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         The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir

      New York: David McKay Company, 1962. Good. First edition. Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt. 234pp., photographs. Boards soiled, a good sound copy lacking the dustwrapper. Signed by Bates: "Best wishes, Daisy Bates." An important book, the autobiography of the woman who at great personal hazard led the struggle to integrate Little Rock's public schools. Brignano 306.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, and Other Verses from the Red Book.

      London: George Allen and Unwin. 1962 - FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.64. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Publisher's illustrated, paper covered boards, lettered in black, pictorial dust jacket. Clean and bright, inside and out. A lovely fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Catch-22.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1962 - Octavo. Original proof wrappers, review label affixed to front wrapper. Four promotional postcards laid in. Spine sunned and a little cocked and creased, wrappers a little marked and dust soiled, very light rubbing to extremities, but a very good copy overall, entirely sound. One of the post-cards spotted. Scarce prepublication proof review copy of the first UK edition of Heller's masterpiece, this copy from the library (though without ownership inscription) of Sunday Times reviewer Philip Oakes (1925-2008), who began his journalistic career as a conscript in the Second World War, working on the troop newsletter. It is offered with four scarce postcards produced by Cape to advertise the book, each giving a portrait sketch of one of the characters with a pertinent quotation from the book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Les Travaux et les jours

      Tériade, Paris 1962 - Edition illustrée de 23 EAUX-FORTES originales de Jacques VILLON, dont le frontispice et 3 double-page en couleurs, et 12 double-page et 7 pleine-page en noir. Tirage unique à 200 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives, signés par Villon. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

      The Viking Press 1962 - First edition, first printing, first state with "fool Red Cross woman" on page 9. Near Fine with light fading to topstain, faint bit of staining to edge of page block, previous owner details to front free endpaper. In a Very Good+ price-clipped first state dust jacket with five-word Jack Kerouac blurb on the front flap, spine heavily faded, and with light edge wear. A rather presentable copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

      New York: Viking, 1962. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A fine first edition, first printing copy, internally perfect, with very slight fading to top edge and bottom of spine, of Kesey's first novel in a VG first issue jacket with some fraying and chipping at spine ends and corners and fading at extremities. Jacket is not price clipped($4.95) All the points are there! Red Cross Woman on page 9, "A great new American Novelist" byJack Kerouac on front flap. A very desirable and collectible copy of one of the most iconic novels ever written. Mylar protected.

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         One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

      London: Methuen, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition. Author's name blacked out, as is typical. 311 pp. Crimson cloth with gilt and turquoise stamping on spine. Near Fine in Very Good unclipped dust jacket with typical light laminate bubbling, spine panel a bit faded, light soiling around edges, small tear near head repaired with tape on verso. Small stain to last four pages' fore edge of and fore edge of back panel. A nice copy.

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         The Spy Who Loved Me

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1962.. FIRST EDITION, State A. Crown Octavo (21 x 13cm), pp.221. Publisher's cloth-effect paper over boards with scarlet end-papers in pictorial dust-jacket illustrated by Richard Chopping. A couple of minor marks to lower portion of spine, jacket clipped, otherwise a particularly fresh copy, housed in a protective leather-spined clamshell box.

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         Four Poets

      Cheshires, (Australia) 1962 - First edition. Pictorial papercovered boards. Without dustwrapper as issued. Very good ex-library from the Commonwealth of Australia Overseas Library Service with minimal markings. Malouf's first book, with his poem "Interiors," preceding his first solely authored book by eight years. Also contains "A Few Mad Saints" by Don Maynard, "A Question of Ignorance" by Judith Green, and "Statues and Lovers" by Rodney Hall. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         An original drawing by Sidney Nolan.

      Coloured wax crayons on coated paper (sketch 304 x 254mm). Framed. Verso inscribed '6th October '56, London'. An original sketch by Sidney Nolan with stylised script reading 'ap' or 'ar' in lowercase. By the mid 1950s, Nolan had settled permanently in London, where he created covers for the Australian issue of the London Magazine (1962), the December 1962 issue of the poet-painter series of Australian Letters alongside Randolph Stow; and two portraits for Time magazine - Rudolf Nureyev in 1965 and Robert Lowell in 1967. He also famously designed covers for the French avant-garde magazine Verve, a series which included both Kelly themed and Italian crucifix themed images, though in the event none of these appeared on the magazine. This drawing was probably a preparatory sketch for the cover of another journal with the initials 'AR' or 'AP'. In the latter case, the letters 'ap' may also bear relation to the so-called Angry Penguins group with which Nolan was associated during the 1940s. The group had met with an unhappy demise due to the so-called Ern Malley hoax in the mid-1940s. Despite this misfortune, this sketch, produced during Nolan's time in London, may have been a nostalgic gesture to the artist's formative days in the Angry Penguins group. Provenance : Christie's London, Australian Art, 10/10/2012, lot 48 (3).

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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         Agreement between the New American Library and W.H. Auden.

      New York. 11 December,, 1962. Seven sheets typed on one side only and stapled into card. A legal document in which W.H. Auden and Anne Fremantle agree to deliver a manuscript tentatively entitled ''Protestant Mysticism'' for publication by the New American Library. The anthology, edited by Fremantle and with an introduction by Auden, was eventually published by Little, Brown in 1964 under the title The Protestant Mystics; it was issued by the New American Library in paperback form in 1965.The document is signed on the fifth sheet by Auden, Fremantle, Michael Cohn and Victor Weybright. Chester Kallman also signs as a witness. Auden and Fremantle also initial the document thirteen times in the margins. Laid in is a short Typed Letter Signed to Auden from Frieda J. Spiller of the New York literary agents Curtis Brown enclosing the agreement.Very good.

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         Manifesto 99 x 70 cm. dell'Ekspositie nul 9 - 26 Maart Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 1962

      Stedelijk Museum, 1962. Exhibition Poster Esposizione del Gruppo Zero tra i quali ricordiamo gli italiani Castellani Dadamaino Dorazio Fontana Lo Savio Manzoni Lievi tracce d'uso ai bordi Per il resto ottimo stato

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         The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, and Other Verses from the Red Book.

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1962. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.64. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Publisher's illustrated, paper covered boards, lettered in black, pictorial dust jacket. Clean and bright, inside and out. A lovely fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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         Manifesto 59 x 42 cm. dell'Esposizione Light and Smoke alla McRoberts & Tunnard Ltd. London october/november 1962

      McRoberts & Tunnard Ltd, 1962. Exhibition Poster

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         The Complete Tales of Henry James Edited with an Introduction by Leon Edel.

      Rupert Hart-Davis London 1962-4 - 8vo. 12 volumes, set. First impressions. Original grey cloth, gilt. Top edges stained purple. Half of the d/ws are price-clipped. Near fine in near fine dust-wrappers. The standard edition of the tales, arranged chronologically. One of the nicest sets I have seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Golden Notebook

      New York: Michael Joseph, 1962. First Edition. Wrappers. Fine/fine. 1st edition. Fine in fine dustjacket. An important novel, helping to define the issues confronting the Women's Movement before it was a movement. A masterpiece of inner world fiction, novelizing the fragmentation of mental and societal collapse. It takes a detached step back to separate feminism from the situationalists, and it won her the Nobel Prize in Literature. When it was published, The Golden Notebook's controversial nature, somewhat obscured the book's other themes, including the role, relationship and responsibility of the artist to society as well as to him (her) self and his/her art. It is, in every way, an immense book, particularly as to its intentions, overwhelming in both its complexity and intellectualism. It portrays the struggle between male and female, truth and lies, reality and fiction and fidelity and betrayal. In 1962 the book was widely misunderstood prompting its author to write a later, explanatory preface and today it is misunderstood in a different light, for example, its socialism as seen after Thatcherism and its promiscuity as seen after AIDS. There is a short novel within (Free Women) intercut with the notebooks of Anna Wulf, the novel's prime character. Connections and interconnections are everywhere and events from the notebooks coincide with, and yet contradict, events from the novel. Anna's breakdown is reflected in the breakdown of boundaries between one notebook and another, one fiction and another, and there are interchangeable characters who are first mad and then become sane. And in the end there is a beginning, which becomes the first line of Free Women.

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         Collection of 69 letters, postcards and other documents by Hermann Hesse to his sisters Adele (Adis) Gundert and Marie, his brother-in-law Hermann Gundert and to Gertrud Hanßum-Gundert, adopted daughter of Adele and Hermann.

      Montagnola, Zurich, Sils-Maria, 1914-1962. - A total of 87½ pp. on 84 ff. 4to und (oblong) (large) 8vo. 12 of the letters include an original watercolour by Hermann Hesse. Includes 5 additional letters by Adele Hesse, Bruno Hesse and Ninon Hesse to the Gundert family. Extensive, substantial collection of letters (mostly autobiographical) to his closest relations, hitherto entirely unpublished. Hesse gives lengthy accounts of his life and work, also remarking on his personal feelings and states of mind. Less than two weeks after the death of Thomas Mann, he writes: "It is a great loss. There are newer and younger friends, but no more old comrades and companions like him" (to Gertrud, letter dated 25 Aug. 1955). Furthermore, he recounts an amusing episode with a reader (no. 7, to Adele, February 1940), discussses other writers ("the poet Poe is one of the few great American poets of ther 19th century" (no. 27, to Gertrude, 1952) and even his own creative work (cf. his letters to Marulla, 1932, or no. 41, to Gertrud, postmarked 24 Feb. 1957). - A detailed list ist available upon request.

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         TRUMAN, HARRY S TYPED LETTER AND PORTRAIT BOTH SIGNED INDEPENDENCE, MO JAN 9, 1962 Lbc

      Truman, Harry S.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1962. Frame. B&W Illustrations; Truman, Harry S. Typed Letter Signed. Independence, MO, Jan 9, 1962. 1p, 4to; old horizontal creases, separating along fold above salutation. Framed with silver print bust portrait of Truman, 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in; 232 x 190 mm; inscr, sgd & dated "1/9/62" by Truman; pronounced crackling at bottom left, other minor crackling. Both to Mr. Orville Morrison. Attractive muted gold and silver clored frame is aprox 17.5" x 25" .

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         Schemi

      Napoli, Edizioni Documento-Sud 1962 - Uno dei primi libri d'artista verbo-visuali italiani. Dim. 34x24,5 cm

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         Grand Canyon River Guide Scroll Map

      Bountiful, UT: Western River Guides Association. Very Good. 1962. No Binding. From Herm Hoop's History of River Guides on the Colorado River System: "Les Jones, of Heber City, Utah, was an engineer and avid river runner. Jones began running rivers at the age of eleven. He built a kayak, running most rivers solo, and taking movies from a camera mounted on a football helmet. By the early 1950's Les began taping USGS maps together and filling in the missing contours. Les began using aerial photos, USGS maps and his own drawings and notes to trace and draw detailed maps on a scroll paper strips 7-10 inches wide. The maps were not waterproof and faded in sunlight, so they had to be protected from water and sunlight. Later his maps were copied onto waterproof mylar. Jones copied a river profile on the map above the river segments, labeling rapids and features on both. The maps contained rapid ratings, drawings of major rapids, Powell and other historic river camps, historic inscriptions and other detailed information. Les' maps were some of the first maps to contain conservation messages." This issue is of Jones's river scroll maps for the Grand Canyon. Dark blue mimeographed text and map. Includes an alert about the proposed Marble Canyon dam within the Grand Canyon. 7" wide paper scroll map is of unknown length when unrolled. In original plastic packaging with attached paper instructions on how to use the map. The plastic bag is rarely seen with the map; bag is milky with light soiling. Paper instruction label is faded on one side but bright on verso. Label itself is intact with wrinkling and edge wear. Some edge wear to the scroll map but inking remains strong. Few small tears visible. Fascinating piece of river-running history! ; Map .

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         QUANTITIES POEMS

      Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (1962). First Edition. Softcover. Some dust spotting to top edge. Near Fine. Poet's first book, the issue in wraps. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the half-title page to the poet William Meredith: "For William/and, I hope,/some qualities in these/early efforts, and subsequent/affections and admirations/with all that has ensued,/gratefully/Richard/'83/Institute of Academy of Arts & Letters." Additionally SIGNED on the title page by Bernard Malamud: "For a dear sweet man/and good friend/an outsider/Bern." Meredith has written in pencil near Malamud's inscription an explanation of how he was seated near Howard when he inscribed the book. Laid in is a brief TYPED LETTER SIGNED from Malamud apologizing for signing the book.

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         Dead Cert.

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1962. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookplate to front free endpaper, pasted over ownership inscription. Light foxing to edges, an excellent copy in the toned and price-clipped dust jacket, faint mark to head of front panel, a little rubbing to extremities. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Very best wishes, Dick Francis". This was the author's first novel.

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         Ein Stammbaum der Schrift., (A Tree of Fonts).

      Frankfurt, 1962. - Broadside/Poster. 34 x 27. Matted, glazed, in a handsome cherry frame. The visible portion measures 33 x 24 inches. A stylized black tree on a soft green background, displaying the development of Bauer type faces, printed in various colors. With about 60 faces, those on the trunk are the fore-runners (Roman capitals, Uncials, etc.). Branches (miniscules, gothics, cursives, antiquas, bastardas) culminate in Bauer types. At the top of the tree--Futura. Tiny circular puncture in upper corner, all else fine. A stunning broadside produced for friends of the foundry, to celebrate Bauer's 125th anniversary.

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         Twentysix Gasoline Stations

      Alhambra: Cunningham Press, 1962. paperback. near fine/very good(+). 16mo, white wrappers lettered in red. Original glassine dust wrapper, chipped at the bottom edge & with a few light stains; small light stain on the front cover covering the letter "T". (Alhambra: Cunningham Press), 1962 (1967). Second Edition. One of 500 unnumbered copies, this one bears presentation by Ruscha, 1969. His first book.

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         Saggi

      BORINGHIERI, TORINO 1962 - Enciclopedia di autori classici ITALIANO Collana "Enciclopedia di autori classici" diretta da Giorgio Colli. Introduzione, traduzione e note di Piero Bertolucci. Brossura con alette integrate, con segni d’uso al dorso e bordi logorati, ingiallita con minima fioritura così come ai tagli e alle pagine. Pieghe in alcuni fogli. Alcune pagine intonse.

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         A collection 10 intimate TYPED LETTERS SIGNED by the JAMAICAN-AMERICAN AUTHOR ALSTON ANDERSON to the author & screenwriter RUDY WURLITZER, together with 2 Typed Letters to Alston Signed by Wurlitzer.

      New York & Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, November 1962 to November 17th, 1965. [1962]., [1962].. - Ten letters by the Jamaican-American author of "Lover Man" densely typed on 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide creamy buff paper. Addressed to the author of "Nog", Rudy Wurlitzer, each letter is signed "Alston". In a November 1962 letter, typed on both sides of the sheet, Alston dives right in, letting loose his "wild" side which one can at once consider a gift or a plague. "I saw Miles [Miles Davis] last night, but I was so drunk that I got thrown out of the place. (Village Vanguard.) What I heard sounded great. I'll probably go again tonight and take Ruth." Perhaps not surprising considering the cause of his fallout with Robert Graves, without qualms Alston reveals his feelings for Rudy's sister: "I had lunch with your sister yesterday, and tried to make her. No luck. I really didn't like her much in Deya [ie: Deia, Mallorca], but now I love her. She admitted that it's a pity that you're her brother. If you weren't, she'd marry you. And I wouldn't blame her. If I was a woman, I'D marry you." As is the case throughout his letters, Alston philosophizes about writing: "Read the Tibetans, baby, read the Tibetans. The only problem you'll have is that you'll come to realize that there's really nothing worth writing about...." Briefly falling back into explicit descriptions of his lusty feelings, Alston closes with "Bye bye, blackbird".In a 1-1/4 page letter dated December 21st, 1962 typed on both sides of a sheet of paper, Alston first elatedly mentions that he's "been writing. I'm working on a story called 'Diary of a Madman'. Yesterday I threw out something called 'A Good Edjucation', but I may try it again soon." He quotes a couple of paragraphs from his story whose black protagonist resides in an Asylum: "I have a suggestion to make to the President of the United States." he quotes his character, "The next time, sir, that you hear of a Negro trying to enter a Southern (white) University, will you kindly order him to the White House immediately..." The madman (Alston's satirical voice) goes on to suggest that the president offer to build him, in the North, the greatest University one could possibly visualize staffed by "the brightest, whitest professors from the United States, France, England and Germany...." Not only would the government save a fortune on troop expenditure but "It would also spare a town like Columbia, S.C., or Athens, Ga., the pleasure of having such casual visitors as four hundred and fifty U.S. Marshals, the entire 82nd Airborne Division, CBS-TV, ABC-TV, NBC-TV,..." and so on, sarcastically concluding through his character that, of course, the people of those towns might be a little disappointed at the lack of attention. Signed "Alston".In a one-page letter dated February 27th, 1963 addressed "Dear Rudolfo" Alston opens by asking "how did you come by that Italian first name? Don't tell me. It's probably too complicated." He goes on to reveal that "I threw 'Diary of a Madman' away. Man, I was out of my mind!" "I've stopped drinking completely - until July 15th" writes Alston, "By then I hope to have another book of stories finished as well as an article for the Atlantic Monthly on the Dred Scott decision. I plan to make a play on Dred Scott, by the way". He then requests that, if he can, Rudy send him a copy of "Skin Deep". Signed "Alston".On April 23th of that year, Alston writes a one-and-a half page letter to "Dear Rude" to let him know that he's not called Marianne [Rudy's sister] about a story since he's broke and "only recently I've taken to stocking my larder before I go on my little toots. Getting sensible in my middle age. My phone bill isn't paid yet. In fact, I no longer even have a phone...." While he's expecting money from Paris as the publisher Calmann-Levy bought his book "Lover Man", he "foolishly" signed over his money to J.B. who, it turns out is in jail for marijuana possession: "pot of all things. In Paris! where I've smoked at the COUPOLE, man! Interpol, though. Those kats have very long arms." He's excited that he's "on the verge of finishing another book of stories...." "The thing I've been doing" he writes "is getting so damn broke that I have no other alternative except writing or reading or playing solitaire or masturbating...." He goes on to comment on how he perceived the Guggenheim when stoned on synthetic mushroom and closes with "Love" "Alston".In a one-page letter dated May 15th, 1963, Alston declares "Well, I took them all, baby. All twenty-one of them.... I took sixteen before going up to the Museum of Modern Art. All that happened is that I became (and am becoming) intensely introspective....." "I do want the piano", he writes several paragraphs later, "but not for myself. Bud Powell is coming home this fall, and I'd like to hear him play on it." Powell was a noted American Jazz pianist and friend of Thelonious Monk. Closing "With all my love, Alston", Alston has penned a postcript in ink: "Thank you! That kid's head is wild!".Apologizing for not having written in a while, Alston writes, in a one page letter dated August 30th, 1963: "Your last letter sounded a bit disjointed, as though you were associating with lower-class minds...." He relates how he may have upset Rudy's sister by "turning on and getting the giggles" and then sort of apologizes: "Sorry, old man. I'm aware that in some weird way you're trying to preserve her innocence. She's a nice girl." Doubleday has turned down his book and he's bent on getting his act together, "But I ain't goofing no more, baby. I promised myself that I'll be famous at forty, and I think I'll keep that promise for the hell of it. What ELSE is there to do? (Except become a Bhudda, which I might get around to some year.) Following a brief mention of the World Series he inquires as to when Rudy might come back to New York. Signed "Alston".December 7th, 1963: "I was so upset about President Kennedy's death that I couldn't answer your letter before now." Alston is in the same boat as always, "trying to get an advance from Putnam..." and "The New Yorker turned down four of my stories...." "I had the most horrible Thanksgiving imaginable" he writes a couple of paragraphs later "I went to a party and turned on, only to discover to my horror that EVERYBODY at the party was in me." After mentioning a "pretty nice looking redhead on the Lex Ave bus" he writes that he's "going to read RUNAWAY over WBAI next Wednesday. And I'm doing an hour of Bud Powell's music, too." Signed "Alston". There are a couple of light brown stains, possibly from coffee or liquor, to the upper half of the letter.In a two-page letter written from Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts on April 3rd, 1965, Alston writes "I'd like very much to go to Europe with you - I'm particularly interested in Rome and St. Petersburg at the moment, and plan to start studying Italian soon...." His book is going slowly as he's been thinking instead of writing and has become fascinated by television, which he's only had since "Monday", "I think television is, in an esoteric sense, the supreme indication of the one-ness of the human mind. Ditto radio, the telephone, radar, etc., but television is by far the most interesting because of the two primary senses involved...." He fantasizes about building a house on Chappaquiddick [sic] across from Edgartown. "I haven't met any interesting people. Helen Burckhardt (of Deya) is the only person I can talk to on the entire island, which is, of course, not at all unusual." He mentions, in closing, that he's been reading Edgar Cayce and signs himself "Alston" as usual. The letter is creased with some soiling and a few tiny tears to the edges. The top right corner is heavily creased with a longer tear to the right edge.He's not sure what day it is, "But I do know it was a gas to hear from you" Alston writes in a one-page letter dated August 6, 1965. "What the [f___] are you doing in Deya?... And what the [f___] is Ann Truxell doing there?" referring to the American artist Annie Truxell, "I love that chick. She's crazy! Have you noticed? I love Ann Truxell. Tell her that. (I'M crazy.)" Alston goes on to speak of his current lovers and, only in the last paragraph does he mention the novel he's writing "which I'm calling JUST FRIENDS in honor of Bird...." Signing himself "A" followed by a postcript "Baby I'm black! You should see me!" There is a small piece out from the left border of the page, not affecting the text.Still working on "Just Friends", Alston writes in a one-and-a-half page letter dated November 17, 1965 "Not being widely published depresses me, but what the hell.... The only thing I can do is keep writing, which is the only thing I like to do except [f______] and listening to jazz, and if it ever came to a choice the last two would have to go. I'm really pleased with JUST FRIENDS. I'm having a ball writing it...." Expressing his pleasure that Rudy has sold a story to The Atlantic Monthly, he goes on to write "To hell with the Establishment. You're absolutely right, of course, but the only thing I can think of is to run over them!... It seems to me that any writer that's any good at all is faced with that problem at every period in literary history...." About Vineyard Haven, he declares "I love this place for writing... And I'm thinking of -- or rather, am going to -- start a three-act play immediately after I finish this novel...." After confiding that he thinks of Rudy's sister, he mentions that he owes another woman an apology after passing out on her couch. "Prince Gautama sends his regards, and says to tell you that you will be a Buddha in fourteen lifetimes" he writes in closing "So take care. You are EXTREMELY rare." Signed " Alston".The correspondence includes two letters to Alston by Rudy Wurlitzer. Both of these typed letters are signed by Rudy and, as they are not dated, we've been unable to place them in chronological order. The first of these, a densely typed one-page letter on 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide creamy white paper begins with Rudy expressing his pleasure that Alston is writing. He then quickly goes on to explain and apologize for passing on a wrong number to Alston which, ironically, happens to be that of the police station. Alston was likely not too pleased with what he perceived as a joke. "The weird thing is, though, that Heathers gave me that phone number. When I first read your letter I got slightly bugged and thought you were getting insanely paranoid but then I called Heathers and asked her for Marjories number and 440-1234 was the number she gave me. I said: do you know what you're doing sweetheart? And she said: Oh my god oh my god oh my god. It's the police number that I used when I tried to have John thrown out...." Expressing his own desire to have his phone number changed, Rudy elaborates: "The whole problem is how to be alone. You seem to know how to do it now and I envy you. I know it at times when I do I write some pretty good things but when I don't I'm in trouble. You have to protect yourself. Otherwise people get inside you and it takes quite a purge to get them out, sometimes all the way out is the only way...." Speaking of his writing, he says: "Here it is: Sanctity, Eroticism (writing or whatever) and Solitude. In other words, sacred time. When you have more sacred time than profane you're in. . . or something." Signed "love, Rudy" in blue ink.In a half-page letter typed on 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide buff paper with binder holes along the left, Rudy opens by saying: "I haven't written because I haven't known anything. Not on the level of words and letters...." He explains that he's about to ship out from San Francisco on a freighter headed to Curacao in the Dutch West Indies before coming back to New York. Rudy is concerned, however, that he won't find his groove and be able to write: "I'm anxious to get back and yet slightly worried as I haven't been working and I would hate to hit New York turned off.... When I came back to NY from Spain I never did get settled into anything and finally had to leave." Signed "love, Rudy".A significant collection which offers insight into the life and writing process of an important, yet often forgotten or overlooked, Jamaican-American black author. In her biography "Robert Graves: Life On The Edge" Miranda Seymour described Alston Anderson as "a young Jamaican writer educated in America and France for whose one book, Lover Man, Graves wrote the introduction." Born in the Panama Canal Zone to Jamaican Parents, Alston Anderson grew up in Jamaica before moving to the United States at the age of 14. Alston served in WWII and, after the war, took advantage of the GI Bill to study at North Carolina College, and then Columbia University. In 1955, he spent three months residing at the writer's colony "Yaddo" in Saratoga Springs with James Baldwin and others. He left "Yaddo" under a cloud due to "bad behavior" and his association with "objectional characters". He concluded his studies at the Sorbonne where he specialized in German 18th Century metaphysics. Hanging out with other ex-pats, he followed in their footsteps and ended up in Mallorca for a spell, joining up with Robert Graves in Deia. He traveled between Deia, Paris and New York through the 50's. Of Alston Anderson, Graves is quoted as writing "When Alston plays the drums or dances on our terrace, you can judge what a misfit he must have been in his Faculty at the Sorbonne". Graves wrote a glowing introduction for Alston's book in 1959 but by 1962 Alston's doping and drinking which culminated in a highly explicit sexual letter that he penned to Graves' wife Beryl drove a wedge between the two authors. Though admired by his colleagues, his lifestyle prevented him from settling into Academia and Alston would spend his life in poverty. No one claimed his remains when he died in Manhattan in 2008 and he was initially interred in the potter's field at Hart Island. His remains were subsequently accorded the military honor he deserved for his military service and, due to the efforts of a program that tracks down the remains of indigent veterans, he was accorded a military burial at Calverton Natonal Cemetery on Long Island.Although more accurately Jamaican-American, Alston Anderson is considered among America's African-American authors and his book "Lover Man", a collection of stories about the black experience in the South told in a jazz-inflected voice, was published in 1959 when he was 35. Alston went on to write a novel "All God's Children" in 1965 and his short story "Dance of the Infidels" was published in the anthology "Come Out The Wilderness" in that same year. Other short stories were published in anthologies of "jazz fiction" and of "Negro writers". Richard Wright and Terry Southern could be considered among his good friends in addition to Robert Graves. Alston and Terry Southern interviewed Nelson Algren in his Greenwich Village flat in 1955 for the Paris Review.The American experimental novelist & screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer (born 1937) first started writing when working on an oil tanker when he was 17 years old. A descendant of Rudolph Wurlitzer who founded the Wurlitzer piano company, Rudy subsequently worked as secretary for the author Robert Graves who he credits with teaching him to "write short sentences". Settling in NYC in the 1960's he was a friend to Claes Oldenburg, Robert Frank and Philip Glass. With his wife, the photographer Lynn Davis, Rudy moved to upstate New York and also refurbished a cabin in Cape Breton. His highly experimental first novel "Nog" is considered a cult classic. He followed this with "Flats", "Quake", "Slow Fade", and "The Drop Edge of Yonder". He also wrote his memoir "Hard Travel To Sacred Places". Among his film projects, Rudy Wurlitzer wrote the screenplay for the cult-classic "Two-Lane Blacktop", Sam Peckinpah's "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid", "Candy Mountain" which he co-directed with Robert Frank, and Bernardo Bertolucci's "Little Buddha".

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         NUOVI POETI SOVIETICI

      EINAUDI, TORINO 1962 - NUOVA UNIVERSALE EINAUDI ITALIANO N.3 della collana, rilegatura editoriale in tutta tela azzurra con titoli neri e minime tracce d'uso, sovraccoperta con piccola illustrazione in nero, scolorita al dorso e con strappi ai bordi, pagine lievemente ingiallite ai bordi rimanendo comunque in buonissimo stato di conservazione, polvere al taglio superiore

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         L'après - midi de Monsieur Andesmas.

      Ed. Gallimard 1962 - . In-12 br. E.O. 1/45 ex. num. sur vélin pur fil, n.c. Etat de neuf. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

      George Allen and Unwin 1962 - illustrated covers, matching the dust jacket, clean bright colors, unmarked. Inside pages[64] are unmarked, illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings in color and black and white by Pauline Baynes. The dust jacket has a few small nicks and tears all invisible and protected with brodart cover Price intact 13s 6d net in UK only.[Thirteen shillings and six pence [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, and Other Verses from the Red Book.

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1962.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.64. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Publisher's illustrated, paper covered boards, lettered in black, pictorial dust jacket. Clean and bright, inside and out. A lovely fine copy.

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         Grand Canyon River Guide Scroll Map

      Bountiful, UT: Western River Guides Association. Very Good. 1962. No Binding. From Herm Hoop's History of River Guides on the Colorado River System: "Les Jones, of Heber City, Utah, was an engineer and avid river runner. Jones began running rivers at the age of eleven. He built a kayak, running most rivers solo, and taking movies from a camera mounted on a football helmet. By the early 1950's Les began taping USGS maps together and filling in the missing contours. Les began using aerial photos, USGS maps and his own drawings and notes to trace and draw detailed maps on a scroll paper strips 7-10 inches wide. The maps were not waterproof and faded in sunlight, so they had to be protected from water and sunlight. Later his maps were copied onto waterproof mylar. Jones copied a river profile on the map above the river segments, labeling rapids and features on both. The maps contained rapid ratings, drawings of major rapids, Powell and other historic river camps, historic inscriptions and other detailed information. Les' maps were some of the first maps to contain conservation messages." This issue is of Jones's river scroll maps for the Grand Canyon. Dark blue mimeographed text and map. Includes an alert about the proposed Marble Canyon dam within the Grand Canyon. 7" wide paper scroll map is of unknown length when unrolled. In original plastic packaging with attached paper instructions on how to use the map. The plastic bag is rarely seen with the map; bag is milky with light soiling. Paper instruction label is faded on one side but bright on verso. Label itself is intact with wrinkling and edge wear. Some edge wear to the scroll map but inking remains strong. Few small tears visible. Fascinating piece of river-running history! ; Map .

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         The Jerusalem Windows

      New York: George Brazillier Inc. in association with Horizon Magazine,, 1962. Text and Notes by Jean Leymarie. Tall quarto. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board in gilt, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. With 2 original lithographs and colour illustrations throughout by Chagall. Faint ownership stamp to first two pages. An excellent copy in the jacket, the slipcase with small chip to top edge. First edition in English, with two original lithographs prepared by Chagall for this edition, and with numerous beautiful chromolithographic reproductions of the artist's work. It was issued the same year as the first edition in French, entitled Vitraux Pour Jerusalem, and features various stages of Chagall's 12 stained glass window designs for the synagogue of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Centre in Jerusalem.

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        Avventure in due mondi

      BOMPIANI, MILANO 1962 - I Delfini ITALIANO Uscita n.70 della serie I Più Famosi Libri Moderni della collana I Delfini, titolo originale Adventures in Two Worlds, traduzione dall'inglese all'italiano a cura di P. Gobetti, brossura a colori con sovraccoperta illustrata, diffusi segni di usura alla copertina, pagine fiorite, taglio ingiallito, alla copertina titoli e simbolo grafico della collana I Delfini, alle alette riassunto del romanzo ed elenco delle pubblicazioni dell'autore, al retro elenco delle uscite della collana

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