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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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        SMALL BUT SIGNIFICANT ARCHIVE REGARDING THE TRANSLATION OF THE "CRUMB" BIOGRAPHY

      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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        LOATHSOME COUPLE

      1977. 1. GOREY,EDWARD. LOATHSOME COUPLE. NY: Dodd Mead (1977). Oblong 7 1/4 x 6 3/4". pictorial boards, fine in dust wrapper and slipcase. 1st ed. LIMITED TO 250 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY GOREY. Very scarce in the limited edition. Toledano A67b.

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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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        Hand Colored Flowers

      New York: Printed by Mitchell Friedman, assisted by Jeremy Dine, 1977. Etching, soft-ground etching, aquatint, drypoint, engraving, and electric tools on one plumber's copper plate. Printed in black with hand painting in blue, two shades of pink, yellow, violet, and green watercolour after editioning. State i/iii. Edition of 50, No. 48/50, signed and dated in pencil lower right corner. In pristine condition. Image size: 35 5/8 x 23 ½ inches. 41 ¾ x 29 ½ inches. An early masterpiece by Jim Dine, one of America's greatest artists. Jim Dine is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. In the late 1950's and early 1960's he gained public attention in New York with his Happenings and mixed media assemblages, but his real acclaim followed through his association with the Pop art movement. An innovative and versatile artist, Dine works in a multitude of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. As a printmaker, he displays an uncommon love of the art form and a penchant for innovative printmaking techniques. He commonly combines etching, drypoint, mezzotint, lithography and woodcut to create complicated images, which resonate with a sense of drama and hidden meaning. He utilizes a myriad of unconventional hand and machine tools, which he uses on the plate and sometimes directly on the paper. As with this print, Dine often recycles his plates to create new or altered images that often display a ghost image of the first work. Dine's oeuvre focuses on isolated objects, which act as the stand-in of autobiography. Hearts, statues, robes, and flowers become metaphors for Dine's life experiences and his visual quest for the self.This important print is the first of three prints, Hand Colored Flowers (1977), Black and White Flowers (1977), and Red Ochre Flowers (1978), which Dine made from the same plate. In creating this print, Dine used a staggering array of different engraving techniques to create a heavily worked plate. In addition to soft-ground etching, hard-ground etching, aquatint, and drypoint, Dine used a mezzotint rocker as an engraving tool and to raise burr. The plate was cut down for the two later states and a die-grinder was used to change the shape of the vase and the details of the bouquets. According to D'Oench, the dense plate work and heavy inking is typical of the prints editioned with Mitchell and Friedman, Dine's primary American printer between 1975 and 1979. This haunting image is an important early print by Dine and a wonderful expression of his artistic genius. It is rarely seen on the market, making it a true collector's item. D'Oench and Feinberg, Jim Dine Prints 1977-1985, p. 1-38, 61, no. 1, state i/iii; Carpenter, Jim Dine Prints 1985-2000: A Catalogue Raisonné, no. 31.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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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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        THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS, THE RETURN OF THE KING

      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        DENVER: A PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA BY ROBERT ADAMS

      (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.

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        EVIDENCE

      (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.

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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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        THE CHEAP DETECTIVE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY BY

      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.

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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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        Le filage (Collection Connaissance des pays québécois. Série Le jardin naturel)

      Éditions de l&#39;Aurore, 1977. in8 Broché

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        A Time of Gifts

      London: John Murray, 1977.. First edition of the author&#39;s masterpiece that ranks among the greatest travel books of the twentieth century. Octavo, original blue boards. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket that shows only light wear. Signed by the author on the title page. A wonderfully told story of old Europe just before the joint cataclysms of war and Communism swept them away for ever. A sharp copy.

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        The Dark is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree

      Harcourt Brace & World; Atheneum New York: Harcourt, Brace & World; Atheneum, 1966-1977. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine. Yes. First U.S. edition , first printing, of the first title; first editions, first printings of the remaining titles. Condition: "Over Sea, Under Stone" is fine and bright; the dustwrapper is price-clipped and has the tiniest bit of wear at the edges, else fine as well. "The Dark is Rising" is fine and bright; the dustwrapper is not price-clipped, has a short, closed marginal tear, and a bit of roughness along the top;l it does not have the Newbery Honor sticker. "Greenwitch" is fine in a fine, unclipped dustwrapper. "The Grey King" is foxed along the top else is fine; the dustwrapper is not price-clipped, but has light foxing to the reverse and uneven sunning of the front and rear panels; It does not have the Newbery Medal sticker. "Silver on the Tree" has a light residue from an old price-sticker on the front free endpaper else is fine; the dustwrapper is not price clipped and is fine. Contemporary Arthurian fantasy and the struggle between The Light and The Dark. "The Grey King" was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1976, and "The Dark is Rising" a Newbery Honor in 1974.

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        [Fanzine]: NEW DEZEZES

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

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        9 works by Tornebohm from the library of Grunbaum: 'A Foundational Study of Einstein's Space-Time Theory', 'Research Programs Leading to the Special Theory of Relativity', 'An Essay on Newtonian Causality, Space and Time', 'Aspects of the General Theory of Relativity', 'An Essay on Space and Time', 'A Paradigm Shift in the Theories of Gravitation', 'Concepts and Principles in the Space-Time Theory...', 'Information and Confirmation', and 'Was the Ether Hypothesis Refuted...'

      Institute for the Theory of Science University of Gothenburg Gothenburg: Institute for the Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg. ca. 1963-1977. Paperback. Very Good +. 6 quarto, 3 octavo softcover volumes, all very good or better with minor shelf or age wear. All volumes but 'An Essay on Newtonian Causality, Space and Time' are affectionately inscribed by the author to Adolf Grunbaum, a prominent philosopher of science and critic of psychoanalysis. Grunbaum was a founding creator of the University of Pittsburgh's Philosophy and History of Philosophy of Science Departments. Tornebohm earned his PhD at Lund University in 1952 with the thesis "A Logical Analysis of the Theory of Relativity". He became Associate Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Gothenburg in 1952, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Khartoum 1957-63, and Philosophy of Science at the University of Gothenburg since 1963. Excellent association copy with bright, clean and unmarked contents.

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        After Everest: an Autobiography - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Edmund Hillary. 1977. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 004920050x . A beautiful First Edition/First Printing in Near Fine condition in flawless dustjacket, this copy is signed by Edmund Hillary directly on the title page. Limited foxing to page edges, otherwise in Fine condition; Tenzing Norgay, the uneducated Sherpa who had a lifelong ambition to conquer Mount Everest who eventually, with Edmund Hillary returned from the summit as hero. In this continuation of his autobiography Tiger of the Snows, he tells his story of traveling, climbing and teaching .

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        ????? ? ???????? ???????? ?????????. ???????? (Poets and Writers of Russian Immigration. Portraits)

      no publisher Canada: [no publisher. 1977]. First. First edition. 16cm. 12 loose half-tone prints of portraits laid into a printed portfolio, titled in Russian, as issued. Fine. Signed by the artist in Russian with a handwritten limitation of 100 sets. Klimoff was a Latvian-born Russian artist who immigrated to Canada in 1949. Rare. OCLC locates no copies. .

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        Selected Declarations of Dependence

      Z Press Calais, Vermont: Z Press. 1977. First. First edition. Illustrated by Alex Katz. Square octavo. Illustrated wrappers. Fine. Copy letter Y of 26 lettered copies of a total edition of 750, Signed by both Mathews and Katz. .

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        From the Heart of the Country - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

      Harper & Row New York: Harper & Row. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Author. 1977. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 006010841X . A handsome First US Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee directly on the title page; Set on a remote farm in South Africa this is the story of Magda, the embittered and ignored spinster daughter who sees her callous father take an African mistress. She dreams of and executes a bloody revenge&#133;or does she? What is the dividing line between fact and the workings of Magda's excited imagination? Nobel Prize Laureate John Maxwell Coetzee's second book and first novel. Published in Great Britain as In The Heart of the Country .

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        Fragments from Cold

      Parenthese (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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        [Reference] Lexikon der Kinderund Jugendliteratur

      Beltz Verlag 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.

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        In Patagonia

      Hardcover. Jonathan Cape, London 1977, 1st UK edition. 8vo, 204pp, frontis. map. Orig. blue hardboard, gold title. With the dust jacket, un-price clipped. Very fine condition in very fine dj. Spence 272.

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        The Honourable Schoolboy

      Franklin Library Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1977. First. First edition. Full leather gilt. Illustrated by Ben F. Wohlberg. Near fine with some slight soiling on the rear board and wear to the page edge gilt. Signed by the author. One of an unspecified number of copies of the first edition with a special message from the author to subscribers that does not appear in the trade edition. .

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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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