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        Silent Spring

      Houghton Mifflin, 1962. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1962. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings listed. Illustrated. Scarce. Book Condition: Very Good+, book is tight and square, light shelf wear. Tight spine, clean pages, light white marks at the foot of the boards & text block. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Original jacket priced at $5.00 at the front flap, shelf wear. Tear at the jacket spine and front flap fold, shelf wear, spots at the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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      Alderney: Privately Printed for the author, 1962 - Octavo. Original japon-backed red boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. With the unprinted acetate dust jacket. An excellent copy in the battered acetate. Frontis portrait of the author. First edition, sole printing. One of just 100 numbered copies signed by the author. This copy additionally has the author's signed presentation inscription to the verso of the title page, "Harry Griffiths [heart and arrow device] Tim White". White has also written out an unpublished 16-line poem on a rear blank, the title a reflection of Blake "Did He Who Made the Lamb Make Thee? (Yes.)", the poem itself liberal in sentiment though viscous in tone, a scarifying meditation on the craven injustice of societies based on a punitive religious code, in which, for "tiger-convict, crooked hangman, / frigging judge and fiery bish[op]", "each of you procures the other. / Tiger bite and bishop bless. / In the jungle, twin to brother, / Howl your hymns of happiness." Rare and appealing thus. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Jerusalem Windows

      George Braziller Inc. in Association with Horizon Magazine, New York - 1962, 1st Trade Edition In English. () Near fine in near fine dust jacket. [1-10], 11-210, [4]. Folio. Illustrated dust jacket over red cloth boards with titles in gilt to spine and front board. Boards just lightly rubbed. Jacket with a few spots of discrete professional restoration and some light shelfwear. Upper corner of front flap of jacket clipped. Elegant and moving gift inscription on the ffep, dated in the year of publication, from a son to his parents to "mark the end of a year of tumult". Else internally clean. A beautiful art book commemorating the stained glass windows Marc Chagall designed for the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. The twelve original windows, each symbolizing one of the Tribes of Israel, are reproduced herein in full colour with additional preparatory sketches and drawings depicted. Also included are two original lithographs by Chagall created especially for this book. A beautiful book by a modern master. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        The Tin Drum ( SIGNED )

      Secker and Warburg 1962 - A First UK printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1962.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Very mild pushing to spine tips and a small single penned name to upper front paste down (obscured by wrapper).Wonderful crimson unfaded top stain.Appear unread - a very sharp copy.The WRAPPER is complete and in near FINE condition.A little soiling to the rear cover with a very small chip to upper edge of rear cover.Light browning to spine.The Author's wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector. SIGNED by GUNTER GRASS to the title page.The Nobel Laureate's iconic title.Scarce to find as a SIGNED copy.You would be hard pushed to find a nicer copy with such attributes. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paroles Peintes I

      Paris: Editions O. Lazar-Vernet, 1962. Jean Paulhan and André Pieyre de Mandiargues. Editions Lazar-Vernet, Paris, 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Limited in 250 copies, of which our is No: IV, of the five copies for the "Collaborateurs" printed in Gran Papier and numbered in Roman numbers from I to V. Portfolio with 14 original etchings by Chagall, Magnelli, Zadkine, Gilioli, Ubac, Bissiere, Jacobsen, Fiorini, Max Ernst, Bona, Braque, Dufour, Lepatre and Vieillard; and 14 unpublished poems that accompany the Artists etchings.

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      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1962. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,. 1962. boards.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with mild tanning to spine. panel and along flap folds. A nice copy of a very elusive edition of. this book which is rarely found signed by Clarke. (#137144). First British edition. Brief signed inscription by Clarke to "Dave" on front free endpaper. Collects twelve stories. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3- 104.

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      Fawcett Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut 1962 - 160 pages; Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"author-signed Second Crest printing of a work originally published as "The Executioners." Inscription, addressed to "Dear Ol' Guth," is interspersed with blurb on first page, with words from text crossed out and replaced with author's. Printed text reads as follows "What do you do when an insane criminal threatens to destroy your family and the police are powerless to protect you?" "Criminal" has been replaced with "artist" and the words "police are" with "Dean is." The word "Duck!" appears under text and over signature "Ol' John." Volume is bound in wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Text on front cover advertises the 1962 American psychological thriller film starring Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. This book is from a group inscribed by the author to family members who over the years accompanied him at his summer home in the Adirondacks. John D. MacDonald was an award-winning mystery writer who authored 78 books and close to 500 short stories, including the celebrated Travis McGee series. MacDonald's work has been produced in more than 75 million copies and he was given the Grandmaster Award in 1972 by the Mystery Writers of America, The American Book Award in 1980, the Ben Franklin Award in 1955 and was Guest of Honor at Bouchercon in 1983. Honorary Doctorates and a host of other awards have also been bestowed upon him. MacDonald spent summers writing at the camp he and his wife, Dorothy, built at Piseco Lake in the Adirondacks in the 1940's. Many of his most celebrated titles were authored during these summers in Upstate New York and other family members often joined the MacDonalds there over the course of each summer. The book featured in this lot came from John D. MacDonald's personal library at the Piseco Lake camp. ; Signed by Author; 0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor mans books (mrbooks)]
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        The Night of the Iguana. Signed copy

      Third Printing. Black hardback cloth cover. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket in clear protective wraps. Minor darkening to dust wrapper. 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 128pp. B/w frontis plate. Signed 'To Virginia from Tennessee' on the fep. Third printing edition in Second Printing dust wrapper. Dustwrapper designed by Nicola Wood.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Tin Drum

      New York:: Pantheon,, 1962. New York: Pantheon, 1962. First American edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear to the spine. Inscribed by the author to poet Robert Lowell in a German inscription, translated into English, which reads: "To Robert Lowell, in admiration and in the hope to have the pleasure of meeting you soon in Berlin. Gunter Grass Berlin, Nov 3, 1966." Association copies of this caliber are rare, especially on what is considered his masterpiece. From the estate of Elizabeth Hardwick, novelist and wife of Robert Lowell. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.When Günter Grass published "The Tin Drum" in 1959 it was as if German literature had been granted a new beginning after decades of linguistic and moral destruction. Within the pages of this, his first novel, Grass recreated the lost world from which his creativity sprang, Danzig, his home town, as he remembered it from the years of his infancy before the catastrophe of war. Here he comes to grips with the enormous task of reviewing contemporary history by recalling the disavowed and the forgotten: the victims, losers and lies that people wanted to forget because they had once believed in them. At the same time the novel breaks the bounds of realism by having as its protagonist and narrator an infernal intelligence in the body of a three-year-old, a monster who overpowers the fellow human beings he approaches with the help of a toy drum. The unforgettable Oskar Matzerath is an intellectual whose critical approach is childishness, a one-man carnival, dadaism in action in everyday German provincial life just when this small world becomes involved in the insanity of the great world surrounding it. It is not too audacious to assume that "The Tin Drum" will become one of the enduring literary works of the 20th century" (The Swedish Academy).

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        Five Girls

      New York:: Crown,, 1962. New York:: Crown,, 1962.. First edition. Large quarto, original red cloth. Signed by Sam Haskins on the front endpaper. Light rubbing to the bottom, else fine in a fine dust jacket with just a modicum of rubbing. Also laid into this volume is a signed photograph printed by Haskins. The photographers first book, beautifully reproduced in gravure. In his foreword to this work Haskins wrote, "Five Girls represents many things to me. A serious project that served as a clearing house for graphic ideas which were floating around in the back of my mind. A fun project which was a relief from highly disciplined advertising illustration. An opportunity to control the full cycle of an undertaking, from the first conception of the idea and choice of approach, through the photographic processes and selection of pictures, to the final detailed layout and design. I do not like to dream up explanations for my work. That is why this book is, quite simply, me thinking pictures." A sharp copy, uncommon signed.

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        The Jerusalem Windows

      New York: George Braziller, Inc. 1962 - 4to., red cloth lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket. First edition, translated from the French by Elaine Desautels, with text and notes by Jean Leymarie. Numerous plates, including 64 full-color plates, and two original lithographs by Chagall printed expressly for this edition by Mourlot Frerès. A stunning copy. Shipping extra. noamz [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Girón: Primera Gran Derrota del Imperialismo en America

      [Havana: n.p., 1962]. [Havana: n.p., 1962]. Close to near fine in staple-bound photo-illustrated wrappers. No copies in OCLC. A rare publication of revolutionary Cuba, blurring the lines between propaganda tool and artist's book.. First Edition. Thin quarto. Publication devoted to the infamous Battle of Playa Girón, the final leg of the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Features 36 black-and-white images of Cuban revolutionaries and soldiers, alongside reproductions of battle maps. With texts by Fidel and Raúl Castro, and a complete list of the conflict's Cuban victims. Text in Spanish. Several images in this book were later used in Raúl Corrales' Playa Giron (second edition 1985), referenced in The Latin American Photobook.

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        Hornblower and the Hotspur

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1962. Octavo (190 x 125 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full green morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands tooled in gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, all edges gilt. Spine slightly sunned, but gilt still bright, faint tanning along edges of prelims and end leaves. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        the Adventures of Tom bombadil

      HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY, BOSTON 1962 - illustrated front cover, dustjacket has small nick at top/bottom _PAB_ 63 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Luigi Patuzzi, Milan 1962 - 4to 11" - 13" tall; 2122 pages; 9 x 12" Italian Language Text. Still in original publisher's boxes. Vol. I, A-C. Vol. II, D-L. Vol. III, M-Q. Vol. IV, R-Z. Important artistic repertoire of all painting and Italian artists with concepts, biographies and works . Many illustrations in black text and color text . Three vols have white dustjacket protectors of paper and the fourth has glassine. The outer wrras have a few chips and nicks about VG-. The actual colored inner dust jackets are fine. ; 28 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Requiem -

      Gallimard 1962 -, Paris - 1 In-4 171 pp. Sous étui bordé cuir. Reliure demi-maroquin chocolat. Dos titré au palladium, doublures et gardes de daim saumon. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée B. BICHON. Intérieur parfait. Excellent état EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 25 premiers exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L' impromptu du Palais Royal *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 4.1962. - Broché, couverture imprimée sur vergé de Lana. Non coupé. Divertissement scénique, "azurément pleuté" comme disait un cocteauphile alémanique. Édition originale. L'un des 20 exemplaires lettrés hors commerce et réservés à l'auteur sur parcheminé azuré, outre 25 Hollande et 80 vélin.

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        Trente Poèmes, Les Illuminations. Gravues sur cuive de Mariette Lydis.

      Vialetay, Paris, 1962. - 250 X 320 mm. en ff. sous couv. rempliée et double emboîtage. 167 pp. Illustré par Mariette Lydis de 16 gravures sur cuivre hors-texte, dont un portrait-frontispice. Edition tirée à 280 ex. signés par l'éditeur. 1/50 ex. num. sur Rives comprenant une suite en couleurs.

      [Bookseller: Serge Paratte, Livres anciens & modernes]
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      Milan: Luigi Patuzzi. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1962. Hardcover. 4to 11" - 13" tall; 2122 pages; 9 x 12" Italian Language Text. Still in original publisher's boxes. Vol. I, A-C. Vol. II, D-L. Vol. III, M-Q. Vol. IV, R-Z. Important artistic repertoire of all painting and Italian artists with concepts, biographies and works . Many illustrations in black text and color text . Three vols have white dustjacket protectors of paper and the fourth has glassine. The outer wrras have a few chips and nicks about VG-. The actual colored inner dust jackets are fine. ; 28 .

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        The Spy Who Loved Me

      Jonathan Cape; London 1962 - Very good in a very good dust jacket. First U.K. edition, First Published 1962 stated on copyright page. Book has some soiling on covers. Dj shows some creasing along hinges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      JONATHAN CAPE 1962 - First Edition, First Printing Near fine book and stunning, bright vibrant unrestored dust jacket. Original black covered boards with an embossed silver dagger to front board. Bright unfaded silver titles to spine.The book is in near fine condition with sharp corners, and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The bright red end papers are clean with one tiny delicate scripted owner name (which sits behind the dust jacket flaps), otherwise no bookstore stamps, no inscriptions and no bookplates. The internal pages are very clean, bright and flat with No stains, No writing, No foxing, no handling marks, and No bent pages. Nice, clean copy, internally appearing as unread. Please see images for details. The original unrestored first edition dust jacket is in near fine condition being overall bright with vibrant colors and none of the darkening/sunning that is typically found on the spine of this title. Instead the spine is bright, and the jacket is clean with no rips, no edgewear, no chips, no tears, no rubbing, no fading, no sunning, no stains, and no foxing. Slightest tiny faded stain dot to rear panel. Price clipped jacket. Please see images for more details. A very handsome example of this title with a stunning jacket presenting the book very well on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional Fleming titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        In a Green Night

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. First edition. Octavo. Some of the usual foxing to the topedge, else near fine a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page.In the Green Night is a collection of poems written from 1948-1960 that attracted international attention for its exploration of the Caribbean and its history. It is but one of several publications from which Walcott has influenced the next literary generation, including Glyn Maxwell, Edward Baugh, and Adam Kirsch. Walcott was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1992 and the 2011 T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry.

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        Big Sur

      New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1962. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. A very sharp copy. Big Sur has a swing and a concern with living, a feeling for nature, a self-doubting humour and an awareness of posture which puts it squarely in the powerful tradition of American folk writing. Stunning and vivid" (Sunday Times). "In Big Sur, the mirror of the Beat way of life is hammered at and it shatters. The Kerouac hero "cracks up" while doing the things he has always liked best to do" (New York Times).

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        1. Rötelstudie zu Edda Kara." Porträt im Profil, mit vollem Namenszug signiert, hs. betitelt und datiert

      1962. 1962 - Blattgröße 59,5 x 46 cm. Zeichnung auf starkem Karton; eine Ecke außerhalb des Abbildungsbereiches bestoßen und mit Knickfalte; Kanten gering bestoßen. Es handelt es sich bei der Frau um die damals 20jährige Edda Kara (später verheiratet mit dem Chemiker und Musikologen Wolfgang Löffler), eines nachmaligen Mitglieds der Tanzkompagnie von John Cranko (Stuttgart). Tombrock (1895 Dortmund - 1966 Stuttgart) stand in persönlicher Beziehung zu E. Kara und hat verschiedene Vorstudien zu einem Ölbild Karas angefertigt, das allerdings nie zustande kam. Bei der Rötelstudie, betitelt die "1.", handelt es sich wahrscheinlich um die einzige, die angefertigt wurde. Arbeiten von ihm sind u. a. in der National-Galerie Oslo, in der Kunsthalle Hamburg und im Dortmunder Tombrock-Archiv vorhanden. Vollmer (4, 456) gibt irrtümlich eine Abkunft aus Schweden an, das er jedoch erst 1937 als Exilant aufsuchte und wo er 1939 Bert Brecht kennen lernte. Schon in den 20er Jahren arbeitete der sozial engagierte H. T. für Vaganten-Zeitungen und kehrte nach Ende des Nazi-Regimes in die DDR zurück, wo er eine Akademie gründete, bevor er nach einigen Jahren über Dortmund nach Stuttgart ging. DE

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      Originalt serigrafi i tre farver. Paris 1962. Trykt hos Wifredo Arcay, Paris. 701 x 510 mm. Signeret af kunstneren. Trykt i 100 nummererede eksemplarer.. Würtz Frandsen: Catalogue raisonné 43

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        Life and Shape

      New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts,, 1962. Octavo. Original light green cloth, title to spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with 16 black and white plates of drawings by the author. Edges of boards and spine faintly discoloured. An excellent copy in a slightly edge-chipped jacket, with foxing to fore edge of both panels. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To [indecipherable] & Grete, with our deep felt wishes, Dione & Richard.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Washington, DC: US Geological Survey. Fine. First Edition. Paperback. A set 37 color geological maps measuring 24 X 30 inches each in original manila envelope and published from 1962 to 1976, each map represents a specific quadrangel on the moon; Several earlier maps are entitled Geology of the Moon but are actually part of the same set; Maps are all in Fine condition; envelopes are in VG+ to Fine condition .

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        A Wrinkle In Time

      New York: Ariel Books, 1962. First edition of the author's Newbury award-winning novel. Octavo, original half blue cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For Sam, Tesser Well Madeleine L'Engle". Light wear to the bottom boards, else near fine in a very near fine dust jacket that shows some light wear and a closed tear to the front panel. Without the Newberry Award winning seal to the front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp copy.A Wrinkle in Time is one of the most significant novels of our time. The story revolves around a young girl whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract. "A book that every person should read, a book that provides a road map for seeking knowledge and compassion even at the worst of times, a book to make the world a better place" (Cory Doctorow).

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        To Kill a Mockingbird

      Popular Library, 1962. Hardcover. Very Good. Popular Library, New York 1962. First Paperback Edition / First Printing. Stated Popular Library Edition Published March 1962, no additional printings. Signed by Harper Lee on the title page to Dan with best wishes. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good-, shelf wear, rubbing at the spine. Age toning, bookstore stamped at the head of the text block. Wrapped in an acetate jacket and housed in a poly bag with cardboard backing.

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        The Girl in the White Mercedes

      Ace Books, 1962. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Johnnie Sahib

      London, Eyre & Spottiswoode,, 1962. Octavo. Original tan boards, titles to spine in green. With the dust jacket. Text rather tanned but an excellent copy in the tanned and nicked dust jacket. First Edition, First Impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Monica with love from Paul".

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        King Rat

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1962. First edition of the author's first novel in his acclaimed Asian Saga. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author. Very light shelf wear to the cloth, else fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some rubbing to the spine extremities. King Rat is a semi-fictional account of the author's prison experiences at Changi. Upon publication, it became an immediate best-seller and three years later, it was adapted to film.

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        Dick Francis Complete Set. Dead Cert, Nerve, For Kicks, Odds Against, Flying Finish, Blood Sport, Forfeit, Enquiry, Rat Race, Bonecrack, Smokescreen, Slay-Ride, Knock Down, High Stakes, In The Frame, Risk, Trial Run, Whip Hand, Reflex, Twice Shy, Ba

      London: Michael Joseph, 1962-2006. First editions of each of the first forty Dick Francis' mystery novels.Octavo, 40 Volumes. All forty volumes are signed by Francis and the first three novels: "Dead Cert", "Nerve", and "For Kicks" are signed with lines transcribed from them by Francis. The Set Consists of: Dead Cert, Nerve, For Kicks, Odds Against, Flying Finish, Blood Sport, Forfeit, Enquiry, Rat Race, Bonecrack, Smokescreen, Slay-Ride, Knock Down, High Stakes, In The Frame, Risk, Trial Run, Whip Hand, Reflex, Twice Shy, Banker, The Danger, Proof, Break In, Bolt, Hot Money, The Edge, Straight, Longshot, Comeback, Driving Force, Decider, Wild Horses, Come To Grief, To The Hilt, 10-lb Penalty, Field Of Thirteen, Second Wind Shattered and Under Orders. An exceptional set each title is fine in near fine to fine dust jackets.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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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.

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        The Birthday King, inscribed and with an extensive archive of correspondence with the author's favourite critic, Ben Evan Owen, 1958-72

      - The Birthday King. London: Hutchinson, 1962. Some light spotting of free endpapers; small (closed) tear in dustwrapper at top of front panel. Inscribed by the author, "Ben Evan Owen gratefully for his encouragement and patience from the beginning . . ."; signed additionally by him on the title-page; and with, loosely inserted, Owen's archive of correspondence from the author: 17 autograph letters signed (some stapled at the corner), six typed letters signed (some stapled at the corner, several aerogrammes, stamped and franked), and one autograph postcard signed (stamped and franked) (addressed variously "Dear Mr Owen", "My dear Evan", "My dear Ben", "Dearest Ben", signed "Gabriel Fielding", "Gabriel F", "Gabriel", "Alan Gabriel", "Alan"), together with one typed letter signed from the author's wife, Edwina Barnsley, with his autograph postscript signed: 85pp. 8vo &c, Maidstone, Buffalo and Pullman, November 1958-February [1972]. Alan Gabriel Barnsley (1916-1986) published his first novel, The Frog Prince and Other Poems, with the same press, the Hand and Flower Press, and in the same year, 1952, as his friend Muriel Spark published her first book of poems, The Fanfarlo and Other Verse. Hutchinson published his second book and first novel, Brotherly Love, under the pseudonym Gabriel Fielding, in 1954 - the year in which he and his wife, Edwina ("Dina"), were received into the Roman Catholic Church, as too was Spark, of whose first novel, The Comforters (1957), they were the co-dedicatees. Like Spark, he was encouraged in his early days by another Catholic convert, Graham Greene. A GP, Barnsley gave up medicine for literature in 1966 - by which time he had fallen out with Spark irrevocably. This is a revealing archive of one of the then "coming" Catholic writers. The Birthday King was the author's breakthrough novel, winner of the W.H. Smith Prize and the Thomas More Medal. "Following the publication of his novels in America," declares its dustwrapper blurb, "Gabriel Fielding has been increasingly noted as one of the most important of the contemporary English novelists. Time magazine has described him as 'one of the most skilful novelists at present writing in English.'" Three years later, Fielding would forsake his medical career on becoming author-in-residence for a year at Washington State University in Pullman; he carried on teaching there until his retirement in 1981. He first wrote to Owen after he reviewed Eight Days (1958) for The Oxford Mail - "You caught my purpose more accurately than anyone who has so far been interested in the book. I would love to know how you did it." He deplores the state of London reviewing: "I saw Muriel Spark on Monday," he writes (16 November 1960), "and she confirmed all you said about metropolitan criticism." As a sympathetic critic, Owen became a sort of perfect correspondent. On 15 February 1962, he again drops the name of Muriel Spark, who had reached a new height of fame with the publication of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. They had first met in 1954, when Spark had taken refuge in Kent, at Aylesford Priory and then in a cottage by Allington Castle, both close to Maidstone, to work on The Comforters. "I[']ve been seeing a lot of our Muriel (Spark) who is Felicity's Godmother," he writes. "Do you read her books? I quaff them like a mackerel after whitebait - and have an unique signed collection." Hubris! A week later, on 22 February, he and Spark fell out irreparably. Fielding, as Spark's biographer Martin Stannard recounts, turned up unannounced in London to seek her advice on whether he should give up medicine for full-time writing. She was at the hairdresser's and told him to go away. Owen reviewed The Birthday King for The Oxford Mail: "For the first time in a decade of reviewing," he wrote, "I feel justified in prophesying that a new novel will be judged by posterity as one of the great books of our time." His quote went on the jacket of the US edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Casolare a Tolfa.

      1962 - Acquarello su cartoncino, di cm. 37 x 48. Firma in basso a destra. Montato su cornice moderna , in legno .

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        Bertolt Brecht Cruzada de Criancas Gerson Knispel Gravuras (Signed by Gerson Knispel)

      Berlin und Frankfurt on Main: Suhrkamp Verlad and Editora Brasiliense, 1962. First edition. Cloth. Very Good +. Oblong folio in slipcase. Text in German and Portugese Introductory text by Tatiana Belinky. Loose sheets in folio. Illustrated with vinte e quartro gravuras by Gerson Knispel. Number 210 of quinhentos exemplares. Although not called for, this copy has been SIGNED by the artist. Quite scarce thus,. A poem written bt Brecht in 1941 while in refuge in Finland. Contents fine. Cloth slipcase shows some wear and toning. A large and somewhat awkward production measuring 12 1/2 x 18" wide. Handsome production values employed. Gorgeous gravuras by Israeli artist Knispel. Please note: this is a large and heavy volume. Additional shipping charges will apply for international orders.

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        The Spy Who Loved Me

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1962 First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in silver, dagger illustration stamped to the front board in blind and silver; in the original dust jacket, designed by Richard Chopping. A fine copy, with a hint of wear to the spine ends, else in excellent condition; unclipped dust jacket, with a touch of toning to the spine, a few traces of light soiling, bright and fresh panels. A bright and attractive copy of the tenth 007 James Bond novel. The Spy Who Loved Me is a unique Bond novel, written from the point of view of the main character, Vivienne Michel. Michel narrates the text, beginning with her troubled childhood. A femme fatale in the making, she tries to escape her past by traveling down the Adirondacks, which leads her to the Dreamy Pines Motor Court. There, Michel agrees to mind the building, but quickly becomes the victim of a villainous plot to destroy both the motel and its caretaker. Interestingly, Bond does not appear until well into the second half of the novel, at which point he saves Michel and seduces her. The Spy Who Loved Me was an experiment for Fleming, who was "interested in this view of James Bond, through the wrong end of a telescope, so to speak." The novel was commercially unsuccessful, and, in response, Fleming asked Jonathan Cape to suppress any paperback editions, a request which the publisher honored during the author's lifetime. The subsequent 007 novel, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, returned to the classic Bond story format, as it was set in the Picardy resort where readers had first encountered 007 in Casino Royale. The 1977 film adaptation of The Spy Who Loved Me bears almost no resemblance to this text other than the title; the film tells the story of a reclusive megalomaniac named Karl Stromberg, who hijacks British and Russian submarines as part of his sinister plan to destroy the world and create a new underwater civilization.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included. Illus. by Chopping, Richard.

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        PALE FIRE

      London:: Weidenfeld,, 1962. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED BY VLADIMIR NABOKOV ON TITLE PAGE without personalization. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in a Very Good+ Dust Jacket with short closed tears, minimal chips, soil, tape verso dj. 8vo. 315 pp. Author's first book after "Lolita".

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        Fire on the Mountain

      Dial|~| NY: Dial. 1962. The third novel by the author of Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang and his first book to deal explicitly with the ecological and environmental themes that dominated his later writings. Abbey's passionate and uncompromising writings in defense of the wilderness of the American West helped lay the groundwork for the activist environmental movement in the 1960s and since, encouraging the creation of such radical groups as Earth First! and helping to initiate the dialogue on "deep ecology" that defined much of the discussion in environmental circles. This is a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with the merest suggestion of rubbing at the corners and folds. One of the nicest copies we've ever seen of this book, which tends to rub and fade easily. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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      Antwerpen / Amsterdam, Standaard Boekhandel, 1962 . Gebonden, foedraal, grijs halfleder, linnen rug met titelvignet, titelpagina in zwart en rood, 220 x 305mm., 621pp., uitgebreide illustratie in kleur en z/w, sommige prenten uitplooibaar.30,5 x 22,5 cm), met talrijke illustraties in z/w en kleur, sommige prenten uitvouwbaar. Half wit linnen uitgeversband, papieren platten met titelvignet, blauwe kopsnede, foedraal. Genummerd exemplaar binnen een beperkte oplage van 600. Standaardwerk! 1962. In-4° (. ¶ Beperkte oplage van 600 exemplaren

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        living theatre farbsiebdruck signiert und nummeriert VII/XXX

      - handsigniert Color offset lithograph printed on wove paper, signed in pencil and annotated VII/XXX (aside from the edition of 90, blattgröße etwa 49,5 x 60cm Wikipedia: Paik war ein aus Südkorea stammender US-amerikanischer Komponist und bildender Künstler, gilt als ein Begründer der Video- und Medienkunst. Paik war ein Pionier der Videokunst, der nach eigenen Aussagen von Karl Otto Götz dazu angeregt wurde, sich auf künstlerische Art und Weise mit dem Medium Fernsehen auseinanderzusetzen.Er war ursprünglich Komponist und studierte unter Karlheinz Stockhausen in Köln. Erst später, als Mitglied der Fluxus-Bewegung, wurde er bildender Künstler. 1962 folgten Fluxus-Konzerte und Performances in Wiesbaden, Amsterdam, Kopenhagen, Paris und Düsseldorf. 1963 installierte er in der Wuppertaler Galerie Parnass 12 Fernsehgeräte mit technisch manipulierten Schirmbildern. Nam June Paik war von 1979 bis 1996 Professor an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, lebte aber hauptsächlich in New York. Paik wird immer wieder als ?Vater der Videokunst? bezeichnet. Doch schuf Les Levine die erste Closed-Circuit-Installation, und auch Wolf Vostell arbeitete zeitgleich an der technischen Manipulation von Bildröhren. Paik verband östliches Denken mit westlicher Avantgarde. Er griff Impulse aus Musik und bildender Kunst sowie neue technische Innovationen auf und setzte sie in seiner Kunst um. Paik war Sohn eines koreanischen Textil- und Stahlunternehmers. Seine Familie floh zu Beginn des Koreakrieges 1950 über Hongkong nachTokio. Hier studierte er westliche Ästhetik, Musikwissenschaft und Kunstwissenschaften. Gegenstand der Abschlussarbeit war das Werk des österreichischen Komponisten Arnold Schönberg. Im selben Jahr setzte Paik sein Musikwissenschaftstudium an der Münchner Universitätfort und studierte darüber hinaus Komposition bei Wolfgang Fortner an der Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. Von 1958 bis 1963 arbeitete er mit Karlheinz Stockhausen im Kölner Studio für elektronische Musik des WDR. In Aufführungen von Stockhausens Komposition Originale 1961 wirkte er als Musiker mit und entwickelte das Konzept der ?Aktionsmusik?, bei der er auch Instrumente zertrümmerte und zufällige Geräusche mit klassischen Klängen mischte, die u. a. auch aus Tonbandgeräten kamen.Inspiriert wurde er von dem US-amerikanischen Komponisten John Cage, dem er bei einer Aufführung seiner Komposition Etude for Piano Forte 1960 die Krawatte abschnitt. Zeitlebens blieb er den künstlerischen Anfängen im Rheinland verbunden, insbesondere der Galerie 22 Düsseldorf und der Kölner Künstlerin Mary Bauermeister.Als Mitglied von Fluxus trat er in den frühen 60er Jahren mit diversen Performances auf, gelangte zur experimentellen Kunst und schließlich zur Arbeit mit Fernsehern als Kunstobjekten. Zunächst arbeitete er nicht mit Video, sondern manipulierte Fernseher. Er baute auch Klanginstallationen mit experimentell modifizierten Schallplattenspielern und Tonbandgeräten. Als Sony in den späten 1960er Jahren erschwingliche Videokameras und -rekorder auf den Markt brachte,produzierte er auch Videobänder.Bei einem ?24-Stunden-Happening? mit Joseph Beuys (Galerie Parnass Wuppertal 1965) führte er seine Robot Opera auf und verkündete: ?Das Fernsehen hat uns ein Leben lang attackiert, jetzt schlagen wir zurück?. Weitere Teilnehmer waren Bazon Brock, Charlotte Moorman, Eckart Rahn, Tomas Schmit und Wolf Vostell. Im Anschluss an das Happening erklärten sie die Fotografin Ute Klophaus zur Mitautorin und Aktionsteilnehmerin.Gemeinsam mit dem japanischen Ingenieur Shuya Abe entwickelte Paik einen analogen Videosynthesizer, mit dem Fernseh- und Videobilder technisch manipuliert werden konnten. Die so erzeugten Bilder wurden Grundlage von Videoinstallationen und Videobänder. Sein Video Global Groove von 1973 nahm die Ästhetik des Musikvideos vorweg. Der bekennende Buddhist Paik ironisierte 1974 seinen Glauben mit TV Buddha, einer Closed Circuit Video-Installation mit einem bronzenen Buddha,.Eine seiner wicht [Attributes: First Edition]

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