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        All that Jazz (Original screenplay for the 1979 film, inscribed by Bob Fosse, Robert Alan Aurthur, Roy Scheider, and Kenneth Utt)

      Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1978. Draft script for the 1979 Academy Award winning film. An especially noteworthy copy, likely belonging to a member of the filmmaking security staff, and INSCRIBED by director Bob Fosse, screenwriter Robert Alan Aurthur, leading man Roy Scheider, and associate producer Kenneth Utt: "For Jimmy / Your [sic] the best - I thank you for all your kindness / Bob Fosse." "To Jimmy - Who took such good care of us - Thank you / Robert Alan Aurthur." "For Jimmy - Warmest Regards + Thanks - Roy Scheider." "To Jimmy / The Chief of 57th St. Our sincere thanks for making all of this real estate work and workable. And a special thanks from me, the other dirty old man - Kenny Utt." A remarkable grouping of signatures from authors of the film (as opposed to its cast), including screenwriter Aurthur's signature (screenwriters are not commonly found on the set of a film). Also notable for Roy Scheider's signature directly next to that of director Bob Fosse, a strange juxtaposition of the real Fosse and the man playing the fictionalized Fosse. Often compared to Fellini's cinematic masterpiece "8 1/2," "All That Jazz" provides a comprehensive look into the tortured personal life of a highly successful entertainer. Forced to contend with his nearing mortality and confined to a hospital bed following a heart attack, director Joe Gideon drifts through hallucinations and memories laced with musical numbers and theatrical routines. Based on director Bob Fosse's personal experience in show business, and credited by Fosse as having been loosely inspired by Hilma Wolitzer's 1974 novel "Ending" as well. Winner of four Academy Awards in total and was nominated for another five, as well as being nominated for the Palme d'Or. Set in New York City, shot on location in New York City. Black titled wrappers. Title page present, noted as copy No. 70, dated 05/26/78, with credits for screen writers Robert Alan Aurthur and Bob Fosse. 131 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 130. Photographically reproduced, first generation copy with no copied punch holes. Pages Fine, wrapper Fine bound with two gold screw brads. National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 724. Hirschhorn, 414. Rosenbaum 1000. Schrader Canon 29. Scorsese, Journey Through American Film. Weldon 1996.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Bastel-Novella No. 3 - Das Fatal-Original (Signed) oder Wie man den Ast der Freude oder/und des Leides unter Sicht absagt eine Bastelnovelle von Wix Stundenschaum frei nach Teilen des Romans

      Stuttgart: Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1978. First edition. Paperback. Fine. 8vo. 48 pp. A fine copy of the third nonsense-novel in the series of four books that would later be included in Volume 35 of The Collected Works. This copy INITIALED and dated in 1978 by Dieter on the front cover. Dieter Roth Verlag stamp to lower corner of first page. No date, but from 1978 per Dobke. [Dobke, Dieter Roth Books + Multiples, catalogue Raisonne, pp 217].

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        THE STAND.

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1978. cloth-backed boards.. Mild bruise to cloth at upper front corner, else a fine copy in fine. first printing dust jacket (priced $12.95) with matching wrinkles. A. sharp copy. (#66061). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-601. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-175. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, Additions. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1801-06. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-135.

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        The Monkey Wrench Gang

      Edinburgh: Canongate, 1978. First UK edition. Hardcover. 352pp. Octavo [22 cm] Black hardcover with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Near fine/Near fine Signed by the author on the title page. The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's ecoterrorism novel, spawned the radical environmental group Earth First!, and has gone on to become what the author always dreaded--a classic, selling more than a million copies.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Dance.

      Berkeley, Calif.: Saint Hieronymus Press. Distributed graphics by Dow and Frosini. 1978 - Original poster. 24 x 16 inches. Solid-tone, photo-offset lithograph in eight colors. Goines, 80. Signed, dated and numbered 168/300 by artist in pencil. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and Professional Foul

      London: Faber and Faber, (1978). London: Faber and Faber. (1978). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of two one-act plays, the first of which was written with the composer Andre Previn, in which the music was an integral part of the action of the play. Fine in plain wrappers. A scarce proof. First Edition. Softcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        Manual Bibliográfico de Cancioneros y Romanceros. I. Siglo XVI - II. Siglo XVI (2ª parte). III. Siglo XVII. IV. Siglo XVII (Índices). 4 tomos

      Madrid : Editorial Castalia, 1973-1978 - ~ 4 vol. ~ Ilustrado en el texto ~ Tela estampada original ~ 709+927+692+348 pp ~ 28x19x22cm. ~ Estado impecable ~ Heavy item, circa 6.0 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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        Soziologische Revue

      Heft 1, 1.Jg. 1978, und 5. Jg. 1982 - 29. JG: 2006 komplett außer Heft 4/1991. 4 Hefte pro Jahrgang. Nicht gebundene Einzelhefte Zustand: teils neuwertig, teils mit Alters- bzw. Gebrauchsspuren.

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        Scrub

      Bari et Paris: M. Bonomo et Durand-Dessert, , 1978. Rilegato mezza tela (half-cloth binding). Perfetto (Mint). Libro d'artista con 24 tavole a colori separate da velina stampate solo al verso. Cm 42.5x42.5. pp. 58. Perfetto (Mint). Prima ed. di 400 es. numerati e firmati dall'A.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Out of the Blue - ELO/Electric Light Orchestra Songbook: Sheet Music for Piano and Voice with Guitar Chords

      USA: United Artists Music/Big 3. Paperback. 80 pages. Includes several pages of great illustrations of the musicians. Songs include: Turn to Stone; It's Over; Sweet Talkin' Woman; Across the Border; Night in the City; Starlight; Jungle; Believe Me Now; Steppin' OUt; Standin' in the Rain; Big Wheels; Summer and Lightning; Mr. Blue Sky; Sweet is the Night; The Whale; Birmingham Blues; Wild West Hero. A very heavily-worn copy. Unmarked. All pages present but some loose. What this copy lacks in condition it more than makes up for in magical musical content from the late 1970s. Guaranteed to take you back in time! . Fair. 1978. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and Professional Foul

      London: Faber and Faber. (1978). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of two one-act plays, the first of which was written with the composer Andre Previn, in which the music was an integral part of the action of the play. Fine in plain wrappers. A scarce proof. First Edition. Softcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Man Who Japed

      (London, 1978): Methuen. First Edition. Small Octavo. 158p. Dick's haunting work envisions a coming future where major corporations have seamlessly merged with government agencies to create a level of control that only needed the technology that now makes virtual spying possible. His vision of the coming world power structure is not content to know the intimate details of each individual but to shape them so they will be devoid of the spirit of any hint of individualism. Originally, written as a science fiction short story in 1956 it timeliness is even more evident in 2017. This is a remarkably bright copy lacking the pronounced browning found in most issues, just a bit to outer edges. Bound in green cloth, spine lettering gilt. Tiny bump to foot. Very nice.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Cantos e Idilios

      Buenos Aires, Argentina: D. Francisco A. Colombo, 1978. Buenos Aires, Argentina:: D. Francisco A. Colombo,, 1978.. Edition of 50. 9.8 x 13.4"; 60 pages. Letterpress printed on paper with watermark El Impresor (The Printer). Illustrations by Raoul Veroni. In tan wraps. Volume XXVI in the La Cabellera poetry series. Introduction and Spanish translations (by Luis Arena) of ten poems by Giacomo Leopardi (1798 - 1837), considered by many to be Italy's foremost romantic poet. The poems: A Silvía, El gorrión solitario, Lo infiníto, La noche del día de fiesta, A la luna, El sábado de la aldea, El ocaso de la luna, El pensamiento dominante, Los recuerdos, and A sí mismo.

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        Blake's Illustrations of Dante

      The Trianon Press for The William Blake Trust, London 1978 - Limited edition, this being volume 134 of 440 copies. Large Folio (oblong 17 inches by 22 inches). Unpaginated. 19 leaves: Title Page; Seven Plates, designed and engraved by W. Blake; Second Title Page (This facsimile of Blake's Illustrations of Dante is published by The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London 1978); List of The Trustees of the William Blake Trust; six pages of commentary on The Dante Engravings; limitation page; Publisher's Note; Early States and Related Drawings and Watercolours; five pages of reproductions (final two being four images per page). Original morocco backed cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Printed on Lana rag paper. Original slipcase with morocco tips to narrow edges at open end. Book in very good condition with only minor edge wear. Slipcase also very good with occasional very light soiling. A large and heavy book but no additional shipping costs to UK destinations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ariadne Books, PBFA]
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        The House at Pooh Corner. With decorations by E. H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen Children's Books, 1978 - Octavo. Original pink morocco by Zaehnsdorf, titles and decoration to spine gilt, frames to covers gilt, vignette to front cover gilt, edges gilt, pink pictorial endpapers. With the slipcase, as issued. A fine copy. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Fiftieth anniversary edition, number 13 of 300 copies signed by Christopher Robin Milne. From the library, though unmarked as such, of publisher Charles Shirley, chairman of Methuen Children's Books from 1976 to 1979. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Moortown Elegies

      London: Rainbow Press, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Number 107 of a limited 175 copies signed by Ted Hughes. Original limp full white goat vellum boards, printed on Barcham Green handmade paper, in publisher's cloth slip-case. Very Good or better with light yellowing to vellum, contents bright and fresh; in a Very Good slipcase with light scuffing and light fraying to cloth. A very lovely copy, signed by the poet.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        DIDEROT ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Complete Illustrations 1762-1777 (Five volumes in slipcase)

      New York: Harry N. Abrams. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1978. Hardcover. Volumes are uniformly bound with light blue cloth boards and dark blue leatherette spines with four raised bands, Introduction by Roger Lewinter, with 3115 full-page plates spread across four volumes, fifth volume is index with 304 pages. All volumes contained within slipcase covered in light blue cloth matching boards. Large (over 9" of books) and heavy, USPS Media Mail as expected, others extra.; 4" x 6-3/4"; Several pages in Volume I have tiny corner creases, small area of rubbing to gilt on spne of Volume IV, creasing to ribbon for lifing books out of slipcase. Volumes and slipcase otherwise clean, unmarked and unworn. .

      [Bookseller: Andrew Langer, Bookseller]
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        Moortown Elegies

      London: Rainbow Press, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Number 107 of a limited 175 copies signed by Ted Hughes. Original limp full white goat vellum boards, printed on Barcham Green handmade paper, in publisher's cloth slip-case. Very Good or better with light yellowing to vellum, contents bright and fresh; in a Very Good slipcase with light scuffing and light fraying to cloth. A very lovely copy, signed by the poet.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        DIDEROT ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Complete Illustrations 1762-1777 (Five volumes in slipcase)

      New York: Harry N. Abrams. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1978. Hardcover. Volumes are uniformly bound with light blue cloth boards and dark blue leatherette spines with four raised bands, Introduction by Roger Lewinter, with 3115 full-page plates spread across four volumes, fifth volume is index with 304 pages. All volumes contained within slipcase covered in light blue cloth matching boards. Large (over 9" of books) and heavy, USPS Media Mail as expected, others extra.; 4" x 6-3/4"; Several pages in Volume I have tiny corner creases, small area of rubbing to gilt on spne of Volume IV, creasing to ribbon for lifing books out of slipcase. Volumes and slipcase otherwise clean, unmarked and unworn. .

      [Bookseller: Andrew Langer, Bookseller]
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        The Five Fingers

      Doubleday, Garden City 1978 - First Edition. Scarce Vietnam novel about a small group of special forces operatives on a secret assassination mission in China. Purportedly based on a true story; Gayle Rivers is identified as a pseudonym for a surviving member of the team. "A story that can only be told as fiction." Fine in near fine dustjacket, clean and unrubbed, with only minor wear at spine ends. Review copy with slip laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        Young Woman in Summer Dress

      Emiliano Sorini, 1978. Etching. Third state. Dry stamp of the printer. One of 30 impresssions, signed and numbered by the artist. 28 x 16.5 cm.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Collection of Islamic Art: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (FOUR VOLUMES).

      Privately Printed, Geneva 1978 - Volume I: 224 pp./ Volume II: 224 pp./ Volumme III: 218 pp./ Volume IV: 220 pp, 372 b/w & colour plates tipped-in, all edges gilt, Privately Printed at Geneva, 1972 -78. LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION. THIS COPY IS NUMBERED 307. This lavish four volume catalogue of the superb and outstanding Islamic collections of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, who had begun the collection in the 1950s, was privately published between 1972 and 1978 in a limited edition for private distribution only, and never appeared on the market. Most sets are in institutional libraries and a few were given to selected collectors. This catalogue is extremely scarce, and few sets have appeared at auction. Size: 4to. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Stand

      Doubleday 1978 - "The Stand", by Stephen King. Doubleday, NY. 1978, first US edition, first printing (with T39 on page 823 in gutter; and first edition on copyright page). Book in near fine condition: Book spine square and pages clean and tight. There are no internal marks of any kind. Boards in good condition with little wear, uncut endpapers as issued. Inscribed by Stephen King on the front endpaper: "For Stan, best Stephen King / 9-11-1990", signed at San Francisco City & Arts Lecture series. The dust jacket is in very good condition; light bumping at spine top/bottom; bright and clean; no rips, tattering or creases; not price clipped; now in a protective mylar cover. This jacket was put into a mylar cover very soon after purchase. It is in immaculate codition. Rare to find a first edition in this condition and inscribed by Stephen King. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Neverland Books]
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        Joan Miró, Litógrafo: Vol III : 1964-1969

      Ediciones Polígrafa, S.A. Barcelona, 1978. 216 pages. Hardcover catalogue raisonne, bound in cream colored cloth covered boards and wrapped in an illustrated paper dustjacket. Spanish language edition. Includes five original lithographs, bound in throughout the book, with a sixth used as the dustjacket, with printed text added. Solid and tight binding. Boards and corners are sharp and crisp, and dustjacket is bright and unblemished. Original acetate cover is present and additionally protected in a Mylar sleeve. The interior is clean and clear of markings. Beautifully printed reproductions.. Cloth. Fine Condition/Fine Condition.

      [Bookseller: Exquisite Corpse, Booksellers]
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        The Road To Eleusis

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. True first edition of this scholarly work, a study of ancient religious rituals in Greece. Former owner stamp to front endpaper, else a fine clothbound copy in fine price intact dustwrapper. A truly nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        In Between the Sheets, and Other Stories

      Cape, 1978 Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition. First Published in 1978 stated on the copyright page. Very slight edgewear; else fine. Dust jacket is price-clipped.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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        FamRZ Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht. Ehe und Familie im privaten und öffentlichen Recht. 25.-35. Jahrgang. 1978-1988. Konvolut von 17 Bänden.

      Bielefeld, Ernst und Werner Gieseking, 1978-1988. - LVI, 956, XXXVI, 1096, LX, 1180, LXVII, 1216, LXVIII, 1260, LXXXVIII, 1292, XCIV, 1276, LXXX, 1296, C, 1256, CVIII, 1316, CVII, 1328 S. Jahrgänge 25-29 einbändig. Jahrgänge 30-35 zweibändig. Einbände stellenweise abgegriffen und fleckig. Innen, abgesehen von einem unauffälligen Namenseintrag mit Bleistift und altersbedingter Papierbräunung, einwandfrei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1950 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hard Light

      Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner, 1978. First edition. Paperback. Fine. First edition of this artist book collaboration. A fine copy in photo-illustrated bound wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        The Enormous Crocodile With Pictures by Quentin Blake

      London: Jonathan Cape 1978. FIRST EDITION, first reprint, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's glossy pictorial boards; some edgewear, extremities a little 'pushed', Vey good. With author's inscription facing title page; "To / TIMOTHY / WITH LOVE / Roald Dahl / 1981" [underlined]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        MR. CHESTERTON COMES TO TEA

      Cambridge: Printed for the Rampant Lion's Press for Vintage Publications, 1978. No. 199 OF 350 COPIES for sale (of a total edition of 370), SIGNED by Aiden Mackey and Richard Ingrams. In an immensely charming binding by someone celebrated for memorably inventive work, this is a unique copy of Aiden Mackay's essay to accompany previously unpublished drawings by G. K. Chesterton. Well known as a successful writer in many genres, Chesterton (1874-1936) had originally intended to become an illustrator, and with that in mind had attended the Slade School of Art at University College London. But he did not finish a degree, and his early success as an art and literary critic led him away from a field in which he had considerable talent, as can be seen in the pages of this book. Our volume was exhibited at the Designer Bookbinders Exhibition at Leighton House, 11-25 November 1985, and illustrated in "The New Bookbinder" (vol. 8, 1988, p.74; vol. 10, 1990, p. 52 [with color plates opposite p. 45]; and vol. 13, 1993, p. 8). James discussed the binding in great detail in volume 10, commenting that, "this is one of the bindings I most enjoyed working on, as it presented me with a number of challenges and gave me a great deal of enjoyment. I hope Mr. Chesterton would have been amused." She recruited her father to turn the brass doorknob (with the finial of an old round-pin electrical plug) and she was particularly pleased with the door, which continues to open as intended. James served as president of the Designer Bookbinders from 1990 to 1996. According to her biography on the organization's website, she conceives fine bindings "primarily in terms of colour and formal/informal design relationships." Using studio-dyed leathers, she creates covers which often exhibit "geometrical hard-edge onlays and inlays alongside informal and free-flowing elements." She has published two books on her craft, "The Art of Binding Books" (1991) and "The Handmade Book" (2000).. 197 x 270 mm. (7 3/4 x 10 1/2"). 56 pp. No. 199 OF 350 COPIES for sale (of a total edition of 370), SIGNED by Aiden Mackey and Richard Ingrams. CHARMING WHITE SHEEPSKIN BINDING FEATURING A FUNCTIONING DOOR BY ANGELA JAMES (stamp-signed and dated "1985" on lower turn-in), bevelled boards painted in speckled yellow and dappled light blue, with a raised strip of yellow sheepskin stretching across both covers, rising on the front cover to frame a wooden panelled door painted blue with a brass knob, hinges, and a name plate etched with the title, this opening to reveal a multi-media collage depicting Mr. Chesterton at tea; doublures in blue calf. Housed in a matching blue cloth folding case, lined with blue calf and thick yellow fleece, upper cover with button closure and leather label. With 18 illustrations, comprised of 16 hitherto unpublished pencil drawings by G. K. Chesterton, photo-frontispiece showing Chesterton with his family, and a map of London. Title printed in brown and black. With an introductory essay on Chesterton as an artist by Richard Ingrams. A pristine copy. In an immensely charming binding by someone celebrated for memorably inventive work, this is a unique copy of Aiden Mackay's essay to accompany previously unpublished drawings by G. K. Chesterton. Well known as a successful writer in many genres, Chesterton (1874-1936) had originally intended to become an illustrator, and with that in mind had attended the Slade School of Art at University College London. But he did not finish a degree, and his early success as an art and literary critic led him away from a field in which he had considerable talent, as can be seen in the pages of this book. Our volume was exhibited at the Designer Bookbinders Exhibition at Leighton House, 11-25 November 1985, and illustrated in "The New Bookbinder" (vol. 8, 1988, p.74; vol. 10, 1990, p. 52 [with color plates opposite p. 45]; and vol. 13, 1993, p. 8). James discussed the binding in great detail in volume 10, commenting that, "this is one of the bindings I most enjoyed working on, as it presented me with a number of challenges and gave me a great deal of enjoyment. I hope Mr. Chesterton would have been amused." She recruited her father to turn the brass doorknob (with the finial of an old round-pin electrical plug) and she was particularly pleased with the door, which continues to open as intended. James served as president of the Designer Bookbinders from 1990 to 1996. According to her biography on the organization's website, she conceives fine bindings "primarily in terms of colour and formal/informal design relationships." Using studio-dyed leathers, she creates covers which often exhibit "geometrical hard-edge onlays and inlays alongside informal and free-flowing elements." She has published two books on her craft, "The Art of Binding Books" (1991) and "The Handmade Book" (2000).

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Typed Letter Signed on University of Minnesota letterhead

      Minneapolis, 1978. unbound. 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, Minneapolis, August 30, 1978, providing Dr. William B. Rogers with biographical information for an article, in small part: "...History tells us that innovators who attempt to set aside tradition are at great risk. Whereas the first edition of my book on Intestinal Obstructions won the Samuel D. Gross Award in 1935, I had to send the monograph to four publishers before I found a taker. Similarly, a brief report upon suction siphonage of jejunal obstructions was rejected by an experimental as well as surgical journal...In my long years of identification with the problem, since 1925 and with the aid of a large number of proteges who have emerged as great surgeons, an effective attack has been made upon the problem with an astounding reduction in the mortality at the national level...In the mid 1930s, my associates and I were able to establish for the rabbit, chimpanzee, and man that perforation of the appendix is owing to the high secretory pressure within its lumen; when the appendix is obstructed, with a temporary ligature or by a fecalith, pressures exceeding diastolic blood pressure are regularly observed..." Note: a postage stamp and commemorative coin have been proposed to honor career of Dr. Wangensteen. Near fine condition. American physician called "The Greatest American Surgeon of the 20th Century." He is credited, during his 37-year tenure at the University of Minnesota, for recognizing the cause of Appendicitis and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. In 1952 he performed the world's first open heart surgery, his students being none other than Christian N. Barnard, C. Walton Lillehei, and Norman E. Shumway, all of whom performed the first human heart transplants and credited their surgical techniques to Dr. Wangensteen.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Syrie Maugham

      1978 -

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        Encyclopedia. The Complete Illustrations 1762-1777. 4 Bände + Index. Volume I: Plates 1-755. Volume II: Plates 756-1543. Volume III: Plates 1544-2323. Volume IV: Plates 2324-3115. Indexband: General Index. Index of Sections. Subjekt Index.

      New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1978. Zus. 3115 S. / Index mit 304 S. Kl.-8°. Originalhalbkunstledereinbände mit Schuber. Eine Ecke des Schubers ist beschädigt und eingerissen. Sonst ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Teatral'naja Moskva = Theatrical Moscow

      Moscow: Moskovskaja Pravda, 1978. 8vo. illus. Very Good. Issues 1-2, 4-7, 9-10, 12-28, 30-34, 36, 38 of 38 weekly issues. 32 issues in total.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Controversy of Zion

      Dolphin Press [Pty] Ltd, Durban (South Africa) 1978 - Preface by Ivor Benson "The manuscript, after having remained hidden for more than 20 years, came to light and was at last made available for publication. The story of this book itself, is part of the history of our century thorwing some light on a struggle of which the multitudes know nothing - that conducted relentlessly and unceasingly on the battleground of the human mind." 585 pg; Pages crisp - no underlines; bottom of spine shows small wrinkle 3/8 inch; slight discoloration on top & bottom of pastedowns; appears pastedowns [front and back] have been reinforced near the hinges; dust jacket not price clipped; shows slight edgewear; small chipping on top/bottom of spine; healed tear on upper left of front and healed tear on upper back at fold; additional images will be made available upon request; dust jacket neatly encased in acid free archival protector; from private library collection; DELIVERY IN U.S. ONLY; CANNOT DELIVER INTERNATIONALLY; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JB Books]
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        Better Times than These

      New York: Summit Books. (1978). First. First edition. Foredge foxed, else very good in a modestly worn, very good dustwrapper. The author's first book, a Vietnam War novel, by the author who went on to write Forrest Gump. Inscribed by Groom to Jamie Jones, only son of his friend, the novelist James Jones: "To Jamie, From your ole Buddy. All best, Winston. May, 1978." A sort of dedication copy. The book was dedicated to both Groom's father, and to James Jones, who died in 1977. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        MR. CHESTERTON COMES TO TEA

      Cambridge: Printed for the Rampant Lion's Press for Vintage Publications, 1978. No. 199 OF 350 COPIES for sale (of a total edition of 370), SIGNED by Aiden Mackey and Richard Ingrams. In an immensely charming binding by someone celebrated for memorably inventive work, this is a unique copy of Aiden Mackay's essay to accompany previously unpublished drawings by G. K. Chesterton. Well known as a successful writer in many genres, Chesterton (1874-1936) had originally intended to become an illustrator, and with that in mind had attended the Slade School of Art at University College London. But he did not finish a degree, and his early success as an art and literary critic led him away from a field in which he had considerable talent, as can be seen in the pages of this book. Our volume was exhibited at the Designer Bookbinders Exhibition at Leighton House, 11-25 November 1985, and illustrated in "The New Bookbinder" (vol. 8, 1988, p.74; vol. 10, 1990, p. 52 [with color plates opposite p. 45]; and vol. 13, 1993, p. 8). James discussed the binding in great detail in volume 10, commenting that, "this is one of the bindings I most enjoyed working on, as it presented me with a number of challenges and gave me a great deal of enjoyment. I hope Mr. Chesterton would have been amused." She recruited her father to turn the brass doorknob (with the finial of an old round-pin electrical plug) and she was particularly pleased with the door, which continues to open as intended. James served as president of the Designer Bookbinders from 1990 to 1996. According to her biography on the organization's website, she conceives fine bindings "primarily in terms of colour and formal/informal design relationships." Using studio-dyed leathers, she creates covers which often exhibit "geometrical hard-edge onlays and inlays alongside informal and free-flowing elements." She has published two books on her craft, "The Art of Binding Books" (1991) and "The Handmade Book" (2000).. 197 x 270 mm. (7 3/4 x 10 1/2"). 56 pp. No. 199 OF 350 COPIES for sale (of a total edition of 370), SIGNED by Aiden Mackey and Richard Ingrams. CHARMING WHITE SHEEPSKIN BINDING FEATURING A FUNCTIONING DOOR BY ANGELA JAMES (stamp-signed and dated "1985" on lower turn-in), bevelled boards painted in speckled yellow and dappled light blue, with a raised strip of yellow sheepskin stretching across both covers, rising on the front cover to frame a wooden panelled door painted blue with a brass knob, hinges, and a name plate etched with the title, this opening to reveal a multi-media collage depicting Mr. Chesterton at tea; doublures in blue calf. Housed in a matching blue cloth folding case, lined with blue calf and thick yellow fleece, upper cover with button closure and leather label. With 18 illustrations, comprised of 16 hitherto unpublished pencil drawings by G. K. Chesterton, photo-frontispiece showing Chesterton with his family, and a map of London. Title printed in brown and black. With an introductory essay on Chesterton as an artist by Richard Ingrams. A pristine copy.In an immensely charming binding by someone celebrated for memorably inventive work, this is a unique copy of Aiden Mackay's essay to accompany previously unpublished drawings by G. K. Chesterton. Well known as a successful writer in many genres, Chesterton (1874-1936) had originally intended to become an illustrator, and with that in mind had attended the Slade School of Art at University College London. But he did not finish a degree, and his early success as an art and literary critic led him away from a field in which he had considerable talent, as can be seen in the pages of this book. Our volume was exhibited at the Designer Bookbinders Exhibition at Leighton House, 11-25 November 1985, and illustrated in "The New Bookbinder" (vol. 8, 1988, p.74; vol. 10, 1990, p. 52 [with color plates opposite p. 45]; and vol. 13, 1993, p. 8). James discussed the binding in great detail in volume 10, commenting that, "this is one of the bindings I most enjoyed working on, as it presented me with a number of challenges and gave me a great deal of enjoyment. I hope Mr. Chesterton would have been amused." She recruited her father to turn the brass doorknob (with the finial of an old round-pin electrical plug) and she was particularly pleased with the door, which continues to open as intended. James served as president of the Designer Bookbinders from 1990 to 1996. According to her biography on the organization's website, she conceives fine bindings "primarily in terms of colour and formal/informal design relationships." Using studio-dyed leathers, she creates covers which often exhibit "geometrical hard-edge onlays and inlays alongside informal and free-flowing elements." She has published two books on her craft, "The Art of Binding Books" (1991) and "The Handmade Book" (2000).

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Monkey Wrench Gang

      Canongate, Edinburgh 1978 - 352pp. Octavo [22 cm] Black hardcover with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Near fine/Near fine Signed by the author on the title page. The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's ecoterrorism novel, spawned the radical environmental group Earth First!, and has gone on to become what the author always dreaded--a classic, selling more than a million copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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