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        Songs from Shakespeare's Plays

      Verona: Officina Bodoni. 1974. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Quarter vellum over patterned cloth boards with gilt tiles on spine, teg others untrimmed, internally clean and bright, copy 'v' of an edition of 310 copies. Cloth covered slipcase showing a few light marks and a little fading around edges. , tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall, 47 [3] pp .

      [Bookseller: double B books]
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      London: The Ariel Press, 1974. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES (this is copy #709, one of the 250 copies for Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries, numbered 501 to 750). 991 x 686 mm (39 x 27"). [25] leaves of text. One volume (of two). Foreword by Elvis Stahr, President of the Audubon Society; Introduction and text on the individual plates by Gottfried Mauersberger. Translated into English by Alisa Jaffa. Publisher's half linen over printed boards, replicating that of the original London edition. WITH 20 BEAUTIFUL COLOR PLATES OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS selected from the original double-elephant folio and reproduced from the copy at the Meiningen State Museum. Small smudge to upper board, faint scratch and mild crease to title page, isolated minor thumbing, otherwise a fine copy. This is a fine facsimile reproduction of 20 plates from Audubon's legendary work. It gives us a sampling of birds from the 435 illustrations in the original: songbirds (Baltimore Oriole, American Goldfinch, Blue Winged Yellow Warbler, Painted Bunting), birds of prey (Red-shouldered Hawk, Snowy Owl, American Sparrow Hawk), and water birds (Wood Duck), as well as depictions of now-extinct species (Carolina Parrot, Passenger Pigeon), and a variety of woodpeckers, including the very animated Pileated Woodpecker. Other birds included are the White Throated Sparrow, Le petit Caporal, Florida Jay, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Louisiana (Scarlet) Tanager, White-winged Crossbill, and Band-tailed Pigeon. This is one of two volumes produced in 1972 and 1973 by Editions Leipzig, the second volume also containing 20 plates. Neither is very common in institutions; volume I appears less frequently than volume II; and the volumes appear in the marketplace separately. The plates chosen are some of Audubon's most colorful, and the enormous size of the detailed prints makes an impact in keeping with the original unforgettable gigantic edition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Tygers at Play

      Published by Ian Bain, 1974. Etching, finished with a graver. State iiia/iiia. 23 1/8 x 25 ½ inches. This wonderful print is a later impression of George Stubbs masterpiece 'Tygers at Play,' this image is both touching and sublime and it epitomizes Stubbs' genius as an animal painter. George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs' was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse,' which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. This animated image shows two leopards at play in front of the opening of a dark cave. Although the print was entitled 'Tygers at Play', early writings on natural history show that tyger was a generic term, commonly applied to all the larger cats, with the sole exception of the lion. This magnificent print not only demonstrates Stubbs' talents as an engraver but also exemplifies his genius when expressing animal emotion. In contrast to some of his darker images of conflict, 'Tygers at Play' is light and carefree while still remaining true to nature. In mood and effect this image is nothing short of sublime, it blends natural observation with a sense of emotion creating a visual feast for the viewer. This is a later impression from a limited edition of 175 copies, printed in 1974 under the supervision of Philip McQueen. The edition is printed on J. Barcham Green `Penshurst' paper, and published by Ian Bain at the John Boydell Press for Observer Art Ltd. The total edition of 235 prints was completed by 60 copies printed in brown-black ink on J. Green & Co. hand-made paper. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 60 iiia/iiia; Gilbey no. 36; Parris pp. 7-11; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 271; Snelgrove no. 27; Sparrow 1922, p. 135; Taylor 1969 no. 2.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Gulag Archipelago

      New York: Harper & Row, 1974.. Uncorrected galley proof of the first edition of the Nobel Prize- winning author's classic work. Inscribed and dated by Solzhenitsyn in 1978. Original loose galley as issued. In very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        One Special Summer

      New York: Delacorte Press,, 1974. Folio. Original blue boards, pictorial design to upper board in dark blue. With the original blue slipcase. Illustrated throughout by the authors. Slight bump to lower corner, spine faded, turn-ins browned. An excellent copy in the slipcase with marks to one side. First edition, first printing. One of a limited edition of 500 copies signed by the authors.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Buchanan Dying

      NY: Knopf. 1974. His first play ("meant to be read"), about President James Buchanan. Inscribed by Updike: For Cyril Wismar/ who might enjoy the theological discussion on pp. 160 ff. keeping in mind Buchanan was never a Lutheran but a Scots Calvinist/ Warm regards/ John U." Wismar and Updike met in 1970 when Wismar became pastor of the Clifton Lutheran Church of Marblehead, Massachusetts, which Updike had joined with his family in the late 1950s. A half dozen instances of underlining in as many pages in the mentioned section, presumably by Wismar, and beginning with "explain to me what an experience of religion is." Foxing to foredge, thus a near fine copy in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. A good inscription, and apparently an example of the book itself being part of an ongoing dialogue the two had been having over the first several years of their friendship. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Erker-Treffen 2

      St. Gallen, Switzerland: Erker Galerie, 1974. Portfolio of 8 texts lithographically reproduced in the authors' own handwriting by Martin Heidegger, Peter Huchel, Eugène Ionesco, Friedrich Georg Jünger, Halldór Laxness, Alexander and Margarete Mitscherlich, and Wieland Schmied, with 8 original lithographs by Anna-Eva Bergman, Piero Dorazio, Hans Hartung, Wifredo Lam, George Rickey, Giuseppe Santomaso, Antoni Tàpies and Fritz Wotruba, each signed and numbered by the artist on BFK Rives. The portfolio itself is one of 200 numbered copies. Each lithograph is folded down the middle, typically with the text on the left and the image on the right, and loosely inserted into a slipcase. 39 x 28.5 cm. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Paul Strand: Sixty Years of Photographs

      Aperture New York Aperture (1974) Numbered limited edition vg 1/350. Sm. quarto. 182pp. Black cloth in matching slipcase with original publisher's paper band. Two tiny stains on front cover. Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs on glossy paper. Includes excerpts from correspondence, interviews, documents, chronology and selected bibliographies. Profile by Calvin Tomkins. Accompanied by a hand-pulled, dust-grained 5 1/2" x 7" gravure (Fisherman, GaspË, 1937) of an Iris, window-mounted on stiff sleeve and protected by printed tissue guard within gray paper folder, all in original shipping sleeve. Gravure was made from the original negative. Blind-stamp of Paul Strand Estate on lower right margin of sleeve. Gravure in fine, book in near fine condition. All items in publisher's large original shipping box. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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      Paris: Editions de L'Herne 1974. Paris: Éditions de L'Herne, 1974.. Large folio (78 x 53 cm; 26.5 x 20.75"). Loose bifolia and sheets laid into printed handmade paper wrappers. Enclosed in a canvas-covered clamshell box with pictorial vignette. Fine. First edition in this format, illustrated with nine full- page original etchings by Alexander Calder, each signed in pencil in the margin by him. With parallel English text and a French translation by D. Jon Grossman. In addition to 175 numbered copies, this is one of an unspecified number of copies marked as 'H.C.' Monod suggests there were twenty copies hors commerce, but indicates they were numbered in Roman. The etchings were printed by l'Atelier Arte, and in this copy are on Auvergne. MONOD 3338.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Typed Poem and Autograph Note Signed to Alan Helms

      Four line Typed Poem, "The Poem That Self-Destructs," below which is a note to author and model Alan Helms: "Allen [sic], Thanks for inviting me to your party. I wrote the above -- a seedling -- while at the party and felt you should have it. The girl is actual -- tall, blond hair, black trousers, white shirt. The moment of Poetry is important. Never spoke to her. Take care. Best, Gerard." The poem, needless to say, is about the face of a beautiful girl. Dated in Boston in 1974. A couple of small coffee stains have very slightly smeared a couple of letters, else near fine. Alan Helms was a handsome model who turned into an academic and wrote an autobiography of his ascendance in the New York gay scene. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: Random House. (1974). First. First edition. Slightly bowed else near fine in a near fine dustwrapper with a shallow chip on the rear flap fold. Signed by the author. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Leningrader Aquarelle. Faksimile-Ausgabe hrsg. v. Ernst Ullmann. 2 Bände.

      Imperial-Folio (47 x 37 cm). Bd. 1: Kassette mit 50 Farbtaf. samt Einschlagblatt m. Beschreibung. Bd. 2: Kommentarbd. m. 146 Farbabb. auf 17 gef. Taf. 319 S. OHpgt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel u. marmorierten Deckeln. Eines von 1750 Ex. (Gesamtauflage 1800) der einmaligen, limitierten u. numerierten Weltauflage. - Deutsch-englisch-französisch-russischer Paralleltext in Beschreibung u. Kommentar. - Schuber minimal berieben, sonst verlagsfrisch. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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