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        An Introduction to the Geography of Iowa (Signed Limited Edition)

      Fort Kent: Great Raven Press, 1979. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo. Scarce poetry chapbook by Mark and Ruth Doty. Very good or better condition in printed yellow wraps. This copy hand-numbered 18/25 and SIGNED "M. R. Doty". Published as Great Raven review #15. This is the first numbered and signed copy of this title that we have encountered.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Hand Cast and Photos (from The Bandaged Poets Series)

      1979. Plaster cast of William S. Burroughs's right hand created by Caroline Gosselin as part of her Bandaged Poets Series with several accompanying photographs taken by Gerard Malanga of the casting process, Burroughs holding the finished hand, and of Gregory Corso. The unsigned hand is 5" x 2.75" x 7" with a rectangular base and is assembled from two separate molds of the front and back of Burroughs's hand which were then affixed together. Fine with a touch of toning from being handled. Accompanied by four original photographic prints of Burroughs holding the hand, each a different size: 13.75" x 11", 9.75" x 8", 7" x 5.5", and 7" x 5". All are fine except one which has been cut down from a larger photo and has a somewhat ragged top and foredge, near fine. Also included is a long, narrow photo strip measuring 63" x 3.5" with 36 separate images: twenty-four of Burroughs's hand being cast; four of Burroughs holding the hand (but different from the larger images); and eight of Gregory Corso, presumably present when the cast was made, sitting by a window. The strip is Signed on the verso: "Gerard Malanga '79" with "739" stamped nearby, though there is some reason to believe the photographs, (or at least a few) were taken by Ira Cohen who helped conceive of the series and married Gosselin in 1981. Supposedly only two copies of the cast were made; the other is reportedly at the Beinecke Library at Yale. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Lime Rock Press, (Salisbury, CT 1979 - Limited to 125 numbered copies of which this is one of the 25 Deluxe copies (Bradbury, Lime Rock, 1). Signed by the printer Gabriel Seymour and by the binder, David Bourbeau. With a separate portfolio of four miniature original photographs by Tryntje Van Ness Seymour of Dylan Thomas's home in Wales which are titled and signed in pencil. With the miniature bookplate of Kathryn Rickard on front inside cover miniature (6 x 5.3 cm), marbled paper covered boards, leather spine label; portfolio is in matching boards with ribbon ties, both loosely inserted in brown fabric carrying case. (iv), 30, (4) pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        THE ROMANCE OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE. Inscribed by the King of Horror to the Father of Horror Films

      (New York): Macmillan and Co., Limited, (1979). First Thus. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Arthur Rackham. Abridged by Alfred W. Pollard and illustrated in color and black-and-white by Arthur Rackham. INSCRIBED on the title page by Stephen King to filmmaker George Romero: George--/I want to congratulate you again on a/stunning and beautiful piece of filmmaking./Here's something that I thought might, in view/of the Knightriders subject-matter, ring a bell--/Steve King/2-6-81." The allusion by King is to the 1981 Romero film KNIGHTRIDERS, based on Arthurian legend about a group of modern-day jousters who reenact tournaments on motorcycles. King and his wife Tabitha had a 20-second cameo in the film. The following year the Romero film CREEPSHOW, written by King, came out. Romero would later make one of the better film adaptions of a King book, THE DARK HALF. George Romero was inspired to make horror films after making a segment for Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in which Mr. Rogers underwent a tonsillectomy. His first film, Night of the Living Dead (1968), sparked interest in zombies, currently in full blossom.

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        La casa de las mil lámparas

      Javier Vergara. colección 'Novela romántica' 1979 - Trabajo de traducción: traducción, Estela Cantó. 403 páginas, 20 cm. Los gastos de envío para pedidos contra reembolso son de 4,83€. Revisar las condiciones de venta. Referencia interna: 3051 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Selected Poems 1950–1975

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1979. Octavo (205 × 131 mm). Contemporary presentation binding of green morocco, titles to spine gilt, 5 raised bands, marbled endpapers, turn-ins and all edges gilt. Calligraphic dedication tipped-in at front. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. Specially bound presentation copy from the author, Thom Gunn, to Charles Monteith, long-time editor and then head of the firm Faber & Faber, given on the occasion of the book winning the 22nd W. H. Smith Literary Award.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

      UK: Arthur Barker. London, Arthur Barker, 1979. Hardback first edition and first impression. First issue dustjacket with Capricorn One advert to rear. Fine book in near fine jacket with some offsetting to the flaps, a nick to the top of the spine and very light fading to the spine - though not bad at all. Not price-clipped showing £4.95. This is the third hardback in the 'trilogy' and the most sought after title (the only book more highly-prized is probably the first state of Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy). A true highlight of science fiction first editions. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1979.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        SHIMMY...JOY DIVISION - FACTORY - JULY 13 [Original Concert Poster]

      (Manchester), (1979). Poster. 25" x 17". Fine. Original poster designed by critic and music historian Jon Savage for an historic appearance: Joy Division's first performance at The Factory following the release of their debut album UNKNOWN PLEASURES. The show at the legendary club (eponymously run by the band's label) also marked their hometown debut following the album's release. A landmark show capturing the band in peak form, it was later released in its entirety for the 2007 reissue of UNKNOWN PLEASURES. Rare, esp. in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Time to Murder and Create (First UK Edition, signed)

      London: Robert Hale, 1979. First UK Edition, and the first edition in hardcover (first published by Dell as a paperback original in 1977). SIGNED by the author on the title page. & & Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Light foxing to top page edges, else Fine. Jacket is bright and unfaded, very lightly rubbed at the spine ends. The third Matt Scudder novel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Random House, 1979. First Edition (first printing). The fourth novel by the author of BLOOD MERIDIAN and ALL THE PRETTY HORSES, the story of a fisherman living in a dilapidated houseboat near Knoxville, Tennessee. Near Fine/Near Fine. Light foxing to the top edge and fore edge and a small remainder "house" to the bottom edge of the pages. The dust jacket is bright and fresh but for a couple of small closed tears around the spine. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        HUIT POESIES. Suivies des eaux-fortes retouchées à la main par DALI.

      Torcular Editions d?Art 1979 In folio (mm. 401X300), astuccio in mz. pelle e seta damascata nera, foderato in seta damascata bianca, contenente - a fogli sciolti - 22 cc.nn. Le 8 poesie di Apollinaire (Eventail des sauveurs - Poème à Madeleine - Bleuet - La cravate et la montre - Poèmes retrouvés - Coeur couronne et miroir - Il pleut - Paysage), composte ciascuna di 2 cc., portano al recto il titolo e al verso il testo stampato in caratteri tipografici disposti in modo da formare bizzarri disegni (calligrammi); a fronte la poesia è illustrata da una acquaforte a colori, ritoccata da Dalì e firmata dall?artista, tirata col torchio a mano su carta Giappone. Il testo, composto a mano in carattere Caslon, è stato stampato da Luigi Maestri. Bellissima edizione d?arte in tiratura di 130 esemplari numerati, di cui 95 in cifre arabe. Il ns., 45, è in ottimo stato.

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      Random House, New York, New York, U.S.A. 1979 - Beautiful copy of this novel by Cormac McCarthy. It is a first edition, first printing of his first book, although others were published before it. Book is in excellent condition, but hinge is beginning to come loose and there are some small stains (coffee?) on the fore-edge. Binding is otherwise tight and pages are clean and bright. Previous owner, Dallas Wiebe, a Cincinnati poet and novelist, has written his name in the first paste-down end-paper. Suttree is the fourth of McCarthy's novels to be published, but was started well before his first novel, The Orchard Keeper, which appeared in 1965. Suttree is the story of Cornelius Suttree, a Knoxville, TN fisherman who is estranged from his prominent family and lives in a dilapidated houseboat on the river. Withdrawn from the society his well-to-do family represents, he chooses instead to live in a world inhabited by people who live precarious, desperate, and often violent lives. Cormac McCarthy was born in Rhode Island. He later went to Chicago, where he worked as an auto mechanic while writing his first novel, The Orchard Keeper. The Orchard Keeper was published by Random House in 1965; McCarthy's editor there was Albert Erskine, William Faulkner's long-time editor. Before publication, McCarthy received a traveling fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which he used to travel to Ireland. In 1966 he also received the Rockefeller Foundation Grant, with which he continued to tour Europe, settling on the island of Ibiza. Here, McCarthy completed revisions of his next novel, Outer Dark. In 1967, McCarthy returned to the United States, moving to Tennessee. Outer Dark was published by Random House in 1968, and McCarthy received the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Writing in 1969. His next novel, Child of God, was published in 1973. From 1974 to 1975, McCarthy worked on the screenplay for a PBS film called The Gardener's Son, which premiered in 1977. A revised version of the screenplay was later published by Ecco Press. In the late 1970s, McCarthy moved to Texas, and in 1979 published his fourth novel, Suttree, a book that had occupied his writing life on and off for twenty years. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1981, and published his fifth novel, Blood Meridian, in 1985. All the Pretty Horses, the first volume of The Border Trilogy, was published by Knopf in 1992. It won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and was later turned into a feature film. The Stonemason, a play that McCarthy had written in the mid-1970s and subsequently revised, was published by Ecco Press in 1994. Soon thereafter, Knopf released the second volume of The Border Trilogy, The Crossing; the third volume, Cities of the Plain, was published in 1998.McCarthy's next novel, No Country for Old Men was published in 2005. This was followed in 2006 by a novel in dramatic form, The Sunset Limited, originally performed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago and published in paperback by Vintage Books. McCarthy's most recent novel, The Road, was published in 2006 and won the Pulitzer Prize. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antonio's View of the 1979 Coty American Fashion Critics Award Winners and Nominees

      Coty, NP 1979 - 408/500. Elephant Portfolio, 15 1/2 x 11 1/2" - (2) 14pp., 14 plates. Original light brown portfolio with gilt lettering on cover with lithographs laid in. Extraordinary portfolio of one of the fashion industry's leading illustrators of the 1960s. Working for Harper's Bazaar, British Vogue, and Elle Antonio introduced ethnic models to the haute couture and became known for his irreverent pop art illustrations destroying the notion that fashion art had to be serious and rose to become an acknowledged harbinger of new trends. The 14 plates of lithographs included here, accompanied by 14 brief bios of fashion designers printed on mottled ochre vellum paper, are described by Antonio as follows: "In each of these plates I tried to reflect the mood and spirit of both the designer and the clothes, relating each drawing to its own historical art period." Among the fashion designers addressed here Perry Ellis, Ralph Lauren, Alexander Julian, Jhane Barnes, and others. Portfolio lightly rubbed and scuffed with small stain on cover. One of the bio pages is missing and Mary McFadden's bio in duplicate. Portfolio in overall good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Original London subway poster for the 1979 television series)

      London: British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC], 1979. Original UK subway poster advertising the 1979 television mini-series.& & Alec Guinness played the role of his career not on the silver screen but on the television screen for the BBC, from a screenplay co-written by John le Carre, based on his 1974 novel. A performance so powerful that le Carre said that after seeing it he could no longer visualize his own character, George Smiley, as anyone other than Guinness. Generally thought to be one of the most literate and faithful adaptations from espionage literature ever made, and followed by a sequel in 1982, "Smiley's People," also adapted for BBC television by le Carre.& & 30 x 46 inches, double-sided (i.e., mounted on the opposite side of an older poster), on masonite as issued. Very Good and quite striking, but with expected moderate wear. Shipping billed at cost.

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        Las aguilas. Con 8 grabados al aguafuerte, al aguatinta y a la punta seca realizados sobr la plancha por Antonio Guijarro. Introduccion por Vicente Ramos

      Arte y Bibliofilia, Madrid 1979 - carpeta tela muy bien conservada 8 grabados, ejemplar numerado 109 / 195. . 32 págs.

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        Women Walking.

      San Francisco, Calif.: Editions Press. 1979 - Color silkscreen print. 36 x 28 inches. Signed in pencil.

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        The Sabian Exercise

      Los Angeles: Love Press, 1979. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Artist book in a box. Contains 360 drawings by Herms based on Sabian symbols - one symbol for each degree of the zodiac. Drawings contained ina box painted and SIGNED by Herms. This copy INSCRIBED to John and Barbara Martin of the Black Sparrow Press. Also, an ALS laid in dated April 24, 1980 to the Martins. Colophon states that the limitation of this item was one thousand copies, but realistically only a few could have been done. Scarce. Signed by Author

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        Black Tickets [Inscribed Association Copy]

      (NY): Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence. (1979). The uncorrected proof copy of her well-received first collection of stories, her first book to be published by a major, mainstream publisher. Inscribed by the author to publisher Seymour Lawrence and signed only as "the witch." Spine sunned; else fine in wrappers. A nice association copy. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Factory Records Newsletter and Shareholder's Analysis [with] Joy Division "Bandthe, Bandthe, Bandthe..." [Promotional sheet]

      Manchester: Factory Records. September 1979. Original photocopied newsletter with promotional sheet. [2]pp + [2]pp. Two sets of loose sheets printed versos only attached with one staple. Near fine with some light wear at a staple and some corners, particularly the final sheet. A rare example of two seminal documents from Factory Records. The first, a "polemical newsletter written by Tony Wilson in September 1979, detailing Factory's activities to date, and future plans" (Peter Saville Estate 1-127 #10), is in essence a press release/bibliography describing in an often-sarcastic tone everything Factory Records had released up until that point, including items of dubious legitimacy ("Factory egg timer; menstrual art..."). Together with the newsletter is the first Joy Division promotional sheet, written by Ian Curtis, typed and signed Steve Morris which was sent out with the "Ideal For Living" EP in 1978. Rare. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Drawings and Digressions

      New York: Clarkson Potter. (1979). First. First edition. Foreword by John Ashbery. Large square quarto. A few pencil marks in the text, near fine in near fine dustwrapper; affixed to the endpapers is a mockup of the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Rivers to the husband of his editor, Carol Southern: "For Alex from Larry Rivers. Dec. '79." The recipient, Alex Keneas, was a film critic for Newsday, and Carol Southern's second husband; her first husband was the author Terry Southern. A nice association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Writing on the Walls [Off the Wall] (Original typescript with profuse holograph corrections)

      N.p.: N.p., 1979. Charles Willeford's original, heavily hand-corrected submission to his one-time publisher, Pegasus Rex, for "The Writing on the Walls," eventually re-titled "Off the Wall." Willeford's name, address, and phone number are in blue holograph ink at the top of the title page, and each of the eighteen chapters (each grouped with paper clips at the top left) have numerous corrections in the author's hand. Chapters 2, 16, 17, and 18 are the original typescript, the remaining chapters are copies (but with holograph hand corrections). All told, Willeford's own assemblage of his final manuscript for the book. 8.5 x 11 inch sheets, bound by paper clips separately by chapter, Very Good to Near Fine overall. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

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        Suttree - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Random House. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0394482131 . First Edition/First Printing in still Fine condition in Very Good+ dust-jacket showing limited edgewear and chipping. Scarce without the dreadful remainder mark. A unique collectible .

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        The Executioner's Song (Signed)

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1979. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover.. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.. Octavo. Meticulous and exhaustive examination of the events leading up to and surrounding the execution of Gary Gilmore by the state of Utah for murder. Winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize, the novel is distinguished not only by its exhaustive approach, but also by its contribution to the national debate on capital punishment at the time, most notably in that Gilmore was the first prisoner to be executed following the reinstatement of capital punishment by the Supreme Court in 1976. ~Basis for the superb 1982 television movie, directed by Lawrence Schiller and starring Tommy Lee Jones (who won an Emmy), Christine Lahti and Roseanne Arquette. ~SIGNED by the author on the front flyleaf. A fine and unread copy in a just about fine dust jacket, with only a tiny snag at the heel. ~A pristine example of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, seldom found signed and in such condition.

      [Bookseller: Bloody Rare Books, LLC]
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        Thief (Original screenplay for the 1979 film)

      Los Angeles: United Artists, 1979. Revised Second Draft Script for the 1979 film, directed and written for the screen by Michael Mann, based on the 1975 novel "The Home Invaders" by Frank Hohimer.& & Michael Mann's debut as a director found his trademark slick and atmospheric style fully formed on arrival, and as source material for a screenplay he chose a non-fiction memoir of a notorious Chicago jewel thief. An understated and intelligent film, with a score by Tangerine Dream and featuring one of James Caan's best performances. & & Black studio wrappers with red titling on the front wrapper. Title page present, with a date of September 2, 1979, and credits for screenwriter Mann along with the address of the production entity, The Michael Mann Company. 124 leaves, photographically reproduced, rectos only. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, with light rubbing to the wrapper, bound with two gold brads. In a custom quarter leather clamshell box.& & Criterion Collection 691. Silver, pp. 456-457. Spicer, p. 436.

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        The Story of the Stone. A Novel in Five Volumes. Volume One: The Golden Days. Volume Two: The Crab-Flower Club

      Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1979. Cloth Bound. Very Good/Good. 2 vols.: 540; 601 p. 25 cm. First cloth bound edition. Chinese Literature in Translation series. Orange cloth with black impressing. In mylar-covered dustjackets, vol. 1 being orange and vol. 2 being blue. Slight wear to jackets and a little soiling to lower edge of text blocks. Insides like new. Also known as "The Dream of the Red Chamber," this is the great 18th-century Chinese novel of manners that has become a classic all over the world. Vol. 1 depicts the "golden days" of the youthful hero Bao-yu while vol. 2 gives a detailed picture of the daily routines of a wealthy Chinese household, the ill-fated Jia family. The translation was completed in five volumes.

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      Norwalk, Conn: Easton Press, 1979. Deluxe. Leather Bound Leather Bound. Near Fine. (Fore-Edge Paintings) Dickens, Charles; Krafft, Melody (Illustrator). Great Expectations (WITH split classic Christmas scene fore-edge painting). Easton Press, 1979. This classic edition of Dickens features a split double fore-edge painting by Melody Krafft. Krafft is a practicing 'fepper' and was featured in 'Hidden Treasures: The History and Technique of Fore-Edge Painting' by Jeanne Bennett. Book in NF condition.

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      1979 for Hamlyn.. Image size 240 x 220 mm, 9½ x 8¾ inches, painted on same size Windsor and Newton board, Biro's name, address and telephone number stamped on reverse. The jolly brightly coloured image shows Willy Wonka leading the crowds through the gates towards the factory, behind him are Augustus Gloop and Veruca Salt, and at the rear Charlie and his Grandfather. This image occupies over a page in the abridged version of the story told in the Hamlyn Wonder Book of Modern Stories, pages 82-93. The water colour is in excellent condition and it is offered with a near Fine copy of the book in a near Fine DUSTWRAPPER, no inscriptions. Val Biro, author and artist, was born in Budapest in 1921 and came to England before the war to study art. He has illustrated many books for children, especially the Gumdrop series, and for adults and also contributed artwork for many Pan paperback covers and dustjackets.. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Land Surveyor's Daughter

      Fayetteville: Lost Roads ( Mill Mountain Press), 1979. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. First edition of the author's scarce first book, a volume of poems. Some light wear to front cover else a tight clean near fine copy in bound wrappers. Published as Lost Roads Number 1.

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        The Golden Age of Jazz

      New York, Simon and Schuster, , 1979. Text and Photographs by... Quarto. Original cloth-backed boards in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in black and white. Very good in slightly rubbed dust jacket. First Edition. "On-location portraits, in words and pictures, of more than 200 outstanding musicians from the late '30s through the '40s." This copy inscribed by Gottlieb on the title page in the year of publication to Jazz collector and researcher Arthur Newman, "for all his help!" Review slip loosely inserted together with three photocopied reviews and a hand-written note, "Here are some of the reviews that have been coming in (Each of these three ran a full page.)"

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Elégies majeures suivi de Dialogue sur la poésie francophone.

      Seuil 1979 - - Seuil, Paris _1979, 14,5x21,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 210 ex numérotés sur Sirène, seuls grands papiers. Infimes traces d'insolation en tête de tout le corps de l'ouvrage et du deuxième plat, sinon agréable exemplaire. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 437 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Douglas Sirk

      Boston, MA. U.S.A.:Twayne Publishers 1979 - First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Binding stressed at pg. 26. Spine partly illegible. Inscribed on front FEP, "Here is a way too academic book for a dear classmate in the school of life . Love Michael" and dated 2/16/2001. Assumed inscription by author. Biography of an early expressionist filmmaker. Illustrated with photographs. 226 pgs. 8 1/4 x 5 3/4. 1 lb. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume V, Part 1, The Exchequer Years 1922 - 1929

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1979. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The Official Biography of Winston Churchill, initiated by Randolph Churchill but completed by Martin Gilbert, is an epic piece of scholarship about a singularly epic life, comprising eight mammoth main text volumes and - so far - sixteen accompanying document or "Companion" volumes. The eight main text volumes were published between 1966 and 1988. Publication of the Companion volumes continues today. The Companion volumes for Volume V of the Official Biography are the most keenly sought and most prohibitive to acquire of all Official Biography volumes. There was only a single printing in England and the Volume V Companions were published in smaller quantities than other Companion volumes - meaning that many Official Biography sets will forever do without. Here is a truly fine copy of the first of the three Volume V Companions, the British first edition, only printing. The white dust jacket is immaculate with absolutely no flaws to report - crisp, bright, clean, and complete with no discernible wear. There were two prices on the dust jacket flap - an original introductory price and then a higher price specified after 1 February 1981. Both prices are intact on this unclipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The book beneath is likewise truly fine and appears unread. The red cloth binding is clean, tight, and square, showing virtually no wear and retaining a nicely rounded spine, sharp corners, and bright spine gilt. The contents are pristine. There is no sign of the looseness or gutter breaks that so often occur with this massive volume. There is no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The fore and bottom edges are as clean and bright as the contents. The sole trivial flaw noted is that the first half inch of topstain immediately adjacent to the spine is very slightly sunned. The balance of the red topstain retains deep unfaded color. Please note that this large, heavy book may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A302e1.

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        A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia, and the Adjacent Islands

      Melbourne: Queensberry Hill Press,, 1979. Quarto. Original half green morocco with green boards, titles and decoration to spine and rules to covers gilt, five bands to spine, top edge gilt. With the publisher's slip case. Illustrated throughout by Gould. A fine copy, slip case bumped with a couple of small old tape marks to the sides. First Australian facsimile edition. Limited to 387 copies.

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        The Kummerling Trio Play The Kummerling Trios I & II (Record)

      Stuttgart and London: Edition Hamsjorg Mayer, 1979. First edition. Record LP. Fine. Fine copy in multicolor sleeve of this 33 1/3 rpm stereo long-playing record. Per Dobke only 300 of these were ever made. Record not played, but appears to be in fine condition. Rare. [Dobke, Dieter Roth Books + Multiples, Catalogue Raisonne, pp 91].

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        a V TRE Extra (No. 11)

      New York: Fluxus Editorial Council, 1979. First edition. Paperback. Fine. Folio. Tabloid newspaper format. The eleventh issue of this fluxus inspired newspaper. A tribute issue to the late George Maciunas. Contributions by Knowles, Vostell and many more. A remarkable copy - fine and unfolded.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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      The Artist, (Washington, D.C. 1979 - First edition. Oblong folio. Near fine in worn, good only dustwrapper. Marked "Special Edition" in ink by the Swiss avante-garde artist and filmmaker, as well as additionally Signed, monogrammed, and dated by him, this copy has also been nicely Inscribed: "To my dear friends Mr. & Mrs. Kamenetz, A person's creativity is one of its essential resources, and what he does to protect and develop that resource is a measure of his strength and vitality. 7-8-79." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      Random House, 1979-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. Association Copy. New York: Random House, 1979. First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page, as well as the proper printing code of "24689753" to denote a first printing. In the original dust jacket with the price of $12.95 intact. In Fair condition, in a Good Minus dust jacket. The boards show soiling, with heavy wear at the corners. Spine cloth heavily worn. Front hinge starting. Pages are in fair condition as well, with water warping, light pencil marking. The dust jacket shows edge wear, surface wear and creasing. It seems the book was lent out by a woman named Kit, who had each reader write an inscription. The front free end paper and the following page have a total of four gift inscriptions to a Kit and Barb, and the inscriptions suggest the people who wrote them knew Cormac McCarthy personally, or found themselves written into the book itself. A truly one-of-a-kind copy, offering an interesting glimpse into the background of the novel. The inscriptions, as far as can be deciphered, are as follows: 6/15/82A wonderful view of Knoxville's netherside. A fantastic(?) collection of stamps and beautiful description of life.Bob Kronick(Most likely Robert Kronick, currently a professor of University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where Suttree is set; he earned his PhD there in 1971)Kit-Memories came Rushing back...of places and more than a few people, too. Charlie (Cormac) and I saw some of his images together. Now I wonder if it was as hard as Charlie saw...or as soft and clouded as I remember. Either way, it was fascinating.Love to you and Barbara,Jim Walls, Jr12/28/83(Assumed University of Tennessee Knoxville Geology professor)12 September 1981To Kit and Barb,Goddam it made me smile and cry- we are in this book Kit.Love youCh(?)Kit Einrsig(?)This was a wild love affair with pain and passion from 10-1-81 to 11/5/81-!!)

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        ROTHSCHILD-GEBETBUCH (1 Band Faksimile und 1 Kommentarband) - Faksimile der Handschrift Cod. Vindobonensis S. N. 2844 der Österreichische Nationalbibliothek in Wien - Eines von lediglich 96 Exemplare der Luxusausführung mit vergoldeten Beschlägen - LIMITIERT - TADELLOSES EXEMPLAR

      ADEVA Akademische Druck- u Verlagsanstalt Graz/Austria 1979 - Einzigartige Vielfalt: Simon Bening, Gerard Horenbout, Gerard David - alle diese berühmten Künstler der flämischen Buchmalerei leisteten ihren wertvollen Beitrag zu diesem prachtvollen Gebetbuch. Es entstand um 1510 für einen unbekannten - aber sicher einflussreichen und wohlhabenden Auftraggeber. Nach den Wirren des 2. Weltkrieges wurde die Originalhandschrift 1999 an die Erben der früheren jüdischen Besitzer zurückgegeben und für 25 Mio. US$ versteigert. Heute wird sie als Cod. Vindobonensis S. N. 2844 der Österreichische Nationalbibliothek in Wien aufbewahrt. Der ADEVA Verlag schuf in aufwendiger Handarbeit lediglich 96 Exemplare der Luxusausführung mit vergoldeten Beschlägen (streng limitiert und handnummeriert). Diese Faksimile-Ausgabe ist beim Verlag vergriffen und dort nicht mehr erhältlich. Angebotsumfang: * 1 Band Faksimile * 1 Band Wissenschaftlicher Kommentar * Kassette Ausstattungsdetails: * Bis ins Detail dem Original aus dem 16. Jahrhundert nachempfunden * Originalformat von ca. 22,8 x 16 cm * 508 Seiten, original randbeschnitten und handgeheftet * 67 ganzseitige und 5 kleinere Miniaturen * 141 Seiten mit Zierrahmen * Unzählige Goldinitialen im Text * Luxus-Ausgabe mit 10 vergoldeten Eck- und Mittelbeschlägen * Roter Samteinband * Aus privater Sammlung * Zustand: * Tadelloses Exemplar * In original Kassette Limitierung: * Streng limitiert auf nur 96 Exemplare weltweit * Längst vergriffen * Sammlerstück und Wertanlage Besuchen Sie uns in der Altstadt von Regensburg # Wir bieten eine Vielzahl wertvolle Faksimile-Ausgaben an # Wir liefern alle Faksimile-Ausgaben ab einem Verkaufspreis von 3.980,- Euro persönlich zu Ihnen nach Hause # Dazu erhalten Sie eine 60-90 minütige Einführung in das Werk

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      St. Gallen, Switzerland: Erker Galerie, 1979. Original lithograph by Günther Uecker (b. 1930) with facing text by Alexander Mitscherlich (1908-1982) in his own lithographically reproduced handwriting. 39 x 57 cm. One of 200 copies signed and numbered in pencil by Uecker on BFK Rives. From Erker-Treffen 3.

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        Japanese Farmers

      Japan: Nihon Keizai, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition of this collection of black and white photos of the life and working conditions of Japanese farmers. In very good condition, lacking obi. Decorated slipcase shows some wear at folds. An uncommon and important photo-document of a people and a time.

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      North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1979. quarter leather over decorated paper-covered boards. 33382|61557|89153|100363/PR. Bird & Bull Press. tall 8vo. quarter leather over decorated paper-covered boards. 123 pages. Limited to 300 numbered copies, this work (Taylor A21) is an excellent, scholarly study, finely printed by Henry Morris. With two original plates intended for Bigelow's book, Jacob Bigelow's American Medical Botany shows a plate that Bigelow had meant to use in his work but didn't. "The two illustrations mounted into this study comprise original, engraved plates--one hand-colored and one left uncolored--which Jacob Bigelow had made up when he initially intended to illustrate his edition in the usual, hand-colored way. As this study shows, the burdensome aspects of this method led him and his cohorts to invent a mechanical method of printing the plates and coloring them concurrently. This resulted in the abandonment of these initial plates, some of which had been colored by artists and some left untouched. These surplus plates, amounting to several thousand, came into the Boston Medical Library in 1927 through the bequest of Jacob Bigelow's grandson, Dr. William Sturgis Bigelow, and it was deemed desirable to mount two of them--a colored and an uncolored specimen--into each copy of this edition, in this way enhancing it with an air of originality and added interest.

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        Tapestries and Mosaics of Marc Chagall at the Knesset

      New York: Tudor. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First American edition, AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY, inscribed by Chagall on half-title to Dr. Miriam Freund-Rosenthal: "Pour Miriam Freund Rosenthal / amicalement / Marc Chagall / St. Paul de Vence / 1979." Miriam Freund-Rosenthal was the national president of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, and during her tenure she "persuaded the artist Marc Chagall to create the stained glass windows for a synagogue in Jerusalem", now known as Chagall's "Jerusalem Windows," one of his greatest works. (Obituary, New York Times, January 22, 1999). She "described these events in her monograph Jewels for A Crown: The Story of the Chagall Windows. After leaving the presidency, she held other board posts, including the chair of Education, Zionist Affairs, Hadassah Magazine, two Youth Survey committees, and nongovernmental representative to the United Nations" (Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia). With 50 color plates illustrating Chagall's magnificent tapestries and mosaics that grace the Israel Parliament Building in Jerusalem and a detailed analysis of Chagall's art by Ziva Amishai-Maisels. New York: Tudor Publishing, 1973. Quarto, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket with wear at spine ends and a little tape reinforcement at base of spine. A rare Chagall association copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Old Pond Song (Signed)

      Cambridge: Firefly Press, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Oblong 8vo. Introduction by Elsa Dorfman. Photographs by Rosalie Post. A near fine example of this handsome volume. One of only 50 SIGNED copies. Includes a Signed and annotated photograph by Dorfman at rear of book. Quarter cloth and Japanese paper over boards.

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        Le Dessin bien tempéré : un triptyque, douze préludes, douze fugues

      Borderie, Paris 1979 - Paris, Editions Borderie, 1979. 19 x 20 cm, 26 cahiers de papier couché légendés, portant, pour 24 d'entre eux un dessin en noir reproduit sur vélin d'Arches et pour le premier un triptyque gravé par Cécile Deux légendé et signé à la mine de plomb, le dernier cahier constituant l'achevé d'imprimer et la justification, en feuilles sous couverture repliée imprimée et illustrée. Edition originale de ce recueil de dessins. Tirage à 300 exemplaires, tous sur Arches. Celui-ci hors commerce, signé par Fred Deux. Bien complet des trois gravures originales de Cécile Deux d'après Fred Deux. Sans la chemise, sinon très bon. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Unlimited Dream Company

      Jonathan Cape, 1979. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Very Good/Fine book in likewise Fine dustwrapper. Green coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Dark green coloured tint to the top text block edge. Not price-clipped.

      [Bookseller: Anulios Books]
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        Kill your pet puppy. Nos. 1-6 [all published]

      London: Kill Your Pet Puppy. 1979-1984]. "6 volumes, 4to; illustrations throughout; text printed from typescript; original pictorial wrappers designed in the ""anarcho-situationist"" style; fine. & & The complete run of Tony D and the Puppy Collective's punkzine, which would chronicle the birth of the anarcho-punk and goth subcultures. Bands featured in these pages include Adam and the Ants, Crass, Bauhaus, The Associates, Sex Gang Children, and Cuddly Toys. With an unrecorded promotional flyer for the 'zine (approx. 286 x 191 mm.) printed in red and black. "

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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