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        Naked Lunch (True First Edition AND First American Edition)

      The Olympia Press; Grove Press, Inc, Paris, France; New York, New York 1962 - Very good paperback copy of "The Naked Lunch" by William Burroughs in a very good dust jacket and a fine hardcover copy of "Naked Lunch" by William S. Burroughs in a near fine dust jacket. 1st edition / 1st The Olympia Press printing 76 with a cover price of 1500 francs. 1st American edition / 1st Grove Press printing with an original price of $6.00. This book was banned on obscenity charges and was first published 1959 in English in France by The Olympia Press in softcover, because England banned it as well. This copy has moderate spine damage at one point about two inches from the bottom end. This does not affect the integrity of the spine. The jacket has a closed tear on the spine at the same point. Light soiling on foredge of text block. Book otherwise undamaged. One chip to front cover of dust jacket, which has some light toning. Grove Press printed this book for the first time in America three years later (1962). This hardcover copy is tight and clean with only slight edge wear at the spine ends of the dust jacket. Both copies meet respective first printing points. Enjoy these essential copies for collectors of banned books or beat generation collectors as this is a seminal text! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: DP Paperbacks and Antiquarian Books]
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        Vitraux pour Jerusalem

      Andre Sauret, Monte Carlo 1962 - 1962, First Edition, French text. Highlighted by 2 original lithographs made especially for this book: the first is the frontis, showing a lion and a dove bracketing the tablets, the second shows a dove, olive branch and candelabra. The full page lithos are in absolutely Fine condition and characteristic of Chagall's classic style. 210 pp. Hardcover, gray cloth, 4to. Near Fine copy in Near Fine jacket, in the original mylar jacket and cardboard slipcase. Contents bright, clean and unmarked. DJ with light edgewear, including a single 1/2-inch snag to the front panel. A beautiful title showcasing Chagall's stained glass windows for the synagogue of Hebrew University's Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        John, Tobbaconist & Snuff.

      Strichätzung Aquatinta Frottage und Sandpapier signiert nummeriert und datiert 1962 - Ex. 92, Aufl. 150 Exemplare, 30 x 40 cm Cramer 59 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Goyert]
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        Die Kosmos Enzyklopädie der Bäume. 2100 Arten und Sorten [Gebundene Ausgabe] von David More (Autor), John White (Autor) - Die Kosmos-Enzyklopädie der Bäume Trees of Britain and Northern Europe Dendrologischer Atlas Dendrologie Naturführer Baum Lexika Nachschlagewerke Biologie Europa Pflanzen Flora Natur Wald Ein weltweit einzigartiges Standardwerk! Über 2100 Arten und Sorten, hervorragend illustriert mit über 5700 Farbzeichnungen. Bis zu acht Detailzeichnungen pro Art zeigen alle wesentlichen Merkmale wie Blüten, Blätter in verschiedenen Färbungen, Borken, Früchte, Samen und Winterknospen. Nie zuvor wurde die Vielfalt europäischer und eingeführter Bäume und Sträucher schöner und umfassender vorgestellt. John White ist einer der weltweit bekanntesten Dendrologen (Gehölzkundler). Er arbeitete seit 1962 als Forscher in der schottischen „Lehranstalt der Forstkommission". 1996 trat er in den Ruhestand. Er wirkte an zahlreichen Publikationen über Bäume der nördlichen Hemisphäre mit. Ein super Buch für alle die beruflich mit Pflanzen / Bäumen zu tun haben oder die Bäume einfach nur lieben! Wunderschöne, farbige Zeichnungen der Rinde, Blätter, Früchte und des Habitus erlauben eine zweifelsfreie Bestimmung. Hinzu kommen informationsreiche Texte! Nur zu empfehlen! Ich liebe dieses Buch! Naturführer Baum Lexika Nachschlagewerke Biologie Europa Pflanzen Flora Natur Wald ISBN-10 3-440-09905-9 / 3440099059 ISBN-13 978-3-440-09905-6 / 9783440099056 978-3440099056 Die Kosmos Enzyklopädie der Bäume 2100 Arten und Sorten Franckh-Kosmos

      Ein weltweit einzigartiges Standardwerk! Über 2100 Arten und Sorten, hervorragend illustriert mit über 5700 Farbzeichnungen. Bis zu acht Detailzeichnungen pro Art zeigen alle wesentlichen Merkmale wie Blüten, Blätter in verschiedenen Färbungen, Borken, Früchte, Samen und Winterknospen. Nie zuvor wurde die Vielfalt europäischer und eingeführter Bäume und Sträucher schöner und umfassender vorgestellt. John White ist einer der weltweit bekanntesten Dendrologen (Gehölzkundler). Er arbeitete seit 1962 als Forscher in der schottischen „Lehranstalt der Forstkommission". 1996 trat er in den Ruhestand. Er wirkte an zahlreichen Publikationen über Bäume der nördlichen Hemisphäre mit. Ein super Buch für alle die beruflich mit Pflanzen / Bäumen zu tun haben oder die Bäume einfach nur lieben! Wunderschöne, farbige Zeichnungen der Rinde, Blätter, Früchte und des Habitus erlauben eine zweifelsfreie Bestimmung. Hinzu kommen informationsreiche Texte! Nur zu empfehlen! Ich liebe dieses Buch! Naturführer Baum Lexika Nachschlagewerke Biologie Europa Pflanzen Flora Natur Wald ISBN-10 3-440-09905-9 / 3440099059 ISBN-13 978-3-440-09905-6 / 9783440099056 978-3440099056 Die Kosmos Enzyklopädie der Bäume. 2100 Arten und Sorten [Gebundene Ausgabe] David More (Autor), John White (Autor) Franckh-Kosmos Dendrologischer Atlas Dendrologie Naturführer Baum Lexika Nachschlagewerke Biologie Europa Pflanzen Flora Natur Wald Forest

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        Joan Miró. Original etching with aquatint. From Saccades 1962.

      Paris 1962 - Joan Miró. Original etching with aquatint, on single folded sheet. From Saccades 1962. From Miro’s triple illustrated book: three poetic collections each with original etchings. From the edition limited to 125 copies, with this one of 85 on Rives. [Cramer 77]. Sheet size 419x320mm.Hinge monuts to upper edge. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        The Jerusalem Windows

      George Braziller, 1962 The first edition, with two original lithographs by Chagall. Very good with the original acetate dust jacket. Rare thus.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        L'après-midi de monsieur Andesmas

      First edition, one of 120 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies.Signed by the author on half-title page.A fine copy. Gallimard Paris 1962 12x19,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Dead Cert

      Michael Joseph, London 1962 - This is a Good Only Copy of this Book in Publisher's maroon cloth with gilt lettered title to the spine,in a Fine Dust-Jacket that is unrestored and there are NO chips or tears to the extremities.There is just a touch of tone fading to the head and tail of spine.Price clipped with dust-jacket design by Trevor Denning.We believe that the d/j is a 3rd Issue one with the title of 'Nerve' advertised on the rear panel.The book has some faults in that there are tape remnant markings to the front and rear pastedowns and the front and rear endpapers also,with one former owner's inscription to the front pastedown.There is some heavy age toning to the fore-edge of the book and it's lightly spotted.Internally the text block is decent with some sporadic foxing spots noted to pages 141-147 and there is staining to the page margins noted on pages numbers 27-30.So there we are collectable First Edition Book in a later 3rd Impression Dust-Jacket we think.8vo 206pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard Thornton Books PBFA]
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        Original typescript, with manuscript corrections of the story Afternoon at the Château.

      [1962?] 1962 - Eighteen A4 sheets typed on rectos only, loose in author's handmade card covers with typed title label on front. There are nine minor corrections and the insertion of a seven-word sentence, all in the author's hand. The story appeared in Women's Own magazine in 1962 and was collected into The Fabulous Mrs V (1964).Near fine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Spy Who Loved Me

      Jonathan Cape, London, 1962 First edition, first impression.Octavo. Original black boards, dagger motif to upper board and titles to spine in silver, red endpapers. With the Richard Chopping dust jacket.An excellent copy in the nicked, marked very mildly rubbed dust jacket.[77]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        ORIGINAL ETCHING, Signed by Henry Miller.

      no place: No publisher, 1962. Original etching, untitled, numbered in margin II/IV and pencil signed "Henry Miller '62." Image size is 8+1/8 inches (width) x 6.25 inches (height). Sheet size is almost 15 inches (width) by 10.5 inches (height). Paper stamped on reverse on sheet corner in purple "Zollamt Berlin Packhof." Very minor browning and minor paper imperfections including tiny scuffs. Image shows male and female aboriginal figures with palm tree and huts, and primitive symbols and shapes. An early example of Henry Miller's etching, in an small limitation of four printed. There was another undated (later) edition of 25 of this etching on Arches paper.. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Ihre Grenzgebiete. 11 verschiedene gebundene Bände sowie 13 Bände in Einzelheften (insgesamt 35 Jahrgänge)

      Springer, Bln., 1962-1986. HLn. u. kart., die Einzelhefte sind jahrgangsweise mit Klebeband verbunden, (Gebrauchsspuren/ bei Band 123 fehlen die Hefte 2 und 8) Enthalten: Band 85-89, 98-128

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Saint Francis.

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1962 - First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Translated from the Greek by Peter A. Bien. Signed by the translator on the front free endpaper, "To John "Who knows, perhaps God is simply the search for God." Peter Bien." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. The protean Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis retells the story of the most beloved of saints--Francis of Assisi, who permanently changed the way people think about following God. Drawing on the traditional stories of the saint's life, Kazantzakis infuses the tale with a fervent vision that is uniquely his own, highlighting the saint's heroic single-mindedness in the face of extreme physical and spiritual suffering. He portrays the saint as a great lover and inspiring leader who embraced radical poverty in the face of many obstacles and temptations while achieving a way of life marked by epic generosity. "The novel is strong, deep, and moving. . . . a penetration into the mystery and wonder of life" (San Francisco Chronicle). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Naked Lunch

      New York: Grove Press, 1962. First American edition. Black cloth backed boards, light spotting on the top edge, a fine copy in lightly used first issue dust jacket. Inscribed by Burroughs on the title page. 3500 copies were printed of this edition, fewer than of the Olympia Press first edition. It contains also the first book appearances of Burroughs's "Deposition: Testimony concerning a Sickness," and "Letter from a Master Addict to Dangerous Drugs." Maynard and Miles A2b.

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        One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

      1962. First Edition . Signed. KESEY, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. New York: Viking, 1962. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $10,500.First edition of KeseyÂ’s most “popular and enduring” work, boldly inscribed by Kesey: “For Maggie, Ken Kesey, 1994.”""Ken Kesey's first novel remains his most popular and enduringÂ… Cuckoo's Nest resonates with the classic theme of the individual rebelling against the controlling forces of society"" (Books of the Century, 98). On publication in 1962, Time magazine called Cuckoo's Nest ""a roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and the invisible Rulers who enforce them."" Adapted to the stage in 1963, with Kirk Douglas in the lead, the novel was the basis for the highly successful 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson. First issue, with ""that fool Red Cross woman"" on page 9, lines 12-13, in first-issue dust jacket containing Kerouac's endorsement on the front flap. Owner gift inscriptions on front free endpaper. Tiny tear to half-title where Kesey's signature pressed through the paper.Book near-fine, with a few spots of foxing to front endpaper and mild toning to bottom edge of cloth. Dust jacket very good, with some wear and light staining mainly to extremities, shallow chipping to spine ends and mild toning to spine. A desirable copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Le cordon ombilical

      1962. Plon, Paris 1962, 14,5x20cm, broché. - Plon, Paris 1962, 14,5x20cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 200 copie numerate sul filo puro, il nostro uno dei 100 riservato ai Club della edizione originale, l'unica grande carta. firma scritta a mano di Jean Cocteau sulla pagina occhietto. Bel ben copia completa dei suoi 4 litografie originali di Jean Cocteau il cui unico copie della edizione deluxe sono arricchiti. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, le nôtre un des 100 réservés au Club de l'Edition originale, seuls grands papiers. Signature manuscrite de Jean Cocteau sur la page de faux-titre. Bel exemplaire bien complet de ses 4 lithographies originales de Jean Cocteau dont seuls les exemplaires du tirage de tête sont enrichis.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Spy Who Loved Me.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. First edition of the tenth novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Peter To Cheer him up! From Ian." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Dust jacket art by Richard Chopping. Housed in a full morocco clamshell box, the front panel mimicking the dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Ian Fleming. 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.

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        Naked Lunch

      Grove Press, New York 1962 - Black cloth backed boards, light spotting on the top edge, fine copy first issue dust jacket. Inscribed by Burroughs on the title page. 3500 copies were printed of this edition, fewer than of the Olympia Press first edition. It contains also the first book appearances of Burroughs's "Deposition: Testimony concerning a Sickness," and "Letter from a Master Addict to Dangerous Drugs." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Portraitpostkarte mit eigenh. Widmung und U. O. O., 1. VI. 1962.

      1962. 1 S. 8vo. Aus der Sammlung des Theologen Hermann Dembowski (1928-2012).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        The Ipcress File.

      8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A little light rubbing to edges of wrapper otherwise a very good copy. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        EL GREMIO DE FABRICANTES DE SABADELL, FERNANDO DEL CAÑO ESCUDERO, ALBUM, 1962

      1962 - Sabadell. Gremio de Fabricantes de Sabadell, Fundado en 1559. 37X27. Piel, relieves dorados y gran sello en portada del gremio. Magna edición de gratitud de la reconstrucción de las empresas siniestradas por la gran desastre de las riadas en el Valles Occidental, en los años 60, contiene 55 bellas fotografias de la época. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref 1.6 Biblioteca ASD. Language: eng [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Brendan Behan's Island

      Bernard, Geis Associates, Random House, New York, 1962 First US edition, first printing.Large octavo. Original tonic green and brown boards titles to spine gilt, brown topstain, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket.An excellent copy in the light marked and nicked dust jacket. Signed by the author Behan on the title page and by the artist on the frontispiece. Began was not a prolific signer of most of his books, although we believe he was commissioned by the publishers to autograph a batch of this particular title.[110]

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        Anniversaire de l'Infante

      1962. First Edition . WILDE, Oscar. LÂ’Anniversaire de lÂ’Infante. Illustrations par Alastair. Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1928. Folio, original cream paper wrappers, original glassine, original marbled slipcase. $8500.Rare limited deluxe first edition, number II of only 10 copies on Japon Impérial out of 110 printed, with nine full-page illustrations by Alastair and published by Harry and Caresse CrosbyÂ’s Black Sun Press.This special edition of WildeÂ’s “The Birthday of the Infanta,” originally published in English in The House of Pomegranates in 1891, was designed entirely by Alastair, with nine full-page and numerous marginal illustrations by him. “Alastair” was the pseudonym of Baron Hans Henning Voight, German-born artist, dancer and mime, who derived his provocative style of illustration directly from Aubrey Beardsley. His pictures are known for their combination of “decorative elegance with a fascination with the perverse, sinister and satanic” (Peppin & Micklethwait). Caresse and Harry CrosbyÂ’s Black Sun Press “is one of those happy combinations of husband and wife working together, which always lend added charm to a private press and they make a point of providing interesting illustrations” (Ransom, 178). With forward by Harry Crosby. Text in French. Book fine, illustrations vivid and beautiful. Only light edge-wear to original glassine and slipcase. A fine copy. Rare.

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        Sir Winston Churchill declines an invitation after suffering a broken leg in the French Riviera.

      London, England, September 11, 1962. 7.5" X 9.5". "Typed Letter Signed: “Winston S. Churchill”, one page, 7.5” X 9.5”, 11 September, 1962, 28 Hyde Park Gate, London. Addressed to Mr. H.P. Moll, Esq. In full, “My wife and I are most interested to hear of the improvements you are carrying out at the West Essex Conservative Club. Thank you for writing to us. / Unfortunately, owing to my accident, neither of us is accepting invitations for the autumn, but if you would later on let us know the date of the ceremony you contemplate, I would arrange for a member of my family to attend if you would like this. / We hope that the alterations to the Club will give pleasure to all who use it. / With all good wishes."" Tack holes in upper blank areas and the usual folds, else fine condition.The accident Churchill refers to was a fall he took attempting to climb out of bed while in the French Riviera. It resulted in a broken leg which required surgery and lengthy recuperation back in London. This event began a slow but steady decline in Churchill’s health and his gradual withdrawal from public life until his death on January 24, 1965."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Waste Land

      London: Faber and Faber,, [1962]. Quarto. Original quarter vellum, marbled sides, title to spine gilt, gilt rule to boards, top edge gilt. Housed in a matching slipcase, as issued. A little wear to tips; an excellent copy in the slipcase lacking top and bottom edges. Signed limited edition, number 251 of 300 copies signed by the author. It was originally published in 1922.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Large iconic image of President Kennedy in the Oval office

      Washington, DC, c. 1962. 13.75" x 11". "Black and White Mat photo, 13.75"" x 11"". Soft creasing to the outer white margin not affecting the photo image. The verso includes the Photographer stamp as ""Mr. Ollie Atkins / Washington Photographer / The Saturday Evening Post / P.O. Box 11 / Fairfax Virginia …""A classic image of President John Kennedy sitting in the Oval Office behind the Resolute desk. This iconic desk was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes and was built from pieces of a salvaged Arctic discovery vessel. With a few exceptions, it has been used in the Oval Office by every President, including Obama. The desk boasts a secret door, an earlier adjustment. Some of the most endearing images of President Kennedy include the President working behind the desk, while his son, John Jr., peers from behind the panel of the secret door. A handsome large photo which would present well framed."

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        Genesis in 27 Original-Farbholzschnitten und 8 Vignetten. [Mappe mit 30 signierten Original-Holzschnitten, davon 27 in Farbe].

      Berlin, Käthe Vogt Verlag 1962 - Folio. 42 cm. Original-Halbleinenmappe mit 32 losen Blättern (Titelblatt, Folge der Blätter, 27 Holzschnitte, 3 Blatt Vignetten). mber 33 of 50 copies of the limited edition with 30 sheets, numbered and signed original woodcuts by Carl-Heinz Kliemann. Measure sheets: 41,0 x 33,0 cm. 1 woodcut with two tears (2 cm and 0,5 cm) inside the woodcut, folder with minimal traces of use, otherwise fine condition. Nummer 33 von 50 nummerierten Exemplaren mit 27 nummerierten und signierten Original-Farbholzschnitten von Carl-Heinz Kliemann und 3 Blätter, ebenfalls nummeriert und signiert, mit den 8 Vignetten in Schwarzweiss. Maße Blätter: 41,0 x 33,0 cm. Die Drucke vom Holzstock auf Japanpapier besorgte die Druckerei Otto v. Holten, Berlin. 1 Holzschnitt mit zwei kaum sichtbaren ca. 2 cm und 0,5 cm großen Schnitten innerhalb des Holzschnitts, Mappe minimal berieben, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. Number 33 of 50 copies of the limited edition with 30 sheets, numbered and signed original woodcuts by Carl-Heinz Kliemann. Measure sheets: 41,0 x 33,0 cm. 1 woodcut with two tears (2 cm and 0,5 cm) inside the woodcut, folder with minimal traces of use, otherwise fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Spy Who Loved Me

      , 1962. 1962. First Edition . FLEMING, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me. London: Jonathan Cape, (1962). Octavo, original brown paper boards with silver-gilt, red endpapers, original dust jacket. $3000.First edition of Fleming

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        Vitraux pour Jérusalem.

      Monte-Carlo, André Sauret, 1962. - Gr. in-4°, 210p. Contient 2 lithographies originales en couleurs de Chagall réalisées spécialement pour cet ouvrage et une centaine d'illustrations en noir et en couleurs h-texte. Introduction et notes de Jean Leymarie. Nom de possesseur en page de garde, sinon exemplaire en parfaite condition. Reliure pleine toile d'éditeur, sous jaquette illustrée.

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        Guestbook of the Austrian motorized transportation unit, comprising 33 entries by monarchs and leading international politicians escorted during state visits.

      [Vienna], 1957-1962. - 106 ff., containing 25 pp. of signatures. This exceptional album from the collection of colonel J. Schwarzlmüller contains signatures of the following monarchs, heads of state and politicians: Adolf Schärf, Konrad Adenauer, Heinrich von Brentano, King Paul I of Greece with his family (Queen Frederica, née Princess of Hanover, Princess Sophie, later Queen on Spain, Princess Irene and Constantin, Duke of Sparta, later King Constantin II), Einar Gerhardsen, Rodion J. Malinkowsky, Nobusuke Kishi, Julius Raab, Gaston Eyskens, H. E. Sukaro, Mohammad Rehza Pahlavi (Shah of Persia), Manindra (King of Nepal), Nikita Khrushchev, A. A. Gromyko, A. N. Kossygin, Willy Brandt, King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden, Urho Kekkonen, John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy, Mamatou Dia, Heinrich Lübke and his wife, Queen Juliane and Prince Consort Bernhard of the Netherlands, King Frederik IX of Denmark and Queen Irene, née Princess of Sweden, U Thant, as well as Josip Broz Tito (1967).

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        Expositions and Developments

      1962. First Edition . Signed. STRAVINSKY, Igor. CRAFT, Robert. Expositions and Developments. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1962. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $2500.First edition, warmly inscribed on the half title to neighbor and longtime friend Miranda Levy, ""To my dear Miranda, with love and kisses from I Stravinsky, Nov /63.""""Few 20th-century composers enjoyed international influence and importance equal to that of Stravinsky. This influence exists in the materials of his music and in his rigorous search for an individual soundÂ… For many years he was, with Schoenberg, one of the two unofficial poles of Western music"" (ANB). In these conversations with his protégé, conductor Robert Craft (who coauthored seven books with him), Stravinsky discusses his childhood in St. Petersburg, Russia; recalls such musical luminaries as Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov; reflects on the intersection of music and modern recording technology; and discusses scores including The Firebird, The Rite of Spring and his then-new work, The Flood. Illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photographs. Inscribed to Miranda Levy, a founding member of the Santa Fe Opera and wife of pioneering television director Ralph Levy (whose credits include directing the original I Love Lucy pilot episode). Miranda ""met Stravinsky at the Aspen, Colorado Music Festival in 1950, then hosted him on a New Mexico visitÂ… [When] the composer let it be known he was interested in D.H. LawrenceÂ… [Miranda] introduced Stravinsky to LawrenceÂ’s widowÂ… [Miranda and Ralph Levy] moved to Los Angeles and bought a house less than a block from Stravinsky'sÂ… Just as she had once kept Santa Feans up to date on the latest news and gossip, she now regaled Igor and Vera Stravinsky with daily updates on movie studio gossip"" (Albquerque Journal).Dust jacket with light rubbing to spine ends and edges. A very nearly fine inscribed presentation/association copy.

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        Etymologicon magnum seu verius lexicon saepissime vocabulorum origines indagans ex pluribus lexicis scholasticis et grammaticis anonymi cuiusdam opera concinnatum.

      Amsterdam, Hakkert, 1962 - 2468 p. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Signatur und Stempel. Buchdecke bestoßen und berieben, Papier leicht nachgedunkelt. Sehr sauberes Exemplar ohne Einträge. Guter Zustand Ex-lib. in good condition. Book cover bumped, pages slightly yellowed, pages clean, without notes la Gewicht in Gramm: 5040 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        Four typed and signed notes and letters.

      N. p., July-September 1962. - Four letters with their envelopes. 4to and oblong 8vo. Altogether 6 pp. on 6 ff. All addressed to the Russian journalist and poet Igor Mikhailusenko (b. 1932) concerning Russia and the cold war: "[.] I believe that the two German States are equally dangerous. Western Germany is fanatically obsessed with the cold war and Eastern Germany is a cruel, vicious tyranny, capable of keeping its population within its borders only with barbed wire and machine guns. I think that the Government of the Soviet Union and the Government of the United States have a responsibility to come to an agreement which reflects the interests of peace and not the interests of either German State. I think that the problem of West Berlin could be solved in several ways. One would be for a united Berlin to become the seat of the United Nations, another would be for West and East Berlin to become a neutral city under the jurisdiction of the United Nations, and another would be for Berlin to become autonomous, protected through agreement by both East and West [.]" (from the letter of September 5, 1962). - Together with a flyer for Russell's Committee of 100 mass sit-down, originally scheduled for September 9, 1962, but canceled for lack of support. - Generally good, sizes vary.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Requiem

      1962. First Edition . COCTEAU, Jean. Le Requiem. (Paris): Gallimard, (1962). Small quarto, original printed paper wrappers, glassine, uncut and unopened. $3000.First trade edition of this collection of poems, CocteauÂ’s final book, published just a year before his death. This copy warmly inscribed at length by Cocteau and signed by him with his characteristic star flourish to his good friend Maurice Goudeket, who was married to CocteauÂ’s dear friend Colette until her death in 1954.Above the half title, Cocteau has penned the name “Maurice Goudeket.” Below he writes, “Mes amis très cheres, jÂ’ai à peine envoyer ce fleuve des morts dans lÂ’autre bonheur. Avec tendresse, Jean.” In 1920, following publication of her succès de scandale, the novel Chéri, Colette entered the world of modern poetry and painting revolving around Jean Cocteau, who was later her neighbor in Jardins du Palais-Royal. They became great friends, and over the years, both often referred to each other, directly and indirectly, in their books. In 1935, Colette married Maurice Goudeket, whom she described as a “saint,” and who cared for her during her later years. She died in 1954.Goudeket remarried after ColetteÂ’s death. His second wife, the actress (and widow of couturier Lucien Lelong) Sanda Dancovici, bore Goudeket a child when he was 71 years old, about two years before the publication of Le Requiem. Perhaps this is the “bonheur” referenced by Cocteau in his inscription. Cocteau wrote the poems contained in Le Requiem while convalescing from a severe hemorrhage. “Cette perte de sang,” he writes in the Preface, “mÂ’en lassait juste assez pour vivre et pour faire la planche sur le fleuve des morts.” The entire book deals with his hallucinatory near-death experience and his drawn-out recovery, which perhaps also contributes to the somewhat apologetic tone of his inscription. Issued at the same time as 125 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper. Text in French. Small perforated stamp “SP” to margin of final signature and rear free endpaper.Very nearly fine condition, entirely uncut and unopened, warmly inscribed by Cocteau to his close friend.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Author! Author!

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1962 - 8vo, mustard cloth spine over mustard bds, title in red on spine with wavy blind-emb. border, ft bd. with blind emb. border and author name in script in red, mustard topstain, small bump top edge back bd near spine, two tiny puncture marks upper back bd near spine, sl. bumping top spine end, else binding clean, bright, tight and unworn; red-orange eps, SIGNED by Wodehous on ffep "to Hal, 1963,"else internally fine; unclipped illus dj with author's photograph, very sl. spine fade, bumping to spine ends, sl. chipping to bottom spine end, slightly more chippine to upper spine end and bumping to upper medial aspect upper edge ft panel, light soil to back panel, in archival cover. See photographs. Very scarce SIGNED first printing of the author's letters, "matchlessly funny," to friends and other authors. Book in very nice condition, while jacket does look better than described and priced in consideration of the dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books]
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        We Seven

      1962. SCHIRRA, Walter M. We Seven. By the Astronauts Themselves. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1962). Octavo, original black cloth with gray spine, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $2200.Book club edition of this comprehensive and engaging first-hand account of the genesis of America’s manned space program, inscribed by Wally Schirra on the front free endpaper (“To Bruce, Wally Schirra”) and signed by Chris Kraft, NASA’s first manned spaceflight director.“The first seven American astronauts were an admirable group of individuals chosen to sit at the apex of a pyramid of human effort… In volunteering to entrust their lives to Mercury’s spirit and Atlas’ strength to blaze a trail for man into the empyrean, they chose to lead by following the opportunity that chance, circumstance, technology and history had prepared for them” (Swenson, Grimwood & Alexander, 164-65). We Seven chronicles the beginnings of American manned space exploration from the perspectives of those who pioneered it, with each member of Project Mercury contributing at least three essay-length sections. With numerous black-and-white photographic illustrations, color photographic endpapers and title page. Dust jacket lightly rubbed and soiled with minor chip to top edge of rear panel. A near-fine signed and inscribed copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Spy Who Loved Me

      1962. First Edition . FLEMING, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me. London: Jonathan Cape, (1962). Octavo, original brown paper boards with silver-gilt, red endpapers, original dust jacket. $3000.First edition of Fleming’s tenth Bond thriller—the author’s unusual examination of his super-spy “from the other end of the gun barrel.”""A significant departure from usual,"" The Spy Who Loved Me, in which 007 appears only toward the end of the book, proved to be ""the easiest thing [Fleming] had ever done"" (Lycett, 381). As he had while composing From Russia, With Love (1957) and Thunderball (1961), the author again toyed with the idea of killing off his phenomenally popular super spy. Although the title page lists the book as being written by Ian Fleming with Vivienne Michel, the ""coauthorship credit is a hoax: Vivienne Michel was the name of the wife of one of Fleming's golfing companions in Jamaica"" (Biondi & Pickard, 47). Fleming ""had become alarmed that his earlier thrillers, designed for an adult audience, were increasingly read in schools… where young people made a hero out of James Bond… He did not regard Bond as a heroic figure 'but only as an efficient professional in his job.' Therefore he had sought to write a 'cautionary tale' to put the record straight, particularly for his younger readers. Unable to do this in his usual narrative style, he had invented a heroine 'through whom I could examine Bond from the other end of the gun barrel, so to speak'"" (Lycett, 401-02). Without quad mark between ""E"" and ""M"" of ""Fleming"" on title page (no priority established). Made into the 1977 film of the same title, starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach. Gilbert A10a (1.1). Book fine. Light wear to extremities of bright dust jacket with tape repair to the verso of spine head. A near-fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Senza titolo.

      1962 - Costretto dalle vicende familiari ad orientarsi verso le botteghe dei restauratori e a imparare quel mestiere, coltiv

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        The Jerusalem Windows

      George Braziller 1962 - The first edition, with two original lithographs by Chagall. Very good with the original acetate dust jacket. Rare thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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