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      Methuen Children's books Ltd. London.,1978 - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY CHRISTOPHER MILNE. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.2 inches). One of only 300 copies, numbered and signed by Christopher Milne, published on 11th October 1978 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the book's original publication. Beautifully illustrated throughout with Shepard's wonderful line drawings. A fine copy in publishers delux pink leather binding with gilt stamped illustration showing Pooh, Piglit and Christopher Robin on front board, within a gilt ruled border. Spine fully decorated and lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Decorative pink paper endpapers showing all the characters in silhouette. A fine, bright copy in the publishers original beige paper covered slipcase.: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        L'Ordre de la Noblesse - Complet en 7 VolumesT.I) Familles d'Europe enregistrées In Ordine Nobolitatis du 1er Janvier 1977 au 30 Juin 1978. T. II.) Idem du 1er Juillet 1978 au 31 Décembre 1978 - T. III) Idem du 1er Janvier 1979 au 31 Octobre 1979 - T.IV.

      Jean de bonnot 1978 - Très Bon Etat, scan du tome 1 seul, nom du precedent proprietaire sur un tome 1 PARIS. Chez Jean de Bonnot. 1978-1992 -7 trés forts volumes In-4, 21,5 X 27,5 cm -Reliure éditeur pleine basane noire , dos lisses à blasons dorés , plats estampés de blasons -CDXLII + 412 + CCCXXXVIII + 525 + CLXIV + 196 + 499 + XXI + 238 + 640 + XCVI + 1. 000 + DCLXXXVII + 850 + CCXXXV + 1140 pages -Très beaux exemplaires Cet ensemble recense toutes les familles nobles d'Europe, il contient aussi de nombreux articles commes des notices historiques par pays ou par famille, des généalogies et une trés riche documentation bibliographique avec répertoire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: librairie philippe arnaiz]
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        This House of Sky [Doig's Own Set of Page Proofs, Amended and Signed]

      NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. (1978). The author's own set of page proofs of his first publication for the general book trade. Signed and titled by Doig on the dedication page (the first sheet present) and with several corrections in his hand. Numbered to 314 pages, printed on rectos only; roughly 7" x 9" sheets, in a 3-ring binder. With a signed letter of provenance from Doig, on his stationery, attesting to the set as being from his archives and with his corrections. A memoir of growing up in Montana with his father and grandmother, This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind was voted one of the five best books ever written on Montana; winner of the Christopher Award and a finalist for the National Book Award. Doig received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association. Tape to copyright page and a few paper clips scattered throughout; else a fine set. A unique copy of a modern classic, with impeccable provenance. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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      Boston: Gregg Press,. 1978. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. The first printing of this. Gregg Press edition is uncommon and copies inscribed or signed by. Dick are rare. (#119438). First U.S. edition. Signed by Dick on the title page, and by Lupoff on a printed slip which is laid in. Text offset from that of the 1955 Rich and Cowan edition. New introduction by Richard A. Lupoff.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Prochain épisode

      Art Global, Montréal 1978 - 181 pages. Exemplaire no. 58/150. Complet des 14 sérigraphies insérées dans l'ouvrage. Sans l'eau-forte grand format. Signé par l'artiste. Certificat de l'éditeur. Reliure plein cuir et coffret de Pierre Ouvrard, légère usure au coffret. Relief en bronze de Louis Perrier. Bel exemplaire. [Hould, 1]. In-4 étroit [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion (LILA/ILAB)]
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        Early Italian Engraving. A critical catalogue with complete reproduction of all printes described.

      . 7 vols. in 4. Nendeln: Kraus Reprint 1978. Richly illustr. 4to. In publisher's 4 blue clothbindings. * I: Florentine engravings and anonymus prints of other Schools (4 vols.). II: Known masters other than Florentine monogrammists and anonymus (3 vols.)..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Andy Warhol. Ein Buch zur Ausstellung. Mit Texten von David Bourdon, John Coplans, Hans Heinz Holz, Jonas Mekas, Barbara Rose, Helmut Salzinger, Wolfgang Siano.

      26. Mai - 30. Juli, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1978 - Kunsthaus Zürich, 26. Mai - 30. Juli 1978. 4°. 212 S. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. Originalbroschur. Mit handschriftlicher Signatur von Andy Warhol auf dem Vorderdeckel und dem Titelblatt. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Cambridge University Press. Storia del Mondo Medievale

      Garzanti, Milano 1978 - 7 volumi in 8°(18 x 25); tela editoriale con titoli e fregi impressi al dorso; sovraccoperta editoriale illustrata; semplice custodia editoriale in cartone muto; pp. 928; 904; 904; 992; 1016; 1056; 976; centinaia di illustrazioni nel testo e tavole fuori testo. Manca la custodia in cartoncino del settimo volume e sono un po' sciupate le altre, ma i volumi, a parte qualche picolo segno del tempo, sono in condizioni ottime, probabilmente mai aperti. Prima edizione italiana di questa importante e famosissima opera storica della Cambridge University Press. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Jannis Kounellis.

      Mönchengladbach, Städtisches Museum, 1978 - Mönchengladbach, Städtisches Museum, 1978. Cardboard box, 20 x 16 x 2,5 cm., containing 4 cardboard sheets with a poem by Aleksandr Blok in German and an object by Kounellis. Edition of 440 numbered copies. MINT.

      [Bookseller: Luiscius Books]
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      Galerie und Verlag A.Nagel, Berlin 1978 - Erstausgabe. First Edition. Softcover as issued. 120 Seiten. Text by (von): Preface (Vorwort) Horst Bowitz. Einführung (Introduction) Heinz Ohff. 26 cm x 24 cm. Leichter, gleichmäßiger Lichtrand. Very light discoloring along the edges of the cover due to exposure to the sun. Doesn't affect overall appearance. Plates clean and clear. Binding tight. Very good condition. Sehr guter Zustand. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gura]
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        Georges Rouault: OEuvre gravé. [Complete] Graphic Work

      Monte Carlo: Sauret, 1978. Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, distribution. Cloth. 2 vols. 340, 378 pp. Illustrated. Text in English, French.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Early Italian Engraving. A critical catalogue with complete reproduction of all printes described.

      7 vols. in 4. Nendeln: Kraus Reprint 1978. Richly illustr. 4to. In publisher's 4 blue clothbindings.. I: Florentine engravings and anonymus prints of other Schools (4 vols.). II: Known masters other than Florentine monogrammists and anonymus (3 vols.)

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        Music For 18 Musicians.

      Warner Brothers 1978 - Original LP of the minimalist composer's canonical piece. Signed by Steve Reich and Beryl Knot, who did the cover drawing. In near fine condition. Music for 18 Musicians was written for a cello, violin, two clarinets (both players double on bass clarinet), four pianos, three marimbas, two xylophones, a metallophone, and four women's voices. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Diploma. Reverse with 11 autogr. lines and signature by Castro.

      Havana, 24. VII. 1978.. Royal folio. 1 p.. Certificate for Simon Montero Delis, a member of the Armando Mestre brigade, who won the special award "Jesus Menendez" in recognition of their discipline, heroic poise, and exemplary contribution to the cause in fighting oppression and for the building of socialism ("El consejo de ministros de la republica de Cuba hace constar que Simon Montero Delis miembro de la Brigada Armando Mestre que obtuvo el Galardon Especial 'Jesus Menendez', recibe como testimonio el reconocimiento de nuestro pueblo, por su disciplina y su heroica actitud ante el trabajo individual durante la Zafra 1978 y su aporte ejemplar en la batalla contra el subdesarrollo y por la construccion del Socialismo, como se expresa en los siguientes resultados"). - Some damage and slightly worn.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Van Gogh Fields.

      University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO 1978 - First edition / First printing. Signed by the author, additionally inscribed a passage from the story "The Mercy of Elements" on page 50 of the book, "The mineral banded rock face of the Chinese Wall rears above him in the shimmering light like a boundary." The promotional card is also signed by Kittredge. Blue green boards. 147 pages. Very fine without dust jacket as issued. A mylar jacket is supplied. The Montana author's first book. Scarce. With publisher's promotional card laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Orpheus Books]
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        Sacra Congregatio pro Causis Sanctorum Beatificationis et Canonizationis Servae Dei Gasparis Stanggassinger Sacerdotis Professi Congregaitonis SS.MI Redemptoris (1871-1899)

      Roma: Tipografia Guerra s.r.l.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Latin Language Text. Positio Super Causae Introductione. Binding is tight and pages are clean. No marking or writing noted in book. Book is red cloth with red cloth sides. Boards are straight with minor corner bump with gilt lettering to the front board and spine. Text block and gutters are firm. Parts are section well over 400 pages.; 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall .

      [Bookseller: idaho jim]
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        Suite zu Octavio Paz: Petrificada petrificante.

      Maeght,, (Paris, 1978 - (Paris, Maeght, 1978). 53,5x83,5 cm. 8 O.-Radierungen cplt. OLn.-Mappe. 5 kleinere (ca. 51,5x40 cm) und 3 grosse (ca. 51,5x83 cm) von Tàpies handschriftlich signierte und numerierte (Nr. 35/50) farbige, teils reliefartige Originalradierungen auf Vélin. - (Mappe mit kleinen Kratzspuren). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Mulatto (Island chronicle / Jeanne Wilson)

      Macmillan, 1978-06-22. Hardcover. VeryGood/Like New. First Edition, clean, tight, unmarked, Some wear to extremities, - JP.First Edition.Dust Jacket available.Jacket Condition: Like New

      [Bookseller: kbooks]
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        Der Stimmenimitator.

      Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp, 1978.. Erstauflage, EA 179 S. 8°, Leinen. Schutzumschlag, von Thomas Bernhard datiert, gewidmet und signiert " Für .... Paulus von Thomas Bernhard 13.11.78 ", guter Zustand

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchseite]
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        Follow Me Down

      Random House, New York 1978 - 1st Edition/1st printing Thus. (reprint of 1950 edition) SIGNED and inscribed by author on bookplate on front end page: "For Dan Montemarano from Shelby Foote, Memphis, 22 Feb. 82". Remainder mark. 1 1/2" seperation at rear bottom pastdown-spine area. Tight clean copy. Laid-in is original author hand-addressed return envelope, postmarked from Memphis in February 1982, that bookplate was sent in. Also includes laid-in a photocopy of handwritten signed thank you letter from Foote mentioning 'Sept. Sept.' dated 1980. Also includes laid-in the original author obituaries fron New York Times and Time Magazine. Author's second novel. Scarce signature. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Montemarano]
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      Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, (1978) ., New York: - First Edition of Tim O'Brien's National Book Award-winning novel, a key title in the literature of the Viet Nam War, Inscribed by him on the front free endpaper. "To Lloyd Le Dont, With thanks and best wishes, Tim." 8vo. 338 pp. A fine copy in teal cloth, (a hint of fade to the front and back boards), gilt titles to the spine in a near fine pictorial dustwrapper. "It won't do the Vietnam dead much good to know that here is a novel that makes us think of Hemingway, but survivors should certainly take note of the highly original work by Tim O' Brien.To call "Going After Cacciato" a novel about war is like calling "Moby Dick" a novel about whales." Richard Freedman, The New York Times. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      Diputación de la Coruña, La Coruña 1978 - 377 pp/ Ilustrado/ A-142/ TC Size: 23x30 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Raices]
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        Original silkscreened poster: Homenaje A Frida Kahlo.November 2 - December 17, 1978

      San Francisco 1978 - Magnificent three-color screenprint by master Chicano printmaker Rupert Garcia, announcing an exhibition of works in honor of Frida Kahlo at the Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco. Garcia (b. 1941) is one of California's best-known and most influential artist-activists; he was a founding member of the Galeria de la Raza in 1970. Silkscreen in three colors, 26" x 20" (ca 66cm x 51cm). Edition unspecified; signed and dated in pencil, upper right. Very fine copy, free of wear or soil. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Original Poster: "Fight Homelessness - Support Huntley Street Squatters"

      [London: S.i., 1978]. Poster produced by the Huntley Street Squatters, who were located at 1-9 Huntley Street in Bloomsbury. In addition to being the center of the London Squatters Union, the Huntley Street squat was home to more than 150 squatters and 32 children who occupied the building in 1977-78. The mansion block, owned by Camden and Islington Health Authority, had lain empty for two years, and quickly became a focus for the squatters' movement in London. Led by Piers Corbyn, the squatters set up a café, hosted festivals, and even set up an office which helped to re-house the homeless. After 17 months, 300 police officers with bulldozers converged upon the building and evicted all who lived there. A rare poster; no examples in the trade (2014), not listed in OCLC, with the only example found by us held at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. A4. Original photo-lithographed poster, with image printed black on white stock and text silkscreened in red ink at lower edge; measures 45cm x 57cm (17.75" x 22.25"). Light wear and shallow creasing to upper right margin (roughly 4"), with a dash of red ink on verso; Very Good+ to Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books ]
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        Ohne Titel (Blaue Feuerblume) Original-Farbserigraphie von Otto Piene.

      . Motivgröße 36,5 x 26,2 cm. Blattformat 41,2 x 28,3 cm. Serigrafie vom Künstler in Bleistift von Hand nummeriert, signiert und datiert 1978. Auflage 100 Exemplare. Sehr guter Zustand.. Otto Piene (1928 in Laasphe). Mitglied der Künstlergruppe ZERO

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Elke Rehder]
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        Ten Photographers.

      Women's Campaign Fund, 1978 - Folio. Clamshell portfolio bound in fawn linen, titles to spine and upper board in grey. Plates fine, some discoloration to box. 10 individually matted original silver prints, each signed and numbered by the photographer. One signature of letterpress. First Edition. Limited to 75 copies. Each photograph signed and numbered below the image by the artist. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A - Azurn (Goethe-Worterbuch) (German Edition)

      Kohlhammer. Hardcover. 3170049801 . New. 1978.

      [Bookseller: ISD]
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        China for the West. Chinese Porcelain and other Decorative Arts for Export illustrated from the Mottahedeh Collection.

      Sotheby,, London: 1978 - The stunning Mottahedeh collection, the largest privately held collection of Chinese export porcelain, amassed over a 50 year period by Mildred Mottahedeh (1908 - 2000). Inscribed and signed by the authors on the ffep of Volume I and signed on the title page. Two volumes, large 4to, 350pp; pp 359 - 704, profusely illustrated, including over 100 color plates. Top edges gilt. Dark blue gilt cloth, with gilt decorations at front cover. Pictorial dust jackets, in pristine condition in the original gray decorated slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        China for the West. Chinese Porcelain & other Decorative Arts for Export. Illustrated from the Mottahedeh Collection. Foreword by Nelson A. Rockefeller. 2 Volumes.

      London / New York, London / New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet, . 1978 - Goldgeprägte Leineneinbände, Kopfgoldschnitt, grauer Pappschuber, 4°, 698 S., 694 Exponate mit Abbildungen z.T. in Farbe; -Schuber etwas fingerfleckig und mit kleineren Druckstellen, sonst tadellose, sehr gutes Exemplar / cloth, slipcase, no dj, sc little grubby, books in very good condition. ISBN 0856670359

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Atlas, Einzelunternehmen]
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        No. V-109. The Biography of a Printing Press.

      (Boston) Anne and David Bromer 1978 - 30pp. From an edition of 150 printed at the Bird & Bull Press and signed by Henry Morris, this is one of thirty-five deluxe copies with an extra leaf titled "The Remedy for Micro-Typographia," which includes a version of the Lord’s Prayer in Dutch printed from a single piece of engraved, 10-point Didot type. Each letter is only 0.145mm high. Together with the original piece of type that was used to print the Lord’s Prayer. In a note written on the back of the type’s glassine envelope, Morris writes that he had to stop and clean out the type after each impression, but the end result is quite legible when viewed under 10x magnification. Also includes a prospectus and correspondence from Morris, in which he writes that "the type is 4pt and very hard to set." No. V-109 is the only miniature book printed at Bird & Bull and the first time that a Bird & Bull checklist appeared in print. Very fine in a deluxe binding by Gray Parrot of gilt-stamped black morocco with an onlaid "V" in gray. The endpapers are purple paste-paper made by Henry Morris. Sold out at publication, and one of the most sought after Bird & Bull printings. (Bradbury, p. 38; Bromer/Edison, p. 49). (2 3/8 by 1 7/8; 60x47mm). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Hali - The International Magazine of Antique Carpet and Textile Art. (Issues 1-102). Issues 1 - 72 in publisher's original slipcases.

      1978 - 8.5 X 11 Paperbound [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc., FABA]
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        Maurice Cullen

      Editions la Fregate 091921028, Montreal - [091921028] 1978, 1st edition, limited to 160 copies. (Hardcover) Fine. xviii, 128 pp. Square quarto in original patterned fabric and silver lettered spine label with grey endpapers and brown slipcase. Colour and black and white illustrations throughout. Contains two colour serigraphs by Lorne Bouchard. Comes with original publishers advertisement. Copy number 43 of 160. Signed by Lorne Bouchard and initialed by Hughes de Jouvancourt on the limitation page. A rare and beautiful book in Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Ohne Titel.

      Mönchengladbach 1978.. 20:16 cm. 4 Bl. u. 1 "Brandobjekt" in OPp.-Kassette mit Namensaufdruck in Rot. Aufl. 440 num. Ex. Enthält ein Gedicht von Alexander Blok nebst dem 5 mm dicken Brandobjekt mit in der Mitte horizontal verlaufendem Magnesiumstab. Die Kassette entstand nach Entwurf des Künstlers..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat M + R Fricke]
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        Listening Woman (Uncorrected Proof, signed)

      Harper and Row, New York 1978 - UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. SIGNED by Hillerman. Small closed tear at the fore-edge of the front wrapper, else Fine in plain red wrappers as issued. Author's fourth book, and the third Joe Leaphorn mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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      Grosset & Dunlap (1978), New York - Beautifully bound in full blue leather with gilt decorations. Copy #2222 of 2500 numbered copies SIGNED in full by the author. Laid in is the publisher's Certificate of Authenticity. The most desirable and scarcest issue of this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Listening Woman

      Harper & Row 1978 - First edition 1st printing, Near Fine, apparently unread book, with light push bottom of spine, very tiny bump to top edge of back board, two tiny spots half title page and a single foxing spot second half title page, pages have very slight age yellowing; in a Near Fine to Fine jacket slight age yellowing edges of white portions, touch of edge and corner wear, and slight rubbing back panel. This is a very nice copy of Hillerman’s third Joe Leaphorn mystery, without sun fade on the spine, as is often seen. This copy has been signed on the half title page by Hillerman in his early “straight T” signature. Housed in a Fine, custom made clamshell box that is covered in purple cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Squid Ink Books]
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      New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, [1978]., 1978. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Ann Iverson who is one of the above (arrow drawn up to the words "Listening Woman)," Tony Hillerman." Fine in fine, price-clipped dust jacket. An old man and a teenage girl are found brutally murdered. The blind Navajo Listening Woman speaks of ghosts and of witches, but Lieutenant Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police knows his people as well as he knows cold-blooded killers. His investigation carries him from a dead man's secret to a kidnap scheme, to a conspiracy that stretches back more than one hundred years.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Classics of The Macabre

      London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1978 Illustrated by Michael Foreman. Limited edition of 250 numbered copies. Signed by Du Maurier and Foreman on the limitation page. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, pictorial gradient red to lilac endpapers with an illustration of birds in flight in black; in the publisher's blue-gray cloth slipcase, with an illustration by Foreman laid onto the front panel. About fine, with a hint of wear to the extremities, small faint spot to the rear board, else fine; slipcase with a hint of wear and a few minor scuffs, else fine. A bright and pleasing copy. Classics of the Macabre is a collection of six of Du Maurier's short stories, including "Don't Look Now," "The Apple Tree," "Blue Lenses," "The Alibi," and "Not After Midnight." Additionally, this volume contains "The Birds," which notably served as the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 film of the same name. Du Maurier prefaces the collection: "I have always been fascinated by the unexplained, the darker side of life. I have a strong sense of the things that lie beyond our day-by-day perception and experience. It is, perhaps, an extension of this feeling that makes me live through the characters that I create." Indeed, Du Maurier's vivid imagery and eloquent descriptions make these stories beautiful in spite of their grisly themes. Accordingly, the vibrant watercolor illustrations by Michael Foreman, a renowned children's illustrator, complement these stories splendidly.. Illus. by Foreman, Michael. Signed by Author. Limited. Hard Cover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Illustrated Catalogue of Ming Dynasty Porcelain in the National Palace Museum: Chia-Ching Ware, Long-Ch'ing Ware, Wan-Li Ware. Gu Gong Ming Ci Tu Lu

      Taipei: National Palace Museum [Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan], 1978 - First edition, first printing. Folio, 36.2*26.2*3.3cm, wt:3kg. With fine illustrations of 111 porcelain items. Text in Chinese, English, and Japanese. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Mathieu, October 6, 1978, New Haven - Miller, Henry [Bert Mathieu] SUPERB 4 PAGE ALS FROM BERT MATHIEU WITH PHOTOS OF DURRELL, TEMPLE & MATHIEU, October 6, 1978. Superb 4 page Als from Miller's friend [& translator of Miller & Rimbaud], Bert Mathieu, 6 October 1978. Very Chatty. In part. "Dear Henry / There must be a great rejoicing in your house this week after the announcement that the Nobel Prize had gone to Bashevis Singer! If they haven't got the guts to give it to Henry Miller, the least they can do is give it to a writer whom you warmly admire. I'll never forget the story you told me last year about Singer's response when you told him of your admiration for Knut Hamsun. All three of you are giants, of course. And I'm convinced that you will also get the Nobel. It's only fitting that all three of you should have it. "All you have to do is live long enough". . . Larry Durrell joined us all in writing to the Nobel Committee, as you had recommended, but he seemed to think you were far above such awards! As far as he was concerned (and I'm with him 100%). Giving Henry Miller the Nobel Prize id like presuming to offer the Nobel Prize to Homer, to Dante, to Dostoevsky, to Whitman, Such writers don't need it." Besides as Larry quickly added, "Henry awarded himself the Nobel Prize years ago at the Villa Surat." / What a trip I had in the south of France! The visit to Larry's was the high point. . . As you predicted. . . We spent many hours talking about everything from sex to the Tao Te Ching, from wine to Nietzsche’s Sils Maria. . . I'm sending you a couple of photos to give you an idea of the warmth of the visit. / Bert". Three, 3" x 5" colour photos enclosed of Durrell, F.J. Temple & Bert with snappy captions by Bert on the verso: 1 - "Henry / Do you recognize F. J. Temple on the right? He was living with a beautiful young woman on the second floor at Durrell's", 2 – "Sommieres, July 30, 1978 / This photo was taken on the day of my departure. We had hit it off and had been having some good talk. Here, we're all a bit subdued", 3 - "Larry playing the clown! Every time the camera appeared, he would be magically transformed into a buffoon. What a man!" With original mailing envelope on which Miller has written "File". [Frederic-Jacques Temple was born in Montpellier in 1921, where he still resides. Ami et biographe d'Henry Miller, compagnon de voyages et d'écriture de Blaise Cendrars, de Lawrence Durrell ou de Joseph Delteil, FJ Temple est à la fois essayiste, poète et romancier. Friend and biographer of Henry Miller, companion travel and writing by Blaise Cendrars, Lawrence Durrell or Joseph Delteil, FJ Temple is both an essayist, poet and novelist]. Provenance: PBA /The Personal Archive of Henry Miller Part I Fine Modern Literature Thursday, June 26, 1997. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Methuen Handbook of Colour

      London: Eyre Methuen. Hardcover. 0413334007 252 pages. Colour finder card in pocket inside back cover. "... Covers the essentials of colour practice and includes an international dictionary of colours with British Standard equivalents. A universal ready-reference for all whose jobs or recreations involve colour, it now includes names of colours used by British paint manufacturers and colours traditionally associated with the printing ink industry, thus shedding light on the whole field of colour in art and science." - from dust jacket. Moderate wear. Relatively few library markings. Front endpaper removed resulting in narrow opening along front hinge. Light wear to price-clipped dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A worthy copy. . Fair. 1978. Third Edition.

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        Quatrain" from Vingt-deux poèmes by Jean Cassou

      St. Gallen: Erker, 1978. Lithograph. One of 150 hand signed and numbered impressions on Rives. 23.4 x 17.7 cm.; double page size 39.5 x 29 cm. (Lithographed text by Cassou on a facing page.) Part of portfolio, our ID# 07-0191. Inquire about availability of individual prints.

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