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        The Wood Engravings of... (Introduction by J.M. Richards).

      [London]: Lion and Unicorn Press 1972.. First edition, folio, no. 26 of 500 copies, (22) pp, followed by 113 leaves showing over 400 engravings (three folding), plus five leaves at the end including a chronology. Four page prospectus for this title loosely inserted, patterned endpapers, small booklabel of Raymond and Pamela Lister to paste down. Original coarse burlap, spine browned otherwise a fine copy of the first state binding with reproductions of engravings to both covers, held in a black cloth slipcase, this with some minor marking. A major work printed at the Curwen Press.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Judith: Tragödie in Drei Akten: Lithographien von Max Ernst und Dorothea Tanning. Signed limited edition

      Stuttgart: Manus Press. VG : in very good condition. Slip case with light marking, minor corner wear and small abrasion on lower edge. Signatures of illustrators on final page of contents with publication details. Contents loose as issued. 1972. 165/500. Original orange cloth chemise with slipcase. 50pp :: 12 coloured lithographs on Arches Paper :: 430mm x 300mm (17" x 12") :: Text in German. Signed by Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning .

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        BETWEEN TIME AND TIMBUKTU OR PROMETHEUS-5: A SPACE FANTASY

      New York: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence [New York]: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence,. [1972]. cloth-backed boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#102810). First edition. A collage of Vonnegut's obsessions, characters, and hobbyhorses linked together as a television special script written by David O'Dell and Vonnegut. Special appearances by Bokonon, Dr Paul Proteus, Diana Moon Glampers, and others. The NET production featured Bob and Ray. Pieratt, Huffman-klinkowitz, and Klinkowitz AJ1.

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        Post Captain.

      London: Collins, (1972).. First edition, 8vo, 414 pp. Owner's ink stamp to fly leaf. Original paper boards, d.w. with the slightest of rubbing to corners, an excellent copy.

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        Ben Shahn [Author's Copy]

      New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1972. First Edition. Large square quarto (36cm). Red cloth boards, stamped and lettered in gilt; 373pp; illus. Author's copy, inscribed on front endpaper: "Bernarda Bryson Shahn - my copy - retain." Fine, lacking the dustwrapper.& & The major monograph on Shahn, written and edited by his wife Bernarda and published three years after his death. This is Bernarda Shahn's file copy. Annotations in Bernarda's hand are laid in on small bits of paper; most have to do with the location of various artworks; a few are more detailed, correcting or modifying aspects of the text. There is also a small (ca. 1" x 3/4"), clipped photographic portrait of Bernarda Shahn laid at front free endpaper (as found).

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        Litografo (Lithographies). I - IV

      Barcelona, Ediciones Polígrafa, S. A.,, 1972-81. 4 vols. Quarto. Original cream cloth, titles to spines in black. With the illustrated dust jackets. Housed in the publisher's blue cloth slipcases with the Japanese supplements in blue wrappers. A fine set. First Spanish edition. Miro's catalogue raisonné illustrated with 36 original lithographs including the dust jackets and 882 reproductions in full colour.

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        (Hamburg 1929 - 1995 ebda.). Geburtstagsstrauss für Philip. Radierung von 1972. Signiert und datiert. 27,6 x 20,5 cm.

      Frielinghaus 72,16.- Einer von 10 Probedrucken. In der Platte bezeichnet '6.5.72 1 Geburtstagsstrauss für Philip'.

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        The Water-Method Man

      New York: Random House, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. The second novel from the author of "The World According to Garp." A fine copy in a fine price clipped dust jacket. Signed by Irving on the front free endpaper. Increasingly uncommon in such nice shape.

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        Diane Arbus

      New York: Aperture, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Artist and photographer Bea Nettles copy with her ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Posthumously released monograph on this influential photographer which was done for the retrospective of her career at the Museum of Modern Art. Edited and designed by Marvin Israel and Doon Arbus, who was Diane's daughter. A tight close to near fine copy with some bubbling to the illustrated boards in a very near fine dust jacket. A fresh copy of this classic (Roth 214-215: Parr & Badger v1, 258-259)

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        Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph [RARE VARIANT]

      Aperture & The Museum of Modern Art New York: Aperture & The Museum of Modern Art, 1972. First edition, Second printing. Hardcover. vg. 4to. np. Illustrated paper-covered boards with photographic dust jacket. Square spine (not rounded spine as normally found on the first printing and the replacement second printing). Illustrated with full-page duotones of photographs by Arbus, as well as one photo of herself. Rare variant of the second print run, containing an image that was later withdrawn due to model-release issues: Two girls in identical raincoats, Central Park, N.Y.C. 1969. The entire second press run was to be destroyed by the publishers prior to distribution for this reason. 15 pages of text, edited from tape recordings of a series of classes Arbus gave in 1971 as well as from some interviews and some of her writings. Published in conjunction with the 1972 retrospective staged by MoMA curator John Szarkowski, which attracted more than 7 million viewers. Her 1967 photograph Identical Twins, which illustrates the front cover as well as the dj of this work, is tenth on the list of most expensive photographs. This photo was removed from later printings. Dust jacket verso lightly foxed throughout and small closed tear inside back upper left, at flap crease. Small sticker of previous bookseller on free front endpaper. Slight discoloration to top edge of cover. Overall, fine condition. Diane Arbus (1923-1971), was noted for her portraits of people on the fringes of society such as prostitutes, transvestites, dwarfs, giants, as well as ordinary working class citizens in unconventional poses and settings. Arbus became the first American photographer to be exhibited at the Venice Biennale. "For me the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture. And more complicated. I do have a feeling for the print but I don't have a holy feeling for it. I really think what it is, is what it's about. I mean it has to be of something. And what it's of is always more remarkable than what it is." (Diane Arbus).

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        Learning from Las Vegas

      Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1972.. First edition of this ground breaking work. Folio. Original blue cloth with illustrated frontispiece. Signed by both Robert Venturi (who has added a drawing of Venturi's Mother's House) and Denise Scott Brown. Boards lightly rubbed, else in excellent condition. Lacking the rare glassine dust jacket. "Their insight and analysis, reasoned back through the history of style and symbolism and forward to the recognition of a new kind of building that responds directly to speed, mobility, the superhighway and changing life styles, is the kind of art history and theory that is rarely produced. The rapid evolution of modern architecture from Le Corbusier to Brazil to Miami to the roadside motel in a brief 40-year span, with all the behavioral esthetics involved, is something neither architect nor historian has deigned to notice." [The New York TImes]. A very sharp copy.

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        The North, 121/130

      Enitharmon Press 1972. First Edition. Softcover. Fine/Fine. No. 121 of 130 numbered copies SIGNED by Beckett (ink) and Arikha on all three etchings (pencil). Fine set loose as issued on handmade paper in cloth chemise and matching slip-case, both Fine.

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        The Opening Of The Wisdom-Eye And The History Of The Advancement Of Buddhadharma In Tibet - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

      Wheaton, Il; Madras, India; London: Quest Book/The Theosophical Publishing House. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Signed by Author. 1972. 1st US Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0835602028 . A handsome First US Edition, First Printing in Fine condition in Near Fine, lightly chipped dust-jacket, SIGNED directly on the title page by His Holiness and Nobel Peace Prize winner, the Dalai Lama; "This important book by His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama gives an authentic account of the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. It is hoped that its publication for the first time in the West will contribute to a greater understanding of Tibetan culture" (from the dust-jacket) .

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        Watership Down [Inscribed]

      London: Rex Collings, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. First Impression. 8vo: viii,413,[1]pp, with folding map by Marilyn Hemmett colored in outline. Publisher's cinnamon-colored cloth, spine lettered in gilt, upper cover stamped in gilt with rabbit device; in mustard-colored illustrated dust jacket printed in black, priced £3.50. Inscribed by Adams on the title page: To Miranda Parrish / with best wishes from / Richard Adams / August 1973. Fine (probably unread), binding tight and square, corners firm and sharp, pages clean and crisp; just about Fine jacket with several short closed tears and light soiling to spine panel. Watership Down takes its title from the name of a hill in the north of Hampshire, where Adams grew up (and to which the small band of rabbits journey in their quest to establish a new home as they escape destruction of their warren). The novel, Adams' s first, was rejected by 13 publishers before Rex Collings accepted it, and it has never gone out of print (in fact, it is Penguin Books' s best-selling novel of all time). In the International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, Peter Hunt calls the book "the most successful single postwar animal story, which is almost ironic, considering that Watership Down is a gritty, often frightening tale in which characters die violent deaths or become maimed, and these facts of life are not disguised. Hunt quotes an interview with Adams, in which Adams said of his writing style, "I derived early the idea that one must at all costs tell the truth to children, not so much about mere physical pain and fear, but about the really unanswerable things—what Thomas Hardy called 'the essential grimness of the human situation.'" Adapted into an animated film featuring the voices of John Hurt, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliott and Zero Mostel. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Siddhartha

      First Edition in clean original slipcase. Clean yellow cloth boards with photographic image on front board only, green cloth spine with gold lettering. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with green top page edges. Clean green endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Translated by Hilda Rosner. Printed by the Vail-Ballou Press, Binghamton, NY. 153 pp. Clean yellow cloth covered slipcase with same photo image on one side as appears on front of book, clean unchipped paper summary of book on opposite side, with small price neatly blacked out (still legible as $5.00). No cracking, soiling or wear. A lovely collectible quality book by Nobel Prize winning author Hermann Hesse. This story of a soul's long quest in search of the answer to the meaning of man's existence, it was made into a motion picture in 1972 directed by Conrad Rooks.

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        Informazioni sulla presenza italiana

      Edizioni Incontri Internazionali dArte, Roma, 1972. paperback. fine. Informazioni sulla presenza italiana, Ricognizione sulle opere degli artisti italiani presenti alla 7e Biennale de Paris., Roma, Palazzo Taverna, 25 novembre - 18 dicembre., A cura di Achille Bonito Oliva., Coordinamento di Bruno Corà., , Alighiero Boetti, 12 forme dal 10 giugno 1967, 1970 - Dossier postale, 1969-70, 25 novembre., , Vettor Pisani, Gioconda IV - Leroe da camera - Tutte le parole dal silenzio di Duchamp al rumore di Beuys - Simmetrie: bianco, rosso e verde - nero - Cielo greco, 26 novembre., , Gino De Dominicis, Immortalità, 27 novembre., , Luciano Fabro, Concetto spaziale daprès Watteau, 1967-71 - Corona di piombo, 1968-71 - LItalia doro Alluminio e seta naturale, 1971, 29 novembre., , Mimmo Germanà, XXX, 30 novembre., , Giuseppe Penone, Rovesciare i propri occhi, 1970 - Svolgere la propria pelle, 1970, 1 dicembre., , Pierpaolo Calzolari, Untitled, 1971, 2 dicembre., , Emilio Prini, Venerdì 3 dicembre 1971, ore 18, 3 dicembre., , Gilberto Zorio, Odio-odio, 1971 - Fluidità radicale, 1969 - Pugno fosforescente, 1970-71, 4 dicembre., , Jannis Kounellis, Senza titolo, 1971, 6 dicembre., , Giulio Paolini, Apoteosi di Omero, 1970-71, 7 dicembre., Giorgio Pressburger, La Torre di Babele, 1971, 9 dicembre., , Mario Franco, Lenigma di Isidore Ducasse, 1971, , Umberto Silva, Come ti chiami amore mio?, 1970, 10 dicembre., , Paolo Mussat Sartor, 28 ritratti dartista, 1969-70, 11 dicembre, , Frederic Rzewski, Les Moutons de Panurge, 1970, 13 dicembre., , Marcello Panni, Ascolto della registrazione del 10 ottobre 1971: Bussotti, Sette fogli - Cage, 45 for a speaker, Concerto, Fontana Mix, Aria - Panni, Farben - Leonardi, Musica in corso, 14 dicembre., , Archizoom, No-stop city (residential parking), 1970, 15 dicembre., , Superstudio, Le dodici città ideali, 1971 - Architettura interplanetaria, 1971., 16 dicembre., , UFO, Messieurs les U.F.O. baptisent - Communes Agricoles partout, 1971, 17 dicembre., , Esperienza estetica e lavoro critico: Alberto Boatto, Achille Bonito Oliva, Maurizio Calvesi, Germano Celant, Filiberto Menna, Tommaso Trini., 18 dicembre., , Il ciclo di mostre è stato documentato nel Primo Quaderno del Centro dInformazione Alternativa.

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        Soul and Soul

      Yokohama: Self-published, 1972. First Edition. Square quarto. The first book, self-published in an edition of 1500 copies, by Japanese cult figure Kiyoshi Suzuki. A work of sublime beauty and oddity, recently reprinted by Dutch publisher Noorderlicht (and into a second printing). The book is separated into four sections: the coal mine, midsummer, traveling actors, and after hours. Still, it defies easy categorization, with the overwhelming sensation being not of any specific subject, but rather a deep foreboding. While still little-known in the West, Suzuki's books (especially this one) are highly prized in Japan.OCLC locates 2 copies: one at MoMA, the other at Princeton. (Aperture 188-191). Fine in an almost fine jacket, exceptionally bright, with two faint edge creases at the front flap, a longer crease, hardly visible, also at the front flap, a faint internal crease at the front panel, and a hint of wear at the spine head. Despite the aggressive description, this is the nicest copy I have seen by far.

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        Sämtliche Tragödien und Fragmente. Griechisch-deutsch. Übersetzt von Ernst Buschor u. a. Hrsg. v. Gustav Adolf Seeck

      Mchn./Darmstadt, Heimeran Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1972-1981.. 6 Bde. 8°. 340 (1); 290 (1); 446 (1); 525 (1); 415 (1); 614 (1) S. mit je 1 Frontisp. OLn. In sehr gutem Zustand - (Tusculum-Bücherei. Hrsg.: Hans Färber und Max Faltner) Bd. 1: Alkestis. Medeia. Hippolytos. Bd. 2: Die Kinder des Herakles. Hekabe. Andromache. Bd. 3: Die bittflehenden Mütter. Der Wahnsinn des Herakles. Die Troerinnen. Elektra. Bd. 4: Iphigenie im Taurerlande. Helena. Ion. Die Phönikerinnen. 5. Bd.: Orestes. Iphigenie in Aulis. Die Mänaden. 6. Bd.: Fragmente: Der Kyklop. Rhesos.

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        Huckleberry Finn. Eight Signed Color Lithographs Based Upon Incidents in the Mark Twain Novel

      Paris: Fernand Mourlot, 1972. One of only 200 suites of full-color, 25 by 19 3/4-inch lithographs based on the artist's illustrations for the 1940 Heritage Press edition of the Twain classic. When he was commissioned in 1935 to illustrate the Press's new editions of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, Rockwell visited Hannibal, Missouri, to get a feel for the place where Twain grew up. Expecting urban sprawl to have made the town unrecognizable as the place Twain wrote about, Rockwell found exactly the opposite to be true. In his autobiography, he commented that Hannibal had turned Mark Twain into a kind of cottage industry by naming everything from markets to hotels to barber shops after him. Today, that list would include the Mark Twain Museum, where a number of Rockwell's own paintings for Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer hang on display.& & It is fitting that Rockwell, whose genius lay in his ability to portray an idealized vision of small-town America, and whose paintings often featured children, should have illustrated Huck Finn, the quintessential American coming-of-age tale. At the same time, it is perhaps a surprise that a man who admitted an aversion to life's rougher, seedier aspects would illustrate a novel with such an unsavory cast of characters including murderers, swindlers, drunkards, and thieves. This suite of illustrations, then, represents an intriguing union of two visionary artists whose varying, though essentially sympathetic, depictions of the American experience endure to this day. & & The eight illustrations in this suite include: "Then Miss Watson took me in the closet and prayed"; "Jim got down on his knees"; "Miss Mary Jane"; "My hands shook"; "Your eyes is lookin'"; "Then for three minutes, or maybe four"; "There warn't no harm in them"; and "When I lit my candle." All are printed on handmade Velin d'Arches paper and signed by the artist in a bold hand in the lower right corner. Housed in a tan canvas portfolio with tie straps. Portfolio with the usual "Huckelberry" misspelling to the front cover. Prints and portfolio very fine.

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        [Illustrés Modernes] Variations sur l'imaginaire

      Paris: Club du livre & Philippe Lebaud, 1972. relié. 28x37cm. Edition originale et premier tirage des 20 lithographies originales toutes signées par les artistes, un des 140 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives, seul tirage avec 20 Japon et 30 Auvergne. Reliure en plein box bleu, dos lisse, plats sertis de pièces de box noir mosaïquées, gardes et contreplats de papier façon bois, tête dorée, chemise-étui sans défaut. Présentation de A. Bosquet. Contributions littéraires de E.M. Cioran, J. Cayrol, C. Roy, J. Follain, M.A. Asturias, R. de Obaldia, Guillevic, P. Emmanuel... Signature autographe de chacun des auteurs à la fin de leur texte. Contributions picturales de Man Ray, J. Herold, L. Coutaud, B. Dufour, L. Fini, J. Hélion, F. Labisse, E. Baj, A. Masson, J. Monory, F. Deux... Chaque lithographie est signée par l'artiste. - Club du livre & Philippe Lebaud, Paris _1972, 28x37cm, reliure de l'éditeur sous chemise-étui. - Illustrés Modernes reliure de l'éditeur sous chemise-étui

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        40 Rayographies. 25 Février - 25 Mars 1972

      Paris: Galerie Des 4 Mouvements,, 1972. Quarto. Original stiff wrappers. With the card dust jacket and original glassine. With 65 illustrations. Small nicks to head of dust jacket spine and glassine otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first printing. One of 60 (including 10 hors commerce) copies on Arches paper accompanied with an original Rayograph mounted on veneer over board, signed lower right by Man Ray and numbered lower left. (No. 22 in the catalogue.)

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        SMALL ARCHIVE OF 9 LETTERS FROM PUBLISHER NOEL YOUNG TO HENRY MILLER

      Santa Barbara: Capra Press 1972-79, 1972 Miller, Henry [Capre Press]. SMALL ARCHIVE OF 9 LETTERS FROM PUBLISHER NOEL YOUNG TO HENRY MILLER. A series of 7 [9] typed mainly single page letters mostly on Capra Press letterhead & club sized stationery from Noel Young, editor, to Henry Miller - each letter signed in ink "Noel" - most letters with Miller's initialed notes for various instructions for filing or further action. The letters have much to do with the physical production of Miller's book GREECE published by Capra. With 2 holograph notes on Capra note / memo sized stationery added. 9 item in total. Snippets: 1 - "12 Dec 72 - Dear Henry / No, I've made no arrangement with anyone regarding foreign rights. . . As far as the Greek books go, I'd be eager to publish the Seferis book. . . Of course we're not in the same league as ND but our market is growing with every title. . . I'm sure we could sell 3-5000 copies . . " 2 - "19 Feb 73 - Dear Henry / Here's a Xerox of the Greek Ms which I had typed. I read it with great pleasure and of course now I want to publish it. . . What do you want to call it? REFLECTIONS ON GREECE, GREEKS AND OTHER THINGS???. . . I'M SURE Aidan Ellis will buy this for the United Kingdom. . . With this, and Maurizius and Waters plus Mishima and Eighty, I think I'd like to put out a special HM mailer. . . " Noel adds a handwritten postscript on the side: " Did you like the Durrell Book?" 3 - "21 march 73 - Dear Henry / Ah, the Seferis photos arrived. I'll send them back as soon as I can sit down with them and decide. Wonder if a couple of Anne Poor's ink drawing from GREECE could be begged from Viking?. . . When we get to WATERS REGLITTERIZED I have a gem of a little watercolor you sent me years ago. It suggests a cluster of little boats bobbing in the harbor. I think I'd like to reproduce it in full color . . . 4 - "29 March 73 - Dear Henry / Galley proofs on GREECE will be coming to you in a few days. Meanwhile, the search is on for a good photo of the Hydra harbor. . . . I have a good cover idea. Would you happen to have a close-up photo of you from around 1940 from which I could blow up and extra[ct] only one eye? And into the eye I could put the Hydra harbor scene". With a holograph postscript: "Yes, I'll send you some deluxe copies for Mme Seferiades". 5 - "3 April 73 - Dear Henry / Here are the galley proofs of GREECE. You needn't make a chore of proof-reading at this point. (I'll send you page proofs later.). . . Meanwhile, I'm off to the library for a photo of Hydra Harbor. / This is going to be our best book yet. COLOSSUS has always been my favorite, and this is infected with many of the same elements. 6- "11 April 73 - Dear Henry / Here are the proofs of GREECE. Notice I've used two holograph pages shot with difficulty from the xeroxes. . . Plan to use the photo of Seferis in his garden as a frontispiece and the Bullock photo of you on the colophon page. / I found a dandy photo of the Hydra harbor which I'm inserting into the eye on the cover. . . 7 - "8 Jan 80 - Dear Henry / Yes, more copies of JOEY en route to you. And the staff is being pepped up to go beyond their usual tasks and get something going with the university book stores and junior colleges as you say. America's youth needs to be exposed to Henry Miller just as the last ge neration was. . . I plan to visit Paris and Germany this spring with dummies of the watercolor book. . . With Two handwritten notes on Noel Young's printed Capra Press note stationary with their mailing envelopes: 8 - N.d. [30 June 78] "Dear Henry - / Yes, I sent Rowohlt copies of SEXTET long ago. I'll be happy to send more if he wants them. / Write to the NOBEL INSTITUTE, OSLO NORWAY / I don't know to whom. / I love your piece on Perles, did I tell you? / See you soon, Noel" 9 - N.d. [20 April 79] "Dear Henry / Thanks for the beautiful silk screen print. It's full of brightness - Jelinda now likes her book / In haste with love / Noel" In fine condition. Provenance: PBA /The Personal Archive of Henry Miller Part I Fine Modern Literature Thursday, June 26, 1997.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents.

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        THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA (THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASA NOVA): A complete set of the 16 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS and the 17 LINE DRAWINGS for the book

      [Haarlem, Holland]: [Limited Editions Club], [1972]. Original Art. Fine. Rene Ben Sussan. The complete publisher's archive of 16 ORIGINAL watercolors, some mildly erotic in theme, and 17 ORIGINAL line drawings by Rene Ben Sussan used for the book. The watercolors are 5" x 8" on 7-3/4" x 11-1/4" paper with the line drawings on smaller, various sized sheets. All are lettered in the upper corner in red ink with pencil annotations below the image. Housed in a paper folder from the publisher. Accompanied by an out-of-series copy of the book SIGNED by the artist that was bound upside down. Rene Ben Sussan was active from the 1920s to the 1960s and illustrated many books, including 8 for the Limited Editions Club alone.

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        Erker-Treffen 1

      St. Gallen, Switzerland: Erker Galerie, 1972. Portfolio of 8 texts lithographically reproduced in the authors' own handwriting by Jean Cassou, Max Frisch, Martin Heidegger, Peter Huchel, Eugène Ionesco, Friedrich Georg Jünger, Halldór Laxness and Ezra Pound, with 8 original lithographs by Max Bill, Piero Dorazio, Bernhard Heiliger, Asger Jorn, Giuseppe Santomaso, Toni Stadler, Mark Tobey and Fritz Wotruba, each signed and numbered by the artist on BFK Rives. The portfolio itself is one of 200 numbered copies. Each lithograph is folded down the middle, typically with the text on the left and the image on the right, and loosely inserted into a slipcase. 39 x 28.5 cm. Fine.

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        Avec mes homages

      St. Gallen, Switzerland: Erker Galerie, 1972. Original lithograph by Max Bill (1908-1994) with facing text by Ezra Pound in his own lithographically reproduced handwriting. 39 x 57 cm. The image is one of 200 copies signed and numbered in pencil by Bill on BFK Rives. From Erker-Treffen 1.

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        ARTE E XEROGRAFIA.

      In-4 p., cartelletta edit. contenente un fascicolo, pp. (20), interamente illustrato in b.n. nel t. Vi sono riprodotte xerografie originali di: Aldo Codoni, Gianni Colombo, Silvio Coppola, James Fallon, Alan Fletcher, Colin Forbes, Mervyn Kurlansky, Bruno Munari (presente con 8 immagini), Esta Nesbitt, Joel Schwartz, Pino Tovaglia. Ediz. di 1000 esempl. numerati fuori commercio. Ben conservato. Si unisce una xerografia originale di Munari (mm. 209x287), applicata su cartone, con firma autografa. E? una delle 8 riprodotte nel vol. (in Indice col n. 5) e così descritta: ?Texturizzazione di una immagine fotografica con chiaroscuri fino a trasformarla per la riproduzione al tratto, per stampe speciali. Su Rank Xerox 4000?.

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        Calder : Autobiographie / Traduction De Jean Davidson

      Paris : Maeght, 1972. 1st Edition. Description: 209 p. , [6] leaves of plates : ill. (some col. ) ; 29 x 30 cm. Bibliography: p. [205]-209. Subjects; Sculptors--United States--Biography. 3 double-page original lithographs produced exclusively by Calder for this edition and not for the US edition. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.

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        A Pictorial History of English Architecture (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

      John Murray Ltd, London, 1972.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Signed by Author(s) Signed Limited Edition, number 90 of 100 numbered and signed copies. 112pp. Quarto. Buckram-backed marbled paper boards. Decorated endpapers. Top edge gilt. Numerous photographs, mainly in colour, some full-page, by various photographers including Margaret Harker, Edwin Smith, A F Kersting, Michael Holford, et al. A fine copy in original unprinted tissue wrapper with a couple of tears at spine panel. In original decorated slipcase, in fine state.

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        A Republic, If You Can Keep It

      Earl Warren's first book-length work, its title based on Benjamin Franklin's epigrammatic reply (upon leaving the Constitutional Convention) whether we were to enjoy a republic or a monarchy--"a republic, if you can keep it". Presentation copy "For Robert Young Jr [?the biographer of Fatty Arbuckle] / with the best wishes of / Earl Warren"; a very good copy dustjacketed. Quadrangle Books, New York, 1972.

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        SUMMONS TO GREATNESS. A COLLAGE OF INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT AND PRACTICAL IDEAS FROM THE MESSAGES AND ADDRESSES OF RICHARD NIXON

      Friends of President Nixon Washington: Friends of President Nixon, (1972). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine, as issued without dustwrapper. Quarto, pictorial boards. Illustrated with many photographs, most in color. Inspirational extracts from Nixon's writings and speeches, published before the Watergate debacle. An uncommon Nixon book, especially when SIGNED by the former President, as this copy is on the contents page. Additionally SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Pat Nixon to Chiquita Williams "with our appreciation/and best wishes" and dated "Christmas 1975." Chiquita Williams was apparently on the Nixon's staff at their "Western White House" in San Clemente, California.

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        Raphael Soyer

      Abrams NY: Abrams, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. beige cloth lettered in dark red. Fine in fine dust wrapper./No Dust Jacket. Soyer, Raphael. 349 pages. Folio, 39 x 31 cm. With an original drawing by Soyer on half title, 24 x 19 cm signed by Soyer, inscribed in Russian to Maria Solomon -- drawing in blue ink depicting male and female heads with the latter nude from the waist up. 290 illustrations including 77 in full color -- many plates tipped-in. Bibliography. Index. Fresh, clean copy.

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        Time Between

      Entwhistle Books New York: Entwhistle Books. 1972. First. First edition. Quarto. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering without dustwrapper as issued. Corners a bit frayed, very good. A facsimile of the author's original manuscript. Copy number 103 of 500 copies Signed by Williams. Additionally Inscribed by Williams with a rather come hither sentiment: "For Martha, many feelings not yet expressed from Paul. Someday soon... NYC 4/73." A hippie journal from William, a music critic and the founder of Crawdaddy!, the first nationally published magazine of rock music criticism, and the literary executor of Philip D. Dick's estate. A much later paperback edition published in 2000 was subtitled: "A Hippie Journal, in the Commune & on the Road, December 1969-February 1970." Very scarce. .

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        Sail. The Romance of the Clipper Ships. Pictured by J. Spurling. Storied by Basil Lubbock, Edited by F.A. Hook. With an Introduction by Alan Villiers.

      London: Patrick Stephens [ 1972 ].. Three volumes. No 19 of only 50 sets bound in full blue goatskin gilt, all edges gilt. Silk endpapers. Coloured plates throughout, folding map at end of volume 1. Pages: 153; 152; & 102. Each volume 12 x 10 inches and contained within individual double slipcases, these with blue leather title labels. One coloured plate in volume 1 partially detached on inner margin; some scuffing to slipcases. A fine set in excellent condition. Signed by Alan Villiers on the title of volume 1.

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        On Turning Eighty

      Capra Press Santa Barbara: Capra Press. 1972. First. First edition, paperbound issue (published simultaneously with a hardbound issue of 200 copies). Light offsetting to one page, one small correction in the text in an unknown hand, else just about fine in wrappers. Inscribed by the author to his second wife, June Mansfield: "For June from Henry 10/31/72 My books are getting smaller and smaller now. Soon I will shut up completely!" A wonderful association. .

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        Naming and Necessity. [In: Semantics of Natural Language. Edited by Donald Davidson and Gilbert Harman].

      Dordrecht, (1972). The entire volume offered here. 8vo. Orig. full blue cloth w. gilt lettering to spine. Very minor wear to extremities. Orig. blue and white printed dust-jacket in excellent condition w. only very minor bumping to a few corners. Two single very small brown spots. Internally nice and clean, w. marginal annotations, in light pencil only, to parts of "Naming and Necessity" and w. an inlaid leaf w. cont. notes to the same. A crease to pasted down front endpaper. An excellent, nice and clean copy of this thick book, which is difficult to find in good condition. Pp. (251) - 355. [Entire volume: X, 769, (3) pp.]. The rare first printing of Kripke's seminal main work, which restructured philosophy of language. The work is based on three lectures from 1970, which constitute an attack on Fregean and Russellian theories of reference with respect to proper names. It was originally published, as it is here, in Davidson and Harman's "Semantics of Natural Language", and it only appeared in the second edition, which is the first separate edition, eight years later, in 1980. The first printing of this groundbreaking work is difficult to come by in good condition, and Kripke's works in general are rare. Many of them remain unpublished and are only known in privately circulated manuscripts. The American philosopher Saul A. Kripke (born 1940) is an exceedingly important logician and philosopher of language and one of the most powerful and influential thinkers of analytic and Anglo-American philosophy. He is considered the greatest living philosopher and perhaps the greatest since Wittgenstein. In 2001 he was awarded the Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy, which is considered the philosopical equivalent of the Nobel Prize. His main work, "Naming and Necessity," is doubtlessly among the most influential books of philosophy published within the last 50 or hundred years. Before the publication of Kripke's "Naming and Necessity" analytic philosophy was moving in the direction of linguistic idealism, which propounded the theory that man is trapped in language and that language is not "tuned" to the world. Almost on his own, practically only aided by the publication of his "Naming and Necessity", Kripke changed this entire direction of philosophy and, according to most logicians, brought the philosophy of language back on track. In 1980, when the second edition of this most influential work appeared, "London Review of Books" write the following about the influence of the first edition: "When these lectures were first published eight years ago, they stood analytic philosophy on its ear. Everybody was either furious, or exhilarated, or thoroughly perplexed. No one was indifferent." And it is true, there can be no doubt about the impact that this book made on the world of philosophy of language and logic.Kripke's work leads an attack on descriptivist theories of proper names that brings it a status comparable to that of the main works of Wittgenstein, Russell and Frege. It is also these three giants of philosophy that he criticizes, attributing to each of them variants of descriptivist theories that he then rejects. These descriptivist theories have that in common that they claim that names of individuals and properties function like definite descriptions. They are either synonymous with descriptions, or they get their reference by being associated with a description or a bunch of descriptions that an object satisfies uniquely. Kripke disproves this theory, claiming that it goes against our modal intuitions. The validity of our modal intuitions, again, are proven by the hugely influential notion of "possible worlds", which is traditionally used to systematize the semantics of modal statements. As opposed to definite descriptions, names rigidly refer to their referents, and they do so in every possible world in which the referent exists. Kripke here also establishes his "causal theory" of reference, according to which names refer to their referents by being appropriately causally connected to them. Thus, Kripke provides numerous examples that renders descriptivism implausible as a theory of how names get their reference determined at the same time as he provides the solution through his causal theory of reference, stating firmly that the meaning of a name is simply the object that it refers to.This work provides several groundbreaking theories for the fields of philosophy of logic and language, which it has seminally come to change. The work almost single-handedly changed the fate that phiilosophy stood to fall with within the analytic tradition, -that it was nothing more than the analysis of language. As such, it now ranks as one of the most important works of 20th century philosophy. It is even, by some, regarded as one of the most important works of philosophy ever, and it is difficult to overestimate the importance of this seminal work

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        Watership Down.

      London: Rex Collings (1972).. First edition, 8vo, viii, 413, (1) pp. Pasted on to the fly leaf is a piece of paper with the Author's signature below a typed "Yours sincerely", clearly removed from a letter. Coloured folding map at the end. Cloth, d.w., not price clipped, one minor mark to the upper wrapper, joint ends with very slight rubbing, a fine bright copy.

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        (Hamburg 1929 - 1995 ebda.). Geburtstagsstrauss für Philip. Radierung von 1972. Signiert und datiert. 27,6 x 20,5 cm.

      Frielinghaus 72,16.- Einer von 10 Probedrucken. In der Platte bezeichnet '6.5.72 1 Geburtstagsstrauss für Philip'.

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        Atlas van de foto's en schetsen. Hedendaagse Kunst-Utrecht 1-30 december 1972. Organisatie: Wouter Kotte.

      (20,5 x 14 cm); 8°; unpaginiert und 339 Abbildungen in Schwarzweiss. Orig.-Broschur. Beiliegend: ein loses Blatt (19,7 x 13,4 cm)"Werbeblatt der Hedendaagse Kunst-Utrecht für 2 Gerhard Richter Ausstellungen "expositie I: atlas van de foto's en schetsen, 2t/m 30 december 1972; expositie II: 48 portretten, 6 t/m 28 januari 1973." "Gerhard Richters Motivsammlung Atlas, die Fotografien, Skizzen und Zeitungsausschnitte umfasst, wurde im Laufe der Jahre verändert und kontinuierlich erweitert.In dieser ersten Ausstellung des Atlas wurden ca. 340 Blätter des Kompendiums gezeigt. Einige dieser Blätter wurden später vom Künstler wieder aus der Sammlung ausgeschlossen." "Künstlerbuch mit 144 Seiten und 339 Abbildungen, mit einem kurzen, unbetitelten Text von Wouter Kotte auf der Umschlagrückseite, ohne Paginierung, Broschur aus hellgrauem Karton, Offsetdruck in Schwarz.Das von Richter gestaltete Buch erschien anlässlich der Austellung seines Atlas in der Heedendagse Kunst in Utrecht, Niederlande im Jahr 1972.Unbekannte Anzahl von Exemplaren.Quelle:(www.gerhard.richter.com). -Broschur und Kopfschnitt mit kleineren Stockfleckchen.-[2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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