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        A Year of Birds: Poems by Iris Murdoch. Engravings by Reynolds Stone

      (Wiltshire, England): Compton Press, (1978). Two octavo volumes. (14); (12) ff. First edition. One of fifty copies signed by both Murdoch and Stone and accompanied by a full set of numbered and initialed artist's proofs of the engravings. Twelve of Murdoch's short poems, each one titled after a month of the year and illustrated by a Stone engraving. Extremely fine in cloth-backed marbled boards, gilt lettered on the spine. The extra suite of engravings, each individually matted, is housed in a cloth drop-back box, also lettered in gilt on the spine. The whole is enclosed in a matching marbled slipcase. T.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      Palaemon Press, N.P. 1978 - Portfolio containing an 12" x 9" woodcut of Aaron Copland signed in pencil by Ann Carter Pollard and three original broadside poems signed by the authors: James Dickey, Reynolds Price, and Robert Penn Warren Trifle foxing to a few edges, mostly to portfolio's paper edges, but fine

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        Ephemera nr. 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (8 issues out of 12)

      Other Books and So, Amsterdam 1978 - Ephemera, a monthly journal of mail and ephemeral works. Sent from Other Books and So, Herengracht 259, Amsterdam. First and only year of publication 1978. Ephemera no. 3 including Fragment from the original film ¿a book¿, Amsterdam 1972 by Ulises Carrión. Ephemera no. 4 including an original box stamp by Ulises Carrión, Hetty Huisman, Karel Miler, General Idea et al. Ephemera no. 5 including ¿Sculpture¿ by Marinus Boezem, Jeremy Adler (London), overprints by Mekka, Amsterdam, Ulises Carrión at al. Ephemera no. 8 including 3 rubber stamps of John Armleder, an essay by Pawel Petasz and more. Ephemera no. 9 This issue of Ephemera includes ¿Nervo Optico¿ No 10 from Porto Alegre, Brazil ; title: Relatos Urbanos ¿Sociedade Anonima¿, and more. Ephemera no. 10 Special LANGWE JART issue by Gaglione 1940-2040, Anna Banana et al. Ephemera no. 11 Hungary Special. Ephemera no. 12 Brazil Special. This is the last issue of Ephemera (1978) Including works by Claudio Goulart, Silvio Spada, Gilmar E. Cardoso, Alvaro de Sá, Paulo Bruscky, Julio Plaza, Jorge Movrao, title designed by Flavio Pons. Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil-Amsterdam, the Netherlands. More options available. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Johan Deumens Gallery]
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      Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Going After Cacciato

      New York: Delacorte, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Light wear at the dust jacket extremities. Winner of a National Book Award. Signed by the author in an early, legible signature.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Storm Island HB signed 1st UK ed.

       Flat signed by author on the title page, "Best Wishes, Ken Follett." Hardcover 1st Edition/ 1st Printing. Minimal scratches and wear. Fine book in fine jacket. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature. This is the original 1978 Uk edition.  It was released later in the US under the title Eye of the Needle. Comes to you with mylar cover on the jacket, bubble wrapped in cardboard box. Delivery confirmation included at no extra charge. 

      [Bookseller: Elliott Books]
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      Waddington and Tooth Galleries, London,, 1978. 12 pages, xerox and ink, stapled at one corner. Housed in a black cloth slipcase with chemise made by The Chelsea Bindery. Folded once, one margin slightly ragged. Sole Printing. One of just 15 "corrected" copies of the introduction to Hamilton and Roth's joint exhibition, Annotated by both artists and with a jointly made drawing in red and black on the first leaf. Done at the exhibition for the first 15 people through the door.

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

      London:: Sotheby,. 1978.. First edition. Very good condition. 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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Song of Solomon

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1978. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Blue boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. 337pps. A flawless, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is also as new; the original price is intact. A highly presentable copy of the author's third novel, a high-spot of African-American literature. ".In this celebrated novel, Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison created a new way of rendering the contradictory nuances of black life in America. Its earthy poetic language and striking use of folklore and myth established Morrison as a major voice in contemporary fiction. 'Song of Solomon' begins with one of the most arresting scenes in our century's literature: a dreamlike tableau depicting a man poised on a roof, about to fly into the air, while cloth rose petals swirl above the snow-covered ground and, in the astonished crowd below, one woman sings as another enters premature labor. The child born of that labor, Macon (Milkman) Dead, will eventually come to discover, through his complicated progress to maturity, the meaning of the drama that marked his birth. Toni Morrison's novel is at once a romance of self-discovery, a retelling of the black experience in America that uncovers the inalienable poetry of that experience, and a family saga luminous in its depth, imaginative generosity, and universality. It is also a tribute to the ways in which, in the hands of a master, the ancient art of storytelling can be used to make the mysterious and invisible aspects of human life apparent, real, and firm to the touch." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos, comprehensive, can be emailed upon request.. SIGNED by the Author. First U. K. Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Joseph Beuys. Atelier Drakeplatz, Düsseldorf 1978.

      0 - 40,5 x 30,5 cm. Minimale Gebrauchspuren. Joseph Beuys in seinem Atelier am Drakeplatz, Düsseldorf 1978. Schwarz-Weiss Fotografie, Abzug 2003, verso handschriftlich bezeichnet und signiert. Erika Kiffl, geboren 1939 in Karlsbad (heute Tschechien), lebt seit 1951 in Düsseldorf. Seit 1979 als freie Fotografin tätig, zuvor als Artdirektorin. Erika Kiffl hatte bereits in den frühen 60er Jahren begonnen, in der Düsseldorfer Kunstszene aktiv zu fotografieren. Bekannt wurde sie mit ihrem eigenen Blick in die Ateliers der Künstler. Zu diesen Fotoserien erschienen mehrere Publikationen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Inh. Frank Hermann]
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        For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto

      New York: Collier Books. Soft Cover. 0020746903 338 pages. Index. Signed by Murray Rothbard in blue ink upon title page. "Provides a penetrating and enlightening rationale for his approach, and applies the libertarian idea to every aspect of politics." - from back cover. "... A benchmark of how far leftward the right wing of standard brand American politics now stands." - The Washington Post. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Binding sound. . Good. 1978. Revised Edition.

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        Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.. First edition. Original boards. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Manhattan, Koolhaas writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall)." One of the great architectural classics of the second half of the 20th century.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Architettura, Città, Università: disegni

      A notable example with a signed presentation by Giancarlo De Carlo made within the month of publication for Gyorgy Kepes, memorializing their friendship and association. The catalog includes, "Reflections on the Present State of Architecture", the inaugural Thomas Cubitt Lecture given by De Carlo at the Royal Institution, London (1978) and a suite of 37 De Carlo drawings, many to scale designs in double-page reproductions, with also a selection of exploratory works reproduced in white on black paper. This example lacks the 7 pages, laid-in pamphlet with a summary English translation. GIANCARLO DE CARLO: one of the leading architects and city planning theorists of the 20th century. His wide influence extended to his ideas on the future of the city and the inherently socio-political framework of building and the architectural commission. "Architecture's Public (1969) arising out of the ferment of the protests of 1968 with its premise that, "Architecture is too important to be left to architects" and that, "discovery of the user's needs is the prerequisite of the process" is regarded as an essential document regarding the reform and evolution of architecture. Much of his built work is in the city of Urbino and based on his 1958-64 master plan, implemented over the next several decades.  In 1968 when De Carlo curated the 14th Milan Triennale, Kepes was one of the artists chosen from the United States and exhibited his notable light work, "A Light Corridor". KEPES [1906-2001]: born in Hungary, emigrated to the United States by way of Berlin and London. A notable light artist, he first became known for photograms that often explored his fascination with optical phenomena and contributed to what is considered the first major kinetic art work, the 'Light Space Modulator', principally created by Moholy-Nagy (1923-30). At the invitation of Moholy-Nagy he came to Chicago as head of the Department of Light and Color at the New Bauhaus School before accepting a teaching job at Brooklyn College and then coming to MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he would live and work for the rest of his life. Kepes wrote the landmark book, "Language of Vision" (1944) and also the influential essay on light art, "Light as a Creative Medium". He had a great influence on technology artists through his teaching and writing and was the founder of the Center for Advanced Studies (CAVS) at MIT, established to find ways to bring art and technology closer. Kepes was one of the first recipients of the Leonardo Award for the use of new media in art. AVAILABILITY: Very Scarce and a worldwide search for this important De Carlo catalog finds 27 holdings, all at leading institutions (including in the United States, Harvard, Columbia, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley). EDITION NOTE: printed by Alinea Editrice on heavy paper stock, the only edition and format of the exhibition catalog. FORMAT: Publisher's charcoal & gray pictorial wrappers. CONDITION DETAIL: covers with a few instances of trace wear, otherwise Fine. SIZE: 309 x 239 mm (12.17 x 9.41 inches). PAGINATION: Lacks the pamphlet of 7 pages with a summary English translation; confirmed complete in the original Italian with all illustrations, 80 pages with 60 illustrations, many double-page. 3 preliminary leaves including a full-page b/w portrait photograph of De Carlo and a double-page De Carlo drawing; pages 7-25, with three texts, the principal one, a De Carlo essay, translating as, "Reflections on the Present State of Architecture" with 21 b/w illustrations in the text; pp. 26-79, a suite of 37 remarkable De Carlo, architectural drawings, many to scale and double-page, and p. 80, the printing information. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1978). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine and unusual. Beautifully bound in full blue leather with gilt decorations. There were 2500 SIGNED numbered copies issued by this publisher in this binding, but this is the first copy we have come across that uses the SIGNED limitation page without a number that was used in the clothbound issue of the book.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Gunslinger, The Way Station, the Oracle and the Mountains, The Slow Mutants, The Gunslinger and the Dark Man (The Dark Tower) Gunslinger, The Way Station, the Oracle and the Mountains, The Slow Mutants, The Gunslinger and the Dark Man (The Dark Tower)

      Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1978. Paperback. Like New. Each issue about Fine. In March 1970, while a senior at the University of Maine, Stephen King began writing what would turn out to be his Magnum Opus on bright green sheets of paper. The five parts that constitute The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger were originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction: "The Gunslinger" (October 1978); "The Way Station" (April 1980); "The Oracle and the Mountains" (February 1981); "The Slow Mutants" (July 1981); "The Gunslinger and the Dark Man" (November 1981). ----- This set includes all five installments of The Gunslinger, and constitutes the true first edition of this work with textual differences from the Grant published version. Also, each installment includes never since published sumarries by King as well as his hypothesis of where the story is heading. Each issue is in About Fine condition. No subscription labels. October 1978 issue has very faint spine crease, but spine remains sharp and square. Some instances of light rubbing, but overall the issues are sharp and new-looking. A truly special offering. Comes housed in custom made slipcase. -- The Gunslinger is a novel by American author Stephen King, and is the first volume in the Dark Tower series, which King considers to be his magnum opus. The story centers upon "the gunslinger", who has been chasing after his adversary, "the man in black", for many years. Chronicled is the gunslinger's quest through a large desert, and then a mountain, in search of the man. Along the way, he encounters various people, among them a boy named Jake, who is from another world. ----- The novel was inspired by the poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" by Robert Browning, which King read as a sophomore at the University of Maine. King explains that he "played with the idea of trying a long romantic novel embodying the feel, if not the exact sense, of the Browning poem.

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Archive]
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        12 Original Watercolors of Mostly Aviation Subjects

      A suite of 12 original watercolors by the well-known illustrator, Alfred Owles. These are being sold together since they are obviously a series intended originally to illustrate a calendar. Whether or not such a calendar was ever issued has been impossible to discover, despite extended research. The paintings are signed by Owles, but not dated. They are probably from the 1950s or 60s. Owles was famous for his aviation and WWII illustrations, which appeared as illustrations for short stories and articles, as well as on covers, of numerous magazines through the 1940s and on into the 60s. He also had several one-man shows and he taught at an art school in San Francisco. He died in 1978. His aviation illustrations are most highly prized. He did a series for Standard Oil Co. that they used in their magazine ads. He was also an early aerial photographer (WWI), which gave him a powerful sense of aircraft in action and great verisimilitude in his artwork. The theme of these 12 large paintings is primarily aviation firsts, including first trans-Atlantic flight (The Spirit of St. Louis is depicted flying over a choppy sea), first airmail delivery, first balloon ascent, and others. Three of the paintings are not directly aviation. What is apparently the 'October' image is of what one presumes to be the Santa Marie (Columbus's flagship when he - ahem - discovered America, as they say), the Mayflower (for November), and December's image is Jesus preaching in a temple with doves flying above Him. (It would have been more aviation-themed if Owles had painted Santa Claus and his sleigh, but perhaps he lacked my sense of humor…..) Although there is no publishing history for these that I can discover, there are registration marks in the margins, which indicate that they may have been so used. A couple of paintings have a little soil in the image, something that could be cleaned by an expert. They are various sizes, from about 19 X 20" to about 22 x 25", in watercolor on artboard. Additional photos are available upon request. . Original Artwork. Very Good Condition. Illus. by Alfred Owles . Stored.

      [Bookseller: The Prints & The Paper]
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        Signed Original Band rider contracts, Sex Pistols American Tour, 1978

      Glitterbest, Inc.,1978. Three A4 sized rider contracts between Stone City Attractions and Malcolm McLaren's management company, Glitterbest, and signed by three of the individual members of the Sex Pistols. All are dated January 4th1978. The band members have each signed one of the contracts in black ball point pen. Johnny Rotten has signed using his real name, John Lydon. Sid Vicious has also signed using his real name, John Beverly. The third signed by Steve Jones. The contracts relate toamong other things; backstage security, approval of support artists, band's exit from the stage must be concealed from the view of the audience, sound and light check specifications and request for cold beer, a platter of meat, cheese & fruit, fruit juices and towels for the stage. ---- The Sex pistols Ill-fated final tour was due to start in the North of the U.S in late december 1977 but due to problems getting work permits and visa's, because of some band members criminal records, the first dates were cancelled and in the end the band only played 7 dates of the tour, starting on January 5th. --- Stone City Attractions were promotors for two of the venues that were played, Both in Texas; Randy's Rodeo in San Antonio, which the band played on 8th January 1978, & Longhorn Ballroom, Dallas, played on January 10th. These contracts are for either, or possibly both, of those dates. The tour famously finished in San Francisco on January 14th, with the band playing a cover of The Stooges "No Fun" as encore and Lydon sneering "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?. Good Night" before leaving the stage. The band split up three days later. :

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Tottenham Boys We Are Here

      London:: Paul Wombell,, 1978.. First edition.. Oblong 4to. (8.5 x 11.75 inches). Unpaginated. B/w photo illusts. Printed card wrappers. Covers and contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. No creases to spine or covers. A Fine copy. Produced by Paul Wombell 1976-1978. The first photo book to look at football supporters, much imitated in recent years. A cult book of mythic status. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Dorchester Days

      [Wollaston, Mass.]: Many Voices Press, [1978]. First edition. 4to. Postscript by Dorothea Lynch. 77 b/w photographs. Original photographically illustrated wrappers. Light wear to covers, crease to rear wrapper at lower corner. Parr/Badger II, p. 30 ("an angry, bitter book"); Open Book 320; Auer 610 . Richards' grimy portrait of his child-hood home, the working-class Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Inscribed, "Eugene Richards / Tired in Maine / Oct 24, 1981"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Café Lehmitz

      Munich: Schirmer/Mosel,, 1978. Text von Roger Anderson. Quarto. Printed card wrappers, as issued. With the original glassine wrapper. Black and white photographs in the text throughout. Card wrappers partially toned, and title page creased, but an excellent copy with a few small tears to the glassine. First edition, first printing of Petersens most significant work, the result of a three year project in which the photographer captured the lives of the denizens of a Hamburg bar. It is regarded as a seminal work in the development of European photography for its intimacy. Petersen himself said that "the people at the Café Lehmitz had a presence and a sincerity that I myself lacked. It was okay to be desperate, to be tender, to sit all alone or share the company of others. There was a great warmth and tolerance in this destitute setting.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Listening Woman (Uncorrected Proof, signed)

      New York: Harper and Row, 1978. First Edition. 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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Los años sin excusa. Memorias II

      Barral Editores, Barcelona 1978 - Libro dedicado por el autor a su amigo Jaime Gil de Biedma que dice "Para Jaime, este ejemplar simbolicamente numerado (2). Con la vieja camaradería de Carlos. Enero 1977 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Tres Vegas]
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        The Snow Leopard [Inscribed Association Copy]

      NY: Viking. (1978). His National Book Award-winning volume, inscribed by Matthiessen in 1979 to an author who had previously won a National Book Award for fiction. Cloth mottled, foxing to edges of text block; a very good copy in a very good, mildly spine-faded dust jacket with a closed gouge to the lower front panel. A nice association copy. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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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' letters to friend and fellow Beat Allen Ginsberg. Gathers letter from the peak of the Beat movement with arguably Burroughs' most important correspondent. Despite its limitation, an surprisingly uncommon book. [Schottlaender G12b].

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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      New York: Viking Press. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0670653748 . Very Good in a Very Good glassine dust jacket. Top edge gilt in silver. One of 199 limited edition copies printed and bound for friends of the author and publisher. ; 9.40 X 6.40 X 1.40 inches; 338 pages .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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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.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Birds; Luke Clennell Bewick Apprentice; John Bewick; Thomas Bewick A Commemoration. Four Volumes in slipcases

      Newcastle upon Tyne: David Esslemont. Fine condition with grey slipcase. 1978. Limited Editions. Quarter-leather covers with marbled boards and gilt titles. 250mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). Wood-block engravings. Scotch Roman Type. BFK Rives Velin Cuve paper. Printed on a Columbian Press by hand on dampened paper. Published 1978 - 1984. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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      Franklin Press. Near Fine. 1978. Hardcover. Nearly Fine Condition! SIGNED! Full genuine leather with decorative paper end papers, and hand signed by the author. Our Promise to You: ALL OUR DUST JACKETS COME WITH CLEAR BRODART PROTECTIVE COVERS. (Please read listing to determine if this book comes with a dust jacket.) Your order will be CAREFULLY PACKAGED IN A BOX for safe transition. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction!; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Sleepless Nights

      New York: Congreve, 1978 Hardcover SIGNED. First U.S. edition. Very Good minus cloth-bound hardcover with light wear along the bottom edges of the boards, a light bump to the crown, a couple of forms starting and rub-off to a couple of the pages in a Very Good dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Introduction by Edward Behr. 152 pages; full-page b&w and color plates throughout; 8 x 10.75 inches. SIGNED BY NEWTON on the dedication page. Helmut Newton's (1920-2004) second book.

      [Bookseller: A&D Books]
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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      Edinburgh & London. William Blackwood & Sons., 1978 Bound in original publishers cloth with 16 page catalogue. Unrestored with very minimal fading and wear, just slightly cocked. Gilted spine a bit dulled. Internally some light scattered foxing, former owner's bookplate, otherwise a very handsome copy.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Von Lotto Bis Tekke: Seltene Orientteppiche Aus Vier Jahrhunderten

      Munich: Eberhart Herrmann. Very Good; 8.5 x 12 Hardback in Very Good condition. Bumped corners. Minor . edgewear.. 1978. Hardcover. Illustrated by 114 color plates; GWO 533. Vol. #1 of what was to become a 10 volume series of glorious rugs procured annually by a famed German dealer.; 1.5; 170pp.; English translation. Little technical information. .

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        12 Original Watercolors of Mostly Aviation Subjects

      A suite of 12 original watercolors by the well-known illustrator, Alfred Owles. These are being sold together since they are obviously a series intended originally to illustrate a calendar. Whether or not such a calendar was ever issued has been impossible to discover, despite extended research. The paintings are signed by Owles, but not dated. They are probably from the 1950s or 60s. Owles was famous for his aviation and WWII illustrations, which appeared as illustrations for short stories and articles, as well as on covers, of numerous magazines through the 1940s and on into the 60s. He also had several one-man shows and he taught at an art school in San Francisco. He died in 1978. His aviation illustrations are most highly prized. He did a series for Standard Oil Co. that they used in their magazine ads. He was also an early aerial photographer (WWI), which gave him a powerful sense of aircraft in action and great verisimilitude in his artwork. The theme of these 12 large paintings is primarily aviation firsts, including first trans-Atlantic flight (The Spirit of St. Louis is depicted flying over a choppy sea), first airmail delivery, first balloon ascent, and others. Three of the paintings are not directly aviation. What is apparently the 'October' image is of what one presumes to be the Santa Marie (Columbus's flagship when he - ahem - discovered America, as they say), the Mayflower (for November), and December's image is Jesus preaching in a temple with doves flying above Him. (It would have been more aviation-themed if Owles had painted Santa Claus and his sleigh, but perhaps he lacked my sense of humor…..) Although there is no publishing history for these that I can discover, there are registration marks in the margins, which indicate that they may have been so used. A couple of paintings have a little soil in the image, something that could be cleaned by an expert. They are various sizes, from about 19 X 20" to about 22 x 25", in watercolor on artboard. Additional photos are available upon request. . Original Artwork. Very Good Condition. Illus. by Alfred Owles . Stored.

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        Metropolitan Opera Fine Art

      NY: Metropolitan Opera Association and Circle Gallery Ltd, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. cream cloth portfolio with three ties. Very good./No Dust Jacket. One text page, description of contents. 78 x 59 cm., size of posters and portfolio. Limited edition, copy IV of XXV of the Deluxe Edition. "A collection of original graphic works by eight renowned contemporary artists," presenting their graphic interpretations, posters of eight distinguished operas -- Antonio Clave (Carmen): five color embossed intaglio print on hand-made Japanese paper; Leonor Fini (Tristan und Isolde): twelve color serigraph on hand-made Japanese paper; Richard Lindner (Der Rosenkavalier): twenty two color lithograph on hand-made Japanese paper; Marino Marini (La Traviata): eleven color lithograph editioned at Mourlot on Rives Moulin de Gue; Andre Masson (Don Giovanni): nine color lithograph editioned at Mourlot on Rives Moulin de Gue; Larry Rivers (Madama Butterfly): mixed media print of eight colors in lithography and three colors in serigraphy on hand-made Japanese paper; Paul Wunderlich (Aida): five color lithograph on BFK Rives paper; and Jamie Wyeth (La Boheme): sixteen color lithograph on BFK Rives paper. Each print numbered and by the artist in pencil, lower right corner, and carries the Metropolitan Opera chop mark at lower right of print. Modest soiling, mostly at back cover.

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      (RUSCHA, EDWARD) (WEINER, LAWRENCE). Ruscha, Edward & Lawrence Weiner. HARD LIGHT - SIGNED BY ED RUSCHA. Signed by Edward Ruscha. Los Angeles: Self-Published, 1978. First Edition 1/3560. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artists' Book. Fine. np (120pp), 65 b&w illustrations. This is Edward Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner's collaborative, photographically illustrated narrative starring Ed's pals Shelly Chamberlain, Suzanne Chandler, and Susan Haller. A glossy, pristine copy (entry B17 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999") of Ruscha's final self-published artist's book of the sixties and seventies BOLDLY SIGNED "Ed Ruscha" in black marker on the front free endpaper. 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. Inventory Number: 022173&

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        Yoko My Love

      Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, (1978). Fine in a bright, very close to fine jacket, a little foxed at the verso, but with none of the endemic sunning to the spine.. First Edition (the second edition of this book published in 1979 is more common). Small square quarto. 1000 copies printed. The seventh book of the Asahi Sonorama Series, which published works by all the leading Japanese photographers of the time. Images of Araki's wife, Yoko, the subject of many his books.

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        Waga Ai, Yoko / Yoko My Love

      Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover.. Near Fine/Near Fine. Square 8vo 120pp. Black boards in printed dustwrapper. Numerous Black & White plates. Text in Japanese. A little sunned towards the spine. One of 1000 copies. More images available on request. One of Araki's more famous books, published by Asahi in an edition of 1000 copies. The subject of the book is Araki's wife, Yoko. Very beautiful.

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        Slaughterhouse-Five : Or, the Children's Crusade : a Duty-Dance with Death - [A Limited Ed. / Illustrated by Alan E. Cober]

      Franklin Center, Pa. : Franklin Library, 1978. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 173 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945--Fiction. "Privately printed, limited and individually signed by the author. " "Notes from the editors" (22 p. ) in pocket. Fine copy in the original elaborately gilt-tooled full leather. The classic FL design. An exceptional example; corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. All edges gilt. Still in the sealed stiff-card presentation case.

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      London: Rainbow Press, 1978,. 1st edition, limited (1/200) numbered and signed, full leather binding, with publisher's felt lined cloth covered slipcase. Prior ownership signature of British poet and novelist, Martin Booth, who frequently published the poetry of Ted Hughes at his Sceptre Press. A wonderful collection of 63 new poems illustrated with an original drawing by Leonard Baskin. Additionally, laid in is a copy of the original prospectus. This handsome volume was printed on Italian paper using Bodoni types at the John Roberts Press in London, and bound in full calf by Zaehnsdorf. The top edge is gilt, with untrimmed fore and bottom edges. The tasteful patterned end pages are hypnotic. Award winning Hughes served as the Poet Laureate of Great Britain until his death in 1998. A wonderful presentation of fine poetry and book arts, with an unparalleled historically significant ownership association. Fine condition.

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      Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1978.. Large quarto. Three quarter morocco and boards by G. Parrot. illustrations and tipped- in specimens. About fine, with prospectus laid in. First edition. One of two hundred numbered copies printed in Van Dijck types on Ingres- Büttenpapier by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press, and signed by Weimann. Illustrated with twenty-two specimens of original hand-marbled papers by Weimann, researched over two years and perfected by him for inclusion here as examples of the craft. TAYLOR & MORRIS B11.

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        Birds of the Australian Swamps Volume 1 Grebes - Cormorants and Volume 2 Herons - Spoonbills [I,II,one,two]

      Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1978. Two Volumes. Published in 1978 and 1981. Three quarters leather over cream cloth boards, with gilt titles and edging and gilt birds on front cover. Numbered 88 of a limited edition of 500 signed copies. Foreword by R H Green. Glorious full-page illustrations accompany the text, extensive photos are available and tell the story far better than any words. Overweight, extra postage may be required outside Australia.. Numbered. Three-Quarter Leather. Fine. Illus. by Frank Thomson Morris . Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        Landmarks of Finance and Economics

      np np: np. 1st Edition. Fine. A fascinating and deep collection of milestone papers in finance and economics, with a strong emphasis on Nobel Prize winning work. Contained in 21 boxed items, with most boxes containing several works. Most items are in their original wrappers in excellent condition; please inquire for full condition description. The boxed groupings included: 1. Landmark Theories of Decision Making (Nobels 1978 and 2002): "Exposition of a New Theory on the Measurement of Risk" by Daniel Bernoulli (Econometrica 22 No. 1 pp. 23 - 36, January 1954); "An Essay towards solving a problem in the doctrine of chances" By Thomas Bayes (Biometrika 45, 1958); "Le comportement de l'homme rationnel devant le risque: critique des postulats et axiomes de l'école Américaine" by Maurice Allais (Econometrica 21 No. 4 pp. 503 - 546, October 1953); "A behavioral model of rational choice" by Herbert A. Simon (Quarterly Journal of Economics 69, 1955); "Rational choice and the structure of the environment" Herbert A. Simon (Psychological Review 63, 1956); and "Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision under Risk" by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky (Econometrica 47 No. 2 pp. 263 - 292, March 1979). Landmark papers on decision making: (1) Expected Utility: First English translation of of Daniel Bernoulli's 1738 paper introducing "expected utility theory." (2) Bayes' Theorem: Reprint of Bayes' 1763 paper that describes the most comprehensive early theory of decision-making. (3) The Allis Paradox: This paper by Nobel Laureate Maurice Allis found that many decisions do not agree with the predictions of expected utility theory, indicating the need for other theories. (4) Bounded Rationality: Two papers by Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon proposing how decision making varies from the ideal because of "real world" constraints like information availability, cognitive power, and time. (5) Prospect Theory: Nobel Lauerates Kahneman and Tversky explain non utility-maximizing decisions by noting (and determining the implications of) the fact that people are more sensitive to losses than gains and to how an outcome differs from a reference level such as the status quo than to an absolute outcome. 2. Ramsey Optimal Growth Model: "A Mathematical Theory of Saving" (Economic Journal 38 No. 152 pp. 543 - 559, December 1928). Frank Ramsay, who died prior to his 27th birthday, made 3 landmark contributions to economics. One (this paper) was his famous "optimal growth" model - which has since become known as the "Ramsey model" - one of the earliest applications of the calculus of variations to economics. Samuelson called it "A strategically beautiful application of the calculus of variations." In it Ramsey determined the optimal amount an economy should invest (save) rather than consume so as to maximize utility, or in Ramsey's words: "How much of its income should a nation save?" 3. Theory of Rational Expectations (Nobel 1995): "The Predictability of Social Events" by Emile Grunberg & Franco Modigliani (Journal of Political Economy 62 No. 6, December 1954); "Rational Expectations and the Theory of Price Movements" by John F. Muth (Econometrica 29 No. 3, July 1961); and "Expectations and the Neutrality of Money" (Journal of Economic Theory 4 No. 2 pp.103 - 124, April 1972). "Rational expectations" is the economic theory describing how predictions of events influence behavior. For example, the expected level of inflation influences negotiations between workers and their employers, and the value of a share of stock is driven by expectations of future income from that stock. Rational expectations theory is the basis for the efficient market hypothesis. Grunberg and Modigliani provided the intellectual underpinnings for the rational expectations theory in their 1954 paper. In his 1961 paper, John Muth named the theory of rational expectations and proposed how to model it. In 1972, Robert Lucas published his major investigation into the implications of rational expectations. Lucas was awarded the 1995 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science "for having developed and applied the hypothesis of rational expectations, and thereby having transformed macroeconomic analysis and deepened our understanding of economic policy". 4. Life Cycle Hypothesis of Saving and Consumption (Nobel 1985): "Utility analysis and the consumption function: an interpretation of cross-section data" by Franco Modigliani and Richard H. Brumberg (Post-Keynesian Economics pp. 388-436) and "The 'life-cycle' hypothesis of saving: aggregate implications and tests" by Albert Ando and Franco Modigliani (American Economic Review 53 No.1, pp. , March 1963). Franco Modigliani, with Richard Brumberg and Albert Ando, formulated the Life-cycle Theory of Saving and Consumption This theory predicts that that savings rate depends on the age of consumers, and hence on the demographic structure of society. This theory replaced Keynes's 'fundamental psychological law' of saving, according to which the marginal and average propensities to save grow as income rises. Modigliani was awarded the 1985 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics "for his pioneering analyses of saving and of financial markets" (these two papers plus a later paper with Merton Miller also in this collection). 5. Congestion Pricing (Nobel 1996): "A proposal for revising New York's subway fare structure" (Operations Research 3 No. 1 pp. 38 - 68, February 1955). Nobel Laureate William Vickrey (Economics, 1996) is considered to be the father of congestion pricing, as he first proposed it for the New York City Subway system in 1952. Congestion pricing is the use of pricing mechanisms to reduce usage during periods of peak demand. It has been widely used by telephone and electric utilities, metros, railways and autobus services, and is being proposed for highways. This is the first published account of Vickrey's proposal. 6. Modigliani - Miller Theorem: Value, Capital Structure and Dividend Policy (Nobel 1985 and 1990). "The Cost of Capital, Corporate Finance and the Theory of Investment" By Merton Miller (American Economic Review 48 No. 3 pp. 261-297, 1958); "Dividend Policy, Growth, and the Valuation of Shares" By Franco Modigliani and Merton Miller (The Journal of Business 34 No. 4, October 1961); and "The Modigliani-Miller Propositions after Thirty Years" by Franco Modigliani (Journal of Economic Perspectives 2 No. 4 pp. 99-120, 1989). This work, also known as the "Modigliani-Miller Theorem," demonstrates that a firm's market value is independent of its capital structure and dividend policy. The 1958 dealt with capital structure, the 1961 paper extended the theory to dividend policy, and the 1989 paper describes the impact of this work. Modigliani was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1985 and Miller in 1990, with both awards recognizing this work. 7. Theory of the Economics of Information (Nobel 1982): "The economics of information" (Journal of Political Economy 69 No. 3 213 - 225, June 1961); and "Information in the labor market" (Journal of Political Economy 70 No. 5 Part II pp. 94 - 105, October 1962). George Stigler was awarded the 1982 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science "for his seminal studies of industrial structures, functioning of markets and causes and effects of public regulation" in which his theory of information and search (these papers) figured prominently. The theory of perfect competition implies a single price for goods or resources of homogeneous quality, but in reality large variances are the norm because of the difficulty and cost of obtaining information. As a result, market equilibrium will be characterized by a distribution of prices (or wages) whose variance is related to the cost of searching for information. Note: the second issue included here also contains an important early paper by Nobel Laureate Gary S. Becker, titled "Investment in Human Capital: A Theoretical Analysis." 8. Auction Theory (Nobel 1996): "Counterspeculation, auctions, and competitive sealed tenders" by William Vickrey (Journal of Finance 16 No. 1 pp. 8 - 31, March 1961) and "A Theory of Auctions and Competitive Bidding" by Paul Milgrom and Robert Weber (Econometrica 50 No. 5 pp. 1089 - 1112, September 1982). Vickrey's paper was the first to use game theory to explain the dynamics of auctions and derive auction equilibria. His revenue equivalence theorem remains the centrepiece of modern auction theory. Vickrey was awarded the 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his "fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information" (the auction paper). Milgrom and Weber's paper further advances auction theory by describing a "general symmetric model" of auctions that does not assume that the values of the bidders are symmetric as did Vickrey. They are able to demonstrate that auction types rank differently in their ability to generate high prices depending on assumptions of how individual bidders differ with respect to values, risk aversion and the like. The FCC used this information to pick an English auction for its very successful spectrum auctions in the 1990s. 9. Experimentation in Economic Analysis (Nobel 2002): "An experimental study of competitive market behavior" (Journal of Political Economy 70 No. 2 pp. 111-137, April 1962). Pioneering paper on controlled experimentation in economics. Smith was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 "for having established laboratory experiments as a tool in empirical economic analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms" (this paper). 10. Capital Asset Pricing Model (Nobel 1990): "Capital asset prices. A theory of market equilibrium under conditions of risk" by William F. Sharpe (Journal of Finance 19 issue 3 pp. 425 - 442, September 1964); "The Valuation of Risk Assets and the Selection of Risky Investments in Stock Portfolios and Capital Budgets" by John Lintner (Review of Economics and Statistics 47 No. 1 pp. 13-27, February 1965); "Security Prices, Risk, and Maximal Gains from Diversification" by John Lintner (Journal of Finance 20 No. 4 pp. 587 - 615, December 1965) "Equilibrium in a Capital Asset Market" by Jan Mossin (Econometrica 34 No. 4, pp. 768-783, October 1966); "Risk, Return and Equilibrium. Some Clarifying Comments" by Eugene Fama (Journal of Finance 23 No. 1 pp. 29 - 40, March 1968). The capital asset pricing model (CAPM) is used to determine a theoretically appropriate required rate of return of an asset, given that asset's non-diversifiable risk (also known as systematic risk or market risk). The model takes into account the asset's sensitivity to non-diversifiable risk, often represented by the quantity beta (β) in the financial industry, as well as the expected return of the market and the expected return of a theoretical risk-free asset. The first four papers developed CAPM and the paper by Eugene Fama resolves the apparent conflicts between Lintner and Sharpe's measures of risk. The only other major work on CAPM (by Jack L. Traynor) was not published until 1990, and then only as part of a textbook on the topic. Sharpe shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1990 for his paper. 11. The Efficient Market Hypothesis: "The Behavior of Stock Market Prices" (Journal of Business 38 No. 1, January 1965); "Random Walks in Stock Market Prices" (Financial Analysts Journal 21, September-October 1965); and "Efficient Capital Markets. A Review of Theory and Empirical Work" (Journal of Finance 25 No. 2, May 1970). The Efficient-Market hypothesis asserts that financial markets are "informationally efficient," or that prices on traded assets (e.g., stocks, bonds, or property) already reflect all known information, and instantly change to reflect new information. According to this theory, it is impossible to consistently outperform the market by using any information that the market already knows, except through luck. The efficient-market hypothesis was developed by Professor Eugene Fama at the University of Chicago through his published Ph.D. thesis and follow on work. This offering contains the thesis, a simplified explanation of the thesis published shortly thereafter, and further development of the hypothesis specifying multiple levels of efficiency. 12. First Evidence in Support of Index Funds: "The Performance of Mutual Funds in the Period 1945-1965" Journal of Finance 23 No. 2 pp. 389 - 416, May 1968). This is the first analysis to show that managed mutual funds perform less well than a "buy the market and hold" strategy. This finding led to the creation of index funds. 13. The Effect of Information on Stock Prices: "The Adjustment of Stock Prices to New Information" (International Economic Review 10 No. 1 pp. 1 - 21, February 1969). First study of the impact of new information on stock prices. The paper also introduced the analytical methodology now called "event analysis" or "event-time analysis" that has become the standard for measuring the impact of new information on stock prices. "..The single most important break-through in our understanding of how stock prices react to new information." (Joel Stern) 14. The Investment Portfolio Problem: "Lifetime Portfolio Selection under Uncertainty: the Continuous-Time Case" (Review of Economics and Statistics 51 no. 3, pp. 247-257, August 1969). Robert Merton (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 1997) formulated and solved the investment strategy problem faced by an individual who has to decide how much to consume, how much to invest and how to allocate the investments between stocks and risk-free assets so as to maximize expected lifetime utility. Note: The issue also contains "Lifetime Portfolio Selection by Dynamic Stochastic Programming" by Paul A. Samuelson (pp. 239-246). 15. Information Assymetry (Nobel 2001): "The Market for Lemons: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism" (Quarterly Journal of Economics 84 pp. 488 - 500, August 1970). First paper to address the problem of "information asymmetry" that occurs when the seller knows more about a product than the buyer. This paper is one of the most-cited papers in modern economic theory (more than 5,800 citations as of July 2009) Akerlof shared the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his research related to asymmetric information" (this paper). 16. The Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model (Nobel 1997): "The Pricing of Options and Corporate Liabilities" by Fischer Black and Myron Scholes (Journal of Political Economy 81, 1973) and "Theory of Rational Option Pricing" by Robert C. Merton (Bell Journal of Economics and Management Science 4, 1973). Modern option pricing techniques are the most mathematically complex of all applied areas of finance. Most of the models and techniques employeed by today's analysts are rooted in the "Black-Scholes option pricing model" developed by Fischer Black, Myron Scholes and Robert Merton in 1973. Scholes and Merton shared the 1997 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for this work. Fischer Black had passed away before the award and so was not eligible. 17. Arbitrage Pricing Theory: "The Arbitrage Theory of Capital Asset Pricing" (Journal of Economic Theory 13 No. 3 pp. 341 - 360, December 1976) and "An empirical investigation of the arbitrage pricing theory" (Journal of Finance 35 No. 3 pp. 1073 - 1103, December 1980). The Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT), is the most influential alternative to CAPM. The APT differs from the CAPM in that it is less restrictive in its assumptions. It allows for an explanatory (as opposed to statistical) model of asset returns. It assumes that each investor will hold a unique portfolio with its own particular array of betas, as opposed to the identical "market portfolio." the APT can be viewed as a "supply-side" model, since its beta coefficients reflect the sensitivity of the underlying asset to economic factors. In contrast, CAPM, is a "demand side" model. Its results, although similar to those of the APT, arise from a maximization of each investor's utility function (investors are considered to be the "consumers" of the assets). The first paper by Stephen Ross introduces APT and the second paper by Ross and Richard Roll evaluates the theory. 18. Economic Theory of Human Behavior (Nobel 1992): "Investment in Human Capital: A Theoretical Analysis" (Journal of Political Economy 70 No. 5, Part 2 Supplement pp. 9-49. October 1962); "A Theory of the Allocation of Time" (The Economic Journal 75 No. 299 pp. 493- 517, September 1965); "Crime and Punishment: An Economic Approach" (Journal of Political Economy 76 Issue 2 pp. 169 - 217, March-April 1968); "On the Interaction between the Quantity and Quality of Children" (Journal of Political Economy 81 No. 2 Part II pp. S279 - S288, March-April 1973); "A Theory of Marriage: Part I" (Journal of Political Economy 81 No. 4 pp. 813 - 846, July-August 1973); "A theory of Marriage: Part II" (Journal of Political Economy 82 No. 2 Part II pp. S11 - S26, March-April 1974); "A Theory of Social Interactions" (Journal of Political Economy 82 issue 6 pp. 1063-1093, 1974); and "An Economic Analysis of Marital Instability" (Journal of Political Economy 85 No 6 pp. 1141 - 1187, December 1977). Gary Becker was awarded the 1992 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics "for having extended the domain of microeconomic analysis to a wide range of human behaviour and interaction, including nonmarket behaviour." According to the Nobel committee: "Gary Becker has carried out an even more radical extension of the applicability of economic theory in his analysis of relations among individuals outside of the market system." "Instead of an analysis in terms of the traditional dichotomy between work and leisure, Becker's model provides a general theory for the household's allocation of time, as exemplified in the essay, A Theory of the Allocation of Time, from 1965." "The most notable example is his analysis of the functions of the family." Becker's influence on the economics of the family has been pervasive and his approach to studying the family is now widely accepted not only by economists but also by family sociologists, demographers, and others. 19. Theory of Correlation (Nobel 2003): "Co-Integration and Error Correction: Representation, Estimation and Testing" (Econometrica 55 No. 2 pp. 251 - 276, March 1987). This is the landmark paper on co-integration, now called "cointegration," the property that allows analysts to test whether there is a statistically significant connection between apparently related time series such as a stock market index and the price of its associated futures contract. Granger and Engle were awarded 2003 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science "for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility" and "for methods of analyzing economic time series with common trends (co-integration)". 20. Three Factor Model: "The Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns" (Journal of Finance 47 No. 2 pp. 427 - 465, June 1992) and "Common Risk Factors in the Returns on Stocks and Bonds" (Journal of Financial Economics 33 No. 1 pp. 3 - 56, February 1993). These two papers introduce and develop the Fama-French Three Factor Model of market behavior, an improvement over CAPM, a model that uses only one factor, beta. The Three Factor Model explains over 90% of the diversified portfolios returns, compared with the average 80% given by CAPM. 21. Theories of Market Failure: "The Limits of Arbitrage" by Andrei Schleifer and Robert W. Vishny (The Journal of Finance 52 No. 1 pp. 35 - 55, March 1997) and "Credit Cycles" by Nobuhiro Kiyotaki and John Moore (Journal of Political Economy 105 No. 2 pp. 211 - 248, April 1997). These are two very important papers that warned of the types of market failure that contributed to the great recession of 2008. The efficient market hypothesis assumes that whenever mispricing of a publicly-traded stock occurs, an opportuntity for low-risk profit is created for arbitrage, and the mispricing will disappear quickly. "The Limits of Arbitrage" describes the results of a model that shows that arbitrage breaks down under extreme circumstances, leaving prices in a non-equilibrium state for protracted periods of time. The second paper, "Credit Cycles" is the first paper to describe the second-order effects to the economy that can occur as a result of credit shocks.

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        Going After Cacciato

      New York: Delacorte, 1978 First USA Edtion. Fine book in a Fine Dustjacket. No defects and difficult to find in this condition. Signed by the author on the title page. This novel won the National Book Award and is considered one the defining books on the Vietnam War.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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      New York:: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, (1978) ., 1978 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.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        American Constitutional Law.

      New York: The Foundation Press, 1978. - First edition of the legal scholar's classic treatise on constitutional law. Quarto, original red boards. In near fine condition, issued without a dust jacket. Signed by the author, "For ______, For in the end, is it not fitting that a book about the Constitution should close by studying what the Constitution is not about? Laurence H. Tribe June 2009." Laurence H. Tribe’s highly regarded treatise on constitutional law is organized around issues, or constitutional functions, rather than being a sequential discussion of the text to the Constitution. The text is heavily footnoted with references to treatises, law review articles, the U.S. Code, and Supreme Court cases. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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