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        Black on Black

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1973. Signed by Chester Himes.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Verse

      Oxford: Clarendon Press,, 1973. Chosen by Philip Larkin. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Contemporary gift inscription and bookplate to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the jacket with faded spine panel and partial fading to the upper panel and some short closed tears. First edition, first impression. Signed by Larkin on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1973. Paperback. Fine. PETIT, Gaston. 44 MODERN JAPANESE PRINT ARTISTS. Foreowrd by Kubo Sadajiro. Preface by Stanley William Hayter. Tokyo, New York, & San Francisco: Kodansha International Ltd., (1973). This copy is number 13, from an edition limited to 300 copies, with a portfolio of five signed original prints. The prints are by Fukita Fumiaki, Funasaka Yoshisuke, Kurosaki Akira, Tamura Fumio, and Yushida Hodaka. Each print is signed and numbered (13/300); and all are stored in a black stiff-paper portfolio. Two quarto volumes, profusely illustrated in color and black, contain a brief biography and an analysis of style for each artist included in the survey. The books are bound in green (Volume 1) and purple (Volume 2) cloth, lettered to spines, and with decoration blind- stamped to upper boards. Plus a Descriptive List of Plates (60 pp., black paper wrappers) containing technical information concerning the prints reproduced in the books. All are housed in a black cloth clamshell box, stored in the original publisher's box. A beautifully produced survey of modern Japanese print artists in fine condition. The other artists included in this survey are: Amano Kazumi, Amano Kunihiro, Ay-o, Azechi Umetaro, Fukazawa Shiro, Funai Yutaka, Hagiwara Hideo, Hara Takeshi, Hoshi Joichi, Ikeda Masuo, Iwammi Reika, Izumi Shigeru, Kidokoro Sho, Kimura Kosuke, Kimura Risaburo, Kinoshita Tomio, Matsumoto Akira, Miyashita Tokio, Mizufune Rokushu, Mori Yoshitoshi, Murai Macanari, Noda Tetsuya, Onasato Toshinobu, Ouchi Makoto, Saito Kiyoshi, Sasajima Kihei, Sekino Jun'ichiro, Takagi Shiro, Takahashi Rikio, Takamatsu Jiro, Yayanagi Tsuyoshi, Yoshida Chizuko.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Niwa: meitei no kansho to sakutei (

      A rare signed-dated Nakane presentation of his most important early text, a profusely illustrated exposition on the development of the Japanese garden, including construction techniques and use of plants, rocks, and man-made garden elements, with a section on current gardens featuring Nakane's works to 1973, including his celebrated Adachi Museum of Art gardens and his wonderful pond garden at Taizo-in. There is an English summary and the two suites of color photos have English and Japanese captions. The presentation is carefully done in English with pen & black ink on the plum endpaper facing the title page, the signature with an ending horizontal contour flourish. With the same pen & ink, Nakane hand printed his name in English on the facing title page under his name's Chinese characters. The 1981 recipient, Stephen C. (Christopher) Haus was a Henry Luce scholar, studying landscape design in Kyoto. He is now a prominent landscape architect, his own firm established since 1983 in Honolulu. Haus designed the Rainforest Garden at the Strawberry Hill Resort, Jamaica and is a principal designer for Chris Blackwell at the Goldeneye estate. Most of his garden commissions have been in Hawaii including the Garden of Remembrance at Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawaii. His overview of, "Gardens of Hawaii" was published in 2000. PUBLISHING NOTE: Illustration captions in Japanese except for the two extensive color suites that have Japanese and English captions, book made in Japan, printed with black letters, the title within a red framing border, title of English summary given as, "Japanese gardens and phases of their development", the book's alternative title, Niwa meien no kansho to sakutei. AVAILABILITY: Very Scarce, even in Japan: Collectible presentation examples are virtually unobtainable. The New York Botanical Garden is the only American institution to have an example of the first edition. NAKANE [1917-1995]: By consensus one of the three leading Japanese garden designers, theoreticians and teachers of the 20th century after Ueji (Ogata Jihei) and Shigemori Mirei. The Coates essay in the Grove Dictionary, v. 12, p. 101, cites him as one of 7 modern Japanese garden designers of great distinction. Born Iwata City; 1943-graduated from Tokyo University of Agriculture and began as a horticulture technician at the Historical Properties Preservation Department, Kyoto Educational Committee, where he rose to Deputy Director. 1966-Founded his influential Nakane Garden Design Research Institute. Career distinguished by his supervision of the restoration of many of the important classic Japanese gardens in Kyoto (chiefly at historic temples and monasteries) and his original fusions of traditional styles. 1970-Nakane designed the 75 acres Japanese garden at Expo '70 (the World's Fair in Osaka) in collaboration with Kenzo Tange. 1970-Entrance garden design and overall design of the six gardens at the Adachi Museum of Art, using with reverence the phenomenal collection of rocks and red pines of Adachi Zenko. These gardens are universally considered a highlight of Showa period design. 1972-appointed Professor of Environmental Planning, Osaka University of Arts. (Later, became Chair of Department and he would become President of the University.) 1974-Silver Medal at the highly important Vienna International Horticultural Exposition. Late in his career, Nakane designed several notable gardens in the U.S., including at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Atlanta (1986) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Tenshin-en, 1988). CONDITION Detail: Presentation: Fine / Title Page: Fine / Publisher's Mount: Fine. Pages: Nearly Fine: pages 78, 98, 104 and 228 with a light ink shadow spot in inner margin (believed intrinsic): p. 234, first page of English summary with a few light orange streaks in bottom margin, no text affected. Boards: Good: Sole defect is they are bowed, upswept to either side of center. They are clean and bright with center design fine and edges fine. Binding: Nearly Fine: Jacket: Very Good, a few small edge tears. Format: Publisher's crimson, horizontal grain cloth boards sewn with plum endpapers, the upper side decorated with an orange stamped design after Nakane, book sleeved in the publisher's heavy transparent mylar. Size: Royal Quarto, 340 x 216 mm (13.39 x 8.5 inches). Pagination: Confirmed complete, 251 pages, decorated with 8 b/w section vignettes from original Nakane drawings; profusely illustrated with 639 captioned illustrations, 528 b/w, most in text and including many small photos, and reproductions of original Nakane drawings plus 2 superb suites with 103 fine color photographs in 2 suites, most full-page, with 4 double-page and several others extending to a second page. Uncredited, the color photos are believed to be by Katsuhiko Mizuno [1941-], known for his singular focus and skill documenting gardens and architecture in Kyoto. Chapter 4 is devoted to garden elements with extensive sections for lanterns, mountain, river, and ocean rocks, stepping-stones and paths, fencing, and bridges. [4] leaves, preliminaries including title and contents, (1) page, division leaf-text begins on verso, pp. 2-241, 6 chapters, English summary, pages 234-237, index, list of illustrations, (1) page, author biographical summary + [1] leaf, 139 x 104 mm mount tipped to rear endpaper with the publishing information. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        SLEEPING BEAUTY. Signed

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973 Lovley First Edition of this Lew Archer mystery Signed by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, as Kenneth Millar and Ross Macdonald on the front free endpaper. A fine copy in navy cloth, gilt titles to the spine, red topstain in a fine pictorial dustwrapper. 8vo. 271 pp. Barnes, Murder In Print. Pronzini & Muller, 1001 Midnights. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      (OWENS, BILL). Owens, Bill. SUBURBIA BY BILL OWENS. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1973. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Very Good +. np, profusely illustrated in b&w. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published in 1973, Bill Owens' "Suburbia" is an amazing dissection of the Northern California suburban sprawl of the late '60s and early '70s that has become recognized as one of the great American photography books of the last quarter of the 20th Century. A handsome copy of the uncommon first Straight Arrow paperback printing (cited on page 24 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II", pages 296-297 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", and pages 224-225 of "The Book of 101 Books") whose textured black wrappers show some minor wear along with some light soiling to the edges of the textblock. 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. 0-87932-042-7 Inventory Number: 016437&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Candle In The Wind

      United Kingdom: Bodley Head, Oxford University Press, 1973. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover w/ jacket. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed by the Author. First English translation. Clean text. Unread. One faint pinhead sized soil mark to the top edge of the text block (Not a remainder) else fine. Blue cloth boards & spine, gold spine lettering. Dust cover not price clipped. Just a touch of shelf wear. Presents beautifully under new mylar cover. Stunning signed copy of a rare Solzhenitsyn title in its true 1st issue state.

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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        ANAIS NIN READER. Signed

      Chicago: The Swallow Press, (1973)., 1973 Nin, Anais. ANAIS NIN READER. Signed. Chicago: The Swallow Press, (1973). First Edition. A compelling selection of representative writings by Anais Nin Signed by her on the front free endpaper. 8vo. 315 pp. A near fine copy in navy cloth, silver titles to the spine in a bright, fresh neatly price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper showing some light overall use. With excerpts from House of Incest, The Winter of Artifice, Under a Glass Bell, Children of the Albatross, D. H. Lawrence: An Unprofessional Study, The Diaries, et al. Introduction by Anna Balakian. Edited by Philip K. Jason.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Bode's Cartoon Concert -by Vaughn Bode -a Signed Copy ( Taken from Cavalier Magazine )

      N.Y.: Dell, 1973, 1st edition, 1st Printing -----------paperback, a Near Fine copy, a tight square bright copy with a very small nick at lower spine tip, signed and inscribed "To __ From VAUGHN Nov '73", ---honestly, just how many of these books can there be signed ? - two ? three ? ---and this one is a beauty, signed in the year of publication and Bode was not around much longer, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine. Illus. by Vaughn Bode.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Sudan. La controffensiva israeliana

      DFP-Agenzia Stampa, Milano - Fotografia in b/n ben contrastata con margini e bordo nero (orientamento verticale, cm 31x40,5 ca.) relativa alla IV guerra arabo israeliana (guerra del Kippur),1973. Sul retro timbri neri dell'agenzia. Sul retro timbri neri dell'agenzia. Stato buono (sul retro appunti a pennarello verde, a penna rossa e a matita).

      [Bookseller: De Carlo]
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        Deliver Us From Evil

      Phillips Publishing Co, 1973. 1st printing. hardcover. Good in fair dustjacket. Chipping to front top edge and spine of DJ, Boards are clean, binding is lightly separated, text area is crisp and clean. Taken from the files of Ed and Lorraine Warren, demonologist and medium. Signed by Ed and Lorriane Warren on front endpaper. Extremely rare. Catalogs: "Paranormal, New Age, Metaphysics, Mind Body & Spirit".

      [Bookseller: Wolfdreams]
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        A Model of Leptons" in: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 19, 1967

      The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy” (Weinberg). First edition of Weinberg's seminal work on the unification of weak and electromagnetic interactions between elementary particles is the 'most cited' work in theoretical physics since the end of World War II (Stanford Top Cites; Lightman, The Discoveries). At the time Weinberg wrote, four forces were believed to drive the laws of physics: gravity, electromagnetism, the strong force (which holds an atom's nucleus together) and the weak force (which breaks an atom apart, as in radioactivity). Weinberg theorized that the electromagnetic and the weak forces are the same at extremely high energy levels. This 'electroweak' theory (as Weinberg termed it) was confirmed by particle accelerator experiments in 1973. In 1979, Weinberg shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Sheldon Glashow, whom he knew from high school, and Abdus Salam for their collective work on "unifying the weak and electromagnetic interactions between elementary particles, including inter alla the prediction of the weak neutral current" (Nobel Prize Citation). In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 19, 1967 (full volume). 4to. 10.5 x 8.25 inches (262 x 206mm). [2], 1529 pages, [1], A-1-A14, [2]. Two small stamps on title page; one on the back of the title page. Line drawings throughout. Bound in blue cloth over blue paper boards. Gilt-lettered spine. Very tightly bound. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        The Dark Is Rising

      New York: Atheneum, 1973. Stated " First Edition " with the $5.95 price in the dust jacket. The book has an owner name at the top of the front end paper and a stamp from a 2001 book drive. The dust jacket has edge wear with a 2 inch tape repaired tear on the front panal by the foot of the spine.. First Edition - First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Very Good. NOT an Ex-Library !!!.

      [Bookseller: Mark Henderson]
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        Illustrations Of The Black Soldier In The West

      Carlisle Barracks, PA 1973 - This 6 page catalog comes in a dark red two-part case; folded board insert bears statement, "Limited to 30 presentation copies," with an original signed drawing by Jose Cisneros. Also inscribed by John M. Carroll. The program is signed by several of the artists. Spine title: The Black military art show, U.S. Army Military History Research Center, October 1973. The only faults of this piece are the typical tanning of aging glue. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Guidon Books]
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        A Crown of Feathers [Signed: Book, Proof, and Award Speech. Each Signed, Two Association Copies, Two Advance Copies]

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973. First edition. Various. Fine/very good +. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, in a Very Good + dust jacket, SIGNED; TOGETHER WITH the scarce UNCORRECTED PAGE PROOF, SIGNED; TOGETHER WITH Singer's NATIONAL BOOK AWARD SPEECH, SIGNED; three signed items o, or related to, Nobel Prize-Winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's National Book Award-Winning collection of stories "A Crown of Feathers". The first edition, first printing of the book is in Near Fine condition (spine ends gently and lightly pushed, light surface rubbing at spine ends, top edge of page block foxed, a few tiny spots of foxing to base and front edge of page block, minor shelf wear and some minor marking to base of spine and board bottoms), in a Very Good + dust jacket (minor edge wear, minor soiling to rear panel, age toning at flap edges, remnants of price sticker to front flap), and is INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER TO FELLOW AUTHOR AND FRIEND DAVID MCCULLOUGH. (McCullough twice won the Pulitzer prize -- for "Truman" in 1992 and for John Adams in 2001.) This is a PUBLISHER'S ADVANCE REVIEW COPY of the Book, with the Publisher's review slip loosely laid in. The UNCORRECTED PAGE PROOF in the Publisher's original blue wrappers is in Fine condition (with a small spot on the rear wrapper), is housed in a custom box, and is INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SINGER on the front free endpaper to noted New York bookseller Burt Britten (a/k/a "Burt Britton", co-founder of Madison Avenue's "Books and Company" who also helped run The Strand bookstore): "To Burt and Kozby / Isaac B. Singer"; A Fine Association copy. The NATIONAL BOOK AWARD SPEECH delivered by Singer in 1975 is in Fine condition, is housed in a custom box, and is SIGNED BY ISAAC SINGER on the front page. (We presume this to be a contemporary copy of the speech and not the sheets from which Singer actually read the speech.) ALL THREE OF THE ITEMS OFFERED TOGETHER HERE ARE RARE. Signed copies of the book's first printing are quite scarce. Advance review copies of the book are scarce. Association copies are rare. In this copy we have all 3 features combined and signed Association Review Copies, as offered here, are Rare indeed. The Uncorrected Proof of this important Singer book are quite scarce, and signed copies of the Uncorrected Proof are Rare. Finally, in our experience, signed copies of Singer's National Book Award Acceptance Speech are Rare as well. A remarkable collection of three items related to one of Singer's important National Book Award-Winning book, two of which are Association Copies, two of which are Advance Copies, and ALL THREE OF WHICH ARE SIGNED BY ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Selbstporträt. Radierung von 1973. Signiert und datiert sowie bezeichnet 'P'. In der Platte datiert '17.1.73'. 30 x 22 cm. Schön gerahmt.,

      1973 - Probedruck. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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      New York: Oxford University Press, 1973. First American edition. SIGNED by author on title page. Near fine+ (small bookstore sticker on first free endpaper, otherwise fine) in very good dust jacket (3/4 inch closed tear at top of back panel, some slight edgewear, slightly sunned spine, and some slight soil on rear panel). See our scans. . Signed by Author. 1st American edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Barbara Bilson, Books]
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      NY: ARCO. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1973. 5th Impression. Hardcover. 0668029706 . In Near Fine Slipcase; One dust jacket has a tiny tear; Slipcase: A few very minor rubs; Color Plates and distribution maps .

      [Bookseller: Gravelly Run Antiquarians]
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        Happy Birthday, Wanda June

      London: Cape. (1973). The first British edition of a play that opened off-Broadway in 1970 and later made it to Broadway for a successful, although relatively short, run. With an introduction by Vonnegut explaining the genesis and personal relevance of the play. Without the photographs of the U.S. edition. Signed by the author on the first blank. Fine in a very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with trace wear to the crown. In a custom clamshell case. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Not I

      London: Faber & Faber, 1973. Original wraps very lightly rubbed near spine and outer edges, faintly creased upper front panel, nonetheless presents well. Signed by Beckett on title page. Scans available on request.. Signed by Author. Second Printing. Wraps. Near Fine/None. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Live and Let Die

      Pan Books, London, 1973, 1973. A James Bond novel. Film tie-in edition to promote the EON Productions movie of the same name, starring Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto and Jane Seymour. Paperback, pp.247 + 1 (advertisement), colour card covers. Near fine condition (cheap paper toned as ever). An increasingly uncommon paperback, this copy additionally SIGNED by Roger Moore to upper. Gilbert A2a (46.1).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The 1972-73 Aquila, Volume VI, Columbia High School, Decatur, Georgia

      [Columbia High School Yearbook Staff], 1973, 1973. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 31 cm., green and blue cloth ; numerous photos, several in color ; extremely rare Beatles-related collectible: This is the senior high school annual year of MARK DAVID CHAPMAN, the murderer of JOHN LENNON. Chapman is featured in the seniors section, with the photo that was first used in worldwide distribution during the breaking news story in 1980. Included are photos of Chapman's teachers, friends and siblings ; NO PROFIT WILL BE MADE FROM THE SALE OF THIS ITEM!; ALL MONEY WILL BE DONATED to cover the medical expenses of the Asheville, North Carolina artist, printmaker and painter, MELANIE STRATTON, aka ROWAN FARRELL-TROMBETTA, who is battling a debilitating cancer without the aid of medical insurance. As her supporters have written at the Human Tribe Project website, where a webpage for donations is maintained :..."Rowan Farrell is a fiercely loving mother, a gifted healer, an intuitive artist, and a warrior of life. She is the loyal friend who drops everything to serve those in need, whether that means giving a devoted listening ear, providing skilled bodywork, making nourishing foods, or cheerleading her loved ones on to the best places they can go. Time and again, Rowan gives ALL of herself to loved ones and community in an effort to ease suffering and to bring honor, righteousness, and justice to any situation where there is an imbalance. Now it is our turn to support her while she is in need. In November Rowan discovered a lump in her abdomen, which has since been diagnosed via biopsy, as a LeioMyosarcoma, a rare and potentially life-threatening type of tumor, for which Rowan must have surgery and other extensive treatments. Since the discovery of the tumor, Rowan's normally great strength and stamina have been vastly diminished; this powerhouse mama used to taking on the world has had to slow down to a turtle's pace as she has such limited energy. As a result, Rowan is currently unable to work and challenged by the prospects of caring for herself and her two children. The need for treatment and Rowan's inability to earn income at this time have created a need for financial support for her and her family, you are able to make a monetary donation pledge that will directly provide funds to Rowan to assist her in getting treatment remaining stable, and getting WELL! Beyond the shadow of a doubt, we need strong, dedicated women warriors like Rowan to keep us all moving in the direction of a world at peace and in love. She has already eased the pain of so many others - every gift we provide to her will certainly be reinvested into our community when Rowan is again able to provide her healing work to the people who need it. Further, her profound artistic vision is well worth nourishing to foster future works that will captivate and move her audience, in the tradition of her ceremonial artwork." ; Despite its link and correlation to the Death of John Lennon, may this book's sale bring Love, Life and Healing--Please give Peace a chance!.

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
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        A Coast to Coast Walk: ST Bees Head to Robin Hood's Bay, A Pictorial Guide [Pictorial Guide Series Number Eleven]

      Kendal: Westmorland Gazette, 1973. First Edition, [First Printing]. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good: An overall tidy copy with a two page TLS taped in, in a tidy dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has minor lean of the spine, moderate to heavy tape residue marks on the endpapers, some erased log entries and minor spotting on the page ends. Dust jacket has minor wear on the corners and edges and light surface dirt. 14311. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing] [[Burke 16]].

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY MORRISON on half-title: "For David / Regards / Toni Morrison"; Morrison&#39;s highly acclaimed second book, a finalist for the National Book Award. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Very light wear to spine edges of dust jacket; otherwise fine. Rare in this condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Quick Red Fox

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1973. hardcover. NF+/F. 1st edition, 1st printing Book has slight slant. Jacket minor wear at spine and flap folds ends, but NO fading. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        The Princess Bride

      New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973.. First edition. Octavo, original gray cloth. Signed by the author, with the added line "As you wish" on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A very sharp copy, uncommon signed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Killer Angels

      New York: David McKay. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION of Michael Shaara&#39;s Pulitzer-prize winning novel about the battle of Gettysburg. "Reflecting on an extraordinary experience with his family visiting the battlefield at Gettysburg, Michael became obsessed with telling the story of that momentous event through the eyes of the main characters themselves, something that had never been done. After seven years, the manuscript for The Killer Angels was completed... To Michael&#39;s disappointment, The Killer Angels was rejected by the first fifteen publishers who saw the manuscript. Finally, in 1973, it was bought by the small independent publisher, The David McKay Company, who was subsequently bought by Random House... [The] novel received very little attention, and mixed reviews, thus it was a shock to both Michael and the literary community when the announcement was made that The Killer Angels had been awarded the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction" (Jeff Shaara). New York: David McKay, 1974. Original blue cloth, original dust jacket. A superb copy, rare in this condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Naming of Beasts and Other Poems

      Omaha: Cummington Press. 1973. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Signed by Stern on the title page. 1973, First Edition. A Near Fine copy with minor sunning and wear to the spine. Fine contents. 1/100 copies. Hardcover, 71 pp. Stern&#39;s first book. Now housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. Scarce. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Longest Yard (Original screenplay, rainbow copy)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1973. Revised Final Script for the 1974 film, "The Longest Yard," directed by Robert Aldrich, written for the screen by Tracy Keenan Wynn and Albert S. Ruddy (though only Wynn is credited here), and starring Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, and Bernadette Peters. & & Ex-football star Burt Reynolds ends up in a prison run by sadistic sports-nut Warden Eddie Albert. Reynolds is strong-armed into forming an inmate football team, which instills an unexpected esprit de corps previously lacking in the prisoners&#39; lives. Using an element normally only found in boxing pictures, Reynolds is pressured by the opposing team (run by the prison guards, of course) to throw the game or else forfeit his parole. The football game that consumes the last third of the film is one of the more impressive set pieces of early 1970s cinema. & & Green studio wrappers, with die-cut title window on the front wrapper, gilt-stamped with the Paramount logo. Title page present, stating REVISED FINAL, with a date of September 6, 1973, and a credit for screenwriter Wynn. 120 leaves, mechanically reproduced, with yellow, blue, and pink revision pages throughout (a "rainbow" copy, consisting almost entirely of rewrites), dated variously between 9/19/73 and 10/15/73. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads. In a custom quater leather clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        STONES. Poems by Paul Merchant. Lithographs by Barbara Hepworth. Introduction by Ted Hughes

      The Rougemont Press. Exeter. 1973. LIMITED EDITION. Large 8vo. (11.4 x 7.7 inches). One of 75 copies numbered and signed by Merchant and Hepworth, from a total edition of just 150 copies. The two colour lithographs by Dame Barbara Hepworth (Kestor Rock and Gleaming Stone) were specially prepared for this volume. A fine copy in original mustard coloured cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and front board. In the fine original clear acetate wrapper. Loosely inserted is a single A4 typed sheet order form for the various publications of the Press, including this volume, and also a four page printed prospectus for this book in a printed wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        GRAVITY&#39;S RAINBOW [with,] GRAVITY&#146;S RAINBOW

      New York: Viking Press, 1973. First Edition of this classic work. Accompanied by the first edition of the impression issued in paper wrappers. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original orange cloth in the pictorial dustjacket; the wrappered copy in the original pictorial wrappers. Each 760 pp. Very fine copies each, of Pynchon&#146;s most important and celebrated work. Each, essentially as pristine. VERY FINE COPIES OF THIS IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. This, Pynchon&#39;s third novel, was awarded the National Book Award in 1973. It was also voted the Pulitzer Prize, but the committee refused to make the award and the year passed with none given. One of the cornerstone works of modern American literature.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Gravity&#39;s Rainbow (First Edition)

      New York: The Viking Press, 1973. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. None of the usual fading to the cloth is present, topstain bright and supple, with a pin-sized stray ink mark to the top page edges (not a remainder), and a tiny splash to the bottom of the page fore-edges. Jacket has a tiny bit of rubbing to the corners, and nearly imperceptible creasing to the spine, else lovely. A very attractive copy of Pynchon&#39;s magnum opus. Winner of the National Book Award.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Autograph musical manuscript signed of De temporum fine comoedia. Das Spiel vom Ende der Zeiten. Undated, but ca. 1970

      2 pp., being pages 143 and 144 of the full score. Large folio (416 x 318 mm.). Notated in ink and pencil on 30-stave music manuscript paper. Inscribed to Uli Märkle, a close collaborator and friend of the distinguished Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan. & & Slightly worn. . De temporum fine comoedia (Play for the End of Time), a major work, was Orff&#39;s final musical statement. It was composed over a period of some ten years and had its first performance on August 20, 1973 at the Salzburg Music Festival under Herbert von Karajan with the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra. & & "The gestation of De temporum fine comoedia, which is the epitome of Orff&#146;s theatrical work, began while he was working on Prometheus. The score to this &#145;Spiel vom Ende der Zeiten&#146; was completed between 1970 and 1971, with texts taken from the Oracula sibyllina, an Orphic Hymn to Oneiros, and also from the Carmina Burana collection. Orff lends to a theological idea a theatrical form that was already present in Des Turmes Auferstehung: Origene&#146;s &#145;apokatástasis pánton&#146;, namely the idea that the world returns to God with the consequence that all guilt is temporally finite. The vastness of this eschatological scenario feeds the visionary quality of this modern mystery play. And in the vision invoked by the Anachoretes one participates in the repentance of Lucifer, announced symbolically in the music by open 5ths to a blare of trumpets. There follows a transfiguring dematerialization of all musical parameters, then a canon for four viols. This symbolic mandala representing &#145;Tà pánta Noûs&#146; (&#145;Everything is Spirit&#146;) and closing with a reference to Anaxagoras, signifies both the end of the comoedia and of Orff&#146;s creative career. " Alberto Fassone in Grove online& & We would like to thank Ms. Sabine Fröhlich of the Orff-Zentrum in Munich for her kind assistance in the identification of this manuscript.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Breakfast of Champions or Goodbye, Blue Monday

      New York: Delacorte Press, 1973.. First edition. Octavo, original orange cloth. Signed by the author with a self-caricature. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Godwulf Manuscript

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1973 Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1973. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Signed by Robert B. Parker at the front endpaper and inscribed, ""Beverly, Hope that ankle gets better soon. Hope you enjoy the book."" The Inscription is 100% Guaranteed Authentic. Cloth boards with gold lettering at the spine. Top edge red. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, light spots at the fore-edge of the pages, small circular inkstamp at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $5.95 at the front flap, author's photo at the rear panel, shelf wear and spots, tears at the front and rear panel, tear at the front panel repaired by tape.

      [Bookseller: Rare Bookstore 1st Editions and Antiquar]
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        Marriages [Inscribed Association Copy]

      NY: Coward McCann Geoghegan. (1973). The first American edition of his first novel. Inscribed by the author to horror writer Stanley Wiater: "I&#39;m pleased to be one of your Dark Dreamers -- sounds like an accurate description to me!" With Wiater&#39;s bookplate. A nice association copy: Wiater has been called "the world&#39;s leading authority on horror filmmakers and authors" and has published two books of interviews with masters of horror fiction in the Dark Dreamers series, as well as hosting a television interview series with the same title. He has won the Horror Writers of America&#39;s Bram Stoker Award three times; Straub has also been a multiple winner of the Stoker Award. Sunning and foxing to top edge; near fine in a very good, rubbed and edgeworn dust jacket with a small abrasion to the front panel and a chip to the upper rear panel. With Wiater&#39;s Gahan Wilson-designed bookplate on the front free endpaper (reportedly the only bookplate Wilson ever designed). . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Allen Lane, 1973-04-24. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Minor wear to jacket with a little lamination lifting right at the edges. jacket clipped, but they missed the price. Spine slanted about 4mm. Free from inscriptions or marginalia. 278 pages Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

      [Bookseller: M Godding Ltd]
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        Silence: Lectures and Writings

      London: Calder and Boyars,, 1973. [Together with] M: Writings &#39;67 - &#39;72, [published in] Middletown, Connecticut [by] Wesleyan University Press [in] 1973, [and also John Collins&#39;s own copy of] The Modern Chess Primer [by] The Rev. E. E. Cunnington, [published in] London [by] George Routledge & Sons [in] 1922. Work 1: octavo. Printed card wrappers, as issued. Work 2: quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine in white and gilt, and to upper board in blind, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Work 3: small octavo. Original cloth backed boards, titles to boards printed in red and black. All housed in a brown cloth chemise and slipcase. Work 1: some stains to covers and edges, an excellent copy. Work 2: extremities faintly rubbed, an excellent copy in the nicked but clean dust jacket. Work 3: covers worn, pages tanned and brittle, but holding together well, overall a good copy. A fascinating inscribed presentation set linking two giants of their respective fields, the musician John Cage and the chess teacher John Collins. Cage attended Collins&#39; Hawthorne Chess Club in Brooklyn, which brought avant garde artists like Marcel Duchamp and Cage together with chess professionals like Hermann Helms "the dean of American chess" and Bobby Fischer, chess prodigy, youngest ever World Champion, and Collins&#39;s student. Cage&#39;s inscriptions to works 1 & 2 show a warm relationship; respectively: "For John, from John. (the Christmas &#39;73 goes without saying)" and "To John Collins, with friendship and admiration, John Cage, May 1973". Cage has written Collins into the table of contents of work 2, directing the reader to p. 211, where Cage has mentioned Collins in the text, "Jack Collins, brilliant mind, spastic paraplegic, Bobby Fischer&#39;s teacher. No one in the world of chess is as beloved. Frequently laughing, he gets around the apartment by riding small tricycle. People who don&#39;t play complain chess takes too much time. Given the opportunity to study with Collins, it&#39;d be a waste of time not to." The Modern Chess Primer (11th edition) was Collins&#39;s own, and contains his address stamp. Works 1 & 2, which offer great insight into Cage&#39;s philosophy of music and of life, are a second reprint and a first edition, first impression, respectively.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TO THE WAR WITH WAUGH. With an introductory Memoir by Christopher Hollis and illustrations by Peter MacKarell

      Whittington Press. London. 1973. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. First edition. 4to. (11 x 7.6 inches). 32 line drawings by MacKarell, some full and double page. One of an unspecified number of the total edition of 600 copies, all numbered and signed by St. John, that was bound in full off-white sheep with gilt lettering to the spine and a gilt stamped illustration, reproducing one of the drawings in the text, to the front board. The binding is by Hunter and Foulis Ltd, who bound the standard cloth edition, with their gilt stamp to the inner rear board. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed in the original beige patterned paper covered slip case. The glue used along the top edge of the tipped in portrait frontis has bled through the plate and left some light offsetting to the title page opposite, otherwise a clean and bright copy throughout. Some minor scuffing and bumping to the spine but overall a very near fine copy. This copy is numbered in Roman numerals, No. II, but this special delux leather issue is not mentioned in the colophon. A review from the contemporary issue of the Evelyn Waugh newsletter (Volume 7, Number 2 - Autumn 1973) does list this delux option, with cloth bound copies being advertised at £5.25 and Leather bound at £25. Because of the large price difference it is unlikely that many copies were bound in this way and in over twenty years of bookdealing this is the first that I have come across, despite having had several copies of the cloth bound limited edition. St. John served in the same Royal Marines Regiment as Evelyn Waugh during World War Two. They participated in basic training, prepared to defend the Cornwall area, and joined the Dakar attack. Waugh related many of these activities in Put out More Flags and Men at Arms. We learn the prototype of Ritchie-Hook, the location of Kut-al-lmara House, and the identification of Inverary with the Isle of Mugg. There are some interesting personal revelations, e.g., Waugh's lecture to his men about cursing, his desire to be fighting the Russians in Finland, and his fear of being treated by a Soviet woman doctor.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        William Wyler: The Authorized Biography

      N.Y.: Thomas Y. Crowell 1973 - 1st printing. Book appears unread, with a couple of tiny marks on title page. Unclipped DJ shows a touch of shelfwear; looks nice in Brodart cover. Inscribed by Wyler on front endpaper: "To our good friends Edward & Cynthia Losker [?] with good wishes/ Affectionately/ Willy." Biography of the three-time Academy Award winner, uncommon signed by Wyler. 456 pages + photos. Please email me for a possible discount! ***Reluctantly downsizing my personal library to accommodate move from suburban house to Manhattan apartment [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Washington Square Autographed Books]
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        Four Fictions. Joseph Conrad: The Lagoon; Gustave Flaubert: The Legend of Saint Julian; Henry James: The Jolly Corner; Luigi Pirandello: The Annuity.

      Kentfield, California: Allen Press, 1973. - These stories were chosen as examples of the best fiction from America, England, France and Italy. Francoeur's bindings have been at many exhibitions, in Qu&#142;bec, Canada and Europe, including the ÒUne passion &#136; quatre mainsÓ exhibition held in Montr&#142;al (1998) and Qu&#142;bec (1999). The National Library of Canada commissioned its ÒLivre dÕOrÓ from her. She won the William Cowley Award for Fine Binding in 1998 (Canadian Bookbinders and Book ArtistsÕ Guild). Folio. 155 pp. Illustrations and paper are by different craftsmen for each story; illustrators include Blair Hughes-Stanton, Mich&#143;le Forgeois, Joseph Low, and Paolo Carasone. Finely bound by Quebecois design binder Helene Francoeur in full dark blue goatskin with a stylized "4" embossed on the front board and a somewhat smaller one on the board, gilt-ruled spine with gilt title. A fine copy. One of 137 copies. Allen Bibliography 39. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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