography, printmaking, and conceptual art. Vol. 1 contains work by -1. Mathias Goeritz: Die goldene botschaft, 1965; 2. Klaus Burkhardt: Coldtypestructure, 1965; 3. Max Bense: Tallose Berge, 1965; 4. Reinhard Döhl: 4 Texte, 1965; 5. Louis Zukofsky: "a" - 9, 1966; 6. Bohumila Grögerova/Josef Hirsal: Job boj, 1966; 7. Ian Hamilton Finlay: 5 poems, 1966; 8. Claus Bremer: Engagierende texte, 1966; 9. Augusto de Campos: Luxo lixo, 1966; 10. Edward Lucie Smith: Cloud sun fountain statue, 1966; 11. Dieter Rot: Zum laut lesen, 1966; 12. Emmett Williams: Rotapoems, 1966; 13. Frieder Nake: Computergrafik, 1966 Vol. 2 contains work by - 14. Carlo Belloli: Sole solo, 1966; 15. Jonathan Williams: Polycotyledonous poems, 1967; 16. Hiro Kamimura: 5 vokaltexte, 1967; 17. Wolfgang Schmidt: Sl6köpfig, 1967; 18. Pierre Garnier: Six odes concretesa la picardie, 1967; 19. Bob Cobbing: Chamber Music, 1967; 20. Edwin Morgan: Emergent Poems, 1967; 21. Dick Higgins: January Fish, 1967; 22. Wolf Vostell: De coll age aktionstext, 1967; 23. Herman de Vries: Permutierbarer text, 1967; 24. Peter Schmidt: Programmed square 11, 1968; 25. Andre Thomkins: palindrome, 1968; 26. Robert Filliou: Galerie legitime, 1968 Both card stock sleeve portfolios show trace amounts of rubbing and minor surface creasing to margins with two minor closed 5 mm tears at the head and foot of Vol. 2. The twenty-six broadsides with light age toning and trace amounts of rubbing to back of issue no. 13, else fine.

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        Please Plant This Book

      Santa Barbara and San Francisco Graham Mackintosh 1968 - First Edition and Limited edition of Brautigan's "Please Plant This Book" Poetry BRAUTIGAN, Richard. Please Plant This Book. [Santa Barbara and San Francisco: Graham Mackintosh, 1968]. First Edition. Limited edition (exact quantity is unknown, but somewhere between 1,500-5,000 copies). Small folder (7 x 6 1/4 inches; 176 x 160 mm when closed). Folder contains eight seed packets. Each seed packet has a poem by Brautigan on the front and planting instructions on the back. Four flower seed packets (California Native Flowers, Sweet Akyssum Royal Carpet, Calendula, and Shasta Daisy) and four vegetable seed packets (Carrots, Parsley, Lettuce, and Squash). This folder was to be for free distribution. Front cover of folder printed with three sepia photographs of young girl Caledonia Jahrmarkt by Bill Brach, a Haight-Ashbury photographer. Front and back lettered in brown ink. Inside, eight seed packets of various colors (orange, yellow, blue, green, and brown), each with a different poem by Brautigan printed on it. Overall fine with seed packets unopened. "First published in March 1968, Please Plant This Book, a collection of eight poems printed on eight seed packets placed in a folder, was Brautigan's fourth collection of poetry; his sixth poetry publicaton.A limited edition (exact number unknown; reports suggest 1,500-5,000 copies; Brautigan stated 5,000 in his 1968 application for a Guggenheim Fellowship) was published, all for free distribution. This was Brautigan's last independent publishing venture.Given Brautigan's interest in the presentation of his work in print it seems likely that he had some specific order in mind for the seed packets. There is, however, no definitive information about what that order was to be. Reportedly, the first copies of Please Plant This Book were to be given away on 20 March 1968, at the First Day of Spring Celebration in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park." (From Brautigan dot net). HBS 67851. $1,350 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories

      New York: Harper & Row, 1968. First Edition, as stated. First Edition (so stated) of the author's first book published in English translation, a novella and eight short stories. 8vo: [4],170pp. Publisher's quarter-bound brick-red cloth stamped in burgundy, mustard paper-covered boards, fore-edge untrimmed, boldly patterned end papers, illustrated dust jacket priced $5.95. Virtually pristine, an exemplary example, apparently unread, showing all first-issue points ('H-S' code on copyright page, without number line on terminal leaf), in a bright, nearly flawless first-issue jacket (Jerry Bauer credited for photograph of the author on the back panel, date code 0968 on front flap), with just mild toning to top of the back panel and a minute, nearly unnoticeable rub at the front spine-panel fold. Truly a collector's copy. "Written between 1956 and 1957 and first published in 1961, the title novella (the book also includes a second, longer novella, Big Mama's Funeral) tells the story of an impoverished, retired colonel, a veteran of the Thousand Days' War, who still hopes to receive the pension he was promised some fifteen years earlier. The colonel lives with his asthmatic wife in a small village under martial law, during the years of "La Violencia" in Colombia, when martial law and censorship prevailed. They have lost their only son to political repression. In his memoir Vivir para contarla (Living to Tell the Tale, 2002), García Márquez explained that the story was inspired by his grandfather, who was also a colonel and who never received the pension he was promised. But it's also possible he drew inspiration from his experience of unemployment in 1956 after the newspaper he had been working for shut down, when he witnessed the lives of the many destitute around him. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        77 Dream Song [with] His Toy, His Dream, His Rest [Inscribed]

      New York: Farrar, Straus / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine-. First Printings of Berryman's Dream Songs sequence, winner of the Pulitzer Prize (77 Dream Songs) and the National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize for poetry (His Toy, His Dream, His Rest). Complete in two octavo volumes: xii,84; xxii,317,[1]pp. 77 Dream Songs: Publisher's navy blue calico cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge stained pink, pale yellow end papers; white illustrated dust jacket dust jacket printed in black, yellowish-brown, and deep pink, and priced $3.95. About Fine (one tip bumped), in about Fine jacket. His Toy: Publisher's navy blue calico cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge stained pink, pale yellow laid end papers, typographic dust jacket printed in green, yellow and purplish pink on black background, priced $6.50. Signed by Berryman on front flyleaf and inscribed: "To Joseph Hass / John Berryman [underscored]." (Haas was the Chicago Daily News reporter who interviewed Berryman on several occasions, as well as, perhaps, more famously, Bob Dylan.) About Fine (slight fading to topstain); About Fine jacket (slight toning and wrinkling to rear panel's upper edge, trivial spots lower edge). Stefanik A11.1.a and A16.1.a. In the mid-1950s, Berryman began an intensive written analysis of his dreams that "led him toward a new sort of poem, a short, jazzy lyric spoken by a persona, or sometimes by a number of voices. The new poems, which would eventually become The Dream Songs, explored deep recesses of the unconscious, Oedipal tendencies, intense feelings of loss, . . . By the early 1960s he had a suitcase of these new poems, written primarily in eight-line stanzas and spoken by a character named Henry, whom Berryman later described as a white middle-aged man who has suffered an 'irreversible loss.' . . . Berryman put a substantial group of the poems together and published them in 1964 as 77 Dream Songs. . . . Four years later, he published a larger collection of Dream Songs titled His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, bringing the total number published to 385. . . . The themes of The Dream Songs are many, including: love, death, fame, history, politics, and the individual in relation to society. The sequence includes a number of memorable elegies for fellow poets, and remarkable individual poems brooding over the death of a father. However, it is the voice and character of Henry, and the unique style of the poems, driven by Henry's humour, depression, and strange associations, which continue to fascinate readers." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Offering flowers . . . The Aztecs had a Feast

      [Guildford, England], [Circle Press], [1968]. 3 color silkscreen broadside. 20 x 30 inches. One of 100 signed (by Tyson) , numbered and dated impressions. OCLC Number: 16952276 [broadside statement, opening words] From the original Nahuatl texts recorded by Bernardino de Sahagun C16th, in the Florentine Codex, arranged by Jerome Rothenberg from translations by Arthur J.O. Anderson & Charles E. Dibble, & printed in J R's Technicians of the Sacred, Doubleday ... Provenance: Peter Howard, Serendipity Books. Berkeley.

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        The Gospel Singer. (Association copy).

      NY: William Morrow & Company, 1968. - First printing. 8vo. 248 pp. Original light green cloth binding. With a fabulous full-page INSCRIPTION from Crews to Don Kaufmann: "November 1974. For Don Kaufmann, The first is always the crippled one, but that does not mean I could live it less -- the Gospel Singer, being the first, will in ways that are unsayable always be the best. Harry Crews." The late Don Kaufmann was a close friend of Crews, a scholar and a noted collector of American literature whose collection was sold in two featured Heritage Auctions recently. The green cloth and navy blue endpapers are slightly mottled, as always, Kaufmann's small ink stamp top of front free endpaper, else this is a tight, fine book in a bright, fine price-intact ($4.95) DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An extensive collection of his stories in serial publications

      1952-1968. Together 57 stories in 88 issues, including some duplicates as detailed. All in original pictorial wrappers. Some chipping, browning, and handling wear. Comprises: "The Skull". In: If, Worlds of Science Fiction. September 1952. B3. 2 copies. - "The Little Movement". In: Fantasy and Science Fiction. November 1952. B4. 1 copy. - "The Defenders". In: Galaxy. January 1953. B5. 2 copies. - "Mr. Spaceship". In: Imagination. January 1953. B6. 1 copy. - "Piper in the Woods". In: Imagination. February 1953. B7a. 2 copies. - "Colony". In: Galaxy. June 1953. B12. 2 copies. - "Impostor". In: Astounding Science Fiction. June 1953. B14. 1 copy. - "Martians Come in Clouds". In: Fantastic Universe. June-July 1953. B17. 3 copies . - "The Cosmic Poachers". In: Imagination. July 1953. B18a. 3 copies. - "Expendable". In: Fantasy and Science Fiction. July 1953. B19. 1 copy . - "The Variable Man". In: Space Science Fiction. September 1953. B21. 2 copies. - "Out in the Garden". In: Fantasy Fiction. August 1954. B22a. 1 copy. - "The Commuter ". In: Amazing Stories. August-September 1953. B23. 1 copy. - "The King of the Elves". In: Beyond Fantasy Fiction. September 1953. B25. 2 copies. - "The Trouble with Bubbles". In: If, Worlds of Science Fiction. September 1953. B26. 1 copy. - "Planet for Transients". In: Fantastic Universe. October-November 1953. B28. 1 copy. - "Project: Earth". In: Imagination. December 1953. B31. 1 copy. - "Tony and the Beetles". In: Orbit Science Fiction. 1953. B34. 1 copy. - "Beyond the Door". In: Fantastic Universe . January 1954. B35. 2 copies. - "The Crystal Crypt". In: Planet Stories. January 1954. B36. 1 copy. - "The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford ". In: Fantasy and Science Fiction. January 1954. B38. 2 copies. - "The Golden Man". In: if - Worlds of Science Fiction. April 1954. B40a. 1 copy. - "James P. Crow". In: Planet Stories . May 1954. B41. 2 copies . - "Prominent Author ". In: if - Worlds of Science Fiction. May 1954. B42. 1 copy. - "Small Town". In: Amazing Stories. May 1954. B43. 2 copies. - "Survery Team". In: Fantastic Universe. May 1954. B44. 2 copies. - "Breakfast at Twilight". In: Amazing Stories. July 1954. B47. 2 copies. - "The Crawlers ". In: Imagination. July 1954. B48. 1 copy. - "Of Withered Apples". In: Cosmos. July 1954. B49a. 3 copies. - "Shell Game". In: Galaxy. September 1954. B51(2). 1 copy. - "Adjustment Team". In: Orbit Science Fiction. September-October 1954. B52. 2 copies. - "Meddler". In: Future Science Fiction. October 1954. B53. 4 copies. - "Souvenir". In: Fantastic Universe. October 1954. B54. 3 copies. â€" "A World of Talent". In: Galaxy. October 1954. B55. 2 copies. - "Progeny". In: If, Worlds of Science Fiction. November 1954. B56. 1 copy. - "The Last of the Masters". In: Orbit Science Fiction. 1954. B58. 1 copy. - "The Father-Thing". In: Fantasy and Science Fiction. December 1954. B59a. 1 copy. - "The Turning Wheel". In: Science Fiction Stories. 1954. B62. 1 copy. - "War Veteran". In: if - Worlds of Science Fiction. March 1955. B63. 1 copy . - "Captive Market". In: If, Worlds of Science Fiction. 1957. B64. 1 copy. - "Nanny". In: Startling Stories. Spring 1955. B65. 1 copy. - "The Hood Maker". In: Imagination. June 1955. B66. 1 copy. - "The Chromium Fence". In: Imagination. July 1955. B67. 3 copies. - "A Surface Raid". In: Fantastic Universe. July 1955. B69. 2 copies. - "To Serve the Master". In: Imagination. February 1956. B76. 2 copies. - "Pay for the Printer". In: Satellite Science Fiction. October 1956. B77. 1 copy. - "The Unreconstructed M". In: The Original Science Fiction Stories. January 1957. B80. 1 copy. - "Misadjustment". In: Science Fiction Quarterly. February 1957. B81a. 1 copy. - "Explorers We". In: Fantasy and Science Fiction. January 1959. B83. 1 copy. - "Recall Mechanism". In: If, Worlds of Science Fiction. July 1959. B84. 1 copy. - "Waterspider". In: If, Worlds of Science Fiction. January 1964. B94. 2 copies. - "Precious Artifact". In: Galaxy. October 1964. B102a. 1 copy. - "Service Call". In: Science Fiction Stories. July 1955. B682. 1 copy. - "A Surface Raid". In: Fantastic Universe. July 1955. B692. 1 copy. - "Return Match". In: Galaxy. February 1967. B1112. 2 copies. - "Not By Its Cover". In: Famous Science Fiction. Summer 1968. B1132. 1 copy.

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        Night of January 16th.

      The World Publishing Company, New York and Cleveland 1968 - First edition of this play by Ayn Rand. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication by Ayn Rand on the front free endpaper. Rear endpaper with light wear, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Night of January 16th is a theatrical play by Ayn Rand, inspired by the death of the "Match King", Ivar Kreuger. Set in a courtroom during a murder trial, an unusual feature of the play is that members of the audience are chosen to play the jury. The court hears the case of Karen Andre, a former secretary and lover of businessman Bjorn Faulkner, of whose murder she is accused. The play does not directly portray the events leading to Faulkner's death; instead the jury must rely on character testimony to decide whether Andre is guilty. The play's ending depends on the verdict. Rand's intention was to dramatize a conflict between individualism and conformity, with the jury's verdict revealing which viewpoint they preferred. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

      New York, Toronto, London, Sydney: McGraw-Hill Book Company. Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Abbey, Edward. Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness. New York, Toronto, London, Sydney: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1968). Signed by author on first free endpaper. First Edition. Octavo. 269 pages. Brown cloth covered boards with white and tan lettering on spine. Moderate underlining in first third of book, mostly in pencil but several instances of pen noted. Head and foot of spine is pushed with boards showing light fading to edges. Pictorial dust jacket is price-clipped with white and lettering and Peter Parnall design. Lightly chipped to edges. Book is square and tight and shows nicely. One of Abbey's classic works; His observations and love for the desert while working as a seasonal park ranger at Arches National Park, near the beautiful southern Utah community of Moab, Utah. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of this classic. ; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 269 pp; Signed by Author .

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        Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality

      The Hague: Mouton, 1968. Limited ed. Hardcover. Fine. Limited Edition. Number 366 of 680 copies. Bound in quarter Niger. Hardcover. 4to. 381pp. Fine in original slipcase.

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        Lyndon B. Johnson Signed Photograph.

      - Color photograph of President Lyndon and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson couple in formal attire, signed and inscribed to the deputy director of the FBI, "To Deke de Loach-with our appreciation for your steadfastness and devotion to country-Lady Bird Johnson, Merry Christmas! 1968," and "and Lyndon B. Johnson." A presidential seal, green ribbon, calling card, and White House envelope are affixed to the reverse. Framed and in fine condition. The recipient Deke DeLoach worked at the FBI for nearly thirty years and, in 1965, was promoted by Hoover to Deputy Director. During his post, DeLoach was the third most senior official in the FBI after J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson and was the lead investigator in both the Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinations. The entire piece measures 11.75 inches by 14.75 inches. Lyndon Baines Johnson was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States under President John F. Kennedy from 1961 to 1963. A Democrat from Texas, he previously served as a United States Representative from 1937 to 1949 and then as a United States Senator from 1949 to 1961. He spent six years as Senate Majority Leader, two as Senate Minority Leader, and two more as Senate Majority Whip. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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