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        FELL OF DARK

      London: Collins, [1971]., 1971. First edition. Signed. Author's second book. Fine in dust jacket with light wear to foot of spine. Interestingly Fell of Dark is the author's first written, but second published book. With a broken marriage, Harry Bentick, who is recuperating from a nervous breakdown, heads for the Lake District. He's not sure whether he's going in search of something or simply running away. After spending some time in his hotel room with a couple of girls he'd just met, Harry finds himself accused of their rapes and murders. Suddenly there's no doubt about his reason for being in the area ... He's running!

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Ohne Titel. Farblithographie. 1971. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert und datiert, links nummeriert: 37/40.

      . 27,5 : 34,5 cm auf schwerem Handbütten ca. 43 : 53 cm.. Unten links mit dem Trockenstempel "Laterra Lafranca". - Das handgeschöpfte voluminöse Papier mit den Wasserzeichen des Verlegers und Künstlers.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        Another Roadside Attraction

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. 1971. First. First edition. Advance Review Copy with Doubleday stamp on the inside pastedown. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author and also Inscribed on the title page: "Stop me before I kill again." Author's first novel, which slowly achieved cult status through successive paperback printings. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Lay Down My Sword and Shield

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. (1971). First. First edition. Quarter sized stain on rear endpapers at the hinge, small sticker price offsetting on front fly, small chip on bottom corners of pages 215-234, about near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper with three short tears, two of them trifling, the third along the edge of the spine is a little rubbed and fading on the spine. Author's third book, and the scarcest of his three early non-mystery titles. .

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      [1971]. An original Super 8 film, shot by Jim Morrison of his girlfriend, Pamela Courson, in a cemetery in Corsica. Filmed using his Braun Nizo S56 Super 8 Camera during a ten day holiday in May 1971. Archivally preserved, with the original spool retained. The film is 2 minutes and 37 seconds long and has never been shown publicly. It is referenced specifically in Patricia Butler?'s book Angels Dance and Angels Die: The Tragic Romance of Pamela and Jim Morrison: ?"The scene cuts to Pamela, slowly walking between an aisle of gravestones. Her head is bowed, and her long red hair shields her face from view for a moment, before she slowly looks up to stare pensively into the camera. A moment later, an extreme close-up of her face, again slightly out of focus, shows Pamela pouting in the direction of Jim, who is operating the camera. It is easy to make out the words she speaks as she tells him, ?"I don?'t want to move?". So the camera pans away from the uncooperative subject, who changes her mind suddenly and runs back into the camera range, reclaiming the scene by dancing wildly among the gravestones, her hair flashing about her like a flaming banner. All at once, Pamela disappears behind a mausoleum, but Jim anticipates her moves and the camera catches her reappearance, running from behind the marble monument and continuing her wild dance.?" On the last night of his life, as recorded in 'The Last Days Of Jim Morrison: A rare look into the rock god's journals' in Rolling Stone magazine, 'Jim started threading Super-8 films of their travels in the projector. Pamela said they sang together as they watched their dark, jerky, out-of-focus movies of Spain, Morocco and Corsica on the wall. Jim (according to Pamela in all her narratives) played old Doors records- even 'The End'- far into the night'. Whilst Morrison is known to have shot home movies with this camera regularly, this would appear to be the only one to have surfaced in the 42 years since his death.

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        A Facsimile Edition of Echternach Gospel-Book of the eleventh Century.

      Stockholm, Almquist & Wiksell 1971. Folio. (4 bl.), 159 blad faksimile, (1) Guldpreget helpergament i orig. slip-case. Ubeskåret. Første bl. litt bølget, ellers meget pen. I samme eske: Carl Nordenfalk: Codex Caesareus ... Stockholm 1971. Folio. 165 s. Illustr. Orig. pergamentrygg m. shirting permer. Meget pen. Medfølger: Codex Caesarus. Faksimilutgåva - ett unikt reprokutionsarbete. Uppsala 1971. 24 s.. Codex Caesarus Upsaliensis is a Gospel-book written and illuminated about 1050 at Echternach (in present-day Luxemburg). ...Ljungvöfs Litografiska AB is responsible for the reproduction of the illuminations and the text, which was carried out in offset lithography in eight up to sixteen colours in combination with silk-screen gold-print. The paper is a rag-paper, specially produced for this edition ... The edition is limited to 500 copies. The vellum binding was done by hand by Knut Hässler Bokbinderi AB, Stockholm

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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      Liber 1971 - In-8, Liber, Zagreb, 1971, 426 + XCVIII pp. Petite trace de choc sur le haut du dos, très bon état. Complet de son emboitage en carton. Photographies supplémentaires disponibles sur demande. Poids 2 kg. Envoi Colissimo obligatoire. Frais d'envoi 8,95 euros sur la France, 21,55 UE et Suisse, entre 26,25 et 52,90 euros pour le reste du monde, à spécifier selon zone. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Les Livres du Pont-Neuf]
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        Krome, a further experience. Intended as a sequel to You Dress "Funny," an experience

      [No place]: (Joseph J. D'Ambrosio. 1971). First. First edition. 12mo. Silver foil boards. Illustrated with original silk-screens. Fine. D'Ambrosio's second book. One of 100 numbered copies Signed by the artist. "This volume of story-graphics was produced completely by hand, using a flat bed printing press and sundry silk screen techniques." Scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Archiv f?r Diplomatik

      Cologne - Bhlau Verlag, 1971 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three volumes of Edmund E Stengel's Archiv fr Diplomatik. The journal, founded in 1908 by Michael Tangl and has been published annually since 1955. It publishes research and essays on all topics of auxiliary sciences of history from the early Middle Ages to the current time, with an emphasis on diplomatics and associated areas. From 1971, 1975 and 1976; numbered 17, 20 and 22, respectively. With library labels from Oxford University. Condition: In grey cloth bindings. Externally, in lovely condition with the slightest hints of shelfwear. Internally, very firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Library labels to front pastedowns and some institutional stamps to recto of title page. Overall: FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Lorax

      New York: Random House,, 1971. Quarto. Original pictorial covered boards. No dust jacket issued. Illustrated throughout by the author. Uncommonly bright copy with ownership signture to front free endpaper and front pastedown with offsetting to title page, rear cover with light toning which is often the case with this title. First edition, first issue with the three lines of copyright and highlighted yellow panel to back cover. Seuss's environmental masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Theory of Thermal Neutron Scattering : The Use of Neutrons for the Investigation of Condensed Matter

      OUP., 1971. A very good 599 page hardback book with owner's name on front endpaper. The previous owner, a physics professor, had made some scattered light pencilling, but I have erased all that I can find. Clean and tight, book has only very light shelfwear; DJ is rubbed around top and bottom with small chipping at corners and a sunned spine. 15 chapters, 3 appendices taking up 26 pages, author & subject indices, numerous figures. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Mollie's Loft Books.]
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        Nerlich, Georg. - "Muschel-Stilleben (Ahrenshoop)".

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, 1971. Von Georg Nerlich. 48 x 64 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Links unten in Bleistift und Kugelschreiber signiert. - Verso marginale Spuren einer ehemaligen Montierung. Sehr schöner Gesamtzustand. Georg Nerlich (1892 Oppeln - 1982 Dresden). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Studierte an der Breslauer Akademie für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe bei Hans Poelzig, Karl Hanusch und Otto Pankok. Malte expressiv und in kubistischer Formgebung. Später Professor für Malerei und Grafik an der Technischen Hochschule Dresden..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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      Burgdorf / Hannover: Steintor Verlag, 1971.. Folio (43 x 42cm). Title leaf plus ten etchings, and tissue interleaves, laid into folding cloth portfolio, with original two color etched pictorial label. Fine. From a total edition of 110 impressions of each of the etchings, this is one of fifty sets for sale as a suite, with each etching signed and numbered by the artist. A sequence of surreal, and occasionally darkly satirical etchings stemming from Eggers's tenure as a visiting professor at Stout, including images titled "Miss Menomonie," "Mister Pecker of Menomonie," "Stout Jury," "Body Building Tonight," "What Means Pollution?" etc.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        La véritable complainte du Faux-Monnayeur Farinet illustrée de bois gravés par Robert Héritier.2 cahiers + 1 Foulard

      Au Verseau, Lausanne 1971 - Portefeuille cartonné à compartiment, blanc, dos muet, de 42 x22 cm contenant: a) 1 cahier,sous couverture argentée rempliée, de 30 quatrains imprimés en gris sur autant de pages et tous accompagnés d'une image stylisée de Robert Héritier. b) 1 cahier, sous couverture dorée rempliée,contenant la mise en musique( partition) des quatrains par Georges Haenni. c)1 carré en soie(ou foulard) aux motifs représentant 29 bois d'Héritier sur fond doré mongrammé HR. Nore ami, Yves Gindrat de la librairie du 7e Ciel à Lausanne a relevé les points suivants lors de ses recherches :."on rencontre encore quelquefois une variante à cet ensemble, avec généralement en lieu et place de l'accessoire soyeux un autre cahier doré (secondaire donc) contenant une longue post-face d'André Donnet sur les passionnantes circonstance de la naissance de ce lent projet dont l'étincelle initiale remonte à 1944. Il n'existe aucun portefeuille complet d'origine pour la simple et bonne raison que les quatre éléments qui le constitueraient ne peuvent physiquement y entrer, la place à disposition étant trop restreinte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Bouquinerie]
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        Angle of Repose

      New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc.,, 1971. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Upper hinge cracked but holding; an excellent copy in the slightly soiled price-clipped jacket with some nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing of the Winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Presentation copy, inscribed on the title page: "To Florence [?], cordially, Wallace Stegner.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Träume im Hexenhaus. Sammlung Anabis. Vorzugsausgabe.

      Berlin, Anabis Verlag, 1971,. Erste Auflage, 4°, roter Leineneinband mit Deckel- und Rückenbeschriftung, Titelblatt in rot und schwarz, 46 Seiten mit Abbildungen nach 6 Illustrationen von Peter Collien, 1 von 20 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit 6 numerierten u. signierten Radierungen.. Kongeniale Illustrationsarbeit. Tadellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Doris und Klaus Reinhold GbR]
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        THE LORAX

      Random House, 1971, Hardcover, First Edition; First Printing0394823370 Very Good in boards. First Edition, First Issue with the three lines of copyright information, reference to Lake Erie which was removed from later issues and highlighted yellow quotation from Rudolf Flesch at back panel. ; 11 X 8.20 X 0.50 inches; 72 pages

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        Toulouse-Lautrec et son oeuvre [Toulouse-Lautrec and his work]

      Collectors Editions, New York 1971 - FIRST EDITION, one of only 1500 copies of the definitive catalogue raisonné of Lautrec's work. Printed on papier vélin similiforme filigrané and illustrated with thousands of reproductions. Complete in six volumes. This set is un-numbered; it was owned (from the date of publication until now) by one of the creators of the work. New York: Collectors Editions, 1971. Quarto (11 x 13 inches), original blue cloth, top edges gilt; glassine. (Glassine with some wear.) Perhaps a touch of fading to spines. A beautiful set in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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      London: The Crime Club by Collins,, 1971. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in jacket with lightly rubbed extremities and slightly toned rear panel. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Lily Belson from Agatha Christie Oct. 1971." Elizabeth Belson was Christie's housekeeperbetween 1953 and Christie's death in 1976.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Random House [1971], New York - Octavo, boards. Signed by Westlake with an RS in parentheses on the title page. A Parker novel. "The Parker series is one of the most evenly written in crime fiction; the sixteen novels are consistently well done and readable. .and Deadly Edge a particularly fine example" - Pronzini and Muller: 1001 Midnights: The Afficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 749-51. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a tiny rub mark at spine fold. (14248) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The total film-maker. [To the reader -- Prologue -- Production -- The humanities of film -- The total film-maker -- The money man -- Script and writer -- Actors -- The million-dollar hug -- Pre-production chores -- The crew -- Homework -- Filming it! -- Post-production -- Editing -- Music and dubbing -- Distribution and exploitation -- Other film-makers, other films -- Comedy -- Laughs are our thing -- The visuals of comedy -- The comedians ]

      New York, Random House, 1971 - 1st edition, 1st printing ; xi, 209 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., facsims. ; 23 cm. ; ISBN: 0394467574; 9780394467573 LCCN: 79-102324 ; LC: PN1995.9.P7; Dewey: 791.43/023 ; OCLC: 238943 ; brown and black cloth, in color photographic dustjacket ; "A frank, personal story of the joys and pitfalls of making movies by a world famous film-maker." ; "Jerry Lewis is the only American director who has made progressive films. he was much better than Chaplin and Keaton."--Jean-Luc Godard ; "Filled with anecdotes and personal experiences, this book covers just about everything that can happenduring the adventure of putting films together: the producer's job, writing a script, dealing with actors, the stage crew, preparing for the day's shooting, actual filming; Mr. Lewis also takes the reader into the cutting room, shows how to create and fit music to the sound track and then wage battles with the distributors and exploiters of the film industry. THe final section of the book dealas with the art of comedy, how it is created, what makes it work, and who the great comedians are and why." ; Contents: To the reader -- Prologue -- Production -- The humanities of film -- The total film-maker -- The money man -- Script and writer -- Actors -- The million-dollar hug -- Pre-production chores -- The crew -- Homework -- Filming it! -- Post-production -- Editing -- Music and dubbing -- Distribution and exploitation -- Other film-makers, other films -- Comedy -- Laughs are our thing -- The visuals of comedy -- The comedians ; slight foxing, crease on front dustjacket inside flap ; water stain to top inside of dustjacket lightened top edge of cloth cover (see scan) ; early dustjacket dated 9/71; several black and white photos of Lewis at work ; one of the most important books on film, written by a master ; FINE/FINE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
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      (RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. A FEW PALM TREES. Hollywood, CA: Heavy Industry Publications, 1971. First Edition 1/3900. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (64pp), 14 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "A Few Palm Trees" is Edward Ruscha's thirteenth photographically illustrated artist book - a charming black and white survey of fourteen palm trees inhabiting the City of Angels. A glossy black, most handsome example of the 1971 first and only edition (entry B13 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 104 of "From Fair to Fine 2", and page 224 of "From Fair to Fine 3") issued without a glassine wrapper. 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: 023656

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

      Random House. Hardcover. 0394464354 Random House; NY, 1971. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Signed. Fine in a Fine, small 1 inch surface tear to verso mid spine else nice, Dustwrapper. Signed, with original multi-colour drawing, by Steadman on page preceding half-title page. A superb copy with none of the usual fading to boards, uncommonly remarqued by the illustrator. Includes a nice custom, gilt label to spine w/marble inlays, red buckram clamshell box. 8vo[octavo or aprx 6 x 9 inches], 206pp. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Fine.

      [Bookseller: Mark Lavendier, Bookseller]
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        Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

      New York: Random House,, 1971. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. Octavo. Original black cloth-backed grey boards, spine lettered in silver, Ralph Steadman design decoration to front board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated title page and 19 black and white line drawings by Ralph Steadman. Boards slightly faded, internally fine. An excellent copy in the jacket with a small stain to lower front panel. First edition, first printing of Thompson's best-selling roman à clef.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ema Nude in Africa

      Tokyo: Heibonsha, 1971. Japanese bookseller's ticket, else fine in photo-illustrated wrappers with French flaps, publisher's scarce yellow obi. Nice copy.. First Edition. Quarto. Nakamura's sexy study of actress Ema Sugimoto; this copy SIGNED by the photographer in Japanese. One of the great Haskins-esque books of the era. (Book of Nudes, 180-81).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        The Hombre from Sonora (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Lenox Hill Press, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the verso of the half title page: "To --- --- / I hope you enjoy this, but don't understand it too quickly - / Truly, / Charles Willeford / Jan 8, 1972." Rare in any condition, and the only signed copy we have ever handled. Willeford's second hardcover title after "The Burnt Orange Heresy," a western with all the philosophical musing, genre-convention busting, and pitch black humor one comes to expect from the great writer's writer. Republished by Dennis McMillan in 1999 under Willeford's original title, "The Difference." Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Rubbing to the board edges. Jacket has a short diagonal crease to the front flap, light toning, and a touch of foxing to the top rear pane. Completely unfaded and very bright.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        JANACEK-HUKVALDY - signed by J. Sudek; First edition

      Praha: Supraphon 1971 - JANACEK-HUKVALDY. (text in Czech, German and English). Quarto, white cloth, circa [132] pages, illustrated with 124 black-and-white photographs by Josef Sudek (including fold-out plates). Josef Sudek (1896-1976), noted Czech photographer, was born in Kolin, Bohemia. He is best known for his haunting Prague nightscapes. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket; pictorial jacket is lightly rubbed at extremities, with light wear at tips of spine and corners. ExLibris on bord paper; stamped from the previous owner on the title page (see picture). Very rare with the signature! Book Language/s: cs, de, en [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Brown Pelican. From "The Birds of America" (Amsterdam Edition)

      Amsterdam and New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1971. Colour-printed lithograph, on fine hand-made paper. Excellent condition. In October 1971, employing the most faithful printing method available, the best materials and the ablest craftsmen of their age, the Amsterdam firm of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd., in conjunction with the Johnson Reprint Corporation of New York, set out to produce the finest possible limited edition facsimile of the greatest bird book ever printed: the Havell edition of John James Audubon's well-loved "Birds of America". The Curators of the Teyler's Museum in Haarlem, Holland made their copy of the original work available for use as a model. The Museum, founded in 1778, bought their copy through Audubon's son as part of the original subscription in 1839. After long deliberation, the extremely complex but highly accurate process of colour photo-lithography was chosen as the appropriate printing method. The best exponents of this art were the renowned Dutch printing firm of NV Fotolitho Inrichting Drommel at Zandvoort who were willing to undertake the task of printing each plate in up to eight different colours. The original Havell edition was published on hand-made rag paper and the publishers were determined that the paper of their edition should match the original. Unhappy with the commercially available papers, they turned to the traditional paper manufacturers G. Schut & Zonen (founded in 1625), who, using 100% unbleached cotton rags, were able to produce a wove paper of the highest quality, with each sheet bearing a watermark unique to the edition: G. Schut & Zonen [JR monogram] Audubon [OT monogram]. The publishers and their dedicated team completed their task late in 1972 and the results of these labours were affectionately known as the "Amsterdam Audubon." 250 copies were published and sold by subscription, with the plates available bound or unbound. Given all this careful preparation, it is not surprising that the prints have the look and feel of the original Havell edition. John James Audubon was born in Les Cayes, Haiti on 26 April 1785. From 1788 to 1803 he lived in France until he was sent to the United States to manage an estate that his father had bought in Pennsylvania. He returned to France in 1805, but his fascination with the United States had taken root and he returned again in May 1806. He married Lucy Bakewell in 1808 and together they embarked on a difficult period financially that was only to be resolved, through Audubon's unshakable and justified belief in his own abilities, with the publication of his masterpiece in 1827-1838. "The Birds of America" is the single greatest ornithological work ever produced and is the realization of Audubon's dream of traveling throughout the United States recording, natural size, every native bird then known. The 435 double-elephant folio sized plates, printed by the Havells of London, depict some 1,065 different species, the majority drawn from specimens that Audubon himself had captured. The Havell edition was expensive at the time of publication and this has not changed. Possibly the last complete copy which will ever appear on the market sold for a staggering $8,802,500 in a sale in New York in March 2000. Currently, the increasingly rare individual plates from this edition, when they do appear, generally sell for between $5,000 and $175,000 depending on the image. The quality of the Amsterdam Audubon plates is apparent to any discerning collector and it is becoming ever clearer that they offer the most attractive alternative to the Havell edition plates, given the latter's spiraling prices. Cf. Zimmer, p. 22; cf. Bennett, p. 5; cf. Fries, Appendix A; cf. Wood, p. 208; cf. Nissen IVB 51; cf. Sabin 2364; cf. Ripley 13; cf. Tyler, Audubon's Great National Work , 1993, Appendix I.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Dokument - Documents Documenti zur Krims - Krams Magie.

      Hamburg, Merlin, 1971 - 4°, Dokumenten-Mappe mit Bindfaden u. 8 eingeklebten Umschlägen., Kart., Tadellos. Umfangreiche Text- u. Bildbeilagen. 1. Emmett Williams - Einführung. 2. Daniel Spoerri - 25 Zimtzauberkonserven. 3. Poster - Addendum der 11 nicht konservierten Objekte. 4. Pierre Alechinsky - Toko Shinaoda. 5. Daniel Spoerri: Max und Morimal Art. 6. Krims-Krams Objekte zu Max und Morimal Art (Farbtafel). 7. Spoerri - Nach-Nacht-Machtwort. 8. Garantieschein. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Typed letter signed to Dr. Ancell discussing the nature of scientific research

      1971. Bragg, William Lawrence (1890-1971). Typed letter signed to Dr. R. M. Ancell, Jr. London, January 7, 1971. 1-1/4pp., on single sheet (air letter). 238 x 196 mm. Creased where originally folded, traces of mounting tape, otherwise fine. Bragg founded the science of x-ray crystallography, and played a fundamental role in its development into one of the essential analytic tools of physics, chemistry and molecular biology. Prior to 1912, scientists had very little knowledge about the solid state of matter, but in 1912 came the Friedrich-Knipping-Laue paper showing that x-rays can be diffracted by crystals. Drawing on this discovery and on the work of others in the field, Lawrence Bragg was able to determine the theoretical basis for crystal structure analysis, which he was able to demonstrate experimentally using the x-ray spectrometer invented by his father, William Henry Bragg. In 1915, at the age of 25 Bragg became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Prize, an honor he shared with his father. Bragg began his academic career at Trinity College, Cambridge, then moved to Manchester University where he remained until 1937. After a year at the National Physical Laboratory, Bragg was named Cavendish Professor of experimental physics at Cambridge, a post he held until 1953. Shortly after his return to Cambridge, Bragg met Max Perutz, who had been working at the Cavendish Laboratory on the structure of hemoglobin; Bragg immediately became deeply interested in applying x-ray crystallography to the study of the huge and complex protein molecules of the living cell. He devoted the rest of his scientific career to this field and supervised the work of others, including Perutz and John Kendrew, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their studies of the structures of globular proteins. Another Cavendish triumph during Bragg's tenure there was Watson and Crick's discovery of the structure of DNA; Bragg did not play a direct role in this work, but encouraged it and was quick to understand the importance of the results. After Bragg's retirement from Cambridge he was appointed professor of natural philosophy at the Royal Institution, where he continued his scientific researches, made important organizational and administrative changes, and instituted an enormously popular series of scientific lectures for schoolchildren, many of which he gave himself. These lectures inspired a television series, and made Bragg an admired and recognized public figure. He retired from the R. I. in 1966, and died in July 1971. The letter we are offering here, written six months before Bragg's death, is a response to a query by a member of the television news staff at KOB Radio & Television in Albuquerque, N.M. It contains some profound and thought-provoking statements on the nature and progress of scientific research, and even for the collecting of major science classics: "Fundamental Research: I take it fundamental research means research at the state where it is impossible to think what use it might be. I read an interesting article recently by one of your compatriots in which he traced back the origin of developments which had been of extreme importance in industry. In not a single case could he find that there could have been any idea of their use when it was made. . . . One has to accept the fact, however, that a healthy state of affairs implies research going on just to find out more about nature, without any thought of use. . . . Here I would stress as of primary importance the allocation of the money for research by a wise and competent body able to recognize genius." Fundamental research has a peculiar quality. One does not get so much research for so much money. If one considers all the papers published by the innumerable journals, they always remind me of millions of seeds produced by the elm tree each year, where there is a small chance that any one of them will grow into another elm tree." Some papers are vital and alter the whole course of science, such as Volta's paper on the pile, Rontgen's announcement of his discovery of x-rays, Bohr's paper on the hydrogen spectrum, and coming to recent times the paper by Watson and Crick on DNA. Curiously enough these papers are generally only a few pages long. But, unless a paper has an almost immediate impact in making people think and work in a different way, it is left behind by the march of science and might just as well never have been written. It is too much bother to read it although the work may be quite honest and good. Papers more than 10 years old are only of interest to the historian of science because science grows on the surface like a coral reef. I estimate that only one in 100 of published papers are viable in the sense that they influence science and I think this is probably on optimistic estimate because one in 1000 is more realistic. The furtherance of science therefore demands that the money shall go to producing viable papers; the efficiency with which it is spent depends far more on this than on anything else, so I think the way that the money is allocated therefore far outweighs in importance any other consideration. . . ." Phillips, "William Lawrence Bragg," in Thomas & Phillips, eds., Selections and Reflections: The Legacy of Sir Lawrence Bragg, pp. 1-69.

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      Methuen Children' Books, London, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Near Fine. Illustrator: Ernest H.Shepard. First Thus. Size: octavo (standard book size). 262 pages. One double page ,12 full page and numerous text illustrations all in colour. Although first published in 1908 the first with Shepard illustrations was published in 1931. It was later published with 8 coloured plates in addition to the line drawn illustrations and in 1971 was published by Methuen Childre's books with a complete set of coloured illustrations by the then 90 year old Shepard . The dust jacket shows light shelf wear and the spine is slightly darkened. The book itself with its brown cloth and bind stamped image of Mr Toad is clean and sound with no defects of note. Overall a very collectable copy. (See images) Illustrator: Ernest H.Shepard. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: England; ISBN: 0416169805. ISBN/EAN: 9780416169805. Inventory No: 19749..

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      (CHAMBERLAIN, JOHN). Chamberlain, John. RAND PIECE - SIGNED BY JOHN CHAMBERLAIN. Signed by the Artist. NP (Los Angeles ?): Self-Published, 1971. First Edition. 4to. Plastic Report Cover. Artist's Book. Near Fine. Thirty-five individual 8 1/2 x 11" bond sheets printed offset recto only, in a translucent fluorescent orange plastic report cover with a blue plastic clamp spine (as issued), no illustrations. "Rand Piece" is the printed form of John Chamberlain's contribution to the historic 1971 Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition "Art and Technology". It consists of excerpted responses by employees of the noted Southern California think-tank The Rand Corporation to a questionnaire submitted by the artist. The piece was mounted on the walls during the exhibition, with Chamberlain subsequently self-publishing an extremely limited edition of these responses to be distributed to the Rand participants. For further details, see the catalog "Art and Technology" by Maurice Tuchman. Edition size is not known, but surviving copies are truly rare. A most handsome example of this elusive conceptual document whose plastic binder remains remarkably fresh BOLDLY SIGNED by John Chamberlain in purple ink on the title page at the time of publication. 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: 023336

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        Organometallic Chemistry

      Royal Society of Chemistry, 1971. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60232927; EAN: 9780851865010

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        Angle of Repose.

      New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1971 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Upper hinge cracked but holding; an excellent copy in the slightly soiled price-clipped jacket with some nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing of the Winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Presentation copy, inscribed on the title page: "To Florence [?], cordially, Wallace Stegner."

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        Encyclopédie de l'Islam Tome III H-Iram BRILL 1975

      BRILL. Hardcover. B004K86DYU Brill; Leiden, 1971. Hardcover. Near Fine in gilt embossed full deep green buckram binding, slight use/soiling to page edges else clean and tidy. No Dustwrapper as issued. Text in French. Tall 8vo[octavo or aprx 7 x 10.5 inches], 877pp. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire . Very Good.

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        The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969

      New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1971. First edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket, with the jacket showing light wear, lifting of the laminate, slight soiling. This copy lengthily and warmly inscribed by Johnson on the dedication page: "To ---------, with the hope you will enjoy these pages. Best wishes for a good and peaceful New Year." The recipient was a well-known executive in the advertising industry. The vast majority of the signed examples of this title are via either a tipped-in page or a bookplate; a copy personally inscribed by Johnson is quite rare.

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        Deutsche Volksmärchen seit Grimm. Textgestalt nach d. Niederschrift von. Bearb. von Elfriede Moser-Rath

      Frankfurt a.M. ; Hamburg : Fischer-Bücherei, 1971.. 120 S. ; Kl.-8°, kart. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Seiten alters- und papierbedingt leicht gebräunt K16615 ISBN 3436013684.

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        Gold HOF Plaque Post Card Signed: ?Satchel Paige? in the upper right. Paige had started to sign in the upper left, but when the ink started to skip, he switched to the other corner. Color, 3.5? x 5.5?. Fine condition

      n.p., n.d. "In 1971, Leroy Robert ?Satchel? Paige (1906-1982) became the first HOF member elected by the new Baseball Hall of Fame Committee on Negro Baseball Leagues. Paige pitched in the Negro Leagues from 1926-1947, amassing hundreds of victories. In an exhibition game, he once struck out 21 major leaguers. Paige didn't pitch in the Major Leagues until 1948 when he helped the Cleveland Indians win the American League pennant. He excelled in relief and, on the St. Louis Browns, became the American League?s leading relief pitcher in 1952 at age 46, winning 12 games and saving 10. Paige came back to pitch his last game in 1965 at the age of 59 (three scoreless innings for the Kansas City Athletics)."

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        Original Poster: Free Angela Davis Now!

      New York: New York Committee to Free Angela Davis, [n.d. but ca.1971]. Poster produced by the NY Committee to Free Angela Davis, reproducing a well-known and often-used black & white image of Davis in a dashiki. We note variations of the poster in the Rossman Family Collection at the OMCA, and an example of the present copy held at the LOC; none others in the trade (2014) or noted at auction. A1. Original lithographed poster, measuring 42.5cm x 54.5cm (16.75" x 21.5"). White stock, with black and white photographic image at center, with text printed in black at lower margin. Rolled, else Fine.

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        The Secret Birthday Message

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. 1971. First. First edition. Thin quarto. Fine in very good dustwrapper with some tears and age-toning. Signed by the author, "June 1972 With love, Eric Carle," and below it he has drawn a cheerful sun. A nice copy of this children's book, with all of the die-cut pages undamaged and in fine condition. .

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        Do You Want to Be My Friend?

      Thomas Y Crowell 1971 - Second Printing -- Signed by Carle on front end paper verso. Decorative yellow cloth with patterned end papers. Priced ($4.50) jacket has laminate peel on rear -- no chips, no tears. A 1971 Children's Spring Festival Honor Book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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