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        In Patagonia

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1977. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo. First edition, first issue, with map endpapers. Illustrated with photographs (not included in the American edition). The top edge of the text block is lightly toned else this is a fine copy. Dustwrapper is price-clipped, else fine, and the spine is not faded as sometimes happens. A wonderful copy of the author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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      London: Jonathan Cape, [1977].. Gilt cloth boards. Map endsheets. Photographs. First edition of the author's first book, a substantial addition to the field of travel literature. Edges a bit tanned, spine slightly cocked, but a very good copy in price-clipped dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        In Patagonia

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1977. Hardcover. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo. 204 pp. Blue cloth lettered in gilt. Map endpapers. Near Fine; slight fading to edges, stain to bottom edges of page ends in Near Fine unclipped dust jacket; slight fade to spine. An attractive copy. Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        Furious Seasons and Other Stories

      Santa Barbara: Capra Press, A Noel Young Book, 1977. Black cloth, printed paper spine label, illustrated paper cover label, red endpapers, pp. 110, hand numbered in red to rear blank (100/100) and signed by Carver. As new, unread copy. "The Furious Seasons" was Carver's first published short story in 1960, and is now "Furious Seasons" used by Capra Press, is the title of this short story collection. . Signed by Author. First Limited Edition, Signed. Cloth. As New/No Jacket as Issued. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Song Of Solomon - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1977. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0394497848 . First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in just about Fine, unfaded dust-jacket, some minute chips to spine-ends, SIGNED by Toni Morrison directly on the title page. A superior copy, rare to find in a jacket like this; 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 .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen Children's Books,, 1977. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original burgundy morocco, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt, pictorial endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrations by E. H. Shepard throughout. A fine copy. 50th anniversary edition. From a limited edition of 300 numbered copies signed by Christopher Robin Milne on the limitation leaf, this one calligraphically marked "Out of Series".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Toni Morrison Collection: Signed first editions, review copies, uncorrected proofs

      1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. An extensive Toni Morrison collection; 30 books in total including many signed first editions, review copies, and uncorrected proofs. Song of Solomon. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. "'You want my life?' Milkman was not shouting now. 'You need it? Here.' Without wiping away the tears, taking a deep breath, or even bending his knees--he leaped. As fleet and bright as a lodestar he wheeled toward Guitar and it did not matter which one of them would give up his ghost in the killing arms of his brother. For now he knew what Shalimar knew: If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it." -Uncorrected proof, signed. In publisher's plain wrappers. 
 -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Tar Baby. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. -Uncorrected proof, signed. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original white cloth, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original white cloth, original dust jacket. Beloved. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. "Ms. Morrison's versatility and technical and emotional range appear to know no bounds. If there were any doubts about her stature as a pre-eminent American novelist, of her own or any other generation, ''Beloved'' will put them to rest. In three words or less, it's a hair-raiser." - Margaret Atwood -Uncorrected proof, signed. Octavo, original wrappers. Rare. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original white cloth with spine and front cover stamped in silver, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original white cloth with spine and front cover stamped in silver, original dust jacket. Jazz. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. "Perhaps [the novel's] incongruity is an intended paradox, but one backs away from examining it closer. Instead one accepts the characters of Jazz as generalized figures moving rhythmically in the narrator's mind....Jazz. You have to feel it." - The New York Times -Uncorrected proof, signed. In publisher's plain wrappers. Rare. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original dust jacket. Playing in the Dark. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1992. "A work that has been inexplicably overlooked by the field of ludic criticism is Toni Morrison's intriguing text Playing in the Dark... Morrison observes that her interests lie in the curious literary construction of 'America' and how the black presence has been ever present though rarely acknowledged. She is interested 'in the way black people ignite critical moments of discovery or change the emphasis in literature not written by them." - James H. Evans and David Jensen, Playing -First edition, signed, review copy. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. The Nobel Lecture in Literature 1993. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. "She delves into the language itself, a language she wants to liberate from the fetters of race. And she addresses us with the luster of poetry." - The Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy -First edition, review copy. 12mo, original red cloth, gold-framed label on front cover and gilt lettering on spine. -First edition, signed. 12mo, original red cloth, gold-framed label on front cover and gilt lettering on spine. The Dancing Mind. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. "There is a certain kind of peace that is not merely the absence of war. It is larger than that. The peace I am thinking of is not at the mercy of history's rule, nor is it a passive surrender to the status quo. The peace I am thinking of is the dance of an open mind when it engages another equally open one..." -First edition, review copy. Thin 12mo, original black cloth with gilt lettering, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Thin 12mo, original black cloth with gilt lettering, original dust jacket. Paradise. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. "I wanted to open with somebody's finger on the trigger, to close when it was pulled, and to have the whole novel exist in that moment of the decision to kill or not." - Toni Morrison -Uncorrected proof. Fine in wrappers. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original black cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original black cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Original dust jacket. Love. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. -Uncorrected proof. In original pale blue wrappers. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original cloth and dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original cloth and dust jacket. A Mercy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. "A Mercy provides an opportunity to look into the often horrific early days of America, with its realities of slavery, religious persecution, mistreatment of Native Americans, and the hardship of disease, in order to define the America of today and to create a better future. Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, is a master storyteller and an American intellectual whose work will be treasured for centuries to come." - Richard M. Daley -Uncorrected proof. In blue wrappers with author photograph on front cover. -Advanced reading copy, signed. In blue wrappers with author photograph on front cover. Rare signed. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original dust jacket. Burn This Book [Editor]. New York: Harper, 2009. "Surely it is an odd way to spend your life--sitting alone in a room with a pen in your hand, hour after hour, day after day, year after year, struggling to put words on pieces of paper in order to give birth to what does not exist, except in your head. Why on earth would anyone want to do such a thing? The only answer I have ever been able to come up with is because you have to, because you have no choice." - Paul Auster, from the book -Advanced reading copy. In semi-glossy wrappers. -First edition, signed. 203 x 127 mm, original boards and dust jacket. Home. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. "Part of Morrison's longstanding greatness resides in her ability to animate specific stories about the black experience and simultaneously speak to all experience. It's precisely by committing unreservedly to the first that she's able to transcend the circumscribed audience it might imply. This work's accomplishment lies in its considerable capacity to make us feel that we are each not only resident but co-owner of, and collectively accountable for, this land we call home." - New York Times Book Review -Uncorrected proof. In wrappers. Rare. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original brown boards, original dust jacket. ****Items generally in fine condition, please feel free to contact us with any questions. Additionally, other Toni Morrison titles available - please inquire.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        [Reference] Lexikon der Kinderund Jugendliteratur

      Weinheim und Basel: Beltz Verlag, 1977. Four small quarto volumes. xii, 579; vi, 625; vii, 863; viii, 703pp. Second edition. Illustrated throughout in black & white. A comprehensive reference resource in German on children's literature past and present, covering publishers, authors, illustrators, terminology, and much more. The first three volumes contain entries A-Z, and the fourth is a supplement and index. Bound in red cloth, titled in white to the spines. Slight mark to fore-edge of third volume, else a very fine set in the original dust wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Brick Wall

      New York: Tanglewood Press Inc., 1977. Tiny spot to the bottom of the front wrapper, hint of an edge crease; still easily near fine in printed wrappers. While books signed by LeWitt appear intermittently on the market, this is only the second signed copy of this title I have encountered.. First Edition. Quarto. 32 pages, with 30 full-page black and white images of a brick wall, shot on the same day, but in different light. No text. LeWitt's scarcest regularly published book, and arguably his best. A fine association copy, briefly INSCRIBED by LeWitt to renowned Dutch art historian Rudi Fuchs.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Plakat - max bill prinzip seriell. variationen 1995-77. Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf. Siebdruck.

      Düsseldorf, 1977 - 59 x 42 cm, Tadell. 1000 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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      San Francisco: Arion Press. Fine with no dust jacket. 1977. Hardcover. Color Initials; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Main text in half vellum and paper-covered boards, Companion Volume in orig gray wrappers. In gray cloth slipcase. Contents fine, unmarked and snowy white. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        *Signed by Carl Barks* Comic Book Price Guide: No 7

      Overstreet, 1977. Paperback. Good. Carl Barks. Signed by Illustrator. Good+ (5 of 10) This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Carl Barks two times, once at his color article 'the Magic of Carl Barks Paintings' 'To Norma - Carl Barks' with a blue ballpoint pen, and once again on page A-37 at a second article 'Carl Barks From Burbank to Calisota' 'To Norma Carl Barks' with a green fine-point pen (the same pen used to sign the other autographed Carl Barks comics from this collection, which are listed separately). (ISBN: 0517529475) There are ink tick-marks and issue numbers written in on many of the Disney Comics listings denoting the issues in Norma's collection. There is a moderate single crease to the spine, a partial crease to spine edge of the cover (an original painting by Carl Barks of 'Porky Pig of the Mounties'). Some light wear to the corners. Bagged for protection. Part of a collection of Signed Carl Barks items - which appear to have all been signed at the same time, all with a green pen. (Search our listings for other Signed Carl Barks books & comics from this collection.). * * * * * * * * * * {FREE Media Mail Shipping! Images available for any item, just ask. Any images shown next to the listing that have our watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning. All items subject to prior sale. Why the odd prices? We run a percent discount for our Biblio listings, which insures Biblio has our lowest prices online, but does give odd change.}

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        A Time of Gifts

      New York: Harper & Row, 1977.. First American edition of the author's masterpiece, which ranks among the greatest travel books of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some rubbing to the extremities.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Counter Clock World

      UK: White Lion. London, White Lion, 1977. First edition in hardback and first impression. Magenta cloth. Fine book in fine jacket, with minute wear to lower spine tip. A stunning copy. Not price-clipped. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1977.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        A Scanner Darkly (First Edition)

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1977. First Edition. First Edition. A touch of rubbing at the spine ends, else Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. None of the usual fading to the jacket spine, nor the remainder spray that plagues most copies we have encountered. One of Dick's greatest novels, a dark and sometimes comic journey into a world of drugs, misplaced identity and paranoia in an authoritarian state. Basis for the superb 2006 film by Richard Linklater, starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Robert Downey, Jr.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Denver: A Photographic Survey of the Metropolitan Area

      Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, (1977). Faint crease on the top corner of the front end paper, else a a particularly fine and fresh copy in photo illustrated wrappers with no fading to the spine. Rare in this condition in either cloth or wrappers.. First Edition. Oblong quarto. Simultaneous issue in wrappers of Robert Adams' third book. 91 black and white images divided into seven chapters documenting life and suburban sprawl in and around Denver. While the typological nature of this understated and undervalued book points towards Dusseldorf, it is hard to overlook the similarities to Ed Ruscha's artist's books. Introduced with a short poem by Cid Corman.

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        Et sur la terre... Eaux-fortes de Marc Chagall (Exemplaire d'André Malraux)

      Paris: Maeght, 1977 In-folio (435 x 330 mm). (ENGLISH DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST). 15 eaux-fortes originales de Marc Chagall dont deux sur double page et 13 pleine page. En feuilles, couverture originale imprimée, étui original en toile beige. Provenance: André Malraux (exemplaire nominatif). Tirage limité à 225 exemplaires, dont 20 hors commerce, tous imprimés sur vélin de Rives, signés au justificatif par Malraux et par Chagall. Un des 20 exemplaires hors commerce, non numéroté, spécialement imprimé pour André Malraux. Il est enrichi d'UNE ÉPREUVE DU FRONTISPICE SUR JAPON IMPÉRIAL SIGNÉE AU CRAYON PAR CHAGALL et marqué "HC". Ces épreuves sont habituellement réservées aux 25 exemplaires de tête. L'EXEMPLAIRE D'ANDRÉ MALRAUX. Meyer-Cramer 103. Livre en parfait état. Photos disponibles sur demande.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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      (MANDEL, MIKE) (SULTAN, LARRY). Mandel, Mike & Larry Sultan. Introduction by Sandra S. Phillips. Foreword by Robert F. Forth. EVIDENCE - SIGNED BY MIKE MANDEL AND LARRY SULTAN. Signed by the Photographers. New York. 1977 (2003).: D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers), First Edition Thus. Small Oblong 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. np (92pp), 61 duotone and 25 b&w illustrations. Designed by Victor Mingovits. Quite simply one of the most innovative, entertaining and thought-provoking photography books yet published, Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan's 1977 collection of uncaptioned evidentiary images has rightfully gained a legendary status in the thirty-five years since its initial publication. Now, "Evidence" is available once again in its original format, with the addition of a dust jacket, a new essay by SFMoMA curator Sandra Phillips on the book's impact and significance, and a two page layout of eighteen previously unpublished images entitled "Outtakes from Evidence, 1977-2003". A pristine copy of this wonderful tome (whose 1977 first printing is cited on pages 220-221 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II", pages 314-315 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", and pages 140-141 of "The Book of 101 Books") BOLDLY SIGNED by both Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel in black ink on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 1-891024-62-0 Inventory Number: 021242&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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      Los Angeles: Kenmore Press. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. LIMITED FIRST EDITION, 1/400 COPIES, SIGNED BY BILLY COLLINS. Los Angeles: Kenmore Press, 1977. Oblong octavo, Japanese stab binding with exposed sewing, pictorial wrappers; custom cloth box. One of just 400 copies. Cover silk-screened from an original photograph by Judy Lane. A fine copy of Collins's scarce first book.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Silmarillion, Custom Fine Binding and Slipcase

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1977. First Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition, 1st impression, William Clowes & Sons printers. Edited and with a forward by Christopher Tolkien. At the end of the forward it has been signed by Guy Gavriel Kay, where Christopher acknowledges Kay's contribution to the novel. This copy has been newly rebound in full Dark Blue morocco leather. All edges of the textblock have been trimmed and gilded. Custom marbled paper by Joan Ajala of Australia for the endpapers and matching slipcase. The large fold out map at rear is in fine condition, no tears, marks, or misfolds. This design features Tengwar Title & Author gilt stamped to front boards, with large gilt stamped image of the heraldic device Tolkien designed to represent Luthien Tinuviel. Rear boards have the JRRT monogram gilt stamped, with single gilt rule to all edges and turn-in's. Raised bands to spine with small version of the heraldic device, Title, Author, Publisher, and date (in English) published in compartments. Edited and with a forward by Christopher Tolkien. At the end of the forward it has been signed by Guy Gavriel Kay, where Christopher acknowledges Kay's contribution to the novel.. Fine condition. A beautiful presentation of Tolkien's lifelong work on the mythological basis for Middle-Earth. A custom slipcase will be provided with this beautiful copy, to protect and show this fabulous creation. Edited by Christopher Tolkien, after his fathers death. 'The Tales of the Silmarillion were the underlying inspiration and source of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing: he worked on the book throughout his life, but never brought it to a final form. Long preceding in its origins The Lord of the Rings, it is the story of the First Age of Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in which some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part' A worthy binding for the posthumously published culmination of his lifelong passion. 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. Fine / No Jacket.

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        The Wonderful World Of Henry Sugar. And Six More

      London, Jonathan Cape. 1977., 1977. FIRST EDITION. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED. Publisher's navy blue cloth in pictorial dustjacket with brilliant all over design by Susan Shields. Contains one black and white photograph covering pages 82 and 83. Some light general handling, but overal a clean, attractive example.

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        Pleasure Garden, The

      1977. first edition. A Gardening ClassicOne of Ten Copies Specially Bound by Zaehnsdorf[ZAEHNSDORF, binder]. SCOTT-JAMES, Anne. The Pleasure Garden. An Illustrated History of British Gardening. [Illustrated by Osbert Lancaster]. London: John Murray, [1977].First edition. Small quarto (9 1/16 x 6 1/2 inches; 231 x 165 mm.). 128 pp. Text illustrations.One of ten copies specially bound by Zaehnsdorf in quarter green morocco, ruled in gilt, over green cloth boards. Vellum tips. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt with two raised bands and with Zaehnsdorf monogram in gilt at foot of spine. Top edge gilt. Olive green endpapers. A fine copy. Housed in a fleece-lined green cloth slipcase. “Of this edition 10 copies have been reserved by arrangement with the Publishers for fine binding by Zaehnsdorf. This is copy number 9 which has been specially bound for David Brass” (calligraphed on an inserted limitation leaf at front).

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        Derriere le Miroir. Saul Steinberg. Special Number 224

      Paris: Maeght. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. LIMITED FIRST EDITION, number 128 of only 150 copies SIGNED BY STEINBERG. With three original color lithographs (one double-page) and numerous color reproductions throughout. Text by Italo Calvino. Printed on vélin d'Arches. Paris: Maeght, 1977. Folio, loose (as issued) in illustrated wrappers; housed in original chemise and slipcase. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Complete Works

      London: The Nonesuch Press,, 1977. With an Introduction by Alexander Woolcott and the Illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo (183 × 102 mm). Contemporary red morocco by Bayntun, spine gilt in compartments with rabbit, playing card, flower, and lion tools, rabbit and chess queen tools to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrations throughout the Alice books by John Tenniel. Spine slightly faded. An excellent copy. Twelfth edition. A finely bound copy of Lewis Carroll's collected works, including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, originally published in 1939.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les PrEsomptions des femmes

      N.p , n.d. [later 18th century]. 12mo. Manuscript in French, written in a roman hand in brown ink, 27 lines, recto and verso, on vellum. 8 leaves, including title with hand- drawn vignette and border. Early 19th-century red straight-grain morocco gilt, blue silk doublures and endleaves, a.e.g., by Thouvenin (signed "Thouve" in gilt on the spine), near fine. Cf. Brunet IV, 864-65; Tchemerzine (1977) II, 523; Gay-Lemonnyer III, 843-44. Provenance: Treuttel & W¸rtz, Booksellers (Sotheby's sale, lot 1814, 22 June 1817, ms note); Joseph Renard (sale, lot 551, 29 March 1881, with his bookplate); Henri PËne Du Bois (sale, 14 June 1887, lot 370) . Manuscript facsimile on vellum of a rare erotic work, "Conjectures of Women," an excerpt from William Coquillart's legal parody DROITS NOUVEAULX, printed circa 1600 in Rouen by Abraham Cousturier. The work was again printed in a limited facsimile edition in 1830. "PrEsomptions signifie ici conjectures. D'apres l'extErieur des femmes, leur air, leur habillement, l'auteur prEsume leur conduite cachEe; et il entre dans des dEtiails grossiËrement obscËnes" (Brunet). The present mansucript is attributed to the 18th-century calligrapher F.F. Fyot

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        THE SILMARILLION. Edited by Christopher Tolkien

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London. 1977 (1982). FIRST DE LUXE EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 5.9 inches). One of only 100 copies numbered and signed by Christopher Tolkien, from a total edition of 1000 copies published on the fifth anniversary of the original publication date. A plate mounted to the front free endpaper states "FIRST EDITION PLATE This is copy number --- 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 collectors edition" it is numbered and signed in black ink by Christopher Tolkien above his father's printed Monogram. Fold out map at the rear. Bound in the publishers delux full red morocco leather binding. Spine with blind ruled bands and gilt lettering. Tolkien's Monogram stamped in gilt to the front board, within a gilt ruled border. Rear board with the blind stamped circular device of Luthien Tinuviel. Top edge gilt. Red ribbon page marker. Lacking the original slipcase but housed in a fine quarter morocco clam shell box with gilt piping to the raised bands and gilt lettering to 2 compartments. A fine copy of this famously elusive edition. Published on 15th September 1982 at £100 (signed copies) or £75 (unsigned). According to the publisher's prospectus, 1,000 sets of sheets, 'the first one thousand to leave the press of the first impression', were to be bound identically in red morocco, the first 100 signed by Christopher Tolkien. -- Hammond & Anderson A15h.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Hand and Eye. An Anthology for Sacheverell Sitwell

      Edinburgh: Privately printed at The Tragara Press., 1977. Octavo. Original quarter black cloth over green paper-covered boards, paper title-label to spine lettered in black, unpaginated. Frontispiece of Kirby Hall by John Piper, signed by Samuel Beckett beneath the second poem of the collection, Beckett's contribution to the anthology. Some light rubbing at extremities, spine label a little discoloured, an excellent copy. First edition, limited to 175 copies privately printed and hand-set in Bembo, of which this copy is number 60. Signed by Samuel Beckett, other contributors include John Betjeman, George Mackay Brown, Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes and Stephen Spender.

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        The Best of Origami; New Models by Contemporary Folders

      A presentation copy from Sam Randlett to Jay Marshall, the prominent American magician and a publisher of origami literature with a carefully executed, full-page pen & ink inscription, dual signed by Sam and Jean Randlett. 2 related ephemera items are laid in: a mounted figure study executed by Marshall of Fred Rohm's turkey design (pp. 78-81 in book) and a prospective cost work-up in Marshall's hand to publish Best of Origami in 1977.The book is considered a classic of the literature, among the first to use the fold symbols and procedure & base names (the latter by Randlett) that form standard origami notation and offers a superb anthology of Western origami design. Contributing origami designs: Adolfo Cerceda, Neal Elias, Robert Harbin, Ligia Montoya, Robert Neale, John M. Nordquist, George Rhoads, Fredric G. Rohm, Philip Shen, Jack J. Skillman, E. D. Sullivan, Florence Jemko, and Harry Weiss. PROVENANCE: auction from Jay Marshall's collection. PRESENTATION: 9 short lines carefully done by Sam Randlett with small flourishes in black ink including descending arrow stems for the l's in Marshall, dated December 8, 1965, dual signed by both Randletts, as Sam and Jean, stating, "To our friend Jay Marshall, origamagician extraordinary, with best wishes from the Randletts". EPHEMERA: 1) 12 figure steps for turkey origami model by Fred Rohm offered in book, mounted on 3 stapled sheets, title in orange letters, numbered 40, cut-out drawings executed in pencil by Marshall, 6 mounted figures on sheet 1, others on sheets 2 & 3. Condition: Fair: first drawing detached: glue uniformly run and browned: staple binding excellent. 2) Handwritten in Jay Marshall's hand, a purchase receipt done in pencil and blue and red inks with detailed 1977 price figures from Walter Greenlee for format and print run options for a Best of Origami edition Marshall considered publishing (he didn't). Condition: Very Good. JAY MARSHALL (1919-2005), specialties in sleight of hand, conjuring and ventriloquism, stage magic historian and author, Dean of Society of American Magicians, frequent guest on Ed Sullivan, opened for Frank Sinatra's first Las Vegas show, moved in 50's to Chicago and married in 1955 magician, Frances Ireland Marshall (1910-2002), together to her death, jointly proprietors of L.L. Ireland Magic Co., renamed Magic, Inc. in 1963, shop used as meeting place for the Chicago Area Origami Society. Marshall, like several noted magicians including Houdini had a strong interest in origami and used it in his stage act. He was one of 35 honorary members of the Origamian, the magazine of the Origami Center of NY. Marshall and Randlett had a sustained friendship and working relationship: Marshall published the Randlett's book, "Basic Paper Folding" (1968) and "The Flapping Bird", the monthly origami magazine (1968-1976) edited by Randlett. FORMAT: Publisher's pictorial gamboge cloth boards sewn into grey endpapers illustrated with 5 base fold designs, upper board with black line drawing design after Hokusai, spine with black letters and photographic white book jacket with b/w photos of 4 stacked animal models, title in orange and scarlet letters on spine and upper jacket, $5.95 price-foot of upper flap, ad for Randletts' first book, Art of Origami, on lower jacket. SIZE: 10.2 x 7.3 inches. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: clean and exceptionally crisp except p. 17 with a small margin spot and top edge of text block with spot of wear that doesn't continue in. Boards: clean: wear to crown and upper board at fore-edge and top edge, a few spots with exposed board: bottom corners slightly bumped: lower board with slight edgewear. Binding: Excellent. Jacket: soiled with liquid spill stain across spine and adjacent edge of upper jacket that doesn't continue in, darker at foot, upper jacket with ragged top and fore-edge wear, below letters-1 finger tip-size press-in mark continues to board, and a ragged 7 cm diagonal bottom corner tear-off with loss: Lower Jacket: some soiling, slight top edgewear and some bottom edgewear with light loss at inner bottom tip. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, [3] leaves, prelims, 185 pages including annotated bibliography, biographical sketches of contributing designers and folds index, illustrated with 541 b/w captioned line drawings and 30 b/w photographs, models categorized by animals, basic folds, birds, fish, human figures, insects, objects, plants and procedures, [1] page, blank. In each chapter model designs are presented in order of difficulty. Chapter on the bird base and variants was reputed to be the most comprehensive survey of a single basic fold published to that time. Line drawings use the representational system of lines and arrows refined by Akira Yoshizawa with fold design names by Samuel Randlett and procedures folds from Robert Harbin. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        Sword of Shannara Trilogy

      New York: Random House, 1977. Copyright dates 1977, 1982, 1985. All three books are first edition first printing, All Three Books Are Signed by the Author. Book 1-Sword of Shannara, First Edition, First Printing, with Foldout Map All First Edition Points. Light Tan 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 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. Illustrated by Darrell H Sweet. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. A tape prepared 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 3-the Elfstones of Shannara, 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. All three books this very hard-to-find trilogy have bright and clean texts, with a tight bindings, a solid collectible set of books. . signed by the Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by The Brothers Hillebrand. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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      (Kasterlee, Belgium): The Heron Press, 1977. First Edition. Original Art. Fine in cloth folder and clamshell box as issued. Bruce Chandler and Steve Davis. Twelve 7-3/8" x 10" individual sheets consisting of the title and colophon pages as well as 10 etchings. Each artist is represented by 5 ORIGINAL ETCHINGS titled and initialed by the artist and printed at the Frans Masereel Centrum. This is copy #6 of only 20 copies produced and is SIGNED by both artists at the limitation leaf. A rare example of the early work of these two artists and the prime title among the early works of the Heron Press which, operating out of Boston in the 1970s, produced in its first eight years 14 books, numerous catalogues, two broadsides, and two books for the Limited Editions Club. Chandler, who operated the press, apprenticed with George Lockwood and Leonard Baskin.

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        Facsimilies Of The First Edition Of A Christmas Carol And The Ten Original Parts Of Oliver Twist

      Tokyo: Yushodo Booksellers Ltd.. Near Fine. 1977. Facsimile. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; **The facsimile of A Christmas Carol, Chapman & Hall, London, 1843 is bound in reddish maroon, blind tooled and titled in gilt. Oliver Twist, published by Bradbury & Evans, London, Jan. -Oct. , 1846, is in ten parts, pictorial blue wraps, with illustration s by Cruikshank, being the new revised and corrected edition. **These facsimiles are reproduced in the original size. A Christmas Carol is in a fitted tray to match the size of Oliver Twist, they are contained in a cloth case within a half calf book box of the same reddish maroon, alll in the publisher's box. **A handsome and expensively produced quality work. .

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      Winter's Calif.: Robert Dennis Crumb, 1977 Crumb, Robert [Spiegelman, Alessandrini, Mason]. SMALL BUT SIGNIFICANT ARCHIVE REGARDING THE TRANSLATION OF THE "CRUMB" BIOGRAPHY. In the late 1970's Montreal writer & comic book collector, William J. Mason spent several years working on a translation of one of the earliest biographies of the pre-eminent underground comic artist, Robert Crumb originally written in France by Marjorie Alessandrini. Mason spent several years on the project, had the approvals of Alessandrini & the support of Crumb but the project never materialized. What we have here is a fine small archive of Crumb letters related to the undertaking containing wonderful content. The file consists of three important letters [5 tight pages] to Bill Mason, the translator of the French biography called CRUMB, including his copy of CRUMB [in very good condition with his notes scattered throughout] with Mason's ownership signature dated 1977, along with a lengthy Maus postcard addressed to Mason from Art Spiegelman / Maus, June '79, concerning Crumb, along with a fine 2 page letter from Marjorie Alessandrini, dated Paris, April 24th 1979, to Bill Mason dealing with her recommendations for publishing contacts for CRUMB in the US, including comments about Masons fine translation and her delight with Crumbs approval of the work in progress. 1 - [Crumb, Robert] Art Spiegelman / Maus. APS, June 1979, on Spiegelman's own illustrated postcard, in fine condition. Spiegelman talks about a possible visit to Montreal in August & thanks Mason for the articles and the translation of the Crumb piece which he found "interesting" "(Crumb's America" far more so). . . I read the entire Tales From The Crypt books recently. A[nd] thought they represented an (unconscious) America. Jewish postwar response to the holocaust. The flip-side of Weird Science's preoccupation with Hiroshima and the Cold War. Do you see that too - or should I elaborate. Oh well back to Maus. All the best / Art. regards from F. [with Maus illustrated]. Superb example. with 2 - Crumb, Robert. Als to Bill Mason [Winters Calif.],dated Sept. 4th 1978. 1 lengthy page in Crumb's neat small hand. In part - "Dear Mr. Mason / Thank you for sending me the translation of M. Alessandrini's book about me. . . I'm overwhelmed . . . / Needless to say, I was completely absorbed and fascinated by her analysis of me . . .to see how she interpreted and intellectualized my crazy comics. / this is the first really heavy Freudian-type of criticism I've ever read of my sex stuff. . . with 3 - Crumb, Robert. Als to Bill Mason [Winters Calif.],dated Dec 6th 1978. 1 compact page in Crumb's neat small hand. In part - " Bill / Thanks very much for the latest chapter of the "Allessanrini Nails Crumb" series. . . it's very embarrassing but intensely fascinating. . . it's always delicious to read about yourself, and the more probing, the better. . . it's narcissistic. . . with 4 - A particularly informative & interesting lengthy biographical & historical letter that is unique in content. Crumb, Robert. Als to Bill Mason [Winters Calif.],dated August 11th, 1979. Very lengthy 3 page letter in Crumb's neat small hand about the chapters sent to him, adding his own comments & corrections. In part - " . . . I: 2/ Underground comics & the counterculture: Page 11: She says 'Crumb's frustration . . . led him to become the first artist to publish a comic book using the methods of the underground press'. This is incorrect. I was preceded by at least two others, maybe more, Jack Jackson published 'God Nose' in Texas around 1965, or possibly even '63. Joel Beck published several comic books in 1965 & '66 in /San Francisco. 'ZAP' was, I suppose the first really successful underground comic." / Page 14: 'Cunt' Comics - it was mostly a solo book by Rory Hayes but it contains one page by Jay Lynch and one by Kim Deitch. I doubt the story about most of the print run being destroyed. . . / Actually, the last and the filthiest of the little dirty books was "FELCH". . . so filthy that I had trouble thinking of ideas for it. I contributed only one page. / . . . Page 1: she says my family were "Devout Catholics". My father was an "Atheist"; My mother was a church-goer but not devout. . . but still they sent us all to a strict Catholic school. My father's reasoning was that Catholic schools had better discipline" / Page 4 & 5: she says none of the Fanzines "ever exceeded a print run of 100 copies. "FOO" had a print run of 300 copies. . . Crumb goes on to clear facts about fanzines "WILD" & "PRO-JUNIOR", also the history of his brother, Charles’s characters, "SUPER BUNNY, & "FUZZYTHE BUNNY" created in 1949. SUPER BUNNNY IN 1953. " FRITZ made his first appearance on the cover of "CRUMB BROTHERS ALMANAC". . . 1959, actually FRITZ first appeared in a story I drew in a notebook. . . / Page 4: Her analysis of my attitude towards black people misses one important point, I think. and that is that I often used the stereo-type "coon" image in my comics, in the late 'sixties especially to satirize that stereo-type on one level, but also to convey an image of funkiness and spontaneity that had nothing to do with REAL black people. . . my fault was in not realizing that people would take these cartoons literally. " Robert Dennis Crumb was born in 1943. He was founder of the Underground Comix movement & is regarded as its most prominent figure. Crumb's entire career has unfolded outside the mainstream comic book publishing industry. Along with ZAP, one of his most recognized works is the "Keep on Truckin'" comic, which became a widely distributed fixture of pop culture in the 1970s. Others are the characters Devil Girl, Fritz the Cat, and Mr. Natural. He's most recognized for his distinctive style of drawings & his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. In the early 1980s, Crumb collaborated with writer Charles Bukowski on a series of comic books, featuring Crumb's art and Bukowski's writing. He was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1991. . Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Illus. by R. Crumb.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Animal House (Original Screenplay, signed by director John Landis)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1977. Revised Second Draft Screenplay for the 1978 film. INSCRIBED by Landis on the title page: "John Landis / (not one of the writers!)."& & National Lampoon was a huge success as an alternative magazine in the early 1970s, and irrevocably altered its future with the production of this film in 1978, which was an irreverent, sharp (and now classic) film comedy. A production company was launched, producing over half a dozen films between 1978-2002, and as a result today's generation associates "National Lampoon" almost completely with its films rather than its pulp origins. And importantly, this was the film that catapulted Harold Ramis and John Belushi from television into the movies, where they would both flourish. Nominated by the Writer's Guild of America for Best Comedy Screenplay in 1979. & & Gray studio wrappers, noted as 2ND REVISED SECOND DRAFT SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper and dated June 17, 1977 (over a year prior to the film's release in July 1978). Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Ramis, Kenney, and Miller. 131 leaves, mechanically reproduced, eye-rest green stock. Pages and wrapper Near Fine bound with three gold brads. & & National Film Registry.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Dispatches [Rare Inscribed Copy]

      NY: Knopf. 1977. Herr, reporting for Rolling Stone and Esquire from Vietnam, was -- along with such now-legendary figures as Tim Page, Sean Flynn and Dana Stone -- one of the young writers who brought the 1960s counterculture and the New Journalism to war reporting, describing Vietnam as the "first rock-and-roll war" and influencing the way future generations would see the conflict -- mostly by writing his reports largely from the perspective of the foot soldiers in the war rather than that of the strategists and commanders. Herr's dispatches were eagerly awaited at the time, and are now viewed as classics of war reporting. They helped shatter the official picture of an orderly progression to the war and define the "credibility gap" that made Vietnam war reporting so different from that of earlier conflicts. This copy is inscribed by the author "with regards and best wishes." Fine in a fine dust jacket. One of the small handful of classics of Vietnam War literature -- considered by many the best nonfiction work to come out of the war -- and a book that is almost never found signed or inscribed; this is only the second signed copy we've seen since the book was new. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Theologische Realenzyklopädie. (TRE). (Complete set).

      Berlin, New York, Walter de Gruyter, - 1977 - 2004. Bände 1-36 (A-Z), Register zu Band 1-27 & Abkürzungsverzeichnis, zusammen 38 Bänden. Die Bände 2,4-36 als lose Lieferungen in Orig.- Halbleder Einbanddecken, nur der erste und dritte Bänd gebunden und nur 4 Bd. mit Schutzumschlag; 25x16 cm. Text in German. Price when new for this set ca. 9000 euro. - Very good, see image. In Gemeinschaft mit Balz, Horst / Cameron, James K. / Grethlein, Christian / Hall, Stuart G. / Hebblethwaite, Brian L. / Hoheisel, Karl / Janke, Wolfgang / Leppin, Volker / Schäferdiek, Knut / Seebaß, Gottfried / Spieckermann, Hermann / Stemberger, Günter / Stock, Konrad. (Es sind die derzeitigen Herausgeber des Gesamtwerks genannt). Die einzelnen Bände enthalten zum Teil Kunstdrucktafeln und/oder Faltkarten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers]
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        The Shining

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977. hardcover. F+/F 1st edition, 1st printing. Jacket has very minor wear at spine ends. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        Ohne Titel Öl auf Leinwand, bezeichnet III rückseitig aud Galerieaufleber signiert M. Henkel und datiert 1977

      1977 - Henkel, Manfred, Göttingen 1936 – 1988 Ohne Titel III, Öl auf leinwand rückseitig Galerieaufleber Kunsthaus Schaller Stuttgart, da signiert M. Henkel und datiert 1977, Bildmaß 52 mal 62 cm, im schwarzem Holrahmen, Rahmen hat unten eine etwa fünf Zentimeter lange und einen halben Zentimeter breite fehlstelle Manfred Henkel, deutscher Künstler, 1936-1988 angesichts der größe sollte das bild am besten abgeholt werden oder, wenn nicht anders möglich, der käufer eine spedition mit der abholung beauftragen Vita Manfred Henkel (1936-1988): Geboren 1936 in Göttingen Studium der Philosophie und Germanistik Universität Göttingen Studium der Malerei und Kunstgeschichte an der Kunsthochschule Stuttgart Meisterschüler bei Prof. Manfred Henninger, Dozent an der HTL Stuttgart, seit 1963 als freischaffender Künstler in Berlin, seit 1966 Mitglied im Deutschen Künstlerbund, seit 1966 zahlreiche Einzelausstellungen, ist u.a. in der Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland mit arbeiten vertreten Infos: Internet/ Wikipedia [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chiasmadon. Signed Limited Edition

      Vermont The Janus Press [for] Charles Seluzicki 1977. VG : in very good condition in card wraps Limited Edition [44/175] Card wraps 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). [12pp]. Releif print by Claire Van Vilet. Signed on the rear limitation page by Ted Hughes.

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        The Map Collector. Complete Set. Issues 1-74

      Map Collector Publications Ltd, London 1977 - Complete run of the 74 issues published between December 1977 and Spring 1996. Total of over 5400 pages plus 5 index issues with 90 pages all in very good + condition. Heavy set which will incur additional postal charges. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. First Edition. cloth. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. SIGNED by the author on the title page. A lovely copy with just a touch of fading to the spine which is usually found badly faded.

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        Song of Solomon

      New York, Knopf, 1977. First Edition ISBN: 0394497848. Signed by the author on the title page. Bound in publisher's original black cloth with the spine stamped in gilt. Top edge red. Minor closed tears to the spine and to the top edge of the dust jacket. Hardback. Book condition: Fine fine

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Lessons Learned

      Albondocani Press New York: Albondocani Press. 1977. Two sets of page proofs. Quarto and small octavo page proofs comprised of loose sheets attached with one staple. Fine.Published as a limited edition of 226 copies. .

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        A Morbid Taste for Bones: A Mediaeval Whodunnit

      London: Macmillan London Limited, 1977. hardcover. F/F 1st edition, 1st printing. The first appearance of Brother Cadfael. Book has lightly bumped spine ends. Jacket is slightly soiled. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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