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        Fanzine]: New Dezezes

      New Dezezes, San Francisco 1977 - Quarto. Photographs by James Stark. Approximately 8.5" x 11". Photomechanically reproduced sheets stapled in the upper corner, printed rectos only. Some age-toning on the front wrap, else near fine. Pioneer San Francisco punk zine with articles on Screamers, The Dils, Crime, The Damned, and others. The first of only two issues. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The End of the Game - The Last Word from Paradise +++ signed, dated, thumb-printed (!) and inscribed +++

      New York, Doubleday & Company, 1977.. 8°, Softcover/Paperback. Second edition, revised and updated, signed, inscribed and dated (11/11/77 ) by Peter Beard in publication year. In addition Beard has drawn a cartoon message bubble and has written "warm memories" inside it. Squarish quarto. Photo-illustrated wrappers, light edge wear to wrappers as typical with this edition, one discreet small faint tape stain where the Brodart-like cover protection was fixed. Please don't hesitate to ask for more photos. Very nice copy of this scarce book. Shipped bubble-wrapped in sturdy card-box. k21g

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bücherwelten]
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        TEN POEMS / THE ONLY DARK SPOT IN THE SKY /THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE CORNER / MUSEUM / FIFTH SUNDAY / THOMAS AND BEULAH / GRACE NOTES /THROUGH THE IVORY GATE

      , 1977 - 2004.. 1977 - 2004. First editions. A nearly complete collection, 19 items in all, fine as issued in dust jackets or paperwraps (as noted), 16 of which are signed and/or inscribed. Including her first three books, which are scare, signed or otherwise; the hardcover issue of her Pulitzer Prize winner,THOMAS AND BEULAH, inscribed and in the first-state dust jacket; one of only 100 copies of an elaborately produced art book, LADY FREEDOM AMONG US; and an elusive broadside, EVENING PRIMROSE. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States (1993-1995) and of the Commonwealth of Virginia (2004-2006) and has been the recipient of numerous literary and academic awards and honors. In 2011, President Obama presented Dove with the National Medal of Arts, making her the only poet to be awarded both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts. TEN POEMS, Lisbon: Penumbra Press, 1977, Number 126 of only 200 copies, the entire edition. In the publisher's printed envelope. This copy inscribed, "for Jeff, with warm wishes / from one book lover to another - Rita Dove / 10 Feb 90." Scare signed or inscribed. THE ONLY DARK SPOT IN THE SKY (Tempe): Inland Boat / Porch Publications, 1980, Stapled paperwraps (no hardcover edition), not signed. Very scarce. THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE CORNER, Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1980, First paperback edition (the copyright page notes a hardcover issue, which must have been quite small, as there are no other copies presently offered online. Inscribed, "for Jeff - Best wishes - Rita Dove / 10 Feb 90." MUSEUM, Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1983, not signed. FIFTH SUNDAY, Lexington: University of Kentucky, 1985, Pictorial paperwraps (no hardcover edition). Inscribed, "for Jeff - These stories from the heart - Rita Dove / 10 Feb 90." Touch of light edge rubbing, still fine. THOMAS AND BEULAH, Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1986, Signed on the title page and inscribed on the half-title, "Thank you for your continued support of quality television - Rita Dove." First state dust jacket, without the Pulitzer Prize band on top corner. THOMAS AND BEULAH, Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1986, First paperback edition, inscribed, "for Jeff, In the spirit - Rita Dove /Philly 10 Feb 90." Second state, with Pulitzer Prize band on top corner. GRACE NOTES, New York: W.W. Norton, 1989, Inscribed, "for Jeff - Thank you for reading! Rita Dove / 10 Feb 90." THROUGH THE IVORY GATE, New York: Pantheon, (1992), signed. SELECTED POEMS, New York: Pantheon, (1993), signed and dated "1.27.94." LADY FREEDOM AMONG US, (West Burke: Janus Press, 1994), Number 58 of 100 copies signed Dove and book artist, Claire Van Vliet, an elaborately produced art book in plastic chemise and cloth covered slipcase with professional repair to one edge. THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH, (Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994, letter K of 26 lettered copies signed by Dove and the illustrator, Mark Woolley. (There were an additional 250 hardcover numbered copies signed by Dove only). THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH, (Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994, One of 4,000 unnumbered copies in paperwraps, not signed. MOTHER LOVE, New York: W.W. Norton, 1995, signed. THE POET'S WORLD, Washington: Library of Congress, 1995, signed. EVENING PRIMROSE, Minneapolis: Tunheim Santrizos Company, 1998, Number 155 of 660 signed copies, in marbled boards with plain, blue cloth spine, without dust jacket, as issued, unaccountably scarce. EVENING PRIMROSE, No-place: Aralia Press, no-date [presume circa 1998], Broadside, limited to 120 copies, this copy signed (assume all were). Scarce. ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS, New York: W.W. Norton, 1999, signed. AMERICAN SMOOTH, New York: W.W. Norton, 2004, signed.

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        ROADSIDE PICNIC / TALE OF THE TROIKA

      New York: MacMillan, 1977 Strugatsky, Arkady and Boris (authors), Theodore Sturgeon (introduction). ROADSIDE PICNIC / TALE OF THE TROIKA. New York: Macmillan, 1977. First Edition in English. First American Edition. 8vo., 245pp. Quarter maroon cloth over blue paper covered boards, stamped silver at the spine. A very fine, fresh example in a very fine bright dustwrapper. A brilliant example of the book which served as the basis for Andrei Tarkovsky's masterful 1979 film, "Stalker," for which the Strugatskys co-wrote the screenplay. Rarely seen in any condition, this is a rare collectible copy. Certainly the most important of Soviet science-fiction writers are the brothers Strugatsky [Arkady and Boris] whose popularity extends throughout Europe & America. Their cannon of works illuminates the S-F world & their highlight is Roadside Picnic / Tale of the Troika translated masterfully by Antonina W. Bouis [Russian: Piknik na obochine]. The preface to the first English & First American edition was written by Theodore Sturgeon. ". . . The Strugatskys posit that the Earth experiences a brief visit from extraterrestrials, who leave behind them - well, call it litter, such as might be left by you and me (in one of our less socially conscious moments) after a roadside picnic. The nature of these discards, products of an utterly alien technology, defies most earthly logic, to say nothing of earthly analytical science, and their potential is limitless. Warp these potentials into all-too-human goals - the quest for pure knowledge for its own sake, the search for new devices, new techniques, to achieve new heights in human well-being; the striving for profit, with its associated competitiveness; and the ravenous thirst for new and more terrible weapons - and you have the framework of this amazing short novel. Add the Strugatskys' deft and supple handling of loyalty and greed, of friendship and love, of despair and frustration and loneliness, and you have a truly superb tale, ending most poignantly in what can only be called a blessing. You won't forget it. Tale of a Troika is a very different thing indeed--so different that it might have been written by quite different authors - which is the highest possible tribute to the authors' versatility. How much you like it will depend on your taste for satire and lampoon. It is, in nature, reminiscent of Lem's Memoirs Found in a Bathtub, with (and here I confess to a highly subjective evaluation) one important difference: Lem's approach and style are, in comparison, unleavened, no matter how deeply he plunges into the surrealistic and the absurd. The cumulative effect is Kafkaesque horror. The Strugatsky fury - and it is fury: disgust with hypocrisy, with bureaucratic bumbling, with self-serving, self-saving distortions of logic and of truth and of initially decent human motivations - their fury is laced with laughter, rich with scorn, effervescent with the comic spirit. One has to search back to Alice's tea party to find a scene as mad as the chamber of the Troika; yet, in retrospect, one realizes that one has experienced a profoundly serious work, since every bent line illuminates a straight one, all illogic signifies the purity from which it has departed. A word of appreciation must be extended to Ms. Antonina W. Bouis, the translator of these short novels. Russian I do not know; fiction I do; and I must honor anyone who can so deftly pass emotion, character dimension, even conversational idiom, through so formidable a barrier". - Theodore Sturgeon, San Diego, California 1976. The story was written by the Strugatsky brothers in 1971 (the first outlines written January 18 - 27, 1971 in Leningrad, with the final version completed between October 28 & November 3, 1971 in Komarovo . It was first published in the Avrora literary magazine in 1972, issues 7 - 10. Parts of it were published in the Library of Modern Science Fiction book series, vol. 25, 1973. It was also printed in the newspaper Youth of Estonia in 1977 -1978. More than 40 editions have appeared internationally todate. Roadside Picnic was refused publication in book form in the Soviet Union for eight years due to government censorship & numerous delays. The heavily censored versions published between 1980 & 1990 significantly departed from the original version written by the authors.The Russian language versions endorsed by the Strugatsky brothers as the original were published in the 1990s. The novel was nominated for a John W. Campbell Award for best science fiction novel of 1978 and won second place. In 1978 the Strugatskys were accepted as honorary members of the Mark Twain Society for their "outstanding contribution to world science fiction literature." A 1979 Scandinavian congress on science fiction literature awarded the Swedish translation the Jules Verne prize for best novel of the year published in Swedish. In 1981 at the sixth festival of science fiction literature in Metz the novel won the award for best foreign book of the year. While not a direct adaptation, the video game series S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is heavily influenced by Roadside Picnic.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        ORIGINAL SIGNED PHOTO [DIE TRANSFER] 1 OF ONLY 36 COPIES

      Washington, D.C.: (Harry H. Lunn Jr.), 1977. Washington, D.C.: (Harry H. Lunn Jr.), 1977 [Virginia Woolf] Gisèle Freund. ORIGINAL SIGNED PHOTO [DIE TRANSFER] 1 OF ONLY 36 COPIES. Washington, D.C. (Harry H. Lunn Jr.), 1977. The original Woolf dye-transfer photograph signed by the artist in ink & in fine condition. Image size approx: 11" 3/8 x 7" 1/2. One of 30 numbered copies, from the limited edition of 36 in all. The prints were made in 1977 by the dye-transfer process which produces exceptionally pure colors, with superior light & dark fastness & tonal range, executed at the K & S Laboratories in Chicago for Freund's amazing portfolio: "Au pays des visages. Ten original color portraits". A letter from Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville West notes that Freund is a "devil woman", but the 1939 portrait photo taken at her house is one of the most revealing of Woolf ever taken. Each print is signed in ink by the artist on the front and numbered and studio-stamped on the back. The other subjects, photographed in the years 1938 & 1939, are Colette, André Gide, James Joyce, Adrienne Monnier, Jean Cocteau, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, André Malraux & Vita Sackville-West. A beautiful example. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        La fabula del Genil. Con una colección de once litografias en colores directamente realizadas sobre piedra por Guijarro. Introduccion por Antonio M. Campoy

      Arte y Bibliofilia, Madrid 1977 - tela, en rama 11 litografías de Guijarro, ejemplar numerado 182 / 195. Colección Tiempo para la Alegría. 44 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        The Man Who Lost his Wife (Penguin crime fiction)

      Penguin Books 1977 - Photo cover. Tight spine and looks mostly or unread. 1977 paperback. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Days of Old Books]
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        Le diable probablement [The Devil Probably] (Original French Film Poster)

      Paris and London: Sunchild Productions / Gaumont, 1977. Paris and London: Sunchild Productions / Gaumont, 1977. Original French theatrical poster for the 1977 film, "Le diable probablement" ["The Devil, Probably"], written and directed by Robert Bresson. & & In this fine outing from a director who basically made no missteps, protagonist Charles drifts Bressonially through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realizes the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the world he lives in, he decides that suicide is the only option. An illustrated poster that has always been extremely scarce. & & Bright and clean, easily Near Fine, folded. 47 x 63 inches.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Aux passants le dimanche *

      Fribourg, Imprimerie Saint-Paul 24.5.1977. - En feuilles 37 x 27 (23 feuillets de 2 p. sans couverture), chemise demi toile sable avec titre en blanc, étui de papier Ingres brun. 8 eaux-fortes originales couleur de René-Agass Baumgartner, tirées par l'artiste sur ses presses fribourgeoises. Bel exemplaire de grand luxe de ce livre méconnu, le deuxième de l'auteur (absent semble-t-il des références bibliographiques), à l'imagerie surréaliste traversée de sensualité, d'une fine exécution.L'artiste, comme l'écrivain d'origine fribourgeoise, est décédé en 2011.D'un charme envoûtant. Édition originale. L'un des 10 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur vélin Rosaspina bianca de Fabriano, seul tirage avec l'estampe unique signée en sus du poème manuscrit, avant 62 Arches Arjomari-Prioux.

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        Obras completas. 9 Volumenes. Episodios Nacionales (5), Novelas (3), Cuentos, Teatro y censo (1)

      Aguilar, Madrid 1977 - piel muy bien conservada . introducción, biografía, bibliografía, notas y censo de personajes por Federico Sainz de Robles. 11477 págs.

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        Bronzes Sculptors and Founders 1800-1930 Vols. 1-4

      USA Schiffer Publishing 1977. USA Schiffer Publishing 1977. Bound, blue cloth, pictorial dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, 230 x 310mm., 224+272 +320 +400 + 59pp., all colour illustration. Volume 1 includes 799 photographs of sculptures on 224 pages with essays on specific topics of identitication and caring for bronze. It incorporates lists of the sculptors whose work is shown, the founders represented, 24 different founders' seals and an index to this volume. The photographs are remarkably clear enabeling small details in the sculptures to be visible. With this reference series, collectors will be able to identify many of the old commercial bronzes found on the market today.Volume 2; Sculptors & Founders 1800-1930 includes 1025 photographs of sculptures on 272 pages with a numbered list of the sculpture categories and an essay on early twentieth-century sculptural styles by Tom Tomc of Chicago. It incorporates lists of the sculptors whose work is shown, the founders represented, and 58 different founders' seals. This is the third volume of the definitive reference series dealing with commercial bronze sculptures in the period 1800 to 1930. This period spans the rise and decline of commercial industrial foundries in Europe, especially in France, and a wide array of international sculptors. Together, they produced millions of fine statuettes for the general public. Volume 3 includes 1315 photographs of sculptures on 320 pages with information on the Hirsch Foundry of Paris and Brooklyn, New York. It incorporates lists of the sculptors whose work is shown, the founders represented, and 21 different founders' seals.the fourth volume of the definitive reference series dealing with commercial bronze sculptures in the period 1800 to 1930. This period spans the rise and decline of commercial industrial foundries in Europe, especially in France, and a wide array of international sculptors.

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        Fractals: Form, Chance, and Dimension

      San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1977. First edition of the mathematician's groundbreaking work. Quarto. Light wear, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows a closed tear to the crown of the spine. Inscribed by the author. An important work, rare signed and inscribed.In 1975, Benoit Mandelbrot coined the term fractal to describe these structures and first published his ideas in 1975, and later translated, Fractals: Form, Chance and Dimension. According to mathematics scientist Stephen Wolfram, the book was a "breakthrough" for Mandelbrot, who until then would typically "apply fairly straightforward mathematics ... to areas that had barely seen the light of serious mathematics before." Wolfram adds that as a result of this new research, he was no longer a "wandering scientist", and later called him "the father of fractals": Until Mandelbrot, most mathematicians believed the irregular shapes found in nature were too fragmented or amorphous to be described mathematically. However in the 1960s and 1970s, Mandelbrot developed his concept of fractal geometry, which helped bring order to complex problems in physics, biology, and even financial markets.

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        Ontogeny and Phylogeny

      Cambridge and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition of the author's first book. 501 pp. When the book was written, Gould was Professor of Geology at Harvard University. He went on to publish many books on natural history and selection including Bully For Brontosaurus. A near fine copy in near fine unclipped dustwrapper. Although reprinted several times, the first edition is quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume IV, Parts 1, 2 & 3

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1977. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. These three volumes accompany the fourth volume of Churchill's Official Biography and cover January 1917 to November 1922. All three volumes are fine in very good+ dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are all clean and fresh with bright gilt and good corners. The Part 2 boards have dark vertical striations that are clearly a binding flaw. The contents of all three volumes are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. The red stained top edges retain deep, unfaded red color. The dust jackets are unclipped with only trivial wrinkling at extremities. The Volume IV spine lettering of this edition proved incredibly vulnerable to sunning, often fading to nearly white. This set is better than usual but still affected. The red title lettering at the head of the spines is bright and clear. The Title and author lettering at the center of the spine and the publisher name at the base of the spine are still clearly legible, but a bit faded. The dust jackets are protected in removable mylar covers.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Ten Poems

      Lisbon, IA: Penumbra Press, 1977. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. First edition of the author's first book of poems. A fine copy in string tied wrappers. One of only 200 copies printed. Hand colored fingernails to frontis illustration. Scarce and important work. African American Literature.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        On Photography

      New York: FSG, 1977. First edition. Octavo, original gray cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a closed tear to the back panel and overall light wear. Signed by the author on the title page. A sharp copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        A MORBID TASTE FOR BONES A Mediaeval Whodunnit

      MACMILLAN, LONDON 1977 - H/b , Dust Jacket , VG - / VG , 1sit edition , A Mediaevil Whodunnit by Ellis Peters , orange boards + black lettering to spine. 191no. pp. The rarer first vol in the Brother Cadfael Series.( book - moderate shelf wear to extremities of boards.slight bump to bottom rear corner with resultant 4mm approx crease to board. 15x30mm approx area mark of slight discolouration to rear board , Harrods library Blind embossed stamp to bottom corner of rear past down + Blue ink "Ths 40" to top + minor staining to the side and base , Impression on front paste down from an erased pencil price and ditto to top corner of ffep. No previous owner name or other inscr. [ col illus D/j not price clipped , slight pink discolouration of 3mm approx diameter on "24" of ISBN no at bottom of front flap fold. 1x1mm loss to bottom front corner and slight rubbing to head and tail of spine. No other noteable defects. Now in clear proprietary protective cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Basic Principles of Design (4 Volume Set in Slipcase)

      New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1977. First American edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Scarce first American edition following the Swiss. Four softbound books in illustrated hard slipcase. Includes Volume 1 Object Drawing, Object and Museum Drawing and Nature Drawing; Volume 2 Memory Drawing, Technical Drawing and Perspective and Lettering; Volume 3 Material Studies, Textile Design and Color 2; and Volume 4 Color 1, Graphic Exercises and Dimensional Design. Contributors to these classics in the field of design include M. Zwimpfer, J. Hutter, A. Gurtler, P. Stettler, J. Tramer and others. All volumes in near fine condition. Slipcase in fine condition. Profusely illustrated.

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        Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume IV, Parts 1, 2 & 3, January 1917 - November 1922

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1977. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Fine. The Official Biography of Winston Churchill, initiated by Randolph Churchill but completed by Martin Gilbert, is an epic piece of scholarship about a singularly epic life, comprising eight mammoth main text volumes and - so far - sixteen accompanying document or "Companion" volumes. The eight main text volumes were published between 1966 and 1988. Publication of the Companion volumes continues today. These three volumes accompany the fourth volume of Churchill's Official Biography and cover January 1917 to November 1922, encompassing Churchill's return to the government after the Dardanelles disaster and his final six years in power as a Liberal, serving at various Cabinet posts in the coalition government of Lloyd George. Here is a full set of the three Volume IV companion volumes, all three the British first edition, only printing. All three volumes are in very good plus condition in fine dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are clean and tight with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. The bindings are slightly marred only by a faint vertical crease on each of the three spines. The contents of all three volumes are bright with no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The red-stained top edges retain strong, uniform color with absolutely none of the typical sunning. The fore and bottom edges are lightly soiled. There were two prices on the dust jacket flaps - an original introductory price and then a higher price specified after January 31st, 1978. Both prices remain intact on all three dust jackets. There are no losses or tears. The spine lettering of this edition proved incredibly vulnerable to sunning, often fading to nearly white. This set is a treat, with absolutely no fading to the spine printing. Searching for dust jacket flaws, we note only the slightest suggestion of wrinkling at a few spine ends. These dust jackets are about as good as they come. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Note that this large, heavy set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A302d.

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        Archive of Iggy Pop original publicity material, tour itineraries, original photos, and related correspondence

      - An archive of publicity and other material related to Iggy Pop tours in 1977. Most of the material seems to come from Pop's PR firm, De Witt Public Relations, and includes publicity photos by important rock photographers, press clippings, concert itineraries, etc. An interesting overview of the immediate post-Stooges solo career of Iggy Pop. After the Stooges broke up (for the second time) in 1975, Pop went to Berlin with his friend, supporter, and sometimes collaborator David Bowie in order to tame his drug addiction. In 1976 he accompanied Bowie on tour, his first experience of large scale professional touring. In 1977 he signed with RCA to pursue a solo career, co-writing songs with Bowie, and touring extensively, often with Bowie in support on keyboards. His two albums from that period, *The Idiot* and *Lust for Life*, both co-produced by Bowie, were his most critically acclaimed as a solo artist. It's a little hard to overestimate the influence of Iggy on punk music and what follows, but we'll try. While his stage antics (rolling in broken glass and smearing himself with various substances) often overshadowed his music, his brand of hard rock, accompanied by the Stooges, and itself influenced by the MC5, became a prime proto-punk source that influenced and helped inform the mid-70s transition of hard rock into punk. Reportedly he performed the first intentional stage dive (as opposed to a long list of performers who would either just fall off stage because they were drunk or drugged; or in a few instances because they were preoccupied with assaulting an audience member). At any rate this is interesting and contemporary nuts-and-bolts primary source material from an important figure in the early days of an equally important transformation in rock music. A detailed list available upon request. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) as President to the Prime Minister of Italy

      Washington DC, 1 July 1977. Letter. Faint folds from mailing. Fine. Superb letter on White House stationery SIGNED in full to the Prime Minister of Italy, Giulio Andreotti, regarding an upcoming visit to the United States and a youth unemployment bill recently passed by the Italian parliament. In part: "You have suggested an excellent agenda for our talks. Each of the subjects is of vital importance to both our nations, and to the broader context of international politics and economics. It would also be helpful for me to gain your views about political developments in Europe and the best way for the United States to work with you and your government in the days ahead." Letters exchanged between world leaders are, as one would expect, quite scarce in the marketplace. Giulio Andreotti served as the 41st Prime Minister of Italy from 1972 to 1973, from 1976 to 1979 and from 1989 to 1992. A journalist as well, he was also Minister of the Interior (1954 and 1978), Defense Minister (1959–1966 and 1974), Foreign Minister (1983–1989), and was a Senator for life from 1991 until his death in 2013. He enacted a number of social reforms as prime minister including extending health insurance to citizens over the age of 65 in receipt of a social pension.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        'A Morbid Taste For Bones' First UK Edition 1977

      A first edition, first printing published by Macmillan in 1977. A fine book without inscriptions and none of the usual tanning of the pages as is usually found with Macmillan first edi- tions of this time. In a fine unclipped wrapper with a faint spot to the top of the spine. There are a number of copies of this title. This is by far the best copy available.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Cards as Weapons

      Darien House 1977 - A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, original price of $9.95 still on front flap, and First Printing indicated on copyright page. One corner in rear slightly bumped. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        James Bond, the Spy Who Loved Me ---by Christopher Wood ( Ian Fleming Related )( 007 )

      London: Jonathan Cape ( Gildrose Publications ), 1977, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 1977. -----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good+ price clipped dustjacket, a bit of very minor wear mainly to the tips, one short ( 7 mm ) closed tear on rear panel, gift inscription on front blank endpaper, a very nice copy with absolutely wonderful Bill Botten wraparound cover art depicting a fishbowl with a miniature shark, a gold cobra bracelet, a small treasure chest, a skull, a gun (likely a PK Walther), and of course the voluptuous Bond girl, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good+ price Clipped. Illus. by Bill Botten cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA )]
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        Parrots of The World ( Perroquets du Monde )

      TFH 1977 - Large Book of 584 pages of full and colors illustrations . REF Book 502-B Box B-55 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michel Guay]
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        Mother of us all "Susan B. Anthony" (SIGNED Limited Ed. Lithograph by Robert Indiana)

      Leon Amiel, 1977 - This is an original lithograph hand SIGNED by the artist Robert Indiana; titled "Susan B. Anthony"; it is a limited edition of 150 numbered copies from the portfolio of "Mother of us all" series; this image is title "Anne"; printed on arches paper by Fernand Mourlot, Paris; published in 1977 by Leon Amiel. Reference: Sheehan 103; Paper measures approx. 24 x 20in; Image measures 18 x 14in; comes with Certificate of Authenticity: in VERY GOOD COND.

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        Full Financial Disclosure

      Los Angeles: Jan Baum - Iris Silverman Gallery, 1977. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Slender artist book designed to look like the artist's checkbook. The preamble reads "In keeping with the Bicentennial spirit, the post-Watergate mood and the new atmosphere on Capitol Hill, Chris Burden wishes to be the first artist to publicly make a full financial disclosure". The book details his sometimes humorous expenditures for the year and concludes that his net income for 1976 was a whopping $1,054. Book is in clean near fine condition. A scarce early effort by the artist. His third artist book. Only two copies located in WorldCat.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume IV, Parts 1, 2 & 3, January 1917 - November 1922

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1977. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. These three volumes accompany the fourth volume of Churchill's Official Biography and cover January 1917 to November 1922. Here is a truly fine, collector grade set. All three volumes appear unread, in remarkably clean and bright dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are all immaculate - clean, tight, and square with bright gilt and virtually now wear with the exception of a few tiny corner bumps. The contents of all three volumes are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. The red stained top edges retain strong, vivid color entirely free of any sunning. All three dust jackets are crisp, clean, and retain bright white color. No tears. No losses. There were two prices on the dust jacket flaps - an original introductory price and then a higher price specified after January 31st, 1978. Both prices are unclipped on all three dust jackets. The spine lettering of this edition proved highly vulnerable to sunning, often fading to nearly white. This set retains bright, clear, absolutely perfect spine lettering on all three volumes. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A302d.

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        A Taste of California

      Los Angeles, California: Friends of the UCLA Library 1977 - Folio portfolio, 13-13/16" wide x 19" high (33 cm x 38.8 cm), limited edition of 250 copies, of which this is No. 91. A hand-printed portfolio comprised of 8 leaves of variously colored heavy deckle-edged paper, illustrated using wood cuts, wood engravings, and decorative typographical devices, consisting of: an introduction/contents leaf and seven folio-sized recipes from the UCLA Library California Cookbooks Collection, representing the culinary history of California: Indian Period (Tortillas de Mais); Goldrush Days (Hangtown Fry); Pastoral California (Carne Tatemada [Barbecued Beef]); Railroad Empire (Eggs Boiled with Tea Leaves); Gilded Age (Celery Victor); Arts & Crafts Movement (Alligator Pear [Avocado] Soup); and Age of the Flapper (Penouchee). Brown cloth binding. "Two hundred and fifty copies of this portfolio have been designed, printed, & bound in Santa Barbara by Graham Mackintosh in October 1977 for the Friends of the UCLA Library." Signed by the printer. Hardcover, brown cloth. Good condition. Front cover with water stain on lower left corner and marginal fading; front and back endpapers with small mold spots near bottom of spine (see photo); very slight discoloration on extreme margin of lower inner edge of some sheets. Contents page has a beige acid burn from the portfolio pocket. More photos on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Archive of Iggy Pop original publicity material, tour itineraries, original photos, and related correspondence

      An archive of publicity and other material related to Iggy Pop tours in 1977. Most of the material seems to come from Pop's PR firm, De Witt Public Relations, and includes publicity photos by important rock photographers, press clippings, concert itineraries, etc. An interesting overview of the immediate post-Stooges solo career of Iggy Pop. After the Stooges broke up (for the second time) in 1975, Pop went to Berlin with his friend, supporter, and sometimes collaborator David Bowie in order to tame his drug addiction. In 1976 he accompanied Bowie on tour, his first experience of large scale professional touring. In 1977 he signed with RCA to pursue a solo career, co-writing songs with Bowie, and touring extensively, often with Bowie in support on keyboards. His two albums from that period, The Idiot and Lust for Life, both co-produced by Bowie, were his most critically acclaimed as a solo artist. It's a little hard to overestimate the influence of Iggy on punk music and what follows, but we'll try. While his stage antics (rolling in broken glass and smearing himself with various substances) often overshadowed his music, his brand of hard rock, accompanied by the Stooges, and itself influenced by the MC5, became a prime proto-punk source that influenced and helped inform the mid-70s transition of hard rock into punk. Reportedly he performed the first intentional stage dive (as opposed to a long list of performers who would either just fall off stage because they were drunk or drugged; or in a few instances because they were preoccupied with assaulting an audience member). At any rate this is interesting and contemporary nuts-and-bolts primary source material from an important figure in the early days of an equally important transformation in rock music. A detailed list available upon request. .

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        Rage

      Signet, 1977-09-06. First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Good. New York: NAL, 1977: First Edition, First Printing as stated on the copyright page. In Good condition, showing wear associated with use and age. Clean text. Lightly age toned pages. Three previous owner names written to first page at the top. Wraps show creasing, rubbing and wear to edges and corners. Reading creases and lean to spine. Top edge of page block shows remainder stamping. An increasingly rare title; out of print.

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        Un Color Per Cada Amic. Il.lustracions Miquel Plana.

      Miquel Plana, Olot 1977 - 15 pliegos de 4 hojas en cartulina de hilo. Edición única de sólo 56 ejemplares. Cada ejemplar va ilustrado con 12 aguafuertes originales numerados y firmados por el artista y doce láminas con un "flash" a gran color. En rama, con regia caja decorada por el pintor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1985 Interpolis Chess Touramnet, Tilburg (Score Sheets)

      14 (11 3/4" x 8 1/4") original score sheets in Tony Miles's hand. Two of the score sheets were not signed (Dzindzichashvili and Ljubojevic.The Tilburg chess tournament was a series of very strong chess tournaments held in the Tilburg, The Netherlands. It was established in 1977 and ran continuously through 1994 under the sponsorship of Interpolis, an insurance company. Fontys Hogescholen shortly revived the tournament series from 1996 to 1998, when the last edition was played. Since 1994 there is another annual chess tournament taking place in Tilburg, which has the name De Stukkenjagers, the field is generally much weaker than the traditional Tilburg tournament. The 9th Annual Interpolis Chess Tournament held in Tilburg, the Netherlands in 1985 was a category XV event. The eight participants of the double round robin were (in order of ELO): Jan Timman (2640), Viktor Korchnoi (2630), Robert Huebner (2620), Ljubomir Ljubojevic (2615), Lev Polugaevsky (2600), Oleg Romanishin (2590), Roman Dzindzichashvili (2570), and the previous year's winner, Anthony Miles (2560). This year marked the shift in the Interpolis event at Tilburg from a round robin to a double round robin. It was during the third round game against Romanishin that Miles began to suffer extreme back pain. He was forced to take powerful painkillers and lie flat on a massage table during his games in order to participate in the remaining rounds. However, this didn't stop Miles from winning his second title in a row, sharing it this time with Korchnoi and Huebner.

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        The wrong horse: The politics of intervention and the failure of American diplomacy

      Times Books, New York, NY, U.S.A. 1977 - 0812907345 170 pages including index. "The Washington Post's National Editor examines how obsolete cold war policies and Henry Kissinger's 'Realpolitik' contributed to crises in Greece and Cyprus and their tragic aftermath." - from dust jacket. Usual library markings. Back free endpaper removed. Light wear. Binding sound. We understand copies of this work were pulped by decree of an emminent American politician soon after publication. A rare surviving copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El Arte En El Libro y En La Encuadernación. 254 Reproducciones De Sus Más Destacadas Encuadernaciones. El Libro y La Bibliofilia.

      Gran Enciclopedia Vasca., Bilbao 1977 - 560 páginas todas ilustradas. Edición limitada y numerada firmada a mano por el autor. Muy buen ejemplar encuadernado en piel muy decorada, con hierros al oro y en seco. Lomera con nervios y florones. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Taos Pueblo

      Boston : New York Graphic Society , 1977 This is #317 of an edition of 1950 copies of this Facsimile, signed by the Photographer on the limitation page. The original edition was printed in a limited run of 108 copies. Housed in a rust cloth slipcase which has some scuffs and minor stains on back panel, otherwise clean and bright. Cover boards are clean with no wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Illustrated with 12 reproductions of photographs in duo tone of the inhabitants and the architecture of Taos Pueblo. Text printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy, photograph reproduced by George Waters, woodcut motifs by Valentia Angelo. Afterword by Weston J. Naef. Laid in is a prospectus, in a special envelope, for this edition from the publisher.***Please note: due to the size and weight of this volume, shipping outside the United States will require extra postage, please inquire as to exact cost.

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        Manuscript Document Signed By Anwar Sadat to President [Jimmy Carter]in Reference to Mr. Lawrence W. Coor

      Presidential Palace at Cairo, October 17, 1977 Arabic text (English translation on back of framed document), (Signed) From: Anwar Sadat-President of the Arab Republic of Egypt/to all the kind people/Our greatest friend H.E. President of the United States of America/Mr. Lawrence W. Coor was assigned as Consul of the United States/of America in Cairo City on May 23, 1977./And as we approved this assignment, and to who it may concern,/will help Mr. Lawrence W. Coor in his work, install his rights/and this is an order to follow, and facilitate all his du./(signed) Chief Protocal/ s/s Sayed Hmza and (signed) Foreign Office Deputy/ s/s Ismail Fahmy/ Written, in presidential palace at Cairo/5th Dhual-Qidah 1397 (Hegira Date)/October, 17, 1977. Framed under glass.. Approx. 18" x 12".

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        Taos Pueblo

      New York Graphic Society, Boston 1977 - This is #317 of an edition of 1950 copies of this Facsimile, signed by the Photographer on the limitation page. The original edition was printed in a limited run of 108 copies. Housed in a rust cloth slipcase which has some scuffs and minor stains on back panel, otherwise clean and bright. Cover boards are clean with no wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Illustrated with 12 reproductions of photographs in duo tone of the inhabitants and the architecture of Taos Pueblo. Text printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy, photograph reproduced by George Waters, woodcut motifs by Valentia Angelo. Afterword by Weston J. Naef. Laid in is a prospectus, in a special envelope, for this edition from the publisher. ***Please note: due to the size and weight of this volume, shipping outside the United States will require extra postage, please inquire as to exact cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FIVE/I/'77

      Oakland, CA: Archer Press, 1977. Limited Edition. Loose Sheets in Paper Folio. Very Fine. Five poems: Written out by the poets for lithography, and hand printed in two limited editions: A public edition of 50, and a poets' edition of 25. This folio is number XI/XXV. Charles Gill and John Doane were the printers, at Archer Press Oakland California 1977" as printed on the front of the folio, also as written out, & with the roman numeral limitation hand-written in pencil. Five large broadsides, 23"h x 17&1/2"w, each with a poem by a giant of the Beat Generation: Clone 3.01 by Gregory Corso; The Rune by Allen Ginsberg; Politics Starts with the Barrel of a Gun by Michael McClure; The Tundra & the Waves by Anne Waldman; & For Clark Coolidge by Philip Whalen. Each broadside is hand-signed in pencil by the poet. As noted, from a total of 75 sets printed, this is from the more limited sub-set of 25 poets' editions, No. 11/25. There is also an important association to this item, it was purchased when first published & owned until now by Wesley B. Tanner, a printer himself who has published many fine, limited-edition books by some of the most important poets of our time, including Michael McClure & Anne Waldman, who are featured, & are the last survivors as of this writing, in this collection. A most exquisite production, in its rarest form & with significant provenance. Complete with protective tissues separating every broadside within the folio as issued, in very fine condition with only a vertical stain on the first tissue not effecting the broadside beneath, another small stain on inside of lower folio flap, very mild creases at spine of folio, tiny bump at lower right corner of folio, very small rubbings & creases to off-white front & back covers of folios. All of the broadsides themselves are in very fine condition, on rough-edged handmade thick Rives paper. Signed by Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman & Philip Whalen

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        September September

      New York: Random House,, 1977. Octavo. Original green cloth backed green boards, titles to spine and upper board in gilt and bronze. With the dust jacket. Edges of boards a little faded and rubbed. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and faded spine panel. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to actress Cybill Shepherd on the front free endpaper, "For Cybill, From her longtime friend, with affection and thanks, from Shelby. Memphis, 17 Nov, 90". Shepherd had briefly worked on a screenplay of September September with another friend, Larry McMurtry, in the mid 1980s, but it was never produced.

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        Long Summer

      Whittington Press, Andoversford, Gloucestershire 1977 - 35x25cm, [20pp]. With ten etchings printed in black, each initialled 'JLW77' and numbered 42/50. Copy 42 of 50, signed by Ling Wong, printed on Fabriano Roma paper french-folded and bound Japanese-style with a grey silk ribbon in Japanese wood-veneer paper covered boards, in a similarly covered slipcase with a title label to the front. One of Whittington's most luxurious and exotic early productions. Ten poems and ten etchings, both by Ling Wong, face each other on double-page spreads. The etchings, printed by Ling Wong on her own press, are each surrounded by plate-marks, making the overall impression approach a 'livre d'artiste' more than usual with Whittington books. A scarce and very limited edition. Judy Ling Wong later created 'Harlequinade' (1979), arguably the scarcest and most valuable of all Whittington productions. Fine, in a Fine slipcase, with a laid-in postcard advertising the Whittington Press and two flyers (not by Whittington) with more information about Ling Wong. Butcher 25. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Inventaire du trésor de l'Abbaye de Saint-Denis. Avec la collaboration de D. GABORIT-CHOPIN. ---------- Tome II : Documents divers.

      Picard - Picard 1977. 1 volume/1. TOME 2 seul. -- NEUF -- Broché cousu Couverture à rabats . Format in-4°( 28,3 x 22,8 cm )( 1860 gr ).------- XVI-598 pages . [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Tulips & tulipomania

      London: The Basilisk Press, 1977. Folio (29 cm, 11.4"). 100 pp.; 16 col. plts. First Basilisk edition: A beautifully produced, limited, revised edition of a text originally published in 1950 as a King Penguin book under the title Tulipomania, appearing here with the author's corrections, additions, and a "tulips bibliography" as well as with => 16 gorgeously color-printed, mounted plates from paintings by Rory McEwen and a number of in-text illustrations. (The 1950 edition was illustrated by Alexander Marshal.) This is numbered copy 88 of 515 printed (of which only 500 were for sale), signed by the author at the colophon. The volume was designed by John Miles of Banks and Miles, with the text and line illustrations printed by John Roberts Press and Stellar Press on Glastonbury Antique laid paper, the color plates lithographically printed by W.R. Royle & Son, and the binding done by W.T. Morell & Co. Publisher's quarter morocco and floral-printed (tulip-printed!) cloth–covered boards, spine with gilt-stamped title, in paper-covered slipcase; one corner of slipcase slightly rubbed, otherwise a clean, crisp copy.

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        The Texas Arts Journal: Manuscript Edition

      Dallas: Texas Arts Journal. 1977. First. First edition. Quarto. Pictorial wrappers. Fine in fine slipcase. Contains Updike's libretto for a children's opera, The Fisherman and His Wife. One of 22 copies, consisting of an issue of the magazine, and a printed folder with a page of the original typed manuscript laid in, Signed by Updike. This page is numbered page 33. The only appearance of this piece in printed form. .

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