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        Fourteen Autographed Works of Suspense Novelist James Grady

      !!! ONE-TIME ONLY 67% OFF SALE !!! OF SIGNED COPIES OF 14 ORIGINAL TITLES by !!!bestselling suspense novelist JAMES GRADY are included in this ONE-OF-A-KIND COLLECTION (as is a poster of the author). ALL BOOKS ARE SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE AND SEVERAL ARE ALSO INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR--but to no particular recipient. Thus, EACH INSCRIBED BOOK APPEARS TO BE INTENDED JUST FOR YOU (or for the suspense novel afficionado who receives your generous gift!!) ALL COPIES ARE FIRST EDITIONS, MOST ARE ALSO FIRST PRINTINGS; ELEVEN TITLES are BRAND NEW OR AS NEW. Considering the quality and condition of the individual books, and the fact that all of them are signed more than half are also personally inscribed, makes this a VALUABLE COLLECTOR'S ITEM, OFFERED AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE (If you check, you will find that an equally fine, signed, copy of "Six Days of the Condor" by itself, when purchased on-line, can cost $300 or more!) Perfect for a collector who loves spy thrillers, true crime and/or suspense novels. Titles include: (1) "Six Days of the Condor" (1974), Grady's bestselling debut novel about a group of top-secret CIA analysts targeted for assassination by a rogue section of the Agency. Grady was just 24 and out of work when he knocked out his manuscript on an old manual typewriter while living in a garage in Missoula, Montana; (2) "Shadow of the Condor"(1975) picks up the story of CIA treachery where "Six Days" left off; (3) "The Great Pebble Affair" (1976), written under the pen name, "Brit Shelby," tells the story of eight people who conspire together to make millions, using "investment capital" stolen from a bank; (4) in "Catch The Wind" (1980), set during the 1970s energy crisis, members of a Montana cattle ranching community find themselves at each other's throats after a strip mining company offers fistfuls of cash to anyone willing to sell his or her grazing lands, which sit collectively atop a vast vein of coal; (5) in "Runner In The Street" (1984), Grady introduces veteran Washington, D.C., private eye John Rankin, who discovers a dark side of the nation's capital even he didn't know about, while investigating the murder of a Harrvard-educated prostitute whose father is a powerful U.S. Senator; (6) in his first paperback original, "Razor Game" (1985), Grady depicts the hunt for a serial killer who inexplicably targets both children and prostitutes, slashing them to death; (7) in "Hard Bargains" (1985), John Rankin reappears, this time to accept an assignment from a femme fatale with a very unusual request; (8) in his second and last paperback original, "Just A Shot Away" (1987), Grady introduces Baltimore homicide detective Devlin Rourke, who hunts for a mysterious assassin who already has slain four Baltimoreans and is gunning for more; (9) "Steeltown" (1989) portrays an epic struggle for wealth and political power among competing interests in a dying American 'rust belt' city; (10) "River of Darkness" (1991) marked Grady's critically acclaimed return to the deadly and murky world of espionage and intrigue among America's spymasters, recently humiliated by their failure to anticipate the Soviet Union's historic collapse; (11) "Thunder" (1994) is another post-Cold War CIA thriller, in which the Company's liaison to the U.S. Senate searches for the killer of a trusted colleague, while trying to avoid becoming his next victim; (12) "White Flame" (1996) finds FBI agents and local police forces scrambling to prevent the planned assassination of a charismatic, but also controversial, black ex-con turned politician, as he travels the country campaigning for president; (13) in "City of Shadows" (2000), published under the pen name "James Dalton," Grady revisits the Watergate era, inventing a chilling "what if?" scenario about what "really" happenened behind the scenes during Richard Nixon's tainted presidency; and, finally, (14) "Mad Dogs" (September 2006), in which five ex-CIA agents confined to a mental hospital (hence, the title) break out after being framed for the murder of their psychiatrist. The book traces their efforts to track down and expose the CIA 'mole' they suspect of having set them up. Books in this collection are not available for individual purchase, sold only as a complete set. All book jackets are in protective covers. All orders are bubble-wrapped and shipped in boxes. E-mail inquires from serious buyers only to jagronsky@aol.com. Signed by Author. First Edition. Mostly Hardcovers. Very Good to Brand New. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. Private Press.

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        Nummer 1 Eine Bastel - Novelle von Max Plunderbaum Das Original oder Kann das Gemalde der Maler sein?

      Stuttgart: Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1974. First edition. Paperback. Fine. 8vo. 40 pp. Letterpress. Four color offset printed. A fine copy in stapled wrappers. The first of four short works that were later reprinted and included in Volume 35 of The Collected Works. Here sold individually. No date indicated, but, per Dobke, from 1974. This copy with Dieter Roth Verlag stamp to first page. Dobke calls for 48 pages, but only 40 pages per Aarons and Roth [In Numbers]. The Getty copy also states 40 pp. Dobke also calls for a signed and numbered edition; Aarons and Roth are silent on this point. The Getty copy is signed and numbered. This copy unsigned and unnumbered.

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        Clavis Patrum Graecorum. (6 volumes)

      Turnhout, Brepols, 1974 - 1998. 6 vols., 2 vols paperbacks and 4 vols. hardcover (not a uniform set). 25 cm. "Corpus Christianorum" (sl. worn, sl. browned) Although very good, see picture. Volume 1: Patres Antenicaeni. 1983. xxii,288 pp. Volume 2: Ab Athanasio ad Chrysostomum. 1974. xxii,686 pp. Volume 3: A Cyrillo Alexandrino ad Iohannem Damascenum. 1979. xxii,574 pp. Volume 4: Concilia Catenae. 1980. xviii,274 pp. Volume 5: Indices. Initia. Concordantiae. 1987. 294 pp. (Volume 6) Supplementum. 1998. xviii,518 pp.

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        THE KILLER ANGELS A NOVEL

      New York: David McKay Company, Inc., [1974].. Octavo, boards. First edition. A classic historical novel of the Battle of Gettysburg that won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A stunning copy of a book rarely found in such nice condition. (#156231)

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        "The majority of the leaders of the Alignment refuse to establish a government of national unity. However, among the public, regardless of their opinions, there is an increasing demand for the special unification. May this yearning bring forth the long-awaited fruit ..." In 1977, less than three years later, Begin's Likud Party defeated the Alignment and he became Israel's Prime Minister.

      [Jerusalem, Israel], December 6,1974. 8.25" x 10.5". "Typed Letter Signed ""M. Begin"" as Member of the Knesset, in Hebrew, 1 page, 8.25"" x 10.5"". [Jerusalem, Israel], The Knesset, December 6, 1974. To David Avni, Jerusalem. In Hebrew with full English translation. Light creasing, two file holes in blank right margin with backing on verso. Very Good condition.In full, ""Herewith I confirm receipt of your letter of 10 Kislev 5735 - November 24, 1974, fir which I thank you. I have read your serious and important words with much interest. We agree with you: at the moment, there is a need for a government of national unity, and therefore we continue to demand its establishment, for the sake of our people's firm standing against pressure and testing times. The faith in the future of our people, as expressed in your letter, is an important factor in this standing. This is indeed the way to overcome all the problems. Surely, you have noticed that, for now, the majority of the leaders of the Alignment refuse to establish a government of national unity. However, among the public, regardless of their opinions, there is an increasing demand for the special unification. May this yearning bring forth the long-awaited fruit.""Gen. Yitzhak Rabin had replaced Golda Meir as Prime Minister in June 1974. There were two major political groupings in Israel, the coalition dominated by the Labor Party (the Labor Mapai Alignment), and the Likud coalition dominated by Menachem Begin's Herut Party. On May 17, 1977, the Likud Party won the national elections and on June 21, 1977, the first time in Israeli history a party other than the Alignment/Mapai was in a position to form a government. Begin became Prime Minister, serving from 1977-1983.Menachem Begin served in the first ten Israeli Knessets, the ninth and tenth as Prime Minister. When he wrote this letter, he was a member of Knesset 8, in the Likud parliamentary group."

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        Clavis Patrum Graecorum. (6 volumes),.

      Turnhout, Brepols, 1974 - 1998. 6 vols., 2 vols paperbacks and 4 vols. hardcover (not a uniform set). 25 cm. "Corpus Christianorum" (sl. worn, sl. browned) Although very good, see picture. Volume 1: Patres Antenicaeni. 1983. xxii,288 pp. Volume 2: Ab Athanasio ad Chrysostomum. 1974. xxii,686 pp. Volume 3: A Cyrillo Alexandrino ad Iohannem Damascenum. 1979. xxii,574 pp. Volume 4: Concilia Catenae. 1980. xviii,274 pp. Volume 5: Indices. Initia. Concordantiae. 1987. 294 pp. (Volume 6) Supplementum. 1998. xviii,518 pp. ISBN: 250305000X.

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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. With the bookseller's label of "The Equinox" bookshop on the front pastedown. "The Equinox" was an occult bookselling and publishing venture that was set up by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame in the affluent London suburb of Kensington in the mid-1970s. Sadly it only ran for a few years before closing. The cloth is overall quite dulled - although this is only really obvious if it is put next to a truly bright copy - and the boards are darkened around the edges. Some light creasing to the spine, althoug unusually the spine gilt has NOT flaked, as it commonly does with a few readings. A little light bruising to the corners, page edges darkened with a few grubby marks, not affecting the margins. Otherwise a a tight, clean VG copy with an interesting connection to London's 1970s occult scene. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carrie

      Doubleday, New York 1974 - New York, Doubleday, 1974. First Edition. First Impression. A lovely copy of King's first novel. An important highlight in modern speculative fiction. Publisher's code P6 present. Inscribed by the author 'To Eric - \ With all best \ Stephen King \ 10/12/79'. Not often found this well preserved. The jacket has a small amount of rubbing to the extremities and one short 4mm tear to the top edge. Crease to top of jacket, spine tips a touch bumped. Overall a very presentable copy. Trivial tanning to the spine. Not price-clipped, but ink crossing-out of price. [5875, Hyraxia Books]. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Periander.

      Amsterdam, Thomas Rap, (1974). 30 x 21 cm. Rood halfmarokijn in perspex cassette (Boekbinderij J. Kloosterman en Kousbroek C.V.). 52 p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 120 genummerde en gesigneerde exemplaren. 2e druk (de handelsuitgave verscheen drie maanden eerder). Deukje aan weerszijden van de rug.* Dit exemplaar is door Hermans genummerd 'h.c. Rap H/A-J'. Blijkbaar werden er voor medewerkers van de uitgeverij tien extra exemplaren vervaardigd. Mét de perspex cassette! JS 325.

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        Velveteen Rabbit or, How Toys Become Real

      Mount Vernon:: Press of A. Colish,. Near Fine. 1974. Hardcover. B008P0JCGA . Six tipped-in color plates. Limited edition (1,500 copies). About fine in brown velveteen covered boards. No dust jacket. ; 37 pages .

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        The Power Broker.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. First edition of the author's Pulitzer-Prize winning work on Robert Moses. Thick octavo, original black cloth, cartographic endpapers. Signed by Robert A. Caro on the title page. Small name to the endpaper, near fine in a a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon. A very nice example of this bulky book, which tends to show wear. One of the most acclaimed books of our time, winner of both the Pulitzer and the Francis Parkman prizes, the Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping) of twentieth-century New York and makes public what few have known: that Robert Moses was, for almost half a century, the single most powerful man of our time in New York, the shaper not only of the city's politics but of its physical structure and the problems of urban decline that plague us today. "Surely the greatest book ever written about a city." (David Halberstam) Theodore H. White called it "A masterpiece of American reporting. It's more than the story of a tragic figure or the exploration of the unknown politics of our time. It's an elegantly written and enthralling work of art."

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        Eléments d'autocritique

      1974. Hachette, Paris 1974, 13x20cm, broché. - Hachette, Paris 1974, 13x20cm, broché. - Edizione originale per il quale non è stato derivato grandi giornali. Raro dedica autografa firmata dall'autore. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Rare envoi autographe signé de Louis Althusser.

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        Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Signed By The Author)

      The First UK Printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1974. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Light pushing at the spine ends. Bumping to the upper corners. Crimson top-stain is still present but faded with some light spotting. Light toning and spotting to the text-block. A few light spots to the page edges in places. The book shows some signs of having been read but remains tight. Free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition. Correctly priced at '£2.95 net in the UK'. Mild edge-wear with a little rubbing at the corner folds. The laminate has lightly lifted in place along the folds. The usual light fading of spine colouring. Small closed tear to the rear cover upper edge and a few nicks to the spine edges.The wrapper remains very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been Signed without dedication to the title page. Scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        The Killer Angels

      New York: David McKay, 1974 - First Edition of this Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Very good to fine in a dust jacket with very minor wear and tear. Basis for the film Gettysburg, and an inspiration for a revival in historical novels, as well as spurring interest in the Civil War. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Incisione a colori, su carta, mm. 400x570 la figura, mm. 495x710 il foglio. Firmata, numerata (28/50) e datata (1974) a matita dall'artista sul margine bianco basso. Si tratta di una composizione astratta a sei colori.

      1974.

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        When We Were Very Young

      London: Methuen Children's Books,, 1974. With decorations by E. H. Shepard. Octavo. Original blue morocco by Zaehnsdorf, titles and decoration to spine gilt, frame and vignette to front cover gilt, edges gilt, blue pictorial endpapers. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Spine faded, an excellent copy. Fiftieth anniversary edition, number 13 of 300 copies signed by Christopher Robin Milne. From the library, though unmarked as such, of publisher Charles Shirley, chairman of Methuen Children's Books from 1976 to 1979.

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        Zehn Kleine Meckerlein.

      (Haarlem: Carlinapers, 1974). Tall, narrow octavo. (20)pp. One of forty copies. A reprint of the original 1943 edition, which was also published in a limited edition of forty copies. In this poignant satirical variation on the "Ten Little Indians" nursery rhyme, originating from a German concentration camp during the Holocaust, the "Meckerlein" or "nuisances" are those who oppose the Nazis. They disappear one by one, only to be reunited in the end inside the Oranienburg concentration camp. The pages are printed with bold typography that is oriented vertically across the page spread. Offsetting from printed text, else fine in stiff green wrappers with a tonal pattern and printed paper label. (Bohlman & Holzapfel, The Folk Songs of Ashkenaz, pp. 34-36).

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        Ansel Adams--images, (1923-1974) / foreword by Wallace Stegner

      Boston : New York Graphic Society 1974 - Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved; in a worn slip-case. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 127 p. : chiefly ill. ; 36 x 45 cm. Notes; SIGNED finely by the author. Bibliography: p. 127. Subject; Photography, Artistic. Genres; Bibliography. Illustrated. 7 Kg. 127 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Bonnard: Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre Peint, 1888-1905; 1906-1919; 1920-1939; 1940-1947 / Supplément 1887-1939. 4 vol. set (Complete)

      J. et H. Bernheim-Jeune, Paris 1974 - Quarto (11 x 9"). 348, [2]pp (Vol. 1); 499, [1]pp (Vol. 2); 487, [3]pp (Vol. 3); 461, [1]pp. Original illustrated dust-jackets over blue cloth, with gold lettering to spines and front covers.A monumental Catalogue Raisonné of the painted work of Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), a celebrated French painter and printmaker, as well as a founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of Avant-Garde painters 'Les Nabis.'Pierre Bonnard has been described as "the most thoroughly idiosyncratic of all the great 20th-century painters, and the unusual vantage points of his compositions rely less on traditional modes of pictorial structure than voluptuous color, poetic allusions and visual wit" (Jed Perl in "Complicated Bliss").Identified as a "late practitioner of Impressionism in the early 20th century, Pierre Bonnard has since been recognized for his unique use of color and his complex imagery" (See Amory, 4).This four-volume set is splendidly illustrated throughout with 2173 b/w photographic reproductions and color plates of the artist's paintings.Minor and sporadic age-toning along edges of dust-jackets. Text and captions in French. DJ, bindings and interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Absolute One-Step Photography offprint WITH initial press release examples

      London: Headley Brothers Ltd, 1974. First Separate Edition. Wraps. Near Fine. First Separate Edition. 7 pages plus 4 pages center fold with color illustrations of chemistry of SX-70 integral film and sample images. 8 1/4 x 11 inches. Tan printed wrappers. We also include the sample of press release information released by Polaroid at the time (less the issue of Scientific American with their first advertisement). Wraps. Edwin H. Land, the President of Polaroid, was the inventor of the in-camera self-processing photographic system. We know it as the social phenomena called the Polaroid SX-70, first released in 1973. Many of us were the subjects of the famous "click, chunk, whirrrr" followed by the magical appearance of a photograph which developed before our eyes. Gone was the necessity to send film to the lab for developing. Or in earlier innovations from Polaroid, the need to time the film, taking it apart, and fix it all the while trembling in anticipation of the world of hurt from our family if that precious first step of baby Tammy didn't appear right. Land realized quite early that the instant gratification, instant development film camera would revolutionize picture taking for the masses. While the camera was expensive in the beginning, almost $200 plus $7 for each film pack, by 1974 (a year after release) some 700,000 had been sold. The first generation of true instant selfies became reality. In this offprint, The Royal Photographic Society reprints a speech by Edwin H. Land in May 1973 where he detailed not only some of the history, but many of the detailed technical workings of the camera for his fascinated audience. Scarce, and a piece of our cultural history, described in a technical light. "We now reproduce for the first time Dr. Land's description and illustration of the journal of the potassium ions which is such an essentail part of the whole subject. Those who were present at the lecture will remember that during the evening a num,ber of photographs of flowers, etc. were taken with the new camera and some of these are reproduced in the centre pages." Scarce both in the marketplace and institutionally, with no copies traced as of this listing.

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        Ansel Adams--images, (1923-1974) / foreword by Wallace Stegner

      Boston : New York Graphic Society, 1974, Hardcover, First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved; in a worn slip-case. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 127 p. : chiefly ill. ; 36 x 45 cm. Notes; SIGNED finely by the author. Bibliography: p. 127. Subject; Photography, Artistic. Genres; Bibliography. Illustrated. 127 pages. ISBN: 0821206001. ISBN/EAN: 9780821206003. Inventory No: 236018.

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        Strike Deep

      New York: Dial Press, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. First printing stated of this uncommon early novel of suspense by Dean Koontz. Spine lettering a bit dulled else a clean clothbound copy in bright near fine price intact dustwrapper. One of the nicer examples of this title we have seen.

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        The Lithographs of Chagall, 1969-1973

      Crown, New York, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fine Condition/Fine. SORLIER, CHARLES, and MOURLOT, FERNAND. The Lithographs of Chagall, 1969-1973, New York: Crown Publishers, 1974. Tall quarto, English language edition, pp. 180, 1 (note), light gray cloth boards with black stamped lettering to front and spine, original acetate wrap protecting lithographed dust jacket. In addition to the jacket, the frontispiece is an original lithograph. They both retain their brilliant color. This book is part of a 6-volume series documenting the Chagall lithographs. Condition of this book: Fine, short hairline tear at upper front edge of jacket, slight dust stain at top edge of leaves. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; 1970s; Reference. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52922. .

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        Post Office

      London: London Magazine Editions, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London: London Magazine Editions, 1974. 149 p. Red cloth with black lettering, pictorial endpapers. First British edition. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Old price written on ffep in red marker. Jacket lightly wrinkled and worn along edge, price-clipped. A nice copy of one of Bukowski's best-loved novels, all about postal hell.

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        The New West: Landscapes Along the Colorado Front Range (First Edition)

      The Colorado Associated University Press, Boulder, Colorado 1974 - First Edition. 56 black and white plates. A photographic study of mid-century suburban sprawl in the American West, mainly in Colorado, and its effect on a previously uninhabited landscape. Foreword by John Szarkowski. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Very slight lean, with light foxing to the page edges and endpapers, and a touch of fading at the board edges. Jacket has a closed tear with an accompanying crease on the front panel, a closed tear on the rear panel, and light foxing on the rear flap. Roth 101, p. 226-227. Parr and Badger Vol. II, p. 25. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Telegraph 3 A.M.: The Street People of Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, California

      Berkeley, CA: Cornucopia Press, 1974. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of darkening to the spine. An exceptionally nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Unpaginated; b&w plates, mostly full-page, throughout; 8.75 x 10.25 inches. From an edition limited to 3000 copies. SIGNED BY MISRACH on the ffep within a photograph of graffiti, he has inscribed "For a good time / call [name] / [telephone number] / [his signature.]" The photographer's first book.

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        Dusklands

      Johannesburg: Raven Press, 1974. First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by J.M. Coetzee on the title page. Tape offsetting to the front and rear endpapers and to the dust jacket flaps, a good copy in the original dust jacket with some light rubbing. Dusklands is a pair of novellas in the tradition of Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The first novella "Dusklands" probes the links between the powerful and the powerless. The second novella "Vietnam Project" is narrated by a researcher investigating the effectiveness of United States propaganda and psychological warfare in Vietnam. The question of power is also explored in "The Narrative of Jacobus Coetzee," the story of an eighteenth-century Boer frontiersman who vows revenge on the Hottentot natives because they have failed to treat him with the respect that he thinks a white man deserves.

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        THE FAITH OF GRAFFITI

      Praeger, NY 1974 - First edition, limited issue of 500 numbered copies. Text by Mailer. Photographs by Naar.Designed by Mervyn Kurlansky. Signed by Mailer, Narr and Kurlansky on the limitation page. Copy #49. Issued without dustjacket. Slipcase with gilt-stamped title. Unread copy in Fine condition with Fine slipcase and the publisher's original (opened) mailing carton. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

      New York: William Morrow & Company, 1974. First edition of the author's groundbreaking work. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Robert M. Pirsig on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A sharp example of an important book, uncommon signed. "Enormously influential journey of self-discovery permeated by philosophical discussion, and startlingly original and disturbing imagery, based on an autobiographical account of a journey across the USA on a motorbike undertaken with his son in 1968; the shifts between narrative, analogy, and philosophical meditation have prompted several critics to see this work as a latter-day Moby-Dick" (Stringer, 532).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        The Pond.

      Holt: J. H. Mainstone Print Publications, 1974 - Excellent condition. Presented in a lime wax frame with conservation glass. Colour offset lithograph on heavy wove paper. Image size: 43 x 57.5 cm. Sheet size: 61 x 72.5 cm. Edition of 850. Signed in pencil lower right by Lowry. Fine Art Trade Guild blindstamp lower left. Lithograph after an oil painting on canvas by Lowry from 1950. This image was used as a Christmas card by Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1964.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Marc Chagall-The Angel of Judgment-1974 Mourlot Lithograph

      1974 - "The Angel of Judgment" by Marc Chagall, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1974 from an edition size of 5000. The overall size of the Lithograph is 30 x 20.5 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A: Mint. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: This poster was printed for an exhibition of Chagall's monumental work held at the National Museum, Nice 1974. Published by the Society of Friends of the National Marc Chagall Biblical Message Museum, Nice. #138 in ‘Chagall's Posters - A Cataloque Raisonne', Sorlier. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Art Wise]
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        Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [SIGNED U.S. 1st Edition]

      Alfred A. Knopf 1974 - A near fine copy in black boards with gold lettering on the spine and front board in a near fine dust jacket with minor edge wear, unclipped and showing a price of $7.95. SIGNED BY JOHN LE CARRE ON A BOOKPLATE AFFIXED TO THE HALF TITLE PAGE. The book spine has very slight lean and slight fade. This is a first edition, first printing and is a tight, clean copy with no markings of any kind. In the whole a very collectible copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bag End Books]
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        Watership Down

      New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc, 1974. First US Edition. Hardcover. 429pp. Full light brown sheepskin decorated in blind on the front and rear panels, spine decorated in blind with raised bands and vellum labels lettered in gold, green endpapers. The author's first novel. #51 in Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels, ed. David Pringle, 1989. A fine copy in a particularly attractive custom binding. ; Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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