Important Books & Manuscripts - 30th Anniversary Sale | 30 May 2013
Heller (Joseph) - Catch-22,
Sold for £1000
first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author 'To Evelyn and Marvin and Helene - For their wealth and wisdom, and for the hope that springs eternal in their human heart. Joe Heller September 5, 1961' to endpaper, occasional minor water-staining to fore-edge, original cloth, spine yellowed, spine ends and corners a little bumped, a few patches of light water-staining, New York, 1961.
⁂ Marvin and Evelyn Winkler grew up with Joseph Heller in Coney Island and remained life-long friends with him (Marvin and Joseph Heller were even born in the same apartment building and were taught together from elementary through to high school). In his autobiography Heller mentions Marvin several times, at one point referring to him as 'My oldest friend in the world, Marvin Winkler, with whom as an infant I had often been lodged together in a playpen.'
It is also believed that Milo Minderbinder from Catch-22 was loosely based on Marvin Winkler, due to the number of business ventures he was involved in.
Thursday 30 May 2013, 1.00pm
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