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        PLUTARCH: The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: 4 Volumes

      Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound, 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. Bound in premium full leather with hubbed spines. Limited edition, exclusively for the subscribers for the 25th anniversary. Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese (illustrator) ; Franklin Library the Great Books of the Western World Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Chansons de Jacques Brel illustrées de vingt-trois lithographies originales par Lucien-Philippe Moretti et Daniel Sciora. Préface de Georges Brassens

      Seyssinet-Pariset: Editions du Grésivaudan, 1979. Livre. Illus. by Lucien Philippe Moretti. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. originale. In-plano. Seyssinet-Pariset (Isère), Editions du Grésivaudan, 1979. 39 x 29,5 cm, très grand in-4, 391 pp. - 5 ff. n. ch., 23 lithographies à double page hors texte en noir ou en couleurs (12 par Moretti, 11 par Sciora), toutes signées, en feuilles sous couverture brun chiné muette, coffret de l'éditeur en toile brune portant au premier plat la reproduction des signatures de Jacques Brel et des deux illustrateurs. Edition originale collective et premier tirage. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 219 sur vélin d'Arches contenant, à plat sous portefeuille, une suite des 23 lithographies sur vélin d'Arches (n° 249). Toutes les lithographies, dans le volume comme dans la suite, sont signées par les artistes à la mine de plomb. L'exemplaire est également signé à la page de justification. Infimes traces d'usure au portefeuille et au coffret, sinon parfait. (Prévoir des frais de port pour 12 kg).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Drawings of the Rembrandt School; Volumes 1 - 10

      Abrais Books. Collectible - Good. Quarto. Hardcovers Cloth. 1979. Ex-Library with the usual treatments. Volumes I thru X (in five books). Published between 1979-1992. Comprehensive catalogue raissonne of the works of known students of Rembrandt. Text is organized with descriptive listings and on verso., b/w images on recto. Volumes bound in original red cloth. Covers shows mild to moderate shelf wear. With four volumes, rubbing wear along spines is a bit more pronounced. Pages are clean in every way throughout. ?Binding solid, Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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      St. Gallen, Switzerland: Erker Galerie, 1979. Original lithograph by Wifredo Lam (1902-1982) with facing text by Michael Leiris (1901-1990) in his own lithographically reproduced handwriting. 39 x 57 cm. One of 200 copies signed and numbered in pencil by Lam on BFK Rives. From Erker-Treffen 3.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Remains of Elmet

      London: Rainbow Press,, 1979. Photographs by Fay Godwin. Tall quarto. Original tree calf, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the publisher's brown cloth slipcase. 4 plates from photographs by Fay Godwin. A few tiny spots to spine. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of 70 copies on Barcham green charing hand-made paper and bound in tree calf from a limited edition of 180 numbered copies all signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Remains of Elmet. Signed Limited Edition

      London: Rainbow Press. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued and brown cloth slipcase with ribbon tie. 1979. Limited Edition [79/180]. Quarter buckram on decorative papered boards. 300mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). 88pp. Photographic plates by Fay Godwin. Signed by Ted Hughes on the Limitation page. The edition limited 10 - 180 copies numbered and signed by the author: numbers 1-70 bound in full treed calf and also signed by the photographer; numbers 71-180 bound in quarter buckram. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Historical Records of New South Wales 7 Volumes in 8

      Mona Vale NSW Australia: Lansdowne Slattery &Company , 1979. This is the facsimile reprint edition of the original publications. Volume 1 Part I Cook 1762-1780 xlii + 526pp. Vol 1 Part II Philip 1783-1792 xxxiii + 747pp. Volume 2 Grose and Paterson 1793-1795, xxvii + 936pp. Volume 3 Hunter 1796-1799 xxxviii + 856pp. Volume 4 Hunter & King 1800-1802, xlv + 1066pp. Volume 5 King 1803-1805 lxviii + 866pp. Volume 6 King and Bligh 1806-1808, lxxvi + 875pp. Volume 7 Bligh & Macquarie 1809-1811, lx + 690pp. This is a standard reference for historians and students interested in the discovery, settlement and exploration of the foundation colony of Australia. In addition to a complete record of Cook's discovery of Australia, the volumes contain a complete record of all the colony's official coorrespondence and documents of any consequence relevant to the period 1783 to 1811. All material relevant to Norfolk Island, Tasmania and Victoria is also included, since these areas came under the responsibility of the foundation colony. Arranged in chronological order, each volume with its own individual index. Clean and unmarked. 11 kg unpacked. Overweight, extra postage may be required outside Australia. . Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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      New York: Oxford Universtiy Press, 1979. First edition. Octavo, white cloth. Very good in slipcase. Limited to 250 Signed Copies by Philip Johnson. Although not called for; this copy is signed by Vincent Scully who contributed the foreword; Peter Eisenman who wrote the introduction; and Robert A.M. Stern who penned the commentary for this fine volume.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Andy Warhol's Exposures

      New York: Andy Warhol Books / Grosset & Dunlap. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION of Warhol's first book of photographs, SIGNED BY WARHOL on half-title. Warhol's collection of 360 images of countless major celebrities captured in candid and revealing moments. With illuminating text by Warhol and Bob Colacello. New York: Andy Warhol Books / Grosset & Dunlap, 1979. Folio, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, only the slightest wear to dust jacket. A fine copy, rare in such outstanding condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Classics of Dentistry Library: John Hunter: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE HUMAN TEETH (1778); G.V. Black: OPERATIVE DENTISTRY (1908, 2 vol.); Joseph Fox: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE HUMAN TEETH (1803); Joseph Fox: THE TREATMENT OF DIESASE OF THE TEETH, THE GUMS AND THE AVEOLAR PROCESS (1806); Emile Magitot: A TREATISE ON DENTAL CARRIES (1878); N.B De Chémant: A DISSERTATION ON ARTIFICIAL TEETH (1804); Weinberger: The History of Dentistry (1948, 2 vols.); Chapin Harris: The Dental Art - A Practical Treatise on Dental Surgery (1839); John Tomes: Dental Physiology and Surgery (1848); Norman Kingsley: Oral Deformaties ( 1880); Thomas Berdmore: A Treatise on the Teeth and Gums ( 1768); Joseph Hurlock: A Practical Treatise upon Dentition (1742) (12 books in 14 vols.)

      Gryphon Editions, c.1979. Reprints.. Leather. Hardback. Gilt decorated covers and gilt page edges.. As new condition./No dust jacket, as issued. . All page edges gilt.& Marbled end papers.& A lovely collectible copy.& Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

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        The Naked and The Dead

      Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1979 - SIGNED in blue ink by NORMAN MAILER on third free endpaper (bound in, not tipped in); tissue guard laid in. 1979 Franklin Library Limited Edition leatherbound collector's edition. Includes a special message by the author. Rich chocolate brown hand-cut full leather boards with ornate gilt design. Hubbed spine. All edges gilt. Deep brown silk moire endpapers, faded to red on edges. Matching bound-in ribbon. Textblock clean, tight, square, color illustrations by Alan Cober. 8vo., 683 pp. Condition: Very good, clean, tight, square; no marks, bookplates, or signs of prior ownership. Slight speckling to gilt edges. A gorgeous book that feels wonderful in the hand. Booklet Notes from the Editors included. Packaged in fresh new cardboard book mailer to arrive in best condition. Complete satisfaction guarantee. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lois Remembers: Memoirs of the Co-founder of Al-Anon and Wife of the Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters Inc, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is lightly rubbed overall with some minor nicking to the edges.

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        Erker-Treffen 3

      St. Gallen, Switzerland: Erker Galerie, 1979. Portfolio of 9 texts lithographically reproduced in the authors' own handwriting by Max Bill, Jean Cassou, Max Frisch, Peter Huchel, Eugène Ionesco, Halldór Laxness, Michel Leiris, Alexander Mitscherlich, Karl Prantl, with 9 original lithographs by Max Bill, Piero Dorazio, Bernhard Heiliger, Wifredo Lam, Otto Piene, Karl Prantl, Giuseppe Santomaso, Antoni Tàpies and Günther Uecker, each signed and numbered by the artist on BFK Rives. The portfolio itself is one of 200 numbered copies. Each lithograph is folded down the middle, typically with the text on the left and the image on the right, and loosely inserted into a slipcase. 39 x 28.5 cm. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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      New York: Delacorte Press, 1979. First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author with a self-caricature.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Right Stuff [Signed]

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1979. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover.. A fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket.. Octavo. The author's eighth book and basis for the 1983 Academy Award-winning film, directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward, Barbara Hershey and Veronica Cartwright. ~An extraordinary association copy elaborately SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front flyleaf in brown ink by the author to personal friend, the artist Richard Merkin, "For Richard, Veteran of the Air Force and Miss Black Burn Campaigns, who forgives (Pace Frazier) clip-on dollar-pins and immortalizes sinners nonetheless, From Tom Wolfe - December 1, 1979." ~An apparently unread copy, bright and clean, with a very tight tight binding in a very near fine dust jacket, which would be considered fine but for the slightest light crease to the spine panel at it's head, and an associated light crease toward the upper left edge of the front panel. An exceptionally unique copy, beautifully inscribed in the year of publication by the author and highly collectible. From the Richard Merkin Collection.

      [Bookseller: Bloody Rare Books, LLC]
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      New York: Farrar Straus Giroux,. [1979]. gray green wrappers.. A fine copy. A scarce proof. (#136753). Advance copy of the first edition. An account of America's first astronauts, the basis for the 1983 Academy Award-winning film. One of Modern Library's "Top 100" nonfiction books.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      London, Hutchinson & Co. (Publisher's) Ltd.,, 1979. Photographs by Andy Warhol. Text by Andy Warhol with Bob Colacello. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout. An excellent copy, dust jacket creased to head of front flap. First edition, first impression. Signed by Andy Warhol on the front panel of dust jacket and half title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      (WARHOL, ANDY). Warhol, Andy & Bob Colacello. ANDY WARHOL'S EXPOSURES - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed by the Artist. New York: Andy Warhol Books / Grosset & Dunlap, 1979. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/Very Good. 256pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Jacket designed by Andy Warhol. "Andy Warhol's Exposures" is the late, great Pop Artist's massive survey of candid photographs of the crème de la crème of New York's monde and demi-monde of the seventies From Mick and Bianca to Halston and Liza, everyone who was anyone after midnight at Studio 54 is captured here in a flash of glory! A most handsome copy of the stated first edition, first printing BOLDLY SIGNED "Andy Warhol" vertically in black marker across its lightly sunned, price-clipped dust jacket. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-448-12850-0 Inventory Number: 022167&

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        Hear The Wind Sing

      Japan: Kodansha Publishers Ltd, 1979. Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. This is a true first edition, first printing (first impression) of the Japanese edition published in 1979 making it the true world first. The dust jacket is in as new. The book itself is in fine as new unread condition. It has the undamaged ribbon intact, also present is the original lightly rubbed OBI (belly-band) wrapped around the jacket. A very scarce first edition of the first book in the "Trilogy of the Rat" series, a superb collectible copy..

      [Bookseller: Kelleher Rare Books]
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        Empty Words

      Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press,, 1979. Writings '73–'78. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine in white, grey endpapers. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at extremities, cloth a little mottled. An excellent copy in the jacket that is a little rubbed along the edges with some nicks and short splits and a small tape mark to the upper panel. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For [?] with friendship, John Cage". The recipient's name, which is illegible, is in a different ink and may have been inserted at a later date than the rest of the inscription.

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        SIGNED* Science Fiction Encyclopedia [EX-LIBRARY]

      Doubleday 1979 - FAIR. X-Library copy with usual marks, *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Stuart J. Bryne (title page), aka John Bloodstone, Harry Turtledove (title page), Dennis Etchinson (title page), Craig Spector (title page), John Skipp (title page), Forrest J. Ackerman (p.16), Poul Anderson (p.31), Michael Collins (p.128), Arthur Byron Cover (p.142), illustrator Kelly Freas (p.235), David Gerrold (p.252), George Clayton Johnson (p.322), Michael (Joseph) Kurland (p.338), Richard A. Lupoff (p.367), William F. Nolan (p.429), Charles Nuetzel (p.433), and Jerry Pournelle (p.471). White illustrated wraps, bagged for protection, approx. 7'' x 10'', large creases to covers at corners and edges, faded, heavy shelf wear, light stains to page edges, tape-repaired spine. Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com Orders shipped via USPS. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Richard Marek Publishers New York: Richard Marek Publishers. (1979). First. First edition. Slightly cocked with accompanying waviness along the spine, a tiny abrasion on the front paste down and bumped corner, about near fine in about near fine dustwrapper with a touch of wear at the heel of the spine and wrinkling along the bottom front edge. Signed by the DeMille. The true first edition of this scarce title, a thriller co-written with Block, a pilot and DeMille's childhood friend. DeMille's co-authorship was originally unattributed, and the book club edition (lacking a priced jacket as this has) is sometimes mistakenly offered as a first edition. Very likely the most difficult DeMille book to obtain, particularly in this condition and signed. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Field Work

      London: Faber & Faber, 1979 First UK Edition. Fine book in a Fine Dust Jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Beautiful copy without any jacket fading.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Good As Gold (Signed Franklin Leather with booklet Notes From the Editors

      Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library 1979 - HAND-SIGNED in blue ink by author ROBERT PENN WARREN on third free endpaper (bound in, not tipped in); tissue guard laid in. 1979 Franklin Library Signed Limited Edition leatherbound collector's edition. Includes a special message by the author, plus original booklet Notes from the Editor included. Condition: fine; as new; unread. Rich brown hand-cut full leather boards with ornate gilt design. Hubbed spine; gold silk moire endpapers; matching bound-in ribbon. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked, unread. All edges gilt; very slight speckling to the gilt. Illustrations by Steven Stroud. No marks, bookplates, or signs of prior ownership. A gorgeous book that feels wonderful in the hand. Packaged with care and shipped in a box to arrive in best condition. Complete satisfaction guarantee; no sale is final until you are satisfied. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        One and Other Poems [together with] Fifteen Dead

      Dublin: The Dolmen Press in association with Peppercanister,, 1979. 2 volumes, octavo. Original japon backed green boards, titles to spines, designs to upper boards, and top edges gilt. In the publisher's slipcase. A fine set. One of a limited edition of 150 numbered sets, each book signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

      New York: Basic Books, 1979. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Signed by the author on the title page. Octavo, original brown cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with the usual spine fade. Uncommon signed. Hofstadter's great achievement in Gödel, Escher, Bach was making abstruse mathematical topics (like undecidability, recursion, and 'strange loops') accessible and remarkably entertaining. Borrowing a page from Lewis Carroll (who might well have been a fan of this book), each chapter presents dialogue between the Tortoise and Achilles, as well as other characters who dramatize concepts discussed later in more detail. Allusions to Bach's music (centering on his Musical Offering) and Escher's continually paradoxical artwork are plentiful here. This more approachable material lets the author delve into serious number theory (concentrating on the ramifications of Gödel's Theorem of Incompleteness) while stopping along the way to ponder the work of a host of other mathematicians, artists, and thinkers.

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        Original Artwork for the Dustwrapper of Margaret the Queen

      London: Hodder, 1979. Val Biro's finished artwork for the first edition d/w of this book, image 9" x 11.3", in gouache on artboard, would look beautiful framed for any ardent Tranter fan, signed by Biro. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition Artwork. No Book/Original Dustjacket Artwork. Illus. by Val Biro.

      [Bookseller: David Schutte]
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      New York Graphic Society, Boston,, 1979. Quarto. Original cream cloth, titles to upper board blindstamped, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Browning to endpapers, dust jacket nicked to spine tips otherwise a nice copy. First Edition, First Impression. Inscribed by the artist "Bud, avec mon amitié et ma reconnaissance Henri".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Foxy Ferdinand, 1861-1948, Tsar of Bulgaria / [by] Stephen Constant

      London : Sidgwick and Jackson, 1979. 1st Edition. Physical description: 352 p. , [16] p. Of plates : ill. , geneal. Table, 2 maps, ports. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Ferdinand, I, Czar of Bulgaria, 1861-1948 - Biography. Bulgaria - History - Ferdinand I, 1887-1918. Bulgaria - History - Boris III, 1918-1943 - Sources. Bulgaria - Kings and rulers - Biography. Near fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. With a rare stereotype photograph of Ferdinand I, SIGNED by Ferdinand I, and dated to 1889 - mounted to front free endpaper. The bottom of the photograph is labelled "Curici (?) photographie".

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        Joey. A Loving portrait of Alfred Perlès together with some bizarre episodes relating to the other sex.

      Santa Barbara: Capra Press 1979. 126 pp. Softcover with b/w photo of Miller in beret on frontcover and b/w photo of Miller with Brenda Venus on back.. Inscribed "For Dagmar Brøgger. Did Hansen tell you we met? Henry Miller 12/ 17/ 79". Volume III, Book of Friends

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        The Great Shark Hunt, Strange Tales from a Strange Time

      Summit Books, 1979. First Edition (first printing). The fourth book by the author of HELL'S ANGELS and FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, the "Gonzo Papers, Vol. 1" -- a large collection of journalism and essays from "America's Quintessential Outlaw Journalist." Near Fine/Fine -- a few flecks of foxing to the fore edge and bottom edge of the pages and a hint of toning to the edges of the dust jacket panels. Signed by Thompson (with his large "HST") on the front free end paper. The book is from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        ASHES. POEMS NEW & OLD. Inscribed

      Port Townsend: Graywolf Press, 1979 First Edition Inscribed and dated by Philip Levine on the front free endpaper to Howard Moss, longtime poetry editor at the New Yorker magazine. 'Dear Howard, Take care of yourself & get well. We need you & your wonderful spirit & your poems. Love, Phil. Feb 11, 81' New York'. A near fine copy in 1/4 white over oatmeal cloth, paper label to the spine printed gilt. #155 of 220 cc. 8vo. 66 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Emerald City of Oz

      New York: Dell Rey, 1979 Very Good plus, appears unread, pages age toning, first thsu ovember 1979.

      [Bookseller: Sparkle Books]
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        Garden of Abdul Gasazi (Caldecott Honor, Author's First Book, Signed Bookplate included)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Blind-stamped white cloth in illustrated jacket with light soil and DJ spine sunned. Van Allsburg's stunning debut which was runner-up for the Caldecott Medal and also named one of the New York Times' Best Illustrated Books for 1979. Included with the book is a signed bookplate, which was also designed by Van Allsburg. Scarce as first edition.. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition First Printing. Pictorial Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Chris Van Allsburg. Oblong 4to.

      [Bookseller: E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA]
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        The Fortune of War

      London: Collins,, 1979. A Jack Aubrey Novel. Octavo. Original light blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Plate 48

      This superb watercolor of woodpeckers, measuring 20.75" x 29.25" framed, was executed by the noted natural history artist George Sandstrom, in preparation for the 1979 publication of Lester L. Short's Woodpeckers of the World. Sandstrom's watercolors represent a high point in modern natural history illustration, combining naturalistic compositions with meticulous attention to physical detail. Dean Amadon, commenting on these works in the foreword to the book, wrote: "The success of artist George Sandstrom's labors will be evident to anyone who leafs through the plates. They permit an efficient comparison of woodpeckers, particularly of closely related species, often grouped on the same or adjacent plates, from all quarters of the globe..." The woodpeckers he painted, numbering about 200 species and found on all the major land masses except Australia, are a prominent and conspicuous family of birds, both to the ornithologist and to the general public. Over the entire Northern Temperate region, woodpeckers, with a few exceptions, are among the very few small birds that are non-migratory. Their distinctive behavior and corresponding physical attributes have long captivated bird watchers and inspired artists, from Catesby to Audubon and beyond. Sandstrom's highly accomplished watercolors take their place in this sequence of artistic inspiration, and bear witness to a continuing fascination with these charming birds.

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        The Willem van de Velde drawings in the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum Rotterdam

      Rotterdam : Museum Boymans-van Beuningen Foundation, 1979 . 3 volumes. Orig. blue cloth, in cloth covered slipcase. vol. 1: 188 pp.: fig., vol 2: 358 pp., b/w plates & vol 3: 336 pp., b/w plates. Text in English. - Contents: vol.1. Text - vol.2. Plates. Historical events - vol.3. Plates. Togeth. 882 pp., sumpt. ill. in b/w, oblong 4to.set in fine / new condition !!!

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        James Bond and Moonraker

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1979, 1979. FIRST EDITION, pp.221. Novelisation of the film 'Moonraker'. Publisher's cloth with pictorial dust-wrapper. Minor shelfwear, no inscriptions or price-clipping; a fine copy. This was written under licence from Ian Fleming's copyright holders Glidrose Publications- when Fleming sold the film rights to his novels he would not consent to this and 'The Spy Who Loved Me' being filmed as written; he felt 'The Spy Who Loved Me' was an experimental novel (with female perspective and narrative), and 'Moonraker' was somewhat dated; therefore both would need re-writing and Christopher Wood was brought in by director Lewis Gilbert to produce a screenplay and subsequent novel for the two titles Gilbert: Ian Fleming The Bibliography, pp.112, 612.

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        Il Male.

      Subject: (Riviste). Roma, 1979, A. II, n 1/50 : 17/1/79 al 9/1/80. Mancano 35, 42, 48, 49 Totale 46 fascicoli

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Signed poster for the 1979 Guggenheim retrospective

      New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, , 1979. Offset lithograph exhibition poster, (830 × 560 mm) signed by Beuys in pencil. Framed and glazed. Image by Ute Klophaus from the 1968 action "Vacuum<->Mass" printed in dark blue. Excellent condition. Presented float mounted in ablack wooden frame with UV glass. First edition, one of 100 signed by Beuys at the vernissage of his only lifetime American retrospective. Claudia Schmuckli describes the Guggenheim exhibition as a "lightning rod for American criticism," opening the way for a number of radical assaults on Beuys&#39;s reputation, on his perceived messianism and his "infantile utopian rhetoric." Thirty years on, critical appreciation has shifted its ground from such literalism, and Beuys remains one of the most conceptually influential artists of the last century.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Desert pictures and drawings.

      Cala d'Or, Mallorca, T. Pons, 1979. - Small folio. (28) pp. with full-page illustrations. With 42 black-and-white line-drawn plates and 12 full-colour plates. Stored within original gilt cloth portfolio. Charming set of Bedouin horse illustrations. Reproduced from originals 70 x 50 cm; historical and poetic texts chosen by Miquel Barceló. OCLC 7452966/434575750. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        My Uncle Oswald

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1979. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine bumped, dust jacket lightly creased to foot of back panel. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper, "To Joy, love Roald Dahl".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Brass Knuckles (Signed First Edition)

      Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. His first book, a collection of poetry. A fine and tight copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Dybek on the title page. One of the nicest copies I&#39;ve ever seen.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Lector in Fabula [Signed and Contemporarily Dated; a remarkably Intimate Association Copy] la cooperazione interpretativa nei testi narrativi [cooperation in the interpretative narrative texts]

      Milano: Bompiani, 1979. First edition. Wrappers. Fine. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing -- properly stating "I edizione febbraio 1979" and with the Publisher&#39;s blindstamp to the title page, in the Publisher&#39;s original orange wrappers (light edge wear, minor spine creasing, modest mark to the leading edge of the closed page block -- not affecting the page margins or text), SIGNED BY UMBERTO ECO on the first page and there intimately and cryptically inscribed and contemporarily dated as follows: "A Lucrezia,/ sperando in tutto / quello che i / stato detto di / noi due (PW)/ Umberto/ Rio agosto 79" (a fabulous and intimate inscription which, translated to English, reads: "To Lucrezia, I am hoping for all those things that have been said of the two of us (PW) Umberto Rio August 79" -- by using the intimate plural "noi" Eco&#39;s inscription strongly implies that a relationship exists between Lucrezia and himself and and that even better things are to come). An important contribution to semiotics and discourse analysis in which Eco analyzes the theme of interpretation as textual work to be done by the reader. After an introduction that ties the search to the problem of the text, Eco presents his &#147;reader model", that &#147;a text wants someone to help him work&#148; and that it is &#147;a product whose interpretative fate is part of its generative mechanism.&#148; There, the author provides a textual strategy, but it is distinct from the reader&#146;s strategy. It is the meeting of these two strategies that forms a &#147;textual cooperation.&#148; Signed copies of the book are as scarce as hen&#39;s teeth. A Fine copy, SIGNED BY UMBERTO ECO AND QUITE INTIMATELY INSCRIBED. EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Handmade Papers of the World

      (Tokyo): Takeo Ltd, 1979. First edition. Five volumes: two octavo, three quarto. One of 1100 copies printed to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Takeo paper company&#39;s founding. The set consists of: two folding enclosures containing specimens of 171 varieties of handmade paper from twenty-three countries, one case containing five specimens of the "forefathers of paper," one volume of the text in English, and one volume of the text in Japanese. Contains numerous essays, drawings, and specimens that represent traditions of hand papermaking processes throughout the world, from China to Madagascar, to Spain and Australia. The volume of the "forefathers of paper" contains samples of Egyptian papyrus, tapa from Hawaii, amatl paper from Mexico, bai-lan from Thailand, and English parchment. Variously bound, with text in English and Japanese. The books fit into in the original paper-covered box, which is protected in the original cardbord carton. A fine set of this comprehensive undertaking.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Desert, Marsh and Mountain. The World of a Nomad

      London: Collins, 1979. . Limited edition, no. 90 of 160 copies signed by the author, 4to, 304 pp. Black and white photographic illustrations, marbled endpapers. Original half morocco, a.e.g., slipcase, slight sunning of spine, a near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Frank Lloyd Wright Selected Drawings Portfolio, Volume 2

      New York: Horizon Press, 1979. Large Clamshell Box. Plates 51-100. This copy is A043 of a 700 limitation. The tissue paper covering plates has small pieces missing. The box is faded and slightly worn.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

      [Bookseller: Arizona Book Gallery]
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