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        Parade at Persepolis / Parade a Persepolis: Celebration of the 2,500th Anniversary of the Founding of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great

      Government of Iran, October 1971.. Paperback. 22.5 x 31.5cm. Unpaginated (about 194 pages). Languages: English, French, Farsi. Gorgeously illustrated with paintings and photographs of soldiers, cavalry, and officials from classical Persia up to the 1970s, the closing days of pre-revolution Iran. The 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire consisted of an elaborate set of festivities that took place on 12-16 October 1971 on the occasion of the 2,500th anniversary of the founding of the Iranian monarchy (Persian Empire) by Cyrus the Great. The intent of the celebration was to demonstrate Iran's long history and to showcase its contemporary advancements under Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. The event was attended by major royalty and heads of state from around the world. For more information see,500_year_celebration_of_the_Persian_Empire. Official publication. The contents are in near fine condition, with a couple of pages coming slightly loose. The wraps are near fine with minor signs of shelfwear. Inscription in pen in Farsi to the rear free endpaper. Very rare, historically interesting document. Bookseller ref 182. .

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      London: The Arcadia Press, 1971. First Edition, One of 265 Numbered Copies only, Signed on the Title-Page by Field-Marshall Montgomery of Alamein. Illustrated with a profusion of photos, maps, and diagrams. Thick royal 8vo, publisher’s original full black crushed morocco lettered in gilt in compartments of the spine, decorated with military insignia and a facsimile of Montgomery’s signature on the upper cover in gilt, gilt decorated turn-ins, a.e.g., in a protective cloth slipcase. xiii, 406, index pp. A mint copy. FIRST EDITION, LUXURIOUSLY BOUND AND SIGNED BY MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN. A BEAUTIFUL AND VERY FINE COPY. The first combined edition of these two works, issued on the anniversary of the battle at El Alamein.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        ICONS OF CYPRUS. Signed limited edition

      London, The Arcadia Press, 1971.. DELUXE EDITION LIMITED TO 265 NUMBERED COPIES (250 for sale), IN A SPECIALLY DESIGNED BINDING BY ZAENSDORF OF LONDON FOR ARCADIA PRESS, THIS BEING NUMBER 151, SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE BY ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS. 4to, approximately 330 x 250 mm, 13 x 9¾ inches, tipped in colour plate as frontispiece and 84 high quality coloured illustrations of byzantine icons, including 17 tipped in, and many full page of which 26 printed on gold background, plus a double page black and white map of the island, interesting Preface by Makarios, introduction with historical background and commentary throughout by Papageorgiou, pages: (2), 132 including index, bibliography and list of illustrations, the second title page printed red and some red initials in the text. Bound in full crushed red morocco, large gilt and black pictorial design on upper cover, gilt lettering to spine on small black panel with gilt decoration at top and bottom, all edges gilt, red marbled endpapers. A Fine crisp clean copy, a touch faded on the spine, lacking original publisher's box. First published in Geneva by Nagel and in London the same year by Barrie and Jenkins, this deluxe edition of small limitation is signed boldly in red ink on the title page by Archbishop Makarios. The evolution of icon painting on the island of Cyprus is described from pre Byzantine times to the 16th century by Athanasius Papageorgiou who at the time of publication was Curator of Ancient Monuments in Cyprus. After the Turkish invasion and occupation of Northern Cyprus in 1974 many thousands of icons and other church art and artefacts were looted and stolen and sold around the world and Athanasius Papageorgio devoted the rest of his life to recovering and restoring the missing items, some of which feature in this book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Lay Down My Sword and Shield (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author. REVIEW COPY with a publisher's slip and promotional letter laid in. Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. The author's third book.& 2000.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Lay Down My Sword and Shield

      NY: Crowell. (1971). The third of Burke's early novels, published by Crowell, who was not well-established as a publisher of fiction. Signed by the author. Small spot to lower rear board, a bit of offsetting to endpages; very near fine in a very near fine dust jacket with just a bit of loss of crispness to the edges. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Secret Birthday Message

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1971.. First edition. Thin quarto, original illustrated boards. With the original die cuts present. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. A very sharp copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Vantage Point Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969

      New York; (1971): Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inscribed by president Johnson on his presidential bookplate affixed to the half-title, additionally inscribed by Ernest McFarland below Johnson's bookplate. McFarland was an American politician and was the only Arizonan to serve in the highest office in all three branches of Arizona government; two at the state level and one at the federal level. He was a Democratic Senator, before serving as Governor of Arizona and later, Chief Justice on the Arizona Supreme Court. Provenance: Given to John B. Haldiman, a major Arizona politician, as a Christmas gift from Earnest McFarland whom had it inscribed to Haldiman by President Johnson.636pp., bound in red cloth, lettering gilt over blue to upper board and spine, in unclipped dust jacket very lightly rubbed along the edges. A very nice copy with letter of provenance laid in.. First Edition. Thick Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Andromeda Strain (Original screenplay for the 1971 film)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1971. Cinescript (and Final Script) for the 1971 film, "The Andromeda Strain," directed by Robert Wise, adapted for the screen by Nelson Gidding, and starring Arthur Hill. Based on the novel by Michael Crichton, who shot to international stardom on the heels of the film's success. & & In the unusual "preface" found in this screenplay, Robert Wise describes the "cinescript" as follows: " amplified screenplay, which uses the written page in a cinematic form to convey the total 'look' of a film. This method, incorporating illustrations, diagrams, 'schema' technique, computerized animations, multi-screen effects, and printouts, was suggested by the unique style of Crichton's novel, and retains it in translation to the screen. In a complex film, the advantage of a cinescript over the established screenplay format is a closer approximation for the reader of what will be seen on the screen." This technique continues into the script's appendix, with a map, facsimile documents, and scanner readouts, along with a chronology of events, notes regarding costumes, etc. & & Red studio wrappers and stamped "A Robert Wise Production" on the front wrapper. Holograph notation of crew member Eddie Keys' name at the top left corner. Title page present, with screenwriter and novelist credits for Gidding and Crichton, respectively. 173 pages, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/22/1970 and 3/6/1970, followed by the unusual addition of the fifteen-page Appendix, with yellow pages, numbered I through XV. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good with a small dampstain at one corner and some wear to the yapped fore-edges, bound with two gold brads. Laid in is a call sheet for the 72nd day of shooting (May 15, 1970). A deluxe and uniquely-designed script for one of the most influential and enduring science fiction films of the 1970s.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-shafted Woodpecker, Lewis Woodpecker, Red-breasted Woodpecker. From "The Birds of America" (Amsterdam Edition) [Pl. 416]

      Amsterdam and New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1971-72. Colour-printed lithograph, on fine hand-made paper. Excellent condition. 37 1/8 x 24 3/8 inches. 26 3/4 x 39 7/8 inches (approx). 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.

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        Les chênes qu'on abat.

      Gallimard 1971 - - Gallimard, Paris _1971, 13x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 80 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Très bel exemplaire. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2070 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Story for Sara. What Happened to a Little Girl

      NY: Albondocani Press, 1971. Oblong 12mo. (18)ff. One of twenty-six lettered copies, signed by Gorey. An ironic tale, illustrated Gorey's characteristic drawings. What happened to the little girl was not very nice, but then again, neither was she. Some slight fading to spine and the faintest trace of soil to front cover, else very fine in yellow illustrated wrappers. (Toledano A41a).

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        Pale Gray for Guilt (First American Hardcover Edition, signed)

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1971. First American edition in hardcover in a first issue jacket, with a code of 971 at the top right corner of the front flap, and a price of $5.50 at the bottom of same. INSCRIBED by the author on a generic bookplate tipped in at the title page. Bookplate of noted collector Duke Collier on the front flyleaf. & & Fine and unread in an about Fine, minutely rubbed dust jacket. As sharp a copy of this Lippincott series title as we have seen.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Il manifesto.

      Subject: (Giornali). Roma, 1971, A. I, dal n 1 (28 aprile) al 27, 29/52, 54/128, 130/135, 137/150, 152/168, 170/207. Sembrerebbero mancare solo sei numeri all'annata completa, ma vi sono alcuni 'doppi' (ma diversi) ed altri (ad es. il 28) non sono mai usciti. 1972, A. II n 1/26, 28/30, 30bis, 31 (due n. diversi), 32/34, 36/106, 108, 110/113, 115, 116, 119/141, 143/151, 153/157, 160.

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        The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol

      Other Scenes Inc, New York,, 1971. by John Wilcock and a Cast of Thousands. Quarto. Original wrappers, titles to upper wrapper in white. Photos by Shunk-Kender and others. Light rubbing to corners First Edition, First Printing. Signed on the title page by Andy Warhol.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Crossing the Water. [Proof and Trade editions]

      London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 1971., 1971. FIRST EDITION. Octavo pp. 64. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt titles to spine in original cream dust jacket. Absolutely fine. Together with a mint copy of the scarce uncorrected proof in green wraps.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        El Alamein to the River Sangro: Normandy to the Baltic

      Arcadia Press 1971. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. First Arcadia signed limited edition of 1971, one of only 265 copies. SIGNED by Montgomery. Illustrated, original full niger morocco in slip-case. Truly exceptional copy. Mint in a like mint original matching black slip-case. Superb and scarce.

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        Plakat - Max Bill, Galerie im Erker am Gallusplatz, St. Gallen, 18 September - 20. November 1971. Siebdruck.

      1971 1971 - 62 x 78 cm, Tadellos, A Vom Künstler rechts unten signiert. 1000 gr.

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        The Vantage Point Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969

      Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York; (1971) - Inscribed by president Johnson on his presidential bookplate affixed to the half-title, additionally inscribed by Ernest McFarland below Johnson's bookplate. McFarland was an American politician and was the only Arizonan to serve in the highest office in all three branches of Arizona government; two at the state level and one at the federal level. He was a Democratic Senator, before serving as Governor of Arizona and later, Chief Justice on the Arizona Supreme Court. Provenance: Given to John B. Haldiman, a major Arizona politician, as a Christmas gift from Earnest McFarland whom had it inscribed to Haldiman by President Johnson.636pp., bound in red cloth, lettering gilt over blue to upper board and spine, in unclipped dust jacket very lightly rubbed along the edges. A very nice copy with letter of provenance laid in. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        The Vantage Point: Perspectives on the Presidency

      New York, Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1971. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. While most copies appear to be signed by autopen on bookplates, this copy is signed by the hand of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the book itself. Fine in a fine price-clipped jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Beloved Feeds

      Paris & New York: Leon Amiel, , 1971. Etching with aquatint in colours and addition of gold paint on Arches script paper. Sheet size: 565 x 380 mm. Presented float mounted in a light ash box frame with UV glass. Fine condition. Edition of 250. Signed lower right in pencil by Dali and numbered lower left. Issued as one of twelve prints from the Song of Songs of Solomon portfolio.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Kishin Shinoyama. Olele Olala,

      Shueisha, Tokyo, 1971. paperback. fine. Shinoyama's inimitable look at the decadence of Rio at Carnival time. An unsung innovator in color photography, this book pre-dates his three masterpieces in the medium, Hareta Hi (A Fine Day), 1975; The Meaning of the House, 1975 and Paris, 1977.

      [Bookseller: artecontemporanea_com]
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      Knopf, 1971. First Edition (first printing). The third novel by the author of THE WRECKAGE OF AGATHON, a comic and yet grotesque revision of the BEOWOLF story. Includes a letter to booksellers from Knopf introducing the book and the layout for an advertisement that appeared in the New York Times Book Review on October 31, 1971. Very Nearly Fine in a Fine dust jacket but for two tiny folds to the rear jacket flap -- a very clean copy. Inscribed by Gardner on a page prior to the half-title page as follows: " To George & Kate/Best wishes/John Gardner." This book is from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971 First Edition of this highly-regarded Lew Archer mystery Signed by Ross Macdonald on the front free endpaper. A fine copy in 1/4 black cloth over orange paper covered boards, gilt titles to the spine in a just about fine pictorial dustwrapper. 8vo. 273 pp. A wonderful copy of this MLC 5 Dagger Classic. Adapted into film with Peter Graves as Archer. Pronzini & Muller, 1001 Midnights. Very uncommon signed.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        L'Hospital de Santa Creu i de Sant Pau (with an Aquatint on Arches Wove by Pablo Picasso)

      L'Hospital de Santa Creu i de Sant Pau. Barcelona, Editorial Gustau Gili, 1971. 4to. One of 182 numbered copies with 1 aquatint on Arches wove by Pablo Picasso ("Buste d'homme barbu au chapeau", Bloch 2014, Bauer 1989B, 30x23 cm), signed in red pencil and numbered 111/182. In original slipcase. Text and aquatint clean and in very good condition. Ref: Cramer 151.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Max and the Wild Things having a Rumpus

      New YorK: Harper & Row,, 1971. Sheet size: 26.5 x 58.0 cm. Original process lithograph on white wove paper. Excellent condition. Presented in a lime wax frame with UV glass. Edition of 200. Signed in pen by Sendak lower right. This image from Where the Wild Things Are was created in 1971 as part of a project with 19 different images from eight different books comprising Maurice Sendak's favorite images that he felt could exist on their own without text, for framing or hanging on the wall.

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        A SORT OF LIFE

      London: The Bodley Head, 1971 First edition, first prnt. Signed by Greene on the title page. Dustjacket with touched corners, minimal rubbing on spine folds and faint beginning toning on the flaps' topedges. Fine condition in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover.Signed by Author. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        DIE DARMSTADTER PESSACH-HAGGADAH: Codex Orientalis 8 der Hessischen Landes- und Hochschulbibliothek Darmstadt; erläutert u. mit Anmerkungen versehen von Joseph Gutmann, Hermann Knaus, Paul Pieper u. Erich Zimmermann

      Berlin, Propylaen Verlag, 1971.. 2 volumes complete set, Volume I containing the facsimile of a mediaeval Hebrew Haggadah, Volume II containing studies and notes in English and German, LIMITED EDITION OF 600 COPIES, THIS BEING No. 56. 1971-1972. Folios, 360 x 260 mm, 14 x 10¼ inches, the facsimile volume contains 58 unnumbered leaves, 9 with decorated initial word panels, and 15 with beautiful part or full page miniatures around the initial letters, all in vibrant colours and gold leaf, tissues laid in to protect miniatures. 2 further full page miniatures on the last 2 leaves are not connected with the text but represent the Courtly Chase and the Fountain of Youth. Volume II contains 129 pages. Both volumes bound in quarter brown calf and cream cloth, spine of Volume I with blind stamped decoration, Volume II with blind stamped title, each in original cloth bound slipcase. Covers to Volume I slightly foxed along the edges, slipcase to Volume I also foxed, otherwise a very good clean tight set. The manuscript had been issued in facsimile in 1927 in an edition of 350 copies but "the quality of its reproduction in no way matches up to present-day technical standards" (Introduction). Originating in the 13th century this manuscript was probably produced in the late 14th or early 15th century. The scribe Israel Ben Meir from Heidelberg signs his name in the colophon on folio 56v. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Ndedema-A Documentation of the Rock Painting of the Ndedema Gorge. Plus The Antelope Cult Os the Prehistoric Hunters of South Africa.PLUS 2 Signed letters((PAGER)

      Akademische Druck- u Verlagsanstalt, Graz-Austria 1971 - Ndedema.A Documentation of the Rock Paintings of the Ndedema Gorge.With a Foreward by Professor Raymond A Dart and contributions by Dr R.J.Mason and R.G.Welbourne.The Ndedema Gorge.only 5.5km long,is the richest rock art area in the Republic of South Africa,and this volume is a unique documentary record of the 3909 individual paintings housed in its 17 rock shelters.This is a magnificent representation of the quanity and quality of the discoveries within the rock shelters. xiii plus 375 pages with numerous colour illustrations including folding plates.Maps and location data.Original grey illustrated cloth with dustcover. Standard work of reference.Odd spot to dustcover- contents very clean throughout. Weight 3.75kgs . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quathlamba Winds Books]
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        Camden's Britannia 1695

      South Devon House, Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles Reprints, 1971 With an introduction by Professor Stuart Piggott and bibliographical note by Gwyn Walters. A facsimile of the 1695 edition published by Edmund Gibson. In quarter modern speckled calf with red marbled boards. Internally, no inscriptions etc, half title, title page withing double ruled lines, (cxcv), 13, [1], [2], [33], [1], [1], 2-1116 pp, [1], [18] Annals, [24] index, [2] appendix, text block edges uncut, most pages uncut (unread!) Camden, historian and herald & Gibson, bishop of London. See ODNB.

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        The Fly on the Wall

      NY: Harper & Row. (1971). Hillerman's second book, a mystery set among political reporters in a fictional state capitol; Hillerman himself had been, according to the publisher, "a longtime political reporter." This is one of his only mysteries that is not a Navajo tale. Inscribed by the author to a Harper & Row sales rep: "To ___ _______ again - In hopes he can have similar success unloading this one, Regards, Tony Hillerman." Hillerman's first book, The Blessing Way, was published in 1970 and although he was a completely unknown author and the book had an unusual subject matter for the time -- a murder mystery set on an Indian reservation, and involving an Indian policeman as its protagonist -- it had sold well enough to go into at least five printings in the first year and be resold for a paperback edition. Clearly Hillerman was hoping for similar success here, although it would be more than a decade before he experienced much in the way of additional commercial success for his novels. Slight spine lean; very near fine in a near fine, mildly spine and edge-sunned dust jacket with slight wear to the spine extremities. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Fly on the Wall (First Edition, review copy)

      New York: Harper and Row, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with publisher's slip laid in. Fine in a bright, Very Good plus dust jacket with light rubbing and shallow creasing at spine ends and soil to the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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. Artists' 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: 021221&

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        Kunst der Sechziger Jahre 5. Erweiterte Auflage - Art of the Sixties 5th Revised Edition

      Cologne: Wallraf-Richarts Museum, 1971. Fifth revised edition. The most complete and best edition of this extraordinary production. Text in German and English and illustrated throughout with tipped in color plates from a wide range of artists like Oldenburg, Johns, Lichtenstein, Twombly, Stella, Judd, Dine, Warhol and many others. A fine copy of this elaborate production bound with a plexiglass binding with plastic covers.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Kunst der sechziger Jahre 5. erweiterte Auflage. Art of the Sixties 5th revised edition

      Wallraf-Richartz Museum. 5th Revised. Unknown Binding. Very Good. Koln: Wallraf-Richartz Museum, 1971. 5th Revised edition. Acrylic post bound hardcover. 222 pp. Fine, no dust jacket, as issued. 92 artists represented with 209 colored plates. Artists images printed on clear acrylic pages, followed by color plates of the artist's work. Text in German and English.

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        THE VANTAGE POINT: PERSPECTIVES OF THE PRESIDENCY 1963-1969 Inscribed to Cyrus Vance

      New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, (1971). First Edition. Hardcover. Typical wear to this terrible choice for a binding with some separation of the covers. Most copies of this scarce book that we have seen over the years have been heavily repaired or rebound. This copy is untouched and still about Very Good and with a great inscription. Very Good in a Fine clamshell box. Bound in publisher's flimsy and impractical padded red leather housed in a custom-made cloth clamshell box. Illustrated with photographs. Copy #47 of 300 SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. In addition, LBJ has filled the dedication page with an absolutely superb INSCRIPTION to his Deputy Secretary of Defense: "To/Cy Vance/Loyal sturdy wise/a good man to have as friend/and associate--/from his friend/Lyndon B. Johnson Xmas 71." Vance's ownership signature is on the front endpaper. He is cited about 20 times in the index. Cyrus Vance was general counsel of the Defense Department and then the Secretary of the Army during the John F. Kennedy administration when units were sent to northern Mississippi in 1962 to protect James Meredith and ensure that the court-ordered integration of the University of Mississippi took place. As Deputy Secretary of Defense under Johnson, he first supported the Vietnam War but by the late 1960s changed his views and resigned from office advising the president to pull out of South Vietnam. In 1968 he served as a delegate to peace talks in Paris and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. Serving as Secretary of State in the Jimmy Carter administration, Vance was heavily instrumental in Carter's decision to return the Canal Zone to Panama and in the Camp David Accords agreement between Israel and Egypt. Vance resigned in opposition to Carter's plan, which eventually failed, to rescue the Iranian hostages. In the movie ARGO, Vance was portrayed by actor Bob Gunton.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Story For Sara: What Happened to a Little Girl (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Albondocani Press, 1971. First edition. Small softcover. Copy 88 from an edition of 300 numbered copies. A fine copy in wrappers and with the original prospectus laid in. Signed by Gorey on the limitation page. A fresh copy. Toledano A41b.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Miro / Miró Peintures Sur Papier - Dessins (Derriere Le Miroir 193 / 194), 1971, one of 150 SIGNED

      Paris: Maeght Editeur. 1971. Hardcover. Very Good. No. 66 / 150 signed copies. Folio, lithograph heavy wraps housed in black paper-covered hard chemise and slipcase with printed label in yellow on front of case. 15 x 11 inches; 38.5 x 28 cm.. pp (6), 31 (3), with the outer wrapper being a color lithograph by Miro, and while the colophon mentions only three original lithographs this whole book is printed in colors and hard to tell the lithographs from the rest of the book. Assume complete. VG copy with light wear to slipcase and chemise and the versos of the plates show some old tape marks and stains (some tanning) and some abrasions, presumably from the removal of tape (perhaps these were either framed or hung up loosely at some point), but the main point we should stress is that none of the tape stains or marks are visible from the plate side; the images themselves seem absolutely fine. RARE; no copies have appeared at auction of the limited edition. Although not stated this appears to be the limited edition of DLM 193-194.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        18 poems from the Quechua

      A special Christmas presentation copy to an unnamed recipient, with a rare and beautiful, original pen & ink signed drawing by the poet, (he studied painting at Yale with Josef Albers), a Christmas tree ornament design for the head of a listening angel. Done in profile on the half-title page in black ink, hook attached to an evergreen tree branch, it is reminiscent of Magritte or Cocteau but with a spiritual quietude and grace all its own; inscribed in his hand around the circumference, "but only God can make a Xmas tree", and signed by him, Mark, Antonia, Jessica, New York City, (he was teaching at Columbia University), December 1971 (2 months after book was issued), ending with an exclamation mark. Mark Strand has also signed under his printed name on the title page in black ink, in his customary style. CONDITION DETAIL: Presentation: Fine. Pages: clean and fresh except for a top corner crease to flyleaf (first blank page). Endpapers: slight 4 mm scrape to rear free endpaper. Textblock: clean. Boards: fox spots: some soiling. Binding: true and excellent. PRESENTATION: a finished drawing with integrated, signed Christmas inscription, carefully done as a gift for an unnamed recipient. (Jessica is his daughter: the book is dedicated to her. Antonia was his first wife.) Mark Strand initially studied art and painting in college, receiving a BFA from Yale. FORMAT: Publisher's natural woven cloth boards sewn with sky blue endpapers, upper board with a stamped gilt frame, title in gilt letters; issued without a book jacket. SIZE: 196 x 131 mm (7.72 x 5.16 inches). PAGINATION: Confirmed complete; 29 pages; [5] pages, includes contents and justification pages. Mark Strand has a lifelong interest in the literature of South America, in part because he spent some of his formative years as a teenager living in Peru, Mexico and Columbia where his father was working. This is his first book of translations and has 18 short poems reworked from Quechua literature. The longest poem in the volume is 7 stanzas over 2 pages, another is 6 stanzas over 2 pp. Otherwise poems don't exceed 1 page. BACKGROUND: Classical Quechua was the language of the Incas from the 15th century until their demise, though the family of languages identified as Quechua is much older: it is the most widely spoken language today among the indigenous peoples of the Americas, particularly in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. REFERENCE: Arias Larreta, Literaturas aborigines. Lara, La poesía quechua; Salazar Bondy, Poesía quechua; Soleguren, Poesía del Perú; Harrison, Signs, Songs and Memory in the Andes; Payne, She-Calf and Other Quechua Folk Tales. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. 

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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      Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1971. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. One of 250 copies of the signed, limited edition of Bukowski's first novel. Book is about Near Fine with very little fading to the spine, no previous ownership markings and a sharp text block. Minor discoloration at top and bottom of book, where the glassine didn't cover, leaving rust spots and soiling along board edges. Publisher's original glassine jacket also about Near Fine with a few small tears at the top of the spine and some rubbing. Overall a solid copy of an uncommon book. & & "Post Office" is a largely autobiographical account of Bukowski's time working for the US Postal Service from 1952 until 1969, when he was offered $100 a month for life from John Martin, editor of Black Sparrow Press, to write full time. First appearance of Bukowski's famous anti-hero Henry Chinaski. Housed in a custom slipcase. Additional photos available upon request. Near Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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