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        John Kennedy Appoints His Director Of The Bureau Of The Budget

      DS. 1pg. 22? x 18 ½?. December 17, 1962. Washington. A large commission signed ?John F. Kennedy? as President and co-signed ?Dean Rusk? as Secretary of State. The President appointed Kermit Gordon to be his ?Director of the Bureau of the Budget?. Such high level Kennedy appointments scarcely come on the market. This one has a dark Kennedy signature and an official circular seal in the lower left. The document is framed in black wood and is in very fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        Kennedy Says the U.S. Must "grasp the opportunities and meet the challenges which confront us as a nation and as leaders in the free world."

      Kennedy Says the U.S. Must "grasp the opportunities and meet the challenges which confront us as a nation and as leaders in the free world.".& In 1962, Kennedy's greatest economic worry was the country's balance-of-payments. The United States was buying more than it was selling - and the international trade deficit of $5 billion dollars weaked the value of the currency, risked inflation, and gave foreign nations the power to claim their debts in gold. (Today it is $763.6 billion. What would JFK think of that!). In order to strengthen the currency and ameliorate these problems, Kennedy needed to boost trade. He wanted the authority to negotiate lower tariffs, and he wanted power, too, to compensate American workers whose jobs would be lost to foreign competition. This was the basis of the Trade Expansion Act, introduced in his January State of the Union Message - and which would eventually see passage nine months later. But in May, the issue was far from settled; here the President stumps for the Act, shoring up support as he praises its benefits.& & Typed Letter Signed as President, on green White House letterhead, Washington, May 24, 1962. "Thank you for your telegram in support of the trade program which was presented to me at the dinner of the Coordinating Council of Organizations on International Trade Policy last week. I appreciate your interest and that of your State in the enactment of strong new trade legislation which will enable us to grasp the opportunities and meet the challenges which confront us as a nation and as leaders in the free world."

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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        MODERN JAPANESE PRINT. AN APPRECIATION, with Ten Original Prints

      1962. Fine. MICHENER, JAMES A. THE MODERN JAPANESE PRINT, An Appreciation. With Ten Original Prints by Hiratsuka Un'ichi, Maekawa Sempan, Mori Yoshitoshi, Watanabe Sadao, Kinoshita Tomio, Shima Tamami, Azechi Umetaro, Iwami Reika, Yoshida Masaji, Maki Haku. Rutland: Tuttle, (1969). One of 510 numbered copies. It is signed by Michener on a slip which is tipped-in at the colophon and illustrated with ten large, hand-printed and hand-signed plates by the artists. The plate blocks were destroyed upon completion of the edition. A cloth-bound folio volume housed in a wooden slipcase; it is titled in English and Japanese (the Japanese reads "Sosaku Hanga", that is "creative prints") on both the cloth cover and on the wooden slipcase. The artists and the prints in this volume have become increasingly collectible since the early 1960s, when this book was produced. In consequence, many of the copies have been cannibalized for the prints. Complete copies like this one are unusual. The spine is slightly sunned, internally very fine.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Spy Who Loved Me

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. First edition. Octavo, original black boards titles to the spine in silver. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a single closed tear to the rear panel. A very bright copy 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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB

      [New York]: (New Directions), (1962). First Edition. Hardcover. Minor wear and soiling. Much better than usual. Near Fine. One of 500 unnumbered copies SIGNED by the author on the colophon page. An uncommon autograph due in part to Merton's early and tragic death as well as his monastic life. A notoriously fragile book prone to spine wear, this copy is superior to most we have handled. The original acetate dustwrapper is no longer present.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Colossus and Other Poems

      New York: Knopf, 1962. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a c lose to fine dust jacket. Original green cloth binding with only a couple of nicks to the jacket. The first book of poetry by Plath who dedicated the book to her husband, Ted Hughes. This book is from the library of well known Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        The Ipcress File

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1962. First British edition of the author's first novel. Octavo. Lengthily inscribed by the author. Fine in a very good plus dust jacket that shows light wear. Len Deighton's classic first novel, whose protagonist is a nameless spy - later christened Harry Palmer, was not only Deighton's first novel, it was his first bestseller and the book that broke the mould of thriller writing. "The Ipcress File helped change the shape of the espionage thriller...the prose is still as crisp and fresh as ever...there is an infectious energy about this book which makes it a joy to read, or re-read" (Sunday Times). It was made into a film in 1965 produced by Harry Saltzman and directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Michael Caine as the protagonist.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        A Pictorial History of Jazz - People and Places From New Orleans to Modern Jazz

      New York. Crown Publishers. 1962. Bound in brown and pink cloth over boards. Small Folio. (8.5"x11") Fifth Printing. Illustrated throughout with monochrome photographs. This copy boldly inscribed in green ink on the Title Page by Louis Armstrong. Lacking original dustwrapper. A bit of minor soiling and rubbing. A Near Fine copy with a large, bright signed inscription by Armstrong.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Cancionero general de la Doctrina Cristiana, hecho por Juan López de Úbeda (1579, 1585, 1586). Lo publica la Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles, con una Introducción bibliográfica por Antonio Rodriguez-Moñino

      Madrid, 1962-1964. Dos volúmenes en 4to. mayor; 314 pp., 2 hs. y 229 pp., 1 h. Impresión sobre papel verjurado Guarro. Edición limitada (de 350 ejemplares) y nominativa. El presente ejemplar es el número 308, correspondiente a Juan Bautista Avalle-Arce. Encuadernación moderna en media tela, conservando las cubiertas originales.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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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.

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

      Paris: Editions Cercle D'Art,, 1962. Oblong folio. Original grey cloth, titles to front cover and spine in red. With the publisher's printed slipcase. Illustrated with 45 full page facsimile linocuts. Book near fine, slipcase toned with some soiling to the foot. First edition, first printing. The plates in this well-produced book have the look and feel of original linocuts.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A History of Greek Philosophy

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1962-1981. Complete in six volumes. All first editions. 8vo (6.25in.x9.25in., 165mmx240mm). Maroon cloth with blue labels to spine. Gilt titles to spine and gilt crest to front boards.Vol.1-The Earlier Presocratics and the Pythagoreans. 1962. pp, [xv], 539. Previous owner's sig. to ffep., else fine, no other defects. Light chipping to price-clipped jacket extremities, else fine.Vol.2-The Presocratic Tradition From Parmenides to Democritus. 1965. pp, [viii], 554. Previous owner's sig. to front free end paper, else fine, no defects. Lower inner corner of jacket clipped, else fine.Vol.3-The Fifth-Century Enlightenment. 1969. pp, [xvi], 544. Previous owner's sig. to front fre end paper, else text is fine, no defects. Clipped inner lower corner of jacket, else fine.Vol.4-Plato The Man and His Dialogues: Earlier Period. 1975. ISBN 0 521 20002 4. pp, [xviii], 603. Bookplate to front pastedown, else text is fine. Lightly sun faded spine of dust jacket, else fine.Vol.5-The Later Plato and the Academy, 1978. ISBN 0 521 20003 2. pp, [xvi], 539. Light bumping to top and bottom of spine, else text is fine. Light fading to unclipped dust jacket, else fine.Vol.6-Aristotle An Encounter, 1981. ISBN 0 521 23573 1. pp, [xvi], 456. Text is fine, no defects. Spine of unclipped dust jacket faded to tan. Light rubbing to jacket extremities, else near fine.

      [Bookseller: Dave Rottman Rare Books]
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        The Tin Drum

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1962. Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. Octavo. Original grey boards, titles and drum design to spine in gilt and red, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. Faint spot to upper board, spine very slightly rolled. An excellent copy in the rubbed, dulled, and toned jacket with some small nicks and tanned spine panel. First English language edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to the Scottish writer and literary agent Giles Gordon on the front free endpaper, "For Giles Gordon, Günter Grass, London 10.10.62". With Gordon's bookplate on the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Tin Drum. (Translated by Ralph Manheim)

      New York: Pantheon, 1962. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Darkening to the jacket spine and some toning to the white jacket. Price of $6.95 is present on the jacket flap. Grass's first novel, one of the most acclaimed post World War II literary events. Laid into the book is a bookplate signed by Grass. Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        An Unofficial Rose

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1962. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine faded. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with two chips and several closed tears to the toned spine panel. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "for Katherine with love from Iris". The recipient was Katherine Watson, a close friend of Murdoch's from her Oxford days, who was written into several of Murdoch's books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Canticum Canticorum: The Song of Songs with 30 lithographs

      Frankfurt am Main: Ars Libri Verlag, Gotthard de Beauclair, 1962. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 200 in Arabic of which this is numbered 103 and SIGNED by both designer Gotthard de Beauclair and artist Gerhart Kraaz. Near Fine condition folio of unbound leaves, in Very Good original slipcase. The Berkeley Version of the Song of Songs has been chosen for this edition and is printed here with the premission of the Zondervan Publishing House in Grand Rapids Michigan. Monotype Bell Antiqua was used for the text, which was printed by Hans Christians, Hamburg; the lithographs were printed by Paul Robert Wilk, Frankfurt am Main, and the hand-made Butten is a production of Hahnemuhle in Dassel. The edition consists of 200 copies numbered in Arabic, each containing one additional lithograph, and 50 copies numbered in Roman, each with four additional lithographs. This is the English version.

      [Bookseller: Karl Books]
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        The Calculus Of Consent

      Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1962. First edition of the author's ground breaking work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by James M. Buchanan. Light wear to the spine tips, else near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket that has a few small closed tears and a small chip to the bottom of the front panel.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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. An very good copy with some wear and fading to the blue portion of the cloth in a near fine dust jacket with the Newberry Medal Award sticker adhered to the front panel.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Adventures Of Tom Bombadil - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.. Fine+ in Fine dust jacket. 1962. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A stunning First Edition/First Printing, Hammond A6a, published 22 November 1962 at 13s. 6d. With a planned print run of 10,000 copies. Very Fine condition, bright pictorial boards in Fine, bright dustjacket with only minute traces of use. Scarce in this condition, hard to see a better copy be found; The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and other verses from The Red Book, consist of 16 poems, three about Tom Bombadil himself, one about a hobbit and a troll, two about the Man in the Moon, six which represent simply "adventures", and four which are in the nature of a bestiary, familiar places to instill the feel of a Middle Earth setting .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        William S. Burroughs SIGNED Naked Lunch First US Edition

      Grove Press, 1962. US 1st. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Grove Press, 1962. Signed directly on the title page by Burroughs! Very scarce! One of the greatest and most controversial novels in American literary history. Originally published in 1959 in Paris, it was not published in the US until 1962 due to US obscenity laws. It was the last major literary censorship battle in America. A significant, landmark work! Hardcover. Original jacket. Stated First Printing. Original black top stain. Tightly bound. Light foxing on the page edges. Jacket price ($6.00) intact. Minor edge wear. VG/VG condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        The Spy Who Loved Me. (A James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1962 , 1962. First Impression, State A, INSCRIBED by the author to the correspondent Jonathan Connolly. Trivial wear; a near fine copy, hosed in a custom-made leather-spined clamshell box. The tenth book in the James Bond series; A beautiful girl with a sensual past, Vivienne Michel is different from all the women 007 has known before. When she is confronted with two evil killers there is only one man who can save her -Bond himself. Gilbert A10a (1.1).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Spy Who Loved Me

      London-Jonathan Cape, 1962 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Fleming'sThe Spy Who Loved Me, the ninth in the James Bond series. It is the shortest and most sexually explicit of Fleming's novels, as well as a clear departure from previous Bond novels in that the story is told in the first person by a young Canadian woman, Vivienne Michel. Bond himself does not appear until two thirds of the way through the book. A heavily adapted version of The Spy Who Loved Me appeared in the Daily Express newspaper in daily comic strip format in 19671968. In 1977 the title was used for the tenth film in the Eon Productions series. It was the third to star Roger Moore as Bond and used no plot elements from the novel. Foyle's bookseller label to front pastedown. Condition: In a cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally very smart, with just a couple of marks. Dustwrapper is smart, with just some slight handling marks and some browning. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE with aVERY GOOD INDEEDdustwrapper..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Ticket That Exploded

      Paris, (December, 1962): The Olympia Press First issue, Signed by the author on the title page. This book of which only 5000 copies were printed, was not to be sold in the UK or the US but was later published in the US by Grove Press in 1967. 182(1)pp., bound in stiff green paper wraps lettered in black, ruled in black and white, spine lettered in black over white. A lovely copy, nearly fine in very good dust jacket with wrinkle along top edge of front panel. (Maynard & Miles A6). First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE TENNIS COURT OATH

      Middletown: Wesleyan University Press (1962). 1st edition, full gray cloth, with illustrated dust jacket. Specially signed by Ashbery on the title page. The author's very scarce second trade publication of poems, issued in only 750 copies (Kermani A7) and considered by many collectors to be the most elusive of his trade publications. The present copy shows only the slightest signs of aging, primarily across the top and fore-edge of the paper. The cloth binding is very clean and bright, and the complete (not price clipped) jacket shows light sunning to the spine only. A most desirable copy, particularly in this condition and signed by the poet.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        From Doon with Death

      John Long, London 1962 - HARDBACK - The book is in very good condition. There is some paper abrasion to the top of the front endpaper, as can be seen in scan two. The pages are free of any previous owner names or inscriptions. The book has been signed by the author to the title page. The dust wrapper is in fine condition, correctly priced at 15s.net. The wrapper's colours are fresh, and the rear panel is very clean indeed. A very scarce book with an estimated print run of less than 400 copies, most of which were destined for the library system. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Autograph working manuscript in condensed score of the Divagazioni sopra un'Allemanda di John Bull per Orch. [7 variazioni su un'Allemanda di John Bull], signed

      48 pp. Folio (ca. 345 x 244 mm.). Unbound. Notated in both ink and pencil on 16-stave music manuscript paper. Heavily annotated with amendations and corrections throughout and including sketches and sections ultimately cancelled. Several movements dated by the composer at their conclusion, indicating that the work was written over a period of time extending from September (or earlier in 1962) to December of 1962 in Rome. Housed in a card folder with a presentation inscription from the composer's daughter Vittoria. & & With movements listed, together with performance times, to title as follows: "Tema - Allemanda del Duca di Brunswick (1:15), Balletto (.60), Passacaglia (2.42), Corrente (1.48), Siciliana (2.25), Gaglilarda (2.55), Sarabanda (3.50), Fanfara e Corale (5)." The order of the movements has been revised, both on the title and within the manuscript. . An Italian composer, conductor and critic, Guerrini studied with both Torchi and Busoni at the Bologna Liceo Musicale, going on to direct the Florence Conservatory (1928–47), the Bologna Conservatory (1947–9), and the Conservatorio di S Cecilia (1950–60).& & "His earlier music combines high seriousness, at times somewhat academic, with luxuriant chromatic harmony reminiscent of Bax or, more significantly, Alfano. The textures and orchestration sometimes suggest Strauss, as does Guerrini’s interest, around 1920, in the symphonic poem; and there are indications, too, of Ravel's influence... The most substantial and imaginative of his early works is his second published work in the genre, L’ultimo viaggio d’Odisseo, which shows his harmony and orchestration at their most evocative. Also notable, in this early period, are the chamber compositions: the Violin Sonata is typical, combining succulent chromaticism with reiterative thematic developments. In time Guerrini’s academicism grew more pronounced, while his tendency to romantic indulgence was tempered by a new, architectonic sobriety. His best work after 1930 is in religious music: the gravely expressive Missa pro defunctis, though conservative, is free from the tiredness that mars much of Guerrini’s later output. On a different line of development, the Sette variazioni sopra una sarabanda di Corelli may, in their ingenious rethinking of material from the remoter past, reflect the influence of his teacher Busoni." John C.G. Waterhouse in Grove online

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        The Phantom of The Opera

      T.P. Ltd, Printed in England [1962], 1962. An original UK quad for Hammer Films' 'The Phantom of The Opera.' based on the classic novel from Gaston Leroux, starring Herbert Lom. Folded, condition A (fresh). Approx dimensions 40x30 inches, landscape format, now with loose-backed board stiffener. Mystery writer Leroux's classic tale of extraordinary events, tragedy, horror, pathos, humour and a gallery of minor characters; the portrait of the hideous musician, crazed by his extreme ugliness, shows compassionate insight into the criminally insane mind; one of the best and of the Hammer horrors, directed by the reliable Terence Fisher and with a genuinely moving performance from Herbert Lom. Note on Format; the 'quad' is a vertical view UK movie poster measuring approx. 30 x 40 inches, generally issued folded with one vertical and three horizontal creases. The standard (and most collectible) format for film posters in Britain, being the equivalent of the US 'one-sheet'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Spy Who Loved Me - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1962. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A handsome First Edition/First Impression in Fine condition in alike, crisp dust-jacket without fading, vibrant and bright colors. Variant copy with printer's quad mark on the title page; Central character and narrator is "Vivienne Michel, " a young Canadian woman who ends up running a cheap motel in the Adirondack Mountains to pay for a trip through America. When issued, it was banned in some countries as the most sexually explicit of Fleming's novels. Basis for the movie with Roger Moore in his third James Bond role, Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova (Agent Triple X) and Curd Jürgens as Karl Stromberg .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE By IVY STEWART DECKARD signed 1962 First Edition

      VANTAGE PRESS, NY 1962 - TITLE: IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE By IVY STEWART DECKARD signed 1962 First Edition AUTHOR: IVY STEWART DECKARD PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: VANTAGE PRESS, NY 1962 EDITION: First Edition stated CATEGORY: Signed, First Edition BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: BLACK CONDITION: The dust jacket has a few small sized cloud like stains that do not affect the board in any way; the $3.00 price is still on the front flap. The pages in the book have started to age brown throughout. The author has signed the first front free endpaper in blue ink "To Mencer - with best wishes - Ivy Stewart Deckard - Jan. 29, 1963." Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 145 pages. Good-/Good- dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Signed First Edition stated. VANTAGE PRESS, NY 1962. From Wikipedia: The Texas City Disaster was the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history. The incident took place on April 16, 1947, and began with a mid-morning fire on board the French-registered vessel SS Grandcamp which was docked in the Port of Texas City. The fire detonated approximately 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate and the resulting chain reaction of fires and explosions killed at least 581 people. These events also triggered the first ever class action lawsuit against the United States government, under the then-recently enacted Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), on behalf of 8,485 victims. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FROM 1962 FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH!!!! SCARCE! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 950+ E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 007246 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Colossus

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A review copy with slip laid in. The first book from author of "The Bell Jar." This was her only book published under her own name during her lifetime. A clean very near fine copy with a small contemporary ownership signature to the top corner of the front free endpaper in a close to near fine dust jacket with three small tears to the top of the front panel and some minor darkening to the spine and top edge of the rear panel. A very nice copy and very uncommon with a review slip.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The Death of Ahasuerus [Ahasverus död] [Signed / Ingraverat & Inscribed / Underskrivet to "Peace

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. A Fine copy of the first UK edition, first printing (spine ends gently pushed) in a Very Good + dust jacket (spine lightly sunned, light edge wear, tiny tear where front panel joins the spine tail), SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST on the title page as follows: "from Par Lagerkvist"; a continuation of an allegorical tale by the great Swedish poet, playwright, novelist, and essayist (followed by "Pilgrim at Sea", 1962 and being the third installment of Lagerkvist's tetralogy consisting of Barabbas, The Sybil, The Death of Ahasuerus, and Pilgrim at Sea) attempting to polarize the Christian ethos and modern attitudes. Elected in 1940 as one of the 18 "Immortals" of the Swedish Academy, Lagerkvist was as highly influential writer from his twenties into his seventies, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951 "for the artistic vigour and true independence of mind with which he endeavors in his poetry to find answers to the eternal questions confronting mankind". Signed copies of Lagerkvist's works are quite scarce and, beyond our shelves, signed copies of Lagerkvist's works in English translation are especially so. This copy belonged to actor and decorated WWII Navy Veteran Douglas Fairbanks whose bookplate resides on the front pastedown. A Fine copy in a Very Good + dust jacket, with an excellent Provenance and SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST. QUITE SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Alexandria Quartet

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1962. Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. Signed limited edition, one of 500 numbered copies. Durrell's enduring masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE FIFTH ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR. A Handlist Of Exhibitors. Signed

      London: The National Book League, 1962 First Edition. A Handlist Of Exhibitors for the Fifth London Antiquarian Book Fair, with a charming introductory essay on book collecting by Lawrence Durrell, reprinted in, The Antiquarian Bookman, May-June 1962. This copy one of ten printed on Barcham Green Paper, Signed by Lawrence Durrell and auctioned in aid of the Antiquarian Bookseller's Benevolent Fund. Thin 8vo. Fine in wrappers, as issued. [From a comprehensive TBCL Durrell collection of first editions in superb condition]. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Alexandria Quartet

      London, Faber and Faber,, 1962. Octavo. Finely bound by Hatchards in crimson half morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, crimson cloth boards, cockerell endpapers, top edge gilt. Spine a little sunned but an excellent copy handsomely bound. Limited edition of 500 copies signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Alexandria quartet

      London : Faber and Faber,, 1962. 1st Edition. Description: 884 p. ; 21 cm. Subject Alexandria (Egypt) -- Fiction. Notes: 1st One Volume Edition with revisions. Originally published as separate volumes between 1957 and 1960. Contents: Justine --Balthazar --Mountolive --Clea. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.

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        How to do Things with Words. The William James Lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1955. NEAR FINE COPY OF THE ORIGiNAL EDITION

      Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1962. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original dark blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy. Austin's most influential work collects revised versions of twelve lectures exploring a positivist view of speech and developing the concept of 'performative utterances'. The lectures were delivered originally at Oxford between 1951 and 1954, and subsequently at Harvard where Austin became a close friend of Chomsky. At this time Austin was Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford and President of the Aristotelian Society. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION . Catalogs: philosophy.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        A Special George Grosz Offering of 3 Associated Items

      Offered: 1) An original George Grosz signed letter, handwritten on his stationary for Nora Mirmont, who was first a pupil of Grosz, and later an assistant and friend. 2) A rare mimeograph copy of the typescript for the lecture Nora Mirmont gave on the short film, "George Grosz' Interregnum"at the Hecksher Museum, Huntington in 1962, her perspective anticipating scholarship on Grosz's American years published in the 1980's, including the work of Hess and Flavell, and featuring her own translation of an excerpt from "A Little Yes and a Big No" (the autobiography of Grosz first published in 1946 in an English translation by Dorin). 3) The first edition of George Grosz, the overview monograph prepared by Herbert Bittner with Grosz's assistance, the first to be published posthumously. It lacks the book jacket but is otherwise in excellent condition, pages as if unread, and augmented by a signed dated presentation inscription done in pencil by Nora Mirmont within the month of issue. (No copies were signed by Grosz, as he died 14 months before the book's public release.) FORMATS: Book: Publisher's black cloth boards with plain sides, spine with stamped in gilt letters. Letter: loose, as issued, never mounted / Lecture: stapled paper sheets. CONDITION SUMMARY: Book: Very Good with presentation, pages and plates fine, and binding excellent / Book Jacket: Lacking / Letter: Acceptable, primary wear from being taller than book it was laid into: 2 mailing fold lines. / Lecture Mimeograph: About Fine. Letter and lecture mimeograph are now in archival sleeves. NORA MIRMONT: artist and educator, married name, Hambüchen; later resident of Lloyd Harbor, New York; first exhibition of oil paintings noted in February 13, 1954 New Yorker; artist prize at Heckscher Museum named the Nora Mirmont Hambeuchen Award: Museum of Modern Art has an artist file for her in archives. Harvard has in their Grosz archives 6 letters from Nora Hambüchen to Grosz (1955-57), with also correspondence from her husband, William Joseph Hambüchen (no. 163). Getty Research Institute has in their Grosz archives a mimeograph of "George Grosz' Interregnum by Nora Mirmont" along with other materials on the film (Grosz / Series II). Grosz Address: a quarter mile from Heckscher Museum, site of Nora Mirmont's talk. One of their prized holdings is the Grosz painting, "Eclipse of the Sun" (1926). LETTER: An effusive thank you note handwritten in pen & violet ink on the artist's stationary with its Huntington address heading and facing black, gray and white woodcut vignette, addressed to Nora Mirmont with 5 short lines in German, done in fine style over one side of the 207 x 295 mm (8.15 x 11.61 inches) stationary sheet. Salutation is, "Liebe Nora" and note; "Vielen Herzlichen Dank / stets / Dein after Lehrer" (Many thanks, for always your teacher). He has carefully signed with his personal name, underscored with his characteristic intersecting perspective lines with punctuating dots, the 25 mm high capital G with an inner spiral flourish, the r, as a capital, strongly made with running feet. LECTURE MIMEOGRAPH: 5 full pages, about 255 lines, typed on one side only, clear and bright, pages fine, attached with a staple, heading with Heckscher Museum address and lecture title; "Introduction to the film, Interregnum, featuring the drawings of George Grosz", delivered by Nora Mirmont Monday, January 15, 1962 as part of the art education series, 'Tips on Painting'. "George Grosz' Interregnum" is a 29-minute documentary film about Germany between the World Wars, featuring George Grosz' drawings, and narrated by Lotte Lenya. It was produced by Altina and Charles Carey and released in 1960 by Educational Communication Corp, receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for 'Best Documentary Short Film'. Her lecture begins by criticizing the film for manipulating the historical record. "What you are going to see are the stark, terrifying, and superb drawings of George Grosz. But what has been done with them and what you are going to hear along with it will be strictly out of Hollywood's sense of drama." She introduces her main theme with, "I am concerned to present to you a balanced picture of a great artist who was my friend and teacher". Page 2 is an interesting exposition of Grosz' thoughts about satire and why he later was conflicted about the form and even denigrated it. It includes memories of conversations with Nora Mirmont. Pages 3-4 have Nora Mirmont's own English translation of the excerpt, "The artist enters his studio", from "A Little Yes and a Big No". Her translation, which reads very well, begins; "Yes, this is my room, this is my world. Yet at the same time it is like the shell of an oyster that closes quickly, or the house of a sensitive snail." Also on p. 4 is her reminiscence about the initial public response to the "Stick Men" paintings with an insider's view of their creation. Page 5: an excerpt from a letter Grosz wrote students at the Cleveland Institute of Art. In essence, it is a lucid exposition of his aesthetic. BOOK: with presentation by Nora Mirmont for recipient-O -, signed Nora, dated October 1960. EDITION NOTE: With contributions by George Grosz who selected most of the illustrations, issued in the fall of 1960. SIZE: quarto, 285 x 224 mm (11.22 x 8.82 inches). PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 160 pages with 114 illustrations on 108 plates, 96 numbered b/w plates of 1911-53 works, 84 full-page, and with 6 unnumbered color plates of 1928-1958 works. Texts include: an introductory essay with notes, "The Two Worlds of George Grosz", pp. 11-28, a Grosz essay, "On My Drawings" (reprinted from 1944), pp. 29-32, and a comprehensive bibliography (to 1960), pp 34-43. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        Four Poems of the Occult. Illustrations by Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, Yves Tanguy and Jean Arp. Edited & with introductions by Francis Carmody

      [Kentfield, California:] The Allen Press, 1962 One of 130 copies, First edition in English of these poems. Together in natural linen slipcase and chemise. . Folio. Nine hand-colored initials and forty-seven border drawings by Mallette Dean. Printed letterpress on Rives handmade paper. A fine copy. With the prospectus and the handling instructions to the reader laid in. The illustrations, reproduced by permission of Claire Goll, consist of six line drawings by Fernand Leger, four lithographs by Pablo Picasso, three etchings by Yves Tanguy, and eight wood-engravings by Jean Arp. This is a remarkable collaboration, showcasing four of the most important artists of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        The Campaign against Italian East Africa 1940/41

      London: [The author,], 1962. The Lees Knowles Lectures given at Cambridge University 1951. Foolscap quarto (320 × 201 mm) Plum linen, title gilt to the upper board. 61 pages, rectos only, cyclostyled typescript the three sections on different coloured paper-stock, the Problem on pink; the Prelude on white; Victory and Aftermath on blue. Folding coloured map mounted on linen bound in at the rear, troop movements inked in by hand. Very good. Unpublished transcript of Platt's lectures in the prestigious Lees Knowles series, signed by him at the foot of the title page. Platt was commander of the Sudan Defence Force, and led the forces invading Italian East Africa from Sudan during the East African Campaign. After occupying the abandoned railway junction at Kassala in the Sudan, Platt advanced into Eritrea and captured Agordat with relative ease. However "at the almost impregnable mountain stronghold of Keren the Italians stood; it took nearly two months … and heavy casualties on both sides, to dislodge them. Platt's advance towards the southern arm of the pincer was pressed, Addis Ababa fell, and Platt's and Cunningham's forces came together at Amba Alagi. Here the Italian commander, the duke of Aosta, surrendered with the honours of war on 19 May 1941. Platt modestly described Keren and other engagements in Ethiopia as 'bows and arrows' battles compared with those in the western desert. 'But, had it not been for his vigorous and competent leadership, the Italian occupation might have been indefinitely prolonged' (The Times, 29 September 1975)" (ODNB). Extremely uncommon, we have traced a single copy to the IWM, another in the Liddell Hart Military Archives, KCL, although Mockler in Haile Selassie's War refers to an MOD publication of the same title and date, this may be a case of misidentification.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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