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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 12th Impression Near Fine in Dustjacket

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1961 12th overall printing, or the 8th printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine/Very Good Plus copy in like condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien, as found on the original UK Editions. This copy is one of the few early Houghton Mifflin copies with the full printing history stated on the verso of the title page. Stated 13th impression on front flap, not priced or clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain, this dustjacket is clean & bright with a bit of rubbing and a little color loss along the front flap fold area. Some minor loss at the spine and flap fold areas. The book is clean and bright, slightly darkened spine with the light green colored original cloth from the publisher. Shows no shelf wear, soiling, or bumped corners. Features the title, dwarves hat, author and publisher stamped on the spine in blue. Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, red and black ink still show clear and bright against the unfoxed endpapers. No previous owners names or writing in the book. The folds at the flaps and ends of the spine have the smallest of rubs, but very small loss of color. The jacket shows no soiling in the white sections, except for on the spine where it is darkened. A beautiful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in this Near Fine condition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

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        The Hobbit

      Allen & Unwin, 1961. Second edition/twelfth impression, 1961. Green cloth binding, dark blue titles & decoration to boards. Two-color map endpapers, 4-color frontispiece illustration. Book near fine with some slight fading to cloth at spine-ends. DJ also very good plus with 1/4" loss at head of spine, 1" tear at bottom edge, minor age-discoloration to flap folds. Price of 12s. 6d. intact. 315 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 12th Impression Near Fine in Dustjacket

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1961 12th overall printing, or the 8th printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine/Very Good Plus copy in like condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien, as found on the original UK Editions. This copy is one of the few early Houghton Mifflin copies with the full printing history stated on the verso of the title page. Stated 13th impression on front flap, not priced or clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain, this dustjacket is clean & bright with a bit of rubbing and a little color loss along the front flap fold area. Some minor loss at the spine and flap fold areas. The book is clean and bright, slightly darkened spine with the light green colored original cloth from the publisher. Shows no shelf wear, soiling, or bumped corners. Features the title, dwarves hat, author and publisher stamped on the spine in blue. Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, red and black ink still show clear and bright against the unfoxed endpapers. No previous owners names or writing in the book. The folds at the flaps and ends of the spine have the smallest of rubs, but very small loss of color. The jacket shows no soiling in the white sections, except for on the spine where it is darkened. A beautiful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in this Near Fine condition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

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        THE TWICKENHAM EDITION OF THE POEMS OF ALEXANDER POPE. Comprising: vol.I, Pastoral Poetry & An Essay on Criticism; vol.II, The Rape of the Lock; vol.III-i, An Essay on Man; vol. III-ii, Epistles to Several Persons; vol.IV, Imitations of Horace; vol.V, The Dunciad; vol.VI, Minor Poems; vols. VII-VIII, The Iliad; vols.IX-X, The Odyssey; vol.XI Index. Edited by John Butt, E. Audra, Aubrey Williams, Geoffrey Tillotson, Maynard Mack, F.W. Bateson, James Sutherland, [and] Norman Ault. ELEVEN [11] VOLUMES BOUND IN TWELVE [12]

      London, New Haven, : Methuen, Yale University Press, , 1961 - 1969. Hardcover. Very Good +. Eleven volumes bound in twelve. London: Methuen, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961-69. Illustrated with plates. Comprising: vol.I, Pastoral Poetry & An Essay on Criticism, first edition 1961; vol.II, The Rape of the Lock, third edition reset 1962; vol.III-i, An Essay on Man, 1964 reprint; vol. III-ii, Epistles to Several Persons, second edition 1961; vol.IV, Imitations of Horace, second edition reprinted with minor corrections 1961; vol.V, The Dunciad, third edition revised 1963; vol.VI, Minor Poems, reprinted with minor corrections 1964; vols. VII-VIII, The Iliad, first edition 1967; vols.IX-X, The Odyssey, first edition 1967; vol.XI Index, first edition 1969. Ink ownership name to front free endpapers of volumes I-VI; ink name of different owner to front free endpapers of vols. VII and IX-XI. One leaf of volume III-ii carelessly opened with closed tear to lower margin, below text. Uniformly bound in original orange cloth, gilt lettering. Spine of volume V very slightly faded. A very good, bright set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        THE WASTE LAND

      London: Faber & Faber, 1961 [i.e. 1962].. Quarto. Quarter gilt vellum and marbled paper over boards, t.e.g. Faint shadow of absent bookplate on front pastedown, else fine in very slightly edgeworn marching slipcase. The whole enclosed in a custom cloth slipcase and chemise. First deluxe edition. One of three hundred numbered copies printed at the Officina Bodoni in Dante types on Pescia paper by Hans Mardersteig. All copies were signed by the author. GALLUP A6d. MODERN MOVEMENT 30.

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        The Waste Land

      London: Printed at the Officina Bodoni for Faber & Faber,, 1961. Quarto. Original white pigskin backed marbled boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, other untrimmed. With the original marbled slipcase. A little spotting to the spine, upper board slightly bowed. An excellent copy. First edition thus. One of 300 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. A magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the twentieth century.

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        Toreros (A Los Toros). With lithographs by Pablo PICASSO

      Monte-Carlo: A. Sauret, 1961, 1st German edition, 10 x 13 in., 154 pages, numerous plates, including 4 original lithos (1 in color), by Pablo Picasso, printed by Fernand Mourlot. The four originals are: ”La Pique”, ”Jeu de la Cape”, ”Les Banderilles” and ”Le Picador” (in color); a fine copy in slipcase, the lithographs in excellent condition. References: Bloch 1014-1017; Freitag 7495; Goeppert & Cramer 113.

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        A MARIANNE MOORE READER

      New York: Viking Press, 1961. Hardcover First edition Near Fine in Very Good DJ First printing. Orange cloth in dust jacket. Inscribed quite wonderfully two weeks before publication date (Nov. 16): "Marshall A.Best/ Marshall the ("the" is underlined) best/ who does not hate writers--/whom writers do not hate,/ approaching circumspectly/ believe me,/ Marianne Moore/ November 1, 1961." Best was one of the senior editors for decades at Viking editing Iris Murdoch, Patrick White among others. A generous selection of poems, essays, the Fables of La Fontaine and "The Ford Letters", with previously uncollected work and an interview with Donald Hall. Light soiling else about fine in a very good dust jacket with a faded spine (as usual to yellow) and a few short closed tears. 301 pp. Abbott A18a.1.

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        [Lord of the Rings, comprising:] The Fellowship of the Ring, [with] The Two Towers [and] The Return of the King

      London: George Allen & Unwin, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Complete in three volumes, in matching publisher's scarlet cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edges stained red, in cream-colored dust jackets printed in red, black and gold, all priced 21s. First Editions,11th, 8th and 8th impressions (all published 1961). Tall 8vo's, 423,[1]; 352; 416pp, with folding map in each volume. All three volumes Fine, maps properly folded and spine gilt fresh; jackets Near Fine, with bright front panels and spines toned, with the fugitive red lettering faded but legible. Overall, a smart, attractively priced early set of Tolkien's magnum opus in crisp collectable condition.& Tolkien began writing The Lord of the Rings in 1937, shortly after publication of The Hobbit, to which it is a sequel on a vastly larger scale. . . . It was completed in 1949, but difficulties in negotiations with publishers, and a final process of revision, delayed its appearance for some years. Though it was issued in three volumes, it is a single continuous narrative in six books, not (as it is often wrongly described) a 'trilogy.' . . . It is set in 'Middle-Earth,' a re-imagined version of the actual earth, at some remote historical epoch . . . The extreme points of the action are Hobbiton in the north-west, and the tower of Barad-Dûr in the south-east, and these lie some 1100 miles apart. Much of the narrative is taken up with the journey (conducted mainly on foot, and occupying over six months) from the first to within sight of the second. . . . In its (apparently) complete defiance of both the modernist and realist norms dominant in its period, and in its oblique, rather than direct or allegorical, relation to the political traumas of the century, [The Lord of the Rings] seemed to court the dismissal it duly received from most of the academic and metropolitan literary elite. (Exceptions included W. H. Auden, who wrote enthusiastic reviews, and Iris Murdoch, who wrote a fan letter.) Its critical defenders faced the difficult task of explaining how it could work so well, when the rules of modern fiction seemed to preclude its working at all. The explanation lies, perhaps, in three qualities above all others: the unhurried intelligence and assurance of its story-telling across a gigantic canvas; the exhilarating clarity with which Middle-earth, physically and historically, is realised; and the powerful appeal and persuasiveness of its implicit moral vision, in which evil lies in the egomaniacal coercion or nullification of independent life, and goodness in joyful creativity, humour, good fellowship, and self-effacing love of the beauty and diversity of the world." (The Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves.

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        Juste Present. With etchings by Sonia DELAUNAY

      Paris: La Rose des Vents, (1961), first edition, one of 90 copies, from a total edition of 130, signed by Tristan Tzara and Sonia Delaunay on the justification page. Tzara's poem in French is here illustrated with 8 original hors-texte etchings with aquatint by Delaunay. Overall size 16 x 12 in. (390 x 290 mm); about 50 pp. printed on BFK Rives with deckle edges; loose leaves contained in Japon wrapper folder, chemise with vellum covered boards and matching slipcase, each with pochoir-painted designs. Slight age-darkening to spine of chemise and slipcase, otherwise this is a superb copy with fresh, breathtaking colors of the etchings. References: Monod 10802; ”The Artist and the Book in France”, pp. 195, 329-330; Kornfeld 152 no.49. Provenance: PIASA (Paris).

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        The Rutherford Memorial Lecture 1958. Reminiscences of the Founder of Nuclear Science and of Some Developments Based on his Work.

      Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Physical Society, Vol. LXXVIII, p. 1083, London (1961). (Paginated (1083)-1115. Not bound. Front page with small dog's ears to both corners; otherwise fine. In a nice, new clamshell slipcase. From the private library of Niels Bohr.** Inscribed by Niels Bohr to his wife: "Til Margrethe fra Niels". *** In his lecture, Bohr describes Ernest Rutherford [1871-1937] as a scientist, as a teacher, as a mentor and as a friend. When Bohr came to England i 1912, he was supposed to study by Professor J.J. Thomson at Cambridge University, but the professor did not find interest in this reckless, young man unusual, young man with the wild ideas on physics. Instead Bohr went to Manchester, where he immediately was encouraged by the friendly and open-minded Rutherford to pursue his new ideas. The result was Bohr's pioneering papers on the structure of atoms and molecules that was published in "Philosophical Magazine" 1913. Bohr remained inspired by Rutherford's kindness and commitment to science for the rest of his life.*** Rutherford died in 1937, and Niels Bohr received the news, while he was giving an opening speech at a phycisist convention in Bologna. He could hardly transmit the sad news to his colleagues, tear-stained with grief as he was. Bohr named his youngest son Ernest after Rutherford. The Rutherford lecture is one of the few publications where Bohr presents the historical development in detail.**** Aaserud 250

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        The Last Galway Hooker

      The Dolmen Press (Dublin): The Dolmen Press. (1961). First. First edition. Quarter parchment and cloth. Fine in original very good unprinted glassine dustwrapper (not shown in illustration) with some tears and small chips. One of 200 Signed copies. .

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        A los Toros avec Picasso.

      Illustrated and with four original lithographs - one in 24 colours - made especially for this book. Monte-Carlo, Sauret, 1961. Oblong-4°. Publisher's grey cloth binding. 153 pages. In original red slipcase.. Goeppert/Cramer 113.The lithographs were printed by Mourlot Frères

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        PICASSO : TOREROS With four original lithographs..

      André Sauret, Monte-Carlo, 1961. In English. 154 p. Decorated cloth binding. Richly illustrated. No jacket. Else a very fine copy

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        Three Notebooks of Sketches and Plans for Installations, with related material

      Various dates, mostly circa 1961-1963. Three composition books. Small quartos. Modest wear, mostly near fine. Heavily illustrated by the artist Ben Talbert, one of the most important artists in the Los Angeles circle that revolved around Wallace Berman and his publication Semina. Berman and his circle were at the forefront of avant-garde cultural and artistic experimentation on the West Coast, in effect, the western equivalent of Andy Warhol and his Factory workers, with sensibilities representing the Beat and early counterculture movements.These notebooks are from Talbert's most important period, and the most important period for his circle, when he was directly influenced by and collaborating with Berman, and most of the artworks presage Talbert's most cherished and representative themes -- nudes, intense sexuality, S&M scenes, and handwritten and illustrated plans for installations, assemblages, collages, or sculpture. Several drawings and plans are initialed and dated, although most are not, as normal for sketchbooks.Related material laid in includes several nude and mildly sexual photographs of Talbert and a woman named Gayle, presumably his wife or girlfriend, used by them as Christmas Greetings, other clothed photographs of the couple, a handmade Valentine from Gayle to Talbert, several vintage color photographs of Talbert's framed work, a couple of different invitations to memorial retrospectives of his works (after his untimely death in 1975 from a drug overdose at the age of 42), and several additional drawings by Talbert on a variety of different sizes of paper.The sketches, ranging from fully detailed drawings to impressionistic nudes, are executed in a variety of media: pencil, pen and ink, marker, gouache, colored pencil, watercolor, and a few in ball-point pen. There are 69 pages of reasonably fully executed drawings bound in, plus an additional 5 laid in, for a total of 74 pages of drawings. There are 21 pages of handwritten and illustrated plans for installations, plus another 2 laid in for a total of 23 pages. There are about 14 pages of drawing exercises bound in, where Talbert attempted to draw every conceivable object (often more than a dozen objects to a page). There is one additional drawing mounted and used as a greeting card that we are reasonably certain is by Talbert, as it is similar to his style and preferred subject matter (a spurting penis), but whose inscription: "Sam -- Luv, Tony" gives us pause.While the drawings are appealing and interesting, the plans for Pop installations, assemblages, and sculptures are fascinating, especially considering the time in which they were conceived. They include chastity-belts shaped and illustrated as police badges, and many variations on altered televisions, mostly with sexual twists and innuendos.Talbert's work was the subject of a retrospective exhibit at the Andrew Roth Gallery in New York in March of 2007. This is previously unrecorded material, representing vital and important work for an overlooked but important artist in the most interesting period of his career. .

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        Henry Miller: Expatriate

      University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh): University of Pittsburgh Press. (1961). A critical work on the meaning of exile to Miller and its effect on him. Inscribed by Baxter to Miller's muse and second wife, June, in the year of publication: "For June/ who deserves a book about her/ with gratitude and much affection. Annette." Laid in is an autograph letter signed by Baxter from the preceding Christmas season, thanking June for a gift, updating her on the progress of the book, and adding "Will let you know when we hear from him [Henry]." The letter is folded in half and lightly edgeworn where it overhangs the book; the book is mildly sunned and spine-creased, with a small nick at the crown and small abrasions; both items about near fine. . First Edition. Softcover.

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        La Sainte Bible Du Chanoine Crampon .

      Tournai, Belgium: Cercle du Bibliophile, (Desclee & Co.) 1961.. A fine binding with ornate silver covers (no hallmarks or binder's details). Folio. 12" x 8.5" x 3" (30cm x 22cm x 7.5cm) . Front cover with central gold coloured cross, embossed images of the 12 apostles and malachite cabochons to each of the four corners. The spine with an embossed of image of Jesus. The rear cover has embossed pattern and central cross (there is also a small dent to the base of the cross). All page edges gilt (a little rubbed). Endpapers and last few leaves with a vertical crease. Clean text throughout with 88 coloured illustrations. A very good copy of a French Bible in a scarce and valuable binding. pp.1027/[1p.]/pp.267 . This is the 1961 reprint of the 1905 edition. Rough tranlation of the colophon: " This edition of the Bible of the Canon Crampon, enriched with the portrait of S.S. Pope Jean XXIII and 88 reproductions of works of art inspired by the principal biblical episodes, under the direction Mr. André Sauret, of Desclee and Co., editors, Tournai (Belgium). The portrait of the Holy Pope is from a photograph by Felini and was printed on the presses of Draeger Brothers, at Montrouge. The illustrations were printed by N. V. Joh. Enschede, Haarlem (Holland), and the maps by the printing works of Michard, Paris. Printed October fifteenth, nineteen hundred and sixty and one .** Augustin Crampon ( 1826 - 1894 ), canon of the cathedral of Amiens , translator and scholar of the Catholic Bible. He undertook the translation of the bible from the original Hebrew , Aramaic and Greek texts, directly into French. Augustin Crampon first studied theology and the exegesis of the Bible edited by the Orientalist Arthur Le Hir ( 1811 - 1868 ) and then began teaching at the minor seminary of Saint-Riquier . He devoted himself first to the translation of the Gospels , based on the Greek text, and taking into account the style for each evangelist, this work was published in 1864 . He was made Canon of Amiens ,but still continued his work on the biblical texts until his death in 1894. However, the "translation Crampon", was completed and revised, and first appeared in a bilingual edition (Latin text of the Vulgate appearing opposite translation French ) in 1904. A French only version, was printed in Tournai in 1905 ." - See Wikipedia .

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        Picasso Toreros

      London & Monte-Carlo: A. Zwemmer & A. Sauret, 1961.. Illustrated by Picasso, Pablo. First English Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Four original Lithographs, one colour, executed especially for this book. The English Language version of this book in a card slipcase as issued. The book is clean, tight and bright apart from, the only flaw, a slightly darkened spine. Internally all pages are bright and fresh. The slipcase has slight wear to corners with paper worn through to tips, a little fading to the edge with the title, bumped at top and generally a few minor marks and signs of wear but it is still pretty good and has done it's job well. Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel.

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        Poemes Civils.

      Barcelona, Editorial RM, 1961. Original boards serigraphic decorated by Antoni Tapies, blue and black to the front board, red and black to the back board; with cloth spine. 137 + (10) pages. Colours on frontboard has run a little together.. Text in Spanish.No. 75 of 90 numbered copies, signed by Brossa under the colophon and by Tapies on reverse of back board.Enclosed an original etching in black and green numbered 75/90 and signed by Joan Miró

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        LA VOIE ROYALE - L'ESPOIR - LA TENTATION DE L'OCCIDENT - LA CONDITION HUMAINE - LES CONQUERANTS - LE TEMPS DU MEPRIS - LES NOYERS DE L'ALTENBURG Éditions Lidis..

      Imprimerie Nationale, 1961-1962. In French. 158+464+120+292+202+75+177 pages. Decorated full-leather binding. Blind-stamped. Gilt-ornamented. Richly illustrated. A very fine copy. Includes original lithos in full color by Walter Spitzer. Numbered copy (2404). Titlepages printed in red and black. Complete edition in 7 volumes

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        PABLO PICASSO. TOROS Y TOREROS. Texte de Luis miguel Dominguin et une etude de Georges Boudaille..

      Editions Ceicle d'art, 1961. In French. Decorated clothbinding with slip-case. Richly illustrated. A very fine copy

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        Physical Models and Living Organisms. Typewritten manuscript.

      Four manuscript pages with a couple of corrections with pen on the last page. The initials 'NB' with pen on the upper right corner of the first page.. The text was published in 'Light and Life' edited by W.D. McElroy and B. Glass, The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore 1961, pp. 1-3. More copies of the manuscript have probably existed, but this copy is from the private collection of Niels and Aage Bohr.** In later life, Niels Bohr participated in several more philophical debates, such as the problem addressed here. Originally investigated by Max Delbrück the question is: what does nuclear physics imply for biology and the study of living beings - that is 'immensely complicated material systems' (present text, p. 3) as opposed to the relatively simple phenomena studied by Bohr and his collegues

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        American Express

      Paris: The Olympia Press. (1961). First. First edition. Wrappers. Fine in fine dustwrapper. .

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        Thunderball - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Jonathan Cape, 1961, London. Cloth. 8vo ; 253, [3] pages. A handsome First Printing of the First Edition in Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket having benefited from minor professional paper restoration. This copy has been signed on the title page by Martine Beswick playing Bond Girl Paula Caplan both as Martine Beswick and Paula Caplan. Scarce in collectible condition, especially signed; In the novel Thunderball, Ian Fleming first introduces the world to perhaps the ultimate Bond villain -- Ernest Stavro Blofeld. Though Bond and Blofeld never actually meet, it is in this book that Bond first battles the schemes of SPECTRE, Blofeld's criminal organization. (in the movie adaptations, SPECTRE is being introduced in Dr. No and Blofeld in From Russia With Love. ) Basis for the James Bond movie starring Sean Connery, and Claudine Auger as Bond girl Dominique "Domino" Derval and Martine Beswick playing Paula Caplan. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Biographee.

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