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        Un Rêve a Commettre

      Nouveau Cecle Parisien du Livre , Paris, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition. Illustrator: Labarthe. 144 of 180 loose in a green cloth clamshell box as issued. Signed by the author and illustrator - with 11 etchings. Faint soiling and surface marking to box and a small ding eo rear of the box, internally fine. Size: Quarto (4to). Illustrator: Labarthe. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Art & Design; Inventory No: 040025. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        SLEEPING BEAUTY. Signed Typescript

      New York: [Published by Knopf in 1973], 1973 Ross Macdonald's carbon typescript for the novel marked as "Copy 3 - My Master Copy" on the tile page in his hand. 332 pages housed mostly in individual plastic sheets as was Macdonald's custom. Holograph notes, corrections, emendations throughout. ".the finest series of detective novels ever written by an American." - NY Times. "In 'Sleeping Beauty', Lew Archer finds himself the confidant of a wealthy, violent family with a load of trouble on their hands--including an oil spill, a missing girl, a lethal dose of Nembutal, a six-figure ransom, and a stranger afloat, face down, off a private beach. Here is Ross Macdonald's masterful tale of buried memories, the consequences of arrogance, and the anguished relations between parents and their children. Riveting, gritty, tautly written, 'Sleeping Beauty' is crime fiction at its best." "Ross Macdonald remains the grandmaster, taking the crime novel to new heights by imbuing it with psychological resonance, complexity of story, and rich ness of style that remain awe inspiring. Those of us in his wake owe him a debt that can never be paid." Jonathan Kellerman. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

      Harcourt Brace Jovanovich New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. (1973). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with very slight rubbing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title to Howard Zinn and his wife. Walker crossed out "& Trouble" on the half-title, leaving the printed "In Love," and followed it with "for Roz and Howie. Alice 1973." Howard Zinn was a historian, playwright, and social activist who was very involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Among his best known works was A People's History of the United States. Very scarce, especially with a significant association. The author's first book of stories, winner of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Award. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Gravity's Rainbow

      NY: Viking. (1973). Pynchon's editor's copy of his landmark third novel, winner of the National Book Award as well as the William Dean Howells Medal for the best work of fiction by an American over a five-year span. Gravity's Rainbow became the benchmark for postmodern American fiction upon publication and secured its mysterious and reclusive author's place in the postwar American literary pantheon. The hardcover first printing was only 4000 copies. Small bookplate of Pynchon's editor, Ray Roberts, on the front pastedown. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small creased tear to the crown. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        "Dorade"

      1973 or 1978. Mixed media on blue composition board. Signed "Arbib 73" or "Arbib 78". Framed. A Richard Arbib personal luxury car, modelled on the Cadillace Eldorado It's not clear whether the written date on this piece is 73 or 78, but it is definitely by Richard Arbib and definitely in keeping with the look of the 1970's Cadillac Eldorados. In the license plate spot, he has written "Dorade" and there are two shields very similar in shape to the Cadillac emblem. The Dorade is a Mediterranean Bass, the Dorado is a much larger fish known also as the dolphinfish and mahi-mahi. Eldorado however comes from El Dorado, the mythical City of Gold, thought by the conquistadors to exist in South America. Arbib's "Dorade" has nice lines and unusual features. The car is a large two door coupe with a huge hatchback type back window that extends over the trunk. The back lights are recessed into new style fins that extend backwards but not above the plane of the trunk. There are stylized sun roofs above driver and passenger.There are two views given, one from the side and one from the back.

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        Warm Wine

      Albondocani Press New York: Albondocani Press. 1973. First. First edition. Saddlestitched in marbled selfwrappers. .Prospectus for the book laid in. Fine. Copy letter H of 26 lettered copies Signed by the author. Ray Roberts's copy. Roberts was an influential editor with Viking, Henry Holt, and then Little, Brown, and he worked closely with John Fowles, Martha Grimes, Thomas Pynchon, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. .

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        The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper (First American Hardcover Edition, inscribed in the year of publication)

      J.B. Lippincott New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1973. First printing of this edition, and first American edition in hardcover. INSCRIBED in the year of publication on the front endpaper to Denver Post book editor Clarus Backus: "For Clair and Earlene / Thank you for one of those very good, very rare evenings / John D. MacDonald / 14 July '73." Laid in is a sheet of Denver Post stationery, a clipped article from The Denver Post by Ms. Backus about MacDonald's death, and a glossy Doubleday review photo from 1968, for the book "Three for McGee." Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Bookplate of noted collector Duke Collier on the front pastedown. Jacket is lightly rubbed at the extremities, with a touch of the usual fading on the spine. A very nice and extremely scarce presentation copy of a key Travis McGee title.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        FELICE BOSELLI. Pittore di natura morta.

      In-4 p., tela edit., pp. XV,686,(2), con 34 tavv. a colori applic. alla pag. e una ricchiss. documentazione iconografica di 612 ill. in b.n. nel t. Importante monografia dedicata al pittore piacentino (1650-1732) di cui viene presentata l?intera produzione, con numerosi raffronti. In ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Poem

      The Phoenix Book Shop New York: The Phoenix Book Shop. 1973. First. First edition. Fine in self-wrappers with applied label. One of 100 numbered copies (of a total edition of 126) Signed by the poet. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        MASTERPIECES OF NETSUKE ART: One Thousand Favorites of Leading

      New York: Weatherhill, 1973 First Edition of this definitive monogram on Japanese Netsuke and a key Netsuke reference from the noted Krouners' Oriental collection, with their neat bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper, Inscribed by Netsuke scholar Bernard Hurtig on the half-title page. 'Terry & Burt, Tonight's tete a tete was beautiful: I hope to count you as friends for the next 100 years, Bernard Hurtig, Oct.7/74'. Folio. 245 pp. A fine copy in 1/4 brown silk over beige brocade, gilt titles and decorations in the publisher's pictorial slipcase with brown silk top and bottom edges. Profusely illustrated with 1075 colour illustrations, Index, Glossary and Bibliography. With an excellent presentation of the highlights from the Atchley, Baur, Bushell, Gercik, Greenfield, Hurtig, Kenzo collections with commentary. An exceptionally nice copy of this important book.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        BLACK DOLL

      1973. 1. GOREY,EDWARD. THE BLACK DOLL. NY: Gotham Book Mart 1973. 8vo (5 1/8 x 7 1/8"), black boards, pictorial label, fine in slipcase. LIMITED TO 100 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY GOREY. The text is by Gorey but contains no illustrations other than the picture of the black doll on the cover. Toledano A49b.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        LINDBERGH OF MINNESOTA. A POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY

      Harcourt Brace Jovanovich New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1973). First Edition. cloth. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. SIGNED on the title page by the author and by the subject's son, aviator Charles Lindbergh, who wrote the foreword. The first biography of the liberal Minnesota congressman of the early 20th century known for his ties to the farming and labor vote. Illustrated with 16-page inset of glossy black-and-white photos as well as political cartoons throughout. Small adhesive remnant at bottom of front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        Orchidaceae,

      First Edition, limited to 600 numbered and signed copies (this being # 229), 144pp and 1 table ('the position of the orchid family in the plant kingdom'), with 40 fine colour plates, elephant folio (c.360 x 460mm), on specially manufactured heavy mould-made paper by the Inveresk Paper Company and superbly printed by W. S. Cowell of Ipswich. Fine publisher's original gilt lettered full vellum by Zaehnsdorf with the original red cloth slipcase, all edges gilt, a flawless copy fine as issued, London, Bourton Press, 1973. FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST. * "[The] quality of contemporary botanical illustration [as here] yields nothing in technique and artistic merit to the work of renowned masters of former days such as Ehret, Jacquin and Redouté. Where fine paintings are accompanied by clear and authoritative text, a satisfying completeness results and I venture to say that the present work matches the highest traditions in botanical literature . The expert botanical matter by P. Francis Hunt fittingly complements the exquisite portraits of Mary Grierson to give a most impressive book. If it had been produced in the nineteenth century it would have been on equal terms with such orchid classics as Sander's 'Reichenbachia' and Bateman's account of the Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala ." (Sir George Taylor, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew).

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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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        3 Volumes: The Tides of Lust ---by Samuel Delany ---all Signed By Delany ( Both Lancer variant Editions / UK Edition )

      N.Y. / London: Lancer / Lancer / Savoy ( NEL - New English Library ), 1973, 1973, 1980, 1st Edition, 1st Printing for All ------------3 volumes, paperback, all are Very Good+, all 3 books are signed and inscribed by Delany, there are 2 copies of the LANCER edition, both dated 1973, both identical except that there is a Lancer horse head at the base of the spine of one of the books, the copy without the horse head is a Canadian inprint, the copy with the horse head is a US edition, as well this grouping includes the SAVOY 1980 edition of the same title, rarely found signed, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo... Signed. First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good+. Illus. by Text Cover.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Studies for Warhols' Marilyns Beuys' Actions and Objects Duchamps' Etc. Including Film

      Syracuse: Everson Museum of Art, 1973. First Edition. Quarto. Stapled mimeograph. Edited and produced by Judson Rosebush. Concept and design by Elaine Sturtevant. Warhol, Beuys, and Duchamp appropriated in a mimeograph fantasy published at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. Lightly toned at the edges, else fine in illustrated stapled wrappers. Cool book.

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        USA: 1935-73. Photographs by Theo Jung

      Vienna: Wien : Höhere Graphische Bundes-Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Wien XIV, 1973. First Edition. Small, square quarto (20cm). Original printed wrappers; unpaged [16 leaves]; chiefly illustrations. Presentation inscription from Jung to Bernarda Shahn on half-title: "For auld lang syne: to Ben's memory & with appreciation for your artistry & friendship: Theo, 12.xi.76." Fine copy. & & Scarce, brief catalogue of works by Theo Jung (1906-1996), who joined Ben Shahn on the photographic staff of the FSA in 1936. In the 1940s Jung independently produced a series of documentary photographs of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia which are now in the Library of Congress. The current catalog was produced for a Jung exhibition in Vienna in 1976; it includes about a dozen photographs from his FSA period, a few images from his Harper's Ferry series, and a number of later works.

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        Neruda: entierro y testamento

      "In September 1973, Fina Torres, a photojournalist active in Venezuela at that time, was in Santiago during the coup that overthrew the government of the Unidad Popular. She photographed the damage done by the artillery to the facade of the Palacio de la Moneda, the armed soldiers in the streets, and other unsettling scenes of everyday life at the time: the cleaning of painted slogans from the walls, people lining up to buy food, the surveillance of the embassies, and the anguished seriousness of people waiting outside the morgue. Photographs of similar scenes can be found in the photobook Chili September 1973 by Koen Wessing, one of whose images is virtually identical to another taken by Torres. Both photographed a dark-haired girl standing at the door of the nourgue and showing the ID photo of a soldier. Torres decided to repeat the image to show more clearly the features of the young man who had disappeared, and Wessing did the same. Ten days after the coup, the poet Pablo Neruda died in a clinic in Santiago. Torres photographed the funeral procession, which also laid to rest the Unidad Popular and a whole era of leftist aspirations. The procession turned into a demonstration, in spite of the menacing presence of numerous armed soldiers. Fina Torres left a testimony of the vigil held around the dead body of Neruda. As she racalls, she was "the only photographer in the writer's residence on the day of his death." The house had been entered and sacked by the soldiers, an event almost prophesied in the lines "Traitor / generals: / behold my dead house" from España en el Corazon. The photos show empty shelves, ashes from the auto-da-fé, open closets, flooded rooms, and other signs of plunder and destruction - images of the desolation that the deceased poet's relatives, also captured by Torres' camera, seem not to notice"Horacio Fernandez in The Latin American Photobook, p 102.Text in Spanish: Sarmiento Alvaro. 47 BW ills by Torres Fina cm 14x19; pp. 152; paperback in fine condition. A wonderful and rare document of a serious photobook.

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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.

      Probedruck.

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        Saint Jack

      Houghton, Mifflin Company, Boston,, 1973. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red and blue, top edge stained pink, blue endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine a little cocked but an excellent copy in the very slightly faded dust jacket. First US Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "To Pat & Vidia You brought this upon yourself With love Paul July 1973". The recipients were V. S. Naipaul and his wife. Naipaul was Theroux's key literary association. Theroux and Naipaul met in East Africa in 1966. Naipaul was the senior and more successful of the two and made a lasting literary impact on Theroux who published in 1972 what was to be the first full-length study of his friend. Their friendship was often troubled but lasted for some 30 years before ending around the time of Pat Naipaul's death. The acrimonious break would lead directly to Theroux's harsh biography of Pat and Vidia Naipaul, "Sir Vidia's Shadow". Nonetheless it remains difficult to overstate the huge influence Naipaul had upon Theroux and therefore the resonance of this association copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gravity's Rainbow

      London: Jonathan Cape. (1973). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition of Pynchon's landmark third novel, winner of the National Book Award as well as the William Dean Howells Medal for the best work of fiction by an American over a five-year span. Not noted in Mead and in our experience considerably scarcer than even the scarce U.S. proof. Small bookplate of Ray Roberts, Pynchon's editor, inside the front cover. Fine in wrappers. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        GRAVITY'S RAINBOW

      New York: Viking Press, 1973. FIRST EDITION, one of only 4,000 printed. 760 pp. Hardcover. 8vo size. Orange cloth. Beautiful, crisp, clean copy in an unfaded, crisp d.j. ( 1st issue dustjacket with the $15 price, the code 0273 on the front flap, and the ISBN number in white on the back ). Housed in a half leather clamshell box, decorated with a large red rocket on the spine. Very good+/Very good+. (Oversized - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

      [Bookseller: A. Parker's Books, Inc.]
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        Gravity's Rainbow

      New York: Viking Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine-. First Printing (one of only 4,000 copies). Thick 8vo; [6], 760pp, with a pictorial title page. Publisher's orange cloth, the upper cover decorated in blind with the spine lettered in darker orange, in a first issue pictorial dust jacket, priced $15.00, with the publisher's code 0273 on the bottom of the front flap. About Fine (one corner rubbed, previous owner's name and date ton the front fly leaf); in an about Fine (head of spine lightly rubbed and creased, as is the front flap; small bookstore sticker affixed to front flap) jacket without any fading to the spine, a condition endemic to this title. Mead A3a. “'A screaming comes across the sky.' One of the most famous opening lines in literature might as well refer to the novel it sets off —Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon's masterpiece, marks an event in literary history whose significance readers have argued and will argue for a long time, but which nobody can afford to ignore. Published in 1973, it is often considered as the postmodern novel, redefining both postmodernism and the novel in general." (Literary Encyclopedia) "This is the war book to end them all." (Burgess 99). Winner of the National Book Award for 1974. An outstanding copy of the author's scarce second and finest novel. 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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        GRAVITY'S RAINBOW

      New York: The Viking Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1973. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Cover Art; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The bottom front spine joint has a small chip missing where the spine joint connects to the front pastedown. The foredge of the text block has some beginning toning and foxing. The top edge of the dust jacket at the top spine end has several beginning edge nicks and tears with some associated rolling and wrinkling. The front dust jacket cover has one crease / scratch by the top edge towards the spine joint. The dust jacket flap has been price clipped. There is some beginning rolling and nicking to the top rear edge of the dust jacket and the top rear dust jacket flap joint as well. "A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now. It is too late. The Evacuation still proceeds, but it's all theatre. There are no lights inside the cars. No lights anywhere. Above him lift girders old as an iron queen, and glass somewhere far above that would let the light of day through. But it's night. He's afraid of the way the glass will fall - soon - it will be a spectacle: the fall of a crystal palace. But coming down in total blackout, without one glint of light, only great invisible crashing." .

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        Gravity's Rainbow

      NY: Viking. (1973). Pynchon's editor's copy of his landmark third novel, winner of the National Book Award as well as the William Dean Howells Medal for the best work of fiction by an American over a five-year span. Gravity's Rainbow became the benchmark for postmodern American fiction upon publication and secured its mysterious and reclusive author's place in the postwar American literary pantheon. The hardcover first printing was only 4000 copies. Small bookplate of Pynchon's editor, Ray Roberts, on the front pastedown. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small creased tear to the crown. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Bagagem Do Viajante: Cronicas

      Lisboa: Ed. Futura 1973.. First Edition of this early collection of essays by the future Nobel Prize- winning author. Octavo. Good in wrappers, as issued. Inscribed and dated by the author. Uncommon.

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        Fear and loathing : on the campaign trail '72 / Hunter S. Thompson

      New York : Straight Arrow Books (1973), 1973. 1st Edition - 2nd state jacket. Physical description. : 506 p : ill ; 18 cm. Subject: Presidents - United States - Election - 1972. Political campaigns - United States. A very good first edition in a very good second issue dust jacket (no large white borders around photograph on the back panel) Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Signed and inscribed of behalf of the 'Doctor' by Ralph Steadman.

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        Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

      (San Francisco): Straight Arrow. (1973). A review copy of Thompson's third book and the second of his "Fear & Loathing" accounts, in which Thompson covers the Nixon/McGovern race for the Presidency, bringing to the campaign a sense of humor and horror that is simultaneously both off-the-wall and entirely appropriate to its subject. Author photo, five pages of publicity material, review slip (which also states that the frequent faintness of the type will be corrected in the first edition), and a McGovern promissory note laid in. In the promotional material the publisher describes this book as "the last volume in a strange trilogy that began with Hell's Angels... and continued through Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," the only time we have heard of these three books being explicitly described as a trilogy. This copy is signed by Ralph Steadman and Kurt Vonnegut. Steadman, who contributed illustrations to the book, has added devil's horns, a jester's cap, and a cigarette holder to the title page illustration and has written "Part Devil, Part Jester," dating his signature on August 20, 2005 at Owl Farm, Woody Creek, the day of Hunter Thompson's memorial blastoff. Vonnegut has written, on July 28 of that year: "Hunter Thompson is the most creatively crazy of the New Journalists. His ideas are brilliant, and honorable and valuable -- the literary equivalent of cubism. All rules are broken." In addition to his signature, Vonnegut has added a signed self-caricature. Fine in a near fine, presumed first issue, price-clipped dust jacket with slight edge wear, housed in a custom clamshell case. The bibliographic history of this title is unusual, and this advance copy provides some clues to a number of the questions that surround it. In particular, the price-clipped jacket is telling: originally the price of the book was to be $7.95, as is indicated on the review slip, but the price was lowered prior to publication so that the first copies issued to the trade had a $6.95 price. The price was later raised back to $7.95. As the publisher indicates, early copies of the book were printed poorly, and the printing was to be improved upon actual publication. Straight Arrow Press was the newly created publishing arm of Rolling Stone magazine, which was still a small counterculture journal at the time, and the vagaries of the publication process were apparently still new to them. A beautiful copy of an early issue of this book, which survived to be annotated at the end of the story, Thompson's blastoff. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        An Original Sketchbook of Special Importance to the Artist With 17 Finished, 270 x 210 mm Mixed Media Drawings of High Quality, Each Executed on 1 Side of a Sheet Over the 10 year period Between 1964 and 1973.

      These are deeply felt and original works that display a mastery of the medium and offer a pictorial record of the soul of the artist. The extraordinary sketchbook ends with 2 rhapsodic, abstract, 3-color gouaches that are both the summation of a lifetime of making art and a leap forward. ARTIST DOCUMENTATION: Simone Schmidt has documented 15 of the 17 works; 2 are signed & dated and with the landscapes located; 11 have the scenes located and are dated; 2 just with dates. While there isn't artist documentation for the final 2 works, they can reliably be dated to 1973. The sketchbook is dated 1962-1973 in pencil in the artist's hand on the upper cover but the works were executed in clusters at 3-4 year intervals with 1964 (8 works), 1968 (3 works), 1970 (3 works) and 1973 (1 work-and the 2 undated works). DETAIL: Confirmed complete. Sheets: excellent: a few with very lightly bent tips or other trace edgewear. Binding: Very Good: last hole (of 35) on the spiral binding cleanly split. Covers: some edgewear, and scattered spots or stains: they don't continue in. SIZE: 21 x 27 cm or 8.5 x 10.5 inches. SUMMARY: 17 full-page drawings, principally of rural landscapes in Belgium, 4 with color, executed in charcoal & pencil (13), charcoal & pastel (2), and charcoal & gouache (2), Ten are oriented to the long side of the sheet, seven to the short side. SELECTED DRAWINGS DESCRIBED: 5. (1964), pencil & charcoal, oriented towards the vertical: A superb and highly original composition from which emanates a deep wellspring of feeling not often found in modern European art. The landscape depicts houses in a dark foreground set off characteristically against a light, indeterminate background. The ground is imbued with indefinable energies and surfaces veering off in ways that seem inevitable but impossible to define. 6. (1964), charcoal & pencil, oriented towards the vertical: A highly original work, seemingly austere and casual in the making but created out of deep feeling and a mastery of the medium. A mysterious close-in portrait of bare trees, branches and trunks in early spring, the circulatory system of the unseen but apprehended sun. 9. (1968), pastel & charcoal in 8 colors, oriented towards the vertical: A austerely rendered, superb and original interior view, a room opening to a small balcony, and beyond, a mysterious tree, and beyond that, an indeterminate, enveloping energy. The room is charged with vertical lines that are as much space as structure. 11. (1968), charcoal & pencil, oriented towards the vertical: A landscape that is a recognizable pattern of hills, trees, homes, cows and vegetation but is also something largely unrecognizable, unknowable, and alive. A highly original drawing that strikes out against the idea of a placid, well-ordered countryside and exploits every aspect of the charcoal medium to create a palpable sense of wonder and a living, evolving expanse. 13. (1970), pencil & charcoal: A superb and original, mystical representation of a high hill view to low hills and lowlands below and beyond, and beyond all, the contrails of the sun and the sky. All become skin of the sun. 14. (1970), charcoal & pencil: A remarkable, deeply felt rendering of a house by a waterway with trees and arboreal masses rising into the hills and toward heights intimated, but not seen. The trees in the foreground are portrayed with an exceptional variety of applications of stroke, shading and texture that inexplicably grow, merge and separate to become charged portraits of mass and light, visual representations of the life force itself. 15. (1973), charcoal: A remarkable and virtuosic use of the charcoal medium showing a small stand of forest trees and brush at the edge of a woodland, and beyond, a series of escarpments. 16. (1973), gouache & charcoal, oriented towards the vertical: A deeply felt, rhapsodic abstract exploring being in the light. 17. (1973), gouache & charcoal, oriented towards the vertical: A rhapsodic abstract on life as an eruption in space of space: a deeply felt work displaying a mastery of the brush. ARTIST NOTE: Schmidt studied with De Pauw and Navez: her first solo exhibition was at the Galerie La Licorne in Brussels in 1940.

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        The London Dore Saw: A Victorian Evocation

      London: Allen Lane, 1973.. First edition. Folio, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Peggy and Frank Taplin with kind, associational thoughts from Eric de Mare Jan. 1973." Also laid in, is a page and half handwritten signed letter to the same recipients. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a closed tear to the front panel and some nominal wear the the extremities.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        GRAVITY'S RAINBOW

      New York: Viking Press, 1973. FIRST EDITION, one of only 4,000 printed. 760 pp. Hardcover. 8vo size. Orange cloth. Beautiful, crisp, clean copy in an unfaded, crisp d.j. ( 1st issue dustjacket with the $15 price, the code 0273 on the front flap, and the ISBN number in white on the back ). Housed in a half leather clamshell box, decorated with a large red rocket on the spine.Very good+/Very good+. (Oversized - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

      [Bookseller: A. Parker's Books, Inc. ]
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        Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

      (San Francisco): Straight Arrow. (1973). A review copy of Thompson's third book and the second of his "Fear & Loathing" accounts, in which Thompson covers the Nixon/McGovern race for the Presidency, bringing to the campaign a sense of humor and horror that is simultaneously both off-the-wall and entirely appropriate to its subject. Author photo, five pages of publicity material, review slip (which also states that the frequent faintness of the type will be corrected in the first edition), and a McGovern promissory note laid in. In the promotional material the publisher describes this book as "the last volume in a strange trilogy that began with Hell's Angels... and continued through Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," the only time we have heard of these three books being explicitly described as a trilogy. This copy is signed by Ralph Steadman and Kurt Vonnegut. Steadman, who contributed illustrations to the book, has added devil's horns, a jester's cap, and a cigarette holder to the title page illustration and has written "Part Devil, Part Jester," dating his signature on August 20, 2005 at Owl Farm, Woody Creek, the day of Hunter Thompson's memorial blastoff. Vonnegut has written, on July 28 of that year: "Hunter Thompson is the most creatively crazy of the New Journalists. His ideas are brilliant, and honorable and valuable -- the literary equivalent of cubism. All rules are broken." In addition to his signature, Vonnegut has added a signed self-caricature. Fine in a near fine, presumed first issue, price-clipped dust jacket with slight edge wear, housed in a custom clamshell case. The bibliographic history of this title is unusual, and this advance copy provides some clues to a number of the questions that surround it. In particular, the price-clipped jacket is telling: originally the price of the book was to be $7.95, as is indicated on the review slip, but the price was lowered prior to publication so that the first copies issued to the trade had a $6.95 price. The price was later raised back to $7.95. As the publisher indicates, early copies of the book were printed poorly, and the printing was to be improved upon actual publication. Straight Arrow Press was the newly created publishing arm of Rolling Stone magazine, which was still a small counterculture journal at the time, and the vagaries of the publication process were apparently still new to them. A beautiful copy of an early issue of this book, which survived to be annotated at the end of the story, Thompson's blastoff. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL '72. Signed

      San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1973 Thompson's third book & second of his Fear & Loathing accounts. 8vo., 506pp., [1] blank, [3] Steadman illustrations, [1] blank, [1] acknowledgements. Signed [Initialed] on the half title by Thompson on an appropriate day: "H.S.T. / Friday 13. Nov 1998". First Edition in a near fine or better First Issue price-clipped dustwrapper with the white photo border present on the back panel. Thompson's off-the-wall Gonzo take on the 1972 Nixon/McGovern Presidential race for the Presidency. One of the scarcest of Thompson's titles to be found signed.. Signed by Author. First Edition..

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Prospect 73

      Stadische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, 1973. staple binding. fine. printed japped folder content of a 30 x 21, 12pp offset publication listing the works in this one of the last from the series of Prospect conceptual art exhibitions and 40 original full colour photographic slides in plastic slide holders.

      [Bookseller: artecontemporanea_com]
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        IRISH FOLK TALES. Publisher's Archive of the Original Art for the Book

      [Avon, CT]: [Limited Editions Club], [1973]. Original Art. Fine with bright colors. Rowal Friers. The archive includes 12 ink and watercolor drawings (some SIGNED), 18 ink drawings, 15 photo proofs of tailpieces and 19 photo proofs of titles, all housed in an envelope from the Limited Editions Club. Annotations in crayon and pencil to the margins. With the artist's label on the rear of each work.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The New Journalism

      NY: Harper & Row. (1973). An anthology of the movement in the 1960s toward a "new journalism" that abandoned pretensions of objectivity in favor of engagement with the subject matter of the writing -- from Terry Southern's humorous pieces to Hunter Thompson's "gonzo" journalism. Includes "Khesanh" by Michael Herr, four years before its publication in his Vietnam war classic Dispatches, and "Slouching Towards Bethlehem," the title piece of Joan Didion's landmark 1968 collection. Also includes excerpts from Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and George Plimpton's Paper Lion. Edited by Tom Wolfe, with two pieces by him, and also including "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved" by Thompson. Signed (initialed) by Thompson at his contribution, and inscribed by Ralph Steadman with a drawing in the section called "Waiting for Steadman." Also inscribed by Wolfe on the title page. Slight foredge sunning, a few marks to the edges of the text block; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small edge nicks. An important anthology of new writing from the Sixties, much of which is now viewed as classic. Seldom found signed, this is the only copy we have ever encountered signed by Thompson and Steadman. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Child of God

      Random House, New York,, 1973. Octavo. Original blue cloth-backed red boards, titles to spine in yellow. With the dust jacket. Light rubbing and a small closed tear to the bottom of jacket spine but otherwise an excellent and bright copy. First Edition, First Printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cormac McCarthy Child of God First Edition

      New York: Random House, 1973. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. (Literature) MCCARTHY, Cormac. Child of God. New York: Random House, 1973. Octavo (8.5 x 5.75), hardcover, original jacket, black cloth spine with red paper boards. The third novel from the critically acclaimed and highly regard author. A superior copy. Very slight lean. A few brown spots on the top page edge. Jacket spine faded. 1/74 on back flap. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Lithograph with Watercolor

      1973. An image of a figure labeled "Hoki Doki" (Miller's fifth and final wife was Hiroko "Hoki" Tokudo), next to a green visage inside a birdcage and above a fish out of water and a Japanese text. Issued in a limitation of 150 numbered copies, each watercolored by hand and signed by Miller. 7-3/4" x 10-3/4". Matted and framed to 17-1/4" x 20-1/2". Fine. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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