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         The Royal Tomb at El-Amarna. Part 1: objects. Part 2: the reliefs, inscriptions and architecture (The Rock Tombs of El-Amarna, part 7, complete set)

      EES, London 1974 - Extremely rare complete set of 2 volumes. EES, London, 1974-89. First edition. Folio. Vol. I: xix & 123 pages, 63 plates. Vol. II: xxii & 71 pages, 91 plates. Brown cloth. A fine set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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         The Lord of the Rings. Collector's Edition.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1974 - Octavo. Original red imitation leather, titles to spine gilt, decorations in gilt, metallic green and blue, marbled red endpapers. Housed in a red imitation leather slipcase. Spine rolled and lightly faded; an excellent copy, with a small chip to foot of slipcase. Title page and headings printed in orange, folded map at rear. A deluxe edition of Tolkien's classic work in one volume. The Lord of the Rings was always intended as a single-volume work, though it was originally published in three volumes in 1954 and 1955, in part due to post-war paper shortages. This edition contains Tolkien's definitive text, from the second edition of 1966. Hammond & Anderson A5k.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein.

      Harper and Row,, NY: 1974 - Stated first edition. Very good in a very good (age toning, lower corner of front flap is clipped - original $7.95 price is present at the upper corner) first issue dust jacket. ; 166 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Poster or broadside]: Unlock Marijuana Bring Back the $5 Fine! Vote Yes - April 1

      no publisher, [Ann Arbor 1974 - Approximately 12" x 20". Printed in red. Old faint fold, else fine. Central image of a marijuana leaf behind bars. Original campaign poster in favor of Ann Arbor charter amendment Section 16.2. In the wake of the infamous John Sinclair arrest (a ten year sentence for two joints) and the election of two Human Rights Party members to the city council, Ann Arbor passed an ordinance in 1972 making the possession of less than two ounces of marijuana a $5 fine. The state threatened to move state troopers into the city in order to enforce the stricter state laws. The city repealed the law in 1973. Voters mobilized on April 2, 1974 and passed an amendment to the city charter that reinstated the $5 fine and the law remains of the books to this day.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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         Le Petit Ami illustré par Grau Sala, 290 ex., un sur des 66 sur Japon Nacré

      Pierre de Tartas 1974 - 29 lithographies originales en couleurs par Grau Sala . 6 sont en double page dont deux comportent la signature manuscrite à la mine de plomb de Grau Sala en marge . Cette édition comporte aussi une série de 5 planches signés par l' illustrateur sur Grand Vélin d' Arches et une décomposition des couleurs d' une planche au sein de deux chemises. Cette Edition comporte 8 signatures de Grau Sala (7 sur des lithographies et une sur la page de justification). dont les illustrations font particulièrement vivre un monde ou demi-monde charmant, dans un cadre à la fois somptueux et artificiel. Il semble que cet Espagnol de Paris, ait su lier la grâce spirituelle et futile, qu'il est convenu d'accorder à l'art de Paris, et le sens de la grandeur hérité de sa race. Dans toutes les illustrations qui lui sont dues, on retrouve sans cesse sa prédilection pour les sujets légers, parfois pervers, mais dont la perversité s'efface, dépassée par le goût de l'illustrateur et des auteurs qu'il choisit. 'Petit bijou, ile texte de Paul Léautaud est la tendre évocation du Paris de Toulouse-Lautrec, des cabarets, des femmes faciles au coeur gonflé d'amour. Ce récit autobiographique - malgré la trame joviale - n'en est pas mois déchirant. Il conte la destinée du jeune Léautaud abandonné par sa mère et livré à lui-même quand il était enfant, traînant alors son adolescence de femme publique en femme publique à la recherche désespérante de la mère. Publié par Pierre de Tartas à Paris en 1974 à 290 exemplaires , un des 66 premiers sur Japon Nacré avec le n° 18 . Un fort volume au format in-folio (391 x 297 mm) de 154 pages, en feuilles, sous couverture lithographiée à rabats rempliés dans un très bon état. Superbe réalisation présentée sous un élégant coffret de plexiglas en très bon état. L' intérieur est en très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Holiday - signed and inscribed in the year of publication

      Hutchinson, 1974. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Hutchinson in 1974. A very good+ book with some minor spotting to the prelims. SIGNED and INSCRIBED in the year of publication by the Author to the title page (to Audrey and Brian Pepper/with every good wish/Stanley Middleton/1974). In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little lifting of the laminate to the foot of the spine. Rare signed in the year of publication.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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         Holiday

      Hutchinson, London 1974 - First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. One of the scarcest of the Booker Prize winners, this novel shared the award with Nadine Gordimer's The Conservationist in 1974. Seldom encountered, especially in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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         Holiday + Deluxe Special Edition

      Hutchinson, 1974. Hardcover. Fine. First Edition. Superb Fine example of the book. Not price clipped. A very good wrapper with a production fault to the laminate on the front panel, running diagonally. Also included is the rare signed edition of the first chapter of STANLEY MIDDLETON's fantastic Booker Prize winning book HOLIDAY. This Deluxe edition which cost £175 from the publisher, comprises of a hand signed and dated hard back edition signed and dated (number 92) by the author to the title page and numbered from an edition of just 150 together with a separate archival print inspired by the book featuring one of Middleton's 's lovely watercolours which is also signed and numbered by the author. The artwork comes in a linen bound folder, which together with the book are contained within a bespoke linen bound slipcase. A nice set

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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         Holiday [Inscribed]

      London: Hutchinson, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Second Impression of one of the scarcest Booker Prize winners (Holiday shared the award with Nadine Gordimer's The Conservationist, in 1974). Neatly inscribed by Middleton on the title page: "To Giilian and Richard, / with every good wish, / Stanley Middleton." 8vo: [6],240pp. Publisher's French blue cloth, spine stamped in silver, pictorial dust jacket designed by Colin Andrews, priced £2.75 net (scored through). Fine (and apparently unread), square and tight; Fine jacket, with absolutely no fading to spine panel. "Holiday is one of those books that the enemies of literary fiction often complain about: a novel in which "nothing happens"-or at least, all the action takes place inside the head of a determinedly average middle-class character. In the physical world, little more takes place than that the protagonist, a lecturer in education called Edwin Fisher, goes on holiday to an old-fashioned 'nineteen-thirties sunshine shoddy' seaside resort, has a few bed-and-breakfast fry-ups, chats to some girls on the beach, mooches on the prom, meets his father-in-law a few times, has an inebriated fondle with a married woman, and then returns home to the wife he has recently left. Inside Fisher's head, however, all systems are go. Middleton adopts the role of the writer as God with glee, but shows no mercy. He opens up his leading man like a scallop. . . with such a deft sense of surprise and timing that . . . I started to feel voyeuristic. I was embarrassed for Fisher and troubled that I'd been shown so many of his secrets. . . . In 1974 Ronald Blythe said in his Sunday Times review of the book that 'we need Stanley Middleton to remind us what the novel is about. Holiday is vintage Middleton. The result of Mr. Middleton's analysis is so satisfying that one has to look at nineteenth-century writing for comparable storytelling.'" (The Guardian) N. B. 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. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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         The Karla Trilogy ~ Comprising Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy/The Honorable Schoolboy/ Smiley's People - a near fine set

      Hodder and Stoughton, 1974. Three separate books, all first editions, first printings. Tinker Tailor, Soldier Spy published in 1974; The Honourable Schoolboy published in 1977; Smiley's People published 1980. All books are near fine/near fine. 'Tinker Tailor' is price clipped. 'The Honourable Schoolboy' is not price clipped. 'Smiley's People' has a little light spotting to the top edge of the book. Top of text block on 'Tinker Tailor' coloured purple as called for. All dust wrappers have a little wear to the edges. All now protected in Brodart wrappers. The first volume was the basis for the 1970s series starring Sir Alec Guinness and latterly the excellent motion picture featuring Gary Oldman. A near fine set. (Extra postage abroad will be required)

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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         Ramage

      Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; Ex-library; ex-library reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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         Holiday [Inscribed]

      London: Hutchinson, 1974. Second Impression of one of the scarcest Booker Prize winners (Holiday shared the award with Nadine Gordimer's The Conservationist, in 1974). Neatly inscribed by Middleton on the title page: "To Giilian and Richard, / with every good wish, / Stanley Middleton." 8vo: [6],240pp. Publisher's French blue cloth, spine stamped in silver, pictorial dust jacket designed by Colin Andrews, priced £2.75 net (scored through). Fine (and apparently unread), square and tight; Fine jacket, with absolutely no fading to spine panel. "Holiday is one of those books that the enemies of literary fiction often complain about: a novel in which "nothing happens"--or at least, all the action takes place inside the head of a determinedly average middle-class character. In the physical world, little more takes place than that the protagonist, a lecturer in education called Edwin Fisher, goes on holiday to an old-fashioned 'nineteen-thirties sunshine shoddy' seaside resort, has a few bed-and-breakfast fry-ups, chats to some girls on the beach, mooches on the prom, meets his father-in-law a few times, has an inebriated fondle with a married woman, and then returns home to the wife he has recently left. Inside Fisher's head, however, all systems are go. Middleton adopts the role of the writer as God with glee, but shows no mercy. He opens up his leading man like a scallop. . . with such a deft sense of surprise and timing that . . . I started to feel voyeuristic. I was embarrassed for Fisher and troubled that I'd been shown so many of his secrets. . . . In 1974 Ronald Blythe said in his Sunday Times review of the book that 'we need Stanley Middleton to remind us what the novel is about. Holiday is vintage Middleton. The result of Mr. Middleton's analysis is so satisfying that one has to look at nineteenth-century writing for comparable storytelling.'" (The Guardian) N. B. 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. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine / Fine.

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         Carrie

      Doubleday 1974 - Stephen King (1974) ‘Carrie‘, US first edition, first printing, published by Doubleday. Signed and inscribed by King on the half-title page: “For Neal in the Pit – Hell has it’s own barbecue and the pork is always smokin’! Best, [signature] 3/15/94”. A beautiful and original inscription to Neal Tucker, the owner of ‘The PIT BBQ Restaurant and Catering’ who sent the book to Stephen in 1994 for signing. The original letter explaining the provenance will be provided with the book. Condition: the most mint copy you will ever find. Corners sharp; no foxing anywhere; no previous owners’ inscriptions whatsoever; paper white like snow; no lean; no stench; no nothing. The dust jacket is taut; not price clipped with the original first issue price of $5.95; fresh and mint; now protected in removable mylar. All first issue points present: ‘First Edition’ on copyright page and ‘P6’ gutter code in the inner margin of page 199. Without any shadow of doubt one the best ‘Carrie’ first editions on the market. ‘Carrie’, the master of horror’s debut novel has been adapted multiple times as feature films, theatre plays and Broadway Musicals. It launched King’s long and successful career and the man has never stopped writing since. A landmark novel. First and Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Darkening Ecliptic : poems by Ern Malley : paintings by Sidney Nolan [ORIGINAL DRAWING BY NOLAN]

      Preface by Robert Melville. Introduction by Elwyn Lynn. [London] : R. Alistair McAlpine, 1974. Limited edition of 1000 copies, THIS ONE OF ONLY 50 COPIES OF THE DE-LUXE EDITION WITH AN ORIGINAL SIGNED DRAWING BY SIDNEY NOLAN, this copy out of series, signed on the title page by Sidney Nolan, Robert Melville and Elwyn Lynn. Quarto, cloth with pictorial dust jacket lightly rubbed), pictorial endpapers, 56 pp, colour illustrations, very light foxing to jacket and preliminaries.. The poems of Ern Malley, the fictitious poet created by Harold Stewart and James McAuley in 1943 in order to discredit Max Harris, editor of Angry Penguins, are accompanied by twenty-four reproductions of Nolan's Caran D'ache (pencil) drawings from the artist's Bonython Gallery series of 1973. Nolan elected to draw in the copy we offer here a Caran D'ache illustration which relates to the Ern Malley poem in this publication, Culture as Exhibit (p.47). The drawing, in blue, brown, orange and green, occupies approximately 240 x 130 mm on the front free-endpaper and is signed by Nolan.

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         Ceramica Attica nel Museo di Baranello

      Comune di Baranello, ROMA 1974 - Materiali del Museo di Baranello ITALIANO Volume n. 2 della collana. Brossura editoriale illustrata con titolo al piatto, copertina morbida patinata con lievi segni di uso, interno ben conservato, volume corredato con 37 tavole in bianco e nero fuori testo

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         The Secret Block for a Secret Person in Ireland

      Museum of Modern Art, Oxford 1974 - Joseph Beuys – The Secret Block for a Secret Person in Ireland. Plakat Museum of Modern Art, Oxford 1974. Mit roter Tusche signiert. 48,5 : 63,3 cm. Weiss/Britsch 33 (»Bis auf drei Arbeiten war der gesamte ›secret block‹ zuvor noch nicht öffentlich gezeigt worden«).Siben 50. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dietrich Schneider-Henn]
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         Lettere a Lucilio

      RIZZOLI, MILANO 1974 - Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli – I Tascabili Libreria ITALIANO Volume I (Libri I-IX) e II (Libri X-XX), introduzione di Luca Canali, traduzione e note di Giuseppe Monti, cronologia a cura di Ettore Barelli, taglio di testa decorato in oro, copertina marmorizzata, fregi e tassello bordeaux al dorso, decorazione in oro al taglio di testa, legatura salda, pagine lievemente ingiallite ai margini

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         German Single-Leaf Woodcut 1500-1550 (4 Vols.), The

      White Lotus, New York 1974 - German Single-Leaf Woodcut 1500-1550 (4 Vols.), The [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: SEATE BOOKS]
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         Jar (Green)

      - Screenprint, 1974, edition of 70 with 15 artist's proofs, printed at Kelpra Studio, London, published by Waddington Graphics, London. sheet 876x 711mm Cristea, the complete prints; 40 In good condition

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         Bird and Machine’ by Peter Phillips.

      Self-published., London 1974 - Peter Phillips silkscreen which is signed and numbered 4 of 100 copies. Printed in 1974 in colour & silver ink on hand made wove paper. The silkscreen is in pristine condition.Image Size: 25 x 18 inchesSheet Size: 29 in. x 21 in. (73.66 cm x 53.34 cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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         IL MEGLIO DELLA FANTASCIENZA vol.I

      MILANO: LONGANESI & C, 1974. IIED. BROSSURA. BUONO. 12 18. I SUPER POCKET USATO

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         Épreuves corrigées "Dans l'eau changeante des résonances"

      Print tests corrected by Henri Michaux of his text"Dans l'eau changeante des résonances". s.l. 1974 16,2x25cm 7 pages

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         Magical and Philosophical Commentaries on the Book of the Law.

      93 Publishing, Montreal 1974 - Hardcover. Large octavo. xx + 346 pp. Gilt decorated royal blue cloth with gilt title O.T.O. lamen, etc. to spine, gilt stele design on front and back cover. Colour printed endpapers, frontis photo of Crowley, color illustrations, index. Printed in red and black throughout. A beautifully produced and highly important collection of Crowley's commentaries on "The Book of the Law." It includes a Foreword by Kenneth Grant. Original errata slip loosely inserted. A few light horizontal creases to spine, page edges a little darkened and light toning to pages, small bookshop sticker on half title page and UK distributor's sticker at bottom of title page. Still a tight, clean VG+ copy. No dust jacket was issued as such but copies came with a protective clear plastic cover - which in this instance has been replaced with a new one (the originals tend to get torn and scratched) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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         QUASI UMANI

      LONGANESI & C, MILANO 1974 - I LIBRI POCKET ITALIANO Introduzione di A.E.Van Vogt, traduzione di Ugo Carrega, n.490 della collana, brossura editoriale morbida, illustrata, leggermente scolorita e con lievi segni di usura ai bordi ed al dorso, pagine brunite ai bordi e con lievissima fioritura

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         BUTCHER'S MOON

      Random House, New York 1974 - BUTCHER'S MOON by Richard Stark ( Donald Westlake)1st ed HC NF DJ NF the 16th PARKER book in the series SIGNED-Very hard to find very light tanning and other minor flaws keeps it from being graded high. publishers stamp on bottom see pictures [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         WITH RHODES IN MASHONALAND. In Two Parts.

      Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Six (36). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Facsimile of the 1896 Juta edition. new Foreword, Publisher's Introduction, and illustrations. - Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 296pp total illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. In 1890 & 1891 De Waal accompanied Cecil Rhodes to Mashonaland. His articles on this appeared in the Cape magazine Het Zuid-Afrikaansche Tijdschrift and were later published in book form. A close friend and admirer of Rhodes, his writings show insight into Rhodes relations with others. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. No inscription. four square corners. edges spotted. VG in lesser dustwrapper (foxed, closed tear rear top edge, chip to lower spine, no major loss). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         THREE YEARS IN SAVAGE AFRICA.

      Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Five (35). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Facsimile of the 1900 Methuen 1st edition. new Publisher's Introduction and Foreword. - Gilt title on tan cloth boards. 593pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map. 8vo. Author's 7000-mile journey in 1891-1894 from Cape Town to Mombasa, commissioned by the French Government to report on the ethnology & anthropology of southern and eastern africa, occurred at a time just before Africa awakened out of its isolation . He travelled through Bulawayo and Salisbury, took in the Victoria Falls, travelled through Portuguese East Africa and then north through Tanganyika & Nyasaland, and finally through British East Africa, with many diversions on the way. A "last look around" in the words of H.M. Stanley who wrote the original Foreword. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. No inscription. four square corners. bookplate to front pastedown, foredge heavily spotted. VG- condition in dustwrapper (spine faded, foxed, rubbed, no major loss or tears). excellent map [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         KINGSLEY FAIRBRIDGE. His Life And Verse. In Two Parts.

      Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Four (34). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Reprint of the 1927 edition of 'The Life Of Kingsley Fairbridge'. new Publisher's Introduction, additional text and illustrations, and selections from the 1909 & 1928 editions of his 'Veld Verse'. - Blue cloth boards. 246pp + 118pp illustrated frontis, plates, map. 8vo. Born in Grahamstown in 1885 the family moved to Rhodesia 11 years later. His Child Emigration Scheme took root in Australia where he gave many children new opportunities in life. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. Boards splashed. bookplate to front pastedown. eps tanned. G+ condition in dustwrapper (spine faded, chipped and worn at head and tail of spine, rubbed, worn at edges). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THROUGH MATABELELAND. The Record Of A Ten Months' Trip In An Ox-Wagon Through Mashonaland And Matabeleland.

      Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Three (33). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Facsimile of the 1893 Richards Glanville edition. new Publisher's Introduction, with additional portraits, and a new Foreword by Edward C. Tabler. - Gilt title on red cloth boards. 198pp illustrated plates, map. 8vo. An account of the Wood-Chapman-Francis syndicate of concession-hunters from Grahamstown who visited Matabeleland in 1887. Wood was a prominant man of the Eastern Province and a descendant of an 1820 Settler. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. No inscription. eps tanned. one wormhole through front board and out the back board! else a VG- copy in lesser dustwrapper (worn and handled to spine, top of spine chipped, stain to front, tanned inside, no loss or tears). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Poster of: Moon and Half Dome in Yosemite from Ansel Adams' photograph

      1974 - Approximately 28 x 21 inches. Photolithography: George Waters. Signed by Ansel Adams and William Matson Roth. The poster is imprinted below the image "Wiliam Matson Roth / Democrat for Governor". Roth ran for Governor of California in 1974, against Jerry Brown, who won. He was a shipping executive, a special ambassador for trade, a member of the ACLU executive committee and a Regeent for the University of California. He is also credited with the preservation of Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, which he and his mother purchased in 1962, and converted into a retail complex. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Histoire des avanturiers qui se sont signalez dans les Indes, contenant ce qu'ils ont fait de plus remarquable depuis vingt années. Paris, Jacques Le Febvre, 1688. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, 3 folding engraved maps, 3 engraved plates and 1 engraving in text. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spines and board edges.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 877; Sabin 23476; cf. H. de la Fontaine Verwey, “The ship's surgeon Exquemelin and his book on the buccaneers”, in: Quaerendo IV (1974), pp. 109-131; Howgego, to 1800, E-39. Second French edition of a best-selling illustrated adventure story written by a former Caribbean pirate: the most important primary source and "almost the only comprehensive source of information for pirate activities in the seventeenth century"(Howgego). It was first published in Dutch and soon translated into many languages. "There is certainly no other book of that time which experienced a popularity similar to that of the Bucaneers of America which was in the ten years following its publication translated into most of the European languages" (Sabin).The French edition was, just like the Dutch edition, directly based on the original manuscript. And although it is to a large extent the same as the original Dutch edition of 1678, it is considerably longer. The illustrations and maps for the French edition were newly engraved.Exquemelin (ca. 1645-1707), born in a small town on the coast of Normandy, began his career in service of the French West India Company on a 1666 voyage to Tortuga in the Caribbean. There he went into the service of the notorious Welsh privateer Henry Morgan (ca. 1635-1688), probably as a ship's surgeon. He returned to Europe ca. 1674 and made a new career as a reputable surgeon in Amsterdam, where he wrote the present book. The text is divided into three parts. The first tells of the French voyage to the West Indies in 1666 and describes the circumstances there. The second recounts the dreadful deeds of the Caribbean pirates, especially François l'Olonnais and Henry Morgan, and the third describes the burning and looting of Panama City by Morgan's unruly men. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Vincent Michel Maynon de Farcheville (ca. 1716-1806) on paste-down of both volumes. Frontispiece trimmed along the edges (slightly cut short), folding map with a tear (restored at the back with browned cello tape) and a few occasional stains and smudges. Binding has some minor restorations to the spine and one hinge cracked. Generally in good condition.

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         Facsimiles of Documents.

      No Publisher. No Date. 5 loose facsimiles of documents relating to John Baskerville. Various sizes, folded. Housed in an envelope address to R.J.L Kingsford. An intruiging group of facsimile documents. With the documents is a letter from Brooke Crutchley to R.J.L. Kingsford, on Cambidge University Press headed paper dated 1 May 1974. "Dear Billy, I am enclosing five facsimiles of Baskerville items which I have come across in the course of clearing my cupbaords. Can you identify them? My first guess was that they were done for Strauss & Dent but Pip says no. Perhaps they were produced by the Baskerville Club. Have you any ideas? I have nine sets in all to dispose of and if you would like one please keep it, otherwise I will no doubt be able to find a suitable home. Yours ever Brooke." Sadly we do not have Kingsford's reply and so cannot know if he was able to shed more light. The five facsimile documents are: A petition by John Baskerville to the Lords Justices applying for patent to a new method of grinding metal plate by machine (small tear at fold, slightly spotted) An autograph letter from John Bskerville to Horace Walpole MP dated 2 November 1762 requesting patronage. An autograph letter from John Baskerville dated 3 Dec 1766 to "Livy" sending him three copies of Virgil. He adds that he would have added as many copies of Horace "but for my wife's zealous impatience" An autograph draft of Basskerville's Will dated 1773. An autograph letter to John Baskerville dated 19th January 1771 from Boulton & Fothergill requestinng goods from Baskerville for a customer of theirs. With an anotated note by Baskerville at the end saying that he "makes none of the goods need except Bread Baskets".

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Leavetaking - Rare Association Copy - SIGNED

      Faber, 1974. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1974. A near fine copy in a Very Good unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED by the author to top of front free endpaper, and rare thus. Interesting presentation copy. From the collection of the civil servant, John Kilfeather, and bearing his neat name and date above McGahern's own signature. Kilfeather's home became a shambling, bohemian meeting point for the poet John Hewitt and his socialist literary circle (his daughter, Siobhán Kilfeather, was an eminent academic, editor, and expert on 18th-century Ireland whose own work helped transform the study of the history of sexuality in Ireland. She was also a friend of McGahern's.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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