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      1963. DICK AND JANE. (FIGURES) DICK AND JANE FIGURES. Offered here is a set of Dick and Jane figures including Dick, Jane and Sally plus a variety of toys (football, basketball, Raggedy Ann doll and Tim) which were issued in 1963 as a set. Lacks Puff and Spot. Dick is 10 1/2", Jane is 9", Sally is 7".They are on the original die-cut card with 4 page printed folder in original envelope.

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      1963. 1. CARTOONS. (HANNA-BARBERA) TOP CAT ORIGINAL ART. Offered here is a fabulous watercolor circa 1963 used for a Spanish language book about Top Cat . Although there is no indication that this is from a Spanish book, it was purchased with other art from a Spanish edition. Top Cat is a cartoon inspired by the Phil Silvers Show and like the Flintstones, premiered as a prime time cartoon. It features a group of Manhattan alley cats. Top Cat is the leader and his cohorts are Fancy Fancy, Spook, Benny, Brain and Choo Choo. The colors in this artwork are vibrant and the image makes you smile. The image measures 9 1/2 x 12" done on art board 12 1/2 x 15. Sl. finger soil on edges, near fine. This is a great image of all of the cats in Hoagy's Alley with Top Cat trying to catch a dog.

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      1963. Paperback. 1. SENDAK,MAURICE. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. NY: Harper Row, 1963. Oblong 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine very lightly soiled and slightly frayed price clipped dw. 1st edition of one of the most important and most elusive modern picture books and winner of the Caldecott Award. First edition dust wrappers are distinctive not for the issue price ($3.50) but for the content of the information on the flaps. A first edition has no mention of this title having won the Caldecott Award amongst other changes from the first (this is confirmed by the fact that it is not uncommon to find a dust wrapper with the correct $3.50 issue price but with the later wrapper blurbs).

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        The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company (1963). First edition. Trade paperback in stapled wrappers. Small quarto. 48pp. Wavy pages due to water damage, dampstaining to rear wrap, thus good only. One of Bogdanovich's early appearances in print, though what sets this otherwise regrettable copy apart is that it is Signed by Hitchcock with his customary profile sketch on the title page. While the signature has faded slightly, it is not dampstained and remains complete and very distinguishable.

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      New York: Walker and Company New York: Walker and Company,. [1963]. cloth.. A very good plus copy in very good dust jacket with fading to spine. panel as usual, closed tear to upper front panel at flap fold, mild. edge wear, and rubbing and light chipping to spine ends. (#125589). First U.S. edition. The author's second novel. George Smiley investigates a murder at an important public school.

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        Selected Writings by Natalie Clifford Barney. (SIGNED). Edited and with an introduction by Miron Grindea.

      Adam Books, London, 1963.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author(s) First Edition - limited to just 100 numbered copies signed by Barney. 162pp. Textural paper-covered boards, lettered in gold at spine. With a portrait frontispiece of the author by Romaine Brooks, a fold-out reproduction of Le Salon de l'Amazone, a hand-drawn 'map' of Barney's celebrated Parisian salon which was first printed in her 1929 Aventures de l'esprit, plus numerous other facsimiles and photographs. A hint of water staining to one corner of rear board, rear pastedown and endpaper, with a hint of wear to head and base of spine and a little occasional spotting to several preliminary leaves. Former owner name and date quite boldly inked to front endpaper. A very bright copy of an extremely scarce volume, in lightly marked and chafed dust wrapper. A series of short essays and poems by various contributors, including Richard Aldington, Jean Cassou, Thornton Wilder, Paul Morand, Samuel Putnam, George Antheil and others, plus selections from Barney's own works.

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        Document Signed for rights to republish his story "My Side of the Matter"

      One page Document Signed by Capote and Whit Burnett of Story magazine in 1963, extending permission to reprint Capote's story "My Side of the Matter" in a collection of stories that originally appeared in the magazine. Small chip in one corner, some creases and tears, a good or better example. .

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        On Her Majesty's Secret Service. [The eleventh James Bond novel]. FIRST STATE IN UNCLIPPED DUST-WRAPPER

      Jonathan Cape, [1963]. 8vo., First Edition, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper, one tiny mark on front past-down; original pictorial black cloth, upper board blocked with 'ski tracks' in white, backstrip lettered in silver, white endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped d/w, the latter very lightly age-soiled on (predominantly white) rear cover, tiny nick at bottom lower corner of backstrip but with bright red lettering and no trace of the usual fading at backstrip. A very nice copy of the eleventh James Bond novel. Dust-wrapper artwork by Richard Chopping, complete with original price of 16s on front wrapper flap.This is the first Bond written after commencement of the original film series, and forms the basis of Peter Hunt's feature film (1969) starring George Lazenby [in his sole performance as Bond] and Diana Rigg.

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        [Typescript]: Cleopatra's Car [a chapter in Second Skin]

      1963. Thirty page typescript, with a one page Typed Letter Signed by Donald Barthelme. Loose sheets attached by a staple with some rubbing, a crease to the final sheet, and some wear near the staple, near fine. The letter is very good or better with moderate toning and an indentation from a paper clip. The original typescript of "Cleopatra's Car," a chapter from Hawkes's 1964 book Second Skin, with a few scattered corrections in an unknown hand and with substantial differences from the final published version. Hawkes's name and address are in the upper left-hand corner but have been struck through in pencil and the address of the book's publisher, New Directions, is written underneath with a note referencing Second Skin, in publisher James Laughlin's hand. This chapter was apparently submitted for publication to the literary magazine Location but, according to the accompanying TLS from editor Donald Barthelme, was "not quite what we're looking for." Accompanied by a first edition of Second Skin (New York: New Directions 1964, fine in near fine dustwrapper). .

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        DE NITTIS.

      In-4 p., cartonato edit., pp. 577, con 71 tavv. a colori applic. alla pag. e 63 ill. in tavv. in b.n. Questa importante monografia comprende anche l'"Epistolario" (costituito da lettere di Giuseppe e Léontine De Nittis e di alcuni loro corrispondenti) e il "Catalogo" ragionato (oli, pastelli, acquarelli, tempere) con la riproduz. in b.n. di 638 opere + 104 (in Appendice). Bella ediz. d'arte in tirat. di 1000 esempl. numer., in ottimo stato.

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        The Spy who came in from the cold

      Gollancz 1963.. First edition first impression blue book cloth boards red DW very good condition sunning to spine. Some spotting to top edge.

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      Gollancz 1963. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. 8vo blue publisher's cloth-covered hardback, with dust jacket (unclipped), 222pp. Very slight bump and indentation to foot of spine, light foxing to edges, dust jacket has slight rubbing and marks to rear cover, spine a little faded. D/w NOT price clipped. No inscriptions and text clean throughout. Overall VG/VG. (SHELF 2) ** To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** Our shop is open to visitors Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. - Credit and (UK) Debit cards welcome.- Books posted Worldwide. - For any queries please contact us.

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      New York: Harper & Row 1963. New York: Harper & Row, [1963].. Cloth. First edition of the author's second novel. Modest dust soiling along top and bottom extremities of boards, otherwise a very good copy in price-clipped dust jacket with some darkening and light soiling to the spine panel and a thin, short, angular discoloration at the top edge of the upper panel.

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      New York: The Viking Press, 1963 Cohen, Leonard. THE FAVOURITE GAME. Unrevised Galley Proof. New York: The Viking Press, 1963. First American Edition. 4to., Spiral bound. Rare state. A handful of Printer's Galley Proofs were produced for the Publisher's / Author's use. A very good example showing moderate use of Cohen's semi-autobiographical & highly regarded first novel. Rare. $1850. 1st Edition.

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        The Christmas Nutshell Library [, A Firefly In A Fir Tree, A Christmas Stocking Story, The Night Before Christmas, Angels & Berries & Candy Canes ]

      New York: Harper & Row. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1963. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A most beautiful complete set of this Original First Edition in Fine condition in alike dust-jackets. Housed in Fine original slip-case in bright, and crisp condition with original price of $2.95 on bottom; The children's Christmas classic from famous Eloise illustrator Hilary Knight .

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        Visions of Gerard

      NY: Farrar Straus. (1963). A volume in Kerouac's fictionalized autobiographical series -- the Legend of Duluoz. Inscribed by the author: "To Jamie/ the Angel/ from Jack Kerouac." With a "compliments of the Author" bookplate above the inscription on which someone -- presumably Kerouac -- has typed "who says Hullo Jamie" below the word "Author." Jamie was the son of Kerouac's former college buddy Ed White, who was fictionalized as Tim Gray in On the Road. Ed and Kerouac were introduced by White's roommate, Hal Chase, who also introduced Kerouac to Neal Cassady. Kerouac and Ed kept up a correspondence from 1947, the year after they met, to 1969, the year Kerouac died, exchanging nearly 90 letters and postcards over the course of their friendship. White was apparently the first person Kerouac wrote to in 1949 when his first novel, The Town and the City, was accepted for publication. Glue bleeding through bookplate, not affecting the inscription on the flyleaf; a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with several short edge tears, reinforced on the verso at the spine heel. A wonderful inscription, reflecting not only a longtime friendship -- and a multigenerational one at this point -- but also Kerouac's innate sweetness. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Japan...A Chapter of Image

      [Tokyo]: Hitachi, 1963. Hardcover. Very good. 79 pp. quarto. First edition. Handmade Japanese rag paper over board. Numerous black-and-white reproductions. Corners show just the lightest bumping and the spine shows just a hint of sunning, otherwise a near fine copy of what is easily Smith's scarcest book, a project commissioned by Hitachi to document the company's operations throughout Japan. Small ink name and company president's compliments card affixed to top of title page, otherwise internally fine.

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        The Jerusalem Windows

      George Braziller New York: George Braziller. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CHAGALL. A fine, pristine copy with the scarce publisher's slipcase and shipping box. The English language issue. Inscribed by Chagall on the front free endpaper: "Pour Andrea Sillerstein / Marc Chagall / 1963 / Washington".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). Original red cloth, original pictorial dust jacket, original acetate, original slipcase and shipping box. A magnificent, fine copy, almost as new. Extremely rare signed and in such outstanding condition.

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        Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy

      United States Government Printing Office Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 19651963. First. First edition. A little foxing on the endpapers, bumping to the edges of a few pages, else near fine. Kennedy's sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver's copy with her ownership signature ("Shriver") in pencil, and the following note in her hand, also in pencil: "Pls don't remove from tjhe house - my only copy. Thank you. E.K.S." .

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        Autograph Letter Signed, on emblematic "Hotel de Castille," stationery, Paris, Nov. 4, 1963

      Wilson writes to a member of the Society of American Magicians. "I began practicing magic in my boyhood when I came upon a copy of Hoffman's Modern Magic. Later I learned new tricks from time to time from other books on the subject & from amateur & professional magicians I still amuse myself with magic. I also have a magician in my play The Crime in the Whistler Room (Five Plays, Farrar, Straus Co...." He signs, "Edmund Wilson." With holograph envelope.

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        Cat's Cradle

      NY: HRW. (1963). The book that belatedly earned Vonnegut his Master's Degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, after his original theses ideas, one a comparative study of the Cubist Painters in Paris and Plains Indians of the Ghost Dance Movement and the other, "Fluctuations Between Good and Evil in Simple Tales," were rejected. Signed by the author with a self-caricature, with cigarette. One of Pringle's 100 best science fiction novels, nominated for the Hugo Award, and chosen by the Modern Library as one of the best 100 novels of the 20th century. Mild sunning to cloth; else a fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket with a bit of edge creasing. In custom clamshell case. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        En filmtrilogi: Såsom i en spegel / Nattvardsgästerna / Tystnaden.

      Stockholm; Norstedts, 1963. [22x14,5 cm]. 164, (1, 1 blank) pp. + 3 separate title leaves. Publisher's laminated wrappers. Spine ends slightly worn. The laminate has started to come off at the joints. A fine copy. The first edition of Bergman's scripts of 'Through a Glass Darkly', 'Winter Light/The Communicants' & 'The Silence'. Inscribed in Swedish by Bergman to Per Erik Wahlund (1923-2009), author, translator, director, and one of the leading theatre critics in Sweden at the time. His Swedish translation of Büchner's 'Woyzeck' was used by Bergman in the production of 1969. The inscription reads in translation: ''For Per Erik / a single book as a modest thanks for so many amusing books / from your affectionate Ingmar Bergman / 30.12.64.'' Wahlund reviewed several of Bergman's stage productions in the 50s and 60s, and ''was one of the most important theatre critics to notice Bergman's development as a director.'' (Steene, 'Ingmar Bergman: A Reference Guide', pp. 782)

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        THE REVENGE. An Autobiographical Fragment

      London: The Stellar Press, 1963 First Edition. Small 8vo., plain card covers in green printed dustwrapper. 1 of 300 copies. The only edition. A very fine, fresh copy in a custom cut clear stiff Mylar protective outer wrapper.. 1st Edition.

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      Poems by Pierre Reverdy. Text by Stanislas Fumet and François Chapon. Paris: Maeght Éditeur, 1963. Edition de Luxe printed in 150 numbered copies. (8), 26, (3), (3 blank) pp + cover. 38,5x28,5 cm. Unbound in sheets as issued inside publisher's hard cover slipcase. Illustrated with 1 photograph, black-and-white illustrations in text and 4 lithographs in colour after paintings and 1 original lithograph in blue as cover by Georges Braque. French text. The slipcase has some traces of use, otherwise an excellent copy

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      Philadelphia: Lippincott. (1963). His first book, winner of the Faulkner Foundation Award for best first novel of the year and the debut of one of the towering American writers of the postwar era. Small lower corner bump, else a fine copy with a rich top stain, in a near fine dust jacket with some light rubbing, but no fading to the gold on the lower spine as is so frequently the case. A very nice copy of a book that seldom shows up in such condition. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction

      NY: Little, Brown. (1963). The first issue of Salinger's fourth and last book, which lacks a dedication page. An exceptionally scarce issue -- some knowledgeable sources have speculated that as few as 20 to 30 copies of this issue were released before they were reissued with a tipped-in dedication page, and later a bound-in dedication. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a tiny closed catch to the spine. Provenance: the Bruce Kahn collection. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Raise High the Roof Beam ( 1st/1st - Rare First Issue - Review Copy - Letter from the Publisher Announcing the future publication date )

      Little, Brown and Company, 1963. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1963. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. States First Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. With no dedication page making this the first issue. Reportedly one of only 20 to 30 copies. Rare. {ref: Ahearn, Lee, McBride, Smiley}. Advance Review Copy with a Letter from the Publisher announcing the publication of the book to be published January 28, 1963. Book Condition: Very Good, clean cloth boards and spine, lettered in gold at the spine, sunning at the foot of the front board and spine, spine lightly rolled, light foxing at the endpages, minor spots on the page edges, clean pages, tight spine, lightly read. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $4.00 at the front flap, mild shelf wear at the jacket spine, a very clean jacket.

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      London: Jonathan Cape, 1963 First edition in brown boards [preceded by a very rare first issue in black boards]. Crown 8vo, pp. 283. First edition in a very fine, first state [p/c] dustwrapper without reviews [this dustwrapper review thing is a red herring - no one has ever seen any other "first edition" dustwrapper]. A very fine exceptional copy of Fowles's breakthrough novel.. 1st Edition.

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      1963. 3. SEUSS,DR. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! NY:Random (1959). 4to, glazed pictorial bds, near Fine in dw with price intact (piece off front panel of dw). Despite the correct price, this is an early but not first edition as the rear flap lists Seuss's ABC from 1963. LAID IN IS A ONE PAGE TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY SEUSS ON HIS DR. SEUSS STATIONARY. It reads: Dear Larry, I am tremendously flattered to think that you, way out there in Bucknell, should bother about me, way bacy [sic] in California. From your letter, I see that you have gone into really serious research in collecting your exhibit. All I can say is this: I hope I'm worthy of the time you have expended on me. Thanks and good luck." Signed boldly with a great Seuss "squiggle."

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        Immediately before President Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech at Berlin City Hall in 1963, his solemn visit to the Berlin Wall at Checkpoint Charlie is captured by award-winning UPI photographer James K.W. Atherton in this oversize, original signed photograph. Photo measures 19” X 15.5”

      Sepia-toned Photograph Signed, “James K.W. Atherton”, image size 19” X 15.5”, affixed to 16” X 20” heavy board, signed along the left margin of the mounting. Berlin, noon, Wednesday, June 26, 1963, President Kennedy stands on the platform at Checkpoint Charlie and looks at the dilapidated landscape across the Berlin Wall as his entourage stands below, their eyes and cameras fixed on him. Light silvering along the lower edge of the photograph and minor wear along the edges of the heavy board. In fine condition with a dark, clear Atherton signature.In the June 27, 1963 New York Times, this photograph was printed with the caption, “A VIEW OVER THE WALL: President Kennedy gets his first look into East Berlin across the wall erected by East Germans. Earlier, his plan to look across at the Brandenburg Gate was blocked by cloths hung in the gate’s arches.”Following Kennedy’s visit to Checkpoint Charlie, he delivered the speech now seen as a turning point in the Cold War, a speech that boosted the morale of the West Germans and gave a strong defiant message to the Soviet Union. “…There are many people in the world who really don’t understand…what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin. There are some who say that Communism is the wave of the future. Let them come to Berlin. And there are some who say in Europe and elsewhere ‘we can work with the Communists.’ Let them come to Berlin. And there are even a few who say that it’s true that Communism is an evil system but it permits us to make economic progress. Let them come to Berlin… All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words, “Ich bin ein Berliner.”Award-winning veteran news photographer, James K.W. Atherton was a staff news photographer in Washington, D.C. for over 40 years. For 20 years, he was a staffer for the wires at United Press International (UPI), covering every U.S. President from Harry Truman to Richard Nixon as well as the major events of the day, such as the McCarthy hearings, the 1963 March on Washington, John Kennedy’s funeral, and the first seven space launches. In 1970 he became a staff photographer and picture editor for The Washington Post. Following his award-winning photo coverage of the Watergate hearings, he continued to cover Capitol Hill through the Iran-Contra hearings. He retired in 1990.

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        The History of the King's Works 6 Volumes + Plans

      London: HMSO.. First Edition. Buckram. Nr Fine/Nr Fine. 4to A complete set in orginal cloth. Volumes I & II (1963)The Middle Ages: R. Allen Brown, H.M. Colvin and A.J. Taylor; Volume III 1485 (Part I 1975) H.M. Colvin, D. R. Ransome and John Summerson; Volume IV 1485-1660 (Part II 1982) H.M. Colvin, John Summerson, Martin Biddle, J.R. Hale and Marcus Merriman; Volume V 1660-1782 (1977) H.M. Colvin, J. Mordaunt Crook, Downes and John Newman; Volume VI 1782-1851 1973 J. Mordaunt Crook and M.H. Port. 7 large scale plans I - VI in a plan box, V - VII in plastic folder as issued. The text volumes have numerous bw plates and figures in the text. The top page edges coloured red have faded somewhat.This is a massive work. Please enquire as to shipping costs before placing an order.

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        A Venetian Story. With Illustrations from Eighteenth Century Copperplate Engravings Selected and Introudced by Eleanor M. Garvey and Philip Hofer

      [Kentfield, California:] Allen Press, 1963 One of 150 copies. Brown cloth over decorative boards, a Fortuny print of an eighteenth-century design. Housed in brown cloth clamshell box. . Oblong folio. Leaf size: 13 x 19. 47 loose leaves, including the two red endsheets and one purple leaf separating the introduction from the text. Thirty-five full-page illustrations from 18th-century copperplate engravings, vignettes in text. Large hand-colored woodcut initial by Mallette Dean. Printed in Goudy Modern and Cochin, set by hand, on all-rage and mould-made Rives paper. Printed damp on an Acorn-Smith handpress. Minor soiling to box, but a fine, clean copy.

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      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1963 Unique. 8vo., pp248. The Publisher's File Copy & Only Known Copy Extant As Such. The First Edition - bound by Little Brown, the publisher, as a production sample prior to the actual production run. This copy with the dedication page present which is a curious fact in the light of the various states of the first edition assumed. This is Little Brown's file copy. Glued to the rear free-endpaper is a printed notice stating: SAMPLE Return to Manufacturing Department LITTLE BROWN AND COMPANY Published: 1/28,63 Cloth: GSB Silver Black,Word Count; 54,225. Four typographical errors in the text have been identified by an editor/proof reader in green pencil. These are indicated on the verso of the front fly leaf - marked: "Corrections / P.117 /p.159 /p.173 /p.185". Curiously only one error, "Seymour" for "Seymore" on p.173 was found & corrected. Obviously a significant & special item, which provides unique bibliographical information. A very good example, with some fading to spine, light edgewear to cloth-covered boards, & soiling to the top edge & with glue remains on the rear pastedown to which was pasted a copy of the book's original dustwrapper since lost in time & space. A fascinating copy in a very good supplied dustwrapper. Custom Clamshell Case.. 1st Edition.

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        The Lord of the Rings - Original 1963 UK Deluxe Set, with Original Pauline Baynes Triptych Slipcase

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1963. 1st Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The true 1st Edition, Allen and Unwin 1963 Deluxe Edition of the 3 volumes of the Lord of the Rings, comprised of "The Fellowship of the Ring", "The Two Towers", and "The Return of the King". This set is bound in the original Black Buckram cloth with gilt titles, author and publisher to the spines of each volume. A slight bit of loss to the gilt title on the Return of the King. Otherwise the gilt is still bright. Each volume features Bevel-Edged boards, gilded page edges, and original silk bookmark sewn in. The books are in Very Good Plus condition, with a few marks and some rubbing to the gilded edges, no writing or inscriptions in any of the books. One tiny scratch/hole in the cloth on The Fellowship, right at the notch in the slipcase, very likely from pulling the book out of the slipcase. The textblock is clean and unmarked, with a very tight binding. The spine of the Two Towers is a matching black color, not the lighter or stretched version that is a common flaw with this edition. Seems to only occur with the Two Towers, and never the other two books. The books are housed in the very scarce original publishers slipcase featuring the Pauline Baynes color "Triptych" artwork. This case has one bumped corner, and a little rubbing to the corners as is often found. Clean and bright, with a couple of corner splits neatly repaired. One of the nicest sets overall I've run across in years. The scarcest of all the original Allen & Unwin 1st Editions, as well as the Houghton Mifflin issues. According to publishers records, 1000 or less sets produced. Briefly mentioned in the Tolkien bibliography by Hammond and Anderson on page 98. The outside of the slipcase show some superficial rubbing, but is whole & complete, without any major stains or faults. A rare opportunity for this scarce set and the orignal publishers slipcase illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Digital images available upon request. Other Tolkien sets, original and rebound are available. Inquire if interested. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Very Good Plus / No Jacket, as Issued.

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        Dick, Jane, and Sally Cutouts for Use in Kindergarten and Grade 1: The New Basic Reading Program: Sixties Edition

      Chicago: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1963. Complete set of unpunched Dick, Jane, and Sally die-cut 'paper doll' figures on three accordion-fold cardboard sheets. Includes Puff and Spot as well as a number of other accessories. Also includes the 4-page instructional pamphlet discussing how to use the cut-outs in a classroom. In their original envelope. Figures and instruction pamphlet are in great shape. The envelope has some light soiling and a manuscript annotation, "Gr. 1". First Edition. Envelope. Near Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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      Toronto: Contact Press, 1963 Grier, Eldon. A FRICTION OF LIGHTS. Toronto: Contact Press, 1963. First Edition of modernist Canadian artist and poet Eldon Grier's fifth book. A near fine copy in red cloth, (tiny bump to the lower corner of the front board) gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh near fine dustwrapper designed by Grier's wife, Sylvia Tait, showing some minor use. One of only 50 copies. Rarely seen in hardcover. The paperback edition of 200 copies was issued later & is considered a second printing. 8vo. 61 pp. Very Nice. [29734] $1250. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: Jonathan Cape. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1963. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A handsome First Edition/First Printing in Near Fine condition in alike dust-wrapper; Fleming's first James Bond novel published after the start of the official film series. Bond is convinced SPECTRE no longer exists, and is frustrated at being unable to locate Blofeld so much so that he actually prepares a letter of resignation for M. Meanwhile, Bond comes across a beautiful, suicidal young woman named Teresa di Vicenzo—by thwarting her suicide drowning. Basis for the only James Bond movie starring George Lazenby as James Bond and Bond Girl Diana Rigg as Tracy di Vicenzo .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Alphabet for Joanna. Illustrated by Bernarda Bryson

      Holt Rinehart and Winston New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963. First Edition. 24mo. Rebound in publisher';s presentation binding of three quarter red morocco gilt and cloth. Minor external rubbing, else very near fine. Presentation card laid in from Edgar Rigg, Chairman of Holt, Rinehart and Winston, sending this specially bound copy as a Christmas greeting to the illustrator, Bernarda Bryson Shahn. From the Library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on to front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books ]
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      (VOSTELL, WOLF). Vostell, Wolf. TELEVISION DECOLLAGE & MORNING GLORY / 2 PIECES BY VOLF VOSTELL / 63. New York: 3rd Rail Gallery, 1963. First Edition. 12mo. Stapled Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Near Fine. np (38pp), no illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This sweet little artist's book cum performance document contains the typographically transcribed scores to two pieces by Wolf (though this early publication refers to him as "Volf") Vostell from 1963. Printed in June of that year, and seemingly designed by the artist himself it presents "TV-De-Collage" as performed on May 19th at the YAM Festival of Happenings organized by the Smolin Gallery in New Brunswick New Jersey and "Morning Glory" performed at New York's 3rd Rail Gallery at 40 East Broadway on May 25th. A bright white, most handsome copy of this most uncommon item showing a tiny indentation near the foredge to the first several pages. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 019556&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        The Typographic Book: 1450 - 1935

      London: Ernest Benn, 1963. Quarto. 102 pp. + 378 plates. First edition. Ornamental half title and title page from wood engravings by Reynolds Stone, printed in terracotta. Illustrated with 377 plates reproducing significant examples of typography from Gutenberg to Bruce Rogers. In an Elizabeth Greenhill binding of slate-green oasis featuring red and black onlays forming the letters of the title, surrounded by gold tooling on the upper panel. The letters are then echoed by an outline in gilt. On the lower panel, the gilt outline of the letters are echoed in blind tooling. Title in gilt on spine, with three onlaid bands of black goatskin. Doublures and endleaves of plum-colored Japanese paper. & & Writing about Greenhill's work in an article originally published in the Book Collector, Dorothy Harrop points to certain trademark qualities inherent in her finished bindings, among which is "the constant high standard of her lettering." Harrop observes that "she has several very handsome bindings to her credit in which the title forms the sole or dominant element in the design." It can be said that this binding is among the most striking of these treatments. Although various dates are given for the completion of this work, the Catalogue Raisonné assigns the date of 1966 to it. It was around this time, early in 1966, that Greenhill's mother died, prompting an examination of the inscriptions on the copings in her family's plot, which she found to be badly eroded. This resulted in her decision to erect a single headstone of her own design, inscribed "in a good Roman alphabet." It is perhaps a consequence of these events that the lettering on the present binding assumes a sculptural dimensionality. It is a design style that she used only once again, four years later, on a copy of the Allen Press's Printing with a Hand-Press.& & This binding has had a single owner since it was completed for the collection of Lord Wardington, and it bears his booklabel on the rear pastedown. Greenhill met Wardington at the Foyles Art Gallery for the Guild of Contemporary Binders exhibit in 1963, and he became a regular patron of her work. In the Foreword he contributed to her Catalogue Raisonné, Wardington writes that what appealed to him about her work was the way "she maintained the high traditions of the craft while at the same time using exciting non-traditional designs." Her high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail meant that "her bindings still work perfectly as books should, opening well and handling comfortably." & & Greenhill was the first woman member of the Guild of Designer Bookbinders, having been elected in 1961. The Guild then became Designer Bookbinders, and each year they present an award for gilding given in honor of Greenhill, who is now an honorary member. & & This binding was featured in the Modern British Bookbinding exhibit, held by Designer Bookbinders in Brussels and the Hague in 1985. The display card and spec sheet are laid into the morocco-backed cloth folding case.

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        The Yage Letters

      San Francisco: City Lights 1963, 1st Edition. (Softcover) 68pp. Near fine. 12mo. Wrappers with B / W image on front cover and writing on back. Wrappers are slightly worn at edges and mildly rubbed. Clean, tight text block. A nice association copy. Inscribed by Allen Ginsberg on title page. Inscription reads "For Marshall in hope that he types better than I- Allen Ginsberg Oct 2nd, 1964." Above the inscription is written the previous owners name in black ink 'Marshall Clements'. Marshall Clements was a collector and scholar of Beat Generation works and also did the photographs for Kerouac's town by Barry Gifford (1977) Inscribed to Marshall Clements. Signed and inscribed by Allen Ginsberg..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        A Clockwork Orange

      New York: Norton, 1963.. First American edition of the author's most well-known work. Octavo. Some of the usual wear to the bottom boards, else near fine in an excellent dust jacket that shows some light sunning to the spine.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Saint Genet Actor & Martyr [Signed]

      New York: George Braziller, 1963. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the First American edition, first printing (spine ends pushed, lower outside corner rubbed), in an about Very Good dust toned dust jacket (with edge chipping and a small chip to the spine affecting the upper right portion of the "T" in "Saint", and a 1 1/2" closed tear to the bottom of the rear panel near the spine fold), SIGNED BY JEAN-PAUL SARTRE on the half-title; Sartre's exhaustive evaluation of Jean Genet, the controversial French poet, novelist, playwright, and political activist whose explicit and provocative portrayals of homosexuality and criminality, as well as his subversion of traditional moral values, led to the banning of his works in the United States. Genet was so affected by Sartre's existential analysis of him in "Saint Genet" that he quit writing for 5 years. (Copies of Saint Genet are strangely scarce.) Signed copies of Sartre's works are rather uncommon and signed copies in English translation are remarkably so. A Very Good copy, SIGNED BY JEAN-PAUL SARTRE. RARE.

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      Philadelphia: Lippincott. (1963). His first book, winner of the Faulkner Foundation Award for best first novel of the year and the debut of one of the towering American writers of the postwar era. Small lower corner bump, else a fine copy with a rich top stain, in a near fine dust jacket with some light rubbing, but no fading to the gold on the lower spine as is so frequently the case. A very nice copy of a book that seldom shows up in such condition. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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