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        The Shepherd's Calendar

      London: Paradine [Whittington Press], 1978. [8], 133pp, [3]. Quarter morocco and paper over board, raised bands, spine in six panels, title to second panel, author to third, remaining panels with flower centre pieces, all in gilt, t.e.g., with Richard de Bas hand-made endpapers. Bright and clean, housed in the original, slightly rubbed, slipcase, accompanied by a quarter morocco portfolio containing the artists proofs of the fourteen wood engravings and a glossary of the language used by Clare. The glossary and the larger proof (of the paper design) are slightly browned to edges with a light water-stain to the corner of the proof, the other proofs (of the headers for each of the months) are very good indeed. Copy number ten (of twenty-five) so issued, signed by Lawrence and Randle to limitation leaf to rear. Butcher 33. Signed by Illustrator and Printer. First Thus. Quarter Morocco and Boards. Very Good/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Lawrence, John. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Naissance Des Signes: Trois Eaux-Fortes Originales De Max Papart

      Paris: Michel Bohbot 1978 Paris: Michel Bohbot, 1978 Limited Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Text in French. 12mo. oblong, 15 leaves. A portfolio of prints; #47 of 60 copies, signed by the artist and author. Three color prints, each numbered and signed by Max Papart with tissue guard. An exquisite production, in case printed silver on black cloth, with simple matching slipcase. Green endpaper wrap. A scarce item not in OCLC.. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

      Franklin Library Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1978. First Franklin Library signed limited edition. "Special Message" by Vonnegut for this edition. Illustrated by Alan E. Cober. Gilt-stamped leather-covered baords, all edges gilt, satin pagemarker. Tissue insert for the signed leaf. Issued without dustjacket. 22pp "Notes from the Editors" booklet laid in as issued. Includes the publisher's stiff paper slipcase with gold foil seal and foam packing spine protector. The seal has been lifted and has touch of use at one corner; otherwise the slipcase is in Fine condition. The book is an unread copy in Fine condition. Signed by Author. Hardcover. Illus. by Alan E. Cober. 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
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        Star of The West.

      Oxford: George Ronald 1978.. 8 volumes. pagination as in the original magazines, illustrated, some text in Persian. This reprint of the Star of the West, the first Bahai magazine in the western world contains all the copies from March 1910, the first issue, to March 1924. There were 19 issues a year until 1922 and 12 thereafter. A yearly index was included for the first time in March 1919. Apart from a couple of scratches to the front board of vol. 1 these 8 volumes are in very good condition. They are also heavy, over 8 kilos, which will have postage implications..

      [Bookseller: Saintfield Antiques & Fine Books]
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        Halmstadgruppen 50 år.

      Stiftelsen Halmstadsgruppen. Civilen AB Halmstad 1978-79. 4:o. Rikt illustrerad. 210 s. + bilddel (158) s. Bibliofilupplaga Nr 227 av 310 numrerade exemplar och en HC-upplaga I-L. Samtliga är försedda med konstnärernas signaturer samt med en signerad och numrerad originallitografi i tre färger av Axel Olson. Rött skinnband med skyddsomslag. Helt guldsnitt. Skyddsomslaget något naggat i övre kant och med ett par korta revor. 29 x 25 cm

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        Amazing collection of three signed Joe DiMaggio Yankees publications

      Documents signed (3) "Joe DiMaggio", all measuring approximately 8.5" x 11", comprised of the "New York Yankees 1978 Scorebook & Official Magazine", the "New York Yankees Yearbook 1979", and the "New York Yankees 1981 Official Yearbook". A trio of Joe DiMaggio signed New York Yankees publications, each is signed on an interior page by Joe DiMaggio. Publications are a little rough, with some loose pages and covers, but the "Yankee Clipper" signatures exhibit Mint quality each.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        Medecine Traditionnelle Et Toxicologie Ouest-Sahariennes-Contribution A L'etude De La Pharmacopee Marocaine

      Editions Techniques Nord-Africaines-1978 TRES BON ETAT

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        Korallengärten [SIGNED & INSCRIBED]

      List Verlag München: List Verlag, (1978). First German Edition. Hardcover. vg. Lg. 4to. 223pp. Blue cloth in original dust jacket. Inscribed by author on half-title "Rosemarie Scharmweber herzlich gewidmet Leni Riefenstahl 1981." A delightful book with stunning underwater photography by Leni Riefenstahl. Riefenstahl started scuba diving in her seventies and because of a fear of not being accepted as a student told her diving instructor that she was in her sixties when she signed up to get certified. The book is profusely illustrated with full-and double page color photographs of marine life such as lion and parrot fish, tube sponges, star and fire coral. The pictures were taken off the coast of Kenya, the Red Sea and the Caribbean. Contents also include chapters on how the author was introduced to diving and her experience getting certified. Text in German. Dj in near fine, book in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        The Magic Journey

      Holt Rinehart Winston New York: Holt Rinehart Winston. (1978). First. Uncorrected proof. Fine in wrappers and near fine oversize proof dustwrapper with unprinted flaps and rear panel, with a modest tear and a little wrinkling at the spine ends. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Night Shift ( 1st/1st )

      Doubleday & Company, 1978. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Doubleday & Company, New York 1978. First Edition / First Printing. States First Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Red boards with a cloth spine. Lettered in gold at the spine. Scarce. Book Condition: Very Good-, clean boards, spot at the spine, minor crease at the front board, light shelf wear, residue at the endpaper, dampstain at the fore-edge of the pages and the rear endpaper, light smoke smell, light spots on a few pages in the middle of the book. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine-, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $8.95 at the front flap, light shelf wear, light residue at the verso of the rear endpaper, minor foxing spots at the flaps.

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        Nuit solaire.

      Litography in 4 colours, 1978. 75x55 cm. Number 3 of 250 copies, signed by the artist. With 8 cm margins. Framed in modern silver frame

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        [Screenplay]: The Victim's Tuxedo: Screenplay based on the short story The Corpse Next Door by Cornell Woolrich

      Silver Screen Productions New York: Silver Screen Productions. 1978. Screenplay. Quarto. 77 pages, one page laid in. Bradbound in orange Studio Duplicating Service wrapper. A couple of ink changes in the text, wrappers a little soiled, a very good copy. Laid in is one page photocopied from the screenplay with an ink change, and a note to call a New York literary agent on the verso. A "neo-noir" treatment of the Woolrich story, the film was eventually made in 1980 as Union City, directed by Reichert (a.k.a. Marcus Reichert), as a vehicle for singer Debbie Harry, of the rock group Blondie. An interesting film that didn't achieve the desired effect of catapulting Harry to film stardom, though she continues to appear in films from time to time. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        1978 Topps Baseball Near Mint/Mint Complete Set

      Complete set of 1978 Topps baseball cards, 726 in all. Strong selection with many fresh and glossy cards. Highlights include: #6 Nolan Ryan RB (NM/MT), #20 Pete Rose (NM/MT), #36 Eddie Murray (NM), #100 George Brett (NM/MT), #200 Reggie Jackson (NM/MT), #360 Mike Schmidt (NM/MT), #400 Nolan Ryan (NM/MT), #450 Tom Seaver (EX/MT), #703 Rookie Pitchers including Jack Morris (NM/MT), #707 Rookie Shortstops including Paul Molitor & Alan Trammell (NM/MT), #708 Rookie Catchers including Dale Murphy (NM/MT). Grades overall NM to NM/MT.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        The Stand

      NY: Doubleday. (1978). One of King's early novels published by Doubleday, in a remarkably cheap binding. A massive book -- 823 pages -- which some consider his best. Nonetheless, a larger edition with "restored" text was issued in 1990. This copy is inscribed by King in 1979: "For Ron, with best wishes." Several small stains to page edges; a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a little rubbing and a bit of dampstaining to the base of the spine. We seldom see the early Stephen King novels with contemporary or early inscriptions. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Hokum ( Limited First Edition - Rare Hors-Commerce Limited Edition )

      Sans Souci Press, 1978. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Sans Souci Press, Wellesley Hills, Mass 1978. Limited First Edition. Numbered 68 on the limitation page of 73 Hors-Commerce. Hors-commerce limited edition bound in full natural off white buckram. Antique green dust jacket, endpaper, and slipcase. Title page in green and black. Book Condition: Fine, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover. In the clean original slipcase.

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        Spectral Emanations: New and Selected Poems

      Atheneum New York: Atheneum. 1978. First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. One of 1000 copies printed. The Dedication Copy, nicely Inscribed by the author to his publisher Harry Ford: "To Harry & Kathleen with thanks for everything always, John April 1978." The printed dedication reads "For Harry and Kathleen." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Administrative Behavior: A Study of Decision-Making Processes in Administrative Organization. Preliminary Edition.Chicago: Illinois Institute of Technology, 1945.

      Very rare pre-publication of this hugely influential book which the Royal Swedish Academy cited as "epoch-making" in awarding the 1978 Nobel Prize in Economics to Simon "for his pioneering research into the decision-making process within economic organizations". OCLC locates just one copy of this edition (Yale).<br/><br/> "Influenced by the organizational research that was being conducted in other social sciences economists in the 1930s began to look at the structure of companies and at the decision-making process in an entirely new way. Simon's work was of the utmost importance for this new line of development. In his epoch-making book, <i>Administrative Behavior</i> (1947), and in a number of subsequent works, he described the company as an adaptive system of physical, personal and social components that are held together by a network of intercommunications and by the willingness of its members to cooperate and to strive towards a common goal. What is new in Simon's ideas is, most of all, that he rejects the assumption made in the classic theory of the firm of an omniscient, rational, profit-maximizing entrepreneur. He replaces this entrepreneur by a number of cooperating decision-makers, whose capacities for rational action are limited, both by a lack of knowledge about the total consequences of their decisions, and by personal and social ties. Since these decision-makers cannot choose the best alternative, as can the classic entrepreneur, they have to be content with a satisfactory alternative. Individual companies, therefore, strive not to maximize profits but to find acceptable solutions to acute problems. This might mean that a number of partly contradictory goals have to be reached at the same time. Each decision-maker in such a company attempts to find a satisfactory solution to his own set of problems, taking into consideration how others are solving theirs. <br/><br/> "Simon's theories and observations about decision-making in organizations apply very well to the systems and techniques of planning, budgeting and control that are used in modern business and public administration. These theories are less elegant and less suited to overall economic analysis than is the classic profit-maximizing theory, but they provide greater possibilities for understanding and predictions in a number of areas. They have been used successfully to explain and predict such diverse activities as the distribution of access to information and decision-making within companies, market adjustment to limited competition, choosing investment portfolios and choosing a country in which to establish a foreign investment. Modern business economics and administrative research are largely based on Simon's ideas." (Nobel Press Release). <br/><br/> The first edition was published by Macmillan in 1947; the second, in 1957; the third, in 1976; and the fourth, in 1997. A 1990 article in <i>Public Administration Review</i> named it the "public administration book of the half century" (1940-1990). It was voted the fifth most influential management book of the 20th century in a poll of the Fellows of the Academy of Management. See also the detailed Wikipedia article on the book.. Offset typed leaves (280 x 218 mm) punch bound in metal clasp and stiff old cardboard wrappers (chipped and teared), vi[i] 247 leaves (printed on one side of the sheet, only), verso of title page stamped 'MAR 11 1945'

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        NIHON NO KAIDO^ JAPANESE STREETS

      1978. Fine. SEKINO Junichiro. NIHON NO KAIDO^ JAPANESE STREETS. Tokyo, 1978, Asahi Shimbunsha. #4 of 60 cc. Large square 4to., Red cloth covered boards, black leather spine, with red cloth-covered tied portfolio, all in clasped red clamshell box. The bibligunal text of the book describes Sekino's series, the portfolio contains 3 original signed and numbered (1 of 60cc) prints by the master - one a woodcut, one a copper engraving and the last a stone lithograph. Like new, as published.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company ]
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        William Faulkner: The Cofield Collection

      Yoknapatawpha Press Oxford MS: Yoknapatawpha Press. (1978). First. First edition. Folio. Introduction by Carvel Collins. Fine in a price-clipped, fine dustwrapper that is very lightly rubbed. A wonderful collection of photographs of Faulkner, his friends, family and the surrounding area, kept, and mostly taken by, the local photographer in Oxford. This copy Inscribed by Jack Cofield, editor and co-publisher Lawrence Wells, and the co-publisher Howard G. Duvall, Jr., to noted Faulkner collector Carl Petersen, the inscriptions taking up most of a single page. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        LETTERS TO ALLEN GINSBERG / Lettres a Allen Ginsberg / 1953-1957 [Inscribed]

      Geneva: Editions Claude Givaudan/Am Here Books, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. Original boards with clear mylar jacket, as issued. Near fine with some rubbing and a bit of shelf-soil at extremities. Limited edition, number 131 of 400. Script corrected by James Grauerholz. English and French text on facing pages. Translated into French by Jean Chopin. And though not called for, inscribed and SIGNED by Burroughs to title page. First edition (from a total edition of 1000 in various guises and limitations) of Burroughs&#39; letters to friend and fellow Beat Allen Ginsberg. Gathers letter from the peak of the Beat movement with arguably Burroughs&#39; most important correspondent. Despite its limitation, an surprisingly uncommon book. [Schottlaender G12b].

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Going after Cacciato - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence New York: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Author. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0440029481 . A handsome First Edition/First Printing in Near Fine condition, lightly foxed top edge and sunning to board edges in Fine dust-jacket with minor edgewear. Boldly SIGNED by author Tim O'Brien directly on the half-title page; Some of the chapters in this book appeared previously in such magazines as Esquire, Redbook, and Shenandoah. As Cacciato, pursued by his own comrades, walks out of the jungles of Vietnam -- toward the promise of Paris -- Tim O'Brien portrays both the nightmare of war and a magnificent vision of peace .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why ]
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        The Habit of Being

      Farrar Straus and Giroux New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (1978). First. Uncorrected proof. Edited and with an introduction by Sally Fitzgerald. Fine in wrappers. A nice copy of this splendid collection of letters. Scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Original silkscreened poster: Homenaje A Frida Kahlo...November 2 - December 17, 1978

      San Francisco, 1978. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books ]
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        Betrayal

      H. Karnac Books Ltd. London: H. Karnac (Books) Ltd.. Fine+ in Fine dust jacket; Signed by Author. 1978. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 0413396207 . A most handsome Numbered First Edition/First Printing limited to 150 copies in Very Fine condition in original acetate dust-jacket, SIGNED by author Harold Pinter. Specially bound in attractive red and black cloth with embossed gold lettering; The play begins in the present and moves backward in time, from the end affair between Emma and Jerry to its beginning nine years earlier. In the present, Emma's marriage to Robert is breaking up, and needing someone to talk to, she meets with Jerry who is Robert's best friend. Winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize for literature .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why ]
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        Good Night Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning

      Dial NY: Dial. (1978). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of poems, preceding her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple, and printed in small quantities. Cardstock covers bound with a black tape spine, a format that suggests few were created. Slightly dusty with a small rear corner crease; else fine. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        Mark Boyle&#39;s Journey to the Surface of the Earth. (DELUXE ISSUE)

      Hansjorg Mayer, Stuttgart and London, 1978. The deluxe issue of the first edition, complete with an original Boyle resin cast in presentation case, inscribed by the artist at the base of the frame and collectively housed in a slipcase. Square 4to. 270pp. Black cloth. In fine state with dust wrapper, lightly rubbed at extremities. The limitation of this deluxe issue is not stated, but we have identified no other copies for sale. The cast is inscribed by Boyle to Julian Andrews, head of the Fine Art Department of the British Council and a long-time supporter of his work. Very scarce. A detailed interpretation of Boyle&#146;s ambitious Journey to the Surface of the Earth project, where he and his family set out to recreate in the smallest detail 1000 randomly selected six-foot square sites on the surface of the earth. The work of the Boyle Family represented in numerous public collections with major works in Tate Britain; Stuttgart Staatsgalerie; Los Angeles County Museum; Kunstmuseum Luzern; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum and Museum Moderna Kunst Vienna.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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        DEATH OF A LADY&#39;S MAN

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart,, 1978 Cohen, Leonard. DEATH OF A LADY&#39;S MAN. LONG GALLEY PROOFS. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1978. Tall galleys produced by ACCTEXT, Toronto. 114 unbound 8" 1/2 x 14" sheets representing 138 final pages [ + 3 pages supplied in duplicate]. A very rare state. Few galleys were produced strictly for the publisher&#39;s & author&#39;s use. In near fine condition. [29719] $1750 . 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Night and Day

      London and Boston: Faber and Faber,, 1978. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the jacket that is very slightly tanned to the spine and top edges. First edition, first impression of the hardback issue. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The World According to Garp

      NY: Dutton. (1978). His fourth novel, and his breakthrough book, which went into numerous printings and became a multi-million copy bestseller and a National Book Award winner in its paperback release. Basis for the well-received movie. The first printing of Garp was 35,000 copies -- far larger than any of Irving&#39;s previous novels but far short of any of the books that came later: his next novel, The Hotel New Hampshire, had a 100,000 copy first printing and since then all his books have had first printings well into six figures. Inscribed by the author to a former student of Irving&#39;s at Wyndham College, and although the inscription is not dated it was reportedly signed on the night before publication at a reading in Northampton, Massachusetts. It is hard to remember, but before Garp John Irving was a little-known literary writer, not a major, bestselling author. That he was giving a reading on the night before publication in a town like Northampton, MA, rather than New York City or San Francisco is in keeping with that fact. Foxing to top edge; narrow edge sunning at spine; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a bit of foxing to verso and modest wear to the crown. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Diderot, Encyclopedia: the Complete Illustrations, 1762-1777 - [In 5 Volumes]

      New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1978. 1st Edition. Related item: Includes: L&#39;Encyclope´die, ou Dictionnaire des sciences, des arts et des metiers. Notes: Illustrations to L&#39;Encyclope´die, ou Dictionnaire des sciences, des arts et des metiers, edited by Denis Diderot, and published: Paris: Le Breton, 1751-1777. An exceptional set; finely bound in gilt-blocked aniline calf over buckram boards. Raised bands with uniform tooling to the compartments; slip-case housed. Uncommonly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Literally as new.

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        Diderot Encyclopedia: The Complete Illustrations 1762-1777, 5 Volumes

      New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1978. Hardcover. Good-Plus/No Jacket. Five Volume boxed set. Dark leather spines over light blue cloth bindings measure approx. 4" by 6.75". The cloth covered box is split along one lower edge. Volume I & the index have minor bumps on the top spine edge where they were the outermost volumes in the box. There is also a very faint musty smell from being stored. Overall this is a clean & unmarked set with some light wear from general use. Your order ships by next business day with USPS delivery confirmation.

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        The World According to Garp

      New York: Dutton, 1978.. First edition of the author&#39;s breakthrough novel. Octavo. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author, who has added the final words, "In [The World According to Garp], we are all terminal cases John Irving." A very sharp copy, with a nice inscription.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The World According to Garp (Signed First Edition)

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. His fourth book, the one that finally garnered him the audience he deserved. Made into a terrific movie with Robin Williams and Glenn Close. A tight very near fine copy with a very minor bump to the top front corner in a very near fine dust jacket that has the most minute of wear to the spine ends and a small tear to the top rear corner. Signed by Irving on the half title page. A fresh copy.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The World According to Garp

      New York: Dutton, 1978.. The advance reading copy of the first edition of the author&#39;s breakthrough novel. Octavo. Original wrappers. Signed by the author, who has added the words, "In [The World According to Garp], we are all terminal cases John Irving." A good copy that shows some sunning to the spine, some soiling to the cover and top edge. A nice inscription.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        CHAGALL LITHOGRAPHE VOLUMES I, II, III AND IV + CHAGALL AFFICHES - DELUXE 1978 JAPANESE FIVE VOLUME SET (COMPLETE)

      (CHAGALL, MARC). Cain, Julien, Fernand Mourlot, Charles Sorlier, Robert Marteau, Roger Passeron, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Jean Adhemar & Marc Chagall. CHAGALL LITHOGRAPHE VOLUMES I, II, III AND IV + CHAGALL AFFICHES - DELUXE 1978 JAPANESE FIVE VOLUME SET (COMPLETE). Tokyo: Publishers 2000 Inc., 1978. First Japanese Editions 1/1000. 4to. Illustrated Boards in Slipcase. Catalogues Raisonné. As New/As New. 256 + 244 + 216 + 224 + 232pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in Japanese and French. This is a spectacularly preserved example of the 1978 Japanese five volume set comprised of the first four installments of the catalogue raisonné of the lithographic work plus the raisonné of the posters by the renowned late French (by way of Russia) master of Judaic imagery, Marc Chagall. These first Japanese translations were issued in illustrated white pebble-grained faux leather bindings with printed clear plastic dust jackets - each housed in its own substantial white faux leather ultrasuede-lined slipcase with the title and artwork debossed in gilt. Limited to one thousand sets only, this over the top production retailed for 325,000 yen! The lithographs contained in the original western printings are reproduced here as full-color tipped in plates, but please note that these were issued without any original graphics. They retain all the text of the French language editions augmented with Japanese translations plus captions for each of the entries. The set contains: "Chagall Lithographe: 1922-1957" (originally printed in 1958), Chagall Lithographe II: 1957-1962" (1963), "Chagall Lithographe III: 1962-1968" (1969), "Chagall Lithographe IV: 1969-1973" (1974), and "Les Affiches de Marc Chagall" (1975). A pristine example of this luxe undertaking with each volume numbered 0487 of 1000 and still housed in the publisher&#39;s printed cardboard protective shipping box. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 016269&

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        Kodachrome

      Modena: Biblioteca di Fotografia, (1978). First Edition. Quarto. Introduction by Piero Berengo Gardin in Italian and English. With a bilingual foreword by Ghirri. One of the most important postwar color books; the rough European equivalent to Eggleston, with all the pictures taken in Europe in the 70s (Parr / Badger, v1, 231; Auer 613). Small bumps at the spine ends with the tiniest of tears to both the head and heel of the spine visible at the back panel; still a fresh, near fine copy in illustrated wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        TERRIFIC 4 PAGE ALS FROM BERT MATHIEU May 13th, 1978

      New Haven: Mathieu, May 13th, 1978., 1978 Miller, Henry [Bert Mathieu]. TERRIFIC 4 PAGE ALS FROM BERT MATHIEU May 13th, 1978. Terrific 4 page Als from Miller&#39;s friend [& translator of Miller & Rimbaud], Bert Mathieu, Univ. of New Haven, May 13th 1978 covering a lot of territory. - In part. "My dear Henry / I spoke with Tony on the phone a few days ago and he assured me that everything was OK with regards to the Rimbaud illuminations. I can&#39;t tell you how ecstatically happy it made me to hear you were giving your approval on all counts! You&#39;re a Swedenborgian "Angel" under that gruff exterior, do you know that? And I love you". Bert goes on to discuss the publisher&#39;s aim to produce a perfect book sparing nothing to get the job done. He tells Miller that he&#39;s down somewhat because his French girl, Cecile has had to fly to Nantes because her dad was ill & that she won&#39;t return any time soon so he&#39;ll be joining her at the end of June "when I start my summer-long writing /tramping / research adventure in Provence and Rimbaud&#39;s Charlesville - it is there that I plan to finish my translation of the third Rimbaud book, the early rhymed poems. . . Right there on the banks of the Meuse where he composed the "Bateau ivre". . . I want to visit Nantes because it is the birthplace of my favorite boyhood writer, Jules Verne but I also want to go to Carnac and Mont St. Michel. Needless to say I&#39;ll send you quickie apercus. . . Tony assures me you&#39;re in fine shape. Durrell says you are "ecstatic." Toujours parmi les anges, quoi! / Ma Main amie! / Bert" with the original mailing envelope on which Miller has written: "Tony - Please answer his question. Too tired today to answer him . HM" Provenance: PBA /The Personal Archive of Henry Miller Part I Fine Modern Literature Thursday, June 26, 1997.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents.

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        THE MANY FACES OF JAKE ZEITLIN A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY

      Northridge, CA: Santa Susana Press, 1978.. [2],x,[1],12,[1],[1] leaves, text on rectos only. Quarto (28 x 21.5 cm). Loose sheets, laid into folding cloth portfolio, lettered in gilt. Photographs. Original blockprint by Hans Burkhardt. One margin of blockprint curled (a bit too large for the portfolio), otherwise fine; the tips of the portfolio are rubbed. First edition of this tribute to antiquarian bookman and scholar, Jake Zeitlin, comprised of an introductory text by Ward Ritchie, a foreword by Norman Tanis, twelve original mounted photographs by Amanda Blanco (each numbered and signed on the mount by her), and the print by Burkhardt (numbered and signed). One of thirty-six numbered copies, signed again on the colophon by the photographer, in addition to an unknown number of artist&#39;s proofs.

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