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        LAST SEEN WEARING

      New York: St. Martin's, [1976]., 1976. First U.S. edition. Small scrape to front boards else near fine in dust jacket. Chief Inspector Morse is troubled by the disappearance of Valerie Taylor, a student who on her way back to school mysteriously disappears. After two years, Valerie is presumed dead. But if she's dead, who is writing the letters to her parents saying that she's alright? When a man closely connected to Valerie is found murdered, Morse reopens the case and is determined to solve it.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Christopher Isherwood and His Kind

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976. Number 7 of 130 copies privately bound for Stathis Orphanos & Ralph Sylvesterwith an original frontispiece portrait & special endpapers created by Dan Bachardy exclusively for this edition. Signed by Isherwood and Bachardy. 1 vols. 8vo. Special Indian raw silk, with matching slipcase. Bookplate. Fine.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Original Sketches by Tom Hennessey for 'Gunning for Upland Birds and Wildfowl' by Shirley E. Woods 1976

      1976. 17 pencil drawings on 14 sheets, each drawing signed or initialed by the artist and mounted in a folio leaf, with a title leaf in ink in the hand of author Shirley E. Woods. 1 vols. Folio. Bound in dutch linen, leather labels on spine and front board. In matching linen covered slipcase. Fine. With a fine copy of the published book in dust jacket, signed on the title page by the author. Complete set of the original drawings for the 16 illustrations in Gunning for Upland Birds and Wildfowl by Shirley E. Woods (Winchester Press, 1976), with one additional drawing of a red-winged blackbird not used in the book.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Le Colloque de Tanger

      1976 - Set of ten black and white 9 ½ x 7 inch (24.13 x 17.78 cm) images on 12 x 9 ½ inch (30.48 x 24.13 cm) Gelatin silver paper Each print signed, with title stamp, in ink, au verso Portfolio includes: 10 prints, essay by Gérard-Georges Lemaire, and edition and background information signed by William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gérard-Georges Lemaire, and François Lagarde Edition 13 of 75 Photographs taken in 1975 Published in 1976 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Bulger Gallery]
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        GEOGRAPHY III

      Farrar, Straus & Giroux (1976), New York - One of 7500 copies printed of this fine collection of poems. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "To Jeanne shaffer -- best wishes --/Elizabeth Bishop February 1, 1978." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Collection of 5 volumes (including Bardo Matrix Press, Kathmandu, Nepal)

      Kathmandu, Nepal and New York: Bardo Matrix [et al.], 1976-2000. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. NEAR FINE. Together 5 volumes, original bindings (see below) Fascinating collection of five volumes of Ira Cohen poetry materials, none of which are represented in the obvious American libraries. Cohen (1935-2011) was an American author, artist, filmmaker and photographer of some merit. One of the volumes is from Cohen's Bardo Matrix press (Kathmandu, Nepal), printed on fine Tibetan paper -- a rather unusual imprint. The press release for the 2014 Grolier Club exhibition of BARDO MATRIX materials: "The Bardo Matrix Press was founded in Kathmandu in the early 1970s by original Velvet Underground drummer, artist and poet Angus MacLise and poet, photographer and publisher Ira Cohen as a publishing outgrowth of the Colorado artists?' collective of the same name. [Angus] MacLise and Cohen commenced issuing pamphlets, booklets, posters, books, and broadsides by not only themselves and their fellow travelers, but also by some of the most important names of post-war literature: Paul Bowles, Gregory Corso, Diane Di Prima, and Charles Henri Ford were among the chosen." CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION: Cohen, Ira. Poems from the Cosmic Crypt. Drawings by Petra Vogt. Kathmandu, Nepal: Kali Press / Bardo Matrix, 1976. Printed in Nepal on off-white rice paper. Letterpress in black, with purple and silver woodblocks and black and white drawing plates tipped-in. Original black cloth, stitch bound. AS NEW. Laid in: Unrecorded broadside ("On Dreamers!") printed on rice paper (likewise from the Bardo Matrix Press?). Ira Cohen's highly interesting private press (located in Kathmandu, Nepal) which issued the work of modernist poets in very limited numbers, e.g. Charles Henri Ford, Gregory Corso, Angus MacLise, Ira Cohen, and others. Edition limited to 500 copies (this one unnumbered). 9.75 x 7". Unpaginated. "Poems from the Cosmic Crypt, published in collaboration with Ian Alsop's Kali Press, utilized a laid paper made in India which allowed for printing both sides of a page in a hard covered book of some ninety pages. The book also contained a group of white on black drawings made by Petra Vogt. Some poems were printed in the poet's own handwriting from woodblocks cut by Tibetans who did not even know the English alphabet." Source: Ira Cohen: The Great Rice Paper Adventure in Kathmandu: 1972-1977 (New Observations, New York City, Issue 106, May/June 1995. Guest Editor: Valery Oisteanu). WITH: Cohen, Ira. Poems From The Akashic Record. New York: Panther Books, 2001. 94 pp. Paperback. Fine. The book includes poems, plus b/w photographs by the author of Jack Smith, Brion Gysin, Kazuo Ohno, Faye Cohen, Lakshmi Cohen, Gregory Corso, Mikki Maher, Vali Myers, Angus MacLise, Caroline Gosselin, Raphael Aladdin Cohen, and others. WITH: Ira Cohen. Goodie, Vol. 1 No. 1, 1999. Art and poetry zine from NYC published by Foxy Kidd. Photocopy (as issued). Interviews with Ira Cohen, featuring his poems and photographs. Limited to 1000 copies. Not in OCLC Worldcat. WITH: [Various authors] Ganesh Baba [tribute to Ganesh Baba]. Oakland CA.: High Hipster, 1988. Original wrappers (slightly soiled). 58 pp. Illustrations by Azul. Tribute to the psychedelic guru who strongly influenced many of the poets in Ira Cohen's circle. Includes an interview with Ganesh Baba by Ira Cohen. Not in OCLC Worldcat. WITH: Ira Cohen. Licking the Skull. A Retrospective of Photographic Works by Ira Cohen. Catalog of an exhibition held at Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, Nov. 11-Dec. 23, 2000. [40] pp., profusely illustrated with reproductions of photographs in b/w and color. Original wrappers. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        Valenti Angelo: Author, Illustrator, Printer

      San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1976. First edition, one of 400 copies printed by Andrew Hoyem. Illustrated by Angelo who has added colors and gold by hand. 97, [3] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Cloth. Fine, with prospectus laid in.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Searching for Caleb

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1976. First. Uncorrected proof. Faint bends to the wrappers else very near fine in tall, green wrappers. An exceptionally uncommon proof. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

      Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1976. Uncorrected page proofs. 1 vols. Oblong 4to. Printed blue wrappers. Fine. Morocco-backed clamshell box. RARE UNCORRECTED PROOFS Written in the form of a novella, Norman Maclean's autobiographical title story is drawn from his early years spent mostly in the Rocky Mountain region. Though critically acclaimed, the work received little attention until its adaptation as a major film, after which it achieved tremendous popular success. In addition to the title story, this collection includes "Logging and Pimping and 'Your Pal, Jim'" and "USFS 1919: The Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky." Examples of the advance proof are rare.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Collected Essays of Sir Winston Churchill

      UK: Library of Imperial History in association with the Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. London, Library of Imperial History, 1976. Four Hardback volumes in slipcases. Fine condition. Offered for sale also with our set of 34 volumes of the collected works. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1976.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Interview With the Vampire

      NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. hardcover. F+/F. 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's first book. Basis for the 1994 film, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater and featuring a memorable performance by Kirsten Dunst. SIGNED bookplate laid in. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        The Superlative Wine of 1763

      Ichikawa, Japan: Kondo, (1976). Fine in a near fine jacket with a small horizontal tear at the spine, housed in a near fine slipcase.. First Edition. Folio. Number 108 of an indeterminate number of copies, SIGNED by Keiichi Tanaami and Satoshi Kondow. An original story by Kondow, accompanied by Tanaami's colorful psychedelic illustrations. Text in Japanese. Somewhat overshadowed by his compatriot Tadanori Yokoo, Keiichi Tanaami has been the recipient of recent critical acclaim in Japan and abroad, with a large exhibition planned in Tokyo for later in 2014.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Four Men Called John ([Gollancz detection])

      Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. Good/GOOD. 1976. 158 pages. Scarce. Hard cover with a dust jacket.Ex-library with the usual stamps but the inserts have been removed, thus there are marks on the end papers & paste downs. Clean pages with no markings or annotations.The front end paper is missing. Mild edge wear to the boards and spine ends, but with tape marks where the plastic slip cover has been attached. Mild creasing, and edge wear to the dust jacket, which is not clipped and has a plastic slip cover but has some tanning on the fore-edges.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Robinson Crusoe (Features a fore-edge painting by Melody Krafft)

      The Easton Press, 1976. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine. One of a kind copy of the classic book by Daniel Defoe. Genuine blue leather binding with decorative gilt. Silk moiré end page. Near fine condition. Published by The Easton Press, 1976

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        American Buffalo

      New York: Grove Press. (1976). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Except for a touch of age-toning to the flaps, this is a spectacular, as new copy of the author's first book. Winner of the 1976 Obie Award and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American play of 1977. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Mensch Schwein Maschine. Original Tusch-Zeichnung.

      1976.. Bildgrösse: 23x24 cm. Unten rechts signiert und datiert. In Glasrahmen 46x40 cm.. Luis Murschetz, geboren 1936 in Velenje (Wöllan), wuchs in Frohnleiten, Steiermark, auf. Nach dem Grafik- und Designstudium in Graz folgten Lehrjahre in Rotterdam. 1967 erschienen seine ersten politischen Karikaturen in der Süddeutschen Zeitung und seit 1971 in der ZEIT, wo er das Amt des Zeichners von Paul Flora übernahm. Murschetz leitete zwischen 1983 und 1995 wiederholt die Klasse Illustration an der Internationalen Sommerakademie für bildende Kunst in Salzburg. Er wurde mehrfach ausgezeichnet, zuletzt 1997 mit dem Olaf Gulbransson Preis. Murschetz lebt in München. Seine Bücher sind unter anderem bei Haffmans erschienen.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING : Volumes 1 & 2 [ Set ]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1976. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Volume One: 27th printing, Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Some minor owner writing to Front end page. Small stain to page edges. Volume Two: Stated First Edition, Vintage Copy, Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Both volumes fit nice in the rare, Very Good slipcase. A great set. Renewed interest in these classic cookbooks after the movie "Julia and Julia" was released. Written and directed by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Amy Adams, and Chris Messina. A truly promising gift. ; Volume 2 signed and inscribed by Julia & signed by Paul Child; volume 1 signed by Julia Child. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Le Marteau sans Ma?tre

      1976. MIR?, Joan. Le Marteau sans Ma?tre. By Rene Char. Illustrated with 23 etchings by Joan Miro. Folio, loose as issued, in the original wrappers and morocco backed folding box. Paris: Au Vent d'Arles, 1976.A fine copy of this classic example of Miró's work as a book-illustrator. Miró illustrated the some 250 books during his long life, and, like this one, some of the most accomplished were produced in the last twenty odd years between 1960 and 1982. The complete set of 23 unsigned original etchings (aquaforte and aquatint) in colors, hors-texte, (including 8 in double-page). Copy number one of an edition of 125 copies printed on Arches wove paper, with the watermark "Au Vent d'Arles," signed by Miró and Char on the colophon. Cramer, Joan Miró The Illustrated Books 216. Dupin, Miró Engraver, Volume IV, 944-966.

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        FOUR MEN CALLED JOHN

      Victor Gollancz, Ltd., London 1976 - Octavo, boards. This novel was first issued in the U.S. as a paperback original in 1964, The Four Johns. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, short closed tear to lower spine at rear fold, some light wrinkles to lower right rear corner, touch of shelf wear to upper spine panel. A scarce book. (10178) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Me, Alice: The Autobiography of Alice Cooper

      Putnam, 1976. Hardcover. Good. York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1976. First Edition, First Printing in original dust jacket with price of $7.95 intact. In Good condition, as binding appears to have been repaired with hot glue. Clean text. Cloth shows light wear and toning to edges. The dust jacket shows toning, light chipping and a few edge tears, with a thin stain to the verso. Presents well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Collected Essays of Sir Winston Churchill

      London: Library of Imperial History. Very Good. 1976. Four volumes in publisher's full vellum. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc.]
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        Wolff, Willy. - "Form".

      . Siebdruck / Serigrafie, in Schwarz, auf hellgelbem Papier, 1976/1977. Von Willy Wolff. 37,5 x 27,6 cm (Darstellung ) / 60 x 42 cm (Blatt). In Bleistift signiert und datiert rechts unten "Wolff 77". - Im Blattrand leicht knickspurig. kleines Eselsohr links unten. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Willy Wolff (1905 Dresden - 1985 Dresden). Deutscher Maler, Bildhauer und Grafiker. 1920-24 Lehre zum Kunsttischler. 1925-27 Weiterbildungskurse von Professor Max Frey. 1927-33 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden bei Richard Müller und Georg Lürig, ab 1930 Meisterschüler bei Otto Dix. Mit der Entlassung von Dix durch die Nationalsozialisten, verließ auch Wolfff die Dresdner Akademie. Verlust des größten TEils seiner Arbeiten beim Bombenangriff auf Dresden im Februar 1945. Dieser Moment ist gleichzusetzen mit einem künstlerischen Neuanfang. 1946 gründete er mit anderen Dresdner Künstlern die Künstlergemeinschaft "Das Ufer" und war auch mit ihrer Gründung Mitglied im Verband Bildender Künstler der DDR. In den späten 1950er Jahren übte die Pop-Art großen Einfluß auf ihn aus, von der er eine eigene Vision entwickelte..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        PUNK MAGAZINE A Complete run of all 15 issues in addition to the High Times Magazine supplement and the rare D O A Film Book

      New York: Punk Publications Inc. 1976 - 1981. An excellent complete set of the original issues, including the two supplement volumes of this highly influential magazine. Although numbered 1 to 17 only 15 issues were produced (numbers 9 and 13 never made it to print). 17 volumes in total. Condition is very good or better throughout, and each issue is SIGNED by its creator John Holmstrom. Rather than focus on news and current events like the remaining Sixties underground papers, Punk covered the culture of rock and roll, and did so with a swaggering, take-no-prisoners attitude. It was intentionally shocking, the way rock and roll had once been, back when DJs smashed records on the air and Senate subcommittees linked comic books and rock and roll to juvenile delinquency. Holmstrom wanted to bring back that connection and run with it- not just the shocking energy, but the coupling of rock and roll with comics, two art forms that had grown up side by side. "There was this great music coming out of CBGBs," he says, "and I could tell rock and roll was headed in a certain way. I wanted to bring out a magazine that was sort of a combination of the Sixties underground papers and a comic book. We wanted to be the Mad magazine of rock and roll." Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The Acts of Samson.

      1976 - 8vo., original linen backed marbled paper covered boards by Sallie Ruff. With 8 mounted line drawings by Fritz Kredel, handcoloured by Harriet McDonald Holladay. Bookplate of noted private press collector Norman J. Sondheim. A near fine copy. First edition, limited edition of 58 copies designed by C.R. Hammer and printed on Shogun paper by Arthur Graham at the Anvil Press. With original Prospectus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Le Marteau sans Maître

      1976. MIR?", Joan. Le Marteau sans Maître. By Rene Char. Illustrated with 23 etchings by Joan Miro. Folio, loose as issued, in the original wrappers and morocco backed folding box. Paris: Au Vent d'Arles, 1976. A fine copy of this classic example of Miró's work as a book-illustrator. Miró illustrated the some 250 books during his long life, and, like this one, some of the most accomplished were produced in the last twenty odd years between 1960 and 1982. The complete set of 23 unsigned original etchings (aquaforte and aquatint) in colors, hors-texte, (including 8 in double-page). Copy number one of an edition of 125 copies printed on Arches wove paper, with the watermark "Au Vent d'Arles," signed by Miró and Char on the colophon. Cramer, Joan Miró The Illustrated Books 216. Dupin, Miró Engraver, Volume IV, 944-966.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976 Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1976. First Edition (and first printing), with all first printing points, including incorrect ISBN on copyright page and "adways" (for "always") on page 27. Octavo, xiv+217 pp. Light blue cloth with silver spine lettering, light blue pictorial jacket. Contrary to other reports of the first print run being limited to only 1155 or 1577 copies, there were, in fact, 5,000 copies of the first printing of Maclean's serendipitous masterpiece, 3,000 in one run and 2,000 more after those were sold, with no discovered differences at this time between those runs. Near fine book, fine but for a previous owner's presentation inscription (dated in 1976, the year of publication, and an inscription I rather like, being from kids Rose and Paul to Daddy - of course having no idea at that time what they were giving him)). Jacket is better than Very Good plus, close to near fine, with a bit of spine fade, touched corners and one small closed tear, and is NOT price-clipped. Maclean's masterpiece, certainly from the soul, and almost meta-Taoist in its ability to convey the unspoken through words. "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs........ I am haunted by waters. " A testament that the best poetry is native and unconscious, and couched in specific experience. Translated to the screen in a better-than-reasonable arrangement by Robert Redford, in one of his more successful attempts at deep sensitivity, with Tom Skerritt, Craig Sheffer, and Brad Pitt. L18

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        The birds of the Malay Peninsula: a general account of the birds inhabiting the region from the Isthmus of Kra to Singapore with the adjacent islands.

      London: H. F. & G. Witherby, 1927-1976. -

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Das Gespenst Brünhilde und der schreckliche Karl von nebenan.

      . (Bln.,) Berliner Handpresse (1976), gr.4°, farbig illustr.Or.-Pp.20 nn.S., 9 ganzs.(4 doppelseit.) farbige Or.-Linolschnitte (1 a.VDeckel) v.d.Verf.(47.Druck d.Berliner Handpr.).Druck in 75 num.u.von d.Künstlerin signierten Expl.Schönes Expl.des ersten v.d.Künstlerin selbst verfassten Kinderbuchs..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Die Schmiede]
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        Cahiers Céline : collection complète

      Edition which it was not derived great paper (except for # 7) for each of the volumes. Our complete set consists of: 1 Cahiers Céline Céline and literary news from 1932 to 1957. 2 notebooks Céline Céline and literary news 1957-1961 Cahiers Céline 3 Semmelweis and other medical writings Cahiers Céline 4: Letters and early writings Africa 1916-1917 Cahiers Céline 5: Letters to friends Cahiers Céline 6: Letters Albert Paraz 1947-1957 Cahiers 7 Céline Céline, News Papers 1933-1961 Céline 8: Progress monitoring of works for the stage and screen. Iconography. Rare complete set. Gallimard Paris 1976-1988 14x20,5cm 8 volumes brochés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        De la sainte famille au droit à la paresse

      Original, one of 75 numbered copies on Japan Edition, print head. Our copy is complete, frontispiece of the original etching by W. Lam he signed in colored pencil. Signature of the justification of the draw. Le point cardinal Paris 1976 23,5x17cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La clôture

      First edition printed in 100 numbered copies.Book illustrated with 16 original photographs by Christine Lipinska.Signing autographs of the author and photographer of the justification of the draw.Rare and beautiful specimen. Imprimerie Caniel Paris 1976 24x18cm en feuilles sous étui

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        FIREPROOF FLOORS OF WITLEY COURT.|THE

      8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Limited to 150 numbered copies, made with Kozu (Fine 35-6), Fabriano and Canson paper. Endpapers are cut-outs which depict the topiary gardens of Levens Hall, Westmorland England. Printed in two colors. Extremely scarce and one of the more difficult Schuyler titles to obtain. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Dirty-Linen and New-Found-Land

      London: Faber & Faber. (1976). First. Uncorrected proof. Small tear and a little wear on the wrappers, near fine. Signed by the author. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Portraits

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 1976. Tall quarto. Original white cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Board edges slightly toned, corners a touch bumped, a small light dampstain to lower margin of one leaf. An excellent copy in a jacket with mildly toned and creased extremities, and a couple of small nicks to front panel and rear fold. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Avedon on the front free endpaper: "For Loren, Avedon 1980".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        WATERSHIP DOWN

      London: The Paradine Press. 1976. First edition thus. With a new foreword by the author. Signed by the author and with an original watercolour by the illustrator. Publisher-commissioned Sangorski and Sutcliffe full green morocco binding, with gilt illustration and titles to the upper board and spine. Five raised bands to the spine. All edges gilt. Housed in the original marbled card slipcase. An excellent copy, the spine a touch faded otherwise the binding is fine, clean and bright. The contents are entirely complete and fine throughout. A lovely copy. Limited edition of 250 copies, this being one of 30 or so with a signed original watercolour illustration by John Lawrence on the front free endpaper. Above the original illustration there is a calligraphic manuscript inscription in red ink ?"With Love From David / May 1979?". Signed by Richard Adams in red ink on the copyright page.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Quince, etc. Exposing the several disguises of Ward Ritchie, poet, with a remark by Lawrence Clark Powell

      [Laguna Beach, California: Laguna Verde Imprenta], 1976 One of about fifty copies printed on an Albion hand press. The introductory essay is signed by Lawrence Clark Powell. Ritchie has signed his essay on Quince, with all his various pseudonyms: Davie Dicher, James Beattie Pitwood, Betsey Ann Bristol, Peter Lum Quince, and Peter Mallory, plus his own name. Original marbled wrappers with printed paper label. . Octavo. Seven woodcut illustrations from designs by Paul Landacre. Title-page in green, salmon and light green. Wrappers lightly browned around the edges, possibly a flaw in the manufacturing, as we've seen this in other copies. Otherwise a fine, fresh copy. This book gives a thorough chronicle of Ritchie's various pseudonyms, detailing when each was used. It is followed by Ritchie's poem, "A Smattering of Quince."

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        The Last Auroch (Signed with A.L.S.)

      Iowa City: The Now! Press, 1976. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. First and only printing of the poet's uncommon first book. One of only 55 numbered and SIGNED copies. One page A.L.S. from the author dated in 1977 laid in to this copy. Near fine condition in bound wrappers. Possibly the only book published by this Iowa City press. Only 3 copies found in world institutions.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Originalfarbzeichnungen zu "Color Lines" Blätter aus dem Skizzenbuch, 1976/77. - Leaves from the sketchbook, 1976/77.

      Basel, 1976-1977.. 24 Blatt Farbfilzstiftzeichnungen. In losen Blättern.. Die Originalvorlagenblätter zur gleichnamigen, 1978 bei Pablo Stähli in Zürich erschienenen Publikation. Karl Gerstner (*1930) zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der Konkreten Kunst der Gegenwart und ist gleichzeitig einer der wichtigsten lebenden Typographen und Gestalter. "Gerstner ist ein Bewunderer der muslimischen Kunst. Vor allem von den geometrischen Ornamenten: konkrete Kunst vor der Konkreten Kunst von spiritueller Dichte. Etwas Eigenes aus der Inspiration zu entwickeln war nicht einfach: aus dem Konzept der Ornamente in sich geschlossene Bilder zu machen. Die muslimischen Linien wurden flächenfüllend, aber nicht flächig. Sie bestehen aus Stäben, die im Profil dreieckig sind, wodurch eine plastische Wirkung entsteht. Vor allem die Verwendung der Farbe hat nichts mehr mit den Vorbildern zu tun. Sie ist typisch Gerstnerisch." (Gerstner auf seiner Homepage zu der Folge der Color-Lines Bilder). - Auf Milimeterpapier gezeichnete Entwürfe, von denen einige grossformatig als Einzelbilder existieren. Jedes der 24 Blatt mit einer Folge von 5-8 Entwürfen, total 168, alle 6x6 cm.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        William Eggleston's Guide

      New York: The Museum of Modern Art,, 1976. Essay by John Szarkowski. Small quarto. Original black morocco-grained boards, titles to spine and front board gilt, colour photograph inlay to front board, black endpapers. With 48 colour photographs by the artist. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. Published in conjunction with Eggleston's landmark exhibition at the MoMA in 1976, the first solo exhibition of colour photography held at a major Western art institution.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        WILLIAM EGGLESTON'S GUIDE

      New York: MOMA, 1976. Hardcover. Very Good. Color illus. tipped on cover in place of a dust jacket. All color photos. Gilt on cover & spine. Signed by Eggleston. In Roth's 100 Books for that year.

      [Bookseller: J.B. Muns, Fine Arts Books]
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        The Father Christmas Letters & BONUS ITEM: JRR Tolkiens Last Will & Testament

      George, Allen & Unwin, London 1976 - The Father Christmas Letters is a collection of letters written and illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien between 1920 and 1942 for his children, from "Father Christmas". They tell of the adventures and misadventures of Father Christmas and his helpers, including the North Polar Bear and his two sidekick cubs, Paksu and Valkotukka. - J.R.R. Tolkien was best known for his epic fantasy "Lord of the Rings" and his studies in myth and language. But Tolkien was also the proud dad of four kids - and he didn't just read "Hobbit" to them at bedtime. Over the course of many years, he wrote and illustrated detailed, whimsical letters from Father Christmas, populated with a clumsy polar bear, elves and goblins. In these letters, Father Christmas kept the Tolkien children updated with stories about the hijinks at the North Pole - the slapsticky North Polar Bear and all the things he broke, firework explosions, the discovery of ancient caves full of old cave drawings, and battles with the goblins. (When Father Christmas couldn't write, his Elvish secretary filled in) - Tolkien's old-school style of writing is a bit formal and very correct, but he tosses in comments of exasperation, amusement, and in the last letter, a sort of sad resignation that children will grow up. Maybe it is because they were given to real children, not intended for publication, that the letters are only a little cutesy, and never cloying. And of course, Tolkien's detailed, colorful, fantastical, intricate pictures are what make the letters come alive; you can imagine the Tolkien kids eagerly examining the pictures as well as the written words. They aren't terribly realistic - Father Christmas never looks quite real - but their detailed fantastical charm makes up for it, such as the murals on Father Christmas's walls, with suns, moons, stars and trees. Tolkien also sprinkles the stories with things that his kids were probably intrigued by, like prehistoric cave paintings, fireworks, and a comic bear who causes all kinds of mayhem. And fans of Tolkien's fantasy works will probably enjoy checking out things like the invented Elf language (as written by the secretary Ilbereth) and goblin language. Tolkien includes a letter from the North Polar Bear in the latter language. "Letters From Father Christmas" won't exactly make you believe in Santa Claus again, but it is one of the prettiest and most charming Christmas picture books out there. Definitely recommended - and not just for Tolkien fans too. Light foxing throughout, otherwise a very good overall condition. - PLUS A BONUS ITEM: Photocopy of J.R.R. Tolkiens Last Will & Testament [he was worth a small fortune!], which consists of 6 pages and it bears the signature of Tolkien several times. - POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Black Destroyer

      1976. Book. Fine. No Binding. Fine (our Top grade) Original Art. 12 x 16 Inches. ORIGINAL ART, acrylics on art board. Cover art for AMAZING STORIES, January 1976, illustrating the Jack Williamson story appearing in t his issue. Iconography shows one woman coming through a transportation gateway while another watches. Image and board size: 12 x 16 inches. Fine..

      [Bookseller: Barry R. Levin Science Fiction & Fantasy]
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