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        Samuel PalmerÕs Sketch-book 1824. An Introduction and Commentary by Martin Butlin with a Preface by Geoffrey Keynes

      Trianon Press: 1962. 2 vols, oblong 8vo, text volume (2), 48, (2, colophon) pages, facsimile volume to match. Original full brown morocco for reproduction volume, beige cloth for introduction and commentary, as issued. Limited to 586 copies, of which the first 50 are in a special binding. The present copy is number 50. The superb facsimile of PalmerÕs pencil sketches

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1962. Octavo (195 × 142 mm). Contemporary red polished calf by Bayntun-Riviere, blue and green morocco labels, spine lettered in gilt, gilt motifs to compartments, boards double ruled in gilt, board edges and inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Colour frontispiece, decorated title page, 11 colour plates, numerous vignette illustrations in black and white. Boards slightly bowed; an excellent copy. An attractively bound copy of A Christmas Carol as illustrated by Arthur Rackham, originally published in 1915.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        23 Poems

      Dublin,Ireland: The Gallagher Press, 1962. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First Irish edition,First and only printing. A near Fine copy in wrappers and dust jacket, Published as a paperback original with no hardcover printed. The production was limited to 250 copies, it is notoriously fragile production and has some fade to the spine of the wrapper, the text is unmarked and possibly unread. Signed by Eavan Boland to the title page. A superior copy of a scarce item. .

      [Bookseller: Kelleher Rare Books]
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        To Turn The Tide.

      NY, Harper & Bros., 1962 - NY, Harper & Bros., 1962, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. "The goals of President Kennedy's first legislative year, as revealed in his statements and addresses from his election through the 1961 adjournment of Congress" as edited by John W. Gardner, foreword by Carl Sandburg, with a special introduction by President Kennedy, this copy bears JFK's personal presentation ("With very best/wishes/John Kennedy"), this was Charles de Gaulle's copy, included with the book is a copy of orders from the United States Information Service, dated Jan. 25, 1962, stating "The Agency is air shipping (via diplomatic pouch) Special Attention PAO one autographed copy/of President Kennedy's To Turn the Tide. This book is intended for personal/presentation by the Ambassador at his discretion to:/President Charles de Gaulle/Please alert your mail room to make certain that this inscribed book/is brought to your attention promptly upon receipt," it goes on to request a report on the presentation including local publicity. Book and jacket are fine, USIS order directing this copy for presentation to Charles de Gaulle has one tiny corner chip, not affecting any text, else fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        The only JFK appointment of an African American to a civil rights post that we have ever seen -- President Kennedy names D?Jaris Watson to his Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?John F Kennedy? as President and \"Dean Rusk? as Secretary of State, 1p, 21.75? x 17.75?. Washington, November 5, 1962. Completed in manuscript. Blind embossed scalloped paper seal of the United States, 3.75? diameter, affixed at lower left. Affixed to a thin rigid board of same size. Fine condition.In part, ?Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity and Ability of Mrs. D?Jaris Hinton Watson, of New York, I do appoint her a Member of the President?s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity...?Appointed to the President?s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity by President Kennedy, D?Jaris Hinton Watson (1928-1989) was reappointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The September 3, 1964, issue of ?Jet? magazine listed Mrs. Watson as one of ?The Ten Negroes Closest to LBJ?: \"Mrs.D\'Jaris Watson, wife of New York City Judge James Watson and member of the Equal Opportun

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        Los Funerales de la Mama Grande

      Xalapa, Mexico: Universidad Veracruzana, 1962. First edition of the Nobel Prize winning author's collection of short fiction, the title work of which first introduced the element of magical realism. Octavo, original brown wrappers. Inscribed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities. The first edition printing was 2000 copies, and according to García Márquez, fewer than 700 copies of it were sold. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed and inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Speech Accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature

      NY, Viking, 1962, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Frontispiece photo portrait of Steinbeck, one of 3,200 copies printed, Goldstone & Payne A40a, Morrow 269, this copy Inscribed by Steinbeck under his frontispiece photo, very scarce thus. Rear wrapper is folded a tiny bit oddly, else fine.

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        The Alexandria Quartet [4 volumes in 1 book]

      E. P. Dutton 1962 - This is a 1st thus edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: civilizingbooks]
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        Where witchcraft lives

      The Aquarian Press 1962 - 1st impression. Owner's inscription on verso of front free end paper; page fore-edge lightly foxed; binding tight; dust jacket not price-clipped, slightly worn at edges, & protected in reovable clear film Used - Very Good. VG hardback in Good dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Cotswold Internet Books]
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        One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

      New York: The Viking Press (1962). First edition. Tiny smudge on front fly still easily fine in very near fine dustwrapper with a small chip at the crown but virtually none of the usual spine fading. Author's uncommon first book, something of a generational keystone and basis for the 1975 film which was the first to win all five major Oscars since It Happened One Night did in 1934. A bright, beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Between The Covers]
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        Brendan Behan's Island: an Irish Sketchbook

      Bernard Geis Associates, 1962-01-01. Hardcover. Good. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. New York: Bernard Geis Associates, 1962. 192 pp. First edition, first printing.Signed by Behan on title page and illustrator on verso. Good condition hardcover in Near Fine dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Wear at cloth near head, former owner's name on ffep in pen, ding in front board. Rear end paper removed, hinge loose there. Price intact ($5.95). Jacket is presents well, mylar-protected, light edge wear and rubbing. A solid copy in an attractive jacket.Signed by Brendan Behan, best-known as the author of Borstal Boy, and the book's illustrator.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Opera Quae Supersunt

      Complete 3-volume set. 16mo. Original 18th century full calf with gilt edges, expert modern rebacking in calf with gilt lettering and maroon leather spine labels. xij, 328pp; 376pp, (7pp); 396pp. Engraved frontispieces, decorations, marbled endpapers. Slight bit of wear to boards, else tight and quite handsome, with text blocks bright and near pristine. This lovely trio of the collected writings of the Roman poet (43 B.C. -- 17/18 A.D.) includes all of his major works. The first volume contains "Heroides," "Amorum," "De Arte Amandi," "Remediorum Amoris," "Medicamina Faciei," "Halieuticon," "Nux," "Consolatio ad Livium Augustam," the second volume contains "Metamorphoseon" and the third volume "Fastorum," "Tristium," "Epistolarum Ex Ponto," "Ibis" and "Fragmenta." Bookplate of noted collector William S. Stone on the front flyleaf of the first volume and the front flyleaf of the second and third volumes. Facing it in each volume is, interestingly, the custom engraved bookplate of H. Buxton Forman. Forman also handsomely signs an inner flyleaf in the first and third volumes, dating each 29 November 1962. Forman (1842-1917) was a noted English bibliographer of Keats and Shelley and antiquarian bookseller who entered the ranks of book collecting infamy when he partnered with notorious collector Thomas J. Wise in creating phony literary pamphlets featuring previously-unknown "first appearances" of poems by many noted poets of the day, which were then sold for substantial sums; their large-scale fraud wouldn't be widely known until Graham Pollard and John Carter's 1934 "An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets" spelled it all out in detail. Forman's custom bookplate features a steel engraving of a full-bearded young Forman in his study surrounded by books and a bust of Shelley, apparently transcribing a text with quill pen. Below his ownership signature in the first volume, Forman boldly pencils a note: "neat copy containing Erotica Metamorphosis Fastia Tristia etc. Frontispiece after Eisen.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        Longshot Pomes For Broke Players

      7 Poets Press, New York 1962 - A scarce, early chapbook, with the subjects covered by these poems being those closest to the author's heart: women, the racetrack, and classical music. A serious highspot for Bukowski collectors, noted as one of Al Fogel's "Top 20 Bukowski Rarities." DORBIN A3; KRUMHANSL 8; FOGEL 7. One of ca.200 copies printed. Slim octavo; stiff beige illustrated wrappers, stapled; [44pp]; illus. Some trivial wear along spine-fold, with a small, faint crease to upper edge of front wrapper; very Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Enzymatic Synthesis of DNA.

      John Wiley & Sons, New York 1962 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Arthur Kornberg. Small stamp of Biologist L.S. Baron on the front endpage. Fine in a dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear. Kornberg was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine along with Severo Ochoa in 1959. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        COVER HER FACE

      Faber and Faber, [1962]., 1962. First edition. Author's first mystery. Introduces C.D.I. Adam Dalgliesh. Fine in dust jacket lightly soiled on the rear panel and a hint of wear to top of spine. Sharp copy. Headstrong and beautiful, the Young, beautiful and headstrong housemaid Sally Jupp is found strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        We Seven (SIGNED BY 6 ASTRONAUTS)

      Simon and Schuster, 1962 SIGNED BY 6 OF THE 7 MERCURY ASTRONAUTS: includes Grissom, Glenn, Shepard, Slayton, Carpenter and Schirra. Signatures authenticated by Global Authentics and includes Certificate. Condition: Interior is very good with no serious flaws; Boards: good only, cloth is worn in several places along edges, some discoloration; Dust Jacket: very good with mild wear only. An extremely scarce item. Expedited and international shipping are welcome.

      [Bookseller: Bookcharmed]
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        Haggadah shel Pesach [passover haggada pessach pesah hagada]

      Lewin-Epstein Ltd. for Carmel Mizrachi Wineries of Rishon LeZion and Zichron Yaakov [probably 1961 or 1962], Israel - Promotional haggadah by two Israeli wineries with recommendations of which of their wines to drink for each of the four glasses. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        This Is Our Strength: The Selected Papers of Golda Meir

      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1962. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Dina and Donald Harriman Greetings, Golda Meir Dec. 6, 1963." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Books signed and inscribed by Golda Meir are rare. Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. Israel's first and the world's third woman to hold such an office, she was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion used to call Meir "the best man in the government"; she was often portrayed as the "strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Drowned World

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd.,, 1962.. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in a superbly bright jacket. First UK edition, first impression. Ballard's catastrophe novel first appeared as a novella in Science Fiction Adventures 4, number 24, published in January 1962; the expanded book form was first published later the same year by Berkley, New York. While the imprint of the UK edition states 1962, this edition was actually published in January 1963.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks 1768-1771

      Sydney: Angus and Robertson for the Trustees of the Public Library of N.S.W., 1962. Two volumes, octavo, small bump to front board of one volume, otherwise a fine set with dust-jackets. The scholarly edition of Bank's Endeavour journal, with a dedication note tipped to the front endpaper to Lord Casey signed by legendary bibliographer John Ferguson in his role as President of the Library Trustees. This set was prepared for publication by Pacific scholar Dr. Beaglehole, the editor of Cook's journals. It includes a detailed biographical introduction, and features numerous reproductions of the work of Sidney Parkinson, official illustrator for the voyage.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Herder-Blatter. Faksimile Ausgabe zum 70 Geburtstag von Willy Haas

      Hamburg: Freie Akademie Der Kunste 1962. First edition. Large quarto. Text in German. Paper covered boards. Bookplate, light wear to the boards, else near fine. copy number 34 of 100 numbered copies Signed by Willy Haas. Volume commenorating the German screenwriter's 70th birthday. Among many others he wrote screenpalys for The Burning Soil (1922), Joyless Street (1925), The Girl with a Patron (1925), One Does Not Play with Love (1926), The Brothers Schellenberg (1926), Dancing Vienna (1927), The Weavers (1927), and Napoleon at Saint Helena (1929).

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        Galien. Epitome en quatre partie

      Union Latine D'Edition, Paris 1962 - Ensemble de quatre volumes de format in 4° de Tome I, 6 ff. (ff. bl., faux titre, frontispice, titre), 368 pp.; 3ff.bl.; Tome II, 8 ff. (ff. bl., faux titre, titre, frontispice); 342 pp.; 4 ff. bl.; Tome III, 6ff. (ff. bl;, faux titre, titre); 406 pp.; 3 ff. bl.; Tome 4, 8 ff. (ff. bl., faux titre, frontispice, titre); 358 pp., 4 ff. bl. Très nombreuses illustrations en pleine page de Jean Chièze. Reliure de l'éditeur en pleine peau tabac; décot estampé, filets dorés, titres dorés. Têtes dorées. Chaque volume sous étui du même cuir. Un des 800 exemplaires numérotés sur pur chiffon d'Arches; celui-ci N° 48; premier papier après quelques exemplaires de collaborateurs. Infimes défauts. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: librairie Daniel Sciardet]
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        Lewis Herber Our Synthetic Environment First Edition

      Knopf, 1962. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. An alarming but brilliantly documented account of the fatal hazards of synthetics in our brave new artificial world. This is the author's First Book as well. Hardcover Book With Original Jacket. Stated First Edition. The Original $4.95 price is intact on the front jacket flap. The jacket shows sunning to the spine with foxing and some edge wear and a place or two of chipping. The book has some scattered foxing to the boards and page edges. Very Good/Good Overall. Published by Knopf, 1962

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Goya. Zwei Essays mit acht Bildtafeln. Piper Bücherei - Band 174.

      München, R. Piper & Co. Verlag, 1962.. 1. Auflage 46 (1) Seiten mit acht ganzseitigen Bildtafeln. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original illustrieter Pappband. mit Cellophanumschlag, das Büchlein am oberen Rücken bestossen, ansonsten sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortiel persönliche Widmung des Autors: "Herrn/ Otmar M...../ mit besten Wünschen/ 1969 I. Andric", aus dem Serbokroatischen von Joseph Schütz. Ivo Andric (* 9. Oktober 1892 in Dolac bei Travnik - + 13. März 1975 in Belgrad) war ein jugoslawischer Schriftsteller, Diplomat, Politiker und Literaturnobelpreisträger. Widmungsexemplare von Ivo Andric werden fast nie angeboten!!! Bitte warten Sie nach Ihrer Bestellung unsere Vorausrechnung per E-Mail ab oder zahlen Sie per Paypal an info@signiertebuecher.de.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Cover Her Face

      London: Faber and Faber, 1962 First edition, first printing of the author's first novel. Publisher's kelly green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Charles Mozley. A near fine copy, with a touch of wear to the extremities, very light soiling to the rear board, a hint of offsetting to the endpapers, otherwise bright and clean pages; bright and unclipped dust jacket, with some light crinkling to the spine ends, bright and clean panels. A superb copy. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. Cover Her Face is P. D. James' debut crime novel and the first appearance of her character Detective Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh, who would be featured in thirteen of James' subsequent novels. Cover Her Face is a murder mystery in which the young, beautiful, and headstrong maid Sally Jupp is found strangled in her bed the morning after a large party. Adam Dalgliesh from Scotland Yard, a detective with the notable hobby of writing poetry, must identify her killer from a household of suspects, all of whom have reason to wish her dead. Like Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, James' Adam Dalgliesh, based on one of the author's former schoolteachers, is odd enough to be distinctive without being so eccentric that readers cannot relate to him. In a 2009 interview with NPR, James explains, "I gave him the personal qualities I very much admire…I made him courageous but not foolhardy, very intelligent, sensitive and compassionate, but not sentimental." Indeed, strong character development is part of the draw of James' crime novels, which are suspenseful puzzlers that focus on the mystery of the crime rather than an over-embellished detective figure.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        VERSOS DE SALON.

      Nascimento,, Santiago [CHL]: 1962 - 108 pp. First edition; first printing; INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, NICANOR PARRA, ON THE TITLE PAGE; wrappers, spine, sunned; internally fine; see additional images provided. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: GABO'S BIB / BRAZIL BOOKS]
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        Les travaux d'Alexandre (The Work of Alexander), from Il Surrealismo tra le due guerre. (Surrealism Between the Two Wars.)

      Milan: Galleria Schwarz,, 1962. Etching on C. M. Fabriano paper. Image size: 11.4 x 14.5 cm. Sheet size: 24.1 x 19.9 cm. Excellent condition. Edition of 60. Signed and dated in pencil lower middle by Magritte, numbered lower left.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Opera Quae Supersunt

      Complete 3-volume set. 16mo. Original 18th century full calf with gilt edges, expert modern rebacking in calf with gilt lettering and maroon leather spine labels. xij, 328pp; 376pp, (7pp); 396pp. Engraved frontispieces, decorations, marbled endpapers. Slight bit of wear to boards, else tight and quite handsome, with text blocks bright and near pristine. This lovely trio of the collected writings of the Roman poet (43 B.C. -- 17/18 A.D.) includes all of his major works. The first volume contains "Heroides," "Amorum," "De Arte Amandi," "Remediorum Amoris," "Medicamina Faciei," "Halieuticon," "Nux," "Consolatio ad Livium Augustam," the second volume contains "Metamorphoseon" and the third volume "Fastorum," "Tristium," "Epistolarum Ex Ponto," "Ibis" and "Fragmenta." Bookplate of noted collector William S. Stone on the front flyleaf of the first volume and the front flyleaf of the second and third volumes. Facing it in each volume is, interestingly, the custom engraved bookplate of H. Buxton Forman. Forman also handsomely signs an inner flyleaf in the first and third volumes, dating each 29 November 1962. Forman (1842-1917) was a noted English bibliographer of Keats and Shelley and antiquarian bookseller who entered the ranks of book collecting infamy when he partnered with notorious collector Thomas J. Wise in creating phony literary pamphlets featuring previously-unknown "first appearances" of poems by many noted poets of the day, which were then sold for substantial sums; their large-scale fraud wouldn't be widely known until Graham Pollard and John Carter's 1934 "An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets" spelled it all out in detail. Forman's custom bookplate features a steel engraving of a full-bearded young Forman in his study surrounded by books and a bust of Shelley, apparently transcribing a text with quill pen. Below his ownership signature in the first volume, Forman boldly pencils a note: "neat copy containing Erotica Metamorphosis Fastia Tristia etc. Frontispiece after Eisen.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        Warren Commission Exhibit No. 321. Lee Harvey Oswald tells his brother that he and Marina ?are just waiting for the [American] Embassy to finish up their paper work. They are very slow?? ? 24 days later, they left Russia for America

      Autograph Letter Signed ?XXX Lee,? on message side of picture postcard, 6? x 4?. Dated May 10, 1962. Three Soviet stamps postmarked Minsk, May 11, 1962. Color illustration honoring World May Day, May 1st. Addressed to his brother Robert in English: ?U.S.A. / Fort Worth, / Texas / 7313 Davenport St. / Mr. R. Oswald? In Russian: from ?Minsk / ul. Kommunidstecheski / House 4 Apt 24 / Oswald.? Fine condition.In full, ?Well, nothing new to report on our move. We are just waiting for the Embassy to finish up their paper work. They are very slow. June is getting real big and cute she?s almost 3 months old now. Marina says ?Hello? and we are all well. See you soon. XXX Lee.? Their daughter, June Marina Oswald, was born on February 15, 1962.Warren Commission Exhibit No. 321. This postcard is pictured on Page 885 of Volume XVI of the Warren Commission Hearings. Photocopy of the page is included. Coincidently, on the day Oswald wrote this postcard, May 10, 1962, Joseph

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Elegy for Young Lovers [opera]. Autograph musical sketches in full score, 8 pp., signed by the composer in full and dated March 3, 1962

      Small folio, 333 x 226 mm. Unbound. One signature (4 bifolia) of 26-staff "Sünova Nr. 11" music paper; all leaves are left blank to the inside (1v., 2v., 3v., 4v., 5r., 6r., 7r., 8r.). Notated in pencil, with annotations in red ball-point pen and blue pencil to f. 4r. Titling to first page: "VIII. Toni and Elizabeth." Tempo: "Andante solenne"; metronome mark: "[quarter note]=80." Text underlay in English. Various additional annotations in Henze's hand, partly in English, partly in German.Manuscript dedication to foot of final page in green ink (ball- point): "Skizzen zum Schluss der 'Elegy' Teli [=Schachteli] zur Erinnerung an den Winter [19]60-61 in Berlin und mit unendlichem Dank. Hans Werner Henze 3 März 1962" [Sketches for the conclusion of the "Elegy" for Schachteli in memory of Winter 1960-61 in Berlin and with infinite thanks. Hans Werner Henze, March 3, 1962].Enclosed with the autograph is a fragment,(ca. 76 x 37 mm.) of similar music manuscript paper with a brief, texted musical quotation from the opera ("Gregor, it's time" - from act 2, scene XII, measure 960, slightly altered) to recto, signed Werner Schachteli, all in metallic gold ink.Small stain to final page. In very good condition overall. . The present manuscript includes sketches for the final three scenes of the opera, i.e., no. 7 ("Man and wife"), no. 8 ("Toni and Elizabeth"), and no. 9 ("Elegy for young lovers") of the third act; all sketches seem to represent the same stage of the work's genesis. The bifolia are actually folded incorrectly, most probably by Henze himself (as suggested by the placement of the inscription). In terms of musical continuity, the correct sequence of pages would be: 8v. (end of no. 7), 1r. (beginning of no. 8), 7v., 2r., 5v., 4r., 6v. (beginning of no. 9, without title), 3r. The music is continuous within each bifolium. The manuscript was owned by Werner Schachteli, to whom Henze inscribed it.This opera was Henze's first collaboration with W.H. Auden (1907-73) and Chester Kallman (1921-75). Henze composed it between 1959 and 1961. It was first performed in Schwetzingen, Germany, on May 20, 1961, in a German version by Ludwig Landgraf (pseudonym of Prince Ludwig von Hessen, 1908-68), Werner Schachteli, and the composer, under the title "Elegie für junge Liebende." The premiere of the original English version followed at Glyndebourne on July 13, 1961, albeit with scenes 7 and 8 from the third act omitted. The score was published by Schott in Mainz in the same year. Henze revised the opera in 1987."Separating himself from the avant-garde, [Henze] devoted himself to genres many of his colleagues regarded as outmoded: opera, song, the symphony. By the early 1960s... Henze was an international figure with enthusiastic admirers in the United States... 'Elegy for Young Lovers,' to a libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman, [was] about a poet's use of his family and acquaintances in his art. The story's alpine setting offered Mr. Henze the opportunity for glistening, radiant music, scored for a chamber orchestra. The work...has been more widely seen than any of the composer's other operas." Paul Griffiths in his obituary on Henze, The New York Times, October 29, 2012, p. D8."Auden's and Kallman's words inspired [Henze] to produce moments of hauntingly beautiful and complex music... One of the opera's most interesting features is its identification of individual characters with their own solo instrument. Almost half a century after its premiere, the music of Elegy still sounds modern." Hugh Canning, Opera, July 2010, p. 88.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        THE DEFIANT AGENTS

      Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company,. [1962]. Octavo,. cloth.. Lower corners a little bumped else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. with a touch of fade to pastel ink colors of spine panel. (#147564). First edition. Third book of the "Time Traders" series.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Naught Children : An Anthology (Inscribed To Author Elizabeth Taylor By The Author and Edward Ardizzone)

      Gollancz 1962 - The First UK printing published by Gollancz in 1962.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD ++ or better condition.Corners a little bumped with light pushing at the spine tips.A little foxing and dustiness to the text block.Light fading of the spine in places.The WRAPPER is in near FINE condition.It is price-clipped.Light browning to the spine.Spine tips and corners show some edge wear more noticeable to the upper spine.The Edward Ardizzone designed wrapper looks very presentable in the removable Brodart archival protector.An anthology of children's stories compiled by the Crime Dagger Winner and Children's author Christianna Brand.Wonderful B/W illustrations throughout by the author's brother Edward Ardizzone.The book has been INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the first blank endpaper:'Elizabeth,I think you may find some bits in here to delight you, as they do me.For your birthday,with love from the author,Christianna,1972' and further SIGNED by Edward Ardizzone.There is also another inscription on the front pastedown which appears to be in the same ink as that of Ardizzone's signature :'Angus has forgotten his present so he can share mine.Love from him.'The Elizabeth to whom the book has been inscribed to is the Booker shortlisted author ELIZABETH TAYLOR (The Author of 'Mrs Palfrey At The Claremont Hotel').A wonderful association copy . ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks PBFA]
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        A Clockwork Orange

      London: Heinemann, 1962. First Edition; first issue binding (black cloth). Bookplate; top edge a little spotted; tiny stain on front free endpaper; in a first issue dust jacket (priced at 16s), with staining on the verso that only faintly shows on the surface.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. ]
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        Faust -

      André Vial 1962 -, Paris - 1 volume In-folio 223 pp. Traduction de Gérard de Nerval. Illustré par Pierre ROUSSEAU. Chaque planche a été peint à la main par Pierre ROUSSEAU (14 aquarelles hors-texte). Chaque illustration est donc une oeuvre originale.Sous étui et chemise cartonnés bordeaux. Sous chemise rempliée orange illustré du titre en lettres d'or. Intérieur d'une parfaite fraîcheur.TIRAGE LIMITE. Celui-ci est l'exemplaire n°1 sur papier Japon impérial. Exemplaire en parfait état sur beau papier Japon avec de belles illustrations originales en couleurs.

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        The Centurions

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co, 1962. First American Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. In Very Good Plus condition, in a Good dust jacket, with the price of $4.95 intact. Clean text. Sound binding. Faint spotting and light wear to side edge of page block. Cloth is edge worn and lightly soiled, with a small area of sunning corresponding to a chip in the dust jacket. The dust jacket shows edge wear, chipping, rubbing and soiling, with a chip missing from the bottom of the front panel; Chips and tears to the spine panel with mending tissue repairs from the verso; Split to bottom of spine fold. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Seven Deadly Sins

      London: Sunday Times Publications, 1962. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor; one of the contributors of this volume. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears. The Seven Deadly Sins are a group of essays written by well-known writers such as Patrick Leigh Fermor, Evelyn Waugh, W.H. Auden, Angus Wilson, Cyril Connelly, Edith Sitwell and Christopher Sykes.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        A Clockwork Orange

      Heinemann, 1962-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. London: Heinemann, 1962. 196 pp. First edition, first printing, first issue. (Stated "First published 1962" on copyright page. First issue black cloth with gilt lettering. Jacket is price-clipped but nonetheless has first issue review on back panel, for Devil of a State, as well as correct number of lines of text on front flap and correct placement of clipped price.)Condition: Near Fine condition hardcover in about Very Good dust jacket. Book itself in very nice shape. Clean pages and sturdy binding. No ownership marks, bookplates etc. Ffep clipped, a bit of dust soiling to edges and cloth, else fine. Dust jacket presents very well. It has a bit of dust-soiling and light shelf wear. Back and front flaps trimmed with tape ghosts at edges, price clipped. A trace of fading to spine panel. Jacket is mylar-protected. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        THE SELECTED WORKS OF

      New York: Farrar, [1962].. Cloth and boards. Boards somewhat darkened and smudged, but a good copy in near fine, price clipped dust jacket, which was, no doubt, supplied. First edition. Warmly inscribed and signed by the author in the year of publication.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Four Poets [Signed by Malouf]

      Cheshires, Melbourne 1962 - [59]p. Original yellow illustrated papered boards, black lettering on upper board and spine. First Edition of Malouf's first publication in book form. This was also the first appearance of poems in book form by Judith Rodriguez (Judith Green) and Rodney Hall. Boards soiled only lightly, otherwise a lovely copy signed by Malouf on the title page. Produced in a small print-run with most copies going to libraries. No dustjacket as issued. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grisly Wife Bookshop (ANZAAB/ILAB)]
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        SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962.. Cloth. First edition of a work a novel regarded by many as the "quintessential Bradbury fiction" - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1769-73. A previous older jacket protector has left thin strips of offset along the lower edges of the front and rear endsheets, and faintly along the boards, marring what would otherwise be a fine, bright copy, in like dust jacket (the latter showing minor rubbing only at the extreme upper tips of the spine folds).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Symmetries of Baryons and Mesons

      Lancaster, PA: American Institute of Physics, 1962. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. [2], 1130 pages. Light brown buckram binding with gilt spine lettering, bumped at head of spine. Physical Review 125 Jan-Feb 1962 (entire volume offered). Ex-library, properly de-accessioned, with minor markings. Cloth. This volume contains the article "Symmetries of Baryons and Mesons" by Murray Gell-Mann, found on pages 1067-1084. Gell-Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1969 "for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions". This paper demonstrates the "introduction of SU(3) single-octet structure of the known mesons and octet-decuplet structure for the baryons. [and] predicts the Omega- Hyperon" There is one earlier introduction of these concepts, in a private institutional paper CTSL-20 which (while quite rare) was printed separately and later reprinted in "The Eightfold Way: A Review" much later (1964). As such, this is the earliest obtainable and best work related to the Gell-Mann's Nobel Prize. See Ezhela, et al, pgs 181 and 186-7.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Gwen Bristow's Plantation Trilogy

      Crowell 1962 - Bright red boards stamped in gilt on spine. A square and solid book with bright boards and lettering, a few dulled patches to front and rear do not detract, mild shelf wear, top end green stain a trifle faded. Internally sound and clean, PO small name stamp to front ep and next 3 pages. In a bright dj with slight color loss to spine panel, 1/8 to 1/4 inch tears and chipping to top edge mostly at spine, lesser wear to bottom edge corners. Original price on flap. Genealogical chart illustration to eps. Original issue , handsome copy appears unread, contains the titles Deep Summer, The Handsome Road, and This Side Of Glory. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jim's Books]
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        Nutshell Library

      New York: Harper & Row,, 1962. Pierre, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny and Chicken Soup with Rice. Miniature (95 x 63 mm). All four volumes in original pink cloth binding and with dust jackets. In the original pictorial slipcase housed in a cloth solander box with image of slipcase blocked to front. Illustrated by Sendak. An excellent and bright set, dust jacket with very minor wear to spine, in edge-worn slipcase. First edition, first printing. Each volume inscribed by Sendak with an original ink drawing pertaining to the corresponding story on the front free endpaper. Slipcase with gold price sticker affixed to front in the preferred pink cloth first state binding. A charming set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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