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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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        AUTOGRAPHED PROGRAM to Henry Miller. SIGNED

      Paris, n.d. c.1973: M.M., 1973 Marceau, Marcel. [Henry Miller]. AUTOGRAPHED PROGRAM to Henry Miller. SIGNED. Folio, 9" 1/4 x 12". Illustrated wrappers, 24pp. Black & white photos of Bip & original Marceau drawings throughout, many full page. In fine condition. Inscribed on the front cover illustration of Bip the Clown by Marceau to Henry Miller: "À Henry Avec mon coeur et ma main amie fidèlement Votre Bip Marcel Marceau" [To Henry, Faithfully with my heart & my friendly hand Your Bip Marcel Marceau]. At the time of this presentation, Marceau was pleading his case to Miller for the rights to produce a film of Miller's "The Smile At The Foot Of The Ladder", Miller's novella about a clown named Auguste, whose one-dimensional fame causes an existential crisis of identity & a Siddhartha-like quest for spiritual meaning. Marceau's interest in the project was obvious. A fine association. "Like the clown we go through the motions, forever simulating, forever postponing the grand event. We die struggling to get born. We never were, never are. We are always in the process of becoming" - Henry Miller," - Epilogue. "The Smile At The Foot Of The Ladder, "I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth." - Marcel Marceau.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Marcel Marceau.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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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        AUTOGRAPHED PROGRAM to Henry Miller. SIGNED

      Paris, n.d. c.1973: M.M., 1973 Marceau, Marcel. [Henry Miller]. AUTOGRAPHED PROGRAM to Henry Miller. SIGNED. Folio, 9" 1/4 x 12". Illustrated wrappers, 24pp. Black & white photos of Bip & original Marceau drawings throughout, many full page. In fine condition. Inscribed on the front cover illustration of Bip the Clown by Marceau to Henry Miller: "À Henry Avec mon coeur et ma main amie fidèlement Votre Bip Marcel Marceau" [To Henry, Faithfully with my heart & my friendly hand Your Bip Marcel Marceau]. At the time of this presentation, Marceau was pleading his case to Miller for the rights to produce a film of Miller's "The Smile At The Foot Of The Ladder", Miller's novella about a clown named Auguste, whose one-dimensional fame causes an existential crisis of identity & a Siddhartha-like quest for spiritual meaning. Marceau's interest in the project was obvious. A fine association. "Like the clown we go through the motions, forever simulating, forever postponing the grand event. We die struggling to get born. We never were, never are. We are always in the process of becoming" - Henry Miller," - Epilogue. "The Smile At The Foot Of The Ladder, "I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth." - Marcel Marceau.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Marcel Marceau.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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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        Fear of Flying. A Novel

      New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,, 1973. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in red, red end-papers. With the dust jacket. Spine and edges of boards faded. An excellent copy in the jacket that is slightly creased at the ends of the spine panel. First edition, first printing. With a folder, the cover of which is printed "Erica Jong" in green, inscribed by the author on the inside flap "For Phil Thayer with warmest wishes, Erica Jong". The folder contains publisher's materials related to the novel's publication and critical reception, a preview chapter, and a photo of the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PICTURE BOOK II 32 Original Lithographs and Captions (ALL Signed in Pencil)

      Los Angeles, California: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, 1973. Tan wrappers, black lettering on spine and front, illustration on front which is an enlarged reverse of the monochromatic title page illustraton, unpaginated, with 32 original stone lithographs, publ date: May 10, 1973. Limited Edition of 1000 numbered and signed copies. This copy is Hors Commerce*. It is from the estate of Jack Lord**. All 32 of the original stone lithographs within are signed in pencil by the artist, as a personal favor to his friend, Mr. Lord -- in addition to his signature with inscription on the colophon page: "Hors Commerce / Jack Lord's own. With thanks for / his invaluable help. / ME KE ALOHA PUMEHANA A PAU / Jean Charlot" -- followed by the signature and inscription of the lithographer, "Lynton R. Kistler / with appreciation to Mr. Lord." The small monochromatic drawing (brown) on the title page is also signed in pencil. In front are laid-in two letters from the artist to Mr. Lord, and each is signed by Mr. Charlot. In the first letter, dated 2-28-1962 (11 years prior to eventual publication), Mr. Charlot indicates "I shall sign the prints for you." In the second letter, dated 8-27-73 (3 months after publication, Mr. Charlot indicates some annoyance at signing [all of the] individual prints! An autographed 8 x 10 color photo of Mr. Lord is also laid-in. Inserted in the slip case*** with the book is a 4 x 9 business envelope containing the following items of provenance: a signed 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 color photo of Mr. Lord, a cancelled check for a small amount on the account of Jack Lord and Marie Lord drawn on the Bank of Hawaii signed by Mr. Lord, a letter from the First Hawaiian Bank, personal trust dept., attesting that the book was the personal property of Mr. & Mrs. Lord, the PayPal receipt from the previous owner as high bidder in the estate liquidation auction, August, 2007. The book spine appears lightly sunned; scattered light foxing on edges with occasional very light foxing on some margins, slip-case has light sunning along one edge of the opening, book and slip-case show some minor evidence of handling, but over-all obviously well cared for. *Hors Commerce: Presentation copy, outside of the edition of 1000 which were only signed on the colophon page. **Jack Lord, actor, is best known for his starring role as Steve McGarrett in the American television program Hawaii Five-O from 1968 to 1980. ***The slip case is covered with a single large printed sheet of paper with two special monochromatic illustrations.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Slip Case Near Fine. Illus. by Jean Charlot. 4to - 11" x 8-1/2". Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Gene's Books, IOBA]
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        Trentatre poesie. Con quattro acqueforti originali di Bruno Saetti

      Milano, M'Arte, 1973, 8vo ril. mezza pelle e tela con cofanetto rigido, pp. 68 con quattro acqueforti originali, num. e firmate, di Bruno Saetti (cm 15 x 24) firma autografa di Valeri al colophon. Edizione unica di 150-XXV es. num. (n¡ 35) [Jentsch, 1993]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica snc]
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        Ten Thousand Light years from Home ---by James Tiptree, Jr -a Signed Copy

      N.Y.: Ace, 1973, 1st edition, 1st Printing ------------paperback, a solid Very Good copy, light rubbing, small abrasion to spine at rear, a bit of age toning to paper, rarely found signed, signed and inscribed with a lengthy inscription by TIPTREE, inscription reads ---"To _____ ____ with every good wish in life and happiness James Tiptree Jr ( Tip ) ---PS. This book is famous for the truly terrible misprints and shoddy format -almost a collector's item. If I had the time I'd go thru and correct the 101 worst. As it is, if something reads weird, it's probably one of them. JTJr ---, ---as well there is one correction in Tiptree's hand to a title on the contents/acknowledgements page, ---this contains: And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side; The Snows Are Melted The Snows Are Gone; Mamma Come Home [The Mother Ship]; Help [Pupa Knows Best]; Painwise; Faithful to Thee Terra in Our Fashion [Parimutuel Planet]; The Man Doors Said Hello To; The Man Who Walked Home; Forever to a Hudson Bay Blanket; I'll Be Waiting for You When the Swimming Pool Is Empty; I'm Too Big But I Love to Play; Birth of a Salesman; Mother in the Sky with ; Beam Us Home, 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 Chris Foss Cover Art (?).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        [Original Lithograph] "HOMMAGE TO PICASSO."

      [Berlin: Wieland Schmied, Propyläen Verlag, 1973].. Original lithograph, in five colors, on wove paper, 64.2 x 44.3 cm, with full margins. Small label and a couple of minor patches of surface abrasion on verso from previous mounting, small fleck inherent in paper stock in lower black margin, else near fine. Impression #LXXIX of CXX exemplars numbered in Roman, signed in pencil in the lower margin by the artist. Published as an element in the 1973 portfolio, HOMMAGE TO PICASSO, which included prints contributed by over 70 artists. There were also 90 copies numbered in Arabic, as well as artist's proofs and hors commerce copies.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        More Ray Gun Poems (1960)

      Moore College of Art / Falcon Press Philadelphia: Moore College of Art / Falcon Press. 1973. First. First edition. Oblong quarto. Stapled wrappers. One tiny tear and a trifle soiled, still very near fine. Signed by Oldenburg on the front wrap (although a little obscured because of the "busy" nature of the cover art). Scarce early work, especially signed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        WINNIE THE POOH. With colour illustrations by E. H. Shepard.

      Illustrated throughout in colour. Hand bound by Zaehnsdorf in full pictorial morocco, stamped in blind and gilt. All edges gilt. Contained in a pictorial cloth and paper slipcase. Limited edition of 300 copies numbered and signed by Shepard, of which this is number 202. First edition thus. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Essais de linguistique générale **. Rapports internes et externes du langage.

      (Paris), Les Éditions de Minuit, (1973). 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Minor soiling to front wrapper, otherwise a very nice and clean copy. 317, (3) pp.. First edition of one of Jakobson's late works, in which he summarizes many of his fundamental theories and makes them accessible. The work is inscribed "To Van from Roman" and bears the ownership signature of "W.V. Quine" to the half-title. As such, the present copy constitutes a magnificent link between two of the greatest theoreticians of language of the 20th century, on the one hand Roman Jakobson, the pioneer of the structural analysis of language and the linguist who most profoundly altered the field in the 20th century, and Willard Orman Van Quine, the great philosopher of logic and language, who altered the way that all Anglo-American philosophy of language and logic is conducted. Roman Osipovich Jakobson (1896 - 1982) was a famous Russian linguist and literary critic, who became one of the most influential linguists of the 20th century. He is probably most famous as the pioneer of structural analysis of language and as the co-founder of structuralism.Jakobson was born into a Russian Jewish family. Early on, he showed a great interest in the theory of language, and already as a student he became a leading figure of the Moscow Linguistic Circle. He was very much influenced by Husserl's phenomenology and the work of Saussure, and he developed a deep interest in the question of how language, the human speech, functions and is possible.Due to political troubles in Russia, in 1920 Jakobsen moved to Prague, where he was to become even more influential. He here, in 1926, co-founded the Prague School of linguistic theory, together with the Copenhagen School, the most influential school of linguistics of its time and of decades to come. When the Second World War broke out, Jakobson moved to Scandinavia, where he met the Copenhagen School of linguistics and its main figure, Louis Hjelmslev. Later he fled to America, where he met Quine, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Bloomfeld and many other important thinkers within the field of language theory. There is no doubt that many of the thinkers that he met here, including Quine, were greatly influenced by the seminal thoughts of the man who had altered all linguistic thought and research. Jakobson's structuralist theories of language differentiate much from other parts of the structuralist movement in that he constantly bases them on knowledge from other sciences, from mathematics, philosophy, psychology etc., and as such, Jakobson's theories are among the most influential and wide-ranging in the history of linguistics, as they come to also affect and profoundly influence several other scientific fields

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        Oswiecim-Brzezinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

      Slowo wstepne Adolf Gawalewicz. [Warsaw: Sport i Turystyka 1973]. [2],63,[1] textsidor + 122 s/v fotografier av Adam Bujak, några dubbelsidiga. Förlagets dekorerade linneband. Utan skyddsomslag. [30x23,5 cm]. Bra skick. Tillsammans med: Adolf Gawalewicz. Oswiecim-Brzezinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Utan år / No date. 43 sidor. Klammerhäftad. [28x21 cm]. Första [polska] upplagan. First edition by the Polish photographer Adam Bujak of Auschwitz-Birkenau as seen over two decades after the Holocaust.. Det löst bifogade häftet med översättning till engelska, franska, tyska och ryska. | Text in Polish by Rada Ochrony Pomnikow Walki I Meczenstwa. Preface by Adolf Gawalewicz. Publishers decorated cloth in good condition. Without dustjacket. Laid in is the translation of the text and photo captions given in English, French, German and Russian

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Bothnia]
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        STORIA DELLA MAIOLICA DI FIRENZE E DEL CONTADO. Secoli XIV e XVI.

      In-4, 2 volumi (1 di tavole), tela editoriale, custodia, pp. 505, con una ricchissima documentazione iconografica di oltre 600 illustrazioni a colori e in bianco e nero in 365 tavole. Importante opera per la conoscenza della storia della maiolica fiorentina. In ottimo stato (fine copy).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Les estampes de 1946 à 1972.

      Yves Rivière, éditeur. 1973. 4°. 225 pages. Richly illustrated in colour and b/w. Bound in a private half leather binding of dark brown maroquin with gilted title on spine and red cloth on the sides.. Bound with the orig. covers and backstrip. Bound by the Danish master bookbinder Henning Jensen. In excellent condition.. A complete catalogue of the prints of Alechinsky with 601 entries in a highly attractive binding. The cover is drawn directly on lithographic film by Alechinsky, and with an original litographed page

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        GRÖNA LUND.

      Om människor på ett nöjesfält. Text: Jan Stolpe. Helsingborg: Fyra Förläggare, 1973. (114) s. 28,5x21 cm. Inbunden i förlagets tryckta pappband. Fotoillustrerad i svartvitt.. Aktuell Fotolitteratur 1. Anders Petersens första bok

      [Bookseller: Ryös Antikvariat]
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        Das frühe Plakat in Europa und den USA. Ein Bestandkatalog. Band 1-3 in vier Teilen. 1. Großbritannien. Vereinigte Staaten von Nordamerika. 2. Frankreich und Belgien. 3. Deutschland (1. Text. 2. Tafeln).

      Mit vielen Abbildungen. Berlin 1973-80. 4°. Original Leinwand-Bände mit Schutzumschlag. 226 + 418 + 506 Seiten + 363 Tafeln. (Forschungunternehmen »19. Jahrhundert« des Fritz Thyssen Stiftung). Das Umschlag des erstes Bandes ein bißchen zerrissen

      [Bookseller: Mandøes Antikvariat]
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        A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication.New York: IEEE Transactions on Communications, 1974. First edition.

      A very fine and entirely unrestored copy of the most important article on the Internet's development: Cerf and Kahn's creation of the Transmission Control Program (TCP), the blueprint for the Internet. OOC 528. <br/><br/> "In the early 1970s ARPANET, and other data networks that were beginning to be constructed around the word, were hampered by the fact that each operated according to different hardware and software protocols, thus making it impossible for them to communicate with one another. ARPANET was was using the Network Control Protocol or NCP. This problem was solved by Cerf and Kahn's invention of the TCP/IP cross-network protocol that allowed the creation of an international network of computer networks; i.e., the Internet [a term the authors invented around 1973 as an abbreviation for 'inter-networking of networks'. The authors laid out the architecture of such a network in the present paper:<br/><br/> It describes gateways, which sit between networks to send and receive 'datagrams.' Datagrams, similar to envelopes, enclose messages and display destination addresses that are recognized by gateways. Datagrams can carry packets of various sizes. The messages within datagrams are called transmission control protocol (TCP) messages. TCP is the standard program, shared by each network, for loading and unloading datagrams; it is the only element of the international network that must be uniform among the small networks, and it is the crucial element that makes global networking possible.<br/><br/> In 1978 TCP was split into TCP and IP for Internet Protocol. In 1982 the Defense Communications Agency DCA and ARPA established the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP), as the protocol suite, commonly known as TCP/IP, for ARPANET. This led to one of the first definitions of an 'internet0' as a connected set of networks, specifically those using TCP/IP, and the 'Internet' as connected TCP/IP internets. On January 1, 1983 ARPANET required that all connected machines use TCP/IP. On this date TCP/IP became the core Internet protocol and replaced NCP entirely." (Norman, From Gutenberg to the Internet, p.871). <br/><br/> Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace no. 528; Andras Gedeon, Science and Technoly in Medicine, no. 98.. In: IEEE Transactions on Communications, May 1974, volume COM-22, number 5, pp. 637-648. The entire issue offered here (pp. 589-733 [3]), 4to (280 x 218 mm), original yellow and red printed wrappers, previous owner's initials to the top-right corner of front wrapper, otherwise completely clean and fresh throughout. Very rare in such fine condition; this journal is most usually found with library stamps or with restored spine strip due to the fact that it was extracted from a bound volume

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        Winnie- the -Pooh

      UK Methuen Children's Books 1973. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION of this lovely book.Signed by Ernest Shepard on the title page.Colour washed illustrations throughout.This is number 107 of 300 signed and numbered copies.Bound in dark blue morocco with raised bands to spine.a.e.g.and gilt decoration to spine and to front cover.A beautiful copy of a wonderful book. FINE in slipcase as issued

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        [Lithograph]: "Linear Fantasy"

      1973. Original lithograph in black and orange. Image measures 11.75" x 18.25" (with margins 16" x 23.25"). Glazed and framed. Hand Inscribed, titled, Signed, and dated by Miller below the image: "For Sydney Omarr -- Linear Fantasy -- Henry Miller 1973." Surreal image with discernible human faces. Unexamined out of the frame, but all indications are that the lithograph is in fine condition. On the reverse is an old label, contemporary with the frame, indicating the lithograph was framed in Santa Monica, California. Omarr was a close friend of Miller's and famous as the "astrologer to the stars." He published a daily horoscope that appeared in more than 200 newspapers, and his books of horoscopes sold over 50 million copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Sång för anarkismen.

      Poesiförlaget, 1973. Originalupplaga. Klammerhäftad. Debut. Förlagets klammerhäfte med ryggförstärkning. 40 enkla stencilsidor.OmslagsiIllustrationer av författaren. Endast med mycket små nötmärken i pärmkanterna. Annars i gott skick. Ur introduktionen på s. 1: "Bruno är född 1951 i Linköping men är numera bosatt i Stockholm. Och naturligtvis totalvägrar han. Han har tidigare synts till med dikter & teckningar i Guru Papers & Lyrikvännen 71/73 dikter i norsk undergroundpress, grupp 73 & Konflikt samt har en nyskriven, opublicerad samling liggande. Fotografier av undergångens leende är titeln." Layout av Eric Fylkesson.. Sång för anarkismen är Bruno K. Öijers debutverk och gavs ut på Poesiförlaget, som grundats av honom själv och vännen Eric Fylkesson. Verket trycktes 1973 i en upplaga om 300 exemplar, varav hälften lär ha delats ut till spärrvakter i tunnelbanan. Sång för anarkismen skrevs först efter att Fotografier av undergångens leende (1974) antagits av Wahlström & Widstrand, men Sång för anarksimen publicerades redan året innan Fotografier... kom ut

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        Principios Mathematicos para intrucção dos alumnos do Collegio de São Lucas, da Real Casa Pia do Castello de São Jorge...Lisbon: Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1790.

      First edition, very rare, and a fine association copy, of this important but neglected work by "one of the main precursors of the reform of the foundations of infinitesimal calculus, initiated in the first decades of the nineteenth century" (Youschkevitch in DSB). "The main feature of this nearly forgotten textbook which embraces all principal branches of mathematics is the author's predilection for rigorous exposition of this science in general, and of the calculus in particular. For instance, da Cunha proposed a new theory of the exponential function which anticipates some ideas of the modern theory of analytic functions: the function <i>a<sup>x</sup></i> is defined as the sum of a convergent series. On this basis he developed a very ingenious proof of the binomial expansion. Most striking of all is da Cunha's definition of the differential of a function, equivalent to one introduced after Cauchy..." (Youschkevitch 1973, p. 3).<br/><br/> Cunha (1744-87) was educated in Lisbon. In 1762, towards the end of the Seven Years' War, Cunha accepted the post of lieutenant in the Artillery Regiment of Oporto. In 1769 Cunha wrote a memoir on ballistics in which he analyzed the foreign manuals used by military instructors, showing them to contain various errors. The work so impressed his superiors that Cunha was appointed to the newly created chair of geometry at the University of Coimbra, on the strong recommendation of the Marquis of Pombal, minister of King José I. But in 1777 disaster struck: José I died, Pombal fell into political disgrace, and Cunha, who had gained a reputation as a free thinker, was arrested on charges of heterodox religious opinions and behaviour and condemned in an <i>auto da fé</i> in Lisbon on 11 October 1778. He was sentenced to a three-year seclusion followed by a four-year deportation, and was barred from ever returning to Coimbra. For reasons that remain unclear, Cunha was pardoned on 23 January 1781, when he received an invitation to organize the mathematical studies in the Casa Pia, and to be the director of the Colégio São Lucas. While teaching there, Cunha gathered around him a group of disciples who propagated his mathematical work and, after his death, defended it from criticism. <br/><br/> Cunha had completed the <i>Principios</i> at the time of his interrogation by the Inquisition, after working on it for twelve years. Parts of it began to be printed in 1782 for the use of his students at the Casa Pia and São Lucas, but the complete work was not published until 1790, three years after the author's death. "The <i>Principios</i>, in Cunha's words, is a book "which is the basis for all of mathematics." Its 302 pages, divided into twenty-one 'books,' or chapters, contain a substantial part of the body of mathematics known at the time, starting with the first notions of geometry, arithmetic, and algebra and proceeding to sophisticated matters of differential geometry and the calculus of variations. The book consists of a terse series of axioms-definitions-proofs, with an insistence on rigor in all arguments" (Queiró, p. 39). <br/><br/> Later commentators have found books IX and XV to be especially significant. Book IX of the <i>Principios</i> begins with the definition of a convergent series which is equivalent to what is now called the Cauchy convergence criterion. This is used to establish the appropriate conditions for the convergence of a geometric series, in an essentially modern way. As a corollary, Cunha establishes the convergence of the exponential series, by term-by-term comparison with a geometric series. Using this result, Cunha is able to give a definition of <i>a<sup>x</sup></i> by means of a convergent series; the logarithm is then defined as an inverse function. "What we have here is a perfectly rigorous and 'modern' approach to powers and logarithms, perhaps the first time that this was done this way and correctly. Cunha's work on logarithms was praised by none other then C. F. Gauss, in a letter to Bessel, November 21, 1811" (Queiró, p. 41). <br/><br/> "In book XV, devoted to the elements of the calculus, the fundamental concepts were those of infinitely great and infinitely small variables; the concept of limit was not explicitly used... The definition of 'differential' [of a function <i>y = f(x)</i>] given by da Cunha was remarkable... The definition proposed by da Cunha legitimated the procedures of differential calculus and was equivalent to one introduced in the nineteenth century following the works of Cauchy. If the increment <i>&Delta;y = f(x + &Delta;x) - f(x)</i> can be represented as <i>&Delta;y = A&Delta;x + e&Delta;x</i>, where <i>A</i> does not depend on <i>&Delta;x</i> and <i>&epsilon;</i> approaches zero together with <i>&Delta;x</i>, then <i>A&Delta;x</i> is called the differential of the function <i>y</i>. In this way da Cunha deduced some formulas of the differential calculus" (DSB). <br/><br/> The <i>Principios</i> was translated into French by João Manuel de Abreu, a former pupil and friend of da Cunha (<i>Principes Mathimatiques</i>, Bordeaux, 1811, reprinted in Paris, 1816). Two contemporary reviews of the book are known: one published anonymously in the <i>Göttingsche gelehrte Anzeigen</i> in 1811, the other written by John Playfair for the <i>Edinburgh Review</i> in 1812. <br/><br/> DSB XV, Supplement I, 98-99. Inocêncio IV, 255. J. F. Queiró , 'José Anastácio da Cunha: a forgotten forerunner,' <i>The Mathematical Intelligencer</i> 10 (1988), pp. 38-43. A. P. Youschkevitch, 'J A da Cunha et les fondements de l'analyse infinitesimale,' <i>Revue d'histoire des sciences et leur applications</i> XXVI (1973), 3-22. A P Youschkevitch, 'C F Gauss et J A da Cunha,' <i>ibid</i>. XXXI (1978), 327-332. OCLC lists copies at Newberry Library, UC Berkeley, Clark University (though it is not listed in their online catalogue), BL, BNF, and Göttingen.. 8vo (203 x 138 mm), pp [ii], 315 (numerous pagination errors, but complete) with 18 folding plates. A magnificent copy bound in contemporary red morocco, spine and covers elaborately gilt, contemporary decorative hand-painted endpapers. Contemporary ex-libris signature of the author's brother João Inácio da Cunha on title page

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