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      Harcourt Brace Jovanovich NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. (1974). The only children's book by the author of such novels as Marathon Man, which was made into a Hollywood thriller, and The Princess Bride, another novel that was turned into a successful Hollywood film. Inscribed by Goldman in 1988: "____ - There's no reason for you to be encumbered with this, my only children's book, except I kind of like it and hope you do too. God bless/ Bill." Fine in a very good dust jacket with several edge tears and a heavy vertical crease near the front spine fold. This is the publisher's reinforced library binding of burgundy cloth stamped in silver -- not, however, an ex-library copy: simply the issue created by the publisher for sale to libraries and as such uncommon without library markings. Illustrated by Errol Le Cain, a Kate Greenaway Award winner, and a fairly early book for him. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        Gesammelte Werke (32 (von 36) Abteilungen in 25 Bdn. u. Registerbd.. [und:] Tagebücher I-IV (4 von 5 Bdn.).

      8°, zus. ca. 7100 S. Werke u. 1900 S. Tagebücher, OLwd. m. Goldpräg., Etwas gebrauchspurig, min. fleckig, etwas beschienen - eben brauchbar Unterschiedliche Auflagen. Fehlend: Abt. 13/14: Vier erbauliche Reden 1844; Abt. 24/25: Die krankheit zum Tode. Abteilung: Krankheit zum Tode in 4. - 5. Tsd. Übersetzt von Emanuel u. Rose Hirsch u. Hayo Gerdes. Jeder Band mit Anmerkungen des Übersetzers, detaillierter Registerband. Sämtliche Hauptwerke und unzählige kleinere Schriften - umfangreichste und massgebende deutsche Ausgabe.

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        Periodico di matematiche, storia didattica filosofia. Disponiamo dall'annate dal 1951 al 1962 rilegate in tre volumi e delle annate sciolte 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972 (solo fasc. n° 1-2 presumibilmente unico uscisto essendo del nov-dic.), 1974, 1975.

      Formato in-8° pp. che variano da 290 a 600 (solo una annata). Legature in tutta tela con tass. Al dorso e bross. editoriali. Tutte

      [Bookseller: Libreria Gulla']
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        The Killer Angels

      New York: David McKay (1974). First edition. Owner's name and a faint crease on the spine, else a nice, very good or better copy in a slightly rubbed, about fine dustwrapper. Basis for the movie Gettysburg and one of the very best and most beloved novels of the Civil War. It is also one of the scarcest American first editions of the 1970s and was a surprise winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

      [Bookseller: Between The Covers]
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        Gravity's Rainbow

      The Viking Press New York: The Viking Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. FIRST EDITION of Pynchon's masterpiece, one of the most celebrated works of modern literature; winner of the National Book Award for 1974. "Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow (1973) is a tour de force in 20th-century literature. In exploring the dilemmas of human beings in the modern world, the story, which is set in an area of post-World War II Germany called "the Zone," centres on the wanderings of an American soldier who is one of many odd characters looking for a secret V-2 rocket that will supposedly break through the Earth's gravitational barrier when launched. The narrative is filled with descriptions of obsessive and paranoid fantasies, ridiculous and grotesque imagery, and esoteric mathematical and scientific language. For his efforts Pynchon received the National Book Award, and many critics deemed Gravity's Rainbow a visionary, apocalyptic masterpiece" (Britannica).New York: Viking Press, (1973). Octavo, original orange cloth, original dust jacket. Book near-fine with creasing to small section of text block; dust jacket price-clipped and with small ink number ("1049") written on front flap; otherwise dust jacket remarkably bright and fine with no edgewear. A beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company ]
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        Yonnondio from the Thirties

      (NY): Delacorte Press. (1974). The uncorrected proof copy, as well as a review copy, of her first novel, begun in 1934 -- a chapter of it was published in the Partisan Review that year -- and put aside for nearly 40 years while the author raised her four children and attended to the tasks of survival. The uncorrected proof copy is inscribed by the author to noted bookseller Burt Britton: "Dear Burt - I am sorry you have this - I am sorry I could not prevent this edition with its changes made by an impertinent copy editor, and a publisher who refused to print corrections to original copy, and all the changes and revisions I felt necessary after seeing these proofs. The paperback is right. Tillie." Olsen has also signed her name in full on the same page; written an illegible note ("genuine ...."), initialed the front cover; corrected the publication date on the information sheet on the inside front cover; and added "and an unnamed copyeditor" to the author credit. A hint of spine sunning, else fine in wrappers. Together with a review copy of the first edition, signed by Olsen on the title page, and inscribed by her under the front flap: "For Burt Britton, Book Lover - See note in uncorrected page proof. Thank you for caring for this anyway. Tillie Olsen 1976." Fine in a very near fine, mildly spine-sunned dust jacket, with review slip laid in. Books inscribed by Olsen -- whose handwriting is so tiny as to be almost unreadable -- are uncommon. The proof and the book are housed together in a custom clamshell case. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Images 1923-1974

      New York Graphic Society Boston: New York Graphic Society. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION, DELUXE ISSUE, one of 1000 copies signed by Ansel Adams and with additional silver print signed by Adams. A FINE COPY. A magnificent production, illustrated throughout with duotone reproductions of Ansel Adams's evocative photographs. Foreward by Wallace Stegner. With the rare signed silver print "Fern Spring, Dusk, Yosemite Valley, California" (12.25 x 9 inches) loose and mounted as issued.Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1974. Oblong folio, original black cloth, original photographic dust jacket; housed in original silver-stamped clamshell box and original shipping box. In fine condition with book still shrink-wrapped.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company ]
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        Babe: The Legend Comes to Life [with] The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It

      Holtzman Press Inc. Evanston IL: Holtzman Press, Inc.. (1966, 1974 - but really circa 1984). Two volumes, both reissued in the Sports Classic series, and each with a new introduction by Jerome Holtzman. Fine in red and blue leather patterned cloth, as issued. Each volume is Signed by its respective author. Although issued separately, these are housed together in a sympathetic custom slipcase commissioned by the New York Yankees, and has their interlocked "NY" logo on either side of the slipcase. Accompanied by a Christmas card from the Yankees, with the original envelope. All are fine, except the envelope which has tape shadows where the Yankees affixed the envelope on the package, effectively using the envelope as a mailing label. The Yankees issued these as Christmas gifts to the local newspaper "beat writers" who covered the team. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Fine Arts of Ancient Korea: A Birds-eye View of Korea's Brilliant Fifty-Century Artistic Tradition

      Kwang Myong Publishing Co, 1974. Red cloth covered boards with gilt stamping on front and spine, illustrated with full-color plates, 378 pages. 1st Edition. Text of hard cover book is in Korean but there is a 12 page soft cover book included in English listing the plates. In slipcase. Typed paper giving book to Dr. Lloyd H. Elliott from Yoo Kee Chun, Minister of Education of the Republic of Korea laid-in. Hard cover book minimally worn. Soft cover lightly worn along edges and along spine. Slipcase has small spots of wear but there is some soiling - mainly scuffing on one side. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments. Unfortunately due to size and/or weight additional postage may necessary for Priority or International addresses.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Slipcased.

      [Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books]
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        THE DIVINERS. Signed

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1974 First Edition of this Governor General's Award winning novel warmly Inscribed by Margaret Laurence to her friend[s] & McGill professor & Hawthorne scholar, Hugo McPherson and his wife on the title-page. 'Hugo and Louise - who remember the river and the swallows. With love, Margaret Laurence'. A fine copy in light gray cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a near fine price-clipped dustwrapper. Thick 8vo. 382 pp. Warwick A5, Spadoni, Donnelly 2560. A wonderful association copy of the fifth book in the Manawaka series.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        God Save the Child

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1974. hardcover. F/NF. 1st edition, 1st printing Author's second book. INSCRIBED by author on front fep. Book has very slight slant. Jacket has 1 inch closed tear at bottom of rear panel, 1/2 inch closed tears at top and bottom of rear panel and minor wear at spine and f

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        The Killer Angels

      David McKay NY: David McKay, (1974). First edition. Author’s second novel, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 and was the basis for the film Gettysburg. Because of the poor production quality, this is a book which is not often encountered in very fine condition. Aside from light foxing to top edge and a trace of shelfwear, this is a fine copy in blue boards, with a bright, price-clipped dust wrapper, which has two short closed tears to spine foot.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
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        The Killer Angels ( 1st/1st - Pulitzer Prize Winner - Books into Film )

      David McKay, 1974. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. David McKay, New York 1974. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1974 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Blue spine with patterned light blue boards. Gold lettering at the spine. Illustrated with maps. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, light shelf wear, clean pages, tight spine, decorative bookplate at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $8.95 at the front flap, author's photo at the rear panel, shelf wear, small chip at the head of the jacket spine.

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        A Concordance to the Works of Sir Thomas Malory

      Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1974. First edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Very good plus. 4to. (16),1659pp. Publisher's blue buckram; spinein black and gilt. A fine copy. The dustwrapper is lightly sunned on the spine and with a trace of wear along the top edge else near fine. The Gaines copy, with his Merlin bookplate on the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        THE GUNS OF AVALON. Signed

      London: Faber And Faber, 1974 Presentation Copy. First UK Edition. A fine fresh copy in dustwrapper. Inscribed: "To Bob Shulman / Best Wishes / Roger Zelazny". Levack 18b. The Second Amber Book. Much less common than the US edition.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      New York:: Simon & Schuster,. (1974).. Sm. 8vo. 1st edition. INSCRIBED. 216 pp,. Hardback. Dust jacket.. NF/NF.. Inscribed by Brautigan on the title page: "This copy is for John and Margot Doss / 'with many thanks' / Richard Brautigan / San Francisco / August 26, 1974".

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Paper Maker: A Survey of Lesser-Known Hand Paper Mills in Europe and North America

      North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1974 One of 175 copies. Quarter tan goatskin over red paper-paper boards, gilt spine. . Quarto. [130] pp., with a separate title-page for pp. [110] and following, which is printed: "The Paper Maker. An Account of a Unique Publication, with a Selective Index." With nineteen pages of illustrations and samples from each of the "lesser-known mills," including a papyrus sample from Hassan Ragab at the Papyrus Institute in Cairo. The other mills discussed include the Twinrocker Press in San Francisco, Papeterie Saint-Gilles in Quebec, and Richard de Bas in France. Printed on handmade paper, with the title of the book in the watermark. Spine slightly toned. A near fine copy of one of our favorite Bird and Bull Press titles that is quite scarce on the market. The first part of this book consists of a survey made by Morris of the lesser-known contemporary paper makers, with short histories of eleven of these. The second part of the book includes an account of the periodical, The Paper Maker, which was published by Hercules, Incorporated, from 1932 to 1970. The helpful index was compiled by James L. Anderson and Henry Morris.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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      (London): New English Library. (1974). The first British edition of his first novel, basis for one of the defining movies of the '70s and the beginning of one of the most remarkable writing careers in the history of American letters. Signed by the author. A strip of glue residue to each pastedown where a previous jacket protector was attached; thus near fine, in a near fine dust jacket with very small corner chips. The British edition of Carrie is considerably scarcer than the American edition, if only because of the relative size of the two countries, the U.S.A. and Great Britain -- the U.S. being approximately five times as populous as the U.K. -- and the resultant size of their publishing industries. As an indicator of that, one online listing site currently shows over 100 copies of the American first edition of Carrie available for sale, and only six copies of the U.K. first. Scarce, especially signed. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Rats

      New English Library, 1974, UK First Edition.. Dustjacket Fine., not priceclipped, Book VG+, brown boards, usual age tanning to pages otherwise an exceptional copy of this most elusive of horror debuts!

      [Bookseller: The Book Tower]
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        The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California

      Leo Castelli/ Castelli Graphics New York: Leo Castelli/ Castelli Graphics, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. Done in a tiny edition of only 960 copies this is one of the iconic books from the New Topographic movement. A stark collection of 51 black and white images of man made spaces but all without any evidence of human life. A very near fine copy with a tiny spot to the top edge of the page block in a bright very near fine dust jacket with a slight bit of darkening to the spine. Easily one of the better copies I've seen. (Parr & Badger v2 p 34-35: Roth p 228)

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        Los Milagros en Metal y en Cera de Puerto Rico. Photographs by Pablo Delano

      San Juan: Ediciones Alba, 1974. First Edition. Small square quarto. Inscribed by the photographer's father Jack Delano to Bernarda Shahn: "For Bernarda with love, Jack." Fine in about fine dustwrapper with a tiny tear and a little rubbing. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on to front pastedown. & & Both Ben Shahn and Jack Delano worked as photographers for the FSA during the depression. Delano married Shahn';s cousin and moved to Puerto Rico, where his son also became a photographer and artist.

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      Avon, CT: Limited Editions Club, 1974 Number 650 of 2000 numbered copies signed on a special limitation page by Bradbury and Mugnaine. "By any measure this work is a major landmark, both in SF and as literature." Barron; Anatomy of Wonder 1995, 3-32. Publisher's envelope with prospectus laid in. Illustrated with eleven color lithographs by Mugnaini, plus a number of his black and white drawings. Bound in original silver speckled black buckram with lettering in silver. A handsome, fine copy in very good plus tissue dust jacket, as issued, with shallow chipping at the spine panel ends, within a fine example of the publisher's slipcase.. Signed. First edition thus, first printing. Hardcover. Illus. by Mugnaini, Joseph.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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      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.

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        Zauberflöte. Bremen, Schünemann, 1974. 10 sign. Farblithographien in 15-27 Farben (je 50 x 59,5), 7 sign. Radierungen (Plattengröße 38,5 x 44 cm) u. 1 sign. Konturzeichnung in silbernem Reliefsiebdruck auf Transparentpapier. Mit Titelblatt in Holzkassette (66 x 72 cm) m. mont. Metallverzierung (Holzkassette etwas defekt und lichtrandig).

      193/200 numerierten Exemplaren. Gesamtauflage 999.- Enthält Phantasien zu Mozarts 'Zauberflöte': Paminas Gefängnis, Palst der Königina der Nacht u.s.w.- Die Lithographien, Serigraphien u. Radierungen entstanden in den Ateliers Rull, Wien; Steiner, Baden; Wolfensberger, Zürich; Zentner, Wien; Dietz, Lengmoos.- Gesamtauflage 999 Exemplare.- 4 Blätter mit leichter Feuchtspur im weißen Rand.

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      Fol. OHlwdbd. mit mont. Rsch. in OHlwd.-Schuber. 76 SS., 3 Bll. mit 27 sign. (18 ganzseit.) sowie 1 lose beiliegenden sign. Orig.-Radierungen von Eberhard Schlotter. Erste illustr. Ausgabe. - Nr. XIV von 25 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe (Gesamtaufl. 150). - Arno Schmidts Erzählung erschien zuerst in der Fischerbücherei unter dem Titel "Caliban über Setebos". Die Typographie stammt von Hans Peter Willberg, Satz und Druck des Textes durch die Universitätsdruckerei H. Stürtz in Würzburg. Druck der Graphiken auf Kupferdruck-Bütten durch Adrian W. Steinert, Weingarten, der beiliegenden Graphik durch Wilhelm Schneider & Co, Berlin. Buchbinder war Helmuth Halbach in Königstein, Taunus. - Bock Nicht bei Wilpert-G. - Die Lasche zur Halterung der beiliegenden Radierung und die Radierung selber mit geringem Randknick, sonst tadellos erhalten. - Alle Radierungen von Eberhard Schlotter numeriert und voll signiert.

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        THE FAMILY ALBUM OF LUCYBELLE CRATER With texts by Jonathan Green, Ronald Johnson, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Guy Meades, Thomas Mayer, and Jonathan Williams

      N.p.: The Jargon Society, 1974. First ed. Meatyard, Ralph Eugene. 4to., 84 pp., b&w photo-plates. Cloth with photo-illustrated dw. The dw is lightly soiled, with one small closed tear on the rear panel. A near fine copy in the illustrated dw that has one short closed tear at the edge of the rear panel, otherwise fine. 'The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater' is the best known body of Ralph Eugene Meatyard's work. At once comic and tragic, grotesque and beautiful, the series of 64 images features his wife, Madelyn, in a crone Halloween mask together with a different friend or relative in a transparent mask.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        The family album of Lucybelle Crater

      Millerton, The Jargon Society,, 1974. With texts by Jonathan Green, Ronald Johnson, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Guy Mendes, Thomas Meyer and Jonathan Williams. Quarto. Original fawn cloth, titles to upper panel and spine in black. With the dust jacket. Fine in fine dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The 158-pound Marriage

      New York: Random House, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine book in about a fine jacket. Slight spine lean. Small sticker residue on inside front board. Price of $5.95 present on jacket flap. The author's third book. One of his scarcer titles with a small first printing. Signed by the author on the title page.

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        Le Bestiaire de la Fontaine Dalinisé. Etchings by Salvador DALI

      Paris: Robert Mouret, 1974 (but actually printed in 1977), first edition, one of 250 copies (total edition), the complete portfolio with title page signed by the publisher and Maitre Bigal and 12 original hors-texte drypoint etchings, 11 of which enhanced with pochoir coloring, all 12 individually numbered and signed in pencil by Salvador Dali. Title page and index, otherwise no text (as issued), loose sheets in bronze velour portfolio, each sheet 30.5 x 22.5 in. (77 x 57 cm). Title page with some darkening at one edge verso, else in excellent condition. References: Michler / Lopsinger 653-64; Field 74-1. Of note: there were forgeries of this portfolio printed after 1980. Provenance for this copy: Christie's (Paris) 2010.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        Gordon Matta-Clark

      Text: Matta-Clark Gordon, Bex Florent, Matta-Clark Gordon, Brunelle Al, Wall Donald in Dutch and English cm 21x30; pp. 49; BW ills.; staple binding.Contents: Interview with Gordon Matta-Clark / Al Brunelle: The Great Divide: 'Anarchitecture' by Gordon Matta-Clark in Art in America September 1974 / Donald Wall: Gordon Matta-Clark's Building Dissections in Artsmagazine March 1976 / Drawings and Photos / Biography and Bibliography.A rare document of the Gordon Matta-Clark exhibition at ICC Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen [8 oktober - 6 november 1977].

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        Silberne Nadeln

      St. Gallen, Switzerland: Erker Galerie, 1974. Original lithograph by Anna-Eva Bergman (1909-1987) with facing text by Friedrich Georg Jünger (1898-1977) in his own lithographically reproduced handwriting. 39 x 57 cm. One of 200 copies signed and numbered in pencil by Bergman on BFK Rives. From Erker-Treffen 2.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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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