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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&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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        Howl, for Carl Solomon

      San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1971. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Quarto. [ii], 43pp. One of two hundred seventy-five copies printed from Goudy Modern type on handmade paper by Robert Grabhorn & Andrew Hoyem in the summer of 1971. The cover illustration is printed on cloth from a drawing by Robert LaVigne. A Fine copy signed on the title-page by the author. // "This book comprises the text of 'Howl' as it was published in 1956 with recent minute revisions by the author and the addition of a related poetic fragment 'The Names', written in 1957, published in the 'Paris Review' for Spring 1966 and here first collected with the poem. Image or additional images available upon request

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        Original Self Portrait Photograph taken by Ginsberg, Captioned and Signed, 4to, Australia, March 24, 1971

      Very Good. This image of Ginsberg is a facial close up taken at "arms length." On the thin white margin he describes the image and signs. "Summit Agers Rock self portrait arms length, March 24, 1971." He signs, "Allen Ginsberg." Ginsberg traveled throng Australia in 1971.

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        HOWL And Other Poems [ Signed with a Drawing ]

      San Francisco, CA: City Lights Pocket Bookshop. 1971. First Edition; Twenty-Fourth Printing. Softcover. Very Good in wrappers. First Printing stated. ; Signed with a drawing by Allen Ginsberg ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        BLACK SUN. Signed

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1971 First Edition Inscribed by Edward Abbey on the front free endpaper. 'To ...All the best! Edward Abbey, Santa Fe 11/26/88'. A fine copy in black cloth, yellow titles in an essentially fine bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper. 8vo. 159 pp. A particularly handsome copy of Abbey's fourth novel.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Andria - Commedia publio Terenzio Afro Albrecht Durer {Italian}

      Bodoni 1971. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/Fine. First Edition, Bodoni Verona 1971. Numero 139 of 160 in Italian (others in English and German). Fine copy in original quarter vellum, illustrations Albrecht Durer. Glassine wrapper also fine. Lacks slip-case.

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        The Wizard of the Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore

      London: Gollancz, 1971-1973.. First editions, first printings of each of the three novels in the author's acclaimed Wizard of Earthsea triology. Octavo, 3 volumes. Each copy is signed by the author. An excellent set in dust jackets.

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        A Wizard of Earthsea; The Tombs of Atuan; The Farthest Shore [3 volume set]

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1971; 1972; 1973 3 volume set, inscribed by author to Greg Gatenby, Toronto author and past artistic director of The Toronto Harbourfront Reading Series, and dated Oct. 22, 1994, on the front blank, with Greg's small signature at the head. Brown, blue, and mauve cloth respectively, 3rd volume with map endpapers. All in very good, relatively clean, price-intact dust jackets. Boards slightly bowed, otherwise very good, collectible copies. A tale of wizards, dragons, and shadows. A boy tries certain dangerous powers too soon and unleashes a terrible evil. All 3 volumes are inscribed.. Inscribed by Author. FIRST UK EDITIONS. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo. Book.

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      Sphere Books, London,, 1971. Introduction by John Lennon. Octavo. Perfect bound square paperback. Original printed wrappers. Edges rubbed, spine faded, a couple of creases to lower wrapper. First Sphere edition one year after the Peter Owen printing. Signed by both Lennon and Ono on the front free endpaper. Copies of this title are known bearing the signatures of rock's best known couple but are by no means common.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Okinawa, Sequel: Sentimental Journey

      Tokyo: Privately printed, (1971). Small crease to the upper edge of the text block, else near fine in photographically illustrated wrappers as issued.. First Edition. Small oblong octavo. Araki's fourth book, privately published. One of 1000 copies (Koharto 4). SIGNED on the cover by Araki. The sequel to Sentimental Journey, with images of Araki's wife Yoko, and shots of other Araki leitmotifs (naked women, blank Tokyo street scenes, random urban detritus) that have informed the photographer's work for the past 40 years. (Open Book 270).

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        Once Sonnets - Onze Sonnets

      Ides et Calendes 1971. First Edition. Softcover. Fine/No Jacket. Once Sonnets, edition de luxe SIGNED by the artist. This copy one of 10 hors commerce with 12 full page etchings and 12 linocut portraits of Quevedo. Unsewn as issued in publisher's wrappers, with original chemise, slipcase and all still contained in the publisher's original cardboard posting box. MINT. AS NEW

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      1971. Printed 1979. Clark, Larry. Original silver gelatin print, 12 5/8 x 8 3/8 inches. Tipped to mat with window over-mat. Fine.& SIGNED by the photographer in pencil on the blank verso, dated 1971 and numbered 5/25. When Larry Clark reissued TULSA in 1979, he released a special edition of 25 signed copies of this seminal photograph.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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      New York: Lustrum Press, (1971). Near fine in photo-illustrated wrappers.. The correct first edition published as a paperback in 1971. (The hardcover was published in 1979.) SIGNED by Larry Clark. While other photographic books before danced around the edges of Clark's subject matter, Tulsa was the first book of its kind to grapple with poverty, drugs, sex, and disaffection in anything resembling a narrative. Daniel Seymour's financial contributions were crucial to Ralph Gibson's ability to publish this landmark volume. (Roth 208-209; Open Book 272-273).

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      (CLARK, LARRY). Clark Larry. TULSA. New York: Lustrum Press, 1971. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Good +. np, profusely illustrated in b&w. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Long before "Kids", "Another Day in Paradise" and "Bully", Larry Clark's groundbreaking first book was the real thing. A gritty, voyeuristic photo essay of the author's life amongst youthful petty criminals and drug addicts in Oklahoma, "Tulsa" forever changed the landscape of acceptability for the photographic book in the latter half of the 20th Century. An internally bright copy of the 1971 Lustrum Press true first edition (cited on page 260 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume I", pages 272-73 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 25 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter", and pages 208-09 of "The Book of 101 Books") whose wrappers show some noticeable wear and soft creases. It has been priced accordingly. 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: 020750&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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      New York, Larry Clark,, 1971 [ie 1979]. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Photographic illustrations throughout. An excellent copy in lightly corner rubbed dust jacket. Second edition, first printing. Clark's first book had originally been issued as a paperback in 1971. This printing is the first in cloth.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits

      New York:: Cambridge University Press,. 1971.. Reprint. Fine. The definitive work on Torres Straits Islands. 4to, xiv, 422 pp, 10 maps in text, 50 text diagrams, 11 full page plates. Maroon cloth covers. Johnson Reprint Corporation. A six volume set LACKING Vol. 5. Vol. I: General Ethnography, Cambridge University Press, 1935. 421 pp, 11 plates. Vol. II: Physiology and Psychology. CUP, 1901. 223 pp. Vol. III: Linguistics. Sidney H. Ray (ed.). 527 pp. Vol. IV: Arts and Crafts. CUP, 1912. 393 pp, 40 plates. Vol. VI: Sociology, Magic and Religion of the Eastern Islands. CUP, 1908. 316 pp, 30 plates. Very scarce.

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      Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe,. 1971. boards.. A fine copy in fine laminated price-clipped dust jacket. Uncommon in. such nice condition. (#141846). First edition. The U.S. issue with Dufour Editions' distributor label affixed to the title page. The author's first book. The carpet people battle the minions of Fray who live in the underlay.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Carpet People

      UK: Colin Smythe. Gerrards Cross, UK, Colin Smythe, 1971. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is in fine condition and the jacket is near fine. Original jacket protector as issued. Some wrinkling to the jacket as is usual. There's some wear to the jacket surface. The book is signed "To Kevin, best wished, Terry Pratchett" . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1971.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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      London, Methuen Children's Books, 1971.. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE 1971 WITH THE SHEPARD ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR THROUGHOUT. 8vo, 240 x 160 mm, 9½ x 6¼ inches, rust brown cloth with blind stamped vignette of Mr Toad on upper cover, gilt lettered spine, coloured map endpapers, 262 pages. 12 full page coloured illustrations, 1 double page, and numerous coloured illustrations in the text. No inscriptions, tiny bump to lower corners, touch of rubbing to tail of spine. Near Fine clean bright copy in near Fine colour illustrated cream DUSTJACKET, not price clipped, faintly yellowed on spine and along top edges (25 mm, 1" deep), slightly heavier at top of lower panel, no tears or chips. This tale was first illustrated by Shepard in line in 1931. It was reissued in 1959 with 8 new colour plates and all the original line drawings of 1931. In 1970 Shepard was persuaded to colour the line drawings by the publisher and this edition is the result, also incorporating the new plates of 1959. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        History of World Architecture [Complete in Fourteen Volumes]

      Abrams. Hardcover. New York, vd. A near fine complete set of Abrams' exhaustive series on the great epochs in world architecture. Some minimal tanning and a few faint marks of foxing to top edges of pages, jackets have minor edgewear and one scuff to the Mesopotamia volume and rubbing to the front panel of the Gothic volume. Includes Baroque, Renaissance, Pre-Columbian Architecture of Mesoamerica, Oriental, Islamic, Romanesque, Modern, Late Baroque and Rococo, Ancient Architecture of Mesopotamia, Gothic, Neoclassical and 19th Century, Byzantine, Roman and Primitive. A lovely set, now protected in mylar. Prince includes domestic media mail, international shipping will be an extra $125 USD. . Fine. 1971. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        Benjo / Toilet; Mizugi no Yangu Redii-Tachi / Young Ladies in Bathing Suits; Five Girls

      Tokyo: Fukushu-Shudan, Geribara 5, 1971-1972. Just about fine in photo-illustrated wrappers. Very nice copies all.. First Editions. Small quartos. The complete run of three books published by the fabled Geribara 5, a group that followed in the footsteps of Provoke. The second volume, "Young Ladies in Bathing Suits", is SIGNED by Araki in Japanese. (Parr / Badger, v1, 296).

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        Benjo / Toilet

      Tokyo: Fukushu-Shudan, Geribara 5, (1971). Very light wear, else fine in photo-illustrated wrappers.. First Edition. Small quarto. The first of three books published by the fabled Geribara 5, a group that followed in the footsteps of Provoke. This copy SIGNED on the front cover by the group's most famous member, Nobuyoshi Araki, with a drawing of a penis pissing into a toilet. What follows inside is a catalogue of gross Tokyo shit holes and crude bathroom graffiti. Despite the disgusting subject matter, the book is more satiric celebration than a condemnation of public sanitation! (Parr / Badger, v1, 296).

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        Vietnam Inc

      New York: The Macmillan Company, (1971). Fine in a near fine jacket, lightly worn and nicked at the spine heel.. First Edition. Quarto. The scarce issue in cloth; one of about 200 copies printed, although exact specifics remain unknown (one theory purports that hardcover copies were given to members of Congress). One of the most important documents to come out of the Vietnam War in any genre. (Parr / Badger, v2, 250; Open Book 274; Auer 530).

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        The Alphabet of Francesco Torniello da Novara [1517] Followed by a comparison with the Alphabet of Fra Luca Pacioli

      Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1971. Quarto. xxvii, 106pp. One of 160 copies printed on handmade Amalfi paper. This reprint of Torniello's alphabet includes a reproduction of the title page portrait of Torniello, newly engraved after Guillaume Le Signerre by Leonardo Farina; a facsimile of the geometrically-constructed alphabet; and a comparison of Torneillo's roman capitals with those constructed by Luca Pacioli in 1509. First published in 1517, Torneillo's treatise is of interest for his calligraphic improvements of the capital letters, but especially significant because it was the first construction based on a logical system of measurement which he called "punto," or point. With an Introduction by Giovanni Mardersteig; English translation by Betty Radice. A broadside leaf explaining the text, not called for in the bibliography, is laid-in. Very slight darkening along inner hinges from binding glue, else a very fine copy in quarter blue morocco, lettered in gilt, and vellum-colored boards, printed in black on both covers. With fine slipcase. T.e.g.

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        American White Pelican. From "The Birds of America" (Amsterdam Edition) [Pl. 311]

      Amsterdam and New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1971-72. Colour-printed lithograph, on fine hand-made paper. Excellent condition. 37 x 23 1/2 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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        Miro / Miró Peintures Sur Papier - Dessins (Derriere Le Miroir 193 / 194), 1971, one of 150 SIGNED

      Maeght Editeur, Paris 1971 - 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Two Essays on the Decretum of Gratian by Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt and Charles McCurry Together with an Original Leaf Printed on Vellum by Peter Schoeffer at Mainz in 1472. 193 copies printed by Saul & Lillian Marks at The Plantin Press, Los Angeles, Binding by Max Adjarian, Malibu. This is copy number 106.

      Los Angeles: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge / San Francisco: Bernard M.Rosenthal, 1971 - White morocco backed marbled boards, leather title label with gilt lettering to spine. Spine somewhat sunned. With slip case, sunned and sl.damaged. 50.1x34.5cm. (leaf: 48.5x33cm.)

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        The Weight of Franchise Meat (Signed First Edition)

      privately printed, Orange County, CA 1971 - First edition. Softcover. One of only 500 copies. An odd artist's book with black and white photographs of hamburger patties from various fast food chains and restaurants on a small scale. A very good plus copy with some minor spotting to the wrappers. Signed by Cumming on the verso of the front panel and with the Mike Mandel baseball card of Robert Cumming which has also been signed by Cumming. (Parr & Badger v2, 146-147) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        La petite poule d'eau

      Gilles Corbeil Éditeur, Montréal/Paris 1971 - 133 pages. Sous étui. Avec le prospectus illustré de l'éditeur, sous enveloppe, annotations manuscrites au dos de l'enveloppe. Boîtier d'envoi d'origine. Sans les planches de Jean-Paul Lemieux. Exemplaire nominatif, no. 59/200, signé par Gabrielle Roy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion (LILA/ILAB)]
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        [Broadside]: Lobster Sunset Christmas Pageant "Bubble of Atlantis" A Play By Jack Smith

      Jack Smith [New York]: Jack Smith. [circa 1971]. Broadside. Measuring 8.5" x 11". Printed recto only. Tiny bit of wear at one corner, else fine. A flyer for one of the many weekly midnight audience participation plays staged in Jack Smith's apartment, dubbed "The Plaster Foundation." Smith is considered a pioneer in American performance art and underground cinema, and one of the founders of the camp aesthetic. Rare. OCLC locates no copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Nightspawn - SIGNED

      Secker & Warburg, London 1971 - 1st edition, 1st impression hardback in clipped dustjacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Both book and jacket in VG+ condition. No other inscriptions. Author's second book. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mungobooks]
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        The Destruction Business

      Open Gate Books, London 1971 - Small 4to. Pp 96. Original cloth. The unclipped d/w is slightly rubbed head and foot of spine. Inscribed to front free endpaper. A very acceptable copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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