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        Friedrich Hölderlin. Historisch-Kritische Ausgabe. 23 Bände (komplett). "Frankfurter Ausgabe", Band 1-20. 3 Supplementbände der Faksimile-Edition: 1. Band: Frankfurter und Homburger Entwurfsfaszikel. 2. Band: Stuttgarter Foliobuch. 3. Buch: Homburger Folioheft. Herausgegeben von D. E. Sattler.

      Stroemfeld / Roter Stern,, Basel, Frankfurt am Main, 1977 - Basel, Frankfurt am Main, Stroemfeld / Roter Stern, 1977-2000. 4°. 30 cm. ca. 9000 Seiten. Original-Karton im Original-Pappschuber (Band 14/19/20 in Original-Leinenband mit Original-Schutzumschlag), Faksimile-Edition in Leinen-Boxen mit Faksimile-Blättern und Begleitheften. 1. Auflage. Wenige Bände mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Rücken mit leichten Knickspuren, teils aufgehellt (Bände sind Grünblau-Blau), teils minimal fleckig, Band 6 mit deutlicheren Gebrauchsspuren. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Original-Karton im Original-Pappschuber (Band 14/19/20 in Original-Leinenband mit Original-Schutzumschlag), Faksimile-Edition in Leinen-Boxen mit Faksimile-Blättern und Begleitheften. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        A Morbid Taste for Bones

      UK: Macmillan, 1977 London, Macmillan, 1977. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine book with an owner's bookplate to the first leaf. The jacket is in fine condition. Other than the bookplate, the book is a stunning copy.. 1st Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Original Oelmalerei auf Leinwand, (Strahlegghütte 2684 m, Pfaffenstöckli, Hütte durch Lawine 1977 zerstört ). Autor Willi Oppliger Basel. Bild: 65x100 cm.

      1977.. 65x100 cm. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #100

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1977. Limited/Numbered. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. Signed by Editor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen and Unwin in 1982. This is the Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition. "This is copy number 100 of the first one thousand copies off the press of the first edition of The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, reserved for later publication in this collector's edition." Only the first 100 were signed by Christopher Tolkien to the Limitation Notice. To support this statement, this copy has the noted points or error's: Page 330 line 4 shows no period after Feanor. Page 352 line 39 has an italicized "and" in 'Lord of Waters and King of the Sea'. Making this the First State of the First Impression. A Near Fine example of the very hard to find Super Deluxe Limited Edition issued to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the first publication of The Silmarillion. Collected and edited by Christopher Tolkien after his fathers death. Original publishers full red leather binding, with raised bands, gilt stamping, and top edge gilded as issued. a couple of rubs to the top edge gilding, the only fault noted. The book features a red silk ribbon marker bound in, raised bands and gilt stamped Title, Author, and Publisher to the spine. The front boards features the JRRT Monogram gilt stamped in single gilt ruled box. Blind stamp of the heraldic device Tolkien designed to represent Luthien Tinuviel to the rear boards. On the first free endpaper, the Publisher's Limitation Plate, gives the Limitation number of 100 of 1000, and has a wonderful, clean flowing signature of Christopher Tolkien. The map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North appears as a fold-out map, and is printed in black and red, no tears or marks noted. A striking example of a very scarce and hard to find book. Matches in size and style the 1987 Unwin Hyman Super Deluxe Limited Edition of the Hobbit. No foxing, no previous owners name or any other writing. The red leather is not faded to the spine, as is so often the case. The original slipcase has been replaced with a custom quarter bound red leather and cloth clamshell case, made by The Chelsea Bindery. Lined with red velvet, a fabulous home to protect and house this very scarce edition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        The Wonderful World Of Henry Sugar. And Six More

      London, Jonathan Cape. 1977., 1977. FIRST EDITION. FIRST IMPRESSION. Publisher's navy blue cloth in pictorial dustjacket with design by Susan Shields. A near fine copy in a bright, crisp dustjacket. Inscribed by Dahl to the flyleaf. A fine short story collection comprising seven tales of fantasy and fun, told with the author's trademark wit, laced with unexpected twists. Roald Dahl received the World Fantasy Award [Lifetime Achievement] in 1983

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Philobiblon. Eine Vierteljahrsschrift für Buch- und Graphiksammler. Herausgegeben von Ernst Ludwig Hauswedell.

      Stuttgart, Hauswedell 1977.. Jahrgänge 1-45 (1957-2001, alles Erschienene). Rotes Halbleder mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Monogramm am Fuß der Rücken, lediglich die letzten beiden Jge. in den Originalheften.. Vollständige Reihe aus dem Besitz von E. van der Vekene mit seinem Exlibris in verschiedenen Varianten und teilweise kleinem Sammlerstempel am hinteren Einbanddeckel. Der Luxemburger Emile van der Vekene, (*7. Juni 1933) war von 1969 bis 1996 "Conservateur de la Reserve precieuse" in der Luxemburger Nationalbibliothek . Er ist der Verfasser von mehr als 30 Büchern und ungezählten Aufsätzen und Rezensionen aus den Themenbereichen Buchdruck, Bibliographie und Einbandkunst, u.a. Bibliographie der Inquisition (1963), Die Luxemburger Drucker und ihre Drucke (1968), Kaspar Hochfeder, ein europäischer Drucker des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts (1974), Les cartes geographiques du Duche de Luxembourg (1975). Les plans de la ville et forteresse de Luxembourg, edites de 1581 a 1867. (1976), Bibliotheca bibliographica historiae Sanctae Inquisitionis. Bibliographisches Verzeichnis des gedruckten Schrifttums zur Geschichte und Literatur der Inquisition (1982- 1992), .Johann Sleidan (Johann Philippson) (Bibliographie, 1996), Dictionnaire illustre des relieurs ayant exerce au Grand-Duche de Luxembourg depuis le XVIIe siecle jusqu'a nos jours (2002). 1973 wurde er zum Senator der Gutenberg-Gesellschaft ernannt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        A Leaf from the 1583 Rembert Dodoens Herbal Printed by Christopher Plantin [Leaf Book]

      the Book Club of California, San Francisco - 1977, edition limited to 385 copies. () Near fine in near fine dust jacket. [viii], 28, [4]. Folio. Plain cream-coloured dust jacket with manuscript title to spine over white cloth boards. Gilt title to spine and gilt title and portrait of Dodoens to front board. Some slight discoloration to jacket and cloth of book's spine. The original leaf (pages 395-396) is tipped in after the table of contents. Small section of lower corner perished, not affecting text. Leaf with two woodcuts of flowering plants. With a letter to the book's original owner laid in explaining that many of the leaves have defects but that not all leaves contain illustrations. An original leaf from the presses of the great Christopher Plantin, one of the most influential 16th century printers and publishers. The leaf is from an influential 16th century herbal, Stirpium Historiae Pemptades Sex by Rembert Dodoens. The fine book accompanying the leaf includes short essays on the herbal, its author, and its printer. (Disbound and Dispersed 166) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        After Everest: An Autobiography by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa As Told to Malcolm Barnes

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London - 1977, 1st edition. (Hardcover) Fine in near fine dust jacket. 184pp. Octavo. Original green cloth wit title on spine in silver gilt. Inscribed on front free endpaper. Pictoral dust jacket is unclipped with slight rubbing to head of spine. 15 black-and-white plates from photographs, 8 colour plates. A clean, very bright copy. Inscribed by Tenzing, dated 7 / 6 / 77. Tales from Tenzing's life after returning from summiting Everest. He became Director of Field Training at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling, as well as climbed numerous mountain ranges in the United States. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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      Lucerne: C. J. Bucher Ltd.,, [December, 1977]. Lisette Model. Quarto. Original printed wrappers, text printed in white on green paper. 24 full-page black and white photographs, 8 of which are folding. An excellent copy with mildly rubbed extremities and a small stain to lower rear wrapper. Only printing, magazine format. Signed by Model on the first leaf. The December 1977 issue of Camera, the Swiss photography magazine, focused completely on the work of the Austrian-born American photographer Lisette Model (1901?-1983). The photographs are accompanied by an introduction by Allan Porter, editor of Camera from 1966, a statement by Berenice Abbott, fellow teacher at the New School for Social Research in New York, the artist's statement for Model's 1965 Guggenheim exhibition, and a short autobiography.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Master's Guide To Building A Bamboo Fly Rod

      Katonah, New York: Martha's Glen Publishing, 1977. Deluxe edition, no. 76 of 128 copies, signed on the half title by the author and with a signed remarque by the artist Robert Seaman. Color frontispiece portrait of Garrison at work, profusely illustrated with drawings by Robert Seaman and numerous photographs by Matthew Vinciguerra and Luis Marden. 246 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Full brown morocco, spine gilt, upper board with gilt rule borders about a central design of a casting angler's hand stamped in blind, a.e.g. In three-quarter morocco drop box with a lift tab made from a leather pouch housing a two-inch section of a Garrison rod. Fine. Deluxe Issue, Inscribed A classic work, with careful and explicit illustrations: a unique celebration of a sporting implement that attains the status of a work of art. Garrison worked extensively with Carmichael but died before the book was published. Here in the uncommon deluxe issue, which Carmichael has additionally inscribed for sportsman and collector Ernie Hickock.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      n.p.: n.p., 1977. First edition. 16mm film. Very good to near fine. Produced by Richard Moore (who interviews Millar in these tapes) for the KQED documentary series, Writers in America. The archive consists of: 27 16mm reels of film or audio, housed in either metal canisters or original Scotch Brand boxes, some with "Highland Laboratory of San Francisco" labels to exterior, with addional labels identifying the subject matter as Kenneth Millar / Ross Macdonald dated August 8, 1977. A collection of raw film and sound footage. Together with the mimeographed transcription of the interview (with index, approx 75-80 pages). The archive

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
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        The Image in Search of Itself. A Collection of Graphic Motifs

      London: Kelpra Editions,, 1977. Folio. Original paper covered boards with illustration to front cover, titles to spine gilt. Housed in the publisher's black slipcase. Title, justification page and 11 original lithographs in colours printed on Velin Arches 250 gsm paper, loose as issued. Slipcase lightly scuffed otherwise in excellent condition. First edition, first printing. Limited to 50 copies signed and numbered by Pasmore on the justification page. Scarce to find as a complete portfolio.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        British Etchers 1850-1940

      London , 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). . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Archie And The Strict Baptists.

      1977 - 8vo. Original canary yellow cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt, preserved in laminated pictorial dustwrapper; illustrated throughout with coloured plates by Phillida Gili; a fine and exceptional copy protected by a similarly fine, unclipped, dustwrapper (£2.50). First edition. This copy is triple signed to the front free endpaper by John Betjeman, the illustrator Phillida Gili, and the book's designer Jonathan Gili. This is a children's story about a teddy bear, illustrated by Phillida Gili, the daughter of the wood-engraver Reynolds Stone. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        The Roald Dahl Collection. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The Magic Finger, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator, James and The Giant Peach, Danny Champion of The World

      London; Puffin Paperbacks. 1977., 1977. Paperback editions, republished in gift slipcase. 6 volumes, all in original publisher's illustrated wraps, all in near fine condition with some light wear to extremities. Slipcase very good indeed, lightly sunned to spine. A very attractive set. All volumes inscribed to flyleaf by the author: "Lynn, Love Roald Dahl" in his trademark felt tip pen. A lovely uniform set of inscribed Dahl classics, containing many of his best loved stories.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Jia Gu Wen He Ji. (Gesammelte Orakelinschriften). - Zhonghua shuju, 1977-1982. - 13 Bände. Farbtafeln und 41956 Abbildungen nach Abreibungen und Zeichnungen (im letzten Band).,

      Beijing, Zhonghua shuju, 1977-1982 (1. Ausgabe / 1. Auflage auf 700 Ex.). - 13 Bände. Mit 8 Farbtafeln und 41956 Abbildungen nach Abreibungen und Zeichnungen (im letzten Band). Zusammen 5241 gezählte und 146 ungez. S. Originale Leinenbände mit Klarsichtschutzumschlag in teilweise gering beschädigten, bedruckten originalen Schubern. - Die umfangreichste Dokumentationen zur chinesischen Orakelschriften. China: Chinesische Bücher - China, Orakel. Orakelknochen, Kulturgeschichte, Knochen. Sprache: zh Gewicht in Gramm: 48550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni Muenchen]
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        DISPATCHES (Signed)

      Alfred A. Knopf, Inc, New York 1977 - Signed. A pristine First Edition copy of Michael Herr's best known book, Dispatches, a memoir of his time working as a correspondent for Esquire during the Vietnam War. This copy is Signed by Herr, with a warm personal inscription to a friend. The New York Times Book Review called Dispatches best book "to have been written about the Vietnam War". A very pleasing copy, with a lovely inscription. Fine binding / Fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Sword of Shannara

      Random House, New York, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: The Brothers Hildebrandt. 726 pp., one foldout colour plate, and other black and white full-page illustration by the brothers Hildebrandt. Colour illustrated dustwrapper,some rubbing of the right hand edge of the spine of the wrapper. The page edges are lightly browned, and there are a couple of small foxing spot to the top edge. Previous owner's detail on the 1st page and previous owner's name sticker on the inside of the front cover mostly hidden by the dustwrapper flap. The publication data reads" 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 First Edition, " which is an indicaton of a true first edition from Random House. The Dust jacket is printed without a price. The American edition had a price in US dollars, with all points otherwise being the same as the UK edition which had a price in £'s. This edition has all points including printed in USA 4/77 on the rear fold over flap and the initials impressed into the front board. . I am unable to gain confirmation from Random House that this was the Australian edition. However, the following is from Terry Brooks -- "From: Terry Brooks Subject: Re: Website Feedback Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 06:13:58 -0700 To: shawn Shawn, I don't think anyone is still around who can answer that definitively. But my recollection is that Random House printed all the first editions for not only the US but for Canada, as well. These were printed without a price to allow the country receiving same to set their own price. Some of these may have made their way to other English speaking countries like Australia. Off to Japan tomorrow. England was very successful. Terry. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to the accompanying picture(s). Illustrator: The Brothers Hildebrandt. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 0394413334. ISBN/EAN: 9780394413334. Inventory No: 0258163. .

      [Bookseller: Syber's Books]
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        Asger Jorn. The Crucial Years 1954 - 1964.

      Borgens Forlag, Copenhagen, 1977. 396 pp. With noumerous photographs of the works in B/H and colours. Hardcover cloth with dust jacket, very fine, in very fine slipcase. First Edition.. 15050938

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Birds of the Western Palearctic. 9 Bände - (so komplett). - 1: Ostrich to Ducks; 2: Hawks to Bustards; 3: Waders to Gulls; 4: Terns to Woodpeckers; 5: Tyrant Flycatchers to Thrushes; 6: Warblers; 7: Flycatchers to Shrikes; 8: Crows to Finches; 9: Buntings and New World Warblers.

      Oxford: University Press, 1977-1994. Oln. mit gepr. Rückentiteln, zus. über 7000 Seiten, dazu zahlreiche farbige Tafeln und sehr viele Textabbildungen 26 x 20,5 cm, Einband leicht berieben, bei Band 1 vord. Innendeckel mit Fleck.

      [Bookseller: Bockumer Antiquariat - Dorothee Gossens ]
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        Schrift + (und) Symbol in Stein, Holz und Metall

      Callwey, 1977.. 328 Seiten gebundene Ausgabe. Restexemplar Aufl. 1977 - Schutzumschlag mit deutlichen Lagerspuren/Risse am Rand, Einband am Buchrücken leicht beschädigt - Buch ansonsten in sehr gutem und ungelesenem Zustand, innen sauber - Jeder Lieferung liegt eine ordentliche Rechnung mit ausgewiesener MwSt. bei

      [Bookseller: primatexxt Buchversand]
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        Georgiana, duchesse de Devonshire.

      - Georgiana, duchesse de Devonshire. Manuscrit de la première version, 16 pp. écrites au recto seul, à l'encre. (GD18B) A figuré à l'exposition André Maurois (Bibliothèque nationale, 1977) sous le numéro 690. Un des trois textes (avec La Comtesse d'Albany et Henriette-Marie de France) parus dans Trois portraits de femmes (Hachette, 1967). "Je vais vous raconter l'histoire, à la fois brillante et mélancolique, d'une femme qui fut, pendant toute sa vie brève, la reine de Londres. Si connue en son temps, même à l'étranger, que des Français comme La Fayette, allant à Londres, disaient : "Je veux voir la fameuse duchesse de Devonshire". Connu non pour sa beauté (bien qu'elle fût charmante, il y avait alors des femmes plus belles); non pour ses actions (bien qu'elle jouât un rôle en politique, il ne fut pas de premier plan); non que ses aventures amoureuses qui furent, vous le verrez, rares et secrètes; mais pour quelque chose d'indéfinissable, un mélange de grâce, d'esprit, de bonté, de tendresse et de folie que l'on ne pouvait s'empêcher d'aimer".

      [Bookseller: Librairie Jean-Etienne Huret]
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        Oska Koschka: Handzeichnungen. Fünfter Band. with original, signed lithograph

      Berlin: Vormals Euphorion Verlag, 1977 No. 19 of 100 copies with original signed lithograph by the Expressionist master of a goat on thick rice paper with deckle edges (total book edition, 600). 141 plates. About 300 pp. Dark-red cloth with gilt titling in pasteboard slipcase. 28.5 x 22.3 cm. The fifth of five volumes in the catalogue raisonné. Very fine. **Free international or domestic shipping with direct order.

      [Bookseller: Laurence McGilvery]
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      New York: Random House, (1977). First edition. Hardcover. A near fine tight copy (ownership signature to verso of last page) with remainder mark (the Random 'house'), in a near fine, clean dust jacket with a closed tear to the top of the rear panel. This copy is inscribed by Foote on the front endpaper, "For / Michael Hargraves / displaced in Frisco / from / Shelby Foote / Memphis Nov 1982." In this novel, a magisterial historian of the Civil War charts its distant repercussions in the streets of the contemporary South. By turns wryly comic, ribald, and chilling, a convincing thriller and a powerful tragicomedy of race

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
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        De geographia libri octo, summa cum vigilantia excusi.Basel: Hieronymus Froben & Nikolaus Episcopius, the elder, 1533.

      <i>Editio princeps</i>, the first printing of Ptolemy's celebrated <i>Geography</i> or <i>Cosmology</i> in its original Greek text. This is a fine, unrestored copy in its original binding. A rare book on the market: the Evelyn-Garden copy, bound in restored seventeenth-century calf, is the only copy to have appeared at auction since 1977.<br/><br/> ❧<i>PMM</i> 18 (1462 edition); Garden Sale 23 (this edition).<br/><br/> "Ptolemy's <i>Geography</i> is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time. Written in the second century AD, for more than fifteen centuries it was the most detailed topography of Europe and Asia available and the best reference on how to gather data and draw maps. Ptolemy championed the use of astronomical observation and applied mathematics in determining geographical locations. But more importantly, he introduced the practice of writing down coordinates of latitude and longitude for every feature drawn on a world map, so that someone else possessing only the text of the <i>Geography</i> could reproduce Ptolemy's map at any time, in whole or in part, at any scale" (Berggren & Jones, <i>Ptolemy's Geography: An Annotated Translation of the Theoretical Chapters</i>, 2000). <br/><br/> "The core of the <i>Geography</i> consists of three parts necessary for Ptolemy's purpose: instructions for drawing a world map on a globe and on a plane surface using two new map projections (Book 1.22-24), a catalogue of localities to be marked on the map with their coordinates in latitude and longitude (2.1- 7.4), and a caption or descriptive label (<i>hypographe</i>) to be inscribed on the map (7.5). As a supplement Ptolemy adds instructions for making a picture of a globe with a suitable caption (7.6-7), and describes a way of partitioning the known world into twenty-six regional maps, with a detailed caption for each (Book 8). The introductory chapters (1.1-21) set out fundamental principles for obtaining the data on which the world map is to be based, and necessary conditions for a good map projection; Ptolemy devotes much space here to criticism of his predecessor, Marinos" (Berggren & Jones, p. 4). <br/><br/> "The <i>Geography</i>, in eight books, is an attempt to map the known world. The bulk of it consists of lists of places with longitude and latitude, accompanied by very brief descriptions of the chief topographical features of the larger land areas. It was undoubtedly accompanied in Ptolemy's own publication by maps like those found in several of the manuscripts. But knowing how easily maps are corrupted in copying, Ptolemy takes pains to ensure that the reader will be able to reconstruct the maps on the basis of the text alone: he describes in book I how to draw a map of the inhabited world and lists longitudes and latitudes of principal cities and geographical features in books II-VII. Book VIII describes the breakdown of the world map into twenty-six individual maps of smaller areas. Ptolemy tells us that the <i>Geography</i> is based, for its factual content, on a similar recent work by Marinus of Tyre. But it seems to have improved on Marinus' work (for which the <i>Geography</i> is the sole source of our knowledge) in several ways ... Ptolemy was probably the first to employ systematically listings by latitude and longitude. <br/><br/> "Ptolemy also criticizes Marinus' map projection, a system of rectangular coordinates in which the ratio of the unit of longitude to that of latitude was 4:5. Ptolemy objects that this system distorts distances except near the latitude of Rhodes (36°). While accepting such a system for maps covering a small area, for the world map he proposes two alternative projection systems (I, 21-24). The known world, according to Ptolemy, covers 180° in longitude from his zero meridian (the Blessed Isles) and in latitude stretches from 16.25° south to 63° north. In his first projection the meridians are mapped as radii meeting in a point <i>H</i> (<i>not</i> the north pole), the parallels of latitude as circular arcs with <i>H</i> as center. Distances are preserved along the meridians and along the parallel of Rhodes, and the ratio of distances along the parallel of 63° to those along the parallel of the equator is preserved. These conditions completely determine the projection ... The second projection aims to achieve more of the appearance of a globe. The parallels of latitude are again constructed as circular arcs, but now distances are preserved along three parallels: 63° north, 23.50° north, and 16.25° south. The meridians are constructed by drawing circular arcs through the points on these three parallels representing the same angular distance from the central meridian, which is mapped as a straight line along which distances are preserved. The first projection is (except for the modification south of the equator) a true conic projection; the second is not, but for the segment covered by the map is a remarkably good approximation to the true conic projection that was later developed from it (the Bonne projection, which preserves distances along all parallels). Ptolemy took a giant step in the science of mapmaking, but he had no successor for nearly 1,400 years" (<i>DSB</i>).<br/><br/> The work begins with a dedicatory letter from Erasmus to Theobald Fettich, who owned the manuscript used for the printing of this first edition of the Greek text (see Allen, <i>Opus Epist. Erasmi</i> VI, p. 436, letter no. 1767 and X, p. 148, letter no. 2760). "In the early sixteenth century, "geography" was not yet a well-established science. Thus, it was quite remarkable that Erasmus of Rotterdam (ca. 1469-1536), one of the era's leading theologians and humanists, introduced the first Greek edition of the <i>Geography</i> of Ptolemy (ca. 100-170), published in Basel in 1533, by claiming that "hardly any other mathematical discipline is more attractive or more necessary." Erasmus called attention to the changing status of this newly emerging area of study and emphasized its importance ... As Erasmus composed this introduction, the first spectacular European overseas discoveries were still fresh in memory. Since the last decade of the fifteenth century, European seamen had circumnavigated Africa and discovered large islands and the American mainland in the western and southern oceans. These discoveries had triggered a revolution in both the content and the contours of the broad field known as cosmography. By 1533, it was obvious that to learned and interested Europeans that the entire ocean could be navigated, that all parts of the earth were habitable, and that the earth and water together formed one single globe" (<i>The Cambridge History of Science</i>, Vol. 3, pp. 469-70). <br/><br/> Adams 2222; Armstrong, 'Copies of Ptolemy's Geography in American Libraries,' <i>NYPL Bulletin</i>, vol. 66, #2; BM, German Books, p. 718; Brunet IV, p. 950; Goldschmidt, <i>Printed Book of Nordenskiold</i>, Facsimile-Atlas, 17; <i>Printing and the Mind of Man</i>, p. 11.. 4to (205 x 155 mm), contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards with manuscript letting to spine and front board, upper front hinge with crack, remains of brass clasps preserved, old amateur paper repair to inner front hinge, old inscription and stamp crossed out on title page, two parts in one: pp. [8], [1] 2-542, [2]; [16], [1] 2-205, [3]. A fine, clean and genuine copy in its original and unrestored binding. Rare

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      Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1977. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. Owner and some light fading to end pages still a very nice copy. A Limited Edition printed for subscribers only. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        A Catalogue of Books on Angling 1811 [With a foreword by Jack Heddon]

      [Twickenham]: Honey Dun Press, 1977. No. XXIX of 50 copies, signed by the editor. Tipped in portrait. 1 vols. 8vo. Half chestnut morocco, spine gilt, a.e.g., marbled endpapers by Aquarius. As new in slipcase. The finely produced Honey Dun facsimile of the first angling bibliography ever published, in the deluxe issue. Scarce.

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        Song Of Solomon - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1977. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0394497848 . First Edition/First Printing in Near Fine condition in price-clipped, Very Good dust-jacket, sun-faded spine as usually found. SIGNED by Toni Morrison directly on the title page ; The third novel of Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison is her account of four generations of black life in America. Main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the first novel by a black writer to be so chosen since 1940. It brought her national attention and was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award .

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        In the Heart of the Country [Signed for the Publisher]

      London: Secker & Warburg. (1977). His first novel published outside of his native South Africa (published in the U.S. as From the Heart of the Country), this was also his first book to tackle head-on the political antagonisms between the colonizer and colonized, in particular in his native South Africa, where the tensions were exacerbated by racism. He has returned to these themes repeatedly, and has won the Nobel Prize for Literature as well as winning the Booker Prize twice. This book was made into the film Dust in 1985, directed by Marion Hansel, which won two awards at the Venice Film Festival that year. Signed by the author for the publisher, Tom Rosenthal. Laid in is an autograph note signed by Rosenthal, dated in 2007: "John Coetzee signed this book for me when he came here for dinner on his next visit to London following his first Booker Prize win with Life & Times of Michael K." Mild toning to endpages; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with the original price intact and no sticker, with tanning to the spine lettering and trace edge wear. A very nice copy of a ground-breaking book, by one of the most acclaimed authors of our time, and seldom found signed. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Der Junker".

      - Tuschfederzeichnung, Bleistift, Deckweiß. Monogrammiert. 28,6:22,2 cm. Literatur: Goldstein, S. 370; Ausst. München, 1977/78, Simplicissimus. Eine satirische Zeitschrift. München 1896-1944, SS. 405-411; Flemig, S. 112. Maler, Zeichner, Karikaturist. Mitarbeiter &#132;Fliegende Blätter", &#132;Jugend" und &#132;Lumpenspiegel", hauptzeichner &#132;Simplicissimus".

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        Tableaux de la Suisse ou voyage pittoresque fait dans les treize cantons et états alliés du corps helvétique.

      Editions Slatkine, Genève, 1977 - Réimpression limitée à 450 exemplaires, exemplaire n.° 205 / 450. Belle reliure. Très bel exemplaire.

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      Kenmore Press, Los Angeles 1977 - First edition of the author's first collection of poetry. Oblong octavo, original wrappers. One of 400 numbered copies, signed by Billy Collins. In fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Abbie Hoffman, Jokesmith

      n.p., n.p. 1977 - An archive of manuscript and correspondence, various dates, circa 1977. Contents include: 1). The manuscript "Cosmic Car Rental", a brief article on the Los Angeles car rental company Rent-A-Wreck, no date, approximately 350 words on one sheet (both sides) of yellow legal pad paper, entirely in Hoffman&#146;s hand and signed by him at the close; 2) a letter addressed to a magazine editor on one sheet (both sides) of yellow legal pad paper, approximately 200 words, concerning possible, future assignments, signed by Hoffman as "Howie"; 3) a photocopied example of an article submitted to the magazine in Hoffman&#146;s capacity as their TV critic, with copyediting mark-ups and corrections in blue ink, not in Hoffman&#146;s hand; 4) another photocopied article, apparently a response to an article by Timothy Leary which had previously appeared in the same magazine, Hoffman&#146;s title of "Brainwashing For Fun and Profit" crossed out and with copyediting and corrections as part of the copy; 5) a 6 page copy of an article concerning Hoffman&#146;s relationship with a mythical sea creature, original typescript; 6) 21 pages of manuscript from "The Farmer Shows The Fugitive; or; Square Dancing In The Ice Age," Hoffman&#146;s 1982 book, original typescript, with a 2 page photocopy insert in the middle of the manuscript, the entire manuscript with corrections in both Hoffman&#146;s and an unknown editorial hand; 7) two airmail envelopes addressed in Hoffman&#146;s hand, one postmarked Santa Monica, CA March 3, 1977, the other Miami, FL 11 March, 1977; 8) a letter from Hoffman&#146;s literary agent concerning his article on Jimmy Carter&#146;s presidential inauguration, dated February 16, 1977; and, 9) and 10) finally, and perhaps the most interesting, two short notes from Hoffman containing the gag lines for three proposed cartoons, one of which Hoffman offers but makes a point of saying "I do not want my name associated with [it]," a sentiment which is entirely understandable once the gag line is known. During the period this material dates from, Hoffman was on the run and living underground, having jumped bail in 1974 and remaining a fugitive until 1980, when he turned himself in to the authorities. A substantial amount of material, with interesting content. While letters and similar material from Hoffman appear on the market with some regularity, manuscript material is much less common. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Junky (signed by Burroughs and Ginsberg)

      Penguin, New York, 1977. 1st edition thus. The first complete and unexpurgated edition of Burroughs's first book appeared in this Penguin edition, having been originally published by Ace Books as Junkie under his pen name of William Lee. Allen Ginsberg, a long-standing friend, wrote the introduction to this edition. Both have signed the book on the half-title page, and Burroughs has added ' For Linda Stevens' (who was a respected New York book editor, principally for Berkley and Putnam, and also an international reporter for The New York Post). This copy is in fine condition and, with the signatures and association, is unique. It also comes with the scarce Gotham Book Mart's invitation to meet Burroughs at their bookstore on West 47th Street, New York, to celebrate the publication of this edition.

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        Ein Mönch in Versuchung. Ein Mönch in seiner Studierstube wendet sich mit abwehrend erhobenem Arm von einer sich ihm nackt darbietenden Frau ab, rechts neben dem Kamin das Böse in Gestalt eines feuerschnaubenden Bären.

      - Feder und Pinsel in Grau, Aquarell, mit einigen Deckweißlichtern, auf Velin, auf graues Bütten aufgezogen. 19,5:18 cm. Gutachten: O.R. von Lutterotti, Innsbruck, vom 20.02.1977 (in Fotokopie). Lutterotti hat das Aquarell in die Jahre 1785/91 datiert und als Vergleich auf die Abb. 91-94 in seiner Monographie über Koch, hingewiesen. Vergleichsliteratur: O.R. von Lutterotti, Joseph Anton Koch, 1768 - 1839. Mit Werkverzeichnis und Briefen des Künstlers. Berlin, 1940, Abb. 91 - 94. Das Aquarell ist ein Dokument aus den Jahren, als Koch die Hohe Karlsschule in Stuttgart besuchte und zeigt seinen Sinn für Humor. Bevor Koch sich für das Fach der Landschaftsmalerei entschied, entstanden Zeichnungen und Aquarelle mit figürlichen Motiven, darunter auch einige mit karikaturhaften Zügen. Durch frühe, autodidaktische Übung im Zeichnen erlangte Koch auf diesem Gebiet Fertigkeiten, die den Weihbischof von Augsburg veranlaßten, ihn in Augsburg bei dem Bildhauer I. Ingerl (1752-1800) und dem Maler J.J. Mettenleitner (1750-1825) ausbilden zu lassen. Von 1785-1791 besuchte er die Hohe Karlsschule in Stuttgart, wo er Schüler von A.F. Harper (1725-1806) und Ph.F. von Hetsch (1758-1838) war. 1791 floh er aus Stuttgart als Anhänger der französischen Revolution nach Straßburg. 1792 lebte er in Basel, 1793/94 unternahm er Studienreisen in der Schweiz, es entstanden Alpenstudien. 1794 wanderte er zu Fuß nach Italien und machte Station in Florenz, Neapel, Salerno und Paestum. 1795 kam er in Rom an, wo ihm der englische Kunstmäzen G.F. Nott ein Stipendium für drei Jahre aussetzte. 1805-1810 Wanderungen in Italien, es entstanden heroische Landschaften. Von 1812-1815 folgte ein Aufenthalt in Wien, er kehrte 1815 nach Rom zurück, wo er bis zu seinem Tode ansässig blieb. Koch wurde zur Hauptfigur der deutschen Künstlerkolonie in Rom.

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      Robert Hale, 1977, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st Editionthe jacket is shelf rubbed and there are a few small closed tears and creases. the back is marked. still presents well in cellophane. the book has no inscriptions and the binding is excellent. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0709154879. ISBN/EAN: 9780709154877. Inventory No: 61co.

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      London: Robert Hale. 1977. First hardcover edition, first printing. Original black cloth in dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, without inscriptions or stamps in the very near fine dustwrapper which is a little rubbed at the top of the spine. Not price-clipped. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Chester Play of the Deluge

      London: Clover Hill Editions, 1977. Quarto. 30, (5)pp. One of 80 copies, printed by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press on Barcham Green handmade paper, watermarked "Clover Hill." Illustrated with ten wood engravings by David Jones, this title is considered by many to be the artist's most important work. According to Hodnett in Five Centuries of Book Illustration, it was with The Chester Play of the Deluge, first published by the Golden Cockerel Press in 1927, that Jones reached his full artistic maturity. Its ten wood engravings "are as original a series of illustrations as any in an English book," Hodnett observes. "Jones's innovation was to integrate the elements of each design in a complex overall pattern by means of interlocking bands of solid black or white." In terms of how these engravings were printed in the Golden Cockerel edition, however, Jones felt that the some of the delicacy of his wood engravings had been lost, as the paper was not properly dampened by the Press as they hurried to meet a deadline. According to the Publisher's Note by Douglas Cleverdon, Jones acquired the ten blocks in order to ensure that they would not be reprinted without his approval. In 1977, Jones gave Clover Hill Editions his blessing to reprint the book using his original blocks, in the manner that he originally intended. In this present edition, the illustrations are at once dark, clear, and retain their minute detail in the fine lines. This copy also contains a portfolio of wood engravings printed on Japon. In the portfolio, the images are printed directly from the blocks onto the Japon, revealing even greater clarity in Jones's work. The book is very fine in the publisher's binding of morocco-backed marbled boards. The book and portfolio are housed in a linen slipcase with a paper label on the spine. All three versions of the prospectus for the book are present.

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        The Sword of Shannara trilogy + Indomitable

      New York: Del Rey Book & Subterranean Press, 1977. Copyright dates 1977, 1982, 1985 and 2012 All three books are first edition first printing, All Four Books Are SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. ELFSTONES TO BECOME A CABLE SERIES ALA GAME OF THRONES, FIRST SEASON HAS BEEN ORDERED, First year already ordered by MTV. Book 1-Sword of Shannara, First Edition, First Printing, with Foldout Map All First Edition Points. Light Pink and Black Cover over Boards with Red Lettering and Design on the Front and on the Spine. Two Small Spots on the Front Board. Light Foxing to the top, for edge pages. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps nor is it price clipped light wear along the edges. Now protected by a clear cover.Book 2-the Elfstones of Shannara, SOON TO BE A CABLE SERIES ALA GAME OF THRONES, FIRST SEASON HAS BEEN ORDERED. first edition, first printing, Signed by the Author. Purple and black cover over boards with silver lettering and design on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Illustrated by Darrell K. Sweet. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps, nor is it price clipped, very light wear to the edges. Dust jacket now protected by a clear cover. Book 3-The Wishsong of Shannara, first edition, first printing, Signed by the Author. Blue and black cover over boards with red lettering and design on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Light fading to the edges, light foxing to the top page edges, for edge pages are not cut. A thin red line on the top pages edges. A very short tear to the top page edge on page 439 [less the 1/4 inch] light soiling smudges to pages 442 and 443 along the gutter and bottom right near the fore edge. Illustrated by Darrell H Sweet. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. A tape repared tear from the inside on the top front page of the jacket one very small chip out of the back top edge. The dust jacket is now protected by a clear cover. Book 4-Indomitable, Published by Subterranean Press 2012. Limited edition, this being number 228 of 300 printed copies, that are Out Of Print and Sold Out. Signature Only Of the Author on the Limited Title Page. Dust jacket and interior illustrations (black-and-white and color) copyrighted 2012 by Maurizio Manzieri. Black cover over boards with gold lettering and design on the spine. Blue inside covers front and back. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Dust Jacket, No tears, bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. Dust jacket is now in a clear protective cover. All books in this very hard-to-find trilogy have clean texts and illustrations, with tight bindings, the fourth book in this set is a Very hard to find Limited Edition in fine condition a solid collectible set of books. . Signed by Author. first Editions. Hardcovers. Good/Good. Illus. by Hildebrandt Brothers & Maurizio Manzieri. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book to Movie & Signed.

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      Random House,, New York:, (1977.), First printing.Condition: Good only in very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the black cloth spine, binding cracked before title page, dustjacket has a few small nicks at end of spine and upper corners of folds, original price of 12.95 is still present and dj is now protected by an archival cover.) Not a perfect copy, but a very reasonably priced copy of a genuinely hard-to-find first edition - and one which is overall quite presentable.Brooks' first novel, a massive epic fantasy (726 pgs) and the beginning of an enduring and beloved series. Illustrations by the Hildebrandt Brothers, with both black and white and 2 fold-out double page color illustrations. SIGNED on the title page by Brooks.

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