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        A pair of Toronto hotel keys from 1969, the year Jimi Hendrix was busted for drug possession in Canada, given by Hendrix to his longtime friend and rhythm guitarist, Larry Lee. Accompanied by notes Lee kept during the summer of 1969 including two phone numbers for Hendrix

      New York, c. July-September 1969. 3" x 4.5", 2.5" x 2.5". "An incredible set of artifacts, a pair of hotel keys used by Jimi Hendrix during a 1969 stay in Toronto, together with a set of holograph notes in the hand of Hendrix's longtime friend Lawrence ""Larry"" Lee (1943-2007), who played rhythm guitar for Hendrix in The Gypsy Sun & Rainbows that performed at Woodstock in August 1969. The keys, manufactured by Yale, are stamped, ""4-280"" and ""4-295."" Affixed to each key ringhole is an embossed plastic return tag for a P.O. Box in Toronto. The notes consist of three sheets, 5.5"" x 6.75"" (missing one quadrant), 3"" x 4.5"", and 2.5"" x 2.5"" bear a list of phone numbers in the hand of Larry Lee and include two phone numbers for Hendrix, one presumably in New York City, and the other for the house near Shokan, New York where Hendrix rehearsed and recorded during the summer of 1969 prior to his historic appearance at Woodstock. The keys bear only minor wear, the notes while mostly free of soiling are heavily creased, and the largest, which is missing it's top left quadrant bears other fold separations. According to the original typed provenance that accompanied these keys and notes, one of the keys belonged to Hendrix and the other to Lee. However we can find no evidence indicating that Lee accompanied Hendrix to Toronto. Hendrix and Lee only reunited for a very short time, starting in mid-July until Lee left for Memphis late September 1969. Whoever typed the original notes may have confused some facts as they were being related by Lee and the keys may have been left with Lee some time during the summer of 1969 during the short existence of The Gypsy Sun & Rainbows, or perhaps (and more remotely) during an impromptu reunion between Hendrix and Lee backstage at a concert in Memphis, Tennessee on June 9, 1970. By that reckoning, these could have been the hotel keys Hendrix used during his May 3, 1969 concert appearance, which was the same day he was arrested for drug-possession (and hastily released after one of the arresting officers noted that his son had tickets and would have hell to pay if he didn't get Jimi processed and released in time); or his June 18-19, 1969 stay in Toronto for his preliminary hearing to set his court date. The list includes two phone numbers for Hendrix, one simply reads, ""Jimi 473-1729,"" which is most likely where Hendrix was staying in New York City at the time. (He did not have a permanent place in New York until he leased an apartment in a pre-war building at 59 West 12th Street in the fall of 1969). The second number, is listed as ""Jimmy's House - 657-2729."" The exchange traces to Shokan, New York where Hendrix rented a house for the summer of 1969, and where he held the rehearsals for his Woodstock performance. Others who appear on the notes include ""Jerry Velez,"" who played hand-percussion with The Gypsy Sun & Rainbows at Woodstock. Another boldface name that appears is ""Bow legs,"" most likely Gene ""Bowlegs"" Miller (1933-1987), the legendary Memphis band leader and producer. Lawrence ""Larry"" Lee was a student at Tennessee State University, writing songs for Stax records on the side, when he first encountered Hendrix with Billy Cox at the Del Morocco, a Nashville nightclub. At first Lee thought Hendrix to be ""the worst guitar player I had ever heard."" (John McDermott, Interview with Larry Lee, Guitar World, October 2005) Looking for someone to practice with, Lee thought Hendrix a perfect fit: ""I was just happy I wasn't the worst guitar player in Nashville."" As it turned out, Hendrix had been playing a very mediocre guitar and even worse amplifier. Lee encountered Hendrix a few weeks later and was thunderstruck. Jimi had acquired a new guitar, ""and man did he surprise me! His ideas were different from other players-but he was good! Once he got that guitar, he was always great."" The pair played together with Joe Fisher and the Barnevilles and other acts (including the King Kasuals with Billy Cox). In late 1963, the pair parted: Jimi for the East Coast and Lee was drafted into the Army and spent some time in Vietnam where he was wounded. Lee hadn't been discharged for more than two weeks in mid July-1969 when he received a call from Billy Cox asking him to come and play with Jimi and him. Hendrix was then forming a new group to replace the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Lee accepted the invitation, and he, together with Cox on bass, Mitch Mitchell on drums, Juma Sultan on percussion and Jerry Velez on congas, formed The Gypsy Sun & Rainbows. They spent the balance of July and early August rehearsing at an eight-bedroom house that Hendrix's management had rented for him for the summer near Shokan, New York. They most famously performed at Woodstock on August 18, 1969. The combo only performed again live once, at a street festival in Harlem in September 1969 before disbanding. The same month, Lee left New York for Memphis where he established himself as a session guitarist and band director, most notably for Al Green's touring band appearing on Johnny Carson and television specials worldwide. Provenance: Lawrence Lee 1943-2007; Lee Family; Sotheby's, New York, December 17, 1991, Lot 461A (with original copy of the auction catalog included). The artifacts were part of a larger collection of Hendrix memorabilia obtained by Lee during the 1960s. Images and copies of the other pieces in the collection are included for reference."

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        Jackie Kennedy hand draws a poster in honor of the retirement of White House Chief Usher, J.B. West, signing on behalf of five first ladies

      [Washington, DC], March 7, 1969. 9" x 13". "Manuscript Broadside, ""Mr West is the best,"" 9"" x 13"", [Washington], March 7, 1969, accomplished in red, blue and green watercolor. Light marginal wear and scattered foxing, else very good. Paperclip mark else fine.Featuring an image of a compass at the top left, and a heart and arrow at bottom, Jackie Kennedy offers the retiring Chief White House Usher J.B. West a warm, ""Welcome Home,"" and signs on behalf of several former first ladies, including ""Eleanor [Roosevelt],"" , ""Bess [Truman],"" ""Mamie, [Eisenhower],"" ""Lady Bird [Johnson],"" as well as herself: ""Jackie."" Kennedy also adds the names of the current first lady ""Pat (Thelma) [Nixon],"" Jackie's longtime friend and White House social secretary, ""Nancy [Tuckerman],"" her press secretary ""Pam[ela Turner],"" and Caroline and John's nanny, ""Maud Shaw."""

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        Elles

      London: Toulouse-Lautrec Circle, 1969. First edition thus. Limited edition.. Hardback. Large Folio. (22.5 x 17.5 inches). Limited to 1250 copies, this being 872. pp.41. 11 lithographs, each numbered in pencil next to a blind stamp, with the extra lithograph "Clownesse au Moulin Rouge", loosely inserted, which is No.676 of an edition limited to 5000 copies). Portfolio is complete, with original buyer's Certificate with typed owner's name (available on request). Bound in original Zaehnsdorf quarter black leather with yellow illustrated boards in fine condition. All lithos numbered in pencil also fine. A handsome collection, housed in the original matching yellow slip-case, somewhat worn and faded. Contents Fine. Slipcase Very Good. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Mudiriyah al-'Ammah lil-Tharwah al-Ma'diniyah].

      Jeddah, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 1966-1967 and 1969. - Collection of 14 maps (nos. MI 1-13 and MI 18). Mostly in full colour; various sizes but mostly ca. 70 x 100 cm; scale mostly 1:100,000 (MI 3: 1:250,000; MI 6: 1:2,470 [b&w]; MI 7: ca. 1:1,600 [b&w with red overlays]; MI 8: 1:800 [b&w with red overlays]; MI 9: set of 2 maps [ca. 1:2,340 and 1:1,200] and 1 cross-section [all b&w, maps with red overlays]). All folded in original brown printed envelopes. 14 maps of the 25-map series published between 1966 and 1971, including the complete set of the first 13 maps. Many photomaps based on aerial reconaissance and photomosaics, showing geological or geochemical information. Some sheets include location diagrams, text, notes, cross sections, charts, index map, and insets. The mapped resources also concern ancient gold mines. Among the credited cartographers are some Arabian scientists, but mainly Americans: James Mytton, Robert F. Johnson, Virgil A. Trent, C. W. Smith, J. Kouther, M. Q. Asad, Gerrit Eijkelboom, Mohammed Gendi, Bernard Henry, Xavier Leca, Mohammed Shanti, Phillippe Delange, and Jean Pflaum. Abdullah O. Ankary contributed to the text of several maps, and much of the geology is based on work done in the 1950s and early 1960s by Glen F. Brown, one of the pioneers of the partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Saudi government which began in the 1940s, spanned the next five decades and played such an important role in the development of the kingdom. Also, the map and envelope design closely match that of the geological maps of Saudi Arabia issued by the USGS since the 1950s. - Perfectly preserved.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Slaughterhouse-Fine

      Delacorte 1969 - A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, signed by Vonnegut on the half-title page. First Printing stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Gen. Anthony McAuliffe signs and pens his famous quote "Nuts!" which was his reply to the German commander who had demanded his surrender - also, and perhaps uniquely, signed by Gen. Omar Bradley whose decision to commit McAuliffe's 101st Airborne Division to defend Bastogne resulted in the incident

      Washington, D. C./n.p., Dec. 29, 1969/n.d.. 4.5" x 2.25", 7.25" x 10.5". "Card Signed ""A.C. McAuliffe / Nuts!"" and ""Omar Bradley,"" 4.5"" x 2.25"" with printed partial U.S. Seal on verso. ""Nuts!"" with the exclamation point is 2.25"" long, probably the largest extant. Neatly hinged at bottom to an Autograph Letter Signed ""A C McAuliffe,"" 1p, 7.25"" x 10.5"". Washington, D.C., December 29, 1969. Fine condition.It was Gen. Omar Bradley's decision to commit the airborne troops and the other units to the defense of Bastogne.During the first week of the Battle of the Bulge, on December 22, 1944, General Anthony C. McAuliffe, acting Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, issued his famous reply of ?Nuts!? to German General von Lüttwitz who demanded that he surrender. The 101st was able to hold off the Germans until reinforcements arrived on December 26th. For his actions at Bastogne, on December 30, 1944, Gen. McAuliffe was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by General George S. Patton, Jr.In ""The Patton Papers,"" Volume 2, Gen. Patton wrote, ""I told [Gen. Troy] Middleton to give ground and blow up bridges so that we can get the enemy further extended before we hit him in flank. However, on Bradley's suggestion, in which Middleton strongly concurred, we decided to hang on to Bastogne ... This decision committed the airborne troops and the other units to their heroic defense of Bastogne, where Anthony McAuliffe, in temporary command of the 101st while [Gen.] Maxwell Taylor was in the United States, would respond to the German ultimatum to surrender with his famous 'Nuts.'""Letters concerning the ""Nuts!"" incident rarely come on the market. In the last 30 years, only three have been sold at Christie's and Sotheby's with a 1969 letter selling for $13,000 at Christie's in 1994.Gen. McAuliffe's ALS, in full, ""Dear Mr. Kover: I regret that I was never a Scout, although I have always greatly admired the organization and contribute to it. My son still cherishes his merit badges and the skills which they represent. He loves the outdoors, is accomplished in woodcraft and camping and appreciative of nature. All this he learned as a Scout, and I have learned much from him. Of course, he is also a clean liver with high moral principles."""

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        Die Marquesaner und ihre Kunst. Studien über die Entwicklung primitiver Südseeornamentik. 3 Vols

      Dietrich Reimer / Hacker Art Books, Berlin / New York 1969 - Vol. I: Folio, 199pp. Vol. II: Folio. v, 292pp. Vol. III: Folio Oblong. Unpaginated, 823 photographs and drawings on 84 plates. Vol. I original illustrated beige cloth with black and red lettering on cover. Vols. II + III brown cloth with gold lettering on spine. Decorative endpapers Vol. I. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings and reproductions of artwork. Study of the development of primitive ornamentation in the South Pacific based on his personal experience and material from museums. Unique, exhaustive documentation of ornamentation, sculpture, weaponry, tattoos on the Marquesas Islands. Text in German. Binding vol. I bumped with small chips and tears at spine and right front corner. Soiled in front and back. Front endpapers lightly soiled. Blind stamp and ink stamp of previous owners on title page. Water damage in upper right corner throughout with resulting abrasions from glued pages separated, Some mall tears and 2" tears in middle right edge pages 165-178. Vol. II lightly bumped with small stain on back cover. Vol. III lightly bumped with remnants of Ex Libris on inside front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Viaje a oriente .

      1969. Ed. Taber / Epos. 1969 - Imp. Gráf. Diamante. Barcelona. . 1 Vol. . 217 pp. Cuarto Menor. Tela Editorial con cubiertas. Viajes / Guías / Turismo . Buen estado de conservación. .

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        Early Muslim architecture. Ummayyads, A.D. 622 - 750. Volume 1 in two parts. With a contribution by Marguerite Gautier-Van Berghem on the mosaics of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and of the Great Mosque in Damascus.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969.. 2nd edition. XXXIX, VI, 684 S., 140 Bl. Mit Faltblättern. Übergöße. Originalleinen mit Schutzumschlag.. Aus der Bibliothek von Prof. Dr. Wolfram Kleiss, langjährigem Leiter der Außenstelle Teheran des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Ecke bestossen. Umschläge berieben. - Primitive Islam -- The Dome of the Rock -- The Works of Abd Al-Malik -- The Works of Abd Al-Walid -- Architectural Origins -- The mosaics of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and of the Great Mosque in Damascus -- The Aqsa-Mosque in Jerusalem -- Minya -- Qusayr Amra -- The Evolution of the Pendentive -- Jabal says -- Anjar -- The Works of the Khalifs Sulayman and Yazid II -- The Works of the Khalif Hisham -- Qasr Al-Hayr Ash-Sharqi -- Khirbat Al-Mafjar -- Mshatta -- Qasr At-Tuba -- The Great Mosque at Harran.

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        DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?

      London: Rapp & Whiting, 1969. First British Edition. First Impression. Octavo; green cloth with titles stamped in silver on spine; 210pp. Fine in Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket, with the 21s. price unclipped. The book is in flawless shape, without a hint of the usual foxing and toning to the text. Nearly every copy of the British edition we have seen has been uniformly faded to some degree, which is not the case with this copy. Aside from a single quarter inch tear at the upper corner of the front flap and some trivial rubbing at the edges, a stunning example of the Lawrence Edwards designed jacket. A science fiction highspot, and a cornerstone title in the author's canon. Basis for the Ridley Scott's 1982 film 'Blade Runner,' starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer. Levack 12f.

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        The Crime Collection. The Works include: Murder on the Orient Express, Evil Under the Sun, Death on the Nile, etc

      London: Paul Hamlyn, 1969., 1969. 24 volumes; 8vo. (21 x 86 cm). Elegantly bound in half red calf with cloth boards, gilt decoration to spine; top edges tinted red. Internally clean, externally fine. The only major collection of Christie's novels to date, presented in an attractive recent leather binding.

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        SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE BY WILLIAM STEIG

      Windmill Books, Inc. / Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York 1969 - np (32pp), 28 color illustrations. "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" is beloved "The New Yorker" cartoonist and illustrator William Steig's 1969 classic children's tale of the anthromorphised young donkey Sylvester Duncan, his family in Oatdale, and as you may have suspected, a magic pebble. The book was awarded the 1970 Caldecott Medal - Steig's first. An internally bright, most handsome example of the uncommon 1969 stated first Windmill Books, Inc. and Simon & Schuster, Inc. hardbound printing showing some notable wear, soiling, short closed tears, and a bit of paper loss to its dust jacket. Both corners of the inside flap of the jacket have been diagonally price-clipped but the printed line "6010" that is indicative of the first jacket state is still present along the bottom edge. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this set beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Joan of Arc

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Lauren Ford. This interesting little book is excerpted from Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. On 29 December 1938, Churchill wrote to his wife regarding his initial draft about this part of his history: "I have just finished writing about Joan of Arc. I think she is the winner in the whole of French history. The leading women of these days were more forceful and remarkable than the men." Profusely illustrated, this slim volume contains 17 illustrations by the distinguished artist Lauren Ford. Though 16 of these illustrations had previously been published as black and white drawings, this is their first appearance in color. The illustration on the dust jacket front cover and frontispiece is original to this edition. This little-known edition is scarce and thus missing from many collections. Many of the copies that do come on the market are ex-library with attendant flaws, very often including library stickers or writing on the spine. This copy is not ex-library, a truly fine example in a very good dust jacket. The white cloth binding remains immaculate and square, with sharp corners and bright gilt. The contents are likewise pristine, with no spotting or previous ownership marks. The dust jacket remains bright and unclipped, retaining the original $3.50 front flap price. We note only light soiling to the rear panel and a little wear at the spine ends and corners. The dust jacket is protected with a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A279, Woods/ICS A138(j), Langworth p.334.

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        The Engineering of Consent

      University of Oklahoma Press, 1969, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Third Printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 246 pages. Index. Third printing of the 1955 first edition. "A well-planned public relations program, says Edward L. Bernays, U.S. Publicist Number 1, is executed in accordance with scientific principles. This book is based on the findings of social scientists, whose dispassionate approach and methods may be likened to those of the engineering professions... A systematic presentation of the principal organizational problems in any public relations undertaking." - from dust jacket of first edition (not included with this copy). Average wear to navy blue cloth-covered boards. Usual library markings. Binding intact. A worthy early printing of this public relations classic, Former Library Copy

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        Russian Ski-poster Young Lady on skis.

      1969,. 86 x 58.5 cm.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806

      New York: Arno Press, 1969. Arno Press Edition of 1969. An eight volume set all of which are in fine condition with minor dust staining to the top edges of the text blocks. Seven volumes are in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with an illustrated paper label on the front boards. The eighth volume is a green cloth and green paper covered clam shell box which contains facsimiles of the maps from the expedition. The box is finished with details comparable to the other volumes. Each are small 4tos measuring 9" by 6". Volume I contains 374 pages of text; Volume II contains 386 pages; volume III contains 363 pages; volume IV contains 372 pages; volume V contains 395 pages; volume VI contains 280 pages; volume VII contains 534 pages and volume VIII contains the 16 page introduction to the atlas and index to the maps and all 71 individual maps (labeled 1 through 54) all of which are in fine condition Dust jackets were not issued with this set. This set represents a facsimile reprint of the original 1905 edition of The American Philosophical Society which based its publication on the original documents in their library. A beautiful set with no wear, rubbing or soiling. (The Literature of The Lewis and Clark Expedition, 5d.1)

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        Russian Ski-poster Begining to ski.

      1969,. 86 x 58 cm.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Andy Warhol (Stockholm Catalogue)

      Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1969. Tiny production crease to the top of the spine, else near fine in gilt-edged wrappers; plexiglass slipcase was split at the top of the spine and inexpertly repaired, with minor discoloration on the inside, a few light scratches, otherwise very good. Housed in a custom clamshell box.. Second Edition. Quarto. The deluxe edition, gilt-edged, housed in a black plexiglass slipcase with clear sides to highlight the gilt edges. SIGNED by Andy Warhol. Limited to approximately 50-100 copies, but exact bibliographic details are unknown. Warhol's famous 'Stockholm Catalogue', published on the occasion of his first European museum show at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, February - March, 1968. The concept for the catalogue was developed by Kasper König, who commissioned Factory stalwart Billy Name, and a teenage Stephen Store, to photograph how Warhol and his coconspirators lived and worked. But it was König's use of the xerox machine to reproduce Warhol's own work that gives this catalogue its signature feel. By some estimates over 200,000 copies were printed in three editions. (Parr / Badger, v2, 144-145; Open Book 238-239).

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        Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death

      Delacorte Press 1969 - First Edition, First Printing. In dust jacket with price of $5.95 intact. In Good condition. Tide marks to cloth and top and bottom edge of page block. Waviness to endsheets. Light bow to boards. Dust jacket shows waviness and light bleeding to front panel, with a blue stain to verso. A first printing, in Good condition with signs of moisture damage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Schematic Model of Baryons and Mesons," in Physics Letters, 8, Number 3, 1 February 1964, pp 214-215

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF MURRAY GELL-MANN'S SEMINAL PAPER POSITING THE IDEA OF 'QUARKS' INSIDE THE ATOMIC NUCLEUS. Gell-Mann took nearly a year to write this short, Nobel Prize winning paper, and yet in it, three quarks later named 'up,' 'down,' and 'strange' "explained phenomena that theorists had been puzzling over for years" (Crease, The Second Creation, 283). "A landmark in contemporary physics, the eight-paragraph note is a model of scientific prose: brief, logical, achingly clear, so tightly and modestly drawn that its full scope may elude the reader. In the first line, the author sets forth his intention: "If we assume that the strong interactions of baryons and mesons are correctly described in terms of the broken eightfold way, we are tempted to look for some fundamental explanation of the situation." And then he did just that. Gell-Mann's paper "explained how various combinations of three particles from a triplet could produce baryons (such as protons and neutrons), while two members from the triplet could combine to form a meson (the most famous example at the time being the pi meson, or pion). Maintaining standard electric charges required a fourth particle for this approach to work, Gell-Mann noted in his paper. But "a simpler and more elegant scheme can be constructed if we allow non-integral values for the charges," he wrote. "We then refer to the members … of the triplet as 'quarks.'" Gell-Mann "proposed the quark hypothesis to account for the explosion of subatomic particles discovered in accelerator and cosmicray experiments during the 1950s and early 1960s. Over a hundred new particles, most of them strongly interacting and very short-lived, had been observed. These particles, called hadrons, are not elementary; they possess a definite size and internal structure, and most can be transformed from one state into another. "The quark hypothesis suggested that different combinations of three quarks-the up (u), down (d), and strange (s) quarks-and their antiparticles could account for all of the hadrons then known. Each quark has an intrinsic spin of 1/2 unit and is presumed to be elementary, like the electron. So far, quarks appear to have no size or internal structure and thus represent the smallest known constituents of matter. To explain the observed spectrum of hadrons, quarks had to have electric charges that are fractions of the electron charge. The u quark has charge 2/3 while the d and s quarks have charges 1/3 (in units where the electron charge is 1). "The observed hadron spectrum agreed remarkably well with the expected states formed from combinations of three quarks or a quark-antiquark pair. Quarks also seemed to form a counterpart to the other class of elementary particles, the leptons, which then included the electron (e) and muon (µ) (both with unit charge) and their companion chargeless neutrinos, e and µ. The leptons do not feel the strong interaction, but they do participate in the electromagnetic interactions and the weak interaction responsible for radioactive decays. They have the same spin as the quarks and also have no discernible size or internal structure" (Carithers & Grannis, SLAC: Discovery of the Top Quark, 6). In 1969, Gell-Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions" (Nobel Media). CONDITION & DETAILS: First edition in original wraps. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company. 4to (10.5 x 7.75 inches). Pp. 149-220. Ex-libiris: one sticker and two faint stamps on the front wrap; very slight scuffing; a few stray pencil marks on the rear wrap. Otherwise very good.

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        President Nixon thanks publisher James S. Copley for his editorial supporting ?the need for a continuing and realistic appraisal of the U.S. defense capabilities? and his proposal for a new program, the Safeguard Anti-Ballistic Missile system

      Washington, March 27, 1969. 7" x 10.5". "Typed Letter Signed ?RN? as President, 1p, 7? x 10.5?. The White House, Washington, March 27, 1969. Pale green White House stationery with blind embossed presidential seal at top center. To James S. Copley, Chairman-Publisher, Copley Newspapers, La Jolla. With original White House envelope. Mailing folds. Fine condition.In part, ?Dear Jim: Your editorial of March 11 reminded me of the major contribution you and the Copley newspapers made toward my election victory ... I was pleased to note that your analysis of the problems I faced concerning the ABM system stressed the need for a continuing and realistic appraisal of the U.S. defense capabilities. This is, of course, one of the key elements in my proposal for the Safeguard program...?A conservative Republican, James S. Copley (1916-1973) was publisher of the ?San Diego Union,? ?The San Diego Union-Tribune,? and the ?San Diego Evening Tribune? from 1947 until his death in 1973.At his press conference on March 14, 1969, President Nixon discussed the Sentinel ABM ?" antiballistic missile ?" system. In part, ?After a long study of all the options available, I have concluded that the Sentinel program previously adopted should be substantially modified. The new program that I have recommended this morning to the leaders, and that I announce today, is one that perhaps best can be described as a safeguard program. It is a safeguard against any attack by the Chinese Communists that we can foresee over the next 10 years. It is a safeguard of our deterrent system, which is increasingly vulnerable due to the advances that have been made by the Soviet Union since the year 1967 when the Sentinel program was first laid out...?"

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        Die Zoologische Buchillustration: Ihre Bibliographie und Geschichte.

      Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann, 1969. Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann, 1969. Two quarto volumes. Fine in blue cloth. Volume one in a very good dust jacket that shows some darkening and small tears to edges; volume two lacking dust jacket.

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        Der arme Mann im Tockenburg

      . . Feder in Schwarz. 15 x 16,7 cm. Unten rechts signiert "Josef Hegenbarth". Verso eigenh.? in Graphit betitelt. Nr. 5 der originalen Vorzeichnungen für das Buch "Lebensgeschichte und Abenteuer des armen Mannes im Tockenburg / Ulrich Bräker. Erstmals erschienen im Greifenverlag in Rudolstadt 1969. - Papier etwas lichtrandig, gebräunt, rs. zwei Montierungsstreifen.

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        No Exit from Vietnam. VERY IMPORTANT SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY WITH A.L.s.

      Chatto & Windus. London 1969 - First edition. DW. Signed, "With all best wishes, Robert Thompson. March, 1969." Loosely inserted, on headed writing-paper, dated 2 April 1969, is a three page hand-written letter from the author to Lord Caccia, the British Ambassador to the US from 1956 to 1961. This is a very important letter and starts, "My Lord, Many thanks for your kind letter about the book. It was not easy to write and even now I feel that I may have overdone it in being over critical.My fear is that Nixon will tend to bumble along and lose it unintentionally, because he will not be prepared to come out with a constructive policy which must take time." He goes on to predict with some accuracy what the conclusion to the Vietnam war will be. Thompson, who signs himself here as "Bob", is sincere in trying to find the most effective way to influence the White House. History has shown us that he failed in that. A unique copy and a historically important item for anyone interested in the long-standing debate on the complexity of the Vietnam War. VG+ in wrapper that is rubbed and nicked along edges. Background: .one British intelligence operative who played a vital role in convincing the Johnson administration to launch the Vietnam adventure was Sir Robert Grainger Ker Thompson, who was touted in Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report during the mid-1960s as the world's pre-eminent expert in guerrilla warfare. Born in 1916, Thompson held a history degree from Cambridge and was fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese. During World War II, Thompson had been a member of Gen. Orde Wingate's Chindits, a proto­type of later special forces. He later commanded "Ferret Force," a British anti-guerrilla unit in Malaya, where he devised the strategic hamlet program that was later to fail miserably in Vietnam. By 1961, Thompson was Secretary for the Defense of Malaya. In this year, Thompson was invited to South Vietnam by President Diem; he became the chief of the British Advisory Mission and a key adviser and counterinsurgency "idea man " to Diem. Thompson never concealed his contempt for the United States. His favorite slur on the ungrateful colonials was, "The trouble with you Americans is that whenever you double the effort you somehow manage to square the error." In 1959, (after Malayan independence), Thompson became permanent secretary for defence for Tun Abdul Razak (who later became Malayan prime minister). In response to a request from President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam, Tunku Abdul Rahman, the Malayan prime minister sent a team to South Vietnam to advise Diem on how to counter his insurgency problems. Thompson headed that team which so impressed Diem that he asked the British to second Thompson to the government South Vietnam as an advisor. In September 1961 the British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan appointed him head of the newly established BRIAM (British Advisory Mission) to South Vietnam - and by extension Washington. Thompson conceived of an initiative he called the Delta Plan but when he saw the effects of the strategic hamlets initiative, begun in February 1962 he became an enthusiastic backer, telling President Kennedy in 1963 that he felt the war could be won. Under Thompson's leadership BRIAM put economic pressure on the South Vietnamese government that Thompson described as a "straight invitation to a coup". Kennedy was receptive to Thompson's ideas but the American military establishment were extremely reluctant to implement them. His warning not to bomb villages went unheeded and his dismissal of American air supremacy was ignored. "The war [will] be won by brains and on foot", he told Kennedy but competing interests in Washington and Saigon acted to marginalise Thompson and ultimately his strategies had no real effect on the conflict. He stepped down from BRIAM in 1965 and the organisation, deprived of the man who was essentially its raison d'être, folded up around him. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Schematic Model of Baryons and Mesons," in Physics Letters, 8, Number 3, 1 February 1964, pp. 214-215

      - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF MURRAY GELL-MANN'S SEMINAL PAPER POSITING THE IDEA OF 'QUARKS' INSIDE THE ATOMIC NUCLEUS. Gell-Mann took nearly a year to write this short, Nobel Prize winning paper, and yet in it, three quarks later named 'up,' 'down,' and 'strange' "explained phenomena that theorists had been puzzling over for years" (Crease, The Second Creation, 283). "A landmark in contemporary physics, the eight-paragraph note is a model of scientific prose: brief, logical, achingly clear, so tightly and modestly drawn that its full scope may elude the reader. In the first line, the author sets forth his intention: "If we assume that the strong interactions of baryons and mesons are correctly described in terms of the broken eightfold way, we are tempted to look for some fundamental explanation of the situation." And then he did just that. Gell-Mann's paper "explained how various combinations of three particles from a triplet could produce baryons (such as protons and neutrons), while two members from the triplet could combine to form a meson (the most famous example at the time being the pi meson, or pion). Maintaining standard electric charges required a fourth particle for this approach to work, Gell-Mann noted in his paper. But "a simpler and more elegant scheme can be constructed if we allow non-integral values for the charges," he wrote. "We then refer to the members ? of the triplet as 'quarks.'" Gell-Mann "proposed the quark hypothesis to account for the explosion of subatomic particles discovered in accelerator and cosmicray experiments during the 1950s and early 1960s. Over a hundred new particles, most of them strongly interacting and very short-lived, had been observed. These particles, called hadrons, are not elementary; they possess a definite size and internal structure, and most can be transformed from one state into another. "The quark hypothesis suggested that different combinations of three quarks-the up (u), down (d), and strange (s) quarks-and their antiparticles could account for all of the hadrons then known. Each quark has an intrinsic spin of 1/2 unit and is presumed to be elementary, like the electron. So far, quarks appear to have no size or internal structure and thus represent the smallest known constituents of matter. To explain the observed spectrum of hadrons, quarks had to have electric charges that are fractions of the electron charge. The u quark has charge 2/3 while the d and s quarks have charges 1/3 (in units where the electron charge is 1). "The observed hadron spectrum agreed remarkably well with the expected states formed from combinations of three quarks or a quark-antiquark pair. Quarks also seemed to form a counterpart to the other class of elementary particles, the leptons, which then included the electron (e) and muon (µ) (both with unit charge) and their companion chargeless neutrinos, e and µ. The leptons do not feel the strong interaction, but they do participate in the electromagnetic interactions and the weak interaction responsible for radioactive decays. They have the same spin as the quarks and also have no discernible size or internal structure" (Carithers & Grannis, SLAC: Discovery of the Top Quark, 6). In 1969, Gell-Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions" (Nobel Media). CONDITION & DETAILS: First edition in original wraps. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company. 4to (10.5 x 7.75 inches). Pp. 149-220. Ex-libiris: one sticker and two faint stamps on the front wrap; very slight scuffing; a few stray pencil marks on the rear wrap. Otherwise very good.

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        Door into the Dark

      London: Faber and Faber, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Near Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket with price of 15s net intact. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down. Foxing to front end paper, and lightly to top edge of page block. Gilt stamping on spine is very sharp and bright. The dust jacket shows light toning to the spine panel, faint rubbing and faint foxing. A much nicer copy than normally found.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Les valeureux EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1969. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1969, 14x20,5cm, broché. - first edition on the current paper. Signed autograph Albert Cohen Madame Pierre Wolf. spine slightly insolated with a small tear glued in mind. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Envoi autographe signé d'Albert Cohen à madame Pierre Wolf. Dos légèrement insolé comportant une petite déchirure recollée en tête.

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        The Very Hungry Caterpillar

      The World Publishing Company, New York and Cleveland 1969 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Eric Carle on a laid in signature. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the number line beginning with 1, and only World Publishing Company information on the copyright page. Later editions do NOT have the number line that start with 1. The book is in great shape and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's boards. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author with an early issue dustjacket. We buy Eric Carle First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Der Herr der Ringe komplett in allen drei Bänden. Band I: Die Gefährten. Band II: Die zwei Türme. Band III: Die Rückkehr des Königs. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Margaret Carroux. Erster [bis] Dritter Band.

      Stuttgart, Hobbit Presse im Ernst Klett Verlag 1969 - 1970. Erste deutsche Ausgabe.. Gr.-8° ( 22,0 x 14,2 cm). Grüne Originalhalblederbände mit marmorierten Papierbezügen und goldgeprägten Rückentiteln im identisch marmorierten Originalpappschuber. Lesebändchen. Eine Kante des Schubers ca. 6cm eingerissen. 491, [1]; 406, [2], 482, [2] Seiten mit drei zweifarbigen Faltkarten. Exemplar der seltenen "Vorzugsausgabe" in Halbleder. In den vorderen Vorsätzen kleinstes ExLibris. Sehr schönes noch sperriges Exemplar.. Tolkien hatte nicht unerheblichen Einfluss auf Teile dieser ersten Übersetzung von "Lord of the Rings" ins Deutsche, so dass er 1967, enttäuscht von den Übersetzungen in andere germanische Sprachen, Richtlinien zu den Namen verfasste. Auch bot er persönliche Hilfe bei der Übersetzung an. So erfolgte die Übersetzung durch Margaret Carroux in direkter Zusammenarbeit mit Tolkien. Aufgrund von Tolkiens Tod 1973 erschienen nur diese deutsche sowie die dänische Übersetzung von Ida Nyrop Ludvigsen mit Hilfe Tolkiens. #M03700

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        Nightfall : And Other Stories

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1969 Stated First Edition. The Book Is Bound In Blue Cloth With Gilt Stamped Lettering And Borders On The Spine. The Book Has Light Wear At The Board Edges And A Hint Of Age Toning. The Page Edges Are Lightly Tanned. The Unclipped (($5.95) Jacket Has Light Wear And A Few Short Tears. The Jacket Is Age Toned And Has A Damp Stain On The Back Near The Middle.

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        'Play 9': 22,9.69

      N.p.: N.p., [1969]. Very good in printed blue wrappers with a painted spine.. First Edition. Thick quarto. Painted spine. Author and title penned on front cover; author's name in red marker on the fore edge. Experimental artists' book of xerox or xerox-like images. Possibly film stills, or related to film. No record at all of this publication. Exceptional unknown late 60s artists' book.

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        Slaughterhouse-Five

      Delacorte Press, New York 1969 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Printing" printed on the copyright page. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's printed price present with the author's picture on the back panel. The book is in great shape with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death

      New York: Delacorte Press, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition, First Printing. In dust jacket with price of $5.95 intact. In Good condition. Tide marks to cloth and top and bottom edge of page block. Waviness to endsheets. Light bow to boards. Dust jacket shows waviness and light bleeding to front panel, with a blue stain to verso. A first printing, in Good condition with signs of moisture damage.

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        Por los Caminos del Dia

      San Juan, Puerto Rico: Rampant Lions Press, 1969. Torres Martino, J. A.. Oblong folio. (i), 14, (1)pp. One of 250 copies, signed by the author, Manuel Joglar Cacho, and the illustrator, José Antonio Torres Martino. Cacho is a prolific Puerto Rican poet, recognized many times over for his contributions to Puerto Rican literature during his over 60-year career. Each poem in the collection is accompanied by a screen printed illustration by fellow Puerto Rican artist J. A. Torres Martino. The abstract images in four colors -- two shades of gray and two of gold -- are simultaneously organic and geometric, angelic and metallic, and they work together with the text to create one cohesive design. Typography by Will Carter, founder of the Rampant Lions Press. Loose, as issued, in original paper portfolio; a gray and gold design, in the style of the interior illustrations, wraps around onto the back and flaps of the portfolio. Fine condition, showing only minor edgewear and faint soiling to portfolio; pages bright but for very minor soiling to edges of title page.

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        Gedichte ausgewählt und übertragen von Enrique Beck

      Insel Verlag 1969. 125 S. 18,5-22,5 cm Leineneinband o. Schutzumschlag 1.-3. Tausend - Gebundenes Exemplar, dunkelbrauner OGanzlineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, altersgemäß gut erhalten. Einband-Rückseite minimal berieben..

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        The Lord of the Rings

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd,, 1969. Octavo. Original black boards, spine lettered in gilt, design to front board in gilt, silver and green, marbled endpapers, green speckled edges. With the publisher's black card slipcase. 2 folding colour maps. Spine a little faded, minor creasing to first few leaves; an excellent copy. First India paper edition of the three books originally published between 1954 and 1955, and here issued complete in one volume.

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        Femme à La Chaussure. (Woman with Shoe.)

      Paris: Graphik Europa Anstalt,, 1969. Hand coloured drypoint etching on Japon nacré paper. Plate size: 31.5 x 23.5 cm. Sheet size: 38.5 x 28.5 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with conservation mount and glass. Edition of 145. Signed in pencil lower right by Dali, numbered lower left. Dali blindstamp to lower right. One of 16 prints from the Vénus aux Fourrures portfolio.

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        Chinesisch-Deutsche Jahres-Und Tageszeiten [Sino-German Seasons and Hours, Chinese-German Seasons and Hours]

      Centrol del Bel Libro, Ascona 1969 - Imre Reiner. Limited Edition. Leather bound. 15 1/2" X 11 1/4". Unpaginated. Text in German. This copy number 72 of a normal edition numbered 25-100, out of a total edition of 120. Signed by Imre Reiner on the limitation page. Bound in full green levant morocco, with gold tooling and inlaid and onlaid levant morocco in lighter and darker shades of green to front board. Spine lettered in gilt. Handmade Richard de Bas paper. Text set and printed by hand at Tipografia Moderna in Locarno and engravings executed at Atelier Lafranca, also in Locarno. Light, moderate foxing to pages throughout, with slight musty scent. Housed in a felt-lined cream cloth clamshell box, with tanned green-brown morocco backed spine, also lettered in gilt, constructed at Legatoria Artistica in Ascona. Toning to felt and gentle bumping to edges of clamshell box. Binding signed by Edwin Heim of the Centro Del Bel Libro in Ascona, Switzerland, noted instructor of such design binders as Monique Lallier, Christine Giard, and Lang Ingalls. Typography and etchings, signed in the plate with reverse signatures, by Swiss-Hungarian printmaker, painter, and type designer Imre Reiner, one accompanying each poem. A sequence of 14 short poems, Chinesisch-Deutsche Jahres-Und Tageszeiten (translated variously as Sino-German or Chinese-German Seasons and Hours), was inspired by Goethe's reading of Chinese novels and poems, a cultural exchange similar to the way in which his reading of the poetry of Hafiz led to the celebrated lyrical cycle West-östlicher Divan (West-Eastern Diwan). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Thoth

      Los Angeles CA: XENO Publications, 1969. SIGNED and Inscribed by Jerry Kay on Trump XIII, Death. Inscribed to "Dr. Regardie" and presumably from his library. 64pg booklet, 78 b&w cards with one extra blank card and another with the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Card backs are Winged Scarabs and Wadjet eyes, in red, yellow, blue & green. Interestingly "The Fool" card looks like one of the 3 Magus cards in the later printed Crowley Thoth Tarot [ie, 80 cards with 3 Magus cards]. All contained within a plastic box with black bottom, clear top. Many jpgs provided cheerfully upon request! Scarce.. Signed by Author and Illustrator. Cards. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Kay, Jerry. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Used.

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        THE SHIP WHO SANG

      New York: Walker and Company,. [1969]. boards.. Some offsetting to endpapers, previous owner's stamps to front free. end paper, else a fine copy in a just about fine dust jacket, touch. of shelf wear to base of spine panel, and some very mild edge wear.. An attractive copy of a difficult book. (#125953). First edition. Includes "Dramatic Mission," a 1969 Nebula and 1970 Hugo nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-735. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1917- 21.

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        The Very Hungry Caterpillar

      New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company,, 1969. Oblong octavo. Original pictorial boards, titles to spine and front board in black, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box with the hungry caterpillar blocked in gilt to the lower front board. Extremities and edges slightly toned. An excellent copy in a price-clipped jacket with split to rear panel professionally repaired. First edition, first printing of Carle's children's classic, with the rare dust jacket. With a loosely inserted book plate signed by Carle.

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        50 Jahre Madaus: Eine aufgeschlossene Firma

      Dr. Maudhaus & Co, Köln am Rhein 1969 - 4to. Unpaginated (72pp. & 8pp. text booklet). Pictorial wraps in sturdy original paper-covered, printed cardboard slipcase. Wraps and slipcase protected by modern mylar. Fabulously designed book by the German pharmaceutical company Madaus, published to commemorate their 50th anniversary. Profusely illustrated with over 100 b/w reproductions of photographs (many in photomontage) by Barbara Schulten, 4 color illustrations, and a total of 12 pop-up inserts, tipped-in ephemera, pull-out tabs, and pop-up figures. Includes 16 1/2" x 22" color fold-out poster of an 1930's advertisement. One fold-out illustrated with a mouse in a science lab, when opened an accordion-style pop-up creates the noise of a shrieking mouse. 8 page booklet "Haussegen! Ein Kochbuch von Frau Pastor Madaus", as well as reader-reply card laid-in, as issued. The 'Pop Art' layout and design of the work shows similarities to Andy Warhol's 1967's 'Index Book'. "Madaus, founded in 1919, is one of the world's leading producers of pharmaceuticals, particularly those produced from plants, and the book extols the virtues of homeopathy and the social role of developing new drugs to fight disease. Not only a cornucopia of design and layout ideas, it features several pop-up pages in the style of a children's book. The result combines a high purpose with a sense of fun, as if the customers of Madaus - institutions used to dealing with the question of man's mortality - could benefit from an injection of laughter into the serious business of medical research." (Parr & Badger II: 196). Slipcase with slight rubbing on head and tail of spine and edges. Tiny closed tear on top right corner of slipcase. Text in German. Tight copy in very good condition. Complete with all pop-ups, as issued. One of the best designed and most innovative publications of company photobooks. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Elles

      Toulouse-Lautrec Circle 1969 - Toulouse-Lautrec Circle reprint on large Folio. 775 of a limitation of 1250 numbered copies. Portfolio is complete and with the additional lithograph (578 of 5000). In original Zaehnsdorf quarter black leather with yellow illustrated boards in fine condition. All lithos numbered in pencil also fine. A magnificent collection, all housed in the original matching yellow slip-case (very light rubbing). Comes with original buyer's certificate and the cardboard postage box to the original buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Very Hungry Caterpillar

      Cleveland: World Publishing, 1969. First edition with the number line 1-10 on the copyright page. Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by Eric Carle, who has drawn a caterpillar on the title page. Also laid in is a note from the author attesting to the book’s value. Light wear to the bottom boards, near fine in a near fine priced dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First editions are extremely rare. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies.

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