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        The Lord of the Rings. Vol. 1-3.

      1st illustrated edition with illustrations by Ingahild Grathmer (pseudonym for Queen Margrethe II of Denmark), drawn by Eric Fraser. London, The Folio Society, 1977. Publisher's halfleather bindings with decorated boards, in original slipcase. 459 + 372 + 487 pages.. Wayne G. Hammond: J.R.R. Tolkien. A desriptive Bibliography, no. A5l

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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. 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; Signed by Author .

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        ERO E LEANDRO. Una leggenda greca.

      In-4 p., mz. marocchino edit., astuccio in tela, tagli sup. dorati, pp. 40, illustrato da 2 acqueforti di Enrico Paolucci. Traduzione in versi (di Enzio Cetrangolo) di una leggenda greca, con nota introduttiva e note del traduttore. Cfr. Cat. Mardersteig,197. Ediz. privata in tiratura di 112 esempl. numer., su carta a mano Cernobbio, tutti firmati dall'artista. Il ns., 38, è in ottimo stato.

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        Reynolds Stone Engravings

      London: John Murray. VG+. 1977. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Blue buckram boards with gilt titles on spine, spine slightly sunned, Cockerell endpapers, internally clean and bright. Book contained in Cockerell marbled paper slipcase. Number 56 of an edition of 150 copies signed by Reynolds Stone and with a previously unpublished wood engraving printed and signed by the artist ("Waterfall, Prescelly Mountains, South Wales" - 155mm X 110mm) loosely inserted., 4to 11" - 13" tall, xli [iii] 151 pp .

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        In Patagonia (Signed)

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1977. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good plus. Yes. 8vo. First edition, first issue, with map endpapers. Illustrated with photographs (not included in the American edition). A fine copy. Dustwrapper is lightly sunned on the spine and has a trace of foxing at the upper edge of the inside flap else fine, and not price clipped. Signed by Chatwin on the title page. Author's first book, and truly rare signed.

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        The Autumn of the Patriarch

      London: Cape. (1977). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition of Garcia Marquez's first novel after the worldwide success of One Hundred Years of Solitude. An ambitious, experimental novel: 269 pages in six chapters, each of which is a single paragraph, and each paragraph is only a handful of sentences. This copy is inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Para ____ Con todo mi afecto, Gabriel, 2001." An uncommon proof and especially so signed. . First Edition. Softcover.

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        INDUMENTARIA ANTIGUA. Vestidos Guerreros y Civilies de los Mexicanos

      Mexico:. 1903 [1977].. Folio. 18-1/2" x 13-1/2". 1st edition thus. A facsimile reprint of the 1903 first edition. [6], 136, [4] pp. Index.. Full tan calf binding with gilt stamped lettering to spine & front board, with decorations stamped in blind.. Some extremity rubs to the binding. A VG+ copy.. A scarce work that discusses, and displays, the Indians of Ancient Mexico, their society, their art, their clothing, their weapons & armor. No copies of this edition, nor the 1903 publication, at auction these past 30 years. . 2 full color facsimile title pages; 200 full page plates at rear [some drawn, some from photographs. 106 in full color].

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      London: Jonathan Cape 1977. 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.

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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.

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        The Mookse and the Gripes. From Two Tales of Shem and Shaun

      The Compulsive Printer (Chicago): The Compulsive Printer, 1977. Octavo. (30)ff. From an edition of 75 copies signed by the artist and by the printer, Elmore Mundell, this is one of twenty-five with an extra signed serigraph and deluxe binding. Joyce's take on Aesop's "Fox and Grapes." Title on three block-print illustrated pages, each signed by D'Ambrosio. Also contains three color serigraphs signed by both D'Ambrosio and Mundell, serigraph initials and text ornaments. Binding in the form of a red velvet clamshell box, with an inset relief serigraph covered in gold leaf. The "papal" red velvet and gold allude to Pope Adrian IV, whom Joyce satirizes here. Very fine in box and folio-size slipcase. Prospectus laid in. (Nineteen Years p. 51).

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        Les PrEsomptions des femmes later 18th century 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 Shining

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977. hardcover. F/F 1st edition, 1st printing. INSCRIBED and dated (April 17, 1977) by author on front fep. By far the earliest date I have seen on a copy of this book. Jacket has a small, faint stain at top of rear panel. An outstanding copy! We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

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        THE TEXAS ARTS JOURNAL (Patron's edition)

      The Texas Arts Journal Cameron Northouse Dallas, Texas; (1977): The Texas Arts Journal, Cameron Northouse Volume One, limited to only 22 copies, 109pp., illustrated, folder contains 5 typed manuscripts from one of their stories or play published in this particular issue and signed by each Saroyan, William, John Updike, George Garrett, and James Purdy. Morse Peckham's page is not signed but with a few corrections. The Texas Arts Journal is published only four times a year and the above named writer's are part of their contributors. A fine collection housed in a custom slipcase and quite scarce.. Limited Edition. Quarto.

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      2 Blatt Titel und Einleitung und 30 Blatt numerierte und signierte Offesetdrucke. Lose Blätter in Kartonmappe. Die Kanten der Mappe mit gelben Klebestreifen überzogen. (so original). Die Mappe handschriftlich mit der Nummer 45 bezeichnet. Roth, Werke Bd. 40. 352. A 3 Auflage. - 1/100 Exemplaren. Die ursprünglich 15 Blätter der Pinselaktion wurden von der Print Gallery Amsterdam, in einer Auflage von 200 Exemplaren als Offsetdruck hergestellt, davon wurden jedoch nur 20 Exemplare signiert. Für die vorliegende, von Hansjörg Mayer vertriebene Auflage wurden die 15 Blätter vom Format A2 auf Format A3 halbiert. Jedes der 30 Blatt sowie der Titel und das Druckvermerk wurden von Roth handschriftlich bezeichnet und monogrammiert. - Tadellos.

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        The Lineage and Ancestry of H. R. H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2 Vol Set)

      Edinburgh: Charles Skilton. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1977. Hardcover. Navy buckram covers with bright gilt lettering and decoration on front covers and spines. Spines are mildly faded, as is top margin of front cover of volume 2. Bottom edge of front cover of vol. 2 is mildly bumped, as are the corners of vol. 1, and the covers of both volumes are rubbed. The first several pages of vol. 2 have a faint corner crease. Bindings are tight, pages clean and bright, no marks anywhere. Each volume has a colored frontispiece of Prince Charles tipped in. : Volume 1 includes: Section I, The Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain; Section II, The Dukes of Normandy; Section III, The House of Anjou; Section IV, The House of Tudor; Section V, The Kings and Queens of Scots; Section VI, The House of Stewart; Section VII, The House of Brunswick; Section VIII, The House of Wettin; Section IX, The House of Oldenburg. Volume 2 includes: The complete ancestry of Prince Charles, carried back 18 generations, six appendices, Addenda and Corrigenda, and index of names. This is a mammoth and definitive work, invaluable for genealogical research. Two very heavy volumes, with shipping weight about 12 pounds, dimensions 12 x 10 x 3 inches, taken together. Scarce. : 4to 11" - 13" tall: 379+548 pages .

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        STORIA D'ITALIA 10 volumi (serie completa), Torino, Einaudi Giulio, 1977

      16 x 21,5, leg. editoriale t.t. verde con sovcop. ed astucci (8 in tutto, perchè gli astucci dei vol. II e V contengono due vol. cadauno) . Tutti i 10 volumi (circa 8500 pagine) sono in buone condizioni - Edizioni 1977 e 1978 - Vol. I - I caratteri originali - pp. 1064 Vol. II* - Dalla caduta dell'impero romano al sec. XVIII Vol. II** (in due volumi in unico astuccio tot. pagine 2362) Vol. III - Dal primo Settecento all'unità pp. 1544 Vol. IV* - primo volume : Dall'unità ad oggi pp.1-818 Vol. IV** - sec. volume :Dallì'unità ad oggi pp. 819-1664 Vol. IV*** - terzo volume :Dall'unità ad oggi pp. 16665-2832 Vol. V* - I documenti pp. 1030 Vol. V** - I documenti pp. 1031- 2172 ( i 2 vol. in unico astuccio) Vol. VI - Atlante pp.874 Offiamo questa prestigiosa collezione completa a

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      New York: St. Martin's Press New York: St. Martin's Press,. [1977]. boards.. Publisher's promotional sheet laid in. Lower corner tips lightly. bruised, else a fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. at spine ends, corner tips and top edge of front panel and a bit of. rubbing to purple background ink on rear panel. (#107617). First edition. Signed inscription by Pohl to "David" on front free endpaper. First book of the Heechee series. Winner of the 1977 Nebula and 1978 Hugo awards for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-333. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 858-64.

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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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        Fragments from Cold

      (Brewster): Parenthese. (1977). One of 750 copies of this early collection of poems, this copy inscribed by the author: "For ___ & ___ - Love, Paul." Very shallow upper corner crease; still fine in stapled wrappers and dust jacket. Illustrated by Norman Bluhm. . First Edition. Softcover.

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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.

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        THE JOURNEY HOME. Some Words In Defense Of The American West. Signed

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1977 First Edition Signed by Edward Abbey on the front free endpaper. A fine fresh swagger copy in 1/4 black cloth over red paper covered boards, red titles to the spine in a fine pictorial dustwrapper. With illustrations by Jim Stiles. 8vo. 242 pp. Classic Abbey. "Abbey is one of our very best writers about wilderness country." Wallace Stegner, The Los Angeles Times Book Review.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        I Know the Place

      The Greville Press Warwick: The Greville Press. Fine+; Signed by Author. [1977]. Limited Edition. Full-Leather. A most handsome, leather-bound edition, limited to 500 copies, in Very Fine condition. SIGNED by author Harold Pinter; Eleven poems by author Harold Pinter dated from 1953 to 1977 ; Color Illustrations .

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        Pomes Penyeach. Litographs and Woodcuts.

      Edition Brandes, Paris 1977. 2°. 9 x 2 original litographs, each of the signed by the artist + 9 woodcut illustrations in book. Book numbered and signed by the artist. Litographs and book in orig. boards in orig. slipcase. Book inscribed by the artist on front endpaper.. One of 50 signed copies. The litographs were printed at the press of Clot, Bramsen et Georges in Paris, while the woodcuts were printed by artist at his private press in Odense, Denmark. The binding was designed by Axel Pedersen, Mesinge

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        ON PHOTOGRAPHY. Signed

      New York: (1977).: Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 1977 First Edition of Susan Sontag's seminal work on photography, winner of the 1977 National Book Critics' Circle Award, selected among the top 20 books of 1977 by the Editors of the New Times Book Review, Signed and dated '10/10/78 - NYC' by her on the front free endpaper. 8vo. 207 pp. A near fine copy in gray cloth, silver titles to the spine in a bright, fresh just about fine pictorial dustwrapper with some light use at the crown of the spine. "On Photography shall surely stand near the beginning of all our thoughts upon the subject of photography". William H. Gass. The New York Times.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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 -----------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.

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        Joan Miro, Lithografo [Spanish] - Volume III 1964-1969. Prologo De Joan Teixidor

      Barcelona : Poligrafa, C1972- Barcelona : Poligrafa, C1972-<c1981 >, 1977. 1st Edition. Subjects: Miro, Joan, 1893-1983 --Catalogs. Chiefly color illustrated and complete with 2 original lithographs. Limited to 150 copies. ...ciento cincuenta esemplares...con dos litografias originales suplementarias numeradas por el artista y 80 &#39;suites&#39;... Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new and still in the publisher&#39;s protective card box. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Taos Pueblo

      Boston: New York Graphic Society. 1977. The facsimile edition of his first book, reproducing twelve of Adams&#39; photographs that had previously been available only in the 108-copy original Grabhorn Press edition of 1930. This is one of 950 numbered copies, signed by Adams. Text by Mary Austin; afterword by Weston Naef of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, commenting on both the original edition and this one. The original edition is one of the Roth 101 key books of photography. Large format, 16-3/4" x 12-1/2", in blind-stamped quarter leather and cloth. Fine in a fine slipcase. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Fantasy Tales : Summer 1977 Through Summer 1987 : Seventeen Digest Magazines

      Fantasy Tales, 1977. ........Seventeen digest size magazines, complete run of this title in this format. All are either near fine or fine condition, Issue #1 is signed on the title page by Ramsey Campbell, Kenneth Bulmer, David Sutton,and Stephen Jones. .......................... Signed by Author. First Edition, First Printing. Paper. Fine. Illus. by Jim Pitts, Jim Fitzpatrick, Stephen E. Fabian, David Lloyd, Dave Carson, Tom Campbell, J. K. Potter, Allan Koszowski . Digest Magazine.

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      London, The Folio Society, 1977.. FIRST FOLIO SOCIETY DE LUXE EDITION 1977, 3 volumes, complete set, 8vo, 230 x 145 mm, 9 x 5¾ inches, navy blue and white maps as endpapers, pages: 460; 373; 488 including index. Tolkien illustrations as for first edition plus illustrations by "Ingahild Grathmer" actually Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Her designs were redrawn by the noted artist Eric Fraser. Pale grey leather spine, grey cloth cloth over boards, gilt &#39;labyrinth&#39; decoration by Jeff Clements stamped on upper covers and spines, gilt lettered spines, top edges grey. A couple of very tiny scratches to spine of Volume I, 1 tiny very light scratch to leather on upper cover of Volume II, 3 very small scratches to spine of Volume III, small pale stain to lower cover of Volume I, 20 x 20 mm maximum (7/8"), not easily noticeable. A very good plus set, issued without dustwrappers, housed in the original sturdy slipcase, grey boards with fake black leather top and bottom, the bottom slightly scratched. Hammond, page 149, A5 l. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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      (ADAMS, ROBERT). Adams, Robert. With a brief Poem by Cid Corman. DENVER: A PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA BY ROBERT ADAMS. Denver, CO: Colorado Associated University Press in cooperation with The State Historical Society of Colorado, 1977. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Fine. 124pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is Robert Adams&#39; survey of early seventies photographs of the blight wreaked on the Metropolitan Denver landscape by the hand of man. Shopping Centers, Tract Housing Developments, Parking Lots - they&#39;re all here in this important early monograph from one of the pioneers of "The New Topographics" movement. An exceptionally bright, crisp copy of the 1977 paperbound first edition (cited on page 64 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter") showing none of the typical sunning associated with this title. 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. 8-07081-102-9 Inventory Number: 020066&

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        Denver: A Photographic Survey of the Metropolitan Area

      Boulder, CO: Colorado Associated University Press, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. A collection of 91 black and white images that have been divided into 7 sections. While his earlier book "The New West" might be more acclaimed this book is a more focused attempt to document the life and growth of one city. A close to near fine copy with some slanting to the spine in an about very good dust jacket with the spine and edges sunned as usual and with a small triangle shaped skinned area with a tiny chip and tear to the bottom of the rear panel. Still, a very presentable copy of the much less common cloth issue.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX

      London, Methuen, 1977.. De luxe reissue, No. 33 of a LIMITED EDITION OF 300 COPIES SIGNED BY CHRISTOPHER MILNE PUBLISHED TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOOK. 8vo, full maroon morocco gilt, gilt vignettes to upper and lower covers, gilt pictorially decorated spine, illustrated endpapers brown on cream, all edges gilt, 102 pp. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. A few minute spots on lower hinge, a couple just showing on spine, barely visible. Otherwise a Fine copy in original deep pink slipcase which has a couple of light scratches. Laid in is an erratum slip initialled by 3 executives of Methuen, notifying buyers that the limitation is to 300 copies, not to 490 as stated on copyright page, plus an explanatory letter from the marketing director. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Clockmakers of Cumberland

      Brant Wright Associates, 1977 284 pp. b/w illus. signed limited edition no. 304, excellent clean copy, hardly used. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eric T.Moore Books]
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      (MANDEL, MIKE) (SULTAN, LARRY). Mandel, Mike & Larry Sultan. Afterword by Robert F. Forth. EVIDENCE. Greenbrae, Santa Cruz, CA: Clatworthy Colorvues, 1977. First Edition. Small Oblong 4to. Gilt Embossed Cloth. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np (72pp), 59 duotone illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Quite simply one of the most innovative, entertaining and thought-provoking photography books yet published, Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan&#39;s 1977 collection of uncaptioned evidentiary images has rightfully gained a legendary status in the thirty-one years since its initial publication. A bright, most handsome copy of the first edition of this wonderful tome (cited on pages 220-221 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger&#39;s "The Photobook: A History Volume II", pages 314-315 of The Hasselblad Center&#39;s "The Open Book", and pages 140-141 of "The Book of 101 Books"). 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. 0918290-01-5 Inventory Number: 019064&

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        EVIDENCE Afterword by Robert F. Forth.

      N.p.: Self-published, (1977). First ed. Mandel, Mike. Oblong 8vo., (8) pp., plus 59 full-page b&w photographs, (3) pp. afterword. Gilt-titled blue cloth., issued without a dw. Aside from the neat signature of Alan Winer, photographer and former administrator of the Visual Studies Workshop on the front free endpaper, there is a slight bump to the top of the spine, else a near fine copy. The photos were selected from government agencies, educational institutions and corporations, such as: police and fire departments, research laboratories, NASA, National Guard, etc. The selection and layout by Sultan and Mandel, both accomplished photographers, make this an artists&#39; book.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        The Hobbit or There and Back Again

      New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.,, 1977. Quarto. Original pictorial boards, black pictorial endpapers. With the original illustrated acetate dust jacket. A superb copy in the acetate jacket with only a very short split to the edge of the upper panel and some slight chipping of the red colour from the edges of the images of Smaug. First Rankin Bass film tie-in edition, first printing. Beautifully designed, with the titles and images of Smaug and Bilbo Baggins printed separately onto the acetate dust jacket so that they stand out from the rest of the scenes, which are printed onto the boards. The jacket is vulnerable, making the book scarce in such excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Burbank: Rastar Productions, 28 February 1977.. [1],136 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in mimeographed production company wrappers. A thin, small ink stroke and a few tiny spots on upper wrapper, otherwise about fine. Inscribed on the title-leaf: "To Mel, If we keep on going like this we&#39;ll be able to play &#39;The Sunshine Boys&#39; Neil Simon." The recipient was, in all probability, Mel Traxel, who served as still photographer for this production, as well as three earlier films based on Simon&#39;s scripts (including THE SUNSHINE BOYS). Denoted a "final draft" of this original screenplay for Simon&#39;s detective parody, directed by Robert Moore, starring Peter Falk and Ann Margaret, and released in 1977. A novelization by Robert Grossbach was published in 1978 as a Warner paperback original, but there was no contemporary publication of Simon&#39;s own original work. OCLC locates only one copy of this script (a revised final draft at Michigan State).

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        Original silk-screened poster: Historical Photo-Silkscreen Movie (from the "Calendario" of 1977)

      [San Francisco: Galeria de la Raza, 1976/77], 1977. Original screen-print in silver and black inks, 17-1/2" x 23" (44cm x 58cm). Printed on heavy paper, inscribed in pencil below image: "Para Rachel y Leon whom are a source of inspiration and familyhood. Con amor y corazon / René Yañez," dated 1977. Light bumps and creases at corners; paper slightly toned at extremities; image still clean and bright, Near Fine. From the Galeria de la Raza's "Calendario" for 1977. Chicano artists affiliated with the gallery produced these calendars, each consisting of thirteen original screenprints, beginning in the early Seventies. Individual prints were also sold in numbered editions. René Yañez was among the founders of the Galeria de la Raza in 1970, and is credited with being one of the first to popularize the phenomenon of the Día de los Muertos in the United States (a theme much in evidence in the present work). The inscription is to Rachel Romero and Leon Klayman, collaborators in the guerrilla art project The San Francisco Poster Brigade, which operated in San Francisco from about 1977 to 1980.

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        The Vampire Chronicles and New Tales of the Vampires, in Translation

      (Various Places): (Various Publishers). (1977-2008). 227 items (plus 16 duplicates), in 19 different languages, of the twelve volumes in Rice&#39;s Vampire Chronicles and New Tales series, and including:- Interview with the Vampire, 45 items (plus 7 duplicates), as follows: eight German editions (2 hardcover); six Spanish editions (1 hardcover); three Italian editions (2 hardcover); two Dutch, two Swedish, one Norwegian and one Russian (all hardcover); two Hebrew (one hardcover, one softcover); and, all in softcover: two Turkish, two Danish, two French, and one each in Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Slovene and Czech.- The Vampire Lestat, 26 items (plus 1 duplicate), as follows: five German editions (1 hardcover); three Russian editions (all hardcover); one Norwegian edition (hardcover); two Dutch editions (one hardcover); two Italian editions (one hardcover); five Spanish editions; three French editions; two Danish editions; and one each in Turkish, Polish, and Japanese (the Japanese edition being in two volumes).- The Queen of the Damned, 31 items (plus 2 duplicates), as follows: eight Spanish editions (1 hardcover); five Italian editions (1 hardcover); five French editions; four German editions; two Danish editions (1 hardcover); one Dutch edition (hardcover); one Russian edition (hardcover); and one edition each in Korean, Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, and Japanese (the Japanese edition being in two volumes). - Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, 1 item, a slipcased set of three French paperbacks.- The Tale of the Body Thief, 22 items (plus 2 duplicates), as follows: five Spanish editions (two hardcover); three Italian editions (1 hardcover); three Russian editions (all hardcover); two German editions (1 hardcover); one Dutch edition (hardcover); one Swedish edition (hardcover); three French editions; and one edition each in Danish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean, with both the Japanese and Korean editions being in two volumes. - The Queen of the Damned & The Tale of the Body Thief, 1 item, a combined Russian hardcover edition.- Memnoch the Devil, 19 items, as follows: four Spanish editions (1 hardcover); two German editions (1 hardcover); two Italian editions (1 hardcover); one Finnish edition (hardcover); two Russian editions (both hardcovers); three French editions; two Danish editions; and one edition each in Portuguese, Japanese and Korean, with both the Japanese and Korean editions being in two volumes. - The Vampire Armand, 15 items, as follows: four German editions (1 hardcover); two Italian editions (1 hardcover); two Spanish editions (1 hardcover); two Japanese editions (1 hardcover, with the softcover edition in two volumes); one Russian edition (hardcover); one Swedish edition (hardcover); and one edition each in Hebrew, Polish, and Portuguese.- Memnoch the Devil & The Vampire Armand, 1 item, a combined Russian hardcover edition.- Merrick, 14 items, as follows: two Russian editions (both hardcover); two German editions (1 hardcover); two Italian editions (1 hardcover); two French editions; two Spanish editions; two Portuguese editions; one Dutch edition and one Hebrew edition.- Blood and Gold, 11 items (plus 1 duplicate), as follows: three Spanish editions (1 hardcover); two German editions (1 hardcover); two Italian editions (1 hardcover); one Russian edition (hardcover); and one edition each in French, Turkish and Portuguese.- Blackwood Farm, 11 items (plus 2 duplicates), as follows: two German editions (1 hardcover); two French editions (1 hardcover); one Italian edition (hardcover); one Russian edition (hardcover); two Spanish editions; and one edition each in Danish, Portuguese and Polish.- Blood Canticle, 6 items, as follows: two Spanish editions (1 hardcover); two German editions (1 hardcover); one French edition; one Portuguese edition.- Pandora, 17 items (plus 1 duplicate), as follows: four German editions (2 hardcover); three Spanish editions (1 hardcover); two Italian editions (1 hardcover); one Russian edition (hardcover); three French editions; and one edition each in Hebrew, Turkish, Polish and Portuguese.- Vittorio, the Vampire, 14 items, as follows: two Russian editions (both hardcover), two German editions (one hardcover); three Spanish editions; two French editions; two Turkish editions; and one edition each in Portuguese, Japanese and French. While some number of these books are true first editions in their respective languages, many more are "first thus" editions, with an equally large number being later printings of said editions, most often with some change such as cover art. One or two of the books are former library copies; a handful are book club editions; a handful have owner signatures; a few have the signature of Anne Rice, but those are of dubious origin. Seventy of the 227 are hardcover copies; all of these have jackets if issued as such. Copies in very good condition are in the minority: most are fine or near fine; on average, the lot is near fine or better. Shipping for this lot will be billed at cost. . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Fractals: Form, Chance, and Dimension

      San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1977.. First edition of the mathematician&#39;s ground-breaking 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. 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. An important work, rare signed and inscribed.

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        The Followers

      (Hamburg): Raamin-Presse, 1977. Quarto. 24pp. From an edition of 120 numbered copies signed by the artist/printer, Roswitha Quadflieg, this is one of forty copies printed in English, and from those forty, this is also one of ten with an extra signed etching. The text is from Adventures in the Skin Trade and is accompanied by twenty-seven etchings in all: ten large illustrations printed in dark purple, and seventeen small marginal illustrations printed in sage green. The smaller etchings are printed from plates that measure no more than 1 3/4 inches high. Impeccably printed, with a binding of marbled paper incorporating the colors of the illustrations by Christian Zwang. Fine, in slipcase.

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        The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1-12, and The Silmarillion

      London: Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins. 1977, 1983-1996. A complete set of the first editions of these tales, poems, and songs underlay The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien began writing these tales while in college, 40 years before LOTR was published. He was a student of philology, the study of historical linguistics and the rules by which languages evolve, and in his writing he invented archaic languages and the stories told in those languages, and then tracked the evolution of both the stories and the language until they became the legends and mythology that informed Middle Earth. This is part of what gives the Trilogy its powerful sense of reality and immediacy, but the stories are compelling in and of themselves, beyond the degree to which they inform his masterpiece. In particular, these stories, most of them written between 1913 and the early 1940s, give the lie to the simplistic notion that Tolkien&#39;s trilogy is a mere analogue for the conflicts involved in World War II. If anything, it was the First World War -- with its senseless, mechanized destruction on a heretofore unimaginable scale -- that influenced Tolkien in his view that battle between the forces of good and evil was not a struggle of ideologies so much as one between a world view in harmony with nature and one that focused on unchecked industrial development. Published over the course of more than a dozen years, complete sets are difficult to assemble as all of the volumes had small first printings, and some were positively tiny -- 1500 copies or so. Volume 5 has a small nick at the upper rear spine fold; otherwise a fine set in fine, unclipped dust jackets. The Silmarillion and Volumes 1, 2 and 4 have no printed prices, as issued; Volume 4 has an A&U price sticker. Volumes 10 and 11 have printed prices on the flaps (in contrast to the unprinted export edition dust jackets, which, by the usual standards of the publication process, probably preceded those with printed prices). The ultimate history of the worlds that underlay The Lord of the Rings. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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