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      Monte Carlo; André Sauret 1962 - Original Cloth. Folio. 210 pages. 34 cm. First edition. Includes 2 Original Chagall Lithographs bound in (as issued) Text and notes by Jean Leymarie; translated from the French by Elaine Desautels. 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. With text and notes by Jean Leymarie. New York: George Braziller, (1962) . "For the 1962 publication of a deluxe book on the making of the Jerusalem Windows, Chagall executed two original lithographs and Charles Sorlier, Chagall's Master Printer at the Mourlot workshop, where Chagall executed all of his lithographs from 1950 until his death, made twelve 20-color stone lithographs after Chagall's final models for the windows under Chagall's supervision. The work was published by Andre Sauret, one of the great European art book publishers of the middle third of the century, and published in an edition of unknown size. " - Spaightwood Galleries. Subjects: Stained glass windows - Jerusalem - History - 20th century. Stained glass windows. Bet ha-holim "Hadasah" (Jerusalem) . Synagogue. Bet ha-holim "Hadasah" (Jerusalem) . Synagogue. Middle East – Jerusalem. Glass painting and staining - Jerusalem. Hadassa-University Medical Center, Jerusalem. Synagogue. Vitraux pour Jerusalem. English. Ex-library with usual markings on endpapers, but not inside or on spine. Jacket has edgewear but still nice. Very Good Condition in Good Jacket. (BIBLE-13-29A) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1962. Hardcover. Fine in glassines and a lightly soiled, Near Fine slipcase with a sunned backstrip. Carl Bodmer. Two quarto volumes (7-1/2" x 11-1/4") bound in decorated parchment-toned buckram with a map design in sepia and leather spine labels hand-lettered and stamped in pure gold leaf. This is copy #457 of 1500 edited by Nicholas Biddle with a good historical introduction by John Bakeless. Illustrated with portraits and 16 fine color plates after paintings by Carl Bodmer and other contemporary artists as well as two large folding maps. Issued unsigned. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Capitalism and Freedom

      Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. 202pp. Original navy cloth with gilt lettering. Good+ with some neat underlines in text, faint corner crease in prelims, slight bowing to back board, in Good dust jacket, unclipped ($3.95), spine-sunned, worn at head and tail with some scratches, closed tears, and creases. Former owner's name on front paste down, dated March 1963. The rare first appearance of the influential defense of classical liberalism.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Spy Who Loved Me

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1962. Octavo. Original dark grey boards, titles to spine in silver, dagger design to front board in silver and blind, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. Blindstamp to title page. A little spotting to top edge; an excellent copy in the bright, price-clipped jacket. First edition, first impression. This novel is the only Bond book to be written in the first person, presented as the testimony of a 23-year-old Canadian woman with whom Bond has an ill-fated affair. In furtherance of this pretence, Vivienne Michel gets a spurious credit on the title page as co-author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Metal Colouring

      Robert Draper Limited 1962 - 1962. 393 pages. Black dust jacket with white lettering over red cloth. B&W and colour illustrations and photographs throughout. Clean pages with firm binding. Noticeable tanning mainly to the page edges throughout. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear, with few small (approx. 1cm) tears to edges and corners. Distinct tanning to spine and edges. Light soiling all over DJ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        Les violons parfois

      - Julliard, Paris 1962, 12,5x20cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 50 esemplari numerati su Arches, testina di stampa. Bellissimo esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Fotografie. Mit Unterschrift. Moskau 1962.

      1962. 16x11 cm. (stellenweise leicht vergilbt).

      [Bookseller: Aegis Verlag Einzelfirma]
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      New York: A Helen & Kurt Wolff Book; Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962. paper-covered boards, edges uncut, slipcase. folio. paper-covered boards, edges uncut, slipcase. 39, (3) pages; with 28 plates. Limited to 200 numbered copies. A collection of the works of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78), an Italian artist known for his etchings of Rome. Translated from the Italian by R.H. Boothroyd. Designed and produced by Edizioni il Polifilo, hand set in Caslon type and printed in Italy by Luigi Maestri. Collotype plates by Annibale Belli. Introductory essay by Mario Praz. 28 plates of Roman scenes with descriptive comments about each by Livio Jannattoni. Note on the life and works of G.B. Piranesi, table of contents, bibliography. Bottom and top of slipcase missing. Illustration on front of slip case torn at bottom.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Piranesi: The Magnificence of Rome

      A Helen & Kurt Wolff Book / Harcourt, Brace & World. Very Good. 1962. B005G0R69W Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Boards, 55 cm., 40 p. + 28 plates (54 x 76 cm.) Book was designed and produced by Edizioni il Polifilo, hand-set in Caslon type and printed by Luigi Maestri. Collotype plates by Annibale Belli. This is copy #65 of 200 printed. Very good copy, slipcase is good only showing edge wear and some minor marks and stains. . B005G0R69W .

      [Bookseller: Moe's Books]
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      MONDADORI, VERONA 1962 - ITALIANO Edizione fuori commercio, con introduzione di Lara V.Masini, coperta rigida illustrata, ingiallita e con sottile fioritura, illustrazioni in nero fuori testo in pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Six Crises

      Doubleday - First edition, 1962. Signed and inscribed by Nixon on front free end-paper. Book near fine, with slight wear at spine ends, very slight discoloration along top and bottom edges of spine and boards, and on end-papers. DJ very good, with two small pieces missing at tail of spine, small piece missing at bottom of front, a tear near top of back (1.5" long), slight rubbing and chipping at corners and along folds, tiny tear near top of back fold, two tiny tears near bottom of back, slight creasing on top of spine, small tear near top of spine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Monographs on the Life of Thomas Hardy [general-title]

      Beaminister, Dorset (& elsewhere): J. Stevens Cox, the Toucan Press, 1962-1971, 1962. NCBEL III, 991. Uniformly in very good condition.. 72 vols, 12mo, original wrappers, stapled as issued. Numerous illustrations. A complete run of the interesting Toucan monographs on Hardy's life and work, which many scholars derided as gossip. See J. Patterson, "The Latest Gossip: Hardy and the Toucan Press Monographs," in Victorian Studies, 1965.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        Silent Spring

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Lois and Louis Darling. First printing (stated); octavo. A near fine copy in a very good+ dust jacket, with $5.00 price on front flap. Internally fine, with no markings of any kind.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Reader's Theater Presents 3 of J.D.

      [Austin: University of Texas], May 15, 1962. [Austin: University of Texas]. May 15, 1962. Mimeograph program. Single sheet folded once to form four pages. A bit toned with a a couple very tiny spots and wear at two corners, near fine. A program for a Reader's Theater performance, which involved students reading directly from a script without costumes or sets and encourages them to use expressive voices and gestures. This performance included excerpts from the short stories "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" and "Zooey" as well as The Catcher in the Rye. A note at the bottom of the third page mentions a special thanks to "Professor Andreas Brown for making his collection of Salinger material available to us for display." Brown was owner of Gotham Book Mart in Manhattan (a store frequented by Salinger) and for a time during the 1960s also a professor at the University of Texas. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Play Golf with Player: Instruction of Every Aspecct of the Game.

      Collins, London 1962 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author in a contemparary hand on the front free endpaper, "With Very Best Wishes Gary Player." Very good in the original dust jacket that shows some wear to the crown. Gary Player is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of golf. Over his career, Player accumulated nine major championships on the regular tour and six Champions Tour major championship victories, as well as three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour. At the age of 29, Player won the 1965 U.S. Open and became the only non-American to win all four majors, known as the career Grand Slam. Player became only the third golfer in history to win the Career Grand Slam, following Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen, and only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have performed the feat since. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        FUCK YOU: A Magazine of the arts - Number 4 (The "Freaking" Issue of F.Y)

      - New York: Fuck You Press, 1962. First edition. 4to. Original green mimeo wrappers. Side-stapled. Some soiling and damp staining to covers, margins and some leaves. Chip to lower right corner of front cover. ‘Chop’ of noted Beat poet John Thomas at upper right corner. Cover decorated with the peace sign surrounded by an ouroboros, with the surrounding words, "Freedom, Freaking, Fucking, Fertility" and "In this issue, MAD MEN!" Sanders recalls this issue to be the one that "brought to the fore the question of freakiness and insanity." [Sanders,"Fug You" 19]. Contributors include: Michael McClure, John Wieners, Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, Jackson MacLow, et al. From the library of Beat Poet John Thoman [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tomberg Rare Books]
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        The Moviegoer

      Alfred A. Knopf 1962 - Published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf in 1962, a Borzoi book. Fourth Printing stated on copyright page. This copy is INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page, "For Charley/ with all best wishes/ Walker Percy." This classic won the National Book Award in 1962. Book very good, tape marks on front free endpaper. DJ very good, same as First Edition with "0561" at bottom of front flap and DJ price of $3.95. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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      Limited Editions Club, New York 1962 - Two quarto volumes (7-1/2" x 11-1/4") bound in decorated parchment-toned buckram with a map design in sepia and leather spine labels hand-lettered and stamped in pure gold leaf. This is copy #457 of 1500 edited by Nicholas Biddle with a good historical introduction by John Bakeless. Illustrated with portraits and 16 fine color plates after paintings by Carl Bodmer and other contemporary artists as well as two large folding maps. Issued unsigned. Monthly Letter laid in. Fine in glassines and a lightly soiled, Near Fine slipcase with a sunned backstrip [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        THE MAGIC FLUTE: Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

      Knopf (1962)., New York: - First edition. SIGNED by the author "John Updike Beverly Farms, MA." Mozart's last opera, adapted for children by Updike and illustrated by Warren Chappell. One of Updike's hardest first editions to locate in nice condition. In the pictorial Gibraltar binding (noted on back cover) with light blue-green border, which was issued simultaneously with the trade edition, and without dust jacket. Very minor rubbing but still in fine condition. Unusual for Updike to note his hometown when signing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Briefe Und Aufzeichnungen (7 Volumes)

      Barenreiter-Verlag, Kassel, Germany 1962 - The entire collection of Mozart's letters and diaries, complete in 7 Volumes. All 7 Volumes 1st editions, 1962-1975. Each volume still tightly-bound and clean and VG in bright, VG dustjackets with modest, forgivable chipping along the spine extremities of several of the volumes and several minor closed tears to one or two of the volumes. Nonetheless, a handsome, well-preserved set. Thick octavos, over 4,200 pgs. all told. The text in its native German. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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      Philadelphia: The Janus Press, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight sunning to the spine. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Claire Van Vliet. Thin quarto (8-1/2" x 12") bound in brown cloth. Illustrated with 12 relief etchings done from the original plates by Claire Van Vliet. Copy #156 of 250 numbered copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. A handsomely illustrated edition of Kafka's classic story.

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        IVRESSE. Lithographies originales de Hans ERNI

      Lausanne, A. et P. Gonin, 1962. - Grand in-folio en ff (55 x 39 cm), sous double emboitage, couverture rempliée illustrée d'un décor de vigne et de raisin, illustré de 60 très belles lithographies de Hans Erni, jouant avec le texte dont 6 à double page. Tirage limité à 280 ex. dont 50 H.C. Un des 201 ex. sur vélin d'Arches. Ex. signé par l'artiste et les éditeurs. Très bel ex. Un texte de Ramuz extrait de "Vendanges" a servi à l'illustration de ce très bel ouvrage.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        Cover Her Face

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1962 - Rust cloth binding only very slightly rubbed at spine ends & corners and just slightly cocked; front board smudged, else a very crisp, tight & clean first edition copy of James' first novel. Dj slightly rubbe/chipped at spine ends & corners; back panel smudged, now protected in clear cover. ; 8vo; 254 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyde Brothers, Booksellers]
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        Dearly Beloved

      1962. First Edition . Signed. LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. Dearly Beloved. A Theme and Variations. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, (1962). Octavo, original blue and cream cloth, original dust jacket. $1850.First edition of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's novel about marriage, inscribed by her on the title page in the year of publication to her close friends and neighbors, ""For Jinny and John, with warmest thoughts from Anne, June 1962,"" this copy accompanied by a laid-in autograph note signed by her and its envelope addressed by her to them, reading in part, ""I hoped so much to take this to you myself,"" and writing of her visits with the Lindberghs' sons, and plans to visit Switzerland with their daughter—""Charles is already there.""""A June wedding sets the scene for Anne Morrow Lindbergh's bestselling novel, Dearly Beloved. This presentation copy contains her laid-in autograph note, penned and signed by her on two pages of a 3-1/4 by 5-inch card (folded). She writes of visits to with Lindbergh's sons, Jon and Land, and their families, and preparation for travel to Switzerland with their daughter Reeve—""Charles is already there."" The text reads in full: ""Dear Jinny and John, I hoped so much to take this to you myself an taste the delights of your garden (described in a poem of a letter!) and your children & your conversation. But I have been in the West—visiting Jon and Barbara & their children, as well as Land & his wife & baby, and came home to a rush of preparation for the take-off for Switzerland with Reeve. Charles is already there. Your note and your welcome meant a great deal to me and I withheld this book from the mail hoping I could present it by hand. It is a small thank you, from Anne."" The accompanying envelope, addressed by her to the recipients, features her notation in the lower left corner, ""By hand."" John Oldrin and Jinny Oldrin were neighbors and close friends of the Lindberghs. John Oldrin was the president of Darien Library in Darien Connecticut, where the Lindberghs had a home. With small trace of corresponding tape removal to one edge of envelope and front free endpaper. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Down There on a Visit

      London: Methuen. (1962). First. Uncorrected proof. Fine in wrappers in near fine dustwrapper which is a bit oversized, and soiled at the flap folds. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      London: Michael Joseph, (1962). - First U.K. edition. Fine in dust jacket. The second Judge Dee mystery in which Judge Dee is lured into the heart of the Governor's garden maze to solve three interwoven mysteries: "The Case of the Murder in the Sealed Room," "The Case of the Hidden Testament," and "The Case of the Girl with the Severed Head." Sharp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Treasures of the Shosoin: The North Section - Japanese Antiquities, Two Volumes in Box

      Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun, 1962. Hardcover, Paperback, Box. Near Fine. Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun, 1962.Near Fine. Wada, Gun

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        Naked Lunch

      New York, NY : Grove Press, Inc., 1962. First American Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good/Near Fine/Poor. "And only after the first shock does one realize that what Burroughs is writing about is not only the destruction of depraved men by their drug lust, but the destruction of all men by their consuming addictions...Burroughs is not only serious in his intent, but he is a writer of great power and artistic integrity engaged in a profoundly meaningful search for true values."(John Ciardi quoted on front flap) Naked Lunch is one of the foundational texts of the Beat Generation, & an unclassifiable, pathbreaking work onto itself; the most well-known, notorious novel by the great William S. Burroughs. This is the first American hardcover edition, stated first printing, published during March of 1962 by Barney Rosset's fabled Grove Press in a first printing run of 3500 copies (Joe Maynard & Barry Miles, William S. Burroughs: A Bibliography,1953-1973, University Press of Virginia, 1978; A2b, pgs. 10-11). WSB has hand-signed his name just below his printed name on the title page of this copy. From the collection of Ken Mikolowski, the esteemed poet-printer-publisher-professor who with his late wife Ann founded & conducted the legendary Alternative Press in Detroit. Beginning in the 1960s, the Press issued works by many Beat Generation/San Francisco Renaissance/Black Mountain & other luminaries, including WSB's fellow founding father of the Beats, Allen Ginsberg. Among the rarest versions of the iconic WSB classic, further enriched with this signature & provenance. Book in good to near-fine condition with mild, sparse rubbing & wear to front, back covers & spine; small spots of residue forming a partial rectangle near lower left corner of front cover likely the result of a removed sticker; short bump-indentation with splitting of board to same corner; smaller bumps to other corners of covers; fading & spotting of blue-grey dye at upper text block; tiny spots at lower & esp. side text blocks. Interior very fine except for staining at edges of front & rear endpaper leaves; very slight bump-curving to corners of a few other page leaves. Dust Jacket mostly intact but in poor condition with moderate-to-significant rubbing & wear to front, back covers & spine; creases, chips & short tears at all edges & corners; tape repairs at & near spine & corner edges; small but significant loss of front cover under tape at lower right corner of front cover. Signed by William S. Burroughs.

      [Bookseller: Third Mind Books]
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        Words For The Wind. Selections from the Poetry of Theodore Roethke Read By Theodore Roethke.

      Folkways FL 9736, New York 1962 - First edition / First printing. Signed by Theodore Roethke on the label of the record. 12" Vinyl LP in Illustrated cardboard sleeve. Includes a brochure with the printed poems. Fine. A lovely copy. Rare, perhaps unique signed. This record was released in 1962 and Roethke died in August of 1963. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Orpheus Books]
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        Six Crises

      Doubleday 1962 - SIX CRISES, Richard M. Nixon, signed, Doubleday, stated, "First Edition," 1962, + "Ingham County Republican Finance Committee" card "honors RICHARD M. NIXON, former Vice President of the United States, Lansing Civic Center, Friday, October 16, 1964, participation $50. 149 Luncheon, 12:00-1:30 p.m." card laid in, probably where the book was signed. Book has previous owner's signature in ink top right front end-papers, else near mint, clean, tight, complete; jacket VG++ (only slight edge wear front edge and front corners opp. spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Neverland Books]
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        SIX CRISES

      Garden City: Doubleday, (1962). First Edition. Hardcover. Recipient's bookplate on front pastedown. Near Fine in a Very Good, bright dustwrapper with a short closed tear at the top of the front panel and minor rubbing. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper "To/John Taylor/with best wishes/from/Dick Nixon." Laid in is the shipping label from Nixon's Los Angeles office.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Poetry: The Fiftieth Anniversary: October-November 1962, Volume 101, Numbers 1 and 2 (Double Issue)

      (Chicago, Illinois: Modern Poetry Association. 1962). First. First edition. Magazine. Printed wrappers. A bit rubbed on the wrappers, else near fine. Signed by a number of the contributors (one of the contributions is inscribed to the legendary New York City bookseller Margie Cohn) including John Ciardi, J.V. Cunnigham, James Dickey, Richard Eberhart, Robert Fitzgerald, Anthony Hecht, Stanley Kunitz, William Meredith, Howard Moss, Howard Nemerov, Karl Shapiro, William J. Smith, and Richard Wilbur. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Derriére le Miroir 133/134. Der Blaue Reiter.

      Paris: Maeght, 1962. LIMITED FIRST EDITION, number 43 of only 150 copies printed on Vélin de Rives. With several reproductions, including 2 double-page color lithographs after Kandinsky and 1 single-page color lithograph after Rousseau. With text by Pierre Volboudt, Will Grohmann, and H. H. Stuckenschmidt.NOTE: The limited edition is of vastly superior quality than the corresponding trade issue of Derrière Le Miroir.Paris: Maeght, 1962. Folio, lithographed wrappers; original board chemise and slipcase. Fine condition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Four Poets

      (Australia): Cheshires. (1962). First. First edition. Pictorial papercovered boards. Without dustwrapper as issued. Very good ex-library from the Commonwealth of Australia Overseas Library Service with minimal markings. Malouf's first book, with his poem "Interiors," preceding his first solely authored book by eight years. Also contains "A Few Mad Saints" by Don Maynard, "A Question of Ignorance" by Judith Green, and "Statues and Lovers" by Rodney Hall. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      London, Faber. 1962. First Edition. 8vo. A fine copy in like dustjacket, minor toning to spine, a wonderfully crisp, sharp copy. Internally clean. Inscribed by Aldiss to the front flyleaf: 'For Mother: A gardener's nightmare, written by her loving son. Brian 26.iv.62'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Typed letter signed. WITH: Typed memorandum

      1962. Signed. KENNEDY, John F. Typed letter signed. WITH: Typed memorandum. Washington, DC: September 21, 1962. Two items. Typed letter signed: One page, quarto, White House stationery, 7 by 9 inches, typed and signed on recto. Typed memorandum: one page, White House stationery, 7 by 9 inches, typed on recto and signed secretarially. $5500.Typed letter signed by Kennedy as President to James Webb, second administrator of NASA, expressing appreciation for his work on negotiating with the University of Pittsburgh on a Space Research Center.James E. Webb (1906-92) was a Marine Corps pilot before attending law school and entering public service. His positions included Undersecretary of State and Director of the Bureau of the Budget, before Kennedy appointed him in February, 1961 as the second administrator of NASA. ""The post was considered a nonglamorous backwater in the Kennedy Administration, and more than a dozen other persons had turned down the appointmentÂ… Webb accepted, however, after being personally requested by President John KennedyÂ… Shortly after Webb took over NASA, unexpected events caused President Kennedy to give NASA a major role in his administration. In April 1961 the Soviet Union scored a technological victory by sending the first astronaut into orbit around the earthÂ… In order to boost national morale, Kennedy made a speech to Congress on 25 May 1961, in which he announced that the United States would embark on a policy designed to send a man to the moon by the end of the decade. The administration's commitment to a manned moon shot increased NASA's annual budget from $1 billion to more than $5 billion during the mid-1960s. Webb found himself heading a project whose scope and magnitude was comparable to the wartime Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb. While presiding over the expansion of the agency, Webb helped guide its major decisions: choice of the Cape Kennedy launching site; development of the two-man Gemini project to precede the three-man Apollo moon shots; and selection of technology and contractors for the booster rockets, command modules, and earth station equipment"" (ANB). Indeed, Webb oversaw the first manned launches in the Mercury through Gemini programs, coordinated all the various research centers and facilitated the creation of the Manned Spacecraft Center (later the Johnson Space Center). Such was his untiring advocacy for Congressional support of NASA that President Johnson referred to him as ""Mr. Space."" Webb stepped down in October, 1968, just before the first manned Apollo flights.Kennedy's letter, dated 21 September 1962, reads, ""Dear Jim: Governor Lawrence of Pennsylvania advised me of the progress of your negotiations with the University of Pittsburgh on the Space Research Center. I am glad to hear that you are working on it. He spoke highly of the members of your staff, with whom Chancellor Litchfield and his board have been working. Sincerely, [signed] John F. Kennedy."" Accompanying this letter is a typed memorandum, dated August 15, 1962 and signed secretarially, reads: ""Memorandum for James E. Webb. I notice an article in the Washington Post this morning that the subcommittee is considering appropriations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration that had been put at from $50,000,000 to $60,000,000, but that the final figure may reach $123,000,000. Is this correct? Who are the architects and the builders and under whose control is Space Center building to be put up. Would appreciate your comment on this."" Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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