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        The Golden Notebook

      New York: Michael Joseph, 1962. 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. Fine / fine.

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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 Extensive, substantial collection of letters (mostly autobiographical) to his closest relations, hitherto entirely unpublished.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

      Western River Guides Association, Bountiful, UT 1962 - 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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        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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        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, 1962. ITALIANO 0,43 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 USATO

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        The Ipcress File

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1962.. [Cold-War thriller]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.224. Publisher's orange cloth in original dustwrapper (without reviews). A clean, bright, near fine copy of the book in similar wrapper with a little rubbing to crown and some inevitable laminate shrinkage. A striking example of a book that wears easily. Len Deighton's classic debut spy story, introducing the cult figure of Harry Palmer (although the character's name remained anonymous for some time). Famously portrayed by Michael Caine in the film of the same name (1965), a role he reprised twice in the sixties, followed by two further outings (as a retired secret agent) in the mid-nineties. Described by Ian Fleming in the Sunday Times as one of his 'Books of the Year'.

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        The Jerusalem Windows (with two Lithograph paintings)

      George Braziller, New York 1962 - First Edition, First Printing with the two color lithographs present in the book. A beautiful copy. An attractive First issue dustjacket that is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in great shape and is bound in the publisher's red cloth. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE JERUSALEM WINDOWS. With two original color lithographs.

      New York: George Braziller, 1962. Book. Near fine condition. Hardcover. First Edition. Quarto (4to). 211 pages of text. Hardcover binding with minimal shelfwear. The price-clipped dustjacket has a few tiny tears and creases, with minor shelfwear; protected in the original glassene which is slightly shelfworn. Profusely illustrated. Contains the two original lithographs by Chagall in perfect condition; lithographs (M.365 and M.366). "This book which was compiled by Andre Sauret was completed on June 7, 1962. The texts by Jean Leymarie were composed by hand in "Roman du Roi" and were printed by the Imprimerie Nationale De France. The thirty-six preparatory color designs, some of which are in twenty colors, were transferred to the stones by Charles Sorlier under the direction of Marc Chagall. These designs and the two original lithographs by Marc Chagall Chagall (1889-1985) were printed by Mourlot Freres. The other reproductions and the binding are by Draeger Freres." Translated from the French by Elaine Desautels. First edition..

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        The Jerusalem Windows

      New York / Monte Carlo: George Braziller Publisher / André Sauret Publisher, 1962. Cloth. Fine. 4to. 210 pages. 1st edition. With the two original lithographs, complete.

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        "Ein Stammbaum der Schrift."

      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.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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        Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Arte povera, Land Art 85 manifesti 1962 - 1974

      Exhibitions Posters Raccolta di 85 manifesti di esposizioni d'arte tenutesi in gallerie Americane ed Europee tra il 1962 e il 1974 relativi ad artisti appartenenti alle avanguardie suddette tra i quali citiamo: De Dominicis, Boetti, Judd, Christo, Andre, Lo Savio, Buren, Pistoletto, Ruscha, Sol Lewitt... Tra le gallerie citiamo: Schmela, Senatore, Dwan Gallery, Leo Castelli, L'Attico, Apollinaire, Iolas, Sperone... In ordine cronologico il primo manifesto è relativo all'esposizione di Frank Stella e John Chamberlain alla Leo Castelli Gallery di New York del 7 novembre 1962 mentre il più recente è quello dell'esposizione di Hanne Darboven al Kunstmuseum di Basilea del 9 novembre 1974 Tutti i manifesti sono in buono/ottimo stato Allegate immagine della copertina del catalogo edito in occasione dell'Esposizione dei manifesti in Milano

      [Bookseller: Prometeo Libri]
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        THE TICKET THAT EXPLODED

      Paris: The Olympia Press. 1962. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy from William Burroughs to Alexander Trocchi. Also signed by Brion Gysin. Publisher's original green card covers printed in black, in the original dustwrapper. Loosely laid in is a photographic bookmark invitation to William Burroughs' book signing event for this book at La Librairie Anglaise, Paris on 12th December 1962. A very good or better copy, the binding firm and bright, the spine with a slight lean, the contents clean throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper. An important association copy. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the title page “For Alex Trocchi / a cosmonaute of / inner space in / appreciation of his / accurate maps”. Also signed by Brion Gysin in black ink underneath his printed text to the last page. Published and presumably inscribed shortly after their first encounter in 1962 on an aeroplane heading to the Edinburgh Writer's Conference. Burroughs recalls “I'd read Cain's Book , which was one of the early books about heroin addiction, and so we had a lot in common”. The two became allies of sort at the conference which turned into an extraordinary stand-off between the old guard and the young turks. Trocchi's announcement that “of what is interesting in the last twenty years or so of Scottish writing, I myself have written it all” incensed poet Hugh MacDiarmid so much that he denounced both Trocchi and Burroughs as “vermin who should never have been invited”, later describing Trocchi as “cosmopolitan scum, a writer of no literary consequence whatsoever”. Therein a long term and close friendship was born. Burroughs and Trocchi act as paradigms for the life of junk, both inside and outside of their texts. As long-term heroin addicts, Burroughs admired Trocchi's skill with the hypodermic syringe, writing “when I met [Alex] in London, he used to help me shoot up … my veins were gone in my arms. Old Alex could find a vein in a mummy”, an intimacy seldom found between two writers. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The Ticket That Exploded

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1962. First Edition. wrappers. Fine/fine. 1st edition (in English). Fine in printed wraps and fine dustjacket (impeccable). An unequivocally counter culture, and desensitizingly pushy novel, fixated on the American spiritual void, in a world without belief, where religion has been reinvented as the worship of chemicals. It's also a novel about mind control, saying that language is a virus, and if you think you are free, you're probably infected, anticipating our time of feckless media journalism, only sometimes biased against a particular policy, position, party, persuasion, or point of view, but always biased against understanding. And since this is a book about the effects of drugs on the mind, here's what I've learned: Avoid all drugs that make me more boring than I already am, or nervous enough to thread a sewing machine while it's running, or lead me to suppose I should give myself a haircut.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        POEMS AND DRAWINGS [IN] EPOS: A QUARTERLY OF POETRY - INSCRIBED TO JOHN WILLIAM CORRINGTON

      EPOS, Crescent City, FL 1962 - One of 500 copies. Slim octavo (23.25cm); dark yellow card wrappers, printed in green and black; 26,[2]pp. With a contemporary presentation inscription to poet John William Corrington on the first blank page: "To William Corrington / Charles Bukowski." Surrounding his inscription, Bukowski has embellished the page with flowers and stray lines in red paint and blue ballpoint pen. Some trivial creasing to yapped edges at spine ends and upper corners, else Fine. Special "Extra Issue" of this Florida-based poetry quarterly, the first such issue published by EPOS dedicated entirely to the work of a single author. A distinguished copy, with a contemporary inscription to poet John William Corrington, with whom Bukowski enjoyed a lengthy, early exchange of correspondance. Bukowski would go on to dedicate Run With The Hunted to him, and Corrington would end up writing the introduction to Bukowski's 1963 volume It Catches My Heart In Its Hands. Krumhansl 7; Dorbin A2. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Dark Monarch

      Galley Press. Galley Press, London, 1962. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Dust Jacket Condition: VERY GOOD. Sven Berlin (illustrator). First. HB DJ 1st Ed. Red and black illustration + printed DJ clipped. Yellow cloth boards. Gilt bird on red box front bottom right. Gilt titles on red block on spine. 22.3 x 15.2cm. 204 pages. b/w illustrations. Very rare first edition book, as it was withdrawn immediately after publication & destroyed, due to artists who believed themselves to be portrayed in the book taking libel action. There are only a couple of hundred copies of the original first edition in existence. Even more so as this copy is signed by the author to the front fep. Most likely the only copy signed by him.   After his war experiences reflected in 'I Am Lazarus', here in Dark Monarch, he shows the struggle to revive his sculptor & painter creativity. At this point in Cornwall, a phase of life, in which as he puts it, 'some of us seemed to be caught in the slip-stream of evil forces which often follow destruction'. Condition: DJ slight rub top/bottom spine + corners and very small tear to bottom right hand panel. End papers minor age freckles. Overall: clean, little wear, good colour, tight binding. VERY GOOD. rare signed copy.  . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1962.

      [Bookseller: The Plantagenet King]
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        Sleep Book.

      New York: Random House, 1962 - Tall quarto. Original pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Extremities very lightly rubbed, a few small marks to boards. An excellent copy in a slightly rubbed jacket with mildly nicked extremities, a short closed tear to rear panel, and a few minor chips to corners and head of spine. First edition, first printing. Younger and Hirsch 20. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LONGSHOT POMES FOR BROKE PLAYERS - INSCRIBED TO SEAMUS COONEY

      7 Poets Press [1962], New York - One of ca.200 copies printed. Slim octavo; stiff beige illustrated wrappers, stapled; [44pp]; illus. With a full-page inscription and original artwork on verso of front wrapper: "To Seamus Cooney - All god's children got Bukowski. They is lucky. Charles Bukowski." Beneath the inscription, Bukowski has added large drawings of a smoking man, a dog, a sun, and a large flower. Some pinpoint wear to both ends of spine-fold, else Fine. Early chapbook, with the subjects covered by these poems being those closest to the author's heart: women, the race track, and classical music. A charming inscription to author and long-time friend Seamus Cooney, who in addition to editing five volumes of Bukowski's selected letters co-authored A Bibliography of the Black Sparrow Press, 1966-1978. While signed copies of this chapbook are uncommon, inscribed copies of any significance are nearly unobtainable. Krumhansl 8; Dorbin A3. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan & Co Ltd; New York: St Martin's Press,, 1962. Octavo (175 x 199 mm). Contemporary orange crushed morocco for Asprey, spine lettered in gilt with gilt motifs to compartments, gilt centrepiece of the Red Queen to covers, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With 50 black and white illustrations by John Tenniel. Spine and head of front cover slightly faded, very light markings to covers. An excellent copy. A very attractively bound copy of Carroll's classic, first published in 1871.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        RUN WITH THE HUNTED

      Chicago: Midwest Poetry Chapbooks, 1962. First edition. Paperback. A near fine clean copy. Less than 300 copies were published in March of 1962 by R. R. Cuscaden. Consists of 20 poems, all written in 1960 or 1961. The book is dedicated to William Corrington and was printed at Quality Press Limited, Montreal, Canada. Stapled into stiff red paper wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
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        Capitalism and Freedom

      Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 202pp. Original navy cloth with gilt lettering. First edition, first printing. Slight darkening to cloth at spine, light rubbing at corners and spine ends. Clipping tipped in at rear paste down. Vertical lines of pencil markings to margins at nearly every recto page of text. Else near fine. The rare first appearance of the influential defense of classical liberalism.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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