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        Othello [William Shakespeare]. 10 signed woodcuts (suite only).

      Northampton: Gehenna Press, 1973. Distributed graphics by Alan Wofsy Fine Arts.(). Deluxe limited edition portfolio. Edition of 200. Single suite of prints without text. Illustrated by Leonard Baskin. Each woodcut is signed and numbered in pencil. 128 pp. 10 woodcuts printed in black on Japanese paper in a cloth portfolio. Fern & O'Sullivan, 624-33. As new.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING Vol 1 & 2. Both SIGNED

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1973. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Volume one a first edition, 24th printing, Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Volume two is a First Edition 7th Printing. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Both volumes fit nice in the rare slipcase. A great set. Renewed interest in these classic cookbooks after the movie Julia and Julia was released. Written and directed by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Amy Adams, and Chris Messina. A truly promising gift. ; Volume one is Signed by Julia Child and by Simone. Volume two is also signed by Julia Child and by Simone. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Original dust jacket.; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Qui Tokio

      TOURING CLUB ITALIANO, MILANO 1973 - Grandi città del mondo ITALIANO Legatura in cartoncino rigido telato. Mancante di sovracoperta. Pagine in buono stato. Ricco di fotografie in nero e fuori testo e disegni nel testo. Testi di Giuliano Bertuccioli. Disegni di Masataka Kasahara. Vedute aeree di Raffaele Ostuni e Charles Rotkin. Fotografie di Guido Cegani, Magda Coppini e dell' Office National du Tourisme Japonais.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Le Nouveau Commerce (40 volumes)

      Le Nouveau Commerce 1973 - In-8 (18 x 24 cm), broché, lot de 40 volumes à suivre de la revue Le Nouveau Commerce, du n°24-25 (printemps 1973) au 88-89 (automne-hiver 1993), SAUF les n°38 et 49 ; quelques marques d'usage selon le volume, bon état général. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        Rubaiyat. Rendered into English by Edward FitzGerald.

      London Susan Allix 1973 - 4to., NUMBER 18 OF 25 COPIES BOUND AND SIGNED BY SUSAN ALLIX, from an overall limitation of 75 copies, 27 copper etched designs printed in various colours on thick paper, mostly geometric and abstract, many full-page, some double-page, with borders and vignettes, uncut in original red goatskin by Susan Allix, upper cover with gilt lattice-work design containing small stars, spine lettered in gilt, slip-case. One of only 25 copies specially bound by the artist Susan Allix; the remaining 50 copies were bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Allix trained at the Royal College of Art, and has been making and binding hand-crafted books since 1973. She has exhibited internationally and examples of her work are to be found in the British Library, the Library of Congress and the Dutch Royal Library. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Razionalità sociale e tecnologie della informazione - Vol. I Descrizione e critica dell' utopia tecnocratica

      Edizioni di Comunità, MILANO 1973 - Studi e ricerche di scienze sociali ITALIANO Brossura editoriale in cartoncino flessibile. Pagine in buono stato, con tagli leggermente bruniti. Saggi di Contini, Eisenstadt, Nasti, Pizzorno, Rapoport, Rositi, Touraine. Volumen. LIV ( 54 ) della collana. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Wanna Go Out?

      Dot Books 1973 - First edition. Signed by Richard Hell on fake author bio at front: "March 15 1996 For Marlene to improve her library (heh heh) xxx Theresa Stern + Richard." 32pp. with one page publisher list at rear. Illustrated black stiff wraps. An unread copy, Fine with the faintest edge-rubbing to wraps. Musician and writer Richard Meyers (AKA Hell)'s first book, co-written with his Neon Boys and Television bandmate Tom Miller (AKA Verlaine) under a pseudonym. Proto-punk poetry from the New York streets, quite scarce signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Marius, Fanny, César.

      Berkeley, Calif.: Saint Hieronymus Press, 1973. Distributed graphics by Dow and Frosini.(). Three posters for the films by Marcel Pagnol, printed for the Pacific Film Archive, University Art Museum, Berkeley Calif. Edition of 300 of which 100 copies are signed. These three posters (28, 29 & 30) were printed simultaneously. August 13, 1973, 5 colors, 13-1/2" x 24". The tan color has uniformly faded and two of the prints have a marginal water or glue stain. Framed in chrome and plexiglas.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

      New York: Random House, 1973, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A. - Published in New York by Random House in 1973. First Edition according to Younger/Hirsch Guide with correct list of Seuss books on back. Book fine, except for minor rubbing along edges, especially at corners and ends of spine. DJ very good with wear along edges, especially at top end of spine and top of hinges. 1" tear at bottom right of front cover and 1" tear along top of back hinge. DJ price reads "$2.50" on top of front flap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        [Broadside]: Collaborative Project: "A Store of Our Own" and Individual Exhibitions by Members of The Feminist Art Program, California Institute of the Arts

      Valencia, California: California Institute of Arts, 1973. Very Good. Poster or broadside. Approximately 24" x 18". Folded three times as mailed, with toning at the creases, original handwritten mailing address on verso and remnant of adhesive closure; very good. Poster for an exhibition held at Upper Gallery, California Institute of Arts, May 19-May 25, 1973. Valencia, CA: 1973. The Feminist Art Program (FAP) at CalArts was founded in 1971 by Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro. This project, with individual exhibitions by students and teachers at CalArts/FAP, falls between CalArts' groundbreaking "Womanhouse" (1972) exhibition and the Feminist Art Festival (1974). It does not seem to be documented in the FAP archives (see finding aid: CalArts-003) or any other OCLC records.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Friedlaender, Verzeichnis der Radierungen, 1930-1972.

      Braunschweig: Verlag Schmücking, 1973.(). 23 x 24 cm. Edition of 1000 numbered copies. 484 pp. Text in German. Slightly soiled.

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        BIANCANEVE anno II n.5 IL CUORE DI RE KURT

      EDIFUMETTO, MILANO 1973 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale illustrata, leggermente scolorita, ingiallita e con fioritura al posteriore ed al dorsetto e con strappetto al piede, pagine ingiallite ai bordi e con fioriture sparse

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Bible moralisée. Faksimile-Ausgabe im Originalformat des Codex Vindobonensis 2554 der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek.

      Graz, Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt. 1973 - 2 Bände Folio 133 SS., mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Illustrationen, 72 S. (Kommentar). Geprägter Lederband und Halblederband (Kommentar). Limitierte Ausgabe von 3000 Exemplaren. – Aus der Reihe: «Codices selecti phototypice impressi, vol. 40». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Vermilion Sands

      1973 - First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, pictorial dust jacket by Brian Knight. London, Jonathan Cape. Signed by the author on the title page. A fine copy in dust jacket of this collection of short stories set in abeach community, described by the author as full of 'dreams and illusions, fears and fantasies', and 'somewhere between PalmSprings and Ipanema Beach'. The 8 stories collected hear first appeared between 1956 and 1970, Ballard later recalling that one story, 'Prima Belladonna' was his first work of fiction to be published, for which he received £8. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        South of No North: Stories of the Buried Life

      Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Signed by Author. First edition. Inscribed in the year of publication to former owner on the dedication page, " To ____, you should see the stories John [Martin] left out! Ah well, these are still socko. Charles Bulkowski 12-26-73" with smoking self-caricature drawn beneath that. Signed by Charles Bukowski on the rear limitation page, #52 of 300 such numbered copies. Krumhansl 45b. 189pp. [2]. Gray papered covered boards with black and red cloth backstrip and paper spine label. Fine in original acetate jacket. A presentation copy of Bukowski's first Black Sparrow short story collection.

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        L'ENSEIGNEMENT, LA LITTERATURE ET LES ARTS DOIVENT AIDER L'HOMME A SE FAIRE UNE CONCEPTION REVOLUTIONNAIRE DU MONDE DISCOURS PRONUNCE' A' LA REUNION CONSULTATIVE DES TRAVAILLEURS DE LA SCIENCE, DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT, DE LE LITTERATURE ET DES ARTS LE 17 FEVRIER 1970

      EDITIONS EN LANGUES ETRANGERES, 1973. Francese 0,05 Brossura editoriale morbida, azzurra, con titoli d'oro al piatto, con fioritura, usura ai bordi ed al dorsetto e con tracce di umidità, foto in nero dell'A. all'antiporta protetta da velina, pagine con fioriture sparse USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Les Diners de Gala

      Draeger 1973, Paris - FRENCH TEXT. This is the original Paris French edition, still in the publisher's card slipcase. 323 pp., illustrated 31 cm. tall. An extraordinary work with 136 recipes. French text. Lovely copy of this extraordinary book. Looks unread. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA, ILAB, & PBFA]
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        Wild Flowers of The United States: Complete Set -- New England States (two parts), Southeastern States (two parts), Texas (two parts), Southwestern States (three parts), North Western States (two parts, Central Mountains & Plains (three parts) -- Vols. 1-VI

      NY: McGraw Hill, 1973. First editions. Hardcover. Orig. cloth. Fine in very good slipcases with a few of the latter nicked or rubbed. Vols. I-VI in 14 vols. Folios, 33 x 25 1/2 cm. A monumental undertaking, copiously illustrated in color and black and white. Index. A lavish production under the auspices of the New York Botanical Garden, this complete set covers all the wild flowers of the United States. Well printed on coated paper. Indexes. A fresh, crisp set. 1966-1973.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
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        Groot Abecedarium. (Met een inleiding door Prof. G.W. Ovink).

      Bemmel/ Nijmegen, Harry van Kuyk, 1973. Drie linnen overslagdozen in een houten kast (Boekbinderij van der Heijden 71 x 54 x 10,5 cm.), met ingelegd een bronzen plaquette van Oscar Goedhart. Het geheel bestaat uit 26 reliëfdukken en vijf zeefdrukken, alle genummerd en gesigneerd door de kunstenaar, aangevuld met een titelpagina, zes tekstbladen ('Van voren af aan', een inleiding tot het Groot Abecedarium door Prof. G.W. Ovink) en een colofonblad. Gedrukt in een oplage van 60 genummerde exemplaren.l Enorm project van grafisch kunstenaar Harry van Kuyk, waaraan drie jaar gewerkt is. Dit Abecedarium bestaat uit de 26 letters van het alfabet, artistiek vertaald naar reliëfdrukken op zeer zwaar papier, door de kunstenaar in eigen atelier afgedrukt op zijn naar Aldus Manutius vernoemde reliëfpers. De prenten zijn zonder inkt gedrukt en gedijen in een spel van licht en schaduw. In de map met de inleiding door Ovink bevinden zich vijf zeefdrukken, pendanten van vijf verschillende letters uit de reliëfmappen. Paul van Capelleveen schrijft op de site van de Nederlandse Koninklijke Bibliotheek over hem: 'Kunstenaar en drukker Harry van Kuyk (1929-2008) kreeg vanaf de jaren zeventig - ook internationaal - aandacht voor zijn speciale reliëfdrukken. Om die te kunnen drukken liet hij een zware pers bouwen die het mogelijk maakte om reliëfs van enkele centimeters in een prent te krijgen, zowel positief als negatief, dus in de hoogte én in de diepte, vaak in één prent gecombineerd. De uitgaven van Van Kuyk bevinden zich op het snijvlak van kunstenaarsboek, private press-uitgave en grafiekmap. In bibliotheken is zijn werk nauwelijks vertegenwoordigd, in musea des te meer'.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972

      W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, New York 1973 - First edition, hardcover issue. Very slightly cocked else fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Rich to another American poet. Winner of the National Book Award. The hardover issue is very uncommon, especially with an association inscription. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        ODISSEA LIBRO IX

      LE MONNIER, FIRENZE 1973 - INTERLINGUE A cura di Giuseppina Barabino, in italiano e greco, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita e con vari aloni ed impronte, bordi stanchi

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        The Wicker Man (Post Production Script, September 1973)

      Pinewood Studios, London 1973 - Cutting and Continuity script for the 1973 film, "The Wicker Man," directed and written for the screen by Robin Hardy and starring Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee. An important and rare document that details a now-classic film that from the beginning experienced serious complications. The original film negatives were mistakenly destroyed, followed by years of spurious and unauthorized editing by various distributors (the film did not even screen in the US until 1975). Even today's "director's cut" is only roughly reconstructed from various existing prints, with a relatively long discourse regarding the origins of his island's culture and fruit by Lee's character, Lord Summerisle, still completely missing. This continuity represents the film's original, unexpurgated edit. The front wrapper reads "Printed in London / September 1973," and the film debuted in England in December of that same year, making this likely one of the earliest printed continuities, if not the first. Laid in is a cast and credits list that notes a running time of 86 minutes (contrasted with the most recent reconstruction, which runs 100 minutes). Green card wrappers, with credits on the title page for director-screenwriter Hardy and producer Peter Snell. 192 pages, long sheets, prong binding at the top edge. Very Good or better condition overall. Weldon 1983. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972

      New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 1973. Fine/Fine. First edition, hardcover issue. Very slightly cocked else fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Rich to another American poet. Winner of the National Book Award. The hardover issue is very uncommon, especially with an association inscription.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Miseria de la Filosofía

      Aguilar, 1973. Tapa blanda. Muy bien/Aceptable.

      [Bookseller: LibreriaMariano]
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        Rojo y negro

      J. Pérez del Hoyo, 1973. Tapa dura. Excelente/Excelente.

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        JUNKIE

      David Burce & Watson, London, United Kingdom 1973 - First UK edition Thus. First worldwide hardcover edition. Original dark green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, A very good plus copy with light rubbing and light loss to the extremities of the Jacket which has a short closed tear to the front panel. Not price-clipped (£1.25 to the front flap). Originally published in the US and UK as a paperback original under the pseudonym William Lee. Laid in is a signed and dated letter from William S. Burroughs to the previous owner, original envelope also included. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kelleher Rare Books]
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        LETTURE CLASSENSI VOLUME IV COMUNE DI RAVENNA. OPERE DI DANTE

      LONGO, RAVENNA 1973 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale muta con sovraccoperta illustrata e con lievi tracce d'uso, pagine con bruniture del tempo e da qualità della carta, presenza di alcune piccole postille ai bordi laterali, testi delle conferenze di Marino Barchiesi, sua la dedica autografata posta all'occhiello, D'Arco Silvio Avalle, Giorgio Barberi Squarotti, Emilio Bigi, Umberto Bosco e Domenico De Robertis

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Sky and Earth: Variable Landscape

      Newark, VT: Janus Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fine. 39 sheets of colored acetate and die-cut paper, in a folding cloth portfolio. 8 by 10 inches (roughly). In this wordless book (the only text is the title and publishing information, printed on the front pastedown), Van Vliet reinterprets the ideas in her landmark 1964 work, Sun, Sky, and Earth. In that book, flaps of various shapes and colors could be flipped open to create minimalist landscapes abstracted to simple shapes and colors. Some of the flaps included descriptive words. In this 'book', Van Vliet has abstracted not only the elements of landscape but the book itself. The 'flaps' are no longer attached to the binding, leaving the 'reader' (there is no text, but what else would we call the user of a book?) free to rearrange the sheets at will. One can even conjure a science fiction landscape of many suns, rising or setting in a sky of unearthly colors. Van Vliet's work in the 1960s and early 1970s is sometimes associated with the Fluxus Movement, and certainly this book, with its inherently random user experience, embodies some of those ideas, books have always exerted only loose control over their readers and they are experienced only in the imagination. It only took visual artists 15 centuries to work out what users of the codex have known all along. One of 100 unnumbered copies (see Ruth Fine, The Janus Press). A small limitation and given that institutions hold more than half of the print run, rather uncommon in commerce. First edition (first printing). A fine, complete copy.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        Love on the Moors

      Robert Hale, 1973. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; ex publisher file copy with labels inside and on spine. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        Il Codice Atlantico [Codex Atlanticus] Trascrizione diplomatica e critica di Auguso Marinoni

      Florence: C.E. Giunti/Johnson 1973-1975 - limited to 998 sets; in twelve folio volumes in full brown leather plus two octavo guides which are bound in cloth. In very good condition but four volumes have handstamps to one edge each, and title pages include hand stamps. Photos available upon request.

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        The Dark is Rising - signed first edition, first impression Chatto 1973

      Chatto and Windus 1973 - Signed first edition, first impression hardback in unclipped dustjacket, Chatto & Windus 1973. Signed via a white sticker adhered to title page. A tidy ex-library copy: hinges reinforced front and rear (the hinges are not damaged, the reinforcement is preventative), minimal remains of label on front free endpaper, single stamp on title page (covered by signed label). Has been read, speckling to page edges, but interior clean with no inscriptions. No torn, loose or missing pages, sewn binding very sound. Jacket has some edge wear and a couple of small chips but no significant loss. Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Etudes Documentaires sur la Révolution Française (11 Tomes - Complet) [ Contient : ] La Préparation de la Guerre de Vendée 1789-1793 (3 Tomes) - La Vendée Patriote 1793-1794 (4 Tomes) - Les Pacifications de l'Ouest (1795-1815) (3 Tomes : La Jaunaye , La Mabilais, Saint-Florent, Quiberon ; La dictature de Hoche ; Du dix-huit fructidor au Concordat et à l'Invasion) - Table générale alphabétique et analytique des trois séries, avec cartes du théatre de la guerre civile

      Joseph Floch, Imprimeur, 1973 - Un des 750 exemplaires numérotés (n°66), 11 vol. in-8 br. Joseph Floch, Imprimeur, Mayenne, 1973, xxix-523 ; 555 ; xii-621 ; 639 ; ix-575 ; 699 ; xii-607 ; 636 ; viii-803 ; 658 pp. avec une carte dépliante Exemplaire bien complet des 11 tomes de la réédition de l'édition Paul Dupont de 1892. Etat très satisfaisant (qq. annotations au crayon dans un volume, qq. accrocs et qq. mouill. sur couv., très bon état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom [with Original Signed Drawing By Bill Justice]

      New York ( 1983 ): Abradale Press /Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1973. First Edition Thus . White Cloth. Fine/Fine. 13 5/8" Tall. Bill Justice, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, and the Disney Studios. 458 Pp. White Cloth, Gilt. A Reissue Of The 1973 Original Edition, Which Had Plastic Images Of Mickey On The Front Cover, And A Clear Plastic Printed Wrapper; This Issue Has A More Traditional Opaque White Dust Jacket With The Same Images And Text And A White Cloth Binding, Which Is Much More Stable Than The Earlier Binding. This Copy With An Original Full Page Ink Drawing On The Front Endpaper, Signed By Bill Justice, Of A Chipmunk Holding A Sign "This Book Is The Property Of Mark", And Signed On The Third Page By Ollie Johnston And Frank Thomas Above The Colored Illustration Of Mickey Mouse. Two Great Pages, Each Framable By Themselves, But Better Still In The Book. A Wonderful Disney Item, Inscribed To Professional Clown Mark Towner, Who Won A 1998 Local Emmy For His Tv Program "Kid's View".

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        KLAATU PROLOGO A UN'INVASIONE

      DE CARLO, 1973. ITALIANO 0,08 N. 1 della collana, traduzione di Gian Luigi Gonano, pagine in buonissimo stato di conservazione, fioritura ai tagli, brossura editoriale illustrata, con fioritura e lievi segni di usura USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Dragonquest

      Rapp & Whiting / Andre Deutsch, London 1973 - First British and first hardcover edition. SIGNED and inscribed: "To _____ [signed] Anne McCaffrey," on title page. Book Condition: About Fine: Light foxing to the top edge of the book, otherwise fine. / DJ Condition: Fine: Sharp bright dust jacket, price-clipped by publisher and a new price label placed on front flap, this label then partially removed. Mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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        The Saga Of Texas Cookery

      The Encino Press, Austin 1973 - First Edition. Hardcover. Pictorial boards. Boards and extremities bumped. Dust jacket slightly creased. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Couple aux mille perversions

      [éditions du Pas] 1973 - Nombreuses illustrations photographiques noir et blanc et couleurs. Jean-Pierre Bouyxou, auteur-éditeur [en fait Frank Verpillat et Daniel Asher, pour les Editions du Pas], 1973. In-8 broché, 15 x 21,5 cm., dos carré collé, couverture souple à rabats, 221 pp. Très rare roman pornographique illustré, diffusé dans le réseau des sex-shops. Les photos sont de Raphaël-G. Marongiu et l’on reconnaît parmi les modèles les comédiens Yves Collignon, Monica Swinn et Anna Watican. Journaliste, cinéaste underground, romancier, rédacteur de la mythique revue « Fascination », ami et modèle de Pierre Molinier, acteur chez Jess Franco et Jean Rollin, entarteur des commandos de Georges Le Gloupier (avec Noël Godin), Jean-Pierre Bouyxou a écrit ce dévastateur et très amusant brûlot anarchiste. Un certain Christophe de Molinier, obsédé de jouissances, entraîne avec lui une jeune femme qu’il a observée faire l’amour dans les toilettes d’un bar. Tous les deux dévoient un curé de campagne dans un final ahurissant dans lequel le prêtre, possédé d’une folie érotique, crache sur le Christ et s’offre à la sodomie : « Christophe se prit délicatement la pine en main, se coucha précautionneusement sur le dos du curé fornicateur et l’encula à sec. Le curé poussa un beuglement qui fit vibrer les vénérables murs de l’église dans leurs fondations plusieurs fois centenaires, et remua derechef le postérieur, pour bien prouver qu’il appréciait le va-et-vient du concombre musclé dans son anus. » Puis le curé blasphème en direction de la Vierge Marie et profane une vierge morte qui pourrit dans la fosse commune, au milieu des asticots. Le récit de Bouyxou, d’une noire et grinçante poésie, volontiers canularesque, à l’écriture soignée, tranche sur l’ensemble d’une production trop souvent desservie par de piètres et affamés polygraphes, perclus de lieux communs. La mention d’auteur-éditeur est fautive et Bouyxou découvrit à parution que les éditeurs avaient apposés son propre nom à l’œuvre, à la place d’un habituel pseudonyme. Le roman fut frappé d’une triple interdiction à la vente aux mineurs, à l’exposition et à la publicité (cf. Dictionnaires des livres et journaux interdits de Bernard Joubert, Editions du Cercle de la Librairie, 2007). La fragilité du brochage, la mauvaise qualité de la colle font qu’il est toujours très difficile de trouver cet ouvrage en bel état, car les pages se décollent le plus souvent (ce ne sont pas des cahiers cousus). Cet exemplaire est dans un remarquable état de neuf. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LA PITTURA NAPOLETANA DELL'OTTOCENTO

      SCHETTINI EDITORE, 1973. brossura. BUONO. 25 35. I II III IV USATO

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        Hustlers Convention

      Harmony Books, New York 1973 - Nearly pristine copy of this absolutely seminal work, a book-length jive masterpiece chronicling street-life in Harlem from the Fifties through the Seventies, glorifying the violent lives of crap-shooters, pimps, drug dealers and gang-bangers. Nuriddin recorded the work (also under the nom-de-guerre "Lightnin' Rod") in 1973; no promotional copy for that recording is present here, leading us to assume that the book preceded the album by some months. Among hip-hop afficionados, Hustlers Convention (in its recorded version) is widely cited as one of the "lost masterpieces" of rap music, preceding Sugar Hill Gang's Rapper's Delight (generally hailed as the first true "rap" album) by some six years. In a 2014 profile of Nuriddin in The Guardian, critic Graeme Thomson calls Hustlers Convention ".a crucial but largely overlooked link in hip-hop's evolutionary chain. The genre's pioneers - Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Fab 5 Freddy - knew it by heart. Grandmaster Flash played it at early block parties, and it was later sampled by the Beastie Boys, Wu Tang Clan and countless others.[the album is] a premonition of gangsta rap, a vivid depiction of ghetto life lived large, complete with shoot-em-up sound-effects."Indeed, both the cadence and the ethos of much early hip-hop is evident in Nuriddin's metrical six-line stanzas, in which one finds a clear link between the "toasting" tradition which preceded him and the rap tradition which followed. In the opening stanzas, for example, we encounter rhymes which could just as easily have been written and rapped by Big Bank Hank or Melle Mel : I've seldom lost,'cause my game was so boss,I mean I had my shit down pat, and I was runnin' through bitches, like rags to riches, 'cause that's where my heart was at Yes, I was a down stud's dreama hustler supreme, there wasn't no game that I couldn't play,and if I caught a dude cheatin'I would give him a beatin'and I might even blow 'em away! Though released by the music division of a major trade publisher (Harmony was a subsidiary of Crown), the book is surprisingly uncommon, with no others located in commerce (2014) and few copies in university special collections. We would suggest that copies in collectible condition, such as this one, are seldom-seen. A documentary of Nuriddin's life, also titled Hustlers Convention, has been scheduled for release in Spring, 2015, directed by Mike Todd and executive produced by rapper ChuckD. Paperback original. Octavo (20.5cm); illustrated card wrappers; 125, (2)pp; author portrait and promotional blurb at rear. Light shelfwear and rubbing to extremities, with wear to base of spine; unread, Very Good+ or better. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Etudes Documentaires sur la Révolution Française (11 Tomes - Complet) [ Contient : ] La Préparation de la Guerre de Vendée 1789-1793 (3 Tomes) - La Vendée Patriote 1793-1794 (4 Tomes) - Les Pacifications de l'Ouest (1795-1815) (3 Tomes : La Jaunaye , La Mabilais, Saint-Florent, Quiberon ; La dictature de Hoche ; Du dix-huit fructidor au Concordat et à l'Invasion) - Table générale alphabétique et analytique des trois séries, avec cartes du théatre de la guerre civile

      Un des 750 exemplaires numérotés (n°66), 11 vol. in-8 br. Joseph Floch, Imprimeur, Mayenne, 1973, xxix-523 ; 555 ; xii-621 ; 639 ; ix-575 ; 699 ; xii-607 ; 636 ; viii-803 ; 658 pp. avec une carte dépliante Exemplaire bien complet des 11 tomes de la réédition de l'édition Paul Dupont de 1892. Etat très satisfaisant (qq. annotations au crayon dans un volume, qq. accrocs et qq. mouill. sur couv., très bon état par ailleurs). Français

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