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        The Spy Who Loved Me

      London - Jonathan Cape, 1962 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition, first impressions of The Spy Who Loved Me, the ninth novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. In the original dustwrapper bearing Richard Chopping's iconic artwork. The bookis 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. Fleming wrote a prologue to the novel giving Michel credit as a co-author. Condition: In a cloth covered binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, generally smart with slight bumping to head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper is bright with slight chipping, wear and the odd small mark. Internally, firmly bound, bright with slight water damage to one page causing very slight marginal loss and marks to a few pages. Otherwise, clean. Overall: VERY GOODINDEED with a VERY GOOD dustwrapper.

      [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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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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        The Night of the Iguana. Signed copy

      London: New Directions. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket in clear protective wraps. Minor darkening to dust wrapper. 1962. Third Printing. Black hardback cloth cover. 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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        Les Travaux et les Jours

      Paris: (Editions Verve), (1962). Folio. 63pp., unbound as issued. Limited to 200 copies signed by the artist. Illustrated with four color and nineteen black & white etchings by Villon, fifteen of which are double-page. Flocks, herds, and rustic groupings of men and women are shown in the craggy landscape of Greece, in Villon's Cubist style. Jacques Villon was a member of the Duchampian family of artists. In his youth he studied law, but soon abandoned it to join the Cubist movement. He is particularly noted for his mastery of the colored etching. Using a plate for each color, he referred to himself as the "Cubist Impressionist." This work is an apt description of his fusion of structure with color. Villon's finesse with etching is effectively demonstrated in this book, yet even his use of black and white gives a dramatic interpretation to the text. Very fine in printed wrappers and housed in a cloth-backed chemise and slipcase. A magnificent livre d'artiste and a masterpiece.

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        Confessions of an Opium Eater (Original screenplay for the 1962 film)

      Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1962. Producer-director Albert Zugsmith's copy of the script for the 1962 film, "Confessions of an Opium Eater," produced and directed by Zugsmith, written for the screen by Robert Hill, and starring Vincent Price. & & Based on the 1822 book, "Confessions of an English Opium Eater," by Thomas DeQuincey. Very freely based upon DeQuincey's book, "Confessions of an Opium Eater" is set in San Francisco during the Tong Wars of the 1800s. Lotus is one of a group of women kidnapped from China and brought to the United States, where they are to be traded in exchange for precious opium. Lotus and her compatriots are rescued by mysterious benefactors and are spirited away. Soon after, DeQuincey sneaks into Chinatown and contacts a merchant by the name of Chin Foon. Both men share the mark of the Moon Serpent, signifying that they work for the enigmatic Ling Tang, who is the mastermind behind the human auctions. Foon instructs DeQuincey to locate Lotus. He finds her but rather than handing her over to Foon, he tries to escape with her. His treachery is discovered, and in a "Yojimbo"-esque twist, admits he is working for both sides in the Tong conflict. He escapes and, stumbling through the bowels of Chinatown, discovers many other bizarre secrets. He also learns that another of Tang's employees, Ruby Low, is not as loyal as supposed. DeQuincey continues prowling around Chinatown; obviously, he has some sort of plan in mind--but what is it? And who is he really working for? [The AllMovie Guide]. & & Light green studio wrappers, with titles in manual type on the front wrapper, dated February 16, 1961. Holograph pencil timing notations at the margins of every page, with Zugsmith's signature in blue marker on the front wrapper. Title page present, with a date of February 16, 1961, with screenwriter credits for Robert Hill. 111 pages, with blue, pink, and green revision pages throughout, dated variously between 7/11/1961 and 7/31/1961. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads. One of the more interesting "eastern intrigue" adaptations of the 1950s and 1960s, with the appealing quality of having a classic literary source.& & Martin 79.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        David Thompson's Narrative 1784-1812

      Toronto: Champlain Society 1962, 1st printing of this edition. () cii,410pp. + xvpp. (list of subscribers). Near fine. Octavo in original gilt lettered red cloth with folding map (at end). Trade Edition not numbered without society crest. An as new copy. A new edition with added material edited with an introduction and notes by Richard Glover. Account of Thompson's service in the Hudson's Bay Company and Northwest Company east of the Rockies from 1784-1807 and then with the Northwest Company 1807-1812..

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        One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [Marbled and Signed by Kesey]

      NY: Viking. (1962). Kesey's landmark first book, a pivotal novel of the literature of the Sixties, which helped to shape a generation's attitudes on issues of authority, power, madness and, finally, individuality. A uniquely decorated copy, fully marbled by Kesey on the front and back covers, spine, and page edges and signed "Kesey" in block colored letters on the front flyleaf. A year before Kesey died, a collector sent him a group of books asking him to sign them, and in particular for Cuckoo's Nest to do something "special." Kesey, who had been experimenting with marbling, and could not, one imagines, have missed the similarity between the bookish art and the psychedelic art of the 1960s counterculture that he had helped to create, marbled the entire book, on all sides. We only know of one other book he did this to: a paperback of the same title, for the same collector. This is the only clothbound book we know of that he treated this way, and it is a startling artifact, bearing virtually no traces of the familiar binding, but rather presenting a whorling, flowing image, predominantly in red, white and pink. Tape shadows to flyleaf; a very near fine, and unique, copy in a near fine, first issue (Kerouac blurb) dust jacket, with tape shadows to flaps, hairline cracks to the colors, but very little of the usual fading. Possibly the only such copy in existence. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Golden Notebook

      London, Michael Joseph, 1962.. First edition, first printing of the Nobel Prize- winning author's magnum opus. Octavo. Original boards. Signed by the author on the title page. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket that shows some small closed tears. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Silent Spring

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Light wear at the extremities of the jacket and at the head and foot of the jacket spine. A tight, strong copy of a book that is prone to wear. Price of $5.00 on the jacket flap. First edition stated. Name on the front endpaper. This was a landmark book in environmental journalism. Based on a lengthy article in the New Yorker, Silent Spring book told the story of how insecticides and pesticides were silently killing birds, insects and fish across America. Although the book was primarily concerned with the misuse of pesticides, it was the first work to address the larger issues of environmental pollution. Signed by the author on the half title page with the inscription: "With best wishes." Uncommon signed.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        KING RAT. Dedication Copy

      Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1962 The Dedication Copy. 8vo., 406pp. A very attractive near fine copy in dustwrapper showing light use. True First Edition [preceding the British] of the author's powerful debut work; a semi-fictional account of his incarceration at Changi, the notorious Japanese prison camp in Singapore. Clavell's full page presentation on the front free endpaper is telling: "Mother / I'll bet there were / many times when we / both figured that this / particular story would / never be told - / with love / from me / Nov '62". Clavell & his family had moved from the UK to Hollywood in 1953. In November of 1962 shortly after the publication of King Rat, they visited England on holiday where this copy, likely one of Clavell's personal copies & one of the earliest off of the press was presented to his Mother. 7500 copies were printed of what was the first in his "Asian Saga", six extraordinarily successful novels published over a period spanning some 30 years: King Rat, 1962 - Tai-Pan, 1966 - Shogun, 1975 - Noble House, 1981 - Whirlwind, 1986 & Gai-Jin, 1993.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        WRINKLE IN TIME

      1962. 1. L'ENGLE,MADELEINE. A WRINKLE IN TIME. (NY): Ariel (1962). 8vo (6 x 8 1/4"), 1/4 cloth, 211p., extremely faint soil on rear cover else FINE IN DUST WRAPPER. The dust wrapper (illustrated by Ellen Raskin), is in beautiful condition with the price intact (a small amount of soil on the rear panel and a touch of rubbing at base of spine but no fraying or tears). 1st edition 1st printing of this fantasy that has become a modern classic. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED ON THE ENDPAPER BY L'ENGLE. In the stranger than fiction category, A Wrinkle In Time had a difficult time getting published. According to "A Special Message from Madeline L'Engle" on the Random House web site: "After trying forty-odd" publishers (L'Engle later said "twenty-six rejections"), L'Engle's agent returned the manuscript to her. Then at Christmas, L'Engle threw a tea party for her mother. One of the guests happened to know John Farrar of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and insisted that L'Engle should meet with him. Although the publisher did not at the time publish a line of children's books, Farrar met L'Engle, liked the novel and ultimately published it. A Wrinkle In Time is the winner of the NEWBERY AWARD and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. This is an exceptionally nice copy, rare with inscription.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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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 clamshell box. A very sharp copy.

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

      London: Gollancz, 1962 First UK Edition. Fine book in a near fine dustjacket. The Dust Jadcket has some overall soiling and minute wear to the spine ends. Price of 15/- net on the front bottom flap. A bright copy of this scarce early novel from Ballard.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: MDS Books]
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        The Case of the Blonde Bonanza (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1962. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to his niece on the front endpaper: "To 'Nordie' / with all my best to a very wonderful girl / Your Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner." Near Fine in a Near Fine, lightly corner-rubbed dust jacket. An attractive copy. Perry Mason.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Vitraux Pour Jerusalem [Introduction Et Notes De Jean Leymarie]

      Monte Carlo; André Sauret, 1962. 1st Edition. Complete with two original lithographs and 12 additional color plates. Subjects: Bet ha-h? Olim "Hadasah" (Jerusalem) . Synagogue. Glass painting and staining--Jerusalem--History--20th century. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Scans and additional bibliographic data on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Sterben und Auferstehen [Signed]

      Zurich: Coron-Verlag, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. A Fine, Superior, copy of the first edition, first printing, SIGNED BY FRANS EEMIL SILLANPAA on the page facing his Portrait [Text in German]; a commemorative book published to honor Sillanpaa's having won the 1939 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his deep understanding of his country's peasantry and the exquisite art with which he has portrayed their way of life and their relationship with Nature." [The true first edition of this book, offered here, should not be confused with the later revised edition (1970), or with later printings of such revised edition, which are rather easily found.] The book contains a section on Sillanpaa's Life and Works written by Dr. Olof Enckell, then Chairman of the Literature Department at Helsinki University, as well as Sillanpaa's acceptance speech, praise of him by the Nobel committee, excerpts from 2 of his most well beloved novels and more. Illustrated with 10 full page color illustrations. Copies of the book in its true first edition, as offered here, are quite scarce. Although the book was not called to be signed, this copy was nevertheless signed by Sillanpaa, making it a rare copy indeed. As Sillanpaa died in 1964, this book may well have been one of the last books he signed. This copy of the book came from the Estate of renowned dancer and choreographer Martha Graham. A beautiful, Fine, Superior, copy of an exceedingly scarce book with a notable Provenance, SIGNED BY FRANS EEMIL SILLANPAA. Quite Beautiful and RARE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of Southern and Eastern Africa

      London: E. & S. Livingstone, 1962. dustwrapper rubbed and worn, text block generally fine, scarce authoritative work.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Glenbower Books]
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        Últimos días de Ruben Darío

      Edicones Lengua - Managua 1962 - Primera edición. Dedicado. 19x12 cm. 144 páginas. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Incunable]
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        Big Sur

      New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1962 First edition, first printing. Near fine a like jacket with a few small tears, extremities lightly rubbed, and some minor spots.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        BIG SUR

      New York: Farrar, Straus, and Cudahy, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. 8vo. Near fine in like jacket. DJ has trace rubbing, faint toning, edgewear - close inspection only. Else bright and sharp. Unclipped. Touches of shelfwear to extremities of book. Else square and sound. The nicest copy of this we've handled. Scarce thus. First edition / printing of this elegy to the Beat generation, written by Kerouac on a large continuous scroll over a ten-day period, much the same method he used when composing On The Road. 241pp. [Charters A17].

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Opera Aperta [Signed] [The Open Work] Forma E Interdeterminazione Nelle Poetiche Contemporanee

      Milano: Bompini, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing -- 1962 Casa Ed. Valentino Bompiani, Milano; Publisher's blindstamp to the title page as required (expected toning to the pages), in a Near Fine dust jacket (expected toning, small tear to the top of the front panel), SIGNED BY UMBERTO ECO on the title page; Umberto Eco’s groundbreaking work on semiotics which contributed greatly to an important new approach in contemporary semiotics, usually referred to as "interpretative semiotics". In this work, Eco argues that a literary text is best when it is a field of meaning which is internally dynamic and psychologically engaged (i.e. an "open" text), rather than a mere string of meaning that limits the reader's potential understanding to a single, unequivocal line (i.e. a "closed text"). Of the two types, the "open text" is thus the superior and most rewarding of the two, being active among mind, society, and life. Signed copies of the first edition are exceptionally difficult to find. The book played a notable role in Umberto Eco's relationship with his father. Of his father and Opera Aperta, Eco stated: "Well, he died very early, in 1962, but not before I had published a few books. It was academic stuff, and probably confusing to my father, but I discovered that very late in the evening he would try to read them. The Open Work was published exactly three months before his death and was reviewed by the great poet Eugenio Montale in the Corriere della Sera. It was a mixed review—curious, friendly, and nasty—but it was a review by Montale nonetheless and I think that, for my father, it would have been impossible to imagine anything more. In a sense, I paid my debt, and in the end, I feel I met all his wishes, though I imagine he would have read my novels with greater pleasure." A Near Fine copy of Umberto Eco's important and groundbreaking work, SIGNED BY UMBERTO ECO.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Jerusalem Windows

      New York: George Braziller. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION in English, beautifully illustrated with 104 plates (64 in full color), and TWO ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPHS done expressly for this edition. Chagall's Jerusalem Windows illustrates and chronicles the creation of the famous twelve stained glass windows, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel, designed by Chagall for the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center Synagogue in Jerusalem. Text and Notes by Jean Leymarie. New York: George Braziller, (1962). Original red cloth, original pictorial dust jacket. Without the rarely seen publisher's slipcase. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with only a little edgewear.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        THE JERUSALEM WINDOWS

      New York: George Braziller, (1962). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with minor edgewear. Marc Chagall. Folio (9-3/4" x 13") in publisher's red cloth. With two superb ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS by Chagall made especially for this book.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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