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        Woodcock Shooting". The original corrected typescript for this article (11 pp.), carbon of retyped fair copy (13 pp.), and covering correspondence

      n.d., South Orange, NJ - 1 vols. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Connett's Corrected Typescript of "Woodcock Shooting". An informative, anecdotal article on the nuances of woodcock shooting, drawn from Connett's extensive experience, with numerous corrections and deletions by the author. Included is a note from Connett, presumably to an agent, conveying his original typescript for retyping: "Here's an old one I dug up. Might try Sports Illustrated or Field & Stream with it when you have given it the business". Upon receipt of the fair copy, Connett himself sent out the article to Field & Stream (his carbon, dated April 5, 1962, is included) offering the article, suggesting that it might be illustrated by the late Dr. Edward Burke and the English artist Roland Greene, and announcing that "This coming fall I am publishing a fine collection of grouse shooting stories by Burton Spiller, originally appearing in Field & Stream."From the Estate of Eugene V. Connett III, and evidently unpublished.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Twice-Told Tales [The Corpse Makers] (Original screenplay for the 1963 film)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Admiral Pictures / United Artists, 1962. Draft script for the 1962 film "Twice-Told Tales," seen here under an early working title "The Corpse Makers," with the film's ultimate title, "TWICE TOLD TALES" written just below in green holograph marker. A highly entertaining omnibus of stories based on the short horror fiction of Nathaniel Hawthorne, with each starring Vincent Price. One of the more successful and ambitious of AIP's highly successful omnibus films from the 1960s, aimed squarely at the drive-in market. Goldenrod studio wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 39, dated September 21, 1962, with credits for screenwriter Kent. Title page present, dated October 1, 1962, with credits for screenwriter Kent and story writer Hawthorne. 149 leaves, mimeograph, with pink and blue revision pages throughout, dated 10-22 and 10-24-62. Pages about Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two gold brads. Parish, p. 346-347.

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        Karel Appel: Painter

      New York, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1962. 77/250; signed. Hardcover. VG- (Some discoloration at edges of boards and pages). Color pictorial paper over boards; Clear glassine dj. with off-white lettering; yellow, folded paper (4 pp.) with text; 178 pp., profusely illustrated in bw and color, with color plates tipped in. Original color lithograph laid in back. No. 77 in an edition of 250; Signed by the artist and author; includes a color lithograph signed by Appel, laid in and secured with a red band; "To the Reader" booklet laid in.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        La Mala Hora (Premio Literario Esso, 1961)

      Madrid, 1962 Rare Spanish language 1st edition (print run of only 5,000), paperback, 19,5 x 12,5cm, 224 pages, cover worn, with some flecks and minor creasing, spine with small tears at top and bottom, binding weakened at front, corner of back cover as well as of last pages creased. Seltene Erstausgabe. Roman, Erzählungen, Marquez

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Karin Dykes]
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        Al'bom Indijskich i Persidskich Miniatjur XVI-XVIII VV = [Album of Indian and Persian Miniatures of the XVI-XVIIIth Centuries].

      Moskva : Izdat. Vostočnoj Literatury 1962 - This unusual and rare volume contains a folio of prints and text on 16g to 18th century Persian and Indian miniatures, a booklet and slipcase. The folio is 81 ages, with 111 loose plates (11 of them in colour). Text is in Russian and Arabic. The separate booklet, in soft cover, is the English/Persian summary of the Russian text. The book has tan wrappers with red decorations and black lettering to cover. Slip case is not complete. Cover and pages are in very good condition. The album was compiled in Iran in the middle the 18th century and acquired in 1921 from the Russian Museum to which it had been given in 1910 as a personal gift of Emperor Nikolai II. This production of the album published in Moscow in 1962 contains reproductions of the works of the miniature painters and calligraphers Abu-I-Hasan Nadir az-Zaman, Ali-Quli-Bek Jabbadar, Bayak and others. NOTE: The album is large and heavy and postage will need to be calculated according to where the book is to be sent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lord of Thunder.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled; an excellent, bright copy in the jacket with a little light rubbing to extremities. First edition, first printing of the sequel to The Beast Master. With an autograph note from Norton laid-in ("John B. Cox - best wishes, Andre Norton"). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        TIR A'MHURAIN: OUTER HEBRIDES. Photographs by Paul Strand.

      MacGibbon & Kee, London 1962 - 4to., 151 pp., 145 b&w photographs. There is a slight leaning at the spine and light toning to the endpapers, else near fine in the publisher's cloth. The photo-illustrated dust jacket shows light wear at the edges with a soft crease on the rear panel, else very good. Laid-in is a printed complimentary slip from the author. Published under this title in England, the U.S. and Germany with no priority. Bodly SIGNED and presented " To Louise and Mike (photographer, Louise Dahl-Wolfe and her husband, Meyer) With affection, Paul Strand & Hazel. Frenchtown, July 1963." Presentation copies by Strand are rare, especially to another prominent photographer. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Reivers (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1962. First Edition. First Edition. One of 500 copies (this being No. 379) SIGNED by the author. Faulkner's final novel, posthumous winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the 1969 film directed by Mark Rydell and starring Steve McQueen. An especially Fine copy with a bright, unfaded topstain, housed in a custom cloth covered slipcase. Lacking the original publisher's acetate dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Opera Omnia, Emendatiora et Auctiora, Ad Optimus Editiones ... in decem Tomos distincta. Faksimile Reprint of the Folio Petri Vander edition 1703ff. 10 (bound in 11) vols set.

      London, Gregg Press, 1962. Folio (40 x 26 cm). Each volume about 1000 to 1200 columns (= together about 6500 pp). Publisher cloth bindings. *Complete set of the facsimile reprint edition. - A well preserved ex library copy: Cancelled library stamp, else in good condition without using traces. - [Together about 45 kg: higher shipping costs for world]. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Fables 3 Bde. (compl.).

      Paris, Editions d´art les heures Claires , 1962-66 8°, 194, 164, 206 S., zahlr. farb. Holzstich-Illustr. u je einer Suite (mit je 20 Kupferstichen), Kart.-Umschlag, darin Broschur m. losen Bogen u. je zusätzlicher Suite in Schmuckschuber., Schuber etwas gebäunt. Buch: einzelne, wenige Stockflecklein, minimale Stauchung an einem Buchblock, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. Text frz. Ein Exemplar der nummerierten Vorzugsausgabe: «Sur vélin de rives. et d´une suite en noir avec remarques du trait gravé sur cuivre». Nr. 380 (301-600 Exempl.). Jean Taricco a gravé quelque deux mille deux cents bois nécessaire à la reproduction des aquarelles. - Henry Lemarié (1911- 1991) est. sans conteste. le miniaturiste français le plus célèbre et le plus apprécié de notre époque. Son oeuvre est la plus recherchée des bibliophiles: en effet. à ses qualités picturales il a su adjoindre une parfaite maîtrise de l`illustration. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher - allgemein Geschichte - Mittelalter Literatur Franz. Bibliophile Ausgaben

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        Konkurs-, Treuhand- und Schiedsgerichtswesen (KTS). Zeitschrift für alle Fragen des Konkurs-, Vergleichs- und Treuhandwesens sowie der Zwangsversteigerung und -verwaltung. 23. Jahrgang 1962 bis 47. Jahrgang 1986. 25 Jahrgänge in 11 Bänden. Im 25. Jahrgang 1964 fehlt Heft 3 (S. 129 - 192), im 26. Jahrgang 1965 fehlen die Hefte 2 und 3 (S. 73 - 184), im 34. Jahrgang 1973 fehlen die Hefte 1 und 2 (S. 1 - 145).

      Köln, Carl Heymanns, 1962 - 1986. - Einbände berieben und bestoßen. Innen sauber. Gute Leseexemplare. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 23 x 17 cm, Leinen ohne Schutzumschläge [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Jerusalem Windows

      George Braziller 1962 - New York: George Braziller, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. 211 pp. Near fine, in a near fine unclipped jacket. Only minor wear to the edges of the jacket and boards. Both of the lithographs created by Chagall for this publication present and in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        The Works of William Shakespeare.

      Oxford University Press, London. 1962 - Reprint. The Text of the Oxford Edition prepared by W.J. Craig, with Introductory Studies of the several Plays and Poems by Edward Dowden. Octavo. Three volumes. Bound by Bayntun in three-quarters red morocco, raised bands, gilt theatrical devices to spines. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers.Front joint of one volume a bit tender, otherwise a fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Le Piante Di Roma


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        The Spy Who Loved Me

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by "Best Wishes Roger Moore" on the title page. Small erasure mark to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the spine crown. A very bright example of the tenth novel in the James Bond series. In light of the novel's immense presence as a classic thriller, it's amusing to learn that it was at first poorly received. The novel was banned in several countries due to its heightened sexual writing. The reception was so bad that Fleming wrote to Michael Howard of the Jonathan Cape publishing company to explain why he wrote the book: "I had become increasingly surprised to find my thrillers, which were designed for an adult audience, being read in schools, and that young people were making a hero out of James Bond ... So it crossed my mind to write a cautionary tale about Bond, to put the record straight in the minds particularly of younger readers ... the experiment has obviously gone very much awry" (Chancellor 2005). Upon Fleming's request, no reprints were made until after his death in 1964.

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        Le Fantome de L'Opera [The Phantom of the Opera] (Original French Film Poster)

      Gentilly, FR: Ateliers Lalande, 1962. Original French poster for the 1962 British film. The early 1960s take on Gaston Laroux's novel, done in Hammer horror fashion. A very accessible version and probably the least ponderous, little seen today but considered second only to the 1925 Lon Chaney version by cinephiles. The film was originally written for Cary Grant, who had a strange urge to do a horror film at the time, but eventually went to the great Herbert Lom. Lom parodied his own portrayal of the phantom 15 years later, as the mad Inspector Dreyfuss in "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" (1976). 43.5 x 61.5 inches. Rolled, on archival linen. Near Fine.

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        Au travers de la Sorcière de Michelet. Textes choisis et illustrés par E. Pastor

      aux dépens de l'artiste, Paris 1962 - In folio (276 x 380 mm), 16 ff. n. ch. En feuilles sous couverture rempliée et imprimée de papier fort, chemise, étui. Un des 100 exemplaires sur Vélin BFK de Rives (n°73). L'ouvrage a été tiré à 170 exemplaires, signés et numérotés par l'artiste. Il a été achevé d'imprimer sur les presses à bras de A. Moret, maître imprimeur à Paris, en mars 1962. L'ouvrage est illustré par 11 gravures au burin d'Edouard Pastor. La page de couverture est illustrée de la reproduction d'un dessin dédicacé de Cocteau, représentant le profil d'un homme, une sorcière nue sur un balai, une lune et des nuages, daté de 1961 : J'enfourche un balai pour voler jusqu'à vous et vous remercier de votre charmante magie. Bel exemplaire en feuilles tel que paru. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre Adrien Yvinec]
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        Die Kriegsgeschichte der Windhund-Division - 16. Infanterie-Division (mot.), 16. Panzer-Grenadier-Division, 116. Panzer-Division,

      - Band I-III, Herausgegeben vom Familienverband ehemaliger Angehöriger der Windhund-Division, Bochum, Verlag Pöppinghaus, 1962, Kunstoffeinband, abschnittweise paginiert, Seiten bis 2198 (D), 1-58 (T), T18/1-53 (T), vollständig, mit Abbildungen, Karten, Zustand 2 (OB1084)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Weitze]
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        Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Collection of 14 stills from the 1962 Broadway play)

      New York: Billy Rose Theatre, 1962. Collection of 14 vintage black-and-white single weight still photographs from the original Broadway production of the 1962 play at the Billy Rose Theatre. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" debuted on Oct. 13, 1962 and ran until May 16, 1964, for a total of 664 performances. The play swept the Tony awards that year, winning Best Play, Best Director, Best Producer, and Best Actor and Actress for Arthur Hill and Uta Hagen. Due to the play's over three hour run time, a second company, featuring Kate Reid, Shepherd Strudwick, Avril Petrides, and Bill Berger, was hired to perform the matinee shows beginning Oct. 27th, 1962, a first for a Broadway production. Photos from both casts are included in this collection, along with one of Uta Hagen with Rochelle Oliver, who took over the role of Honey in May of 1963. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine, most with stamps from the theater, press representative Howard Atlee, or photographer Alix Jeffry, with holograph notations identifying the actors to the verso. Also included is a single sheet of paper with cast and credits for the play, 8.5 x 11 inches, Very Good plus. Complete collation details available on request.

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      London, Jonathan Cape, 1962 (first UK edition) - Octavo; red papered boards, top edge green, with the second-state dustwrapper (unclipped, but the price has the original new bookseller's printed tape label over it, and this has offset very lightly onto the front flyeaf); essentially a very fine copy with the very fine dustwrapper. The rear panel of this dustwrapper carries quotes from five reviews, replacing the 28-line excerpt from the book featured on the first-state dustwrapper. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        Lord of Thunder.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & World,, 1962. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled; an excellent, bright copy in the jacket with a little light rubbing to extremities. First edition, first printing of the sequel to The Beast Master. With an autograph note from Norton laid-in ("John B. Cox - best wishes, Andre Norton").

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Albom Inijskich i Persidkich Miniatjur XVI - XVIII (Album of Indian and Persian Miniatures of the XVI - XVIIIth Centuries

      Vostocnoj Literatury, Moscow 1962 - Folio. Portfolio. 111 loose plates, book and booklet in gilt and black decorated green cloth folding slipcase. Minor wear, discoloration and two small closed tears to slipcase. Front cover of slipcase slightly bowed. Book has tan wrappers with red decorations and black lettering to cover. The booklet is in soft wrappers and is the English/Persian summary of the Russian text and the plates. Beautifully illustrated with 111 mounted color and b/w plates on 11" x 15.5" stiff tan paper. Text in Russian, English and Persian. Slipcase in good, internally in very good condition. A fine complete portfolio. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Manifestes du surréalisme

      Jean-Jacques Pauvert 1962 - - Jean-Jacques Pauvert, Paris 1962, 13,5x21cm, broché. - Nouvelle édition collective pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé d'André Breton. Coins et mors frottés. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition collective pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé d'André Breton. Coins et mors frottés. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        HOTHOUSE .

      London: Faber and Faber, [1962] - Octavo, cloth. First British (and first hardcover) edition. Issued earlier in the U.S. in a shorter version as THE LONG AFTERNOON OF EARTH (1962). Novelization of five Hothouse stories that won the 1962 Hugo award for best short fiction published in 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-12. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 34. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1235-7. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to spine ends and corners. (#135579) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Signed 1962 David Hockney Rumpelstiltskin Etching

      1962 - "Rumpelstiltskin" by David Hockney, Signed Etching printed in 1962. The overall is size of the Etching is 15.5 x 22.5 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Here is some supplemental information about the Etching: Signed, Dated and Labeled an "A.P." (Artist's Proof) in pencil by Hockney. Although not numbered, this is one of only 10 artist's proofs. Etching and aquatint on Crisbrook handmade paper. Printed by Peter Mathews at the Royal Academy of Art, London. Ref: S.A.C. 15. The print is currently framed in a beveled silver wood frame with a .5 inch face profile and 1 inch side profile with plexiglass. Please note: Because the print is framed, additional shipping and handling fees will apply. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Opera Omnia, Emendatiora et Auctiora, Ad Optimus Editiones . in decem Tomos distincta. Faksimile Reprint of the Folio Petri Vander edition 1703ff. 10 (bound in 11) vols set.

      London, Gregg Press, 1962 - Folio (40 x 26 cm). Each volume about 1000 to 1200 columns (= together about 6500 pp). *Complete set of the facsimile reprint edition. - A well preserved ex library copy: Cancelled library stamp, else in good condition without using traces. - [Together about 45 kg: higher shipping costs for world]. la Gewicht in Gramm: 45000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carnival Sin; Playpet; Strange Sin; Motel Girl ( Lili St. Cyr Cover on one book)

      USA: USA: Vest Pocket # V-101, V-102, V-103, V-104, 1962, 1st Edition for All, First Printing for All , 1962. -----------4 volumes, small paperbacks, all Very Good+ copies in Very Good+ slipcases, some light rubbing and faint stress marks to some corners from someone putting the books into the slipcases a little bit carelessly (they are a snug fit), amongst the rarest of all vintage paperbacks and the complete run of Vest Pocket publications, consists of 4 half size paperbacks with 2 volumes being housed in each slipcase, making the 2 slipcases the size of a normal paperback, books are about 4.25 x 3.25 inches, slipcases are about 4.25 x 6.75 inches, all 4 books have stunning full colour photo covers of scantily clad models (one being Lili St. Cyr), photo covers are reproduced in black & white on the slipcases to match the respective books, virtually impossible to find, I am sure that very few slipcased sets exist, sleaze from the golden age of ---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. Illus. by Photo Cover.

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        Ting Ware of the Sung Dynasty Book II

      White Lotus, Hong Kong 1962 - Ting Ware of the Sung Dynasty Book II [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pale Fire G. P. Putnam's Sons

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Impression (so stated) of "Nabokov's most perfect novel" (Brian Boyd, "Nabokov: A Centennial Toast"). 8vo: 315,[1]pp. Publisher's back cloth, spine lettered in silver, crimson end papers, top edge stained pink; white dust jacket printed in red, orange, and black, Nabokov's photo on back panel, priced $5.00. Fine (top-stain partially faded), tight, square, and unread; Fine (spine panel faded just a degree), bright and unmarked, without chips or tears. Unusually presentable and increasingly uncommon in such collectible condition. Time 100. No. 53, Modern Library 100 Best Novels. No. 1, 20th Century?'s Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction. ¶ "A bizarre, three-legged race of a novel, Pale Fire is composed of a long narrative poem followed by a much longer set of footnotes written by an obsessive, increasingly deranged annotator. Charles Kinbote, a gay professor at a small New England college, may or may not be a noble-born expatriate from the exotic Eastern European principality of Zembla. He may or may not have stolen the manuscript he?'s annotating, which he is convinced is really all about him. He is unquestionably, unhealthily obsessed with John Shade, the placid, Robert Frost-like poet who composed the poem. Beyond that all bets are off, and the questions ramify without end. Pale Fire is the kind of novel you can happily get lost in: a house of mirrors with no exit, a labyrinth with no endpoint." (Time 100) N.B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Signpost to Murder (Original screenplay for the 1964 film)

      Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1962. Early Draft script for the 1964 film. A treatment unrecorded in IMDB, as the final rewrite and screen credit went to novelist-screenwriter Sally Benson. A superb, unheralded 1960s thriller in which an innocent man is convicted of murder, spends 10 years in an insane asylum, and at the start of the movie escapes and takes refuge in the home of a married woman whose husband is first thought to be traveling on business, but then turns up dead. Light blue studio wrappers, front wrapper dated December 18, 1962, with credits for screenwriter Ambler and producer Weingarten. 137 leaves, mimeograph on eye-rest green stock. Pages Near Fine, wrapper about Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

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        Five Miles to Midnight [Le couteau dans la plaie] (Oversize double weight press photograph of Anthony Perkins on the set in Paris circa 1962)

      N.p.: N.p., 1962. Vintage oversize borderless double weight press photograph of actor Anthony Perkins on the set of the 1962 film, "Five Miles to Midnight," a thriller directed by Anatole Litvak, shot in Paris. A quite candid, with the actor smiling at his dressing table. An exceptional candid shot that reminds of us of how time has honored the deep subversiveness of Perkins' performances. His seamless blend of boy-next-door charm with deep, unsolvable psychological problems balanced with low affect, was evidenced repeatedly in his 1960s work. Others of same include the cruelly overlooked French thriller "Le glaive et la balance" (André Cayatte, 1963), as well as "Psycho" (1960), "The Trial" (Orson Welles, 1962), and "Pretty Poison" (Noel Black, 1968). 7.75 x 11.75 inches. Near Fine. Grant, p. 143.

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        "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid; Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids; Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate."St. Albans: Fisher, Knight & Co., 1953.

      First edition, in the rare offprint form, of one of the most important scientific papers of the twentieth century, which "records the discovery of the molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the main component of chromosomes and the material that transfers genetic characteristics in all life forms. Publication of this paper initiated the science of molecular biology. Forty years after Watson and Crick's discovery, so much of the basic understanding of medicine and disease has advanced to the molecular level that their paper may be considered the most significant single contribution to biology and medicine in the twentieth century" (<i>One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine</i>, p. 362). The double helix describing the molecular structure of DNA has not only reshaped biology, it has become a cultural icon, represented in sculpture, visual art, jewellery, and toys. In 1962, Watson, Crick, and Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material."<br/><br/> DNA was first isolated by the Swiss physician Friedrich Miescher in 1869, and over the succeeding years many researchers investigated its structure and function, with some arguing that it may be involved in genetic inheritance. By the early 1950s this had become one of the most important questions in biology. Maurice Wilkins of King's College London and his colleague Rosalind Franklin were both working on DNA, with Franklin producing X-ray diffraction images of its structure. Wilkins also introduced his friend Francis Crick to the subject, and Crick and his partner James Watson began their own investigation at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, focusing on building molecular models. After one failed attempt in which they postulated a triple-helix structure, they were banned by the Cavendish from spending any additional time on the subject. But a year later, after seeing new X-ray diffraction images taken by Franklin (notably the famous 'Photo 51', which is reproduced in the third paper), they resumed their work and soon announced that not only had they discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, but even more importantly, that "the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material." <br/><br/> "Although recognized today as one of the seminal scientific papers of the twentieth century, Watson and Crick's original article in <i>Nature</i> was not frequently cited at first. Its true significance became apparent, and its circulation widened, only towards the end of the 1950s, when the structure of DNA they had proposed was shown to provide a mechanism for controlling protein synthesis, and when their conclusions were confirmed in the laboratory by Matthew Meselson, Arthur Kornberg, and others. <br/><br/> "Crick himself immediately understood the significance of his and Watson's discovery.. Three papers in a single offprint from Nature, Vol. 171, No. 4356, April 25, 1953. 8vo (210 x 140 mm), pp. 7 with two diagrams (including the double helix) and two illustrations from photographs. Stapled in self-wrappers as issued. A very fine and fresh copy

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        The Holy Gospel According to Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

      Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1962. No.98 of 320 copies. Title page wood engraving by Reynolds Stone, 114 woodcut illustrations recut by Bruno Bramanti after the original illustrations of 1495 by Bartolomeo di Giovanni. Hand-printed in Giovanni Mardersteig's Zeno type on Fratello Magnani paper. Folio, original burgundy morocco with title in a decorative device blocked in gilt on the upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, in the original patterened paper covered slipcase. A fine copy. The Officina Bodoni was a private press operated by the typographer and printer Giovanni Mardersteig and named after the great typographer Giambattista Bodoni. His illustrated printing of the King James version of the New Testament is one of his greatest pieces of work.

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        Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book

      Random House, New York 1962 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Seuss on a laid in signature. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket with the 295/295 publisher's printed price present is vibrant in color with slight wear to the edges. The book is in fantastic shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Seuss First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Lolita (Original three-sheet film poster)

      Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1962. Original US three-sheet poster for the 1962 film. An iconic image for an iconic film. Kubrick's rendition of Nabokov's masterpiece is legendary in its own right, a work that stands ten feet above the rhetoric later raised by Nabokov's son and the resulting forgettable 1997 remake. Kubrick's carefully crafted film preserves the mystery, tragedy, and humor of Nabokov's source material, while adding a level of its own perversion--notably with its portrayal of Claire Quilty, represented in a performance by Peter Sellers that according to some sources was mostly improvised. And who could ever best Shelley Winters as Lolita's grasping mother, or James Mason as the long-suffering Humbert? 41 x 81 inches, linen-backed. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Fire on the Mountain.

      New York: Dial Press, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. 211pp. Octavo [21 cm.] 1/2 red cloth over yellow boards. Very good/Near fine. Minor rubbing to corners and extremities of the jacket. Signed by the author on the front free endsheet. Abbey's third published novel. The story follows familiar Abbey themes of government intrusion in the West, and the rugged individuals who confront the bureaucratic machine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Gesichter. 10 Original-Lithographien von Thomas Bayrle und Bernhard Jäger.

      Stierstadt. Eremiten Presse. 1962. Auflage 100 Exemplare. Schmal klein 4°. 15 unpaginierte Doppelblatt. OEnglisch-Broschur. Umschlag etwas angestaubt, am Rücken überhalb des Rückentitels kleine, unscheinbare Fehlstelle im Umschlag, untere Falz gering angerissen. Sonst noch sehr gutes Exemplar des empfindlichen Bandes. Nummer 91 von 100 handschriftlich nummerierten und von Bayrle und Jäger signierten Exemplaren. Enthält je 5 teils farbige Originallithographien der beiden Künstler, deren Steine nach Drucklegung abgeschliffen wurden. Die Arbeiten Thomas Bayrles hier noch mit einer informellen Grundhaltung, die aber bereits serielle Ansätze erkennen läßt. Erste Publikation Bayrles ein Jahr nach Beendigung seines Studiums an der Werkkunstschule Offenbach, wo er das Handwerk des radierens und lithographierens erlernte. 1961 gründete er zusammen mit Bernhard Jäger die Gulliver-Presse und betätigte sich zunächst auch als Drucker und Verleger von Künstlerbüchern. [Vgl. Reske 170]. Sehr selten. Versand D: 2,00 EUR 20. Jahrhundert / 20th Century, Deutschland / Germany, Kunst, Signierte Bücher / Signed Books, Künstlerbücher

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Kunst und Fotograf]
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        A Clockwork Orange (First UK Edition, inscribed by Burgess to Si Litvinoff, producer of the 1971 film adaptation directed by Stanley Kubrick)

      London: William Heinemann, 1962. First Edition. First Edition. Copy inscribed by Burgess to Si Litvinoff, the single most important catalyst in the transition of Burgess' masterpiece from the literary world to the screen. Litvinoff handled Burgess' little-known attempt at a screenplay adaptation in 1965. After Burgess dropped out, Litvinoff purchased the option for the film rights for $1000, and shepherded filmmaking attempts by several other screenwriters, directors, and actors--including Terry Southern, Nicholas Roeg, and Mick Jagger--until Stanley Kubrick ultimately wrote and directed the now-legendary 1971 film adaptation. With Litvinoff's owner name on the front endpaper, and INSCRIBED to him by Burgess on the title page: "To dear Si / with much affection / John / Anthony." In the wake of Nicholas Roeg's release from directorial duties on "A Clockwork Orange," Litvinoff produced "Walkabout" (1971), then later, "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976). In the second issue binding (purple cloth) and second issue jacket (price-clipped, front and rear flaps measuring 8 cm and 10 cm, respectively). Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Some light foxing to the top page edges, else book is quite clean. Title lettering on the jacket is just a touch faded, else only minute rubbing and a couple of tiny closed tears to note. An attractive copy, and a stunning association.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

      London: Jonathan Cape 1962. 159 pp. tears to the top of jacket, slight rubbing to spine but otherwise cover is bright. Black and white illustrations through out, internally clean. Christmas inscription on front endpaper from 1966. . Very Good. Hardback. First Edition. 1962. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        The Spy Who Loved Me

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1962., 1962. FIRST EDITION, State A. Publisher's cloth-effect paper over boards with scarlet endpapers in the pictorial dust-jacket illustrated by Richard Chopping, priced 15s. to the flap. Some trivial wear; wrapper with a few light marks. Remarkably bright; a clean, near fine copy. Gilbert A10a (1.1).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        King Rat.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1962 - Octavo. Original buff cloth, titles to spine in dark green, publisher's device to front board in blind, top edge dark green. With the dust jacket. A few slight marks to boards; an excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with slightly toned spine, a few nicks and chips to extremities and short closed tear with minor loss to foot of spine. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "This is for Larry Kramer - not because he is a friend of Mr. Big (Little, Brown) - but because he liked a story whispered to me on an ancient wind - and because, too, of understanding. Salam al likim [approximate phonetization of traditional Arabic salutation], Oct. 29 '62. Jamie." Kramer later rose to prominence in the 1970s as an author, gay rights activist, and founder of ACT UP. Kramer and Clavell would have met when Kramer, then an unknown, was working in Hollywood rewriting scripts for Columbia Pictures. King Rat was written by Clavell in an intense period of three months in 1960. "The book was also a catharsis for Clavell, as it told of a power struggle among a group of Japanese prisoners of war. It was an immediate best-seller and the first of what Clavell called his Asian saga" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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