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        Schrift + Symbol in Stein, Holz und Metall.

      München : Georg D. W. Callwey, 1977. 328 S.; überw. Ill.; 29 cm Pb.; mit Schutzumschlag, im Schuber Buch in sehr guter Erhaltung, Einband sauber und unbestoßen, Seiten hell und sauber, minimale Gebrauchsspuren. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Symbol ; Schrift; Steinmetze, Steinbildhauer, Handwerk; Steinmetz- und Bildhauer Fachliteratur

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        I Know the Place

      The Greville Press, [1977]. 12mo ; [28], 4 plates pages A handsome, leather-bound edition, limited to 500 copies, this one being #137, in unread Fine condition. SIGNED by author Harold Pinter;Eleven poems by author Harold Pinter dated from 1953 to 1977

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        The Effects of Peer Counseling in a Correctional Setting : University of California, Santa Barbara : a Dissertation Submitted in Partial Satisfaction of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Counseling Psychology, June 1977

      Self Published, June 1977 - Includes a laid in Vita of Berton Kerish, basically his training, honors, employment, involvements in his field of education, a list of his previous publications, and a letter to Santa Barbara County Mental Health, dated November 24, 1985, not signed, includes some corrections. Book has 197 pages. Dedication reads: To the inmates and staff of The Federal Correctional Institution Lompoc, California. There is an Acknowledgements page, including those who assisted during Kerish's doctoral studies. There is a publication option page, photo copy signature of Burton Kerish, in which he reserves the publication rights for 3 years, dated October 1, 1976, thus most likely the copyright has expired. Kerish is the noted author of several publications including: Sexual Differences in the Wechsler Bellevue Intelligence Scale Subtests, Unpublished M. A. Thesis. The George Washington Unvierstity, Washington DC 1954; Peer Counseling an Alternative Correctional Life Style, Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc California, 1972, a Federal Bureau of Prisons Publication ; Innovations in Counseling Treatments of Public Offencers, 1 Hour Symposium, Delivered at APA Convention, Div. 17, Honolulu Hawaii 1972 ; In Service Training of Correctional Staff in Behavioral Counseling, 1 Our Symposium, Delivered at APA Convention, Div. 18-31, Montreal Canada 1973; Toward a New Phase in Correctional Management, in B. Carleton Ed. Man for Man, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas 1973 ; Peer Counseling People Programs and Progress, Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc CA 1974, Federal Bureau of Prisons Publications ; Suicide, Suffering and Choice, The Glasgow House Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 2, Dec. 1983. Abstract: this investigation was designed to develop and experimentally test peer counseling procecures implemented in response to correctional facility resident interest in self improvement and independant functioning. Specifically, the study attempted to determine the relative effect of the use of a Peer Counseling Program [PCP] a specific 80 hour inmate led classroom and group counseling program -- on vonlunteers confied to a Federal Correctional Institution. Self ratings and behavioraldifferences were examined amoung four groups of volunteer inmates, two of wich received training, while the training for the other two was held in abeyance. The final two Groups were again offered the training subsequent to the completion of the study. etc. etc. Excellent source for study. Poignent research material for students and academics. Delves into this subject with fresh ideas and thoughts, a good read. This book contains good information for persons wanting to enhance their knowledge of the subject matter in particular. Always a good reference guide to keep on hand. Will help you better understand methods and means in great detail. Informative and easy to read. Size: S: Some Edge Wear, Normal for Age of Book [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire

      Les éditions de minuit, 1977. - Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1977, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 99 esemplari numerati sul filo puro, tirando la testa. Molto bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 99 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les Vins de Gala

      Paris: Draeger, Éditeur, 1977. Quarto. Original white cloth decorated in gilt and colour, illustrated endpapers. With the gold dust jacket and the original buff card slipcase. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of Dali's surrealistic wine guide.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        El Colectivo. No. 1 (July 1977) through No. 4 (December 1977) (all published?)

      The first four issues of an unknown total published of the journal from by the Mexican artist collective, issues individually titled "El Caso de la Bienal (de París) Desaparecidita", "Censura Inba Burocracia", "Ambientación Antifascista", and "Posada Posadista", each issue an offset double-sided sheet with minimal text and extensive illustrations including collages, rubber stamps, and reproductions from photographs. Tabloid newsprint sheet, folded to 8vo. size. Self-wrpps. Mexico City 1977.

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        The Shining

      New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1977 First edition, first printing. First Edition stated on copyright page. Book fine, minor rubbing at spine ends. Dust jacket near fine, minor sun-fading on spine, small spot at rear panel of dj. Flap price $8.95. Comes in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Faust au village

      Gallimard, 1977. - Gallimard, Paris 1977, 15x21,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 45 esemplari numerati sulla testa di stampa Olanda. Piccoli morsi senza gravità sulla schiena, molto bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Infimes piqûres sans aucune gravité sur le dos, très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        JOSEF SUDEK; A PORTFOLIO OF PHOTOGRAPHS

      Praha: Pressfoto, 1977. First edition. Sudek, Josef. 4to., [9], [1] pp. text pamphlet, with 13 b&w silver gelatin photographs on 12 individual sheets, 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches, loose as issued. Housed in a illustrated stiff paper folder. The paper portfolio is moderately creased, with the photographs bright and fine. The silver prints, which are reproductions of classic Sudek photographs, include still-life, landscapes and cityscapes. Text is in Czech, German, French, English and Russian.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        The Shining

      Doubleday, New York 1977 - Mild rubbing to fore-corners of dust-wrapper. Light bumps to upper and lower edges of front of dust-wrapper. Mild bumps to heel and crown of dust-wrapper, with some small chips. Light, even sunning to edges and spine of dust-wrapper. Mild rubbing to head of spine. Price-clipped. Bumps to heel of spine. Else fine. With review slip (with Canadian imprint, not unusually, according to L.W. Currey) laid in. Signed by King on title-page. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pryor-Johnson Rare Books]
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        Die Bildniszeichnungen von J.-A.-D. Ingres.

      Benteli Verlag, Bern 1977 - Bound in boards with dustwrapper. Signed by Lambert Tegenbosch in 1978 on end paper. About 2,500 pages. 5 volumes. 2 volumes of plates, 3 volumes of text illustrated throughout, 220x275mm. All volumes have light foxing on the top edge. All volumes in very good / near fine condition. Sold as a set.(parcel service/ pakketpost the set weighs over 10KG, so postage outside Europe is expensive). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fenix]
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        An Archaeological Overview of the Northern Channel Islands, California, Including Santa Barbara Island

      National Park Service/Western Archaeological Center, Tucson, AZ 1977 - 249pp.; SC blue w/blk.; some rub w/spine sunned; corner-fold; clean,tight pgs. "This overview was prepared for the National Park Service in order to provide background information necessary for the effective management of archaeological resoruces on the Northern Channel Islands and Santa Barbara Island of the southern group." Contract numbers PX800040776 and PX810050275 Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Xochi's Bookstore & Gallery]
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        Les funérailles de la grande mémé

      Grasset, 1977. - Grasset, Paris 1977, 14x23cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione che non è stato disegnato grandi giornali. autografo Rare firmato da Gabriel Garcia Marquez in spagnolo ad un amico. Bella copia completa della giacca illustrata. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Rare envoi autographe signé de Gabriel Garcia Marquez, en espagnol, à un ami. Agréable exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée.  

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        Fortress Marin; An Aesthetic and Historical Description of the Coastal Fortifications of Southern Marin County

      (Santa Cruz: The Quail Press, 1977) - 4to, brown cloth spine, salmon paper boards, printed paper label. 18 colored woodcuts and folding map. ? From the library of David & Valerie Belch. First edition, number 205 of 240 numbered copies, signed by Killion. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Signed Saul Steinberg Taxi Lithograph

      - "Taxi" by Saul Steinberg, Signed Lithograph from an edition size of 150. The overall is size of the Lithograph is 30.75 x 23.5 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: Signed and numbered out of 150 in pencil by Steinberg, circa 1977. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Anzeiger der Notverwaltung des Deutschen Ostens im Deutschen Reich. Mitteilungen der Gemeinschaft Ost- und Sudetendeutsche Grundeigentümer und Geschädigter * 3.Jahrgang 1974 - 32.Jahrgang 2003

      Kiel, 1977 - 2000. Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (je Jahrgang 12 Hefte, jeweils Broschur / Steifumschlag / Kartoneinband im Format 8vo 14 x 20,5 cm), einheitlich gebunden in 12 Halbleinenbände mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung und Kopfgoldschnitt. Insgesamt etwa 8.000 Seiten, mit vielen Abbildungen und graphischen Darstellungen. Im ersten Band mit eingebunden: Arno Schulze-Rauschenbach, Die Notverwaltung des Deutschen Ostens und das Völkerrecht (35 Seiten, mit folgendem Inhalt: Einführung - Entstehung des Völkerrechts - Die Haager Landkriegsordnung von 1907 - Einzelheiten aus der Haager Landkriegsordnung und der IV. Genfer Konvention - Die Anwendung der Haager Landkriegsordnung auf Deutschland - Deutschland und die Potsdamer Beschlüsse von 1945 - Die Oberste Regierungsgewalt in Deutschland. Der Kontrollrat - Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland und die \"Deutsche Demokratische Republik\" - Die Organisation auf dem Gebiet des Deutschen Reiches - Der Alleinvertretungsanspruch - Die Notverwaltung des Deutschen Ostens - Die Regierung des Deutschen Ostens - Die Exilregierung - Die Notregierung des Deutschen Ostens -Anmerkungen). - Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung - Deutsches Reich, Kriegsfolgen Nationalsozialismus, GOG Gemeinschaft Ost- und Sudetendeutscher Grundeigentümer und Geschädigter, Anneliese Schepke / Köingsberg (Pr.), Grenz- und Auslanddeutschtum, Haager Landkriegsordnung von 1907, Genfer Konvention, Anwendung der Haager Landkriegsordnung auf Deutschland, Deutschland und die Potsdamer Beschlüsse von 1945, Oberste Regierungsgewalt in Deutschland, Kontrollrat, Bundesrepublik Deutschland und \"Deutsche Demokratische Republik\", Organisation auf dem Gebiet des Deutschen Reiches, Ostdeutschland, Notverwaltung des Deutschen Ostens, Regierung des Deutschen Ostens, Ostdeutsche Exilregierung, Völkerrecht, Besatzungsrecht, völkerrechtlicher Anspruch auf Rückgabe der 1945 ff geraubten Gebiete des Deutschen Reiches, BRD-Verzichtspolitik, Ostpolitik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, völkerrechtlicher Anspruch auf Ostdeutschland, Ostverträge, polnische Aneignungstheorie, Dr.Erich Lipok, Dr.G.Hoffmann-Günther, deutsche Bundestags-Volksvertreter als Landesverräter, Besatzungsregime in Westdeutschland seit 1945, Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches Reich, Kriegsfolgen Nationalsozialismus, GOG Gemeinschaft Ost- und Sudetendeutscher Grundeigentümer und Geschädigter, Anneliese Schepke / Köingsberg (Pr.), Grenz- und Auslanddeutschtum, Haager Landkriegsordnung von 1907, Genfer Konvention, Anwendung der Haager Landkriegsordnung auf Deutschland, Deutschland und die Potsdamer Beschlüsse von 1945, Oberste Regierungsgewalt in Deutschland, Kontrollrat, Bundesrepublik Deutschland und \"Deutsche Demokratische Republik\", Organisation auf dem Gebiet des Deutschen Reiches, Ostdeutschland, Notverwaltung des Deutschen Ostens, Regierung des Deutschen Ostens, Ostdeutsche Exilregierung, Völkerrecht, Besatzungsrecht, völkerrechtlicher Anspruch auf Rückgabe der 1945 ff geraubten Gebiete des Deutschen Reiches, BRD-Verzichtspolitik, Ostpolitik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, völkerrechtlicher Anspruch auf Ostdeutschland, Ostverträge, polnische Aneignungstheorie, Dr.Erich Lipok, Dr.G.Hoffmann-Günther, deutsche Bundestags-Volksvertreter als Landesverräter, Besatzungsregime in Westdeutschland seit 1945, Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker

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        In Patagonia

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1977 - First Edition of the author's first book. Fine in a very lightly worn dust jacket with a slightly faded spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Der Lange Marsch: Zeitung für Eine Neue Linke. No. 1 (n.d.) through No. 28 (July 1977).

      A sequential run of the first 28 out of 30 issues published in total of the radical left-wing West German periodical, most issues 20 pp., under the editorial direction of C.R. Lamsche, with articles and opinion pieces on current political events and issues, including regional politicians, Vietnam, Israel and the Zionist revolution, the RAF, and freedom fights in Latin America. Illustrated throughout with drawings, cartoons, and reproductions from photographs. Tabloid, issue no. 28 4to. Illus. self-wrpps. Berlin 1977.

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        Die Leibstandarte. Hier 5 Bände in 6 Büchern KOMPLETT !

      Osnabrück, Munin Verlag, 1977 - 8°, 504, 432, 504, 385, 588 Seiten und der Bildband mit 318 Seiten, illustr. OLeinenbände mit Silberprg. und farbig illustr. OUmschlägen - sehr guter Zustand - 1977-1987. b87166 Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht]
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        The Complete Portraiture of William and Catherine Blake.

      London: Trianon Press: 1977. 4to, 155 pp., 51 plates. Original full brown morocco, slipcase. A fine copy. #5 of 36 de luxe copies signed by Keynes, of a total edition of 562 copies. The definitive work about (and reproducing) all known portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Blake.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        British Etchers 1850 - 1940

      Robin Garton, 1977. Con tre acqueforti originali di Robin Tanner (Wren and Primroses, Full Moon, The Old Road, cm 9,3x11,4 - 30x23,7 - 24,5x19). Numerose riproduzioni di acqueforti n.t. 4to. pp. 88+81. Perfetto (Mint). .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Die Nachgänger. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Erich Fried.

      Hamburg Raamin-Presse 1977 - Gr.4°. 24, 4 S. Mit 1 signierten Original-Radierung, 10 Illustrationen und 19 Bildmarginalien von Roswitha Quadflieg. Marmor. Original-Pappband (ohne Schuber). Raamin-Presse, Druck 8. - Ex. 8/20 (gesamt 100 Exemplare) der deutschen Vorzugs-Ausgabe. Im Druckvermerk von der Künstlerin eigenh. signiert. - Schönes Exemplar. Gewicht (Gramm): 1000 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Müller & Gräff e.K.]
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        The Sausage Master of Minsk; Poems

      Villeneuve, Montreal 1977 - 8vo, unpag. chapbook in wrappers, stapled. The poet's first book, one of 500 numbered copies signed by Kleinzahler, the entire edition. Laid in is a a brief TLS from Kleinzahler, alas typed on poor-quality and highly acidic paper, presenting the book to the poet, writer, and translator Christopher Middleton, one of Kleinzahler's literary heroes, who ultimately also became a good friend. Slight toning to spine and edges; endsheets offset from a laid in letter [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Counter Clock World

      White Lion Publishers Limited, London, Sydney and Toronto 1977 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published in Great Britain" printed on the copyright page. A magnificent copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in excellent condition and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Philip K. Dick First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        THE WITCH WORLD NOVELS: WITCH WORLD, WEB OF THE WITCH WORLD, THREE AGAINST THE WITCH WORLD, WARLOCK OF THE WITCH WORLD, SORCERESS OF THE WITCH WORLD, YEAR OF THE UNICORN and SPELL OF THE WITCH WORLD

      Gregg Press, Boston 1977 - Octavo, seven volumes, cloth. First edition. All volumes either signed or inscribed by Norton. Comprises WITCH WORLD (1963), WEB OF THE WITCH WORLD (1964), THREE AGAINST THE WITCH WORLD (1965), WARLOCK OF THE WITCH WORLD (1967), SORCERESS OF THE WITCH WORLD (1968), YEAR OF THE UNICORN (1965), and SPELL OF THE WITCH WORLD (1972). Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-200. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 28. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 830-834, 836, and 838. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2139-49. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 149-52. Light foxing to page edges, else fine copies in fine dust jackets. The first printing of this series was 1200 sets, most of which were sold to libraries. First printing sets in superior condition are uncommon, especially signed or inscribed by Norton. (#136711) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        David Hockney.

      New York: Harry N. Abrams,, 1977. Edited by Nikos Stangos. Introductory Essay by Henry Geldzahler. Quarto. Original dark green cloth, titles to spine and publisher's device to front board gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket. 60 colour and 374 black and white illustrations. Mild foxing to edges. An excellent copy in a slightly rubbed jacket. First US edition. Signed by Hockney on the title page. Originally published in London in 1976.

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        The Southern Kikuyu before 1903 (3 vols.cpl./ 3 Bände KOMPLETT)

      Academic Press, 1977. 1369 Seiten; durchgehende Zählung, gebundene Ausgabe Das hier angebotene Werk stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Einbandkanten sind leicht bestossen; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 3 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        The End of the Game

      New York: International Center of Photography, 1977. Spine faded, slight abrasion, a very good copy in gray boards without jacket as issued. The inscribed photograph has two minor indentations in the top white margin not affecting the image, else fine; the unsigned photograph has a thin line of light soiling along the white margin at the top edge, a shallow crease along the larger white margin at the bottom of the image, and a tiny edge nice, else very good.. Limited Edition of this revision issued to commemorate Peter Beard's contribution in support of a benefit auction at ICP in 1977. Quarto. Invitation to the event laid in. SIGNED by Beard in red crayon as issued. Also laid in are two vintage silver gelatin photographs printed on Kodak single weight paper, 9 x 10 1/4 inches, of Beard's iconic image of a Rhino with its right front leg in a noose. One of the photographs is unsigned, the other is INSCRIBED to photographer Jill Krementz: "Dear Jill cont'd ... / ... despite all the drawbacks, many thanks for coming / [drawing of a heart] / Peter (B.) / Nov, 9th 77".

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        Birds from Magic Mountain.

      Bali.: P.T. BAP Bali.. Number 305 of a limited edition of 400.. 1977.. 48 pages of colour silk screen text and illustrations by Donald Friend, bound in original pictorial cloth, 39 x 29cm. Numbered and signed by Donald Friend. A fine copy. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        GATEWAY, BEYOND THE BLUE EVENT HORIZON, HEECHEE RENDEZVOUS, ANNALS OF THE HEECHEE (Pristine First Editions of Four Volumes

      St Martins Press & Del Rey Books, USA 1977 - St Martins & Del Rey, USA. Published in 1977, 1980, 1984 and 1987 respectively, these four volumes comprise the sage of the Heechee and represent some of the author's finest work. This is a superb set in outstanding condition, with boards as clean and sharp as a rip-off merchant looking for a punter on Easy Street, a spine as spotless as an immaculate all-black sheet from a pirate's bed. pages as clean as a blank pages and very fine dust-jackets. A SUPERB SET. AS NEW. Postage (and insurance) is very considerably higher than quoted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Als Zeus die Welt in Atem hielt : Götter u. Helden d. Antike haben wirkl. gelebt. [Einzig berechtigte Übertr. aus d. Amerikan. von Jürgen Bavendam]

      Bern, München : Scherz, 1977 - 358 S. : Ill., Kt. ; 22 cm Noch in Folie - Unbenutzt und ungelesen, aber mit Lagerspuren, daher mit Mängelexemplar-Kennzeichnung. Sollte Ihr Buch tatsächlich erheblichere Mängel aufweisen, was nur äußerst selten wirklich der Fall ist, erstatten wir den Kaufpreis oder leisten Ersatz. ISBN: 3502165041 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (Signed First)

      Macmillan 1977 - First edition, first impression of the third Inspector Morse mystery (generally regarded as the scarcest in first edition), signed, warmly inscribed and dated by Colin Dexter to the ffep in the year of publication (rare, thus): “Yet another first edition for my very special friends, Peter and Lisa. In memory of our visit. 9.9.77 Colin Dexter”. Near Fine (or better): tight and square binding in sharp boards showing a little sunning to the spine and rubbing to the heel; three tiny spots to the ffep else very bright, crisp and clean, presenting as unread, with none of the browning that routinely afflicts early Morses. The unclipped dustwrapper (£3.50 net stated) is likewise Near Fine: bright and crisp, with a touch of age toning and some minor wrinkles at the spine tips; very small stain to the foot of the front flap fold; presents beautifully in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Archive of scouting photographs, color transparencies, letters, and ephemera from the making of the 1977 film)

      Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1977. An archive of material from the making of the 1977 Steven Spielberg film, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." From the estate of Phil Abramson, set director for the film, whose work earned an Academy Award nomination. The archive includes: A typed letter to Phil Abramson from director Steven Spielberg, SIGNED by Spielberg, on stationery bearing the film's title and the address for Columbia Pictures. Spielberg states that, "in an article in Warhol's newspaper INTERVIEW, which (a) is read by about 19 people, and (b) none of those 19 would be of any concern to you, someone other than you, namely Joe Alves, was erroneously credited with decorating my home." He continues to ease Phil Abramson's mind with regard to someone else receiving credit for his (presumed) interior decorating of Spielberg's house. The letter ends with "the ducks and rabbits all miss you." With the original mailing envelope. Approximately 30 color transparency slides and 10 color photographs featuring scouting shots taken around the base of Devil's Tower in Wyoming, the site chosen for the alien landing in the film. Several images show Vilmos Zsigmond, whose cinematography in the film earned an Academy Award. A photo album containing approximately 40 color photographs taken during a production-related house party, with shots of Terri Garr, Richard Dreyfuss, Steven Spielberg, and others. Twelve letters concerning the procurement of various props, most addressed to Abramson, from such persons as Richard D. Zanuck (concerning a bill payment for flowers), David Brown (a fan commenting on the film as a "great achievement"), Ralph Nelson (also praising the film), Clark Paylow (associate producer), Don R. Hanes (associate at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, whose logo was used in the film, with a color slide of the logo), Robert D. Benis of WTHR Television, Eric S. Peterson of Rockwell International, Dorothy E. Bradshaw of North Central Airlines in Minnesota, William Broker of the property department at the Burbank Studios, and photocopied letters from members of the production crew to various companies. Also included is some interesting ephemera unique to the film: a "Close Encounters" iron-on patch, a vintage production T-shirt with "CE3K" across the front, and a souvenir sweatshirt with a logo for Devil's Tower on the front. Based on Spielberg's novel of the same name, about Roy Neary (Dreyfuss), who is one of several people who witness UFOs at night, and subsequently begins to have visions of a mysterious place. Government agents also have similar encounters, only they discover physical evidence of extraterrestrials. Roy and the agents join together and are led to a place (not unlike the place in Roy's visions) where they have a close encounter of the third kind: contact. Winner of an Academy Award (Best Cinematography, 1978), and placed in the National Film Registry (2007), and Spielberg's third feature as director (following "Jaws", 1975, and "The Sugarland Express," 1974.) Set in primarily Muncie, Indiana, shot on location throughout the US, as well as Mexico and India. Complete collation details available on request.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        In Patagonia

      Published by Jonathan Cape, London; 1977. This is an excellent copy of this author's first book, rarely found in such good condition. The book itself is in Fine condition, tightly bound in it's original dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to the spine. Inside it has the original map endpapers that are exclusive to the first impression of this book and it includes photographs, which the American edition did not. The pages have a marginal amount of toning to the edges due to the age of the book but are otherwise beautifully clear of blemishes. The dust jacket in which the book is housed is in Near Fine condition. It is also clean and clear of any blemishes or tears and the only flaws to speak of are a small degree of fading to the spine as is common in books that have been kept on a bookshelf and some very slight bumping to the spine ends. In all this is an excellent example of Bruce Chatwin's popular first book.

      [Bookseller: Everlasting Editions]
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        Journals: Early Fifties and Early Sixties

      New York: Grove Press. (1977). First. First edition, first printing. Fine in near fine jacket with a few small tears at the edges. Inscribed to Elbert Lenrow: "Allen Ginsberg for Elbert Lenrow 1982 October 7 Earlier passages here closer to the times Jack & I visited you than now." Additionally Signed and dated: Allen Ginsberg 9/24/96 AH." Lenrow was a professor at the New School who became friends with Jack Kerouac while he was still a student. Kerouac in turn introduced him to Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassidy, who would often gather at Lenrow's Central Park West apartment for informal discussions about life and literature. He later penned a book about his friendship with Kerouac and remained in contact with Ginsberg until Lenrow's death in 1993. A nice association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Let's Go Playmates (Original manuscript)

      N.p.: N.p., 1977. Original manuscript by Joey Ramone for an unrecorded Ramones song, "Let's Go Playmates," executed by the punk legend in holograph pencil on both the recto and verso of a legal size sheet of lined notebook paper. The lyrics appear in every orientation, a beautiful, messy gathering of ideas--some crossed through--rather than a finished song. They read, variously: (Recto) "Let's go playmates / Hey man / Cool man / Pretty cool / Hey Mommy / Take a bath / Get a job / What is it / Hey got my ludes man / Tell me my son / Flies flies / As I live and breathe / Get me / Buy me / Do for me / Hey what's in it fer me / Get with it / Tell me / What does minimalism me to you." Verso: "Does this life look interestin to you well you too can [have] all this and more / Not another fly / Im so cold / No no no." A rare example of the songwriting process of a writer for a band whose work stands not only at the top of the punk ladder, but really in a realm of its own. The manuscript is not dated, but judging from the content it could not have been written after 1978, though probably not prior to the 1977. The final lyric, "Does this life look interestin to you," puts it right on the borderline between the band's early fun-drug-crazed songs and the later, more goofily philosophical ones. In any case, one hell of a piece of paper. Lined legal size notebook paper, 8 x 12.5 inches. Fine.

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        For the Sake of the Song (Signed Limited Edition)

      San Antonio, TX: Wings Press, 1977. First Edition. First Edition. One of 500 copies signed and numbered by Townes Van Zandt on the title page, this being No. 418. Gift inscription on the first blank: "To Lacy / On or about Christmas 1982 / All my love / 'Indian Tom'." Wings Press owner Bryce Milligan notes: "1000 casebound copies were originally printed. 500 were signed by Townes and numbered, roughly 100 of which were given to Townes as author's copies. The rest were sold by Wings Press. When I purchased the press in 1994 from co-founder Joanie Whitebird (the other owner was Joseph Lomax), there were only half a dozen left. Another 500 hardbacks were printed and bound but not numbered and signed. Of those at least 150 were completely lost to water damage during one of Houston's periodic floods. The wrappered edition was printed simultaneously with the casebound edition, though it is unclear to me how many wrappered copies were printed, or sold." A collection of the enigmatic, legendary songwriter's music and lyrics, with accompanying photos. John M. Lomax's introduction begins by describing how Caddo Parish Studdard III introduced him to Van Zandt in 1966 in Austin, and goes on to postulate that he may be one of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century--a claim that was a bit audacious at the time of this book's publication, but one that is today accepted as a fact among folk music enthusiasts and scholars. Near Fine in photo illustrated boards with no dust jacket as issued.

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        A Christmas Recipe

      Verona: Plain Wrapper Press, 1977. 8vo, pp. 12, unpaginated. Original olive stiff paper wrappers with foldover flaps, title in brown to front panel. Sewn binding. Uncut and unopened. A fine, unread, unopened copy. Woodcut illustration by Fulvio Testa to [p.6] opposite the single page of text. First edition, one of 180 copies. 2pp. TLS FROM THE PRINTER RICHARD-GABRIEL RUMMONDS TO NOVELIST AND ART CRITIC FREDERIC TUTEN LAID IN, DISCUSSING THE RECENT MOVE OF THE PLAIN WRAPPER OPERATION TO VERONA, AND PLANS FOR THE PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF BOOK. One of the pre-eminent handpress printers of the twentieth century, the American Richard-Gabriel Rummonds founded his Plain Wrapper Press in the mid-1960s. A meeting with Verona-based Giovanni Mardersteig, master printer at the Officina Bodoni, convinced Rummonds to move his operation to Verona in 1971. The letter accompanying the book is packed with information about the press in general, and this title in particular: 'Burgess wrote this poem one afternoon while visiting here in Verona. We have been very busy setting up a bindery in the small studio near the river.... We'll have one room for the presses and the other for a combination composing room and office. The studio is located on the ground floor, naturally, and all the windows face a small, but lovely garden. ... The Burgess/Tilson book [Will And Testament] is now being bound and we expect to start delivering the first copies next week. I really am very pleased with it...'. The limitation to the book reads: 'Natale 1977. One hundred and eight copies of this Christmas recipe (written by Anthony Burgess and illustrated by Fulvio Testa) were printed for friends of the participants on a Washington hand press by Richard-Gabriel Rummonds & Alessandro Zanella at the Plain Wrapper Press in Verona, Italy. Buon appetito!'. A lovely example, with an association to match.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        International Memorial Paul Keres Chess Tournament 1977

      86 unnumbered pages with tables and diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 34/") bound in original publisher's stapled wrappers with original pictorial jacket. Original bulletins, 4 pages per round, plus 4 additional pages of adjourned games after rounds 3, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15 and an additional 2 pages of adjourned games after round 5. Signed by all the participants on page one except Wolfgang Unzicker. First edition.An annual international chess tournament has been held in Tallinn every other year since 1969. Keres won this tournament in 1971 and 1975. Starting in 1977 after Keres' death, it has been called the Paul Keres Memorial Tournament. From 1991, the tournament has been held yearly and changed into a rapid event. From 1999 this tournament also had a women's section. In the past twenty years, apart from this rapid tournament, several other memorial tournaments have been played in honor of Keres. The first memorial tournament, this one, was won by Mikhail Tal with a score of 11 a full point ahead of second place finisher Oleg Romanisin. Third was captured by Aivar Gipslis with 9 1/2 points. Tied for fourth through sixth was David Bronstein, Boriss Gulko and Wolfgang Uhlmann each with a score of 9. Seventh through tenth with scores of 8 were Laszlo Vadasz, Hillar Karner, Wolfgang Unzicker and Dragoljub Verlimirovic. Alone in eleventh was Livo Nei with a score of 6.5, and descending order were Josef Pribyl with 6, Pertti Poutiainen with 5.5, Axel Ornstein with 5, Harry Pohla with 4 and Valter Heurer with 3.5.Condition:Signed on page one. Slight wear to jacket with a indiscernible spot to front wrapper, some rust bleading through from staples else a very good copy in like jacket.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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