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        THE PINE BARRENS. Signed

      New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [1968, 1968 McPhee, John. THE PINE BARRENS. Signed. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1968). First Edition of John McPhee's classic, profiling New Jersey's Pine Barrens, Inscribed by him on the half-title page to his New Yorker editor Robert Bingham. "for Bob Bingham, first pine knight of the order of the wooden mallet, whose help with this manuscript was as pleasant as it was invaluable. (not your help, sir, the mallet's). All the best and gratefully, John McPhee, May 29, 1968". 8vo. 157 pp. A fine copy in green cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a very good indeed illustrated dustwrapper. "It will be a long time before another book appears to equal the literary quality and human compassion of this one. The New York Times Book Review.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality

      Harcourt Brace, New York, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Near Fine Condition. 1/4 blue morocco over blue cloth. 2 plates after Poluzzi, 22 tipped in plates, 3 maps, 1 folding chart. A lovely production. 487 of 680 copies; small dampstain to the bottom edge of the colophon and last two blanks, otherwise fine internally. Lacking the slipcase, a few light surface marks to cloth boards. Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's book-plate on endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science & Technology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 039232. .

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        Archive of Signed Letters to LOCUS

      Sherman Oaks [1968-1975]: Harlan Ellison, 1968 An interesting archive of signed letters from Harlan Ellison addressed to Charles Brown, editor of LOCUS dates from December 31st, 1968 through January 3rd, 1976. A total of 24 pages constituting 17 letters covering a wide range of 'hot' topics. "Dear Charlie: Please publish as written. ITEM IN LOCUS 73: "Ellison's DANGEROUS VISIONS is a major travesty of the words in the title - my own piece, 'The Assination of J.F. Kennedy Considered as a Downhill Motor Race,'was declined on the grounds that 'many millions of Americans might be offended'. In other words, dangerous, but not too dangerous, visions," -- J. G. Ballard / If in fact Jim Ballard said this, it is pure muddle-headed bullshit. I never saw the story." "Charlie: Some news for the excellent LOCUS. My STAR TRECK script that won the Writer's Guild of America award was the original version, not repeat, NOT the aired emasculated version. Forthcoming stories: THE PITLL PAWOB DIVISION (Galaxy), a story I wrote around an unpublished Hannes Bok painting I unearthed in Emil Petaja's files. Books forthcoming: PARTNERS IN WONDER (Belmont), a collection of stories on which I collaborated with Laumer, Asimov, Budrys, Slesar, Hensley, Sheckley, Delaney, Davidson, Zelazny and Sturgeon. Sometime towards the end of this year or first of 1969. . AGAIN DANGEROUS VISIONS, Volume 2" "5 February 69 / Dear Charlie and Marsha: This is URGENT. Double day's traditional practice with hardcover books is to 'retire them', i.e. put them out-of-print, as soon as sales slack off. Philip K. Dick's brilliant "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" went out of print after being available for less than six months". "Harlan also advises that recently-written novella "A Boy And His Dog" has apparently scared off all possible magazine purchasers". "25 February 69 / Dear Charlie & Marsha: Here is some current news. Harlan Ellison Writes: The first draft of my two TV series sold to Paramount.It is called "Man Without Time" - a retelling of the Gilgamesh Legend. Leonard Nimoy has expressed interest". "20 March 69 / Browns: / By the time you get this, I'll be in Rio de Janeiro, where they will be showing my award-winning Outer Limits segment, "Demon With A Glass Hand". (A shock hit me when I realized that Roddenberry's spinoff on "Star Treck", called "Assignment: Earth", was a direct parallel to my "Man Without Time" -- which I had laid on him early in our relationship. Terrific Archive - Rich content throughout. Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is an American writer. His principal genre is speculative fiction. His published works include over 1,000 short stories, novellas, screenplays, teleplays, essays, and a wide range of criticism covering not only literature, but film, television, and print media. His reputation as an editor and anthologist was cemented with his two ground-breaking science fiction anthologies, Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions. Ellison has won numerous awards, including multiple Hugos, Nebulas and Edgars.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents.

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        DREAM MASTER. Signed

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968 Presentation Copy. First UK & First Hardcover. A fine bright copy in dustwrapper. Inscribed: " To Bob Shulman / Sweet Dreams / Roger Zelazny". First published in the U.S. as a paperback original, an expansion of the Nebula Award winning novella "He Who Shapes". Levack 8a.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1968. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover.. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.. Octavo. Arguably, the author's most famous and influential book, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" is one of the seminal works in all of science fiction, and particularly in the pantheon of modern science fiction. This post-apocalyptic near future tale which pits humans against androids was a 1968 Nebula Award nominee. Basis for the 1982 film, "Blade Runner," directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young. ~Publisher's gray cloth with gilt titles to spine. Stated "First Edition" on copyright page, $3.95 price intact on inside flap, and printing code "J5" in gutter on page 210. A near fine copy, ex-library, with residue of library pouch previously glued to recto of front free endpaper evident (with associated crimping), along with two small areas of age-related spots (from either tape or some other material laid over the top and bottom edge of the page), and "withdrawn" stamp in black. Verso of front free endpaper has a small age spot toward top of page and a single age-related spot at base (in the same place that it occurs on the recto of the page). This side of the page is also crimped, likely from the removal of the library card pouch on front side. Very slight age-related spots at the top and bottom edge of both sides of the rear flyleaf, also apparently residue from either tape or some other material laid over the top and bottom edge of the page as was the case with the front flyleaf. Single age-spot on each of front and rear pastedown, as well. Library stamp at top of dedication page, along with two handwritten notations above it, and two other handwritten notations in the gutter of the page (each a library notation of some sort), all in pencil. The volume is otherwise very clean internally with no other marks of any kind, and also barely appears to have been read, which is curious, as this is an ex-library copy. The boards are clean, with the exception of some very faint tape residue, in each instance a small area, one at the top and one at the base of both the front and rear boards (hardly noticeable). Gilt tiles to spine legible and spine is solid and tight, although it does have the very slightest of lean toward the top end. ~The dust jacket is near fine, with some slight tape residue at each of the four corners of the flaps, with some light rubbing and wear at head and tail of spine and at corners and creasing of front flap. The title as printed on the spine appears to have some age-toning and there is a library category sticker ["Science Fiction"] taped toward the base, otherwise the jacket is in remarkable shape, particularly given that this is an ex-library copy. It almost appears as if this copy was held as a reserve copy and then forgotten about for decades. ~Overall, it is in excellent condition and with the exception of the front free endpaper, this copy would likely receive a condition grading of fine/fine by many sellers. Iconic jacket design by Harry Sehring.

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        DREAM MASTER. Signed

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968 Presentation Copy. First UK & First Hardcover. A fine bright copy in dustwrapper. Inscribed: " To Bob Shulman / Sweet Dreams / Roger Zelazny". First published in the U.S. as a paperback original, an expansion of the Nebula Award winning novella "He Who Shapes". Levack 8a.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Homecoming.

      Limited edition, no. 12 of 200, numbered and signed by the author and the artist, this being one of the first 25 presented with an additional suite of 9 plates, duplicating all those within the book, each signed by Cohen. (72) pp. Publisher's mottled green woven Terylene covered boards designed by the artist and bound by Mansell with a matching portfolio for the additional suite of plates, all housed within the original khaki cloth covered slipcase. The spine of the book ever so slight darkened, an excellent copy.

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      NY: Morrow/Weisbach, 1968 First edition, first prnt. Signed and dated "3/14/68 Ft Lauderdale Fla." by Crews on the half-title page. Beginning edge foxing, minimal board and text page toning, pastedowns toned, as typical for this title; dustjacket with two shallow creases on the front flap. A tight, clean copy. Good condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Crews' first book, signed in the month of publication. Signed & Dated by Author. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        CORPUS PALLADIANUM. Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura "Andrea Palladio".

      In-4 gr., 8 voll., tela edit., sovrac. Di questa interessante raccolta, molto ben illustrata, offriamo tutto il pubblicato: 1) "La Rotonda" di C. Semenzato, pp. 110, con 50 disegni nel t., 73 ill. in b.n. e 3 tavv. a colori f.t., oltre a 15 rilievi (piante, prospetti, sezioni, particolari). 2) "La Basilica palladiana" di F. Barbieri, pp. 138, con 30 disegni nel t. e 86 ill. in b.n. f.t, oltre a 10 rilievi. 3) "La Chiesa del Redentore" di W. Timofiewitsch, pp. 78, con 39 disegni nel t., 72 ill. in b.n. f.t., oltre a 8 rilievi. 4) "La Loggia del Capitaniato" di A. Venditti, con appendice sulla decorazione pittorica di F. Barbieri, pp. 82, con 15 disegni nel t., 60 ill. in b.n. f.t., oltre a 10 rilievi. 5) "La Villa Emo di Fanzolo" di G. Bordignon Favero, pp. 65, con 9 disegni nel t., 121 ill. in b.n. e 6 a colori f.t., oltre a 13 rilievi. 6) "Il Convento della Carità" di E. Bassi, pp. 155, con 106 ill. in b.n. nl t., 56 tavv. in b.n. e 4 a colori f.t., X rilievi. Manca la sovrac. 7) "La Villa Badoer di Fratta Polesine" di L. Puppi, pp. 106, con 50 ill. in b.n. nel t., 73 tavv. in b.n. e 3 a colori f.t. e XV rilievi. Manca la sovrac. 8) "Il Palazzo da Porto Festa di Vicenza" di E. Forssman, pp. 72 con 23 ill. in b.n. nel t., 90 tavv. in b.n. e 6 a colori f.t, e 9 rilievi. Manca la sovrac. Esemplare in ottimo stato.

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        Double Helix - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Atheneum. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1968. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. First Edition/First Printing in just about Fine condition, minor traces of rubbing to blue cloth in alike dust-jacket. SIGNED and dated 28 September 2010 directly on the title page by author and Nobel Laureate James D. Watson; James D. Watson's extraordinary manuscript is standing nearly alone in the history of science writing. A first person account of one the major scientific discoveries of all time, the discovery of the "double helix" structure of DNA; Signed by Author .

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        DESERT SOLITAIRE. A Season In The Wilderness

      New York: McGraw-Hill. (1968)., 1968 First Edition, Review Copy with the publisher's material laid-in. A fine copy of this classic work in the canon of American environmental writing, in brown cloth, white and beige titles to the spine in a near fine or better Peter Parnall designed pictorial dustwrapper showing minimal use. 8vo. 269 pp. "Like a ride on a bucking bronco . . . rough, tough, combative. The author is a rebel and an eloquent loner. His is a passionately felt, deeply poetic book . . . set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty." The New York Times Book Review. An extremely nice copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Flowers of the Brazilian Forest,

      First Edition, limited edition of 500 copies of which this is #464. [72, l] pp, with 32 fine coloured plates, including frontispiece, from paintings by Mee, each with tissue guard and signed in the plate by Mee. Large elephant folio [53 x 41 cm], original green morocco-backed boards, bound by Zaehnsdorf, boards with hand marbled paper, pictorial endpapers, gilt spine title lettering, gilt vignette on front, top edge gilt, original clear glassine jacket, original cloth slipcase. A clean, fine and bright copy virtually without blemish, London, The Tryon Gallery in association with George Rainbird, [1968]. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST.* A superb production with most attractive plates, including nine of orchids and six of bromeliads, each plate with a descriptive leaf. Margaret Mee travelled to the Amazon area 15 times over a 32 year period, by canoe, on foot and often alone. Her paintings and sketches "could stand without shame in the high company of such masters as Georg Dionysius Ehret and Redoute" (Wilfred Blunt). Sitwell in Great Flower Books describes her work as: 'exceptional and quite in the tradition of the great eighteenth-century books '. 'Mee's work is of an unusually high order of excellence and in the best tradition of flower painting' [Taylor, director of Royal Botanic Garden of Kew]. One of the plants illustrated was discovered by Mee herself. * "Margaret Ursula Mee, MBE (1909 - 1988) British botanical artist who specialized in plants from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. She was also one of the first environmentalists to draw attention to the impact of large-scale mining and deforestation on the Amazon Basin. After the war, Mee studied art at St. Martin's School of Art, London. In 1950 she attended the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, where she learnt her style of illustration, and received a national diploma in painting and design in 1950. She moved to Brazil with Greville Mee, in 1952 to teach art in the British school of São Paulo. Her first expedition was in 1956 to Belém in the Amazon Basin. She then became a botanical artist for São Paulo's Instituto de Botanica in 1958, exploring the rainforest and more specifically Amazonas state from 1964, painting the plants she saw, some new to science, as well as collecting some for later illustration. She created 400 folios of gouache illustrations, 40 sketchbooks, and 15 diaries. Mee travelled briefly to England in 1968 for the exhibition and publication of her book, Flowers of the Brazilian Forests. She returned to Brazil and joined protests to draw international attention to the deforestation of the Amazon region. In 1976 Mee was awarded the MBE for services to Brazilian botany and a fellowship of the Linnean Society in 1986. She also received recognition in Brazil including an honorary citizenship of Rio in 1975, the Brazilian order of Cruzeiro do Sul in 1979. In her honour, the Margaret Mee Amazon Trust was founded to further education and research in Amazonian plant life and conservation. In 1990 Mee was recognised for her environmental achievements by The United Nations Environment Programme and added to its Global 500 Roll of Honour. The Diaries of Margaret Mee, which she wrote between 1956 and 1988, were published posthumously in 2004 and included an illustrated account of her expeditions to the Amazonian rainforest. Most of her illustrations are now part of the Kew Gardens collection. - Wikipedia

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      London: Enitharmon Press. 1968. Signed Limited Edition. Hardcover. Quarter red morocco over boards with gilt titles on spine, internally clean and bright, No.15 of an edition of 200, signed by Pinter on the limitation page. , Harold Pinter, (1930 – 2008) was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor and one of the most influential modern British dramatists, indeed the word 'pinteresque' has passed into the language., Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall, [vi] 24 [2] pp .

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        Opere. verona, valdonega, 1968-1982.

      Dieci volumi di cm. 29, pp. 5.000 ca. complessive. Con xilografie nel testo di Italo Zetti. Splendida legatura di lusso in pieno marocchino granata-violetto a grana larga, dorsi a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto, ripetuto all'interno. Tagli di testa dorati ed entro singole custodie in cart. rigido con bordini in pelle. Rilegatura di Giovanni De Stefanis. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Superba edizione, ideata per il cinquecentenario della nascita di Machiavelli (1469); composta in carattere DAnte. Se ne stamparono, nell'arco di 14 anni, 500 esemplari su carta a mano filigranata Magnani. Il testo è curato da Sergio Bertelli. Il volume X contiene una dettagliata bibliografia critica delle edizioni di Machiavelli mentre l'ultimo comprende un'appendice e gli esaustivi indici. Tra le più importanti produzioni della stamperia Valdonega. Estremamente raro. Al nostro esemplare manca il primo volume.

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        The Flood

      NY: Atheneum. 1968. A review copy of the first American edition. Inscribed by the author on the half title. Recipient's signature front flyleaf; trace sunning to board edges; else fine in a very good, lightly rubbed dust jacket with mild edge wear. A scarce early book by the Nobel Prize winner, and extremely uncommon signed or inscribed, especially as an advance copy. A nice association: the recipient was the organizer of a literary festival in which the author participated long before his Nobel Prize. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        The Art of the Self; Steps; and Kosinski's Resumé

      Scientia Factum NY: Scientia-Factum. 1968. A copy of The Art of the Self, a pamphlet containing short pieces relating to Kosinski's National Book Award-winning novel Steps. Inscribed by the author. Edge-sunned; near fine in stapled wrappers. Together with the first edition of Steps [NY: Random House (1968)], which is fine in a fine dust jacket. And also together with a copy of Kosinski's resumé from 1970, amended in the author's hand, the facts of which roughly corresponding to the biographical sketch at the rear of The Art of the Self, with the omission of his 1965 work Notes of the Author. Folded in thirds; edge-sunned with a small edge chip; near fine. A unique combination of items pertaining to Kosinski's writing career after the success of The Painted Bird and before the scandals that later plagued him after his celebrity, culminating in his suicide. . First Edition.

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        THE TEACHINGS OF DON JUAN. A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

      Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968 True First Edition of the Author's first book. 8vo, (xii), 196pp. Publisher's medium gray cloth covered boards lettered in gold, green endpapers. True First edition of Castaneda's very scarce first book & the first book in the Don Juan series. Issued in a small edition [likely 750 - 1250 copies] by a university press, the book was well-read on campus & copies of this, the true 1st [not to be confused with the later Simon & Schuster, 1973 printing] are difficult to find in collectible condition . A seminal 60's book of some great counter-cultural significance through which Don Juan's perception & mastery of "nonordinary reality" opened up the mind of an era to the possibilities of a more mystical & magical existence, linking various theme s of spirituality, drugs & metaphysics. A fine fresh example of this profoundly influential work, in an excellent dustwrapper - the nicest we have seen in years. A spectacular copy of this much sought after book in a fine custom fitted slipcase.. 1st Edition.

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        Three Women. A Monologue for Three Voices. With an Introductory Note by Douglas Cleverdon.

      London: Turret Books, 1968.. Limited edition, no. 99 of 180 copies, 4to, 22, (2) pp. Frontispiece and one other small woodcut illustration. Original gilt decorated white cloth, some faint spots to the top corner of the upper cover, a near fine copy in the original acetate wrapper, this showing signs of use. Written specially for a radio broadcast.

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      New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1968. First edition, first printing.. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth , silver spine title. Loss of finish to ¼ inch along the bottom of the cloth, bookplate on the front free endpaper, else this is a fine, bright copy. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped and shows the original price of $10.00. There is a corresponding stain along the bottom of the jacket on the inside that does not show; a short closed marginal tear at the fold, else the dustwrapper is near fine.

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        The Bikeriders

      Macmillan New York: Macmillan. (1968). First. First edition. A red dot to the top edge (possibly a remainder mark) and a very slight smudge on the front board, very near fine in a near fine dustwrapper with three small, internally repaired tears. The scarce hardcover edition. Parr and Badger, The Photobook Volume 1, p. 256-257; Hasselblad, The Open Book, p. 236-237; Roth. The Book of 101 Books, p. 190-191. .

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        In Die Festo Natalis, Et Circuncisionis Christi, Sapphicum Alphabeticum

      (Milan): Officina Bodoni, 1968. Oblong 12mo. (14)ff. From an edition of 80 copies, this is one of forty printed for André Jammes, the French antiquarian bookseller. With a New Year's greeting inscribed on the first free endpaper from Jammes and his family. A beautifully-printed Christmas alphabet book with red calligraphic initials on each page. These elaborate initials were derived from a 1523 writing book by Ludovico Vicentino Degli Arrighi, an influential Italian bookseller, papal scribe, and later, typographer. Vicentino admired italic script and wrote an entire work about it; fittingly, this book is set entirely in Arrighi-Vicenza italic. The text is derived from a Christmas hymn and is represented in the original Latin. Extremely fine in paper-covered boards that look like vellum, in original brown card slipcase.

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      Kl.-4°. OKart. mit OUmschl. 29 nn. Bll. mit 22 ganzseit. farb. Abb. und 1 beiliegenden sign. übermaltem Farbdruck von Karl Heinz Krüll. Erste Ausgabe. - Nr. 76 von 100 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe (Gesamtaufl. 200). - "tangenten" 9. - Brinkmanns Gedichte sind jeweils über ganzseitige Ausschnitte aus Farboffsetplakaten mit Bikinibildern von jungen Damen gedruckt. - Seinsoth 10. Spindler 158.15. Wilpert-G.² 8. - Die Beilage am Rand minimal geknickt, sonst tadellos erhalten. - Das beiliegende Farboffset mit eingezeichnetem Horizont und zwei Palmen von Krüll signiert und datiert 68.

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        A Complete Concordance to Flavius Josephus (complete in 5 volumes - all. publ.)

      Leiden, E.J. Brill. 1968 - 1983. 5 volumes. Orig. red cloth. With dustjackets; 32x25 cm. - (sl. worn, few small stamps, 1 or 2 underl. in red) Price when new was over 2500 euros. Still very good set, see image. ¶ Contents: Volume 1 A-D. Edited in Cooperation with E. Buck, E. Güting, B. Justus and H. Schreckenberg. 1973. ISBN: 9789004036550. xxviii, 546 three-column pp. (Greek). Price when new. EUR 768.00. Volume 2 E-K. Edited in Cooperation with B. Justus, G.W.E. Nickelsburg, H. Schreckenberg, J. Schwark and W.L. Weiler. 1975. ISBN: 9789004043497. viii, 549 pp. (Greek) Price when new EUR 768.00. Volume 3 L-Pi. Edited in Cooperation with B. Justus, G.W.E. Nickelsburg, J.R. Royse, H. Schreckenberg and J. Schwark. 1979. ISBN: 9789004060166. vii,598 pp. (Greek). Price when new EUR 768.00. Volume 4. P-Omega . Edited in Cooperation with Bernhard Justus, Georgios Kontoulis, James R. Royse, Heinz Schreckenberg, Jürgen Schwark. 1983. ISBN: 9004070664. viii,398 pp. (Greek) Out of print. & Supplement I. Namenwörterbuch zu Flavius Josephus. Edited by A. Schalit. 1968. 9789004018570. xvi, 143 pp. Price when new EUR 169.00

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        Setting Free the Bears

      New York: Random House, 1968.. First edition of the author's first book. Original half-red cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. Lengthily inscribed [5 line inscription] by Irving on the half- title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

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      New York: Random House, (1968). First Edition. hardcover. A very nice copy with very slight foxing to the endpapers from the price-clipped dustwrapper which has two vertical creases to the fore-edge of the front flap. About Fine in Near Fine, beautifully bright dustwrapper. Irving's scarce first book. With a generic bookplate SIGNED by the author laid loosely into the book.

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        [Illustrés Modernes] Variations sur l'amour

      Paris : Club du livre & Philippe Lebaud, 1968. Broché. 29x38cm. Edition originale et premier tirage des 20 lithographies originales toutes signées par les artistes, un des 140 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives, seul tirage avec 20 Japon et 30 Auvergne. Contributions littéraires de C. Aveline, F. Nourissier, M. Duras, L. de Vilmorin, M. Béalu, M. Butor, P. Albert-Birot, P. Mac Orlan, A. Bosquet... Signature autographe de chacun des auteurs à la fin de leur texte. Contributions picturales de L. Fini, P.Y. Trémois, E. Mac'Avoy, O. Zadkine, F. Labisse, Y. Brayer, J. Commère, E. Pignon, A. Minaux... Chaque lithographie est signée par l'artiste. Reliure en pleine peau noire réalisée d'après la maquette de M. Prassinos. Bel exemplaire bien complet de toutes ses lithographies ainsi que de sa chemise-étui qui comporte quelques éraflures, mors fendus en tête et en pied. - Club du livre & Philippe Lebaud, Paris _1968, 29x38cm, en feuilles sous chemise-étui. - Illustrés Modernes en feuilles sous chemise-étui

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        True Grit

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. A fine book in a very nearly fine dust jacket. First edition, as stated on the title page with price of $4.95 on the front flap. A beautiful, tight copy. Hint of rubbing to the rear panel. panel. The book has been the basis for two classic westerns of the same name --one that starred John Wayne and Glen Campbell and the more recent one that starred Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon.

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      Los Angeles: Leakey Foundation, 1968 Leakey, L.S.B. A sterling 2 pp. TLS dated Christmas Day, 1968 addressed to: J. MacFarland, High Ridge Missouri & Signed by noted Kenyan archaeologist and anthropologist, Louis Leakey, on Leakey Foundation Letterhead, in the year of its founding, written specifically for the members of the Leakey Foundation discussing the progress of the 'Leakey Teams' and their endeavors for which the Foundation's funds were earmarked. Excellent content with references to Dianne Fossey and her work with Gorilla studies, Richard Leakey's work at Lake Randolf and Jane Goodall's work with chimpanzees. With the original mailing envelope. Suberb. In fine condition.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Vogue's Book of Houses, Gardens, People

      New York: The Viking Press, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Text by Lawford and photographs by Horst. Foreword by fashion doyenne Diana Vreeland. A rare glimpse into how the affluent live. A tight fine copy in a dust jacket that has a slight crease to the top of the front panel but is otherwise fine. One of the best and freshest copies I've seen of late.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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      Les Editions Georges Visat, Paris,, 1968. Folio. Unbound leaves laid into cream wrappers and contained in a brown cloth slipcase lettered in white. Six original engravings by Arikha. Outer wrappers rather tanned from contact with the slipcase, case a little marked but an excellent copy. First Edition, First Printing. From an edition of 154 copies this is one of just 15 numbered in roman. All copies were signed by Arikha on each engraving. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the first blank leaf, "to Dick Seaver with love from Sam Paris May 69 and with love from Avigdor". All this is in Beckett's hand. Laid in is a card inscribed by Arikha. Seaver was a writer and translator and Beckett's editor at the Grove Press.

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        A Two Page Hand Written Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien, with hand addressed envelope, contains reference to Lord of the Rings

      1968. 1st Edition. Signed by Author. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Autographed, 2 page (front & back) hand written letter and envelope to Ingrid Pridgeon, on his 'Professor J.R.R. Tolkien' letterhead, with Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford address crossed out and 'c/o Messers Geo. Allen and Unwin, 40 Museum St. Condon WC 1, typed in. "Dear Ingrid, Thank you very much for your letter. I am sorry that I cannot answer it more fully.; I am having rather a bad time. I have left Oxford, and in the middle of a move I fell downstairs and damaged my right leg so badly that it is in plaster from toe to hip, and I am on crutches. That makes everythig very difficult. Crutches also make one's hands v. tired, and writing is laborious (and wobbly). pg 2. I notice Spire Hollin : very shire-like. hollin is (northern, for of holly: used in Book I of L.R.: I lived for a while in Leeds in a Hollin Lane. I am v. glad to know that you liked and enjoyed my books. I hope soon, when the mess of moving (my books and papers are still piled in boxs) is past, and I am recovered to get on with more books. Yours Sincerely J.R.R. Tolkien. The address (to my publishers) will always find me. I have a secretary there." Envelope hand addressed and canceled from Bournemouth-Poole in 1968 and addressed to: Miss Ingrid Pridgeon, 15 Spire Hollin, Glossop Derbyshire Housed in a Custom Terra Cotta Leather Binder lined with beautiful handmarbled papers by Joan Ajala of Australia. Features two mylar folders to hold the letter and envelope for easy viewing. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / N/a.

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        FRANCIS BACON : Recent Paintings [ Signed 1st ]

      London: Marlborough-Gerson Gallery London Marlborough-Gerson. 1968. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Good in wrappers. ; Signed, by Francis Bacon. Inscribed to Alfred "Al" Lerner. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author .

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        ENCI - LIBRO DI SELEZIONE. Pubblicazione annuale ufficiale dell?Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana.

      In-8 p., 23 voll., similpelle edit., ca. 350/1300 pp. cad. vol. L?annuario contiene: ?Indice alfabetico delle razze - Regolamento per l?iscrizione dei cani nel libro di selezione - Le razze canine riconosciute - Le iscrizioni nei libri genealogici; i campioni internazionali e d?Italia dell?anno - Calendario delle esposizioni, delle prove per cani da caccia e di utilità - Libro di selezione: cani da pastore, da guardia, difesa e utilità; da caccia; di compagnia, ecc. - Risultati delle prove per cani da caccia e di utilità - Elenco dei proprietari dei cani in ordine di razza, ecc. Di questa pubblicazione offriamo una raccolta consecutiva di 23 annate, dal 1968 el 1992. Manca il 1970 (gli annni 1981 e 1982 sono contenuti in un vol.). Uniamo anche "I cento anni dell?ENCI", in-4 p., tela edit., sovrac., pp. 159, con una ricchissima documentazione iconografica nel t. Tutta la raccolta è molto ben conservata.

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        A notable original typed letter from Roger T. Peterson, the eminent American naturalist, never mounted and preserved in an archival sleeve, carefully signed in Prussian blue ink with a fountain pen with an extended beak flourish after the n

      Typed heading, Old Lyme, Conn., July 25, 1968, in reply to Robert Weble on the rapid decline of the osprey population of Long Island Sound, including at Montauk Point and near his Old Lyme home with interesting detail on the osprey egg transfer trials Peterson was involved with between Chesapeake Bay and Connecticut River nests, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In closing, he mentions the article on the osprey he was writing for National Geographic, the year-later July 1969 date penciled in at rear by Robert Weble. The article, his first major exposition for the lay reader, covers some of the same ground as the Weble letter. Similar to the stork in Europe, the osprey was admired and implicitly protected in the U.S. and restoration of it and other fish eating birds including the pelican and the bald eagle was among the era's most prominent conservation causes: some historians believe it jump-started the modern environmental movement. Peterson, involved from 1957, became convinced their position at the apex of long food chains made fish-eating birds subject to the pernicious effects of biomagnification and advocated greater prudence regarding the use of toxics. FORMAT: loose sheet of thin handmade white paper. CONDITION DETAIL: Signature: bright. Sheet: usual transmittal folds: fingering pressure marks from handling, most in top margin: top edge with slight scattered soiling, trace edgewear including a tiny closed vertical tear, and a narrow inner edge crease 6 cm in length. SIZE: 215 x 277 mm. LETTER: with raised impress with no carbon paper dotting; typed with light ribbon fade; signed R. T. Peterson (Roger T. Peterson typed below); heading-Old Lyme, Conn., July 25, 1968, recipient address-Robert Weble, 81-15 35th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-opening and closing salutations, letter body-25 lines structured in 4 paragraphs, rear blank except for Weble note. Paragraphs: 1) Acknowledges the rapid decline of osprey breeding pairs in Long Island Sound, so precipitous that it threatened their local survival. (The number of active Connecticut River estuary nests fell from a recorded high of 200 in 1938 to a mere 10 in 1968.) 2) Alludes to initiatives by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to find causes, noting by way of counterpoint the osprey's exceptional toleration of human activity and using as a personal example a favorite anecdote, "we had a nest located next to a house that was under construction" (in an oak behind their house, 'The Cedars' in Old Lyme). 3) The heart of the letter; detail on the ongoing osprey egg transplant trials sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, involving the exchange of eggs between the thriving Maryland and the disappearing Connecticut 'colonies', with findings that there was no substantial change in transplanted egg survival rates. The excellent survival rate of Maryland eggs continued on Great Island while the poor survival rate of Connecticut River eggs continued in Chesapeake Bay. (Peter Ames [1966] collected eggs from coastal New England nests and compared them to eggs in Maryland. All contained DDT and its principal metabolite (DDE) but Maryland eggs were, "40% less contaminated and Maryland nesting sites produced twice the young" [Poole, p. 168].) Peterson concludes: "It seems very likely that pollutants in the egg, possibly insecticides, have contributed to the lack of nesting success. And it is just this, the lack of replacement birds that means the eventual loss of our colony." 4) Peterson mentions the osprey article commissioned by National Geographic and declares he hopes it will be completed and published by end of the year. The hope was that the resultant national publicity would add to the groundswell and pressure the States and the Federal Government, including the Courts to take action, something Rachel Carson had called for in 1962 in "Silent Spring". (On April 22, 1964 Peterson had appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on Reorganization, chaired by Abraham Ribicoff and recommended that, "all compounds of the chlorinated hydrocarbon complex be banned".) "The Osprey: Endangered World Citizen" was published in the National Geographic July 1969 issue. In the article, Peterson notes the osprey colony near his home has shrunk, "close to extirpation" [p. 54] and, "the great colony on Gardiner's Island across Long Island Sound has dropped from 300 pairs (1945) to 35 (1968) with similar rates in the polluted Great Lakes in Michigan and at Cape May, New Jersey" [p. 56]. DDT would be banned in Connecticut the following year (1970) and nationally by the Environmental Protection Agency in December 1972 (ban signed June 14). After, the osprey with an assist from human conservators, staged a remarkable recovery, increasing nationwide from an observed 8000 pairs (1981) to 14, 246 pairs (1994). Peterson predicted this; "Things have been turned around, and almost as dependable as the tides, our Connecticut ospreys return to our estuary during the last 10 days in March" ["The Osprey Story", Bird Watcher's Digest, September 1988]. REFERENCE: Poole, Ospreys. Rosenthal, Birdwatcher, chapter 11. OTHER IMAGES: by request.

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      Morrow/Weisbach NY: Morrow/Weisbach, 1968 First edition, first prnt. Signed and dated "3/14/68 Ft Lauderdale Fla." by Crews on the half-title page. Beginning edge foxing, minimal board and text page toning, pastedowns toned, as typical for this title; dustjacket with two shallow creases on the front flap. A tight, clean copy. Good condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Crews' first book, signed in the month of publication. Signed & Dated by Author. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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      (Paris): Collection PSI, (1968). First ed. Folio, (10) pp., 20 loose b&w original photographs tipped to hard paper mounts. Laid in a paper over boards sleeve, and housed in a paper over boards slipcase. The slipcase is showing very slight surface wear, else fine. Original photographs by the following: Jean-Bernard Arkitu, Pierre Battini, Gérard Philippe Broutin, Françoise Canal, Carole Courteau, Maurice Lemaître, Roland Sabatier, Jean-Louis Sarthou, Dany Tayarda, Venurini; original photographs which have additional art work applied are as follows: Edouard Berreur, Jean-Paul Curtay, Jean-Pierre Gillard, Micheline Hachette, Françoise Poyet, Sandra Scarnati, Alain Satié, Woody Roemer, Jacqueline Tarkieltaub, and also one photograph by Isidore Isou. Some of the photographs are collages, or are painted on, all are SIGNED. Limited to 35 numbered copies; also SIGNED on the colophon by Isou. Text in French. Isidore Isou established a French avant-garde movement called Lettrisme in Paris in the mid -1940s. The movement had its roots in Dada and Surrealism. The Lettrists applied their theories to art and culture, poetry, film, painting and political theory. This is their manifesto on photography, with original silver photographs.

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        OUTER DARK

      New York, Random, (1968). (VG+/VG+). First edition.  The author's second book.  Miniscule wear.  The front free endpaper is missing. Very good plus in a very good plus dust jacket with light edgewear. The underside of the jacket has a circular cup ring (that does not show through to the front). Not price-clipped. .

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        Drafts & Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII (Signed First Edition | Limited Edition | Excellent Condition)

      New York / London: New Directions / Faber and Faber Ltd, 1968. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Signed limited edition (#160 of 310). pp. [viii](blank), 40, [i](colophon), [v](blank); errata slip laid into the book (as issued). Numbers 1-200 for the American market, numbers 201-300 for the British market and 10 copies for the trade. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall an EXCELLENT book in a VERY GOOD PLUS slipcase. Rare. A good gift for the Ezra Pound completist. Photos available upon request.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Full Cloth. Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover.

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        La Douceur de Vivre / Sweet Life (French edition)

      Paris: Editions Cercle D'Art, (1968). First French Edition. Large square quarto. Text in French, translated by Elaine Brau. Van der Elsken's tour de force photo travelogue, a series of images shot around the world as Van der Elsken and his wife traveled by freighter. One of the true avant garde masterpieces of the sixties, a wild mixture of grainy, sublime, and intensely evocative pictures that conjures up the layouts William Klein and would seem to segue into the Provoke movement of Japanese photography. (Parr, v1, 254-255; Auer 461). Bottom corners gently bumped, else close to fine in a sharp, better than near fine jacket.

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        Bernard Buffet Lithographs 1952-1966 Catalogue Compiled By Fernand Mourlot

      Tudor NY: Tudor, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. color lithograph wrappers in beige cloth chemise, spine lightly toned. Near fine in matching near fine beige cloth slipcase, also nominally toned at fore-edges./No Dust Jacket. 177 pages. 32 x 25 cm. Two original color lithographs by Buffet, signed, laid-in front and back cover pockets, and sixty-seven color lithographs [includes original lithograph "Torero"]. Limited edition, copy 47 of 125 printed on Velin d'Arches paper executed on the press of Fernand Mourlot. Preface by George Simenon. Fresh, clean and bright copy.

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        The Jumblies

      Young Scott Books (New York): Young Scott Books. (1968). First. Uncorrected proof consisting of three unbound signatures laid into the finished jacket. Oblong octavo. Illustrated by Edward Gorey. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with pencil initials (in an unknown hand) on the front panel. Gorey's interpretation of some of Lear's nonsense poems. Presumably very scarce in this format. .

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        Original b&w photo by Lütfi Özkök.

      Paris, 1968. 28x22 cm. Contemporary print. Mounted on thick card. Signed by Özkök with red pen and with his stamp on verso. The slightest folding marks to the corners. Lütfi Özkök had the rare opportunity to photograph the unapproachable Beckett at three occasions during the 60s. Their first session was held in Beckett's Paris apartment in 1961. Beckett didn't allow any pictures to be taken at first, so they sat down for a conversation instead, during which Özkök gradually won the confidence of the author. Beckett was amused by the story of the first Turkish stage production of Godot, which was banned by the authorities, who recognized Godot as a symbol of Communism. The ban could perhaps have been avoided if the authorities had finished the reading of the text, since Godot/Communism actually never appears. After a few hours of conversation Beckett finally asks Özkök to take out his camera, before it gets too dark to take pictures. The resulting photos were much appreciated by Beckett who often referred magazines and editors in need of the author's picture to Özkök

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